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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46050 on: August 16, 2018, 09:47:32 am »
Talking to people in the Calvin community, this years Calvin freshman class will be the first class smaller than it's corresponding class at Hope in over 100 years. I guess that's what happens when you take away the tradition from an institution built on traditions.....A lot of big name older profs and staff being pushed out over the last few years.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46051 on: August 20, 2018, 05:15:17 pm »
Good MBB news out of Trine today.  Just read on the twitter feed that Center Ellis Cummings is back on the roster for his senior season.  At 6'8 he provides another rim protector to go with returning forwards Myles Copeland and Mo Hunter.  I don't see him starting in front either of those 2 but will be a valuable big off the bench for the Thunder.  He was never very skilled as an offensive player but is a talented shot blocker and rebounder.   

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46052 on: August 25, 2018, 05:05:31 pm »
Colin Jones   6-4   265lb  F  Holt HS--Lansing Community--Culver Stockton

.....has enrolled at Olivet.   

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2018/07/17/colin-jones-moneyball-pro-am-couch-column/785102002/
As is briefly mentioned in the article he has some academic work to take care of.  He'd be a load in D3.  We'll see.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46053 on: August 26, 2018, 12:26:01 pm »
Colin Jones   6-4   265lb  F  Holt HS--Lansing Community--Culver Stockton

.....has enrolled at Olivet.   

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2018/07/17/colin-jones-moneyball-pro-am-couch-column/785102002/
As is briefly mentioned in the article he has some academic work to take care of.  He'd be a load in D3.  We'll see.

A load physique wise, or talent wise?

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46054 on: August 28, 2018, 04:27:39 pm »
Heard that before... let's see what happens on the court first. Size and even talent doesn't always translate when the games start for real. I resist saying this often, but we all can probably think of players we were convinced were going to be a beast in DIII and ... we never ended up talking about (just as there have been some we did talk about and others we didn't even see coming).
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46055 on: September 02, 2018, 04:23:58 pm »
Anyone not show up for classes unexpectedly?

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46056 on: September 02, 2018, 06:24:11 pm »
Anyone not show up for classes unexpectedly?

Unexpectedly by whose expectations? LOL From what I was told, there is one that isn't unexpectedly missing ... he's been mentioned before. LOL
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46057 on: September 02, 2018, 08:12:19 pm »
... that's what happens when you take away the tradition from an institution built on traditions...
Agreed. I think adding basketball/ baseball alum Kevin Van Duyn will go a long ways toward righting the ship. Twenty years in the public school trenches should bring a strong sense of urgency to Knollcrest.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46058 on: September 04, 2018, 12:00:28 pm »
So there's this.....
http://www.gobrits.com/sports/fball/2018-19/releases/20180903ftaov6


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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46059 on: September 04, 2018, 12:26:41 pm »
Wait a minute ... you're telling me that Gregg Ashabi was just the *nom de plume* of the guy who is now Albion's football OC? Mind blown!

And if he is really going to ascend to the head coaching position of the Britons, then he's probably going to get an entire wing all to himself in the Michigan Supersweetness Hall of Fame.

(I miss the red dots, too.)
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46060 on: September 04, 2018, 01:53:04 pm »
Wait a minute ... you're telling me that Gregg Ashabi was just the *nom de plume* of the guy who is now Albion's football OC? Mind blown!

And if he is really going to ascend to the head coaching position of the Britons, then he's probably going to get an entire wing all to himself in the Michigan Supersweetness Hall of Fame.

(I miss the red dots, too.)

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46061 on: September 04, 2018, 03:38:43 pm »
Olivet twitter is welcoming a few new guys

Keyon Rainey   Adrian College/Det Consortium
Nate Colon   MMCC/ East Lansing
Walker Small    Clarendon College/Schoolcraft
Torian Jackson  OlneyJC/Vincennes CC/ Portage Northern?
Chris Long   Flint Beecher


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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46062 on: September 10, 2018, 08:33:59 pm »
I just had to do it. I'm visiting Michigan this week. I am very impressed by the hospitality I received when visiting the DeVos Field House. Quite the facilities at Hope. I just wanted to say thank you to coach Mitchell and coach Courtney Kust for taking a few minutes with me. Also I met a student athlete Morgan(softball player) who was working at the front desk who showed me around. Thank you to all.

On my way back from Mackinac Island I hope to visit Calvin and see their facilities.

Yes. I know the things we do on vacation. 😀
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46063 on: September 11, 2018, 11:08:39 am »
D3 sports addicts do the darndest things with their free time. ;)
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #46064 on: September 13, 2018, 03:34:31 pm »
Kalamazoo College Coach, Jay Smith, diagnosed with cancer.


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By Patrick Nothaft pnothaft@mlive.com
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo College men's basketball coach Jay Smith, who has left his fingerprints on the state's hoops scene from the high school level to the NCAA Final Four, will begin cancer treatment Thursday, according to a report from WWMT.

The 57-year-old Mio, Mich., native received an intermediate prostate cancer diagnosis during a yearly physical in early June and shared the news with the public Wednesday, a day before he is scheduled to begin treatment in Chicago.

"I knew it probably wasn't going to be good, but nobody wants to hear the word 'cancer.' Nobody does," Smith told WWMT's Mike McCann. "Fear goes through your veins; it just scares you."

A 4-6 week recovery time is expected following his surgery, and if that timeline holds up, Smith could to be back on the sideline for his third season at K-College.

"I feel like I'm a fast healer," Smith said. "If everything goes as planned, I'll be back; that's the plan."

The positive outlook is one Smith realizes could have been much worse if not for an annual doctor visit.

"Sometimes men take the idea of, 'Well, I'll get to it next year. I'm feeling OK, everything's good,'" Smith said. "If I'd have taken that attitude, this could be much, much worse."