Cleveland State’s Win, in Limericks

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Cleveland State won Monday, and they won big. To pay homage to the artists of the world (including the CSU pep band, which always brings the goods, pictured above), WFNY elected to summarize the action through limerick poetry. Please do enjoy, and be a patron of the arts this holiday season: The Cougars from Mount Vernon

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CSU Ain’t Got No Alibi: Vikings lose ugly to Toledo

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The following has happened to me; maybe it’s happened to you, too: You have plans. Maybe you’re going out to dinner, having a power lunch, meeting friends for a drink, or running a big day of errands. Whatever it is, you have things you intend to get done. You get dressed, you gather your things,

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Battle for the North Coast: Cleveland State takes on Toledo

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After spending last week on the road, the Cleveland State Vikings (3-3) are hosting the Toledo Rockets (2-4) tonight at the Wolstein Center. The Rockets are off to a slow start, but they were the preseason favorite to win the MAC. They brought back four starters from last year team, which set a school record with 27

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Lessons from the Road for Cleveland State

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If you’ve been going through Cleveland State basketball withdrawal, have no fear, for Cleveland’s favorite basketball team is back home. The Vikings wrapped up a three-game road trip—one that saw them visit Savannah State, Louisville, and Marshall—with a victory over the Thundering Herd last Friday. That win was the only one that the Vikes came

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Extra Sloppy For Ya: Cleveland State Beats Jacksonville State

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The Cleveland State Vikings improved to 2-1 Wednesday evening, defeating the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 60-46. Junior guard Kaza Keane led the Vikings with 13 points, while Anton Grady scored 12 and Marlin Mason added 10. Cleveland State won the rebounding battle, 39-24, including 15 offensive boards. The Vikings forced 12 Gamecock turnovers, although it felt

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How To Tame Your Dragon: Cleveland State Gets First Win

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The Cleveland State Vikings (1-1) notched their first victory of the young season Monday, beating the Division II Tiffin Dragons (1-2) 85-56. I realized midway through the first half that Vikings versus Dragons is the entire plot of How to Train Your Dragon.1 In many ways, the events of the game mirrored those of the movie.

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Why You Should Care About the Cleveland State Vikings: The Non-Basketball Reasons

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Last Friday, we explored the basketball-related reasons to get behind this Cleveland State squad, including head coach Gary Waters, guard Trey Lewis, and a trap-happy, defensive-minded team that will look to run its opponents into the ground. Today, we look at elements of the live game experience that make attending CSU games worth your while.

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Why You Should Care About the Cleveland State Vikings: The Basketball Reasons

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Odds are, you aren’t that interested. Chances are, you can’t name more than one player. Maybe you know the coach’s name. For many Northeast Ohioans, Cleveland State basketball sits just below “step outside barefoot” on the wintertime priority list. WFNY is here to change that.

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Cleveland State Preview: Season Tips Off With Waters Getting A Seven-Year Extension

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Since the salad days of Kevin Mackey, the “Run and Stun,” and Ken “The Mouse ” McFadden, there were some seriously lean times for the Cleveland State Men’s College Basketball team. From Mike Boyd to the disastrous Rollie Massimino hire to Mike Garland, the program was headed in the wrong direction. Enter Gary Waters. The former head

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The “Real” Ohio Gets Michigan, Bucks Stay East, Akron/CSU Get NIT Invites

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Ah, we have arrived at March Madness. It is my favorite time of year. Now the country’s eyes are focused on a sport I follow intently all year long. I have a lot of friends that are of the “call me in March” group who love to parachute in for the tournament, but that is

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Opportunity Lost: Cleveland State’s Big Dance Dreams Shattered in Indiana

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It wasn’t supposed to end that way. A season that started with a shocking 71-58 road win at #7 Vanderbilt, rode a 12-2 start to a 20-4 Horizon League lead, crashed and burned on a Valparaiso Saturday night. In the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament, the second-seeded Cleveland State Vikings faced the Detroit Titans,

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Vikings Handle Their Business, Now Just Two Wins Away From the Big Dance

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When we last left our Cleveland State Vikings, they were losers of five straight. This reeling bunch, which once stared down the Horizon League title and then fell completely off the table, had two games left to make things somewhat right. On Thursday night, they faced a pseudo-double bye chance elimination game with Detroit (sporting

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Can The Vikings “Right The Ship” In Time For March?

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What has happened to the Cleveland State Vikings? Once the darlings of the Horizon League, the wheels have come off of the proverbial wagon and Head Coach Gary Waters has been left scratching his head, wondering how things turned so quickly towards the negative. The Vikes were 20-4, 10-2 in the conference and battling it

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Vikings Collapsing At The Wrong Time

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This one really hurt. The Cleveland State men’s basketball team was riding high, sitting atop the Horizon League in control of their own destiny to host the conference tournament just two short weeks ago. Fast forward to last night, and not only has the league lead been taken away from them completely, but all of

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Valpo Stuns Cleveland State; Vikings Left Searching For Answers

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It was only their biggest game of the year to date. With the potential to take sole control of first place in the Horizon League, controlling their own destiny the rest of the way, the Cleveland State Vikings came out of the tunnel for their showdown with Valparaiso seemingly ready. Their largest crowd of the

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CSU Weekend Wrapup: Vikes Sweep Wisconsin Schools and Stay Atop Horizon League

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It was a huge weekend for the Cleveland State Vikings basketball team. They entered Friday night’s home tilt with Green Bay in a three-way tie for the Horizon League lead with Valparaiso and the team they would be facing Sunday, Milwaukee. A sweep of the Wisconsin schools would be of the utmost importance, especially at

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CSU Vikings Leave Indiana With a Split

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Horizon League play is always done in pairs. Each team has a travelling partner and the norm is to play two games on the road or at home over a three day period. During the Gary Waters era at Cleveland State, the toughest road trip for any of the League foes is always the Indiana

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Norris Cole Goes Off in Second Career Contest

From the bowels of The Wolstein Center to the bright lights near Biscayne Bay, former Cleveland State University guard Norris Cole has already made a name for himself within the National Basketball Association.  Cole, the 28th overall selection in the most recent NBA Draft and former bodily foundation for a killer high-top fade, provided his

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CSU Wins Two

It wasn’t pretty, but the Cleveland State Vikings continued their winning ways over the weekend. With the start of their usual Thursday/Saturday schedule, Gary Waters’s crew took on two undervalued competitors and came away with two hard fought wins, to improve themselves to 10-1, a third of the way through their season. Their lone blemish

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Buckeyes beat a bad team and Cleveland State gets conference win over Detroit

Ohio State played the University of Texas Pan-American today.  The Broncs, as opposed to the Broncos, are not a good basketball team. After beating Victory University in late November by 19 points, the school first founded in 1927 as Edinburgh College has now fallen all the way to 2-7 on this 2011-12 season.  But enough

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