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Nov. 1, 2010

IT'S SCRIMMAGE TIME!


Posted Friday, October 29 at 12:06 p.m.

Tonight is the last opportunity for the general public to check out the Flames' progress before the first exhibition game next Wednesday at the UIC Pavilion.  The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the Red-Blue scrimmage.  Don't forget, we'll also have a dunk contest and three-point shooting competition.  We'll also give you a quick teaser with three players that will be appearing on each team ... you'll have to come out to the game to find out the rest of the make-up of the squads!

Red Team

Blue Team

UIC-ILLINOIS TICKETS OFFICIALLY ON SALE!

Posted Friday, October 29 at Noon

Flames fans can officially begin purchasing individual game tickets for the basketball doubleheader between UIC and Illinois at the United Center on Dec. 18.  Visit Ticketmaster today and don't wait!

UPDATED VIDEO FROM ESPNCHICAGO.COM


Posted Thursday, October 28 at 10:52 a.m.

Scott Powers from ESPNChicago.com added a video to his story from media day on Tuesday.  A good portion of head coach Howard Moore's press conference is included.  Definitely worth a second look.  

THANKS FOR THE "BLOG LOVE"

Posted Thursday, October 28 at 10:47 a.m.

"Flame Throwers" garnered a nice shout-out on John Templon's Chicago College Basketball Blog on Tuesday.  The response has been good, and we hope that Flames fans are making this section of the website a daily stop.  To answer Templon's question about coach Howard Moore's podcasts, the answer is "Yes."  We'll tape a weekly podcast with coach Moore on Tuesdays, and have it posted both online (and here on the blog) sometime on Wednesdays during the season.  Stay tuned and thanks for visiting! 

FLAMES TO HOLD OPEN SCRIMMAGE FRIDAY


Posted Wednesday, October 27 at 2:45 p.m.

UIC men's basketball fans will have a chance to see the 2010-11 Flames in action on Friday night, when the team holds its first scrimmage of the season at the UIC Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m.  The event, which is free-of-charge and open to the public, will also include a three-point shooting and dunk contest, and the Flames players and coaches will be signing autographs for the fans in attendance.    

Click HERE to watch the show, or CLICK HERE to listen live.

LISTEN TO MOORE ON MADISON'S "THE BIG 1070" AT 3:15!

Posted Wednesday, October 27 at 2:41 p.m.

First-year head coach Howard Moore will give his fans and supporters back in Madison a glimpse into his new job at UIC this afternoon beginning at 3:15 p.m., on the "Mike Heller Show," which airs on THE BIG 1070.

Click HERE to watch the show, or CLICK HERE to listen live.

RECAPPING MEDIA DAY FESTIVITIES


Posted Wednesday, October 27 at 10:02 a.m.

We had a great turnout at Media Day Tuesday afternoon.  The messages were simple: motivation, chemistry and a "team-first" mentality heading into the 2010-11 campaign.  Below are the coverage links we've collected thus far ... as more become available, we'll bring them to you.   

Michael O'Brien, Chicago Sun Times: UIC hopes change has team on upswing

Lindsey Willhite, Daily Herald (blog): Rebounding savagery at UIC

Scott Powers, ESPNChicago.com: For Flames' seniors, the time is now

WGN-TV (Second video): UIC Hoops Ready for New Season


IT'S MEDIA DAY AT THE FAC!

Posted Tuesday, October 26 at 11:02 a.m.

Numerous media outlets in the Chicagoland region are expected to be in attendance at the Flames Athletic Center this afternoon, as we have set aside some time before practice for the media to preview the 2010-11 UIC basketball team.  Keep your eyes peeled (as will we) for storylines, and we'll be happy to include as many as possible on the blog.  Also, we want to hear from you -- if you ever have an interesting entry that you believe should be included on "Flame Throwers," you can e-mail it to us right here.  

WATCH Paul Carter, COACH MOORE ON ABC 7 TODAY!


Posted Tuesday, October 26 at 10:57 a.m.

Paul Carter, a senior transfer from Minnesota, and UIC first-year head basketball coach Howard Moore will be featured Tuesday afternoon on the ABC 7 SportsCast at about 4:30 p.m.  We'll have a full recap of the story, as well as a link to the online video right here on "Flame Throwers" tomorrow.  

ILLINOIS TICKETS TO GO ON SALE FRIDAY

Posted Monday, October 25

Individual game tickets for the Dec. 18 basketball doubleheader between UIC and Illinois at the United Center will go on sale Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., it was announced Monday

ROAD GAME AT LOYOLA (1/22/11) WILL TIP-OFF AT 3 P.M.


Posted Monday, October 25

UIC's road game at crosstown rival Loyola (Jan. 22) will tip-off at 3 p.m. CST, it was announced Friday.  Game times for all 30 regular season contests have now been finalized.  

PITT, BUTLER, ILLINOIS RANKED IN INITIAL TOP-25 POLL

The first installment of the ESPN/USA Today Top-25 poll is out, and three of UIC's opponents appeared in the rankings.  Pittsburgh, who was picked to win the BIG EAST Conference earlier this week, starts the season at No. 4. Illinois, who the Flames will face at the United Center on Dec. 18, are ranked No. 16, while 2010 national runner-up Butler starts the season ranked 18th. 

PITTSBURGH GAME TIME SET AT 6 P.M.

The Flames' season opener at Pittsburgh (Nov. 10) in the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Coaches versus Cancer officially has been assigned a game time.  UIC and the Panthers will tip off at 6 p.m. from the Petersen Events Center.  


DAYTON DAILY NEWS BREAKS DOWN HORIZON LEAGUE

The Dayton Daily News has a nice breakdown of the Horizon League posted on its website.  The report includes breakdowns based on the top scorers (of which Robo Kreps is the fifth-leading returner), team scoring, top rebounders/team rebounding, the "biggest players" in the league and the Horizon League "By the Numbers."


TRIB'S SHANNON RYAN PREVIEWS THE FLAMES


Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune was on campus last Friday for the first official day of practice, and caught up with head coach Howard Moore, Minnesota transfer Paul Carter and senior guard Robo Kreps.  As Ryan writes, October 15 marked the beginning of a new era in UIC basketball.

VIDEO: HL PRESEASON POLL, ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

The Horizon League announced the 2010-11 preseason prognostications and All-League teams on Tuesday afternoon on the Horizon League Network.  See the archived video RIGHT HERE.  


KREPS COLLECTS PRESEASON ALL-HORIZON HONORS

Senior guard Robo Kreps, the Horizon League's fifth-leading returning scorer, was named to the preseason All-Second Team in a poll conducted by the league's media, head coaches and sports information directors, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.


FOLLOW COACH MOORE ON TWITTER!

Head men's basketball coach Howard Moore is now an active member of the social media revolution. Moore recently launched his own Twitter site, and will be "tweeting" his way through the season. Make sure to follow him!


CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERIES!

We've documented some of our recent activities off the court. Check out the photo galleries from our Campus Community Day, "Running of the Hill," the annual Pancake Breakfast with our fans, and the recently launched "Experience UIC Basketball" gallery!


BASKETBALL FLAMES CLEAN UP ON CAMPUS

On October 8, the UIC men's basketball team took time out to clean up trash around the campus quad, and engage the student community about Flames hoops. Each member of the coaching staff, and all 17 players took part in the festivities. Some lucky fans walked away with free t-shirts, and were able to meet both first-year head coach Howard Moore and the players.

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