Archive for ‘NCAA Conferences & Education’

04/05/2014

Badger Team: Next National Champ

What does it take to be a national champion in college basketball? Since Bo Ryan coached four national title teams in Div. III at UW-Platteville between 1991 and 1999, I’m sure he knows, and I suspect he is well-aware his current Badger squad has a real chance to go all the way in Div I.

This season, Wisconsin already demonstrated a physical ability, as they defeated some of the best, with wins over Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Michigan St., Oregon and now Arizona. The Badgers are tough enough to get the job done. Against Oregon, Dekker took hard blow to the jaw, and Jackson was literally thrown to the floor, but they got back up. They moved on.

Wisconsin is tough, because each starter can sink 3-point shots. Our smothering defense keeps most at bay. Even when an aspiring NBA player, like Joe Young of Oregon, tallies up 29 points (unconsciously and with his eyes closed I might add) the Badgers still win, because they avoid turnovers, draw fouls, sink free throws, work the clock, and confuse opponents with a well-balanced attack. Since no one knows which Badger may lead the scoring on a given day, opponents have a hard time defensively.

Even though UW has the physical ability to win it all, it won’t happen now at the Final Four level, unless we gain a psychological edge, by getting our minds right. TV talking heads, who know little about UW, will pigeonhole our guys, and after Arizona, they’ll talk up Kaminsky, as if he was the only Badger all season. They’ll ignore Brust, Gasser, Dekker and Jackson, as if they weren’t even on the court. But our guys can’t let that kind of talk get into their heads. Frank should never even think his performances alone will determine the outcome. It’s too heavy a burden to carry. Likewise, Ben, Josh, Sam and Traevon can never be led to believe they can be mediocre, since the media declared Frank will do it all. All five Badgers are equally essential to a win, and if one isn’t playing well, the other four must pick up the slack.

What most outsiders don’t know is the Badgers are a team of five players. The sum of the whole is greater than the individual parts. Wisconsin had a great season as a team. They advanced to the Final Four as a team. Now, if they continue to play as a team, they will win the National Championship. PS: Bo: No more technicals!

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12/07/2012

Wisconsin: Win With Player-Coaches

Dr. Beilema and 11 resident-physicians have been performing surgery for 13 hours. Five times they suffered major setbacks and thought the procedure was hopeless, but during eight other critical moments, they gained a renewed optimism. With only an hour to go, Beilema and the residents huddle around the operating table.

Dr. Beilema: I know this surgery isn’t finished, but I’m leaving.

As he removes his surgical gown, the residents are shocked.

Dr. Phillips: You’re leaving now? But Dr. Beilema, we’re just residents and interns. You’re paid to guide us. What will happen?

Dr. Beilema: Why do I care? I have to move to Arkansas, now.

Dr. Beilema just walks out, leaving the 11 residents behind.

Dr. O’Brien: I can’t finish the surgery, as my hands are too jittery.

Dr. Stave: Since I was hurt earlier this year, I can’t do it either.

Dr. Phillips: You have great hands, Dr. Abbrederis, can you help me close up the patient?

Dr. Borland: Wait a minute! We’re not going to just close him up, and let him die, after all our work!

Dr. Phillips: You’re right! Let’s find that old Dr. Barry. Doctors Ball and White, you run down the hall to the right, and Doctors Abbrederis and Pedersen, go left. See if you can catch Dr. Barry. Bring him to the Operating Room!

As the four break from the huddle, they sprint out of the door, quickly locate Dr. Barry, and usher him in.

Dr. Barry: What the hell is going on in here?

Dr. Phillips: We’ve been in surgery 13 hours. Dr. Beilema walked out on us, with only an hour to go. He thinks we have a lost cause.

Dr. Barry: Oh my god, who opened such a big hole in the patient?

Dr. Phillips: Doctors Frederick and Wagner did that.

Dr. White: Big openings give Dr. Ball and I more room to work.

Dr. Barry: Does anyone know the prognosis?

Dr. Borland: We need to stop a west coast virus called Stanford.

Dr. Taylor: It’s been done twice this year! It can be eradicated!

Dr. Barry: I’ve seen the strain, and yes, I know it can be beaten.

Dr. Phillips: Can you finish the surgery for us, Dr. Barry?

Dr. Barry: No, I don’t even know if I can stay my feet. I’ll watch and give advice from the sidelines, but you’ll have to finish.

Dr. Ball: But you’re a legend! You succeeded in situations like this three times. We read about it. We saw the films!

Dr. Barry: In those cases, I was involved from start to finish. Look, I’ve watched you guys perform. Let me tell you, if you save the situation, you’re the ones who will become the legend, not me.

Dr. Phillips: But can we really make the save ourselves?

Dr. Barry: You know the procedures! You’ve been here all along, not me. Like player-coaches at a sporting event, you can step up. Doctors Phillips, Ball, and Abbrederis can move the surgery forward, while Borland and Taylor just stop the virus from spreading. If the patient dies, blame me. If you succeed, you’ll be remembered as the legendary team that prevailed against all odds.

After a knock at the door, a florist walks in with a box of flowers.

Dr. Barry: Why are you bringing flowers in this room?

Florist: I was told there was going to be a funeral at Wisconsin.

Dr. Phillips: Dr. Barry, let me handle this! We are not quitting!

Florist: But what do I do with these roses?

Dr. Ball: Put them down. We’ll need them on Jan. 1, 2013.

12/06/2012

Beilema: Only Chickens Miss Roses

We are living in such a sad time, where there is so much greed, it totally permeates our culture, and there is no longer any refuge where morals remain, including our universities. Greed has infested the minds of college officials to the point, where students are now taught the wrong lesson, as in the case of former UW football coach Bret Beilema, who by his recent actions, has instructed young minds that immorality has no consequence.

What morally-grounded person would win a Big-10 championship game, qualify for the Rose Bowl, and then quit abruptly, leaving his team on a lurch to fend for themselves? What sick mind would value money so much, that he would burn every single bridge behind, as he high-tailed it out of state? It doesn’t matter how many games Beilema won at Wisconsin in the past, from now on, he should be booed.

I once taught part-time at a university, where I was paid the paltry sum of $3,000 to $4,000 for a 16-week class. I was wondering what would have happened if I had just quit in the 14th week, as my students were preparing for their final exam, and they had questions. A descent professor wouldn’t do that to his students.

I also practiced law. I wonder what would have happened if I had worked on a case for about a year, and a few weeks before trial, simply quit, and walked away. Not only would the judge be all over me for unethical behavior, I could have faced discipline.

But Bret Beilema, lives in the immoral world of greed. They have different rules. His world is all about Beilema. I can go to the Southeastern Conference. I can make even more than the obscene amount I’m already overpaid. It’s about me, the great Beilema. How lucky Wisconsin was. Oh, how fortunate Arkansas will be.

Get over yourself Beilema. You were overpaid. You inherited a football program with great recruiting. You dropped the ball at two Rose Bowls, and at many other winnable games. You were a coward afraid to lose a third Rose Bowl, so you quit. Go ahead to Arkansas. You’ll be right at home next to Tysen Foods, the world’s greatest producer of chickens.

11/23/2012

Big Ten: Expand to 20 and Divide by 2

Now that the Big Ten has grown to 14 teams, by adding Maryland and Rutgers, six more should be invited, to expand the conference to 20, so two 10-member divisions could be created.

Iowa State should be recruited to form a 10-team Big Ten-West, which would be a return to the traditional Midwestern alignment.

Big Ten-West (1 private, 9 public schools, 7 states)
24,000–Nebraska–Lincoln (Big-10) (1869)
29,000–Iowa St.–Ames (Big-12) (1858)
30,800–Iowa–Iowa City (Big-10)(1847)
52,000–Minnesota–Minneapolis (Big-10)(1851)
42,000–Wisconsin–Madison (Big-10)(1848)
15,000–Northwestern–Evanston (Big-10)(1851)
41,900–Illinois–Urbana (Big-10)(1867)
42,000–Indiana–Bloomington (Big-10)(1820)
39,000–Purdue–West Lafayette (Big-10)(1869)
41,000–Michigan–Ann Arbor (Big-10)(1817)

The Big Ten-East would start with Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, and Rutgers. They would invite five more eastern teams: Ohio (at Athens), Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Delaware. The Big Ten-East would be as follows:

Big Ten-East (10 public schools from 7 states)
41,000–Michigan St.–East Lansing (Big-10)(1855)
56,000–Ohio State–Columbus (Big-10)(1870)
44,505–Penn State–Carlisle (Big-10)(1855)
28,993–Rutgers–New Brunswick, NJ (Big-E) (1766)
37,600–Maryland–College Park (ACC) (1807)
20,619–Ohio University–Athens (Mid-A)(1804)
42,421–U of Cincinnati (Big E)(1819)
28,823–U of Pittsburgh (Big-E)(1787)
29,000–West Virginia–Morgantown (Big-E)(1867)
19,499–Delaware–Newark (Col)(1743)

03/18/2012

NCAA New Div III “New England-64”

Appendix E for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “New England-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF NEW ENGLAND (10 teams/3 states)
2,817–Holy Cross, Massachusetts (P-L-I) mc
2,300–Wellesley, Mass (NEWM-III) mc
2,600–Smith, Massachusetts (NEWM-III) hc
2,482–Middlebury, Vermont (NESCA-III) mc
2,124–Williams, Mass. (NESCA-III) mc
2,100–Mt. Holyoke, Mass. (NEWM-III) hc
1,838–Colby, Maine (NESCA-III) mc
1,777–Bowdoin, Maine (NESCA-III) mc
1,744–Amherst, Mass. (NESCA-III) mc
1,738–Bates, Maine (NESCA-III) mc

SCHOLARS OF NEW YORK–CT (10 teams/2 states)
2,837–Colgate, New York (P-L-I) mc
2,766–Wesleyan, Conn. (NESCA-III) mc
2,734–Skidmore, New York (Lib-III) hc
2,446–Vassar, New York (Lib-III) mc
2,341–Trinity, Connecticut (NESCA-III) hc
2,327–St. Lawrence, New York (Lib-III) hc
2,197–Union, New York (Lib-III) hc
1,958–Bard, New York (Lib-III) hc
1,911–Connecticut College (NESCA-III) hc
1,882–Hamilton, New York (NESCA-III) mc

SCHOLARS OF PENNSYLVANIA (10 teams/1 state)
2,600–Gettysburg, Penn. (CentC-III) hc
2,500–Grove City, Pennsylvania (Pres-III) hc
2,457–Muhlenberg, Penn. (CentC-III) hc
2,382–La Fayette, Pennsylvania (P-L-I) mc
2,381–Dickinson, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
2,104–Franklin-Marshall, Penn (CentC-III) hc
2,100–Allegheny, Pennsylvania (NCA-III) vc
1,890–Bryn Mawr, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
1,525–Swarthmore, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
1,519–Washington & Jeff, Penn. (Pres-III) hc

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE (8 Catholic teams)
2,753–Assumption, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
2,686–Salve Regina, Rhode Island (CCC-III)
2,437–St. Michael’s, Vermont (NE-10-II)
2,386–Stonehill, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
2,350–Emmanuel, Massachusetts (Gt-NE-III)
2,300–Rivier, New Hampshire (Gt-NE-III)
2,251–Merrimack, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
1,945–St. Anselm, New Hampshire (NE-10-II)

NEW ENGLAND ATHLETIC (13 private teams)
New England Division (6 teams/4 states)
3,000–Norwich, Vermont (Gt-NE-III)
2,879–U of New England, Maine (CCC-III)
2,871–Franklin Pierce, New H. (NE-10-II)
2,600–Husson, Maine (ECF-III/NAtl.-III)
2,200–Norwich, Vermont (ECF-III)
1,769–Albertus Magnus, Conn. (Gt-NE-III)
Massachusetts Division (7 teams/1 state)
3,020–Western New England, MA (CCC-III)
2,780–Clark, Massachusetts (NEWM-III)
2,079–Becker, Mass. (ECF-III/NEC-III)
1,951–Nichols, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
1,645–Gordon, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
1,550–Wheaton, Massachusetts (NEWM-III)
1,501–Bay Path, Massachusetts (NEC-III)

NEW YORK ATHLETIC (13 private teams/1 state)
3,100–Nyack, New York City (C-Atl.-II)
3,017–Yeshiva, New York (Sky-L-III)
2,900–D’Youville, New York (A-Mt-III)
2,848–Clarkson, New York (Lib-III)
2,700–Mt. St Mary, New York (Sky-L-III)
2,695–Manhattanville, NY (Mid-A-F-III)
2,500–St. John Fisher, New York (Emp.-III)
2,431–Concordia, New York (C-At-II)
2,310–Utica, New York (Emp.-III)
2,275–Wagner, New York City (NE-I)
2,200–Sage Cottages, NY (E) (Sky-L-III)
2,055–Alfred, New York (Emp.-III)
1,521–Keuka, New York (NEA-III)

For more Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12); 4) NCAA New Div III “New South-64” (3-16-12); 5) NCAA New Div III “East Coast-64” (3-17-12).

03/17/2012

NCAA New Div III “East Coast-64”

Appendix D for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com The new Div. III “East Coast-64” would have five sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

EASTERN STATES (14 public teams/6 states)
Northern Division (5 public teams/3 states)
2,424–Maine-Farmington (Nac-III)
2,130–Castleton State, Vermont (Nac-III)
1,916–Johnson State, Vermont (Nac-III)
1,811–Massachusetts Liberal Arts (MASt-III)
1,600–Maine-Presque Isle (Ind.-III)
Southern Division (9 public teams/3 states)
3,029–U Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA (WV-II)
2,760–SUNY-IT-Utica, New York (NEA-III)
2,649–Lincoln State, Penn. (Cent-I-II)
2,500–SUNY-Cobleskill, NY (NEA-III)
1,950–St. Mary’s College, MD (Cap-A-III)
1,704–U of Pitt-Greensburg, PA (A-Mt-III)
1,695–Penn State-Harrisburg (NEA-III)
1,500–SUNY Maritime, NY (Sky-L-III)
1,488–Cheney State, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)

MIDDLE ATLANTIC (15 teams/1 state)
2,976–Messiah, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
2,808–U of Sciences, Pennsylvania (C-Atl-II)
2,416–Elizabethtown, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
2,401–Albright, Pennsylvania (Mid-AtC-III)
2,300–Chatham, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
2,241–Delaware, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
2,200–Philadelphia Bible, Penn. (Col-St-III)
2,102–Lebanon Valley, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
1,900–Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (LD-M-III)
1,820–Cedar Crest, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,792–Moravian, Penn. (LD-M/CeC-III)
1,791–Geneva, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
1,600–Keystone, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,583–Ursinus, Pennsylvania (CeC-III)
1,500–Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)

CENTRAL ATLANTIC (15 Catholic schools/1 state)
Pennsylvania Division (8 teams/1 state)
2,830–Misericordia, Penn. (Mid-A-F-III)
2,725–King’s, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
2,618–St. Francis, Pennsylvania (NE-I)
2,470–Marywood, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,957–La Roche, Pennsylvania (A-Mt-III)
1,860–Seton Hill, Pennsylvania (WV-II)
1,652–St. Vincent, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
1,600–Mt. Aloysius, Pennsylvania (A-Mt-III)
Philadelphia Division (7 teams/1 state)
3,000–Neumann, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
2,906–Alvernia, Pennsylvania (Mid-AtC-III)
2,230–Rosemont, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
2,100–Holy Family, Pennsylvania (C-At-II)
2,017–Gwynedd-Mercy, Penn. (Col-St-III)
2,000–Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (C-At-II)
1,759–Cabrini, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)

EASTERN SHORE (10 private teams/3 states & DC)
2,647–Drew, New Jersey (LD-M-III)
2,500–Stevenson, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
2,400–Wesley, Delaware (Cap-A-III)
2,248–Hood, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
2,100–Trinity, Wash. DC (Ind.-III)
2,000–Bloomfield, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,780–Stevens Tech, New Jersey (Emp.-III)
1,800–Caldwell, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,600–Goldey-Beacom, Delaware (C-At-II)
1,597–Centenary, New Jersey (Col-St-III)

EASTERN HARBOR (10 Catholic teams/3 states)
3,000–Siena, New York (M-At-I)
2,953–St. Francis College, New York (NE-I)
2,797–Le Moyne, New York (NE-10-II)
2,406–St. Bonaventure, New York (Atl.-10-I)
2,400–Thomas Aquinas, New York (ECC-II)
2,373–Mt. St. Mary’s, Maryland (NE-I)
2,044–St. Elizabeth, New Jersey (NEA-III)
1,700–Felcian, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,678–Dominican, New York (C-At-II)
1,527–Mt St Vincent, New York (Sky-L-III)

For more Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For more Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12); 4) NCAA New Div III “New South-64” (3-16-12).

03/16/2012

NCAA New Div III “New South-64”

Appendix C for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “New South-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF THE SOUTH (11 teams/7 states)
2,682–Guilford, North Carolina (Old-D-III) vc
2,200–Wash & Lee, Virginia (Old-D-III) mc
2,100–North Greenville Baptist, SC (C-Car-II)
1,756–Davidson, North Carolina (SO-I) mc
1,690–Rhodes, Tennessee (SoColl-III) hc
1,600–Birmingham South, AL (SoColl-III)
1,500–Virginia Military (BS-I) vc
1,495–Wolford, South Carolina (SO-I) vc
1,383–Sewanee U South, TN (SoColl-III) hc
1,282–Covenant, Georgia (GtSA-III)
1,215–Centre, Kentucky (SoColl-III) hc

SOUTHERN STATES (10 public teams/6 states & DC)
3,033–Georgia Southwest State (P-B-II)
3,000–U Montevallo State, Alabama (P-B-II)
3,000–Lander State, South Carolina (P-B-II)
3,000–Concord State, West Virginia (WV-II)
2,606–Kentucky State. Frankfurt (S-I-II) mc
2,500–Mississippi Valley State (SWA-I) mc
2,400–West Liberty State, WV (WV-II)
1,800–Bluefield State, West Virginia (WV-II)
1,740–Gallaudet, Wash. DC (NEA-III/ECF-III)
1,600–Glenville State, West Virginia (WV-II)

OLD VIRGINIAN (10 private teams/1 state)
2,719–Averett, Virginia (USA-S-III)
2,500–Lynchburg, Virginia (Old-D-III)
2,242–Mary Baldwin, Virginia (USA-S-III)
2,100–Roanoke, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,700–Virginia Union (Cent-I-II)
1,690–Bridgewater, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,606–Shenandoah, Virginia (USA-S-III)
1,446–Virginia Wesleyan (Old-D-III)
1,146–Randolph-Macon, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,120–Hampden-Sydney, Virginia (Old-D-III)

NORTH CAROLINIAN (11 private teams/1 state)
2,800–Shaw, North Carolina (Cent-I-II)
2,500–Mt Olive, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
2,300–Wingate, North Carolina (S-At-II)
2,215–Methodist, North Carolina (USA-S-III)
2,100–Queens, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
1,990–Meredith, North Carolina (USA-S-III)
1,800–Lenoir, North Carolina (S-At-II)
1,500–St. Augustine, NC (Cent-I-II)
1,500–Johnson C. Smith, NC (Cent-I-II)
1,320–Belmont, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
1,300–Mars Hill, North Carolina (S-At-II)

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN (10 teams/3 states)
3,000–Lipscomb, Tennessee (Atl.-Sun-I)
2,579–Lincoln Memorial, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,115–Carson, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,053–Tusculum, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,000–Lane, Tennessee (S-I-II)
1,900–Thomas More, Kentucky (Path-III)
1,800–King, Tennessee (C-Car-II)
1,720–Christian Bros, Tennessee (G-S-II)
1,692–Spalding, Kentucky (SLI-III)
1,400–West Virginia Wesleyan (WV-II)

SOUTHERN COLLEGIAN (12 teams/4 states)
3,000–Tuskegee, Alabama (S-I-II)
3,000–Morehouse, Georgia (S-I-II)
2,500–Benedict, South Carolina (S-I-II)
2,379–Anderson, South Carolina (S-At-II)
2,318–Spelman, Georgia (GtSA-III)
2,200–Stetson, Florida (A-Sun-I)
2,046–Flagler, Florida (P-B-II)
2,000–Piedmont, Georgia (GtSA-III)
1,900–Miles, Alabama (S-I-II)
1,800–Claflin, South Carolina (S-I-II)
1,500–Stillman, Alabama (S-I-II)
1,300–Presbyterian, South Carolina (BS-I)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” League (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12).

03/15/2012

NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64”

Appendix B for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “Heartland-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF ILLINOIS-WISCONSIN (10 teams)
2,513–Augustana, Illinois (CCIW-III) vc
2,282–Wheaton , Illinois (CCIW-III) hc
2,169–Milwaukee School of Eng (NAC-III)
2,167–North Central, Illinois (CCIW-III) vc
2,113–Illinois Wesleyan (CCIW-III) hc
1,415–Lawrence, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) hc
1,355–Knox, Illinois (Mid-W-III) hc
1,342–Lake Forest, Illinois (Mid-W-III) vc
1,288–Beloit, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) hc
1,036–Ripon, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) vc

SCHOLARS OF INDIANA-MICHIGAN (10 teams)
3,050–Evansville, Indiana (MO-V) vc
2,350–DePauw, Indiana (NCA-III) hc
1,970–Rose-Hulman Tech, IN (H-LD-III) hc
1,970–Albion, Michigan (MI-III) vc
1,400–St. Mary’s Indiana (MI-III)
1,340–Kalamazoo, Michigan (MI-III) hc
1,326–Hillsdale, Michigan (GtLI-II) vc
1,300–Alma, Michigan (MI-III) vc
1,194–Earlham, Indiana (H-LD-III) vc
1,062–Hanover, Indiana (H-LD-III)

SCHOLARS OF OHIO (10 teams/1 state)
3,050–Wittenberg, Ohio (NCA-III) vc
3,000–Muskingum, Ohio (OAC-III)
2,850–Oberlin, Ohio (NCA-III) mc
2,300–Mt. Union, Alliance Ohio (OAC-III)
2,100–Dennison, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,850–Ohio Wesleyan (NCA-III) hc
1,827–Wooster, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,640–Kenyon, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,395–Hiram, Ohio (NCA-III)
1,350–Marietta, Ohio (OAC-III)

WISCONSIN CONFERENCE (11 teams/1 state)
2,991–Viterbo-La Crosse, Wis. (MCC-NAIA)
2,689–Wisconsin-Superior (WisIAA.-III)
2,493–Carroll, Waukesha, Wis. (Mid-W-III)
2,374–Carthage, Kenosha, Wis. (CCIW-III)
2,019–St. Norbert-DePere, Wis. (Mid-W-III)
1,963–Concordia, Mequon, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,664–Alverno, Milwaukee, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,565–Edgewood-Madison, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,443–Mt. Mary, Milwaukee, Wis. (Ind.-III)
1,383–Marian-Fond du Lac, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,082–Lakeland, Sheboygan, Wis. (NAC-III)

ILLINOIS-INDIANA CONF (11 teams/2 states)
3,065–Anderson, Indiana (H-LD-III)
2,748–Elmhurst, Illinois (CCIW-III)
2,520–Benedictine, Illinois (NAC-III)
2,118–Millikin, Illinois (CCIW-III)
1,814–North Park, Illinois (CCIW-III)
1,650–Trine, Indiana (MI-III)
1,500–St. Joseph’s, Indiana (GLV-II)
1,475–Dominican, Illinois (NAC-III)
1,314–Monmouth, Illinois (Mid-W-III)
1,269–Quincy, Illinois (GLV-II)
1,200–Greenville, Illinois (SLI-III)

OHIO-MICHIGAN CONF (12 private teams/ 2 states)
2,750–Lake Superior St., Michigan (GtLI-II)
2,600–Malone, Ohio (GtLI-II)
2,500–Walsh, Ohio (GtLI-II)
2,259–Mt. St Joseph’s, Ohio (H-LD-III)
2,238–Franciscan, Ohio (A-Mt-III)
2,237–Ohio Dominion (GtLI-II)
1,688–Northwood, Michigan (GtLI-II)
1,666–Wilmington, Ohio (OAC-III)
1,600–Heidelberg, Ohio (OAC-III)
1,505–Urbana, Ohio (G-LK)
1,191–Bluffton, Ohio (H-LD-III)
1,086–Olivet, Michigan (MI-III)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III, see jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12).

03/14/2012

NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64”

Appendix A for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “Wild West-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS WEST (15 private teams/6 states)
Western Collegiate (8 teams/3 states)
2,785–U of Puget Sound, WA (NWC-III) hc
2,700–Clare-Mudd-Scripts (SCIAC-III) mc
2,500–Pomona-Pitzer, CA (SCIAC-III) mc
2,504–Whitworth, Washington (NWC-III) hc
2,469–Willamette, Oregon (NWC-III) vc
2,086–Cal. Tech (SCIAC-III) mc
1,839–Occidental, California (SCIAC-III) hc
1,450–Whitman, Washington (NWC-III) hc
Southwest Collegiate (7 teams/3 states)
2,487–Trinity, Texas (SoCol.-III) hc
2,011–Colorado College (SoCol.-III) hc
1,500–Colorado Christian (R-Mt-II) hc
1,400–Hendrix, Arkansas (SoCol.-III) vc
1,371–U of Ozarks, Arkansas (AmSW-III) mc
1,291–Austin, Texas (SoCol.-III) vc
1,265–Southwestern, Texas (SoCol.-III) hc

SCHOLARS MIDWEST (13 private teams/4 states)
Minnesota Collegiate (7 private teams/1 state)
3,007–St. Olaf, Minnesota (MNI-III) hc
2,788–Concordia, MN (N-Sun-II/MNI-III) vc
2,600–Gustavus Adolphus, MN (MNI-III) vc
2,049–St. Benedict, Minnesota (MNI-III) vc
1,996–Macalester, Minnesota (MNI-III) hc
1,958–Carleton, Minnesota (MNI-III) mc
1,917–St. John’s, Minnesota (MNI-III) vc
Midwest Collegiate (6 private teams/3 states)
1,966–Simpson, Iowa (II-III) vc
1,804–Wartburg, Iowa (II-III) vc
1,745–Augustana, South Dakota (N-Sun-II) vc
1,636–Grinnell, Iowa (Mid-W-III) hc
1,600–Nebraska Wesleyan (Ind.-III) vc
1,355–Coe, Iowa (II-III) vc

WESTERN PUBLIC (9 public teams/8 states)
3,000–Chadron State, Nebraska (R-Mt-II)
2,775–Minnesota-Crookston (N-Sun-II)
2,500–Western New Mexico (R-Mt-II)
2,486–Adams State, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
2,400–Western State, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
2,070–Sul Ross State, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,900–Minnesota-Morris (UMA-III)
1,889–NW Oklahoma State (G-Am-II)
1,200–Oklahoma Panhandle State (H-LD-II)

WESTERN AMERICAN (8 private teams/4 states)
2,500–Pacific U, Oregon (NWC-III)
2,125–Dominican, California (Pac-W-II)
2,110–Linfield, Oregon (NWC-III)
1,685–La Verne, California (SCIAC-III)
1,630–NW Nazarene, Idaho (GtNW-II)
1,628–St. Martin’s, Washington (GtNW-II)
1,600–Notre Dame, California (Pac-W-II)
1,540–Whittier, California (SCIAC-III)

SOUTHWESTERN AMERICAN (11 teams/4 states)
3,000–Rockhurst, Missouri (GLV-II)
2,900–Fontbonne, Missouri (SLI-III)
2,713–Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas (AmSW-III)
2,333–Hardin Simmons, Texas (AmSW-III)
2,200–Newman, Kansas (H-LD-II)
2,110–S. Nazarene, Oklahoma (G-Am-II)
1,448–Quachita Baptist, Arkansas (G-Am-II)
1,430–Mc Murry, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,400–Howard Payne, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,400–Texas Lutheran (AmSW-III)
1,350–East Texas Baptist (AmSW-III)

MIDWESTERN AMERICAN (8 private teams/ 3 states)
2,944–Northwestern, Minnesota (UMA-III)
2,775–Buena Vista, Iowa (II-III)
2,758–U of Mary, North Dakota (N-Sun-II)
2,573–Luther, Iowa (II-III)
1,743–Loras, Iowa (II-III)
1,575–Central, Iowa (II-III)
1,361–Dubuque, Iowa (II-III)
1,300–Crown, Minnesota (UMA-III)

For Div I, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For Div II, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III, see jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12).

03/13/2012

NCAA Div III: Five 64-Team Leagues

Div III of the NCAA currently has 32 overgrown universities, with enrollments of more than 9,000 each, which should be moved into Div I, as well as 102 colleges, with between 3,107 and 9,000 students, which should join a re-designed Div II.

A new Div III should be constructed by corralling 320 small colleges, with enrollments ranging from 1,300 to 3,107, and then carving them up into five 64-member leagues, along geographic lines. In determining size, all full-time undergraduate and graduate students would be counted.

The new Div III leagues would be known as the: 1) Wild West-64; 2) Heartland-64; 3) New South-64; 4) East Coast-64; and 5) New England-64.

The five leagues of 64 each would be particularly useful in determining post-season bids for a Div III March Madness tourney, as each would be able to hold three equally exciting pre-March tournaments in Nov., Dec., and Jan.

The reconfigured Div III would start by keeping 220 teams presently among their ranks. They would then add 79 currently in Div II; 20 in Div I, and 1 from the NAIA, to assemble the 320 squads.

Realigning the divisions based strictly on enrollment is the only fair and reasonable way to do things, and the NCAA should make the necessary rule changes to bring it about.

All of us should ask: Why are there so many small schools in Div I, when they belong in Div III? The following are just some examples:

(Enrollment, College, State, Current Conference)
1,300–Presbyterian, South Carolina (Big-S-I)
1,495–Wolford, South Carolina (Southern-I)
1,500–Virginia Military (Big-S-I)
1,756–Davidson, North Carolina (Southern-I)
2,200–Stetson, Florida (Atlantic Sun-I)
2,275–Wagner, New York City (NE-I)
2,373–Mt. St. Mary’s, Maryland (NE-I)
2,382–La Fayette, Pennsylvania (Patriot-I)
2,406–St. Bonaventure, New York (Atl.-10-I)
2,500–Mississippi Valley State (SWA-I)
2,618–St. Francis, Pennsylvania (NE-I)
2,817–Holy Cross, Massachusetts (Patriot-I)
2,837–Colgate, New York (Patriot-I)
2,953–St. Francis College, New York (NE-I)
3,000–Siena, New York (Metro Atlantic-I)
3,000–Lipscomb, Tennessee (Atlantic Sun-I)
3,050–Evansville, Indiana (MO-V)

Over the next five days, the specific teams re-assigned to each of the five newly created Div III 64-member leagues will be posted here at: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com.

For Div I, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For Div II, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).