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Video: Derrick Rose Homecoming

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose takes a trip back home as a member of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, and takes time out to prepare and share a meal with old friends at a local restaurant in Chicago.


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College Basketball Arena Rankings

It took four years to complete, but Stadium Journey has now completed their ranking of the arena experience at all 351 Division I basketball programs.

The rankings are based on a number of factors including overall atmosphere, food and beverage, neighborhood, traffic and access among other things.

SIU Arena, home of Southern Illinois, was the highest ranked Illinois college at #18, Bradley's Carver Arena checked in at #58.

The State Farm Center, home of the University of Illinois was ranked #230 with Allstate Arena, home of DePaul, ranked #337.  There are 351 arena's on the list.

Rupp Arena, home of the University of Kentucky, was ranked #1.  The complete list is can be found with the link below.

Stadium Journey College Basketball Arena Rankings


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Think The Game Coach Clinic Set For 9-7

Loyola head coach Porter Moser will be one of the headline speakers at the Think The Game Coaches Clinic which will take place on Sunday, September 7 at Crystal Lake Central High School (IL).

Other speakers at the event include UIC women's head coach Regina Miller, Drew Hanlen of Pure Sweat Basketball, retired St. Francis University head coach Pat Sullivan and Rockton Hononegah head coach Mike Miller.

The event is set to begin at 3:30 p.m., will include dinner and will wrap at 9:10 p.m.

The cost of the event is $55 for individuals, or $45 when a program sends 3 or more coaches.

For more information, or to register for the event, visit Magicbball.org/ThinkTheGame, or contact Eric Samuelson via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Illinois Wolves To Host Back 2 School Camp

The Illinois Wolves Back 2 School 4th Thru 8th Grade Skills Camp is set to run on Saturday, September 6th.

The event will take place at Chicago DePaul Prep and will run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The cost is $100 per camper.  Top campers will earn invitations to the Illinois Wolves Fall Program.

For more information, please visit ILLWolves.com, or call Dave Kleinschmidt at 847-924-0923.


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Julian Torres Sets NIU Official Visit

Class of 2015 Bolingbrook star Julian Torres has now set a second official visit which will be to Northern Illinois University.

Torres, 6'9 post, will officially visit NIU the weekend of September 27-29. Head coach Mark Montgomery has the NIU program on a major upswing and have targeted Torres for added depth at the 5

Torres has his first official visit scheduled to the campus of Wisconsin-Green Bay September 13-14.

Torres competed on the travel team circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire.

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