Friday, October 25, 2019

Management Council Weighs In

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OCTOBER 25, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1. Management Council Weighs In

The Division III Management Council formally has voiced its support for a proposal that would loosen restrictions on the snacks that Division III schools can provide its student-athletes.
At a meeting this week in Indianapolis, the Management Council recommended the Division III Presidents Council endorse the proposal, which has been sponsored by more than 20 member schools. The proposal would permit the provision of snacks and permissible nutritional supplements and, sponsors say, is designed to offer schools the flexibility to meet student-athletes’ nutritional needs and to alleviate administrative burdens associated with enforcing current prohibitions.

In addition to the snacks proposal, the Management Council took official positions on the rest of the membership-sponsored proposals that will be up for vote at the 2020 Division III business session.

>> What's On Tap: Per a recommendation from the Division III Championships Committee, the Management Council approved a waiver, which the Presidents Council will review next week, to permit alcohol sales at the 2020 Division III Men’s Basketball Championship.

>> Climate Change: This fall, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (now in conjunction with a handful of other Division III conferences) submitted a resolution calling for the Division III Softball and Baseball Committees and the Championships Committee to consider shifting the start dates for the championship tournaments in both sports.
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2.  Your Kid Is Dooming Your Retirement


Kids' play is killing their parents financially.
And parents know it. Two-thirds of parents with at least one child in a youth sports program report that the cost of coaching, equipment and travel is eating into what they should be saving for retirement. According to a survey conducted for TD Ameritrade, more than one in four households spend more than $500 a month on extracurricular sports. Another 53% spend between $100 to $500 a month. Per kid.

A new survey sponsored by the Aspen Institute and the Utah State Families in Sports Lab found the average annual per-kid spending was about $700 across 21 sports, with ice hockey ($2,582) and skiing ($2,249) leading the way. Of course, averages can hide some wide ranges. The report notes that in six sports - baseball, gymnastics, ice hockey, skiing/snowboarding, swimming and tennis - some parents fessed up to spending more than $12,000 a year for equipment, lessons, camp and travel. Again, that's per kid.

>> Reality Check: One-third of parents expect (not just hope, but expect) they have the next Simone Biles, Zion Williamson or Naomi Osaka.

>> Plus: Competition and the work ethic of committing to training are valuable life skills that will never age out. And for many kids who choose team sports, the dynamics will play out again in team-building (and survival) at work.

>> The Key Stat: In contrast, the likelihood of an NCAA athlete earning a college degree is significantly greater;  graduation success rates are 86% in Division I, 71% in Division II and 87% in Division III.

>> The Odds: Not very good.

>> Go Deeper with the Chicago Tribune

 

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3.  Your Streaming Schedule

These are games worth tuning in for. All times EDT 
Friday
  • Volleyball: #20 Hope vs. #2 Calvin, 6:30 (watch)
Saturday
  • Field Hockey: #1 Middlebury at #6 Tufts, 11:00 (watch
  • Field Hockey: #7 Williams at #4 Bowdoin, 11:00 (watch)
  • Soccer (W): Middlebury vs. #10 Tufts, 12:00 (watch)
  • Soccer (W): Springfield vs. #6 MIT, 1:00 (watch)
  • Soccer (W): Haverford at #16 Dickinson, 1:00 (watch)
  • Soccer (M): Saint Joseph's, Maine at Johnson & Wales, R.I., 1:00 (watch)
  • Football: #15 Hardin-Simmons at #1 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 2:00 (watch)
  • Soccer (M): North Central at North Park, 8:30 (watch)


    4. Weekend Preview

    Soccer (M) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Amherst (11-0-2; at Bates)
    2. Calvin (15-1; at Kalamazoo)
    3. Chicago (8-1-4; idle)
    4. Rensselaer (13-1-1; at Clarkson)
    5. Johns Hopkins (10-2-1; at Ursinus)
    6. Franklin & Marshall (12-2; at Washington College)
    7. Tufts (9-2-2; vs. Middlebury)
    8. John Carroll (11-2-2; vs. Marietta)
    9. Luther (11-3-1; at Buena Vista)
    10. Oneonta (13-2; vs. Potsdam; vs. Plattsburgh)
    Soccer (W) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Messiah (13-1-1; at Albright)
    2. William Smith (11-1-1; at Bard; at Mount St. Mary)
    3. Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1; idle)
    4. College of New Jersey (12-1; at Montclair State)
    5. Johns Hopkins (10-1-4; at Ursinus)
    6. MIT (13-1-2; vs. Springfield)
    7. Wheaton, Ill. (13-1-1; idle)
    8. Christopher Newport (13-1-2; at York)
    9. Pomona-Pitzer (12-1-1; idle)
    10. Tufts (10-1-2; vs. #12 Middlebury)

    Field Hockey - NFHCA
    1. Middlebury (13-0; at #6 Tufts)
    2. College of New Jersey (13-0; vs. #10 Kean)
    3. Salisbury (13-1; vs. Southern Virginia)
    4. Bowdoin (11-1; vs. #7 Williams)
    5. Franklin & Marshall (13-1; vs. Bryn Mawr)
    6. Tufts (11-2; vs. #1 Middlebury)
    7. Williams (11-1; at #4 Bowdoin)
    8. Rowan (11-2; vs. Montclair State)
    9. Johns Hopkins (12-2; at #11 Ursinus)
    10. Kean (16-1; at #2 TCNJ)

    Volleyball - AVCA
    1. Chicago (21-1; at #20 Hope; vs. Alma)
    2. Calvin (19-1; vs. #20 Hope)
    3. Emory (19-2; vs. St. Mary's, Ind.; vs. Roanoke; vs. #7 UW-Whitewater; vs. #24 Susquehanna)
    4. Carthage (22-3; idle)
    5. Claremont-M-S (19-3; vs. Pomona-Pitzer; at Occidental)
    6. Colorado College (25-2; vs. #9 Trinity, Texas; vs. St. Thomas, Texas; Texas Lutheran; at Austin)
    7. UW-Whitewater (20-3; vs. St. Mary's, Ind.; at #3 Emory; vs. #24 Susquehanna)
    8. Johns Hopkins (23-0; at Ursinus)
    9. Trinity, Texas (24-4; vs. #6 Colorado College; vs. Centenary; vs. Dallas; vs. Southwestern)
    10. Berry (19-4; at Sewanee; at Centre)

    5.  Where Does College Football Get Its Fans?



    We love these types of graphic packages ... and think you will too. Thanks to FiveThirtyEight!

    "We know college football’s biggest programs bring in fans from all over the country, but all schools like to argue about which one has the best fan base, or the biggest fan base, or the most loyal fan base. Here, using data from Vivid Seats — a Chicago-based ticket marketplace — is a sampling of where college stadiums get their fans. The map below shows 3,000 counties and county equivalents with tickets purchased between 2012 and 2018 on Vivid Seats, and the top three college football programs by share of tickets sold to those programs’ home games in each area. Select a team to find how widespread its fan base is."

    >> Click here for the interactive map

    6.  1 Baseball vs. Football Thing

    One of the greatest comedy routines of all time. Baseball vs. Football, courtesy of the late George Carlin.

    "Who's Up? He's Up!



    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIkqNiBASfI



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    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Are You In Compliance?

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    OCTOBER 24, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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    1. Are You In Compliance?
     


    On its surface, a lawsuit against the University of Kentucky is like many classic Title IX legal battles. It accuses the institution of not providing women with athletics opportunities proportionate to those it gives men.The devil is in the details.
    The case relies on Equity in Athletics data, which show that in 2017 women at the university had 183 fewer opportunities to participate in varsity athletics than men did, proportionate to each gender’s respective enrollments. The two students in the case, Lisa Niblock and Meredith Newman, are suing because the university’s numbers aren’t where they are supposed to be.

    Here’s the kicker: Kentucky may not be alone. Of the 1,085 institutions governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 815 are likely to be out of compliance with the law, according to the Equity in Athletics data. Check your institution here.

    >> Three Prongs: 1) substantial proportionality; 2) history of expanding opportunities for the underrepresented sex; 3) fully meet the demonstrated interest of the underrepresented sex.

    >> What They're Saying: “I don't think there's enough NCAA sports for us to add enough sports to get to proportional. So that's the good thing about the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, it gives you three ways to comply.” - Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham, athletic director at North Carolina

    >> The Big Picture: "Title IX does not require an institution to provide any athletics opportunities to its students. What it does require is that an institution provide equal opportunity to both genders in any program it chooses to offer." - Raymond J. Pettine, U.S. District Court Judge, 1996

    >> Reality Check: “Basically, no school can meet prong two. If you're not meeting prong one, then really it's about prong three, which is showing you're fully accommodating the interests and abilities of your female students.” - Neena Chaudhry, general counsel at the National Women’s Law Center.

    >> Go Deeper from the Chronicle of Higher Education ($)
     


    2.  Show Them The Money


    Governors are, in theory, the most powerful people in their states – or, at the very least, the most visible figureheads. They're responsible for implementing policies, managing budgets and signing bills into law.
    They also earn only a fraction of what public school Football Bowl Subdivision coaches earn.
    According to USA TODAY Sports' annual review of coaches compensation – and governor salary data compiled by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Council of State Governments – governors will make about 6%, on average, of what the highest-paid public school coach in their state will make in 2019.
    Governor salaries range from $90,000 to $201,000, according to the data, while coaching compensation at the FBS level typically exceeds seven figures, including salaries north of $5 million for elite coaches at Power Five schools.

    >> Situational Awareness: It's important to note that governors are elected public servants while college football coaches are employees in a free market ecosystem that allows different schools to compete for their services.

    >> Go DeeperWhat does your favorite FBS coach make? Thanks to USA TODAY.



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    3.   Topping the Charts

    The first regional rankings of the 2019 fall season were released on Wednesday. Here is who tops each region in each sport.

    Field Hockey
    Great Lakes: Centre (14-0)
    New England East: Endicott (12-4)
    New England West: Middlebury (13-0)
    North Atlantic: Geneseo (14-2)
    South Atlantic: TCNJ (13-0)
    South: Salisbury (13-1)

    Soccer (W)
    Central: Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1)
    East: William Smith (11-1-1)
    Great Lakes: Carnegie Mellon (9-3-1)
    Mid-Atlantic: Messiah (13-1-1)
    New England: Tufts (10-1-2)
    North: St. Thomas (10-2-2)
    South Atlantic: TCNJ (12-1)
    West: Pomona-Pitzer (12-1-1)

    Soccer (M)
    Central: Calvin (15-1)
    East: Rensselaer (13-1-1)
    Great Lakes: John Carroll (11-2-2)
    Mid-Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (10-2-1)
    New England: Amherst (11-0-2)
    North: Luther (11-3-1)
    South Atlantic: Christopher Newport (9-2-3)
    West: Trinity, Texas (8-3-2)

    Volleyball (W)
    Central: St. Olaf (21-4)
    Great Lakes: Calvin (19-1)
    Mid Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (23-0)
    Midwest: Chicago (21-1)
    New England: Tufts (19-1)
    New York: Clarkson (20-3)
    South: Emory (19-2)
    West: Colorado College (25-2)

     
    4. Polls
     
    Cross Country (M) - USTFCCCA
    1. North Central
    2. Williams
    3. Pomona-Pitzer
    4. Carnegie Mellon
    5. Johns Hopkins
    6. Wartburg
    7. Chicago
    8. Claremont-M-S
    9. Washington-St. Louis
    10. Geneseo
    11. Calvin, 12. MIT, 13. Berea, 14. Otterbein, 15. Rensselaer, 16. UW-La Crosse, 17. John Carroll, 18. Colby, 19. St.Olaf, 20. Case Western.

    21. UW-Stevens Point, 22. Emory, 23. Haverford, 24. Bates, 25. Middlebury, 26. St. Lawrence, 27. Ithaca, 28. NYU, 29. St. Thomas, 30. Carleton, 31. Dickinson, 32. Amherst, 33. UC Santa Cruz, 34. UW-Stout, 35. UW-Eau Claire.

    >> Hello: Colby, St. Thomas
    >> Bye-Bye: UW-Oshkosh, Trine


    Cross Country (W) - USTFCCCA
    1. Johns Hopkins
    2. Washington-St. Louis
    3. MIT
    4. Williams
    5. Dickinson
    6. Tufts
    7. Chicago
    8. Geneseo
    9. Carleton
    10. Pomona-Pitzer
    11. UW-Eau Claire, 12. Oberlin, 13. Claremont-M-S, 14. St. Thomas, 15. Rensselaer, 16. Bates, 17. Wartburg, 18. Middlebury, 19. John Carroll, 20. Washington and Lee.

    21. Vassar, 22. Baldwin Wallace, 23. UW-La Crosse, 24. Rochester, 25. Hope, 26. Carnegie Mellon, 27. RIT, 28. Allegheny, 29. Centre, 30. UC Santa Cruz, 31. Wesleyan, 32. Gustavus Adolphus, 33. Calvin, 34. Emory, 35. NYU.

    >> Hello: UW-La Crosse, Carnegie Mellon, Gustavus Adolphus, Calvin, NYU.
    >> Bye-Bye: St. Olaf, Case Western, Elmhurst, Coast Guard, UW-Oshkosh, Swarthmore



     
    5.  1 Nut Thing


    Link: https://twitter.com/AP_Oddities/status/1181585313745051649

     
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Regional Ranking Day

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    OCTOBER 23, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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    1.  Regional Ranking Day
     

    The first NCAA Division III regional rankings will be released in field hockey, soccer and volleyball later today. Here is your refresher course in what exactly that means.

    >> The Big Picture: In-region competition is defined as competition within an institution's defined region; within a 500-mile radius from one institution to another; within an institution's NCAA geographical region; and all conference games.

    >> Primary Criteria: W-L percentage vs. DIII opponents; strength of schedule; head-to-head competition; results vs. common opponents; results vs. ranked DIII teams; W-L percentage during last 25% of season.

    >> Secondary Criteria: results vs. non-DIII opponents; non-DIII W-L percentage; results vs. common non-DIII opponents; non-conference strength of schedule.

    >> The Key Stat: The committee ranks the top 15% of eligible teams in each region (or a minimum of four, whichever is greater).

    >> Be Smart: After conferences determine their champion (automatic qualifiers or AQ) and the independents are selected, remaining teams are considered according to their regional ranking. Example: In Region X, team A is considered before teams B and C. Until A is selected as an at-large, B is not under discussion. B has to be selected before C is under consideration.

    Field Hockey - 24 teams selected to NCAA field
    17 conference champions; 2 independents; 5 at-large

    Football - 32 teams selected to NCAA field (rankings begin next week)
    27 conference champions; 0 independents; 5 at-large

    Soccer (W) - 64 teams selected to NCAA field
    43 conference champions; 1 independent; 20 at-large

    Soccer (M) - 64 teams selected to NCAA field
    42 conference champions; 1 independent; 21 at-large

    Volleyball (W) - 64 teams selected to NCAA field
    43 conference champions; 1 independent; 20 at-large

    2. Institute for Administrative Advancement



    The Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement is a partnership between the NCAA and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA). It seeks to provide professional development and networking opportunities for administrators from under-represented populations in Division III athletics.
    The Institute’s primary purpose is to provide the selected participants with a unique experience to learn more about themselves as administrators, gain additional skills and tools to grow within their current roles and leave better prepared to advance into more senior administrative roles within Division III, if desired.  Most importantly, participation in the Institute will encourage mentorship to the next generation of administrators and coaches of color who will consider Division III as their professional destination.
    Each Spring, 30 mid-level administrators of color working within Division III are identified and invited to participate in the three days of professional development. The Institute is held annually in conjunction with the NCAA’s Regional Rules Seminars. Individuals of color interested in attending should contact Louise McCleary, Director of Division III, lmccleary@ncaa.org, by February 15 annually.

    3.  Bluegrass Land Dispute

    As Spalding University gears up for the grand opening of its new athletic complex, Simmons College claimed it is a "symbol of white privilege" at the first installment of a new monthly event called "Truthful Tuesdays." 
    Krystal Goodner, spokeswoman for Simmons College of Kentucky, the commonwealth's only private historically black college or university, said Tuesday that the school had tried to acquire the same land earlier this decade.
    "This is gentrification," Goodner said. "It’s an opportunity for (Spalding) to go further past Ninth Street, instead of institutions that have already been there and to serve that community to utilize that land.”

    >> Why It Matters: In September, Spalding finished constructing its state-of-the-art, 7.3-acre athletic complex at the site. It includes two turf soccer fields and a turf softball field. The grand opening of the fields is Wednesday, with a men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader against Greenville University, and a “First Kick” ceremony in between the games.

    >> What They're Saying: "Spalding has been committed to its neighborhood for 100 years, and we continue to do our part to improve it," president Tori Murden McClure said. "The property where the fields are built was acquired more than five years ago on an unused former industrial site, and we are proud of how the transformation that’s taken place there will help the community."

    >> Worth Noting: Simmons president Rev. Kevin Cosby said he holds no animosity toward Spalding and sees it as a sister college with the chance for the two to become real allies through shared conversations about making Louisville more accessible for everyone.

    >> Continue Reading from the Louisville Courier-Journal


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    4. Polls

    Soccer (M) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Amherst (11-0-2)
    2. Calvin (15-1)
    3. Chicago (8-1-4)
    4. Rensselaer (13-1-1)
    5. Johns Hopkins (10-2-1)
    6. Franklin & Marshall (12-2)
    7. Tufts (9-2-2)
    8. John Carroll (11-2-2)
    9. Luther (11-3-1)
    10. Oneonta (13-2)
    11. Hardin-Simmons, 12. Washington and Lee, 13. Messiah, 14. Kenyon, 15. Connecticut College, 16. Claremont-M-S, 17. Roanoke, T18. North Park, T18. Central, 20. PSU Behrend, 21. Catholic, 22. Ithaca, 23. Christopher Newport, 24. Loras, 25. Pacific Lutheran.

    >> Hello: Loras, Pacific Lutheran
    >> Goodbye: Ohio Northern, Rowan

    Soccer (M) - D3Soccer.com

    1. Amherst (11-0-2)
    2. Calvin (15-1)
    3. Tufts (9-2-2)
    4. Chicago (8-1-4)
    5. Johns Hopkins (10-2-1)
    6. Kenyon (11-1-2)
    7. Messiah (11-2-2)
    8. Oneonta (13-2)
    9. Franklin & Marshall (12-2)
    10. John Carroll (11-2-2)
    11. Rensselaer, 12. Washington and Lee, 13. Mary Washington, 14. Roanoke, 15. Ithaca, 16. Ohio Wesleyan, 17. Hardin-Simmons, 18. Christopher Newport, 19. Connecticut College, 20. PSU Behrend, 21. Middlebury, 22. Oglethorpe, 23. Catholic, 24. St. Joseph's, Maine, 25. Buffalo State.

    >> In: PSU Behrend, Oglethorpe, St. Joseph's, Buffalo State
    >> Out: Rowan, Mount Union, Claremont-M-S, Bates.



    Soccer (W) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Messiah (13-1-1)
    2. William Smith (11-1-1)
    3. Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1)
    4. College of New Jersey (12-1)
    5. Johns Hopkins (10-1-4)
    6. MIT (13-1-2)
    7. Wheaton, Ill. (13-1-1)
    8. Christopher Newport (13-1-2)
    9. Pomona-Pitzer (12-1-1)
    10. Tufts (10-1-2)
    11. Centre, 12. Middlebury, 13. Chicago, 14. Geneseo, 15. Arcadia, 16. Dickinson, 17. Otterbein, 18. Stevens, 19. St. Thomas, Minn., 20. Trinity, Texas; 21. Ohio Northern, 22. RIT, 23. Wesleyan, Conn., 24. Carnegie Mellon, 25. Williams.

    >> Hello: RIT, Wesleyan
    >> Bye-Bye: Rochester, NYU


    Soccer (W) - D3Soccer.com

    1. Messiah (13-1-1)
    2. College of New Jersey (12-1)
    3. Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1)
    4. William Smith (11-1-1)
    5. Wheaton, Ill. (13-1-1)
    6. Centre (17-0)
    7. Johns Hopkins (10-1-4)
    8. Christopher Newport (13-1-2)
    9. Middlebury (10-1-2)
    10. MIT (13-1-2)
    11. Chicago, 12. Tufts, 13. Pomona-Pitzer, 14. Dickinson, 15. Randolph-Macon, 16. Amherst, 17. Trinity, Texas, 18. Washington and Lee, 19. Williams, 20. Stevens, 21. Arcadia, 22. Emory, 23. Otterbein, 24. Swarthmore, 25. Hardin-Simmons.

    >> In: Hardin-Simmons
    >> Out: Rochester


    Field Hockey - NFHCA

    1. Middlebury (13-0)
    2. College of New Jersey (13-0)
    3. Salisbury (13-1)
    4. Bowdoin (11-1)
    5. Franklin & Marshall (13-1)
    6. Tufts (11-2)
    7. Williams (11-1)
    8. Rowan (11-2)
    9. Johns Hopkins (12-2)
    10. Kean (16-1)
    11. Ursinus, 12. Messiah, 13. Christopher Newport, 14. Vassar, 15. Centre, 16. Bates, 17. Babson, 18. Colby, 19. Lynchburg, 20. Amherst. 

    >> Hello: Amherst
    >> Good-Bye: Montclair State


    Volleyball - AVCA

    1. Chicago (21-1)
    2. Calvin (19-1)
    3. Emory (19-2)
    4. Carthage (22-3)
    5. Claremont-M-S (19-3)
    6. Colorado College (25-2)
    7. UW-Whitewater (20-3)
    8. Johns Hopkins (23-0)
    9. Trinity, Texas (24-4)
    10. Berry (19-4)
    11. Ohio Northern, 12. St. Benedict, 13. Augsburg, 14. Tufts, 15. Muskingum, 16. Juniata, 17. Babson, 18. Carnegie Mellon, 19. Wesleyan, Conn., 20. Hope, 21. Johnson & Wales, R.I., 22. St. Thomas, Minn., 23. Transylvania, 24. Susquehanna, 25. Washington-St. Louis.

    >> Hello: Washington-St. Louis
    >> Goodbye: St. Olaf

    Golf (M) GCAA
    1. Illinois Wesleyan
    2. Huntingdon
    3. Emory
    4. Hampden-Sydney
    5. Claremont-M-S
    6. Wittenberg
    7. Methodist
    8. St. Thomas, Minn.
    9. Washington and Lee
    10. Carnegie Mellon
    11. Guilford, 12. Southwestern, 13. Oglethorpe, 14. UW-Eau Claire, 15. Redlands, 16. Gustavus Adolphus, 17. Concordia, Texas; 18. NYU, 19. Saint John's, 20. Babson, 21. Greensboro, 22. Williams, 23. Berry, 24. Aurora, 25. Piedmont.

    >> Hello: UW-Eau Claire, NYU, Babson, Williams, Aurora, Piedmont
    >> Bye-Bye: Hope, LaVerne, NC Wesleyan, Sewanee, Trinity, Conn., Willamette


    5.  Tweet of the Day


    6.  Comings and Goings


    7.  1 Donut Thing
     

    There are few treats as quintessentially indulgent as donuts. Fried rounds of dough coated in sugar or glazed to perfection, a donuts can satisfy any craving for something sweet.
    But not all donuts are created equal. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taste testing every donut in a 25 mile radius to pick your favorite (something I have definitely done, more than once), sometimes you need to narrow it down.
    Luckily, Yelp has you covered with a list of the best donut in every state as well as Washington D.C.
    >> What They're Saying: “Whether it’s a classic or glazed, a cronut or a donut hole, donuts are a delicious anytime treat and Yelpers love the variety they can come in. So while some cities are basking in the glory of donut burgers, there are some cities like Albuquerque that are just now reveling in the arrival of the boutique donut." - Tara Lewis, Yelp 

    >> Reality Check: Are any of these near DIII campuses? Fortunately for you, I checked.

    District of Columbia (Washington/Gallaudet): DC-Donuts
    Kentucky (Louisville/Spalding): Nord's Bakery
    Missouri (St. Louis/Fontbonne): Pharoah's Donuts
    North Carolina (Fayetteville/Methodist): Superior Bakery
    Ohio (Bexley/Capital): Cherbourg Bakery
    Oregon (Portland/Lewis & Clark): Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai
    Pennsylvania (Lancaster/F&M, Lancaster Bible): Beiler's Bakery
    Rhode Island (Providence/Johnson & Wales): Knead Doughnuts
    Virginia (Virginia Beach/Virginia Wesleyan): Duck Donuts


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