A Northwestern player winning the Big Ten Silver Basketball award? We're a long way off from that and there's a ton of college basketball left to be played, but it might just happen. NU junior forward John Shurna (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) earned his second Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor this season and the fourth of his career. Shurna led the … [Read more...] about Northwestern’s Shurna Wins 2nd Big 10 Player of Week Award
It's very early in the college basketball season, but Northwestern's John Shurna is first among all Big Ten players in scoring; as well as first overall in 3pt field goals made. Shurna's teammate Drew Crawford is third, giving the 'Cats an exciting high-scoring team. In 2009-10, Shurna was named the nation’s Most Improved Player by Sporting News. Shurna’s scoring average … [Read more...] about Northwestern’s John Shurna: Big Ten’s Leading Scorer
Northwestern head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody announced seniors Jeff Ryan (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Michael Thompson (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) have been selected team captains for the upcoming season. "Jeff and Michael have proven to be tremendous leaders throughout their careers and have set a great example to their teammates through their dedication … [Read more...] about Northwestern B-ball names Captains, Departs for Italian Adventure
By Paul M. Banks Regarding college basketball in the state of Illinois, it is the worst of times. And it's again the worst of times. We may get zero teams in the NCAA tournament. And it's all over from the Wisconsin border to the edge of the state that neighbors Kentucky. SIU was on the national stage for much of the 2000s, today they're irrelevant. DePaul has been a joke … [Read more...] about Illinois or Northwestern: Who Choked Worse?