Wednesday, August 29, 2007

News On The Horizon 8/29/2007

New Athletic Logos Mark a Fresh Beginning--CSU The Cauldron Sports
Camino's CSU Notebook--CSU The Cauldron Sports

Men's Basketball, Ready!

It didn't take long for the Vikings basketball team to finalize their schedule for the upcoming season. The schedule includes 15 home games, a match up with the Florida State Seminoles at the Daytona Beach Classic, a home contest against MAC powerhouse Central Michigan, and a Dec. 18 showdown with the Ohio State Buckeyes at Quicken Loans Arena. You better get your tickets early for the Buckeyes game.

Tough road games awaiting the Vikings include a Nov. 13 contest with George Mason and a Dec. 29 interstate battle with Kent State University. The Golden Flashes have revenge on their mind after suffering a 66-59 loss at the Wolstein Center last year.

Top Horizon League foes Butler and Wright State visit the Wolstein Center on Jan. 17 and Feb. 11. The Vikings will also host an ESPN BracketBuster Game on Feb. 23.
Surprising Transfer

The men's basketball team received good news last week. Former St. Edward High School standout football and basketball player Kyle Hubbard decided that he would rather play college basketball here than football at the University of Pittsburgh.

Despite signing with the Panthers and practicing the past five weeks, Hubbard came back home to pursue his true love on the hardwood.

The 6-foot-5 Hubbard averaged 10 points on 51 percent shooting at St. Ed's while earning a reputation for great defensive play.

Due to transfer rules, Hubbard will be forced to sit out the 2007- 2008 season.

His four years of eligibility will begin with the 2008-2009 school year.

Camino's Weekly Rants

Each Monday, I will post a podcast on The Cauldron website ( with the help of Layout Designer Steve Thomas.

Once you click on the "The Cauldron Podcasts" link, hit play, turn up your speakers and enjoy

Chris Sparks named men's hoops assistant coach at VU--The NWI Times
Sparks Named New Crusader Assistant