Breakin’ It Down: Northwestern Fights But Falls Against The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines

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I don’t believe in moral victories in nearly any circumstance but there are some positives that fans of the Northwestern Wildcats can take forward despite the final score they saw Wednesday against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Several times […]

Game Preview: Northwestern Wildcats Visit No. 1 Michigan

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Just as Northwestern Wildcats fans were getting back on the NCAA Tournament bandwagon, the caravan crashed into a fiery heap as the Nebraska Cornhuskers outworked the Wildcats to grab their 2nd Big Ten win and throw more questions than answers into the […]

Breakin’ It Down: Northwestern Upsets The No. 12 Minnesota Golden Gophers

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In the last few years, I’ve been a pretty harsh critic of the Northwestern Wildcats Bill Carmody. The late season swoons, inability to rebound and the lack of a true man-to-man defense had me at my wits’ end. After the […]

Game Preview: No. 12 Minnesota Visits The Northwestern Wildcats

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It doesn’t get any easier in the Big Ten now does it? That’s the question the Northwestern Wildcats are certainly asking themselves as they get ready to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers tonight at Welsh-Ryan Arena. It’s the third […]

Let’s Stop Playing Musical Chairs With The Number One Spot In The Polls

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This year has lived up to expectations so far and to some that’s not a good thing. There are really no great teams just instead a handful of good ones. Each of them keeps losing when they are ranked in […]

Don’t Be A Fool, College Basketball’s Regular Season Is Plenty Meaningful

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Did a January Saturday feel like a March Thursday for a while there? From the Yum Center to Charles Koch Arena to the Pauley Pavilion, and plenty of places in between, there were some big time battles early this […]

Preview: Northwestern Faces Stiff Test As Indiana Comes To Evanston

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The Northwestern Wildcats are coming off a big win against the Illinois Fighting Illini, and what’s their reward? Getting to face the #2 Indiana Hoosiers at home. Oh, and “the cream and crimson” are coming off of a tough loss […]

Your Viewers Guide To A “Sensational Saturday” In College Basketball

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Breakin’ It Down: Northwestern Shocks #22 Illinois To Pick Up 2nd Big Ten Win

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That was certainly not what I expected. Thanks to strong three point shooting and pretty solid man-to-man defense, the Northwestern Wildcats were able to go on the road and take down the struggling Illinois Fighting Illini. Let’s break it down… […]

Forget 68 Teams, Let’s Get The NCAA Tournament Back To 48

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I’m sure I’ll be called “Oscar the Grouch” or a “Debbie Downer” but I want to state off the bat what should be obvious. I love college hoops. That’s why I want to change the greatest event in sports, at […]

Preview: #23 Illinois Hosts Northwestern As Both Teams Look To Rebound

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Preview: Northwestern Wildcats vs. #23 Illinois Fighting Illini, 8:15 EST, TV: Big Ten Network Talk about two teams needing to get a bad taste out of their collective mouths. The Fighting Illini weren’t ready to play in their last game […]

Big Ten Preview: Northwestern Looks to Even Their Conference Record Against Iowa on Sunday

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You’ll probably hear this from me at points throughout this season but this time I mean it. This is the biggest game so far of the Northwestern Wildcats season. Heck, you can say the same for the Iowa Hawkeyes as […]