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Good Night for the Knights - Men’s Basketball Defeats Hope 84-75 in MIAA Opener

Thursday, January 07, 2010

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The Calvin College men’s basketball team remains unbeaten in MIAA openers under head coach Kevin Vande Streek. The Knights are now 14-0 in MIAA openers under Vande Streek thanks to an 84-75 victory over rival Hope College Wednesday night in front of 4,468 fans at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

Wednesday’s game marked the first time Calvin and Hope had met in men’s basketball in an MIAA opener since 1988. It also marked the 174th meeting between the two storied rivals in a series that Hope still leads 88-86.

Post Game Press Conference Audio

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Calvin/Hope Men’s Basketball Rivalry Set For Wednesday Night With Live Video Stream

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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Calvin/Hope Video Stream

The 174th meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball will take place on Wednesday, January 6, when the two rivals face each other inside Calvinís Van Noord Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Hope currently holds a slim 88-85 series lead in a series that began during the 1920-21 season. Just 101 points separate the teams over 173 games, a difference of only 0.583 points per game!
This will also feature the second meeting of the year between the two teams as Hope edged Calvin 79-76 in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Thanksgiving weekend.

The Rivalry Web site

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Calvin Partners With Stretch Internet To Stream Video of Games From Van Noord Arena

Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Calvin is partnering with Stretch Internet and will be streaming live video directly to its Web site from the Van Noord Arena in 2010.

The first video stream to be sent to the Calvin Web site will be the January 6, 2010, Calvin-Hope menís basketball varsity game. Calvin will stream the video and audio feed of the WGVU television broadcast for that game. Future home games in both men’s and women’s basketball as well as women’s volleyball will be a single-camera shot with house audio accompanying the video feed.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Loras on Final Day Of Grand Canyon Cactus Jam

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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PHOENIX, AZ—Calvin’s three-game win streak came to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Knights were defeated by Loras (IA) 78-61 on the third and final day of competition at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam.

A rough first half effort proved to be Calvin’s undoing as the Knights (5-6) trailed 46-21 at halftime. Calvin connected on only five first half field goals while allowing Loras (6-6) to shoot 17 of 29 (.586) from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Ohio Northern 70-67 in OT - Mantel Hits 1,000 Point Plateau

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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PHOENIX, AZ—The Calvin men’s basketball team picked up its first victory over Ohio Northern since the 1991-92 season and stretched its win streak to three games in the process with a 70-67 overtime victory over the Polar Bears Tuesday afternoon at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam.

Heading into Tuesday’s game, Ohio Northern had won the last three meetings against Calvin, winning in 1993, 2001 and 2003 with the victories in 1993 and 2001 coming in NCAA III Tournament play. Calvin’s last victory over Ohio Northern had been a 65-50 decision on Thanksgiving weekend of Calvin’s 1991-92 national championship season.

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Men’s Basketball Records 79-78 Victory Over Lewis & Clark College at Grand Canyon Cactus Jam

Monday, December 28, 2009

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PHOENIX, AZ—The Calvin men’s basketball team has put together back-to-back victories for the first time this season. The Knights did so in thrilling fashion with a 79-78 victory over Lewis and Clark College (OR) Monday night on the first day of competition at the Grand Canyon Cactus Jam. Monday’s game was the first for Calvin since an 86-59 victory over Trinity Christian College (IL) on December 18.

Calvin (4-5) led by as many as nine points in the first half but trailed 44-43 at halftime.

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Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track With 86-59 Victory Over Trinity Christian College

Saturday, December 19, 2009

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Calvin gained a much-needed boost of momentum with an 86-59 victory over visiting Trinity Christian College Friday night at Van Noord Arena. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid and boosted Calvin’s season record to 3-5 heading into a 10-day break before the Knights face Lewis and Clark (OR) in a tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 28.

Calvin used a 10-2 run late in the first half to build a 32-23 lead before settling on a 38-32 halftime advantage.

WFUR Post-Game Interview With Kevin Vande Streek

Post-Game Interview With Matt Veltema

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Aquinas 70-67 at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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A strong second half comeback was not enough to lift Calvin to victory Thursday night at Van Noord Arena as the Knights were defeated by the Saints of Aquinas 70-67.

Calvin (2-5) trailed 31-29 at halftime as Aquinas (7-3) shot 53.8 percent in the first half. Aquinas upped its lead to 61-52 with nine minutes remaining in the second half but the Knights answered back with a 14-3 run to take a 66-64 lead. The run was fueled by three-pointers by John Mantel and Bryan Powell and a three-point play by Tom Snikkers.

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Men’s Basketball Falls To Wheaton 74-69 in CCIW/MIAA Classic

Saturday, December 05, 2009

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HOLLAND- A mere 17 hours after leaving the court on Friday the Knights returned to Holland to take on the sixth ranked Thunder from Wheaton. Despite a very evenly matched game, Calvin (2-4) came up short against Wheaton (5-1) falling by a score of 74-69.

Both teams began the first 10 minutes with a field goal percentage just above the 25 degree temperature outside.  After both teams warmed up heading into halftime but the Knights found themselves trailing 33-30 at half.

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Carthage 72-69 in MIAA/CCIW Classic

Friday, December 04, 2009

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Brad Draayer)

HOLLAND- Following a disappointing 79-76 home loss to Hope last weekend, the Knights traveled to Holland to play in Hopeís Devos Fieldhouse on the first day of the MIAA/CCIW challenge.  Devos Fieldhouse has treated the Knights well in the past and Friday was no exception as the Knights defeated 17th ranked Carthage 72-69. The Knights picked up the victory improving their record to 9-4 overall and 6-0 against neutral site opponents at DeVos Fieldhouse.

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