Ramblers Senior Day spoiled, fall to Lady Bears 85-58

Greg Melo Medill Reports On a day meant to celebrate seniors of Loyola women’s basketball, a freshman stole the show Sunday afternoon as forward Jasmine Franklin and the Missouri State Lady Bears defeated the Ramblers 85-58. The Lady Bears came out of the gates on fire as they drained their first 6 shots from the […]

Ramblers win streak snapped as they fall to Salukis 41-64

By Greg Melo Medill Reports In a battle between two women’s basketball teams vying for better seeding in the middle of the pack for the Missouri Valley Conference, the Loyola Ramblers fell to the Southern Illinois Salukis 41-64 on Friday night at Gentile Arena. Loyola started out strong in the contest as forward Abby O’Connor […]

Adam Silver on NBA’s role in equality and inclusion

Adam Silver - ASW 2019

By Greg Melo Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The elephant in the room during All-Star weekend was the “bumps in the road” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged during his annual news conference: North Carolina’s recent history regarding LGBTQ rights and its impact on staging the event. The heart of Silver’s opening statement detailed what it […]

Ben Simmons at home among the stars

Ben Simmons ASW 2019 Media Day

By Greg Melo Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Ben Simmons had no issues with fitting in when it came to the scrum of reporters around him on Friday morning. The second-year Rising Star and first-time All-Star looked like he belonged, joking with some of the reporters who threw some off-the-wall questions at him, and thoughtfully responding […]

Ramblers look to block the outside noise as they finish off tough 5 game stretch

Greg Melo Medill Reports  In college sports, conference play is king. And for a young Loyola women’s basketball team,  Missouri Valley conference games have presented a mix of ups and downs. After a weekend split against Illinois State and Bradley, Loyola finds itself tied for the fifth spot in the Valley. With the top 6 […]

Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball season in review

Greg Melo Medill Reports As the calendar flipped from 2018 to 2019, Missouri Valley Conference games officially kicked into full gear with teams  jockeying for position in lieu of March’s tournament in Quad Cities in Moline. With conference play in full swing, here is a look at the current state of the MVC standings and […]

Loyola Ramblers edge out the Evansville Purple Aces 61-56

Greg Melo Medill Reports With the final score landing a little too close for comfort, the Loyola Ramblers defeated the Evansville Purple Aces 61-56 to capture their second win in Missouri Valley Conference play. With 22 seconds remaining in the game, it looked like it might be all over. Loyola guard Ellie Rice had just […]