A Look at What’s Happening This Week with the Cleveland State Sports Teams--NEO Sports Insiders
Vikings Open 2015-16 With Exhibition Victory Over Lake Erie--csuvikings.com
Men’s Basketball to Hold Special Event for UIC Students Thursday--uicflames.com
Women's Basketball Exhibition Opener Tonight--uicflames.com
Green Bay's November schedule at a glance--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Basketball to Host Annual Media Day on Tuesday--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Mid-Major Power Rankings: The best from the rest of the country--CollegeBasketballTalk
1. ValparaisoMid-Major All-Americans--CollegeBasketballTalk
Just ask Maryland how good these guys are. The Crusaders took the Terps to the brink in the NCAA tournament last season. The Horizon League champs return head coach Bryce Drew, all five starters and nearly the entire roster of a 28-win team from last season. Junior forward Alec Peters is a matchup nightmare (think mid-major Kyle Wiltjer), center Vashil Fernandez is a great rim protector and there are also tough guards like Tevonn Walker and Darien Walker. Also a very deep team, Valpo has a top eight that would make many power conference schools envious.
SECOND TEAM10 coaches on the rise: Jerod Haase has UAB on right track--Eye On College Basketball
Alec Peters, Valparaiso
An incredibly dangerous offensive force, Peters put up ridiculous shooting splits (48% FG, 82% FT, 46% 3PT) while averaging 16.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. At 6-foot-9, Peters is a matchup nightmare because of his size and ability to hit jumpers from anywhere on the floor.
Bryce Drew, ValpoCollege basketball AP Poll: Gonzaga, Wichita State land in preseason top 10--Mid-Major Madness
After being mentioned for the vacancies at both DePaul and Iowa State, Drew returns to Valpo where he'll coach a team that took Maryland to the wire last March in the Round of 64. In four years as a head coach, Drew has never won fewer than 18 games in a season and boasts an impressive 49-17 record in the Horizon League. It's not a matter of if, but when Drew becomes a head coach in a power conference.
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon (0-0) 116; SMU (0-0) 112; West Virginia (0-0) 84; Texas A&M (0-0) 72; Cincinnati (0-0) 63; Miami (Fla.) (0-0) 48; Louisville (0-0) 46; Georgetown (0-0) 23; North Carolina State (0-0) 19; Florida State (0-0) 18; Texas (0-0) 18; Rhode Island (0-0) 17; Dayton (0-0) 12; Xavier (0-0) 12; Providence (0-0) 10; Iowa (0-0) 6; BYU (0-0) 5; Valparaiso (0-0) 5; Boise State (0-0) 4; Old Dominion (0-0) 3; Oklahoma State (0-0) 2; UCLA (0-0) 2; San Diego State (0-0) 2; Central Michigan (0-0) 1; UC Irvine (0-0) 1; Iona (0-0) 1; Yale (0-0) 1Experienced, eager Valparaiso dives into live competition--The Post-Tribune
Valpo Men Ready to Hit the Court For 2015-16 Season--valpoathletics.com
TJ Chumps Set to Host Coach's Show--wsuraiders.com
Women's Basketball to Host Exhibition Game vs. Marietta on Sunday--ysusports.com