Monthly Archives: February 2016

Can I Get Some Defense With a Side of Defense, Please?

With the NBA becoming more geared to shooters and higher scoring, this type of mindset and style of play has trickled down to the college and high school levels. This has become very apparent in the Horizon League, who has … Continue reading

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Officials Deserve to be Treated Better, Period

After making negative comments toward referees during their loss to Valparaiso this past Friday, Oakland’s Athletics Director and Director of Men’s Basketball Operations were suspended by the Horizon League. They both had to “sit out” Sunday’s game at Illinois-Chicago, which … Continue reading

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Valpo Outlasts Detroit Mercy to Clinch Outright Horizon League Title

With so many emotions on Senior Day, the first minute of the game between Valparaiso and visiting Detroit Mercy was played at a frenetic pace. There were steals, blocked shots, fastbreaks, and missed layups. But both teams soon settled down … Continue reading

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Valpo’s Fernandez is Making the Most of His Second Senior Season

It is not often that a college basketball player gets to participate in Senior Day festivities twice. But that is the case for Valparaiso center Vashil Fernandez. Last season, he had six points, two rebounds, and a blocked shot in … Continue reading

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After Tough Start, Oakland Rebounded to Control Own Destiny

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have to be feeling good about themselves right now. They are exactly where they wanted to be at this point in the season. After a convincing 89-73 victory at Wright State to gain sole possession of … Continue reading

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Titans Stifle Panthers on Senior Day

It was fitting that the Detroit Titans were sporting their red jerseys on Senior Day because their shooting was red hot in defeating Wisconsin-Milwaukee 80-66. The Titans made their first eight field goal attempts, and did not miss one until … Continue reading

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Upsets Abound in Wild Thursday Night

Three upsets occurred in a surprising night of H-League play. The only team that was able to avoid the upset bug was the team one would most expect to, Valparaiso. The Crusaders held off a surprisingly solid Northern Kentucky team 64-52. … Continue reading

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