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Melissa Isaacson appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

How Title IX changed a future Chicago sportswriter’s life, and paved the way for a championship basketball team from Niles West. We speak with Melissa Isaacson, author of “State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation.”

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In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, DePaul head coach Dave Leitao reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

The NCAA suspended DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff.

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In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)

The book is called “3 Dimensional” and tells of the 13-time All Star’s rise from Chicago’s South Side to NBA stardom.

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Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball coach Porter Moser speaks to the press March 19, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he plans to stay at the school after he reportedly talked to St. John’s about its job.

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Loyola University of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada. (Matt Marton / AP Photo)

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt now has a little bling to go along with the international attention she gained as the near-centenarian team chaplain during Loyola-Chicago's run to the NCAA Final Four.

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Shawn Harrington (Credit: NMSU and Dennis Daily)

CPS graduate Shawn Harrington is at the center of a harrowing but hopeful new book by Rus Bradburd, his former New Mexico State basketball coach-turned-author.

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Jerry Harkness, Loyola basketball (1960-1963)

Loyola University Chicago’s NCAA Cinderella story has put the Ramblers in the national spotlight once again. We remember the 1963 championship team.

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“It’s all about Michigan. It’s all about what we have to do to stop them, and what we have to do to score,” Loyola men’s basketball coach Porter Moser said Tuesday.

Loyola suits up for its final practice before heading to San Antonio for a Final Four date with Michigan.

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Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball coach Porter Moser speaks to the press March 19, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Loyola never looked back in this one. After three heart-pounding wins that came down to the last shot, the Ramblers fate was rarely ever in doubt Saturday as they dominated 9th-seeded Kansas State 78-62 en route to the NCAA Final Four.

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Loyola Ramblers fans cheer on the team at in Rogers Park bar Bruno’s on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

As has become the norm in the Loyola Rambler’s heart-pounding NCAA Tournament run, it came down to the final seconds on Thursday against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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The Loyola Ramblers get ready for their Sweet 16 matchup after Saturday’s stunning last-second victory.

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“Sister Jean? She’s our heart and soul,” said guard Marques Townes.

It’s been 33 years since Loyola University was in the NCAA Tournament. But they’re back, and dreaming of repeating the magic of the school’s 1963 national championship team.

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(Virginia Barreda / Chicago Tonight)

Head Coach Porter Moser says the No. 1-ranked team needs to keep its eye on the ball ahead of Friday’s game in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. “We’ve got our work cut out for us and we’ve got to focus in on that.”

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The two-time Chicago Bulls champion talks about his new book, and the price of being outspoken.

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Nadav Shoked, Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern University, and Tina Feldstein, President of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, join us to discuss the pros and cons surrounding the city’s controversial plan to expand McCormick Place with a 10,000 seat arena for DePaul University’s basketball team, as well as adding two hotels. 

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We catch up with legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson to talk about Jordan, Kobe, and his new book: Eleven Rings.

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