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Nov. 15, 2010


RECRUIT CENTRAL!


Posted Friday, November 12 at 12:51 p.m.

It was a great day for head coach Howard Moore and his staff on Thursday.  Five new Flames were officially brought on board, and the 2011-12 recruiting class is complete.  Three standouts from the Chicago Public League, a near seven-footer that is a near-perfect fit in the Swing Offense and a high-major recruit from Dallas that will fight for a starting spot right away.  Pretty impressive for a staff that didn't start at UIC until early September.  

CHICAGONOW PREVIEWS WEDNESDAY'S OPENER

Posted Wednesday, November 10 at 11:53 a.m.

John Templon of ChicagoNow.com provided this preview of tonight's lid lifter between the Flames and Panthers.  According to Templon, keys to a UIC upset include controlling the tempo (keeping the possession count low), and finding a way to match Pitt's size advantage in the paint.  

CARTER FEATURED IN WEDNESDAY'S POST-GAZETTE

Posted Wednesday, November 10 at 11:43 a.m.

In advance of Paul Carter's first game in a UIC uniform on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette featured the senior forward in Wednesday's game preview.  Carter will have about 50 family members cheering on the Flames at the Petersen Events Center tonight. 

THE Howard Moore PODCAST: EPISODE #1


Posted Tuesday, November 9 at 9:53 p.m.

In the first installment of the RCN Cable "Howard Moore Podcast," Adam Levinson and the first-year head coach preview Wednesday's game against Pitt, the Flames defensive philosophy, and the importance of the fan base in the process of rebuilding the program.

PITT UPDATE: FLAMES PRACTICE AT PETERSEN CENTER

Posted Tuesday, November 9 at 7:54 p.m.

The UIC men's basketball team arrived in Pittsburgh late Tuesday afternoon, and then practiced from 6:30-8:30 (EST) at the Petersen Center. 

Every seat on the plane was accounted for, but the Flames definitely stole the show.  At the conclusion of the flight, the team was recognized and wished good luck.  Then, redshirt junior Matt Bush was singled out by the Southwest Airlines staff -- Tuesday's flight from Chicago to Pittsburgh marked the first flight Bush has ever been on.  His teammates willingly took the opportunity to let the flight attendants in on the news before take-off. 

We'll have a live blog on both the front page of UICFlames.com and on "Flame Throwers" during Wednesday's game, so stay tuned. 

SUN TIMES PREVIEWS PITT GAME, 2010-11 SEASON


Posted Tuesday, November 9 at 12:16 p.m.

Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun Times caught up with UIC head coach Howard Moore earlier this week, and in Tuesday's paper, wrote a season preview.  Specifically, O'Brien examines the relationship between Moore and senior guard Robo Kreps, a second-team All-Horizon League selection. 

YOUR #1 SOURCE FOR UIC-PITTSBURGH COVERAGE: UICFLAMES.COM

Posted Tuesday, November 9 at 12:12 p.m.

The UIC men's basketball team is currently at Midway Airport, waiting on an afternoon flight to Pittsburgh.  The Flames will take on the Panthers in the season opener Wednesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com.  In the meantime, stay tuned to UICFlames.com and "Flame Throwers" for all your coverage.

CLICK HERE for game notes.  Also, check out the story and box score from last night's Pitt-Rhode Island game. 

MOORE TO HOLD WEEKLY PODCAST ON UICFLAMES.COM, FLAME THROWERS

Posted Friday, November 5 at 12:31 p.m.

For the upcoming season, UIC head men's basketball coach Howard Moore will have a weekly podcast available exclusively on UICFlames.com, it was announced Friday. The weekly interview will be conducted by Adam Levinson, the play-by-play man for the UIC Basketball Radio Network.

PITTSBURGH DEFEATS INDIANA (PA.) IN EXHIBITION ACTION

Posted Friday, November 5 at 12:25 p.m.

No. 5 Pittsburgh, who the Flames will open the 2010-11 season against next Wednesday at the Petersen Events Center, defeated Indiana (Pa.) in exhibition action Thursday night, 73-56.  The Panthers will play one regular season game before taking on UIC -- Pitt is set to take on Rhode Island at home on Monday night (Nov. 8). 

ESPN 1000/ESPNCHICAGO.COM RADIO SCHEDULE SET


Posted Friday, November 5 at 11:12 a.m.

Chicago sports radio powerhouse ESPN Radio 1000 (WMVP-AM) will continue to be the broadcast home for UIC men's basketball games during the upcoming 2010-11 season, after Director of Athletics Jim Schmidt announced a one-year partnership with the network for the second-consecutive season on Thursday.

FLAMES SET TO APPEAR ON TV 11 TIMES

Posted Friday, November 5 at 11:09 a.m.

The UIC men's basketball team will be one of the most viewed Division I teams in the state of Illinois this season, after Director of Athletics Jim Schmidt announced a five-game agreement with Comcast SportsNet Chicago. The Flames will now appear on television 11 times during the 2010-11 campaign.

EXHIBITION CENTRAL


Posted Thursday, November 4 at 3:58 p.m.

Senior guard Robo Kreps scored a team-high 14 points to lead four Flames scoring double figures, as the UIC men's basketball team recorded a wire-to-wire 80-53 win over Illinois-Springfield in the team's lone exhibition game at the UIC Pavilion Wednesday night.  Notably, Pittsburgh (UIC's season-opening opponent) will take on Indiana (Pa.) in its exhibition game tonight.  

POWERS: MOORE SUPPORTS CHICAGOLAND TOURNAMENT

Posted Thursday, November 4 at 3:54 p.m.

Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com caught up with head coach Howard Moore at Tuesday's Chicago media day event, and the focus was on a possible four-team tournament involving teams from the great city of Chicago.  Read the entire piece RIGHT HERE.

TWEET ALL DAY, TWEET ALL NIGHT

Posted Thursday, November 4 at 3:51 p.m.

Head coach Howard Moore's Twitter Page is now prominently featured on ESPNChicago.com.  Check out his running feed in the "Colleges Blog" on the website.  

CHICAGONOW'S TEMPLON BREAKS DOWN FLAMES

Posted Tuesday, November 2 at 5:11 p.m.

Jon Templon of ChicagoNow phoned into the Horizon League Network to talk Flames basketball.  CLICK HERE for the entire interview.  

RECAP OF CHICAGO COLLEGE BASKETBALL LUNCHEON


Posted Tuesday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m.

There was a nice turnout of media contingent at Tuesday's "Lunch Time" event at Maggiano's.  Each head coach (both men's and women's) from UIC, Northwestern, DePaul, Loyola and Chicago State  (termed the "Big 5" of Chicago in a few coach's speeches) addressed the crowd, and before and after lunch, one-on-one interviews with players and coaches were welcomed.  Paul Carter and head coach Howard Moore were both interviewed by CBS2 and Comcast SportsNet, among others.  Keep your eyes peeled for more UIC Basketball in the News!

WATCH TODAY'S CHICAGO COLLEGE BASKETBALL LUNCHEON ONLINE

Posted Tuesday, November 2 at 10:56 a.m.

"Lunch Time," a media event featuring men's and women's basketball coaches and players from across the city of Chicago (UIC, DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola and Chicago State), will be streamed live on DePaul's athletic website, beginning at 12:30 p.m. today.  Make sure to check out all the actions from Maggiano's!  Head coach Howard Moore and senior Paul Carter will be representing UIC at the event.

RED-BLUE SCRIMMAGE RECAP


Posted Monday, November 1 at 10:04 a.m.

The Flames held their Red-Blue scrimmage last Friday at the UIC Pavilion, and when all was said and done, the Blue squad topped the Red team, 49-29.  You can check out the full recap RIGHT HERE.  Seniors Dipanjot Singh and Robo Kreps were the respective three-point shooting and dunk contest champions.    

 

 

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