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Title: WBB: American Rivers Conference
Post by: J 2 The Brizo on February 09, 2005, 10:02:59 pm
Report on the Lady Beavers...

What is the best kept secret in NW Iowa?  Well it is without a doubt the Lady Beavers of Buena Vista University.  These girls can ball.  Last night the Beavers crushed the Loras Duhawks 91 to 64.  

The offensive stars for the Beavers so far this year include Katie Maguire at the point (17.1 points per game), Kristina Kapler down low (15.1 per game), and Kelli Staley at the 3 (10.2 per game).  

The Beavers also have been getting quality play out of Jess Griggs, Megan Holtorf, Tracy Hartwig, and Lindsey Meyer.  

The Beavers have a big week coming up as they face off against the third place team in the conference, Luther, on Friday, and second place Simpson on Wednesday.  

I am fully confident, however, that the Beavers will take care of business and remain on top in the conference.  

Good Luck Ladys...

J 2 the Brizo
Title: IIAC
Post by: rimshot on February 09, 2005, 10:54:53 pm
J2-
it is no secret with that returning class they should make a run in the ncaa tournament---but they will have to win away from home.
Title: IIAC
Post by: J 2 The Brizo on February 15, 2005, 09:34:59 pm
Congrats to the lady Beavers on wrapping up the IIAC regular season conference title...these girls can ball...Katie McGuire could play for any team in the Iowa Conference, and I'm not just talkin about the ladies side of the sport either.  

The ladies took it to Luther and Dubuque this past weekend and should take care of business tomorrow at Simpson...my prediction?   Beavers 84 - Storm 72..

Good luck ladies,

J 2 the Brizo
Title: IIAC
Post by: J 2 The Brizo on February 17, 2005, 12:57:37 am
The Lady Beavers did it again beating a very tough Simpson team tonight 77-72...The two headed monster of Kristina Kapler and Katie Maguire took care of business tonight combining for 47 points.  Kelli Staley chipped in 12 and 12 and Tracy Hartwig had 10 points off the bench.

This sets up a great Saturday of basketball as the women look to go undefeated in conference play.  I hope the Beaver fans will be out in full force to cheer on the conference champs.

Loud, Proud, and "Moderately Intoxicated"

J 2 the Brizo
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on February 18, 2005, 05:09:13 pm
Congrats to the lady Beavers on a fine season thus far. There's plenty of more wins to come I'm sure.

Props to J 2 The Brizo for keeping the updates rolling.
Title: IIAC
Post by: J 2 The Brizo on February 21, 2005, 12:50:30 pm
"Undefeated"...congrats on the undefeated conference season Lady Beavers...take care of business in the tourney...

J 2 the Brizo
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on February 25, 2005, 11:46:10 am
Congratulations to Katie Maguire for being named as a finalist for the Jostens Award!
Title: IIAC
Post by: ShoottoScore on February 27, 2005, 08:41:01 am
COngrats to the Simpson ladies!! Good luck in the post-season!!
Title: IIAC
Post by: d-mac on February 27, 2005, 05:36:44 pm
It is time to find out who is in... and who is out.
Whose bubble has been burst and who is wearing Cinderella's glass slippers.
It's Selection Sunday... and tonight there will be a special "Hoopsville" as the 2005 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Brackets are announced... LIVE on our air!
The Road to Salem and Virginia Beach officially starts tonight!


It plans to be a huge night... as 50 womens and 48 mens teams are officially invited to the dance and a chance at a national title.

Some teams already know they are going (thanks to winning their conferences) and some think they are going, but there are always surprises.

So tonight, we will break it all down. Starting at 8:30 PM EST, we will take a look at who is definitely in, who might make it, who will be disappointed, and what match-ups you might want to look forward to seeing later in the week.

Then at 10:00 PM EST... we will broadcast LIVE the Women's Selection Show so you can find out when we do... the 50 teams on the Road to Virginia Beach.

That will be followed by the Men's Selection Show at 10:30 PM EST - when 48 teams find out what their Road to Salem will be like.

After those selections... we will go over it with a fine-tooth comb and find out who we think are the surprises!

And throughout the show, we will hear from different regions with live reports and talk to coaches that have made surprising moves into the tournament.

Of course, you can listen in thank to Goucher College.
We suggest you try and use the low-bandwith signal which will require you to have Real Player and selection the 28K version of the show.
At the same time, you can listen to the Broadcastmonsters.com version, using Windows Media Player (go to the "Hoopsville" page for more information).

And you can share your opinions and questions with us, live on the air.
email - hoopsville@d3hoops.com  
AOL IM - Hoopsville2000

And for more information... check out the "Hoopsville" website (www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville)!

Again... it all starts tonight at 8:30 PM EST.
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on February 27, 2005, 05:37:07 pm
Looks like the IIAC will be having 2 teams in the post season this year. We'll find out for sure later tonight...
Title: IIAC
Post by: High School on February 27, 2005, 10:23:34 pm
could have another simpson vs BV matchup at the den good luck simpson. hope you make it to the den
Title: IIAC
Post by: CollegevilleMagic on February 27, 2005, 10:42:26 pm
Greetings southern neighbors.  Congrats on the double IIAC bids, my Blazers are looking forward to hosting Simpson this Wednesday!  

For those of you traveling to the game, I recommend Bo Diddley's Sandwich shop or Gary's Pizza, both on College Avenue within blocks of the St. Ben's campus.  As a former student at St. John's/St. Ben's, lots of my money has gone to the owners of those fine restaurants.
Title: IIAC
Post by: ShoottoScore on February 28, 2005, 11:01:55 am
I'm not entirely familiar with the tournament process so here's a question... Is it common for a pool C bid to get a first round bye and host in the second round? I can see both sides of the issue- BV won the conference and had the better record, but technically Simpson won the conference tournament and earned the automatic bid. I mean, there was a chance that BV might not have even gotten the bid and then they are hosting? I mean BV did lose to a kind of mediocre Wartburg team. Maybe this is common, I was just curious?? The criteria must be based more on the entire season than on tournament play? Just curious. Thanks!
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on February 28, 2005, 04:19:09 pm
BV only has 1 DIII loss. That should explain it. There wasn't really a chance that BV wouldn't have gotten a bid. They just had one off night.

But yeah, I think they take into account the entire season, not just the conference tournaments. However, Pat would know better than I.
Title: IIAC
Post by: CollegevilleMagic on February 28, 2005, 05:06:09 pm
The entire season usually outweighs one bad night, assuming that the team had as solid a season as BV.  

By the way, when did the Spanish word "buena" come to be pronounced "beuna"?  As a Spanish major, I'll never figure that one out.
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on February 28, 2005, 06:38:50 pm
It's pronounced both ways even at the university. But I've always said it the "beuna" way. Blame it on 4 years of high school french instead of taking spanish I suppose... However, my wife had a spanish concentration at BV and says "beuna" as well!:-)
Title: IIAC
Post by: CollegevilleMagic on March 01, 2005, 11:04:13 am
The bue vs. beu thing is just as annoying as New Prague, the town in southern Mn.  In their case, it's "Pray-guh", not "pra-guh".

What do us St. Ben's fans have to expect from Simpson?  It looks, from their stats, like they probably run and press a lot, since tons of players see time, and nobody averages 10 ppg.  Anybody especially dangerous on their roster?

Do they tend to get in foul trouble, or is the press not a physically aggressive one?
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 01, 2005, 04:19:11 pm
ShoottoScore could probably help you out more with that question. I have failed to see the Simpson ladies play yet this year.

All I know is BV beat them by 8 @ BV and by 5 @ Simpson.
Title: IIAC
Post by: d-mac on March 01, 2005, 04:24:27 pm
It's time for the Big Dance... the teams are selected... the games are scheduled... and now 48 men's and 50 women's teams will take to the court this weekend with the same goal... a national title.
But who will win? The tournament previews are tonight on "Hoopsville"!!!


Sunday night we were live when the teams were selected and we found out who was in and out. The women's bracket was done relatively well... the men's bracket seems to be a bit of a disappointment.

But now we are looking ahead at the big games this weekend. From now on its win or go home.

One of those men's teams that is one of the hottest in the nation is #17 Gustavus Adulphus... who is riding an 18-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties now will take on Lawrence on Thursday and could face the defending National Champs, UW-Stevens Point on Saturday. So, what might Mark Hanson be thinking. We will hear from him tonight and how his team has recovered from their 4-5 start to the season.

Now... the NCAA doesn't seed the Men's and Women's Brackets... but we will!
Tonight, live on the air, we will seed the men's and women's brackets according to how we see it and how we think the NCAA was thinking. So you can get an idea of who the NCAA thinks are the top teams and who might be hosting games in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 (Regionals).

And there are new #1 teams in both the Men's and Women's Top-25 this week... but barely. UW-Stevens Point is just points ahead of Amherst on the men's side. And on the women's, it is just a point between Scranton and Bowdoin.

We will breakdown the final regular season Top-25 and try and figure out what the voters were thinking. Along with pointing out how not all of the Top-25 made the tournament.

And of course, we will have live regional reports from around the nation and take your questions and comments live on the air.

So come join us online and LIVE from 8PM - 10PM Eastern!

"Hoopsville": only place where you can listen or chat about Division III Basketball in the nation.

Go to the "Hoopsville" page for information on how you can listen in and chat with us live!
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 02, 2005, 09:49:20 am
Props to the BV women who are picked most likely to disappoint in the South Regional in Pat's tourney preview...

Can't you just feel the love?:-)
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 02, 2005, 10:40:09 pm
Simpson loses tonight 80-63.

BV will host St. Benedict on Sat.

Go Beavers!!!
Title: IIAC
Post by: CollegevilleMagic on March 03, 2005, 11:45:09 am
Congrats to Simpson on a fine season, they were just out-gunned last night by my Blazers.  As I suspected going into the game, our post size and skill were too much for the shorter Storm squad.

Any tips on good restaurants in the Storm Lake area?  St. Ben's will bring a good host of fans to the game, and we're all looking forward to a great MIAC-IIAC matchup!

Go Blazers!!!
Title: IIAC
Post by: J 2 The Brizo on March 04, 2005, 06:21:41 pm
Check out the downtown area for places to eat...I recommend Martini's and Bozwells...I'd be sure to eat before the game however, because I doubt you will have much of an appetite after the Beavers get done with you...

BV 93
St. Ben - 83
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 05, 2005, 12:49:39 am
BozWells is usually a good choice.

Perhaps if you stay late enough, you could enjoy The Pantry after a night of drinking away your sorrows...

Best omelet's in town! (Actually, it's usually the best anything you order since it's after the bars.)
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 05, 2005, 05:26:17 pm
Prediction:

BV - 74
St. Benedict - 68
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 06, 2005, 12:05:37 am
Beavers fall 77-71.

Not a good night for Beaver Basketball. Both squads ending their seasons tonight even though both had a 4 point halftime lead.

Regardless, GREAT season ladies!
Title: IIAC
Post by: CollegevilleMagic on March 07, 2005, 12:56:25 pm
Congrats on a great season for the Beavers, we Blazer fans had a wonderful time as guests in Storm Lake!

I don't think BVU was ready for the post size and skill of CSB, the final stat sheet didn't accurately show the number of blocked and changed shots caused by our centers and forwards.  Anyway, maybe we'll meet again next year.  It'd be our pleasure to welcome some BVU fans to St. Joseph next March.

BVU was the most talented team St. Ben's has played this year so far, now we get the honor of representing MN and IA in Virginia!  

Go West Region!  Go BLAZERS!!!!!
Title: IIAC
Post by: d-mac on March 08, 2005, 04:51:14 pm
Basketball in Division III at this time of year... is so SWEET!!!
32 teams still have a chance at two national titles... and many teams weren't expected to get this far.
Tonight, a preview of this weekend's Sweet 16 action and preparations for the Final Four... on "Hoopsville"!!!


Wooster, Wittenburg, and Illinois Wesleyan are out of the men's bracket!
So, who in the world is still left in the Men's Road to Salem?
Well... UW-Stevens Point, Amherst, and St. John Fisher.

Trinity (TX) is still alive. Most thought they would be playing IWU on Friday night, instead they face Hanover. Tonight, we will chat with Coach Pat Cunningham about his Tigers. Their road to the Final Four is going to be a tough one.

Then there is John Carrol, who defeated Wittenburg to earn their Sweet 16 berth. Coach Mike Moran seems to have his Blue Streaks team clicking on all the right cylinders, having won the OAC before their run in the NCAA's. We will chat with Coach Moran about his upcoming game against Albion... who got by on what some say is a questionable win over Wooster.

On the women's side, not too many upsets, even though DePauw and Buena Vista were eliminated on their Road to Virginia Beach.

Wesleyan continues to surprise as they took out Staten Island to earn their Sweet 16 game against Springfield. Coach Kate Mullen will join us live on the air to talk about how this season's finish isn't what the Cardinals planned on... and how they're looking to keep dancing.

George Fox will be earning a lot of frequent flyer miles this weekend. Coach Scott Rueck has his Bruins playing very good basketball and will take on St. Benedict, who upset Buena Vista. But how are the Bruins going to handle flying across the entire length of the nation for the game(s)... we will ask Coach Rueck.

And Salem is getting ready for their tenth Men's Final Four. ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston will join us live on the air to let us know how the preparations are going. How you can get tickets! And what else you can expect and should do while in the great city of Salem (and Roanoke), Virginia.

Oh... and of course we will chat with our regional reporters - Gordon Mann will actually join us in studio. And we will certainly take your questions and comments on the air and try and cover a very busy week of basketball.

So come join us online and LIVE from 8PM - 10PM Eastern!

"Hoopsville": only place where you can listen or chat about Division III Basketball in the nation.

Check out the "Hoopsville" page for information on how you can listen... and be a part of the show.
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 19, 2005, 04:18:34 pm
Central women's basketball coach, Mick Angel, resigned yesterday.
Title: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 19, 2005, 04:22:49 pm
Congratulations to BV women's coach Janet Berry for being named WBCA Region Coach of the Year!

Looking forward to another strong season next year...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on September 12, 2005, 03:56:03 pm
   Any one on this board right now?  Any one have some clues as to how the conference will shape out this year.  I'm a local product that just moved to the east coast, hence the name.  Wondering how teams are looking back in the wonderful midwest? ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: bearswatcher on October 07, 2005, 08:48:09 am
Any thoughts on the Washington/Coe season opening match up In St. Louis? How is Coe this year?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Black and Red on October 07, 2005, 12:51:57 pm
Definitely have to go with Wash U. on this one. Coe has been rebuilding and continues to do so. However, I still don't think they can compete at that level yet.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Hawk Sighting on October 07, 2005, 10:51:57 pm
Coe will be hurting this year alittle now that Holly Zimmerman is now working for the college and not playing on the court.  If you want to see a good picture of her, look at the website sports section.  She makes a great shot face.  It sounds like Coe has brought in some good freshman that with a good season under there belts they could be in the top 3 next season, use this one to rebuild, and WATCH OUT for next year. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on October 11, 2005, 09:58:56 am
Coe has a great coach in Coach Brunner who is trying to overcome the losing mentality.  I think she is doing a great job, and she's not far from turning the corner.  If Cornell could be a winning team at one time, then any school can be made into a winner with hard work and good recruiting.  Melissa had definately gotten her name out in the coaching circles.  How does everyone else look?  Is BV the cream of the crop again?  What about Luther and Wartburg?  How do the new coaches look in the conference?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Black and Red on October 11, 2005, 11:04:50 am
Brunner is a great coach. And she will turn the corner. I just don't think they're up there with the Wash U's yet.
BV should be good as always. Curious to see what Jane brings to the mix at Luther. I have tremendous respect for her.
If UD got some recruiting done they could knock a few people off. They've got one heck of a point guard and she's still got a lot of learning to do.
The Duhawk roster shows a lot of returners, but I think the coaching change was good for them. They'll be strong in the back court- any news on any post recruits for them?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Hawk Sighting on October 12, 2005, 05:50:28 pm
I agree that Coach Bruner is a great Coach, the remarks about Holly was only because she was looking over my shoulder.  I think that with coaches ability and knowledge of the game they will be competitive this year, and ready to take the top 3 next.  How does the rest of the teams look this year?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on November 08, 2005, 08:28:25 am
Any preseason predictions out yet.  I'm out here on the east coast, so i don't hear much about what's going on.  Best players and Best teams?  Who to watch for?  Let's get this board going, 1 and a half weeks left until game time.
 ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Collegeville Magic on November 14, 2005, 04:59:25 pm
East Coast- Don't worry, this will never be the MIAC board.  I keep on hoping our southern neighbors will catch up, but it's not to be...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on November 23, 2005, 01:31:08 am
Nice win Kohawks! Just the second, I believe, in school history over crosstown Mount Mercy. I liked what I saw on the court.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Collegeville Magic on January 04, 2006, 03:48:38 pm
Hello Iowa...  anybody there...  ???

Has anybody noticed that the season has started? 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: viking68 on January 05, 2006, 05:24:39 pm
Congratulations to the Cornell lady Rams!! I think this is the first of many big wins from this Brase team. Based on their record, it looks as if BVU is a bit down this year, but this is still a huge win for Cornell. I've saw many Ram games last year and a few this year, and this team has a fight and confidence that last year's didn't.

They also have some great upperclass leadership in Skaggs and Morris, plus some GREAT 1st year players - Merriman had a great game against BV and Brianna Wallace is one of the quickest players I've ever seen - she just flies (although she didn't have a great statistical game vs. BV).

Great win, ladies!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 14, 2006, 12:25:30 am
In it's overtime victory over Central tonight, the Kohawks scored the third highest point total (74) in school history. That's encouraging. Something to build on.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 21, 2006, 10:33:40 pm
Allow me to break the silence in this room to congratulate Coe on back-to-back victories over Cornell and Wartburg.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 24, 2006, 11:50:56 am
My money is still on BV taking the conference and conference tourny. 8)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 25, 2006, 02:01:12 pm
Beavers stomp the Kohawks by 22 in Storm Lake.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 26, 2006, 07:23:17 pm
Still think the Beavers are gonna win? I dunno, Simpson is looking very tough this year. Beating Central 43-7 at halftime.....ouch. I look forward to the match-up!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 27, 2006, 05:54:31 pm
Still think the Beavers are gonna win?


Yeah.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 30, 2006, 12:13:30 pm
Chances are getting slimmer everyday for the Beavers to win it all. How cool would it be for Simpson to go undefeated?  ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 01, 2006, 06:15:59 pm
How cool would it be for Simpson to go undefeated?  ;D

Not very. ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 01, 2006, 06:23:40 pm
Chances are getting slimmer everyday for the Beavers to win it all.

Regular season, it is looking that way.  I still like the Beavers' chances in the conference tournament, especially with Maguire!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: viking68 on February 02, 2006, 09:24:29 am
Congrats to the Cornell women - HUGE win over a tough Coe squad - it was a great game all the way through. Brianna Wallace (1st year, I might add) scored the game winning bucket with 1 second left - she is going to be a terror in the Iowa Conference for the next 3 years. Rams in 06-07!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 02, 2006, 10:43:01 am
BV gets knocked off by the Dutch. Ouch!  Definitely have to wait until the conference tournament now.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 04, 2006, 09:37:40 am
How the heck does BV lose to Central? The same Central team that had 7 points at HALFTIME against the Storm?????
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 04, 2006, 10:11:41 pm
Congratulations Kohawks, winners of 6 of their last 9 and, most importantly, the first sweep of Wartburg since joining the IIAC. You've come a long way -- keep it up.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 11, 2006, 09:35:59 pm
Photo gallery of Friday's BVU/Simpson game: http://www.pictureprints.net/albums.php?gallery=579
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 12, 2006, 02:16:26 pm
Cool pics Pat.  From just lookin' at the pics, it looks like it was a physical game!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 12, 2006, 02:27:46 pm
When is the voting for All-Conference and MVP?  Although I don't she'll get it because of the team's record, Maguire is the best played in the IIAC.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 14, 2006, 11:20:32 am
Havn't seen her yet, but now I'm curious!!!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 14, 2006, 05:21:01 pm
Just purely out of curiosity I check out the website and, unfortunately, she's already hitched.  Bummer.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 21, 2006, 12:22:25 pm
BV hosts Cornell tonight.  Hoping for a lopsided victory!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 22, 2006, 05:11:24 pm
I'll take a 22 point victory, now on to Luther!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 24, 2006, 11:35:55 pm
Best wishes to Monica Severson as she steps down at Wartburg. She was a credit to Knight athletics and a classy person. She met my son at the regional softball tournament at Coe last spring and remembered him when we went to the Coe-Wartburg football game in Waverly. I was impressed. Wartburg's loss is the Iowa Conference's loss.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 01, 2006, 11:49:00 am
Back-to-back IIAC MVP campaigns for Buena Vista's Katie Maguire. Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on March 02, 2006, 11:24:50 am
Good luck to Simpson in the NCAA's.

I don't think anyone's surprised that Katie won MVP for the second year in a row!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Collegeville Magic on March 02, 2006, 05:04:01 pm
This conference is hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAAs for the region, and BV and Coe are the only schools (barely) represented on the board?  What gives?

St. Ben's fans will be seen in strong numbers in the Simpson area this weekend, and we were hoping that we'd find some hint of energy from the fans of the "other red team". 

Go Blazers!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 02, 2006, 10:10:58 pm
There was a Simpson guy on here earlier in the year I thought...

Good luck finding some energy down in Indianola for women's hoops, it should help that it's on a Friday night.

I'll predict Simpson by 5.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Show on March 03, 2006, 11:02:46 pm
For the two or three people who read this board...Simpson wins tonight 73-70.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Champ on March 03, 2006, 11:35:20 pm
Does Simpson have an internet radio feed for the game tomorrow?  I'll be driving down to the game, but there are many on the WIAC Central Region board that would like to listen if someone could post a link.

Thanks in advance if someone can help out!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Collegeville Magic on March 04, 2006, 11:56:59 am
Congrats to Simpson on a great game last night.  My Blazers couldn't quite pull it out in the end, and it was definitely a classic of a first round game!  Too bad our teams couldn't have met later in the tourney...

I hope tonight's clash between Simpson and Stout is a decent game.  I predict Simpson by 12.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: whistle on May 05, 2006, 11:40:05 am
I just saw that the Coe job was posted on the NCAA site. Does anyone know where Coach Brunner is going?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on May 05, 2006, 10:39:30 pm
Melissa Bruner is leaving Coe, her alma mater, to become director of women's basketball operations at Florida State. Congratulations coach!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on June 20, 2006, 09:55:26 pm
There's a lot of excitement around Coe about the new women's basketball coach and assistant AD, Randi Peterson.

http://www.coe.edu/athletics/basketballw/releases/2005_06/peterson.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on September 19, 2006, 09:43:48 pm
Maybe too early to talk basketball? But, I'm gonna have to go with the Storm again this year! They did lose some seniors, but still have a ton of great players, and a great coach as well! Some good new recruits will help also!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on October 11, 2006, 07:54:21 pm
Probably a tad early to start talking women's hoops.

Actually, I think there's only 3 of us who know this board exists anyway.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on October 12, 2006, 11:13:04 pm
Never too early  ;D

Here's my top 3

Simpson
Luther
BV


More to come later................
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on October 19, 2006, 01:11:41 pm
I'll say  1.) BV  2.) Simpson  3.) Luther ???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on October 19, 2006, 01:20:50 pm
Illini - which IIAC team do you follow?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on October 19, 2006, 09:40:07 pm
All of them  ;D

I'm a former player in the league and really enjoyed my playing days. It was a great conference at one time and dropped off a bit for a couple years, but I believe it's making a comeback.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on October 28, 2006, 04:26:20 pm
IS Maguire (sp?) back for BV? I know she was a good player. Simpson has a lot of experience in their young team. Several freshman and sophomores saw palying time last year!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: thundercat on October 31, 2006, 05:13:07 pm
well, there is now another that knows this page exists!  It actually used to be quite the trash talking site back in the day.  I am looking forward to the upcoming season and am hearing great things about the Simpson program, not that it is anything new!  I wish the conference would get more parity, but maybe that will happen in the next few years with the influx of new coaches.  Please let me know how teams look in scrimmages if you see any!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 02, 2006, 01:50:24 pm
Maguire graduated.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 04, 2006, 04:00:14 pm
Loras has got a thin roster this year- but talented. It'll be interesting to see how their season plays out. Sears is currently sitting due to back problems and I don't think Bennett can do it alone from the outside. Their bigs are big, but they need to DO something to be effective.
Heard UD has a decent recruit that will help with some scoring. That means Musser will have a little help. Now if they could just turn that program around. I think this season will be the last for their coach if they don't turn it around quickly.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 05, 2006, 11:14:26 pm
Just checking out the updated rosters. I don't expect any major changes for UD, but they did pick up a big kid from Walworth-Bigfoot out of Wisconsin. They actually picked up a guard from there too- basically getting their two best players. (Yes, I've seen them play). It'll be interesting to see how they adjust to competition in the IIAC as they come from an extremely small school. Mullis didn't have a lot of discipline when it came to staying out of foul trouble- tried to block a lot of shots and got a lot of over the back calls.
Can't wait for tip-off! 2 weeks away! ;D :D :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 11, 2006, 10:32:22 pm
It's getting closer!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 13, 2006, 12:52:00 pm
Who's excited???? Me, me!!
I've been cheering for a 3-7 football team all season so you can bet I am excited to jump into basketball season, where I actually get to cheer for the winning team!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: thundercat on November 13, 2006, 02:13:55 pm
Simpson football used to be good back in the day!  Thank goodness the women's basketball team has continued the winning tradition. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 14, 2006, 03:21:17 pm
3-7? They went downhill in a hurry! :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 14, 2006, 03:21:49 pm
Will there be a coaching change or is it just a young squad taking its lumps?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 14, 2006, 03:32:55 pm
Back on task, BV opens up with Wittenberg @ the University of Chicago Tournament on Saturday. Tipoff is 2:00pm.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 14, 2006, 10:37:17 pm
Any info on Warturg? Just curious as to how Amsberry is doing in Waverly......
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 15, 2006, 06:17:14 pm
Havn't heard much on Wartburg yet, probably won't (besides box scores) until the conference season begins.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on November 20, 2006, 04:36:34 pm
Wartburg will play hard this year, but they are definitely undersized in the post.  The guards can shoot, but if they don't estabilish an inside presence, teams will never back off their shooters in order to give the guards time to shoot  I think they'll play a lot more zone than they would like to, but we'll see.  They should be a middle of the pack kind of team.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 21, 2006, 02:33:04 pm
BV dropped it's opener to Wittenberg 88-71 at the Midway Classic out in Chicago.

They dominated the consolation game 83-52 over Kalamazoo.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 23, 2006, 01:34:58 pm
Congrats to the Simpson women on a convincing few wins to start the season. Took the crown at their first tournament.

Oh, and for waht it's wroth, I think the football coach should get one more season to prove something. This was a bad year, but the recruting numbers have been good (well, quantity, not sure about start athletes), 3 years ago they were in the playoffs, so, I say one more year to see if it was a fluke.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 25, 2006, 03:20:46 pm
UD over UW-Platteville yesterday.........................
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 27, 2006, 09:23:34 am
Simpson starts off 4-0, including a nice win against UW LaCrosse.
Go Storm!  :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 28, 2006, 04:20:54 pm
BV women are on a 3 game winning streak after dropping their opener to Wittenberg.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 28, 2006, 04:23:13 pm
BV travels to Luther tonight.

It can be heard here:
http://kwlc.luther.edu/sportscalendar.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 29, 2006, 11:38:15 am
Big game for BV/Luther. I imagine BV will be tough, but is noticing the lsos of Maguire???

Simpson dominated Loras. (any suprise?) Every player on the bench saw plenty of minutes. That's hard to defend against- and if definitely wears the opponents down. Look forward to a BV/Simpson on Jan 3rd. Too bad it's in Storm Lake!! :-\ That's a hike- even for the faithful!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 29, 2006, 11:10:23 pm
After the Mississippi River Challenge UD is off to a 5-1 start. Too bad they haven't really played anyone.............Dominican & Alverno are extremely weak teams. Martin Luther, Clarke, and Concordia(loss) are mediocre at best. A quality win over UW-Platteville shows hope but we'll have to take a look at the conference games to determine whether this is a legit squad.


I also saw that Sears is playing again for Loras. Has she been effective? I know the back problems have been a serious concern for her.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 30, 2006, 09:13:32 am
I was curious if UD was really any better? 5-1 is not a bad start. Of Simpson's 5 wins, 3 were to teams that made the tournament last year.
I don't recall ANY player being that impressionable from Loras. I remember hearing Bennett's (something like that) name a lot. There used to be some incredible Sears boys out of Ankeny that were athletes. Any idea if this Sears is from the same clan?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: primetime on November 30, 2006, 09:41:24 am
Is the Reisor girl from Luther hurt or did she quit? From their season preview it sounded like she would be playing a lot, which would make their guard court really good.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 30, 2006, 02:49:38 pm
What year is she?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 30, 2006, 02:59:34 pm
BV lost a tough one in their opener to Luther 76-68.  However, if you have 28 turnovers, you shouldn't win against a good team.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on November 30, 2006, 03:02:38 pm
Margo Muhlbauer is making a pretty big impact as only a freshman for BV.

26 points against Luther the other night.

I know it's still pretty early, but she's just shy of averaging 20 points a game.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on November 30, 2006, 05:24:22 pm
Margo should have come to Simpson!  :P

Pretty impressive to make a difference like that as a freshman, not unheard of, especially for women's ball, but still a nice pick up for BV. Simpson's roster has only 1 senior- so the outlook is bright for the future! (Ok wait, lets gets through this year first!).

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on December 01, 2006, 12:01:05 am
Is the Reisor girl from Luther hurt or did she quit? From their season preview it sounded like she would be playing a lot, which would make their guard court really good.

Reiser is a sophomore transfer from UNI. I think she was a walk on there. She's a very good ball player............not sure why we haven't heard anything about her yet.......

I was curious if UD was really any better? 5-1 is not a bad start. Of Simpson's 5 wins, 3 were to teams that made the tournament last year.
I don't recall ANY player being that impressionable from Loras. I remember hearing Bennett's (something like that) name a lot. There used to be some incredible Sears boys out of Ankeny that were athletes. Any idea if this Sears is from the same clan?

UD does have some size in the post- with some talent. I don't think they like a physical game -which will hurt in the IIAC. They've got a freshman guard out of Woodstock, IL that- if she plays team ball- will help. Musser is a good pg- we'll just have to see what her supporting cast decides to do this season. If she doesn't get any help- it'll be same ol' UD.

Sears is from a Chicago suburb....not sure if there's any relation to the clan in Ankeny. Healthy- she's a very good ball player. Loras has size in the post- but they don't do a whole lot.

Am curious to see what direction both of these teams head in...................
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 05, 2006, 10:14:16 am
So what was that deal with UD's win over St. Mary's   100-19

Does it end up not counting since St. Mary's ended the game with only 3 players???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 05, 2006, 10:42:19 am
So what was that deal with UD's win over St. Mary's   100-19

Does it end up not counting since St. Mary's ended the game with only 3 players???

What???   :o  How many girls are on their original roster?  Foul outs or injuries?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 05, 2006, 10:45:03 am
BV bounced back after getting knocked off by Luther and pounded on Martin Luther, 78-52.  They travel to Dordt tomorrow night.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 05, 2006, 11:32:12 am

What???   :o  How many girls are on their original roster?  Foul outs or injuries?

From what they said on the internet broadcast, St. Mary's had "personel problems" and only half the team showed up for the game.  Then they ended with just 3 players, so UD only sent out 3 so it ended up as a 3 on 3 game.  That's all they said about the game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 05, 2006, 04:31:11 pm
Wow.  Crazy either way.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on December 05, 2006, 08:09:27 pm
St. Mary's program is not very old. The first time I saw them (4 yrs. ago) the numbers on their uniforms weren't even centered. This is a horrible game to schedule almost like an Emmaus Bible Institute game. UD needs to play more quality teams to prepare for the IIAC.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on December 06, 2006, 11:55:12 am
COngrats to Simpson on another win, to get to 6-0. Grandview isn't usually too great and the girls played a little rocky, but hopefully they are still learning and working out the kinks.

Wow, what a waste of UD's time!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 07, 2006, 11:21:00 am
Beavers win at Dordt last night 75-69.  5 BV players scored double figures.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on December 10, 2006, 10:50:33 pm
BVHawk- that sounds like a close game. Is Dordt actually any good? You never hear much about them, but that being said, I have no idea if they are a decent at women's basketball or not?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 12, 2006, 09:48:52 am
No. Nothing really spectacular about the Dordt women's program.  They just beat Briar Cliff (for the second time this season) and now their record is 3-8 overall, 3-2 in the conference.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 20, 2006, 08:30:36 am
Dubuque lost two games last weekend at the Colorado College Challenge.  Losing to Colorado College 57-73 and to Trinity (Texas) 68-75

They are now off untill they start conference play against Coe on Jan. 3rd.

At least the Spartan women got two games over the holidays.  The Spartan men have been off since they lost at Mt. Mercy Dec. 6th.  They are off till they open conference play against Coe on Jan. 3rd as well. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 20, 2006, 03:45:39 pm
The Beavers play Dec. 28th, 29th, & 30th at the Clarke Holiday Tournament.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on December 26, 2006, 12:44:39 pm
Happy Holidays to all!  + karma for those on the board!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on December 31, 2006, 05:44:12 pm
What;s up with the Beaver;s losing to Mt. Mercy? Are they that good?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 04, 2007, 08:12:01 am
Dubuque wins at home by 1, 56-55 over a 1-9 Coe.  Both teams shooting 34% from the field.  Perhaps not the best played game of all time.  Then again, not too many games played by either team over the last month. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 04, 2007, 08:18:30 am
Man, I wasn't at the game but  Ihonestly can't belive BV beat Simpson. Looking at their seasons up to that point I would have guessed the Storm all the way. Don't know if the Storm played weaker or the Beavers just really brought it on. Makes things a little more interesting for the remainder of the season though.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 04, 2007, 11:24:48 am
Looking at their seasons up to the game, Simpson was only 2 games better than BV.  Not exactly earth shattering that BV won, especially in Storm Lake.  BV outrebounding Simpson by 13 and shooting twice as many FT's also helps.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 05, 2007, 10:13:53 am
Yes, but  I think SImpson had beat stronnger teams and BV had lost or almost lost to weaker teams. I'm really surprised. Looks like the Beavers shut down Whiton and Katch for SImpson. Honestly, I think it will just wake the team up and give them added incentive for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 05, 2007, 01:44:11 pm
Could be, but BV is usually pretty tough at home.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 05, 2007, 05:07:11 pm
Apparently.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 06, 2007, 01:49:43 pm
Hopefully BV doesn't overlook a down Coe team this afternoon.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 06, 2007, 03:42:00 pm
At halftime Simpson is leading Dubuque 42-30 

On a side note...could the Dubuque webcast PLEASE get rid of ALWAYS playing Earth Wind and Fire music during halftime???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 06, 2007, 04:34:15 pm
Simpson wins 78 - 65  Dubuque had battled back from a 12 points behind at halftime to actually take a 1 point lead with about 5 minutes left.  They then ran out of steam and Simpson turned it on late.  Simpson goes to 10 - 2 overall and 2-1 in the IIAC. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 06, 2007, 05:16:09 pm
Huge win for the Kohawk women as they beat BV on the road 74-56.  Coach Peterson really is starting to get the ladies playing well...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 06, 2007, 08:53:23 pm
Though it's been forever since I've seen them play, sounds like things are starting to come together for the Kohawks. It was only a matter of time. Way to go ladies on your big win at BV. I can't wait for Tuesday's home game vs. Loras. I'm also curious about the newest addition to the team.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 07, 2007, 09:03:27 am
OK, BV is all over the place this year! They shock me by beating Simpson, then lose to a 2-9 Coe team?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 07, 2007, 01:50:15 pm
Crazy!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 08, 2007, 06:06:00 pm
OK, BV is all over the place this year! They shock me by beating Simpson, then lose to a 2-9 Coe team?

I think the Kohawks will prove to be much better than their 2-9 record is showing right now come the end of the season. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 09, 2007, 09:52:35 am
Hope BV can rebound tonight at Central after a disappointing home loss on Saturday.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 10, 2007, 12:47:18 am
Another Big win for the Kohawk women tonight.  Trailing 52-44 with 6:35 to play, they rolled off 13 straight points to finish the game and win 57-52.  Congrats to Coach Peterson and the Kohawks!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 10, 2007, 08:56:19 pm
What is going on in Storm Lake? Why is BV at the bottom of the conference with their only victory being over the #1 team?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 11, 2007, 11:57:55 am
You left out Who, Where, When, and How.

For statistical answers:

Coe shot twice as many free throws and made 70% of them, BV made 53% of theirs.  Coe had more rebounds.  BV shot a blazing 29% for the game.

Central forced 26 BV turnovers and hit 75% of their free throws compared to BV's 61%.  Central also made twice as many 3 pt. fieldgoals.

If I had any other answers, I'd be the coach!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 11, 2007, 05:13:16 pm
It doesn't matter who, what, when where. I get that those are factors. My question is HOW? How is Central forcing so many turnovers, how is BV only making 53% from the free throw line. I get that they lost, and that their stats sucked those games. But, my question is how do they go from one of the conference favorites to these horrible stats? Do they lack senior leadership this year? Experience?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 12, 2007, 09:44:21 pm
Dubuque over Central 78-77 Dubuque with a tip in with 4 seconds left.  2-1 in the IIAC for the Spartan women with both of their wins by 1 point. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 12, 2007, 11:40:21 pm
BV looks to be waiting until the conference tournament to make their move!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 13, 2007, 08:45:34 pm
Luther women put a beat down on the Dubuque women 73-35

Apparently the Dubuque women either win a close one at the buzzer or let the game get out of hand. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 14, 2007, 03:10:02 am
Coe wins another thriller, 57-55 over Clarke.  That's three straight wins and winners of 4 of the last 5.  Coach Peterson has the Kohawks on the right track....
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 17, 2007, 09:31:06 am
Simpson coming off a loss- Coe coming off 3 wins- maybe it's going to be a game in the Cowles Fieldhouse tonight?????
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 18, 2007, 12:27:29 am
Apparently not. Looks like turnovers (33-14) doomed the Kohawks, who took 14 fewer shots than Simpson and made 13 fewer. Nice game by Lindemann though, and 91% freethrows is encouraging.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on January 18, 2007, 11:34:10 am
Charlie- you are digging pretty deep for a silver lining if you go to the "we shot a good percentage at the free throw line" talk.  A 30 point loss is a 30 point loss.  I think that the young Kohawks showed tonight that while much improved, they still have a LONG way to go.  However, I think that will continue to improve and make the conference tourney. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 18, 2007, 11:49:04 am
Looked like Simpson was rolling.

I have a feeling that the battle for the 5 and 6 seed in the conference will come down to the last week.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 18, 2007, 08:58:29 pm
If you haven't seen the Storm play in person, they are pretty impressive.  While the Kohawks have looked good the past few games, they were no match inside for the Storm.  There is a reason Simpson is ranked now and was ranked higher earlier in the season...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 18, 2007, 09:26:46 pm
I doubt I'll be able to twist my husband's arm enough to go to Indianola on a weekday, so I missed out when Simpson was in Storm Lake earlier in the year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 23, 2007, 10:01:47 am
Not much chatter on here this week.  Most of the games this past weekend went the way they were supposed to I guess.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 23, 2007, 04:32:17 pm
Big game tonight at Eby.  Hopefully the Kohawk women get back on the winning track tonight!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on January 25, 2007, 09:04:22 pm
Haven't seen any games lately, but I was just checking out the standings and seems to be a log jam at the bottom of the conference. 3 teams at 2-5 and then Central sitting at 3-5. UD has slowly floated back to the bottom and I saw that they suffered an excruciating 2nd half against Loras a couple weeks ago. Anyone seen them play lately? And how are the Norse looking?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 26, 2007, 12:42:46 am
Looks like the Norse are playing pretty well, as they sit on top of the conference and blew Simpson out by 24 points.  Hopefully the Kohawks show up to play tomorrow night and can pull off the upset of the year...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 26, 2007, 12:54:31 pm
I, of course, see the Luther game as a blip for the Storm and think we'll get them in the rematch.

Picks this week:
SC over Central
Luther over Coe (this is the only one that differs from my picks for the men tonight)
BV over Cornell
Wartburg over UD.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 27, 2007, 02:34:55 am
The Kohawks were no doubt in the game tonight the whole way through and very well could have won it.  With :50 left, down by 3, Karkosh drove to the lane, made the layup and got fouled, only to have the foul called as a charge on her and the basket waved off.  Luther goes on to score 8 straight points on Free Throws and the game is over...

It's just amazing watching the fight that the girls have in the 7 player rotation that Coach Peterson has...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on January 27, 2007, 01:42:44 pm
Yeah and it was interesting that the foul call didnt come from the official right in front of the play, but instead by the ref standing just inside of halfcourt running in from behind the play. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 27, 2007, 07:35:23 pm
Wow, great game in Indianola! Luther by 4 points- few minutes left.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 27, 2007, 07:46:27 pm
Man! 40 seconds left- Storm down by 4. Just missed two shots in the paint. Might have been the game with that miss!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on January 30, 2007, 08:28:19 am
BV seems to be back on track after winning 4 in a row and hosting Central tomorrow night.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 31, 2007, 01:26:24 am
Yeah and it was interesting that the foul call didnt come from the official right in front of the play, but instead by the ref standing just inside of halfcourt running in from behind the play. 
Where you there, youcantseeme? I was courtside, and the foul was clearly called by the official in the best position to make it. Fact is, it would have been a great no-call, given the situation. The Lutherans would still have led by 1, and basketball would have decided it. Instead, she turned it into a foul-and-shoot-free-throw deal. Coe deserved better after battling so hard for 40 minutes.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 31, 2007, 11:17:35 pm
Big road win for the Kohawks tonight over Wartburg. Five double digit scorers is encouraging. Keep bringing it ladies.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 02, 2007, 06:21:45 pm
Big game tomorrow for the Kohawks as they host BV.  Hopefully the women come out with a win like they did in Storm Lake a few weeks ago.

Go Kohawks!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 02, 2007, 08:29:09 pm
Whose everyone taking tomorrow?

I've got the:

Kohawks
Knights
Dutch
Storm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on February 05, 2007, 08:33:40 pm
Current Conference Standings:

Luther 10-1
Simpson 9-4
BV 7-4
Loras 7-4
Wartburg 6-7
Coe 4-7
UD 3-8
Cornell 3-8
Central 3-9
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 06, 2007, 11:27:31 pm
Big win for the Kohawks tonight in an exciting game at Cornell. The win gives them a little separation in the race for the playoffs, although there's still work to do to earn a home game. I really love the mental toughness this team shows.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 07, 2007, 08:35:38 am
Coe should make the conf. tourny, but a home game is a little unlikely.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on February 07, 2007, 09:28:20 am
Its amazing that Karkosh hasnt been player of the week yet!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 07, 2007, 03:44:46 pm
Wow, the Storm really found their groove against BV, beating them 90-55! BV didn't look very deep, their players got tired and they just got railed in the 2nd half because of it. IF it weren't for Muhlbauer it would have been even worse, she seemed to be the only Beaver that could shoot last night. I said it a month ago and i will say it again, I can't imagine how this Storm team lost to the Beavers this year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on February 07, 2007, 06:36:15 pm
X-Luther 11-1 16-4
X-Simpson 10-4 18-5
X-Loras 8-4 12-9
Buena Vista  7-5 14-7
Wartburg 6-8 11-12
Coe 5-7 7-14
Dubuque 3-9 9-12
Cornell 3-9 8-13
Central 3-9 5-16
X - Clinched IIAC Tournament Berth

updated standings per IIAC site.

And this is what we have coming up- my picks are in bold:
9-Feb Dubuque @ Loras 
9-Feb Cornell @ Buena Vista   
9-Feb Coe @ Luther   
9-Feb Wartburg @ Central 
10-Feb Dubuque @ Central   
10-Feb Cornell @ Wartburg   
10-Feb Coe @ Loras   
10-Feb Luther @ Buena Vista
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 08, 2007, 12:06:02 pm
I said it a month ago and i will say it again, I can't imagine how this Storm team lost to the Beavers this year.

BV out-rebounded them by 13 and shot twice as many FT's.

Exact opposite happened in the re-match and the outcome explains that as well.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 12, 2007, 10:19:28 pm
Central @ Coe on the 17th should be a good one!  Conference Tournament on the line.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 15, 2007, 12:09:31 pm
BV took down Dubuque last night by 12.  Hopefully we're peaking for the conference tournament!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on February 17, 2007, 11:01:17 pm
Central falls to the Kohawks in Cedar Rapids this afternoon.  Coe made more plays down the stretch.  Karkosh had an amazing game.  26 points and 17 boards!  Tough loss for the Dutch leading by points with 7 seconds to play.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 20, 2007, 11:56:14 pm
Coe may have lost to Simpson tonight, but they can take pride in making great strides this season. Randi Peterson definitely has this team pointed in the right direction and they don't back down to anyone. And it's high time Amber Karkosh got IIAC player of the week honors. All she had to do was average 19 points, 13 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game in the week she became Coe’s single season leader in points, rebounds and steals. Tonight she followed it up with 16 points, 8 boards and 5 steals in a 10-point loss to the Storm.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 22, 2007, 10:20:15 am
Fresh off the overtime victory over Wartburg, BV looks to upset Luther tonight.  Margo's been averaging over 20 points against Luther this year, now they just need to put it together on the defensive end!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 22, 2007, 05:15:36 pm
Let's hope BV beats Luther, so Simpson can spank BV again!!! Sorry, that was mean! I know, we actually did split this season. Anyway, no way BV beats Luther.

Besides, the Storm have to get by Loras first and that is going to tough enough.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 23, 2007, 12:28:49 pm
Looks like Loras and Luther did the spanking last night.

Congratulations to the BV ladies on good season with a young squad.  Looking forward to next year!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 23, 2007, 12:31:04 pm
Yes, it does sound like it!

Simpson graduates just 1 player so expect big things next year also!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on February 25, 2007, 01:24:25 am
Congrats are in order for the Norse. It's nice to see Coach H. back in the tournament  :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 25, 2007, 08:11:02 pm
I agree.  Good luck in the NCAA's!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Willy Wonka on February 25, 2007, 10:54:41 pm
Seems like a good bet that the MIAC pair will be playing the IIAC pair this week. What do the scouting reports say about Luther and Simpson?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 26, 2007, 09:41:08 am
Congrats to the Storm on the at large bid! Hopefully, they can make some noise!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on February 26, 2007, 12:55:04 pm
Here is a link to locate Concordia-WI women's stats:

http://northernathleticsconf.com/sports/basketball_women/statistics/2006-07/CUW.HTM

Concordia-WI has shown a good deal of inside/outside balance on offense to this point. Falcons have a couple of 3-point shooters and 2 or 3 starters who can crash the boards, plus plenty of depth off the bench.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on February 26, 2007, 08:53:20 pm
I'm a little surprised that Simpson slipped in.  Speaks highly of the conference though.

Looks like we got matched up with Wisconsin instead of Minnesota.  Good luck on Friday ladies!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on February 27, 2007, 05:59:50 am
I compared Concordia-WI and Luther statitistics and (just to throw it out there), it appears that other than your TeKippe kid having a slight height advantage, and you have a couple more players that can shoot 3's, in terms of points given up and rebounding numbers the teams seem to be evenly matched.

The Falcons' 3 losses came relatively early. (2 non-conference--vs Ripon and Westminster of PA--the latter in a tournament in the Bahamas--and a conference loss against Wisconsin Lutheran on the road. Wisconsin Lutheran finished 13-6 in Northern Athletics Conference play.)

Any of you IIAC followers want to chime in?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 27, 2007, 12:30:46 pm
I'm a little suprised too. But they played a good non-conference schedule and won a lot of those games to good teams. It should be a tough game against Stout though. the big girl realy hurt us last year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on February 27, 2007, 07:43:50 pm
Duoss is TOUGH. I hope the Storm can find a way to beat Stout at their own game. While Stout has been the team to beat in the central region the last couple of years, they aren't the same team that they were a year ago. Duoss has seemed to struggle a bit more at times this season. If they can limit her touches and tighten up the "D" elsewhere I think their chances look good. I think the Storm have some quality wins and should head into this game with the confidence to pull it off.
Title: Iowa Conference All-Conf.
Post by: ball5fan on February 28, 2007, 12:46:36 pm
Congrats to Margo Muhlbauer and Tracey Hartwig from BVU on being named 1st Team All-Conference!  Great Day to be a BEAVER!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Blue Devil Backer on February 28, 2007, 09:53:23 pm
As a lady blue devil fan yes Duoss is down some this year but the outside game is up alot more this year
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on February 28, 2007, 11:47:02 pm
Like I said, limit her touches and tighten up the D elsewhere. It should be a great match-up.

Did I mention I love this time of year???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Champ on March 01, 2007, 10:48:55 pm
Duoss is TOUGH. I hope the Storm can find a way to beat Stout at their own game. While Stout has been the team to beat in the central region the last couple of years, they aren't the same team that they were a year ago. Duoss has seemed to struggle a bit more at times this season. If they can limit her touches and tighten up the "D" elsewhere I think their chances look good. I think the Storm have some quality wins and should head into this game with the confidence to pull it off.

Hope that's all Simpson plans on doing... :) 

It didn't work very well last year, Molly Hendricks was tied with Kelsey with 19 points and played a helluva game - everyone on the team felt she was the key to the win.

This year's Molly Hendrick's is Savanah Oeltjen - recently named to the first team all WIAC team.

Besides, if people think Kelsey is struggling, well...  She was just awarded WIAC POY award for the second time, as well as the top defensive player in the league.

Here's some of this year's stats from the WIAC announcement:

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She secured first team honors for the third consecutive season after leading the conference with a .578 field goal percentage and 77 blocked shots, while ranking second with 8.4 rebounds per contest and third with 15.4 points per game.  Duoss has posted a league-best eight double-doubles (points-rebounds) and led the team in rebounding in 22 of 28 games and scoring in 21 contests.  Her 10 blocked shots against UW-Whitewater on January 27 is the second-highest single-game total in WIAC history.

Kelsey only played 21 minutes in last year's game, which is not that far off from her average playing time of 23 minutes.  Expect to see Dani Boese, Jenny McDermid and Julia Hirssig assisting in playing the "Big Girl" role.

Any Simpson posters making it to the game? 

Could be well over 2,000 people at the game if the weather doesn't totally screw things up!!!  We had 2,467 at the WIAC Conference Championship game, and weather was bad last weekend too.

Facilities as Stout are really nice, and I hope that any of you that make the trip enjoy the community also.

Hopefully it will be a cleanly played, well officiated game - and may the best team win.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on March 01, 2007, 11:25:53 pm
With a foot of snow being dumped in western/central Iowa, traveling may be limited throughout the weekend.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: The Champ on March 02, 2007, 07:10:36 am
With a foot of snow being dumped in western/central Iowa, traveling may be limited throughout the weekend.

It's not good in SE MN either...  Which is where I live.  Our trip to Stout tonight is dependent upon today's weather.  Made it to the WIAC Championship game in questionable weather, but had all day to get there. 

I have to work until 5:00 PM today, so this time weather may intervene... :(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 02, 2007, 08:37:15 pm
Final in first game tonight:  Carroll 86, IL Wesleyan 59. (the Pioneers broke it open in the second half. Their 1-2 punch of Wickert and Hoewisch had great games scoring wise.)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 02, 2007, 09:48:29 pm
Half:  Luther, IA 38, Concordia-WI 24.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 02, 2007, 10:22:38 pm
HUGE win for the Storm with the upset on the road over #15 UW-Stout!!! 91-86

Great team effort! KatlynWhiton putting up the numbers and Whitney Franker just coming out with an amazing game!

Great job Storm, way to battle and represent!!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 02, 2007, 10:35:06 pm
Luther all over Concordia-WI as well (by 25 with some 5 minutes left in 2nd half).

Now I know why the Norse broke into the top 25! Props to you!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Fawkes316 on March 02, 2007, 11:29:54 pm
Did anyone notice that the two teams in tomorrow's game at Stout are the Storm and the Thunder?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Fawkes316 on March 02, 2007, 11:33:57 pm
That's the kind of amazing breakdown you only get from me!

Actually, it should be an interesting game. From my understanding Simpson likes to run and gun. Wheaton's not against running, but I guarantee they aren't planning on giving up 70 points (in regulation at least), nevermind 91. They did give up 81 to Olivet Nazerene (still a win), but that was when Elizabeth Fox was still injured.

Should be a good game. Wonder what kind of crowd will be there?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on March 02, 2007, 11:41:07 pm
Most of Iowa is still digging themselves out.

Congrats to Simpson and Luther.  Way to represent the IIAC!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: buf on March 02, 2007, 11:52:10 pm
Great game at the Johnson!

Close game all the way, except for the beginning.  After the first few minutes, it looked like Stout was going to destroy Simpson.  However, Simpson got it together and actually took a 42-36 lead.  Stout ends the half with a big run to take a 47-43 halftime lead.  Simpson takes control right away in the 2nd and builds a lead of 3 or 4.  Stout comes back to tie, but Simpson manages to answer every Blue Devil run.  Simpson gets lead up to 10 with 1:30 left.  Stout makes a furious comeback (thanks in part to some Simpson missed FTs) and actually gets within 3 with 36sec.  Simpson does enough down the stretch to pull out the victory.

Whiton and Franker played excellent for Simpson.  Whiton and an odd but effective inside shot, which she hit time and time in the 2nd half.  Franker played both well outside and inside.  She often posted up in the 2nd half.  Basically Stout had no answer for Simpson's inside game. 

I know its easy to criticize when a team loses, but I have to wonder why Duoss spent a lot of time in the 2nd half on the bench?  She wasn't in foul trouble and she was dominating when she was in there.  She ended up going 10-10 from the field.  Duoss, along with Oetjen ended their careers playing very well for the Devils.  They were clearly the best two on the court for Stout.  Hirrsig had a nice hustle game which ended in a double double.

Congrats to Stout on good season.  Just wish it didn't end so soon.

Simpson has a nice team.  If they play the way they did tonight, they should win tomorrow.  Wheaton does like the slower style play.  They pulled a couple out of their "you know what" tonight to advance to tomorrow's game.
 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 03, 2007, 09:34:00 pm
The Storm prove they deserve this tournament spot as they kill the Wheaton Thunder 81-58. Another well-balanced effort by the whole team!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 03, 2007, 09:56:51 pm
Noticed Luther knocked off Carroll, too.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: ball5fan on March 03, 2007, 11:21:34 pm
more proof of how strong the IIAC is....good luck to Luther and Simpson from a Beaver!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 04, 2007, 12:16:47 pm
Preliminary indications are that Ryan Coleman and I will be heaed to Lutherland on Friday.  Should be a good time.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: tribute on March 04, 2007, 04:39:31 pm
i will be making the trip from Montana to Decorah for the game against Washington U. Well actually, i already played on the trip prior to the location being announced, but it will still be nice to take in a the alma mater's hosting of the sweet sixteen. congrats to the Norse, and i am looking forward to a great atmosphere in the regents center.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WAC on March 04, 2007, 10:44:25 pm
Hello from the Pacific Northwest: Those of us in Oregon and Washington are looking for some advice. It looks like the only reasonable option is to fly in to Minneapolis/St. Paul and drive to Decorah. Rochester, MN is closer but the airfare is double and it doesn't save any time by the time you sit at the airport waiting for the commuter flight. Question is what's the best driving route from Minneapolis to Decorah? Good luck on Friday night.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: tribute on March 04, 2007, 11:55:41 pm
WAC,

The best and only way from minneapolis to decorah is two drive down highway 52. Upon leaving MSP airport take highway 5 west until your arrive at the 494 interchange, take 494 east until the you see the exit for highway 52 south. Once you enter 52, it will take you all the way to decorah. Highway 52 will be four lanes until just south of rochester, from there the drive is a two lane highway. That is the best way from MSP to decorah. If you have any questions just ask.

Tom
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WAC on March 05, 2007, 12:22:40 am
Tom Thanks for the advice. What are the roads like weather wise?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 05, 2007, 12:27:44 am
Down to Luther from Minneapolis that road is pretty good in the winter. South of Decorah I make no such claims about 52. :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ryan Coleman on March 05, 2007, 12:56:30 am
Tom Thanks for the advice. What are the roads like weather wise?
Down to Luther from Minneapolis that road is pretty good in the winter. South of Decorah I make no such claims about 52. :)

The last time I was on 52 was December, 2005. There was a detour, IIRC, between Rochester and the MN/IA border that took you an additional 15-20 miles out of the way (Pat, you were in the car then -- I was driving -- was it really all that bad?). Outside of that detour the road is very good. US Highways (which is was 52 is) are taken care of very well in Minnesota.

It's about a 2-2.5hr journey and varies from 2-lane (in the metro) to three-lane in Rochester to 1-lane most of the way past Rochester. As long as we don't get pummeled again by snow (three weekends in a row would definitely be overkill even by Minnesotan standards) the roads should be quite good.

Through the prairie, though, the winds can pick up a bit.

I hope I have been of help.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WAC on March 05, 2007, 01:25:07 am
Thanks for all the advice. See you Friday night. Hope we can give Howard Payne a run for their money. Go Loggers.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: tribute on March 05, 2007, 02:46:34 am
There should be no contruction south of rochester at this time.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 07, 2007, 07:48:43 pm
...
The last time I was on 52 was December, 2005. There was a detour, IIRC, between Rochester and the MN/IA border that took you an additional 15-20 miles out of the way (Pat, you were in the car then -- I was driving -- was it really all that bad?). ...
You mean you are asking your brother about your driving?

 :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 08, 2007, 12:02:17 am
Ahem.

His driving actually was all that bad. :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 09, 2007, 07:45:48 pm
Simpson trails 29-41 at half. The Storm are a great second half team though so it's not over!

It was 23-25 with about 4 minutes left in the first half and NYU got really got- hitting 7-9.

Let's go Storm with a great second half!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 09, 2007, 08:32:19 pm
Simpson's season ends in the Sweet 16. Sounds like NYU really played tough defense, Storm couldn't ever get a solid run together.

Losing only one senior, so hopefully Simpson will return next year and strong as ever.

Great season girls!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 09, 2007, 09:07:37 pm
Puget Sound pulled off a mild upset of Howard Payne.

Wash U at Luther just underway:
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 09, 2007, 09:21:55 pm
Wash U & Luther are tied at 16 with 9:50 left in 1st.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 09, 2007, 09:40:54 pm
Luther 31, Wash U 30--halftime.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 09, 2007, 10:16:28 pm
Approx. 11 minutes left in 2nd:  Luther 47, Wash U 41.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 09, 2007, 10:49:02 pm
Wash-U 59, Luther 58--final:

Wash U was able to take the crowd out of the game, for the most part. The Bears' 15-2 (or approx.) scoring run late gave them just enough cushion to work with. They missed several free-throws, a last-second 3-point shot by Luther missed.

Good run for Luther, none-the-less.  ;)

(How much of a turnout will there be for the Puget Sound/Wash-U game tomorrow? If the Loggers keep the score lower, the better their chances.)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on March 10, 2007, 10:34:45 pm
Congratulations to both Simpson and Luther for fine post season runs.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on March 19, 2007, 09:06:34 pm
Congratulations to BV's Margo Muhlbauer for being named to the Women's D3 News All-Freshmen Team. 1 of 10 from around the nation to receive this honor!  :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 20, 2007, 05:05:05 pm
Noticed Luther women's team moved up a few spots in the latest poll after their strong tournament run!  :) ;) :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: ball5fan on March 21, 2007, 07:27:25 pm
Yep, way to go Margo!  Congrats of the being on the freshman list!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 21, 2007, 08:33:57 pm
And since nobody seems to have mentioned it, congrats to Christina Gaard on making the D3hoops.com All-American team.

http://www.d3hoops.com/tow/07/womallam07.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: shingle on April 05, 2007, 10:18:18 am
Any word on what prompted the coaching vacancy at UD?  Is Huffman off to greener pastures??
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on April 05, 2007, 07:25:42 pm
He "resigned." He has had 5 years to turn the program around and I suppose that UD finally decided to give someone else a chance. Playing the School of Blind 7 times a year doesn't prepare a team for the tough conference schedule. They haven't improved. As an IIAC school, they should have a number of good candidates. The campus has grown- continues to do so as a new athletic facility is in the works- and other programs are having success- must be some support from the administration. Although, I just remembered that they went with the easy hire for softball and hired someone who had absolutely no fastpitch experience- one of their assistant baseball coaches. I guess this one's up in the air.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: keith45 on April 06, 2007, 03:18:24 pm
He "resigned." He has had 5 years to turn the program around and I suppose that UD finally decided to give someone else a chance. Playing the School of Blind 7 times a year doesn't prepare a team for the tough conference schedule. They haven't improved. As an IIAC school, they should have a number of good candidates. The campus has grown- continues to do so as a new athletic facility is in the works- and other programs are having success- must be some support from the administration. Although, I just remembered that they went with the easy hire for softball and hired someone who had absolutely no fastpitch experience- one of their assistant baseball coaches. I guess this one's up in the air.
Agreed..the sports programs are turning around at UD, football and basketball have increased their success and competitveness in the past few years, and Wrestling is on the upswing as well. I think UD had a decent team a few years ago, maybe went a bit above 500 but had some good players...
Any ideas on top candidates? I have a few ideas but can't/won't discuss names yet.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on April 09, 2007, 11:45:49 pm
C'mon Keith!  Don't leave us hangin'!!!  :-X
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on April 12, 2007, 08:34:57 pm
Right now there are just 50-some applicants for the UD job (from an reliable on campus source). I know of a couple people that have applied, but it is still too early to mention names. I don't want to jinx anyone as I firmly believe that one of them would be an excellent choice :) Hopefully they will move quickly to try and save some recruits or get some in depending on the status of the recruiting class. It's so tough this time of year to get new kids interested.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on April 17, 2007, 06:41:44 pm
Someone seems to have missed the facts. UD women have played a challenging schedule, more so than the men. Huffman has set many records at UD and elsewhere, and has signature wins every year--UW Platteville this past year. Huge improvement over his predecessors. Check the record.

He's worked with a limited staff, has head-coached two sports every year, has taught every semester, worked in a real academic Master's program (not athletics administration), recruited well despite extremely limited financial aid and poor facilities, and has won the respect of other coaches in the league.

BTW, UD football has a horrendous record for the last six years, except for this past year--but why was that? The Big Ten player left campus right after the season ended.

Also, check out the online plans for the new facility. No basketball or soccer, all for football. Hardly helpful for recruiting.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: bballfan911 on April 18, 2007, 02:15:53 pm
Posted by: Old Pro  Posted on: Yesterday at 06:41:44 pm 
Insert Quote 
Someone seems to have missed the facts. UD women have played a challenging schedule, more so than the men. Huffman has set many records at UD and elsewhere, and has signature wins every year--UW Platteville this past year. Huge improvement over his predecessors. Check the record.
 
Old Pro what were you looking at????????

UD women have played a challenging schedue?  Are you considering Dominican (3-22), Alverno (2-23), Concordia IL (11-14), Clarke (7-16), Martin Luther (4-21), Mount Mary (0-14), and Colorado College (10-14) challenging?  Those teams had a combined record of 37-124!!!  And a signature win against UW-Platteville?  Last time I checked beating a team that finshied 11-16  isn't signature. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 18, 2007, 03:26:19 pm
Old Pro,  The online content UD has on their site doesn't tell the whole story of the Wellness center.  It isn't all about football.  There will be a new basketball court at the Stoltz center.  There will now be two basketball courts so the women and mens teams won't have to schedule around each other.  The schools wrestling team will move over to the new wellness center and have their meets there.  There has been a new lighted soccer field built within the last 5 years.  I would think the coaching staff could point to all these facilities in their recruiting pitches to prospective students. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on April 18, 2007, 04:24:59 pm
Regarding Stolz: You can gussy up an old barn, but it's still an old barn. Compare it with nearby facilities, including those still a'building. Ask when you've seen a $22 million rec facility omit basketball, and ask why. If facilities matter for recruiting, this is a major negative for DBQ, and for years to come. UD football has been terrible, but they get the goodies. Again, ask why. BTW, UD's previous football coaches have compiled a national ranking record at Capital U in Ohio--the only team to give perennial national champions Mt. Union a run for their money.

Seems to me UW Platteville beat up on Clarke and Augustana, and handled Loras, before facing the fierce WIAC.

As to competition, we old pro's look at 4 or 5 years, not one, before making comparisons. Try back-tracking the men's and women's teams before drawing hasty conclusions.

Cheers!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 18, 2007, 04:50:19 pm
UD football is getting the goodies because the booster giving 22 million wants the money to go there.  But he is putting some money towards the basketball teams...maybe not how you would have wanted but he is doing so.  Plus the wrestling program will move into the new place.  And not in this phase but the soccer team was taken care of a few years ago.  That family also but a good chunk of change into the Goldthorpe addition so they aren't just giving money to the football program. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on April 18, 2007, 08:58:07 pm
Well, Old Pro recognizes an authoritative account when she sees one. Thank you, doolittledog, for answering part of the "why?"

But it does leave that nagging little question, doesn't it? Who's in charge of UD? Is there no administrator with the, ahem, wherewithal to explain to a donor that the university has its integrity, and that the donor needs to accept some guidance, even limits, for the wellfare of the entire program and the entire school? Or is class a thing of the past?

Just asking.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: keith45 on April 19, 2007, 10:14:00 am
It may have just been a space and which is easier to do first type of question...if its all getting done, doesnt realy matter which gets done first..the new gym will be nice, the set up will be a bit like Clarke's gym (stadium seating, etc)..and the football building will be more than just for football, weightrooms, juice bar, etc, so it benefits the whole school, not just one team
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 19, 2007, 04:09:10 pm
Speaking of the new Wellness center.  UD's website says that stadium demolition and construction is supposed to start April 11th.  But looking at the webcam it doesn't look like much demolition or construction is going on.

Anybody out there have in info about this???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on April 20, 2007, 09:29:48 am
Keith's hopeful take on the facilities is nice, but doolittledog's description rings more true. A donor who cannot be told no. Internal disputes could also be holding up construction.

If the gussied up Stolz resembles Clarke, but if Clarke now has scholarships in NAIA; and if Loras has a beautiful new facility--is it $35 million?--; and if most other teams in IIAC and the tri-state area have much better facilities; and if UD has the lowest financial aid; that's a bad place for UD for recruiting for basketball of either gender. Time will tell.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 20, 2007, 11:31:16 am
Old Pro, I think my position comes closer to Keith's position. 

The Chlapaty family is donating this money for the Wellness center but they have also been involved in the whole plan for the University.  Since 1998 UD has built the Tech center, new library, new teaching and administative building, new lighted soccer field, new student housing,  the Goldthorpe addition.  This Wellness center will not just benefit the football program but also the basketball teams, the wrestling team and also the track team.  Future plans for UD include additional residential facilities, and two other projects I can't think of right now. 

You also need to remember that Loras renovated the Rock Bowl before they went on to do their basketball arena.  Wartburg renovated their football field long before they started their Wellness Center and that is a collaberation with the city of Waverly.  Coe is rehabing their football field and basketball facility but not building new ones.  Central refurbished their basketball court but didn't build a new one and then spent a lot more money on redoing their football field. 

You made good points earlier that Huffman had a lot on his plate between coaching two sports, teaching, being involved in a masters program and not having much of a budget to work with.  Other UD coaches had similar results and given more time to right their ships, I just wouldn't put your blame on the Chlapaty's, their Wellness center is just one piece of the puzzle and they are involved with the whole revitalization of UD beyond just the Wellness center. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on April 21, 2007, 01:03:07 pm
Thank you, doolittledog, for the adult conversation. You certainly know more than most about the details of the donors at UD, and have a strong knowledge of the arenas in the area. I would not quarrel with any of your facts, except to suggest that there may have been administrative efforts to include basketball in the new facility, efforts that were rebuffed. Alas.

I'm sure we all wish the new fellow the best, but the truth is that success in basketball at UD, and especially the women's game (the purest form of basketball!) will mostly depend on decisions made in offices other than the coach's. Will this coach be given a full staff (by the standards of other teams in the league? by the standards even of the men's team?) Will UD begin to comply with Title IX? How will the financial aid hurdle be overcome? And for both men and women, how will coaches sell the minimal facilities?

Since 75% of D III success is in recruiting, these remain critical questions that will handicap any coach, no matter how good.

Speaking of good, let's give Huffman his due. Not only did he have too much on his plate with too little help, but he had major successes that should not be forgotten. He had the 1st winning season in 16 years (2003-04); led to a variety of UD team and individual records--I've heard that it's 45 records tied or broken; has the highest average wins per season of any women's bball coach at UD; a variety of team and individual achievements in the NCAA, including top 20 in several 3-point and free throw categories; 11 IIAC All-Academic selections and 6 all IIAC selections. As a coach's coach, he won respect from his peers because despite inferior personnel, he always tested, often surprised, and sometimes beat them. And a key measure is the number of his former assistants and players who are already college coaches in their 20's (with his approach and playbooks).

Pretty good, in retrospect.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 23, 2007, 10:12:45 am
Yes, the success of the new coach will certainly help if that person has backing from the administration.  Backing such as given a proper staff and budget.  Finantial aid is certainly part of that equation as well. 

I hope Huffman does well in whatever he ends up doing. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on April 24, 2007, 07:43:19 pm
Truth of the matter is, there are very few schools that comply fully with Title IX. It's a sad, but true fact.
My question for you Old Pro is how close are you to the school? I'm curious because of your statement about poor financial aid packages. UD has never given the best packages, but after doing some research- UD is still one of the cheapest schools as they hover around that $26K spot. Loras is at about 30 and Coe, Cornell, and Simpson are more expensive in terms of IIAC schools. Not only is UD the cheapest before FA, but they also have the loosest admission policies in terms of ACT scores etc. I can't include Clarke in the mix because UD has never really truly competed for the same type of athlete and they are now NAIA- which in terms of money is a unique situation. Plus the fact that they don't have the "money-maker" football on campus plays a role as well. UW-Platteville is also in a league of it's own. There's not a large draw of WI kids to Iowa because they can attend a state school for so much less.
There are an awful lot of kids from Florida attending UD these days- for football mostly, but there's been a rise on the women's side- more so in track. Are you saying that FA packages are poor in general or they favor football?
In terms of a staff, Dana Harrold is full-time- which is something that many DIII schools still do not have. It was policy that they could have a GA as well, but perhaps that has changed. Robbie Sieverding was viewed as full-time men's assistant, while Bierman(I know he's gone now) was the GA.  It's been a plus they they gave softball to someone who could devote more time to it. It's been rare that you find a head coach without other coaching duties or teaching duties, but it was a good sign when they split the softball/basketball position. Perhaps more help in terms of a staff is on the way.

Just my thoughts. I wish the best for UD and for Huffman in whatever challenge he takes on next.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on May 01, 2007, 03:15:55 pm
Thanks Ihoops4 for your note.

Clearly no single figure gives you the value of a financial aid award. Lower tuition matched with much lower financial aid costs a family more than higher tuition matched with better financial aid. Since those figures are confidential, the best indicator is recruited athletes who do not come because of poor financial aid.

You raise a really interesting question about the Florida pipeline, especially for football players. The financing of all that, including big travel costs for recruiting, is a real mystery, given the low academic achievement of too many of them. When you compare that with the relatively high academic achievement of female basketball recruits who get (apparently) much smaller awards, real questions emerge. Those close to UD might have fun asking such questions. And that does not get us to talking about Belleus.

Yes, recruiting top players from Wisconsin is a real challenge. 'Twill be interesting to see if the new guy can overcome that.

Staffing needs to be compared with other teams on campus first, and that looks bad for women's basketball. When you consider that Huffman was hired in a national search to do basketball (and golf), and that then the national search for a full-time softball coach was abandoned and he was asked to do both full-time jobs, but at one salary and with inadequate staff, and then asked to teach regularly, you have to wonder how anyone could survive that, let alone produce top results. He did make a terrible program respectable, and leaves a nice core of Frosh to replace the painfully under-performing seniors, so the successor has a solid base to work from. Here's wishing the best to all.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on May 01, 2007, 09:53:11 pm
It's official per UW-Stout's website. Mark Knoll has been named the Spartan's new leader. Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: keith45 on May 02, 2007, 09:31:00 am
Thanks Ihoops4 for your note.


You raise a really interesting question about the Florida pipeline, especially for football players. The financing of all that, including big travel costs for recruiting, is a real mystery, given the low academic achievement of too many of them. When you compare that with the relatively high academic achievement of female basketball recruits who get (apparently) much smaller awards, real questions emerge. Those close to UD might have fun asking such questions. And that does not get us to talking about Belleus.

Yes, recruiting top players from Wisconsin is a real challenge. 'Twill be interesting to see if the new guy can overcome that.


Do you have any stats of the low academic acheivement of the FLA football players? I'm not sure if I agree with that, but am open if you have information to back it up. I'm not sure how many administrattions would allow a coach to bring in tons and tons of out of state players who dont succeed academically, for a program that isnt a top performing program.
Also, dont assume that every player from Florida had a home visit..I came from Maryland to UD with no visits from a coach!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: keith45 on May 02, 2007, 09:32:49 am
It's official per UW-Stout's website. Mark Knoll has been named the Spartan's new leader. Best of luck to him.

As was rumored for weeks...heis a hell of a recruiter, and has great conections in Wisconsin...coming from a top program in one of the best conferences, looks like a good fit. I know there were some alumni very interested in the role who didnt even get interviewed, so it looks like Knoll was their man from day one.
Good luck to him!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Old Pro on May 03, 2007, 01:17:45 pm
Quote from Keith45 on May 1

[Do you have any stats of the low academic acheivement of the FLA football players? I'm not sure if I agree with that, but am open if you have information to back it up. I'm not sure how many administrattions would allow a coach to bring in tons and tons of out of state players who dont succeed academically, for a program that isnt a top performing program.
Also, dont assume that every player from Florida had a home visit..I came from Maryland to UD with no visits from a coach.]


Those stats would surely be closely held. I know only the persistent rumors about papers written for the athletes by female students, sometimes themselves athletes, while the males improve their video game skills (no gender bias intended--that's just what is said).

What is broadly visible and well-known is that a well-publicized football player left a Big Ten school for academic reasons, then was accepted at a D3 school where the athletes are expected to have some skills, especially as seniors. The rumors say he arrived with a GPA well below 2.0, somehow was made eligible, and played while failing his UD courses. If, as rumored, he also drove around Dubuque in an Escalade, the questions are obvious.

I did not mean to suggest that every footbal player from Florida received a home visit, but to point to the huge expense of sending most of the staff to Florida to recruit. Then there was the trip to Germany! How would women's basketball arrange that?

Yes, it is a quick hire for Knoll (Noll?) Whatever is behind that, he looks like a good choice, given the experience and the recruiting connections. No doubt he'll find recruiting for UD more challenging than for UW-Stout, for the reasons I offered earlier, but local/regional connections are a huge advantage. Time will tell.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on May 03, 2007, 01:44:36 pm
The football player you are talking about played at a junior college before playing at Iowa in 2004.  So he would have had to had a 2.0 while playing at Iowa.  Flunked out after his 1 semester there and didn't play at UD untill 2006.  So he theoretically had a whole year to get his grades back up to a 2.0  He sat out a year of playing time so he spent SOME time getting the grades back up.  I would say you are probably correct that once he was eligible to play again he for the most part gave up on the class work. 

UD probably isn't the only place players have girlfriends or others to write papers for them.  It isn't right and I would hope that a part of recruiting would be finding players that wouldn't resort to that kind of behavior.  Again, hopefully the new coach gets some support from the administration, something apparently the old coach didn't.  Hopefully he can get some recruiting success. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on May 03, 2007, 02:41:09 pm
It appears that UD landed a solid coach.  I don't see him stealing too many recruits away from UW-Stout, but regardless, he should have some in's in WI.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Rico 21 on June 04, 2007, 11:14:51 am
As a Bluedevil booster, you guys are getting a first class individual in Mark Noll.  I was sorry to see he was leaving Stout, but very pleased for him to get the chance to be the number one guy.

With his ties to AAU he'll bring some solid recruits to your program.  Assuming he runs the same type of offense get ready to watch some exciting, fast paced ball!

Best wishes to all!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: BVHawk on August 05, 2007, 07:58:37 pm
Thank you for your insight Rico.  We'll soon see how he fares in the IIAC.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on October 19, 2007, 12:27:32 pm
First time poster!!  Basketball season is almost here!  Any word on what teams should do well this year???  Who had good incoming classes???  Cant wait to see the ladies get back on the floor this year!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Rico 21 on October 24, 2007, 09:52:59 am
Any word on how Noll's Spartan's are expected to compete this year?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: nobody on October 24, 2007, 03:55:18 pm
Anyone have news on incoming freshmen?  I heard Central has a pair of Guthrie Center kids that are legit. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on November 02, 2007, 03:05:08 pm
Two teams from the Iowa Conference in the top 25 poll!!! 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: oldNorse on November 06, 2007, 04:15:39 pm
Luther is 9th in the top 25 with 4 of 5 starters returning.  Who is the other one in the IIAC in the topp 25?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on November 08, 2007, 02:22:36 pm
Simpson is 16
http://www.d3hoops.com/top25/

Wartburg should be better because they will have some HOME games this year.javascript:replaceText(' :D', document.forms.postmodify.message);
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on November 09, 2007, 12:01:32 pm
Simpson is picked to win the conference!  Any comments, surprises??
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 18, 2007, 11:21:05 am
Thought I'd pass along a note of congratulations to the Wartburg women. That squad looked good in both of their games at WLC's Tip-Off Tournament:

Thought St. Benedict just on height advantage would have beaten the Knights, but the Knights were hitting their 3's that game. Then yesterday against WLC after one of your players hit a 3 at the halftime buzzer to put your squad up by 12, I overheard a Warrior fan a few rows behind me ask "Where did they get her?" :) ;)

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on November 20, 2007, 04:19:02 pm
Any idea on what teams looked like from opening weekend?  Simpson got off to another strong strong!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on November 21, 2007, 12:03:46 am
The Kohawks are 3-0! We haven't been able to say that since 2000. It's too soon to pass judgment, but Coach Peterson has the program headed in the right direction. Tonight's win over UW-Platteville was possibly the best game I've seen the women play in my six years at Coe.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 21, 2007, 12:19:46 pm
The Kohawks are 3-0! We haven't been able to say that since 2000. It's too soon to pass judgment, but Coach Peterson has the program headed in the right direction. Tonight's win over UW-Platteville was possibly the best game I've seen the women play in my six years at Coe.

That line makes me think of John Belushi and his line from Animal House..."Seven years of college down the drain"
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on November 22, 2007, 09:25:05 am
Central women came into the season with high hopes from a good recruiting year, but how quickly high hopes can be dashed.  Last night was a long and difficult one for the Dutch.  Our leading scorer is out for the year with an injury, De Jong is still studying overseas until the end of the semester and we were noticeably lacking an experienced college level shooter.  The shooting stats told the story as the Dutch hit 17.5%.  Good news, freshman Andrea Clark had 10 points.  Bad news, a freshman should not be the leading scorer so early on.  More bad news, 10 points was enough to be a leading scorer.  Lots of shots seemed to be thrown in desperation without really taking aim at the hoop.  Is it good news to say they can only get better? 

I don't believe last night was indicitive of how they will do every game and losing the leading scorer after the first game of the year has to make the Dutch rethink strategies.  But it did dash some hopes for what we hoped would be a turn around year. 

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on November 27, 2007, 09:38:02 am
Conference season opens up tomorrow!  Any predictions or thoughts?  The Storm is up to #13 in the new D3 hoops poll!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 28, 2007, 02:17:45 pm
All nine conference teams playing tonight.

Martin Luther @ Coe
Central @ Loras
Cornell @ Luther
Dubuque @ Buena Vista
Simpson @ Wartburg


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 06:47:47 pm
Simpson vs. Wartburg on deck:
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 07:17:27 pm
Simpson 21, Wartburg 9  10:50 left in 1st half.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 07:39:20 pm
Simpson 40, Wartburg 25  Half.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 08:11:04 pm
Simpson 50, Wartburg 32  11 minutes left in 2nd half:
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 08:33:38 pm
Final:  Simpson 71, Wartburg 44.  (Wartburg announcers indicated that Simpson came out with guns blazing and, in short, Wartburg did not recover.)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 08:37:28 pm
Shifted to Cornell/Luther:  Luther up by 4 with less than 2 minutes left. (Luther--34 turnovers at that point, nearly twice as many as Cornell).
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 28, 2007, 08:45:58 pm
Luther 61, Cornell 54--Final:
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 28, 2007, 09:41:14 pm
Dubuque wins at BV 82-79
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on November 28, 2007, 09:52:27 pm
Kohawks don't look so good, but still find a way to beat Martin Luther 75-52. Coe now 4-0, the best start in school history.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 28, 2007, 09:56:54 pm
Kohawks don't look so good, but still find a way to beat Martin Luther 75-52. Coe now 4-0, the best start in school history.

Their play wasn't so good???  Or are you commenting on the Lady Kohawks looks??? ;D

Either way, winning by 23 can make the ugly...play or otherwise look good in the end!!!

Congrats on the great start to their season. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on November 28, 2007, 10:52:00 pm
Way to go Kohawks! Keep working hard and good things will happen.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 02, 2007, 06:57:33 pm
Kohawks beat Bethany Lutheran 85-79 on Friday night to improve to 5-0, the best start in school history keeps getting better.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: wisconsinball on December 04, 2007, 12:41:13 pm
Congrats to the University of Dubuque on their 6-2 start!  Good luck to them and Coach Noll from a WIAC fan!! 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on December 05, 2007, 11:43:08 pm
The wins keep coming for the Kohawks, who are now 6-0 after an exciting home win over BV.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Rico 21 on December 06, 2007, 10:13:35 am
Congrats to the University of Dubuque on their 6-2 start!  Good luck to them and Coach Noll from a WIAC fan!! 


Ditto!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on December 09, 2007, 11:52:57 am
The Loras women picked up their eighth consecutive win to remain unbeaten so far this year winning 61-55 over Beloit yesterday. Natalie Pucci led the way with 24 points and sits just 72 points away from the all-time scoring record at Loras College.

Any thoughts with the way the Duhawks have started the season under a new coach and a boat load of freshmen and sophomores??
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on December 10, 2007, 09:40:47 am
Another good weekend of hoops! Simpson keeps on winning and Cornell got 2 blow out wins.  Congrats to Loras for their start to the season but if you look at their schedule there isnt any reason why they shouldn't be undefeated.  Any thoughts on how the season is shaking out so far?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on December 10, 2007, 01:09:22 pm
Another good weekend of hoops! Simpson keeps on winning and Cornell got 2 blow out wins.  Congrats to Loras for their start to the season but if you look at their schedule there isnt any reason why they shouldn't be undefeated.  Any thoughts on how the season is shaking out so far?

First of all, you don't see too many lobsided games like Cornell's 116-21 win over Mt. Mary...I couldn't believe it when I saw that.

You're absolutely right about the Duhawks, they are definitely beating the teams they need to. It's good to see they're taking care of business. Last season Simpson and Luther sort of put the IIAC on the D3 map, especially Luther with their elite 8 run, I believe they had. It only seems to be getting better this year with two other teams getting off to great starts in Coe and Loras. Simpson looks very tough, but hopefully this will be a very competitive and entertaining season to follow in IIAC women's hoops.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 15, 2007, 09:20:44 pm
Kohawks pick up eighth win of the season today, equally their win total for all of last season!  Nice Job by the Kohawks!

Big game Tuesday night as they travel to sixth-ranked Whitewater!  Hopefully they are all still hungover from the Football National Championship Party! LOL
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on December 19, 2007, 01:05:52 pm
UW-Whitewater women's team wasn't #5 going into the Coe game for nothing.

With apologies to Coe followers, the final was UW-Whitewater 88, Coe 61.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on December 21, 2007, 07:53:20 am
Wartburg followers:

Got some info on Concordia-Chicago's women's team:  The Cougars like to use a press, and if they create turnovers off it, go on the fast break. That squad also has several players who can shoot the 3.

Just my .02
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on December 30, 2007, 10:42:39 am
Well, well. Wartburg does it again.

Knights 82, Concordia-Chicago 63.

(You Iowa women's squads continue to have NAthCon's number--this poster recalls the shellacking Luther gave Concordia-WI in the NCAA first-round last year).

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 06, 2008, 11:32:15 am
Congrats to the Knights in giving Loras their first loss of the season. Loras made a run in 2nd 1/2 after being down 13 @ half but WC battled back and controlled in the end.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on January 09, 2008, 11:30:27 am
Any predictions for tonights games?  Any thoughts on the IIAC race so far?  Loras took another loss last night in non-conference action.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on January 10, 2008, 12:27:10 am
Loved the intensity of the Coe-Dubuque game tonight, with the Kohawks pulling away for the 16-point win.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 11, 2008, 09:42:27 am
Season Predictions: Simpson walks away with it again...  ;) They are very athletic and quick. Still not tall enough but getting there!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on January 11, 2008, 11:33:58 am
Bold prediction Storm considering we're halfway through the season and a quarter into conference play and Simpson is the only unbeaten left....haha.

Hopefully someone will give them a run...Luther has been playing like crap and lost to Central whom Loras beat pretty handily. Then Wartburg, who beat Loras, loses to BV who sits 1-3 in conference play. Lots of parody in the Iowa Conference women's division. We'll see who can step up to the plate and make it a challenge for Simpson, or they're going to struggle come the National Tourney...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 12, 2008, 09:35:35 pm
Simpson didn't get challenged tonight!!!  Simpson all over Dubuque 101-52  :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 14, 2008, 04:44:55 pm
OK, true my prediction is a little late, but I would have predicted them pre-season, like I always do! :)

Simpson usually plays some pretty good teams in their non-conference games, hopefully that will help. I don't think anyone in the conference can touch them this year- Loras might be the most likely...we'll see on Saturday. Post season is where they hurt for size, although they did make it by UW last year and they were huge!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 15, 2008, 10:09:32 am
OK, true my prediction is a little late, but I would have predicted them pre-season, like I always do! :)

Simpson usually plays some pretty good teams in their non-conference games, hopefully that will help. I don't think anyone in the conference can touch them this year- Loras might be the most likely...we'll see on Saturday. Post season is where they hurt for size, although they did make it by UW last year and they were huge!

Huge as in tall???  Or huge as in wide???  Or both ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 16, 2008, 12:05:14 pm
Huge as in tall! They had a few behemoths on that team!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 17, 2008, 09:30:53 am
Central is still struggling in the won-loss column this year, but the ladies have the young players that I can see turning the program around.  Clark and Waddell from Guthrie Center are playing like seasoned veterans and there are lots of other talented young ladies that will help bring home some wins.  Congratulations to Jordan W on two staight games with 6 3-pointers!  You make it look easy!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 21, 2008, 04:20:25 pm
It will be really interesting to see what happens with Simpson next year. They are pretty stacked all around and they do play a lot of girls, but they are losing 3 key contributors. That's never easy to rebound from. No doubt about it they will still be good but not sure about Sweet 16 good? I hope so!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 23, 2008, 03:03:53 pm
To all you IIAC fans-
What about the midnight practice that the 'burg had after its loss at Cornell?
I heard that Donohue quit after that, what's up with Midnight Madness in the middle of
January?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 23, 2008, 08:48:44 pm
Dubuque wins at home over Wartburg 58-52  I was able to listen to bits of the 2nd half and it sounds like the 6 point lead at the end was about the biggest lead either team had all night. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 23, 2008, 10:44:26 pm
Looks like Wartburg's soft non-conference schedule didn't prepare them for the
most balanced IIAC in a long time.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 23, 2008, 10:45:34 pm
Other finals:

Coe over Cornell
Simpson over BV
Luther over Loras
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 23, 2008, 10:55:46 pm
Other finals:

Coe over Cornell
Simpson over BV
Luther over Loras

Thanks for the updates and welcome to the board!!!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 24, 2008, 09:56:15 am
Thanks, it's great to be here.
Ok, this weekend there are some teams who need to step up their games or risk falling
too far behind Simpson & Luther for the top two seeds in the tourney.
Here are my picks for Saturday:

BV over UD
Wartburg over Central
Simpson over Loras
Luther over Coe

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 24, 2008, 12:31:03 pm
Thanks, it's great to be here.
Ok, this weekend there are some teams who need to step up their games or risk falling
too far behind Simpson & Luther for the top two seeds in the tourney.
Here are my picks for Saturday:

BV over UD
Wartburg over Central
Simpson over Loras
Luther over Coe



It's also nice to have someone on here who seems pretty current and up to date on the womens side of the game.  There hasn't been quite as much talk on here this year as last.  You might be able to get things going again on here.  Sounds like you have some first hand knowledge from the Wartburg side of things.  I am a Dubuque fan but have no insiders knowledge of anything going on over there.  Just an IIAC fan in general. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 24, 2008, 03:12:18 pm
I'm also an IIAC fan, and have connections to friends that attend some the conference schools, so I hear some of the scuttlebut from certain teams.  I would think that a midnight practice could spread to possible recruits and really turn them off of going to Wartburg.  That may open the door for UD, Loras, Coe, Cornell, and Luther to get some of those kids right in Wartburg's backyard.  Anyway it seems that the teams that have the winning tradition get the players to come regardless.  It will be interesting to see what shakes out the rest of the season in Waverly.

Also heard that some fans at Loras are not crazy about their interim coach, any word on that?

Peace out
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 24, 2008, 05:08:25 pm
Wow, BV really looked like they were struggling at Simpson last night. Simpson easily handled them and that was with the 5 startes sitting on the bench almost the entire second half.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 24, 2008, 07:37:56 pm
I think BV has some chemistry issues.  From what I've heard and seen it looks like Muhlbauer does her own
thing and the others try to play together.  I don't things are peachy in Storm Lake. 

I think Simpson is probably the best team judging by the way they are beating people, haven't seen them
yet.  Can they go undefeated through the IIAC Tourney?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on January 24, 2008, 08:39:25 pm
"Simpson is probably the best team.."

Yes, they are definitely the best team and I feel confident they will coast through the IIAC tourney. They are experienced, athletic, quick and very deep. Pending a MAJOR they won't stumble until the post season. And if indeed they host regional play, which would be likely, I have a feeling they will make some noise in the post season again. Last year's team went Sweet 16 and this team is stronger than that.

Too bad about BV. Muhlbauer can definitely shoot but man, just watching her play it looks like she has a major attitude problem. She comes off exactly as you described- cocky and a ball hog.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on January 25, 2008, 02:02:46 pm
Wow!  Haven't checked this page in awhile and all of sudden it's hopping!  Pretty strong accusations about certain programs.  Do you play in the conference? Or coach in the conference?  It looks like it is going to be a fun race down the stretch for 2nd-9th!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 25, 2008, 03:07:21 pm
I don't coach or play in the conference, but I have friends that attend some of the IIAC schools, so I hear
these things from them.  Also I'm not accusing anybody of anything, just trying to find out what's happening at the schools to see if what I'm hearing is true.
The second time through the conference schedule should be interesting with a fight for the second seed in the tourney coming in the Coe-Luther game Saturday.  If Luther wins I think they should be able to get the second seed even if they don't beat Simpson.  If Coe wins I think they are going to have rely on Norris to carry them.  Their outside shooters have been very inconsistent by looking at the stats.
Anyway should be a great race to the finish!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 27, 2008, 12:12:08 am
I don't coach or play in the conference, but I have friends that attend some of the IIAC schools, so I hear
these things from them.  Also I'm not accusing anybody of anything, just trying to find out what's happening at the schools to see if what I'm hearing is true.
The second time through the conference schedule should be interesting with a fight for the second seed in the tourney coming in the Coe-Luther game Saturday.  If Luther wins I think they should be able to get the second seed even if they don't beat Simpson.  If Coe wins I think they are going to have rely on Norris to carry them.  Their outside shooters have been very inconsistent by looking at the stats.
Anyway should be a great race to the finish!

Looks like Amber Karkosh did the carrying tonight as the Kohawks snapped Luther's four game winning streak.  Big win for the Kohawks!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 27, 2008, 03:51:20 pm
Saw the stats of the Coe-Luther game.  Luther scored 12 points in the 2nd half?  What happened?
Now Coe & Luther are tied for 2nd place it's getting very interesting.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on January 27, 2008, 04:06:00 pm
It is getting interesting.  How did Coe hold them to 12 points in the 2nd half?  I was at the Simpson-Loras game.  Simpson is a very good team, they have alot of depth!  Dubuque & Wartburg got big wins yesterday.  13 three's hit by Wartburg in the boxscore, wow!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: wisconsinball on January 28, 2008, 03:05:04 pm
Looks like the addition of Noll at Dubuque has really helped.  They already have more wins overall and in conference than last year's more veteran team.

As a fan of the WIAC, I got to see what he accomplished at Stout.  Which should bode well for Dubuque, especially when he gets his recruits in.  I know of a few good Wisconsin kids that are heading to play there next year. 

The IIAC seems to have a lot of parity this year, which is great for that conference.  As with the WIAC, it is great to see many of the teams able to win on any given night (see UW-Oshkosh vs UW-Stevens Point score from Saturday!!)

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on January 29, 2008, 10:45:54 pm
Any predictions for Wednesday's games?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: buf on January 29, 2008, 10:49:05 pm
Looks like the addition of Noll at Dubuque has really helped.  They already have more wins overall and in conference than last year's more veteran team.

As a fan of the WIAC, I got to see what he accomplished at Stout.  Which should bode well for Dubuque, especially when he gets his recruits in.  I know of a few good Wisconsin kids that are heading to play there next year. 

The IIAC seems to have a lot of parity this year, which is great for that conference.  As with the WIAC, it is great to see many of the teams able to win on any given night (see UW-Oshkosh vs UW-Stevens Point score from Saturday!!)



What WI kids are going there next year?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 30, 2008, 10:42:01 am
Any predictions for Wednesday's games?

It's gonna be cold!!!  Oops, that's a prediction on the weather, not the games.  I will only predict a rowdy atmoshere at the Loras Fieldhouse or AWC or whatever they are calling their place now.  The better team will win...I just don't know who that team will be!!! But Go Spartans...regardless if they win or lose
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Simpson Homer on January 30, 2008, 03:15:11 pm
Predictions for tonight

Coe by 3 over Wartburg
Loras gets back on track over UD by double digits
Luther defense too good for BV, norse by 12
Cornell slips by Central by 5

after seeing most teams in ia conf don't see simpson losing. too talented and too deep. haven't been tested by conf yet but at luther only challenge
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 30, 2008, 10:38:04 pm
Cornell @ Central 81-65   
Dubuque @ Loras 71-60   
Luther @ Buena Vista 79-73   
Wartburg @ Coe 63-73

Current Standings

Simpson  9-0 17-1
Coe  7-3 14-5
Luther  7-3 10-8
Dubuque 5-5 11-8 
Loras  4-6 12-7
Wartburg  4-6  11-7
Cornell  3-6  8-10
Buena Vista  3-7  9-10
Central  2-8  4-15

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 31, 2008, 01:53:35 am
Big win for the Kohawk women tonight.  They continue to struggle in the first half, but never go away in the second half. 

Congrats to Amber Karkosh for scoring her 1,000th career point tonight.  Too bad she didn't play  her freshman year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 02, 2008, 03:50:49 am
My predictions on Saturday's games:

Simpson big over UD
BV wins a close one over Coe
Loras by 10 at Central
Luther by 10 at Cornell
Wartburg is off this weekend.



Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Beaver Nation on February 02, 2008, 10:40:28 am
My predictions on Saturday's games (lovely Iowa weather with all road teams will spending extra time on the traveling could play into the hands of the home teams today, but here goes):

#6 Simpson closer than expected against UD (the Storm have the depth to go very far in the tourney folks)
Coe vs. BV goes into overtime with BV winning by 3
Central wins at home, the Duhawks are slipping down the IIAC standings
Luther over Cornell
Wartburg is staying warm on their weekend off

Kudos to Luther for trying video streaming. I heard maybe the conference is going to stream all the teams next year? Hmmm watch online or go out when the weather dips to -40 wind chill, not sure if I would pay to watch though as rumored. Just a thought, but maybe the conference should spend money for better officiating around the league. Not one to comment, but it's been more noticeable for the women sports this school year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 02, 2008, 02:35:24 pm
I know the Midwest Conference and also the D-II NSIC Conference used video streaming in the last year.  I would think the IIAC talked to those conferences and decided it would be a benefit to try it. 

I might try it for a football game or two.  Maybe for a basketball game or two but that would be about it.  Or should I say that is probably all my wife would allow me to do. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Beaver Nation on February 02, 2008, 03:43:55 pm
Sat. 1/2 time scores

Luther 31, Cornell-29
Simpson-44, UD-32
Coe 44, BV-36
Loras  37, Central-32

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 02, 2008, 04:00:46 pm
Sat. 1/2 time scores

Luther 31, Cornell-29
Simpson-44, UD-32
Coe 44, BV-36
Loras  37, Central-32



Thanks for the updates.  Is there any audio for the Simpson/UD game???  Dubuque isn't doing it and I didn't notice any audio links on the Simpson website. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: lorbec47 on February 02, 2008, 04:23:35 pm
There is audio on the simpson/ud game. It was dang-near impossible to find on the simpson site. I eventually had to type it in on a search from their site.

go to www.redzonemedia.com, scroll down, it's there.

Don't know why it's hidden so well...oh wait, their announcers are the WORST EVER!! I want to hit my head against the wall, but it's better than nothing.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 02, 2008, 04:41:44 pm
There is audio on the simpson/ud game. It was dang-near impossible to find on the simpson site. I eventually had to type it in on a search from their site.

go to www.redzonemedia.com, scroll down, it's there.

Don't know why it's hidden so well...oh wait, their announcers are the WORST EVER!! I want to hit my head against the wall, but it's better than nothing.

Thanks lorbec...i'll give it a listen.  It will be tough for them to be worse than the Coe announcers but we will see I guess.  Thanks again for the link. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 04, 2008, 10:52:47 am
I don't know where you looked but it's ONE click in to the website... if you click on athletics there is a HUGE icon/link that says "Red Zone Media" listen to live games.

ANyway, I didn't listen to the game so I can't comment on the announcers.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 04, 2008, 01:37:13 pm
Regarding the Simpson announcers.  I haven't listened to the womens game but I am listening to the archived broadcast of the mens game.  They aren't great but they are students and our expectations shouldn't be too high for them just yet.  For students, I don't think they are doing too bad of a job.  Much much better than the Coe announcers.  I can at least listen to this and I like the fact they have two kids doing the broadcast. 

Dubuque uses a DJ from a local radio station and he does a good job of pbp.  But, he is by himself and I find myself missing the input of a color guy. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 04, 2008, 09:36:34 pm
I don't know where you looked but it's ONE click in to the website... if you click on athletics there is a HUGE icon/link that says "Red Zone Media" listen to live games.

What if you click on the women's basketball page?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 04, 2008, 11:24:39 pm
If you want to listen to the Simpson/Luther game this Saturday at 2pm, use this link
and underneath the Simpson football dude click the RED ZONE MEDIA icon

http://www.simpson.edu/storm/

BTW does anybody think that the Norse can pull the upset?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: SimpsonSID on February 04, 2008, 11:29:14 pm
To make things simplier, here is the direct link for Simpson College Women's Basketball games on www.redzonemedia.com;

http://www.redzonemedia.com/viewschedule.asp?sportID=3&SchoolID=409

For the record, we use a combination of students, professionals, and myself to broadcast the basketball games.  If there is an issue, please contact me directly at matt.turk@simpson.edu  and I'll be glad to discuss it further.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 04, 2008, 11:35:23 pm
Matt -- you should get that link on your basketball pages. :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: SimpsonSID on February 04, 2008, 11:46:23 pm
Pat,

Considering its on the front page of my website with the line "listen to live games"  I figured it was pretty self explanitory  ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 05, 2008, 12:02:41 am
Sure -- but not everyone goes through the front page. If you google Simpson women's basketball, do you get to the Simpson athletics front page or the Simpson women's basketball page?

You can't control how people use the site -- even I've given up that hope and tried to affect it by bringing the top headlines to the message board at the top of the page, etc.
Title: Does anyone think Luther has a chance on Saturday
Post by: stormfan08 on February 05, 2008, 03:12:29 pm
I for one think it's highly unlikely that Luther wins.  I forsee them losing by at least 15.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on February 05, 2008, 03:33:33 pm
Predictions for tomorrow nights games?  Any underdog teams that can get hot down the stretch?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 05, 2008, 04:43:40 pm
My predictions for Wednesday's games:

BV over Wartburg
Simpson big over Central (how did Central win 2 games?)
Dubuque in a close one over Cornell
Coe beats Loras in a scrappy game (didn't Loras start 10-0, have only won 3 of last 10-did they
play anyone in the non conference?)

I think Coe is one team that nobody wants to play come tournament time.  They are a scrappy team and they refuse to  quit.
Another team would be BV as a darkhorse to make a run at the tourney.  BV is 1/2 game behind Wartburg
for the 6th seed in the conference tourney.  With their shooters and ability to score a lot of points, they could cause problems for some teams down the stretch.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 06, 2008, 09:54:42 am
Has anybody heard of any cancellations for tonights games?  I have heard the Central @ Dubuque wrestling meet has been postponed until thursday and wondered of any other IIAC games have been as well. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 06, 2008, 12:02:06 pm
The Cornell @ Dubuque w/m games are postponed.  That's the only one I've seen so far.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 06, 2008, 12:28:02 pm
The Cornell @ Dubuque w/m games are postponed.  That's the only one I've seen so far.

Looks like I don't get to spend tonight listening in on my computer.  Oh well, hopefully the make up date is soon. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on February 06, 2008, 02:15:16 pm
Today's Loras and Coe w/m games are postponed for today and will be made up tomorrow night at the same times, 6/8.

Big games for both teams men and women jostling for position within the Iowa Conference standings!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 06, 2008, 03:37:11 pm
Central @ Simpson has been ppd to Thursday also.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 06, 2008, 08:48:10 pm
In the only women's game tonight, BV beats Wartburg by 18 at Wartburg.  Does anyone have details on
the game?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 07, 2008, 11:50:16 pm
Games from Thursday:

Coe over Loras 66-61
UD beats Cornell by 20, 59-39 (Cowan didn't play)
Simpson smashes Central by 79, 120-41

If anyone is curious, I was 4-0 on the Wednesday games.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 08, 2008, 01:55:08 am
Another win for the Kohawk women!  Five wins in their last six tries....
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 08, 2008, 05:06:06 am
Games from Thursday:

Coe over Loras 66-61
UD beats Cornell by 20, 59-39 (Cowan didn't play)
Simpson smashes Central by 79, 120-41

If anyone is curious, I was 4-0 on the Wednesday games.



Simpson/Central...yikes!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 08, 2008, 09:08:10 am
Yikes is right! Simpson broke several school records last night, including most points ever scored and most rebounds. And like usual, the starters didn't get to play that much.

In a way I feel bad for them- they are so good they have to sit on the bench all the time or else it looks like the coach is running the score up!  ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 08, 2008, 10:19:45 am
Did Simpson play that well or did Central play that bad?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 08, 2008, 10:24:24 am
Did Simpson play that well or did Central play that bad?

Has Simpson got THAT much better or as Central got THAT much worse???  The Dutch weren't a bad team last year were they???

Anytime your margin of victory is double what your opponant scored that is most definately a whuppin. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 08, 2008, 10:56:55 am
I think that Simpson has sent a message to the rest of the league that they are
going roll through the rest of the regular season and the iiac tourney.  Looking at
tomorrow's games this is what I think:

BV over Cornell
Coe over Dubuque in a tight game, might come down to the last shot
Simpson big over luther, the norse can't score over 60pts on a night & Simpson
had that at half last night....a bad storm rollin' into decorah!
Loras gets a win at home over the 'Burg

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 08, 2008, 01:47:02 pm
Honestly, both. Simpson is definitely better than last year and Central is worse. To theircredit, they play a lot of of freshmen, but still, they aren't going to be making any noise in the next few years. The only chance a great player from Central has is to transfer to Simpson. Ha,  only kidding.

When you watch Simpson play this year, it's like they just have everything together. They anticipate each other, rebound like crazy, and don't miss many shots, period. It's going to take a good, big team to beat them. (which is about everyone once you hit the postseason). And if Simpson hosts regional (they probably will) it will be a big advantage- the home crowd can really add some energy when it's needed.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 09, 2008, 11:57:11 pm
Simpson goes down...Wow!

Coe clinches a berth in the IIAC Tourny with an easy win at Dubuque....
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on February 10, 2008, 11:29:57 am
Simpson lost...unbelievable!!! The one thing on that near perfect team that needed work was their ability to shoot free throws, and it came back to bite em in the ass (16-of-29 compared to Luther's 27-of-34). Great game by TeKippe with 25 and 9. Franker...10 TOs? Wow!

Even so, this loss shouldn't hurt the Storm too much heading into tourney time. If anything, it'll give them a wake up call and let them know that they aren't as invincible or ill-challenged as they may have thought.

Congrats to Coe on the win. Randi Peterson has done a phenomenal job in just her second season!! It's nice to see a program make such big strides like this in the IIAC!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 10, 2008, 04:09:26 pm
Looks like the Norse proved me wrong and Simpson's lack of playing in a close game and ft shooting hurt them.  Simpson went the last 8+ minutes without scoring a fg.  Kudos to Luther.

IIAC Standings as of today:

Simpson 11-1
Luther 9-3
Coe 9-4
Dubuque 6-7
BV 6-7
Loras 6-7

Wartburg 4-8
Cornell 3-9
Central 2-10

The top six will play in the conference tourney starting Feb 24 at the highest seed.  Top 2 seeds have 1st round
bye.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 11, 2008, 12:55:47 pm
I agree, it's a shocker the Storm lost, but like you said, they needed to be pushed hard and feel that pain before the postseason. And free throws are definitely a sore spot for the Storm and that made all the difference against Luther. No doubt this loss will spur some serious competitive ferocity from SImpson players! Let's hope so at least!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 12, 2008, 03:42:24 pm
Coe will be attempting to break the school record for wins tomorrow night against Central.

What a great turnaround Randi Peterson has done in just her second year at the helm...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iiacchamps on February 13, 2008, 01:51:39 am
It will be interesting to see Peterson recruits to fill the departing seniors shoes? 
Coe is very young after this season, lets see how Peterson does with her own
recruits.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on February 13, 2008, 09:56:56 am
It will be interesting to see Peterson recruits to fill the departing seniors shoes? 
Coe is very young after this season, lets see how Peterson does with her own
recruits.

Well, I am not sure what you mean by this.  3 of the 5 starters now are her recruits in Ancieux, Norris, and Jones.  She was the one who convinced Karkosh to stay out for basketball as well (seems like a pretty good decision at this point).  Not to mention, the only impact players receiving regular minutes for the Kohawks that was not her recruit are Karkosh, Shannon Nelson, and Lisa Thornburg.  They are only going to get better.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 13, 2008, 12:25:48 pm
It will be interesting to see Peterson recruits to fill the departing seniors shoes? 
Coe is very young after this season, lets see how Peterson does with her own
recruits.

Well, I am not sure what you mean by this.  3 of the 5 starters now are her recruits in Ancieux, Norris, and Jones.  She was the one who convinced Karkosh to stay out for basketball as well (seems like a pretty good decision at this point).  Not to mention, the only impact players receiving regular minutes for the Kohawks that was not her recruit are Karkosh, Shannon Nelson, and Lisa Thornburg.  They are only going to get better.

Well said...Minus a few players, this is already Randi's team with her recruits...The players she has now, along with a few that have already given their word, I would say that Coe will be staying in the top 3 in the IIAC for  years to come...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on February 13, 2008, 04:36:20 pm
Does that mean that Randi has some commitments already :) .  Any good players?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 14, 2008, 12:54:50 am
Big win for the Kohawks tonight, breaking the 27-year old school record with 17 wins!

Congrats to Coe!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on February 14, 2008, 02:20:03 am
Karkosh ties a school record as well with 18 boards! 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 16, 2008, 06:36:58 pm
In saturday action

Coe @ Cornell 78-64   
Dubuque @ Central 79-65   
Luther @ Loras 63-68   
Wartburg @ Simpson 42-67

Current standings

y-Simpson College 13 - 1
x-Coe College 11 - 4
x-Luther College 10 - 4
Loras College 7 - 7
Univ. of Dubuque 7-  8
Buena Vista Univ. 6 - 8
Wartburg College 5 - 9
Cornell College 3 - 11
Central College 2 - 12

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Beaver Nation on February 16, 2008, 10:07:20 pm
Predictions for All-Conference:

First Team
Margo Muhlbauer BVU
Jennifer Nichols - DBQ
Ashley TeKippe - LUT
Amber Karkosh - COE
Ashley Katch - SIM
Melanie Duplessis - COR
Andrea Clark - CEN

Coach of the Year: Brian Niemuth - SIM

MVP - Katelyn Whiton - SIM
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 16, 2008, 10:10:16 pm
Predictions for All-Conference:

First Team
Margo Muhlbauer BVU
Jennifer Nichols - DBQ
Ashley TeKippe - LUT
Amber Karkosh - COE
Ashley Katch - SIM
Melanie Duplessis - COR
Andrea Clark - CEN

Coach of the Year: Brian Niemuth - SIM
MVP - Katelyn Whiton - SIM


Randi Peterson for Coe should clearly be the IIAC Coach of the year...taking a team that was 8-18 to a 18-6 team with one regular season game to go, with a chance at 2nd in the IIAC...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on February 16, 2008, 11:09:36 pm
Predictions for All-Conference:

First Team
Margo Muhlbauer BVU
Jennifer Nichols - DBQ
Ashley TeKippe - LUT
Amber Karkosh - COE
Ashley Katch - SIM
Melanie Duplessis - COR
Andrea Clark - CEN

Coach of the Year: Brian Niemuth - SIM

MVP - Katelyn Whiton - SIM


Just curious as to why you would choose Melanie Duplessis and leave Natalie Pucci off the list?? She's second in the league in scoring, 1st in 3FG made and 7th in 3FG percentage. She's a two-time all-conference selection and has etched her name into the record books at Loras College. I agree with everything else, just question that one thing.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: stormfan08 on February 17, 2008, 06:00:41 am
pucci is off the list becuase she plays for loras...she can etch  her name in there but no where else, becuase everywhere else has legit records....bottom line she isn't that good and wouldnt start at simpson....our second team would start anywhere else.... ;D any haters get over it cuz we've at least beat you by ten....MVP Ashley Katch she led the nation in blocks last year ...why shoudn't she be the conference MVP...IIAC made a good choice last year with luthers chick, who remembers her, since she doesn't even play anymore...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on February 17, 2008, 11:05:31 am
pucci is off the list becuase she plays for loras...she can etch  her name in there but no where else, becuase everywhere else has legit records....bottom line she isn't that good and wouldnt start at simpson....our second team would start anywhere else.... ;D any haters get over it cuz we've at least beat you by ten....MVP Ashley Katch she led the nation in blocks last year ...why shoudn't she be the conference MVP...IIAC made a good choice last year with luthers chick, who remembers her, since she doesn't even play anymore...

Wow, just your second post and you think you're some D3 talent scout expert. If you actually had a chance to see her play more than twice a year then you would know that she'd start for any team in the IIAC. Even Simpson, whether it be in front of Beals or Montague, she'd be in there. I have no doubts about the talent on that Simpson squad, but I know how to measure up Iowa Conference talent when I see it. Obviously, stormfan08, you do not! Oh and don't be surprised when you see her name on the First-Team list  ;D!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 17, 2008, 12:52:33 pm
pucci is off the list becuase she plays for loras...she can etch  her name in there but no where else, becuase everywhere else has legit records....bottom line she isn't that good and wouldnt start at simpson....our second team would start anywhere else.... ;D any haters get over it cuz we've at least beat you by ten....MVP Ashley Katch she led the nation in blocks last year ...why shoudn't she be the conference MVP...IIAC made a good choice last year with luthers chick, who remembers her, since she doesn't even play anymore...

Loras is currently 4th in the conference standings.  By your logic I guess no one from the 5 teams below Loras deserve to make all conference either.  Though I think you might possibly have been joking around in your post. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: youcantseeme on February 17, 2008, 09:22:49 pm
Even if done with tounge in cheek, to say that the backups at Simpson would start for every other team in the conference is ignorant.  Especially when all of the Simpson starters would not start for every team in the conference. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 19, 2008, 01:52:49 pm
Big games tomorrow night...

Simpson at Coe - Kohawks clinch #2 seed with a huge upset...
BV at Central - Beavers clinch IIAC berth with win over last place Central
Loras at Cornell - Rams get in IIAC Tourney with two wins this week and a Wartburg Loss (I Think)
Wartburg at Luther - Wartburg in Tourney with a win, Luther needs two wins to lock up #2 Seed

Should be some good games...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: birds of prey on February 19, 2008, 02:19:59 pm
The Rams are out of contention with just a 3-11 conference record. Loras 7-7. UD 7-8, BV 6-8, and Wartburg 5-9 are vying for the final three playoff spots.

I hope Coe can knock of Simpson. If not, I hope it's at least a close one.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 20, 2008, 08:07:52 pm
I'm watching the video streaming of the Luther game.  That is a pretty nice feature. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 20, 2008, 09:33:31 pm
Tonights results...

Buena Vista @ Central 100-75   
Loras @ Cornell 70-53   
Simpson @ Coe 86-79   
Wartburg @ Luther 33-53

And updated standings...

y-Simpson College 14 1
x-Luther College 11 4
x-Coe College 11 5
x-Loras College 8 7
x-Univ. of Dubuque 7 8
x-Buena Vista Univ. 7 8
Wartburg College 5 10
Cornell College 3 12
Central College 2 13



Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 21, 2008, 11:36:01 pm
Boy the Kohawks are fun to watch. That's a fine Simpson team they went toe-to-toe with for most of the game. Looking forward to a nice tourney run by these ladies. They don't back down to anyone.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on February 23, 2008, 10:03:30 pm

I'm watching the video streaming of the Luther game.  That is a pretty nice feature. 

I went to the Luther/Wartburg BB game the other night.  Only 16 student/fans made the trip from Waverly to verbally spar with the 200 Luther student/fans.  Years ago, you couldn't get a seat if you weren't there an hour before tip-off. 

I wonder if the kids stayed home and watched the webcast since it was a Tuesday game or if the rivalry between the two schools has cooled.

FYI - I think Luther is planning to webcast spring and fall sports too.  I've also heard that other schools in the conference are thinking of ding the same.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 26, 2008, 04:03:47 pm
Predictions on Tonight's Games:

Coe over BV by 13
Loras over Dubuque by 17
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 26, 2008, 09:39:33 pm
Coe beats BV 88-73 in OT
Dubuque wins at Loras
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on February 27, 2008, 12:10:49 am
Krazy had the spread about right, but man what an intense game. Credit to BV for bringing it. Sara Anciaux exploded for 27 points and Amber Karkosh was her usual 18-point, 10 rebound, six assist and two steal self. The Kohawks are going for their 20th win Thursday at Luther.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: iacopp on February 27, 2008, 09:49:29 am
What a great game at Loras last night!!! Whether you a DU or a DuHawk fan it was a competitive matchup for most of the game. Both teams got after each other and the officials were not a factor... Congrats to Dubuque and Coe on their wins last night; and good luck to all the teams in the semi-finals!! ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: du-sz on February 27, 2008, 04:05:16 pm
Great game at Loras the other night, too bad someone had to lose it.  Loras couldn't put away UD early after building a 14 point lead, so thats a definite testament to the Spartans ability not to go away.  Once again UD was able to make the shots underneath and convert when they needed to.  Lisa Morrissey and Natalie Pucci did their best down the stretch to win it Loras, but it wasn't enough.  Should be some good match-ups in the semis...can anyone get past Simpson?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 27, 2008, 04:13:52 pm
From the write-up on the game it does sound like it was a classic.  Big early lead by Loras followed by a big comeback by Dubuque and then the whole 2nd half it sounded like one team would get a 3 or 4 point lead and then the other team would then take a 3 or 4 point lead.  All kinds of lead changes and it came right down to a last second shot.  Would have been a fun one to watch. 

I don't think anyone beats Simpson from the IIAC...but who knows...basketball is a funny game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 28, 2008, 09:59:06 am
Predictions on tonight's games:

Simpson comes out firing and never lets up, cruising by Dubuque with a 23 point win.

The Norse and Kohawks have a dog fight all night long, with the Kohawks pulling out a 3 point win.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 28, 2008, 10:36:28 am
Predictions on tonight's games:

Simpson comes out firing and never lets up, cruising by Dubuque with a 23 point win.

The Norse and Kohawks have a dog fight all night long, with the Kohawks pulling out a 3 point win.

You predicted Loras would beat Dubuque by 17 and Dubuque won by 1...now applying that to you saying Simpson will beat Dubuque by 23...I will say Simpson has an off night and beats Dubuque by 5  ;D

Luther and Coe go into triple OT...by that time the snow storm is in full fury and we lose internet connections, phone connections and everything else and at this time tomorrow nobody knows who won the game!!!

Coe has a lot of mojo going for them right now but I think Luther playing at home will eventually prevail. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 29, 2008, 08:19:20 am
Coe travels to Simpson for the conference title

Coe wins their first round game in OT
Coe wins their second round game in OT
Coe wins the conference title game in OT???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 29, 2008, 10:01:12 am
No way! Coe will be worn down! :) Actually, I think it will be a really close game and Coe will fight hard. IF Simpson plays their game, and I think they will, then they will come out ahead.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 29, 2008, 10:33:51 am
Third times the charm...

First time out Simpson destroys Coe with Karkosh only playing :26

Second time out Coe leads most of the second half, only to have Simpson attempt four times as many free throws as the Kohawks...

Third time...Simpson is in the NCAA's already, Coe is playing to extend the season....This could be a battle!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 29, 2008, 11:47:23 am
Perhaps the Coe ladies will be too distracted worrying over who will be the next Coe football coach  ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 29, 2008, 12:20:35 pm
Perhaps the Coe ladies will be too distracted worrying over who will be the next Coe football coach  ;D

I'm pretty sure they could care less...lol
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on February 29, 2008, 05:43:35 pm
I would argue that in mid-season it might have been tough for the Simpson team to stay motivated. I mean, they were cruising through so many victories and with no end really in sight. Now, the end is in sight and  I am sure they are fired up at the prospect of how the postseason will go! Time will tell!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 01, 2008, 11:40:22 pm
What a hard fought game by both Simpson and Coe today.  Simpson is a tough team to beat and I truly believe they can contend for the National Championship. 

It's a shame that Coe probably won't get an at-large bid, as I'm sure there are a few teams that make the Tourney they could beat...

Coach Peterson has this program heading in the right direction...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 03, 2008, 04:38:52 pm
Kohawk- Yes, the Coe team seems to have some really good players and chemistry. I think you are right that the Storm CAN content for the championship, if they can stay sharp! WHen they are on, they are ON!! It is a big advantage for them to play at home also!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Storm-what? on March 08, 2008, 10:14:13 pm
Congrats to Simpson on making it to the Sweet 16!! They battled hard! Played much better in Saturday against UW-EuClair, than they did against Gustavus on Friday. I hope they can make it farther than last year!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 25, 2008, 01:02:37 pm
Central womens basketball coach resigned today after 3 years in Pella to "explore other options".  Her teams went 15-58 over the last 3 years.

http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2007-08/0324central_nakic.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on March 26, 2008, 04:24:33 pm
Good luck to Natalie Nakic, she was a class act and I'm sorry to see that she is leaving Central.  Jerry Nikkel, the Central assistant coach has been named head coach.  Good luck to them both.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on May 22, 2008, 12:30:45 pm
Any news for schools and the recruits they are bringing in?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: MWCSID2005 on June 10, 2008, 02:25:56 pm
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on August 19, 2008, 08:56:50 am
  This is my first post.  I wish basketball season would start right now.  Going through the IIAC rosters, to me BV with everyone back is the preseason favorite.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on August 25, 2008, 12:46:08 pm
my vote would go to Simpson.  Sweet Sixteen with experience returning.  Any news on incoming kids?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on August 25, 2008, 04:52:20 pm
I went to the Iowa Games Coe had two teams and Central one.  Central looked pretty much like last years cast but Coe had a bunch of unrecognizable faces.  I think they graduated four senior starters.  Unfortunately no programs no names have you heard of any recruits.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 10, 2008, 07:17:02 am
Gottaluvhoops (sp) I was trolling around the Central Region and found a list of players going to the Wisconsin schools and 5 that were going to the University of Dubuque.

Jenna Darwin      Menomnie

Joelle Domingos     Hortonville

Hanna Haugestuen  Barron

Kerry Mc Dermott   Rio

Heather Taylor River Ridge

Don't know how accurate this is but it was on the internet so it must be true?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 11, 2008, 10:51:50 pm
Gottaluvhoops (sp) I was trolling around the Central Region and found a list of players going to the Wisconsin schools and 5 that were going to the University of Dubuque.

Jenna Darwin      Menomnie

Joelle Domingos     Hortonville

Hanna Haugestuen  Barron

Kerry Mc Dermott   Rio

Heather Taylor River Ridge

Don't know how accurate this is but it was on the internet so it must be true?

The UD womens coach is from Wisconsin.  Supposedly with deep recruiting roots.  So that list sounds plausible. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: wisconsinball on October 12, 2008, 08:15:31 pm
Coach Noll came from the WIAC at UW-Stout, where they won 3 consecutive WIAC titles.  He has strong ties around Wisconsin. 

There are quite a few Northwestern Wisconsin players at UD this year, many coming from strong/successful high school programs and 2 transfers, both were starters at their previous schools:

New:
Jenna Darwin - Menomonie
Katie Cheline - Mondovi transfer from D2 MN Crookston
Crystal Parr - Bloomer, transfer from D3 UW-River Falls
Hannah Haugestuen - Barron
Amy Reyzer - Altoona

Returning:
Tena Stark - Menomonie
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: keith45 on October 13, 2008, 08:59:22 am
The UD coach also was a part of a strong AAU program up in Wisconsin too..not sure if he still is anymore.
Stats on Cheline..wonder how you get a D2 transfer who was starting and probably on a full ride, to go to Dubuque? Although I went to JUCO very close to Crookston, NOTHING to do up there but snowmobile!

http://www.goldeneaglesports.com/sports/WBasketball/Stats/2007-08/HTML/plyr0008.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 13, 2008, 03:46:31 pm
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 13, 2008, 05:39:16 pm
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 20, 2008, 01:51:35 pm
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 

Football broadcast from this weekend say it is complete and the first volleyball games were played in there this past week. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 20, 2008, 06:34:15 pm
Looking
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 

Football broadcast from this weekend say it is complete and the first volleyball games were played in there this past week. 

When I was at a UD for a basketball game in Feb.  I thought that space had the potential to be the best  varsity venues in the conference.  I was briefly looking around UD's Web site for pictures, didn't see any.

Is it too early to post predictions?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 20, 2008, 09:07:36 pm
Looking
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 

Football broadcast from this weekend say it is complete and the first volleyball games were played in there this past week. 

When I was at a UD for a basketball game in Feb.  I thought that space had the potential to be the best  varsity venues in the conference.  I was briefly looking around UD's Web site for pictures, didn't see any.

Is it too early to post predictions?


UD needs to do a better job of putting up pictures of their building projects.  The stadium webcam is great, and I look at it every day.  But it would be nice to see some pics of the work on the basketball arena as well. 

Never too early to post predictions.  We need the chatter on here!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 21, 2008, 10:15:54 pm
Pedictions for 2008-09 Season

First:  Buena Vista with all starters back and DIII Magazines preseason player of the year Margo Muhlbauer.

Second: Simpson lost Whiton, Kratch, and Beals but the tradition lives on with Montague, Franker, Larson, and Fields.  Katie Ingram could become one of the best guards in the league.

Third:  Luther lost Tiekpe, Dunnwald and Ernst.  Hildebrand is a veteran coach.  Luther seems to attract winners.  Delsang, Stenhaug, and Furlong provide good nucleus.

Fourth:  Loras Bava, Morrisesy, and improving Mindy Clark give the team an inside outside game.  I'll miss Pucci's great play and all league name and nickname.

Fifth:  Dubuque, Nichols, Nelson and Stark are back.  Two transfers were rumored only one I could see on the roster Parr.  The DII girl doesn't appear to be there.

Sixth:  Central Clark, Carlson, Gerst, and the return of De Jong could mean a move up from last year. 

Seventh:  Wartburg  no roster published yet but Harrington and Van Sloten two players to build on.  I'll miss Campbell and that scrappy little Frantz.

Eighth:  Coe graduated four senior starters including three time all conference 1st teamer Karkosh.  Anciaux and Norris top returnees.  Two transfers could help.  Rumor about a hot shot player named Remi that isn't listed on the roster yet. 

Ninth:  Cornell Tiffany Cowan is fun to watch and hopefully won't miss any of her senior season.  Alicia West is a good player but appears to be the only sophomore returning. 

This is tough using just rosters and only seeing each team play twice last season.  Please sound off on these picks or if you don't want to do the whole league tell me why your team should move up.

Sorry I'm sure some of the names are misspelled.

Remember if you saw it on the internet it must be true!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on October 23, 2008, 07:31:05 am
CR Gazette Thursday about Coach Peterson

http://gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081022/SPORTS/710229919/1056
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on October 27, 2008, 12:49:19 pm
W-CF Courier article Wartburg Basketball - both men + women
http://wcfcourier.com/articles/2008/10/24/sports/local/10710820.txt

A young team last season, Wartburg should benefit from a 2007-2008 trial by fire, said Amsberry.

"I think we really got good experience for our young kids," the Knights' coach said. "It's gonna pay dividends. We had to bring them along probably earlier than most programs. But those kids are sophomores now and we really expect them to play like upperclassmen with the experience we gained last year."
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on October 31, 2008, 10:45:05 am
Simpson is ranked in the pre-season top 25.  Should be interesting because they lost their top two players.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 02, 2008, 08:15:28 am
gottaluv did you go to D3 Hoops' news releases and read the Oct. 20 Simpson release that detailed their returning veterans and newcomers.  They got some impressive recruits including a Marshalltown Juco (Kitzman 14ppg.) and Stacy Schutjer a 6'2" player from WCLT (I hope I got all the Initials in).  I saw Schutjer a couple of years ago at the state tournament she was impressive. 

I find it interesting that everyone in the league except Simpson can post their rosters on their web site. 

In the top twentyfive ratings did you notice Loras got 8 points? 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on November 06, 2008, 12:39:16 am
Pedictions for 2008-09 Season

First:  Buena Vista with all starters back and DIII Magazines preseason player of the year Margo Muhlbauer.

Second: Simpson lost Whiton, Kratch, and Beals but the tradition lives on with Montague, Franker, Larson, and Fields.  Katie Ingram could become one of the best guards in the league.

Third:  Luther lost Tiekpe, Dunnwald and Ernst.  Hildebrand is a veteran coach.  Luther seems to attract winners.  Delsang, Stenhaug, and Furlong provide good nucleus.

Fourth:  Loras Bava, Morrisesy, and improving Mindy Clark give the team an inside outside game.  I'll miss Pucci's great play and all league name and nickname.

Fifth:  Dubuque, Nichols, Nelson and Stark are back.  Two transfers were rumored only one I could see on the roster Parr.  The DII girl doesn't appear to be there.

Sixth:  Central Clark, Carlson, Gerst, and the return of De Jong could mean a move up from last year. 

Seventh:  Wartburg  no roster published yet but Harrington and Van Sloten two players to build on.  I'll miss Campbell and that scrappy little Frantz.

Eighth:  Coe graduated four senior starters including three time all conference 1st teamer Karkosh.  Anciaux and Norris top returnees.  Two transfers could help.  Rumor about a hot shot player named Remi that isn't listed on the roster yet. 

Ninth:  Cornell Tiffany Cowan is fun to watch and hopefully won't miss any of her senior season.  Alicia West is a good player but appears to be the only sophomore returning. 

This is tough using just rosters and only seeing each team play twice last season.  Please sound off on these picks or if you don't want to do the whole league tell me why your team should move up.

Sorry I'm sure some of the names are misspelled.

Remember if you saw it on the internet it must be true!



Wow!  8th place for the Kohawks.

I'm betting this one is getting posted in the Locker Room.

I look for the Kohawks to finish no worse than 3rd place.  While they lost some key seniors, the recruits that Coach Peterson brought in are pretty good.  Look for the Kohawks to open some eyes this year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on November 07, 2008, 10:16:42 am
Yes I did notice that Loras received 8 points.  Not sure what talent level they brought in but I do believe they lost their best player to graduation last year. 

On a side note-I was a little surprised to not see Margo Mulhbauer on the pre-season all-american list.  Isn't she on pace to score 2,000 career points or close to it?

Anyone else with predicitons?  I live in Southern MN so I try to get down and see some IIAC games during the year.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 07, 2008, 11:39:08 am
Dubuque has me intrigued this year.  Their new coach is supposedly a great recruiter.  My wife and I usually make the Dubuque @ Wartburg game and are trying to make one game at the new (renovated) place Dubuque has now. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: OshDude on November 11, 2008, 07:59:36 pm
If anyone's interested in the D-III regional volleyball tournaments, I have a fairly extensive blog (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/) that covers the St. Thomas (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/st-thomas-regional-guide/) (where LC and SC will be) and Oshkosh (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/oshkosh-regional-guide/) regionals. It's not bad in national terms, either. Stop by and tell me what you think.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: witoia on November 12, 2008, 02:42:52 pm
UD looked very strong against Division I University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (picked to finish 3rd
in the Horizon League, with last year's Player of the Year and this year's Pre-season Player of the Year 6'3 Traci Edwards).  The Spartans were down 3 in the last minutes of the game, and had a chance to cut it to 1, but missed 2 freethrows.  Crazy stat of the game:  UD forced UWM into 29 turnovers (14 steals), while committing 18 of their own. 

UD's returners looked strong.  The newcomers looked very good, with transfer Krystle Parr leading them in scoring with 14.  The freshman all looked very confident and will give UD a ton of depth.

GAME RECAP:  http://uwmpanthers.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/110908aab.html
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 12, 2008, 02:44:01 pm
Pedictions for 2008-09 Season

First:  Buena Vista with all starters back and DIII Magazines preseason player of the year Margo Muhlbauer.

Second: Simpson lost Whiton, Kratch, and Beals but the tradition lives on with Montague, Franker, Larson, and Fields.  Katie Ingram could become one of the best guards in the league.

Third:  Luther lost Tiekpe, Dunnwald and Ernst.  Hildebrand is a veteran coach.  Luther seems to attract winners.  Delsang, Stenhaug, and Furlong provide good nucleus.

Fourth:  Loras Bava, Morrisesy, and improving Mindy Clark give the team an inside outside game.  I'll miss Pucci's great play and all league name and nickname.

Fifth:  Dubuque, Nichols, Nelson and Stark are back.  Two transfers were rumored only one I could see on the roster Parr.  The DII girl doesn't appear to be there.

Sixth:  Central Clark, Carlson, Gerst, and the return of De Jong could mean a move up from last year. 

Seventh:  Wartburg  no roster published yet but Harrington and Van Sloten two players to build on.  I'll miss Campbell and that scrappy little Frantz.

Eighth:  Coe graduated four senior starters including three time all conference 1st teamer Karkosh.  Anciaux and Norris top returnees.  Two transfers could help.  Rumor about a hot shot player named Remi that isn't listed on the roster yet. 

Ninth:  Cornell Tiffany Cowan is fun to watch and hopefully won't miss any of her senior season.  Alicia West is a good player but appears to be the only sophomore returning. 

This is tough using just rosters and only seeing each team play twice last season.  Please sound off on these picks or if you don't want to do the whole league tell me why your team should move up.

Sorry I'm sure some of the names are misspelled.

Remember if you saw it on the internet it must be true!



Not sure how LC is going to be this year...and I would not be surprised to see Coe when the conference. I think this year will be similar to most though with BV, Simpson, and Luther battling it out for the top 3 spots, but Coe will deffinitly be a contender also.




Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 12, 2008, 05:35:56 pm
Pedictions for 2008-09 Season

First:  Buena Vista with all starters back and DIII Magazines preseason player of the year Margo Muhlbauer.

Second: Simpson lost Whiton, Kratch, and Beals but the tradition lives on with Montague, Franker, Larson, and Fields.  Katie Ingram could become one of the best guards in the league.

Third:  Luther lost Tiekpe, Dunnwald and Ernst.  Hildebrand is a veteran coach.  Luther seems to attract winners.  Delsang, Stenhaug, and Furlong provide good nucleus.

Fourth:  Loras Bava, Morrisesy, and improving Mindy Clark give the team an inside outside game.  I'll miss Pucci's great play and all league name and nickname.

Fifth:  Dubuque, Nichols, Nelson and Stark are back.  Two transfers were rumored only one I could see on the roster Parr.  The DII girl doesn't appear to be there.

Sixth:  Central Clark, Carlson, Gerst, and the return of De Jong could mean a move up from last year. 

Seventh:  Wartburg  no roster published yet but Harrington and Van Sloten two players to build on.  I'll miss Campbell and that scrappy little Frantz.

Eighth:  Coe graduated four senior starters including three time all conference 1st teamer Karkosh.  Anciaux and Norris top returnees.  Two transfers could help.  Rumor about a hot shot player named Remi that isn't listed on the roster yet. 

Ninth:  Cornell Tiffany Cowan is fun to watch and hopefully won't miss any of her senior season.  Alicia West is a good player but appears to be the only sophomore returning. 

This is tough using just rosters and only seeing each team play twice last season.  Please sound off on these picks or if you don't want to do the whole league tell me why your team should move up.

Sorry I'm sure some of the names are misspelled.

Remember if you saw it on the internet it must be true!



Wow!  8th place for the Kohawks.

I'm betting this one is getting posted in the Locker Room.

I look for the Kohawks to finish no worse than 3rd place.  While they lost some key seniors, the recruits that Coach Peterson brought in are pretty good.  Look for the Kohawks to open some eyes this year.


I believe the coaches were to turn in their picks last Friday.  Get your picks or comments in before the IIAC press release is posted.  The coaches are not allowed to vote for their team I probably shouldn't have commented on the team I follow.  Is that an ethics violation?  I'm still on probation will that get me kicked off the board.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 12, 2008, 05:46:51 pm
Why couldn't you comment on the team that you root for?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 14, 2008, 01:24:49 pm
Rank School (1st place votes) Points 2007-08 Record
1 Simpson (8) 72 (27-3, 15-1 IIAC)
2 Buena Vista (1) 57 (13-13, 7-9 IIAC)
3 Luther 56 (15-10, 12-4 IIAC)
4 Coe 52 (20-8, 11-5 IIAC)
5 Loras 46 (17-9, 9-7 IIAC)
6 Wartburg 37 (13-11, 6-10 IIAC)
Dubuque 37 (14-13, 7-9 IIAC)
8 Central 21 (4-21, 2-14 IIAC)
9 Cornell 18 (8-17, 3-13 IIAC)

These are the  coaches picks on the IIAC page, obviously they have more insight than I do especially about Coe.

LC Norse my last post was an attempt at humor it failed miserably. 

Good luck to Coe, Cornell and Central on Saturday hope they all win.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on November 14, 2008, 05:32:20 pm
My Projections:

Simpson ( 72 (27-3, 15-1 IIAC)
Coe 52 (20-8, 11-5 IIAC)
Loras 46 (17-9, 9-7 IIAC)
Luther 56 (15-10, 12-4 IIAC)
Buena Vista (1) 57 (13-13, 7-9 IIAC)
Dubuque 37 (14-13, 7-9 IIAC)
Wartburg 37 (13-11, 6-10 IIAC)
Cornell 18 (8-17, 3-13 IIAC)
Central 21 (4-21, 2-14 IIAC)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on November 15, 2008, 08:01:59 pm
Kohawks open the season with a 72-66 win over Augustana.  Should be able to be 2-0 after tomorrow's game with Grinnell...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 16, 2008, 07:46:00 pm
Congrats to Central, Cornell, and Coe on their wins this weekend.

Coe won its second game of the season.  62-51.  Kayla Waskow and Sarah Anciaux made All Tournament team.

Keep up the good work IIAC teams.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 18, 2008, 07:38:58 am

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Predictions for tonight:

BV routs Martin Luther by 15 would be more but coach Berry has opportunity to play deep bench.

Loras beats Augustana a close game but Loras pulls away at end to win by 12.

Remember you heard it here first.

Good luck Duhawks and Beavers.

I talked to several people over the weekend that read this but haven't  sign up.  I would like to encourage you to sign up and then post up people!

Old timers its time to start chattering.  Us JV players are looking to move up.

Made a JV mistake and posted this first in wrong area me bad.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 18, 2008, 09:53:22 am
Bird Dog, posting at 6:30am will lead to mistakes...especially if you haven't had your morning coffee yet ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 18, 2008, 10:56:09 am


Predictions for tonight:

BV routs Martin Luther by 15 would be more but coach Berry has opportunity to play deep bench.

Loras beats Augustana a close game but Loras pulls away at end to win by 12.

Remember you heard it here first.

Good luck Duhawks and Beavers.

I talked to several people over the weekend that read this but haven't  sign up.  I would like to encourage you to sign up and then post up people!

Old timers its time to start chattering.  Us JV players are looking to move up.

Made a JV mistake and posted this first in wrong area me bad.

Auggie's womens b-ball team is not very good at all...should be a cake walk for Loras.
I also wouldn't be to worried about ML giving BV much of a game at all...both easy wins for the IIAC
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 18, 2008, 01:17:37 pm
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Augie has 4 starters that are capable of scoring double figures and a Freshman post that adds alot of rebounds.  I have a son that goes to school there.  I might bop down and watch the game.

Is gambling illegal on posting up?  Maybe we could put a Mabe's Pizza on it.  Naw better not.  Go Norse
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Predictions for tonight:

BV routs Martin Luther by 15 would be more but coach Berry has opportunity to play deep bench.

Loras beats Augustana a close game but Loras pulls away at end to win by 12.

Remember you heard it here first.

Good luck Duhawks and Beavers.

I talked to several people over the weekend that read this but haven't  sign up.  I would like to encourage you to sign up and then post up people!

Old timers its time to start chattering.  Us JV players are looking to move up.

Made a JV mistake and posted this first in wrong area me bad.


Auggie's womens b-ball team is not very good at all...should be a cake walk for Loras.
I also wouldn't be to worried about ML giving BV much of a game at all...both easy wins for the IIAC
 
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 18, 2008, 02:38:53 pm
« Reply #435 on: Today at 10:56:09 am »   
Augie has 4 starters that are capable of scoring double figures and a Freshman post that adds alot of rebounds.  I have a son that goes to school there.  I might bop down and watch the game.

Is gambling illegal on posting up?  Maybe we could put a Mabe's Pizza on it.  Naw better not.  Go Norse


I wouldn't put them at the IIAC level of competition...but it is early and Loras lost a lot from last year...so we will have to see. Norse head out to Nebraska Wesleyan this weekend for a tourny...lot of question marks on this years Norse team
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 19, 2008, 10:10:43 am
The Loras/Auggie game didn't quite go like I predicted.  As predicted it was close with Loras pulling away at the end.  But I didn't expect the overtime.

BV fans what happened that was a close game all the way with Martin Luther leading most of the game. 

Norse fans going to Nebraska Wesleyan forget the malls.  Lincoln has a neat shopping/restaurant/entertainment area called Haymarket and the view from the top of the Capitol Bldg. is neat.  I dragged my wife and sister kicking and screaming (thats a lie they got tired of me complaining about the mall) to the Haymarket area where we had a good time. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Illinihoops4 on November 19, 2008, 10:34:41 am
The Loras/Augie game was a good one. Definitely no "cake walk." This isn't the same Augie team as in the past. They've got a crop of young players who are doing a fine job. Look for them to grow and make a mark.

Loras played well, but I will say that they are going to need more of a post game than they have. Bava is solid, but you can't replace a player like Pucci. When Meyer plays against more experienced post players it's going to get tougher for her. The Hudson kid is a nice player. She'll be able to fill some of that void left by Pucci. While they may not have any seniors, they are fortunate to have some junior leadership.

Good luck to all teams this weekend!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 19, 2008, 10:36:54 am
Surprisingly close games last night, its early in the year and teams are still finding their identity I suppose.

LC should get a chance to look at Simpson with both teams being at the NW tourney...but won't play each other from what I understand...Luther plays NW and Carthage college...not expecting much out of this Norse team early on..may take some time to gel together...lots of inexperience will be on the court and not much size...we will have to wait and see
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 21, 2008, 09:07:41 am
Sixteen games in two days for the IIAC.  To many to list in the short time I have today.  But, it appears Central, Coe, and Cornell have the toughest schedules.

If your at a game let us know how it went (I'm still waiting for BV to tell what happened with ML maybe the internet doesn't go there yet.) 

Good Luck to all!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 21, 2008, 01:49:33 pm
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald season preview for the UD mens and womens Bball teams. 

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=223520
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on November 23, 2008, 02:45:05 pm
LC dropped both games this weekend...need to find some scorers
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on November 24, 2008, 02:58:56 pm
Knight's go 2-0 for the weekend
http://www.go-knights.net/news/Article.aspx?ID=3130

" Sophomore guard Samantha Harrington of Nashua, concluding a Most Valuable Player weekend, hit five of six free throw tries in the final 17 seconds to help Wartburg escape UW-Oshkosh 70-65 Sunday, Nov. 23, in the championship game of the 2008 Heartland Inn Tipoff Tournament.

Harrington ended the title tilt with 20 points, equaling her 20-point outing in the first round win over Benedictine University of Illinois. Wartburg, moving to 2-1 on the season, got out of the gate quick, scoring the first six points and eventually increased the margin to 18 late in the first half."
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Charlie Kohawk on November 25, 2008, 11:34:40 pm
Nice road win for Coe tonight over UW-Platteville. Looks like Sarah Anciaux finally got in the groove. I'm anxious to see them in person.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 26, 2008, 02:43:24 pm
Dubuque loses at Mt. Mercy...

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/news.cfm?ID=1013&team=Womens%20Basketball
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 02, 2008, 05:00:48 pm
IIAC Season opens up this week.  Coe has two pretty tough games, but if they show up to play like they know how, they should be able to get two wins.

What does everyone else think?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 02, 2008, 09:51:23 pm
Predictions for Dec. 3 games

In keeping with my preseason predictions of 10-28

B.V. wins @ Simpson

Not keeping with my preseason

Central wins @ Luther  (Central has been beaten by the number 9 and 23 rated teams will show better against Luther)

Dubuque uses home court to down Wartburg

coin flip Loras @ Coe.  Remi hits three pointer at the end of third OT to win the game.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 03, 2008, 04:53:11 pm
Predictions for Dec. 3 games

In keeping with my preseason predictions of 10-28

B.V. wins @ Simpson

Not keeping with my preseason

Central wins @ Luther  (Central has been beaten by the number 9 and 23 rated teams will show better against Luther)

Dubuque uses home court to down Wartburg

coin flip Loras @ Coe.  Remi hits three pointer at the end of third OT to win the game.



I find it hard to believe that a dog is going to hit the game winning shot. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on December 03, 2008, 09:03:17 pm
Wartburg beat Dubuque 69-55

Van Sloten 16 pt 14 rbs
Harrington 21pt 9 rb
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 03, 2008, 11:02:41 pm
Well this rookie missed every prediction for tonight.    Time to slink back into my hole and lick my wounded pride. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 05, 2008, 08:24:13 am
My only prediction for Saturday, is Dubuque will shoot better than 15% in the first half at Central  ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 06, 2008, 05:30:34 pm
Down 24-23 at the half...Dubuque comes back to win at Central 70-51.

The win puts Dubuque at 1-1 in conference play. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 19, 2008, 02:33:44 pm
Hello hello hello

anybody here here here

echo echo echo

Dubuque women beat cross-town somewhat rival Clarke College wednesday night
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on December 20, 2008, 01:16:06 pm
Was at the Luther-LaCrosse game last night.  Luther looked better than their record but they did struggle scoring in the 2nd half.

Also it looks like Sharese Van Sloten of Wartburg has a wonderful game last night.  The box score said she had 37 points and 15 rebounds.  Those are player of the week type numbers :)

Hope everyone is surviving the snow!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on December 22, 2008, 03:13:43 pm
LC is only going to get better as the year goes. But they do need to find some scoring or else it could be a long year. Hopefully a good trip out west after x-mas can propel them into the conference schedule.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on December 23, 2008, 08:14:24 am
Wartburg beat previously undefeated Gustavus 72-68 Sunday night.

http://www.go-knights.net/news/Article.aspx?ID=3196
"Senior post player Sharese VanSloten of Decorah, closing a 55-point, 22-rebound weekend, dropped in 18 points and pulled in seven rebounds."

Still won with S. Harrington 0-6 from 3.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on December 28, 2008, 11:53:44 am
Turnovers killed LC against UPS once again...24 for the game and they only lost by 10...gotta find a way to stop turning the ball over...hopefully they can rebound today against Linfield.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 29, 2008, 01:19:03 pm
Turnovers killed LC against UPS once again...24 for the game and they only lost by 10...gotta find a way to stop turning the ball over...hopefully they can rebound today against Linfield.

What can brown do for you???

LCNorse just a fan...or does he have a GF on the Luther team ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on December 29, 2008, 01:27:32 pm
Turnovers killed LC against UPS once again...24 for the game and they only lost by 10...gotta find a way to stop turning the ball over...hopefully they can rebound today against Linfield.

What can brown do for you???

LCNorse just a fan...or does he have a GF on the Luther team ;)

Both would be the answer to that...They picked up the 2nd win of the season last night...just happy to see W's right now
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: WLCALUM83 on December 30, 2008, 11:58:11 am
Just heard Dubuque is to play Concordia-WI  at Southwestern (TX)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: DBQ1965 on December 30, 2008, 01:15:09 pm
Just heard Dubuque is to play Concordia-WI  at Southwestern (TX)

Yes ... UD beat Southwestern U. 58-52 last night and will meet Concordia-WI tonight after Concordia beat Pacific Lutheran 64-42.

GO SPARTANS!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 31, 2008, 08:44:06 am
Dubuque loses 60-57 to Condordia-Wisconsin in the final of their tournament in Texas.  Jennifer Nichols named to the all-tourney team. 

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/news.cfm?ID=1033&team=Womens%20Basketball
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 04, 2009, 07:53:23 am
Simpson wins at Dubuque 92-73 on Saturday.  At least from the UD write up the Spartans kept it close before the Storm pulled away late. 

Next up for the Spartan ladies is at Loras on Wednesday...tipoff at 6pm

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/news.cfm?ID=1035&team=Womens%20Basketball
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on January 07, 2009, 12:08:44 pm
Any predicitons for tonights games in conference?  How are conference teams looking so far.  I haven't been able to watch any as of yet.

I'm going to try and head down to take in the Central-Wartburg game, as long as I-35 is good enough to drive on :) .

Congrats to Wartburg's Abbey Hempen on making the D3 Team of the week!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 07, 2009, 08:55:07 pm
Loras ladies beat cross town rival Dubuque 69-62.  Loras had a 12 point lead cut to 4 points with about a minute to go and then hit a whole bunch of free throws down the stretch.  Would be nice if the UD announcer wasn't so much of a Loras homer...but that's what you get in Dubuque.  I suppose I should just be happy they broadcast the games at all. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 12, 2009, 07:28:35 pm
Current conference standings

Simpson College 5-0 13-1 
Wartburg College 4-0 9-4
Loras College 3-2  8-6 
Buena Vista Univ. 2-2 9-4
Central College 2-3 6-8
Luther College 2-3 3-10
Coe College 1-3  7-6
Univ. of Dubuque 1-3 5-8
Cornell College 0-4 5-7

Wednesday matchups

Jan. 14 Buena Vista @ Dubuque
Jan. 14 Cornell @ Loras   
Jan. 14 Luther @ Wartburg   
Jan. 14 Simpson @ Coe


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on January 13, 2009, 11:24:13 am
Not sure if anyone will challenge Simpson this year...wartburg having a good year...but simpson is the class of the conference...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 14, 2009, 06:50:04 pm
Live video streaming of the UD/BV game on the UD website.

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/Video.cfm

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LCNorse on January 14, 2009, 10:38:49 pm
LC starting to play better...handle the Knights in Waverly tonight!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 15, 2009, 08:56:01 am
LC starting to play better...handle the Knights in Waverly tonight!

That they did. Their D took the Knights out early. Congrats.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 23, 2009, 05:44:28 pm
Looking
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 

Football broadcast from this weekend say it is complete and the first volleyball games were played in there this past week. 

When I was at a UD for a basketball game in Feb.  I thought that space had the potential to be the best  varsity venues in the conference.  I was briefly looking around UD's Web site for pictures, didn't see any.

Is it too early to post predictions?


UD needs to do a better job of putting up pictures of their building projects.  The stadium webcam is great, and I look at it every day.  But it would be nice to see some pics of the work on the basketball arena as well. 

Never too early to post predictions.  We need the chatter on here!!!

Pursuant to my comments of Oct. 28,2008?
 I was impressed with the Varsity Arena at University of Dubuque.  A little cramped on the ends but I think it is a really nice basketball venue.

CoeHawks win third straight. Keep it up.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 24, 2009, 07:21:01 pm
Looking
Does anyone know if U of Dubuque has completed its varsity gym?

They were still working on it when I was there September 6th. 

Football broadcast from this weekend say it is complete and the first volleyball games were played in there this past week. 

When I was at a UD for a basketball game in Feb.  I thought that space had the potential to be the best  varsity venues in the conference.  I was briefly looking around UD's Web site for pictures, didn't see any.

Is it too early to post predictions?


UD needs to do a better job of putting up pictures of their building projects.  The stadium webcam is great, and I look at it every day.  But it would be nice to see some pics of the work on the basketball arena as well. 

Never too early to post predictions.  We need the chatter on here!!!

Pursuant to my comments of Oct. 28,2008?
 I was impressed with the Varsity Arena at University of Dubuque.  A little cramped on the ends but I think it is a really nice basketball venue.

CoeHawks win third straight. Keep it up.

Yeah, but it seats less people than the old place.  I suppose if they have better locker rooms and concessions areas then maybe it was a good thing.  Otherwise...why go to the bother of doing it???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 24, 2009, 08:48:34 pm
Dubuque women keep Cornell winless in conference play.  Spartans win at home 70-67...I was able to watch the last 8 seconds...so can't really tell you much about the game.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 24, 2009, 10:45:37 pm
What a huge week for the Kohawks.  Just over a week ago they were 1-4 in the conference, now thanks to a 4-game week, they have won 4-straight games and are back in the thick of a top 3 finish in the conference.  Wednesday night should be a good game with the Beavers.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 31, 2009, 05:05:36 pm
Wartburg wins by 2 in OT over Dubuque.  My wife and I were planning on making this game but my sister was unable to babysit.  Watching on the computer from home I was very impressed by the wartburg production.  Multiple cameras, the two pbp kids did a good job, even had a sideline reporter.  Job well done by the Wartburg crew, very impressed. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 31, 2009, 07:43:17 pm
Congratulations to the Central Dutch on an exciting, come-from-behind win against the Beavers today.  Nice job ladies!  Last second shot wins it and makes it a sweep over the BV women this year.  We have not yet turned the corner, but to win both games against a good team is a job well done.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on February 05, 2009, 04:06:59 pm
Looks as if it is going to be an interesting conference finish in the Iowa Conference.  I was at the Luther game last night and they really took it to Simpson.  Surprised me, because I hadn't seen Simpson in person but I knew they had a high ranking.  Should make for a good finish!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 07, 2009, 08:06:24 pm
How about them Kohawks?  Nothing like laying the wood to Luther just days after they upset Simpson.  Watch out for the Kohawks down the stretch...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 20, 2009, 12:05:50 am
The IIAC race has turned into a dogfight, pitbull not Bird Dog for second place.  Last year we were wondering who would or wouldn't get into fouth thru sixth.
This year it's who is going to be second thru fifth.  The contenders are BV, Luther, Loras, and Wartburg.  Luther and BV will eliminate one on Saturday for a possible three way tie.  I don't know how the IIAC breaks ties for seeding but obviously being a person with too much time to waste I thought I would check the records among the four contenders.
                            W     L
     Loras               4     2           @Dubuque won first game 69-62
     Wartburg         3     3           @Central won first game 72-71
     BV                    2     3           @Luther won first game  77-74
     Luther              2     3           vs. BV lost  first game 77-74

Not having a dog in this fight and completely blowing my preseason and first week of conference play predictions I would like to hear some predictions from the contenders.  The conversations on this site have been kinda slow lets pick it up.

I wish three of you good luck this weekend.  I make that statement in case one of the teams isn't fired up and needs something to put on the locker room bulletin board. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 20, 2009, 01:54:32 pm
The IIAC race has turned into a dogfight, pitbull not Bird Dog for second place.  Last year we were wondering who would or wouldn't get into fouth thru sixth.
This year it's who is going to be second thru fifth.  The contenders are BV, Luther, Loras, and Wartburg.  Luther and BV will eliminate one on Saturday for a possible three way tie.  I don't know how the IIAC breaks ties for seeding but obviously being a person with too much time to waste I thought I would check the records among the four contenders.
                            W     L
     Loras               4     2           @Dubuque won first game 69-62
     Wartburg         3     3           @Central won first game 72-71
     BV                    2     3           @Luther won first game  77-74
     Luther              2     3           vs. BV lost  first game 77-74

Not having a dog in this fight and completely blowing my preseason and first week of conference play predictions I would like to hear some predictions from the contenders.  The conversations on this site have been kinda slow lets pick it up.

I wish three of you good luck this weekend.  I make that statement in case one of the teams isn't fired up and needs something to put on the locker room bulletin board. 


I believe the Kohawks can finish in 4th place with a win on Saturday.  Not likely they will beat a dominate Simpson squad, but it's still possible.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 20, 2009, 03:56:08 pm
The IIAC race has turned into a dogfight, pitbull not Bird Dog for second place.  Last year we were wondering who would or wouldn't get into fouth thru sixth.
This year it's who is going to be second thru fifth.  The contenders are BV, Luther, Loras, and Wartburg.  Luther and BV will eliminate one on Saturday for a possible three way tie.  I don't know how the IIAC breaks ties for seeding but obviously being a person with too much time to waste I thought I would check the records among the four contenders.
                            W     L
     Loras               4     2           @Dubuque won first game 69-62
     Wartburg         3     3           @Central won first game 72-71
     BV                    2     3           @Luther won first game  77-74
     Luther              2     3           vs. BV lost  first game 77-74

Not having a dog in this fight and completely blowing my preseason and first week of conference play predictions I would like to hear some predictions from the contenders.  The conversations on this site have been kinda slow lets pick it up.

I wish three of you good luck this weekend.  I make that statement in case one of the teams isn't fired up and needs something to put on the locker room bulletin board. 


I believe the Kohawks can finish in 4th place with a win on Saturday.  Not likely they will beat a dominate Simpson squad, but it's still possible.

Remote they might get 4th place with a win but the 4th seed  would require Luther to lose to BV and Wartburg to lose their game and a coin flip. 

Crazy are you going to the game?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 22, 2009, 10:24:58 pm
The first round games begin Tuesday to recap previous meetings.

BV has defeated Luther twice 77-74 and 69-66

Loras has defeated Coe 60-40 and 63-61

BV and Luther has been a dogfight both times.  Loras and Coe had real a real barn burner last time out. 

In one of my previous I said I had no idea how IIAC broke ties this is out of their sports manual

Tie-breaker criteria for tournament seeding:
1. Head-to-head record
2. Record vs. teams in descending order, starting with first place
3. Coin flip (three-way-odd team gets the higher seed)
Note: After a three-way tie is broken, go back to top criteria with two remaining teams (e.g., head-to-head). To break a first
place/third place tie, the first place teams will compare head-to-head records vs. combined third place team records.

Congrats to Simpson on regular season championship.  It would be nice to get two teams into the post season.  I think Simpson would have to loose the tournament for the conference to get two.

Still need more chatter.  Doolittledog we still need you as an impartial commentator on the state of the tournament.

Good luck to all.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: HCACBBALL on February 22, 2009, 11:00:55 pm
Just asking as a impartial person.  Would Simpson get a at large if they do not win the Conference Tourney?  Is there non con record strong enough?  Once again just asking a question that I do not know the answer too.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2009, 09:48:35 am
Just asking as a impartial person.  Would Simpson get a at large if they do not win the Conference Tourney?  Is there non con record strong enough?  Once again just asking a question that I do not know the answer too.

Simpson is ranked 14th by USA Today.  Sixteenth by D3 Hoops, and fourth in the West Region by the NCAA.  I have not seen an RPI on them but I would think it would be middle of the tournament (pardon the pure speculation).  These were last weeks rankings and Simpson has won two more games.

I think the NCAA must use a point differential.  That is why Simpson uses the press until the very end in games that are a blow outs.

HCACBALL the most important thing to remember, is the NCAA is like the Lord it works in strange and mysterious ways so your guess is as good as mine.

 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 23, 2009, 04:01:26 pm
The first round games begin Tuesday to recap previous meetings.
Loras has defeated Coe 60-40 and 63-61

Loras beat Coe 60-49 the first time.  Was a closer game than the 11 point win as well.  Coe should have won the last meeting, but a foul call with :02.5 left in a tied game sent Loras to the line.

I see Luther and Coe coming out on top in the first round, with a rematch of the 2008 Title game coming next Saturday as well.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2009, 10:20:24 pm
The first round games begin Tuesday to recap previous meetings.
Loras has defeated Coe 60-40 and 63-61

Loras beat Coe 60-49 the first time.  Was a closer game than the 11 point win as well.  Coe should have won the last meeting, but a foul call with :02.5 left in a tied game sent Loras to the line.

I see Luther and Coe coming out on top in the first round, with a rematch of the 2008 Title game coming next Saturday as well.

Sorry Krazy that was a typo 9 being next to zero. 

Its kind of funny Simpson has the number one seed supposedly playing weaker teams.  But, BV and Luther are the only league teams that beat them this year. 

BV and Luther both beat Simpson on their respective home floors.  BV by three and Luther by 15.  On Simpson's home floor they beat BV by 13 and spanked Luther by 30. 

Your Coe hawks are a dark horse but in this league I wouldn't rule anyone out on a given night. 

Good luck to all the teams except the one my daughter plays against. 

I've got to go now Remi says lights out.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 24, 2009, 02:05:38 pm
Any other thoughts or predictions before the tourney starts tonight?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on February 24, 2009, 02:51:58 pm
Tonight I will go with:

Loras 66  Coe 60
Luther 68  BV 67

Kohawk Crazy---any reason why Norris didn't play against Simpson (sick?)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 25, 2009, 03:17:26 pm
Tonight I will go with:

Loras 66  Coe 60
Luther 68  BV 67

Kohawk Crazy---any reason why Norris didn't play against Simpson (sick?)

Not really sure what happened.  Didn't play last night either and is now no longer listed on the team roster.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 27, 2009, 06:18:04 pm
Well, I suppose since every game so far has gone with the higher seed.  There is no reason to believe saturday's championship game between Simpson and Wartburg will be any different. 

Simpson wins, the IIAC gets one team into the NCAA tourney.  Simpson makes it to the elite 8. 

I will disclose that I am more often wrong that right!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on July 29, 2009, 12:14:33 pm
Dubuque opens their upcoming season with an exhibition game against Iowa St.

Should be fun.

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/news.cfm?ID=1176&team=Womens%20Basketball
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on August 05, 2009, 12:44:00 am
Good luck against Iowa State.  Coe College Crimson team (Coe had two teams at the games)  beat ISU at the Iowa Games.  Caught them looking ahead to championship game.  Bolte, Ezell, and incoming Freshman played for ISU.   Coe had had picked Makeya Johnson (She is going to a school in Georgia) from Kirkwood as a addition to the team. 

I wish more IIAC teams would go to the games.

Have you heard anything about recruits.

The season doesn't start until Nov. 17, but that doesn't mean we can't start some chatter.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on August 05, 2009, 04:54:14 pm
Good luck against Iowa State.  Coe College Crimson team (Coe had two teams at the games)  beat ISU at the Iowa Games.  Caught them looking ahead to championship game.  Bolte, Ezell, and incoming Freshman played for ISU.   Coe had had picked Makeya Johnson (She is going to a school in Georgia) from Kirkwood as a addition to the team. 

I wish more IIAC teams would go to the games.

Have you heard anything about recruits
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The season doesn't start until Nov. 17, but that doesn't mean we can't start some chatter.



Good call, I too, wish more IIAC schools sent teams to compete in the Iowa Games.

The only thing I know about recruiting is what I read from the UD site.  The Spartans are bringing a large class...many from Wisconsin because of coach Nolls connections.  Supposedly very talented...but also very young...not always a recipe for success, but I am hopefull for this coming season for UD. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 06, 2009, 10:25:42 am
Congratulations to Buena Vista!  They are the first team to post their new roster.  They did this twice.  The first time I read it Jen Schuman was listed a Senior.  Nearly went apoplectic. They have corrected it and she did graduate last year.  I thought she was the best player in the league not to make an all conference team.  Of course I thought she should have been on a team or at least Honorable mention.  She killed the team I follow every time we played them. 

Season starts mid November.  Official practices start soon.  My preseason predictions that were completely wrong last year but  will be forth coming. 

We need some chatter on this site including, predictions,  bragging about your team, who are the hot recruits, and news about returnees. 

Good luck to all teams1
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on October 06, 2009, 11:26:01 am
Glad to see some chatter on this page.  Thanks for the update that Buena Vista's roster is up.  I did notice on Sunday that Luther's roster is up to.  Looks like they brought in a good sized class.  Any other thoughts or preseason predictions?  I would think that Simpson would be the team to beat again. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 06, 2009, 11:39:56 pm
Thanks for the heads up on the Norse Roster.  Loras now has their's up,  sixteen or seventeen Freshmen listed.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on October 07, 2009, 09:55:45 am
Thanks for the info on the Loras roster.  Wow!!!  That is a large number of new kids. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 11, 2009, 08:34:38 pm
Another roster has been posted.  Cornell has posted a roster with 16 players.  Twelve of them are Freshman.  The one I recognized is Camille Marie-Lidd.  Saw her play three times last year for Cedar Rapids Washington.  At 6'2" she should help the inside game.  Had another 6'2" girl from California.  Could be one of the tallest teams in conference. 

Student assistant Coach Jesse Searls should be an even more valuable asset this year with his experience coaching post players.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gottaluvhoops on October 19, 2009, 01:22:01 pm
Any insight into how practices have gone so far?  Any other rosters or surprising freshman out there?  Bird Dog--who is your team that you root for?  I am neutral  :)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 19, 2009, 03:59:21 pm
Any insight into how practices have gone so far?  Any other rosters or surprising freshman out there?  Bird Dog--who is your team that you root for?  I am neutral  :)

My daughter plays for one of the conference teams.  I try to keep my comments as innocuous as possible.   I don't  want one of my comments  used as locker room bulletin board material.  Example: when I made my predictions last year Kohawk Krazy predicted that It would end up posted in their locker room. 

I think everyone on the team knows my handle (Bird Dog) including the coaches I would  never make anonymous pot shots at them or the players.  I have also dropped hints that anyone familar with the team would know which team  I am talking about. 

Love your comments and I see you were asking for suggestions on good games in the mmac.  I would like to play Carleton this year or next as I know someone on that team.




Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 29, 2009, 09:57:56 pm
All schools except Central, Wartburg, and U. of Dubuque have posted 2009-10 rosters.  It would be interesting to see what they have coming in. 

Luther's site has a personal interview with Coach Jane Hildebrand.  In the interview she accesses her team and predicts Simpson and Loras to be the top teams. 

The coaches preseason pick are pobably due into the conference shortly.  After that my totally erronious (see I can't even spell erroneous right) predictions will follow. 

Would like to hear from you about your team and it's chances.  Exhibition games etc.

U of Dubuque plays an exhibition game with Iowa State University, Sunday Nov.  1  at 2:00 p.m.  I believe it will have live stats and a webcast of the game.  Good Luck U.D.  I think State has only two starters returning but have add a 6'7" girl. 

Sometimes I only catch half of a radio news item.  I thought I heard the other day that one of State's starters was out for 3 to 4 weeks.  Didn't catch which one.  I  hope ISU doesn't use it as an excuse for losing to U.D.



Title: U.D.
Post by: Bird Dog on November 01, 2009, 06:34:36 pm
University of Dubuque lost to Iowa State 99 to 57 in an exhibition game.   Cudos to U.D.  57 pts. is very good against a DI team.  DI teams have players stay in town and practice all summer.  Jennifer Nichols got 21 pts. showing that the 15 pts per game she scored last year could go even higher.   Stats for the game are listed on ISU live stats.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 01, 2009, 06:35:46 pm
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University of Dubuque lost to Iowa State 99 to 57 in an exhibition game.   Cudos to U.D.  57 pts. is very good against a DI team.  DI teams have players stay in town and practice all summer.  Jennifer Nichols got 21 pts. showing that the 15 pts per game she scored last year could go even higher.   Stats for the game are listed on ISU live stats. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 02, 2009, 02:38:11 pm
Sorry, I hadn't noticed the chatter had started back up for this year.  I will try to hang out more.

Here is the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald article on the UD/ISU exhibition.

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=261962

And I believe the UD roster is now up.

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/womensbasketball.cfm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 11, 2009, 06:17:02 pm
The IIAC preseason rankings and team capsules are posted on the IIAC site.  The team ratings were:

Rank School (1st place votes) Points 2008-09 Record
1 Simpson (6) 68 (24-4, 14-2 IIAC)
2 Loras (1) 58 (16-11, 10-6 IIAC)
3 Buena Vista (1) 55 (18-9, 10-6 IIAC)
Wartburg (1) 55 (16-11, 10-6 IIAC)
5 Luther 45 (10-15, 9-7 IIAC)
Coe 45 (14-12, 8-8 IIAC)
7 Dubuque 29 (9-16, 5-11 IIAC)
8 Central 21 (8-17, 4-12 IIAC)
9 Cornell 19 (7-17, 2-14 IIAC)

Looks like a dog fight for second place again this year.  Doolittledog I think Dubuque should be ranked higher.

What do the rest of you think?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 11, 2009, 06:25:26 pm
Hey Bird Dog...two of us on at the same time!!!

Here is the link to the IIAC preview...

http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2009-10/Previews/wbasketball0910preview.pdf

I think Dubuque has the "potential" to finish higher.  They have brought in a couple good recruiting classes in a row.  The problem is, I think there is a great deal of parity in the league right now.  There is a log jam of teams that could finish about anywhere in the standings.  Simpson should be the league power.  After that...who knows.  Should be fun to find out how things shake out though.

Good luck to the Coe women when they aren't playing UD ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 12, 2009, 04:58:43 pm
Doolittledog  I noticed you have Millie the Spoofhound.  Did you go to Maryville High School?  My wife is from that area but she isn't a Spoofhound.  The following is from Wikapedia 

The Spoofhound was a Plaster of Paris carnival toy from the 1920s. Maryville is now the only school in the country to use the Spoofhound mascot as its mascot. Although originally two words, Maryville uses a one word Spoofhound for its mascot.

Legend has it that the high school received this nickname in the 1920s when the football coach L.E. Ziegler was so angry with the way his squad had looked in practice that as an insult he said they looked like a bunch of "Spoofhounds". The players mockingly referred to one another by this insult and the name stuck. In the 1940s, Ziegler became the superintendent of schools for Columbia, Missouri where the mascot is also named for an early 20th century doll—the Kewpies.[3] Maryville's mascot has evolved over the years from a lovable buffoon "Spoofy" to a snarling "Hound." As of 2009, no other academic institution or sports club had adopted the nickname.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 12, 2009, 08:36:52 pm
The Maryville Spoofhounds got brought up on the football board a few months ago.  Someone posted that the definition of a spoofhound was either a Plaster of Paris carnival doll or a lazy dog.  As our dog is a very lazy dog, I took a picture of her and put it up as my avatar. 

I am looking forward to 1 more week of football and then settling in for the winter and following IIAC basketball and wrestling.  The Spartans are optimistic for good seasons from both basketball teams and wrestling.  We've made the trip to Waverly the last 2 years when Dubuque was visiting.  We might try to add Coe to our travels this winter. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 17, 2009, 08:26:09 am
Another roster has been posted.  Cornell has posted a roster with 16 players.  Twelve of them are Freshman.  The one I recognized is Camille Marie-Lidd.  Saw her play three times last year for Cedar Rapids Washington.  At 6'2" she should help the inside game.  Had another 6'2" girl from California.  Could be one of the tallest teams in conference. 

Student assistant Coach Jesse Searls should be an even more valuable asset this year with his experience coaching post players.

The season kind of kicked off without much fanfare.  Wartburg loses to St. Thomas and Cornell to Grinnell.  Both were close games.  Marie-Lidd scored 22 pts.  in her initial outing.  I think she could become a force in this league.  Five games tonight Loras appears to have the toughest foe with Wisc. Whitewater.  GOOD LUCK ALL!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 19, 2009, 11:15:48 am
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald has their Dubuque and Loras season previews up.

UD preview is here... http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=263844

Loras preview is here... http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=263759
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 24, 2009, 07:10:26 am
The League went 6-9 over the extended week end.  Central lost two but they were against top ten teams (DePauw and Ill. Wesleyan).  Coe lost to top 20 team Chicago.  As the old saying goes "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

Speaking of rated teams Wisconsin White Water eighth in one poll thirteen in another continues its quest of an IIAC title by playing Coe, Buena Vista and Simpson.  Could be 4-0 in the league after already beating Loras.  This is good opportunity for the league to rise up after a 6-9 extended weekend.  Lets hope most if not all can do it. 

Comparing scores is one of the worst ways to compare teams, but this may give an indication of the accuracy of the preseason rankings in the league.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 25, 2009, 12:34:51 pm
Dubuque gets a 2 point win over previously undefeated UW-Platteville.

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=264512

The TH does a great job of following the local colleges and also former area high school athletes during their college careers. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 29, 2009, 08:39:27 am
Loras and Dubuque get non-conference wins this weekend.

Loras 73-40 over North Park.

UD 84-67 over Northwestern College (MN).

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=264951
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 29, 2009, 04:13:36 pm
The League went 6-9 over the extended week end.  Central lost two but they were against top ten teams (DePauw and Ill. Wesleyan).  Coe lost to top 20 team Chicago.  As the old saying goes "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

Speaking of rated teams Wisconsin White Water eighth in one poll thirteen in another continues its quest of an IIAC title by playing Coe, Buena Vista and Simpson.  Could be 4-0 in the league after already beating Loras.  This is good opportunity for the league to rise up after a 6-9 extended weekend.  Lets hope most if not all can do it.  

Comparing scores is one of the worst ways to compare teams, but this may give an indication of the accuracy of the preseason rankings in the league.





UW White Water is 4-0 in the conference after beating four of the leagues preseason top five.  

I was hoping at least one would rise up and beat them.  

Listed the way they were picked in the preseason poll.  

1.  Simpson                  70-83
2.  Loras                       75-89
3.  BV (tied with Wart)  68-83
5.  Coe (tied with Lut)   63-69

On the bright side (or spin if you want) Whitewater started 4 seniors, and our teams have more underclassmen.  More room for improvement?


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 02, 2009, 10:03:16 pm
Loras opens up IIAC action with a 91-72 win @ Dubuque.

Loras dominated from the opening tipoff >:(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on December 05, 2009, 04:53:22 pm
Central women are playing without Andrea Clark, who had the most impressive stats as a returning starter, she is out for the year.  Paulson was lost against Simpson in a game that was much closer than Simpson would have liked and Central just beat Wartburg 72-67.  I didn't have high expectations for the women after last year, but give them credit for playing tough without their best player.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 08, 2009, 11:27:08 am
Central women are playing without Andrea Clark, who had the most impressive stats as a returning starter, she is out for the year.  Paulson was lost against Simpson in a game that was much closer than Simpson would have liked and Central just beat Wartburg 72-67.  I didn't have high expectations for the women after last year, but give them credit for playing tough without their best player.

I think there may be more parity in the league than in the last several years.  Cornell, Central, Dubuque, and Coe the bottom four teams last year.  Appear to be improving. 

Dubuque took a couple of whoopins last week but they start a freshman and a sophomore.  They will get better!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 08, 2009, 12:02:30 pm


Dubuque took a couple of whoopins last week but they start a freshman and a sophomore.  They will get better!

When Dubuque made the IIAC tourney in Knolls first season, I started to expect to see Dubuque near the top of the conference by now.  I need to remember this is still a young team. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 15, 2009, 10:16:27 am
Central women are playing without Andrea Clark, who had the most impressive stats as a returning starter, she is out for the year.  Paulson was lost against Simpson in a game that was much closer than Simpson would have liked and Central just beat Wartburg 72-67.  I didn't have high expectations for the women after last year, but give them credit for playing tough without their best player.

I had noticed that Miss Clark was absent I wish her a speedy recovery. 

Speaking of tall women I thought Mindy Meyers had another year at Loras.  Did she graduate?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 03, 2010, 10:08:24 am
Conference play starting back up after a light few weeks for semester finals and christmas break.

Jan. 4 Coe @ Luther 6:00 PM
Jan. 6 Buena Vista @ Coe 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Dubuque @ Central 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Loras @ Luther 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Simpson @ Wartburg 6:00 PM   
Jan. 9 Coe @ Central 2:00 PM   
Jan. 9 Loras @ Simpson 2:00 PM   
Jan. 9 Luther @ Cornell 2:00 PM   
Jan. 9 Wartburg @ Dubuque 2:00 PM
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2010, 11:59:28 am
Small blurb at the end of the article mentioning Jennifer Nichols of UD getting athlete of the week honors from the IIAC.

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=268774

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 06, 2010, 03:10:22 pm
Who does everyone have for tonight?  Here's what I've got...

Jan. 6 Buena Vista @ Coe 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Dubuque @ Central 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Loras @ Luther 6:00 PM   
Jan. 6 Simpson @ Wartburg 6:00 PM   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 06, 2010, 07:50:08 pm
Dubuque up 46-33 @ the half at Central.

Just turned the Central video stream on.  I'm guessing the weather might have something to do with the crowd.  I count 8 people in the bleachers opposite of the camera :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 06, 2010, 08:11:08 pm
81 viewers right now for the Central webcast!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 06, 2010, 08:51:57 pm
Dubuque downs Central 89-75 in Pella tonight.  

Mens teams were on the court for warm-ups within about 30 seconds of the final whistle!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 07, 2010, 09:30:00 am
Wartburg beats Simpson 94-74
Wartburg whipped the press and SC had TO problems. It was the best I've seen Coach Amsberry team play here @ Wartburg.

http://www.go-knights.net/cms/Article.aspx?ID=4028

The junior duo of guard Samantha Harrington of Nashua and center Katie Zittergruen of Van Horne led the way during a 94-74 Wartburg win over Simpson Wednesday, Jan. 6. The victory, the first for the Knights in the series with the Storm since Feb. 27, 2004, was the seventh straight for head coach Bob Amsberry’s 2009-10 team.

The Knights (8-4 overall, 2-1 Iowa Conference) trailed 16-12 in the opening portion of the first half. However, a 32-16 run from the 13:17 to 3:35 marks gave the home side a lead it wouldn’t surrender. With a 49-37 advantage in tow at halftime, the Orange and Black built on their opportunity to as much as 23 points in the second frame.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 07, 2010, 11:15:02 am
Dubuque up 46-33 @ the half at Central.

Just turned the Central video stream on.  I'm guessing the weather might have something to do with the crowd.  I count 8 people in the bleachers opposite of the camera :o
Central women don't get the crowd for basketball, particularly on a week night during a snowstorm while the students are on break.  Too bad the Dutch spotted Dubuque such a nice early lead, they made comebacks and played with them after the first few minutes, but could not overcome the hole that they dug for themselves.  I am actually impressed with the way they are playing teams, particularly given that their best player is out for the season. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 07, 2010, 01:14:30 pm
Dubuque up 46-33 @ the half at Central.

Just turned the Central video stream on.  I'm guessing the weather might have something to do with the crowd.  I count 8 people in the bleachers opposite of the camera :o
Central women don't get the crowd for basketball, particularly on a week night during a snowstorm while the students are on break.  Too bad the Dutch spotted Dubuque such a nice early lead, they made comebacks and played with them after the first few minutes, but could not overcome the hole that they dug for themselves.  I am actually impressed with the way they are playing teams, particularly given that their best player is out for the season. 

I wouldn't expect much of a crowd during a mid-week game...during a snow storm...during Christmas break.   ;) 

One thing I do notice though from watching other games is basketball attendance seems to be down from what I remember back in the late 80's to early 90's.  In that era I went to games at Dubuque, Loras, Wartburg, UIU, and Luther and crowds seemed to be big and rowdy.  Maybe not at the beginning of the womens game...but by half time the crowd would be getting bigger and as the 2nd half went on the stands would fill up.  I don't seem to see that anymore.  Not sure what is up with that. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 07, 2010, 04:56:10 pm
Do we consider the Wartburg and Coe games as upsets?  Or is there a changing of the balance of power in the league?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 07, 2010, 05:05:22 pm
Do we consider the Wartburg and Coe games as upsets?  Or is there a changing of the balance of power in the league?

I was thinking about that myself.  I don't know the league well enough to answer though.  Always nice to see different teams taking their turn at the top.  Or at least making things interesting as the season wears on.  Always nice to not know who the heck will win things going into the last week of the season. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 08, 2010, 09:59:57 am
One thing I do notice though from watching other games is basketball attendance seems to be down from what I remember back in the late 80's to early 90's.  In that era I went to games at Dubuque, Loras, Wartburg, UIU, and Luther and crowds seemed to be big and rowdy.  Maybe not at the beginning of the womens game...but by half time the crowd would be getting bigger and as the 2nd half went on the stands would fill up.  I don't seem to see that anymore.  Not sure what is up with that. 
Okay, now you are reaching back into the memories of an aging mind, so I'm not sure I remember exactly right.  Back then, particularly going back to the 80's were there many mid-week games and weren't Saturday games still played at night instead of in the afternoon?  I don't remember when things started to change and since I started watching basketball when Vern Den Herder played in the late 60's and early 70's, it could have been long ago.  But I remember big crowds when there were Friday night and Saturday night games.  I suppose the changes were made to help avoid hotel charges and get players back earlier, at least on Saturday nights.  Still don't see the advantages of mid-week games where the players have to travel over 4 hours to get to the game with men's games not ending until almost 10.  Those trips to Storm Lake have got to be miserable, even worse for BV for whom every trip has to be a long one. 

Anyway, my thought is that attendance is down because students, at least good students, have to hit the books on week night games and Saturday games that run through the dining hall hours, most students here eat between 5 and 6, make for fewer attendees.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 08, 2010, 10:03:40 am
Do we consider the Wartburg and Coe games as upsets?  Or is there a changing of the balance of power in the league?

I was thinking about that myself.  I don't know the league well enough to answer though.  Always nice to see different teams taking their turn at the top.  Or at least making things interesting as the season wears on.  Always nice to not know who the heck will win things going into the last week of the season. 
As a Dutch fan, always nice to see any team beat Simpson.   ;D  I think Central's only league win was against Wartburg, so I'm not sure I see them being the team at the top, but what a victory it would be if that happened.  I do think Simpson may be down this year as I believe Central gave them a run for the money when they played earlier, though I was out of town at the time, so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 08, 2010, 10:52:15 am
One thing I do notice though from watching other games is basketball attendance seems to be down from what I remember back in the late 80's to early 90's.  In that era I went to games at Dubuque, Loras, Wartburg, UIU, and Luther and crowds seemed to be big and rowdy.  Maybe not at the beginning of the womens game...but by half time the crowd would be getting bigger and as the 2nd half went on the stands would fill up.  I don't seem to see that anymore.  Not sure what is up with that. 
Okay, now you are reaching back into the memories of an aging mind, so I'm not sure I remember exactly right.  Back then, particularly going back to the 80's were there many mid-week games and weren't Saturday games still played at night instead of in the afternoon?  I don't remember when things started to change and since I started watching basketball when Vern Den Herder played in the late 60's and early 70's, it could have been long ago.  But I remember big crowds when there were Friday night and Saturday night games.  I suppose the changes were made to help avoid hotel charges and get players back earlier, at least on Saturday nights.  Still don't see the advantages of mid-week games where the players have to travel over 4 hours to get to the game with men's games not ending until almost 10.  Those trips to Storm Lake have got to be miserable, even worse for BV for whom every trip has to be a long one. 

Anyway, my thought is that attendance is down because students, at least good students, have to hit the books on week night games and Saturday games that run through the dining hall hours, most students here eat between 5 and 6, make for fewer attendees.

Nice insight there Klompen.  In the way back machine of the late 80's for me, those were still friday/saturday night games.  And that would make sense that those would get better attendance than week nights and saturday afternoon games.  Which is a shame, it was always fun to be a part of a packed gym.  And I would imagine the players would appreciated bigger crowds as well. 

For those night games, the game was our appetizer before going out for the night.  That wouldn't be the case for a week night game or a saturday afternoon game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 08, 2010, 09:01:46 pm
One thing I do notice though from watching other games is basketball attendance seems to be down from what I remember back in the late 80's to early 90's.  In that era I went to games at Dubuque, Loras, Wartburg, UIU, and Luther and crowds seemed to be big and rowdy.  Maybe not at the beginning of the womens game...but by half time the crowd would be getting bigger and as the 2nd half went on the stands would fill up.  I don't seem to see that anymore.  Not sure what is up with that. 
Okay, now you are reaching back into the memories of an aging mind, so I'm not sure I remember exactly right.  Back then, particularly going back to the 80's were there many mid-week games and weren't Saturday games still played at night instead of in the afternoon?  I don't remember when things started to change and since I started watching basketball when Vern Den Herder played in the late 60's and early 70's, it could have been long ago.  But I remember big crowds when there were Friday night and Saturday night games.  I suppose the changes were made to help avoid hotel charges and get players back earlier, at least on Saturday nights.  Still don't see the advantages of mid-week games where the players have to travel over 4 hours to get to the game with men's games not ending until almost 10.  Those trips to Storm Lake have got to be miserable, even worse for BV for whom every trip has to be a long one. 

Anyway, my thought is that attendance is down because students, at least good students, have to hit the books on week night games and Saturday games that run through the dining hall hours, most students here eat between 5 and 6, make for fewer attendees.

I wish I had coppied it for you but the CR Gazette had an article a while back about an Iowa Conference realignment that included a team from Colorado.  That would make the BV trip look more attractive.  The article said not to get excited these realignment talks are continually happening.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 09, 2010, 09:33:26 am
That article in the Gazette was actually about Cornell looking into the possibility of forming a new conference with members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.  They are an association of colleges with high academic standards that collaborate to different degrees with study abroad programs and in other areas.  They are Colorado College;  Coe, Cornell, and Luther from the IIAC; Carleton from the MIAC; and 5 schools from the Midwest Conference. 

Coe, Luther, Carleton and I think Colorado College weren't interested in forming an athletic conference out of that.  Cornell and the 5 Midwest Conference schools voted to study forming an athletic conference further. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 09, 2010, 09:47:10 pm
These are the attendance figures from last year.  Women's games followed by Men's.  BV has the highest attendence.  Just an observation, the times I have been there they seem to have a following of more townies than the rest of the league.    

These figures are found in the IIAC women's and men's archives in season statistics.  They only go back to 2001.  It would be interesting to see what the attendance was in the 70's and 80's.  

ATTENDANCE
Team                 | HOME GAMES  Avg | AWAY GAMES  Avg | NEUT GAMES  Avg | ALL GAMES   Avg |
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Buena Vista Univ.    | 12-6840     570 | 14-4824     345 |  1-65        65 | 27-11729    434 |
Central College      | 11-3850     350 | 12-4315     360 |  2-263      132 | 25-8428     337 |
Coe College          |  9-5045     561 | 14-4488     321 |  3-368      123 | 26-9901     381 |
Cornell College      | 11-3347     304 | 12-3676     306 |  1-56        56 | 24-7079     295 |
Dubuque, Univ. of    |  9-4088     454 | 12-4175     348 |  4-780      195 | 25-9043     362 |
Loras College        | 11-3959     360 | 16-6298     394 |  0-0          0 | 27-10257    380 |
Luther College       | 10-3458     346 | 11-4658     423 |  4-349       87 | 25-8465     339 |
Simpson College      | 11-3125     284 | 11-3775     343 |  6-709      118 | 28-7609     272 |
Wartburg College     | 15-6183     412 | 11-4944     449 |  1-100      100 | 27-11227    416 |
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Totals               | 99-39895    403 | 113-41153    364 | 22-2690     122 | 162-51573    318 |
ATTENDANCE
Team                 | HOME GAMES  Avg | AWAY GAMES  Avg | NEUT GAMES  Avg | ALL GAMES   Avg |
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Buena Vista Univ.    | 13-13175   1013 | 12-7044     587 |  1-202      202 | 26-20421    785 |
Central College      | 14-6220     444 | 12-6087     507 |  0-0          0 | 26-12307    473 |
Coe College          | 11-7650     695 | 13-8134     626 |  1-0          0 | 25-15784    631 |
Cornell College      | 14-11097    793 | 12-6302     525 |  2-103       52 | 28-17502    625 |
Dubuque, Univ. of    | 14-8789     628 | 12-8110     676 |  0-0          0 | 26-16899    650 |
Loras College        | 10-6378     638 | 14-8406     600 |  3-743      248 | 27-15527    575 |
Luther College       | 11-3888     353 | 11-6464     588 |  2-103       52 | 24-10455    436 |
Simpson College      | 11-3600     327 | 10-4763     476 |  4-300       75 | 25-8663     347 |
Wartburg College     | 12-8277     690 | 13-11473    883 |  3-210       70 | 28-19960    713 |
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Totals               | 110-69074    628 | 109-66783    613 | 16-1661     104 | 163-87657    538 |
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 09, 2010, 10:53:20 pm
Nice come from behind win today for the Kohawks.  Sure looks nice having them sitting at 4-1 on the top of the league standings right now, even if it is early. I really hope that horrible loss at Cornell doesn't come back to haunt them.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 11, 2010, 10:04:02 am
As you may have noticed my predictions in the past have been somewhat inaccurate.  I have not made any predictions lately but I am going to try again.
I predict that after Wed.'s games that only two teams will be at the top of the league. 

Now you say Bird Dog how can make such a bold prediction?  Its easy, they all play each other in an early season showdown.

Wartburg 3-1 @ Coe 4-1

Simpson 3-1 @ Buena Vista 3-1

I would like to hear your predictions on these games as well as:

Dubuque 2-3 @ Luther 1-3

Central 2-4 @ Cornell 1-3

Interesting matchup of the week is Central's Andrea Clarke vs. Cornell's Cammille
Marie-Lidd.  Andrea is coming off the injured list averaging 14.5 points per game and appears much improved over last year.  Cammille is the leading freshman scorer in the league averaging 16 pts. per game.  Both are bigs in the 6"1.5" range could be quite a showdown.

Good Luck to all.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 12, 2010, 03:20:27 pm
Glad to see Andrea Clark was not out for the season after all.  Nice to have her back in the lineup.  Now if the Dutch could just notch a few wins instead of so many games that "they played well" or "they were in it to the end".  This team works hard and I hope they start seeing some victories with Andrea back.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 13, 2010, 08:39:53 pm
Dubuque women beat Luther 60-46 in Decorah.

Dubuque seems to be a jekyl and hyde type team this year. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 13, 2010, 11:07:10 pm
Simpson 4-1 and Coe 5-1 win tonight.  Simpson by 11 and Coe by 30?  I didn't see that that one coming. 

Show down in Indianola Saturday for first place.  2:00 pm be there or be square. 

Coe shoots 73% from 3pt land and 66% from the freethrow line.

Helpful hint of the week to Coe shoot your free throws from as far away from the freethrow line as you can.

The Central vs Cornell game was a barnburner.  Cornell wins, the Andrea/Camille had similar lines with Camille scoring more pts. but Andrea getting more rebounds.

Dubuque wins with Nichols only getting 6 pts.  Did Luther use a junk defense (Box and one) or something else to contain her?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 14, 2010, 09:18:02 am

Dubuque wins with Nichols only getting 6 pts.  Did Luther use a junk defense (Box and one) or something else to contain her?

I only saw the final 10 minutes of the Dubuque/Luther game.  And even then, I was busy playing Wii with my kids.  It looked like Luther would play Nichols 1 on 1 but as soon as the ball was sent in to her they would drop another 1 or 2 on her, which caused a few turnovers.  Dubuque defense seemed to bother Luther more though, and Dubuque had balanced scoring tonight.  Dubuque might not be a top team in the conference just yet, but they are a deep team. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 14, 2010, 09:32:53 am
Congratulations to Cornell.  I thought maybe the Dutch would be able to pull of the win here, but no such luck.  They play so competitively, but just can't quite win.  Watching the Dutch women is very much like watching the Cornell football team I would guess.  PH, I feel your pain.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 15, 2010, 01:52:41 pm
What is up w/IIAC officiating? I've seen quite a few games this year, either on webcast or in person and the officiating in the Iowa Conference is pretty bad!!! I've officiated at the HS and College levels for over 10 years now and the IIAC is behind many other D3 leagues in terms of the quality of officiating. Too much inconsistency amongst the crews. And they need to get together and figure out how they're going to call the "hand check" once and for all. So many times this year, I've seen it called in very touchy situations and other times when a hand is on a dribbler and they're advancing the ball there is no call. If I were the IIAC coaches I'd go into every game expecting it to be bad. Kudos to the coaches for having to put up with poor officiating night in and night out. IDK how they do it??
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 16, 2010, 09:04:44 am
Congratulations to Cornell.  I thought maybe the Dutch would be able to pull of the win here, but no such luck.  They play so competitively, but just can't quite win.  Watching the Dutch women is very much like watching the Cornell football team I would guess.  PH, I feel your pain.

Klompen I hope you are are going to the game today.  I feel today is the day.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 16, 2010, 11:01:25 pm
Watched the Central/Luther webcast today. What an offensive explosion for Luther, a team that doesn't have a whole lot of fire power beyond Jewell and Stenhaug. Looks like they had great balance today. Does Central ever play any defense? Seems to me that they don't care to defend anybody!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 18, 2010, 09:41:49 am
Watched the Central/Luther webcast today. What an offensive explosion for Luther, a team that doesn't have a whole lot of fire power beyond Jewell and Stenhaug. Looks like they had great balance today. Does Central ever play any defense? Seems to me that they don't care to defend anybody!!!
I actually try to avoid watching the games in person as they always seem to play worse when I am there to witness it.  Saturday was one of those days, I have never seen Central look that bad.  I don't know if the close loss to Cornell took the fight out of them or waiting so long to get the game started, but it was very difficult to watch.  I actually tried to come in time for the men's game only, but because of Luther bus problems the games were running late and I had to sit through the second half of the women's game.  I give Luther a lot of credit for making Central look bad.  For a next to the last place team in the conference they were shooting very well and were really hustling on offense getting lots of steals off Central's sloppy passing. 

Don't get me wrong, I love Central, but there just wasn't anything to love about the way they played on Saturday afternoon.  I will say that getting fired up for a game, then having to wait, and wait and wait to play a game that was supposed to start at 4:00 can't be easy. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 18, 2010, 06:51:35 pm
Beware, the "Klompen curse" mwuh ha ha ha ha

The good thing about the Dutch playing poorly while Klompen is in attendance is the concession stand makes a lot more in sales!!!

I think we just have a very weird year for womens basketball in the IIAC.  Bad teams can beat good teams on any given night.  Dubuque looks like a top tier team one night and then a bottom feeder the next week. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 18, 2010, 07:57:28 pm
Watching the Luther/Simpson game and Coe/Loras game simultaneously. Simpson really gets up and down the court and it's quite evident that they use their athleticism well. It appears as if Luther is going to be out of the hunt come conference tournament time. 2 bad recruiting classes in a row seem to have caught up w/the Norse.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 19, 2010, 05:39:59 pm
Watching the Luther/Simpson game and Coe/Loras game simultaneously. Simpson really gets up and down the court and it's quite evident that they use their athleticism well. It appears as if Luther is going to be out of the hunt come conference tournament time. 2 bad recruiting classes in a row seem to have caught up w/the Norse.

You seem to be somebody that knows his/her IIAC hoops.  Great to have you on here. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 20, 2010, 12:36:17 am
Watching the Luther/Simpson game and Coe/Loras game simultaneously. Simpson really gets up and down the court and it's quite evident that they use their athleticism well. It appears as if Luther is going to be out of the hunt come conference tournament time. 2 bad recruiting classes in a row seem to have caught up w/the Norse.

You seem to be somebody that knows his/her IIAC hoops.  Great to have you on here. 

Thanks! Always looked at these boards but never shared in the discussion. Good to be here. Big day for IIAC tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 20, 2010, 10:34:22 am
Any thoughts on whether the games will go on tonight with all the ice at least in Central (pun not intended) Iowa?

I was remiss in my post about how hard it was to watch the Central women's game against Luther.  While it was a tough game for a Central fan to watch, there was a real bright spot.  In the midst of a terrible team performance, Central's Kelsey Schuring came on strong with an 18 point performance.  Those Schuring genes have been good ones for Central College, ask any IIAC football fan.   ;D

It is nice to see that Kelsey and Haley Brillhart, both from Pella, are doing so well for the Dutch. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 20, 2010, 11:19:42 am
Klompen fortunately we have already played in Pella.  We face murderers row everytime we go there.  Weirich Meat shop, Browns Shoe Fit, Jarsma Bakery and the other bakery.  Usually dropping a couple C's. Warning to other IIAC travelers its a bad area of town for the check book oops debit card. 

Klompen I'm sorry I couldn't remember the name of the other bakery please educate our readers.

Any other conference members if you have any unique shops I'd like to hear about them.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 20, 2010, 01:13:52 pm
Klompen fortunately we have already played in Pella.  We face murderers row everytime we go there.  Weirich Meat shop, Browns Shoe Fit, Jarsma Bakery and the other bakery.  Usually dropping a couple C's. Warning to other IIAC travelers its a bad area of town for the check book oops debit card.  

Klompen I'm sorry I couldn't remember the name of the other bakery please educate our readers.

Any other conference members if you have any unique shops I'd like to hear about them.
It's Ulrich's Meat Market and Vander Ploeg Bakery.  Glad to hear that you visitors are dropping big money in Pella, the locals can't afford to shop here.   ;D

Pella is still a City of Refuge, first it was for the Dutch, later a number of Laotian refugees and now orphans from Haiti.  Lots of local and national coverage of the Pella couple that went to Haiti to get their adoptive daughter from Haiti.  Word is that 5 of the 9 orphans are now in Pella for adoption.  Some reports indicated all 9 would be coming to Pella for adoption, either way it is wonderful news that these kids have been rescued from such a devastating environment.  Hope they learn how to play basketball, Central may still need them years from now!   :'(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 20, 2010, 02:25:29 pm
My wife's family adopted 4 children to go with their three.  We adopted two children before the miracle chiles came along.  Recommend it to anyone.  One of the best things we ever did.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 20, 2010, 04:59:01 pm
Any thoughts on whether the games will go on tonight with all the ice at least in Central (pun not intended) Iowa?

I was remiss in my post about how hard it was to watch the Central women's game against Luther.  While it was a tough game for a Central fan to watch, there was a real bright spot.  In the midst of a terrible team performance, Central's Kelsey Schuring came on strong with an 18 point performance.  Those Schuring genes have been good ones for Central College, ask any IIAC football fan.   ;D

It is nice to see that Kelsey and Haley Brillhart, both from Pella, are doing so well for the Dutch. 

Both are nice players. Thought Schuring would get more PT as a freshman. Might've helped a struggling Central team from a year ago. Good to see her playing now.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 20, 2010, 05:31:11 pm
My wife's family adopted 4 children to go with their three.  We adopted two children before the miracle chiles came along.  Recommend it to anyone.  One of the best things we ever did.
I bet it was. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 20, 2010, 05:34:02 pm

It is nice to see that Kelsey and Haley Brillhart, both from Pella, are doing so well for the Dutch. 

Both are nice players. Thought Schuring would get more PT as a freshman. Might've helped a struggling Central team from a year ago. Good to see her playing now.
I was surprised too that Schuring didn't get more PT last year.  They both have a lot of natural ability. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 21, 2010, 07:51:47 pm
1/21 Halftime scores:

BV 41
Cornell 28
Muhlbauer with 15

Dubuque 42
Simpson 38
Hamilton and Parr going back and forth in a shootout

Wartburg 29
Luther 28

No score for Loras/Central @ Loras
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: oldknight on January 22, 2010, 02:11:45 pm
Klompen fortunately we have already played in Pella.  We face murderers row everytime we go there.  Weirich Meat shop, Browns Shoe Fit, Jarsma Bakery and the other bakery.  Usually dropping a couple C's. Warning to other IIAC travelers its a bad area of town for the check book oops debit card.  

Klompen I'm sorry I couldn't remember the name of the other bakery please educate our readers.

Any other conference members if you have any unique shops I'd like to hear about them.
It's Ulrich's Meat Market and Vander Ploeg Bakery.  Glad to hear that you visitors are dropping big money in Pella, the locals can't afford to shop here.   ;D

Pella is still a City of Refuge, first it was for the Dutch, later a number of Laotian refugees and now orphans from Haiti.  Lots of local and national coverage of the Pella couple that went to Haiti to get their adoptive daughter from Haiti.  Word is that 5 of the 9 orphans are now in Pella for adoption.  Some reports indicated all 9

would be coming to Pella for adoption, either way it is wonderful news that these kids have been rescued from such a devastating environment.  Hope they learn how to play basketball, Central may still need them years from now!   :'(

Don't forget my favorite--In't Veld Meat Market--and its famed Pella Balogna!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 24, 2010, 12:03:08 am
Well, I officially have no idea what is going on in this conference.  Or, more specifically, the UD team.  I didn't see a 70-46 win over Coe for tonight.  The Spartan women have a good team.  You just don't know what team will show up most nights.  Maybe they are starting to come together as a team now...and a good time of year for this to happen.  That is a very good result for them.  Hopefully bird dog was at the game and can give us some insight into what went on at the Stoltz Center tonight. 

Confererence standings as of right now...

Simpson  8-1  15-3
Wartburg 7-2 13-5
Coe   6-3  11-7
Dubuque 5-4  11-7
Loras   5-4  10-8
Buena Vista 4-5  10-8
Luther  2-6  7-10
Cornell  2-7 7-11
Central  1-8 2-16

And upcoming games...

Jan. 27 Buena Vista @ Central 6:00 PM   
Jan. 27 Dubuque @ Wartburg 6:00 PM   
Jan. 27 Luther @ Coe 6:00 PM   
Jan. 27 Simpson @ Cornell 6:00 PM

Loras gets Wednesday night off. 


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 27, 2010, 04:08:15 pm
No talk for a few days.  Who does anyone have tonight?

Buena Vista at Central - Beavers need to bust out of this slump.  The Dutch are the perfect opponent for them.  This could get ugly.

Dubuque at Wartburg - Knights are playing tough right now, but the Spartans came out of no where on Saturday.  I don't think they can do that again, as much as I wish they would.

Luther at Coe - The Kohawks have the Norse's number as of late and I look at that to continue.  Coe is hot at home this year.

Simpson at Cornell - This will be a blowout, just the opposite of the men's game with the winner.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 27, 2010, 05:44:06 pm
Beoona Vista @ Central  No slump busting here tonight.  Home town cooking does the Dutch good. 

Dubuque @ Wartburg  I believe the Spartan women are really starting to play well together and get a road win tonight.

Luther @ Coe  Coe is mad mad mad at their performance in Dubuque last week.  They come out tonight and leave no doubt who is the better team.

Simpson @ Cornell  Simpson wins, but the Cornell ladies make this a very close game, even taking the lead for a bit of the 2nd half. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2010, 06:24:50 pm
Beoona Vista @ Central  No slump busting here tonight.  Home town cooking does the Dutch good.  

Dubuque @ Wartburg  I believe the Spartan women are really starting to play well together and get a road win tonight.

Luther @ Coe  Coe is mad mad mad at their performance in Dubuque last week.  They come out tonight and leave no doubt who is the better team.

Simpson @ Cornell  Simpson wins, but the Cornell ladies make this a very close game, even taking the lead for a bit of the 2nd half.  

Well, I officially have no idea what is going on in this conference.  Or, more specifically, the UD team.  I didn't see a 70-46 win over Coe for tonight.  The Spartan women have a good team.  You just don't know what team will show up most nights.  Maybe they are starting to come together as a team now...and a good time of year for this to happen.  That is a very good result for them.  Hopefully bird dog was at the game and can give us some insight into what went on at the Stoltz Center tonight.  

Confererence standings as of right now...

Simpson  8-1  15-3
Wartburg 7-2 13-5
Coe   6-3  11-7
Dubuque 5-4  11-7
Loras   5-4  10-8
Buena Vista 4-5  10-8
Luther  2-6  7-10
Cornell  2-7 7-11
Central  1-8 2-16

And upcoming games...

Jan. 27 Buena Vista @ Central 6:00 PM  
Jan. 27 Dubuque @ Wartburg 6:00 PM  
Jan. 27 Luther @ Coe 6:00 PM  
Jan. 27 Simpson @ Cornell 6:00 PM

Loras gets Wednesday night off.  



Doolittledog I thought for a moment that we had gone to the same school of game predicting.  But then I remembered I have never gotten to the lofty pinacle of .500 like you did last night.

Sorry I have not responded to your request for information on last Saturdays game but I have been drinking heavily and just woke up remembering very little.  Ouch ouch a snake just bit me.  Oops never mind just the dt's.  What I do remember is Coach Noll spotted a weakness and exploited it to the fullest.  No more comment on that someone else may be listening.

Without being specific and remembering I don't have tapes to rewatch two other coaches did it too.  One by accident and the other I'm sure knows what it is.  We will find out in the next few weeks.  


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 29, 2010, 10:42:45 am
No talk for a few days.  Who does anyone have tonight?

Buena Vista at Central - Beavers need to bust out of this slump.  The Dutch are the perfect opponent for them.  This could get ugly.

Sadly for some terrific women, ugly seems to be the name of the Central game lately.  We have some very good players, I don't know if it is the coaching or why they can't seem to win.  At least at the start of the season, they were playing some competitive games, maybe the record is wearing on them.  I don't think they are as bad as the record, but they aren't playing as well lately.  I can still cheer them on when they are competitive, but cheering them on when the game is hard to even watch is a struggle.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on January 29, 2010, 11:34:15 am
I don't want to be too critical here, but girls are very different to coach than boys and Central hired an older gentleman who I believe (could be wrong) only had experience coaching HS boys. There are a number of reasons why that just seems like a bad hire. First of all, regardless of coach Nickel's coaching expertise, a coach at that stage of his career getting his first girl's job has got to make it tough for him. Going from boys to girls without much help makes for a very steep learning curve. I probably don't have all the facts and am just an outsider looking in, but why would you hire someone that age who has never coached a girl's team before???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 29, 2010, 12:15:06 pm
I don't want to be too critical here, but girls are very different to coach than boys and Central hired an older gentleman who I believe (could be wrong) only had experience coaching HS boys. There are a number of reasons why that just seems like a bad hire. First of all, regardless of coach Nickel's coaching expertise, a coach at that stage of his career getting his first girl's job has got to make it tough for him. Going from boys to girls without much help makes for a very steep learning curve. I probably don't have all the facts and am just an outsider looking in, but why would you hire someone that age who has never coached a girl's team before???

He might have come at the right price!!!  (read: willing to work for less money than younger coaches)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 29, 2010, 11:36:56 pm
My take for tomorrow...

Buena Vista at Luther - The Norse just aren't very good....BV still trying for a top four spot and home playoff game...

Simpson at Loras - Could be a close game.  Would love the see the Duhawks pull this one off, but don't see it happening.

Cornell at Coe - This is going to get ugly and fast.  The Kohawks aren't happy about the loss on Dec. 2 and they haven't forgotten it.  It's been pounded into their head they don't lose to Cornell.  See Luther game on Wednesday night, but maybe add 15-20 onto that score total.

Wartburg at Central - Another game I'd love to see the home team win, but don't see it happening.



Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: oldknight on January 30, 2010, 10:56:08 am
I don't want to be too critical here, but girls are very different to coach than boys and Central hired an older gentleman who I believe (could be wrong) only had experience coaching HS boys. There are a number of reasons why that just seems like a bad hire. First of all, regardless of coach Nickel's coaching expertise, a coach at that stage of his career getting his first girl's job has got to make it tough for him. Going from boys to girls without much help makes for a very steep learning curve. I probably don't have all the facts and am just an outsider looking in, but why would you hire someone that age who has never coached a girl's team before???

It's been quite a while but Nikkel did help coach high school girls when he was at PC. I know because my wife played for him. As you probably know, he had quite a bit of success with high school boys' teams over the years.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 30, 2010, 12:44:27 pm
I've only seen her
My take for tomorrow...

Buena Vista at Luther - The Norse just aren't very good....BV still trying for a top four spot and home playoff game...

Simpson at Loras - Could be a close game.  Would love the see the Duhawks pull this one off, but don't see it happening.

Cornell at Coe - This is going to get ugly and fast.  The Kohawks aren't happy about the loss on Dec. 2 and they haven't forgotten it.  It's been pounded into their head they don't lose to Cornell.  See Luther game on Wednesday night, but maybe add 15-20 onto that score total.

Wartburg at Central - Another game I'd love to see the home team win, but don't see it happening.


Krazy,  in my opinion Luther is the worst team in the conference even though they have wins over Central and Cornell.  Subtract 20+ and I think you will have the margin of the Coe game.  

I think the rest of your picks are right on.  That should scare you because I am never right.  

If you are going to the game we'll see you there.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 30, 2010, 07:31:25 pm
Proving once again that I shouldn't make predictions.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 02, 2010, 01:03:44 pm
It's hard to figure out those bottom 3 teams. Cornell is much improved from a year ago and has some good freshman. Central can score tons of points but also gives up a ton. Luther plays decent defense but seriously lacks depth and a 3rd scorer. To me Central is deeper than Luther but Luther's 2 best kids are better than anyone Central has. Makes for an interesting fight for the 7-8-9 spots as we head down the stretch.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 02, 2010, 07:37:15 pm
Let's try to get some more picks this week, I'll even go early.

Central at Dubuque - Two teams struggling.  I'll go with the home team here.

Coe at Loras - Duhawks might have payback on their mind from a few weeks ago, but Coe just had 43 and 29 point wins this week.  I look for a 15-22 point Coe win.

Cornell at Wartburg - Rams can't recover from the beating the Kohawks gave them.  Knights are a decent team and need wins to stay ahead of the Kohawks.

Luther at Simpson - Storm are good and the Norse aren't.  Simpson could win this by 50, but I see a 25-30 point win.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 02, 2010, 09:51:32 pm
Dubuque gets a lopsided win at home Wednesday

Coe remembers their last trip to Dubuque and doesn't let that result happen again with a win over the Duhawks

Wartburg beats Cornell...just because

Simpson wins, and they win big over a surprisingly bad Luther team
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 02, 2010, 10:48:05 pm
Dubuque gets a lopsided win at home Wednesday

Coe remembers their last trip to Dubuque and doesn't let that result happen again with a win over the Duhawks

Wartburg beats Cornell...just because

Simpson wins, and they win big over a surprisingly bad Luther team

Don't be stealing my picks. ;D

They are pretty clear cut tomorrow night, on paper anyway.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 03, 2010, 03:46:30 am
Central @ UD  
Coe @ Loras
Cornell @ Wartburg
Luther @ Simpson

Agree with everybody except for the Coe/Loras game. I think Loras will have a slight edge being at home. Even if Coe wins, I still don't see this being a blow out.

Doolittle, I know many are surprised to see Luther in the state that they're in but if you've looked at their last 2 recruiting classes it's easy to see why they are where they are. That team has NO depth!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 03, 2010, 09:59:00 am


Let's try to get some more picks this week, I'll even go early.

Central at Dubuque - Two teams struggling.  I'll go with the home team here.

Coe at Loras - Duhawks might have payback on their mind from a few weeks ago, but Coe just had 43 and 29 point wins this week.  I look for a 15-22 point Coe win.

Cornell at Wartburg - Rams can't recover from the beating the Kohawks gave them.  Knights are a decent team and need wins to stay ahead of the Kohawks.

Luther at Simpson - Storm are good and the Norse aren't.  Simpson could win this by 50, but I see a 25-30 point win.

On page twenty nine 11-6-08 and I quote Krazy

"Wow!  8th place for the Kohawks.

I'm betting this one is getting posted in the Locker Room.

I look for the Kohawks to finish no worse than 3rd place.  While they lost some key seniors, the recruits that Coach Peterson brought in are pretty good.  Look for the Kohawks to open some eyes this year.'


WOW I HOPE LORAS DOESN'T  POST THAT 15 TO 22 PT. WIN PREDICTION IN THE LOCKER ROOM!  I consider Loras a dangerous team.  They were picked to finish 2nd in the league in the preseason coaches picks.  They have some excellent shooters, but are missing a post.

What happened to Mindy Meyers, I think she would have helped in the middle.  I was impressed with the progress she was making.  Against Coe last year she averaged 10 pts. and 8 rebounds in the three games.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 03, 2010, 12:36:36 pm
I heard Meyer quit the team because she didn't get along w/coach Heinzen. Loras also lost their only other returning post player in Makeda Queen, who transferred to a school closer to home I believe. And yes Loras is a dangerous team. I think they match up pretty well w/Coe, although Coe might have a slight edge in the talent department, they also have a couple kids in the lineup who don't look to shoot much and so many teams can play 5 on 3 against them in the halfcourt and get away with it. I guess we will see what happens tonight....Looking forward to a good IIAC battle!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 03, 2010, 02:05:22 pm
I heard Meyer quit the team because she didn't get along w/coach Heinzen. Loras also lost their only other returning post player in Makeda Queen, who transferred to a school closer to home I believe. And yes Loras is a dangerous team. I think they match up pretty well w/Coe, although Coe might have a slight edge in the talent department, they also have a couple kids in the lineup who don't look to shoot much and so many teams can play 5 on 3 against them in the halfcourt and get away with it. I guess we will see what happens tonight....Looking forward to a good IIAC battle!!!

Where did you come up with that 3 on 5 statistic.  Coe has 5 players averaging between 9.1 and 14 pts. per game.  They have had 5 different players that have been the leading score at least twice this year.  Three have scored 23 to 28 pts and the other two led with 16 to 19.  

I think anyone of those five have the potential to put up 20+ points a night. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 03, 2010, 04:30:00 pm
Breitbach doesn't/can't shoot. If that's your starting PG and she's not a threat to score, those guarding her can play off her and help on players like Waskow, Lincoln and Anciaux. I said that teams can play 5 on 3 vs Coe because I've seen it happen. You want to beat Coe, sit in a 2-3 and don't even guard Breitbach or Rolston. And that Ware kid is a very streaky outside shooter. She is either on or off. That's where I come up with my assessment that Coe can be beat by being gimmicked in the halfcourt.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2010, 12:07:49 am
Breitbach doesn't/can't shoot. If that's your starting PG and she's not a threat to score, those guarding her can play off her and help on players like Waskow, Lincoln and Anciaux. I said that teams can play 5 on 3 vs Coe because I've seen it happen. You want to beat Coe, sit in a 2-3 and don't even guard Breitbach or Rolston. And that Ware kid is a very streaky outside shooter. She is either on or off. That's where I come up with my assessment that Coe can be beat by being gimmicked in the halfcourt.

Waskow  14 pts. per game
Lincoln     10 pts. per game
Ware       10 pts. per game
Anciaux      9.7 pts per game
Rolston       9,1 pts. per game

All five are in the top twenty two scorers in the league.  Specificly #8 through #22
Coe can afford to have a defensive specialist.  Could be that is why Coe is Number 1 in scoring defense. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 04, 2010, 12:26:12 am
What about Breitbach? She leads Coe in minutes played. She rarely shoots and is limited from the perimeter and when she tries to get in the lane everyone knows she's going to pass and Ralston is shooting %15 from 3 pt range. I'm pretty sure I'm right on when I say that you can beat Coe by playing zone and playing 5 defenders against Waskow, Anciaux, Lincoln or Ware depending on who is in the game. YOU DO NOT have to guard Breitbach or Rolston on the perimeter.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2010, 04:45:39 pm
What about Breitbach? She leads Coe in minutes played. She rarely shoots and is limited from the perimeter and when she tries to get in the lane everyone knows she's going to pass and Ralston is shooting %15 from 3 pt range. I'm pretty sure I'm right on when I say that you can beat Coe by playing zone and playing 5 defenders against Waskow, Anciaux, Lincoln or Ware depending on who is in the game. YOU DO NOT have to guard Breitbach or Rolston on the perimeter.

Rolston got thirteen points last night in the post.  She is a post player that shoots very few threes.  Thats not her role.  

Brietbach line last night 3points, 7rebounds, 6 assists, 1 turnover, and 2 steals, which is a good line.  

This year I've seen Coe  play 21 games .  Out of curiosity which ones did you see, maybe the girls had an off night that night. .

In parting I refer you to the sage of the north Doolittledog's Feb. 2, 2010, posting and the quote at the bottom of the page.  Author unknown but attributed to Mark Twain.  I will take the sage's advice and comment no more (until the next time).

P.S.  I am enjoy debating with you, the reference to the quote is in jest.  I respect your opinion but choose to disagree.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 04, 2010, 08:02:03 pm
Yea, I agree. Good to be able to talk some hoops. I've seen a probably 5 or 6 of their games this year over the internet. The game that stands out in my mind was Coe @ UD. UD seemed to have Coe figured out matchup wise. I do like Coe's team though. They have some talented players. Any idea why Anciaux comes off the bench this year? And I know Brittany Norris left the team but does anyone know of her whereabouts?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2010, 08:42:53 pm
Yea, I agree. Good to be able to talk some hoops. I've seen a probably 5 or 6 of their games this year over the internet. The game that stands out in my mind was Coe @ UD. UD seemed to have Coe figured out matchup wise. I do like Coe's team though. They have some talented players. Any idea why Anciaux comes off the bench this year? And I know Brittany Norris left the team but does anyone know of her whereabouts?

Keep in mind that I don't have access to videos of the games to analyze them, but I think U.D. and the first Cornell game used similar defensive schemes.  That with somewhat less than stellar (fill in the blank just about anything will work here) caused most of the problems.  

My wife and I have asked the same question about Anciaux.  Norris is still at Coe. Just not playing ball.  She was at the last game and seemed quite happy.

 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 05, 2010, 10:43:35 pm
West Region Record Overall Record
1. George Fox 11-1 17-2
2. Puget Sound 11-2 16-3
3. Cal Lutheran 14-3 14-4
4. Gustavus Adolphus 15-2 15-3
5. Simpson 13-2 18-3
6. Concordia-Moorhead 13-4 13-5

The NCAA Division III regional ratings were released Feb 3.  Records are as of Feb.1.  They also have a PDF version that rates all West Region teams.  It appeared Whitworth College was the only team with power ratings above the top teams in the IIAC.

 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 06, 2010, 01:41:17 pm
No predictions today, as the Kohawks are off, but I will say one thing...

Go Knights!!!

I can't believe I just said that....
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 06, 2010, 04:17:08 pm
I have the Cornell webcast going.  

Dubuque up on Cornell 46-39 8 minutes left in the game...or regulation I suppose I should say.

Dubuque wins by 12 @ Cornell.  I think the final was 62-50 or something close to that.  Score is already off the website.   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 06, 2010, 04:55:26 pm
Watched the Cornell/UD game and Central/Luther game simultaneously. UD and Luther both get wins. The battle for the 7-8-9 spots starting to shake out. One observation from the UD game...Mollie Whiting has got to be the best freshman in the IIAC. Very tough off the dribble and plays with a lot of poise for a freshman, very impressive!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 06, 2010, 05:24:40 pm
Watched the Cornell/UD game and Central/Luther game simultaneously. UD and Luther both get wins. The battle for the 7-8-9 spots starting to shake out. One observation from the UD game...Mollie Whiting has got to be the best freshman in the IIAC. Very tough off the dribble and plays with a lot of poise for a freshman, very impressive!

As a UD fan, that is good news.  The story on Coach Noll is he is a very good recruiter.  Hopefully the Spartan women can start to be a constistant top level IIAC team. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 07, 2010, 01:07:48 am
Watched the Cornell/UD game and Central/Luther game simultaneously. UD and Luther both get wins. The battle for the 7-8-9 spots starting to shake out. One observation from the UD game...Mollie Whiting has got to be the best freshman in the IIAC. Very tough off the dribble and plays with a lot of poise for a freshman, very impressive!

Does the battle for 7-8-9 really matter?  They are all done in about 2 weeks.  The real battle to be talking about is the 1-2-3 battle!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 07, 2010, 05:47:18 pm
Krazy, did you mean the race for second third and fourth?  I don't see Simpson losing two out of three to let someone tie them for first.  They have BV @ home and Coe and Dubuque on the road.    

Coe is @ Wartburg and BV, home against Simpson and Central.  Three of the top four teams.  Could be a rough two weeks.  I don't see Coe winning out.  Wartburg and Simpson look tough to win and Coe hasn't come close on the road at BV the last two years and only won by two at home this year.

The tornament seeding will be, 1. Simpson  2. Wartburg  3. Coe  4. Buena Vista    
5. Dubuque  6. Loras.    
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 08, 2010, 03:41:13 pm
Watched the Cornell/UD game and Central/Luther game simultaneously. UD and Luther both get wins. The battle for the 7-8-9 spots starting to shake out. One observation from the UD game...Mollie Whiting has got to be the best freshman in the IIAC. Very tough off the dribble and plays with a lot of poise for a freshman, very impressive!

As a UD fan, that is good news.  The story on Coach Noll is he is a very good recruiter.  Hopefully the Spartan women can start to be a constistant top level IIAC team. 

The NCAA just recently made it okay for D3 coaches to coach AAU again in the summer. I wonder if Coach Noll will be getting back into that scene? If so, that could be quite an advantage for UD and for other schools whose coaches have access to AAU teams.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 08, 2010, 08:31:24 pm
Krazy, did you mean the race for second third and fourth?  I don't see Simpson losing two out of three to let someone tie them for first.  They have BV @ home and Coe and Dubuque on the road.    

Coe is @ Wartburg and BV, home against Simpson and Central.  Three of the top four teams.  Could be a rough two weeks.  I don't see Coe winning out.  Wartburg and Simpson look tough to win and Coe hasn't come close on the road at BV the last two years and only won by two at home this year.

The tornament seeding will be, 1. Simpson  2. Wartburg  3. Coe  4. Buena Vista    
5. Dubuque  6. Loras.    

My take on Tourney Seeds with Records in IIAC:

1. Simpson 14-2
2. Coe 13-3
3. Wartburg 12-4
4. Buena Vista 9-7
5. Loras 8-8
6. Dubuque 8-8
7. Luther 4-12
8. Cornell 2-14
9. Central 2-14
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 08, 2010, 10:23:59 pm
Predicted finish order:

Simpson 15-1   1st  Far and away the best IIAC team. Might get beat if they shoot poorly and turn it over on the road.
Coe    12-4 2nd    Has some good talent/depth and plays pretty good D, which will help them down the stretch.
Wartburg    12-4 2nd  Success depends on scoring from Hempen and Harrington. Don't score a lot inside.
UD    10-5 4th  Interesting group. Tough to beat when they shoot well. Also have pretty decent depth.
BV    8-7 5th  Muhlbauer always gets hers and when Hauswirth scores they put up pts in a hurry. Suspect defensive team.
Loras    7-9 6th  Had some ups and downs this year. Will have to get hot down the stretch to stay out of the 6th seed.
Luther    4-12 7th Scrappy team, plays hard but lacks depth. If Jewell or Stenhaug ever went down they'd be in trouble.
Cornell    3-13 8th  Young team that has shown flashes. Lidd is a staple in the middle and they have some capable shoters.
Central    1-15 9th  Not overly talented and play no D. Bad combo!!!

Should be an exciting finish. There are a number of great matchups that could go either way for teams 2-6. This is a time of year where teams that are playing well generally keep rolling and teams that are up and down go in the tank.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 08, 2010, 10:33:25 pm
Also, while we're on the subject of recruiting. Who does Coach Niemuth know down in AZ that keeps feeding him players? I remember a couple years ago they had that one girl who was their 6th player from AZ and she was like a 23 or 24 year old sophomore. And now they have that Bledsoe kid who is undoubtedly the fastest player in the IIAC. She completely keys their uptempo style. I know doolittle mentioned Coach Noll and there are some others in this league who've done well recruiting but nobody really gives Simpson a whole lot of credit for the great recruiting job they've done. They just seem to reload every year. I would be interested to know how a JUCO kid from AZ ends up at SC.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 09, 2010, 07:46:53 am
Conference rankings in D3 WBB...IIAC coming in at 3rd out of 49 leagues. Also of note, Simpson has the #1 offense in the country according to masseyratings.com

1 Wisconsin IAC 9 54 26 0.157 3.18 65.62 1.50 1.82 0.5787
2 NE Smalls 10 100 28 0.064 1.27 63.27 1.93 2.55 0.3518
3 Iowa IAC 9 46 35 -0.080 -1.44 65.89 -3.40 1.69 0.4447
4 University AA 8 66 21 -0.083 -2.51 61.23 0.19 3.68 0.4456
5 Northwest 9 39 40 -0.092 -1.98 61.22 0.73 2.86 0.3960
6 Ill & Wisc 8 51 36 -0.122 -3.38 62.76 -2.21 2.16 0.3159
7 Little East 8 60 26 -0.217 -4.52 58.84 0.57 3.45 0.4384
8 Minnesota IAC 12 15 23 -0.218 -4.95 61.55 -2.56 2.12 0.4457
9 Centennial 11 32 17 -0.311 -6.99 58.24 -1.29 1.04 0.4224
10 Michigan IAA 9 37 39 -0.370 -8.35 57.40 -1.81 2.30 0.3810
11 New Jersey A.C. 10 64 47 -0.371 -8.05 58.69 -2.81 2.06 0.2879
12 Midwest 10 38 29 -0.383 -8.70 59.17 -3.94 4.07 0.3925
13 Ohio AC 10 37 32 -0.394 -8.88 60.41 -5.35 2.14 0.4765
14 Landmark 8 58 27 -0.396 -9.40 58.16 -3.63 2.65 0.3453
15 NAIA 1 429 346 -0.410 -6.84 58.94 -1.84 2.71 1.0000
15 NAIA II 1 392 462 -0.410 -6.84 58.94 -1.84 2.71 1.0000
15 California Pacific 1 26 69 -0.410 -6.84 58.94 -1.84 2.71 1.0000
18 American SW 15 32 28 -0.416 -9.29 59.82 -5.17 4.76 0.3844
19 Mid Atlantic 15 80 66 -0.443 -9.72 57.76 -3.54 3.08 0.4262
20 Southern CAC 12 60 41 -0.449 -9.78 61.60 -7.45 4.68 0.4113
21 Capital 9 38 34 -0.497 -11.21 55.23 -2.50 2.58 0.3718
22 Southern Cal IAC 8 55 31 -0.524 -12.00 56.67 -4.73 1.35 0.3294
23 Empire 8 9 40 34 -0.552 -12.07 56.12 -4.25 1.45 0.4531
24 Liberty League 8 40 40 -0.582 -13.42 54.95 -4.44 1.51 0.5336
25 Mass St 7 48 35 -0.614 -14.25 55.70 -6.02 4.02 0.5582
26 Presidents' AC 10 37 32 -0.624 -13.68 55.43 -5.17 3.95 0.4458
27 Old Dominion AC 11 23 26 -0.649 -14.33 56.19 -6.59 2.11 0.3927
28 NCAA 438 433 283 -0.675 -15.03 55.53 -6.62 2.65 0.3514
28 NCAA III 438 255 294 -0.675 -15.03 55.53 -6.62 2.65 0.3514
30 Heartland CAC 9 31 47 -0.680 -14.68 56.60 -7.35 3.32 0.4666
31 SUNY AC 10 31 37 -0.683 -15.01 53.94 -5.01 2.17 0.4419
32 USA South 10 34 25 -0.685 -15.75 56.02 -7.83 2.74 0.3621
33 Northern Athletic 13 28 48 -0.704 -15.51 54.28 -5.86 1.53 0.4702
34 Upper Midwest 8 33 45 -0.773 -17.29 52.92 -6.27 0.46 0.3840
35 North Coast AC 9 30 48 -0.786 -17.36 54.64 -8.07 2.44 0.4313
36 NE W&M 10 25 38 -0.823 -18.27 50.12 -4.45 1.43 0.4094
37 Commonwealth Coast 14 82 75 -0.904 -20.32 52.53 -8.92 2.84 0.4276
38 Colonial States 11 44 50 -0.953 -20.91 54.53 -11.51 2.59 0.3217
39 St Louis IAC 10 32 62 -0.968 -21.37 53.38 -10.81 3.08 0.4587
40 Skyline 10 34 27 -1.064 -24.10 50.40 -10.56 2.02 0.3038
41 Great Northeast 13 75 84 -1.082 -24.16 51.72 -11.94 1.98 0.3436
42 Allegheny Mtn 11 18 32 -1.149 -25.55 50.52 -12.13 2.07 0.3021
43 City Univ NY 10 36 66 -1.150 -25.04 51.63 -12.73 1.55 0.3369
44 Great South 8 22 45 -1.248 -27.07 50.47 -13.60 4.63 0.2929
45 NCAA III Ind 21 98 222 -1.318 -28.87 48.58 -13.51 2.26 0.2571
46 North Atlantic 8 30 49 -1.338 -29.88 49.54 -15.48 4.28 0.3802
47 Pennsylvania AC 1 4 14 -1.351 -29.69 40.74 -6.49 3.57 1.0000
48 North Eastern AC 11 29 53 -1.550 -34.72 43.81 -14.59 4.72 0.3654
49 New England CC 9 14 57 -1.941 -43.08 39.69 -18.83 2.54 0.3491

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 09, 2010, 07:58:42 am
I loves me some stats...thanks h_j
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 09, 2010, 02:31:41 pm
Central    1-15 9th  Not overly talented and play no D. Bad combo!!!

Should be an exciting finish. There are a number of great matchups that could go either way for teams 2-6. This is a time of year where teams that are playing well generally keep rolling and teams that are up and down go in the tank.
I think that Central actually has a few talented players and they were playing teams well early in the season.  Guess I can't argue with the idea that teams that are up and down, or in our case, simply down, go in the tank though.  Central doesn't seem to be playing with any fire, even though a couple of girls are raising their individual game at times.

Jerry Nikkel was very good as a high school boys coach, but maybe he doesn't have what it takes as a college women's coach.  It would be fun to see Scott De Jong from Ankeny take over the team his daughter played on in college and Central is his alma mater.  I'm not sure if Nikkel is still the "interim" head coach or if he is the actual head coach now that it has been two years, but I would like to see him moving the program forward and I'm not seeing any signs of that happening, even though I think he has a few really good players. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 09, 2010, 05:18:47 pm
Klompen, I agree that they have a couple nice players, but they would need more then they have to overcome where they're at. How hard does Nikkel recruit? I am just curious because I would think being in Pella, you would need to recruit awfully hard to draw kids to a smaller community like that. Not that it's a difficult sell, because it seems to be a nice school but I am just curious how hard their WBB staff hits the recruiting scene. If I were coaching there, I'd would try to recruit Minnesota heavily, in addition to recruiting all of Iowa. There are lots of good kids in Minnesota.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 09, 2010, 06:21:14 pm
Klompen, I agree that they have a couple nice players, but they would need more then they have to overcome where they're at. How hard does Nikkel recruit? I am just curious because I would think being in Pella, you would need to recruit awfully hard to draw kids to a smaller community like that. Not that it's a difficult sell, because it seems to be a nice school but I am just curious how hard their WBB staff hits the recruiting scene. If I were coaching there, I'd would try to recruit Minnesota heavily, in addition to recruiting all of Iowa. There are lots of good kids in Minnesota.

Mt. Vernon - 3,390
Decorah - 8,172
Waverly - 8,968
Pella - 9,832
Storm Lake - 10,076
Indianola - 12,998

Dubuque - 57,250
Cedar Rapids - 128,056

I've always thought Decorah, Waverly, Pella, Storm Lake, and Indianola were similar type communities.  Good coaching and institutional support go a long ways towards attracting talented student athletes. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 09, 2010, 07:12:29 pm
I just checked the starters for the top three teams, only two from out of state.  I didn't check all the rosters but, with the exception of the Dubuque colleges drawing from Wisconsin and Luther who draws several from Minnesota there are very few from  out of state.  You don't need to recruit out of state.

Hoop Junkie mentioned the girl that showed up at Simpson for one season.  I have a feeling one winter was enough.    

Pella has a lot to offer example: they get out of school for a couple of days for the Tulip Festival.

quote of the day
"Are you crying.  There's no crying in Baseball."  Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own.  

I wanted to use this quote when Nikkel was the hot topic but didn't get to it.  I think Nikkel is a good coach.  I also think you need continuity in a program.  The coaches from Simpson (23 yrs), BV (18 yrs) , and Luther (26yrs) have won all the Championships since 2003.  Jane must have started coaching when she was thirteen.  I thought she was only 39.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 10, 2010, 12:52:21 pm
Here are the hot picks for tonight...

Buena Vista at Simpson - Would love for the Beavers to knock off the Storm, but I just don't see that happening.

Coe at Wartburg - Kohawks get a win here and put themselves in position to get a first round bye in the tournament.  Don't expect a 32 point lashing like they gave the Knights last time, they'll have to earn this one.

Loras at Central - Duhawks take this, as I just can't see this Central team beating anyone.

Luther at Dubuque - Luther shouldn't be able to win this on the road. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 10, 2010, 01:27:19 pm
Klompen, I agree that they have a couple nice players, but they would need more then they have to overcome where they're at. How hard does Nikkel recruit? I am just curious because I would think being in Pella, you would need to recruit awfully hard to draw kids to a smaller community like that. Not that it's a difficult sell, because it seems to be a nice school but I am just curious how hard their WBB staff hits the recruiting scene. If I were coaching there, I'd would try to recruit Minnesota heavily, in addition to recruiting all of Iowa. There are lots of good kids in Minnesota.

Mt. Vernon - 3,390
Decorah - 8,172
Waverly - 8,968
Pella - 9,832
Storm Lake - 10,076
Indianola - 12,998

Dubuque - 57,250
Cedar Rapids - 128,056

I've always thought Decorah, Waverly, Pella, Storm Lake, and Indianola were similar type communities.  Good coaching and institutional support go a long ways towards attracting talented student athletes. 

Indianola is right by Des Moines and Waverly is right by Cedar Falls. That is a big help in recruiting to those areas. Unless you grew up in a rural area, most kids don't want to go to college in small Iowa towns. I realize that most of Iowa is smaller communities but in order to get some of the caliber players that other schools are getting, Central in particular needs to branch out. And Luther's best player is from Minnesota so I don't see why you wouldn't go out of state if you were those schools. I agree that a quality coach and quality institution can help and that's most evident in Wartburg's case. Their campus, along with UD are the two nicest in the IIAC. That being said, the two Dubuque schools have a major advantage over the others in recruiting, being located on a tri-state border. It's easy to sell that distance to WI/Il kids and also being an Iowa institution they're able to go after any Iowa kids that they want.

Side note, Margo Muhlbauer of BV is 53 pts away from 2000 going into tonight. That's quite an accomplishment! IMO she should be POY in the IIAC.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 10, 2010, 03:54:12 pm

Indianola is right by Des Moines and Waverly is right by Cedar Falls. That is a big help in recruiting to those areas. Unless you grew up in a rural area, most kids don't want to go to college in small Iowa towns. I realize that most of Iowa is smaller communities but in order to get some of the caliber players that other schools are getting, Central in particular needs to branch out. And Luther's best player is from Minnesota so I don't see why you wouldn't go out of state if you were those schools. I agree that a quality coach and quality institution can help and that's most evident in Wartburg's case. Their campus, along with UD are the two nicest in the IIAC. That being said, the two Dubuque schools have a major advantage over the others in recruiting, being located on a tri-state border. It's easy to sell that distance to WI/Il kids and also being an Iowa institution they're able to go after any Iowa kids that they want.

Side note, Margo Muhlbauer of BV is 53 pts away from 2000 going into tonight. That's quite an accomplishment! IMO she should be POY in the IIAC.

Nice to see some UD love from an outsider.  An old guy like me can remember the days when the UD campus was looked down on.  Now it's a pretty nice place. 

I think Muhlbauer does get POY.  She is a great talent and the conference powers seem to know it too. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 10, 2010, 05:04:27 pm
Klompen, I agree that they have a couple nice players, but they would need more then they have to overcome where they're at. How hard does Nikkel recruit? I am just curious because I would think being in Pella, you would need to recruit awfully hard to draw kids to a smaller community like that. Not that it's a difficult sell, because it seems to be a nice school but I am just curious how hard their WBB staff hits the recruiting scene. If I were coaching there, I'd would try to recruit Minnesota heavily, in addition to recruiting all of Iowa. There are lots of good kids in Minnesota.

I think you may have hit the nail on the head in that I'm not sure Nikkel is the best recruiter.  He didn't have to recruit as a high school coach.  I think one of the assistants may do the majority of it and that is never a good thing.  If we just take whoever wants to come to Central regardless of the WBB program, I shudder to think.  I really thought that when Natalie was here she did a pretty good job of recruiting and I don't think she got much time to turn things around. 

Nikkel is a real nice guy, but as Coach Boschee said when replacing Dan Mason, "I don't want people to say he was a real nice guy when I leave.  I want them to say he was a great coach."
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 10, 2010, 05:11:36 pm
Is anyone else in the running for POY.  I think Margo M is a stud, glad her boyfriend stayed at Central instead of transferring to BV, or maybe they broke up?

Central can get Iowa kids, with the 4 lane up to Des Moines now, I don't think the size of Pella is as big a deal.  And we have some stores open on Sunday now!   :o
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 10, 2010, 10:34:02 pm
Other players that would be considered for POY are:

Lindsay Bava- Loras
Jen Nichols- UD
Stacey Schutjer- Simpson

Last year, I felt that the IIAC coaches really goofed this award up badly. I can't even remember which kid from Simpson won it but she probably wasn't even a top 5 choice for POY. Muhlbauer has to be the clear favorite. She averages 6 more points than the next closest player. The 3 players I mentioned above are all solid but Muhlbauer has been more consistent than Bava and Nichols so I think she should get it. Although, it seems Simpson must've had a great focus on stopping her in tonight's game (3 pts, i'm assuming that's a season low and probably career low for her). However, in Margo's favor, BV won the game and she has sort of become the Stephen Curry of the conference, seeing double teams on a regular basis.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 11, 2010, 12:39:41 am
Did anyone see the Simpson vs. BV?  What kind of defense did Simpson use to hold Margo M to 1-13 shooting from the field.  MM is also good at driving to the hoop drawing the foul.  She only shot one FT.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 11, 2010, 08:09:44 am
Whether it was man or in their standard 2-3, or a box and 1 I'm sure they didn't let her catch the ball. Probably guarded her face to face the entire length of the floor.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 11, 2010, 09:36:58 am
At the start of the season the Central women seemed to be playing well together, as things went south, everyone seemed to start playing for themselves.  The Central men went from bottom, or near bottom feeder, to top of the conference by playing more as a team than I have seen in years, maybe the women need to stick around and watch the men play and learn.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 11, 2010, 09:54:49 am
Klompen, I am curious as to whether or not you think Coach Nikkel will be back? I could see this being the kind of season that would frustrate a coach near the end of his career enough to where he hangs it up. Just wondering what your thoughts are for the future of the Dutch women?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 11, 2010, 10:19:16 am
Klompen, I agree that they have a couple nice players, but they would need more then they have to overcome where they're at. How hard does Nikkel recruit? I am just curious because I would think being in Pella, you would need to recruit awfully hard to draw kids to a smaller community like that. Not that it's a difficult sell, because it seems to be a nice school but I am just curious how hard their WBB staff hits the recruiting scene. If I were coaching there, I'd would try to recruit Minnesota heavily, in addition to recruiting all of Iowa. There are lots of good kids in Minnesota.
Congratulations to the Central Men's team for clinching the title last night.  Miguel Ley, from Texas lead the team with 18.1 ppg.  The next seven players in minutes and scoring were from Iowa.  Liming 17.5, Holan 10.6, Madsen 7.9 Bruns 6.3, Cooper 5.4, Chapline 4.9, and Caves 1.1.  

Hoop Junkie this proves you were right a team needs at least one player from out of state to win in Pella.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 11, 2010, 10:25:26 am
Haha, I'm glad someone sees it my way. Miguel Ley is flat out tough! I just think going out of state is how D3 teams can sometimes get that diamond in the rough type of player. It's not always easy to do. Just because you try and recruit out of state doesn't mean you'll land anything worthwhile, although you won't know unless you try.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 11, 2010, 11:32:13 am
Klompen, I am curious as to whether or not you think Coach Nikkel will be back? I could see this being the kind of season that would frustrate a coach near the end of his career enough to where he hangs it up. Just wondering what your thoughts are for the future of the Dutch women?
I would think it would be enough to make him think about hanging it up, but have not heard anything one way or another about what he is thinking.  I think there are a lot of people around Pella that thought he would be successful because of what he did at the HS level, but it sure has not translated to college ball and people see that.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 11, 2010, 11:36:39 am
Haha, I'm glad someone sees it my way. Miguel Ley is flat out tough! I just think going out of state is how D3 teams can sometimes get that diamond in the rough type of player. It's not always easy to do. Just because you try and recruit out of state doesn't mean you'll land anything worthwhile, although you won't know unless you try.
Miguel Ley has been a tremendous spark plug for the Central team.  I know some people think he shoots too much, but there were a lot of times that he was the only one willing to actually take a shot prior to this year, so I don't think that criticism is fair.  It was nice to see others step up their game to match his intensity. 

Coach Boschee does a lot of out of state recruiting because it is too hard to recruit against all the other IIAC teams.  Now that we won the championship, that might get easier.  But graduating all 5 starters will mean serious rebuilding, but lots of opportunities too.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 11, 2010, 12:21:15 pm
Other players that would be considered for POY are:

Lindsay Bava- Loras
Jen Nichols- UD
Stacey Schutjer- Simpson

Last year, I felt that the IIAC coaches really goofed this award up badly. I can't even remember which kid from Simpson won it but she probably wasn't even a top 5 choice for POY. Muhlbauer has to be the clear favorite. She averages 6 more points than the next closest player. The 3 players I mentioned above are all solid but Muhlbauer has been more consistent than Bava and Nichols so I think she should get it. Although, it seems Simpson must've had a great focus on stopping her in tonight's game (3 pts, i'm assuming that's a season low and probably career low for her). However, in Margo's favor, BV won the game and she has sort of become the Stephen Curry of the conference, seeing double teams on a regular basis.

How can you not even mention Kayla Waskow in this group?  She's sixth in the league in scoring at 14.9, 10th with 5.5 boards per game and third in shooting percentage at 60.3.  All of this while playing for the second place team that has a shot at the title still.  Not too bad of numbers for coming back from a torn ACL.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 11, 2010, 12:56:43 pm
Only reason I left her off is because she's a sophomore and I don't really see the coaches voting for her over the seniors. Now I know Schutjer is a sophomore but she's the best player on the best team so that makes her a logical choice. Waskow should be on the ballot, but Muhlbauer, Nichols and Bava have put up these numbers for 4 years so it's pretty obvious that if it didn't go to Muhlbauer it would go to one of those 2. Waskow will be all conference and have her chance at POY, maybe in the next year or 2. There's a handful of others that probably deserve mention in this forum but would have a very outside chance of winning the award. I believe the 4 players that I mentioned have the greatest chance of winning it, with Muhlbauer as the favorite.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 11, 2010, 03:10:39 pm
Only reason I left her off is because she's a sophomore and I don't really see the coaches voting for her over the seniors. Now I know Schutjer is a sophomore but she's the best player on the best team so that makes her a logical choice. Waskow should be on the ballot, but Muhlbauer, Nichols and Bava have put up these numbers for 4 years so it's pretty obvious that if it didn't go to Muhlbauer it would go to one of those 2. Waskow will be all conference and have her chance at POY, maybe in the next year or 2. There's a handful of others that probably deserve mention in this forum but would have a very outside chance of winning the award. I believe the 4 players that I mentioned have the greatest chance of winning it, with Muhlbauer as the favorite.

Dear Hoop_junkie,

Sophomores can win MVP Awards.

Signed,

Brad Boyle
Coe's Sophomore IIAC Football MVP

I see what you're saying, but if the Kohawks can pull off 3 more wins, they win the league title and she should be a serious contender for the award.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 11, 2010, 03:38:19 pm
I agree. I really like Waskow's game. Hard to ignore what Muhlbauer has done for the past 4 years though. Waskow has not reached that level yet, but it's early.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 12, 2010, 09:16:24 am
Only reason I left her off is because she's a sophomore and I don't really see the coaches voting for her over the seniors. Now I know Schutjer is a sophomore but she's the best player on the best team so that makes her a logical choice. Waskow should be on the ballot, but Muhlbauer, Nichols and Bava have put up these numbers for 4 years so it's pretty obvious that if it didn't go to Muhlbauer it would go to one of those 2. Waskow will be all conference and have her chance at POY, maybe in the next year or 2. There's a handful of others that probably deserve mention in this forum but would have a very outside chance of winning the award. I believe the 4 players that I mentioned have the greatest chance of winning it, with Muhlbauer as the favorite.

Dear Hoop_junkie,

Sophomores can win MVP Awards.

Signed,

Brad Boyle
Coe's Sophomore IIAC Football MVP

I see what you're saying, but if the Kohawks can pull off 3 more wins, they win the league title and she should be a serious contender for the award.
Cosigned,
Vance Schuring
Sophomore and Junior IIAC football MVP, beat out in senior year by his own QB and nagging injury
And, I think one excellent year beats 4 great years.  Maybe they need a career MVP award.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 12, 2010, 11:01:23 am
Only reason I left her off is because she's a sophomore and I don't really see the coaches voting for her over the seniors. Now I know Schutjer is a sophomore but she's the best player on the best team so that makes her a logical choice. Waskow should be on the ballot, but Muhlbauer, Nichols and Bava have put up these numbers for 4 years so it's pretty obvious that if it didn't go to Muhlbauer it would go to one of those 2. Waskow will be all conference and have her chance at POY, maybe in the next year or 2. There's a handful of others that probably deserve mention in this forum but would have a very outside chance of winning the award. I believe the 4 players that I mentioned have the greatest chance of winning it, with Muhlbauer as the favorite.

Dear Hoop_junkie,

Sophomores can win MVP Awards.

Signed,

Brad Boyle
Coe's Sophomore IIAC Football MVP

I see what you're saying, but if the Kohawks can pull off 3 more wins, they win the league title and she should be a serious contender for the award.
Cosigned,
Vance Schuring
Sophomore and Junior IIAC football MVP, beat out in senior year by his own QB and nagging injury
And, I think one excellent year beats 4 great years.  Maybe they need a career MVP award.

This!  Been waiting for someone to say it.  The MVP award is the who had the best season and contributed to their teams success, not who had the best four-year career.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 12, 2010, 11:14:22 am
Well, yes and no.  First off, it helps if you are on a team that either wins the conference or finishes near the top.  Put any of these players on a 1-15 team and it would be very strange to see them win POY.  Also, all things being equal.  If two players have somewhat similar stats, you will normally see a senior win POY over a sophomore.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 12, 2010, 12:42:08 pm
What are everyone's thoughts on the big game tomorrow? 

I don't know that the Coe women's basketball program has ever played in a bigger game than tomorrows...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 12, 2010, 12:48:07 pm
What are everyone's thoughts on the big game tomorrow? 

I don't know that the Coe women's basketball program has ever played in a bigger game than tomorrows...
The women are still playing???  I stopped watching a long time ago. :-\
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 12, 2010, 01:13:16 pm
I've always felt that a POY award is based on the player having the best season or the player who is most valuable to their particular team. I believe tha Muhlbauer is probably both. To me there's no question, she should be POY.

As for tomorrow's games. Kohawk, I really believe the key to beating Simpson is controlling the tempo. If Coe can slow them down in transition and make it a halfcourt game I like their chances. Simpson scores a lot of points in transition and has the #1 scoring offense in D3 WBB. They have the fastest PG that I've seen this year in D3 in Bledsoe and they are very good at what they do. That being said, they don't deviate away from what they do. They're going to play a 2-3 on D and look to push the ball up the sideline on offense. Coe will need SC to make a few turnovers, but as BV just showed us, SC is susceptible. I am really looking forward to tomorrow's games. It's a shame that I'll be stuck at work, not able to watch any.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 12, 2010, 04:06:53 pm
What are everyone's thoughts on the big game tomorrow?  

I don't know that the Coe women's basketball program has ever played in a bigger game than tomorrows...

Two years ago Coe played for the tournament championship and lost to Simpson 94 to 80 in a game closer than the score indicates.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 12, 2010, 05:00:16 pm
2 years ago, that Coe team was dominated by seniors and had really good toughness. I see some of the same qualities in this Coe team. I know I might hear crickets for saying this, but this is a game where Coe could really use a Brittany Norris.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 12, 2010, 05:13:30 pm
2 years ago, that Coe team was dominated by seniors and had really good toughness. I see some of the same qualities in this Coe team. I know I might hear crickets for saying this, but this is a game where Coe could really use a Brittany Norris.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 12, 2010, 05:27:15 pm
What are everyone's thoughts on the big game tomorrow?  

I don't know that the Coe women's basketball program has ever played in a bigger game than tomorrows...

Two years ago Coe played for the tournament championship and lost to Simpson 94 to 80 in a game closer than the score indicates.  

That Simpson team was unreal that year.  There was no way Coe was going to win that game as a #4 seed.  The upset of Luther in the Semifinals was the highlight.  Simpson was up 23 points on Coe with 2:04 to play in that championship game, so it really wasn't that close.

The difference this year is that Coe is playing for a conference title.  If they win out, they win the title.  Something that has NEVER been done before in women's hoops at Coe.  On top of that, I don't think they have ever beaten a ranked team before either, so a lot of "first" could come from tomorrow's game.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 12, 2010, 06:00:49 pm
I felt that 2 years ago, Coe should have gotten an at large bid. I know that can sometimes be a stretch but this year it might not be out of the question for the IIAC. IIAC after all is the 3rd strongest conference out of 49 leagues in the country!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 12, 2010, 10:24:05 pm
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What are everyone's thoughts on the big game tomorrow?  

I don't know that the Coe women's basketball program has ever played in a bigger game than tomorrows...

Two years ago Coe played for the tournament championship and lost to Simpson 94 to 80 in a game closer than the score indicates.  

That Simpson team was unreal that year.  There was no way Coe was going to win that game as a #4 seed.  The upset of Luther in the Semifinals was the highlight.  Simpson was up 23 points on Coe with 2:04 to play in that championship game, so it really wasn't that close.

The difference this year is that Coe is playing for a conference title.  If they win out, they win the title.  Something that has NEVER been done before in women's hoops at Coe.  On top of that, I don't think they have ever beaten a ranked team before either, so a lot of "first" could come from tomorrow's game.
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I haven't been able to access the play by play on that game but I think at the 3/4 mark it was about seven pts. and Coe was the number three seed not four.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 13, 2010, 09:55:21 am
Kohawk Krazy hadn't started this yet and I will be gone later.  So I'm getting in my picks now...

Buena Vista @ Cornell  Margo scores more than 3 points in this one ;)

Dubuque @ Loras   Homer pick...but I do believe the Lady Spartans are the better team

Simpson @ Coe  Home cooking wins out, plus Simpson still trying to figure out their BV loss

Wartburg @ Luther   Wartburg wins and the first fight of the season breaks out between teams
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 13, 2010, 12:10:30 pm
I felt that 2 years ago, Coe should have gotten an at large bid. I know that can sometimes be a stretch but this year it might not be out of the question for the IIAC. IIAC after all is the 3rd strongest conference out of 49 leagues in the country!

As an Iowa boy who has lived in the Twin Cities for a little over 10 years now I would have to say that the MIAC is WAY better than the IIAC.  I got to watch Simpson play last year in the NCAA Tournament up at CSB (St. Ben's) and was not all that impressed with them.  They looked very average against a very good UW-Whitewater team (which CSB then subsequently beat the following night).

Would be neat, though, to see Coe do the seemingly unthinkable and knock off Simpson and steal the IIAC title.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 13, 2010, 12:59:12 pm
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald with a preview of the UD/Loras clash this afternoon. 

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=273118
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 13, 2010, 02:28:47 pm
I feel four sweeps coming today...

Buena Vista at Cornell - Beavers are hot right now...this Cornell team can't stop them....

Dubuque at Loras - Might be a good game, but I think the Duhawks take it...

Simpson at Coe - This is going to be a battle...Can't wait to head to Eby to check it out!!!

Wartburg at Luther - Knights win this one easy.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 13, 2010, 03:31:00 pm
Dubuque up 34-28 at the half over Loras. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 13, 2010, 04:31:42 pm
Dubuque wins @ Loras 68-59
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 13, 2010, 06:24:56 pm
Central puts teamwork first and wins against the bye.  It was closer than it should have been though.   :'(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 13, 2010, 08:33:15 pm
How about them Kohawks today!!!

Win the last two games and the road to March goes through Eby Fieldhouse!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 13, 2010, 11:07:18 pm
I felt that 2 years ago, Coe should have gotten an at large bid. I know that can sometimes be a stretch but this year it might not be out of the question for the IIAC. IIAC after all is the 3rd strongest conference out of 49 leagues in the country!

As an Iowa boy who has lived in the Twin Cities for a little over 10 years now I would have to say that the MIAC is WAY better than the IIAC.  I got to watch Simpson play last year in the NCAA Tournament up at CSB (St. Ben's) and was not all that impressed with them.  They looked very average against a very good UW-Whitewater team (which CSB then subsequently beat the following night).

Would be neat, though, to see Coe do the seemingly unthinkable and knock off Simpson and steal the IIAC title.

The top of the MIAC might be as good or better than the top of the IIAC but the bottom of the MIAC is weaker than the bottom of the IIAC and the middle of both leagues is quite similar.

Plus, if you will refer to my post that included the massey ratings, you will see that the IIAC was ranked as the 3rd best league and the MIAC was 6th or 7th I believe.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 14, 2010, 04:57:53 pm
Junkie and LA Rams the MIAC plays twenty two games in league and only three out.  The IIAC plays sixteen games in league and nine out.  

The IIAC has played #3 Illinois Wesleyan, #11 Cathage, and # 19 DePauw.
In the Central Region the league has played U of Chicago (one pt. out of top 25)  and University of Wisconsin Whitewater (four times).

I have not checked the MIAC but doubt they have played that many quality teams.  That would hurt their RPI.

I forgot one west region rated team the IIAC has played Gustavus Adolphus.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 14, 2010, 05:28:50 pm
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald with a story on the UD women basketball team.

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=273180

At 15-8 this is the 2nd highest win total for the UD women.  Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 15, 2010, 09:41:19 am
Congratulations to Coe and Dubuque on their team accomplishments.  Always glad to see Simpson women get beat.   ;D  As to Central women, maybe they need to compete in the bottom half of the IIAC and MIAC until they can get back to the top.  They have fallen a long ways from winning the DIII title in 1993.  Maybe Beth Warner could come back and coach.  She was a great assistant coach, for a WB grad.   ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 15, 2010, 12:25:56 pm
Central puts teamwork first and wins against the bye.  It was closer than it should have been though.   :'(

Reminds me of an exhibition football game in 1973.  Frank Lautabur's Iowa Hawkeyes (0-11) against George Halas worst in the NFL Bears.  Bears won with time running down after Lautabur got mad at the refs and pulled his team off the field.  The Bears scored a field goal three plays later on a 4th and goal from the two yard line.  Well it could have happened.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 16, 2010, 12:25:07 pm
Basketball at Central this year is really the two-headed coin.  Men's fans are loving this year and women's fans can't wait for it to just be over.  I just hope that both coaches are recruiting like mad, the women need some good players to help support the good ones that we do have and the men are graduating all 5 starters.  At least it is easier to recruit to what has become a winning program for the men.  If the women's coach stays, he will have his work cut out for him.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 16, 2010, 03:21:47 pm
Basketball at Central this year is really the two-headed coin.  Men's fans are loving this year and women's fans can't wait for it to just be over.  I just hope that both coaches are recruiting like mad, the women need some good players to help support the good ones that we do have and the men are graduating all 5 starters.  At least it is easier to recruit to what has become a winning program for the men.  If the women's coach stays, he will have his work cut out for him.


Coe's men's and women's teams are almost mirror images to Central in the standings.

We feel your pain.  We also know that the Coe's men and Central's women will rise again!

Speaking of Jarsma Bakery and Dutch Letters if you are coming to Coe on Wed. I would reimburse you for one Dutch Letter (no mileage).
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 16, 2010, 04:35:41 pm
Basketball at Central this year is really the two-headed coin.  Men's fans are loving this year and women's fans can't wait for it to just be over.  I just hope that both coaches are recruiting like mad, the women need some good players to help support the good ones that we do have and the men are graduating all 5 starters.  At least it is easier to recruit to what has become a winning program for the men.  If the women's coach stays, he will have his work cut out for him.


Coe's men's and women's teams are almost mirror images to Central in the standings.

We feel your pain.  We also know that the Coe's men and Central's women will rise again!

Speaking Jarsma Bakery and Dutch Letters if you are coming to Coe on Wed. I would reimburse you for one Dutch Letter (no mileage).
I would love to help you out, but I am going to have to settle for watching on the internet.  But I will EAT a Dutch letter while watching, if that helps!   :D :D :D

I believe that the Central women and Coe men will rise again, but I'm afraid the Coe men might do it faster.  Central's women have been down for awhile and that is hard to turn around.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 16, 2010, 06:41:54 pm
Basketball at Central this year is really the two-headed coin.  Men's fans are loving this year and women's fans can't wait for it to just be over.  I just hope that both coaches are recruiting like mad, the women need some good players to help support the good ones that we do have and the men are graduating all 5 starters.  At least it is easier to recruit to what has become a winning program for the men.  If the women's coach stays, he will have his work cut out for him.


Coe's men's and women's teams are almost mirror images to Central in the standings.

We feel your pain.  We also know that the Coe's men and Central's women will rise again!

Speaking Jarsma Bakery and Dutch Letters if you are coming to Coe on Wed. I would reimburse you for one Dutch Letter (no mileage).
I would love to help you out, but I am going to have to settle for watching on the internet.  But I will EAT a Dutch letter while watching, if that helps!   :D :D :D

I believe that the Central women and Coe men will rise again, but I'm afraid the Coe men might do it faster.  Central's women have been down for awhile and that is hard to turn around.

Signed, the UD athletic department.  ;)

But it can be turned around.  UD football has turned a corner.  UD men and women soccer finished 2nd in the IIAC last fall with the women winning the conference tourney.  UD wrestling is nationally ranked and had a national champ last year.  Mens indoor track is currently nationally ranked.  Sports programs can and do get turned around.  It helps if you get good coaching AND an administration that supports you...(or offers special athletic aid) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 17, 2010, 09:13:06 am
And the Central wrestlers climbed to 7th after being last for a long time after having had a very strong program.  Yes, there is hope, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. 

I do believe that things are changing, I see Dubuque climbing in football, Simpson moving to something other than a sure thing in Women's basketball, BV not being a sure thing in men's BB, Central moving up in wrestling, but sadly down in volleyball.  All things change in time.  Even Central had one season with 5 losses in football a few years ago.  Don't see that happening again soon though.  Phew!   ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 17, 2010, 02:07:09 pm
My picks for tonight...

Central @ Coe   Kohawks win...Klompen is consoled by eating a Dutch Letter...bird dog, while happy with a win...is hungry ;D

Cornell @ Luther battle between 2 teams with no post season dreams goes to the home team

Dubuque @ Buena Vista   both teams sit at 9-5 in league play and 15-8 overall...tie breaker goes to the home team :'(

Loras @ Wartburg  Wartburg women wrap up league play with a win...hope for some help in getting a tie for the conference title
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 17, 2010, 04:37:48 pm
My picks for tonight...

Central @ Coe   Kohawks win...Klompen is consoled by eating a Dutch Letter...bird dog, while happy with a win...is hungry ;D

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  You've heard of the freshman 15?  This is the Dutch 30!   ;D ;D ;D  Better hurry and get to the bakery...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 17, 2010, 08:51:04 pm
Ouch.  It's going to take more than the one Dutch letter to get over this one.  I know we were playing the best in the league, but did we have to totally fall apart?  Spend lots of time in the gym this off season ladies, you can do better than this. 

Jerry, time to recruit or retire. :-*
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 18, 2010, 03:40:50 pm
I was a little disappointed in the Central player's sportsmanship last night.  Two Kohawks were sent to the hospital during the game, one due to be kicked in the face.  When Brillhart fouled out because of her technical foul, she looked at the ref, after knocking Waskow to the ground and said "Now that's what a foul is."  I couldn't believe I was watching an Iowa Conference women's game.

Class move by Coach Peterson to play her starters so little.  I guess it wasn't her fault her bench went off for 50 points.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 18, 2010, 05:04:11 pm
I was a little disappointed in the Central player's sportsmanship last night.  Two Kohawks were sent to the hospital during the game, one due to be kicked in the face.  When Brillhart fouled out because of her technical foul, she looked at the ref, after knocking Waskow to the ground and said "Now that's what a foul is."  I couldn't believe I was watching an Iowa Conference women's game.

Class move by Coach Peterson to play her starters so little.  I guess it wasn't her fault her bench went off for 50 points.
Double Ouch, it sounds like Central got what they deserved if they are going to be that way.  I didn't watch the game, I have a low pain tolerance, and that was before I knew about our poor sportsmanship.  I may not be a fan of the coach, but I don't believe he would condone such behavior.  Sorry to hear that happened, even more sorry that it was a Pella native behaving that way.  I know she isn't used to having seasons like this one, but nothing excuses poor sportsmanship.  Sounds like a good thing they only have one game left, they clearly need a breather.  Hope the two players are going to be okay.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 18, 2010, 05:44:54 pm
I was a little disappointed in the Central player's sportsmanship last night.  Two Kohawks were sent to the hospital during the game, one due to be kicked in the face.  When Brillhart fouled out because of her technical foul, she looked at the ref, after knocking Waskow to the ground and said "Now that's what a foul is."  I couldn't believe I was watching an Iowa Conference women's game.

Class move by Coach Peterson to play her starters so little.  I guess it wasn't her fault her bench went off for 50 points.
Double Ouch, it sounds like Central got what they deserved if they are going to be that way.  I didn't watch the game, I have a low pain tolerance, and that was before I knew about our poor sportsmanship.  I may not be a fan of the coach, but I don't believe he would condone such behavior.  Sorry to hear that happened, even more sorry that it was a Pella native behaving that way.  I know she isn't used to having seasons like this one, but nothing excuses poor sportsmanship.  Sounds like a good thing they only have one game left, they clearly need a breather.  Hope the two players are going to be okay.

I was shocked it was coming from a Central team.  I've always thought, next to Coe anyway  ;) , that Central had one of the best athletic programs as far as respect and sportsmanship goes.  In nearly every sport, they are very courteous and nice.  I'm hoping last night was just a frustration thing.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 19, 2010, 09:37:47 am
I was shocked it was coming from a Central team.  I've always thought, next to Coe anyway  ;) , that Central had one of the best athletic programs as far as respect and sportsmanship goes.  In nearly every sport, they are very courteous and nice.  I'm hoping last night was just a frustration thing.
I have to believe it was a frustration thing, and not that it excuses anything, but if it was from Brillhart, she has not had an easy life.  Her dad bravely battled cancer for several years before passing away, I think while she was a senior in high school.  I'm sure things have not gotten any easier since.  In HS she was on a team that did well at state, so I'm sure she was frustrated.  But again, it doesn't excuse, but might help explain...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 19, 2010, 10:52:32 am
I saw the first girl get hurt.  There was nothing dirty or intentional on that play.  The first girls mother came back to the gym and I went down and inquired about her daughter.  The second injury occurred while I was talking to the mother.  I didn't see the second injury.

The fans I sit around said the second injury was also unintentional.  I heard two version of what happened.  It would like to see the film (this sounds kind of ghoulish but not intended that way).  

Talking to a Dutch fan in the hall after the game he said that after they had done so well against Simpson then they had four key girls suffer injuries.  

I was praising  Andrea Clark's play after the first Coe game.  I believe she is hampered by injuries.  The first game when she played extemely well.  

There is a lot of frustration on that team.  I think that is understandable they are competitors and the breaks are just not falling their way.  
 

Klompen on the bright side there is only one way to go and thats up.  I'm sure they will improve and wish them well.

 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 19, 2010, 11:42:48 am
Thanks, Bird Dog, good to hear that it is not unanimously believed that the injuries were intentional.  I wasn't watching the video, so I only had KK word on what happened.  Like you, it would be good to see the video to be able to know for sure.  Maybe KK has more inside insight, I don't know, but it doesn't sound like the Dutch, even though I can't say that it didn't happen. 

I can believe that they are really feeling frustrated because they did start the year very competitive.  I was not at the first Simpson game, but from what I gathered, we gave them more than they could handle for most of the game.  Going only downhill from there has to be hard.  For their sake, it is good that the season is ending.  Time to regroup, practice hard in the off season and get after it again next year.  They are really great ladies and it has to be hard on all of them.  Hopefully the tide will turn our way. 

I hope that both of the injured ladies will be okay.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 19, 2010, 02:26:58 pm
I heard both girls were at practice last night I doubt they particpated but I don't know for sure.

I would like to comment on Coe's Rolston and Brockhaus.  Rolston starts and Brockhaus has been her backup.  Rolston played only 10 min and had 8pts. in the Central game.  She was playing very well and couldn't be stopped inside.  Rolston goes out Central thinks it is getting a reprieve.  In comes Brockhaus and lights it up for 16 pts.  

Both are undersized in height but use exceptional footwork and strength to impose themselves on the opposition. They have played against some very good 6'+ girls and aquitted themselves very well.

In closing I hope the surgery went well for the woman that was injured by the Mechanical Bull.  May you have a speedy recovery and cheering for Coe soon.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 19, 2010, 02:38:04 pm

In closing I hope the surgury went well for the woman that fell off the Mechanical Bull.  May you have a speedy recovery.   

Uh, what???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 19, 2010, 03:16:09 pm

In closing I hope the surgury went well for the woman that fell off the Mechanical Bull.  May you have a speedy recovery.   

Uh, what???

Yeah I know your upset I misspelled surgery.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 20, 2010, 03:40:58 pm
Simpson up 30-23 at the half @ Dubuque

And wins the game 68-62
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 20, 2010, 10:47:55 pm
A big congrats to Coe for winning their first-ever IIAC regular season title by virtue of their win over BV today that also gets them the #1 seed in the IIAC playoffs next week.  Good luck, Kohawks.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 21, 2010, 10:33:26 am
Congratulations to Coe!  That is quite an accomplishment!   Best of luck to all of the teams in the tourney, as for the Dutch, I think we are just glad to see the season end.  Last night's finish was reflective of the way the season went.  Down 2 points with almost 30 seconds left and the Dutch have the ball.  Just as we had a gal in position to score the tying shot, the coach calls time out to plan a last shot and prevents a close up bucket.  With no time outs left, they couldn't get the ball in and threw it to a Cornell player.  Game over, another loss.  These girls are the hard luck ladies.  Maybe with a fresh start next year and healthy players they can start to turn things around.  One has to hope.  Congratulations to Central's two seniors on sticking with it, if not achieving success.  Best of luck to all of the seniors who played their last game or will in the upcoming week.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 08:08:48 am
Conference tourney starts tonight...

#6 Loras @ #3 Wartburg 7 p.m.
#5 Dubuque @ #4 Buena Vista 7 p.m.

Funny to see the Wartburg men travel to Loras, while the Loras women travel to Wartburg.  Wartburg women are the better team here and get a win on their home court.

Homer pick alert!  Klompen says I need to have more faith.  So with that in mind...BVU women enter this game over confident after putting a whuppin on the Lady Spartans a week ago.  The Lady Spartans come out dropping three pointers from all over the place and open up a big lead that the BVU women have no answer for.  Wow, that felt good to write that :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on February 23, 2010, 10:06:51 am
Home court advantage is so crucial to this tournament. BV and Simpson IMO are the two toughest places to play in the IIAC. I'll take Wartburg and BV in tonight's games.

Doolittle, did you see that UD finished the season 6th in the nation for 3pt shots made per game?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 23, 2010, 12:12:13 pm
Homer pick alert!  Klompen says I need to have more faith.  So with that in mind...BVU women enter this game over confident after putting a whuppin on the Lady Spartans a week ago.  The Lady Spartans come out dropping three pointers from all over the place and open up a big lead that the BVU women have no answer for.  Wow, that felt good to write that :D
That was for the men though!  Women, I have no idea, spent too much of the season avoiding the games.   :'(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2010, 03:02:17 pm
Hey Simpson, er Homer,  oops I mean  Doolittledog.  I have to work tonight and can't watch the game.  Good luck.  I will be three quarters of the way to Storm Lake.  I'm at Fort Dodge scouting the Sioux City North against Ames game.  The team I scout for will probably get beat tonight which means it will be a wasted trip.   

Question?  We never hear from a Beaver fan.  Do they have internet out there?

   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on February 23, 2010, 04:33:47 pm
Out there they have a wireless campus and free laptops, guess nobody knows how to use them though.   :D :D :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 05:37:21 pm
hoop_junkie...as much as I like stats, I had not noticed that the UD women were 6th in the nation in 3 point shots made per game.  I will look those stats up though. 

Bird Dog, thanks for sending luck the Spartans way.  Drive safely tonight.  Roads are a nightmare between Reinbeck and La Porte City.  I imagine they are a lot worse out west where you are trying to get to. 

Klompen, tell your mens team to prepare for a motivated UD mens team on Thursday ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2010, 07:48:42 pm
I was just getting ready to leave work.  I pulled up the IGHSAU page.  The game
was postphoned.  I hope they have the BV vs. Dub game on web cam.  I don't think I can pick up their smoke signals from here.

 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 08:13:22 pm
UD women off to a fast start

I am listening to the UD mens game while watching the UD womens game
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 08:42:33 pm
UD women up 30-27 at the half over BVU
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2010, 08:47:38 pm
So far so good in the girls game how are the men doing. Spartans 30 BV 27
Loras 36 Wart 32
Doolittledog you said something about between Reinbeck and LaPorte do you work in Reinbeck?  My cousin was the president of a bank in Reinbeck.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 08:51:28 pm
UD men are up 30-25 at the half over Cornell.

I work for a real estate appraisal company in Reinbeck and live in La Porte.  We deal with Lincoln Savings Bank in Reinbeck quite a bit.  Just one loan officer that I have contact there though. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2010, 09:49:07 pm
BVU plays a great 2nd half and beats UD.  I think it was something like 75-64 or something close to that. 

Congrats to BVU.  Nice to see Margo Muhlbaur get another game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2010, 09:53:26 pm
Loras beats Wartburg.  I believe this is the first time a 6 seed has won a game.  Congratulations to Loras.

 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 25, 2010, 02:50:59 pm
Whose anyone got for tonight?

I'm going with Home cooking for the evening.  Both games decided by 10 points or more...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 25, 2010, 07:19:04 pm
I will take the Presbyterian school that didn't beat my Spartans earlier this week.

And I will take the Methodist school that is taking on that Catholic school from across the town from my Dubuque Spartans that shall remain nameless.

And with that, I once again pick the same two schools as Kohawk Krazy :P
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 25, 2010, 08:45:20 pm
Coe up 41-25 at the half

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 26, 2010, 07:33:47 am
Coe got the win last night over BV but had to hang on for dear life to do it 69-64.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 27, 2010, 12:15:27 am
Thoughts on tomorrow's title game?  I've gotta go with my Kohawks.  The last meeting at Coe was a battle and I expect this game to be the same way.  While Simpson has won the last two tournament titles, most of these Kohawks played in the 2008 title game on the road, so I think that helps them prepare.

69-66 Kohawks on a late Kayla Lincoln shot from downtown.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on February 27, 2010, 09:10:25 am
Good luck Kohawk ladies.

I plan on being there.

Coo Coo for Coe Kohawks!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 27, 2010, 12:17:20 pm
Coe wins...the Simpson dynasty starts to slide downwards.  So sayeth me!!!  I'm not putting any money down on this prediction though.  Because I am normally wrong ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: buf on February 27, 2010, 06:42:42 pm
Simpson wins over Coe, 65-61
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on February 27, 2010, 08:25:28 pm
That was an exciting game. 

Nice work Kohawks, you gave a great effort.

I was a little disappointed by the Coe nation in that I didn't hear one Kenny Rogers reference directed at the Simpson coach.

Great season ladies, Go Kohawks!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 28, 2010, 07:48:42 pm
Congrats to Simpson and Coe.  Conference co-champions and then met up in the tourney final.  Great win for Simpson on the road. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 28, 2010, 11:00:57 pm
Question of the night....Does the MIAC get 3 bids and the IIAC 1 or do they split it and get two bids each?  History tells me it's going to be 3-1, but I sure hope it's 2-2.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on March 01, 2010, 07:50:10 am
Hope Coe can get in but I've a feeling that they'll probably get edged out by GAC and/or CSB.  Guess we'll find out soon enough.  No matter what happens later on today, Coe has had a great year and I think Randi Peterson has laid a great foundation for the program to build on.  With most everybody back next year, you would almost think they'd have to be the odds-on favs to win it.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 01, 2010, 01:35:57 pm
Minnesota Morris? You have to be kidding me?  I would have been ok with GAC or St. Ben's getting a spot over Coe, but how does a team lose in the Semi's and get in the tournament over any of these 3?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: buf on March 01, 2010, 03:40:31 pm
Minnesota Morris? You have to be kidding me?  I would have been ok with GAC or St. Ben's getting a spot over Coe, but how does a team lose in the Semi's and get in the tournament over any of these 3?

They are a Pool B team, thus are not competing for bids with GAC/St. Bens/Coe, etc
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 03, 2010, 12:17:28 pm
According to a tweet from the IIAC, Margo Muhlbauer was named the Player of the Year.  Thoughts on this one?  While their numbers weren't as high, I would have liked to have seen this go to Kayla Waskow or Stacy Schutjer for leading their team to a League Title, not from a fourth place team.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 03, 2010, 04:19:45 pm
There were two of us that talked to  Ms. Mulbauer after the last Coe game and congratulated her on four very successful years 2000+ points.   We both then told her we were glad we wouldn't have to play her again.  She deserves it.  For her year and for her body of work over the last six years (oh yea it was only four years but it seems like she was a thorn in our side for six). 

 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on March 04, 2010, 01:07:31 pm
There's no question that Muhlbauer was the obvious choice for POY. If you took her away from BV they probably wouldn't have even made the conference tourney. She's been the most consistent player in the league for the past 3 years. I thought she probably should've won the award last year as well.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 08, 2010, 06:30:09 pm
A recent article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette stated that Coe has its top six players coming back next year.  Coe has 14 of its 15 players coming back.  98.8% of its scoring coming back, and about the same percentage in every other category.  

Can we start the new season next week?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on July 28, 2010, 05:33:01 pm
Rumor has it that Coe has a very good recruiting class coming in this year. Kohawk, care to shed some light on this...? Haven't heard much about recruits this year for the IIAC schools. Anybody else have the skinny from around the conference?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on August 02, 2010, 12:53:28 am
Rumor has it that Coe has a very good recruiting class coming in this year. Kohawk, care to shed some light on this...? Haven't heard much about recruits this year for the IIAC schools. Anybody else have the skinny from around the conference?

Won't shed any light ;D , but I would say they are going to be pretty good.  All five starters return, along with arguably the best off the bench player in the league.  With that said, I've also heard that a freshman or two could work their way into that top 6.

Should be another fun year for the Kohawks!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on August 03, 2010, 03:35:06 pm
Also heard that one of Wartburg's top returing players, Abby Hempen is out with an ACL tear. That's too bad, she is a very good 3 pt shooter and a huge part of that offense. Not sure if it's more than a rumor at this point but that's what I've heard.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on September 16, 2010, 05:20:05 pm
Rumor is that Camille Stenhaug has quit the team at Luther. If so, that is a major loss for the Norse. She has been one of the better guards in the league the last couple years.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on September 19, 2010, 05:04:08 pm
I don't repeat gossip so you need to listen closely the first time.  Rumors from the Game Time League bleachers are that:
1. Coe has a bunch of incoming freshman.  So many that they may play a full JV schedule.
2.  Several of these girls are all state.  Mary Halverson (Waukon?) and MacKenzie Reed (I.C.West) are the two that I've read about.  
4.  Dirks a good player from Mount Mercy is rumored to be going to Wartburg.
5.  Simpson is rumored to have replaced some players with transfers in addition to incoming freshman
As an after thought there were only four adult women's teams at the Iowa Games.  Two of these teams were from Coe.  Former ISU and U of I players played on other teams. I would like to challenge the other IIAC teams to enter.  Central has gone in the past and some Simpson players have played individually on teams.  I think it would be fun to play each other in the more cordial atmosphere of the Iowa Games.

P.S.  notice three is missing to much of a rumor to repeat even for a rumor monger like myself, erased at the last second.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on September 19, 2010, 05:18:12 pm
Good rumors for the off season.  Great to see this.  I agree, it would be nice to see more teams from IIAC schools entering the Iowa Games.

I just wish I knew of any UD rumors. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on September 20, 2010, 07:31:54 pm
Also heard that Dirks is at Wartburg. She is a nice player, wonder why she left Mt. Mercy?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on September 22, 2010, 09:59:39 am
Also heard that Dirks is at Wartburg. She is a nice player, wonder why she left Mt. Mercy?

Hoops there you go again with the conspiracy theories (ha,ha).  Maybe she just wanted a change of scenery or the school didn't have her major.   She is a nice player as 6' guard she should be able to help them.  Wish her the best except when they play my team or UofD which has become my second favorite team.
 
She averaged:
            2009-2010                     2008-2009
Min.          14.6                                9.0
Pts.            5.4                                4.3
Reb            3.1                                2.2

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on September 22, 2010, 10:12:39 am
Also heard that Dirks is at Wartburg. She is a nice player, wonder why she left Mt. Mercy?

Hoops there you go again with the conspiracy theories (ha,ha).  Maybe she just wanted a change of scenery or the school didn't have her major.   She is a nice player as 6' guard she should be able to help them.  Wish her the best except when they play my team or UofD which has become my second favorite team.
 
She averaged:
            2009-2010                     2008-2009
Min.          14.6                                9.0
Pts.            5.4                                4.3
Reb            3.1                                2.2



You are a good man birdog...or woman I suppose. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 12, 2010, 01:26:15 pm
Congratulations to BV and Cornell first Women's BB rosters (that included freshman) posted.  Didn't recognize any of the newbie's names.  

B.V.'s looked different without Margo.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 12, 2010, 07:11:05 pm
Looking at Loras' roster Sarah and Dannelle Pillion are not listed I thought they were Juniors last year?  Sarah averaged 11 pts. per game.  Any Information.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 26, 2010, 11:11:40 pm
Dubuque has their '10-'11 roster up.

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/womensbasketball.cfm

Now I'm waiting for Bird Dog to tell me what he knows of the UD recruiting class. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 27, 2010, 10:05:44 am
Dubuque has their '10-'11 roster up.

http://www.dbq.edu/udathletics/womensbasketball.cfm

Now I'm waiting for Bird Dog to tell me what he knows of the UD recruiting class.  

I don't remember names but I am positive I've seen 6' ++ girl play for Hempstead which I assume is Stephany Remakel.  If memory serves me she's a tall plodding girl who if the coaches have patience could develop into a good DIII player.  ala Andrea Clark or Mindy Meyers.  

Soap box time:  I have seen so many age group coaches that want to win they won't play the big girl or worse expect to much and yell at them until they quit.   Instead they take a smaller player that won't be tall enough to play post in High School and play them inside which screws them up in high school because they can't play guard.

Miss Remakel has one of the two things you can't coach HEIGHT (the other is speed I don't think she has speed).
Players like Brad Lohaus and Kevin Kunnert that played at Iowa that didn't develop until later in there careers when their hard work and coordination caught up to their bodies.  

If I was a DIII coach I would try to get every 6'2" girl I could and hope they will work hard and develop.  Look at the rosters of the teams that go deep into the tournament you need a big girl and Remakel may develop into that girl for U.D.  

We have a couple of scrimages in the next two weeks, the season is getting close.

Enough rambling where's FWOL when you need him.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: bballer1280 on October 29, 2010, 02:49:23 pm
Soap box time:  I have seen so many age group coaches that want to win they won't play the big girl or worse expect to much and yell at them until they quit.   Instead they take a smaller player that won't be tall enough to play post in High School and play them inside which screws them up in high school because they can't play guard...

If I was a DIII coach I would try to get every 6'2" girl I could and hope they will work hard and develop.  Look at the rosters of the teams that go deep into the tournament you need a big girl...

I absolutely agree with the statements made above.  Youth coaches never see player development as a long term process like should be the case.  Youth coaches always worry only about their next tournament.  This approach is shameful.  Championships at the high school and collegiate levels in girls basketball require a big presence in the post and those girls take some time to develop.  Also, the bigger girls in the 5th-8th grades are not always the bigger players in high school and beyond.  As a result, all basketball fundamentals should be taught to all girls regardless of their current size and stature.  You just never know what a young girls playing position will be as she reached maturity.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: sumfun on October 29, 2010, 07:49:04 pm
I totally agree.  As someone who coached middle school kids for years, we need to teach them all the skills and develop the complete player.  Pivot, box out, dribble both hands, jump shots, hook shots....you name it, kids need it at all levels.  Girls especially develop at such different times.  Never give up on a kid that wants to try.  Kids that I hid one year become a star the next and kids that I hid in middle school, blossom junior year in high school.  Kids that never shot from the outside in high school develop in college.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 02, 2010, 08:50:36 pm
Preseason poll is out.

1.    Amherst               621 pts.

6.  U.W. Stevens Pt.    460 pts.

9.    Carthage             340 pts.

25.  St. Vincent             74 pts.

others receiving votes

Simpson                        71 pts.

U. W. LaCrosse             66 pts.

U.W. River Falls             40 Pts.

Coe                                 1 pt.

Who voted for Coe to give them one point.  Is he/she a fool or a psychic?  Coe will get a chance to prove themselves playing #9 Cathage and 26 and 27 Simpson and U.W. LaCrosse.  Simpson can move up by playing #6 U.W. Stevens Pt. and River Falls.   Amherst and St. Vincent is to show the pt. spread between #1 and #25 and how close Simpson and LaCrosse are to #25.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on November 03, 2010, 02:59:59 pm
Wartburg Roster is posted
http://www.go-knights.net/roster.aspx?path=wbball

3 seniors
5 Juniors
5 Sophomores
9 Freshmen

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: hoop_junkie on November 03, 2010, 03:37:39 pm
Coe is going to be tough. Won a split of the league last year and has some very talented players back along with what is rumored to be a very solid recruiting class. There are a lot of midwest d3s that don't get the top 25 recognition that they deserve and a lot of east coast teams that would be avg in the midwest steal their thunder w/better records vs weaker competition.

Preseason poll is out.

1.    Amherst               621 pts.

6.  U.W. Stevens Pt.    460 pts.

9.    Carthage             340 pts.

25.  St. Vincent             74 pts.

others receiving votes

Simpson                        71 pts.

U. W. LaCrosse             66 pts.

U.W. River Falls             40 Pts.

Coe                                 1 pt.

Who voted for Coe to give them one point.  Is he/she a fool or a psychic?  Coe will get a chance to prove themselves playing #9 Cathage and 26 and 27 Simpson and U.W. LaCrosse.  Simpson can move up by playing #6 U.W. Stevens Pt. and River Falls.   Amherst and St. Vincent is to show the pt. spread between #1 and #25 and how close Simpson and LaCrosse are to #25.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 07, 2010, 07:20:03 pm
Congrats to Wartburg women's basketball beaten by Iowa State 61-40.  I believe it was 29-25 at half.  That is an excellent outing against a DI team.  

Maddie Sadecky (former Iowa City West Phenom) had 13 pts. and Sam Harrington had 11pts.  They were 5 for 11 beyond the arc.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 08, 2010, 06:35:46 pm
Central hasn't listed its roster for the 2010-11 yet but has a nice article about their returning players.  They talk about having some experienced players but no legitimate post.  This leads me to my question.  What happened to Andrea Clark?  I hope it wasn't injuries that are keeping her out.  She was one of my favorite players.  I wish her good luck in furture endevors
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on November 16, 2010, 07:24:57 am
Wartburg beats Gustavus 70-58.

http://www.go-knights.net/news/2010/11/15/WBB_1115104510.aspx

"Sophomore guard Abi Weidemann of Iowa Falls led the way in scoring with 17 points. Senior guard Samantha Harrington of Nashua added 14 and canned three treys. Sophomore forward Maddie Sadekcy of Iowa City added 10 points. Other highlights from Amsberry’s crew came from junior forward Emily Timmermans of Vinton with 10 rebounds, part of a 34-25 edge on the glass, five assists from Harrington, and four steals from junior guard Stephanie Reiter of LaPorte City."
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 17, 2010, 12:09:34 pm
Dubuque preview from the Telegraph-Herald

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=302644

The forecast -- The Spartans are projected to finish fourth in the IIAC in the league's preseason coaches poll.

Outlook -- Noll, a notorious hard worker, claims he took some time off in the summer, but the high energy coach and his club are back at work looking to build on the momentum of last year's 15-win performance. In Whiting, Dubuque has a big time talent with a huge upside.

The roster is swimming in height (with four players standing 6 feet or taller). The Spartans will prep for the IIAC season with a challenging non-conference slate.

The burning question is: Does UD have the defense to make a serious run in the IIAC, where Simpson has four starters back from an NCAA Division III tournament team and Coe returns all five starters from a 19-win team?


"Our returners worked really hard in the offseason and we are looking forward to the challenges ahead," Noll said. "I like the depth we have."

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on November 25, 2010, 08:26:15 pm
I'm a Central fan and I don't know what happened to Andrea Clark, but she isn't out this year.  She was a great player, don't know if she couldn't take all the losses, decided to study abroad or concentrate more on upper level coursework, or if she is injured.  Brillhart is pictured, but not playing either, again, don't know what the situation is, maybe she wants to concentrate on volleyball.  Either way, without two of their best and tallest players, they have already surpassed last year's win total.  Not bad for November.  Hopefully the players stepping up stay healthy and we can finally be a little competitive.

Good luck Dutch!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 26, 2010, 08:51:03 pm
We will get a quick glance at how good the league  will be this year. 
Simpson plays preseason # 6 Wisconsin Stevens Point tonight in Storm Lake. 

 Coe plays  preseason #9 Carthage at  home Saturday.  Carthage beat Coe last year on Carthage's home court by seven points.  I believe Carhage graduated only one starter from last years team. 

Go Coe and Simpson do the league proud. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 26, 2010, 08:55:05 pm
Oops! Just realized the Simpson game is over Stevens Pt.  78  Simpson 60.

They started play at 5:30.  BV down to Iowa Wesleyan game in progress.  Down 41 to 36 (BV gets UW Stevens Pt. Saturday)

Other games tonight

Central at Northwestern (Orange City)

U.D. on a major road trip to Colorado State Pueblo
Coe plays Saturday at 4

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 28, 2010, 07:32:11 pm
Is anyone else getting upset with the IIAC website?  The composite schedules don't give results.  The scores are missing. 

I would love to see a IIAC school knock off a top 25 school.  Simpson goes down.  Coe loses by 5, and Cornell of the Midwest conference loses to Illinois Wesleyan by 15.  Maybe Loras can shoot down Carthage in a couple of days.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 29, 2010, 07:52:34 am
Is anyone else getting upset with the IIAC website?  The composite schedules don't give results.  The scores are missing. 

I would love to see a IIAC school knock off a top 25 school.  Simpson goes down.  Coe loses by 5, and Cornell of the Midwest conference loses to Illinois Wesleyan by 15.  Maybe Loras can shoot down Carthage in a couple of days.

I guess the conference decided to take the Thanksgiving weekend off?!?!  It would be nice to have a little more info out there.

Once again, I'm beginning to think that perhaps my high expectations for both the mens and womens teams at UD were maybe a little too high for reality >:(
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 29, 2010, 09:09:06 pm
Doolittledog don't panic yet.  Adams State and CSU Pueblo are DII schools.    Both teams received votes in the DII preseason poll                                                                                                                                                               

If your coach uses the same schemes he used last year in their second game against Coe he should get two wins there.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 30, 2010, 09:01:18 pm
Loras loses at Carthage 58 to 57 best showing IIAC against a top ten team yet.  Would still like to see the IIAC teams win some of these.  Did anyone see the game they held Carthage to a very low shooting percentage?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 04, 2010, 12:03:50 pm
No talk on here about the Big Game today?  Defending IIAC Co-Champions squaring off in the second IIAC game of the year!

I'll take the Kohawks 71-70 on a late jumper by Kayla Lincoln.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 08, 2010, 08:13:14 pm
About 10 minutes left in the Cornell @ UD game.  Back and forth game so far...I've only seen the 2nd half after a BIG dinner.  

Sizable group of Cornell supporters.  Wonder how many they will bring to St. Norbert in a couple seasons when Cornell is in the MWC???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 08, 2010, 08:42:41 pm
Cornell beats UD 63-45...I believe it was 36-35 with about 10 minutes left...wow!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Wydown Blvd. on December 10, 2010, 04:15:09 pm
Central and Loras both face WashU this weekend. What should I expect from either team?

Does Loras have the chance to pull the upset tomorrow? Loras has a lot of common opponents (Elmhurst, Augustana, UChicago, IWU) and almost beat Carthage.

I haven't followed the IIAC closely over the last couple years.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on December 14, 2010, 12:25:03 am
How about those Kohawks getting a big win over #19 Wisconsin-lacrosse?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 16, 2010, 07:38:12 pm
How about those Kohawks getting a big win over #19 Wisconsin-lacrosse?

Krazy I wrote my wife on the afternoon before the game and predicted a twenty point loss.  The Coe Hawks were able to break the press, shoot for per centage, and run their offense for a change.  They looked like last years team.  After the Simpson game I had doubts that Coe would beat anything above a mediocre team.  Hope they can keep it up.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 16, 2010, 09:14:21 pm
How about those Kohawks getting a big win over #19 Wisconsin-lacrosse?

Krazy I wrote my wife on the afternoon before the game and predicted a twenty point loss.  The Coe Hawks were able to break the press, shoot for per centage, and run their offense for a change.  They looked like last years team.  After the Simpson game I had doubts that Coe would beat anything above a mediocre team.  Hope they can keep it up.

The nice thing about basketball is that you have a long season.  If you start off a little slow, you still have time to turn your season around.  Unlike in football!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 01, 2011, 11:28:01 am
Doolittle our favorite IIAC teams play Wed.  Coe fans are worried about what happened last year when Coach Noll shut Coe down in the second game.  Hopefully Noll will have forgotten what stategy he used.  

Happy New Year to all.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 02, 2011, 01:23:51 pm
Doolittle our favorite IIAC teams play Wed.  Coe fans are worried about what happened last year when Coach Noll shut Coe down in the second game.  Hopefully Noll will have forgotten what stategy he used.  

Happy New Year to all.  

There will be video for this game at the UD site, though I bet you will be at the game in Dubuque.  UD has had a slow start to the season, but the Dubuque paper had an article a few days ago that suggested UD might be coming out of their early season doldrums and might be ready to start playing at a higher level.  We shall see, Coe is a top tier team.  Should be fun to watch. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 02, 2011, 07:33:10 pm
UD has a  loss to Simpson and four losses to colleges in a higher division including two in the WIAC.  Oops I forgot the WIAC isn't up a division but should be. I think this will be a real barnburner.  Coe is  playing a JV game at Dubuque.  Coe's JV has been very interesting and I think will pay dividends to the Varsity in the future.

If you are a WIAC fan don't read the following it's private (Doolittledog I like throwing out the they should be up a division just to hear them scream).
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 03, 2011, 09:08:23 pm
http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2011/1/3/IIAC_010311POW.aspx

Congrats to those making athletes of the week.  I know there are some proud parents out there ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 04, 2011, 10:14:28 pm
Picks for Wed.


Coe over U.D.  Sorry Dog close but no cigar.

Central over Luther.  Upset,  Klompen I still think Luther is the worst team in the league.

Simpson over Cornell.  The score may not show it but my sources say Cornell is improving.

Loras over B.V.  Sorry Dog.

My apologies to those I picked to win.  Everyone who knows my prowess as a prognosticator knows it is the  kiss of death.

YES!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2011, 07:57:06 pm
Just finished eating dinner and sat down at the computer for a night of UD/Coe basketball.

UD is up 37-35 over Coe with 15:59 left in the 2nd half.

Hey Bird Dog, if you're at the game, stand up and wave to the camera :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2011, 08:10:37 pm
UD 48-48 Coe with 7:48 left in the game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2011, 08:23:25 pm
Coe up 60-58 over UD wit 1:48 left.  I don't think anyone has had more than a 2 point lead since I have been watching the game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2011, 08:29:35 pm
Coe up 62-58 with 16.1 left.  Time out on the floor and UD with the ball.  

Coe up 62-60 with 3.0 left.  Time out on the floor.  Coe to inbound the ball under the UD basket.

Final score...63-60 Coe beats UD

And Bird Dog was correct...close but no cigar!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 06, 2011, 12:38:18 am
Two out of four right that may be a record for me.  BV vs Loras was surprise for me, Loras did so well against Carthage and in a couple of earlier games.

Doolittle I was on the camera side bleachers when I stood up you couldn't see the game.  If there was sound I'm sure you heard me. 

Next the dreaded trip to Pella.  Hello Jarsma Bakery, Butcher (Ulrich?) shop, and Brown's Shoe Fit.  The money Klompen dropped in C.R. is coming back.

Krazy I noticed you were on when I signed on did you watch the game?  Comments
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 08, 2011, 09:51:15 am
Picks for Saturday

B.V. over Luther               Luther can't over come home cooking.  Speaking of food if you go to B.V.  Sac City
                                        has a resturaunt called Sac County Cattle Company.  Plain building north side of main
                                         street through town.  Voted best hamburger in Iowa 2010.  Forget the burger get a
                                         steak called Bubba.  I think they lie about the size of their steaks.  If they say its
                                         weighs X it really weighs X plus 2 or 3 oz.

Wartburg over U.D.          Sorry Dog

Cornell over Loras            Upset pick

Coe over Central               Dog If you watch I'll be the one with Dutch Letter, beef stick, and new shoes

Good luck to all and have a safe trip and injury free game
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 12, 2011, 09:28:45 pm
Dubuque beats BVU 85-70.  Nice win for the Lady Spartans!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 15, 2011, 08:04:43 pm
predictions for 1/15/11

Simpson over Luther

Loras over Dubuque

Coe over Wartburg

Central over Cornell

BV over Bye
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 15, 2011, 08:15:28 pm
I can't believe I got them all right.  Especially when you consider my previous record.  I need to keep posting my predictions after the games are over.

Coe 51 Wartburg 39  very defensive game.  Hopefully Wartburg #40 Madison Sadecky isn't seriously hurt and has a quick recovery.  The game was very close when she left after playing 19 min. and scoring 14pts.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 16, 2011, 03:52:57 pm
Hoop Junkie if your out there say something.  We need some controversy to spice things up. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 17, 2011, 07:53:26 am
I have a question for old timers on here.  When Iowa still had 6x6 high school girls basketball.  How was the transition into 5x5 basketball at the IIAC level?  And how did the IIAC teams do on the national stage back in the day???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 17, 2011, 12:32:45 pm
I have a question for old timers on here.  When Iowa still had 6x6 high school girls basketball.  How was the transition into 5x5 basketball at the IIAC level?  And how did the IIAC teams do on the national stage back in the day???

Iowa high school started 5v5 in 1985  in 1994 switched completely to 5v5.  IIAC started women's sports in the 1982-83 season.  The top flite girls Lynn Lorenzen and Denise Long went to DI programs.  I remember two girls Becky Grady and Julie Humberg (Julie's married Name) that were defensive players that lead NIACC in offensive catagories around the 80's.  
There is a small college called Imaculatta (now a DIII school) that won a bunch of women's national tournaments prior to NCAA sponsoring women's sports.  Now in my opinion it didn't hurt much because most of the country didn't have that great a women's program.  Iowa was was ahead of the game because it had a viable women's program already in place.   The IIAC who's web site (I think it sucks) doesn't go back farther than 1999 to check how the teams did in the 1980s.  I see UNI was once a conference member.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 17, 2011, 07:31:42 pm
Dubuque leading Central 34-21 with 4:21 left in the 1st half.  Physical play going on down on the floor.  Refs appear to be letting the girls play. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 17, 2011, 07:43:04 pm
Dubuque up 39-24 over Central at Halftime.

Start mixing those drinks, Klompen.  It's going to be a long night for the Dutch :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 17, 2011, 08:48:14 pm
Dubuque wins 71-57 over Central
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 21, 2011, 08:20:35 am
2010-11 Women's Basketball
 School IIAC Pct. All
Simpson (nr/rv)  8-0 1.000 14-3
Coe (rv/rv)  7-1 0.875 14-2
Wartburg (rv/rv)  6-2 0.750 15-2
Buena Vista  4-4 0.500 8-9
Loras  4-4 0.500 8-9
Dubuque  3-5 0.375 6-11
Cornell  2-6 0.250 7-8
Luther  1-7 0.125 5-12
Central  1-7 0.125 4-13
Rankings listed are WBCA/D3hoops.com

Hard to believe we are half way through the conference. Simpson has had a couple of close calls but still has a 20+ margin of victory.  Coe faces a tough road with away games at Simpson, Wartburg, Loras, and Luther.  
Wartburg has stumbled twice in a week but has home games with Coe and Simpson that could get them back in the black (and orange).  B.V. gave Simpson a one point scare.   Even though Loras beat U. Dubuque by 20 U. D. appears to have the advantage over Loras because of super fan doolittle dog.
Cornell has suffered from injuries.  One comes back another goes out.  Could be coming together in the second half.

Luther and Central are trailing.   Central got two players back from studying abroad.  With those players back and an endless supply of Dutch Letters they appear to have an advantage in the second half.  The team that can best cope with the planning stages for Nordic Fest and Tulip Festival will prevail.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL (except when playing my daughters team).  
  



 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 23, 2011, 08:59:31 am
Results
BV 73  Cornell 63
Simpson 118  Luther 58
Coe 74  Wartburg 69
Loras 73  Central 61
UD  over BYE

Simpson has a 20+ margin of victory after a couple of close games Luther gets hammered.  Compliment to Simpson coach, no starter played more than 19 minutes and no reserve had less than 6 minutes.

Loras shakes up starting lineup (three new starters) to beat Central by 12 pts.  Alex Hudson isn't listed in the box score I hope she isn't injured.  Doolittledog do you have any info on the shakeup.  Fortunately they are all under classwomen so its not dumping Seniors.  

Wartburg and Coe in a barn burner.

Cornell close and improving.  Looks like a dog fight for the final tournament spot between UD and Cornell. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 23, 2011, 09:41:05 am
I've been out of the loop this weekend.  We were in Des Moines swimming for my nephews 6th birthday party.  Pizza, cake, swimming when it's 20 below out, trying to keep an eye on our 3 kids in a jumble of other kids in the pool...not a bad weekend, even though it was basketball free.  My nephew picked a good weekend to have his party since Dubuque had their bye weekend :D

My imaginary money is on Dubuque to have a decent 2nd half to the conference season and get that last conference tourney spot over Cornell.  Once in the tourney, UD and Coe will be tied with less than a minute left in the game.  Leading Bird Dog to mutter "oh no you don't Spartans...not in my daughters senior season you don't"
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 26, 2011, 08:49:16 pm
Cornell up on UD at the half 29-17

Then the Lady Spartans turn things around and get a 53-49 win in Mt. Vernon.

Good job UD!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 01, 2011, 04:20:37 pm
2010-11 Women's Basketball
 School IIAC All
Simpson -x (rv/rv)  11-0 17-3
Coe -x (23/25)  9-1 17-2
Wartburg -x  8-3 17-3
Buena Vista  6-4 10-9
Loras  6-5 10-10
Dubuque  4-6 7-12
Cornell  2-9 7-11
Luther  1-10 5-15
Central  1-10 4-16
x — clinched IIAC Tournament berth

Coe is rated 23/25.  Wartburg was rated 22 and that lasted one game.  It seems Simpson should be rated since they beat Coe and Wartburg.

Loras and BV's tournament magic number is 2 with a combination of wins or a losses by Cornell.

UD appears to have the advantage over Cornell being 2 1/2 games ahead and with Cornell having away games with Simpson and Coe.  Cornell does have the head to head tie breaker.

I wish Hoop Junkie would get out of rehab to stir up some conversation around here.




 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:30:16 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/category/ncaa-stuff/regional-rankings/
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 03, 2011, 04:23:54 pm
Is there a big game in the league on Saturday?  I couldn't tell by looking at all the National and regional rankings, along with the conference standings...

If Simpson would have had a Wednesday game, I would like the Kohawks chances a little better.  Right now, the Storm have had a week to prepare for Coe.  Not sure I like those chances. 

Prove me wrong ladies.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 03, 2011, 08:49:49 pm
UD women win @ Central 69-63
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2011, 08:33:13 am
Is there a big game in the league on Saturday?  I couldn't tell by looking at all the National and regional rankings, along with the conference standings...

If Simpson would have had a Wednesday game, I would like the Kohawks chances a little better.  Right now, the Storm have had a week to prepare for Coe.  Not sure I like those chances. 

Prove me wrong ladies.
I'm just glad Coe's game didn't get postponed until Thursday.  I would rather play a game and maintain the continuity.  I don't think Simpson makes that many adjustments.  They seem to press and play Zone against everyone.

Dubuque is now 3 1/2 games ahead of Cornell for the sixth tournament spot. 

Did anyone see the Luther V. Wartburg game?  Did Wartburg have an off night or is Luther putting it together late?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2011, 01:58:05 pm
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Breitbach  and Sarah Anciaux making the Capital One District 7 All Academic second team.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 05, 2011, 08:22:38 pm
Is there a big game in the league on Saturday?  I couldn't tell by looking at all the National and regional rankings, along with the conference standings...

If Simpson would have had a Wednesday game, I would like the Kohawks chances a little better.  Right now, the Storm have had a week to prepare for Coe.  Not sure I like those chances. 

Prove me wrong ladies.

Thank you for proving me wrong.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 05, 2011, 10:19:40 pm

My imaginary money is on Dubuque to have a decent 2nd half to the conference season and get that last conference tourney spot over Cornell.  Once in the tourney, UD and Coe will be tied with less than a minute left in the game.  Leading Bird Dog to mutter "oh no you don't Spartans...not in my daughters senior season you don't"

Oh no Doolittledog is adding seer and prophet to his already impressive resume.  Dubuque 64  Loras 58.  Tied with Loras for fifth place and obviously on the move.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 06, 2011, 08:24:25 am
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Breitbach  and Sarah Anciaux making the Capital One District 7 All Academic second team.

1,000 point scorer AND good in the classroom.  Allways a nice combination
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 08, 2011, 06:58:20 pm
Coe moves to 19th in the USA/ESPN coaches poll and to 22nd in the D3 Hoops poll.  In last weeks (new one due out Wed.) NCAA West Region power ratings Coe was #1, Simpson #3, and Wartburg #5.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 08, 2011, 07:26:19 pm
Coe moves to 19th in the USA/ESPN coaches poll and to 22nd in the D3 Hoops poll.  In last weeks (new one due out Wed.) NCAA West Region power ratings Coe was #1, Simpson #3, and Wartburg #5.

Not sure how #4 St. Benedict did this week, but #2 Lewis & Clark got blown out on Saturday.  I'm guessing that Coe stays #1 and Simpson moves up to #2.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 09, 2011, 07:32:33 am
St. Ben's (or CSB as we call 'em over on the MIAC board) has a big home game tonight vs Macalester.  On paper anyway, this is a game they SHOULD win but the way the MIAC has been going this year you just never know.

Good to see a team like Coe doing so well (my hometown is just 60 miles north/northeast of Cedar Rapids).  What Randi Peterson has done with that program is nothing short of amazing.  I've seen Simpson play a couple times up here in the Twin Cities and they're awfully good, too.  Stacey Schutjer is a VERY good player and it'll likely come down to those two when the IIAC Championship game rolls around.

Just hope the MIAC can get more than one team in the Dance this year.....
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 09, 2011, 02:26:08 pm
St. Ben's (or CSB as we call 'em over on the MIAC board) has a big home game tonight vs Macalester.  On paper anyway, this is a game they SHOULD win but the way the MIAC has been going this year you just never know
Just hope the MIAC can get more than one team in the Dance this year.....

Last night I was looking at CSB's record.  They have lost to Hamline, Bethel, and St Oalf, all middle of the pack teams.  CSB beat St. Thomas on CSB's home floor by two pts..  Their last game of the regular season is at St. Thomas who is tied for the lead in the conference.  How are you handicapping that one?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 09, 2011, 07:39:04 pm
UD leading at the half at BVU 41-34
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 10, 2011, 07:28:42 am
St. Ben's (or CSB as we call 'em over on the MIAC board) has a big home game tonight vs Macalester.  On paper anyway, this is a game they SHOULD win but the way the MIAC has been going this year you just never know
Just hope the MIAC can get more than one team in the Dance this year.....

Last night I was looking at CSB's record.  They have lost to Hamline, Bethel, and St Oalf, all middle of the pack teams.  CSB beat St. Thomas on CSB's home floor by two pts..  Their last game of the regular season is at St. Thomas who is tied for the lead in the conference.  How are you handicapping that one?

After CSB got dough-popped at home by Macalester last night 72-58, I'm at a total loss to try and explain this crazy, insane conference. 

What's up with Coe losing to Loras last night?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 10, 2011, 12:27:51 pm
St. Ben's (or CSB as we call 'em over on the MIAC board) has a big home game tonight vs Macalester.  On paper anyway, this is a game they SHOULD win but the way the MIAC has been going this year you just never know
Just hope the MIAC can get more than one team in the Dance this year.....

Last night I was looking at CSB's record.  They have lost to Hamline, Bethel, and St Oalf, all middle of the pack teams.  CSB beat St. Thomas on CSB's home floor by two pts..  Their last game of the regular season is at St. Thomas who is tied for the lead in the conference.  How are you handicapping that one?

After CSB got dough-popped at home by Macalester last night 72-58, I'm at a total loss to try and explain this crazy, insane conference. 

What's up with Coe losing to Loras last night?

They shot 36% from the field and went scoreless in the first 8 minutes of the second half.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2011, 03:38:51 pm
Week 3 Regional Rankings are out: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2011/02/16/ncaa-2011-regional-rankings-week-3/
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 19, 2011, 03:30:40 pm
Kohawks up 34-24 with 2 minutes left in the 1st half.

So far, Coe announcers have pronounced Bird Dogs daughters last name 4 different ways ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 20, 2011, 09:47:27 am
Kohawks up 34-24 with 2 minutes left in the 1st half.

So far, Coe announcers have pronounced Bird Dogs daughters last name 4 different ways ;D

That's not so bad.  When I was growing up in my immediate family it was pronounced a several different ways.  I assume my dad prounced it correctly with an u at the front.  Nobody uses that pronounciation any more.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Out_Of_My_Kitchen on February 20, 2011, 02:04:36 pm
If Simpson wins the AQ, is this a two bid league?  I have to think it is.

If Coe wins the AQ, do they host first/second round? Does Simpson get in?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 20, 2011, 03:51:50 pm
If Simpson wins the AQ, is this a two bid league?  I have to think it is.

If Coe wins the AQ, do they host first/second round? Does Simpson get in?

I've got to think it would be.  I just don't see Coe going from being ranked #1 in the Region in every set of the rankings, to not getting an at-large bid should they lose to Simpson.

Kind of goes back to the above statement.  If Coe gets in as the AQ, I don't see how they wouldn't host having been the #1 team in the region in each set of rankings.  Only way that probably wouldn't happen is if they didn't put in a bid to host.

After seeing that Simpson struggled with Cornell yesterday, I think a Wartburg-Simpson rubber match should be a good one.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2011, 11:04:40 am
If Simpson wins the AQ, is this a two bid league?  I have to think it is.

If Coe wins the AQ, do they host first/second round? Does Simpson get in?

I've got to think it would be.  I just don't see Coe going from being ranked #1 in the Region in every set of the rankings, to not getting an at-large bid should they lose to Simpson

I'm more worried about BV/ Loras on Thursday than Simpson, Wartburg, or Dubuque on Saturday.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Out_Of_My_Kitchen on February 21, 2011, 02:54:22 pm
I wonder what the NCAA would do with their grouping then? Would Lewis and Clark and George Fox from the Northwest fly into Iowa?  Not having any byes in this tournament is going to be expensive with the geographical locations.  Or would they fly Coe out to the Northwest to save money, but give them the easiest draw?
 
If Simpson wins the AQ, is this a two bid league?  I have to think it is.

If Coe wins the AQ, do they host first/second round? Does Simpson get in?

I've got to think it would be.  I just don't see Coe going from being ranked #1 in the Region in every set of the rankings, to not getting an at-large bid should they lose to Simpson.

Kind of goes back to the above statement.  If Coe gets in as the AQ, I don't see how they wouldn't host having been the #1 team in the region in each set of rankings.  Only way that probably wouldn't happen is if they didn't put in a bid to host.

After seeing that Simpson struggled with Cornell yesterday, I think a Wartburg-Simpson rubber match should be a good one.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: dahlby on February 21, 2011, 03:12:41 pm
As I posted on the NW board, if the NW gets a Pool C Bid, and Chapman a Pool B bid, that would be a four team first round to be played in either the NW or Southern California. That would be the most economical. But, I am just speculating.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2011, 05:46:59 pm
As I posted on the NW board, if the NW gets a Pool C Bid, and Chapman a Pool B bid, that would be a four team first round to be played in either the NW or Southern California. That would be the most economical. But, I am just speculating.

After looking at the SCIAC, and NWC I agree with your theory.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 22, 2011, 10:59:59 pm
Really Wartburg?

Didn't see that one coming.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2011, 12:20:03 am
Congratulations to Loras, U.D. and number their number one fan Doolittledog.  Last year Loras was the first a sixth seed in league history  to win a tournament game and now U. D. does.  Could be a trend.

Good luck to the remaining teams. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 23, 2011, 07:17:51 am
I think that means both the UD men and women will be playing at Coe next.  I wonder if I could talk my wife into roadtrip for Thursday???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 23, 2011, 11:21:08 am
I think that means both the UD men and women will be playing at Coe next.  I wonder if I could talk my wife into roadtrip for Thursday???

UD women play at Simpson.  Loras women play at Coe.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 23, 2011, 04:22:30 pm
Sorry about the misunderstanding.  I meant the game on Saturday if we both happen to win.  Thursdays game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 23, 2011, 04:31:23 pm
Final Regional Rankings before Selection Sunday: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/category/ncaa-stuff/regional-rankings/
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 24, 2011, 03:39:01 pm
Good Luck Kohawks!  Two to Dance!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 24, 2011, 10:43:02 pm
Dubuque women lose a close one at Simpson 75-73.  The Spartan women closed out the season strong.  It should be fun to see how they do next year.  They are coming on strong.
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on February 24, 2011, 11:11:45 pm
Luther's Jane Hildebrand resigns.

http://sports.luther.edu/women/basketball/season/2010-2011/news/hildebrandresigns.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 24, 2011, 11:57:30 pm
U.D. fans get two out of three tonight.  Can't wait to see the box score of the Girls game.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 27, 2011, 02:02:04 am
Congrats to the Kohawks on their first NCAA Tournament Appearance in School History!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 27, 2011, 09:51:28 am
I too would like to congratulate the Coe women's team.  Additionally I would like to thank the Coe fans and the Simpson fans and Pep band.  What an atmosphere for the game.  After the game the girls commented how loud it was.  

Mike Hamilton (Amy's Dad) came up to me and said he had pictures of our daughters competing in a high school volleyball game.  

I am hoping that our daughters will get one more chance to compete in the tournament.  It would be nice to have two IIAC teams with tickets to the dance.

Krazy did you see me at the game last night.  I was the one in the white shirt.

Today U.W Stevens Point and U.W. Whitewater play their championship game at 2:00pm.  One of these teams may be in the same opening round pairings with Coe.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 27, 2011, 06:24:50 pm
I too would like to congratulate the Coe women's team.  Additionally I would like to thank the Coe fans and the Simpson fans and Pep band.  What an atmosphere for the game.  After the game the girls commented how loud it was.  

Mike Hamilton (Amy's Dad) came up to me and said he had pictures of our daughters competing in a high school volleyball game.  

I am hoping that our daughters will get one more chance to compete in the tournament.  It would be nice to have two IIAC teams with tickets to the dance.

Krazy did you see me at the game last night.  I was the one in the white shirt.

Today U.W Stevens Point and U.W. Whitewater play their championship game at 2:00pm.  One of these teams may be in the same opening round pairings with Coe.  

There were a lot of people wearing White yesterday for the Whiteout.  What a great atmosphere for a basketball game though!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 28, 2011, 03:26:42 pm
Coe gets home games in NCAA Tourney

Coe vs. Minnesota Morris

Howard Payne vs. Lewis and Clark
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 28, 2011, 05:33:21 pm
Coe gets home games in NCAA Tourney

Coe vs. Minnesota Morris

Howard Payne vs. Lewis and Clark

I Don't think the Kohawks could have asked for a better region.  So weird the connections to Morris and Howard Payne.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 04, 2011, 05:44:18 pm
IIAC all-conference team announced.  Coe well represented. 

http://www.iowaconference.com/sports/2011/3/2/WBB_201011All_IIAC.aspx
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 05, 2011, 12:19:00 am
Great work tonight Coe and Simpson.  Let's Get two wins tomorrow!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on March 05, 2011, 11:54:49 pm
That was a great game to watch.  Congratulations and good luck against Illinois Wesleyan.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 06, 2011, 01:30:43 pm
Looks like the Kohawks will get Illinois Wesleyan on a Neutral court.  I think it will be a great game!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on March 12, 2011, 11:30:15 am
Great job ladies.

Quite a season, best ever, but I bet not for long.  I saw three freshmen that looked like they could play with anybody. 

...and Kayla Waskow is Dynamite, plus Leslie Ware is coming back!

Just re-load Kohawks and get back there next year.

COO COO for the women's basketball KOHAWKS!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Hoosier Titan on March 12, 2011, 11:56:16 am
Congratulations to the Kohawks.  You have a very impressive team, especially given their youth and that this was their first NCAA experience.  That was one of the toughest fought games IWU has had all year, and it was in question right down to the end.  Well done!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on March 15, 2011, 07:35:40 pm
Congrats to Kayla Lincoln and Randi Peterson on being honored by D3Hoops.com.  First Team for Kayla and Coach of the Year for Randi!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on March 23, 2011, 04:44:37 pm
Norse land a winner!

http://sports.luther.edu/women/basketball/season/2010-2011/news/nechutacoach.htm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 23, 2011, 05:59:11 pm
Final women's basketball polls are out.  Coe comes in at 13 USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll and 14th in the D3 Hoops poll.  Simpson is one out of the top 25 in the USA poll and seven out of the top 25 in D3.

Congratulations to the players and coaches at Coe and Simpson.  

Enough basketball on  to track and field my daughter is on the Coe track team and her twin brother is a decathlete at Augustana in Rock Island.  Unfortunately they usually only have one meet together at the other school in Dubuque.

Editorial Comment:  After watching the final four I think Coe would have been very compeditive against any of those teams.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 24, 2011, 12:56:49 pm
Norse land a winner!

http://sports.luther.edu/women/basketball/season/2010-2011/news/nechutacoach.htm

That news release sells her short. She's a three-time All-American:

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2011/03/nechuta-hired-as-head-coach
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on March 24, 2011, 05:19:03 pm
Not sure hiring the assistant of a program that's been on a downward swing, while she was there, is the best move to make.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 24, 2011, 07:16:00 pm
Won a national title as a player, though, along with the aforementioned individual honors. Worth giving her a shot because if Luther didn't, someone would have.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on March 25, 2011, 07:31:35 am
Won a national title as a player, though, along with the aforementioned individual honors. Worth giving her a shot because if Luther didn't, someone would have.

Pat, that's great that she won a title as a player but exactly how does that make her qualified to be head coach; particularly with little or no experience?  There's a lot of coaches out there with experience who should have been considered before Nechuta.  I can respect that when an assistant has paid his or her dues at a job for a certain number of years and then gets a shot at a head job.  But this is a trend I don't like.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on March 25, 2011, 11:32:18 am
I agree with LA Rams.  Great players rarely make great coaches.  They can't teach others how to do the things they were able to do as a player, and that's what made them great.  Too many AD's don't want to do their job and just settle on young female coaches that haven't shown any ability to do the job.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 25, 2011, 11:45:22 am
 I am sure the Luther AD exercised the appropriate due diligence in selecting Coach Nechuta.  It is easy to sit here and criticize this choice or that only time will tell.

 I am sure that the AD in his mind feels that she is a good role model, sucessful recruiter, and knowledgable coach.  Maybe Coach Nechuta will be very successfull and then move on in a 4 or 5 years to coach Wisconsin Stevens Point or higher.  

By that time maybe Luther would be interested in a young assistant from Wartburg.  

Good luck to Coach Nechuta may you beat every team in the league except Coe and U.D.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 25, 2011, 12:33:14 pm
Shameful for the Luther AD to not consult with LA RAMS amd east coast miac fan before selecting a new womens basketball coach.  Who has ever heard of an assistant coach moving up the ranks and becoming a head coach ::) 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on March 25, 2011, 01:43:12 pm
Shameful for the Luther AD to not consult with LA RAMS amd east coast miac fan before selecting a new womens basketball coach.  Who has ever heard of an assistant coach moving up the ranks and becoming a head coach ::) 

I'm not saying Nechuta WON'T be a successful coach at Luther; maybe she will.  Who knows?  I'm just saying that there's LOTS of potential candidates out there with considerably more experience who are more deserving at a shot like this. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 25, 2011, 01:48:27 pm
I see what you are saying, but you were painting with a pretty broad stroke there.  We don't know who applied at Luther.  We don't know what Luther is willing to pay for a head womens basketball coach.  You made it sound like Luther made a bad hire and should have hired another when we really don't know what went on in the selection process at Luther. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 25, 2011, 02:58:23 pm
Shameful for the Luther AD to not consult with LA RAMS amd east coast miac fan before selecting a new womens basketball coach.  Who has ever heard of an assistant coach moving up the ranks and becoming a head coach ::)  

I'm not saying Nechuta WON'T be a successful coach at Luther; maybe she will.  Who knows?  I'm just saying that there's LOTS of potential candidates out there with considerably more experience who are more deserving at a shot like this.  

Are there that many potential cantidates?

I have often pondered the question?  How much does a DIII women's basketball coach make?  Of course it depends on the school but, if it paid more than a high school coach makes, I would think you would see more highly qualified and successful high school coaches applying.  Could the H.S. coaches recruit?  Would they give up tenure?

With a lot of DIII school being private how could you tell.  The publics in the WIAC if it is like Iowa would publish salaries?  Does anybody know?

In my memory bank I can remember someone hiring an AAU coach, but the only high school coaches that seem to go to DIII are retired.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on March 25, 2011, 09:56:42 pm
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 26, 2011, 01:25:57 am
I agree with LA Rams.  Great players rarely make great coaches. 

This is a bit of a reach, isn't it?

Guess there was some MIAC assistant or something you guys think should have gotten the job?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: kate on March 26, 2011, 10:03:41 am
"A bit of a reach?" - this is absolutely none of my business (that's never stopped me  :D), but please reference if you care to the Great Delaware Valley College All American 2001 graduate, Alisa Di Bonaventura, for the past several years a Very successful coach for the Widener University Pride.  Shout out there to our Aggies!  She was an assistant at Del Val for two years, so perhaps changing schools doesn't count, but she's still a great coach.  As for the Coach in question, i personally think it's great for someone who knows the school, the area, the players to step into the position.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: kate on March 26, 2011, 03:55:46 pm
Sorry about the DVC/MAC/Widener reference - just a hopeless homer here - as you were, but best luck to the new coach!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on March 26, 2011, 05:40:36 pm
Successful women, players and coaches

Quote
’04, ’98, ’94, ’89, ’87 Naismith COY, Pat Summit of Tennessee –As a player she won All-American honors, playing for University of Tennessee–Martin.  Co-captain of the first United States women's national basketball team and 1976 Olympic silver medalist. Eight years later in 1984, she would coach the U.S. women's team to an Olympic gold medal, becoming the first U.S. Olympian to win basketball medals as a player and a coach.

’10 Naismith COY, Connie Yori of Nebraska - Yori is a two-time inductee into the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Hall of Fame—once as a basketball player, the other as a softball player.  Yori ranks third on Creighton’s all time scoring list.  A 1992 inductee to the school HOF, Yori holds records for season scoring average and career steals.  Yori’s first coaching job was at Loras College of IIAC.

‘07 Naismith COY, Gail Gostenkors of Duke – As a player Goestenkors played collegiately at Saginaw Valley State University and was a NAIA All-American in 1984 and 1985 and the GLIAC Most Valuable Player as a senior. She scored 1,158 points and recorded 469 assists.  SVSU posted an 114-13 record in Goestenkors’ four years on the team, and the team finished as NAIA runners-up her senior year.

’05 Naismith COY, Pokey Chatman LSU – As a player:5 time AAU All-American, All time Steals and Assists leader at LSU, 3 time All SEC, 1991 SEC tournament MVP

’01 Naismith COY, Muffet McGraw Notre Dame – As a player, she was a standout point gurad for SJU during the first four years of varsity competition.  SJU finished 6th in the AIAW basketball tournament her senior year and she played professionally with the California Dreams before becoming a coach.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naismith_College_Coach_of_the_Year
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 27, 2011, 10:34:50 am
Good retort 5 words.  On the men's side you have Bill Sharman and Lenny Wilkens who are Basketball Hall of Fame members as players and coaches.  Also some guy named John Wooden who was the first ever three time All American at Purdue and I think he also got into the Hall of Fame as a Coach.

This good players can't coach is rooted in Ted Williams who had a .429 as a manager.  Managers today make millions with that record.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on March 28, 2011, 11:26:25 am
I never said great players NEVER make great coaches, I said rarely.  And if you can come up with 5 coaches in women's D1 basketball out of the 300 or more coaches that have coached D1 in that time frame, that sort of validates my point.  Also, Pokey Chatman is not a good coach.  She's been fired for inappropriate relationships with her players.  Also, if I walked in to her situation at LSU, with Semione Augustus and company, I'd be a COY too.  She hasn't done enough to warrent being considered a good coach.

Anyone who can tell me hiring someone with 4 years or less experience in coaching, is a good hire, is a bold face liar.  There's way too many politics in hiring now with schools today.  Rarely is it about finding the BEST coach regardless of sex, race or whatever.  As to the point about high school coaches applying for D3 jobs, many do.  They aren't qualified.  That's why they don't get the job.  Luther wrapped up the entire job search in like 3 weeks.  Every other D3 that opened with jobs in the area around the same time as Luther, has not hired yet.  Luther knew they were going to hire her before the search even started.  What has she done as a coach to warrent that though?  That's my only question.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on March 28, 2011, 12:15:41 pm
She's a helluva hall director  ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on March 29, 2011, 07:26:42 am
I never said great players NEVER make great coaches, I said rarely.  And if you can come up with 5 coaches in women's D1 basketball out of the 300 or more coaches that have coached D1 in that time frame, that sort of validates my point.  Also, Pokey Chatman is not a good coach.  She's been fired for inappropriate relationships with her players.  Also, if I walked in to her situation at LSU, with Semione Augustus and company, I'd be a COY too.  She hasn't done enough to warrent being considered a good coach.

Anyone who can tell me hiring someone with 4 years or less experience in coaching, is a good hire, is a bold face liar.  There's way too many politics in hiring now with schools today.  Rarely is it about finding the BEST coach regardless of sex, race or whatever.  As to the point about high school coaches applying for D3 jobs, many do.  They aren't qualified.  That's why they don't get the job.  Luther wrapped up the entire job search in like 3 weeks.  Every other D3 that opened with jobs in the area around the same time as Luther, has not hired yet.  Luther knew they were going to hire her before the search even started.  What has she done as a coach to warrent that though?  That's my only question.

+1
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 29, 2011, 01:46:40 pm
Congratulations to Coe and U. of Dubuque led the pack with seven and five all academic team members.  BV, Luther, Central, and Wart had four players each.
Simpson and Loras three.  Cornell two.  Coe had three starters and second leading scorer on the list.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 03, 2011, 12:25:18 pm
Refusing to do semiimportant and necessary work I spent the last hour making this shallow and frivilous evaluation of the IIAC Women's teams

BUENA VISTA 12-14 (8-8) lost seniors Jahde Hammer (3rd team all region 2nd team all IIAC) 12.6 pts ppg. and Jocelyn Kock 9.0 ppg. Returns Jess Christianson (2nd team all IIAC) 13.0

CENTRAL 5-20 (2-14) lost Seniors Jordan Wadell and Stephanie Ruzica.  Returns seven players that averaged 6.2 to 9.4 ppg. led by Haley Brillhart 9.4 and Sarah Paulson (IIAC Honorable Mention)8.6 ppg. Four of those seven players are seniors that will provide needed leadership to help new Coach Mike Jacobsma rebuild and make Klompen happy (happier).

COE 26-4 (14-2) loses seniors Kayla Lincoln (1st team all region and two time 1st team all IIAC)12.6, Sarah Anciaux (1st team IIAC 2X 2nd team) 11.6, Devin Rolston 7.3, and Kaitlyn Brietbach (defensive player of year and honorable mention IIAC) 3.8 ppg.  Cupboard is not bare with junior scorers Kayla Waskow (two time 1st team all IIAC) 12.2  and Leslie Ware 8.0.  Freshman Mary Halverson, Hannah Brietbach, and Cassie Gehling gained valuable experience.  Four injured players coming back will help.

CORNELL  7-16 (2-14)  Loses Alicia West.  Camille Marie Lidd (2nd team IIAC) 15.7 ppg., Caitlyn Bisinger Fr. 12.2, K. Schilling So. 7.7 and Rene Tzeo So. 7.3 ppg. return. Rebuilding continues with a stronger foundation. Will recruiting be hurt by those long road trips when the Rams move to the Midwest Conference.  They will have 3 or 4 trips that are a longer distance or time than Buena Vista.

DUBUQUE 11-16 (7-9)  Loses Tena Stark and Tifany Brown.  Return Aimee Reyser Jr. (1st team IIAC) 12.3, Mollie Whiting So. (2nd team IIAC) 16.1 and Alia Cook (Honorable Mention) 9.8 ppg.
Dolittledog should be excited, late season upset of Wartburg, a two point game on Simpsons home floor, and returning quality players should have the dog drooling.  A women's basketball championship would be icing on the cake to go along with next years UD footall championship.

LORAS  15-12 (10-6) No Seniors.  Lindsey LaBadie Jr. (1st team IIAC) 11.3, Brittany Kent So. (2nd team IIAC) 9.0, Alex Hudson Jr. 8.3, and Melissa Herman So. 7.9 ppg. provide a good foundation for the 2011-12 team.  Upset of Wartburg and 3pt tournament loss to Coe on Coe's home floor should have fans excited about next year.

Look for two good teams in battling it out in Dubuque.  They split last year each winning at home.
[
]LUTHER  7-18 (3-13)  Loses Sam Jewell (1st team IIAC) 14.8, Bethany Van Sloten (Honorable Mention) 8.5, and Sam McCamy 3.0 ppg..  Taylor Johnson Fr. 9.9 and Katie Etter Jr. 7.2 return to help new coach Amanda Nechuta rebuild.  Without immediate help from the recruits Luther would be a good choice for last place.  They lost too many crucial seniors.  

SIMPSON  22-7 (14-2) Loses sharpshooter Amy Hamilton (3X 2nd team IIAC) 9.7, Jeni Hegstrom 5.4, Mindy Hutchcroft 8.7, and Darrina Bledsoe 2.8 ppg.  Returns Stacey Schutjer Jr. (All American Honorable Mention, 2nd team All Region, and 1st Team IIAC) 13.3, Ali Sokol 8.0, and Kate Nielsen 7.9 ppg..  Simpson reloads all the returning players except Schutjer (Stacey only plays 22min.) played less than 20 minutes.  They would probably be scoring double figures with 22 to 25 min per game.

WARTBURG  21-5 (12-4) Loses Sam Harrington (IIAC Player of the Year, 1st team all Region) 12.3, Katie Ziterguen (2nd team IIAC) 9.0, and Abbey Hempen (injured scored 11 ppg 2009-2010. The other players also scored more points last year than they did this year when Abbey wasn't playing) 1.2 ppg.  Returning players Madie Sadecky So. (Honorable Mention IIAC) 8.0, Stephanie Reiter Fr. 7.7, and Abi Weideman So. 5.8 ppg..  Emily Timmerman averaged 4.9 ppg. in only 15 min per game but was the teams leading rebounder should ease the loss of Ziterguen
A couple of late season stumbles saved the NCCA from having to pick from three really strong IIAC teams for the tournament.  Coach Amsberry made an excellent hire with Coach Nate Oakland.  Nate will help get Wartburg reloaded or rebuilt in no time.

Disclaimer some seniors mentioned may have red shirt years I don't know about, and all mispellings and syntax errors are typos.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 03, 2011, 05:36:50 pm
Thank you Bird Dog, now that is a review/preview I really like!!!

You and I have the "refusing to do semiimportant/necessary work" thing down pretty well :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 03, 2011, 09:47:29 pm
Not only did I suck up to the U.D. fans in the U.D. section.  I also put a jab at Loras in their section for the U.D. fans.  If anyone can figure it out you will get one attaboy/girl.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 06, 2011, 08:55:27 am
Not only did I suck up to the U.D. fans in the U.D. section.  I also put a jab at Loras in their section for the U.D. fans.  If anyone can figure it out you will get one attaboy/girl.  

I'm stumped...then again, if a test wasn't multiple choice, I was always in big big trouble ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on June 07, 2011, 12:12:49 pm
UD and Clarke per se being the good teams?  Loras not so much?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on June 07, 2011, 05:25:32 pm
UD and Clarke per se being the good teams?  Loras not so much?

Clarke is an NAIA school.  Simpson and Coe will once again be the teams to beat.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 07, 2011, 08:36:02 pm
UD and Clarke per se being the good teams?  Loras not so much?
 

I think we were talking about Women's College basketball. What is the MIAC?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 07, 2011, 09:40:49 pm
UD and Clarke per se being the good teams?  Loras not so much?

Clarke is an NAIA school.  Simpson and Coe will once again be the teams to beat.

Coe has come a long way in four years.  2007-8 they had five seniors and fifteen freshman.  Senior leadership and talented freshman led to a 20-8 record.  2008-9 was a JV team with one senior and one junior transfers and the rest freshman and sophomores (14-12).  From 2009-10 and 2010-2011 Coe began to look like an ideal basketball team with a mix of players in all classes so you can maybe reload instead of rebuild.  Coe may now have that mix.  Maybe they can reload.    Coe's graduating seniors accounted for 50%+ of scoring, rebounding, and assists.  I think Simpson will be the favorite.

 I think a lot of Coe's success next year will depend on the rehabilitation of injured players Reed (soph), Buckles (Jr), Cray (Jr.) and Jipp (sr).  Of course some top notch recruits would help.  

Oops just checked the 2011-2012 roster and Cassie Gehling is missing do you know why?  If she is gone that will hurt.    

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 08, 2011, 08:01:35 pm
Hate to answer my own question but Gehling has transfered to another school closer to home.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 09, 2011, 07:15:08 am
Hate to answer my own question but Gehling has transfered to another school closer to home.

BVU???

One of those western IA NAIA schools?

Big state school and giving up playing hoops?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on June 09, 2011, 11:26:05 am
UD and Clarke per se being the good teams?  Loras not so much?
 

I think we were talking about Women's College basketball. What is the MIAC?

I think I was talking about Women's College basketball as well.  I was trying to guess your dig at Loras.  If you know what the IIAC is, I would think you know what the MIAC is.  Disregard the name, as I don't live on the east coast anymore.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Ghost of MIAC Past on June 09, 2011, 11:29:24 am
Changed the name so no one thinks I am still from the east coast.  MIAC might be the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 09, 2011, 06:56:16 pm
Hate to answer my own question but Gehling has transfered to another school closer to home.

BVU???

One of those western IA NAIA schools?

Big state school and giving up playing hoops?

I think it must be a Junior College, that I had never heard of, can't recall the name but its located in Ames, Iowa.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 09, 2011, 06:59:13 pm
Answer to the quiz is Alex Hudson.  She quit the Loras team right after losing to Coe. I considered her a talented player. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 09, 2011, 07:04:27 pm
Hate to answer my own question but Gehling has transfered to another school closer to home.

BVU???

One of those western IA NAIA schools?

Big state school and giving up playing hoops?

I think it must be a Junior College, that I had never heard of, can't recall the name but its located in Ames, Iowa.

Nice :D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 09, 2011, 08:18:42 pm
Changed the name so no one thinks I am still from the east coast.  MIAC might be the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Just joking, for four years I wanted Coe to play Carlton.  You might check my Feb.14, 2010 posting which I try to explain why they (MIAC) gets no respect.  It has to do with their lack of opportunities to play quality outside competition because they have 22 league games and only three nonconference games.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 18, 2011, 11:11:02 am
The Game Time League rosters have been posted.

COE PLAYERS

Hannah Breitbach
MacKenzie Reed
Mary Halverson
Kelsey Jipp
Caitlyn Kray
Sarah Waskow
Leslie Ware

SIMPSON

Celsea Rohrs

UNI has 14 players, Iowa has 11, and Coe has the next highest number with 7.  Games are played at the North Liberty Recreation Center 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  Wed. from June 22 to July 27 with one Monday game on July 25.  

Game Time usually plays twice as many games but there are some conflicts this year that called for an abreviated schedule.

Subject 2:  the NCAA may have pushed the three point line back to 20' 9" from 19' 9".
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 23, 2011, 02:31:29 pm
Musings from the Game Time league last night. 

Couldn't find Chelsie Rohrs on the Simpson roster. Appears she is transfering to Simpson from Wayne State.

Coe players had varying degrees of success.  About what I expected. 

I was impressed with an Iowa player named Bethany Doolittle.  She is a stringbean 6'4" with a lot of potential to back up and then replace Morgan Johnson.  With a name like Doolittle she has got to be great.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on June 24, 2011, 07:22:53 am
Have seen Doolittle play on numerous occasions while she was at Hill-Murray H.S here in the Twin Cities;
she is going to be a very good player for my alma mater.

Wish I could get down there for the Game Time League.  How did the Breitbach sisters look?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 24, 2011, 09:24:53 am
I can't find Thursdays paper and my wife isn't here to tell me the password to get online edition.  From memory (which is pretty shakey) Hannah had a good line something like four out of eight shooting.  My daughter was guarding Kaitlyn when she hit her one for three three pointer. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 24, 2011, 09:43:05 am
Have seen Doolittle play on numerous occasions while she was at Hill-Murray H.S here in the Twin Cities;
she is going to be a very good player for my alma mater.

Wish I could get down there for the Game Time League.  How did the Breitbach sisters look?

I you go to the online version of the Daily Iowan you can read about the game and they have a video segment where you can see a flash of Kaitlyn playing she has a white head band on.  
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 25, 2011, 08:22:16 am
Musings from the Game Time league last night. 

Couldn't find Chelsie Rohrs on the Simpson roster. Appears she is transfering to Simpson from Wayne State.

Coe players had varying degrees of success.  About what I expected. 

I was impressed with an Iowa player named Bethany Doolittle.  She is a stringbean 6'4" with a lot of potential to back up and then replace Morgan Johnson.  With a name like Doolittle she has got to be great.

If she is a basketball player she must not be a member of my vertically challenged family :D

I wish there were more leagues like this for college kids (and just graduated kids like little Bird Dog)  Way back in the day they had a league like this in Dubuque.  All 3 Dubuque colleges plus UW-Platteville had kids in it and then some D1 players from the area belonged as well.  They took their inspiration from the PTL/GTL.  I don't think it continued once Jon Davison left town in the mid 90's for those few years before returning. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 25, 2011, 09:36:12 am
I don't know if it is too late but I have said it here before that it would be nice if more (or all) IIAC teams (or any other League) would entered the Iowa Games.  Iowa State usually has a team, Coe and Central have had teams there.  The adult women's division two years ago (the last time I went) was down to three or four teams. I know in the past Coe has crashed at someone they know (friends apartment or parent) to keep costs down.

The Bird Dog progeny wasn't able to play in the Game Time League (GTL) last year (out of state research project).  Wasn't sure what her schedule would be this summer so she didn't try out.  Showed up to watch last Wed.  One team was short of players.  Surprise Surprise I have my shoes in the car.  Told her that surprise surprise the mouthpiece better be in the car if there is a next time.

Soap box time My daughters high school assistant coach was a dentist.  Their team was required to wear mouthpieces.  He (the dentist) said not only does it save teeth but research shows that concussions (depending where you are hit) may be less severe if you are wearing one.   My children have worn them playing football (required by rule), basketball (required by one coach worn by 2 children not required), and volleyball.  

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on July 01, 2011, 07:29:20 am
I agree that it would be nice to see more of the Iowa Conf teams playing in the Iowa games. I know that some AAU tournaments offer open divisions where college teams often enter and play against other college teams or teams made up of former college players. The last few years, I've seen UD's team at the shootout in Menomonie, Wis along with UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, UW-Stout and last year there was a team w/former college players like Jolene Anderson (Wisconsin) and Jamie Braun (Indiana) that were playing. I also know of a college summer league that takes place in the Twin Cities and one in Verona, Wis.

The Summer League at the Minneapolis Mid-Town YWCA on Wednesday nights has virtually every MIAC team in there except Bethel and Concordia-Moorhead and also features two WIAC teams - UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire.  Also a smattering of some DII teams as well as former collegiate players.  Makes for an interesting mix.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 01, 2011, 05:33:32 pm
I agree that it would be nice to see more of the Iowa Conf teams playing in the Iowa games. I know that some AAU tournaments offer open divisions where college teams often enter and play against other college teams or teams made up of former college players. The last few years, I've seen UD's team at the shootout in Menomonie, Wis along with UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, UW-Stout and last year there was a team w/former college players like Jolene Anderson (Wisconsin) and Jamie Braun (Indiana) that were playing. I also know of a college summer league that takes place in the Twin Cities and one in Verona, Wis.

Hoop junkie where have you been?  I enjoyed all your comments in the 2009-2010 season.  But you haven't posted on this site since Nov. 3, 2010 .  Have you been sick, just got out of the slam, eluding a jealous husband/wife?

It does help to play a game against the DI, DII, and the occasional pro players. The difference between a DI player and a DIII player is the DI is a step faster and 4 inches taller.  I think it really helps the DIII to play against the additional speed and height. 
 
Two years ago Coe sent two teams to the Iowa Games.  One of the Coe teams beat a team of Iowa state players and grads.   I'm sure the DIII played a little harder.  Hoop Junkie's favorite player Kaitlyn Breitbach held Heather Ezell in check (not scoreless but well below what we would have expected her to score).

Enough of this rambling I'm off to the res to let the dogs swim.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 20, 2011, 10:04:23 pm
Kohawks 17th in WBCA Academic Top 25

Fri, Jul 15, 2011 - [Women's Basketball]

For the fourth time in school history, the Coe women's basketball team was in the WBCA Academic Top 25.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For the fourth time in school history, the Coe women's basketball team was ranked in the WBCA Academic Top 25.  The Kohawks had the 17th best GPA in the country. Coe was one of just three teams ranked in the academic poll, WBCA Top 25 and D3Hoops.com Top 25.

Coe was one of seven schools in the WBCA Academic Top 25 to advance to the NCAA Tournament.  Along with Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Thomas More, Coe advanced to the Sweet 16, the furthest of any of the seven schools in the rankings.

The Kohawks finished the season ranked 13th in the WBCA Top 25 and 14th in the D3Hoops.com Top 25. With a record of 26-4, the Kohawks had the most wins by any men's or women's basketball team in school history.  After winning their first two NCAA Tournament games in school history, the Kohawks finished their season with a 77-74 loss in the Sweet 16 to eventual Final Four participant Illinois Wesleyan.

Coe will return First Team All-Iowa Conference performer Kayla Waskow (Dunkerton, Iowa/Dunkerton) for the 2011-12 season.  Also returning is Leslie Ware (Des Moines, Iowa/Johnston), whom started 25 games for the Kohawks.  Three other players that averaged over 10 minutes a game also return to the squad.

GOOD PLAYERS AND SMART CONGRATULATIONS COE HAWKS.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 20, 2011, 11:53:51 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa --- Three Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) women's basketball programs have landed on the 2011 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division III.
 
Simpson College compiled a team grade point average of 3.519 to finish as the highest-ranked IIAC school with a tie for ninth place. Coe College (3.464) ranked 17th and Central College (3.456) finished in 20th. Case Western Reserve (Ohio) led Division III at 3.609.
 
Seven of the top 25 teams qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship, including 2010-11 IIAC co-champions Coe and Simpson.
 
The award is the eighth overall for Simpson (1999-2004-05-06-08-09-10-11) and its fourth in succession. Central (1998-99-2000-01-02-11) receives the honor for the sixth time overall and the first time since 2002. Coe (2003-04-05-11) picks up its fourth honor and and its first since 2005.

LOOKING INTO THE AWARD A LITTLE FURTHER, CONGRATS TO SIMPSON AND CENTRAL!
 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on July 21, 2011, 12:06:43 pm
Yep -- the whole ranking is in the story on the front page of D3hoops.com.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 21, 2011, 01:20:22 pm
Thanks Pat.  The article in DIII hoops says that U. W. Stevens Point and Thomas More made the sectionals.  I believe they left out a team.  Coe made it as far as U.W. Stevens Point and Thomas More.  Maybe the article could be edited to include Coe.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on July 22, 2011, 11:17:48 pm
Doolittle's neice joins Hawkeyes!  :o

 http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/07/22/Sports/24266.html
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on July 23, 2011, 08:57:55 am
Doolittle's neice joins Hawkeyes!  :o

 http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/07/22/Sports/24266.html


Well, my family are all Hawkeye fans...so now I will be a fan of the Hawkeyes AND a fan of Ms Doolittle ;D

Unfortunately, Ms Doolittle being 10" taller than me means she must not be a relative.  I do have a neice that will be a Duke Blue Devil this fall...though she is giving up soccer and cross country to focus on the academics
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 13, 2011, 05:53:40 pm
Checking Coe's schedule nonconference looks tough with an exhibition game Nov. 1 @ Iowa State, Nov. 18 vs. Illinois Wesleyan (at Eau Claire Wi. tournament), and Dec. 10 @. Carthage College.  I.W will be a rematch of Coe's last game and Carthage always seems to be hanging around in the  top 25.  The Kohawks also play a team I would have liked to play the last four years Carleton.  They had a high school rival of my daughter playing for them.  Both have graduated. Go Kohawks.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 13, 2011, 09:35:29 pm
BV, Coe, Loras, and Cornell have posted their 2011-12 rosters.  Everyone looks like a winner so far.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 13, 2011, 10:25:46 pm
Checking Coe's schedule nonconference looks tough with an exhibition game Nov. 1 @ Iowa State, Nov. 18 vs. Illinois Wesleyan (at Eau Claire Wi. tournament), and Dec. 10 @. Carthage College.  I.W will be a rematch of Coe's last game and Carthage always seems to be hanging around in the  top 25.  The Kohawks also play a team I would have liked to play the last four years Carleton.  They had a high school rival of my daughter playing for them.  Both have graduated. Go Kohawks.

Still going to attend some games???  Out of habit???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 13, 2011, 11:55:10 pm
Some weeks I would go to four or five games Junior High, High School, and College.  My daughter only played in two a week. My little girl Issy who really is a bird dog expects to go hunting twice a week instead of once a week this year.  I will probably cut back to two or three games a week.   

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on October 18, 2011, 08:17:39 pm
Luther 2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster (http://www.luther.edu/sports/women/basketball/roster/)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on October 18, 2011, 08:23:48 pm
Luther 2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster (http://www.luther.edu/sports/women/basketball/roster/)
3 Freshmen, 18 Total
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on October 18, 2011, 08:40:54 pm
Loras 2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster (http://www.duhawks.com/roster/0/2.php)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 21, 2011, 12:00:49 am
Luther 2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster (http://www.luther.edu/sports/women/basketball/roster/)
3 Freshmen, 18 Total

Only three Seniors only one with any significant stats (7ppg. 3reb., and 2 assists).  One was recruited to the team at midseason, the other played in thirteen games.  Luther needs those three frosh to fireballs or things are going to be real rough.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 21, 2011, 12:13:56 am
Loras 2011-2012 Women's Basketball Roster (http://www.duhawks.com/roster/0/2.php)


U.D. Aimee Reyzer (1st team all conference),  Mollie Whiting (2nd team), and Alia Cook (Honorable mention)
Loras Lindsey LaBadie (1st team) and Brittany Kent (2nd team)

Both teams beat Wartburg late in the season.  Both teams had 3pt or less games against Coe and Simpson on Coe and Simpsons home floor in the league tournament.  The rivalry may have more than in town bragging rights at stake this year. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 01, 2011, 03:43:30 pm
Kohawk women kick off their season tonight with an exhibition game against Iowa State University.  Good luck Kohawks.

Looked like everyone else starts on Nov. 15,  Good luck to all. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 02, 2011, 11:22:20 am
Congrats to Wartburg women's basketball beaten by Iowa State 61-40.  I believe it was 29-25 at half.  That is an excellent outing against a DI team. 

Maddie Sadecky (former Iowa City West Phenom) had 13 pts. and Sam Harrington had 11pts.  They were 5 for 11 beyond the arc.

I posted this last year when Wartburg was beaten by ISU.  Coe gets beat this year.  What I find interesting is that the last year Maddie Sadecky (former Iowa City West Phenom) and this year Mackenzie Reed (former Iowa City West Phenom) were the high scorers in the game for their respective DIII schools.  Do the girls growing up in Iowa City face DI talent more often and know how to play against them (or just coincidence)?

Reed scored 12 pts.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 14, 2011, 10:47:45 pm
Preseason coaches rankings are out.  Simpson (6 1st place votes) picked number one, Wartburg 2nd , and Loras (3 1st place votes) and Coe tied for third.  U.D. at 5. BV, Cornell, Central and Luther round out the conference. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 15, 2011, 08:21:29 am
We're looking forward to following the IIAC this season.  Hopeing UD does well in all of this...but looking forward to the season regardless. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 15, 2011, 11:28:45 am
I just went back to my post of June 3, 2011 and found this tidbit:

DUBUQUE 11-16 (7-9)  Loses Tena Stark and Tifany Brown.  Return Aimee Reyser Jr. (1st team IIAC) 12.3, Mollie Whiting So. (2nd team IIAC) 16.1 and Alia Cook (Honorable Mention) 9.8 ppg.
Dolittledog should be excited, late season upset of Wartburg, a two point game on Simpsons home floor, and returning quality players should have the dog drooling.  A women's basketball championship would be icing on the cake to go along with next years UD footall championship.

Who'da thunk the Birddog would get a prediction right about a football team.  Alia Cook was a junior last year and not on the roster this year.  I believe she would have helped inside but Heather Taylor is a capable replacement.  Taylor got 11 pts. against Simpson in a two pt. loss in the tournament @ Simpson. 

The old Loras vs. U.D. rivalry might mean more than just bragin' rights in Dubuque this year. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 15, 2011, 03:20:07 pm
Games kick off tonight.

Central at Bethany Lutheran

Simpson at AIB

Knox at Cornell

U.W. LaCrosse at Loras

Coe at Elmhurst

B.V. at Nebraska Wesleyan

Good luck to all. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 02, 2011, 11:15:56 am
What happened?

Preseason favorite Simpson holds off Cornell (picked for seventh) 63 to 60 on Simpsons home floor in OT.

Picked for second Wartburg holds off Luther (picked for ninth) 77 to 72, this was on Luthers home floor. 

Picked for 6th and 8th respectively B.V. 69 over Central 63

Tied for third Coe 57 over Loras 55 on Coe's home floor.

Dubuque idle.  Giving Doolittledog time to cheer for his second favorite team in the league (who ever is playing Loras).

Looks like this season may be a dog fight from top to bottom. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 02, 2011, 04:05:40 pm
Interesting that Luther is picked for 9th in the league.  Just a few years ago Luther was at the top of the conference and making sweet 16 appearances. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 03, 2011, 10:44:08 pm
Coe wins at Dubuque tonight 66-56.  We didn't watch the game.  We were too busy trying to put the tree up and all those other festive activities. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 04, 2011, 12:44:18 am
Wartburg whoops on Simpson 71 to 54 @ Waverly

Cornell defeats Central 77 to 72 in OT @ Cornell

Loras beats Luther 65 to 43

Coe 66 U.D. 56.

Has Simpsons slipped a notch only time will tell. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 04, 2011, 12:52:30 am
Interesting that Luther is picked for 9th in the league.  Just a few years ago Luther was at the top of the conference and making sweet 16 appearances.

2006-07 season I believe Luther won the conference and had POY sophomore Blair Ernst.  Ernst decided not to play the next year, Luther finished second but lost to Coe in the tournament and it has been all down hill since then.  Last year Ernst coached Wartburgs J.V. squad.  She was an excellent player and lead CR Wash to a couple of second place finishes at state in high school
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 06, 2011, 05:30:23 pm
Congrats to Coach Peterson on her 92 wins at Coe.  The most by a Coe womens basketball coach.  She did it in the begining of her sixth year.  She also has the highest winning percentage. 

Who ever is announcing the Coe games is doing an excellent job.  Sounds professional!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 10, 2011, 07:36:25 pm
Dubuque wins at NCC 63-60 (revenge for our football team).  UD down 23 points in the 1st half, holds NCC scoreless for the 1st 14 minutes of the 2nd half to pull out the win. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 04, 2012, 08:55:09 pm
Congratulations to Coe on beating Simpson 75 to 72.  Coe has beaten Simpson 3 of the last 4 times they have played.  Stacey Schutjer didn't play.  She is recovering from a concussion wish her a speedy recovery.

Elsewhere in the Conference

B.V. 61   Cornell 60
Wartburg 76  Central 57
Loras 64   Dubuque 50

Coe has been using a professional broadcaster Jerry Coala (sp) the play by play has been very good. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 04, 2012, 10:16:26 pm
Hey Bird Dog...I'm taking my son to the UD/Coe game in CR later this month.  Where should I park...what's the best way to get into the building...where is the building...any food at the concession stand to stay away from???

I think my son is more interested in getting a hot dog and a sprite than actually seeing the game, but we're looking forward to it. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 05, 2012, 07:41:10 pm
Have you been to a Football game at Coe?  If you have you are a block and a half from Eby Fieldhouse.  Walk out the front entrance of the football stadium the building on the left is the tennis center, go straight (no direction it is impossible to tell directions in C.R. it's laid out by the river so everything is N.E. S.W. etc.) When you come to a T intersection (one way street)with a parking lot across the street that is the side and back of Eby. I like to park in the parking lot to the right before crossing the street and walk across the street. Go to the left to get to the front of the building.  In the front of the building you will walk by a glass wall with swimming pool take the next set of steps up to the basketball arena. 

Concessions are limited, no hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, soda, and candy.  The 28th is a little far out for my schedule but I will try and make the game too, would like to meet you. That is if they let me come to another game the only one I've been to they lost. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 07, 2012, 06:37:25 pm
Simpson wins at home today 82-71...or maybe 81-72 over Dubuque.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 11, 2012, 08:47:07 pm
Last place Dubuque wins at 1st place Wartburg.  Great job Lady Spartans.  I have no idea the score because my work computer has no audio and the Wartburg camera never showed the scoreboard. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 11, 2012, 09:38:43 pm
Last place Dubuque wins at 1st place Wartburg.  Great job Lady Spartans.  I have no idea the score because my work computer has no audio and the Wartburg camera never showed the scoreboard.

You beat me to it, what a wacky season so far.  Looks like the most compeditive season in a long time. 

U.D.  49   @ Wart 43

Coe 82     @Luther 67   Coe has benched usual starters.  Bench scores 61 pts.

Simp 82    @ BV 69

Loras 56    @  Cent. 43

Rough night to be a home team!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 12, 2012, 02:54:23 pm
Last place Dubuque wins at 1st place Wartburg.  Great job Lady Spartans.  I have no idea the score because my work computer has no audio and the Wartburg camera never showed the scoreboard.

You beat me to it, what a wacky season so far.  Looks like the most compeditive season in a long time. 

U.D.  49   @ Wart 43

Coe 82     @Luther 67   Coe has benched usual starters.  Bench scores 61 pts.

Simp 82    @ BV 69

Loras 56    @  Cent. 43

Rough night to be a home team!

This rotation of starters for Coe has been interesting lately.  I have no idea what is going on with it, but the only thing that is good with it is that the "normal starters" don't seem to be getting upset or complaining about things.  Sometimes you see things go the wrong way when this happens, but they seem to be working for Coe outside the loss to Wartburg.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 14, 2012, 12:25:46 am
Last place Dubuque wins at 1st place Wartburg.  Great job Lady Spartans.  I have no idea the score because my work computer has no audio and the Wartburg camera never showed the scoreboard.

You beat me to it, what a wacky season so far.  Looks like the most compeditive season in a long time. 

U.D.  49   @ Wart 43

Coe 82     @Luther 67   Coe has benched usual starters.  Bench scores 61 pts.

Simp 82    @ BV 69

Loras 56    @  Cent. 43

Rough night to be a home team!

This rotation of starters for Coe has been interesting lately.  I have no idea what is going on with it, but the only thing that is good with it is that the "normal starters" don't seem to be getting upset or complaining about things.  Sometimes you see things go the wrong way when this happens, but they seem to be working for Coe outside the loss to Wartburg.

One of the parents told my wife that Coach Peterson is using a point system to determine who deserves to start.  With the league as balanced as it is every team is capable of winning on a given night.  Hopefully this system will give Coe an edge?  When Lute Olson was at Iowa he used a point system but I think it was strictly for player evaluation and feed back.  I don't think it determined playing time and who started from the points.   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 14, 2012, 08:49:21 pm
Dubuque beats Central 62-60 for a 2 game conference winning streak.  When I tuned in the game Central was leading 12-0 so I gave the computer over to my son to play games.  I promise to now not give up on the Spartan womens team and will keep their games on until the end. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on January 16, 2012, 12:32:24 am
How about Kayla Waskow's 28 points and 20 rebounds yesterday? WoW!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 16, 2012, 07:38:15 pm
Dubuque leading Luther 41-31 at the half in Decorah

Dubuque beats Luther 75-61
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 18, 2012, 09:02:10 pm
Loras 69     Simpson 58

Coe 63       Cornell 62

U.D. 64      B.V. 54

Luther 80   Central 63
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 18, 2012, 09:25:41 pm
Dubuque women are on a 4 game conference winning streak...not too shabby
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 22, 2012, 08:34:54 pm
Loras 56    Coe 41   (DBQ)

UofD 60     Central 45  (Pella)

Cornell 65   Luther 50  (Decorah)

Simpson 70  Wartburg 55

Pay back time Loras avenges a two pt loss at Coe.  Simpson retaliates with a 15pt win to ease the pain of a 17pt loss earlier at Wartburg.

Uof D. five in a row.

Cornell sitting tied for fifth after fighting with Central and Luther for the bottom last year. 



Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 25, 2012, 09:52:38 pm
I tuned in just in time to see the UD/Simpson teams shaking hands after a 93-72 Simpson win over UD in Dubuque.

Lady Spartans are 5-5 in conference play and 2 games ahead of 7th place. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2012, 08:48:55 pm
Wartburg 78  Luther 55 @ Waverly

Loras
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2012, 08:55:21 pm
Wartburg 78     Luther 55 @ W

Loras 58          Cornell 44 @ Cor

Coe 75            Dubuque 68 @ Coe OT

BV 66             Central 56 @ BV.

I believe Waskow became the second leading scorer in Coe history and with 6 games left could or should reach number one.  She has redshirt year available if she wants. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 29, 2012, 09:42:09 am
My son and I made to Eby last night at halftime of the womens game.  Coe gets a decent crowd for the womens game, which is nice.  For all the nice new basketball facilities that have come into the IIAC over the last few years, I enjoyed the "old barn" ambiance of Eby.  Those old gyms have a great feel to them.  I do wish the concession stand sold more than popcorn and candy bars though!!!

We liked that UD was able to fight back from a 6 point deficit and tie the game to send it into overtime.  I would have loved to see a win for my Spartans last night, but, I am aware that a few years ago last night would have been a 20 point loss with the Coe bench being cleared with 10 minutes to play.  This is a good Spartan team and I am anxious to see how the next few years play out for them and coach Noll. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 02, 2012, 11:20:10 pm
What a dog fight this season has been so far.  Coe, Wartburg, and Loras tied for the lead at 9 and 3.  Simpson 1/2 game back at 8 and 3. 

A game and a half seperate U.D.  6 and 6, Cornell 5 and 6, and B.V. 4 and 7, in the battle for 5th and 6th.

Wartburg plays Coe, Dubuque, Loras, and Central

Loras has Wartburg, Simpson, Dubuque, and Central

Simpson has Loras, B.V., Central, Luther, and Cornell.

Coe has B.V., Cornell, Luther and Wartburg. 

Normally I would say Simpson has the easiest schedule playing four of five games against the bottom four teams.  But this year it seems (here comes the cliche) anyone can win on a given night. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 04, 2012, 05:07:38 pm
Dubuque wins 64-58 in OT @ league leading Loras.

Last week Dubuque lost in OT @ league leading Coe.

Dubuque is close to being a very good team. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 06, 2012, 11:50:23 am
Dubuque wins 64-58 in OT @ league leading Loras.

Last week Dubuque lost in OT @ league leading Coe.

Dubuque is close to being a very good team. 

To bad Coe couldn't have helped you by winning that close game at B.V..  A Coe win would have all but clinched a tournament berth for U.D.

Dubuque has Wartburg, B.V., and Cornell left.  U.D. has beaten Wartburg by 6 and BV by 10. Lost to Cornell early in the season.  Wartburg and Cornell are home games B.V. is away.  I always thought B.V. was one of the toughest venues to play in. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 08, 2012, 08:38:21 pm
UD women beat Wartburg 58-53 in Dubuque tonight.

Over the last 3 games...

UD lost in OT @ league leading Coe...won in OT @ league leading Loras...won @ home over league leading Wartburg. 

That is a fantastic 3 game stretch for the Lady Spartans and should make the IIAC tourney an interesting one. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 08, 2012, 09:12:59 pm
Tonights scores...

Simpson 81 - 66 over BVU
Central 54 - 51 @ Loras  Central picks up their 1st conference win of the season against a Duhawk team that was in 1st place a week ago
Coe 76-57 over Cornell
Dubuque 58-53 over Wartburg

Standings...

Simpson  10-3
Coe         10-4
Wartburg   9-4
Loras        9-5
Dubuque   8-6 (started conference play 0-4)
Cornell      6-7
BVU          5-8
Luther       2-11
Central      1-12
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 11, 2012, 09:47:55 am
Coe (10-4) sits back kicks its feet up (unlikely) and ponders a big game at Wartburg on Wed.

Central (1-12) travels to Luther (2-11) with last place on the line. 

Simpson (10-3) is at Cornell (6-7), Simpson had a three point win against Cornell in Indianola earlier in the year.  Basketball is a game of matchups.  Can Cornell find that magic and pull an upset?

Loras (9-5) is at Wartburg (9-4).  Wartburg needs  a win to tie Coe for second.  Loras needs a win to join Wartburg in a tie for third.  Wartburg win sets up an already big game against Coe.

Dubuque plays at B.V..  Dubuque won earlier in the season 64 to 54. Win here clinches playoff spot for U.D.  Key to game B.V. is third in 3pt F.G. pct.  Dubuque is second in 3pt FG pct. defense.  The games (one) I've watch B.V. win three pointers were the difference.

good luck to all.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 11, 2012, 08:52:37 pm
Dubuque wins @ BVU.  Not sure of the score because the camera never moved and the PA announcer was a little fuzzy.

The BVU camera operator either...

A - Forgot to show up for work study

B - Wasn't able to figure out how to move the darn thing

C - Getting randy with his/her girl/boy friend up in the camera nest and couldn't be bothered with it
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 12, 2012, 12:05:46 am
If you think B.V. is annoying check out Wartburg.  You have to get the Video on the computer then go back and get the Audio.  Unfortunately the two are not in sync.  One is about ten seconds or more behind the other. 

Congrats to U.D. in getting a ticket to the dance (league tournament).   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 12, 2012, 12:08:22 am
Assuming Simpson doesn't lose again, Wednesday's game at Wartburg will decide who gets the second bye in the IIAC Tournament and who will host the other in the semifinals.  Should be a good one.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 12, 2012, 08:55:56 am
If you think B.V. is annoying check out Wartburg.  You have to get the Video on the computer then go back and get the Audio.  Unfortunately the two are not in sync.  One is about ten seconds or more behind the other. 

Congrats to U.D. in getting a ticket to the dance (league tournament).   

BVU and Wartburg are known for having supposedly good broadcasting majors.  You would think they could do better than BVU having no audio and a camera that never moves and Wartburg having seperate audio and video feeds that aren't in sync. 

This should be a good conference tourney.  I don't see a team out there that is head and shoulders above the other teams like we have seen in past seasons. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 12, 2012, 08:52:10 pm
If you think B.V. is annoying check out Wartburg.  You have to get the Video on the computer then go back and get the Audio.  Unfortunately the two are not in sync.  One is about ten seconds or more behind the other. 

Congrats to U.D. in getting a ticket to the dance (league tournament).   

BVU and Wartburg are known for having supposedly good broadcasting majors.  You would think they could do better than BVU having no audio and a camera that never moves and Wartburg having seperate audio and video feeds that aren't in sync. 

This should be a good conference tourney.  I don't see a team out there that is head and shoulders above the other teams like we have seen in past seasons. 

They sound great just not in sync with the video.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 16, 2012, 12:03:41 am
Tonights games...

Coe wins @ Wartburg 81-63
Dubuque beats Cornell 59-53
BVU beats Luther 86-71
Simpson wins @ Central 81-63

Standings...

Simpson  12-3
Coe         11-4
Wartburg 10-5
Dubuque  10-6 (started out 0-4)
Loras        9-6
BVU          6-9
Cornell      6-9
Luther       3-12
Central     1-14

Saturday games...
BVU @ Cornell  (that's a big game...win and you're the 6th seed...lose and you stay home)
Loras @ Simpson
Luther @ Coe
Wartburg @ Central
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 16, 2012, 05:04:32 pm
Tonights games...

Coe wins @ Wartburg 81-63
Dubuque beats Cornell 59-53
BVU beats Luther 86-71
Simpson wins @ Central 81-63

Standings...

Simpson  12-3
Coe         11-4
Wartburg 10-5
Dubuque  10-6 (started out 0-4)
Loras        9-6
BVU          6-9
Cornell      6-9
Luther       3-12
Central     1-14

Saturday games...
BVU @ Cornell  (that's a big game...win and you're the 6th seed...lose and you stay home)
Loras @ Simpson
Luther @ Coe
Wartburg @ Central

In the category of if, ifs and buts were candy and nuts.  If Loras beats Simpson. Simpson and  Coe tie for the league championship and Coe gets the number one seed in the tournament.  Loras won at home earlier in the season but plays at Indianola in the season finale.  A win for Loras would tie them with U.D. for fourth and possibly tie with U. D. and Wartburg (if Wartburg losses) for third (I'm not working out the tiebreaker on that one).

As Doolittledog said the B.V. at Cornell game will be big.

Bottom of the league Luther and Central have a chance for one last hurrah against Coe and Wartburg respectfully.  Wartburg has the honor of playing Central on Senior Night while Luther travels to C.R. to play Coe on Senior Night.

I remember Lisa Bluder on the radio one night talking about the uncertainty of Senior Night and how the players would react.  I have seen several games where the underdog will rise up and play superhuman ball and smite the opponent and the only explanation is Senior Night.

Good luck to all. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2012, 05:10:53 pm
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2012, 10:47:11 pm
If you missed tonight's Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) show, the archive is already available: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2011-12/feb16-show (http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2011-12/feb16-show)

Coach Niemuth was on the show around the 2:15 mark...
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 18, 2012, 06:33:17 pm
Scores today...

Cornell beats BVU 76 - 62 earns the 6th seed over BVU with this win 
Simpson beats Loras 59 - 49 wraps up the #1 seed 
Coe beats Luther 81 - 65 will be the #2 seed 
Central beats Wartburg 83 - 82 in OT Wartburg loss gives the #3 seed to Dubuque

This was a good day to be the home team.

Final IIAC standings...

Simpson   13-3
Coe         12-4
Dubuque  10-6
Wartburg 10-6
Loras        9-7
Cornell     7-9
BVU         6-10
Luther      3-13
Central    2-14
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2012, 04:03:01 pm
GAMES TONIGHT
#6 CORNELL @ #3 UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE

U.D. and Cornell split during the regular season both winning fairly close games at home.
Cornell 54  Dubuque 47 early in the season.
U.D. 59  Cornell 53
Sorry Doolittledog I have to pick U.D. to win this one (anyone that knows how poor my picking percentage is knows why I apologized).

#5 LORAS @ #4 WARTBURG.

Wartburg won both games 79 to 59 on Jan. 14, but on Feb. 11 at Wartburg the score was 55 to 52.  Loras seems to be coming on strong and Wartburg seems to fade a bit at the end of the season.

Wartburg remembers the pain last year of being the first IIAC #3 seed to ever loose to #6 seed (U.D.) defends the home turf and wins. 

Good Luck to all.

Lets hear your predictions.

After thought I think both of these games are going to be really fun to watch.  U.D. vs. Cornell more so than Wartburg/Loras because the sound at U.D. will be syncronized to the video.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2012, 04:20:43 pm
Any thoughts on player of the year or first team all conference. 

If Simpson wins the Tournament I see only one team going to tournament.  If someone else wins we might get two.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 21, 2012, 05:03:33 pm
My prediction is I will have the Dubuque games on my work computer as a slave away at the office tonight.

If the UD women hold to recent form, Cornell will jump out to an early lead...coach Noll calls a timeout...UD plays the rest of the game in a press...Cornell tires out in the 2nd half...UD takes lead with about 3-4 minutes left and wins by 4-5 points.  I dance around the office because no one is here to see me. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2012, 06:06:49 pm
My prediction is I will have the Dubuque games on my work computer as a slave away at the office tonight.

If the UD women hold to recent form, Cornell will jump out to an early lead...coach Noll calls a timeout...UD plays the rest of the game in a press...Cornell tires out in the 2nd half...UD takes lead with about 3-4 minutes left and wins by 4-5 points.  I dance around the office because no one is here to see me.

Don't anyone repeat this PARTY AT DOOLITTLEDOG'S OFFICE TONIGHT BYOB AND SOME TO SHARE WITH THE DOG, I'LL PICK UP A COUPLE OF PIZZA WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO BRING A VEGGIE TRAY, CHIPS/PRETZELS. AND OTHER FINGER FOODS. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 21, 2012, 07:41:12 pm
I can't get the UD video to work.  If the live stats is correct...Cornell is leading at the half 38-23.  There won't be any dancing going on here tonight by me.  Though I will most likely get my work done faster!!!

Cornell women win 79-64 at UD.

Great season for the UD women.  They started out 0-4 in conference play and finished 10-6 and a 3rd seed.  Thank you to the Spartan seniors and on to next year now!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2012, 08:51:23 pm
Loras up 30 to 28 at halftime.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2012, 09:58:31 pm
Wartburg beats Loras 59 to 53 in OT.

Thursdays Games

Wartburg at Simpson

Cornell at Coe
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 24, 2012, 11:20:41 am
Simpson vs. Coe third time in three years and four of the last five. From here it looks like Coe has to win to get into the NCAA.  Simpson could get in with a loss.

Waskow became Coe's career leading scorer last night.  Her and Kelsey Jipp will use red shirt next year which should bode well for Coe's continued success.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 24, 2012, 05:09:09 pm
Simpson vs. Coe third time in three years and four of the last five. From here it looks like Coe has to win to get into the NCAA.  Simpson could get in with a loss.

Waskow became Coe's career leading scorer last night.  Her and Kelsey Jipp will use red shirt next year which should bode well for Coe's continued success.

Yawn...it's like MUC vs. Whitewater in football year after year after year ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 26, 2012, 04:13:56 pm
Congrats to the Kohawks on the huge win yesterday.  Only team to beat Simpson at home the past two years.  Can honestly say I didn't see a win that big coming. Should be interesting to see where they are heading in the NCAA's and if Simpson gets in.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 27, 2012, 07:37:39 am
The guess here is that Coe will be coming up to Twin Cities to play in the UST pod.  According to the D3 Hoops projected brackets, it LOOKS as if Simpson will get sent over to UW-Stevens Point.

Congrats to Randy Peterson and her squad for doing it again.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on February 28, 2012, 11:32:13 pm
Tough first round matchups for both the Kohawks and the Storm.  Hoping they can both advance.  Would be great for the league.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: LA RAMS on February 29, 2012, 07:59:34 am
Am glad Coe is finally coming up to the Twin Cities as I have not had a chance to see them play.  Should be a VERY good game with UW-River Falls.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 29, 2012, 07:09:30 pm
Congrats to POY Kayla Waskow (Coe) and Defensive player Leslie Wilson (Wart).  IIAC posted the teams today. 

Leslie Ware (Coe) gets second team nod.  Her first post season award which I think is long over due.  I thought she deserved a second team pick two years ago. She couldn't squeeze in last year with Coe posting three 1st team players and a Defensive Player of the Year. The conference just isn't going to give a fifth player an honor. 

 









Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 04, 2012, 11:04:34 am
Congratulations to Coe on another outstanding season.  With Kayla Waskow and Kelsey Jipp returning for red shirt senior years Coe loses Seniors Leslie Ware and Sarah Waskow.  Coe averaged 69 pts. per game and lose 11.5 with the loss of the two Seniors. 

With a healthy Mary Halverson, Lindsey Buckles, and Caitlyn Kray, providing additional leadership and great physical skills:  With Mac Reed and Megan Hayes refining their great physical talents and gaining experience this year:  With a bench load of talent that will be pushing everyone to get better Coe's future looks bright. 

Five years ago Coe had 5 seniors, two sophomores and the rest of the team were freshman.  It appears Coach Peterson has accomplished a balance of players in each class needed to provide continuity to a good basketball program. 

My WIFE was complaining in my last post that I snubbed (unintentional on my part) Megan Hayes by not mentioning her making the IIAC second team.  I have a feeling she and a lot of other players on this team are going to garner a lot more awards.

I haven't looked at the other teams returning players but as it stands now I think Coe would have to be the preseason favorite for next year. 



   

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 15, 2012, 07:19:05 pm
Rank   School (1st place votes)   Points   2011-12 Record
1    Coe (6)                  55    21-8,      12-4 IIAC
2    Simpson (1)    48    21-7,      13-3 IIAC
3    Loras (1)    43    14-12,      9-7 IIAC
4    Wartburg    40    18-9,      10-6 IIAC
5    Dubuque        34           15-11,    10-6 IIAC
6    Buena Vista    23           11-14,      6-10 IIAC
7    Luther                  20     6-19,       3-13 IIAC
8    Central                  17    7-18,        2-14 IIAC

Coaches preseason poll is out Coe with a returning POY Kayla Waskow, 2nd team all conference selection Megan Hayes, two other starters including 5th year senior Kelsey Jipp and significant firepower off the bench it looks like a good season for the Kohawks. 

Simpson plays a lot of players in every game will reload without Stacey Shutjer.   Simpson always seems ahead of the curve in the early season because of the game savy players that have a lot of minutes experience.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 18, 2012, 05:31:53 pm
Season starts with BV and Wartburg having already played the eighth and ninth rated teams in the D3 hoops ratings.  BV lost to Washington U. (9th) 95 to 72 and Wartburg loses to Wisconsin Whitewater 65 to 55.

Coe plays in the Illinois Wesleyan tournament Nov. 24 and 25. They play Illinois Wesleyan (#5) and then either DePauw (#4) or Washington U. (#9).  It appears to me that Illinois Wesleyan wants to play the lowly Kohawks (#21) as an easy game to get into their championship game. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: mark_reichert on November 20, 2012, 02:10:34 pm
Coe plays in the Illinois Wesleyan tournament Nov. 24 and 25. They play Illinois Wesleyan (#5) and then either DePauw (#4) or Washington U. (#9).  It appears to me that Illinois Wesleyan wants to play the lowly Kohawks (#21) as an easy game to get into their championship game.

It appears to me that you've haven't looked at the history of the Tip Off Tournament of which Illinois Wesleyan, Washington U., and Depauw are rotating hosts.  The host ALWAYS plays the fourth team invited on the first day.  The exception is when they can't get a fourth team like two years ago at Depauw when they played each other in three games over three days.

Congrats to Coe for getting into the NCAA tournament the last two years and having close losses to Final Four bound teams.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 24, 2012, 12:25:03 pm
Thank you for the insight on the tournaments scheduling.  Now can you do something about getting video for the game?  It appears only the championship game is going to be streamed.  In retrospect it is probably a good thing they are not being streamed.  Issy wants to go pheasant hunting this afternoon and I've got other things on the list.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 24, 2012, 08:27:23 pm
UD moves to 2-1 on the season with a 63-60 win over Martin Luther at the UW-Stout Turkey Shootout. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Kohawk Krazy on November 25, 2012, 12:49:45 am
Kohawks played tough today against a great team.  Not too bad of a performance with the reigning IIAC MVP on the bench and Coe's leading scorer this year with 17 per game not playing. Hopefully they will be back soon.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 08, 2012, 07:14:50 pm
UD now 7-1 on the year with an 88-47 win over Blackburn College.  18 players scored for Dubuque.  Can't wait for conference games to get started. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 20, 2012, 11:14:32 am
I stated earlier that I thought Coe would be the team to beat this year.  Coe is now 5 and 4, last in the IIAC.  The injury bug has hit Mary Halverson and Kayla Waskow. Waskow is back and I hope Halverson can come back this year.  Looking at who they lost to Illinois Wesleyan #4, and Washington #9 at the time. Wesleyan has dropped out of the top twenty five but Washington has moved up to #4. 

Having said that I think Coe will be near the top of the IIAC at the end of the season.  Conference play begins Jan. 5.

What is going on at Cornell? They received 55 points the hightest not rated team in the latest ratings while number 25 has 70 points.   Didn't mention them above but they also beat Coe.

Didn't look at the other teams but noticed Simpson is in Daytona Beach, Florida and Coe is in Las Vegas, Nevada over the holidays.  Those should be some nice trips especially if they win.

Would like a detailed report on the Simpson trip to Daytona, but I don't expect to hear much about the Coe women's trip because what happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas.


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on December 22, 2012, 08:55:55 am
Wow!  All IIAC teams over 0.500 AND the world didn't end!

Quote from:  IIAC 2012-13 Women's Basketball standings as of 12/22/12

Simpson (14/13) 9-0
Loras (RV/--) 9-1
Dubuque (RV/--) 8-1
Luther 8-3
Central 6-3
Wartburg 6-3
Buena Vista 7-4
Coe 5-4
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 22, 2012, 11:13:28 am
Wow!  All IIAC teams over 0.500 AND the world didn't end!

Quote from:  IIAC 2012-13 Women's Basketball standings as of 12/22/12

Simpson (14/13) 9-0
Loras (RV/--) 9-1
Dubuque (RV/--) 8-1
Luther 8-3
Central 6-3
Wartburg 6-3
Buena Vista 7-4
Coe 5-4

Good thing the world didn't end...I'm expecting some good basketball to be played yet this season.  I'm also anxious to see if this is the year UD steps up to be among the elite in the conference. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 26, 2012, 12:22:28 am
Wow!  All IIAC teams over 0.500 AND the world didn't end!


I believe that it was DBQ1965 that told us months ago that world was not going to end.  I stopped worrying then. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 29, 2012, 05:40:44 pm
Dubuque beats UW-River Falls 77-57 to win their own Holiday tourney.  Simpson beat UW-River falls 67-62 back on the 15th of December.  That means absolutely nothing other than I am ready for the conference portion of the schedule to get started. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 29, 2012, 09:45:17 pm
Fourteenth rated Simpson loses to ninth rated Amherst a 60 to 62.  Kate Nielsen scores 35 points playing 33 minutes.  It appears that Simpson will be playing starters more minutes than in the past. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 05, 2013, 03:48:22 pm
Conference openers at the half:

Simpson 30 @ BV 24
Loras     25 @ Luther 24
Central  16  @ Coe 25
Dubuque 37 @ Wart 38
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 05, 2013, 05:17:54 pm
Finals

Simpson 62   @  BV 50

Loras 54       @  Luther 63

Central 39    @  Coe 46

Dubuque 73  @ Wart 78

Home cooking worked for 3 of the 4 teams with only BV having indigestion.

Coe looked very bad against Central.  Central behind by 9 at half got Coe out of sync and forced turnovers, despite having several starters sitting in foul trouble.  Game was closer than seven points indicate.  Coe lucky to win.

Congrats to U.D.'s Mollie Whiting on scoring 37 pts.

Wed 1-9-13 6:00 P.M.

Central @  Wartburg

Loras   @  BV

Simpson @ Luther

DUBUQUE @ COE  Doolittledog Map Quest says its only 45 min. to CR.  I'm sure you could make it in 30 with a tail wind and law enforcement eating supper. 


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 05, 2013, 08:35:20 pm
I took my daughters to the UD/Wartburg game today.  Molly Whiting had a career day, unfortunately for UD Wartburg had a better day and won 78-73. 
The Wartburg announcer reported at halftime that Simpson was leading the Storm 30-24 which got a chuckle out of me.

If UD/Coe was a weekend game I would be there for sure.  We were there last year but unlikely during a weeknight, but we will see.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 09, 2013, 10:54:22 pm
Coe beats UD 64-62 with the game winning layup at the buzzer
Loras wins @ BVU 74-71
Simpson wins @ Luther 71-62
Central gets whupped @ Wartburg 38-69

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 10, 2013, 07:35:20 pm
I think Luther is the surprise team of the early season beating Loras (picked #3 preseason) and only losing by 9 to Simpson.  Luther was 8th place last year in the conference standings.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 12, 2013, 09:23:32 pm
I think Luther is the surprise team of the early season beating Loras (picked #3 preseason) and only losing by 9 to Simpson.  Luther was 8th place last year in the conference standings.

OOps Central beats Luther 81 to 69. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on January 16, 2013, 11:31:06 pm
I think Luther is the surprise team of the early season beating Loras (picked #3 preseason) and only losing by 9 to Simpson.  Luther was 8th place last year in the conference standings.

OOps Central beats Luther 81 to 69.

Just an off night perhaps
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 31, 2013, 10:58:26 pm
Rough night for the leaders.  Second place Loras loses to Luther for the second time this year.  Third place Wartburg loses to Dubuque.  Preseason favorite Coe loses to Central. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 31, 2013, 11:04:14 pm
Rough night for the leaders.  Second place Loras loses to Luther for the second time this year.  Third place Wartburg loses to Dubuque.  Preseason favorite Coe loses to Central.

I tuned in just in time to watch the last minute of the game.  UD hit the winner with maybe 3 seconds left.  Fun game to watch.  For a Dubuque fan anyways ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 02, 2013, 04:48:38 pm
Dubuque with an 80-63 win over Coe today.  I guess the secret for a Dubuque victory is for me to tune in with 10 minutes or less left in the 2nd half.  Or...The Spartan women have been working hard at practice and the coaching staff has them playing well and the victories are starting to come together again.  Fun to see a team that was so down for a long time getting a convincing win against a traditional top team in the conference. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 04, 2013, 06:17:00 pm
Dubuque with an 80-63 win over Coe today.  I guess the secret for a Dubuque victory is for me to tune in with 10 minutes or less left in the 2nd half.  Or...The Spartan women have been working hard at practice and the coaching staff has them playing well and the victories are starting to come together again.  Fun to see a team that was so down for a long time getting a convincing win against a traditional top team in the conference. 

What does it take to be a traditional top team?  Coach Peterson is the only women's basketball coach at Coe with a winning record. They have been doing fairly well since 2007-2008 season.  Coe has been to the NCAA two years in a row with no chance of making it this year unless they A. GET INTO THE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT and B.THEN WIN THE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT. I do believe they have the talent to win the tournament but not without a change in fortune/philosophy/team chemistry/injury situation or fill in the blank from a half dozen other cliches.

Coe has 4 games left with home games against Loras and Wartburg which are tied for second at 6-4.  Away games with Luther and BV.  Loras and Wartburg games were close 3pt games.  Coe beat Luther by 14 and BV by 2 in OT. Good luck Coe you are going to need it.     
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 04, 2013, 08:37:22 pm

What does it take to be a traditional top team? 

5 straight years or more in the top rung...or, uh, to have been a top team since I once again began paying attention to the league...which was around 2006 or so  :P
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 13, 2013, 06:11:43 pm

What does it take to be a traditional top team? 

5 straight years or more in the top rung...or, uh, to have been a top team since I once again began paying attention to the league...which was around 2006 or so  :P

Here is Coe's record for the last seven years. 
2006-07        8-18
2007-08        20-8  (third place league runner up tournament
2008-09        14-12
2009-10        19-8  (Tied league champ runner up tournament)
2010-11        26-4  (Tied league champ champion tournament)
2011-12        21-8  (2nd league won tournament)
2013-13        12-11 ( may need two wins to get into tournament)

Compare this to Simpson eight straight NCAA Tournament appearances and five of the last six league championships.  Right now I would say that Simpson is the only traditional power in the league, with Coe being up four of the last six years. 

Don't get me wrong I am not complaining about Coe's success but think it needs a few more years to be considered a traditional power. 

I still think if they get into the tournament they could win it this year.  Things are going to have to click a little better than they have been. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 13, 2013, 11:13:48 pm
Fair point, Bird Dog.

Of course, with Dubuque winning @ Simpson tonight 72-56...holding Simpson to 21.7% shooting, including 1-21 from 3 point range...together with the fact I participated in Homebrewing 101 at the Broad Street Brewing company tonight and my head is buzzing.  I'm feeling pretty good about life right about now ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 14, 2013, 10:31:26 am
Fair point, Bird Dog.

Of course, with Dubuque winning @ Simpson tonight 72-56...holding Simpson to 21.7% shooting, including 1-21 from 3 point range...together with the fact I participated in Homebrewing 101 at the Broad Street Brewing company tonight and my head is buzzing.  I'm feeling pretty good about life right about now ;D

Great win and momentum into the tournament.  Need a win over Loras to get number three seed.  Wartburg loss and U.D. win would get U.D. the two seed.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 19, 2013, 09:11:28 pm
Internet is out on the UD campus so I listened to the Luther radio feed.  They did a great job.

UD beats Luther 80-74 in OT.  Tied at the half.  In the 2nd half UD had a 1 point lead and fouled Luther on a 3 point attempt.  Luther missed all 3 free throws and fouled Dubuque on the rebound.  Dubuque made 2 to go up 3 and Luther nailed a 3 pointer to send the game in to OT.  At that point a Luther team already in foul trouble had a few players foul out and UD took control and won by 6.  It was a fun game to listen to while I toiled away at the office. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 19, 2013, 10:12:37 pm
Overtime at Loras with Coe bowing out.  Good Luck U.D.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 19, 2013, 11:04:18 pm
Two OT games tonight.  This is a very deep conference. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 20, 2013, 01:29:51 pm
Tourney games postponed to Friday...

http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2013/2/20/MBB_0220131608.aspx

Simpson/Loras this season...
01/16/13  Simpson 74-54 @Simpson
02/09/13  Simpson 75-62 @Loras

Dubuque/Wartburg this season...
01/15/13  Wartburg 78-73 @Wartburg
01/31/13  Dubuque 49-48 @Dubuque
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 22, 2013, 09:41:58 pm
Simpson 76 Loras 68

U of Dubuque 73  Wartburg 65

Both really close games.  Tried to watch them both at the same time.  Game is on Sunday at Simpson.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 22, 2013, 09:44:13 pm
I was hoping the UD mens game would end before the womens game...they ended right about the same time.  Proud that the Lady Spartans collected their 20th win tonight.  Should be a great game Sunday. 

Thanks for the update Bird Dog. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 28, 2013, 09:13:11 pm
Congrats to Simpson.  Rooting for you to do well in the tourney. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 01, 2013, 07:47:23 pm
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Congrats to Simpson.  Rooting for you to do well in the tourney. 
[/quote]

Ditto congrats to Simpson on winning the League tournament and getting into the NCAA for the ninth straight year.  The games are to be played at Cowles Fieldhouse in Indianola.  Simpson plays Westminster Mo. and Wisconsin Stevens Point plays Concordia-M'head. 

The visiting teams and fans are in for a treat.  The shopping at the downtown stores especially the Jarsma bakery (Dutch Letters and Almond Blonkets) and Ulrich's meat market (sandwiches, meat and cheese samples) is a real treat and the constant ninety degree plus temperature in Cowles Fieldhouse will make you think you are on spring break in the Caribbean.  Good luck to Simpson and for the visitors make sure you hydrate. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 02, 2013, 09:51:07 pm
Simpson wins 88 to 84 over Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Cornell loses to St. Thomas 53 to 52.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 03, 2013, 07:41:02 am
Simpson representing the IIAC well.  Let's keep it rolling
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 03, 2013, 05:56:55 pm
Sweet Sixteen Simpson plays #22 University of Wisconsin Whitewater on Whitewater's home floor.
Other side of the bracket includes #2 Hope.  Hope's opponent is St. Thomas which knocked off #4 Calvin and #12 Cornell. I think St. Thomas finished third last year.  They've been there before and are proving to be a tough opponent. (St. Thomas is one of the highest rated others receiving votes.)

This time of year it doesn't matter where your opponent is ranked just beat em.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 16, 2013, 04:11:25 pm
We've released our list of All-Americans. Congratulations to Kate Nielsen and Mollie Whiting, who is our first women's selection from Dubuque.

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2013/03/womens-all-americans
Title: Central College - WBB
Post by: BandGetsToPlay on August 16, 2013, 12:45:49 pm
I hear Central College lost another coach (WBB), last minute, right before school starts...what is going on over there? Lots of rumors flying, leadership lacking, President/AD not living up to hype. Not good from what's being said...Any insight?

 ???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on October 27, 2013, 12:09:34 pm
I hear Central College lost another coach (WBB), last minute, right before school starts...what is going on over there? Lots of rumors flying, leadership lacking, President/AD not living up to hype. Not good from what's being said...Any insight?

 ???

Coach Jacobsma accepted a position as Athletic Director at Alexander Dawson School.  Alexander Dawson School k-12, tuition $20,650 to $21,250.  $1.25 million in tuition assistance.  Twelve miles east of Boulder. 

I stated this before (when Luther hired a coach)  but I believe that a high school basketball coach with a MA and several years experience makes more than a IIAC coach with admissions or intramural duties.  In my community a high school coach with those credentials would make
70 to 80 K.  I believe that this is why you rarely see a high school basketball coach apply or accept jobs with small colleges.  You do see retired coaches on occasion (Jerry Nikkel? hope I got the name right) at Central for several years. 

I don't think IIAC women's basketball coaches make anywhere near that.  I kind of doubt that you will see many coaches in the future with the tenure of Brian Niemuth (26yr.), Janet Berry (22yrs), or Jane Hildebrand (29yrs).  (Duh you really don't see many people in any profession staying that long in one place anymore).

Wartburg        Amsbery          9th year

Coe                Peterson          8th year

U.D.                Noll                  7th year

Loras             Hiezzen            7th year

Luther            Bailey               3rd year

P.S. Congratulations to coach Niemuth being promoted from interim Athletic Director to Official Athletic Director.  Sorry rest of the league he will continue as Women's Basketball coach.

Now that he is Athletic Director he will probably raise the temperature in Cowles Field House from its unbearable 87 degrees to 95+ degrees.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 09, 2014, 12:33:54 am
Big congratulations to the Dutch on a mighty amazing come from behind win against Luther tonight!  Just an outstanding job of showing why you should never give up.  Down by 7 with less than 2 minutes to go, the Dutch take the lead for the first time in the half with 3 seconds left on a beautiful 3 pointer.  I would say former assistant, current interim head coach, Chelsea Peterson is making a great case fot getting the position permanently.  Also great to see local Pella players making key contributions down the stretch.  Nice to see the Pella ladies shine!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 09, 2014, 01:38:15 pm
Yea, Klompen is back!!!  Nice to see you out of hibernation  ;)

The season is still early, but big game this weekend in Pella with Central and Dubuque!

Central        1-0 9-3
Dubuque     1-0 8-4
Coe             1-0 6-6
Loras           1-0 6-6
Luther          0-1 9-3
Buena Vista  0-1 6-6
Wartburg      0-1 6-6
Simpson       0-1 5-7

What happened to the Simpson women's team???
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 09, 2014, 08:03:44 pm
Yea, Klompen is back!!!  Nice to see you out of hibernation  ;)

The season is still early, but big game this weekend in Pella with Central and Dubuque!

Central        1-0 9-3
Dubuque     1-0 8-4
Coe             1-0 6-6
Loras           1-0 6-6
Luther          0-1 9-3
Buena Vista  0-1 6-6
Wartburg      0-1 6-6
Simpson       0-1 5-7

What happened to the Simpson women's team???
They traded places with Central? :)

If we have much more weather like this week, I will go back to hibernating.  Brrrrrr
I will be there Saturday, how about you?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 11, 2014, 06:57:10 pm
I am looking forward to seeing Klompens game review.  Our computer took a dump today.  I can log on, but video doesn't work and some pics won't load.  I know UD won by 1 point, sounds like it was a good game.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Klompen on January 15, 2014, 09:27:09 pm
It looked like it was going to be an almost instant replay of the Luther game finish, except the Dutch got the lead with enough time for UD to take it back and the 3 pt shot with 5 seconds left missed the mark.  It was a great game, but this time we were on the wrong side of the fianal score.

I can't get the WB site to stay up.  Trying to get it, but everytime it starts to bring up the go-knights website the browzer shuts down.  I know the idea of go knights is abhorrent to me, but I didn't know my tablet was so sensitive to that crap.   ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 15, 2014, 10:59:34 pm
It's a long, long season...but I like what I have seen so far. 

Dubuque 3-0  10-4
Loras      3-0    8-6
Simpson  2-1   7-7
Luther     1-2  10-4
Central    1-2   9-5
Wartburg 1-2   6-8
Coe         1-2   6-8
BVU        0-3   6-8

Games this weekend...
BVU @ UD
Central @ Loras
Luther @ Simpson
Coe @ Wartburg
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 22, 2014, 09:57:43 pm
Wednesday night games...

Dubuque 77 @ Coe 85 ...The curse of Bird Dog  ;)
Loras 61 @ Luther 47   
Simpson 58 @ Central 35   
Wartburg 82 @ Buena Vista 77 OT

Loras            5-0 10-6
Dubuque       4-1 11-5
Simpson       4-1   9-7
Coe              3-2  8-8
Wartburg      2-3  8-8
Luther          1-4 10-6
Central         1-4   9-7
Buena Vista  0-5   6-10

Weekend games...

Central @ Buena Vista     
Luther @ Coe     
Wartburg @ Simpson     
Dubuque @ Loras


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 23, 2014, 01:23:57 pm
Things to ponder when you have time...

Conference titles/tourney titles...

BVU - 6/1
Central - 6-0
Coe - 2/2
Dubuque - 0/0
Loras - 1/1
Luther - 7/1
Simpson - 12/7
Wartburg - 5/2

Buena Vista - 85;95;96;97;04;05   ...04
Central - 83;85;93;94;95;98
Coe - 10;11   ...11;12
Dubuque - none   ...none
Loras - 03   ...03
Luther - 88;89;91;95;98;02;07   ...07
Simpson - 85;98;99;00;03;06;08;09;10;11;12;13   ...00;05;06;08;09;10;13
Wartburg - 90;92;01;02;03   ...01;02

Conference titles...
Simpson - 12
Luther    -   7
BVU       -   6
Central   -   6
Wartburg -  5
Coe         -  2
Loras      -   1
Dubuque  -  0

Tourney titles...
Simpson  - 7
Coe         - 2
Wartburg - 2
BVU        - 1
Loras       - 1
Luther     - 1
Central    - 0
Dubuque - 0
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 01, 2014, 05:16:00 pm
Saturday 2/1/2014 results...

Loras 58-42 Central
Luther 89-86 Simpson OT
BVU 73-70 Wartburg OT
Dubuque 65-56 Coe

Standings...

Loras      8-0  13-6
Simpson  6-2  11-8
Dubuque 5-3  12-7
Coe         5-3  10-9
BVU        3-5  9-10
Luther     2-6  8-11
Wartburg 2-6  8-11
Central    1-7  9-10
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 05, 2014, 08:00:22 pm
Sometimes I get 3 seconds in a row before Knight Vision goes into buffering.

02/05/2014 scores...

Dubuque 60-40 @ Wartburg
@ Simpson 62-49 Central
Coe 97-92 @ BVU
@ Loras 80-72 Luther

Standings...

Loras       9-0   14-6
Simpson   7-2   12-8
Dubuque  6-3   13-7
Coe          6-3   11-9
BVU          3-6   9-11
Luther      2-7   11-9
Wartburg 2-7   8-12
Central    1-8   9-11

Saturday games...

Wartburg   @ Loras       
Dubuque @ Simpson       
Central @ Coe       
Luther @ Buena Vista
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on December 22, 2014, 01:30:22 am
Just looked at the standings and preseason picks.  All coaches seem to think it will be a dog fight.  Champion Loras seems to be getting little respect.  Simpson which had two honorable mention players last year is picked for first.  Veteran Coach and overly hot gym must be giving them the nod.  Simpson meets 3rd place pick Coe in Cedar Rapids, and 2nd place pick Loras in their first three conference games.  These early challenges could give and indication of things to come.

Need more posts on this site.  Doolittle Dog appears to be talking to himself.  Congrats Doolittle you niece had a good game for Iowa today.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 22, 2014, 09:56:28 am
Yea, Bird Dog is back!

I stopped posting because I was the only one here.

Despite their current 4-4 record...I think Dubuque has a chance to have a decent year.  Deep squad...but lack height.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: jaybird44 on December 30, 2014, 04:50:47 pm
Good game shaping up at Wartburg, as #5 Wash-U leads the host (received votes) 34-33 at halftime.  Wash-U 10-0 entering the game, Wartburg 9-1.

Wartburg raced out to early leads of 7-0 and 13-6, and eventually led 22-6 as Wash-U had 6 turnovers in the first 9 minutes.  But, Wash-U closed the half on a 27-11 run, fueled by better defense and enjoying a bonus advantage from the FT line for the final 10 minutes or so.  Wash-U ended up with 10 turnovers, Wartburg 8...but the Bears had a 7-4 edge in offensive rebounds and a 6-1 edge in FT scoring.

Alyssa Johanson has 9 points at the break, Jordan Thompson 8, Melissa Gilkey 6.  Wartburg is led by Bobbi Burrows' 12 points.  Kasey Kladivo has 6 points and 2 rebounds.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 07, 2015, 09:14:57 pm
1st round of conference games tonight.

Luther beat Wartburg 68-59
Coe beat Simpson 75-69
Dubuque beat Central 58-55
Loras beat BVU 83-73
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: NorseFan2015 on January 09, 2015, 02:30:31 pm
Looks like it's going to be a fun conference season! Luther is off to a great start and a very exciting team to watch. This is a video I found of them from a trip south after Christmas. Entertaining stuff indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujB-fwKX11Q
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 09, 2015, 02:46:02 pm
Good to have a new poster here NorseFan2015.  Welcome to the board. 

I love to see the turn around a school can accomplish in a years time.  Luther weren't in the basement for long!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 14, 2015, 09:18:10 pm
Luther and Coe both win tonight to move to 4=0 in the conference.  It's good to see Luther having a successful conference start.  Not wanting to provide any bulletin board material but I will mention that Luther hasn't beaten Coe since their first game in the 2007-08 season.  That is 14 in a row for Coe.  If past history holds I won't predict a Coe win but I predict that there will be a snow storm.  The five times I drove to basketball games there was always a fill in the blank (fog, snow, sleet or combination of all) storm.  Anyone going to Decorah I recommend going early and visiting the Vesterheim (excuse spelling) Museum. Great Norwegian immigrant history museum.  Everyone raves about Mabe's Pizza but I like the Depot restaurant in West Union they used to have a Prime rib special on Saturday nights.  Enough rambling good luck to all. 

Just caught Norsefan 2015 Luther team video from Jan. 9 post.  Great video those girls have a great repertoire of moves dance and basketball.  The coaches also bust some good moves.

Good luck to all.   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 17, 2015, 04:52:34 pm
Luther wins 76 to 62 breaking Coe's 14 game win streak against Luther.  Congratulations to Coach Nechuta, sorry I don't know her present last name and I don't have time to look it up.  NorseFan 2015 you might find this interesting, take a look at pages 54+ of this site please note It took her awhile but she is proving the boo birds wrong.  Norse keep up the good work, but feel free to lose to Coe and Dubuque next time.  I hope to catch a Coe game in person when they have the Alumni game.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 17, 2015, 07:02:40 pm
Jan. 17 results

Simpson  77   Wartburg  70     
 Coe  62   Luther  76   
 Dubuque  82   Buena Vista  73    (OT) 
 Central  65   Loras  72 


 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 17, 2015, 07:15:43 pm
Jan. 17 results

Simpson  77   Wartburg  70     
 Coe  62   Luther  76   
 Dubuque  82   Buena Vista  73    (OT) 
 Central  65   Loras  72 


 

Dubuque about gave me a heart attack letting the game go into OT to begin with.  But the Spartans were then able to pull away in OT.  I think we have another top 3 team in the conference with the Spartans.  We'll see if they can continue the uphill climb all the way to the top.  I do like their style of play and with a deep bench it could get interesting.  Coe/Luther/Simpson will be tough as usual. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 22, 2015, 10:23:31 am
Undefeated in conference Luther falls to Simpson. 

Coe beats Wartburg in a close game.  Wartburg was missing several players.  Probably flu bug.

BV beats Central

Congrats to the University of Dubuque and their biggest fan doolittledog on the sweep of Loras last night.  If memory serves me right Loras and U.D.  may be archrivals.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 22, 2015, 10:30:17 am
Undefeated in conference Luther falls to Simpson. 

Coe beats Wartburg in a close game.  Wartburg was missing several players.  Probably flu bug.

BV beats Central

Congrats to the University of Dubuque and their biggest fan doolittledog on the sweep of Loras last night.  If memory serves me right Loras and U.D.  may be archrivals.

Much like Ohio St refers to Michigan as "that school up north"  Spartan fans refer to Loras as "that school across town"  ;D

I kept tabs on the women's conference games while watching my daughters swim practice.  Then was able to catch the 2nd half and the UD/Loras men's game on the computer. 

Not sure how this year will play out.  There are a whole mess of talented teams out there could rise up and beat anyone on any given night.  Win at home, try to steal as many wins on the road as you can and see where things stand at the end of the year. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 25, 2015, 09:21:26 am
Hey Bird Dog, there's a game of some importance coming up this week  ;)

Coe  5-1 12-5
Dubuque  5-1 11-6

Luther   4-2 14-3
Loras  4-2 10-7
Simpson  3-3 13-4
Wartburg  2-4 11-6
Buena Vista  1-5 6-11
Central  0-6 9-8


Wednesday1.28.15

Wartburg @ Loras     
Central @ Simpson     
Dubuque @ Coe      
Luther @ Buena Vista 

I'll be checking in on the game while at my daughters swim practice.   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 25, 2015, 08:18:43 pm
Sounds like a can't miss game.  I consider Eby Fieldhouse to be one of the best basketball venues in the league.  Comfortable seats but needs better concession stand.  There is some talk of building a recreation building I hope they don't scrap Eby. 

Wartburg fans and Coe fans that can remember when Asst. Coach Oakland coached at Coe, should check out Saturdays C.R. Gazette. On the puzzle page they have a picture of Oakland's daughter sitting on the bench with the Wartburg Girls.  Cute picture. Coach Oakland's last year at Coe was 2010-11. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 25, 2015, 08:27:11 pm
Even if your team loses we'd like to know your thoughts.   The more posts the merrier.  Keep them coming.  Especially if you have some gossip.  Usually we don't repeat gossip in this site, so read carefully the first time its posted. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2015, 07:42:26 am
The BIG DOGS meet tonight in Cedar Rapids.  The league leaders Coe and U. Dubuque face off with identical 5-1 records.  First half of the season is over after tonight. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2015, 07:55:01 pm
17:00 second half 45-42 U.D. up
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 28, 2015, 08:29:14 pm
Less than a minute 71-68 ud.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 28, 2015, 08:38:15 pm
I was going to tell you wave at the camera, Bird Dog...but they cut off the video feed before the handshakes were completed. 

UD getting a road win against a conference power is big.  Luther and Simpson had big wins over BVU and Central.  Loras/Wartburg is in a nail biter. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on January 31, 2015, 05:12:40 pm
Coe gets revenge against Luther can't remember score a 73-62

Dubuque 78  Loras 74

Wartburg 75  Simpson 59

BV 68   Central 58

Dubuque still on top at 7=1  Coe 6-2  Luther and Loras 5-3  Simpson 4-4 Wartburg 3-5  BV 2-6 and Central 0-8
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 05, 2015, 07:17:35 am
Scores last night...

Coe  54 @ Wartburg  60 
Dubuque  68 @ Central  52 
Loras  69 @ Buena Vista  54 
Simpson 35 @ Luther 45

And standings with 5 games to go...

Dubuque   8-1 14-6
Luther  6-3 16-4
Coe  6-3 13-7
Loras  6-3 12-8
Simpson  4-5 14-6
Wartburg  4-5 13-7
Buena Vista  2-7 7-13
Central  0-9 9-11

Taking a look at stats, over the past 3 games, Dubuque has gone 22-22 ; 20-21 ; 21-24 from the line.  That will help you win some ball games.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 12, 2015, 12:00:34 am
Mid week scores...

Dubuque wins @ Simpson 69-66
Luther wins @ Loras 73-72
Coe beats Central 62-44
BVU beats Wartburg 85-73

Standings with 3 games left...

Dubuque 9-2 15-7
Luther 8-3 18-4
Coe 8-3 15-7
Loras 7-4 13-9
Simpson 5-6 15-7
Wartburg 4-7 13-9
BVU 3-8 8-14
Central 0-11

Remaining games...

Central @ Luther
Dubuque @ Wartburg
Simpson @ BVU
Coe @ Loras

Coe @ Simpson
BVU @ Dubuque
Loras @ Central
Wartburg @ Luther

Luther @ Dubuque
Loras @ Simpson
BVU @ Coe
Wartburg @ Central
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 14, 2015, 10:42:02 pm
1 week left in the regular season.  Pretty tight at the top of the conference

Standings...

Luther 9-3 19-4
Dubuque 9-3 15-8
Coe 8-4 15-8
Loras 8-4 14-9
Simpson 6-6 16-7
Wartburg 5-7 14-9
BVU 3-9
Central 0-12 9-14

Remaining games...

BVU @ Dubuque
Loras @ Central
Coe @ Simpson
Wartburg @ Luther

Loras @ Simpson
Luther @ Dubuque
Wartburg @ Central
BVU @ Coe
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2015, 06:54:22 pm
My daughter said Coach Henderson said today that if Coe won they would get the second seed over the loser of the Dubuque vs. Luther game.  My usually flawed and erroneous calculations have Luther in the number two.  Coe number 3, Loras 4, Wartburg 5, and Simpson six.  Tie breakers in the IIAC go head to head, if that doesn't break the tie then they go down the standings and the first one to beat a team ahead of them wins the seed.  Coe and Luther split head to head,  both split with leader Dubuque,  and both split with Loras. 

Now it goes to who gets the seed between Simpson and Wartburg.  They split head to head.  Wartburg has a win over Dubuque giving it the number 5 seed.  Coe split with Wartburg and Luther beat them twice taking the number two seed. 

After all these calculations the official schedule is out on the IIAC web site.

On Tuesday
 
Coe (3) vs. Simpson (6) @ Coe

Loras (4) vs. Wartburg (5)@ Loras

The league tournament winner gets the automatic qualifier, but I don't think anyone else in the IIAC has enough clout to get their ticket punched to the dance.  Hope they prove me wrong. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2015, 07:05:41 pm
Went to the Alumni game at Coe today good time was had by all.  Two teams of 10 and 9 players provided an errorless and perfectly played game with the red beating the grey.  Luncheon is interesting the team introduces themselves, and the alumni tell what they are up to.  Saw the first half of the BV game Coe played well, scoring inside.  Coe went on to win. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 22, 2015, 09:25:23 am

The league tournament winner gets the automatic qualifier, but I don't think anyone else in the IIAC has enough clout to get their ticket punched to the dance.  Hope they prove me wrong.

If Luther had won the regular season title, and then lost in the tourney, they may have had enough clout to get into the NCAA as a 2nd IIAC team.  Now I think we are a 1 team league. 

We were at my daughters flute competition and then went shoe shopping yesterday, so I was limited to following twitter on my phone.  I will have a fun time today with the game on my computer while I finish up some work at the office. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 28, 2015, 02:11:51 am
5 seed Wartburg against 2 seed Luther.  I think they are arch rivals too. Luther won the regular season games 67 to 57 and 68 to 59.  As the old saying goes "it's tough to beat a team three times in a season."  Game in Decorah should give the nod to Luther. 

Tip of the hat to Megan Hayes of Coe.  She became the fourth leading  scorer in school history with 1139 points passing Amber Karkosh 1134 pts. 

I wish Coe would update their records.  They were last updated after the 2012-2013 season. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 28, 2015, 05:47:26 pm
Half Time Luther 31 Wartburg 22.  Luther providing video and sound.  Hopefully the team does better than Luther's Ultimate Frisbee team did at a tournament at the University of Iowa.  I saw them play Grinnell College today.  Just like an announcer at half time.  Digging deep to find something to talk about. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 28, 2015, 06:40:59 pm
Looter wins. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 28, 2015, 10:15:32 pm
If you consider the modern era of IIAC women's basketball to be when Coe joined the IIAC. Conference titles and tourney titles look like this...

School - conference - tourney
BVU : 2 - 1
Central : 0 - 0
Coe : 2 - 2
Dubuque : 1 - 0
Loras : : 2 - 2
Luther : 2 - 2
Simpson : 10 - 7
Wartburg : 3 - 2
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 03, 2015, 06:23:27 pm
Luther's bracket includes:

St. Thomas (27-0) vs. U. of Minnesota Morris (16-11)

Luther (22-5) vs. St. Norbert (22-3)

Believe St. Thomas is the number two seed in the tournament.  St. Norbert beat our old buddies Cornell to win their league tournament. 

Would like to hear from Norse fans.  NorseFan2015 where did you go. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 08, 2015, 09:18:37 am
Luther loses to St. Thomas 60 to 57.  St. Thomas was the number two ranked team by D3 Hoops.  Good showing and great season Norse. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on April 18, 2015, 02:01:33 pm
Saying goodbye to the senior classes in the conference. 

This is how the senior classes did in conference play over their time...

School - record - titles - tourney titles
Simpson : 41-17  2-1
Dubuque : 39-19  1-0
Coe :  38-20  0-1
Loras : 37-21  1-1
Wartburg : 30-28
Luther :  20-38  0=1
BVU  :  19-39
Central : 9-49
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on May 02, 2015, 01:52:26 pm
I like that three different teams have won conference championships and four different teams have won conference tournaments.  When I first started following the league in 2007 Simpson was dominating the conference and tournament championships.  Maybe Simpson needs to raise the temperature in that hot house they call a gym to get their mojo back.


Two things I would like to see:

1.  Two teams qualifying for the NCAA

2.  More fans posting on this site with insightful and humorous (but tasteful) jabs at rivals. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on May 15, 2015, 09:07:07 pm
Randi Peterson resigns as Coe's coach,  Going to University of North Carolina Charlotte as an assistant to Cara Consuegra. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on May 15, 2015, 10:14:42 pm
Randi Peterson resigns as Coe's coach,  Going to University of North Carolina Charlotte as an assistant to Cara Consuegra.

I just saw that news and was surprised.  With both she and her husband being Iowa grads, and his basketball camps and AAU team here I thought she would be a long term coach at Coe.  I wish her the best in the jump up.  Should be interesting to see where Coe goes from here.  Does Bird Dog have a daughter that wants to coach  ;)

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on May 25, 2015, 10:36:55 pm
Maybe if they gave her a chemistry gig to go with it.  Closing in on her doctorate one year more or less.   She didn't follow my advice and coached a 9th grade team for a year.  Everyone knows you are better off coaching Junior high bb than Freshman/Sophomore shorter season and  you get Christmas vacation (oops winter vacation) how un P.C. of me.
Replacements for Randi I would like the best coach possible and I think assistant coach Jamie Rainey or Nate Oakland (former Coe assistant) assistant at Wartburg would be great. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 04, 2015, 05:07:35 am
Congratulations to Nate Oakland the new Coe's new women's basketball coach.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 04, 2015, 08:24:03 am
Bird Dog with the correct prognostication of Nate Oakland as new HC at Coe!

Now if you can work your mojo and have Coe improve their concession stand choices you'll really be on to something ;)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 13, 2015, 08:22:31 am
I think he will be a very good coach.  I hope Jamie Rainey will stay or if not find a tremendous new job, she is a class person and coach. 

The baseball team runs the concession stand.   I have tried to teach them how to pop popcorn correctly, it hasn't taken.  I've seen fans bring their own popcorn.  It would be nice if they had a first floor location and more selection.  Not that they don't already have enough to argue about I think arch rivals Loras and U. of Dubuque have best concession stands in the conference.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on June 13, 2015, 10:54:15 am
I think he will be a very good coach.  I hope Jamie Rainey will stay or if not find a tremendous new job, she is a class person and coach. 

The baseball team runs the concession stand.   I have tried to teach them how to pop popcorn correctly, it hasn't taken.  I've seen fans bring their own popcorn.  It would be nice if they had a first floor location and more selection.  Not that they don't already have enough to argue about I think arch rivals Loras and U. of Dubuque have best concession stands in the conference.

UD is expanding their gym.  Knocking out a wall and there will be seating on 3 sides now and then the usual standing over the railing on the 4th side.  Maybe with the additional seating the Spartans will add even more to their concessions.  Have their concessionaires come over from the Heritage Center and add Chinese food and ice cream and what not.  With the expansion to Stoltz, maybe my wife will let us road trip to Dubuque for a game now.  She loves football road tripping but hates driving in the winter.  Trips to Coe and Wartburg have been our only basketball ventures the past few years. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on June 24, 2015, 05:01:40 pm
I always thought U. D. the wall was a little close on the ends hopefully they will gain a few more feet.  Coe reconfigured Eby in 2007-8 or so.  They put in new bleachers, but put an aisle right under the basket with a step up.  Seems that is dangerous sliding into the sharp edged step.  Aisle should have been put on the ends. 

Last time I was at the concession at U. Dubuque the concession worker (#1)  says what can I get you.  I said could the concession worker (#2) that just walked help me instead.  The young man (#1) says why?  I said I was in the restroom and that young man (#2) was in there and I know he washed his hand.  Everyone laughed and concession worker #2 said good call I wouldn't trust these guys hygiene either.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on July 06, 2015, 04:51:08 pm
Basketball attendance stats here...

http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/2015/07/06/ncaa-womens-basketball-attendance-across-divisions-eclipses-11-million-for-eighth-straight-year/ (http://www.hoopfeed.com/content/2015/07/06/ncaa-womens-basketball-attendance-across-divisions-eclipses-11-million-for-eighth-straight-year/)

Dubuque was 3rd in the nation at a 791 average
Luther was 4th at 641
Wartburg was 8th at 591

The IIAC lead the nation in attendance with an average of 487
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 10, 2015, 08:14:43 am
Congrats IIAC, U.D, Luther, and Wartburg.  Noticed Iowa State had the seventh highest attendance at 206,000.  U of Iowa had seventh highest increase in home attendance with an increase of 900 more per game. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 17, 2015, 08:59:32 pm
KCRG reports on news at six that Nebraska Wesleyan is joining IIAC.  From Cedar Rapids to Lincoln, Neb. is 320 miles, a 5 hour road trip.  C.R. to Storm Lake 213 miles 3 hrs. and 20 min.

This doesn't make sense to me. 

?Is this the start of a western division of IIAC?  ?Or, is it giving BV a (short) 180 mile 3hr. 11min.  road trip?  BV's road trips to Simpson and Central are a little longer but take a little less time than going to Lincoln. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on July 18, 2015, 09:52:27 pm
I understand the conference wanted more of a western presence. And I appreciate Nebraska Wesleyan was on an island as a d3 school in Nebraska. I also get that adding a team gives the conference insurance to keeping enough teams to keep auto qual to the post season. But this really seems like a stretch to me. I won't road trip there. I can't imagine they will develop rivalries in the IIAC like they currently have. I certainly don't want the name of our conference to change. There is too much history with our conference for that IMO
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 20, 2015, 08:25:09 am
I understand the conference wanted more of a western presence. And I appreciate Nebraska Wesleyan was on an island as a d3 school in Nebraska. I also get that adding a team gives the conference insurance to keeping enough teams to keep auto qual to the post season. But this really seems like a stretch to me. I won't road trip there. I can't imagine they will develop rivalries in the IIAC like they currently have. I certainly don't want the name of our conference to change. There is too much history with our conference for that IMO

Wesleyan is/was playing in an NAIA league with Briar Cliff, Dordt, and Morningside.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on July 20, 2015, 07:27:53 pm
Will basketball Fri/Sat doubleheaders return?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on July 20, 2015, 08:15:26 pm
Will basketball Fri/Sat doubleheaders return?

Possibly so per Lincoln's JournalStar
Quote from: http://journalstar.com/sports/local/college/nwu-leaving-the-gpac-conference/article_422f4bb8-e999-55d1-b7ed-0e285df8585e.html
Fred Ohles (NWU's President) said the IIAC may be moving to more weekend competitions for volleyball and basketball, for instance. But the IIAC, like the GPAC, currently plays midweek volleyball and basketball contests
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on July 22, 2015, 10:36:05 pm
I never did like week day games.  Any comments pro or con?  Does the Midwest Conference use Fri/Sat games?  Which leagues do? I assume there is a travel partner, which would be hard in a nine team league.  Motels for games to BV and NWU and if BV and NWU are travel partners they would have motel bills every away weekend.  Other schools would need motels in trip to BV and NWU.   


Travel Partners?
B.V./ N.W.U.

Central/Simpson

Wartburg/  Luther

D.U./Loras

Coe/bring back Cornell? add another team. 

Is there  a transition period from NAIA to DIII?  My faulty memory thinks NWU can't compete in tournaments for several years until scholarship players are gone.

I'm tired of speculating I'm sure the conference has all the details worked out.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on July 23, 2015, 12:20:36 am
NWU awards no athletic scholarships

Quote from: Nebraska Wesleyan University Financial Aid ... https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships

Athletic Scholarships at NWU
Nebraska Wesleyan is affiliated with both the NAIA and the NCAA Division III, the only school in the nation with dual affiliation. Since there are no NCAA Division III schools within three hours of Lincoln (and only a handful within six hours), NAIA membership helps us manage our travel budget and missed class time. However, we follow the NCAA Division III philosophy of not awarding athletic scholarships, consistent with the idea that student-athletes are not treated differently from the other members of the student body.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on July 23, 2015, 12:34:37 am
I never did like week day games.  Any comments pro or con? 
Quote
Didn't IIAC schedule 1990's doubleheaders?

Is there  a transition period from NAIA to DIII?  My faulty memory thinks NWU can't compete in tournaments for several years until scholarship players are gone.
Men's BB-Board says no transition
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on July 23, 2015, 03:40:36 pm

Is there  a transition period from NAIA to DIII?  My faulty memory thinks NWU can't compete in tournaments for several years until scholarship players are gone.

I'm tired of speculating I'm sure the conference has all the details worked out.

No transition needed. NWU has been a dual member of the NAIA and NCAA DIII for a number of years and has thus had to play by the NCAA rules to keep that eligibility. That means two things: they are eligible for post-season tournaments (and thus playing them counts in all criteria) immediately and there are no scholarship players on their teams.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on August 18, 2015, 10:35:02 pm
Kayla Waskow named assistant coach at Coe.  She graduated in 2013 with 14 school records and top 5 in 29 others.  If you go to Coe's women's basketball page and click on "additional links"  you can access the schools basketball records which have not been updated since 2013.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on September 04, 2015, 04:50:33 pm
Hey Bird Dog, I got you some pics of the expansion and new floor.

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a491/steflynnk25/basketball2_zps6hzo7mqn.png)

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a491/steflynnk25/basketball1_zpsmytm0xeg.png)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on September 05, 2015, 08:06:54 pm
Hey Bird Dog, I got you some pics of the expansion and new floor.

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a491/steflynnk25/basketball2_zps6hzo7mqn.png)

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a491/steflynnk25/basketball1_zpsmytm0xeg.png)

Looks great.  Any truth to the rumor that you funded the expansion?
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on September 05, 2015, 08:28:17 pm
I wish my money had funded more than just plaques under trees memorializing other alums.  Maybe someday.  Plus with my waist line, it would be more likely they would ask me to fund a concession stand  ;) 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on September 05, 2015, 11:21:24 pm
Luther installs 8'x16' kiss cam

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COAB6APUwAAIcyh.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COAB6ARUkAAhrss.jpg)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on September 06, 2015, 11:15:50 am
Nice.  My memory from when Dubuque would do the kiss cam is when we played Central, none of the Central fans that were shown would kiss their significant other, while the Dubuque fans were happy to oblige.  That fell into my stereotypes for those two schools. I think Dubuque stopped with the kiss cam after that season (2011) if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on September 07, 2015, 10:46:06 am
I wish my money had funded more than just plaques under trees memorializing other alums.  Maybe someday.  Plus with my waist line, it would be more likely they would ask me to fund a concession stand  ;)

The only thing I ever funded was a massive expansion of my waistline.  Unfortunately I am still giving to the cause. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on October 01, 2015, 03:06:34 pm
LCWBB preseason video is interesting

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0aDHGi9sw
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 16, 2015, 09:43:29 pm
Hey Bird Dog...your donation check has been cashed.

http://www.coeathletics.com/article/2484.php (http://www.coeathletics.com/article/2484.php)

Eby converted to intramurals, new 2,000 seat basketball arena to be built, bridge connecting to the Clark Racquet Center.  Looks nice!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 11, 2015, 08:40:35 pm
Call me old fashion I would have preferred Eby being the game venue.  As I have stated before I hope the new facility is more comfortable than that abomination at Wartburg.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on November 15, 2015, 12:05:04 pm
Sizing up Nebraska Wesleyan WBB
http://nwusports.com/news/2015/11/13/WBB_1113154040.aspx
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on November 20, 2015, 09:57:28 pm
Iowa girls basketball participation dropping  :'(

http://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/basketball/article_41ba636d-c062-52d2-944e-e28922798f32.html#.Vk4z2bcxLuQ.twitter

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on November 21, 2015, 10:28:38 am
Wow, I would not have guessed that at all.  Maybe just around me we haven't seen that yet.  Although, the more I think about it, I wouldn't be surprised if roster sizes are similar...basketball seems to be the sport people talk about more, and we've had our volleyball team making the final 4 multiple times recently. 

Another factor is girls soccer.  They play club soccer year round.  Spring, summer, fall outside and then indoor soccer in the winter. 
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 23, 2015, 10:02:46 pm
The girls varsity basketball coach has a room down the hall from me lost two 6ft 3in girls to volleyball.  One was a starter last year as a freshman and the other would have been a freshman this year. 

In Iowa City the club teams are very popular.  The Rockets have players driving 60 to 90 miles to attend practices.  There is another club called top dog ( a West High feeder) and I believe one more club in town. (these are multiple age group teams with several teams in each age group)

The draw is the travel to tournaments in KC, Twin Cities, Chicago, etc. and then the national tournament.  When my daughter was playing she/or we chose a limited travel team that only played games in Iowa and the Illinois side of the quad cities. 

The dad of one of the girls (6'3") on my daughters high schools volleyball team said his daughter didn't like the contact which kind of ruled out basketball. 

On page 48 Oct. 27, 2010 I went into a rant on age group coaches.  I still think to many age group coaches screw up tall girls by expecting too much of them too early.  This may be another reason they go to volleyball. 

Too much rambling I'm out of here.



Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on November 23, 2015, 10:07:49 pm
Coe wins first game of the year against Cornell 70 to 59. Plays Mount Mercy Tuesday this week.  Nice having two opponents within 10 miles.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 27, 2015, 10:13:10 am
Story in the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald about the 4 coaches in the UD winter tourney are all UD grads.

http://www.thonline.com/sports/local_sports/article_4f425ff1-d082-5f65-b3f1-a46794e0ba5c.html (http://www.thonline.com/sports/local_sports/article_4f425ff1-d082-5f65-b3f1-a46794e0ba5c.html)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 03, 2016, 04:38:29 pm
Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) returns to the air after the holidays with plenty to talk about. Dave McHugh talks with coaches whose teams made some statements over the holidays. They include Wartburg and Capital women's programs along with the No. 17 Susquehanna men's program. You will also hear from a few coaches at this year's D3hoops.com Classic (http://www.d3hoops.com/classic/index).

Watch Hoopsville LIVE at 7pm ET: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/jan3 (http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/jan3)

Guests include (in order):
- Bob Amsberry, Wartburg women's coach
- Dixie Jeffers, Capital's women's coach
- Frank Marcinek, No. 17 Susquehanna's men's coach

D3hoops.com Classic Interviews:
- UW-Stout's Eddie Andrist
- Calvin's Kevin Vande Streek
- possibly more

You can tune into the podcast after the show airs here::
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 10, 2016, 02:46:31 pm
1st week of conference play is in the books. 

Wartburg (16/22)  2-0 12-1 
Luther (RV/RV)  2-0 10-3
Loras  2-0 9-4
Simpson  1-1 8-5
Buena Vista  1-1 7-6
Coe  0-2 9-4
Dubuque  0-2 5-8
Central  0-2 3-10

Wednesday games...

Dubuque @ Central   
Coe @ Buena Vista     
Wartburg @ Luther 
Loras @ Simpson 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Phred on January 16, 2016, 05:24:44 pm
The Coe vs BV score was astounding !  Coe won 107 to 95 !  Has to be a conference atleast !
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 21, 2016, 05:49:50 pm
It isn't easy to coach at any level. It is a joy to coach Division III says many a coach. Some enjoy it on their way up the ladder, others on their way closer to retirement, and others as their passion.

Tonight on Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) we talk to many coaches in different aspects of their careers with varying teams who are succeeding on the court and off of it because of what coaching has taught them including facing the challenges no one should face especially off the court.

Hoopsville hits the air tonight at 7:00 pm ET with a jam packed show. Talking to programs who are leading their conferences or in the hunt facing the challenge that not everyone expect them to be competitive. We also talk to a few coaches who are taking care of more than Xs and Os. They are taking care of their team after a horrific circumstance of a player's murder or looking out of their own battling cancer.

You can watch the show starting at 7pm ET tonight right here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/jan21 (http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/jan21)

Guests include (in order):
- Scott Hemer, SUNY Geneseo women's coach
- Chris Downs, St. Lawrence men's coach
- Dan Priest, Kenyon men's coach (NABC Coach's Corner)
- Guy Rancourt, Lycoming men's coach
- Amanda Bailey, Luther women's coach
- Jacquie Hullah, Carngie Mellon women's coach

You can also tune into the podcast(s) after the show has aired:
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 03, 2016, 05:00:40 pm
For the third consecutive year, Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) will air for 12 hours as the regular season enters the final four weeks. Dave McHugh will chat with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and others involved in Division III basketball from around the country. Other guests will include those who have Division III roots or appreciate the division and the game along with the student-athletes who play the sport.

Hoopsville will air from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (and maybe later) on Thursday, February 4 live from the WBCA/NABC Studio. You can see what guests are scheduled, get more information, and watch the show here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/feb4

You can also read the press release about the show: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/hoopsville-marathon-2016

Here is the guest list as we speak. All times are Eastern and subject to change. Additional guests to be added if and when necessary:
TimeGuestSchool
10:15amConnie TilleySt. Norbert (WBB) - WBCA Center Court
10:40amJamie PurdyPeidmont (WBB)
11:00amKeri CarolloUW-Whitewater (WBB) - Nat'l Committee Chair
11:20amBrent PollariSaint Mary's (Minn.) (WBB)
11:40amKent MadsenNo. 21 Wheaton (Ill.) (WBB)
12:00pmRussell LoydRose-Hulman (MBB)
12:20pmKevin BroderickNazareth (MBB)
12:40pmJustin ScottArcadia (MBB)
1:00pmSam HargravesNo. 12 Alma (MBB)
1:20pmLenny ReichMount Union (SID)
1:40pmMaureen WebsterClarkson (WBB)
2:00pmBetsy WitmanYork (Pa.) (WBB)
2:20pmSara LeeDenison (WBB)
2:40pmKlay KneuppelWisconsin Lutheran (MBB)
3:00pmBrian Van HaaftenBuena Vista (MBB) - Nat'l Committee Chair
3:30pmSydney MossNo. 1 Thomas More (WBB)
3:45pmAaron RousellBucknell (WBB) - former Chicago coach
4:00pmTim ShanahanStaten Island (WBB)
4:20Pat CunninghamTrinity (Texas) (MBB) - NABC Coach's Corner
4:50pmBubba SmithSewanee (MBB)
5:15pmBen StrongFormer Guilford All-American
5:30pmKevin ConnorsESPN SportsCenter Anchor - Ithaca alumnus
6:00pmKristen DowlingClaremont-Mudd-Scripps (WBB)
6:20pmAllison ColemanSage (WBB)
6:40pmLandry KosmalskiSwarthmore (MBB)
7:00pmDave NilandNo. 23 Penn State-Behrend (MBB)
7:20pmAaron GallettaLasell (MBB)
7:40pmJohn BaronGwynedd-Mercy (MBB)
8:00pm
8:20pm
8:40pmMelissa HodgdonWheaton (Mass.) (WBB)
9:00pmG.P. GromackiNo. 2 Amherst (WBB)
9:20pmJames Wagner
9:40pmHAPPY HOURFree-for-all of calls, tweets, and fun!

We hope to get at least the full show on a podcast, or several podcast, during the on Friday. You can find it here:
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And a reminder the Hoopsville Fundraising Project has begun yet again. Please consider helping us cover Division III basketball the way it deserves to be covered. If you can not donate, please don't worry about - we understand. At least share the campaign with anyone you think might be interested: http://igg.me/at/hoopsville-fundraiser/x/6029509

Also, if you know any advertisers interested in promoting their company or products on the show, send them our way: hoopsville@d3hoops.com

Thanks!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 10, 2016, 02:44:06 pm
Alright, folks -- the NCAA's first women's basketball regional rankings are posted. Check out the full list from D3hoops.com:
http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/10/first-2016-regional-rankings-released-today/
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 14, 2016, 08:00:51 am
1 week left in the regular season.  Luther has clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 2 game lead with 2 games left.  Luther, Loras, BVU, Wartburg, Simpson have clinched spots in the conference tourney.  Coe and Dubuque are battling it out for the last spot.  Central is the only school eliminated. 

Standings...

Luther 10-2  18-5
Loras   8-4   15-8
B Vista 8-4  14-9
Wartburg 7-5  17-6
Simpson 7-5   14-9
Coe   4-8  13-10
Dubuque 3-9  8-15
Central  1-11  4-19

Remaining games...

Wednesday 2-17
Dubuque @ Wartburg
Luther @ Coe
BVU @ Simpson
Central @ Loras

Saturday 2-20
BVU @ Coe
Luther @ Wartburg
Central @ Dubuque
Simpson @ Loras
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 20, 2016, 06:31:49 am
Going to the Coe alumni game today.

Coe plays BV if Coe wins it gets in the tournament.  If Coe loses and D.U. lose, Coe gets in.  Coe loses and D.U. wins, U.D. gets in on tie breaker (beat Coe twice during regular season). 

Coe (4-9) has the tougher opponent with in B.V. (8-5).

D.U. (3-10) plays Central (1-12) which appears to be the easier opponent  except Centrals one win is against D.U.

Good luck to all involved and stay healthy. 

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 20, 2016, 08:14:09 am
We've watched UD games at Coe and at Wartburg in recent years.  Haven't made it back to Dubuque for any home basketball games...until today.  Taking my 4'11 8th grade basketball playing daughter to the game.  The fact UD has a 5'1 player in Abbey Meyer convinced my daughter to keep going in the game.  The fact that my wife will have our other 2 in Iowa City and then Des Moines means I can go off my diet today and enjoy a meal of meat and cheese and grease.  Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on February 21, 2016, 10:21:48 am
Father and daughter on the town. U.D basketball game, Dog House Lounge and then across the parking lot to Trigger Happy Tattoo for a for dad to get a permanent memento of the occasion.  PRICELESS.

If the 4'11" daughter has dad's tenacity and blazing speed she will do well.

Doolittle it goes fast so enjoy it (cliché).  At the alumni game yesterday my daughter and the players one year younger were on the old team.

After the game A.D. gave an update on the new 14 million dollar athletic recreation center (unfortunately I forgot my check book).  It sounds like Eby will be a memory and that they will build a competition gym.  When I mentioned to the parents at my table that I hoped the new gym isn't a sterile, uncomfortable abomination like Wartburg's gym, they all agreed.

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 15, 2016, 10:50:30 pm
Kinda fell asleep.  Didn't realize Wartburg women are in the final four.  Congrats and keep it going.

They play Tufts Sat. March 19 @4:00 pm it will be streamed. 

GOOD LUCK!

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on March 17, 2016, 09:12:07 am
WCF Courier Wartburg Final 4 story

http://wcfcourier.com/sports/basketball/ncaa-women-s-basketball-wartburg-s-final-four-run-stranger/article_5757be58-17dc-5697-b596-e0e2baee486f.html

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 17, 2016, 10:36:00 am
Love seeing the IIAC doing well in national tourneys.  And nice to see the local press picking up on the story.  The Wartburg women were on the local news last night as well!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on March 17, 2016, 02:39:03 pm
H3LL,  even the Waverly paper writes an article. Usually they publish press releases.

http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/waverly_newspapers/scoring-a-second-chance/article_bf06df6e-ec63-11e5-b476-8b918b750b43.html

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on March 17, 2016, 02:40:19 pm
Love seeing the IIAC doing well in national tourneys.  And nice to see the local press picking up on the story.  The Wartburg women were on the local news last night as well!

You mean like Wartburg winning the National wrestling title..... again?  ;D
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on March 18, 2016, 08:00:55 am
Love seeing the IIAC doing well in national tourneys.  And nice to see the local press picking up on the story.  The Wartburg women were on the local news last night as well!

You mean like Wartburg winning the National wrestling title..... again?  ;D
Strangely enough, yes. Your Knights have managed an unprecedented level of success over a LONG period of time, all while competing in the best wrestling conference in the nation.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Bird Dog on March 21, 2016, 08:21:23 pm
Wartburg loses to Tufts 63 to 50.  Congratulations on a strange and wonderful season. 

I am looking at the tournament brackets.  Can anyone splain to me why NCAA has the final four teams come in to Columbus, Ohio, play one game and then wait two weeks for the championship game on Monday April 4, 2016 to be played in Indianapolis.  Game on National television?  Drunken bracket master?




Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 22, 2016, 12:10:56 pm
The reason for the odd schedule is described here.

http://www.d3hoops.com/playoffs/women/2016/tournament-preview

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on August 04, 2016, 08:01:31 am
Dubuque finishes 1st in the country for team GPA, and Nebraska Wesleyan finishes 12th

http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2016/8/1/WBB_WBCA-Academic25.aspx (http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2016/8/1/WBB_WBCA-Academic25.aspx)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 03, 2016, 06:24:01 pm
Opening weekend of conference play...

Wartburg wins @ Simpson  76 - 60   
Luther beats Coe 73 -   
BVU with the narrow win @ NWU 53 - 52   
Dubuque with the easy win over cross town rival Loras 52 - 39
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 08, 2016, 06:30:39 pm
The season has started fast and for some teams they still haven't lost. Not unexpected for some, maybe completely unexpected for others.

And there is a big battle between #1 and #2 in Division III men's basketball on tap!

On Thursday's edition of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave is back in studio and talking to some of the teams who find themselves without a loss, but probably still with plenty of questions that remain unanswered. Many of the teams are nationally ranked, but one of the teams tonight finds itself undefeated and receiving narry a point in any of the Division III polls.

Also on Thursday's edition, Dave will talk LIVE with either #1 Amherst or #2 Babson. The two men's programs face off in a rare #1 v #2 regular season battle. We chat with the winning coach after the game.

You can watch Hoopsville below staring at 7:00 pm ET. We are also experimenting with simulcasting the show on Facebook Live! More info here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2016-17/dec8

Guests included (in order):
- Bob Amsberry, No. 8 Wartburg women's coach
- Amy Reed, Rochester Tech women's coach
- Landry Kosmalski, No. 22 Swarthmore men's coach
- Jon VanderWal, No. 3 Marietta men's coach
- Either Dave Hixon (No. 1 Amherst) or Stephen Brennan (No. 2 Banson) men's coach

This is most likley the last Thursday edition of Hoopsville before the holiday break (due to D3football.com coverage of Gagliardi Trophy and Stagg Bowl next week and proximity of Christmas the following week). The Thursday edition of the show will return January 5, 2017 - but stay tuned if we change our minds in two weeks.

You can also tune into the podcast(s) after the show has aired:
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 04, 2017, 11:09:54 pm
Conference play started back up tonight.

Wartburg wins 73-55 over Loras
Simpson wins 65-62 over NWU
Luther wins 75-72 @ Central
Dubuque wins 65-61 over Coe

I was dropping off kids and shopping and what not and didn't catch any of the games over the net tonight.  Maybe Klompen and Bird Dog or others can give me their analysis!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 10, 2017, 02:04:41 pm
Wartburg's Miranda Murphy wins back to back Conference player of the week award.

http://go-knights.net/news/2017/1/9/womens-basketball-murphy-repeats-as-iiac-female-athlete-of-the-week.aspx?path=wbball

She is getting as aggressive / effective going to the hoop as her dad Mike was for Buzz Levick back in the late '80's.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 10, 2017, 02:11:22 pm
IIAC Women's standings  1/8/17

Wartburg (11/9)      5-0
Buena Vista             4-0
Luther                     4-1
Dubuque                 2-3
Central                   1-3
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-3
Coe                        1-3
Simpson                 1-3
Loras                      1-4


Looks like .500 will be a lock make the conf. tournament.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 12, 2017, 10:13:40 am
Wednesday night scores...

Wartburg wins @ BVU 85-75   
Coe beats NWU 97-85
Loras wins @ Central 63-51
Simpson wins @ Dubuque 58-48

Once again I was driving kids all over the place.  No idea what to make of the conference at this point. 

Standings...

Wartburg 6-0
Luther.....4-1
Buena V..4-1
Coe Coll..2-3
Simpson.2-3
Dubuque 2-4
Loras......2-4
Central...1-4
Neb Wes 1-4
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 21, 2017, 07:57:32 am
Big day in Dubuque as the Spartans travel .7 mile over to Loras

Wartburg College @ Nebraska Wesleyan 2:00 PM
Luther College @ Buena Vista 2:00 PM
University of Dubuque @ Loras 2:00 PM
Simpson College @ Coe 2:00 PM
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on January 24, 2017, 04:07:02 pm
Monday night make up games...

NWU wins @ Central 80-71
BVU beats Simpson 64-54
Dubuque beats Luther 80-71

Wednesday night games...

Central @ Dubuque
Coe @ Wartburg
Loras @ Simpson
NWU @ BVU

Standings...

Wartburg 9-1
Luther.....6-3
BVU........6-3
Loras......5-4
Coe.........4-5
Simpson..4-5
NWU.......3-6
Dubuque.3-6
Central....1-7
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on January 30, 2017, 09:42:21 pm
Great to see Pookie's daughter tearing it up again this year!

Whooot! Whooot!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on February 17, 2017, 08:46:01 pm
Last weekend of the regular season.  Dubuque @ Coe...if Dubuque wins they are in the conference tourney.  Go Spartans!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: 5 Words or Less on June 02, 2017, 08:11:38 am
Congratulations Luther Women - All Sports

(https://www.luther.edu/reason/sized_images/760800/21edf1c2f4d1113f7e29d21524e8a286.jpg)

https://www.luther.edu/sports/headlines/?story_id=759723
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on June 27, 2017, 07:35:17 am
Changes @ Coe

    Nate Oakland has resigned as Coe College women's basketball head coach and former Dunkerton and Coe star Kayla Waskow has been promoted to take his place.

Oakland is moving on to an NCAA Division I coaching position after two seasons with the Kohawks.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: coocooforcoekohawk on July 01, 2017, 06:59:17 pm
The greatest player in Coe history gets to coach the next greastest player in Coe history.
Very excited about Kayla Waskow coaching the Kohawks!
The most exciting Coe women's games I've ever witnessed featured Kayla Waskow.
Aleena Hobbs +Kayla Waskow = The two best WBB Kohawks of all time!!!
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on July 20, 2017, 08:39:00 am
Dubuque finishes 5th in D3 for highest combined GPA. 

http://www.dbq.edu/NewsandEvents/NewsArchive/2017-18/Womens-Basketball-Rank-5-WBCA-Academic-Team-Award.cfm (http://www.dbq.edu/NewsandEvents/NewsArchive/2017-18/Womens-Basketball-Rank-5-WBCA-Academic-Team-Award.cfm)
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on October 19, 2017, 01:36:26 pm
Preseason coaches poll is out...

http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2017/10/17/wartburg-tops-iiac-womens-basketball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx (http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2017/10/17/wartburg-tops-iiac-womens-basketball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx)

1.   Wartburg (7) 63 25-3, 15-1 IIAC (IIAC Regular Season & Tournament Champion) 
2.   Luther (2) 56 17-10, 12-4 IIAC   
3.   Loras  49 17-10, 10-6 IIAC   
4.   Coe  41 12-14, 7-9 IIAC   
5.   Simpson 33 9-16, 6-10 IIAC   
6.   Buena Vista 30 14-13, 9-7 IIAC   
7.   Nebraska Wesleyan 25 13-13, 6-10 IIAC   
8.   Dubuque 16 9-16, 5-11 IIAC   
9.   Central 11 9-16, 2-14 IIAC   
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: doolittledog on December 31, 2017, 09:57:47 pm
Serious incident for the UD women on their way home from a tourney in Nashville.

http://www.yoursportsedge.com/2017/12/31/coachs-actions-called-heroic-in-trigg-county-i-24-bus-incident/ (http://www.yoursportsedge.com/2017/12/31/coachs-actions-called-heroic-in-trigg-county-i-24-bus-incident/)

Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 04, 2018, 05:38:41 pm
The holidays brought us many presents in Division III basketball. From upsets to impressive performances, many teams made an impression. As a result, there is plenty to recap as Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) returns to the air after the holiday break.

Join Dave as he talks to guests around the country and recaps an incredible few weeks - or tries to recap. From an assistant coach who made a life saving decision, a women's coach who has been fighting cancer without missing time with his team, to coaches around the country who have teams that have many wondering ... just how good are they?

With the midseason return of Hoopsville comes with it some of the more structured aspects of the show. For starters, Thursday nights are dedicated primarily to the East, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, and West Regions for guests. Tonight also sees the season debut of the "WBCA Center Court" which is a segment that allows viewers to learn more about coaches and what they are involved in outside of basketball.

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- Brian Newhall, Occidental men's coach
- Guy Rancourt, No. 6 Lycoming men's coach
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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on January 12, 2018, 09:05:29 am
KGAN in CR did a story on Wartburg Women this week.

http://cbs2iowa.com/sports/cbs2-local-sports/wartburg-womens-basketball-home-grown


Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 25, 2018, 04:29:03 pm
It doesn't matter what night you tune in to Division III basketball, something will surprise you. There are teams leading conferences that weren't expected to be in the conversation, there are programs who continue their record-setting starts to the season, and others who seem to be defying expectations - well, at least those outside of the locker room.

On Thursday's edition of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave chats with a few coaches who have programs currently excelling - even if they have hit some bumps in the road recently. One has his program off to the best start in a storied program's history, another is leading a conference that has it's traditional leaders off the pace a bit, a third who was never thought would be on top, and a fourth looking to try and change national minds.

There is also a coach who is doing her best to help those with communications challenges, working on diversity and inclusion, all while leading Gallaudet to bigger and better results. Stephanie Stevens is this week's WBCA Center Court guest and will talk about what drew her to the deaf and hard of hearing university and what else keeps her busy off the basketball court. Stevens was a recent honoree of the WBCA Thirty Under 30.

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- Amy Reed, RIT women's coach
- Stephanie Stevens, Gallaudet women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Darryl Keckler, Drew men's coach
- Kyle Lindsay, Adrian men's coach

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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 07, 2018, 02:41:01 pm
Women's first regional rankings of the season are out: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-first
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 14, 2018, 03:08:50 pm
New women's regional rankings: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 21, 2018, 02:59:28 pm
The NCAA released the third set of women's basketball regional rankings with few changes from last week's version. This is the final set that we'll see before the Tournament bracket is released on Monday. Full list here: http://d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-third

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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on February 25, 2018, 02:01:00 pm
Congrats to Wartburg Women. IIAC tournament champions,  86-74 over Luther. 18 straight  conf wins this season and 28 straight going back to last mid season loss @ Luther.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Alfredeneumann on March 01, 2018, 08:52:17 am
IIAC Women's All-Conference Awards
Most Valuable Player        School    Year    Pos.    Hometown / High School
Katie Sommer @ >     Wartburg    Sr.    G    Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Linn-Mar

First Team    School    Year    Pos.    Hometown / High School
Jasmine Demers *    Buena Vista    Sr.    G    Storm Lake, Iowa / St. Mary's
Jenna Lehman # *    Coe    Sr.    G    Iowa City, Iowa / Regina
Marissa Schroeder    Loras    Fr.    F    Bellevue, Iowa / Marquette Catholic
Claire Marburger @ &    Luther    Jr.    F    Perry, Iowa / Perry
Laura Hamilton ~    Luther    So.    F    Chanhassen, Minn. / Minnetonka
Caitlin Navratil *    Nebraska Wesleyan    So.    G    Littleton, Colo. / Dakota Ridge
Noreen Morrow @ &    Simpson    Sr.    P    Lake Park, Iowa / Harris-Lake Park
Miranda Murphy &    Wartburg    Sr.    F    Alleman, Iowa / North Polk

Second Team    School    Year    Pos.    Hometown / High School
Claudia Larson    Buena Vista    Sr.    C    Fonda, Iowa / Newell-Fonda
Emily Dine ~    Central    Sr.    G    Oldsmar, Fla. / East Lake
Jackie Kriegel    Central    Sr.    F    Marengo, Iowa / Iowa Valley
Aleena Hobbs $ ! &    Coe    Sr.    G/F    Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Washington
Addie Oberman    Loras    Sr.    G/F    Clinton, Iowa / Northeast Goose Lake
Abbey Meyer    Dubuque    Sr.    G    Bernard, Iowa / Cascade
Morgan Neuendorf # *    Wartburg    Sr.    G    Shell Rock, Iowa / Waverly-Shell Rock
Aryn Jones ~    Wartburg    Sr.    C    Marion, Iowa / Linn-Mar
Honorable Mention    School    Year    Pos.    Hometown / High School
Morgan Muhlbauer    Buena Vista    Jr.    G    Manilla, Iowa / IKM-Manning
Jordan Holmes    Coe    Sr.    G    Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Kennedy
Madison Spence    Luther    Jr.    F    Glenwood Springs, Colo. / Glenwood Springs
Jenna Taylor    Simpson    So.    F    Creston, Iowa / Creston
Victoria Hazard    Simpson    Fr.    G    Janesville, Iowa / Janesville
Kristie Sommer *    Wartburg    Sr.    F    Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Linn-Mar
Emma Gerdes    Wartburg    So.    F    Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls

Previous Honors
& - 2016-17 First Team All-Conference
*- 2016-17 Second Team All-Conference
~ - 2016-17 Honorable Mention
> - 2016-17 Most Valuable Player
! - 2015-16 First Team All-Conference
@ - 2015-16 Second Team All-Conference
# - 2015-16 Honorable Mention
$ - 2014-15 First Team All-Conference
% - 2014-15 Second Team All-Conference
^ - 2014-15 Honorable Mention
NOTE: The MVP shall have standing as an All-Conference player but is not a member of the first or second team.
NOTE: The defensive player of the year is not honored as All-Conference unless selected to the first or second team by the coaches
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 05, 2018, 04:35:31 pm
Looking forward to getting off the east coast of the Division III landscape and covering the games at Wartburg's sectional this weekend. If there are any fans from Wartburg who want to stop by and say hello, please do.
Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 08, 2018, 05:15:37 pm
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Who will advance, who will fall short of the final weekend, and who is best prepared? Hard to answer all of those questions, but on Thursday's edition of Hoopsville Dave will have plenty of guests who will give us their insight on their programs.

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- Brian Morehouse, No. 4 Hope women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Glenn Robinson, Franklin & Marshall men's coach
- Charlie Brock, Springfield men's coach
- Eric Bridgeland, No. 1 Whitman men's coach
- Jim Scheible, No. 16 Rochester women's coach

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Title: Re: IIAC
Post by: Dutchfan on March 10, 2018, 10:20:33 pm
Congrats to Wartburg on making the final four!
Title: Re: ARC
Post by: doolittledog on October 20, 2018, 07:08:52 pm
Preseason coaches poll is out.

http://rollrivers.com/news/2018/10/16/american-rivers-conference-luther-tops-american-rivers-womens-basketball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx (http://rollrivers.com/news/2018/10/16/american-rivers-conference-luther-tops-american-rivers-womens-basketball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx)

1 - Luther
2 - Wartburg
3 - Loras
4 - Coe
5 - NWU
5 - Simpson
7 - BVU
8 - Dubuque
9 - Central

I'm going with a bounce back year for UD.  They've been unfortunate with some departures the last few years.  Think they're trending up again. 
Title: Re: ARC
Post by: Pat Coleman on October 21, 2018, 01:57:34 pm
Just seeing if I can change the topic name from here.
Title: Re: WBB: American Rivers Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 06, 2018, 02:14:08 pm
Figured we could try and promote some of the hard work our columnists, like Ryan Scott, do on a weekly basis... so here it goes:

Around the Nation: Facing a new challenge

The 2018-19 season brings new challenges for coaches across Division III. For Pat Juckem, it's leaving a national finalist to follow a legendary coach at Wash U. For his replacement, it's keeping the Oshkosh momentum going. And for Bob Amsberry, it's replacing the best class in Wartburg women's basketball history. Ryan Scott has more: http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/index

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Title: Re: WBB: American Rivers Conference
Post by: doolittledog on November 29, 2018, 12:36:22 pm
1st night of conference play in the books...

Coe 86 - 56 @ Buena Vista   
Simpson 69 - 83 @ Wartburg   
Loras 93 - 71 @ Dubuque   
Central 63   - 74 @ Nebraska Wesleyan   
and...
Luther 61 - 76 @ UW-Platteville