Saturday, May 19, 2018

News On The Horizon 5/19/2018

Women's Basketball Set to Host Elite, Kid's Camps This
UWGB men's basketball won't play Wisconsin in 2018-19--Green Bay Press Gazette
No freshmen? No problem for Linc Darner, UWGB men's basketball team--Green Bay Press Gazette
Maddie Yoss and Kam Hankerson to Participate on Horizon League SAAC for
Former UW-Milwaukee guard Brock Stull will play his final season at Minnesota--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UW-Milwaukee's Academic Progress rate for men's basketball is as good as it gets--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Men’s Basketball Earns NCAA APR Public Recognition Award

Saporito, Odegard Named Horizon League SAAC
Another semester, another record GPA … Norse student-athletes post 3.46 GPA this

NKU Athletic Director Appointed to NCAA Women's Basketball Committee--River City News
Northern Kentucky University’s Bothof named to NCAA Women’s Basketball
Agonis Club honors 5 athletes and coach in 65th annual awards banquet--Dayton Daily News
Receiving various athlete awards were Trotwood-Madison High School senior running back Ra’veion Hargrove, University of Dayton senior women’s basketball player Jenna Burdette, Wright State senior men’s basketball player Grant Benzinger, Notre Dame senior basketball player Kathryn Westbeld, Miami junior field hockey player Paula Portugal and Alter tennis coach Charlie Painter.
Dr. Dave Reese Memorial Award: Benzinger was a key reason why WSU won the Horizon League tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring (14.6), was first in free throw percentage (89.1), third in 3-point percentage and fifth in minutes played. He also was first team All-Horizon League.
Sorry, ACC, this is the NCAA tournament change we’d rather see--Dayton Daily News

Wright State women’s basketball loses two assistant coaches--Dayton Daily News
Northern Kentucky University’s Bothof named to NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee--The Horizon League

Sunday, May 13, 2018

News On The Horizon 5/13/2018

2018’s Holiday Tournaments: What’s Still Open--Blogging The Bracket
Update (5/9): Just hours after I posted this, the Horizon League’s Milwaukee Panthers announced their participation in the Belfast Classic, with Buffalo also on the list, along with the Albany Great Danes (America East), Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League), LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (NEC), Marist Red Foxes (MAAC), and San Francisco Dons (WCC). Given the fact teams will play a pair of games in Northern Ireland and Buffalo has two home games as part of the event, one team is still TBA and there will be some sort of split-bracket arrangement for this event.
As for the other events needing teams . . .

A Penn State message board discovered that the Nittany Lions, SMU Mustangs, and Wright State Raiders are set to be hosts in the Cancun Challenge. While the visitors’ quartet is full, one host, who naturally won’t come from the American, Big Ten, or Horizon, is required to fill that field.
11 non-committed teams from the top tier of mid-major conference are other possibilities to fill these spots, and again, if Richmond and Wyoming are no longer tied to the Suncoast Classic, that number will stand at 14 13.
MVC: Bradley Braves
Mid-Major Focused Tournaments

The remaining events without teams are either ones that are totally focused on mid-majors or visitors’ brackets of tournaments with (primarily) power conference headliners. Two returning events—the Gulf Coast Showcase and Savannah Invitational—fit in the first category. So might the Rocky Mountain Challenge, a new event the Mountain West Conference will sponsor that’s set for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Colorado Springs.

But there look to be plenty of places available for mid-majors willing to exchange a possible beating for a sizable pay check in the visitors’ brackets of a split-field event.
The host Chaminade Silverswords will play in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on the Mainland for the first time, with the Evansville Purple Aces apparently joining them.
Men's Basketball Adds Transfer Rasheem Dunn to
Tommy Strine Named Director of Basketball Operations at
College notes: It’s been 363 days since UDM beat Oakland — in anything--Detroit News
Titans Mourn The Passing Of Frank

Plenty Of Titans On Display At University Honors
@UICWBB Welcomes Two Assistant
Dear Cavs, please excuse George Hill from Saturday's practice. He's graduating from IUPUI.--The Indy Star
George Hill on IUPUI graduation: 'It’s not about how long it took me, it’s about finishing the job'--The Indy Star
UWGB's Jessica Lindstrom reflects on 10 days with L.A. Sparks--Green Bay Press Gazette
Milwaukee Men’s Basketball Will Play In Belfast

Milwaukee Athletics Honors Student-Athletes At Annual Golden Panther
Northern Kentucky adds badly needed point guard in Zaynah Robinson--Mid-Major Madness
NKU releases Jeff Garrett, signs grad transfer Zaynah Robinson from Norfolk State--Cincinnati Enquirer
Another Departure from NKU Basketball Roster Announced--River City News
@NKUNorseMBB welcomes Zaynah Robinson to
Former Wright State Forward Commits to Florida Atlantic--College Court Report
Sports Today: College basketball roster churn offers distraction from bad baseball--Dayton Daily News
Former WSU star putting new twist on summer basketball camps--Dayton Daily News

Saturday, May 5, 2018

News On The Horizon 5/5/2018

Marquette Offers A Scholarship To Class Of 2021 Forward Patrick Baldwin, Jr.-- Anonymous Eagle
We can’t really wrap up this article without discussing the “junior” in Baldwin’s name. Patrick Baldwin, Sr., is the head men’s basketball coach at Milwaukee. The Panthers went 16-17 in Baldwin’s first season at the helm, including winning six of their last 10 Horizon League games. They’re currently undergoing some roster turmoil, though, as their top three players have all elected to transfer. In addition to that, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that three of the recruits signed for next fall have asked to be released from their letter of intent. That’s.... not great. Baldwin is UWM’s third coach in as many years due to LaVall Jordan leaving for Butler after just one season, so there’s a lot going on there. The question becomes whether or not the younger Baldwin is interested in playing for his father..... not to mention whether or not his father will be coaching on Milwaukee’s east side for one reason or another by the time 2021 rolls around.
Pat Baldwin Basketball Team Camp Set For June
Sports Today: Dayton, Wright State, Miami missing the boat on Trotwood star--Dayton Daily News