Pandemic Profiles: Cleveland State Basketball Takes the Horizon League by Storm


This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. Our previous installment took a look at Loyola from the Patriot League. You can also check out prior installments, starting with Norfolk State. The next program in our series is Cleveland State basketball.┬áDennis […] READ MORE

2020-21 Horizon League Basketball Preview


LWOS continues its conference previews with the Horizon League Basketball Preview. Wright State and Northern Kentucky have battled it out in recent years here. Wright State captured the regular season title, but Northern Kentucky won the automatic berth in 2019-20. Both programs are looking to keep their perch on the top of the league, but […] READ MORE

Mid-Major Conference Realignment Updates


Conference realignment is nothing new in college sports. Teams constantly look for ways to improve the level of competition they face. Examples of this include Butler and Creighton joining the Big East and Wichita State joining the AAC. This shows that mid-major schools can climb the ladder of relevance in college basketball. A few other […] READ MORE

Horizon League 2010s All-Decade Team


Like most other mid-major leagues, the Horizon League saw its own version of realignment. Butler put the conference on the map at the end of the previous decade and used that success to eventually go to the Big East. Valparaiso also left for the Missouri Valley a few seasons ago. However, the league found Northern […] READ MORE

Mid-Major Tournament Previews: Week One

When people hear the term March Madness, they often think about the NCAA Tournament. However, the madness begins with conference tournaments. Mid-major conferences have more on the line than their major counterparts. For most of them, only one team will be representing the league in the bracket. 12 conferences begin the quest for March glory […] READ MORE