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2011 Cubs Spring Training Schedule

2011 Cubs Spring Training Schedule

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The Cubs released their 35-game 2011 Spring Training schedule, which includes two games in Las Vegas from March 12-13, and two games against the defending World Series champion Giants on March 1 and March 20.

The Cubs open Cactus League play under manager Mike Quade on Feb. 27 against the Athletics at HoHoKam Park, one of 17 home games in Mesa, Ariz. The first road trip will be to Scottsdale to face the Giants on March 1.

The Cubs will play six home games in the first nine days from Feb. 27 to March 7, and close the home portion of the Cactus League schedule March 29 against the D-backs. On March 30, the Cubs also will play an intrasquad game at HoHoKam to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

DateOpponentSiteFeb. 27
Oakland Athletics
Mesa
Feb. 28
Milwaukee Brewers
MesaMar. 1
San Francisco Giants
ScottsdaleMar. 2
Milwaukee Brewers
MaryvaleMar. 3
Texas Rangers
MesaMar. 4
Kansas City Royals
Surprise
Mar. 5
San Diego Padres
MesaMar. 6 (SS)
Los Angeles DodgersCincinnati Reds
MesaGoodyearMar. 7
Los Angeles Angels
MesaMar. 8
Colorado Rockies
ScottsdaleMar. 9
Kansas City Royals
MesaMar. 10
Cleveland Indians
MesaMar. 11
Chicago White Sox
GlendaleMar. 12 (SS)
Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds
MesaLas Vegas
Mar. 13 (SS)
Arizona DiamondbacksLos Angeles Dodgers
ScottsdaleLas Vegas
Mar. 14
Seattle Mariners
PeoriaMar. 15 (SS)
Colorado RockiesOakland Athletics
MesaPhoenixMar. 17
Oakland Athletics
PhoenixMar. 18
Cincinnati Reds
MesaMar. 19
San Diego Padres
PeoriaMar. 20
San Francisco Giantss
MesaMar. 21
Los Angeles Angels
TempeMar. 22
Los Angeles Dodgers
GlendaleMar. 23
Oakland Athletics
MesaMar. 24
Chicago White Sox
MesaMar. 25
Seattle Mariners
MesaMar. 26
Texas Rangers
SurpriseMar. 27
Colorado Rockies
MesaMar. 28
Cleveland Indians
GoodyearMar. 29
Arizona Diamondbacks
MesaMar. 30
Cubs Intrasquad Game
Mesa (Time TBD)

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

93 Days to Kickoff: West Aurora

93 Days to Kickoff: West Aurora

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: West Aurora

Head coach: Nate Eimer

Assistant coaches: Tony Melchiori, DC Bob Fowler, DL Patrick Stremel, LB Charlie Graves, DB Mike Runge, OL Joe Howell, RB Ron Murphy and QB Alex Shaw

How they fared in 2017: 7-3 (4-1 Upstate Eight Valley Conference). West Aurora made the IHSA Class 8A playoff field last season. The Blackhawks lost to Naperville Central 35-14 in opening round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Larkin

Aug. 31 @ West Chicago

Sept. 7 vs Streamwood

Sept. 14 @ Glenbard East

Sept. 21 vs Bartlett

Sept. 28 vs Glenbard South

Oct. 5 @ Elgin

Oct. 12 vs East Aurora

Oct. 19 vs South Elgin

[MORE: 94 Days to Kickoff - Kaneland]

Biggest storyline: Game 11. Can the Blackhawks get back to the IHSA state playoffs for the fourth straight season and then advance past the opening round?

Names to watch this season: QB Will Tammaru, RB/DB JaQuan Buchanan and DT Denver Warren

Biggest holes to fill: The Blackhawks welcome back an impressive 17 starters (nine offense, eight defense) to the mix. However, the group will be a bit inexperienced in some spots on both the offensive and defensive line.  

EDGY's Early Take: The Blackhawks' turnaround under head coach Nate Eimer and staff has been a terrific story to follow. That said, the bar for West Aurora football has also been raised. No longer are they satisfied by just "getting" to state. The Blackhawks welcome back a deep group on both sides of the football led by a potentially high powered, balanced offense. On paper, this team has the makings of being one of the better Blackhawks teams in their history. They will challenge for the Upstate Eight conference title and get another shot at the Class 8A playoff field.