Northwestern Rumors & News

  • Northwestern’s Vic Law (torn labrum) to undergo surgery, out for season

    SI "Northwestern sophomore forward Vic Law will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and miss the upcoming season, the team announced Wednesday. “We’re certainly disappointed for Vic,” Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said in a press release. “He dedicated himself and..." November 12

  • 'Seinfeld' actress' son a walk-on for Northwestern basketball

    Fox Sports "Who knew Elaine from "Seinfeld" had so much athletic ability? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the actress who played Elaine on the popular sitcom, has a son who attends Northwestern. As it turns out, he's quite the athlete himself. Charlie Hall is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound freshman out of Los Angeles. His..." October 01

  • Hinsdale South's Barret Benson picks Northwestern

    Chicago Tribune "The Class of 2016 in Illinois isn't considered a particularly impactful one in the recruiting world. Northwestern probably feels differently. Chris Collins landed a big fish on Monday as Hinsdale South center Barret Benson announced his commitment via Twitter. "I have decided to continue..." July 07

  • Northwestern adds 6-10 Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Joey van Zegeren, a 6-10 forward who averaged almost 10 points per game last season at Virginia Tech, is transferring to Northwestern, the Big Ten school announced Monday. A native of the Netherlands, van Zegeren has one year of eligibility remaining and can compete immediately for the Wildcats..." June 02

  • Isiah Brown commits to Northwestern

    Seattle Times "Lakeside guard Isiah Brown committed to Northwestern over the weekend. Brown, a 6 foot 2 rising junior, is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals. A prolific scorer, Brown led the Metro League in scoring last season, helping Lakeside advance to the state tournament, where it captured fourth..." June 01

  • Chris Collins has signed a contract extension with Northwestern

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has landed himself a contract extension. The terms of the deal have not yet been made public, but Collins did say that he will remain with the Wildcats for the foreseeable future. “It’s not ‘coach Cal’ money,” Collins told the Chicago Tribune. Kentucky’s..." May 26

  • Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern

    Chicago Tribune "Barrington junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas weighed his options and elected to stick with his closest suitor. During an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 Ivanauskas orally committed to coach Chris Collins. "I just looked at it as Northwestern had everything I..." April 19

  • Report: Former Hokie Joey Van Zegeren headed to Northwestern

    The Score "Former Virginia Tech forward Joey Van Zegeren is expected to transfer to Northwestern, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. A 6-foot-10 forward, Van Zegeren is a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible to play next season." February 24

  • NU lands 4-star forward Aaron Falzon

    Chicago Tribune "Northwestern's basketball program got a huge boost Monday when it secured an oral commitment from Aaron Falzon, a four-star forward from Newton, Mass. Falzon, who reportedly received scholarship offers from the likes of Notre Dame and Georgia, ultimately selected Northwestern over Harvard." October 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Ex-Valley prep Kale Abrahamson transferring to Drake

    Des Moines Register "Kale Abrahamson is leaving his family but coming home. The former West Des Moines Valley star and Northwestern sophomore said Wednesday he has transferred to Drake and will play basketball for the Bulldogs. Abrahamson, who announced in March that he was transferring from Northwestern, said..." April 17

  • Northwestern sophomore Kale Abrahamson to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern sophomore shooter Kale Abrahamson has opted to transfer out of the Big Ten program, the school announced in a release on Monday. Abrahamson appeared in all 65 games of his Northwestern career the past two seasons and averaged 15.4 minutes per game this season while shooting 36 percent..." March 18

  • Michigan St 67, Northwestern 51

    ProSportsDaily "Branden Dawson posted 16 points and nine rebounds as the Spartans cruised past the Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. Indiana native Gary Harris added 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for No. 3 seed Michigan State (24-7), which defeated..." March 15

  • Northwestern 67, Iowa 62

    ProSportsDaily "Tre Demps posted 20 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Wildcats ended a five-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. Drew Crawford tallied 15 points and six assists for 11th-seeded Northwestern (14-18), which rebounded from a..." March 14

  • Northwestern 74, Purdue 65

    ProSportsDaily "Drew Crawford scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the visiting Wildcats completed a season sweep over the Boilermakers. Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds for Northwestern (13-18, 6-12 Big Ten), which snapped a seven-game losing streak. Tre Demps chipped in with 10 points..." March 10

  • Penn St. 59, Northwestern 32

    ProSportsDaily "D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and the visiting Nittany Lions put together a strong defensive effort to silence the Wildcats in the Big Ten play. Tim Frazier collected 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds while Brandon Taylor scored 11 points for Penn State (15-15, 6-11), which controlled..." March 07

  • Nebraska 54, Northwestern 47

    ProSportsDaily "Shavon Shields recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Cornhuskers held off the Wildcats for their seventh straight win at home. Walter Pitchford contributed 10 points and nine rebounds while Terran Petteway also scored 10 for Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten). The Cornhuskers had a 40-29 edge on..." March 02

  • NU's Cobb likely done for season

    Chicago Tribune "JerShon Cobb’s right foot injury still has not been diagnosed, but the prognosis seems clear: It’s doubtful he will return this season. “He wants to be out there, but we have to be smart about it,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins said Monday. “We will not do anything to affect him long term...." February 25

  • Indiana 61, Northwestern 56

    ProSportsDaily "Noah Vonleh and Yogi Ferrell led four players with 12 points apiece as the visiting Hoosiers held off the shorthanded Wildcats to snap a three-game slide. Troy Williams and Will Sheehey also scored 12 points for Indiana (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten), which secured only its second road victory of the..." February 23

  • Ross ejected after scuffle, but Buckeyes beat Northwestern 76-60

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LaQuinton Ross was ejected late in Ohio State’s 76-60 win over Northwestern in Value City Arena for his involvement in a skirmish with Wildcats big man Nikola Cerina. The scuffle occurred with 5:24 remaining, and after the referees reviewed the tape for nearly 10 minutes both were ejected...." February 20

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • 'Monster' Adreian Payne, Spartans smack Northwestern, grab first-place tie

    Detroit News "Adreian Payne admitted he thought he might be a little rusty when he finally returned to the lineup. After all, he missed seven games with a sprained right foot and while he sat, Michigan State was forced to play without one of the most versatile players in the Big Ten. When he finally..." February 14

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • Northwestern just scratching surface under Collins

    Chicago Sun-Times "Northwestern’s performance in nonconference play easily can be forgotten. That was a different team than the one that’s tied for fourth in the Big Ten and has won three consecutive road games. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the NCAA tournament selection committee won’t forget. Losses to..." February 06

  • Northwestern tops No. 14 Wisconsin, bags first win in Madison since ’96

    Chicago Sun-Times "Northwestern was up to its new tricks again at No. 14 Wisconsin on Wednesday night. Packing their stout defense, the Wildcats shocked the Badgers 65-56. It was their first victory at the Kohl Center, where they had lost all 13 previous trips. It was their first win in Madison, Wis., since Feb...." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • Northwestern improved since enduring Badgers' battering four weeks ago

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Nothing about Northwestern's basketball team this season screams the Wildcats should be feared. They rank last in the Big Ten in scoring offense -- only eight programs in all of college basketball score fewer points per game. They also are the only conference team to be outscored over the course..." January 28

  • Second-half momentum propels Hawkeyes to 76-50 win over Northwestern

    Hawk Central "Gabe Olaseni swished a second-half baseline jumper, stuck out his tongue and made an “aw shucks’ gesture with his arms. It was a perfect Michael Jordan impression. “I was just happy,” Olaseni said after No. 10 Iowa used a big second half to dismantle Northwestern, 76-50, before a pro-Hawkeye..." January 25

  • Fran McCaffery will revisit his past in Saturday’s game

    Hawk Central "Point guard Fran McCaffery was entering his senior season at Penn when coach Bob Weinhauer hired a new assistant. It was someone McCaffery was very familiar with — someone he idolized as a kid growing up in Philadelphia. Philadelphia 76ers guard Doug Collins retired after the 1980-81 NBA..." January 25

  • Purdue suffers double OT loss to Northwestern

    Indianapolis Star "After escaping with an improbable victory over Penn State on Saturday, Purdue's men's basketball players joked and laughed through their postgame interviews. In the dark hallways under Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday, the somber Boilermakers spoke with regret about a 63-60 double-overtime loss to..." January 22

  • Concentration on ‘D’ has paid big dividends for Northwestern

    Chicago Sun-Times "Northwestern didn’t have a defensive revelation. The Wildcats have gone through an awakening. Coach Chris Collins hasn’t been afraid to admit that his team won’t win getting into a shootout with any Big Ten team. It has to play defense. Only the Wildcats never contemplated that winning that..." January 21

  • NU's Sobolewski avoiding crowd noise

    Chicago Tribune "Dave Sobolewski was already having a rough season when Northwestern began its Jan. 11 practice. In preparing for the next day’s game against Illinois, NU coach Chris Collins ran through some of what he called the Illini’s “8,000 pick-and-rolls.” Sobolewski, Collins said, “got nailed on one..." January 17

  • Seton Hall announces Chier Ajou joins Pirates as transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chier Ajou, a 7-foot-2 center, has transferred to Seton Hall, the school announced today. Ajou has already enrolled in spring semester classes. Ajou transfers from Northwestern and will have two and a half season of eligibility remaining after he sits out the next year because of NCAA..." January 16

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