Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Blue Jays Continue To Rule Roost


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Blue Jays Continue To Rule Roost

 No. 3 Men's Basketball Knocks Off Tufts Tuesday Night, 77-57

St. Joseph's (Conn.) holds down the top spot again this week in the latest men's basketball poll. The Blue Jays, in their fifth season of collegiate competition, received 21 of the 25 first-place ballots.

  1. Saint Joseph's, Conn. (21), 10-0
  2. Randolph-Macon (3), 11-1
  3. Williams, 12-0
  4. Mount Union, 10-1
  5. Rochester, 9-1
  6. Keene State (1), 11-0
  7. Christopher Newport, 14-2
  8. Middlebury, 10-1
  9. Case Western Reserve, 10-0
  10. UW-La Crosse, 11-2

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2.   Knight Riders


Zaren Terukina, Wartburg

Wartburg has both top spots in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) tournament and dual team rankings. The next action for many of these teams will be in Louisville, Ky. at the USMC/NWCA National Dual Meet Championships this weekend.

Dual Ranking (Tournament Ranking)

  1. Wartburg (1)
  2. Augsburg (3)
  3. UW-La Crosse (6)
  4. Johnson and Wales (2)
  5. North Central, Ill. (7)
  6. Stevens (4)
  7. Wabash (8)
  8. UW-Eau Claire (-)
  9. UW-Whitewater (9)
  10. Baldwin Wallace (5)
>> Complete Rankings

Individual Ranking
125 – Josiah Fry, Johnson and Wales
133 – Robbie Precin, North Central
141 – Zaren Terukina, Wartburg
149 – Michael Petrella, Baldwin Wallace
157 – David Hollingsworth, Warburg
165 – Nate Lackman, Rhode Island
174 – Mike Ross, Johnson and Wales
184 – Shane Siegel, Loras
197 – Coy Spooner, Coast Guard
285 – Donovan King, Olivet

>> Individual Rankings

3.   Wednesday Watchlist

What we are watching online tonight. Game times are Eastern Time.

 MBB: #2 Randolph-Macon (11-1) at Hampden-Sydney (9-3), 7p | BoxCast
 MBB: Heidelberg (9-2) at #14 John Carroll (9-2), 7p | BoxCast
 MBB: North Park (10-2) at #12 Wheaton, Ill. (10-2), 8p | YouTube
 WBB: Bowdoin (8-2) at #13 Springfield (10-2), 12p | PlaySight
 WBB: Albion (9-1) at #23 Calvin (9-3), 6p | YouTube
 WBB: UW-Eau Claire (11-2) at UW-Oshkosh (9-3), 8p | WIAC Network


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4.   Lightning Round  


  • SUNY New Paltz is no longer a college. It’s officially a university. The school said in a news release the change in status went into effect on Jan. 1 after SUNY New Paltz received approval from SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley and the SUNY Board of Trustees at their December 2022 meeting.

  Happy Birthday

  • Cake and candles for Kelley Sundberg, head basketball coach, Lasell.

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    5.  Comings and Goings
    • AVERETT - Matt Logan resigned as director of cross country/track and field coach
    • HANOVER - Jay Crawford named head swimming coach
    • WEBSTER - Mike Siener stepped down as head men's soccer coach
    1 THING

    6.   Crossword Newbies

    Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP

    Nearly 2,000 words made an initial appearance in the New York Times crossword puzzle last year.

    • Jim Horne and Jeff Chen, who run the website XWord Info, write in The Times today that crossword answers evolve to reflect "cultural shifts and trends."

    Some answers brought to us by the year 2022 include YEETED ... DYSTOPIAN ... ECHO CHAMBER ... GROGU ... INFLUENCER ... and THAT SUCKS.

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