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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3840 on: June 10, 2019, 10:21:28 pm »
Competition wise, it just doesnít seem like the ARC would do itself any favors by accepting St. Thomas as UST would likely dominate the ARC in the major sports of football and basketball the way it did the MIAC. They might have a tougher time with more schools in the ARC than in the MIAC, but at seasonsí ends, the Tommies would still most often occupy the top rung of the standings ladder.

Regarding Buena Vista, the head basketball coach left for the top spot at NAIA Mt. Marty which is neither a bastion of academia nor an athletic powerhouse, with their basketball team averaging 5.8 wins a year over the last 10 years. Is the job at Mt. Marty really that much more attractive than the same spot at BVU? Seems implausible.
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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3841 on: June 10, 2019, 11:40:16 pm »

Regarding Buena Vista, the head basketball coach left for the top spot at NAIA Mt. Marty which is neither a bastion of academia nor an athletic powerhouse, with their basketball team averaging 5.8 wins a year over the last 10 years. Is the job at Mt. Marty really that much more attractive than the same spot at BVU? Seems implausible.

There has been virtually an entire overhaul in the coaching staffs of almost every sport at BVU. Iíve heard some rumblings BVU is in cost saving mode. Their coaching staffs were already the lowest paid in the conference.  Many of the coaches have left for lateral moves at best, replaced by young coaches getting their first shot at head coaching positions.  Coaches now likely making less than their predecessors.  Saves money for BVU in the short term, but I would suspect makes things hard in recruiting and retaining students.  And that could hurt the bottom line more than the cost savings with lower paid coaching staffs.  Take a look at the all-sports standings for the past few years.  BVU is at the bottom, and often by a sizable margin.   
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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3842 on: June 25, 2019, 04:31:38 pm »
Zack Jadzak has been hired as the new Head Assistant Coach at Buena Vista. For the past two seasons he has done a great job as the graduate assistant at North Central of the CCIW, from which he recently received his Masters of Leadership Studies.
There is a more detailed release about Zack on the BV web site.
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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3843 on: July 11, 2019, 07:30:28 pm »
Congratulations to the teams that received the NABC team academic excellence awards for this year. Those teams are NWU, Coe, Simpson, & Wartburg. Those were the number 1, 3, 4, and 5 teams in the standings, so they got it done both on the court and in the classroom.

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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3844 on: July 18, 2019, 01:36:12 am »
NWUís new President, Darrin Good, who assumed office on July 1st, is a graduate of CCIW member Augustana. Dr. Good comes to Lincoln from Whittier College in California. It appears he may be somewhat of a basketball fan as during his interview and selection process this past winter, he made it a point to take in 2 Plainsmen, oops Prairie Wolves, basketball games in February.
From both an athletic department, and fan standpoint, itís always nice when a University President is supportive of advancing not only the academic mission and footprint of an institution, but itís athletic growth and success as well.  8-)
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Re: MBB: American Rivers Conference
« Reply #3845 on: August 06, 2019, 05:01:56 pm »
Students reporting to campus is right around the corner.  A lot of teams losing key seniors opens seems to leave the conference up for grabs this year.  Were there any teams that traveled out of the country this summer?