November 04, 2011

Men's Basketball Exhibition Scoreboard (Nov. 3)

One Summit League men's team was in action Thursday and produced a victory in its exhibition game.

South Dakota State 78, Minnesota State Moorhead 64 | Recap

November 03, 2011

EIU's Head Swimming Coach McGill Featured by Swimming World Magazine

Eastern Illinois head swimming coach Elliot McGill was featured in an online interview by Swimming World Magazine.

Morning Swim Show host Peter Busch interviewed the first year Panther skipper, marking the first time that the EIU Panther swimming program has been featured on the long-time swimming site.

Click here to read more and here to watch the interview

Women's Basketball Exhibition Scoreboard

Results and recaps of the last week of Summit League women's basketball exhibition games.

Oct. 27 - Oral Roberts 109, Evangel 65 | Recap
Oct. 29 - Oakland 80, Ferris State 75 | Recap
Oct. 30 - South Dakota State 85, Minnesota-Moorhead 52 | Recap
Oct. 31 - UMKC 88, Harding 73 | Recap
Oct. 31 - Southern Utah 76, Dixie State 66 | Recap
Nov. 1 - North Dakota State 78, Sioux Falls 68 | Recap
Nov. 2 - Western Illinois 76, Illinois-Springfield 69 | Recap

WIU's Jupic Nets Additional Honor

Western Illinois midfielder Husref Jupic added an additional award to his Summit League Offensive Player of the Week accolade.  The Des Moines, Iowa, native was named Soccer News 'Men's College Player of the Week' after leading the Leathernecks with six shots, three on goal, and netting the game-winner to lift WIU over UMKC, 3-2 in overtime.

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IUPUI's Men's Soccer Team Participates in Million Meal Marathon

The IUPUI men's soccer team was among thousands of volunteers that participated in the Million Meal Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday (Nov. 1). The goal was to package and box dehydrated meals, consisting of soy, rice and vegetables.

Some of the boxes of food will benefit local pantries. Members of the Indianapolis Colts and representatives from the Indiana Pacers also assisted, while the
Peyback Foundation and Marsh were among the corporate partners. Cash or nonperishable food donations are still being accepted at any Marsh store.

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Men's Basketball Exhibition Scoreboard (Nov. 2)

A pair of Summit League men's basketball teams tipped off their exhibition schedules with wins Tuesday, headlined by two-time defending league champion Oakland.

Oakland 94, Spring Arbor 55 | Recap
Southern Utah 86, St. Martin's 70 | Recap

November 02, 2011

Summit League Volleyball Ranked 13th in Pablo Rankings

In the latest Pablo Ranking system, Summit League volleyball was ranked the 13th-best NCAA Division I conference in the nation out of 33, ahead of the Big East, Sun Belt, Atlantic 10 and Horizon League.

Pablo Rankings
1. Big Ten
2. Pac-12
3. Big 12
4. Southeastern
5. West Coast
6. Atlantic Coast
7. Big West
8. Mountain West
9. Missouri Valley
10. Conference USA
11. Western Athletic
12. Mid-American
13. The Summit League
14. Big East
15. Big Sky

16. Sun Belt
17. Colonial Athletic Association
18. Atlantic 10
19. Horizon League
20. Southland
21. Southern
22. Great West
23. Ivy League
24. Atlantic Sun
25. Ohio Valley
26. America East
27. Big South
28. DI Independents
29. Patriot
30. Northeast
31. Metro Atlantic Athletic
32. Mid-Eastern Athletic
33. Southwestern Athletic

Basketball Exhibition Scoreboard (Nov. 1)

Four Summit League men's teams opened the exhibition portion of their basketball schedules on Nov. 1.  Below is a rundown of results with links to each school's game recap.

IUPUI 87, IU-East 77 | Recap
Oral Roberts 78, Rogers State 45 | Recap
Minnesota State Moorhead 90, North Dakota State 84 (OT) | Recap
Benedictine (Kan.) 74, UMKC 67 (OT) | Recap

November 01, 2011

OU's Apsey Earns Tom Slade Athlete of the Year Award

Oakland freshman Peyton Apsey will accept the 2010-11 Tom Slade Athlete of the Year Award on Saturday at the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. Before joining the OU women's basketball team, Apsey was a standout in volleyball, soccer and basketball at Hemlock High School.

As a high school athlete, Apsey set the Hemlock school record for career assists (288) and steals (317). She also rewrote the school records for single-season steals (144) and assists (139) as a senior. As a two-time team captain, Apsey and current Oakland teammate Shelby Herrington led Hemlock to the semifinals of the state basketball tournament in 2011. Apsey was an All-State honorable mention selection and a two-time All-Midland Dream Team selection. 

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October 31, 2011

ORU Receiving Votes in Preseason AP Poll

Oral Roberts University received a pair of votes in the Associated Press Preseason NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball poll, it was announced today. The Golden Eagles are the only Summit League team to be listed in the poll.

Earlier this month, the Golden Eagles were tabbed as preseason Summit League favorites in the official League poll.

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SDSU's Ferguson Named "Primetime Performer"

South Dakota State senior forward Kelsey Ferguson was named to the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #11 for her performance on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Ferguson scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, as the Jacks beat co-conference leader North Dakota State 3-1.

The game-winning goal was Ferguson's team-leading fourth this season and 10th of her career, the most all-time in SDSU history.

The effort helped SDSU secure the No. 1 seed for The Summit League Tournament.

Click here to read the full release.