Archive for June 2010

Three Great Mysteries of the Chicago Off Season

The college basketball off season is nearing its midway point and there are still a lot of unsolved mysteries in the college basketball world. Coaches, players and schedules are all still trying to settle themselves as the season approaches. While there is a lot of exciting news coming out, more on some of those later... Read more »

News and Notes

I’ve been away, but I’ve been collecting some links to news and notes that might be interesting to fans of Chicago college basketball. Of course I’ve also been waiting for Chicago State to announce a new head men’s basketball coach, but at this point that’s like hoping for a sunny day. The coaching search is... Read more »

Nate Rogers transferring to UMKC

Last season Nate Rogers walked onto the DePaul basketball team and had himself quite a year. He won the Dunk Contest at Midnight Madness and then appeared in 20 games in Jerry Wainwright’s discombobulated rotation.  The transition to Oliver Purnell, and the strong incoming class of recruits, seems to have pushed Rogers towards going somewhere... Read more »

A Nebraska basketball primer

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are known for the Triple Option, Tommy Frazier, the Blackshirts and Tom Osborne. Last time I checked those were all football references. What about the basketball team? Is there anything there? With Nebraska joining Northwestern as the other ‘NU’ in the Big Ten shortly here’s a quick primer on the Cornhuskers’ basketball... Read more »

UIC to play Pittsburgh in Coaches vs. Cancer

Apparently I’ll get to have some conversations with the people at Eye of a Panther and/or Pitt Blather before the Big East season begins. That’s because the UIC Flames have an opening round opponent in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and it’s a doozy.  The Flames are going to open up against Jamie Dixon’s Pitt... Read more »

Mac Koshwal looking for an NBA chance

The NBA Draft is right around the corner and former DePaul Blue Demon Mac Koshwal is still looking for his chance. Koshwal has worked out for a number of teams including Washington, Memphis, Minnesota and Sacramento. On Friday his workouts will likely conclude during the final day of the New Jersey Nets’ super-workout days. Scouts... Read more »

The nasty side of NLIs

National Letter of Intents are one of the worst things in the college basketball universe. At no time is that more evident than during the spring recruiting season. Teenagers are asked to essentially sign control of the next four years of their life away for the chance at a basketball scholarship at a major university.... Read more »

DePaul offers statement on Walter Pitchford

The DePaul Blue Demons offered a statement today on Walter Pitchford. The 6’9″ forward/center is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan now through Richmond, Indiana and has been rumored to be looking to get out of his National Letter of Intent. Apparently that’s not going to happen, at least not right now. The official statement in... Read more »