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Michigan State Spartans
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Michigan State Spartans versus Duke Blue Devils, with a trip to the elite 8 on the line. This IS college basketball. Tom Izzo versus Mike Kryz……Coach K.! Between the two programs you have: 62 NCAA Tournament appearances, 150 NCAA Tournament victories, 23 Final Fours, 7 runner-up finishes and 6 national titles. Time to cue the CBS March Madness theme song.
This game has another storyline with Northwestern about to hire a new coach. Pretty much everyone knows the hire will be Duke Blue Devils Assistant Chris Collins, local guy and former Chicago Bulls coach Doug Collins. And it could become official as early as this week.
Anyone else at this point would be a major upset, like a #16 seed over a #1 seed in the tourney. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are interested in Collins concerning their current coaching vacancy, and that could help Collins gain more bargaining leverage and money when the final deal is signed. Regardless, NU fans should be rooting for Michigan State Friday night versu...
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First, as you have likely heard by now, Chris Collins has accepted the head coaching job at Northwestern.
It’s a tough job, there’s no question: Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament. We can’t think of another school from a major conference that can say that.
It’s a position that fairly screams for a smart, highly energetic guy who can identify talented, driven...
It'll be sweet home Chicago for one Chris Collins, as a report from CBSSports.com states that Northwestern is set to hire the Illinois native and Duke assistant to be their next head coach. Collins replaces Bill Carmody, who was let go two weeks ago after 13 years at the helm of the Wildcats program.
To say Collins has strong ties to the Chicago area and the state...
Duke assistant Chris Collins has interviewed for the head coach opening at Northwestern, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person said Collins spoke with Northwestern about the job on Monday. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because Northwestern is not publicly discussing the hiring process.
Collins, a native of the Chicago...
The Chris Collins to Northwestern train picked up steam yesterday, as it was widely reported that the school met with its leading candidate on Monday night. When Bill Carmody was first fired, I was told that basically the only thing that would stand between Collins and the head coaching spot at NW would be if something fell apart in contract negotiations. The Board of Trustees has...
Former Duke guard and current Duke assistant coach Chris Collins has hired to be the new head coach at Northwestern according to CBSSports.com.
Collins met with the Northwestern administration on Monday and an official announcement is expected to come on Wednesday.
Collins is a former Illinois Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All-American. He was one of the most hated guards in Duke...
Northwestern hired longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins on Tuesday night to replace the fired Bill Carmody, hoping he can finally lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament and into the upper echelon of the Big Ten.
In many ways, Collins seems like a logical fit given his ties to the area, Northwestern' s academic similarities to Duke and his basketball pedigree. He is from suburban...
Northwestern has a new coach: Duke Blue Devils assistant Chris Collins. Collins was the top choice of Athletic Director Jim Phillips. Collins was rumored to be Bill Carmody’s replacement as far back as last year. Chris Collins is a local guy so this is a homecoming. He’s from the North Shore, his Dad is former Chicago Bulls coach and current Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins...
A person familiar with the situation says Duke assistant Chris Collins has interviewed for the head coach opening at Northwestern.
The person told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Collins spoke with Northwestern about the job on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Northwestern is not publicly discussing the hiring process.
Collins is a native of the...