2012 NFL Draft Capsule: WR Mohamed Sanu

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2012 NFL Draft Capsule: WR Mohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu (WR), Rutgers
6-2 215 lbs.

2011 Stats:
115 REC, 1206 YDS, 7 TD

Projection:
Second round

Strengths:
Mohamed is an imposing physical specimen with a long set of arms, strong looking frame who certainly looks the part of a starting caliber NFL wide receiver. Showcases a natural burst to his game out of breaks, both in the three-step game and on breaking routes. He possesses excellent foot quickness and coordination for somebody his size. Uses his body well to put a corner on his hip and has the length and hands to consistently pluck off his frame. Also, has the length and leaping ability to get the football when its located anywhere near him with the hand size and length to make some really impressive one handed plucks. (National Football Post)

Weaknesses:
He isn't that clean off the line, had a tendency to take a negative initial step, chopping his back foot before sinking his hips and getting into his route. His hands are a bit inconsistent and fights the football into his body too often. He's still developing as a route runner and his game is still 'raw.' Also, he isn't overly explosive in the open field. (National Football Post)

Fit for the Bears:
With Sanu, the talent is clearly there, but he may take some time to develop into a No. 1 NFL receiver. Some scouts compare him physically to Giants' wideout Hakeem Nicks. Although the Bears have brought in Brandon Marshall, Devin Thomas and Eric Weems this offseason, the team is still looking to add a wide receiver in the draft. Sanu could be the perfect type of player to groom behind Marshall and Earl Bennett and make an impact in Chicago's offense by his second NFL season.

Illini starting pitcher Cody Sedlock named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year

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Illini starting pitcher Cody Sedlock named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year

University of Illinois starting pitcher Cody Sedlock was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday.

The junior from Sherrard, Ill., led the conference in strikeouts (116) and innings pitched (101.1).

He is the fifth Illini pitcher to take home the award, following Tyler Jay who was given the honor last year — and later went on to be picked No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2015 MLB draft. It's the second time in program history that an Illini pitcher has won the award in back-to-back seasons.

The right-hander Sedlock is projected by many to be a first-round selection in the upcoming MLB draft on June 9.

Sheryl Swoopes under investigation for coaching practices at Loyola

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Sheryl Swoopes under investigation for coaching practices at Loyola

Loyola women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes is under investigation for coaching practices at the university.

The investigation was sparked after 10 of the team's 12 players have transferred or have requested releases — nine having been recruited by Swoopes. Loyola began an "independent and comprehensive university investigation" on April 15.

According to Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, five former players have stated that Swoopes' "unusual coaching style" was the reason behind their exits.

Swoopes has declined to comment on any allegations, according to Ryan. Loyola released the following statement on Thursday:

"Until the investigation is completed, the athletics department and women's basketball coaching staff are conducting business as usual as we prepare for the 2016-2017 season."

Swoopes is listed as one of the greatest WNBA players of all-time. She was hired to coach Loyola's women's basketball team in 2013.

Click here to read the full story from the Chicago Tribune.

NCAA final rematch: Loyola-Lewis in men's volleyball MIVA semis Wednesday on CSN+

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NCAA final rematch: Loyola-Lewis in men's volleyball MIVA semis Wednesday on CSN+

A rematch of the 2015 NCAA men's volleyball final between Loyola and Lewis will be aired on CSN+ on Wednesday at 7 p.m..

The two-time defending NCAA Champion Loyola men's volleyball team will take on Lewis, which the Ramblers defeated in five games in last year's final, in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament semifinal.

The two Chicagoland schools are again among the best teams in the country with the Ramblers currently ranked No. 10 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I-II Men’s Coaches Poll and the Flyers coming in at No. 12. Loyola is the No. 2 seed in the tournament while the Flyers hold the No. 4 seed.

This is the fifth straight year the two teams have met in the MIVA tournament, including meeting in the tournament final each of the past three years.

Local products feature heavily on both teams. Jeff Jendryk, a graduate of St. Francis High School in Wheaton, leads the Ramblers with 266 kills, Cary-Grove grad Jake Selsky leads Loyola with 180 digs and Ricky Gevis (Benet Academy) has 174 kills. Key Chicagoland players for Lewis include kills-leader Mitch Perinar (Minooka), blocks-leader Bobby Walsh (Mt. Carmel), digs-leader Jake Walenga (Lincoln-Way North) and setter Scott Fifer (Sandburg).