Tag: Jimmy Collins

Tempo-free UIC

Besides the fact that the headline rhymes, I thought I’d take a look at UIC in the tempo-free world because one of the big questions with the transition from Jimmy Collins to Howard Moore was, “Will the offense be better?” Spoiler alert! The answer is no. UIC’s offense is still struggling, with a 96.1 offensive... Read more »

News Round Up - Thursday, Sept. 16

Some random stuff I’ve been collecting in the old bookmarks file: Congratulations to the Daily Herald’s Lindsey Wilhite for making this list. He definitely deserves it for all the hard work he does covering DePaul, Northwestern and Illinois. More than almost anyone wants to know about Loyola’s incoming recruiting class can be found in this... Read more »

UIC coaching search almost over

The UIC coaching search appears to be coming to an end. The rumors are getting numerous about who could replace Jimmy Collins at the end of the month. The Chicago Tribune’s David Kaplan gave five names: Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore, Michigan State associate head coach Mark Montgomery, Minnesota assistant Vince Taylor, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson and... Read more »

Next in line at UIC

Now that Jimmy Collins has announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of August, it is time to start looking into potential replacements. The logical successor at UIC was supposed to be Tracy Dildy, but he’s now the head coach at Chicago State. Further, if the Flames’ administration had wanted to hire Dildy, wouldn’t... Read more »

Jimmy Collins retiring from UIC

The UIC athletic department just released a statement saying that current men’s head basketball coach Jimmy Collins will be retiring effective August 31, 2010. That’s right, if you thought the Chicago coaching carousel had finished, it hasn’t. I unfortunately don’t have time to comment on this more, but expect much more coverage of Collins’ retirement,... 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 »

UIC Season Epilogue

Jeremy Buttell’s presence in the paint will be missed next season at UIC. It is difficult for things to end. And even if that thing has been difficult, trying and unfortunate, it doesn’t really help the pain. Fans of UIC will learn that lesson now as possible the worst season in Flames history ended with... Read more »

UIC loses at Milwaukee, Flames to play Panthers in Horizon League Tournament

Jeremy Buttell scored 16 points and grabbed 6 boards, but the Flames fell to Milwaukee at the Pavilion in their final regular season game. Apparently two wins is the maximum amount of prosperity the UIC Flames can stand at any one time. The Flames had a chance against Milwaukee to get their first three-game winning... 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 »