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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

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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. http://i.imgur.com/wPrzKM2.jpg

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

http://umacathletics.com/news/2014/5/7/GEN_0507140430.aspx

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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:

http://i2.turner.ncaa.com/dr/ncaa/ncaa7/release/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/2014d3softballregionals.pdf

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.

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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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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: April 24, 2014, 08:59:23 pm »

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West Region football / Re: Midwest Conference
« on: April 24, 2014, 08:57:54 pm »
Carroll has 2 final years in the MWC. They are leaving for the CCIW in 2016-17.

http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/shows/wisconsin-tonight/Carroll-University-joins-the-CCIW-256619801.html

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I first stuck this on the football page, but remembered Superior doesn't play FB.  Anyone seen this news?


UW-Superior moves to leave WIAC for Minnesota conference

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/statecolleges/uw-superior-moves-to-leave-wiac-for-minnesota-conference-b99252592z1-256049331.html#ixzz2zXtQImt5
I'd welcome Superior to the UMAC based on a competitive standpoint.  They're obviously within the geographical footprint of the UMAC, but maybe there are logistical challenges from having an odd number of total teams and an odd number of teams along the big lake, making it hard to play them all in one trip.

Looks like a problem for the WIAC in baseball losing the AQ.  Anyone remember why Eau Claire dropped baseball?

If the UMAC wants an even number of teams on Lake Superior, Finlandia is only a phone call away.

Edit: WIAC could call up Finlandia as well for their baseball team if they want to hold on to the AQ.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:59:26 pm »
Here's a simple solution to the Staten Island controversy...the conference could award the NCAA bid to the regular season championship instead of the tournament championship.

There were two conferences (SAA and SCAC) that had tournament finals with no particular meaning.  In the SAA, everyone knew Centre would get the Pool B bid no matter what Oglethorpe did.  In the SCAC, Centenary wasn't eligible for the postseason, so no matter what happened in that final, Trinity was going.  The games were still excellent.

I don't think there is a rule that the autobid has to go to the tournament winner, so you could still have the tournament, but Staten Island doesn't get hurt by their first bad game in three months.

While there is no rule that says you have to give your bid to your conference tournament champion, you do have to give the bid to your tournament champion if you want to have the conference tournament games exempt from your 25 total games. So you can do that but teams can only play 22 or 23 games during the year if they want to participate in the conference tournament (Bylaw 17.1.4.5.1.1.b)

(SAA must have gotten a waiver while they were serving their two years)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2014 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 02, 2014, 03:16:47 pm »
IIRC, Geneva competed in the PrAC tournament before they were a full member.

Right in your own back yard.  Trine competed in the 2005 and 2006 MIAA Tournaments as a provisional.

Also Trine.

Actually Tri-State

The only Indiana member of the MICHIGAN Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Did St. Mary's College recently move their campus north about 15 miles?





On a separate note, here is a map with the location of every team currently in the field. Today's finals that are in are included:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zgNG4_nIm5kU.kkKVsAFRDZD8

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