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National topics / Re: 2019 Playoffs
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:56:25 pm »
Fran Ella, the Mock Bracket had great mixing of the regions.

The brackets go as follows (Regions are highlighted in bold):

Rowan regional: 1. Rowan, 2. Christopher Newport, 3. Tufts, 4. Susquehanna  MA 2; S 1, NE 1
vs.
Southern Maine regional: 1. Southern Maine, 2. Trinity (Conn.), 3. Oswego State, 4. New England College  NE 3 NY 1

Trinity (Texas) regional: Trinity vs. Concordia (Texas)  W 2 No flight
vs.
Salisbury regional: 1. Salisbury, 2. Kean, 3. Salve Regina, 4. Shenandoah  MA 2 NE 1 S 1

Concordia-Chicago regional: 1. Concordia-Chicago, 2. Heidelberg, 3. UW-La Crosse, 4. Cornell  MW 2 ME 1 C 1
vs.
Webster regional: 1. Webster, 2. Adrian, 3. Texas Lutheran, 4. Buena Vista  C 2 ME 1 W 1  One flight

Cortland regional: 1. Cortland, 2. Wheaton (Mass.), 3. Keystone, 4. St. Joseph (Maine)  NY 1 NE 2 MA 1
vs.
Johns Hopkins regional: 1. Johns Hopkins, 2. Mass.-Boston, 3. Rochester, 4. Misericordia  MA 2 NE 1 NY 1

TCNJ regional: 1. TCNJ, 2. MIT, 3. Alvernia, 4. Penn State-Abington  MA 3 NE 1
vs.
Babson regional: 1. Babson, 2. Penn State-Harrisburg, 3. Ramapo, 4. Baruch  MA 2 NE 1 NY 1

Birmingham-Southern regional: Birmingham-Southern vs. LaGrange  S 2 No flight
vs.
UW-Whitewater regional: 1. UW-Whitewater, 2. Case Western Reserve, 3. St. John's, 4. Bethany Lutheran MW 3 ME 1

Chapman regional: Chapman vs. Whitman  W 2 One flight
vs.
Ithaca regional: 1. Ithaca, 2. La Roche, 3. Farmingdale State, 4. Westfield State  NY 2 MA 1 NE 1

Denison regional: 1. Denison, 2. Washington & Jefferson, 3. Aurora, 4. Franklin ME 3 C 1
vs.
Washington U. regional: 1. Washington U., 2. North Central (Ill.), 3. Hendrix, 4. Otterbein  C 2 S 1 ME 1

9 brackets had teams from 3 regions
4 brackets had teams from 2 regions.

The three 2-team pods were in-region games from among Pool A bid winners.

If the host team wins the regional, then each super-regional pits teams from different regions.

That gives the chance for strong regions to break out of the pack. We saw UT-Tyler and Texas Lutheran meet in the Finals last year.



The Official Bracket is as follows:

at Southern Maine

1. Southern Maine, 2. Oswego State, 3. MIT, 4. New England College
Regions represented: 2.

at Mass-Boston

1. Mass-Boston, 2. Wheaton (Mass.), 3. St. Joseph's (Maine), 4. Baruch
Regions represented: 2.

Southern Maine (NE) and Mass-Boston (NE) winners meet in super regional.


at Trinity (Conn.)

1. Babson, 2. Trinity (Conn.), 3. Salve Regina, 4. Keystone
Regions represented: 2.

at Cortland

1. Cortland, 2. Penn State-Harrisburg, 3. Tufts, 4. Alvernia
Regions represented: 3.

Trinity (NE) and Cortland (NY) winners meet in super regional.
 

at Chapman

Chapman vs. Whitman

at Texas Lutheran

1. Trinity (Texas), 2. Texas Lutheran, 3. Concordia (Texas), 4. Franklin
Regions represented: 2.

Chapman (W) and Texas Lutheran (w) winners meet in super regional. Plane flight


at Washington U.

1. Washington U., 2. Coe, 3. Aurora, 4. Cornell
Regions represented: 2.

at Birmingham-Southern

Birmingham-Southern vs. LaGrange

Washington U. (C) and Birmingham-Southern (S) winners meet in super regional. 500 miles exactly from WUStL to B-SC.


at UW-Whitewater

1. Webster, 2. UW-Whitewater, 3. North Central (Ill.), 4. Bethany Lutheran
Regions represented: 2.

at Concordia-Chicago

1. Concordia-Chicago, 2. Baldwin Wallace, 3. St. John's, 4. Buena Vista
Regions represented: 3.

UW-Whitewater (MW) and Concordia-Chicago (MW) winners meet in super regional


at Wooster

1. Wooster, 2. Case Western Reserve, 3. Otterbein, 4. Rochester
Regions represented: 2.

at Adrian

1. Denison, 2. Heidelberg, 3. Adrian, 4. La Roche
Regions represented: 1.

Wooster (ME) and Adrian (ME) winners meet in super regional


at Kean

1. Ithaca, 2. Kean, 3. Shenandoah, 4. Westfield State
Regions represented: 4.

at Johns Hopkins

1. TCNJ, 2. Johns Hopkins, 3. Farmingdale State, 4. Susquehanna
Regions represented: 2.

Kean (MA) and Johns Hopkins (MA) winners meet in super regional

at Salisbury

1. Rowan, 2. Salisbury, 3. Washington & Jefferson, 4. Penn State-Abington
Regions represented: 3.

at Christopher Newport

Christopher Newport vs. Misericordia
Regions represented: 2

Salisbury (S) and Christopher Newport(S) winners meet in super regional

One bracket had teams from 4 regions.
Three brackets had teams from 3 regions.
Eight brackets had teams from 2 regions.
One bracket had all 4 teams from the same region.

Among the 2-team pods, 2 matched Pool A winners from the same region. CNU (South)  hosted Misericorida (Mid-Atlantic) for the third.

Ralph, I agree - the mock bracket is more diversified than the real one. But that diversity comes at a cost.

In the mock, 7 of the 8 super regionals could have resulted in flights. In the real bracket, only 3 of 8 could have flights. In both brackets, 2 flights were needed for the regional weekend. NCAA didn't want to risk that there would be 9 flights prior to the World Series.

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National topics / Re: 2019 Playoffs
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:47:44 pm »
I definitely felt like we did a better job diversifying the brackets.

For years the NCAA has moved to diversifying brackets and this year they backslide to a more regional feel.

It's like they didn't know the potential of the tools they had been given with the extra week of postseason.
Don't forget, however, that with the regional/super-regional format, some pods have to be more regionalized to save on potential flights in the super regionals.

For example, last year the committee was able to send both Southern Maine and Baldwin Wallace to the New York Regional (along with Salisbury and others). Now, you can't match up the four-team pod that has Southern Maine with the four-team pod that has Baldwin Wallace, since they are 761 miles apart and you want to avoid that flight for super regionals. Instead of figuring out which seven teams can go to one site for an eight-team regional, you now have to figure out which four-team grouping doesn't create problems when matched with another four-team grouping.

But how many teams flew in the first weekend this year, compared to other years, when it has been up to six?
It's a good point...here are the unofficial numbers based on what I could quickly find:

Last year - flights allowed prior to World Series (regionals):  6   (5 in the West since regional was in Spokane; the other Texas-Tyler playing in Sauget, Ill.)

This year - flights allowed prior to the World Series
(regionals):  2  (Whitman to Chapman; Franklin to Texas Lutheran)
(super regionals):  2 guaranteed (Chapman winner vs. Texas Lutheran winner; Wash U winner vs. Birmingham Southern winner), plus there is a chance of a flight in the Whitewater vs. Concordia-Chicago super regional (4 of the 16 possibilities qualify - Webster (1 seed) vs. BW, St. John's or Buena Vista, and Bethany Lutheran vs. BW)

So basically:
2018:  6 flights
2019:  4 or 5 flights

So, yes, the committee probably had a little more wiggle room, but not much if you compare this year to last year. I'm not sure about years prior to 2018, so it's tough to get a really good read on this.

The eight-team & six-team regional format allowed for a lot more mixing of teams than the new format does. In 2017 Cortland and DePauw were in the same regional (at W&J). It's tougher to pull that off now. It was easier to control things in the old format. Now they can't really run the risk of having a lot of super regionals involve flights, so it's basically fear of the unknown (matchup).

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National topics / Re: 2019 Playoffs
« on: May 17, 2019, 12:41:05 am »
I definitely felt like we did a better job diversifying the brackets.

For years the NCAA has moved to diversifying brackets and this year they backslide to a more regional feel.

It's like they didn't know the potential of the tools they had been given with the extra week of postseason.
Don't forget, however, that with the regional/super-regional format, some pods have to be more regionalized to save on potential flights in the super regionals.

For example, last year the committee was able to send both Southern Maine and Baldwin Wallace to the New York Regional (along with Salisbury and others). Now, you can't match up the four-team pod that has Southern Maine with the four-team pod that has Baldwin Wallace, since they are 761 miles apart and you want to avoid that flight for super regionals. Instead of figuring out which seven teams can go to one site for an eight-team regional, you now have to figure out which four-team grouping doesn't create problems when matched with another four-team grouping.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 05, 2019, 11:51:30 pm »
Cortland jr. outfielder Colin BeVard selected NCAA Division III Baseball National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. .... His four home runs included an amazing three inside-the-park homers -- two in the same inning, and he ended the week with a 1.615 slugging percentage.

If BeVard was less speedy (the pace around the bases was amazing), he would have had two triples in an inning, something only done 6 times. Instead he is just one of many with 2 HRs in an inning.

Ironically, one of those six players with two triples in an inning was a Cortland player (Dave Tidick vs. Oneonta in 1995)!!

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:45:16 pm »
Thanks Dave. No need to go searching - I trust you!! Good to know that I (and others) didn't miss out on nominations. -- Fran

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:37:29 pm »
And I just checked the site - there's no Team of the Week posted for this week. The last one posted was for last February. Bengals, if you have a link to the newest Team of the Week (if there is one), please post it here. Otherwise, I don't think there was one this past week. Thanks. -- Fran

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:33:56 pm »
   On a side SUNYAC (Womens) note.... Buffalo State's  - Princesss McCullough scored 25 points (10 OF 15 from the field)), pulled down 21 rebounds (4th best total in BENGAL single game history) AND 6 blocks versus Morrisville...and yet not even a mention on the D3 Hoops "Team of The week' although no member of that team of the week has stats that that can compare to McCulloughs??!!?!  Hoping that Pat Coleman, Magicman, The Bear, FranElia or someone can offer some advice. Hoping that its not that dreaded BB (Bengal Bias) that prevented her from being recognized

Check and see if the SID reported it to D3hoops. Most of the time when a stat line like that doesn't get mentioned is because the player wasn't nominated by the school's SID. It's not always D3hoops missing the boat.

That was a pretty good game by that young lady and certainly should have merited a TOTW nod.   

I was under the belief that there wasn't a Team of the Week this past week. I went into the system to nominate Nicky Bonura and there were no options available for basketball (just football and ice hockey). I will check with Pat Coleman to see why this happened. I'm disappointed, but I assume it was just some sort of technical glitch. -- Fran

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:10:19 pm »
My thanks to Jason Bowen, Pat Coleman and the D3football.com staff for the great story on Brett. Great job!!

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Apologies for the inconsistency of the video during the NCAA Regional in Auburn. We've been having some internet issues at the park, which is leading to problems with buffering and dropping of the broadcast.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: April 29, 2018, 09:53:39 pm »
Cortland is not playing at SUNY Poly. A leftover on their schedule page, but from what I've been told the game is not happening.

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:35:53 pm »
FYI - my apologies to the loyal fans for no live stats from the Cortland game tonight. We're probably going to go a while without them. Long story that I can't get into here, but the decision was out of our hands.  We at least will hopefully have video for most of the games.  -- Fran

I couldn't get video either.

I'm sorry about that. The video seemed to be fine for most, however. We had more than 200 viewers at one point, from what I've been told. We stream on YouTube Live, which tends to work on most devices.

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:33:25 pm »
FYI - my apologies to the loyal fans for no live stats from the Cortland game tonight. We're probably going to go a while without them. Long story that I can't get into here, but the decision was out of our hands.  We at least will hopefully have video for most of the games.  -- Fran

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire State Bowl 2017
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:09:25 am »

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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« on: September 15, 2016, 03:25:06 pm »
Note: Start time for Cortland vs. St. John Fisher game is now 1 p.m.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 29, 2016, 11:57:48 am »
Just to clarify on a couple of things:

1) The video issue for Cortland's game Friday was not the fault of anyone producing the broadcast. It was an internet provider issue - the broadcast was being done, but couldn't be sent out until the internet issue was fixed. The people the NCAA hires to do the broadcast produce a top-notch broadcast; it was unfortunate that no one could see that game. Appears the issue has been fixed since.

2) The stats people here don't keep pitch counts, so any numbers out there are either guesses, or numbers tracked by the individual teams.

The people here in Wisconsin run a first-class operation. I've been fortunate to be here multiple times, and I've been treated great every time. They provide a great experience for the athletes (now, if they could only figure out how to control the weather...) :)

Fran

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