Tag: UIC

Where does Humes fit in at UIC?

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Hayden Humes, a native of Valparaiso and former Toledo Rocket, and the Flames received great news yesterday when the NCAA ruled that Humes could immediately begin playing for UIC. Academically a sophomore that sat out his freshman season with a torn ACL, Humes will retain three years of eligibility with the Flames — more great... Read more »

UIC, Loyola competing with DePaul for offseason attention

When DePaul announced in early May that they’d be making the most of their long offseason with a 10-day trip to France beginning August 11, the Blue Demons set the bar very high for offseason media attention. All NCAA D-I teams are allowed one overseas trip every four years – another silly NCAA rule –... Read more »

York guard David Cohn could play for Biancalana again

According to a (protected) tweet from Illinois Wolves coach Mike Mullins, one of the top 2013 prospects in the state, as Scott Powers has noted, 6-2 shooting-guard David Cohn, picked up an offer from UIC over the weekend — likely at UIC’s camp. This Chicago Hoops article is the only other source currently available. Cohn,... Read more »

UIC and Loyola working together for 'Weekend in Chicago'

The business side of college basketball comes starkly to life on the Basketball Travelers Schedule Board. It’s a disconcerting place where high and high-mid teams offer guarantees – money – to low and even D-II and D-III teams to fill in their non-conference schedule with single game and home/home series. DePaul, Northwestern and UIC have... 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 »

Bizoukas transferring from DePaul

When you do a great job recruiting as a new head coach there is going to be some roster attrition. Right now DePaul is going through that process. As Lindsey Willhite pointed out yesterday, the Blue Demons have to find a few more scholarships for their incoming recruits. Well, one reportedly opened up today with... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 2

Day two of the tournament brings us Northwestern’s first appearance, versus Chicago State, and UIC playing DePaul. The Wildcats welcomed the Cougars to Welsh-Ryan Arena and even though things were interesting for awhile Northwestern pulled out a 73-58 victory. Michael Thompson scored a game-high 21 points and John Shurna scored 13 points and grabbed seven... Read more »

Zavion Neely done at UIC

With seniors KC Robbins, Brad Birton, Robo Kreps and Paul Carter moving on, junior native Chicagoan Zavion Neely seemed the clear choice to inherit Robo Kreps’ throne as the emotional leader of head coach Howard Moore‘s Flames. That was before a mid-season academic mis-step lead to academic ineligibility and Neely missing UIC’s final 14 games... Read more »

Chicago 5 - Day 1

The first two games on the series featured a couple of match ups that were actually played as DePaul takes on Chicago State and UIC and Loyola face off. The Blue Demons got to play at home again in my simulation and took home a 68-43 victory in a game that was much slower than... Read more »