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Allen M. Karon

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2005, 12:03:06 pm »
Renaissance Coach--

Would you like to change the WPI nickname to the Beavers?  :-)  It is a no-win situation-- either you have the same nickname as either the current Babson team, or an old MIT team of the 1950's, or you have the nickname that is shared with MIT.

Hey, Wheaton and Mount Holyoke also share the same nickname, the Lyons.

The league is competitive-- we will see what happens come tournament time.

(Message edited by deiscanton on January 17, 2005)

Kayla Johnson

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2005, 12:28:21 pm »
My guess is that in the NEWMAC it will come down to Springfield, Babson, and Mt. Holyoke.  Not making a solid prediction this far ahead though on a clear winner.  The NEWMAC isn't as strong as it used to be - whoever is ready at tourney time will have the chance for NCAAs.

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2005, 01:01:39 pm »
What kind of a post-season tourney does the NEWMAC have? How many teams and does the winner of the tourney receive the automatic bid to the NCAA's. Where I'm at, only the top 6 teams make the conference tourney with an auto. going to the winner. As a too far-away WPI fan I always hold out hope....  

RC

p.s. It's good to see some posting here. It helps a doting papa of a young coach in the NEWMAC!!:-)

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2005, 01:05:07 pm »
A.K.--as to your Beavers referral, how'd ya like to be an athletic team called the "Blossoms????" Or the "Kilowatts. Here in the land of 10,000 lakes we have them. A h.s. football team called the "Blossoms?" Hmmmmm...

RC-again

Kayla Johnson

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2005, 02:27:34 pm »
Renaissance -  
As far as I know, the NEWMAC still has the top 8 teams making the conference tourney. First round is played at the higher seeds.  Semi's and the final are held at the #1 seed for a Friday-Saturday showdown.  The NEWMAC does have an AQ to the winner.

Allen M. Karon

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2005, 06:56:31 pm »
I guess that it seemed obvious when I initially posted this on Dec. 8, but--

Based on Mt. Holyoke's performance against Brandeis in the tip-off tournament earlier this season, I made Mt. Holyoke my pick to be NEWMAC champion.

Well, Mt. Holyoke earned the #1 seed in the NEWMAC tournament and has home court advantage throughout the NEWMAC playoffs.  If Mt. Holyoke wins its next 3 games, my pick will become the NEWMAC champion.

The major challengers to Mt. Holyoke's attempt to become NEWMAC champion are Springfield and Babson, with maybe Coast Guard trying to get an upset in the NEWMAC semis if they beat Clark today.

NEWMAC tournament play starts this evening with WPI at Mt. Holyoke, Wellesley at Babson, Wheaton at Springfield, and Clark at Coast Guard.  If Mt. Holyoke wins tonight, the NEWMAC semis and championship game will be on the Mt. Holyoke campus no matter what.

Kayla Johnson

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2005, 03:26:46 pm »
Allen,
How do you feel about the Mt. Holyoke/Clark game?  Springfield/Babson?  I know you have picked Mt. Holyoke to advance to NCAAs, but what is your outlook for each game?

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2005, 05:29:39 pm »
It is time to find out who is in... and who is out.
Whose bubble has been burst and who is wearing Cinderella's glass slippers.
It's Selection Sunday... and tonight there will be a special "Hoopsville" as the 2005 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Brackets are announced... LIVE on our air!
The Road to Salem and Virginia Beach officially starts tonight!


It plans to be a huge night... as 50 womens and 48 mens teams are officially invited to the dance and a chance at a national title.

Some teams already know they are going (thanks to winning their conferences) and some think they are going, but there are always surprises.

So tonight, we will break it all down. Starting at 8:30 PM EST, we will take a look at who is definitely in, who might make it, who will be disappointed, and what match-ups you might want to look forward to seeing later in the week.

Then at 10:00 PM EST... we will broadcast LIVE the Women's Selection Show so you can find out when we do... the 50 teams on the Road to Virginia Beach.

That will be followed by the Men's Selection Show at 10:30 PM EST - when 48 teams find out what their Road to Salem will be like.

After those selections... we will go over it with a fine-tooth comb and find out who we think are the surprises!

And throughout the show, we will hear from different regions with live reports and talk to coaches that have made surprising moves into the tournament.

Of course, you can listen in thank to Goucher College.
We suggest you try and use the low-bandwith signal which will require you to have Real Player and selection the 28K version of the show.
At the same time, you can listen to the Broadcastmonsters.com version, using Windows Media Player (go to the "Hoopsville" page for more information).

And you can share your opinions and questions with us, live on the air.
email - hoopsville@d3hoops.com  
AOL IM - Hoopsville2000

And for more information... check out the "Hoopsville" website (www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville)!

Again... it all starts tonight at 8:30 PM EST.

Allen M. Karon

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2005, 01:03:07 pm »
Tournament update--

News courtesy of http://www.ncaasports.com's Div. 3 scoreboard--

Due to the winter storm in the Portland/Gorham, Maine area, the Univ. of Southern Maine campus is closed today.  Therefore, the Springfield/Southern Maine sectional final originally scheduled for tonight (Saturday) at 7 PM Eastern has been postponed to tomorrow (Sunday, March 13, 2005) at 2 PM Eastern.

All other Div. 3 women's sectional finals are currently scheduled to tip as planned.  (7 PM Eastern tonight.)

d-mac

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2005, 04:50:14 pm »
And then there were FOUR... or really eight!
This weekend... the best of the best are crowded
But before then... we tell you who we think are the best... on "Hoopsville"!!!


Eight teams in the nation can see where the road finishes. But who is going to get past the final two exits?

Millikin took out Calvin in a hard fought battle... to earn their way to the Women's Final Four. So is this Illinois team ready to go? Coach Lori Kerans will let us know. Her #6 ranked Big Blue Ladies are the lowest ranked team remaining, but still battle tested and ready for their semi-final game with Southern Maine.

The #1 ranked Scranton Lady Royals sure had a tough road to drive as they took on last year's championship finalist, Bowdoin College in the Elite Eight. Scranton showed why they are the #1 team in the nation, knocking off the Polar Bears. So do the Lady Royals have anything left in the tank for Randolph-Macon in the semi-finals? Coach Mike Strong answer that question and if that #1 ranking adds any pressure.

On the men's side, Rochester is still marching... even though mid-way through the season, most thought they had no chance. But their star player returned... and they knocked off not only last year's Final Four finalist Amherst in the Sweet 16... but then took out a suddenly hot SUNY-Potsdam team in the Elite Eight. Now, Rochester has been here before, and Coach Mike Neer has the experience. But how does his team prepare for a tough Final Four match-up with Calvin.

Calvin - people warned us about. They are the only team left in this men's tournament that has played every game to get here. First Wheaton, then Aurora, finally Mississippi College fell to the side of the Knights. Then came MIAA conference foe - and champion Albion. Which Calvin disposed of 60-52... to take their drive to Salem... for the first time since they won the national title in 2000.
So, what will Coach Kevin Vande Streek use from that last title run to help his team get past Rochester and into the title game? We will ask him that and much more (including if he saw Albion's buzzer beater Friday night? Jared did!).

And then there is York College (PA)... 11-15 last year... flew under many radars most of the year... and now they are in the first Final Four in the school's history.
Coach Jeff Gamber has traveled to Salem before, but never with a team playing. Now, after 28 years... he in Salem as a participant. But, this trip is completely new to Coach Gamber and the Spartans, who until this year had never won a NCAA Tournament game. We will talk to the coach of York and see if he has yet to come down from the high of beating Kings on Saturday to lock up the trip to Salem.

So come join us online and LIVE from 8-10PM Eastern!

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2005, 08:01:25 pm »
Looks Like Wheaton is loaded this year. Expect them to go UNDEFEATED!

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2005, 07:17:32 pm »
Brandeis women travel to Worcester on Tuesday, November 8 for a 7PM scrimmage against Clark U.   

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2005, 10:56:58 pm »
Can someone explain what's going on with Springfield?  Are injuries a factor in their recent struggles?  What is happening?

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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2005, 09:10:40 am »
They're a little banged up, lost thier 5 from last year (they start a freshman there), played some tough teams. Need to play better post defense. Naomi will have them ready for conference play.

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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2006, 09:44:46 pm »
NEWMACwatcher--
I would have to say that you were right on target back in late December that Coach Graves would have Springfield ready for conference play.  Good insight.  Who has a chance to beat them in conference tournament?