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Messages - Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan)

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We just had CooXooEii Black graduate from Colorado College (he might've been the SCAC POY). His first name is Arapaho, I believe, and pronounced "Jock-a-hay."

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San Antonio assistant Will Hardy (Williams alum) began as a Spurs intern and worked his way up.  He coached the G-League affiliate at some point, so I don't know if you're counting that as "previous experience" or not, since it was with the same organization.

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Northeast Region / Re: NEWMAC
« on: September 12, 2020, 04:14:39 pm »
Big news from the NBA, too bad nobody reads this conference's board:

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1304443132176670722

Adrian Wojnarowski
@wojespn

The Grizzlies hired MIT women’s coach Sonia Raman as an assistant coach, team says.

Some of us do.

I wonder whether she's the first NBA coach (male or female) with no professional, D1, or D2 background.

I don't think I'm giving away any secrets when I say that she's a brilliant coach and (so far as I know) adored by her players.

A lot of NBA coaches catch on as interns and move up the ranks.  Williams grad and SA assistant is one of them.  He'll likely be an NBA head coach soon without having coached anywhere but the Spurs organization.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:03:47 am »

Maybe they become the Carthage Boscos and the mascot is a giant bottle of chocolate syrup?

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:00:54 am »
Before anything happens all schools need clarity from the NCAA on season length, start date/end dates, dates of post-season and criteria for selection.  I'm not sure we've had much of that, but I haven't been paying much attention.    After all that is answered schools can begin squeezing in any games they want to add.


At our present course, IMO at this time, odds seem higher there isn't going to be Winter sports at all vs some basketball in December.

They're just getting around to figuring out spring schedules for fall sports.  I assume they'll get to winter sports when they finish with that.  It appears they're pretty close to getting the soccer schedule worked out.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:01:02 pm »
literally what I think about every time I hear bosco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9GjBGuI2Aw


....and secretly always wanted to do this.

I always think of Seinfeld, because that drink (and its rival, Ovaltine) gets mentioned in a couple of episodes with regard to the stand-up comedy routine of one of Jerry Seinfeld's rival comedians, Kenny Banya.


This is obvious, right?  Carthage Jumbos with an elephant mascot named Hannibal.  Done and done.

That is a great idea, Ryan.

It was not obvious to me, but it is now.

I do think they will go with a more gender neutral mascot name.  Maybe just Jumbo.

Jumbx.

Bosco is George's ATM pin, as well, I believe.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 10, 2020, 08:36:41 am »

This is obvious, right?  Carthage Jumbos with an elephant mascot named Hannibal.  Done and done.

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Northeast Region / Re: Commonwealth Coast Conference
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:43:28 am »

ENC was in the CCC a few years back when they made the decision to escape the Crusaders mascot.  I lobbied hard for the school to adopt McMurry's path and go without a mascot moving forward, but the current athletes at the time were overwhelmingly in favor of having something.  They went with Lions.  If that isn't "loving your enemies," I don't know what is.

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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« on: August 31, 2020, 10:38:47 am »
Schools can claim whatever they want.  Most of those "national titles" so many football schools claim on the basis of poll voting aren't officially titles.  Nothing stops Swat from putting a banner up in the gym.


As for playing in the Spring.  I believe there will be basketball and probably a tournament of some kind.  Do I expect every school will participate?  No way.  Schools are going to need some cover somewhere - either national infection numbers that show clear progress or a successful and widespread vaccine program.  Schools that currently have students on campus will probably find a way to play sports after the new year.  Schools that aren't letting anyone on campus are much more up in the air.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 30, 2020, 06:29:19 pm »

Correlation vs causation is like first week intro to Sociology stuff.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:08:09 pm »
Maybe they're going to run a jv squad? Maybe covid restrictions limit practice to half the squad and Semling still wants to be able to run 5on5s? Maybe they're planning for more missed games due to positive tests? Lots of reasons for a big roster.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:05:26 pm »

I really don't care about this fight at all, but I do care about logic. Assuming that graph displays correct info, it's assuming hcq is the only factor in the COVID death rate. If it isn't the only factor, a graph like this is basically worthless.

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 23, 2020, 09:11:53 am »
Heard on the radio how important Eye Tea Specialists are these days. Eye tea doesn't sound appetizing to me.

It might not taste good, but it's full of Vitamin See.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 13, 2020, 09:22:32 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what happens for d3.  D1 will almost certainly have some kind of season and will absolutely have a men's basketball tournament.

If we've learned anything in the past five months, it's that there are no absolutes.

I guess not, but it's hard to see the NCAA surviving another missed tourney.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 13, 2020, 07:16:29 pm »
I for one hope to be around to see him play!  If the boy is as good as his father....I will think Amherst will recruit him hard😎.
By the way...is your son becoming a Nescac player?

Sounds like Amherst should start recruiting some players for the upcoming season, assuming it will even take place. Robinson, Day, and Timmy McCarthy are supposedly taking gap years as well as an incoming FY player. Che is considering graduation in December and playing elsewhere in 2021-22. Any other similar developments in NESCAC that people are hearing about?

No insight on specific players, but I've heard that there will be a lot of players doing this. At this point it seems pretty unlikely there will be a season any way.

It'll be interesting to see what happens for d3.  D1 will almost certainly have some kind of season and will absolutely have a men's basketball tournament.

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