The Standard: High School Basketball Season Up in the Air

2020-11-04T20:39:08-06:00

By Kevin O’Connell ‘21

After months of uncertainty regarding high school sports seasons, basketball teams are now faced with more confusion about their future. Last week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared that basketball would be played in the spring after moving it from a medium to a high-risk sport. The IHSA, however, stated that basketball seasons would move forward as scheduled.

So which is it? Will basketball practices begin on Nov. 16, or will teams take a break after weeks of contact days?

The decision to play is now left in the hands of individual schools and conferences. The IHSA’s approval of a winter season […]

The Standard: High School Basketball Season Up in the Air2020-11-04T20:39:08-06:00

The Standard: Beasts or Busts? Bears Season Off to a Confusing Start

2020-10-08T14:38:25-05:00

By Kevin O’Connell ‘21

Life as a Chicago Bears fan is never peaceful. Coach Matt Nagy’s first two seasons at the helm were polar opposites, and so far, the 2020 campaign is looking like another wild card.

The Bears’ 3-0 start has been full of nail-biting moments, good and bad. A Week 1 comeback over the Detroit Lions was sealed by D’Andre Swift dropping a surefire touchdown at the last second. The following week, the defense squeaked out a win against the New York Giants in Week 2 after a scoreless second half.

The offensive woes continued in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons […]

The Standard: Beasts or Busts? Bears Season Off to a Confusing Start2020-10-08T14:38:25-05:00
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