Friday, March 4, 2022

Let's Get It Started

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Let's Get It Started




It's the opening weekend of the Division III women's and men's basketball championship tournaments. 

You probably know by now how to follow the action of your favorite team. But what about the rest of the 63 games on tap for Friday?

Well, you've come to the right place.


STREAMING

2. Viewing Links

It's not the "March Madness" App. But it is a gateway to watching every game in the men's and women's basketball tournament.

Women's Hosts
Johns Hopkins
Hardin-Simmons
Tufts
Amherst
Smith
Whitewater
Gettysburg
Simpson
Hope
Eau Claire
New York U.
Scranton
Ithaca
Trine
Rhodes
Transylvania

Men's Hosts
UW-Oshkosh
Mary Hardin-Baylor
UW-Platteville
Elmhurst
Emory
Mount Union
Illinois Wesleyan
Washington U.
Marietta
Swarthmore
Christopher Newport
Stockton
Randolph-Macon
Nazareth
Wesleyan, Conn.
WPI
ICE HOCKEY

3.  Championship Weekend
 

MHKY

It is conference championship weekend for men's and women's ice hockey programs.

Saturday Men's Championship Games
MASCAC: Salem State at Plymouth State, 4:00
CCC: (13) Endicott at (11) U. of New England, 7:00
MIAC: St. Olaf at (4) Augsburg, 7:00
NCHA: (5) St. Norbert at (1) Adrian, 7:00
NEHC: Skidmore at (6) Babson, 7:00
SUNYAC: (12) Oswego at (3) Geneseo, 7:00
UCHC: (8) Wilkes at (2) Utica, 7:00
WIAC: UW-Eau Claire at (9) UW-Stevens Point, 7:00

Saturday Men's Final Four
NESCAC: Williams vs. Trinity, 1:00; Hamilton at (14) Colby, 4:30

Saturday's Women's Championship Games
CCC: U. of New England at (8) Endicott, 3:00
MIAC: Hamline at (6) Gustavus Adolphus, 3:00
NEHC: Castleton vs. (3) Elmira, 3:00
NEWHL: Cortland at (2) Plattsburgh, 3:00
WIAC: (5) UW-Eau Claire at (4) UW-River Falls, 3:00
UCHC: Manhattanville at (7) Nazareth, 7:00

Weekend Final Four
NCHA (Friday): St. Norbert vs. Lake Forest, 2:00; Aurora at (10) Adrian, 7:00
NESCAC (Sat.): Hamilton at (1) Middlebury, 1:00; Amherst vs. (9) Colby, 4:30

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SOFTBALL

4.  Leadoff Classic

The annual National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Leadoff Classic takes place this weekend at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga.

The three-day event brings together 24 of the top Division III teams from around the country, including 13 of the preseason top 25 in the country.

Action begins today at 11 a.m. and continues through Sunday.

Friday Games to Watch
No. 3 Texas Lutheran vs. No. 15 St. John Fisher, 11:00
No. 1 DePauw vs. No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan, 1:00
No. 4 East Texas Baptist vs. No. 6 Eastern Connecticut, 5:30

>> Tournament Central

TENNIS (W)

5.  ITA National Indoors


Christina Watson Ends NCAA Singles Run as National Runner-Up
Christina Watson, Emory

The annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association DIII National Team Indoor Championship begins today in Lexington, Ky.

The three-day event pits defending national champion Emory against seven other top teams in the country.

Quarterfinals

all times Eastern

The championship and consolation rounds continue Saturday and Sunday.

>> Tournament Central

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SCHEDULE

6.  Weekend Watchlist  
 

Here's a list of the games/matches/events that we are keeping an eye on this weekend.

Volleyball (M)

  • No. 4 North Central, Ill. vs. No. 15 Loras
  • No. 7 Southern Virginia vs. No. 10 Juniata
  • Complete Schedule
Baseball
  • No. 5 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 8 Salisbury
  • No. 6 UW-Whitewater vs. No. 17 Trinity, Texas
  • Complete Schedule
Lacrosse (W)Lacrosse (M)Tennis (M)
NEWS

7.  Lightning Round


  The National Collegiate Women's Wrestling championship is slated for March 4-5 at Adrian, Mich. Augsburg 109 Emily Shilson is the lone DIII top seed.
 

  Congrats to Mike Shult of Edgewood and Mike Dewitt of Ohio Wesleyan on their selection as a Guardian of the Game by the NABC.

  Tip of the hat to Sarah Lawrence's Nate Davis for setting a Division III record with 33 kills in the Gryphons' three-set sweep over Purchase.

  Berry head baseball coach David Beasley won his 700th career game as the Vikings upended Emory, 11-2.
 
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