Articles by Charlie Duggan

Men’s hoops falls in second round

The season that was supposed to be the perfect dream for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team was cut short by the sound of an early, powerful alarm clock. JCU’s run in the NCAA tournament ended on March 6 when a three-pointer by senior Rudy Kirbus bounced off the back iron as time expired…

Men’s hoops wins OAC … again

With many students getting ready for Spring Break, thus concluding the winter season, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team hopes to have the winter carry on for a few more weeks. The team has begun its quest in hopes for a second consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference  Tournament Championship.   After clinching a share of the…

Four wins in a row moves men’s hoops team into tie for first in OAC

Watching the John Carroll University men’s basketball team this year is very similar to waiting to have your cable installed: you’re never sure when they’re going to decide to show up and turn it on. But more importantly for the Blue Streaks this past week, they were able to turn it on in time to…

Men’s hoops team returns to winning ways

A lot has happened with the John Carroll University men’s basketball team since the students finished their finals and headed home for the holidays. JCU’s 23-game regular season win streak was snapped.  They suffered their first home loss since Feb. 13 of 2008.  And that No. 2 ranking now applies to their standing in the…

Streaks stay hot, run their record to 6-0

The Streaks are hot.  The phrase that carried the John Carroll University men’s basketball team through their 21-game winning streak last season is true so far this year. So far, the biggest test on the schedule came when JCU hosted the Fighting Scots of The College of Wooster, who were ranked No. 9 in the…

JCU basketball teams get their seasons started

Men The John Carroll University men’s basketball team survived its regular season opener Saturday in Michigan, defeating Olivet College 90-83. Sophomore point guard Corey Shontz cured any worries of a second year slump, scoring a career-high 28 points, including 6-7 from behind the arc. “He carried us offensively,” said senior guard Brian Dandrea. “We’re still…

National poll ranks men’s basketball team second in the country

Expectations. Experience.  A first-team preseason All-American.  A national ranking.  A championship to defend.  None of these things were a factor last season for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team.  That team made it to the Sweet 16 and set a school record of 21 straight wins.  Now it’s time for the defending Ohio Athletic…

Magical season comes to an end

The John Carroll University men’s basketball team’s historic season came to a bittersweet end Friday night. The Blue Streaks fell to Guilford College 78-73 before a sold-out DeCarlo Varsity Center in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III Tournament.