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

Young Jordan Spieth had Masters 'in my hands' 4/14/2014
Confident 20-year-old sees 2-shot lead slip away, says 'it stings' to finish tied for 2nd AUGUSTA, Ga. — Like John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever," Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next.

Fowler finally makes some noise in a major 4/13/2014
3rd-round 67 leaves him 2 behind leaders in Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. — See, they're just like you and me.

Bubba Watson keeping things simple at Masters 4/12/2014
Big hitter's strategy may be boring, but it's working like a charm through 36 holes AUGUSTA, Ga. — The man who is hyper enough to make caffeine nervous tried to make his golf game sound boring.

Masters a family tradition for first-round leader Bill Haas 4/11/2014
Son of longtime PGA Tour mainstay, great-nephew of 1968 champion has Augusta National in his blood AUGUSTA, Ga. — Craig and Kevin Stadler ("Walrus" and "Smallrus") became the first father-son combo to play in the same Masters, but perhaps they're not the first family of this week's festivities.

Phil Mickelson knows the Masters inside and out 4/8/2014
Three-time winner brings detailed course knowledge to Augusta National AUGUSTA, Ga. — The man who once supposedly cashed a $560,000 Super Bowl bet played another high-stakes game Tuesday at Augusta National.