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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 »

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 »

DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year

DePaul Games will Be Very Fast-Paced This Year
Last night DePaul defeated the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, a team that will spend the first two months of the season on the road, with trips to No. 1 North Carolina, eighth-ranked Florida, and No. 15 Wisconsin along the way. The Delta Devils opened the season on Saturday, losing 80-67 at Notre Dame. As... Read more »
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DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start

DePaul is off to a 2-0 Start
In two of the last three years, DePaul has won four of their first five. So very early season success is nothing new to them. It’s the Big East conference games where the trouble starts. But January 1 versus Syracuse can wait for now, as the Blue Demons rolled past the Mississippi Valley State Delta... Read more »

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes

Summary of DePaul, UIC Recruiting Classes
DePaul coach Oliver Purnell inked two players Wednesday to a National Letter of Intent with DeJuan Marrero and Jodan Price. Marrero is a 6’5” forward from Gary, Ind. and Price is a 6’7” guard/forward from Beverly Hills, Mich. Marrero averaged 22.1 points and 15.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Gary’s Bowman Academy. The... Read more »

How Does Big East Realignment Affect DePaul and Notre Dame

How Does Big East Realignment Affect DePaul and Notre Dame
At the Chicago college basketball media day, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell made a joke at the podium about announcing a new additions to a new super-conference that was planning on adding more teams in the near future. We in the media appreciated his jab at the chaotic landscape that is conference realignment/expansion. And again at... Read more »
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#101 DePaul Blue Demons: College Basketball 111 in 111

The DePaul Blue Demons have been to the Big East what the Pittsburgh Pirates have been to the NL Central in recent years.  While the Pirates have come out of nowhere to be division contenders this season, second year head coach Oliver Purnell has a lot of work to do as he continues his overhaul... Read more »

DePaul Gets Missippi in Big East/SEC Challenge

The DePaul college basketball team learned its opponent for the 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge today: the Mississippi Rebels at Allstate Arena. The three-day event features 12 games in December between BIG EAST and SEC programs. Here’s the full schedule: Thursday, Dec. 1 St. John’s at Kentucky Providence at South Carolina Georgetown at Alabama Mississippi at... Read more »

DePaul Recruiting Class has Chicago Feel, Top 25 Ranking

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell added to his incoming recruiting class with the signing of Charles McKinney. McKinney is a native of Chicago’s north suburbs, who played three seasons at Maine East High School before competing last year at Quality Education Academy in North Carolina. McKinney, a 6-4 guard with a 6-8 wingspan, joins DePaul’s... Read more »
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Big East Basketball Power Rankings

The college basketball regular season is coming to an end but there is still plenty of jockeying for position in the Big East standings heading into the conference tournament.  And as it stands, 11 teams figure to make the NCAA Tournament.  Here are my updated Big East Power Rankings. By: David Kay 1. Pitt: 25-4... Read more »
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