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Barry Rozner

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A former vendor at all of Chicago's ballparks and stadiums during his college years, Barry Rozner has been a sports columnist for the Daily Herald since 1997, following a decade covering the Cubs first as a feature writer and then as the beat writer.

Rozner has won Peter Lisagor and Associated Press writing awards for his work as a columnist and sports writer, and includes among his national scoops the story that Phil Jackson would be named coach of the Bulls in 1989. In 2007, he was named "Sportswriter of the Year" by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Rozner has written several books, including "Second to Home" with Ryne Sandberg, and "Where's Harry?" with Steve Stone. He's a frequent co-host on the Score radio and in 2010 began co-hosting "Hit and Run" at the sports talk radio outlet, WSCR 670-AM.

Rozner was honored by the Little City Foundation in 1998, and sits on the board of the James P. Lang Scholarship Foundation, which awards college scholarships to children of single parent homes.

Having finally given up the violence of hockey for the aggravation of golf, Rozner lives a mostly healthy existence with his family in the Northwest suburbs

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Rozner: If Schwarber catches on, Cubs have big options

Aug 31 2014 | 11:35 pm - Cubs boss Theo Epstein is starting to see spots occupied on the puzzle board and he drools at the possibility of putting Kyle Schwarber’s bat behind the plate.

Rozner: New MLB boss should reinstate Pete Rose

Aug 31 2014 | 6:33 pm - New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will have the chance to make significant changes, and the first should be making Pete Rose eligible for the Hall of Fame.

Rozner: Would Cubs go fishing for Stanton?

Aug 27 2014 | 5:36 am - Barry Rozner says the Marlins will shop Giancarlo Stanton this winter and they are hoping the Cubs -- with the best farm system in baseball -- will be a buyer. The Cubs will have to at least listen when the Marlins call.

Rozner: Bears' feet firmly back on ground

Aug 26 2014 | 2:20 pm - Marc Trestman preaches humility, and the Bears should be all sorts of humble after last week's beating at the hands of the champs. “We have to keep it all in perspective. I think our team does. We're humble enough to know we have work to...

Rozner: For Lynch, Bears camp a long way from NIU

Aug 18 2014 | 5:55 am - Jordan Lynch was on stage for Heisman ceremony pictures in December, but Thursday night he was being stepped over by reporters wanting to talk to another undrafted rookie running back.

For a day, Arlington Park as great as ever

Aug 16 2014 | 10:28 pm - After a gorgeous day Saturday, another year has passed. Another Arlington Million concluded. Another racing season headed for the wire. You just have to wonder how many are left at the palace known as Arlington International Racecourse.

Rozner: Cutler has never been more ready to go

Aug 15 2014 | 7:09 pm - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler already looks dialed in, and if he could tell the truth, he'd probably like the season to start this Sunday. You can see it on the field, in the huddle, in front of the media and even the way he walks off the field. If...

Rozner: For Bears’ Conte, there’s safety at home

Aug 15 2014 | 5:49 am - After the Packers debacle, off-season shoulder surgery and the acquisition of seemingly a dozen safeties, hardly anyone outside the organization thought Chris Conte would be where he was Thursday night: At Soldier Field with the Bears.

Pick Bulls’ Rose for MVP? Not here

Aug 03 2014 | 12:57 am - The Bulls’ Derrick Rose appears healthy and has every bit the motivation he had a year ago, once again looking to make everyone pay who has burned and buried him.

NFL's shameful Ray Rice charade continues

Aug 01 2014 | 6:35 am - What Ray Rice says or doesn't say is missing the point, according to a Maryland law professor specializing in domestic violence. “The culture of violence in the NFL led him to believe this wouldn't be a big deal, and the disproportionate...

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