Akron (John Groce) and Cleveland State (Dennis Felton) have new head coaches with rebuilding rosters. Veteran Kent State coach Rob Senderoff must retool from the graduation loss of All-MAC forwards Jimmy Hall and Deon Edwin. Here is a capsule look at each team, three weeks into preseason practice.VIDEO: Favorite NBA Players for Men's Basketball Players--csuvikings.com
CLEVELAND STATE -- Like Akron, Felton and the Vikings have had a lot of player turnover since the end of last season, with the senior backcourt of Bobby Word, Kenny Carpenter key to the immediate future. Felton has been implementing a lot of updated defensive concepts hoping to help his undersized team be more competitive over the course of the season.
Officials with all three programs said they are looking into the possibility of playing that extra exhibition. Another limitation is players can't miss class time, meaning games will have to be played on the weekend and/or against nearby competition.
Horizon League member Youngstown State announced Wednesday that it will play host to Thiel in an exhibition game Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Getting to know OU athletes--Oakland Post
Basketball’s Christopher Palombizio:UW-Green Bay's new AD, Charles Guthrie, has Packers connections--Green Bay Press Gazette
Christopher Palombizio is his name, and basketball is his game.
Palombizio rotates between small forward and power forward. This is his 16th year playing the game he loves.
Sophomore Palombizio is majoring in Human Resource Development, and has a tentative graduation date of 2019/2020.
Favorite movie: Friday. Favorite color: Black. Favorite currently enrolled class: Career Development.
“My favorite thing about basketball is the ups and downs in which it teaches you a lot about yourself and challenges you in all aspects.”
UW-Green Bay Names Charles Guthrie Ninth Athletics Director in Program History--greenbayphoenix.com
MU, UWM will play basketball exhibition for hurricane relief efforts--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Single-Game Tickets And Mini-Plans Now On Sale--mkepanthers.com
NKU Norse get verbal commitment from Kansas shooting guard Bryant Mocaby--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU Athletics announces that CW Cincinnati will air five Norse men’s basketball games this season--Northern Kentucky Tribune
@NKUNorseMBB season ticket sales soar for 2017-18; Mini plans & single-game tickets now available--nkunorse.com
Wright State to face coach’s son in basketball exhibition--Springfield News-Sun
The Ukraine Train: Vitaly Potapenko--The Guardian Online
Hartfield to be big contributor for YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
New Season, New Staff: YSU Basketball Gears Up--The Jambar
Men's Basketball to Host Thiel in Hurricane Relief Exhibition Game Oct. 24--ysusports.com