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Piecing together another challenging Chicago State non-con slate

Chicago State has established quite a tradition of filling out its non-conference schedule with some of the most reputable programs in men’s hoops. And why not? Big schools pay big bucks for what could be considered easy wins, and the Cougars seem more than eager to cash the checks — a practice not uncommon among... Read more »

Northwestern unveils non-conference schedule

Northwestern unveils non-conference schedule
The Wildcats pulled the wraps off their non-conference basketball schedule today for the 2011-2012 season. After an exhibition against Robert-Morris, NU completes its home-and-home against UT-Pan American (NU won 77-71 won last season) in its Nov. 13 home-opener. Next comes the Charleston Classic with a guaranteed game against LSU and possible games against Georgia Tech,... Read more »

UIC's Dorian Tyler and DePaul's Donnavan Kirk to tour Europe together

UIC announced yesterday that senior 6-9 center Dorian Tyler will be traveling to Belgium, Germany and London with a Global Sports Academy team coached by Rider associate head coach Kevin Baggett. That was cool, but not big news. Cooler was DePaul’s announcement today that Miami transfer Donnavan Kirk was just added to the same team.... Read more »
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Former Arizona Wildcat fills last Loyola assistant coach spot

Former Arizona Wildcat fills last Loyola assistant coach spot
Loyola hasn’t sent out the official word yet, but as blogger Joe Dlugosz tweeted yesterday from the Loyola Athletic Department golf outing, former Arizona phenom Jason Gardner is the final piece of the Loyola coaching staff. Indianapolis Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep confirmed the news. Gardner is a native of Indianapolis where he led North Central... Read more »

Prized DePaul freshman Shane Larkin leaving town

Prized DePaul freshman Shane Larkin leaving town
Put away those Barry Larkin baseball cards that you were waiting to get signed at the Allstate Arena this year. In a stunning turn of events, DePaul announced less than an hour ago that Shane Larkin, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, a top recruit from Florida and the future of the DePaul... Read more »

Northwestern looking for, getting publicity over court re-design

Northwestern looking for, getting publicity over court re-design
Nick Brilowski, NU SID, and everyone over at Northwestern is looking pretty slick this week as their court re-design vote has created quite the hubbub. The school announced Monday that they were considering four different designs for Welsh-Ryan Arena’s basketball court including a Boise State-esque all-purple treatment (see above) that has everyone talking. You can... Read more »
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Where does Humes fit in at UIC?

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Hayden Humes, a native of Valparaiso and former Toledo Rocket, and the Flames received great news yesterday when the NCAA ruled that Humes could immediately begin playing for UIC. Academically a sophomore that sat out his freshman season with a torn ACL, Humes will retain three years of eligibility with the Flames — more great... Read more »

Need to talk college bball smack, but don't watch college bball? Statsheet has you covered

StatSheet, a giant online compedium of college football, major league baseball, and, primarily, college basketball scores, stats and data has been a leader in automated sports content recently. The giant even has dedicated content bureaus with unique stories and websites for every D-I basketball team (here’s DePaul’s), but I found one of their latest features... Read more »

Blue Demons part of deep-pocketed overseas class

With DePaul’s France trip quickly approaching, the team’s six remaining pre-trip practice days (out of 10 total) are scheduled to be used sometime in early August before the team departs O’Hare airport Thursday, August 11. In addition to the expenses involved, the NCAA, for some reason, only allows teams to travel abroad once every four... Read more »
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Talking Big East Realignment

Because he can, and because he, for some reason, has his own website with a blog, Rick Pitino proposed re-aligning the Big East last week into two divisions. Pitino is understandably upset at the Cardinal’s hard-luck schedule for the 2011-2012 season which includes two meetings against pre-season favorite Syracuse and two games against Pitt in... Read more »