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No. 24 UNC knocks off No. 12 OSU in CBS Sports Classic

CHICAGO-- No. 24 North Carolina was desperate for a win on Saturday. The Tar Heels had lost three times already in its first ten games after entering the season as the No. 6 ranked team in the country. Saturday’s matchup against No. 12 Ohio State at the inaugural CBS Sports Classic was a must win game for the Tar Heels, even in December. As the old adage goes, pressure can burst pipes or make diamonds. Nort ...

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Players to Watch at the CBS Sports Classic

If you love college basketball, Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The CBS Sports Classic on Saturday at the United Center features four of the most prominent basketball programs in the country. The double-header begins with an intriguing matchup between No. 24 North Carolina and No. 12 Ohio State which tips off at noon CT. That ranked-on-ranked matchup is followed  by a monster meeting between No. 1 ...

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Gotta Coach ‘Em All: The 2015 Retro Bulls

Looking for a bit of nostalgia. Don't like the new trading cards? Don't worry, we have your solution. The Retro Bulls are back for a 2015 series. Can you guess each original set and year?     And it you haven't seen the past Retro cards entries, just follow the links. I hope you enjoy. Go Bulls! 2011 Retro Bulls 2011 Series 2 Retro Bulls 2011 Retro Cubs 2012 Retro White Sox 2012 Retro Bears ...

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Wolves 3 Wild 2

  ROSEMONT- The Wolves improved to 11-4-3-0 (5-0-2-0 at home) with 25 points thanks to a 3-2 victory over the Iowa Wild on Saturday night. The Wolves have broken their two-game losing streak and they still have yet to lose in regulation at the Allstate Arena. The Summary After allowing two power play goals in the first period, courtesy of Wild center Zach Phillips and defenseman Jonathon Blum, the Wolv ...

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Chicago sports Halloween costume roundup!

It's Halloween and that means we will get our fair share of some awesome Chicago sports-themed costumes. With many storylines involving Chicago sports this year, we are expecting some interesting options. Lets take a look at what we have spotted so far: Marc Trestman alert! Extra points for being creative with the Gatorade! https://twitter.com/_mISS_sANDY_/status/528236117498552320 The Long brothers! https: ...

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After sitting out season, Starks is ready to lead the Illini

Big things can come in small packages. Just ask Tracy Abrams. The fearless three-year starting point guard for the Illini has been an impact player despite his underwhelming build. Abrams, who is generously listed at 6-foot-2 (believe me, I’d be surprised if he’s even 6-foot-0), has earned the reputation of being one the better guards in the Big Ten. Just as Abrams was about to enter this season as Illinois ...

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Groce, Illinois, enter Year 3 with high expectations

 ILLINOIS BASKETBALL 2014-15 DEPARTURES: Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey RETURNING: Tracy Abrams (out for season), Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna Egwu, Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill, Jaylon Tate, Maverick Morgan, Austin Colbert, Mike LaTulip NEWCOMERS: Ahmad Starks, Aaron Cosby, Leron Black, Michael Finke Illinois basketball head coach John Groce graduated from Taylor University about 20 years ago with a degree that had not ...

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Shannon Scott Q & A

If you don't know who Shannon Scott is, he's that pesky, relentless defender on Ohio State that isn't Aaron Craft . Scott is entering his senior season with the Buckeyes and has already made consecutive Big Ten All-Defensive teams. With the aforementioned Craft now in the NBA, Scott finally has the chance to lead Ohio State as a starting point guard. I had the chance to sit down with the scrappy defender at ...

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Two Wisconsin forwards headline the All-Big Ten Preseason Team

Wisconsin is going to be very good this year according to the Big Ten media. The Badgers were voted as the best team in the preseason and also feature two members on the preseason All-Big Ten team. A year after reaching the Final Four and losing only one starter, this isn't much of a surprise. Frank Kaminsky was voted as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year after coming on strong late last season. Teamm ...

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The complexity that is Pau Gasol’s twitter handle

Pau Gasol signed a 3-year, $22 million deal with Bulls this summer, and the love fest in Chicago has already commenced. Gasol is the big, seven foot presence the Bulls have been missing for years. Most importantly, Carlos Boozer will be screaming “Gimme Dat!” and “And One!” in another uniform. Gasol is off to a solid start, averaging 10.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in the preseason. He’s a s ...

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