March 11, 2015
Cyclones basketball ends, spring sports begin
The Cyclones are transitioning from winter to spring. Basketball
ended with championships, and the spring teams are facing some
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams finished their
seasons in the NJCAA Region IV playoffs with each earning a
championship in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. The
women’s team shared the title with Oakton Community College.
Both the softball and baseball teams are in spring training this
week. The men are in Harrison, Arkansas, while the women are in
St. Louis, Missouri.
Both the baseball and men’s tennis teams have new coaches this
year—Mike Kane and Robert Gates, respectively.
Throughout the spring season, some of the home games/matches
will be broadcast live online. Stay tuned for those dates.
January 22, 2015
Watch the Cyclones live from home
Fire up the computers tonight to watch the women’s and men’s
basketball games streamed live.
Tonight the Cyclones face conference rival Morton College. If
you can’t make the game, then watch them through these links:
Women’s game starts at 5:15 p.m.:
Men’s game starts at 7 p.m.:
January 18, 2015
Cyclones celebrate All-Decade Team
They came from around Illinois. There was even one out-of-stater
and two who had to coach a basketball game later that night, but
nearly 40 Cyclone men's basketball alumni and former coaches flocked to the
Cyclone Center Jan. 17 to celebrate the college’s All-Decade
At halftime of the men’s basketball game that night, Cyclones
athletic director Bill Finn announced the men’s basketball
All-Decade Team, which included players from 1979 to 2010.
Eighty-two players made the list comprised by Finn, who coached
the men’s team for 22 years. With the assistance of Skip Dorn,
his assistant coach during his tenure, he announced all the
alumni (some by game nicknames) in attendance and had them line
the court while praising the basketball program.
“I’m honoring the top players, and I’m proud of all of you. Over
the years we’ve won over 700 victories, had four Final Fours and
a runners-up appearance. We’re known as a traditional national
power. I know I was tough to play for, but it’s nice to see you
guys now, all grown up,” Finn said at the brief ceremony. “We
loved the G Building, but we love this new building. It’s the
college you helped build. We’ve had good times and bad times.
After a group photo, all the alumni and their families
congregated and reconnected at a reception.
December 19, 2014
ESPN visiting campus for high school basketball showcase
ESPN is coming to campus tonight to broadcast (on ESPN2) a
special basketball game in our gym: 2014 IHSA region champion
St. Rita High School vs. top-ranked Simeon High School. The
matchup begins at 5:30 p.m. in our Health, Fitness & Recreation
Center (Building H). Watch the game on TV or head to the gym for
live action. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
Gender Equity Statement
Moraine Valley Community College is committed to providing, fair and equitable
treatment of both male and female student-athletes. The goals and practices of
the intercollegiate athletic program are to:
- Sponsor intercollegiate competitive sports in accordance
with the rules and guidelines of the National Junior College
Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Illinois Skyway
Collegiate Conference (ISCC).
- Foster broad programs of men's and women's
intercollegiate athletics that are consistent with the
educational objectives of Moraine Valley Community College.
- Encourage excellence in performance by all (male and
female) participants in intercollegiate athletics, as well
as stimulate academic achievement through the maintenance of
high standards of scholarship.
- Maintain and increase balanced athletic program
offerings for both men and women as students, budgets and
community interests will allow.