Monday, September 17, 2012

News On The Horizon 9/16/2012

Basketball: NBA on hold for Jackson--New Zealand Herald
Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast Set For Halloween
Men's college basketball fans can get a jump start on the upcoming season by spending Halloween morning with head coaches Rob Senderoff of Kent State, Keith Dambrot of the University of Akron, Gary Waters of Cleveland State and Jerry Slocum of Youngstown State at the first Coaches vs. Cancer of Northeast Ohio 2012 Tip-Off Breakfast.

Preseason NIT brackets released. Who’s getting upset?--CollegeBasketballTalk

And there is a real chance that at least one of those four teams loses in the first two rounds. How?:

- Michigan: The Wolverines may be one of the top teams in the country heading into next season, but Cleveland State will be a tough matchup for them in the second round. The Vikings lost some key players to graduation last season, but they bring back quite a bit of young talent — including potential star Anton Grady — and athleticism, which, when combined with their full-court pressure, could be enough to get Michigan out of a rhythm.

Which of the top seeds will make Madison Square Garden in the preseason NIT?--Run The Floor

Here are the roads for the top four seeds.

No. 1 - Michigan. They'll tune up with a win over IUPUI, who lost three starters off a team that went 12-18 against Division I opponents. Then they'll get the winner of Cleveland State vs Bowling Green. Last year, Cleveland State would have given Michigan a run, but now they've graduated three starters who all took more than 23% of the shots when they were on the floor. In the early season, Cleveland State will still be searching for an identity.

We Have Brackets! NIT Season Tip-Off Field Set--Mid-Major Madness

Of the other mid-majors in the field, it is unlikely that any will advance to MSG. Delaware should get by Penn, but taking down Virginia will be difficult. And Cleveland State will likely run into Michigan in the second round.

Athletes' tweets under the microscope--The Cauldron
Cleveland State to face BGSU in NIT Season Tip-Off--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Selected to Play in NIT Season

Temple and Syracuse highlight finalized field for Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden--CollegeBasketballTalk

Joining Temple and Syracuse will be Alcorn State, Canisius, and an NCAA tournament participant from last season, Detroit.
Dec. 17: Detroit at Syracuse
Dec. 27: Detroit at Temple
Dec. 29: Canisius at Detroit
Detroit returns former McDonald’s All-American guard Ray McCallum, Jr., from a team that finished 22-14 and lost to Kansas in the Round of 64 of the NCAA tournament.

Detroit Mercy basketball to take on Syracuse, Temple in Gotham Classic--The Detroit Free Press
Titan Legend - Rashad Phillips '
UDM Athletics Inks Agreement with PMI College to Sell
Titans Mourn the loss of former standout Doug Chappell '
Men's Basketball Legends & Traditions Weekend set for Sept. 21-22
Smith and McCallum Speak at Hudsonville Leadership
Titans to Play in Gotham

Kelley Wesp Named Graduate Assistant

UIC Men's Basketball Adds UCF Transfer Josh

Loyola’s very own Globetrotters: Men’s basketball team and staff take a two-week tour of Italy (Part 2 of 2)--Loyola Phoenix
Getting To Know The Newcomers: Kody
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Men's basketball: UWGB completes schedule; early road test awaits--Green Bay Press Gazette
Wardle Releases Demanding 2012-13 Men's Basketball

Borseth to Compete for Title of Mr.

It’s Our Time!--Beyond the ARC

YSU Releases 2012-13 Women's Basketball

Horizon League Announces New Social Media Fan Engagement Program with Lodestone Sports--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State Selected to Play in NIT Season Tip-Off--Horizon League Network

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