| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Bill Carmody has elevated Northwestern basketball from Point C to Point B. Or is it Z to B?
He took over after Kevin O'Neill's 1999-2000 misfits went 5-25. The point guard, Collier Drayton, was legally blind in one eye. Two years later, Carmody's crew...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Chier Ajou’s commitment went from verbal to written Wednesday, meaning that the 7-foot-2 Ajou will become the tallest player in Northwestern history.
The school hopes he can suit up this season, but the native of South Sudan (his name is pronounced...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Jim Phillips began the toughest day of his tenure as Northwestern athletic director at 8 a.m. Saturday by telling the father of his son's seventh-grade basketball coach how much he respected him.
The meeting with Bill Carmody lasted long enough to...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Academic issues were the main reason Northwestern suspended JerShon Cobb for the 2012-13 season, the Tribune has learned.
Subpar grades left Cobb ineligible for the fall quarter. And the talented swingman continues to struggle with left hip tendinitis...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Northwestern has added even more size to its basketball program by landing preferred walk-on Aaron Liberman.
Liberman is a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward/center from Los Angeles who last year played and studied abroad in Israel. He plays with a yarmulke...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Ask John Shurna where he’s living these days, and the Glen Ellyn native will reply, “The airport.”
Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer will have worked out for 13 teams by Thursday’s NBA draft. He missed graduation to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Northwestern hoops got a major boost Monday when Jaren Sina, a four-star point guard from New Jersey, verbally committed.
ESPN rates him as the nation’s 75th-best rising senior and Scout.com has him 82nd, making him perhaps the top recruit of the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Northwestern will have just three chances to notch road/neutral-court non-conference victories next season.
Coach Bill Carmody's Wildcats will take on Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Dec. 4 and two yet-to-be-determined opponents in the South Padre Island...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:41 PM
After winning Tuesday’s news conference, Chris Collins no doubt believes he improved to 2-for-2 on Friday by retaining Tavaras Hardy.
Northwestern’s longtime assistant is the program’s strongest link to Drew Crawford, who continues...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Duke’s NCAA tournament Friday against Albany returns Blue Devils associate head coach Chris Collins to his boyhood home.
Collins’ father, Doug, coaches the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and played for the team from 1973-81. Chris was born...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Chris Collins dined in the Chicago area Wednesday with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro, sources told the Tribune.
Here's guessing they raised a glass and spoke of their sweet expectations -- to end the Wildcats' 75-year run of missing the NCAA...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Chris Collins and Pat Fitzgerald both grew up as sports stars in suburban Chicago.
Both Collins and Fitzgerald are 38 and born in 1974 — Collins eight months earlier in April. Both enthusiastically view each day as an opportunity to improve and...