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  Daily Herald Column - 4/24/2015
 

Will Thibs suffer same fate as Brooks?
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will never be known as a guy who hides his emotions during a game.

  A tribute to Chicago Bear Number 55
 
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Mike North gives a tribute to Doug Buffone -- a terrific football player and a Chicago Bear with a lot of heart.

  Doug, Norm, Ditka and Mike
 

  Gaming Today - April 21 2015

  Kris Bryant not all that young
 
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Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant might prove to be a stud at 23 years old, but there are others just as young in the majors who have already hit close to 100 home runs.

  Daily Herald Column - 4/17/2015
 

Can the Blackhawks win with any goaltender?
Mike North believes Milwaukee will give the Bulls a good battle in their first-round series, but the Bucks will come up short.

  NBA playoffs better than NHL
 
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Mike North questions what sport offers the best playoffs -- is it hockey or the NBA?

  Gaming Today Article - 4/15/2015

  Hockey Hotbed
 
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Mike North thinks the Chicago Blackhawks will get past the first round of the playoffs easily as long as goaltender Corey Crawford can get hot and stand on his head.

  Daily Herald Column - 4/14/2015
 

It may take two to fill Tiger's place
Tiger Woods may not have liked this drive, but he finished 17th overall at the Masters last weekend.

  Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan
 
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Some people transcend their sport as did Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Mike North thinks golf needs two young players -- Rory Mcllroy and Jordan Spieth -- to fill the void that will be left by Woods.

  Daily Herald Column - 4/10/2015
 

Palmer remains one of the greatest ever
From left, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were together again Thursday to take their honorary tee shots before the first round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

  Calipari's style is cold
 
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Kentucky Wildcat coach John Calipari doesn't seem to mind several of his players will be leaving college early for the NBA because he has a new crop of great players in the wings.

  Cubs bathroom debacle just the tip of the iceberg
 
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The Ricketts family needs to re-examine their plan of remodeling Wrigley Field because, according to Mike North, they are failing miserably on more than one level.

  Daily Herald Column - 4/7/2015
 

Could big-name coaches keep state's talent here?
After playing and coaching basketball at Duke, head coach Chris Collins now has to help Northwestern get some of the state's best talent to stay home and play here.

  Boo to Kentucky and Cubs
 
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Mike North congratulates the Wisconsin Badgers on their huge victory and wonders why people expect the Chicago Cubs to contend this year.

  Daily Herald Column - 4/3/2015
 

Random thoughts on the world of sports
Loyola, under head coach Porter Moser, won the College Basketball Invitational title with a 63-62 win Wednesday over Louisiana-Monroe. After losing by 35 points to Michigan State in the third game of the season, the Ramblers finished strong to post a 24-13 record.

  Kentucky will win NCAA
 
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Mike North picks his winners for the NCAA final four games and then wonders how the Chicago Cubs will fair in the home opener with their construction woes.

  Gaming Today - April 1 2015

  Welcome back to the Masters, Tiger Woods
 
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Mike North knows if Tiger Woods is able to participate in the Masters, everyone else is just an afterthought.

  Daily Herald Column - 3/31/2015
 

Final Four all about the head coaches
Kentucky head coach John Calipari is Mike North's choice as Coach of Year in men's college basketball.

  Notre Dame did everything right
 
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Notre Dame played well against the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, but just couldn't get it done, and now Mike North wonders if Wisconsin can beat the Cats to play for the NCAA Championship.

  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