Archive for August 2010

Howard Moore appears to be UIC's guy

Scott Powers over at ESPNChicago is reporting that he has sources saying that Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore is going to be the next head coach of the UIC men’s basketball team. This is an exciting hire for the Flames. Moore seemed like the best fit all along and I think he should bring valuable coaching... Read more »

UIC coaching search almost over

The UIC coaching search appears to be coming to an end. The rumors are getting numerous about who could replace Jimmy Collins at the end of the month. The Chicago Tribune’s David Kaplan gave five names: Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore, Michigan State associate head coach Mark Montgomery, Minnesota assistant Vince Taylor, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson and... Read more »

Northwestern gets a decent station and time slot in challenge

I found the announcement of Northwestern’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge time slot and station designation to be a rare positive in the Wildcats’ television coverage. Northwestern is going to be playing on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 against Georgia Tech on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. EST. The Wildcats avoided the dreaded ESPNU slots, which was given to... Read more »

Will Davis, Kentucky, Sun-Times saga reveal anything?

The biggest story to come out of Chicago this week concerning college basketball only tangentially relates to any of the teams in the city. Perspectives-Calumet’s Anthony Davis is viewed as the top prospect in the class of 2011 by a number of recruiting services. His recruitment has already become a hot topic in the college... Read more »

Tournaments offer Loyola, DePaul different opportunities

This week Loyola and DePaul both officially announced tournament information about events happening during the 2010-11 college basketball season. One of the events, the 76 Classic, was a foregone conclusion, while the other, a November multi-team event at the Gentile Center, wasn’t scheduled until very recently. The two offer very different opportunities for the two... Read more »