Week 1 Happening Hoops Chicago College Basketball Power Rankings

Week 1 Happening Hoops Chicago College Basketball Power Rankings

By: Ethan Hennessy November 11th 2019 1- DePaul – DePaul finishes week 1 atop the Happening Hoops Chicago College Basketball Power Rankings. For most of the week the blue demons have led the nation in wins. This was thanks to playing three games in the first four days of the season and winning all three. […]

#23 Purdue Beats Green Bay in Season Opener

#23 Purdue Beats Green Bay in Season Opener

By: Ethan Hennessy West Lafayette Indiana On Wednesday night Purdue unveiled their Big Ten record 24th conference championship banner for men’s basketball before a sold out crowd inside Mackey Arena that was there to see the #23 ranked boilers take on Green Bay to open up both teams 2019-20 season campaign. Purdue won the game […]

Pre-Season Happening Hoops Chicago College Basketball Power Rankings

Pre-Season Happening Hoops Chicago College Basketball Power Rankings

By: Ethan Hennessy November 3rd 2019 I have seen these five teams play live a combined 25 times in the past three seasons, and covered games featuring one of them on press row nine times, therefore I feel like I have a pretty good expertise on the college basketball scene in the Windy City. As […]

Irish are Tested But Rise to the Occasion

Irish are Tested But Rise to the Occasion

By: Ethan Hennessy South Bend Indiana Mike Brey opened up his press conference after beating Bellarmine 61-51 by saying: “They’re really good. That was a great test for us. I thought we needed a hard game before we open the season in Chappel Hill, and I watched ten minutes of tape on them on Wednesday […]

Butler Defeats IU Kokomo at Hinkle

Butler Defeats IU Kokomo at Hinkle

By: Ethan Hennessy Indianapolis Indiana Butler had a large advantage in second chance points (14 to 2) and points in the paint (30 to 16) as the Bulldogs easily cruised to a 70-40 win over IU Kokomo in the first of Butler’s two exhibitions to open the season. Sean McDermont led the way for the […]

Illinois State Survives a Scare in Exhibition

Illinois State Survives a Scare in Exhibition

By: Ethan Hennessy Normal Illinois Despite leading for over 30 minuets of game time Truman State was unable to escape Normal with a win. Illinois State won their lone exhibition game 74-68 over Truman State Wednesday night inside Redbird Arena. This was a game that saw the host Redbirds fall behind 22-8 by the second […]

Ryan Odom’s Decision to Stay at UMBC

Ryan Odom’s Decision to Stay at UMBC

By: Ethan Hennessy We have always heard the phrase dogs are the most loyal animal. If that is true, then Ryan Odom definitely embodies the spirit of his school’s mascot, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. In a profession heavy on “the grass is always greener” phenomenon, Odom has chosen to remain at UMBC after attaining monumental […]

2019-20 Pre-Season CBI/CIT Bracketology

2019-20 Pre-Season CBI/CIT Bracketology

By: Ethan Hennessy CBI (16 teams) California Baptist (WAC) Central Michigan (MAC) Oakland (Horizon) Northwestern (Big Ten) Cal State Northridge (Big West) Green Bay (Horizon) Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley) Richmond (A10) UTRGV (WAC) Central Arkansas (Southland) UTSA (CUSA) California (Pac 12) Costal Carolina (Sun Belt) Eastern Washington (Big Sky) Princeton (Ivy) Prairie View A&M (SAWC) […]

Loyola Poised for Success in 2019-2020 Season

Loyola Poised for Success in 2019-2020 Season

By: Ethan Hennessy There is an excitement surrounding Loyola basketball that has not been present since entering the Patriot League. It is no secret that Loyola has struggled on the court since leaving the MAAC. In their new conference the hounds have yet to finish outside of the bottom four in the standings, and aside […]

Examining American Athletic Conference Possible Replacement Members

Examining American Athletic Conference Possible Replacement Members

By: Ethan Hennessy It is rumored that Connecticut is leaving the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East Conference in all sports aside from football.  According to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports “Barring an unexpected event, or an accelerated timeline, the Big East is expected to formally announce UConn’s return to the conference […]