[Behind the scenes] I’ve had this article about 90% done for 2-weeks. Just getting lazy. In that time other schedules have been released so expect another article later this month. I could have included more here but then, I assure you, you wouldn’t be reading this now. [End scene] We’ve got some schedules to discuss…… Continue reading 2023 Schedule Analysis Part I
I haven’t really looked around for schedules, but I’m sure some teams are starting to post them. My Latvian hackers did uncover the East/West Classic 2023 schedule so I thought I’d write about that to fill all of our time. To start with, what the heck are we calling this tournament? Classic? Challenge? Battle? I…… Continue reading East/West Challenge
Regionals Day 3
Updates: As a reminder, here were your Top 11 in Hitting Percentage from the regular season: CMS Northwestern Calvin Wittenberg Transylvania Juniata Trinity WashU Wesleyan Berry MIT Eight of the eleven are still in the tournament. A maximum of six can make it to the Elite 8. I’m hearing from my Latvian spies who happen…… Continue reading Regionals Day 3
Regionals Day 2
Update: I hope there are no TBDs below but if they are then I’ll get them in the morning. Still missing some links. I spent all morning on my first Case Study. I mean, what else am I going to do? By the way, I’m feeling pretty good. I highly recommend that antibody infusion if…… Continue reading Regionals Day 2
Regionals Day 1
Update: I’m releasing this early because of a game we played last year. Your task is to figure out which underdogs will win the most matches in this tournament. An underdog is defined as a bottom 4 seed. We need 8 choices, one from each regional. Put it in the comments with some random name…… Continue reading Regionals Day 1
Saturday, Nov 5 Match Day!
Updates: Sleep is good. The camera will find my (hot) wife and I for the TLU/CC final that starts shortly. Depending on the length of the match, we may need to bolt to the airport. That means updates will be weird today, but it means I’ll have the full day tomorrow to look at selection.…… Continue reading Saturday, Nov 5 Match Day!
Friday, Nov 4 Match Day!
Updates: St Thomas and TLU are tied 1-1. I got here for the second set. TLU takes the third. Winner gets Trinity. TLU wins 3-1. Jenny Jenks plays a 5-1 for CC at altitude and the effort it requires is impressive. St Thomas takes set one 25-23. 23-21 St Thomas and they block a ball…… Continue reading Friday, Nov 4 Match Day!
Thursday, Nov 3 Match Day!
Updates: So it begins… NCAA Scoreboard if interested in other matches across the nation. LETU had a set point but HSU comes back and wins 26-24. Up 1-0. 27-27 and both teams out of subs. Finishes 32-30 HSU. LETU had a big lead late and HSU runs off a bunch of points and has set…… Continue reading Thursday, Nov 3 Match Day!
Wednesday, Nov 2 Match Day!
Updates: Tournament guides are done. Kept up with the ASC awards and regional rankings. Now time for a little VB. Not loving the PLU stream. I don’t like the camera angle. PLU took the first set but UPS just won the second. This is going 5-sets, I’m sure. This is really a must win for…… Continue reading Wednesday, Nov 2 Match Day!
Sunday, Oct 30 Match Day!
Updates: Wow. I really hate how this TLU stream of the SU/SU volleyball match looks. There is some black geometric figure falling from the top down. Yellow lines on the court don’t help. The title says JUCO volleyball? WTH? It really also has a fish bowl feel to it. Other than that. Great! Did I…… Continue reading Sunday, Oct 30 Match Day!