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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1350 on: March 06, 2013, 02:32:00 pm »
Sure enough NACfan, you were right. The women's coaches had planned to play a full double round robin, but have now opted for 20 games instead. They'll have a rotation schedule to dictate which teams they only meet once each season.

I'm starting to like that idea as I think about it more. The single game against a conference opponent could be useful if it comes down to a tiebreaker especially if it's the two teams that played each other once.
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1351 on: June 06, 2013, 06:42:28 pm »
Here are the non-cons that I could find as of right now.

Wisconsin Lutheran

11/19 vs Mount Mary
11/22 vs Washington (MO) Paul F. Knueppel Classic
11/23 vs Hope (MI) Paul F. Kneuppel Classic

Alverno

11/19 at Illinois Tech
12/18 vs Illinois Tech
12/20 vs Randolph at St. Petersburg, FL
12/21 vs Dubuque (IA) at St. Petersburg, FL
1/3 vs Bethany Lutheran

Aurora

11/16 at Monmouth (IL)
11/19 vs Wheaton (IL)
11/23 at North Park (IL)
11/26 at Webster (MO)
12/30 vs North Central (IL)

Benedictine

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Chicago

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Wisconsin

11/16 at Augustana (IL)
11/20 at Carroll (WI)
11/26 vs UW-La Crosse
1/24 vs Concordia Nebraska (Concordia Invitational Tournament)
1/25 at Concordia Invitational Tournament

Dominican

11/15 vs Knox at Chicago
11/16 vs Westminster (MO)
11/20 vs Elmhurst (IL)
11/26 vs Albion (MI)
12/19 vs North Central (IL)

Edgewood

11/16 vs Loras (IA)
11/17 vs Dubuque (IA)
11/23 vs UW-Whitewater
12/28 at Millikin (IL)
12/29 vs UW-Stevens Point

Lakeland

Schedule isn't up yet

Marian

Schedule isn't up yet

MSOE

Schedule isn't up yet

Rockford

11/15 at Chicago Tournament
11/16 at Chicago Tournament
11/19 vs Knox (IL)
12/18 at Cornell (IA)
12/30 vs Augustana (IL)

WLC has only three non-conference games while almost everyone else has at five...
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1352 on: June 06, 2013, 07:44:18 pm »
Talk about going for it-- in terms of WLC, Wash-MO and Hope-MI --can't get much tougher than those two. Edgewood has 2 opponents (Whitewater and Stevens Point,) who also made the tournament last year, Rockford has 1 (Cornell-IA).
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1353 on: June 07, 2013, 12:56:34 pm »
Talk about going for it-- in terms of WLC, Wash-MO and Hope-MI --can't get much tougher than those two. Edgewood has 2 opponents (Whitewater and Stevens Point,) who also made the tournament last year, Rockford has 1 (Cornell-IA).

Their opening season tournament continues to pull in the top teams in the country on a consistent basis.
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1354 on: June 07, 2013, 02:11:38 pm »
Very good scheduling by WLC. The Warriors are a quality team that need to test themselves outside of conference to get ready for a potential NCAA tournament appearance. Given geography, they are going to play a WIAC team, Calvin or Hope, the CCIW champion or someone like that in the first round of the NCAA. They aren't going to get a test like that in conference so they should schedule aggressively.

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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1355 on: June 08, 2013, 12:12:58 pm »
Wisconsin Lutheran goes to UW-Whitewater to play the Warhawks. Other half of the pod is Carthage and Thomas More.

Very favorable matchup for WLC. Coach Klay got the chance to scout UWW yesterday and he said that they have a good shot of beating them. I think it's possible for WLC to win both games this weekend.

Not a chance. I think UWW pounds them.

Not to rub it in but as I said UWW is/was clearly better. A huge negative about the new conference schedule for WLC is it reduces their ability to schedule some really tough non-con opponents. My thinking is if it is going to take an auto bid to get you in anyway and you're generally a good team you should schedule really tough non-con games to improve yourself and get a good idea where you stand nationally. Just a thought.

Very good scheduling by WLC. The Warriors are a quality team that need to test themselves outside of conference to get ready for a potential NCAA tournament appearance. Given geography, they are going to play a WIAC team, Calvin or Hope, the CCIW champion or someone like that in the first round of the NCAA. They aren't going to get a test like that in conference so they should schedule aggressively.

Good to see we agree on this.  :)

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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1356 on: June 15, 2013, 07:56:19 pm »
Here are the non-cons that I could find as of right now.

Wisconsin Lutheran

11/19 vs Mount Mary
11/22 vs Washington (MO) Paul F. Knueppel Classic
11/23 vs Hope (MI) Paul F. Kneuppel Classic

Alverno

11/19 at Illinois Tech
12/18 vs Illinois Tech
12/20 vs Randolph at St. Petersburg, FL
12/21 vs Dubuque (IA) at St. Petersburg, FL
1/3 vs Bethany Lutheran

Aurora

11/16 at Monmouth (IL)
11/19 vs Wheaton (IL)
11/23 at North Park (IL)
11/26 at Webster (MO)
12/30 vs North Central (IL)

Benedictine

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Chicago

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Wisconsin

11/16 at Augustana (IL)
11/20 at Carroll (WI)
11/26 vs UW-La Crosse
1/24 vs Concordia Nebraska (Concordia Invitational Tournament)
1/25 at Concordia Invitational Tournament

Dominican

11/15 vs Knox at Chicago
11/16 vs Westminster (MO)
11/20 vs Elmhurst (IL)
11/26 vs Albion (MI)
12/19 vs North Central (IL)

Edgewood

11/16 vs Loras (IA)
11/17 vs Dubuque (IA)
11/23 vs UW-Whitewater
12/28 at Millikin (IL)
12/29 vs UW-Stevens Point

Lakeland

Schedule isn't up yet

Marian

Schedule isn't up yet

MSOE

Schedule isn't up yet

Rockford

11/15 at Chicago Tournament
11/16 at Chicago Tournament
11/19 vs Knox (IL)
12/18 at Cornell (IA)
12/30 vs Augustana (IL)

WLC has only three non-conference games while almost everyone else has at five...

Here are non-conference opponents for 2 more NACC schools:  (per 6/15 composite schedule)

Marian:

11/19 at UW-Stout
11/22 at UW-Platteville
11/23 at UW-LaCrosse
11/26 vs UW-Stevens Pt.
12/18 vs UW Oshkosh

MSOE:

11/25 at Mt. Mary
12/17 vs North Central-IL
12/19 at Maranatha

    (By the way, WLC women play Maranatha as a non-con at home 12/17)
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1357 on: June 17, 2013, 01:17:43 pm »
Here are the non-cons that I could find as of right now.

Wisconsin Lutheran

11/19 vs Mount Mary
11/22 vs Washington (MO) Paul F. Knueppel Classic
11/23 vs Hope (MI) Paul F. Kneuppel Classic

Alverno

11/19 at Illinois Tech
12/18 vs Illinois Tech
12/20 vs Randolph at St. Petersburg, FL
12/21 vs Dubuque (IA) at St. Petersburg, FL
1/3 vs Bethany Lutheran

Aurora

11/16 at Monmouth (IL)
11/19 vs Wheaton (IL)
11/23 at North Park (IL)
11/26 at Webster (MO)
12/30 vs North Central (IL)

Benedictine

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Chicago

Schedule isn't up yet

Concordia Wisconsin

11/16 at Augustana (IL)
11/20 at Carroll (WI)
11/26 vs UW-La Crosse
1/24 vs Concordia Nebraska (Concordia Invitational Tournament)
1/25 at Concordia Invitational Tournament

Dominican

11/15 vs Knox at Chicago
11/16 vs Westminster (MO)
11/20 vs Elmhurst (IL)
11/26 vs Albion (MI)
12/19 vs North Central (IL)

Edgewood

11/16 vs Loras (IA)
11/17 vs Dubuque (IA)
11/23 vs UW-Whitewater
12/28 at Millikin (IL)
12/29 vs UW-Stevens Point

Lakeland

Schedule isn't up yet

Marian

Schedule isn't up yet

MSOE

Schedule isn't up yet

Rockford

11/15 at Chicago Tournament
11/16 at Chicago Tournament
11/19 vs Knox (IL)
12/18 at Cornell (IA)
12/30 vs Augustana (IL)

WLC has only three non-conference games while almost everyone else has at five...

Here are non-conference opponents for 2 more NACC schools:  (per 6/15 composite schedule)

Marian:

11/19 at UW-Stout
11/22 at UW-Platteville
11/23 at UW-LaCrosse
11/26 vs UW-Stevens Pt.
12/18 vs UW Oshkosh

MSOE:

11/25 at Mt. Mary
12/17 vs North Central-IL
12/19 at Maranatha

    (By the way, WLC women play Maranatha as a non-con at home 12/17)

I saw that the other day and it looks like the men's team has also picked up Maranatha for a non-con in February.
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1358 on: June 25, 2013, 03:39:14 pm »
Concordia-Chicago non-cons for 2013-14:

12/29/13  U of Southern Maine @ Scottsdale AZ
12/30/13  PLU or Transylvania  @ Scottsdale AZ

1/24/14    Concordia-Ann Arbor                  @ CIT
1/25/14    Concordia-NE or Concordia-WI    @ CIT
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1359 on: June 25, 2013, 05:27:01 pm »
Wisconsin Lutheran goes to UW-Whitewater to play the Warhawks. Other half of the pod is Carthage and Thomas More.

Very favorable matchup for WLC. Coach Klay got the chance to scout UWW yesterday and he said that they have a good shot of beating them. I think it's possible for WLC to win both games this weekend.

Not a chance. I think UWW pounds them.

Not to rub it in but as I said UWW is/was clearly better. A huge negative about the new conference schedule for WLC is it reduces their ability to schedule some really tough non-con opponents. My thinking is if it is going to take an auto bid to get you in anyway and you're generally a good team you should schedule really tough non-con games to improve yourself and get a good idea where you stand nationally. Just a thought.

Very good scheduling by WLC. The Warriors are a quality team that need to test themselves outside of conference to get ready for a potential NCAA tournament appearance. Given geography, they are going to play a WIAC team, Calvin or Hope, the CCIW champion or someone like that in the first round of the NCAA. They aren't going to get a test like that in conference so they should schedule aggressively.

Good to see we agree on this.  :)


I'm pretty late with this comment but just as an aside I wanted to compliment WLC for the turnout and support shown by their fanbase in WHITEWATER.  I know the two schools are relatively close to one another but the numbers really surprised me.  That was really a lot of support for the team.  I made sure to compliment the athletic director after the game.  You're fortunate to have that level of support.
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1360 on: June 26, 2013, 07:11:19 am »
Thanks, badgerwarhawk!  :) :)
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Re: Northern Athletics Conference
« Reply #1361 on: June 26, 2013, 12:11:57 pm »
Wisconsin Lutheran goes to UW-Whitewater to play the Warhawks. Other half of the pod is Carthage and Thomas More.

Very favorable matchup for WLC. Coach Klay got the chance to scout UWW yesterday and he said that they have a good shot of beating them. I think it's possible for WLC to win both games this weekend.

Not a chance. I think UWW pounds them.

Not to rub it in but as I said UWW is/was clearly better. A huge negative about the new conference schedule for WLC is it reduces their ability to schedule some really tough non-con opponents. My thinking is if it is going to take an auto bid to get you in anyway and you're generally a good team you should schedule really tough non-con games to improve yourself and get a good idea where you stand nationally. Just a thought.

Very good scheduling by WLC. The Warriors are a quality team that need to test themselves outside of conference to get ready for a potential NCAA tournament appearance. Given geography, they are going to play a WIAC team, Calvin or Hope, the CCIW champion or someone like that in the first round of the NCAA. They aren't going to get a test like that in conference so they should schedule aggressively.

Good to see we agree on this.  :)


I'm pretty late with this comment but just as an aside I wanted to compliment WLC for the turnout and support shown by their fanbase in WHITEWATER.  I know the two schools are relatively close to one another but the numbers really surprised me.  That was really a lot of support for the team.  I made sure to compliment the athletic director after the game.  You're fortunate to have that level of support.

The last few years when the Warriors made the NCAA's, there was a whole lot of support for the team wherever they ended up. I remember two years ago they went to Calvin and there was the need for two buses because fan support was high (I went along that time). After the game we had Calvin fans and parents come up to us and they were impressed at the support and they also said that we put their student section to shame.

I heard about this year's crowd and I was surprised to hear about the large turnout (then again short distance played a factor) on the social media (had to miss due to two tennis meets in Iowa). The 6th man rises to the occasion when it's a big game.
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« Reply #1362 on: June 30, 2013, 03:55:56 pm »
Though Maranatha is no longer in conference as of tomorrow- I'll remember that squad's last in-conference home game--a playoff win over Concordia-Chicago.

Methinks "my" Warriors are going to have a tougher time defending their title in '13-14. (round-robin scheduling and all).
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Re: WBB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #1363 on: July 08, 2013, 06:07:44 pm »
Per NACC schedule:

Benedictine non-cons: (as of 7/8/13):

11/16 vs. Goshen
11/19 vs. Monmouth
11/26 at   North Central-IL

Lakeland:

11/22 at  Alma
11/26 at UW-Oshkosh
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Re: WBB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #1364 on: July 10, 2013, 11:56:04 am »
Lakeland:

11/15: Calvin
11/22: @Alma
11/26: @UW Oshkosh
12/16: @Maranatha
12/31: @Finlandia

Tough season opener against a good Calvin team. Challenging road game against an up and coming Oshkosh team.