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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: November 18, 2020, 01:22:02 pm »
Yep, thanks for flagging that.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: October 29, 2020, 09:53:57 am »
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Related question, do the kids still learn phonics, or has SLIAC simply been added to the sight word list these days.

My daughter just started kindergarten which is virtual three days a week. She sits in my office (which is also my bedroom) and I get to hear her reading lessons throughout the week.

They learn phonics and use sight words, which is a new concept to me. When I tell my daughter to "sound it out" (which is what they told me 35 years ago), she looks at me funny. The students chant things like B - bat - buh, and now it's stuck in my head, too. It seems to work. She's making good progress.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: October 25, 2020, 11:04:20 pm »
Provisional Pipeline for 2020-21
First year full members: Brevard, Dean, Pfeiffer
*3rd year provisional members: SUNY Delhi, JWU-Denver
2nd year provisional members: Pratt, University of St Thomas (Texas), Mississippi University for Women.
1st year provisional members: Bob Jones, Warren Wilson
Exploratory: Manor College

* Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

JWU-Denver (SCAC) ends athletics immediately
Pine Manor ends athletics immediately
MacMurray (SLIAC) closes its doors

Conference Changes Starting in 2020-2021
Arcadia shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Cazenovia leaves the NEAC for the NAC
D'Youville leaves the AMCC and Division III for Division II
Dean leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Eastern shifts from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth
Finlandia joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Franciscan leaves the AMCC for the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Keuka leaves the NEAC for the E8
Lycoming shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Pratt joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Suffolk leaves the GNAC for the CCC
SUNY Cobleskill leaves the NEAC for the NAC
SUNY Delhi leaves the ACAA for the NAC
SUNY Poly leaves the NEAC for the NAC
UC Santa Cruz joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Valley Forge leaves the ACAA for the CSAC
York (Pa.) leaves the CAC for the MAC Commonwealth

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Iowa Wesleyan leaves SLIAC and NCAA for NAIA
Louisiana College leaves ASC and NCAA for NAIA
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South (tentative)
Southern Virginia leaves the CAC for the USA South
St. Mary's (Md.) leaves the CAC for the NEAC
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will join Division I (Summit League)
St. Scholastica leaves the UMAC for the MIAC

Conference Changes Starting in 2022-2023
Elms leaves the NECC for the GNAC

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:19:17 pm »
Bump...

Provisional Pipeline for 2020-21
First year full members: Brevard, Dean, Pfeiffer
*3rd year provisional members: SUNY Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Colo.)
2nd year provisional members: Pratt, University of St Thomas (Texas), Mississippi University for Women.
1st year provisional members: Bob Jones, Warren Wilson
Exploratory: Manor College

* Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

JWU-Denver (SCAC) ends athletics immediately
Pine Manor ends athletics immediately
MacMurray (SLIAC) closes its doors

Conference Changes Starting in 2020-2021
Arcadia shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Cazenovia leaves the NEAC for the NAC
D'Youville leaves the AMCC and Division III for Division II
Dean leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Eastern shifts from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth
Finlandia joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Franciscan leaves the AMCC for the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Keuka leaves the NEAC for the E8
Lycoming shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Pratt joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Suffolk leaves the GNAC for the CCC
SUNY Cobleskill leaves the NEAC for the NAC
SUNY Delhi leaves the ACAA for the NAC
SUNY Poly leaves the NEAC for the NAC
UC Santa Cruz joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Valley Forge leaves the ACAA for the CSAC
York (Pa.) leaves the CAC for the MAC Commonwealth

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Iowa Wesleyan leaves SLIAC and NCAA for NAIA
Louisiana College leaves ASC and NCAA for NAIA
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South (tentative)
Southern Virginia leaves the CAC for the USA South
St. Mary's (Md.) leaves the CAC for the NEAC
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will join Division I (Summit League)
St. Scholastica leaves the UMAC for the MIAC

Conference Changes Starting in 2022-2023
Elms leaves the NECC for the GNAC

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: September 21, 2020, 01:08:15 pm »
Provisional Pipeline for 2020-21
First year full members: Brevard, Dean, Pfeiffer
*3rd year provisional members: SUNY Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Colo.)
2nd year provisional members: Pratt, University of St Thomas (Texas), Mississippi University for Women.
1st year provisional members: Bob Jones, Warren Wilson
Exploratory: Manor College

* Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

JWU-Denver (SCAC) ends athletics immediately
Pine Manor ends athletics immediately
MacMurray (SLIAC) closes its doors

Conference Changes Starting in 2020-2021
Arcadia shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Cazenovia leaves the NEAC for the NAC
D'Youville leaves the AMCC and Division III for Division II
Dean leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Eastern shifts from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth
Finlandia joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Franciscan leaves the AMCC for the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Keuka leaves the NEAC for the E8
Lycoming shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Pratt joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Suffolk leaves the GNAC for the CCC
SUNY Cobleskill leaves the NEAC for the NAC
SUNY Delhi leaves the ACAA for the NAC
SUNY Poly leaves the NEAC for the NAC
UC Santa Cruz joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Valley Forge leaves the ACAA for the CSAC
York (Pa.) leaves the CAC for the MAC Commonwealth

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Iowa Wesleyan leaves SLIAC and NCAA for NAIA
Louisiana College leaves ASC and NCAA for NAIA
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South (tentative)
Southern Virginia leaves the CAC for the USA South
St. Mary's (Md.) leaves the CAC for the NEAC
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will join Division I (Summit League)
St. Scholastica leaves the UMAC for the MIAC

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:08:40 pm »
Torchie: Gone but not forgotten

We need a highlight video set to this song. The band is from Rockford, Ill.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 20, 2020, 03:02:32 pm »
Please tell me that his name is pronounced "Ragin' Shine..."

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Covid Impact on Conference Scheduling
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:05:49 pm »
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Intercollegiate squash competition is governed by the College Squash Association. Here's the list of the schools that sponsor men's varsity squash teams in the CSA. It's a list that's very telling in terms of both the narrowly regional interest and the traditional socioeconomic base of the sport:

Trinity (Conn.) was a juggernaut in squash for a while, winning every match and championship for a span of 13 years (Eat your heart out, John Wooden!). I was there for the start of it and friends with the key recruit who started it all. Two things I always appreciated about Trinity's approach to squash.

First, those dudes generally worked hard in class and outside of it. They were clearly into the academic side of their experience. Same thing for the women's players.

Second, the men's coach was very open to people like me who had never heard of squash but liked to dink around on his courts. He taught squash for beginners and opened the facility up to the general student public. Imagine Coach K deciding to open Cameron Indoor to Duke's student body.

That was 20 years ago and, for all I know, the Bants may have a super-fancy facility restricted to the players. But they were about as proletarian as a squash team at a liberal arts school could be in the late 90s. :)

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Yes, all the POYs from the last decade except Erica DeCandido and Kate Kerrigan ended up on our team. Lett got the nod over both because she won a title. Admittedly Erica didn't get the chance since the tournament was cancelled with Tufts still in it, and that sucks.

We started the review process by asking...

* Who made All-American multiple times with at least one first place finish?
* Who was Player of the Year and what did they do in that season?

That left one spot for someone who didn't meet one of those criteria. The person who filled that spot had one more AA placement than Solari did and it was a second place finish.


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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: July 19, 2020, 10:49:22 pm »
Yeah, I have no idea but appreciate the insight. I never played or had anyone close to me who played football growing up. Baseball (other than shoulder fatigue) and basketball didn't really have the same injury issues.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:40:05 pm »
Would it be safe from a student athlete perspective to play spring football in 2021 and then fall football in 2021? I know a lot of sports are really year-round through things like summer leagues or AAU, but is football different because of the physical toll that the sport has?


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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:03:53 pm »
Here's a quote from the MIAC Commissioner in an article that ran in Inside Higher Education today:

Dan McKane, commissioner of the Minnesota conference, said via email, "The MIAC Councils have planned meetings over the next week to review fall athletics. We have built a full plan that allows for competition and addresses if institutions opt to not play this fall. I feel our window to play fall sports is narrowing with the recent NCAA recommendation for weekly testing of high risk sports. Testing is not readily available, test results are slow, and currently tests are costly."

Full article

If the NCAA recommends weekly testing, I think some schools that are holding on -- those who need the enrollment jolt that sports provided for financial reasons -- are going to go the other way. I don't have any insight into the budget at schools like Hartwick or Wilkes, but that's a big chunk of change to find when enrollment revenues are already in question.

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Sorry to be a downer, but it doesn't sound like the MIAC itself is optimistic.

Here's what the Commissioner said in an article that ran in Inside Higher Education today:

Dan McKane, commissioner of the Minnesota conference, said via email, "The MIAC Councils have planned meetings over the next week to review fall athletics. We have built a full plan that allows for competition and addresses if institutions opt to not play this fall. I feel our window to play fall sports is narrowing with the recent NCAA recommendation for weekly testing of high risk sports. Testing is not readily available, test results are slow, and currently tests are costly."

Full article

If the NCAA recommends weekly testing, I think some schools that are holding on -- those who need the enrollment jolt that sports provided for financial reasons -- are going to go the other way.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 10, 2020, 04:45:04 pm »
bump

Provisional Pipeline for 2020-21
First year full members: Brevard, Dean, Pfeiffer
*3rd year provisional members: SUNY Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Colo.)
2nd year provisional members: Pratt, University of St Thomas (Texas), Mississippi University for Women.
1st year provisional members: Bob Jones, Warren Wilson
Exploratory: Manor College

*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

JWU-Denver (SCAC) ends athletics immediately
MacMurray (SLIAC) closes its doors

Conference Changes Starting in 2020-2021
Arcadia shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Cazenovia leaves the NEAC for the NAC
D'Youville leaves the AMCC and Division III for Division II
Dean leaves the NECC for the GNAC
Eastern shifts from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth
Finlandia joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Franciscan leaves the AMCC for the Presidents' Athletic Conference
Keuka leaves the NEAC for the E8
Lycoming shifts from the MAC Commonwealth to the MAC Freedom
Pine Manor joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger*
Pratt joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Suffolk leaves the GNAC for the CCC
SUNY Cobleskill leaves the NEAC for the NAC
SUNY Delhi leaves the ACAA for the NAC
SUNY Poly leaves the NEAC for the NAC
UC Santa Cruz joins the CAC as part of the ACAA-CAC merger
Valley Forge leaves the ACAA for the CSAC
York (Pa.) leaves the CAC for the MAC Commonwealth

* I assume Pine Manor will compete in the CAC in 2020-21 and then end athletics as part of its two-year "teach out" period with Boston College.

Conference Changes Starting in 2021-2022
Iowa Wesleyan leaves SLIAC and NCAA for NAIA
Louisiana College leaves ASC and NCAA for NAIA
Mary Baldwin will add men's program, begin play in the USA South (tentative)
Southern Virginia leaves the CAC for the USA South
St. Mary's (Md.) leaves the CAC for the NEAC
St. Norbert leaves the MWC for the NACC
St. Thomas involuntarily removed from MIAC, will go to ???
St. Scholastica leaves the UMAC for the MIAC

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