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Looking forward to the two games at Shirk tonight, my last in person look before heading back to warmer climes, back to the Far Side.
Augie the new D3hoops.com #1, IWU at a more reasonable #8, Wheaton dropping off the top 25 list.
Should be a good game, a good challenge for the Titans tonight in the Shirk home opener.
Dolan and Seibring likely starting, though Nelson now "available" according to a Coach Rose quote in the Pgraph piece.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the CCIW sports fans and chatsters.
Speaking of Jordan Nelson:
Rose called senior guard Jordan Nelson "available" for Tuesday's game. Nelson did not play in Saturday's win over Illinois College for what Rose termed a "coach's decision."
Perhaps the reason for Nelson not playing vs Illinois College was the old standard "a violation of team rules." Perhaps something else. Whatever the reason, nobody should be surprised.
As I said above, Nelson celebrated his only made 3 shots out of 12 vs Benedictine. All three were 3 balls. Let me say I think Nelson is a great shooter who scares the hell out of me as he can connect at any time seemingly from any distance. The problem is he plays like he is still playing in Division 1 where space cadets abound and taunting is the norm. He hits a 3 and runs down the court extending the middle 3 fingers on one hand and shaking his hand and extended fingers rapidly up and down all the way down the court. He hits a second 3 and snaps off quick salutes (to himself?) all the way downcourt. He later hits another 3 to briefly put his team ahead and runs downcourt extending and shaking 3 fingers on BOTH hands. I'm sorry, but this is NOT a college kid just celebrating success. He didn't win the game, he didn't even have a good night overall. But he insists on acting out, and disrespecting himself, his team, his school, and most importantly, his opponent. AND---its a continuing problem as he did the same thing last year in the final regular season game at Wheaton!
I don't know why Nelson didn't play vs, Illinois College. I hope it was for this type behavior. If it wasn't, there is something else Coach Rose needs to speak with Mr. Nelson about