Sunday, July 12, 2009

News On The Horizon 7/12/2009

Hayward sparks U.S.--The Indy Star

Detroit Mercy: McCallum watching out for his son, Titans' future--The Detroit Free Press
July is hot time for college basketball recruiting--The Detroit Free Press
"A lot of head coaches haven't seen these kids play, and this is their chance," Detroit Mercy coach Ray McCallum said.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

News On The Horizon 7/11/2009

76 Classic pairings finalized--Parrish: The Thoughts
Team USA defeats Puerto Rico--The Indy Star
US unbeaten in junior championships--The Indy Star
Hayward's 3-pointers lead to Team USA win--The Indy Star
Butler's Hayward sparks U.S.--The Indy Star
Dawgs lead USA in assists, rebounds--Indy Star Butler Insider
Mack, Hayward do more than score--Indy Star Butler Insider
Post defense a concern for Team USA--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler pursues Park Tudor guard--Indy Star Butler Insider
Hayward's breakout game--Indy Star Butler Insider
Hayward, Mack go for the gold--Indy Star Butler Insider
USA Downs Puerto Rico At U19 World
USA Advances To FIBA U19 World Championship
USA Advances To Gold Medal Game At U19 World

Cleveland State University men's basketball team shows off program during King City Classic--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Benedictine senior Cameron Wright back in the college recruiting game: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jayson Gee Ranked Among Top Assistant

Detroit Mercy announces men's basketball schedule--The Detroit Free Press
California, DePaul and Michigan on Titans' schedule--The Detroit Free Press
Titans Take Northville Campers To
Major Conference Foes Featured On 2010 Detroit Basketball

Marquee names on non-conference schedule--Whoosh!Net
Tracy Dildy Named One Of's Top 25 Mid-Major
Men's Basketball Reveals Nine Non-League Games For

Former UWGB star Soulis enjoys life in the pros--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Phoenix in top 25 academically--Green Bay Press Gazette

Men's basketball: UWGB will be UW's only road game of nonleague season--Green Bay Press Gazette

World University Games Hits Medal Round--Panther Blog Zone
Jeter Previews Russia Game Today--Panther Blog Zone

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Broekhoff performing well in U19 Worlds--Off The Mark
Valparaiso heading to Purdue/Michigan State?--Inside VU Sports

Miami or WSU? Wilmington star picks RedHawks--Dayton Daily News
UD and WSU meet on the basketball court, really--Dayton Daily News
Raiders add strength--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders busy during summer--Mark Katz's Blog

Men's Basketball Boasts Successful Summer Youth

Saturday, July 4, 2009

News On The Horizon 7/5/2009

U.S. under-19 team rolls--The Indy Star
Hayward heats up a little--Indy Star Butler Insider
USA Remains Unbeaten At U19 World

Valpo grad Hummel scores 10 in dominant USA victory--The NWI Times
In other action, Valparaiso University sophomore Cameron Witt scored three points and grabbed three rebounds in a losing effort as Greece knocked off Australia 89-72. At the Under-19 World Championships in New Zealand, incoming VU freshman Ryan Broekhoff led Australia to a 69-62 victory over Spain with a team-leading 16 points and seven rebounds.

Foul trouble plagues Hummel in Team USA's victory--The NWI Times
In other action at the World University Games, Valparaiso University sophomore Cameron Witt scored two points and grabbed a rebound as Australia fell 84-66 to Serbia. At the U-19 championships in New Zealand, incoming VU freshman Ryan Broekhoff had six points and six rebounds to help lead Australia to a 96-54 win over Syria.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

News On The Horizon 7/3/2009

Red-hot rivalries burn down the
Honorable mention

Butler-Cleveland State: The Vikings upset the Horizon League heavyweight Bulldogs on their home floor to earn the automatic NCAA tournament bid last season, then backed it up with a first-round upset romp over Wake Forest. Butler will start the season ranked (possibly highly ranked), providing an even bigger target for Cleveland State. With Gary Waters coaching the Vikings, this rivalry will be an underrated gem.

The NCAA Selection Committee changes their last 12 games rule--Ballin' is a Habit
Matchups set for Jimmy V
Jimmy V Gets a Bit of an Underwhelming Showcase--College Hoops Journal

IU, Butler in Jimmy V--The Indy Star
U.S. under-19 routs Iran--The Indy Star
Nored has leg fracture--The Indy Star
Mack effective as USA point guard--Indy Star Butler Insider
Mack stands in as USA captain--Indy Star Butler Insider
Brust's Iowa commitment not a good sign--Indy Star Butler Insider
Hayward, Mack named to U.S.A. Basketball U-19 roster--Dawgnet News
USA Cruises To Opening Round Win In U19 World
USA Defeats France At U19 World
Butler To Meet Georgetown At Madison Square

Akron, CSU and Kent hoops schedules coming together--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Detroit Mercy to take exhibition tour of Spain--The Detroit News
Titans Plan Basketball Exhibition Tour To

Women's Basketball Team Camp A

Scott VanderMeer To Play For Indiana Pacers In NBA Summer

Chapman Named Coordinator Of Men's Basketball Operations At

Women's basketball: Newman's Thomas selects UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette

Men's basketball: Phoenix gives scholarship to recruit Semanas--Green Bay Press Gazette

World University Games Update--Panther Blog Zone

Deja VU for the Knicks--Inside VU Sports

WSU's newest basketball recruit isn't an average freshman--Dayton Daily News
Raiders land 1st recruit for 2010--Dayton Daily News
WSU gets first commitment for 2010--Mark Katz's Blog

Finnish pro basketball team signs YSU’s Niemi--Youngstown Vindicator
Guard Mikko Niemi Signs Finnish Professional Basketball