| 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 3, 2015
| 3:38 PM
As fate would have it, the first time Nancy Kennelly saw any real action on the Maine West varsity, the freshman guard was thrust into the spotlight by a medical emergency.
But once she got her first taste of the limelight, Kennelly stayed there the rest...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:13 PM
Traditionally, Drexel is known as one of the Colonial Athletic Association's most physical teams and as one of its hardest to beat.
But the Dragons incurred one of their most shocking losses ever Thursday night, and it was to a Division II program...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:57 PM
The preseason blow of losing Tracy Abrams to injury was a worry. Losing Rayvonte Rice last week was cast as a potentially fatal blow.
To win without two pivotal guards, Illinois needed a little more from everybody.
"It's going to take different guys...
| 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 4, 2015
| 8:42 PM
Wisconsin players showed their age and experience while dismantling a young Northwestern team 81-58 Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
"In a game like this, we have to have a lot of things go right to have a chance," Northwestern coach Chris Collins...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:18 PM
Northwestern coach Chris Collins is trying his best to "embrace the process" of developing his young Wildcats into winners.
But some steps are more agonizing than others.
Wednesday night's 72-67 home loss to Illinois and Sunday's frustrating...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:14 PM
For Northwestern coach Chris Collins, it's time to get fired up. For Illinois coach John Groce, an even-tempered analytic approach is being applied.
Both teams are trying to find their footing in a slippery Big Ten as they prepare to meet Wednesday...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:15 PM
A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game.
The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday.
Those achievements would whip...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:42 PM
For starters, Northwestern dug itself a hole it couldn't crawl out of Wednesday night as Georgia Tech rolled to a 66-58 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Wildcats coach Chris Collins said he is considering a different starting lineup when his team travels to...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
TV/radio: 3:30 p.m. Saturday; FOX-32, WGN-AM 720, WGWG-FM 87.7.
Records: Northwestern 5-2; Butler 6-1.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: Butler has won 16 straight nonconference games at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Northwestern has lost two straight, including a 66-...