2015 College Basketball transfers list


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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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Auston Anderson has more personality than your team’s RB


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Auston Anderson has a garrulous personality, as his Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald put it. The loquacious and witty Northwestern running back would stand out an entertaing dude if he hung out with you and your buddies on an average Saturday night.

So when you place Anderson and his gregarious nature within the sanitized press conference culture…well, he really does seem like…”he is….the most interesting man in the world.”

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Justin Jackson ready to take NU “Prime Time” in 2015


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Move over Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan, Glenbard North High School could have a new celebrity alumni in the making soon.

Justin Jackson, the Northwestern running back (not the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball player) had a huge breakout rookie season for NU in 2014. Jackson rushed for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns during his rookie campaign as he recorded the 16th 1,000-yard rushing season in program history and just the second by a freshman (Tyrell Sutton had 1,474 in 2005)

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Chris Collins didn’t show any real progress in year two


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Chris Collins “said all the right things” yesterday following his team’s rather decisive defeat at the hands of a desperate Indiana Hoosiers team. IU never really let NU have a chance Thursday night, as the Hoosiers were playing with their NCAA chances (and perhaps even Tom Crean’s job security) hanging in the balance.

The Hoosiers played with the sense of urgency that Illinois should have had, but lacked, earlier in the day. Following the loss, Chris Collins made it official that his Northwestern Wildcats would not be playing in the CBI.

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Alex Olah having a breakout season at Northwestern


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Northwestern has been plagued with very poor play from their center position for years and it took a player from Romania to finally break the trend. Alex Olah is a 7 footer who has had his ups and downs during his time in Evanston. It was not until Coach Chris Collins arrived on campus that Alex Olah started to reach his potential as a basketball player and started to play like a dominant big man.

Editor’s note: this Doug McDermott feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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Vic Law starts to make progress at Northwestern


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The Northwestern Wildcats have never made an NCAA men’s basketball tournament and barring a miracle, they will be on the outside looking in again this year. Coach Chris Collins is looking to break this “tradition” in the upcoming years and has recruited some talented pieces to achieve that goal.

Editor’s note: this Vic Law feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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NU’s Scottie Lindsey has Coach Collins’ Confidence


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The Northwestern Wildcats achieved their third straight victory in Big Ten Conference action yesterday by a resounding margin of 60-39. Coming off big wins against Iowa and Minnesota, the Cats kept it going thanks to Coach Chris Collins’ 2014 recruiting class.

Headlined by PG Bryant McIntosh and F Vic Law, a third member of NU’s freshman class has quietly produced nice numbers and has gained the confidence of Coach Collins…that would be  Scottie Lindsey.

Editor’s note: this Scottie Lindsey feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. 

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Basketball Gods grace Chris Collins; smite Iowa Hawkeyes


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Finally, the “basketball gods” have smiled upon Chris Collins and his Northwestern basketball program.

“I’m a believer in the basketball gods, I got that from Coach K, there’s basketball gods and sometimes the basketball gods are really harsh to you; and sometimes they can be good to you when you deserve it.”

“I really feel that shot by Uthoff [to send the game to overtime] went in to test us, in a sick kind of way,” said Collins.

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Northwestern basketball: they fight and fight, fight and fight and fight


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Obviously, Northwestern basketball has taken a step back in year two of the Chris Collins regime. Their 1-10 conference record; as well as a couple of the recent blow-outs attest to this. Last night was especially harsh, as “mop up time” actually commenced before the half.

It was a football like 38-14 at halftime, and it was 55-21 when the under 12 timeout approached. The wide margin between the two teams was very astounding when you consider how just a couple weeks ago the two finished regulation tied in East Lansing.

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AUDIO: Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald holds court on signing day


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Pat Fitzgerald announced the 20 young men that were officially signed today. Those were the operative phrases today, “young man” and “young men.” We heard each of those at least a dozen times.

Rivals ranks those men in Northwestern’s recruiting class 12th in the Big Ten, #55 overall. Scout ranks the Wildcats #46 overall 12th in the league CBS’ 24/7 ranks the Cats #52, 10th in the B1G.

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Former NU Coach Bill Carmody takes new coaching gig


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Bill Carmody is back. The 2004 Big Ten Coach of the Year and the most successful Coach in Northwestern basketball history will be named special assistant at Fairfield.

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Bryant McIntosh: NU basketball has a piece in place


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Bryant McIntosh is Northwestern basketball’s most important player this season.

By the time his career is over, people will look back and say that he was the best player on this specific roster.

Alex Olah might be the team’s best player right now, and that argument gained strength with his performance at Michigan. He also looked very good versus Illinois; although Maverick Morgan’s cluelessness on defense had a lot to do with that.

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