Sunday, October 9, 2011

News On The Horizon 10/9/2011

Horizon Men's Basketball Preseason All Conference Teams--Mid-Major Madness
High Major Men's Basketball Preseason All American Teams--College Sports Madness

Around Hinkle--Bark of Hinkle
2011 Horizon League Preview: Cleveland State--Bark of Hinkle
Live Chat Wednesday: Terry

The strongest 'staches in college basketball--Eye On College Basketball

Gary Waters, Cleveland State.

Gary Waters not only has a nice caterpillar, that Michael Strahan gap-toothed look really draws attention to the whole area surrounding his mustache. And we commend Waters for having such a distinct look, for having his teeth share the spotlight with his lip-tickler.

Waters' team got off to a 15-1 start last year, but it fell to Butler in the Horizon League tournament finals, clipping it off an NCAA tournament berth. Cleveland State lost in the second round of the NIT to College of Charleston. Waters' 'stache lives on.

Cleveland State to try promotions, packages to fill seats for men's basketball games--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Midnight Madness at Cleveland State on Oct.

Wooden Award Watch List Breakdown--Rush The Court

Biggest Stretch: Ray McCallum, Detroit. I’m not biased against including mid and low-major stars on this list at all. Andrew Nicholson is 100% deserving. Michael Glover is a worthy addition. It would have been a crime if Orlando Johnson wasn’t included. The difference between those players and McCallum is substance as opposed to potential. McCallum was a heralded recruit who entered the public consciousness by choosing to play for his dad in the Horizon League over joining powerhouses like UCLA and Arizona. He should absolutely be commended for that decision and there are certainly facets of McCallum’s repertoire – outstanding free throw and assist rates, strong perimeter defense – that deserve applause. Unlike Nicholson, Glover, Johnson and others on the Wooden list, though, McCallum’s statistical profile is underwhelming. Despite playing over 33 MPG in a mid-major conference, he averaged just 13.5 PPG and shot 31% from three. On the assorted occasions I saw the Titans play, McCallum failed to stand out. His ceiling is high enough where he could explode as a sophomore. I just want to see that potential exhibited consistently on the court before such an esteemed inclusion is bestowed.

Morning Five: 10.05.11 Edition--Rush The Court

Western Michigan sophomore forward and Fab Five progeny, Juwan Howard, Jr., is transferring back to his hometown of Detroit to play at Detroit Mercy for his remaining three seasons of eligibility. Howard had a very successful freshman campaign at WMU in 2010-11, averaging 9/4 off the bench in just over 23 minutes per contest, and he will be eligible in 2012-13 at his new school. If Ray McCallum, Jr., is still playing for his father next year, a team that was already on the rise looks even better with Howard and McCallum in the lineup.

Some unhappy with Detroit's talent infusion--ESPN
10 thoughts on the preseason Wooden Award watch list--Searching for Billy Edelin
Juwan Howard Jr.'s Transition From The MAC Is Complete--Hustle Belt
Juwan Howard Jr. leaves WMU for Detroit Mercy--The Detroit Free Press
McCallum Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top
Pair of Transfers Added to Detroit
Open Men's Basketball Tryouts Oct.

Detroit Spends An Afternoon Volunteering With

UIC Women's Basketball Hosts Free Coaching Clinic on Oct.
Women's Basketball Holds First Official Practice of the
The 2011-12 Women's Basketball

Loyola Midnight Madness Set For October

High-Major Women's Basketball Preseason All American Teams--College Sports Madness
Coaches Clinic Set for Saturday, Oct.
Green Bay Women's Basketball Officially Opens

Episode 2 of Four Chi Guys Focuses on

Preview: Panthers women’s basketball--UWM Post

Hear me now: Move Panther Madness--PantherU
Plenty Of Ticket Options Available For Panther Fans In
October Events Help Tipoff Basketball

Spartan Basketball Profile: Brandon
Former Crusader Howard Invited to Pan Am Games Training

Wooden watch list includes OSU stars; A-10 and Horizon represented too--Dayton Daily News
Previewing the Horizon League: 13 double-digit scorers return--Wright State University Sports
Wright State By the Numbers: Raiders among country’s least-experienced teams--Wright State University Sports
Previewing the Horizon League: Percentage of returning scoring--Wright State University Sports
Wright State sets men’s basketball exhibition game--Wright State University Sports
Previewing the Horizon League: Green Bay claims 3 of top 10 returning rebounders--Wright State University Sports
Previewing the Horizon League: Percentage of returning team rebounding--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Ohio State--Wright State University Sports

WSU versatile athlete Sandifer returns to basketball--Dayton Daily News
Wright State’s Week: Women’s basketball practices begin--Wright State University Sports
Raider Connection Q&A: Shaunda Sandifer, Wright State basketball player (and former volleyball star)--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Kenyon--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Jackson State--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU opponents: Florida--Wright State University Sports
Previewing WSU opponents: North Florida--Wright State University Sports
Wright State By the Numbers: Horizon League vs. MAC will happen 23 times--Wright State University Sports
Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast
Howloween Hoopla Set for October
Preseason Luncheon Set for November

Women's Basketball Starts Fall Practice

Ray McCallum Named to Preseason Wooden Top 50 List--Horizon League Network
Horizon League Signs Sport Graphics as Official Graphics Provider--Horizon League Network

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