Archive for October 2010

Midnight Madness Blog

Everything you need to know about Midnight Madness events at Loyola, DePaul and Northwestern is after the jump. There is more to come later in the night about the Ramblers’ event. Loyola: Here at the currently being renovated Gentile Center is a raucous crowd of fans showing why they were rated the best fans in the Horizon League... Read more »

Chicago State's Dildy not holding punches against UIC

Chicago State head coach Tracy Dildy made his feelings about the program he left behind at UIC very clear in his interview with ESPN’s Scott Powers. The entire five questions interview is worth reading, but here is the key takeaway from the latter half of Dildy’s answer about where the Cougars are as a team... Read more »

Eric Wallace's injury is a big blow to DePaul

DePaul fans got some bad news in year one of Oliver Purnell’s reclamation project when athletic forward Eric Wallace was declared out for the season with a fractured left tibia and fibula. The athletic junior was expected to thrive in Purnell’s more wide-open system, but now he’ll be on the bench for the entire season.... Read more »

Hoops and Snoop at Northwestern

When I did my preview of Midnight Madness events happening on Friday night I completely forgot to mention Hoops and Snoop at Northwestern. That’s a shame because the Wildcats will probably have the best basketball team in Chicago this season and also because their sports information staff actually released the news an extra Friday before... Read more »

UIC gobbling up Public League players

Chicago Breaking News has another story about UIC recruiting as the Flames have locked up two more Chicago Public League players for the 2011 recruiting class. While Simeon forward Ahman Fells and Currie guard Greg Travis appear to be more depth than stars at the collegiate level, there are some important things to be gleamed... Read more »

Midnight Madness is Coming!

More on DePaul and Loyola’s events after the jump. It is almost time for college basketball season. You can feel it in the air and DePaul and Loyola have announced the timetable for their kickoff events this season. Like last season I’ll be covering both events. (That’s a photo of former Blue Demons Will Walker at last... Read more »

Loyola's 4-Game Mini Plan is a great deal

I don’t usually post here about ticket plans, because it’s tough for me to evaluate them in general, but Loyola’s 4-game mini plan that is on sale right now is an absolute steal. The Ramblers have a reasonable shot at being a pretty decent team this season and they’re selling tickets to their three best... Read more »

Howard Moore already making recruiting waves

The big name out of Morgan Park in the 2011 recruiting class may have been Wayne Blackshear, but Howard Moore got a player of his own when Blackshear’s classmate Jerome Brown signed on with UIC. Brown will is an excellent replacement for senior guard Robo Kreps at the shooting guard position. The class of 2011 recruit is... Read more »

Is the Princeton Offense hurting Northwestern?

Bill Carmody learned the Princeton Offense during his days as an assistant for the Princeton Tigers under coaching legend Pete Carril. When Carmody moved to Northwestern in 2000 he took the beautiful offense with him. It has been very efficient over the years. In fact, the Wildcats were the 33rd best offense in the country... Read more »