Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Shows Begin, Police Blotter Returns

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BIG 10
The Mastey Twins of Becker are part of the Gopher's All Minnesota freshman class. From WCCO.

Michigan State started their practice with Friday Night Flashback. Coach Suzy Merchant channelled Carol Burnett.

Indiana had Hoosier Hysteria. Coach Felisha Leggett-Jack came out as a prize fighter.

Purdue had Mackey Madness. The team apparently did a choreographed dance. Danielle (Bird) Cardinal, a member of the 1999 national championship team, and husband Brian gave a $250,000 gift to renovate and expand Mackey arena.

Northwestern opened the Joe McKeown era with an intense practice.

Here is the Ohio State season outlook.

Yale opened their practice in a party atmosphere.

Army has 7 letter winners back.

Kansas had their Late Nite with women's team performing an "America's Best Dance Team" themed skit.

Illinois State had HoopFest back at Horton Field House.

Southern Illinois had Maroon Madness with smoke machines.

Bradley returns 8 letter winners.

Arkansas State has five starters back.

Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcom answers a few questions.

Amy Beggin (Roseville) won the 3 point contest at the New Mexico Lobo Howl.

Alex D. Quandt, a former Mishicot, Wisconsin JV girls basketball coach, allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old girl in May 2007 and the girl became pregnant. He is taking full responsibility for his actions, the complaint indicates. From the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.

Here are the Friday results from the Toronto Star.

Claire Arrowsmith, York Mills 22 vs. Jefferys 53-42
Reena Ahmed, Jefferys 22 vs. York Mills 42-53

5th Annual
Cornhusker Shooting Stars
Fall Battle

November 15th and 16th 2008- Lincoln, NE
5 game guarantee, 16 minute stopped clock halves
Registration done online
6th grade girls
7th grade girls
8th grade girls
This is a 5 game guarantee tournament. If you are interested please let us know, as we have already received a lot of interest, and the tournament will fill up fast. The tournament last year featured 26 girls teams from 6 states. Any questions let me know. If you plan to attend please let us know as well. All games will be ran like a high school game, 16 minutes of stopped clock basketball per half. We will only take 12 teams per age division, and I have already received a lot of interest.
Championship games will be broadcasted live via the internet for everyone to listen to!!
All Registration is done online at
Tournaments schedules and results posted online during the tournament!
It's tough to find more then one or two quality events in the winter, that have more then 1 or 2 good teams. This will be one!!!
Dan Lesoing
Cost is $300- 5 game guarantee. Registration is done online - tournaments- CSS Winter Battle
Results from 2007 Fall Battle
8th grade girls: 1) Air Oklahoma Stars, 2) All Iowa Attack, 3) Cornhusker Shooting Stars
7th grade girls: 1) Cornhusker Shooting Stars 2) All Iowa Attack 3) Cedar Rapids Panthers
6th grade girls: 1) All Iowa Attack 2) Iowa Lightning 3) Cornhusker Shooting Stars
Last years Winter Battle also included some of Kansas City's top programs including Missouri Valley Eclipse, KC Thundercats, and KC Hoopstars.

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