2013 Press/Media Releases

Chicago Force's Roz Bennett Seeks Title with Star Sister in Attendance

Chicago Force right guard Roz Bennett's biggest fan, her younger sister Rhona, has never seen her play football in person.
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5/14/2013 Jay Babbi interviews Leslie, Grisafe, Brooks

Jay Babbi interviews LB Darcy Leslie, QB Sami Grisafe, DL Taz Brooks before the game versus the Indy Crash.
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Lady Hornet headed to football world championship

Kalamazoo College features an article on alum Liz Okey.
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Force Is With Her: Keys To Success In Women’s Tackle Football For Local Standout Darcy Leslie

Journal Online highlights Darcy Leslie. By Dion Martorano
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Force on the Radio

March is National Athletic Training month! Watch our Athletic Trainer Bisi Akindele and linewoman Tami Engelman talk about getting ready for the upcoming season.
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Young Player Joins Force Practice

On a recent Saturday nine-year-old Calla Blank attended a Chicago Force practice.
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2012 Press/Media Releases

It's Tackle And It's Real: Chicago's Female Football Team That Doesn't Wear Lingerie While Playing Is Undefeated And Advancing To Its Super Bowl

The Beachwood Report recaps the July 21st victory over the Boston Militia. By John Montgomery
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A Force to be reckoned with: Women's tackle football club 1 win away from national title game

The Bugle does an article on the Force. By Mike Sandrolini
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Chicago Force opens playoffs with win over the Indy Crash

Windy City Times recaps the June 30th playoff victory over the Indy Crash. By Ross Forman
Read the full article from Windy City Times

Force Breezes By Mayhem

Windy City Times recaps the May 12th victory over the W. Michigan Mayhem. By Ross Forman
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Teammates On the Field, Partners Off

Windy City Times highlights teammates and owners Amanda Malsch and Tricia Charbonneau. By Ross Forman
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5/9/2012 WJOB Interviews Zhubi and Grisafe

WJOB interviews QB Sami Grisafe and WR/QB Albi Zhubi before the home game versus the W. Michigan Mayhem.
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Force Roars Past Slam

Windy City Times recaps the May 5th victory over the St. Louis Slam. By Ross Forman
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5/2/2012 WJOB Interviews Konecki and Menzyk

WJOB interviews head coach John Konecki and OL Jamie Menzyk before the home game versus the St. Louis Slam.
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Chicago Force Routs Indy Crash

Windy City Times recaps the May 2nd victory over the Indy Crash.
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Chicago Force Routs Comets

Windy City Times recaps the April 21st victory over the Columbus Comets. By Ross Forman
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4/18/2012 WJOB Interviews Konecki and Gray

WJOB interviews head coach John Konecki and WR Jeanette Gray before the home opener versus Columbus Comets.
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Force Stronger Than Ever In Its 10th Year

Windy City Times article by Ross Forman. The Chicago Force celebrates its 10th-anniversary season this spring, boasting its most talented and experienced team ever.
Read the full article from Windy City Times

2011 Press/Media Releases

Pigskins and Ponytails

Tales from the city’s only professional women’s football team. By Sydney Paul. Chicago Force featured in the Chicago Weekly.
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Berggren still a Force — but now in football

The Daily Herald spotlights one of the Chicago Force's very own.
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Chicago team Force-ing new gridiron perspective

The Columbia Chronicle features the Force in an article by Vanessa Morton.
Read the full article here.

Chicago Force win season opener 69-0 against Minnesota Machine

Chicago Force is highlighted in the Welles Park Bulldog, article by Michael Volpe.
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Chicago Force gears up for next season

Windy City Times article by Ross Forman. New league, same goal … welcome to the 2011 Chicago Force season, which kicks off Saturday, April 9, with the season- and home-opener against the Minnesota Machine.
Read the full article from Windy City Times

2010 Press/Media Releases

Katie Romano: Overcoming the odds

At 5'2" and 125 pounds, Katie Romano is the smallest player on the Chicago Force, perhaps the whole Independent Women's Football League ( IWFL ) . But that's hardly an issue to this 24-year-old who graduated from Bartlett High School in 2004 and still lives in the western suburb.
Read the full article from Windy City Times

e3 Radio Interviews the Force!

Join host Anna De Shawn as she talks with Force veterans Keesha Brooks and Kim Marks about women's sports, tackle football and the Chicago Force. Tune in to listen live Thursday May 20 at 10pm.
Go to www.e3radio.org.

Chicago Tribune: Part 1 of 6 - These women pay the price to play football

Chicago Force players spend hundreds, take their hits to make their competitive dreams come true.
Read the full story here.

Local coach to help guide women's national football team

An article by Brenda Young, written for RRSTAR.com.
Read the full story here.

Force Field

Eric Johnson writes about the Chicago Force in this Chicago Red Eye article.
Read the full story here.

WCRX 88.1 FM interview with GM/Owner Linda Bache on "The Process"

Listen to the full interview. Click the play button below.

TalkZone: 2Guys and a Mic interview Head Coach John Konecki

Head Coach John Konecki will be on National Radio Show, 2Guys and a Mic, Tuesday April 13. The show can heard here by clicking on the play button below.

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A Force to be reckoned with

The Chicago Force, a fierce all-female football team, is fired up and ready to tackle the upcoming season.
Read the full story here.

2008 Press/Media Releases

Katie Couric & the Chicago Force

All-Female Football League Members Give As Good As They Get
Watch the nationally aired segment here.

Comcast Sports Weekly

Comcast Network 100 featured the Chicago Force on their Sports Weekly program during championship week.
Watch the video segment here.

Hard-hitting football team is truly a Force for good

Chicago Tribune sports columnist, JOHN KASS, says this about the Chicago Force... "On this team, the quarterback can throw, and run. The defensive back returns kicks and doesn't demand a new contract. The outside linebacker doesn't hang on Rush Street and crash a Lamborghini. But she will run you down—and you won't like it."
The full article can be read here.

The Chicago Forced aired on Fox Chicago

Fox Chicago covers the women's tackle football team, the Chicago Force.
Watch all the videos.

Windy City Radio Interview with LB Pam Schaffrath

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TASK FORCE - Up Close with Chicago's women's football league

The Red Eye columnist, Michael Hines, features a full page article on the Chicago Force.
The full article can be read here.

IWFL Teams With Fanz-TV

The Independent Women's Football League is pleased to announce the league has partnered with Fanz-TV (a United Multi-Media Investments company) for the 2008 IWFL season. Fanz-TV will feature the IWFL Game of the Week as well as special presentations of play off games and the 2008 National Championship weekend.
The full story can be read here.

2007 Press/Media Releases

Chicago Tonight Interviews the Force

On June 21st, WTTW's show, Chicago Tonight, ran a segment on the Chicago Force. Christian Farr from the show, gave Chicago viewers a glimpse inside the team and tells us why these women love this hard-hitting game. Watch the full video here. Windows Media required.

190 North Interviews the Force

Watch ABC7's 190 North this weekend as Lou Canellis suits up with the Force. Show starts Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 10:35 p.m.

The Force and Chicago's On-Air Local News

Jill Carlson with Fox Sports News joined the Chicago Force for exclusive interviews and practice footage. The segment aired Saturday 6/23 at 9pm. Watch the full video here. Also in the news, Janet Davies and the 190 North Crew filmed a segment that is scheduled to air on July 15th at 10:35 p.m. on ABC7.

Sami Grisafe: On the Ball

June 20, 2007 - Read about this player and the Chicago Force in the Windy City Times article. See the full story.

May 13th CBS segment with Kristyn Hartman

Kristyn Hartman from CBS drops in on the Force. See the full story.

"North Park Graduates, Facilities Claim Close Ties to Chicago Women's Football Team"

CHICAGO, IL (March 29, 2007) – The Chicago Force, a women's tackle football team within the 32-team Independent Woman's Football League (IWFL), will play their home opener on May 19 at their new home - North Park University's Holmgren Athletic Complex....read more

2006 Press/Media Releases

"Women's football shows force"

Annie Kelly - Staff Writer of the Columbia Chronicle.
Some of the women play because they were never allowed to as kids. Others said it's because it pushes them more than any other sport...read more

"INSIDE" - Chicago's North side neighborhood paper features Lane Tech's mural of the Chicago Force.

Comcast Sports Network came out gameday June 24 and filmed a feature that appeared on that evening's sportscast. During pregame preperations to face the Kansas City Storm, Head Coach Jim Stahl, players, Linda Bache, Cynde Hafer, Keesha Brooks, and Christine Wheeler (Mom) stepped up to the microphone to let the national television audience know all about the Chicago Force.
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Chicago WBBM Channel 2 paid a visit to the Force for a television segment that appeared June 16. Sport's reporter Steven Bardo interviewed several members of the team including; Head Coach Jim Stahl, players Linda Bache, Tricia Charbonneau.The nationally televised story continues to spread the word about woman's tackle football while helping to establish a strong fan base for Chicago's entry into the IWFL.
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The Chicagoist - "May the Force Be With You"
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Chicago Force Does the Crushing
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Chicago Force in the studio with Mike North. Scroll down to 02/05 (that's how they designate May 2nd) and you'll find a photo of: Fred, Anne, George, Linda and Mike North.
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Chicago Force Listed in Crain's as Top 10 Things to Do this weekend...
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The Columbia Chronicle features photos of the Chicago Force in a shared photo essay of "extreme" athletes.
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Alderman Schulter Kicks Off the Chicago Force Women's Tackle Football Game
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