Category Archives: Courtside Commentary

Youngstown State is a Feel-Good Story of this College Basketball Season

To appreciate where the Youngstown State men’s basketball team is going (the Horizon League Tournament semi-finals and possibly their first NCAA Tournament), you first need to understand where this program came from.  This has been a program with little success. … Continue reading

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Dixson’s Shooting Numbers Prove How Much His Game Has Improved

Prior to the game in mid-December at DePaul, in which he only played six minutes, UIC superstar sophomore Dikembe Dixson was averaging 22.2 points per game. More impressively, he was shooting the ball immensely better than last season, when he … Continue reading

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Horizon League is as Deep and Wide Open as Ever…Definitely

Just when we thought we had the Horizon League figured out, upsets galore occurred making the perceived weak look strong, and the thought-to-be mighty look meek. It essentially began on Thursday January 12th, when the winless (in the league) Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Former Penguin Keene is Nation’s Leading Scorer, While Ex-Teammate is Not Far Behind

It has been said that patience is a virtue. Many have also been told that good things come to those who wait. Both of these idioms could be attributed to former Youngstown State player and current Central Michigan superstar guard … Continue reading

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With a Winning Record and Resulting Roster Attrition, Was Firing Jeter the Right Move for Milwaukee?

The Milwaukee Panthers were supposed to contend for a Horizon League Championship in the 2016-17 season. Their three-leading scorers with eligibility remaining, who could have returned to the team, averaged a combined 37.1 points per game last season. But after … Continue reading

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With Addition of Nunn, Oakland Potentially Has Its Best Team Ever In 2017-18 Season

Multiple media outlets reported last week that former Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn will finish his collegiate career at Oakland. After averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior, for a Fighting Illini team that finished near the … Continue reading

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Horizon League Should Stick With 10 Teams and Maintain Geographic Identity

The last ten years or so have been filled with a nauseating amount of conference realignments. Some were precipitated by schools wanting their football programs to be better positioned to succeed and garner more revenue. To fans, it seems like … Continue reading

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