| 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...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Northwestern hoped to introduce three new basketball players Thursday, but a paperwork delay has stalled the signing of center Alex Olah.
The school can’t talk about players it has not signed, but NU coaches are said to be no more than slightly...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 8:46 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier
6:09 a.m. Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) learns about some of Chicago's once-a-year special holiday products.
6:38 a.m. Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson discusses the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Tre Demps’ freshman season came to an end Tuesday when the Northwestern guard underwent surgery on his left shoulder.
The Wildcats expect him to return to the court in 4-5 months. The all-state player from Texas and son of New Orleans Hornets...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Beating Michigan State was good for the health of Northwestern’s RPI, an important gauge of its NCAA tournament chances.
As for the health of the team, that’s another matter.
NU coach Bill Carmody does not know whether guard Alex Marcotullio...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:41 PM
At the start of the season, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody was concerned about big-man depth because NU’s only centers are Luka Mirkovic and Davide Curletti.
But now the major problem is the other four spots.
Alex Marcotullio won’t make the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Northwestern’s hunt for a reliable third scorer has no end in sight.
The Wildcats expected JerShon Cobb to fill that role, but he has not suited up since Jan. 4 and coach Bill Carmody said he has not practiced “in forever.”
| Feb 6, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Don't believe the standings.
In coach Bill Carmody's mind, his Northwestern team is undefeated.
"I told our guys: 'It's the beginning of the second half, and we are 1-0,'" Carmody said, taking a page from Bears coach Lovie Smith.
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Bill Carmody had seen enough. With just over 16 minutes to play Wednesday night, the Northwestern coach called timeout, peeled off his jacket and went to work in a huddle.
His Wildcats had led by 10 points late in the first half, and now they trailed...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:03 PM
At previous Northwestern fan events, basketball coach Bill Carmody said he’d recognize practically everyone in the room. The circle of purple-clad fans was small.
On Wednesday night at Pete Miller’s in Evanston, during the second of two NU...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:02 PM
Kale Abrahamson was walking on Northwestern’s lakefront Tuesday afternoon when he turned to basketball coach Bill Carmody and asked: “How do I do this? Do I just tell you I’m coming?”
And with that, Northwestern secured an...