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Media poll picks Akron, Toledo to win Mid-American Conference divisions in Men’s Basketball

 

Media that regularly cover the Mid-American Conference have selected Akron and Toledo to win their respective divisions in the annual preseason poll.

The Ohio Bobcats were picked to finish second in the East. Their best player, Maurice Ndour was selected to the All-MAC East team. The Bobcats have a new head coach in Saul Phillips, who took North Dakota State to the NCAA Tournament last season as a member of the Summit League.

The Akron Zips received 17 first-place votes to win the East. They return four starters from the 21-13 team of a year ago.

Toledo, who just a few years ago was one of the worst teams in the MAC, has been picked to win the conference tournament and go to the NCAA Tournament. The Rockets received 18 first-place votes to win the West and returns four starters from last season where they won a school-record 27 games.

Columbus City League North Division: Northland plows over East High

(megasportsnews.com photo)

GAME REPORT FROM WALTER HART

 

Before the season began, Northland head coach Kevin Tooson may a decision install a faster-paced mixture of the run and pass to utilize the Vikings team speed.

It has helped the Vikings, who were 5-5 in 2012, to get off to a 3-1 start.

Friday night, Northland cruised past visiting East, 64-20.

Junior Nashon Hargrove rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries.

Northland is 1-1 in the division while East drops to 1-4, 0-2.

UD coach Miller to participate in Charity Coaches Challenge

 

Press release courtesy of Dayton athletics

 

 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Dayton Flyers head coach Archie Miller is one of 48 NCAA Division I coaches taking part in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. 

Fan participation will determine the winner over an eight-week period,  at espn.com/infiniti.

Infiniti will donate $5,000 to each of the charities involved, along with a $100,000 donation to the winning coach’s charity. Miller is representing the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge, and even prouder that the local charity that will benefit from this is the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton,” Miller said. “Our program’s motto is ‘All In’ and it would be hard to find something better for our fans to be ‘All In’ for than them.”

 

Archie Miller (courtesy of UD athletics)

For the first six weeks, four brackets of 12 coaches will be paired against each other, with the winners from each group moving onto the next round in week seven and the final round in week eight. Fans can vote for up to four coaches per day. The winning coach will be announced March 9, 2012.

From January 18 to March 8, Infiniti is helping 48 of the nation’s top college basketball coaches compete to raise money for charities in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

Coaches will count on their network of fans, alumni, students, faculty and charities to advance to the finals. School supporters will have a chance to vote daily for their favorite coach in each of the four regions — East, South, West and Midwest.

In order to vote, fans must register online for an ESPN.com account. Registration is a simple and FREE three-step process. Fans can log on to ESPN.com and click the “Register” link in the upper-right corner to get started.

Visit DaytonFlyers.com and keep following UD’s social media sites in the coming days on where and how to vote.

Infiniti, a proud corporate partner of NCAA® Men’s Basketball, will donate $5,000 to each participating coach’s selected charity. The coach who receives the most votes will win $100,000, which will be awarded to his selected charity.

“The overwhelming popularity of men’s college basketball provides an outstanding platform for coaches across America,” said NABC President Ernie Kent. “While most fans follow every aspect of their teams’ on-court performances, the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge enables people to see the numerous charitable and community endeavors championed by coaches off the court.”

Cincinnati LaSalle plays Columbus Northland in Division I Championship LIVE tonight on our website. HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE presented by SWIFT TAX SERVICES

(courtesy of LaSalle High School)

Northland Vikings (file photo)

The Satch Sullinger era at Columbus Northland High School comes to an end tonight as the popular and successful basketball coach calls it a career in the Ohio Boys Division I Championship Game, Cincinnati La Salle Lancers against the Northland Vikings at 8:30 p.m.

The game can be heard right here on the website. Click here to LISTEN LIVE.

(file photo)

 

La Salle (25-2) is coached by Dan Fleming, who has been at the school for 20 years with a record of 320-181.

The Lancers were state champions in 1996 and have been state semifinalists in 1967, 1977, 1979.

They have won 9 district titles, 5 regional titles and have only lost to Palm Garden, Florida Dwyer High School, 53-50 and to Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, 50-45.

La Salle is a member of the Greater Catholic League’s South Division which includes all Cincinnati Schools: Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier.

Their star player is Junior Josh Lemons who was named 2nd team All-Ohio Associated Press.

The Lancers finished third in the final AP Boys Division I Poll.

The Northland Vikings (26-1) are trying to win their second state title in the past three years, are led by the retiring Sullinger, who’s 11-year record at the school is 177-74.

The Vikings are a member of the Columbus City League North Division which also includes Beechcroft, Brookhaven, Centennial, East, Linden-McKinley, Mifflin and Whetstone.

Northland, who is 124-5 over the past five years, finished the final Boys Associated Press Division I poll as the number 2 team.

Northland has won 6 district titles and 2 regional titles.

The Vikings are led by 2011 Ohio Mr. Basketball, 6’1 Trey Burke, averaging 24.3 ppg.

Northland’s Sullinger will retire after season ends

Coach Sullinger at a Northland practice (file photo)

James “Satch” Sullinger announced recently that he would be retiring at the end of the season to spend more time with his family.

The 61-year-old former Oberlin College basketball star, has coached at several levels of competition since 1978.

He will continue to teach until 2014.

Sullinger caoched two of his sons, Julian and Jared. Some Columbus area fans might not recall, but his oldest son, J.J. played at Thomas Worthington before going to Arkansas and transferring back to Ohio State.

A native of Columbus, Sullinger has a record of 255-137 in coaching stops at East, Beechcroft, Reynoldsburg, Northland. When his alma mater came calling, he was Oberlin’s head coach for three seasons.

The past five seasons, Northland has posted a 116-5 record. The Vikings won the 2009 Division I championship. Last season, he and son, Jared, were named James A. Naismith national coach and player of the year respectively.

This season, Northland has a 21-1 record and a #2 seed in the Central District.

compiled from staff, radio & TV news

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