Thursday, December 30, 2010

News On The Horizon 12/30/2010

College hoops predictions for 2011--Sports Illustrated

7. Some name program will give Brad Stevens a tough decision to make. Yes, Stevens signed a 12-year extension at Butler after last season's run to the national title game, but that was before he knew Gordon Hayward was leaving two years early and went through this season's early struggles with a less experienced and banged-up roster. Butler is an excellent job with strong institutional support and a legacy of producing terrific coaches and solid teams. Stevens also is a unique personality who, like Gonzaga's Mark Few, very well could be happy enough to stay where he is. But with junior Shelvin Mack an early-entry possibility to depart along with senior Matt Howard, next season could be a down one (relatively), and the miss on local stud recruit Cody Zeller underscores where Butler still stands in that landscape. Wouldn't Stevens at least have to listen if a really big name came calling?

In Utah, the Jazz are like 'M*A*S*H' times 'Cheers' plus 'Seinfeld'--Ball Don't Lie
Utah Jazz: Andrei Kirilenko, C.J. Miles will miss tonight's game--Deseret News
Utah Jazz notebook: Gordon Hayward, Eric Gordon renew acquaintances in L.A.--Deseret News
Utah Jazz: Game at a glance--Deseret News
Utah Jazz: Al Jefferson propels Jazz past Clippers--Deseret News
Rookie Hayward sparks Jazz win over L.A. Clippers--Salt Lake Tribune
Jazz reserves lose their rhythm--Salt Lake Tribune
Jazz’s Sloan favors rookie Hayward during fourth quarter--Salt Lake Tribune
Howard by the numbers--Indy Star Butler Insider’s 2011 predictions: Hello, Mr. Stevens--Victory Firelight
Butler Rings In New Year Against

Falcons Hold Off Bulldogs,

Introducing the 13-1 Cleveland State men's basketball team (video)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Horizon League play begins this weekend for Cleveland State: Preview--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men's basketball team is practicing its winning ways--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Vikings Open Horizon League Play at

It's time for Loyola and UIC to prove themselves in Horizon
Matchup: UIC at Youngstown State--The Chicago Tribune

Matchup: Loyola at Cleveland State--The Chicago Tribune

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB-Detroit preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Butler remains favorite in Horizon League--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Notebook: Horizon League Among the Nation's

Women's Basketball Completes Another Successful Non-Conference

Hill will retrun to UWM starting lineup--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Panthers Open Up League Play With Wright

Nixon, Palombizio take different positive paths at Eastern Illinois--The NWI Times
Valpo Athletics, Opportunity Enterprises Partner For Ticket

Conference schedule has Raiders back in comfort zone--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Late in games, WSU shows mixed performances--Wright State University Sports

Women's Hoops Opens League Play, Closes 2010 at

Nine Games in Two Days Means League Season Returns--Horizon League Network
League Links: December 30, 2010--Horizon League Network

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