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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17730 on: August 19, 2020, 02:40:40 pm »
The Post-Dispatch published an article about the SLIAC and how they are dealing with Covid-19, including comments from the commissioner.

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/small-college-conference-sliac-endures-amid-pandemic/article_d49cffb6-9bd0-5fbb-8977-fd80eaa4e563.html

Good article. Thanks for posting it. Immediately after reading it I stumbled across this generic Covid/D3 article:
https://frontofficesports.com/division-iii-athletic-departments-face-covid-changes/.

This is not sports related, but here is an interesting (to me at least) article about a Westminster college geology prof discovering a triceratops skull in South Dakota. https://news.stlpublicradio.org/health-science-environment/2020-08-17/i-was-in-denial-missouri-paleontologist-unearths-rare-triceratops-skull

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17731 on: August 19, 2020, 04:13:52 pm »
What a feel good story.  More D3 Dinos please.  What a coup for Westminster. 

Over/Under is 5 years before the mascot is changed to the Dinos or Triceratops or maybe just "T-Tops". 

Maybe put the restored head it in the gym next to Iba's jersey.     

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17732 on: August 19, 2020, 05:10:27 pm »
Winston the Blue Jay sounds way better than Winston the Triceratops.

If they haven't changed their name to the Fightin' Churchills, no way they change to anything else.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17733 on: August 21, 2020, 04:10:41 pm »
Not basketbaall, but...

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/rays-to-select-josh-fleming.html?fbclid=IwAR3VVfcSDgrOnLA00k8SFXKej3zdaHOGiDvDSHQvXaexTQDYIZGzKvnmwaA

"The Rays will select the contract of lefty Josh Fleming from their alternate training site this weekend, manager Kevin Cash announced to reporters...The 24-year-old Fleming was a rare draftee from a Division-III program a fifth-round pick by the Rays out of Webster University in St. Louis back in 2017. Hes cruised through the minors, pitching to a combined 3.40 ERA with 6.6 K/9, 1.6 BB/9 and a ground-ball rate north of 50 percent."

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17734 on: August 21, 2020, 05:36:51 pm »
Not basketbaall, but...

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/rays-to-select-josh-fleming.html?fbclid=IwAR3VVfcSDgrOnLA00k8SFXKej3zdaHOGiDvDSHQvXaexTQDYIZGzKvnmwaA

"The Rays will select the contract of lefty Josh Fleming from their alternate training site this weekend, manager Kevin Cash announced to reporters...The 24-year-old Fleming was a rare draftee from a Division-III program a fifth-round pick by the Rays out of Webster University in St. Louis back in 2017. Hes cruised through the minors, pitching to a combined 3.40 ERA with 6.6 K/9, 1.6 BB/9 and a ground-ball rate north of 50 percent."

wooooooow... obviously I've become a Rays fan with the Trop only a 10 minute drive from home... they have done an incredible job using multiple  pitchers every game... (not just 2 or 3, but many times 5, 6 or 7)... the article goes on to say that Fleming is going to start on Sunday !!!!
The only thing not to be liked in Florida is no D3 hoops!!!

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17735 on: August 21, 2020, 05:46:21 pm »
^^^ If you watch the game Sunday, let us know how Fleming does.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17736 on: August 22, 2020, 09:45:45 am »
^^^ If you watch the game Sunday, let us know how Fleming does.

I'm moving over to D3 Baseball.. SLIAC... board.... copying big article from today;s Tampa Bay Times...
The only thing not to be liked in Florida is no D3 hoops!!!

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17737 on: August 22, 2020, 12:32:56 pm »
^^^ If you watch the game Sunday, let us know how Fleming does.

I'm moving over to D3 Baseball.. SLIAC... board.... copying big article from today;s Tampa Bay Times...

Thanks.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17739 on: September 17, 2020, 12:55:58 pm »
^^^ Good to hear that things are going well at EC. Regarding the start of basketball, are you referring to the announcement about the D1 start date of 11/25? D3 has a spearate committee with separate leadership, right? So I wonder if we will hear something from them soon. Sure hope so.

For those interested, here's an SI article on the difference in D1 between football and basketball:
https://www.si.com/college/2020/09/17/college-basketball-football-return-plans-differences?fbclid=IwAR3WwzuG_sQCez57SENLfFkEZjnzjt94yGMhWiRnbiC9vAZ5sURO0sT9QtA

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17740 on: September 17, 2020, 11:03:20 pm »
DIII will not be following any DI decisions at all. Vast majority if not the entire division won't start until January at this point.
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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17741 on: September 18, 2020, 02:12:50 am »
Webster has long had sub-standard training facilities, but the administration appears to have leased out the former 24 Hour Fitness adjacent to campus to create the Loks Training Center.

This has the potential to be a very good small college facility.


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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17742 on: September 18, 2020, 02:10:56 pm »
^^^Interesting. Where, exactly, is it located?

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17743 on: September 18, 2020, 02:36:05 pm »
It is in the Old Orchard strip mall next to Vietnamese restaurant and the Starbucks.  I assume the facility will be open to all students, but maybe not.  The chess team still has disproportionately more space than the athletic department, but assuming that they get the right equipment, this will be a much better space.
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This is unrelated, but here are a few Westminster stories...

Westminster is getting another 2,500 career point scorer who averaged 27 points per game last season, but I learned my lesson with the last one so I will not make any predictions.  Those schools are so small.

https://krcgtv.com/sports/college/westminster-college-adds-two-mid-missouri-hs-talents

Also a player out of Jefferson City.

https://krcgtv.com/sports/college/westminster-basketball-tabs-jefferson-citys-jeffries

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17744 on: September 19, 2020, 09:00:07 am »
^^^ Thanks. I don't get to Old Orchard much so never really noticed that place. .

Hope those guys work out well for Westminster.