Archive for October 2009

Season Preview: Chicago State

Carl Montgomery will be Chicago State’s go-to-guy this season. Chicago State was a ton of fun to watch in 2008-09. The Cougars got up and down the court faster than almost any team in the nation. The blistering pace created great opportunities for seniors David Holston and John Cantrell to shine in the open court.... Read more »

Season Preview: Loyola-Chicago

Jordan Hicks (2) will step out from the shadow of the departed J.R. Blount this season. The Ramblers were an old team last season, but that didn’t necessarily translate into being a good team. Loyola’s main offensive weapons struggled with their shots all season and effort on the defensive end often wasn’t enough to compensate... Read more »

Season Preview: UIC

Last season was supposed to be the season UIC put it all together. For a while it looked like that’s exactly what would happen. A six-game winning streak early in the season that included victories over Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt made it seem like the Flames were going to be a contender in the Horizon... Read more »


Recruiting is still going strong, even as basketball season starts up. Also, preseason polls continue to be released as Media Days near. Here’s a collection of links related to Loyola-Chicago, Northwestern, Chicago State, DePaul and UIC. Loyola-Chicago: Flavien Davis, a 6’5″ small forward in the class of 2010, verbally committed to the Ramblers last week.... Read more »

Season Preview: DePaul

DePaul had one of the roughest seasons in recent Big East history last season when the Blue Demons went 0-18 during the regular season. A victory over Cincinnati in the first round of the Big East Tournament showed that DePaul could play with members of the conference, but the young squad never really seemed to... Read more »

Season Preview: Northwestern

Kevin Coble is going to the lead the Wildcats this season. Exhibition games start next week, which means the long wait for college basketball to start again is almost over. Last week important individual players were profiled. This week it’s time to look at the teams and make some predictions. First up is Northwestern. The... Read more »

Time to Move On

This Friday is dedicated to players that have moved on from Chicago’s college basketball teams. Craig Moore and Dar Tucker two players that had been stalwarts for Northwestern and DePaul respectively. Chicago State’s senior class won 19 games a year ago and also provided some fantastic highlights. UIC’s Scott VanderMeer and Josh Mayo were great ambassadors... Read more »

Chicago basketball links

Once again the links are piling up early in the week. The Big East Media Day caused a flurry of DePaul articles while there’s been some really interesting things written about Northwestern and the Horizon League over the past five days. Everything is after the jump. DePaul: Slam’s Quinn Peterson asks, “Can DePaul return to... Read more »

Preseason Profiles: Carl Montgomery

Brent Jones – Chicago State University Relations The most efficient player in Chicago State’s deadly offense last season wasn’t David Holston or John Cantrell, it was sophomore power forward Carl Montgomery. This season Montgomery is back for a junior season in which he’ll be the leader of the Cougars. He’s certainly up for the challenge.... Read more »

Big East Media and Coaches pretend DePaul doesn't exist

Well, I suppose this was to be expected after the Blue Demons went 0-18 in conference last season, but it appears the Big East Media and Coaches have completely forgotten DePaul still plays in the Big East. Now, with 16 teams it’s extremely hard to pick an all-conference team, but if a player finished 5th... Read more »