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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: The Basketball Tournament
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:37:01 pm »
I'll give you this, Chuck: You're a good sport.

Totally true. I've definitely dished a lot out in your direction over the decades. :)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: The Basketball Tournament
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:34:03 pm »
Glad to see Iwu is still playing!

From now on, I'm going to call you "Chuck". ;)

Is this where I mention learning about the 1997 national title in the alumni magazine? Or is this where we talk about barely making the CCIW tournament and running the table to win the baseball national championship? I need to know!

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: The Basketball Tournament
« on: June 16, 2018, 12:57:41 pm »
Thanks for going through this list -- Albany hasn't been D-III since the mid-1990s, and Ojo played for Pfeiffer as a D-II team, but good list.

Glad to see Iwu is still playing!

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Why don't we schedule any pre season games with you guys I'd love to play all the old school dudes!  :-X

Most schools don't travel that far for scrimmages.

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: June 06, 2018, 03:05:26 pm »
Ron -- thank you. I appreciate the shout-out and your support, as well as anyone else's support.

Worry not -- D3football.com will still be well cared-for this August. :)

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West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:59:49 pm »
He's seeing purple haze, I think.

I mean, anything resembling a description of anything would be helpful here.

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That Nov. 10 game for Trine with Illinois Tech is probably an exhibition.  MIAA schools need 11 non-conference games after the 14 league games for a total of no more than 25 regular season contests.  Nov. 15 is the official start day of the D3 season.



Olivet is playing 4 D2's next Winter including defending D2 champ Ferris State.  First two will be exhibitions for the Comets.

Oct. 27  Lake Superior State
Dec 9   Ferris State
Dec 29  Findley
Dec 30  Saginaw Valley State

They passed the Nov 8th starting date, right?  Doesn't that take effect for 2018-2019?

Having punched in a bunch of schedules in recent days, I can confirm. :(

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West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: June 05, 2018, 12:01:32 am »
Why did Pat change the front page? it took me 3 minutes to figure out the hidden pages.    ::)

? The design of the front page hasn't changed in a couple of years. When was the last time you visited?  ;D

... glad you changed it back!  :-*

Nothing has changed today, either. What are you seeing?

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:23:07 pm »
Changes in scoring also strike me amusingly as a misguided attempt by some executive to regain relevance of a marketing technique that had become "ho-hum" due to decades of a sole winner. The outcome will be just the opposite ---the Directors' Cup is now a bit more irrelevant as an over-engineered award with more scoring changes likely in the future until there are few repeat winners in order to appeal more broadly to Learfield's customer base.

Seems unlikely that Learfield's customer base cares much about how the D-III award is handed out.

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National topics / Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:16:46 pm »
Next year, the new super-regional format will solve this problem for the rest of the country.  I expect to see the west region funneled into two, three-team regionals (Texas and West Coast sub-regionals).  The winners will play for the right to a world series berth.  No more moving strong west teams in to other regions and the chance of two west teams playing for the championship.  Good thing it happened while it still could..

Doesn't sound like there will be three-team regionals. They'll do two-team regionals, which will be best-of-five series.

The possibility of two team regionals makes things even worse for the west.  So in that instance, the ideal case for the budget conscious NCAA, you will see the NWC/SCIAC and ASC/SCAC champs both in two team regionals, with the winners playing in the super regional (requiring only 2 total flights). 

With the current 6 team regional, you had to expect at least 3 fly-ins into the West, no matter where it was hosted.  Also, the ability to bus in a "bubble" pool c team to the west regional, might have played in the local team's favor in the "unwritten" national evaluation criteria,  budgetary impact. 

Pool C's in the west are going to have to have a very compelling resume to justify those additional flights needed to expand the two 2 team regionals to a 2 and 4 team regional.  Additionally, It seems unlikely that you would see the two west subregional winners matched up with any other region, as that would create the need for an additional flight. 

I can't envision a way that you will see two west teams in the WS again with this new format.
As delighted as I was to see UT-Tyler moved to the Central, I also share your concern.  There are times when I thought that the geography worked for a worthy Pool C bubble team, just as there were years when the geography may not have worked. (I have followed D3 baseball since the early 2000's).  The quality of teams in D3 now is so consistent at the top that the 16th Pool C bid is as much luck as anything. The D3baseball.com mock selection did not have UT-Tyler in the field.

Look at how the D3 baseball.com Week #12 Top 25 performed.

 http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=7917.msg1871234#msg1871234

I am not decrying the use of polls. It helps the fan stay abreast of the changes in the division across the country. It makes the season more fun. On the other hand, to quote a familiar voice in the D3 family, we do have more upsets than March Madness.

I am sad to lose UT-Tyler as a host venue for D-3 (even when they don't get the tarp on the field as for the finals of the 2017 Regional) because Rhodes and Millsaps could be bussed here.  If Centenary LA wants to host, then that is a venue where we can pick up some non-West Region schools.

In a four-team regional, there will be less of an issue finding hosts. It's a big undertaking to host a six-team or eight-team regional, but hosting a four-team regional is a much smaller burden on a D-III athletic department.

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West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:48:14 pm »
Why did Pat change the front page? it took me 3 minutes to figure out the hidden pages.    ::)

? The design of the front page hasn't changed in a couple of years. When was the last time you visited?  ;D

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National topics / Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« on: May 30, 2018, 06:57:50 pm »
Next year, the new super-regional format will solve this problem for the rest of the country.  I expect to see the west region funneled into two, three-team regionals (Texas and West Coast sub-regionals).  The winners will play for the right to a world series berth.  No more moving strong west teams in to other regions and the chance of two west teams playing for the championship.  Good thing it happened while it still could..

Doesn't sound like there will be three-team regionals. They'll do two-team regionals, which will be best-of-five series.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:32:09 pm »
I heard about this and found it hard to believe that school had any quarterbacks left to transfer out!

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:31:19 pm »

Pat Coleman

I used to log on, make a post, and then log off. Now I tend to stay logged on. Can that cause any problems for me? Remember, I'm old. I get mixed up and I forget things. Thanks!

No, not necessarily. If you are using your computer and not a public one, then you should be perfectly fine.

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UW-Oshkosh has hired Matt Lewis as its interim head coach for the men's basketball program. Lewis, an assistant under Pat Juckem the past six seasons, will serve as the Titans' head coach in 2018-19.

It sounds like Matt Lewis will be the interim coach for this upcoming season -- just waiting on the proper person to apply their signature to finish the process.

Guess they found the right HR person finally!

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