Thursday, April 9, 2020

Indy Update

APRIL 9, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III

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1.  Indy Update

Dan Dutcher@NCAA VP of Division III, provides an update on the Name, Image and Likeness status as it currently stands leading into the spring governance meetings:


2. Top-10 List

Quardell Young National Championship Shot - YouTube

Yesterday, we looked at the top-10 NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament games in history. Today, it's the men's turn.
  • Ben Strong scored 59 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Quakers. Jordan Snipes forced extra time with a 30-foot bank shot for Guilford. Earl Miller had 28 points for the Lions, including game-tying threes in the first and third OTs.
  • Colin Gassner's backdoor layup with :20 proved to be the difference. Mike Jones drilled a three with :18 left in the first OT to force extra time.
  • Tim Folan made two free throws with 4.6 remaining and then stole the inbounds pass to seal the victory.
10. 2000 Semifinal - Calvin d. Franklin & Marshall 79-77

>> Between The Lines: Now it's your turn. Think you have a game that belongs on the list. Email it to Have a clip to go along with it? Even better.

3.  #WatchD3
2020 NC women's ice hockey championship bracket announced |

Our campaign to have past Division III athletics contests made available to those quarantined and looking for quality viewing continues.

Television on Apple iOS 13.3   Today's Feature  Television on Apple iOS 13.3

2017 Women's Ice Hockey Final

Adrian vs. Plattsburgh State

all we ask is that you add #WatchD3 as a hashtag when you post a video from a past game at your institution.



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4.  Calendar
Tentative, of course.

April 13-15 - Wrestling Rules Committee
April 15-16 - Committee on Women's Athletics
April 15-16 - Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee
April 18-19 - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
April 20-21 - Management Council
April 28-29 - Presidents Council
May 6-8 - Basketball Rules Committees

5.  Comings and Goings

6.  1 Golf Thing

Verne Lundquist is best known as the voice of the SEC on CBS. I'll challenge you, though, to find a better golf call ever. If you're under 40 -- google the 1986 Masters.

7.  1 More Golf Thing 

"Nearly 24 years since its premier, the moment on the silver screen remains as entertaining—and memorable—as ever: Roy McAvoy, played by Kevin Costner, stands in the fairway on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open, a par 5 whose green is guarded by water. Should he go for it in two or lay up? He needs a birdie to win. Talk about your ultimate risk/reward decision. McAvoy also isn’t just trying to win a major; he is trying to win the girl (Rene Russo).

You know what happens next, and the moment after that … and the moment after that. It’s McAvoy’s stubborn attempt to knock his approach shot over the water that makes “Tin Cup” as poignant today as it was when it came out in August 1996."

>> Quotable: "Everybody’s got a little Roy McAvoy in them, a little self-destructiveness. I’ve often felt more people are afraid of winning than they are of losing. To win, you then have to own it. You have to wear the crown and you have to defend the crown. That’s much harder than almost making it, and being competitive, and being a hell of a guy." - Ron Shelton, director

>> Be Smart: "I had to fight the studio, of course, but you always have to fight the studios. They wanted to re-cut the ending so he wins the Open and holes the shot. I said, “Look, if Ingrid Bergman walks away with Humphrey Bogart at the end of Casablanca, you’ll never remember the movie.” You can not have it all at the end of a movie, and be satisfactory. Rocky didn’t knock out Carl Weathers. He lost. He went the distance. You have to find that balancing act between what is emotionally satisfying to the narrative and what grounds you in some reality, even if it’s a comedy."

>> If You've Seen The MovieThis will bring a smile to your face on a Thursday. If you haven't seen "Tin Cup," what better time than the present?

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