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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:49:53 am »
For those in the Twin Cities area, his mom and dad are Frank and Amelia Vascellaro of the WCCO news crew. Supposedly a very solid player, will be interesting to see how he turns out at UST.

From what I have garnered on Coach Abe Woldeslassie, it sounds like MAC hired the guy for the job. Hopefully he can make strides in turning around the program, but it is will be no easy task for a guy that will not be returning a lot next year and is behind in the recruiting process.
Tommie football dealt with Vince Lombardi Jr, and baseball survived having George Brett's kid play, I'm  sure the hoops program can handle the  'CCO duo's kid. I can see it now-- 4-News at 10: Courtside in The Shoe

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:45:50 am »
Mac makes it official:

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/988425362689445888

Hiring Abe Woldeslassie, 2008 grad of Macalester.  Spent his first two years at UST, transferred to Mac and had a very good final two seasons at Mac.   Has been an assistant at Dartmouth, Davidson, and most recently Siena.  I think this is a very good hire by Mac - lots of experience, East Coast connections for recruiting, knows the MIAC, and maybe most importantly, knows Mac.
Agreed that this is a good hire. Abe's enthusiasm alone will be a major improvement. His track record as an assistant is solid, his former bosses in D1 speak highly of him. He knows the in and outs and the pitfalls of being at Mac.  I give him 3 year to have Mac up there with Hamline  & Cord on the fringe of the playoff chase.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:28:07 pm »
Affirmative on the tinted specs, bball.  I assume they will be making an announcement soon, as I'd heard they wanted the person in place by the end of April at the latest.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:18:43 pm »
From multiple sources, Mac has narrowed the field of 170+ applicants to The Final Four, one of which is the person whose name we both heard, bball1122.  No word if Drake Palmer's application led to an interview for him :D

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I believe that tomorrow is:

NATIONAL BEER DAY



The first Friday in August every year. I donít recall this holiday coming up on the boards before, which is hard to believe if true.
The Cullen-Harrison Act allowing Americans to LEGALLY chug beer after some dry years went into effect on April 7, 1922 and NATIONAL BEER DAY has been celebrated ever since.
Of course not many posters were there :)
I personally think it should be a major national holiday.

I'm hurt that you doubted me Oz. Johnnies don't prevaricate :)
Right act but wrong year--heck even the wrong decade! According to the Benedictine nuns I had in grade school. Prohibition didn't end till FDR was in office and he wasn't sworn in till March 1933. But the Cullen-Harrison Act was passed 3/21/33 and took effect April 7 1933https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullen%E2%80%93Harrison_Act  (didn't they teach facts at SJ2 in the 50s? <smrik>)

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 25, 2018, 05:15:21 pm »
I've heard a couple of interesting rumors about possible candidates for the Mac job. One in particular made my ears perk up-- a former MIAC player with deep local ties, who I remember as an energetic player (which may serve him well in recruiting) who is now a D-I assistant. He'd be a very good fit at Mac. As I hear it, Mac wants the position filled by mid April which leaves the new guy- whoever he may be- at a disadvantage in 2018 recruiting wars.

I've heard a name too - did the person you are referring to play at two different MIAC institutions, schools that have recently finished at very different ends of the standings?
I believe we've heard the same name, if the name you're alluding to is currently not far from Schenectady? I think hiring him would be a stroke of genius by Mac-- an excellent fit that they can get for low-budget contract.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:36:33 pm »
6í5Ē Benilde St Margaret Forward, Joe Dunn, will continue his basketball career at St Thomas.

I presume this is Will Dunn's brother, who played hoops at UST. Joe Dunn averaged 13.3 points this year for BSM.

Your presumption is correct.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:19:35 pm »
I've heard a couple of interesting rumors about possible candidates for the Mac job. One in particular made my ears perk up-- a former MIAC player with deep local ties, who I remember as an energetic player (which may serve him well in recruiting) who is now a D-I assistant. He'd be a very good fit at Mac. As I hear it, Mac wants the position filled by mid April which leaves the new guy- whoever he may be- at a disadvantage in 2018 recruiting wars.

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You're not missing. I can't count.
Thanks Pat....I thought maybe somebody left the WIAC from a bygone era and I as spacing i t out.

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I'm curious... the WIAC has been the dominant DIII conference over the past 35 years and I salute this amazing accomplishment. The D3hoops headline says that Oshkosh is the sixth WIAC team to play in the title game. By my humble count, heading into tonight's game, a WIAC school has won it all 12 times and was runner-up once.  Platteville, Whitewater and Steven's Point have all won four titles, and Eau Claire had  a second-place finish. That's four plus Oshkosh tonight for five. Who is the 6th that I am missing?

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 02, 2018, 11:00:13 pm »
Smitty- hopefully Massey is right as I'm planning to be in the St Cloud area Saturday and plan to slip incognito into Sexton for the USJ vs UWSP or NCC game for what I expect to be the Johnnie seniors last home game of their careers.
Massey would say "it was only 94%, not 100%" Hopefully Kreuger can go tomorrow, couldn't tell what the injury was.

Wow.....simply Wow. BLC is tough and talented and poised. I had a hunch USJ wasn't going to go very far in the NCAA, but  figured that was my purple tinted vision....SMH...even with the purple tint, I thought they'd at least win the first round

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 02, 2018, 03:39:52 pm »
nice write-up n the Augies in today's Strib:

http://www.startribune.com/augsburg-basketball-turns-the-switch/475615783/


Drake- the only difference in our comment (aside from your typo) is that i said five forwards and you said 5 forwards and that i further commented on the position-discrepancy on the second team. You being testy today?   :o ;D

Smitty- hopefully Massey is right as I'm planning to be in the St Cloud area Saturday and plan to slip incognito into Sexton for the USJ vs UWSP or NCC game for what I expect to be the Johnnie seniors last home game of their careers.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:45:15 am »
MIAC dream scenario.  Johnnies (good chance) and Oles (decidedly less good chance) advance from their pods.  I think Johnnies would host the Sectionals, as Washington is over 500 miles from both SJU and STO.  A nice MIAC doubleheader on 3/9.  Letís call it a 15-to-1 shot.

Make it happen, universe.

It depends on all four teams. If there is someone in the middle, it will move. Not just one team (WashU) not getting to somewhere else. Granted, with Whitman, WashU, UWP (or St. Oles), and SJU.. it looks favorable for the Tommies..,. but still need to win. :)
Are you saying that the NCAA would ask UST to host? Or that it would boot one of the 4 teams that advance in favor of the Tommies??  ;) ;D

I'm sure Dave means the Johnnies. But I'm guessing he hasn't checked the map. Wash U to SJU is 637 miles. With those four schools, Platteville is the only one where two schools can bus.
I was pretty sure that's what he meat too....but it's a mix-up akin of calling a Hatfield "McCoy"  or saying "the Minnesota Packers" (which is awkward to even type!)  :)

No, DP, I wasn't being testy, and sorry if I came across that way.... and you didn't say "However, it does seem a little unusual to see 5 forwards and one post player named to the First team"-- I did  :)  I'm starting to worry about your Palmer-- first you call Olmscheid a Johnnie  and then you attribute my quote to yourself....what next?  Talking about Minneapolis Lakers in the present tense?  :D

Lastly--- Happy Tourney Tip Off Friday to everyone! May the MIAC go 3-0 tonight (or 6-0 if you include the ladies)

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:03:32 pm »
MIAC dream scenario.  Johnnies (good chance) and Oles (decidedly less good chance) advance from their pods.  I think Johnnies would host the Sectionals, as Washington is over 500 miles from both SJU and STO.  A nice MIAC doubleheader on 3/9.  Letís call it a 15-to-1 shot.

Make it happen, universe.

It depends on all four teams. If there is someone in the middle, it will move. Not just one team (WashU) not getting to somewhere else. Granted, with Whitman, WashU, UWP (or St. Oles), and SJU.. it looks favorable for the Tommies..,. but still need to win. :)
Are you saying that the NCAA would ask UST to host? Or that it would boot one of the 4 teams that advance in favor of the Tommies??  ;) ;D

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:14:26 am »
Awards for the season are out....no major surprises"
http://www.miacathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/20180223w7srmo 

I am perplexed how five forwards & one post constitutes an All-Conference "team" and the 2nd team has four guards and one forward but it is far better than 18 "first team" and a handful of Honorable mentions   

Mose, you must keep in mind this is only the second year the MIAC has broken down the All Conference Awards by first, second, and third place teams.  As you know, in previous years, 30+ players would be named All Conference, and another 15 or so would be named honorable mention.  Itís called progress, not perfection.  ;D

Isn't my saying 'it is far better" than the old system essentially the same as you calling it "progress, not perfection"?

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