Utah Jazz: Raja Bell working overtime to reclaim shooting touch--Deseret News
Rookie Gordon Hayward admitted the dynamics of his new relationship with Bell are unusual, considering the would-be college junior is 14 years younger. But the 20-year-old described the insightful Bell as being an "invaluable type of guy" for him and the Jazz.
"When he's out there on the court, he's leading and doing things to help the team win," Hayward said. "Then off the court it seems like he's the first guy that's vocal and telling guys what to do, giving encouragement when we're down, when we're up."
Hayward has too much respect for Bell to call him "Gramps" or kid about the age disparity. He did laugh when asked about having a teammate so much, well, more mature.
"I don't want to act like it's too old," Hayward said, smiling, "but to me (34) sounds like really, really old."
Hayward, whose favorite non-Reggie Miller player is Steve Nash, still hasn't told Bell that he rooted for his Phoenix Suns while he was a prep player (which sounds longer ago than it really is, considering he graduated only two years ago).
"That's the part that's weird," Hayward said. "I was rooting for Raja, growing up when I was in high school. Now here I am on the same team."
Like others, Hayward is soaking in Bell's sage advice.
"He's been in the league (11) years," he said. "He obviously knows what he's talking about. He just brings all of that experience to our team."
Observations from Butler practice--ESPN.com
These Bulldogs still have bark and bite--Houston Chronicle
Bulldogs Face Hanover In Final Exhibition Game--ButlerSports.com
Cleveland State ranked No. 25 in Mid-Major Top 25 preseason poll--Let's Go Vikes!
VIDEO: 11-3 Countdown to Tipoff: Aaron Pogue--csuvikings.com
FEATURE: Garland Embraces New Role as Leader--csuvikings.com
Morning Five: 11.03.10 Edition--Rush The Court
The prospect of a local/regional tournament has popped up again, this time in an intriguing locale. Several coaches from programs in Chicago came out yesterday in favor of a Chicagoland get-together similar to what Philadelphia has had for a long time (The Big 5) and what Indiana’s going to start this year. DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell even nominated “The Chicago 5″ as a possible name for their version, an apparent nod to the annual Philadelphia institution. We’re totally on board with these things (the state of Illinois was a 9-seed in our so-called State Tournament), and we wouldn’t be surprised if more of them sprang up. It looks like this one will soon happen. Could Chicago become a college hoops town again?
Hey, it could've happened...--ChicagoNow.com
Let the games begin!--ChicagoNow.com
USA Today Women's Top 25--The Detroit Free Press
Others receiving votes: TCU 70, Maryland 62, Wisconsin-Green Bay 48, LSU 46, Dayton 38, DePaul 33, Georgia Tech 30, Virginia 23, San Diego State 22, Oklahoma State 19, Hartford 17, California 16, James Madison 10, Arkansas-Little Rock 9, Auburn 9, Mississippi State 7, N.C. State 6, Temple 5, Marist 4, Rutgers 4, Gardner-Webb 3, Purdue 3, Southern Cal 3, Bowling Green 2, Fresno State 1, Liberty 1, Louisville 1, Michigan 1, Princeton 1, Western Kentucky 1.
Green Bay women begin run at another Horizon League Championship--UWGB Fourth Estate
Tetschlag Named as Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award--uwgbathletics.com
New coach and season for Phoenix men--UWGB Fourth Estate
Defense ... Defense --Panther Blog Zone
Freshman Lang has surprising college debut--The Post-Tribune
Former Valparaiso High School star has 14 points and nine rebounds in first collegiate contest--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Grace (WBB)--Region Sports Extra
Valpo WBB: Wrapping up Grace--Region Sports Extra
Valpo Women Open Exhibition Play with Convincing Win over Grace--valpoathletics.com
Lowell guard Richie chooses WMU over VU--YourSeason.com
WJOB added to Valparaiso radio network--Off The Mark
WJOB Joins Valpo Sports Radio Network--valpoathletics.com
Raiders still adjusting to seven new players--Dayton Daily News
Mpondo big at center in WSU exhibition win--Dayton Daily News
Donlon gives dad a thank-you call before exhibition--Dayton Daily News
Four seniors stepping up for WSU--Dayton Daily News
Dan Dakich knows Wright State--Through the Arch
Raiders Break Away from Central State in Exhibition 90-59--wsuraiders.com
Women's Hoops Looks for Fresh Start Under Boldon--ysusports.com
Butler's Howard, Green Bay's Tetschlag Named as Candidates for Lowe's Senior Class Award--Horizon League Network