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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9015 on: February 20, 2021, 08:33:41 am »
Carthage has selected a new nickname :
https://athletics.carthage.edu/news/2021/2/19/general-carthage-selects-firebirds-as-new-team-name.aspx
That's OK with me.
Firebirds is easy to say. Pronouncing Carthage is a bit more difficult, involving tongue adjustments; one can injure oneself if not cautious.

Jim Rockford would be proud . . .

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9016 on: February 20, 2021, 12:27:52 pm »
So, Lady Firebirds?   

Not terribly impressed either.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9017 on: February 20, 2021, 12:54:29 pm »
The process of adopting a new nickname is likely more of a headache than we imagine.
You probably have to use a trademark/copyright lawyer to make sure that some opportunist isn't going to sue you in a few months.
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iwu70, they won't be the Lady Firebirds any more than your team is the Lady Titans.
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GoPerry, our younger readers may not know about The Rockford Files and Jim's car. Our younger readers should make it a point to watch a bunch of episodes of that tv series. Hopefully several episodes will feature side character Angel Martin fouling things up one way or another.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9018 on: February 20, 2021, 02:47:36 pm »
Weren't they the Lady Reds before?   

Thought a more creative and unique name to Carthage, its history or location, would have been found.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9019 on: February 20, 2021, 04:53:37 pm »
The process of adopting a new nickname is likely more of a headache than we imagine.
You probably have to use a trademark/copyright lawyer to make sure that some opportunist isn't going to sue you in a few months.
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iwu70, they won't be the Lady Firebirds any more than your team is the Lady Titans.
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GoPerry, our younger readers may not know about The Rockford Files and Jim's car. Our younger readers should make it a point to watch a bunch of episodes of that tv series. Hopefully several episodes will feature side character Angel Martin fouling things up one way or another.

RogK - I knew I was definitely dating myself on the Rockford reference   :D  but was pretty certain that more than a few of the assorted WBB:CCIW posters would pick it up.  Jim (or "Jimmy" as gum-on-his-shoe former cellmate Angel would call him) was a smart dude, but his Firebird gave him his coolness.


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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9020 on: February 20, 2021, 05:57:43 pm »
North Park 82
Augustana 55

Chantel Hairston: 14 pts, 4:0 a:to
Sinead Molloy: 14 pts
Lauren Lee: 11 pts, 3:0 a:to
Jayla Johnson: 10 pts, 3:0 a:to
Esther Miller: 10 pts
Zakiya Newsome: 3 stls

Gabriela Loiz: 10 pts
Lauren Hall: 6 rebs, 3:1 a:to
Linnea Johansen: 3:1 a:to

This one was never close. NPU blew the doors off of Augie in the first quarter, flying out to a 30-8 lead by the end of that opening stanza and never looking back. The hosts had the lead in the thirties for the bulk of the second half.

It was a very memorable Senior Day for Sinead Molloy and Zakiya Newsome (great to see their families get the chance to sit in the stands and see the ceremony and the game), as North Park really fired on all cylinders on offense and absolutely stifled Augie at the other end of the floor.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9021 on: February 20, 2021, 06:04:39 pm »
Wheaton 66, Carroll 55 in Waukesha
Millikin 70, Elmhurst 59 in Decatur
Carthage 72, North Central 50 in Kenosha
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9022 on: February 20, 2021, 06:15:03 pm »
Wheaton 66  Carroll 55

Annie Tate             31 pts, 12 rebs
Hannah Williams    15 pts
Lily Schwen            9 pts
Taylor Sanders       6 pts, 8 rebs

Elizabeth Behrndt     21 pts, 14 rebs
Katie Rohner            15 pts, 6 rebs

For reasons we can all guess, Wheaton only dressed 7 players – conspicuously absent were regular players Hannah Swider, Zoe Nordling and Ellie Cassell.  It took them the entire first half to adjust offensively but were much better after halftime.  They also had to mix in some zone defense probably to protect from picking up fouls.  Freshmen Ana Mooney and Rachel Brady saw some valuable court time.  Annie Tate continues to impress on both ends of the floor. Hannah William’s shot was not falling, 2/13 from the field.  But she remained aggressive and went to free throw line going 11-16.

The Pios were missing Kate Christian.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9023 on: February 20, 2021, 08:03:00 pm »
Carthage has selected a new nickname :
https://athletics.carthage.edu/news/2021/2/19/general-carthage-selects-firebirds-as-new-team-name.aspx
That's OK with me.
Firebirds is easy to say. Pronouncing Carthage is a bit more difficult, involving tongue adjustments; one can injure oneself if not cautious.

Jim Rockford would be proud . . .
Yes but his car was 1970's Gold color.  Gold, bright orange, tiger stripes, all colors that stood out were seen in the 70s.  Even us kids made our banana seat bicycles with chopper forks and a six foot sissy bars with bright flags on them with cards or other noisemakers in the spokes. Santa was to poor to bring 1973 5 speed schwinn stingray gold colored every kid wanted.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9024 on: February 20, 2021, 09:46:37 pm »
GoPerry, in your post referring to those of us who are familiar with The Rockford Files, you misspelled sordid as "assorted."
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I have cessantly complained here about shortcomings in the WBB stats on the CCIW web site. I subsequently have discovered similar flaws on the HCAC / Heartland WBB pages :
http://www.heartlandconf.org/stats.aspx?path=wbball&year=2020
Look under Leaders and then "FG / 3FG FT" ... again we see just one person for 3FG% leaders.
Aha, it's not gender discrimination either, as the Heartland men don't get to have even one 3FG% leader :
http://www.heartlandconf.org/stats.aspx?path=mbball&year=2020
It's time to dump that system and go back to the superior one still in use at the WIAC :
https://static.wiacsports.com/custompages/wbasket/2021/confstat.htm
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9025 on: February 21, 2021, 11:44:59 pm »
IxChel Leeuwenburgh's rebounding feats have been the highlight of the North Central season so far.
Eh, lmitzel?
She has grabbed 66 in 129:00 for an unheard of .51 per minute.
Maybe we should have seen that coming (to some extent) based on her very good .34 per minute rate in '19-'20.
Also, she is shooting 2FGs at a nice 50% this season, although a somewhat small sample (13/26).

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9026 on: February 22, 2021, 04:52:11 pm »
So, Lady Firebirds?   

Not terribly impressed either.

Boards do and say what Boards do and say . . .

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Just Firebirds. No Lady.
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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9027 on: February 22, 2021, 05:43:35 pm »
Congrats to the new CCIW Player of the Week, Annie Tate !

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9028 on: February 22, 2021, 08:58:47 pm »
IxChel Leeuwenburgh's rebounding feats have been the highlight of the North Central season so far.
Eh, lmitzel?
She has grabbed 66 in 129:00 for an unheard of .51 per minute.
Maybe we should have seen that coming (to some extent) based on her very good .34 per minute rate in '19-'20.
Also, she is shooting 2FGs at a nice 50% this season, although a somewhat small sample (13/26).

She’s been really impressive this year to me in how her game has improved. I think it was the Wesleyan game when she had 16 rebounds, I’d been watching and noticed she had a bunch at the half, went and saw the box score that she had nine in just that half... then following it up with 13 against Millikin sold me.

NCC having just one win means we probably won’t see any Cardinals make All CCIW this year... but I think she’d be my pick from the team if I had to pick someone.

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Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #9029 on: February 23, 2021, 01:12:01 pm »
So, Lady Firebirds?   

Not terribly impressed either.

Boards do and say what Boards do and say . . .

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Just Firebirds. No Lady.

Thankfully, because I was going to ask why "lady" needed to be on the front end.
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