Rick became a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1995.
At the time of his departure from Sports Illustrated, Rick was a Senior Editor.
Rick was named 2006 Illinois Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Rick played football for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
In 1967, Rick graduated from Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois.