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Messages - Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

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Just an FYI - one of the things I do when looking at scheduling games is what are team's histories with the teams at the tournament that particular year (including what history do we have at the tournament). UWP and Edgewood had the highest number of games against one another in their history of any of the other match ups (both men and women) and it wasn't close in terms of the numbers. Personally, (a) would rather see a match-up "we" in DIII don't get to normally see unless we are lucky in March and (b) would rather not see a matchup that is a bit more routine.

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I'm a little confused by the question about Carthage men's basketball's roster from last year ... I found it here: https://athletics.carthage.edu/roster.aspx?path=mbball. No issues.

Is that an all guard lineup? That is what IWU does, right?

Sorry ... feeling frisky today so figured I'd dig into the well for that one. :)

Troublemaker❗️🧛‍♂️ 😏

 ;D :D

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Yes -- I'd say we get advice on the schedule, but we do not get consent.

I'm storing that one away. I like how you put that. :)

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This is true ... I guess I meant for me it was diving into a well since I don't go there often. But yeah... certainly not a reference that wasn't used recently.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D2 or D3 basketball publication
« on: Yesterday at 08:54:57 pm »
One thing that could hinder a Tipoff is the issue of no team 'really' knows who is returning or playing until practice starts,  along with stretched to the bone SIDs who have a full plate of fall sports going on now when the Tipoff stories would need to be in production.

Right now, most teams haven't posted rosters.

Well, football has found ways around this to some degree in terms of who is returning and such, but yes ... that is a challenge as well ... especially for, again, 850+ teams. The sheer numbers and such are hard to wrap your head around when trying to consider doing this. And we would hate to do it on a slimmed down scale, because we would only disappoint those looking for information.

Yes, they exist and we work and converse with them from time to time. They don't dabble in DIII as much as DII, NAIA, and the rest ... I think because we exist to be honest. They also make interesting decisions as you noted with their panel of people.

This makes sense.

Also, thanks in advance for all that you do over the next basketball season.

Thanks. Kind of you to say. My goals for the season include me getting on top of a project I've had since last April ... and get it rolling in the next week.

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Is that an all guard lineup? That is what IWU does, right?

Sorry ... feeling frisky today so figured I'd dig into the well for that one. :)

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I'll say this ... Pat isn't going to say more than he has. We help arrange the matchup and schedule (per se). We were not able to keep that match up from occurring.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D2 or D3 basketball publication
« on: Yesterday at 04:27:11 pm »
There is one for football, Kickoff. Maybe in the future we'll get Tipoff for basketball.

Yes. We've discussed it. To be blunt, it is far harder to put together a worthy Tipoff style entity when there are 850+ programs involved. Nothing against football, but they have about a quarter that number.

We would love to do it ... but there simply isn't the resources or the financial support to pull it off as of yet.

Don't forget about Small College Hoops!

I was curious if they were still around and I checked.

Their website looks more or less like it did back when I first found it which I swear was 1998 but maybe not.

Interestingly, their Division III men's player of the year from last season was a third team D3Hoops.com All-American and their women's player of the year was on the second team.

Yes, they exist and we work and converse with them from time to time. They don't dabble in DIII as much as DII, NAIA, and the rest ... I think because we exist to be honest. They also make interesting decisions as you noted with their panel of people.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: Yesterday at 03:26:33 pm »
LOL All good ... just wanted a good chuckle on this Monday morning. :)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D2 or D3 basketball publication
« on: Yesterday at 03:06:22 pm »
I'm sorry.  I mean any preview magazines like D1 has every year.

Greg wraps up what I would have said in the previous post ... but I'll add, I don't find any one else has any information worth reading. I tend to read these boards and rely on my colleagues to get me what I need to be ready for the season.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: Yesterday at 01:18:18 pm »
Video of West's goal vs EMU is now up: https://gomessiah.com/index.aspx?path=msoc&tab=soccer

This type of goal--running parallel to the goal, outside the box, hitting a rocket dead on target--is one of the types of goals that West is now showcasing, given the new ways in which he's being used. I dare say he scores that particular goal vs any team, whether EMU (who has an excellent keeper) or Tufts or Chicago. The opponent doesn't matter. Images of the same thing from DMac are burned in my brain. This is one of the reasons I compared West to DMac. Just want to clarify what I meant, when I said that West is like DMac PLUS top end speed and what that brings. He can do everything DMac could do, and more. And, IMO DMac was the best all-around striker Messiah has had in the championship years.

(I might also say that Matt Bills was the best target Messiah has had in the same period. He was probably stronger than any of the others, except perhaps Josh Wood; he was fast enough, but nothing like West; and, he shot the ball consistently harder than any other Falcon I've seen. He was a classic target--stay in or near the box, even though he also could and did attack from further out. Whereas DMac was really a MF, not a F. I'm using "target" here to mean a box-based forward who loves to play with his back to the goal and receive the ball in or near the box rather than to go get the ball somewhere else and initiate a scoring play from there.)

But I didn't play soccer for Messiah. I played for Goucher. I appreciate your compliments on my abilities, though I mainly played goalie, I just didn't realize you were paying attention to DIII soccer during my playing days.

Thank you again .. but Goucher, not Messiah. :)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D2 or D3 basketball publication
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:02:15 pm »
How did you find this page, by chance? Because it is run by an entity that covers and previews small college basketball - D3hoops.com.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: September 15, 2018, 12:05:40 am »
JCU could very easily be a little behind these days. Not that I would expect their SID to let work slip for any reason and I am NOT saying he has let anything slip (I don't know when they normally have the full schedule posted), but he has bigger priorities right now.

Approximately 75% of all D3 schools have their schedules posted now... those that don't are BEHIND those that do....And of the 100 + some odd that haven't posted, close to half of them are from the NorthEast and East small schools that are likely grossly undermanned....  The NAC, NEAC, NECC, MASCAC, LEC and GNAC are all in the 50% of schools not posted range.  The NESCAC and SCIAC are way behind too.....  The Great Lakes and Central Regions are already close to complete, and this is the usual trend.... priorities are different.....

I'm going to be blunt ... but I'm giving the JCU SID a ton of slack right now. He has more important priorities - and I don't even know if that is the reason the schedule isn't on their website. They might not have posted it for a bunch of reasons, I'm just saying ... http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180422/SPORTS/180429837

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:01:13 pm »
I get it Ryan ... I just with Bill on this one ... I am not sure this has the student's best interests in mind. We shall see.

In the meantime, FDU will fall a bit I am sure.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:58:57 pm »
JCU could very easily be a little behind these days. Not that I would expect their SID to let work slip for any reason and I am NOT saying he has let anything slip (I don't know when they normally have the full schedule posted), but he has bigger priorities right now.

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