Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

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An all-time CSU great was honored Saturday, with teammates past and present on hand to support him.

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Cleveland State doomed by lack of shooting, drops fourth straight


Demonte Flannigan scored a career-high 25 points, but Cleveland State’s inability to hit from outside doomed them against Detroit.

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Cleveland State loses to 3-18 Illinois-Chicago in foul-riddled OT affair

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Cleveland State led Horizon League doormat Illinois-Chicago by as many as 12 points Saturday afternoon, but the Flames fought back to win in overtime.

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Cleveland State outshot, outrebounded, overmatched by 18-4 Valparaiso

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Look for Valpo in the top 25 soon. (CSU? Not so much)

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Cleveland State shoots 35 percent, falls to Youngstown State at The Q

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Cleveland State lost by 15 to Youngstown State in a game that illustrated the Vikings’ stubborn offensive shortcomings.

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2016 Cleveland Sports Anniversaries

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The Miracle of Richfield. The Impossible Return. CSU in the Sweet 16. There are plenty of Cleveland anniversaries for sports fans to celebrate in 2016.

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Cleveland State’s spirited comeback falls short as Vikings lose fourth straight


The Vikings made a nine-foot climb out of a 10-foot pit Saturday afternoon.

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Bullet points on the struggling Cleveland State Vikings

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A look at what’s plaguing the Vikings, who have started conference play 0-3. (Hint: It’s the defense, stupid.)

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Cleveland State closes non-conference play with blowout win over Cedarville


Cleveland State blew out Division II Cedarville, 77-37, to close their non-conference schedule. Freshman Rob Edwards led the way with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

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Cleveland State tops Belmont on Demonte Flannigan hook shot in closing seconds


The Cleveland State Vikings withstood a 19-4 Belmont run, and a Demonte Flannigan hook shot with 1.8 seconds left gave CSU their second straight win.

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Cleveland State outslugs Loyola, Gary Waters gets 350th career win

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Cleveland State Vikings beat the Loyola Ramblers to claim their first road win of the year and No. 350 of Gary Waters’ career

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Ohio Bobcats drop Cleveland State to 2-7

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Cleveland State led Ohio early, but was beaten up inside en route to a 76-67 loss at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cleveland State makes baby steps, falls to Kent State at The Q

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Cleveland State led Kent State for over half of the game, but the Golden Flashes rallied in the second half to claim the victory at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cleveland State falls to Toledo, now 2-5 on the season


The Cleveland State Vikings lost at Toledo, 76-65, to fall to 2-5 on the season. Let’s take a look at how the young Vikes have fared through seven games.

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Cleveland State falls to Rhode Island

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Cleveland State lost at Rhode Island, 73-45. In his first career start, freshman Rob Edwards led the Vikings with 16 points. The Vikings’ next game will take them to Cancun, Mexico.

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New-look CSU Vikings get first win of 2015-16


A 22-point, 17-rebound effort from Demonte Flannigan led a youthful Cleveland State team to its first victory of the 2015-16 season.

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The Cavs have lost two straight. Does it matter? While We’re Waiting…

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The Cavs have lost two straight…does it matter?

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Cleveland State to retire Norris Cole’s No. 30

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CSU’s top player of the past 10 years is getting his number in the rafters

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Leave-land State: What’s going on at CSU?

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In 2012, Gary Waters saw a bright future for the Cleveland State Vikings. Perennial Horizon League power Butler, which had won at least a share of five of the previous six HL championships, left the conference to join the Atlantic 10 conference before finding their way to the revamped Big East. The Vikings were young but promising, with Anton

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CSU’s Trey Lewis headed to Louisville

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Trey Lewis has officially announced that he will transfer to Louisville and play for the Cardinals next season. Here’s a look at how the story developed on Monday and Tuesday. Early Monday, reports surfaced surrounding Trey Lewis, the coveted Cleveland State graduate transfer who had allegedly narrowed his search down to Louisville and Ohio State. Reports added that

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