Top-100 recruit Sina commits to Carmody, Northwestern

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Top-100 recruit Sina commits to Carmody, Northwestern

Northwestern has never made it to the NCAA Tournament, and while one player won't change their fortunes, the team did get a massive boost when 2013 point guard Jaren Sina committed to the Wildcats yesterday.
The 6-foot-2 point guard from Lake Hopatcong, N.J. is ranked No. 82 overall by Scout.com, and the No. 18 point guard in the class.
Sina chose Northwestern over Alabama, and he had additional offers from Cincinnati, Memphis, Miami (FL), Rutgers, St. John's and Virginia, according to Scout.com.
Wildcats head coach Bill Carmody had the inside track on Sina after he hired former Rutgers coach Fred Hill to his staff in 2011.
While Hill was with the Scarlet Knights, he was the first to offer Sina, then a freshman at Gill St. Bernard's School, a scholarship.
They have been recruiting me extra hard, Sina told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Coach Carmody and them have been around this last year. I just know where I want to be and I dont want to wait until after July if I know where I want to go."
Sina originally committed to Alabama but de-committed last year, keeping the Crimson Tide on his shortlist of schools.
An impressive outside shooter, Sina could come in right away and help the Wildcats, who attempted 23 3-pointers per game last year, most in the Big Ten.

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

In terms of overall satisfaction for a fanbase in total, it'd be hard for any team could beat the Cubs' faithful right now.

Ending a 108-year drought will make even the most pessimistic of fans ecstatic.

So it's no surprise Wrigley Field would be considered one of the happiest places on Earth.

To counteract "Blue Monday," CNN discussed 15 of the world's happiest places and Wrigley was included.

But the kicker is — CNN doesn't even mention the World Series championship.

Here's the rationale:


"Wrigley Field, on a warm summer night when the breeze off Lake Michigan makes the flags flutter and your cheeks flush with relief from the damp heat.

"No matter where you sit, you are close to the field, which makes you feel both the intimacy of the game and the immensity of it.

"The players, standing just feet away from you, feel like giants. And the vendors in the stands hawking hot dogs and beers and Italian ice really are a study in that particular species of Chicago native."


Don't know many people who would argue with that.

The only other American location on the list was Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Other worldwide locations include Bangkok, Japan, New Zealand and Copenhagen.

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Bears Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard will have a new positional coach in 2017.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Bears are expected to hire former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins as their running backs coach.

Before joining the 49ers in 2016, Modkins served as the Detroit Lions running backs coach from 2013-15. Modkins broke into the NFL as a running backs coach with Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. After serving one year in Kansas City, Modkins left for the same job with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009. The following season Modkins took a promotion with the Buffalo Bills, becoming the team's offensive coordinator from 2010-12.

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Modkins will be reunited in Chicago with reported new Bears offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn. The duo worked together for three seasons with the Lions from 2013-15.

The Bears were in need of a new running backs coach after Stan Drayton departed to take an associate head coaching job under Tom Herman at the University of Texas.