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Alex Olah is the spark that’s energizing the Northwestern Wildcats

    EVANSTON- The Northwestern Wildcats have a new lease on life after their overtime victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes this past Sunday. Now that the Cats' (11-14 overall, 2-10 Big Ten) have broken their 10-game losing streak, they have a newfound sense of energy and purpose. One of the reasons why Northwestern has been able to endure the hard times is junior center Alex Olah. Olah has scored in dou ...

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Loyola falls to Indiana State at home

  ROGERS PARK- The Loyola Ramblers just haven't been the same without sophomore guard Milton Doyle in the lineup. He missed his sixth consecutive game Saturday as the Ramblers (14-10 overall, 4-8 Missouri Valley) fell to the Indiana State Sycamores (12-12, 8-4) 79-65 at the Gentile Center. Since Doyle went down with an ankle injury back on January 18th, Porter Moser's team has gone 1-6. Doyle's team le ...

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Malcolm Hill is the new Illini leader

  It's no secret that the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-8 overall, 5-5 Big Ten) have struggled offensively from time to time this season. There have been many times where they needed a source of offense from someone other than senior guards Rayvonte Rice and the injured Tracy Abrams. They've especially needed a spark since the aforementioned Rice and junior guard Aaron Cosby have been on an indefinite s ...

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Rice and Cosby remain suspended from the Illini

  The situation hasn't gotten any better for Illinois Fighting Illini guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby. Both players remain on "indefinite suspension" by head coach John Groce for an unspecified violation of team rules. The suspensions were announced prior to the Illini's victory over Penn State on Saturday. Groce has refused to reveal what exact rules were violated, but he did say that Rice and Co ...

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The new look DePaul Blue Demons

  If you asked me back on New Years Eve -when the DePaul Blue Demons began their conference schedule against Marquette- if I thought that the Demons would be in first place by now I would have told you "no". After all, DePaul lost their final six non-conference games after a 6-1 start. Out of those six straight losses, four of those games were against teams DePaul should have easily beaten (George Wash ...

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The positives from Northwestern’s loss to Ohio State

  EVANSTON- In what was probably their best performance since beating Rutgers in their conference opener back in December, the Northwestern Wildcats (10-9 overall, 1-5 Big Ten) showed a lot of fight and promise in their somewhat controversial 69-67 loss -the teams fifth in a row- to the Ohio State Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Thursday night. Despite what may or may not have happened, the ...

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The injury bug continues to hit the Fighting Illini

  CHAMPAIGN- There was both good news and bad news coming out of the University of Illinois campus on Wednesday night. The good news is that the Illinois Fighting Illini (13-7 overall, 3-4 Big Ten) got back in the win column with their 66-57 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers (11-8, 3-3) at the State Farm Center. The bad news is that they sustained yet another injury to their already thin backcourt. ...

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Flames drop last-second heartbreaker to Detroit

      UNIVERSITY VILLAGE- Wednesday night at the UIC Pavilion, the Illinois-Chicago Flames (5-14 overall, 1-3 Horizon League) had a chance to finally make a dent in conference play. They kept the Detroit Titans (9-9, 3-1) in check for most of the game. But a couple of last minute blunders ruined the opportunity. At first it looked like the Flames it would get blown out right of the gate.... I ...

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Northwestern and Illinois have a lot in common

  It's one of the biggest rivalries in Chicago sports... The Northwestern Wildcats (10-6 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) and the Illinois Fighting Illini (11-6, 1-3) will do battle on the hardwood for the first time this season on Wednesday night. In recent years this rivalry has been one-sided, usually in favor of the Illini. But this time, things are more evenly matched. Aside from their win-loss records being ...

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