Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News On The Horizon 4/15/2008

Alabama prep player selects Butler--The Indy Star
Point guard makes commitment to Butler--The Indy Star
Patriots' Nored gets WKU release, now Butler-bound--Birmingham News
Bulldogs Complete Record-Setting Season--ButlerSports.com
Butler Awards New Contract To Brad Stevens--ButlerSports.com

Butler Posts First 20-Win Season Since 1997-98--ButlerSports.com

Detroit Hires Ray McCallum As Head Basketball Coach--detroittitans.com

Horizon League Headlines--The Chicago Flame

Men's basketball: UWGB hires assistant coach--Green Bay Press Gazette
Thorpe Added to Green Bay Basketball Staff--uwgbathletics.com

Botham makes Madison Sports Hall of Fame--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Botham To Be Inducted Into Madison Sports Hall of Fame--uwmpanthers.com

Bouchie leaving VU basketball team--The Post-Tribune
Bouchie leaving VU--Off The Mark
Porter County Sport Briefs--The NWI Times


The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host four basketball camps this summer staffed by Crusaders' players and coaching staff for youths of various age and skill levels. The One-Day Elite Camp, for high level players grades 9-12, will be held on June 14 from 1-4:30 p.m. and will include advanced instruction, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play, skill testing and an NCAA seminar. Cost is $30 per person. The Valpo Mini Camp and Valpo Basketball School programs will run from June 16-19. The Mini Camp, for children ages 5-7, will run from 9-11:30 a.m. and will feature daily contests and games. Cost is $110 per person. The Basketball School, for children ages 8-14, will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will include daily lectures/teaching sessions, fundamental stations, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play, and daily contests and prizes. Cost is $160/person. The Valpo Basketball Academy, for ages 8-14, will take place July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and will include similar activities as the Basketball

School camp.

FYI: Call (219) 464-5254.

The Valparaiso University women's basketball teams will be holding camps a variety of camps this June and July.

Camp schedule is Skills Day I and Varsity Prep Camps June 23-26, Elite Camp June 24, Team Camp June 27-28, and Skill Day Camp II July 21-24.

The Skills Day Camps are designed for girls grades 2-8 to develop their fundamental skills and will include daily competitions and a written evaluation at the conclusion of the camp.

Varsity Prep Camp is new this year and is designed for serious high school athletes who want/need to improve their skills as well as game situation preparedness.

Elite Camp is a teaching and competition camp for players grades 10-12 with successful varsity experience.

Team Camp is designed for varsity or JV teams and their coaches.

FYI: Contact Marla Liesch at (219) 464-5146 or marla.liesch@valpo.edu.

Bouchie’s transfer leaves VU lacking in the post--VU with David Robb
Bouchie to Transfer From Crusader Program--www.valpo.edu

YSU Sports digest--Youngstown Vindicator

Attendance award

CANFIELD — YSU is one of 32 winners in the NCAA Div. I “Pack the House” Challenge.

Colleges and universities urged fans across the country to “Pack the House” for selected women’s basketball games from January 1 through February 17.

YSU hosted its event during the women’s basketball game against Detroit on Jan. 19.

There were 2,567 fans attending the Beeghly Center game.

The Penguins received a $500 award from the NCAA that is being donated to the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way.

A new chapter for Penguin basketball--The Jambar

Team honored at banquet, Davis named Most Valuable Player--The Jambar

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