Sunday, September 29, 2013

News On The Horizon 9/29/2013

Oden says cautious approach will continue in Heat camp--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Teammates appreciate Oden's timetable.

"He looks good for now," point guard Norris Cole said at the autograph session. "He's moving along; he's progressing every day. And that's all that counts."
Five burning issues as Heat open camp--South Florida Sun Sentinel
5. Pointed question

While Drew has been invited to camp after going undrafted following uneven runs at North Carolina and UCLA, the Heat likely again will go with Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole as the only point guards on the roster.

While their styles differ, Chalmers and Cole both have had issues with consistency, Cole both brilliant and bland during last season's playoff run.

Ultimately, there again will be plenty of ballhandling responsibilities for James, Wade and even Ray Allen. A move to greater consistency from Chalmers and Cole, however, could ease concerns.

Vikings Open Practice on Monday

VU's Carr out indefinitely after auto accident--The NWI Times

Earlier practice good thing for veteran WSU team--Dayton Daily News

Saturday, September 28, 2013

News On The Horizon 9/28/2013

Horizon Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Preseason All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness

Will new era revive Kings?--Sacramento Bee

• Starter: Greivis Vasquez (trade)

• Backups: Isaiah Thomas, Ray McCallum (rookie)

• The skinny: The Kings dealt their former point guard of the future (Tyreke Evans) and landed Vasquez, a pass-first point guard with good size (6-foot-6) and the leadership intangibles needed in the locker room. Vasquez was third in the NBA with 9.0 assists per game for New Orleans last season. Vasquez's addition means a new role for Thomas. The Kings tried to supplant Thomas as the starter last season but eventually conceded he was the team's best floor leader. Most league observers view the 5-9 Thomas as a backup. The Kings are intrigued by the possibility of their new point guard tandem, too. Ever the competitor, Thomas won't concede playing time to Vasquez or McCallum, a second-round draft choice. But the Kings are definitely better with Vasquez on the roster.
Ducks begin practice--Register Guard
Jason Calliste is a senior who averaged 14.4 points and 3.3 assists per game last year at Detroit. He joins a veteran backcourt.

“He can help us in a number of ways,” Altman said. “His experience level, his toughness. We are going to play a lot of three-guard sets this year, maybe almost exclusively. Jason is going to be a big part of that.”
SAAC Cabinet Elected For 2013-14

Oakland center Raphael Carter to miss 2013-2014--CollegeBasketballTalk
Possible Training Camp Invites?--FanShot
Oakland U. basketball off to see the new Horizon (League)--The Detroit Free Press

UIC Men's Basketball Team Sprints Up Sledding Hill to Build Camaraderie--DNAinfo Chicago

UWGB men's basketball: McKinnie, Humphrey eager to return to action--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Men's Basketball Officially Opens

Get Connected With Panther Men's
Panthers Taking Shape As Practice Opens For 2013-14

Who starts for Valparaiso?--Inside VU Sports

Interview: Wright State's AJ Pacher--Dayton Daily News
Wright State — College basketball’s next Cinderella?--Through the Arch

Friday, September 27, 2013

News OnThe Horizon 9/27/2013

The 191 most followed college basketball coaches on Twitter--Run The Floor
89 Wright State Billy Donlon @CoachDolon 2,094
92 Oakland Greg Kampe @KampeOU 1,971
111 UIC Howard Moore @Howard_Moore 1,215
125 Detroit Ray McCallum @CoachMcCallum 961
126 Milwaukee Rob Jeter @CoachJeterUWM 943
Predicting Every Conference Champion (Part 1)--Run The Floor
Horizon - Wright State

Both Valparaiso and Detroit lost almost all of their talent (although with Bryce Drew I am still not willing to count out Valpo) but Wright State brings back everybody, that’s right, everybody, from a team that finished third in the league and had the conference’s best defense. They’ll also have a full year of Cole Darling, who missed the team’s final two months with an injury.

Kent State, Cleveland State and Akron start college basketball practice Friday--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU Adds Western Carolina to Men's Basketball

Nick Minnerath passes on Lakers' training camp invite to play in Spain--Los Angeles Times

Oakland senior forward Raphael Carter will miss entire season--USA Today
#GrizzVision with Greg Kampe 9/26/13--Grizz Vision
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Oakland's Raphael Carter to miss 2013-14 season with hip injury--The Oakland Press

Oakland U. women's basketball: Jeff Tungate brings plenty of ideas, new energy--The Detroit Free Press

Men's Hoops Hill Sprints Featured by DNAInfo

UWGB athletic director candidate Van Alstine has strong Wisconsin ties--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: UWGB, PMI agree to 5-year Resch Center extension--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay and PMI Announce Resch Extension Through
Green Bay Men's Basketball to Hold Walk-On

Panthers Eager To Get 2013-14 Season

Starting Five: Mid-majors with bracket-busting potential--USA Today
4. Wright State: Ah, what a difference a year makes. Last preseason, Wright State was picked to finish last in the Horizon League. Heading into this season, the Raiders are the clear-cut favorites to win the conference. Billy Donlon, one of the youngest coaches in college basketball at the ripe old age of 36, enters his fourth season at the helm, bringing back nearly his entire roster — all five starters and last year's top nine scorers return. Wright State fell in the championship game of the Horizon League tournament to Valparaiso, settling for a postseason appearance in the CBI. Being that close will be a surefire drive for this year's veteran-laden squad, which also welcomes Butler transfer Chrishawn Hopkins.

Men's Basketball to Hold First Practice
Slocum Adds Kevin Bruinsma as Director of Men's Basketball

Blue Ribbon Previews the 2013-14 Horizon League Season--Horizon League Network

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

News On The Horizon 9/25/2013

32 In 32: Horizon League--A Daily Dose of Hoops

Heat add point guard Larry Drew II to camp roster--South Florida Sun Sentinel
The 13 players under fully guaranteed contract for 2013-14 heading into camp are Chris Bosh, Chris Andersen, Greg Oden, Joel Anthony, Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis, Shane Battier, LeBron James, James Jones, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen and Norris Cole.

Drew becomes the third point guard on the camp roster, along with Chalmers and Cole. The Heat carried only two true point guards last season because of the ballhandling versatility of James, Wade and Allen.

Men's Basketball Announces Open

Fambro Inks Deal With Portugal

Oakland adds former Drexel assistant Brandon Weems to coaching staff--Grizzlies Den

Getting answers from Oakland University--Between Extremes

Women’s basketball gets ready for season--UIC News

UWGB AD candidate Buisman meets with selection committee--Green Bay Press Gazette

Does Valparaiso have a rival?--Inside VU Sports
Crusader Men's Basketball Summer

Athletics Introduces New Military Appreciation

Sunday, September 22, 2013

News On The Horizon 2/22/2013

Cleveland State has a visit to Kentucky Wildcats on 2013-14 basketball schedule--Cleveland Plain Dealer
2013-14 CSU Men's Basketball Schedule
Vikings to Volunteer With Special Olympics Bowling
Waters, Three Others Coaches to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-off

Peterson Abiad Announces 2013-14 Women’s Basketball

Oakland adds 2014 guard Alek Frascone from Utica Eisenhower--Grizzlies Den

Louisiana Tech among eight teams participating in new in-season event--CollegeBasketballTalk
Howard Moore’s UIC Flames are looking to improve on their 18-16 campaign of a season ago, with forward Hayden Humes (10.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Purdue transfer Kelsey Barlow being two of their key players. UIC and San Diego will meet in the first round, and that could be an entertaining contest. The other match-ups are Louisiana Tech/UNCG, Wagner/Stetson and St. Bonaventure/Southern Illinois.
UIC Women's Basketball Unveils 2013-14

UWGB names 5 finalists for athletic director job--Green Bay Press Gazette
Wardle to Hold 2013 Green Bay Basketball Coaches
Phoenix Update: September

Panther Men Announce 2013-14

Milwaukee Basketball Coaches Clinic Set For October

Spend the Day With Your School At A Milwaukee Basketball

David Chadwick Joins Inside Valpo

In digital age, athletes’ social media usage being monitored--The Guardian
Raider Games to Air on Big 106.5

Damian Eargle at USA-Mexico? Damian Eargle at USA-Mexico.--The Horizone
Jerry Slocum, NE Ohio Coaches to host Coaches vs. Cancer® Tip-off

Horizon League to Hold Men's Basketball Media Day on October 16--Horizon League Network
Scott Gleeson Interview--Horizon League Network

Sunday, September 15, 2013

News On The Horizon 9/15/2013

Top 5 NCAA Assistant Coach Rankings by Conference--
Next Up Recruits

Horizon League:

1) Roger Powell Jr. - Valparaiso

2) Saddi Washington - Oakland

3) Jermaine Kimbrough - Cleveland State

4) Michael Wernicki - Youngstown State

5) Brendan Mullins - Wright State

Providence close to landing transfer guard Junior Lomomba--CollegeBasketballTalk

Video: Kate Peterson Abiad Previews The 2013-14 Women's Basketball

Celebrate The First 60 Years Of Calihan Hall In 60 Days On Titan Social

Women's Basketball Schedule Now

Wenonah product C Artis Cleveland signs with Oakland (report)
Metro & state: Detroiter Artis Cleveland transfers to Oakland U. for basketball--The Detroit Free Press
Open Tryouts for Men's Basketball Set for Oct.
Artis Cleveland Transfers to

ACLU scolds Oakland University for preventing players from speaking about former coach Beckie Francis--The Oakland Press

Men's Basketball Bracket Announced for Gulf Coast

adidas nations: College Prospect
Bubble First Rounders
Alec Brown, 7-0, 235, PF, Wisconsin Green Bay, Sr.

Brown was the biggest breakout star of the event. After receiving a lot of hype from us heading into his sophomore year, he has struggled to live up to it. He lacked the necessary strength and aggressiveness to flourish.

But he appears to have put in serious work in the weight room, and he now looks more comfortable absorbing contact. Coming from a mid-major school, many of the other college counselors didn't know how prolific of a shooter he was, but by the end of the camp, all of his opponents knew better than to give him any space.

He was probably the top overall shooter among the college guys, guards included, knocking down numerous outside jumpers. He also showed a willingness to play physically under the basket.

He should have a career in the league as a face-up, pick-and-pop stretch forward. Going against the aforementioned group of bigs and consistently outscoring them in front of NBA scouts certainly did nothing to hurt his stock. He displayed good agility at his height and a strong understanding of his offensive strengths. He can run the floor , which makes him a very dangerous trailer hitting top-of-the-key jumpers or the occasional dunk on the break.

His obvious weakness is his lack of brute strength. He had difficulty creating shots for himself in the post and was not much of an intimidating force on the defensive end. He will need to improve his strength and defensive ability to become a rotational player at the next level.

Women's basketball: Sheboygan North standout Wolf commits to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette

Name change should be on the docket this fall--The Horizone
Full Horizon League Men's Basketball Schedule Out--Panther Blog Zone

Pacers Sign Ron Howard, Darnell
Crusaders bringing tough men's basketball schedule to the ARC--The NWI Times
Crusaders Announce 2013-2014 Men's Basketball

Women's 2013-2014 Basketball Schedule

Wright State releases hoops schedule--Dayton Daily News
Games at DePaul, Georgetown highlight Wright State men’s basketball schedule--Dayton Daily News
Griffin returns from mission to Ivory Coast--The Guardian
Special Faculty & Staff Discounts on MBB Season
Men's Basketball Releases 2013-14

Field Announced for Gulf Coast

Men's Basketball to Face St. John's on Fox Sports

Attractive Home Slate Highlights 2013-14 Women's Basketball

Interview: Alfonzo McKinnie--Horizon League Network
CSU, GB Get Head Start with Undefeated Foreign Trips--Horizon League Network
Horizon League Announces 2013-14 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule--Horizon League Network
Interview: Anton Grady--Horizon League Network

Saturday, September 7, 2013

News On The Horizon 9/7/2013

Three Bold Horizon League Predictions--Big Apple Buckets

Jason Calliste leaves UDM for Oregon: 'I needed to go'--The Detroit Free Press
Metro & state: Detroit Mercy basketball will have six conference games on ESPN networks--The Detroit Free Press
Detroit guard Jason Calliste transfers to Oregon--The Detroit News
Juwan Howard, Jr. Returns to Detroit from Foreign
Titan Legend John Long '78 Among Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Titans Land Six Horizon League Games on ESPN

Week in Review: Oakland--The Horizone
Oakland Nets Eight ESPN Network

Tungate ready to start the season--Oakland Post

Men’s basketball ready for ‘challenging’ season--UIC News

Men's basketball: UWGB opens home season against Badgers--Green Bay Press Gazette
Sykes, Phoenix fly into 2013 season--UWGB Fourth Estate
Bahamas Recap: Green Bay Excels On and Off the
Green Bay Releases 2013-14 Men's Basketball
Wardle Adds Combo Guard Lamin Fulton to Phoenix

Men's basketball: UWGB brings in transfer Fulton--Green Bay Press Gazette
Phoenix sends three players overseas--UWGB Fourth Estate
Women's Basketball Opens New Year with Individual

Demetrius Harris goes from the court to the Chiefs practice squad--CollegeBasketballTalk
Harris Is On KC Chiefs Practice Squad--Panther Blog Zone
Horizon League MBB TV Schedule Announced--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers Add To Roster As 2013-14 School Year

Women's Basketball Announces Complete 2013-14

College basketball: Valpo lands two ESPNU appearances--The Post-Tribune
Moussa Gueye Joins Inside Valpo
Crusaders to Make Six Broadcast Appearances During HL

Raiders to Appear on ESPN Platforms, FOX Sports

Howard Jr. Returns After Foreign Trip--Horizon League Network
Horizon League, ESPN Announce 2013-14 Men's Basketball TV Schedule--Horizon League Network