Tag: Jim Whitesell

Chicago Recruiting Round-Up

Now that most of the schools have their Letters of Intent in hand you’re seeing releases about most of the big prospects. While the very big prospects like Dai-jon Parker and Mike Shaw signed with other schools (Vanderbilt and Illinois respectively) these young men are expected to help schools in the future. Here’s a quick... 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 »

Loyola and the case of too many subs

I’ll get to the news post later, since there has been quite a bit of it, but first this post needed to be taken out of “Drafts.” It is the third post in my series about Depth Ratio. Check out the rest about DePaul and Northwestern. Courtney Stanley needs to be ready to play more... Read more »

Evaluating the coaching job of Chicago's head men

It appears as though everyone besides the coaches at DePaul are going to be retained and given a shot to make a difference next season. Thus, I’m going to post my evaluations of each of their performances here. Some of these coaches haven’t coached in a game in almost a month, but each should already... Read more »

Butler and the Horizon League

Butler is good for the Horizon League. There I said it. Something that fans from Milwaukee to Green Bay to Chicago and Detroit don’t want to admit. Those guys in Indianapolis that play in the old house of Hoosiers are good for the league. It’s not just that Butler’s trip to the Sweet 16 is... Read more »

McCammon leads Loyola to sweep of UIC

Geoff McCammon (right) sure likes playing against UIC. The Loyola shooting guard lit up the Flames with 26 points while leading the Ramblers to a 80-63 victory and a season sweep of their cross-town rivals. “It feels great because the years before this [season] I had never beaten them,” McCammon. “I lost to them five... Read more »

Ramblers work extra hard to take out Penguins

Courtney Stanley was Loyola’s leader on the court for 44 minutes. Loyola head coach Jim Whitesell said that he had never seen a team shoot 73.9% in a half and be down by 8. Well, until Thursday, when the Ramblers trailed Youngstown State by that margin. But maybe the Ramblers needed something odd to happen... Read more »

Jim Whitesell on Chicago Tribune Live

Jim Whitesell appeared to be much more relaxed on Tuesday while fielding questions. Loyola-Chicago head coach Jim Whitesell appeared on Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago Tribune Live on Tuesday afternoon. As usual he was very candid as he answered a number of questions about the upcoming season, Friday night and even Chicago college basketball in general. Overall... Read more »