Mike Mulligan

mike mulligan Mike MulliganThe son of immigrants raised on the South Side, WSCR morning man Mike Mulligan has worked the Chicago sports scene since getting his first job answering phones in the Sun-Times sports department in 1982.
Legendary High School sports editor Taylor Bell trained Mulligan as a reporters and writer and assigned him his first story which appeared in the newspaper while he was a sophomore at Loyola University in 1983.

A former paperboy who delivered the Sun-Times and Tribune in the morning and the Daily News and Chicago Today in the afternoon, Mulligan worked every job imaginable in the Sun-Times Sports department. From editorial assistant to high schools to small college beat reporter, he also backed up every major sports beat and spent a year as an enterprise feature writer before finally landing as a full-time beat writer covering the Chicago Bulls during their first three championships with Michael Jordan.

Mulligan moved to the Bears beat, covering Dave Wannstedt’s second full season as coach, and eventually moving into the NFL columnist job a few years later. He still covers football for the Chicago Tribune.
Mulligan’s radio broadcasting stops have included stints at 1-on-1 sports radio network, Sporting News Radio, ESPN and, of course, WSCR-670 The Score where he has teamed with fellow sportswriter Brian Hanley since 2005.

An award-winning journalist who has covered six NBA Finals, 16 Super Bowls and one World Cup Final, he also received a local Emmy for his television commentary on Fox Kickoff Sunday and worked the final season as a panelist on the legendary “Sportswriters on TV,’’ show.

Mulligan lives in the Northern suburbs with his wife, Christina, and their three children: Caitlyn, John and Mary

Lovie Smith.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Source: Lovie Smith Interviews With USC

Lovie Smith may be looking at a return to the college ranks.

670 The Score–10/14/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mully: Without Plan B, Cutler Holds All The Cards

By Mike Mulligan- Marc Trestman’s arrival is supposed to signal a new era of responsibility and accountability for Jay Cutler. If we understand the plan correctly, the relationship between coach and quarterback will determine Cutler’s [...]

CBS Chicago–08/07/2013

Chicago Bears Helmet

Mully: First Order Of Business For Emery? Define His Role

Somewhere on his to-do list, between picking up the dry cleaning and packing extra wool socks, new Bears general manager Phil Emery can cross off one item right now. Forget about cleaning house. Maybe next spring for that one.

670 The Score–01/30/2012

Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo

Mully: Injuries Expose Flawed Roster

The Bears margin for error this season was always microscopic. Now it’s that way in game plans, too.

670 The Score–12/14/2011

Injured starting quarterback Jay Cutler walks the sideline to speak to his replacement Caleb Hanie. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mully: The Quarterback Carousel

The NFL’s wild quarterback-go-round often seems as much a game of chance as anything a Las Vegas casino can offer.

670 The Score–11/30/2011

Caleb Hanie

Mully: Can Hanie Win Confidence Game?

Is Caleb Hanie devoid of doubt? Can he step in for Jay Cutler and help win a minimum three of the final six games, probably all the Bears need for a playoff appearance?

670 The Score–11/23/2011

Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Charles Tillman

Mully: Bears Can Win With Defense

Super Bowl runs are like great comedy. It all comes down to timing.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

Matt Forte. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mully: Bears Much Different Since Lackluster Loss To Lions

Now that Lovie Smith has exacted sweet revenge on bookmakers and prognosticators bold enough to make his team an eight-point underdog in Philadelphia, it’s time for the Bears to wreak vengeance on the upstart Lions, a team foolish enough to beat the Bears by 11 points a mere month ago.

670 The Score–11/09/2011

Mully: Cool Hand Lovie…

Cool Smith needs all of his resolve to steer Bears clear of stormy waters..read the full story at the link below http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1019-mulligan-bears-nfl-chicago–20111019,0,2592244.column

670 The Score–10/19/2011

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler looks down after being hit while throwing a pass during the first half of the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mully: Cutler of no use to Bears now…

  If they can’t figure out how to give QB support and plan he deserves, they should trade him….to read the full story click on the link below… http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1012-mulligan-bears-chicago–20111012,0,2174974.story

670 The Score–10/12/2011

Chris Harris

Mully: Safety first, anyone?

Coping with Manning departure and Harris injury, Bears secondary in sorry shape…The Bears‘ incessant safety dance has created more headaches than a bad ’80s song on loop play. The problem seemed to have been solved [...]

670 The Score–10/05/2011

Johnny Knox

MULLY: Bears Struggling with Returning Kickoffs

By Mike Mulligan Lovie Smith doesn’t like to reveal trade secrets, but his formula for success is hardly confidential. The man isn’t making Coca-Cola or a crabby patty, so his recipe has been on display: [...]

670 The Score–09/28/2011

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Mully Mondays: LIVE Bears Chat

Mike Mulligan answers your Bears questions after yesterday’s loss to the Packers.

670 The Score–09/26/2011

Olin Kreutz. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kreutz: ‘I gave The Bears Everything I Had’

670 The Score’s Mike Mulligan caught up with former Bears captain Olin Kreutz for an exclusive interview after the Saints 30-13 win Sunday.

670 The Score–09/19/2011

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) gets past Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher (54) and Ricky Henry (69) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

How many is too many D-lineman for the Bears?

Rod Marinelli has never met a defensive lineman he didn’t like.  That’s a scary thought with the Bears heading into their third preseason game minus two such players projected to be on the roster.  DT [...]

670 The Score–08/26/2011