Tuesday, December 8, 2009

News On The Horizon 12/08/2009

Red Line Lounge, Week 04--The Mid-Majority

KW: Yeah, I think it's between Auburn and Wyoming for this year's top MTILP (Major Team I'd Like to Play). And the Big Sky wasn't the only conference getting under way this weekend. Lots of great SoCon, MEAC, MAAC, OVC, Badlands, NEC, A-Sun and Horizon contests this weekend. Any other early parentheticals that caught your eye?

DL: Detroit. 2-0 in the HL after beating Youngstown State and Cleveland State. This team is soooooo dangerous. Still figuring out how to play together, but the talent is definitely there, and it's beginning to come together. What about you? I noticed you spotlighted some SoCon action in a G!O!T!N! while I was gone. And for the record, I actually DIDN'T get any cake on Saturday night.

KW: I can't wait to see the Titans play.

Checking In On… The Big Ten--Rush The Court

Coming Up:
* December 9th – Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay – Wisconsin is on a high after knocking off Duke and then taking care of Grambling State with ease. Green Bay is putting up numbers, so this should be an interesting in-state matchup. 8:00 PM
* December 12th – OSU vs. Butler – The first true test since Evan Turner went down. Butler comes in ranked #20 in the country, and even though OSU on paper is #15, you take away Turner and I might even say that OSU is the underdog. This is the game where a new leader must emerge, or it could mark the start of a long season for OSU fans with Turner watching from the sidelines. 12:00 PM, ESPN

ATB: Weekend Cheers & Jeers--Rush The Court

#20 Butler 84, Valparaiso 67. Butler used a hot second half of shooting (69%) to pull away from Valparaiso and got a well-balanced effort from its stars Gordon Hayward (18/4/5 assts) and Matt Howard (16/5) to knock out Valpo despite allowing 53% shooting from the Crusaders.

RTC Top 25: Week 5--Rush The Court
This week's games critical for Butler--The Indy Star
New York blog 1: National stage for Butler--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Faces Georgetown At Madison Square Garden--ButlerSports.com

Bulldogs Travel To Unbeaten Indiana State--ButlerSports.com

Catch The Titans On FOX Sports And HLN Replays--detroittitans.com
BracketBusters Rematch Up Next For Detroit--detroittitans.com
Titans Up To No. 17 In This Week’s Mid-Major Poll--detroittitans.com

Flames extinguished in Green Bay--Whoosh!Net

Loyola plus-minus in 5 key games--ChicagoNow.com
Chicago City Rankings - 12/7--ChicagoNow.com

Horizon League awards: Tetschlag, Demrow earn weekly nods--Green Bay Press Gazette
Tetschlag earns player of the week honors--UWGB Basketball
Tetschlag Named Horizon League Player of the Week--uwgbathletics.com

Men's basketball: Phoenix likely to play Duke in 2010-11 opener--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix notes: UWGB-UW tickets still available; a game at Marquette and a game at Duke--UWGB Basketball
Fletcher Snags Horizon League Player of the Week Honors--uwgbathletics.com

Panthers looking for respect--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Valparaiso (3-3) at No. 19 Pittsburgh (7-0)--The Post-Tribune
Scouting Today's VU Women's Basketball Game--The NWI Times
Valpo Begins Stretch of Nationally-Ranked Foes Heading to Pitt Tuesday--valpoathletics.com

Valpo Takes on #5 Purdue Wednesday--valpoathletics.com

Raiders sharing 3-point load--Dayton Daily News
Wright State students need to be crazier at ‘Nutt House’--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State at Toledo--Dayton Daily News

Green Bay's Fletcher named Men's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
Men's Basketball Weekly Release #4--The Horizon League
The Weekend That Was--Horizon League Network

Tetschlag named Women's Basketball Player of the Week--The Horizon League
The Long, Winding Road--Horizon League Network

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