This week's links contain a lot about Northwestern. It just so happens that a lot of people wanted to talk about the Wildcats this week. Next week at this time all the schools will be practicing, so hopefully there will be a more balanced amount of information available.
- Drew Crawford is playing at Northwestern this season, but his father Danny - an NBA referee - is working local games in Naperville during the league's lockout.
- A picture is sometimes worth 1,000 words - here's the Northwestern men's basketball team. Do they look ready to go to the NCAA's?
- Morton O. Schapiro was inaugurated as Northwestern president last week. He's a big sports fan, he knows all five of the NCAA DI teams that haven't been to the NCAA Tournament.
- Northwestern also added a walk-on to the roster. WildcatReport breaks down Reggie Hearn.
- Jacob Kagel at Basketball 24-7 writes about why he thinks this will be Northwestern's year.
- UM Hoops.com has been taking a look around the Big Ten. Last week they covered the Wildcats with some help from Lake the Posts. If Northwestern really goes 19-10 (9-9) people will be dancing in the streets in Evanston.
Other Chicago schools:
- Chicago State has a press release up about Carl Montgomery being honored by Lindy's. It has some nice quotes from head coach Benjy Taylor.
- Andy Katz chimes in with his opinions about Jerry Wainwright's situation in DePaul.
- CBS's Jeff Goodman completely ignores DePaul's existence in his Big East preview except to pick the Blue Demons 16th in conference.
- Loyola is hosting Midnight Madness on October 16. More information about DePaul's event is supposed to come out on Monday.
- If you're an ESPN Insider definitely read Jay Bilas' take on the new rules. The best is the fact that butter and cream cheese have been banned from the bagel spreads. What?
- Gary Parrish calls out coaches and administrators for their see-through tactic of giving extensions during prime recruiting time.