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Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Tommy Amaker.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisch: Amaker Isn’t The Answer For Northwestern

Since 1920, Northwestern has had just one basketball coach who actually was able to leave Evanston with a winning record – and probably his sanity – intact.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2013

Bill Carmody looks on Thursday in what was his last game at Northwestern. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bill Carmody Out At Northwestern

Bill Carmody is officially out at Northwestern, ending a 13-year run that did not include any NCAA Tournament berths.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2013

Bill Carmody looks on Thursday in what was his last game at Northwestern. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Carmody Could Be Fired, But He’s Not The Biggest Problem

The general consensus is that Carmody’s job is in the hands of Phillips right now, but a new question was raised after Thursday’s loss: Does Carmody even want to return?

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Bill Carmody and Chris Collins. (Photo credits: Getty Images.)

Wisch: NU Would Be Smart To Replace Bill Carmody With Chris Collins

He needs to cut the cord with Bill Carmody. Then, if NU’s AD is as smart as NU’s student body, he’ll make every effort to replace him with Duke associate head coach Chris Collins, a prodigal North Shore son who would fit Evanston like a winter glove.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

Jared Swopshire. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Swopshire Latest Wildcat Lost For Season

Jared Swopshire’s collegiate career came to a premature end Tuesday when the Northwestern senior guard had to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats loses the ball between Jon Horford #15 and Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines during the first half at Crisler Center on January 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top-Ranked Michigan Rolls Past Northwestern 68-46

Northwestern needed a nearly flawless performance to have a chance of upsetting top-ranked Michigan. Instead, it was the Wolverines who opened up a comfortable lead with a stellar display of shooting at the outset.


Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Zeller Leads Indiana Past Northwestern, 67-59

Cody Zeller had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 2 Indiana beat Northwestern 67-59 Sunday.


Bill Carmody

Wisch: How Much Longer Can Carmody Last At Northwestern?

With no games scheduled until Monday, the Northwestern basketball team is taking a break this week. But here in the meantime, what I’m wondering is if the Northwestern basketball program will ever decide to break away from coach Bill Carmody.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Butler Defeats Northwestern 74-65

Smith, the Bulldogs’ 6-foot-11 senior center, scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half.


Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Beats Delaware State 69-50

Drew Crawford scored 18 points and Northwestern hit a dozen 3-pointers Tuesday night as Northwestern beat Delaware State 69-50.


JerShon Cobb. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Report: NU’s Cobb Was Suspended For Academics

Northwestern didn’t give a reason when head coach Bill Carmody suspended junior guard JerShon Cobb for the entire 2012-13 basketball season, but it appears the reason was academics.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2012

JerShon Cobb.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern Suspends JerShon Cobb For 2012-13 Season

Northwestern announced Friday is has suspended junior guard JerShon Cobb for the entire 2012-13 season due to violations of a team policy.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Mike Thompson and Bill Carmody

Phillips On Northwestern: ‘I’m Not Satisfied’

Northwestern has since decided to retain Carmody, and athletic director Jim Phillips said expectations have never been higher for the Wildcats.

670 The Score–03/23/2012

Bill Carmody. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bill Carmody To Return As Northwestern’s Head Coach

Carmody led the Wildcats to their fourth straight NIT this season, but came under fire when the team failed in a number of chances to secure the school’s first ever NCAA Tournament berth.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Duke associate head coach Chris Collins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Duke’s Collins Would Take Northwestern Job

Duke associate head coach Chris Collins reportedly prefers the Northwestern job over the Illinois job.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Bill Carmody

Wisch: Enough Excuses, It’s Time For NU To Let Carmody Go

After 12 years, you can’t say that Carmody hasn’t had his chance in Evanston. He has.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Bill Carmody covers his head during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. (Getty Images)

Hoge: A Bubble-Blasting ­­­­Butchery For Northwestern

Barring a collective sympathy vote by the NCAA Selection Tournament Committee, the Wildcats will likely be – and should be – on the outside looking in on Selection Sunday.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

John Shurna. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Shurna’s Heave Comes Up Short, But AD Phillips Still Has Hope

A 22-ounce basketball never carried so much weight for a program that desperately needed it to find its way inside the 18-inch diameter of the rim.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Shurna Lifts Northwestern Over Penn State 67-66

John Shurna made two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to give Northwestern a 67-66 win over Penn State on Saturday night.