Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he is staying
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he plans to stay at the school after he reportedly talked to St. John's about its job.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — First-year Drake coach Darian DeVries has been named the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year.
The league announced on Thursday that DeVries beat out Dana Ford of...
Last season: 32-6.
Coach: Porter Moser.
Conference: Missouri Valley.
Who's gone: Guard/forward Donte Ingram, guard Ben Richardson and forward Aundre Jackson.
Loyola out to show run to Final Four last season no fluke
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago charmed the nation last season with a stunning Final Four run that turned a 98-year-old nun named Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt into a national — no, international — celebrity.
The Ramblers know what comes next: Everyone else's best shot.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt and her Loyola-Chicago Ramblers brought their Final Four fame to the state Capitol.
The 98-year-old Catholic nun is a chaplain of the team that made it to the NCAA men's basketball tournament's semi-final game before losing to Michigan 69-57.
She, Ramblers Coach Porter Moser and several cagers from the 32-6 team were lauded Wednesday in separate ceremonies in the House and Senate.
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago rewarded coach Porter Moser with a new contract through the 2025-26 season for a captivating Final Four run on Wednesday.
Though financial terms were not announced, Moser figured to be in line for a raise after the Ramblers captured the nation's imagination last month.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.
The popular 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the Final Four switched sports Tuesday, throwing out a first ball before the Cubs' home opener.
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt drew a big cheer at Wrigley Field when she made an underhand toss from her wheelchair. She laughed as the ball bounced toward home plate.
CHICAGO (AP) — An unforgettable run to the Final Four is over, but the memories won't be fading anytime soon.
Loyola-Chicago captured the imagination of a nation and even turned a lovable 98-year-old nun named Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt into a celebrity, with shirts and bobbleheads flying off the racks and memes filling social media feeds.
It was fun while it lasted. And while the run ended with a loss to Michigan in the semifinals on Saturday, the Ramblers insist this is just the beginning.
Ever wonder why collegiate head basketball coaches coach the way they coach?
It's an interesting premise to dissect, considering the Final Four just ended Saturday night. And also since the NCAA Tournament national championship game is on Monday night.
So, what was the impetus for Villanova's Jay Wright, Michigan's John Beilein, Kansas' Bill Self and Loyola-Chicago's Porter Moser to coach the way they coach?
If you’re a fan of old-school basketball, you can’t help but pull for Loyola University this weekend when it plays in the coveted Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Tournament in San Antonio.
The Ramblers play basketball the way Dr. James Naismith invented it — minus the peach baskets.
The style Loyola coach Porter Moser has instilled in his entire roster of players has coaches everywhere envious.
San Antonio — The Wolverines have been reminded, politely and repeatedly, that they're the villains here, that their story must end for the Loyola-Chicago tale to continue. Moritz Wagner's tongue-wagging swagger is the symbol of it, and he gets it, sort of.
Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser hoping Ramblers’ midmajor success is here to stay
“I remember going, ‘Holy cow’ — how big that team was,” said Moser, now Loyola Chicago’s coach. “I remember that vividly.”
Just as clear in Moser’s memory is his future boss Majerus being stung by Kentucky in the national championship game.
The Utes haven’t been back, 20 years later.
“There’s nothing that stuck in his craw more,” Moser said. “It physically bothered him.”
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago's miraculous run to the Final Four will be remembered for clutch shots, the "Wall of Culture," a couple of guards who have been playing together since grade-school and, of course, Sister Jean.
SAN ANTONIO Carson Shanks knew how much Sister Jean meant to the Loyola Chicago program, so he felt more pressure getting the teams 98-year-old inspirational chaplain onto the team plane safely following the teams Sweet 16 victory over Tennessee than he ever did on the court.
The 7-foot senior center from Prior Lake and Loyola teammate Cameron Krutwig were told by Ramblers coach Porter Moser to help Sister Jean up a staircase since there was no ramp to get her wheelchair on board.
Transfers transformed these Final Four teams (and get used to hearing that)
SAN ANTONIO Spring 2018 trend update from the Alamodome: Transfers are in, and one-and-dones are so out of style.
Final Four coaches John Beilein, Porter Moser, Jay Wright and Bill Self all made their way to the Final Four without a one-and-done player, a prospect with his bags half-packed for the NBA. Three of those teams, however, have been transformed by transfer players.
San Antonio — Saddi Washington and Drew Valentine knew this might happen.
Almost three weeks ago as selection Sunday loomed, they realized there was a chance their paths could meet in the NCAA Tournament. But back then, they were thinking it might happen in the first round.
Never did Washington and Valentine, both Lansing natives, think they'd be squaring off in the Final Four.
Moser, Loyola and Sister Jean basking in Final Four
CHICAGO (AP) — The black-and-white photo on the back wall of his office serves as a constant reminder and inspiration for Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser.
Les Hunter, Jerry Harkness and John Egan are standing with the 1963 NCAA championship trophy, the net draped over it. Coach George Ireland has his right arm extended in front as he shakes hands with someone whose face is not in the picture.
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Despite a late-season skid that probably offset a much-better seeding for the Rams, coach Dan Hurley's team is one of the most dangerous mid-major teams around. Rhode Island, a No. 11 seed last year, was a possession away from the Sweet 16 in a Round-of-32 loss to Final Four finisher Oregon. And everyone's back from that team, including dynamic guards E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell.
A few weeks ago, Loyola-Chicago was just another mid-major basketball program hoping to make the NCAA Tournament.
Now, after four victories — three coming in the final seconds — the Ramblers are the talk of college basketball. They're just the fourth 11-seed to reach the Final Four and they'd become the first to reach the national championship game if they were to knock off Michigan on Saturday.
A big believer in asking for advice, Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser is in the process of tapping into his friends and associates in search of a few Final Four hacks.
Moser did not want to reveal during a teleconference Monday with reporters to whom he was turning for tips. He did mention one person he would have liked to have been able to connect with during the last phase of the Ramblers' improbable NCAA Tournament run.
Final 4 bound: No. 11 Loyola beats Kansas State 78-62
ATLANTA (AP) — Porter Moser stood in front of the scarf-clad Loyola cheering section, a bit dazed but beaming from ear to ear.
"Are you kidding me! Are you kidding me!" the Ramblers coach screamed over and over.
Loyola is headed to the Final Four .
Atlanta — Porter Moser stood in front of the scarf-clad Loyola cheering section, a bit dazed but beaming from ear to ear.
"Are you kidding me! Are you kidding me," the Ramblers coach screamed over and over.
ATLANTA - Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four.
This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet.
Ben Richardson scored 23 points, and 11th-seeded Loyola romped to a 78-62 victory over Kansas State on Saturday night, capping off a remarkable run through the bracket-busting South Regional.
"Are you kidding me! Are you kidding me!" coach Porter Moser screamed over and over again in front of the scarf-clad faithful who made the trip south from Chicago.
Loyola beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA run
ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago's captivating NCAA Tournament run hanging in the balance, it was Marques Townes' turn to deliver another memorable finish.
Townes had scored only a combined 15 points in Loyola's first two NCAA Tournament games, but that didn't concern Ramblers coach Porter Moser. Townes had the ball in front of the Loyola bench in the final seconds Thursday night and the shot clock about to expire.
Sometimes, it's tough to remember Drew Valentine — one of the hot, young basketball coaches in the country — is only 26.
Then you see Donte Ingram drain a last-second 3 to send Loyola-Chicago past Miami, 64-62, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and, yeah, then you remember.
Loyola returns home for Sweet 16 prep as talk of Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — These sure are sweet times for Loyola-Chicago.
Two last-second shots — two prayers answered — vaulted the Ramblers to the Sweet 16 and placed them right in the national spotlight.
"Coach (Porter Moser) has been talking about how 'You think this is good? Look around. You think this is good? Well, it's gonna get even better,'" guard Ben Richardson said. "It's just kind of been bought into that, like put it in the bag and move on."
DALLAS (AP) — Porter Moser wants his Loyola-Chicago players to savor every moment of the NCAA Tournament. It took the Ramblers a long time, and last-moment shots in consecutive games, to go from what the coach termed a "grassroots rebuild" to the Sweet 16.
"It's amazing when you have a group of people who believe," Moser said. "I mean, just this group is resilient. They believe."
CHICAGO (AP) — As the players walked into the video room at the end of a grueling boot camp last fall, Loyola of Chicago coach Porter Moser made sure "One Shining Moment" was playing.
He wanted his team to hear that anthem of the NCAA, to see what the payoff could be for their sweat, their aches, their pains. And he wanted his players to believe the idea of a tournament run was anything but madness.
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola of Chicago coach Porter Moser recalled dinners with Rick Majerus.
Whether they went to a fancy restaurant or a greasy spoon, it was always a local joint and never some middle-of-the-road national chain. There was no such thing as a quick bite, either, even if his boss insisted they were going for just that.
"He liked a big group. He liked to talk ball. He liked to talk movies, politics. But it was an event," Moser said. "It was a three-hour event."