Archive for May 2009

Coming and going - Northwestern

This is the first in a series of posts about the players leaving and joining Chicago’s college basketball teams. Obviously, for some schools, like DePaul, it will still be awhile before the final hit to the roster is established. For Northwestern though, it is a pretty clear cut case. Players coming: Drew Crawford (photo) –... Read more »

Expansion of Big Ten is bad for basketball

Penn State’s Joe Paterno (right) would like the Big Ten to expand to add an Eastern team such as Pittsburgh, Syracuse or Rutgers. He wants to do that because it would help the football programs. Adding a 12th team to the Big Ten would allow the conference to host a football championship game. It would... Read more »

Chicago's Big 5

The metro area of Chicago isn’t considered a hot bed for college basketball. When people think about college basketball they think the North Carolina research triangle or Philadelphia. What do those areas have that Chicago lacks? Strong local rivalries. When two Chicago teams played last season there was a dramatic increase in excitement. When DePaul... Read more »

Welcome to Chicago College Basketball

Chicago College Basketball is the best place for news and analysis about the five NCAA Division I basketball teams in Chicago. The coverage is spread out equally among Northwestern, DePaul, UIC (Illinois-Chicago), Loyola-Chicago and Chicago State. Right now, because we’re in the college basketball offseason, you’ll see a lot on this site about the upcoming... Read more »