| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In August or September, it would still be madness.
What else would you call a picturesque six-hour drive Thursday afternoon from wonderful Vineland, N.J. to slightly-more-wonderful Pittsburgh, Pa., alone with my thoughts and an iPod full of songs I&...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:31 AM
Joe Boylan was sitting with Jimmy Patsos at last Saturday's Loyola-Duke lacrosse game when the former athletic director asked the man he had hired as the school's basketball coach eight years ago if he had any preference as to where Greyhounds would...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:52 PM
He had managed it all through high school, and his dad had played with a guy who'd done it at Maryland, so the idea wasn't completely alien to Robert Olson when Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos pitched it his freshman year:
Why not play basketball and tennis?...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:30 PM
President Obama says he had "Linsanity" before Linsanity was cool.
"I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did," Obama said in an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons for his new site, Grantland. "I've been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Erik Etherly knows something about renewing old relationships. Though too young to remember the details of his parents' divorce when he was a year old, the Loyola University basketball player is still amazed at the fact that they remarried when he was 14....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Less than 24 hours after winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament and securing its first NCAA tournament berth since 1994, the Loyola men's basketball team arrived at BWI-Marshall Airport this morning looking tired and happy following its...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:28 AM
Loyola entered what coach Jimmy Patsos called "part 3" of its season Saturday night; and the Greyhounds, already the most-successful team in the school's Division I history, did it well.
"We went and played a tough non-conference schedule and we did well...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:20 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced the firing of basketball coach Bruce Weber after nine seasons Friday morning, ending months of speculation as the team's fortunes rapidly declined.
Weber's early seasons at Illinois...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
There was a moment in last Monday's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament final against Fairfield when Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos stared for several seconds toward the court during a television timeout, holding his two index fingers close...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Jimmy Patsos can pinpoint the day when his Loyola basketball team began its ascent that ultimately brought the Greyhounds to the brink of the school's first NCAA tournament appearance in 18 years. It came two days after New Year's last season, during a...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Basketball fans in town from Virginia now have two teams to pull for on Saturday: Virginia Commonwealth against Indiana and Louisville's opponent, New Mexico.
Cardinals' coach Rick Pitino may have added to his team's anti-fan base Friday when asked about...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Northwestern returned to Evanston from its NIT loss at Washington early Saturday morning.
As of Wednesday afternoon, NU athletic director Jim Phillips had yet to complete his evaluation of basketball coach Bill Carmody. Phillips declined comment again...