Saturday, January 31, 2009

Women's seed race 2/1/2009

Now that the women have also reached the half-way point, I'll add the women's seed race. Just to clarify again, the idea is "if the regular season ended today, these are the way the seeds would be laid out, and this is what the 1st round matchup would be."

Scores from 1/31/2009:

Wright State 65 Detroit 58
Milwaukee 63 Butler 58
Green Bay 76 Valparaiso 45
Loyola 56 Youngstown State 42
Cleveland State 68 UIC 60

Seed Team Conf 1st round matchup
---- ---------- ---- -----------------
#1 Green Bay 9-0 Would host winner of #8-#9 game
#2 Butler 7-2 Would host winner of #7-#10 game
#3 Wright State 6-3 Would host #6 UIC
#4 Cleveland State 6-3 Would host #5 Valparaiso
#5 Valparaiso 5-4
#6 UIC 5-4
#7 Milwaukee 4-5 Would host #10 Youngstown State
#8 Detroit 2-7 Would host #9 Loyola
#9 Loyola 1-8
#10 Youngstown State 0-9

Wright State is 1-0 against Cleveland State, Valparaiso is 1-0 against UIC.

News On The Horizon 1/31/2009

The State of the Other 22, Week 9--The Mid-Majority

Mid-Majority Chat #1--The Mid-Majority
Butler's rapid rise follows familiar pattern--The Indy Star
3 big tests await team next week--The Indy Star
No. 13 Butler overcomes Valparaiso--The Indy Star
Ugly, yes, but next week is what matters--Indy Star Butler Insider
No. 13 Bulldogs Hold Off Tenacious Crusaders,

Bulldogs Wrap Up Road Swing At Milwaukee

For CSU, what's wrong against Wright State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Red-Hot Wright State Next Up For

Vikings Host UIC To Wrap Up First Round of League

UDM Coaches To Wear Sneakers With Their Suits As Titans Visit Youngstown

Women's Hoops Travels to Wright

Matchup: Illinois-Chicago at Wisconsin-Milwaukee--The Chicago Tribune
Men's Basketball Meets Milwaukee This Saturday

Women's Basketball Continues Road Trip At Cleveland State On

Matchup: Loyola at Wisconsin-Green Bay--The Chicago Tribune

Women's basketball preview: UWGB vs. Valparaiso--Green Bay Press Gazette

UWGB men's basketball: Sister's pointers drive Fletcher's success--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's Basketball Home Stand Continues Saturday

ESPNU BracketBusters Announcement Plans Set--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Wrap Up January With Home Contest Against
Alumni Game Set For
Second-Annual Shooting For A Cure Set For

Panthers Continue Homestand With Butler

VU rallies to close gap--The Post-Tribune
Butler denies VU's Drew win No. 600 in close game--The NWI Times
Live from Hinkle Fieldhouse: Valparaiso vs. No. 13 Butler--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Butler--Inside VU Sports
Crusaders Drop Eight-Point Contest at 13th-Ranked

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Valparaiso (10-8, 5-3) at Green Bay (16-3, 8-0)--The Post-Tribune
Scouting Valparaiso women's basketball--The NWI Times
Valpo Women End First Half of Horizon League Play at Green

Brownell: Injuries offer chances--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State (13-8, 7-3) at Cleveland State (14-8, 5-5)--Dayton Daily News
How about some dry pavement--Mark Katz's Blog

Penguins Close Out Homestand Against

YSU BASKETBALL PREVIEWS \ Today’s games--Youngstown Vindicator

Penguins Try to Take Positives Into Saturday's Game vs.

Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 30--The Horizon League
It's a Saturday Night...Special!--Horizon League Network
Checking in on the… Horizon League--Rush The Court

Friday, January 30, 2009

News On The Horizon 1/30/2009

No. 13 Butler Bulldogs storm the airwaves--The Indy Star
BracketBuster: St. Mary's, Davidson . . . or Siena--Indy Star Butler Insider
Coach Stevens offers thoughts on leadership to those looking to improve skills--Dawgnet News
Butler Faces Valparaiso In Nationally-Televised

Butler Rally Falls Just Short, As Green Bay Holds Off Bulldogs,

CSU Looks To Get Back On Track--The Fan Home of the Cleveland State Vikings
Vikings Top Detroit,

Garland's Career-High 23 Points Leads Vikings Over Loyola,

Turnovers Loom Large As UDM Falls To Cleveland

Defensive Pressure, Miller's Hot Shooting Leads Women's Basketball Past Youngstown

Cleveland State Races Past Loyola,

Women's basketball: Phoenix survives battle of Horizon unbeatens--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Outlasts Butler 58-53 in Battle for First

Another stinker--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Can't Answer Valpo's Offense In 83-65

Crusaders hoping for special night--The Post-Tribune
Valpo's Drew goes for 600th career win against No. 13 Butler--The NWI Times

VU women top Milwaukee--The Post-Tribune
Crusader women steal game away from Milwaukee--The NWI Times
Litka Leads Valpo to Big Road Win at

Unlikely hero Land ignites Raiders--Dayton Daily News
A victory by Land--Mark Katz's Blog
WSU men hold on for win on road at Youngstown State--Fairborn Daily Herald
Men Hold On For Win at Youngstown

Penguins go cold vs. Flames--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU vs UIC--Youngstown Vindicator
Intense First-Half Performance Not Enough in Loss to

Penguins fall short again--Youngstown Vindicator
Guins Battle to Final Minute Before Losing 67-61 to Wright

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 29--The Horizon League

Thursday, January 29, 2009

News On The Horizon 1/29/2009

Butler athletes score in the classroom--Dawgnet News

Cleveland State Insider: Waters waiting for Vikings to 'step up'--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball team misses D'Aundray Brown--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Insider: Foul troubles prompt Vikings' Waters to think zone vs. Mercy--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wis-Green Bay beats Ill-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
Wis-Green Bay beats Ill-Chicago--Daily Herald
Cotton’s shooting Flame retardant--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Falls At Green Bay,

Defensive Pressure, Miller's Hot Shooting Leads Women's Basketball Past Youngstown

Wisconsin-Milwaukee tops Loyola, 72-58--The Chicago Tribune
Wis-Milwaukee tops Loyola--Daily Herald
Make that a Rambler split--Loyola Phoenix
Ramblers Finish Tough Road Swing At Green Bay Saturday

From heroes to zeroes--Loyola Phoenix
Loyola Drops 72-58 Decision At

Women's basketball: First-place tilt vs. Butler favors Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix women win 12th straight versus WSU--UWGB Fourth Estate
First Place on the Line Thursday Night at the Kress
Green Bay Phoenix, Bellin Health Team Up to Raise Breast Cancer

Phoenix athletics sore high over winter break--UWGB Fourth Estate

Men's basketball: Cotton turns tide for Phoenix in win over UIC--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix complete season sweep of Huskies--UWGB Fourth Estate
Phoenix Put Out
Second-Half Shooting Lifts Phoenix Over UIC,

Seniors bounce back--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM announces AD candidates--UWM Post Sports Blog
Pick it Up, Pick it Up...--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
MBB: Off The Court News and Notes--Panther Blog Zone
Live Blog: MBB vs. Loyola--Panther Blog Zone
Energy and
Panthers Dominate Boards, Claim Home Win Over

Live Blog: WBB vs. Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone

VU's Little has quickly become a star--The Post-Tribune
Veterans lead Phoenix's rise--The Post-Tribune
Horizon simply is not in Butler's league--The Post-Tribune
"Horizon simply is not in Butler's league" discussion--Off The Mark
Valpo Lookin' To Make Noise Against UW-GB--Valpo BasketBlog on
Valpo Can't Get It Done Against UWGB--Valpo BasketBlog on
Valparaiso at #13/13 Butler Men's Basketball Game

Valpo Offering $5 Tickets as Part of ‘Be Bold, Wear Gold’

VU looks to bounce back after Butler--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso University women's basketball preview capsule--The NWI Times
Valpo Continues Road Trip Thursday at

Raiders' Horne plays through injuries--Dayton Daily News
Preview: WSU (12-8, 6-3) at Youngstown State (6-13, 3-6)--Dayton Daily News
Raiders' Grote suspended 2 games--Dayton Daily News
Game, dinner, on--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders take off early--Mark Katz's Blog
Privacy or not--Mark Katz's Blog
Women Try for Third Straight Home Win

Family fun at YSU--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU Basketball previews--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's basketball team continues home stand--The Jambar

Women's coach optimistic despite disappointing season--The Jambar
Penguins Start Doubleheader Week Thursday Against

Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 28--The Horizon League

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

News On The Horizon 1/27/2009

'The Butler way' is not just for men--The Indy Star
Butler's Lester honored--The Indy Star

Butler climbs to No. 13--The Indy Star

Detroit beats Chicago State 68-67--Daily Herald
Titans hang on, 68-67--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit beats Chicago State 68-67--The Detroit News
Thanks, and have patience--College Sports Blog
Detroit Slips Past Chicago State,
Titans Hold On For 68-67 Triumph Over Chicago

Robo's perimeter patrol saves victory--UIC Chicago Flame
Men's Basketball Heads North To Green Bay This Wednesday

High-five for Flames--UIC Chicago Flames
Women's Basketball Begins Three-Game Road Trip On Thursday At Youngstown

Loyola Opens Ohio Swing With Thursday Night Date At Cleveland

Men's basketball: Horizon League honors UWGB's Tillema--Green Bay Press Gazette
Four-Game Men's Home Stand Tips Off

Women's basketball: Minnesota forward transfers to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Adds Sension for

Weekly Panthers report--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Look To Bounce Back Wednesday Against

UWM narrows athletic director search--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Panthers Host Valparaiso Thursday At

NCAA or bust for Valparaiso--Inside VU Sports

Gardner’s MRI normal, but how much can he play?--Mark Katz's Blog

Poor shooting costs YSU against Akron--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins erase losing skid as they earn victory on ESPNU--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Handles Youngstown State,
Men's Basketball: Mays Pours in 18, Guins Drop 67-53 Contest to
Coaches to Wear Suits, Sneakers to Promote Cancer

Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 26--The Horizon League

Men's Basketball Weekly Release #11--The Horizon League