Saturday, November 28, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS Ė Like many meetings before it, the 173rd meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball went down to the wire. Surviving a frantic Calvin comeback effort, Hope pulled out a 79-76 victory over the host Knights to claim the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic Saturday evening at the Van Noord Arena.
During the first half, it appeared that Hope (2-1) would run away with the win as the Flying Dutchmen led by as many as 18 points before Calvin (1-3) was able to whittle the Hope lead down to 45-34 at halftime.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The first meeting of the Calvin-Hope men’s basketball rivalry will come early this year. Unfortunately for both teams, it will come in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Both teams suffered defeats to Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference opponents on Friday in first round play with Aquinas defeating Hope 71-59 and Cornerstone defeating Calvin 77-65.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Men’s Basketball Tournament - Calvin’s Van Noord Arena
November 27 and 28
6pm and 8pm each evening
Tickets on sale now at Calvin Box Office and online @ Calvin Box Office
Tickets are General Admission $8 and $10
Hope vs Aquinas - 6:00 p.m.
Calvin vs Cornerstone - 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 28 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament (at Calvin)
Consolation at 6:00 p.m.
Championship at 8:00 p.m. 6:00 & 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2009
After dropping their opening round game to Grace Bible College in disappointing fashion, the Calvin Knights rebounded with an 85-78 victory over Lake Forest College on Saturday.
The Knights opened the game shooting hot from the field and transition points got Calvin out to an 8-1 lead early. But the Foresters battled back to take a 9-8 lead and the teams traded points for most of the first half.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The Calvin menís basketball team opened its 2009-10 season on a losing note, falling to the Tigers of Grace Bible College by a score of 83-68.
Calvin will face Lake Forest in the consolation game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. while Grace Bible moves on to play Davenport Ė an 88-73 winner over Lake Forest Ė in the championship game at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
(Written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Niece)
The 2009-2010 menís basketball season got underway for the Knights Tuesday night in an exhibition game against fellow west Michigan rival Ferris State University, a Division II team from Big Rapids. Calvin stayed competitive into the second half before the Bulldogs turned on the heat, rolling to an eventual 88-68 win.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
The MIAA men’s and women’s basketball pre-season coaches’ polls have been announced. On the men’s side, Calvin has been picked as the MIAA co-favorite with Hope. Both teams received four first place votes and four second place votes, creating a tie with 10 points apiece. Olivet was picked to finish third.
On the women’s side, Calvin was picked to finish second behind defending champion Hope. Hope received six first place votes while Calvin received two. Saint Mary’s was picked to finish third.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Calvin will look to make year two inside the Van Noord Arena as memorable as the first when the Knights captured a 2008-09 MIAA title, finishing 19-8 overall and 12-2 in the MIAA. The league title came despite playing only half of a season inside the state-of-the-art 4,700 seat facility as the Knights did not move in until the first week of January.
Calvin returns two full-time starters and two part-time starters from its MIAA championship team from a year ago headlined by 6-9 senior center John Mantel (Chelsea/Chelsea HS) who garnered first team All-MIAA accolades after averaging 13.6 points and 7.3 rebounds a game while connecting on 48.7 percent of his shots and blocking 35 shots sent up by the opposition. Mantel collected seven double-double efforts a year ago and was named MIAA Player of the Week three times.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked nationally in the preseason issues of DIII News and WDIII News respectively.
In the DIII News preseason top 25 poll, Calvin is ranked 18th. Defending national champion Washington University of St. Louis is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason top 25 poll as Hope is ranked 11th.
Meanwhile, the Calvin women’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the WDIII News preseason top 25 poll. Washington University of St. Louis - last year’s national runner-up - is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason WDIII News poll as defending MIAA champion Hope is ranked third.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Calvin College will play host to a boys high school basketball team camp, the Calvin Knights Shootout, later this month. The three-day team camp, which will include a team tournament, will take place June 25, 26 and 27 and will involve 12 high school varsity boys basketball teams - seven from the state of Michigan and five from outside the state.
Teams scheduled to participate in the camp include Denver Christian (CO), Central Wisconsin Christian, Sheboygan County Christian (WI), Hull Western Christian (IA), Illiana Christian (IL), Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Rapids South Christian, Grand Rapids Christian, Holland Christian, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian and Northern Michigan McBain Christian.« First < 17 18 19 20 21 > Last »