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Point Guard Darrell Riley Jr. Commits to Chicago State

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After a year each at Mississippi Valley State and Williston State College, point guard Darrell Riley Jr. (#3) has committed to play for the Chicago State Cougars in 2018-19. (Header: Chicago Crusader)

CHICAGO, Ill. — They may not have a head coach as of yet for the 2018-19 season, but the Chicago State Cougars have themselves a talented point guard moving forwards.

Following the 2017-18 season, the Cougars fired head coach Tracy Dildy after eight seasons at the helm of the program. Dildy, who also served as the Athletic Director, was relieved of his duties after guiding the Cougars to a 3-29 record.

Now, with the 2018-19 season getting closer with each passing day, the Cougars are still without a head coach to guide the team into the future. With that said, they are still active on the recruiting trail and landed themselves a point guard with Division I experience on Sunday afternoon.

Guard Darrell Riley, Jr. announced on his Twitter page that he was committing to Chicago State, putting an end to his recruitment after transferring from Williston State College. Continue reading Point Guard Darrell Riley Jr. Commits to Chicago State

Notre Dame blows by Chicago State, 105-66

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T.J. Gibbs recorded his second 20 point game in three regular season games. (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports).

SOUTH BEND, In. — The Notre Dame Fighting Irish took care of business Thursday night, demolishing the Chicago State Cougars, 105-66.

This was the fifth meeting between the Irish and the Cougars, with Notre Dame now leading 5-0 in the all time series. In each of the first four games, Notre Dame has beaten the Chicago State Cougars by at least 27 points.

Tonight was no different.

Notre Dame’s senior class, which includes Matt Farrell, Bonzie Colson, Austin Torres and Matt Gregory, are now just 13 wins away from becoming the most winning senior class in Notre Dame history.

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Notre Dame Welcomes Chicago State back to South Bend

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Martinas Geben squaring up against Chicago State’s Patrick
Szpir in last years 91-60 win. (Source: Joe Raymond-USA TODAY Sports).

SOUTH BEND, In. — The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back in action on November 16th when they take on the Chicago State Cougars who are making a return back to South Bend after the Irish took them down last season, 91-60.

Thursday night’s game will be the fifth meeting between the Irish and Cougars, with Notre Dame leading the all-time series at 4-0.

Notre Dame has won all four of their games against the Cougars by at least 27 points, and look to advance to 3-0 on the season. Chicago State will look to build off their first win, which they notched over the Silver Lake College Lakers two days ago.

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Chicago State alum Aaron Williams selected first overall in 2017 NBL Canada Draft

Former Chicago State forward Aaron Williams has been selected first overall in the 2017 NBL Canada Draft by the expansion St. John’s Edge. (Source: Jay LaPrete – Associated Press) (Header: St. John’s Edge Basketball)

CANMORE, Alta. — The first draft pick in the history of St. John’s Edge basketball is in the books.

The Edge are the tenth team in the NBL Canada for the 2017-18 season, and the sixth in the Atlantic Division. On Sunday, they made the first overall selection in the 2017 NBL Canada Draft, one of their two selections on the day.

After the Draft Combine that saw close to 130 players put their talents on display for coaches and general managers of the ten teams in the league, the Edge were on the clock.

With their first selection as a member of the NBL Canada, the Edge selected forward Aaron Williams, formerly of the Chicago State Cougars. Continue reading Chicago State alum Aaron Williams selected first overall in 2017 NBL Canada Draft

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Elite Eight Results

DeWayne Russell was this week’s top vote-getter, punching his ticket to the Final Four of the Player of the Year Fan Vote in the process.

CALGARY, Alta. — A pair of Final Fours have been cut down to just two, while another has just been formed.

There may only be one game left in the 2016-17 college basketball season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to come out and support your favourite players from across the country.

The College Court Report Fan Voted awards are winding down themselves, but not before crowning winners of their own.

After another week of voting, the Player of the Year field has now been trimmed to just four players. Early on in the bracket-style tournament, front-runners were identified from each regional. This past week, players were looking to win their respective regional finals and advance to the Final Four.

Across the three voting platforms, a record 29,108 votes were cast for the eight student-athletes still alive in the battle for the title of Player of the Year.

Below are the results from the four pairings in the Elite Eight.

The Final Four gets underway Monday, April 3rd at approximately 1:00am EST. Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Elite Eight Results

RECAP: Fighting Irish Dominate Chicago State Behind Ryan’s Career-High 23 Points

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After winning the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, NY, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took on the Chicago State Cougars, beating them 91-60 and improving to 6-0 on the season.

The Cougars came out swinging at the beginning, leading the Irish 10-6, until a three pointer by sophomore forward Matt Ryan sparked the offence.

The Irish went on a 21-2 run that included five three pointers from the sophomore.

Ryan would hit his sixth three late in the first half and finish with with 23 points, shooting 50% from beyond the arc, grabbing three boards, and recording three assists.

The Irish went into the locker room with a comfortable 51-30 lead, and were looking to seal the deal early in the second half.

Notre Dame would quickly put the game away and were no match for the Cougars, shooting 51.5% from the field, and 45.9% from beyond the arc. The Fighting Irish would win my 31 points, with the final score being 91-60.

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