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David Haugh

Columnist Chicago Tribune

David Haugh is a North Judson, Ind., native who played football at Ball State University and graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. He earned a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His first job was covering Notre Dame football at the South Bend Tribune, where he spent 10 years -- the last eight as sports columnist. He came to the Chicago Tribune in 2003 and spent two years as the Bears beat writer, two as an enterprise writer and three as the Bears columnist. Since 2009, he has written In the Wake of the News as the Tribune’s sports columnist. His wife, Allison, is a yoga instructor, and they have a son, Blair, and two dogs.

Recent Articles

  • Blackhawks lose to the Ducks in the cruelest fashion

    Blackhawks lose to the Ducks in the cruelest fashion

    Nobody in a sparse Blackhawks dressing room said it. Nobody in a white Indian-head sweater would dare show it. But any veteran observer of Chicago sports sensed it Monday night at Honda Center, from the hushed tones of player comments to the heavy vibe hanging in the empty stalls. This was the...

  • Chicago Blackhawks' stars come out in time

    Chicago Blackhawks' stars come out in time

    Before the Blackhawks put their planets back in alignment with a wild 5-4 overtime victory Saturday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, their hopes of a hockey dynasty teetered on the edge in 37 seconds of the third period at the United Center. Chicago had won a Stanley Cup title in a shorter...

  • Chicago's Joel Quenneville makes questionable changes for Game 3

    Chicago's Joel Quenneville makes questionable changes for Game 3

    Any chance that momentum made the trip home from California with the Blackhawks disappeared Thursday night when Coach Joel Quenneville tried to fix what wasn't broken. Perhaps other technical explanations exist for why the Ducks beat the Blackhawks, 2-1, in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals,...

  • Blackhawks season ends with heartbreak for city of Chicago

    Blackhawks season ends with heartbreak for city of Chicago

    At 10:10 p.m. CDT Sunday night, Chicago shook its fist at fate, cursed the Kings and slowly started to face reality that will take all summer to sink in. BREAKING NEWS: Hearts all over town broke watching the Blackhawks lose, 5-4, in overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. There will...

  • Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game 5 at the United Center trailing 4-3, they did...

  • Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4

    Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4

    For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land. At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen halfway between Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin...

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews needs teammates to play like champions

    Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews needs teammates to play like champions

    Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf but perhaps the ultimate team sport in which everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs. One man can only do so much. And Jonathan Toews did all he could Saturday night...

  • For Blackhawks, series against Kings takes dramatic turn

    For Blackhawks, series against Kings takes dramatic turn

    In one stunning 5-minute 50-second span Wednesday night at the United Center, confidence quickly became a concern for the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Kings assumed command of the Western Conference finals. The impact of that flurry could last much longer. This was no way for the Blackhawks to prove...

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