Archive for February 2012

Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73

Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73
Ohio State came in 33-2 and winners of 13 straight versus Northwestern when nationally ranked. So you had to like the chances of the nation’s #10 team in Evanston. When you saw them make their first six shots and jump out to a 69% to 35% field goal average (nearly double) about halfway through the... Read more »

White Sox are more Moneyball than you might believe

White Sox are more Moneyball than you might believe
“Moneyball,” one of the most acclaimed movies of 2011 was released on video last month. The Billy Beane biopic and adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling novel was nominated for six Academy awards including best picture, best actor (Brad Pitt) and Jonah Hill (best supporting actor). Because of it’s popularity, more baseball fans are wondering how... Read more »

Blackhawks make two Defenseman for Draft Pick Deals

Blackhawks make two Defenseman for Draft Pick Deals
In a last second before the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline deal, the Blackhawks sent their main protector, defenseman John Scott to the New York Rangers. TSN reports the Blackhawks received a fifth-round pick in exchange for Scott. Getting rid of Scott leaves the Hawks without a true “enforcer” to retaliate against the hits that will... Read more »
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Illini get first February win; end 6 game skid

Illini get first February win; end 6 game skid
The college basketball season is only five months long, so any time you’re talking about a winless month, it’s not a good sign. And in their seventh and final game of the year’s shortest month, the Illini would not come up short. They picked up a 65-54 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, avoiding the February... Read more »

Illini Continue Dominating Rivalry with Hawkeyes

Illini Continue Dominating Rivalry with Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes country is college football country. Right now, it’s just not a college basketball town. Today’s loss at Illinois doesn’t help that. It was an Illini team that really needed a win, and for some reason Iowa can’t seem to beat Illinois lately. The Illini improved their record vs Iowa at home to 61-14... Read more »

Derrick Rose to get $200 MILLION payday from Adidas

Derrick Rose to get $200 MILLION payday from Adidas
“We played Monopoly with real cash,” urban poet Shawn Carter reminisced, during his poem “I love the Dough;” a collaborative effort with the late, great fellow urban poet Christopher Wallace. The reigning MVP Derrick Rose already got his from the Chicago Bulls, the contract extension he signed in the preseason is worth $20 million a... Read more »
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Why Shaka Smart would be a great fit at Illinois

Why Shaka Smart would be a great fit at Illinois
With the Bruce Weber termination in Champaign all but official, it’s time for Illini fans to start looking at who his successor will be. And there’s a lot of factors pointing in the direction of VCU leader Shaka Smart. He’s currently making $1.2 million per year now at Virginia Commonwealth on an eight year deal.... Read more »

Embattled ex-Illini Jereme Richmond gets basketball gig in Sauk Valley

Embattled ex-Illini Jereme Richmond gets basketball gig in Sauk Valley
The only McDonald’s All-American to be recruited by Bruce Weber, and the 2010 state of Illinois Mr. Basketball Jereme Richmond has finally found a place to play basketball again, in the Premier League. No, not that Premier League, the world’s finest soccer association in England. The ex-Illini forward will play for the Sauk Valley Predators... Read more »

NU's Pat Fitzgerald Stars at Medill Sports Media Panel

NU's Pat Fitzgerald Stars at Medill Sports Media Panel
Northwestern’s head football coach Pat Fitzgerald joined Stewart Mandel (Sports Illustrated) and Pete Thamel (New York Times) in a media panel entitled “Beyond the Box Score: Covering College Sports in 2012.” ESPN’s Rachel Nichols moderated the discussion, which focused on a variety of topics including pay-to-play stipends, football playoffs, social media’s role in college sports,... Read more »
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Northwestern Tourney Chances hurt by home loss to Wolverines

Northwestern Tourney Chances hurt by home loss to Wolverines
When Northwestern beat Minnesota on Saturday, the Wildcats were able to pull out the win with strong three-point shooting and ball security, despite a bad rebounding ratio. Tuesday night against Michigan, the Cats rebounded well, but turned the ball over 17 times and shot just 18.8 percent from beyond the arc. The end result, a... Read more »
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