The Loop Sports Staff

The Loop Sports Editorial Staff

Founder, CEO – Patrick Flowers

Born and raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, Patrick developed an unwavering love for the Chicago White Sox. Patrick has written for various publications including FanSided and Baseball Essential covering the Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball and the Chicago Blackhawks, and has been featured on FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and The Cauldron by Sports Illustrated. Follow on Twitter: @pflowersTLS

Chief Business Officer –  Owen Schoenfeld

Owen Schoenfeld is a junior at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He is a lifelong White Sox fan and has been writing about the team for over two years. He now writes about the big league club for The Loop Sports. His work has been regularly featured on FanSided, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated. Owen also writes about Chicago’s farm system at the blog FutureSox. Follow on Twitter: @The_Xsport

Director of Digital Content –  Anders Johanson

Anders has been blogging about baseball on and off for the better part of the last ten years. He will occasionally roll a Strat-O-Matic game or two and is admittedly a bit of a scorecard junkie. Anders has spent time covering the Chicago White Sox most recently for the Fansided Network, and is the co-host of the Word on 35th Street Podcast, along with fellow host Owen Schoenfeld. Follow on Twitter: @acjohanson

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Lead Blackhawks Writer – Nick Petrusevski

Nick is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and passionate about everything Chicago sports (except the Cubs). Nick is the Lead Writer for the Blackhawks. He has run his own website, been featured on Bleacher Report, and tried to sell his soul on eBay (which he hasn’t gotten back). He hopes to one day see his beloved Bears win the Super Bowl and is still trying to figure out why Jay Cutler gets so much hate. Follow on Twitter:@TLS_Petrusevski


Co-Editor-in-Chief, Lead White Sox Writer-  David Wildman 

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago left David bleeding White Sox    silver and black for his entire life, he’s also passionate about the Bulls and Bears. David is a physical education major at Illinois State University, and serves as White Sox Lead Writer here at The Loop Sports, as well as editor. David also covers some other teams in the Chicagoland sports landscape.         Follow on Twitter: @David_Wildman88

Editor, Featured Columnist – Eli Hershkovich

Eli is a Producer at WSCR 670 The Score in Chicago, as well as the host of “Hersh on Hoops,”a podcast on college basketball programs in Illinois. He also writes about college hoops at among other sites. Eli is an Editor and a Featured Columnist at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @EliHershkovich

Ethan LevyEthan Levy – Editor, Bulls Lead Writer                                                                                   
A Hyde Park native, Ethan has been a passionate Bulls, Bears and White Sox fan his entire life. He just recently graduated from Georgetown University with a Government major, and serves as Bulls Lead Writer for The Loop Sports. He’s thrilled to be apart of the TLS team.                    Follow on Twitter: @TLS_Ethan          

The Loop Sports Lead Writers

Austin Bloomberg – Cubs 

I often have thoughts. Sometimes I write about them. I’m constantly grappling with spirituality, my innate privileges as a white male, and how to best fight for social justice. I like beer. I love my partner Tulia (and our two adorable kitties). Chicago has stolen my heart. And I’m obsessed with the Cubs. Follow on Twitter: @TLS_Austin
James Fox – Bears 
James Fox is a Senior Writer for The Loop Sports covering the Bears, Bulls, White Sox and Draft related content. James also covers the White Sox farm system for FutureSox. James is a Special Education Teacher and he coaches Junior High School Track and Field as well as High School Football. Follow on Twitter: @JamesFox917
 Dan DeYoung – Fire 
Dan’s a die hard Bears fan who grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Dan made the bold decision to head north and live in Packer country so he can attend Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he plays on the football team. Dan  specializes in writing about the Chicago Bears  and the NFL Draft, but will always make time to watch the White Sox. Dan also serves as the Lead Writer for the Chicago Fire
Follow on Twitter:@DanDeYoung80

The Loop Sports Staff Writers, Contributors

Donald Kane

Junior at Guerin Catholic High School. Avid fan of all things sports related. Favorite teams are Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers. Follow on Twitter: @_donaldkane

Kedar Raman

Kedar is a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports, covering mainly the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He has been a lifelong Chicago fan and is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin. Follow on Twitter: @kedaraman

Nikhil Sriram

Nikhil attends Fremd High School where he is a sports editor for the Viking Logue. Having lived in the Chicagoland area his whole life, Nikhil has always been surrounded by Chicago sports. He is a huge fan of all things basketball and has been watching the Bulls for a very long time. Follow on Twitter: @nikhilsriram14
Griffin Meadors
Griffin covers the Chicago White Sox here at The Loop Sports. Griffin is currently a student at Iowa State University. He has loved baseball for as long as he can remember, and has supported the White Sox through the good, the bad and the ugly. He has written at Baseball Essential and his own blog, Baseball and All That Jazz. Follow on Twitter: @G_Meadors05

Advay Mahajan

A senior at Fremd High School, Advay has been a huge fan of all sports since his childhood, playing sports like hockey, soccer, and tennis and supporting teams like the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, and the Lakers. Advay covers the Chicago Blackhawks here at The Loop Sports. He hopes to continue this sports interest in college and aspires to cover sports for whatever college he attends. 

Dominic Partipilo

Dominic Partipilo is a Mathematics/Statistics student at Northern Illinois University. He’s a lifelong baseball fan who’s fascinated by the recent growth of baseball analytics. He’s been infatuated with the White Sox for as long as he can remember, and he’s written in recreational about them occasionally throughout the past few years. Dominic will be a White Sox contributor here at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @WhiteSoxDom

Christopher O’NeilChristopher graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in journalism in 2012. When he is not writing, talking, or watching sports, he is a professional bowler and owner of his own company. He also is starting a fantasy sports company. Christopher covers the Chicago Cubs here at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @cjoneil88

Jack Soble

Jack is a junior at New Trier High School from the great town of Glencoe, Illinois, where he has been growing up a White Sox fan in Cubs country. He is a professional believer that this will be the Bears’ year and after starting out as an Intern, Jack is covering the Bears and White Sox as a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @JS_92_
Sean WilliamsSean was born and raised in Westmont, Illinois where he grew up a White Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks fan. he’s been passionate for all sports for as long as he can remember, but baseball holds a special place in his heart. Current Nursing student at Chamberlain University in Phoenix, and Staff Writer at The Loop Sports. “2005 was the best year of my life.” Follow on Twitter: @SeanW1754