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3 intriguing men's college hoops games in Illinois this season

Loyola Chicago guard Braden Norris. Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

College basketball is back.

  • To celebrate, we made a short list of the most intriguing men's hoops matchups in Illinois this season.

Eat Their Lunch: New York Jets

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The last time the Bears played the Jets was in 2018 at Soldier Field. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Sunday's game was supposed to be a matchup between two 2021 first-round quarterbacks. But Justin Fields (injured) and Zach Wilson (benched) probably won't play.

  • That shouldn't keep you from enjoying some authentic New Jersey fare to celebrate the matchup, though.

Eat Their Lunch: Atlanta Falcons

Remember when the Bears dominated the Falcons in 1985? We do. Photo: Charles Cherney/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Remember when the Bears dominated the Falcons in 1985? We do. Photo: Charles Cherney/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The Bears play the Falcons on Sunday in Atlanta.

  • To give us the goods on an authentic Atlanta pregame spread, we turned to Axios Atlanta's Thomas Wheatley, Emma Hurt and Ross Terrell!

Prepare an authentic Detroit spread for Bears - Lions

Detroit Lions playing the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery runs the ball against the Detroit Lions last year. Photo: Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Bears host the Lions on Sunday. Each week, we ask a local from the opponents' city to recommend foods for your authentic pregame spread.

Eat Their Lunch: Miami Dolphins

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A Miami Dolphins helmet rests on a Gatorade cooler during a preseason game at Soldier Field in 2021. Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bears welcome the Miami Dolphins to Soldier Field on Sunday.

  • To give us the goods on an authentic Miami pregame spread, we turned to Axios Miami's Martin Vassolo.
Justin Kaufmann
Nov 2, 2022 - Sports

White Sox reportedly hiring Pedro Grifol as new manager

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Former Kansas City Royals coach Pedro Grifol. Photo: John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The World Series could last through the weekend, but that's not stopping the White Sox from deciding on a new manager.

Driving the news: Both MLB.com and ESPN are reporting that former Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol is being hired as the next Sox manager.

Justin Kaufmann
Oct 27, 2022 - Sports

Taking your family of four to a Bulls game will cost $392

Data: Bookies.com; Table: Kavya Beheraj/Axios
Data: Bookies.com; Table: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

A Bulls home game has long been a hot ticket, but a new analysis shows it's also one of the priciest tickets in the NBA.

Methodology: The study calculates the price of tickets, parking, beer, soda and hot dogs for a family of four.

Eat Their Lunch: New England Patriots

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The last time the Bears played the Patriots was at Soldier Field in 2018. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tonight is (mercifully) the final primetime appearance for the Bears this season.

  • If you're looking to feature some New England favorites in your game day spread, we've got you covered. Axios Boston's Mike Deehan gives us the must-haves:
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