Posts in category "College Basketball"

DePaul Coaching Search Needs List of Strong Candidates

DePaul Coaching Search Needs List of Strong Candidates
After back to back failures from the Wainwright and Purnell eras, DePaul and Athletic Director Jeannie Lenti-Ponsetto need to get their next hire right. With the McCormick Place arena set to open in two years, DePaul needs to generate success on the court to build up excitement. Candidates both young and experienced are available to... Read more »

NCAA Tournament Players With Chicago Ties

NCAA Tournament Players With Chicago Ties
Players in the NCAA Tournament from the Chicago area are sprinkled throughout the country on NCAA Tournament teams. Many of the players like Duke Jahil Okafor and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky are the keys to their teams. Others players may be key role players or players off the bench. Here is a look at the players... Read more »

Big Ten Bracketology: Teams have work to do in the B1G Tournament

Big Ten Bracketology: Teams have work to do in the B1G Tournament
The Big Ten Regular season is complete and the conference tournament commences Wednesday at the United Center. Several teams have work to do. Some need wins to improve their seed and others need wins to get off the bubble. The Big Ten Tournament will offer plenty of opportunities for several teams that need a good... Read more »
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Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember. ┬áMy father had Bulls... Read more »

Big Ten Well Represented in the Really Early 2015 College Basketball Top 25

Big Ten Well Represented in the Really Early 2015 College Basketball Top 25
The 2014 Big Ten season was a memorable one. Three Big Ten teams advanced to the Elite Eight, Wisconsin became the fourth Big Ten school in five years to advance to the Final Four, Nebraska basketball enjoyed its best season in 15 years and earned their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998 and Minnesota and... Read more »

Final Four Teams Have Many Connections to Chicago

Final Four Teams Have Many Connections to Chicago
Although no teams from Illinois earned an invitation to the NCAA Tournament, there were still many local players to root for during the fortnight. With 68 whittled down to the Final Four, there are still plenty of local angles to watch as College Basketball’s penultimate tips off in Texas. Ben Brust (Mundelein) Wisconsin Brust has... Read more »
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Chicago Alumni Bars to Watch the Final Four

Chicago Alumni Bars to Watch the Final Four
The NCAA Tournament has reached the penultimate with the Final Four. Three of the Four teams, Kentucky, Connecticut and Florida have won NCAA Titles within the last seven years. Wisconsin is the exception. The Badgers are making their first Final Four appearance since 2000. Head Coach Bo Ryan is appearing in his first Division I... Read more »

Alumni Bars in Chicago to Watch the NCAA Tournament Elite 8

Alumni Bars in Chicago to Watch the NCAA Tournament Elite 8
It seems like everyone is a college basketball fan in March. We all love to connect to our youth and the many Alma matters that reside in the Chicago area. For the fans and alums of the eight teams advancing to the NCAA Regional Finals this year, connecting with fellow alums can enhance the experience... Read more »

Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Programs

Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Programs
The 2014 season represented the Big Ten’s last with 12 teams. Next season, Maryland and Rutgers will join the Big Ten to swell the conference to 14 teams. The Big Ten generally seems to be regarded nationally as the best conference in the country. Michigan State and Ohio State have been the only schools to... Read more »
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NCAA Tournament: Chicago Area Players to Watch

NCAA Tournament: Chicago Area Players to Watch
Although no Illinois teams made the NCAA Tournament this year, there are still plenty of area players to root for this year. These are players who actually make an impact on their team and get signficant playing time. Jabari Parker (Simeon) Duke Parker is probably the most hyped player out of Chicago since Derrick Rose.... Read more »