You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Mad Antics

  • D-League president stepping down
    Dan Reed is stepping down as D-League president to join Facebook as head of global sports partnerships. His last day will be July 31.
  • Select Team tabs Mad Ants
    Henry, Gansey, three players on summer-league team
  • NBA Summer League roundup
    The Orlando NBA Summer League started Saturday, involving players with either local or Mad Ants ties.Among them:
Ants open camp

The Mad Ants kicked off the 2013-14 season at the Concordia Theological Seminary.

Ants kick off camp

The Mad Ants had their first practice of the season this morning -- check out the video above -- and it was new coach Conner Henry's chance to see his squad in action.

While he expected the morning session to be almost all about fundamentals, with a lot more 5-on-5 in the afternoon session, it didn't exactly pan out that way.

"I thought it was a pretty good start," Henry said. "Having 17 guys is a lot of bodies. The plan is for the mornings, we're going to teach and they're not going to be going up and down (the court) as much. But we did get going up and down quite a bit this morning."

The practice was at the Concordia Theological Seminary.

"I thought the energy was good. They were here, bouncing for the first day of camp. They know it's important," Henry said.

Guard Ron Howard said it's way too soon to see what the Mad Ants have talent-wise, but he liked the work ethic.

"We have a lot of new, young guys," he said. "It's tough to say right now (what we'll be). But everybody has the right attitude and is working really hard."