All posts by Jesse Kramer

About Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Catch and Shoot. He is a sophomore at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also writes for The Daily Northwestern. In the past, he has worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, as a sports reporter for the Riverdale Press, and as sports editor for Heschel Helios.
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    Keifer Sykes to participate in NCAA dunk contest

    Green Bay senior Keifer Sykes will participate in the College Slam Dunk competition as part of the Final Four festivities next week in Indianapolis. Sykes, a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year, is a sensational dunker despite standing...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    New UIC coach Steve McClain sets expectations high

    “It’s probably the only time you’ll see me stand still as long as I’m here,” new UIC coach Steve McClain said Wednesday as he began his introductory press conference. That’s a good sign for the Flames. Having a...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    Earl Peterson cues late run as Loyola advances to CBI championship

    Loyola’s season was on the line with under six minutes remaining in Wednesday’s CBI semifinal matchup with Seattle. After the Redhawks scored six straight points, they led 42-40. Then, on their home floor at Gentile Arena, the Ramblers...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    Southern Illinois loses guard Jalen Pendleton to transfer

    The list of MVC transfers continues to grow as Southern Illinois announced Tuesday junior guard Jalen Pendleton will leave the program and transfer. Pendleton averaged 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game. After starting during non-conference play, he...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    Loyola avoids disastrous collapse, advances to CBI semifinal matchup with Seattle

    Despite a late shooting barrage Monday from Oral Roberts and several ill-advised fouls, Loyola survived 86-78 to advance to the CBI semifinals. The Ramblers (21-13, 8-10 MVC) led by as many as 17 points early in the...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    Forward Gavin Thurman transferring from Missouri State after semester

    Missouri State forward Gavin Thurman tweeted Monday that he will transfer from the program at the end of the current semester. Thurman, a junior, averaged 6.0 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting this season. He has...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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    Tre’ Bennett and Austin Etherington will transfer from Indiana State

    Indiana State’s depth for the 2015-16 season took a hit Monday as the school announced junior Tre’ Bennett and freshman Alex Etherington will transfer. “After the season is over, we always have individual meetings with each of our players,” coach...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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    Bradley fires head coach Geno Ford

    Bradley has fired head coach Geno Ford, as ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported Sunday afternoon. In four seasons at Bradley, Ford recorded a 46-86 record, which translates to a 34.8 winning percentage. The Braves were also 19-53 in Missouri...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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    Missouri Valley Conference has shown interest in adding UAB

    The Missouri Valley Conference is interested in adding UAB to the league, according to an article from al.com. UAB announced the end of its football program in December. The school may eventually bring back football, but that...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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    Notes and quotes: Previewing Wichita State and Northern Iowa matchups in Round of 32

    The Missouri Valley Conference has performed well across the board this postseason. Wichita State and Northern Iowa advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, Illinois State is in the second round of the NIT, Loyola...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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