Recent Men's Basketball Headlines
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Thu, Aug. 27, 2015 - [Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
     RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Registration is currently underway for the Rio Fall Basketball Academy, which will run for four consecutive Sundays beginning Sept. 13 and concluding on Oct. 4 at the Newt Oliver Arena.
     The league features two divisions — a senior division (10-foot goals) for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and a junior division (9-foot goals) for third, fourth and fifth grade students — for both boys and girls. The league will also offer instruction in team concepts and fundamentals in a controlled game atmosphere. Each team will receive coaching instruction from the University of Rio Grande men's and women's basketball players.

Rio Grande's Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were recently named to the NABC Honors Court
Rio Grande's Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were recently named to the NABC Honors Court
Thu, Aug. 13, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Two members of the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team were among those recently named to the 2014-15 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
    Evan Legg, a senior guard from Piketon, Ohio and Travis Elliott, a senior guard/forward from Ironton, Ohio were among the record number 1,000 student-athletes from more than 350 colleges and universities who were recognized.

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Thu, Aug. 13, 2015 - [Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The men's and women's basketball teams from the University of Rio Grande were among the programs which were recognized recently as NAIA Scholar-Teams for the 2014-15 school year.
    For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

Rio Grande legend Clarence
Rio Grande legend Clarence "Bevo" Francis passed away on Wednesday, June 3, at age 82
Thu, Jun. 4, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Clarence "Bevo" Francis, the high-scoring basketball legend whose exploits on the court in the 1950's put then-Rio Grande College in the national spotlight, died Wednesday (June 3) following a lengthy illness.
    He was 82.
    Francis, who was enshrined in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame in April 2012, led the then-Redmen to a perfect 39-0 record during the 1952-53 season and rewrote the NCAA and NAIA record books in the process.

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Tue, May. 26, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's basketball program has announced its extensive summer camp schedule for 2015.
    A Point Guard Camp for boys and girls age 12-18 is set for Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $40.
    The Little Storm Day Camp is scheduled for June 15-17, from 1-3 p.m. each day, at the Lyne Center on the URG campus. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 6-9, and the cost is $60.
    The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game and will be conducted by Rio Grande head coach Ken French, his staff and current players.
    There are also openings still available for a trio of one-day shootouts.

Rio seniors Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Rio seniors Evan Legg (left) and Travis Elliott (right) were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mon, Mar. 16, 2015 - [Men's Basketball]

NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Rio Grande seniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott are among the 131 Division II men's basketball student-athletes who have been named 2014-15 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
    In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
    AIB (Iowa) led all institutions with five individuals on the list.