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Messages - David Collinge

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: July 05, 2016, 09:37:43 pm »
Matt Croci is tagged as the interim head coach, but surely that's just a formality. I can't imagine a better candidate than the Tiger legend. Best of luck to Matt in his new role.

I see you were right (no surprise there) as the interim part of his title has been removed.

http://m.springfieldnewssun.com/news/sports/matt-croci-named-basketball-coach-of-wittenberg-ti/nrr9X/

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: June 02, 2016, 10:45:44 pm »
Matt Croci is tagged as the interim head coach, but surely that's just a formality. I can't imagine a better candidate than the Tiger legend. Best of luck to Matt in his new role.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: April 19, 2016, 07:17:44 am »
Sad to report the passing of Frank Knorr yesterday. Frank, a former Director of Development at the College of Wooster, was a great supporter of Scots basketball and logged many miles traveling with the team. Frank was also a long-time lurker on this page who knew of and respected all of the veteran posters here, regardless of affiliation. And he was a great guy, fun to be around. I am sad this day.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:55:04 pm »
The 1904 Olympics included a basketball tournament with a professional division championship comprised mostly YMCA teams and a college division which featured Hiram, Wheaton and Brigham Young.  Hiram won the championship over Wheaton (IL), 23-20.  This was, by some accounts, the first national (or world) college basketball championship.

Someone needs to update the stats for 1904 on the D3 vs. D1/D2/NAIA/NCCAA board. And the D3 Championship BeltTM board.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: March 24, 2016, 06:14:05 pm »
Just to be clear, my prediction of a top 15 placement for Wooster was just that-- a prediction. After 17 years of fairly close poll-watching, I have a certain amount of familiarity with how the poll works. I did not intend to comment on the merits of that ranking, one way or the other.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: March 23, 2016, 09:24:18 pm »
Probably more a matter of "peaking at the right time;" if there's one program in D3 that generally does not get overlooked by the poll voters, it's Wooster.

Also a bracket that avoided the entire Great Lakes and Midwest Regions. :)

This.

No slight to the Scots, who are certainly very good, but ... this. ;)
Hey, I'm not the one arguing they should be ranked -- although we all know, I am sure, that they've secured a top 15 slot in the final poll, regardless of what happens from here on out.


Wooster was really young and didn't play a great schedule.  They're surviving on ball control and one guy scoring.  They're going to be a great team next year, that's for sure.  I saw them play two games at Catholic and they weren't even the best team in that pod.  Obviously going on a run will help that impression, but unless they win tonight, I don't know that it would greatly change my perception on them right now.  Walking a tightrope, is how I'd describe them.

That being said, a lot of the teams near the bottom of my poll did poorly in the tournament and won't be ranked, so there will probably be room for Wooster - I just don't know that they're Top 15 (at least until the preseason poll this fall).

14th in the final poll.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:50:58 pm »
CNU loses only 2 games this year, to the U of St. Thomas Tommies tonight and to Scranton, which, before it was taken over by the Jesuits in 1945, was the College of St. Thomas Tommies.
I don't doubt you're right. +1

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 18, 2016, 06:29:20 pm »
I would feature my Muskies in my signature if there was actually something to feature.

As previously mentioned on the NACC board, the only claim to fame the Muskies have is winning the NACC tournament as a 6th seed (all the road wins were in OT)...but during a year the conference tournament champion didn't receive the NCAA AQ!

I spent my childhood growing up at Pointer games as my dad was a professor at UWSP and led the pepband (this includes 3 trips to Kansas City as a member of the NAIA). I spent 3 years at Lakeland. If the Muskies ever do accomplish anything on the hardwood, I'll probably be the 2nd person to let you know. My personal claim to fame as a Muskie was being a member on the only conference championship in Lakeland history in soccer.

 Well, there was Senator Ed Muskie of Maine.

Stop, you're making me cry.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« on: March 17, 2016, 07:22:08 pm »
Otterbein is cool, one of my favorite older gyms. It's been a while since I've been there, and my memories are not so clear, so I decided not to mention it. I'm glad you did.

Where we disagree is Ohio Northern, which I consider to be the worst venue I've ever seen a game in. The snowball-throwing Polar Bear statue is the only redeeming feature I can think of. But as you say, and the point is well taken, to each his own.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: March 16, 2016, 07:26:56 pm »
Maybe I'm just stupid, but what do the asterisks signify?

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Coolest Gym in each Conference
« on: March 16, 2016, 07:22:52 pm »
I can't give a player's perspective, but as a fan, I've been to 7 of the 10 NCAC venues and 6 of the 10 in the OAC, and my favorites by wide margins are Kenyon and Capital, respectively. Outside of Ohio, I like Hanover's gym very much.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 15, 2016, 07:26:57 pm »
Wooster - loses starter Kipfer, but Fanelly and Williams return. Lalonde started and played 24 game. I assume he got hurt, he's a senior too
Alex LaLonde had blood clots found in his arm, which cost him the remainder of his senior season. He's had three surgeries since. He and Kipfer are the only contributors graduating, while Fanelly and Milt Davis will be the only seniors on the squad next year. It's a young squad.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 14, 2016, 10:47:01 pm »
Even if each school sells their "allotment," I can only assume there's tickets for the general public. For the Final Four, they probably open up enough seats to hold 5,000. The Internet says it holds 6,800, but they always tarp off some seats. But, has a single game ever had a capacity of even 3,500?

Yeah, I was there in 2014 and there were plenty of empty seats for both games.  Very good (and loud) crowd, but no where near the fire marshall's capacity!

In 2012 IWU was in both FF's, so I stayed home to be able to better follow both teams.  The men lost in the semis; I still am kicking myself for not heading over to Holland (only about three hours away) afterwards to watch the Titan women win their first (and so far only) national title the next day.

  The line forms to the right to join in. :) I went to the semifinals of Scranton's 1976 championship, but not the final.
Can't remember why but probably family-related.
At first I thought you meant a line was forming for a chance to kick Mr. Ypsi. But, sadly, no. Right? No?

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 12, 2016, 08:59:22 pm »
5 seconds, dude. You're slipping.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2016 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 12, 2016, 08:57:12 pm »
The Christopher Newport upends A Wooster 81-61, first ever Final Four for the Cap'ns. Congratulations!

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