Saturday, August 31, 2013

News On The Horizon 8/31/2013

Hub Fans Bid Kid...--Sports Illustrated
Just as creatively (and as important), Stevens kept his players in situations—offensively and defensively—where they had a high probability of success. Shelvin Mack, a thick 6'3" guard, was seldom asked to guard an explosive dribbler (a duty that usually fell to Ronald Nored or Shawn Vanzant); Matt Howard, a 6'8" forward on both Final Four teams with a propensity for overplaying and fouling, was usually assigned to an opponent's weakest forward (while Hayward or Willie Veasley would guard more athletic players). Hahn, strong and slow, sometimes guarded players who were six inches taller but not highly skilled. "They were really, really good at cross-matching on defense," says Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew, who was an assistant under his father, Homer, during Stevens's Butler era. "They would play a one with a three, or a four with a two, just to limit your best players. They really knew who they were."

Offensively, Butler ran precise sets, especially on out-of-bounds plays. "I don't want to say they were flawless," says Cleveland State coach Gary Waters, "but Brad's teams were absolutely great in situational execution."
10 impact guards from @sportsbloggerDS--The Horizone
Welcome to the Horizone!--The Horizone

Cleveland State, Kent State, Akron basketball players enjoy overseas trips--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Oregon lands yet another key one-year transfer, adding ex-Detroit guard Jason Calliste--The Dagger
Ducks add another transfer--Register-Guard
Detroit’s Calliste heads west to Oregon--The Horizone

Oakland’s Travis Bader will keep shooting, and NCAA records may fall--Sports Illustrated
Oakland Adds Robert Morris to Basketball

Opinion: Oakland women’s hoops will be OK--The Horizone
Coach Tungate Speaks at Mid-Michigan Leadership

Illinois, NU enliven UIC hoops schedule--The Chicago Tribune
UIC Men's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Non-Conference

Men's basketball: Sykes scores 20 as UWGB wins opener in Bahamas--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: Sykes has 26 as UWGB wins second straight--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB finishes 3-0 in Bahamas--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Opens Tour with 81-69 Win Over Bahamas
Keifer Sykes Scores 26 Points to Fuel Phoenix
Green Bay Guts Out 75-71 Win in Bahamas

Registration Now Open for 2013-14 Phoenix

Ex-UWM star Tom Reikowski dies--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Mourn Passing Of Basketball Great

Keith Carter Joins Inside Valpo

College basketball countdown: No. 52 Wright State--USA Today
African trip ‘awesome’ for Wright State junior Kendall Griffin--Dayton Daily News
Men's Basketball to Hold

Women's Basketball Enjoys Sold Out Golf
Brandi Brown to Play Professionally in

Green Bay Opens Tour with 81-69 Victory Over Bahamas All-Stars--Horizon League Network
Sykes' Mid-Season Form Helps Phoenix to 92-75 Win in Bahamas--Horizon League Network
Behind Sykes' 26, Green Bay Wraps Unbeaten Bahamas Trip--Horizon League Network

Saturday, August 24, 2013

News On The Horizon 8/24/2013

Game #2 Recap vs.
CSU Basketball Highlights of 87-76 Win Over
Day 4 in Europe...
Vikings Defeat Gent, 87-76, Behind 24 Points From
Day 5 in Europe... Walking Tour of Gent,
Highlights of CSU's Win Over St. Jan Antwerp (Aug. 19) on European
Day 5 in Europe... Waffles, Chocolate & A
Vikings Top Antwerp, 77-68, To Stay Undefeated in
Day 6 in Europe... Arriving in
MBK Highlights vs
Gary Waters Postgame vs. Tremblay (Aug. 21)
MBK Highlights vs. Tremblay (Aug. 21)
Vikings Move to 4-0 in Europe With 83-78 Win Over
Day 7 in Europe... A Tour of Paris & An
Day 8 in Europe... Low Key as Final Game
Vikings Go Undefeated in Europe; Roll Past Juvisy,

Men's Basketball Finalizes 2013 Recruiting Class with Local Star Paris

Summer Convo with Senee
Ristovski, Kenger Added To Women's Basketball Coaching

Conference Realignment: Who Can Compete Immediately?--Mid-Major Madness
Oakland, Horizon: Simply put, the Golden Grizzlies will have the best inside-outside combo right off the bat in the Horizon League. Travis Bader provides a premier perimeter threat while Corey Petros will take care of things inside the paint.
Athletics looks forward to 50th year amidst Francis dismissal--Oakland Post

Oakland University preventing players from speaking out about former coach--The Oakland Press

Former UIC player helps bring hoops to new territory--The Sun-Times
VIDEO: Hayden Humes Talks About His European Basketball
ESPN's Eamonn Brennan Compliments Howard Moore's Cha-Cha

Report: Former Rutgers wing Vincent Garrett eligible immediately at UWGB--CollegeBasketballTalk
Men's basketball: NCAA waiver allows UWGB's Garrett to play now--Green Bay Press Gazette
Garrett gains immediate eligibility--Phear The Phoenix
Game Time, National TV Schedule Set for Great Alaska
Vincent Garrett Earns NCAA Legislative Relief
Green Bay Accepts Invite to HBCU Tip-Off

Move downtown has created excitement--The Horizone
Men's Basketball Open House Set For Thursday At U.S. Cellular

Drew fills out Valparaiso coaching staff as Matt Lottich tabbed to replace Diebler--The NWI Times
Lottich Joins Valpo Basketball Coaching
Matt Lottich Joins Inside Valpo

Women's Basketball Announces 2013-14

Men's Basketball Announces Challenging 2013-14

Hayden Humes Talks About His European Basketball Trip--Horizon League Network
Forbes, Vikings Now 4-0 in Europe After 83-78 Victory--Horizon League Network

Friday, August 16, 2013

News On The Horizon 8/16/2013

St. Joseph's Watson follows brothers footsteps as a junior basketball player--Doings Western Springs
Cleveland State, Kent State men's basketball teams set sail on working summer vacations--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Waters adds assistant--The Horizone
Vikings take flight--The Horizone
Day 1 in Europe ...

2K Classic bracket unveiled--Eye On College Basketball
The 2K championship rounds, per usual, will be held at Madison Square Garden. The semifinals and finals will be held Nov. 21 and 22. Before the championship rounds take place (wherein the aforementioned four teams are exempt into the semifinals), they host subregionals. Other teams involved in the event: UC Irvine, Detroit, Boston University, Eastern Washington, Florida Atlantic, LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook and Toledo.
Lakers news: Nick Minnerath invited to Lakers training camp, according to report--Silver Screen and Roll
Oakland University to pay ex-president $230K in deferred compensation--The Detroit Free Press
McCormick, Dietz bringing inaugural Elite 25 camp to UD-Mercy--The Oakland Press

Summer Convo with Brie

Flames Add Three to 2013-14 Women's Basketball

ESPN's Fran Fraschilla Talks Alec Brown, Horizon

Eichler, Sension Announce Pro

Nowhere to go but up--The Horizone
JJ Panoske ready for breakout season--The Horizone

Candid Coaches: Which low-major coach can be the next Andy Enfield?--Eye On College Basketball
Reloading for a run--The Horizone
Not-so-usual suspects--The Horizone
Huseman Joins Valpo Sports Radio

Guard from Fort Wayne commits to Wright State men’s basketball--Dayton Daily News
Wright State ranks 130th out of 345 in men’s basketball attendance--Dayton Daily News
Wright State signs forward from Montana, loses freshman Bowie--Dayton Daily News
Griffin in Ivory Coast with
Raiders Sign 6-9 Forward from

Fran Fraschilla Interview--Horizon League Network
Detroit to Host 2K Sports Sub-Regional Round--Horizon League Network
CSU's European Vacation: Day 1--Horizon League Network

Monday, August 12, 2013

News On the Horizon 8/11/2013

CSU To Host Select-a-Seat and Basketball

Winton Inks Professional Contract With Musel

McCormick, Dietz bringing inaugural Elite 25 camp to UD-Mercy--The News-Herald
Men's Basketball Announces Non-Conference

Two Big Ten Teams, Two Tournaments Highlight Titan Non-Conference
Summer Convo With DaVonna

BASKETBALL: Maynard redeems himself at Rochester College, looks toward to possible future as a pro WITH VIDEO--MIPrepZone
Best Mid-Major Three Point Shooters to Watch in 2013-14--Mid-Major Madness
Travis Bader, Oakland: Bader made more three-pointers than anyone in the country a year ago (139). The scary thing is that after a productive summer, Bader may become more of a threat this upcoming season. Bader attending the Kevin Durant Skills Academy outside of Washington, DC last month and now he has become recognized as one of the nation's best wings and maybe even a specialist at the next level.
Same team, new era--Oakland Post

Board 'unaware' of Francis allegations--Oakland Post
Hopkins Joins Oakland Basketball

Knowing the Newcomers: Pat

Steve Baker Enjoying Careers On and Off the

UWGB releases 2013-14 women's basketball schedule--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Awaits New Challenges on 2013-14

Jordan Coleman Joins Inside Valpo

Homer Drew Named Chair of the Crusader Fund for

#94 Wright State Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Preview--College Sports Madness
Billings Central's Daniel Meyer to play at Wright State--GazPrepSports
Wright State’s men’s basketball picks up verbal commitment from Montana--Dayton Daily News
College Basketball: Wright State Gets Late Commit for Class of 2013--Bleacher Report

Green Bay's Baker Enjoying Life On and Off the Court--Horizon League Network

Ritchie and Winton Sign Professional Contracts--Horizon League Network

Monday, August 5, 2013

News On The Horizon 8/5/2013

The end of the road--Horizon League Hoops
Top Mid-Major Impact Transfers for 2013-14--Mid-Major Madness
Trey Lewis, Cleveland State: Gary Water's backcourt gets bolstered a bit with Penn State transfer Trey Lewis coming home. Lewis averaged over 5 points per game in Happy Valley, but its his performance at Garfield Heights High School that caught Water's eye. Lewis averaged 23 points, 5.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds for the Cleveland based high school in 2011.

Jordan Sibert, Dayton: The Flyers are another Ohio based school that will get a boost from a Big Ten transfer. 6'4 guard Jordan Sibert joins Archie Miller's squad after playing at Ohio State. Sibert averaged 11 minutes and 3 points per game during the Buckeyes Final Four run two years ago.

Carlton Brundidge, Detroit: The sting of Ray McCallum's graduation won't hurt as much with Michigan transfer Carlton Brundidge. Brundidge didn't play much in his one season in Ann Arbor but the 6'3 guard averaged 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists for his high school career.
Jay Harris, Wagner: Harris was a Top 100 recruit when Valparaiso signed him a couple of years ago and now he finds himself ready to suit up for Bashir Mason after a year off. Harris has two years of eligibility left and averaged just over 9 points per game in his last campaign for the Crusaders. (Added 8/1 3:00 PM)

Report: Cleveland State basketball lands Creighton transfer Andre Yates--Cleveland State Hoops
Cedric Jackson Signs with Union Olimpija--Cleveland State Hoops
CSU To Host Select-a-Seat and Basketball

Kings to open preseason on the road; home debut Oct. 14--Sacramento Bee
Rookie guards Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum also will make their Sacramento debuts.
Detroit Mercy basketball adds Steve Payne as assistant coach--The Detroit Free Press
Men's Basketball Adds Steve Payne to Coaching

Summer Convo With Rosanna

Oakland University's Russi leaves legacy of expansion--The Oakland Press--The Oakland Press
Oakland University interim dean steps down; Search begins for replacement--The Oakland Press
Moving to Horizon: What it means for OU--Oakland Post

Honesty is always the best policy, not secrecy--Oakland Post

Knowing the Newcomers: Lance
UIC Basketball Announces Addition of Three
2013-14 UIC Men's Basketball Prospectus Available on

`Forty Flames to Follow' for 2013-14: Rachel

Men's basketball: UWGB to play four games in Bahamas--Green Bay Press Gazette
Busy recruiting time for GB--Phear The Phoenix
NOTEBOOK: Green Bay to Take Foreign Tour to the
Alec Brown to Attend 2013 adidas Nations Basketball

Oconto's Laken James commits to UWGB women's basketball--Green Bay Press Gazette
Borseth Adds Alex Antonen as Director of
Going Pro: Ritchie Signs to Play Professional Basketball in

Valparaiso Men's Basketball Roster Revealed--The NWI Times
Trio of Crusader Players to Take Trips With AIA Squads in
Crusader Men's Basketball Seniors Join Inside Valpo

Best Coaches Never to Make the NCAA Tournament--Big Apple Buckets
Also Considered:
Billy Donlon, Wright State

Valpo Players, Staff Heading on AIA Trips--Horizon League Network
Gary Waters on CSU's European Trip--Horizon League Network
Alec Brown Headed to adidas Nations Basketball Experience--Horizon League Network