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  Daily Herald Column - 3/27/2015
 

Random thoughts on Bears, Bulls and DePaul
Hiring Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley to coach the DePaul Blue Demons would be a great move and energize the program, says Mike North.

  No surprise Wrigley construction's behind schedule
 
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Mike North says most people knew the Wrigley Field construction process would not be done in time, so why did the Ricketts family think it would be?

  Gaming Today - March 25 2015

  Spring training -- yawn!
 
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Mike North says thumbs-up for the regular season of baseball, but spring training gets a thumbs-down.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/24/2015
 

NCAA basketball tourney never disappoints
Kansas head coach Bill Self couldn't get his basketball team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Big 12 teams went 5-5 in the early going, and only Oklahoma and West Virginia are still alive.

  Can anyone beat Kentucky?
 
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Mike North gives a recap of the NCAA tournament and where he thinks the second week is headed.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/20/2015
 

Time for DePaul to hire the right coach
After leading Harvard to the NCAA men's basketball tournament this season, would head coach Tommy Amaker be a good option to restore DePaul's program?

  Gaming Today - March 19 2015

  The MVP of the NBA is ...
 
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Who should be the NBA MVP? Mike North debates the merits of Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Stephen Curry.


  Daily Herald Column - 3/17/2015
 

Will Cubs phenom Bryant fulfill his hype?
Outfielder Corey Patterson was the phenom Cubs fans were hoping to a long career, but it didn't pan out. Now third baseman Kris Bryant is getting similar hype.

  Can Kentucky go undefeated?
 
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Mike North tells you who might be able to beat Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/13/2015
 

With no takers for Cutler, Fox must keep a tight rein
New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox will have to make the best of it with his returning quarterback Jay Cutler whose huge multi-million dollar contract made him unattractive to other teams

  No one wanted Jay Cutler
 
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It's simple: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace wanted to move Jay Cutler but couldn't, so that means next year we will get more of the same.

  Gaming Today - March 11 2015

  Ernie Banks deserved a better end
 
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It was nice of the Ricketts family to pick up the tab for Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks' funeral. But with all Ernie did for the Cubs organization over the years, he deserved better than this type of turmoil over his estate

  Daily Herald Column - 3/10/2015
 

NCAA way too soft on Boeheim and Syracuse
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was suspended by NCAA officials for nine games next season for academic, drug-testing and gifts violations committed primarily by the men's basketball program. The program faces other sanctions as well.

  Jay Cutler has to go
 
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Mike North thinks if Jay Cutler is still with the Bears at the beginning of the football season, he'll have to toe the line with John Fox and do it his way.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/6/2015
 

North: Random thoughts and shots to all fields
It's been a long season for New York Knicks fans.

  Sharp made it a national story
 
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Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp made the alleged infidelities a national story by addressing the matter publicly on TV.

  Gaming Today Article - Mar 5 2015

  MJ never missed games like LeBron
 
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Mike North thinks NBA Commissioner Adam Silver needs to address how star players like LeBron James are taking off games regularly and failing to give fans in attendance their money's worth -- a concept something Michael Jordan understood completely because he played in every game his final season.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/3/2015
 

Thibs deserves an extension from Bulls
Head coach Tom Thibodeau has a career record of 242-130 (.651) in five seasons with the Bulls, and he was NBA Coach of the Year in his first season.

  Minnie Minoso leaves a legacy
 
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Minnie Minoso, the first Cuban-born black player to play for the White Sox, was not only a very good left fielder, but beloved by many for his smile and his attitude toward the fans.

  Daily Herald Column - 2/27/2015
 

No use pointing fingers over Rose
Like he did to start the season, Jimmy Butler, right, may have to carry the Bulls now that Derrick Rose is out with another knee injury.

  Who's the bigger loss -- Rose or Kane?
 
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Mike North knows Derrick Rose and Patrick Kane are both important to their teams and says which one was on the road to an MVP trophy.

  Gaming Today Article - Feb 25 2015

  Finally -- Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
 
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Who does Mike North want to win the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that is scheduled to happen May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas?

  Daily Herald Column - 2/24/2015
 

No false hope for Cubs in 2015
Spring training is under way and as the Cubs prepare for the 2015 season, many of their fans are dreaming of the playoffs.

  Oscars, Daytona 500 underwhelming
 
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Mike North was underwhelmed by the weekend's big events -- the Oscars and the Daytona 500.

  Daily Herald Column - 2/20/2015
 

College basketball OK, but NBA talent rules
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell has led the Blue Demons to a 12-15 record so far this season. DePaul hasn't had a winning season since 2007-08.