California has been in the sports news of late due to SB-206, which is a bill that has passed the state’s senate that would allow student-athletes to be compensated for their name, image or likeness. It would therefore be illegal for an organization overseeing the athletes (e.g., the NCAA) to prevent them from playing based…… Continue reading California SB-206
This is the second go-around where I try to find the 2019 rosters for the West Region teams and see if there are any unexpected losses other than graduating seniors. I also take a look to see what holes the teams have going into the season and who might be in position to fill them.…… Continue reading Roster Analysis – Part 2
With the recent news from the NCAA regarding the need to add competitive balance into their DIII realignment efforts, I decided to take a stab at the impossible. My initial feeling was that with the West and the South Regions basically being immovable islands that there wasn’t enough we could do in the northeast to…… Continue reading Regional Realignment with Competitive Balance
I tweeted this out early but this accomplishment really deserves a post, too. Belhaven University has successfully navigated through their reclassification period and have been approved by the NCAA Division III Membership Committee for full, active NCAA membership beginning this fall. This means that Belhaven is now in the championship hunt as they are eligible…… Continue reading Belhaven Full DIII Member
One of my soapboxes this summer has been the proposal to increase DIII regions from 8 to 10, which when based on geography meant that the larger northeast regions would be split up but in the process gain even more advantages. You can read what I had on this, here. Since that time, there was…… Continue reading NCAA News on Realignment & AQs
Steven Wright is probably a comedian that most people don’t remember but he had a joke that went, “Change is inevitable…except from vending machines.” Well, the West Region is certainly no vending machine as we’ve seen three new DIII programs added in the last few years and this upcoming season we will get a fourth.…… Continue reading Looking Back and Forward with our New DIII Schools
Nothing says Texas like a good old fashion shootout. Heck, they happen on my block every couple of weeks and we love celebrating the winners and watching the kids shove the loser down the sewer drain. I’ve heard some blocks have incorporated the loser into a communal compost heap so the circle of life and…… Continue reading The Texas Shootout!