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Word on the Street: Cubs reunite with Old Style

Word on the Street: Cubs reunite with Old Style

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
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Cubs keep Old Style at Wrigley

The Cubs and Pabst Brewing Co. announced in a two-year deal that Old Style and Old Style Light will remain at Wrigley Field. (@CubsInsider)

Konerko back in the Sox lineup

After an 0-for-12 slump, Paul Konerko will return to the White Sox starting lineup tonight against Minnesota. He is 12-for-38 against Twins pitcher, Carl Pavano, knocking Gordan Beckham out of the lineup. Omar Vizquel will play at second base. (ChicagoTribune)

KHL devastating plane crash

43 are confirmed dead after a plane carrying Russias KHL Lokomotiv hockey team crashed this morning. Among those lost are former Blackhawks players, Alexander Karpovtsev and Igor Korolev. Other former NHL players killed in the crash included Pavol Demitra, Ruslan Salei, Josef Vasicek, Karel Rachunek and Karlis Skrastins. (CSNChicago, ChicagoTribune)

Injury keeps Barber sidelined

Marion Barber remains sidelined for the Bears as he recovers from a calf injury. He suffered the injury on Aug. 27 and has not returned to the field since then. If necessary, Kahlil Bell will fill in as backup behind Matt Forte. (ChicagoTribune)

Lockout causes change in NBA 2K12

Rookies will not be included on NBA 2K12 thanks to the lockout. Licensing rights prohibit the new players from being included on the original game, but 15 of the sports legends are featured. (ProBasketballTalk)

Flyers confirm 2012 Winter Classic

A letter to Flyers season ticket holders confirms the team will host the Rangers for the 2012 Winter Classic on Jan. 2. The exact location has not been released yet. (ProHockeyTalk)

Arkansas lured away from SEC

The Big 12 reached out to Arkansas in an attempt to focus their interests on returning to a Southwestern conference and out of the SEC. Jeff Long, UAs athletic director, immediately confirmed the Razorbacks will not be going anywhere. (CollegeFootballTalk)

MLB Power Rankings: It's Eloy's world and we're all just living in it

MLB Power Rankings: It's Eloy's world and we're all just living in it

Eloy Jimenez is wasting no time endearing himself to the South Side. His game-winning, broken bat homer against the team that traded him away, in his first time back, is the stuff of legend. The Quintana-Eloy trade still probably has 10-15 years of barguments ahead of it, but it's quickly becoming one of the more fascinating storylines in recent memory. 

There's apparently baseball going on outside of Chicago, though, and as it turns out, the teams that were still really good last week are still really good this week. The Astros and Yankees are actually probably getting better. The Orioles are not. 

To the rankings! 

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72 Days To Kickoff: West Aurora

72 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 Aug. 5, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 30.

School: West Aurora

Head coach: Nate Eimer

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

How they fared in 2018: 9-2 (8-1 Upstate Eight Conference). West Aurora made the 8A state football playoff and beat South Elgin in the opening round. They lost to Edwardsville in second round action.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Plainfield South
Sept. 6 @ Plainfield East
Sept. 13 vs Joliet Central
Sept. 20 @ Romeoville
Sept. 27 @ Yorkville
Oct. 4 vs Oswego
Oct. 11 vs. Plainfield North
Oct. 18 @ Minooka  
Oct. 25 vs Oswego East

[MORE: 93 Days to Kickoff - Oswego East]

Biggest storyline: A new home in the Southwest Prairie Conference. Can the Blackhawks fare well and keep up their winning ways with a step up in competition?

Names to watch this season: QB Will Tammaru (Sr.) and DE Matt Johnson (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Blackhawks will welcome back 13 returning starters (seven offense, six defense) and feature several multi-year starters. Standout defensive lineman Denver Warren has transferred to Brother Rice. How will roster depth play a role? Overall numbers can be better for every high school program-- including West Aurora.
 
EDGY's Early Take: Coach Nate Eimer's Blackhawks depart the Upstate Eight and enter the Southwest Prairie. The program has had great success the last four seasons (all playoff berths), with 30 wins to their credit. The program had 30 wins total between 2005-14. West Aurora is pretty stacked with talent and is expected to challenge the upper tier of the newly-realigned league. They look to get back into the state playoff field for the fifth straight season and make a deeper run come November.