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Not football, but condolences to the entire Wheaton College family on the loos of freshman Ethan Roser yesterday afternoon. Ethan, who I believe was a member of the soccer team, was tragically killed when he was struck in the head during the hammer throw event at a track and field meet at which he was working as a volunteer.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:17:12 pm »
Not basketball, but condolences to the entire Wheaton College family on the loss of Wheaton freshman Ethan Rosen. Ethan, who I believe was a member of the soccer team, was tragically killed on this afternoon when he was stuck in the head during the hammer throw event at a track and field meet at which he was a volunteer worker.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:06:47 am »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central received an eagerly awaited commitment tonight from Matt Smietanski, a Daily Herald All-Area 6'1" PG/SG from Lockport HS.
Matt averaged 11.4 PPG, 3.0 APG, and 4.8 RPG this past season.
He also is a very good student with a 3.5 GPA who, in addition to his studies and on court accomplishments, was involved in the Best Buddy Program, an after school program dedicated to working with students with development disabilities such as Autism, Down's Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.
Welcome aboard, Matt.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 14, 2017, 08:27:46 pm »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central is glad to announce that they have received a commitment from 6'1" PG/SG Ryan Hodge of Rock Island Alleman HS. Ryan averaged 10.8 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 2.5 RPG.
In addition to his basketball skills, Ryan is a superior student with a 4.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:39:50 pm »

Or, maybe it was the reference to the Augustana and their pre-med program.  That was Giovanine that made that claim.  I was just repeating.

I'm not familiar with any statements that Giovanine has made about Augie's pre-med program, although it's certainly possible that I missed something. The ongoing joke here in CCIW Chat has been in reference to Augustana's medical school, a mythical institution that popped up from out of nowhere when former Augustana center Luke Scarlata announced to his local paper in the spring of 2009 that he had chosen Augie for its medical school.

I think that I may have pointed this out once before on CCIW Chat, but after Scarlata had abruptly left the team as a junior during the 2011-12 season I found out what he was actually studying at Augie. He was a communications major.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj60OAh7O5U

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: April 10, 2017, 12:31:41 am »
Don't know if you guys remember the incident in February on the 18th when a player from Daniel Webster,  Marquise Caudill, punched a player from Southern Vermont and then stomped on him when he was lying on the floor. (Here's a link to the story:  http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2017/02/daniel-webster-program-goes-down-with-fight )

Just on my local news, since Southern Vermont is in our viewing area, that yesterday, Caudill was in court and he was sentenced to 1 year in jail. I think it was the fact that he kicked the player when he was on the floor that brought the jail sentence. Lots of thrown punches in basketball games that never resulted in jail time. Kicking a guy when he's down brings a different element into the equation.

Sad that you go to college and end up in jail because you can't control yourself in a sporting event. I'm sure that kid will be kicking himself in the head as he spends the next year behind bars, wondering why he did such a stupid thing. :P
Kind of a harsh sentence.. Seems like fights break out in basketball plenty and don't get any jail time. I think a kick on the ground shouldn't make a year. Just remember when Metta World Peace got into a fight with a FAN during a game. He was simply suspended.

A harsh sentence? Really?
Get someone down on the ground and stomp real hard on the right place on their neck, and the force of the blow can fracture their neck vertebrae and paralyze them for LIFE.
For that possibility a year is a harsh sentence? Really?
The NCAA should suspend Caudill for the entire next season.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:32:13 pm »
Sorry to fail to be technical enough in my explanation, and use words like "guarantee" instead of "likelihood." I was going a bit fast as I was trying to get done with my post in between steps in getting dinner ready. My mission was just to try to give a basic explanation of how things work to a new poster whose background appears to be more NAIA based. i was especially interested in rigyank's situation given he is the dad of a NWU player and I formerly played for the school. That's what I get for trying to be a nice guy. Not sure what the business about a tournament structure we haven't had in 11 years was all about especially when i haven't been around that long. Oh well, I just hope a new poster was able to learn at least a little something relative to his concern. 😐

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West Region / Re: MBB: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 09, 2017, 08:30:01 pm »
LORAS RECRUIT

Jordan Kedrowski, who was 2nd in scoring for Carthage of the CCIW In 2015-16, will play at Loras in 2017-2018.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: April 09, 2017, 07:47:41 pm »
ST. NORBERT RECRUIT

Jared Murphy, 6'4" SG from Rolling Meadows IL HS. 20.0 PPG.

Maybe he can help win the conference tournament so that SNB can overcome their sickly SOS and get a bid to the Big Dance next season.  :)  8-)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 09, 2017, 06:18:47 pm »
First announced group of Elmhurst recruits...

http://www.elmhurstbluejays.com/news/2017/4/6/mens-basketball-baines-announces-first-of-2017-recruiting-class.aspx

Recruits from FL and TX?  ???
Baines must have negotiated for a nice chunk of the athletic budget to be allocated to basketball recruiting. 🏀 🙂

EC has posted a preliminary '17-'18 roster. It appears that PG Marquis Carter, who started 14 games and played in 22, is not returning. Also, among others, it doesn't appear Brian Kern, who looked good at times at the 2G, and had some nice games, or Michael Plunk will be back.
Anyone know what's up concerning those guys?

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 09, 2017, 05:42:43 pm »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central has secured a commitment from 6'2" SF/SG Terreon Hopkins of Hinsdale South.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: April 09, 2017, 05:35:09 pm »
It's my first post, and I know I'm a little bit late to the party, but I thought I would post some things that I have noticed over this season. I am a fan (parent) of a Nebraska Wesleyan player. I have read the board all season, just never posted before.

Regarding the final rankings, I can't believe that Wartburg was the only IIAC team rated, or even receiving votes. As a newcomer to the IIAC, and for the most part, D3, has the IIAC always not gotten much respect? It seems that if your 6th place team goes as far as Wartburg did in the tournament, and beat the teams they did, the teams that finished ahead of them in the regular season would get more respect.

NWU should be pretty good next year. As noted before, they have a lot of experience returning. And of that experience, most of it is current freshman and sophomores. I am looking forward to watching them the next couple of seasons.

A couple of things I noticed in moving from the GPAC to the IIAC. First of all, the competition was very good in the IIAC. Even though Wesleyan ended up in first place, they played a lot of close games. I think the top teams in the GPAC are better than the top teams in the IIAC, but after you get by the top couple of teams in the GPAC, the teams in each conference are pretty close. The second thing is that the officiating in the IIAC is not even close to being as good as it is in the GPAC. There were a few good officials in the IIAC, but not a whole lot. I don't think they were biased or anything, just not very good. Another thing is that I thought the coaching in the IIAC was pretty good.

I look forward to a lot of good, close games in the next couple of years. I wish the Iowa schools were closer to Wesleyan, it makes for a lot of long trips. Hopefully Wesleyan will be a good addition to the IIAC basketball portion of the conference.

Rigyank,

What you need to remember is that NCAA standards for the national tournament and those of the NAIA, which you might be familiar with due to NWU's previous association with the GPAC/NAIA, might well be different in several aspects. 43 of the 64 NCAA tournament bids are what are referred to as Pool A which automatically go to conference tournament winners. The remaining 21 bids go to teams that meet specific detailed criteria. If you don't win your conference tournament, finishing first in your conference in the regular season is no guarantee that your team will be selected. The exception to this would usually, but not always, be a team who finishes first, or tied for first, in one of the top 3 or so conferences in the country (see Augustana). The IIAC is not one of those conferences. One criteria that is very important is strength of schedule. Its obvious that you are somewhat surprised NWU did not get a tourney bid despite tying for the conference regular season championship. However, looking beyond that accomplishment, the Prairie Wolves (or as I still think of them, Plainsmen), had at least three major problems. First, they failed to win the conference tournament which would have automatically gotten them in. Secondly, playing weak teams like MacMurray, Illinois College, and Blackburn will not help at all. Third, wins against NAIA, Christian College Association, and other non-NCAA schools don't even count. Therefore, as far as the NCAA is concerned, NWU had 16 wins this year, not 18. Also, once you get to 8-9 losses, sometimes less, your chances to be selected are exceedingly small unless you played a killer schedule or, got that auto bid by winning your conference tournament.
You talked about 6th place Wartburg doing pretty well in the national tournament. Keep in mind they would not have even been selected had they not won the conference tourney. Loras had fewer losses and didn't go.
Perfect examples of the importance of winning the conference tourney can be seen by looking at North Central and St. Norbert. NCC finished fourth in the CCIW, one of the country's major conferences. However, they beat #1 Carthage and #3 seed Augustana (championship game loser) to win the CCIW tourney and secure the CCIW's automatic bid. St. Norbert of the weak Midwest Conference finished 16-2 in conference. They went into the conference tournament semifinal at 19-4 and lost. Even with finishing with only 5 losses all year, and almost four times that many wins, they did not receive a bid because of their very weak overall schedule. I would guess losing only 5 times and not receiving a bid is almost unheard of, but it supremely illustrates the importance of playing a decent schedule and/or winning your conference tournament.

* I am (long, long ago) a former NWU player. During my years in Lincoln, we fairly often played Buena Vista and Simpson. Fortunately, we didn't go further east. Those bus rides to Dubuque must be hell.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 06, 2017, 01:02:31 am »
It will be interesting to see what transpires at Millikin with regard to recruits. Wonder if many, or any,
of the players who initially may have become interested in MU after being contacted by Matt Nadelhoffer, will still sign on/deposit with the Big Blue Machine.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:33:18 pm »
Again, yes sir.
As one of our most learned senior posters can affirm, I am aware of much of what goes on in conjunction with the 🏀 program at NCC. And, to my good fortune, there are gentlemen who do know everything about it that I can consult with as necessary.  :)  8-)
I just can't always reveal what they tell me.  ;)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 05, 2017, 07:38:47 pm »
Yes, sir. Brother.

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