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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7185 on: October 12, 2020, 09:57:09 am »
Anyone know if any decision has been made regarding this season? It would seem to me plans would have to be in place by now if they were going to play. I've googled and read everything I could but can't find an answer. Anyone in the know have any insights? Thanks.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7186 on: October 12, 2020, 03:25:23 pm »
No, but NESCAC has announced they are canceling the winter season so guess the CC will do the same soon.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7187 on: October 13, 2020, 06:56:06 am »
Thanks!

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7188 on: October 13, 2020, 04:48:41 pm »
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7190 on: October 22, 2020, 07:40:41 pm »
Big time big man recruit for Swarthmore, Aidan Godfrey.  Ranked 38 in New England ... very rare for players in the top 50 to go D3 ...

https://newenglandrecruitingreport.com/recruits/aidan-godfrey-2021

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7191 on: October 22, 2020, 11:40:26 pm »
Wow, seems he turned down Cornell and other D1 schools.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7192 on: October 23, 2020, 12:20:34 pm »
That honestly isn't as big a surprise for me. Many DIII recruits in other parts of the country make these similar decisions. Yeshiva, thanks in part to it's unique situation, got one of the better DI recruits in a similar way. It may seem crazy, but these types of recruits that are clearly looking at particular schools are picking DIII schools - especially top ones competitively and academically - because they know they will have a chance at conference and national titles while also getting a solid education. Many of these schools are also positioned with their coaches to help them continue playing pro in Europe or elsewhere while ALSO positioning the students for careers and jobs after college or the pros.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7193 on: October 29, 2020, 07:10:23 pm »
Hello friends!

It seems that I have been the only member of the only (unofficial) fall sport at WashU, with my 100-mile ultramarathon attempt earlier this month to promote the fight for a cure during Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.  That attempt fell a bit short in miles and fundraising, so I'm going into overtime to try and reach $5,000 in donations.

Rett Gets Rocked 50K for $5K will commence Friday, October 30 at 8 pm Central, and end at 8 am Halloween morning.  Counting donations received (thanks to retired WashU men's basketball coach Mark Edwards and his wife Mary, and to Mike McGrath and his  University of Chicago men's basketball program for their donations!) and those yet to be sent and processed, I am at $4,440.53.  Very, very close to my goal...which will fund a researcher's work for a month.  Wouldn't it be cool if he or she cracked the code for a cure of Rett syndrome, on our dime?!

I reached 86 miles in my "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" October 3-4.  I'm very proud of that result, but there's more work to be done.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it has the characteristics of ALS, autism, epilepsy, and Parkinson's...all rolled into one sinister disorder.
It takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

Researchers are working to re-engineer the gene mutation that turns on Rett, so it can be forever turned off.  Four drug therapies are in the FDA review pipeline, with one (trofanitide) one level away from review.  And, iPad tablets with retinal scan technology are giving those with Rett a voice they haven't had since they were toddlers.

The full court press on Rett is paying off.  You can help keep the pressure on Rett, by going to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7194 on: November 01, 2020, 08:46:39 pm »
Another strong New England recruit for Swarthmore:

https://twitter.com/necorridorhoops/status/1323077042292854790?s=21

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #7195 on: November 02, 2020, 12:31:40 pm »
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
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