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  1. 'Juice' is pure for Wildcats

    SCOTT POWERS

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Self-given nicknames rarely stick. Believe me, I know. No matter how adamant I am or how long I won't answer to any other name, my rec-league teammates just won't call me after my self-appointed basketball nickname, Mo' Powers. I...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  2. NBA stock rising for Illini's McCamey

    SCOTT POWERS

    Illinois junior Demetri McCamey has always been the player who takes a backseat to others. In high school, Evan Turner overshadowed him on his own team. His cousin, Jacob Pullen, who went to a rival high school, often did the same in his own famil...

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  3. Illinois forward Bill Cole steps up as emotional leader

    SCOTT POWERS

    Bill Cole was accustomed to being a star player when he came to Illinois as a freshman. He had been the go-to guy for most of his high school career, and he quite enjoyed that. Remember, it was Cole who led Richwoods High School to the state champ...

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  4. DePaul's 'perfectionist' eyes UConn

    SCOTT POWERS

    Seated on DePaul's bench in street clothes two years ago, Sam Quigley was only a few feet away from her older sister when Allie hit a baseline jumper to put the Blue Demons ahead by two points over No. 1 Connecticut with 30 seconds remaining at McGra...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  5. Powers' Illinois college hoops rankings

    SCOTT POWERS

    1. Illinois (16-8): The Illini likely saved their season with their win over Michigan State on Saturday. Illinois is on a roll as it has won its past four games and is 8-3 in the conference, but its schedule is one of the toughest in the country from...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  6. Illini's McCamey named co-player of week

    SCOTT POWERS

    Given the news that his former players Illinois' Demetri McCamey and Ohio State's Evan Turner were named co-Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday, St. Joseph High School coach Gene Pingatore joked that he wanted the NCAA to enforce a new rule. "Wh...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  7. Illini's McCamey has reason to smile

    SCOTT POWERS

    Illinois junior Demetri McCamey couldn't keep the smile off his face on Saturday night as he drained NBA-length 3-pointer after NBA 3-pointer on his way to 22 points and 11 assists in the Illini's win over Michigan State. He deserved to, too. While ...

    Blog | February 07, 2010
  8. Illinois' Tisdale: Center of attention

    SCOTT POWERS

    Illinois junior center Mike Tisdale was on a roll heading into the Illini's matchup with Michigan State in January. Two games before meeting the Spartans, he put up 27 points and nine rebounds against Indiana. He followed it up with one of the mor...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  9. Silas making impact in first NIU season

    SCOTT POWERS

    Xavier Silas was the most excited to finally become eligible for Northern Illinois after sitting out last season, but sophomore point guard Mike DiNunno wasn't far behind. DiNunno knew exactly what Silas, a junior shooting guard who transferred fr...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  10. Fitzgerald happy with Cats' signees

    SCOTT POWERS

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was a traveling man in January. He and his assistants bounced from California to Florida checking on their recruits during the month. Worn out by traveling when Wednesday's national signing day finally arrived, Fi...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  11. Wildcats land prep pitch-and-catch duo

    SCOTT POWERS

    Olympia quarterback Trevor Siemian and wide receiver Rashad Lawrence never planned on attending the same college, especially one in the Midwest. Not that they don't get along -- they have been friends since seventh grade -- but it never crossed th...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  12. Geneva's Boenzi thrilled to sign with NIU

    SCOTT POWERS

    GENEVA, Ill. -- The reality of his college football future struck Geneva defensive tackle Frank Boenzi before his senior year. Boenzi had always assumed he was fated for the Big Ten. He had a Big Ten body and Big Ten ability -- as Geneva coach Rob...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  13. Graham looking forward to Ohio State

    SCOTT POWERS

    Wheaton North senior Taylor Graham never felt obligated to play football, become a quarterback or commit to Ohio State because his father, Kent Graham, once did all those things. No, Graham chose those paths because that's what he sought for himse...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  14. Fremd's Lombard pledges future to ND

    SCOTT POWERS

    If Fremd senior offensive lineman Christian Lombard doesn't end up in the NFL, his high school coach, Michael Donatucci, believes he could pen a self-help guide. "He should write a book on how to handle the recruiting process," Donatucci said. ...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  15. Osei chooses Illinois in difficult decision

    SCOTT POWERS

    Prospect quarterback Miles Osei expressed relief when he committed to Northern Illinois in December. He had taken his time with his decision, so he was confident the Huskies were the best available fit for him as a school and as a football program. ...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  16. Stovall shines after move to swingman

    SCOTT POWERS

    Junior Mike Stovall arrived at DePaul this season believing he was recruited to be a point guard, so that was the way he played. With his quickness, Stovall had an easy time flying past defenders and getting into the lane. Once there, Stovall felt...

    Blog | February 05, 2010