Thursday, October 09, 2008

Big 12, Horizon Previews; Bad Ideas

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The Big 12 has made their preseason selections. Oklahoma gets the top spot.
Iowa State is picked for 3rd.
Nebraska is slotted for 8th.
Kansas is tabbed for 9th.

The Horizon League has made their preseason selections.
UW Green Bay is favored for the top spot.
UW Milwaukee is selected for 3rd.
Cleveland State is picked for 4th.
Butler is picked for 5th.
UI Chicago is tabbed for 7th.

You can download the Creighton Media guide.

Temple will hold their Cherry & White night on Oct. 24.

Illinois State opens their Redbird Hoop Fest on Oct. 17.

Denver is looking forward the first year under coach Erik Johnson.

The Iowa Hawkeye Seniors are ready. From the Des Moines Register.
The Iowa freshmen class is "awesome," according to senior Megan Skouby. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Iowa City will be the host of the first round of the NCAAs this year. Will Iowa be there? From the Marshalltown Times Republican.

Indiana also held their media day yesterday.

Rob Smith of East Lansing has been chosen as coach of the year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association in class A. From the Lansing State Journal.

Tim Schoonveld of Holland Christian has been chosen as coach of the year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association in class B. From the Holland Sentinel.

Ryanne Kilgore has been selected as the new coach at Belleville, Michigan. From the Heritage Papers.

The Army vs Navy clash will be on television this year.

The OK conference in Michigan will have Friday night doubleheaders this year. From the Grand Rapids Press.

Sam Mehr of Eastview also has success in soccer as a goalie. From the StarTribune.

Paddling players for messing up in games. Allegedly an assistant boys volleyball coach paddled a player for missing serves. I know it is volleyball, but put in missed free throws and it is still a bad idea. From USA Today.

Greg Thomas has been elected to the Northeast District of the IGHSAU. Thomas is the principal of Marion, IA. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Jessica Kilkenny of Governor Simcoe is a defensive stopper. From the St. Catharines Standard.

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