Tuesday, January 6, 2009

News On The Horizon 1/6/2009

Obviously no need to rebuild Butler--The Post-Tribune
Butler's Howard-Hayward combo beats Valpo--The Indy Star
Three league road wins in the books--Indy Star Butler Insider
Poll results reflect respect for Butler--Indy Star Butler Insider
Big Second Half Leads Butler Past Valparaiso, 73-62--ButlerSports.com
#21/20 Butler Hosts Hot Horizon League Foe--ButlerSports.com

Butler Shuts Down Cleveland State, 55-46--ButlerSports.com
Bulldogs Roll Past Youngstown State, 80-54--ButlerSports.com

Motoring in Motown: CSU bounces back from loss to defeat Detroit Mercy, 53-44--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Insider: Tandy delivers in rare starting opportunity--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Out D Detroit in Horizon Showdown--csuvikings.com
Vikings Host Loyola--csuvikings.com

Vikings Drop League Opener at Butler, 55-46--csuvikings.com
Klein Tabbed Horizon League Player of the Week--csuvikings.com
Vikings Shoot By Crusaders, 68-55--csuvikings.com
Vikings Welcome Green Bay to Wolstein Center on Thursday--csuvikings.com

Shooting problems doom Titans--The Detroit Free Press
UDM struggles offensively in loss to Cleveland St.--The Detroit News

UDM wins 1st league matchup--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy wins Horizon opener--The Detroit News
Valiant Second Half Comeback Not Enough As Titans Fall To Cleveland State--detroittitans.com

Titans Open Horizon League Season on a Winning Note--detroittitans.com
Despite Second Half Rally, Detroit Falls at UIC--detroittitans.com

UWGB plows past Illinois-Chicago--The Chicago Tribune
Flames falter in 2nd half--The Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois-Chicago stumbles--Daily Herald
Evans kryptonite for Flames--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball's Rally Falls Short Against Green Bay, 66-61--uicflames.com
Josh Mayo Featured In ESPN The Magazine--uicflames.com

Women's Basketball Downs Wright State, 60-47--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Defeats Horizon League Foe Detroit, 69-66--uicflames.com

Shooting fails Loyola in loss--The Chicago Tribune
Panthers' 3s flatten Ramblers--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola Ramblers edge Wisconsin-Green Bay--The Chicago Tribune
Ramblers' Blount hits clutch shots--The Chicago Sun-Times
Loyola beats Wis.-Green Bay 62-60--Daily Herald
Loyola's Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped In 80-66 Loss To Milwaukee--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Hangs On, Edges Green Bay, 62-60--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Hits The Road For Challenging Weekend Trip To Ohio--LoyolaRamblers.com

McCloskey Sets NCAA Record But Detroit Comes Away With Win, 71-64--LoyolaRamblers.com
Second-Half Surge Sinks Loyola In 72-55 Loss To Wright State--LoyolaRamblers.com

Men: Evans goes wild on offense, Phoenix tops UIC--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Evans' ability has no bounds--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Potential game-winning 3 won't drop for Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
Evans Wills Green Bay Past UIC, 66-61--uwgbathletics.com
Last Second Three Rattles Out as Green Bay Falls to Loyola, 62-60--uwgbathletics.com

Women's basketball: UWGB defense stops Panthers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Frustrates Milwaukee, Wins League Opener--uwgbathletics.com
Long Road Swing Concludes This Week in Ohio for Women's Basketball--uwgbathletics.com

Smith takes charge of response unit--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers' early long-distance struggle really not the half of it--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sweet Home Chicago--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Milwaukee Five-0--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Live Blog: MBB vs. Valparaiso--Panther Blog Zone
A Little More Men's Basketball Stuff--Panther Blog Zone
Smith, Boyle Help Keep Panthers Perfect In League Play--uwmpanthers.com
Smith Named Horizon League Player Of The Week--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Find Stroke, Ride Second-Half Surge Past Valpo--uwmpanthers.com

Live Blog: WBB vs. Green Bay--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Drop League-Opener To Green Bay, 47-36--uwmpanthers.com

Butler staves off gritty effort from McPherson, Valpo--The Post-Tribune
Butler at Valparaiso, Jan. 3: Live blog--Off The Mark
No. 25 Butler puts away Valpo in the second half--The NWI Times
Time to bring out region sports wish list--The Post-Tribune

n A trouble-free year for the Valparaiso University basketball team. Am I the only one that has noticed the parade of players that has either left the team or been involved in some illegal activity since 2006?

Starting backwards with Logan Jones, a freshman who was arrested last month for underage drinking after blowing a .023 into a breathalyzer and ending with Jimmie Miles, a guard for VU who was arrested in 2006 for transferring stolen cell phones.

In between, there was the mysterious transfer of Paul Guede, a promising prospect who never played a minute for the Crusaders, the transfer of Bryan Bouchie and the loss of Samuel Haanpaa to a professional team in Europe.

As an addendum, there was also the diastorous decision to bring in Mohamed Kone to the team for the 2005-2006 season. Kone, a 6-11 center/forward, turned out to be a terrible fit on and off the court for that team, which featured Dan?Oppland.?

It has to get better for VU in terms of finding solid recruits on and off the court, or it's going to be a rough ride in the Horizon League.

Another tough test for Crusaders--The Post-Tribune
McPherson's redshirt decision will be made today--The NWI Times
McPherson still in limbo--Off The Mark
McPherson decision delayed another day--The NWI Times
Same old story for Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso at Milwaukee, Jan. 5, Live Blog--Off The Mark
McPherson update -- another day, another delay--Off The Mark
VU men fall to 1-3 in Horizon League after loss to Milwaukee--The NWI Times
Valparaiso at Milwaukee, Live Blog--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Milwaukee (McPherson update)--Inside VU Sports
Latest on Brandon McPherson--Inside VU Sports
#25/RV Butler Pulls Away From Valparaiso in Second Half--valpoathletics.com
Crusaders Drop Road Decision at Milwaukee--valpoathletics.com

Varner makes up for missing production--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders take a step up in competition--The Post-Tribune
Twin Lakes product has changed game to contribute for Valpo women--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Youngstown State--Inside VU Sports
Wrapping up Youngstown State--Inside VU Sports
Cleveland State buries Valpo--The Post-Tribune
Crusader women can't stop Cleveland State shooters--The NWI Times
Valpo Doubles Up Penguins in Horizon League Opener--valpoathletics.com
Valpo Women Drop First League Game against Cleveland State--valpoathletics.com

Meet The Raiders: Ronnie Thomas--Dayton Daily News
Multiple roles at WSU good fit for Zink--Dayton Daily News
Horizon League tough top to bottom--Dayton Daily News
Gardner too tough for Youngstown State--Dayton Daily News
Brown's late free throws, key rebound lift Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Raiders hang on--Mark Katz's Blog
Close works well for Raiders--Mark Katz's Blog
Ultimate Duggins decision unlikely before Thursday--Mark Katz's Blog
Duggins answer hanging--Mark Katz's Blog
Wright State Men's Basketball Rallies to Win Sixth Straight Over Youngstown State--Fairborn Daily Herald
Down 14 Points, Raiders Come Back to Chill the Penguins 60-59 in Hot Contest--RaiderRoundball.com
Check the date, men playing like it's March--The Guardian
Athlete of the week: John David Gardner--The Guardian
Men's Basketball Rallies to Win Sixth Straight Over Youngstown State--wsuraiders.com

Women's basketball coming off of big Horizon League win--The Guardian
Women Fall at UIC--wsuraiders.com
Women Win at Loyola--wsuraiders.com

Cold shooting dooms YSU women as Valparaiso cruises to 86-43 win--Youngstown Vindicator
Program taking its lumps--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women stumble again at Butler, 84-50--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins Fall at Valparaiso in Horizon League Opener--ysusports.com
Strong Second Half Not Enough as Penguins Fall at Butler--ysusports.com

Another defeat for YSU at Wright State--Youngstown Vindicator
Wright State Rallies to Knock Off Penguins, 60-59--ysusports.com

Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 3--The Horizon League
Milwaukee's Avery Smith named Men's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 5--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Weekly Release #8--The Horizon League
An Open Challenge To Milwaukee...--Horizon League Network
Behind the Lines - Week 4--Rush The Court

Thursday, January 8

Wright St. at Butler(20)

Behind the Line: Wright State is 7-7 this season and are 1-5 on the road. However, they have covered their last 4 games against the spread albeit against lesser competition. Butler has covered 4 of their last 5 games. There is a possibility that the line could be friendly due to these occurrences.

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 3--The Horizon League
Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 4--The Horizon League
Women's Basketball Release #7--The Horizon League
Klein named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- Jan. 5--The Horizon League

No comments: