Tag: Notre Dame

Fatal 7:47 brings down DePaul against Notre Dame

Thanks to the miracle of ESPN3 I replayed the Notre Dame vs. DePaul game this morning in order to take a look at what exactly what went wrong for the Blue Demons in their 83-58 loss. In particular, I honed in on the 15-4 run during the last 7:47 of the second half that eventually... Read more »

Numbers to know tonight

Due to an odd bit of timing I’m not going to be able to watch any of the games tonight, but I’ll surely be looking at the box score. There are three big games tonight for the Chicago schools and here are some predictions and things to look for this evening. DePaul vs. Notre Dame:... Read more »

Games on Thursday even after the snow

The third snowiest snow storm in the history of Chicago just blasted this city, but it doesn’t mean that the college basketball games won’t go on. Last night Illinois continued its sporadic ways with a blowout victory over Penn State in Champaign with a much less than full house. Tomorrow night DePaul will take on... Read more »

All-Big East Non-Conference Teams

With the non-conference season winding down, and Big East play set to start up Monday when Connecticut takes on Pittsburgh, I wanted to put out my all-conference teams through the first half of the season. The two five-man teams are completely based on non-conference play and use a combination of tempo-free statistics, regular statistics and... Read more »

Can Chicago State slow down Notre Dame?

Chicago State continues its four-game opening road trip against difficult opponents with a quick journey over to South Bend tonight. (Note: The Cougars play more games after that not at the Jones Convocation Center before returning to Chicago, but one is a neutral site game against Georgia Southern.)  Notre Dame isn’t the toughest team Chicago... Read more »

Chicago State's Meandering Schedule

Chicago State recently released its 2010-11 schedule and it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a team that’s consistently near the bottom of Division I in revenue and wins. The Cougars play all but one non-conference Division I game on the road this season and face a tough road before Great West Conference play begins... Read more »

The East Coast Bias' Big East Roundtable for July

Pico over at The East Coast Bias, a St. John’s basketball blog, has just finished wrapping up the four-part Big East roundtable for July. You should go check out each of the pieces to see what people have to say about recruiting and personnel moves going into next season. More than half of the Big... Read more »

Chicago College Basketball Scheduling Notes

The season is fast approaching – we’re already halfway done the off season – and schedule notes are starting to leak out as teams fill their openings. Here are some of the more interesting things that are going to be on the schedule this season. 1) DePaul and Loyola will renew their crosstown rivalry –... Read more »

5 Story lines for Saturday's Chicago College Basketball

It is certainly the heart of college basketball season. You know how I know? Every team in the Chicago area is in action (3 of them at home, 1 close by) on Saturday. Fans have their choice of UIC vs. Butler, Loyola vs. Valparaiso, Chicago State at N.J.I.T., DePaul at Notre Dame and Northwestern vs.... Read more »

Q&A with Black and Green

Black and Green was very helpful in setting up this preview of Notre Dame before the game between the Fighting Irish and Blue Demons on Saturday. DePaul will be looking for a two-game winning streak. What will they need to be aware of? Note: If you’re looking for a similar post about the Illinois–Northwestern game... Read more »