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.
Bill Carmody is officially out at Northwestern, ending a 13-year run that did not include any NCAA Tournament berths.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Cody Zeller had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 2 Indiana beat Northwestern 67-59 Sunday.
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.
Smith, the Bulldogs’ 6-foot-11 senior center, scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half.
Drew Crawford scored 18 points and Northwestern hit a dozen 3-pointers Tuesday night as Northwestern beat Delaware State 69-50.
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.
Northwestern announced Friday is has suspended junior guard JerShon Cobb for the entire 2012-13 season due to violations of a team policy.
Northwestern has since decided to retain Carmody, and athletic director Jim Phillips said expectations have never been higher for the Wildcats.
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.
Duke associate head coach Chris Collins reportedly prefers the Northwestern job over the Illinois job.
After 12 years, you can’t say that Carmody hasn’t had his chance in Evanston. He has.
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.
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.
John Shurna made two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to give Northwestern a 67-66 win over Penn State on Saturday night.
Cody Zeller kept Indiana in the game Wednesday night. Verdell Jones’ late charge proved to be the difference.