Nick Knacks

A half-court, buzzer-beater to complete a comeback. An underdog coming out on top in a double-overtime thriller. A struggling offense bouncing back to win by 35 points. Just an average opening night for the Missouri …

Nick Knacks

Dec. 3, the Chicago Bulls announced they’d fired head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg amassed a 115-155 record in just over three years in Chicago, and associate head coach Jim Boylen is taking over. I saw …

Nick Knacks

Last year, the Loyola men’s basketball team ranked tied for 20th out of 353 Division I teams in the nation in three-point percentage with 39.8 percent. The year before, the team was 27th with 38.9 …

Nick Knacks

As I sat courtside at Gentile Arena Nov. 9 taking pictures of the Loyola men’s basketball team’s 60-58 loss against Furman, I took a few minutes to walk around the arena to get some shots …

Nick Knacks

Last week, I turned in my ballot for the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) preseason poll for the second straight year. The MVC’s wide open this year; while Loyola’s coming off its first Final Four appearance …

Nick Knacks

It’s always a big deal in my house when it comes time for the Cubs vs. White Sox series. In case you haven’t read my columns, I’m a die-hard Cubs fan, just like my mom. …

Nick Knacks

Whenever I talk to other reporters who’ve covered Loyola men’s basketball, I frequently hear about head coach Porter Moser’s tireless recruiting. I believed it — all I had to do was talk to him a …

Nick Knacks

Aug. 12, I moved into my new apartment. To break in the place, I decided to throw on the Cubs radio broadcast –– something I haven’t done in a while. They were losing 3-0 to …