Wednesday, December 17, 2008

News On The Horizon 12/17/2008

The State of the Other 22: Week 3--The Mid-Majority

2. Butler (Horizon League), 113.789, 8-1 (2-0)

Not even a close road loss to Ohio State could budge the Bulldogs from No. 2 because hey, it's a close road loss to Ohio State. The only surprising thing about it was that the often-careful turned the ball over more than the Buckeyes did (19 times!), shot only 32 percent, and still almost won. This is the new era of Butler, the one where the Bulldogs can outrebound you (thanks in large part to Mr. Howard), and all of a sudden the team's margin for error has grown substantially.
The Next 12:

11. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley), 94.404; 12. Cleveland State (Horizon League), 92.978; 13. Wisconsin-Green Bay (Horizon League), 92.512; 14. Dayton (Atlantic 10), 91.670; 15. Buffalo (Mid-American), 91.516; 16. Niagara (Metro Atlantic), 90.550; 17. Rhode Island (Atlantic 10), 89.818; 18. Jacksonville (Atlantic Sun), 88.983; 19. Murray State (Ohio Valley), 87.240; 20. Weber State (Big Sky), 87.119; 21. Portland State (Big Sky), 87.069; 22. Illinois-Chicago (Horizon League), 86.811.

WFYI to Telecast Two Butler Men's Basketball Games in

SportsTime Ohio will re-broadcast Cleveland State-Syracuse game tonight at 9--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Insider: Jackson's shot overshadows Bullock's big night--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jackson's CSU miracle shot wins admiration from the Cavaliers--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU's Waters insists NCAA hopes come with conference wins, not miracle shots--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State STUNS #11 Syracuse In The Carrier Dome--The Fan Home of the Cleveland State Vikings
STO To Replay Cleveland State-Syracuse Game on Tuesday Night at 9:00

Vikings Travel to Ohio for Final Nonconference Road

Spencer Haywood's titanic debut honored tonight--The Detroit Free Press
Spencer Haywood simply smashing in cage debut for U-D--The Detroit Free Press
Haywood wants to promote UDM--The Detroit News
Men's Basketball To Host Aquinas On "Spencer Haywood Night"

Titans Take Break From Road, Host Morehead State on

College basketball matchup: Lewis at Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
Men's Basketball Hosts Lewis On Wednesday

Women's Basketball Aims For Best Start In School

Men's basketball update: Chop Tang leaves UWGB after 9 games--Green Bay Press Gazette

Ouch!!!!! Panthers Embarrassed, 69-45 by Miami (OH)--Milwaukee Panther Tracks


Valparaiso men's basketball coach Homer Drew stated on Tuesday that he was no closer to making a decision regarding the long-term fate of Logan Jones after the freshman was arrested over the weekend.

Jones was arrested for underage consumption two blocks from the Athletics-Recreation Center early Sunday morning, roughly 2 1/2 hours after the team returned from a road trip in Ohio. On Monday, Drew announced that Jones was immediately suspended from the team, but did not give an indication for how long.

"I'm still going through the process of collecting information and visiting right now," Drew said. "We'll know more by the end of the week."

Jones has appeared in all nine games for the Crusaders this season and is averaging 2.3 points in 11.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-2 guard played a season-low two minutes in Saturday's 62-50 loss to Miami (Ohio).

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR WINDY CITY CLASSIC: Additional tickets have been made available for Saturday's Windy City Hoops Classic game between Valparaiso University and North Carolina. The game will be played at the United Center. The game takes place at 1 p.m. Tickets are available for at least $15 at Walk-up sales will also be available at the United Center box office Saturday.

Raiders spread some holiday cheer--Dayton Daily News
Raiders' Christmas wish? 6-7--Dayton Daily News
Game preview: Wright State vs. Norfolk State--Dayton Daily News
A dose of reality--Mark Katz's Blog

Women See the Game get away from
Roudebush, Defense Lead Bearcats Past
Women Drop Decision to

Women's Basketball Release #5--The Horizon League

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