Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Word on the Street: Jordan sells Bentley

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Jordan sells Bentley to Volo Auto Museum

The Volo Auto Museum is now just "Like Mike."

On Wednesday, Michael Jordan sold his Bentley Continental GT Coupe to the Volo Auto Museum, which is owned by Greg Grams.

Jordan's Bentley was the very car that inspired the Nike Air Jordan 21 shoe. The front of the shoe is designed to resemble the front of the Bentley grill.

The Bentley is a 2005 Continental GT Coupe with only 12k miles on it. It has a W-12 engine (which is two V-6 engines sitting side by side) with twin turbo chargers and 552 horse power. It was personalized by MJ with dark tinted glass, a set of 9,000 Lowenhart wheels and a talking radar system with front and rear censors.
(CSNChicago.com)
Bruce Weber talking to Oklahoma

Illinois head coach Bruce Weber has emerged a viable candidate to coach the University of Oklahoma basketball team.

Weber, has spent the last eight seasons at Illinois and has led the Illini to the National Championship game in 2005. Illinois has been the NCAA Tournament six out of the last eight seasons.

Illinois went 20-14 this past season and fell to Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (Norman Transcript)

White Sox finalize 25-man roster

The White Sox set their 25-man roster after their loss to Class-A Winston Salem on Wednesday.

The Sox opted for an 11-man pitching staff with pitcher Jeff Marquez clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte.

The Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Lastings Milledge and placed Jake Peavy and Dayan Viciedo on the 15-day DL. Catcher Donny Lucy was reassigned to minor league camp. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Painter turns down Missouri

Purdue's Matt Painter has decided to turn down an offer to become head coach of Missouri's basketball team.

Painter and Purdue have agreed on a new eight-year contract through the 2018-2019 season.

Earlier Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Painter had informed Missouri that he would take the job. (ChicagoBreakingSports)

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.