| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:11 PM
With the Big Ten season rapidly approaching, Northwestern coach Chris Collins continues searching for a viable team identity.
Saturday's 67-61 victory over Western Michigan provided another clue. The Broncos stormed out to an 11-2 lead and the Wildcats...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:26 PM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — His team's performance did not unfold as aesthetically as Chris Collins had projected Tuesday, but the flu-ridden Northwestern coach was quite pleased with the result — a 51-47 victory over Rutgers as the Wildcats won...
| Jan 1, 2015
Northwestern has an abundance of interchangeable parts along the perimeter entering its Big Ten home-opener Sunday against Wisconsin.
But the center of attention for the physically challenging conference season is 7-foot, 270-pound Alex Olah, who will...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 9:55 AM
TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Sunday; BTN, WMVP-AM 1000.
Records: Wisconsin 13-1, 1-0 Big Ten; Northwestern 10-4, 1-0.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats beat Rutgers on Tuesday to win their first Big Ten opener since 2005-06. The No. 4 Badgers, coming...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Northwestern's opening act was not aesthetically pleasing, yet the Wildcats managed to emerge with a 65-58 non-conference victory over Houston Baptist on Friday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
"I am not going to apologize for winning, I never will,"...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Streaming video/radio: 7 p.m., Thursday; BTN-Plus, WGWG-FM 87.7.
Records: North Florida 1-1; Northwestern 2-0.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Wildcats won one on the road Monday night when they defeated Brown 69-56. Coach Chris Collins was pleased...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 9:06 PM
In recent years, Big Ten basketball has surpassed Big Ten football in terms of depth and national relevance. That trend continues this season as the league boasts a national title contender in Wisconsin. It's anybody's guess where everyone else will...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:02 PM
TV/radio: 7 p.m. Friday; BTN-Plus, WGWG-FM 87.7.
Records: Houston Baptist 6-25 2013-14; Northwestern 14-19.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: Touted freshmen Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh team with veterans JerShon Cobb, Alex Olah and Tre Demps. Huskies...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:26 PM
They have grown tired of hearing: "Wait till next year."
And we're not talking about the Cubs this time
Northwestern appears primed to advance to the next level, which would mean earning its first invitation to the NCAA tournament. While that would be...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:55 PM
In Shannon Ryan's predicted order of finish.
2013-14 record: 30-8, 12-6 Big Ten (T-2nd).
Big Ten tournament: Lost to Michigan State in the semifinals.
NCAA tournament: Lost to Kentucky in the Final Four.
Key players: Center Frank...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Chris Collins intends to do a better job of pacing his players — and himself — during his second year as Northwestern's basketball coach.
"I am a much better coach today than I was a year ago," Collins said. "There are a lot of things in...