6/6/2013 5:19 PM
     Well I am new to DII in Iba. I coach Florida Gulf Coast in the Southern Conference. I am trying an interesting method. I am running triangle and zone. I will use 9 of my scholarships and save three for extra money. There will be three in each class and one class that is empty. My first season recruiting was good. I didn't get a scorer like I wanted but I couldn't do a ton with a C prestige team.
     My favorite player out of this class is right out of my backyard (Fort Myers, FL) Michael Hart http://www.whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2705939 . He is going to be a really athletic defender and should fit pretty good in the zone. Michael will probably start this year due to the terrible posts we already have.
     The second recruit is also out of Fort Myers. He is a post player that I jumped in on and beat out another local coach for the second day of recruiting. His name is Jerry Balling http://www.whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2705125 . Jerry will be hopefully be able to develop to at least the 50's or 60's in LP. He will be a great rebounder and a really good athlete. 
     My last recruit is from Chatsworth, GA. He will hopefully develop into a good shooting guard. The last recruit is named Herbert Yost http://www.whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2706787 . He will be a pretty balanced player.
6/6/2013 8:00 PM
Interesting idea...I hope it works out well for you!
6/8/2013 2:13 PM (edited)

So no games tonight?

6/10/2013 10:04 AM
Good start for us at Longwood - again, if we can find consistent scoring, we will be hard to stop, because other than Parkside, we probably have one of the best defensive teams in DII. We're just not good lately about recruiting top-notch scorers.  

Grand Canyon could have quite a year - and it goes without saying that Parkside is the frontrunner. 
6/11/2013 6:55 PM (edited)
Top 64 Predictions - my very EARLY picks for the national tournament. 
 EDITED - Seedings predictions now included. 
 

(1)   – Grand Canyon, Cal San Diego, Wisconsin Parkside, St. Mary’s

(2)   -  U of Indianapolis, Valdosta St.,  Northeastern St., Longwood

(3)   -  St. Rose., Assumption,  CSU Los Angeles,  New Jersey Tech

(4)   – Belmont Abbey,  N. Alabama,  Hillsdale, Harding

(5)   – Fairmont St., Slippery Rock, Incarnate Word, Seattle

(6)   – Mt. Olive, Barton, Bloomfield, Wayne St. (NE)

(7)   – CSU  Stanislaus, Charleston,  Bellarmine, W. Alabama

(8)   – Erksine, San Fransisco St., Lander,  W. Georgia

(9)   – Coker, Mercyhurst, Augusta St., Drury

(10) – Mercy, New York Tech, LeMoyne, W. Oregon

(11) -  Mesa St., Felician,  Ouachita Baptist, Wayne St. (MI)

(12) -  Fayetteville St., Gannon, Humboldt St., Henderson St.,

(13) –  CSU Chico,  Montevallo, Adams St., Fla. Southern

(14) – U of the Sciences, Bowie St., SE Oklahoma St., Ohio Valey

(15) – Missouri St. Louis,  Emporia St.,  UNC Pembroke,  Eckerd

(16) – Oakland City,  Miles,  Cal U (PA), Wingate

My first team listed in each conference is the predicted conference winner. The rest are in no particular order. 

 

Cal CAA (6)

Grand Canyon  #1

Cal San Diego #1

CSU – Los Angeles - #3

CSU-Stanislaus #7

San Fransisco St. #8

CSU – Chico #13

 

CVAC (6)

Longwood  # 2

Bel-Abbey #4

Barton #6

Mt. Olive #6

Erksine #8

Coker #9

 

Central (4)

New Jersey Tech - #3

Bloomfield #6

Felician #11,

U of the Sciences #14

 

CIAA (2)

Fayetteville St.  #12

Bowie St. #14

 

East Coast (2)

Mercy #10

New York Tech #10

 

GLIAC (3)

Hillsdale #4

Wayne St. #11

 Gannon #12

 

GLV (5)

Wisc-Parkside - #1

U of Indy - #2

Bellarmine #7

Mercyhurst #9

Missouri, St. Louis #15

 

Great NW (2)

Seattle #5

Humboldt St. #12

 

Gulf South (4)

Harding #4

W. Georgia #8

Ouachita Baptist #11

Henderson St. #12

 

Heartland (7)

St. Mary’s #1

Valdosta #2

N. Alabama #4

Incarnate Word #5

W. Alabama #7

Drury #9

Montevallo #13

 

Lone Star (2)

Northeastern St. #2 

SE Oklahoma St. #14

 

Mid-America (1)

Emporia St. #15

 

North American (2)

Slippery Rock #5

W. Oregon #10

 

North Central (1)

Oakland City #16

 

Northeast 10 (3)

St. Rose #3

Assumption #3

Le Moyne #10

 

Northern Sun (1)

Wayne St. (NE)#6

 

Peach Belt (3)

Lander #8

Augusta St. #9

Pembroke #15

 

Penn St. (1)

Cal U – Pennsylvania #16

 

Rockies (2)

Mesa St. #11

Adams St. #13

 

South Atlantic (1)

Wingate #16

 

Southern Intercollegiate (1)

Miles #16

 

Sunshine (2)

Florida Southern #13

Eckerd #15

 

WVIAC (3)

Fairmont St. #5

Charleston #7

Ohio Valley #14

 

 

 

6/10/2013 6:28 PM
Love when you do these kinds of posts bbunch, it's part of the reason I've stuck to D2.

I can only speak to my conference (N-10) but I'll be predicting Assumption to win it and Franklin Pierce to make it as a 4th entry to the NT.
6/10/2013 7:35 PM
Posted by cregen7 on 6/10/2013 6:28:00 PM (view original):
Love when you do these kinds of posts bbunch, it's part of the reason I've stuck to D2.

I can only speak to my conference (N-10) but I'll be predicting Assumption to win it and Franklin Pierce to make it as a 4th entry to the NT.
Thanks, Cregen. I would have posted my bubble teams that got in, and bubble teams that didn't, but had a formatting issue when copying it from  word.

Franklin Pierce was one of  the last ones out in my prediction IIRC. I had them completely on the bubble.  
6/10/2013 7:47 PM
not confident we can make it, but i enjoy a challenge :D
6/10/2013 9:49 PM
We will see what we are made of tonight against #2 Grand Canyon. With only 4 upperclassmen Im not expecting much!
6/11/2013 10:43 AM
Posted by bbunch on 6/10/2013 1:24:00 PM (view original):
Top 64 Predictions - my very EARLY picks for the national tournament. 
 
My first team listed in each conference is the predicted conference winner. The rest are in no particular order. 
 
Cal CAA (6)
Grand Canyon
CSU – Los Angeles
San Fransisco St. 
Cal-Davis
Cal San Diego
CSU-Stanislaus
 
CVAC (6)
Longwood
Bel-Abbey
Barton
Erksine
Coker
Mt. Olive
 
Central (4)
New Jersey Tech
Felician
Bloomfield 
U of the Sciences
 
CIAA (2)
Fayetteville St. 
Bowie St.
 
East Coast (2)
Mercy
New York Tech
 
GLIAC (3)
Hillsdale
Gannon
Wayne St.
 
GLV (5)
Wisc-Parkside
U of Indy
Bellarmine
Mercyhurst
Missouri, St. Louis
 
Great NW (2)
Seattle
Humboldt St. 
 
Gulf South (4)
Harding
W. Georgia
Ouachita Baptist
Henderson St. 
 
Heartland (7)
St. Mary’s
Incarnate Word
Valdosta
W. Alabama
N. Alabama
Montevallo
Drury
 
Lone Star (2)
Northeastern St. 
SE Oklahoma St.
 
Mid-America (1)
Emporia St. 
 
North American (2)
Slippery Rock
W. Oregon
 
North Central (1)
Oakland City
 
Northeast 10 (3)
St. Rose
Assumption
Le Moyne
 
Northern Sun (1)
Wayne St. 
 
Peach Belt (3)
Lander
Pembroke
Augusta St.
 
Penn St. (1)
Cal U – Pennsylvania
 
Rockies (2)
Mesa St. 
Adams St. 
 
South Atlantic (1)
Wingate
 
Southern Intercollegiate (1)
Miles
 
Sunshine (2)
Florida Southern
Eckerd
 
WVIAC (3)
Fairmont St. 
Charleston
Ohio Valley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Le Moyne College Dolphins!!!  Thx bbunch
6/11/2013 2:56 PM
Posted by bow2dacowz on 6/10/2013 7:47:00 PM (view original):
not confident we can make it, but i enjoy a challenge :D
sorry bowz - i think you have a shot as well, but your team is just super-young. Good luck though - hope I provided motivation for your squad. 
6/11/2013 2:57 PM
Posted by muskies85 on 6/10/2013 9:49:00 PM (view original):
We will see what we are made of tonight against #2 Grand Canyon. With only 4 upperclassmen Im not expecting much!
I had you on the bubble. You have some talent there but the youth could hurt. 
6/11/2013 6:50 PM
updated with seedings included. Check above. I'm curious to see how accurate these are. 

(...of course, this is what I do with my newfound free time in the summer)
6/11/2013 7:29 PM
cheers bbunch. i'll take a #11 with some favourable matchups
6/11/2013 8:09 PM
No need to apologize bbunch...im acutely aware that we only have 2 upper classmen.

The one fun thing about young teams is just how much they improve over a season and what a different team they are by the end of the season compared to the beginning
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