Sunday, October 19, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/19/2014


Napier shines again as Heat Lite edge Spurs 111-108 in OT--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Against that backdrop, Spoelstra opened with a lineup that featured Shawne Williams Udonis Haslem, Danny Granger, Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole, while moving quickly to the likes of Johnson, Birch and Shawn Jones before the end of a first quarter.
MSU coach Izzo 'threw up' when rewatching UConn game--The Detroit News
It will have to be the same formula for Michigan State, which will need contributions outside of the big three.

Will it be sophomores Alvin Ellis or Gavin Schilling? Could it be junior transfer Bryn Forbes? Or could it be the freshmen class of Lourawls Nairn, Javon Bess or Marvin Clark?

"We are really talented," Trice said. "You cannot replace any of those three guys, but the guys we gained can really help us."
Charlie Lee Exclusive Interview | 2014 Horizon League Media Day--Hidden Diamond Productions

College Sports Madness Names Ruvanna Campbell All-Horizon League--uicflames.com

Saturday, October 18, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/18/2014

2014-2015 Season Preview: Mid-Major Power Rankings--CollegeBasketballTalk
7. Green Bay, 24-7, 14-2 Horizon (1st): The Phoenix lose center Alec Brown, but they return four of their top five scorers — including star point guard Keifer Sykes — from a team that beat ACC champion Virginia last season.
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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Belmont, Chattanooga, Cleveland State, Hofstra, Louisiana-Lafayette, Manhattan, Sam Houston State, Siena, Stony Brook, UC Santa Barbara, Western Michigan
Highlights From the 2014-15 Horizon League College Basketball Media Day--Mid-Major Madness

Horizon Women's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness
High-Major Women's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-American Teams--College Sports Madness

Miami Heat uses the long ball to rally for first win of the preseason--Miami Herald
Chalmers, Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier are all splitting minutes, vying for the job.

Cole got the start in Friday night’s game, finishing with five points.
Late 3-pointers lift Heat over Warriors, to first preseason win--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Even with the game played not far from the campus he delivered an NCAA championship, Chalmers again played off the bench for the Heat, with Norris Cole starting at point guard.
Harlem Globetrotters Announce 2015 Rookie Class--Harlem Globetrotters
Detroit native Carlos “Dizzy” English played parts of three seasons in the NBA Development League after averaging 8.3 points per game in his career at Cleveland State University. The 5-9 dribbling dynamo played the two years prior to his time at Cleveland State at Mott Community College (Mich.), where he helped lead the team to a 61-10 record over that span.
Cleveland State picked second in Horizon League men's basketball preseason poll--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State offers Damarri Moore--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State men’s basketball picked to finish second in Horizon League--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Press Conference at Horizon League Media Day '14--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State to face three ranked teams--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Tabbed Second in League Preseason Poll--csuvikings.com

Kings’ Ray McCallum finds himself in same position entering second season--Sacramento Bee
Titans Picked Third, Howard Named to Preseason First Team at HL Media Day--detroittitans.com

Women's Basketball Assistant Coach Rick Albro Inducted Into BCAM Hall Of Fame--detroittitans.com

Mid-major Oakland takes on murderer's row as prep for Horizon League season--The Sporting News
Top Mid-Major Players to Watch in 2014-15: 50-46--Mid-Major Madness
49. Kahlil Felder, Oakland, G: Kahlil Felder bust on to the scene a year ago and finished the season as a Freshman All-American and the Horizon Leauge's top freshman. The 5'9 guard created a talented combo with senior Duke Mondy and ended up averaging 9.5 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game. His assists numbers were enough to lead the Horizon League and finish tied for seventh nationally. Felder's top performance came against rival Detroit in front of a national TV audience where he finished the 83-82 Golden Grizzlies win with a triple-double of 15 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Greg Kampe might have lost some household names but Felder gives Oakland a bright future.
GOLDEN GRIZZLIES PICKED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON LEAGUE POLL--ougrizzlies.com

POPKEY NAMED TO COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE TEAM--ougrizzlies.com

UIC newcomer D’Juan Miller frontrunner to land starting point guard spot--The Catch and Shoot
UIC players throw down jams at preseason dunk contest--The Catch and Shoot
A Jerk’s Guide to the UIC Flames--PantherU

2014-2015 Season Preview: NBCSports.com’s Mid-Major All-Americans--CollegeBasketballTalk
FIRST TEAM

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay, Sr. (20.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.9 apg): High-flying, high-scoring point guards aren’t that easy to find. Sykes is the reason that the Phoenix have a shot at winning a game-or-two in the NCAA tournament.
Green Bay star Keifer Sykes throws down impressive dunk in practice--College Basketball Nation Blog
Green Bay is top pick for team and player in the Horizon League--Eye On College Basketball

Jeter, McWhorter speak at Horizon League Media Day--PantherU
Replacing Jordan Aaron--PantherU
Three Basketball Events On Tap For Milwaukee Basketball--uwmpanthers.com

Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso picked fourth in the Horizon League--The Post-Tribune
Thoughts from Horizon League Media Day--Inside VU Sports

Men’s Basketball: Horizon League announcement postponed--The Guardian

A Jerk’s Guide to the YSU Penguins--PantherU

Schlegel Named to Preseason All-Conference Team by College Sports Madness--ysusports.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/16/2014

High-Major Men's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-American Teams--College Sports Madness
2014-15 College Basketball Preview: Picking champions for every conference--The Catch and Shoot
Horizon League—Cleveland State

Between Cleveland State and Green Bay, the Horizon League title race should be an exciting one. Green Bay won the league last year, and although it returns outstanding senior guard Keifer Sykes, it also lost talented and versatile big man Alec Brown.

Cleveland State also lost a couple of key pieces, but the Vikings have two very good guards in junior Trey Lewis and senior Charlie Lee and one of the league’s best big men in junior Anton Grady.

Illinois State transfer Kaza Keane gives the Vikings another solid option in its backcourt.
2014-15 Horizon League Preview: Can Keifer Sykes, Green Bay Repeat?--The Catch and Shoot
Green Bay named Horizon League preseason favorite--Daily Herald

Miami Heat tones down hype before preseason game against LeBron James, Cavs--Miami Herald
Search for scoring

Bosh was better on Tuesday night against the Magic than in the Heat’s preseason debut, and that was a positive step.

He finished with 18 points and found open shots early in the game thanks to better ball movement behind new starting point guard Norris Cole.
Wade hoping Heat can get to consistent rotation--South Florida Sun Sentinel

Women’s Basketball Unveils Remodeled Locker Room With Special Ceremony--detroittitans.com

Page’s Xavier Hill-Mais commits to Oakland--The Oakland Press
Athletic Department creates new Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance position--Oakland Post
Sporting blitz, week of Oct. 15--Oakland Post
Max Hooper set to help replace Travis Bader's outside shooting--Oakland Post

Red vs. Blue Scrimmage offers first look at men’s basketball--UIC News
Annual Red vs. Blue Scrimmage Set for Oct. 17--uicflames.com
Men's Basketball: Getting to Know the Newcomers - D'Juan Miller--uicflames.com
UIC MBB Participates in Horizon League Media Day--uicflames.com

UWGB, Sykes named Horizon League favorites--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix to Host Annual FanFest, Green & White Scrimmage on Oct. 25--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Men's Basketball Set for Horizon League Media Day--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay Tabbed Preseason Favorite, Sykes Named Preseason POY--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Phoenix to Host Annual FanFest, Green & White Scrimmage on Oct. 25--GreenBayPhoenix.com

UWM Panther Arena should not be demolished--On Milwaukee
Horizon League To Hold Men’s Basketball Media Day Wednesday--uwmpanthers.com
Tiby Named Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League--uwmpanthers.com

Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso picked fourth in the Horizon League--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso adds recruit Daniel Relvao--The Wisdom of Oz
Son of Indiana Pacers star Rik Smits commits to the Crusaders--The NWI Times
Peters named First Team All-Horizon League; Crusaders tabbed for fourth--The NWI Times
Early look at Horizon League Projections/All-Conference--Inside VU Sports
Peters Named Preseason First Team Selection; Crusaders Picked Fourth--valpoathletics.com

Gun found in car led to WSU player’s dismissal--Dayton Daily News
Wright State picked to finish 5th in Horizon--Dayton Daily News
Donlon finds loaded weapon during custody exchange at WSU’s practice facility--The Guardian
Men’s Basketball: Raiders face lower expectations heading into 2014-15 season--The Guardian
Basketball Luncheon Set--wsuraiders.com
Raiders Picked Fifth in HL Preseason Poll--wsuraiders.com
Howloween Hoopla Set for October 28--wsuraiders.com

Open Competition: Nine Newcomers Litter YSU Men’s Basketball Roster--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Holds Annual Media Day--ysusports.com
Bobby Hain Named Preseason All-Horizon League Second-Team; Penguins Picked Eighth--ysusports.com

#HLMBB Media Day ESPN3 Schedule--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Tabbed Horizon League Favorite; Sykes Voted Player of the Year in Preseason Poll--Horizon League Network

Saturday, October 11, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/11/2014


Vague and Tenebrous Tweets by Almario Vernard Chalmers: Did Chalmers get benched today?--Miami Herald
Why would Chalmers be depressed? Well, being demoted to second-string point guard is enough to put anyone from Miami in a bad mood. (Of course, so is being in stuck in traffic on Biscayne Boulevard waiting on that damn bridge, or getting busted for smash porn, or, you know, getting plucked from your bubble by the Coast Guard.) Anyway, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has said several times during training camp that competition is wide open at point guard. Norris Cole has made it clear that he is pushing to be the team's starter, and, of course, Chalmers didn't exactly have the best possible finish to the 2014 playoffs.

He was benched for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and there was probably a time after The Finals when he thought he wasn't returning to the Heat.

Anyway, Chalmers went 0 of 2 for two points in the Heat's preseason opener. He played just 21 minutes and recorded two assists and two turnovers. Meanwhile, Cole played more than 23 minutes and went 4 of 8 from the field for 10 points and had four steals, two assists and didn't commit a turnover.
Stuff from the Heat's shootaround today, including Spoelstra on LeBron, Stan Van Gundy and this 'microwave society' we all live in--Miami Herald
On the Heat's growing concerns at point guard and other observations from the second preseason game--Miami Herald
Heat's Birdman fascinated with Rio's Big Mac
--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cole not getting comfortable

"It feels great to start," Cole said "My confidence is always pretty high. It's great to be moved in there, but this is early and it's still preseason. We're still trying to get better and do whatever we have to do to get better. If that means me starting, then that's what that means."

Horizon League Basketball Preview: #7 Oakland Golden Grizzlies--Busting Brackets
Top 25 Countdown: Others Receiving Votes--CollegeBasketballTalk
Dayton Flyers

Last Season: 26-11, 10-6 Atlantic 10 (t-5th), lost in the Elite 8
Key Losses: Devin Oliver, Vee Sanford, Khari Price
Key Returnees: Dyshawn Pierre (11.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 40.9% 3PT), Jordan Sibert (12.2 ppg, 42.6% 3PT)
Key Newcomers: Ryan Bass (transfer), Darrell Davis, Detwon Rogers
Outlook: Dayton was as good as any team in the country in February and March of last season, going 9-1 to close out the Atlantic 10 season before making a run to the Elite 8. Losing Devin Oliver will hurt, putting pressure on Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre to take on a bigger role offensively. The combination of Oakland transfer Ryan Bass and sophomore Scoochie Smith will be counted on to take over ballhandling duties. Dayton should compete for top four in the A-10.
Redshirt freshman’s foot injury a hit to Oakland’s perimeter depth--CollegeBasketballTalk
Kampe, Hovland nominees for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame--The Oakland Press
OAKLAND BASKETBALL SUSPENDS ARTIS CLEVELAND--ougrizzlies.com
GREG KAMPE AND PETE HOVLAND NOMINEES FOR MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME--ougrizzlies.com

Horizon League Basketball Preview: #9 UIC Flames--Busting Brackets

2014-2015 Season Preview: 25 must-watch non-conference games--CollegeBasketballTalk
TEN MORE TIMES YOU’LL NEED TO SET YOUR DVR

16. Kentucky vs. UCLA - (CBS Sports Classic in Chicago) - Dec. 20: Two blue-bloods square off in the United Center.
17. Texas vs. UConn - Nov. 30: Ryan Boatright vs. Isaiah Taylor will be fun.
18. Arizona vs. Michigan - Dec. 13: Sean Miller’s defensive mastery vs. John Beilein’s offensive ingenuity.
19. Arizona vs. UNLV - Dec. 23: The Runnin’ Rebels have a ton of young talent on their roster.
20. Syracuse vs. Michigan (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) – Dec. 2: Syracuse have PG questions while Michigan has an unproven front line.
21. Ohio State vs. North Carolina (CBS Sports Classic in Chicago) - Dec. 20: Are the Buckeyes truly a top 15-caliber team?
22. Minnesota vs. Louisville (U.S. Air Station in Puerto Rico) - Nov. 14: Big Pitino vs. Little Pitino.
23. Green Bay vs. Georgia State - Dec. 4/27: Arguably the nation’s two-best mid-majors. Keifer Sykes vs. Ryan Harrow and R.J. Hunter. And yeah, these two teams meet twice.
Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes will wow you this season (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk

Son of former NBA star commits to Valparaiso--CollegeBasketballTalk
Rik Smits' Son Derrik Smits Commits to Valparaiso--Mid-Major Madness

Horizon League Preview: #6 Wright State Raiders--Busting Brackets
Wright State parts ways with a veteran forward--CollegeBasketballTalk
Wright State gets three new uniforms (PHOTO)--CollegeBasketballTalk

Horizon League Preview: #8 Youngstown State Penguins--Busting Brackets

Friday, October 10, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/10/2014

Horizon Men's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness

Wade on LeBron and other things he said today at #Heat training camp--Miami Herald
—Wade called Norris Cole "a monster" defensively, and said the next step in his career would be learning "how to be effective as a point guard and as a scoring guard."

"He's got to figure out the perfect way to do that, and it's not always easy for guys," Wade said. "But if he can figure it out, he can be very dangerous for us. But I'm very confident. He's a kid who loves to work, and he wants to be as great as he wants to be. So, I think he'll figure it out."
Some questions before the Heat's open scrimmage tonight--Miami Herald
2. Will there be a breakout youngster?

There are plenty of young players in camp this week and they'll each get their chances to make solid impressions tonight. Norris Cole first showed signs of his potential during the team's preseason training camp scrimmage. Small forward James Ennis starred in Australia last year and Heat coaches and executives are hoping for big things. Rookie point guard Shabazz Napier improved throughout summer league, so he'll be expected to build off of that momentum.
Stuff I saw at the Heat scrimmage and other things from training camp like the depth chart and also some craft beer--Miami Herald
DEPTH CHART AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CAMP

POINT GUARD

—Mario Chalmers

Chalmers entered camp in good shape, which is important because his backup is a fitness nut and a workaholic and gunning for starting point-guard role. Chalmers had some good moments during the scrimmage, but his attempted alley-oop off the glass to Tyler Johnson was a poor decision.

—Norris Cole

Always improving, Cole's development as a point guard could give the Heat some options this season on the depth chart. If Cole can start at point guard, then Chalmers might come off the bench to spell Dwyane Wade. Chalmers could be a solid Sixth Man if put in the right situation, at least that's what the Heat might be thinking.

—Shabazz Napier

The Heat is hoping he can develop fast enough to be a viable option as a backup. That would free up Chalmers to be the Sixth Man, and allow Cole to be the starter. The most important thing Napier can provide at this point is solid defense, and he did that during the scrimmage.
ASK IRA: Does Wade's motivation ultimately have to come from within?--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State, Akron, Kent State begin basketball practice Friday--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State transfer Kaza Keane cleared to play by the NCAA--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Men's Basketball season preview--The Cauldron
Cleveland State offer Ricky Madision--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State extends scholarship offer to Anthony Carmon--Cleveland State Hoops
Kaza Keane Granted Immediate Eligibility at Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Rivalry has a name: Metro Series--Varsity Press
Detroit-Oakland Brand Metro Series Rivalry--detroittitans.com
UDM Athletics Announces Countdown to Tip-Off Prize Giveaway--detroittitans.com
UDM Athletics Set to Host Titan Tip-Off Basketball Event On Oct. 23--detroittitans.com

Lace Them Up, Women’s Basketball Holds First Team Practice On Monday--detroittitans.com

Oakland’s Daniels to miss eight weeks with foot injury--The Oakland Press
Oakland University launching new branding campaign--The Oakland Press
Oakland and Detroit brand new annual rivalry the ‘Metro Series’--The Oakland Press
Miller likes what he sees in two newest Flyers--Dayton Daily News
Athletics department moving away from 'OU' acronym--Oakland Post
BASKETBALL TIP-OFF BREAKFAST SET FOR OCT. 29--ougrizzlies.com
NICK DANIELS INJURED IN PRESEASON PRACTICE--ougrizzlies.com

Men's Basketball: Getting to Know the Newcomers - Tai Odiase--uicflames.com
Men's Basketball: Getting to Know the Newcomers - David Ramon--uicflames.com
UIC Flames Basketball Tickets Now on Sale--uicflames.com

Regina Miller Comments on 2014-15 Schedule--uicflames.com
UIC Flames Basketball Tickets Now on Sale--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Concludes First Practice of 2014-15 Season--uicflames.com

Preseason Mid-Major All-Americans: 2nd Team--Mid-Major Madness
Wardle to Host Open Practice for Coaches on Oct. 18--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Rick Karius Named Director of Men's Basketball Operations--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Men's Basketball Opens 2014-15 with First Official Practice--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Green Bay basketball schedules released--UWGB Fourth Estate

Women's Basketball Enjoys First Official Practice of 2014-15--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Borseth Signs Contract Extension Through 2018-19 Season--GreenBayPhoenix.com

The Curious Case of Tavares Sledge--PantherU
Vegas Tickets available--PantherU
Ranking Horizon League Logos--PantherU
Milwaukee Men’s Basketball Mini Ticket Plans On Sale Now--uwmpanthers.com
Revised Schedule For 2014 MGM Grand Main Event Announced--uwmpanthers.com
Milwaukee Men’s Basketball To Hold Coaching Clinic October 18--uwmpanthers.com

Catching Up With Angela Rodriguez--Panther Blog Zone
Rodriguez Named To Final Roster Of Mexico National Team--uwmpanthers.com

Breaking down Valpo’s Schedule--The Catch and Shoot
Men’s Basketball: Big man Derrik Smits commits to Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge Set for October 16--valpoathletics.com
Champions in Community: Valpo Men's Basketball at ValPlayso--valpoathletics.com

WSU dismisses senior from basketball team--Dayton Daily News
WSU lineup still in question, but it won’t be big--Dayton Daily News
WSU's Arceneaux needs to ‘bring it’--Dayton Daily News
Hopkins ready to go in second season with Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Men’s basketball: Yoho arrested for drunk driving--The Guardian
Men’s basketball: Sledge released from squad--The Guardian
WSU Unveils New Home/Road Uniforms--wsuraiders.com

Men's Basketball Inaugural Wine Taste Deemed A Success--ysusports.com
Men's Basketball to Host Third Annual Tip-Off Banquet--ysusports.com
Men's Basketball to Hold First Practice Saturday--ysusports.com
Men's Basketball Holds Energetic First Practice--ysusports.com

Women’s Basketball’s First Practice Set for Monday--ysusports.com
Coach John Barnes First Practice Recap--ysusports.com

Horizon League to Hold Men's Basketball Media Day on Oct. 15--Horizon League Network

Sunday, September 28, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/28/2014


In-state forward becomes Cleveland State’s first 2015 commitment--CollegeBasketballTalk
Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear--South Florida Sun Sentinel
7. Shawne Williams? Reggie Williams? Shannon Brown? Really?

A. As mentioned above with Deng and Granger, albeit in bigger roles with those two, offseasons often are about indentifying players who once were someone and possibly could yet be again.

But perspective also is important when considering the end of the bench. If the Heat start Bosh, McRoberts, Deng, Wade and Mario Chalmers, then figure on Granger, Andersen, Norris Cole and possibly Haslem being the next wave off the bench. So what we're really talking about with the others is who might emerge as a 10th man.

Brown might have the greatest opportunity of the minimum-scale free-agent additions, standing as one of the few on the roster who could set up as a defensive stopper at point guard.
Heat's Luol Deng moves past controversy--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cole in top shape

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra used the word "blasted" to describe how Norris Cole dominated the team's conditioning workouts. Cole, who is entering his fourth season, arrived at training camp in the best shape of his career.

"I think I stayed in pretty decent shape," Cole said. "I did a little bit each day."

Cole said he was motivated after struggling with eating habits last summer. He changed his diet and continued his normally strenuous workouts. Cole is expected to challenge Mario Chalmers for the starting point guard spot.

"I definitely toned it up to a different level," Cole said. "I prepared my body as if I'm going to play a full game. That's the workload that I try to put on myself. I want to be in maximum condition. The only way you can be in maximum condition is to go outside your comfort zone."
Cleveland State hosts homecoming; Sweet 16 tickets on sale this month--Cleveland Plain Dealer
That other Miami Heat player - Norris Cole - returns to Cleveland, too--Cleveland Plain Dealer
St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Jibri Blount commits to play basketball at Cleveland State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Announces 2014-15 men's basketball schedule--Cleveland State Hoops
Akron SVSM's Jibri Blount Commits to Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

NCAA pay issue could shift UDM sports landscape--Varsity Press
One year later: AD Vowels focuses on enhancing Titan brand--Varsity Press

Eats, sweets and grizzly beats--Oakland Post

Former UIC forward Scott VanderMeer sings [sic] contract in Uruguay--The Catch and Shoot
Horizon League announces 2014-15 TV schedule--The Catch and Shoot
Breaking down UIC’s 2014-15 schedule--The Catch and Shoot

UIC Women's Basketball Holds Team Photo Day--uicflames.com

2014-15 college hoops countdown: Projecting the 68 NCAA tournament teams--USA Today
No. 52 Green Bay (13 seed, Horizon League auto-bid): Keifer Sykes, the reigning Horizon League player of the year, is back but the Phoenix will have to replace 7-footer Alec Brown, who was drafted by the Suns in the NBA draft. This team won't be as offensively potent as last year's, but there's enough talent to fend off league foes such as Cleveland State and punch a ticket to the NCAA tournament after getting snubbed last March.
Schneider leaves UWGB for Memphis Grizzlies--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Men's Basketball to Hold Walk-On Tryouts on Oct. 2--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Milwaukee's Game At Wright State To Be Broadcast Live On ESPN3--uwmpanthers.com

Rodriguez Chasing Olympic Dreams With Mexico National Team--uwmpanthers.com

WSU releases nonconference hoops schedule--Dayton Daily News
Donlon: Non-conference travel will challenge Raiders--Dayton Daily News
WSU releases MBB schedule--The Guardian
WSU Announces Men's Basketball Nonconference Schedule--wsuraiders.com

Success leads to scheduling difficulties for WSU women’s hoops--Dayton Daily News

Women’s Basketball Looking for Male Practice Players--The Jambar

Saturday, September 20, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/20/2014

The Horizon League turns to social media to announce schedule--Mid-Major Madness

Former Illinois State guard lands at Cleveland State--CollegeBasketballTalk
Cleveland State a potential TV basketball darling for Horizon League this season--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State adds a late transfer Kaza Keane from Illinois State to bolster backcourt--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Emerging leaders have MSU's Tom Izzo looking forward to season--The Detroit News
Michigan State also didn’t enjoy a top recruiting class, but they did add transfer guard Bryn Forbes (Cleveland State) to go along with freshman guard Lourawls Nairn and forwards Marvin Clark and Javon Bess.
Horizon League announces 2014-15 schedule--Cleveland State Hoops
Kaza Keane Transfers to Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Metro+state: Detroit Mercy basketball to play four games on TV--The Detroit Free Press
Men's Basketball Adds Two League Games on ESPN Networks--detroittitans.com
UDM Athletics Announces Men's Basketball Ticket Deals--detroittitans.com

Horizon League Slate Released For Women’s Hoops--detroittitans.com

Oakland releases its 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule--The Oakland Press
Athletic department strives to better gameday experience--Oakland Post
OAKLAND RELEASES MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE--ougrizzlies.com

Sporting blitz week of Sept. 10--Oakland Post
Men’s Basketball

Sept. 3: Oakland University men's basketball will hold open tryouts on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10-11 a.m. inside the O'rena. The tryouts are only open to full-time Oakland students that are enrolled in Fall 2014. All potential walk-ons MUST complete the following prior to trying out:

1) Download the "New Athlete" medical forms available on OUGrizzlies.com.

2) Fill out necessary paper work.

3) Obtain a physical by a licensed physician within the last year.

4) Bring a copy of your class schedule to prove full-time enrollment.

5) Bring the appropriate insurance information, proof of physical and all other paperwork to the tryouts.

For more information, please e-mail assistant coach Brandon Weems at weems@oakland.edu.

Women’s Basketball

OU women’s basketball has announced their 2014-15 non-conference schedule. Oakland will host Chicago State (Nov. 23), Miami (OH) (Nov. 28) and Indiana (Dec. 20) and travel to Miami (FL) (Nov. 14), Michigan State (Nov. 26) and Central Michigan (Dec. 28).

HORIZON LEAGUE ANNOUNCES WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE--ougrizzlies.com

VanderMeer finding success overseas--UIC News
Former Basketball Star Scott VanderMeer Continues Pro Career in Uruguay--uicflames.com
Horizon League Men's Basketball Schedule Announced--uicflames.com

Hannemann to play pro ball in Ireland--UIC News
Horizon League Women's Basketball Schedule Announced--uicflames.com

GB lands commitments from Pittman & Torres--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Announces 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Green Bay to Open Gulf Coast Showcase Against East Carolina--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Young UWGB faces tough early schedule--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB-Wright State rematch in Horizon women's opener--Green Bay Press Gazette
Registration Now Open for 2014-15 Phoenix Phenoms--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Women's Basketball Releases Loaded 2014-15 Schedule--GreenBayPhoenix.com

UWM to open Horizon slate at home vs. UWGB--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jeter To Be Inducted Into UW-Platteville Hall Of Fame For Fourth Time--uwmpanthers.com
Horizon League Releases 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule--uwmpanthers.com
Milwaukee Men's Basketball Announces Changes To Staff--uwmpanthers.com
Milwaukee To Hold Men's Basketball Meet & Greet September 25--uwmpanthers.com

Horizon League Unveils 2014-15 Women's Basketball Schedule--uwmpanthers.com

Report: Valparaiso loses starting point guard to torn ACL--CollegeBasketballTalk
Valparaiso's Lexus Williams tears ACL--Mid-Major Madness
Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso point guard Lexus Williams likely out for season with torn ACL--The Post-Tribune
VU point guard Williams suffers torn ACL--The NWI Times
Was Lexus Williams Cursed?--Inside VU Sports
Call for harder opponents on basketball schedule--The Torch
Crusaders Announce 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule--valpoathletics.com
2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule Preview With Bryce Drew--valpoathletics.com
Crusaders to Host Pair of ESPN3 Games--valpoathletics.com

Crusaders Release 2014-15 Schedule--valpoathletics.com

Horizon slate pleases WSU’s Donlon--Dayton Daily News
Another Vest headed to Wright State--Dayton Daily News
WSU Announces Men's Basketball Conference Schedule--wsuraiders.com
Heels for Heroes Race--wsuraiders.com

WSU announces women’s basketball schedule--The Guardian
Women's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule--wsuraiders.com

Spots Still Available For Men's Basketball Wine Taste September 24--ysusports.com
2014-15 Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale--ysusports.com

Horizon League Releases Conference Women’s Basketball Schedule--ysusports.com

#HLMBB Schedule Announced--Horizon League Network

Horizon League Announces 2015 Women's Basketball Conference Schedule--Horizon League Network