Sunday, October 31, 2010

News On The Horizon 10/31/2010

Deron Williams Apologizes for Yelling at Rookie Gordon Hayward--The Big Lead
Utah Jazz notebook: GROWLING-AT-GORDON GATE--Deseret News

Much ado was made by outsiders about how Deron Williams hucked the ball with extra zip on it to Gordon Hayward and then chewed the rookie out for not running a play correctly in Utah's 110-94 loss to Phoenix.

At practice Saturday, Williams said he'd spoken with Hayward about Thursday's on-court exchange. Williams also chuckled when asked if the team was laughing about that situation or had moved past it.

"What situation? I've yelled at people before on the court. There's no situation," Williams said, cracking a grin. "I already talked to him. I already apologized, said I shouldn't have yelled at him. It's going to happen. It's going to probably happen again."

That's just the nature of his competitive and occasionally feisty spirit.

"I get upset on the court. A lot. Because I want to win," the All-Star said. "I told him I was in the wrong, so we're all right. We're good."

Bulldogs use bit of old and a little new in win--The Indy Star
Patience needed with freshmen--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Rolls Past Florida Southern,

VIDEO: 10-30 Countdown to Tipoff: Charlie
VIDEO: 10-31 Countdown to Tipoff: Halloween

VIDEO: 10-30 Player Feature - Kaila

Titans Beat Chargers in Exhibition

2010-11 Season Key Players - Paul Carter,

Strong Defense Keys Loyola's Rout of Robert Morris in Exhibition

Women's basketball: Phoenix looks bigger, better in exhibition victory--Green Bay Press Gazette
Balanced Attack Propels Green Bay to 94-47 Exhibition

Deep Panthers Appear Poised For Another Step
Panthers Start Exhibition Play By Hosting MSOE At

VU coach puts his signature on Crusaders' home floor--The Post-Tribune
Hot-shooting Crusaders look sharp in debut--The Post-Tribune
VU dedicates Homer Drew Court--The NWI Times
Live from the ARC: Valparaiso vs. Olivet Nazarene (Exhibition)--Region Sports Extra
Valpo MBB: Wrapping up Olivet Nazarene--Region Sports Extra
Valpo Dedicates Homer Drew Court; Wins Exhibition

WSU basketball coaches adapt to jobs on the fly--Dayton Daily News
Previewing WSU opponents: Green Bay--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: UIC--Wright State University sports

Friday, October 29, 2010

News On The Horizon 10/29/2010

Utah Jazz: Suns spoil home-opening fun--Deseret News

NOTES: ... A night after scoring 11 points in his first NBA game, Jeremy Evans did not play because of a coach's decision. Rookie Gordon Hayward had a decent first home showing, with six points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.

Utah Jazz frustrated by poor shooting performance in loss--Deseret News

The Jazz's frustration increased as Phoenix pulled away in the second half. Deron Williams yelled at rookie Gordon Hayward after the two miscommunicated on a possession midway through the fourth quarter, as Hayward wasn't where the All-star guard expected him to be.

"It was just miscommunication," Hayward said. "I should have cut through (the lane). It was just frustration."

Hayward said those type of issues will be fixed as he gets more pro experience.

"I think with time it will be fine," he said. "Just not playing with him, not knowing what he wants me to do (is the problem). Next time I'll get it done."

Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he was fine with Williams getting on Hayward..

" I don't have a problem with it as long as there's no malicious intent," Sloan said. "Sometimes frustration sets in on everybody. You have that happen once in a while. You have to play through it. You can't play backwards, you have to continue to play forward. Those things happen."

Utah Jazz notebook: Team hopes to learn some valuable lessons from their early struggles--Deseret News

THEY GET IT: Sloan didn't feel it was necessary to remind rookies Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans that the NBA season is long, so they shouldn't fret too much over one loss. The Jazz coach is sure the rookies are well aware they're at the beginning of an 82-game marathon season, not the 30-some-odd game college schedule.

"They've probably been told that 100 times. I'm sure their parents told them, their girlfriends told them, everybody else that it's just one ballgame," Sloan said. "They've played enough basketball at this stage that they realize that they just get themselves ready to play again."

And again and again and …

Utah Jazz: D-Will, Hayward cite 'miscommunication' for flare-up--Deseret News
Frustration builds for Jazz in loss to Suns--Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s frustration peaked with 6:58 left in the fourth quarter, when Williams verbally blasted rookie Gordon Hayward after the forward sank a layup. As Williams walked toward the bench, Hayward was consoled by Jefferson.

Sloan said he was comfortable with Williams’ outburst, as long as it was not malicious. Williams — who acknowledged that he is pressing and frustrated with the team’s early struggles — said the spat with Hayward was communication related and has been taken care of.

Bobby Fong leaving Butler University for new job in Pennsylvania--The Indy Star
Fong leaves legacy at Butler--Indy Star Butler Insider
Bulldogs Host Florida Southern In Exhibition
Title: LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Fla.

VIDEO: 10-29 Countdown to Tipoff: Toughest Atmosphere In The Horizon

Men's Hoops Opens Exhibition Slate

For Flames' seniors, the time is

Women’s basketball ready for a challenging season--UIC Chicago Flame

Patrick Baldwin Elevated To Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach At

Panthers hope to outshine fifth-place prediction in Horizon--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Scrimmage Recap--PantherU

Crusaders Look to Move Up League Standings in

New Raider Vest likes this view better--Dayton Daily News
Darling shows off shooter’s touch at WSU competition--Dayton Daily News
Previewing WSU opponents: Milwaukee--Wright State University sports

Two WSU players named to All-Horizon League first team--Wright State University sports

Thursday, October 28, 2010

News On The Horizon 10/28/2010

Best of non-BCS: BYU always a threat, Fredette or no Fredette
Utah Jazz: Team begins slowly, finishes slowly in loss to Nuggets--Deseret News
Utah Jazz notebook: Rookies are rockin' some pink--Deseret News
Postgame notes: All’s quiet after season-opening blowout--Salt Lake Tribune
Kragthorpe: For openers, Jazz deliver a disaster--Salt Lake Tribune
Purdue No. 14, Butler No. 17 in Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll--The Indy Star
Every voter puts Butler in Top 25--Indy Star Butler Insider
Brad Stevens On Dan Dakich Show (Oct. 27)--1070 The Fan

CollegeInsider Ranks BU In Mid-Major Top

Cleveland State notebook: Brown out for eight weeks after injuring finger--Let's Go Vikes!
VIDEO: 10-28 Countdown to Tipoff: Joe

VIDEO: 10-28 Player Feature - Haley

Titans on verge of great season--The Detroit News
2010 Detroit Titans Basketball Media Day--It's Always Sunny in Detroit

Titans Garner High Marks In Latest NCAA Graduation

Women's basketball: UWGB ranked 2nd in mid-major poll--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB individual game tickets now on sale--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Women's Basketball Hosts Winona State in Exhibition Play

Boyle's Hot Shooting Sparks White Team To Intrasquad

From ex-factor to X-factor--The Post-Tribune
Around the region--The Post-Tribune

What I’ll be watching at Wright State’s Howloween Hoops event--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Miami--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Charlotte--Wright State University sports
Season Preview: Men's
Raiders Host Successful Howloween Hoops

Season Preview: Women's

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

News On The Horizon 10/27/2010

Postcard: Howard reclaims central role for Butler with Hayward gone--Sports Illustrated
NCAA: Minority grad rates continue to rise--The Indy Star
Nored: Kindergarten warrior--Indy Star Butler Insider
Brad Stevens Begins Regular Appearance on

Burns, Bass Named 2010-11 Women's Basketball

Injured finger will cost CSU's D'Aundray Brown eight weeks: NE Ohio College Basketball Insider--Cleveland Plain Dealer
VIDEO: 10-27 Countdown to Tipoff: Gary Waters Media

Perry A. Farrell's quick hits on Detroit Mercy--The Detroit Free Press
Addition of Ray McCallum has Detroit Mercy thinking big--The Detroit Free Press
Titan Basketball Media Day

UIC hopes change has team on upswing--The Chicago Sun-Times
UIC basketball scrimmage Friday--Daily Herald
Listen to coach Moore on The Big 1070 in Madison at 3:15!
Flames to Hold Red-Blue Scrimmage at UIC Pavilion

Thumbs up, thumbs down--Loyola Phoenix

UWGB basketball notebook: Time Warner Cable to air 8 games--Green Bay Press Gazette

Women's Basketball Ranked Second in Preseason Mid-Major

Raiders, Land set for Howloween Hoops event--Dayton Daily News
Previewing WSU opponents: Tusculum--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Central Michigan--Wright State University sports

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

News On The Horizon 10/26/2010

RTC 2010-11 Impact Players – Upper Midwest Region--Rush The Court

Utah Jazz notebook: Players go through autographapalooza--Deseret News

Jackson is back with Erie--Let's Go Vikes!
VIDEO: 10-25 Countdown to Tipoff: Practice Sights and
VIDEO: 10-26 Countdown to Tipoff: Anthony

VIDEO: Women's Basketball Player Feature - Danisha Cole

Titans Host "Leadership Detroit"
Titans Announce Expanded Television

UIC-Illinois Tickets to Go on Sale
Paul Carter, Howard Moore to be Featured on ABC 7 Tuesday at 4:30

Women's Basketball Wants You To Help Somebody's

Loyola Men's Basketball Exhibition Game To Be Played In Alumni

Time Warner to air selected UWGB games--UWGB Basketball
UWGB to host free hoops coaching clinic--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay to Host Coaches Clinic on

Green Bay Athletics Announces Partnership with Time Warner
Women's Basketball Team Shares Enthusiasm for

Get ready.--PantherU
Checking The Preseason Magazines--Panther Blog Zone

Crusaders Talk to Local Youths About Importance of Being
Homer Drew Court Dedication Set for Saturday

When knee’s not swollen, Land performing strong for WSU--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Detroit--Wright State University sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Air Force--Wright State University sports
Raider Fan Trip to Chicago

Annual Tip-Off Dinner Celebrates Upcoming Basketball
Get to Know Your Basketball
November Loaded With Basketball Games,

Flames Women's Basketball Wants You To Help Somebody's Hero--The Horizon League