The 3@3: The Ricketts, the Reader and the remaking of college football

May 23, 2012

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Today on the 3@3, A.V. Club's Marcus Gilmer and Redeye's Ernest Wilkins talk with host Steve Edwards about the news of the day.

The topics include:

Steve Edwards: The deal is done. The Sun-Times is going to buy the Reader. What does that mean for local journalism?

Marcus Gilmer: Tom Ricketts and the Ricketts family are still feeling the heat after the super PAC story came out last week. Ricketts is now on a tour of African-American alderman trying to get their blessing for Wrigley renovations. The Chicago Tribune says "Time for a change?"

Ernest Wilkins: It seems like every college football program has switched conferences this year. The feel is that more and more conferences are trying to be competitive by creating postseason games and playoffs. Will college football soon change for the better? or worse?