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Northwestern Alum Media, Celebs Opine on Coaching Hire

Northwestern Alum Media, Celebs Opine on Coaching Hire
When Northwestern basketball was flirting with the first NCAA Tournament berth in school history last March it became a huge local story. It was also a sizable national story. NU possibly taking its first ever steps into the big dance was a large story partially because it would have meant history; partially because there are A LOT of very prominent Northwestern alums working in media today. The Medill school of journalism at Northwestern is as prestigious as it gets. I’ve had quite a few Medill kids as interns for me at The Sports Bank, and they usually leave pretty quickly for greener pastures. Now we'll look at what the large network of Northwestern alums in the media/Hollywood has to say about the new coaching hire: Duke Blue Devils Assistant Chris Collins, local guy and son of former Chicago Bulls coach Doug Collins. It's official. The Minnesota Golden Gophers were interested in Collins concerning their current coaching vacancy, but they will have to look elsewhere. Regardless, NU fans should be rooting for Michigan State Friday night versus Duke. Not just for Big Ten pride, but to expedite the process of regime change. It'll be a late tip on CBS. And that's GREAT for Northwestern! They'll probably mention the Chris Collins hire multiple times during the telecast. You can't buy program publicity like that. And CBS did brilliant marketing by breaking this story first. Now they can better sell MSU-Duke in Chicago, the nation's 3rd largest market. Chicago guy (Collins) coaches perhaps his final game under a Chicago born coach (Mike Krzyzewski), before taking over a Chicago program. Now I could have tried calling or emailing all these famous alums for their insight, but that would be so 2007. Instead I did things the new-fashioned way. I got their public comments from Twitter. (And I didn't have to deal with being rejected by publicists)...

Sports Media Watch's Debut Post! Exclusive with Trib's Teddy Greenstein

Sports Media Watch's Debut Post! Exclusive with Trib's Teddy Greenstein
Welcome to the first ever edition of Chicago Sports Media Watch, the newest and soon to be greatest blog on Chicago Now. What are we about? I think this link can give you a great synopsis. When I was asked to do this blog by CN Director Jimmy Greenfield, I immediately thought of the old... Read more »