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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5130 on: December 19, 2016, 06:38:25 pm »
I would sure hope so because if they plan on winning the wiac with the same group they had last year they are dreaming. I feel almost every position should be up for grab other than perhaps short.  I realize the pitching staff could be dominant but u still need to put up 4 or more per game regardless to win in the wiac

I have not been counting on them to win the WIAC.  In fact, it didn't even enter my mind. Too much time spent following the Lechnir story at Oshkosh. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5131 on: January 07, 2017, 02:48:32 pm »
UW-WHITEWATER selected to host 2017 Midwest Regional
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5132 on: January 09, 2017, 09:37:38 am »
The announcement says the Midwest Regional will be either a 6 or 8-team format. Has it been 6 teams in recent history?

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5133 on: January 09, 2017, 09:45:07 am »
Yes

It's been both when we have hosted.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5134 on: January 09, 2017, 10:30:15 am »
Yes

It's been both when we have hosted.

The tournament has expanded a couple of teams since Whitewater last hosted. The last two Midwest Regionals (hosted by UWL) had eight teams. Last year, there were 4 six-team regionals and 4 eight-team regionals. It really depends on the geographic location of who qualifies. So, could go either way.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5135 on: January 09, 2017, 01:06:29 pm »
The WIAC has found an affiliate member for baseball to make it a seven-team league again, beginning in 2018...

http://www.wiacsports.com/news/2017/1/9/BB_0109172736.aspx
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5136 on: January 09, 2017, 04:41:37 pm »
You beat me to it Bill.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5137 on: January 10, 2017, 08:45:38 am »
Will Illinois Tech be competitive in the WIAC? This has the feeling of a Power Five football school scheduling a cupcake early in the season to build its resume. Maybe I am wrong, but Illinois Tech doesn't feel like a good match in the WIAC.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5138 on: January 10, 2017, 10:13:19 am »
Will Illinois Tech be competitive in the WIAC? This has the feeling of a Power Five football school scheduling a cupcake early in the season to build its resume. Maybe I am wrong, but Illinois Tech doesn't feel like a good match in the WIAC.
It's not a good match, it's just mutually convenient. WIAC needs a seventh team to keep their AQ, IIT needs any kind of conference affiliation they can get to increase their legitimacy as they grow their athletics program. WIAC did the same thing a few years ago when they added Finlandia for men's soccer.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5139 on: January 13, 2017, 08:19:56 pm »
Will Illinois Tech be competitive in the WIAC? This has the feeling of a Power Five football school scheduling a cupcake early in the season to build its resume. Maybe I am wrong, but Illinois Tech doesn't feel like a good match in the WIAC.
It's not a good match, it's just mutually convenient. WIAC needs a seventh team to keep their AQ, IIT needs any kind of conference affiliation they can get to increase their legitimacy as they grow their athletics program. WIAC did the same thing a few years ago when they added Finlandia for men's soccer.

Adding a cupcake school to any conference just hurts the SOS and makes the AQ harder.  Hopefully Illinois Tech will improve with the competition.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5140 on: January 13, 2017, 09:49:58 pm »
It isn't like there are other programs standing in line and beating down our doors to join.  We need a seventh team to maintain our AQ though I don't know that it's as important in baseball as it is in some other sports.  Illinois Tech isn't a good match but they're willing.  If Saint Scholastica, for example, had been willing I'm pretty sure we would have welcomed them. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5141 on: January 17, 2017, 09:26:56 am »
CSS would be a great fit for baseball, but why would they WANT to join if they can win the UMAC 17 straight seasons and gain that bid?
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5142 on: January 17, 2017, 10:35:01 am »
CSS would be a great fit for baseball, but why would they WANT to join if they can win the UMAC 17 straight seasons and gain that bid?

I can't think of a single good reason they'd want to join the WIAC.  My point, essentially, is that Ill Tech isn't a good fit but at this point we'll take what we can get. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5143 on: January 18, 2017, 03:29:33 pm »
Hmmm....  Those names look familiar from a different legal matter at UWO.  Looks like the Alumni Stadium ordeal might just have been the tip of the iceberg?

http://wbay.com/2017/01/18/uw-system-board-of-regents-suing-former-uw-oshkosh-leaders/
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5144 on: January 18, 2017, 04:31:54 pm »
Hmmm....  Those names look familiar from a different legal matter at UWO.  Looks like the Alumni Stadium ordeal might just have been the tip of the iceberg?

http://wbay.com/2017/01/18/uw-system-board-of-regents-suing-former-uw-oshkosh-leaders/
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/759564/08-14-13-lechnir-statement.pdf

Did anyone else catch this from back in November? Shortly after Dorsey stepped down from the Track and Field programs at UWO, the UWO Track and Field Twitter account tweeted out that link. The tweet has since been deleted but some saved the link.