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Milwaukee claims McCafferty Trophy as Horizon League all-sports champion for fifth time in nine years

OAK BROOK, Ill. --- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has claimed the James J. McCafferty Trophy as the Horizon League's all-sports champion for the fifth time in the last nine years and fourth in the last six. The crystal trophy was presented to the UWM athletics staff Wednesday night at the League's annual Executive Council meeting awards dinner in Oak Brook, Ill. The Panthers earned 49 points to edge the University of Illinois at Chicago, which placed second with 46 points. Cleveland ...

Butler's Hayward Invited To U19 World Championship Team Trials

Butler forward Gordon Hayward, who helped the Bulldogs to one of the best basketball campaigns in school history, has been invited to participate in the 2009 USA U19 National Team Trials, which will be held June 16-18 at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He's one of 17 basketball players, 19-and-under, competing for 12 spots on the national team. The trials' invitations were extended by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Syracuse ...

Butler's Brad Stevens Appointed To Newly Created NCAA Ethics Coalition

INDIANAPOLIS --- Butler University men's basketball coach Brad Stevens has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Ethics Coalition, an independent committee of current and former basketball coaches. The group will be charged with promoting ethical conduct through leadership, education and mentoring. The newly established NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Ethics Coalition held its first meeting in Indianapolis in early May. The coalition board will consist of 14 members, ...

Youngstown State's Klein, Stillwagon Honored as U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Month for April

INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State University baseball player Phil Klein and women's golfer Brittany Stillwagon have been named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Month for April, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Friday (May 8). Klein (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln), a sophomore righthander, went 2-0 with a 3.45 earned-run average in four starts during April. He struck out 25 in 28 1/3 innings in earning victories over Butler University April 5 and Cleveland State University ...

Horizon League Announces Academic All-League Teams for Winter Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Honoring student-athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom, the Horizon League announced its 2008-09 Winter Academic All-League Teams on Wednesday (April 29). A total of 76 student-athletes from six winter sports were honored in balloting by the League's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors from among more than 155 nominations. Valparaiso University led the League with 16 selections, followed by the University of Wisconsin-Green ...

CSU's Bullock Signs Free-Agent Contract with New York Jets

Story courtesy of CSU Athletics Communications Office. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When J'Nathan Bullock signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Cleveland State in the fall of 2004, he did so dreaming of the day that he would some day sign a professional contract. That dream came to fruition on Sunday night when he committed to starting his pro career in New York. The only problem is that instead of signing with either of the areas two NBA teams -- the New York Knicks or the New Jersey ...

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. ...