Sunday, March 03, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball team is headed to Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a second round NCAA III Tournament game on Saturday, March 9. The game time has been set for 8 p.m. (EST) - 7 p.m. (CST). Ticket information for Calvin fans will be announced later. Calvin will be facing each other for just the second time in school history and for the first time in NCAA III Tournament history. The two teams nearly met in the NCAA III Tournament in 2005 as both teams reached the Final Four but Calvin was defeated by Rochester in the semifinals with Stevens Point later defeated Rochester in the subsequent national championship game. Calvin reached the second round with a 72-52 first round win over Rose-Hulman Saturday night. Wisconsin-Stevens Point advanced with a 71-54 first round win over Northwestern (MN).
Live Video Stream of Calvin-Stevens Point Game
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are currently on sale at the Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center at the University Information & Tickets office. To purchase tickets by phone, please contact 715-346-4100 (identify yourself as a Calvin fan when calling). Reserved seats are $8. Tickets will be placed at Will Call. An additional 400 general admission tickets ($6) available for Calvin fans will also be available at the door on Saturday.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
TERRE HAUTE, IN - Playing against the nation’s top scoring defense, Calvin remained unfazed, exploding for 47 second half points en route to a 72-52 first round NCAA III Tournament victory at Rose-Hulman Institute Saturday night. The host Engineers (24-4) came into Saturday’s game limiting opponents to just 51.0 points a game but the Knights connected on 60.9 percent (28-of-46) of their field goal attempts including a blistering 18-of-22 (.818) in the second half to gain its first NCAA III Tournament win since 2007.Calvin (25-3) will travel to Wisconsin-Steven Point (22-5) next Saturday in a second round game with the game time set for 8 p.m. (EST). . Calvin received 20 points from senior Tom Snikkers and 16 from senior Bryan Powell. Junior Mickey DeVries also had 11 points off the bench. Calvin held a 33-22 rebounding advantage. Rose-Hulman picked up 17 points from Julian Strickland. The 72 points is the most Rose-Hulman has allowed this year.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Three members of the Calvin menís basketball team have received post-season honors from the MIAA. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are seniors Tom Snikkers and Bryan Powell while junior Tyler Kruis has been named to the All-MIAA second team. Snikkers is receiving first team All-MIAA honors for the third straight year while Powell and Kruis are being so honored for the first time. Calvin is currently ranked 12th nationally and will carry a 24-3 record into a first round NCAA III Tournament game at 19th-ranked Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first round game, scheduled for 7 p.m. (EST), is the only one of 31 menís basketball first round matchups featuring two teams in the top 20.
Monday, February 25, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Tyler Kruis its Player of the Week in menís basketball for games played through February 23. Kruis, a junior from Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS), averaged 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in helping the Knights win their first MIAA tournament since 2007. He scored 15 points and added four blocked shots in a 71-44 semifinal win over Adrian, then had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Calvin defeated Hope, 77-57, in the tournament championship game. Kruis, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career, shot 58 percent from the field (7 of 12) and 75 percent from the free-throw line (12 of 16) for the tournament. Calvin is headed to the NCAA III Tournament for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Calvin will travel to Rose-Hulman Institute for a first round game Saturday at 7 p.m. (EST).
Monday, February 25, 2013
By Mitch Blankespoor
The Calvin College men’s basketball team is back in the NCAA III Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Knights will travel to Terre Haute, Ind, for a one-game regional against host Rose-Hulman on March 2. The game is slated to start at 7:00 p.m. EST. Calvin (24-3), which is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2007 and 18th overall, will play the Engineers of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (24-3). Calvin won the MIAA Tournament to earn its automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Rose-Hulman, ranked 23rd in the most recent poll by d3hoops.com, earned its birth by winning the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament title. The meeting will be the first ever between the two teams. Calvin has played two members of the Heartland Athletic Conference this season. The Knights recorded a 98-56 win over Anderson (IN) on Nov. 20 as well as an 87-63 victory over Manchester (IN) on Nov. 27. Calvin, ranked 15th in the same poll, is 30-18 in NCAA III Tournament games for a .625 winning percentage. The Knights are 12-5 in tournament play under head coach Kevin Vande Streek.
Adults - $6
Students, Senior Citizens, Children Ages 3 and Up - $3
Children Age 2 and Below Ė Free
Tickets will be available in the lobby of the Sports and Recreation Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. A total of 650 tickets for Calvin fans will be held at the Sports and Recreation Center. An additional 300 tickets will also be available at the door.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor Photo Credit: Sandy Palmatter and Jeff Febus
GRAND RAPIDS, MI Ė Calvin played host the Flying Dutchmen of Hope College Sat. night at the Van Noord Arena in the MIAA Tournament final. The meeting marked the 186th time the two rivals have played. Coming into the game, the Knights were just 1-8 against Hope in MIAA Tournament final games. Despite its record, Calvin defeated Hope 77-57 in front of 4,293 fans to win its first MIAA Tournament title since 2007. Snikkers finished with 17 points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists. Powell finished with 18 points while Kruis finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Knights shot 45.5 percent from the field while holding the Flying Dutchmen to 33.3 percent shooting and just 1-14 from beyond the arc. Calvin also held a 41-32 rebounding advantage. With its win, Calvin, now 24-3, earns the MIAAís automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Menís Basketball Tournament - a tournament Calvin has not appeared in since the 2006-07 season. The tournament field will be announced at 12:30 EST Monday, Feb. 25, on a live video stream courtesy of ncaa.com.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor, Photo Credit: Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin men’s basketball team is headed to the MIAA Tournament Championship game. The Knights booked their ticket to the title tilt with a 71-44 victory over Adrian in the MIAA Tournament semifinals Thursday evening at Van Noord Arena. Calvin will face rival Hope in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at Van Noord Arena. It will mark the seventh time in the last eight years that the two teams have met in the final. Hope (18-8) defeated Trine 76-63 in Thursday’s other semifinal contest. Tickets for Saturday’s game will be available at the Calvin Box Office on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. and will be sold until 5 p.m. and again from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door Saturday evening.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Calvin men’s basketball team has gained the top seed for the MIAA Tournament this week. The Calvin men’s basketball team will host Adrian College in the MIAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.The MIAA Tournament finals are scheduled for Saturday with the men’s final at 7:30 p.m. If Calvin team were to win its MIAA Tournament semifinal game, Calvin would host the subsequent MIAA Tournament final on Saturday. Ticket information for the Calvin/Adrian men’s basketball game on Wednesday is as follows: General Admission tickets for Thursday’s game will be on sale at Calvin’s website (Calvin Box Office) and at the Box Office Monday through Thursday, February 18-21, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the Arena starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Ticket Prices: General Admission tickets are FREE for MIAA students with student ID. They are $3.00 for any college faculty/staff and students, High School students and children, and 5.00 for all others. Faculty and Staff may purchase a maximum of 2 tickets per ID with a maximum of 2 IDs at the MIAA Faculty/Staff price of $3.00. Additional tickets may be purchased at the full ticket price of $5.00. Calvin students may obtain 1 FREE ticket per student ID, with a maximum of 2 student IDs per person. There is no limit on the number of tickets to be purchased. Calvin head coach Kevin Vande Streek was on Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD-TV 8 this past weekend and previewed Calvin’s upcoming game.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin men’s basketball team wrapped up an outright MIAA regular season title with an 86-60 victory over Olivet Saturday at Van Noord Arena. Calvin will be the top seed for the MIAA Tournament next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Adrian. In Saturday’s win over Olivet, Calvin received 14 points apiece from junior Tyler Kruis and sophomore Tyler Dykstra. Kruis had one blocked shot to move into a tie for fifth place on the all-time Calvin blocked shots list with Jeremy Veenstra as both players have 124 career swats. Junior Mickey DeVries had 12 points and nine rebounds as Calvin outrebounded Olivet 58-27.
Friday, February 15, 2013
By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus
In the long and storied tradition of Calvin men’s basketball, one team stands by itself. The Calvin menís basketball program has had two national championship teams , four NCAA III Final Four teams and 30 MIAA championship teams. But only one has gone throughout a season undefeated. On February 16, Calvin will honor its 1960-61 men’s basketball team which became not only the first team in school history to reach the 20-win mark, but also the first team to go undefeated as the Knights finished 20-0 overall and 12-0 in the MIAA.< 1 2 3 4 > Last »