Chicago State University Cougars
The Chicago State University Cougars announced on December 23 that they will cease basketball operations for the 2020-21 season and join the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2013, according to a news release.
The Cougars have been winless so far this season, but Chicago State has said their record is not the reason for the end of the season. When you're dealing with a team like this, which was ranked 349 by Sports Illustrated before the season, the natural inclination is to ask, "Why bother? I also thought Indiana State was a postseason a year ago, when it was ranked among the top 200 teams. That was about as inexperienced as an inexperienced team I could see, with a 0-9 record and a loss to the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Cougars play in the Great West Conference, which Chicago State sees as it is, and they are 4-28 and on the verge of bankruptcy, with a record of 0-9.
A year ago, it was not known whether Chicago State athletics would be able to compete in 2017. While the remaining 14 sports programs in the Great West Conference remain on the schedule, the Cougars will be the first D1 men's program to start and finish its season with a record of 0-9 in conference play and 1-8 overall.
Classes will begin this fall after Illinois lawmakers finally approved an emergency package that would allow financial distribution between universities and colleges, including $21.7 million to the state of Chicago. Still, the amount that keeps the doors open at Chicago City College is still well below the 30 percent that universities normally receive.
Madigan spokesman Steve Brown told the undefeated that Madigan has consistently supported state universities and community colleges, including Chicago State, during the budget deadlock and that he understands the uniqueness of CSU in the state system. There is no doubt that this will create a more balanced distribution of resources between state colleges and universities in Illinois, but we hope that it will be created in a fair and equitable way for all universities in Illinois, not just Chicago City College.
We could not be more proud of our students, faculty, staff, and students at Chicago State, and we could not be more excited about the future of Chicago City College as a public university.
I would like to congratulate President Scott and Chicago State University on their decision to head the Department of Athletics. I wanted to congratulate the President and the entire athletics department of Chicago City College for their leadership and commitment to our students, faculty, staff and students at Chicago University College.
Elliott Charles has been hired by Chicago State University as the new head coach of the men's and women's basketball team at Chicago City College. Elliott Charles was hired for his first full-time job as a football coach at the University of Chicago. Elliot Charles had previously been hired as assistant coach and assistant athletic director at Chicago University College in Chicago, Illinois.
Elliott Charles is in his second year running the Chicago State Athletics and has been a member of the athletic staff for three years. Elliott Charles was also an assistant coach and assistant athletic director at Chicago University College in Chicago, Illinois, where he led the men's and women's basketball programs.
Elliott Charles has done an outstanding job in his first year in the newly appointed position as director of Chicago State Athletics. Elliott Charles is doing a great job with the athletic staff and his new agents in their new positions. Elliot Charles is doing an excellent job at the start of his second year as a member of the athletics staff.
Chicago State has signed a stellar leader in Elliott Charles as the new athletics director for the Chicago State University Cougars football team. With the new sporting director and his new agent we have found another outstanding leader in Elliot Charles. With the addition of two new sports directors and their new agents, Chicago City Athletics has brought in another great leader, Elliott Charles.
Charles holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's degree in business administration from Chicago State University. Charles holds an MBA in business administration from Illinois State College of Business and the title of deputy athletic director for the Chicago City Athletics Department.
Dildy signed with San Diego State with his love for the CSU, but shortly after he moved to Illinois State, where he finished his two-year senior career. Charles is coming to the University of Illinois at Chicago for his second season as head football coach.
Clarke Rosenberg and Jamere Dismukes led Chicago State to victory with 16 points each, and Rosenberg led the Cougars with eight rebounds. The Cougars earned their first win of the season against city rival Illinois in Chicago, where they lost by 14 points in a 77-70 loss on Saturday.