Nick Knacks

When the Loyola men’s basketball team (13-8, 6-2) got trounced by Missouri State University Jan. 23, it sent shockwaves throughout the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). Was it a typo on the screen? How could a …

Nick Knacks

Remember when Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) play got started with that crazy opening night Jan. 2 and it looked like the league would be turned upside down? That was a fun night. Did you actually …

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. …