Sunday, March 09, 2014
The Calvin men’s basketball team is headed to an NCAA III Tournament sectional hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, March 14 and 15. The sixth-ranked Titans (25-4) will host a sectional that will also include Dickinson College (PA) and Wheaton College (IL). Dickinson (23-6) will face Wheaton (21-8) in the first sectional semifinal Friday night at 6:30 p.m. (EST) followed by a game between Calvin and Illinois Wesleyan at 8:30 p.m. (EDT). The sectional finals are scheduled to be held Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EDT). Calvin’s game against Illinois Wesleyan will mark its first-ever meeting against the Titans in men’s basketball. Calvin (24-5) advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA III by defeating Wittenberg 66-51 in the first round and second-ranked Washington University of St. Louis 83-75 in the second round. Calvin is making its second consecutive appearance in the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament including its seventh in school history. Ticket information will be announced later on Monday.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Story By Mark DeHaan/Photo by Danny Reise
ST. LOUIS, MO - Advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a win on Friday evening, the Calvin men’s basketball team faced a tall task in host Washington University of St. Louis, ranked #2 nationally and entering with a 24-2 record. Calvin proved up to the task however, handing the Bears an 83-75 defeat Saturday night to advance to the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament for the second straight year. Calvin will face sixth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan next Friday night at a site to be announced later this weekend. Calvin received strong guard play throughout the game led by junior Jordan Brink who matched career highs in points and rebounds with 27 points an 11 boards. Austin Parks also had 18 points while Jordan Daley had 12.
Friday, March 07, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to St. Louis, Missouri and the campus of Washington University for its first round matchup of the NCAA Tournament against #23 Wittenberg University and came away with an impressive 66-51 victory. Calvin will face second-ranked Washington University Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) in regional final contest. The victory marked Calvin’s first win over Wittenberg since 1990. Friday’s matchup marked Calvin’s first meeting against Wittenberg since 1995. Senior Tyler Kruis led the Knights with 19 points including 13 in the first half as Calvin raced out to a 37-25 halftime led. Junior Jordan Brink added 10 points for the Maroon and Gold.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
Spending a summer in Honduras is not the typical way a college student fills his or her summer vacation. Instead of trips to the beach, movies with friends, or family vacations, Calvin College student Dan Stout was taking classes, translating for American visitors, and living with a Honduran family. As a Spanish major, Stout is required to spend a semester abroad in a Spanish speaking country in order to fulfill his major requirements. Also a member of the Calvin men’s basketball team, Stout wanted to avoid any conflict with the sport that spans both the fall and spring semesters. So, with the help of faculty at Calvin, Stout was able to work out a summer semester, one that fulfilled his major’s requirements while also avoiding any conflicts with basketball. A junior from Escondido, California, a town just 30 miles north of San Diego, Stout chose to be a Spanish major because of his familiarity with the language and the ease with which he picked it up.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Calvin College senior Tyler Kruis has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in men’s basketball. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Kruis is the first MIAA men’s basketball MVP from Calvin since Jeremy Veenstra received the honor in 2002. Kruis is joined on the All-MIAA first team by Kalamazoo senior Mark Ghafari, Hope senior Nate VanArendonk, Calvin junior Jordan Brink and Trine junior Tyler Good. The All-MIAA second team consists of Calvin junior Tyler Dykstra (Holland/Holland Christian HS), junior Blake Krum of Olivet, junior Adam Peters of Kalamazoo and sophomores Ben Gardner of Hope, Jordan Herron of Albion and Brandon Krause of Alma.
Monday, March 03, 2014
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin guard Jordan Brink and center Tyler Kruis its Players of the Week in men’s basketball for games played through March 1. Brink, a junior from Dyer, Ind. (Illiana Christian HS), averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 assists as he helped lead the Knights to the MIAA tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight year. He scored a game-high 21 points and added four assists in leading Calvin to a 78-53 victory over Hope in the tournament championship game. Brink, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and third time in his career, shot 42 percent from 3-point range (5 of 12) and 85 percent (11 of 13) from the line for the tournament. Kruis, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS), also had a strong MIAA tournament as he averaged 18.0 points and 7.0 rebounds a game. He scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the tournament championship win over Hope. He shot 67 percent from the field (14 of 21) and 83 percent from the line (5 of 6) for the tournament. Kruis is being honored as Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and fifth time in his career.
Monday, March 03, 2014
The Calvin men’s basketball team will face the second-ranked Bears of Washington University of St. Louis Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) in an NCAA III Second Round game. Both teams were victorious in first round action Friday night. Calvin defeated Wittenberg 66-51 while Washington University defeated Wilmington 100-69. Saturday’s game will mark the first meeting between the two teams in NCAA III Tournament play and the first meeting since November of 2007 when Calvin defeated the Bears 87-82 at the old Calvin Fieldhouse.
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Saturday, March 01, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
.Seeking its first win against rival Hope in three opportunities this season, as well as an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, the Calvin men’s basketball team traveled to Holland for the MIAA Tournament Final on Saturday afternoon. Calvin made the most of its opportunity, defeating the 24th-ranked Flying Dutchmen 78-53 to punch its ticket to the NCAA III Tournament. The win marked Calvin’s largest margin of victory over Hope at DeVos Fieldhouse. At 22-5, Calvin will be making its 19th appearance in the NCAA III Tournament including its eighth under current head coach Kevin Vande Streek.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tickets for the Calvin at Hope men’s basketball game on Saturday are currently on sale at Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center Box Office. Walk up and phone orders only (616-526-6282). No on-line sales. Sales here will end at noon on Friday. Tickets for Faculty and Staff are $5.00 with a maximum of 2 tickets per ID and a maximum of 2 ID’s. Additional tickets may be purchased at the full ticket price of $7.00. Calvin students may obtain 1 FREE ticket per student ID, with a maximum of 2 student ID’s per person until noon on Friday, after which time tickets will be $5.00 while supplies last.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s basketball team matched up against Albion College for the second time in five days on Wednesday evening at Van Noord Arena. Wednesday’s game at Van Noord Arena turned out to be a little closer than Saturday, but the result was the same as the Knights earned a 64-55 win. Hope faced Trine in the other tournament semifinal on Wednesday inside DeVos Fieldhouse, where the Flying Dutchmen came out on top 65-62 in overtime. Calvin will travel to Hope on Saturday for the MIAA Tournament Championship game at 3 p.m. Jordan Brink led the Knights on offense with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds while Tyler Kruis added 18 points and five boards. Brink connected on a pair of three-pointers in the win to move past Kevin Broene and into 10th place on the Calvin career three-point field goal list. Saturday’s game against the Flying Dutchmen marks the tenth straight year Calvin and Hope have met in the MIAA tournament, and the eighth time in the tournament final in that ten year span.2 3 > Last »