A native of Wilmette, Ed Sherman began his career at the Chicago Tribune in 1981 and remained there for 27 years until 2008. His beats ...

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 Woods' absence will hurt Masters' TV ratings

Woods' absence will hurt Masters' TV ratings

April 8, 2014

CBS and ESPN are going to air the Masters anyway.

  • Turner 'Teamcast' will give Final Four local feel

    April 3, 2014

    The next phase in sports TV is here. The days of one game, one channel likely are coming to an end. At least for the biggest games.

  • WBBM-AM emerges as leading candidate to broadcast Cubs games

    March 11, 2014

    WBBM-AM 780 has emerged as the leading candidate to become the new radio home of the Cubs.

  • Outdoor game basks in the glow of Olympic hockey

    February 28, 2014

    If there were a watch-dog group that monitors abuse against sports announcers, surely it would look into what NBC is doing to Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.

  • Jay Bilas speaks up for college athletes

    February 11, 2014

    When a group of Northwestern players announced plans to form a union, Jay Bilas' phone started to ring. That was natural as he has become a key voice, if not the prime voice, on the pay-for-play issue in college sports.

  • Weather could boost Super Bowl viewership

    January 28, 2014

    This year's Super Bowl will be played in an open-air stadium in a cold-weather city while the 2015 version will take place in a domed stadium in warm-weather Phoenix.

  • Is Skip Bayless for real?

    January 21, 2014

    You can call Skip Bayless many things, and people definitely do. Yet only one knock gets him truly upset: the notion that he is less than genuine on ESPN's "First Take."

  • Al Michaels, Bears go way back

    December 19, 2013

    If circumstances play out, Al Michaels could find himself on the call for three straight Bears games.

  • Ditka still commands national stage

    December 8, 2013

    Mike Ditka never fell out of view.

  • Phelps wins second bout with cancer

    November 26, 2013

    Digger Phelps was only 32 when he recorded his signature moment on the court. On Jan. 19, 1974, the Notre Dame basketball coach defeated John Wooden and ended UCLA's record 88-game winning streak with a 71-70 victory in South Bend.

  • Harrelson 'honored' to be Frick finalist

    November 12, 2013

    Jerry Reinsdorf is talking up Ken Harrelson, who rarely needs help calling attention to himself.

  • Bears preparing to unleash HD Radio

    October 29, 2013

    The Bears already have two de facto sports talk stations in town. The daily dissections, not to mention overreactions, drive WSCR-AM 670 and WMVP-AM 1000 during the football season.

  • WGN-AM tuning out Cubs?

    October 17, 2013

    If the Cubs want to continue their long relationship with WGN-AM 720, dating back to 1925, they likely will have to do it at a reduced price.

  • WGN-AM tuning out Cubs?

    October 16, 2013

    If the Cubs want to continue their long relationship with WGN-AM 720, dating back to 1925, they likely will have to do it at a reduced price.

  • Eisen eager for Bears-Giants game

    October 9, 2013

    Everyone starts somewhere. If you played high school football and basketball in Chicago in 1993-1994, there's a chance Rich Eisen, long before he became the Rich Eisen, reported on one of your games.

  • NU braces for ESPN 'circus'

    October 1, 2013

    As the crowd goes, so goes the show.

  • Book captures flavor of Chicago sportswriting back to '08 Series

    September 17, 2013

    Ron Rapoport decided there only was one fitting place to have a signing for his new book on Chicago sportswriters. At 5 p.m. Thursday, he will be at Billy Goat

  • NFL broadcast analysts mixed on Bears' prospects for 2013

    September 5, 2013

    The national appeal of the Bears always ranks high with the networks. CBS is making the most of its two Bears games this season, and it will send its No. 1 crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to Soldier Field for Sunday's season opener against the Bengals.

  • New Irish announcer expects scrutiny

    August 27, 2013

    Dan Hicks knows he will be subjected to intense scrutiny as NBC's new play-by-play voice for Notre Dame football.

  • Fox Sports launches challenge to ESPN

    August 14, 2013

    Somebody needs to develop a show based on the new rivalry between ESPN and upstart Fox Sports 1.

  • Cubs TV strategy next on club's menu

    July 30, 2013

    Now that the Wrigley Field package has been approved, the Cubs can turn their attention to another deal that will have dramatic implications for the financial future of the franchise.

  • 'Hawk' documentary focuses on wealth of stories

    July 17, 2013

    For one, maybe two generations, Ken Harrelson is known strictly as the voice of the White Sox, the team's most passionate fan behind the microphone.

  • WSCR winning battle over WMVP

    July 10, 2013

    With the baseball teams floundering, the most interesting crosstown rivalry might be between the town's two sports talk radio stations.

  • Hawks talk of town

    June 18, 2013

    Dan McNeil previously had been muzzled for much of his two-decade plus sports talk radio career when it came to discussing his passion, hockey. The WSCR-AM 670 late morning host even received an edict once when the team was in a Stanley Cup Final.

  • Marathon Game 1 tough on broadcasters too

    June 14, 2013

    There also was a day after for John Wiedeman. The Blackhawks radio play-by-play man went into recovery mode Thursday.

  • Olczyk won't be playing favorites

    June 11, 2013

    After experiencing too many hotel rooms and airports, Eddie Olczyk is happy to have a home game for the Stanley Cup Final. However, there are a couple of negatives.