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Messages - Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: Yesterday at 02:50:10 pm »
ENC and NEC were essentially kicked out of the CCC. They're both much smaller in terms of endowment and can't really compete with those schools. I know ENC has really enjoyed the chance to actually win conference tournaments, something they only did once in 30 years of CCC play.

I suspect the CCC might poach a couple of the GNAC's larger spenders (or football programs) and let the NECC teams fill in there.

The NAC is the better fit for ENC, but I don't think they want that kind of travel commitment.

What other realistic option or options does ENC have?

I'm pretty sure the NAC would take them in a heartbeat.  I'm less sure the GNAC is looking to add just anyone.  I really do think there's something afoot, in terms of organizing another new conference.  The eSports mess makes reforming the NECC to keep the AQ, a bit of a headache.  ENC's already in three different conferences for different sports.

The coaches I've spoken to genuinely seem like they're unaware of the plans following this year.  I'd assume they need to announce something soon, but stranger things have happened than a couple schools falling into Pool B unexpectedly.  Maybe after the fiscal year turns over next week?

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Region 5 women's basketball / Re: WBB: Landmark Conference
« on: Yesterday at 02:45:12 pm »

Haverford has a new AD, right?  I guess that change made the difference one way or another.

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General Division III issues / Re: New England Collegiate Conference
« on: June 23, 2022, 07:16:16 pm »
The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) only has 4 full members, which will be down to 3 on July 1st.  They do have 6 affiliates in Men's Volleyball, and  29 affiliates for E-sports.  Every other sport they sponsor have 4 or less. So are they going to fold at some point, or get some additional members?

The NECC believes they'll have AQs for one more year. As far as I know, the core members plan to find other homes.  The NECC may very well be eSports only this time next year.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:03:04 pm »
ENC and NEC were essentially kicked out of the CCC. They're both much smaller in terms of endowment and can't really compete with those schools. I know ENC has really enjoyed the chance to actually win conference tournaments, something they only did once in 30 years of CCC play.

I suspect the CCC might poach a couple of the GNAC's larger spenders (or football programs) and let the NECC teams fill in there.

The NAC is the better fit for ENC, but I don't think they want that kind of travel commitment.

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I did find out he's a grad transfer. Getting his master's at NYU. I do think he's got two years of eligibility left, although I doubt he's a major impact. Not much ofa scorer, even in high school. Might help the defense.

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Jon Scheyer must've taken his scholarship away.

You were serious about the scholarship part.

Or at least that he had a scholarship.

That is crazy, but it was his grandfathers program to run as he wished so, yeah.

He was a two year walk-on who got a scholarship in August.  Usually that means the team was saving it for a recruit who didn't come or one who decided to leave early.

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Jon Scheyer must've taken his scholarship away.

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I did do some research after the initial ask.  It seems like the theological differences weren't that great a the time of split, but the two groups have seemingly moved farther apart in the years since.  Maybe that's a difference between official positions and how it actually works out in the pews?

From the outside, it seems like the fact of separation and the culture of competition has done more to define each group than any other factor.

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Region 7 men's basketball / Re: MBB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: June 08, 2022, 11:32:02 am »
Big news in the OAC...per his twitter account, Collen Gurley is transferring back to Mount from YSU.  Things just got very interesting in Alliance as the Raiders went from having some holes to fill with young guys to now having 4 experienced All-OAC players starting.

not a bad "transfer" pickup  ;) I wonder if he has one year of eligibility left or two?

Well, he played two years that counted at UMU and didn't get in a game for Youngstown, so I think he'll still be eligible the next two years.

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Disagree. If it’s a good relationship. They make some sort of announcement thanking them for their contributions. And on the other end the coach says he appreciates his time at said school but is looking forward to this new challenge or opportunity.  Plus I know the chatter he was leaving started only 2 weeks before he left.  Isn’t lie he was there just for 2 years. He was along time coach there. It happens he found a better fit for him and the school was caught unaware.

We deal with dozens of coaching changes every year. I assure you, that almost never happens.

Hmmm - almost never happens may be a stretch.  I agree it's not like you are going to see something akin to what gets posted when a coach retires (althought Alma comes close), but it is not uncommon for their to be at least a press release with some level of thanks to the coach.  Given what teams and conferences I follow, I immediately looked at these 3 coaching departures this year; Alma, NCC, and North Park. While only Alma has a quote from the departing coach, they do all have thanks from the ADs.  Seems strange that RH has nothing that I can find even annoucing the coach has left.

Alma:  https://www.almascots.com/sports/mbkb/2021-22/releases/20220422nxzhgh
NCC:   https://northcentralcardinals.com/news/2022/3/23/coaching-change-announced-for-mens-basketball.aspx
North Park:   https://athletics.northpark.edu/news/2022/3/2/slyder-resigns-as-head-coach-of-npu-mens-basketball.aspx

But on the opposite side, there are so, so many that do not announce or even acknowledge a coach's departure.

I wonder what the correlation is between coaches who are fired vs those who voluntarily resign.
It seems logical that if a coach is fired, a somewhat acrimonious relationship would exist wherein the administration would be a lot less inclined to thank or even acknowledge the departing coach.
Conversely, a successful coach with a good relationship with his superiors would be far more likely to receive a “thank you for your service,” or, at minimum, some type of acknowledgment of his service/record.

In some cases, a voluntary resignation is just a coach firing a school.  I'm sure it all depends on the relationship.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: May 30, 2022, 10:57:32 am »
Mills (C2C) is discontinuing D-III athletics.  From the FAQ

https://www.millscyclones.com/general/Northeastern_Merger_FAQs

"Q: What options will there be if I decide to stay at Mills College at Northeastern?

A: Although we will not have Division III NCAA teams after 2021-2022, we will make every effort to provide meaningful physical activity opportunities to all students. We will be engaging current Mills students in discussion about what this might look like through the spring semester."

Well now the C2C extends to just the east side of the Mississippi River.

I think Santa Cruz is still in California, unless they moved in the night,  Baltimore Colts style.

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Calvin's 2022-23 schedule is up:
https://calvinknights.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/schedule
Three WIAC foes in November, with a rematch on Dec. 30 with D3 runner-up Elmhurst. Wheaton is back on the schedule, too.

Definitely good enough for Pool C, presuming they get enough wins.

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I would think there has to be confirmation that he's not coming back before dropping a player. I mean, that's the only reason we said you could drop a player.

I think I'd probably allow you to drop him but you wouldn't be able to add him again when you realize said player is coming back.

Well, since he went in the last round, I'm assuming none of us think he'll be back, plus he's said, over and over, he's not coming back, so I'd like to replace him with someone who definitely will be:

Drop: Lukas Isaly, Marietta
Add: Jeffery Mansfield, Mount Union

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Do I have to wait until November to replace a guy who says he isn't coming back, but technically still could?

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Steven Hamilton, Lyco

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