About Eric Van Dril

Eric Van Dril is the founder and editor of thepublicleague.com. He lives on Chicago's Northwest side. He wrote extensively for Chicago Sun-Times Media and Chicago Tribune Media prior to launching thepublicleague.com.You can reach him at thepublicleague@gmail.com, @thepublicleague on Twitter and at facebook.com/thepublicleague.

Here’s how the Public League’s basketball conferences have been realigned

Earlier today, the Chicago Sun-Times obtained a copy of how the Public League’s basketball conferences will be aligned next season. You can see that below. Check out Michael O’Brien’s article for more details on the realignment, including the number of conference games and how the city tournament will be set up.

By | May 4th, 2017|Basketball|

Documentary explores coaching in the Chicago Public League

An Illinois Media School Sports Emphasis class put together the following 30-minute documentary, which explores what it’s like to coach in the Chicago Public League. The documentary was produced by Will Clark, Bill Downing, Bret Gogoel, TJ Orum and Reginald Wells.

Check it out.

By | April 27th, 2017|Basketball|

City-wide athletic signing day set to honor Chicagoland student-athletes

The Urban Fieldhouse Foundation is hosting a city-wide athletic signing day this Saturday, April 29. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Any athlete in Chicagoland, male or female, who has signed a letter of intent  at any level (DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA, etc.) is invited to attend and participate.

The city-wide athletic signing day will take place at Mettle Fitness, which is located at 5000 S. Indiana Street in Chicago. It will include a symbolic letter of acceptance signing, inspirational speakers, professional athletes, media interviews, refreshments and more. It’s open to anybody who will be attending any level of college. It’s also open to coaches and administrators.

If you are an athlete who would like to recognized as a part of this celebration, or have any questions, please contact Donna Ramsey at dramsey@urbanfieldhousefoundation.org or by phone at (773) 234-4675.

By | April 27th, 2017|Announcements|