Sunday, November 17, 2013

News On The Horizon 11/17/2013

Marquee matchup of Marquette-Ohio State leads Friday picks--Sports Illustrated
Friday, Nov. 15
11 p.m., Pac-12 Network Oakland (0-2) at California (2-0)
The Golden Grizzlies have been godawful in their first two games, losing on the road to North Carolina and UCLA by a combined 54 points. As for Cal, it looks like 6-foot-5 sophomore guard Tyrone Wallace (18 ppg, 50.0% fg) is primed to fill the void left by Allen Crabbe.
Saturday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. No. 20 Wisconsin (2-0) at Green Bay (1-0)
I love that Bo Ryan is willing to play a true road game against a quality midmajor team in his home state -- especially after starting out against St. John's (neutral) and Florida (home). Point guard Josh Gasser did not score in the win over the Gators, so Ryan needs to try to get him going early in this one.
Ex-NU AD Crowley hired by Horizon League--Niagara Gazette

Cleveland State Vikings 2013-2014 Basketball Team Looking to Rebound--Buckeye State Sports
Steve Solloway: Trying out for Red Claws with a ball and a dream--Portland Press Herald
Efficient Miami Heat shoots 55 percent, outlasts Dallas Mavericks--Miami Herald
Mario Chalmers was called for a flagrant foul on Nowitzki and, after a video review by officials, was ejected when the foul was upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Chalmers was fined $15,000 for a flagrant foul on Blake Griffin last week.

“It did hurt not having him available, but Norris [Cole] did give us good minutes,” Spoelstra said.
Bryn Forbes scores 24 as Cleveland State beats UT Arlington 83-73--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU Opens Play in Keightley Classic at Texas
Forbes & Lee Tie Career-Highs in 83-73 Win at UT

Women's Basketball Signs Four To National Letters Of
Five Score In Double Figures As Vikings Notch 76-48 Victory Over Lake

UConn routs Detroit 101-55 in 2K Sports
No. 20 UConn dismantles Detroit in 2K Sports Classic.--USA Today
Thursday's college basketball roundup: UConn crushes Detroit--The Detroit News
Titans Fall to No. 18/19 UConn in 2K Sports

Titans Drop Shoot Out at Western
It's Time To Play Family Feud As Detroit Welcomes Michigan Into Calihan

Glass ceiling: Why women aren't coaching men's D-I hoops--USA Today
Since then, only two other women have become full-time assistants on Division I men's college basketball staffs, according to USA TODAY Sports research: Stephanie Ready at Coppin State and Jennifer Johnston at Oakland University. Both times, like Mattox, the women were sought out for the jobs; they didn't apply. And both Ready and Johnston were out of the men's game by 2002.
Male players won't want to play for women. They won't respect them. They won't take orders from them. Women are too soft, too emotional, too fragile. Even if they played the sport, they can't possibly understand it as well as their male counterparts do. And, of course, women don't belong in the men's locker room.

Mattox, Ready and Johnston debunk all of those claims.

All three report having overwhelmingly positive experiences with players. They say their backgrounds helped (Mattox was Georgia's first All-American; Ready and Johnston both played college ball, too), and they built relationships with players during offseason individual workouts. Still, it took time to earn respect.
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Oakland coach Greg Kampe says Johnston "did a heck of a job" for him, and if he'd had to do it all over, he'd hire her again.

"I thought our players – after it took a little while to get used to it – I think they really appreciated that she was on the staff," Kampe says. "She brought a different perspective, especially with off-court situations. They would go to her with social issues, from girlfriends to everything."
Fellow coaches on staff soon admired their female colleagues both for their coaching competence and their temperament in difficult situations. Donovan remembers Mattox's grace when dealing with all the media attention. Kampe recalls a game against IUPUI where a man heckled Johnston, screaming sexually-charged commentary, to the point where Kampe felt he had to do something.

"I stopped the game, went to the referees and asked for the guy to be removed, and told them what he was saying," Kampe says. "I've never done anything like that in my life. It was really bad, and those are the things that are out there. It's different. It's hard.

"I don't want to compare it to Jackie Robinson, but the things that were said and yelled at him are going to be said and yelled at a female. They were. I experienced it."
Mitchell, who doubled as Coppin State's athletic director at the time, was willing to gamble on Ready because she'd played at the school and he'd seen her coach the women's volleyball team. Kampe gambled on Johnston because he was familiar with her as a player, knew her college coach and had to fill an introductory level, low-paying job as Oakland moved from Division II to Division I. Despite blowback from his administration, Kampe hired Johnston. In addition to her knowledge of the game, he gained some positive publicity from the hire (just as Pitino did, which was sorely needed while Kentucky was recovering from a scandal under former coach Eddie Sutton that kept the Wildcats off TV and out of the postseason).
Two of the women featured here — Mattox and Johnston — ended up coaching women's basketball after they left the men's game, illustrating what Kampe calls a "glass ceiling. There is no upward mobility for female assistants in the men's game; they have no shot at being hired as a head coach unless they coach women, he and other administrators feel.
Johnston left Oakland in 2002 to take a job on the women's staff at the University of Toledo, a big pay increase. Four years later, she helped found Rauner College Prep, a charter school in Chicago, and launch its athletic department. These days, she remains its athletic director and physical education teacher. But Johnston still says her dream job was the one she got when she was 23.

The reminders are subtle near her desk at Rauner – a couple of photos from her Oakland days, a copy of an article from her hometown newspaper. When her students first noticed them a couple of years ago, they couldn't believe what their teacher had done a decade before.

"I tell them, but you know teenagers don't listen so well," Johnston says, laughing. "They really are interested in it. My students who are really into basketball will pick my brain, make me play with them, stuff like that."

She pauses.

"I don't think they realize how unique of a situation I was in."
Report: Oakland’s Duke Mondy, Dante Williams not charged with rape (UPDATED)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Five ranked teams in action--CollegeBasketballTalk
2) Oakland will be without the services of Duke Mondy and Dante Williams when they take on California in Berkeley (11:00 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), as the two were sent home by head coach Greg Kampe. The Golden Grizzlies will still have high-scoring guard Travis Bader, but they’ll have their hands full with Justin Cobbs and company.
Report: Two Oakland University basketball players arrested for alleged rape (Update: released from jail)--It's Always Sunny in Detroit
Oakland U. suspends two for violating conduct standards--USA Today
Rape charges against Oakland players dropped, according to coach--Eye On College Basketball
Oakland University Basketball Players Arrested for Alleged Rape – Reports [UPDATE: Charges Dropped]--The Big Lead
Breaking News: Oakland University's Dante Williams, Duke Mondy Arrested for Alleged Rape--Mid-Major Madness
Oakland Players Mondy, Williams Released, Charges Dropped--Mid-Major Madness
Statements Issued from Coach, School on Mondy, Williams Arrests--Mid-Major Madness
Analysis: Loss of Duke Mondy Big Blow to Oakland Roster--Mid-Major Madness
Morning News: Columbia Nearly Takes Out Michigan State, Georgia Tech Makes Their Case, Auburn Embarrasses--Basketball Predictions
Disturbing Rape Allegations At Oakland Two key Oakland players, Duke Mondy and Dante Williams, were charged with rape yesterday. Later in the day the charges were reportedly dropped, though both players were suspended. It's a disturbing case, and something to keep an eye on. Also, let's hope that if a rape did happen, that the offenders get the proper punishment. There have been too many cases in recent years of badly behaving star athletes intimidating witnesses into silence while school officials look the other way.
Jabari Bird Inspires Cal Bears to Gritty, 64-60 Win Over Oakland--Bay Sports Report
Oakland basketball players Duke Mondy, Dante Williams suspended after Los Angeles incident--The Detroit Free Press
California 64, Oakland 60: Golden Grizzlies nearly pull off upset amid turmoil--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland's Greg Kampe: Players 'were never charged' in reported rape--The Detroit News
Oakland heads to California after big loss at UCLA--The Oakland Press
California rallies to beat short-handed Oakland, 64-60--The Oakland Press
BREAKING NEWS: Two Oakland University Men’s Basketball players arrested for alleged rape--WXOU
OU men's basketball falls again--Oakland Post
No charges, OU players released – See the D.A.'s report--Oakland Post

Judge: Oakland University must provide Beckie Francis with copy of report on her firing--The Detroit Free Press
Judge: Fired Oakland University coach can see more of her personnel report--The Detroit News
Oakland University basketball players suspended after being accused of sexual assault in Los Angeles--The Oakland Press
Grizzlies fall to UCF 54-57--Oakland Post

Saturday's matchup: Eastern Illinois at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Brown on fire as Flames roll--Whoosh!Net
Men's Basketball Hosts Eastern Illinois on
Flames Fall to Eastern Illinois,

UIC Women's Basketball Collects First Win of 2013-14

Green Bay Preview: Badgers' hurdle is physical, not mental--Bucky's 5th Quarter
No. 20 Wisconsin vs. Green Bay final score: Badgers survive road challenge from Green Bay, 69-66--SB Nation College Basketball
Men's basketball: UWGB ready for tough test against No. 20 Wisconsin--Green Bay Press Gazette
Sykes, UWGB come up short as Wisconsin escapes with victory--Green Bay Press Gazette
Garrett powers Green Bay in opener--UWGB Fourth Estate
Brown, Sykes grow on and off the court--UWGB Fourth Estate
Preview: vs Wisconsin--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Welcomes No. 20/19 Wisconsin on Saturday
No. 20/19 Wisconsin Rallies to Spoil Sykes' Career Night, Record

Women's basketball: UWGB's starting lineup still a work in progress--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB wastes big lead, opens road trip with loss--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB at Duquesne preview--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix roll over Huskies--UWGB Fourth Estate
Women's Basketball Starts Six Game Road Swing at St.
Women's Basketball Falls Short at St. Bonaventure,

Panthers look to new faces to aid in turnaround--On Milwaukee
Panthers make do in neutral site--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Look To Build Early Momentum With Three Games At NIU
Panthers Hang On To Knock Off San Jose
Second-Half Surge Sends Panthers Past James

A Tale of Two Halves--UWM Post
The "Kyle Rechlicz Show" on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel--Panther Blog Zone
Postgame Report: Milwaukee vs. Wisconsin--Panther Blog Zone
Video: Chandler Excited To Get 2013-14 Season
Badgers Pull Away From Panthers In Season
Milwaukee Women's Basketball Announces NLI
Panthers Continue Opening Homestand Against

Illinois vs. Valparaiso Game Recap: Ray Rice Helps Illini Out Ugly Crusaders--Mid-Major Madness
CTV Montreal: Cheetahs take pride in graduating--CTV News
Bryce Drew - Illini postgame remarks--YouTube
Valparaiso brings history, Lake Land’s Gueye to Illinois--Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier
Mens Basketball: Valparaiso looking to finish strong on road--The Post-Tribune
Crusaders reach northward for two Canadian guards--The NWI Times
Drew, Crusaders gaining national attention--The NWI Times
Crusader men prove their mettle in two victories, loses to Big 10 foe--The Torch
Crusaders Ink Pair of Canadian Guards to
Men's Basketball Continues Road Trip Sunday at

Women’s basketball: Irish too much for Crusaders--The Post-Tribune
Loyd helps No. 6 Notre Dame rout Valparaiso--The NWI Times
Valpo to Face Tough Test as #6 Notre Dame Hosts Crusaders at Purcell
Crusaders Unable to Contain #6 Notre

Saturday's matchup: Wright State at DePaul--The Chicago Tribune
The Casual Awards: We're Back!--Casual Hoya
Game Recap: Georgetown 88, Wright State 70--Big East Coast Bias
Preview: Wright State at DePaul--Dayton Daily News
Wright State hopes to bounce back from Georgetown loss against DePaul--Dayton Daily News
Darling fouls out in full return--The Guardian
WSU and Dayton’s CW Renew
Men Fall at

Wright State women’s basketball team off to 2-0 start--Dayton Daily News
Women's Basketball Drops 83-75 Decision to

Hain powered YSU to easy romp over Warren Wilson--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguins rout Warren Wilson in home opener--The Jambar
Penguins Erupt in Second Half to Cruise Past Warren
Men’s Basketball Signs Three During Early Signing
Men’s Basketball Travels to Face Atantic-10’s UMass For Sunday

Arbanas, Olson, Pietropola and Wright Sign NLIs to Play at Youngstown

YSU Stays Unbeaten, Improves to 4-0--Horizon League Network
Perry Earns No. 2 Spot on SportsCenter's Top Plays--Horizon League Network
CSU, UWM Open Tournaments with Victories--Horizon League Network
Milwaukee Picks Up Third Straight Win--Horizon League Network

Cleveland State Rides Balanced Attack to First Win--Horizon League Network
UIC Collects First Win With Second Half Comeback--Horizon League Network

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