Archive for May 2010

Random Notes from the Tweet Up

The ChicagoNow Tweet Up last night was a lot of fun. I got to meet a number of cool bloggers and talk about the site. Some of the highlights from the night: –Alex Quigley asked me to predict next year’s Final Four last night. I said that it’ll be Duke, Purdue, Michigan State and Kentucky.... Read more »

ChicagoNow Tweet Up Tonight

I know this is late notice, but if you want to talk college basketball tonight, ChicagoNow is holding a Tweet Up at English, which is at 444 N. LaSalle St. It’s at 6 p.m. and you can find more details here. I’ll also be attending Blogs With Balls, so if you’re going to that you... Read more »

My take on DePaul in the Big East Roundtable

The St. John’s blog East Coast Bias is a running a roundtable of Big East Bloggers this summer and early fall. 13 Big East basketball bloggers have agreed to participate and I think there is going to be some great information shared that will help keep everyone up to date on the other teams in the... Read more »
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Loyola and the case of too many subs

I’ll get to the news post later, since there has been quite a bit of it, but first this post needed to be taken out of “Drafts.” It is the third post in my series about Depth Ratio. Check out the rest about DePaul and Northwestern. Courtney Stanley needs to be ready to play more... Read more »

Attendance in Chicago

There will be another news post on Tuesday, but first I wanted to talk a little bit about attendance. Last week the NCAA released the attendance numbers for all of the college basketball programs in the country and there were some interesting things to note concerning college basketball in Chicago. First the raw numbers: DePaul... Read more »

Catching up on the news

There has been a ton of news lately. So this is a link roundup of everything that’s come out over the past few days including the Big Ten / ACC Challenge, coaching situations, recruiting (DePaul and Loyola), and a Dar Tucker sighting. Georgia Tech is coming to Welsh-Ryan Arena – The ACC / Big Ten... Read more »
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NBA Deadline did Northwestern no favors

The deadline for players to declare for the NBA Draft was this past weekend and it didn’t help Northwestern one bit. None of the Wildcats were threats to go pro, none even declared for the draft, but many of the top players in the Big Ten did. And while Evan Turner made the all too... Read more »

Chicago schools struggling in recruiting

Every area school besides UIC still has scholarships that could be filled for the 2010-2011 basketball season, but it seems like many are struggling on the recruiting trail. Northwestern has had a number of high profile near misses and recently it was announced that Loyola had missed out on a player that could’ve helped inside... Read more »

Paul Carter reportedly heading to UIC

I can’t believe I missed this, but the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Twitter on Tuesday that it looks like UIC will be the final destination for Paul Carter. The Flames are applying for a waiver so that Carter can play for the Flames immediately. Since he’d be taking graduate classes and has a hardship reason... Read more »
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Depth Ratio and the indecisiveness of DePaul

This is the second part of a series on depth ratio and the Chicago schools. More about the statistic can be found at The Only Colors, also check out the first post in the series about Northwestern. DePaul under Jerry Wainwright is unique in this series because it is the only school in which more... Read more »