Northwestern approves plans for new sports facilities

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Northwestern approves plans for new sports facilities

Northwestern University announced Saturday that its board of trustees approved plans to build a complex for sports activities worth about 220 million on the Evanston campus.

The on-campus, lakeside complex will include a 2,500-seat multipurpose facility, a diving well, an outdoor practice field for varsity sports, club sports and intramurals, locker rooms, fitness and weight rooms and a 1,200-space parking structure on the north end of campus.

After construction, all of the schools football activities will be consolidated on the main campus. Currently, the Wildcats practice near Ryan Field, where games will continue to be played.

"This new plan will provide greatly enhanced recreational facilities for all of our students, increased parking at the north end of campus and improved key areas for our athletic programs," Northwestern president Morton Schapiro said in a school release. "This will be a
benefit to many members of the Northwestern community."

The timetable for construction is dependent on fundraising, according to the school.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center