CSN to hold contestant casting call for Chicago baseball trivia show

CSN to hold contestant casting call for Chicago baseball trivia show

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO HOLD CONTESTANT CASTING CALL THIS WEEKEND FOR NEW CHICAGO BASEBALL TRIVIA TV GAME SHOW DEBUTING IN JULY White Sox and Cubs trivia experts urged to test their knowledge at KINCADES Bar & Grill (950 W. Armitage) this Friday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 3:00 PM

Chicago, IL (May 16, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, along with StarPilot Productions, will be holding an open casting call for a new Chicago baseball trivia game show, entitled The Batters Box, debuting on Comcast SportsNet this July.

The contestant search casting call will take place THIS WEEKEND on Friday, May 18 from 6:00-9:00 PM & Saturday, May 19 from 3:00-6:00 PM at KINCADES Bar & Grill (950 W. Armitage in Chicago, IL). Interested participants must 21 years or older.

Whether youre a life-long Cubs or White Sox fan who knows everything about your favorite team or a die-hard Chicago fan with a wealth of sports trivia knowledge, producers want to hear from you.

Contestants will take a quick quiz and go on camera for 30 seconds to state why they think they should be on the show. Comcast SportsNet and StarPilot Productions are looking for White Sox and Cubs fans with great personalities -- 16 will play; only 1 will win! If you think you know your Sox or Cubs, prove it!

Official details regarding the on-air debut of The Batters Box on Comcast SportsNet will be announced in June.

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues on Saturday night as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 6 p.m. on CSN+.

Reynaldo Lopez, MLB's No. 45 overall prospect, makes his 10th start of the season for the Knights. The 23-year-old Lopez has a 5-1 record with a 2.94 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 49 innings in 2017.

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White Sox No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, who landed on the 7-day DL on May 18, is eligible to make his return to the Knights lineup this weekend.

It's the fourth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.

Check out the rest of the television schedule here.

Northwestern kick returner Solomon Vault expected to miss entire 2017 season

Northwestern kick returner Solomon Vault expected to miss entire 2017 season

Northwestern is expected to be without kick returner and wide receiver Solomon Vault for the entirety of the upcoming 2017 season, according to a Friday report from Inside NU.

A Northwestern spokesman told the site that Vault underwent surgery for a lower-body injury and is expected to redshirt this fall.

Vault took back four kickoffs for touchdowns in his first three seasons, racking up 1,505 kick-return yards. Last season, he returned 23 kicks for 560 yards and a touchdown.

In addition to his value as a kick returner, though, Vault was also expected to play a larger role in the passing game this season. He transitioned from running back to wide receiver ahead of last season and caught 15 passes for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016.

While the Wildcats have plenty of other options at wide receiver, it's a significant wrinkle in their challenge to replace the production of Austin Carr, last year's Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, who is on to a pro career in the NFL.

If Vault does redshirt this season, it means he will have one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.