CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Opening Ceremonies coverage of 'Sox Fest 2013'

CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Opening Ceremonies coverage of 'Sox Fest 2013'

Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 25 at 4:00 PM -- hosted by Chuck Garfien

Garfien to also provide complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on SportsNet Central and WhiteSoxTalk;

CSNChicago.com White Sox Insider Dan Hayes and WhiteSoxTalk blogger J.J. Stankevitz to provide playercoachesfront office interviews, features, live Tweets & more

Chicago, IL (January 22, 2013) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2013 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2013 SoxFest convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 25-27) at the Palmer House Hilton.

On Friday, January 25 beginning at 4:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual conventions opening ceremonies featuring introductions of current and former White Sox playerscoachesfront office executives, plus - live interviews with White Sox players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNets 2013 SoxFest coverage will be hosted by White Sox PrePost Game Live host Chuck Garfien. Former White Sox slugger and current CSN White Sox studio analyst Bill Melton will also join Garfien in the live telecast.

In addition, Garfien will file reports for SportsNet Central (10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and for CSNChicago.coms WhiteSoxTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.coms White Sox Insider Dan Hayes and WhiteSoxTalk blogger J.J. Stankevitz will also provide viewers with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous playerscoachesfront office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more. Fans can follow Hayes SoxFest updates all weekend long via Twitter @DanHayesCSN, along with Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), and StankevitzWhiteSoxTalk (@WhiteSoxTalkCSN).

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly) and Mark Carman (WGN Radio/Fansided) join Chuck Garfien on the panel. The Bears will reportedly bring Mark Sanchez in to Halas Hall? Really? Sanchez? Why?

The Bulls blow another big lead. Is Jimmy Butler to blame?

Plus the guy discuss if the White Sox are close to dealing Jose Quintana, Scott Paddock updates NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series and we welcome David DeJesus to the CSN team.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich four-star inside linebacker Jack Sanborn decided to end his recruiting process Wednesday night, giving the Wisconsin Badgers his verbal commitment.

"(Wisconsin) has everything I was looking for," Sanborn said. "I believe I can't go wrong there. They have the academics, great football, the campus is amazing. I feel comfortable there with all of the coaches and the players as well."

Sanborn is the eight known verbal commitment for the Badgers in the Class of 2018 and the second from Illinois, joining Lyons Township quarterback Ben Bryant.

Sanborn is currently ranked as the third-best Illinois player in the Class of 2018 and is one of seven ranked in the top 10 to give an early verbal commitment.

The Class of 2018 won't sign a Letter of Intent until Feb. 1 of next year.