Archive for April 2011

Another silly NCAA rule

John Shurna is testing the NBA waters right now, but he might be the last Northwestern player to ever do so. Why? Because today the NCAA passed another rule that benefits the coaches and not the student-athlete. The NCAA has moved the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft and come back to school up... Read more »

Goodbye, thank you, and good luck

This post is a little long-winded after the jump, but it’s broken up into four pieces: The Beginning The Middle The End The Thank Yous I think you can probably gather what that all means, but for the full story please check what’s up after the jump. Be sure to check out Big Apple Buckets... Read more »

Chicago attendance figures

The official attendance figures are out for men’s college basketball last season across the NCAA’s three divisions. Here are the relevant facts and figures for the Chicago schools: No Chicago area team finished in the Top 50 nationally in attendance. Though Illinois did finish 10th with 15,851 fans per game. DePaul finished 67th nationally in... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Leaders and Wrap Up

When I started this little exercise I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to go. Basically I just wanted to see how WhatIfSports engine did with simulations and also get a feel for the tournament. The 10 games that were played didn’t include too many buzzer beaters, but it seems like part of that... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 5

The final day of the Chicago 5 Tournament features the game of the tournament and one final local battle.  Loyola went to the Jones Convocation Center, but Chicago State still wasn’t able to pull out it’s first victory. Once again the Ramblers had four players in double-figures as Geoff McCammon scored 16, Walt Gibler 10 and... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 4

Day four of the Chicago 5 features a reversal of a game that was played during the 2010-11 season and a low-scoring, grind-it-out affair that just didn’t capitalize on its upset potential. Howard Moore managed to baffle Big Ten foe Illinois when UIC played the Illini at the United Center this season. He did the... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 3

The Chicago 5’s third day of simulations brings us one game that was supposed to happen this season and didn’t plus an intriguing matchup that should happen soon.  UIC and Chicago State were originally scheduled to play in 2010-11, but when Tracy Dildy left the Flames to become the new head coach of the Cougars... Read more »

Bizoukas transferring from DePaul

When you do a great job recruiting as a new head coach there is going to be some roster attrition. Right now DePaul is going through that process. As Lindsey Willhite pointed out yesterday, the Blue Demons have to find a few more scholarships for their incoming recruits. Well, one reportedly opened up today with... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 2

Day two of the tournament brings us Northwestern’s first appearance, versus Chicago State, and UIC playing DePaul. The Wildcats welcomed the Cougars to Welsh-Ryan Arena and even though things were interesting for awhile Northwestern pulled out a 73-58 victory. Michael Thompson scored a game-high 21 points and John Shurna scored 13 points and grabbed seven... Read more »

Congrats to Mitch Henderson

Northwestern assistant coach Mitch Henderson has been named the new head coach at Princeton University. He replaces Sydney Johnson who left the Tigers for a job with Fairfield earlier this spring. Henderson was a star at Princeton during his playing days and has spent the past 11 seasons learning under Bill Carmody. “I am pleased... Read more »