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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Cleveland State’s Gary Waters gets seven-year extension

Cleveland State University continues to build toward the future, erecting buildings by the day. Helping provide a little more certainty on the road to come, the Division I program opted to extend men’s basketball coach Gary Waters for seven more years, keeping him with the Vikings through the 2018-19 season, the Associated Press reports. With

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Cleveland State Earns NIT Bid, Set to Face Stanford

With the brackets set for the men’s NCAA championship tournament, the Cleveland State Vikings (22-10) earned a bid for the nation’s other tournament — the National Invitational Tournament. The 32-team NIT features a handful of teams considered to be snubs for the former tournament, this season setting Washington, Tennessee, Seton Hall and Arizona as the

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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

Tre Harmon

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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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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Killer Loss Puts CSU Vikings Behind Eight-Ball

If Gary Waters was told that Norris Cole and Tre Harmon would combine for 49 points, he’d ask, “where do I sign up?” If Gary Waters was told that he would get 13 unexpected points off the bench from SG Josh McCoy, he’d be beyond thrilled. Waters would assume that with those contributions, his team

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Its Go Time For The Vikings

It’s make or break time for the Cleveland State Men’s Basketball team. With just two games left in the regular season, the Vikings have put themselves in a position to win the Horizon League outright, something that didn’t seem possible two weeks ago. If you haven’t been following, lets recap. Cleveland State has been on

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Dual Performance – Montgomery and Cole Charge CSU To Sole Possesion of Horizon League Lead

I am proud to say I was one of the 4,400 plus that was in attendance last night at the Wolstein Center to watch the best and most well coached team our city has to offer. Yes folks, I am talking about your Cleveland State Vikings who excited the crowd all night during their 76-65

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Cleveland State Takes Two: Keeps Pace in Horizon League

As we’ve said before, the Horizon League in 2011 is a minefield. Seemingly on any night, any team can jump up and bite you for an unexpected loss. That is why this past weekend was so important for the Cleveland State Vikings. They returned home after a three-game road trip for two games against teams

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WFNY Exclusive: Cleveland State’s Gary Waters Discusses Brown’s Status, Cole’s Future and the NCAA Tourney

There is a lot of losing going on around Cleveland lately, and we – as sports fans in this town – could all do ourselves a collective favor by turning some attention towards Gary Waters and his CSU Vikings Hoop Squad. To say they’re on a tear would be putting it lightly.  Through sixteen games, the

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CSU Vikings Continue To Roll Opponents

While the Browns were being disgraced by the Steelers and the Cavs were being rolled by the Bulls and the Mavericks, the Cleveland State Vikings spent their days leading up to the New Year by pounding two different conference opponents into submission. Both Horizon League Chicago schools, Loyola and Illinois-Chicago left the Wolstein Center battered,

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It’s Cedric: Former Viking to Fill PG Void

Yesterday, Rick wrote a piece examining the options at PG to fill the void created by injuries to Mo Williams and Delonte West.  The seriousness of Delonte’s finger injury is still unknown.  In the interim, the Cavs, due to the broken finger, have ruled him out of tonight’s challenging match-up against the Thunder and categorized

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The Top 10 Moments/Stories in Cleveland Sports in 2009

This is part two in our ten-part series chronicling the top 10 moments/stories in Cleveland sports during the 2009 Calendar year. We started yesterday with The Indians 10 run comeback win over Tampa Bay, and we will continue with today’s selection. #9 Cleveland State’s run to the NCAA Tournament and their upset over fourth seeded

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While We’re Waiting… LeBron’s Football Shot, Gary Waters, and Braylon Drops Another One

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. LeBron James drains a full-court shot…with a football. [The Baseline]

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CSU’s Bullock Aims to be the Next Antonio Gates

In 2002, the mid-major Kent State Golden Flashes wreaked havoc on plenty of brackets by making it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament.  A big reason for this success was the play of forward Antonio Gates.  At 6’4″, 260 pounds, Gates had a relatively successful career at the collegiate basketball level by averaging

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Cleveland State Recap: The Dream Ends In a Hail of Bricks

Arizona 71, Cleveland State 57 (box)  During Friday night’s upset blowout over fourth-seeded Wake Forest, the Cleveland State Vikings came out a house of fire, jumping to a 9-0 lead and knocking down the three ball from all angles. The same recipe would have to be used if the Vikings were going to pull off

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