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Preview: Cubs look to bounce back after disappointing 2019 season

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a summer camp baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Chicago.

Ernesto Hernandez, Asst. Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Chicago Cubs kick off the 2020 season at home against the Milwaukee Brewers as the team looks to rebound from a 2019 season which saw the team miss the postseason for the first time since 2014. The Cubs finished the 2019 season in third place, behind St. Louis and Milwaukee, with a record of 89-73...

Column: The Cubs and White Sox have a chance to provide an exciting sprint to the 2020 playoffs

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria, right, celebrates with his team after the White Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-3 in an exhibition baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

One month ago it seemed like the prospect of having a 2020 baseball season was a pipe dream. Both the players and owners couldn’t agree on how many games should be played or how to settle the salary dispute that was previously agreed upon in April. Four weeks later, however, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred set a 60...

What I miss the most: live sports

The empty Allianz Arena is seen prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Jorge Valdano, former coach and general manager of Real Madrid, once said, “of all the unimportant things, football is the most important.” I feel like that message rings loud and clear today for me. The COVID-19 outbreak affected various aspects of our lives, and sports was no exception. As someone ...

Cubs shortstop graces cover of MLB’s video game

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is the cover athlete for MLB The Show 2020. Baez is the first Chicago Cub to grace the cover of the MLB’s flagship video game.

Joe Roman, Jr., Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Javier Báez joins an elite group of Chicago sports athletes that have graced the cover of flagship sports video games. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks appeared on the cover of EA Sports NHL series. Hall of famers Michael Jordan and Brian Urlacher were on the cover for the NBA and N...

Manager Joe Maddon won’t be back with Cubs next season

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon salutes a fan from the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Jay Cohen, Associated Press

September 29, 2019

From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had experienced mostly terrible timing for more than a century. Right until Maddon's time in Chicago ran...

Cubs ban indefinitely fan who used ‘offensive’ hand gesture

In this Aug. 5, 2004, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Doug Glanville congratulates a teammate in the 10th inning against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. The Chicago Cubs say they're investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind Glanville, now a television reporter, who was on the air for NBC Sports Chicago.

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press

May 9, 2019

The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter during a game at their ballpark. The Cubs sent a letter Wednesday to the bearded man who flashed the offensive sign in back of former...

Snow at Wrigley leads to postponement of Angels-Cubs finale

A security guard looks to outside from Wrigley Field, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels was postponed due to inclement weather. The makeup date is yet to be determined.

Associated Press

April 14, 2019

Snow and rain led to the postponement of Sunday's finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. A makeup date was not immediately announced. A steady snow fell throughout the morning and a mix of snow and rain was forecast to continue throughout...

Cubs snowed out in home opener

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Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2018

As if 11 days wasn’t long enough for Cubs fans to wait to see their team open the season at Wrigley, they were forced to wait another day when snow covered much of the field. The cancellation didn’t damper the joy of Cubs fan Dave Davidson, who has been waiting all winter to see his favorite...

What a rush! Cubs advance to NLCS

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Chicago, after the Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 9-8.  (Charles Rex Arbogast/The Associated Press)

Dirce Toca

October 16, 2017

Cubs fans were kept on their toes after Game 4 of the National League Division Series was delayed and then canceled due to inclement weather. Read More »...

Cubby fashion around campus

Cubby fashion around campus

Taylor Ashmore

October 31, 2016

It’s hard to ignore the overwhelming amount of bright blue Cubs hats that are not only filling DePaul’s campus, but also the entire city of Chicago. World Series fever has spread, and people from all over the United States are rooting for the Cubs to break their 108 year-long drought. Students at DePaul U...

A partisan opinion of Cleveland

A partisan opinion of Cleveland

Geoff Stellfox

October 31, 2016

In .43 seconds, Google has 3,940,000 hits on a search of why Cleveland sucks. “This article is going to be a piece of cake,” I think to myself while a broad grin spreads across my face. I just hope I can fit all these jokes I’m about to write in under 1,000 words. It’s true. I do hate Cleve...

World Series means headaches for Wrigleyville residents

World Series means headaches for Wrigleyville residents

Emma Krupp

October 31, 2016

When DePaul junior Colin Macones tried to come home to his apartment in Wrigleyville on Saturday night, he was stopped by the police at the front of his street. It was getting late, and they wanted to see some ID. Read More »...

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