CSN & CSNChicago.com to provide daily coverage of Bears Training Camp '12

CSN & CSNChicago.com to provide daily coverage of Bears Training Camp '12

COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO PROVIDE DAILY COVERAGE OF BEARS TRAINING CAMP 12

Coverage begins Tuesday, July 24 with Phil Emery & Lovie Smiths LIVE press conferences beginning at 2:30 PM

Kip Lewis to file daily reports from Bourbonnais for SportsNet Central and Chicago Tribune Live;
CSNChicago.coms Bears Insider John Moon Mullin to provide daily online & on-air updates and up-to-the-minute video reports

Chicago, IL (July 23, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for Bears Post Game Live presented by Illinois Back Institute, will provide viewers with comprehensive on-air and online coverage of Chicago Bears Training Camp 2012 with daily reports on SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse at 6:30 PM, GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 & 10:30 PM and the midnight edition of SportsNet Central, along with reports on the networks signature weeknight sports talk show, Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan (Monday-Friday at 5:30 PM) with host David Kaplan.

On Tuesday, July 24, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will deliver LIVE coverage of General Manager Phil Emery (2:30 PM) and Head Coach Lovie Smiths (3:00 PM) training camp opening press conferences.

Every day throughout the duration of training camp, SportsNet Centrals Bears beat reporter Kip Lewis and CSNChicago.coms Bears Insider John Moon Mullin will be providing viewers with the very latest training camp video highlights, breaking news, playerscoaches interviews, injury updates and more from Bears camp in Bourbonnais, IL for both SportsNet Central and Chicago Tribune Live.

In addition, CSNChicago.com also has Bears training camp covered 247 from a daily online perspective with the very latest breaking news updates, roster moves, free agent signings, interviews and much more at CSNChicago.coms Bears team page (csnchicago.compagesbears). CSN Chicago digital will produce a daily Bears Talk show hosted by Lewis and Mullin -- offering detailed, position-by-position player analysis, as well as features from former Bears quarterbackCSN Bears Post Game Live analyst Jim Miller and Bowens Breakdown featuring former NFL safety Matt Bowen.

Fans can also look forward to up-to-the-minute breaking news Twitter updates from Mullin @CSNMoonMullin, Lewis @KipLewisCSN, Miller (@15Miller) and Bowen (@MattBowen41), along with the networks main Twitter handle @CSNChicago and Bears Talk handle (@BearsTalkCSN) for feed of Bears news articles and features.

Plus, CSN Chicago digital producers Jake Flannigan and Scott Krinch (@BearsTalkCSN) will provide live blogging coverage via Bears Talk on CSNChicago.com including real-time news stories, player interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, fan interviews, videos and live Tweets. CSNChicago.com Bears Training Camp content will featured on NBCSports.com, ProFootballTalk.com and NBCChicago.com and through partnerships with the Chicago Tribune, Bleacher Report and SB Nation.

Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man's life at an airport

Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man's life at an airport

Jerrell Freeman played hero at an Austin airport on Sunday.

The Bears linebacker was grabbing a bite to eat before his flight to head back to Chicago for training camp when he noticed a man choking.

Freeman said an older lady tried to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the man but didn't have enough strength. That's when Freeman stepped in, and after a couple attempts, saved his life.

“I grabbed him and tried to squeeze the life out of him,” Freeman told the Chicago Tribune. “You’ve got to push in and up. So I did that and he started throwing up what he was choking on. I asked him if he was all right and he shook his head like ‘No!’

“I grabbed him again and hit him again with it. And when I put him down the second time, his eyes got big. He was like, ‘Oh, my god! I think you just saved my life, man!’ It was crazy.”

Freeman tweeted a picture after it happened:

Freeman, 31, said he had never done the Heimlich maneuver before, but his mom is a nurse and had talked to him about it. He just did what he heard, and thankfully it worked.

32 Days to Kickoff: Joliet Catholic Academy

32 Days to Kickoff: Joliet Catholic Academy

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Joliet Catholic Academy

Head coach: Jake Jaworski

Assistant Coaches: Dave Douglas, Jimmy Sharp, Jake Ziesmer, Mark Mettille, Josh Greenback, Tim Swanson, Chris Kinsella, Cory McLaughlin

How they fared in 2016: 1-8 (1-6 East Suburban Catholic Conference), missed the 2016 IHSA state playoff field

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

August 25th @ Geneva

September 1st vs Wheaton North

September 8th vs St. Patrick

September 15th @ Niles Notre Dame

September 22nd vs Marian Central Catholic

September 29th @ Nazareth Academy

October 6th vs Benet Academy

October 13th vs Marian Catholic

October 20th @ Marist

Biggest storyline: Can Joliet Catholic rebound from it's disappointing 2016 season?

Names to watch this season: Senior RB Ke'von Johnson, Senior OL/DL Shane Raber

Biggest holes to fill: The Hillmen will need to reload on the defensive line and at linebacker this summer.

EDGY's Early Take: So how historically bad was the JCA 2016 football season? You need to go back to the late 1940s before you find another one win season in the Joliet Catholic football history books. First year head coach and JCA alum Jake Jaworski replaces Hall of Fame head coach Dan Sharp this fall. If anything positive came from the 2016 season it's that the Hilltoppers got playing time for a very young team and welcomes back 13 starters (9 offense, 4 defense) this season. This program has the potential to become one of the top turnaround stories for the 2017 season.