Thursday, October 15, 2015

News On The Horizon 10/15/2015

CBS Sports 2015-16 ranking of every college basketball team, from 1-351--Eye On College Basketball
41. Valparaiso: Going to be a tremendous team this season. You are seeing that ranking correctly. Bryce Drew's team is capable of winning 30 games. Everybody's back from a team that almost beat Maryland in the NCAA Tournament.
103. Oakland: Clear-cut second-best team in the Horizon League this season. Greg Kampe's got Kahlil Felder playing like 39.5 minutes per game, but he's worth all of it. And Max Hooper can hoop. The Grizzlies will also have Iowa State transfer Percy Gibson playing the middle.
152. Wright State: Biggie Minnis transferred in from Rhode Island, and will replace Chrishawn Hopkins and Reggie Arceneaux in the backcourt. That, along with a returning backcourt, should make Wright State a tough out in the Horizon.
164. Milwaukee: Expect the Panthers to be much smoother on offense this season. Rob Jeter's team is the dark horse choice to steal the auto bid in the Horizon from Valpo.
173. Detroit: Losing Juwan Howard will be a hard pill to swallow, but Paris Bass should be an all-league performer under Ray McCallum. A solid mid-league team in the Horizon.
178. Green Bay: Linc Darner's a highly thought of coach, but losing Keifer Sykes, Greg Mays and Alfonzo McKinnie will be tough. Look for Jordan Fouse to take a step forward on offense though after years of being a defensive stopper.
200. Cleveland State: Trey Lewis, who put up 16 points per game, transfers via early graduation and goes to Louisville. That will hurt. Anton Grady, the team's second-best player, transfers via early graduation and goes to Wichita State. Rough stuff for Gary Waters.
261. Northern Kentucky: A new member of the Horizon, NKU still can't play for the league title until 2017. They also feature a new coach in John Brannen, who replaces Dave Bezold.
285. Illnois-Chicago: Old coach: Howard Moore. New coach: Steve McClain. Former Indiana assistant and a guy who won more than 150 games at his previous head-coaching stop, Wyoming.
295. Youngstown State: Probably the worst team in the Horizon League. Poor Penguins. Will this be Jerry Slocum's last season as coach? Another 2-14 spell in league play might do it.
Horizon League poll: OU, UDM up high; Felder honored--The Detroit Free Press

Valparaiso picked to win Horizon League basketball title; Cleveland State picked seventh (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Picked Seventh in Horizon League Men's Basketball Preseason

Bass Tabbed All-League First Team, Titans Picked Fourth In HL Preseason
Titans Have Fun At Horizon League Media

Reynolds Earns College Sports Madness Preseason

Oakland’s Felder voted Horizon preseason player of year--The Detroit News
Oakland picked second in Horizon League preseason poll, Kahlil Felder preseason Player of Year--The Oakland Press

Look Back at Horizon League Media Day

Ruvanna Campbell named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Horizon First

UWGB picked to finish 6th in Horizon League--Green Bay Press Gazette
Jordan Fouse named to Preseason All-Horizon First Team--Phear The Phoenix
Senior Jordan Fouse Selected to Preseason First

UWM Panthers picked to finish third in Horizon League--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tiby Named To Preseason All-Horizon League First

Local Roundup: Munster, KV win in Class 2A girls soccer regional--The Post-Tribune
VU men picked to win Horizon League: Valparaiso University was picked as the preseason Horizon League men's basketball favorite, it was announced at Wednesday's media day in Chicago.

The Crusaders, last season's regular-season and tournament champions, received 36 of 43 first-place votes.

Junior forward Alec Peters was named to the all-league first team, finishing behind Oakland junior point guard Kahlil Felder for preseason Player of the Year.

Fifth-year senior center Vashil Fernandez, sophomore guard Tevonn Walker and senior guard Darien Walker made the all-league second team for the Crusaders.

Peters averaged 16.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last season, earning first-team honors. Fernandez, the reigning league Defensive Player of the Year, had a school-record 98 blocked shots last season, averaging 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Tevonn Walker, an all-freshman team selection last season, averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darien Walker averaged 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Oakland was picked second in the league poll, receiving six first-place votes. Milwaukee was tabbed third and Detroit fourth, with the Titans receiving the one other first-place vote. Wright State, Green Bay, Cleveland State, UIC, Youngstown State and newcomer Northern Kentucky completed the preseason poll.
Valparaiso picked to repeat as Horizon League champions--The NWI Times
Thoughts from 2015 Horizon League Media Day--Inside VU Sports
Crusaders Picked to Win Horizon League; Four Named Preseason
Horizon League MBB Preseason Poll

Raiders picked to finish fifth in Horizon League--Dayton Daily News
Yoho Selected to Preseason

Hain Named Preseason All-Horizon League Second-Team, Penguins Picked
Men's Basketball to Host Fourth Annual Tip-Off Banquet Oct.

YSU women to present youthful look in 2015-16 season--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Strong Freshman Class Adds Depth to Women’s Basketball Roster--The Jambar
Benjamin Named Preseason Second-Team All-League by College Sports
Women's Basketball Hosts Annual Media

Men's Basketball Tournament Logo, Bracket Unveiled--Horizon League Network
Valparaiso Tabbed Horizon League Favorite; Felder Voted Player of the Year in Preseason Poll--Horizon League Network
#HLMBB Media Day ESPN3 Schedule--Horizon League Network

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