Saturday, August 20, 2011

News On The Horizon 8/20/2011

RTC Summer Updates: Horizon League--Rush The Court

ESPN Announces GameDay Schedule For 2011-12--Rush The Court

No surprise here, but there’s not a single mid-major among those squads (either home or away), meaning that in its eight-year existence, Rece Davis and company will have only been to two mid-major spots — Gonzaga in 2006 and 2009, and Southern Illinois in 2008 — and featured just three mid-major teams (SIU played Creighton). Certainly Butler, with its two consecutive appearances in the title game, deserves a visit from Erin and the fellas (except for a certain former Indiana coach, most likely), right? Then again, as cozy as Hinkle Fieldhouse is, we don’t know if it could contain the magnetic field of smoothness that would theoretically be generated by having the hairstyles of Davis, Jay Bilas, and Brad Stevens within 15 feet of each other. Better safe than sorry.

Breakout frontcourt players for

Butler F Khyle Marshall: Butler's run to the NCAA tournament championship game offered glimpses of what Marshall could offer this program in the next couple of seasons. Marshall came of age as an offensive rebounder in the postseason. He pulled down five offensive rebounds against Wisconsin, seven against Florida and five against VCU. Marshall averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.2 minutes as a freshman, but those numbers should go up quite a bit this season as Butler attempts to replace Shelvin Mack and Matt Howard. Marshall could develop into Butler's best overall player. The 6-7 sophomore learned plenty this summer while playing for the U.S. under-19 national team.

Pro development in college? Think again…
Butler honors Howard, Nash--The Indy Star
Butler still targeting Top 100 prospects--Indy Star Butler Insider
Live Chat: Matthew
Brad Stevens To Be Featured On
Matt Howard, Michele Nash Tabbed Butler’s Top
Live Chat: Nick
Hinkle Fieldhouse Floor Update - August

Fore Hoops N Hope Golf Outing A
Women's Basketball Pink Uniform

Kent State football has rainy opener; Cleveland State Vikings, Akron Zips basketball updates--Cleveland Plain Dealer

European vacations

Cleveland State senior guard Jeremy Montgomery will get in some extra game time this summer to hone his sharpshooting skills. He took off for Europe this week for a seven-day tour with Global Sports Academy.
Cleveland State beats Valaparaiso, 76-65Cleveland State University guard Jeremy Montgomery celebrates his score and a foul against Valaparaiso. (John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer)

The GSA roster consists of 10 players and will play five games on the seven-day trip which will include cultural experiences in Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels and London.

"I am extremely happy for Jeremy and this opportunity that awaits him," CSU head coach Gary Waters said in a release. "Jeremy is entering the most important season of his career, and going on this trip is the first step to what I feel will be an outstanding senior season for him."

Montgomery will be joined on the GSA squad by Bill Luther (Pitt-Johnstown), Jordan Stasyszyn (Shippensburg), Will O'Neal (Indianapolis), Ashton Smith (Indiana, PA), Darius Theus (VCU), Troy Daniels (VCU), Travis Carroll (Purdue), Josh Proctor (West Virginia Tech) and Justin Manns (Kent State). The team will be coached by Bill Brown of California University (Pa.).

"This will be a great opportunity for Justin after the improvement he made especially toward the end of last season,'' new Kent coach Rob Senderoff said. "For a guy who has not played as much as others in his career (one year of high school, no AAU, one year Division I) any extra time on the court Justin can get is a big bonus for him and our program.''

Cleveland State to travel to Vanderbilt on Nov. 13--Cleveland State Hoops
Jackson Signs with the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL--Cleveland State Hoops

Metro & state: MSU's Draymond Green, UDM's Ray McCallum chip in for U.S. win--The Detroit Free Press
Michigan State's Green, Detroit's McCallum contribute as U.S. wins opener at World University Games--The Detroit Free Press
MSU's Draymond Green, UDM's Ray McCallum help USA rout Hungary--The Detroit Free Press
MSU's Draymond Green gets double-double in U.S. win at World University Games--The Detroit Free Press
UDM's Ray McCallum, MSU's Draymond Green help U.S. advance at World University Games--The Detroit Free Press
MSU's Draymond Green, UDM's Ray McCallum keep U.S. perfect at World University Games--The Detroit Free Press
Watch USA WUGs Live on the Internet--The Detroit Free Press
Team USA Advances to Quarterfinals

Season Ticket Party to be Held August

Freshman Shareta Brown Impressive At 32nd Annual All-Star Basketball
Stephanie Douglas Added To Women’s Basketball

UIC's Dorian Tyler and DePaul's Donnavan Kirk to tour Europe
Dorian Tyler to Tour Europe With Global Sports
Knowing the Newcomers: Freshman Marc
UIC Basketball Announces Coaching Staff Exclusive Interview With Regina

Loyola Scores A Recruiting Coup, And Lands DePaul Transfer Devin Hill--Hoops Illinois
Former Loyola Standout Blake Schilb Re-Signs With French

Men's basketball: St. Catherine's Fouse commits to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Tough tests await UWGB on road--Green Bay Press Gazette
Former Phoenix star Bennett honored by Summit League--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB gets verbal commitment from Racine St. Catherine's senior--UWGB Basketball
Challenging Slate Awaits as Green Bay Releases 2011-12
Tony and Dick Bennett Honored by the Summit

Recruiting Search for Green Bay's Future
SummerTimeOut Featuring Breannah
Bollant Competing for Title of Mr. Habitat While Helping out a Good
SummerTimeOut Featuring Megan

Kaylon Williams Arrested After Trying To Run From DUI Arrest--Rush The Court
Williams arrested for suspicion of DUI--Fox Sports
UWM's Kaylon Williams arrested for DUI--ESPN
Bracketology Just Got More Complicated--Anonymous Eagle

Obviously, with the slight point differential between the Tournament standard and the penalization standard, we could be looking at teams *coughUWMcough* who would go unpenalized by the NCAA in terms of practice time and scholarships, but would be prohibited from play in the Tournament. Over the next few months, we'll have to keep our eyes on this as the details of implementation are hashed out.

UW-Milwaukee point guard arrested after traffic stop--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lindsay Laur Heading off to the World of Pro Hoops--Panther Blog Zone
Laur Signs Professional Contract With Carolina

Class Of 2013 Bartlett Star Lance Whitaker Picks Up A Scholarship Offer From Valparaiso University--Hoops Illinois
2011-2012 Men's Home Schedule--SectionEE

Aimee Litka to Lead Women's Basketball--Holy Cross College News
Fremd senior becomes latest guard to join Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Heading Home--Women's Basketball In China
The Finale to our Trip!--Women's Basketball In China
9 Days in China--Women's Basketball In China
Community in China--Women's Basketball In China
Looking Back--Women's Basketball In China
Valpo Women Open China Trip
Valpo Falls to Chinese Professional
Crusaders Show Improvement to Close China

Ex-WSU player now an Alien--Dayton Daily News
Former WSU coach Underhill gets new kidney--Dayton Daily News
Raiders will do more than play basketball in Italy--Dayton Daily News
Raider Connection Q&A: Brad Brownell, former Wright State basketball coach--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Focus: Where will points for the 2011-12 Raiders come from?--Wright State University Sports
Former Wright State basketball player to become “Alien” in Norway--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Roundup: Missing out on Toledo transfer, who suffered from APR--Wright State University Sports
Horizon League Focus: Under new academic rules, league would have lost postseason team--Wright State University Sports
Wright State By the Numbers: The addition of 105 pounds--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Focus: Raiders needed Italy trip, found finances to make it work--Wright State University Sports
Raider Connection Q&A: Nels Hawkinson, Basketball Travelers executive director--Wright State University Sports
As Wright State leaves for Italy, Donlon needs to test each Raider--Wright State University Sports
Ralph Underhill finally gets new kidney--Through the Arch
Ralph Underhill suffers major setback--Through the Arch

WSU women toughen schedule--Dayton Daily News
Wright State women’s basketball team announces 2011-12 schedule--Wright State University Sports
Raider Connection Q&A: Mike Bradbury, WSU women’s basketball coach--Wright State University Sports

Youngstown State Announces 2011-12 Men’s Basketball

Meet Women's Basketball Freshman Kelsea
Meet Women's Basketball Freshman Ashley
Women's Basketball Golf Outing is

CSU's Montgomery, UIC's Tyler Headed on European Tours--Horizon League Network
Perspectives: The Horizon League SAAC Meetings--Horizon League Network
WSU's Land Headed to Norway to Begin Professional Career--Horizon League Network
Perspectives: What Does Miami Have To Do With the Horizon League?--Horizon League Network

UWM's Laur Signs Professional Contract With Carolina Giants--Horizon League Network

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