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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5820 on: October 26, 2019, 12:49:15 pm »
If "rumors" are indeed accurate, it sounds as if UW Eau Claire will be reinstating their baseball team in the near future...  This would be a nice addition for the WIAC, especially when you think of the amount of quality baseball talent around the Eau Claire area.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5821 on: October 26, 2019, 06:01:36 pm »
That would be excellent if they do. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5824 on: October 30, 2019, 12:18:23 pm »
https://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2019/10/uw-eau-claire-brings-back-baseball

Itís official.
Would Finlandia still be permitted to affiliate?

Sure.  Geographically, Finlandia would be a better fit for the UMAC but to use Finlandia as just a bridge to a Pool A bid sounds disingenuous.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5825 on: October 31, 2019, 10:37:19 am »
https://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2019/10/uw-eau-claire-brings-back-baseball

It’s official.
Would Finlandia still be permitted to affiliate?

I don't see a reason we wouldn't welcome them to remain.  But ultimately it will be their decision. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5826 on: October 31, 2019, 11:43:50 pm »
https://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2019/10/uw-eau-claire-brings-back-baseball

Itís official.
Would Finlandia still be permitted to affiliate?

I don't see a reason we wouldn't welcome them to remain.  But ultimately it will be their decision.
8 teams makes for a nice balanced schedule.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5827 on: November 01, 2019, 10:10:43 am »
https://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2019/10/uw-eau-claire-brings-back-baseball

It’s official.
Would Finlandia still be permitted to affiliate?

I don't see a reason we wouldn't welcome them to remain.  But ultimately it will be their decision.
8 teams makes for a nice balanced schedule.

Exactly, it's to our benefit to have them remain.  I give their athletic department credit.  They may struggle but they don't shy away from competition.  Unlike many other programs in the state.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5828 on: November 19, 2019, 11:41:25 am »
Where does UW-Eau Claire turn for it's baseball coach? You'd think they'd be preparing to hire a coach soon so he has a chance to recruit incoming student-athletes for next fall in preparation for the 2021 return to the diamond.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5829 on: November 20, 2019, 12:29:38 pm »
You'd think UWEC has to turn to Juco kids right away to give them ANY chance to be competitive in the WIAC in 2021. The big issue is that many Juco kids (and high school kids) are already committing with signing day happening last week.That really puts UWEC behind the 8-Ball on the recruiting trail.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5830 on: November 22, 2019, 12:48:06 pm »
You'd think UWEC has to turn to Juco kids right away to give them ANY chance to be competitive in the WIAC in 2021. The big issue is that many Juco kids (and high school kids) are already committing with signing day happening last week.That really puts UWEC behind the 8-Ball on the recruiting trail.

Maybe before a coach, they can add baseball to their athletics website.  It seems clear that they will not expect to challenge the top of the WIAC out of the blocks.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5831 on: November 25, 2019, 02:45:16 pm »
You'd think UWEC has to turn to Juco kids right away to give them ANY chance to be competitive in the WIAC in 2021. The big issue is that many Juco kids (and high school kids) are already committing with signing day happening last week.That really puts UWEC behind the 8-Ball on the recruiting trail.

Maybe before a coach, they can add baseball to their athletics website.  It seems clear that they will not expect to challenge the top of the WIAC out of the blocks.

HA-Ha! I thought the same thing last week. You'd think they'd want as much traffic and interest around the new program as they can... if only for recruiting purposes.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5832 on: December 05, 2019, 12:10:02 pm »
I am curious to see if UWEC hires a coach with connections to the Twin Cities... could be a recruiting gold mine for them with the right coach. They would be a able to pull from a huge metropolitan area that is about two hours away.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5833 on: December 06, 2019, 12:27:44 pm »
I am curious to see if UWEC hires a coach with connections to the Twin Cities... could be a recruiting gold mine for them with the right coach. They would be a able to pull from a huge metropolitan area that is about two hours away.

This explains all the success at UW-Stout.

On a different subject, does Wisconsin and Minnesota have a tuition sharing program where you can get in-state tuition from the neighboring state?

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5834 on: December 06, 2019, 06:34:13 pm »
I am curious to see if UWEC hires a coach with connections to the Twin Cities... could be a recruiting gold mine for them with the right coach. They would be a able to pull from a huge metropolitan area that is about two hours away.

This explains all the success at UW-Stout.

On a different subject, does Wisconsin and Minnesota have a tuition sharing program where you can get in-state tuition from the neighboring state?


Yes, for a long time.  A few years back Minnesota had issues with it but they worked it out and it's continued. Some Wisconsin schools also have it with Illinois.  That isn't a system wide thing though.  Also I believe Platteville has some sort of arrangement with Iowa focused on engineering students.   
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