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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54135 on: April 07, 2021, 11:32:47 am »
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54136 on: April 07, 2021, 12:46:41 pm »
As far as the conversation about D3 kids returning for a 5th season, it will be really tough for a lot of kids to do. Many kids and their families have had to pay a fortune to afford the tuition or take out significant loans. Itís very easy if your on scholarship to make the choice to come back to school especially if your now getting free graduate school but as usual D3 kids get the short end of the stick in this regard. The kid who comes from a family  that can afford to pay for an extra year will probably do it but if you canít afford it then your kinda screwed.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54137 on: April 07, 2021, 01:28:33 pm »
As far as the conversation about D3 kids returning for a 5th season, it will be really tough for a lot of kids to do. Many kids and their families have had to pay a fortune to afford the tuition or take out significant loans. Itís very easy if your on scholarship to make the choice to come back to school especially if your now getting free graduate school but as usual D3 kids get the short end of the stick in this regard. The kid who comes from a family  that can afford to pay for an extra year will probably do it but if you canít afford it then your kinda screwed.

The other end of it is kids on financial aid.  Typically that aid has time limits on it, but a lot of schools have extended aid to a fifth year as a way of maintaining enrollment, so you've got some kids who may have not been able to afford a 5th year under different circumstances that are able to because of COVID.  It's really going to be very context specific for every player.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54138 on: April 07, 2021, 01:45:16 pm »
As far as the conversation about D3 kids returning for a 5th season, it will be really tough for a lot of kids to do. Many kids and their families have had to pay a fortune to afford the tuition or take out significant loans. Itís very easy if your on scholarship to make the choice to come back to school especially if your now getting free graduate school but as usual D3 kids get the short end of the stick in this regard. The kid who comes from a family  that can afford to pay for an extra year will probably do it but if you canít afford it then your kinda screwed.

I agree with you -- finances are a huge part of it. 

I think a good percentage of the WIAC studs are returning.  Eddie Muench at Oshkosh is...I think the Platteville seniors are as well.  With WIAC costs being significantly less than most of the private D3s, could be a big advantage for the WIAC...for the next several years (FR, SO, and JRs have an extra year too if they want it). 

I do know many CCIW seniors are returning -- Jake Rhode (Elmhurst), Cade Alioth (Wheaton), Nyameye Adom (Wheaton), and some others.

IWU's 4 seniors are all moving on.

It totally comes down to each kid's personal situation (finances, academics, job situation, etc).
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54139 on: April 07, 2021, 01:52:42 pm »
Current HS seniors - incoming D3 recruits - are in a bit of a tough spot at many programs.  A lot of these HS class of 2021 kids will end up stuck behind guys a year or two ahead of them who end up using the waiver.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54140 on: April 07, 2021, 02:44:59 pm »
I do agree Bob that the Wiac school have a big advantage because of lower tuition rates

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« Reply #54141 on: April 07, 2021, 11:23:10 pm »
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #54142 on: April 08, 2021, 01:23:45 pm »
Today is IWU's big "All In" for IWU fundraising day.  I hope all IWU alums and sports fans will make a gift, support the University in a general way and also support the team or athletic program endeavor of their choice.  Surely coming out of the pandemic, all the CCIW institutions need greater support and financial strength.  IWU is no exception.  Go TITANS!   

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