Citing the health and safety of the DIII student-athlete, coaches, administrators and the communities as their priority, Division III Presidents’ Council has cancelled the fall championships. Not much more to say here as everything has led up to this. I assume schools can still go their own way if they can find opponents but I…… Continue reading Division III Cancels Fall – Official
The Board of Directors have descended from the mountain top with their 3…whoops…2 tablets and have decreed that rope shall be giveth to each Division for them to decide how to hang themselves. I mean there was a lot more to it, but that’s basically it. Politically, I think they actually did the right thing…… Continue reading NCAA’s Non-Decision
Update (8:30 pm) – Looks like the NCAA is still discussing things. They say wait for tomorrow. Rumors on Twitter seem to indicate that the NCAA will punt their decision down to the individual divisions. This allows them to cancel DII and DIII but keep the dream alive for DI. However they decide to do…… Continue reading Is Today (scratch that) Tomorrow the Day?
The NCAA put out a release that says basically nothing about whether they will cancel the fall championships. In fairness, this isn’t an easy decision but at some levels it really is. The Board of Governors decided to continue the discussion in August. So, look away. Nothing to see here. This non-decision keeps hope alive…… Continue reading NCAA Shrugs Shoulders
A year or so ago I had a couple of coaches told me about a presentation that Jan Gentry (NCAA Associate Directory of Championships and Alliances) gave at the convention that dealt with how teams are selected for the NCAA championships. I never got the coaches to send me a link to the presentation but…… Continue reading NCAA Mock Championship Selection Presentation
The Massey Ratings have been in existence since 1995 although, I admit, I paid them no attention until last year. In the grand scheme of life, they are as important as any other ranking service, which means not very, but it should be pointed out that the AVCA actually mentions them as a resource to…… Continue reading Massey Ratings and Selection
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!