Last summer Jimmy Collins stepped down as college basketball coach at UIC. Collins spent 14 seasons as the Flames’ head coach and guided UIC to the first three NCAA tournament berths in school history. He is the all-time winningest coach in school history with 218 victories from 1996-2010. Current Athletic Director Jim Schmidt, who’s been with the university for 25 years, … [Read more...] about Rough First Year at UIC for Howard Moore as Flames Continue Rebuilding
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Butler Bulldogs a Good Role Model for UIC Flames
For a solid blueprint to success, the team playing at the campus colloquially known as "Circle" can look to their "Circle City" conference brethren. "Butler has a program that we're aspiring to be, not that we're trying to be Butler," said UIC first year Head Coach Howard Moore, who previously worked as an assistant under Bo Ryan at Wisconsin. "We're aspiring for that … [Read more...] about Butler Bulldogs a Good Role Model for UIC Flames
Does ‘The Butler Way’ Lead to a Return NCAA Tournament Trip?
Beneath the Hoosier Sky last March, the Butler Bulldogs unfolded one of the greatest stories in college basketball history. And had that last second half-court heave stayed down and fallen through in the national title game, history would not have denied the glow of the victory firelight for the "home team" at Lucas Oil Field. Just one more basket and the small mid-major … [Read more...] about Does ‘The Butler Way’ Lead to a Return NCAA Tournament Trip?
Butler Bulldogs 79, UIC Flames 52: Rapid Reaction
If you read a lot of March Madness bracket projections (as college hoops nerds such as I often do) you might have noticed the Butler Bulldogs beginning the day as one of the last college basketball teams into the field of 68. So with a road trip to UIC and a home game against Loyola waiting to finish up the conference slate, it was imperative the Bulldogs win big over … [Read more...] about Butler Bulldogs 79, UIC Flames 52: Rapid Reaction