Thursday, May 25, 2017

News On The Horizon 5/25/2017

Conference Realignment: We should all be as hyped as Valparaiso is to join the Missouri Valley Conference--Mid-Major Madness
Now, while the university might be happy with how things turned out, not everyone feels the same way. Understandably, Jon LeCrone, the Horizon League Commissioner, is not thrilled about losing one of his conference’s most prominent members. After losing Butler a few years ago and now seeing Valpo go, the conference has lost a ton of history.

You can just feel the subdued outrage.
Breaking News: Alstork Commits to
It’s official: Wright State rival leaving Horizon League--Dayton Daily News
Horizon Leagues eyes expansion as Valpo departs for Missouri Valley--Springfield News Sun
Sanford Pentagon Showcase returns with four DI men’s teams--Sanford Pentagon

Saturday, May 20, 2017

News On The Horizon 5/20/2017

Gary Waters to Receive President's Medal at Spring Commencement on
Dontel Highsmith Joins Cleveland State Basketball
Men's Basketball to Host Team Camp on June 9-10
UAB adds Detroit Transfer Jaleel Hogan--CBB Central
Metro & state: UDM hoops adds Virginia Tech, Saint Louis to schedule--Detroit Free Press
UDM hoops adds Virginia Tech, Saint Louis for 2017-18--Detroit News
Detroit Mercy Excels Again In Latest APR
Titans to Face Virginia Tech, Saint Louis In 2017 2K

Over 50 Titans Walk During Saturday’s

Women's Basketball Among NCAA Statistical Leaders in
Oakland University athletic trainer steps down after ALS diagnosis--Detroit Free Press
Greg Kampe, members of Oakland U. family reflect on retiring athletic trainer Tom Ford--Detroit Free Press
College notes: OU rallies around trainer with ALS--Detroit News
Oakland trainer Tom Ford steps away after ALS diagnosis--Oakland Press
Pat Caputo - Know this, Oakland University trainer Tom Ford will make worst diagnosis his best work--Oakland Press
Tom Ford Steps Down--Oakland Post

Longtime athletic director to retire--UIC News

Flames Show Rise in Academic Progress
Green Bay Set to Take Part in Cancun Challenge Next
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Joah
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Boo
Update For Men’s Basketball Golf Outing On July
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Jordan
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Anthony
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Clay

Milwaukee Selected For 2017 Preseason
2017 NBA Mock Draft: After winning top pick, Celtics go with Duke's Jayson Tatum--CBS Sports

Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso The Thunder had the worst 3-point percentage in the NBA last season. Enter Peters, one of college basketball's top shooters. No, he may not have NBA athleticism, but for a team that needs to make shots, Peters and his remarkable 60.4 percent true shooting percentage fits. Oklahoma City is a team that needs to win now; taking a college senior like Peters is more wise than taking some sort of project.
Valparaiso's Alec Peters faces uncertain draft status after foot injury--Chicago Tribune
Smart, Alec: Peters pushes ahead at NBA draft combine, interviews with five teams--Post-Tribune
Valparaiso men's basketball trio heads to Europe through Athletes in Action--Post-Tribune
NWIU NOTES: Peters to attend NBA Draft Combine--NWI Times
Gore, Bradford, Smits to Embark on Athletes in Action
Horizon League loses Valparaiso--Cincinnati Enquirer
How will Horizon League replace Valparaiso?--Cincinnati Enquirer
John Brannen Basketball Camps set for this

NKU student-athletes post 3.25 department GPA in Spring
Women's Basketball Recruiting
YSU coaches wait on Valpo, league to finish scheduling--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Adds Elite Camp to Summer Camp
Men’s Basketball Signs Trio of Frontcourt Recruits for

Looking Forward: YSU Women’s Basketball Class of 2021 Fall Signees

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

News On The Horizon 5/9/2017

Five programs that could replace Valparaiso in the Horizon League--Sporting News
Five programs that could replace Valparaiso in the Horizon League--Sporting News
Conference realignment: Horizon League expansion options--Mid-Major Madness
Valparaiso's potential departure may change Horizon League--Detroit Free Press
Valparaiso’s exit would leave hole in Horizon League--Detroit News
Valparaiso expected to leave Horizon League--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Horizon League loses Valparaiso--Cincinnati Enquirer
Wright State rival leaving Horizon League--Dayton Daily News
HL commissioner says conference prepared for Valpo depature--Springfield News-Sun
Cleveland State basketball coach Dennis Felton adding coaches, players -- Terry Pluto (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer
CSU Head Coach Dennis Felton Names Coaching
Valparaiso ditching Horizon League for MVC--Phear The Phoenix
Meet The Basketball Tournament Roster: Ed
Missouri Valley invites Valparaiso to replace Wichita State--College Basketball Talk
Missouri Valley Conference invites Valparaiso to join conference--Sporting News
Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join league--Sports Illustrated
Missouri Valley presidents vote for Valpo to replace Wichita State, stay at 10 teams--CBS Sports
Missouri Valley Conference votes to add Valparaiso--Mid-Major Madness
Valparaiso joining Missouri Valley Conference, replacing departed Wichita State--SB Nation
Valparaiso to join Missouri Valley Conference--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Valparaiso invited to join Missouri Valley Conference--Chicago Tribune
Round 2: Valparaiso receives invitation to Missouri Valley Conference--Post-Tribune
UPDATED: Valparaiso invited to Missouri Valley Conference--NWI Times
Valpo Men's Basketball Seeking Team

Valpo Adds Benton to Women’s Basketball Coaching
Women’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Award
Registration open for Camryn Whitaker Basketball
Elite Camp
Coaching holdover set to work with new staff--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Danny Reese Named YSU Men’s Basketball Assistant to the Head

Thursday, May 4, 2017

News On The Horizon 5/4/2017

2017 NBA Draft official early entry list--College Basketball Talk
Here is the current list of early entrants:
Mark Alstork, Wright State Jr.
Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso Jr.
Basketball Standout Tyree Appleby Signs Letter of Intent With Cleveland State--NEO Sports Insiders
Tyree Appleby Signs NLI With Cleveland
Detroit Mercy Adds Transfer Prince; More Signings Expected Next
Star forward Jaleel Hogan's future at UDM in limbo--Detroit News
Detroit Mercy adds fifth-year transfer Roschon Prince--Detroit News
Detroit Mercy Adds A Fifth Year Prince To Its
Detroit Mercy Signs Dakota's Dynamic Duo In Ballantyne, Jackson
Greg Kampe’s ‘Coaches Beat Cancer’ event is unique and awesome--College Basketball Talk
Big-name coaches keep helping Oakland's coach raise money for cancer research--CBS Sports
Oakland coach Greg Kampe bringing back his Beat Cancer event--Detroit Free Press
Oakland hoops to play Kansas, Syracuse in HoopHall Invite games--Detroit Free Press
Izzo, Kampe share mutual respect for MSU-Oakland series--Detroit News
Oakland will play Kansas, Syracuse as part of Hoophall Miami Invitational--Oakland Press
Campbell Signs With Swiss Pro
Wisconsin Badgers Land Transfer Trevor Anderson--BT Powerhouse
UWGB's Anderson transfers to Wisconsin--Green Bay Press Gazette
Trevor Anderson leaving Green Bay, will walk-on at Wisconsin--Phear the Phoenix
TBT Preview: Milwaukee alumni hope to play for a cause--Mid-Major Madness
UWM considering move to Missouri Valley Conference--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Valley Hoops Insider reports the MVC is done visiting schools--PantherU

Rechlicz Adds Amanda Baierl To Incoming
MVC round table: What number, format works for Valley basketball?--Wichita Eagle
The Missouri Valley Visits Are Over--Valley Hoops Insider
A Deeper Look @ Valparaiso (Part One)--Valley Hoops Insider
Germany's Marten Linssen signs with Valparaiso--Post-Tribune
NWIU NOTES: VU's Tevonn Walker withdraws from NBA Draft--NWI Times
Linssen continues Valparaiso’s European connection--NWI Times
Lottich nabs key Providence transfer--Valpo Torch
Valpo Men’s Basketball To Host Three Summer
Linssen Joins Valpo Basketball
Catching up with former Northern Kentucky University hoops star Mike "Walt" Kelsey--WCPO
NKU is a regional asset that's on the rise--Cincinnati Enquirer
New Wright State scholarship offers include son of former Cincinnati Bengal--Dayton Daily News
Wright State adds another basketball recruit--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Sign
Akuchie latest to join YSU--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU assistant excited about Penguins’ future--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Latin Davis to leave Penguins’ team--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men's Basketball Announces 2017 Summer Camp
Garrett Covington Signs NLI with Youngstown
Youngstown State Men’s Basketball Adds Transfer Devin
Youngstown State Men’s Basketball Inks Michael Akuchie to