Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - KnightSlappy

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 290
1
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: Yesterday at 11:44:54 am »
I'll cite Massey because that's what I do.

MIAA's ranking among D3 conferences:
2018: 8
2017: 13
2016: 6
2015: 11
2014: 18
2013: 11
2012: 18
2011: 7
2010: 11

2
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:39:05 pm »
Conference Changes Starting in 2018-2019
Bryn Athyn leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Cabrini leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Castleton leaves the NAC for the LEC
Colby-Sawyer leaves the NAC for the GNAC
Eastern Nazarene leaves the CCC for the NECC
Ferrum leaves the USAC for the ODAC
Green Mountain leaves the NAC and D3 for the NAIA
Gwynedd Mercy leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Illinois Tech joins the NACC
Immaculata leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Johnson and Wales (Col.) joins the SCAC (1st year provisional in 2018-19)
Maine-Presque Isle leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Marymount leaves the CAC for the AEC
Marywood leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Mount Ida closes and leaves the GNAC and D3
Neumann leaves the CSAC for the AEC
New England College leaves the NAC for the NECC
Pratt joins the ACAA (exploratory member in 2018-19)
St. Joseph (Conn.) adds men's basketball in the GNAC
St. Thomas (TX) joins the SCAC (exploratory member in 2018-19)
SUNY Canton leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Thomas More leaves the PAC for ACAA
Wesley leaves the CAC for the AEC
Wheelock (NECC) discontinues athletics, school merges with Boston U
Wilson leaves the NEAC for the CSAC

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019
First year full members: Alfred State, Illinois Tech, Iowa Wesleyan, McMurry (reclassifying)
*4th year provisional members: Belhaven
*3rd year provisional members: none
2nd year provisional members: Brevard (reclassifying), Dean, Pfeiffer (reclassifying, assumed approval at this point)
1st year provisional members: SUNY-Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.)
Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).
*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Conference Changes Starting in 2019-2020
Alfred State leaves the ACAA for the AMCC
Benedictine leaves D3 for D2
Frostburg State leaves D3 for D2
Manhattanville leaves the MACF for the SKY
Penn State-Harrisburg leaves the CAC for a return to the NEAC
Stevens leaves the E8 for the MACF
St. Elizabeth leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Texas-Tyler leaves D3 for D2
Thomas More possibly leaves D3 for the NAIA

3
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:39:39 pm »
Is this the appropriate place to mention the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Confernce has changed its name to the American Rivers Conference? Apparently Nebraska Wesleyan has earned the right to not be disenfranchised by its own conferenceís name when it won the menís basketball national championship. Trine and St. Maryís (IN) should take note.

http://iowaconference.com/news/2018/8/7/american-rivers-conference.aspx

In the case of the MIAA, I take 'Michigan' to refer to the geologic formatiin of the Michigan Basin, in which the Trine and St. Mary's campuses are located.

4
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:24:28 am »
Benedictine leaves D3 for D2 beginning in 2019-20.
UT-Tyler leaves D3 for D2 beginning (I think) in 2019-20.

Thanks!

5
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:28:22 pm »
Trying to keep this up to date. Let me know if I've missed anything in the discussion here:

Conference Changes Starting in 2018-2019
Bryn Athyn leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Cabrini leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Castleton leaves the NAC for the LEC
Colby-Sawyer leaves the NAC for the GNAC
Eastern Nazarene leaves the CCC for the NECC
Ferrum leaves the USAC for the ODAC
Green Mountain leaves the NAC and D3 for the NAIA
Gwynedd Mercy leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Illinois Tech joins the NACC
Immaculata leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Johnson and Wales (Col.) joins the SCAC (1st year provisional in 2018-19)
Maine-Presque Isle leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Marymount leaves the CAC for the AEC
Marywood leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Mount Ida closes and leaves the GNAC and D3
Neumann leaves the CSAC for the AEC
New England College leaves the NAC for the NECC
Pratt joins the ACAA (exploratory member in 2018-19)
St. Joseph (Conn.) adds men's basketball in the GNAC
St. Thomas (TX) joins the SCAC (exploratory member in 2018-19)
SUNY Canton leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Thomas More leaves the PAC for ACAA
Wesley leaves the CAC for the AEC
Wheelock (NECC) discontinues athletics, school merges with Boston U
Wilson leaves the NEAC for the CSAC

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019
First year full members: Alfred State, Illinois Tech, Iowa Wesleyan, McMurry (reclassifying)
*4th year provisional members: Belhaven
*3rd year provisional members: none
2nd year provisional members: Brevard (reclassifying), Dean, Pfeiffer (reclassifying, assumed approval at this point)
1st year provisional members: SUNY-Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.)
Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).
*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Conference Changes Starting in 2019-2020
Benedictine leaves D3 for D2
Frostburg State leaves D3 for D2
Manhattanville leaves the MACF for the SKY
Penn State-Harrisburg leaves the CAC for a return to the NEAC
St. Elizabeth leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Texas-Tyler leaves D3 for D2
Thomas More possibly leaves D3 for the NAIA

6
I won't lie I haven't been on here in some time so forgive me if this was already brought up.  Bryan Powell will be joining the Calvin coaching staff as an assistant coach.

"Who's that coachin' we?"

7
Also back to basketball...just heard today that despite some recent positive news on the recruiting front, there is also some attrition coming to the Knights next season. The Morrison brothers (senior and soph to be) Tom and Luke will both be leaving Calvin at the end of the school year.

That's not great news from a basketball standpoint, but I hope they both find an institution that will be a fit to fulfill their academic and athletic goals.

8
https://calvin.edu/offices-services/enrollment-research/reports/

A quick skim leads me to believe that Calvin hosts 37 Canadian students, a number that's apparently fallen in recent years. (I seem to remember Ontario being in the top 5 home "states" at one point in the fairly recent past.)
Thanks for the link, KnightSlappy.  I must say I'm surprised and impressed by Calvin's international student population (which doesn't suggest that their name has been a huge problem, though I understand the rationale) . . . and I'm wondering how they achieve this:

"The top five non-North American countries represented by our International students based on their citizenship are South Korea (169 students), Ghana (56 students), China (39 students), India (27 students), Nigeria (18 students), Honduras (12 students), Indonesia and Ethiopia (9 students each)."

I'm also wondering how they achieve this considering Honduras is a North American country.

9
https://calvin.edu/offices-services/enrollment-research/reports/

A quick skim leads me to believe that Calvin hosts 37 Canadian students, a number that's apparently fallen in recent years. (I seem to remember Ontario being in the top 5 home "states" at one point in the fairly recent past.)

10
Considering how slow of a recruiting year it appears Calvin is having, they really needed a pick up like Carson Meulenberg.

Is the year really slow for Calvin or did we simply get an unusual amount of early news from a few other teams? Do we typically know much about recruiting in early to mid April?

11
Carson Meuhlenberg  6-6  G/F  Covenant Christian will attend Calvin

He was named 1st Team Class C All-State by Bank Hoops and 3rd Team by the Detroit Free Press.

12
They'll also play at Davenport for an exhibition game after they tip off the season vs. the Bible Tigers. I wonder if there's still a chance they could add a game and flip Grace to exhibition.

According to their website, sometime during 2018 Grace Bible College will become Grace Christian University.  So I guess technically Calvin could be playing the Christian Tigers.

I think that'd make them the Grace Christian Bible Tigers then, wouldn't it? I'm still calling them the Bible Tigers.

13
Calvin's 2018-19 Schedule is posted. http://calvinknights.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

Non-conference schedule is:

Grace Bible (home)
Illinois Wesleyan (home)
Augustana (home)
Wheaton (road)
Anderson (home)
Cornerstone (home)
Aquinas (home)
UW-Oshkosh (road)
UW-Whitewater (road)

I believe Mount St. Joseph and La Roche are the final two opponents that they'll play at the Great Lakes Invitational at Hope.

They'll also play at Davenport for an exhibition game after they tip off the season vs. the Bible Tigers. I wonder if there's still a chance they could add a game and flip Grace to exhibition.

This schedule looks very difficult again. Unfortunately no Carthage who Calvin had beaten in four consecutive seasons.

14
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:57:29 pm »
So Benedictine and Tex Tyler will still be technically D3 then, as they are in the exploratory phase of changing divisions.

I believe so - well, technically they'll be listed as "reclassifying," I believe, but I don't think any team is officially a member of the new division until the first provisional year.  There have been instances in the past where a school did an exploratory year and either they or the NCAA decided not to continue the process.  I assume it's easier for everyone to have the exploratory year be truly just an exploration and not an official move.

Correct - they will be Division III members next year, but reclassifying. The only limitation will they will NOT be eligible for NCAA postseasons. We have tried to determine what their status is in their respective conferences, but have not gotten any answers. The ASC is still exploring this; the NACC basically ducked the question. I plan to ask again soon (and share some insight I have already gathered).

I hope both conference allow both to compete since there is no advantage. I also hope they continue to be in the conference postseasons, but have a plan in place in case either wins the AQ (see SCAC a few years ago).

As for the rest of the process, yes... there have been occasions when a reclassifying school has not continued on with the process. This "limbo" year is just that - schools remain where they are as paperwork, visits, and whatnot are undertaken to get going into the division they are chasing. So anyone who has started the exploratory process is not a member of DII or DIII until they have been accepted into the provisional stage.

I have more info, but I need to go through some things I have received from the NCAA first. They think it is easy to understand; it really isn't. LOL

To clarify, Benedictine and Texas-Tyler retain D3 status and count as a normal D3 opponent for selection criteria (even though they themselves are not eligible?)

15
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:43:29 pm »
Provisional Pipeline for 2017-2018
First year full members: Berea, Bryn Athyn, Penn College
*4th year provisional members:  Alfred State, Illinois Tech, Iowa Wesleyan, McMurry (reclassifying)
*3rd year provisional members: Belhaven
2nd year provisional members: none
1st year provisional members: Brevard (reclassifying), Dean, Pfeiffer (reclassifying)
Exploratory: SUNY-Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.)
*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Conference Changes Starting in 2018-2019
Bryn Athyn leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Cabrini leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Castleton leaves the NAC for the LEC
Colby-Sawyer leaves the NAC for the GNAC
Eastern Nazarene leaves the CCC for the NECC
Ferrum leaves the USAC for the ODAC
Green Mountain leaves the NAC and D3 for the NAIA
Gwynedd Mercy leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Illinois Tech joins the NACC
Immaculata leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Johnson and Wales (Col.) joins the SCAC (1st year provisional in 2018-19)
Maine-Presque Isle leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Marymount leaves the CAC for the AEC
Marywood leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Mount Ida closes and leaves the GNAC and D3
Neumann leaves the CSAC for the AEC
New England College leaves the NAC for the NECC
St. Joseph (Conn.) adds men's basketball in the GNAC
SUNY Canton leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Thomas More leaves the PAC for IND?
Wesley leaves the CAC for the AEC
Wheelock (NECC) discontinues athletics, school merges with Boston U
Wilson leaves the NEAC for the CSAC

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019
1st year provisional members: SUNY-Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.)
Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX) (SCAC), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).

Conference Changes Starting in 2019-2020
St. Elizabeth leaves the NEAC for the CSAC

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 290