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Messages - Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 22, 2019, 05:00:24 pm »
I cover all three sports in question: football, basketball, and lacrosse (plus soccer and others). I understand why some think a Top 25 ranking in lacrosse may get more media attention with it ... but I think football would be the top dog and then maybe basketball. Lacrosse is still more niche despite it's growth.

Webstreaming, I have found lacrosse does have a good following, though. I can't deny that. However, that can also be attributed, like football, to the fact there are less games than a sport like basketball or baseball.

I personally like how you think. :) Just isn't what I am hearing.

Either you are trying to get people headed down a certain path ... your info isn't accurate.

(To be clear, due to a message I have already received, I am reacting to the Terry Smith comment.)

Bobby Barker is mistaken.  Semling isn't going anywhere.  This has been going on for years and if the university felt Semling had to go he would have been gone long ago.   The NCAA will sign off on whatever reasons they are given.

I am not sure this is an accurate perspective. This entire case got dragged out over three and a half years in part due to Semling and then their former AD. The school seemed ready to get this over with a long time ago. I am not sure that would sit well with many leaders of a school - to keep the school in the "news" longer than it needs to be.

Furthermore, these violations took place under other administrators. The current chancellor has been dealing with a lot of negative news for the campus as a whole - they are clearly sick of that and Semling being around keeps the "news" front and center. There is an AD who isn't interested in how things used to be done in the past. The NCAA is going to be watching with a much closer eye due in part to the probation period and a repeat offender. There are a lot of reasons and ways why I could see the school separating from Semling.

Will it happen? No idea. Could they stick with him for a host of other reasons? Certainly. Will they suck up the show-cause and make sure to monitor Semling and the program to a larger degree? Quite possible.

I am simple being a devil's advocate that maybe, just maybe, UWSP decides it is time to move on.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 22, 2019, 02:59:21 pm »
Per the comment about a previous title (their first) being vacated due to a violation - that was a screw up on TMU's side. They admitted it. They didn't do their due diligence. That has no translation on them winning two more titles since. It certainly didn't help them with relationships within the PAC or finding a new conference home in DIII, but it has no bearing on the program Hans built at TMU nor the players, as Gordon mentioned, who played for that program.

And to be a full member of DIII, they cannot offer scholarships to anyone until they are out of DIII. They are perfectly welcome to battle for titles if eligible.

12 posts ... Iím sure you know something, but interesting for a newbie. I do know the finalists as well. Not sure I agree completely on head scratcher/jaw dropping ... but so I donít reveal anything, I wonít say more.

South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:01:44 pm »
I'm not kidding nor to I follow b'ball very closely. Thanks for the explanation JK.
I'll take the guy from Amherst !!!!!!

Eh. W&L had an Amherst guy for a long time. He wasn't bad but didn't really move the needle. Pedigree isn't everything. But I have no idea on these guys, or any other in DIII basketball. I just knew the names.

Doesn't mean each guy is equal. There are so many factors including an institution's interest in moving the needle themselves.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:01:04 pm »
For what it's worth, there's always Trinity Washington University!  ;D

Seriously though, since there's zero chance of the NCAA making the ACAA official, why not just say "to heck with it", and join up with the undersized hybrid USCAA/NAIA conference in the area, the Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?

Because those games won't count. Better to be in a conference in DIII than to waste games. Don't have to go that far to see how it affected Nebraska Wesleyan for many years.

South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:57:48 pm »
never heard of Kimbrough nor Toomey. Help me out. Who are these guys ?

Toomey is an Amherst assistant and was one of the best players Amherst has ever had. Kimbrough is head coach at Huntingdon here in AL. He was a Guilford Assistant for a quite a while prior to becoming hc at Huntingdon.

Kimbrough was also a stud at Guilford and in the ODAC in his career.

Toomey was a stud in his Amherst career as well. One of the best players in the country.

South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:16:10 pm »
never heard of Kimbrough nor Toomey. Help me out. Who are these guys ?

Oh I really hope you are being sarcastic. Maybe you aren't ... but I am really hoping. :)

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:06:10 pm »
ACAA was only going to be a placeholder in the first place. I don't think anyone expected it to survive or be an AQ anyway.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Championship Belt
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:05:17 pm »
I am dying with laughter right now.

BTW - UWSP may have the deadline as now, but they are also hosting the Men's Ice Hockey final four ... bad timing! HAHA

South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 21, 2019, 01:54:33 pm »
Speculation, made public by another entity, has the following names in the mix for the HSC job:

Austin Shaver
Aaron Toomey
Caleb Kimbrough

West Region / Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:57:56 pm »
While Whitman loss four starters, they still have a wealth of experience and talent coming back. Whitworth does as well. The rest of the NWC is improving. I suspect the West - for it's last year of existence in it's current form - will be a bear.

Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:56:37 pm »
Sadly, some administrators took that idea of being held in prestige too far. I'll leave it at that, but TMU didn't do anything to help themselves ... and I am NOT talking about the student-athletes and what they did in competition. They weren't part of decisions behind the scenes that I personally feel put TMU in this situation.

And no, I will not discuss specifics.

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