Thursday, November 29, 2012

News On The Horizon 11/29/2012

Picking an All-Chicago team--Run The Floor
Week 3 Power Rankings: Report Cards--Horizon League Hoops
Youngstown State and luck--Horizon League Hoops
WAC numbers game update: UTPA on Line 1?--Mile High Mids
And if New Mexico State leaves? Or if UTPA, Chicago State or NJIT says no — perhaps they have a better offer from, say, the Southland or SWAC in UTPA’s case, or the Summit or Horizon in Chicago State’s case, or, hell, the Big East in NJIT’s case (okay, I’m kidding there…I think).

Anton Grady’s knee could mean big trouble for Cleveland State--Horizon League Hoops
Cleveland State tops Ball State, improves to 5-2--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Despite Injuries to Two Key Players, Vikings Continue Winning Ways--The Cleveland Leader
Vikings drop the ball against Colonials--The Cauldron
Grady Out Of Ball State Game With Knee Injury--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State (4-2) Takes On Ball State (2-2)--Vikings Ball
On this day 10 years ago - Nov 27, 2002--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State Gets 69-63 Win Over Ball State--Vikings Ball
On this day 2 years ago - Nov 29, 2010--Vikings Ball
Vikings Back in Action at Ball
Vikings Win at Ball State Behind Forbes' Career-High 18

Vikings Return Home To Host
Strong Second Half Leads CSU To 68-57 Victory Over

Bowling Green 70, Detroit Mercy 65: Titans drop road game--The Detroit Free Press
On this day 13 years ago - Nov 27, 1999--Titans Update
Bowling Green Too Much for Detroit, 70-65--Titans Update
Titans Continue Road Swing Tonight at
Titans Fall 70-65 at Bowling Green
Titans Conclude Road Trip at Pittsburgh on
Star Wars Night Set for Dec. 5 at Calihan Hall vs.

Game #6: Detroit Looks To Get Back On Track Against Western
Titans Throttle Western Michigan,

UIC knocks off NIU, improves to 5-1--The Chicago Tribune
Talton, Crittle honored by Horizon League--Whoosh!Net
Humes ignites streaking Flames--Whoosh!Net
UIC Over Northern Illinois, 58-46--Flame Fanatic
On this day 6 years ago - Nov 28, 2006--Flame Fanatic
Flames Grind Out Fourth-Straight Win, 58-46 at
Talton Selected as Student-Athlete of the
Saturday's Northwestern Game to Air on Comcast SportsNet, ESPN

Loyola wins fourth straight--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola squeaks by Tennessee Tech 81-78--Daily Herald
Updated: Loyola (Chicago) (4-2) vs. Tennessee Tech (3-1)--LU Wolf Ball
On this day 2 years ago - Nov 27, 2010--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Escapes Tennessee Tech, 81-78--LU Wolf Ball
On this day 11 years ago - Nov 29, 2001--LU Wolf Ball
Men's Basketball Blog #6: Joe
Loyola Returns Home, Faces Tennessee Tech
Ramblers Hang On For 81-78 Victory Over Tennessee

Women's Basketball Blog #2: Gabby
Loyola Heads To DeKalb To Take On Northern

3 teams that could lose every game they play--Run The Floor
1. Maryland Eastern Shore (0-6)
Pomeroy chance of winless record: 1.9%

You wouldn't know it by their mascot, but the Fighting Hawks have posted just one winning season since 1974. They haven't been relevant in the MEAC race in a very long time, and fifth-year head coach Frankie Allen is certainly on the hot seat. They're my darkhose selection to run the table this season.

UMES is trying to replace three of their most efficient starters, and brought in a pair of D-I transfers in Kyree Jones (Northern Illinois) and Troy Snyder (Green Bay) to help, but so far nothing is working. The Hawks (can I call them that?) are scoring 0.82 ppp and allowing 1.065 ppp and have already managed to lose to a pair of really bads team in Arkansas-Pine Bluff, a team ranked 339th by Pomeroy, by 10 points, and Houston Baptist, ranked 325th, by 15 points.

UMES gets my nod, because they don't have nearly the number of chances that Grambling does to squeak out a win. The Hawks are slated to face no non-D-I teams, but will get their best shot at wins when they face Coppin State (twice), Howard, Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T. Pomeroy doesn't favor UMES in any of those matchups.
UWGB game at Virginia to be televised--UWGB Hoops Blog
Phoenix men blow past NDSU Bison--UWGB Fourth Estate
On this day 7 years ago - Nov 29, 2005--Phoenix Fever
Saturday's Game at Virginia to Be Televised by FS
NOTEBOOK: Balance, Unselfishness Helped Post Win Over

Women's basketball: UWGB's Eichler wins Horizon League weekly award for first time--Green Bay Press Gazette
Seniors leading Green Bay through season--UWGB Hoops Blog
Green Bay Returns Home to Face UIndy on

UWM sees Gulley return to practice--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gulley could return Saturday--PantherU
Panthers Head To Northern Iowa For Saturday
Video: Gulley Moves Closer To Return For

Postgame Report: San Juan Shootout--Panther Blog Zone
Milwaukee Women Remain On Road To Close Out
Video: Previewing The Upcoming Road Trip With Coach

On this day 3 years ago - Nov 27, 2009--Valpo Daily

Crusaders Fall in Road Test at Western

Defense carrying Raiders through 6 games--Dayton Daily News
WSU's Dixon feeling more comfortable on offense--Dayton Daily News
Ex-WSU star Edwards provides heart--Dayton Daily News
New pep band director aims to improve atmosphere during athletic events--The Guardian
Men’s basketball drops two games in Utah tournament--The Guardian
Former Raider hoops player Drew Burleson enjoying new challenge--The Guardian

No. 23 Dayton women top Wright State
Raiders set to face 23rd-ranked Flyers--Dayton Daily News
Dayton pulls away from Wright State--Dayton Daily News
Dayton Flyers beat Lady Raiders
Women Drop 95-73 Decision to #23/22

Eargle’s 226 rejections are a Youngstown State men’s basketball record--Youngstown Vindicator
Kent ready for challenge at YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU falls in overtime to Kent State--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Updated: Youngstown State (3-3) Battles Kent State (4-2)--Guin Report
Kent State Beats Youngstown State in Overtime, 85-78--Guin Report
Kent State nips Penguins in OT--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Hosts Kent State Wednesday
Penguins Drop Back-And-Forth Battle With Kent State,

YSU women stay perfect with blowout--Youngstown Vindicator
NKU Steals 66-64 Win from YSU in Final
Penguins Return Home, Look to Rebound vs. Stony

UIC Improves to 5-1 with Road Win--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State, Loyola Come Away with Gritty Wednesday Victories--Horizon League Network

Cleveland State and Detroit Victorious on Wednesday Night--Horizon League Network

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News On The Horizon 11/26/2012

Week 3 Horizon League power poll released--Horizon League Hoops

Week 3 tempo-free rankings
--Horizon League Hoops

Who's the man? It's been everyone for Heat this season--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Later on that six-game trip, it was Norris Cole stepping up with a decisive 3-pointer off a James assist with the Heat down 92-91 with 51.4 seconds left in a victory in Denver.
Because Allen made a pair of 3-pointers off James' late passes, and because Cole made his, this time there weren't questions about James deferring.

Detroit (2-2) and Bowling Green (2-3) Square Off--Titans Update
Detroit Titans 2-2 Following Losses to St. John's and Miami--Bleacher Report
Titans Begin Road Trip Falling at Miami,
Titans Continue Road Swing with Trip to

Preview: UIC at Northern Illinois--The Chicago Tribune
Hot Flames win 3rd straight--Whoosh!Net
On this day 9 years ago - Nov 25, 2003--Flame Fanatic
UIC (4-1) and Northern Illinois (1-3) Face Off--Flame Fanatic
Gary Talton, Josh Crittle Receive Weekly Horizon League
Flames Embark on First Road Test at Northern Illinois Tuesday

Story Named Horizon League Newcomer of the
On this day 10 years ago - Nov 25, 2002--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola To Host Annual Misericordia Day December

Loyola Tumbles At Northwestern,

Eichler Earns Player of the Week

Panthers can't outrun Broncs--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Something's gotta give--PantherU
Milwaukee Loses To Rider, 74-60--UWM Update
Mexic...ohhhh Noooo...--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Postgame Report - Hoops For Hope Classic--Panther Blog Zone
Efficient Rider Effort Sends Panthers To

Panthers enjoy some island fun--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Uses Strong Finish To Knock Off Eastern
Milwaukee Welcomes Pair During Early Signing

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Bath Planet, Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Video: Alec Peters Talks Career High, Valpo--Chicago Hoops
Valparaiso almost complete--Inside VU Sports
Broekhoff Named HL co-Player of the

Women’s basketball: VU heads to Western Illinois--The Post-Tribune
Valpo WBB Road Trip Continues at Western

The New Nostalgia--The Mid-Majority
Wright State’s next opponent, Morehead, has busy week ahead--Wright State University Sports

Women Fall at #16/17 Ohio

WGH graduate Eargle sets standard at YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU to answer questions on Wednesday--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

YSU women stay perfect with blowout--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU women go to 4-0--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Strong Second Half Sends Penguins to 20-Point Win over
Brown Named Horizon League Player of the Week by
YSU Heads to NKU for Norse’s First D-1 Home

Milwaukee Closes Weekend with Loss in Puerto Vallarta--Horizon League Network
Valpo's Broekhoff, UIC's Talton, Crittle Collect Weekly Honors--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Notebook (Nov. 26)--Horizon League Network

Milwaukee and Youngstown State Win on Sunday--Horizon League Network
GB's Eichler Named Player of the Week, UIC's Story Earns Newcomer Nod--Horizon League Network

Sunday, November 25, 2012

News On The Horizon 11/25/2012

Vikings Fall To Santa Clara,

College basketball roundup: Detroit Mercy loses to Miami (Fla.); CMU, EMU both win--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit Falls To Miami (FL), 77-62--Titans Update
Titans Begin Road Trip Falling at Miami,

UDM Drops Nailbiter To South Alabama,

UIC wins third straight game--The Chicago Tribune
UIC Gets the Win Over Southeast Missouri State, 56-45--Flame Fanatic
Flames Win Third-Straight, 56-45 over Southeast

Loyola heats up to hold off NIU 53-46--The Chicago Tribune
On this day 11 years ago - Nov 24, 2001--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Beats Northern Illinois, 53-46--LU Wolf Ball
Gritty Defensive Effort Gets Loyola By Northern Illinois,

Loyola Makes Short Trip To Northwestern For Sunday

Men's basketball: 3-pointers help UWGB break 3-game losing streak--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Gets Win Over North Dakota State, 74-59--Phoenix Fever
Balanced Attack Propels Phoenix to Wire-to-Wire

UWGB women dominate Richmond in tournament finale--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix Closes Cancun Challenge with Dominant Win over

Cold-shooting Panthers fall--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Beaten By Jacksonville, 71-66--UWM Update
Hoops For Hope Classic - Sunday Updates--Panther Blog Zone
Comeback Falls Short As Panthers Fall To

Panthers sloppy in loss to Jacksonville--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Hang Tough Against Georgia Tech In
Video: Catching Up With Coach Rechlicz At The San Juan

Men’s basketball: Ryan Broekhoff sparks Valparaiso to win over Bethune-Cookman--The Post-Tribune
Broekhoff scores career-high to lead Crusaders--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Picks Up Win Over Bethune-Cookman, 77-64--Valpo Daily
Broekhoff Career High Spurs Crusaders to Saturday

Wright State falls to Utah 66-54--Wright State University Sports
Wright State Tripped Up By Utah, 66-54--Rowdy Review
Men Drop 66-54 Decision at

Women's Basketball Travels to MAC-East Favorite Miami (Ohio)

Four Teams Claim Wins on Saturday--Horizon League Network

Saturday, November 24, 2012

News On The Horizon 11/24/2012

Winton Ties Career-High With 31 Points In 86-79 Loss At

Titans Give No. 6/7 Penn State All It Can Handle In 80-72
UDM Looks To Split West Coast

Saturday's matchup: Southeast Missouri at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
UIC (3-1) Battles Southeast Missouri State (3-3)--Flame Fanatic
Flames Return Home to Host Southeast Missouri

Saturday's matchup: Loyola at Northern Illinois--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola (Chicago) (3-2) vs. Northern Illinois (1-2)--LU Wolf Ball

Men's basketball: Today's UWGB vs. North Dakota State preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men's basketball: Turner to miss about 6 weeks--Green Bay Press Gazette
Knee injury sidelines UWGB's Turner again--UWGB Hoops Blog
Updated: Green Bay (2-3) vs. North Dakota State (5-1)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Hosts Red-Hot NDSU on Saturday

Women's basketball: Phoenix rebounds from loss by beating Missouri--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay's Defense Prevails in 55-33 Win over

Milwaukee (2-2) Takes On Jacksonville (2-3)--UWM Update
Catching Up.... (or Back from the Dead)--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Video: Rob Jeter Talks About His Team During Its Trip To

Capobianco well worth the wait--The Post-Tribune
Valpo tops Chicago State, will face Bethune-Cookman tonight--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Pounds Chicago State, 67-46--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso (4-1) and Bethune-Cookman (2-3) Square Off--Valpo Daily
Valpo Men's Basketball Signs Peters to Round Out Recruiting
Crusaders Use Surges to Put Away Chicago

Williams leads Duke women to rout of
Duke doubles up Valpo--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders Drop Test at #4

Wright State routs Idaho State--Wright State University Sports
On this day 10 years ago - Nov 23, 2002--Rowdy Review
Wright State Gets 60-45 Win Over Idaho State--Rowdy Review
Updated: Wright State (4-1) Squares Off With Utah (3-1)--Rowdy Review
Raiders Cruise to 60-45 Win Over Idaho

On this day 8 years ago - Nov 23, 2004--Guin Report

Valpo, Wright State Tally Post-Thanksgiving Wins--Horizon League Network