Cleveland State falls to Valparaiso

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“This game really hurt.” Those were among Trey Lewis’ words after the Cleveland State Vikings lost 56-53 at home to the Valparaiso Crusaders late Friday night. The Vikings made it close in the final minutes, but they struggled to score all game long and were chasing Valpo almost from the opening tip. The win clinches the

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Breaking Down CSU’s Shot at the Conference Title

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Despite a boneheaded headline suggesting the contrary―seriously, who writes this crap?―the Cleveland State Vikings will play Friday night for a share of the Horizon League regular season title and the top seed in the Horizon League tournament. It looked as though CSU’s loss to Milwaukee would take them out of the title picture, as all powerhouse Valparaiso (then

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CSU falls to Milwaukee, loses shot at regular season conference title

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Cleveland State controlled their own destiny, and then they fumbled it away. The Vikings beat Green Bay in an overtime thriller Friday night, but fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 66-60 Sunday afternoon in the second leg of their two-game Wisconsin road trip. The loss ends CSU’s hopes for the regular season Horizon League title,1 though they can still get

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CSU hands Green Bay first home loss, controls own destiny in Horizon League

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The Cleveland State Vikings completed a season sweep of Green Bay Friday night, winning 66-61 in overtime and handing the Phoenix their first home loss of the season. They did it all on national television, with the game broadcast on ESPN2. With the win, Cleveland State improves to 18-11, and 11-3 in Horizon League play. They

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Cleveland State Splits Weekend Games; In Second Place in Horizon League

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Cleveland State split two games over the weekend, losing a half-game’s worth of ground in their pursuit of the top spot in the Horizon League. They lost a heartbreaker in the closing seconds at Detroit Friday night, but rebounded to defeat Illinois-Chicago Sunday behind a strong second half. The Vikings’ record now stands at 16-11, 10-3 in

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Cleveland State outshoots Wright State, back on top of Horizon League

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Head coach Gary Waters’ tenure at Cleveland State has been defined by his teams’ defense, and this year’s squad is no exception. The Vikings entered Saturday afternoon’s game against the Wright State Raiders allowing less than 62 points per game, a mark that puts CSU in the top 20 percent of the 347 NCAA Division I teams. They average

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Cleveland State sends Green Bay packing

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Last season, a surging Cleveland State team hosted Green Bay in mid-February. The Vikings were on a seven-game winning streak, including five on the road. It didn’t matter. The Phoenix came into Cleveland and embarrassed CSU. They led by 13 at the half and won by 14. Green Bay bested Cleveland State in field goal

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Audience with the King: Cleveland State Loses Before LeBron

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LeBron James, in town for the Cavaliers’ game against the Detroit Pistons Tuesday, was in attendance as the Cleveland State Vikings took on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in Rochester, Michigan Monday night. The young Vikings would have done well to play like LeBron’s Cavaliers as they looked to win their fourth straight game and sweep

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Dismember the Titans: Cleveland State beats Detroit to win third straight

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During the national anthem Friday night at the Wolstein Center, Cleveland State guard Charlie Lee stretched his ankles. He put his right foot behind him and then his left, rotating each to warm up his lower joints as he surveyed his teammates. With two Vikings dealing with ankle issues—Andre Yates missed the game with a high

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Psst: Cleveland State Beats Youngstown State to win five of last six

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Don’t look now, but the Cleveland State Vikings have won five of their last six and are in first place in the Horizon League. The Vikes (11-9, 5-1 Horizon League) have come alive in conference play after an up-and-down first half of the season, and claimed their second straight road win by defeating the Youngstown

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A Case of the Runs: Cleveland State edges Oakland

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The Cleveland State Vikings (9-8) defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-11) in a back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at the Wolstein Center. CSU hopped on the Grizz early in the first half and led by 17 after the first eight minutes. They found themselves up by just two points with two minutes left in the game, but

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Working for the Weekend: Cleveland State Wins First Two Conference Games

CSU-Milwaukee & UIC

While we were spending our weekends on the couch under a blanket of warm nacho cheese and cool beverage cans, the Cleveland State Vikings went to work. After a so-so start to the season, the Vikes opened Horizon League play with two wins, their first back-to-back victories since November. They blew out Wisconsin-Milwaukee at home Friday

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Cleveland State Opens Conference Play vs Milwaukee

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The Cleveland State University Vikings (6-8) begin Horizon League play Friday night when they take on the Milwaukee Panthers (5-9) at the Wolstein Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m. The non-conference schedule has not been very kind to the Vikings. Five of their eight losses coming on the road, including two against ranked teams,

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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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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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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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While We’re Waiting… Browns Linebackers, Horizon League Payout and LeBron’s MVP Case

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 Hey look, depth! “The Browns currently have 12, count ‘em, TWELVE linebackers on the roster. Obviously, it is early in the game to be

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Dancin…Dancin…DANCIN! Cleveland State is Headed to the NCAA Tournament

Cleveland State 57 Butler 54 (box) Two times this season the Cleveland State Vikings had the lead with less than a minute to go against the conference leader and rival Butler. Two times, they lost. CSU head coach Gary Waters was determined to not let this happen again. As he told his team before the

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Horizon League Finals: Can the Vikings Overcome Their Bugaboo?

December 4th, 2008 – The Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Cleveland State leads by seven points at the half over the undefeated Butler Bulldogs. Despite shooting just 1-11 from three point land and 26% from the field, a J’Nathan Bullock layup gave the Vikings a 48-47 lead with just a five seconds left. Then, little used

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Cleveland State Hoops Garnering Individual Awards, Looking for the Automatic Bid

With the Horizon League tournament kicking off tomorrow, the Cleveland State Vikings will have a home game against Detroit as both teams set their sites on the automatic bid that goes to the winner of the whole shebang. While the Vikings were not fortunate enough to lock up a one of the top two seeds

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