Horizon League: Just start calling it the Bizarrizon. The weekend began with Butler's mind-melting blowout of previous league-undefeated Cleveland State, a 23-point job paced by the "Glue Sticks," mega-Caucasians Matt Howard and Andrew Smith. The next day, a crotch punch in the Detroit-UIC game. Sunday, more madness. The most historically invisible and anonymous program in the conference, Youngstown State, nearly knocked off Butler at Hinkle. And Cleveland State's lost Indiana weekend continued at Valparaiso, where a 10-0 Viking rally-run was not enough against the Crusaders in a 64-58 decision. Now, everybody has at least one loss, and there's a four-team 4-1 traffic jam at the top.
Game 7-035: Wright State at Loyola (Ill.) - plus BONUS NAIA field trip!--The Mid-Majority
Sloan considers lineup change for unsettled Jazz--Salt Lake Tribune
Sloan has considered inserting either Miles or rookie Gordon Hayward into the starting lineup. But Miles is Utah’s premier scorer off the bench, while the 20-year-old Hayward is still adjusting to the highs and lows of the NBA.
Butler gets good scare from Youngstown State--The Indy Star
How to make the most of your Victory Firelight experience--Victory Firelight
Cutting Down the ‘Net: Audio, anyone?--Victory Firelight
This’ll go down as Cleveland State’s lost weekend--Beyond The Arc
Cleveland State drops to No. 7 in Mid-Major Top 25--Let's Go Vikes!
The Gary Waters Radio Show - Jan. 10--Let's Go Vikes!
Men's Basketball Notes: 1-11-11--csuvikings.com
Vikings Play at Butler on Thursday Night--csuvikings.com
Detroit Mercy center Eli Holman suspended--The Detroit News
Brad Birton will miss UIC's game against Milwaukee - The trip up to Wisconsin is going to be a big one for UIC and the fact that Birton will miss the next one doesn't help. Of course we knew this suspension was coming because a flagrant foul that warrants ejection draws an automatic suspension, but it still stings.
That said, I'm excited for what's planned for the Flames' trip up north. I'll have a new voice joining the site to help with covering UIC. More on that tomorrow. Also, more basketball tomorrow as DePaul is in action against Seton Hall and Northwestern plays at Iowa.
Titans rally past Flames--Whoosh!Net
Listen to Coach Moore on 312Sports.com Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.!--uicflames.com
Green Bay Game Time Changed to 11 a.m. Saturday--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Continues Road Trip Wednesday At Milwaukee--uicflames.com
Loyola Heads North For Weekend In Wisconsin--LoyolaRamblers.com
Saturday's Women's Basketball Start Time Moved Up to 5 p.m.--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Opens Road Swing With Wednesday Night Clash At No. 23/20 Green Bay--LoyolaRamblers.com
UWGB men's basketball: Phoenix changes Saturday's game to 11 a.m.--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women's basketball: MRI results pending, but Ritchie out at least two weeks--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women's basketball preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Tips off Three-Game Homestand Wednesday--uwgbathletics.com
Horizon League Power Rankings (January 4-10)--PantherU
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back..--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Panthers Back At Cell For Weekend Homestand; UIC Visits Thursday--uwmpanthers.com
Panthers Return Home To Host UIC Wednesday--uwmpanthers.com
Valpo's Johnson named Horizon Player of Week--The Post-Tribune
Crusader Women Return Home for First Time in 2011 on Thursday--valpoathletics.com
Defense key for Raiders against Valpo, Butler--Dayton Daily News
WSU freshman fighting through midseason fatigue--Wright State University Sports
WSU and Raider Nation aim to ‘black out’ Valpo this Friday--The Guardian
Butler game has different meaning for WSU seniors--The Guardian
Lady Raiders thump Valpo, set three-point record straight--The Guardian
YSU men look to build on Butler effort--Youngstown Vindicator
Men’s Basketball Hosts Wilberforce Tuesday Evening--ysusports.com
Green Bay women's basketball team moves back into AP Top 25 Poll--Horizon League Network