Thursday, November 14, 2019

When CBS Came to Town

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NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1. #CFB150: When CBS Came to Town



In 1982, CBS was required by its $131.75 million contract with the NCAA to show four Division III football games that season. When NFL players went on strike, CBS decided to fulfill its obligation on one day. Four games were selected - UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stout, West Georgia at Millsaps, Baldwin Wallace at Wittenberg, and U. of San Diego at Occidental.

>> Reality Check: CBS wanted to show Division I games but was prevented by TBS who sought payment for rights by CBS or a two-year extension of an agreement on TBS telecasts of college football. Now, Turner and CBS have a 22-year partnership with the NCAA.

>> Worth Noting: #1 Widener (playing Muhlenberg), Bowdoin (playing Amherst) and Wesleyan (playing Tufts) declined to switch their games from Saturday.

>> The Big Picture: "This is the way college football was meant to be played." - Tom Brookshier, CBS analyst

>> Keep Reading from Sports Illustrated, circa 1982
>> Watch a feature from Through the Lens of CBS Sports


Did you know that Grinnell College holds a special place in college football history? On November 16, 1889, the Pioneers played the University of Iowa in the first intercollegiate football game to be played west of the Mississippi. Grinnell won the game, 24-0.

>> Watch a feature from WHO-TV


2. Field Hockey 1st Round

>> Updated Bracket


3.  NCAA Streaming Schedule


It's the opening round of the NCAA DIII Women's Volleyball championship. Click on the links to watch all the action.

Calvin Regional (Grand Rapids, MI)
Texas-Dallas vs. #10 Hope, 12:30 EST
Muskingum vs. Wittenberg, 3:00
#10 Ohio Northern vs. Aurora, 5:30
DePauw at #3 Calvin, 8:00

St. Thomas Regional (Saint Paul, MN)
UW-Eau Claire vs. Saint Benedict, 1:30 EST
Northwestern-St. Paul vs. #23 St. Olaf, 4:00
#16 Augsburg vs. UW-Stevens Point, 6:30
Dubuque at #12 St. Thomas, 9:00


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4.   Calendar

Nov. 14 - Strategic Planning and Finance Committee teleconference
Nov. 19-20 - Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, Indianapolis
Nov. 21-23 - Women's Volleyball championship, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nov. 23 - Men's and Women's Cross Country championship, Lousivlle
Nov. 23-24 - Field Hockey championship, Manheim, Pa.
Dec. 6-7 - Men's and Women's Soccer championship, Greensboro, N.C.
Dec. 20 - Football championship, Shenandoah, Texas

5. Football Regional Ranking

There are 27 automatic bids and five Pool C (at-Large) berths into the 32-team football championship field.

East
  1. Salisbury (8-0)
  2. Wesley (7-1)
  3. Delaware Valley (8-1)
  4. Union (9-0)
  5. Brockport (8-1)
  6. Western New England (8-1)
  7. Cortland (8-1)
  8. Hobart (7-2)
  9. Stevenson (7-2)
  10. Endicott (7-2)
AQ: Framingham StateSUNY Maritime
Undecided: NEWMAC (MIT IN w/win vs. Springfield)

North
  1. Mount Union (9-0)
  2. Wheaton (9-0)
  3. North Central (8-1)
  4. John Carroll (8-1)
  5. Hope (8-1)
  6. Aurora (8-1)
  7. Wabash (7-2)
  8. Olivet (8-1)
  9. Hanover (8-1)
  10. Baldwin Wallace (7-2)
South
  1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (9-0)
  2. Muhlenberg (9-0)
  3. Bridgewater (9-0)
  4. Susquehanna (8-1)
  5. Case Western (9-0)
  6. Berry (8-1)
  7. Randolph-Macon (7-2)
  8. Texas Lutheran (7-2)
  9. Hardin-Simmons (7-2)
  10. Trinity TX (7-2)
Undecided: SAA (Berry IN w/win vs. Austin), USA South (Huntingdon IN w/win vs. LaGrange)

West
  1. UW-Whitewater (9-0)
  2. Chapman (8-0
  3. Redlands (8-1)
  4. Saint John's (8-1)
  5. Central (8-1)
  6. Wartburg (8-1)
  7. Linfield (7-1)
  8. Bethel (8-1)
  9. UW-Oshkosh (7-2)
  10. Monmouth (6-2)
AQ: Martin Luther
Undecided: WIAC (winner of Whitewater v. Oshkosh), ARC (Central IN w/win), MWC (Monmouth-St. Norbert winner)

bold indicates NCAA automatic qualifier

6. Comings and Goings



7.  Tweet of the Day




8.  1 Coffee Thing

The world's largest Starbucks is opening this week in Chicago, according to NBC Chicago.
  • Location: Intersection of Michigan Ave. & Erie Street.
  • Size: ~35,000 square feet across five stories.
  • "The interactive space will feature multiple brewing methods, a new menu of coffees and mixology and fresh baking on-site."
- courtesy of Axios
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