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South Region / Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« on: Today at 01:11:42 pm »
I love the block!  Thanks for sharing the link!

South Region / Re: American Southwest Conference
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:18:31 pm »
Meia Daniels-Nettles is head coach at her alma mater now.

I have fond memories of that 2008 season with her and the Jostens winner McMurry's Tara Richardson.

HPU went undefeated to win the National Championship.

West Region / Re: MIAC
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:53:56 pm »
My thoughts and prayers are with the St Catherine's community.

I am sorry to hear of the damage and the losses.

From a totally personal and selfish standpoint, I welcome the Stagg Bowl to Texas for none other than the warm weather. The two Salem Staggs that I have attended may have been the coldest I have ever been in my entire life and I am a 50+ year old Minnesota deer hunter. I hope my team makes it to one of the Texas Staggs. I will probably make it a week long vacation. However, I would also like to go to Canton because I have never seen the Pro Football HOF or the Rock-n-Roll HOF. Anyway, IMO, two great choices for Stagg for totally different reasons. I will not underestimate the weather in Canton as I did in Salem, if I am lucky enough to make the trip.  :D
Bring your golf clubs.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:17:24 am »
Stan Bonewitz Concordia-Texas

Bonewitz was a decorated collegiate student-athlete at Texas Tech. He garnered All-Southwest Conference Freshmen Team honors in 1995-96 and earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors two years later. As a point guard, Bonewitz led the Red Raiders to a 30-2 ledger, SWC title and a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1995-96. He graduated as the all-time assist leader for Texas Tech with 435 helpers and held the record until it was broken by John Roberson during the 2009-10 season.

South Region / Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:25:07 am »
is this the season centenary makes it to the dance? the kirkendoll has some unreal highlights my buddy sent me - scac teams seem to have average records. martin on colorado seems like a stud too
Welcome, guest323!

The question is how much of their scholarship $$ allotment they will use and in what sports they will focus.
My first thought is that BU will impact WIAC women's sports significantly.

Especially with partial scholarships.

The limit for hoops is 10 equivalents for men's and women's BB, 8 for women's volleyball, 9 for baseball, 7.2 for softball, 10.8 for men's LAX, 9 for women's LAX, 9 for men's soccer, 9.9 for women's soccer, and 36 for football.

I couldn't find their endowment, since they seem not to have submitted to the VSE report. Being a private institution, they don't have to be transparent.

But a full-ride athletics scholarship would be their $33,900 tuition plus room and board. If they fully funded their football scholarships that would be $1.1 million. That's a rounding error for Alabama or Ohio State, but that's serious cash for a small school.
10 scholarships for hoops. I can see BU getting two of the Top 3-4 WIAC recruits every year, especially for the women.

How much money do they lose from Scholar Athletes not wanting to pay to sit on the bench?

The question is how much of their scholarship $$ allotment they will use and in what sports they will focus.
My first thought is that BU will impact WIAC women's sports significantly.

Here is an interesting thought on the Benedictine move to D2 from new poster, WW, on the WIAC Football board.
Iím more worried about the changing of the WIAC guard when it comes to trend setting. Used to be UWO was a UWW wannabe, following the Warhawk lead. Is UWW now following the Titan way, including scheduling?

Dang Titans got us comin and goin.

Do you charge UW-0 rent or do you let them live in your head for free? Hope for your sake it's a short-term lease.

I'm fixin to make some room for UWL now too. Gettin crowded up here.

Make some room for Benedictine too. In fact, if I'm a UWW guy, the BU threat is greater than any threat from a WIAC team even if they aren't on the schedule. Next season is expected to be BU's last as D3 before switching to D2. I've long held that the success of WIAC, and UWW in particular, was due to the fact that there was no viable D2 competition anywhere nearby, so a lot of D2-quality kids stayed home. Now skolly money will be coming from just over an hour to the south, and the D2-quality kids whose options were a couple thousand bucks to go to Duluth where nobody will ever see me play, or pay full fare at Whitewater and compete for national titles, well, now there's some D2 money AND it's close to home.

Game-changer, IMO. They'll recruit Wisconsin hard.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:59:13 am »
Stevens Point, who was 6-5 in nonconference play, just knocked off #2 Whitewater on the road, 75-69, to improve to 5-0 in the WIAC...

#6 Oshkosh lost at Platteville 72-57
#13 River Falls lost at La Crosse 62-54
That is why we refer to the league as "WIAC-ky", in almost every sport!

not a lot of good things said about Salem from the Shenandoah rep, but it was cawld

8:20 to 16:50
I thought that the woman who made the presentation was respectful of Salem, their accommodations and amenities provided. She mentioned that one hotel was a standard Sheraton property and the other was a classic local Salem hotel, beautifully decorated for Christmas. She acknowledged Salem's love of the Stagg and how they will miss it.

Yes she did mention that the weather was "cawld". (Of course this week, all of east Texas has been shut down by the Ice Storm and sub-freezing high temperatures during the last 2 days.)

I got the impression that she believes that Shenandoah, TX can put on a memorable Stagg Bowl.

South Region football / Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:40:08 pm »
Former Sewanee Coach Tommy Laurendine was hired to be DII (former DIII) Mississippi College OC.
His wife (I assume, Shawna Laurendine) is the new VB coach at MC.

I went to the Gulf South Conference webpage to see how Mississippi College did in its first year of full membership.  MC won Men's Soccer and Women's Softball. They were not known for those sports in the ASC.  They apparently have made the transition.  (The Gulf South Conference has  mix of state and private schools.)

They were 8th of 12 in Men, 4th of 12 in Women and 7th overall.

Here is the link to the All-Sports Trophy.

South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:41:24 pm »
Cold weather coming...
I looked on the wind chill map from Plymouth State Univeristy (NH). At 2PM the wind chill is 65 in Odessa/Midland.  85 miles to the northwest in Hobbs NM, the wind chill is 36 degrees.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:54:12 pm »
Nice work, Q, but I'm not praying Whitewater wins this week and Superior isn't in the WIAC anymore.  ;D :) :D

Thanks, Greek.  And let me clarify.  As a guy looking to sort out the Central Region, I seek clarity.  But as an IWU fan, I hope all of the teams in your league up there beat the daylights out of each other...and would love to see UWW lose that game to a team with 5 losses already!

Ha! The feelings are mutual! I want to see all the CCIW teams beat up on each other to benefit the WIAC.
... and why I would have no trouble with 8 of the 25 teams coming from the CCIW and the WIAC

8 of 25 teams?

There's 21 Pool C teams this year, if that's what you're referring to. I'm not sure though...
No, 8 of the CCIW/WIAC Teams on a Top 25 Ballot.

Just remembering the machinations of the Committee Deliberations for Pool C, I can imagine 3 or 4 of the 21 Pool C bids coming from the Central Region alone.

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