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Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: bethelguy on October 04, 2004, 02:28:18 pm
Pat or anyone with knowledge on this.  

How long are the schools entering D3 in "provisional" status.  I think I read correctly that they are not eligible for NCAA tournament play for 4 seasons.  But at what point will games vs. these teams count as a regional game.  

For intance UM-Morris was provisional last season.  Bethel had them on their schedule and is going to play them again this year.  Do games like this not count until their 4 years are up or at what point will they count?
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on October 05, 2004, 04:56:38 am
It's the same length. When the provisional period is over, after the end of the fourth year, then all appropriate games therafter will count as regional games.
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Scott Ludwig on November 09, 2004, 09:43:26 am
OK, I see several members of the UMAC listed on this site now.  Actually all but Northland College are listed.  I think that is great!

I know some of the schools were scheduled to begin their provisional status, but I am unsure about a few.

Here is when I thought schools were starting provisional status:

2003-04
UM-Morris

2004-05
Crown College, Presentation College

2005-06
Bethany Lutheran, Northwestern College

???
Martin Luther College, Northland College, St. Scholastica

Can anyone confirm this or explain?  As I understand it, these teams are not officially full D3 members or eligible for D3 postseason for 4 seasons of provisional status.
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 10, 2004, 07:25:39 pm
Northland is on this site. They are in the West region with the rest of them.  

Martin Luther, Nortland and St. Scholastica actually are already NCAA Division III members. However, they are also NAIA members, and in the past they have chosen to declare for the NAIA postseason, making them ineligible for the NCAA's.

To my understanding, Martin Luther and Northland are declaring NCAA this year, but St. Scholastica is still declaring NAIA. They can change their minds up until sometime in midseason.
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: bethelguy on November 30, 2004, 10:30:06 am
I see that on the regional pages, you have Northland counted as regional games but not Martin Luther.  Do you have to wait to verify what ML declares for postseason before they are counted as regional games?
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on December 01, 2004, 04:39:19 pm
Yes, that's correct. But they'll be retroactive, if they do.
Title: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: NWC Andrew on February 13, 2005, 03:58:23 pm
For anybody interested in the UMAC this weekends games brought my team, the Northwestern Eagles back in position to win the conference outright on Tuesday night at Crown.  With a pair of Road wins at Northland and St. Scholastica combined with the big upset of UM-Morris by Bethany Lutheran, Northwestern is in position to host the Men's and Women's UMAC conference tournaments this weekend at the Ericksen Center.

This years conference tournament may be more of battle for pride as a berth in the NAIA national tournament is no longer at stake as the UMAC moves to the NCAA.  Northwestern is in position to host the NAIA independent regional this year featuring teams such as Colorado's Johnson and Wales and Indiana Northwest.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Ryan Coleman on October 22, 2005, 11:47:43 pm
I pulled some video on the Minnesota Morris student, Rick Rose, who died today (http://www.d3football.com/notables.php) in the postgame celebrations following their OT defeat of Crown. Length: 1:06.
Click here to watch (http://www.pictureprints.net/~ryan2/MinnMorrisStudentDiesFOX9.avi) (requires Windows Media Player).
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: TC on January 10, 2006, 01:19:50 am
How's AO doing?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 09, 2007, 03:51:00 pm
I have found the NCAA website that chronicles the progress of the provisional members in the NCAA.

Provisionals (http://www1.ncaa.org/membership/governance/division_III/membership_information/Current_EPR.pdf)

Active Membership --
2008-09:   Bethany Lutheran, Crown MN, U Maine-Presque Isle, Mount Aloysius, Mount Mary*, Northwestern College, PSU-Berks, SUNY-Purchase, Salem
2009-10:  Mitchell, North Central University, Presentation,
2010-11:  La Sierra, Lancaster Bible PA, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, Lyndon State VT, St Vincent PA, SUNY Morrisville

Reclassifying from D2 to D3:

Active Membership --

2008-09: UM-Morris

Beginning Reclassification Process 2007-08:

2007-08: Birmingham-Southern  (from D1, active in 2011-12),  UM-Crookston (from D2)

Corrected -- February 13, 2008 (It looks like the UMAC gets its Pool A bids in 2010-11.)  *Mount Mary is in its fifth year with conditions.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on September 28, 2007, 04:33:47 pm
Congratulations to William Maupins on getting drafted in the CBA Draft (http://www.cbahoopsonline.com/news.php?read=968)!   I hope he tears it up for the Explorers as he has done for the Saints the past couple years.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 10, 2007, 02:14:25 pm
so I think we need to get some more convo going on this board...how about early early early conference standing predictions...

1.  NWC-  Discher, Strelecki and company are too good for the rest of the UMAC
2.  Bethany Lutheran-  Lose Mayfield, but bring in transfer Andy Wills
3.  Presentation-  lots of talent coming back with Ward, Kurtz and Heim and Coach Sevareid brings new enthusiasm to the Saints program
4.  UMM-  McNally and Dalbey are going to be tough to stop...losing Farmer to River Falls hurts (with him they would've been a top 2 team)
5.  St. Scholastica-  return some talent, but who will step in to Maupins' shoes
6.  Marlin Luther- don't know much about them
7.  Northland-  is better than Crown
8.  Crown-  heard rumors about some good recruits, but we will have to see if they can keep from going 0fer again this year in conference play

any other thoughts?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 15, 2007, 06:15:28 pm
the season is officially here...some stories to pay attention to...

the Sevrareid era begins today in Aberdeen...
Discher for POY?
who will fill Will Maupins' shoes for Scholastica
McNally and the Cougs have a chance, but they need to be on their game from day 1...
how many games will Crown win in conference?

any other interesting storylines?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology300 on October 16, 2007, 12:58:57 am
I was just wondering why you think presentation is ranked so high this year? They were ok last year but jumping to 3? not sure bout that. And Crown how do you know they got new recruits? They were 0 in conf games how they get any recruits?  How did you hear about them getting new guys? NW should be num 1 cause they are returning their whole team.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on October 16, 2007, 01:47:39 am
Why did you post and run?
Title: I'm Back
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 10:31:18 am
I did not run at all, I just wanted a diffrent screen name that was all.  So lets discuss basketball, So I'm wondering do people really think presentation will be that good this year? Also how did crown get any recruits with that year they had last year wow! And my and everyone pick for 1st place in the conf is NW great tradition and returning the whole team!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 10:33:46 am
D3bballfollower I see that you know a lot not only in the Umac but alot of other confs, so do you play? did you play? are you a coach? just wondering because you have a lot on great post on here that have a lot of detail?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 16, 2007, 10:42:17 am
Hoop-

I don't know what others think of Presentation, but I saw them play 4 times last year and was impressed by their young guys...I think with another year under their belt they will be much better this year, plus the UMAC as a whole will be down so teams will be a lot more evenly matched, outside of NWC of course who should, I predict, run the table in the league, maybe get 1 loss.

I heard that Crown got some new, decent recruits because I have a friend whose son goes their and knows a lot of the bball guys.  This is just rumor of course but I mentioned it to see if anyone else new it to be true or not...we'll just have to wait for the season to start to see if this is true or not...

I am just a spectator...I played college ball out east and since have been everywhere else around the country.  I follow and watch d3 basketball like it's my job (although it isn't)

ps- welcome to the board...its always nice to get more posters, maybe this year we can get some great discussions going...
Title: Upsets
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 10:43:25 am
I'm going with Bethany Luthern just because they are very athletic and if they can get the game at an up and down pase they will have a chance.  Along shot I have Crown beating them in the 2nd half of the season just because NW might look past them and if this rumor of them having some decent recruits is true? you never know?  lol Will see what happens
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 10:51:48 am
Yeah I'm glad to be a part of the board and hope we can get more users chatting about bball.  I have to agree I just think NW experience alone will help them run the tables.  I also have a couple of buddies that have friends playing at diffrent teams in the UMAC so I follow it more.  Maybe you can answer this for me I heard both NW and Crown have decent point guards what do you think about that? I was looking at the roster and noticed that Crown has Isaac Hale an ex patrick Henry player, and if they do have the recruits this year this could help his play out a lot? just a thought.  Also  I saw this left handed guy from NW playing ball at an open gym I think people were calling him Steliki? not sure but he looked pretty good?  What is your opions on these topics?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 16, 2007, 01:42:31 pm
Hoopology, I moved the poll to the UMAC board where it has more relevance.

Thanks for your interest and bring your friends. :)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 02:54:31 pm
Thanks for doing that I put it in the wrong area not sure how I did that but thank you.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 16, 2007, 03:24:16 pm
Hoop-

the player you are referring to for NWC is Josh Strelecki...he is a senior guard (can play the 1-3 spots)...with Discher and Zuleger at the point the Eagles definitely have the best back court in the conference...the post will be the problem for NWC this season with the loss of Daniel Hanson and Mike Anderstrom...anyone know if Hanson's younger brother Steven is back this year after academic issues last year?...also, former Centennial Cougar teammates Chris Gonsior and Reid Berens will have to play bigger and better roles this year for NWC to run the table...Discher and Stelecki may be the best scoring tandem in the conference...anyone else have thoughts on that issue?

As far as Crown, I don't know a ton about them...Kincade Kirkpatrick can shoot, but their problem will be can they hold their own on defense...they were undersized last year and if that is the case again this year, they could be in for another long year...

Hoop...in your opinion...who will be the biggest surprise in the UMAC this year?
Title: Updates!
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 09:04:11 pm
 I have updates on a couple teams.  First NW has there whole starting line up returning this season, both the Hansen's will be playing this year.  This both played this past summer in all the summer league games, and so far the younger Hansen is elgible.  So NW will be super tough this year.  Now the Crown update, they have some new recruits that will make an impact this season if things go right with grades and just getting into shape.  The other thing to about new guys playing to gether is when will they jell together? Also Crown has Kinkade back and starting point guard Isaac, and Dellos, last year there was a lot of presure on Kinkade but because of the new recruits he will not have so much pressure on  him.  I do agree that they will have to focus on D cause last year they stoped no one at all! I think the biggest suprise will be Crown they won only 3 games last year and 0 in conf play. But we will see, this is why they play the game.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 16, 2007, 11:05:35 pm
wow! i can't believe i forgot that Daniel Hanson was only a junior last year...thanks for correcting me Hoop...that definitely changes my opinion on them...I don't think anyone will beat them...although I think there could be a couple guys that could go for 30 against them...mainly Kirkpatrick from Crown and possibly Dalbey from Morris...i'm going with Presentation as my biggest surprise...I think the young guys will step up big time this year and Coach Sevareid will really get the guys playing together...I have known Coach Sevareid for a couple years now and know him to be a quality coach and teacher of the game...he will do great things for the Saints
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 16, 2007, 11:09:48 pm
I see what you are saying about presentation, we will see, I can not wait tell teams start having scrimmages and actually playing.  It will be very interesting this year.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 17, 2007, 12:00:18 am
on that note Hoop, do you or anyone else know when, and against who some of the UMAC boys have scrimmages against in early November??

and will they be open to the public?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 17, 2007, 12:19:56 am
we'll get to see early on if NWC is for real...they have the possibility, and it will most likely happen, of playing Jamestown on Novermber 17th for the championship of their tourney...the Jimmies have a solid squad with lots of senior leadership and talent...and then the 20th they play Augsburg...the Auggies will have, I feel, a top 3 team in the MIAC, so this could be a statement game for the Eagles...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 17, 2007, 09:25:02 am
Scrimmages I do not have any info on that but some good early games to look at  Bethany Luther starts the season out at Winona this game will be interesting to see how close Bethany Luthern can keep the game, then 2 days later they are playing in the bethel Tourney. This will be a great look for them. Also Crown is going to Chicago to open the season against Moody, and William n Penn a NAIA school that is very athletic and won 20+ games last season.  Also Presentation plays Trinity bible early in the season, this should be a guarante win for them Trinity gave Crown 2 of their 3 wins last season plsu Trinity lost their best player so they are really hurting this year, and their coaching situation is a lil up in the air 2 very young coaches that played for the team 2 seasons ago, so if Presentation does not win these game it might raise some eye braws!  Is there any other games that catch anyones attention?
Title: UMAC Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on October 17, 2007, 01:25:45 pm
Wow!!!...as a former UMAC player it is Great to see this post for the conference. Here is my take on the preseason rankings for this upcoming season (I generally catch 10-12 UMAC games a year):
1.   Northwestern Bible College hands down. With Strelecki, Anderstrom, Hansons (both), Discher and Zuleger all returning how can you pick against these guys. Coach Grosz has done a wonderful job with recruiting and building a solid program. Finished 12-2 in conference last season
2.   Bethany Lutheran: Losing Mayfield will be big but guys such as Grant and Priem provide Senior leadership. It also doesn’t hurt that Bethany is the most athletic team in the conference, so if they get you to play into their style look out. Finished 11-3 in conference last season
3.   College of St. Scholastica: Yes losing Maupins will hurt but remember the point guard Schmitz who suffered a knee injury last season. He along with Anderson led Scholastica in the 05-06 season when Maupins played his first year. If healthy Schmitz might be the top point guard in the UMAC and he provides Senior leadership. Finished 9-5 in conference last season
4.   Minnesota Morris: They return nine players off of last years team. There big up front and have decent guard play. Finished 6-8 in conference last season
5.   Presentation College: Solid core of young players returning. Not sure about the new coach and how the players will respond but finished 6-8 in conference play last season.
6.   Martin Luther College: With the loss of Dolan and Kurbis not sure if they can replace those two. Martin Luther had a thin bench last season but they have Schultz 6’9, Kolander 6’6 and Gephart 6’5 in the front court…guard play will be a big question. Finished 8-6 in conference play last season.
7.   Northland College: Very young team returning. Not much talent but playing in coach Robinsons system you must play aggressive and play tough defense-which Northland does. Might be another down season but don’t overlook. Finished 4-10 in conference play last season.
8.   Crown College: With a first year coach and not much depth last season Crown struggled big time. Kirkpatrick is the leader and only scorer and Hale played decent in the backcourt last season. Look for Crown to struggle again but make some small strides this season. Finished 0-14 in conference play last season.     
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 17, 2007, 01:35:57 pm
Scholastica has a home game November 28th against UW Eau Claire...the BluGolds will be tougher this year than some might expect and a good test for the Saints...after Christmas they play 3 in Cali...the games against Whittier and Occidental will be tough and should show where they stand going into the second half of the season...

Morris plays at St. John's on November 17th and then hosts Bethel on the 20th...these will be good indicator games to see where the Cougars are at

I see in Morris's preview it says they lost McNally, even though he was listed as a junior last year...can anyone elaborate on this situation?
Title: Re: UMAC Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 17, 2007, 02:19:46 pm
Former Player, what team did you play for? have you read some of the recent topics that we have been talking about on here?  it is great to have more people discuss UMAC bball,  to talk about your ranking I agree on a lot of things.  The Crown situation last year was horrible for the coaching staff they had to play with a jv team because the former coaches at Crown never recruited, so Crown was ok with Kinkade, and Hale, but they have some new recruits that shuld help so we will see about that situation. Scolastica now looses Maupins which was a great player, but also there 2nd leading scorer which was a really good shooter also is gone, it is true that they have their point guard back that had an injury last year, but we all know that he will not have any scores to pass to so it might end up like how Crown was with Hale having no one to pass to last year and teams jumping on the only scorer Kincade.  I think that Morris needs to step up they under achevied last year, so I think they will play big this year. Morris also has a new assitant coach that is really good and they already have a great head coach so I look for those two to get that team into some shape. 
Title: Re: UMAC Conference
Post by: Gregory Sager on October 18, 2007, 01:00:23 am
Why does this conference have two discussion rooms?
Title: Re: UMAC Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 18, 2007, 01:10:20 am
Why does this conference have two discussion rooms?
I think former UMAC player just started it.

I will merge it into the other one.

Welcome formerUMACplayer!  ;)
Title: Re: UMAC Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on October 18, 2007, 03:07:40 pm
Former Player, what team did you play for? have you read some of the recent topics that we have been talking about on here?  it is great to have more people discuss UMAC bball,  to talk about your ranking I agree on a lot of things.  The Crown situation last year was horrible for the coaching staff they had to play with a jv team because the former coaches at Crown never recruited, so Crown was ok with Kinkade, and Hale, but they have some new recruits that shuld help so we will see about that situation. Scolastica now looses Maupins which was a great player, but also there 2nd leading scorer which was a really good shooter also is gone, it is true that they have their point guard back that had an injury last year, but we all know that he will not have any scores to pass to so it might end up like how Crown was with Hale having no one to pass to last year and teams jumping on the only scorer Kincade.  I think that Morris needs to step up they under achevied last year, so I think they will play big this year. Morris also has a new assitant coach that is really good and they already have a great head coach so I look for those two to get that team into some shape. 
Hey Hoops,
The point guard from Scholastica is more of a scoring point guard so he can carry the load and also make it happen for others. Hale from Crown is more of a traditional point guard and looks to pass first and really doesn't look to score (from what I've seen). Hoops I also see you said Crown has some new players coming in-do you think it will really help the situation (they were 0-14 in conference last season)? The talk of the UMAC should be focused on can Northwestern run the table or can Bethany Lutheran take the top spot this season. It's a three team race between Northwestern, Bethany and St. Scholastica...Minnesota Morris and Presentation will fight for 4th place...The UMAC has three solid teams right now and two that might step up to make it five.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 18, 2007, 08:17:54 pm
I hear what you are saying about a scoring point guard he might be able to carry some of  the load but lets not hype the situation yet, you do loose a huge player that plays in the cba now and he single handling carried the team last year, this point guard might be good but no maupins, plus they lost a great shooter.  But they do bring in a 6'9 post player from superior the height sounds nice but does anyone know if he can play? that is huge for them.  Now Crown you are right Hale looks to pass first, sometimes to much but this year they have no choice but to get better, they brought some athletic guys in that will be able to pressure the ball on D pretty good. I do believe that it is a 2 team race for 1st and 2nd with Bethany and NW, NW being number 1, but 3rd and 4th place is wide open.  The UMAC is more even this year with all the teams, so look to see some good games.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on October 19, 2007, 12:19:30 am
1) Northwestern - Josh Strelecki (sp?), Discher, Zuelger, and Hanson Bros are going to be way too much to handle for UMAC teams.  I see them maybe losing 1 or 2 conference games.  They have 5 UMAC POY's basically on their team.

2) St. Scholastica - Retrun Brady Zubke (10 ppg), Eric Langdon (8 ppg), Jesse Taylor, Nate Griff, and the Schmittz bros.  They should be very solid this year.  They will be a bit bigger with the new recruit from UW-S (6'9) and Zubke who is 6'6.

3) UM-Morris - Return Phil Allen (9 ppg), Eric Dalbey (8 ppg), Corey Kelzenberg, Hudson Brothen, and it says that Will Jenson is on their meet the team so he must be playing again this year.  He ave 10 ppg and 5 rpg two years ago but sat out last year.

4) Bethany Lutheran - They return Dewan Grant (who didnt play as well last year, but expect huge numbers from this year), Travis Priem (hon mention all conference), and Andy Mills (transfer from a D2 school).  This team should be solid, Morris and BLU are inter-changeable.

5) Northland College - Return Jordan Arneson (believe he was hon mention all conference), Dylan Ring, and Ryan Cannata.  I think they are going to suprise some people and take 5 or 6.

6) Presentation College - They return a few players who didnt have much significance on last years team but can step up for this years squad.  I havent seen their recruits, but it seems like they always get a few decent recruits. 

7) Crown College - Hale and Kirkpatrick anchor their offense (hopefully Hale can look to score a bit more), heard they got some more recruits...so hopefully they can step up.  Kind of a question mark team.

8) Martin Luther College - they lose basically their whole team that made the tourney appearance last year.  Unless they get some recruits, they are going to have a sub-par year.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 19, 2007, 01:09:24 am
matt-  i like most of your insight on the upcoming year, but there is one team's explanation i will have to respectfully disagree with you on...that is Presentation...to say and I quote "they return a few player who didn't have much significance on last years team but can step up for this years squad"...they return 3 guys (Heim, Ward and Kurtz) who combined started a total of 50 games and averaged 26.5 ppg and 15.1 rpg...Heim was the Saint's leading scorer at 10.3 a game and Ward was the conference Newcomer of the Year after averaging 8.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg...those 3 guys were 3 of the teams top 4 scorers...I think that is pretty significant, don't you?

On another note, I really like your take on Northland, they could definitely upset a few teams, especially if overlooked...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on October 19, 2007, 09:42:07 am
I hear what you are saying about a scoring point guard he might be able to carry some of  the load but lets not hype the situation yet, you do loose a huge player that plays in the cba now and he single handling carried the team last year, this point guard might be good but no maupins, plus they lost a great shooter.  But they do bring in a 6'9 post player from superior the height sounds nice but does anyone know if he can play? that is huge for them.  Now Crown you are right Hale looks to pass first, sometimes to much but this year they have no choice but to get better, they brought some athletic guys in that will be able to pressure the ball on D pretty good. I do believe that it is a 2 team race for 1st and 2nd with Bethany and NW, NW being number 1, but 3rd and 4th place is wide open.  The UMAC is more even this year with all the teams, so look to see some good games.
Hoops,
Come on to say 3rd and 4th place are open is a joke...count Crown, Northland and Martin Luther out of it...meaning 5 teams will battle for four spots/my fault 4 teams will battle for 3 spots cause Northwestern is automatically in...The PG from Scholastica can carry the load on the offensive end for sure...I saw him hang 33 points on Northwestern so lets be real...The 6'9 kid from Superior can play he just didn't get a chance because they were so deep in the front court (he will be an impact player this season for sure) who do you think are the top two players at each position in the UMAC conference (PG, SG, SF, PF and C)?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 19, 2007, 10:32:24 am
matt-  i like most of your insight on the upcoming year, but there is one team's explanation i will have to respectfully disagree with you on...that is Presentation...to say and I quote "they return a few player who didn't have much significance on last years team but can step up for this years squad"...they return 3 guys (Heim, Ward and Kurtz) who combined started a total of 50 games and averaged 26.5 ppg and 15.1 rpg...Heim was the Saint's leading scorer at 10.3 a game and Ward was the conference Newcomer of the Year after averaging 8.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg...those 3 guys were 3 of the teams top 4 scorers...I think that is pretty significant, don't you?

On another note, I really like your take on Northland, they could definitely upset a few teams, especially if overlooked...
matt-  i like most of your insight on the upcoming year, but there is one team's explanation i will have to respectfully disagree with you on...that is Presentation...to say and I quote "they return a few player who didn't have much significance on last years team but can step up for this years squad"...they return 3 guys (Heim, Ward and Kurtz) who combined started a total of 50 games and averaged 26.5 ppg and 15.1 rpg...Heim was the Saint's leading scorer at 10.3 a game and Ward was the conference Newcomer of the Year after averaging 8.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg...those 3 guys were 3 of the teams top 4 scorers...I think that is pretty significant, don't you?

On another note, I really like your take on Northland, they could definitely upset a few teams, especially if overlooked...


D3Baller I like how you stand up for your boys team, you are right they are returning players that played a lot last year and have that experience.  This is why I keep saying the confrence is close this year.  I see a lot of games going either way.  Also I see someone keeps talking about this point guard that was hurt last year from scholastica? So are you saying he will avg 25pts a game? just wondering and who cares if he scored 33 points agaist NW one time? just like when i saw Hale kill Maupins last year at Crown for 20 and was breaking him off all over the court! He coundn't even stay in front of him.  So I'm going to stick up for Crown like D3 baller sticks up for presentation.  My reason is this they return 2 guards with a lot of experience Kincade, Hale, then they brought in some junior college players that are athletic so that means instant impact.  When looking at rosters alone NW and Presentation are returning a lot, It is going to be a great year in UMAC play I'm getting too hyped right now! lol.  Let me make myself clear I'm not saying that the guard from Scholastica is not good, he probally is good and is going to have a good year, but all I'm saying he is no Maupins and I think everyone can agree on that.  Good player yeah but not na single handed killer like Maupins.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 19, 2007, 10:45:43 am
FormerUmacPlayer   What School did you play for?  You never answered this question.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 19, 2007, 02:55:48 pm
top 2 players at each spot in the UMAC (from what I have seen)...

PG-  1. Zuleger- the epitomy of a pg, handles the ball, plays D and see the floor and passes exceptionally well
        2. Hale- should have a break out year this year, similar to the Z man
SG-  1. Discher- shoots lights out and plays smart
        2. undecided
SF-   1. Strelecki- tough competitor who can play multiple spots
        2. Langdon- should play a huge role for Scholastica this year
PF-   1. Daniel Hanson-  no one can match up with him on both ends of the floor
        2. Richie Ward-  look for a break out year for ward, maybe a double double average
C-     don't really know...I wouldn't say that there is a good center in the leage...anyone have other thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 19, 2007, 03:01:32 pm
top 2 players at each spot in the UMAC (from what I have seen)...

PG-  1. Zuleger- the epitomy of a pg, handles the ball, plays D and see the floor and passes exceptionally well
        2. Hale- should have a break out year this year, similar to the Z man
SG-  1. Discher- shoots lights out and plays smart
        2. undecided
SF-   1. Strelecki- tough competitor who can play multiple spots
        2. Langdon- should play a huge role for Scholastica this year
PF-   1. Daniel Hanson-  no one can match up with him on both ends of the floor
        2. Richie Ward-  look for a break out year for ward, maybe a double double average
C-     don't really know...I wouldn't say that there is a good center in the leage...anyone have other thoughts on this?



I agree with what you posted, I have one question, who is Zuleger and what team does he play for? Also I believe Hale will have a great season this year also.  As far as a center I'm thinking the 6'9 transfer might be able to take over? but we will see we all know how height is not enough to make an impact.  I agree Hanson will have a great senior season along side his athletic brother that can jump out the gym, I look for both of them to take over.  Steliki is also a tough guard because he can play diffrent spots and he has a nice bounce to his game.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 19, 2007, 03:14:36 pm
Zuleger runs the point for NWC...imagine this starting lineup for the Eagles...

PG- Zuleger
SG- Discher
SF- Strelecki
PF- Hanson
C- Anderstrom

or

PG- Zuleger
G- Discher
G- Strelecki
F- Steven Hanson
F- Daniel Hanson

with former Centennial Cougars Berens and Gonsior offethe bench along with any other new recruits...

YIKES!!!  UMAC watch out!

Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 19, 2007, 09:05:57 pm
They have a nice team this year everyone is returning.  I actually watched thme play this past summer in the summer league games and they looked nice.  Recruit wise they are kind of slim they really didnt get much and the one guy they had playing with them is ok, he will be better in the future, but they have a solid7 players.  It will be interesting to see if they start lil Hanson?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on October 19, 2007, 10:12:48 pm
I think young Hanson will start in some games where matchups call for it, but I think the Eagles should stick with Zuleger, Discher, Strelecki, D. Hanson and Anderstrom for the time being, until Hanson, or someone else shows they deserve to start...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 19, 2007, 11:04:58 pm
I think young Hanson will start in some games where matchups call for it, but I think the Eagles should stick with Zuleger, Discher, Strelecki, D. Hanson and Anderstrom for the time being, until Hanson, or someone else shows they deserve to start...

I agree with you.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on October 20, 2007, 07:11:59 pm
top 2 players at each spot in the UMAC (from what I have seen)...

PG-  1. Zuleger- the epitomy of a pg, handles the ball, plays D and see the floor and passes exceptionally well
        2. Hale- should have a break out year this year, similar to the Z man
SG-  1. Discher- shoots lights out and plays smart
        2. undecided
SF-   1. Strelecki- tough competitor who can play multiple spots
        2. Langdon- should play a huge role for Scholastica this year
PF-   1. Daniel Hanson-  no one can match up with him on both ends of the floor
        2. Richie Ward-  look for a break out year for ward, maybe a double double average
C-     don't really know...I wouldn't say that there is a good center in the leage...anyone have other thoughts on this?


PG -
Dave Zuelger NWC, ave 6 ppg and 4.5 apg.  Will be the staple to NW's offense while playing tenacious Defense on opposing point guards.
Andrew Schmittz Saint Scholastica, ave 12 ppg, 3 apg, and 3 rpg two years ago after sitting out last year.  Should be very solid for them.

SG -
Steve Discher NWC, ave 16 ppg last year and I see him doing about the same this year.  Kid can absolutely shoot the rock and has a good basketball suave.
Eric Dalbey UMM, ave 8 ppg last year but was surrounded by a lot of Sr guards.  Will have more opportunities this year, scored 30 points last year against MIAC's Bethel.

SF -
Josh Sterlecki NWC, ave 12 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg, and 1.5 spg.  Can do alittle of everything.  Tough player to guard off the dribble, but can also step back and hit the 3.
Will Jenson UMM, ave 9.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg two years ago.  Must have sat out last year, watched him play twice his Jr year.  Seems to be solid, him and Dalbey should be able to put some points off for Morris.

PF -
Daniel Hanson NWC, ave 15 ppg and 9 rpg, my pick for UMAC POY.  Can do everything (shoot the rock, rebound, post up, play D).
Nate Nass MLC, ave 13 ppg and 6 rpg last year.  A bit undersized, but plays strong.  I think he has one year of elgibiltiy?? 

C-
Mike Anderstrom NWC, ave 12 ppg and 9 rpg last year.  Solid shot blocker.
Brady Zubke Saint Scholastica, solid player who can jump out of the gym, was hon-mention all UMAC player.

Others:
Eric Langdon, SF, Saint Scholastica
Issac Hale, PG, Crown
Kincade Kirkpatrick (sp?), SF, Crown
Jake Schwartz, SG, MLC
Phil Allen, C, UMM
Jordan (younger one) Aarneson, SG, Northland
Richie Ward, PF, Presentation
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 20, 2007, 07:48:26 pm
Welcome Matt!

Good luck to the UMAC this year.

Y'all are getting closer to full conference status!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on October 20, 2007, 09:53:23 pm
Welcome Matt!

Good luck to the UMAC this year.

Y'all are getting closer to full conference status!

Thank you Ralph, I cant wait til the UMAC teams can get a bid to the Tourney.  I really think Scholastica last year could have done some damage. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 21, 2007, 12:25:54 am
Welcome Matt!

Good luck to the UMAC this year.

Y'all are getting closer to full conference status!

Thank you Ralph, I cant wait til the UMAC teams can get a bid to the Tourney.  I really think Scholastica last year could have done some damage. 


I agree that scholastica team was nice, especially when you have a player like maupins.  It should be a great year in the UMAC
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on October 21, 2007, 01:53:09 am
If you want to catch some early D-3 action-Northwestern is scrimmaging at St. John's on the 1st at 5:30 and at Olaf on the 9th at 7:00.

It's great to see some UMAC discussion on here!  I agree with everything positive that was said about Northwestern! ;D
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWRF on October 22, 2007, 01:05:10 pm
I am the play-by-pay voice for UWRF mens basketball, but i have a few ties to this conference so ill be checking in quite a bit. 

-My cousin will be a freshman at Northland (Zeb Woiak).

-Played against Eric Dalbey (UM- Morris) 35+ times in my life.


Hope you all have a great year.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on October 22, 2007, 07:59:26 pm
I am the play-by-pay voice for UWRF mens basketball, but i have a few ties to this conference so ill be checking in quite a bit. 

-My cousin will be a freshman at Northland (Zeb Woiak).

-Played against Eric Dalbey (UM- Morris) 35+ times in my life.


Hope you all have a great year.

  Hey hows it going?  How long have you been at UWRF doing play by play?  Also you have Crown coming your way this season, so afterthat game you have to get on here and give your honest opinion on what you thought about the game.  Also how does UWRF look for this year? Do yuor home games get crazy? Meaning a lot of fan support?

(modified by GS for formatting)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWRF on October 22, 2007, 10:15:33 pm
This will be my first season doing play-by-play for the falcon men. I was the womens announcer last year. So i dont know too much about the team.  This is my sophomore year at RF.  As far as the Crown game I will report back after that game.   Any info you guys have about Dalbey or Woiak through out the year would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 01, 2007, 10:42:57 pm
Well it has been a while since I posted something but the season is finally here.  It is time to stop doing all the talking and let the teams do the talking for everybody.  Has anyone went to any scrimmages?

Well I checked out Crown they played Rochester CC  I had a couple of buddies that play for Rochester, but anyways Crown held there own They won the first 2 sestions in the scrimmage the last 3rd period they ran out of wind.  I have to say Crown added a new guard that will help out Isaac a lot I think the confrence will have some trouble with this guy he is a juco trasfer but played really good.  Also they had a couple of 6'5 guys that looked pretty good one is athletic and can jump out the gym! but you can tell that he has a lot to learn about the game, I'm not sure what impact he will have but I know he will help out a lot on the boards.  The other big guy knows the game a lot but is young and still needs toget in better shape.  For 2 weeks of practice they looked good.  Last year Crown got killed by like 45 points against this same team.  I also heard a rumor that come 2nd semester Crown will have a 6'6 trasfer, 6'5 and adding another guard, plus they had another 4 spot player that did not play because of football he is the starting quarter back and will add alot to the team.  I know it is early but look out they might sneak up on some teams.  Rochester CC will have another good season like last year I think they only lost 5 or 6 games last year.  They already played in a tourney this year and went 2 n 3 plus they have been practcing since october 1st they looked good.  But being that Crown has 2 guards now in the backcourt thye can handle the pressure.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 02, 2007, 08:42:20 am
Hoop- thanks for the update...sounds like Coach High did a solid job recruiting and if the rumors are true and they are adding size, they could possibly make a run at the UMAC tourney come 2nd semester...I saw the Rochester boys play multiple times this summer and were impressed by their athleticism, if Crown hung tough with them then I would say they are probably one of the most athletic teams in the UMAC (along with NWC and probably Bethany Lutheran)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 02, 2007, 10:39:02 am
You know I think you are right they might have one of the most athletic teams in the confrence but we can not forget Bethany Luthern they are all up and down action through out there games.  Yeah Coach High has done a great job so far, but I noticed that they also added and new up and coming coach by the name of Coach Ware, I asked a couple of people were he came from and they said he joined the staff half way through last year.  I think he is part of the reason that they are starting to bring in some more athletic guys, but hey with Coach High's X&O's and Coach Ware recruiting skills it makes a perfect relationship! I know it is early to hype this team up but all I have to say is that they are making positive steps in the right direction. Will see what the future has to offer.  If anyone else has any updates lets start talking UMAC Ball!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 02, 2007, 10:56:56 am
Hoop- that's a great comment about how different coaches are good at different aspects of coaching...very rarely do you find a coach who is good with the x's and o's, as well as player development, recruiting, etc...if a team has a head coach who can focus on the team's strategy and feels comfortable letting his assistants do the bulk of the recruiting is a great asset...if Ware is as good of a recruiter as you've heard they might start securing commitments from players who may have gone to Bethel or Northwestern in the past...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on November 02, 2007, 12:22:49 pm
Well it has been a while since I posted something but the season is finally here.  It is time to stop doing all the talking and let the teams do the talking for everybody.  Has anyone went to any scrimmages?

Well I checked out Crown they played Rochester CC  I had a couple of buddies that play for Rochester, but anyways Crown held there own They won the first 2 sestions in the scrimmage the last 3rd period they ran out of wind.  I have to say Crown added a new guard that will help out Isaac a lot I think the confrence will have some trouble with this guy he is a juco trasfer but played really good.  Also they had a couple of 6'5 guys that looked pretty good one is athletic and can jump out the gym! but you can tell that he has a lot to learn about the game, I'm not sure what impact he will have but I know he will help out a lot on the boards.  The other big guy knows the game a lot but is young and still needs toget in better shape.  For 2 weeks of practice they looked good.  Last year Crown got killed by like 45 points against this same team.  I also heard a rumor that come 2nd semester Crown will have a 6'6 trasfer, 6'5 and adding another guard, plus they had another 4 spot player that did not play because of football he is the starting quarter back and will add alot to the team.  I know it is early but look out they might sneak up on some teams.  Rochester CC will have another good season like last year I think they only lost 5 or 6 games last year.  They already played in a tourney this year and went 2 n 3 plus they have been practcing since october 1st they looked good.  But being that Crown has 2 guards now in the backcourt thye can handle the pressure.
Hoops,
My good buddy is actually one of the assistants at RCC, so I came out with a friend to watch the scrimmage last night. You have got to be joking, Crown got beat up on the boards badly and they have absolutely no post presence at all. I must say the guard-combo, with Hale leading the way and Kirkpatrick and the new recruit (a Lefty who plays very aggressive) well be fun to watch this season. Even if they have one new recruit and some transfers for 2nd semester you've got to remember that the tops teams in the UMAC have been playing together and they know what it takes to win/Crown doesn't. This is a program that has won 2 or 3 conference games altogether in the last two seasons combined; it takes time to build a winning and successful program. They might finish as high as 6th but that’s it (be realistic)...what would make you think they can contend?? You think they can split games with Northwestern, Bethany, St. Scholastica, Morris or Presentation (not a chance)? I might seem a little hard on Crown but you cannot build a program overnight. Hoops, to answer your question I graduated from Northwestern a long, long time ago…lol. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 02, 2007, 09:31:49 pm
You make great points,  we will just have to see how things play its self out.  Nothing is guranteed at all thats why they play the games so we will see what happens.  How long has your buddy coached at Rochester? Does he like it out in the city of Rochester?  Are you planning on going to any of the Crown games this year? or any games for that matter?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 08, 2007, 09:31:29 pm
Here goes the updated preseason rankings from the UMAC, I guess all we can do is sit back and watch what happens! Let the season begin.




UPPER MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 8, 2007 -- Northwestern College, the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) champion in 2006-07, was ranked first in the conference men’s basketball pre-season coaches poll. Northwestern received seven first-place votes to go along with their 49 points. The Eagles finished the 2006-07 with a 12-2 record in the UMAC, and returns all five of its starters from a year ago.
Following Northwestern is Bethany Lutheran College, who ranked second in the pre-season poll with 42 points, and the College of St. Scholastica, coming in third with 38 points. The Vikings, who went 11-3 in UMAC play last season, received one first-place vote in the poll. St. Scholastica was 9-5 against conference opponents in 2006-07, led by point guard Will Maupins, who was drafted by the CBA’s Great Falls Explorers after being named the UMAC’s Player of the Year.
After all eight UMAC schools begin their seasons next weekend, conference rotations will begin on January 11.
The complete results of the pre-season poll can be seen below.
SCHOOL
POINTS
1. Northwestern College 49 (7)
2. Bethany Lutheran College 42 (1)
3. College of St. Scholastica 38
4. Martin Luther College 25
5. Univ. of Minnesota-Morris 24
6. Presentation College 22
7. Northland College 16
8. Crown College 8
2007-2008 MEN’S BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON POLL
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 17, 2007, 01:47:41 am
big win for Morris over the Cobbers from Concordia...4 guys goin for double figures and the young guys playing well...Martin Luther also took Bethel down to the wire after leading at half...let's go UMAC!!!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 17, 2007, 11:23:08 am
That would have been huge if MLC took down Bethel.  The preseason # 5 in the UMAC takes down the preseason # 5 in the MIAC.  Phil Allen 21 points, 6 rebounds and Will Jensen 18 points, 8 rebounds.  What else happened in the MIAC?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 18, 2007, 12:46:51 am
UM-Morris falls to St Johns by 16 and Bethany Lutheran loses to Bethel by 7. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 18, 2007, 02:27:51 pm
Crown played in Chicago this past weekend and beat Moody the first night by 8 points they were up by 23 points at one point, being that they are a young team and still do not know how to win we might see Crown a lot loosing leads. They also played William and Penn a NAIA team that only lost 9 games last year they were really deep they avg 89 points a game this year coming in but Crown held them to 65 points but Crown also shot very poor so lost that game by 20 points.  Keep in mind Crown played with out two of their new players this weekend.  Just giving updates thats all.  I heard Northwestern played really good this past weekend agaisnt Jamestown.  Will see what Crown is talking about when they play Bethel after Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 18, 2007, 02:56:15 pm
on a positive note for Crown, firrt year forward perry blanks-neal scored in double figures in both games...if he can provide scoring from the post it should open up the outside from Kirkpatrick, Hale and others who will hopefully shoot better than 3-18 from beyond the arc like they did against William Penn...

for Bethany Lutheran Andy Wills almost posted a triple-double with 14 pts, 10 boards and 7 assists against a Mike Moberg-less Bethel team...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 20, 2007, 10:52:27 pm
UM Morris beats Bethel tonight by 10, the pre-season number one in the MIAC.  Just looked at the box score, it looks like Phil Allen had a HUGE game with 31 points and 6 rebounds....others to score for Morris:
Daniel Fragodt - 23 points 9 rebounds
Eric Dalbey - 20 points 6 rebounds
Will Jenson - 11 points 5 rebounds 3 assists and 5 steals
 

Bethel - Otterson and Madson had 25 points each.

Huge win for the cougers, now 2-1 against MIAC schools.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on November 21, 2007, 01:21:19 am
Huge win by Morris! thats so tight!  I'm glad the UMAC is making noise out here.  At the end of the day its all good when a UMAC team beats another team from a good confrence because that makes the UMAC look better.  I was at the Northwestern game tonight and watched them handle Augsburg.  They took the lead early and never looked back they won by 12 points are so.  They look really good! their players are so basketball smart, they are fun to watch.  What is up with Bethel? They lost to Morris, almost lost to Martin Luther, and Bethany Lutheren, whats next Will Crown play a good game agaisnt them?  Is the UMAC just getting better?  I hope so
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 21, 2007, 02:41:09 am
I think that UM-Morris is very underrated, they have some really good guards and Allen in the middle.  They are 2-1 against 3 good MIAC schools.  They are definitely better than their 5th pick in the polls.  What is the UMAC against MIAC this year then??
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 26, 2007, 02:43:47 pm
Carleton over Scholastica
Saint John's over Morris
Bethel over Bethany Lutheran and Martin Luther, loss to Morris
Concordia loss to Morris
Augsburg loss to NWC


UMAC is 3-4 vs the MIAC this year...however, the teams in the MIAC that the UMAC boys have played have a combined current record of 7-7 so we can't say much for that...Morris' win over Bethel was obviously huge and showed that the UMAC can play, but I would like to see how the teams fair the rest of the way against MIAC opponents...regardless of the records of the opposing MIAC teams I think that if the UMAC can come out with at least a .500 record it would really show the improving strength of the conference
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 27, 2007, 03:30:09 am
Carleton over Scholastica
Saint John's over Morris
Bethel over Bethany Lutheran and Martin Luther, loss to Morris
Concordia loss to Morris
Augsburg loss to NWC


UMAC is 3-4 vs the MIAC this year...however, the teams in the MIAC that the UMAC boys have played have a combined current record of 7-7 so we can't say much for that...Morris' win over Bethel was obviously huge and showed that the UMAC can play, but I would like to see how the teams fair the rest of the way against MIAC opponents...regardless of the records of the opposing MIAC teams I think that if the UMAC can come out with at least a .500 record it would really show the improving strength of the conference
If you want to do a bit of work looking up scores you might find it's been about even the last couple years, so I'm not sure the UMAC is actually improving relative to the MIAC.  Even crown managed to get a couple wins against augsburg and olaf a couple of years ago.  We'll have to wait and see if Bethany and Scholastica can reload after losing Maupins and Mayfield.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 27, 2007, 09:13:07 am
even? i don't think so...the past couple of years the UMAC has done the following against the MIAC (according to records on D3Hoops.com)

06/07- 5-13
05/06- 5-13

AO- do you think that 10-26 is about even?  I sure hope not...outside of NWC who is I believe 6-0 or 7-0 over the MIAC the last 2 years the rest of the conference has been terrible...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 27, 2007, 01:46:57 pm
try one more year back maybe?  I don't know, it seemed better than that..  Scholastica has had success in the past, and Bethany beat Gustavus last year.   I don't think you can count Crown's 3 MIAC losses last season as they didn't win a single UMAC game......It's also going to be tough for Presentation and Scholastica to beat Augsburg this year as they seem much improved--though looking at the NWC-Auggie score might make you think otherwise.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 27, 2007, 03:25:09 pm
I was high on Augsburg in the preseason, but they haven't won a game yet...they did play at least 1 NAIA team that's pretty solid out in Oregon, but you're right about the NWC game, I thought it would at least be a little closer...as far as beating Augsburg, I think Scholastica would have a better chance because they have bigs who can guard Sojala, I don't know if Presentation has a guy that could keep Sojala from getting a double double...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Drake Palmer on November 27, 2007, 06:04:00 pm
even? i don't think so...the past couple of years the UMAC has done the following against the MIAC (according to records on D3Hoops.com)

06/07- 5-13
05/06- 5-13

AO- do you think that 10-26 is about even?  I sure hope not...outside of NWC who is I believe 6-0 or 7-0 over the MIAC the last 2 years the rest of the conference has been terrible...

D3BO – today must be my day asking for help.  You said you found the inter-conference league stats between the UMAC & the MIAC somewhere else on the D3hoops site.  Did you just go to the UMAC league page on D3Hoops & manually tally the results, or did they have them listed in conference by conference comparison?  Thanks.

On another note, I watched the Augsburg & NW matchup several weeks ago.  The Dawgs are struggling right now, and as much as I hate to admit this, NW has got a lot to do with it.  I’ve watched Northwestern play the last 2-3 years and they could be an upper division team in the MIAC.  They’re that good.

Defensively, NW is difficult to guard as they do a really good job in their offense of moving the ball around.  If you try to cheat too much on Daniel Hanson or Anderstrom, one of the other players will make you pay.

The Dawgs are also struggling with their outside shot right now, & I think they’re blindly shooting treys at about the 12-13% mark.  Also, soph PG Jon Cassens seems to be struggling running the offense this early part of the season.  A ton of TOs & not from defensve pressure, but trying to make big plays when they're not available.  However, I do think Cassens & Augsburg are too good to struggle all season long.  Although starting out league play with a resurgent Carleton & Gustavus is probably not the way you want to open the conference portion of the schedule.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 27, 2007, 11:25:43 pm
Drake- I looked them up and tallied them manually...I think I got them all...unfortunately I couldn't go back further than 2 years because some teams don't have records dating back that far...

NWC could definitely be a top tier MIAC team...this year they are as good as anyone in the MIAC, and maybe the best D3 team in Minnesota...but unfortunately we will never get to see them play Bethel or UST or other perrennial MIAC powerhouses...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 28, 2007, 12:59:28 am
UMM took Mayville State all the way to the wire tonight, losing by 3.  UMM is for real, they have some talented kids who can put some points on the board.  The boxscore says that Morris was up most of the game, but they couldn't close it out.  Here is the boxscore:

notables - Phil Allen 17 points,  Will Jensen 15 points 9 rebounds, Eric Dalbey 9 points and 9 rebounds...

http://www.morris.umn.edu/athletics/mens/basketball/stats/MBB07-08/HTML/MBKMAYMM.HTM
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 28, 2007, 01:59:29 am
Drake- I looked them up and tallied them manually...I think I got them all...unfortunately I couldn't go back further than 2 years because some teams don't have records dating back that far...

NWC could definitely be a top tier MIAC team...this year they are as good as anyone in the MIAC, and maybe the best D3 team in Minnesota...but unfortunately we will never get to see them play Bethel or UST or other perrennial MIAC powerhouses...
The UMAC website (http://www.umacathletics.com/archives/mbasketball_archives_index.htm) lists most of the scores back to 02-03.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Drake Palmer on November 28, 2007, 08:27:18 am
...NWC could definitely be a top tier MIAC team...this year they are as good as anyone in the MIAC, and maybe the best D3 team in Minnesota...

whoa, whoa , whoa, I wouldn't go quite that far.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 28, 2007, 02:50:29 pm
...NWC could definitely be a top tier MIAC team...this year they are as good as anyone in the MIAC, and maybe the best D3 team in Minnesota...

whoa, whoa , whoa, I wouldn't go quite that far.  ::) ;D
When 5th place in UMAC Morris beats Bethel, No win Crown nearly does the same thing, 3rd place Bethany beats Gustavus and perennial 1st place Northwestern hasn't lost to a MIAC opponent in 3 years, it's pretty easy to make the case that Northwestern is maybe the best D3 in MN.  However, it comes down to just being a squabble on a message board as NWC isn't playoff eligible for another couple seasons.--
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 29, 2007, 11:11:39 pm
Crown beats Providence tonight 84-57...no box score yet
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 29, 2007, 11:19:29 pm
Northland gets shalacked by UMD 74-41...the Jacks get 13 from Cannata and 9 from Arneson
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 29, 2007, 11:33:37 pm
Morris loses a heartbreaker on the road to now 6-2 Jamestown College 99-96...no box score yet

looks like Morris has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket averaging 82.5 ppg through their first 5 games (2-3)...but they have also had trouble defending, giving up an average of 85.8 ppg...

to Morris' credit they have played some good teams that can shoot the rock (SJU, Bethel and Jamestown)...probably the only teams in the UMAC that could run with the Cougs on a good shooting night are NWC and Bethany Lutheran...

UMM has a very tough non-conference schedule left...they host Jamestown in a rematch on Saturday, then are off for a week before opening up UMAC play at Presentation on the 8th, followed by a return game hosting the Johnnies on the 12th before ending the fall break on the road at Crookston on the 14th...after the break they host North Central on Jan. 5th, and then hit the road to end non-conference play by taking on current 7-1 Valley City State who disposed of Presentation 77-58 on Tuesday...they are also at North Central on Feb. 4th

I was higher on Presentation in the preseason, and even though I'm not giving up on them yet...I am leaning towards slotting Morris in at the #3 spot in the UMAC and possibly the #2 spot depending upon how Bethany plays...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on November 30, 2007, 02:30:55 am
Morris loses a heartbreaker on the road to now 6-2 Jamestown College 99-96...no box score yet

looks like Morris has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket averaging 82.5 ppg through their first 5 games (2-3)...but they have also had trouble defending, giving up an average of 85.8 ppg...

to Morris' credit they have played some good teams that can shoot the rock (SJU, Bethel and Jamestown)...probably the only teams in the UMAC that could run with the Cougs on a good shooting night are NWC and Bethany Lutheran...

UMM has a very t

ough non-conference schedule left...they host Jamestown in a rematch on Saturday, then are off for a week before opening up UMAC play at Presentation on the 8th, followed by a return game hosting the Johnnies on the 12th before ending the fall break on the road at Crookston on the 14th...after the break they host North Central on Jan. 5th, and then hit the road to end non-conference play by taking on current 7-1 Valley City State who disposed of Presentation 77-58 on Tuesday...they are also at North Central on Feb. 4th

I was higher on Presentation in the preseason, and even though I'm not giving up on them yet...I am leaning towards slotting Morris in at the #3 spot in the UMAC and possibly the #2 spot depending upon how Bethany plays...


Man I just saw that on the UMM page, no box score up yet.  What is up with Morris not being able to close out these NAIA schools.  Jamestown came out of the pre-season rankings # 8 in the nation and Mayville State was on the others receiving votes.  Here is the link:

http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl-div2/spec-rel/103107aab.html

I was trying to be nosy so I went on to Jamestown's page to find the box score, no luck but I did find out that Jamestown beat NWC by 9 (I think).  I really think that UMM is going to battle for the top spot with NWC.  They could very easily be 4-1 rather than 2-3 against all SOLID MIAC or NAIA schools. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 30, 2007, 09:38:27 pm
NWC gets clipped this afternoon by Davenport at the Judson tourney...22 for Anderstrom and 18 for Daniel Hanson...Steve Hanson added 9 and 6 boards
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on November 30, 2007, 09:38:58 pm
forgot the score...oops!

Davenport 75 NWC 74
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on December 01, 2007, 06:26:01 pm
UMM beats Jamestown in overtime tonight, Allen has 28 points and Fragodt chips in 14 in the win.  As I said before JC was ranked #9  NAIA D2 in the nation. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 02, 2007, 02:48:55 pm
Crown beats Trinity @ Trinity 87 to 68.  Crown was down by 11 points in the second half and then took the lead they was up by 29 at one point. Isaac H lead the team on the comeback with 19 points 7 rebounds and 4 assist.  I heard Steve H the other guard was in early foul trouble but also provided 18 points and 13 rebounds all in the 2nd half.  Crown host NW next saturday, I'm going to just say it, I'm expecting an upset!!! yes I said it we will just see , this is why they play the game!  I must say Morris is sounding really scarey right now with their tough scedule and scoring a lot of points.  I think the UMAC is a really good league this year all around.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 03, 2007, 03:05:57 pm
Crown beats Trinity @ Trinity 87 to 68.  Crown was down by 11 points in the second half and then took the lead they was up by 29 at one point. Isaac H lead the team on the comeback with 19 points 7 rebounds and 4 assist.  I heard Steve H the other guard was in early foul trouble but also provided 18 points and 13 rebounds all in the 2nd half.  Crown host NW next saturday, I'm going to just say it, I'm expecting an upset!!! yes I said it we will just see , this is why they play the game!  I must say Morris is sounding really scarey right now with their tough scedule and scoring a lot of points.  I think the UMAC is a really good league this year all around.
You do know that the Trinity they beat was Trinity Bible, correct?  If Crown gets hot from outside, sure anything can happen, but this is the same team that won zero UMAC games last year plus Harris.  It would be fun to see Crown get a little more competitive in the league this year.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 03, 2007, 05:34:06 pm
AO-  you keep citing the fact that Crown won zero games last year...granted, I would like to see them beat a Bethel or someone a little better than Trinity, but a W is a W that they might not have gotten last year...a couple years ago there was a school out of Buffalo, NY named Medaille...in the 04-05 campaign they were 0-25 (worse than Crown last year) but last year they were up to 11 wins...what happend last year happened last year...it's a fact to note, but not something that you can put all your marbles into one basket on...players and teams improve, and a guy of Harris' caliber can definitely help a mediocre team win 2-3 more games than they might otherwise....will they beat NWC??? doubtful, but it would be nice to see references from this year as to why they won't be NWC like for instance the fact that they were down by 11early in the second half to a mediocre Trinity team before getting Trinity's top guys into foul trouble and hitting like they were shooting everything into the ocean...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on December 03, 2007, 08:37:44 pm
I have not seen any UMAC teams play yet this year, but here is how I see it shaking out now after seeing some box scores:

1) Northwestern - Too much fire power Discher, Hanson Bros, Strelecki, and Anderstrom.
2) UM-Morris - Allen, Dalbey, and Jensen are going to be tough for any team to stop.
3) Scholastica - Athletic talented team (Zubke and Schmitz) but may not be disciplined enough to beat a Morris or NWC.
4) Bethany Lutheran - Sure Wills is tough, but who else to they honestly have?  Priem and Saffert?
5) Presentation College - They have a lot of players back (from what I have heard), hopefully they can get some UMAC W's.
6) MLC - Nass and Schwartz form a nice duo, but they do not have much after that.
7) Northland College - Aarneson can score, but that is all they really have.
8)Crown College - I could see them winning a few conference games and batteling for 6-7 but for now here is where they belong.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 03, 2007, 11:15:42 pm
I agree with most of your picks Matt...but I would switch Bethany and Scholastica...Wills and Saffert are tough...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 03, 2007, 11:56:41 pm
People forget that Presentation only beat Trinity bible by 10 points at home! Trinity had the lead by 4 with 2 mins to go and then the refs started calling things and put presentation on the line!  By the looks of that anything can happen this year.  Thats why we play the game! I'm calling Crown beats NW!! Get Your Popcorn Ready @ Crown 5pm
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on December 04, 2007, 12:26:59 am
People forget that Presentation only beat Trinity bible by 10 points at home! Trinity had the lead by 4 with 2 mins to go and then the refs started calling things and put presentation on the line!  By the looks of that anything can happen this year.  Thats why we play the game! I'm calling Crown beats NW!! Get Your Popcorn Ready @ Crown 5pm

If you put stock into that then you could also say that NWC lost to Jamestown by 10 or whatever and Morris beat Jamestown, so.....is Morris better?  No. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 04, 2007, 09:06:42 am
Lets get things straight, first Morris split with Jamestown, I'm pretty sure if NWC played two games with Jamestown then they would also split.  2nd Morris is playing good basketball right now and seem to be the most dominant team in the conf so far! (notice I said so far) All I'm saying is that everyone should not get so caught up in the rankings and last years stats and last years record.  No one cares what you did last year, last month or last week, all that matters is the present.  And that is why I say we never know what will happen ( Thats why they play the game!)  I just feel that any team in the UMAC can be beat at anytime by a team in the UMAC this year is going to be a good and exciting season.


So is anyone going to goto any UMAC game this saturday?  They start this weekend.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 08, 2007, 05:09:43 pm
conference play begins today...I've got

Morris beating Presentation, at PC
NWC beating Crown, at Crown
Bethany Lutheran over Martin Luther at home
Scholastica over Northland, at Northland

good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 08, 2007, 08:09:57 pm
while looking at rosters I noticed that Perry Blanks-Neal is no longer listed on the Crown roster...he scored in double figures in their first 2 games in Chicago, but hadn't played since...and he isn't in their team picture on the Web site...does anyone have any info on this situation?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 08, 2007, 08:12:40 pm
D3baller the update on that Perry guy is that he could not cut it in school and had horrible grades so the coaching staff sent him home.  Rumor has it that they have another post player ready to go second semester, but you never know how true that is.  But we will see.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 08, 2007, 08:17:58 pm
Update on Crown game  NWC won 74 to 62, it was a good game.   It really could have been an 8 point game or so but free throws at the end pushed the score up.  D Hansen had 15 points and 10 boards.  Crown was in the game but just got out boarded like 50 to 22 so that hurt them alot!  But I have to say it was a tough night for the Harris kid it was not the D he just missed some shots but he had 26 points but shot poor from the field and Isaac H had 15 points, NWC played good D on the rest of the guys and early foul trouble played a huge factor for Crown.  Hey at the end NWC is a very good team and they got the Win! thats all that matters.  But I also have to say with Harris, and Issac the cronf better look out! Will see how things play out after the break.

Does anyone have any updates on the other games?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on December 08, 2007, 10:15:18 pm
Hey Hoops,
I was at the Crown and NWC game, and NWC basically won the game on the boards and from the foul line (30 free throw attempts to Crown's 11)...Up front NWC was just too much for Crown...I must admit that the backcourt of Harris and Hale might be the best in the UMAC (they had their way against NWC guards and that is difficult to do)...but with no help from the others they will struggle again this season (especially aganist teams with solid post play)...Where did the kid Harris come from? Hale has improved his jumpshot and overall game all together he looked very solid running the show for the Storm...But once again the balanced attack that NWC has is just way too much for the UMAC conference...maybe they should consider the MIAC? They have at least 3-5 players who should make all-conference and the player of the year in Dan Hanson
Update on Crown game  NWC won 74 to 62, it was a good game.   It really could have been an 8 point game or so but free throws at the end pushed the score up.  D Hansen had 15 points and 10 boards.  Crown was in the game but just got out boarded like 50 to 22 so that hurt them alot!  But I have to say it was a tough night for the Harris kid it was not the D he just missed some shots but he had 26 points but shot poor from the field and Isaac H had 15 points, NWC played good D on the rest of the guys and early foul trouble played a huge factor for Crown.  Hey at the end NWC is a very good team and they got the Win! thats all that matters.  But I also have to say with Harris, and Issac the cronf better look out! Will see how things play out after the break.

Does anyone have any updates on the other games?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 09, 2007, 12:05:39 am
FormerUmac, I like your observation you brought up some good facts.  But I have to say to say NWC would be good in the miac is jumping the gun.  I mean this year they would be very good in that conf but people for get next year they loose their whole starting 5 and the guys on the bench are going to have to grow together just like the group they have now.  But it will take a while for them to jell like the group they have now.  The only player back will be lil Hanson and he will need a lot of help next year. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 09, 2007, 04:39:06 am
Morris takes down PC in Aberdeen 76-61...Will Jensen with 26 and 15...if Morris continues to board as well as they have they could definitely cause problems for NWC
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on December 09, 2007, 02:31:25 pm
Morris takes down PC in Aberdeen 76-61...Will Jensen with 26 and 15...if Morris continues to board as well as they have they could definitely cause problems for NWC

Beat me too it.  Allen chipped in with 20 points.  Scholastica over Northland by 9, Zubke 17 pts and 7 rebounds and Aarneson also had 17 I think.  Anybody have the score for the MLC/Bethany game? 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on December 09, 2007, 02:50:03 pm
Bethany Lutheran 66 and Martin Luther 62...Bethany shot 35% for the game but they attempted 27 free throws to Martin Luther's 12...Rosin 19points 7boards and Wills chipped in 12 for Bethany...Luther was lead by Nass with 14 and Holzhueter with 12...So it looks like NWC, Morris and Scholastica are the top three teams with the fourth spot open...but more than likely it will be Bethany or Martin Luther

Morris takes down PC in Aberdeen 76-61...Will Jensen with 26 and 15...if Morris continues to board as well as they have they could definitely cause problems for NWC

Beat me too it.  Allen chipped in with 20 points.  Scholastica over Northland by 9, Zubke 17 pts and 7 rebounds and Aarneson also had 17 I think.  Anybody have the score for the MLC/Bethany game? 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: formerUMACplayer on December 09, 2007, 02:58:37 pm
Hoops, First off NWC has a solid program-they have a very solid JV squad each year and also these young guys are learning the system...with the younger Hanson plus when Discher fully recovers thats a solid core to build around...Discher might just be the best guard in the UMAC when healthy...NWC will compete in the UMAC each year cause the conference is not deep...Presentation, Northland and Crown cannot compete with the top teams in the UMAC
FormerUmac, I like your observation you brought up some good facts.  But I have to say to say NWC would be good in the miac is jumping the gun.  I mean this year they would be very good in that conf but people for get next year they loose their whole starting 5 and the guys on the bench are going to have to grow together just like the group they have now.  But it will take a while for them to jell like the group they have now.  The only player back will be lil Hanson and he will need a lot of help next year. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 09, 2007, 03:31:53 pm
We will see about that?  That jv team is not that good, and no one is doubting that they do not have a great program there.  But next season will be diffrent trust me on that.  But this year they have a great team and should win the UMAC.  As far as the bottom teams in the UMAC they will not always be at the bottom of the conf, things change year to year season to season. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 09, 2007, 03:37:02 pm
teams do change from year to year, and not to look towards next year, but I would look for the top 4 teams next year to be, in no particular order...Bethany Lutheran, NWC, Morris and Presentation...I know I am going out on a limb with PC, but they will have a majority of their team returning next year and if Sevareid can do even half of the recruiting he did while at Jamestown the Saints will be in good shape...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 09, 2007, 07:17:05 pm
My guys (NWC) aren't playing well and we're still winning games.  Obviously injuries to Discher and Gonsior are going to hurt, but if you look at the shooting percentages and the lack of assists, there is big room for improvement down the stretch.

I'm anxious to see how Morris looks in person as they've had some great games to start off the year.  I'm surprised Northland got as close to Scholastica as they did.  Northland's got a lot of fight, but I don't think they have the guns this year to stay with most teams (maybe even crown). 

on another note--potential future UMAC team North Central gives up the national single game assist record to Grinnell.  34 assists for the coach's kid.  unbelievable.  and Northwestern only gets 3 the entire game against Crown?  Maybe it's the statisticians...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 09, 2007, 07:32:46 pm
Lol yeah the stats seem kind of off, I heard the Crown stats are off at times, and I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO GO WATCH THE GRINNEL TAPE AND MAKE SURE THOSE STATS ARE RIGHT! BUT IF SO THATS A NICE RECORD.  NORTH CENTRAL DOES NOT LOOK GOOD THIS YEAR THIS ONLY HAVE ONE PLAY THAT THEY RUN AND THERE NOT LIKE LAST YEARS TEAM WHICH WAS ALL UP AND DOWN AND TRYING TO SCORE A LOT OF POINTS.  NWC IS PLAYING OK RIGHT NOW I AGREE THAT THEY HAVE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT AND WILL WIN THE CONF THIS YEAR.  THERE GOOD THATS JUST THE BOTTOM LINE.  IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE UMAC SHAPES UP COME MID JAN.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 09, 2007, 07:43:36 pm
I can't wait to see NWC play a good team...so far the only good team they have played is Jamestown, who has lost a couple times in the past couple weeks, including a game to Morris...Dec. 29 at home against Macalester and Jan. 2 at Hamline will be good tests to show where the Eagles are at...hopefully Discher and Gonsior will be back by then so we can see a full-strength Eagles team
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 10, 2007, 10:28:47 pm
Martin Luther gets on big win on the road in Northfield against the Oles...Olaf is only 3-6 I think, but they are a very solid team...congrats to MLC for a solid win...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 11, 2007, 04:40:01 pm
with MLC's win every UMAC team now has at least 1 win...overall record is still only 19-29...but better than last year at this time...and with the win over the Oles I think the UMAC and MIAC are tied at 4 in head to head matchups (but i'll have to check that)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 11, 2007, 05:50:04 pm
The UMAC is 4-6 versus the MIAC thus far.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 12, 2007, 10:27:57 pm
Morris gets hammered by SJU tonight 81-65 and Bethany falls at Gustavus 88-76...Morris was up 42-35 at half and Bethany was tied with GAC at 41 at the half...the UMAC boys gotta finish out these games...I think this is where the the MIAC shows they have better overall talent and where they show their strength over the UMAC...UMAC's almost there though...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on December 12, 2007, 10:29:24 pm
The UMAC is 4-6 versus the MIAC thus far.

Now 4-8, Bethany loses to the Gusties by 8 with no box score yet.  Morris loses to SJU by 14 I think.  Jensen 20 points and Allen 19.  The boxscore says that Morris was up at halftime by 8 and was up for the most of the game, seems to be the trouble with Morris not being able to close out games.  Same with BLC, they have had some close losses. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 12, 2007, 10:38:55 pm
But the UMAC is 1-1 on the night against the WIAC as Northwestern handles Superior 86-73, while Crown gets smashed by River Falls 79-34.

3 double doubles for Northwestern against Superior (http://athletics.nwc.edu/newweb/mens_basketball/0708stats/NWCM08.HTM):
12 and 10 for Steve Hanson--without a monster dunk that was called a charge--he did have his knee at about throat level

Daniel Hanson with 23 and 10

Anderstrom with 24 and 13 on 10 of 11 shooting as well as getting 4 blocks

Strelecki finds his outside shooting touch: 5-7 from deep


Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 12, 2007, 10:59:57 pm
Crown shoots 25% from the floor tonight...YIKES!!!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWRF on December 12, 2007, 11:49:52 pm
RF defiantly wasnt going to let this one get away.  Crown is not very strong on either end, RF was able to do whatever they wanted.  No one on the crown roster really blew me away. Not much else to say just a case of one team being superior to the other.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 13, 2007, 10:20:25 am
Big Wins For The UMAC NWC, and MLK That is great to see.  On the other end I guess Crown took 4steps back! That is too bad, well maybe they can rebound from the poor performance and be ready to play after break.  I just want to see some competitive games this year.  Any games this saturday?  I know Crown Plays Central at Crown, but that is the only game that I know of, not sure how that game is going to turn out I heard Central is a pretty good team, and the way Crown played last night! lets just say HELP!!! Lol
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on December 15, 2007, 08:31:36 pm
Augsburg gets win #1 this year after getting by Scholastica today 84-72...pretty boring game from the sound of it...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoopology101 on December 25, 2007, 09:56:02 am
Happy Holidays to all my UMAC fans! Look forward to future conversations once UMAC play starts up in Jan
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on January 02, 2008, 12:31:22 pm
big day for the UMAC today with 2 games against the MIAC...NWC couldn't get by a pesky Mac team last game, but get a chance to redeem themselves today against Hamline...and Presentation hosts Augsburg, which should be a very interesting matchup...I will be at this game and will provide commentary afterwards...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: d3bballfollower on January 10, 2008, 01:13:57 pm
conference play starts back up tomorrow! the most interesting matchup of the night may be Martin Luther at Presentation (yikes)...how many teams will go 2-0?  how many will go 0-2?  who will start to assert themself as a top tier UMAC team?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on January 10, 2008, 05:35:15 pm
conference play starts back up tomorrow! the most interesting matchup of the night may be Martin Luther at Presentation (yikes)...how many teams will go 2-0?  how many will go 0-2?  who will start to assert themself as a top tier UMAC team?

NWC will go 2-0, although Scholastica could pull an upset on Friday.  That game and the Morris-BLC game will be interesting.  I feel that Morris will also go 2-0, they have too many scorers (Allen, Dalbey, Jensen) for BLC to handle.  I think Northland will 0-2 and so will Presentation. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 20, 2008, 12:08:08 am
Wow, a four way tie for 2nd place.  A coin flip and a possible play-in game?  Can anyone explain this?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Matt Carroll on February 20, 2008, 08:30:46 pm
Wow, a four way tie for 2nd place.  A coin flip and a possible play-in game?  Can anyone explain this?

per UMAC website, 1) Northwestern 2) Martin Luther 3) St Scholastica (won the coin flip) 4)  Bethany Lutheran/Minn-Morris (Play in game).  Basically every team except for MLC had everything tied (head to head, con. road win/losses) so hence the coin flip and play in game.  Predictions for 1st team and POY?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 24, 2008, 02:02:40 am
Great atmosphere tonight at the Ericksen.  Martin Luther had a very large student section which was probably louder than the Northwestern section, though they were outnumbered.  Towards the end when the score was getting tight it was as loud as I have ever heard in that gym.

Anderstrom was a beast in the final minutes blocking shots and scoring at will.  With all the momentum MLC was picking up towards the end of the game, a Knight win seemed almost inevitable until Mike turned it up.

Congrats to Martin Luther and all other UMAC teams on a great season!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: klomp44 on November 12, 2008, 11:04:07 pm
Northwestern plays at SMSU Friday. Any insight?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 14, 2008, 12:54:28 am
SMSU is looking very good while my guys are looking very small.  Maybe we can keep it close, who knows.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: petemcb on December 25, 2008, 06:02:34 pm
Found my way over here from, primarily, the CCIW board.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and what's the scoop on St. Scholastica this season?  They may end up playing Carthage next week at St. Norbert's.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: petemcb on December 29, 2008, 08:32:17 am
Found my way over here from, primarily, the CCIW board.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and what's the scoop on St. Scholastica this season?  They may end up playing Carthage next week at St. Norbert's.

Wow.  Hopefully, their team is more active than their fans........ :D
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 29, 2008, 07:20:45 pm
Scholastica should put up a good fight as they have some shooters, but I don't think the athletic ability is quite up to par. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UMACFAN on September 25, 2009, 03:24:59 pm
This year?  front runners?

1) Morris, they return Dalbey and Phil Allen and have a nice recruiting class.
2) Northwestern, they return Stephen Hanson and always have good recruiting classes.
3) SCC, they just flat out recruit the MCC and get studs in there.

The rest, who knows.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Gacman on December 14, 2009, 01:12:09 pm
What has happened to Bethany? Over the last four years, they have had some really talented players in their, just not alot of depth. I didn't see them play on Saturday against GAC, but who did they lose from last years team besides Wills that would cause them to be 0-9?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 13, 2010, 11:24:40 am
Thought I would blow the cobwebs off this board and mention that I am venturing down to New Ulm today to see Presentation at Martin Luther.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 13, 2010, 09:55:55 pm
Thought I would blow the cobwebs off this board and mention that I am venturing down to New Ulm today to see Presentation at Martin Luther.
Thanks for the bump, Pat, how was the game?  Is the Martin Luther student section still crazy during a down year for the Knights?   They're easily one of the best I've seen at this level when they're winning.  I'm sure the atmosphere in the gym probably got a boost from BockFest as well.

Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 14, 2010, 12:26:59 am
Actually, it was a good game -- Presentation jumped out 10-0 and 17-6 but Martin Luther went zone on them and Presentation couldn't hit from outside.

Student section was in good form, though I was told they were smaller in numbers than usual.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: DadofBashWarrior.. on November 30, 2010, 09:03:14 pm
So does anyone know anything about Greenville's basketball team?

What they have returning from last year...who they expect to be the top performers and maybe where they are expected to be in the conference...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on November 30, 2010, 09:41:36 pm
So does anyone know anything about Greenville's basketball team?

What they have returning from last year...who they expect to be the top performers and maybe where they are expected to be in the conference...
Wrong board, you could try the SLIAC board (http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?board=1476.0).
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on December 31, 2010, 03:16:10 am
Found some highlights (http://www.weau.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5429109&flvUri=&partnerclipid=) of Northwestern's win over Eau Claire tonight.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:22:43 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2011/02/02/ncaas-mens-regional-rankings/
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Drake Palmer on February 24, 2011, 04:35:05 pm
Phew, let's try knocking off a little dust & cobwebs out of this room.  :o :)

AO, if I can convince somebody to go with me, what time would you suggest I get over to Northwestern to check out the UMAC championship on Saturday night?

Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 24, 2011, 04:56:21 pm
Phew, let's try knocking off a little dust & cobwebs out of this room.  :o :)

AO, if I can convince somebody to go with me, what time would you suggest I get over to Northwestern to check out the UMAC championship on Saturday night?

It's a 7pm start with no women's game beforehand as the women's final is being played at Morris, and Morris doesn't typically bring a lot of fans, so I would say a sellout is unlikely.  Also, Northwestern was up 47-25 at the half last time these two squads played and a little apathy about seeing this matchup again may exist despite the first ever automatic berth in the NCAA era for the UMAC on the line.

If it's cold and you want to park in the closer lots and not walk the half mile from the new lot they created by tearing down the tennis courts you may want to get there by 6:30.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 26, 2011, 09:50:15 pm
Northwestern takes the UMAC tournament and the AQ 73-60 over Morris.   Your thoughts, Drake?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: scrapper on June 14, 2011, 10:33:35 pm
I noticed that Bethany Lutheran college's new basketball coach officially started yesterday. He took over for Rick Jedeloh.  He has a very impressive background.  Came from division I Florida Gulf Coast.  Brought their program from D-2 to D-1.  Very impressive record when they were a D-2 program.  Looks like a very good hire for Bethany.  Impressive for them to get a coach with previous D-1 and D-2 experience.  Wonder how he will do @ Bethany ?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: John Gleich on June 15, 2011, 03:54:15 pm
I noticed that Bethany Lutheran college's new basketball coach officially started yesterday. He took over for Rick Jedeloh.  He has a very impressive background.  Came from division I Florida Gulf Coast.  Brought their program from D-2 to D-1.  Very impressive record when they were a D-2 program.  Looks like a very good hire for Bethany.  Impressive for them to get a coach with previous D-1 and D-2 experience.  Wonder how he will do @ Bethany ?

I hope he does well... one of my former teammates at UWSP coached with him at FGCU... and though he was the only coach the school ever had, taking them from D-2 to D-1, as you said, they really didn't give him the tools to succeed... after he was let go, they increased his budget and staff.  Not a great way to treat a guy who's gotten you to where you are now!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 17, 2012, 06:36:21 pm
Quick video of Northwestern preparing for another UMAC title defense. (http://youtu.be/h6CTSUgcpKA)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Drake Palmer on February 27, 2012, 12:29:24 pm
Let's try another post and see if after 3 years, February 2010 we can get this page, page 10 to turn over to page 11.

Congrats Northwestern- it seems you all will need it taking on UW-Whitewater.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Just Bill on March 13, 2012, 12:36:35 pm
It would appear Northland's MBB coaching position is open:

http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs#/detail/4682906
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Hoops Junkie on March 20, 2012, 05:56:24 pm
Does anyone keep up with the teams in this league
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on March 20, 2012, 06:15:01 pm
Does anyone keep up with the teams in this league

AO.  But he has given up over here and chats on the MIAC board.  Perhaps you and he can resurrect the board! ;)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Just Bill on April 19, 2012, 05:24:08 pm
Quote
@WisBBYearbook 4:17pm via Web
Northland College has hired a men's basketball coach. Athletic director says info will go public on Monday.

Quote
@WisBBYearbook 4:20pm via Web
Northland College had narrowed search to Stu Engen, Bruce Wilson and Ron Jirsa. I believe Jirsa pulled out.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Just Bill on June 18, 2012, 04:56:38 pm
This was April 23...

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2012/04/engen-returns-to-division-iii

This was May 25...

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2012/06/engen-leaves-before-coaching-a-game
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: DMJSports on February 26, 2013, 01:00:35 pm
How come there is no activity on this board for the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference?  Nobody following Northwestern?

Here is an interesting look at how individuals impact a team's performance.  The following analysis is not based on individual stats, but compares team performance with individual players in and out of the lineup.  This is an objective analysis using actual data from every game played by Upper Midwest Athletic Conference teams this season.  Based on this comprehensive analysis, the following players are making the most positive impact on their respective team:

Bethany Lutheran: ALEX WELDON does a nice job of not only improving Bethany Lutheran's scoring rate by 10.8ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 3.5ppg - a net gain of 14.2ppg.    DEON WRIGHT (7.3ppg) and PATRICK GARVIN (5.8ppg) also make a strong positive impact.

Crown: ANTHONY DILORETO does a nice job of not only improving Crown's scoring rate by 10.1ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 5.3ppg - a net gain of 15.4ppg.    ANDY HARREL (7.6ppg) also makes a strong positive impact.

Martin Luther: AUSTIN EISENMANN does a nice job of not only improving Martin Luther's scoring rate by 4.7ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 1.7ppg - a net gain of 6.4ppg.    JOSH DANELL (5.8ppg) and LUKE ROTHE (5.1ppg) also make a strong positive impact.

Minnesota-Morris: TYLER PENDLETON speeds up the game and therefore improves Minnesota-Morris's scoring rate by 3.6ppg but also allows opponent scoring rate to increase by 3.0ppg - a net gain of 0.7ppg

North Central (Minn.): NATHAN ROEDER speeds up the game and therefore improves North Central (Minn.)'s scoring rate by 19.9ppg but also allows opponent scoring rate to increase by 10.6ppg - a net gain of 9.3ppg.    JORDAN HARRELL (8.2ppg) also makes a strong positive impact.

Northland: DILLON RIEHLE does a nice job of not only improving Northland's scoring rate by 1.4ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 7.0ppg - a net gain of 8.4ppg.    BEN WERNER (5.6ppg) also makes a strong positive impact.

Northwestern (Minn.): CALEB JANSON does a nice job of not only improving Northwestern (Minn.)'s scoring rate by 3.3ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 6.8ppg - a net gain of 10.1ppg

St. Scholastica: BRETT TESTER does a nice job of not only improving St. Scholastica's scoring rate by 12.5ppg but also reducing opponent scoring rate by 3.7ppg - a net gain of 16.1ppg.    TREVOR MORLOCK (15.4ppg), DEREK STEVE (10.2ppg) and JONAH DAHLMAN (6.1ppg) also make a strong positive impact.


On the lighter side, focusing on secondary goals (team stats other than the primary objective - outscoring opponents).  Following are players making the most positive impact in these areas:

Team scoring: having NATHAN ROEDER on the floor correlates to North Central (Minn.) increasing its scoring rate by 19.9 ppg compared to when ROEDER is on the bench.

Opponent scoring: having SHAI GRAY on the floor correlates to Northland decreasing opposition scoring rate by 8.8 ppg compared to when GRAY is on the bench.

Team field goal percentage: having JORDAN HARRELL on the floor correlates to North Central (Minn.) increasing its field goal percentage rate by 9.2 percentage points compared to when HARRELL is on the bench.  ANTHIJUAN BEEKS JR-Crown (8.4) also makes a strong positive impact.

Opponent field goal percentage: having DEREK PETERSON on the floor correlates to Bethany Lutheran decreasing opposition field goal percentage rate by 7.2 percentage points compared to when PETERSON is on the bench.  SHAI GRAY-Northland (6.5) also makes a strong positive impact.

Team made field goals: having JORDAN HARRELL on the floor correlates to North Central (Minn.) increasing its made field goals rate by 6.4 per game compared to when HARRELL is on the bench.  NATHAN ROEDER-North Central (Minn.) (5.8) also makes a strong positive impact.

Opponent made field goals: having SHAI GRAY on the floor correlates to Northland decreasing opposition made field goals rate by 4.4 per game compared to when GRAY is on the bench.  CALEB JANSON-Northwestern (Minn.) (4.1) also makes a strong positive impact.

Team offensive rebounds: having CALEB JANSON on the floor correlates to Northwestern (Minn.) increasing its offensive rebounds rate by 5.1 per game compared to when JANSON is on the bench.

Opponent offensive rebounds: having DEON WRIGHT on the floor correlates to Bethany Lutheran decreasing opposition offensive rebounds rate by 2.9 per game compared to when WRIGHT is on the bench.

Team turnovers: having ANTHONY DILORETO on the floor correlates to Crown decreasing its turnovers rate by 6.2 per game compared to when DILORETO is on the bench.

Opponent turnovers: having DANIEL PETKAU on the floor correlates to Northwestern (Minn.) increasing opposition turnovers rate by 3.2 per game compared to when PETKAU is on the bench.  ELLIS LIBBY-Northwestern (Minn.) (3.1), MICAH KOELPIN-Martin Luther (3.0) also make a strong positive impact.

Team steals: having TRUMAN SHETLER on the floor correlates to Crown increasing its steals rate by 3.2 per game compared to when SHETLER is on the bench.

Team assists: having ANTHIJUAN BEEKS JR on the floor correlates to Crown increasing its assists rate by 5.1 per game compared to when JR is on the bench.

Team defensive rebounds: having CALEB JANSON on the floor correlates to Northwestern (Minn.) increasing its defensive rebounds rate by 4.6 per game compared to when JANSON is on the bench.  NATHAN ROEDER-North Central (Minn.) (4.5) and LUKE ROTHE-Martin Luther (4.4) also make a strong positive impact.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: SJSUPhil on March 09, 2015, 04:43:34 am
Hello...any Crown College fans out there? Or am I alone on this island?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: billybobble on December 09, 2015, 10:31:15 am
Hello...any Crown College fans out there? Or am I alone on this island?
I guess you are on the island by yourself.  Go 'jackets!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 10, 2015, 11:43:19 am
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Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 10, 2016, 01:59:18 pm
Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/10/first-2016-regional-rankings-released-today/
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 24, 2016, 02:21:22 pm
Final public regional rankings are out: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/24/third-ncaa-regional-ranking/
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on May 09, 2016, 05:01:00 pm
List of recruits we know going to UMAC schools for 2016-2017

Northland
Brandon Gilbertson - 6'3" Forward (Clayton, WI - Clayton HS)
Benny Larry II - 6'1" Guard (St Paul, MN - Minnehaha Academy)

Northwestern
Cameron Hayes - 6'3" Guard (Cookeville, TN - Cookeville HS)
Brady Peterson - 6'3" Guard (Princeton, MN - Princeton HS)

Superior
Marques Jones Jr - 6'3" Forward (Duluth, MN - Denfeld HS)
Nik Keller - 6'6" Center (Blaine, MN - Coon Rapids HS)
Caleb Steinert - 5'9" Guard (Hermantown, MN - Hermantown HS)
Tyler Voight - 6'6" Forward (Mosinee, WI - Mosinee HS)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on June 06, 2016, 04:20:11 pm
Schedules out for 2016-2017 season so far

Martin Luther
http://mlcknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Northland
http://www.northlandcollegesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

Northwestern
http://unweagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

St. Scholastica
http://www.csssaints.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Finlandia (just for posting purposes), Morris, and North Central.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on June 20, 2016, 02:07:43 pm
Schedules out for 2016-2017 season so far

Martin Luther
http://mlcknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Northland
http://www.northlandcollegesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

Northwestern
http://unweagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

St. Scholastica
http://www.csssaints.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Finlandia (just for posting purposes), Morris, and North Central.

Finlandia
http://www.fulions.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on June 30, 2016, 05:38:56 pm
Schedules out for 2016-2017 season so far

Martin Luther
http://mlcknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Northland
http://www.northlandcollegesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

Northwestern
http://unweagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

St. Scholastica
http://www.csssaints.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Finlandia (just for posting purposes), Morris, and North Central.

Finlandia
http://www.fulions.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Bethany Lutheran
http://www.blcvikings.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Crown, Morris, and North Central
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on July 08, 2016, 10:56:38 pm
List of recruits we know going to UMAC schools for 2016-2017

Northland
Brandon Gilbertson - 6'3" Forward (Clayton, WI - Clayton HS)
Benny Larry II - 6'1" Guard (St Paul, MN - Minnehaha Academy)

Northwestern
Cameron Hayes - 6'3" Guard (Cookeville, TN - Cookeville HS)
Brady Peterson - 6'3" Guard (Princeton, MN - Princeton HS)

Superior
Marques Jones Jr - 6'3" Forward (Duluth, MN - Denfeld HS)
Nik Keller - 6'6" Center (Blaine, MN - Coon Rapids HS)
Caleb Steinert - 5'9" Guard (Hermantown, MN - Hermantown HS)
Tyler Voight - 6'6" Forward (Mosinee, WI - Mosinee HS)

Superior
Caleb Hedberg - 6'2" Guard (Solon Springs, WI - Solon Springs HS)
Devin Borstad - 6'6" Forward (Superior, WI - Superior HS)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on August 09, 2016, 02:00:34 pm
Schedules out for 2016-2017 season so far

Martin Luther
http://mlcknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Northland
http://www.northlandcollegesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

Northwestern
http://unweagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

St. Scholastica
http://www.csssaints.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Finlandia (just for posting purposes), Morris, and North Central.

Finlandia
http://www.fulions.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Bethany Lutheran
http://www.blcvikings.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Crown, Morris, and North Central

North Central
http://www.ncurams.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/schedule

Crown and Morris are the only two to not release their schedules yet.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on August 30, 2016, 08:53:39 pm
Schedules out for 2016-2017 season so far

Martin Luther
http://mlcknights.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Northland
http://www.northlandcollegesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

Northwestern
http://unweagles.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&

St. Scholastica
http://www.csssaints.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Finlandia (just for posting purposes), Morris, and North Central.

Finlandia
http://www.fulions.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Bethany Lutheran
http://www.blcvikings.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Still waiting on Crown, Morris, and North Central

North Central
http://www.ncurams.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/schedule

Crown and Morris are the only two to not release their schedules yet.

Crown
http://athletics.crown.edu/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Morris
http://ummcougars.org/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

All the teams have now posted their schedules for the upcoming season
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on August 31, 2016, 12:16:27 am
Returning players (averaged 6+ MPG last season)
*Returning starter

Bethany Lutheran (10-15, 8-8 UMAC)
*Brandyn Felix – SR – Forward – 18.8ppg and 6.2rpg
*Neil Eichten – JR – Guard – 11.3ppg and 1.8rpg
Zach Brandts – JR – Guard – 8.7ppg and 3.0rpg
Jarred Merchant – SO – Forward – 6.4ppg and 2.6rpg
*Brady Rose – JR – Guard – 5.9ppg and 5.5rpg
Austin Bauer – SO – Guard – 5.2ppg and 1.4rpg
Blake Lindstrom – SO – Guard – 4.6ppg and 1.9rpg
*Nate Chadderdon – JR – Center – 4.3ppg and 7.5rpg
Walker Froehling – JR – Guard – 2.4ppg and 1.8rpg
Jamar Kelly – SR – Forward – 1.6ppg and 1.4rpg

Crown (5-20, 4-12)
*Austin VanDerHeyden – JR – Forward – 17.4ppg and 9.8rpg
*James Brown – SR – Forward – 16.2ppg and 5.1rpg
*Seth Moan – SR – Guard – 13.6ppg and 3.1rpg
*Josh Volness – SO – Guard – 10.0ppg and 3.5rpg
*Tom Messner – SR – Forward – 7.8ppg and 2.5rpg
Garrett Bigej – SR – Guard – 3.4ppg and 2.4rpg
Breier Sanders – SR – Guard – 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg
Jordan Whitcomb – SR – Forward – 2.4ppg and 2.2rpg
Aiden Hayes – SO – Guard – 1.1ppg

Martin Luther (1-24, 1-15)
*TJ Babinec – SO – Guard – 15.8ppg and 3.5rpg
*Josh VonDeylen – JR – Guard – 4.3ppg and 4.8rpg
Nate Goelzer – SO – Guard – 1.7ppg and 1.4rpg
Zach Peterson – SR – Forward – 1.6ppg and 2.4rpg
Phil Bunkowske – SR – Guard – 1.4ppg

Morris (13-14, 9-7)
*CD Douglas – JR – Guard – 21.4ppg and 5.8rpg
*Tyler Ukkelberg – JR – Guard – 10.4ppg and 6.4rpg
*John Haseman – SR – Forward – 8.0ppg and 3.9rpg
Noah Grove – SO – Guard – 7.8ppg and 2.4rpg
Anthony Fisher – SR – Forward – 7.7ppg and 3.9rpg
*Dylan Erickson – JR – Guard – 7.6ppg and 3.2rpg
Jeremy Halverson – SO – Guard – 5.3ppg and 1.8rpg

North Central (16-14, 10-6)
*Travis Voight – JR – Guard – 16.8ppg and 4.5rpg
*Joel Cline – JR – Forward – 14.4ppg and 7.6rpg
*Jared High – SO – Forward – 12.7ppg and 4.3rpg
*Isaiah Rustad – SR – Forward – 11.5ppg and 4.9rpg
Hunter Roeder – JR – Forward – 4.2 ppg and 2.5rpg
Austin Bulthuis – SO – Forward – 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg

Northland (9-16, 7-9)
*Rijo Jackson – SR – Guard – 11.5ppg and 2.2rpg
*Dan Campion – SR – Guard – 8.3ppg and 3.6rpg
*Maverick Harris – SR – Forward – 7.5ppg and 2.4rpg
*Thomas Whiting – JR – Forward – 6.9ppg and 5.3rpg
Tyler Peterson – SR – Forward – 5.8ppg and 3.0rpg
Harrison Lucas – SR – Guard – 5.3ppg and 2.4rpg
Aaron Houle – SO – Guard – 4.3ppg
Nathan Nicholls – JR – Forward – 3.0ppg and 2.6rpg
Brandon Galland – SO – Guard – 3.0ppg and 1.6rpg

Northwestern (22-6, 12-4)
*Cody Sprenger – SR – Guard – 10.9ppg and 3.2rpg
*Porter Morrell – SR – Guard – 10.9ppg and 2.8rpg
*Will Gisler – SR – Forward – 10.5ppg and 6.5rpg
Clay Elrod – JR – Forward – 9.8ppg and 3.1rpg
Anderson Bazile Jr. – SO – Guard – 6.2ppg and 1.5rpg
Peter Maring – SR – Forward – 4.6ppg and 4.5rpg
Aaron Youngberg – SR – Forward – 3.4ppg and 2.6rpg
Caleb Hageman – SO – Guard – 2.4ppg and 1.3rpg

St. Scholastica (19-8, 13-3)
*Brandon Newman – SO – Guard – 11.8ppg and 4.4rpg
*Julius Johnson – SR – Guard – 9.6ppg, 4.4rpg, and 3.9apg
*Joe Stark – JR – Guard – 9.0ppg and 3.4rpg
*Zach Dahlman – JR – Forward – 7.0ppg and 4.0rpg
Kory Deadrick – JR – Forward – 6.4ppg and 3.6rpg
Marc Peterson – JR – Guard – 5.2ppg and 1.4rpg
Beau Howards – SR – Guard – 4.6ppg and 1.1rpg
Nate Weets – SO – Guard – 3.3ppg
Connor Gray – SO – Forward – 2.2ppg and 2.6rpg

Superior (12-14, 8-8)
*Nate Kalien - JR - Gaurd - 9.6ppg and 1.5rpg
Montroy Scott - SO - Guard - 9.3ppg and 2.7rpg
*Vid Milenkovic – JR – Forward – 8.5ppg and 5.8rpg
Andreas Preisler – JR – Forward – 2.5ppg and 1.3rpg
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on October 12, 2016, 03:21:23 pm
On paper sure looks like that the UMAC will be more competitive! I wonder how they will stack up against the MIAC...
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on November 15, 2016, 06:55:26 pm
First game tonight for seven of the teams!

7:00 - Bethany Luthern (10-15) @ Carleton (13-12)
7:00 - Saint Mary's (9-16) @ Martin Luther (1-24)
7:00 - Northland (9-16) @ Lakeland (13-12)
7:30 - Concordia (16-10) @ Morris (13-14)
7:30 - North Central (16-14) @ Macalester (4-21)
7:30 - Hamline (4-21) @ Northwestern (22-6)
8:00 - St. John's (19-8) @ Superior (12-14)

Looks like we have a mini UMAC/MIAC Challenge going on tonight!

*Records are from last season
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on November 15, 2016, 11:11:00 pm
Bethany Luthern 64 @ Carleton 84
Saint Mary's 84 @ Martin Luther 50
Northland 85 @ Lakeland 79
Concordia 70 @ Morris 71
North Central 70 @ Macalester 92
Hamline 88 @ Northwestern 78
St. John's 89 @ Superior 78

Rough start for the UMAC going 2-5 on the opening night
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on November 16, 2016, 01:09:40 pm
Big win from Morris at home over the Cobbs. I think that there should be a UMAC/MIAC challenge to open each season for bball. Each MIAC team always plays at least one UMAC team during the year, might as well organize something like that, would be quite fun!

Biggest surprise of the UMAC games was NW going down to Hamline at home. Wasn't expecting too much out of Hamline but I guess NW did graduate a lot form last year if I remeber correctly. What was your outlook for the eagles this year UWSAlum?

Looks like MIAC has the edge on the UMAC once again  ;)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on November 18, 2016, 11:12:24 am
The UMAC/MIAC Challenge would be cool, but they will probably never seriously consider it unfortunately...which is too bad!

Tonight's Games:
5:00 - St. Scholastica (0-0) vs. Blackburn (1-0) (at Carroll University)
6:00 - Northland (1-0) at Bemidji St. (0-3)
6:00 - Marantha Baptist (0-1) at Bethany Lutheran (0-1)
7:00 - Hamline (1-0) at Superior (0-1)
7:00 - Macalester (1-0) at Crown (0-0)
7:30 - Trinity Bible (1-3) at Northwestern (0-1)
7:30 - Central (1-0) at North Central (0-1)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on December 04, 2016, 07:23:51 pm
Standings after the first weekend of conference play

Northwestern (2-0)
Northland (2-0)
Bethany Lutheran (1-0)
North Central (1-1)
St. Scholastica (1-1)
Morris (0-1)
Martin Luther (0-1)
Crown (0-1)
Superior (0-2)

Finlandia went 0-2 losing to Crown and Morris
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on December 19, 2016, 06:16:18 pm
Standings heading into winter break

Northwestern - 6-3 (4-0)
Morris - 7-3 (3-1)
Northland - 5-6 (4-2)
Bethany Lutheran - 5-5 (3-2)
St. Scholastica - 5-5 (3-2)
Crown - 3-6 (2-2)
North Central - 3-6 (1-3)
Superior - 2-10 (1-4)
Martin Luther - 1-10 (0-5)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on February 19, 2017, 04:02:52 pm
UMAC Conference Tournament is all set up.

Quarterfinal
Monday, February 20, 2017

7:30 - (5) Morris (14-11) at (4) Northland (13-12)

Semifinals
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7:30 - (3) St. Scholastica (16-9) @ (2) Bethany Lutheran (17-8)
7:30 - Winner of Quaterfinal @ (1) Northwestern (18-7)

Championship
Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:30 - Winners of Semifinals games (@ Highest Remaining Seed)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on February 19, 2017, 08:55:12 pm
UMAC Conference Tournament is all set up.

Quarterfinal
Monday, February 20, 2017

7:30 - (5) Morris (14-11) at (4) Northland (13-12)

Semifinals
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7:30 - (3) St. Scholastica (16-9) @ (2) Bethany Lutheran (17-8)
7:30 - Winner of Quaterfinal @ (1) Northwestern (18-7)

Championship
Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:30 - Winners of Semifinals games (@ Highest Remaining Seed)

Who gets the AQ out of the UMAC in your opinion UWS? Northwestern?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on March 01, 2017, 12:34:08 am
UMAC All-Conference selections are in

http://umacathletics.com/news/2017/2/27/MBBALL_0227172111.aspx
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on March 03, 2017, 03:14:02 pm
Video on Will Gisler (http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/03/01/northwestern-basketball-ncaa-tournament/) and what he has battled through this year and why his senior year means so much!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: tomt4525 on April 25, 2017, 08:25:22 pm
Former Washburn(WI) and UM- Duluth Forward, Brant Schick, is transferring to UW-Superior.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on May 22, 2017, 06:27:22 pm
I know he appeared in 4 games this last season, but James Sukanen from Hurley, WI will be a sophomore at Morris next season. Sukanen is listed at 6'7" and originally committed to play at UW-Eau Claire coming out of high school. I don't think he ever attending anything at UWEC.

He scored 1,665 career points in his high school career at Hurley (not sure if these numbers are right coming off wissports.net, but it's what they have listed).
Freshman: 127 (9.8 PPG)
Sophomore: 151 (15.1 PPG)
Junior: 516 (20.6)
Senior: 581 (24.2)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on May 22, 2017, 11:19:30 pm
2017-2018 Schedules

Crown
http://athletics.crown.edu/schedule.aspx?schedule=88&path=mbball
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on June 07, 2017, 12:56:44 am
2017-2018 Schedules

Crown
http://athletics.crown.edu/schedule.aspx?schedule=88&path=mbball


Superior
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&schedule=96
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: billybobble on July 08, 2017, 10:23:33 pm
Former Washburn(WI) and UM- Duluth Forward, Brant Schick, is transferring to UW-Superior.

Good get; I heard that Rafael Monteiro was going to transfer. Hope not.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: UWSAlum on September 28, 2017, 12:58:33 pm
http://uwsyellowjackets.com/news/2017/9/28/greg-polkowski-named-interim-mens-basketball-coach.aspx?path=mbball
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on September 29, 2017, 10:20:56 am
For those who may not be aware, Polkowski was a finalist for the same Superior job in '12. He ended up at Eau Claire under Superior's former coach and he clearly was very important to that program's success. I did learn that UW-Lacrosse tried to acquire Polkowski's services as well, but he ultimately chose his alma mater and to return home.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 14, 2017, 03:09:21 pm
The fourth, and final, preseason podcast has been released. Dave chats with four coaches who have their own unique roads to their new jobs.
- Greg Polkowski, UW-Superior men's coach
- Pete Moran, John Carroll men's coach
- Casey Kushiyama, Puget Sound women's coach
- Kent Dernbach, UW-Lacrosse men's coach

You can find the podcast along with the previous four here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2017-18/preseason-podcasts

A reminder that Hoopsville returns for it's season debut on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM ET!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 21, 2018, 02:38:51 pm
The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their third set of rankings, and as expected, the Atlantic Region was among those getting shuffled. Here's the full list: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-third

(http://cdnak1.psbin.com/img/mw=600/mh=600/cr=n/d=4ima3/dinflo07zg1qa2ww.jpg)
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Mike Rejniak on March 12, 2018, 11:33:54 am
​Dear D3 Faithful ;D,
     I have read many of your posts throughout the years and even met some of you in person, but for those who I haven’t met, let me introduce myself: my name is Michael Rejniak and I have spent over 14 years coaching Division 3 basketball and love what our division has done and continues to do for  the sport of basketball. One of the greatest things about Division 3 basketball is the brotherhood that we all have with one another (coaches and players alike). My wish is to showcase the talents of D3 on a national stage in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).  You may have heard me speak about this on the Hoopsville Marathon with Dave McHugh of D3hoops.com (at the 6:11 mark). The TBT is a national tournament that is televised in July/August on ESPN after the NBA season is over. My goal is to put forth an all-star D3 team (current players are ineligible) and have them compete in this tournament to take on Former D1 / semi-pro's to prove that D3 deserves the same respect as other NCAA divisions. The team is mostly complete with former student-athletes from all over the country competing. Once the roster is complete we will be sure to release it through d3hoops. Former Babson College National Champion Matthew Droney '17 will also be assisting me on this journey.

How YOU can help our former elite D3 basketball players

While the end prize of this tournament is a monetary prize, being a D3-lifer, the goal is not the money (we all know that's not why we get into coaching), the goal is to bring an end to the stigma of Division 3 basketball, an awareness of how talented our student-athletes are and that we can compete (and win) against the best. We do need to raise funds for an entry fee, travel, meal and housing expenses for the athletes. In order to do this, we are conducting a crowd-funding campaign through GoFundMe to help make this a reality. These athletes need your support! Just think -- if every Division 3 school donated just $10, we will have raised over $4,000!!!! The link to the GoFundMe Page is below and please SPREAD THE WORD and email me with any questions/concerns at WeAreD3TBT@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support and Dave and I look forward to this "D3 Dream Team" taking the court this summer.-Mike Rejniak

Support "We Are D3" In The TBT
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Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on March 13, 2018, 10:36:54 am
Congrats to CD Douglas from UM-Morris who was named first team All-District by the NABC and first team All-Region by d3hoops.com!

http://www.d3hoops.com/awards/all-region/2017-18/west-men

He put up some stellar stats this season and had a great career as a Cougar!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on May 04, 2018, 11:01:03 pm
https://twitter.com/rieshaunsatar05/status/992565510461120513

big get for the Vikings... this dude can shoot and will probably be an immediate impact player for a team that loses a lot of production from their round of 32 team last year.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on November 10, 2018, 08:47:22 pm
Not sure if there are any UMAC fans out there paying attention, but Bethany Lutheran off to a big start taking down Carleton and Simpson to begin the season!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: billybobble on January 06, 2019, 02:21:17 pm
Crown looks tough. That is good for the UMAC overall.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 06, 2019, 04:20:38 pm
Here are the first rankings for the men this season: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/men-regional-rankings-first
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 13, 2019, 03:28:10 pm
The second week Regional Rankings have been released: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/men-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 20, 2019, 03:42:53 pm
The third public NCAA Division III regional rankings are out: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/men-regional-rankings-third
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on February 20, 2019, 05:18:14 pm
I see the semi-finals got postponed for tomorrow night due to the snow. AO (or any other UMAC lurkers), what are you expecting for the semis tomorrow and finals later in the week? Can your Eagles defend home court?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 20, 2019, 05:57:12 pm
I see the semi-finals got postponed for tomorrow night due to the snow. AO (or any other UMAC lurkers), what are you expecting for the semis-tonight and finals later in the week? Can your Eagles defend home court?
Maybe the snow won't stop and they'll just have to cancel the tournament and give us the AQ?   ;D We've won 13 in a row, but the final four teams are all talented and capable of winning tough games on the road.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 20, 2019, 11:21:16 pm
Can't remember who you root for, AO, but if the tourney was canceled ... the regular season champ would get the AQ. That's usually the back-up plan for all conferences.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on February 21, 2019, 09:48:03 am
Can't remember who you root for, AO, but if the tourney was canceled ... the regular season champ would get the AQ. That's usually the back-up plan for all conferences.
Northwestern.  The Roads look much better today.  Game On!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on February 28, 2019, 06:20:04 pm
AO, do you have a scouting report for the eagles? Excited to watch them tomorrow and want a little pre-game knowledge for the game. Haven’t been able to watch much UMAC this year, just vox score watching.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on March 01, 2019, 10:19:42 am
AO, do you have a scouting report for the eagles? Excited to watch them tomorrow and want a little pre-game knowledge for the game. Haven’t been able to watch much UMAC this year, just vox score watching.
8 different players have led us in scoring this year.  They can all shoot the 3.  I'm sure we'll probably bring a lot of help if Walford posts up.  We're definitely more comfortable playing high tempo this year, taking the first good look.  One of the more surprising things from Saturday's UMAC championship against Scholastica was the foul trouble we had,  we only average 14 fouls a game.  Should be a fun one tonight!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Bspratt2 on March 01, 2019, 11:51:26 pm
AO,
Congrats to your Eagles tonight. From my interactions you have a classy program and earned the W. The Eagles played fast, loose, and confident, and seemed primed for the upset from the drop. My Johnnies played tight and just off their game all night. That's not an excuse by any means, and it's an absolute credit to the players and fans. Who was the home team tonight? Anyway, best of luck tomorrow against UWO, I will be cheering for you. From what I saw in the earlier game, UWO is just on a different level with their length and athleticism, but I certainly hope it's a good game. Congrats Eagles!
From,
A humbled Johnnie
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: AO on March 02, 2019, 01:44:25 am
AO,
Congrats to your Eagles tonight. From my interactions you have a classy program and earned the W. The Eagles played fast, loose, and confident, and seemed primed for the upset from the drop. My Johnnies played tight and just off their game all night. That's not an excuse by any means, and it's an absolute credit to the players and fans. Who was the home team tonight? Anyway, best of luck tomorrow against UWO, I will be cheering for you. From what I saw in the earlier game, UWO is just on a different level with their length and athleticism, but I certainly hope it's a good game. Congrats Eagles!
From,
A humbled Johnnie
Thanks for the kind words.   Sometimes the shots just drop, but I still spent most of the 2nd half terrified that Stokman was going to heat up.  Losing Walford to some questionable calls was also tough for the Johnnies.  I hope we don't have to see you in the playoffs next year, there's a ton of talent coming back.  I'm much happier just playing our annual scrimmage.

As for Oshkosh they looked really good in the 10 minutes I saw.  I can see why people are picking them over Nebraska Wesleyan.  We'll definitely be missing our UMAC tourney MVP Brady Peterson tomorrow.   He suffered a knee injury that required surgery against Scholastica but was still able to finish that game somehow.  If we beat the Titans they might have to immediately update the greatest upsets of all time.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 02, 2019, 02:09:47 am
That feature is first round upsets but that hypothetical win would definitely belong on a list somewhere!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on October 30, 2019, 02:29:43 pm
2019-20 UMAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

1. Bethany Lutheran - 62 points (6 First Place Votes)
2. Northwestern - 59 points (3 First Place Vote)
3. St. Scholastica - 49 points
4. Crown - 44 points
5. Wisconsin-Superior - 33 points
T6. Minnesota Morris - 22 points
T6. Northland - 22 points
8. North Central - 20 points
9. Martin Luther - 13 points
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 30, 2019, 04:21:34 pm
2019-20 UMAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

1. Bethany Lutheran - 62 points (6 First Place Votes)
2. Northwestern - 59 points (3 First Place Vote)
3. St. Scholastica - 49 points
4. Crown - 44 points
5. Wisconsin-Superior - 33 points
T6. Minnesota Morris - 22 points
T6. Northland - 22 points
8. North Central - 20 points
9. Martin Luther - 13 points

Some pretty big gaps there. 4 to 5 and then 5 to 6.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on October 30, 2019, 04:44:03 pm
2019-20 UMAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

1. Bethany Lutheran - 62 points (6 First Place Votes)
2. Northwestern - 59 points (3 First Place Vote)
3. St. Scholastica - 49 points
4. Crown - 44 points
5. Wisconsin-Superior - 33 points
T6. Minnesota Morris - 22 points
T6. Northland - 22 points
8. North Central - 20 points
9. Martin Luther - 13 points

Some pretty big gaps there. 4 to 5 and then 5 to 6.

Bethany Lutheran has build a nice little program there in Mankato. I haven't looked at any other rosters yet, but BLC returns Cire Mayfield and Trenton Krueger who were their leading scorer a year ago. HC Matt Fletcher has some strong ties in AAU and youth programs in Minnesota and seems to keep adding talent every year. They missed the tournament last year, but don't forget 2 seasons ago they knocked off St. John's in their house in the tournament.     
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 08, 2019, 10:33:35 am
Northwestern and North Central host NACC foes MSOE and Wisconsin Lutheran in a pair of games each. Northwestern plays MSOE tonight in a matchup of conference winners from last season and plays Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday. North Central is vice versa.

Bethany Lutheran hosts what should be one of the better team in the ARC this season in Simpson. Should be an excellent game.

St. Scholastica hosts UW-EC in what is probably a very stiff challenge out of the gate.

Crown hosts Bethel tomorrow. Player of the year Tim Wendel returns for Crown, interested to see how much help he has this season. Tough game to start the season.

Wisconsin-Superior is hosting a tournament this weekend and plays Marian tonight, the other game is St. John's and Nebraska Wesleyan. Wisconsin-Superior will play one of those two on Saturday.

Minnesota-Morris visits Concordia-Moorhead tonight.

Northland is on the road for two, playing Macalester tonight and Bemidji State tomorrow.

Martin Luther doesn't open until next weekend.

Just a little 'dull' rundown of the UMAC weekend games. No conversation here like what is going on at the MIAC football board where those sophisticated renaissance gentlemen are having deep conversations about,
Beer
Fishing- Ice, Lake, River (also known as fly fishing)
Movie Trivia
Presidential assassins of the 19th & 20th century
Murderous dictators
Religious cult leaders
UST students daddy's cars
UST female students low moral standards
Soybean & corn harvest in Minnesota & central Iowa
Hair Bands of the 80's
Tailgating
Fruitcake
Homemade beer, wine, cider, moonshine
And many more that they just can't think of currently.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 08, 2019, 02:48:52 pm
LOL. Obviously all important topics.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on November 08, 2019, 02:57:03 pm
Northwestern and North Central host NACC foes MSOE and Wisconsin Lutheran in a pair of games each. Northwestern plays MSOE tonight in a matchup of conference winners from last season and plays Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday. North Central is vice versa.

Bethany Lutheran hosts what should be one of the better team in the ARC this season in Simpson. Should be an excellent game.

St. Scholastica hosts UW-EC in what is probably a very stiff challenge out of the gate.

Crown hosts Bethel tomorrow. Player of the year Tim Wendel returns for Crown, interested to see how much help he has this season. Tough game to start the season.

Wisconsin-Superior is hosting a tournament this weekend and plays Marian tonight, the other game is St. John's and Nebraska Wesleyan. Wisconsin-Superior will play one of those two on Saturday.

Minnesota-Morris visits Concordia-Moorhead tonight.

Northland is on the road for two, playing Macalester tonight and Bemidji State tomorrow.

Martin Luther doesn't open until next weekend.

Just a little 'dull' rundown of the UMAC weekend games. No conversation here like what is going on at the MIAC football board where those sophisticated renaissance gentlemen are having deep conversations about,
Beer
Fishing- Ice, Lake, River (also known as fly fishing)
Movie Trivia
Presidential assassins of the 19th & 20th century
Murderous dictators
Religious cult leaders
UST students daddy's cars
UST female students low moral standards
Soybean & corn harvest in Minnesota & central Iowa
Hair Bands of the 80's
Tailgating
Fruitcake
Homemade beer, wine, cider, moonshine
And many more that they just can't think of currently.

I appreciate the dull write up!! Would love some UMAC chatter throughout the season. I think the Northwestern and MSOE is going to be a fun game tonight, will for sure have an eye on that one.

Anyone out there have a scouting report on the Cougars for their matchup against the Cobbers tonight?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 08, 2019, 08:59:44 pm
Tough beat for Northwestern tonight against MSOE, Northwestern was up 6 with 41 seconds left and takes the lose 76-75.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 09, 2019, 07:20:39 am
The UMAC men's hoops programs open the season going 3-4 last night.

Wins
Bethany Lutheran 106, Simpson 102
Minnesota-Morris 86, Concordia-Moorhead 82
Wisconsin-Superior 60, Marian 55

Loses
MSOE 76, Northwestern 75
Wisconsin Lutheran 96, North Central (Minn.) 82
UW-EC 71, St. Scholastica 52
Macalester 72, Northland 56

Against conferences,

ARC 1-0
MIAC 1-1
NACC 1-2
WIAC 0-1
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on November 09, 2019, 10:22:30 am
Really solid win for Bethany Lutheran, I think they are my early season favorite for the UMAC. Simpson was a lot of peoples favorite under the radar team from not just the West but nationally. Cire Mayfield is a dude and they have a legit inside presence with Trenton Krueger. Excited to see how their season plays out, but a nice program is being run down in Mankato. Also, extreme props to their head coach for a legit D3 schedule. Here are their non-conference games:

CAL LUTHERAN TOURNEY


Sure these are not top of their conferences, but challenging themselves with WIAC, MIAC and ARC games and giving them a full 25 sample of D3 results is pretty huge should they have a La Roche type of season this year. Kudos to them and I will be cheering for them throughout the season.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 10, 2019, 09:39:56 pm
After going 3-4 Friday the UMAC teams went 1-4 on Saturday. Here are those scores.

Win

Northwestern 87, Wisconsin Lutheran 82

Loses

MSOE 81, North Central (Minn.) 75
Bethel 100, Crown 82
Nebraska Wesleyan 87, UW-Superior 51
Bemidji St. 117, Northland 60

Against conferences,

ARC 1-1
MIAC 1-2
NACC 2-3
WIAC 0-1
Division Two 0-1
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 12, 2019, 08:42:24 am
Nice work, Baldini +1 karma
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 13, 2019, 01:23:45 pm
Thanks Greek, it is always good to get some positivity.

The UMAC men were back in action on Tuesday night and came away 1-3 in the four games.

Win

UW-Superior 75, Concordia-Moorhead 69

Loses

Carleton 82, North Central (Minn.) 67
UW-River Falls 83, St. Scholastica 60
Buena Vista 92, Bethany Lutheran 76

A couple of thoughts on these games. First is Bethany Lutheran getting beaten and beaten soundly by Buena Vista, they were down 20 at the half. Did they get a little to high on themselves already or is Buena Vista just a lot better than people believed they would be? BLC defeated Simpson on Friday, who was picked 2nd in the coaches poll in the ARC and turn around and lose to Buena Vista who was picked 2nd to last in the coaches poll. Will be watching these 2 teams with a little more interest. Second is Concordia-Moorhead getting beat for the 2nd time by a middle of the pack UMAC team in the first 5 days of games, this should be a little alarming for their connections and doesn't look good for the coming MIAC schedule. Plenty of time left to right their ship, but alarming none the less.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 13, 2019, 10:54:18 pm
The UMAC went head-to-head with the MIAC tonight in 4 games and came away with a split. Crown @ Hamline had a wild finish to it, Crown lead by 8 with 29 seconds left, but Hamline cut it down and had a chance to tie with a 3 at the buzzer. Crown survives for the win.

Wins

Northwestern 94, Macalester 69
Crown 83, Hamline 80

Loses

St. John's 86, Minnesota-Morris 80
Augsburg 102, Northland 54

Vs. Conferences

ARC 1-2
MIAC 4-5
NACC 2-3
WIAC 0-2
Division Two  0-1
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 19, 2019, 12:46:26 am
UW-EC defeated UW-Superior 75-69 in the only game this evening. This brings the UMAC to 11-20 to date in non-conference play.

Vs. Conferences

ARC 1-2
Independent  1-0
MIAC 5-9
MWC 0-1
NACC 2-3
SLIAC 0-1
WIAC 0-3

NCCAA-2  2-0
Division Two  0-1

Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 19, 2019, 03:21:13 pm
The fact that someone is actually posting in here is a positive! It's been a few years, but still seems weird to see UW-Superior a non-conference game.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 19, 2019, 03:46:58 pm
The fact that someone is actually posting in here is a positive! It's been a few years, but still seems weird to see UW-Superior a non-conference game.

It felt weird typing it also GT. I had a flashback to some of the games I seen in person when UW-Superior would visit Eau Claire in the late 70's and early 80's. Ken Anderson's teams always seemed straight laced and the Superior teams would be this band of misfits year in and year out. The pregame warmups would be this highflying dunk feast by Superior and Eau Claire would run a simple layup drill without a single dunk preformed. The year 'Stretch' Gregory was a Yellowjacket was a very interesting watch, it was odd to watch someone who was on the fast track to legend status for the Badgers then playing for UW-Superior of all teams. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 19, 2019, 04:22:06 pm
Superior was the only conference school I never visited for a game. Now that they are out of the conference, I can say I've seen everyone's home court!
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on November 27, 2019, 02:58:08 pm
With no more games in the UMAC until Monday I thought this would be a good time to get current. In games last night, Bethany Lutheran had another impressive win in defeating UW-Stout 103-99.

Vs. Conferences

ACAA  1-0
ARC  2-6
CCIW  0-1
Independent  1-0
MIAC  5-13
MWC 0-2
NACC 2-3
SLIAC 0-1
WIAC 1-6

NAIA-2  1-2
NCCAA-2  4-0
Division Two  0-2

Overall - 17-36
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on December 02, 2019, 01:14:20 pm
The Concordia-Moorhead @ Martin Luther game that was scheduled for tonight has been re-scheduled for January 13th. Guessing there is a lot of snow in Minnesota?
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on December 02, 2019, 01:47:05 pm
The Concordia-Moorhead @ Martin Luther game that was scheduled for tonight has been re-scheduled for January 13th. Guessing there is a lot of snow in Minnesota?

We have had some snow of late, but also the roads were pretty slick in the metro this morning as well, so I'm guessing that the trip from Moorhead to New Ulm would be even worse.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Smitty Oom on December 02, 2019, 05:15:49 pm
The Concordia-Moorhead @ Martin Luther game that was scheduled for tonight has been re-scheduled for January 13th. Guessing there is a lot of snow in Minnesota?

We have had some snow of late, but also the roads were pretty slick in the metro this morning as well, so I'm guessing that the trip from Moorhead to New Ulm would be even worse.

This game was postponed a couple days ago, due to the forecast of hevy snow and it has resulted in bad roads, as Pat mentioned. Cobbers game against GAC before thanksgiving was also re-scheduled, I believe. Hopefully they can make the trip south on better travel days later in the season.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on December 03, 2019, 08:16:00 pm
Hard fought 81-75 lose for Minnesota-Morris tonight against a pretty good 7-2 NAIA school in Mayville State. Had a 7 point lead at the half and chance until the final seconds to pull it out, but a lose none the less in the end. Coach Grove has some good young Freshmen on this team, one of those Fr. Jaret Johnson paced the Cougars tonight with 23 points and 6 rebounds. 
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Baldini on December 04, 2019, 08:58:50 pm
The first set of conference games are in the books and no surprises tonight. Bethany Lutheran cruised in a 85-68 win over Martin Luther. St. Scholastica had a easy time with North Central 87-63, UW-Superior won handily over Northland 78-54. The one game I thought might be interesting tonight in the UMAC was the Crown-Northwestern game, but Northwestern jumped to a 13 point halftime lead and held the advantage throughout to win 94-83.

Action will pick back up on Saturday with 5 more games. Everyone is off for the next 2 days.
Title: Re: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Post by: Greek Tragedy on December 06, 2019, 11:06:25 pm
Good work, Baldini!