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Around the Nation
« on: November 17, 2016, 07:20:30 am »

If you hadn't heard, I took over the Around the Nation column for D3hoops.com this year - the first one went up last night.

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/passing-the-baton

We are hoping to leave the team feature stories to the various Around the Region writers and cover topics that are more general to d3 (across regions and gender).  I'm hoping to get feedback on the columns here, talk about possible topics, debate, whatever.

If you've got ideas or questions, this is a good place to do it (also in the actual comments section on the column).
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 09:30:09 pm »
Hey Hoops fan, congrats on the promotion so to speak.  Loved reading your articles in the Mid Atlantic region last year and the first Around the Region was great as well!  Just a minor correction that I noticed reading the article that I know you know but most people reading probably won't.  You have in the article Bob Campbell retiring from Eastern Connecticut when it was really Western Connecticut that he had been coaching for the last 30+ years.  Bill Geitner, the current head coach at Eastern Connecticut is still coaching there.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 10:20:40 pm »
Hey Hoops fan, congrats on the promotion so to speak.  Loved reading your articles in the Mid Atlantic region last year and the first Around the Region was great as well!  Just a minor correction that I noticed reading the article that I know you know but most people reading probably won't.  You have in the article Bob Campbell retiring from Eastern Connecticut when it was really Western Connecticut that he had been coaching for the last 30+ years.  Bill Geitner, the current head coach at Eastern Connecticut is still coaching there.

Yeah, it's fixed.  Crazy how something like that gets through a couple pairs of eyes, isn't it?
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 11:08:30 pm »
Eastern Connecticut? Western Connecticut? Southern Connecticut? Wait, they're D2. Central Connecticut? Wait, they're D1. Northern Connecticut?

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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 11:29:55 pm »
Eastern Connecticut? Western Connecticut? Southern Connecticut? Wait, they're D2. Central Connecticut? Wait, they're D1. Northern Connecticut?


I've been assured Bob Campbell doesn't know how to turn on his computer, so we should be ok.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 07:25:20 pm »

The second column came out on Thanksgiving - focused on inter-region games and the importance of traveling to success in d3.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 07:40:58 am »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 07:26:02 pm »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.

ETBU went 0-2 in Abilene (HSU and McMurry).

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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 07:47:36 pm »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.

ETBU went 0-2 in Abilene (HSU and McMurry).

Yep.  I've already apologized.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 09:19:39 pm »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.

ETBU went 0-2 in Abilene (HSU and McMurry).

Yep.  I've already apologized.
Just call it the Sports Illustrated Cover Hoops Fan Jinx and you are on your way to a fabulous career!
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 02:46:10 pm »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.

ETBU went 0-2 in Abilene (HSU and McMurry).

Yep.  I've already apologized.
Just call it the Sports Illustrated Cover Hoops Fan Jinx and you are on your way to a fabulous career!
+1!

If I attend your game, there's a 90% chance an upset will happen.  My record is pretty good for regular season - Swarthmore messed with it yesterday, but they tried really hard to lose.
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 11:26:36 am »

I'm gonna go down with this thread.  Here's the next column - http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/early-season-surprises


I've already jinxed one of the "surprise" teams mentioned.

ETBU went 0-2 in Abilene (HSU and McMurry).

Yep.  I've already apologized.
Just call it the Sports Illustrated Cover Hoops Fan Jinx and you are on your way to a fabulous career!
+1!

If I attend your game, there's a 90% chance an upset will happen.  My record is pretty good for regular season - Swarthmore messed with it yesterday, but they tried really hard to lose.

Not as bad as a famed other jinx that I personally do not like bringing up in conversation... because I refuse to let it live. LOL
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 03:01:05 pm »

Here's the latest column - Top Ten PGs in Division III.

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/top-ten-point-guards
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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 03:38:04 pm »

Here's the latest column - Top Ten PGs in Division III.

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/top-ten-point-guards

I hope Dillon Young got some consideration. He doesn't score 20 a game because on his team he doesn't need to, but he rarely makes big mistakes (only 5 turnovers in the season so far), shoots well and with great shot selection, his great instincts (and high school coaching from a really good one) make him one of the best defenders on a really good defensive team. And he chips in 5 boards a game as a point guard for good measure.

On a team that needed him to be, he could average 16-18 ppg. Instead as a soph he was a 52/49/92 shooter.

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Re: Around the Nation
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 11:09:08 am »

Here's the latest column - Top Ten PGs in Division III.

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/2016-17/top-ten-point-guards

I hope Dillon Young got some consideration. He doesn't score 20 a game because on his team he doesn't need to, but he rarely makes big mistakes (only 5 turnovers in the season so far), shoots well and with great shot selection, his great instincts (and high school coaching from a really good one) make him one of the best defenders on a really good defensive team. And he chips in 5 boards a game as a point guard for good measure.

On a team that needed him to be, he could average 16-18 ppg. Instead as a soph he was a 52/49/92 shooter.

I was very impressed with his abilities at the Hoopsville Classic.
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