Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien


Chicago Sun-Times Prep Sports Editor

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CPS meeting almost wrapped up. Teams can begin practices with no physical contact on Monday after 11 a.m. Coaches will be allowed 20 contact days between 7/13 and 8/9. Masks at all times for now (unsure about the outdoor/indoor thing the IHSA just said, will follow up).

The IHSA officially announces the Phase 4 changes we’ve discussed today. Says changes are due to “an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 among high school teams”

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CPS just confirmed on the call that athletes socially distancing outside do NOT have to wear masks. So that falls in line with what the IHSA has finally decided today.

Awesome to have coronavirus arguments all over my replies and mentions now. We will definitely solve these pandemic issues underneath an IHSA or CPS return to play tweet. No doubt.

This is so cool. I remember when they came to collect the prep sports photos. All the pre-digital stuff was stored alphabetically in various drawers. Handing them over felt like a bad idea. And it turned out to be for a long while. But a happy ending...

Official release from CPS on sports return to play. Also the first public acknowledgement I’ve seen that David Rosengard is the new sports boss.

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There was some late-breaking news last night. Loyola lineman Josh Kreutz, the son of longtime Bear Olin Kreutz, gave an oral commitment to #Illinois . @mikeclarkpreps  has the story...

Big recruiting news. What a steal for the Salukis. Notre Dame’s Troy D’Amico commits to SIU via @SunTimes 

ICYMI: Massive get for Southern Illinois last night. The Salukis picked up a commitment from one of the best players in the state. @joehoopsreport  has the story:

JJ McCarthy and Landon Morris are gone, but the cupboard isn't bare at Nazareth. Tyler Morris is still a Roadrunner. He's one of the area's most explosive players and a POY contender. @mikeclarkpreps  checks in with Nazareth and more:

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BREAKING: The IHSA has canceled the state basketball tournament.

Chicago takes high school basketball seriously. This was the scene at tip, Morgan Park vs. Findlay Prep in the Navy Pier ballroom.

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You’ve seen the rumors and the #kezobrownchallenge  going around. Here’s the truth, from Kezo Brown's dad:

Legendary St. Joseph basketball coach Gene Pingatore died on Wednesday. He was the state’s winningest coach, leading the Chargers for an astounding 50 seasons for a career record of 1035-383

Probably a good time to remember a classic photo...

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Just received this picture. The entire Simeon team took a knee during the anthem tonight at Glenbrook North.

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CPS has canceled classes for Thursday. That ends the state playoff hopes for eight Public League football teams.

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