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 senior at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has previously worked for SI.com, 247Sports, The Daily Northwestern and Bleacher Report.
  • Bruno Skokna continues emergence as Loyola pummels Wright State

    Watching Bruno Skokna play for Loyola, you probably would not expect he was a freshman if you didn’t know better. The 6’4″ guard possesses some rough spots, but he plays with a poise and grit that emits...

    • Posted December 8, 2016
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  • Loyola holds electric scorer Mark Alstork in check with disciplined defense

    With Gentile Arena handing out free Chick-fil-A sandwiches to students before Wednesday’s game, Loyola was too full to bite on Wright State’s pump fakes. The result was another strong effort defensively as the Ramblers won 77-64 and held...

    • Posted December 8, 2016
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  • Fans rush court as Indiana State upsets No. 16 Butler on Larry Bird’s birthday

    On Larry Bird’s 60th birthday, his alma mater Indiana State upset undefeated No. 16 Butler at the Hulman Center. The 72-71 victory was the program’s biggest since the 2012-13 season, so as you can expect it’s a...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Chicago Weekly Awards, Dec. 5

    Every week for the 2016-17 season, The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week among the five Division I schools in...

    • Posted December 5, 2016
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  • UIC dominated defensively in 90-76 loss to Eastern Illinois

    CHICAGO — UIC got manhandled Sunday by in-state opponent Eastern Illinois in a 90-76 loss at UIC Pavilion. After a tight 18 minutes to open the game, Eastern Illinois built a 41-30 lead at halftime and led by...

    • Posted December 4, 2016
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  • DePaul adds 3-star Paul Reed to 2017 class

    Three-star prospect Paul Reed announced his verbal commitment to DePaul on Sunday via Twitter. The 6’8″ small forward is the third commit in the Blue Demons’ 2017 class, joining point guard Justin Roberts and power forward Jaylen...

    • Posted December 4, 2016
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  • Leitao views Northwestern as a model for how DePaul can grow

    In a battle of two programs that have struggled historically, it was very clear DePaul currently sits in a far worse place than Northwestern. The Blue Demons fell 80-64 on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, and the game...

    • Posted December 4, 2016
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  • Loyola shows growth in late-game situations in win over SDSU

    As monumental as Saturday’s win against Mountain West favorite San Diego State was, Loyola had a chance for an even bigger victory one week earlier when facing NC State on the road. The Ramblers lost a double-digit lead and...

    • Posted December 4, 2016
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  • Porter Moser ‘begs’ Loyola students to come to games

    For the second straight year, Loyola pulled off a major non-conference upset on its home floor. After defeating Creighton last December, the Ramblers knocked off San Diego State 65-59 on Saturday. But there were only 2,189 people...

    • Posted December 4, 2016
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  • Dererk Pardon out at least three weeks after hand surgery

    Northwestern center Dererk Pardon is out indefinitely after receiving successful surgery on his hand Thursday morning, the school announced. Pardon, a 6’8″ sophomore, injured his right, non-dominant hand during the second half of Monday’s win against Wake...

    • Posted December 1, 2016
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