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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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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

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

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:

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Championship Belt
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:54:52 am »
The BeltTM doesn't degrade itself worrying about trivial things like spelling.

Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: February 19, 2014, 06:22:06 pm »
And if they had made their lay ups and not turned the ball over they had it won.

Was 2009 the year LU lost to Wash U or was it Wheaton?   I know in 2004 and 2005 Stevens Point beat LU and then won the title.

In 2006 the refs gave the game to IWU in Appleton, don't know if they won or lost after that.  I know that LU's Keven Bradley has scars from the foul called traveling at half court.

Can't recall 2007 and 2008.

I think 2008 was the loss to Wheaton. 2007 was the weird year in there that Lawrence did terrible and missed the MWC tourney. It was held in an ice storm in Grinnell and Galesburg (final moved there due to power outage in Grinnell AND Monmouth). Carroll won it and then knocked off #7 Augustana and #5 St. Thomas before bowing out to Hope in the Sweet 16.

South Region football / Re: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:57:51 pm »
As I see it, 9 conference games for the new 11-team PAC.  Kinda reminds me of the old MAC.  No St Vincent?

Who plays 10 conference games this year?

CWRU and CMU only play eight, then WUStL and UChi.

Could be like the bad old days of the NCAC when teams didn't all play the same number of conference games.

This would still create a problem. The nine remaining teams with nine games each creates 81 results. You need to have an even number of results (a winner and a loser for each game) (CMU and CWRU have 16 results of their own still causing an odd number). This means someone is a) playing 8 conference games, b) playing 10 conference games, or c) like the Midwest Conference did for the past two years, Lawrence played ten conference games but one of them didn't count as conference for LU but did count as conference for the opponent.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 vs. D1/D2/NAIA/NCCAA
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:46:09 am »
NebWes has declared for the NAIA tourney for the past several years rather than the NCAA tourney (you have to make such declarations in the preseason), so, for all intents and purposes, the Prairie Wolves are currently an NAIA team.

Even though they do not declare for the D3 Tourney in basketball they do compete for the D3 title in track and in fact host this years D3 Indoor Championships.

Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:37:12 pm »
Shout out to Katie Vanden Avond. Who??

She's a junior forward on the women's St. Norbert soccer team. She made the Faces In the Crowd section in this week's Sports Illustrated.  Pretty cool stuff.

Here's an article on ESPN W about her from a couple of weeks ago

Central Region / Re: WBB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« on: November 02, 2013, 12:52:00 pm »
Wisconsin Lutheran will be playing an exhibition game against Milwaukee (or UWM as I still call it) on Sunday. Milwaukee went 9-20 overall and 5-11 in the Horizon league last year.

The school still is UWM. The athletic teams though go by Milwaukee. It's like Virginia Tech. The athletic teams go by Virginia Tech. The school is actually Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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