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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:57:12 am »

NCC basketball players Connor Raridon, Matt Cappelletti, and Aiden Chang have acquired a new roommate.
6’8” Andy McLaughlin, a member of Augustana’s 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 teams, who also attended Augie last year but did not play basketball, has completed all the necessary paperwork and has enrolled at North Central where he will be a member of the 2019-2020 Cardinal team. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. 🏀

Good to hear. Can never have too much size.


North Central is proud to welcome Maliq Anderson from St. Joseph HS in Westchester, IL.
Maliq is a 2019 IBCA Class 3A Special Mention All-State 6’5” SF/PG who was a top target of the Cardinals this year.
For the season he averaged 15 PPG, 6.0 APG, and shot 89.7% from the line.
Welcome Maliq. 🏀
Exciting pick up!

Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:37:58 am »
I see a comment made in the preview that, if true, this is some kind of recovery.

"*A quickly deleted tweet on bracket Monday revealed that Aiden Chang – he of a really tragic, gruesome leg injury in December, and a pretty talented point guard – was cleared for full participation in practice this week."

Millikin has a football program? Who knew....

When I got to NCC in 00 they were the team that scared me the most. I seem to remember seeing them kicking off a bunch and knocking NCC players out of the game each time due to the verocity of their hitting!

We can agree to disagree. There is a difference between subjectivity and bias. I agree you have no bias, but you absolutely are using subjective data sets for a deliberate point. 15 years is  subjective, to fit your argument. 2 decades is as simple to say and the data comes out differently.

Yes, but again, two decades makes absolutely no contextual sense. Your two-decade yardstick is absolutely irrelevant to the discussion. This is all about Mark's assertion regarding suburban Chicagoland recruiting. The fulcrum of the whole issue regarding suburban recruiting is John Thorne, because I believe that he is the explanation for the difference between NCC's football fortunes and Elmhurst's. (NCC fans, if you disagree with me about that, feel free to chime in ... after all, it's your program, not mine.) There's really two ways that I could've gone about making my point:

* NCC is the most successful program in the league over the past fifteen years (which is what I used), based upon my estimate of when the Cardinals' two-deep became Thorne-dominated rather than DeGeorge-dominated with regard to recruiting; or

* NCC is the most successful program in the league over the past seventeen years. That would've covered the entirety of the tenures of Thornes pere and fils in Naperville. I'm less inclined to use this yardstick, because I'm reluctant to hold John Thorne responsible for how well he coached teams that he didn't bring into the program, considering that this discussion is all about his recruiting acumen. Over that seventeen-year stretch Wheaton narrows the gaps in terms of CCIW winning percentage, CCIW titles, and D3 playoff appearances, but NCC still dominates in those categories; ergo, North Central is still the most successful program in the league if you use as the starting date the day that the school hired John Thorne.

There is no subjectivity at work here. Again, my argument regards John Thorne, vis-a-vis suburban recruiting, so the years that I'm measuring are not the least bit arbitrary.

Makes sense to me!

Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: December 16, 2018, 01:01:20 pm »
Per Chang’s Twitter, he’s had successful surgery to repair torn ligaments, a dislocated ankle and a fractured fibula.

Bummer for NCC. They return a ton next year. I expect them to be in the conversation for the best of the tier right below the Purples.

If 3 WR’s then 7 in the box, if 4 WR’s then 6,etc. Doesn’t matter, NCC has to stop the run to win. 6-5 TE is not anything they haven’t seen. Don’t think they are worried about that.

I think NCC has other advantages besides the kicking game FYI.

Like one of the best QBs (could maybe argue the best) in D3?


On another note, does anyone have any info on whether the Johnnie (or Bethel) game will be streamed? My MIAC app on ROKU does not have either listed on the schedule.

In the past the home team has had the ability to stream games until the semis when it switches over to the NCAA and/or ESPN streaming. I would imagine the Johnnies will be accessible via the app.

Bethel vs NCC probably won't be. Last year's SJU playoff game vs NCC was streamed by a local TV station. The stream was also available via YouTube. Last year I searched North Central St John's football and was able to get it on my Smart TV which was nice.

Rube -- all of the games are streamed and the links are on the scoreboard. But I can't speak for the Roku app.

NCC streams their home games via Should be there tomorrow.

Cardalum, What do you know about the Offensive Line  ;), I thought you were a kicker or something?

Wow a washdupcard sighting! Like spotting a bald eagle!

"I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you."

"You can shake
 And you can dance
 But the last drop
 Will always end in your pants."

Cardalum, What do you know about the Offensive Line  ;), I thought you were a kicker or something?

Wow a washdupcard sighting! Like spotting a bald eagle!

NCC preview for Hazzbeen:

Offense is legit. QB is one of the best in the country. Study’s the game and knows the opponent as well as anyone. Gets the ball out and knows where to go with it. Offensive line has protected him well. They are still (and always have been) run first (65/35 run pass). If their running game is going (Greenberg is a quick RB (freshman) and Mogalu is a physical downhill type runner behind an athletic online) they will score a lot. NCC’s left guard, Sharmore, is the best I have seen in many years as a sophomore. Physical, explosive player and when they need a yard they go behind him.  Very hard to defend. You have to move Rutter off his spot and make him hold the ball as he likes to get it out quick. WR’s have great chemistry with Rutter. And he does not make many mistakes.

Defense has a great DT (Hyland) and a great LB in Warkenthein. Secondary has been suspect but much better since the return from injury of Pat Cravens (fifth year all conference Safety). Jake Beasley is a converted WR at corner. He is tall and fast and still learning the position but talented as any DB in the country. Wheaton took advantage of him but he played great against IWU and Millikin (both have great QBs). Their kicker is an all American and special teams are top notch.

If you can control the LOS and keep Rutter off the field, they are beatable. WR’s are skilled and have great chemistry with Rutter. If you get a few stops, control their running game and get a lead, they will become one dimensional and that hasn’t worked out well for them.

Hyland got hurt on a play in the second half against Hanover. He limped off the field, and I don't think he returned. Hope he's okay and ready to go against Bethel.

Man, seems like every year NCC loses a key player in a playoff game and he's unable to play the next round. Hopefully it's no big deal and he's ready to go!

NCC having no trouble today.   It was 52-0 right?  Yes, looks like NCC - Bethel repeat.

at Bethel?


Based on the layout of the bracket I’d assumed NCC would host. We shall see!

Not much drama in Naperville, as NCC is up 38-0 over Hanover at half.

Bethel is up 35-0 at half, so it’s probably safe to say we are looking at a rematch of the 2013 ice bowl semifinal. Hoping for the same outcome for NCC.

Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:33:35 pm »
UIC 81
IWU 60

* Doug Wallen: 16 pts, 3 reb, 2 assists
* Brady Rose: 13 pts, 2 reb, 3 assists
* Alex O'Neill: 4 pts, 8 reb

IWU trailed by 1, 23-22, with 8:29 to play in the 1st half.  But as most of these games go, the D1 team pulled away.

No Titan played more than 22 minutes tonight.

IWU lost the boards by just 2, 46-44.

UIC's coach said they are the most athletic team in the Horizon League.  So some real tough matchups for the Titans in this one.

Sophomore Doug Wallen scoring 16 vs a D1 team was a great sign.  He has a really high ceiling.

Champaign tomorrow night vs the Fighting Illini.

Earlier this week I actually thought IWU was going to beat UIC when I saw they were playing. Shows what I know.

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