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Women’s Basketball Clipped By Hope

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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(written by Bruce VanBaren)

Hope used a quick start and stifling defense to cruise past Calvin 73-49 Wednesday night at DeVos Fieldhouse. The Flying Dutch, ranked ninth in the latest d3hoops.com poll, held the Knights’ starters to eight points and forced 32 turnovers to notch their fourth straight win over Calvin.

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WBBL’s On the Bench Visits Van Noord Arena

Sunday, January 11, 2009

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The Van Noord Arena hosted its first men’s and women’s varsity basketball games on January 7 against Trine University. Earlier in the day before the games, local Grand Rapids all-sports radio station WBBL 1340 AM was there as WBBL sports director Bret Bakita hosted his morning “On the Bench” program live from the Van Noord Arena. During the program, Bakita interviewed Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek, Calvin women’s basketball coach John Ross, Calvin men’s athletics director Dr. Jim Timmer Jr. and Mike Zwier and Sarah Partridge of the Calvin men’s and women’s basketball team respectively.

Continue on to listen to the archived interviews, courtesy of WBBL.

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Trent Salo Making His Mark In First Year in a Calvin Uniform

Sunday, January 11, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

At 5-foot-9, Trent Salo is, more often than not, the shortest player on the court.

It’s the kind of height discrepancy that makes opponents salivate. The kind that elicits a quip or two from visiting student sections.

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Calvin Stretches Win Streak to Four With Win Over Alma

Saturday, January 10, 2009

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By Bruce Van Baren

Calvin was able to knock off Alma 73-47 without leading scorer John Mantel Saturday afternoon at VanNoord Arena. After matching his career high of 27 points in Wednesday’s inaugural game, Mantel was sidelined with an ankle injury just 24 seconds into the game.

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Men’s Basketball Opens Van Noord Arena and MIAA Campaign With Win Over Trine

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – John Mantel made sure Trine didn’t spoil Calvin’s unveiling of the new Van Noord Arena.

The junior center matched a career-high 27 points and reeled in 11 rebounds to bolster the Knights in their 77-69 win over the Thunder in the conference opener on Wednesday, capping a milestone night that included a victory for the women’s team beforehand and the presentation of the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup at halftime.

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Basketball Teams Excited To Finally Call Van Noord Arena “Home”

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams made history Wednesday night inside the Van Noord Arena, playing their first-ever varsity games inside the facility. Both teams came out victorious against Trine University. Join Calvin sports information student assistant Bruce Van Baren for an inside look at Wednesday’s festivities with this feature story.

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Women’s Basketball Outlasts Trine In Double OT On Opening Night at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, January 08, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Nomads for nearly the first two months of the regular season, the Knights returned to a brand new Van Noord Arena for their first home game since last March. And they just didn’t want it to end.

Calvin outlasted Trine in a double-overtime thriller on Wednesday, rallying from late deficits in each of the extra frames in order to snap a three-game conference losing skid against the visiting Thunder, 71-65.

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Alma in Overtime

Saturday, January 03, 2009

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ALMA—The Calvin women’s basketball team dipped to 6-5 overall and to 1-3 in the MIAA with a 58-54 overtime loss at Alma on Saturday’s - Calvin’s first defeat against the Scots since the 2003 season.

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Keys to Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex Given to Calvin College

Friday, January 02, 2009

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The keys to the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex were given to Calvin College Friday afternoon. Calvin president Dr. Gaylen Byker was there to accept the keys from Christman Construction Company Senior Vice President Jim Cash. Members of the media and groups of individuals from the Calvin community were in attendance for the event. In addition, the men’s and women’s basketball teams had their first practices inside the VanNoord Arena on Friday.

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