Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com

Bob Narang

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Elk Grove Village, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • chicagotribune.com
Past:
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Los Angeles Times

Recent articles by Bob:

Recruiting notes: Carmel grad Jay Ward finds warmer climes, committing to the University of Texas at San Antonio after Bowling Green cuts baseball

Jay Ward found interest in the potential of a left-hander with four quality pitches, and he picked the University of Texas at San Antonio. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Glenbrook North TE Drayton Charlton-Perrin commits to Ball State

Drayton Charlton-Perrin plans to play college football for the Cardinals. → Read More

From sewing her prom dress to earning state medals, Olivia Schmitt raises stakes for Lakes: ‘Talents like Olivia don’t come around very often.’

Olivia Schmitt is the first student-athlete from Lakes to be selected to the IHSA All-State Academic Team. She went to state in cross country and track. → Read More

Recruiting notes: St. Viator’s Jeremiah Pittman picks Iowa football

Jeremiah Pittman made a big jump before his junior season. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Lake Forest linebacker Jai Williams, son of former Bears lineman James ‘Big Cat’ Williams, designs a Kentucky blueprint for his future

Lake Forest senior linebacker Jai Williams wanted to find a university where he could fulfill his aspirations in football and architecture. → Read More

Nazareth quarterback J.J. McCarthy, a Michigan recruit, announces he’ll attend IMG Academy as a senior ‘due to the uncertainty of fall sports’ in Illinois

Nazareth quarterback J.J. McCarthy announced Monday that he will attend IMG Academy in Florida during his senior year. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Nazareth’s Landon Morris picks Syracuse football

Big-name athletes are heading to big-name universities in this week's recruiting notes. → Read More

Recruiting notes: North Chicago’s Vondarious Gordon turns to cousin Melvin’s Gordon’s former coach and follows Michael Turner’s path to Northern Illinois

While Vondarious Gordon attracted attention over the years, he felt the pull of Northern Illinois since his sophomore season. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Libertyville graduate Drew Peterson picks a new direction and will transfer to USC, not Minnesota

Libertyville graduate Drew Peterson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, had reopened his recruitment on May 1 after picking Minnesota. → Read More

York, OPRF boys basketball coaches step down for family reasons

Vince Doran and Matt Maloney are stepped down to spend more time with their families. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Glenbrook North OL Jackson Carsello picking up offers

Jackson Carsello earned a Big Ten offer and has plenty of other options for playing college football. → Read More

From Lion to Spartan: St. Viator’s Quin Hayes to coach basketball at Glenbrook North

Hayes led the Lions to four regional titles and will take over a storied program in Northbrook. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Glenbrook South forward Dom Martinelli to walk on at Northwestern

College basketball and football higlight this week's recruiting notes. → Read More

For Grant graduate Jonathan Wells, the coronavirus pandemic is one of many hurdles during an illustrious Illinois career: ‘I’ve learned that no situation can hold me back.’

Grant graduate Jonathan Wells has endured an Illinois career in track and field filled with tremendous highs and lows. → Read More

Libertyville graduate Drew Peterson looks forward to playing ‘in front of family and on the road in Big Ten country’ after committing to Minnesota

Libertyville graduate Drew Peterson, a 6-8 sophomore, finalized his transfer from Rice by committing to Minnesota on Monday. → Read More

Libertyville junior Lauren Huber shifts her focus back to basketball after the cancellation of a promising soccer season: ‘I need to get back on the court.’

Libertyville junior Lauren Huber has basketball offers from Western Michigan, Eastern Illinois and Valparaiso. → Read More

Barrington’s Scotty Miller looking forward to playing with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay

Scotty Miller has some high-profile new teammates with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Vernon Hills LB Jackson Wiegold a rising prospect

Jackson Wiegold has picked up Division I offers in the last few weeks. → Read More

‘A lot of big dreams were crushed’: Lake County student-athletes and coaches feel the loss of a spring season

The IHSA announced on Tuesday that all state tournaments for spring sports were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Recruiting notes: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Zion Griffin find new basketball homes

The NCAA transfer portal has opened new opportunities for local basketball players. → Read More