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2/7/2014 11:13 AM
This will be the 30th season of The Yarnell Invitational (named after Yarnell Ice Cream in Searcy, AR). As always, it'll be a 6 team round-robin tournament that'll occur in weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the non-conference schedule. Harding University will be the tournament host. The defending champ from the previous year is an automatic qualifier. The remainder of the field is invitation only partly based on alblack's dynasty rankings. Link to latest and greatest is at:

alblack's Dynasty Rankings

IF YOU ARE AT OR CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THE DYNASTY RANKINGS AND INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN THIS TOURNAMENT, KEEP NON-CONF GAME #'s 5 THROUGH 9 OPEN UNTIL NOTICE THIS TOURNAMENT IS FULL.

Formal Invitations will be sent out sometime after job application period is over, but you can reply now if you plan to play in this tournament.

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin
Game #5: DC @ Host, #2 @ #1, #4 @ #3
Game #6: Host @ #4, #1 @ DC, #2 @ #3
Game #7: #3 @ Host, #1 @ #4, DC @ #2
Game #8: Host @ #2, #3 @ #1, #4 @ DC
Game #9: #1 @ Host, #2 @ #4, #3 @ DC

Defending Champ: St Mary's TX [Heartland]
Host: Harding [GulfSouth]

Formal Invitations have been extended to the following four schools:
Limestone [CVAC]
UW-Parkside [GLV]
Lander [Peach]
Hillsdale [GLIAC]

Should any invitation be declined, I'll likely look for the replacement from that conference or next in rankings.
2/8/2014 11:31 AM (edited)
INVITATION UPDATE
Harding - Accept
St Marys TX - Accept
Limestone - Accept
Lander - Accept
Hillsdale - Accept
UW-Parkside - Declined

Invitation extended to Dominican
2/9/2014 1:31 PM (edited)
FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin
Game #5: St Marys TX @ Harding, Lander @ Limestone, Dominican @ Hillsdale
Game #6: Harding @ Dominican, Limestone @ St Marys TX, Lander @ Hillsdale
Game #7: Hillsdale @ Harding, Limestone @ Dominican, St Marys TX @ Lander
Game #8: Harding @ Lander, Hillsdale @ Limestone, Dominican @ St Marys TX
Game #9: Limestone @ Harding, Lander @ Dominican, Hillsdale @ St Marys TX

Final schedule.
4/10/2014 11:52 AM

sorry little late on this...

PAST CHAMPIONS

 

Season Champion Coach Runnerup MVP
70 Limestone brianxavier Wisconsin, Parkside William Hussey, PF, Limestone
69 St Marys TX 6 mduncanhogs Hillsdale Mark Murphy, C, St Marys TX
68 St Marys TX 5 mduncanhogs Hillsdale RU Mark Murphy, C, St Marys TX
67 St Marys TX 4 RU mduncanhogs UIndy Johnny Barrows, PG, St Marys TX
66 UIndy 2 pete2205 Longwood James Buck, PG, UIndy
65 UIndy pete2205 Harding Richard Crooker, PG, Harding
64 Cal St Stanislaus zagman Longwood Lonnie Cook, SF, St Marys TX
63 St Marys TX 3 mduncanhogs Harding Terry Coombs, PG, St Marys TX
62 Longwood 3 bbunch UIndy Michael Schwizer, PG, Longwood
61 Belmont Abbey crashdive Seattle Kenneth Guin, SG, Belmont Abbey
60 Harding 3 RU hackerhog Seattle Darius Turnipseed, C, Harding
59 St Marys TX 2 mduncanhogs Bowie State Harold Baker, PF, St Marys TX
58 Longwood 2 bbunch New Jersey Tech Arthur Brown, PG, Longwood
57 St Marys TX mduncanhogs Longwood Ronald Golden, SG, New Jersey Tech
56 Harding 2 hackerhog Longwood Joseph Stone, C, Harding
55 Longwood RU bbunch Bowie State NC Robert Coffey, PG, Longwood
54 Northeastern St 2 burkboyz N Florida Gary Elzey, PG, Northeastern St
53 Northeastern St RU burkboyz Gannon Jacob Ellis, SF, Northeastern St
52 Incarnate Word davefilby Harding Mitchell Bridwell, C, Incarnate Word
51 Gannon 4 bvb24 Longwood Don Graves, PG, Gannon
50 N Florida pinkeye Gannon NC Thomas Johnson, PG, N Florida
49 Gannon 3 bvb24 Longwood Richard Winslow, C, Gannon
48 Caldwell 3 RU furry_nipps SE Oklahoma St Robert Hibbert, SG, Caldwell
47 Gannon 2 RU bvb24 Caldwell NC Charlie Hagerman, PG, Gannon
46 Caldwell 2 furry_nipps Concord Stanley Underhill, SF, Caldwell
45 Gannon bvb24 Concord Danny Brown, SG, Gannon
44 Harding hackerhog Bellarmine Harold Nolan, SF, Harding
43 Caldwell RU furry_nipps Concord Ralph Demar, PG, Caldwell
42 Bellarmine NC greenhawks Caldwell Wayne Pam, PG, Bellarmine


OVERALL HISTORY

 

Team W L % Titles
Belmont Abbey 4 1 0.800 1
St Marys TX 43 22 0.662 6
Caldwell 23 12 0.657 3
Gannon 39 21 0.650 4
New Jersey Tech 12 8 0.600 0
Limestone 6 4 0.600 0
Longwood 50 35 0.588 3
Seattle 17 13 0.567 0
UIndy 14 11 0.560 2
Hillsdale 16 14 0.533 0
Pfeiffer 13 12 0.520 0
Concord 10 10 0.500 0
Incarnate Word 12 13 0.480 1
Cal St Stanislaus 7 8 0.467 1
Northeastern St 23 27 0.460 2
N Florida 16 19 0.457 1
Bowie St 16 19 0.457 0
Harding 65 80 0.448 3
SE Oklahoma St 6 9 0.400 0
Wisconsin-Parkside 6 9 0.400 0
UC San Diego 4 6 0.400 0
Lander 2 3 0.400 0
Bellarmine 19 31 0.380 1
U of Sciences 3 7 0.300 0
Chico St 3 12 0.200 0
Goldey-Beacom 3 12 0.200 0
Mercy 2 8 0.200 0
Abilene Christian 1 4 0.200 0
Charleston 0 5 0.000 0
4/10/2014 12:04 PM
PRESEASON RANKINGS OF YARNELL TEAMS
1. Limestone
5. Dominican
6. St. Mary's (TX)
10. Hillsdale
25. Lander
NR. Harding

PLAYERS TO WATCH
James Luberger, PF
Sr. 6'5" 199
St. Mary's (TX)

Tyrone Dorr, PG
Sr. 5'10 161
St. Mary's (TX)

Timothy Grow, SF
Sr. 6'6" 216
Dominican

Charles Feliciano, PF
Sr. 6'10" 239
Lander

William Hussey, PF
Sr. 6'8" 211
Limestone

Steven Murphy, C
Sr 6'8" 211
Limestone

4/10/2014 12:13 PM
YARNELL NOTES
1. The last 5 D2 National Championships had at least one of the teams from this field.
2. 7 of last 8 D2 National Championships had at least one of the teams from this field.
3. Limestone is the Yarnell defending champ and brings back last Yarnell's MVP William Hussey.
4. Four of this year's field were in Preseason Top 10.
5. This field includes 6 preseason all-americans.
6. Defending National Champ St. Mary's (TX) finished 5th in last season's Yarnell.
7. This field marks the return of coach bvb24 who won 4 Yarnell titles while at Gannon. He is second only to coach mduncanhogs of St. Mary's (TX).
8. ...
4/10/2014 12:17 PM
ROUND ONE
#2 Dominican (4-0) -13 @ Hillsdale (1-3)
#22 Lander (3-1) +2 @ #4 Limestone (3-1)
#14 St. Mary's TX (3-1) -7 @ Harding (2-2)
4/10/2014 12:33 PM
STANDINGS
Dominican 1-0
Limestone 1-0
St. Mary's (TX) 1-0
Harding 0-1
Hillsdale 0-1
Lander 0-1

ROUND TWO
#4 Limestone (4-1) -1 @ #11 St. Mary's (TX) (4-1)
Harding (2-3) +20 @ #3 Dominican (5-0)
Lander (3-2) -2 @ Hillsdale (1-4)

ROUND ONE RESULTS
Dominican 57, @Hillsdale 47
D: R Ramsey 12/9R (POG), T Grow 10, D Spalding 10
HC: R Wolters 17

@Limestone 69, Lander 41
LC: W Hussey 15 (POG), H Preston 10, J Iliff 10, N Reynolds 10
LU: C Mabery 12, D Hoehne 12

St. Mary's (TX) 92, Harding 74
SMU: T Abron 19 (POG), T Dorr 21, J Luberger 12/9R, S Parrish 12
HU: R Gregory 16, J Ostrander 11/10R, J Dahl 13, R Armstrong 13
4/11/2014 10:07 AM
Great stuff!  Not to complain, but you didn't include my title from last year in the overall history....

Looks like a big game tonight with Limestone vs. Dominican, both 2-0 so far.
4/11/2014 4:18 PM
Posted by brianxavier on 4/11/2014 10:07:00 AM (view original):
Great stuff!  Not to complain, but you didn't include my title from last year in the overall history....

Looks like a big game tonight with Limestone vs. Dominican, both 2-0 so far.
YES!

This may be the best field we've ever had for the Yarnell Invitational.

It's kinda depressing when I do this research when I find that I haven't made the NT championship in 11 seasons when I lost to a 10-loss Longwood as a 7 point favorite. I was 31-3 going into that game.

This year's field highlighted in BOLD below.

Season Champion Record Coach Runner-up
70 St. Mary's (TX) 30-5 mduncanhogs Valdosta St.
69 Incarnate Word 29-5 davefilby Lander
68 Longwood 28-6 bbunch Hillsdale
67 Limestone 32-3 brianxavier St. Mary's (TX)
66 Limestone 30-5 brianxavier St. Edward's
65 Longwood 23-10 bbunch California, San Diego
64 Wisconsin, Parkside 30-5 emy1013 St. Mary's (TX)
63 Hillsdale 31-4 mmd1821 U. of Indianapolis
4/11/2014 6:14 PM
STANDINGS
Dominican 2-0
Limestone 2-0
Hillsdale 1-1
St. Mary's (TX) 1-1
Harding 0-2
Lander 0-2

ROUND THREE
#4 Limestone (5-1) -1 @ #3 Dominican (6-0)
#23 St. Mary's (TX) (4-2) -3 @ Lander (3-3)
Hillsdale (2-4) -3 @ Harding (2-4)

ROUND TWO RESULTS
Limestone 76, St. Mary's (TX) 58
LC: W Hussey 18 (POG), D Wilson 20, E Graham 14
SMU: J Luberger 21, T Abron 12, S Parrish 12

@Dominican 71, Harding 51
D: T Grow 12 (POG), A Sullivan 12, R Ramsey 10/8R, D Spalding 9/11R
HU: R Gregory 10, J Ostrander 9/13R

@Hillsdale 65, Lander 57
HC: D Whitaker 18 (POG), J Welling 11, J Rooks 11
LU: C Mabery 18, C Feliciano 15, O Zausch 10, F Gotcher 10R
4/11/2014 8:36 PM
Is Bellarmine still the only team to win the Yarnell and NT in the same season.  It's been 28 years; surely there's been another
4/11/2014 8:39 PM
You're it. The initial Yarnell champ is only one to win NT in same season.
4/11/2014 8:48 PM
Is this Iba's version of the Madden Curse?
4/12/2014 9:26 AM
STANDINGS
Limestone 3-0
Dominican 2-1
Harding 1-2
Hillsdale 1-2
Lander 1-2
St. Mary's (TX) 1-2

ROUND FOUR
Hillsdale (2-5) +18 @ #3 Limestone (6-1)
#5 Dominican (6-1) -5 @ St. Mary's (TX) (4-3)
Harding (3-4) +3 @ Lander (4-3)

ROUND THREE RESULTS
Limestone 78, @Dominican 75
LC: E Graham 16 (POG), H Preston 16, D Wilson 13, S Murphy 13R
D: T Grow 18, D Spalding 15, R Ramsey 14/9R, M Flood 10/11R

@Lander 82, St. Mary's (TX) 74
LU: O Zausch 20 (POG), C Mabery 16, C Feliciano 15/9R, D Hoehne 15
SMU: J Luberger 26/12R, T Dorr 22

@Harding 59, Hillsdale 55
HU: R Armstrong 11 (POG), W Houghton 11, R Gregory 10
HC: J Welling 16, D Whitaker 11
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