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Second Half Burst Lifts Wheaton Over Calvin in CCIW/MIAA Classic

Friday, December 05, 2008

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WHEATON, IL – A strong second half allowed host Wheaton to come back for a 68-56 victory over Calvin on the first night of competition of the CCIW/MIAA Classic.  Ranked fourth nationally, Wheaton used 17 second half points from senior guard Kent Raymond to overcome a 35-32 halftime deficit.

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John Mantel Named MIAA Player of the Week in Men’s Basketball

Monday, December 01, 2008

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For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin junior center John Mantel has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in men’s basketball.

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Men’s Basketball Takes Third at Hall of Fame Classic With OT Win Over Cornerstone

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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By Bruce VanBaren

HOLLAND- John Mantel (Chelsea HS) said Calvin needed to have a statement game against Cornerstone in Saturday’s Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Classic consolation game at Hope College.

Mantel did just that as he led the Knights with a career high 27 points as Calvin held off Cornerstone 85-82 in overtime. Mantel drained two clutch free throws with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Matt Veltema’s (Calvin Christian) eight-footer with 39 seconds left in overtime was the difference.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Aquinas in First Round of Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Tournament

Saturday, November 29, 2008

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(written by Bruce VanBaren)

HOLLAND- After capturing Calvin’s opening tip-off tournament convincingly last weekend, the Knights suffered a let down in the first round of the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Classic Friday at Hope College. Calvin was unable to overcome a 17-point first half deficit and fell 78-73 to Aquinas for the Knights’ first loss of the season.

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Men’s Basketball Captures Calvin Tip-Off Tourney Title With Win Over Spring Arbor

Saturday, November 22, 2008

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Caleb Veldhouse weaved his way through the Calvin record books in Saturday’s 71-61 win over Spring Arbor, scoring a game-high 24 points to surpass Duane Rosendahl as the Knights’ 10th all-time leading scorer with 1,343 points.

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Men’s Basketball Opens Tip-Off Tourney With Win Over Grace Bible

Saturday, November 22, 2008

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Calvin hasn’t called Grand Rapids Christian High School its home since the 1964-65 season, just one year before the Knights migrated to the Calvin Fieldhouse. 

Forty-four years later, they returned back to Grand Rapids Christian – their first time at the Plymouth campus – and routed Grace Bible College 82-49 in their season opener at the Quest Center, Calvin’s interim court until the unveiling of the newly constructed Van Noord Arena on Jan. 7.

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Men’s Basketball Falls at Ferris State In Exhibition Game

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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BIG RAPIDS—Ferris State used a 36-17 scoring run over the final 11 minutes of the first half to take control of Tuesday’s 80-66 exhibition win over the visiting Calvin Knights. The host Bulldogs shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half, en route to taking a 48-31 halftime lead.

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Men’s Basketball Is Favorite in MIAA Coaches’ Poll - Women’s Basketball Picked Second

Thursday, November 06, 2008

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The MIAA pre-season coaches’ polls in men’s and women’s basketball have been released. On the men’s side, Calvin has been pegged as the pre-season MIAA favorite. On the women’s side, Calvin has been picked to finish second.

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Men’s Basketball Team Prepares For Start of 2008-09 Season

Monday, November 03, 2008

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Kevin Vande Streek Preseason Audio Interview

A sense of anxious anticipation surrounds the Calvin men’s basketball program heading into the upcoming 2008-09 season. On January 7, the Knights will host their first-ever varsity game inside the 5,000 seat state-of-the-art VanNoord Arena.

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Caleb Veldhouse/Marcia Harris Named Pre-Season All-Americans by Division III Publications

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Calvin College seniors Caleb Veldhouse and Marcia Harris have been named pre-season All-Americans in men’s and women’s basketball respectively. Veldhouse has been named a pre-season All-American by Division III News while Harris has been so honored by sister publication Women’s Division III News.

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