Saturday, October 18, 2008

News On The Horizon 10/18/2008

Young Bulldogs begin their training--The Indy Star

McCallum brings ray of hope to UDM--The Detroit Free Press

College basketball teams return for another run at tournament--Daily Herald


The big theme: With preseason Horizon League player of the year Josh Mayo and all-conference pick Scott VanderMeer as the pillars of a veteran team, coach Jimmy Collins and his guys just need to sort out roles.

Junior-college transfers Robert Eppinger (a big-time rebounder), Chris Buchanan (a big-time shooter) and Kris Harris (a big-time defender) will contribute instantly.

The big question: Who can help VanderMeer and Eppinger up front? Junior Jeremy Buttell is still healing from off-season injuries, but junior Jovan Ignjatovic has been a big surprise.

The opener: Nov. 14 at Bradley

College basketball teams return for another run at tournament--Daily Herald


The big theme: After an uncommon sub-.500 season, how do the Ramblers get back among the Horizon League's elite? Though Loyola has four returning starters - including preseason second-team pick J.R. Blount - the coaches and media pegged Loyola for eighth in the Horizon.

The big question: Is there a true point guard in this group? Fifth-year senior Justin Cerasoli has the handles, but he averaged just 1.5 assists last year. Can freshman guard Courtney Stanley, who hails from Philadelphia's fabled Catholic League, help here?

The opener: Nov. 14 vs. Rockhurst

Men's basketball: Phoenix should get boost from Tang--Green Bay Press Gazette

Panthers planning to build higher ceiling--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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