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Trine football opens at NAIA Indiana Weleyan on Sept 18 in Marion, IN.  Not sure if it will be a "real" game or just a controlled scimmage.  Trine also plays home to NAIA Judson on Sept 26 and at Adrian on Oct 3.  I don't forsee them scheduling any more than these 3 games in the fall, but then again everything is very fluid in the world of sports these days.   

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Trine University conducted their 1st round of Covid19 tests to their student athletes this week as the university started the fall semester on Monday.  Out of 1,142 student athletes tested, 9 results were positive, all individuals were asymptomatic, positivity rate of 0.8%.  All fall sports teams are practicing to some extent, obviously practices look much different, keeping groups small.  I listened to a Trine Broadcasting Network interview of AD Matt Land today.  With the MIAA moving fall conference competiton to the spring, the Trine fall seasons will look much different.  He said in football they might be able to play 2, 3, or 4 games, no fans other than possibly family.  Still lots of unknowns of course.     
At that point, how do you justify the cost? Assuming you aren't bubbling these student athletes, this testing won't be a one-time thing.
Matt didn't bring up the cost aspect in the interview.  Obviously testing is not a one time thing but ongoing.  If it was going to be cost prohibitive I don't think Trine would be wanting to do fall sports, maybe alums with deep pockets are donating towards covid costs.  I do know enrollment is up again, it is a yearly thing for Trine.  Especially when a lot of colleges and universities Trine's size are seeing between 5 and 25 percent decrease in enrollment.

So are they quarantining these athletes who tested positive as well as the rest of the team and coaching staff? Regardless of how small the numbers of positive tests are, that is a concern. I can't imagine they do not have some sort of contingency plan for that, it was part of the discussions in the confernce meetings this summer for all the schools. But then again, I perhaps your school is simply blazing on their own, which wouldn't surprise me since they (and Adrian) decided to not be unified wirh the conference. Also, am surprised that AD Land would not address the costs of testing regardless of who is financing it-should be shared with the public at some point. Perhaps he will do so in the near future.
Trine is closely following NCAA guidelines in tandem with community health partners and government health officials.  Protocols are in place which includes quarantining the affected student athletes.  The costs of covid19 safety is huge for all colleges and universities.  I remember seeing a breakdown of the costs at Trine a long time ago but can't remember where I read it.  AD Land did not address this aspect in the TBN interview as it was not a question brought up by the moderator, that is not to say Land is keeping everything secretive, it just wasn't a question that was asked.  Those figures are publicly available pretty much at every institution if you do some research in .edu websites. 

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Trine University conducted their 1st round of Covid19 tests to their student athletes this week as the university started the fall semester on Monday.  Out of 1,142 student athletes tested, 9 results were positive, all individuals were asymptomatic, positivity rate of 0.8%.  All fall sports teams are practicing to some extent, obviously practices look much different, keeping groups small.  I listened to a Trine Broadcasting Network interview of AD Matt Land today.  With the MIAA moving fall conference competiton to the spring, the Trine fall seasons will look much different.  He said in football they might be able to play 2, 3, or 4 games, no fans other than possibly family.  Still lots of unknowns of course.     
At that point, how do you justify the cost? Assuming you aren't bubbling these student athletes, this testing won't be a one-time thing.
Matt didn't bring up the cost aspect in the interview.  Obviously testing is not a one time thing but ongoing.  If it was going to be cost prohibitive I don't think Trine would be wanting to do fall sports, maybe alums with deep pockets are donating towards covid costs.  I do know enrollment is up again, it is a yearly thing for Trine.  Especially when a lot of colleges and universities Trine's size are seeing between 5 and 25 percent decrease in enrollment. 

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Trine University conducted their 1st round of Covid19 tests to their student athletes this week as the university started the fall semester on Monday.  Out of 1,142 student athletes tested, 9 results were positive, all individuals were asymptomatic, positivity rate of 0.8%.  All fall sports teams are practicing to some extent, obviously practices look much different, keeping groups small.  I listened to a Trine Broadcasting Network interview of AD Matt Land today.  With the MIAA moving fall conference competiton to the spring, the Trine fall seasons will look much different.  He said in football they might be able to play 2, 3, or 4 games, no fans other than possibly family.  Still lots of unknowns of course.     

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"Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Presidentsí Council has voted to postpone conference competition and conference tournaments for cross country, football, menís and womenís golf, menís and womenís soccer, and volleyball. The Conference will develop schedules for these sports to take place later in the academic year. The MIAA is committed to offering engaging athletic experiences for student-athletes in these sports with extensive team activities this fall to include practice, skill development, strength & conditioning, leadership, and professional development opportunities.

Adrian College, Calvin University, and Trine University are exploring options to compete in all fall sports that they normally sponsor. Olivet College will explore options for competing in cross country, golf, and tennis this fall. All MIAA member institutions will continue to follow the NCAA recommendations outlined in the Resocialization to Sport Ė Developing Standards for Competition and Sport document for preseason resocialization to campus, practice, and competition this fall."

According to the Adrian, Calvin and Trine athletics websites, they are looking at options for playing an Independent/Non Conference schedule this fall.  More news to come on this...

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"Looks like Adrian will play Trine in football this fall.  Maybe a home and home 2 game season?  Oh boy!!  Maybe Calvin can quickly put together a football progam to join in the fun ::).  In volleyball Adrian, Calvin and Trine will make up the conference this fall, maybe get some actual matches in until competing in a modified MIAA schedule in the spring."

...in re-reading some more info from Trine and Calvin athletics pages they will pursue modified NON CONFERENCE options for play this fall.  No Adrian-Trine football game until the spring  So if the HCAC is still planning on fall sports maybe they can pick up some football and volleyball games with those institutions. 

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WOTS is the MIAA is going to make an announcement Thursday afternoon.  I don't know the exact details, but I think you can infer you don't make an announcement that you're going to continue doing what you were planning on doing.

Just a refresher the MIAA was going to play an all conference-only schedule for all fall sports.

Jack Doles, WOODTV, is reporting that the MIAA will announce the cancellation of the fall football season July 30.  There is a chance they will be allowed to play 5 games in the spring.

5 games would keep them under the line for losing a years eligibility.

The decision has been made for a few days. Not sure why they have waited until now to make it, however, that seems to be the modus operendi of our league.

A five game spring schedule is doable from a time and number standpoint. However, as has been discussed on the other boards, I am not sure how feasable this really is for having most of the fall sports in the spring as nit every MIAA school has separate football and soccer/lacrosse stadiums/fields. Add to that the added work load hours and stress on the athletic training staffs (which are now usually less than a handful), such will be a more than challenging undertaking. Can it work? Yes. Is it really realistic ir worth it?  I am not so sure.

"Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Presidentsí Council has voted to postpone conference competition and conference tournaments for cross country, football, menís and womenís golf, menís and womenís soccer, and volleyball. The Conference will develop schedules for these sports to take place later in the academic year. The MIAA is committed to offering engaging athletic experiences for student-athletes in these sports with extensive team activities this fall to include practice, skill development, strength & conditioning, leadership, and professional development opportunities.

Adrian College, Calvin University, and Trine University are exploring options to compete in all fall sports that they normally sponsor. Olivet College will explore options for competing in cross country, golf, and tennis this fall. All MIAA member institutions will continue to follow the NCAA recommendations outlined in the Resocialization to Sport Ė Developing Standards for Competition and Sport document for preseason resocialization to campus, practice, and competition this fall."

Looks like Adrian will play Trine in football this fall.  Maybe a home and home 2 game season?  Oh boy!!  Maybe Calvin can quickly put together a football progam to join in the fun ::).  In volleyball Adrian, Calvin and Trine will make up the conference this fall, maybe get some actual matches in until competing in a modified MIAA schedule in the spring. 


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Olivet commit:

Diego Ledesma, 6'1 G, Wyoming HS, MI

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I can't 100% confirm this but it appears 3 teammates from Hanover-Horton HS in Michigan are all attending Trine this fall.

Mitch Sauber
Jack Brockie
Trent Finegan

I don't have any stats or heights, I believe they are all Guards...I do know Sauber was highly regarded and was POY in Jackson County.  In fact I read 6 guys off this Hanover-Horton team are going to be playing college basketball, including Bryce Sanders who will be attending Hope.  Jack Brockie is also an accomplished golfer, not sure if he'll be able to do that double or not at Trine.  I don't know much about Michigan HS basketball but from what I've read the Hanover-Horton team was just anniliating teams this past season, was ranked 2nd in their class and 8th in the state of Michigan regardless of class. 

If you Michigan posters know any more about these gentleman I'd be appreciative of any information you may have.

I was able to find some heights:

Mitch Sauber 5'10 G
Jack Brockie 6'4 G
Trent Finegan 6'3 G-F

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I can't 100% confirm this but it appears 3 teammates from Hanover-Horton HS in Michigan are all attending Trine this fall.

Mitch Sauber
Jack Brockie
Trent Finegan

I don't have any stats or heights, I believe they are all Guards...I do know Sauber was highly regarded and was POY in Jackson County.  In fact I read 6 guys off this Hanover-Horton team are going to be playing college basketball, including Bryce Sanders who will be attending Hope.  Jack Brockie is also an accomplished golfer, not sure if he'll be able to do that double or not at Trine.  I don't know much about Michigan HS basketball but from what I've read the Hanover-Horton team was just anniliating teams this past season, was ranked 2nd in their class and 8th in the state of Michigan regardless of class. 

If you Michigan posters know any more about these gentleman I'd be appreciative of any information you may have.

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Trine commit:

Mason Loeffler    6'4    G   Evergreen HS, Metamora OH

Comes from the same High School that Coach Brooks Miller graduated from.  Ironically Coach Miller is the all time leading scorer in Evergreen school history and Mason is second just 11 points shy of breaking Coach Miller's record.  He was originally an Urbana University commit but Urbana is closing its doors due to declining enrollment as they only had an enrollment of 350 students this past academic year.  The pandemic did not help matters.  Mason was 3rd team All State in D-III in Ohio.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MIAA
« on: April 30, 2020, 04:56:57 pm »
Great interview with Trine graduating senior Katy Steers via video from Trine junior Shay Herbert.  She had a fantastic career here at Trine, 4 year starter.  Good luck in your future career Katy!

https://youtu.be/GBBxdzTXWjQ

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Trine basketball commit:

Kolby Bullard        5'11 G        Lapel HS, Lapel IN

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Trine commit:

Logan Suchland        6'5 G/F        New Breman HS, New Breman Ohio

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Trine commit:

Grant Gresham       6'6 F       LaPorte HS       LaPorte IN

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