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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17745 on: September 23, 2020, 06:25:58 pm »
Will there be a 2020-21 NCAA Division III basketball season? If so what will it look like? What will the post-season look like?

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17746 on: September 24, 2020, 02:42:31 pm »

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17747 on: September 24, 2020, 05:52:22 pm »
Hello all!

Usually I post items about WashU games that I have or will broadcast, or about general observations from other games and events.  However, this post regards a topic that is quite a bit different--with the athletic shoe being on the broadcaster's foot.

I am going to attempt to cover 100 miles in a solo charity ultramarathon through an event that I have organized.  "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" will be conducted in the subdivision where I live in St. Charles, MO, to raise awareness and research funds for Rett syndrome.  I get started at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, October 3 and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 4.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, here is the link to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17748 on: September 25, 2020, 04:46:51 pm »
I kinda just thought this guy was going to end up at Westminster.  But Logan Dorethy goes to Hannibal Lagrange. 

I will not miss his career average 40.25 ppg and 11.25 rpg against my panthers.  161 points in 4 games v. GU.  Wow. 

Good luck LD at Hannibal Lagrange.  http://www.hlgtrojans.com/roster/26/1/5204.php

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17749 on: September 25, 2020, 07:19:28 pm »
^^^ Hannibal, MO is one hour south of his hometown of Hamilton, IL. Fulton, MO is ninety minutes farther away. Hannibal-LaGrange also appears to be less expensive than Westminster. As an NAIA school HLGU could be offering some amount of athletic scholarship.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17750 on: September 28, 2020, 05:05:11 pm »
^^^ Hannibal, MO is one hour south of his hometown of Hamilton, IL. Fulton, MO is ninety minutes farther away. Hannibal-LaGrange also appears to be less expensive than Westminster. As an NAIA school HLGU could be offering some amount of athletic scholarship.

Closer to home and less $ > T-Tops skull, his old coach and Henry Iba's ghost in the gym*. 

*I know Iba didn't play in the Historic Westminster Gymnasium having graduated in 1928, the year before it was constructed.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17751 on: September 28, 2020, 06:38:15 pm »
Also, the NAIA has been more upbeat about the possibility of a season, so depending on when he committed, that may have been a factor.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17752 on: October 10, 2020, 10:22:24 am »
Webster roster is posted -- eight returning players, 15 newcomers (12 freshmen, three transfers).

https://websterathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17753 on: October 14, 2020, 11:43:21 am »
A good article about how the coronavirus is affecting D3 sports, with some D1 references. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/education/learning/college-sports-pandemic.html

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17754 on: October 19, 2020, 01:22:10 pm »
Westminster has an updated roster.

13 newcomers including 3-4 transfers from MacMurray and another 2-3 transfers.

http://wcbluejays.com/sports/mbkb/2020-21/roster

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17755 on: October 23, 2020, 10:47:54 pm »
The SLIAC released a number of all-decade teams including one for Men's Basketball.

https://www.sliac.org/sports/mbkb/2020-21/releases/20200922mv0gnk

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17756 on: October 26, 2020, 10:38:20 am »
^^^ There's a great video interview with Coach Bunch included in that article.

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17757 on: October 26, 2020, 02:11:55 pm »
The Bunch interview was great as always.  I Love Bunch interviews.  Last years presser at the NCAAs was epic.

Unfortunately, the list and the methodology used to derive the list is fundamentally flawed. 

For example, the guy with the most assists (third all-time SLIAC) and the guy with the most steals (second all-time SLIAC) played all four years of his career in this decade and is not on the list.  Fun fact, its the same guy.  He also led his team to 54 conference wins in his 4 seasons (winning the league 3 times).  He also had 1400+ points and a career 2.5 a/to. 

Any all decade list that doesn't include GU's  Johari Dix is so flawed in its construction that it is rendered devoid of meaning. 


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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17758 on: October 26, 2020, 04:54:17 pm »
For those who don't remember Johari. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T99XYQMUH0w

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Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #17759 on: October 26, 2020, 09:17:56 pm »
^^^ Yes, the methodology seemed a bit limited. Stats achieved playing in The System seem harder to evaluate, though -- at least to me.