Mikel Leshoure Breaks Illinois Rushing Record at Wrigley Field


With many apologies to Jeff Joniak of the Chicago Bears Radio Network, on Saturday, November 20th, 2010, at Wrigley Field, Mikel Leshoure truly was ridiculous.

With the entire Illinois offense on his shoulders, Leshoure rushed for an Illinois-school-single-game-record 330 yards on 33 carries, and in the process also set a single-game rushing record at Wrigley Field. It was the fifth-most yards in Big Ten history, fourth-most yards in a Big Ten conference game and the most yards in an FBS game since Navy’s Shun White ran for 348 yards on August 30th of 2008. [Read more…]

LIVE! From Wrigley Field! The Allstate Wrigleyville Classic!


12:30 PM, Central: HELLO EVERYBODY!!!! It’s an exciting day in my neighborhood!  This is Paul Schmidt, and I’m hunkered down in The Sports Bank’s underground secret auxiliary headquarters, and I’m getting fired up for a stroll down to Wrigley Field.

That happens often to me, as even when the Cubs are terrible, I get fired up for baseball at Wrigley, but today, I’m covering the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938!!  It’s been so long since there was a college football game there that the two teams that played in that game, DePaul and St. Louis, don’t even have football programs any more!

It’s going to be a historic day at Wrigley, and just like Northwestern and Illinois, I’m proud to be a part of that history, as is THE CEO, Paul M. Banks (also covering the game). There’s a ton of story lines today, and we all know them at this point, and we’ll be revisiting ALL of them throughout the day, as we bring you all of the action and all of the sites and sounds from Wrigley! [Read more…]