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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19290 on: May 26, 2020, 11:32:21 am »
the D3 championships committee last week approved a 33 percent reduction in MINIMUM contests to count as sponsoring Sport X and to qualify for the postseason in Sport X, but did not mention lowering contest maximums.

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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19291 on: May 26, 2020, 04:06:28 pm »
They won't lower the maximum number. They will leave that alone. If schools are able, they hit that mark, but lowering the minimum standard had to happen. There will likely be other concessions, more individual than general, in the years to come as everyone adjusts. Some of those concessions will also be allowing AQs to remain even if a conference drops below the minimum because they lost a school (closed or discontinued a sport).

There will be some gray area for a little while.
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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19292 on: July 11, 2020, 04:58:49 pm »
I'd just like to give a shout out and a note of appreciation to Dave Walters and Chris Kilcoyne, the now former Sports Information Directors at Guilford and Roanoke. Because of the financial implications resulting from COVID-19, both were recently laid off at their respective schools and did a fantastic job at each. Dave was at Guilford for like 20+ years and is as quintessential of a Quaker as you will find. Kilcoyne is a Roanoke grad and has been there for a few years. He also was in the ODAC office before leaving there to go to Randolph-Macon.

And W&L just cancelled all sports for the fall semester. There will be no athletics there until January 1 at the earliest. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come for other schools in the league, but they certainly will not be the only D3 school to go this route.

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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19293 on: July 13, 2020, 09:20:25 am »
Just chiming in to agree that Dave and Chris are real pros and really good people.  I sure hope each moves on seamlessly to rewarding work.  Thanks for all the help for so long if your situation becomes permanent. 

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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19294 on: July 13, 2020, 11:18:44 am »
I'd just like to give a shout out and a note of appreciation to Dave Walters and Chris Kilcoyne, the now former Sports Information Directors at Guilford and Roanoke. Because of the financial implications resulting from COVID-19, both were recently laid off at their respective schools and did a fantastic job at each. Dave was at Guilford for like 20+ years and is as quintessential of a Quaker as you will find. Kilcoyne is a Roanoke grad and has been there for a few years. He also was in the ODAC office before leaving there to go to Randolph-Macon.

And W&L just cancelled all sports for the fall semester. There will be no athletics there until January 1 at the earliest. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come for other schools in the league, but they certainly will not be the only D3 school to go this route.

Wait, what?! Dave got laid off? Oh man. I never met Chris but I've been able to meet Dave before and he was great. I'm sad to hear that.

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Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #19295 on: Yesterday at 05:06:31 pm »


The off season has hit August and with it has come news of Division III Fall Championships being canceled for the same reason Winter Championships were derailed and Spring Championships pulled earlier this year: COVID 19 Pandemic.

The decision came on the heals of a vast majority of DIII institutions curtailing fall sports and many pushing winter sports starts on their campuses until January at the earliest.

What does this mean for the 2020-21 season of college basketball? Specifically what does it mean for Division III? Will there be a basketball season? Will it be a six-week-or-so-sprint? Or is there a way to adjust things?

On the Mid-Summer edition of the Hoopsville Podcast, we try and get some answers to those questions. We talk to one coach who actually has put together a proposal to start the season in January, with some changes to make it work including crowning a champion in April. And we talk to an administrator who also serves on the DIII Management Council to better under stand the decisions made to cancel championships and if shift a season like basketball is even possible.

Plus, we honor the best of the best in the last decade of Division III women's basketball. Gordon Mann joins us to discuss how the 2nd D3hoops.com Women's All-Decade came together (and hints of work on the men's list).

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