Thursday, April 28, 2011

News On The Horizon 4/28/2011

Chicago attendance

NCAA Attendance Figures: A Closer Examination--Rush The Court

Moving on to some other thoughts, who are the schools that generally surprised us with a lack of support (or expected support)? Removing any of the above from our list, here’s our top eight.

We hate to bust on Pitt at 86.7%, but come on Panther fans… you’re the only hoops game in town and your arena isn’t all that big at 12,508. Considering your team ended up as a #1 seed last season, how do you not fill that place? BYU — you had the most must-see player in the country on your team and a rabid fan base — no excuse to not be above 90% last season. Ohio State… sigh. Football school, we get it. But you were #1 most of the season — nothing more needs to be said. Look at some of the others… Butler is completely shocking to us, coming off a national runner-up season;

Saying Goodbye: Matt Howard--Ballin' is a Habit
College hoops teams that could slip in
Utah Jazz: Jeff Hornacek enjoys coaching despite missing family--Deseret News

"It's really valuable because a lot of times you're not going to have very many people to talk to who played in the same exact system, that played the same position and had a successful career in the NBA," Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward said. "There's not very many guys like that around. Just the knowledge that he has is really valuable."

Though he worked hard to hone his outside shot, Hayward credited Hornacek's assistance and advice for helping him shoot a respectable 48.5 percent overall and a sizzling, team-high 47.3 percent from 3-point range in his first NBA season.

Hayward also said Hornacek's tips and pointers proved invaluable. The 47-year-old coach helped him be more confident and showed him the importance of using spacing and timing in the NBA game.

Corbin also lauded Hornacek for helping Jeremy Evans improve his shot, something that happened over time as the Western Kentucky product and Hayward worked with the coach on a consistent basis.

NCAA sets earlier date to withdraw from NBA draft--The Oakland Press
Michigan standout point guard Chris Harrison-Docks commits to Butler--The Indy Star
Kentucky guard Remy Abell to join IU this fall--The Indy Star
Dawgs land another point guard--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler to induct new Hall of Fame class--Butler Collegian
Top mascots a memorable group--Butler Collegian

2. Blue II: Some might argue that our lovable live mascot should be No. 1, but keep reading to see why he is my runner-up. Blue II is easily the cutest mascot in all of sports, and he represents Butler’s sports teams well. He is tough, has endurance and enjoys a good nap—just like most college students do.

Marc Brown Competes for USA Elite Team in

Loyola signs St. Louis forward Thomas--The Chicago Tribune
2010-11 Solomon Awards--Loyola Phoenix

Honorable Mention

Monica Albano Basketball - PG

The sophomore guard paced the Ramblers this year with 16.7 points per game, good for fifth in the Horizon League. Besides leading the team in scoring 17 times on the season, Albano led the Ramblers in minutes per game, logging an average of 33.8 minutes while playing in all 31 games.

Selling LUC: wooing potential players--Loyola Phoenix

Spots still open in UWGB coach Wardle's summer camps--UWGB Basketball
Spots Still Remain for Coach Wardle's Summer

'11-'12 is Looking Classy--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Celebrate A Championship At The Fourth-Annual Senior

Two high school seniors visiting WSU this week--Dayton Daily News
WSU balances need to win, need for tough competition with schedule decisions--Wright State University Sports
6-10 Michigan senior to visit WSU on Sunday--Wright State University Sports
Former WSU star leading Germany’s top league (full of locals) in scoring--Wright State University Sports
Wright State to play in Global Shootout--Fairborn Daily Herald
It’s no joke: Raiders set to meet Ohio State and Florida--The Guardian

Sandifer to be Featured on Changing Lives

YSU signs Kansas all-stater--Youngstown Vindicator
Slocum signs 'tough, strong' point guard--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Adds Guard DJ Cole During Late Signing

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