Author Topic: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin  (Read 1451341 times)

Offline RogK

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 2603
  • Karma: 78
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9780 on: January 27, 2022, 03:34:53 pm »
Christopher Newport U (current #2 in D3Hoops poll) will play at Wheaton 2pm on Sat Feb 5.
Thanks to CNU85 for mentioning that on another portion of d3boards.
I apologize to GoPerry who may have already told us here.

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25319
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9781 on: January 27, 2022, 03:53:04 pm »
It's because the Coast to Coast Conference, of which Christopher Newport is a member, has set up a single round-robin for the league this season. The Captains were supposed to come out and play their two C2C opponents that weekend in February, but one of them -- Mount Mary -- had to cancel. So CNU has replaced the Blue Angels with Wheaton.

The day after playing Wheaton, CNU will play at Finlandia, the other midwestern C2C member in women's basketball. Think about that for a moment -- you fly into O'Hare from Norfolk on Friday evening, play Wheaton at King Arena on Saturday afternoon, then, presumably, you ride the bus for seven hours Saturday evening up to Hancock, MI, almost certainly arriving sometime around 1 am or 2 am Sunday morning. Then you check into a hotel in Hancock, play a game at Finlandia on Sunday afternoon, get back on the bus, ride six hours back to Chicagoland on Sunday evening, and either take the red-eye back to Norfolk or encamp in a hotel near O'Hare and then fly back to Norfolk early enough on Monday morning so that (again, presumably) nobody misses class.

Now, that's a road trip.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2022, 04:06:09 pm by Gregory Sager »
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25319
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9782 on: January 27, 2022, 03:53:24 pm »
Jayla Johnson is continuing to rewrite the North Park record book. She is currently fifth all-time in career scoring; third all-time in career points per game; fifth all-time in career field goals; third all-time in career field goal percentage (Nicole Kruckman, Soly Roman, and Jayla are the only three Vikings in NPU women's basketball history to shoot better than .500 over the course of their careers); and eighth in career free throws; and within the next few games she will break into the top ten in both career steals and career blocks.

And the remarkable thing is that she's climbing the leaderboards in all of those counting-stats categories in spite of the fact that she was robbed of half of her junior season by the Covid pandemic.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden

Offline GoPerry

  • All-Region
  • *****
  • Posts: 1300
  • Karma: 51
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9783 on: January 27, 2022, 04:14:16 pm »
Christopher Newport U (current #2 in D3Hoops poll) will play at Wheaton 2pm on Sat Feb 5.
Thanks to CNU85 for mentioning that on another portion of d3boards.
I apologize to GoPerry who may have already told us here.

It's because the Coast to Coast Conference, of which Christopher Newport is a member, has set up a single round-robin for the league this season. The Captains were supposed to come out and play their two C2C opponents that weekend in February, but one of them -- Mount Mary -- had to cancel. So CNU has replaced the Blue Angels with Wheaton.

The day after playing Wheaton, CNU will play at Finlandia, the other midwestern C2C member in women's basketball. Think about that for a moment -- you fly into O'Hare from Norfolk on Friday evening, play Wheaton at King Arena on Saturday afternoon, then, presumably, you ride the bus for seven hours Saturday evening up to Hancock, MI, almost certainly arriving sometime around 1 am or 2 am Sunday morning. Then you check into a hotel in Hancock, play a game at Finlandia on Sunday afternoon, get back on the bus, ride six hours back to Chicagoland on Sunday evening, and either take the red-eye back to Norfolk or encamp in a hotel near O'Hare and then fly back to Norfolk early enough on Monday morning so that (again, presumably) nobody misses class.

Now, that's a road trip.

No apologies necessary RogK, even if I knew about it already.  This looks like it just got added today.

This is a nice game to pick up for both teams.  For the Thunder, it's a terrific non-con replacement for the Univ of Chicago game that got cancelled.  It's a home game against a really good team and something different to look forward to in the middle of the league schedule.

For the Captains, if you're going to be making the trip anyway like Gregory notes, I'm sure they'd rather play a 13-5 Wheaton than an 0-16 Mt Mary squad.

The result for CNU might be the same as this will obviously be challenging for the Wheaton ladies and their recent form. 


Offline RogK

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 2603
  • Karma: 78
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9784 on: January 27, 2022, 04:43:09 pm »
There appear to be two daily flights from O'Hare to Hancock :
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua5128
--
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua5140
(if CNU wants to spend $ for it; bus would presumably be cheaper)

Offline gordonmann

  • D3sports.com Guru
  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 4506
  • Karma: 555
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9785 on: January 27, 2022, 05:41:23 pm »
On top of that rigorous schedule, CNU's defensive style of play is channeled chaos. They will sleep well on that bus ride to Hancock.

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25319
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9786 on: January 27, 2022, 07:33:12 pm »
There appear to be two daily flights from O'Hare to Hancock :
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua5128
--
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua5140
(if CNU wants to spend $ for it; bus would presumably be cheaper)

I can't imagine that CNU was planning to spend the extra money to fly the team to Hancock rather than bus there.

In thinking about it for a bit, it occurred to me that they may be flying Norfolk to Milwaukee to Norfolk, since their original itinerary involved the Captains playing Mount Mary rather than Wheaton. That presents a different, but still thorny, set of travel options if they're still using Mitchell Field rather than O'Hare as their fly-in/fly-out point.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden

Offline Pat Coleman

  • D3sports.com Guru
  • Administrator
  • All-American
  • *****
  • Posts: 39889
  • Karma: 3088
  • Check the front page or FAQs before you ask.
    • View Profile
    • D3sports.com
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9787 on: January 28, 2022, 03:07:40 pm »
Read on another board that this trip is centered on Green Bay.
Publisher. Questions? Check our FAQ for D3f, D3h.
Let's discuss (sports) in a positive way, sometimes kidding each other with no disrespect.

Offline RogK

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 2603
  • Karma: 78
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9788 on: January 28, 2022, 06:34:09 pm »
Thanks for that info, Pat.
A Packer fan must have organized the trip. Maybe they're going to the team museum.

Offline iwu70

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 4916
  • Karma: -120
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9789 on: January 29, 2022, 12:52:35 pm »
The IWU women enjoying a weekend off, their bye date . . . and a good time to rest a bit, put your feet up and get ready for the homestretch of games, esp. on Wednesday the big return game with Millikin at the Griz.  The way they play, exhaustion and fatigue can factor in during the final weeks of the season.  On the flip side, IWU is probably one of the most fit squads in the CCIW women's game. 

Now 12-7, 9-1, heading into the last six games.   

IWU has home games upcoming with NPU and Wheaton . . .  so, a pretty good schedule, all things considered.

'70

Offline RogK

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 2603
  • Karma: 78
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9790 on: January 29, 2022, 03:09:19 pm »
Greg, are you enjoying the replay snippets of IWU v EU men overlaying live action on the Elmhurst WBB webcast?
Elmhurst still has the idiotic habit of showing replays while live action is going.

Offline iwu70

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 4916
  • Karma: -120
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9791 on: January 29, 2022, 04:29:38 pm »
Millikin 55 Carthage 46 in Kenosha.  MU goes to 9-1 in conference play as well, so the big game is set for Wednesday, the two CCIW leading teams at 9-1 square off in Decatur. 

'70

Offline RogK

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 2603
  • Karma: 78
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9792 on: January 29, 2022, 04:38:27 pm »
I went back and forth between the two early game webcasts.
Neither Carthage nor Millikin played anywhere near their best, from what I saw.

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25319
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9793 on: January 29, 2022, 05:37:51 pm »
North Park 65
Elmhurst 58

Jayla Johnson: 19 pts, 12 rebs
Chantel Hairston: 15 pts
Esther Miller: 13 pts, 8 rebs

Taylor Harazin: 20 pts, 17 rebs
Kate Matthews: 12 pts, 10 rebs
Ella Riley: 12 pts

This game really had me nervous. The Vikings led wire-to-wire (aside from ties at 7-7 and 20-20), and had a 13-point bulge late in the third quarter, but they couldn't put away the pesky Bluejays at Faganel Hall. EU got the game within three points going into the final minute, but Chantel Hairston rose to the occasion with a layup, offensive rebound, and made free throw, and Jayla Johnson tossed in a couple of throws in the waning seconds to seal the deal.

Great to see Josie Summerville back in action today. This was her first playing time since December 8 against Carthage.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2022, 11:10:33 pm by Gregory Sager »
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 25319
  • Karma: 2122
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9794 on: January 29, 2022, 05:42:55 pm »
Greg, are you enjoying the replay snippets of IWU v EU men overlaying live action on the Elmhurst WBB webcast?
Elmhurst still has the idiotic habit of showing replays while live action is going.

I didn't see that. The replays were working fine in the second half, except that EU, as is typical of them, used it incessantly, to the point where some of the live action stuff got missed.

I couldn't watch it closely once the men's volleyball match between NPU and Carthage started here in the crackerbox, but I did manage to keep my eye on it a bit. It's easier to sneak a peek at other stuff on your computer when you're calling a volleyball match than when you're calling a basketball game.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful..” -- John Wooden