CSN to relive 2012 Summer Games with 'Team USA - Return to London' beginning Monday, Dec. 24

CSN to relive 2012 Summer Games with 'Team USA - Return to London' beginning Monday, Dec. 24

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO RELIVE THE 2012 SUMMER GAMES WITH TEAM USA RETURN TO LONDON BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

Top events to include womens gymnastics (featuring Gabby Douglas & the Fab 5), mens swimming (featuring the dynamic duo of Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte),
womens swimming, womens beach volleyball, womens soccer and much more!

Chicago, IL (December 19, 2012) Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will provide viewers with a special programming gift this holiday season as the network will present Team USA - Return to London, a series of programming blocks reliving some of the most spectacular, heart-pounding and historic moments of the London Olympics. Courtesy of NBCUniversals epic coverage of the summer games, Comcast SportsNets week-long presentation of Team USA - Return to London begins on Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24 at 7:00 PM CT. Complete schedule appears at bottom of this announcement.

Team USA - Return to London programs will be introduced by NBC commentators Bob Costas (swimming, diving and gymnastics), Dan Patrick (womens beach volleyball) and Liam McHugh (womens soccer semifinal and final). In addition, the coverage will include a number of post-event interviews, and also showcases Costas in-depth interview with Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps.

Highlights of Team USA - Return to London include numerous stellar Phelps performances that helped him reach a record-breaking 22 Olympic medals, establishing himself as the most decorated Olympian of all time; Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings third-consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball; USA womens gymnastics, The Fab Five, as they took the USAs first gold medal since 1996, and all-around gold medal winner Gabby Douglas; Ryan Lochtes gold medal performance in the 400 individual medley; and Team USA womens soccer semifinal match against Canada and the teams gold medal win against Japan, redemption for the their devastating 2011 World Cup finals defeat.

Please note Comcast SportsNets entire Team USA - Return to London programming schedule, beginning Monday, December 24 at 7:00 PM:

Monday, December 24
7:00 PM Womens Gymnastics Team Competition (featuring the Fab 5)

Tuesday, December 25
11:00 AM Mens Swimming Finals (Part I, featuring Phelps & Lochte): 400m indv medley, 200m free, 200m butterfly, 4x200 free relay
12:00 PM Womens Swimming Finals (Part I): 400m indv medley, 4x100 free relay, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m free
1:00 PM Mens Swimming Finals (Part II, featuring Phelps & Lochte): 200m backstroke, 200m indv medley, 100m butterfly, 50m free, 4x100m medley relay
2:00 PM Womens Swimming Finals (Part II): 4x200 free relay, 200m breaststroke, 200m backstroke, 800m free
3:00 PM Womens Soccer semifinal (vs. Canada)
7:00 PM Womens Gymnastics All-Around Competition (featuring Gabby Douglas)
9:00 PM Aly Raisman: Bringing Home Gold (half-hour special)

Wednesday, December 26
9:00 PM Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Match (featuring Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings)

Friday, December 28
9:00 PM Mens Diving Finals

Saturday, December 29
8:00 PM Womens Soccer Gold Medal Match (vs. Japan)

All times are Central Time
Schedule Subject to Change

35 Days to Kickoff: Grayslake North

35 Days to Kickoff: Grayslake North

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 Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Grayslake North

Head coach: Sam Baker

Assistant Coaches:  Andy Strahan, Jim West, Collin McKillip, Brian Johnson, Brian Horn, Scott Kapchinksi, Karl Jennrich, Jon Sawyer, Greg Geiger, Tim LaBrie

How they fared in 2016: 8-3 (5-2 Northern Lake County Conference), made the Class 6A state playoffs and defeated Lakes then lost to Cary-Grove in second round action.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

August 25th @ Willowbrook

September 1st vs Sycamore

September 8th vs Lakes

September 15th @ North Chicago

September 22nd vs Round Lake

September 29th @ Wauconda

October 6th vs Grant

October 13th at Grayslake Central

October 20th vs Antioch

Biggest storyline: Can the Knights make a return visit to the IHSA state playoff field?

Names to watch this season:  Senior QB Austin Martineau Senior WR/DB Bret Lila

Biggest holes to fill: The Knights will need to reload on the offensive line with just one starter back in senior OL/DL Ryan Bernstein.

EDGY's Early Take: Grayslake North had a strong year in 2016 and with 14 starters returning (6 offense 8 defense) look to be right back in the hunt both in the Northern Lake County conference and in Class 6A.The Knights however will have plenty of challenges since the Northern Lake County conference is shaping up to be strong again this fall.

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Wake-up Call: Rose returning to Chicago?; Willson Contreras takes over; State of Cubs-Cards

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Thursday: 

Is #TheReturn getting a reboot? Report says there's a possibility Derrick Rose comes back to Bulls

This is becoming Willson Contreras' team, whether or not Cubs add Alex Avila or another veteran catcher

Bears training camp preview: 3 burning questions for tight ends

Why Blackhawks fans might want to tap the brakes on Alex DeBrincat

That escalated quickly: Cubs just a game back of Brewers, could be in first place as soon as this weekend

Ping-pong balls everywhere: Where do the Bulls rank among projected lottery teams?

Joe Maddon's prime-time message: 'Help or die'

Report: Derrick Rose is considering teaming up with LeBron James, Cavs

Cubs Talk Podcast: State of Cubs-Cardinals rivalry and what lies ahead

Why Adam Engel came up with his unique batting stance, and how he's tweaked it since