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Loyola Ramblers display name[edit]

All - We have historically used "Loyola (Illinois)" and "Loyola (Maryland)" for the two division I Loyolas (in addition to "Loyola Marymount" in the West). Given the consistent use of "Loyola–Chicago" in the press (which reached a new level during their Final Four run), I'd like to suggest we transition to this display name. What I don't have a handle on is if this should be a change to all of the athletic pages ("Loyola Ramblers" to "Loyola-Chicago Ramblers") - which would need to be vetted and determined on the Talk page of Loyola Ramblers - or if it would be a display name change only, which could be determined by the relevant college sports projects. Thoughts? A) should it be changed, and B) page moves or display names? Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 12:41, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Loyola Ramblers men's basketball as a page name is completely fine. Just like Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball is just fine for Loyola (MD). They only need to be listed as Loyola–Chicago and Loyola (MD) when listed in schedule tables. This is how it is already done so nothing needs to change. Bsuorangecrush (talk) 03:28, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
It is not true that Loyola is listed as Loyola–Chicago consistently. It is Loyola (IL) in most other places and in fact this was previous consensus - this is why I ask. I am not necessarily suggesting page moves, but worth noting that the Chicago school actually calls itself “Loyola University Chicago” (see here). Rikster2 (talk) 10:25, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Well, if that is the case Loyola-Chicago makes the most sense since its the official name. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 16:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Rikster2: Don't add a dash, don't add the state in parentheses for Chicago... simply display it as "Loyola Chicago". Corky 22:11, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
The athletic pages don't need to change as Ramblers is already a sufficient disambiguator. As for the display name, Google is not very help with "Loyola-Chicago" vs. "Loyola Chicago", as there is no way to search specifically with or without the hyphen; they just co-mingle the results. I would generally say use whatever is common in sources, but then I just noticed that we list the Miami Hurricanes as "Miami (Florida)", even though the press commonly just calls them plain "Miami", while the Miami RedHawks is generally displayed as "Miami (OH)" in the press.—Bagumba (talk) 18:12, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Are we cool with “Loyola Chicago?” If so, I will go make changes. Not as much input as I had hoped for. Rikster2 (talk) 22:23, 29 April 2018 (UTC)


It seems to me that List of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four participants should be full of links to championhsip game, team-season and conference-season articles. It will take some time to figure out, I guess, but can someone churn through linking this so that it is a useful article.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, those should all be wikilinked. If anyone decides to tackle this, please make use of Template:Cbb link for team season articles that do not yet exist. Jweiss11 (talk) 03:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
I have linked all of the existing team articles.UCO2009bluejay (talk) 23:42, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
To be fair, I did 23 years of linking the teams. Show some credit Lincolning!! :-) 16:02, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
You did including the 2007–08 Memphis Grizzlies season.–UCO2009bluejay (talk) 17:17, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
I was just having some fun, I didn't point out any of the mistakes you made, but thanks for being an ass about it. Lincolning (talk) 19:28, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────What mistakes?-UCO2009bluejay (talk) 19:33, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Cbb link for conferences[edit]

Should we have a cbb link for conference season articles yet to be created?--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 17:37, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Template:Alternative links should work for that. Mjs32193 (talk) 19:52, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

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Donte Ingram[edit]

Hey I have been trying to improve Donte Ingram to GA status recently but I hit a roadblock. I can't find his birthdate or even year of birth. I would assume it's 1995 or 1996 since he was a senior last season but I don't know for sure. His Loyola profile and profile do not help in this regard. Can anyone find it? ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 19:44, 13 June 2018 (UTC)