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Offline Caz Bombers

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8865 on: February 14, 2018, 05:51:07 pm »
final weekend seeding scenarios:

Stevens must sweep the Elmira-Utica trip to win the regular season title and host the E8 tournament. If they lose either game, Nazareth will host via season sweep of the Ducks. Alfred clinched a berth by beating Naz last night.

The last spot will go to Utica or Fisher. Utica is currently in 4th but was swept by the Cards. The Pioneers need A) a sweep of Alfred and Stevens or B) a split and a Fisher loss to Sage on Saturday. SJF gets in with two Utica losses or a win and one Utica loss.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8866 on: February 18, 2018, 05:37:42 pm »
The final week of the 2017-18 season is upon us. In a week's time, the topic will be who has punched their tickets to the NCAA tournaments and who is hoping to get selected. This week... we don't know many of the answers and some questions have yet to be considered.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8867 on: February 21, 2018, 02:41:38 pm »
The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their third set of rankings, and as expected, the Atlantic Region was among those getting shuffled. Here's the full list: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-third

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8868 on: February 25, 2018, 06:14:38 pm »
Now Pep doesn't think you can get four more evenly matched teams in a conference tournament than what was just experienced in the Empire 8 Party.
Friday Night:
Nazareth 73, Alfred 72 (AU misses a FT with 2 secs remaining, gets offensive rebound and shoots again but misses)
Utica 63, Stevens 62 (Utica hits a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win)
Saturday:
Nazareth 66, Utica 64 (Home court advantage good for a point or two, no?)

Good luck to the Golden Flyers in the NCAA Tournament. Hoping to see my Saxons again in ECAC play....time will tell.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8869 on: March 12, 2018, 11:23:36 am »
​Dear D3 Faithful ;D,
     I have read many of your posts throughout the years and even met some of you in person, but for those who I havenít met, let me introduce myself: my name is Michael Rejniak and I have spent over 14 years coaching Division 3 basketball and love what our division has done and continues to do for  the sport of basketball. One of the greatest things about Division 3 basketball is the brotherhood that we all have with one another (coaches and players alike). My wish is to showcase the talents of D3 on a national stage in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).  You may have heard me speak about this on the Hoopsville Marathon with Dave McHugh of D3hoops.com (at the 6:11 mark). The TBT is a national tournament that is televised in July/August on ESPN after the NBA season is over. My goal is to put forth an all-star D3 team (current players are ineligible) and have them compete in this tournament to take on Former D1 / semi-pro's to prove that D3 deserves the same respect as other NCAA divisions. The team is mostly complete with former student-athletes from all over the country competing. Once the roster is complete we will be sure to release it through d3hoops. Former Babson College National Champion Matthew Droney '17 will also be assisting me on this journey.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8870 on: August 11, 2018, 11:18:53 am »
FYI: Empire 8 will lose Stevens in a year: http://d3sports.com/notables/2018/08/stevens-moving-to-freedom
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8871 on: August 11, 2018, 11:48:17 am »
I thought they might step up a little higher in difficulty level than that, but I'm sure the rest of the E8 is happy for the chance to win something once in a while.

Honestly my first two reactions are 1) maybe E8 baseball should just disband, they'll never keep the Pool A bid now and 2) their superpower men's volleyball program is going from the UVC to the MAC? That's the equivalent of Auburn (Springfield is Alabama) going from the SEC to the Sun Belt.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8872 on: August 13, 2018, 12:27:26 pm »
Caz - you might want to check the MAC's volleyball a little closer. Stevenson, off the top of my head, has been pretty good as well. Stevens is certainly the top dog, but let's not pretend the MAC doesn't have good teams.
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