The DIII Presidents Meeting will occur next week and there is always some interesting things that come out of that. One item that will be discussed/reviewed is the realignment proposal that comes out of the “Sport Review Project”. As a reminder, the plan is to move from 8 regions to 10 in volleyball as early…… Continue reading NCAA News & Notes
Ricky Nelson posted last week on what he called 2019 Minutia, but it’s anything but that and I recommend you read it at your earliest convenience. One of the items he mentions is that there were two NCAA Tournament teams that violated the “rule of 22 dates”. I heard about this during the season but…… Continue reading Two Schools Violate the 22 Dates Rule
In my last article I mentioned I wanted to look at the last teams in and compare them against the teams that were under consideration when all of the at-large bids were handed out. I, of course, don’t know who the 20th team was that received an at-large, but I can tell from the regional…… Continue reading Last Teams In & Awesome Other Stuff
This article is a tad late, I realize, but I still wanted to do it. It’s a nice way to close out the season and what a story the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays have been. JHU is only the third team in NCAA DIII history to go undefeated and the first in two decades. It…… Continue reading Johns Hopkins – Champions
Updates: Daughter is married. Feet up in the hotel room. Wow! Johns Hopkins. What a great season. What a great Tournament run. Trinity spoiled the Blue Jays shot as the only team to sweep every match in the NCAA Tournament. It’s still never been done at DIII. I assume JHU doesn’t care. Congratulations. I assume…… Continue reading 2019 National Championship
Updates: I just checked the NCAA statistics for team hitting percentage. Through November 17th (the end of the regionals), Johns Hopkins is #1, Trinity is #8, Emory is #11 and Carthage is #12. Regardless of who wins, the trend will continue that you have to be efficient hitting to win a DIII volleyball championship. In…… Continue reading Semifinals!
Updates: I was looking back at my posts from last year and saw that we had challenges starting with the Elite 8. This wasn’t taken away, right? We still will have challenges this year, I believe. Maybe you took my lack of comments regarding the first two sets as a sign that I was dealing…… Continue reading Quarterfinals