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Video: Making a Wilson basketball

From time to time I get marketing emails with ideas for blog posts. To be honest, most are terrible. This afternoon though I got an email from Wilson Sporting Goods Co. They’re based in Chicago and they’ve got a cool new video about the making of an official NCAA approved Wilson basketball. They’ve whittled the... Read more »

Carmody should stay at Northwestern

It’s amazing to me that Bill Carmody and Pat Fitzgerald, though they coach at the same school can elicit such different reactions in the fan base. Maybe it’s because Fitzgerald is a Northwestern alum and a former All-American and Carmody is a guy who used to coach at Princeton that says funny things and is... Read more »

Chicago Invitational presents intriguing match ups

While Northwestern is off until Sunday, Nov. 28 and DePaul is off playing in Anaheim, Calif., there are still some games that are going to be worth watching on Friday and Saturday in Chicago. The Chicago Invitational is back for a fifth season and it features some very talented teams in the top tier of the tournament. ... Read more »

UIC upsets Rhode Island

UIC got a big victory today when Howard Moore’s team knocked off Rhode Island in the 2K Sports Coach vs. Cancer Classic. The Rams should be a competitive team in the Atlantic 10 this season, so this is the first marquee victory of Moore’s tenure. Ken Pomeroy gave UIC just a 16 percent chance of... Read more »

Five non-traditional basketball courts

The opening tip and some jump shots might get caught in the skeleton of this Frank Gehry wonder, but it'd do a lot to raise the profile of the game.
You might not have heard, but Northwestern and Illinois are going to play a football game at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, this afternoon. Also, Michigan State has proposed to play a basketball double-header on an aircraft carrier for Veterans Day (Nov. 11, 2011) next season. Both of these ideas are non-traditional to... Read more »

Big Ten Round-Up - Thursday, Nov. 18

An expanded of this post will appear on Rush the Court each Tuesday – and the Purdue fans that read that site already love me thanks to my season preview – but since I don’t have one due until November 23 I thought I’d post the first one here. Big Ten Power Rankings: Ohio State... Read more »

Over/Under with Ken Pomeroy's Predictions

The official Ken Pomeroy predictions are out for this season and thus it’s time to play over/under with the win predictions – overall and in conference – for the five Chicago teams. Also, I’m including the “Easiest Game” and “Tough Game” of the season in the capsules, because I think it’s amusing to look at... Read more »

Illinois opens season tonight, good luck watching it

Illinois opens the season tonight with a game against UC Irvine. Yes, this is the same UC Irvine team that lost to Concordia University in its exhibition game. Let’s just say that I’m not expecting much from the Anteaters in this game, but I am happy that basketball is back. Now here’s the tricky part.... Read more »

Three Thoughts - Loyola vs. Robert Morris

Loyola defeated Robert Morris 88-71 in Alumni Gym on Saturday night. It was the Ramblers’ only exhibition contest of the 2010-11 season. It was also the final basketball game in the gym’s history. Loyola started hot and led 47-27 at the end of the first half, but the Ramblers struggled a bit in the second half. Check... Read more »

Bill Carmody speaks up at Big Ten Media Day

The transcript of the coach interviews at Big Ten Media Day, which was on Thursday, are available online on the Big Ten’s website. I took the time to parse through what Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody said and pull out what I thought would impact the team this season. For instance, Carmody said this about... Read more »
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