The Latest In Chicago College Basketball

  Even though the college basketball season has been over for three weeks now, there is still some activity amongst some of Chicago’s men’s basketball programs. Here is the latest….. The Loyola Ramblers announced recently that they will be joining the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1st of this year. They will essentially be replacing…

DePaul Snaps it’s Losing Streak While Loyola Gets Payback Against UIC

    Today was a very competitive day for Chicagoland college basketball with two major televised games on the schedule this afternoon. One game was nationally televised, the other was regionally televised. First up was the nationally televised game between DePaul and Rutgers in a Big East Conference match up in Rosemont. The Demons were…

Loyola Escapes With a Victory In Overtime Thriller

The Final Score Tonight the Ramblers finally snapped their four-game losing streak. But they didn’t do it unscathed. They barley made it out of the Jones Convocation Center in one piece. Loyola had to make changes to it’s usual game plan from the beginning. They went with a three guard, two forward lineup instead of…

Loyola 33 Chicago State 22 Halftime

Ben Averkamp (24) has 7 points and 3 fouls. Loyola’s team captain hasn’t been too effective thus far. Up until the midway point in the first half, Averkamp only had 2 points. He would eventually get benched for the final three minutes of the half after getting into foul trouble early. But not to fear…

Youngstown State 68 Loyola 66 Final

The Penguins celebrate their upset victory over the Ramblers. Loyola initially started the second half right where the left off in the first half. But halfway through they hit a snag and it cost them dearly. Star forward Ben Averkamp got into foul trouble early, Loyola’s defense had difficulty defending the outside shot, and they…

Loyola 35 Youngstown State 30 Halftime

Loyola forward Ben Averkamp (24) leads all scorers with 13 points. Ben Averkamp was the driving force behind Loyola’s first half comeback. Loyola took an early 6-2 lead, but missed shots, lack of defense in the paint, and the inability to rebound put Loyola in a hole. Turnovers also assisted Loyola in their first half…

Loyola Looks to Continue it’s Winning Streak

The 2012-2013 Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team has been quite the story. Head coach Porter Moser has delivered one heck of a turnaround in Rogers Park. Last year the Ramblers finished with a dismal record of 7-23 (1-17 Horizon League). This year the Ramblers find themselves in a much better position. Currently they are 10-3…

Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon

Yesterday afternoon I had the honor and privilege of attending the Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon. DePaul University hosted the event at  Maggiano’s Little Italy in Downtown Chicago. Even though this was a DePaul sponsored event, Northwestern, Loyola, Illinois-Chicago, and Chicago State were also in attendance. Coaches, players, administrators, and special guests from each school were…

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