Dorothy Gaters, Illinois’ winningest high school basketball coach, steps down after 45 years. ‘She coached them. She didn’t coddle them.’

Dorothy Gaters said she cannot remember anything about the first game she coached for Marshall Metropolitan High School’s girls basketball team in 1975.

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.

Is there such a thing as too much rest for Adam Wainwright between now and the Cardinals’ wild-card game?

Here are the highlights from sports columnist Ben Frederickson’s weekly chat with St. Louis sports fans

Here’s a link to the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Streak stops, preparation for postseason begins

As the season-saving gust gave out beneath their wings and an end came to the second-longest winning streak the National League had seen in 105 years, the Cardinals could shift their focus from what no team had done in decades to what they must do in a week.

Here’s a link to the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

‘I’m absolutely coming back’: At home with Cardinals, Arenado says he won’t opt out after season

Drenched in the clincher’s spoils of champagne and beer, some of it poured over him by rookies, Nolan Arenado had the chance late Tuesday night on the field at Busch Stadium to introduce his wife, Laura, to some Cardinals teammates, such as Dylan Carlson.

Here’s a link to the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

What are the costs if the Bears bail on Chicago for Arlington Heights?

News of the Bears inking a $197.2 million agreement to buy a giant parcel of land in Arlington Heights shook Chicago awake early Wednesday like a frigid gust off the lakefront during a January game at Soldier Field.

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Cubs release Jake Arrieta — an abrupt ending to their reunion with the former Cy Young winner: ‘It was the right thing’

Nearly six months after the Chicago Cubs signed right-hander Jake Arrieta, a pairing both sides envisioned as a fruitful reunion, he briefly paused while weighing a postgame question.

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.

Anderson provides the movie-like heroics with his walk-off homer to give the Chicago White Sox the victory in the Field of Dreams game

DYERSVILLE, IOWA — The diamond where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed was a long relay throw away.

Here’s a link to the story at the Chicago Tribune.

Salukis rebuild run defense from front 4 out

CARBONDALE — SIU defensive coordinator Jason Petrino wants to feel good about eight defensive linemen when the Salukis open the 2021 season at Southeast Missouri State.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

FanFest returns to Saluki Stadium on August 25, 7-8 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Saluki Athletics will host its 10th Saluki FanFest event on Wednesday, August 25th, at Saluki Stadium from 7-8 p.m. Parents can sign-up their children (age 12 and under) for Brown Dawg’s Kids Club and receive a free membership t-shirt.

FanFest is a free event in which Saluki football, volleyball and soccer players and coaches, plus cheerleaders, shakers, mascots and live Saluki dogs are on hand to greet fans and host a variety of activities for the whole family. FanFest takes place on the field, and Prairie Farms will serve free ice cream while supplies last.

About Brown Dawg’s Kids Club
*Free Membership!
*Free Kids Club t-shirt to first 500 members. Pick up shirts at Kids Club sign-up table.
*Members entered into a drawing to be Kid Captain of the Game at Saluki Football or Men’s Basketball game.
*Free ticket to the Football game on Nov. 6 versus Missouri State, in which members are invited to help form the pre-game tunnel on the field.
*Free ticket to the Men’s Basketball game on Nov. 26 versus Alcorn State, in which members are invited to help form the pre-game tunnel on the court.

Buy Saluki Football group tickets vs. Dayton online for $10

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Have a group of 10 or more? Starting today, tickets are available online to the Dayton game on Sept. 18 for just $10. Groups have the opportunity to send a photo and be recognized on the videoboard during the game.

Here’s the link to purchase tickets.

The Salukis enter the 2021 season ranked in the Top 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision. They open the season at SEMO (Sept. 2) and Kansas State (Sept. 11) before returning home to play Dayton. The game versus the Flyers is “Group Night” with $10 tickets available to any group of 10 or more.

When you buy tickets to Saluki Athletics events online, you skip the line and pay the same price.

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