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North Region football / Re: University Athletic Association
« on: June 14, 2015, 08:57:41 pm »
martin:

Thanks for sharing the information regarding the U of C facilities.  I remember when the Fieldhouse was transformed into the two tier level facility.  The old Athletic Hall/A.A. Stagg's old office (I forget the name without looking it up right now) next to it was where the Heisman/history room was.  As it has been several years since I visited that, is it still there or did they move it to the new Ratner AC?

It is kind of a neat experience to walk the area of The Regenstein Library where the old stadium stood and envision what it was like in the old days, especially in comparing it to old photographs of games there.  I'm also that the University preserved one of the old gates from the original Stagg Field stadium and incorporated that in the new entrance to New Stagg Field when those renovations were done back in the 1980's.  A nice touch to preserve a little history for today's teams.

One last comment:  When I was co-writing Alma College's Centennial Football History back in 1993-1994, we found in the archives and yearbooks that A.A. Stagg was invited up to Alma to the football team's end-of-the season banquet to give a speech and partake in the dinner in 1902.  It was a most interesting read about his visit.   

The Heismann Trophy is now in the center of the front lobby of Ratner. Stagg's office is still marked in Bartlett (the old athletic) Hall but the spot is being used. I can't remember what it is for.

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North Region football / Re: University Athletic Association
« on: June 14, 2015, 04:18:22 pm »
That's a good point. But Lake Forest may have an ongoing investment in the rivalries it has with the other South Division teams. Or, it may not. We'll see.

Possible. Back in the 1990s when Cornell and Coe were both still in the conference, Lake Forest was part of the North so they do have a history with those teams as well. My guess is if Chicago were to affiliate with the MWC, Lake Forest would be allowed to play in the division they want and Chicago would take the other.

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North Region football / Re: University Athletic Association
« on: June 14, 2015, 12:28:38 pm »
According to the front page of d3football.com, it sounds as though Chicago is probably going to move to the MWC, where it will fill the hole in the North Division that will be caused by Carroll's defection to the CCIW after this coming school year. That's probably the best fit available for the Maroons.

Lake Forest may want that North Division spot. I don't know how Macalester alters the numbers but I know without them the travel distances are better for Lake Forest in the North than the South. Also, geographically, Lake Forest is north of Chicago.

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Central Region / Re: WIAC
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:56:20 pm »
Actually, I've always thought the best way to beat a Grinnell style team is to go make layups. They are essentially giving you layups if you can beat the press. So go shoot 80 percent from the 2-feet away, and if you defend the three-point line well, they're not likely to make enough three's to make up for it.

I actually think holding the ball through the shot clock plays into their hands. You now have to beat 5 defenders to get a two-point bucket, instead of a 2-on-1 layup. You'll have a harder time scoring enough points to outweigh their three-point baskets.

Of course, if you can't beat their press, it doesn't matter what you do.

Grinnell figured out the dirty little secret about the 3 point line. If you shoot 50 percent from the field, they only need a pedestrian 33 percent from behind the arc to keep pace. They hit 40 percent from outside, you need to hit 60 percent from inside the arc. Even your 80 percent from 2 feet only requires an excellent but by no means impossible 53 percent from downtown by The System running team to keep up on the scoreboard. And this doesn't factor in what happens if you start coughing up the rock.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:06:57 pm »
I wish the MIAA would go back to doing a full conference tournament rather than taking the top four seeds. I think there's something romantic about the idea that a #8 seed in a conference could go on a run and get into the tournament. Single elimination tournaments like the NCAAs are about crowning a champion, not determining who the best teams are.

I'm with you there... I wish the WIAC was still and 8-team tournament instead of the 6-team format they switched to in '08-'09. Heck, it was a 9-team tournament during the first two years in '99 and '00.

And '01 was the infamous year where #8 Stout beat #1 Whitewater by 41 in Whitewater, #7 Platteville beat #2 Stevens Point on a 30 foot buzzer beater, #6 Oshkosh beat #3 River Falls after RF threw the ball into the air in celebration of their win... but the ball hit the ceiling before the buzzer sounded, which gave Oshkosh the opportunity to hit a 3 to tie the game and send it to OT, where Oshkosh promptly won.

Perhaps I just like the romantic underdog stories... but we seem to get fewer of these as more and more conferences just allow the front runners to get into the conference tournament.

 The height of the ceiling wasn't covered in their scouting report? they got what they deserved. :o

Scouting report? It was their home gym, the scenario should have certainly been practiced before. If nothing else a bunch of players should have stopped at the gym in between classes and measured the height of the ceiling.

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Men's hockey / Re: 2015 Conference Tournaments
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:43:32 pm »
Didn't forget, just got busy with other things and didn't get a chance to finish until now.

 
ECAC-E
The quarterfinals single game February 21 are as follows:

#8 Southern Maine at #1 Norwich at 7:00 ET
#5 University of New England at #4 Castleton at 7:00 ET
#6 New England College at #3 Babson at 7:00 ET
#7 Skidmore at #2 UMass-Boston at 7:00 ET



NCHA
The quarterfinals two plus mini game series February 20-22 are as follows:

#8 Concordia-WI at #1 Adrian Friday at 7:30 ET and Saturday at 3:00 ET
#5 Marian at #4 MSOE Friday at 7:05 CT and Saturday at TBA
#6 St. Scholastica at #3 Lake Forest Saturday 7:00 CT and Sunday 5:00 CT
#7 Lawrence at #2 St. Norbert Friday at 7:00 CT and Saturday at 7:00 CT

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Men's hockey / 2015 Conference Tournaments
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:05:17 pm »
Here is a board for the 2015 Conference Tournaments. I'm going to put together a list of how each conference runs their tournament:


ECAC-E
All 8 D3 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 21
Single game at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, February 28
Bracket reseeded
Single game at higher seed

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



ECAC-NE
Top 6 of 8 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, March 4
Single game at higher seed

Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



ECAC-W No Pool A bid
All 6 teams qualify

First Round, February 25
Single game at higher seed

#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



MASCAC
Top 6 of 7 teams qualify

First Round, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, March 3
Single game at higher seed
#5/#4 vs. #1
#6/#3 vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



MIAC
Top 5 of 9 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 26
Single game at higher seed
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#5/#4 Winner vs. #1
#3 vs. #2

Championship, March 7
Single game at higher seed



NESCAC
Top 8 of 10 teams qualify

Preliminary Round, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, March 7
Bracket reseeded
Single game with both games at highest remaining seed


Finals, March 8
Single game at highest seed entering the semifinals



NCHA
Top 8 of 10 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 20-22
Two game plus mini-game series at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



SUNYAC
Top 6 of 9 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 25
Single game at higher seed
#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed
Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



WIAC No Pool A Bid
All 5 teams qualify

First Round, February 24
Single game #5 @ #4

Semifinals, February 27-28
Two game plus miniseries at higher seed
#5/#4 Winner vs. #1
#3 vs. #2

Championship, March 7
Single game at higher seed


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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: February 13, 2015, 08:12:27 pm »
Congratulations to the MWC's REAL Scots for making the tourney, I believe for the first time since '99.  It should be an interesting race for positions 2-4.  Obviously, the 2 or 3 seed would be preferable for the opening round.  And for those of us hoping for a SNC loss to get two teams in the NCAA tourney, I'd almost think the Knights would still need to make it to the final game to get an at large bid.

I know that defeating SNC at Schuldes would be a tall order but based on the past decade plus, avoiding Grinnell the first game may be more important. In Grinnell's last 11 MWC Tournament appearances, the team that won the Grinnell semifinal lost the final. Grinnell's 2001 MWC Tournament win was the last time the Grinnell semifinal winner took home the plaque.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Championship Belt
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:02:05 pm »
2014-2015 Thee Most Exalted Bespangled CinctureTM itinerary

3-22-14  UW-Whitewater
12-10-15  Augustana
1-21-15  Illinois Wesleyan
1-24-15  Elmhurst
1-28-15  Augustana
1-31-15  North Park

With the way the CCIWtm finishes I believe we're locked into the Belttm being in the CCIW Tournament and thus the NCAA Tournament.  No Sager on an innertube in Lake Michigan which is disappointing.

...Unless the Vikings from the Northside can take the Walnut and Bronze from Salem.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

MASCAC-9
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

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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

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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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