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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:27:59 pm »
The Augie live stream crew did a nice job last night.  My kudos to them.  The quality of their streaming video is very good.  At least it was for me.

Good win for the TITANS -- now another road game at Carroll, before hosting Carthage at Tucci @Wilder Field for Homecoming in early October. 

Bauer look'n good, with plenty of high-quality targets.  Nice to see the ground game ramping up a bit with our RB going for over 100 yards.   D played generally solid with the IWU LBs coming into their own, getting more comfortable, each with 8+ tackles.   

Still many areas for improvement, in coverages, special teams in punting.  One game at a time. 

IWU'70


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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:40:00 pm »
Final in Rock Island, IWU over Augie 41-24.  Titans with over 500 yards of offense.  A little loose at times on D, but overall a pretty good road performance.   We'll take it -- 2-0 in the CCIW to start.

Jack Healey had a big night, including a 64 yard TD reception.

IWU'70

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:05:27 pm »
WC over MU in the first half 35-0.  It's over.

IWU up 21-10 late in the second quarter, after going down 0-10 to start out.

'70


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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:54:43 pm »
In my earlier post about IWU, I forgot entirely about A. Schneider as one of the top returning Titans.  My bad.   So an update:

PG -- Munroe -- perhaps backed up by Fr. Catie Eck or Fr. Caylie Jones -- both with strong HS careers, resumes.
2 -  Sosa
3 -  Anderson/Shanks
4 -  Schneider and Hughes
5 -  Merritt / Brovelli

We'll see about the others, and the other two freshpeople.  I wouldn't be surprised at points for Merritt and Brovelli to be on the floor together, other times when Mia goes speed and pressure and neither of them are on the floor.  Key likely still is how IWU finds a reliable and consistent PG to replace Ehresman. 

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:14:58 pm »
On the IWU options, seems to me that Gregoire, given his fine play and contributions in the latter part of last season, is also almost surely a lock on a starting place, too.  As for Curry vs. Baker, I'm sure both will see lots of PT, as the Titans need rebounding and tougher interior defense and play. (From O'Neil too).  Both are hard-nosed players, can be good in the paint, though Curry does tend to take some ill-advised shots out of his normal range and comfort zone.  He does slash and run the floor well.  I hope he's working on this and has improved his shooting range and % some over the off-season.  Baker just a good blue-collar, hard-nosed player.  I see a great upside for him when/if he gets more PT, more confidence for himself and from his teammates.  As mentioned before, IWU has plenty on the perimeter, shooting and play-making, but will need rebounding, interior defense and hopefully some good contributions to the offense as well.  Perhaps Charlie Bair or others will be a good PT options.  Time will tell.  Grant Wolfe will be an excellent PG sub, giving consistent and low-TO minutes. 

Congrats to Brady Rose on pre-season All-American mention.  Another 20 pts+ pg average would be nice.

Looking forward to seeing the new rosters up soon.

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:53:56 pm »
Yes, IWU roster up.  Some notable departures for sure.  Lots of talent returning.  My guess, speculation early on:

PG -- Rose -- Wolfe
2 -- Bonnett and ?
3 -- Gregoire and Doug Whalen
4 -- Baker and Miles Curry
5 -- O'Neil and Brice Robinson

Plenty of experience on the perimeter.  My view is that the IWU season will rise and fall largely on how much Baker and O'Neil improve, dominate the paint.

It should be interesting.  Others will step up, perhaps have their turn in the IWU program scheme of things.  Some very good JV talent last year, now having a shot.

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:49:00 pm »
IWU's roster now up.

Lots of good experience coming back.  It will be interesting to see if any of the earlier pine-sitters or any of the freshmen break into Mia's playing time set-up.

My sense of the possibilities right now are:

PG -- Sam Munroe
2 -- Sosa
3 -- Anderson and Shanks
4 -- Raven Hughes
5 -- Merritt -- Brovelli

That's a very solid, talented group.  With all the others, we'll see how it all plays out . . . what Mia puts together for the '18-19 season.  Need some depth, esp. if "run and jump" continues.   I have confidence.

IWU'70

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:32:24 pm »
Glad to see IWU back in the top 25 ranking at 19.  WC 22, and NCC still at 5.  UW Lax about there with WC. 

Loved the win over Wheaton. 

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 16, 2018, 02:27:18 pm »
Greg, I'm glad you said what you said.  I hope your comments get to the relevant powers-that-be in the MU sports program.

Big win for IWU.  Great D and plenty of O from Bauer's arm to his many talented receivers.  Key stat for me was the 22-9 advantage in first downs, showing how strong the IWU defense played overall.  Also, just how much this IWU squad improved in one week, corrected things from giving up 34 points the previous week.  Great to have the first CCIW win, get out of the gate strongly, esp. when it comes at the expense of WC. 

Augie seems to have improved significantly -- so one game each week, take them all one game at a time.  RI always a tough place to play.

Congrats to Coach on becoming the winningest coach in CCIW history.  Swede is smiling down . . . saying "keep going."

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:23:56 pm »
No news is good news. . .

'70

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:23:15 pm »
USee, I think LAX is a pretty good football team.  We'll see how they do longer term in their conference.  IWU hurt themselves with the secondary breakdowns and the excellent mis-direction TD play, called back by a holding penalty.  Bauer will have a big year.  #3 on the Titans a wonderful new surprise and weapon. 

Very close, well-played game for early on in the season.  Yes, IWU-WC will tell us much more.

IWU'70

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:33:40 pm »
Final at Tucci at Wilder Field -- LAX 34, IWU 31.

A great game, back and forth.  Titans down 15 in the second half, two quick good drives to tie it at 31 all, including a 2 point conversion after a botched PAT earlier.  But, just could not get the third drive to go with about 2-3 minutes to go.  LAX got the ball back and drove the length of the field, kicking a winning FG from the 20 with 2 seconds remaining. 

Lots of good things for the TITANS, esp. passing offense, the emergence of #3 as a real threat, good receivers.  A big day for Bauer.  Not enough OL protection, not enough rushing yardage.  D play pretty well most of the time, though allowing a few big plays and at key moments soft in the middle.  Some 1st game mistakes, misreads, and too many penalties.   Several key injuries for the Titans -- not good.   One beautiful misdirection TD play by IWU called back by a penalty.  That one hurt big time.

But, overall a very good, competitive outing, the Titans fighting back well in the second half against a very good LAX team.  Very few TOs by both teams.  Only wish the result a bit different.

We'll know more how good the Titans are, how fast they can improve and correct problems, in next week's game at home vs. WC.

IWU'70


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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:51:44 pm »
IWU to play two exhibition games pre-season against DI foes.  They will play Eastern IL and then SIU-Edwardsville (where coach Mia Smith was a student and basketball and softball star).  Should be good opportunities to toughen up and prepare for the long slog of the CCIW season.  I expect this Titan team to be very good, even as Ehresman and McGraw have exited the program by way of graduation.  Looking forward to how this team develops and continues the fine tradition of women's roundball at IWU.

'70

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:47:46 pm »
Season opener IWU vs. LAX should be a good one.  Likely played in the rain all day.  Yes, key is how well the new TITAN OL settles in, and how the new D pieces all come together.  Lots of experience there, some very good LBs getting their chance to shine.  Great combos with Bauer and his many targets, an excellent All-Conference RB.  I'm looking for a 8-2 season or better again.  Lots of good volleyball around Shirk this weekend too, with a big tournament.  The IWU women ranked 10th in the country, their best ranking ever. 

Good luck to all the teams, players, and coaches this year.  Let's hope for a great season, good close games well-played, and very few injuries.

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:01:32 am »
That's one tough schedule, for Carroll.

'70

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