CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Openng Ceremonies coverage of the 2013 Cubs Convention

CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Openng Ceremonies coverage of the 2013 Cubs Convention

COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO CARRY LIVE OPENING CEREMONIES COVERAGE OF THE 2013 CUBS CONVENTION

Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 18 at 5:00 PM CT -- hosted by David Kaplan

Luke Stuckmeyer to provide complete Convention coverage throughout the weekend on SportsNet Central and CubsTalk

CSNChicago.com Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney and CubsTalk blogger Tony Andracki to provide playercoachesfront office interviews, features, live Tweets & more

Chicago, IL (January 15, 2013) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, is ready to start up the 2013 Cubs season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2013 Cubs Convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 18-20) at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

On Friday, January 18 beginning at 5:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the conventions opening ceremonies featuring introductions of Cubs playerscoachesfront office executives, live interviews with Cubs players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNets 2013 Cubs Convention Opening Ceremonies coverage will be hosted by Cubs PrePost Game Live hostChicago Tribune Live host David Kaplan.

In addition, Luke Stuckmeyer will file reports for SportsNet Central (6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and for CSNChicago.coms CubsTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with Cubs players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.coms Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney and CubsTalk blogger Tony Andracki 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 Mooneys Cubs Convention updates all weekend long via Twitter @CSNMooney, along with Kaplan (@thekapman), Stuckmeyer (@LukeStuckmeyer) and AndrackiCubsTalk (@CubsTalkCSN).

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.