Bulls Swat Bobcats
(Chicago, IL) -- Joakim Noah scored 13 points with 18 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks as the Bulls defeated the Bobcats, 93-85, at the United Center. Luol Deng returned after missing the previous five games to scored 12 points in 31 minutes. Jimmy Butler paced Chicago off the bench with 19, while Nate Robinson added 15. The Bulls won for the fourth time in their last five to move to 27-and-17. Chicago begins a six-game road trip tomorrow in Milwaukee.
Illinois Looks For Upset
(Champaign, IL) -- The Fighting Illini go to Michigan State on Thursday in Big Ten basketball action. The Spartans are ranked number-9 in the "USA Today" Top-25 poll. Illinois is 15-and-6 overall with a 2-and-5 Big Ten record.
Ex-Bear Chris Harris Returns as Assistant. Coach
(Chicago, IL) -- Chris Harris didn't leave the Bears for long. Just days after retiring with Chicago, the former safety is reportedly returning as the team's defensive quality control coach. Harris played 101 NFL games, including 88 starts with multiple teams. He finished his career with 16 picks, 14 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries.
Bears Name New Linebackers Coach
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bears have named former Purdue defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar as their new linebackers coach. He'll reunite with new Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman. Tibesar worked under Trestman with the Montreal Alouttes from 2009 to 2010. He also spent time as special teams coach and defensive coordinator at Kansas State.