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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:24:52 am »
IWU plays the 1000th game in program history today at Albion College.  The Britons were 6-0 in the MIAA last season, but got pounded by Wheaton in the non-conference and North Central in the playoffs.  Albion lost 42-31 at UW-Stevens Point last weekend.

IWU gets middle linebacker Connor Klein, a 2nd Team all-CCIW pick last year, back today.  I'm interested to see how the Titans play in their second game, on the road, after a pretty good showing in the opener vs Franklin. 

Here are a few recent articles...

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/roberts-ready-to-keep-on-running-for-titans/article_29b62e7d-dcf8-58e2-b86d-d4f04f655cd5.html

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/iwu-assistant-coach-ready-to-go-against-father/article_1664ea45-2b45-5ecf-aaeb-93b290d44489.html

http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php?feed=31&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&pt=Illinois+Wesleyan+football+takes+new+%27identity%27+to+Albion&id=155644&is_corp=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVVmKYo3wdA&feature=youtu.be

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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:24:33 am »
IWU 42
Franklin 35

http://iwusports.com/boxscore.aspx?id=2769&path=football

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/freshman-warner-comes-up-big-in-iwu-s-season-opening/article_f01623b8-2292-5853-ab2c-3a077f13461b.html

* Jack Warner (QB): 21-32, 292 yards, 3 TD; 52 yards rushing, 1 TD
* Artie Checchin (WR): 7 receptions, 161 yards, 1 TD; 100-yard kickoff return TD
* Anfernee Roberts (RB): 26 carries, 140 yards; 1 TD
* Matt Kussmann (P): 5 punts, 45.8 avg

* Luke Roth (LB): 10 tackles
* John Worley (DE): 5 tackels, 3 sacks, 1 INT

* IWU: 489 yards total offense (292 passing/192 rushing)


Heading into yesterday's opener, I was fairly skeptical about the thought of IWU being a Top 25-caliber team again.  I even wondered if this could be the first of a couple pretty rough rebuilding years.  After watching the Titans, I left looking forward to what's ahead for this season.  I believe IWU has enough talent to contend for a top 2 CCIW finish.

Freshman QB Jack Warner had a very nice debut - 4 TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing) and several big plays in big moments.  I was expecting a run-first guy who would struggle in the passing game in college -- that is not the case at all.  Warner is a little guy (listed at 5-10), and he's certainly very fast and a big running threat, but he has a good arm and is accurate.  He made some throws yesterday that really impressed me.  I'm sure Warner will go through ups and down this year, but IWU has found a good QB.

Junior WR Artie Checchin was an all-CCIW 1st teamer last year as a return specialist, and 2nd teamer as a WR.  He'll continue to give the Titans a big-time playmaker in both areas.  I think he'll end up being one of the elite WRs in the CCIW this year.

Junior RB Anfernee Roberts gives the Titans another threat on offense - very quick and fast, and someone who will break some long runs over the course of the season.

John Worley (DE), a returning 1st team all-CCIW player, is a special player on the other side of the ball.  In the final minutes of the game, Franklin had the ball with a chance to drive down the field to tie the game.  IWU sacked Franklin QB Grant Welp on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th down -- 2 of those by Worley.  He also had a big INT early in the 4th Q on IWU's 2-yard line with Franklin heading in for a score.  The Titans have a few other "difference makers" on defense (transfer LB Luke Roth stood out yesterday), and I think the defense will get better as the year goes on.

Finally, IWU is good on special teams behind 3 returning 1st team all-CCIW players - Checchin, punter Matt Kussmann, and kicker Michael Kelley.

Overall I'd say solid opener for the Titans and reason for optimism from IWU fans.  The Titans have a lot of weapons in all phases of the game.

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North Region football / Re: 2009 CCIW in-game updates
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:29:09 pm »
Half in Bloomington:

IWU 35
Franklin 21


IWU freshman QB Jack Warner has run for a TD and thrown for 2 in his first half of collegiate football.  He looks good.

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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: September 06, 2014, 09:06:50 am »
Here are the IWU starters I pieced together from various articles...missing 1 on offense and 2 on defense.


Offense
QB Jack Warner, 5-10/165 Fr (Hersey H.S.)
RB Anfernee Roberts, 5-7/185 Jr (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.)

OL Niall Mulcahy*, 6-0/285 Sr (Fenwick H.S.)
OL Garrett Laflamme, 6-3/280 Sr (Deerfield H.S.)
OL Lucas Diller, 6-6/285 Jr (Prairie Central H.S.)
OL Frank Toland, 6-4/285 Jr (Lincoln-Way East H.S.)
OL Tom Pearson, 6-4/295 Jr (Cary-Grove H.S.)
TE Brady Hails, 6-2/230 Sr (Collinsville H.S.)

WR Artie Checchin, 6-1/200 Jr (Rolling Meadows H.S.)
WR Fernando Lozano, 5-10/190 Jr. (Elk Grove H.S.)

Defense
DE John Worley*, 6-4/255 Sr (York H.S.)
DT Jeff Jerome*, 6-1/260 Sr (Normal West H.S.)
DT Will James, 6-0/270 Jr (Champaign Centennial H.S.)

OLB Luke Roth, 5-11/225 So (Naperville Central H.S.)
MLB Connor Klein* 6-2/205 Sr (Maine South H.S.)
OLB Sean Garvey, 6-0/220 So (Glenbrook South H.S.)

CB Tyrell Bolden, 6-0/190 Sr (Springfield H.S.)
CB Ben Bouie, 5-10/180 Jr (Eisenhower H.S.)
S Brinton Wilkey, Jr, 6-2/210 Fr (Springfield H.S.)

Special Teams
P Matt Kussman, 6-3/260 Sr (Tri-Valley H.S.)
K Michael Kelley, 5-9/155 Jr (Carbondale H.S.)

* captain

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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:08:47 pm »
I can tell you guys are so so interested in football -- not even to ask who the true freshmen winning the Titan QB is, and that Tyler Hook, the supposed heir apparent to Rob Gallik, decided to leave the program. 

Perhaps no one asked because it had already been posted.

Jack Warner will become the first freshman to start a season opener in Norm Eash's 28 years as coach at IWU.  Junior Tyler Hook, who was in a neck and neck battle for the job, has left the team.

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/freshman-qb-earns-iwu-starting-nod/article_67262520-9c1a-5274-9805-b9d903fef004.html

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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:13:53 am »
Jack Warner will become the first freshman to start a season opener in Norm Eash's 28 years as coach at IWU.  Junior Tyler Hook, who was in a neck and neck battle for the job, has left the team.

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/freshman-qb-earns-iwu-starting-nod/article_67262520-9c1a-5274-9805-b9d903fef004.html

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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 24, 2014, 08:24:11 am »
Sounds like the Titans have an impact transfer in Luke Roth, a redshirt freshman LB from Drake (Naperville Central H.S.), who is in the mix to start.

http://www.godrakebulldogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15700&ATCLID=209133445


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North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:51:06 am »
Article outlining some of IWU's position battles, including QB...

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/football/hook-warner-battling-for-iwu-quarterback-nod/article_f88759d6-632d-5101-99ba-e5fde04acbc7.html

Here are some senior year highlights for Jack Warner, the Hersey H.S. grad in the starting QB mix - http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1607095/highlights/152807376.  He's a quick, little mobile guy type.

Two very different types of QB competing for that job.  6-5 junior Tyler Hook is a pure pocket passer. 

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:44:29 pm »
Q, any word on a Rossi return?

70, as I have told you, Alex Rossi is done with basketball.

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Returning/departing players from 2013-14 CCIW rotations...

Illinois Wesleyan (27-5, 12-2)
G - Dylan Overstreet, 6-3/180 Jr   2nd Team All-CCIW       
G - Pat Sodemann, 6-3/195 Jr
F - Andrew Ziemnik, 6-5/220 Sr   1st Team All-CCIW      
F - Victor Davis, 6-5/235 Sr   1st Team All-CCIW
C - Mike Marietti, 6-8/245 So

G - Jordan Nelson, 6-1/170 Jr
F - Mike Mayberger, 6-6/205 Sr
G - Bryce Dolan, 6-0/160 So
F - Eric Dortch, 6-4/210 Sr
G - Brady Zimmer, 6-4/180 Sr
C - Nick Anderson, 6-10/230 Sr


Wheaton (21-9, 10-4)
G - Tyler Peters, 6-4/205 Sr    1st Team All-CCIW/Most Outstanding Player
G - Caleb MeMoss, 6-0/165 Jr
G - Brayden Teuscher, 6-3/205 Jr   2nd Team All-CCIW
F - Peter Smith, 6-6/190 Jr
F - Nate Haynes, 6-6/218 Sr    3rd Team All-CCIW

G - Tad Fisher, 6-0/185 Sr
F - Michael Berg, 6-6/210 So
F - Joel Smith, 6-6/235 So

Augustana (20-8, 9-5)
G - Hunter Hill, 5-9/160 So   2nd Team All-CCIW
G - Dan Jurgutis, 6-0/197 Jr
F - Tayvian Johnson, 6-6/197 So  3rd Team All-CCIW
F - Ben Ryan, 6-5/207 So
F - Brandon Motzel, 6-7/208 So

G - Jawan Straughter, 6-1/177 So 
C - Kevin Schlitter, 6-8/282 Jr
F - Nic Hoepfner, 6-6/220 Jr
G - Mark Roth, 6-1/167 Jr
G - Griffin Pils, 6-4/204 So
G - Jake Norcia, 6-0/168 So

Carthage (16-10, 9-5)
G - Donte Logan, 5-11/160 Jr
G - Malcom Kelly, 6-0/185 Sr    1st Team All-CCIW
G - Kevin Sykes Jr, 6-3/160 Sr
F - Marlon Senior, 6-5/195 Sr    2nd Team All-CCIW
C - Mike Kastel, 6-7/235 Jr

F - Cameron Van Wyk, 6-6/185 Jr
G - Reese Herth, 6-2/170 Jr
G - Myles Olsen, 6-1/195 So
F - Sean Valentine, 6-4/200, Jr

North Central (14-11, 7-7)
G - Brandon Williams, 6-1/170 Sr
G - Pat Rourke, 6-3/170 Sr
G - Vince Kmiec, 6-4/185 Sr   2nd Team All-CCIW
F - Jack Burchett, 6-6/215 Jr
C - Landon Gamble, 6-6/240 Sr    1st Team All-CCIW

G - Tyler Sutton, 6-1/160 So
F - Kevin Honn, 6-4/180 So
F - David Robinson, 6-5/200 Fr

Elmhurst (14-11, 6-8)
G - Pat Coleman, 6-2/190 So
G - Kyle Wuest, 6-1/180 So
G - Taylor Baxter, 6-5/205 Sr
F - Nick Sanford, 6-5/210 Sr    3rd Team All-CCIW
F - Will Nixon, 6-7/210 So

F - Erick Crittenden, 6-7/200 So
G - Bryant Ackerman, 6-2/195 So
F - Kenny Payonk, 6-6/220 So
G - Nathan Rogers, 6-1/185 Fr
G - Peyton Wyatt, 5-11/195 So

Millikin (8-17, 2-12)
G - TJ Griffin, 5-9/185 So
G - Tives Gardner, 6-0/165 So
F - Jacob Kueker, 6-5/175 So
F - Deavis Johnson, 6-7/210 So   3rd Team All-CCIW
F - Bryn Agnew, 6-8/200 Fr

G - Parker Day, 6-0/190 So
F - Elijah Kinmon, 6-5/190 So
G - Brennan Coltrane, 5-11/160 So

North Park (4-21, 1-13)
G - Juwan Henry, 5-10/155, Fr   3rd Team All-CCIW/Freshman of the Year
G - Garrett Gatz, 5-10/160 Jr
G - Jayquan Lee, 6-0/160 Fr
F - Joe Biko, 6-6/240 Fr
C - Nate Rummel, 6-7/245 Jr

F - Michael Hutchinson, 6-4/210 So
G - Ryan Hyrn, 5-11/175 So
G - Reggie MgGee, 6-3/175 Jr
F - Matt McNamara, 6-6/250 Fr

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Former Millikin A.D. Joe Hakes has been named new A.D. at Illinois Institute of Technology ("Illinois Tech").

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If you get a chance, throw a vote to IWU's Nick Anderson as the favorite 2013-14 Elite 89 award winner...

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/honoring-achievement-and-field

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Todd Kelly, currently an assistant at North Central and formerly a player at Millikin, was named head coach at Illinois Tech.

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Some nice pub. recently for IWU DE John Worley.

* Named preseason All-American by Sporting News and Lindy's - http://www.iwusports.com/news/2014/6/1/FB_0601140903.aspx

* Rated #20 DE by nfldraftdiamonds.com - http://www.iwusports.com/news/2014/6/25/FB_0625143942.aspx

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