Thursday, January 31, 2008

Men's seed race 2/1/2008

Scores from 1/31/2008:

WSU 71 Green Bay 67
UDM 72 Milwaukee 61
Loyola 69 YSU 68
UIC 74 CSU 68

Seed Team Conf
#1 Butler 8-2 Double-bye
#2 CSU 7-3 Double-bye
#3 Milwaukee 7-4 Hosts Detroit
#4 Wright St. 6-4 Hosts YSU
#5 Valparaiso 5-4 Hosts Loyola
#6 UIC 5-5 Hosts Green Bay
#7 Green Bay 5-5
#8 Loyola (IL) 4-7
#9 YSU 3-8
#10 Detroit 1-9

UIC is 1-0 against Green Bay.

Thanks to WAJC69 from the Butler board for providing the Official Tie Breaker Rules

Women's seed race 2/1/2008

Scores from 1/31/2008:

UIC 63 Wright St. 60
Loyola 79 Detroit 70
CSU 65 Butler 61
YSU 92 Valpo 79

Seed Team Conf
#1 Green Bay 7-1 Would host winner of 8/9 game
#2 Milwaukee 6-2 Would host winner of 7/10 game
#3 CSU 6-2 Would host Valpo
#4 YSU 5-3 Would host Wright St.
#5 Wright St. 4-4
#6 Valparaiso 4-4
#7 Butler 3-5 Would host Detroit in play-in game
#8 UIC 3-5 Would host Loyola in play-in game
#9 Loyola (IL) 2-6
#10 Detroit 0-8

Milwaukee is 1-0 against CSU.

Wright St. is 1-0 against Valpo.

Butler is 1-0 against UIC.

News On The Horizon 1/31/2008

Eight Former Athletes Chosen For Butler Hall Of

Watson turns to tough defense for starring role with Vikings--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings look to right ship against UIC--Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Breyohn Watson File--Cleveland Plain Dealer

AREA COLLEGE HOOPS: Tonight's college basketball game--The Detroit Free Press


Matchup: Detroit Mercy 4-15, 0-9 Horizon; Wisconsin-Milwaukee 12-8, 7-3.

Tip-off: 7, Calihan Hall.

Radio: WDTW-AM (1310).

Line: Even.

Overview: The Titans almost notched their first Horizon League victory at Milwaukee on Jan. 5, leading late before losing, 55-53. The Panthers have won nine of 10. Paige Paulsen leads Wisconsin-Milwaukee in scoring at 15.3 points per game.

Titans Ready For Second Battle With
Winners of Essay Contest

Women's Hoops to Face Loyola on the

Men's Basketball Hosts Cleveland State On Thursday

Women's Basketball Faces Wright State On Thursday

The last crusade--Loyola Phoenix
Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down--Loyola Phoenix

Loyola Opens Up Weekend Home Slate Against

Men's basketball: Schachtner draws attention--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay to Host Dick Bennett Night Feb.
Phoenix Looks For Third Straight Win Thursday

Proficient at turnarounds--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Men's Basketball: Slow starts have plagued Crusaders in recent weeks--The Post-Tribune
Men's Basketball: Nine-day layoff may not be enough for VU's Huff--The Post-Tribune
Men's Basketball: Trip to Wisconsin reality check for Cleveland St.--The Post-Tribune
Loss to Loyola makes Butler tilt even bigger--The Post-Tribune

Women's Basketball: Valparaiso in search of consistency--The Post-Tribune
VU's Katie Emig poised to contribute after injuries--The NWI Times

WSU hopes winning will bring fans back--Dayton Daily News
WSU vs. UW-Green Bay preview--Dayton Daily News

Penguins look for season sweep--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball: YSU Heads to Windy City Searching For

Penguin women want to change luck on road--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Women's Basketball Renews Rivalry With Visit to Valparaiso

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

News On The Horizon 1/29/2008

Butler Climbs In National

Women finally finding their stride--UIC Chicago Flame
Flame Forum

I know the NCAA is moving back the men's three-point line next season. Are they also moving the women's, or will there be two lines on the Pavilion court?

?Alex, College of Education

The men's line is the only one moving. Beginning next season the men's basketball three-point line will be extended to 20 feet, 9 inches from the basket. The line currently sits 19 feet, 9 inches.

The NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Committees had floated the idea of implementing one one-foot thick line that would serve both the men and women, but decided against it. That would have changed the rule that says a three-point basket is counted only if a player's foot is beyond the line, not on it. It was decided that allowing feet on the line to count would be too difficult to judge whether or not the player's foot was extended over the line.

So starting next November, there will be two lines, the closer one for the women's game and the further for the men's.

Phoenix Weekly Sports Report, Jan. 28-Feb.

Weekly Panthers report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Skinner Earns League Player Of The Week

Men's Basketball Release #13--The Horizon League

Sunday, January 27, 2008

News On The Horizon 1/27/2008

Graves might be finding the target--The Indy Star
Howard impresses opposing coach--The Indy Star
Butler sharp ahead of layoff--Indy Star Butler Insider
No. 15 Butler Takes Third-Straight Win, Defeats UIC

Wright State Shoots Past Bulldogs,

Vikings tumble on road--Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports
CSU Edged By Milwaukee,

Klein's First Career Double-Double Leads Vikings Over Youngstown State,

Titans tumble to 13th straight loss--The Detroit Free Press
Wright State rallies for win over Detroit--The Detroit News
Titans Downed By Wright

Women's Basketball Falters Against

UIC no match for Butler--The Chicago Tribune
Graves goes deep vs. UIC--The Chicago Sun-Times
UIC can't keep up with Butler--Daily Herald College Sports
Freshman boosts Bulldogs past Flames--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Falls At No. 14/15

Women's Basketball Falls To Green Bay,

Blount's milestone points win it at end for Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola finishes what it started--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola upsets Valpo--Daily Herald College Sports

Loyola 65, Valparaiso 63: J.R. Blount scored 19 points, and Loyola made 7 of 14 3-pointers in an upset win over host Valparaiso.

Andy Polka added 11 points and 4 assists, and Justin Cerasoli had 10 points and 3 steals for the Ramblers (7-13, 3-7). Loyola totaled 10 steals as a team.

Brandon McPherson led Valparaiso (14-7, 5-4) with 13 points.

Blount's Big Night Lifts Loyola Past Valparaiso,

Battling Loyola Nipped By Milwaukee,

Men's basketball: Runs before, after halftime jump-start Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Late First-Half Run Keys Phoenix

Women's basketball: Phoenix powers past UIC--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Women's Basketball Surges Past UIC

Revival reaching new heights--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports-Colleges
8 is enough--UWM Post Sports Blog
Balance Helps Panthers Down

Panthers find it's hot at the top--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports-Colleges
Panthers Grind Out 54-51 Win Over

Crusaders fall apart at end against Loyola--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders blow late lead--The NWI Times
Crusaders Drop Heartbreaker to

Litka leads Crusaders from long distance--The NWI Times
Valpo Cruises Past Detroit to Move Back to

Raiders don't look at records--Dayton Daily News Sports
Raiders hang on to win third straight--Dayton Daily News Sports
Raiders win in Motor
Men Pull Out 66-57 Win at
Raiders Host Two Key Horizon League Contests This

Women Defeat

Vikings sail past Penguins, 77-64--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle Sports
Second-Half Cold Spell Hurts Guins in 77-64 Loss to Cleveland

Men's Basketball: Penguins Start Strong, But Come Up Short at Green

Men's Basketball Roundup - January 26 (Part 1)--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Roundup - January 26 (Part 2)--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Roundup - January 26--The Horizon League

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Men's seed race 1/27/2008

Scores from 1/26/2008:

Butler 73 UIC 57
Green Bay 66 YSU 58
Wright State 66 Detroit 57
Milwaukee 79 CSU 71
Loyola 65 Valpo 63

Seed Team Conf
#1 Butler 8-2 Double-bye
#2 CSU 7-2 Double-bye
#3 Milwaukee 7-3 Hosts Detroit
#4 Valparaiso 5-4 Hosts Loyola
#5 Wright St. 5-4 Hosts YSU
#6 Green Bay 5-4 Hosts UIC
#7 UIC 4-5
#8 YSU 3-7
#9 Loyola (IL) 3-7
#10 Detroit 0-9

Green Bay is 1-1 against Valpo/Wright St., Valpo is 2-0 against Green Bay/Wright St., Wright St. is 0-2 against Green Bay/Valpo.

WSU is 1-0 against Butler, Green Bay is 0-1 against Butler.

YSU is 1-0 against Loyola.

Thanks to WAJC69 from the Butler board for providing the Official Tie Breaker Rules

Women's seed race 1/27/2008

Scores from 1/24/2008:

Wright St. 70 Butler 65
Valpo 71 Detroit 50
Milwaukee 54 Loyola 51
CSU 77 YSU 64
Green Bay 75 UIC 60

Seed Team Conf
#1 Green Bay 7-1 Would host winner of 8/9 game
#2 Milwaukee 6-2 Would host winner of 7/10 game
#3 CSU 5-2 Would host Valpo
#4 YSU 4-3 Would host Wright St.
#5 Wright St. 4-3
#6 Valparaiso 4-3
#7 Butler 3-4 Would host Detroit in play-in game
#8 UIC 2-5 Would host Loyola in play-in game
#9 Loyola (IL) 1-6
#10 Detroit 0-7

YSU is 1-0 against Wright St./Valpo, Wright St. is 1-1 against YSU/Valpo, and Valpo is 0-1 against Wright St./YSU.

News On The Horizon 1/26/2008

Bulldogs now holding their own on the boards--The Indy Star
Trip to Bloomington wasn't costly to players--The HawkEye
Please, don't send Drake--Indy Star Butler Insider
vs. the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames (10-9, 4-4 HL)--THE unOFFICIAL BUTLER BULLDOGS MEN'S BASKETBALL PAGE
Bulldogs Close Homestand Against

Bulldogs Battle Wright State On

Inspired and 'at home,' Waters keys CSU revival--Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports
Vikings Six Game Win Streak Comes to an End in Green Bay--The Fan Home of the Cleveland State Vikings

Wright State at Detroit Mercy--The Detroit Free Press

Titans to Host Valparaiso on

Men's Basketball Meets No. 14/15 Butler This

Women's Basketball Looks For Third Straight League Win On

Men's basketball: 'Selfless' Morris provides lift for Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Phoenix Hosts Youngstown State in Saturday

Women's basketball: Today's UWGB-UIC preview--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports

Revival at Cleveland State--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports-Colleges
Late free throws ice Penguins--UWM Post Sports Blog
Panthers Set For Stiff Test From First-Place

Panthers Looking To Bounce Back Against

Valpo looks to make a run in home stretch--The Post-Tribune
The kissing cousins from across the bridge--VU with David Robb
Homestanding Crusaders Take on Loyola

Valparaiso University women's basketball preview capsule--The NWI Times
Valpo Women Look to Rebound at

Depleted Detroit team has Brownell confused--Dayton Daily News Sports

Penguins prepared for rival Vikings--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle Sports
‘Just play the game’--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle Sports

Men's Basketball: Penguins Will Try To Salvage Wisconsin Trip Split at

Friday, January 25, 2008

News On The Horizon 1/25/2008

Bulldogs' defense leads the way--The Indy Star
NCAA exonerates 3 players who accepted Iowa-IU tickets--The Indy Star
No. 15 Butler Holds Off Loyola
Drama over free tickets--Indy Star Butler Insider
No. 15 Butler Races Past Loyola,

Bulldogs Escape Detroit With 72-62

Vikings' hot start cooled by Phoenix--Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports
Wis.-Green Bay beats Cleveland St. 59-50--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle Sports
Jackson's 19 Points Not Enough As Vikings Fall At Green Bay,

Women's Hoops Drops 72-62 Decision to Visiting

Men's Basketball Hosts Wright

Valparaiso sneaks past Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
Crusaders rally past Flames, keep Mayo in check--The Chicago Sun-Times
Men's basketball: Shooting woes plague UIC's region duo--The Post-Tribune
Flames take a chill pill at the ARC--The NWI Times
UIC lets road win slip away at Valpo--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Defeated At Valparaiso,

Loyola can't recover from early hole--The Chicago Tribune
Bulldogs pull rank vs. Ramblers--The Chicago Sun-Times
No. 15 Butler handles Loyola for 18th win; UIC falls--Daily Herald College Sports
Loyola Stumbles At No. 15 Butler,
Loyola Gets First Look At League Newcomer

Men's basketball: UWGB snaps skid, tops first-place Vikings--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Photo gallery: UW-Green Bay vs. Cleveland State men's basketball--Green Bay Press Gazette Sports
Green Bay Takes Down League-Leader Cleveland State,

Panthers press the flesh after holding on tight--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports-Colleges
Paulsen, Skinner Spark Panthers To Home

Men's basketball: Crusaders take advantage of UIC cold spell--The Post-Tribune
VU holds UIC to 16 second-half points in win--The NWI Times
Pinky not a problem for VU's Jarryd Loyd--The NWI Times
Loyd’s First Half Buzzer-Beater Sparks Crusaders to Victory over
Tickets Still Available for Loyola, Butler

Crusader women fall to Wright State in final seconds--The NWI Times
Valpo Falls in Final Seconds at Wright

WSU, Detroit used to close games--Dayton Daily News Sports

Women Get a Win over
Women Rally Past Valparaiso

Women's Basketball Visits Cleveland State For Crucial Horizon League Match

Men's Basketball: Davis Scores 22 As YSU Comeback Bid Falls

Men's Basketball Roundup - January 24--The Horizon League

Women's Basketball Roundup - January 24--The Horizon League