Archive for June 2009

NU Day is Monday on Big Ten Network

The Big Ten Network is playing a number of memorable Northwestern sporting events on Monday, June 8 as part of its series celebrating each of the Big Ten schools.  The full schedule is here. For basketball fans though the most important time is 7 p.m. CT. That’s when Northwestern’s stunning 70-63 victory over #7 Michigan... Read more »

Dominique Ferguson looking at DePaul

Due to a recent coaching hire, DePaul appears to be in the running for an elite basketball recruit. Indianapolis Lawrence North’s Dominique Ferguson is considering nine schools. Ferguson, one of the top rated forwards in the Class of 2010, is a 6’9″ 210 pounds. He decided to reopen his recruitment when Billy Gillespie left Kentucky.... Read more »

More on Chicago Invitational Challenge

Just a quick update to the earlier post about the 2009 Chicago Invitational Challenge. ESPN is now reporting that Iowa State and St. Louis would be the other two expected semifinalists. Of course, there would be some mid-major teams involved in earlier rounds that could mess up the match-ups. It appears that the Challenge would... Read more »

Is the recession saving jobs?

After the 2007-08 college basketball season there were 43 teams that acquired a new head coach. This season that number has dropped by more than 40 percent to 25. What has caused this change of heart in athletic directors? Could it be the economy? Back in March on Basketball State, Jon Gasaway stated his claim... Read more »

Northwestern to play in 2009 Chicago Invitational Challenge

Northwestern will be participating in the 2009 Chicago Invitational Challenge, according to The Tribune’s Around the Bend blog which covers Notre Dame. What is more interesting is that it appears the Wildcats will be the Chicago-based host of the tournament this year.  From the post: “Northwestern will also compete in the event, a spokesman confirmed,... Read more »