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Hosted by Evan Bruner and Andy Jachim, Strictly Sports tackles the biggest stories in both local and national sports. Tune in for a combination of predictions, recaps, and debate segments to keep you in-the-know with all things sports. 

About the Hosts


Evan Bruner


Evan has been involved in sports for almost his entire life. He started playing t-ball when he was three years old and continued participating in sports throughout high school. While his competition days are behind him, sports still play a massive role in Evan’s life and are the main reason he’s studying journalism at NCC. Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Evan had no choice but to be a Chicago sports fan. Most notably, he’s a diehard Bears fan who remains loyal, no matter how many times they break his heart. 

Andy Jachim


Originally from Bartlett, Andy spent two years at Carthage College in Kenosha before deciding to return closer to home to finish his undergrad at NCC. His passion as a sports broadcaster was born his sophomore year of high school when he began calling basketball and football games, and sports broadcasting is now the career he’s pursuing. Andy is a fan of the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Michigan State Spartans. When he’s not cheering on his favorite teams, he enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and spending time with his family and friends.

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Bruner's Beat

Bruner’s Beat: Can the Caitlin Clark Effect Permeate the WNBA?

by Evan Bruner   What is there to say about Caitlin Clark that hasn’t already been stated one thousand times over? She’s approaching a point where merely calling her a star is an understatement. She’s a supernova, her own entity, and a trailblazer who’s helped change how women’s athletics is covered. ...

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Bears Mock Draft 1.0

by Andy Jachim Following a hectic week of free agency and trades across the NFL, it’s time to settle in and fully prepare for the draft. This full-steam-ahead mentality excites every single fanbase. Regardless of the current situation their franchise might be in, it’s hard not to get excited about ...

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Bruner’s Beat: Joel Embiid and the NBA’s 65-Game Rule

by Evan Bruner   Reigning MVP Joel Embiid finds himself in a precarious position. He’s averaging 35.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. In a career that has been filled with incredible performances and top-to-bottom seasons, this campaign is perhaps his best work of all. Yet, Embiid is now a long ...

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Bruner’s Beat: Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen Isn’t A Rivalry…Yet

by Evan Bruner   As the Kansas City Chiefs dispatched the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in the Divisional Round, the scene looked all too familiar. Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City walked out of the stadium smiling and celebrating while the Bills players were quiet, even shocked, entering the locker room.  The latest ...

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Bruner’s Beat: The Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields Situation

The Chicago Bears once again find themselves facing a franchise-altering decision. For the second straight season, the team holds the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Last year, the team opted to trade back from the position to acquire additional assets, including wide receiver D.J. Moore and the eventual top ...

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Bruner’s Beat: Adam Silver and the NBA’s Inaugural In-season Tournament

by Evan Bruner There may not be a more thankless profession than commissioner of a professional sports league. Between fans, players, and owners, it’s impossible to please everyone. As a result, commissioners are almost treated as politicians, posited as the culprit of every problem, the punchline of every joke.  No ...

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Bruner’s Beat: Does Firing Frank Reich Fix the Panthers?

by Evan Bruner   The short-lived Frank Reich era In Carolina came to an end last Monday following a disastrous 1-10 start. For Panthers fans, these 11 games have felt like an eternity, but in reality, it’s the earliest head coach firing in nearly 50 years. For reference, Urban Meyer got ...

Andy Jachim

What the Taylor Hall and Corey Perry Absences Mean for the Hawks

by Andy Jachim The Hawks’ recent struggles (with the exception of a super exciting OT win against the Leafs last Friday) have come with some sour news from a pair of veterans in the forward group. Taylor Hall is expected to undergo surgery on his right ACL and will miss ...

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Bruner’s Beat: The Los Angeles Chargers Are a Modern Day Tragedy

by Evan Bruner The Los Angeles Chargers fell to the Detroit Lions in a 41-38 thriller Sunday afternoon. The hotly-contested game featured two of the league’s premier offenses and culminated in a made field goal as time expired to give the Lions the win.  To the average fan, the game ...

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Hiring of Counsell Should Be a Sign of Big Things To Come for Cubs

by Andy Jachim Holy. Cow. It’s been half a week since this earth-shattering news, yet it still doesn’t feel real. Craig Counsell is set to manage OUR Chicago Cubs for the next five seasons, at the very least. What a job done here by Jed, Carter, and the rest of ...

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