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Joe Knows 5/27/15

Joe Knows 5/27/15

QUESTION: What Heisman Trophy winner born on this date in 1974 led the nation in passing touchdowns in 1995 and '96?

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Joe Knows 5/26/15

Joe Knows 5/26/15

QUESTION: What three teams did the Golden State Warriors beat in the 1975 playoffs on the way to the NBA championship?

May 26, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/25/15

Joe Knows 5/25/15

QUESTION: Who set the Major League record for most games played at shortstop on this date in 2008?

May 25, 2015 12:00 am(1)

Kindred: Sizing up a pitcher who knows his craft

Kindred: Sizing up a pitcher who knows his craft

They never call right-handed pitchers “crafty.” Only lefties get that distinction. Consider it among the many unwritten rules of baseball.

May 24, 2015 7:45 am Photos

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Joe Knows 5/24/15

Joe Knows 5/24/15

QUESTION: What teams played in the first night game in Major League history on this date in 1935?

May 24, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Benson: Nothing better than watching playoff hockey that won't end

Benson: Nothing better than watching playoff hockey that won't end

The temptation is to simply give up and go to bed. Turn on SportsCenter in the morning and find out who won.

May 23, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/23/15

Joe Knows 5/23/15

QUESTION: Who holds the Major League record for most total bases in one game?

May 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/22/15

Joe Knows 5/22/15

QUESTION: What player who spent two years with the Cubs went on to become the Diamondbacks' career franchise leader in home runs?

May 22, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Yentes: It's typical 'May'hem for Howard, CFH at Indy

Yentes: It's typical 'May'hem for Howard, CFH at Indy

From the outside looking in, the obstacles seemed extraordinary.

May 21, 2015 6:30 pm Photos

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Tupper: Accusations looming over Thomas, Illini program

Tupper: Accusations looming over Thomas, Illini program

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team can have.”

May 21, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/21/15

Joe Knows 5/21/15

QUESTION: Seattle's Nelson Cruz won the American League home run title with Baltimore last year. How many times has the AL home run champ come…

May 21, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/20/15

Joe Knows 5/20/15

QUESTION: Who is the only driver to win series championships in both IndyCar and the top NASCAR circuit?

May 20, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/19/15

Joe Knows 5/19/15

QUESTION: What team has won the NBA Draft lottery the most times? 

May 19, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/18/15

Joe Knows 5/18/15

QUESTION: What Illinois native scored the winning run for Kansas City in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series against St. Louis?

May 18, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Kindred: Humble beginning for Fischer's road to 1,000 wins

Kindred: Humble beginning for Fischer's road to 1,000 wins

It is a grand total to be sure: 1,000 wins. Getting there requires passion, focus and, yes, longevity. Melinda Fischer arrived on May 7, a jou…

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Joe Knows 5/17/15

Joe Knows 5/17/15

QUESTION: What Hall of Fame boxer who won world titles in five weight divisions was the first to surpass $100 million in career earnings?

May 17, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Benson: Love him or not, Van Gundy rant on extra timeout hits mark

Benson: Love him or not, Van Gundy rant on extra timeout hits mark

Jeff Van Gundy still comes across, especially to Chicago fans, as whiny on an NBA broadcast as he was when coaching the hated New York Knicks …

May 16, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/16/15

Joe Knows 5/16/15

QUESTION: The NHL Conference Finals begin today. How many Stanley Cups have the four remaining teams combined to win?

May 16, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/15/15

Joe Knows 5/15/15

QUESTION: Nolan Ryan threw the first of his record seven no-hitters on this date in 1973. What team did he beat?

May 15, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Yentes: Winter work paying off big for Sheppard

Yentes: Winter work paying off big for Sheppard

New Berlin's Brandon Sheppard sees it as preparation meeting opportunity, the long hours of work in the offseason reaping dividends with a spl…

May 14, 2015 6:30 pm Photos

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Joe Knows 5/14/15

Joe Knows 5/14/15

QUESTION: The Illinois basketball team will play Notre Dame in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge this season in the first meeting between the programs…

May 14, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Kindred: Truth is, Brady thought he was above it

Kindred: Truth is, Brady thought he was above it

Deflategate, a tale of underinflated footballs and overinflated egos, carries a lesson that transcends sports. It is not new, just frequently …

May 13, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/13/15

Joe Knows 5/13/15

QUESTION: How many times have teams from the same city (or title market) played in both the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals in the same season?

May 13, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/12/15

Joe Knows 5/12/15

QUESTION: What infielder won the 1978 AL Rookie of the Year Award with 21 first place votes, 18 more than future Hall of Famer Paul Molitor?

May 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/11/15

Joe Knows 5/11/15

QUESTION: Alexei Ramirez hit his 100th home run Saturday, becoming the third player in White Sox history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bas…

May 11, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Kindred: NCHS' Wegner keeps faith during cancer fight

Kindred: NCHS' Wegner keeps faith during cancer fight

Jake Wegner was in the passenger seat. His father, Matt, was behind the wheel.

May 10, 2015 10:15 am Photos

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Joe Knows 5/10/15

Joe Knows 5/10/15

QUESTION: What center from Syracuse was the first player ever drafted by the Miami Heat franchise?

May 10, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Benson: Chicago fans trying to survive playoffs minus familiar voices

Benson: Chicago fans trying to survive playoffs minus familiar voices

Sports is all about rooting for your favorite teams. And nothing gets you more in the spirit (and sometimes foaming at the mouth) than listeni…

May 09, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/9/15

Joe Knows 5/9/15

QUESTION: Alex Rodriguez hit his 661st career home run Wednesday to pass Willie Mays for fourth place. Which four players had the most career …

May 09, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Joe Knows 5/8/15

Joe Knows 5/8/15

QUESTION: What four-time Super Bowl champion defensive back was the second of six Pro Football Hall of Famers selected in the 1981 NFL Draft?

May 08, 2015 12:00 am(0)

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