Wildcats still stuck in neutral
With a persistent hammering disrupting an answer about his mental state during a conference call, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody joked, "That's me banging my head against the wall."
What a cut-up. No, that's the metaphor for Northwestern's basketball program. Forever building.
Carmody is in for Year 13 as the outlier of major college basketball, the Northwestern Wildcats, strives on to make that first NCAA tournament, which is probably the most embarrassing streaks in sports, and yes, definitely worse than the Cubs' World Series streak.Read the full story.
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