Chicago State Basketball Coach Very Optimistic About School’s Big Picture

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As we approach the end of pre-conference season, most college basketball teams will be focused on getting resume wins and winning their respective conferences once league play begins. For the Chicago State basketball program, it’s a win to just keep playing. “Survive and advance” is a mantra of the NCAA Tournament, but the ideal applies to Chicago State basketball, not just on the team level, but the program level.

That’s because Chicago State basketball is dealing with massive issues, long term, on the university level.

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Chicago State Coach Tracy Dildy Says Northwestern in B1G Top Five

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Chicago State Basketball Coach Tracy Dildy is very high on Northwestern this year.

I cannot stress that enough. To say he’s optimistic about the Northwestern Wildcats prospects during the 2016-17 season would be a tremendous understatement.

“This is clearly a NCAA Tournament team,” Dildy said after CSU lost at Northwestern 68-64. “When they get their injured guys back, they’re probably going to be a top one or two team in the Big Ten…Right now they’re one of the top five or six teams in the Big Ten.”

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College Basketball Shouldn’t Begin Until January

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In negotiation, it’s called the “door in the face” technique.

Your initial pitch is far out, because you’re content to settle later somewhere in the middle with the opposition. Thus we make our pitch that college basketball should not commence until after the New Year.

Maybe that’s seems preposterous to you? Ok, how about we just shorten the season some and commence the campaign a bit later?

Approach this idea with an open mind.

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J.J., Derek and T.J. Watt: Wisconsin Football Surpass Duke Hoops’ Plumlees

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Wake Forest F John Collins a NBA Draft First Round Prospect

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Raise a glass to Wake Forest Forward John Collins, a dominant college big with some solid NBA Draft stock. John Collins is not to be confused with the cocktail of the same name invented in London back in the 1860s; or the more popular drink known as a Tom Collins for that matter.

The sophomore big man is getting some love as a NBA Draft first round prospect.

“I can see that.” Northwestern basketball Coach Chris Collins responded when we brought this topic up.

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Purdue-Villanova Basketball Game Was More Entertaining than Most in November

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Like every other sport and/or league, NCAA Division I college basketball is a world of haves and have nots. Unlike other sports and leagues, the gap between the elites and the also-rans is wider than you can ever imagine. Even though it’s only November, top tier college basketball is still top tier college basketball.

Your defending national championships, the #4 Villanova basketball team, pulled out an exciting, fun to watch 79-76 win tonight at #15 Purdue.

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B1G Basketball Power Rankings: Every Team as a Past or Present Presidential Candidate

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It’s November 8th B1G basketball fans! Huzzah, if you’re reading this it means that we actually made it through the strangest, ugliest and most low brow election cycle in the history of our glorious democracy. Election Day fell on the latest possible day that it possibly could, and that’s unfortunate, given how one poll showed that 13% of respondents preferred a meteor hitting the Earth to Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.

Hey, it’s all over tomorrow and then we can all move on to other past times like college hoops, which tips off its season on Friday.

Viva la Revolucion!

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Nebraska Basketball Mired in Mediocrity (Big Ten Preview)

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In losing their top two scorers from a year ago, the Nebraska basketball program figures to once again struggle in the Big Ten. [Read more…]

Rutgers Basketball has Steep Hill to Climb Under Steve Pikiell (Big Ten Preview)

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Steve Pikiell takes over a Rutgers basketball program that has won just three Big Ten games since joining the conference two years ago. [Read more…]

Kansas Basketball: 2016-17 Jayhawks Season Preview

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Twelve straight regular season conference championships for the Kansas basketball program… And despite losing five key contributors, the Jayhawks are once again the team to beat in the Big 12. [Read more…]

West Virginia Mountaineers Looking for Frontcourt Answers (Big 12 Preview)

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The West Virginia Mountaineers have an experienced backcourt but holes to fill up-front. [Read more…]

Iowa State Cyclones to Rely on Experienced Backcourt (Big 12 Preview)

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With their entire starting frontcourt graduating, the Iowa State Cyclones will rely on their experienced backcourt. [Read more…]