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.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Fremd senior Grace Tworek. 

Tworek has led the Vikings on and off the court this season. Last week, the Harvard commit put up a career-high 29 points in a win over Wheeling. 

Learn more about Tworek's success in the video above. 

Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

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Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday. 

The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.

Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.

Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.

The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season. 

Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.