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  1. Chris Collins is optimistic about the future of Northwestern basketball

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has a lot of optimism as he enters year two at the Big Ten program.

  2. #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge reaches men’s college basketball (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    (West Virginia Men's Basketball)

    The latest viral video craze — with a charitable twist — the Cold Water Challenge, has reached men’s college basketball.

  3. Forward Derek Pardon becomes Northwestern’s second 2015 commitment

    Jun 7, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    Pardon joins guard Jordan Ash in Northwestern’s 2015 recruiting haul.

  4. Injuries to sideline Northwestern’s JerShon Cobb for remainder of season

    Feb 27, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

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    After missing all of last season due to suspension, Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb ranked second on the team in scoring and assists, averaging 12.2 points and 2.3 assists to go along with 4.8 rebounds per game. And in the five games prior to getting injured in a loss at Ohio State on February 19, Cobb…

  5. College Basketball Week in Review: C.J. Fair, Northwestern, highlight great week

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: C.J. Fair, Syracuse C.J. Fair played his best game of the season in the biggest game of the year. The 6-foot-8 senior went for 28 points and five boards as Syracuse knocked off Duke in overtime at the Carrier Dome, a win that gave them a three-game lead in the ACC over…

  6. Northwestern head coach Chris Collins celebrates first Big Ten victory with his team [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins picked up a big home win on Sunday night as the Wildcats knocked off in-state rival No. 23 Illinois 49-43 as Collins earned his first Big Ten victory and first win over a ranked opponent as a head coach. Then the Wildcats and Collins celebrated. There were shoulder bumps,…

  7. Northwestern lands first Big Ten win under Chris Collins over No. 23 Illinois

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    First and foremost, congratulations need to go out to Chris Collins. The new Northwestern head coach picked up his first Big Ten win and his first win over a ranked team on Sunday evening, as Northwestern knocked off No. 23 Illinois in Evanston, 49-43. It wasn’t pretty — nothing that Northwestern does this season will…

  8. Northwestern forward Mike Turner decides to transfer

    Dec 28, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    Northwestern announced on Saturday morning that forward Mike Turner is transferring from the program. Turner appeared in all 32 games for the Wildcats last season, tallying 61 points during the season, but he took a leave of absence from the team in September as it looked like he was likely leaving the program. Now the…

  9. DePaul beats Northwestern on buzzer-beater from Billy Garrett Jr. (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    AP

    In the final non-conference game for both DePaul and Northwestern, each team was in desperate need of a win. Projected to finish at or near the bottom of their respective conferences, picking up a win against another power-conference team would have provided each team a much needed boost. After Dave Sobolewski — who entered the game…

  10. Northwestern plans to upgrade Welsh-Ryan Arena

    Nov 17, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    On Nov. 10, Northwestern head coach Chris Collins got the first win of his coaching career in a 72-55 win over Eastern Illinois behind 25 points and 11 rebounds from fifth-year senior Drew Crawford. Collins is looking to take the Wildcats to uncharted territory: The NCAA tournament. Northwestern, which is 1-1 on the season following…

  11. Drew Crawford ‘announces’ his return in Chris Collins’ first win at Northwestern

    Nov 10, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Drew Crawford

    Northwestern has never reached the NCAA tournament. Never. They’ve come close on a few occasions, but the Wildcat faithful have never seen their team’s name show up on television when the brackets are announced. That’s the task that first-year head coach Chris Collins is faced with, to strengthen the program to the point where it…

  12. Northwestern’s James Montgomery III awarded a scholarship (VIDEO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    nusports.com

    James Montgomery has made an impression on first-year Northwestern coach Chris Collins. The long-time Duke assistant accepted the head coaching job at Northwestern in March. He ostensibly knew of Northwestern’s top players from afar, but not on a personal level. Collins almost certainly did not know of James Montgomery prior to coming to Northwestern. Calling…

  13. 2014 SG Scott Lindsey commits to Northwestern

    Sep 22, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

    seasonpass.suntimes.com

    First year Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has been busy on the recruiting trail since he was named the head coach of the program in late March. On Sunday evening, Collins landed his fourth commitment for the 2014 recruiting class as 6-foot-5 shooting guard Scott Lindsey chose Northwestern over fellow Big Ten program Iowa, along…

  14. Northwestern forward Mike Turner takes leave of absence from program

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Travis Carroll

    First-year head coach Chris Collins has made quite a splash in his first few months on the job. Recruiting has picked up, with the Wildcats landing verbal commitments from guards Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh and forward Gavin Skelly. With the success on the recruiting trail, the most important question to be answered is whether…

  15. CSN Chicago: Duke’s Chris Collins could be hired by Northwestern within 36 hours

    Mar 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Close to two weeks after firing head coach Bill Carmody, Northwestern has “zeroed in” on Duke associate head coach Chris Collins and could hire him within 36 hours, David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com is reporting. According to the report, Northwestern has conducted a handful of interviews and…