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Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Countdown: #8 SNIDER PANTHERS

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The big man is gone, but Snider coach Jeremy Rauch is still excited entering his second year. With an expected dropoff due to roster attrition, could the Panthers emerge as the surprise team of the SAC? OUTLOOK With Malik Williams off to Louisville and fellow impact graduated seniors ...

Tailing the Komets: Trade made with Jacksonville

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Ahead of Thursday's school-day game in Toledo, the Komets have made a deal with the Jacksonville IceMen. In return for cash, the Komets have sent forward Tyson Fawcett back to his former team. After scoring a hat trick in the first game of the season, Fawcett has one goal and an assist over ...

Indiana vs. Seton Hall: 5 things Archie Miller said

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“Welcome to Indiana basketball.” That line was muttered by fictional coach Norman Dale in the movie “Hoosiers” before he took to the court for his first game as the head coach of the Hickory Huskers. First-year Indiana University men’s basketball coach Archie Miller could’ve ...

Purdue guard not lacking in confidence or efficiency

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Veteran Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter has a real dilemma on his hands in dealing with sophomore guard Carsen Edwards. But before you feel badly for either party, hold it right there for a moment, because no opposing team or coach is going to cry any tears for the Boilermakers ...

Notre Dame vs. Navy: 5 things Brian Kelly said

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly made it crystal clear Tuesday that his team has moved on mentally from its humiliating 41-8 loss at Miami (Fla.) on Saturday. “Regardless of a win or loss,” Kelly said in his weekly press conference, “we use Monday to refocus. Our team has been ...

Wildwood Racquet club still growing in 45th year

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When Will Cleveland came to Wildwood Racquet Club from Dayton in 1988, he figured on being here three years at the most. It would take two years to put the program in place and another to nail it down. "In my mind, I was on my way to Chicago," he said recently, leaning back in his chair from ...

Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #9 NEW HAVEN BULLDOGS

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New Haven boys basketball coach Bruce Stephens won’t be reinventing his style of play. But his roster might ignite some tweaking. Stephens’ style includes attacking with drives and quickness on offense and pressing on defense. He has a number of players with similar skills, which makes ...

Tailing the Komets: What the team is working on

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Went to practice today to see how the guys are coming off the road trip. A few items: * Gabriel Desjardins is ready come off injured reserve and will be in the lineup Thursday in Toledo. * Justin Hodgman will not. He first had a hip problem he was working on, came back to practice a couple of ...

Tailing the Komets: Also don’t forget

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Thursday's morning game in Toledo will not be broadcast on WOWO, but on WKJG, 1380-AM and 100.9 FM. You can also catch it at Komets.com and the Listen Live button. Thank the Lord that Shane Albahrani is a morning person. And also that he's on radio so we don't have to see what he looks like ...

Indiana vs. Howard: 5 takeaways from the Hoosiers’ win

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There was little chance that Indiana’s second men’s basketball game this season was going to turn out as poorly as its first, and it didn’t. The Hoosiers (1-1) bounced back from a blowout loss to Indiana State Friday at Assembly Hall to methodically get by Howard 86-77 Sunday in ...

Butler vs. Princeton: 5 takeaways from the Bulldog win

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler University men’s basketball squad improved to 2-0 under first-year coach LaVall Jordan by pulling away late from a challenging Princeton team 85-75 in front of 8,470 fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse Sunday. Here are five takeaways from the Bulldog victory. EMERGING ...

Komets enjoy celebrations after victories

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Since Bruce Richardson introduced it in 2006-07, the Komets have always saluted their home fans after victories by raising their sticks at center ice. But what happens in the locker rooms after wins? It's top secret under threat of death, banishment or cooties. Yes, sometimes it gets wild ...

Boys prep hoops preview: 8 players you should know

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JADON DANCE, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN JUNIOR For the Cadets to get back out of the conference cellar, they will need more athletes like Jadon Dance, who could be a breakout area player now that he has some varsity experience under his belt. Dance showed flashes of some real skill, leading the ...

Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Countdown: #10 CANTERBURY CAVALIERS

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There are a couple of clear divides at the top of this year's area teams. One of those divides, like last season, sits right about the 9, 10 and 11 spots where teams like Northrop and Lakewood Park hung around last year. Canterbury is likely to hang out there all year as one of those teams that ...