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Men's soccer / Re: 2014 D3 Season: National Perspective
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:42:06 pm »
So did Trinity just not get to host because of the two red cards at the end of last season or what is the situation with that?

It would be interesting to know about that.  And was Texas-Dallas, consequently, invited just to provide an alternate host site that would also minimize travel?  Is it possible that Hardin-Simmons did not bid to host, making giving a berth to Texas-Dallas crucial for minimizing travel?  Very interesting.

The selection is supposed to be completely separate from the bracketing. So, travel concerns should have no bearing on what teams get into the tournament. At least that's how it is supposed to work.

General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: November 04, 2014, 11:22:59 am »
MOV could skew it at lower levels as well. If I have first and ten from the opponents 30 with a minute left and up 7, I'm not taking two knees and going home. I'm going to try to get more points. When people are playing for MOV of victory it changes how games end.

Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:49:14 am »
A lot of MWC schools would chant "Better dead than red" at Ripon back in the day. Lawrence did it the most though. I don't know if it's because it started there or they were each other's fiercest rivals back in the day.

General football / Re: Pool B
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:43:31 am »
Trying to figure out Pool B, even as the NCAA seems to have changed it this week.

SAA -7
SCAC - 4   (Austin College, Southwestern, Texas Lutheran, Trinity)
UAA -2    (Wash U, Chicago)
Independents - 2  (Wesley, Maranatha Baptist)

I count 24 Pool B teams.

Access Ratio.  I count 206 full members in 24 conferences = 8.58  (the access ratio).

24 Pool B teams divided 8.58 = 2.8 bids,  truncated to 2 bids.

If they still have Nebraska Wesleyan and Presentation (as an independent) that would give us 26 teams and 3 Pool B's

West Region football / Re: Midwest Conference
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:22:39 pm »
Assuming SNC holds on against Lawrence the North Division quarters led rankings heading into the final week of divisional play is:

MAC: 14
CU:   12
SNC: 12

West Region football / Re: Midwest Conference
« on: October 27, 2014, 09:52:27 pm »
Again, IIRC, the WIAC has the most NCAA team titles of any conference. And the MWC has zero. (SNC's four titles in hockey aren't representing the MWC.)

MWC has one team national title. 1981 Men's Cross Country by Carleton College when they were still part of the Midwest Conference

General football / Re: Shirts, and stickers and decals oh my!
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:43:49 pm »
This is different but I think it fits here. On Reddit's Map Porn board is the picture of E.E. Cheeseman's 1938 Map of American Football. Several now D3 schools made it onto the map.

General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:51:35 pm »
Mark Emmert visited UChicago yesterday when he was in town. I should have asked him when I met him. Maybe he would have known the status of the MASCAC.

General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 17, 2014, 08:47:04 pm »
So, we reported that error about the MASCAC to the NCAA a couple weeks ago and we have not heard back from them yet. In our reading of the Division III rules regarding AQs, the MASCAC does not qualify for one in football in 2014.

Is it possible the MASCAC submitted their paperwork for a Pool A bid before they started playing as a league? When the NACC started they had all of their other sports start play in fall of 2006 while football waited for their schools to finish scheduling commitments so football didn't start until fall of 2008 but started their probationary period in fall of 2006 so the Pool A bid was waiting for them when they started play. The rules from what I remember say you need to be a conference for 2 years as a probationary period. The rules don't say you need to have been sponsoring the sport for 2 years. Maybe the MASCAC started their probationary period before they started conference competition in football.

General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:44:00 pm »
It does show SAA as AQ.

Errata: CWRU and CMU listed as a B not part of PAC.

It's a moot point, but does it make sense for CWRU to be North region when nine of its  ten games are against South teams?

It has several mistakes in that section. It lists Cornell still a part of the IIAC (they've been in the MWC for 3(?) years now. Marantha is no longer a member of the NACC, Presentation (they have listed in the UMAC) has left the NCAA altogether. It also has the MASCAC as getting a Pool A.

West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:58:37 pm »
I heard the Pacific/Chicago game was cancelled?  ???

It was. There was a fire at Chicago's Air Traffic Control Center grounding all flights into and out of Chicago. Pacific's flight was cancelled and they couldn't get another flight to make it to the game on time.

Men's hockey / Re: Endicott College??
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:45:53 pm »
They are planning on moving from club to D-3 over the next few years. Then the CCC is going to sponsor hockey and take the other CCC schools out of the ECAC Northeast with them. UNE probably won't follow though.
If the conference says we're adding ice hockey as a conference sport (and they'd have an AQ to boot!), then your conference members don't really have a choice.  Salem had the same dilemma when the MASCAC formed.  They HAD to leave the ECAC-E per conference rules.

You don't HAVE to. Macalester is in the MIAC for everything but football was independent and will be in the MWC starting in the fall. It's just that most conferences will make you join in all sports.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes for 2011-12
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:54:35 pm »
(couple of stranglers on the men's side in the Atlantic - half of the women in the Atlantic)
Sleeping with the fishes, no doubt.


UW-Superior is leaving the WIAC for the UMAC in the '15-'16 academic year. I know everyone knows that, I never get a scoop, but it's not on the list.

Is this for sure, for sure now? I saw it was a possibility but hadn't seen it confirmed.

Confirmed as of last Wednesday

National topics / Re: BB: Pool C
« on: May 05, 2014, 02:25:24 pm »
Didn't realize D-III softball went to a new format this year:

16 double-elimination regionals, and then 8 best-of-three super regionals to reach an 8-team World Series. I like it! Maybe for baseball too, someday?

My mind is blown how this can be done for D-3 softball but not baseball.

Probably would have to give up a week of the regular season in order to do it. Division III has made sure every sport is done by Memorial Day (well, the Tuesday after in baseball's case). Super Regionals would push the tournament a week later.

Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:09:15 pm »
I've sat on this news for the past two or three weeks by request, but it's now gone public:

Carroll is rejoining the CCIW.

I was shocked when I heard a couple of hours ago.

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