| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:30 PM
Four freshmen have received significant playing time for Northwestern this season, most notably starting point guard Bryant McIntosh and forward Vic Law.
"Overall I have been really pleased with how they have done," coach Chris Collins said of his young...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:48 AM
JerShon Cobb barely has a leg to stand on.
When he is not hobbling along on the basketball court, he is wearing a protective walking boot. Lingering foot and knee injuries have broken down the body of the Northwestern senior guard.
"I had surgery on...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:11 PM
Northwestern coach Chris Collins continues to reassure his beleaguered Wildcats during their eight-game losing streak that better times are ahead and that this is a test of their mental and emotional fortitude.
Facing No. 5 Wisconsin on Saturday at...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:03 PM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When is enough, enough?
Northwestern coach Chris Collins is left wondering after his team dropped a 56-54 heart-breaker Saturday night to Michigan at the Crisler Center. The Wildcats have lost four straight.
"It's not easy...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 3:15 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chris Collins looked at his team's upcoming Big Ten schedule recently and said it would make him "sick to his stomach" if he dwelled on it.
Sunday's immediate challenge was a visit to Michigan State, where the Wildcats have...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:07 AM
TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720.
Records: Illinois 10-6, 1-3 Big Ten; Northwestern 10-6, 1-2.
Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois' defense has tightened the last two games, holding both Maryland and Nebraska to fewer than 60...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:14 AM
TV/radio: 11 a.m. Sunday; BTN, WGN-AM 720.
Records: Northwestern 10-5, 1-1 Big Ten; Michigan State 11-5, 2-1.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: Michigan State ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring defense (60.1), while the Wildcats are right behind them at...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:49 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...