Wednesday, February 27, 2013

News On The Horizon 2/27/2013

Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers continues to play at high level--Miami Herald

People have argued for years about which sport, football or basketball, requires the better athletes. The games require different skills. For Heat guard Norris Cole, it’s not a question. Football wins.

“Our sport doesn’t stop,” Cole said. “The average play in football is three to five seconds with rest in between, but as far as pure athleticism, running, jumping, lifting — they’re average vertical jumps are higher than basketball players.”

Cole watched intently a replay of the NFL Combine before Tuesday’s game. He was so interested in the agility drills and 40-yard dashes that he kept asking reporters blocking his view of the TV to “please move.”

Cole was a quarterback in high school but never was timed officially in the 40-yard dash. As one of the NBA’s fastest players, he estimated that he could run the distance in 4.4 or 4.5 seconds. Cole was one of 52 players invited to the 2010 NBA combine. He had the best time in the four-corner drill, which measures speed and quickness.

Along with himself, Cole said the fastest players in the NBA are John Wall and Derrick Rose, among others. Cole said players consider Rose to be the fastest player in the league with the ball in his hands.

But could Rose make an easy transition to football? Cole thinks it would be easier for a cornerback or safety in the NFL to cross over to basketball.

“Football is hard, man,” Cole said. “All that constant crashing into one another. There are some basketball players who are just born to score and never have to lift a weight in their life.”

Of course, LeBron James playing football is the topic for another debate entirely. “He doesn’t count,” Cole said.
Stumble at home, rebound on road--The Cauldron

Looking to close out season with W's--The Cauldron

ATB: Hoosiers Slip at the Barn, Late Season UT Tournament Push Redux, and Memphis Folds at Xavier…--Rush The Court
Tuesday Night’s All-Americans.
Ray McCallum, Detroit – The sting of Saturday’s Bracketbusters loss to Wichita State may have lingered into Tuesday night’s game against Loyola (Chicago), when Detroit needed McCallum to score 22 points and inspire his teammates to a one-point victory.
Jason Calliste's late lay-up lifts Detroit men's basketball to win vs. Loyola--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit defeats Loyola at buzzer--The Detroit News
Updated: Detroit (18-10) Battles Loyola (Chicago) (14-14)--Titans Update
On this day 13 years ago - Feb 26, 2000--Titans Update
Detroit Sneaks Past Loyola (Chicago) 76-75--Titans Update
StatSheet Projects Detroit as NIT Four Seed: 02/27/2013--Titans Update
Titans Down Loyola, Clinch No. 2 Seed in HL

UIC holds on to top Wright State 60-55--The Chicago Tribune
Video: UIC's Barnes looking for tourney peak--The Chicago Tribune
UIC sweeps season series with Wright State--Daily Herald
Another step forward--Whoosh!Net
Updated: UIC (15-13) Squares Off with Wright State (18-10)--Flame Fanatic
UIC Drops Wright State 60-55--Flame Fanatic
Flames Outlast Wright State,

Flames steal win in close contest--UIC News

Loyola falls to Detroit 76-75--The Chicago Tribune
Detroit tops Loyola 76-75 on late layup--Daily Herald
Updated: Loyola (Chicago) (14-14) Takes On Detroit (18-10)--LU Wolf Ball
Loyola (Chicago) Narrowly Beaten by Detroit 76-75--LU Wolf Ball
Men's Basketball Blog #15: Joe
Game Of Change Named Top 15 Moment In NCAA Tourney History By
Last Second Shot Spoils Amazing Effort In 76-75 Loss To

Men's basketball: Brown leads UWGB past UWM--Green Bay Press Gazette
Updated: Green Bay (15-13) and Milwaukee (8-22) Face Off--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Easily Defeats Milwaukee 78-61--Phoenix Fever
Brown Hits Repeat, Shoots Green Bay Past

Panthers have no answer for UWGB's Alec Brown--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Updated: Milwaukee Finishes the Season with Green Bay--UWM Update
Milwaukee Loses Big against Green Bay 78-61--UWM Update
Green Bay Rides Inside Edge, Career Night From Brown To Win Over

Panthers Look To Continue Late-Season Surge At

The Fond Farewell--Big Apple Buckets
Pregame Shootaround 2.26.13: Three ranked teams on the road--CollegeBasketballTalk
Five Things to Watch For
2) Valpo currently holds a one game lead on Detroit in the Horizon League standings with just two games left to play. The Crusaders can clinch a share of the league title tonight against Youngstown State.
Valparaiso bounces back against YSU to clinch Horizon League title--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders clinch No. 1 seed in Horizon League men's tourney--The NWI Times
Post game wrap up: Valpo vs. YSU--The Torch
Updated: Valparaiso (22-7) and Youngstown State (16-12) Face Off--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Drops Youngstown State 73-64--Valpo Daily
A Letter to the Crusader Nation--Beyond the ARC
Crusaders Down YSU; Clinch Second Consecutive HL Regular Season

Second-half drought hurts Raiders--Dayton Daily News
Wright State’s Arceneaux ‘rusty’ in return--Dayton Daily News
Updated: Wright State (18-10) vs. UIC (15-13)--Rowdy Review
Wright State Beaten by UIC 60-55--Rowdy Review
Men Fall 60-55 at

Eargle reaches 1,000-point mark in YSU’s loss to Valpo--Youngstown Vindicator
Updated: Youngstown State (16-12) vs. Valparaiso (22-7)--Guin Report
Youngstown State Downed by Valparaiso 73-64--Guin Report
Damian Eargle Scores 1000th Career Point in 73-64 Loss at

T-Shirt Giveaway Part of ‘Brandi Brown Appreciation Day’ on

Valpo Controls Own Destiny as Men's Basketball Bracket Looks to Take Shape--Horizon League Network
Men's Basketball Final Shot: Feb. 26 - Valpo Clinches No. 1 Seed--Horizon League Network

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