October 06, 2014

USA Today Projects #SummitMBB



USA Today’s 2014-15 College Basketball special edition hit newsstands today and its analysis of The Summit League race projects Denver as champion and Oral Roberts’ Obi Emegano as Player of the Year. Below is a summary of the league picks:

PREDICTIONS
1. Denver
2. South Dakota State
3. Oral Roberts
4. North Dakota State
5. Fort Wayne
6. South Dakota
7. Omaha
8. Western Illinois
9. IUPUI

ALL-SUMMIT TEAM
Korey Billbury (G), Oral Roberts
Obi Emegano (G), Oral Roberts
Steve Forbes (F), Fort Wayne
Cody Larson (F), South Dakota State
Brett Olson (G), Denver

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Obi Emegano (G), Oral Roberts

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Daniel Amigo (C), Denver

To read the full analysis of The Summit League, pick up a copy of USA Today College Basketball Special Edition at your local newsstand or order online.





September 29, 2014

Blue Ribbon Yearbook Releases #SummitMBB Forecast

Blue Ribbon Yearbook, widely known as the "bible" of college basketball has released its forecast for the 2014-15 Summit League Basketball Season. The publication tabs Denver as the league favorite and the Pioneers' Brett Olson as its pick for Player of the Year. Below is a synopsis of Blue Ribbon's picks:

PREDICTIONS
1. Denver
2. Oral Roberts
3. South Dakota State
4. Fort Wayne
5. North Dakota State
6. South Dakota
7. Omaha
8. Western Illinois
9. IUPUI


ALL-SUMMIT TEAM
Cody Larson (F), South Dakota State
Steve Forbes (F), Fort Wayne
Brett Olson (G), Denver
Brandon Bos (G), South Dakota
Obi Emegano (G), Oral Roberts


PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brett Olson (G), Denver


NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Deondre Parks (G), South Dakota State


To read the full analysis of The Summit League, purchase a copy of Blue Ribbon Yearbook by ordering online at blueribbonyearbookonline.com The book ships mid-October with digital downloads available starting Monday, Sept. 29.

September 23, 2014

Athlon Sports Previews #SummitMBB



The 2014-15 Athlon Sports College Basketball Yearbook hit newsstands today. Its analysis of the league race projects Fort Wayne as champion. In the national rundown, IUPUI's Jason Gardner is listed as one of "Five Notable First-Time Coaches". Below is a summary of the league picks:

PREDICTIONS
1. Fort Wayne
2. North Dakota State
3. Denver
4. Oral Roberts
5. South Dakota State
6. Omaha
7. South Dakota
8. Western Illinois
9. IUPUI

ALL-SUMMIT FIRST TEAM
Lawrence Alexander (G), North Dakota State
Garret Covington (G), Western Illinois
Steve Forbes (F), Fort Wayne
Cody Larson (F), South Dakota State
Brett Olson (G), Denver

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steve Forbes (F), Fort Wayne

To read the full analysis of The Summit League, pick up a copy of Athlon Sports College Basketball Yearbook at your local newsstand or order online.

September 12, 2014

Fort Wayne Adds Cantillo, Kaneshiro to Softball Coaching Staff

IPFW head softball coach Germaine Fairchild announced the hiring of Chelsea Cantillo and Kelley Kaneshiro to her staff. Cantillo and Kaneshiro previously worked together at Utah State where Cantillo took her first coaching position while Kaneshiro was a junior on the team.

Cantillo spent the 2014 season on the staff at Army in West Point, New York, where she helped the Black Knights earn the fourth seed in the Patriot League Tournament en route to posting 23 wins. She helped guide two members of the squad to earn All-NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) honors, including a first-team selection. Cantillo worked primarily with the infield during her stints at Army and Utah State.

Kaneshiro comes to IPFW after most recently being employed by the City of Boise (Idaho) working with at-risk youth. During her time in Boise, Kaneshiro also worked for the local YMCA as the lead membership representative.

September 09, 2014

Lindy's Sports College Basketball Forecasts #SummitMBB



The 2014-15 Lindy’s Sports College Basketball Yearbook hit newsstands today. The publication ranks The Summit League No. 21 in its national conference ranking. Its analysis of the league race, written by Lindsey Willhite, forecasts Denver atop the standings. Below is a summary of the picks:

PREDICTIONS
1. Denver
2. Fort Wayne
3. Oral Roberts
4. North Dakota State
5. South Dakota State
6. Omaha
7. South Dakota
8. Western Illinois
9. IUPUI

ALL-SUMMIT FIRST TEAM
Lawrence Alexander (G), North Dakota State
Obi Emegano (G), Oral Roberts
Steve Forbes (F), Fort Wayne
Cody Larson (F), South Dakota State
Brett Olson (G), Denver

ALL-SUMMIT SECOND TEAM
Korey Billbury (G/F), Oral Roberts
Brandon Bos (G), South Dakota
CJ Carter (G), Omaha
Garret Covington (G), Western Illinois
Mike Rostampour (C), Omaha

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brett Olson (G), Denver

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
George Marshall (G), South Dakota State

HONOR ROLL
Best Shooter: Brett Olson, Denver
Best Rebounder: Mike Rostampour, Omaha
Best Playmaker: Trey Norris, South Dakota
Best Defender: Devin Patterson, Omaha
Most Versatile: Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State
Best NBA Prospect: Cody Larson, South Dakota State

To read the full analysis of The Summit League, pick up a copy of Lindy’s College Basketball Yearbook at your local newsstand or order online.