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Title: Liberty League
Post by: Eliazabeth Brown on October 19, 2004, 07:45:28 pm
Is Jen Kroll the new head coach at St. Lawrence?
Title: Liberty League
Post by: hooplafan on October 25, 2004, 09:54:54 am
Glenn Begly was "let go" at William Smith???  Why??
Title: Liberty League
Post by: John "No Nickname Needed" McGraw on October 31, 2004, 05:40:36 pm
Yes, Jen Kroll is the new women's head coach at St. Lawrence. Ithaca fans may remember Kroll being there a few years back before Coach Raymond took over.
Title: Liberty League
Post by: Eliazabeth Brown on October 31, 2004, 08:04:30 pm
Jen Kroll was my daughter's coach at Ithaca for a year.  She was very good.  Dan Raymond took over and has had a lot of success too.
Title: Liberty League
Post by: j2theb on December 01, 2004, 04:42:05 pm
not sure what happened with begly.  i asked a friend who works for ws, but no reply.  must not have been a good parting.  

on the positive side, however, the team did pick up a current WNBA player and former Stanford standout as their interim coach!!
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on September 19, 2005, 10:04:14 pm
William Smith could have as their head coach a WNBA champion! Go Monarchs! Olympia rocks!
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on October 06, 2005, 12:15:05 am
Well, it was good while it lasted. Olympia Scott resigns as head coach of the Herons, to concentrate on her WNBA career. She will be missed, as a class act and well liked. Congrats on her WNBA championship and best wishes on her continued pro career!

Story is at http://www.hws.edu/athletics/herons/showrelease.asp?id=2717
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: patroonbball on October 22, 2005, 08:03:30 pm
Vassar add anything new to their offense this year?
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: maninyellowhat on November 21, 2005, 12:46:06 am
Jen Kroll was my daughter's coach at Ithaca for a year.  She was very good.  Dan Raymond took over and has had a lot of success too.

You're not Kerri Brown's mom by any chance, are you?



St. Lawrence has some more ties with Ithaca this year, as an alum/former JV player is now an assistant coach.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on December 01, 2005, 10:30:06 am
There will be a LL-E8 matchups William Smith vs Ithaca this weekend in Geneva. WEOS will broadcast the Women's Game game beginning at 2PM on Saturday. www.weos.org on the web or 89.7 FM in the Finger Lakes or 88.1 FM in Ithaca
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: patroonbball on December 03, 2005, 10:53:58 am
Union  looks down this year and Skidmore doesn't look like they have improved at all. What happen to these two programs?
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on December 07, 2005, 02:18:38 pm
Nice to see the Herons pick up their first win over Ithaca since in four years! Thought they could pull it out over Rochester after leading by eight at half time, but could not hold on! Team looks good going into the full conference schedule after the break and a trip to the west coast.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on January 16, 2006, 01:33:28 pm
After winning two out three non-conference games on a California trip, the Herons open their conference play 2-0 over RPI and Vassar. They take on Empire 8 Elmira, before heading east to take on Skidmore and Union this weekend, Hamilton next week, and what will be a huge showdown next Friday night against St. Lawrence, who also opened 2-0.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 07, 2006, 06:17:26 pm
William Smith on top of the league, tied for first with St. Lawrence, with some big games for both schools this week, with William Smith traveling to Rensselaer, and St. Lawrence traveling to Union. It could come down to the last game of the season for both teams, to see who gets the regular season title, and host the championships.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 13, 2006, 01:45:35 pm
William Smith takes over first place, with their sweep this weekend, and St. Lawrence splitting. The Herons could lock up home court hosting by beating St. Lawrence this weekend in the last game. If they win Tuesday over Hamilton in their home finale, and beat Clarkson Firday, a loss would come down to a messy tiebreaker, on who would host.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 15, 2006, 12:15:21 am
Herons roll over Hamilton and need one win this weekend to clinch the #1 seed in the tourney, and host next weekend championships. Hamilton is eliminated from the tourney.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 18, 2006, 12:58:42 pm
Herons clinch # 1 seed in the Tourney and host next weekend's Toruney. Congratulations Herons!
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 21, 2006, 11:36:07 pm
Herons host and will play Rensselaer at 8PM Friday Night. You can catch the action on WEOS(FM) or on the web at www.weos.org . WEOS will have the final at 3PM on Saturday, if the Herons are playing. The game will follow Hobart Lacrosse vs Bucknell.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on February 28, 2006, 02:38:26 pm
WEOS will be broadcating the William Smith vs Fisher Game on Friday Afternoon at 5PM. You can hear it on WEOS, 89.7FM/90.3 FM Geneva, 88.1FM in Ithaca. Or on the web at Saturday  at http://www.weos.org/live.html 
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on March 03, 2006, 11:50:29 pm
Herons beat Fisher 69-62 and advance to face Baldwin Wallace. WEOS will have the game live at 6:00PM on air and at www.weos.org/live.html
Title: Recruits
Post by: patroonbball on July 22, 2006, 09:32:10 pm
 Any word on new recruits for the Liberty League teams this year?
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: met_fan on October 14, 2006, 09:55:47 pm
I don't know, but Hamilton picked up a pretty good coach in Gromacki.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 13, 2006, 11:25:29 pm
i agree...gromacki is a great coach...i don't think hamilton will do a whole lot this year, but next year when there freshman class from last year are juniors and gromacki has had a year to implement his system, style of play, and recruit the girls he wants hamilton will be a top 2 team in the league
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: maxpower on November 14, 2006, 10:07:11 am
Big preview in the D & C this morning which called UR "possibly the power in the East."


http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061114/SPORTS09/611140320/1007/SPORTS
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Caz Bombers on November 15, 2006, 02:01:15 pm
Might wanna tell it to the UAA board, Max, UR doesn't play hoops in the Liberty League, just football and a couple other sports at random.

While I'm over here, might as well contribute.  Predicting LL women's basketball is usually the easiest thing in the world.  Skidmore, Clarkson and Vassar are always terrible, Hamilton and RPI are always mediocre and the troika of WS, SLU and Union swap the title amongst themselves.  So let's go ahead and tab the Herons to take the championship again.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: maxpower on November 15, 2006, 02:04:08 pm
My bad.... I'm a rookie to the BBall board. My mistake. Doesn't seem like anyone's listening anyway though.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on November 22, 2006, 08:13:58 pm
Any reasons for picking the herons to take the league again? How many starters do they have returning. St. Lawrence has 4 and it looks like the race for the title should be a good one this year. Union loses Eisenhut, how much will that hurt them?
The Herons lost a trio of great players last year, but return some great talent. It is too early in the year, but so far the 0-2 start should not make one panic. The team made it much further into the tournament last year than anyone felt they would, almost getting past 12th ranked Baldwin Wallace, and defeating a tough Fisher team. It is way too early to say who will take the league, but I would predict is would likely be Herons, Saints, or Dutchwomen, but don't discount the Red Hawks for staying in the hunt.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on November 22, 2006, 08:26:25 pm
Might wanna tell it to the UAA board, Max, UR doesn't play hoops in the Liberty League, just football and a couple other sports at random.
Rochester Liberty League Sports: Football, Baseball, Field Hockey, Women's Lacrosse, Softball, Golf (M), Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Squash (M).

Some are LL only, such as Football.

Soccer and Basketball are only UAA.

They have some dual confrence teams, such as Swimming and Baseball. The worst was when they were playing UCAA football games and UAA games. Talk about a tough travel schedule.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: radiomike on November 30, 2006, 12:12:33 pm
Herons get their first win at Home and of the 2006-2007 season last night. A real test coming up this weekend at Ithaca.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 06, 2006, 12:38:46 pm
early in the year, but hamilton is 4-0 and have 4 girls averaging double figures...i can't remember the last time that happened...gromacki seems to be doing a great job so far
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: patroonbball on January 29, 2007, 10:42:41 pm
early in the year, but hamilton is 4-0 and have 4 girls averaging double figures...i can't remember the last time that happened...gromacki seems to be doing a great job so far


  Looks like the Hamilton bubble burst.  ;D :D
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: bbbouncer on May 17, 2007, 08:23:43 am
What became of the Hamilton College womens basketball coach (Julie Diehl)  that was sueing HC then dropped the suit? Where is she at today?

Want to get a message to her and if anyone can help me find her thank-you!

Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: heatlee on June 08, 2007, 08:17:05 pm
Who is going to be the new coach at Vassar now that she left for St. Marys (MD)?
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: met_fan on November 03, 2007, 02:00:28 am
Will Hamilton be able to keep up the momentum now that Groacki(?) has moved on?
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: lom on November 29, 2007, 09:48:38 am
How about the SUNYAC's beating up on the Liberty League so far this season.  Both Brockport and Oswego beat RPI, Oswego over Skidmore, Potsdam over St. Lawrence and Clarkson, and New Paltz over Vassar.  Looks like the SUNYAC is te best league in the state.
Title: Biggest upset of the year?
Post by: patroonbball on January 26, 2008, 09:10:19 pm
My pick is RPI beating St. Lawrence last night. St. Lawrence had absolutely demolished their last 12 opponents and was smelling a national ranking.  RPI had lost badly 2 of their last 3. Yet RPI wins by 9. Who woulda thunk it? I wonder if the Larrys were looking ahead to next week against William Smith?
Title: William Smith Women
Post by: Heron Boy on March 06, 2008, 02:17:36 am
Just wanted to let everyone know that if they are coming to Geneva this weekend,get ready to see one of the best point guards in the country. Marisa Vespa can flat out play! Scoring,,steals,assists, and floor leadership. She is the Liberty league player of the year!
She could throw a basketball threw a car wash and it wouldn't get wet!
All Hail the Mighty Vespa!!!!
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: thebear on March 06, 2008, 04:54:32 pm
That she can do.  Wish the Heron's all the best as they go for the walnut & bronze.

Title: Queen Vespa Rules!!
Post by: Heron Boy on March 08, 2008, 08:03:06 am
I told you that Marisa Vespa would put on a show! Well 27 points,5 assists and other stat stuffing numbers, Vespa is one of thr best! her team is down 9 at the half and she wills them to victory. Included in that was a 40 ft.shot with 2 secs on the shot clock in the first half. She is a flat out player!  Heron Fever Catch It!
Title: William Smith Is Ready
Post by: Heron Boy on March 13, 2008, 02:00:13 am
The Herons are ready to go Friday night. They have the most balanced scoring in the country. All five starters average double figures! All-American candidate Marisa Vespa is the floor general of a very good team. Good Luck Herons!
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 13, 2008, 03:22:28 pm
D3hoops.com will be broadcasting audio of the entire Kean sectional on the Net:
http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 14, 2008, 07:59:36 pm
Kean up on Chicago 11-2  14:36 left in 1st.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 14, 2008, 08:09:12 pm
Kean 22, Chicagp 2  midway thru 1st
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 14, 2008, 08:34:34 pm
Kean 36, Chicago 22  half
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 14, 2008, 09:06:54 pm
Kean 54, Chicago 43  Just under 10 minutes left in 2nd.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 14, 2008, 09:27:37 pm
Kean's up by 15 with less than 2 minutes left:
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 15, 2008, 06:04:25 pm
Kean & Oglethorpe just underway.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 15, 2008, 07:42:37 pm
Despite Beruti's hitting several 3's, Kean loses, 98-87.
Title: What's wrong with William Smith?
Post by: TIGERTIGER on December 10, 2008, 06:36:15 am
This team looks like a shell of itself from last year. They don't seem to have any chemistry on the court.Did they get hit that hard by graduation.They looked awful against UR.
Title: Re: What's wrong with William Smith?
Post by: thebear on December 12, 2008, 08:43:25 pm
Two words:

Marisa Vespa

She made this program the last four years.

Great player, even better leader.

Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: thebear on January 06, 2009, 07:57:00 pm
Potsdam women move to 8-1 with a 75-68 decision at Skidmore.

Bears are led by Sr. F. Moe Curley with 20 pts and 9 rebounds.  Juniors Rachel Graf. Cortney Poirier, and Molly Krauza
had 13, 12 & 10 pts respectively, while senior Center Kelsey Shoen had 10 rebounds and 6 assists. 


Junior Sharlyn Harper came off the bench for the Thorughbreds to lead all scorers with 24 points, including 5x9 from beyond the arc.

Bears make the long road trip to Buffalo and Fredonia this weekend.  Winning streak now at 8 straight.

Seniors on this team (Shoen & Curley) were 2-23 as freshmen.  Major turnaround for the Bears under Tara Ruckh.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: hopefan on May 11, 2009, 08:17:37 am
I see from the lack of writings that there is no interest in LL women's basketball on this site during the season, much less off season, so I doubt I'll see a response, unless my old head compatriot the Bear writes...   but I'm curious about something.    Back in my D3 time at RPI, St Lawrence was a place I always admired  -  beautiful campus, good athletes, at the time a brand new basketball facility, dedicated coaches.   I look at the lady's hoops record and they have been consistant winners.  What prompts a coach to leave this program for a job at a lady's college, that has had limited success, and little likelihood of being able to recruit the type of athlete who could improve things (at least the Wellsley that I knew of 30 years ago).  Can a coach really find everything necessary to win at a school like Wellsley?  Had the coach moved up the ladder in D3 league status to a school similar to St Lawrence, or to a D2 or D1 school, it would have been totally understandable   -  but SLU to Wellsley, I don't get it????
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Caz Bombers on December 13, 2009, 11:49:35 am
I doubt anybody will see this, but I sure hope RPI's coach feels real good about himself after this baby seal clubbing.  RPI 67, Paul Smith's 4.  Yup, 4.  Guess all the middle school modified and CYO teams in the Capital District were unavailable.  Clarkson has scheduled them for next month too.

http://www.rpiathletics.com/sports/2009/12/12/WBB_1212093224.aspx?id=2558

http://www.paulsmiths.edu/athletics/basketball/womens_schedule.php
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: kate on December 13, 2009, 07:54:40 pm
Caz Bombers, if they want to play "big time", then that's what happens.  Other than that, it's hardly a way for ANY team to attain ANY level of confidence.  Overall, GO D3!  Seriously, two years ago or so, FDU-Florham Park in the MAC Freedom beat Cedar Crest in the old PAC, now Colonial States Athletic Conference, 79/12.  Now in 09-10, Cedar Crest has emerged as a real contender, so ya never know - there's always hope for programs to improve.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Caz Bombers on December 14, 2009, 08:14:50 pm
I should probably have also noted that Paul Smith's College is not a D3 institution.  It's primarily a college of forestry, if I remember their old TV ads correctly.  I feel bad for the kids looking at the schedule with 50 point losses to community colleges and things called "Word of Life."
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:26:07 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/category/ncaa-stuff/regional-rankings/
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: 7express on February 17, 2012, 11:30:04 pm
Liberty league playoffs going down the final day:

St. Lawrence has won the league with a perfect 16-0 record and RPI joins them in the playoffs.  The other 2 spots are an absolute mess.  William Smith & Vassar (both 9-6 in the league) and Skidmore & Union (8-7) are alive for the final 2 spots.  Skidmore & Union play each other in Saratoga and William Smith and Vassar square off in Poughkeepsie tomorrow, as far as I can tell: the winner of the Vassar/William Smith game gets 1 spot and the loser of the Skidmore/Union game is eliminated.  William Smith is elimanted with a loss no matter what happens in the Union/Skidmore game as they lose the tiebreaker to both teams, while Vassar can still make the playoffs with a loss, but they need Union to beat Skidmore (they lose the tiebreaker to Skidmore, but win it against Union).
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: 7express on February 18, 2012, 11:42:52 pm
Vassar beats William Smith to get into the LL playoffs and eliminate William Smith.
Union wins @ Skidmore to clinch the 4 seed
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: 7express on January 18, 2013, 07:40:41 pm
Skidmore goes to 5-1 in LL play with a dominating 69-54 win at Vassar.  Skidmore jumped out to a 16-2 lead and never trailed while only tied once all game 23-23 late in the first half.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: gordonmann on March 16, 2013, 03:53:52 pm
We've released our All-Americans. Congratulations to Cydni Matsuoka.

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2013/03/womens-all-americans
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 23, 2014, 04:49:26 pm
Tonight's Hoopsville (Thursday, January 23) is set to air starting at 7 PM EST. Tune in to hear from William Smith coach Lindsay Drury Sharman and the following guests:

- Transylvania WBB coach Greg Todd
- Johns Hopkins WBB coach Nancy Funk
- School of the Week: Schreiner and MBB coach Jimmy Smith
- Mount Union MBB coach Michael Fuline
- #25 Dubuque MBB coach Robbie Sieverding

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Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: 7express on January 24, 2014, 06:40:25 pm
Skidmore @ William Smith tonight.  William Smith coming off the win last week @ Vassar.  Could potential be the last stand for Skidmore as a loss drops them to 1-5 in the conference, and even though they'll be done with William Smith, they'll have a road game left @ Vassar and 2 games left vs. St. Lawrence.  Since the LL only takes the top 4, usually that #4 spot is around 9-7/10-6 so if Skidmore wants to get in, they don't have much room for error.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: 7express on February 21, 2014, 01:58:40 pm
LL tournament set.  RIT is locked in at #5, Vassar, William Smith & St. Lawrence are the other 3 teams making up the field.
Whoever wins tonight's St. Lawrence/Vassar game gets the 1 seed.  William Smith can't finish first, but they can finish second if either Vassar (@ St. Lawrence, @ Clarkson) or St. Lawrence (home vs. Vassar & Bard) have an 0-2 weekend.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 29, 2015, 02:02:41 pm
Hoopsville returns from the Thanksgiving break with plenty to cover.

The season has certainly started with a lot of stuff. Rule changes, upsets, hot and cold starts, and more. That's why we added more Hoopsville shows to start the season! Tonight, we talk to some who have started hot, those with high expectations, and preview the final Wendy's Classic.

Hoopsville hits the air at 7pm ET tonight!

Guests include:
- Mike Daley, Wendy's Classic Director and former Nazareth men's coach
- Keith Bunkenburg, Benedictine men's coach
- Greg Mitchell, No. 16 Hope men's coach
- Abby Pyzik Smith, Lynchburg women's coach

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Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 03, 2016, 04:55:43 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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Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 10, 2016, 02:35:22 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: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 08, 2016, 06:30:21 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.

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Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 10, 2017, 05:07:18 pm
First semester finals may have started, or about to start, but that hasn't stopped the action on the hardcourt from being formidable. Even the first winter storm of the season didn't stop the games on the East Coast.

On Sunday night's episode of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave tries not to scratch his hair (out) as he and guests try and decipher the action of the past few nights and week. While the women seem to have settled in this week, the men's side continues to produce results that make things more complicated. Are there any great teams in Division III?

It just may be too early, still, to really know.

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Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Carissa Sain Knoche, Chicago women's coach
- Brian Morehouse, No. 8 Hope women's coach
- Dan Raymond, Ithaca women's coach
- Jeff Brown, No. 2 Middlebury men's coach
- Matt Goldsmith, TCNJ men's coach

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Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 25, 2018, 04:32:43 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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If you have questions for Dave or his guests, feel free to interact with the show (info to the right) or send them via email. Some may even be featured on the Hoopsville Mailbag segment. Email them to hoopsville@d3hoops.com.

Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Bob Amsberry, No. 2 Wartburg women's coach
- 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: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 07, 2018, 02:37:30 pm
Women's first regional rankings of the season are out: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-first
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 14, 2018, 03:12:40 pm
New women's regional rankings: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 21, 2018, 03:01:29 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: Liberty League
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 20, 2019, 03:01:07 pm
The new NCAA Division III women's basketball regional rankings are posted: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/women-regional-rankings-third
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: BomberJeff on February 25, 2019, 03:10:10 pm
So congratulations to the Liberty League women's teams!  3 teams make it into the tournament with Ithaca, RIT and Vassar.

Along with that, Ithaca gets to host in the opening weekend of the tournament.  Very glad to see the Bombers get one more go around at the Ben Light Gymnasium.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Gray Fox on February 28, 2019, 12:15:44 pm
So congratulations to the Liberty League women's teams!  3 teams make it into the tournament with Ithaca, RIT and Vassar.

Along with that, Ithaca gets to host in the opening weekend of the tournament.  Very glad to see the Bombers get one more go around at the Ben Light Gymnasium.
That is great.  Some of us wish we could get in two teams.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: gordonmann on February 28, 2019, 01:05:45 pm
My recollection is you're an NWC fan.

The conference has had multiple teams in the tournament frequently, but there wasn't a good case to be made for Whitman or Puget Sound to make the tournament this year.

Puget Sound lost to at-large contenders that were left out of the tournament (Trinity) and Whitman lost two out of three to Puget Sound and George Fox. Plus those games against non-D3 schools are killers in the NCAA's criteria, though I understand the geographic and budget limitations that drive them. With those limitations, the NWC teams either need to be a little lucky in who they draw in holiday tournaments (i.e. it was the wrong year to draw Bethel or Williams) or win more than 20 games to compensate for opponents like Multnomah Bible and Evergreen State.

Now, if you want to complain about hosting opportunities, that's still legit this year.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Gray Fox on February 28, 2019, 05:38:15 pm
I'm a SCIAC fan.  We will try harder.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: gordonmann on February 28, 2019, 05:57:29 pm
Ahhh.

I would've liked to see two SCIAC teams too. :)
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: BomberJeff on March 01, 2019, 09:44:19 pm
Bit of a mixed bag for the Liberty League teams.

Vassar gets overwhelmed by SUNY-Geneseo in the 4th quarter for a blowout.  RIT loses on a tough buzzer beater by Baldwin Wallace.  Ithaca meanwhile gets a massive 3rd quarter and coasts (somewhat) comfortably to a win over SUNY-Poly.

Have a feeling Ithaca is going to need to get firing a little sooner tomorrow in facing St. Joseph's (that was a pretty bad first quarter from both teams), but I think they do have that in them.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: Bombers798891 on March 04, 2019, 11:32:13 am
IC's women's team continues to impress. Over the past 10 years:

--Nine 20-win seasons
--Eight trips to the NCAAs
--Seven trips to the second round
--Three trips to the third round

Dan Raymond's program is just consistently excellent. 
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: ronk on March 04, 2019, 12:24:42 pm
 Coach Raymond is out-recruiting me.  :(  3 of his current starters and 1 coming in next year.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: amh63 on March 04, 2019, 01:34:24 pm
ronk....maybe your “recruit list” should be held closer to your chest? :)
My daughter works in Ithaca and lives nearby.  Lots of Amherst alums in the area.  A former one was the head of Ithaca HS.  Area sends a lot of talented athletes to the Nescac.  A number of years ago there was a guard on the WBB from Cortland.  Her parents were associated with Cortland Un.
Anyway, good luck with your school’s “ purple and white” dressed WBB team in the sweet 16.  Do not let the Tufts Jumbos push your team at Scranton.  Oh yes, HC of WBB at Amherst likes your list too.
Title: Re: Liberty League
Post by: ronk on March 04, 2019, 01:54:34 pm
ronk....maybe your “recruit list” should be held closer to your chest? :)
My daughter works in Ithaca and lives nearby.  Lots of Amherst alums in the area.  A former one was the head of Ithaca HS.  Area sends a lot of talented athletes to the Nescac.  A number of years ago there was a guard on the WBB from Cortland.  Her parents were associated with Cortland Un.
Anyway, good luck with your school’s “ purple and white” dressed WBB team in the sweet 16.  Do not let the Tufts Jumbos push your team at Scranton.  Oh yes, HC of WBB at Amherst likes your list too.

 As does Tufts - 1 starter, 3 reserves, 1 incoming; Amherst has 3 starters, 1 incoming from northern VA.