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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: October 29, 2020, 11:58:25 am »
He is attending a junior college, but saving a year of eligibility by not playing.

This point may be moot, since it seems more and more likely that everybody outside of the NAIA (and perhaps a few stray NCAA schools here or there) is going to save a year of eligibility by not playing.


Isn't it a fact, according to the NCAA, that most everyone is going to save their eligibility even WHILE playing? (to the extent there is a season)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: October 25, 2020, 05:15:35 pm »
Wheaton finally posted their 2020 roster, which is the first confirmation I have seen of their incoming class (previously posted by Titan Q), made up of 3 freshmen:

Luke Bitters, 6-0 G, Duxbury, MA
Nate Sock. 6-4 G, Littleton, CO
Nick Schiavallo, 6-4 G, Columbus, IN

No Luke Anthony or Spencer Peterson on this roster.

Also not on this years roster from last year:

Chris Swardstrom, 6-4 G Irvin, CA
Thomas Lipscomb, 6-9 F, Overland Park, KS
Stone Sinek, 6-1 G, Fullerton, CA
Christian St Germain, 6-5 G, Apopka, FL
JT Reeves, 6-6 F, Lexington, SC

Besides Anthony and Peterson (who was out with an ACL last year) it appears only Lipscomb played any significant minutes last year.


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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:24:07 am »
Front page news:

Coast Guard and Merchant Marines will have a 1 game season in their rivalry game. (https://www.d3football.com/notables/2020/09/cup-rivals-set-to-meet-in-2020)

How about it NCC and Wheaton? 1 game for the Bell in 2020? No one loses eligibility, no hotel, no fans, just a couple great teams going at it for a legendary local trophy.

This is what D3 needs! Let's make it happen!

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 16, 2020, 03:31:25 pm »
There are a number of sports that are modeling the correct way to return to play and I think the Big Ten has seen that and is moving ahead. I think it makes sense with the current ability to test and contact trace. We haven't seen widespread infections in these "bubbles" at this point. I am cautiously optimistic.

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North Region football / Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:12:07 pm »
I think the Thunder and NCC should play a best of 3 football series this year. Why not? Games don't count toward eligibility, two top 5 teams can compete against each other with no overnight stay. Have every kid get tested before and after each game for safety.

Seems like a no-brainer. Whose with me?

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New coach with an old name for the Thunder sidelines. Not a surprising development, but noteworthy nonetheless:

https://athletics.wheaton.edu/news/2020/8/19/thunder-football-appointment-of-mikey-swider-as.aspx

Sorry, the link should work now

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USee,


I know Wheaton had a bunch of 5th year seniors returning.   I wonder how they stick it out another year to try to play in the Fall of '21.  Seems like a tall ask.  Thoughts?

Doubtful. Canít sit around for a year with 1 class left to graduate. Need to move on at some point. I suspect a couple will wait it out but most will get going with their lives. Too bad because Wheaton would have been loaded this fall with an early game against NCC and their inexperienced QB vs our Veteran.

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Rutter released by the 49ers. Covid has limited rosters for camp and BC9 seems to be a casualty of that fact. Interesting tidbit about his signing bonus.

https://heavy.com/sports/2020/07/49ers-release-quarterback-receiver-rutter/

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http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/diii-management-council-approves-flexibility-define-playing-season-days


I'm confident both the CCIW and WIAC will announce cancellation this week.

Though this didn't get announced last week I am hearing it's a done deal (Not surprisingly) and we will hear shortly.

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I am increasingly skeptical we are going to see any D3 football this fall. I just don't see it happening given the current environment and the decisions being made. It will be interesting to see if D3 tries to push things to spring for football and then what do 5th year seniors do (Wheaton has a bunch).

If they cancel the non conference slate (likely) and try to play conference only, I presume that means no scrimmages against other opponents so the first competition weekend in the CCIW would be Sept 19 (Wheaton @NCC). That's an interesting dynamic.


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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: July 13, 2020, 06:33:21 pm »
Capital could go with Pentellos. Although they better check the history books and see which side of the Civil War Rocky fought on. I mean he was active during that era too, I believe   ;D

In all seriousness, Iím surprised Crusaders is the first mascot to fall. In my small brain it is far from the most offensive.

Wheaton let go of its Crusaders about 20 years ago. Alvernia did the same more recently.


In the case of Wheaton (IL), they had many graduates who were missionaries, and feared for those in Muslim countries, where 'Crusaders' is quite understandably a 'no-no' (at least, that is the story I've heard).

Either that or they feared all those muslims in the west suburbs of Chicago. Not sure how many Muslims living in other countries knew where Wheaton College was, let alone their mascot name.

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The Ivy League is set to announce tomorrow there will be no fall sports. 3 of the schools have already said only freshman and juniors will attend in fall and soph and seniors in spring.  That likely means no sports all year.  Itís and interesting precedent they are settting.

It's very much in keeping with what we've seen in D3 thus far, in that the vast majority of the schools that have canceled fall sports in our division of the NCAA have been well-heeled institutions in the Northeast that have the deep pockets which make athletics a strictly optional campus-life function rather than a key aspect of admissions and operating budget.

Judging from the competitiveness of some of the Ivy League sports programs, I think "Optional Campus-Life Function" is a bit of an old stereotype. Harvard Basketball is signing top 100 recruits and getting top 20 recruiting classes. There are many Ivy League NFL players. I think you are right in the sense the administrations are not beholden to the revenue of major college sports, but those are areas of focus for many of the Ivy League schools.

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The Ivy League is set to announce tomorrow there will be no fall sports. 3 of the schools have already said only freshman and juniors will attend in fall and soph and seniors in spring.  That likely means no sports all year.  Itís and interesting precedent they are settting. 

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West Region football / Re: FB: American Rivers Conference
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:52:35 pm »
Think about this for a moment:  a coach in D3 provides a star player with an automobile -- both before he enrolls and for many months after.  Does one need a PhD and a big office to see how absolutely stupid and immoral that is?

It's definitely against the rules and as such is pretty stupid. But immoral? If breaking an obvious rule is immoral, then yes, but the actual act of an adult loaning a college kid his car? That's pretty far from immoral.

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West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: July 01, 2020, 01:15:59 pm »
With all due respect, this board, as I understand it, is a message board for issues related to NWC football. I am pretty sure it isn't "owned" by anyone without the name "Guru" or "Administrator" so it's available to any approved poster on this site.

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