Tag: Walt Gibler

McCammon wins Sixth Man of the Year in Horizon League

The Horizon League Tournament starts tomorrow and I’ll have full coverage of it tonight, but first the league awards were announced this afternoon. Cleveland State’s Norris Cole was named the conference’s Player of the Year. It’s an award he richly deserves. Though if they wanted to give it to Matt Howard of Butler (with a... Read more »

It's time for Loyola and UIC to prove themselves in Horizon League

Horizon League play reopens on Thursday night with a full slate of four games. Saturday there’s a fifth (because Valparaiso and Butler will play their pair game) and with that the league will be officially restarted. Things didn’t go so well for Loyola or UIC the first time around. Loyola dropped a pair of games... Read more »

Turnovers set to decide city match up

What you need to know: Loyola (8-3) at DePaul (4-6) at Allstate Arena at 1 p.m. on Saturday Radio: WNTD (950 AM), WAUR?(930 AM), WWCA?(1270 AM) (John Fitzgerald and John Tracy) TV: WCUU (Zach Zaidman and Laurence Holmes) – ESPN3.com, ESPN Full Court Ken Pomeroy: Loyola favored 68-65 over DePaul (64%) in 66 possessions. What... Read more »

Loyola begins anew

Even though Loyola is now 10 games into the season it felt on Wednesday as if the Ramblers were just starting 2010-11 again. A light crowd watched as Loyola put a new starting lineup on the court and Jim Whitesell rolled out a new rotation in a 78-50 victory over SIU Edwardsville at the Gentile... Read more »

The real work begins now for Loyola

It was like deja vue in the Joseph Gentile Center on Wednesday night. Butler and Loyola traded punches like two heavyweight boxers. And while it seemed like the Bulldogs had delivered the knock out on a few occasions, the underdogs took the blows until the end, only to lose by decision.  The thing is, I... Read more »

Loyola holds off Eastern Illinois

Loyola got up big early and held off a tough Eastern Illinois team to take home a 73-62 victory and remain perfect on the season. The Ramblers led by as many as 23 points in the first and while the Panthers got within nine with 15:12 remaining Loyola kept the advantage at a safe distance... Read more »

The rolling punches of Loyola

Manny Pacquiao is fighting tonight, and while the Loyola Ramblers don’t have a knockout punch like the great boxer, they have the rolling punches of many different scorers to help them pull out victories like their 86-74 triumph over Indiana State on Saturday in the Nick Kladis Classic. The Ramblers had five players in double... 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 »

All-Chicago Chicago College Basketball Team

The season is over and I’ve waited quite a while to do this considering Northwestern played the final area basketball game of the season more than a week ago. Still, I wanted to take some time, decompress and then select an All-City team. One of the things I did this season when selecting the team... Read more »

Loyola Season Epilogue

Courtney Stanley was one of two points guards for Loyola this season. It’s been said that the point guard is the pulse of the team. Well, if that is the case than Loyola had two hearts during the entire 2009-10 season. The Ramblers never decided if Terrance Hill or Courtney Stanley was the team’s lead... Read more »