Archive for March 2010

Reactions to DePaul coaching news

There have been a lot of coaching stories breaking over the past few days and some of them have included some not-so-kind opinions of how DePaul is running its coaching search. I think the fans, and media, are upset that they don’t know the blow-by-blow of the search, but it appears to be progressing. I... Read more »

Horizon League coach review

Could Jim Whitesell be on his way out of Loyola if the team struggles again in 2010-11? UPDATE: Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette is reporting that Kowalczyk is going to Toledo, so the Green Bay job is now open. Last week I looked at the coaching situation in the Big East. This... Read more »

Evaluating the coaching job of Chicago's head men

It appears as though everyone besides the coaches at DePaul are going to be retained and given a shot to make a difference next season. Thus, I’m going to post my evaluations of each of their performances here. Some of these coaches haven’t coached in a game in almost a month, but each should already... Read more »

Butler did it for every small school that just needed a chance

The Butler Bulldogs are going to the Final Four (that’s Shelvin Mack cutting down the net). I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes me. What it goes to show you is that teams – no matter where they are on the college basketball spectrum – can make a run at greatness,... Read more »

All-Chicago Chicago College Basketball Team

The season is over and I’ve waited quite a while to do this considering Northwestern played the final area basketball game of the season more than a week ago. Still, I wanted to take some time, decompress and then select an All-City team. One of the things I did this season when selecting the team... Read more »

5 major conference coaches and DePaul

UPDATED: Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. CT. – Adjusted Ben Howland’s percentage up after reading this.UPDATE #2: Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. CT. – Adjusted Howland’s percentage back down after reading this. I will write about something other than the DePaul head coach shortly, but let’s just take this one step further. Here are five current head... Read more »

Butler and the Horizon League

Butler is good for the Horizon League. There I said it. Something that fans from Milwaukee to Green Bay to Chicago and Detroit don’t want to admit. Those guys in Indianapolis that play in the old house of Hoosiers are good for the league. It’s not just that Butler’s trip to the Sweet 16 is... Read more »

DePaul coaching rumors: Ben Jacobson

Northern Iowa just defeated Kansas and the MIssouri Valley regular season and tournament champions are one of the hottest teams in college basketball, and the Panthers’ coach, Ben Jacobson, is one of the hottest names in coaching. Jacobson’s name was already mentioned by some outlets as a possibility for the DePaul job, but the victory... Read more »

Coaching Carousel Heating Up

The coaching carousel is heating up as teams are knocked out multiple tournaments. In the Big East the difference between the haves and have nots is really starting to show. Rutgers’ Fred Hill is going to win the Jerry Wainwright memorial reward of a conference coach that starts the season on hottest seat. His place... Read more »

DePaul fans: Watch Butler vs. UTEP

While the season is now over for every college basketball team in Chicago I’m not going to start championing for Illinois – which defeated Stony Brook on the road in the NIT last night, or Notre Dame – which is a No. 6 seed playing a tough Old Dominion team in the NCAA Tournament. Instead,... Read more »