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Collins from Duke is leading the pack , but that will be a tough place to win.
No way Collins leaves. He's the successor to Coach K. I don't think letting Carmondy go is going to do much.
i feel that is a mistake. How do you recruit for kids to play in that high school gym when it is that hard to get them into to school. The hardest sport to have high admission standards.
This year that lost a few kids to injuries also.
And suspension. Other than Crawford, Cobb would have likely been their best player.
Could bo be in danger of losing greg gard?
Too bad, but when you NEVER reach the dance thats what happens. Even ultra crappy basketball programs like Penn State have made the Dance this past decade.
Consistently making the NCAA Tourney can be tough, but 13 years on the job should be enough to get at least one bid.
For Northwestern to be successful in basketball the first thing they need to do is loosen their admission standards for basketball players. I know people want to point to Duke how they are a great school and are a basketball powerhouse, but please, Coach K can do anything he wants there and you don't get that many McDonalds All Americans to come to your school year in and year out without relaxing the admission standards.
The second thing is they need to either do a MAJOR overhaul of their gym or tear that thing to the ground and build a new gym that holds 7K or 8K. The last time they updated the arena was in the early 80s. The university has just committed millions to a state of the art practice facility for football and some other sports. We all know that football is the straw that stirs the revenue drink, but its time to pay attention to the basketball program too if they want to be competitive.
In addition to renovating Welsh-Ryan, Northwestern needs their fans to show up if they want to impress recruits. I've been there for a bunch of Big Ten games and the arena is generally about half full with the visiting team's fans. It might as well be Madison south when the Badgers play there.
On a side note, any Badger fans living in the Chicago area, it's usually easy to get tickets for games and easy to get to Evanston by train from the city and there is plenty of parking by Welsh-Ryan if your driving. I'd highly recommend heading up there for a game next season if you haven't yet.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by jp60611 13 months ago
CBS is reporting that Collins will be hired. Its a nice hire that should help them in recruiting.
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