Thursday, November 11, 2021

Showcasing DIII Football


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


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1. Showcasing DIII Football

WIAC and CCIW To Participate In Inaugural Culver's Isthmus Bowl - Wisconsin  Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

by Colten Bartholomew, Wisconsin State-Journal

"Mike Shaw was getting a lot of puzzled looks as he made his pitch.

It wasn’t so much that his idea was out-of-the-box, as bowl games for NCAA Division III football teams have been happening for about a decade. But the curiosity Shaw drew as he tried to drum up sponsorships for such a game to be played in Wisconsin was about him.

Why did a human resources representative in his early-30s with no background in sports management or promotion want to take on such a project?

Shaw, a Madison native who graduated from Edgewood High School and played basketball at UW-Platteville, told the State Journal that he wanted to give D-III football a showcase in his hometown."

>> Situational Awareness: "The first Culver’s Isthmus Bowl will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at Verona Area High School’s football stadium, featuring the best team from the Wisconsin Intercollege Athletic Conference and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin to not make the 32-team D-III playoffs."

>> Inside Story: "He got his title sponsor, Culver’s, involved by sending a letter to the restaurant chain’s founder, Craig Culver, and piquing his interest. Shaw pitched a number of other sponsors and raised $35,000 for the game and worked with the Verona school district to secure the venue before taking his plan to the conferences."

>> Quotable: “Division III is really not well-known in Madison, it's a Badger city,” Shaw said. “So I wanted to create a new concept for the city of Madison to have one bowl game a year there for them to, not to get a break from the Badgers, but just to have another division be able to compete in front of the city.”

>> Other DIII Bowl Games: Centennial-MAC Bowl Series, ECAC D3 Football Fest, New England Bowl Series (ECFC, MASCAC, CCC Football, NEWMAC), New York Bowl (Empire 8, Liberty)

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2. The D3 GOATS

Dick Blick, North Central

As part of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association's 100th anniversary, the CSCAA announced its 100 greatest men's swimmers of the last century.

There are 12 former Division III greats on the list, including:

  • Richard Blick, North Central
  • James Born, Kenyon
  • Joshua Boss, Hope
  • Alan Corrigan, North Central
  • Andrejs Duda, Kenyon
  • Jeff Gorton, Kalamazoo
  • Robert Hauck, St. Olaf
  • Robert Jackson, Puget Sound
  • Bill Milne, Johns Hopkins
  • Dennis Mulvihill, Kenyon
  • William Smiddy, Johns Hopkins
  • Allen Weik, Denison

>> Profiles
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3.  The NCAA Championships Channel

"LG Electronics USA has launched a three-year partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports for category exclusive marketing and distribution rights to NCAA Championship competitions that will expand the reach of college sports to legions of current fans and generations of new ones. LG's support of NCAA Championships will include multiple initiatives to inspire both fans and student athletes, including the launch of the NCAA Championships Channel, a new smart TV streaming channel for NCAA championships available exclusively on LG Smart TVs.

In partnership with CBS Sports and Turner Sports, up to 50 NCAA Fall, Winter and Spring championships, both live and on-demand, will be featured on LG's exclusive streaming service, LG Channels. A top-five app in terms of streaming hours on LG TVs, LG Channels features more than 350 free ad supported channels in the United States. The exclusive NCAA channel on LG Smart TVs will also offer a unique series featuring behind-the-scenes content from student athletes and their schools in addition to recaps of NCAA championships throughout the year. From current students to alumni, this unique partnership will bring a live home entertainment viewing experience to a wide array of sports fans.

>> The Big Picture: The NCAA Championships Channel launches this month, airing highlights and games from previous college championships. The Fall 2021 NCAA championship games will be available on-demand starting mid-November, with live streams expected to be available starting for the Winter season in the first quarter of 2022. LG, the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports will work closely together on integrated marketing activities to celebrate this momentous partnership."

>> Read More


4.  First Round Results

Ten teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the DIII field hockey championship tournament.
>> Updated Bracket

5.   Regional Rankings 

The weekly football regional rankings were released Wednesday. 

Region I
Delaware Valley, 9-0
Merchant Marine, 7-1
Endicott, 7-2

Region II
Cortland, 9-0
Muhlenberg, 8-1
Salisbury, 7-1

Region III
Mary Hardin-Baylor, 9-0
Trinity (Texas), 8-0
Birmingham-Southern, 8-1

Region IV
Mount Union, 9-0
DePauw, 8-1
Baldwin Wallace, 8-1

Region V
North Central (Ill.), 9-0
Central, 9-0
Wheaton (Ill.), 8-1

Region VI
UW-Whitewater, 9-0
Saint John's, 9-0
Linfield, 8-0

>> Complete List

6.  Comings and Goings

7.  Dogs on the Dais

Bella, staffed by Axios congressional reporter Andrew Solender, drops by the House Rules Committee in a star turn for the Dogs on the Dais Instagram feed.

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