Author Topic: MBB: Northwest Conference  (Read 1139134 times)

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25320
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7335 on: April 20, 2020, 07:35:31 pm »
No, it has nothing at all to do with the travel obstacles. That's not what I was saying. After all, West Coast is West Coast. But Redlands, CA is a better base than Walla Walla, WA if you're trying to build a national championship program, for the reason I already stated: Redlands, CA is located in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country (and one with relatively few small-college basketball programs, as well), while Walla Walla, WA is located in a very sparsely-populated region.

I suppose you're saying he'll have better recruiting tools because of the location, but he seemed to do fine up north too, both at UPS and Whitman.

... which is proof positive of what a good recruiter he is. Now he'll get the chance to use those skills in a much more fertile locale.

Must bring up the GSAC again.  If it doesn't matter, how can one explain the SCIAC has not made an appearance in a final four since its existance.  The GSAC since 2003 to 2019 has been in the national championship game 8 times.

Correlation is not causation. Besides, the SCIAC has been competing in the D3 men's basketball tournament since its inception in 1975. What excuse are you going to use for the 1975-2002 era?

I'm not trying to explain why the SCIAC falls short of fielding nationally-successful teams. I'm merely reporting the facts. But, again, the population of southern California is waaaaay too big to blame the SCIAC's inability to forge competitive teams in March upon one local NAIA league. Other D3 leagues thrive and have national success in areas of the country that have far fewer people, and even more competition from local D2 and NAIA leagues, than the SCIAC has in its back yard.

  The brain trust of the SCIAC should find answers.  I agree that the SCIAC has a tremendous opportunity but it has not happened.

Well, we agree about that much, at least.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 12061
  • Karma: 357
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7336 on: April 20, 2020, 11:35:26 pm »
From what I've been told - and I need to do a lot more research and ask around - but the SCIAC is changing it's recruiting rules that could make a difference. I know things I had been told was the conference didn't allow recruiting off campus nor home visits. That stuff has changed in the last few years and I think we are seeing that in more competitive SCIAC teams.
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Offline 89Pirate

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Karma: 10
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7337 on: April 21, 2020, 01:17:54 pm »
Rumor has it that Bridgeland may be taking a few players with him including Duckett.  Will see soon enough I guess.  It will be interesting to see where Whitman lands this season, and the impact on the rest of the conference.

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 12061
  • Karma: 357
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7338 on: May 15, 2020, 04:36:14 pm »


With the number of significant retirements on the men's side of Division III basketball, there is plenty to talk about in the month of May. Thus, we needed a "Part 2" this month.

On this "Hoopsville Podcast: May Edition (Part 2)", we talk about what is arguably one of the most significant retirement classes of coaches in the history of Division III - especially on the men's side of things.

Pat Coleman, Ryan Scott, and Bob Quillman join Dave McHugh to chat about those who retired, the number of wins and the high-level of success they had, and even if trying to have a Mt. Rushmore of DIII coaching who might be considered (some coaches you may have forgotten about are mentioned).

Plus - if not for the number of significant retirements, the biggest news in Division III off-season so far would likely be Eric Bridgeland picking up and moving to Southern California. Bridgeland joins Dave to talk about his Whitman program, the success, and the decision to start anew at Redlands and the SCIAC.

You can listen to the podcast here: https://bit.ly/2zGESua

Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline. The offseason plan is to do a podcast each month. The shows will be audio-only leading up to the start of the 2020-21 when we will restart the video shows.

If you have questions, ideas, or want to interact with the show, feel free to send them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options in the right-hand panel.

If you enjoy the show via the podcasts, choose your favorite avenue to listen and/or subscribe via the the following four avenues (click on the images when necessary):
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hoopsville


We also have the podcast now on Tune-In and others coming. We will update them once we have better abilities to do so.

Don't forget you can always interact with us:
Website: www.d3hoopsville.com
Twitter: @d3hoopsville or #Hoopsville
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hoopsville
Email: hoopsville@d3sports.com
Hoopsville Season Archive: www.team1sports.com/Hoopsville
YouTube: www.youtube.com/d3hoopsville
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Offline Titan Q

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 13466
  • Karma: 667
    • View Profile
    • The Q-cast
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7339 on: May 16, 2020, 06:12:45 pm »
Linfield hosts Illinois Wesleyan on December 29 - https://golinfieldwildcats.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2020-21.

The Titans will also face George Fox on this trip to Oregon.

Offline BluesBrother

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 55
  • Karma: 18
    • View Profile

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 12061
  • Karma: 357
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7341 on: August 10, 2020, 05:09:07 pm »


The off season has hit August and with it has come news of Division III Fall Championships being canceled for the same reason Winter Championships were derailed and Spring Championships pulled earlier this year: COVID 19 Pandemic.

The decision came on the heals of a vast majority of DIII institutions curtailing fall sports and many pushing winter sports starts on their campuses until January at the earliest.

What does this mean for the 2020-21 season of college basketball? Specifically what does it mean for Division III? Will there be a basketball season? Will it be a six-week-or-so-sprint? Or is there a way to adjust things?

On the Mid-Summer edition of the Hoopsville Podcast, we try and get some answers to those questions. We talk to one coach who actually has put together a proposal to start the season in January, with some changes to make it work including crowning a champion in April. And we talk to an administrator who also serves on the DIII Management Council to better under stand the decisions made to cancel championships and if shift a season like basketball is even possible.

Plus, we honor the best of the best in the last decade of Division III women's basketball. Gordon Mann joins us to discuss how the 2nd D3hoops.com Women's All-Decade came together (and hints of work on the men's list).

Guests include:
- Philip Ponder, Oglethorpe men's coach
- Jason Fein, Bates Athletics Director and DIII Management Council member
- Gordon Mann, D3hoops.com Senior Editor

And of course, there is always the Hoopsville Notebook. A few things we take note of that have made headlines since the beginning of July. We also tip our hat to a few of those who have always helped the show be it's best.

You can listen to the podcast here: https://bit.ly/3kGZ962

Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline. The offseason plan is to do a podcast each month. The shows will be audio-only leading up to the start of the 2020-21 when we will restart the video shows.

If you have questions, ideas, or want to interact with the show, feel free to send them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options available.

If you enjoy the show via the podcasts, choose your favorite avenue to listen and/or subscribe via the the following four avenues (click on the images when necessary):
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hoopsville


We also have the podcast now on Tune-In and others coming. We will update them once we have better abilities to do so.

Don't forget you can always interact with us:
Website: www.d3hoopsville.com
Twitter: @d3hoopsville or #Hoopsville
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hoopsville
Email: hoopsville@d3sports.com
Hoopsville Season Archive: www.team1sports.com/Hoopsville
YouTube: www.youtube.com/d3hoopsville
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Offline Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan)

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 13824
  • Karma: 612
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7342 on: October 14, 2020, 09:29:19 am »

Just noticed Darne Duckett a conspicuous absence from the Whitman posted roster.  We're going to see a lot of these around the country this year.  Anyone know if he's taking a year off or has called it career?  With how young the team is, maybe waiting a season to finish his career is a smart move.  I guess he could've transferred, but that's less likely for a senior.
Lead Columnist for D3hoops.com
@ryanalanscott just about anywhere

Offline gofords

  • Junior Varsity
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7343 on: October 14, 2020, 02:24:02 pm »

Just noticed Darne Duckett a conspicuous absence from the Whitman posted roster.  We're going to see a lot of these around the country this year.  Anyone know if he's taking a year off or has called it career?  With how young the team is, maybe waiting a season to finish his career is a smart move.  I guess he could've transferred, but that's less likely for a senior.

He was announced with the Redlands class along with 2 or three other Whitman guys.

Offline Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan)

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 13824
  • Karma: 612
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7344 on: October 15, 2020, 08:42:30 am »

Just noticed Darne Duckett a conspicuous absence from the Whitman posted roster.  We're going to see a lot of these around the country this year.  Anyone know if he's taking a year off or has called it career?  With how young the team is, maybe waiting a season to finish his career is a smart move.  I guess he could've transferred, but that's less likely for a senior.

He was announced with the Redlands class along with 2 or three other Whitman guys.

I did look on their site, but I guess I missed the announcement.
Lead Columnist for D3hoops.com
@ryanalanscott just about anywhere

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 12061
  • Karma: 357
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7345 on: October 15, 2020, 04:27:56 pm »

Just noticed Darne Duckett a conspicuous absence from the Whitman posted roster.  We're going to see a lot of these around the country this year.  Anyone know if he's taking a year off or has called it career?  With how young the team is, maybe waiting a season to finish his career is a smart move.  I guess he could've transferred, but that's less likely for a senior.

He was announced with the Redlands class along with 2 or three other Whitman guys.

I did look on their site, but I guess I missed the announcement.

I was told not to be surprised if a few Whitman guys ended up at Redlands ... I thought I told you that offline.
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Offline 89Pirate

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Karma: 10
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7346 on: October 16, 2020, 12:59:37 pm »
Rumor has it that Bridgeland may be taking a few players with him including Duckett.  Will see soon enough I guess.  It will be interesting to see where Whitman lands this season, and the impact on the rest of the conference.

And I stated as much back in April  :D

Offline jaybird44

  • Starter
  • ***
  • Posts: 588
  • Karma: 36
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7347 on: October 29, 2020, 07:23:01 pm »
Hello friends!

It seems that I have been the only member of the only (unofficial) fall sport at WashU, with my 100-mile ultramarathon attempt earlier this month to promote the fight for a cure during Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.  That attempt fell a bit short in miles and fundraising, so I'm going into overtime to try and reach $5,000 in donations.

Rett Gets Rocked 50K for $5K will commence Friday, October 30 at 8 pm Central, and end at 8 am Halloween morning.  Counting donations received (thanks to retired WashU men's basketball coach Mark Edwards and his wife Mary, and to Mike McGrath and his  University of Chicago men's basketball program for their donations!) and those yet to be sent and processed, I am at $4,440.53.  Very, very close to my goal...which will fund a researcher's work for a month.  Wouldn't it be cool if he or she cracked the code for a cure of Rett syndrome, on our dime?!

I reached 86 miles in my "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" October 3-4.  I'm very proud of that result, but there's more work to be done.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it has the characteristics of ALS, autism, epilepsy, and Parkinson's...all rolled into one sinister disorder.
It takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

Researchers are working to re-engineer the gene mutation that turns on Rett, so it can be forever turned off.  Four drug therapies are in the FDA review pipeline, with one (trofanitide) one level away from review.  And, iPad tablets with retinal scan technology are giving those with Rett a voice they haven't had since they were toddlers.

The full court press on Rett is paying off.  You can help keep the pressure on Rett, by going to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

Jay Murry
Play-By-Play Announcer, Washington University in St. Louis
Event Director, Rett Gets Rocked 50K for $5K

Offline BluesBrother

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 55
  • Karma: 18
    • View Profile
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7348 on: January 22, 2021, 02:42:23 pm »
The Blues are back in action tonight vs PLU: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/whitman/

The John Lamanna era features a slimmed down roster with only three returners (Weston Crump, Kanoa Johnson, and Carlos Angel), and only Crump has played significant minutes in the past. Interesting to see Bryce Mulder listed as a "Student Assistant Coach" and not showing on the roster. Is he not playing this year? Roster: https://athletics.whitman.edu/sports/mens-basketball/roster

There are some intriguing new faces, including a couple transfers from JCs in CA.

Here's hoping everyone stays healthy and we get a fun NWC season!

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 12061
  • Karma: 357
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7349 on: January 29, 2021, 07:18:06 pm »


The Division III basketball season technically started nearly three months ago, but it has taken until the end of January for it to start feeling like the season is really underway. Even so, only about a quarter of the division has played just a single game. Another quarter of the division will never take to the court. And in between is wide gulf of different options.

On the first video-version of Hoopsville this season, Dave McHugh is joined by much of the D3hoops.com crew, Pat Coleman and Ryan Scott, to react to what has been one of the more unique seasons ... to say it lightly.

We react to the challenges schools are facing, what coaches are grappling with on a daily basis - especially beyond games and practices, and why schools are making so many different decisions.

We also discuss what is likely the future of this season's NCAA Championship Tournaments and, more importantly, when the decision on those tournaments will be made.

Plus, will there be a Top 25? No. Well, yes. Kind of. Tune in to learn more on what's coming. Plus a lot more including Dave spinning off Pat's thoughts on those wishing to attend games.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. You can watch the show by clicking on the video player above. Or you can listen to the podcast available on any of the service options in the right panel.

If you have questions about Division III basketball, feel free to send them and we will answer them on a the show. Email them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options to the right.
 
You can WATCH the show or listen to the podcast here: https://bit.ly/3oASGKl or https://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2020-21/january

Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

If you have questions, ideas, or want to interact with the show, feel free to send them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options available.

If you enjoy the show via the podcasts, choose your favorite avenue to listen and/or subscribe via the the following four avenues (click on the images when necessary):
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hoopsville


We also have the podcast now on Tune-In and others coming. We will update them once we have better abilities to do so.

Don't forget you can always interact with us:
Website: www.d3hoopsville.com
Twitter: @d3hoopsville or #Hoopsville
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hoopsville
Email: hoopsville@d3sports.com
Hoopsville Season Archive: www.team1sports.com/Hoopsville
YouTube: www.youtube.com/d3hoopsville
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.