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LOTS of places where the cost of living is SO much less than Naperville, Ypsi. Thats why in NaPPerville you see multitudes of mommies picking up their little darlings at school in Land Rovers, Escalades, Navigators, and Lexus LXs. No minivans allowed.  ::) LOL.
With regard to Adrian, the problem is isolation. We played there a few years ago. After exiting the Ohio Turnpike in eastern Ohio, you need to go about another 25 miles north across the border to Adrian. It seemed like we saw about 10 buildings in that whole 25 miles. Adrian is a fair sized town, but it seemed like it was dropped from space into the middle of nowhere.  ;)

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:01:16 pm »
lmitzel, given Naperville's proximity to Aurora, are there times when you can see the Naperville borealis?

Rog, one can hope that all of the Alices in Naperville will no longer be bored once basketball season comes around.

I didn't get your reference initially, but a search explained it.
My knowledge of literature is startlingly below average. Maybe that's why I was considered for a Halfbright Scholarship!

Go ask Alice when sheís 10 feet tall. 🤯

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 17, 2018, 02:25:52 pm »


Aaron Tiknis, a former CCIW All-Conference player for North Central, and an assistant coach for the Cardinals for the last 4 years, has been hired as the head assistant at Adrian College of the MIAA.

This strikes me as a weird move --- I had assumed Tiknis would be in line to replace Steve Schweer as their full-time assistant.  I also would assume that NCC would pay better then Adrian. Is there another side to this story?

CONGRATS

To Vince Kmiec on being named North Central Menís Basketball Head Assistant Coach.
Vince, who received his Bachelors from NCC in 2014 and his Masters in 2017, first joined the Cardinalsí staff as a graduate assistant for the 2015-16, and 2016-17 seasons. He then served as a full time assistant coach this past season.

Kmiec was a four year letter winner and 3 year starter for the Cardinals from 2010-2014.
He finished his career as NCCís all time leader in both steals (173), and free-throw percentage (.830) while ranking third in 3 pointers made (167).
As a junior he set a North Central single-season record with 67 steals and earned Third Team All-CCIW honors while being one of the primary drivers of a team which reached the Division III Final Four.
As a senior he achieved Second Team All-CCIW recognition while averaging 15.0 points per game, and leading the conference in steals (55), and 3 pointers made (56).

Vince is a natural choice for the position. His skill set, bench experience, and communication skills will serve him well in his new position. Congratulations and good luck, Vince.

The only ďother sideĒ to this story is the fact that almost a month ago, Vince Kmiec was already hired as North Centralís new Head Assistant Coach, replacing Steve Schweer when Steve got the top job at Illinois College.
Read the last paragraph of my above 6/24 post again. Nothing weird about it.
Steve moved up in becoming a head man, Vince moved up at NCC, and Aaron moved up by moving to Adrian. 3 wins! :)
And, yes, NCC probably does pay better than Adrian.  ;)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:43:18 am »
Aaron Tiknis, a former CCIW All-Conference player for North Central, and an assistant coach for the Cardinals for the last 4 years, has been hired as the head assistant at Adrian College of the MIAA.

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Great to see football back at Langhorst.  Usee good stuff.  Have to agree it's going to be an uphill battle for Elmhurst to come anywhere close to even 500.  Elmhurst lacked consistency last year and may struggle with that again this year.

Definitely not just a red bird brigade this year.  Looks like 3-4 teams have a good shot at the thrown this year.   

Yep. And the conference champ may even get to sit on the throne;)

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West Region football / Re: FB: American Rivers Conference
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:34:39 pm »
One of the most disappointing aspects regarding the name change to American Rivers is the fact that it cost the conference good money that could have been better used either to A) further promote the conference under the old IIAC name or, if the name HAD to be changed, B) come up with a much better name that would have been much more descriptive of the geographical makeup of the conference, such as CCIN or COIN. That the conference actually paid to come up with the ARC name and corresponding new logo, is shortsighted at best.

Secondly, Iíve read about the member institutionsí Presidents being involved. All I can think about that is perhaps the Presidents should concentrate on what they excel at, namely the academic direction, policy, and administration of their schools. Do they have the right to foster the name change? Certainly. But that, undoubtedly, wasnít their most brilliant move in furthering the name brand identification of their various schools.

Iíd guess Nebraska Wesleyan thought they were entering the Iowa Conference with a possible future name change to include them in the conference name in a way that would more accurately reflect their geographical location. The fact is that  Lincoln is about 55 miles west of the Missouri River which seems to be what is generally thought of as the western boundary of the ARC. 👎

As far as the conference slogan ďRivers RisingĒ perhaps the powers that be forgot that when that happens, the result is often something you don't really want to contend with. Itís called flooding! 😏

Saw a brochure recently advertising a fall Great American River cruise from Pittsburgh to Louisville. Along the way it passes the towns of Dubuque, Decorah, Waverly, Storm Lake, Cedar Rapids, Pella, Indianola, and Lincoln! 🤥 🤫

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:48:39 pm »
not sure if it's on here, but I'm hearing that Bob Jones U is going D3 in the near future
Yes, they are in the exploratory year.

However, there are no tributaries of the Mississippi or Missouri Rivers near the Bob Jones U campus, so they will need to find another conference.
 ;)   ;D   :)  ::)

Perhaps they could join a new conference which is in itís formative stages.
The Netflix and Chill Conference.........Where at all conference member institutions, the phrase is taken literally. 😌

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:35:42 pm »
Not sure whether the CCIW could have used such an 'excuse' to exclude the W!  Probably not - the "Wisconsin" glacier during the last Ice Age included much of Illinois (can't recall for sure, but probably Rock Island, Bloomington, and Decatur - certainly the Chicago-land schools).

Why would they want to exclude the W? ??? Being associated with the best state only increases the conference's prestige. ;D

🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄
🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀
 ;D


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Central Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:19:06 pm »
Any chance Chris Jones will return to Whitewater for his senior season?

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:53:03 pm »
BTW - Wofford and any other player could injure themselves just as likely in practice. Sometimes stuff happens.

A prime example occurring just this past season when All Conference player, and 1,000 point scorer, Erwin Henry of North Central broke his foot in practice, and missed what proved to be the last nine games of the season.

Certainly wasnít the first time, and wonít be the last. 😏

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West Region football / Re: FB: American Rivers Conference
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:30:48 pm »


It's 3,049,200 cubits, Lincoln to Dubuque

Along that great American River, the Linbuque. 🛶 😏

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West Region football / Re: FB: American Rivers Conference
« on: August 11, 2018, 03:34:47 pm »
I like the name change. More reflects the current makeup of the league. After winning the menís basketball title NWU gave notice we are now more than a nice little conference of colleges in quaint Iowa towns.

Yep. Life is quite different in the Pleasure Capital of The Plains (thats what we called it when I was at NWU) than it is in Waverly, IA.

The American Rivers Conference? Really? Being a Midwest guy, I naturally first think of the Mississippi, but there are lots of well known American rivers. Are we talking schools in the Hudson River Valley? The Ohio River Valley? Perhaps schools along the banks of the Rio Grande? Or in states the Colorado River runs through? 😏

American Rivers just doesnít seem like it immediately conjures up an image of Iowa, or of Nebraska for that matter. But I guess what matters is whether fans and students of the member schools like it. 🤗


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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:14:07 pm »
IWU will face the Fighting Illini on Friday November 2 in Champaign...

https://www.iwusports.com/news/2018/8/9/titans-to-face-illini-in-mens-basketball-exhibition-on-nov-2.aspx

Surprising considering they saw just how wrong this can go last season. Last thing any team needs is an injury to a top player in an exhibition game (i.e. Pierson Wofford).

Are the odds of injury greater playing the University of Illinois vs Olivet Nazarene?

Assuming players are going to want to go at U of I a little harder than they would against Olivet.

Not.
Players are going to be attempting to cement their spot as a starter, or to become a member of the regular rotation if not a starter. Accordingly, they should be going full out no matter the opponent. 🏀

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:51:41 pm »
Congrats to Maggie McCloskey-Bax! Her time serving with Coach Bernero should enable her to "hit the ground running."
My guess is that no one from the 2017-18 Cardinals roster has a guaranteed spot for '18-'19. Hardly any of the potential returnees were consistently productive. Lyndsay Brennan may be the most reliable returning player. Who else comes to mind, lmitzel?
Many players have potential for some improvement. Interesting newcomers are expected, as well.

Last year was a bummer but it was a very young team. I'd think that the freshmen and sophomores are only going to get better. I'd agree that Lyndsay Brennan might be the best returning player, though I'd put Maya Walls and Siarra O'Neill right there too along with Natali Dimitrova if you're just looking at upperclassmen. Haydn Braun will probably get more run at the point with Mayson Whipple graduated, Bekah Foley should be healthy after missing a chunk of last year, and they get 2017 recruit Kylie Modaff back from her knee injury that kept her out all last year.

And take this for what it's worth, but before she left Michelle Roof told me she thought this recruiting class was the best one she had. Whether her departure changed anything or not I don't know, but there's a lot of talent coming in. And this will be a young team again: I think there will only be two seniors on this year's roster barring something weird happening.

Hopefully the new coach will be able to convince all of the recruits to follow through on their decisions to attend NCC. Another task that needs to be addressed is the hiring of a top, and possibly a 2nd, assistant coach in order to fully ignite the 2019-2020 recruiting efforts.

No telling how good any of them will ultimately be, but Iíve learned that the task highlighted above in red, has been accomplished.  :)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:39:27 pm »
For those of you keeping score at home, the tally is now Matt Nadelhoffer 3, Steve Schweer 3. ;)

Greg, you've lost me here - to what are you referencing?

My guess is how many cciw schools where they played/coached?

Undoubtedly, Gotberg.  :)
But it wouldnít be a shock to see SS return to the CCIW at some point down the road. 🛣 🙂

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