Category: Commentary

Gentile Arena stacking up to be tops in Horizon League

Gentile Arena stacking up to be tops in Horizon League
Midway through the 2011-12 Loyola Ramblers season visiting schools are continuously taking delight in the newly renovated Gentile Arena. The finalization of the court concluded Phase Two of the 100 million dollarreimagine campaign Loyola University Chicago has embarked on. Phase One comprised of erecting the state-of-the-art Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics. The Norville Center also houses the Gentile Arena in... Read more »

Chicago rivalry still present with Loyola and UIC

Chicago rivalry still present with Loyola and UIC
Two teams. One city. UIC and Loyola squared off in not only an intra-conference match, but in an intra-city rivalry as well. The two Chicago schools met Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion both looking to improve upon their poor season records, but also to give Chicago college basketball fans a nice treat. The game... Read more »

Quick Recap: Youngstown State pulls out 68-64 OT win over fiery Ramblers

Quick Recap: Youngstown State pulls out 68-64 OT win over fiery Ramblers
Loyola suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Youngstown State Penguins, 68-64 after strong performances by Ben Averkamp and Walt Gibler. YSU was able to capitalize on Averkamp’s foul trouble in OT going ahead with under a minute to play and shutting down the lone Rambler go to guy, Gibler. Bottom Line: Ben Averkamp fouling... Read more »
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Walt Gibler nets a career high 29 points over DePaul

Walt Gibler nets a career high 29 points over DePaul
Loyola fell to a tragic 47-17 difference at the half in Wednesday’s contest with the DePaul Blue Demons, but did not decide to call it quits and ride out the game for the second half of play. Instead, senior captain Walt Gibler took charge down the stretch and had his leadership resonate with his fellow... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons trek across town to the Loyola Ramblers

DePaul Blue Demons trek across town to the Loyola Ramblers
Wednesday’s contest against DePaul may be the light at the end of the tunnel for Loyola fans. After another losing stretch the Ramblers sit at an ugly 1-6, so coming home for a highly anticipated game against a cross town school should bring the team and students some joy. Seeing a packed Gentile Arena for... Read more »

Gentile Arena will be hostile for visitors

Gentile Arena will be hostile for visitors
The official attendance for yesterday’s win over Fordham was only 1,947, but it sure felt like a packed house. Albeit, students are still on break and thus there was no Rambler Rowdie student section, the Gentile Arena was thundering. The term, “home court advantage” sure came into effect for Loyola. The stadium seats 4,486, and the... Read more »
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Gentile Arena may be X-factor for Loyola

Gentile Arena may be X-factor for Loyola
Maybe coming home to play in the new Gentile Arena will get Porter Moser and the Ramblers out of their 0-4 funk. From the tweets and pictures out so far, the stadium is up to other elite college basketball venue standards and looks like a top tier place to call home. I know it may... Read more »

Porter Moser and Ramblers Must Look Past 0-3 Start

Porter Moser and Ramblers Must Look Past 0-3 Start
Porter Moser did not expect nor fathom an 0-3 start to his Loyola basketball career. Albeit the first two games of the year have been against Big Ten and Big 12 teams respectively, two of the first three games have been Loyola’s for the taking. With that in mind the hot button blame game arises as well.... Read more »