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Brad Underwood Sets Foundation At Illinois With Signing Of Mark Smith"To get Mr. Basketball, in this state, we have to be the option, not an option," Underwood says.
Report: Northwestern, Pat Fitzgerald Agree On Contract ExtensionFitzgerald is 77-62 in his 11 years leading the Wildcats, who went 7-6 and won the Pinstripe Bowl in 2016.
Report: Northwestern, Chris Collins Reach Deal On Contract ExtensionCollins directed the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament berth in school history last season.
The Bernstein Brief: Penn State's Troubling StatementPenn State continues to show it has deep and endemic problems in handling the child rape scandal on its campus.
The Bernstein Brief: Final Four Talent A Sign Of The TimesIt's possible not a single player in the Final Four is drafted in the lottery.
The Bernstein Brief: Indiana Didn't Pursue Steve AlfordIndiana officials had a strong opposition to Alford, due primarily to his misbehavior regarding Pierre Pierce and sexual assault cases when at Iowa.
The Bernstein Brief: Nobody To Root Against In This Final FourForget finding a real villain, it's hard even manufacturing a perceived reason to dislike any of these teams.
Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer Has Many Scouts BelievingThe Bears were among teams on hand to see Kizer's performance Thursday at his pro day.
Central Florida Beats Illinois 68-58 In NIT QuarterfinalsJamall Walker went 2-1 as the interim coach after replacing John Groce, who was fired after the Big Ten Tournament.
Illinois' Brad Underwood On Scheduling Illinois State: 'I'm Just About Open To Everything'Illinois State has made its plea to play a school like Illinois.
DiCaro: An Open Letter To Indiana AD Fred Glass Regarding Steve AlfordUntil Alford truly grasps the errors of his past, this alumna believes he has no place in Bloomington.
Hershkovich: Capitalizing On In-State Talent Key For Brad Underwood's Goal Of Illinois Resurgence“Winning a national championship is something that can happen here," Underwood says.
Bernstein: Brad Underwood's Tall Task At IllinoisUniversity power brokers want sustained national prominence and for Chicago players to be a big reason why.
Illinois Rolls Past Boise State 71-56 In 2nd Round Of NITBrad Underwood, who became the 18th coach in program history for the Illini, was in attendance.
After 1 Season At Oklahoma State, Brad Underwood Settles In At Illinois"I felt this was an elite program," Underwood says.
Chris Collins Talks Technical Foul, Desire To Stay At Northwestern, Historic Season"The finality of the NCAA Tournament to me is the most brutal part of it," Collins says.
Brad Underwood On Illinois: 'This Program Should Be Elite -- That's Why I'm Here'"We're one of the best programs in the country," Underwood said. "We got to start acting like that, we have to start thinking like that."
Gruen: Brad Underwood's Past Accomplishments Bode Well For Future At IllinoisForget the circumstances of Underwood's hiring and look at his resume.
The Bernstein Brief: NCAA Makes Coach's Wacky Wife A StoryLynn Marshall, wife of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, was creating a scene during the game Sunday.
Northwestern's Historic Season Ends With 79-73 Loss To Top-Seeded GonzagaThe Wildcats finished the season 24-12 when a second-half rally fell short.
Northwestern's Chris Collins Receives Technical Foul After Arguing Missed Call Late In 2nd HalfWith the help of a missed call, Gonzaga prevailed 79-73 against Northwestern.
Illinois Hires Brad Underwood As New Basketball CoachUnderwood spent this past season at Oklahoma State after three years at Stephen F. Austin.
West Virginia Knocks Notre Dame Out In 2nd Round, 83-71Jevon Carter scored 24 points.
Doug Collins Stays Out Of Spotlight During Son's Wildcats Run: 'This Is CC Time'Doug Collins, the father of Northwestern coach Chris Collins, declined to talk about his roller-coaster experience watching as a fan.
The Bernstein Brief: Two Smart Schools Make For One Dumb FinishExciting and dumb aren't mutually exclusive, as Northwestern and Vanderbilt showed.
Northwestern Fans Cheer On 'Cardiac 'Cats,' Breathe Massive Sigh Of ReliefNorthwestern's win against Vanderbilt was suspenseful, including for students and alums who tuned in.
Northwestern Grabs 68-66 Win Against Vanderbilt In Its NCAA Tournament DebutBryant McIntosh's two late free throws lifted the Wildcats into the round of 32.
Notre Dame Hangs On To Beat Princeton, 60-58The Irish are into the round of 32 after dodging a last-second 3-point attempt by the Tigers.
Indiana Fires Tom Crean After 9 SeasonsCrean went 166-135 at Indiana overall.
Game Day Arrives As Wildcats Begin First NCAA Tournament RunNorthwestern University basketball has never seen a day quite like this one; Thursday afternoon, the Wildcats will play their first-ever NCAA Tournament game.

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