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Title: NJAC
Post by: luvleeballa21 on November 11, 2004, 10:24:53 am
hello guys
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on November 19, 2004, 11:55:36 am
A story previewing the NJCU womens season, it basically explains why NJCU wanted to leave the NJAC.  Instead of replacing an ineffective coach lets embarrass the school with a  misguided decision to leave the conference it helped found.
NJCU
Title: NJAC
Post by: phil on December 09, 2004, 02:00:01 pm
Knightstalker
I haven't checked in here in a long, long time. I wish I had. I almost missed a quote for the ages:
It's really going to ENHANCE our level of competition," said DeFazio. "Most of the time going in to those NJAC games we didn't feel we had much of a chance, but now there will be a whole different dimension to our season."

Put her on the NJCU Athletic Steering Committee. The wisdom of the quote alone warrants it.
Title: NJAC
Post by: NJAC's #1 Fan on December 10, 2004, 09:55:41 pm
Hello
    I am really curious how WPU loses to NEWARK!!  What a disapointment. Anyone else following games or just talking about NJCU - Who cares
Title: NJAC
Post by: luvleeballa21 on December 12, 2004, 12:34:09 am
What up people; new to d3hoops.com but have been following. my number one concern now is what is going on with MSU? It just seems as if its an entirely different team...............umm And who is the new coach????
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on December 16, 2004, 03:14:49 pm
Phil, she was on the committee, she was one of the prime proponents of moving out of the NJAC.  She is one of the coaches who should be replaced in my opinion.  She has not had a winning season yet in several years as the head coach.  She makes poor decisions, calls timeouts at an inappropriate time.  A perfect example is the NJCU at TCNJ game last season.  The Knights were on a hot streak, had a couple of your bigger players sucking wind, the girl with the bad knee that was wearing the heavy brace was having a hard time, and what does she do?  She calls a timeout after her girls scored, because she wanted to let them know they botched the called play.  Brilliant strategy, let a team that was struggling get rested and give them a chance to substitute players.  After that timeout the momentum swung to the Lions.  The Lions would most likely have won the game anyway, but why give them a break.

Keep her as the assistant AD and hire a new coach for the women, Make Jonathon Greene the womens head coach or bring in an assistant from a successful program, at least they know how to win.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Coach McGraw on December 21, 2004, 07:13:29 pm
Whatever happened to Ebony Allen?  She seemed like a good kid and great basketball player.
Title: NJAC
Post by: lionwatcher on January 01, 2005, 10:14:21 pm
So TCNJ does well in Ariz.  I guess they are starting to gel.  Tough start against good competition.  Can the Lions win the NJAC this year?
Title: NJAC
Post by: lionwatcher on January 01, 2005, 10:18:38 pm
PS:  Coach Fazio was simply saying that her kids would be more competitive against the new competiion.  Not that the compeition would be better.  They have struggled for years in the NJAC.  How bout coaches husband's girl, Tara Walker at St. John's (Bill Fazio Coaches Marist).  Juco Transfer doing great.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on January 04, 2005, 11:11:59 am
Lionwatcher, Coach DeFazio’ husband is a very good high school coach, funny she can’t seem to recruit some of his players.  She has a very fertile recruiting ground to work in and doesn’t get many good players.  She has been on the job for over ten years and has not had a winning team yet.  She and other coaches that have not done well need to be replaced, moving the school to another conference was never the right answer.  She alienates players, she has had some good players who quit because she didn’t know how to handle them, if she was a winner like coach Brown is with the men she could tell them to do it her way and they will win, but she can’t.  NJCU needs to replace her with a coach who can recruit the area, and who doesn’t have the stench of losing all over him or her.  Just the opinion of someone who has been watching the Knights play basketball for over 12 years now, both men and women.
Title: NJAC
Post by: lionwatcher on January 04, 2005, 12:01:11 pm
I don't know if she is a good coach or not, I only watched her for about 4 years, but I can say that she does not have the talent.  Very tough to compete with the CNJ, Rowan crowd, where the kids are clammering to go to the school.  NJCU is probably last or near to last on the "I wanna go to ......" list in NJ.  She maybe stale by now, understanding the tremendous uphill battle.  The good local kids go away to better schools.  Maybe she should go, but not solely based on W-Ls.
Title: NJAC
Post by: bearswatcher on January 31, 2005, 08:08:37 pm
I hate doing this, but I see how Shields gets player of week and a bunch of hype...she is a point guard, supposed to be running a team and she is a turn over waiting to happen, I don't get it
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on February 07, 2005, 10:03:06 am
The NJCU women have impressed me this season; they are one game over .500 and playing great defense.  They are playing the same type of defense as the NJCU men play, which can be credited to the work assistant coach Jonathon Green has been doing with them.  He has brought a winning attitude and a defensive mindset to the team.  He also brings a strong work ethic to the court and it is starting to work.  This is the best womens team we have had at NJCU in at least 13 years.  Good work ladies, keep it up.

On Saturday night they held Staten Island to only 46 points in a 46-43 loss.  That point total is about 27 points below Staten Islands average and Staten Islands point differential for the season before the game was about 18 points.  Good defense will keep a team with limited talent in the game.
Title: NJAC
Post by: bhs on February 27, 2005, 12:09:47 pm
Can someone explain to me how the coaches vote for mvp,coach/year, and conf team?  Dimedio as co-mvp? newark not getting coach/year? Cooper not being 1st team conf?  Cooper v pride.  Let the conference numbers speak for themselves.  
COOPER 13.2pts, 15.5 rebounds,2.13blocks.
pride   8.8pts,  8.2 rebounds,1.53 blocks.

You would think that after last years mvp disgrace that the coaches would drop the buddy-buddy system
Title: NJAC
Post by: d-mac on February 27, 2005, 05:25:52 pm
It is time to find out who is in... and who is out.
Whose bubble has been burst and who is wearing Cinderella's glass slippers.
It's Selection Sunday... and tonight there will be a special "Hoopsville" as the 2005 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Brackets are announced... LIVE on our air!
The Road to Salem and Virginia Beach officially starts tonight!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Again... it all starts tonight at 8:30 PM EST.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 02, 2005, 07:52:33 pm
Latrice McNair from NJCU is on the team of the week, as is Mark Washington from the NJCU mens team.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 22, 2005, 04:58:25 pm
I would like to have seen Latrice McNair make All-American, she led the nation in steals but probably has to improve offensively some, plus she is only a soph.  Good job by the Knight Women this season, best season I can remember you having.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on July 21, 2005, 11:15:30 am
A little bit of coaching news (rumor) from NJCU.  Last night I found out that Alice DeFazio has stepped down as the Womens Basketball coach at NJCU and assistant Ashante Timoll will be taking over the program.  I consider the source reliable in this as he is an assistant coach of the womens team.  I have no other details at this time, perhaps an inquiry can be made.
Title: NJAC
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on July 29, 2005, 10:00:42 am
It is official, Ashante Timoll has been named the new NJCU womens basketball coach.  Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.
Timoll
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on December 03, 2005, 01:32:22 am
Just got back from Glassboro, saw the NJCU men and women sweep an NJAC double header from the Profs.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njacfan on December 05, 2005, 07:55:30 pm
NJAC
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njacfan on December 05, 2005, 08:01:34 pm
NJAC Player of Week for Week Ending 12-04-05. Who selects the Player of the Week? Alicia Morris from Stockton dominated William Paterson and controlled the boards against TCNJ. Stockton defeated both opponents (whom are selected #1 and #3 in preseason poll!), and NJCU goes 1-1, beating an average at best, Rowan team. I understand its NJCU's first win in Glassboro in decades, but come on people, Morris deserved this week's selection... Individual stats are a huge part of the selection, but points isn't everything. You can;t score without the ball, and Morris crushed both Paterson and TCNJ on the glass. She had five steals and 19 points against Paterson.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njacfan on December 06, 2005, 11:49:14 am
They should rename the award to the NJAC High Scorer of the Week !
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on December 06, 2005, 05:06:16 pm
For last week:
Goodman against RU-N:
16 pts, 13 board and 4 assists no steals.
against Rowan:
22 points, 6 boards and 3 assists and 2 steals
Avg for the week
19 points, 9.5 boards, 3.5 assists and 1 steal

Morris:
Against WPU (probably not as good as Rowan)
19 points, 17 boards, 1 assist and 5 steals
Against TCNJ
4 points, 13 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals
Avg for the Week
11.5 points, 15 boards, 2 assists and 4 steals.

When I look at this I see Goodman having a better overall week even though the team split the games.
Title: Re: NJAC Player of Week
Post by: njacfan on December 06, 2005, 06:21:40 pm
I'm not arguing that Goodman did not have a solid week. However, your posting that Rowan is better that William Paterson is ridiculous. People in Glassboro are claiming that this years team is the worst since the early/mid 1980's. Paterson is by far a better team, and was picked third in the NJAC pre-season poll. You are also forgetting that Stockton beat pre-season #1 TCNJ in Ewing. Let's face it, Goodman scored more points and that was why she got the votes. NJCU goes 1-1, losing to Newark. Stockton goes 2-0, and from what Ive heard, Morris domintated both opponents inside....
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on December 07, 2005, 01:23:47 am
So rebounds are more important than points.  Goodman scored more points and had more assists.  Morris had more rebounds and more steals.  Both were even or seperated by one for turnovers so I did not include that stat.  Player of the week doesn't always go to a player from a team that wins all games.  I have seen the NJAC player of the week from a team that lost two games in a week.  Again both players had comparable weeks.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: PostingUp on December 11, 2005, 12:42:15 am
what's your take on the best and worst coaches of the conference??
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: whateve32 on December 18, 2005, 05:06:30 pm
I think you better watch out for montlair; beth o'boyle is doing good things and her players are playing hard for her.
Stockton and TCNJ will be formiddable oppenents through the season, but montclair will be building a program to contend with.
Title: NJAC Player of Week
Post by: njacfan on December 19, 2005, 03:41:03 pm
Richard Stockton senior forward Lisa Zak was named this week's NJAC player of the week. Zak scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds in Stockton's 78-53 road win over Matymount University on Sat. December 17th. Zak is 4th in the NJAC in scoring, averaging 14.6 ppg. Stockton is atop the NJAC with a 9-0 overall record, and 5-0 in the NJAC.

Kean freshman Melissa Beyruti was named this weeks NJAC Rookie of the week. She averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 steals in two games, wins over York (NY) and Hunter. Beyruti currently ranks third in the NJAC in scoring with a 14.7 average. Kean is 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the NJAC (only loss to Richard Stockton).
Title: Top 25
Post by: njacfan on December 20, 2005, 11:45:56 am
Richard Stockton is ranked 23rd in the nation in the week 4 poll. Nice to see a NJAC team get some early recognition.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kersfather on December 20, 2005, 04:15:13 pm
what's your take on the best and worst coaches of the conference??


This is a no-brainer for worst in the conference, Gabby Lisella at Rowan. She took a program that was once a powerhouse, always in the NCAA's, and doing quite well once selected, and now has a program that has not even won the conference a single time, yet alone made it to the Nat'l tourney during her tenure.
Title: Re: NJAC Coaches
Post by: njacfan on December 21, 2005, 01:40:55 pm
Henderson from TCNJ, Fussner from Stockton have to be regarded as the best coaches in the NJAC. Sharp at Kean and Monahan at Paterson are also very good coaches.  Lisella at Rowan needs some better recruiting.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on January 19, 2006, 10:29:46 am
NJCU got a big win last night and right now are only two games out of the playoffs.  Of course I don't expect the to make the playoffs but I think they will scare a couple more teams.  I think Ashante Timoll has a very strong shot at coach of the year if the Knights keep playing like they are.  They have an all-conference and possibly all-american pg in McNair, a probable all NJAC forward in Kabba and possibly Goodman.  They are playing good defense and are moving the ball around intelligently.  Will they make the NJAC playoffs, probably not, are they a fun team to watch, yes and they are building a good foundation.  I hope they keep it up.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: whateve32 on January 28, 2006, 12:16:24 am
Who do you think will win the NJAC? I think it is pretty wide open. I'd like to see the domiance of the NJAC come back. It used to be there? What does eveyone think?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njacfan on February 07, 2006, 06:07:55 pm
Looks like Stockton and Montclair are the best 2 in the conference right now. WPU and TCNJ should be in the semi-finals as well. Stockton is the best team, but can they play to their potential the rest of the way?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mwcsid on March 04, 2006, 12:54:42 am
Was very impressed by the class of TCNJ players, coaches, and fans at UMW tonight. Congrats to the Lions on a great year and NJAC title. 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: bbald eagle on March 04, 2006, 08:19:19 am
The Fredericksburg VA newspaper on the game last night between Mary Washington and TCNJ:

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/032006/03042006/172786
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on October 31, 2006, 02:29:23 pm
TCNJ picked up a transfer to make up for the four starters they lost. From the TCNJ media guide:
Hillary Klimowicz, a 6-2 center, joins the Lions after a season at NCAA Division I St. Joseph’s University, where she was tabbed the Atlantic 10 and Big Five Rookie of the Year.

Not the normal DIII transfer to say the least. She broke the single season record for blocks at St. Joes as a frosh.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: eaglemaniac on October 31, 2006, 02:45:35 pm
Any idea of why she transfered?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on October 31, 2006, 03:16:35 pm
No idea. Better school?  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: skaneshiki on November 04, 2006, 12:44:18 am
USA TODAY's College Preview Section had a quote from Coach Henderson on why Klimowitz transferred to The College of New Jersey:

"She didn't want to be a Division I athlete. She didn't want to play basketball four hours a day . . . she wanted more for her college education."

It also said that TCNJ might not be on anyone's pre-season polls, but to watch out for them as the season progresses.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: goramapo on November 20, 2006, 07:14:17 pm
how do you think the conference will breakdown the good teams solid teams and the bad teams?? Hopefully Ramapo will improve this year the last two years have been so-so at best.......
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sp0rtsfan on November 27, 2006, 02:38:14 pm
Ramapo is in for a long long season. They're turing the ball over way too much and the PG is taking the majority of the shots. That's certainly not the recipe of a winning team.

TCNJ will be tough to beat, especially down the stretch, since they added Hillary K. to their roster. At some point during the season, when they need it most, she will start to dominate the league.

MSU is always a tough team, however, I don't think they have enough firepower beyond the arc to be a serious post season contender. They need others besides Warrington and Horan to be a long range threat. Then again, recent loses to great teams like Kings, Scranton and  Bowdoin may give them the experience they need to take the NJAC. 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on January 28, 2007, 10:17:43 am
How horrible has the Rowan program become, they lost to NJCU yesterday.  It seems that the two programs are going in opposite directions.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2007, 11:32:48 pm
You're absolutely right Knightstalker, Rowan's woman's program needs a complete overhaul.   Once the cream of the NJAC, the Profs have floundered in recent years.   I am surprised that Rowan, who always prided themselves on having a winning woman's program, has stuck with Lisella this long... Who knows maybe a 2-11 NJAC record and 9-16 overall record will push the AD to make a change.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 04, 2007, 01:50:36 pm
It was nice to see William Paterson make it to the big dance and even get a upset win over McDaniel!    Nice Job Ladies!!  Thankfully Kean doesn't have to travel too far for the next round.   The only remaning NJAC team left in either of the NCAAs, hopefully they can put a run together and get to the final four. 

Lets get out and support the NJAC and have a big turnout at NYU this weekend.   Its local, we can all get there by bus, train, taxi, car etc.

Go Cougars... 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on June 23, 2007, 08:50:43 am
From todays  Jersey Journal.  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1182578573201060.xml&coll=3)
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on July 11, 2007, 06:10:17 pm
I just read the press release from NJCU, former womens basketball coach Alice DeFazio has been the named Athletic Director replacing the retired Larry Schiner.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on July 11, 2007, 09:40:42 pm
Interim athletic director.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on July 13, 2007, 12:28:34 pm
Article from todays  Jersey Journal  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1184307398305160.xml&coll=3)about Alice DeFazio.  No relation to Laverne.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 17, 2008, 06:23:36 pm
D3hoopsNet will be broadcasting Saturday's Kean/Messiah game, tipoff 2 p.m. ET.
http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2008, 01:58:52 am
Pat, thanks for the post.  you guys do a great job on the broadcasts...
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2008, 02:05:28 am
Alright people we need some chatter here on Women's hoops.  We have an NJAC team that has been in the top 20 in the country all season long (Kean) and nobody is talking about anything regarding NJAC women's hoops.

Lets hear what everyone thinks about the following;

1. The best and worst teams in the conference and how to fix them
2. Does Kean have the horses to win the National championship
3. What do you really think about splitting up the NJAC into 2 divisions

Speak up people...
Title: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2008, 02:10:09 am
Since the NJAC had gone back to the 2 division format, there has been a lot of chatter with some good and some bad.   What do you think
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 26, 2008, 11:51:29 am
Any time you split a league into divisions there's the chance that you end up with an inequitable playoff structure. But I'm not sure the NJAC playing 18 games in a full double round-robin is a great idea either, so I guess it could be worse.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: atn alum on February 27, 2008, 10:11:23 am
When I was an NJAC follower at TCNJ (mid-90s), I much seeing each team twice. It limits what you can do non-conference wise, but it really makes for great rivalries.

Rowan and William Paterson were the top teams then, and it was a big deal (at least to me, as student media) to go up to those schools for doubleheaders, and have them come to us...
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 03, 2008, 12:17:56 pm
The NJAC got three womens teams in the tournament which is kind of surprising, since it is tough to get more than two teams in the tournament these days.   Kean (25-3) received the automatic bid for winning the NJAC and it looks like they are hosting the 1st and 2nd rounds.  The open up against Utica(17-10).

William Paterson (20-6) and TCNJ (21-6) are in the same bracket and open up against St Lawrence  23-4) and Bridgewater VA (15-13).  They could meet in the regional final but it will take a few miracles along the way.

Good Luck to the NJAC women !!!

Here is the bracket
http://www.ncaa.com/uploadedFiles/Sports/Basketball_(W)/2008%20bracket%20Final.pdf (http://www.ncaa.com/uploadedFiles/Sports/Basketball_(W)/2008%20bracket%20Final.pdf)
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 05, 2008, 12:25:34 am
That bracket is out of date. Better to use ours. It has the proper hosts ... not to mention game times.

http://www.d3sports.com/playoffs/wbbbracket08.pdf
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mailsy on March 10, 2008, 07:11:58 pm
NJAC Fans, what is the seating capacity for Kean's gym?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on March 11, 2008, 12:54:31 pm
NJAC Fans, what is the seating capacity for Kean's gym?

The website indicates capacity of 2,750.  Here is the link to  Keans'  (http://www.keanathletics.com/landing/index) website.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 13, 2008, 03:22:43 pm
D3hoops.com will be broadcasting audio of the entire Kean sectional on the Net:
http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 17, 2008, 12:03:10 am
That bracket is out of date. Better to use ours. It has the proper hosts ... not to mention game times.

http://www.d3sports.com/playoffs/wbbbracket08.pdf

Pat - how stupid of me, I should have used your bracket to begin with
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 17, 2008, 12:07:10 am
No worries.
Title: 2008-09 Season
Post by: hoop junkie on November 01, 2008, 09:19:13 am
Whats the word with the upcoming NJAC season? Congrats to College of New Jersey and Kean on some lofty pre-season rankings by various publications. Any early season previews, or updates? D3Hoops has Kean ranked #4...
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on December 31, 2008, 03:57:00 pm
Is Melissa Beyruti injured?  i was rooting for Kean, DeSales, & Messiah in that order, so hopefully Melissa will be back in the lineup shortly. 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on December 31, 2008, 06:35:08 pm
Yikes, in my previous post, i really didn't indicate that my Number One school is & always will be Delaware Valley College  ;)  Happy New Year!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: msupenguin22 on March 01, 2009, 01:33:51 am
Congrats to TCNJ on winning the NJAC Championship over Kean. Good luck to them in the NCAA
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on March 09, 2009, 09:53:39 am
From this MAC fan who saw Hillary Klimowicz & the Lady Lions beat DeSale's in the first round of the NCAA's, best luck in the Sweet Sixteen to The College of New Jersey!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on March 14, 2009, 08:58:40 pm
Congratulations to the Lady Lions of TCNJ!  Final Four, & to think we got to see you play, even if it was the game you beat the MAC's DeSale's.  WOW!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on March 19, 2009, 10:30:14 am
The basketball fans in this house are totally behind The College of New Jersey in the D3 Final Four!!  Go Lady Lions!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: TheOsprey on March 21, 2009, 12:07:13 pm
Congrats to TCNJ Lady Lions!!  Defeating 5 ranked teams on the way to a third place finish in the tournament is a GREAT season!!  GO NJAC!! :)
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: TheOsprey on March 21, 2009, 03:49:33 pm
Geez, be nice if someone could hit a wide open jumper!! :P
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Ex D3 Athlete on January 30, 2010, 09:58:53 pm
I'M SO PROUD OF MY GIRLS @ KEAN UNIVERSITY!!!!!
THEY SHOULD BE RANKED #1 IN THE COUNTRY BY THE END OF THE SEASON!!!!
I THINK THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING AGAINST RUTGERS NEW BRUNSWICK IN THE 1st GAME OF THE SEASON SET THE TEMPO THAT THIS TEAM HAS BEEN PLAYING ON!

MAY AS WELL JUST SIGN OUR NAME ON THE WALNUT & BRONZE & DUST OFF A SPACE IN HARWOOD ARENA TO DISPLAY IT!!!!

IT WILL MARK THE 2nd NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP @ KEAN IN 3 YRS (BASEBALL 1997)

GO GET IT COUGARETTES ... BRING HOME THAT TROPHY!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on March 13, 2010, 10:38:36 am
GOOD LUCK, tonight, KEAN COUGARS!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on March 13, 2010, 07:46:32 pm
Final score: Kean 65, Rochester, 68.  You had a great season, Kean -Congratulations!  And, to think you did it all at the end of this year without star, Melissa Beyruti.  Again, making it to the Elite Eight, pretty special!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on January 11, 2011, 10:48:28 am
BEST LUCK tonight to the KEAN COUGARS! as they  take on Amherst!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on January 11, 2011, 09:27:39 pm
WAY to GO, KEAN!  Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on January 12, 2011, 10:05:27 am
God bless the person writing up the Fantastic Kean/Amherst game last night, they mentioned the two players from Amherst getting their 1,000th point in the contest.  I do hope they made it safely back to MA.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 12, 2011, 02:26:43 pm
God bless the person writing up the Fantastic Kean/Amherst game last night, they mentioned the two players from Amherst getting their 1,000th point in the contest.  I do hope they made it safely back to MA.

+1

I agree, that's nice when the other team's SID makes the effort to mention such things.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:26:43 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/category/ncaa-stuff/regional-rankings/
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Ex D3 Athlete on March 09, 2011, 08:35:40 pm
Hey KEAN COUGARETTES,
Congrats on making it to the Sweet 16! Now the stakes are getting higher!
Kean has built a winning tradition in the women basketball program for many years!
We finally need to cap this season off with a WIN in the National Championship!!!
We only need 4 more wins!
Here we go Cougarettes ... Here we go!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 11, 2011, 12:32:47 am
If you can't get to Lebanon Valley to watch Kean or William Paterson, we are teaming with Leb Val to broadcast the Sectional games.

Click here (http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/7447013) to watch.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sumfun on July 05, 2011, 10:12:37 pm
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_104358/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=vk6vhRko

Comments on this article?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: amh63 on July 06, 2011, 02:54:56 pm
Sumfun......nice to know you are still aboard on WBB matters.  Caught your post and today, D3hoops has posted an article on the matter.  Don't expect the conference to provide you a reply.  Interesting thing is that whether Amherst gets a correction to their record or not, it is ironic in that the loss to Kean in OT may have helped the team in their title run.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Warren Thompson on July 06, 2011, 03:57:37 pm
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_104358/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=vk6vhRko

Comments on this article?

As a retired academic at a D3 institution, I'm chagrined to see that a history professor at Kean may be involved in some academic dishonesty. I wonder if this stuff goes on at other D3 venues.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sumfun on July 06, 2011, 04:55:06 pm
Hard to say, Warren, but I would certainly hope not, as we all "talk up" the true student athlete of D3 sports and the stellar academic achievements of so many of the team members.  As the NCAA likes to say---athletes, in all divisions, will be going "pro" in something other than sports.  I'm sure you saw first-hand that the majority of athletes at your institution learned how to manage their time to produce good grades to get a start on their life-long career.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Warren Thompson on July 06, 2011, 05:15:15 pm
Hard to say, Warren, but I would certainly hope not, as we all "talk up" the true student athlete of D3 sports and the stellar academic achievements of so many of the team members.  As the NCAA likes to say---athletes, in all divisions, will be going "pro" in something other than sports.  I'm sure you saw first-hand that the majority of athletes at your institution learned how to manage their time to produce good grades to get a start on their life-long career.

One hopes this is an "isolated" sin. However, there are persisting stories [rumors? wish-projections?] of even worse goings-on at D3 locations, some of which, rightly or wrongly, originate from D3 coaches themselves. For what it may be worth, there is the often-voiced claim: "D3 is the least policed division in the NCAA because there is so very little money involved in it."
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on July 06, 2011, 08:19:09 pm
Rumors -- I am sure there are probably some mild shenanigans at other schools, but grade-fixing? Creating classes? Sounds like a prep school (you know what I mean, the diploma mills) or a D-I school (Minnesota?) kind of thing.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on July 07, 2011, 02:26:29 pm
Rumor has it that the current Kean administration will be interviewing former Upsala College administrators about their recent job opening.

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/08/sports/ncaa-puts-upsala-basketball-on-probation-for-5-years.html
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on July 12, 2011, 08:07:18 am
Rumors -- I am sure there are probably some mild shenanigans at other schools, but grade-fixing? Creating classes? Sounds like a prep school (you know what I mean, the diploma mills) or a D-I school (Minnesota?) kind of thing.

I think you are being a bit naive here.  I am sure this happens more often at all levels than is actually reported.  With the economy being what it is you may see more of this as athletic success  brings in money at all levels.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on July 14, 2011, 03:19:26 pm
Apparently Keans' Crackerjack administration has other issue's at hand besides basketball players getting credits for essentially playing basketball. From AP.com's Bob Ingle:

"...Kean University and Essex County College have received warnings from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Both were cited for failing to adequately measure student progress and for not having adequate systems to gauge institutional effectiveness. They have until March 1 to show they’ve corrected the problems. If they don’t improve, their accreditation can be yanked."

Methinks some higher-ups at Kean will be very busy padding their resumes this summer – if they're not busy hiring legal counsel.

Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: ronk on July 15, 2011, 12:06:36 am
Rumor has it that the current Kean administration will be interviewing former Upsala College administrators about their recent job opening.

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/08/sports/ncaa-puts-upsala-basketball-on-probation-for-5-years.html


 And whatever happened to Upsala; they were a league opponent of Scranton back when ?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Warren Thompson on July 15, 2011, 08:56:30 am
Rumor has it that the current Kean administration will be interviewing former Upsala College administrators about their recent job opening.

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/08/sports/ncaa-puts-upsala-basketball-on-probation-for-5-years.html


 And whatever happened to Upsala; they were a league opponent of Scranton back when ?

Upsala closed its doors a number of years ago. Phil, a former New Jersey resident, can provide more details.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on July 15, 2011, 02:29:28 pm
Upsala closed its doors in 1995 after trying unsuccessfully for several years to boost enrollment and secure more loans and donations to keep it afloat. They had land donated to them in Sussex County – but they stayed in urban East Orange rather than move their campus. Don't know about now, but through the 60's, 70s, 80's and 90's – you didn't want to wander into East Orange for fears you wouldn't get back out. Not the safest of places. Coming from West Orange I seem to remember a favorite chant of the East Orange sports fans:
"E.O, E.O....we don't win...you don't GO"

Yeah, fun place. As much a college town as 42nd street was a family destination circa 1981.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: ronk on July 15, 2011, 03:11:38 pm
 thanks for the update; I played against them in E Orange(62-63 season) and all i remember about the game/campus is having local alumni showing up to cheer us on.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on August 03, 2011, 03:36:07 pm
Apparently grade fixing is a time honored tradition at Kean. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/04/05/kean

The 19 page lawsuit is an eye opener. Grades changed. Courses made up in September and the woman's b-ball team enrolled.  A student's "F" changed to an "Incomplete" in time for a game, despite the teacher's objection. If I were the head coach at the center of this mess, I would be preparing for a change of venue. Good summer reading...

media.nj.com/njv_impact/other/19-page%20lawsuit.pdf

Now, being that Kean is a NJ State college of "higher" learning – do NJ taxpayers pay for the lawyers defending the Kean administration from these allegations?

The more I read about the current Kean administration, the more it begins to stink like yesterday's fish. Using the taxpayer's money to hire Ex-N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey to teach Ethics is a fine move for a school with a 16% four-year graduation rate. And as we see above, that's just the tip of the iceberg...
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: BigMac on August 16, 2011, 01:41:54 pm
I hope that if Kean is found guilty of the alligations that the punishment sends a message to all that this can not be tolerated in college sports. The coach needs to go, the dean needs to go and anyone involved needs to go. How can you fire the one person who is trying to do what is right?? Hope the AD gets everything he wants and then some. All Kean Bball players involved should be baned from playing

What a shame to act like this just to win a few basketball games???
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: dahlby on August 16, 2011, 03:13:38 pm
BigMac,

Agree 100%..set the example for the other schools!
Plus K to you!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on August 16, 2011, 05:38:59 pm
Very sorry i don't have a link for this, but was getting dinner tonight when i heard on Philadelphia Channel 6 News at 4 pm that Villanova Law School was being censured - why?   They were caught inflating grades!!!   It seems as tho it's not limited to New Jersey schools.   I agree that ALL the adults involved in the Kean case need to be shown the door, but still feel badly for the students, all between the ages of 18 &  22 presumably.   The PA law school students could have known that something wasn't right.   Is competition that intense now with this economy, or has it always been like this.  I sincerely hope that something can be worked out with the Kean athletes involved.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on August 20, 2011, 03:08:24 pm
One of the Kean students in question allegedly went to her professor and requested her grade be changed so she could keep her basketball elligibility. My sympathy for some of the players in question only goes so far. One would hope that between the ages of 18 and 21 a degree of common sense has been aquired. That said, any administrators caught up in this should be fired and then forced to attend an ethics lecture by former NJ Governor McGreevey who is currently been paid by the university to teach his brand of pretzel logic at the taxpayers expense.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on August 20, 2011, 03:23:00 pm
Hello Phil, doesn't Kean University have mentors and tutors in place for students who may be considered at risk?  It still seems to me that a professor might feel badly about the situation, but they're still the adult.  Sure, i'd panic too if i was a really good b'ball player & was getting poor grades.   It seems like more & more opportunities are opening up for these athletic program grads, even if it means leaving the country.   There has to be a better solution that's legal, and it should start with the school's administration & the staff. 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on August 21, 2011, 06:39:58 pm
In this situation, a college administrator changed the student's grade to ensure her eligibility ... over the professor's objections. This was not an isolated case.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: reddragon00 on August 24, 2011, 09:19:45 am
I think the more you look into this...the more you will find it is going on with other sports....just the way it works.  If found to be rampant, the message and punishment will, and should be, harsh!!!!!  No room for this in college sports.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on August 25, 2011, 10:52:25 pm
Other sports at Kean or other sports at other schools?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Brookland on August 28, 2011, 03:21:36 pm
I, too, have read the lawsuit and find it appalling. If even half of the allegations are true (and it's hard to believe they can be completely false given the extensively-quoted string of emails it contains), then I agree that every adult involved should be shown the door and the AD compensated richly for what he was put through.
However, I do NOT believe (or maybe do not WANT to believe) that this behavior is widespread in DIII. This whole discussion reminds me of an experience of mine when I was much younger and a new assistant DIII coach (different school, different sport). I overheard a casual remark by the head coach that sounded like he was contemplating something that I thought might be an NCAA violation. I shared my concerns with the other assistants (one of whom was in law school - how DIII!) and we quickly decided to talk to the coach about it. After a brief conversation in which we openly shared our concerns and were assured that he meant nothing of the sort, the issue was closed. Completely. Without recriminations. Without resort to the AD. Without regard to winning or losing. That kind of approach could have been taken anywhere along the line at Kean, but the only one who appeared to care about integrity was the one who was fired.
Do I think I was part of an exceptionally high-integrity coaching staff back then? NO. I believe most of the DIII coaches and administrators I have known would have done the same thing. And by the way, that head coach we confronted went on to be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame, and the AD went on to a successful career in DI.
Integrity is always a choice, in sports, in business, in life. It is one of the primary lessons that coaches should teach, even though some fail to understand the lesson themselves well enough to teach it. If the young women who were the beneficiaries of those behaviors saw no consequences for the adults involved, what lesson would they learn? Winning trumps education? It's only wrong if you're caught? You get a degree for playing basketball, not for learning?
That's why I love DIII sports. Played by students who love to play and coached by coaches who love to coach. Neither doing it only for the money, as it should be. Let's keep it that way! GO DIII!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: BigMac on October 21, 2011, 04:06:38 pm
Anyone know what NCAA is doing to Kean??
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Brookland on October 21, 2011, 04:21:25 pm
BigMac,
The latest I have been able to find is here:
http://www.keantower.com/kean-imposes-self-sanctions-for-soccer-volleyball-teams-after-ncaa-violations-report-1.2623762
It appears that their troubles are not limited to women's basketball. It also appears that their appearance before the NCAA sanctions folks won't happen until next March, if I read this correctly. (There's nothing like swift justice!  ;) )
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on October 21, 2011, 05:17:39 pm
This spells things out a little better:
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/09/ncaa_allegations_against_kean.html#incart_mrt
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sumfun on November 23, 2011, 08:27:09 am
So the coach is still at Kean?  How about the players that had grades changed?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: BigMac on November 23, 2011, 11:37:52 am
Yes they are. Hearing in March 2012??? Do not get it, why are they waiting till after this season??

http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/10/kean_womens_basketball_player.html
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/10/dalessandro_kean_university_ad.html
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/09/ncaa_allegations_against_kean.html
http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2011/09/kean_to_implement_sanctions_on.html

Whole lot a crap!!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sumfun on November 23, 2011, 01:53:04 pm
Wow, what a mess, and such bad lessons learned from watching the actions of adult leaders.  I really feel for the kids in soccer and volleyball.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Brookland on November 23, 2011, 07:33:31 pm
Don't you love it?
"The fifth violation cited an excessive number of scholarships rewarded to student-athletes under the Dr. James E. Dorsey Scholarship program, and the school took immediate and extraordinary measures to punish itself for that lesser infraction."
Punish itself?! No administrator or coach involved in the misdeeds bears a single consequence, while every athlete who received a scholarship loses all support, and several entire teams who were hardly involved get punished?!
Can you spell "WINDOW DRESSING"? How about "INNOCENT VICTIM"?
I think I'd like to retract my earlier statement that dismissal of multiple Kean administrators and coaches would be appropriate. It's beginning to look like public execution would be a better option.  ;D If it weren't for all the kids who are suffering from this, it would be hilarious. Hmmm, I'm envisioning a new Woody Allen movie - or would that be a remake of the old Keystone Kops, with the NCAA in the title role?
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: 7express on December 15, 2011, 03:04:34 pm
Can anyone tell me how Sharp is still coaching Kean??  What she did, made what Tressel for Ohio state did look like stealing a bag of 50 cent M&M's from the Ohio state bookstore and they ran him out of town.  What am I missing here??
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mytwocents on January 10, 2012, 03:32:01 pm
Anyone know why Naimah Clemons has not played in the last few games for Kean? 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 11, 2012, 11:12:27 am
Oh boy. No. But any players missing time for Kean in any sport this year are automatically going to trigger certain thoughts.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: beltsh97 on January 12, 2012, 02:34:36 pm
knee injury....initially thought to be an acl but just a bone bruise....could be back this weekend
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mytwocents on January 12, 2012, 03:42:01 pm
Beltsh97,

Thanks for the info. She is having a great season and hopefully continues.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: MVP on January 20, 2012, 01:04:58 pm
So the Kean head coach, Michele Sharp was fired today. What a disgrace!!!
Can someone explain to me why she was allowed to coach this year and why their season was not suspended?

Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: 7express on January 20, 2012, 01:18:18 pm
Anyone know whether they have a postseason ban this year??  I know reading the stories earlier I was pretty pissed that my school (Western Connecticut) lost to them in the tournament last year using ineligible players.

Also, why would they fire the coach now??  She should've been fired as soon as the story broke which was in early July, why would you fire her know midway through the season??  The whole situation seems screwed up.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: MVP on January 20, 2012, 01:32:58 pm
I agree w/ 7 express. The whole thing smells. Why now?
Unfortunately this may affect players who thought they were playing for a great WBB program.
All the games they played last year and this year(15-3) should be disqualified.

I see they had a rematch w/ Amherst this week and lost, but at least one of the cheaters from Kean played. How are they even ranked(19th)?

They team should be disqualified and their season suspended. What a disgrace!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on January 20, 2012, 02:38:38 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOT FAIR to lay blame on the student athletes when adults cooked this whole mess up.  Heck if i was a great basketball player, and thought of this opportunity to play as a chance to move on to post college b'ball, you better believe i jump at that - it's always up to the adults and obviously these kids were let down.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mytwocents on January 20, 2012, 02:39:04 pm
MVP,

"I see they had a rematch w/ Amherst this week and lost, but at least one of the cheaters from Kean(Naimah Clemons) played". 

Very harsh words for a student athlete. You know this as fact?  Please keep the players out of this.  It is the administration who is a fault here firing the former AD and now the coach as scapegoats. It is tragic for the athletes and the school.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: MVP on January 20, 2012, 03:52:38 pm
So what are you saying ? That the players knowingly involved w/ "grade fixing" are not responsible. The players were named in the press release from July 2011.   
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: kate on January 20, 2012, 03:59:51 pm
Simply stating that whenever or whatever the student athletes knew, it would totally be up to the adults in the administration to have either not started it to begin with, or someone (adult) should step up and say "This is Very Wrong".   Which is exactly what the Director of Athletics apparently did, and was fired.  The kids didn't do that.  It seems it's always easier to blame the most vulnerable.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Brookland on January 20, 2012, 04:22:01 pm
Quote
... firing the former AD and now the coach as scapegoats
From what I can see, firing the AD could be characterized as scapegoating, but many of the allegations involved the (apparently) willing collusion of the coach and some administrators, so firing the coach is probably better characterized as "overdue" than scapegoating. It is clearly the responsibility of any head coach in any sport to know what is acceptable and what is not concerning NCAA complaince, and if even half of the allegations are true, then there was more than enough ADULT misbehavior to warrant corrective action. To me, the real scapegoats were the athletes who lost scholarships without due process last spring because the the school wanted to show public remorse for a minor infraction.
That said, I don't think it is right for there to be NO consequences for ANY athlete, either. Specifically, IF an athlete was ineligible, of course the team should forfeit games, etc. and the athlete could individually lose eligibility, scholarship money, etc. as provided for in the policies of the NCAA and the school. And I would expect that to be more severe if the athlete willingly cheated or otherwise took inappropriate action of their own accord. However, I don't know the individual actions of any Kean athlete, so I don't have an opinion on what should be done to the students.
As to why nothing else has been done to this program, that is probably because the NCAA review is not scheduled until March. I would hope something comes of that - and then we can all draw more informed opinions.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: MVP on January 20, 2012, 06:55:24 pm
Hey I agree that it appears the administration and coach Sharp are primarily responsible for this disgrace of Kean University and D3 women's basketball.  How long has this been going on?
How many years/ seasons must now be followed with an asterisk***
The NCAA is also investigating infractions involving women's soccer, men's soccer, and women's volleyball . Last year Kean banned post season play and implemented self imposed penalties in wake of the allegations and pending sanctions from the NCAA in March 2012.

The real losers in this story are all the players and aspiring prospects for the Kean women's basketball team that were not not involved in any violations. Their dream was to play for a legitimate D3 powerhouse.

Why was coach Sharp allowed to coach this season?  Why was she fired today?
 
Are there ineligible players on the 2012 roster?

Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: 7express on January 21, 2012, 11:20:18 am
Are there ineligible players on the 2012 roster?
------------------------------

I know 1 of them is currently, not sure about any others.  I'm not going to mention names on here, message me if you want to know more.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: D3Backer on January 23, 2012, 02:22:14 pm
Are there ineligible players on the 2012 roster?
------------------------------

I know 1 of them is currently, not sure about any others.  I'm not going to mention names on here, message me if you want to know more.

I know for a FACT that every current student-athlete that is currently on the women's basketball roster is eligible. Any issues in regards to the notice of allegations that could have affected eligibility have been resolved with the NCAA prior to the season. 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: beltsh97 on February 21, 2012, 03:34:26 pm
what a joke....NJAC all-conference came out today and Naimah Clemons from Kean left off the all-conference 1st team. In conference games she only averaged 24.9 points, 7.8 rebs and almost 4 steals a game
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on February 22, 2012, 02:34:04 pm
Pretty weak argument if you don't tell us who she should have replaced on the first team and why.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: beltsh97 on February 22, 2012, 03:06:53 pm
Probably should have replaced Jessica Imhof from TCNJ or Kendra Johnson from Newark given the fact that they finished 12-1 in conference beating both those teams 1 time each. Imhof averaged 11.8 ppg and 5 reb per game. Johnson averaged 15 and 3 rebs. I'm not trying to take anything away from either of those players but I think its pretty evident that Clemons was more than deserving of a first team selection and probably got left off because of other coaches feelings towards the Kean program which is understandable. However, those feelings shouldnt be taken out on a player
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on February 23, 2012, 12:45:46 pm
TCNJ also beat Kean so let's not debate based on who beat whom...

It's a fact that the NJAC awards Seniors when it comes to All Conference selections. It happens every year in every sport. The NJAC rewards seniors and there always seems to be a complaint about the process in the D3 Hoops and D3 Football blogs – but it happens in every NJAC sport.

In Clemons case, she's a Junior and Imhof and Johnson are seniors. Frankly, this shouldn't be too surprising to anybody who follows the NJAC.

...but then there's the scandal at Kean which is only going to get worse. Unfortunately, Clemons is knee deep in it since it was her grades which were changed last year so she could maintain a mandatory 2.0 GPA. Her grade was changed from F to an “Inc,” and then back to an F. After she sat out one game and two practices, her grade in another class was upgraded from C-plus to B-plus. The latter maneuver allowed the player to suit up against top-ranked Amherst, and she torched them for 28 points in an 85-82 Kean victory last season. I suppose you could say that Miss Clemons was a victim in all this, but if you read the wrongful termination suit by Kean's former athletic director, Clemons went directly to her professor – asking that her grade be changed to play basketball. Someone other than the professor made that request happen.

Methinks the coaches knew exactly what they were doing when it came time to select an All Conference team.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: mytwocents on February 23, 2012, 01:44:07 pm
Phil,

Evidently you are in the know regarding all the turmoil involving Kean so I will leave that alone. Regarding the slighting of Miss Clemons. She was a first team selection last year, I assume chosen over some seniors.  You must admit her stats are very impressive.

NJAC coaches may be a bit embarassed if Clemons is chosen on some All-American teams instead of Miss Imhof or Miss Johnson. 

Just Mytwocents

 
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on February 23, 2012, 04:55:13 pm
Look at the "balance" of the All Conference selections. First team has 5 slots and four seniors. All together there are 16 All Conference selections and 10 of those are seniors. In addition, every team has to have one player represented. So putting together an All NJAC team isn't exactly a science. This has always been the way of the NJAC in every sport.

I also sincerely doubt any coach in the NJAC will be the least bit embarrassed should Clemons land on an All American team.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on April 19, 2012, 07:31:46 pm
Punishment was handed down today.

http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2012/04/kean-punishment-handed-down
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on April 20, 2012, 02:25:33 pm
Pat, after reading all the charges and the findings, I thought Kean's women's bball team would get a multiple season post-season ban – or even a season or two without a program.  Next comes the former AD's lawsuit against the university...
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: MVP on April 20, 2012, 06:09:54 pm
What a disgrace for the Kean WBB program.  More to come.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: jknezek on May 16, 2012, 12:47:18 pm
Kean picks Washington and Lee's Mandy King to be their next head coach. Coach King turned around the performance of the W&L program and led them out of a dark period to be a very credible program. She is a great coach and W&L will miss her greatly.

Why exactly she chose to step into the Kean debacle is beyond me. There has been a recruiting drop off at W&L in the last few years, possibly indicative of a desire to leave or an inability to get the kids she wanted through admissions. If I was still at school and a student journalist, I'd be interested to hear why she was willing to try and pick up Kean's pieces.

All that being said, she is an excellent coach with a flawless ethical reputation and a very good repoir with her student-athletes. Kean, if it can overcome its stigma, should do very well with her in charge.

Good luck Coach King, and thanks for all the hard work over the last decade or so at W&L.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on May 16, 2012, 02:23:26 pm
All that being said, she is an excellent coach with a flawless ethical reputation and a very good repoir with her student-athletes. Kean, if it can overcome its stigma, should do very well with her in charge.

That's why Kean chose her. Any misstep by KU over the next few years and the NCAA will come down hard. A sterling reputation at an excellent private school and no skeletons in the closet comes first – and on-court performance second. As to why she would take this job is anyone's guess. There's at least two lawsuits stemming from this mess ... a possible loss of the University's Middle States Accreditation ... budget woes ... and 94% of faculty members at Kean University voted no confidence in the university's Board of Trustees this week saying they had lost faith in the board and the President. Yeah, fun place to be right now. Have a good time on the recruiting trail.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: rams1102 on March 09, 2013, 04:08:18 pm
Congraulations to the Lady Red Hawks. 29-1 is not to shaby. I started to follow the girls on line this year. I never went to a game or posted because I would hex them. They are a young team and the program should be good for many years. Even shooting 38% and -0- fer from 3, we had the lead with 10 minutes left. Good luck to CNU, they will need it against DePauw. I think we will see DePauw and Hope in the finals. Thank you Lady Red Hawks for an enjoyable season.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 16, 2013, 03:55:09 pm
We've released our All-Americans. Congratulations to Melissa Tobie.

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2013/03/womens-all-americans
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: rams1102 on March 16, 2013, 06:29:12 pm
Congrats to Melissa and we have her for (2) more years. Awsome !!!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: sp0rtsfan on December 12, 2013, 12:04:04 pm
Tough loss for MSU against Vassar last night....It seems the Red Hawks are at an extreme disadvantage this season without  S. Brown as the rebounding is now on the sole shoulders of Tobie; not a realistic expectation as Melissa already does so much for the team.  It would be interesting to know the real reason Brown left a great program and defected to FDU.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 26, 2014, 02:15:11 pm
Another Hoopsville episode is lined up for tonight (Sunday, January 26). Join us as we catch up on the last few days and talk to #13 Montclair St. WBB coach Karin Harvey and the following guests:

- #11 York (Pa.) WBB coach Betsy Witman
- Marian MBB coach Mark Boyle
- Babson MBB coach Stephen Brennan
- Guilford MBB coach Tom Palombo
- Plus we introduce you to Division III athletes, a capella, and a great recruiting tool for Washington College.

You can tune into Hoopsville on our website (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) or here (http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2013-14/jan23).

Also don't forget to interact with the show via:
- Twitter: @d3hoopsville (http://www.twitter.com/d3hoopsville) or #Hoopsville
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And don't forget to consider helping Hoopsville. We have an ongoing fundraising campaign to help improve the show. For more information read our blog story (http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2014/01/12/hoopsville-we-need-your-help/) or go to our fundraising website (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hoopsville-fundraising-project/x/6029509).

Thank you and enjoy the show!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Knightstalker on February 08, 2014, 12:20:10 pm
What is going on in the NJAC this year?  The NJCU women are not the bottom feeders, RU Camden is and both the NJCU men and women could make the conference tournament this year for the first time that I can recall.  It makes my head hurt thinking about it.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on March 24, 2014, 10:25:25 am
It would be interesting to know the real reason Brown left a great program and defected to FDU.

In hindsight, it would seem she left to win a national championship while getting a private school education.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: gordonmann on March 24, 2014, 11:11:07 am
I asked Shalette Brown why she left Montclair and she explained it was for academic reasons.  From our feature on her:

http://www.d3hoops.com/playoffs/women/2014/brown-final-piece-for-fdu-florham

As Brown explains, she enjoyed playing basketball at Montclair, but "for me it was about the academics and being a student athlete."  She wasn't able to get into the communications major right away at Montclair and didn't want to extend her college career another year.  So she looked at transferring to FDU-Florham.

As I understand it, she had a choice of staying at Montclair, trying to get in the communications major and extending her schooling by a year or transferring to FDU, entering its communications major and finishing her schooling in four years.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: phil on March 25, 2014, 02:39:47 pm
Good for her. In the end, she transferred for all the right reasons ... and I'd say it worked out pretty well for her!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 24, 2016, 05:04:42 pm
Despite technical problems over the last few weeks, Sunday's edition of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) has not been derailed by Mother Nature's rath! Three-feet of snow and still we will get two-hours of the show all thanks to that wonderful home studio.

Tonight, Dave McHugh talks to programs who are storming the competition right now. Whether in the midst of long winning streaks or dominating their conference, these programs are making the turn at five weeks to go in pretty good shape.

You can tune into Hoopsville tonight starting at 7:00 PM ET right here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/jan24

Guest include (in order):
- Cherise Galasso, WPI women's coach
- Gabby Lisella, No. 22 Rowan women's coach
- Kris Huffman, DePauw women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Mike McGrath, No. 12 Chicago men's coach
- Bert West, East Texas Baptist men's coast It isn't easy to coach at any level. It is a joy to coach Division III says many a coach. Some enjoy it on their way up the ladder, others on their way closer to retirement, and others as their passion.

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Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 03, 2016, 04:55:52 pm
For the third consecutive year, Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) will air for 12 hours as the regular season enters the final four weeks. Dave McHugh will chat with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and others involved in Division III basketball from around the country. Other guests will include those who have Division III roots or appreciate the division and the game along with the student-athletes who play the sport.

Hoopsville will air from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (and maybe later) on Thursday, February 4 live from the WBCA/NABC Studio. You can see what guests are scheduled, get more information, and watch the show here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/feb4

You can also read the press release about the show: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/hoopsville-marathon-2016

Here is the guest list as we speak. All times are Eastern and subject to change. Additional guests to be added if and when necessary:
TimeGuestSchool
10:15amConnie TilleySt. Norbert (WBB) - WBCA Center Court
10:40amJamie PurdyPeidmont (WBB)
11:00amKeri CarolloUW-Whitewater (WBB) - Nat'l Committee Chair
11:20amBrent PollariSaint Mary's (Minn.) (WBB)
11:40amKent MadsenNo. 21 Wheaton (Ill.) (WBB)
12:00pmRussell LoydRose-Hulman (MBB)
12:20pmKevin BroderickNazareth (MBB)
12:40pmJustin ScottArcadia (MBB)
1:00pmSam HargravesNo. 12 Alma (MBB)
1:20pmLenny ReichMount Union (SID)
1:40pmMaureen WebsterClarkson (WBB)
2:00pmBetsy WitmanYork (Pa.) (WBB)
2:20pmSara LeeDenison (WBB)
2:40pmKlay KneuppelWisconsin Lutheran (MBB)
3:00pmBrian Van HaaftenBuena Vista (MBB) - Nat'l Committee Chair
3:30pmSydney MossNo. 1 Thomas More (WBB)
3:45pmAaron RousellBucknell (WBB) - former Chicago coach
4:00pmTim ShanahanStaten Island (WBB)
4:20Pat CunninghamTrinity (Texas) (MBB) - NABC Coach's Corner
4:50pmBubba SmithSewanee (MBB)
5:15pmBen StrongFormer Guilford All-American
5:30pmKevin ConnorsESPN SportsCenter Anchor - Ithaca alumnus
6:00pmKristen DowlingClaremont-Mudd-Scripps (WBB)
6:20pmAllison ColemanSage (WBB)
6:40pmLandry KosmalskiSwarthmore (MBB)
7:00pmDave NilandNo. 23 Penn State-Behrend (MBB)
7:20pmAaron GallettaLasell (MBB)
7:40pmJohn BaronGwynedd-Mercy (MBB)
8:00pm
8:20pm
8:40pmMelissa HodgdonWheaton (Mass.) (WBB)
9:00pmG.P. GromackiNo. 2 Amherst (WBB)
9:20pmJames Wagner
9:40pmHAPPY HOURFree-for-all of calls, tweets, and fun!

We hope to get at least the full show on a podcast, or several podcast, during the on Friday. You can find it here:
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And a reminder the Hoopsville Fundraising Project has begun yet again. Please consider helping us cover Division III basketball the way it deserves to be covered. If you can not donate, please don't worry about - we understand. At least share the campaign with anyone you think might be interested: http://igg.me/at/hoopsville-fundraiser/x/6029509

Also, if you know any advertisers interested in promoting their company or products on the show, send them our way: hoopsville@d3hoops.com

Thanks!
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 10, 2016, 02:36:18 pm
Alright, folks -- the NCAA's first women's basketball regional rankings are posted. Check out the full list from D3hoops.com:
http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/10/first-2016-regional-rankings-released-today/
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 03, 2016, 05:02:00 pm
We are reporting via the Hoopsville twitter account that Stockton AD Lonnie Folks has been let go. We are have learned that there has been tension between some of the coaches and Folks for sometime. It may have risen up to the President's office, but we cannot be sure. Official decision has not been announced that we are aware of including who the interim AD is, though Folks' name is off the website as of late this afternoon and Jon Heck has been moved up to the top of the staff list.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 29, 2017, 05:19:58 pm
Believe it or not... there is just one more month remaining in Division III basketball's regular season. In other words, time is running out for teams looking to play in March. One month from today, most conference champions will be crowned and the conversation will be who may be in and will be out of the NCAA championship tournament.

So as the season head's for the home stretch, what programs will we be talking about in a month? Who may emerge from some tight conferences races to prove they are the best?

Sunday night on Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave hopes to turn the spotlight on a few programs others may not be paying attention to as much. Tufts' men's program is seperating themselves from the rest of the NESCAC, Elmhurst women are making the CCIW race more interesting than expected, LeTourneau men have turned their program around and now lead their ASC division, and Montclair State women have a battle on their hands in the NJAC.

Also on Sunday night, we head to the WBCA Center Court and talk to one of the up and coming women's basketball coaches. Already honored for his success at a young age, what has Alex Richay done to turn the Oglethorpe program around?

Dave will also preview the upcoming annual Hoopsville Marathon and give an update to this season's fundraising efforts.

Tune in starting at 7:00 PM ET to watch the show live here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2016-17/jan29 (or via Facebook Live). If you miss any of it, you can watch the show On Demand or listen (download) the podcast.

Don't forget to contribute to the new "Hoopsville Mailbag" segment. Email questions you may have to hoopsville@d3hoops.com. Dave will answer them tonight or on a future show.

Guests schedule (in order of appearance):
- Bob Sheldon, No. 4 Tufts men's coach
- Tethanie Carriollo, Elmhurst women's coach
- Alex Richay, Oglethorpe women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Dan Miller, LeTourneau men's coach
- Karin Harvey, No. 18 Montclair State women's coach

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Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 21, 2018, 03:02:21 pm
The NCAA released the third set of women's basketball regional rankings with few changes from last week's version. This is the final set that we'll see before the Tournament bracket is released on Monday. Full list here: http://d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-third

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Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: deiscanton on March 04, 2018, 02:46:21 pm
ECAC Championship game

William Paterson 52, NYU 48

William Paterson is your 2017-18 ECAC DIII Women's Basketball Champion.
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 15, 2018, 04:40:41 pm
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The season is a week old. There have been some interest results and certainly some early upsets, but the bulk of games really gets going in earnest now.

On Thursday's episode of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave chats with a couple of programs who are getting some national attention, but not everyone may know who they are. One features an All-America selection. The other have plenty of options to give any defense fits.

But not all the news is positive, Dave also breaks down the Fitchburg State incident (https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/11/fitchburg-state-kewan-platt-decks-opponent-ejected-suspended) in their game against Nichols.

Thursday's show also features Karin Harvey, Montclair State women's coach and chair of the National Women's Basketball Committee. Harvey is entering her third year on the national committee, but first as chair. The conversation will encompass what, if any, changes fans and others should expect from the Regional Ranking and national tournament process.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. Thursday's edition will air starting at 7:00 pm.m ET here: http://bit.ly/2qNG3Ag.

If you have questions about Division III basketball, feel free to send them and we will answer them on a the show. Email them to hoopsville@d3hoops.com or use any of the social media options to the right.

Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- Karin Harvey, No. 24 Montclair St. head coach & Chair, National Women's Basketball Committee
- Rich Bensman, Ohio Northern men's coach
- Anne Crutchfield, No. 23 Emory & Henry women's coach

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Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 13, 2019, 02:54:18 pm
Regional Rankings Week 2 released: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/women-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: NJAC
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 20, 2019, 03:01:37 pm
The new NCAA Division III women's basketball regional rankings are posted: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/women-regional-rankings-third