When Bracket Busters Bust…

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…You end up with an ESPNU Bracketbuster game featuring a team with 3 wins. That would be Toledo, who rode into Cleveland for a match-up against the CSU Vikings with 24 losses to go along with those 3 wins. Luckily, there were games like ODU-Northern Iowa that mattered.

Mid-Major Madness Starts Early as Butler downs CSU 70-59

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After hanging close for a half, foul trouble, domination on the glass, and the inability to connect from three point land earned the Vikings their fifth conference loss by way of a 70-59 thumping by the now 16-0 Butler Bulldogs.

As Cavaliers Look on, CSU Beats YSU, and Looks to Roadtrip

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Cavaliers Danny Green and Cedric Jackson sat courtside as CSU (10-12, 6-4) got a much needed win at home against Horizon League bottom feeder Youngstown State 77-69 on Saturday.

Attn Young Ballers: Think Before You Ink

Contrary to what looks sometimes to be part of the uniform in today’s NBA, you don’t need tatts to get in. And if you don’t have them, it might help you more than you’d think.

Current Vikings Impress Ex-Viking, New Cav Cedric Jackson

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Cedric Jackson’s teammates came out with a little extra juice last night after hearing their old teammate was now new teammates with LeBron James.

A Mid-January Look at Last Year’s College Basketball Cinderellas

There were no George Masons last season, but there were some memorable NCAA tournament upsets that belonged to Cleveland State, Siena, Dayton, and Western Kentucky. This post is a 2010 update on those upset-minded teams from a year ago.

Gary Waters’ 4-Guard Lineup Leads Cleveland State to 70-63 Victory over UIC

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In Norris Cole, D’Aundray Brown, Jeremy Montgomery, and Trevon Harmon, Cleveland State Coach Gary Waters returns four guards who saw considerable minutes on last year’s tournament team. Waters’ started all four guards in a 70-63 W over UIC.

Cleveland State opens Horizon League play at home with a 62-57 win over Loyola

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[Editor’s note: I’m really excited to welcome Brendan Bowers of Stepien Rules back into the fold as a consistent MSF contributor. Brendan will be covering Cleveland State Viking basketball for the remainder of the season from his official seat in press row, representing MSF. Welcome back Brendan.] With 3:47 left in the second half, and […]

Nike’s More Than a Game Weekend: From Blogger’s Row

In his latest report for Midwest Sports Fans, Brendan Bowers from Stepien Rules discusses what LeBron did say – and more importantly, what he did not say – regarding his present and future during the recent More Than a Game Weekend in Akron.

‘Dunktapegate’ Will End In Nike Commercial

LeBron James has taken a lot of criticism for his alleged response to Jordan Crawford dunking on him, which has been called “Dunketapegate.” But is it all just part of a master marketing plan by Nike and The King?

How True Are The Shaq To Cleveland Rumors?

Apparently, the trade deadline talks involving Shaquille O’Neal to the Cavaliers from earlier this season never actually died, and are currently gaining new momentum. As the Shaq to Cavs rumors persist, just how much should we believe them?

Danny Ferry Loses Out in Exec of Year Award; But Deserved It

Denver Nuggets GM Mark Warkentien is the winner of this year’s NBA Executive of the Year Award. Warkentien had a solid year to be sure, but he was not as deserving of this honor as Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry.

Pistons Bring Cell Phones, 100-Pound Trucks, and Whining to Cleveland: Cavs Win 79-73

The guy the Pistons got for Mr. Bigshot, Allen Iverson, isn’t exactly helping things in Detroit this year. A.I. had some choice things to say in response to the Tuesday night loss to the Cavaliers.

Take a Picture of the Best Team in The NBA: the Cavaliers Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have the best camaraderie of any team in the NBA, and the primary reason is the leadership of LeBron James. LeBron’s leadership ability is what should tip the MVP scales in his favor over Kobe Bryant.

Cleveland State Dominates Wake Forest in 84-69 First Round Upset

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Cleveland State is solid basketball team, and their win last night against Wake Forest was a wire-to-wire domination led by Cedric Jackson, Norris Cole, and head coach Gary Waters.