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Offline Ralph Turner

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4470 on: April 04, 2020, 09:51:04 pm »
Congratulations to UT-D's Raenett Hughes, 1st team All-American

https://www.d3hoops.com/awards/all-americans/women/2020

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4471 on: September 23, 2020, 06:27:59 pm »
Will there be a 2020-21 NCAA Division III basketball season? If so what will it look like? What will the post-season look like?

It is on the mind of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, and fans for several weeks, if not months, now. We are finally understanding what it may look like as a number of decisions or proposals are now making their way around Division III.

In this month's podcast, Dave McHugh not only downloads all the things being considered and the likely outcomes, but tries to give listeners an understanding of how much is still unknown despite some things becoming more clear.

McHugh also talks to Texas-Dallas women's basketball coach Polly Thomason for her take. Thomason has been in the Division III Women's Basketball National Committee for several years and is this season's chair of the committee. She also serves on the WBCA Board of Governors. Thomason not only provides her perspective on much of what is going on not only in Division III, but in women's basketball as well.

And of course, there is always the Hoopsville Notebook. Unfortunately, there is some sad news in the Notebook this month, but also news to celebrate especially when it comes to DIII alums making news in the NBA.

You can listen to the podcast here: https://bit.ly/3kMl0rZ

Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline. The offseason plan is to do a podcast each month. The shows will be audio-only leading up to the start of the 2020-21 when we will restart the video shows.

If you have questions, ideas, or want to interact with the show, feel free to send them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options available.

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We also have the podcast now on Tune-In and others coming. We will update them once we have better abilities to do so.

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4472 on: October 29, 2020, 11:16:37 pm »
It seems that I have been the only member of the only (unofficial) fall sport at WashU, with my 100-mile ultramarathon attempt earlier this month to promote the fight for a cure during Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.  That attempt fell a bit short in miles and fundraising, so I'm going into overtime to try and reach $5,000 in donations.

Rett Gets Rocked 50K for $5K will commence Friday, October 30 at 8 pm Central, and end at 8 am Halloween morning.  Counting donations received (thanks to retired WashU men's basketball coach Mark Edwards and his wife Mary, and to Mike McGrath and his  University of Chicago men's basketball program for their donations!) and those yet to be sent and processed, I am at $4,440.53.  Very, very close to my goal...which will fund a researcher's work for a month.  Wouldn't it be cool if he or she cracked the code for a cure of Rett syndrome, on our dime?!

I reached 86 miles in my "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" October 3-4.  I'm very proud of that result, but there's more work to be done.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  It primarily affects girls (1 in every 10,000 girls develop Rett).  It strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it has the characteristics of ALS, autism, epilepsy, and Parkinson's...all rolled into one sinister disorder.  It takes away the child's ability to move and communicate. 

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

Researchers are working to re-engineer the gene mutation that turns on Rett, so it can be forever turned off.  Four drug therapies are in the FDA review pipeline, with one (trofanitide) one level away from review.  And, iPad tablets with retinal scan technology are giving those with Rett a voice they haven't had since they were toddlers.

The full court press on Rett is paying off.  You can help keep the pressure on Rett, by going to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and hopefully there will be basketball to play and broadcast at the start of 2021!

Jay Murry
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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4473 on: December 04, 2020, 08:18:04 am »
Congrats to ETBU who upset D-1 McNeese State in an exhibition last night.

https://twitter.com/ETBU_WBSK/status/1334691187916148738

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4474 on: December 05, 2020, 12:27:08 am »
The UMHB women's basketball team is 2-0 after taking down a very good Arlington Baptist team in the home opener Friday night. Read all about it as the Cru look very good with plenty of depth this season.

https://truetothecru.com/2020/12/04/umhb-womens-basketball-wins-by-20-in-the-home-opener-against-arlington-baptist/

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4475 on: December 15, 2020, 12:44:00 am »


It has been awhile since we had a show - we apologize. The basketball season technically started as scheduled on November 6, but not a lot of teams took the court thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. So how are those who are playing getting on the floor?

This marks the first of three podcasts tackling the challenge of COVID-19 for college across the county in Division III. In the trio of shows, we will talk to those who are playing, who have had seasons canceled, and who are making decisions behind the scenes at institutions.

In this first podcast, Dave McHugh chat with two coaches who are currently playing games, Greenville men's coach Dr. George Barber and Hardin-Simmons' women's coach Kendra Hassell. Hear how each program, along with athletic department and institution, is getting their teams on the court in competition. What steps each are taking to play, stay safe from the coronavirus, and even find games to play.

We also get a reminder of The System utilized by Barber at Greenville and the experience of playing four Division I programs in just a week.

You can listen to the podcast here: https://bit.ly/3mkbzAj

Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline. We hope to start live, video, shows sometime in January.

If you have questions, ideas, or want to interact with the show, feel free to send them to hoopsville@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options available.

If you enjoy the show via the podcasts, choose your favorite avenue to listen and/or subscribe via the the following four avenues (click on the images when necessary):
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hoopsville


We also have the podcast now on Tune-In and others coming. We will update them once we have better abilities to do so.

Don't forget you can always interact with us:
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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4476 on: December 15, 2020, 09:59:09 am »
Check out the latest on Mark Morefield's impressive squad at UMHB as the Cru are 3-1 to start the season, and took down UNT-Dallas last night.
https://truetothecru.com/2020/12/15/womens-basketball-defeats-unt-dallas-for-the-second-time-this-season/

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4477 on: January 02, 2021, 09:50:03 pm »
UMHB is for real. The nation needs to take notice. They just hung 91 points on North American University.
https://truetothecru.com/2021/01/02/umhb-womens-basketball-takes-it-to-north-american-in-an-exhibition-victory/

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Re: WBB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #4478 on: January 11, 2021, 08:48:27 pm »
Take a second to read the story of Haven Neal, UMHB's assistant coach who has gotten the unique chance to play for the Cru and now lead the team as a coach.
BELTON, Texas- For the majority of the past seven years, Haven Nealís home court has been in Belton.

The UMHB womenís basketball assistant coach has had the rare opportunity to wear the uniform as a Crusader and now lead the team as a coach. At the midway point of her second season on head coach Mark Morefieldís staff, Neal has played a tremendous role in the Cruís success.

ďItís definitely been a different..."
Read more: https://truetothecru.com/2021/01/11/coming-home-haven-neal-has-embraced-the-opportunity-to-lead-the-cru-both-as-a-player-and-a-coach/