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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53445 on: July 27, 2020, 03:20:30 pm »
MWC has suspended Fall and Winter sports through 12/31/20.

https://midwestconference.org/news/2020/7/27/general-midwest-conference-suspends-competition-for-the-rest-of-2020.aspx

I'm sure there are a few CCIW vs MWC basketball games on the schedule -- for example, IWU's opener was supposed to be vs Lake Forest.


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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53446 on: July 27, 2020, 06:06:06 pm »
Well, with no football to watch/post about this fall, and with a totally up in the air date with regard to when (IF?) the 2020-2021 basketball season might be played, it appears there might very well not be a whole lot of competition to post about for the foreseeable future. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Accordingly, as I mentioned on the football board, Iím thinking that after 14 years and some 6,300 posts, the time might be right for this old poster to hit the retirement trail, and ride off into the sunset to enjoy life at the Posterís Retirement Home. As I said in the football venue, this site doesnít need me or anyone else to thrive. Plus, those all-knowing individuals that Iíve (so far) pissed of 1,359 times, will likely be smiling from ear-to-ear.  ;D

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53447 on: July 28, 2020, 07:07:13 am »
Some people aren't happy unless they are pissed off. May as well use this "time off" to re-energize yourself and come back even more annoying!
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53448 on: July 28, 2020, 09:20:50 am »
Well, with no football to watch/post about this fall, and with a totally up in the air date with regard to when (IF?) the 2020-2021 basketball season might be played, it appears there might very well not be a whole lot of competition to post about for the foreseeable future. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Accordingly, as I mentioned on the football board, Iím thinking that after 14 years and some 6,300 posts, the time might be right for this old poster to hit the retirement trail, and ride off into the sunset to enjoy life at the Posterís Retirement Home. As I said in the football venue, this site doesnít need me or anyone else to thrive. Plus, those all-knowing individuals that Iíve (so far) pissed of 1,359 times, will likely be smiling from ear-to-ear.  ;D

You just have to be creative. I've really gotten into second division Italian soccer.  Frosinone (a very fun name to say out loud) has an American striker, is in the thick of the promotion battle, and can usually be found on a live stream somewhere. Big match Friday!
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53449 on: July 30, 2020, 11:03:14 am »
You just have to be creative. I've really gotten into second division Italian soccer.  Flosinone (a very fun name to say out loud) has an American striker, is in the thick of the promotion battle, and can usually be found on a live stream somewhere. Big match Friday!

...and here I thought that I was weird for taking a liking to lesser known Serie A side Sassuolo, who, it could be argued with a few giant leaps involved, implement a calcio version of The System.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53450 on: July 30, 2020, 01:51:04 pm »
Well, with no football to watch/post about this fall, and with a totally up in the air date with regard to when (IF?) the 2020-2021 basketball season might be played, it appears there might very well not be a whole lot of competition to post about for the foreseeable future. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Accordingly, as I mentioned on the football board, Iím thinking that after 14 years and some 6,300 posts, the time might be right for this old poster to hit the retirement trail, and ride off into the sunset to enjoy life at the Posterís Retirement Home. As I said in the football venue, this site doesnít need me or anyone else to thrive. Plus, those all-knowing individuals that Iíve (so far) pissed of 1,359 times, will likely be smiling from ear-to-ear.  ;D

You just have to be creative. I've really gotten into second division Italian soccer.  Frosinone (a very fun name to say out loud) has an American striker, is in the thick of the promotion battle, and can usually be found on a live stream somewhere. Big match Friday!

And from CCIW territory too:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrija_Novakovich

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53451 on: August 02, 2020, 12:43:55 am »
Nice tribute by North Park basketball alumnus Rus Bradburd in yesterday's Chicago Tribune to his former boss on the New Mexico State coaching staff, Lou Henson, who died last week:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-lou-henson-coach-rus-bradburd-20200730-awcg5f4qb5hkpaptpwj4vaxsu-story.html
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53452 on: August 10, 2020, 05:07:41 pm »


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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53453 on: August 12, 2020, 01:26:26 pm »
‪Iím hearing 2 things about CCIW hoops...‬

‪1) The league is discussing a conf-only regular season, starting in January.‬

‪2) There are discussions about Wash U and Chicago joining the CCIW for 2020-21...but neither would be eligible for the AQ.‬

‪Nothing final.‬

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53454 on: August 12, 2020, 01:42:00 pm »
‪2) There are discussions about Wash U and Chicago joining the CCIW for 2020-21...but neither would be eligible for the AQ.‬

‪Nothing final.‬

This would be a lot of fun actually though I was hoping the entire team would take the year off instead.

It would be interesting how the league modifies the schedules as surely, the standard round robin is not possible.  Or maybe I am missing something.  CCIW North and South maybe.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53455 on: August 12, 2020, 01:45:51 pm »
‪2) There are discussions about Wash U and Chicago joining the CCIW for 2020-21...but neither would be eligible for the AQ.‬

‪Nothing final.‬

This would be a lot of fun actually though I was hoping the entire team would take the year off instead.

It would be interesting how the league modifies the schedules as surely, the standard round robin is not possible.  Or maybe I am missing something.  CCIW North and South maybe.

It would definitely be fun if it happens.

I'm guessing there would be divisions.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53456 on: August 12, 2020, 02:11:21 pm »
I would envision an intradivisional double round-robin and an interdivisional single round-robin.

The problem is that adding both UAA schools doesn't alleviate the problem of an odd number of teams, which means divisional imbalance -- and, if you're scheduling by division, whether it's single round-robin or double round-robin, the divisional imbalance results in a schedule imbalance as well.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53457 on: August 12, 2020, 03:20:23 pm »
I would envision an intradivisional double round-robin and an interdivisional single round-robin.

The problem is that adding both UAA schools doesn't alleviate the problem of an odd number of teams, which means divisional imbalance -- and, if you're scheduling by division, whether it's single round-robin or double round-robin, the divisional imbalance results in a schedule imbalance as well.

The NJAC today announced a single round-robin (nine games) for MBB and WBB this season, starting Jan. 20. I'm guessing that will be more the norm of where we end up in the event we are able to have basketball this season.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53458 on: August 12, 2020, 03:56:13 pm »
That's a good point. The idea of a 15-to-18-game regular season for the CCIW, depending upon divisional configuration and the number of round-robin passes through the circuit, might be too ambitious -- especially if games don't start immediately after New Year's Day.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53459 on: August 12, 2020, 04:28:18 pm »
That's a good point. The idea of a 15-to-18-game regular season for the CCIW, depending upon divisional configuration and the number of round-robin passes through the circuit, might be too ambitious -- especially if games don't start immediately after New Year's Day.

There won't be games immediately after NYD mostly because if the students are coming back from far flung places over the holidays, they likely need to self quarantine for a number of days. Schools are creating acclimation buffers now which can last a week or two before regular activities resume.