Sunday, September 7, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/7/2014

Robo Kreps Joins UIC Staff as Graduate Manager--The Catch and Shoot

Katie Hannemann Signs Pro Contract to Play in

Don't forget about Keifer Sykes--College Basketball Nation Blog

Former Milwaukee forward earns spot on NFL roster--The Catch and Shoot
Milwaukee releases non-conference schedule--The Catch and Shoot
Former Panther Niang On Senegal Roster For FIBA World
Tone Boyle Named Head Basketball Coach At Highland Community

UWM Announces 2014-15 Women's Basketball Nonconference

Power Rankings: 2014 World Cup Edition--Stein Line Live
11. AUSTRALIA (Group D)

It's truly a shame that a couple of perennial faves at Stein Line HQ -- Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills -- aren't sufficiently healthy to play. Yet even without those two, Australia sports a squad teeming with current or former NBAers, headlined by Spurs center Aron Baynes (who's had a huge summer in warmup games) and the Cleveland Cavaliers' gritty Matty Dellavedova (who's bound to remain one of the most popular Cavs, even after a certain LeBron James came home this summer).

The focus on our shores, mind you, is always going to be Dante Exum when Australia comes up. That's true even if Exum, as it appears, opens the tournament as the first guard off the bench behind Dellavedova and Valparaiso ex Ryan Brokhoeff, just two months after the Jazz made Exum the No. 5 overall pick in the June draft.

The Boomers are clearly trying to lessen expectations for Exum in the 19-year-old's first major competition of any kind. The bigger issue, though, will be mustering enough shooting to make the most of their trademark Aussie toughness. Which is going to be a problem with Mills out.
Valparaiso University Formally Acquires Former Porter Hospital Property--noodls
In his words: IPFW hoop coach talks on 'state' tournament--Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
JMU releases 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule--Augusta Free Press
Madison will first travel down to Greenville, N.C., to face east carolina (Dec. 13) before trekking to Muncie, Ind., to battle Ball State (Dec. 17). JMU closes the non-conference portion of its schedule with three straight home games when it entertains high point (Dec. 20), Norfolk State (Dec. 22) and Valparaiso (Dec. 29).

“I think there’s a terrific balance between high-caliber opponents and games we feel we can win if we’re playing good basketball and remain healthy,” Brady said of his home non-conference schedule. “Certainly Virginia, Richmond, Valparaiso and high point are picked to do well in their respective leagues and will potentially go to the NCAA Tournament.”
Valpo Athletics offers unique incentive for fans--The Torch

Men's Basketball to Host Wine Taste September

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