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
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
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
This was not college basketball at it's finest. Not by a long shot. The Illinois Fighting Illini, playing in their second home, the near west side's United Center struggled with their sister school, the UIC Flames all day. Despite the presence of two local teams, the crowd was small. The UC looked 40-60% empty all day, but perhaps that because basketball fans are saving … [Read more...] about Illini Struggle, Get Beat By Sister School UIC- Seriously!
By Mike Gallagher Gophers Basketball junior forward Paul Carter is leaving the University of Minnesota to move closer to his family, the University announced earlier today. … [Read more...] about Paul Carter Leaving Minnesota
By Mike Gallagher In a season full of more ups and downs than a VH1 Tool Academy marathon, the Gophers strangely faded off into the college basketball offseason without a peep. … [Read more...] about Gophers Basketball Season Recap
By Mike Gallagher In a weekend filled with excitement for University of Minnesota basketball, some came out of the third annual 76 Classic a little disappointed. The Gophers haven’t played in a tournament this publicized and full of big name programs in recent memory, so just being in it at all was exciting. Two losses, both to unranked teams, wasn’t exactly what Tubby … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Gopher Basketball Will Be Alright