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Sports popularity ignores societal issues

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Professional and college sports have taken American society by storm and fans have become increasingly more attentive to their teams, especially when they perform well and win their ways into playoffs or championships. After this happens on more than one occasion in a few years, teams attract a large...

Illini Drive breaks down Blues vs. Blackhawks

Illini Drive breaks down Blues vs. Blackhawks

By Kevin McCarthy

April 11, 2016

Cristiano Simonetta from lastwordonsports.com breaks down the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues playoff series. He talks about what each team needs to do if they want to advance in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, he makes his official prediction for the series.  ...

Chicago Blackhawks beat St. Louis Blues, 5-3, in sled hockey at Illinois Ice Arena

By Ryan Wilson

December 6, 2015

At Illinois’ Ice Arena Saturday night, fans were beating the glass like a drum and screaming their favorite players’ names as they watched the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-3.It seemed like most hockey games, except the players — in their teams’ respective NHL uniforms and ...

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

By Ethan Swanson

September 30, 2015

Playing in Chicago at Johnny’s Ice House, the practice facility of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, is nothing new for the Illinois hockey team — as they have hosted a series there for the past three seasons.The Illini’s opponent, however, is one they have very little experience wit...