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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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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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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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Alex Olah prepares for his biggest challenge of the season

  EVANSTON- The 10-4 (1-0 Big Ten) Northwestern Wildcats are in prime position to make a run this year. They've won four games in-a-row, five of their last six, and have improved on the defensive side of the floor (allowing just 58 points per game). On Sunday night however, the Cats' will face what could be their biggest challenge of the season. The fourth-ranked, 13-1 (1-0 Big Ten) Wisconsin Badgers m ...

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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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