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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 05:23:31 pm »
2 WIAC teams in the preseason top 30 poll:

 # 6 Stevens Point

 #18 WhiteWater

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 04:19:20 pm »
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 12:56:17 pm »
I'm afraid WW lost too many seniors to be very good this year, unless they have some really good pitching coming in. It's about time Oshkosh took the top spot back.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 02:22:01 pm »
It's about time Oshkosh took the top spot back.

I don't think it will be this year.  UWO doesn't return a whole lot of talent.

UWO will need to have a great recruiting class if they expect to compete for a top spot, considering they lost their top three hitters (Jirschele, Yost, and Balcoa) and their top three pitchers as well (Huffman, Plucinski, and Hermus.) In all reality, UWO doesn't return anyone offensively who hit better than .297 (Schwebke.)  All in all, UWO will have a lot of UNPROVEN players on the field this spring, unless of course there are more transfers than just Stanke.

As for Point, they had a D3 All Region catcher transfer in by the name of Doug Coe.  He put up pretty good numbers for Lawrence in the Midwest conference, but I would guess he would see a little better pitching on a weekly basis in the WIAC compared to just Ripon from the Midwest.  He did play for the Wisconsin Woodchucks this summer however, so I'm sure he can swing the bat.

As far as D1 transfers, Point has one by the name of Travis Kempf, a pitcher from Illinois Chicago who went to HS at Kewaskum.  I really don't know much about him other than that he had five starts for UIC last season, and pitched for the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods league this summer.

Point did have two transfers from Whitewater, P's Justin Bushong and Derek Pankow.  Bushong will not be eligible to play this season, due to conference transfer rules.  Pankow appeared in eight games for the Wrhawks last season and had an ERA of 13.03.

All in all I think that Point is the front runner this season for the simple reason that of the "Big 3" (Point, Whitwater, Oshkosh) they weren't hit as hard by graduation as the other two.  Depending on how the freshman develop, this conference could be as wide open as it has been in a LONG time.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 03:27:19 pm »
I would have to think that Stevens Point will be the SID's preseason favorite.  They returned a solid group and from cubs report it looks like they've picked up some good players to go with it.

Don't count WHITEWATER[/color] out of it.  We've also recruited well and should field a very competitive team though last year will be a tough act to follow.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2006, 03:17:51 pm »
I would have to think that Stevens Point will be the SID's preseason favorite. 

BW,
 Let's see about this years previous SID's preseason favorites:

 Football - LaCrosse
 Men's Basketball - Oshkosh
 Women's Basketball - Stout

  Time will tell about the basketball season, but right now these picks aren't looking too good.

 The SID's crystal ball may need a little Windex.  ;)



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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2006, 03:37:26 pm »
How much do you guys feel Cal Stanke is gonna help Oshkosh this year?
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006, 03:54:28 pm »
If Stanke stays healthy he could be a major force for the Titans this spring. He could be the guy that pushes them back into the national spotlight.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006, 11:49:15 am »
Exactly. All the recruits and transfers are great, but in the end, the team with the best pitching will win. Any other pitching transfers or recruits of note?
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006, 12:19:36 pm »
I thought last season was a great example of great pitching beating great hitting.  Point was a stronger hitting team than Whitewater which explains how they were able to beat them 5 times.  BUT, when Whitewater absolutely needed to win a big one against Point, it was the superior Warhawk pitching staff who always came through.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2006, 04:16:28 pm »
Appears UW Oshkosh is finally joining the rest of the conference and taking a trip down to a warm weather state (Florida) for their spring games, instead of their traditional trip to Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota or Kansas.  They have a number of tough games on their schedule, including Preseason #2 Cortland State, #22 Suffolk, #24 Wheaton (MA), and a DH with traditionally strong Carthage.  Here is a link to schedules for all of the WIAC schools:

http://perth.uwlax.edu/Athletics/mbaseball/schedule/
http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/Baseball/Schedule.html
http://www.uwplatt.edu/athletics/baseball/2006schedule.html
http://www.uwsp.edu/athletics/baseball/schedule.htm
http://www.uwstout.edu/athletics/baseball/mbsbsked06.html
http://www.uwsuper.edu/athletics/mens/baseball/schedule.asp
http://www.uww.edu/athletics/mbaseball/schedule.cfm

Whitewater is the only school without their Spring Trip opponents scheduled.  Can't wait for the season to get started!!!
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2006, 10:41:45 pm »
WW is going to Arizona. Don't know who they are playing.
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2006, 02:14:48 pm »
I see that Platteville is playing their home games all over SW Wisconsin (and even in Iowa).  Are they remodeling their park or something?
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2006, 12:26:24 am »
Interesting site. You can see by where a MLB player went to school.

http://baseballreference.com/schools/
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