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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #510 on: August 12, 2018, 11:02:13 pm »
Is this the appropriate place to mention the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Confernce has changed its name to the American Rivers Conference? Apparently Nebraska Wesleyan has earned the right to not be disenfranchised by its own conferenceís name when it won the menís basketball national championship. Trine and St. Maryís (IN) should take note.

http://iowaconference.com/news/2018/8/7/american-rivers-conference.aspx

In the case of the MIAA, I take 'Michigan' to refer to the geologic formatiin of the Michigan Basin, in which the Trine and St. Mary's campuses are located.

Good point!  (Are you a John McPhee fan?  I believe he also notes that fact.)

Not sure whether the CCIW could have used such an 'excuse' to exclude the W!  Probably not - the "Wisconsin" glacier during the last Ice Age included much of Illinois (can't recall for sure, but probably Rock Island, Bloomington, and Decatur - certainly the Chicago-land schools).

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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #511 on: August 13, 2018, 09:57:39 am »
Bob Jones!  I may be the only one who thinks this is funny, but Bob Jones used to have an e-mail or phone that was something like 1-800-BJ-FOR-ME.

I must assume that the Bob Jones lifestyle comes with a certain naivete and that who ever registered that phone number just did not get it.


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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #512 on: August 13, 2018, 01:06:33 pm »
Another change coming next year, in case you all missed the breaking news over the weekend: http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2018/08/stevens-moving-to-freedom
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #513 on: August 13, 2018, 05:00:46 pm »
Not sure whether the CCIW could have used such an 'excuse' to exclude the W!  Probably not - the "Wisconsin" glacier during the last Ice Age included much of Illinois (can't recall for sure, but probably Rock Island, Bloomington, and Decatur - certainly the Chicago-land schools).

Why would they want to exclude the W? ??? Being associated with the best state only increases the conference's prestige. ;D
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #514 on: August 13, 2018, 07:40:38 pm »
Fromage? Yes. Prestige? No. ;)
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #515 on: August 13, 2018, 10:35:42 pm »
Not sure whether the CCIW could have used such an 'excuse' to exclude the W!  Probably not - the "Wisconsin" glacier during the last Ice Age included much of Illinois (can't recall for sure, but probably Rock Island, Bloomington, and Decatur - certainly the Chicago-land schools).

Why would they want to exclude the W? ??? Being associated with the best state only increases the conference's prestige. ;D

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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #516 on: August 13, 2018, 10:48:39 pm »
not sure if it's on here, but I'm hearing that Bob Jones U is going D3 in the near future
Yes, they are in the exploratory year.

However, there are no tributaries of the Mississippi or Missouri Rivers near the Bob Jones U campus, so they will need to find another conference.
 ;)   ;D   :)  ::)

Perhaps they could join a new conference which is in itís formative stages.
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #517 on: August 13, 2018, 10:57:32 pm »
If only that was what Netflix and Chill meant to the younger generation. LOL

Now THAT would make for a very interesting conference. :)
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #518 on: August 15, 2018, 03:39:05 pm »
Conference Changes Starting in 2018-2019
Bryn Athyn leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Cabrini leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Castleton leaves the NAC for the LEC
Colby-Sawyer leaves the NAC for the GNAC
Eastern Nazarene leaves the CCC for the NECC
Ferrum leaves the USAC for the ODAC
Green Mountain leaves the NAC and D3 for the NAIA
Gwynedd Mercy leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Illinois Tech joins the NACC
Immaculata leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Johnson and Wales (Col.) joins the SCAC (1st year provisional in 2018-19)
Maine-Presque Isle leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Marymount leaves the CAC for the AEC
Marywood leaves the CSAC for the AEC
Mount Ida closes and leaves the GNAC and D3
Neumann leaves the CSAC for the AEC
New England College leaves the NAC for the NECC
Pratt joins the ACAA (exploratory member in 2018-19)
St. Joseph (Conn.) adds men's basketball in the GNAC
St. Thomas (TX) joins the SCAC (exploratory member in 2018-19)
SUNY Canton leaves the ACAA for the NAC
Thomas More leaves the PAC for ACAA
Wesley leaves the CAC for the AEC
Wheelock (NECC) discontinues athletics, school merges with Boston U
Wilson leaves the NEAC for the CSAC

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019
First year full members: Alfred State, Illinois Tech, Iowa Wesleyan, McMurry (reclassifying)
*4th year provisional members: Belhaven
*3rd year provisional members: none
2nd year provisional members: Brevard (reclassifying), Dean, Pfeiffer (reclassifying, assumed approval at this point)
1st year provisional members: SUNY-Delhi, Johnson and Wales (Col.)
Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).
*Games against Year 3 and 4 provisional members count the same as games against full-members for regional-ranking and tournament selection purposes

Conference Changes Starting in 2019-2020
Alfred State leaves the ACAA for the AMCC
Benedictine leaves D3 for D2
Frostburg State leaves D3 for D2
Manhattanville leaves the MACF for the SKY
Penn State-Harrisburg leaves the CAC for a return to the NEAC
Stevens leaves the E8 for the MACF
St. Elizabeth leaves the NEAC for the CSAC
Texas-Tyler leaves D3 for D2
Thomas More possibly leaves D3 for the NAIA
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #519 on: August 15, 2018, 04:03:08 pm »
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #520 on: August 16, 2018, 01:29:13 pm »

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019

Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).

MUW Owls are starting up a men's basketball program this year.
http://www.owlsathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #521 on: August 17, 2018, 08:35:53 am »

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019

Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).

MUW Owls are starting up a men's basketball program this year.
http://www.owlsathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

Seriously, I' interested in the background of what's going on at MUW... they have rosters for 5 men's sports, including a +20 member baseball team... the men's basketball schedule is very legit, the new Men's coach is well experienced at the D3 level...  what draws men to the Mississippi University for Women (besides the obvious reference to women)?  How long have men been admitted?   Will a name change be considered now that the school is co-ed?  And is the next step D3 provisional for men's sports?

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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #522 on: August 17, 2018, 10:14:34 pm »

Provisional Pipeline for 2018-2019

Exploratory: Bob Jones, Pratt, University of St Thomas (TX), Mississippi University for Women (no men's basketball players).

MUW Owls are starting up a men's basketball program this year.
http://www.owlsathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/schedule

Seriously, I' interested in the background of what's going on at MUW... they have rosters for 5 men's sports, including a +20 member baseball team... the men's basketball schedule is very legit, the new Men's coach is well experienced at the D3 level...  what draws men to the Mississippi University for Women (besides the obvious reference to women)?  How long have men been admitted?   Will a name change be considered now that the school is co-ed?  And is the next step D3 provisional for men's sports?
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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #523 on: August 20, 2018, 04:31:48 pm »
http://www.uttylerpatriots.com/news/articles/2018-19/7274/ut-tyler-to-join-lone-star-conference/

UT-Tyler to the Lone Star Conference.

The Lone Star Conference has subsumed the (D-2) Heartland Conference and now will have 20 members!

I am not sure where Newman University (Heartland Conference) in Wichita KS will go.

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Re: Conference changes
« Reply #524 on: August 20, 2018, 04:56:24 pm »
The old Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association has an even number, but they are losing yet another Missouri school to the GLVC (Southwest Baptist) to give them nine members, so they would probably love to have another Kansas school.