Bill Carmody

Tom Pritchard #25 of the Indiana Hoosiers grabs a rebound during the Big Ten Conference game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Assembly Hall on February 15, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 18 Hoosiers Hold Off Northwestern 71-66

Cody Zeller kept Indiana in the game Wednesday night. Verdell Jones’ late charge proved to be the difference.


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

Northwestern Holds Off Illinois 74-70

Northwestern’s formula for Sunday’s 74-70 win against Illinois was a familiar one: stick to a guard-heavy six-man rotation, and hit open shots.


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

Shoulder Surgery Sidelines NU’s Demps For Season

Northwestern freshman guard Tre Demps will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the Wildcats announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Bill Carmody

Northwestern Beats Seton Hall To Win Charleston Classic

Northwestern showed experience, depth and poise to earn itself a tournament title at the Charleston Classic. Does that mean the Wildcats are ready to reach a much more important tournament come March?

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

John Shurna

Northwestern Beats Texas-Pan American 60-36

John Shurna scored a 15 points and Luka Mirkovic added 12 to lead Northwestern to a 60-36 season-opening victory over Texas-Pan American on Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Wisch: Start Demanding Wins, Stop Rewarding Mediocrity at NU

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked NU as the 12th-best college in the country. The school demands academic excellence. So why does its athletic program so revel in mediocrity?

CBS Chicago–10/29/2011

Dan Persa

Shepkowski: Persa Push Already Paying Off

What is a small private school with very little football tradition like Northwestern doing spending money on billboards across the country to promote Dan Persa’s Heisman Trophy campaign?

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Mike Thompson and Bill Carmody

Carmody: Wildcats ‘Psyched’ For NIT Tournament

The Northwestern Wildcats may have missed out on their first NCAA Tournament bid, but the team was able to secure their third-straight postseason appearance, a school record.

670 The Score–03/15/2011

JerShon Cobb

Doyle: Lack Of Basketball History Hurts Wildcats’ Recruiting

Northwestern University is one of the most academically prestigious colleges in the country. As a result, recruiting high school athletes to attend there over other schools can be difficult.

670 The Score–02/17/2011

Bill Carmody

Carmody: Wildcats ‘Making The Right Strides’ Towards Tournament

The Northwestern University men’s basketball team has never made the NCAA Tournament in the previous 71 years of the tournament’s existence. The Wildcats are a long shot this year, but their first bid could come soon.

670 The Score–02/08/2011

John Shurna

Northwestern Falls To Minnesota

After leading the Minnesota Golden Gophers by one point after the first half, the Northwestern Wildcats knew they would have a tough game to finish. Minnesota exploded in the second half and dominated Northwestern, giving […]


Bill Carmody

Bernstein: Northwestern Should Just Play Ball

When Duke’s Tommy Amaker was a red-hot assistant coach making the interview rounds in the early 1990s, he was said to have applied a litmus test to prospective employers that would determine if he could succeed there.

670 The Score–01/11/2011

John Shurna

Wisch: Did Northwestern’s Season End Last Night?

Death, Taxes and Northwestern. Some things just never change. And I’m wondering if they ever will.


John Shurna

Hoge: Chicago-Area Basketball Preview

It’s an idea that makes a lot of sense, but has never gained any steam. Why don’t all of the Chicago-area college basketball teams play each other in a yearly challenge?

670 The Score–11/03/2010

Kevin Coble

Northwestern’s Coble To Skip Senior Season

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Kevin Coble, one of Northwestern’s top players, has chosen to skip his senior season after sitting out with a broken left foot last year. The team’s leading scorer and rebounder for three […]