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February 17, 2018 Penn College coach out in season's final week Ryan Callahan spent just short of three seasons as Penn College's head coach, resigning with one game left in the Wildcats' season.
February 17, 2018 Saturday women: Winner take some The automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament are the real prize, and they'll be up for grabs next week. But Ohio Northern, St. Thomas and FDU-Florham clinched the top spots for the upcoming playoffs with wins on Saturday.
February 16, 2018 Assistant to replace Dean at Eastern Mennonite In January, EMU coach Kirby Dean announced his 15th season as the head coach of the Royals would be his last. Late in the regular season, the athletic department announced its succession plan.
February 16, 2018 Kerans announces she's stepping down from coaching Lori Kerans, who has coached Millikin women's basketball for 32 seasons, including the 2005 national championship, will step away from her coaching role at the end of the season.
February 16, 2018 Petrie to retire from Gettysburg After 45 years, 29 as head coach of men's basketball, George Petrie is heading for retirement at the end of Gettysburg's season.
February 15, 2018 Whitworth not asking what if What if the refs had made a different call at the end of Whitworth's last-second loss to Whitman? What if the Pirates hadn't lost one of their best players to a season-ending injury? Don't bother asking Whitworth these questions because the Pirates are charting their course toward another NCAA Tournament.
February 14, 2018 Turnaround has TCNJ poised for postseason play Last season TCNJ needed to beat Rutgers-Newark in the regular season finale to make the NJAC playoffs, and didn't. The Lions close the regular season against Rutgers-Newark tonight, but they are a better team in a better position with postseason play guaranteed.
February 14, 2018 Springer providing bounce off the bench When Messiah lost starting forward Alecia Rohrer to injury early in the season, Leah Springer stepped in and led the team to a 9-0 start. Now Rohrer is back and Springer comes off the bench to give the Falcons a potent low-post scoring punch.
February 14, 2018 AMCAT sophomore ties record Mike Rapoza went 18-for-18 in Anna Maria's 102-84 win over Mount Idea on Tuesday night, tying the Division III men's basketball record held by two others for single-game field goal percentage. Game recap courtesy of Mount Ida.
February 14, 2018 Turnaround has TCNJ poised for postseason play Last season TCNJ needed to beat Rutgers-Newark in the regular season finale to make the NJAC playoffs, and didn't. The Lions close the regular season against Rutgers-Newark tonight, but they are a better team in a better position with postseason play guaranteed. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
February 14, 2018 Second men's regional rankings released The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their second set of rankings. Here's the full list.
February 14, 2018 Second women's regional rankings released DePauw is one of nine teams with zero or one losses in Division III ranked in this week's regional rankings. Check out the full list.
February 14, 2018 Men's wrapup: Witt falls again, and Witt's not alone Wittenberg lost for the second time after a 22-0 start, the top-ranked team in the Atlantic lost by 21, a newly minted regionally ranked team lost at home by 18 and a ranking hopeful lost at home after coughing up a 23-point lead in Wednesday's Division III men's basketball action.
February 14, 2018 Women's wrapup: Ali 2k; Wartburg survives Coe's shot at the buzzer did not fall, allowing Wartburg to escape unbeaten, while Ali Rinfrette reached the 2,000-point plateau, a conference tournament got underway and more in Wednesday's women's wrapup.
February 12, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 11, 2018 Hoopsville: Wait What?! Wait... what?! How did... but they... wow.. Another crazy week(end) of Division III basketball leaves us more questions to answer, heads to scratch, and what-ifs to contemplate. Sunday night's episode of Hoopsville promises to ... hmm, maybe we shouldn't promise more than the show. Watch it On Demand, or listen to the podcast, right here:
February 10, 2018 Mammoth weekend includes Hixon milestone Amherst started the weekend two games out of first in the NESCAC and finished it with hosting rights for the upcoming playoffs. The Mammoths followed Friday's win over Williams by beating No. 5 Middlebury, and David Hixon picked up his 800th win in the process.
February 10, 2018 Men: Seven ranked teams upset Saturday afternoon Wittenberg? No longer unbeaten. Middlebury? Fell again. MIT? Still reeling. Plus Swarthmore went down in double overtime, Lyco lost its third in four games, York fell at home and the top 10 didn't agree with Eastern Connecticut so much. More in the wrapup.
February 10, 2018 Saturday women: Let's wrap this up No. 8 DePauw rallied past Kenyon to win its sixth NCAC title in seven years, No. 13 Scranton secured the top spot in the Landmark and No. 1 Amherst completed another perfect regular season. Meanwhile a win for George Fox and a loss for Ohio Northern kept the NWC and OAC races interesting entering the final week of the season.
February 9, 2018 Committee finds strength in numbers The job of building the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament brackets falls on the shoulders of 16 coaches and administrators who volunteer their time, despite often having their own teams to lead. Ryan Scott takes you inside their process in this week's Around the Nation.
February 8, 2018 Fifty isn't nifty enough for Superior Ask the UW-Superior women's basketball team how many conference games they've won in a row, and the answer might surprise you. They don't know. That's because the Yellowjackets are more focused on the winning at least one game in the NCAA Tournament. Nathan Ford has more in Around the West.
February 8, 2018 Thursday: Number one with a Bullet Gettysburg erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit and knocked off Muhlenberg 71-70 to sweep the regular season series from the Mules. The Bullets' win effectively wraps up the top spot in the Centennial Conference tournament. Game recap courtesy of Gettysburg College.
February 8, 2018 Sam's story Sam Toney has followed up his stellar freshman season at New Jersey City with an even better sophomore campaign, but that's a only a small part of what makes his story special. Let Sam tell you what he's been through and where he wants to go in his own words. Video courtesy of New Jersey City University.
February 7, 2018 Improvement you can measure at Lyco Lycoming seniors Alex Newbold and Chris Wallace have taken a rigorous, measurable approach to improving their free throw shooting and their game overall. As a result of their leadership the Warriors are a markedly better team this year. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
February 7, 2018 Wednesday women: Titan fall A few hours after the NCAA released its first set of regional rankings, Wheaton (Ill.) and UW-Whitewater picked up big wins over Titan teams, guaranteeing the next set will look different. Plus Hope beat arch rival Calvin at the buzzer and Wartburg secured another IIAC title.
February 5, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 3, 2018 Saturday men: Closing the gap Randolph-Macon moved into a tie for first in the ODAC with some help from Lynchburg while Albright and North Central (Ill.) gained ground on their conferences' leaders. Elsewhere Hope beat Calvin and the CSAC won bragging rights over the CUNYAC.
February 3, 2018 Saturday women: Slow your roll Stockton snapped Montclair State's 17-game winning streak while Christopher Newport prevented Marymount from taking a two-game lead in the CAC. Elsewhere Scranton and Rose-Hulman kept their winning streaks going. That and more in today's recap.
February 2, 2018 Working for the weekend The Maroons raced through the first leg of UAA play unbeaten and are 8-0 on the road. The weekends pale in comparison to the intensity Chicago's women bring to practice each week. More in Around the Central.
February 2, 2018 ATN: Public service powers Atlantic stars SUNY-Maritime center Patrick MacDonald is ready to embark on an exciting career after graduating. Staten Island's Tim Shanahan had a remarkable career before becoming a head coach. Their public service gives them a special kind of leadership and perspective on basketball.
February 2, 2018 Fourth time's the charm for Trinity Playing its fourth consecutive ranked opponent, Trinity (Conn.) broke through for a victory when the Bantams handled No. 17 Wesleyan 73-60 on Friday night. Game recap courtesy of Trinity.
February 1, 2018 Versatile Olmscheid pushes Augsburg forward Good news, MIAC fans. Your Olmscheid induced terror is almost at an end. After four years of Darrin at Concordia-Moorhead, younger brother Collin is nearing the end of his time at Augsburg. But he's making one last push for a MIAC tournament title.
February 1, 2018 5th Annual Hoopsville Marathon It was the annual Hoopsville Marathon ... scheduled for 12-hours ... finished at 14-hours. Dave was joined by coaches, student-athletes, administrators, and other guests from around the country to not only prepare for the final month of the regular season, but also celebrate what makes the division and sport so great. Watch all, or any part, that you may have missed On Demand here.
February 1, 2018 Olmscheid doing it all for Augsburg Good news, MIAC fans. Your Olmscheid induced terror is almost at an end. After four years of Darrin at Concordia-Moorhead, younger brother Collin is nearing the end of his time at Augsburg. But he's making one last push for a MIAC tournament title.
January 31, 2018 Royals on the rebound The Scranton men entered the season with lofty expectations and then crashed back to earth with a 2-8 start. After a seemingly innocuous non-conference game in December, the Royals have rebounded and find themselves right in the Landmark Conference race. Phil Soto-Ortiz has the story in Around the Mid-Altantic..
January 31, 2018 Wednesday wrap: Extra extras Babson closed ground in the NEWMAC by beating No. 8 MIT in overtime while Muhlenberg upset Swarthmore and UW-River Falls edged UW-La Crosse in overtime. Elsewhere it was a record setting night at F&M and a rival-sweeping night for Stevens Point.
January 29, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 27, 2018 Saturday women: Mammoths fend off Polar Bears No. 1 Amherst beat No. 4 Bowdoin in an extremely tight, low-scoring game atop the national rankings and NESCAC standings. Elsewhere Trine dealt Hope its first loss of the season, Capital upset Ohio Northern and St. Benedict topped Bethel.
January 27, 2018 Yosinoff reaches another milestone Andy Yosinoff, who is Division III women's basketball's active leader for coaching victories, became just the second coach ever at this level to win 800 games. His Saints rallied past Albertus Magnus on the road for the milestone win on Saturday.
January 25, 2018 Baines goes coast to coast for Oxy Entering his sophomore season at Middlebury, something besides warmer weather was pulling Zach Baines to the west coast. He transferred to Occidental where he's led the surprising Tigers to first place in the SCIAC. Nathan Ford has more in Around the West.
January 24, 2018 All hail the Spartan goofballs A perfect record through 16 games. A Top 10 ranking. A season that has the makings of something historic at York College has been the product of a tight-knit culture and the leadership of three “goofballs.” Phil Soto-Ortiz explains in this week's Around the Mid-Atlantic.
January 24, 2018 Two sets of Tigers turning it up Something fun is unfolding at East Texas Baptist, where the men's team is on the verge of matching last year's win total and the women's team has blown last year's mark away.
January 24, 2018 Wednesday wrap: On second thought Augustana, Montclair State and Hanover earned regular season splits in very different ways while Frostburg State shocked York (Pa.). In women's action Otterbein upset Marietta in overtime and Trine swept Calvin.
January 23, 2018 Pasaturo passes major milestone Staten Island senior guard Christina Pasaturo scored the 2000th point of her career in the Dolphins' 84-57 win on Monday night. The All-American guard is the active career scoring leader for Division III women's basketball.
January 23, 2018 RIT takes down No. 25 SUNY Geneseo The Tigers ended the Knights' 14-game win streak and snapped their own 14-game losing streak against SUNY Geneseo by beating them 79-76 at home. Game recap courtesy of Rochester Tech.
January 22, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 22, 2018 Scheible gets 500 in style Rochester made Jim Scheible's 500th win a memorable one as Lauren Deming scored 35 points for the Yellowjackets in a come-from-behind win at NYU on Sunday afternoon. Game recap courtesy of the University of Rochester.
January 21, 2018 LaHaye wins No. 600 at Randolph-Macon Carroll LaHaye won her 600th game in style when the Yellow Jackets knocked off Lynchburg and moved into a three-way tie for first in the ODAC.
January 20, 2018 Saturday men: Panthers pounce, York bounced No. 16 Middlebury held off No. 11 Williams 70-66 and took over first in the NESCAC with help from Amherst. Mary Washington knocked York (Pa.) off the list of unbeatens and John Carroll rolled over Marietta. Stevens Point widened its lead in the WIAC race. Get the men's recap here.
January 20, 2018 Saturday women: Ranked and rolling No. 13 St. Thomas asserted its dominance in the MIAC by trouncing St. Benedict while No. 17 Scranton and No. 20 Juniata took care of their Landmark Conference foes. Pending Sunday's results the Top 25 teams will finish the week with an almost flawless performance. Find out which ranked team stumbled in the day's recap.
January 19, 2018 ATN: Nothing lost in translation for Gibbs Jeff Gibbs was an undersized, overpowering forward who pushed Otterbein to the 2002 Division III national championship. Years later he's still grabbing boards and blocking shots in Japan. We check in with Division III basketball's version of Charles Barkley in Around the Nation.
January 18, 2018 Who is Claire Marburger? If you follow the IIAC, you might know her as Luther's All-American who transferred from Central. There is a lot more to her story that you probably don't know, including her battle with clinical depression. Claire has decided to tell that story to help others going through the same struggle.
January 18, 2018 Hoopsville: Taking the Turn It is already midway through January and conference races are in full swing. This is also when we notice what teams are rising to the top or have risen and are proving their place. Teams are also taking the turn into the second half of conference play. Watch Hoopsville On Demand here.
January 18, 2018 Regis' record win streak snapped The winning streak started in the CCC, lasted the entirety of Regis' membership in the NECC, and finally, Johnson & Wales humbled the Pride, beating Regis 77-68 in a GNAC game and ending the run at an NCAA-record 118 games.
January 17, 2018 Discipline and defense drive Marymount You might say Marymount is old school, favoring repetition and drills in practice to build discipline and defense. The Saints have bought into Ashlee Rogers approach and are racking up wins. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
January 17, 2018 Youth movement fills Beacons with hope Thirteen of the 18 players on Mass-Boston's roster are in their first year of college. Despite that youth -- or maybe because of it-- the Beacons are sitting atop the Little East Conference. Matt Noonan has their story in Around the Northeast.
January 17, 2018 Wednesday: Pointed in the right direction UW-Stevens Point beat rival UW-Whitewater on the road to tighten its grip on first place in the WIAC while Williams and Swarthmore survived scares from their archrivals. Elsewhere the OAC remains chaotic, Wittenberg kept rolling and MIT started a big week on the wrong foot.
January 15, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 13, 2018 Saturday women: Hope rises, Drew surprises No. 3 Hope defeated archrival Calvin to stay undefeated and Drew picked off previously beaten Juniata. Elsewhere Christopher Newport withstood a big rally by York (Pa.) and Rose-Hulman and Chapman extended their conference leads.
January 12, 2018 Friday: Mullins sets record at Ithaca Ithaca improved to 5-1 in the Liberty League and Jim Mullins set a new school record for career victories as the Bombers took down St. Lawrence. Plus Hamilton stayed unbeaten and the Whitman women won their showdown with George Fox.
January 11, 2018 Hoopsville: Midway Point It has already arrived. We are basically midway through the regular season and now the difficult questions start to be asked. Who can maintain the momentum and who will find their footing for a second-half run. Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave tries to look into the crystal ball and read the tea leaves. Show starts at 7pm ET right here.
January 11, 2018 ATN: On the move to find their groove Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions in a college athlete's life. What happens when that first choice ends up not being the best fit for academic, athletic or other reasons? Ryan Scott shares the stories of some Division III transfer athletes who have found a home in new places.
January 11, 2018 Bullets end Muhlenberg's perfect run Emily Gibbons recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds as Gettysburg knocked off unbeaten and 12th-ranked Muhlenberg 67-62 on Thursday night. Get Thursday's night's scores and highlights.
January 10, 2018 Kahn has UMW trusting the process After some growing pains following a coaching transition, Mary Washington is ready to compete with the CAC heavyweights. Marcus Kahn has his team trusting his process and each other, even if it involves elements like weekly yoga sessions. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
January 10, 2018 Balanced Bruins ready for battle If you’re a believer in recent history, the winner of Friday’s Whitman-George Fox game will win rest of its regular-season games. And if you're a George Fox fan, you're hoping the Bruins' balance carries the day. Nathan Ford has more in Around the West.
January 10, 2018 Wednesday men: Thunder road Wheaton scoring machine Aston Francis poured in 40 points and the Thunder topped No. 2 Augustana in Rock Island. Elsewhere Ohio Northern and Hiram showed they are conference title contenders and Hope made its only lead over arch rival Calvin count.
January 10, 2018 Wednesday women: Jeffers joins 700 club Capital head coach Dixie Jeffers became the second active Division III women's basketball coach and fifth all time to win 700 games as her Crusaders downed Heidelberg. Elsewhere Wartburg dominated Luther and the two ranked OAC teams narrowly avoided upsets.
January 9, 2018 MIT engineering a consistent run Consistency, as any coach or player would tell you, is not easy to maintain, but somehow Larry Anderson’s MIT men's basketball program has found a way to remain consistent for quite some time, especially in a competitive conference.
January 9, 2018 Emory embraces the pressure The senior class at Emory came to the school the year after the Eagles reached the Elite 8, and played on the program's Sweet 16 team as freshmen. So it's safe to say that they know the expectations that come with being 10-2. More in Around the Region.
January 9, 2018 Lawrence men's coach steps down Joel DePagter has stepped down from his position as Lawrence's head men's basketball coach midway through his 11th season. DePagter is the only man to win the Player and Coach of the Year awards in the Midwest Conference.
January 8, 2018 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 4, 2018 Wednesday: UWW, Hope take Round 1 UW-Whitewater beat UW-Oshkosh in dramatic fashion to take the first of two regular season games between the WIAC favorites while Hope won on the road at Trine. Elsewhere Babson beat MIT in overtime and Juniata survived a scare at Lancaster Bible.
January 3, 2018 Mules' seniors carry the torch When Brandi Vallely, Rachel Plotke, Christina Manning and Chelsea Gary arrived at Muhlenberg four years ago, there wasn't much to do but watch, wait and learn. So they did, and now they're are on their way to potentially being the best senior class in program history. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
January 3, 2018 Hoping 2018 starts where 2017 ended Many of us focus on what we can do differently when the calendar changes from one year to another. Some teams, like Central, Hamline and Augsburg, hope that 2018 picks up where 2017 left off. Nathan Ford explains in Around the West.
January 3, 2018 ATR: Mules' seniors carrying the torch When Brandi Vallely, Rachel Plotke, Christina Manning and Chelsea Gary arrived at Muhlenberg four years ago, there wasn't much to do but watch, wait and learn. So they did, and now they're are on their way to potentially being the best senior class in program history. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
January 3, 2018 Wednesday: The bigger they come The night started with No. 6 Lycoming losing by 10 to Leb Val and then things got worse for highly ranked teams. Illinois Wesleyan beat No. 2 Augustana by 19, Stevens Point rolled No. 3 River Falls by 25 and Whitewater blasted Oshkosh by 26. Get the recap from a wild night of conference play.
January 2, 2018 Quick action from Dubuque assistant averts tragedy Dubuque women's basketball assistant coach Justin Smith jumped into action to steer the team's bus to safety when the driver lost consciousness during the team's drive home from the Music City Classic.
December 30, 2017 Saturday: Titans trip on Ripon Ripon surprised No. 4 UW-Oshkosh 83-80 in Wisconsin Dells to send the Titans into WIAC play with a loss. Elsewhere the Whitewater men defeated St. Norbert, Wittenberg stayed perfect and the Wartburg women made their case to be No. 1.
December 29, 2017 Friday: Feeling better than just Albright Albright scored the biggest upset of the Division III women's basketball season to date as the Lions knocked off top-ranked and undefeated Tufts, 62-59. On the men's side, Augustana impressed, York (Pa.) thrilled and Marietta ground out a win in Top 25 battles.
December 22, 2017 NJCU women's coach suspended New Jersey City women's head coach Robyn Burton has been suspended by the university for the rest of the season pending an investigation of two brawls between her team and the women's team at York (N.Y.) on Dec. 13.
December 21, 2017 Muskingum player killed in accident Less than 24 hours after scoring his 1,000th career point, Jerrell Marsh died in a single-vehicle crash on I-70 in Ohio.
December 20, 2017 Thomas More rolls in Top 10 showdown No. 10 Thomas More routed No. 2 Christopher Newport 86-53 at the Hoop N' Surf Christmas Classic in Hawaii. The Saints outscored the Captains 67-36 in the game's final three quarters. Recap courtesy of Christopher Newport.
December 19, 2017 Tuesday: Passing first term finals The Marietta women and York (Pa.) men closed the first semester with hard-fought wins while Todd Raridon reached a milestone at North Central (Ill.) and Wheaton (Ill.) halted Whitworth's long-running win streak. Get the recap from an unusually full Tuesday night.
December 18, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 16, 2017 Saturday: Scranton grounds Falcons No. 22 Scranton defeated No. 17 Messiah in overtime and the fourth time was the charm for Luther in its win over No. 11 St. Thomas. Plus FDU-Florham's sensational sophomore erupts and Marietta moves a step closer to program history. Get the recap of Saturday's women's action here.
December 14, 2017 Oliver inspiring at SJU Watch St. John's senior John Oliver closely and you may notice something about his play-- his tenacious defense, his energy, his vertical leaping ability. Then you may notice that he's doing it all with one hand and wonder how. Oliver explains to Nathan Ford in this week's Around the West column.
December 14, 2017 Wednesday: 38 special for Tommies No. 11 St. Thomas showed its still the team to beat in the MIAC by beating No. 12 Gustavus Adolphus for the Tommies' 38th straight conference victory. Elsewhere York (Pa.) split its big double-header and the Ferrum men beat Averett in a thriller.
December 13, 2017 ATR: Cabrini's renaissance big man Cabrini center Tyheim Monroe is the best rebounder in Division III men's basketball. When the Cavaliers lost a key player for the season, Monroe had to return to his roots as a guard. Plus Sarah Sommer checks in with CSAC leaders Gwynedd Mercy in Around the Atlantic.
December 12, 2017 ATR: Dani, Danny and the new look Eagles Always a good defender for Juniata, senior Dani Atkinson is now a scoring threat, and she has help in the post from Morgan Instone and Gracie Stauffer. Put it all together and Coach Danny Young-Uhrich has an Eagles team on the rise. Phil Soto-Ortiz tracks their ascent in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
December 11, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 11, 2017 Men's Top 25 poll released A new poll brings two new New England teams as MIT and Top 25 newbie Nichols enter the rankings. The WIAC puts three teams in the Top 10 and Lycoming reaches a new high point. Get the full list here.
December 9, 2017 Saturday men: Great at 8 Wittenberg and Juniata upped their record to 8-0 with impressive wins while No. 8 UW-Oshkosh won a close game at Calvin. Elsewhere the OAC race is turning into a dog fight, Augustana stayed above the fray in the CCIW and Salem State stayed hot.
December 9, 2017 Saturday women: Thunder, Saints strike first Trine edged Calvin in the first battle of the season between MIAA title contenders and Marymount beat York (Pa.) in the first matchup between CAC title contenders. Elsewhere UW-Whitewater held off Coe and UW-Superior continued its dominance in the UMAC.
December 8, 2017 Yo, Adrian! Bulldogs upset Whitewater Adrian beat UW-Whitewater 66-53 at Trine's weekend event, knocking the Warhawks from the ranks of the unbeaten and giving the Bulldogs their first win over a top-three program ever. Recap courtesy of Adrian College athletics.
December 8, 2017 Raheem Anderson reaches 2,000 points Husson senior guard Raheem Anderson needed six points on Friday night to reach 2,000 for his career and scored them less than four minutes into the game. Then he scored 12 more in the Eagles' 69-52 win over Green Mountain.
December 7, 2017 Hoopsville: Season Managment The season has finally gotten into the swing of things, just for finals and holiday breaks arrive to break things up. Teams are starting to tackle conference play while still working in some non-conference games as well. How do coaches manage this part of the season and expectations? Tonight on Hoopsville, we get some insight. Show starts at 7pm ET right here.
December 7, 2017 ATR: Coaching change in the Cards One conversation with St. John Fisher coach Rob Kornaker brought Mike Grosodonia from a nearby high school to the Cardinals' sideline. Another opened up the door for Grosodonia to become the program's new head coach. Andrew Lovell talks with Cards' coach in Around the East.
December 7, 2017 ATR: Big 4 event has surprise big winner Each year Babson, Brandeis, Salem State and Tufts gather for a weekend tournament called the New England Big 4 Challenge. This year's tournament produced a surprise winner as Salem State scored two big wins. Matt Noonan reports from Medford for Around the Northeast.
December 7, 2017 St. Norbert suspends program for 10 games The St. Norbert women's basketball team will be unable to compete in its next 10 women's basketball games due to a violation of institutional policy stemming from an on-campus alcohol-related incident involving a number of players.
December 6, 2017 Wednesday: Bringing their A game Averett continued its impressive start by knocking off another ODAC foe and Augustana opened conference play with a win over North Central. Elsewhere Transylvania trounced No. 5 Hanover and the St. Thomas women held off Bethel.
December 4, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 2, 2017 Saturday: Titans rise, Pios stung at buzzer No. 1 Whitman narrowly escaped defeat but the second and third ranked teams weren't as lucky. UW-Oshkosh outlasted Augustana in double-overtime and Wesleyan dumped Williams in a Little Three battle. Plus Baldwin Wallace stung Marietta at the buzzer. That and more in the men's recap.
December 2, 2017 Saturday: Big night for 'Roos and Blues No. 8 Whitman handled No. 19 Puget Sound and Austin surprised No. 13 Washington U. on Saturday night. Meanwhile Hope joined the 800-win club and Juniata soared over No. 16 Scranton at home. Get our women's recap here.
December 1, 2017 Tufts tops UR in Top 10 tussle No. 1 Tufts held No. 9 Rochester to nine points in the first quarter, built a double-digit lead and never looked back in a 63-51 victory at the Williams College Invitational. Game recap courtesy of the University of Rochester.
November 30, 2017 Previewing the best of the West The West Region currently has four of the top 12 teams in Division III women's basketball and the top-ranked team in Division III men's basketball. How far will those teams go this season and who else will make waves in their conference races? Nathan Ford has the answers in Around the West.
November 29, 2017 Wednesday: Holding on at home No. 7 Hanover held off a late rally by No. 16 Ohio Wesleyan to win its home opener and No. 17 Christopher Newport did the same to beat Salisbury in the CAC opener. Elsewhere Lycoming and Nichols started conference play with more convincing wins.
November 28, 2017 Scoring records made to be broken at F&M Franklin and Marshall has had a lot of great players during Glenn Robinson's 47-year career in Lancaster. But soon none will have more points than senior Brandon Federici, a volume shooter who does more than score. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
November 27, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 27, 2017 NAC gets northern exposure With four schools ready to depart the North Atlantic Conference next year, the NAC needed to add members to keep its automatic qualifying bid. On Monday it announced that Maine-Presque Isle and SUNY-Canton will join starting in 2018-19.
November 25, 2017 Saturday: Wash U, Wooster bounce back The Washington U. women and Wooster men rebounded from recent losses to beat ranked opponents on Saturday afternoon, while Keene State cooled off MIT and the Claremont women held off Ithaca. That and more in today's recap.
November 22, 2017 Miller hits milestone at Messiah Messiah College head women's basketball coach Mike Miller picked up his 600th career victory when his Falcons defeated Eastern 76-62 on Tuesday night. Read more about his accomplishment here.
November 22, 2017 Scott: GLI off to a great start Marietta knows how to throw a party. The inaugural Great Lakes Invitational featured eight teams, a memorable overtime finale and an eye-catching performance from a St. Thomas senior. Ryan Scott was on the guest list and takes you inside the Great Lakes Invitational.
November 22, 2017 Tuesday: MIT have something special MIT continued its promising season with a win at No. 6 Tufts and Hobart toppled another ranked foe. On the women's side UW-Whitewater edged Illinois Wesleyan and Roger Williams topped Mass-Dartmouth.
November 18, 2017 Saturday women: UR snaps Saints' streak Rochester ended Thomas More's regular-season winning streak that lasted almost five years while Bowdoin handed St. Thomas its first regular-season loss in two years. Elsewhere Wisconsin Lutheran's most prominent basketball family had a big day and George Fox knocked off Trinity (Texas).
November 18, 2017 Saturday men: Great finish in Great Lakes The Great Lakes Invitational lived up to its name with a fantastic finish between host Marietta and St. Thomas. Meanwhile Wash U. won a Top 10 showdown, Randolph-Macon took down Ramapo and St. John's struck a blow for D3 pride.
November 15, 2017 Getting off on the right foot Opening night for the new season featured big wins for Hobart and St. Norbert and a successful start to Babson's title defense. On the women's side the ODAC scored two upsets over ranked CAC opponents and Muhlenberg won the battle of Lehigh Valley.
November 14, 2017 Hoopsville Preseason Podcasts As we all prepare for the start of the Division III basketball season, Dave preps by taking care of some of the offseason news in a series of audio-only podcasts. The most recent episode chats with four coaches who have unique roads to talking over the helm of programs.
November 10, 2017 Preseason men's All-Americans The preseason D3hoops.com All-America team represents the anticipated top players in Division III basketball entering the season and is compiled from previous years' All-Region nominations.
November 7, 2017 Preseason women's All-Americans Who are the top Division III women's basketball players entering the 2017-18 season? Here's our list: the D3hoops.com women's basketball preseason All-America team.
November 1, 2017 Top 25 voters singing the Blues With nearly everyone back from last season's national semifinalist team, Whitman is the clear choice as the No. 1 team in our preseason poll. Where did defending champions Babson and the other two national semifinalists land? Find out here.
October 31, 2017 Tufts takes tight fight for top spot There is a familiar four atop our preseason poll as last season's national semifinalists take the top spots. Tufts is the preseason favorite, followed by Christopher Newport, defending champions Amherst and St. Thomas. Get the rest of the preseason poll here.
October 29, 2017 It's official: NCAA names ref coordinators Have you ever complained that games are officiated differently in Division III depending on where they are played and which refs are assigned? The NCAA has heard those complaints and named national coordinators to help improve the system.
October 27, 2017 One more season for Frostburg's Hatch Webb Hatch, who is the winningest coach in Frostburg State men's basketball history, announced that the upcoming season with the Bobcats will be his last.
October 18, 2017 Pioneers will forge ahead under younger Arsenault David Arsenault, Jr., who was the Pioneers' interim coach last season, will carry the interim tag one more season and then officially take over the program from his father in 2018.
October 16, 2017 Happy new season! Practice is underway for most Division III basketball programs, so we're celebrating with the release of hundreds of team schedules. Plus here's a quick summary of new teams and new conference alignments for the new season.
October 5, 2017 Thomaskutty steps down at Emory Emory announced that women's basketball coach Christy Thomaskutty is stepping down from her position for health reasons. Misha Jackson, who played and coached under Thomaskutty, will serve as interim head coach.
October 3, 2017 Kornaker steps down at St. John Fisher The winningest active men's coach in the East Region has stepped down as Rob Kornaker announced he is leaving St. John Fisher to spend more time with his family. The College named Mike Grosodonia II as his replacement.
October 3, 2017 La Crosse names Dernbach interim coach UW-La Crosse selected Stevens Point assistant Kent Dernbach as its interim head coach. He was the Pointers' interim head coach during Bob Semling's suspension related to the NCAA's investigation of program violations related to out-of-season practices.
September 28, 2017 Calhoun to consult at St. Joseph (Conn.) Earlier this summer St. Joseph announced that it will add men's athletics when it goes co-ed in 2018-19. This week the University made an even splashier announcement. Former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun will help build the school's new men's program.
September 20, 2017 St. John Fisher reels in Hilbert coach St. John Fisher named Melissa Kuberka as its new head women's basketball coach and only the third in program history. She replaces Marianne O'Connor-Ermi who led the Cardinals to two NCAA Tournaments.
September 14, 2017 Koelbl leaving Lax Ken Koelbl has decided to step down as head men's basketball coach at UW-La Crosse effective immediately. He will remain with the university in its admissions office and the Eagles will name an interim head coach.
September 8, 2017 CSAC adds Bryn Athyn and Wilson The CSAC is restocking its membership after losing five of its best programs to a new conference starting in 2018-19. Its first step is adding Bryn Athyn and Wilson that same season. D3sports.com has the story.
September 6, 2017 Mulhern moves from Superior to St. Kate's Don Mulhern, who won titles in two different conferences with UW-Superior, will be the next head coach at St. Catherine. He replaces Sean Pinkerton who took over Oswego State's program.
September 4, 2017 Successful plan sends Sikma to Hall ‘I don’t know where your career will go, but we’ll make sure we find how far it can go.’” That's what Illinois Wesleyan coach Dennie Bridges told a high school recruit named Jack Sikma 40-plus years ago. Sikma's career took him to seven NBA all-star games, a world title and now the SCB Hall of Fall. We spoke with Sikma and Bridges about the journey.
July 31, 2017 Pinkerton heads back Upstate After leading the turnaround at St. Catherine in Minnesota, Sean Pinkerton is headed back to Upstate New York to become the next head coach at Oswego State.
July 31, 2017 Generals recruit alum after coach departs Washington and Lee selected Chris McHugh as its next head men's basketball coach, replacing Adam Hutchinson who accepted an assistant coaching position at his alma mater Amherst.
July 12, 2017 ATN: From Serbia to Harvard and back Johns Hopkins alum George Bugarinovic has had a unique journey from Serbia to Canada, Kansas, Baltimore and Harvard Medical School. Now he's helping bring other aspiring doctors back to Belgrade. He's our guest in this month's Around the Nation podcast.
July 3, 2017 ODAC All-American to lead Ferrum men Shortly after announcing its upcoming move to the ODAC, Ferrum announced that one of the ODAC's best players in recent history will be its new head men's basketball coach. Tyler Sanborn, who was a two-time All-American for Guilford, was announced as the choice this week.
July 1, 2017 Petosa steps down at Staten Island Making a decision he described as "fifty percent personal and fifty percent basketball," Staten Island's Tony Petosa has resigned from his position as men's basketball coach. Petosa was the College's winningest coach in any sport with 459 wins.
June 29, 2017 St. Joseph (Conn.) to add men's sports Earlier this month the University of St. Joseph announced it would begin accepting male undergraduate schools in 2018-19. The West Hartford-based school will also add men's athletics, starting with basketball and soccer.
June 27, 2017 ODAC adds Ferrum The Old Dominion Athletic Conference needed a new member to keep its AQ in football and found one that will join the Conference in all sports. Ferrum will move from the USA South Athletic Conference in 2018-19.
June 22, 2017 D3 Player of the Year still thriving abroad 2013 D3hoops.com Player of the Year John DiBartolomeo is still turning heads on the basketball court. The University of Rochester checks in with a report on his past season and his new team in the Israel Super League.
June 16, 2017 Dickinson coach moves to Johns Hopkins After three seasons at Dickinson, Katherine Bixby is leaving the Red Devils but staying in the Centennial Conference. She will fill the vacancy created at Johns Hopkins when Nancy Funk retired.
June 9, 2017 2017 D3hoops.com Classic pairings announced The ninth edition of our annual tournament in Las Vegas features the defending women's national champs, a men's Final Four team, a multiple-time national champion and 12 more teams. Here's the full set of pairings.
June 5, 2017 TCNJ name replacement for long-time coach TCNJ needed a new women's coach after Dawn Henderson decided her 28th season would be her last. On Monday the Lions announced Francesca Jackson as their selection.
May 20, 2017 Thinking forward to Fort Wayne In April the NCAA announced Fort Wayne, Ind. will host the Division III men's championship for four years starting in 2019. We spoke with a senior member of the team that submitted the winning bid to get an inside look at the process and the strategy that goes into hosting a national championship event.
May 19, 2017 York (NY) vacates 2014 CUNYAC title due to violations The NCAA announced that York (N.Y.) will vacate several games over the span of four seasons, including its 2014 conference title and NCAA tournament games, because the College used ineligible athletes.
May 8, 2017 New Loggers coach has deep NWC roots Casey Kushiyama, who was a part of the final four teams at Whitman and George Fox, was named the new women's basketball coach at Puget Sound.
May 4, 2017 Little East gets a little bigger Castleton will join the Little East in 18 sports, including men's and women's basketball in 2018-19. The Spartans currently compete in the NAC, which will also lose Colby-Sawyer to the GNAC that same season.
May 3, 2017 Scarlet Hawks to nest in the NACC Illinois Tech should be full members of Division III in two years and it has already found a conference home. The Scarlet Hawks will be members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
April 18, 2017 Salem ain't so: Men's title game on the move After calling the Salem Civic Center home for two decades, the Division III men's basketball national semifinals will move to a different site in 2019. The NCAA announced that the final four teams will move to the midwest for four years, starting in 2018-2019.
April 18, 2017 Women's championship still a moving target The NCAA announced that three different sites will host the Division III women's basketball championship weekend for four seasons starting in 2018-19. Roanoke College will be the fourth site for championship weekend in the last five seasons.
March 28, 2017 Braden moves to Sewanee Tracey Braden, head women's basketball coach of Westminster (Mo.) for the past 10 years, is moving to Sewanee.
March 22, 2017 Mucci announces retirement Michael Mucci, the winningest coach in the 99 year history of the Haverford men's basketball program, has announced his retirement after 22 years.
March 19, 2017 Flannery's block party cause for celebration For NBA fans, "The Block" is LeBron James' title-saving stop in the 2016 NBA finals. For Division III fans, "The Block" will now be Joey Flannery's title-saving swat that sealed Babson's national title and the legacy for his senior class. Ryan Scott has the story in the season's final feature.
March 18, 2017 2017 D3hoops.com women's All-Americans Of the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country, plus a Coach and Rookie of the Year. These are our 2017 D3hoops.com women's All-American selections.
March 18, 2017 Babson finishes title run Babson defeated Augustana 79-78 in the 2017 NCAA Division III men's basketball championship game to complete its victorious return to Salem. Joey Flannery sealed the title by blocking a potential game-winning shot with three seconds left. Get the recap from Saturday's championship action in Salem, Va.
March 18, 2017 Amherst-Tufts: The threematch As you may have read previously, Amherst and Tufts are both in the NESCAC and have faced off two times before in 2017. Here's how those games went down, and links to follow tonight's title game.
March 17, 2017 Babson rallies, Augie advances The last time Augustana and Babson came to Salem the Vikings beat the Beavers by 20 in the national semifinal. Tomorrow they'll meet again for the national title after Augustana advanced past Williams and Babson rallied by Whitman.
March 16, 2017 Lynx star takes the Rhodes home The winningest coach in Rhodes women's basketball will be replaced by one of his best players. Lauren Avant Sumski returned to Rhodes to become the Lynx's next head coach following Matt Dean's retirement.
March 16, 2017 All smiles for North as Tufts heads west Tufts has ended its season in the Final Four every year that Michela North has been on the roster. Now, in her final go-round, the senior center is taking everything with a smile and a laugh.
March 16, 2017 The Tommies are all the way back Kaitlin Langer transferred from Division II, then worked patiently for two years behind an All-American. Since taking over the spotlight, she has shined. Now, she has St. Thomas back in the Final Four for the first time since 2012. Nathan Ford has more in a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
March 15, 2017 Johnson wins fight for her life, returns to Earlham Melissa Johnson, who spent more than 600 days in the hospital and missed three years of coaching after what was supposed to be routine surgery, is returning to her old job.
March 15, 2017 The Viking who can go out on top Jacob Johnston is the lone senior in the rotation for an Augustana squad that replaced all five starters from last year. The Vikings' surprising run has continued all the way to Salem, two wins away from a title. Erik Buchinger has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 15, 2017 Babson brings more balance in Salem return After losing in the sectional round of last year's tournament, Babson is headed back to the national semifinals, led by multi-time All-American Joey Flannery. The Beavers bring more than Flannery in his final push for a national title. Matt Noonan has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 14, 2017 Murphy, Blackledge win Jostens Trophy A day after being named Great Lakes Region Players of the Year, Lisa Murphy of Carnegie Mellon and Harrison Blackledge of Hope were named the 2017 Jostens Trophy winners. The Jostens Trophy recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and community service.
March 14, 2017 NABC All-Star Game rosters announced The rosters have been expanded to 10 players apiece, and here are the 20 Division III men's basketball seniors who will be going to Salem to participate in the 2017 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game.
March 14, 2017 Ozarks' men's coach steps down University of the Ozarks coach David Ferrell has resigned from his position after four years to pursue other professional opportunities, specifically in Northwest Arkansas.
March 14, 2017 Valley Forge coach steps down Jon Mack ushered Valley Forge into the NCAA as athletic director and was head coach for 17 seasons before he stepped down following this season.
March 14, 2017 Valley Forge coach steps down Jon Mack ushered Valley Forge into the NCAA as athletic director and was head coach for 17 seasons before he stepped down following this season.
March 14, 2017 Nothing blue about Whitman's fun run Whitman is undefeated and top-ranked entering the first Final Four in program and Northwest Conference history. The key to the Blues' success? Having fun. Andrew Lovell has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 14, 2017 Captains roommates take the next step together Sam Porter and Devon Byrd bonded the first time they met on Christopher Newport's campus. Three years later, the roommates have the Captains two wins away from a national championship. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
March 14, 2017 Nelson retires from JHU after 606 career wins After 31 years, more than 500 wins and 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament, Blue Jay basketball coach Bill Nelson is hanging it up.
March 13, 2017 2017 D3hoops.com All-Region teams announced The D3hoops.com All-Region teams are in, based on 723 nominations. It's the 16th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
March 10, 2017 Rusty Rainbolt returns to ASC Former American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year Rusty Rainbolt has been named head coach for the East Texas Baptist women's basketball program.
March 10, 2017 Wise to leave Millsaps coaching role Long-time Millsaps head men's basketball coach Tim Wise, will be relinquishing his coaching duties and moving into a full-time administrative role within the athletics department.
March 9, 2017 Orange you glad Augie's resilient? Augustana has overcome graduating six players off last year's team and losing a key player in late January. So there was no need for Chrishawn Orange and company to panic when they trailed St. Thomas late in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Erik Buchinger tells the Vikings' tale in a Road to Salem feature.
March 9, 2017 Playoffs came early for Wartburg Friday night will be Wartburg's third game in the NCAA Tournament, but the Knights have been in playoff mode for weeks now. They had to win their final two regular season games just to make the IIAC tournament, and then win three there to reach the Big Dance. Ryan Scott catches up with the Knights on their Road to Salem.
March 8, 2017 Hart, Belton win All-Star Game final vote Fan balloting came in early and strong for Derek Hart of Clarkson. But for Medaille's Johnathan Belton, it was a close finish to pull out the second spot. The full results of fan voting, plus more All-Star Game details.
March 8, 2017 Senior-powered Gulls enjoying the ride Endicott's run to the round of 16 has been powered by a senior-laden starting lineup and a day-by-day approach preached by coach Kevin Bettencourt. The Gulls are enjoying the moment and hope to extend it with another win at Middlebury on Friday night. Matt Noonan has their story in a Road to Salem feature.
March 8, 2017 Keene State finds focus for playoffs Keene State admits that it had some difficulty looking ahead to the postseason during the regular season, and that led to four losses in five games in December. Now that the Owls have landed in the NCAA Tournament, they are focused and flying high. Sarah Sommer has their story in a Road to Salem feature.
March 7, 2017 A fitting finale for Carse Craig Carse has spent 40 years coaching, 26 as a head coach. His career at Hardin-Simmons will conclude near his hometown in Marietta, or at the Final Four. Either way, it's a fitting farewell for a man who has given so much to so many.
March 7, 2017 Close calls give Hanover confidence Crunch time has been clutch time for the Panthers all season. The high-wire act continues into the Sweet 16. The young squad believes that it hasn't yet reached its full potential, and hopes to turn the narrow regular season escapes into more convincing postseason triumphs.
March 7, 2017 Marymount continues journey to second weekend Marymount head coach Ashlee Rogers understands what the NCAA Tournament journey is all about. She took four of them as a player. This year's version of the Saints hope to follow in those footsteps. Ryan Scott brings you along on a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
March 7, 2017 Wheel of Fortune at New Paltz After hitting rock bottom in 2014, the Hawks have steadily improved each season. The competition begins with game shows and board games in the locker room. Those friendly but intense competitions foster the trust that has led to the program's resurgence.
March 6, 2017 All-Star voting returns to D3hoops.com Starting at noon ET on Monday, fans can cast an online ballot to choose two players to participate in the 2017 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game, taking place at the Final Four.
March 6, 2017 All-Star voting closed for 2017 Eight players are on the ballot for the fan vote for the 2017 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game, and you can only vote on D3hoops.com! The race for the second spot is neck and neck on Wednesday morning!
March 2, 2017 Trying to take the next step Last year Oswego State had the ball bounce right and made it to the Sweet 16. But even though this is the Lakers' fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in seven years, they haven't had much success in March. They'll try to change that in Brian Sortino's senior season. More in a Road to Salem feature.
March 2, 2017 No drama for Wartburg this time around Last year, Wartburg had to quickly reassemble its women's basketball team, recall its two-sport athletes from Florida, and find a way forward after getting a surprise at-large bid. Now all those sophomores are juniors who went 25-2 and got in much more automatically. A Road to Grand Rapids feature.
February 28, 2017 Jostens Trophy finalists announced The Salem Rotary Club announced the 20 finalists for Division III's premier award recognizing excellence on and off the court. The men's and women's award winner will be introduced on Thursday, March 16.
February 28, 2017 Rhodes women's coach retires Lynx head women's basketball coach Matt Dean, will step down from his duties, after 15 seasons as head coach and 12 more as an assistant men's coach.
February 28, 2017 UW-Oshkosh's selection was off the charts It didn't seem like UW-Oshkosh had a chance at being selected as an at-large team to the Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament, considering they went just 17-10. Here's a look at how unusual it was.
February 27, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 27, 2017 Hoopsville Special: Bracket Breakdown The brackets are out! Now time to answer questions and give our first-look reactions. On this Hoopsville Special, Dave McHugh reacted and answered your questions to the NCAA tournament brackets. We also heared from both committee chairs.
February 27, 2017 New men's Top 25 released As we get ready for the NCAA tournament starting Friday, Whitman is the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. How many teams that missed the NCAA tournament remained ranked? Click here to find out.
February 27, 2017 McClary resigns as Muhlenberg men's coach Scott McClary has announced his resignation after eight years as head men's basketball coach at Muhlenberg after the Mules completed a 12-12 season.
February 27, 2017 New women's Top 25 released Wheaton (Ill.) returns to the rankings and FDU-Florham enters for the first time this season in our last women's Top 25 poll before the NCAA tournament begins. Get the full list here.
February 27, 2017 Men's bracket released! Here is the bracket for the 2017 Division III men's basketball tournament with a couple of surprise at-large picks ... including the defending national champions.
February 27, 2017 Who's in? Our projected women's bracket It's an anxious time for the teams hoping for one of the 21 at-large bids to the NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament. Here are the 21 teams that we would pick and how we'd bracket them in our annual bracket projection.
February 27, 2017 Women's bracket released! Here is the bracket for the 2017 Division III women's basketball tournament which brings good news to Grand Rapids, Mich., and Newberg, Ore.
February 26, 2017 Sunday: One final surprise In a season full of surprises, MIT provided one more as the Engineers upset No. 1 Babson in the NEWMAC title game, popping someone's bubble and creating the chance for a new top team entering the NCAA tournament. Meanwhile we'll have four perfect teams in the women's NCAA tourney.
February 26, 2017 Who's in? Our projected men's bracket We picked our projected teams live on Hoopsville tonight. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2017 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
February 25, 2017 Saturday men: Feels like the first time Swarthmore and Nichols are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. Wooster is going there for the 26th time. Either way all the teams who clinched bids today are feeling great while some of Division III's heavyweights will have nervous waits for Monday. All that in today's recap.
February 25, 2017 Saturday women: Tourney mainstays return The 2017 Division III women's basketball tournament will have lots of familiar names. Wash U? Check. Scranton? Check. DePauw? Check. Messiah? Check. Thomas More? Check. That still leaves some room for surprises, like the SUNYAC champ. Get the recap here.
February 24, 2017 ETBU women's coach out after two years Edsel Hamilton is no longer women's basketball coach at East Texas Baptist after the Tigers won 14 fewer games than a year ago.
February 24, 2017 Nadelhoffer out at Millikin After six seasons of trying to turn the Big Blue around, Matt Nadelhoffer is no longer head men's basketball coach at Millikin.
February 24, 2017 Friday: Half-court heave wins NJAC Championship weekend got off to a stellar start as Ramapo beat New Jersey City University in the NJAC title game with a half-court buzzer beater. In other early finals the Staten Island women won the CUNYAC and Calvin bounced Hope from the MIAA tournament.
February 24, 2017 Who's in the men's tournament? The men's 64-team tournament is now set. Here are the teams that secured automatic qualifying bids, those that received one of the 21 at-large bids and links to all the championship week coverage.
February 23, 2017 Hoopsville: Championship Week We are in the midst of the final push. In a few days, 86 teams will have punched their tickets to the NCAA tournament and plenty more will be holding their breathe hoping to be selected. We recap the latest rankings and try and figure out who is in trouble and who is safe on Hoopsville.
February 23, 2017 Thursday: Champs in bubble trouble St. John's edged St. Thomas out of the MIAC tournament and perhaps out of the post season entirely. The bottom two teams in the IIAC tournament are the last two standing while the NWC women's tournament got off to a thrilling start.
February 23, 2017 Mullen steps down as women's basketball coach Nichols women’s basketball head coach Alice Mullen has announced her resignation to assume a full-time role in the Sport Management department at the college.
February 22, 2017 DeSales Baird regains shooting touch When DeSales' Megan Baird started a new student teaching gig, it messed with her schedule, her energy levels and her shot. Now she's comfortable in that schedule and regaining her scoring touch. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
February 22, 2017 Better late than never for SUNY Poly SUNY Poly's top players only have an abbreviated stint playing for the Wildcats. They are making the most out of their time after transferring late in their college careers, learning to play with and lead eight freshmen. More in Around the East.
February 22, 2017 Updated men's regional rankings released Here's the most recent look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities, heading into conference championship games and Selection Sunday this weekend.
February 22, 2017 Wednesday: Upstate upstarts Union outlasted St. Lawrence in double overtime and Hobart upset Skidmore to oust the top two seeds in the Liberty League tournament. Elsewhere Moravian knocked Susquehanna into the at-large pool and two sixth seeds advanced on the women's side.
February 21, 2017 WIAC champions, b'gosh! UW-Oshkosh had been on the verge of winning the WIAC title since shortly after coach Brad Fischer arrived. Last week the Titans broke through with senior point guard Taylor Schmidt leading the charge. Erik Buchinger has their story in Around the Central.
February 21, 2017 Schlosser decides its time to step down Most coaches don't get the storybook ending where they're victoriously carried off the floor on their players' shoulders. But hopefully they have a lifetime of memories and relationships when they do coach their final game. That's the case for E'town's Bob Schlosser.
February 21, 2017 Brandeis' sister act comes to a close The final week of the regular season will have lots of great stories, but not all of them will involve conference playoffs. Brandeis will play its final game this weekend, bringing a special journey for sisters Noel and Paris Hodges to a close. Matt Noonan has more.
February 21, 2017 Tuesday: Terrible two's day It was a rough night for second seeds in the conference playoffs. Muskingum upset John Carroll, NJCU topped TCNJ and the Staten Island women stopped Lehman. Plus the CCIW's zany regular season came to a fitting end.
February 20, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 18, 2017 Daniel Webster goes down with a fight The last men's basketball game in Daniel Webster College history ended with a punch, a stomp, a brawl, three arrests and a forfeit.
February 16, 2017 Neumann shows grit in Cabrini win Neumann has blown out most of its opponents this year, raising questions how ready it will be for the NCAA tournament. The Knights' win over Cabrini in a playoff like environment on Wednesday night is an important step toward showing they're ready for March.
February 16, 2017 MIT women take a stand President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration had an immediate impact on five members of the MIT community who were denied re-entry into the country in late January. The MIT women's basketball team decided to take a stand in support of those affected. Matt Noonan has their story in Around the Northeast.
February 16, 2017 Hoopsville: Crunch Time Regional rankings show teams moving around. Regular season games are wrapping up; conference tournaments are beginning. It is crunch time in Division III. On Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to teams that are either leading their conference or trying to shake things up as the season concludes. Almost all of them do not know if they will be playing in March. Watch the show On Demand.
February 16, 2017 ATR: MIT women take a stand President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration had an immediate impact on five members of the MIT community who were denied re-entry into the country in late January. The MIT women's basketball team decided to take a stand in support of those affected. Matt Noonan has their story in Around the Northeast.
February 15, 2017 Standing tall on his own two feet Tyler Stenglein overcame a gruesome leg injury in high school. Upon arriving at Nazareth, he endured a frustrating medical redshirt season. Now back to full strength, he is one of the top players in the Empire 8. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.
February 15, 2017 ATR: New-look SVC back on top of the PAC St. Vincent graduated eight players from last year's roster. Despite winning four straight PAC tournaments, the Bearcats were picked to finish second this year. Once the newcomers jelled with the handful of returning players, the Bearcats played their way back to a familiar position.
February 15, 2017 Second men's regional rankings released Here's an updated look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities, with Babson holding onto the No. 1 spot in the Northeast.
February 15, 2017 Second women's regional rankings released The NCAA tournament selection committee released its second set of regional rankings today. Get the full list here.
February 15, 2017 Wednesday men: Let's wrap it up That's just what Babson, Christopher Newport, Hanover and Neumann did with victories that secured home court advantage throughout their conference playoffs. Meanwhile Scranton got the inside track in the Landmark race and Ohio Wesleyan moved a step away from a third straight NCAC title.
February 15, 2017 Wednesday: Pitt's stop leads to victory UW-Oshkosh edged Whitewater thanks to Jaimee Pitt's game-saving steal and won its 12th WIAC women's basketball title. Elsewhere Scranton extended its road winning streak and WPI created havoc in the NEWMAC race.
February 14, 2017 A week full of possibilities Following our review of all 42 conference playoff pictures in Around the Nation last week, Phil Soto-Ortiz gets you caught up on the playoff possibilities in the Mid Atlantic Region. With five days and two games left in the regular season for most teams, there's a lot to play for.
February 14, 2017 The Sound and the history Puget Sound knocked off all of the top contenders in the NWC. By doing so, the Loggers clinched the program's first outright NWC title. Nathan Ford explains how they did it, plus guides us through all of the other conference races out West.
February 14, 2017 The Sound and the history Puget Sound knocked off all of the top contenders in the NWC. By doing so, the Loggers clinched the program's first outright NWC title. Nathan Ford explains how they did it, plus guides us through all of the other conference races out West.
February 13, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 13, 2017 New-look Bearcats back on top of the PAC St. Vincent graduated eight players from last year's roster. Despite winning four straight PAC tournaments, the Bearcats were picked to finish second this year. Once the newcomers jelled with the handful of returning players, the Bearcats played their way back to a familiar position.
February 11, 2017 Saturday men: Take-charge kind of guys Swarthmore took charge in the Centennial Conference by rolling over Johns Hopkins, while Ramapo took the top seed in the NJAC and River Falls took home the WIAC title by beating Whitewater. Meanwhile no one wants to take charge in the CCIW. Read on in today's recap.
February 11, 2017 Saturday women: Headed for higher ground The HCAC will go through Terre Haute since Rose-Hulman secured the top seed with its win over Manchester. Scranton edged Catholic to split their season series while Kenyon tripped DePauw and Penn St-Harrisburg stunned Mary Washington. That and more in today's recap.
February 10, 2017 Good work by you Four players were honored this week by the national basketball coaches associations and Allstate Insurance for their community service. The honorees are Holly Denfeld from MSOE, Grace Smith from Kalamazoo, Steven Weidlich from Susquehanna and Evan Greening from Pitt-Bradford.
February 9, 2017 Falcons focused on great opportunities UW-River Falls heads into its big game against Whitewater knowing that it's on the verge of something special. A win there gives the Falcons the WIAC title and one or two more would lock up an NCAA tournament bid. Coach Jeff Berkof and his team are focused on taking advantage of these opportunities, as Erik Buchinger explains in Around the Central.
February 8, 2017 Farmingdale's Graham ready for the moment Midway through the season Farmingdale State moved Matthew Graham from starter to sixth man, and that move has paid off in a big way. Graham has developed a knack for hitting clutch shots in close games and the Rams have won 12 straight. More in Around the Atlantic.
February 8, 2017 Seeing is believing for Gallaudet men History is in reach for the Bison, who are on the verge of earning the program's first NCAA tournament berth. At Gallaudet, the coaches and players recognize that they're playing for something greater than themselves. More in Around the East.
February 8, 2017 Count out Tommies at your own risk St. Thomas stumbled early this season, but the defending men's champs are gaining momentum when it matters most. Meanwhile, the women's team is dominating, eager to avenge last season's disappointing finish. More in Around the West.
February 8, 2017 First men's regional rankings released Today we get our first look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities. The men's committees released their first set of regional rankings with the women to follow later.
February 8, 2017 First women's regional rankings released The NCAA tournament selection committee released its first set of regional rankings today with four undefeated teams at the top, two one-loss teams and two two-loss teams. Get the full list here.
February 8, 2017 Wednesday men: Time after time North Park and Carthage needed two overtimes to decide their CCIW clash while Mount Union and Muskingum needed three for their OAC battle. Rosemont only needed one OT to beat Neumann and Hope needed overtime and some help to clinch the MIAA title.
February 7, 2017 Stellar Mustang hoping for one more run Entering this week, Sarah Tarbert has played 22 games and tallied 22 double-doubles. She's been a powerhouse since she transferred to Stevenson from Division I UMBC as a sophomore, and she's hoping for one more postseason run with the Mustangs.
February 6, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 6, 2017 Geneva, PAC helping to “Wynn the battle” Geneva coach Lori Wynn made an uplifting return to the sidelines on January 28. The coach's spirits have been lifted by the outpouring of support from throughout the PAC. Everyone wants Lori to #WynnTheBattle. More in Around the Great Lakes.
February 4, 2017 Saturday men: Eyes on the prize Benedictine has more than its eyes on the NACC's prize while Wooster moved in front of Denison in the NCAC, TCNJ got loser to Ramapo in the NJAC and River Falls slipped a bit in the WIAC. Get the standing-shaping results and more from Saturday.
February 4, 2017 Saturday women: Wait, is that a final? One of the most anticipated games of the season will also be one of the lowest scoring games. No. 2 Amherst beat No. 1 Tufts 36-35 to make its claim to move atop the national rankings. Meanwhile Trinity (Texas) earned a split with Texas Lutheran and Stout stunned Whitewater.
February 2, 2017 St. Norbert moves beyond the streak St. Norbert's 72-game MWC winning streak ended when the Green Knights lost to Ripon last month. Coach Grzesk and his team have used that loss to look back on what they accomplished and look forward to what they still can. Erik Buchinger has the story in Around the Central.
February 1, 2017 TCNJ "on the brink" of greatness The TCNJ men aren't a great team yet, but they are on the brink of something special, and this week's games against Rowan and No. 7 Ramapo will determine how close they are. Sarah Sommer talks with the Lions in this week's Around the Atlantic.
February 1, 2017 Wednesday men: OWU battling back Ohio Wesleyan got 52 points from its two Preseason All-Americans and knocked off No. 12 Denison to create a three-way tie for first in the NCAC while Methodist won a thriller to take first place in the USA South. Plus the HCAC remains tight as ever, as explained in tonight's recap.
February 1, 2017 Wednesday women: Tommies on top, Eagles get even St. Thomas defeated Gustavus Adolphus in what may have been the MIAC title game and Mary Washington evened its season series with Christopher Newport. Elsewhere Hope and Calvin played a game worthy of their rivalry. Get the night's recap here.
January 31, 2017 Still unbroken, still unbeaten Once again, tragedy struck Geneseo's women's basketball program. Somehow, the Knights have channeled their grief into a 20-0 start while honoring their teammates who were lost far too soon. More in Around the East.
January 31, 2017 Randolph-Macon flipping the script Last season was a setback for Randolph-Macon. This season opened with more frustration. Then, a switch was flipped once conference play began. A former high school soccer star is leading the Yellow Jackets' turnaround. More in Around the South.
January 31, 2017 Schlosser stepping down at E-town Elizabethtown announced that long-time head coach Bob Schlosser will retire at the end of this season, wrapping up a career that spanned 27 years, more than 350 victories and a national runner-up appearance in 2002.
January 30, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 30, 2017 FDU suspends Mitchell FDU-Florham women’s coach Marc Mitchell, who led the Devils to a national championship and undefeated season in 2014, has been suspended by the University pending completion of an investigation into allegations of misconduct. More details inside.
January 28, 2017 Saturday men: Hoping for a spark If the playoffs started today, Bates and Moravian would've been on the road and Carthage would've been on the verge of missing them completely. But the playoffs didn't start today, and those teams gained wins that could spark a strong finish.
January 27, 2017 Friday: Lakers stay great Oswego State built a double-digit lead on Brockport and then held off the Golden Eagles to take over first place in the SUNYAC. Elsewhere the Wash U women won at Carnegie Mellon and Puget Sound swept George Fox.
January 25, 2017 Schettino dishing and swishing for Staten Island Frank Schettino leads Staten Island in scoring and is second in the nation in assists and he has led the Dolphins to a perfect record in the CUNYAC. Coach Tony Petosa needs him on the court, but sometimes he needs to bench him, too. Sarah Sommer explains in Around the Atlantic.
January 25, 2017 From Georgia teammates to New York rivals Deshon Burgess and Willie Zachery are Liberty League foes now. The paths that led them here differ, but they share humble southern beginnings and limitless futures. More in Around the East.
January 25, 2017 Both coaches, AD, out at Mount St. Vincent The women's basketball team, riding a seven-game winning streak and a half-game out of first, will have a different coach the rest of the way, while the men's basketball head coach and two assistants are out as well in an unusual midseason firing.
January 25, 2017 Holmes sets D3 career rebound record Denison's Jordan Holmes grabbed 17 rebounds to break Ronda Jo Miller's record for rebounds in a career. Holmes, who also owns the Division III career record for blocked shots, has 1,560 boards. Recap courtesy of Denison University.
January 25, 2017 Wednesday men: Rivalry night revelry Rivalry games between Calvin/Hope, Williams/Amherst and Stevens Point/Whitewater are a special treat, and it's especially rare when they all happen on the same night. Plus Christopher Newport and Salisbury play another thriller and two coaches hit milestones.
January 25, 2017 Wednesday women: Great Britons With wins over Calvin and Trine in hand, Hope had control over the MIAA title race. Then Albion threw the race open againby beating the Flying Dutch in overtime on Wednesday night. Four other ranked teams survived very close games and one did not on a very full night of women's action.
January 24, 2017 Warhawks soldier on with stingy D This season hasn't gone according to plan for UW-Whitewater because of injuries, but the Warhawks are flying high anyway. They sit atop the conference because of tough defense and emerging players like Brooke Trewyn. Erik Buchinger has more in Around the Central.
January 24, 2017 Locals leading charge for Denison The Big Red are in the top ten, led by a pair of Granville natives. Four starters are local products and summer league teammates, creating an atmosphere of excitement and chemistry around and within the program. More in Around the Great Lakes.
January 24, 2017 Captains keep even keel after big win As excited as Christopher Newport head coach Bill Broderick can be on the sidelines, his Captains keeping an even keel, even after their big win over Mary Washington. Phil Soto-Ortiz talks with the Captains about staying balanced and staying focused in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
January 24, 2017 Babson women deserve a closer look While the Babson men sit atop the Top 25, the Babson women have three losses and aren't ranked. Then again, two of those losses came to the top two teams in the country, so the Beavers deserve a closer look. Matt Noonan takes one in Around the Northeast.
January 24, 2017 Holguin at home with Tigers Monica Holguin had her sights set on walking on to a Division I team. That didn't work out, but the preseason All-American has no regrets about her decision to attend and star for Trinity. More in Around the South.
January 23, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 22, 2017 Murphy reaches milestones Entering today's game, Carnegie Mellon All-American Lisa Murphy needed five points to reach 2,000 and four rebounds to reach 1,000 in her career. She got that and a whole lot more as the Tartans routed Emory. Recap courtesy of CMU.
January 20, 2017 Friday: A-Plus performance by Amherst No. 2 Amherst built a 30-point fourth quarter lead on its way to a resounding win over No. 19 Bowdoin while No. 13 Carnegie Mellon defeated No. 23 Rochester behind another big night for Lisa Murphy. On the men's side No. 4 Tufts edged No. 24 Wesleyan.
January 18, 2017 Meet the new Vikes, same as the old Vikes Augustana entered the season without a starter from last year and still finds itself atop the CCIW. How'd the Vikings do it? A team-trip over the summer and a strong junior varsity program are part of the story. Erik Buchinger has more of it in Around the Central.
January 18, 2017 Wednesday men: Ripon ends St. Norbert's streak Ripon emphatically ended St. Norbert's 72-game winning streak against MWC opponents while Johns Hopkins coach Bill Nelson reached the 600-win milestone. Get the recap from the men's night on the hardwood here.
January 18, 2017 Wednesday women: Alone at the top Christopher Newport, Hope, UW-Whitewater and Montclair State all took sole possession of first place in their conferences by beating other contenders while Luther ensured Wartburg wouldn't get through the IIAC unscathed. Get the full recap here.
January 17, 2017 Kean ready to contend for NJAC crown It's been a while since the Kean women have made noise nationally, but the Cougars will have a chance to do so tomorrow night. They travel to Montclair State with hopes of taking over first place in the NJAC. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
January 17, 2017 Small's share Bears coming together When Ursinus was taking its lumps in the Centennial Conference two years ago, Kevin Small preached patience and sharing. Now that's paying off for the Bears who are tied for first in the conference. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
January 17, 2017 Hackley and Nagle find "inspiración" abroad Amherst's women's basketball players do great things on the court, but they also do very cool things off of it, like help communities in Costa Rica. Matt Noonan talks with Hannah Hackley and Jackie Nagel in Around the Region.
January 17, 2017 Carrying the torch at HSU Nathaniel Jack found a role model to pattern his game after, and he didn't have to look far. His former teammate and current Cowboys assistant coach pushes the senior to improve each day. More in Around the South.
January 17, 2017 Heart of a champion Josh Ruggles is a heart surgery survivor and a world record holder. Now, finally, the Loras sharpshooter once again holds a title he cherishes most: college basketball player. Nathan Ford has more in Around the West.
January 16, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 16, 2017 Spartans top Top 10 foe The good news for North Park is the Vikings are ranked ninth in the Top 25 poll released late Monday afternoon. The bad news is they lost to Manchester a couple hours later. Get the recap courtesy of Manchester.
January 14, 2017 Saturday men: Good Knight for NJCU Jalen Harris caught fire in overtime and the Gothic Knights defeated Ramapo in Saturday's only matchup between ranked teams. Elsewhere the WIAC and NESCAC races have clear front runners while the Centennial chase got tighter.
January 14, 2017 Saturday women: Perfect 10 We entered Saturday with 14 undefeated teams in Division III women's basketball and we leave the day with just ten. No. 18 Puget Sound edged No. 16 Whitman in a thriller while Montclair State, Trinity (Texas) and Messiah also picked up their first loss.
January 12, 2017 Bears built for long-haul Conference play started on a down note for the Washington U. women, but there's a long way to go and the Bears are built to contend for another UAA crown. Erik Buchinger talks with Coach Nancy Fahey about the Bears' balance and ball-control approach in Around the Central.
January 11, 2017 Rochester learns through winning Last year, the Yellowjackets learned from their mistakes in disappointing losses. Early in the 2016-17 season, they are still learning how they can play better, but have done it while earning hard-fought victories. More in Around the East.
January 11, 2017 Lady Royals flush with talent What do you get when you add two All-Americans to the regional Rookie of the Year and two talented first year players? You get a highly ranked Scranton team that's a legitimate national title contender. Phil Soto-Ortiz catches up with the Lady Royals in Around the Mid Atlantic
January 11, 2017 What's in the water in Walla Walla? Whitman's men's and women's teams are a perfect 26-0 to start the season. You better learn their new nickname soon, as the newly-christened Blues are prepared to make their name known deep into March.
January 11, 2017 Wednesday wrap: Moore than all but one Wooster beat Allegheny and Steve Moore moved into second place all-time in Division III men's basketball for coaching victories. Elsewhere Augustana and River Falls kept rolling in conference and the Ohio Northern women picked up a big win.
January 10, 2017 Florham freshman shoots to the top of conference Kendrea Williams leads the MAC Freedom in scoring and Devils' head coach Marc Mitchell aims to turn her into an even more prolific shooter. Sarah Sommer has the story from FDU-Florham in Around the Atlantic.
January 10, 2017 Rolling Warriors hungry for more Last season ended in disappointment for Eastern Connecticut and this one didn't start much better. But the Warriors turned their season around and are rolling toward a showdown with Mass-Dartmouth. That plus an interesting Williams College-NBA connection in Around the Northeast.
January 10, 2017 Scots start fast again, need to finish strong Maryville struggled in the second half of last season. This year, the Scots once again are off to a great start. Now, they need to finish the job and win a USA South title. More in Around the South.
January 9, 2017 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
January 7, 2017 Saturday men: Wash U win off the Hooks Washington U. won its conference opener on a bizarre buzzer beater you have to see to believe while Babson avoided the same mistake that helped the Beavers become the top-ranked team in the country. Elsewhere UW-Eau Claire rebounded and Transylvania had a record-breaking day.
January 7, 2017 Saturday women: Upset Athletic Association Opening day in the UAA brought surprising results with Chicago and Case Western besting No. 5 Wash U. and No. 10 Carnegie Mellon. Elizabethtown pushed Scranton to the limit while SUNY Geneseo and Gustavus Adolphus stayed perfect.
January 5, 2017 Pointers suspend Semling, impose postseason ban UW-Stevens Point men's basketball coach Bob Semling has been suspended for the rest of the season and the Pointers have imposed a postseason ban following an investigation into illegal preseason practices.
January 4, 2017 Roadrunners seek wins on repeat Ramapo head coach Chuck McBreen preaches machine-like consistency and, so far, the Roadrunners have got the message. Despite a 12-0 start to the season, Ramapo is looking for more. Sarah Sommer has the story in Around the Atlantic.
January 4, 2017 Resetting the West The holiday season is over and conference play is in full swing. Nathan Ford resets the West Region conferences to prepare you for an exciting finish to the 2016-17 season.
January 4, 2017 ATR: Roadrunners seek wins on repeat Ramapo head coach Chuck McBreen preaches machine-like consistency and, so far, the Roadrunners have got the message. Despite a 12-0 start to the season, Ramapo is looking for more. Sarah Sommer has the story in Around the Atlantic.
January 4, 2017 Wednesday men: Going gets tough Conference play has a way of bringing high-flying teams back to earth quickly. Just ask UW-Whitewater and UW-Eau Claire which opened WIAC play with losses. Or ask Ramapo which needed a big rally to beat winless Rutgers-Camden. Plus what happens when the top-scorer in the country plays score-happy Grinnell?
January 3, 2017 UWO celebrates a promise kept Before losing his father to throat cancer, former Oshkosh player Andre Wallace promised that he would earn his college degree. When a snow storm cancelled Wallace's chance to receive his diploma, the Titans came up with a creative way to celebrate the occasion. Erik Buchinger has the story in Around the Central.
January 3, 2017 Reloaded Tartans building on 2016 success Carnegie Mellon's women turned heads with a Sweet Sixteen run last season. Despite being hit hard by graduation, the Tartans reloaded and are playing up to heightened expectations this year. More in Around the Great Lakes.
January 3, 2017 Adversity hardly affecting River Hawks Very little went wrong for Susquehanna last season and the River Hawks cruised into the NCAA tournament. But they came up short in their quest for a conference crown and a Sweet 16 appearance. Will adversity push the River Hawks to higher heights? Phil Soto-Ortiz has more.
January 3, 2017 High expectations in the Cards this season While Tuesday's loss to Rhode Island College brought Wesleyan back to earth a little, there's no denying the Cardinals are off to a flying start. Matt Noonan checks in on Joe Reilly's squad as they get ready to enter NESCAC play.
January 3, 2017 ATR: UWO celebrates a promise kept Before losing his father to throat cancer, Oshkosh player Andre Wallace promised his dad that he would earn his degree. When a snow storm postponed the University's ceremony, the Titans came up with a creative way to celebrate the occasion. Erik Buchinger has the story in Around the Central.
January 3, 2017 ATR: Adversity hardly affects River Hawks Very little went wrong for Susquehanna last season and the team cruised into the NCAA tournament. But they came up short in their quest for a conference crown and a Sweet 16 appearance. Will adversity push the River Hawks to higher heights? Phil Soto-Ortiz has more.
January 2, 2017 Huntingdon coach steps down Before this season started Mike Pugh announced that this season would be his last. After the Hawks started the season 0-10, he decided to step down immediately. Former Guilford player and assistant Caleb Kimbrough takes over immediately.
January 2, 2017 New men's Top 25 released The New Year brings a new Top 25 poll with four new teams entering the rankings. The NJAC has two teams ranked, including New Jersey City, and the NESCAC has five with Middlebury and Williams joining the fun. Get the full rankings here.
December 30, 2016 Leaving Las Vegas 2-0 The men from Hardin-Simmons, Ramapo and UW-Eau Claire and the women from Puget Sound and Lewis and Clark went 2-0 at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas. If you missed any of the action from the South Point Casino and Resort, check out all our coverage here.
December 30, 2016 Wash U. wins at Wartburg Madeline Homoly scored 30 points and No. 6 Washington U. rallied past No. 8 Wartburg on its floor to win a battle of unbeaten teams. Get the recap courtesy of Washington U. with links to Friday's other headlines.
December 29, 2016 Thursday: Tommies, Tigers take Top 25 tilts St. Thomas beat Hope on a neutral floor while Trinity outlasted George Fox at home in Texas. Plus Williams and Middlebury scored big wins for the NESCAC and Stevens Point continued its recovery from a slow start.
December 23, 2016 Merry Christmas! Here's a new look for D3hoops.com! We finally have a new design, and if you're looking at us on mobile, finally, you get the full website. It's been a long time coming, but we're going into Las Vegas with a whole new look and we hope you enjoy it!
December 21, 2016 Red letter day for red birds The Wesleyan Cardinals showed their undefeated start is no fluke by handling No. 4 Marietta at the Daytona Beach Shootout. Wesleyan improved to 11-0, which is its best start since the 1911-1912 season.
December 20, 2016 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 20, 2016 Tuesday: Holiday heat for North Central, DePauw North Central beat Wartburg in Florida while the DePauw women upended UW-Oshkosh in Puerto Rico. In local match ups the Oshkosh men, Augustana women and DeSales women posted impressive wins. Get the full recap from a full night.
December 17, 2016 Saturday men: Give 'em the heave ho Salisbury stayed undefeated by beating Christopher Newport on a half-court heave while Rowan ended Swarthmore's perfect run. Elsewhere Capital pulled itself into a first place tie and River Falls entered the holiday break on a roll.
December 14, 2016 Pride springs major upset Springfield was 0-2 against the NESCAC and Amherst was 2-0 against the NEWMAC, but neither trend held on Wednesday night. Springfield built a 10-point lead and held on to beat top-ranked Amherst 71-70 at Blake Arena.
December 12, 2016 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 12, 2016 Nesci reaches 500 wins New York University men's coach Joe Nesci picked up his 500th career victory as the Violets came from behind to beat Brooklyn, 70-67. Nesci has a 500-240 record in 26-plus seasons at NYU.
December 10, 2016 Men's wrap: Streak stoppers After losing four of its first five games, John Carroll jump started its season by beating No. 3 Marietta 88-76. Carroll picked up its first win since returning to the CCIW and Stevens Point won at Hope. Get the full recap from a full day's action.
December 10, 2016 Saturday women: Use the fourth Big fourth quarters propelled Ithaca, Montclair State and UW-Oshkosh to wins in different ways. The Bombers rallied past No. 9 Rochester on the road while Montclair State pulled away from Rowan and Oshkosh put away Wheaton in the final periods. Get the full recap from the day.
December 8, 2016 Quick-strike Del Rosario leads Lehman With a quick trigger and a fearless offensive approach, Amely Del Rosario is leading the nation in scoring. She also led Lehman to the NCAA tournament last year. Sara Sommer talks with the Lightning's leader in Around the Atlantic.
December 8, 2016 Hoopsville: The Undefeateds The season has started fast and for some teams they still haven't lost. Not unexpected for some, maybe completely unexpected for others. On Thursday's edition of Hoopsville, Dave talks to several undefeated teams including the both No. 1 Amherst and No. 2 Babson coaches after their double-overtime thriller. Watch On Demand now!
December 8, 2016 Awesome Dawson shot lifts Amherst Jayde Dawson's game-winning shot with less than a second to play in double overtime gave No. 1 Amherst a 99-97 victory over No. 2 Babson. Amherst's Johnny McCarthy hit two game-tying threes in extra time while Joey Flannery scored 41 for Babson. Game recap courtesy of Babson.
December 7, 2016 The man with a plan When Harry Johnson felt out of his element in his first year at Bard, he made a life-changing decision. He decided to dedicate his time and energy to making an impact at Bard and around the world. More in Around the East.
December 7, 2016 Day-by-day, Eagles eye bigger prize “We’ve got to play ’em one day at a time.” It's a cliché that holds true for Mary Washington head coach Deena Applebury and her Eagles. So far they've all been good days and Applebury is on the verge of setting a new school record. Phil Soto-Ortiz has more in Around the Mid Atlantic.
December 7, 2016 Shooting to win with winners who shoot When Peg Swadener took over a 1-24 Willamette program, she knew what kind of players she wanted to recruit. Now, her team's style and culture is translating to wins. More in Around the West.
December 7, 2016 Saturday women: Headed out on a high note Hope is headed into holiday break on a high note after beating UW-Stevens Point. So are Elizabethtown and SUNYIT, which continued their impressive starts. Plus Trinity (Texas) posted a statement win over No. 18 Puget Sound.
December 7, 2016 Wednesday: Stalwarts stumble St. Thomas and Wooster, which are the standard bearers for their conferences, picked up early losses in conference play as Hamline and Hiram scored upsets. Elsewhere the North Park men and Bethel women continued their surge. Get the recap here.
December 6, 2016 North Park eyes returns to prominence Once upon a time North Park was the most dominant program in Division III basketball, winning five national titles in 10 years. Then the Vikings dropped out of the national picture and into the CCIW cellar for years. But now the Vikings have two All-Americans, a Top 25 ranking and dreams of a bigger prize. Erik Buchinger has more in Around the Central.
December 6, 2016 Strong start puts Marietta coach at ease The Marietta Way calls for reloading. Despite graduating three starters and facing a grueling early-season schedule, the Pioneers are off and running. Joe Sager has more in Around the Great Lakes.
December 6, 2016 Corsairs move from hunters to hunted The offseason was a bit of a roller coaster for Mass-Dartmouth -- up when the Corsairs were picked as Little East Conference favorites, down when they lost their top returning player to season-ending injury. The Corsairs' 6-0 start puts them back on the rise and in a different role than usual.
December 6, 2016 Grand theft Quaker Anais Weatherly is filling up the stat sheet for Guilford, but the senior takes the most pride in her nation-leading six steals per game. Her two-way versatility is leading the defending ODAC champions to a 7-0 start. More in Around the South.
December 5, 2016 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
December 5, 2016 Richter reaches 500 wins DeSales head coach Fred Richter picked up the 500th win of his career as the Bulldogs stymied Gwynedd Mercy 52-43. Morgan McCollian posted a double-double and DeSales held the Griffins under 10 points in three quarters.
December 3, 2016 Lindo grabs 1000th board Eastern Connecticut senior forward Hugh Lindo grabbed 25 rebounds, including the 1,000th of his career, as the Warriors defeated Southern Maine 73-51 on Saturday.
December 3, 2016 Saturday men: Steady as they roll No. 2 Babson rode a big game from Joey Flannery to a victory over No. 3 Tufts while No. 4 Marietta pulled away from No. 20 Baldwin Wallace. Elsewhere Eau Claire stifled Wash U. and North Park powered past No. 17 Augustana.
December 3, 2016 Saturday women: Sounds Payne-ful Two teams ranked in the Top 10 went down to defeat as Puget Sound ended George Fox's streak in the NWC and Howard Payne made sure not to miss a second chance at upsetting Texas-Tyler. Meanwhile Wheaton cruised past Elmhurst and Sara Tarbert torched Widener. That and more in Saturday's recap.
December 1, 2016 Surprise, surprise! The Division III basketball season is only a little over two weeks old, but there have already been a handful of teams that have surpassed expectations. Are they for real? How can we know? Ryan Scott has some answers in Around the Nation.
November 30, 2016 Fields adds danger to Miseri Misericordia was already the favorite in the MAC Freedom conference with returning players like All-Conference honoree Jason Kenny. New wing Tre Fields makes the Cougars even more dangerous. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
November 30, 2016 Sabin shooting for a banner All-American Ty Sabin already owns the Ripon College men's basketball record book and he broke his own single-game scoring record on Saturday night. But he's shooting for a MWC title, and he doesn't often miss. Erik Buchinger has more on the red hot Red Hawk in Around the Central.
November 30, 2016 Starting from scratch at Saint Elizabeth Tom Wagenblast is creating a culture in the Eagles' first season of men's basketball. Seventeen freshmen and one sophomore will set the tone at the recently co-ed college. More in Around the East.
November 30, 2016 Wednesday: Hot benches help Hope, Lions Hope and Albright opened conference play with big wins thanks to big nights from their reserves while Katie McDaniels had another great night for Wheaton at Chicago. In men's action No. 19 Salisbury won its conference opener while No. 22 Mount St. Joseph fell to Anderson.
November 29, 2016 Changes for the better at Leb Val Andy Orr has transformed from a slender post player to an All-American. Sam Light has transformed from a D2 point guard to a D3 two guard. And Leb Val has transformed into a title contender. Phil Soto-Ortiz has their story in Around the Mid Atlantic.
November 29, 2016 10 games to watch in December Conference play doesn't get into full swing in the Northeast until the new year, but there's plenty to watch before the holidays arrive, including a potential Tufts/Babson battle on Sunday. Matt Noonan helps you set your viewing schedule in this week's Around the Northeast.
November 29, 2016 Wacker feels right at home at TLU It took longer than expected, but Mike Wacker worked his way back to the college ranks. It's no surprise he landed at a place he and his family called home for many years. More in Around the South.
November 28, 2016 Team of the Week D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 28, 2016 John Carroll aims to send Moran off on top Mike Moran's reign as Blue Streaks head coach will come to an end after a quarter century. His final squad wants to make sure he goes out on a high note. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 26, 2016 Squirrels snap long streak The Fighting Squirrels of Mary Baldwin snapped an 106-game losing streak by beating Wesleyan (Ga.) 43-42 on Saturday. It was their first win since February 11, 2012.
November 26, 2016 Saturday men: More questions than answers Voters will have a lot to sort through on their first Top 25 ballot. Is the wrong "Wesleyan" team ranked? What to do with Benedictine? If two System teams play, do their defenses make a sound? Get the men's recap here.
November 26, 2016 Saturday women: UAA shows mettle UAA teams improved their collective record to 30-4 following wins by Washington U, Carnegie Mellon and others on Saturday. Elsewhere Stevenson defeated FDU-Florham and Rose-Hulman shut down North Central (Ill.). Get the full recap here.
November 24, 2016 Traveling is the right call When the NCAA changed how it counts games for postseason selections, it spurred some teams to travel farther away early in the season. There are benefits on the court and off of it, as Ryan Scott learned at the 2016 Hoopsville Classic. He has more in Around the Nation.
November 23, 2016 NJCU turning disappointment into momentum New Jersey City was disappointed when it was passed up for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament last season. But the Gothic Knights made the most of their experience in the ECAC tournament and bring back several key components for another run at the NJAC crown. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
November 23, 2016 Flannery pushes Babson to excellence Despite all the accolades, Babson All-American Joey Flannery keeps pushing for more. "This is his team, his program and he is ready to go," says Babson's coach. Matt Noonan has more on Flannery and his teammates in Around the Northeast.
November 23, 2016 Pios pound Scots Marietta is developing a flair for the anticlimactic. After the Pioneers rolled over No. 2 Christopher Newport in the Hoopsville Classic, they turned their Thanksgiving Eve showdown with No. 7 Wooster into a rout. Get the details from Marietta's 99-70 victory.
November 22, 2016 Eagles put dream season behind them Last season Benedictine didn't lose a game until the national championship game. This season the Eagles have lost two of their first three games albeit to ranked teams. The Eagles recognize they're a different team with different players and different expectations. Erik Buchinger talks with Ben U head coach Keith Bunkenburg about the road ahead.
November 22, 2016 Shocking loss could be good for Captains Sure, Saturday's showdown against Marietta didn't go Christopher Newport's way. But the Captains have the senior leadership to turn a lop-sided loss into a learning experience as they work to live up to their high preseason ranking. Plus Swarthmore finds itself in an unfamiliar place to start the season.
November 22, 2016 Patriots ready to ascend even higher Texas-Tyler returns its full roster from last season's Elite Eight squad. In head coach Kendra Hassell's second season, the Patriots realize that the sky is the limit. Brian Lester has more in the season's first Around the South.
November 22, 2016 Prairie Wolves ready to run Nebraska Wesleyan is officially a member of Division III and the IIAC. Their style might look familiar, but it aims to be one-of-a-kind. Nathan Ford has more in the first Around the West column of the season.
November 22, 2016 Tuesday: No 1 with a Bullet Gettysburg picked up its first win of the season with an upset victory at Franklin & Marshall to start Centennial play while New Rochelle picked up its first win altogether in men's basketball. In women's action Thomas More, Scranton and Bowdoin won comfortably over NCAA tourney teams from a year ago.
November 19, 2016 Day 2: Marietta wins the Hoopsville Classic Since it isn't a tournament, the Hoopsvile Classic technically doesn't have a winner. But Marietta was so impressive in demolishing No. 2 Christopher Newport that it's hard not to think of them as the best team coming out of this weekend in Owings Mills. Ryan Scott has more.
November 18, 2016 Day 1: Captains cruise past Point All-American Marcus Carter had a quiet night, but his teammates more than picked up the slack as Christopher Newport buried Stevens Point. Marietta, Lynchburg and Skidmore also won comfortably at the fifth annual Hoopsville Classic. Ryan Scott reports from Stevenson
November 16, 2016 ATN: Passing the baton A new season brings a new voice to our Around the Nation column, and coaching changes to some schools that haven't had one in decades. Ryan Scott spoke with the new coaches at East Texas Baptist, Pomona-Pitzer, Roanoke, Rowan and Stockton about their managing the transition.
November 16, 2016 Rider calls it a career A couple days before Cal Lutheran started the new season, long-time head coach Rich Rider announced he's retiring immediately. Assistant Geoff Dains will take over on an interim basis.
November 15, 2016 Thomas More vacates 2015 national title The Thomas More women’s basketball program received sanctions and probation stemming from violations occurring in 2014, including revoking the program’s 2014-15 Division III women’s basketball national championship.
November 14, 2016 Rinka's journey ends in Fame John Rinka was one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball history during his four years at Kenyon. On the week that he'll be inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame, we spoke with him about his unique journey from overlooked prospect to national prominence.
November 3, 2016 Our preseason MBB All-America picks It's no surprise that Joey Flannery is a first-team All-American again, but there are several new names among our honorees. They cover the Division III landscape from Washington to Vermont, with plenty to Love (or even Amour) in between. Get the full list here.
November 3, 2016 Our preseason WBB All-America picks Later this month more than 4,000 women's basketball players will start the 2016-17 season. This is our take on the top 25 players who will take the court.
November 3, 2016 Whitman's got the Blues Whitman might still be on a mission, but its teams aren't the Missionaries anymore. The College announced that its team will be known as the Blues from here forward.
October 31, 2016 Preseason poll: Bring your A game Amherst leads a wide-open men's preseason poll with fellow national semifinalist Christopher Newport not far behind. Three other teams garnered No. 1 votes and 55 appeared on at least one ballot. Get the full tally here.
October 26, 2016 Tufts tops preseason rankings After finishing one spot behind Thomas More last season, Tufts will start this season as the top team in the country. The Jumbos top our preseason poll with rival Amherst in second, Texas-Tyler third and the defending champions fourth. Get the full ranking here.
October 24, 2016 Top of the conference crop Our friends at D3football.com have been ranking the top conferences in Division III football for years, so we figured we'd give it a shot. Here's one Mann's take on Top 10 conferences in Division III men's basketball over the past four seasons.
October 20, 2016 Talking about practice For many Division III schools preseason practice started last weekend, but maybe it shouldn't have. Or maybe it should've started earlier and then stopped for a while. Dave McHugh takes you inside the NCAA's rules on practicing and proposes a way to improve them.
October 14, 2016 Better late than never Less than 24 hours before Division III teams were allowed to begin practice for the new season, Olivet named its new women's basketball coach. Zach Ingles replaces Nicole Burford who took an assistant coach position at Division I Oakland.
October 2, 2016 Men's schedules released Practices for most Division III teams begin less than two weeks from today, so this is a good time to take a look at the 2016-17 schedules for your favorite school. We have most of them posted, including strong slates for Whitman and UW-Stevens Point. Take a look inside.
October 2, 2016 Women's schedules released When does Amherst play Tufts this year and which team hosts? Where does Thomas More go for opening weekend? And does anyone have a tougher non-conference slate than Illinois Wesleyan? We have most of the women's 2016-17 schedules posted so take a look inside.
September 21, 2016 Campbell retires from Western Connecticut When Western Connecticut starts the 2016-17 men's basketball season, it'll do so with a different head coach for the first time in more than three decades. The University announced that long-time head coach Bob Campbell is retiring and will be replaced on an interim basis by Jason Harlow.
September 16, 2016 Principia suspends women's program Citing the lack of a coach, lack of student interest and lack of prospects for success, Principia College announced that it is suspending its women's basketball program. The Panthers went 4-19, 4-14 in the SLIAC last season.
September 15, 2016 UR's Palestra named to Hall list The Basketball Hall of Fame is celebrating 125 years of basketball by naming its top 125 venues where the game is played. That list includes the University of Rochester's Louis A. Alexander Palestra.
September 8, 2016 Bulldogs trying Trine assistant Adrian officially welcomed Trine assistant Kyle Lindsay as its new men's basketball head coach. Lindsay played football and basketball at Adrian and also coached at Illinois College.
September 8, 2016 Two for the show On Wednesday Hope announced that it will play an exhibition game against Indiana University -- yes, that Indiana University. Since we're in schedule entry mode, we've found a few more noteworthy exhibition games to mark on your calendar, including Harvard/MIT and Catholic/Notre Dame.
August 29, 2016 Caps, Pios and powers headline Hoopsville Classic Christopher Newport, Marietta and defending ODAC champs Lynchburg are headed to Stevenson this November for the fifth annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic. So are two perennial national powers. Get the full field and schedule here.
August 26, 2016 Red Dragons pull Plattsburgh assistant SUNY Oneonta lost its head men's basketball coach when Vince Medici took a high school athletic director position. The Red Dragons replaced him this morning by hiring Cameron Conover who had been an assistant at SUNYAC rival Plattsburgh.
August 25, 2016 Hanging up the white shoes After 603 victories and two trips to the national semifinals, Gerry Matthews decided to hang up his trademark white coaching shoes and retire from Stockton. Matthews joins the list of D3 coaching veterans who've walked away this offseason while long-time assistant Scott Bittner takes over the Ospreys' program.
August 18, 2016 Mighty Macs back Hyman Immaculata has only had men's basketball for 11 seasons, but that's long enough to choose an alum as its next head coach. Jayson Hyman takes over the Mighty Macs program, replacing Terrence Stewart who moved on to Division II.
August 17, 2016 Have Nelson: MSOE turns to Johns Hopkins assistant Katie Nelson, who was an assistant at Johns Hopkins the past six seasons, was named the next head coach for Milwaukee School of Engineering. She replaces Jessica Ott who became the head coach and Athletic Director at conference rival Alverno.
August 12, 2016 Colby-Sawyer, Regis to reunite in GNAC Colby-Sawyer and Regis left the Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2011 and landed in two different New England conferences. Seven years later they will leave those conferences and reunite in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
August 12, 2016 Drew names former D1 coach to interim spot Drew picked John Olenowski to fill its women's vacancy on an interim basis. Olenowksi, who coached Division I Manhattan for seven seasons, replaces Brittany Gaetano who moved on to Colby.
August 9, 2016 LeBlanc moves back to Millsaps The chain of coaching moves that started with John Ross' leaving Calvin has now reached Shreveport, Louisiana. Justin LeBlanc is headed to Millsaps to replace Chuck Winkelman who headed to Calvin.
August 8, 2016 One for a Thousand: Huff hired as new coach at Edgewood Edgewood lost its coach, Casey Thousand, when she accepted an assistant position at Northern Michigan. So the Eagles hired a new one, Chaia Huff, who comes to Madison, Wisconsin from Grace University in Omaha.
August 6, 2016 WBCA releases honor roll The WBCA releases an academic honor roll each year recognizing the 25 teams at each level of college basketball with the highest combined grade point averages. Here's the list from the 2015-16 season, led by Dubuque.
August 3, 2016 Keystone fills vacancy again For the second time this off season, Keystone has filled its women's basketball head coaching vacancy. After Keystone's first hire left for another job, the Giants named Shenandoah assistant Meghan Sullivan to the post.
August 2, 2016 Centenary (N.J.) selects former D2 coach to lead program Centenary (N.J.) named former East Stroudsburg (Pa.) head coach Rose Haller as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces Andrea Kendall who left Centenary in May to become Randolph College's new head coach.
July 30, 2016 Redding stays near Reading for Penn State-Berks job Tim Redding, who went to college in Reading, Pennsylvania and coached the high school there, is staying in Berks County to take the job at Penn State-Berks.
July 29, 2016 White resigns as Adrian's head coach Mark White resigned his position with the Bulldogs to take the head coaching job and an administrative position at River Rouge High School near Detroit. Adrian is the third MIAA men's team to change coaches this off season.
July 27, 2016 Five advance in NCAA Woman of the Year process The NCAA announced the 142 athletes who have been nominated by their conference for recognition as the Association's Woman of the Year, and they include five Division III basketball players. Find out whom was selected and what happens next inside.
July 26, 2016 Colby names Gaetano head coach of women's basketball Brittany Gaetano, head coach at Drew since 2010 and a former assistant at Amherst College, is the new head coach of the Colby College women's basketball program. She replaces Julie Veilleux who stepped down to take a job outside of coaching.
July 25, 2016 Arte Culver named head men's basketball coach at Covenant Covenant became the fourth conference champion to change coaches during the off season. Wheaton (Ill.) assistant Arte Culver will take over for Kyle Taylor who left his head coach and Athletic Director post to take a job at Division I Utah State.
July 20, 2016 Olivet names Ernst interim coach Olivet's last men's basketball head coach was hired despite not being listed as a finalist for the position during the hiring process. Stephen Ernst will be their next coach on an interim basis despite only joining the staff three months earlier.
July 18, 2016 Falcons' assistant lands atop Del Val's perch Messiah assistant Mark Seidenburg is returning to the Philadephia region to take over Delaware Valley's program. He replaces Casey Stitzel who left the Aggies to become the new head coach at Division II Millersville (Pa.).
July 18, 2016 Assistant returns to lead King's after leaving for Keystone Three months ago Caitlin Hadzimichalis left her position as assistant coach at King’s to become the new head coach at Keystone. But after King’s head coach Brian Donoghue moved on to Division I, Hadzimichalis decided to return to King's to fill its vacancy instead.
July 18, 2016 Jason Rhine named women's coach at Misericordia Jason Rhine has been named head women?s basketball coach at Misericordia University, Chuck Edkins, director of athletics has announced. The Cougars return all five starters from last year's team.
July 11, 2016 Lancaster retires at Aurora After 30 seasons at Aurora, including 22 as the Spartans' head men's basketball coach, James Lancaster has decided to retire from coaching. He is the latest in a line of long-time men's coaches to retire this offseason. Aurora named assistant Lance Robinson as his replacement.
July 11, 2016 Barons name Joe Wallace head coach Franciscan (Ohio) changed its men's basketball head coach for the third time in three seasons. Joe Wallace, who spent time on the coaching staff at three Division I schools, takes over a program that has won 13 games total over the last five seasons.
July 7, 2016 McCormick goes from Bucs to Blues Jennifer McCormick left her position as head coach at Beloit College to take over the program at Illinois College. The Lady Blues finished in fifth place in the MWC last season, a few slots ahead of McCormick's team.
July 7, 2016 Penn State-Altoona names McGreal head coach Penn State-Altoona went to LaGrange and plucked assistant coach David McGreal for its next head coach. McGreal, who played four years at Maryville, replaces Doug West who resigned after one season.
July 7, 2016 Alverno College names Jessica Ott Director Of Athletics, Basketball coach Alverno lost its head coach and athletic director to UW-Stevens Point earlier this offseason. On July 7 the Inferno selected former Pointer All-American and MSOE head coach Jessica Ott to fill those two vacancies.
July 6, 2016 Bantams tap Patriot League Assistant for head post Trinity (Conn.) named Emily Garner as its next head coach, replacing Wendy Davis. Garner spent the last six seasons as an assistant at Army.
July 1, 2016 Sharks catch a new coach Simmons hired former FDU-Florham assistant Michael Williams as its new head basketball coach. Williams was part of Marc Mitchell's FDU staff when the Devils won the national championship two seasons ago.
July 1, 2016 SUNY Canton fills men's vacancy After building a career as an assistant coach at several southern scholarship programs, Ben Thompson is coming north – way north – to fill SUNY Canton’s coaching vacancy. He’ll be the Roos' new men’s basketball head coach.
June 30, 2016 Newbury changes women's coach After changing its men's coach earlier in the offseason, the Nighthawks made a move atop their women's program, too. Springfield assistant Marc Taney takes over for Nate Stailey effective immediately.
June 30, 2016 Wacker backer: TLU chooses coach with family ties to University Mike Wacker watched his father win two national championships in football at Texas Lutheran and now he’ll try to repeat the feat with the Bulldogs’ men’s basketball program. The University named him as the new head coach a week after Jimmy Smith moved to D1.
June 30, 2016 After the Light, it's a new Day for John Jay John Jay College named SUNY-Old Westbury's lead assistant Lynda Day as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces MollyAnne Light who went 14-37 in two seasons with the Bloodhounds.
June 20, 2016 Relatively speaking It's up for debate which of the 43 men's conferences are the best in Division III. But it's not debatable which ones had the best non-conference records last year. That's tracked in our Conference Guidebook, which is available much earlier than usual thanks to help from a message board maven.
May 9, 2016 USA South continues expansion The USA South Athletic Conference announced that it will add Berea College and Pfeiffer University in 2017-18. That puts the Conference on track for 19 members in women's basketball and 14 on the men's side. More from D3sports.com.
May 9, 2016 Wooster removes Panepento's interim tag Lisa Panepento took over a team that came into the season with a 22-game losing streak, and four wins to start the season put an end to that skid.
April 28, 2016 Utica welcomes Coffey as head men's basketball coach Utica athletic director David Fontaine formally announced the hiring of Sean Coffey as men's basketball head coach. Coffey, who is the seventh coach in program history (NCAA era), most recently spent five seasons on the sidelines as a full-time assistant coach at St. John Fisher.
April 27, 2016 Dougal out at Kalamazoo After four seasons at the helm of the Hornets, including a 3-22 season that just concluded, Kalamazoo announced Eric Dougal's resignation.
April 22, 2016 Sansom to ride herd over Bison Bethany chose former Montclair State assistant coach Brian Sansom as its next women's basketball head coach. Sansom also coached at Pitt-Bradford and Division I FDU-Teaneck.
April 6, 2016 Holzhueter heads home Bethany Lutheran dropped Greg Holzhueter as its head men's basketball coach after three years, but he didn't stay unemployed long. He's headed to his alma mater Martin Luther where he was a four-sport star to become its new head coach.
April 6, 2016 First class success for Hans The five seniors who were part of head coach Jeff Hans' first recruiting class at Thomas More helped the Saints win a second consecutive national championship. Hans' program has been built on high school teammates and local recruits, with a strong foundation for the future. Adam Turer explains in this season's final feature.
April 5, 2016 All-time Division III basketball champions St. Thomas and Thomas More each won their second Division III basketball national title this season. The full list of title winners, from our archives.
April 5, 2016 Hoopsville: Back-to-Back It was a special opportunity: to play for a national championship on the same court and at the same time as Division I. Thomas More took advantage of the opportunity to win their second consecutive title. Tune in as Dave McHugh recaps the championship experience in this special edition of Hoopsville:
April 5, 2016 None better than Mighty Moss Who is the greatest Division III women's basketball player of all time? It's certainly up for debate, but Gordon Mann makes the case for Sydney Moss after she completed her career by sweeping the major individual awards and leading Thomas More to a perfect record for the second consecutive season.
April 4, 2016 Saints go back-to-back Thomas More completed its second consecutive perfect season by pulling away from Tufts 63-51 in the 2016 Division III women's basketball championship game. After the Jumbos tied the game at 49 with under seven minutes to play, the Saints went on a 10-2 run to close out the win. Get the full game story.
April 1, 2016 Looking for one more stop Tufts' road to the national championship is paved by hard-nosed defense that has frustrated opponent after opponent. They'll need one more Jumbo-sized defensive effort to win the national title. We break down Tufts' elite defense and get input from other great defensive coaches on how they'd try to stop Thomas More's offensive juggernaut.
March 26, 2016 Win, watch, repeat? Thomas More is one step away from winning a second championship, but one legendary coach says consecutive titles aren't really repeats. And another says they are never easy, regardless of what the box scores say. What do the Saints have to say about their return trip to the national title game? Adam Turer finds out.
March 22, 2016 2016 D3hoops.com women's All-Americans So you can probably guess who the player of the year is, but 24 others have been selected from the thousands who play Division III women's basketball as our All-Americans. Plus we name our Coach and Rookie of the Year.
March 22, 2016 Hoopsville: Almost Perfect It has been a great season in Division III basketball. While the men's team has crown it's champion, the women still have a game to be played. We recap the men's title and preview the women's championship game in Indianapolis. Dave McHugh also chats with Roanoke's Page Moir who is stepping down on a special edition of Hoopsville which can be seen here:
March 22, 2016 Moir steps down after 27 seasons at Roanoke Roanoke coach Page Moir, who led his team to a 19-win season and earned D3hoops.com South Region Coach of the Year honors, is stepping down as men's basketball coach.
March 19, 2016 2016 D3hoops.com men's All-America team The 2016 D3hoops.com All-America team was announced in Salem, Va., on Saturday afternoon. Here's the full list, with Player of the Year to be announced after the national championship game.
March 19, 2016 Tommies win as a team The University of St. Thomas men's basketball program prizes balance over individual stars, and the team bought in and rose that balance to the national championship. Ryan Scott has more from Salem.
March 19, 2016 Tommies win title No. 2 St. Thomas weathered a late storm and the last team with a shot at Benedictine got the Eagles. The Tommies defeated Benedictine 82-76 to win the 2016 Division III men's basketball national championship.
March 19, 2016 Tufts, Mighty Moss head to Indy Tufts shut out Wartburg in the first period and held off the Knights in the fourth to punch its ticket to the national title game. Then Sydney Moss put on an offensive show as Thomas More beat Amherst. Full recap from Columbus, Ohio.
March 18, 2016 Benedictine, UST to meet for men's title The Eagles will continue their undefeated run to the final day of the season after beating Amherst, while St. Thomas got past Christopher Newport and is pursuing its second national title. Men's semifinal coverage inside.
March 17, 2016 Third time's the charm? Tufts certainly hopes so as the Jumbos head to the national semifinals for the third consecutive season. How much will the Jumbos benefit from those prior experiences and what's the key to writing a different ending to this season? Sarah Sommer tells Tufts' story in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 16, 2016 'How did that happen?' Amherst survived a close first two rounds and got through the sectionals to get to Salem, leading coach Dave Hixon to that conclusion. More in a Road to Salem feature by Matthew Noonan.
March 16, 2016 Six simple rules for winning at CNU Christopher Newport has focused its season around humility, passion, service, gratitude, resilience and courage. It's helped the Captains roll to a 30-1 record and their first-ever Final Four. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
March 16, 2016 Tauer's Tommies enjoying the ride With a national title in 2011 and a return to the Final Four in 2013, there were plenty of expectations heaped on St. Thomas in 2014 and 2015, when they were bounced early from the tournament. This year's version is well motivated to cherish the moment. More in a Road to Salem feature by Andrew Lovell.
March 16, 2016 Saints on a different kind of mission If you're following Thomas More from afar, this season looks a lot like the last. The Saints continue to roll up lopsided wins, game after game. But this Saints team has a different mission , one that has them playing looser and even better than before. Adam Turer explains in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 15, 2016 NABC All-Star Game has a Brooklyn flavor Three Brooklyn natives, including a player voted in from Brooklyn College, highlight the East team in the 2016 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game. The NABC announced the full rosters on Tuesday.
March 15, 2016 Benedictine feels no burden in being unbeaten No men's team has reached the Final Four with an unblemished record since 1999, but being 30-0 doesn't bother Benedictine. They embrace their undefeated record and ignore the jinx. More in a Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
March 15, 2016 Sister act adds to Amherst's legacy Amherst women's basketball has an impressive legacy, including more Final Four appearances than the other three national semifinalists combined. The Doswell twins have helped Amherst author the latest chapter in its success. Rob Knox has more on Ali and Meredith in this Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 14, 2016 All-Region teams announced The D3hoops.com All-Region teams are in, based on 776 nominations. It's the 15th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
March 14, 2016 Wartburg gets busy winning When Wartburg lost in the IIAC tournament, the Knights were pretty sure their season was over. How sure? Three players went to play different sports. When Wartburg got the call on Selection Monday, so did those players, and they've been off the hook since. Ryan Scott explains in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 13, 2016 Hoopsville: Only the Elite Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh recapped a terrific weekend of basketball while hearing from many of those moving on to the Division III basketball championship weekends.Who thinks they are in good shape? Who will survive? You can watch Hoopsville or listen to the podcast On Demand now:
March 12, 2016 UST knocks off Augie; CNU, Benedictine make first trip St. Thomas, Christopher Newport, Benedictine and Amherst each punched tickets to the national semifinals in Salem, Va., on Saturday night. More in the Elite Eight men's roundup.
March 12, 2016 Wartburg joins three playoff vets in Final Four Just like last year Thomas More survived foul trouble for Sydney Moss and advanced past Washington U. And just like last year Tufts will join them in the Final Four after beating Scranton. And Amherst cruised past Rochester. But the bubble team, Wartburg, is not done yet. Get the women's recap here.
March 11, 2016 Sweet 16 round great for Scots Wooster advanced to the Elite Eight once again, while Alma advanced for the first time in program history. Plus Amherst and Tufts set up a high stakes rubber match and Benedictine stays perfect. That and more in the sectional semifinal recap.
March 11, 2016 Patriots end George Fox's run Texas-Tyler rallied late to force overtime against George Fox and then forced the Bruins out of the tournament, leaving two perfect teams in playoffs. Meanwhile Wash U continued its mastery of CMU and three hosts rolled. That and more in our women's recap.
March 10, 2016 Hoopsville: Sectionals Preview Which eight teams of the 32 left can get the job done and march on to the championship weekends? Thursday night, Dave McHugh chats with some of those who have already surprised and those who hope to keep their tournament dreams reality. Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcast here:
March 10, 2016 Tufts studying for its chemistry finals It may sound cliché, but Tufts men’s basketball coach Bob Sheldon claims ‘team chemistry’ is the reason the Jumbos are two wins away from advancing to the Salem Civic Center. More in a Road to Salem feature by Matthew Noonan.
March 10, 2016 Texas-Tyler ready to travel The Patriots have played just one game outside of their gymnasium in the past 40 days, but say they're ready to get in a plane and fly to St. Paul, Minn., to take on George Fox. More in a Road to Indianapolis feature by Rob Knox.
March 9, 2016 Gjonbalaj, Bolger win NABC final vote More than 70,000 votes were cast, and Egzon Gjonbalaj and Jordan Bolger have claimed the last two spots in the 2016 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game.
March 9, 2016 Jostens winners announced Two student-athletes will receive Division III's top all-around basketball honor next week, and one of them is playing this week in the NAIA Division II tournament!
March 9, 2016 Big man with big impact Seven-footers who can play are a rarity at the Division III level, but Keene State's Nate Howard is both and he helped the Owls advance with two big games. More in a Road to Salem feature.
March 9, 2016 Long road to the Sweet 16 Oswego State's first trip to the Sweet 16 required a 483-mile trip to Marietta, and two wins. Now the Lakers have three teams coming to their place. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
March 9, 2016 Tommies' scoring hangs in the balance Ryan Saarela had two big nights for St. Thomas in the opening weekend of the tournament, but that's not how the Tommies generally operate. Nathan Ford has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 9, 2016 Albright continues uphill battle After a disappointing end to last season, Albright came back motivated, and the Lions' second-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament has continued on into the Sweet 16. A Road to Indianapolis feature by Sarah Sommer.
March 8, 2016 Following a new leader Bowdoin lost three key seniors after last season, and leadership was in short supply. The Polar Bears have just one senior, and thankfully, she stepped up. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 8, 2016 Don't call CMU underdogs Carnegie Mellon has surpassed all external expectations by reaching the Sweet 16, and the Tartans have had a lot of fun doing it. Can they break a 46-game losing streak to conference rival Washington U? Ryan Scott caught up with CMU before their big rematch in a Road to Indianapolis feature.
March 7, 2016 Alma's little brother comes up big DJ Beckman is a known commodity for Alma-- All-MIAA honoree, Jostens Trophy finalist, starter. But don't overlook his younger brother Jason who has been one of the most efficient players in Division III basketball this season. Paul Beroza has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 6, 2016 Hoopsville: Survive and Advance! Survive and advance! Pretty much sums up one of the craziest opening weekends to the D3 championship tournaments in recent history. Sunday night on Hoopsville Dave McHugh recapped it all, talked to coaches who survived, and looked ahead to the next weekend. You watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 6, 2016 Sectional hosts annouced The sites for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds are in. Here's where the remaining teams will be heading for next Friday's games.
March 5, 2016 Cain and Keene State advance In one of many thrillers from the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Keene State outlasted Stockton 72-71 in overtime. Afterwards we spoke with the Owls' head coach Ryan Cain about the victory, his transition from All-American player to coach and what the Owls will do differently in their rematch with Middlebury.
March 5, 2016 Close encounters of the second kind The second round of the 2016 men's basketball tournament was filled with nail biters. Oswego State and Amherst won in the final minute while Babson edged Susquehanna without its All-American and Whitman edged Whitworth out west. Get the men's recap here.
March 5, 2016 Something old, something new Next weekend's sectionals will have a few new faces and several familiar ones. Albright and Stevens advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever while the NESCAC and UAA each went 3-0 and both national semifinalists moved on. Get the recap from the second round of the women's tournament.
March 4, 2016 Oh mercy! Marietta, Plattsburgh bounced Gwynedd Mercy scored with 2.1 seconds left and held on to eliminate Marietta, while Plattsburgh State and Catholic were bounced at home and Lancaster Bible's season ended. More in Friday's Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament first-round action.
March 4, 2016 First-ever winners in first round Hardin-Simmons took down its former conference rival to earn a flight to Benedictine, while Whitman pulled away from Chapman in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game to earn a return to Whitworth.
March 4, 2016 Tournament excitement comes to Whitman The Missionaries had been on the cusp of the NCAA Tournament before, never getting in. This week, not only getting a bid but getting to host, brought all sorts of excitement to the Walla Walla, Wash., campus.
March 4, 2016 Tartans sink Hope, Falcons roll Thunder Carnegie Mellon stunned Hope in the final seconds of their first-round Top 25 showdown while River Falls rolled over Wheaton in theirs. Elsewhere St. Thomas rallied past Loras and Moravian upset the University of New England. Here's the full recap from the first round of the women's tournament.
March 4, 2016 2016 women's tournament preview Three undefeated teams enter the 2016 NCAA tournament, including both of last year's national finalists. Is Scranton's return to glory complete? Can George Fox get back to the national semifinals without a home game? Can anyone stop Thomas More? Here's our best guess on those questions and more.
March 3, 2016 Hoopsville: For All the Glory The Roads to Indianapolis and Salem have been laid out in front of 126 teams... now it's time to start down those roads to champions. Who has a chance? Who will upset? Who is too tough at home? Watch Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 3, 2016 Forged by tragedy Geneseo's women's basketball program suffered the ultimate loss when a player's life was stolen in January. But the Knights have gotten through the roller coaster ride and reached the big dance. More in Around the Nation.
March 3, 2016 Lancaster Bible finally dancing After a close-but-no-cigar in last year's bracket, and the threat of getting left out even at 26-1, Lancaster Bible is in the NCAA Tournament and finds itself matched up with Division III royalty right out of the gate. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
March 3, 2016 How one player took his hits and came back Ben Watkins spent three years learning the game of basketball on the sidelines for Christopher Newport after picking up his eighth concussion in three years. But this season, he decided basketball was worth the risk and he returned to the floor. A Road to Salem feature.
March 3, 2016 Join the Bracket Challenge! Our longtime friends over at d3photography.com are hosting a Division III basketball bracket challenge. Check it out and try your hand at predicting the brackets! Women's deadline 5 p.m. ET Friday!
March 2, 2016 Wheelock upset bid falls short Clinging to a one-point lead late in the final session of an early December contest against Regis, the Wheelock women’s basketball team was seven seconds away from upsetting the eventual New England Collegiate Conference regular season and conference champions.
March 2, 2016 Academic All-America Team Eastern Mennonite's Jess Rheinheimer and Trine's Jared Holmquist, also Jostens Trophy finalists, were named the 2015-16 Academic All-Americans of the Year in Division III basketball.
March 2, 2016 Hawks hold on for at least one more game New Paltz has relied on depth out of necessity this season, and the Hawks' undefined roles have led them back to the NCAA tournament. Adversity has also helped forge tight bonds, and this team wants to stay together as long as possible. More in Around the East.
March 2, 2016 Lycoming road tested and ready The Warriors faltered down the stretch and had to hold their breath just to get a bid in the conference tournament. Then, the fifth seed went and won the Mac Commonwealth, overcoming adversity along the way. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
March 2, 2016 A most welcome return Hardin-Simmons coach Craig Carse was sidelined for all but three regular season games due to health issues. He returned just in time to lead the Cowboys to a conference tournament title and has his team ready for NCAA tournament play. More in Around the South.
March 2, 2016 Dobbs done after 1-24 season at Potsdam Sherry Dobbs is out after 13 seasons as the men's basketball head coach at SUNY Potsdam following his team's 1-24 result this season.
March 2, 2016 2016 men's NCAA Tournament preview It's Pat Coleman's annual NCAA Tournament preview, with surprise teams, disappointments, and his picks to head to Salem for the Division III men's basketball Final Four.
March 1, 2016 Team of the Week Our last weekly honor roll of our 19th season is out -- it's the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
March 1, 2016 Looking to make a run Wheaton was less than enthused with its one-and-out appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year. The Thunder are looking to extend their roll a little longer this time around. Josh Smith has more in Around the Central.
March 1, 2016 Off the bench, into the tournament Midway through the season, Denison coach Bob Ghiloni made the difficult decision to send one of his top players to the bench. David Meurer accepted his new role and responded by leading the Big Red to their second ever NCAC tournament title. More in Around the Great Lakes.
March 1, 2016 Gorton out at Loras Loras relieved head men's basketball coach Greg Gorton of his duties after five years as head coach, 13 years on staff.
March 1, 2016 2016 Jostens Trophy finalists announced The 10 men's and 10 women's finalists for the honor given to Division III basketball's top all-around student-athlete were announced on Tuesday, including one of last year's winners.
February 29, 2016 Hoopsville Bracket Breakdown The brackets have been announced, so time to break them down. Dave chatted with coaches who are playing next weekend in the NCAA tournament and the committee chairs who lead the selections and bracketing. You can watch the special Monday edition of Hoopsville On Demand now!
February 29, 2016 Men's bracket released! It's official now -- we know who's in and who's out of the NCAA Tournament. (Although if you listened to us last night you already had a really good idea.) Here's who made it, the full bracket and our analysis.
February 29, 2016 Women's bracket is out! Just like with the men's tournament, our mock selection committee pretty much nailed who was selected in the Division III women's basketball NCAA Tournament. Here's who made it, the full bracket and our analysis.
February 28, 2016 Hoopsville Selection Special Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh and others made their mock selections on both the men's and women's side. They broke down the primary and secondary criteria the best they could and selected who they thought will be in the NCAA Tournament. Dave also talked to a number of coaches who have already punched their tickets. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand now!
February 28, 2016 Sunday: Panthers, Oles bust a bubble Middlebury completed its run through the NESCAC tournament, earning itself a bid and busting someone else's hopes for an at-large bid, as did St. Olaf in the MIAC. Lancaster Bible ensured we won't find out if a 26-1 will really miss the tournament while the NCAA women's tournament will be a little Sluggish.
February 28, 2016 Who's in? Our projected men's bracket We picked our projected teams live on the air Sunday night. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2016 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
February 28, 2016 Our projected women's bracket Picking a women's bracket isn't the same as picking a men's bracket. The strong teams may be in a different part of the country. Here's who we think should get in when the announcement is made at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
February 28, 2016 Who's in the women's tournament? All 44 automatic bids to the 2016 NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament have been claimed, and the 20 at-large bids have been handed out. Here's how the Field of 64 came together, complete with links to coverage of championship week.
February 27, 2016 2015-16 buzzer beaters Two buzzer beaters on the same night in the same conference's semifinal round? That and more from a busy February in the latest buzzer beaters.
February 27, 2016 Saturday men: Bubble spots holding steady Emory clinched its fourth consecutive tourney bid, leaving Rochester and NYU waiting, while CNU survived in overtime and it's become pretty clear who Augustana will play in its NCAA Tournament opener.
February 27, 2016 Saturday women: Shades of 2014 DePauw and FDU-Florham, which won national titles in 2013 and 2014, needed conference titles just to keep their seasons going on Saturday. Both got what they needed. Get that plus all the game results as dozens of automatic bids get handed out in our early women's roundup.
February 27, 2016 Who's in the men's tournament? The men's 62-team tournament is now set. Here are the teams that secured automatic qualifying bids, those that received one of the 19 at-large bids and links to all the championship week coverage.
February 26, 2016 Sul Ross brings ASC tourney out West Alpine, Texas, is closer to New Mexico than it is to any of Sul Ross State's ASC opponents, and with the Lobos winning the West Division for the first time in more than a decade, the conference tournament has come to their place. More on the Lobos' quick turnaround in Around the Nation.
February 26, 2016 Committee to Lancaster Bible: Go undefeated or go home The Chargers enter the weekend at 25-0, but if they don't finish it at 27-0, it seems clear they have little shot at even getting into the NCAA Tournament. And Dave McHugh says that isn't right.
February 26, 2016 Friday: Thunderstruck Trine scored upsets over ranked teams on both sides of the MIAA tournament while the Lehman Lightning defeated Brooklyn in the CUNYAC women's final. Meanwhile Brooklyn won the CUNYAC and Oswego State popped someone's bubble in the SUNYAC.
February 25, 2016 Hoopsville: Make It, Take It! Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh gave you the insight you need to know how the NCAA Tournament brackets are already taking shape. Dave talked to many coaches around the country who are looking to lock up automatic bids, securing at-large opportunities, or knowingly playing for the postseason lives. Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcast here:
February 25, 2016 Thursday: So much for style points Kendall Parker scored 36 points for Mary Washington while UW-Oshkosh scored 38 points total. But both teams advanced through the semifinals of their tournaments. On the men's side Pacific Lutheran upset Whitman, John Carroll streaked past Mount Union and there's a Cinderella in the Skyline Conference.
February 24, 2016 Patience pays off for Austin's Gowdy Katie Gowdy has steadily earned a more prominent role in the Kangaroos rotation. The senior is helping lead a balanced squad into tournament play after exceeding regular season expectations. More in Around the South.
February 24, 2016 Principia coach announces retirement Mike Bushong, the all-time assists leader and No. 2 scorer in Principia men's basketball history, has retired after his second stint as head coach of the program.
February 24, 2016 Third regional rankings are out! Today's is the last regional ranking we will get to see. The last one is kept secret but, of course, is the most important one -- the one used to select and seed the NCAA Tournament teams. Plus, check out our archive of the last 18 years' worth of rankings.
February 24, 2016 Wednesday: Action packed MAC The two sides of the MAC had eight playoff games that included two overtime games, two last second game-winning shots and two top seeds getting eliminated. Plus Eau Claire officially ends Stevens Point's reign and the Cabrini women are one away from returning to the NCAA tournament.
February 23, 2016 Time to turn it up Staten Island coach Tony Petosa thinks his team sometimes lacks a sense of urgency. There's no room for that in the conference tournament, where the Dolphins take on Brooklyn on Tuesday night. That, plus a look at the MAC Freedom, in this week's Around the Atlantic.
February 23, 2016 Bellhy family tradition continues at W&J Sophomore Rachel Bellhy is the fourth of her siblings to play for the Presidents. Rachel and her sister Beka, a senior, helped make Washington and Jefferson the second-best team in the PAC. More in Around the Great Lakes.
February 23, 2016 Saints survive CAC scrum Two CAC teams remain in the latest women's Top 25. But neither of those won the conference's regular season title. Marymount enters the tournament as the top seed. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
February 23, 2016 Eastern ready to face UMB again Eastern Connecticut State claimed the Little East Conference regular season crown after the Warriors defeated UMass Boston this past weekend. Now they turn right around and face the Beacons again.
February 23, 2016 Pomona-Pitzer women's coach announces retirement Pomona-Pitzer women’s basketball coach Kathy Connell will retire after an extensive 38-year coaching career. Connell, who has coached for 20 years at Pomona-Pitzer, mentored teams at four institutions during her coaching tenure.
February 23, 2016 Tuesday: Bubble birds flock together Rowan defeated Stockton in the NJAC semifinal, pushing the Ospreys into the pool of NCAA tournament at-large hopefuls while Eau Claire knocked the Warhawks out of the WIAC playoffs and onto the bubble. Plus the top two CUNYAC men's seeds were ousted. Get Tuesday's playoff recap here.
February 22, 2016 Team of the Week As we head into conference tournament week, seniors take center stage. It's this week's D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 21, 2016 Hoopsville: Championship Week In the next week, 87 teams will punch their tickets to the NCAA tournament. But they have to win their conference tournaments first. Sunday night, Dave McHugh talks to a number of teams with the home court advantage, but still need to get the job done. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand here:
February 20, 2016 Saturday men: Long time coming UW-La Crosse captured its first conference title in more than half a century, but it didn't come easy against Stevens Point. Meanwhile Augustana won the CCIW title in overtime and two more conference tournaments got underway. That and more in Saturday's men's recap.
February 20, 2016 Saturday women: Calvin wins, Falcons fly Calvin denied Hope an undefeated regular season while UW-River Falls beat Oshkosh in the WIAC's de facto title game. Meanwhile the NJAC playoffs started with a thriller and Marymount finished the wild CAC season on top. That and more in the women's wrap.
February 19, 2016 Luther right on track "I am not a patient person at all," says Luther women's coach Amanda Bailey. But the three-time D3hoops.com All-American has the Norse riding high in her fifth season. More in Around the Nation.
February 19, 2016 Cards clinch E8 crown St. John Fisher defeated Hartwick for its 26th consecutive win at home and ensured it will get at least one more game there in the post season. The Cardinals locked up the top seed in the Empire 8 with the Friday night victory.
February 19, 2016 Whitworth wins at buzzer George Valle's putback found the bottom of the net as time expired on Friday night, lifting Whitworth to a win at Puget Sound and a 23-1 overall mark.
February 18, 2016 A player's weakness becomes a coach's strength Clarkson is thriving under second-year head coach Maureen Webster, thanks to the coach implementing a game plan that she would have loathed as a player. More in Around the East.
February 18, 2016 Making room for more banners The University of Dubuque has a problem, one the athletic department is ecstatic about. Behind one basket are massive banners representing the school's recent Iowa Conference championships that have the wall nearly covered. More in Around the West.
February 17, 2016 Kean completes culture changeover Four years ago, the NCAA brought down sanctions on the Kean women's basketball team. It's taken a while for the new coach to get the culture completely changed, but it's brought a winning attitude with it. More in Around the Atlantic.
February 17, 2016 Pioneers surge to top of the OAC pack In front of a sellout crowd, Marietta claimed sole possession of first place in the OAC. The victory came in large part thanks to a senior seeking out and rising to a challenge. More in Around the Great Lakes.
February 17, 2016 Full NCAA regional rankings released The second set of NCAA regional rankings have been released for men's and women's basketball. These are the ones which will serve as your guidepost for whether your team has a shot at getting an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
February 17, 2016 Men's wrap: Run, gun and finally won Lynchburg outlasted Roanoke 160-156 in a double-overtime game that set a new single-game scoring record for Division III. Meanwhile Chapman, Marietta, DeSales, St. Vincent and Babson secured top seeds in their upcoming tournaments. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
February 17, 2016 WIAC top seed down to final weekend; MIAA clinched UW-Oshkosh and UW-River Falls remained locked in a tie heading into Saturday. Hope and Scranton improved to 24-0, while Rose-Hulman extended its winning and WPI snapped its. That and more in our recap of Wednesday's women's action.
February 16, 2016 Team of the Week It's time for our weekly honor roll: the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 16, 2016 A coach's rare opportunity Todd Raridon has had a lot of success in coaching Division III basketball. But lately, he's been able to credit his three sons with part of that success as well, including Connor Raridon, who helped his dad reach a milestone. More in Around the Central.
February 16, 2016 Nichols eyes 'a different outcome' Tom Glynn's first season as head coach at Nichols saw the Bison win 20 games, continuing the trend the program set of late. But the team lost in the first round of the CCC tournament and with tourney time coming up, the Bison are looking to not repeat the early exit. More in Around the Northeast.
February 14, 2016 Hoopsville: Time Running Out On Sunday night's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to some teams who have emerged from no where to be in a position to surprise when their conference tournaments begin. McHugh also talked to a few teams who can't seem to be knocked off their conference pedestal, but still feel they have something to prove. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand now, or listen to the podcast here:
February 13, 2016 Saturday men: A new team on top Marietta sent John Carroll to its second consecutive loss and took over the OAC lead, while F&M lost at an old nemesis, Albertus Magnus served notice it was not ready to go away and North Central finished a key sweep. That and more in Saturday's men's recap.
February 13, 2016 Saturday women: CAC, NJAC remain in a battle The four top teams in the Capital Athletic Conference logjam all squared off, while the three teams that entered the day tied for first in the NJAC all ended the day that way as well. That and more in the women's recap.
February 12, 2016 Lightning-fast reload Plattsburgh State won 19 games last season, just missed out on the NCAA Tournament, and lost seven seniors in the process. That wouldn't seem like a recipe for success, but as Rob Knox has found out, this team is in flight. The Cardinals' stories, in Around the Nation.
February 12, 2016 Friday: Down to the wire The incredibly-close race for the Liberty League's four playoff spots stayed that way after Friday night's results, including Rochester Tech topping St. Lawrence. Meanwhile the George Fox women secured home court for the NWC playoffs and the New York University men pulled closer to first in the UAA. That and more in tonight's wrap.
February 11, 2016 Hoopsville: Rankings and Carnage On Thursday night's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked about the first Regional Rankings and the carnage that followed. McHugh also talked to coaches from who have their teams poised to capture conference crowns while also positioning themselves the best they can in the regional rankings. You can watch the entire Hoopsville episode or listen to the podcasts here:
February 11, 2016 Streaking through the Midwest Conference St. Norbert's men's basketball team has won 53 consecutive conference games and 59 in a row against conference opponents, putting the Green Knights in record territory. More in this week's Around the Central.
February 11, 2016 Independently thriving SUNY-Canton is in its first season as a full Division III member, but the Kangaroos are still without a conference. That hasn't slowed them at all, as the team is on the verge of its best season in 18 years. More in Around the East.
February 11, 2016 Eagles hustlin' their way atop NAC The motto for Husson men’s basketball is ‘do more.’ And with four games left in the regular season, the Eagles are hoping to do just that, secure the top seed in the NAC tournament and advance to the big dance.
February 11, 2016 Making connections across the country Emily Sheldon spent part of last summer on an all-star tour of Brazil and now has former teammates from New York to Iowa to keep tabs on. Meanwhile, she's intent on leading Puget Sound back to the NCAA Tournament. More in Around the West.
February 11, 2016 Former Bullets battle in Ireland’s Premier League The athletic careers of most NCAA Division III student-athletes typically end when the final buzzer goes off during the last game of the year, but for three former members of the Gettysburg College men’s basketball team, the chance at continuing to play at a high level led to a journey across the Atlantic Ocean and a unique opportunity to play against one another.
February 10, 2016 The light is always green at Hartwick The Hawks like to run and they like to shoot. Few teams are as dangerous from the perimeter in transition. They're fun to watch, but, more importantly, they're winning. More in Around the East.
February 10, 2016 Clark rallies around coach For Clark University, Coaches versus Cancer is more than an event on its schedule. Assistant coach Pat Oroszko is battling stage 4 esophageal cancer and he's not battling it alone. Jen Toland of the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette tells his story.
February 10, 2016 NCAA regional rankings released! The first set of rankings for Division III men's basketball and women's basketball were issued by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon. These are the rankings the NCAA will eventually use to select at-large teams and seed them.
February 10, 2016 Men's wrap: BW knocks JCU from unbeaten ranks The Yellow Jackets took down their No. 3-ranked crosstown rival, while No. 4 St. Thomas and No. 10 Ohio Wesleyan fell as well. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
February 10, 2016 Women's wrap: Tale of two halves Christopher Newport held Mary Washington to eight points in the first half and then held off the Eagles for a critical win. Babson ended WPI's long winning streak and Montclair edged Rowan. That and more in our recap of Wednesday's women's action.
February 9, 2016 Team of the Week A 51-point scorer, a 2,000-point scorer, plus two players who shot better than 67 percent from the floor and more in this week's D3hoops.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
February 9, 2016 Different look for Cabrini The Cavaliers don't have Aaron Walton-Moss around to carry them any longer. The good news is, Cabrini still has talent. But the bad news is the lack of experience that talent comes with. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
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