Thursday, March 9, 2023

Stream, Stream, Stream


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Stream, Stream, Stream


Yesterday, we shared unique views from conference basketball championship games from around the country.

Today, a look at first and second-round NCAA games for both men and women.

Our thanks to those who provided the numbers. If you sent the numbers and were omitted, please accept our apologies.

First Round - Men (received 15 of 16 sites)
4,574 - Rowan v. Cal Lutheran (YouTube)
3,603 - Hamilton v. Montclair State (BlueFrame)
3,587 - Hope v. Bethany Lutheran (BlueFrame)
3,535 - St. Norbert v. Carleton (YouTube)
3,194 - Case Western Reserve v. Arcadia (BoxCast) *
3,194 - UW-Whitewater v. Wabash (BoxCast) *
2,912 - Hampden-Sydney v. Emory (BoxCast)
2,907 - Tufts v. Widener (BlueFrame)
2,870 - Christopher Newport v. Farmingdale State (BoxCast)
2,746 - Wheaton (Ill.) v. Illinois College (YouTube)

* CWRU reported 6,388 unique total for both games. We split among both.

Second Round - Men (received 15 of 16 sites)
4,268 - UW-Oshkosh v. Hope (BlueFrame)
4,218 - Case Western Reserve v. UW-Whitewater (BoxCast)
3,864 - Keene State v. Tufts (BlueFrame)
3,401 - Randolph-Macon v. Scranton (BlueFrame)
3,261 - Rowan v. Utica (YouTube)
3,185 - Hampden-Sydney v. Christopher Newport (BoxCast)
2,809 - Middlebury v. Nichols (BlueFrame)
2,730 - Johns Hopkins v. Hamilton (BlueFrame)
2,358 - Mount Union v. Lancaster Bible (BoxCast)
2,257 - Washington (Mo.) v. North Park (BlueFrame)

First Round - Women (received 12 of 16 sites)
3,800 - Hope v. St. Norbert (YouTube)
2,677 - Gustavus Adolphus v. Ohio Wesleyan (BlueFrame)
2,405 - Trinity (Texas) v. UT-Dallas (YouTube)
2,300 - Wartburg v. Baldwin Wallace (YouTube)
2,070 - Whitman v. UW-Eau Claire (BoxCast)
2,003 - Scranton vs. St. Joseph's ME (BlueFrame)
1,853 - Hardin-Simmons v. Redlands (YouTube)
1,517 - NYU v. Greensboro (BlueFrame)
1,483 - UW-Whitewater v. Webster (BlueFrame)
1,419 - Cortland v. Saint Vincent (BlueFrame)

Second Round - Women (received 12 of 16 sites)
4,800 - Hope v. Wartburg (YouTube)
2,392 - Scranton v. Rhode Island College (Blue Frame)
2,359 - Trinity (Texas) v. Hardin-Simmons (YouTube)
2,340 - UW-Whitewater v. Gustavus Adolphus (BlueFrame)
1,498 - NYU v. Messiah (BlueFrame)
1,460 - Chicago v. Whitman (BoxCast)
1,427 - DeSales v. Mary Washington (BlueFrame)
1,353 - Trinity (Conn.) v. Cortland (BlueFrame)
1,153 - Babson v. New Paltz (BlueFrame)
1,001 - Christopher Newport v. Elizabethtown (BlueFrame)

>> Sharing Is Caring: SIDs, please forward your missing numbers to We'll be happy to share the complete numbers with all who share with us.


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2. DICK'S Signs Partnership Deal With NCAA
  NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners - Dick's
by Gail Dent, NCAA

"DICK'S Sporting Goods and the NCAA today announced a corporate partnership making DICK'S the official sporting goods retail partner of the NCAA, which includes all 90 of its men's and women's championships. The expansive partnership is the most recent step in a concerted effort by DICK'S Sporting Goods to illustrate the power of sports and the impact they can have.

The partnership tips off with this year's March Madness tournaments, where DICK'S Sporting Goods will activate the sponsorship through media investments, which include courtside signs and exclusive content production, along with access to multiple NCAA championships, reaching millions of fans in person and at home. 

>> Situational Awareness: As an official retail partner, DICK'S Sporting Goods will receive product category exclusive access to official NCAA licensed merchandise for promotional purposes available only to official NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners. 

>> What They're Saying: "DICK'S Sporting Goods and the NCAA form a wonderful partnership that will help enhance all 90 championships," said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball. We look forward to working together on our collective goals, which center around supporting student-athletes and their overall achievements."

>> Quotable: "We are excited to partner with the NCAA in our pursuit to change lives through sport for athletes and fans alike," said Ed Plummer, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

>> Continue Reading


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3. Meet Preview

Here are the top seeds for this weekend's Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

60: Sam Blaskowski (UW-La Crosse), 6.65
200: Blaskowski (UWL), 20.92
400: Cheickna Traore (Ramapo), 47.45
800: Mike Jasa (Loras), 1:48.78
Mile: Ryan Wilson (MIT), 3:55.29
3000: Alex Phillip (John Carroll), 7:53.24
5000: Christian Patzka (UW-Whitewater), 13:40.26
Hurdles: Eli Etherton (Nebraska Wesleyan), 7.99
4x400: Nebraska Wesleyan, 3:12.53
DMR: Loras, 9:39.80
High Jump: Samuel Hetrick (PSU Behrend), 2.15m
Pole Vault: Dominic Mikula (Ithaca), 5.13m 
Long Jump: Derik Bunten (Loras), 7.58m
Triple Jump: Shevaughn Allen (Buffalo State), 15.48m
Shot: Joseph White (Carthage), 18.31m
Weight: White (Carthage), 21.92m
Heptathlon: Jackson Anderson (Williams), 5194

>> Men's Entries
>> Heat Sheets

60: Adalia Coleman (Bridgewater), 7.54
200: Kenadee Wayt (Mount Union), 24.40
400: Grace Devanny (Wesleyan), 55.26
800: Emma Kelley (Washington U), 2:08.29
Mile: Clara Mayfield (Carleton), 4:47.36
3000: Fiona Smith (Saint Benedict), 9:23.31
5000: Smith (CSB), 16:28.97
Hurdles: Birgen Nelson (Gustavus Adolphus), 8.35
4x400: UW-La Crosse, 3:45.87
DMR: Chicago, 11:31.73
High Jump: Jaidyn Appel (Tufts), 1.77m
Pole Vault: Gracie Holland (UW-Whitewater), 4.00m
Long Jump: Lia Rotti (Tufts), 5.90m
Triple Jump: Victoria Kadiri (Johns Hopkins), 12.38m
Shot: Catie Fobbe (UW-Eau Claire), 14.95m
Weight: Skye Digman (UW-La Crosse), 19.44m
Pentathlon: Logan Bruce (Ithaca), 3722

>> Women's Entries
>> Heat Sheets


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4. First Round NCAA Results

Players and coaches on the women's hockey bench during the NESCAC quarterfinals in February 2023

Three teams advanced to Saturday's national women's ice hockey quarterfinals with first-round victories.

(7) Middlebury d. (23) Suffolk 4-0 

  • Avery McInerny scored twice and added an assist for the Panthers (17-7-3) who travel to Plattsburgh to face the #2 Cardinals on Saturday

(5) Hamilton d. (15) Nazareth, 3-1

  • Nancy Loh had a goal and an assist while Evie Sheridan made 13 saves as the Continentals (21-5-2) moved into the quarterfinals against #4 Adrian.

(8) Colby d. (13) Norwich, 5-2

  • The Mules (18-7) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period and cruised past the Cadets to advance to the Elite Eight opposite NESCAC rival #1 Amherst.

>> Complete Bracket

5.  Thursday's Watchlist

What we're watching today online.

  BSB: #17 Cortland (5-3) vs. #20 Marietta (5-4), 4:00 (audio)
  MVB: #5 Springfield (17-2) vs. #10 New Paltz (15-6), 6:00
  WLX: Claremont-M-S (2-0) vs. #20 Pomona-Pitzer (4-0), 10:00


6.  Lightning Round 


  • Chicago's Sylwia Mikos was named the most outstanding player of the ITA Division III Women's National Indoor Championship
  • Oberlin's Lauren Mills and Shenandoah's Ashley MacFarlane were named the IWLCA Division III Players of the Week
  Happy Birthday
  • Cake and candles for Marie Stroman, Commissioner, Colonial States Athletic Conference; and Robert Vogel, associate AD, Alverno.
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