Sunday, August 20, 2017

News On The Horizon 8/20/2017

College Hoops Fan Mailbag: 8/17--CBB Central

Oakland has a chance to be one of the best mid-majors in the country. The trio of Martez Walker, Jalen Hayes, and Illinois transfer Kendrick Nunn should be special to watch. However, the recent departure of rim protector Isaiah Brock to focus on his education brings Greg Kampe’s team back to the pack a bit in the Horizon League. They are still the clear favorites, but I could see a couple teams hopping in and giving the Grizzlies a run for their money. One is Northern Kentucky, which claimed the league’s auto-bid last season and bring back 4 starters from last season. However, the team that has the most upside other than Oakland is UIC. The talent that Steve McClain has assembled is impressive, and this could be the year it all comes together. If superstar wing Dikembe Dixson recovers well from a torn ACL he suffered early last season, that team could be flat-out scary. Center Tai Odiase is an outstanding big man who turned heads with his play at the Adidas Nations camp this summer, making the all–tournament team. Rising sophomore guard Tarkus Ferguson stuffed the stat sheet a season ago (one of just 7 players to average at least 11.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 4.8 apg) and could contend for all-conference honors if he cuts down on turnovers. Guard Marcus Ottey also flashed the ability to score in bunches as a freshman. The Flames need to improve defensively, but the talent is there for a special season in Chicago.
The Mid-Major Basketball TV Streaming Guide--Mid-Major Madness
As cutting the cord becomes more prevalent in today’s television consuming society, one reservation that can hold people back is losing their beloved live sports.

Look, I get it. We spend so much of our time watching sports, it’s hard to imagine a life where you don’t have access to your favorite team at the click of a remote. But there are other ways to watch your favorite team if you don’t have cable.

Here’s how you can stream the games from every mid-major conferences.
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Horizon League

Site: WatchESPN
Cost: Free w/ ESPN subscription
Cleveland State’s Slow, Steady Social Media Burn--Campus Pressbox
Cleveland State among finalist for Tamell Pearson--Cleveland State Hoops
Reynolds Realizes Professional Basketball Dream, Inks Contract in Scotland--detroittitans.com
Athletic director ‘hungry for success’--UIC News

Meet the Newcomers: Kiarra Thompson--uicflames.com
Milwaukee Basketball Set To Host “Black & Gold Shootout”--mkepanthers.com
Austin Arians To Start Professional Career In Ukraine--mkepanthers.com
NKU men’s basketball team honored with ImageMaker Award from NKy Chamber of Commerce--Northern Kentucky Tribune
Chamber of Commerce to honor NKU men’s basketball--The Northerner
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to honor @NKUNorseMBB--nkunorse.com
Arbanas in stretch run of comeback--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Saturday, August 12, 2017

News On The Horizon 8/12/2017

#FridayWithFelton: On Downtown Cleveland--csuvikings.com
Tickets Now Available For Detroit Mercy Vs. Michigan Men's Basketball Game On Dec. 16--detroittitans.com
Army veteran leaves Oakland basketball program--College Basketball Talk
Coach Greg Kampe is happy to be alive and well--Oakland Post
Isaiah Brock steps down from Oakland University men’s basketball--Oakland Post
Meet the Newcomers: Jada Nneji--uicflames.com
College basketball’s mid-major breakout players: Killian Tillie, Xeyrius Williams, and more--Mid-Major Madness
Ron Patterson - IUPUI

The Jaguars will make the transition to the Horizon League without last season’s top three scorers. Patterson, who thrived as the team’s sixth-man last year, will have every opportunity to showcase the talent that once made him a coveted high-major recruit. In conference play last year, Patterson shot 45 percent from distance on just under five attempts per game. Coming in at just under 10 points per game last year, Patterson should be able to make the adjustment to carrying a heavier scoring load for the Jags this year.
UWGB men's basketball team will use Puerto Rico trip to get acquainted--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay prepping for season in Puerto Rico--Phear The Phoenix
Men's Basketball Program Ready for Team Trip to Puerto Rico--greenbayphoenix.com
Milwaukee Basketball Season Tickets Now On Sale--mkepanthers.com
NKU adds 20 courtside seats for @NKUNorseMBB, @NKUNorseWBB home games--nkunorse.com
Men's Basketball to Host Penguin Premiere at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sept. 7--ysusports.com

Women's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule--ysusports.com

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

News On The Horizon 8/2/2017

FIBA u18: College an option for Luka Samanic--Scout.com
This week a number of college coaches have watched Samanic. On Tuesday, among the schools watching Croatia's game against Iceland included Gonzaga, UC-Santa Barbara, Cleveland State, Florida, Ole Miss, Purdue and Stanford.

“It’s still an option,” Samanic said when asked about his interest in college basketball.
VIDEO: Sights & Sounds From Men's Basketball Practice--csuvikings.com
VIDEO: #FridayWithFelton | On The Coaching Staff--csuvikings.com
VIDEO: Men's Basketball Summer Practice--csuvikings.com
Felton To Participate at USA Basketball Coach Academy--csuvikings.com
VIDEO: #FridayWithFelton | On Summer Coaching Clinics--csuvikings.com
VIDEO: Week of July 24 Practice--csuvikings.com

Women’s Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-League Schedule--csuvikings.com
Max Bent Joins Men’s Basketball Program As Graduate Assistant--detroittitans.com
College notes: Former Oakland guard joins Kampe’s staff--Detroit News
Oakland dips into Tennessee for first 2019 recruit--Detroit News
Dorsey-Walker Goes Pro--Oakland Post
Konya gets contract extended into 2022--Oakland Post
IUPUI joins the Horizon League--Oakland Post

OU Night at Comerica--Oakland Post

An International Champion--Oakland Post
Vegas: Aussie PG wants to play in the U.S.--Scout.com
This month, Cameron has pulled in a wide range of college interest from the likes of Iowa State, Marquette, UW-Milwaukee, Wofford, Valparaiso, UMass, WKU, Winthrop, Seton Hall and Abilene Christian.
WSU announces non-league basketball schedule--Dayton Daily News
Trip to Georgia Tech highlights WSU’s non-league schedule--Dayton Daily News
Hey Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati: Let’s have a tourney--Dayton Daily News
Raiders Announce Non-Conference Basketball Slate--wsuraiders.com
Men’s Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-Horizon League Slate--ysusports.com
Youngstown State Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award--ysusports.com
Five Named to the NABC 2016-17 Honors Court--ysusports.com
Get to Know Summer Series: Sophomore Braun Hartfield--ysusports.com
Get to Know Summer Series: Senior Cameron Morse--ysusports.com

Nicole Griffin Joins YSU's Women’s Basketball Staff--ysusports.com
Lawrence Earns Addition to Women’s Basketball Staff--ysusports.com