Friday, December 19, 2008

News On The Horizon 12/19/2008

Bulldogs Host Non-League Foe Florida Gulf

Women's Hoops to Face EMU on

Titans To Meet Illinois For The First Time In 35

Game! Of! The! Night! 12/20/2008: Illinois-Chicago at Illinois State--The Mid-Majority
Jimmy & Hettie Collins Pledge $50,000 Gift To UIC
Josh Mayo & Scott VanderMeer Featured On
Jimmy Collins To Guest On ESPN Radio'
UIC Athletics Hosts Alumni Reunion In
Streaking Teams Collide As Men's Basketball Meets Illinois State This

McBride Sensational as Mustangs top Illinois-Chicago,
Women's Basketball Falls To Cal Poly,

Well-Rested Ramblers Travel To Northern Illinois On

Chippewas Can't Stop Ramblers in 87-82
McCloskey's Career-High 35 Points Push Loyola Past Central Michigan,
Loyola Hits The Road To Resume Rivalry With No. 13 Notre

Oakland U. wins in overtime--The Detroit Free Press
Kangas leads OU in OT victory--The Oakland Press
Men's basketball: Oakland stops UWGB in overtime--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball story, photos: Two comebacks is too many for UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Overtime Thriller Ends With Oakland Victory Over Green Bay
Men's Basketball Loses Overtime Thriller to Oakland,
Schachtner Earns Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Marquette Next Up for Women's

Panthers Return To Action, Host Bradley

Panthers Host Central Michigan

Valparaiso vs. UNC Men's Basketball Game

Valpo to Face Third Straight Ranked Foe in South Dakota
Kulaga Named Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the

U'useless Stat of the Day--The Mid-Majority

Basketball is designed to discourage hacking, slapping and tickling, because time stops and your opponent gets to shoot free throws. Unless it's the last scene in Teen Wolf, there's no defender in front of you for those. In college, seven fouls in a half puts your opponent in the one-and-one, 10 is the awkwardly-named double-bonus. I mean, it's not really a bonus unless the free throws are converted. Am I right or am I right?

Anyway, two teams last night got through their games staying in single-digits with their fouls. Not surprisingly, both won. Cal Poly committed just nine fouls against Portland State, allowing the Vikings just three foul shots all night. Sure, they made all three, but the Mustangs won 65-62. Back east, Wright State was downright gentlemanly against Norfolk State, fouling only nine times in a 66-43 win. The Spartans went 4-for-8 from the line, but it wouldn't have helped if they had made all of them. Wright made 23 freebies, which just so happened to be the final margin. Drive to the hoop, people!

Ah, warm air--Mark Katz's Blog
No band, but it’s nice to be here--Mark Katz's Blog
Another Record-Setting Defensive Effort Leads to a 66-43 Raider

Kinship Caregiver Holiday Recognition Set for

YSU PREVIEW Today’s game--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins Begin Trek Through Carolina With First-Ever Tilt With High

Guins Look For First Home Win vs. Akron on Dollar Day at

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Dec. 18--The Horizon League
Green Bay's Schachtner, Valpo's Kulaga Honored as U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Dec. 18--The Horizon League
Christmas Wish Lists--Horizon League Network

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