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Offline Mike Rejniak

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3690 on: March 12, 2018, 11:30:26 am »
​Dear D3 Faithful ;D,
     I have read many of your posts throughout the years and even met some of you in person, but for those who I havenít met, let me introduce myself: my name is Michael Rejniak and I have spent over 14 years coaching Division 3 basketball and love what our division has done and continues to do for  the sport of basketball. One of the greatest things about Division 3 basketball is the brotherhood that we all have with one another (coaches and players alike). My wish is to showcase the talents of D3 on a national stage in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).  You may have heard me speak about this on the Hoopsville Marathon with Dave McHugh of D3hoops.com (at the 6:11 mark). The TBT is a national tournament that is televised in July/August on ESPN after the NBA season is over. My goal is to put forth an all-star D3 team (current players are ineligible) and have them compete in this tournament to take on Former D1 / semi-pro's to prove that D3 deserves the same respect as other NCAA divisions. The team is mostly complete with former student-athletes from all over the country competing. Once the roster is complete we will be sure to release it through d3hoops. Former Babson College National Champion Matthew Droney '17 will also be assisting me on this journey.

How YOU can help our former elite D3 basketball players

While the end prize of this tournament is a monetary prize, being a D3-lifer, the goal is not the money (we all know that's not why we get into coaching), the goal is to bring an end to the stigma of Division 3 basketball, an awareness of how talented our student-athletes are and that we can compete (and win) against the best. We do need to raise funds for an entry fee, travel, meal and housing expenses for the athletes. In order to do this, we are conducting a crowd-funding campaign through GoFundMe to help make this a reality. These athletes need your support! Just think -- if every Division 3 school donated just $10, we will have raised over $4,000!!!! The link to the GoFundMe Page is below and please SPREAD THE WORD and email me with any questions/concerns at WeAreD3TBT@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support and Dave and I look forward to this "D3 Dream Team" taking the court this summer.-Mike Rejniak

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Offline Ralph Turner

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3691 on: March 20, 2018, 05:26:35 pm »
We had an interesting discussion about seeding, hosting and bracketing on the Top 25 message board.

I have "quoted" this post from Dave McHugh for general consideration. 

Schreiner would have been the solution. CMS didn't do anything to the bracket to force anything because a California school was coming out no matter what the equation.

It appears that even Schreiner (15-12) would have been favorably considered as a host site for the first week of playoffs because of "geographical  proximity".

SRSU and LeTU could have bussed to Schreiner and the committee could have flown Whitworth out of Washington and into a separate bracket away from conference-mate Whitman.

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Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3692 on: May 15, 2018, 12:52:04 pm »
Nice incoming class for Trinity ... with only 3 losses to graduation it will be a challenge to find playing time, but a nice problem to have.   In reverse Twitter order:

  • AJ Clark - 6'3" G San Atonio C T Johnson
  • Grant Reed - 6'2" G Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington NC
  • David Nickell - 6'8" F Humble Atascocita
  • John-Anthony Di Tulli - 6'2" G Gmunden AUSTRIA
  • Drew Conya - 6'9" P Fort Bend Austin
  • Mason Roberts - 6'8" F Kerrville Tivy
  • Luke Steward - 5'10" G Lubbock All-Saints Episcopal
  • Ayden Smith - 6'7" F Aledo
  • Ben Hanley - 6'3" G Flower Mound
  • Jordan Lippman - 6'3" G Round Rock
  • Jack Williams - 6'5" F The Woodlands
  • Carter Laramore - 6'5" F Seminole
  • Ben Cadady - 6'2" G Lake Forest Academy IL