Monday, May 30, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/30/2011

Utah Jazz remain mum on selections for draft--Deseret News

Do the Jazz think Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams will be available at No. 3? Is Utah looking for a point guard to groom? Are any of this workout's attendees — Norris Cole, JaJuan Johnson, Dallas Lauderdale, Shelvin Mack, Markieff Morris or Jeremy Tyler — in the No. 12 range?

"No comment," O'Connor repeated.

Utah Jazz look at Butler's Shelvin Mack, others in workout--Deseret News

Men's basketball: Lefebvre to play key role for Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette

Thursday, May 26, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/26/2011

Mid-Major Coaches Taking the Extension: Pros and Cons--Every Month Should Be March
Value added in

Draft 2011: 1-on-1 with Matt
Draft 2011: 1-on-1 with Shelvin
Shelvin Mack Update - Minnesota

Norris Cole NBA Draft Interview at Chicago
DSS At NBA Draft Combine: Norris Cole Interview--The Dugout Sports Show
FINNAN: Mock Draft 2.0--The Morning Journal

30. Chicago - Norris Cole, Cleveland State, 6-2, 174, PG - Bulls can groom him as Derrick Rose’s backup

BUCKS BEAT: MU's Butler, UW's Leuer measure up--Journal Times

The lightest player was Norris Cole of Cleveland State at 174.4 pounds.

NBA: Buckeyes to try to boost draft stock--Columbus Dispatch

Lighty said he has been training in Atlanta for the past month with former Cleveland State player Norris Cole and under the supervision of former NBA player Sedric Toney.

2011 NBA Draft Combine: Day 2 Athletic Tests, Measurement Notes and Analysis--Bleacher Report

Norris Cole looked impressively quick in the shuttle and three-quarter court sprint. Came in at just a shade under 6’2”.

Cleveland State PG Norris Cole Generating Hype With Impressive Combine – Could He Become The Lakers Next Point Guard?--Laker Spotlight
Norris Cole on target to draft day surprise--Fox Sports Ohio
Norris Cole--Pro Basketball Draft
Cleveland State's Norris Cole among prospects working out for Pistons today--The Detroit Free Press
NBA notes: Cole works out for Pistons--Fox Sports Ohio
Cleveland State Just Missed the Tourney, but Returns All but One Special Player--Bleacher Report

Detroit To Join Nationally Ranked Teams In Baylor, Notre Dame, UCLA In Preseason

Top WBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #2 History of Green Bay

Top MBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #2 Kam Cerroni vs. Brian
Hutton: Homer Drew was too good to be true--The Post-Tribune

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/25/2011

APR Conference-by-Conference Breakdown--Ballin' is a Habit
There should be a Horizon League/MAC
DePaul hoops earns perfect academic score; Chicago State

Chris Petersen, Brad Stevens And The Great Man Theory Of Coaching--SB Nation Indiana
Mid-Major Morning Mashups: Minnesota Group Workouts Begin--Mid-Major Madness
2011 NBA Draft: Minnesota Workout List Undergoes Last Minute Change--Mid-Major Madness

Five Titans Teams Rate Perfect in 2009-10 in Latest APR
Men's Basketball Releases Elite Camp

Jim Whitesell and Porter Moser traded

Top WBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #5 Golden's Tough
Rivera and Quilling Selected to Attend NCAA Sports
Green Bay Recruit Earns Academic
Top WBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #4 Travel to
Top WBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #3 Phoenix Fans

Top MBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #5 Alec
Top MBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #4 Wardle's First
Top MBB Phoenix Flix Videos of 2010-11: #3 JUCO Transfers Making

Potential Replacements For Ed DeChellis--Black Shoe Diaries

Andy Katz of ESPN also has some interesting suggestions on his relatively long list. In addition to Chambers and Dunphy, Katz mentions some other current head coaches including Milwaukee's Rob Jeter, Drexel's Bruiser Flint, Marshall's Tom Herrion and Duquesne's Ron Everhart as potential candidates. He also names Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals as a possibility as well as former head coaches Dino Gaudio and Al Skinner.

Jeter took Milwaukee to the verge of the NCAA Tournament this past season. His Panthers fell to Butler in the Horizon League championship game to miss out on a bid. He hasn't earned a bid in his six years there, however, and has had some up and down seasons. Probably not a home run hire.

Nicholas Donation Again Creates Camp Scholarships For

Valparaiso Historical Bracket (Results Thread)--Region Sports Extra
Homer unabridged--Section EE

WSU student-athlete group hands out annual awards--Wright State University Sports

Thursday, May 19, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/19/2011

Updated Transfer List--Yard Barker

Nolan Dennis, 6-6, G, Soph., Baylor – DETROIT
Hayden Humes, 6-8, F, Fr., Toledo – ILLINOIS CHICAGO
Cully Payne, 6-1, G, Soph., Iowa – LOYOLA
Brandon Wood, 6-3, G, Jr., Valparaiso – MICHIGAN STATE

2011-12 Men’s Basketball: Non-Conference Schedule Analysis--Hammer and Rails

Ultimately, you want a schedule with some chest hair, and that is exactly what we have. There are plenty of solid teams on this slate that will prepare us for the Big Ten schedule. It is also challenging enough that we should have a good idea of our NCAA chances well before we play a Big Ten game. These are the wins that build our profile and provide that schedule strength needed for seeding. For example, our trip to Valparaiso last season ended up being a solid road win that bordered on the top 50 for most of the year.
Depending on the draw for the Puerto Rico Tournament, we could have as many as six wins over teams that could make the NCAA Tournament as an at large team. Xavier is a fixture in March and a solid road game. I like having at least one true road game against a potential NCAA team in the non-conference. Miami is definitely a team that can make the tournament if they figure things out in the ACC. Butler has played in the last two national title games and even though they lose a lot, they are still going to be a damn good team. It's almost not a neutral court game since we're playing them at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Chicago College Basketball Guide to

Ten things I can't wait to see in 2011-12--ESPN

5. Whither Butler?: The Bulldogs backed up an incredible 2010 march to the national title game by doing it again in 2011 -- defying both logic and historical precedent. It's one of the great feats in college basketball history.

But now what?

Butler has now lost two players to NBA draft early entry in two years, with Shelvin Mack following Gordon Hayward. Its most inspirational player, Matt Howard, has graduated. It's time for a new nucleus to form and see whether it can keep the program on an elite plane.

Having the brilliant Brad Stevens as coach certainly helps.

A corporate logo will soon grace the floor at Hinkle Fieldhouse--The Dagger
2011-2012 College Basketball Preseason Top 25--The Big Lead

20. Butler – Shelvin Mack’s loss to the NBA is a damaging one, but I’ll never leave a Brad Stevens-coached team out of the preseason Top 25 again.

2011 NBA Mock Draft 2.0--The Big Lead

26 Dallas Mavericks – Shelvin Mack, G, Butler

Butler lone NCAA finalist with top APR--ESPN
Butler Basketball – Shelvin Mack Goes Pro; Ronald Nored Talks About His Teammate, Matt Howard, and Next Season--Kent Sterling
Our Favorite Games of the 2011 Tournament--Every Month Should be March
Utah Jazz hoping this year they will get lucky--Deseret News

A team can leapfrog from 14th — where Houston has a 0.5 percent chance — to first, second or third. But teams cannot fall more than three places, and that would only happen if three teams behind them win the first three spots.

That burned the Jazz in 2005. However, last year Utah remained in the No. 9 spot with New York's pick, which the Jazz used to pick up Gordon Hayward.

Utah Jazz jump up to grab No. 3 pick in June 23 NBA draft--Deseret News

The Jazz had a lottery pick last year, and they selected Gordon Hayward with that No. 9 selection that came from the New York Knicks.

But this will be the highest the team has picked since O'Connor pulled off a trade with Portland to move up from sixth to third, where the Jazz grabbed Williams over Chris Paul in 2005.

Kragthorpe: 2011 lottery results ‘a true blessing’ for Jazz--Salt Lake Tribune

Kris Humphries, Williams and Ronnie Brewer have moved on, leaving only Gordon Hayward as a previous Jazz lottery pick. Jazz fans also have to sit and watch former first-rounders DeShawn Stevenson, Eric Maynor and Brewer compete in the conference finals this month.

Jazz get No. 3 pick in NBA Draft--Salt Lake Tribune

Now, the rebuilding Jazz hold the Nos. 3 and 12 picks in the draft, and have the opportunity to pair the selections with young stars Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors. O’Connor dealt Williams with an eye on the future. After rocketing from sixth to third and defying the odds, the GM can suddenly see it.

After getting lucky in lottery, Jazz try to not screw it up--Salt Lake Tribune

Six years later, the stakes have significantly changed for Utah. The Jazz are at a crossroads with no clear direction and no star to build around. Former lottery picks Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors provide hope, but both have much to prove before they approach All-Star consideration. Utah is front-loaded in the frontcourt, yet Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and Favors have no guarantee they will be starting together next season. Meanwhile, the Jazz lack consistent perimeter shooters, as point guard Devin Harris struggles to finish at the basket and is injury-prone, and weak team defense defined 2010-2011.
“Those guys usually come out and continue to compete because they have something to prove,” said Corbin, who references Hayward’s work ethic as an ideal.

“They have a chip on their shoulder, and they believe in themselves. And they don’t usually feel sorry for themselves and just say, ‘You’re holding me back,’ and they stop working. They want to prove they belong.”

Off-season Decisions for the Utah Jazz – Part 1 of 4--Salt City Hoops
Corporate Logo to Hit Hinkle Floor--Inside Indiana Business
The Stevens Way--The Indy Star
Butler men's basketball team honored for exceptional academic performance--The Indy Star
Butler team in top 10 percent in academics in Div. I--The Indy Star
Butler has top grad rate among Final Four teams--Sports Illustrated
Butler looking at another guard--Indy Star Butler Insider
Four Butler Teams Receive National APR

2011 NBA Draft: Kings Interview Kawhi Leonard, Norris Cole--Mid-Major Madness

UIC signs junior-college All-American PG--Daily Herald
Gary Talton Joins UIC Basketball
Athletics Golf Outing Just Three Weeks Away, Space Still

Loyola Men's Basketball Announces Summer Camp

Flying with the Phoenix: Meet Terry

Morning Five: 05.17.11 Edition--Rush The Court

2. Later today Valparaiso is expected to name Bryce Drew as the successor to his father Homer Drew as the next coach of the program that he helped make famous. This is not the first time that Homer has stepped aside to let his son take over the program. In 2002, Homer stepped aside to let Scott Drew take over as coach at VU, but he stayed there just one year before leaving to take over at Baylor following the Dave Bliss era. Homer stepped back into his previous position where he has remained despite failing to make the NCAA Tournament for the past seven seasons. Bryce has served as an assistant at the school since 2005, but is best known for his miraculous shot against Mississippi in the 1st round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament and leading them to the school to its only Sweet 16 appearance.

Homer Drew to retire, hand Valpo program to son Bryce--Sporting News
Bryce Drew keeps family tradition alive at Valpo--Eye On College Basketball
Bryce Drew To Replace Father Homer Drew At Valparaiso--Mid-Major Madness
Bryce Drew succeeds Homer at Valpo--ESPN
We’ll see if Bryce Drew more than an ubiquitous highlight--Beyond The Arc
Season leftovers: Valparaiso inbounds play--The Mikan Drill
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo on transfer Brandon Wood: 'He's going to help us a lot'--The Detroit Free Press
Homer Drew to retire at Valpo; Bryce will take over--The Post-Tribune
This son also rises--The Post-Tribune
Drew’s rivals react to his retirement--The Post-Tribune
Still no plans for Baylor-Valpo showdown--The Post-Tribune
Homer Drew passes the torch to his son, Bryce--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Homer Drew retiring, Bryce Drew taking over--Off The Mark
VU coach Homer Drew to announce retirement; his son Bryce to take over--The NWI Times
Bryce Drew has new challenge to conquer--The NWI Times
PAUL OREN: Drew's legacy goes beyond the basketball court--The NWI Times
Homer Drew hands VU coaching reins to son Bryce--The NWI Times
PAUL OREN: The time is now for Bryce Drew--The NWI Times
Incoming recruits are all on board with the coaching change for next season--The NWI Times
Longtime coach Homer Drew will remain with university as associate athletic director--The NWI Times
Former Valpo star Bryce Drew takes over for father to become program's 21st coach--The NWI Times
Homer Drew to retire, Bryce taking over--Region Sports Extra
The newest Crusader: Will Bogan--Section EE
Homer's Legacy--Section EE
Passing the torch (full post)--Section EE
Valparaiso Crusaders: Homer Drew to Retire, Bryce Drew to Take over--Bleacher Report
Passing the torch--Valpo Fan Zone
Dr. Homer Drew Steps Down as Valpo Men's Basketball
Bryce Drew Hired as Valparaiso Men's Basketball Head
Media Coverage of Bryce Drew's

Horizon League trends younger in coaching hires--Dayton Daily News
Reports: Bryce Drew to replace father Homer as Valparaiso basketball coach--Wright State University Sports
Horizon League gains fifth 30-something coach with new Valparaiso hire--Wright State University Sports

Bradbury excited about ‘very athletic group’ next season--The Guardian

Former Coach Dom Rosselli Selected For Induction Into Ohio Basketball Hall of

Bryce Drew Hired as Valparaiso's 21st Head Coach; Homer Drew Steps Down--Horizon League Network
20 Horizon League Teams Honored in NCAA APR--Horizon League Network
Perspectives: Torch Passed at Valparaiso--Horizon League Network

Saturday, May 14, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/14/2011

Updating the NBA Entry List and Honoring a Maryland Legend--Hoopville

Here’s a quick recap of all the major NBA decisions from the past week. The NCAA’s deadline for early entrants to remain eligible required players to decide by May 8 if they wanted to remain in the NBA Draft or return to school.
Remaining in the draft:
* Butler’s Shelvin Mack
Speaking of Izzo, the Spartans’ coach might be getting some much-needed backcourt help in Valparaiso transfer Brandon Wood, according to the Associated Press.. The Horizon League’s No. 3 scorer is transferring to Michigan State after completing his undergraduate degree. Because of NCAA rules for graduate transfers, Wood might be eligible to play immediately for a team losing Kalin Lucas to graduation.

Early Entry Winners & Losers--Rush The Court

Butler. The transition for Brad Stevens was already going to be tough with the losses of national runner-up starters Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant, but the early entry departure of star Shelvin Mack ensures that Butler will necessarily drop back a couple of steps. Nothing would surprise us with the ability of Brad Stevens to get the most from his talent, but Mack’s decision means the most successful group in Bulldog history has now moved on. Next generation stars such as Andrew Smith, Khyle Marshall and Roosevelt Jones have some gargantuan shoes to fill in Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Maryland Coaching Search: Brad Stevens Surprises No One, Turns Down Maryland; Brey Next Up?--Testudo Times
Mack’s going pro, so where does that leave Butler--Beyond The Arc
Deadline Decisions: Who were the losers?--Ballin' is a Habit

Butler: Its tough to say anything negative about Butler in this situation. Shelvin Mack was instrumental in getting the Bulldogs into back to back national title games. Keeping him around for three seasons is a win in this day and age. That said, losing him for next season will hurt. Matt Howard, Shawn Vanzant, and Zack Hahn are also gone, which means that the Bulldogs will be left with a lot of young players. It will be interesting to see how guys like Chase Stigall and Chrishawn Hopkins develop in the back court. If Khyle Marshall lives up to his potential next season, Butler should once again compete for the Horizon league title.

Source: Butler's Shelvin Mack Staying in Draft--Yard Barker
Mid-Major Morning Mashups: NBA Draft Early Entry Deadline Edition--Mid-Major Madness
Hinkle Fieldhouse Court To Feature Corporate Logos--Mid-Major Madness
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Gordon Hayward can’t afford movers--Ball Don't Lie
Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors named to second-team All-Rookie squad--Deseret News

The league's coaches honored forward Derrick Favors with a spot on the NBA's All-Rookie second team. And while he didn't make either the first or second squad, Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward received the 14th-most votes among first-year players.
The 21-year-old Hayward played particularly well late in the season. The 6-8 guard was especially impressive in a 22-point outing in a road win against the Los Angeles Lakers and a year-ending 34-point explosion in a victory over Denver.

Hayward, the No. 9 pick from Butler, averaged 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He also shot a team-best 47.3 percent (35-74) from 3-point territory.

Utah Jazz’s Derrick Favors earns NBA All-Rookie honors--Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz forward Derrick Favors was named Wednesday to the 2010-11 NBA All-Rookie second team, receiving 18 points and one first-team recommendation. Utah forward Gordon Hayward received seven points but was not selected to either team. Voting was conducted by all 30 league coaches.
Hayward was the No. 9 pick in the 2010 draft. The 21-year-old from Butler averaged 5.4 points, 2 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 47.3 percent behind the 3-point line during 72 games (17 starts).

While the Jazz fell apart during the final three months of the season, the rookie’s confidence soared and his overall game significantly improved. Hayward averaged 17.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in his last five contests, shooting 62.7 percent from the field and 56.3 percent beyond the arc. He scored a season-high 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting and knocked down five of six 3s on April 13 during a home win against Denver that marked Utah’s season finale.

Jazz: In face of uncertain future, Kirilenko at peace--Salt Lake Tribune

Utah center Mehmet Okur has returned to Turkey and continues to make progress during his rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the Jazz’s Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors have started offseason workouts.

Butler's Shelvin Mack heads off to the pros--The Indy Star
Butler confirms hiring ex-IU guard as assistant coach--The Indy Star
Mack leaves Butler with no regrets--The Indy Star
Dawgs’ extreme makeover--Indy Star Butler Insider
Of Mack, Lewis, Hinkle and recruiting--Indy Star Butler Insider
Howard as NBA prospect--Indy Star Butler Insider
NBA future: Mack declares for draft--Victory Firelight
Mack to stay in NBA draft--Butler Collegian
PHOTO GALLERY | Shelvin Mack announces he will stay in NBA Draft--Butler Collegian
Shelvin Mack To Remain In NBA
Michael Lewis Joins Butler Basketball

Mulroy Promoted To Full Time Assistant

Hayden Humes transferring to UIC from Toledo; Will sit out
Howard Moore moving and shaking at UIC--Daily Herald
Hayden Humes Transfers to UIC From

Fordham set to christen Loyola's Norville
Loyola’s Alumni Gym was site of world records, hoop dreams--The Chicago Sun-Times

UWGB men's basketball: Schott's legacy started at Green Bay West--Green Bay Press Gazette
Basketball: UWGB Hall of Famer Schott dies--Green Bay Press Gazette
Alumni Update: Boyer Named Girls' Basketball Coach at Notre Dame
Flying with the Phoenix: Brown Adding to His

Tetschlag to Speak at Commencement

Men’s basketball recruit--UWM Post
Basketball Overseas Updates--Panther Blog Zone
2010-11 Season In Review: Panthers Hit Top Of

Edwards Named All-League Second Team in Switzerland--Panther Blog Zone

Mississippi transfer Bogan joins Crusaders--The Post-Tribune
Butler's Mack leaves early; who's the Horizon Preseason Player of the Year?--Off The Mark
Ole Miss guard transfers to Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Humes to transfer to UIC--Region Sports Extra
Valpo Recruiting News — When a story breaks, and when it doesn’t--Region Sports Extra
My new favorite Dino--Section EE
Should Valpo fans be upset with Brandon Wood?--Section EE

WSU gets in early recruiting standout Indiana freshman--Dayton Daily News
Early NBA entrants could learn from Butler coach--Dayton Daily News

WSU women’s basketball has lofty goals for recruits--Dayton Daily News
WSU women’s basketball adds three newcomers to increase total to 10--Wright State University Sports
Women's Basketball Adds Three to

Men's Basketball Coaches to Hold Four Summer

Women’s Basketball Program to Hold Annual Golf Outing on Aug.

Shelvin Mack to Remain in NBA Draft--Horizon League Network

Sunday, May 8, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/8/2011

Introduction and Q&A with Micah Shrewsberry--Boiled Sports
Source: Butler's Shelvin Mack Staying in Draft--Yard Barker
Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft--Parrish: The Thoughts
Butler's Shelvin Mack to stay in NBA draft--The Indy Star
Mack leaving for NBA--Indy Star Butler Insider

Ex-Piston Earl Cureton follows mom's advice, gets degree 30 years after leaving Detroit Mercy--The Detroit Free Press

Men's Basketball gains one, loses one--Loyola Phoenix

Head Coach Matt Bollant wins Coach of Year--UWGB Fourth Estate
Student-Athlete’s of the Week: Eight Academic All-League--UWGB Fourth Estate

Senior Salute - a Day to Give Appreciation and Celebrate--Milwaukee Panther Tracks

Valpo Star Brandon Wood Will Transfer To Michigan State--Mid-Major Madness
It’s official: Wood leaves Valpo for Michigan State--The Post-Tribune
It's official: Wood leaving for Michigan State--Off The Mark
Looking ahead to next year for Valparaiso--Off The Mark
Valparaiso's Wood to transfer to Michigan State--The NWI Times
VU's Wood will transfer to Michigan State--The NWI Times
Wood decides to transfer to Michigan State--The NWI Times
Brandon Wood to Michigan State--Region Sports Extra
MSU’s Tom Izzo weighs in on Brandon Wood--Region Sports Extra
Wood to MSU--Section EE
Wood Earns Bachelor’s Degree From Valpo; Will Transfer to Michigan

One fan tries ‘anything’ to get UD, WSU to play--Dayton Daily News
Raiders coach likes guard’s speed, leadership--Dayton Daily News
WSU’s Hopkins values new role--Dayton Daily News
Sports always have been big part of Hopkins’ life--Dayton Daily News
In another unusual Horizon League story, all-league guard to transfer to Michigan State--Wright State University Sports
Raiders Sign Point

Friday, May 6, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/6/2011

Draft decisions coming down to the wire--Andy Katz Blog

From what I can gather, NBA decision-makers expect the following players to return to school, regardless of what occurs the rest of this week or over the weekend:

Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech
Laurence Bowers, Missouri
Kim English, Missouri
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh
Jeremy Green, Stanford
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Terrence Jennings, Louisville*
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Reggie Johnson, Miami
Kevin Jones, West Virginia
DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky
David Loubeau, Texas A&M
Darius Morris, Michigan
Carleton Scott, Notre Dame
John Shurna, Northwestern
Hollis Thompson, Georgetown
Brandon Wood, Valparaiso**
*announced shortly after this was posted that he will sign with an agent and remain in the draft
**expected to graduate and then transfer as a graduate student, possibly to Michigan State
On Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Tech announced that Iman Shumpert would remain in the draft. He was one of the players whose decision was considered a bit of a mystery heading into these final few days. Here are the others:

Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State
Scotty Hopson, Tennessee
Cory Joseph, Texas
Shelvin Mack, Butler
Cameron Moore, UAB
Ralph Sampson III, Minnesota
The biggest loss in this group would be Mack. Butler surely can't repeat consecutive national title game appearances without him or the graduated Matt Howard. Mack came in with Ronald Nored. The two are teammates, roommates and good friends -- and they no doubt wouldn't mind exiting together. Mack is likely a second-round pick this season in a guard-heavy draft but could possibly move up to first-round status in 2012 if he were to return. The possibility of a lockout and not playing until the winter will weigh on him as well. Of this group, Mack has the toughest call to make.

Goodbye, thank you, and good
Picking up where John left
UIC and Loyola working together for 'Weekend in Chicago'

Michigan Preps Podcast with CHD and Geoff
Shrewsberry felt move was necessary--ESPN
Butler's Howard to receive Sutton Award--Tulsa World
Butler's Howard wins dubious award--Eye On College Basketball
High school basketball: Okemos star accepts offer from Butler--Lansing State Journal
Utah Jazz management has some tough decisions to make on Free agents--Deseret News

Among the pressing issues:

Is Raja Bell, C.J. Miles or Gordon Hayward the answer at starting shooting guard?

Joe Sexson, 77, dies; was a Purdue player, assistant coach--Boiler Station
Matt Howard branches out in social media--ESPN
Sexson left quite a legacy at Purdue, Butler--The Indy Star
Butler's Hahn joining Ben Davis staff--The Indy Star
Lewis’ addition keeps Butler staff strong; all assistants are from Indiana--The Indy Star
Butler fills basketball coaching staff with former IU guard Michael Lewis--The Indy Star
Former IU guard Lewis joins Butler staff--The Indy Star
Mack remains undecided--Indy Star Butler Insider
Oddity of new assistant coach--Indy Star Butler Insider
Victory Firelight: Not dead.--Victory Firelight
Matt Howard Named Sutton Award

Women's Hoops Alums Named To 2011 Silver Anniversary

Vikings Announce Award Winners at Team

Women’s Basketball Adds Highly Touted Post Player Brie

Robinson named assistant at UIC--The Hoosier Scoop
Scott VanderMeer leads class of Chicago alums in the
Stew Robinson Named Assistant Men's Basketball

Loyola assistant Lewis leaves for Butler job--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola loses assistant to Butler--Daily Herald
Basketball signs another--Loyola Phoenix
Michael Lewis Resigns From Post As Assistant Men's Basketball Coach At

Women's Basketball Announces Summer Camp

State of Wisconsin Representatives Acknowledge Women's Basketball
Girls' Basketball Summer Camp Spots Still

Harris commits to UWM--UWM Post

Panthers Coaching Clinic Moved To The
Panthers Hand Out Post-Season Awards At Annual

MSU men's basketball: Valpo guard spends day at MSU--Lansing State Journal
Big-time schools seek help from Valpo transfer--Eye On College Basketball
Michigan State may add impact transfer from
Valparaiso’s Wood visits Michigan State--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Brandon Wood visits Michigan State--Off The Mark
Wood recevies offer from Michigan State--Region Sports Extra
Brandon Wood Update 2.0--Section EE

Crusaders add two guards, lose sophomore Gick to complete 2011-12 roster--The NWI Times
Women’s Basketball Adds Two

Raiders land a point guard--Dayton Daily News
After visiting WSU, senior point guard checks out Buffalo--Wright State University Sports
WSU president elected to highest NCAA Division I governing board--Wright State University Sports
WSU fills final scholarship with commitment from Charlotte point guard--Wright State University Sports
In 385 days, WSU coach transforms roster with 10 additions--Wright State University Sports
Is 5-foot-8 too short to be productive? The debate is on about Reggie Arceneaux--Wright State University Sports
Former WSU forward hoping to play with Athletes in Action team in Israel--Wright State University Sports
The strange case of new Butler coach’s quick Horizon League turnaround--Wright State University Sports

Women's Basketball Staff Sits Down for Group

Matt Howard Named Sutton Award Winner--Horizon League Network