Saturday, September 23, 2017

News On The Horizon 9/23/2017

ESPN changes LCA hoops times to avoid Lions conflict--Detroit News
Update – Horizon/Valparaiso Lawsuit--Valley Hoops Insiders
State of the Cleveland State Fandom: This Must Be the Turning Point--Campus Pressbox
Felton and Thomas Join WKYC at Hops & Hoops

Kelly Bruce Named Women’s Basketball Director Of
The District Detroit CBB Showcase Schedule
Titans At UCLA Game Time Set, Will Be Televised By PAC 12

Men’s & Women’s Basketball Home Tip-Times All
Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale

Women’s basketball raises money for food pantry--UIC News
Former Canterbury player starting over on basketball career--Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Can Alfonzo McKinnie be Green Bay’s first NBA player since 1998?--Phear The Phoenix
Milwaukee Athletics Announces Basketball Broadcast
Basketball Broadcast Agreements And Talent
Dreaming big next season? Experience did matter for mid-majors in 2016-17--Mid-Major Madness
Mid-majors in the 2017 NCAA Tournament
Team                    League          Experience (rank)       Experience (average years)
Northern Kentucky       Horizon         291st                   1.3

The narratives in this list are all over the map.

The “season’s never lost” rally came from teams both young and old. Two of the least experienced teams — Northern Kentucky and Kent State — were considered surprise winners, to varying degrees, of their respective league tournaments.

Ashley Earley joins @NKUNorseWBB
CBB Central Mailbag- 9/21--CBB Central

Wright State is hosting an exempt event this season, and it should be a fairly interesting field of mid-major clubs. To me, the best team in the event is Fairfield out of the MAAC. The Stags have some pretty talented pieces around MAAC POY candidate Tyler Nelson, and could find themselves contending for a MAAC title if they get good point guard play. Next for me would be Wright State. You have to love the duo of Grant Benzinger and Justin Mitchell. Key this season will be the play of Parker Ernsthausen, who I think can be a breakout candidate. Both Gardner-Webb and Jacksonville project as mid-pack or lower teams in their respective conferences.
Rising Rivalries: Northern Kentucky University--The Guardian
A brief history of WSU sports--The Guardian
Tickets Now Available for 3rd Annual Raider Basketball Tip-Off
Penguins continue recruiting in Ohio--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Saturday, September 16, 2017

News On The Horizon 9/16/2017

ESPN networks to show U-M/UDM, MSU/OU games at Little Caesars Arena--Detroit Free Press
MSU's Mark Hollis upset Detroit hoops tourney conflicts with Lions-Bears--Detroit Free Press
UM-UDM at 1:30, MSU-OU at 4 in LCA hoops doubleheader--Detroit News
College Basketball 2017: Rumors of open transfer rule has coaches on edge (photos)--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Women’s Basketball Adds All-America Transfer Rachel
Detroit Mercy confirms hoops star Jaleel Hogan is on roster--Detroit News
Rapping helps Titan player chill--Varsity News
ESPN Family of Networks to Broadcast The District Detroit College Basketball

Women's Basketball Field Trip Day Set for Nov.
Kampe: MSU-Oakland tip time could move to avoid Lions--Detroit News
UIC Adds Two Home Games to Basketball

Flames to Join Hunger
New Video Production Featuring Head Coach Pat

Milwaukee Women's Basketball To Hold Walk-On
@NKUNorseMBB 2017-18 season tickets on
Gem City Jam, the forgotten rivalry--The Guardian Online
Help Raise Funds for

Women's Basketball Looking for
Walk this way: YSU non-scholarship players part of team--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Regional recruits key to YSU success--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU’s Florida athletes deal with hurricane--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Men’s Basketball to Appear on BTN, Fox Sports

Sunday, September 10, 2017

News On The Horizon 9/10/2017

2017-18 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games--Blogging the Bracket
2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project
Nov. 10, 21, 22, 24: Campus sites (Schedule)
Nov. 16-17: New York (Hosts’ Championship Rounds)
Nov. 18-19: Nashville (Visitors’ Subregional)
Hosts’ Semifinals (Nov. 16)

Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (A 10), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Providence Friars (Big East) vs. Washington Huskies (Pac-12), approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Hosts’ Finals (Nov. 17)

Championship: approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Consolation: 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Visitors’ Semifinals (Nov. 18)

Seattle Redhawks (WAC) vs. Detroit-Mercy Titans (Horizon), 12 p.m.
Houston Baptist Huskies (Southland) at Belmont Bruins (OVC), approx. 12:30 p.m.
Visitors’ Finals (Nov. 19)

Championship: 11 a.m.
Consolation: approx. 1:30 p.m.
Regional Round Games

Nov. 10: Houston Baptist at Providence; Detroit-Mercy at Virginia Tech, TBA p.m. (ACC Network Extra); Seattle at Saint Louis; Belmont at Washington

Nov. 21: Houston Baptist at Virginia Tech

Nov. 22: Belmont at Providence; Detroit-Mercy at Saint Louis

Nov. 24: Seattle at Washington
Islands Of The Bahamas Showcase
Nov. 17-19: Bahamas (dates via Weber State; full field via Vermont)
Quarterfinals (Nov. 17, Matchups TBA)

Bradley Braves (MVC)
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Sun Belt)
Iona Gaels (MAAC)
James Madison Dukes (CAA)
Northern Kentucky Norse (Horizon)
UTSA Roadrunners (C-USA)
Vermont Catamounts (AE)
Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky)

Semifinals (Nov. 18)

Top half
Bottom half
Consolation Semifinals (Nov. 18)

Top half
Bottom half
Finals (Nov. 19)

3rd/4th Place:
5th/6th Place:
7th/8th Place:
Showcase On The Banks
Nov. 12-24: Campus sites

Nov. 12: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (NEC) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten), 2:30 p.m. (BTN) (Rutgers)

Nov. 14: Cleveland State Vikings (Horizon) at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (BTN)

Nov. 17: Coppin State Eagles (MEAC) at Cleveland State (Cleveland State)

Nov. 18: Central Connecticut State at East Carolina Pirates (American) (CCSU)

Nov. 19: Coppin State at Rutgers, 12:30 p.m. (BTN Plus)

Nov. 20: Cleveland State at East Carolina

Nov. 21: Coppin State at Central Connecticut State

Nov. 24: East Carolina at Rutgers, 1 p.m. (BTN Plus); Central Connecticut State at Cleveland State
Hoops In The Heartland Benefitting Men Vs. Breast Cancer
Nov. 13-30: Campus sites

Nov. 13: Florida A&M Rattlers (MEAC) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC) (Mississippi State)

Nov. 17: Lakeland (non-D1) at Green Bay Phoenix (Horizon), 8 p.m. (Green Bay)

Nov. 18: Howard Payne (non-D1) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland) (SFA)

Nov. 20: Green Bay at Mississippi State

Nov. 22: Florida A&M at North Dakota State Bison (Summit) (North Dakota State); Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State

Nov. 24: Florida A&M at Green Bay, 7 p.m.

Nov. 26: Florida A&M at Stephen F. Austin

Nov. 27: Stetson Hatters (A-Sun) at Green Bay, 8 p.m.

Nov. 28: North Dakota State at Stephen F. Austin

Nov. 29: Stetson at North Dakota State, 8 p.m.

Nov. 30: North Dakota State at Mississippi State
Adolph Rupp Classic
Nov. 15-26: Campus sites (Kentucky; UIC; Fort Wayne; Troy; ETSU)

Nov. 15: Delaware State Hornets (MEAC) at Fort Wayne Mastodons (Summit)

Nov. 16: Delaware State at UIC Flames (Horizon)

Nov. 17: ETSU Buccaneers (SoCon) at Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)

Nov. 18: Fort Wayne at UIC

Nov. 20: Troy Trojans (Sun Belt) at Kentucky; Delaware State at ETSU

Nov. 22: Fort Wayne at Kentucky; Troy at ETSU

Nov. 25: Fort Wayne at ETSU

Nov. 26: UIC at Kentucky

Nov. 27: Delaware State at Troy

Nov 29: UIC at Troy
HoopHall Miami Invitational
Nov. 17-30, Dec. 2: Campus sites (Syracuse)
Dec. 2: Miami

Nov. 17 or 18: Texas Southern Tigers (SWAC) at Syracuse Orange (ACC)

Nov. 18: Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon) at Toledo Rockets (MAC)

Nov. 20: Oakland at Syracuse, TBA p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

Nov. 21: Texas Southern Tigers at Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12), 8 p.m. (Jayhawk Sports Network)

Nov. 22: Toledo at Syracuse

Nov. 24: Oakland at Kansas, 8 p.m. (Jayhawk Sports Network)

Nov. 28: Toledo at Kansas, 8 p.m. (Jayhawk Sports Network)

Nov. 30: Texas Southern at Oakland

Dec. 2: Texas Southern at Toledo

Dec. 2 (at Miami)
Kansas vs. Syracuse, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Miami vs. Princeton (non-exempt), approx. 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Black & Gold Shootout
Nov. 10: Campus sites (Milwaukee)
Nov. 17-19: Milwaukee

Nov. 10: LaCrosse (Non-D1) at Milwaukee

Nov. 17
Elon Phoenix (CAA) vs. FIU Panthers (C-USA)
Concordia-St. Paul (Non-D1) at Milwaukee Panthers (Horizon)

Nov. 18
Concordia-St. Paul vs. Elon
FIU at Milwaukee

Nov. 19
FIU vs. Concordia-St. Paul
Elon at Milwaukee
Sanford Pentagon Showcase
Nov. 20-21: Campus sites
Nov. 24-26: Sioux Falls, S.D.

Nov. 20: Blue Mountain Toppers (NAIA, SSAC) at Southern Mississippi

Nov. 21 : Northern New Mexico Eagles (NAIA, Independent) at Northern Colorado; Westminster Titans (DIII, PAC) at Youngstown State

Nov. 24
South Dakota Coyotes (Summit) vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (C-USA), 6:30 p.m.
Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (Horizon), approx. 9 p.m.

Nov. 25
Youngstown State vs. Southern Mississippi, 5 p.m.
South Dakota vs. Northern Colorado, approx. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 26
Northern Colorado vs. Southern Miss, 12 p.m.
Youngstown State vs. South Dakota, approx. 2:30 p.m.
Wright State MTE
Nov. 20-21: Campus sites
Nov. 24-26: Dayton (Wright State)

Nov 20: Webber International (non-D1) at Jacksonville; Tiffin (non-D1) at Wright State

Nov. 21: Brevard (non-D1) at Gardner-Webb

Nov. 24
Jacksonville Dolphins (A-Sun) vs. Fairfield Stags (MAAC)
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (Big South) at Wright State Raiders (Horizon)

Nov. 25
Fairfield vs. Gardner-Webb
Jacksonville at Wright State

Nov. 26
Gardner-Webb vs. Jacksonville
Fairfield at Wright State
Neutral-Site Games
Nov. 11: Akron (Akron)
Cleveland State at Akron, 7 p.m.
Kent State vs. Youngstown State, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Detroit Showcase

Dec. 16: Detroit (Oakland/Michigan)
Michigan vs. Detroit-Mercy, 5:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Oakland, approx. 8 p.m.
Cleveland State 2017 basketball schedule features Michigan State, Cincinnati--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State men’s basketball announces non-conference schedule--NEO Sports Insiders
Felton’s Debut Season at Cleveland State Will Be Grueling--Campus Pressbox
Top Target Off the Board--Cleveland State Hoops
CSU Announces 2017-18 Horizon League Men’s Basketball
Cleveland State Announces 2017-18 Non-League

#HLWBB Schedule Released For 2017-18
Horizon League Releases Men’s Basketball

Women's Basketball Releases Full 2017-18

UNLV transfer Dwayne Morgan sets visit to St. John’s--Rumble in the Garden
Although he has scheduled a visit with St. John’s, various other schools are expected to get involved with Morgan. According to USA Today Sports Media contributor Eli Boettger, Morgan has been appealed to the idea of playing at Boston College, Washington State, and Illinois-Chicago.
Men’s basketball adds coaching staff--UIC News
Flames Announce 2017-18

Women's Basketball Sets 2017-18
How Justus Stanback regained his passion for basketball, and where it will take him next--Indy Star

Green Bay releases 2017/2018 schedule--Phear the Phoenix
Green Bay Men's Basketball Releases 2017-18

5 NCAA teams highlight UWGB women's basketball schedule--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Releases Full 2017-18
Panthers announce 2017-18 Horizon League schedule--On Milwaukee
UWM men's basketball team sets Horizon League schedule--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Announces 2017-18 Horizon League

Horizon League Unveils Women’s Basketball
NKU announces 2017-18 men's basketball schedule--Cincinnati Enquirer
NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released--The Northerner
@NKUNorseMBB announces 2017-18

@NKUNorseWBB unveils 2017-18
Wright State to open Horizon League schedule vs. UIC--Dayton Daily News
Penguin Premiere set for Thursday--Youngstown Vindicator
Calhoun, YSU’s men’s team hold meet-and-greet--Youngstown Vindicator
Penguin basketball team involved in community--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Penguins open Horizon League in Cleveland--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Basketball Looking to Win Big: Penguin Premiere Ready for Fans--The Jambar
YSU Men's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Horizon League

Long Home Stand, Road Swings Ahead for YSU in Horizon League
Horizon League Announces Men's Basketball Conference Schedule, ESPN Games--The Horizon League

Horizon League Reveals Women's Basketball Conference Schedule--The Horizon League