TAG: John Shurna

College / Jul 18, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Northwestern Seeks An End To College Basketball’s Longest Streak Of Futility

Drew Crawford

There are certain streaks in sports that have lasted so long that it seems like they will never end. One such streak, the New York Mets’ streak of seasons without a no-hitter, ended at 51 when Johan Santana no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals on June 1st. Another such streak nearly ended a few weeks ago as Andy Murray sought to become the first British man to win at Wimbledon since 1936 before he lost in the Final to Roger Federer. Perhaps the most infamous streak in all of sports belongs to the Chicago Cubs, who have not a World Series in 103 seasons and there is little hope for one this year with the team currently 14.5 games out of first place. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 29, 2012 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Best Undrafted Players From The 2012 NBA Draft

(photo. All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks)

Every year, some player slips through the cracks and ends up making a team after going undrafted. Recent examples of this trend are Jeremy Lin, Alonzo Gee and Samardo Samuels, players who have carved out niches in the NBA. These are the ten best undrafted players from yesterday’s draft. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 21, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Northwestern’s John Shurna Is A Sleeper In This Year’s NBA Draft

John Shurna

With many of the big name early entrants deciding to forgo participation in this June’s NBA Draft, the collective potential talent pool has definitely taken a major hit. But it has also opened doors for lesser-known products to rise up and surprise a team or two. One of those hopeful applicants is Northwestern junior forward, John Shurna. And Shurna’s no stranger to the spotlight, at least in the Midwest. The prospect from Glen Ellyn, Ill., has been giving the Big Ten the business for the last two seasons. Read More »