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Campus Recreation Is Not Providing Enough Services to NEIU’s Sports Community

Campus Recreation Is Not Providing Enough Services to NEIU’s Sports Community

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor February 4, 2022

This is the first installment of a series of articles that started as an assignment for a class called Solutions Journalism. The class objective was to teach students a kind of journalism that does not...

Bears management expects defense will benefit from coach Eberflus leadership.( Military service members honored during Chicago bears game by 416thTEC is licensed under CC PDM 1.0)

Ryan and Matt are “still” our football guys

David Redmond, Writer February 4, 2022

Here we go again Bears fans! Tell me if I heard this before but the Chicago Bears  hired a new General Manager and head coach, and their names are Ryan and Matt. Not the Ryan (Pace) and Matt (Nagy) that...

Dos a Cero: USMNT Defeats Mexico in Cincinnati.

Dos a Cero: USMNT Defeats Mexico in Cincinnati.

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor December 15, 2021

Tickets for the USA vs Mexico soccer game held on Nov. 12 sold out weeks before the event. Usually, US soccer fans are outnumbered by Mexican supporters in locations like California, Texas or Chicago,but...

Pedroso Centers La Copa

Pedroso Center’s La Copa

Almudena Yebra Romanillos October 20, 2021

Angelina Pedroso’s Team Wins La Copa   As part of the “Latino Heritage Month” celebrations, the Angelina Pedroso Center organized one more year “La Copa”, a soccer tournament open...

Wrigley Field proudly manifested the Cubs’ achievement during that sweet in October 2016.

Dropoff in Production by Cubs’ “Core Players” lead to Breakup of 2016 Chicago Cubs Championship Team

Michael Gross, Writer October 3, 2021

The Chicago Cubs in 2016,  led by National League MVP (Most Valuable Player) Kris Bryant as well as star players Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Wilson Contreras,  broke a 108-year drought by defeating...

Messi Illustrated by Savannah Owens

Leo Messi Plays 25 Unremarkable Minutes in a Remarkable Day for Soccer

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Just a couple of minutes before Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Kyllian Mbappé had made a run to the far post and connected a ball into the net served by right back Achraf Hakimi, Le Parisien -- also...

Campus Recreation Photo by Ankush Vyas

NEIU’s “Return to Campus Plan” Leaves Intramural Sports, Use of Sports Facilities in Limbo a Week Before Class.

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor August 26, 2021

As we prepare for another semester, the NEIU community acknowledges that there are great risks associated with coming to the different campuses to take classes in person. We are still fighting a pandemic...

“Tiger Woods” by Omar Rawlings is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The Importance of Tiger Woods to the Sport of Golf

Jack Poskus, Campus Life Editor March 9, 2021

For a sport that has always been associated with a smaller following, golf has undeniably never been at the center of attention, foregrounding more traditional, contact sports like football and basketball...

The project for a new crest is part of Joe Maunseto’s quest to improve Chicago’s soccer team brand. (Graphics and photo by Erwin Lopez Rada/ The Independent)

Chicago Fire FC asks for fan submissions, opinions for new team crest to be used in 2022 MLS Season.

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor February 23, 2021

After debuted a design in 2020 that received a cold reception from the public, Chicago Fire FC owner Joel Mansueto proposed a new team crest for the team’s 2022 Major League Soccer season, the team stated...

Fans support Chicago Fire FC at SeatGeek Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, during a 2016 MLS Season match. The Fire was expected to move in 2020 to Soldier Field, in downtown Chicago, but the plan was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(The Independent/ Erwin Lopez Rada).

Chicago FIRE FC looking to improve on 2020 highlights for the upcoming 2021 MLS season

Erwin Lopez Rada, Sports Editor January 26, 2021

Though the Chicago Fire FC (CFFC)prepares to face 2021 MLS season with a defined identity and established style of play, they must address their lack of roster depth to improve on last season’s 11th-place...

Players wont be strong-armed; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players

“Players won’t be strong-armed”; Workplace safety, unfair compensation emerge as concerns among MLB players

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2020

MLB owners approved a plan Monday to restart the suspended MLB season by early July. However, concerns surrounding hazardous workplace conditions and unfair compensation models emerged as concerns among...

MLB owners approve plan to start season by July

MLB owners approve plan to start season by July

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2020

Major League Baseball owners accepted a plan Monday endorsing an abbreviated 82-game regular season beginning around Fourth of July weekend.  Under the plan, spring training would begin in early to mid-June. MLB...

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