Tag: Northwestern

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 »

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 »

The Charleston Classic won't help Northwestern's NCAA bid much

With the announced return of John Shurna for his senior season in purple, the Wildcats are seriously contending for their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance this season. Even ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi agrees. But teams like Ohio State and Wisconsin will likely stand in the way of an automatic berth, so the Wildcats will have to... Read more »

Northwestern lands Big Ten/ACC Challenge re-match

In a re-match of last season’s Challenge game at Welsh-Ryan Arena, it was announced today that the Wildcats will travel to Georgia Tech on Nov. 29, representing the Big Ten in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Yellow Jackets finished last season tied for 10th in the ACC with a 13-18 (5-11 ACC) record. Tech enters... Read more »

Predicting Northwestern's 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup

Big Ten Senior Associate Commissioner Mark Rudner tweeted today that the Big Ten / ACC Challenge matchup announcements are being delayed: Big Ten ACC MBB challenge schedule changing, won’t be ready to go until early next week. Stay tuned! This after an earlier tweet announcing that the schedule would be released today-ish: Look for Big... Read more »

John Shurna could be an NBA first-round selection ... in 2012

Update 4:30pm: Multiple sources (here’s one) are now reporting that Minnesota’s Ralph Sampson III will actually be returning to the school for his senior season. Unlike Minnesota’s Ralph Sampson and Notre Dame’s Carleton Scott, Northwestern’s John Shurna made the obvious choice Sunday to withdraw his name from the NBA draft on the new deadline for... Read more »

Another silly NCAA rule

John Shurna is testing the NBA waters right now, but he might be the last Northwestern player to ever do so. Why? Because today the NCAA passed another rule that benefits the coaches and not the student-athlete. The NCAA has moved the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft and come back to school up... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 5

The final day of the Chicago 5 Tournament features the game of the tournament and one final local battle.  Loyola went to the Jones Convocation Center, but Chicago State still wasn’t able to pull out it’s first victory. Once again the Ramblers had four players in double-figures as Geoff McCammon scored 16, Walt Gibler 10 and... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 4

Day four of the Chicago 5 features a reversal of a game that was played during the 2010-11 season and a low-scoring, grind-it-out affair that just didn’t capitalize on its upset potential. Howard Moore managed to baffle Big Ten foe Illinois when UIC played the Illini at the United Center this season. He did the... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 3

The Chicago 5’s third day of simulations brings us one game that was supposed to happen this season and didn’t plus an intriguing matchup that should happen soon.  UIC and Chicago State were originally scheduled to play in 2010-11, but when Tracy Dildy left the Flames to become the new head coach of the Cougars... Read more »