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The Perfect Storm Builds at Roosevelt

One of the best kept secrets in Men’s College Basketball in the Windy City may not be much of a secret any longer.

No, I’m not talking about Northwestern or Chicago State. They have all lost games this season.

The real story resides with a downtown school that has gone virtually unspoken in the world of Chicago sports. That school is Roosevelt University, and the team worthy of mention, is the Men’s Basketball program, The Lakers.

The Lakers have started the 2013-14 campaign on a tear in the Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) going undefeated in their first seven contests.

Roosevelt did not have a basketball program from 1989-2009. But then Joe Griffin was hired to coach men’s basketball starting in the 2010-11 season.

In his first year at the helm, Griffin led the team to a dismal 4-23 record. However, from that point, he has led them to a 15 win season last year to a perfect start to this season.

Griffin sat down for an interview to talk about coaching, the team’s hot start and how he came to be the coach at Roosevelt.

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