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It’s back to work for Chicago’s college basketball teams

  Thanksgiving 2014 has come and gone, Black Friday is upon us, and that mean's college basketball in the Chicago area is about to resume. We enjoyed the food, family, fun, festivities and football games, as did our local hoops teams I'm sure. But as we get ready to go back to work and school, so do the players. Although their "jobs" differ slightly from ours. With that being said, here's what lies ahe ...

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Chicago’s top college basketball players so far.

  On this Thanksgiving Day, let us feast on a full course of college basketball. We're just a few weeks into the 2014-2015 season, but a handful of Chicago area players have already gotten the nations attention. These players have stood out on many levels in non-conference play, and they hope to carry that momentum into conference play come January and February. Here are the top players from each Chica ...

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The new and improved Alex Olah

  EVANSTON-It is definitely a new year, a new day, and a new era for the Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball program. Head coach Chris Collins promised improvement in year two, and even though we're only a week into the season, so far improvement is exactly what we've seen. Northwestern is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since the 2012-2013 campaign when they began the season at 5-0. They ...

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JerShon Cobb Is Healthy and Ready To Go

EVANSTON- Out of the many problems that the Northwestern Wildcats basketball program had last season, injuries was one of the most prevalent. One of the injuries that hit this team the hardest was the season-ending foot injury sustained by NU senior guard JerShon Cobb. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time. It came in late February as the Cats' were just four games under .500 and looking to put toge ...

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Chicago Is Ready For Another Season of College Basketball

  DOWNTOWN- It's become an annual fall tradition in the Windy City, one that has lasted for over a decade. The 2014 Chicago College Basketball Tipoff Luncheon took place at Maggiano's Little Italy in Downtown Chicago on Monday.... It's an event where the coaches -and occasionally players and administrators- from Northwestern, Loyola, DePaul, UIC, and Chicago State gather with the media and other dignit ...

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Northwestern Wildcats 14-15 basketball Schedule (Men’s)

Below is the full schedule of the 2014-15 Northwestern Wildcats Men's basketball team. This is going to be a more improved season although the team is without their leading scorer this year in Drew Crawford, who graduated last season. Sat., Oct. 18 Open Scrimmage Evanston, Ill. 2:30 p.m. CT Fri., Nov. 7 vs. McKendree  TV Evanston, Ill. 7:00 p.m. CT Fri., Nov. 14 vs. Houston Baptist TV Evanston, Ill. 7:00 p. ...

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The uncovered truth: Wildcats coach Chris Collins’ lost highlight video in it’s 90’s-ness glory

The 90's were a weird time. We saw the emergence of the grunge movement, the domination of M.J. and the Bulls, and Bop It.  I was born in '91, so keep in mind my memory of the 90's doesn't span very far past pro wrestling. Something else important happened in the 90's and it's just now beginning to surface. Unless you are Northwestern Wildcats basketball coach Chris Collins, or a Glenbrook North High School ...

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Northern Illinois has a major opportunity this week

  The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has what could be their biggest -and most important- game of the season this week. On Saturday, NIU (1-0) will travel to Ryan Field in Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) in a game that could dictate the rest of the season for both teams. This is the chance for the Huskies to prove that last week's victory was no fluke. It's also a chance ...

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Realistic expectations for Northwestern in 2014

A new season is here and we can finally get back to some Wildcats football and get the realistic expectations for Northwestern in 2014. Last year was extremely tough to watch as we saw the Cats just crumble after a quick start to the season. The Cats started the season with four straight wins then dropped their next seven games before knocking off Illinois to end the season. One more win would have put the ...

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Five Key Offensive Players for Northwestern in 2014

Northwestern is glad last year is over and they can finally start over. With very high expectations in 2013 coming off the win in the Gator Bowl in 2012, they went 1-7 in conference play and were not bowl eligible at the end of the season. This season is starting off the same way, with high expectations to at least get back to a bowl game. NU is returning 17 starters (9 offense, 8 defense) and with Kain Col ...

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