435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Teddy Greenstein
My Role

College football is my day job. I cover Northwestern and write about the Big Ten, especially if the word "expansion" is involved. I also follow Northwestern hoops, assist K.C. Johnson on the Bulls beat and cover golf. I write the "18 holes with ... " column, in which I describe the experience of playing a top course with a celebrity. (Feel free to hate me.) I've also reported from the Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and BMW Championship for two years running.
My Biography

Born and raised in the college football mecca of Manhattan in New York City, I graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 1994. After stints at the New York Daily News and Sports Illustrated, I joined the Trib in '96. I've covered Notre Dame, the White Sox, the Cubs (Oh, how I miss Sammy) and written a sports media column. I appear on the Big Ten Network's "Big Ten Football and Beyond" show and pinch-hit on WSCR-AM 670's "Danny Mac Show." I vote for the Heisman Trophy and -- much to David Kaplan's chagrin -- the Baseball Hall of fame. My wife, daughter and I live in Lakeview.
My Interests

There are few things I like doing more than whacking a softball or a golf ball. I've also been known to splash the occasional poker chip. And if "The Simpsons," "Mad Men" or "Modern Family" is on, I just might be watching.
My Recent Articles

Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten power rankings 7/27/2014
Sure, training camps haven't opened yet, but it's never too early to rate conference teams from Michigan State to Purdue SEC Commissioner Mike Slive quoted Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill in his media day remarks, threatening that the Power 5 conferences would break from the NCAA if not granted more voting power.

Medinah's Course No. 1 up to high standards 6/27/2014
Though even after it's 21-month renovation it won't become as famous as No. 3, Tom Doak design makes for fun, memorable round Let's play word association, Chicago golf fans.

Delany driven on Madison Square Garden move 6/24/2014
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany rarely loses a battle of wills.

Rickie Fowler carries himself like a champion in U.S. Open 6/16/2014
Young star fails to make Sunday run at Kaymer, but best finish in major a big step PINEHURST, N.C. — Rickie Fowler stood by the edge of the 18th green, hat in hand, smile on his boyish, tanned face. Before congratulating Martin Kaymer, he observed as LPGA player Sandra Gal sprayed water on her German countryman to mark his U.S. Open victory.

Erik Compton plays with lot of heart at U.S. Open 6/15/2014
Golfer with never 'give up' attitude surges to tie for 2nd behind after sterling 3rd-round 67 PINEHURST, N.C. – Eli Compton noticed the ballooning scores from the morning wave of U.S. Open competitors, and she warned her son, Erik.