Football fans, learn the history of the Chicago Bears at SXU

Saint Xavier University will host “The History of the Chicago Bears,” a multimedia presentation by author, website manager, and devoted Bears fan Roy Taylor on Wed., Sept. 12.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. This event is free and open to the public.

Taylor attended his first Bears game with his father in 1979 and became a dedicated fan. He created the Chicago Bears History website, www.bearshistory.com, in 2000. He also published a book titled “Chicago Bears History” in 2004.

Taylor said he began surfing the Internet in 1997 and found little information about his favorite Bears players, such as Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, and Neal Anderson. His Chicago Bears History website was born as part of a class project when he was pursuing his master’s degree in information technology and management from Illinois Institute of Technology.

“I knew nothing about HTML or web design or really how a PC worked at the time, but downloaded an AOL web page generator anyway,” he said. “I dropped a photo of Neal Anderson onto a gray background, named the page “Roy’s Bears Page” and dreamed of what might be.”

For more information, contact Dave Kohut at (773) 298-3355 or kohut@sxu.edu.