NU breaks Michigan’s Heart, 82 – 78 (2OT)

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“It’s a program building win” – Coach Collins It was ‘senior night’ in Evanston as the Cats started the game with Dave Sobolewski and JerShon Cobb, who played their last collegiate game at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday night. The standing ovation was not the only memory the seniors would have of the night as Northwestern […]

Patrick Kane Injury, Cubs Preview – 2/26/15


On The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …Cubs play by play broadcaster Pat Hughes joins us to talk about Baseball Voices, his series of tribute CD’s devoted to Hall of Fame baseball broadcasters. Pat also gives us a Chicago Cubs preview of the 2015 season. We also bring in our hockey […]

Northwestern Wins Fourth Straight


When you think tradition in college basketball, you have to think Indiana University. The Hoosiers are five-time National Champions; they have made eight Final Four appearances, won 21 Big Ten Championships, and produced 44 All-Americans and 74 NBA Draft picks. Not too shabby at all. The Northwestern Wildcats (14-14,5-10) on the other hand have produced […]

Law Leads Northwestern past Penn State

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Vic Law is finally starting to figure it all out and the results have been great for the Northwestern Wildcats. After a 10-game conference losing streak, Northwestern had finally started to show signs of life by winning two straight Big Ten games— including a road win against Minnesota on Wednesday night. On Saturday afternoon the […]

UNC-Duke, NBA Trade Deals – 2/19/2015

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The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal SRN’s own Phil Meyers joins us to talk about another amazing contest in the Carolina – Duke rivalry, Wednesday night the 92-90 OT thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Plus, Ryan Horvat, also from SRN analyzes the NBA trade deadline deals, while Dave and Steve discuss […]

Cats ‘Determined’ to Beat Hawkeyes in OT, 66 – 61

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Living in Chicago most of my life, driving slow and steady during the winter months is more of a way of life than an inconvenience. As I was driving to Welsh-Ryan arena this afternoon, it was abundantly clear that my 30 minute drive was going to double thanks to Mother Nature and it was time […]

My Top Ten Dean Smith Wins


I’ll countdown my top ten Dean Smith wins at UNC, leaving out only two types of games, national championship wins, (as obviously those are my favorites) and any game against Duke, which almost demand their own category. #10:  UNC-Maryland, 1976, at Maryland, UNC won 81-69.    UNC and Maryland were two of the very best teams […]

Dean Smith Memories – 2/12/15


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal….. on the Weekend Sports Report our guests Fred Pearlman and Bob Heymann share their recollections of North Carolina coach Dean Smith and some great games in Tar Heel lore, as we recount the legacy of coach Smith, who was much more than just coach. Dean was a teacher, a […]

Tiger Woods Quits – The Weekend Sports Report – 2/5/15

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with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal…. Tiger Woods Quits and Withdraws from the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. Rory Spears from Golfers On joins us to talk about the impact on Tiger’s season, career, golf. Also Paul Banks from The chimes in on Big Ten college basketball. Lastly, on what is hopefully […]

Purdue Beats Northwestern 68-60

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Saturdays contest between Purdue and Northwestern University was a matchup between two teams on completely different paths. Northwestern entered the game with a 10-10 overall record and a putrid 1-6 mark in Big Ten play. The Wildcats could have easily been 13-7 however, losing their last three games by a combined five points before Saturday’s […]

Super Bowl 49 Preview – Weekend Sports Report – 1/29/15

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with “Packer Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal ….A Super Bowl 49 preview with Andy Dorf from Sports Byline Sunday.  The show includes interview audio from Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Pete Carroll from the Seattle Seahawks, along with Justin Edelman, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Plus, a cameo appearance from […]

Bears Fans: Packers Humiliation Bad for Business

In the wake of “Deflate Gate” and anticipation of the Super Bowl Sunday, it is time to reflect on the NFC Championship game that transpired last Sunday. No matter who you pledge your football allegiance to, that was one of the most improvable come back wins in recent memory. With that being said, Bears Nation […]

Rose Leads Struggling Bulls to Big Win

Derrick Rose came ready to play on Thursday night and prove to the national audience watching on television that he is still one of the best point guards in the league. Entering Thursdays matchup against the San Antonio Spurs Rose had averaged 24.0 ppg on .484 shooting in his previous six games. The Bulls on […]

Tobacco Road Hoops Trip – UNC and Duke Basketball


I took advantage of some frequent flyer miles and a break in my schedule to head east to North Carolina and visit some hallowed hoops ground down on Tobacco Road. The UNC Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils had back-to-back home basketball games against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, respectively. Over the years, I’ve seen countless […]

Weekend Sports Report – 1/20/15

Russell Wilson talks about the NFC Championship win

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal ….Steve can only sit by helplessly as Packer Dave uses the radio show to crawl out of that deep dark pit of despair, by ranting and raving, following the Packer loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship game.  Not withstanding the fact that every other radio, television, and newspaper […]