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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6675 on: May 01, 2018, 08:52:22 pm »
Not sure what needed to be updated. I am also working on knowledge I have had for six-plus months, so I can sometimes not be sure what is public and what is not public.

You remember -- the first version of that release was unclear. The second paragraph wasn't added until after the first version of the story had already made the rounds.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6676 on: May 01, 2018, 10:18:45 pm »
Not sure what needed to be updated. I am also working on knowledge I have had for six-plus months, so I can sometimes not be sure what is public and what is not public.

You remember -- the first version of that release was unclear. The second paragraph wasn't added until after the first version of the story had already made the rounds.

I highlighted the part I thought was also important.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6677 on: May 01, 2018, 10:51:01 pm »
Point of clarification: Greg, are you able to read Dave's mind? :)
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6678 on: May 01, 2018, 11:48:14 pm »
I plead the Fifth on that. ;)
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6679 on: May 02, 2018, 12:24:01 am »
Fourth IWU recruit:   Ms. Brooke Lansford, Blue Valley West HS in Kansas. 

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6680 on: May 02, 2018, 12:04:14 pm »
My only point being, Pat, that some of what I thought may have been known already... may not have been. It wasn't to say others should have known... it was to say I may have thought it already to be known. SMH
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6681 on: May 08, 2018, 03:50:59 pm »
Jayla Johnson, a 5'8 multi-position player from Wheaton-Warrenville South, has joined the North Park class of '22:

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/01/09/girls-basketball-size-aside-jayla-johnson-stands-out-for-wheaton-warrenville-south/a4y7g5j/
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6682 on: May 10, 2018, 09:44:08 am »
Last night I got to attend North Central's postseason banquet and see off the last remnants of the team that made the NCAA Tournament three years ago.

The main highlights:
-Maya Walls was Defensive MVP
-Mayson Whipple was Offensive MVP
-Freshman Bekah Foley was the inaugural recipient of the Helen Muleya Memorial All Smiles Award
-Mayson Whipple received the Liz Pearlman Perseverance Award
-I think Michaela Reedy got the Cardinal Spirit Award or something like that (I was distracted by my 1 year old's elite escapability)

And as far as next year I hear rumblings that North Central's incoming recruiting class is supposed to be fantastic.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6683 on: May 13, 2018, 10:43:45 pm »
Congrats to Annie Shain, promoted from graduate assistant coach in '17-'18 to assistant head coach for North Park. I hear Stan Van Gundy was really the top choice, but he wanted a pre-paid Ventra card in lieu of salary and NP wouldn't go for that.
Also congrats to Mary Karsten Surridge, set to become North Park's President in mid-August; she served as assistant women's basketball coach for several seasons early in the 21st century. Presumably, this means there'll be a quadrupling of the Athletic budget. Greg?

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6684 on: May 14, 2018, 07:46:57 pm »
NPU will no doubt quadruple its athletic budget moments after Mary Surridge hangs up the phone after having called you, Rog. ;)

Technically, she is not "set to become North Park's president in mid-August" yet; she still has to be approved by the vote of the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park's parent denomination, which will be held in late June in Minneapolis. I don't think that there's any question that that'll happen, though, since I haven't heard anything but positive responses to Mary's nomination from my numerous Covenant contacts across the country. Indeed, the fact that she's already Covenant (NPU's recently-retired president, David Parkyn, came in from another denomination and had to join a Covenant church before formally assuming the position of president, and church/school relations deteriorated on his watch) is one reason why she'll be readily embraced up in Minneapolis next month. Personally, I think that she's as sound a choice for NPU president as the Board of Trustees could've hoped to find at this juncture in the institutional life of the school. I am optimistic about the school's future with her at the top of the organizational chart, completely aside from the fact that she'll undoubtedly be a pro-athletics president.

I didn't mention Annie Shain's promotion because NPU hadn't sent out a press release making it official (and it still has yet to do so), even though she's listed as the assistant head coach on the online roster and has been functioning in that role since Lauren Rosengarden took over the Concordia (IL) program in March. But, yeah, I most certainly congratulate her on the promotion, whether or not it's yet been made official.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6685 on: May 14, 2018, 09:20:50 pm »
I learned of it here :
http://athletics.northpark.edu/news/2018/5/3/shain-steps-up-as-womens-basketball-assistant-head-coach.aspx
although I was ten days late!
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6686 on: May 15, 2018, 12:04:54 pm »
Well, I guess that I missed that press release. The late run that the NPU baseball team made to get into the CCIW tournament must've scrolled the releases to the point that I missed the announcement about Annie.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6687 on: May 17, 2018, 02:46:20 pm »
So I just got a bombshell dropped on me: Michelle Roof is leaving North Central, I believe effective end of next week.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6688 on: May 17, 2018, 04:56:01 pm »
Wow. Any details you can share as to why, Lucas? And, given the late date, does this mean that Mark Youngs will take over next year as interim head coach, or will NCC go through the hiring process right now and install a new head coach over the summer?
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #6689 on: May 17, 2018, 05:54:11 pm »
I'm not completely surprised, as this past season could not have been much fun for her. Good luck to her at her next stop! I'm very glad she implemented a version of "the System" for several seasons (through 16-17), as those games were always packed with action (most of it good, some a bit sloppy); the athleticism of all players was fully tested. The alertness of those keeping score or broadcasting or refereeing was fully tested, too!
I'd think NCC has time to find a new coaching staff. One would hope/assume that those good recruits lmitzel recently alluded to would stick with their NCC plans, unlike D1 players in this situation.