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Lucas, it's insidious that your link takes readers back to the first page of The BeltTM's board on d3boards.com.

There will be employers who won't get a full day's work out of their employees today, thanks to you.

There will probably also be some employees who get caught laughing out loud in their cubicles.

I apologize for nothing.  :D

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Tues, 11/12 ó Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Fri, 11/15 ó Greenville U

I'm trying to figure out which I'm more excited for: facing the defending champs for possession of The BeltTM (assuming at least that this is Oshkosh's first game or they beat whoever they play before NCC) or getting to announce a men's System game.

How about a BeltTM system game if the Sons of Warden can win the opener?

I'm getting way ahead of myself, and will need to run this through the proper channels, but I'd put in for naming rights for 2019-20 and call it The #THREEEEEEEEETM BeltTM. (I'm trademarking "#THREEEEEEEEE" now before the weasels get to it.)

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The NCC women's schedule for 2019-20 is up.

After only playing 9 home games last year, the Cardinals get a dozen dates at Merner, with non-conference tilts against Dubuque (11/16 for the home opener), UWSP (11/23... happy 30th birthday to me), Benedictine (11/26), and Chicago (12/18). The Cardinals open the regular season on November 9th at Knox to complete the home-and-home started last year. Their long trip is a California swing before New Years to take on Caltech and Whittier.

That season-ending road "trip" of @ Carroll, @ IWU, and @ Wheaton though... yeesh.

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Tues, 11/12 ó Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Fri, 11/15 ó Greenville U

I'm trying to figure out which I'm more excited for: facing the defending champs for possession of The BeltTM (assuming at least that this is Oshkosh's first game or they beat whoever they play before NCC) or getting to announce a men's System game.

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New rule: Other than Wayne Messmer, the only CCIW grad allowed on the field on the day of a home game at Wrigley is Jim Oboikowich.

What if it's after a Sunday afternoon Cubs win and I want to take my son down to run the bases? :)

I'm assuming the old Photo Day promotion from the early 00's when I went down on the field for photos with then-Cubs is okay because I was like, 12, and hadn't decided to attend a CCIW institution yet... though one of those days the game got rained out, and I don't remember what happened the other time.

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Wait a minute, those of us who remember how to pronounce Przybyslawski now have to learn Czuhajewski?

I'd like to think that pronouncing Nikki's surname on the air for three years will give me a leg up -- or, as they say in Poland, daj mi przewagę -- on learning how to pronounce Emily's.

Yeah... I'ma have to brush up on my Polish. Or watch a couple North Park games before they come to Naperville so I don't sound like an idiot.

Or my usual fallback option... slide into Greg's PM's a couple days before they come to Naperville. :)

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As far as Teenie goes, she isnít. It must be a nickname as Teenie is 5í10Ē. Not too teenie! :D

I didnít remember the 5í10Ē part. The only things I remember about her one trip to Merner was her name (last name pronounced ďlight-fooseĒ and donít ask me how I remember this half a decade later) and the fact that the Blugolds blew a 19 point second half lead that day and lost by 12.

(As Mr. Ypsi, my favorite is Yip Ypya! ;D  If she had come to EMU, she's be immortal now! 8-))

Honestly, I think itís mine, too. But Veggie Tangen might have been the one I had the most fun with. I went with his real name the first time around, but said screw it this past year and called him Veggie partially because I wanted to see how long it would take before Clark turned to me to ask what the hell I was doing.  :)

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Instantaneously making the all-time All CCIW Name Dream Team is NCC recruit T.J. Fullilove, a 6í3Ē SF/SG out of Indian Trail HS in Kenosha,WI.

Yeah, he makes my All-Name Team. Itís co-ed and I had to fill out the starting five with a WIAC player. Also, small ball on steroids:

-T.J. Fullilove (NCC men)
-Veggie Tangen (NPU men)
-Yip Ypya (Millikin women)
-IxChel Leeuwenburgh (NCC women)
-Teenie Lichtfuss (UW-EC women)

A fine representation of current/recent monikers. However, when talking all-time CCIW names, one that must be included is former NCC guard C.J. Goldthree, an all-conference performer in 2012.
C.J. is probably best remembered for scoring as many points (23) in the first half of a game against Lake Forest as the entire LF team had at halftime.
A good student as well as a ball player, he sadly spent only 2 years in Naperville before his flame 🔥 burned out, chiefly as a result of homesickness 🏡, and he rode off into the sunset 🌅.

...I'm mad at myself that I forgot about him.

All right, we've got an All-CCIW Name starting five!

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Instantaneously making the all-time All CCIW Name Dream Team is NCC recruit T.J. Fullilove, a 6í3Ē SF/SG out of Indian Trail HS in Kenosha,WI.

Yeah, he makes my All-Name Team. Itís co-ed and I had to fill out the starting five with a WIAC player. Also, small ball on steroids:

-T.J. Fullilove (NCC men)
-Veggie Tangen (NPU men)
-Yip Ypya (Millikin women)
-IxChel Leeuwenburgh (NCC women)
-Teenie Lichtfuss (UW-EC women)

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So far I've only been able to find one (well, technically two) recruitment announcement(s) for North Central, and this one is a few weeks old.

https://twitter.com/PHSKnightsGBB/status/1126217511635124224

  • Jessica Kowalczyk, 5'6" G, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
  • Stephanie Kowalczyk, 5'6" G, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)

Yeah, twins, but with two different games from what I've been able to gather. Stephanie is a righty drive-and-dish type, while Jessica is a lefty and more of an outside shooter.

I look forward to mixing them up at least once this season. :P

Lucas,

I spoke with Maggie, and to avoid any possible confusion on your part, she promised to issue the young ladies different jersey numbers!  ;D

Yeah, that'll work until they pull that seventh grade stunt and swap jerseys just to screw with me. :D

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A little more digging uncovered another NCC recruit.

https://twitter.com/natstavropoulos/status/1121100240596152321

Natalie Stavropolous- 5'7" G, Orland Park (Carl Sandburg)

Natalie was an Class 3A/4A All State Honorable Mention in 2018, but suffered an ACL and meniscus tear in December and missed most of the season.

Her high school teammate, 5'9" forward Destiny Antione, will play for Carthage.

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I look forward to mixing them up at least once this season. :P

In that case, the all-important question is: Fraternal or identical?

As I understand it, identical. I tried to read up a little to find out a little more and saw a story about them trading places one day in like 7th grade to mess with their teachers. Supposedly, one of them has a scar on their chin or something and that's the easiest way to tell them apart.

That would be amusing. Alas, Prospect High's rather pedestrian nickname is the Knights.

A golden opportunity missed. Alas...

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So far I've only been able to find one (well, technically two) recruitment announcement(s) for North Central, and this one is a few weeks old.

https://twitter.com/PHSKnightsGBB/status/1126217511635124224

  • Jessica Kowalczyk, 5'6" G, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
  • Stephanie Kowalczyk, 5'6" G, Mt. Prospect (Prospect)

Yeah, twins, but with two different games from what I've been able to gather. Stephanie is a righty drive-and-dish type, while Jessica is a lefty and more of an outside shooter.

I look forward to mixing them up at least once this season. :P

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MIAC's #TomToss has precedent

Quote from: Wikipedia
In 1939, [John] Roning took over at Gustavus Adolphus College where he served as athletic director, football, basketball and track coach.[2] During his tenure as football head coach, Roning led the Gusties to an overall record of 17 wins, five losses and one tie (17Ė5Ė1).  He led the Gusties to the 1940 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) championship; however, the school was suspended from the MIAC for the 1941 season for its perceived "overemphasis" on collegiate athletics.

Quote from: Milwaukee Journal April 7, 1941
Gustavus Adolphus which was suspended Saturday from the state college conference, Monday face possible loss of it's coach, John Roning.  Roning has been offered the job of athletic director and head coach at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., but president O.J. Johnson said he hoped Roning would remain as athletic director and head coach.

Gustavus was suspended by the conference council of faculty managers for one year effective next fall, for overemphasizing athletic activities. It will be forced to schedule non-conference opponents for a year.

Gustavus also forfeited the conference's hockey championship to St. Thomas for using an ineligible player.  The Gusties also won the football title last fall.  Johnson said the school had "no recriminations at this time and no protests to make" and that Gustavus expected to be readmitted to the conference after the year's suspension.

UST didn't break any rules, unlike the rotten Gusties.

Also have to factor in that getting a one year suspension and getting kicked out of the conference entirely is apples and oranges.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:53:45 am »
Aiden Chang Instagram post...

"Two days before my injury I accepted a job as a Consulting Analyst at @accenture. Iím extremely lucky to announce that theyíre allowing me to start work in May of 2020, so that I can enroll in Graduate school and receive my Masters in Organizational Leadership. This will also allow me to finish my basketball career at North Central College as a medical hardship. A huge weight off my shoulders knowing Iíll be able to finish out my dream and Iím ecstatic for this opportunity. Tough times donít last, tough people do! #WeAreNC"

Letís just say Iím looking forward to the home opener in 7 months. I havenít been this excited for a lineup introduction since Lauren Hernandez came back from a pair of ACL tears a few years back.

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