The 2017-18 season was a historic one for Loyola as Moser piloted the Ramblers to a school-record 32 wins and their first Final Four appearance since winning the NCAA championship in 1963, along with a No. 7 ranking in the final 2017-18 USA Today Coaches Poll.
Moser was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year this year and also was selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 16 Coach of the Year after leading Loyola to the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament championships and a school-record 32 wins.
One of only two coaches in MVC history to win the MVC Tournament as both a player and a head coach, Moser is also one of only five individuals to win or share the league’s regular-season title as a head coach after doing so as a player.
As a player at Creighton, Moser was a two-year starter and helped the Bluejays to the 1989 Missouri Valley Conference title and a NCAA Tournament berth.
Moser honed his craft under a pair of legendary coaches in Tony Barone and Rick Majerus with head coaching stops along the way at Arkansas-Little Rock and Illinois State before landing at Loyola. Moser’s first head coaching opportunity came at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and in three short seasons there, he steered the Trojans to a 54-34 overall record. The architect of the greatest turnaround in Sun Belt Conference history, Moser turned a 4-24 team into an 18-11 outfit in just one year.
The foundation of the Score’s early success came with the station’s first hosts including Tom Shaer, Mike North, Dan Jiggetts, Dan McNeil, Brian Hanley, Mike Murphy and Terry Boers. Their colorful personalities cultivated and enticed listeners.
That formula worked in 1992 and still works today with the latest generation of hosts and reporters who talk sports, while having plenty of fun along the way.
Utilizing its new powerful frequency at 670AM, during the decade of the 2000s, the Score resumed a dominance it enjoyed over its sports radio competitors. Coinciding with its success, the Score obtained play-by-play rights and through the years the Blackhawks, White Sox and numerous college teams have all called the Score home.
Then on a memorable November 2016 night, in just its first year airing Chicago Cubs baseball, fans tuned to the Score for the local call when the North Siders won their first World Series title since 1908. Today, the Score is not only the home to the Cubs, the station is about to embark on its first full season of being the play-by-play home to the Chicago Bulls.
In November 2017, Entercom Communications took over ownership of the Score, following a merger with CBS Radio. While technology has evolved, the station’s successful formula of providing listeners insight on sports and maybe getting a laugh or two along the way, has remained in place. That’s why there continues to be one undisputed king of Chicago sports talk and that is the Score, SportsRadio 670. The entire Score team is honored and humbled in accepting this great award from the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Following high school, Ninkovich spent two years at Joliet Junior College. His team won the NJCAA national championship. During the summer prior to his sophomore year, Ninkovich worked with his father, an ironworker, hanging beams on a Chicago construction site 19 stories high. According to his father, the purpose was to give Rob extra incentive to complete his college education.
Ninkovich transferred to Purdue in 2004 and was ranked second in the Big Ten with eight sacks. As a senior in 2005, Ninkovich earned second-team All-Big Ten honors
In 2006, the New Orleans Saints signed Ninkovich to a three-year contract. In September, 2007, the Miami Dolphins claimed Ninkovich off of waivers. In December, the New Orleans Saints signed Ninkovich. In August 2009, the New England Patriots signed Ninkovich to a one-year contract. In February 2012, Ninkovich played in Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants.
During the 2012 season, Rob led the team with 58 tackles. In 2013, he started every game, recording 91 total tackles. In the Patriots' 28–24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, Ninkovich sacked Russell Wilson and recorded six tackles. Ninkovich was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. The Patriots trailed 28–3 in the third quarter, but rallied all the way back to win the game 34-28 against the Atlanta Falcons. The game was the first to go to overtime, and the Patriots made the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
On July 30, 2017, Ninkovich announced his retirement from the NFL after eleven seasons, including eight with the Patriots.
At Southern Methodist University, Eric anchored the famous “Pony Express” backfield. Dickerson gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbell’s Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts. His 48 career touchdowns tied Doak Walker’s SMU total for career scoring. In his senior year, Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind Herschel Walker and John Elway. He was also a first-team All-American in 1982 and a second-team All-American in 1981.
His production was matched by his beautiful running style and his unforgettable appearance on the field, where he wore sports goggles, a neck roll and the full complement of pads.
While he considered going to the Los Angeles Express in the United States Football League, Dickerson decided to go into the NFL. He was selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. An immediate success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts, most rushing yards gained and most touchdowns rushing. His efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.
In his second season, Dickerson continued his onslaught on the NFL record book becoming a member of the 2,000-yard club. Twelve times in 1984 he gained more than 100 yards rushing. No one has since rushed for more yards in a single NFL season. Dickerson's 5.6 yards per carry led the Rams to a playoff berth in 1984.
He is currently an analyst for FS1 and recently joined the Rams front office as Vice President of Business Development. He lives in Los Angeles, is married to Penny and has two girls.
Just over a year ago, the season started with Coach McGraw becoming the 32nd woman ever to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. She had previously been inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.
Thirty-five wins later on the nation’s toughest rated schedule, a co-share of the ACC regular season title, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, in addition to the program’s eighth trip to the Final Four and the Irish became your 2018 national champions.
Coach McGraw has led the Irish to six NCAA title game appearances, including five times in the past eight years. She is just one of two active Division I coaches to achieve this feat.
The three-time consensus National Coach of the Year has accomplished 62 NCAA Tournament wins, which ranks third all-time, along with a total of 25 combined conference regular season and tournament championships.
Coach McGraw has achieved eight straight 30-win seasons and 10 overall, as her 30, 20-win seasons ranks six all-time among Division I coaches. She has made 25 NCAA Tournaments, including a current stretch of 23 straight, which is the fourth longest active streak in history.
Coach McGraw is one of just five coaches in Division I history, in either men’s or women’s basketball, with over 875 wins, eight Final Fours and multiple NCAA championships – joining Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith.
Never leaving the field too far behind, Butler entertains the Bulldog Nation as the pre- and post-game radio show host on ESPN network’s University of Georgia football program, and is a commentator and analyst for UGA and Chicago Bears’ football.
Butler has also been a familiar figure on the UGA practice field since the 2016 season, working as a assistant coach to special teams.
Butler spends most of his free time serving Atlanta-based charities: the Debra Foundation, which raises awareness for those suffering with epidermolysis bullosa, and the Lighthouse Foundation, which is committed to providing access to low cost vision and hearing services for underinsured Georgians.
With a passion for golf, Butler plays the celebrity and charity golf tour: The Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, Champions Tour Children’s Hospital Celebrity Challenge, Jimmy Rane Foundation, The Murray Brothers Charity Tournaments, and the Morten Anderson Family Foundation.
Butler resides in Duluth, GA with his wife, Cathy. They have been married for 32 years and have three children together, Katie Scarlett, Drew (Former UGA and NFL Punter), and Kylie Savannah.
Ed is a proud 1972 alumnus of Loyola Academy and graduated from Georgetown University in 1976 and is a certified public accountant.
Banking has been the primary focus of Ed’s career, beginning at the accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP, where he specialized in the banking field focusing mainly in the area of bank mergers and acquisitions for seven years. After leaving Ernst & Young, Ed was senior vice president and chief financial officer of River Forest Bancorp, a $4 billion banking holding company in Chicago, Illinois from 1985 to 1991. While there, he was also president of the firm’s largest subsidiary, Lincoln National Bank, in Chicago.
Ed is a member of the board of directors of Stepan Company (NYSE) in Northfield, IL. He has been extensively involved in many charitable causes over the years, including serving as the chairman of the Board of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, on the audit committee of Northwestern Memorial Health Care, is a trustee for Lurie Children’s Hospital and Foundation, and on the Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a member of its Budget and Operating Committee. Ed is also a director of The Catholic Extension Society of America. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Commercial Club of Chicago and the Bankers Club, where he was a former president.
Ed and his wife, Dorothy, live in Lake Bluff, Illinois. They have six children.
After High School, Josh went to St. Mary’s University, where he played for two years. He left school, answering the call to fight for his country and joined the Marines. In 2010 he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion 5th Marines as a Machine Gunner. On July 20, 2011 Josh was injured by an IED while on foot patrol, and lost both his legs. After his injury he was at Walter Reed Hospital and started playing Sled Hockey with the USA Warriors. Sled hockey, or “sledge” as it's called outside the U.S., was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of disabled players who wanted to continue playing the game. Players sit in specially designed sleds atop two hockey skate blades, and use two sticks instead of one. The sticks have metal pics on the butt end for players to propel themselves, and goalies wear gloves with metal picks sewn into the backside to allow them to maneuver.
"I don’t know how my life would have turned out after being injured without hockey.", says Misiewicz.
While in rehab, Josh tried out for the USA National Team. He first made the development program and then in his second year made the National Team, winning the World Championship that year with an undefeated Season. The next year Josh was on the National team again, winning the championship once again. In 2018 he “worked hard and made the Paralympic team” where he went to South Korea and Won Gold.
In 2010, Kendall became a member of the United States National Team. She has won five gold medals and one silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championships. She has also competed in 8 Four Nations cups with the National Team.
The Palos Heights, Illinois native played four seasons at Northeastern University in Boston. During her time at Northeastern, she received her bachelor’s and master's degree. The 3-time All-American and 2-time captain finished her collegiate career as the Huskies' all-time leader in points, goals, and single season points. In addition, she became the Hockey East all-time leader in career points, career goals, single-season points, single-season goals, points per game and goals per game.
In 2016, she was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award which is given out to the top player in women's college hockey. She led the NCAA in goals, goals per game, shorthanded goals, and hat tricks. In January 2017, Coyne was recognized as the recipient of the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award and an NCAA Top 30 Woman of the Year Honoree. She was also named the Top female student-athlete at Northeastern University and a member of the Huntington 100. Lastly, she was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team, a Distinguished Scholar and Top Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA).
Frank Klopas returned to his hometown of Chicago in advance of the 1998 season and led the Fire to the double, helping the club to the 1998 MLS Cup in a 2-0 win over D.C. United before scoring the Golden Goal days later in a 2-1 extra time victory over the Columbus Crew in that year’s U.S. Open Cup final at Soldier Field.
Klopas served as the Fire head coach from 2011-13 and in the same capacity for the Montreal Impact from 2014-15. A U.S. international, Klopas scored 12 goals in 39 appearances and represented the United States in the 1988 Summer Olympics, the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 Copa America tournaments. Klopas is now in his third season serving as the Fire’s color analyst on ESPN+ broadcasts.
Klopas lives in Chicago with his wife, Sophia.