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Milwaukee set to induct four into Athletics Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will induct three former student-athletes and a former coach into its Athletics Hall of Fame Sunday, April 26. Heather Czappa, Sue (Raschka) Korpal, Susan (Moynihan) Manning and Hugh Thompson will all become part of the hall of fame during ceremonies at the UWM Union. The hall of fame induction will be part of the UWM Student-Athlete Award Reception, which begins at 4 p.m. The four represent a wide range of sports of UWM, with swimming and ...

New UWM AD George Koonce Named To Wisconsin Sports Business Leaders List

MILWAUKEE - New University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Director of Athletics George Koonce has been named one of the Top 10 Sports Business Leaders in the state of Wisconsin. The list was published this weekend by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Meanwhile, Koonce will join Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle at three stops this week as part of Wisconsin Covenant Day activities. Koonce and Doyle will appear together in Madison Tuesday, LaCrosse Thursday and Stevens Point and Kenosha Friday. In putting Koonce ...

YSU Athletics Acquires Hoops From 2009 Men's Basketball Final Four

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown State University Athletics has acquired the basketball hoops from the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four for use by its men's and women's basketball programs effective immediately, the department announced. The basketball hoops were installed on Friday. "The acquisition of these two basketball hoops is another important step in the enhancement of the Beeghly Center," Associate Athletics Director Rick Love said. "We want the Beeghly Center ...

Detroit Student-Athletes Recognized at President's Luncheon

DETROIT - The annual University of Detroit Mercy President's Athletic and Academic Honors Luncheon was held Thursday on Detroit's campus to recognize those student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom the past year. Craig Budzynski (Grand Rapids, MI/Forest Hills Northern) and Jacqueline Nortman (Groves, TX/Msgr. Kelly Catholic) each received the most prestigious award of the afternoon, the President's Award, which is given to the Titans' most outstanding senior student-athletes. ...

CSU Student-Athletes Honored For Academic Success

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A record 152 student-athletes, representing every intercollegiate sport sponsored at Cleveland State University, were recognized for their academic accomplishments at the 19th annual John Konstantinos Athletic Academic Honors Luncheon, which was held on Thursday afternoon (April 16) in the Wolstein Center. "The Athletic Academic Honors Luncheon celebrates what intercollegiate athletics is all about," CSU Director of Athletics Lee Reed said. "We are quick to recognize ...

Eric Simpson named Loyola head women's basketball coach

CHICAGO -- Loyola University Chicago has named Eric Simpson head women's basketball coach. Simpson becomes the seventh coach of the Loyola women's program, replacing Shannon Reidy, who guided the Ramblers for the previous four seasons. "I am extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity to lead the Loyola women's basketball program," said Simpson. "Having been educated at St. Ignatius and through some of my previous work experiences, I feel very comfortable ...

Butler's Brad Stevens Agrees To Contract Extension

INDIANAPOLIS - After completing another successful campaign at the helm of the Butler men's basketball team, head coach Brad Stevens has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the program through the 2015-16 season. Butler University President Dr. Bobby Fong and Director of Athletics Barry Collier made the announcement on Thursday (April 2). The Bulldogs have continued to thrive under the guidance of Stevens, who took over the reins following the team's run to the "Sweet ...

Horizon League, WebStream Productions announce expanded partnership for Horizon League Network

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Horizon League and WebStream Productions announced Tuesday (March 31) that they have expanded their partnership, with WebStream assuming day-to-day operations of the Horizon League Network (www.horizonleaguenetwork.tv) effective April 1. WebStream Productions will bring an increased level of experience in sports video production, live streaming and new media to improve the Horizon League Network (HLN) experience. Since its debut in 2005, HLN has streamed more than 1,200 live ...

Cleveland State falls to Arizona 71-57 in second round of NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - The new role as long shots seems to suit the Arizona Wildcats fine. Seeded only 12th, the NCAA tournament perennials took an early 14-point lead Sunday and advanced to the round of 16 by beating upstart Cleveland State 71-57. The Wildcats are appearing in the tournament for the 25th year in a row, two shy of the record. But they've never been seeded so low and drew criticism as undeserving of a berth. Now they're bound for the round of 16 for the 12th time since 1988, and they'll ...

Cleveland State shocks Wake Forest 84-69 in NCAA Tournament

MIAMI (AP) - Some 23 years later, Cleveland State still has a knack for first-round shockers in the NCAA tournament. The Vikings raced to an early 17-point lead Friday night and stunned one-time top-ranked Wake Forest 84-69. The win was reminiscent of Cleveland State's only other appearance in the tournament in 1986, when it upset Indiana and Bob Knight in the opening round. The Vikings (26-10) were seeded 14th then; they're 13th in the Midwest region this year. "We understand what ...