Tag: Andy Polka

Loyola vs. Robert Morris - Photo-Gallery

Loyola finished off a sloppy second half to defeat Robert Morris 88-71 in its only exhibition game of the season. The Ramblers have some work to do before Friday’s game against Eastern Kentucky, but it was nice for the team to get a game under its belt. It was also the final game at Alumni... Read more »

Loyola Season Epilogue

Courtney Stanley was one of two points guards for Loyola this season. It’s been said that the point guard is the pulse of the team. Well, if that is the case than Loyola had two hearts during the entire 2009-10 season. The Ramblers never decided if Terrance Hill or Courtney Stanley was the team’s lead... Read more »

Loyola and UIC prepared to right the ship

Jeremy Buttell (here shooting over Loyola’s Geoff McCammon) and the UIC Flames have a tough game tonight against Cleveland State. Loyola’s Andy Polka and UIC’s Jeremy Buttell wrote all the right things in their blog posts over at the Chicago Tribune’s Players Only blog. Both teams are struggling near the bottom of the Horizon League... Read more »

Butler dodges Loyola at Gentile Center

Terrance Hill scored 12 points for the Ramblers against Butler, but his shot in the final seconds didn’t go down. Loyola head coach Jim Whitesell swore he saw the ball going in. The shooter, Terrance Hill, thought it was good. Jordan Hicks even got a second opportunity to tip it in. But the ball didn’t... Read more »

Mid-Season All-Chicago College Basketball Team

This is the Chicago College Basketball Mid-Season team as selected by me. The toughest spot to pick was the second guard spot next to Northwestern’s Michael Thompson. (I think he’s the Player of the Year thus far this season.) Agree or disagree with the selections? Did I leave someone out? Let me know in the... Read more »

Photos from Loyola vs. Albany

The Loyola Ramblers defeated Albany on Tuesday to move to 9-2 on the season. Chicago College Basketball was there and took these photos at the game.

Loyola beats San Francisco in another nail-biter

Geoff McCammon led the Ramblers with 19 points on Saturday. Loyola defeated San Francisco 66-63 in another close game for the Ramblers. It was the fourth game this season for Loyola that was decided by five points or less.  For the Ramblers what has to be the frustrating part of the evening was that they... Read more »

Loyola plus-minus in 5 key games

Marcus Thomas leads all Ramblers in plus-minus in the five games that were studied. He’s at +33. The Loyola Ramblers have played six games this season. Five of them should have been close – excluding the game at Kansas State in a season opener against a Big 12 school, four actually were. Those five games... Read more »

Loyola's fabulous five defeat Western Michigan

The final five that finished the game out for Loyola on Monday. While Andy Polka, Terrance Hill, Aric Van Weelden, Marcus Thomas and Walt Gibler are never going to be confused with the famous Michigan quintet of the 1990’s, the Ramblers five were quite fabulous as they carried Loyola to a critical early season victory... Read more »

Ramblers rout Canisius

The steadying hand of senior Andy Polka helped guide Loyola to a victory in its home opener. Polka had a double-double. Loyola (Ill.) got off to a great start in the home portion of their schedule with an 89-69 victory over MAAC opponent Canisius (0-1) on Tuesday night. The Ramblers had five players in double... Read more »