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My point of view is that any player in any sport that is able to take part in even gerrymandered completion has a much better chance to maintain valuable skill sets over those who don't.  Practice, and competition in a rigidly controlled setting imo is preferable to groups of students playing pick up games.  I think Adrian, Calvin and Trine are doing the responsible thing by making sure their student athlete's are closely monitored and receive proper coaching, medical attention etc.

The trick becomes ... if you start doing more for the athletes than you do the regular students on campus you start to run afoul of a lot of things. Athletes aren't supposed to get preferential treatment and if you start to monitor or give them extra things to keep them "safe" and not the rest of campus ...

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the idea of doing what is right by the student-athlete, but I did read something from a president earlier who talked about the slippery slope of testing athletes more than regular students ... or doing something to keep athletes safe and not dancers or theater people, etc. and how that isn't something that would be not only well received but allowable.
By phrasing my post around student athletes it was not my intention to suggest they get preferential treatment.  I would expect that singers, dancers, musicians, actors et.al would need pretty much the same monitoring as athletes, and the entire general student body.

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My point of view is that any player in any sport that is able to take part in even gerrymandered completion has a much better chance to maintain valuable skill sets over those who don't.  Practice, and competition in a rigidly controlled setting imo is preferable to groups of students playing pick up games.  I think Adrian, Calvin and Trine are doing the responsible thing by making sure their student athlete's are closely monitored and receive proper coaching, medical attention etc.

 

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 20, 2020, 11:35:08 am »
Sat. 22nd

Albion 4
Alma   3
Calvin  2
Trine    1



Thanks, and + k to FDF for his doing this again this year. 

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:47:42 am »
Wed. 19th

Albion  4
Adrian  3
Calvin  2
Alma    1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:46:22 am »
Sat.  15th

Albion 4
Trine   3
Hope   2
Calvin  1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:11:18 am »
Wed. 12th

Albion  4
Alma    3
Adrian  2
Calvin   1

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: February 10, 2020, 08:29:59 am »
I heard the GVSU announcer cite a stat that DeVries has had 6 30+ games (this year?), a feat that has been done by 5 other Calvin players, including Honderd, M. Veenstra and a few other legendary names.

Heres a link to Calvin's all-time 30+ points/game players.  https://calvinknights.com/sports/mbkb/30-point_scoring_list
I thought the announcer said 5 30+ games in a year and this would be Derek's 6th.  I didn't take the time to verify the years but I'm guessing Dan Davis and Chris Knoester are the other 2.

If I am recalling correctly scratch CK, and put in MP ( Mickey Phelps).  He was a joy to watch, and didn't have the benefit of 3 point shots.  Mickey would fire it up from anywhere past the time line, and would have feasted on 3's.  The year he did it was 67-68 as a So.
 I think Mickey was a victim of the NCAA's all-time dumb rule, "Freshmen ineligible".

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 07, 2020, 11:28:06 am »
Sat 8th

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Trine  3
Olivet  2
Calvin  1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:56:26 am »
Wed 5th

Calvin  1
Kal       2
Trine 3
Albion 4

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 30, 2020, 09:17:43 am »
Sat.  Feb. 1st

Calvin  1
Hope 2
Adrian 3
Trine  4

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:45:56 am »
Jan 29th

Albion   4
Calvin   3
Kalamazoo 2
Trine     1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:46:12 am »
Sat., Jan. 25:

Hope: 4
Calvin: 3
Olivet: 2
Albion: 1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:31:35 am »
Wed. 22nd

Albion  4
Trine    3
Kalamzoo 2
Calvin 1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:00:03 pm »
Jan 18th

Albion  4
Hope   3
Olivet   2
Calvin   1

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: MIAA pick 'em
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:11:20 am »
Wed. 15th

Calvin 1
Olivet 2
Trine 3
Albion 4

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