Sunday, September 7, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/7/2014


Robo Kreps Joins UIC Staff as Graduate Manager--The Catch and Shoot

Katie Hannemann Signs Pro Contract to Play in Ireland--uicflames.com

Don't forget about Keifer Sykes--College Basketball Nation Blog

Former Milwaukee forward earns spot on NFL roster--The Catch and Shoot
Milwaukee releases non-conference schedule--The Catch and Shoot
Former Panther Niang On Senegal Roster For FIBA World Cup--uwmpanthers.com
Tone Boyle Named Head Basketball Coach At Highland Community College--uwmpanthers.com

UWM Announces 2014-15 Women's Basketball Nonconference Slate--uwmpanthers.com

Power Rankings: 2014 World Cup Edition--Stein Line Live
11. AUSTRALIA (Group D)

It's truly a shame that a couple of perennial faves at Stein Line HQ -- Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills -- aren't sufficiently healthy to play. Yet even without those two, Australia sports a squad teeming with current or former NBAers, headlined by Spurs center Aron Baynes (who's had a huge summer in warmup games) and the Cleveland Cavaliers' gritty Matty Dellavedova (who's bound to remain one of the most popular Cavs, even after a certain LeBron James came home this summer).

The focus on our shores, mind you, is always going to be Dante Exum when Australia comes up. That's true even if Exum, as it appears, opens the tournament as the first guard off the bench behind Dellavedova and Valparaiso ex Ryan Brokhoeff, just two months after the Jazz made Exum the No. 5 overall pick in the June draft.

The Boomers are clearly trying to lessen expectations for Exum in the 19-year-old's first major competition of any kind. The bigger issue, though, will be mustering enough shooting to make the most of their trademark Aussie toughness. Which is going to be a problem with Mills out.
Valparaiso University Formally Acquires Former Porter Hospital Property--noodls
In his words: IPFW hoop coach talks on 'state' tournament--Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
JMU releases 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule--Augusta Free Press
Madison will first travel down to Greenville, N.C., to face east carolina (Dec. 13) before trekking to Muncie, Ind., to battle Ball State (Dec. 17). JMU closes the non-conference portion of its schedule with three straight home games when it entertains high point (Dec. 20), Norfolk State (Dec. 22) and Valparaiso (Dec. 29).

“I think there’s a terrific balance between high-caliber opponents and games we feel we can win if we’re playing good basketball and remain healthy,” Brady said of his home non-conference schedule. “Certainly Virginia, Richmond, Valparaiso and high point are picked to do well in their respective leagues and will potentially go to the NCAA Tournament.”
Valpo Athletics offers unique incentive for fans--The Torch

Men's Basketball to Host Wine Taste September 24--ysusports.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/1/2014


Transfer season recap: Who's heading where?--Eye On College Basketball
Here's a look back at college basketball's 2014 “transfer window”:
Immediately eligible
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8. Bryn Forbes (Cleveland State to Michigan State): The Spartans don't bring back a ton on the perimeter, but Forbes could push for minutes with his shooting.
#69 Cleveland State Men's Basketball 2014-2015 Preview--College Sports Madness

Former Oakland guard transfers to Dayton, eligible this season--CollegeBasketballTalk
Dayton adds Oakland transfer Ryan Bass, eligible immediately--CBS Sports
Miller: Bass brings toughness, quickness to Flyers--Dayton Daily News
OU Athletics announces new marketing and branding campaign--Oakland Post

Kerem Kanter becomes a late commitment to Green Bay’s incoming class--CollegeBasketballTalk
Green Bay lands late commitment from Enes Kanter's brother--The Dagger
College basketball countdown: No. 52 Green Bay--USA Today

Australian Adventure: Perry ready for pro ball in Sydney--The Jambar

Sunday, August 31, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/31/2014


New addition to Michigan State program granted immediate eligibility--CollegeBasketballTalk
Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Brown signed for the $1.3 million veteran minimum, the only remaining salary space the Heat have available for free agents. He joins a backcourt that also features Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, journeyman free-agent acquisition Reggie Williams, and rookies Shabazz Napier and Tyler Johnson. The Heat have veteran Danny Granger and rookie James Ennis available as wings, as well.
Bryn Forbes cleared to play at Michigan State - Local college notebook--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Myles Hamilton Transfers to Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Titans Win Third Game of #VancouverTrip 81-70 Over UFV--detroittitans.com
Titans Sweep #VancouverTrip With 88-78 Win Over TWU--detroittitans.com
Former Titan Ray McCallum Distributed 400 Backpacks at Boys & Girls Club--detroittitans.com
Titans to host Wichita State on ESPNU--detroittitans.com

Women’s Basketball Finalizes Coaching Staff--detroittitans.com

Oakland University PG Kahlil Felder brings toughness to the basketball court--Next Up Recruits
Oakland head coach Greg Kampe with a unique #icebucketchallenge (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
New OU Athletic Director Konya: 'Everything is on the table'--Oakland Post
NCAA landscape continues to change with autonomy ruling--Oakland Post
Ryan Bass transfers to University of Dayton--Oakland Post

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOLDING RAFFLE FOR ALL-EXPENSE-PAID TRIP TO FLORIDA--ougrizzlies.com

JUCO forward Kaylen Shane will not attend UIC--The Catch and Shoot
Flames’ winning record a souvenir of Canada road trip--UIC News
UIC Defense Stifles Toronto in 87-50 Victory--uicflames.com
Flames Win Second Straight in 81-57 Victory at York--uicflames.com
Flames End Canada Tour With 71-57 Win at Brock--uicflames.com

Women's Basketball Announces Three Additions to Program--uicflames.com
Regina Miller Supports NBC 5's Back to School Supply Drive--uicflames.com

WSHS grad Alec Brown hopes to play professional basketball in Spain--Winona Daily News
Mixtape of CP3 Camp dunk-off featuring Keifer Sykes, Malik Monk, Dez Wells (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
#84 Green Bay Men's Basketball 2014-2015 Preview--College Sports Madness
Fresno State Men's Basketball Unveils 2014-15 Schedule--Mountain West Connection
The matchups for the Gulf Coast Showcase have not been announced, but the slate of potential opponents include the Green Bay Phoenix (regular season Horizon League champions), San Francisco Dons (an NIT participant last year) and Florida-Gulf Coast Eagles (the de facto host).
UWGB men's basketball adds recruit--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB, Wisconsin likely to take it year by year--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Adds Kerem Kanter to Men's Basketball Program--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Home Court Advantage--UWM Post
Former UWM hoops star makes Kansas City Chiefs roster--UWM Post
Former Panthers Continuing Basketball Careers Overseas--uwmpanthers.com
Demetrius Harris Makes Kansas City Chiefs Roster--uwmpanthers.com

Broekhoff inspires win Airbnb Boomers to Ukraine win--Basketball Austrailia

Horton Signs Professional Contract with TG Neuss in Germany--valpoathletics.com

Men’s basketball: Raiders get first commitment for 2015--The Guardian

Men's Basketball Has Busy Weekend Serving Community--ysusports.com
Men's Basketball: Get to Know Jorden Kaufman--ysusports.com

UIC Goes 3-2 on Canadian Swing--Horizon League Network
Detroit Posts Undefeated Mark on Tour of Canada--Horizon League Network
Former Panther Harris Earns Roster Spot with Kansas City Chiefs--Horizon League Network

Former YSU Women's Basketball Player Karen Flagg Signs to Play in the Netherlands--Horizon League Network

Saturday, August 16, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/16/2014


Donald Sterling's racism could lead to minority empowerment through late Cleveland State coach John McLendon--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Victor Morris joins Cleveland State basketball staff--Cleveland State Hoops
Former Cleveland State standout Jon Harris signs contract to play professionally in Argentina--Cleveland State Hoops
Isaiah Manderson Commits to Texas Tech--Cleveland State Hoops

Brandan Kearney eligible to play for Detroit Titans this season--The Detroit Free Press
Kearney Eligible to Play With #DetroitsCollegeTeam This Season--detroittitans.com
Titans Depart for Vancouver--detroittitans.com
Titans Win First Game of #VancouverTrip 119-74 Over Quest--detroittitans.com
UDM Athletics Announces Updated Style & Branding Guide--detroittitans.com
#DetroitsCollegeTeam Improves to 2-0 on #VancouverTrip--detroittitans.com

McBrayer Tabbed New Graduate Assistant Coach--detroittitans.com

A GAME PLAN FOR LIFE--ougrizzlies.com

Transfer student brings championship experience to Flames--UIC News
UIC Basketball Adds JUCO Guard and Chicago Native Paris Burns--uicflames.com
Men's Basketball Arrives in Canada--uicflames.com
Flames Go Distance With Defending National Runner-Up Ottawa--uicflames.com
Flames Let Lead Slip Against Carleton, 64-49--uicflames.com

Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes throws down a windmill after lobbing an alley-oop to himself (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Keifer Sykes' self-windmill alley-oop dazzles even Chris Paul--The Dagger
UWGB's Sykes wows crowd with alley-oop dunk--Green Bay Press Gazette

Boomers forward Ryan Broekhoff shooting for a medal in Spain--The Age

Third Wright State senior, Darling, signs to play in Europe--Dayton Daily News
Refer A Raider Contest Announced--wsuraiders.com

SCALZO: Eargle’s next stop is Japan--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball to Host Wine Taste September 24--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Finalizes 2014-15 Non-League Slate--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Pro Contract Trifecta--ysusports.com

YSU Women's Basketball's 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule Announced--ysusports.com

CSU WBB Team on 10-Day Tour of Italy--Horizon League Network

Sunday, August 10, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/10/2014


Cleveland State among top three schools for Isaiah Manderson--Cleveland State Hoops

Avon girls basketball player Sierra Davidson commits to Cleveland State--Cleveland.com

Men's Basketball to Face Michigan in Legends Classic--detroittitans.com
UDM Announces Changes to Titan Athletic Club and CAL Club for 2014-15--detroittitans.com

Oakland men facing another tough schedule in 2014-15--The Oakland Press

Former VU player Harris ready for new beginning at UIC--The NWI Times

Chris Paul Elite camp roundup: Graham, Sykes shine--The Sporting News

2014 Gulf Coast Showcase Official Bracket Released--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Women's Basketball Concludes Successful Golf Outing--uwmpanthers.com

NCAA Board approves Division I autonomy proposal--USA Today
Wright State president David Hopkins said that even though his school competes in the Horizon League, which isn't one of the five high-resources conferences, he did not believe it would be a death knell to its ability to compete.

"It was very clear we were defining autonomy in very careful ways, and we knew for our sister conferences had challenges and needs that were not apparent in what we do," Hopkins said. "We've learned how to live within our means and still provide an excellent experience and be part of the access to national championships."
Hopkins: Satisfied with changes to NCAA--The Guardian

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/6/2014


Cleveland State Makes a Play for Isaiah Manderson--More Than a Fan: Cleveland

The entire list of games for the 2014 college basketball Tip-Off Marathon--CollegeBasketballTalk
Here is the entire list of games:

Monday, Nov. 17
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Detroit vs. Oregon (ESPNU) — Part of Legends Classic
Viewer’s Guide for the 2014 Tip-Off Marathon: Loaded slate, marquee nightcap and great mid-major matchups--CollegeBasketballTalk
YOU KNOW WHAT? JUST WATCH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. OR PLAY FIFA. OR WHATEVER. I’LL BE DISAPPOINTED, BUT I WILL UNDERSTAND
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17. Detroit at Oregon, 11:00 p.m. (ESPNU): Our first national glimpse at Oregon this season, who had one of the most disastrous offseasons in recent memory.
Ranking the games in next season's Tip-Off marathon--The Dagger
OTHER GAMES ON THE SLATE:
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Detroit at Oregon (Nov. 17, 11 p.m. EST): Joseph Young is a Pac-12 player of the year contender, but the Ducks have sustained too many losses to factor in the conference race next season.
Detroit Mercy coach Ray McCallum will use trip to Canada to assess talent--The Detroit Free Press
Titans to Face Oregon in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon--detroittitans.com
Titans Team Up With Our Lady of Good Counsel For PBJ Outreach--detroittitans.com

Video: Greg Kampe talks about the one-and-done rule--Grizzlies Den

Flames prep for season in Canada--UIC News

Women’s basketball faces tough competition--UIC News
UIC Women's Basketball Releases 2014-15 Non-League Schedule--uicflames.com
Top Flames Moment: UIC Wins 2014 WBI Title--uicflames.com

UWGB men's basketball lands three-star recruit--Green Bay Press Gazette

Bracket reveal: MGM Grand Main Event--College Basketball Nation Blog
Tournament: MGM Grand Main Event.

When and where: Nov. 24 and 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Teams involved: UW-Milwaukee, Oral Roberts, Louisiana-Lafayette and a fourth team to be named in the middleweight bracket; Auburn, Oregon State, Tulsa and Oklahoma State in the heavyweight bracket.
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The middleweight bracket offers a solid lineup among mid-majors. Matt Tiby (12.0 PPG) is one of the key pieces returning for a UW-Milwaukee squad that won the Horizon League tourney last season and the automatic NCAA tournament berth. The Panthers are banned from this season’s tourney due to APR problems.

Ashlee McGee Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach--uwmpanthers.com
Women's Basketball Adds Junior College All-American To Roster--uwmpanthers.com

Valparaiso lands a transfer from LSU--CollegeBasketballTalk
Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso lands LSU transfer Shane Hammink--The Post-Tribune
Hammink completes Valparaiso’s roster--The NWI Times
Crusaders Announce Addition of Hammink--valpoathletics.com

Basketball: WSU trio set to make pro debuts--The Guardian