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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7335 on: April 20, 2020, 07:35:31 pm »
No, it has nothing at all to do with the travel obstacles. That's not what I was saying. After all, West Coast is West Coast. But Redlands, CA is a better base than Walla Walla, WA if you're trying to build a national championship program, for the reason I already stated: Redlands, CA is located in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country (and one with relatively few small-college basketball programs, as well), while Walla Walla, WA is located in a very sparsely-populated region.

I suppose you're saying he'll have better recruiting tools because of the location, but he seemed to do fine up north too, both at UPS and Whitman.

... which is proof positive of what a good recruiter he is. Now he'll get the chance to use those skills in a much more fertile locale.

Must bring up the GSAC again.  If it doesn't matter, how can one explain the SCIAC has not made an appearance in a final four since its existance.  The GSAC since 2003 to 2019 has been in the national championship game 8 times.

Correlation is not causation. Besides, the SCIAC has been competing in the D3 men's basketball tournament since its inception in 1975. What excuse are you going to use for the 1975-2002 era?

I'm not trying to explain why the SCIAC falls short of fielding nationally-successful teams. I'm merely reporting the facts. But, again, the population of southern California is waaaaay too big to blame the SCIAC's inability to forge competitive teams in March upon one local NAIA league. Other D3 leagues thrive and have national success in areas of the country that have far fewer people, and even more competition from local D2 and NAIA leagues, than the SCIAC has in its back yard.

  The brain trust of the SCIAC should find answers.  I agree that the SCIAC has a tremendous opportunity but it has not happened.

Well, we agree about that much, at least.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7336 on: April 20, 2020, 11:35:26 pm »
From what I've been told - and I need to do a lot more research and ask around - but the SCIAC is changing it's recruiting rules that could make a difference. I know things I had been told was the conference didn't allow recruiting off campus nor home visits. That stuff has changed in the last few years and I think we are seeing that in more competitive SCIAC teams.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7337 on: April 21, 2020, 01:17:54 pm »
Rumor has it that Bridgeland may be taking a few players with him including Duckett.  Will see soon enough I guess.  It will be interesting to see where Whitman lands this season, and the impact on the rest of the conference.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7338 on: May 15, 2020, 04:36:14 pm »


With the number of significant retirements on the men's side of Division III basketball, there is plenty to talk about in the month of May. Thus, we needed a "Part 2" this month.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7339 on: May 16, 2020, 06:12:45 pm »
Linfield hosts Illinois Wesleyan on December 29 - https://golinfieldwildcats.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2020-21.

The Titans will also face George Fox on this trip to Oregon.

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