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CSU falls in Horizon League tourney

The Cleveland State volleyball team entered the 2011 Horizon League Tournament as the second seed team. The Vikings began play on Saturday Nov. 19 during the semifinals. Milwaukee, the number one seed, was the host of this event.

The Vikings entered with a 20-7 overall record and they were on a four-game winning streak. This was the 11th straight year that CSU has made it to the Horizon League Tournament.

In 2007 the Vikings captured their first Horizon League Championship under head coach Chuck Voss.

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Defense key to CSU victory

It was Viking defense and continued solid offense that lead to Cleveland State’s victory against Vanderbilt Sunday 71-58.

Vanderbilt, the number-seven-ranked team was the highest ranked team to fall to CSU in what was the Viking’s season opener, but the opposition’s second game of the season, Vanderbilt having already defeated Oregon a few days earlier.

“I thought the kids played extremely hard,” Coach Gary Waters told CSUVikings.com.

The team, Waters said, played well together as a group, with the younger stars supporting already-established athletes.

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Viking named Player of the Week

Following CSU’s upset victory over the highly-ranked Vanderbilt, a CSU student, senior D’Aundray Brown was named the Horizon League men’s basketball Player of the Week.
Despite being his first game for the Vikings since 2010, Brown lead the team in their 71-58 victory against the number-eight-ranked team, Vanderbilt.

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Vikings women's basketball gains victory over Western Michigan

Due to the NBA lockout occurring, the Vikings men’s basketball coaches and players are looking forward to more fan support in larger numbers. Many fans are wondering if they will be able to see their favorite players on the court. It’s a shame to turn on the TV and wonder whether or not we’ll have the opportunity to see a Cavs game this year.

This drastic effect may be good for college athletics; especially for the Cleveland State men’s basketball team.  With former basketball star Norris Cole in the NBA, it’s likely they will have more fans. The question is, will more people show up for CSU games since they aren’t able to watch the NBA games? 

The Vikings coaches have high hopes for more fans. They each believe they will have a higher fan base than in the previous years.

Associate head coach, Jayson Gee, has many reasons as to why they are expecting more people at their games.  He is very hopeful for this to happen.

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CSU wrestling team helps raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis

The Cleveland State men’s wrestling team went 1-2 at the Wrestle for a Cure Duals in Harrisburg, Penn. on November 12. 

The one-day event raises money in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.  The other teams that participated included The Citadel, Boston University and Old Dominion.

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NBA lockout called to an end: fans share their opinions

On Nov. 26, the NBA finally announced that the lockout is over. Fans across America are ecstatic. Facebook statuses and Twitter tweets are blowing up with fan support.

“The NBA is back! In such a good mood now,” was a status from a Facebook user. Even former Cavalier, LeBron James, had a status showing his excitement for the season to begin.

It said, “Man I just got up not too long ago and see we have a deal! I feel like my kids on X-mas day! So juiced!! Excited for the fans that stayed patient with us!”
Fans are even more excited that the holidays will be better. “Christmas wouldn’t have been the same without it!” said a fan.

The NBA will begin playing basketball on Christmas Day, embarking on a 66-game season. “All I feel right now is `finally,”’ Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade told The Associated Press.

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