Saturday, October 1, 2011

News On The Horizon 10/1/2011

Eligible transfers

Pos Ht/Wt Yr To From
Charles Winborne G 6'0"/170 So Louisiana Monroe Loyola Chicago
Brandon Wood SG 6'2"/175 Sr Michigan St. Valparaiso
Rian Pearson G 6'4"/190 So Toledo Wisconsin Green Bay
Matt Smith F 6'7"/215 So Toledo Wisconsin Green Bay
Ben Boggs* SG 6'4"/200 So Valparaiso Virginia Tech
Will Bogan PG 6'1"/180 Jr Valparaiso Mississippi
Terry Johnson PG 6'0"/170 So Wisc. Green Bay Illinois St.
James Haarsma PF 6'7"/230 Jr Wisc. Milwaukee Evansville
Julius Mays SG 6'2"/190 Jr Wright St. North Carolina St.

Morning Five: 09.19.11 Edition--Rush The Court

Since we referenced them earlier, what do you do if you’re Louisville? The ACC has its own agenda and would probably prefer to add UConn and Rutgers. Would the Big Ten or SEC welcome U of L? How proactive can the Cardinals actually be? Can they afford to wait until the Big East disintegrates, or see if it survives by adding schools that could actually turn a profit? And if the conference survives, who does it go after? TCU is on the way (*forehead slap*). But on who else should the Big East set its sights? East Carolina? Xavier?!? BUTLER??? [Ed. Note: Butler. In the Big East. Whoa, time out on the floor. Getting...dizzy...may pass out...]

2011-2012 Top 50 Countdown: Nos. 45-41--Ballin' is a Habit

42. Butler Bulldogs:

Last Season: 28-10, 13-5 (Horizon)

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Key Losses: Shelvin Mack, Matt Howard, Shawn Vanzant, Zach Hahn,

New Additions: Roosevelt Jones, Jackson Aldridge, Kameron Woods, Andy Smeathers

Projected Lineup:

- G: Ronald Nored, Sr.
- G: Chase Stigall, Jr.
- G: Chrishawn Hopkins, So.
- F: Khyle Marshall, So.
- F: Andrew Smith, Jr.
- Bench: Garrett Butcher, Sr.; Emerson Kampen, Jr.; Erik Fromm, So.; Roosevelt Jones, Fr.; Jackson Aldridge, Fr.

Outlook: Butler will be an interesting team to keep an eye on this season. After making back-to-back national title games, the Bulldogs lost their two stars -- Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack -- and two other key back court players. With a young team this season and Arkansas transfer Rotnei Clarke ineligible until next year, this will be a rebuilding year. But there is still a chance this club competes for their league title and an NCAA Tournament trip. It starts up front, where Andrew Smith has developed into a rock on the block and Khyle Marshall has the potential to be Butler's next star. Ronald Nored, the team's unquestioned leader, is back to anchor a back court that includes a couple of young guys -- Chase Stigall and Chrishawn Hopkins -- that had promising moments last season. Garrett Butcher, Emerson Kampen and Erik Fromm provide Brad Stevens with some depth up front while freshmen Roosevelt Jones and Jackson Aldridge -- who led Australia to a U-18 title -- give the Bulldogs even more young perimeter talent. The future is bright for Butler, but how far away that bright future is is unclear.

Wizards try to develop chemistry while being locked out--Washington Post

The so-called G team, however, was consistently stocked with mostly Wizards, giving Wall, Lewis, Jordan Crawford, JaVale McGee, Shelvin Mack and Larry Owens an opportunity to gain some familiarity with one another on the court, work out together in the morning with trainers and also connect away from basketball.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Butler--Banners On The Parkway
Sources: Nolan Berry chooses Butler--The Indy Star
Berry's Butler commitment is spur-of-the-moment call--The Indy Star
Realignment: Butler waiting, watching--Indy Star Butler Insider
Berry a recruiting coup--Indy Star Butler Insider
A Butler basketball myth--Indy Star Butler Insider
Berry’s surprise commitment--Indy Star Butler Insider
Top 100 2013 Forward Chooses Butler--Bark of Hinkle
2012 Recruit Videos--Bark of Hinkle
OVERTIME: Indy Pro Am shows bright side of NBA lockout--Butler Collegian
Butler welcomes new Athletic Hall of Fame class--Butler Collegian
OVERTIME: Conference change would help Butler--Butler Collegian
Butler To Induct 21st Hall of Fame
LIve Chat Wednesday: Chase
How Butler Uses Data For A Winning
Live Chat Wednesday: Emerson

Butler Women's Basketball Alumni Weekend: Oct.

#47 Cleveland State Men's Basketball Preview--Mid-Major Madness
Cleveland State: More Visibility on the Way?--Mid-Major Madness
Darnell Harris commits to Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Women's Basketball Takes Part In Komen Race For The

Detroit Center Eli Holman Out On Indefinite Leave Of Absence--Rush The Court
Morning Five: 09.28.11 Edition--Rush The Court

Detroit may have been dealt a major blow with the announcement that Eli Holman would be taking an indefinite leave of absence while he deals with “personal matters”. Obviously, the impact this has on the Titans will depend a great deal on how long “indefinite” ends up being. They start off the season with a fairly difficult schedule so missing Holman during that period would probably cost them any shot at an at-large bid, which is pretty slim to begin with. Still, if he returns and can continue to add a solid post presence to go along with the potentially spectacular backcourt of Ray McCallum Jr. and Chase Simon the Titans still could pick up the Horizon League’s automatic bid.

Eli Holman to take a leave of absence from Detroit--Ballin' is a Habit
Detroit big man Eli Holman on leave of absence--Eye On College Basketball
Detroit Mercy's Eli Holman on leave of absence--The Detroit Free Press
Report: Detroit Mercy star Eli Holman assaulted student--The Detroit News
Holman leaves team indefinitely--Varsity News
Men's Basketball Announces Complete 2011-12
Holman Placed on Leave of
Detroit to Again Participate in Sears

"Tip It with the Titans" Set for Oct.

Men's Basketball Preseason Prospectus Now

Loyola To Host Annual Tip-Off Luncheon On October
Loyola Mourns The Loss Of Mickey
Loyola Athletics To Host A Pair Of Faculty/Staff Basketball

#43 Green Bay Women's Basketball Preview--Mid-Major Madness
Valentin awarded final scholarship--UWGB Fourth Estate
Williams, Turner Stressing the Importance of Fall
Green Bay Men's Basketball to Hold Walk-On
Newest Phoenix Big Man Transitioning to Green
Gym Rat Cerroni Looking Forward to Sophomore

Phoenix Begins Team Skill Instruction, Looks Ahead to
Phoenix Phenoms Brings Excitement for Participants and Current

Jeter adds familiar faces to UWM coaching staff--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Preview: Panthers basketball--UWM Post
Holman out indefinitely--PantherU
Section EE tackles Valpo’s schedule--PantherU
Schedule Breakdown – Game 5 Michigan State--PantherU
Basketball arena design leaked?--PantherU
'11-'12 Season On Deck.. Will the Reigning Horizon League Champs Up the Ante?--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Jones Promoted; Two Other Former Players Added To Men's Basketball
Chancellor's Running Group Gets Assist From Panther

Women's Basketball Photo Shoot--Panther Blog Zone
Catching Up With Lindsay Laur--Panther Blog Zone
Milwaukee Women's Basketball Sets Clinic

John Mutka: Valparaiso women hoop it up in China--The Post-Tribune
China: A Look Back with Women's

Valparaiso subregional set for 2K Sports Classic--Off The Mark
Predicting the 2011-2012 Season, Part 1--SectionEE
Five-Game Crusader Plans on Sale Now!
Field Finalized For 2K Sports

Nutter Center adds ‘cornerstone’--Dayton Daily News
Former WSU trustee focuses on improving university's facilities--Dayton Daily News
Commentary: Ex-WSU coach Underhill's record speaks for itself--Dayton Daily News
Wright State Focus: New scoreboard will affect fans outside Nutter Center--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Roundup: Conference movement discussion filters to Horizon League--Wright State University Sports
Raider Connection Q&A: Mark Gazdik, Wright State assistant AD for marketing and promotions--Wright State University Sports
Horizon League Focus: League has changed plenty since 1979 formation--Wright State University Sports
Wright State By the Numbers: Will WSU Italy performances continue into season?--Wright State University Sports
ESPN3 adds Wright State-Cincinnati basketball game to lineup--Wright State University Sports
Wright State adds third men’s basketball walk-on to roster--Wright State University Sports
Previewing the Horizon League: Breaking down the league’s 142 players--Wright State University Sports
Wright State finishes men’s basketball schedule with Division III opponent--Wright State University Sports
Previewing the Horizon League: Last season’s statistical leaders--Wright State University Sports
Horizon League Focus: League teams will play 12 non-Division I opponents--Wright State University Sports
Basketball mini-packs now available--Fairborn Daily Herald
Wright State to Hold Open Tryouts--Date
ESPN's Sears BracketBusters Features Largest
Basketball Mini-Packs Now

Perspectives: Horizon League Content to Skip Conference Chaos--Horizon League Network
All 10 Horizon League Members Headed to Sears BracketBusters X--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Prospectus Now Available--Horizon League Network
Perspectives: Remembering Dave Gavitt--Horizon League Network

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