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Hometown star Jabari Parker headlines 2013 McDonald's All American game at United Center

Hometown star Jabari Parker headlines 2013 McDonald's All American game at United Center
Chicago doesn't have a dome, so it'll never host a Super Bowl or a Final Four; but it is quickly becoming the home for the nation's premier prep basketball All-Star game. The 2013 McDonald’s All American game will feature the top ranked player Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep, W.Va. deciding between Florida State and Kentucky) and the former #1 ranked player Jabari Parker from right here in the Chi. Parker from Simeon Career Academy, will be the crowd favorite. Kentucky may not make the NCAA Tournament this year, but they set an all time MAA record with 5 in this year's class. The previous record of four was held by the Michigan Wolverines (1991), Duke Blue Devils (1999) and Kentucky Wildcats (2011). The Boys Game begins at 8:30 p.m. CT April 3, and will broadcast live on ESPN. With the exception of UK, only the Tar Heels and Blue Devils have more than one. The Hoosiers are the lone Big Ten school to recruit one. However, a few undecideds remain...

Hockey City Classic: College Hockey Doubleheader coming to Soldier Field

Hockey City Classic: College Hockey Doubleheader coming to Soldier Field
  Outdoor hockey is coming to Soldier Field for the first time in the venue’s legendary history.  On Feb. 17, 2013, Soldier Field will play host to the inaugural Hockey City Classic – an outdoor college hockey doubleheader featuring premier programs: University of Notre Dame vs. Miami University and University of Minnesota vs. University of Wisconsin.  Game times will be announced at a later date. The Hockey City Classic will be preceded by two weeks of winter festivities, including: two days of free public ice skating; youth, high school and adult hockey events; private ice rentals; and much more.  The Hockey City Classic is being organized by Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency Intersport, in partnership with Soldier Field and the Chicago Park District...

Another terrible season for Chicago and Illinois college basketball

Another terrible season for Chicago and Illinois college basketball
What a shame. What a crying shame that Chicago, which every year has some of the best preps talent in the country, has zero going for it on the college level. Unless the Illinois Fighting Illini can somehow go 6-3 down stretch (and they face some brutal opponents so this is highly unlikely) what Land... Read more »
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Notre Dame hoops helping New Jersey, victims of Superstorm Sandy

Notre Dame hoops helping New Jersey, victims of Superstorm Sandy
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called out the GOP majority in the house for dragging their feet on relief for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. And rightfully so, the Republican do nothing congress did even more nothing as relief efforts continue for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and most notably for those in the state of New Jersey, dragged for weeks behind the aid given for previous hurricanes. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team is now getting involved in the cause. A special online auction will be held from now until January 17th on Notre Dame’s official web site UND.com as fans have the opportunity to bid on several unique items. Proceeds from the auction will be presented to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, a longtime friend of Irish head coach Mike Brey, is scheduled to be in attendance at the Notre Dame-Rutgers game at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:00 pm (ET)...

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)
It’s that time of year again, when I make smart ass remarks justifying why I’m picking one college football team to beat another. Not only do I give you the full bowl schedule with tv listings, there’s fun and goofy pictures of cheerleaders and hot female fans interspersed within the listing. And to make the post more pure to the game and traditional, I took OUT all the corporate sponsor names of the bowls...

Details on new College Football Playoff System

Details on new College Football Playoff System
Like the famous book is titled “Death to the BCS ,” and it looks like it’s finally here as the University presidents announced approval of a 4-team seeded playoff for college football. The committee will select teams based on conference championships and strength of schedule, beginning with the 2014 season. There will be 6 bowls to be utilized as part of the semifinals, likely to include the 4 BCS bowls. The title game will be bid out to cities just like the Super Bowl. One city you’ll see for sure in the mix is Indianapolis...
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Notre Dame not joining the Big 12, despite what you've heard

Notre Dame not joining the Big 12, despite what you've heard
Contrary to multiple “reports,” which were proven false (and as they were proven false, I will not dignify the source of these reports with neither a link nor a mention. Ok, it was Rivals.com Texas Longhorns site Orangebloods- yeah they’re incompetent) Notre Dame is NOT JOINING THE BIG 12. I asked Notre Dame Athletic Director... Read more »

4 Team Playoff agreed upon as BCS Meetings conclude in Chicago

4 Team Playoff agreed upon as BCS Meetings conclude in Chicago
The BCS meetings in Chicago concluded minutes ago with some great news for college football fans: a consensus was reached regarding the four team playoff proposal. A four team seeded playoff model was completely agreed upon, and now the conference commissioners will take it to their University Presidents and Athletic Directors. It appears this model... Read more »

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament
Last year, Notre Dame leader Mike Brey was named national coach of the year, and deservedly so. This year, he did an even better job. Because he had so much less talent to work with. The Irish (22-11), picked for ninth in the Big East Conference back in October before star player Tim Abromaitis was... Read more »
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Just how terrible is college hoops in the city of Chicago?

Just how terrible is college hoops in the city of Chicago?
By far, the best college basketball team in the state of Illinois right now is a program where most of the people involved with the team want to fire the coach. Speaking of the Illini and Bruce Weber of course. That says a lot about the state of college hoops in the Land of Lincoln.... Read more »
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