Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Women’s Basketball: Know Your Foe - Part II

We have reached Horizon League play for the Detroit women’s basketball team. The Titans went 4-8 in the non-conference portion of their schedule, with wins over Ball State, IPFW, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. Detroit lost some close games early on, but the red, white and blue have persevered and improved, heading into the conference slate on a three-game winning streak as well as winning four of its last six. With just HL games left on the docket, let’s see how the rest of the league is doing.

Butler (4-7) – The Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League Preseason Poll and split their first two games before going on a six-game losing streak. Butler has recovered though and will open HL play in Calihan Hall having won three in a row. Freshman Haley Howard leads the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, while senior Terra Burns is second on the team in scoring at 11.2 ppg., but she has played in only five games due to injury. Butler is averaging 58.0 points per game, while allowing 59.6. The Bulldogs also played four common opponents with the Titans losing on the road at IPFW (68-60), at Bowling Green (71-61) and at Indiana State (49-46), while defeating Ball State at home, 55-43.

Cleveland State (4-6) – Cleveland State was picked to finish second in the preseason poll, but the Vikings have been hovering at the .500 mark in non-conference play. CSU started the year with a win over Tennessee State, but then lost two straight before downing Western Michigan in overtime. Another two-game losing streak followed before they defeated Ohio and, most recently, Cleveland State split a pair of games at the Magnolia Classic, beating Murray State in overtime before falling to host Mississippi. CSU has four players in double figures in scoring, led by senior Destinee Blue’s 14.2 ppg., seventh in the Horizon League. Junior Shalonda Winton is tallying 12.3 ppg., while senior Takima Keane and junior Honesty King are averaging 12.1 and 10.7, respectively.

Green Bay (10-0) – Green Bay made the Sweet 16 last season and despite losing two senior starters, the Phoenix have picked up right where it left off. Green Bay went undefeated in non-conference play with wins over Illinois, No. 25 Georgia Tech, Marquette and Wisconsin. Green Bay is currently ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and 14 in the Coaches Poll, and that is after being named the preseason favorite to win the league. Senior Julie Wojta leads the team in scoring (20.7, second in the HL) and rebounding (10.1, tops in the HL), while junior Lydia Bauer is tallying 14.0 ppg. As a team, the Phoenix is averaging 75.7 points and giving up just 57.4.

Loyola (5-6) – Loyola has a three-game winning and losing streak so far and is one game under .500 in non-conference play. The Ramblers started the year with wins over Chicago State, Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois. LU has played well in some tough setbacks losing to Eastern Michigan by eight, 63-55, at No. 22/21 DePaul, 70-65, and at Northwestern, 72-67. Four players are in double figures in scoring for the Ramblers, with three in the top 13 in the Horizon League. Junior Monica Albano tops the team and is sixth in the conference in scoring at 14.3 ppg., while junior Patrice King is ninth in the league at 14.1 ppg. Freshman Simone Law is third on the team and 13th in the league at 12.3 ppg., while placing second on the team in rebounding at 6.5 per night. Loyola – who was picked to place eighth in the Horizon League Preseason Poll - is third in the conference in offense posting 65.3 points per game.

Milwaukee (4-6) – The Panthers went 4-6 in their first 10 non-conference games, with a pair of three-game losing streaks and two-game winning streaks. Milwaukee has faced two common opponents with Detroit losing to Michigan State at home, 70-57, and at Western Michigan, 69-63. The Panthers have also faced two top-ranked teams falling to No. 1 Baylor, 72-41, and No. 24/23 Oklahoma, 72-50. Sophomore Courtney Lindfors leads the team in scoring at 13.7 per night, while junior Sami Tucker is tallying 11.4 ppg., and a team-best 7.8 rebounds per game. Milwaukee was tabbed to finish sixth in the league’s preseason poll.

UIC (7-4) – Under first-year coach Regina Miller, UIC – picked to finish fifth in the HL Preseason Poll - started the year with three-straight wins and is currently on a three-game winning streak as it enters league play. UIC has the Horizon League’s leading scorer in Jasmine Bailey, who is averaging 21.2 points per game to go with a conference-best 4.5 assists and 10.0 rebounds per contest, second in the HL. Another senior, Shamiea Green just returned from an injury and is tallying 11.0 ppg., while a third senior Kiara Strickland is posting 11.8 ppg. The Flames are averaging 61.4 points and allowing 56.9 points per game.

Valparaiso (4-7) – The Crusaders opened the year by losing five straight, but have turned it around winning four of their last six games. VU has won two in a row entering Horizon League play, with a match-up at Detroit to close out the year in a New Year’s Eve showdown. Valparaiso has faced two common opponents with UDM recording wins over IPFW (64-43) and Ball State (67-53). The Crusaders have faced some major injury issues so far as only three players have appeared in all 11 games. Senior Betsy Adams – a preseason second team All-League selection - and sophomore Maegan Callaway have played in just one game, while sophomore Stefanie Lang has not appeared in any game. Sophomore Tabitha Gerardot tops the team in scoring at 11.9 ppg., while senior Ashley Varner is tallying 11.4 ppg., and a team-best 9.5 rebounds per game.

Wright State (7-5) – The Raiders were tabbed to finish third in the Horizon League’s Preseason Poll and have a nice combination of experience and youth leading them so far. Freshman Kim Demmings leads the team and all Horizon League freshmen in scoring at 15.3 points per game, while senior Molly Fox is averaging 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds, third in the conference. Wright State began the year with three-straight wins and has won two of its last three as HL play opens up this week. WSU is second in the league in scoring at 68.9 points, with five games posting 70 or more points.

Youngstown State (6-4) – Youngstown State was picked to finish last in the Horizon League’s Preseason Poll, but the Penguins have played well already matching last year’s win total. Dating back to last season, YSU has won 9 of its last 17 games and 8 of its last 13, but prior to that, the Penguins had won just 7 of its last 85 games. Detroit and Youngstown State have three common non-conference opponents as the Penguins downed IPFW and Western Michigan, while falling to Bowling Green. Junior Brandi Brown – a first team preseason selection and a candidate for HL Player of the Year – leads the team in scoring (15.4) and rebounding (9.6), while freshman Heidi Schlegel is second on the team averaging 11.4 points per game.

For the complete schedule, click here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fencers Walk Away With Hardware in Season Opener at Wayne State

Junior Clint Mikek Won a Bronze Medal at Wayne State

Dec. 7, 2011
By Clint Mikek

It was a welcomed feeling to be back on the fencing strip this past weekend at the Istvan Danosi Open hosted by Wayne State. Having picked up a number of new fencers this year after intramurals, it has been a long journey to get them up to speed for this first open competition of the year. This hard work showed as bouts were won against fencers that have been practicing for years. 

I was particularly impressed working with our new epeeists. It is always a challenge to learn a new sport and in terms of being able to adapt to changes in technique mid bout, I was very impressed. They were able to listen to coaching and respond appropriately. 

Our returning fencers and experienced walk-ons had an even better day. Five medals were taken home by UDM Students; Three in sabre, by Kurt (Hilton), Nick (Tobianski), and Eva (Berndt); One in foil by Mike (Purdy-Sachs), and I received one in epee. It was rather exciting to see our team do so well early on in the season. Our next competition, the UDM Invitational will be held in Calihan Hall on January 15th. I strongly encourage everyone to come out and cheer the Titans to victory!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Business Or Pleasure?

Every year, college basketball teams hit the road for various regular-season tournaments. Some destinations are close by in the case of the Titan men’s basketball team, which opened the CBE Classic at Notre Dame before playing three subregional games at Bowling Green.

For the women’s basketball team, preseason tournaments have taken the Titans to Indiana State and Akron for the Preseason WNIT. UDM now finds itself in Texas for the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The opportunity to travel is always a perk for coaches, student-athletes and administrators, but head coach Autumn Rademacher has made it clear that this Holiday weekend is “A Business Trip”.

The Titans got into San Antonio on Wednesday night after their normal practice routine at Calihan Hall. The work continued on Thanksgiving as after the Titans had the morning and a little of the afternoon to sight see, they practiced from 4-6 at the UTSA Convocation Center. For two hours, Detroit put the Holiday out of its’ mind and went to work in preparation for this weekend’s games against Utah and host UTSA.

After practice, it was time for celebration as the squad got together for Thanksgiving Dinner on the famed Riverwalk. The journey to the restaurant gave everyone a chance to check out one of San Antonio’s biggest attractions, while spreading the word that the Titans are here. So many spectators came up asking the team what school it was and surprisingly, there were quite a few Michigan transplants here in the Lone Star State.

After dinner, the team decided to get on the Riverwalk boat for a tour of the famous waterway that really brings out downtown San Antonio.

Now as game day is here, it is back to work for the Titans and while everyone had fun playing the “tourist role”, Detroit is ready because while traveling is fun, this is after all “A BUSINESS TRIP”.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Women's Soccer Keeps Eyes on the Prize

Junior Sarah Dzuris
Nov. 11, 2011
By Sarah Dzuris 

The 2011 season didn’t exactly end the way we wanted it to, but looking back at the whole season, I am so proud of the things we have accomplished this year. We were ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional Poll for the first time, we placed second in our league, finished with 44 goals during the regular season, competed with teams like Michigan State and Milwaukee, and there were numerous girls who won Horizon League honors. Despite our loss in the semifinal round, we still have a very good soccer team and have become very good friends.

With the season just ending, for now we are getting some rest and girls are getting treatment for their injuries. Offseason training, consisting of weight training, conditioning and futsal are coming up pretty soon. We are going to stay in shape, get stronger, technically better and work on whatever things we need since we have the time. Along with going to classes, getting good grades and working out, we are doing something more this year. We are going to help the people in our community who are less fortunate than we are. We are going to get closer to God and our team will become even closer and stronger than it was before (if that’s possible).

With all of this being said, we are staying busy with numerous things during the offseason. We are going to keep working throughout the winter, spring, and during the summer months in order to prepare for next season and become the best soccer team we can be. With all the effort we have and will be giving combined with the team we have, I KNOW that next year we are going to be ready to have an amazing year. WAC!

Women's Basketball Live Chat - Nov. 11, 2011 at Indiana State

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dick Vitale Talks College Hoops on National Media Conference Call

ESPN’s 2011-12 men’s college basketball coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN FULL COURT will feature a network record 1,450 games.  Hall of Famer Dick Vitale, in his 33rd season with ESPN, will continue to call top games from various conferences, the weekly Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV series and will provide postseason studio analysis. He will primarily work with play-by-play voice Dan Shulman.

Vitale covered many topics during the conference call including the changes to the Big East Conference, the highly talented recruiting class heading to Arizona, and how the NBA lockout affected college basketball.  Some thoughts from Dickie V on Detroit-related topics brought up during Wednesday’s media conference call:
* Vitale shared his thoughts on the Dick Vitale Court Dedication game being played at Calihan Hall on Monday, Dec. 5 against Steve Lavin and the St. John’s Red Storm.  He mentioned that he is very blessed and honored that the court will be named after him.  He is humbled to think that his kids and grandkids will be able to see his name on the court forever.  Vitale went on to say that seeing the court may bring him to tears on that night and that he is thankful for Detroit giving him a great opportunity during his career.
*After fielding some additional questions about the SEC and ACC, Vitale’s final question was to discuss some mid-major teams that could have a Cinderella season.  Vitale named off four teams: Davidson, Creighton, Harvard, and Detroit.
*Vitale explained that he is excited to attend the game between Detroit and St. John’s and that the Titans will be a tough team in the Horizon League with Ray McCallum leading the team at point guard.

On The Road With Titan Tennis; Behind the Scenes at Michigan State

Senior Amanda Cornwell
Nov. 9, 2011
By Amanda Cornwell

Well this past weekend five of us girls went to Michigan State to compete against five other schools. It was a very long weekend since it lasted Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday wasn’t too bad because matches started at 2pm so we got to sleep in but on the other two days we had to leave at 6am and 6am comes fast! If you were to look in the van at the time, girls are bobbing their heads and fluttering their eyes trying not to fall asleep because we are not allowed to sleep on the way to a match. But as soon as we get to Tim Hortons we all wake because we look forward to getting our coffee and muffins. One of the days we stopped at Timmy’s (Tim Hortons) and there was a gentleman there who was a die-hard sports fan. He came up to us and chatted away about sports and what sports he liked and acted very interested to what sport we played and wished us luck as we were leaving. I loved taking 10 minutes out of my day to talk to this man because I know it made his day.

On the first day of the tournament during the warm up I twisted my ankle, I couldn’t believe that it was happening to me because I have shin splints and my legs are already in enough pain. At first I didn’t think I could move my foot so Raina (Halabi) had to pull me up, but a few minutes later I got up and started hitting balls and played in all my matches later that day. The next day I played doubles just for Julia (Fernandes) because her parents came to support us and I wanted her parents to see their daughter to play as much as possible. After my doubles matches I defaulted the rest of my matches. On a better note the rest of the team did a fantastic job. In one of the doubles matches I have never seen Julia run so hard and fast ever in my life and was probably one of the best points I have seen! That point was the highlight of the weekend! There was also a robbery on the last day of the tournament in the State locker room and thankfully none of our stuff was taken. With that match over our fall season has come to an end which is probably for the best because there was starting to be too much estrogen in the group and we all need a little time apart even though we all love each other.

Titan Tennis,

Friday, November 4, 2011

Women’s Basketball: Know Your Foe - Part I

The season is just a week away for the Titans’ women’s basketball team. Detroit will open the season at Indiana State in the Preseason WNIT, with the outcome of that game deciding its next few opponents.

The Preseason WNIT is a 3-4 game format depending on how far a team advances and will feature the likes of Baylor, Notre Dame and UCLA. Overall, 12 teams in the 16-team field made a NCAA postseason tournament last year.

All told, the known non-conference opponents on the schedule combined for a 184-138 (57%) record a year ago with six teams earning postseason bids, including three to the NCAA tournament.

Here are some tidbits on the Titans’ non-conference opponents:

Indiana State (Nov. 11 in Terre Haute, IN): ISU was 16-16 a year ago, but 11-4 at home. The Sycamores return eight letterwinners and four starters to a team that reached the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Indiana State was picked to finish fifth in the MVC preseason poll and has six of its top seven scorers from last season back. That group is led by senior Shannon Thomas, who was a preseason MVC selection after averaging 13.1 points and a conference-best 8.6 rebounds per game last year. Detroit is 3-2 all-time against Indiana State.

Bowling Green (Nov. 22 in Detroit): The Falcons have been the class of the MAC and are coming off a 28-5 campaign, winning the Mid-American Conference championship and reaching the NCAA tournament. BGSU lost four starters from last season, but return nine letterwinners and was the preseason pick to win the MAC East Division. Bowling Green is led by junior preseason All-MAC pick Chrissy Steffen, who tallied 10.4 ppg., and 4.1 rpg., last season. Detroit trails the all-time series, 12-10, and has lost six in a row to the school from Ohio

Utah (Nov. 25 in San Antonio, TX): The Utes have a lot of experience coming back in 11 letterwinners, including four starters. Utah was 18-17 last season, but won the Mountain West Conference tournament to advance to the NCAA’s big dance. Utah was picked to finish sixth in its first season in the Pac-12 and will have its leading scorer and one of the top shooters in the nation back in junior Iwalani Rodrigues. The sharpshooter posted 14.9 points and ranked fifth in the nation in three-point field goals per game (3.1) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (44.9). This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

University of Texas at San Antonio (Nov. 26 in San Antonio, TX): The host of the Thanksgiving Classic that the Titans will participate in, UTSA was picked to win the Southland Conference’s West Division in the league’s preseason poll. The Roadrunners have two starters and eight letterwinners back from a squad that went 16-15 last year. UTSA lost its two leading scorers from last season, but will bring back Ashley Gardner who averaged 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. It will be the first meeting between the two schools that have each hosted a men’s Final Four in recent years with UTSA in 2008 and UDM in 2009.

Ball State (Dec. 1 in Muncie, IN): The Cardinals have nine letterwinners and three starters returning to a team that was 9-21 a year ago. BSU lost its top two scorers from last season leaving sophomore Brandy Woody as the highest returning scorer at 5.5 ppg. Ball State was tabbed to finish fifth in the MAC West Division and enters the year looking to end a 10-game losing streak. Detroit is 2-1 all-time against the Cardinals after the programs met for the first time since 1987 last year.

Michigan State (Dec. 6 in East Lansing): The Spartans lost three seniors to graduation, but still return a lot of firepower as they enter the year ranked 25th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll, while receiving votes in the Associated Press poll. The team was also tabbed to finish third in the Big Ten by the media in the league’s preseason poll. Senior Lykendra Johnson – a preseason All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media as well as the conference’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year – is MSU’s top returner after averaging 11.8 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds. Michigan State leads the all-time series, 17-7, and has won 12 in a row over the Titans.

Michigan (Dec. 8 in Detroit): What many will call the “revenge game”, Michigan returns to Calihan Hall after the Titans went into Crisler Arena last season and defeated the Wolverines, 67-48. Michigan returns nine letterwinners and four starters from a group that went 17-13, earning a trip to the postseason WNIT. Michigan lost its top point-producer from last season, but do have two players who averaged double figures in scoring back in Rachel Sheffer (11.0) and Carmen Reynolds (10.0). UDM leads the all-time series 12-9 following last year’s victory on the road.

IPFW (Dec. 18 in Detroit): The Mastodons are coming off a 20-win season and an appearance in the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament. IPFW lost six letterwinners and three starters from that squad and enters the year with just five returning letterwinners. The Mastodons were picked to finish fourth in the Summit League’s preseason poll, while senior Stephanie Rosado was selected to the preseason All-League first team after topping the squad in both scoring (16.5) and rebounding (7.4) last year. Detroit is 5-1 all-time against IPFW, although the one loss came on the road last year.

Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20 in Detroit): The Eagles posted a 24-13 record last season, advancing to the third round of the postseason WNIT. EMU lost six letterwinners and three starters, but eight players return from that squad, including its leading scorer in Tavelyn James (17.4 ppg.). Eastern Michigan was picked to finish third in the Mid-American Conference West Division, while James garnered preseason All-MAC accolades. Detroit is 12-8 all-time against EMU after downing the Eagles, 62-60, last year on the road thanks to a 17-3 run to end the game.

Western Michigan (Dec. 22 in Kalamazoo): The Broncos have seven newcomers to go with seven returning letterwinners and two starters from last year’s 9-21 squad. WMU lost its top two scorers from last year, but brings back preseason All-MAC selection senior Miame Giden, who tallied 11.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a junior. UDM ended a four-game losing streak to the Broncos last season with a 66-53 victory and will look to even the all-time series at 13-apiece this year.

For the team's full schedule, click here

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Live Blog - Women's Soccer vs. Wright State Friday at 5pm

DETROIT -- Follow a live blog during the Horizon League Women's Soccer Semifinal Match Friday at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The game will be at Engelmann Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisc. as the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Panthers are serving as host for this year's tournament.

Senior Lauren Roffey

The No. 2 seed Titans take on the No. 5 seed Wright State Friday. Detroit is in the semifinals for the second straight year and are looking to advance to the Horizon League Championship Match Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (EST) Advancing to Sunday's game and winning it would give Detroit an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Titans Keep In-State Talent in Michigan

It's no accident that the Detroit Titans men's basketball roster is filled with local, home-grown talent from Detroit and outlying areas. This Titan squad is backboned by seven native Michiganders, all of whom have decided to stay local and help put UDM program back on the map nationally.

Bankhoops.com writer Stephen Bell broke down the state's top talent of prep alums and it's littered with Detroit Titans. Headlining the group is Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year Ray McCallum (Detroit/Country Day HS), part of four Titans listed among the top players currently playing collegiately from Michigan.

Also among the top 25 players are junior Doug Anderson (Kalamazoo/Central HS), LaMarcus Lowe (Flint/Northwestern) and Chase Simon (Detroit/Community). All told, the Titans had the most players listed (4), ahead of Michigan State (3), Western Michigan (3) and Michigan (1).

View the article and the entire list here: http://blog.mlive.com/highschoolbasketball/2011/11/michigan_prep_alumni_college_a.html

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun At Photo Day

Photo Gallery of Women's Golf Team Picture Day

Team pictures are usually very quick and easy. For the most part, the hardest thing about team picture day is making sure the weather cooperates for those outdoor teams.

Women’s golf was one of those teams and on a beautiful fall day, the Titans gathered in their white shirts and blue skirts for a team picture. They decided on doing it at the fountain in the middle of campus. It was a perfect setting for a team picture and after a few poses in front of the fountain, it was decided that the team should take off their shoes and get in the water for a quick picture.

That is where things got interesting as just after sophomore Christina Thorne almost slipped, down went junior Allison Sears in the fountain. Completely soaked! Sears was a trooper though and she took it well, laughing it away with her teammates. She even got back in the fountain and took a few extra team pictures.

You can tell from that event that the team is very close and that bonding will only help the Titans as they look to capture their second Horizon League championship next spring.

Click here to visit the women's golf page on DetroitTitans.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Preseason Mags Eying Detroit

Coach Ray McCallum has his team poised for a big season.
The hype surrounding the 2011-12 men's basketball season continues to grow following an off-season that only saw the Detroit Titans get better.  Every scholarship player returns from last season, a year that saw the Titans win 10 Horizon League games for the first time since 2004.  Of the 10 All-Horizon League players from last season, all are gone from their respective teams except two, both Titans: Eli Holman and Ray McCallum.

The national media is taking notice of a team poised to make a run at a league crown.  That league includes two-time national runner-up Butler and other squads such as Milwaukee (HL regular season champ), Cleveland State (NIT) and Valparaiso (CIT)-- all of whom made postseason appearances a year ago.

*CollegeSportsMadness.com ranks the Titans the 3rd-best team in the Horizon, ranking #60 overall and predicting an NIT berth at the season's conclusion. 

*TheSportsBank.net shows Detroit as its No. 58 team in its 111 in 111 series.

*Detroit is on MidwestSportsFan.com's Non-BCS Watch List for '11-12.

*Lindy's projects the Titans as the runner-up in the Horizon League in its preseason publication.

*Sporting News picks Detroit as its favorite to win the league in its preseason magazine.  Both publications hit newsstands this week.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

McCallum, USA Open Play with Win over Mexico

SHENZHEN, China--  University of Detroit Mercy sophomore Ray McCallum scored five points and had two rebounds to go with a pair of assists in 11 minutes as the United States cruised to a 108-67 win over Mexico in the first game of pool play at the 2011 World University Games.  The Americans had five players in double digits, led by Ashton Gibbs' 20-point effort.

USA Basketball announced Saturday that many of the World University Games, including USA basketball games, can be seen live via a webstream at www.livefisu.tv.  Follow the prompts at that link to create a login prior to viewing.

USA will play Hungary Sunday at 3:30 a.m. (Eastern time) as pool play continues.  Check this link at detroittitans.com for all the updates on Ray McCallum at the 2011 WUGs. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Picture Day at USA Basketball

UDM sophomore Ray McCallum and his USA teammates took their team and individual photos in preparation for heading to China to compete in the 2011 World University Games.  The Americans will embark overseas on Monday  before a few final training sessions in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Here are a few pics sent back from Ray via his twitter account (@RayMac3)  well as USA Basketball (@usabasketball) and he'll provide some videos for us very soon and we'll post those in the coming days.

To those inquiring on how we can watch the USA squad from the States as they compete in China-- we hope to have an answer soon on television and/or Internet streaming options.  We'll be sure to update you here as well as on the detroittitans.com.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

He Made It!

Congratulations are definitely in order for Ray McCallum for making the final 12-man USA Basketball World University Games roster.  The University of Detroit Mercy sophomore was a late addition to the original list of players invited to the training camp... but he made the most of his time in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Following grueling practices and spirited competition between the guys, McCallum advanced to the final 14 players a few days ago and found out late Wednesday night that he would be headed to China with the Americans.

"Last night we had practice from 11-2 and we were curious if they would made cuts, because the women's team did that morning," McCallum said when asked how the process worked Wednesday.  "We all went bowling together and we got back at about 10:00 p.m. Mountain time.  They told us then they would make cuts and for us to go to our rooms.  They finalized the team and everyone was nervous.  I'm just honored and blessed to be part of USA Basketball."

He is the youngest player on the final roster, but he's made and strengthened some friendships through the process.

"We are starting to come together," McCallum said of the final group.  "We're good friends and we're learning alot from our three coaches.  They are getting the best out of us."

We'll keep tabs on Ray's journey, check this link at DetroitTitans.com for updated info, clips and related links.  Be sure to become a fan of Tommy Titan on facebook and follow Detroit Titans on twitter for updates.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Follow McCallum at USA Basketball World University Games Training

University of Detroit Mercy sophomore guard Ray McCallum embarked on his trek to Colorado Springs, Colo. to the USA Basketball facility in hopes of not returning to Detroit for the next month.  He is one of 21 athletes selected for the USA Basketball World University Games training camp roster-- a group that will get pared down to the final 12 in the coming days.  That squad will compete for the red, white and blue in China, looking to secure the United States' 14th gold medal in these competitions.

USABasketball.com has already featured McCallum (above) in a picture and story about the first day of training.  DetroitTitans.com will carry any breaking news on the roster front and will have videos taken by Ray about his experience in the days to follow.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shayne Adams: On The Road To Recovery

2011 First team All-MAAC attackman and the League’s Rookie of the Year Shayne Adams talks about his recovery from a knee injury.

Watching my teammates take the field on May 8 for the MAAC finals may have been one of the toughest things that I have done in my career as an athlete. Of all the sprints, stairs, and 6 a.m., workouts that we as a team had been put through could not compare to the feeling that I was going through as my best friends laced up their cleats for the biggest games of their lives.

On May 6 I had found out that with 10 seconds left in the game, I had torn my ACL and that I would be held out of Sunday’s championship contest. This was heart breaking to me, but my teammates picked me up with various text messages and visiting my hotel room all night. They pulled through for me when I was down and on Sunday’s game, I wanted to do the same for my brothers. I did not want my injury to slow our team down anymore than it already had. I wanted to be the spark that they would need to beat a tough Siena team. It did not end the way that we wanted, but as a team this will make us even more motivated to get the MAAC championship next season.

Putting the 2011 season behind me, I knew that I had a long way that I needed to go before I could return to the field. My road to recovery started on May 24 at 7 a.m., as I had reconstruction done on my left knee for a torn ACL and meniscus. I had the support from my Detroit family throughout my whole surgery process as Coach (Matt) Holtz, Coach (Chris) Kolon, Coach (Nick) Wilson and my trainer Mike Miller were all in attendance from what I could remember when I woke up from surgery. Just knowing that I have the support from not only my family back home in St. Catharines, Ontario, but from my family right here in Detroit really motivated me in the healing process.

After returning home from surgery for a little over two weeks, I returned to UDM to start my physical rehab on my knee. I am in the training room five days a week, a little under two hours each day working on getting my knee back to game form. I am now in my sixth week of rehab at the school and am walking and recently been removed from my brace. These are just baby steps in my road to recovery but they are steps. I am now cleared to train with our strength and conditioning coach Nick Wilson and this now gives me a chance to work on getting myself stronger for the upcoming season. Coach Wilson does a tremendous job working with our team and puts us through grueling workouts that really get us prepared for the upcoming season. I am continuing the work on my knee confident and motivated that I will be hitting the field 110% in February with my teammates by my side with one thing on our mind, the 2012 MAAC championship.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Absolutely FLOORED

The brand, spanking new basketball floor has arrived in Detroit and is almost ready to be laid in historic Calihan Hall.  Preparations have been well underway for weeks as the old floor was removed and the ground prepped for a new facelift. 

Check the Detroit Titan photo gallery for a timeline of the constant changes at Calihan Hall. 

Remember, the official dedication of the court happens on Dec. 5 as the Titans welcome St. John's University and ESPN2 to Detroit for a nationally-televised game that will honor former coach and athletic director Dick Vitale.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Do you hear that buzzing?

Despite June just coming to a close, there is significant buzz in the air about the 2011-12 Titans men's basketball team.  This is a team that does not lose a player to graduation and is building upon a solid season last year that saw the Titans win 10 Horizon League games for the first time since 2004.  Add in a pair of talented signees in P.J. Boutte and Doug Anderson and there's significant reason to believe in a magical run for this edition of the Titans.

Below are some thoughts on what the media is saying:
*Only two of the 10 All-Horizon League players (first and second teams) are coming back to their respective teams.  They both reside in Detroit (Eli Holman, Ray McCallum).

*15 Teams That Might Fly Under the Radar in 2011-12

*College Basketball: The 20 Quickest Players in the Country

*College Basketball 2011-12: Top 30 Mid-Major Players at Each Position

*Detroit may be next Cinderella on the horizon

*CBB Power Rankings: Next Year's Top 14 Floor Generals

More to follow ...

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Green Hornet" Stinging for NOLA in Playoff Push

Former Detroit Titan standout Willie Green has led his New Orleans Hornets to the NBA playoffs-- and is making an immediate impact.  Green contributed an efficient eight points in just 13 minutes off the bench as the visiting Hornets nabbed a 109-100 Game One win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the First Round of the teams' series at the Staples Center Sunday. 

Some of his work down the stretch in the regular season propelled the Hornets into the seventh seed in the perennially-tough Western Conference.  Most notably in the run was a game on April 8 where Green connected on each of his first 12 shots en route to a season-high 31 points. 

"I knew I was in a rhythm. I knew I was in a zone," Green told the Associated Press after his franchise-record achievement. "But I didn't know I was 12-for-12. It was a good feeling. I had it going and I was trying to keep it going. I was just trying to be aggressive."

Green's next NBA regular season game will be his 500th in his eight-year career.  He carries a 9.3 points per game average over the length of his career.

Green played at Detroit from 1999-2003, leading the Titans to an NCAA tourney berth and two NIT tournaments including a NIT Final Four berth in 2001.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Men's Lacrosse at Siena Live Chat & Blog Begins At 12:45 P.M.

Men's Basketball 2010-11 Top 10 Highlights: No. 5-1

5. Chase Simon Scores His 1,000th Collegiate Point
Junior guard Chase Simon scored a team-high 19 points, his final point giving him exactly 1,000 career collegiate points (freshman season at Central Michigan) in a 90-69 rout of Loyola in the Horizon League tourney opener.  Simon's efforts came as six different Titans registered double-digit point totals.  Simon will go into next season needing just 91 points to become the 35th Detroit player to reach 1,000 points at the school.

4. Two Titans Named to All-Horizon League Teams

Junior Eli Holman and freshman Ray McCallum (both pictured above) were each named to the All-Horizon League Second Team at the season's end.  Holman was also named to the league's All-Defensive Team and McCallum grabbed the conference's top newcomer award.  It marked the second straight season that Holman was recognized on the All-Defensive team and McCallum became the fifth Titan to win the HL's Newcomer of the Year since 1993.  He was also the first true freshman to land on an all-league team in Detroit men's basketball history.

3. Rashad Phillips Has His Jersey Retired.
Rashad Phillips, UDM’s all-time leading scorer, was honored pre-game on Nov. 19 in the home opener by having his jersey adorned in the Calihan Hall rafters, joining other Titan greats such as Bob Calihan, Dave DeBusschere, John Long and Terry Tyler.  Phillips led Detroit to two NCAA tournament appearances and an NIT Final Four berth.  The 5-foot-10 spark-plug racked-up an impressive 2,319 points in a UDM uniform, just the second Titan player to eclipse the 2,000-point plateau.  He is the school’s career leader in points, three-pointers (348) and free throws (541) and is second in steals (190).  He was a two-time League Player of the Year (2000, 01) and received the 2001 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the leading player in the nation standing six-feet-tall and under.  His #3 was ceremoniously passed to current guard Ray McCallum as part of the pre-game festivities.

2. Detroit Defeats First-place Cleveland State
Chris Blake's two free throws in the final second and Eli Holman's block of a desperation three at the buzzer led the host Detroit Titans to a 81-78 win over Cleveland State on Feb. 7 at Calihan Hall in one of the bigger wins of the season.  Four Detroit players finished in double figures with Blake adding 13 and Chase Simon chipping-in 10.  Ray McCallum, despite being in early foul trouble, scored nine points with seven assists. The Vikings came into the game atop the Horizon League standings and this loss damaged Cleveland State's bid for an NCAA at-large bid as the Vikes just missed out and were invited to the NIT as a No. 2 seed.

1. Detroit Wins at Wright State to Secure Home Playoff Game
Detroit used an 8-for-13 effort from the three-point line to grab a 77-67 win over host Wright State at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in the regular season finale on Feb. 25.  With the win, UDM clinched the fifth-seed in the Horizon League tournament, marking the first home playoff game for Detroit since 2006.  The win also gave the Titans their 10th Horizon League win of the season, most since 2003-04.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Top 10 Highlights: No. 5-1

No. 5 – Third Straight Postseason Conference Tournament Victory

For the third-straight season, head coach Autumn Rademacher and the Titans advanced in the Horizon League Championships as Detroit defeated Valparaiso, 59-50, in the first round. Under coach Rademacher, UDM has always been ready to play once the conference tournament comes around as the red, white and blue downed Loyola in 2009 in the first round and Wright State last year in the quarterfinals.

All three wins have been in the friendly confines of Calihan Hall.

UDM was led by sophomore Cherridy Thornton's game and career-high 25 points, as the Detroit native was hitting from all over the court, ending the game 9-of-16 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point range. She also grabbed six rebounds and had three assists and three steals.

The Titans would just not let their season end as they trailed by 11, 35-24, at the 17:52 mark in the second half, but then went on a massive 25-6 run over the next nine minutes to take a lead they would never give up. Detroit hit 10-of-15 shots during the run, which saw Thornton tally 14 points on four triples and a layup.

Highlights of the victory

No. 4 – Titans Go Into Hinkle Fieldhouse And Pull Out Win

It was a team effort from the very start as the Titans braved the winter conditions – an ice storm that saw them leave a day early – and played together as a team to end a 12-game losing streak to the Butler Bulldogs, 55-51.

Butler came into the game at 8-1 in the Horizon League, just a game out of first, but UDM saw all eight players who played score to earn the win.

Sophomore Cherridy Thornton the way with a game-high 14 points, while sophomore Yar Shayok had 12 points and nine rebounds.

After withstanding an earlier Butler charge, Detroit came back to take a lead, but the game would be tied at 25-all at the half.

The Titans were up by one, 33-32, with 16:10 to go in the second period, when Detroit took the lead for good with a 13-3 run over the next six minutes to jump out in front, 46-35. Butler got within two on a few occasions, but the red, white and blue never let the Bulldogs regain the lead.

Highlights of the victory.

No. 3 – Dixon’s Monster Weekend

It was raining buckets and the storm that was passing went by the name Dominique Dixon as the sophomore netted back-to-back 30-point games on the road at nationally-ranked Green Bay and at Milwaukee.
Dixon was simply spectacular going for 31 at Green Bay and 32 at Milwaukee. She was a career-best 12-of-18 from the field against the Phoenix, with three 3-pointers, and then went 11-of-16 from the field with a career-high six triples against the Panthers.

With the back-to-back 30-point outings, she became just the second player in school history to tally two-straight games with 30 or more with the other nearly 30 years ago in Cheryl Williams during the 1981-82 season. It was also Detroit’s first 30-point outing since Molly Peterman had 35 against UIC in 2002.

For the week, Dixon averaged 31.5 points hitting 67% from the field (23-of-34), 69% from three (9-of-13) and 88% at the free throw line (8-of-9) as Detroit cruised past Milwaukee, 90-76, and nearly defeated No. 21 Green Bay, falling 69-62.
For her efforts, she was named the National Jesuit Player Of The Week by the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight on Jan. 6.
No. 2 – Titans Rally To Take Win Away From Eastern Michigan

The saying "It ain't over till it's over" was never more convincing then on Dec. 8, 2010, as the Titans went from losing a game to the victors in six minutes, upending in-state rival Eastern Michigan, 62-60.

Detroit had a lead early, but an 8-0 run to end the first half gave Eastern Michigan a 29-28 lead at the intermission. The lead changed hands a few times in the opening minutes of the second half, but EMU would eventually garb the lead and extend it to 12, 57-45, with 6:05 left in the contest.

That is when Detroit turned the tables to stun the EMU crowd.

Detroit was down by a dozen when the Titans turned outscored the Eagles 17-3 down the stretch.

Junior Lauren Allen had a team-high 14 points and six assists, while sophomore Dominique Dixon added 13 points and sophomore Demeisha Fambro chipped in 12.

It was the biggest second-half comeback in Titan history behind a 15-point turnaround against Southwest Texas (now known as Texas State) on Dec. 22, 1997. In that contest, Detroit trailed by 15 at the half, 36-21, but came back to win, 56-53.

No. 1 – Detroit Beats Michigan In Ann Arbor

Detroit led from the very start as the Titans did not something they had not done since 1983 – defeat Michigan on the road – as UDM was simply dominant in a 67-48 victory.

The win ended a six-game slide to the Wolverines as the Titans earned their first win over their in-state rivals since 1994. The win was the first for UDM in head coach Autumn Rademacher’s three-year tenure against the Big Ten – Detroit was 0-4 prior to the outcome – and was also the first win for Detroit against a “BCS” school on the road since the Titans defeated Miami, 78-77, in 1995.

Sophomore Dominique Dixon tallied a game and then career-best 20 point going 7-of-14 from the field and 4-of-6 from behind the arc.

Three other Titans scored in double digits as junior Jalesa Jones had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, junior Lauren Allen had 11 markers, four boards and three assists, while sophomore Cherridy Thornton netted 11 points and pulled down six caroms.

Sophomore Yar Shayok posted a game-high14 boards and just missed a double-double ending with eight points.

Detroit held Michigan to just 30 percent from the field, including 25 percent in the first half, as well as just 6-of-30 (20%) from three-point range. The Titans also dominated the boards by the tune of a 47-30 margin.

Detroit led from the very start, but put the game away with a 14-2 run in the second half. Up by six, 45-39, with 8:05 left in the game, the Titans scored seven straight to go up by 13, 52-39. Detroit would later increase its lead to as many as 21, 67-46, before the horn sounded for the 19-point victory.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Men's Basketball 2010-11 Top 10 Highlights: No. 10-6

Continuing our four-day release of the "Top 10 Moments in Detroit Basketball- 2010-11", we look at Nos. 10-6 on the men's side.  It was a season of many highlights for the Titans, a few of them listed below.  We'll catch the top 5 of the women's season on Thursday with the finale on Friday and the top 5 men's highlights.

10. Ray McCallum and LaMarcus Lowe Each with Career Highs in OT Win
LaMarcus Lowe, in his first start as a Titan, tallied a career-high eight blocked shots-- including three in overtime-- while Ray McCallum posted a career-best 31 points to lead the Titans to victory over Eastern Michigan, 68-65 on Dec. 11, 2010.  The block total helped Lowe rack-up 78 on the season-- fourth-most ever by a Titan in a single season.  McCallum's 31-point output was the highest by a Titan in '10-11 on his way to a team-best 446 (13.5 ppg) as a true freshman.

9. Detroit Hosts Legends Classic-- Nov. 26-28, 2010
Calihan Hall served as the host venue for one of the Legends Classic Subregionals.  Four teams (Albany, Bowling Green, Detroit and Niagara) each played three games in three nights in the post-Thanksgiving tourney.  Detroit junior center Eli Holman stole the show, claiming MVP honors after three straight double-doubles, averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds per contest.  Joining Holman on the all-tournament team was Nick Minnerath, who scored in double figures in all three games to help the Titans to a 3-0 weekend.

8. Titans Reach Horizon League Quarterfinals in Milwaukee.
With a convincing 90-69 win over Loyola in the Horizon League tournament first round, the Titans were off to Milwaukee for the quarterfinal round.  In the win over Loyola,  six different Titans scored in double figures, a feat that was not previously duplicated all season long.  Chase Simon's 19 points led the charge and his early hot hand-- he scored Detroit's first nine points-- was the catalyst to the win.

7. Two Titans Post Double-doubles in Same Game-- Twice
In a 96-77 win over Niagara on Nov. 28, two Titans recorded double-doubles when big men Eli Holman (11 points, 10 rebounds) and LaMarcus Lowe (12 pts, 10 rbs) turned the trick.  Holman would be in on another dual double-double in the regular season finale (Feb. 25) when he (19 pts, 11 rbs) and Nick Minnerath (13 pts, 11 rbs) did the honors.  On the season, Detroit produced 19 double-double efforts from four different players, led by Holman's league-leading 13.

6. Detroit Has 13 Games Televised During the Season.
UDM was featured on television 13 times in 2010-11.  Included in the schedule were six carried nationally by the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and espn3.com).  Four more games were aired over regional cable outlet FOX Sports Detroit with three more shown on WADL-TV 38 as part of the Horizon League Game of the Week package.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Top 10 Highlights: No. 10-6

In the next four days, the Detroit Titans Blog will list the top ten moments of the year from both the Detroit men’s and women’s basketball programs. Today’s edition includes the start of the countdown in No.’s 10 through 6 on the women’s side. Tomorrow’s posting will have the men’s 10-6 and on Thursday and Friday, the top five moments of the year from each squad will be revealed.

No. 10 – Detroit Makes A Grand Entrance At The Titan Tip-Off

The date was Oct. 15, 2010 and before Detroit could show us what they could do on the court, they, well they showed us what they could also do on the court and that is make an entrance at the Titan Tip-Off event. The Titans got the crowd pumped with skills other then basketball.

Full Highlight On Titan YouTube

No. 9 – Detroit’s Defensive Effort

It was a game that could have easily been overlooked. It was the next game after beating Michigan, two days after Christmas and four days before Detroit went on the road to open up conference play against a nationally-ranked Green Bay team. Yet, the Titans were able to stay focused and down Marygrove, 68-27.

The 27 points allowed were the second fewest in school history, behind only the 17 Detroit yielded in an 83-17 triumph over Madonna on Feb. 22, 1978. The 41-point victory was also the largest win for the Titans since a 96-54 win over McNeese State on Dec. 14, 2005. The defense came to play holding Marygrove to just 18 percent shooting (11-of-59) from the field and forcing 22 Mustangs’ turnovers, including what would turn out to be a season-high15 steals.

Watch highlight’s of Detroit’s victory

No. 8 – Shayok’s Double-Doubles

Sophomore Yar Shayok became just the fifth Titan in school history (and the first since Cheryl Day did it in 1990) to average double-digits in rebounding with her 10.2 per game. The Horizon League leader in rebounding and a member of the conference’s All-Defensive team, Shayok posted 10 double-doubles on the year for the second-straight season.

At one point during the year, she recorded five consecutive double-doubles, while eight of her double-doubles were when the Titans needed them the most, in conference play.

No. 7 – Dixon Sends The Game Into Overtime

Sophomore Dominique Dixon ignited the crowd to get on their feet in Calihan Hall as her 3-pointer with six seconds left capped off an 18-point comeback to send the game into overtime at home against Loyola.

Detroit was down, 60-42, with just under 11 minutes left when the Titans started their run and outscored the Ramblers, 29-11, down the stretch. Even with all that effort, the Titans had to pound the offensive boards in the final 25 seconds, before Dixon hit the three that would eventually send the game into overtime.

Watch the game-tying 3-pointer

No. 6 – Jones Moves Into Detroit’s Top 10

Junior Jalesa Jones broke into the Detroit record book earlier in the year and ended the season with 355 career assists, good enough to hold the seventh spot in Titan history. She will enter her senior year just 10 away from sixth place and 45 away from becoming just the fourth player in UDM history to record 400 career helpers. A really good season could see Jones top the record books as she is 131 behind the Titan career leader Marry Lillie (486).

On the season, Jones - fourth in the HL at 3.6 assists per game - had 11 games with five or more assists, including a season-high eight against Western Michigan and Cleveland State.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Senior Alainna Stefan On Training In Florida

Last week, our team traveled to sunny Florida for some quality practice and tournament competition. We began the first part of our trip by putting in some quality sessions at the Faldo Golf Institute in Orlando, a great facility with multiple short game areas, a huge driving range, and a 9-hole course for our team to use.

One of the highlights of the trip came on our second day, when the team got to meet and take a picture with golf legend Sir Nick Faldo. We were also privileged enough to play an 18-hole match against IPFW at Orange Tree Golf Club, one of Orlando’s championship courses. Even though our games were still a little rusty, we managed to begin the season right with a win.

The next couple days required us to quickly transition to a course a bit further away, Walkabout Golf Club, where we hosted the Sunshine Spring Classic. Again, the team didn’t play its best in this two-day tournament, but we were starting to get back in the swing of things and had a great time.

We were then on our way north to Jacksonville and began to prepare for Butler’s annual tournament. Typically, our team has finished well every year in this event, so this year we expected nothing less. Although it still wasn’t as good as we would have liked, we managed to finish fourth in the tournament, and first out of the Horizon Leagues that were there, including Butler, Cleveland State, Green Bay, Loyola and Youngstown State.

The tournament was a good preview for our conference championship in April, and showed us how much more work needs to be done before we can repeat as Horizon League champions.

The entire team is really excited for the weeks to come in April, with our eyes set on winning our conference again. Our next stop is in Fort Wayne, IN., for IPFW’s tournament on April 3 and 4.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Titan Senior Golfer Clarridge Recaps Florida Trip

The men's golf team just returned from a successful trip in the Sunshine State. The week included numerous hours of work at the wonderful PGA Village Learning Center.

With a 360-degree range, enormous putting greens, and several short game areas, we were able to work on our games in preparation for the tournament at the end of the week.

Another exciting day was endured as the team had a great day of golf and practice at the Fox Club; one of Florida’s most prestigious courses. This day included a visit from recent graduate David Byrne, who is now living in Florida pursuing professional golf.
Following the round, we spent several hours on the range working on our swings with an ex-Detroit Golf Club Head Professional and former PGA Tour professional. He has taught many PGA pros throughout the years and we appreciated him sharing his knowledge one-on-one with our team.

A few more practice days passed until it was tournament time. It was not our best tournament performance as a team, but it was good enough to come home with a ‘W’. The tournament was held on the tough Wannamaker course and what made it even harder was some windy conditions on day one.
All in all, it was a successful week down south to get a jump-start on the spring season with the ultimate goal of defending last year’s Horizon League Championship. Now, we just need some warmer dry weather to get back outside and keep our games in shape for our upcoming tournament at Butler in a few weeks.

Jeff Clarridge

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Titan Lacrosse Getting Some Buzz, Both Local & National

The Detroit Titans will finally play a home game, after four straight on the road to open the season, as UDM hosts Mercer this Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3:00 p.m., at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.

Tickets for the home opener are set at $10 for adults (18 and over) and $7 for all students (with proper ID) and children. There will be no advance sale of tickets so the only way to purchase them will be at the gate on game day. More information on the game can be found by clicking here.

Detroit is winless on the year, but that is a product of the tough schedule the Titans have played as the red, white and blue have traveled to No. 17 Delaware, No. 4 Maryland as well as to Ohio State and Bellarmine. OSU was not ranked when the Titans faced them, a tough 4-3 setback, but the Buckeyes are now ranked 13th in the country in the latest USILA coaches poll.

Check out some of the latest buzz regarding the men’s lacrosse program.

Head Coach Matt Holt was a guest on Inside Lacrosse’s Podcasts about building programs.


The Oakland Press wrote a story about the growth of lacrosse featuring three Oakland County student-athletes in senior Tim Shoemaker, junior Brad Janer and sophomore Jamie Hebden.


Video Interview with Head coach Matt Holt with the Oakland Press (look for Feb. 23 videos)


Freshman Shayne Adams was named the MAAC’s Rookie of the Week on Feb. 22.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Tom Lorenzo - Men's Fencing Blog

Senior Tom Lorenzo - Men's Fencing
This past weekend was the UDM Invitational, the Titan's home fencing tournament. After a long night of setting up Saturday evening, the Titan fencers were ready to go. We arrived early Sunday morning and some last minute set up maintenance was required, but this proved to be no challenge for the new members of the team as they were eager to learn and get the job done. The meet started off with a bye for us in the first round, allowing Wayne State and Michigan State to fence it out.

Then came the introductions as following the first round, Detroit’s three seniors were introduced including Brad Coon, Tim Nelson, and myself. Each of the three gentlemen, were accompanied by a song that they felt best interpreted their time on the team. Each Titan strode out onto the court saluting their devoted fans, as they met the rest of the team at center court.

Round 2 - The Titans went head-to-head with the Spartans. Men's and women's Sabre both fought furiously, showing what great progress they have made over the season. With more than half of the combined Sabre squad being new this year, it was incredible to watch the heart and devotion put into fighting for every touch.

Round 3 - This round proved to be a difficult one for the Titans as they were up against more experienced fencers from Wayne State. Each and every touch scored was well earned by the Titans in this round. As a senior member of the team, I cannot express how amazing it is to see the team grow this quickly due to their hard work and dedication.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Detroit Men's Lacrosse at Ohio State Live Chat - Thursday, Feb. 10

WATCH PARTY at Champps Thursday


The Titan's men's basketball squad will battle their second straight first-place team when they travel to Valparaiso this Thursday. Detroit is looking for its fourth straight win after Monday night's 81-78 win over former place Cleveland State and you can watch the game with a Titan crowd on Fox Sports Detroit! Head out to Champps in West Bloomfield, corporate partner of Detroit Titan Athletics, for a watch party and also enjoy some great food and beverages.

Titan Athletics will provide some light complimentary appetizers at 7:30 p.m., so arrive early! There will be interactive Titan games going on throughout the basketball game...FIVE replica Titan jerseys and other prizes will be up for grabs, so bring your competitive spirit!
The Crusaders were 10-point winners over the Titans back on Jan. 16 at Calihan Hall (78-68). Detroit will have the opportunity to further jumble the already-packed standings in the Horizon League as six teams are within two games of first place in the league.

The game starts at 8:00 p.m., but come earlier and check out the premiere of the fourth installment of the Detroit Titan Court Report as it debuts at 7:30 p.m.

Hope to see you then! Any questions, call Titan Athletics anytime during business hours on Thursday. (313) 993-1700.

Men's Basketball Watch Party
Detroit at Valparaiso
TV: FS Detroit

7:30 p.m. EST - Detroit Titan Court Report (Episode 4 premiere)
8:00 p.m. EST - Titans vs. Crusaders, LIVE

Champps West Bloomfield
7410 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cardio For a Cause

Joel Matthews of the men's lacrosse team kicked off the Second Annual Detroit Titan "Cardio for a Cause" kicked off Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Check back later for more pictures, videos, and blogs from the 36-hour event as 216 participants will ride a stationary bike for ten minutes each, pedaling through the day and night and into the majority of the day on Monday, February 7.

Joel Matthews got things started at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning

From Feb. 6-7 in Calihan Hall. Titan student-athletes, staff, and coaches will participate in the event—that will see the final three hours of riding will take place adjacent to the main arena floor at Calihan Hall prior to and during the men's home basketball game vs. Cleveland State to generate additional exposure with fans in attendance.

Here's what the first the first rider of the day had to say:

8:10 am - We often find ourselves pulling together for a common good, on this small urban campus. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing group of students. Cardio for a Cause is one of those tiny events that makes an extraordinary impact and brings students, athletes, and adults all together for a common good. Getting up early and riding a bike is a small sacrifice that has to be made in order to achieve respect throughout this tight community. Waking up early, hanging out with the likes of Coach Wilson, Shayne Adams, Brian Smith, and Alex Wilson creates a great atmosphere to start the day. Donuts and coffee, and laughs on Super bowl Sunday, while raising money and helping out for a greater cause, that is about all you can ask for on a Sunday morning. Although it may be tiring and it does take away from whatever you may have planned, inside you know you are helping and that makes you feel much better. Getting involved can make your college experience that much better and Cardio for a Cause is certainly something that can boost the morale of an entire campus. I love doing events like this and I was certainly proud of myself and my fellow teammates. UDM is a great place to go to school and grow as a person. Cardio for a Cause is definitely an interesting fundraiser and I am proud to be a part of it.

Joel Matthews, Men's Lacrosse

Throughout the event, more athletes and individuals will blog about their experience.
11:10 a.m- Cardio for a Cause is a great fundraiser that brings us student-athletes closer. During this time, we are reminded that athletics is a big part of UDM. We like to think of ourselves are role models for the city of Detroit. This fundraiser reminds us that it isn’t about Titan Lacrosse, or Titan soccer, but rather it’s about Titan athletics. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and teammates. We are all coming together for a common cause. We want to make Titan athletics successful. What makes Cardio for a Cause special is that it is a time for all athletes to come together to help each other get faster and stronger.

Marybeth Flanagan, Women's Lacrosse

2:20 p.m. Just got done doing the Cardio for a Cause bike ride on super bowl Sunday. I’m feeling super jacked that I have just benefited the Titan weight room having raised money for this. It was incredibly kind for all of my sponsors to donate money to this wonderful cause. It’s thanks to their generosity that we can continue to get ripped with big Nick and all of the talented strength and conditioning staff members. Let’s go Titans, let’s go Red Barons. Detroit!

Vince Lefler, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

Members of the men's basketball team took a turn on the bike with the Super Bowl kickoff drawing closer. A TV in the room was set to the game so all riders (and supervisors) can keep tabs on the big game.


Evan Bruinsma passes the torch to Head Coach Ray McCallum

The big game is underway, but we still have athletes and staff coming by to help support the cause.

7:36 p.m. Almost a full 12 hours in and still going strong. My 10 minutes went by extremely quick and safe to say the transition went very smoothly! Nick Wilson even said it was the best transition of the day, between Alyssa Gietl and myself. The electricity is energizing everyone as they bike for such an amazing cause! New work out equipment to get fit for our seasons.Superbowl Sunday ain't got nothin' on this excitement!!!
Over and out,

Karyn McCarty, Women's Softball

11:44 p.m. - Working hard to be the best you can be is something that we as a Titan community strive for, and for us that starts in the weight room. Nick Wilson, Joe Tofferi and the Detroit Titan Strength staff do an excellent job preparing our athletes to compete at the highest level against top athletes in the NCAA. Cardio for a Cause is great to be a part of because not only does it benefit the golf team, but it benefits all of our athletic teams. New equipment in the weight room will allow us to be E.L.I.T.E. athletes.

Simon Reyers, Men's Golf

1:05 a.m. - I just got done with my ten minute shift of my second year of doing Cardio for a Cause. Just to touch briefly on the charity aspect; I think it's a great way to involve all of our athletic teams in a cause greater than themselves. However, an aspect of this that might get overlooked is the dedication of the strength and conditioning staff. A member of the 4 person staff will be present for all of the 24 hours, while the 216 participants of this event only had to be present for ten minutes each. This is not just a one-time occurrence however. Nick Wilson is perpetually the first person at Calihan morning after morning. This persistent dedication only sets an excellent example for all of the student-athletes here. I'm glad to be a part of this event and this athletic community that continually strives for excellence.

Matt Nedwicki - Men's Soccer

8:10 a.m. - Just finished my run on the bike for Cardio for a Cause and couldn't be happier to have a chance to support our community and the weight room where we all spend so much time. It's always a great experience to come take part in an event like this with other Titan athletes. It never fails to amaze me how many Titan athlete's will volunteer for a cause like this regardless of how tired or busy they already are. Go Titans!

Michael Purdy-Sachs - Men's Fencing

10:15 a.m. - 26 hours in and still going strong.  It has been a great experience with all these student-athletes spending some of their time doing something that benefits the ENTIRE athletic department and not just their own individual teams.  It has been business as usual up here in the weight room but the bike continues to move.  It has been a long night  but it will all be worth it in the end.  Thanks again to everyone that sponsored a rider, rode the bike, or supported Titan Athletics.  GO TITANS!!!

Nick Wilson - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

11:37 a.m. - Men's lacrosse player Ty Maruyama takes a turn on the bike. We're closing in on the final eight hours!!

2:23 p.m. Track & Field/Cross Country Head Coach Guy Murray is on the clock as the time continues to tick.

At 5:00 p.m., the final three hours of riding will take place adjacent to the main arena floor at Calihan Hall prior to and during the men's home basketball game vs. Cleveland State (A 7:00 p.m. start against the current No. 1 team in the Horizon League) to generate additional exposure with the fans in attendance.  The final rider will finish at approximately 8:00 p.m. at halftime of the game.  That honor this year goes to Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons!  Joining him among the celebrities to ride on Monday are: Earl Cureton- former basketball star and current Titan broadcaster, Tom Leyden- WXYZ, Tom Markowski- Detroit News and Matt Dery- Voice of the Titans and 97.1 personality, among others!

3:04 p.m. The men's fencing team also hopped on the bike as senior Tim Nelson took his 10 minutes in stride.

4:40 p.m. - Almost to the finish line! It's been business as usual in the weight room except for the sense of pride in the room. Watching every athlete and every staff member taking a turn to ride the biie has been truly inspiring to watch. This whole event just goes to show what a close knit family all the titans are. It is amazing how something like this can help so many people. It's been a long run and it's well worth it. And it's been an honor to say that I was apart of it. Keep it up Titians! Ale!

Larry Brown - Men's Tennis

5:00 p.m. The transition has been made as the riding has been transferred to Calihan Hall where Joe Tofferi, Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning, was riding as the clock hit 5:00.00 p.m., as we approach the final three hours of this 36-hour marathon.

6:00 p.m. Two hours to game time. Bikers now Cleveland State brings senior Norris Cole to Calihan Hall who today was mentioned as a Top-10 Finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's top collegiate point guard. Other names making the list are some of the nation's best including Corey Fisher of Villanova, Jimmer Fredette of BYU, Brandon Knight of Kentucky, Nolan Smith of Duke, and Kemba Walker of Connecticut.

Tonight against Cleveland State, Detroit is looking for its third straight home win, and third in five days, after beating UIC and Loyola Thursday and Saturday respectively.

Brigid Mulroy, women's basketball was on as the pregame music was playing at Calihan Hall.

Detroit Pistons reporter Heather Zara subbed in and took a few minutes on the bike

Come to Calihan and support the Titans against the Vikings of Cleveland State!! Game time is 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Game time and women's basketball head coach Autumn Rademacher is on the bike. Only one hour remains and five riders after Coach Rademacher left to go.

7:51 p.m. Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons is the last rider of the day in the final 10 minutes of the event until 8:00 p.m. Over 200 student athletes, coaches, staff, and celebrities have taken a turn at Cardio for a Cause.

Below is a list of all the riders and their sport, position, or association. A big thank to all of those who helped support this year's cause.

8:00-8:10 am Joel Matthews Men's Lacrosse
8:10-8:20 am Shayne Adams Men's Lacrosse
8:20-8:30 am Brian Smith Men's Lacrosse
8:30-8:40 am Alex Wilson Men's Lacrosse
8:40-8:50 am Scott Drummond Men's Lacrosse
8:50-9:00 am Nick Garippa Men's Lacrosse
9:00-9:10 am Wes Steen Men's Lacrosse
9:10-9:20 am Joe MacLean Men's Lacrosse
9:20-9:30 am Tom Masterson Men's Lacrosse
9:30-9:40 am Taylor Ragland Track & Field/Cross Country
9:40-9:50 am Matt Lining Men's Lacrosse
9:50-10:00 am Max Zwolan Men's Lacrosse
10:00-10:10 am Anna Eidem Women's Lacrosse
10:10-10:20 am Emily Boissonneault Women's Lacrosse
10:20-10:30 am Brittany Busch Women's Lacrosse
10:30-10:40 am Megan Callahan Women's Lacrosse
10:40-10:50 am Erin Campbell Women's Lacrosse
10:50-11:00 am Jenna Alberts Women's Lacrosse
11:00-11:10 am Marybeth Flanagan Women's Lacrosse
11:10-11:20 am Tara Grady Women's Lacrosse
11:20-11:30 am Zaynib Hamze Women's Lacrosse
11:30-11:40 am Morgan Lear Women's Lacrosse
11:40-11:50 am Corina Mahorn Women's Lacrosse
11:50am-Noon Lindsey Saunders Women's Lacrosse
12:00-12:10 pm Alycsa Valentine Women's Lacrosse
12:10-12:20 pm Megan Wallace Women's Lacrosse
12:20-12:30 pm Rebekah Dornbos Women's Lacrosse/Soccer
12:30-12:40 pm Sharonda Vesey Track & Field/Cross Country
12:40-12:50 pm Whitney Rogers Track & Field/Cross Country
12:50-1:00 pm Tressanique Hampton Track & Field/Cross Country
1:00-1:10 pm Nicole Meisner Track & Field/Cross Country
1:10-1:20 pm Steph Cuniberti Track & Field/Cross Country
1:20-1:30 pm Allison Sears Women's Golf
1:30-1:40 pm Collette Hansen Women's Golf
1:40-1:50 pm Christina Thorne Women's Golf
1:50-2:00 pm Alainna Stefan Women's Golf
2:00-2:10 pm Taylor Hennrick Track & Field/Cross Country
2:10-2:20 pm Vince Lefler Track & Field/Cross Country
2:20-2:30 pm Anthony Donald Track & Field/Cross Country
2:30-2:40 pm Matt Arb Men's Lacrosse
2:40-2:50 pm Stephen Mastracci Men's Lacrosse
2:50-3:00 pm Brandon Davenport Men's Lacrosse
3:00-3:10 pm Kevin DiSalle Men's Lacrosse
3:10-3:20 pm Nick Tolomei Men's Tennis
3:20-3:30 pm Pablo Nunez Men's Tennis
3:30-3:40 pm Alex Latosinsky Men's Tennis
3:40-3:50 pm Cesar Escobar Serrano Men's Tennis
3:50-4:00 pm Chris Cheung Men's Tennis
4:00-4:10 pm Dean Butts Men's Tennis
4:10-4:20 pm Mike Basha Men's Tennis
4:20-4:30 pm David Stabley Men's Tennis
4:30-4:40 pm Chris Nemes Men's Lacrosse
4:40-4:50 pm Scott Harris Men's Lacrosse
4:50-5:00 pm John Dwyer Men's Lacrosse
5:00-5:10 pm Matt Ryder Men's Basketball
5:10-5:20 pm Ray McCallum Head Coach - Men's Basketball
5:20-5:30 pm LaMarcus Lowe Men's Basketball
5:30-5:40 pm Evan Bruinsma Men's Basketball
5:40-5:50 pm Connor Clark Men's Basketball
5:50-6:00 pm Jay Smith Assistant Coach- Men's Basketball
6:00-6:10 pm Casey Hornung Athletic Administration
6:10-6:20 pm Eli Holman Men's Basketball
6:20-6:30 pm Chris Ronald Strength & Conditioning
6:30-6:40 pm Amanda Sicard Strength & Conditioning
6:40-6:50 pm Nick Wilson Strength & Conditioning
6:50-7:00 pm Chris Kolon Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
7:00-7:10 pm Renee Zaccagni Softball
7:10-7:20 pm Hannah Klenk Softball
7:20-7:30 pm Karyn McCarty Softball
7:30-7:40 pm Alyssa Gietl Softball
7:40-7:50 pm Whitney Stratton Softball
7:50-8:00 pm Rachel Copple Softball
8:00-8:10 pm Katelyn Steffel Softball
8:10-8:20 pm Sara Cupp Softball
8:20-8:30 pm Julia Maksym Softball
8:30-8:40 pm Shelby Long Softball
8:40-8:50 pm Anna Runge Softball
8:50-9:00 pm Erin Huddleston Softball
9:00-9:10 pm Anna Bondy Softball
9:10-9:20 pm Andrew Dhaenens Cheer
9:20-9:30 pm Melanie Capuano Women's Tennis
9:30-9:40 pm Amanda Cornwell Women's Tennis
9:40-9:50 pm Carolina Salas Espinosa Women's Tennis
9:50-10:00 pm Raina Halabi Women's Tennis
10:00-10:10 pm Julia Fernandes Women's Tennis
10:10-10:20 pm Elena Strakhova Women's Tennis
10:20-10:30 pm Erin Weldon Women's Tennis
10:30-10:40 pm Sam Poole Women's Tennis- Head Coach
10:40-10:50 pm Megan Miller Track & Field/Cross Country
10:50-11:00 pm UDM Public Safety UDM Public Safety
11:00-11:10 pm Sequoyia Calhoun Track & Field/Cross Country
11:10-11:20 pm Susan Kalkstein Track & Field/Cross Country
11:20-11:30 pm Simon Reyers Men's Golf
11:30-11:40 pm Sheldon Keyte Men's Golf
11:40-11:50 pm Mark Hicks Men's Golf
11:50pm-12:00 amMarni Atcherhoff Women's Golf

Monday, February 7, 2011

12:00-12:10 am Liz Zouzal Women's Golf
12:10-12:20 am Britt Pronk Men's Golf
12:20-12:30 am Kyle Benford Men's Golf
12:30-12:40 am Brendan Leonard Men's Golf
12:40-12:50 am Pat Lepera Men's Soccer
12:50-1:00 am Matt Nedwicki Men's Soccer
1:00-1:10 am Jeremy Stoychoff Men's Soccer
1:10-1:20 am Danny Preston Men's Lacrosse
1:20-1:30 am Tom Allott Men's Soccer
1:30-1:40 am Martin Robertson Men's Soccer
1:40-1:50 am Adam Bedell Men's Soccer
1:50-2:00 am Adam Philp Men's Soccer
2:00-2:10 am Moustafa Bazzi Men's Soccer
2:10-2:20 am Patrick Soltys Men's Soccer
2:20-2:30 am John Weber Men's Soccer
2:30-2:40 am Anthony Shepherd Men's Soccer
2:40-2:50 am Kevin Pinkos Men's Soccer
2:50-3:00 am Chris Kobayashi Men's Soccer
3:00-3:10 am Nate Robertson Men's Soccer
3:10-3:20 am Joey Krizanek Men's Soccer
3:20-3:30 am Janae Paveglio Women's Soccer
3:30-3:40 am Mary Leone Women's Soccer
3:40-3:50 am Nina Carter Women's Soccer
3:50-4:00 am Alyssa Korson Women's Soccer
4:00-4:10 am Sarah Dzuris Women's Soccer
4:10-4:20 am Joanna Hinde Women's Soccer
4:20-4:30 am Megan McLalin Women's Soccer
4:30-4:40 am Kaitlyn Quarrell Women's Soccer
4:40-4:50 am Emily Oberheim Women's Soccer
4:50-5:00 am Jess LaBond Women's Soccer
5:00-5:10 am Lauren Roffey Women's Soccer
5:10-5:20 am Becca Pidgeon Women's Soccer
5:20-5:30 am Alison Suschak Women's Soccer
5:30-5:40 am Alex Suschak Women's Soccer
5:40-5:50 am Chloe Streetman Cheer
5:50-6:00 am Rachel Tarbutton Cheer
6:00-6:10 am Greg Haapala Director of Ticket Sales & Fan Experience
6:10-6:20 am Nora Abolins Women's Soccer
6:20-6:30 am Abby McCollum Women's Lacrosse/Soccer
6:30-6:40 am Olivia Mendoza Women's Lacrosse
6:40-6:50 am Adam Siero Sports Medicine
6:50-7:00 am Jaimee Stoner Women's Lacrosse
7:00-7:10 am Sydney Hudson Cheer
7:10-7:20 am Nick Garofalo Cheer
7:20-7:30 am Chris Campbell Cheer
7:30-7:40 am Allison Cass Cheer
7:40-7:50 am Lauren Kenny Cheer
7:50-8:00 am Ebony Fails Cheer
8:00-8:10 am Michael Purdy-Sachs Fencing
8:10-8:20 am Lindsey Lammars Women's Golf
8:20-8:30 am Tim Robertson Men's Lacrosse
8:30-8:40 am Troy Dennis Men's Lacrosse
8:40-8:50 am Adam Nolan Men's Lacrosse
8:50-9:00 am Chris Hinderliter Sports Medicine
9:00-9:10 am Ashley VanMeter Sports Medicine
9:10-9:20 am Nick Schesnuk Men's Lacrosse
9:20-9:30 am Alexandria Vintevoghel Track & Field/Cross Country
9:30-9:40 am Kristie Ferrans Track & Field/Cross Country
9:40-9:50 am Sarah Martinez Track & Field/Cross Country
9:50-10:00 am Katie Weishaar Track & Field/Cross Country
10:00-10:10 am Katrina Oberski Track & Field/Cross Country
10:10-10:20 am Torrie Eger Track & Field/Cross Country
10:20-10:30 am Shelby Mamo Cheer
10:30-10:40 am Katie Taylor Track & Field/Cross Country
10:40-10:50 am Julio Castillo Men's Soccer
10:50-11:00 am Jamie Hebden Men's Lacrosse
11:00-11:10 am Sunny Jones Head Coach, Softball
11:10-11:20 am Ali Hess Asst. Coach, Softball
11:20-11:30 am John Bowman Men's Soccer
11:30-11:40 am Ty Mariuma Men's Lacrosse
11:40-11:50 am Kelly Gallagher Asst. Coach, Women's Lacrosse
11:50am-Noon Mary Ann Meltzer Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse
12:00-12:10 pm Victoria Vintevogel Sports Medicine
12:10-12:20 pm Erek Bender Men's Lacrosse
12:20-12:30 pm Brad Janer Men's Lacrosse
12:30-12:40 pm Jason McDonald Men's Lacrosse
12:40-12:50 pm Tyler Corcoran Men's Lacrosse
12:50-1:00 pm AJ Levell Men's Lacrosse
1:00-1:10 pm Lorrena Carithers Sports Medicine
1:10-1:20 pm Kristin Mooney Track & Field/Cross Country
1:20-1:30 pm Drew Schupbach Men's Lacrosse
1:30-1:40 pm Grant Asher Head Coach, Men's Tennis
1:40-1:50 pm Pjotrs Necajevs Men's/Women's Tennis Asst. Coach
1:50-2:00 pm Nic Ryan Assistant Facilities Manager
2:00-2:10 pm Mike Smith Track & Field/Cross Country
2:10-2:20 pm Jordan Sames Dir. of Concessions & Merchandising
2:20-2:30 pm Guy Murray Director of Track & Field/Cross Country
2:30-2:40 pm Emily Vannice Dir. of Ticket Operations & Special Events
2:40-2:50 pm Mike Miller Asst AD
2:50-3:00 pm Mike Lupenec Head Coach, Women's Soccer
3:00-3:10 pm Tim Nelson Fencing
3:10-3:20 pm Alyssa Starkey Athletic Administration
3:20-3:30 pm Amy Paling NCAA Compliance Office
3:30-3:40 pm Kit Stetzel Sports Information
3:40-3:50 pm Jessica Liebner Athletic Administration
3:50-4:00 pm Harvey Theeck Athletic Equipment Manager
4:00-4:10 pm Jeff Clarridge Men's Golf
4:10-4:20 pm Dennis Carlesso Dir. of Development, Athletics
4:20-4:30 pm Elijah Warren Athletic Administration
4:30-4:40 pm Larry Brown Men's Tennis
4:40-4:50 pm PJ Gradowski Sports Information
4:50-5:00 pm Adam Parratino Men's Lacrosse
5:00-5:10 pm Joe Tofferi Asst AD, Strength & Conditioning
5:10-5:20 pm Matt Holtz Head Coach, Men's Lacrosse
5:20-5:30 pm Jeff Latinen Asst AD, Facilities & Special Events
5:30-5:40 pm Steve Corder Asst AD, NCAA Compliance
5:40-5:50 pm Brigid Mulroy Asst. Coach, Women's Basketball
5:50-6:00 pm Mitch Wigness Sports Information
6:00-6:10 pm Brandon Longmeier Dir. of Marketing and Promotions
6:10-6:20 pm Yar Shayok Women's Basketball
6:20-6:30 pm Earl Cureton Former Men's Basketball Player
6:30-6:40 pm Tom Markowski Detroit News
6:40-6:50 pm Matt Dery 97.1 The Ticket
6:50-7:00 pm Daron Montgomery Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director
7:00-7:10 pm Autumn Rademacher Head Coach, Women's Basketball
7:10-7:20 pm Michael Joseph Interim University President
7:20-7:30 pm Tom Leyden WXYZ Channel 7
7:30-7:40 pm Keri Gaither Director of Athletics
7:40-7:50 pm Tommy Titan Titan Athletics
7:50-8:00 pm Austin Daye Detroit Pistons