But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

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Austin Ekeler, an Eaton High School graduate and second-year running back for the Los Angeles Chargers, talked about his career and the team’s preparations for the upcoming National Football League playoffs during an appearance on a national sports radio show on Wednesday.,Ekeler, who graduated from Eaton in 2013 before ending up with the Chargers as an undrafted-free agent in 2017, spoke with Jim Rome on The Jim Rome Show in a 9-minute conversation that touched on the Baltimore Ravens — the Chargers’ opponent in an AFC Wild Card game on Sunday — and Ekeler’s strength that led Los Angeles coach Anthony Lynn to call him pound for pound the strongest guy on the team.,Ekeler told Rome his work in the weight room dates to his days as a student at Eaton.,Ekeler broke nearly every school rushing record at Western, he was an All-American and a finalist his senior year for the Harlon Hill Trophy — the Division II version of the Heisman Trophy.,Rome asked Ekeler about finishing his degree at Western Colorado after his first season with the Chargers.

It was important for him to improve his ball handling, considering that he will likely be playing point guard a lot more at William & Mary than he did at Severn.,William & Mary Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Shaver loves the attitude Owens has shown in preparing to play at the next level.,Owens, who carried a 3.2 grade point average, chose William & Mary because he has the opportunity to earn significant playing time as a freshman.,What a senior year Owens, a four-year varsity starter, had at Severn.,Keith appreciated how many points Owens scored for his program, but he valued the time the senior put in working with the younger Admirals just as much.

Fenves reached an agreement with TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte to become the new vice president for intercollegiate athletics at UT, two sources told the American-Statesman on Saturday.,Del Conte, 49, will have final oversight of men’s and women’s athletics at Texas.,Five TCU coaches have won national coach of the year honors, and the football, baseball and men’s tennis teams have won Big 12 titles.,Del Conte was at Rice at the same time current UT football coach Tom Herman and baseball coach David Pierce were there as assistants, so he’s already familiar with some Texas coaches.,The post ‘The ultimate opportunity’: TCU’s Chris Del Conte leaving Fort Worth to lead Texas athletics appeared first on Hook on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited.