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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5820 on: March 23, 2017, 02:13:03 pm »
Trine I think proved themselves a bit in the tournament, don't you think? Win over IWU. Gave ONU a heck of a game. Represented themselves pretty well. I let's not pretend beating Hope and Calvin is easy. That is pretty significant, especially considering Trine beat Calvin twice this season (once in the conference title game). Their win over Hope was at Hope in the regular season finale.

From what I was watching, Trine looked better than Wheaton.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5821 on: March 23, 2017, 02:38:44 pm »
It's hard to give credence to a head to head win in November once you have a total body of work to evaluate. Wheaton was playing its home-opening tournament and the game was a mid-afternoon contest. Hardly a determining factor in ranking one ahead of the other five months later. Watching Trine down the stretch, they are very worthy of where they ended up in the rankings in comparison to Wheaton.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5822 on: March 23, 2017, 10:23:21 pm »
With Ehresman, McGraw, and Merritt returning to IWU, it hardly seems relevant for next year anyway.  After a few year's absence, I think the conference is Titan Nation next year.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5823 on: March 24, 2017, 09:19:54 am »
Trine I think proved themselves a bit in the tournament, don't you think? Win over IWU. Gave ONU a heck of a game. Represented themselves pretty well. I let's not pretend beating Hope and Calvin is easy. That is pretty significant, especially considering Trine beat Calvin twice this season (once in the conference title game). Their win over Hope was at Hope in the regular season finale.

From what I was watching, Trine looked better than Wheaton.

Yes Dave.  Both Thunder teams won a game in the tourney.  And like I said, I have no real problem with where Wheaton ended up in the final poll so who's ahead of them doesn't matter.  My comment had more to do with my surprise at the mid-season poll where Trine rose pretty rapidly based on , I assume, one win at home vs Calvin.  Having said that, do I expect you and the other voters to drill down analyze SOS + quality wins, quality losses in a week 6 poll?  Not at all.  I appreciate all the effort you guys do put into producing a weekly poll.     


 
It's hard to give credence to a head to head win in November once you have a total body of work to evaluate. Wheaton was playing its home-opening tournament and the game was a mid-afternoon contest. Hardly a determining factor in ranking one ahead of the other five months later. Watching Trine down the stretch, they are very worthy of where they ended up in the rankings in comparison to Wheaton.

The poll to which I was referring was week 6, Jan 8.  So games in November/December were all you had to go on.  If you don't give credence to that h/h win, then do you ignore the opening game loss @ Hope in OT?  Of course not.  In any case, it's all subjective by the voters and one man's trash is another's treasure.  I'm fine with that.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5824 on: March 24, 2017, 11:58:39 pm »
Ypsi, let's wait and see how much the Titans improve by next year -- esp. the big three and better consistency from McGraw.  I have little doubt that Ehresman and Merritt will again be all-conference level players next year again.  McGraw too. So, key may be how much they all improve, and how much the key role players also improve -- Schneider and Shanks, in particular.   What kind of bench play IWU will have next year, with the departure of some key seniors -- esp. Kelly, Lehocky, others.   Titans will surely contend, likely be voted #1 or #2 in the CCIW pre-season poll, but nobody in the league will give it to them, some teams will again be very strong.  Eppard is back, right?  and NCC will again be running at everyone with their "system."  WC will no doubt be good again, even with the many graduations, esp. McDaniels.   I'm sure again a Mia Smith very tough pre-CCIW schedule, as usual.   However, I too hope next season is really a good one for the Titans -- as they have the key players, many pieces of a winning formula and tons of experience.  Always good coaching and preparation.  We'll see.  Gotta be optimistic, but let's not get carried away. 

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5825 on: April 04, 2017, 11:42:20 am »
First NCC recruit news dropped this morning, as Kaneland's Kylie Modaff has committed to North Central. She's coming off an ACL/meniscus injury and didn't play this past year, but she can shoot, and she ended up serving as an assistant coach of sorts for Kaneland this past season. At somewhere between 5'10" and 6'0" (sources are conflicting), if healthy I'd guess she pegs in as a 5, though Coach Roof moved people around a little bit this past season, so she could end up in another spot.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5826 on: April 12, 2017, 09:47:01 pm »
Chalk up another one for North Central, as Warren Township High School's Bekah Foley officially signed her Celebratory Signing Form to come play for North Central. She's 5'11" and had some success blocking shots, but was very versatile for her high school team and can play the point in a pinch. And of course... she likes to shoot threes.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5827 on: April 13, 2017, 01:17:08 am »
Bekah Foley's parents are North Park alumni. Her mom comes from a Covenant background (I've known her since she was a little kid), and Bekah has lots of other NPU alumni kin going back generations on her mom's side of the family; and James Foley, her dad, was a backup forward for the Vikings men's basketball team in the late '80s. So I'm not terribly thrilled that she's going to be wearing red and black in college instead of royal blue and gold. But it's not the first time that a potential NPU legacy has chosen another CCIW school at which to play sports -- heck, Carthage currently has both a men's basketball player and a women's soccer player whose respective fathers played basketball for the Vikings -- and it probably won't be the last time that this happens, either. Given that her older brother Kyle plays basketball for Knox, I knew that there was a pretty good chance that Bekah wouldn't end up at the Park.

At least she didn't choose Wheaton. ;)
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5828 on: April 13, 2017, 01:04:00 pm »
Bekah Foley's parents are North Park alumni. Her mom comes from a Covenant background (I've known her since she was a little kid), and Bekah has lots of other NPU alumni kin going back generations on her mom's side of the family; and James Foley, her dad, was a backup forward for the Vikings men's basketball team in the late '80s. So I'm not terribly thrilled that she's going to be wearing red and black in college instead of royal blue and gold. But it's not the first time that a potential NPU legacy has chosen another CCIW school at which to play sports -- heck, Carthage currently has both a men's basketball player and a women's soccer player whose respective fathers played basketball for the Vikings -- and it probably won't be the last time that this happens, either. Given that her older brother Kyle plays basketball for Knox, I knew that there was a pretty good chance that Bekah wouldn't end up at the Park.

At least she didn't choose Wheaton. ;)

While he's not an athlete, I've told my younger brother that if he were to go to Wheaton I'd disown him. Instead he's off to U of I in the fall and Wheaton was never on his radar. Smart kid.  :P

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5829 on: April 13, 2017, 03:09:54 pm »
A friend of mine who is a fellow NPU alumnus told me that his son had asked him what he'd think if the son wanted to go to Wheaton. My friend replied, "Consider the possibility that you could come home for Thanksgiving, only to find that your mother and I had moved without telling you and without leaving a forwarding address."
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5830 on: April 21, 2017, 02:17:38 am »
Any more recent word on recruits?  Not much news from IWU yet, that I know of.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5831 on: April 22, 2017, 12:13:56 pm »
I haven't heard anything further on the North Central front other than the two I mentioned above. I'm sure there are more, but between NCAA rules that you can't announce recruits until deposits are in and the fact that Michelle Roof has me keep recruit news in confidence until they officiallly announce them, there may be more I'm not aware of or at liberty to say. (Though to be honest I don't know if any more yet.)

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5832 on: May 01, 2017, 10:04:54 pm »
North Park announced four recruits today:

Blair Bullock  5'8  Kewanee, IL (Kewanee)
Alex Johnson  5'8  Clinton, IL (Clinton)
Dana Jump  n/a  San Andreas, CA (Calaveras)
Sinead Molloy  5'9  Chicago, IL (Trinity)
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5833 on: May 02, 2017, 01:02:30 pm »
North Park also has a new logo :
http://athletics.northpark.edu/
Is that a Nordic sword?
Will the basketball floor be repainted?
Any other questions?

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #5834 on: May 02, 2017, 01:53:09 pm »
North Park also has a new logo :
http://athletics.northpark.edu/
Is that a Nordic sword?
Will the basketball floor be repainted?
Any other questions?

That's pretty cool. I kind of liked the Viking boat from before, but this is neat. I like the four start thing on the top of the shield; gotta get those Chicago ties in!