The Standard: My High School Experience


By Michael Badke ‘21

My time at Brother Rice has been up, down, mediocre, and amazing all at the same time, but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. There is nothing better than walking into Rice and being a Crusader. From being in class with all your friends, to the Friday night lights and the fun times on the weekend; you truly feel like you’re part of a family.

I grew up dreaming about coming to Brother Rice from going to all the camps and football games. When I was little, I really thought the Rice kids were superstars and […]

The Standard: My High School Experience2021-05-15T00:20:34-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Take Down the Caravan in the Last Game of the Year


By Michael Badke ‘21

The Crusaders had a huge win Friday night beating the Mount Carmel Caravan 20-13 to cap off an unheralded six-game spring football season. Senior Night was a great success honoring the 20 seniors for all their hard work and dedication.

The Crusader offense came out hot and ready to go, scoring on their first drive set up by senior wide receiver Dwayne Moorehead’s 60-yard reception. Quarterback Jack Lausch finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to take the lead early in the 1st quarter.

Moorehead said, “It was great to take an early lead; when I got the ball […]

The Standard: Crusaders Take Down the Caravan in the Last Game of the Year2021-04-28T22:13:27-05:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Battle But Fall Short to Rival Marist


By Michael Badke ‘21

The Crusader football team took a tough loss to the Marist Redhawks on Friday, March 26. It was a back and forth tough, Southside, Catholic League battle between arguably two of the top teams in the state.

The Crusader offense started off sloppy on their first drive after a questionable fumble by junior Khary Shaw.

Senior wide receiver Collin McGlynn said, “I honestly thought that was an incomplete pass, the call didn’t go our way but we have to adjust and fight through adversity.”

The Redhawks could not capitalize on great field position. After a defensive battle in the first quarter, […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Battle But Fall Short to Rival Marist2021-04-05T15:50:26-05:00

The Standard: Skating Crusaders outplay but fall to St. Rita 2-1.


By Michael Badke ‘21

The Brother Rice hockey team lost its first Chicago Catholic Hockey League game Thursday night against the St. Rita Mustangs. The Crusaders fell with the final score of 2-1 despite outshooting the Mustangs 48-24. St. Rita goalie Michael Menard had an unbelievable game in net saving 47 out of 48 shots.

The Crusaders came into the game ranked second in the CCHL with wins over Carmel Mundelein and Notre Dame of Niles and a 2-0 record. The Mustangs came into the game 0-1 after losing to Marmion Academy 5-1. The Mustangs came out quick with a fast start, scoring […]

The Standard: Skating Crusaders outplay but fall to St. Rita 2-1.2021-02-26T00:02:48-06:00

The Standard: Notre Dame Stuns Top Ranked Clemson


By Michael Badke `21

The Fighting Irish arguably had one of their biggest wins in their storied program’s history, defeating the top-ranked Clemson Tigers in a double-overtime win.

The Clemson Tigers last regular-season loss was in 2017, and they were riding a 36 game regular season winning streak heading into last Saturday’s game against the Irish.

The Irish were down 13 points at halftime and didn’t take their first lead until the fourth quarter. With Clemson then taking the lead again, Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams tied the game up with 22 second left to send the game to overtime.

Myles Jones, a senior […]

The Standard: Notre Dame Stuns Top Ranked Clemson2020-11-19T18:16:58-06:00

The Standard: Shaun Jacob Memorial Golf Outing


By Michael Badke `21

The Shaun Jacob Memorial Golf Outing took place at Ridge Country Club on Sept. 18, 2020, to celebrate the life of Shaun Jacob.

Shaun, a 1993 graduate of Brother Rice, played basketball for Coach Pat Richardson and was a 2 year captain on the basketball team. Shaun created what is known as the CAAC (Crusader Alumni Athletics Club.)  The CAAC allows former athletes of Brother Rice to be able to come back for events and games and give back to help support current Crusaders. The CAAC’s  financial support not only assists facilities and maintenance of the athletic programs, but […]

The Standard: Shaun Jacob Memorial Golf Outing2020-10-24T01:36:12-05:00


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