Retaining Drew Crawford was priority number one for Chris Collins when he began his new regime at Northwestern. You may have been wondering why Northwestern forward Drew Crawford struggled so much during his senior season. His game was off because he wasn't healthy. Drew Crawford underwent surgery on his right shoulder after being diagnosed with having a torn labrum. He was … [Read more...] about As Drew Crawford goes, so goes Northwestern
Every year Northwestern Wildcats basketball beats a couple ranked teams during the Big Ten slate. So whenever they play someone good at home you want to be there so you can see a big event, right? Like when the fans stormed the court after taking down a top ten Michigan State team last year. Well the "Wildside" student section doesn't seem to think so. They hardly … [Read more...] about Northwestern upsets #12 Gophers, in front of very poor student showing
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. … [Read more...] about #72 Northwestern Wildcats: College Basketball 111 in 111
Northwestern basketball coach Bill Carmody announced the addition of Chier Ajou (pronounced SHEER ah-JOE) to the program for the upcoming 2012-13 season. But he may not be eligible until 2013-14, depending on the NCAA ruling At 7-foot-2, Ajou becomes the tallest player in Northwestern history. He competed for two years for Culver (Ind.) Academies prior to attending prep … [Read more...] about Northwestern signs tallest player in school history; Luol Deng’s Cousin
Things are looking brighter for Bill Carmody in Evanston. Not only will he have one of his best recruiting classes ever coming in, with actual legitimate big men for the first time in a long time, but he also has immediate veteran help on the way to Northwestern. That would be Louisville Cardinals forward Jared Swopshire, who was a contributor for the Big East power before … [Read more...] about Louisville’s Jared Swopshire transfers to Northwestern
There are financial advantages to letting Bill Carmody finish out his contract at Northwestern, as there won’t be a buyout. NU needs to put more money into its next coach and the program as a whole when that coach takes over. Even if Carmody makes the Big Dance next season, the school has to help him out by upgrading facilities and re-examining admission standards. Without a … [Read more...] about Who might replace Bill Carmody at Northwestern?
Bill Carmody’s seat is warm. Warmer than he has ever felt it before and warmer than a seat typically gets for coaches at Northwestern. After yet another year in which his team failed to miss the NCAA Tournament, Carmody is taking heat. And he certainly deserves it. This year’s team underachieved. It failed in the clutch so many times throughout the season and couldn’t … [Read more...] about Should Northwestern give Bill Carmody another year?
Michigan picked up their most significant victory of the season Saturday night, edging Ohio State by five points in a game that had more to do with the Wolverines' suffocating half court defense than any of the Buckeyes' shortcomings on offense. The win pushed the Maize and Blue's sterling record at Crisler Arena this season to 15-0. In two key matchups where the … [Read more...] about Michigan at Northwestern: can Wolverines carry momentum on the road?