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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7260 on: May 28, 2020, 12:14:00 pm »
Earlham is cutting more sports... football was halted a couple years ago, now tennis and golf will be as well.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7261 on: June 12, 2020, 03:41:49 pm »
Defiance Schedule             Anderson Schedule
S5  vs Capital                   S5 vs Hope
S12@ Albion                     S12@ Carroll
S26vs Alfred State            S19vs Lake Forest
O3 @ Rose-Hulman           O3 vs Hanover       
O10vs Manchester            O10@ Bluffton
O17vs Hanover                 O17vs Rose-Hulman
O24@ MSJU                     O24@ Franklin
O31@ Franklin                 O31vs MSJU
N7 vs Anderson                N7 @ Defiance
N14@ Bluffton                  N14vs Manchester

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7262 on: June 23, 2020, 12:38:46 pm »
Defiance Schedule             Anderson Schedule
S5  vs Capital                   S5 vs Hope
S12@ Albion                     S12@ Carroll
S26vs Alfred State            S19vs Lake Forest
O3 @ Rose-Hulman           O3 vs Hanover       
O10vs Manchester            O10@ Bluffton
O17vs Hanover                 O17vs Rose-Hulman
O24@ MSJU                     O24@ Franklin
O31@ Franklin                 O31vs MSJU
N7 vs Anderson                N7 @ Defiance
N14@ Bluffton                  N14vs Manchester

Great share, jayhawkdaddy!  Picking up Capital looks like a good match as both teams have not had a winning since in some time.  Do you know if this is multiple year agreement?
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7263 on: June 23, 2020, 01:59:36 pm »
Defiance Schedule             Anderson Schedule
S5  vs Capital                   S5 vs Hope
S12@ Albion                     S12@ Carroll
S26vs Alfred State            S19vs Lake Forest
O3 @ Rose-Hulman           O3 vs Hanover       
O10vs Manchester            O10@ Bluffton
O17vs Hanover                 O17vs Rose-Hulman
O24@ MSJU                     O24@ Franklin
O31@ Franklin                 O31vs MSJU
N7 vs Anderson                N7 @ Defiance
N14@ Bluffton                  N14vs Manchester

Great share, jayhawkdaddy!  Picking up Capital looks like a good match as both teams have not had a winning since in some time.  Do you know if this is multiple year agreement?

Unfortunately, there is a highly likely chance that the Hope/Anderson game will not happen.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7264 on: July 15, 2020, 12:52:03 pm »
Interview with commissioner Jay Jones: https://heartlandconf.org/general/2019-20/releases/20200715ikrzqn

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Where does the status of fall sports stand right now? Is there a timetable that the HCAC is currently following?
Jones Answer:

Right now, we have developed a phased start date approach for our fall sports, with all of them set to start in early to mid-September.   These dates are based on the contact risk rate in each sport and the medical advice we are following.

·         Men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's cross country – No earlier than September 1

·         Women's volleyball, men's soccer, and women's soccer – No earlier than September 7

·         Football – No earlier than September 12

We are aware that the NCAA is planning to release new directives.  It appears everyone will receive those in the middle of next week.  We are anxious to receive those updated guidelines and see how they fit our current protocols and what adjustments our staffs will need to make. 
Based on this it's looking like Week 1 (Sept 5) is cancelled. The only game I believe that hasn't been cancelled yet is Hanover-Centre.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7265 on: July 27, 2020, 12:33:18 pm »
https://heartlandconf.org/general/2019-20/releases/20200727clf44r

High risk sports (including football) are moved to spring, others will still continue as normal.

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After extensive deliberations, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to modify the timing of conference competition and championships for fall sports classified by the NCAA as high contact risk (football, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball). The Conference will move the start of those sports' competitive seasons to the spring. The HCAC is committed to offering engaging athletic experiences for student athletes in these sports with extensive team activities this fall followed by spring competitive seasons.

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Based on their risk classifications as assigned by the NCAA, the HCAC will progress forward with fall seasons in the sports of golf, tennis and cross country.  The Conference will also schedule some competitions for the sports of baseball and softball in the fall that will not count toward league standings. 

A decision on the timing of basketball season (defined as high contact risk sport by the NCAA) will be made in the near future. Swimming and diving is classified as a low contact risk sport and will continue forward with its standard schedule.  The sports of indoor and outdoor track and field, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse have also not been altered at this time.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7266 on: July 29, 2020, 04:33:51 pm »
HCAC branding will be getting a new look on August 3. Can't wait to see it as currently I think it's very plain.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7267 on: August 03, 2020, 03:16:17 pm »
New conference look has been released https://spark.adobe.com/page/whjtMIQ80mTgw/

Blue, green, and gray colors instead of the maroon of old.
Two logos, primary saying 'Heartland' and secondary saying 'HCAC'
School specific versions of the logos
Each sport has their own versions as well


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The two words forming the league’s moniker served as inspiration for the brand narrative:

HEART – The word ‘Heart’ is underlined to emphasize the competitive spirit and unified community of the HCAC. This positive bond of community felt within the conference was referenced universally throughout the process. Unity, sportsmanship and a sense of family was concurrent in the feedback from student-athletes, administrators and other conference stakeholders. Passion and commitment were also identified as key league values.

LAND – The land is represented visually in the logo with three rows of abstract farmland. This element showcases the geographical link of the 10 member campuses while also highlighting the conference’s membership in NCAA Division III.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7268 on: August 03, 2020, 04:57:54 pm »
Looks good.  Dig the school and sport specific variations also.  Well done. 

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7269 on: August 03, 2020, 06:40:11 pm »
Looks good.  Dig the school and sport specific variations also.  Well done.

I like these a lot.  And very smart to handle all the variations with the roll out to insure everything is clean and consistent across the schools and sports.  The project was clearly handled very professionally. 

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7270 on: September 15, 2020, 01:21:41 pm »
Spring schedule has been released... 7 conference games starting Feb 27th with the potential for a post-season game.
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An extra date will be held April 17 for a potential bowl game or regional championship game against another conference, with details later should that game take place. The HCAC championship will be awarded to the team with the best record in this 7-game schedule. Spring season practices will begin no earlier than February 1 and start times for all contests will be announced at a later date.
I believe Bluffton and Manchester still set to play both Trine and Adrian in October
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7271 on: September 15, 2020, 01:43:51 pm »
So the HCAC is going to have kids use up a year of eligibility? And play eight games in the spring and also come back in the fall and potentially play a full fall 2021 schedule?

That ... would make them an outlier at the moment, let's put it that way.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7272 on: September 15, 2020, 03:23:49 pm »
Looks good.  Dig the school and sport specific variations also.  Well done.

Realize I am couple weeks old on this but yes, love the variations. Last year with all the 150 patches, bugged me that they were all the same no matter what colors the school was.

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7273 on: September 22, 2020, 12:18:55 pm »
So the HCAC is going to have kids use up a year of eligibility? And play eight games in the spring and also come back in the fall and potentially play a full fall 2021 schedule?

That ... would make them an outlier at the moment, let's put it that way.

Pat, I'm lost.  How does playing a spring schedule lose the HCAC players a year of eligibility?  I though NCAA had approved no eligibility loss for the 2020 season even if it was played in spring of 2021?

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7274 on: September 22, 2020, 01:48:10 pm »
So the HCAC is going to have kids use up a year of eligibility? And play eight games in the spring and also come back in the fall and potentially play a full fall 2021 schedule?

That ... would make them an outlier at the moment, let's put it that way.

Pat, I'm lost.  How does playing a spring schedule lose the HCAC players a year of eligibility?  I though NCAA had approved no eligibility loss for the 2020 season even if it was played in spring of 2021?

No eligibility loss *if* you play half of a normal schedule (five games) or fewer.
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