Northern Star

The Patton Problem: ‘An unacceptable situation’

With a 35-81 career record at NIU, on the verge of a fourth straight 20-loss season, it is time for Ricardo Patton and NIU to go their separate ways.

The Northern Star Editorial Board

March 3, 2011

When you have a horse with a broken leg, it seems natural to put it out of its misery. The legs of NIU's men's basketball program have been broken for far too long. As a head coach at NIU, Ricardo Patton has been a perennial failure, not only for the school's win-loss record, but also for its recrui...