Friday, November 8, 2019

Championship Weekend

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NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1. Championship Weekend
 
It started back in the heat of mid-August ... it comes to an end in the gray of November. It's Conference Championship Weekend in field hockey, soccer and volleyball with automatic berths to the NCAA tournament on the line.

Today's d3Playbook takes a look at the next three days and what to watch for.

 


2.  How to Make the Field


The regional rankings go a long way to determining if your favorite team can make it into the field without a conference title.

>> 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.

>> 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.

 
3. Field Hockey

Seventeen conference champions ... two independents ... and five at-larges will make up the 24-team NCAA championship field. (#) regional ranking

Conference tournaments to watch

Saturday finals
SUNYAC: (3) Cortland at (1) Geneseo, 11:30
NEWMAC: (3) MIT at (2) Babson, 1:00
NJAC: (3) Rowan at (1) TCNJ, 1:00
CAC Final: (4) Christopher Newport at (1) Salisbury, 2:00

Saturday semifinals
NESCAC: (1) Middlebury vs. Hamilton, (2) Tufts vs. (4) Williams
Centennial: (2) Johns Hopkins vs. Gettysburg, (3) F&M vs. Ursinus

 
4. Volleyball

Forty-three conference champions ... one independent ... and 20 at-larges will make up the 64-team NCAA championship field. (#) regional ranking

Conference tournaments to watch

Saturday finals
Landmark: (5) Juniata at (2) Susquehanna, 4:00
MIAA: (5) Hope at (1) Calvin, 7:00
MIAC: (2) St. Olaf at (1) St. Thomas, 7:00
WIAC: (4) Stevens Point at (5) Whitewater, 7:00
SCIAC: (5) Chapman at (2) Claremont-M-S, 7:00

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - Looking Ahead to potential finals
Liberty: (1) Clarkson vs. (2) Ithaca
NESCAC: (1) Tufts vs. (3) Wesleyan
SAA: (2) Berry vs. (3) Birmingham-Southern
SCAC: (1) Trinity TX vs. (3) Colorado College
UAA: #1 Emory vs. #2 Chicago


 
 
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5. Soccer (W)

Forty-three conference champions ... one independent ... and 20 at-larges will make up the 64-team NCAA championship field. (#) regional ranking

Conference tournaments to watch

Saturday Final
MAC Commonwealth: (4) Arcadia at (1) Messiah, 12:00
MIAC: (1) St. Thomas at (3) Augsburg, 2:00
SCIAC: (2) Cal Lutheran at (1) Pomona-Pitzer, 3:00
OAC: (5) Otterbein at (2) Ohio Northern, 5:00

Saturday Semifinals
NESCAC: (3) Tufts vs. (5) Amherst, (2) Middlebury vs. (4) Williams
Centennial: (2) Dickinson vs. (6) Gettysburg, (3) Johns Hopkins vs. (7) Haverford
 
    6. Soccer (M)

    Forty-two conference champions ... one independent ... and 21 at-larges will make up the 64-team NCAA championship field. (#) regional ranking

    Conference tournaments to watch

    Saturday Final
    MIAC: (3) St. Thomas at (5) Gustavus Adolphus, 1:00
    NCAC: (3) Ohio Wesleyan at (2) Kenyon, 1:00
    Capital: (3) Mary Washington at (2) Christopher Newport, 6:00
    American Rivers: (1) Luther at (4) Loras, 8:00

    Saturday Semifinals
    NESCAC: (1) Amherst vs. (6) Middlebury, (2) Tufts vs. (4) Williams
    Centennial: (1) Johns Hopkins vs. (8) Dickinson, (2) F&M vs. (6) Gettysburg
    Liberty: (1) RPI vs. (8) Clarkson, (4) Hobart vs. RIT

     
    7. Weekend Preview

    Football - D3Football.com
    1. Mount Union (vs. Muskingum)
    2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (vs. #25 Texas Lutheran)
    3. UW-Whitewater (vs UW-Stout)
    4. Wheaton, Ill. (vs. Carthage)
    5. Muhlenberg (at Gettysburg)
    6. North Central (vs. Illinois Wesleyan)
    7. Salisbury (at TCNJ)
    8. Saint John's (at Hamline)
    9. Bethel (vs. Augsburg)
    10. John Carroll (at Heidelberg)

    Ice Hockey (M) - USCHO
    1. UW-Stevens Point (vs. Gustavus Adolphus; vs. St. Thomas)
    2. Norwich (vs. New England College; vs. Southern Maine)
    3. St. Norbert (H/H vs. Lake Forest)
    4. Geneseo (vs. Canton)
    5. Oswego (vs. Plattsburgh; vs. Potsdam)
    6. Hobart (vs. Johnson & Wales; vs. Suffolk)
    7. Augsburg (H/A vs. Hamline)
    8. Adrian (A/A vs. Marian)
    9. Trinity (idle)
    10. Manhattanville (vs. #14 Utica; vs. Nazareth)

    Ice Hockey (W) - USCHO
    1. Plattsburgh (H/H vs. Oswego)
    2. Adrian (idle)
    3. Elmira (vs. Wilkes; vs. King's)
    4. Hamline (vs. UW-Superior; vs. Concordia WI)
    5. UW-River Falls (vs. Saint Mary's)
    6. Williams (idle)
    7. UW-Eau Claire (at Bethel; at Gustavus Adolphus)
    8. Norwich (at UMass Boston)
    9. St. Thomas (H/H vs. UW-Stevens Point)
    10. Middlebury (idle)
    H/H - home/home; H/A - home/away; A/H - away/home; A/A - away/away


    Basketball (M) D3hoops.com
    1. Swarthmore (at Eastern)
    2. UW-Oshkosh (at Augustana)
    3. North Central
    4. Amherst
    5. Wittenberg
    6. Emory (vs. #19 Guilford)
    7. Washington-St. Louis (at Illinois College)
    8. Nebraska Wesleyan (vs. #12 Saint John's)
    9. Christopher Newport (at Johns Hopkins)
    10. Nichols

    Basketball (W) D3hoops.com
    1. Amherst
    2. Tufts
    3. Scranton
    4. Wartburg
    5. Bowdoin
    6. Hope (at Luther)
    7. Mary Hardin-Baylor
    8. George Fox (at Trinity TX; vs. East Texas Baptist)
    9. St. Thomas (at East Texas Baptist; at Trinity TX)
    10. DePauw

     
    8.  Comings and Goings
     
     
    9.  Today's Number: 32

    The New York Times reports on Amherst College’s multi-year initiative to overhaul how it recruits student-athletes so that its teams will better reflect the diversity of its overall student body and include more underrepresented ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Three years ago, only 23 percent of recruited players were people of color, so the recruiting strategy branched beyond the usual youth sports tournaments to include athletic clubs in mixed neighborhoods, small urban gyms and athletes in other countries. The college says athletes of color account for 32 percent of its most recent recruiting class, a significant change from 2002, when that number was only 11 percent.

     
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    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    How Women Got a Foot in the Game

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    NOVEMBER 7, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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    1. How Women Got a Foot in the Game


    Before women's soccer exploded in popularity, three Vermont colleges quietly helped kick off the sport, putting female athletes on the field of competition.

    by Amy Wimmer Schwarb, CHAMPION Magazine

    "The memories are hazy. Even coming back here, on this old patch of pitch where they were made some 50 years ago, does little to coax them into focus.
    Yet as she stands on a soccer field in Vermont, the 73-year-old woman in the pink cardigan squints in the sun of a cloudless September day and tries to remember anyway. The details are sparse … a visiting team of women from another college … a soccer field near the new dining hall … a late-game run at the goal.
    The young women listening to Suzanne Roberts, all members of the Castleton women’s soccer team, catch one another’s glance and share smiles when Roberts mentions “the new dining commons.” That building hasn’t been new since 1964.
    “Everybody came out of the cafeteria and watched our game,” Roberts recounts. “The man I was dating, he was on the men’s soccer team and was standing there with his friends.
    “I can almost remember which side of the field I was on when I ran down and kicked that ball and it went into the goal,” she recalls, the memories flooding faster now. “His friends cheered and gave him a punch on the shoulder — kind of like, ‘Look what she did.’”

    The win-loss record for the 1966 Spartans women’s soccer team has been lost to time. Memories like Roberts’ hold some of the only evidence of their accomplishments, yet she can’t even recall her teammates’ names.
    Still, the way they made her feel has endured for a lifetime. “I was so shy and quiet when I was young,” she says. “But they helped bring me out, made me feel accepted. Like I was part of a team.”
    She had no idea they were making history."

    >> The Big Picture: “There are some people who think that women’s soccer started in 1999 when the women’s team won the World Cup and Brandi Chastain ripped off her shirt. The reality is, there’s a much richer history of women’s soccer in this country than people realize.” - Shawn Ladda, a kinesiology professor and women’s sports historian, Manhattan College.

    >> Worth Noting: The biggest challenge then Castleton State College AD T.R. Terry faced in 1966 wasn’t starting the team. It was finding other teams to play. Among the competitors were nearby Johnson State, where women’s soccer might have started as early as 1958, and Lyndon State. (Those two schools would combine in 2018 to become Northern Vermont.)

    >> Be Smart: In 1980, SUNY Cortland beat UCLA in the final game of a national tournament that led the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women to create a national women’s soccer championship. It sponsored just one, in 1981, before the NCAA took over women’s championships in 1982.

    >> What's Next: Three emerging sports - equestrian, triathlon and rugby. Acrobatics and tumbling as well as wrestling could be on the horizon.

    >> Keep Reading

    2. Lakeland Offers Free Tuition Program



    Lakeland University, a member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, will begin offering a free tuition program next fall for qualifying students.
    The university, located in rural Sheboygan County, said it is the first private college in Wisconsin to offer such a program, which will cover tuition and fees through the Wisconsin State Grant, Federal Pell Grant and Lakeland funding.
    The program, called the Lakeland Promise, will be available to in-state dependent students whose household adjusted gross income is less than $40,000 or independent students with an income of less than $15,000. Students whose expected family contribution is less than $1,700 will also qualify, regardless of household income.
    The program will allow incoming students to attend Lakeland tuition- and fee-free for four years, and transfer students for up to three years.

    >> Situational Awareness: Lakeland has worked to address the student debt crisis in recent years through its cooperative education model, which allows students to gain 12 to 18 months of professional work experience with area companies and earn wages and scholarships over four years to defray tuition costs.

    >> What They're Saying: “One of the great misconceptions is that a private, liberal arts education is too expensive and out of reach. Lakeland has been offering a private education at a public school cost for years. Students and parents are responding to our innovative use of co-op to earn a degree with little or no debt while earning professional work experience.” - David Black, president, Lakeland

    - courtesy of Milwaukee Business Times


    3.  Your Streaming Schedule


    WS (OAC semifinal): #5 Otterbein at #4 Capital, 4:00
    MS (OAC semifinal): #5 Mount Union at #6 Otterbein, 7:00
    WS (NEWMAC semifinal): #10 Springfield at #1 MIT, 7:00
    VB (NEWMAC semifinal): #10 Coast Guard at #2 Babson, 7:00
    VB (OAC semifinal): #7 Otterbein at #2 Muskingum, 7:00
    VB (MIAC semifinal): #4 Augsburg at #1 St. Thomas, 8:00
    VB (MIAC semifinal): #3 Saint Benedict at #2 St. Olaf, 8:00
    VB (WIAC semifinal): #4 UW-Stevens Point at #3 UW-Eau Claire, 8:00
    VB (SCIAC semifinal): #8 Cal Lutheran at #5 Chapman, 10:00
    WS (SCIAC semifinal): #6 Chapman at #2 Cal Lutheran, 10:00

    # regional ranking as of 11/6

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    4.   Topping the Charts

    The next-to-last regional rankings of the 2019 fall season (first for football) were released on Wednesday. Here is who tops each region in each sport.

    Field Hockey
    Great Lakes: Centre (16-0)
    New England East: Endicott (16-4)
    New England West: Middlebury (15-1)
    North Atlantic: Geneseo (17-2)
    South Atlantic: TCNJ (16-0)
    South: Salisbury (16-1)

    Football
    East: Salisbury (7-0)
    North: Mount Union (8-0)
    South: Mary Hardin-Baylor (8-0)
    West: UW-Whitewater (8-0)

    Soccer (W)
    Central: Washington-St. Louis (15-1-1)
    East: William Smith (14-1-1)
    Great Lakes: Case Western Reserve (13-4)
    Mid-Atlantic: Messiah (16-1-1)
    New England: MIT (17-1-2)
    North: St. Thomas (14-2-2)
    South Atlantic: TCNJ (14-1-1)
    West: Pomona-Pitzer (15-1-1)

    Soccer (M)
    Central: Calvin (18-1)
    East: Rensselaer (14-2-2)
    Great Lakes: John Carroll (15-2-2)
    Mid-Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (14-2-1)
    New England: Amherst (14-0-2)
    North: Luther (14-4-1)
    South Atlantic: Washington and Lee (13-2-3)
    West: Claremont-M-S (12-3-2)

    Volleyball (W)
    Central: St. Thomas (27-4)
    Great Lakes: Calvin (22-2)
    Mid Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (27-0)
    Midwest: Chicago (24-2)
    New England: Tufts (24-1)
    New York: Clarkson (23-5)
    South: Emory (26-2)
    West: Trinity TX (31-4)

    5. Polls

    Cross Country (M) - USTFCCCA
    1. North Central
    2. Williams
    3. Claremont-M-S
    4. Carnegie Mellon
    5. Pomona-Pitzer
    6. Johns Hopkins
    7. Wartburg
    8. Washington-St. Louis
    9. Geneseo
    10. Chicago
    11-15: Calvin, MIT, UW-La Crosse, Berea, Otterbein (tie), RPI (tie).
    17-20: Amherst, John Carroll, Carleton, Case Western.
    21-25: Middlebury, Haverford, St. Lawrence, Colby, St. Thomas.
    26-30: St. Olaf, Oneonta, Bates (tie), Ithaca (tie), Emory.
    31-35: UW-Stout, Dickinson, UW-Eau Claire, UC Santa Cruz, Ramapo.

    >> Hello: Oneonta, Ramapo.
    >> Bye-Bye: UW-Oshkosh, Trine


    Cross Country (W) - USTFCCCA
    1. Johns Hopkins
    2. Washington-St. Louis
    3. MIT
    4. Williams
    5. Dickinson
    6. Carleton
    7. Chicago
    8. Geneseo
    9. Tufts
    10. Claremont-M-S
    11-15: UW-Eau Claire, Oberlin, Wartburg, RPI, UW-La Crosse.
    16-20: St. Thomas, Pomona-Pitzer, Bates, W&L, Rochester.
    21-25: John Carroll, Middlebury, Baldwin Wallace, St. Olaf, Carnegie Mellon.
    26-30: Ithaca, Hope, Emory, Wheaton IL, Kenyon.
    31-35: UC Santa Cruz, Bowdoin, Vassar, Allegheny, Centre.

    >> Hello: St. Olaf, Ithaca, Wheaton IL, Kenyon, Bowdoin
    >> Bye-Bye: Wesleyan, Gustavus Adolphus, Calvin, NYU.

    6. Comings and Goings



     7.  Play of the Day


    8.  1 Happy Thing

    For the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal, McDonald's is bringing back some of its classic toys (available today through Monday), including:
    • Cowboy McNugget, Fireman McNugget, Mail Carrier McNugget (1988)
    • Hamburglar (1995)
    • Furby (1999)


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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Top Seed Disqualified from Playoffs

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    NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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    1.  SLIAC Top Seed DQ'd From Playoffs
     

    Iowa Wesleyan University, the regular season men's soccer champion in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was disqualified from the league's postseason tournament due to too many yellow cards during the season.

    The SLIAC enacted a set of sportsmanship guidelines during its spring Administrative Council meeting and approved by the Presidents Council, including a limit on the number of yellow or red cards, technicals, ejections, etc. that a team sports could accumulate during the season and still be eligible for the postseason. The upper limit for yellow cards was set at 35 and the Tigers exceeded that by four.

    The presidents, ADs, and other administrators felt the league needed to get the SLIAC sports back within the D-III core concepts of sportsmanship, citizenship and responsibility.

    Iowa Wesleyan appealed the decision but the appeal was rejected. The Tigers retain the 2019 SLIAC regular-season championship.

    >> Of Note: Westminster College moved into the four-team tournament with Iowa Wesleyan's removal. Principia becomes the No. 1 seed and host for today's semifinals.

    >> Be Smart: Twenty other Division III teams have exceeded the 35-card total during the 2019 regular season, including seven that have topped the 40-card mark.

     

    2. Hall of Famer Cherishes DIII Days



    Billy Wagner saved 422 games in his major league career.
    But before he made it to the big leagues, he made his mark at a small college — Ferrum.
    He did so well at Ferrum that last weekend, he was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
    “Going to Ferrum was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life,” Wagner, 48, said Wednesday in a phone interview. “My [Ferrum] friends are friends that I still talk to.
    “When I think about this honor, I think about those guys. … I would have never been the player I ended up being if it wasn’t for that group of individuals, or that college giving me the opportunity to play.”
    Wagner was 17-3 with a 1.63 ERA and 327 strikeouts in 182 1/3 innings at Ferrum from 1991-93. He struck out 109 batters in 51 1/3 innings as a sophomore in 1992, and earned NCAA Division III first-team All-America honors in 1993.
    “[Those] that will attend this event will have absolutely no idea where Ferrum’s at,” Wagner said. “But I know that there’s many a school that played us when I was there that remembers us.

    >> Of Note: Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was former Florida A&M and major league great Andre Dawson and former Cal State Fullerton star and ex-major league outfielder Mark Kotsay.

    >> Worth Noting: “I remember the University of Pittsburgh playing us my freshman year, … down in Orlando. … Robert Fuller starts and we got the lead. … Coach put me in for my first college relief appearance and I think I threw two or three innings and I think I punched out nine guys. So after the game — we won — they wouldn’t shake our hands."

    >> Keep Reading from Mark Berman and Roanoke.com

     
    3.  #whyD3



    If you find your passion, attack it, with everything you have, and in the case of LeTourneau’s Alexis Segura, don’t be held down by just one.
    “Cross country and soccer are a big love of my life, so if I was able to continue it in college that would be great so I was willing to do anything to do that,” said Segura.
    That’s exactly what she’s done, Segura, who is also working on her master’s degree at LeTourneau, hops back and forth during the fall, competing in both sports, as well as running track in the spring, and excelling.

    >> The Big Picture: "It's definitely been an adventure trying to keep up with everything at once," Segura said. "I would say, it's just generally how supportive my community is in regards to me being successful in everything. Plus, the professors here are super understanding, and they're always asking how things are going, so you can tell they're really bought in to the students' success here. And I'm really grateful to have coaches here who were so willing to help me to work things out in order to be successful in everything I'm in."

    >> The Key Stat: Segura earned a bachelor's degree in sports management in May, all the while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

    >> Yes, But: "My diet should probably be a little better," she admits. "It's not something I'm quite as proud of, mostly because the trips where I have to travel at 8 o'clock at night until three in the morning. The only places that are open are McDonald's and Taco Bell. So Taco Bell is usually my restaurant of choice before a meet."

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    4. Polls
     
    Soccer (M) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Amherst (14-0-2)
    2. Calvin (18-1)
    3. Johns Hopkins (14-2-1)
    4. Franklin & Marshall (15-2)
    5. Tufts (12-2-2)
    6. Chicago (10-1-5)
    7. John Carroll (15-2-2)
    8. Messiah (14-2-2)
    9. Kenyon (15-1-2)
    10. Oneonta (15-2)
    11-15: W&L, RPI, Claremont-M-S, Central, Mary Washington.
    16-20: Luther, Roanoke, Connecticut College, North Park, PSU-Behrend.
    21-25: Catholic, Colorado College, Christopher Newport, Texas-Dallas, Ithaca.

    >> Hello: Texas-Dallas, Ithaca
    >> Goodbye: Hardin-Simmons, Loras


    Soccer (M) - D3Soccer.com
    1. Amherst (14-0-2)
    2. Calvin (18-1)
    3. Tufts (12-2-2)
    4. Johns Hopkins (14-2-1)
    5. Kenyon (15-1-2)
    6. Messiah (14-2-2)
    7. Oneonta (15-2)
    8. Franklin & Marshall (15-2)
    9. Chicago (10-1-5)
    10. John Carroll (15-2-2)
    11-15: W&L, Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, Roanoke, RPI.
    16-20: Ohio Wesleyan, Connecticut College, Oglethorpe, PSU-Behrend, Catholic.
    21-25: Eastern Connecticut, Hardin-Simmons, Central, Ithaca, Claremont-M-S.


    >> In: Central, Claremont-M-S
    >> Out: Luther, Middlebury



    Soccer (W) - United Soccer Coaches
    1. Messiah (16-1-1)
    2. William Smith (14-1-1)
    3. Washington-St. Louis (15-1-1)
    4. College of New Jersey (14-1-1)
    5. MIT (17-1-2)
    6. Wheaton, Ill. (16-1-1)
    7. Christopher Newport (15-1-3)
    8. Pomona-Pitzer (15-1-1)
    9. Middlebury (12-1-3)
    10. Centre (19-0)
    11-15: Dickinson, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Geneseo, Arcadia.
    16-20: Chicago, Ohio Northern, Stevens, St. Thomas, Amherst.
    21-25: Case Western, RIT, Cal Lutheran, Williams, Carnegie Mellon.


    >> Hello: Case Western, Cal Lutheran, Williams
    >> Bye-Bye: Hardin-Simmons, Otterbein, Trinity TX


    Soccer (W) - D3Soccer.com
    1. Messiah (16-1-1)
    2. Washington-St. Louis (15-1-1)
    3. William Smith (14-1-1)
    4. College of New Jersey (14-1-1)
    5. Wheaton, Ill. (16-1-1)
    6. Centre (19-0)
    7. MIT (17-1-2)
    8. Christopher Newport (15-1-3)
    9. Pomona-Pitzer (15-1-1)
    10. Johns Hopkins (11-1-4)
    11-15: Middlebury, Dickinson, Tufts, Randolph-Macon, Chicago.
    16-20: Amherst, Emory, Stevens, Arcadia, Trinity TX.
    21-25: Hardin-Simmons, W&L, Pacific Lutheran, St. Thomas, Willamette.

    >> In: St. Thomas
    >> Out: Otterbein


    Field Hockey - NFHCA
    1. College of New Jersey (16-0)
    2. Middlebury (15-1)
    3. Salisbury (16-1)
    4. Tufts (13-2)
    5. Bowdoin (14-2)
    6. Johns Hopkins (15-2)
    7. Franklin & Marshall (15-2)
    8. Williams (13-3)
    9. Kean (18-2)
    10. Rowan (14-3)
    11-15: Messiah, Ursinus, CNU, Centre, Babson.
    16-20: Vassar, Bates, Lynchburg, Colby, Geneseo.


    >> Hello: Geneseo.
    >> Goodbye: Amherst.


    Volleyball - AVCA
    1. Emory (26-2)
    2. Chicago (24-2)
    3. Calvin (22-2)
    4. Carthage (25-3)
    5. Claremont-M-S (24-3)
    6. Johns Hopkins (27-0)
    7. Trinity, Texas (31-4)
    8. Colorado College (29-3)
    9. Berry (23-5)
    10. Hope (21-6)
    11-15: Muskingum, Ohio Northern, St. Benedict, Tufts, St. Thomas.
    16-20: Susquehanna, Augsburg, Babson, Carnegie Mellon, Transylvania.
    21-25: Johnson & Wales RI, Juniata, UW-Whitewater, Wesleyan CT, UW-Eau Claire.


    >> Hello: UW-Eau Claire.
    >> Outta Here: Washington-St. Louis.

     
    5.  Streaming Schedule


    Games to watch on this Wednesday of "Championship Week."

    MS (NJAC semifinal): #8 Rowan at #7 Ramapo, 1:30
    FH (NJAC semifinal): #5 Stockton at #1 TCNJ, 2:00
    MS (Centennial opening round): #5 Gettysburg at #7 Haverford, 2:00
    WS (North Coast semifinal): #5 Denison at #6 Wooster, 2:00
    FH (North Coast semifinal): #2 Kenyon at #3 Ohio Wesleyan, 3:00
    WS (MIAC semifinal): #6 Saint Benedict at #3 Augsburg, 7:00
    MS (MIAA semifinal): #4 Kalamazoo at #7 Hope, 7:00
    WS (Centennial opening round): #8 McDaniel at #7 Gettysburg, 7:00
    VB (ODAC quarterfinal): #5 Washington and Lee at Bridgewater, 7:00
    FH (NJAC semifinal): #3 Rowan at #2 Kean, 7:30
    WS (CCIW semifinal): #6 North Central at #4 Illinois Wesleyan, 8:00

    # regional ranking as of 10/30

     
    6.  Comings and Goings
     
     

    7.  Preseason All-Americans
     

    D3hoops.com has announced its 2020 men's basketball preseason All-America team.

    First Team
    G-Booker Coplin, Augsburg; G-Jake Ross, Springfield; F-Connor Raridon, North Central; F-Zac O'Dell, Swarthmore; C-Jack Flynn, UW-Oshkosh.

    Second Team
    G-Kena Gilmour, Hamilton; G-Ben College, Whitworth; F-Sam Toney, New Jersey City; F-Connor Seipel, Wittenberg; F-Will Carius, Monmouth.

    >> Complete List

     
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