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Lisella leaving bench at RowanGabby Lisella retired from her position as head women’s basketball coach at Rowan University where she set the program record for career victories with 245.
Squirrel! MBU to add men's hoopsMary Baldwin University announced it will add men's basketball with the hopes of launching a varsity program and playing in the USA South Athletic Conference in 2021-22.
From Moravian to MontclairJustin Potts, who has the only two 20-win seasons in 84 seasons of Moravian College men's basketball, left his alma mater to take the head coaching job at Montclair State.
Pioneers pick UWO assistantUW-Platteville will try to kick start the rebuild of its women's basketball program by hiring Kelly McNiff who won WIAC titles as a player and coach at UW-Oshkosh.
Signor-Brown goes to GarnetCandice Signor-Brown, who led Vassar to the NCAA Tournament four times, will be the next head women's basketball coach at Swarthmore.
North Park centerpiece enters Hall of FameComing out of a high school for future Catholic priests, Michael Harper became the unlikely centerpiece of a college basketball dynasty. The three-time national champion at North Park will enter the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall.
Cal Lutheran turns over both coachesCal Lutheran lost its head men's and women's basketball coaches to other colleges and quickly filled the vacancies with alums coaching at the high school level.
Smith goes back to Big BlueKalamazoo head men's basketball coach Jay Smith is returning to Division I Michigan to join Juwan Howard's staff as the Wolverines' director of player personnel and development.
Metcalf-Filzen returns to CarletonTammy Metcalf-Filzen, who is the only coach with a winning record in Carleton women's basketball history is returning to lead the Knights' program after a nine-year hiatus.
Arcadia chooses Albright alum to lead programArcadia hired former Albright player and assistant coach Adam Van Zelst to lead its men's program after Justin Scott took an assistant job at Division I St. Joseph's (Pa.).
Susquehanna replaces ReedSusquehanna hired Marywood head coach Gabby Holko as its new head women's basketball coach after Jim Reed stepped down to join Trevor Woodruff's staff at Division I Bucknell.
Dowling rides the Wave to D1Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Kristen Dowling is the fifth Division III head coach to make the jump to a D1 job this offseason. She was named the head coach at Pepperdine.
Clarkson interim coach finds permanent homeColleen Ames, who was Clarkson's interim head coach last season, will be the new head coach at Mount St. Mary.
Cardinals' Curle migrates southPlattsburgh State head coach Tom Curle, who led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament nine times, is leaving Upstate New York to become William Peace University's Athletic Director.
Tufts will play with Pace next seasonTufts is bringing former assistant coach Jill Pace back from the west coast to lead its women's basketball program.
Wheaton hires Bowdoin All-American as coachWheaton (Mass.) brought Sara Binkhorst back to Division III where she was an All-American guard at Bowdoin. She will be the Lyons' new head women's basketball coach, replacing Melissa Hodgdon.
Nichols names Army assistant to be new coachFor the second off season in a row, Nichols men's basketball followed a successful season with a coaching change. The Bison hired Army West Point assistant Brandon Linton to replace Scott Faucher who moved to Division II Assumption College.
Rhodes names Rogan as its new head coachRodney Rogan led the Millsaps men on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament more than a decade ago. Now he'll try to do the same with the Rhodes women as their head coach.
Lady Royals dub Seton Hall assistant next head coachNick DiPillo, who spent the last five seasons at Division I Seton Hall, will move a little farther west to take the reins of the University of Scranton's women's program.
Cobbers choose UWEC assistantConcordia-Moorhead named UW-Eau Claire lead assistant Kim Wagers as its new head women's basketball coach. She replaces Jessica Rahman who retired in April.
Hoopsville Podcast: May EditionIt may be the offseason, but we are still hard at work keeping track of what is going on in Division III basketball. This month, hear from two coaches who made unexpected job changes plus we dive into what is going on in the MIAC. It is the May Edition (in early June) of the Hoopsville Podcast!
Averett hires Diop as next coachAverett selected one former Mary Washington player to replace another as its head women's basketball coach.
Hobart names Thompson head coachStefan Thompson, who was an All-American guard and assistant coach at Hobart, will be the Statesmen's next head men's basketball coach.
Kuykendall switches to SouthwesternConner Kuykendall is leaving Schreiner but staying in the SCAC to become the next head coach at Southwestern. The Mountaineers and Pirates finished within a game of each other last season.
From JHU to BVU: Beavers name new coachBuena Vista named Johns Hopkins assistant head coach Trevor Johnson as its new head coach. He replaces Todd Lorenson who left the University after one season to become the head coach at NAIA Mount Marty.
Greensboro promotes from withinAfter Bryan Galuski left his positions as Greensboro's Athletic Director and head men's basketball coach, the College promoted associate head coach Jim Cantamessa to lead the basketball program.
Southern Virginia swaps coachesAdam Wardenburg moved from the Southern Virginia women's program to the men's, where he'll be the new head coach. Alumna Lynette Schroeder fills the vacancy on the women's side.
Marlins reel in Hudy as next coachVirginia Wesleyan lured Liz Hudy from Averett, where she built the Cougars into conference title contenders, to be its next head women's basketball coach.
Reber takes reins in program rebuildAlvernia hired last season's CSAC Coach of the Year to rebuild the Golden Wolves' women's basketball program.
Calvin leads alum back to lead the KnightsBill Sall, who was a two-time All-American at Calvin, is leaving his job as head coach at Division II Northwood to take over the Knight's men's program.
Conn College turns to SweeneyConnecticut College hired Hobart head coach Tim Sweeney to lead its men's basketball program back to relevance in the NESCAC. The Camels are winless in the conference since 2017.
Va Wes coach decides to go YeoVirginia Wesleyan head coach Stephany Dunmyer is returning to the conference where she thrived as a player to lead the Oberlin Yeowomen's program.
UW-River Falls hires former D1 assistantBlake DuDonis' resume includes several positions in and around women's basketball -- D1 assistant, SEC broadcaster, WNBA scout. Now he can add head coach to that list.
Rahman retires from Concordia-MoorheadJessica Rahman, who was the most successful player and coach in Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball history, announced her retirement.
Sewanee's Hedgepeth heads to alma materAfter leading Sewanee to the NCAA Tournament, Mick Hedgepeth stepped down to take a position at Division I Belmont. His assistant Brian Emerson will take over as the Tigers' head coach.
Thompson heads to Wasps' hiveAfter spending three seasons in way Upstate New York, Ben Thompson is headed back home to Southwest Virginia to become the next head men's basketball coach at Emory and Henry.
Bruins look to the Sky(line) for next coachMichael Coppolino will move from Newburgh (N.Y.) where he led Mount St. Mary back to prominence in the Skyline to Newburg (Ore.) where he'll be charged with keeping George Fox as national title contenders.
Logie leaves WhitworthMatt Logie, who won 194 games in eight seasons at Whitworth, is leaving Division III, with his longtime assistant taking over.
Woodruff leaving Lady RoyalsTrevor Woodruff, who led Scranton to the 2019 national semifinals, is leaving Division III to become the next head coach at Division I Bucknell. He is the third D-III women's head coach to take a Division I job this offseason.
Christner comes home to CalvinAfter coaching the Waynesburg men for seven seasons, Mark Christner is returning to his alma mater to become the Knights' new head women's basketball coach.
Joint championship dates announcedThe NCAA announced that all three levels of men's basketball will play their championships in Atlanta next May and then the women will do the same in Dallas in 2023.
Hinz takes over at alma materJosh Hinz, a two-time All-America selection at Beloit and the program's all-time leading scorer, will be the next head coach of the Buccaneers men's basketball program he used to play for.
Clark returns to Alma menLess than 13 months after Alma named Ryan Clark as its head women's basketball coach, the College picked him to fill the men's head coaching vacancy. He replaces Sam Hargraves who moved to Olivet.
Off Rhodes: Sumski goes D1Lauren Sumski, who is the only person to win an SAA championship as a player and coach, is leaving Rhodes to become the head coach at Division I Lipscomb.
Richardson retires at OtterbeinA series of moves in the Otterbein athletics department included Connie Richardson stepping down from her head coaching position after 28 seasons.Her assistant Diana Noles will take over the program.
St. Norbert selects D1 assistantMaking its first women's basketball coaching hire in more than four decades, St. Norbert College selected UW-Green Bay assistant coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry to lead its program.
Clark picks Ivy League assistantClark selected Brown University assistant coach Tyler Simms to lead the Cougars' men's program back into contention in the NEWMAC. He replaces Paul Phillips who retired at the end of last season.
Catholic chooses Kelly to lead programAaron Kelly, who coached at nearby Division I George Mason under former Williams coach Dave Paulsen, will be the next head coach at his alma mater, replacing Steve Howes who resigned.
Blackburn promotes young alumAustin Kirby, a 2017 graduate of Blackburn, will be coaching his former teammates in October of 2019 after Steve Kollar left for Concordia-Chicago.
Vraney resigns Beloit men's basketball postBrian Vraney has resigned from his post after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Buccaneer men's basketball program. Beloit was 8-17 this past season.
North Central gets coach from UMAC foeThe Rams found a Minnesota native and former 26-year-old college basketball head coach to take over their program.
Alvernia coach out after four seasonsSheila Mahony came to Alvernia as a head coach four years ago and left 17 wins later.
Sharks shut down programSimmons University announced that it is discontinuing its basketball program because of inadequate participation. The Sharks went 7-18, 4-8 in the GNAC last season.
St. Vincent hires new men's coachSt. Vincent promoted assistant coach and business professor Dr. Terrance Smith to head men's basketball coach, replacing D.P. Harris who took a head coaching job in Florida.
Promotions lead to changes at E&HEmory & Henry women's basketball coach Anne Crutchfield was named the school's permanent Athletic Director, so Jaclyn Dickens will be the Wasps' new head coach.
Hargraves changes MIAA addressAfter eight seasons as Alma's head coach, Sam Hargraves will take over another MIAA program. He was named the new head coach at Olivet College.
Olivet drops interim tag from women's head coachBrittany Berry took over the head women's basketball coaching role at Olivet in early January on an interim basis, and will stay on for 2019-20.
Kollar named CUC men's basketball coachSteve Kollar has been appointed the 21st head coach in Concordia University Chicago men's basketball history. Kollar comes to Concordia Chicago following a four year stint as head coach at Blackburn University.
George Fox coach jumps to D-IMichael Meek has become the fifth Division III women's basketball head coach to jump directly to a Division I head coaching job in a little more than 24 months, as the George Fox coach will make a short trip to the University of Portland.
One Moore season at WoosterSteve Moore announced that the 2019-20 season will be his last as the head of the Fighting Scots men's basketball program before he turns over the reins to associate head coach Doug Cline. Press release courtesy of Wooster athletics.
Winters is coming to OtterbeinAndy Winters is staying in the Columbus area and the OAC for his next job. Otterbein named the Capital University men's assistant as its next head coach.
Howes resigns at CatholicCatholic University announced Steve Howes' resignation as the head coach of the Cardinals' men's basketball program. Howes went 278-138 over 15 seasons with four conference titles.
2019 men's All-America teamThe 2019 All-America team was announced in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Saturday evening. Here's the full list, with Player of the Year and the national Rookie of the Year. Coach of the Year will be announced following the title game.
2019 women's All-AmericansOf the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country. Thomas More's Madison Temple was selected Player of the Year and Gabby Timmer of Calvin Rookie of the Year.
Bruns, Ebel score 19 apiece in All-Star GameHere's the full box score from the All-Star Game, with an unlikely 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc for Ryan Bruns, and 14 rebounds for Nolan Ebel.
WBCA All-Star game box scoreFormer Scranton head coach Mike Strong had his team start and finish strong in the inaugural WBCA Division III All-Star game. William Smith's Mia Morrison led all scorers with 20 points. Hope's Francesca Buchanan and Emory's Ashley Oldshue posted double-doubles.
In like Flynn: UW-Oshkosh wins titleJack Flynn shot 13-for-18 from the floor en route to a career-high 33 points as the Titans won a national title for the first time. UW-Oshkosh defeated Swarthmore 96-82.
Jenkins steps down at OberlinKerry Jenkins, who led the Oberlin women's basketball program to new heights, has decided to step down from his postion with the Yeowomen.
Disciples of disciplined defenseWhen Scranton was on the ropes on Saturday night, the defense came through, holding Tufts scoreless for the final eight-plus minutes in the Elite Eight. And that's not a fluke. Nathan Ford has more in a Road to Salem feature.
For Swarthmore, this is only the beginningIt may seem as if Swarthmore's men's basketball program has come out of nowhere to national prominence. But going from 11 wins to 22, to 25, to 28 has taken a lot of players and a lot of work, even if it is in a short time. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Bowdoin seniors in new roles, on same rollThis year's Polar Bears graduating class had the unenviable task of replacing the 2018 Player of the Year, stepping into the starting lineup, and turning from defensive stopper to 38-point scorer. One thing that didn't change, was seeing Bowdoin in the Final Four. Brian Lester has more.
Francis, Temple win Jostens TrophyIt's going to be a busy week for Wheaton's Aston Francis and Thomas More's Madison Temple, and it kicks off with each of them winning the honor which goes to Division III's most well-rounded student-athlete.
A captain's captainMarcus Carter turned down an invitation to the Division III All-Star Game because he was planning on being in Fort Wayne with his team. Turns out, Carter is indeed bringing the entire Christopher Newport team with him to the Final Four. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Wheaton, Oshkosh set for semifinal rematchAston Francis scored 45 points back in November when Wheaton beat UW-Oshkosh. That game seems light-years away as the teams prepare to meet again Friday in the Final Four. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Tommies' defense gets turned to 11Defense never has an off night. St. Thomas knows this, and that's why the Tommies made an even greater commitment to the defensive side of the ball after last year's early playoff exit. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Saints on a mission to finish what they startedAs freshmen, they won it all. They didn't expect that it would take them this long to get back to the top. Two more wins, and Thomas More's seniors can end their final season the way they ended their first. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
All-Region teams announcedThe All-Region teams are in, based on 716 nominations. It's the 18th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
NABC All-Star Game rosters announcedHere are the 20 Division III men's basketball seniors who will be going to Fort Wayne to participate in the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game.
Hoopsville: Final FoursA record(s) shattering performance on the men's side highlights the weekend. Home teams, barely, holding their own highlights the women's weekend. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave and guests recap the weekend and look ahead at the Championship Weekends. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast here.
Francis punches Thunder's ticket with 62Aston Francis scored a Division III NCAA Tournament record 62 points, including a fallaway 3-pointer in the corner with 11.7 seconds left to give Wheaton the lead for the final time. Swarthmore punched its first ticket to the semis as well, while CNU and UW-Oshkosh will make return trips.
Elite 8: Go fourth and conquerStrong fourth quarters sent Scranton and Thomas More to the Final Four on Saturday night, while Bowdoin and St. Thomas punched their tickets to Salem with ease.
Three hosts knocked off; Whitman eliminatedWilliams sent Whitman packing, Nichols knocked off Amherst, Guilford knocked out St. Thomas and Swarthmore survived in the final minutes against Randolph-Macon in Friday's Division III basketball Sweet 16. Here's the update.
Sweet 16: Scranton, St. Thomas win thrillersScranton rallied past Christopher Newport and into the sectional finals in dramatic fashion while St. Thomas eliminated defending champions Amherst in overtime. Elsewhere Wartburg, Tufts and Wash U. won with defense and Ithaca edged DeSales.
Hoopsville: Who Survives?By the end of the weekend, there will be eight teams remaining who have a chance at two national titles. But who? Watch Hoopsville On Demand (or listen to the podcast) to hear how some of the teams are preparing for the Sectional Round of the NCAA Tournaments.
Rosenbaum, Coene win All-Star Game final voteIn the end, it was a three-man race for two spots in the NABC's All-Star event, and final spot in the final vote went down to the wire. Here's who the fans chose for the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game.
Here's the point: Aston Francis is amazingYou've seen the headlines: 54 points against UW-Platteville, back-to-back 40-point nights in the NCAA Tournament, 33 points per game. But the most important point on that list of all those points is that Wheaton's Aston Francis is amazing. Here's how he got that way, in a Road to Fort Wayne feature by Nathan Ford.
Same trip, new friendsMadison McCoy was concerned that her new UMHB teammates wouldn't accept her, after her old team beat them and made a deep NCAA Tournament run. But "the redhead from East Texas" Baptist has fit in just fine and has helped the Crusaders to the Sweet 16. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
WBCA all-stars announcedThe WBCA is hosting its inaugural Division III women's basketball all-star game this weekend in Salem as part of championship weekend. Here are the 20 players chosen to participate and four more who will play another game in Salem this weekend.
Robinson resigns as Aurora men's coachAfter three seasons as head coach of Aurora and two NCAA Tournament bids, Lance Robinson has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
The Tommies' 12-year challengeWill DeBerg, right, and Anders Nelson first met 12 years ago, when DeBerg was invited to the 6-year-old's birthday party. It's hard to imagine that the other end of this 12-year-challenge has resulted in Nelson as starting point guard for the Tommies. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
CNU's seniors get another shotAs wide-eyed freshmen, Zhara Tannor, Jessica Daguilh and Madison Howdyshell's postseason came to an end with an 82-46 setback at Scranton in the 2016 sectionals. Now, three years later, they face Scranton once again. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
All-Star voting open until noon!Eight players are on the ballot for the fan vote for the 2019 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game, and you can only vote on! Voting closes at noon ET on Thursday.
Hoopsville: Shockingly SweetUpsets, close games, tough matchups. It was a thrilling opening weekend of the NCAA Tournaments. We recap the weekend and start looking to next weekend on Hoopsville. Guests from around the country join us. Catch up On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Tommies topple champsFor the 10th consecutive year, Division III men's basketball will not have a repeat champion, as Ryan Lindberg scored 15 points and led a 3-point shooting blitz that lifted No. 13-ranked St. Thomas to Saturday night's stunning 70-58 road upset of No. 1-ranked Nebraska Wesleyan.
NESCAC advances three to Sweet 16The NESCAC will have a trio moving on, while the CCIW and ODAC have two teams apiece advancing to the Division III men's basketball Sweet 16. More in the second-round tournament recap.
The WhiparoundPhew -- what a rush. Over Friday and Saturday night, Dave McHugh and our D3 crew did all the highlights they could do. Check out the Whiparound Show archive.
Titans tip Tigers with one tick leftFrom elation to anxiety and finally celebration, No. 13 UW-Oshkosh rode an emotional roller coaster in the final minute of its second round victory over No. 19 DePauw. It's our Game of the Night, with the recap courtesy of Oshkosh athletics.
Second round: It's not how you startFourth quarter rallies saved the day for Bowdoin and Tufts while Thomas More tore past Trine in the second half. Elsewhere Mary Hardin-Baylor won its Texas three-match and Wartburg dominated Hope.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 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 14.
Northwestern hands SJU another first-round LThe Johnnies came in ranked No. 8, as the D-III leader in rebounding margin and shooting percentage. The Eagles outrebounded and outshot the Johnnies in a 93-78 first-round upset, marking the second year in a row that the UMAC champ has eliminated St. John's.
Pomona-Pitzer back in the danceCharles Katsiaficas has won nearly 500 games as head coach at Pomona-Pitzer, and has been chair of the Division III men's basketball committee, but hasn't gotten his Sagehens to the NCAA Tournament since 2008. That drought ends tonight. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
First round means big performancesGwynedd Mercy advanced to the second round for the fourth time, Nichols won a nail-biter and Aston Francis scored 42 points, while Dom LeMorta outdid him by three to lead Alfred to a first-round win in its first NCAA Tournament game in a generation. More in the men's first-round wrapup.
Captains battle past Bullets in GettysburgFifteen of the 16 first round hosts advanced on Friday night and the one that didn't lost a thriller in our Game of the Night where Christopher Newport battled past Gettysburg.
First round turns into Upset CentralThree nationally ranked teams from the Central Region fell in the first round with Wisconsin Lutheran slogging past No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan, Oglethorpe ousting No. 23 Chicago and No. 10 Hope topping No. 21 Wheaton. Plus Baldwin Wallace won in dramatic fashion and No. 5 Trine held off Emory.
Hoopsville: Tourney PreviewsThe teams are ready for games that will tip off on Friday, but the DIII basketball tournaments cannot begin without a proper preview. Dave is joined by coaches around the country whose teams are ready for a chance at a national title. Plus, hear who experts and friends think will be playing in the final four. Catch up On Demand or via the Podcast!
Vande Streek announces his retirementKevin Vande Streek, head coach of the Calvin mwne's basketball team for the past 23 years, has retired. He won 435 games and two Division III national championships at the helm of the Knights.
2019 men's tournament previewRyan Scott has taken you Around the Nation throughout the season and now he's ready to take you on to the Road to Fort Wayne. Our annual preview gets you ready for the 2019 NCAA Tournament with predictions on who will advance through each pod this weekend.
2019 women's tournament previewWhen Thomas More ripped through a front-loaded schedule, there was a feeling of inevitability to them winning the title, despite the poll positioning. Then Bowdoin, St. Thomas and others showed what they can do while TMU was idle. So will TMU leave Division III on the highest note possible?
No looking aheadYes, fifth-ranked Trine is paired up to potentially top-ranked Thomas More in the second round on Saturday, but the Thunder are doing their best not to get ahead of themselves. More in a Road to Salem feature by Nathan Ford.
New coach inspires Chatham’s breakoutTurnaround? Resurgence? No, instead let's call it a breakout season for Chatham. In just their fourth season of men's basketball, the Cougars punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Fort Wayne feature.
Hornets' spirits refuse to be squashedShenandoah, the eighth seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament, didn't pack for a one-and-done. And they're not done yet. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Willson stepping down from E&H jobDavid Willson, who helped lead the Emory & Henry men's basketball program to their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in 2018, is leaving his position to assume the same role at Memphis University school.
Division III's biggest first-round upsetsDo you think your team has what it takes to pull off an epic first-round upset? Plenty of teams have felt the same way in the past decade, and some of them have pulled it off. Here's a look at the top first-round upsets of the past 10 years, ranked from 1-10.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville Special: Brackets BreakdownThe brackets are out, the teams selected, it is time to play for national championships. But first, we break down what was revealed today on Hoopsville. Watch a special edition of the show On Demand as we take a look at the 2019 national tournaments.
Latest women's Top 25Amidst all the excitement of the last 72 hours, we have a new No. 1 team entering the NCAA Tournament and SUNY New Paltz makes its Top 25 debut. How high did Tufts rise? How far did St. Joseph's (Maine) fall? Who returned to the Top 25 just in time for the Tournament? Find out here.
Rockford moves men's assistant overTaylor Stinson, a former Rockford men's basketball player and a four-year assistant men's basketball coach, has been tabbed to take over a women's basketball program which has won 27% of its games over the past 11 seasons.
Men's NCAA Tournament bracket is out!Here is the bracket for the 2019 Division III men's basketball tournament with a couple of surprise at-large picks and some great matchups to look forward to.
Women's bracket released!The bracket for the 2019 Division III women's basketball NCAA Tournament is out, with the committee choosing two Skyline teams to make the field and three NESCAC teams to host in the first weekend.
Hoopsville: Selection Sunday SpecialWho will be selected to play for a national title? Dave and his team of selectors will take on the challenge of making mock selections for both the men's and women's tournaments. Plus, hear from the national committee chairs and those who's programs are "dancing" for the first time ever. The Hoopsville Special is On Demand!
Sunday: 'Bos depose conference foesTufts defeated top-ranked Bowdoin 75-69 to win the NESCAC championship title while Shenandoah proved that eight was enough in the ODAC. In men's action Guilford toppled Randolph-Macon, Hanover held off Transy and Amherst won the NESCAC.
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe 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 2019 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
Men's championship SaturdayJim Calhoun's run at his first-ever trip to the D-III NCAA Tournament fell a few points short, North Central came up with a win at Augustana, Emerson clinched its first-ever trip to Division III's big dance and Emory won the automatic bid for the only conference without a conference tournament. In all, 30 bids were on the line on Saturday.
Women's championship SaturdayThe Great Lakes Region hosted three thrilling title games with each one finishing more dramatically than the last. Upsets on each coast burst someone's bubble somewhere and six programs punched their first ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Get the full recap from our fullest day of the year.
Who's in the men's tournament?With two men's automatic bids in the books through Friday night, there are lots and lots of them to be handed out over the weekend. That includes Saturday evening, where Chatham is hoping for its first-ever trip to the dance in just its fourth season of men's basketball. Follow them all on the tracker.
Thursday men: All smiles for PointersThere will definitely be more than one WIAC team in the NCAA Tournament, while Capital lost for the third time in four games, MIT fell into the world of the at-large bids and Augsburg kept its tournament hopes alive on a busy Thursday of Division III men's basketball.
Friday: Baruch wins CUNY at buzzerThey don't play football in the CUNYAC, but Baruch pulled out a four-receiver set on its final play of the game and scored with 0.2 seconds left to win the conference title. Rowan clinched an automatic bid as well, while the while the Centennial, CCIW and more got set for tomorrow's finals.
Friday women: Hawk-a-maniaIt was a great day to be a Hawk in New York, but a bad one to be a higher seed in the ODAC tournament. Plus Mary Hardin-Baylor broke East Texas Baptist's hearts at the buzzer as championship weekend tipped off.
Thursday women: Finding hidden gemsOn a night when most ranked teams won playoff games by comfortable margins, there were still a few surprises. The lower seeds won in the NEWMAC and NJAC tournaments and Ohio Northern won again in the OAC.
Tuesday: Oh-highs and lowsWooster won a nail biter in the first round of the NCAC tournament while Marietta fell at home to John Carroll in the OAC playoffs. Elsewhere Aston Francis extended his career and the Ohio Northern women upset Baldwin Wallace.
Eastern coach to focus on AD roleEastern athletic director Eric McNelley will be stepping away from his role as Head men's basketball coach to focus on the overall needs of athletics. Associate head coach Dan Pruessner will assume leadership of the men's basketball program.
Walden resigns as coach at alma materKevin Walden, a Knox alumnus, led the Prairie Fire out of the Midwest Conference basement, if only temporarily. The team was 1-24 this past season.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
The battle is realIf there's one thing coaches Grey Giovanine, Mike McGrath and Becky Martin know, it's that you need to get screened for cancer early and often. And when Giovanine, the head men's coach at Augustana, announced his diagnosis recently, a lot of people came to realize the same thing. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Latest men's Top 25Swarthmore will be throwing it down as the No. 1 seed in the Centennial Conference tournament and will be doing so from a high-water mark of No. 6 in the country. Here's the latest men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25Augsburg breaks into the Top 25 for the first time in our poll's history while Emory and Henry returns to the rankings for the third time this season. Get the full list here.
Vick out at Hampden-SydneyDee Vick, an alumnus and former assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney, is done after 11 seasons as the school's head basketball coach. The Tigers finished the season 4-19.
Hoopsville: Now or NeverThe time is now. If teams want to be sure to playing in March, the opportunity is before them. The season comes down to this week. Watch a special, extended, edition of Hoopsville On Demand, or listen to the podcast. Bubble talk, surging teams, must-win games. We have it all!
Wash U. goes 30 for 30Washington U. clinched the UAA title and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, extending the Bears' run of NCAA Tournament appearances to 30 in a row. Recap courtesy of Wash U.
Graves closes regular season with milestoneNaomi Graves picked up her 500th victory in Springfield's 68-58 win over Clark in the Pride's final game before the NEWMAC tournament. She became the 36th Division III coach to reach that milestone and the fourth this season.
Oxy snaps P-P's win streakOccidental snapped Pomona-Pitzer's 18-game winning streak, the Ohio Athletic Conference finished in a three-way tie and conference tournament play began in the NESCAC, NJAC and CUNYAC. Plus, Jack Davidson's free throw streak came to an end, but not before ...
Saturday women: Postseason comes into focusSaturday brought the end of the regular season for much of Division III and the start of the postseason for a few conferences. Kean ensured the NJAC will have a new champion and Texas-Dallas ended the regular season on a very high note.
Amherst piling up winsAmherst has played so many games in the past week and a half that Dave Hixon hasn't had time to run the snowblower. With five games in nine days, though, the wins piled up just as high as the snow. Brian Lester has more.
Who's in the women's tournament?The conference playoffs are over and all 43 automatic qualifying bids to the 2019 NCAA Tournament have been awarded. Click here to get the full list of who is definitely dancing and who will have a nervous wait for Selection Monday.
Second men's regional rankingsThe second public NCAA Division III regional rankings are out, the rankings created by the NCAA which determine the pecking order for at-large selections to the NCAA Tournament as well as tournament seedings.
Second women's regional rankingsThe second public NCAA Division III regional rankings have been released. They are one of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
Wednesday: Down the stretch they comeThe NESCAC race ended with its top six teams separated by one game. The OAC could finish in a four-way tie for first. Plus St. John's blasted its rivals and the DePauw women wrapped up the NCAC title on the last Wednesday night of the regular season.
Winning by playing at pacePlaying old-school basketball, being conservative on both ends of the floor, may have served teams well in the recent past, but the margin of error is getting slimmer, with the new school of thought being to play quick on offense, but slow on defense. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
New men's poll: Look who's in the Top 10!Week 10 finds Pomona-Pitzer in the top 10, the highest the Sagehens have ever been in our poll. Who else moved into the top 10 this week? Check out the full Top 25.
Latest Top 25 women's pollWhen there are only two losses across the entire Top 25, there's not much room to move up. George Fox makes a small jump from No. 13 to No. 11 after beating Whitman last Friday night. Get the full list here.
Hoopsville: Final WeeksThe regular season is nearly over! Teams are either playing their final games, hoping to play a little while longer, or have plans to play into March. What teams may or may not accomplish their goals. Watch Sunday's Hoopsville as Dave and guests give unique insight into the final weeks.
Saturday men: NWU holds on; Augsburg ralliesSt. Thomas saw its long win streak snapped, Springfield revived some memories of its 2018 Final Four run, Nebraska Wesleyan survived its first week back in the No. 1 spot and Wabash's Jack Davidson set the Division III all-time record for consecutive made free throws in Saturday's men's basketball action. 
Saturday women: Locking up top seedsSt. Thomas, DeSales and Wheaton (Ill.) ensured that they will stay home for their conference playoffs while Mary Hardin-Baylor guaranteed that everyone in the ASC will come to their place for that tournament. Get Saturday's full recap here.
Friday night: Emory halts Wash U run; Thomas hits big shotThe Washington U. women came into Atlanta on a long winning streak but left it no closer to the UAA title, while Thomas beat Husson on an 80-footer at the buzzer and the Amherst men finished a sweep of Williams.
Hoopsville: Rankings PressureUWSP men's basketball case is closed, the first regional rankings are out, we are into the final weeks of the season. There is a lot that is providing pressure for teams around the country. You don't want to miss Thursday's extended edition of Hoopsville. Watch it On Demand or listen to the podcast episode.
Alumni living up to D-III ideals overseasAlumni from Wooster, Swarthmore and Salve Regina are among a dozen D-III alumni developing, discovering and dedicating themselves to learning and serving at-risk youth in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
First men's regional rankingsThe first public NCAA Division III regional rankings are out. They are the first of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
First women's regional rankingsThe first public NCAA Division III regional rankings have been released. They are the first of three sets which we will see before the selections are made and announced on Monday, Feb. 25.
Recap: Oshkosh survives; Tommies end on a runNo. 3 UW-Oshkosh survived in overtime, while fifth-ranked St. Thomas ended the game on a 13-0 run in men's basketball, and the women's games went according to ranking in Wednesday's Division III basketball action. 
NCAA finally closes the Stevens Point caseTwenty-five months ago, UW-Stevens Point suspended head men's basketball coach Bob Semling for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, and even that was the second self-imposed punishment the school handed down for violations which occurred in 2015. Now, nearly three and a half years later, the long process has finally come to a conclusion.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Emmanuel Saints making it fun againThere's been a men's basketball team at Emmanuel for 17 years, and most of them have been pretty uninspiring. That includes last year's 3-22 campaign. But under a new coach, Emmanuel is on track for its best season ever, and a turnaround that is plus-12 wins and counting. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: What A WeekendFrom "The Rivalry," to a 346-point game, and upsets a-plenty, it was another crazy weekend in Division III basketball. Tune in to a special edition of Hoopsville on Monday evening as Dave tries to cover everything plus look ahead to the first regional rankings. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.
200 points: Why we went for itGeorge Barber, the head men's basketball coach at Greenville, made the controversial decision to let his team go for 200 points on Saturday against Fontbonne. Here he tells why he made the call.
New men's Top 25: Top spot changes handsAugustana's stay in the top spot was brief, and the defending champs are back on top, but how far did the Vikings slide? Check out the full men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25 releasedLast week Wheaton (Ill.) took control of the CCIW race by sweeping Illinois Wesleyan. This week the Thunder entered the Top 25. Check out the latest rankings here.
What makes Calvin and Hope The RivalryPat Coleman reflects on why Calvin and Hope, which met for the 200th time on Saturday, are The Rivalry, the undisputed top combo in all of Division III men's basketball.
Hoopsville Courtside: The RivalryDave McHugh and Pat Coleman are live, courtside, with a special one-hour pregame show ahead of the 200th meeting of the Calvin-Hope rivalry. Get the history of Division III's biggest rivalry, hear from some of the top players in the rivalry's history and more as we count you down to tipoff.
Saturday men: 200 rules the dayCalvin and Hope went down to the wire in the 200th meeting of The Rivalry, and Greenville scored 200 points. In addition, three players reached the 2,000-point plateau in Saturday's Division III men's basketball action.
Saturday women: How 'bout them Cowgirls?Hardin-Simmons upped its winning streak to six games by upsetting No. 6 Mary Hardin-Baylor 61-59. Elsewhere Catholic dropped Scranton, New Paltz swept Geneseo and UW-Whitewater continued its resurgence.
Manning hits milestone at WilliamsPat Manning won her 500th game on Friday night in Williamstown where the Ephs dominated Colby. She became the 21st active coach in Division III to reach that milestone.
6th Annual Hoopsville MarathonTime for the annual Hoopsville Marathon! Watch Thursday's show On Demand (or listen to the podcast episodes) and hear from coaches, administrators, alums, and fans of Division III basketball around the country. Also hear from both national committee chairs, the head of officials, and many others.
North Central takes down top-ranked VikingsThose who braved the elements and made the trek to Gregory Arena were treated to a bit of history Thursday evening, as North Central closed with a strong stretch run and defeated No. 1-ranked Augustana.
Growing up around the gameThe clichés about kids of coaches tend to be true, and while Griffin Kornaker, Jamie Boeheim and Mark Turgeon won't get to play for their dads, they are bringing that experience to their Division III basketball teams. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Muniz drops 56 as UNE rolls, 139-104Jared Thorpe-Johnson broke Curry's single-game record with 59 points, the second-most in D-III this season, but it was University of New England, behind 56 from Drew Muniz, which came away from the 139-104 win on Wednesday night.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Wartburg's new lineup comes into its ownThe Wartburg women's basketball team finished its 2017-18 season in the national semifinals, but lost a ton of production to graduation. Now it's looking as if the new faces are getting the job done in 2018-19. More in a feature from Nathan Ford.
After the upset, who's No. 1?Four teams received No. 1 votes in this week's poll, with the leader being ... check out the full Top 25 for more.
Women's latest Top 25 releasedBowdoin's victory over Amherst convinced at least a couple voters to switch their No. 1 votes so the Polar Bears sit atop the poll alone. How far did Amherst fall? What about Scranton? And where did the voters slot Trine and Hope after the Thunder's sweep?
Hoopsville: Did You See...If you relaxed, again, and didn't watch games, you missed another set of significant outcomes. From upsets to statement games, there was plenty to pick from in just the last few days. Dave and guests try and break it all down on Hoopsville. Watch it On Demand or listen to the podcast!
Saturday men: Loras ends NWU's streak at 31The defending champ and No. 1 team in the country fell on Saturday afternoon, while Wooster handed Wabash just its second loss of the season and Colby delivered the same to Hamilton in Division III men's basketball action on Saturday.
Saturday women: Bowdoin stays unbeatenAfter falling behind by 16, the Polar Bears roared past Amherst to stay unbeaten in conference and overall. Meanwhile Elizabethtown stunned Scranton, Trine swept Hope, and Thomas More returned to the court with a predictable result.
The Prairie Wolves' super subNebraska Wesleyan has been an a roll fore the past season and a half, but the Prairie Wolves have had their share of challenges this season. The good thing is, whenever the defending champs need someone to step into the starting lineup, Nate Bahe is there. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: They Got GoodTeams who have had unbelievable starts, but have not faltered, are now in the spotlight. The question is no longer "can they keep this up?" But rather, the question is, "how did they get this good?" We ask versions of that question to our guests on Hoopsville. Watch the show On Demand now.
The old men in D3When you're 30-plus years old, and have four kids, the last thing you're thinking of is lacing them up and hustling up and down the floor in practice, let alone for 40 minutes in a game. But that's what at least two Division III basketball players are doing this season, and Ryan Scott tells their story in Around the Nation.
Wednesday men: Scoring all the pointsAaron Jones poured in 28 points to lift North Central (Ill.) to 15-3, someone not named Aston Francis poured in 47 points, and someone who is named Aston Francis scored 45 in Division III men's basketball action on Wednesday night.
Wednesday women: Witt wins Tiger tangleWittenberg dealt No. 16 DePauw its first conference loss of the year and just its second in two-plus seasons while Wednesday's results jumbled the WIAC and Freedom conference races. Plus Wartburg shut down Loras, Rowan edged TCNJ and Transylvania topped Hanover.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's Top 25Who benefits from all the shuffling after Saturday's losses in the top 10? Plus, where do the Johnnies and Tommies end up entering their Monday night rivalry showdown? See it all in the new men's basketball Top 25.
Latest women's Top 25Misericordia had its showdown with DeSales postponed until next week, but the Cougars still made the Monday headlines by achieving their first ranking in our poll. Transylvania is also ranked for the first time since 2015.
Tommies outlast Johnnies in OT thrillerJunior Elijah Hannah scored 11 of his team-high 13 points after halftime and No. 7-ranked St. Thomas rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to edge No. 13-ranked St. John's in overtime, 74-72, on Monday night.
Hoopsville: Underdogs & UpsetsMilestones, upsets, underdogs, under the radar, and giving back ... that's what's on tap. Join Dave and guests as they recap another terrific week in D-III basketball. Hear from some of the teams many didn't expect to be talking about. Also, hear about how some teams are giving back on this national holiday. Watch the show On Demand.
Saturday men: Upsets in the snowThe snowstorm which made travel difficult across much of the midwest and led to official travel bans in Pennsylvania led to many rescheduled games on Saturday, but Carleton and Middlebury would be among the teams glad they got their games in, as they each defeated top 10 teams in Division III men's basketball action.
Saturday women: Sounds goodPuget Sound showed that the NWC has a three-team race by winning at No. 24 Whitman and Gettysburg showed that the Centennial race is basically over. Elsewhere UW-Oshkosh and Babson won their battles for conference supremacy.
Husson's Walker wins No. 500Kissy Walker collected her 500th career victory as Husson took the first game of a weekend series against SUNY-Canton. She becomes the 200th active Division III women's coach to reach that milestone.
Monks hardly silent after narrow lossSt. Joseph's (Maine) lost a close second round game last year to Amherst, which went on to win the national title. And in 2018-19, a year in which the Monks haven't been tested, the memory of that game continues to fuel their run. Brian Lester has more.
Hoopsville: Schedule AlgebraIt is the time of the year when the schedule math makes things challenging. Second-half of conference games, familiar foes or rivals, travel grinds, campus boredom or changes, and much more. How are teams staying focused and why some upsets should be expected. Hear about the math on Hoopsville. You can watch it On Demand anytime.
Bacon sizzles against former teamNew Jersey City guard Marajiah Bacon scored 27 points against her former team, including the 2000th of her career, in the Gothic Knights' 69-64 loss to Kean. Bacon is 28 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in NJAC women's basketball history.
Wednesday men: Amherst wins one for HixonWith assistant coach and former star point guard Aaron Toomey running the show, Amherst got a huge win over its archrival. No. 20 Capital saw its winning streak brought to an end while Wittenberg survived in overtime vs. Ohio Wesleyan.
Wednesday women: Staying out in frontSt. Thomas, Trine and Gettysburg won big games in various ways to stay in front of their conference races. Meanwhile the WIAC race got messy and it was another good Knight in Southern Virginia.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's basketball Top 25Capital plays its way into the poll, while St. John's plays its way even higher. And where does Wabash end up as its great run of basketball continues? That and more in the new men's basketball Top 25.
Virtual tie atop women's Top 25Can you have a No. 1 and No. 1A? This is as close to that situation as you can get, with Thomas More and Bowdoin tied based on points but the Polar Bears retaining the edge based on No. 1 votes.
Winkelman out; Calvin cites lack of fitChuck Winkelman, who has coached the Calvin women's basketball team since the fall of 2016, is out with nine games to on the conference slate as the school mentions the lack of fit with the program.
Hoopsville: Stormy WeatherWhether it is Mother Nature or the schedule, there always seems to be a stormy patch or two for teams this time of the season. How they deal with travel or schedule changes and how to handle the sudden surprise of a tougher-than-expected opponent. Find out more about it all on Hoopsville - watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Saturday men: Tommies win in 3 OTNo. 16 St. Thomas survived a triple overtime shootout at Augsburg, while Capital ran its win streak to 12 and Gordon improved to 14 wins in a row. Wooster sent Wittenberg to its third loss in four games, while Grinnell set a record you might not expect in Saturday's action.
Saturday women: Blues roll, Knights fallWhitman dominated its NWC battle with No. 12 George Fox while SUNY New Paltz tripped No. 14 SUNY Geneseo. Elsewhere Guilford continued its romp through the ODAC and No. 6 Tufts tamed No. 25 Middlebury.
Living on the runDon’t look now, but they’re scoring a lot of points in Oregon and Washington. While Division III and basketball in general is moving towards a faster pace, the NWC seems to be leading the way. Ryan Scott takes a deep dive in what's going on in Around the Nation.
Returning homeFor Monmouth guard Will Carius, playing basketball has always been a way to escape. Having transferred to Monmouth from a Division II school before the season started, now Carius is playing in front of his friends and family, at the school where his father and grandfather played. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
Hoopsville: Conference GrindThe holiday break is long gone. The real grind of the basketball season has begun: conference play. What teams are impressing, who are faltering, and who will survive. Plus, the season debut of the "WBCA Center Court." Watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Battle of the Whits goes to the BluesIt was a thriller between two top 10 teams as Darne Duckett scored 19 points off the bench and Andrew Vickers added 18 points in a reserve role as No. 4 Whitman edged No. 7 Whitworth 100-98 in Spokane, Washington.
Wednesday wrapup: Crusaders cap it offCapital and Wabash find themselves at the top of their conferences after wins against higher ranked teams, Emerson took down No. 7 MIT, Oshkosh won a key WIAC battle and the Luther women pulled off a significant upset in Wednesday's D-III basketball action.
Back after a long layoffFor Chapman's Cam Haslam, the 2016 Rookie of the Year, and St. Thomas' Bobbi Brendefur, the road back to the floor has been long -- more than a year, in fact. Ryan Scott finds out about the perseverance it takes to make it back after debilitating injuries in the new Around the Nation.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
P-P, UST among new teams in pollThe men's poll is back after its holiday hiatus, with some new faces in the poll and some old faces returning to the ranking as well. Check out the full men's basketball Top 25.
New-look poll for New YearThe New Year brings a new-look Top 25 with lots of movement after the holiday tournaments. DeSales enters the poll for the first time in nearly a decade and Middlebury enters for the first time ever. Plus Scranton moves up to No. 3 and Mary-Hardin Baylor rises into the Top 10.
Hoopsville: Welcome Back!Upsets, great games, close finishes, record breaking accomplishments ... oh and conference play has resumed. Two hours may not be enough, but that doesn't mean we won't cram it all in to tonight's Hoopsville. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast to catch up with the New Year!
Tilley to retire from St. NorbertConnie Tilley has announced that her 42nd season at the helm of the St. Norbert women's basketball team will be her last. She has won more than 1,000 games as a Green Knights coach in basketball, softball and volleyball.
Phillips announces retirement from ClarkPaul Phillips' second stint as Clark men's basketball coach lasted more than a decade, but this time around, it's a retirement rather than a resignation.
Saturday men: Good with a capital GGuilford and Gordon pulled off upset wins, while Scranton lost for the first time all season and the partial shutdown of the federal government claimed a game on Saturday.
Saturday women: Polar Bears pull awayAfter a close first half, No. 1 Bowdoin pulled away from No. 4 Tufts for a convincing road victory on Saturday afternoon, while No. 2 Thomas More rallied to win at No. 23 UT-Dallas. Plus Gettysburg tightened its grip on the Centennial and Mass-Boston snapped a small losing skid in style.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Wednesday men's wrapup: January beginsConference play got underway in many locations across Division III men's basketball on Wednesday night, including Wisconsin, Virginia and Massachusetts, with Stevens Point, MIT and Christopher Newport posting key wins.
Wednesday women: Thunder road warriorsThe No. 11 Trine Thunder and the Wheaton Thunder each posted road wins against higher ranked conference opponents on Wednesday night, while Marietta joined the party as Division III basketball action got back into full swing.
Gromacki rings out 2018 in styleA few hours before the calendar flipped to 2019, Amherst head coach G.P. Gromacki won his 500th career game as the Mammoths defeated Redlands in California.
Recapping the 2018-19 ClassicWe had 18 Division III basketball teams in Las Vegas this week for the ninth-annual Classic! Here's a one-stop shop for video broadcasts, game recaps, box scores and conversations with coaches and players from all 18 teams participating in the event.
Yosinoff sets all-time recordEmmanuel head coach Andy Yosinoff became Division III women basketball's all-time leader for coaching victories on Sunday afternoon when his Saints defeated Ramapo in Florida. Game recap courtesy of Emmanuel College.
Whitworth wins a thriller; Carthage ralliesThe No. 9 Pirates defeated Johns Hopkins on a layup with 1.2 seconds left, while Carthage rallied for a fourth-quarter win and Linfield and Amherst wrapped up their trip to the Classic in Las Vegas at 2-0.
Saturday women: Going coast to coastSt. Joseph's (Maine) got some sun and a victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon as All-American Kelsi McNamara put on a show. Elsewhere Thomas More continued its road rampage and St. Thomas stifled Wash U.
Saturday men: Present 10sScranton improved to 10-0 by defeating a local rival. No. 16 Nichols did the same with a win on the road. A few other teams turned their perfect record up to 11. But not all undefeated teams survived Saturday. Get the recap here.
Fox throws in 43; Willamette, ONU surviveHannah Fox scored a tournament-record 43 points, while Willamette scored just two points in the fourth quarter and won with 43 points. UW-Platteville came out 2-0 after a thrilling overtime win and Ohio Northern held off North Central (Ill.) in Day 2 action at the ninth annual Classic.
Friday: Picking up where we left offAs teams started to return from holiday break, upsets started to return to the scoreboard. Wilmington and Elmhurst knocked off unbeaten ranked foes, Whitman won a thriller and the Hope women gutted out a win over Oshkosh.
Hoopsville: Semester FinaleThe first semester has come to a close and it's time for a holiday break. Who has caught Dave's eye? How has one conference commissioner impacted D3 hoops? What does Gordon Mann think of the first six weeks of women's basketball? Those questions, and more, answered on Thursday's Hoopsville. Watch On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Baines explodes for 50 as Oxy goes to 10-0Zach Baines hit on 22 of his 26 field goal attempts as the Tigers go into break unbeaten, and 6-0 against Division III members.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest women's basketball Top 25You know a team had a good week when it almost takes over the top spot in the poll without the previous week's top-ranked team losing. Thomas More is now ranked second behind Bowdoin after two impressive wins.
Hoopsville: Under the RadarNearly six weeks into the season and it's time to evaluate things. Some teams are off to great starts and others are struggling. We "Buy or Sell" and chat with squads who seem to be under the radar. Watch Hoopsville On Demand, or listen to the podcast, here.
Saturday: TMU, Tommies too muchThe Thomas More women handled Hope at DeVos Fieldhouse and the St. Thomas men pulled away from UW-Stevens Point in St. Paul. Elsewhere IWU's skid reached three games and Ferrum won its first game as an ODAC member.
Hoopsville: Holiday Hype!Time off or still playing? For many DIII programs it is an interesting period of the season. Some are still playing games around finals and leading up to the Christmas break. Others won't play for nearly a month. On Thursday's Hoopsville, hear from four programs still playing and traveling before the holidays. You can watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast.
Francis pours in 54 as Wheaton rolls at PlattevilleAston Francis scored 34 of his 54 points in the decisive first half as Wheaton (Ill.) rolled to a 99-77 road victory at UW-Platteville on Wednesday night.
D3's international flavor continues to growWhile it's a dream of many Division III basketball student-athletes to play basketball overseas after graduation, there are also many current D-III players who are doing the same. They've come here from Europe, Latin America, Australia and more to go to school and play ball. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Latest women's basketball Top 25Meaningful results for Bowdoin and Thomas More created some shuffling of No. 1 votes at the top of the ranking, while Randolph-Macon returns at the bottom of it.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Latest men's basketball Top 25Rochester is on the rise, as are Nichols, Marietta and many other teams in the men's basketball Top 25. Check out the full poll.
Bacons' 46 snaps NJCU skid at 42Senior twin transfers Marajiah Bacon and Miesha Bacon combined for 46 points, 24 rebounds and multiple memorable moments as the New Jersey City University women team finally ended a 42-game losing streak spanning three seasons.
Hoopsville: Staying FocusedStaying focused maybe cliche in sports, but this time of the season is one of the more difficult. Final exams, holiday celebrations, travel plans back home. It can make any given practice or game a challenge. You can watch Sunday's episode of Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the audio-only podcast.
Men: Little Giants score big winWabash stayed perfect with a thrilling win over No. 15 Wooster while both groups of Vikings beat ranked foes in CCIW action. Meanwhile Williams and UW-Whitewater hung on for Ws and TCNJ tripped Montclair.
Women: RMC wins battle of the buzzThe Yellow Jackets beat the Wasps in a battle of ODAC title contenders while two WIAC-ARC games produced two upsets. Elsewhere UW-Oshkosh defended its new ranking and the Thomas More road show rolled through Washington.
Nichols: Knocked down but not outA little adversity out of the gate, in the form of a forearm to a teammate's jaw, has helped galvanize Nichols en route to a 7-0 start. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
Hoopsville: Dealing with ChangeFor three programs, the first month of the season was maybe a bit smoother than the month of preseason. How three programs have dealt with last minute, high-profile, coaching changes. Plus, there will be a women's All-Star Game this year! We talk about it all on Thursday's Hoopsville.
Bowdoin bears down at Mass-DartmouthNo. 1 Bowdoin held Mass-Dartmouth to one field goal in the fourth quarter and rallied past the Corsairs 75-67. Game recap and photo courtesy of Mass-Dartmouth
All-Star game coming to women's title weekendThe WBCA announced the inaugural Division III women's basketball all-star game will be played at the Cregger Center in Roanoke on March 16 as part of championship weekend.
Hanson hits golden milestoneMark Hanson picked up his 500th win when his Gusties rolled over Macalester. Read more about his milestone here.
Wednesday's men's scoreboardThere are key early-season conference battles in the NCAC, CCIW, NJAC and interesting non-conference matchups in the Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic. Follow it all on the scoreboard.
Wednesday's women's scoresThe Thomas More traveling road show rolls into Marietta, Ohio, tonight, with other key games all across the spectrum. Follow tonight's action on the scoreboard.
Francis hits big shot; Saints hold off upset bidAston Francis hit the biggest men's basketball shot of the night, burying a 3 at the buzzer to lift Wheaton at No. 8 Illinois Wesleyan, while the Thomas More women, playing their third road game in five days, held off Marietta's charge. More in Wednesday's recap.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Huffman reaches 600 winsDePauw rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to beat Kenyon and give Kris Huffman her 600th career win. She is the fifth fastest coach to reach that milestone in NCAA women's basketball history. Recap courtesy of DePauw.
Saturday women: Temple dooms UWWAll-American Madison Temple put her full range of skills on display as No. 4 Thomas More shut down No. 17 UW-Whitewater. Elsewhere No. 14 Messiah won at No. 11 CNU and W&L hung an L on E&H.
St. Thomas, River Falls open Bank on Friday nightThe Division I men's basketball Final Four will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this spring, but it was two Division III teams which got the honor of playing the venue's first basketball game, and Connor Bair who made sure his team got the win. More in Friday's wrapup.
Surviving the last-minute changeThe Salisbury men's basketball team and the women's basketball team at Trine each have had success in recent years. And they each had an unexpected coaching change in October. Ryan Scott checks in to see how they're handling the sudden shift at the top spot in the new Around the Nation.
Wednesday men: Ebel does it for AugustanaNolan Ebel's big plays lifted No. 5 Augustana to an overtime win over No. 4 UW-Stevens Point. Elsewhere two sets of Tigers were on different ends of upsets and conference play got underway in the MIAC and ARC.
Wednesday women: Scheve hits milestoneWilmington won the battle of the Quakers and head coach Jerry Scheve picked up his 500th win. Elsewhere Chicago withstood Wheaton's rally, Messiah beat Widener in OT and Little East Conference play tipped off.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Men's poll sees wholesale changesAfter two and a half weeks of play, with some teams playing as many as seven games, it's time for a new look at the men's basketball Top 25. And that's what the voters are giving us. Here's the full poll.
Polar Bears top the new pollFor the first time in more than a decade, Bowdoin College is ranked No. 1 in the Top 25. Hope, St. Thomas and Chicago also garnered top votes while two Texas teams make their first appearances ever in the Top 25.
Hoopsville: Season of UpsetsNo team is safe on any night. That's what we have learned in the opening few weeks. Even top ranked teams can lose in improbable ways. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave recaps another spat of upsets and talks to one of the teams responsible. Plus, this season's chair of the Men's national committee joins the show in studio. Hoopsville is available to watch or listen to here.
Saturday: South teams go four itEmory improved to 4-0 on Romin Williams' buzzer beater while the Austin women did the same at home against Texas-Dallas. Plus Pomona-Pitzer downed Whitman in a double-overtime thriller. Check out Saturday's recap.
Two FTs lift Loras past No. 3 AugustanaLoras' Ryan DiCanio hit two free throws with one-tenth of a second to play Wednesday to lift his team to a 74-73 upset of third-ranked Augustana on the final night before Thanksgiving.
Hoopsville: Thanksgiving SpecialBefore you stuff yourself full of turkey and food this week, stuff yourself full of DIII basketball chat. The Hoopsville special on Tuesday is available On Demand. Dave and guests recap a pretty interesting opening two weeks of the season. Upsets, close finishes, and plenty of other intriguing things were discussed including a terrific slate of games ahead of Thanksgiving.
Eastern Conn. pulls off mammoth upsetEastern Connecticut went just 12-15 last year and lost to Trinity (Conn.) by 20 earlier this season, but finished the game on a 26-6 run and shock two-time defending champ Amherst, snapping the Mammoths' 68-game win streak.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 22nd season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Sunday: Tigers tame TrineNo. 13 DePauw moved to 3-0 with a road win at No. 9 Trine while DeSales dominated Stevens in a meeting of new rivals. On the men's side Springfield continued to scuffle without its All-American and Emory and Henry stayed perfect.
Finalists rally for Friday night winsMen's No. 1 Nebraska Wesleyan and No. 2 UW-Oshkosh each rallied from second-half deficits to pull away to victory, while No. 4 St. Thomas got a top 10 win on the road in Division III women's basketball action on Friday night, which opened the first full weekend of the 2018-19 Division III basketball season.
Hoopsville: Season Ratchets UpThe season ratchets up to another level this upcoming weekend which means plenty of basketball for DIII fans. However, the news isn't all rosy. On Thursday's Hoopsville, Dave talks about the Fitchburg State incident and chats with two programs who will be in the national spotlight. Plus, our first interview with a national committee member. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the Podcast.
Long road ahead for Thomas MoreWith Thomas More the only national contender without a conference where it can compete for an automatic bid, the Saints had to build a schedule to match. So they'll be playing 22 games by Jan. 7, and somehow only missing two days of class. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
Fitchburg player decks opponent; ejected; suspendedFitchburg State's Kewan Platt decked a Nichols men's basketball player during last night's loss to the Bison. He was subsequently ejected, and now the school has barred him from campus. See the video here.
Tuesday: Flying in V formationTuesday night was a good night for the Ducks (Stevens), Cardinals (Plattsburgh State), Eagles (Eastern) and Falcons (Messiah). Meanwhile UW-Stevens Point beat St. Olaf in a defensive struggle.
Hoopsville: Not Quite StartedFor many Division III programs, the season is underway. For others, not quite. Find out what it's like to still be on the sidelines after the season has started. How teams deal with high expectations. And the experience of taking over a program for the first time. Those topics and more on Sunday's show. Watch On Demand now!
Robinson taking leave of absence from F&MFranklin & Marshall men's basketball coach Glenn Robinson, who has the most coaching wins in D-III history, will take an indefinite medical leave of absence to recuperate from a chronic respiratory illness.
Calhoun's D3 debut a comeback winHall of Famer Jim Calhoun's first night on the sidelines in NCAA Division III came with a technical foul, but also came with a victory as St. Joseph (Conn.) rallied for a win in its first-ever men's basketball game on Friday night against William Paterson.
Off and runningThe 2018-19 season tipped off on Thursday with the defending national champions running wild against Grinnell, UW-Eau Claire stopping St. Olaf and the York women knocking off Messiah. Get the wrap here.
Hoopsville: Season Tip-OffThe season is officially underway. What teams will be competing for national attention? What players should you be watching? Who will surprise? Who may disappoint? And we chat with a coaching legend. Dave and guests preview the season.
Around the Nation: Facing a new challengeThe 2018-19 season brings new challenges for coaches across Division III. For Pat Juckem, it's leaving a national finalist to follow a legendary coach at Wash U. For his replacement, it's keeping the Oshkosh momentum going. And for Bob Amsberry, it's replacing the best class in Wartburg women's basketball history. Ryan Scott has more.
Hoopsville: Season PremiereWelcome to the 2018-19 Division III basketball season! Join Dave right now for the season debut of Hoopsville. Interviews include the preseason top pics, plus hot topics, coaching changes, and more. Watch the show On Demand, or listen to the Podcast, here.
Gould gone from TrineTen days before the new season tips off, the ninth ranked team in the country changed its head coach. Trine University terminated Ryan Gould and elevated one of his assistants to head coach on an interim basis.
New faces in Division III men's basketballA little more than 10 percent of all Division III men's basketball programs will have new faces as head coach this season. Who are they, who did they replace and where did they come from? We break it all down as the season's tipoff approaches.
D-III women's basketball: 67 new coachesThe coaching carousel was busy this offseason in Division III women's basketball. Here's a look at all the new faces, where they came from and who they replaced as we get ready to start the 2018-19 Division III basketball season.
Westfield-UMass exhibition stirs memories of Dr. JThe Owls junior varsity team played a two-game series with the UMass freshman team in 1968-69. What the Owls didn't know at the time was that they were squaring off with a future NBA All-Star Julius Erving, more popularly known as "Dr. J."
2018-19 preseason women's All-America teamHere are the top players to watch in Division III women's basketball this season. The preseason All-America team represents the top returners entering the season and is compiled from previous years' All-Region nominations.
Salisbury statement: Sachs says sayonaraSalisbury University says that it and men's basketball coach Andy Sachs made their parting of the ways official, with the university release saying that "Sachs has stated he will not return."
2018-19 preseason men's All-America teamThe preseason All-America team represents the anticipated top players in Division III basketball entering the season and is compiled from previous years' All-Region nominations.
Bay Path brings in new coachAfter two seasons under a brand-new college graduate, Bay Path is bringing in a coach with a lot more experience, primarily overseas.
Poll goes A, B, then we'll seeNESCAC rivals Amherst and Bowdoin are the top two picks in our preseason poll, but they aren't the only teams to garner No. 1 votes. Find out who else was picked as a preseason favorite in our Top 25.
Hutchinson back in head coach's seatAdam Hutchinson, former head coach at Stevens, Case and W&L, spent a year as an assistant under Dave Hixon at Amherst, his alma mater, and is returning to the head coaching ranks. Classic: Who's coming to Vegas?The ninth annual Classic will light up Las Vegas once again between Christmas and New Year's with 18 games on the slate for the South Point Arena. Who is making the trip and who's playing whom? Here's the list.
Ex-Holy Cross coach hired at Lesley, then FraminghamBill Raynor retired after a long career as a junior college coach in Massachusetts. Then, this offseason, he came out of retirement -- first with one Division III school, then another.
Schmitz brought in at Centenary (La.)Michigan Tech assistant coach Jason Schmitz will step in as the new head women's basketball coach of the Centenary (La.) Ladies.
NWU near-unanimous No. 1When the defending national champs lose just one player, and bring in two all-conference transfers, they're the team to beat. But in a season where it seems everyone is loaded, here's our preseason look at who will challenge Nebraska Wesleyan. The men's basketball preseason Top 25:
Bain in as Brandeis coachFollowing a tumultuous offseason in which accusations of racial mistreatment led to the firing of men's basketball coach Brian Meehan and a change in athletic director, the Judges have their new chief justice.
Salisbury men's basketball coach on leaveAndrew Sachs has been placed on leave as head coach of his alma mater, Salisbury, and its men's basketball team, just weeks before the beginning of preseason practice.
Benedictine pulls 180, will return to D-IIIWhen the fall season started, there were three Division III schools in various stages of moving to Division II. But one is already returning, as Benedictine University, in Lisle, Illinois, has decided to not leave Division III after all, sources tell and Hoopsville.
It's official: Calhoun will coachSt. Joseph (Conn.) has had two former Division I men's basketball head coaches on staff as it builds for its first season: Jim Calhoun, as an adviser, and Glen Miller. Less than two months from tipoff, they made it official who the head coach was.
Not your average summerThe ordinary summer day of a college athlete would probably consist of a little extra sleep, some open gym, working a part-time job or an internship. At the Coast Guard Academy however, summer is a busy time for cadets and this summer was anything but ordinary for senior men's basketball player Bryce Schroeder.
Catch up with the Coaching CarouselLate hires at St. Mary's (Minn.) and Eastern Mennonite create even later vacancies at two other Division III schools. Plus a veteran coach in the NJAC steps down and there are new hires at Elmira, Keystone and Rhodes.
Stevens making a move for FreedomOriginally a founding member of the Landmark Conference, Stevens left that conference before play began to join the Empire 8. Now the Ducks are returning to a conference a little closer to home and are joining the MAC Freedom, sources tell Hoopsville and
ATN: Step inside the conference shuffleNext season we will have 45 conferences when the Atlantic East begins play. Starting a conference creates new opportunities for the teams joining it and new challenges for the conferences left behind. We spoke with leaders on both sides of the Atlantic East's process to take you inside the conference shuffle.
Bank will open with D-III teamsU.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which will host the D-I men's basketball Final Four in 2019, will get its first hoops run-through with two D-III teams as St. Thomas and UW-River Falls open the building for basketball this November.
We are D3 falls in TBT openerThe Sons of Westwood, composed primarily of UCLA alumni, proved too much to handle down the stretch and the fourth seed advanced past No. 13 seeded We are D3 in The Basketball Tournament.
Two schools set to leave CACThe Capital Athletic Conference lost two of its 10 members to the newly formed Atlantic East conference. Now it appears the CAC will also lose Frostburg State to Division II and Penn State-Harrisburg to the North East Athletic Conference.
Penn State-Berks brings in former D-II coachRich Miller, who coached Mansfield for nine seasons, will be the third head coach for Penn State-Berks as a Division III member.
Mount Aloysius moves men's assistant overBrian Giesler, a 2015 grad of Grove City and a men's basketball assistant at Mount Aloysius, was hired to be head coach of the Mount Aloysius women's basketball team.
McGarvey returns to Division IIIMike McGarvey, a long-time assistant coach at Colgate and a two-time All-America selection, is taking over the head men's coaching position at Lycoming.
Staten Island women's coach steps downAfter six seasons as head coach, including three of them with more than 20 victories, Tim Shanahan is leaving his position as head women's basketball coach at Staten Island.
Brooks is Cortland's women's basketball pickJacey Brooks, a former SUNYAC all-conference pick and an 11-year Division I assistant coach, is returning to New York as the head women's basketball coach at Cortland.
Meredith eventually makes Quick decisionMore than four months after the position became open, Meredith hired former UNC Tar Heel, pro basketball player and D-II assistant coach Laquanda Barksdale Quick as its new head coach.
Lambert announces 2018-19 will be final year coaching MaryvilleRandy Lambert, who has been coaching Maryville for 38 seasons, has announced that No. 39 will be his last. The school announced that a succession plan is in place as well.
NJCU introduces Devaney as head women's coachFormer NJCU men's basketball player and women's assistant coach Patrick Devaney will be the Gothic Knights' new women's head coach.
Glynn goes to RICTom Glynn helped Nichols become a perennial conference title contender in the CCC. Now he'll try to do the same in the Little East with Rhode Island College.
Jean-Baptiste promoted to interim men's coachJeff Jean-Baptiste was promoted to interim head men's basketball coach at Brooklyn College following one season as associate head coach. He replaces fellow Brooklyn alum, Rich Micallef, after four seasons at the helm of the program.
Curry names Miseri alum as new head coachJoe Busacca, who played at Misericordia and coached at Manhattanville, will take over a Curry program that finished last season on a 23-game losing streak.
St. Mary's Pollari heads to D-IIAfter three seasons atop the women's program at St. Mary's (Minn.), Brent Pollari stepped down to take the head coaching job at Wayne State.
McNeese assistant comes to Division IIIMatt LeBato will be getting his first experience within NCAA Division III as he takes over the women's basketball program at Louisiana College.
Western Connecticut finally fills positionAfter two seasons with an interim head coach, Western Connecticut is finally moving forward in men's basketball, and hired Guy Rancourt away from Lycoming to do so.
Lawson named men's basketball coach at EmmanuelFollowing a national search, Emmanuel has appointed Danny Lawson as head men's basketball coach. Most recently an assistant coach at Endicott, Lawson becomes just the third head coach in the program's 17-year history.
Lewis & Clark coach heads to MacalesterAfter two seasons as head women's basketball coach at Lewis & Clark, Pamela Findlay is taking over at Macalester, meaning both Lewis & Clark head basketball coaching positions are turning over this offseason.
Alum returns to coach NYUMeg Barber, who was named to's first All-Region team as a senior in 2002, has spent the past decade-plus as a Division I assistant and will return to New York University to coach her alma mater.
New blood comes in at Worcester StateA former Division III player and assistant coach, Tyler Hundley will take over for Dave Lindberg, whose 24-year career ended with a 3-22 season.
Baruch names head women's coachMichael Kotrozos becomes the sixth head coach in the history of the Baruch women's basketball program. Kotrozos spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach. He was also previously on the staff during the exciting CUNYAC championship and NCAA Tournament 2014-15 season.
Lancaster Bible makes its hireAndrew Wingreen, who spent a year as an assistant at Rockford and several as an assistant at Bob Jones, will be Lancaster Bible's new men's basketball coach after its second coaching change in three years.
Vassar's decision? Pick MeeFormer Division III basketball player and recent Davidson men's basketball assistant coach Ryan Mee will see if he can make Vassar competitive on a long-term basis.
Gissendanner returns to RedhawksAfter spending a season as a Division I assistant coach, Kamela Gissendanner has returned to La Roche where she led the Redhawks to five consecutive AMCC titles.
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Wilmington assistant moves to DefianceAllan King, who has spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach at Wilmington, is returning to the Division III head coaching ranks at Defiance.
Former assistant returns as Clarks Summit head coachBrian Deschaine, who was an assistant coach at then-Baptist Bible from 2006-07, has returned to Clarks Summit as the men's basketball head coach.
Howard Payne names new women's coachHoward Payne tabbed UT-Rio Grande Valley assistant Yannick Denson as its new head women's basketball coach. He replaces former Player of the Year Meia Daniels-Netter, who stepped down in April.
Whitworth picks Williams assistant as new head coachJoial Griffith, who spent last season as an assistant to Pat Manning at Williams, will be Whitworth's new head women's basketball coach.
ATN: Homecoming coachesThis is the month that a lot of college students return home for the summer, and some coaches are also coming back home. Dagan Nelson has returned to NYU where he was once an assistant and Kendra Hassell has moved back to Hardin-Simmons where she was an All-American player. We spoke to both on this month's podcast.
Cortland coach moves to UT-TylerJeannette Mosher, who has been head women's basketball at Cortland for the past 20 seasons, will head to UT-Tyler to take over the Patriots program.
DeGeorge leaves for D-II jobAfter eight seasons as head coach at Rhodes, Mike DeGeorge is moving on to a Division II head coaching position.
Hall-Gregory departs NYULauren Hall-Gregory, who took over as head coach of the New York University women's basketball team prior to the 2012-13 season, has resigned after her wife took the head coaching job at Albany.
Chatham's first men's coach moves onAndrew Garcia, the first-ever head men's basketball coach at Chatham, has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Division I University of South Carolina Upstate.
Dominican announces Johnson's resignationDominican announced that Gabby Johnson has resigned from her position as the head women's basketball coach and assistant sports information director at the university. In leaving Dominican, Johnson has accepted a role with the women's basketball program at Division I Valparaiso.
Marian women's coach bids farewellAfter two seasons and seven victories, Lyndsey Seewald is out as Marian's women's coach, with the program promoting from within.
Southern Vermont coach gets D-I jobDan Engelstad, who led Southern Vermont to contention in one of the lowest-rated conferences in NCAA Division III men's basketball, has become the first Division III head men's basketball coach to go directly to a D-I job in the past three years.
Thomas men's coach hired at Penn CollegeGeoff Hensley has resigned as head men's basketball coach at Thomas in order to take another Division III men's basketball head coaching job.
Moskowitz hired as Alfred women's coachSUNY New Paltz assistant coach Mike Moskowitz has been hired as head coach at Alfred, where he inherits a women's basketball program which has won just eight games in the past three seasons.
Assistant promoted at Southern VirginiaGreg Winslow, who has been an assistant coach at Southern Virginia for the past two years and whose son, Kellen, plays for the Knights, has been promoted to head coach.
Juckem hired at Washington U.Pat Juckem, who coached UW-Oshkosh to the Division III Final Four this past season, is moving to a program that has been to the final weekend more than a couple of times.
Marian gives former pro first coaching jobDrake Diener, a former DePaul player who spent 12 years playing overseas, will begin his coaching career as a head coach as he takes over at his hometown's D-III school.
Woldeslassie returns to Macalester to coach men's basketballAbe Woldeslassie comes to Macalester following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Siena, where he helped the Saints advance to the finals of the 2017 MAAC tournament.
Cole returns to D-III, SAAMitch Cole, who has spent the past seven years as a Division I assistant and used to be the head coach at Birmingham-Southern, is back in D-III as the new head coach at Berry.
Lesley men's coach resignsChris Giordano decided to step down after four seasons, the past two years being the most successful in the young Lesley men's basketball program's history.
Louisiana College coach takes job at McNeese StatePatrece Carter, a Louisiana College alumna and head women's basketball coach for the past four seasons, is taking an assistant coaching job in Division I.
Macciocco moves down the roadWilkes found its new women's basketball coach just a half-hour away, as Tara Macciocco moves from Marywood, where she has coached for the past 14 seasons.
Rhode Island College men's coach outHead men’s basketball coach Michael Byrnes will not continue his contract with Rhode Island College for the 2018-19 season. The Anchormen sank to an 8-18 finish this past season.
Brown returns to Frostburg StateSean Brown, who spent last year as the Pitt-Bradford men's head coach and the two previous years as the women's coach, will return to western Maryland to take over for his old boss, Webb Hatch.
Oberlin assistant moves westTim McCrory, an assistant coach at Oberlin since 2011, has been hired as head men's basketball coach at Lewis & Clark.
UW-Stout hires assistant from D-II champJim Lake, who has spent 10 years with Ferris State, including this season's national title team, will move west and take a crack at revitalizing the UW-Stout men's basketball program.
Ward returns to NEWMAC, as head coachJackie Ward was a graduate assistant at Smith two short seasons ago. Now, after two years as an assistant at Hartwick, she's coming back to the NEWMAC as the head coach at Mount Holyoke.
Schweer named head coach at Illinois CollegeSteve Schweer, a former player at Illinois Wesleyan and experienced Division III assistant coach, succeeds two long-time coaches as head men's basketball coach at Illinois College.
Geneseo coach gets call to move upScott Hemer, women's basketball coach at SUNY Geneseo, became the second Division III coach to get a Division I head coaching job this offseason. Hemer will head to Canisius.
Macalester coach returns to U. of MinnesotaKelly Roysland, a former assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, will be headed back there to serve as an assistant to new coach Lindsay Whalen.
Thomas More goes across river for coachThomas More went across the Ohio River to grab its next head men's basketball coach as the Saints tabbed Mount St. Joseph assistant Justin Ray to lead their program.
Thomas More admitted to NAIAUnable to find any Division III conference willing to take the one-time* women's basketball national champion as a member, Thomas More will be in position to leave the NCAA altogether in the fall of 2019.
Woldt chosen to lead Lawrence women's basketball programRiley Woldt has been selected as Lawrence's new head women's basketball coach
Filzen tabbed as Lawrence men's basketball coachZach Filzen, head coach at Lancaster Bible for the past three seasons, is moving to the midwest, taking over the Lawrence men's basketball program.
Netter submits resignation at Howard PayneMeia Netter, who led Howard Payne to the national title and was the 2008 Player of the Year as a senior, spent five years as head coach at her alma mater.
Pacific women hire NWC assistant, tooPacific had interim head coaches in both men's and women's basketball this season, and today they replaced them both with assistants from other NWC schools.
Pine Manor coach moves to DeanAlycia Gervais, a two-time All-Region pick and head coach at Pine Manor, is making the 36-mile shift to Dean, a Division III provisional member school.
Puget Sound coach moves to PacificAfter 12 seasons as head coach of the Puget Sound men's basketball program, Justin Lunt announced that he is resigning from his post with the Loggers. Lunt has accepted the head coaching position at Pacific.
D-I staffer hired at UW-StoutHannah Quilling-Iverson, who has been director of player development and director of basketball operations at two stops over the past three seasons, is the new head women's basketball coach at UW-Stout.
Gettysburg to hire DunneB.J. Dunne, who was the youngest head men's basketball coach in the NCAA when he was hired as head coach at Vassar five seasons ago, will be named head coach at Gettysburg.
Buena Vista names Lorensen as new men's coachBVU has announced that Todd Lorensen has been hired as its next head men's basketball coach, pending successful completion of a standard background check. Lorensen coached at Southwestern Community College in Iowa, leading the program to a NJCAA national title and a third-place finish the past two years.
LeVangie out at CurryEnding the season on a 23-game losing streak, Matt LeVangie is no longer head men's basketball coach at Curry.
Higgs steps down at WhitworthHelen Higgs, the winningest and longest serving women’s basketball coach in Whitworth history, has elected to step down from that position following her 24th season with the Pirates.
Mount Ida closing up shopMount Ida announced it is ceasing operations this spring, leaving student-athletes scrambling to transfer weeks before the end of the school year, and leaving a hole in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. More on
New Chatham coach comes from D-IDavid Saur started his career as an undergrad at Thiel, but has coached at multiple Division I schools before getting his first head coaching job, at Chatham.
Meehan out amid allegations at BrandeisBrian Meehan's run as men's basketball coach at Brandeis is over after explosive allegations and an internal investigation regarding racially based harassment.
Longtime Emmanuel men's coach steps downJamahl Jackson wasn't the first head men's basketball coach at Emmanuel, but he has been the head coach for 14 of the program's 17 seasons, leading the Saints to a 148-222 record, including nine consecutive losing campaigns.
Alma men's assistant takes over women's coaching spotRyan Clark, who has served as the assistant men's basketball coach at Alma since 2012, has been promoted to the position of head coach of the Scots' women's basketball program.
Covenant names Bareford head women's coachAfter a national search, the Covenant women's basketball program has a new head coach as director of athletics Tim Sceggel has named Skylar Bareford the eighth head coach in program history.
MacMurray brings on new women's coachChad Harmon, who has experience in Division III and elsewhere, will be taking over the Highlanders women's basketball program.
Rebsom to lead Aurora women’s basketball programAurora announced that Ryan Rebsom will be the 18th head coach of the Spartan women's basketball program. He assumes the duties from Brittany Carper, who stepped away from coaching earlier this month. 
Medgar Evers shuffles againDelroy Ennis is out after three years as Medgar Evers head women's coach as the program continues to search for someone who can get it out of the CUNYAC basement.
McLean out as coach at AlfredAfter eight wins in three seasons, Monique McLean, a former player at St. John's (N.Y.), is out as women's basketball coach at Alfred.
Hassell returns to alma materKendra Hassell, a member of the Hardin-Simmons athletics Hall of Fame and a two-time first team All-America selection, is returning to HSU as women's basketball head coach.
Mitchell moves to Division IFDU-Florham coach Marc Mitchell, who coached the Devils to the 2014 Division III women's basketball national title, is staying in-state but moving up to Division I, taking over at St. Peter's.
Thomas More to head into unknown with new coachDrew Cooper led the Thomas More men's basketball coach to the PAC title and the NCAA Tournament. But the Saints will be without a conference next season, and now they're without a coach.
Lewis & Clark alum, head coach outDinari Foreman will not return after seven seasons as head coach. The 1995 grad of Lewis & Clark had been on staff for the Pioneers since 2001.
Mark Edwards announces his retirementWinner of 685 games over 37 seasons, Mark Edwards led his alma mater's men's basketball program from obscurity to two Division III national championships. He's announcing his retirement.
Meet the new boss, same as the old bossAmherst used its defense to suffocate its opponents on its way to a second straight national championship. With a team commitment to defense and a handful of sophomore stars, the Mammoths aren't budging from atop Division III women's hoops any time soon.
2018 men's All-America teamThe 2018 All-America team was announced in Salem, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon. Here's the full list, with Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and the national Rookie of the Year as well.
2018 women's All-AmericansOf the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country. Bowdoin's Kate Kerrigan was selected Player of the Year and Savannah LeGate of Oglethorpe Rookie of the Year.
Old friend comes back for Salem finaleNebraska Wesleyan finished as national runner-up here in Salem back in 1997, finishing a run of four trips to the Division III Final Four. And on the fifth trip, the Prairie Wolves picked up the ultimate trophy: Walnut and Bronze. Ryan Scott with more from Salem.
Amherst goes back-to-backAmherst held Bowdoin without a field goal for a 10-minute span and pulled away from the Polar Bears, 65-45, securing the Mammoths' second straight NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship.
Oshkosh, NWU book trip to title gameUW-Oshkosh became the fifth Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team to play in the Division III national championship game, while Nebraska Wesleyan knocked off Springfield in overtime to return to the title game for the first time in 21 years. 
Mammoths march into title gameAmherst's stingy defense held Thomas More nearly 40 points below its season scoring average and the Mammoths defeated the Saints, 66-48. The Mammoths extended their winning streak to 65 games with a victory over the last team to beat them.
Polar Bears plow through WartburgBowdoin shot 50 percent from the floor, drilled 10 three pointers and didn't miss a free throw in a 90-62 dominating performance against previously unbeaten Wartburg. Abby Kelly led the way with 23 points for the Polar Bears.
Making Nebraska Wesleyan clickNate Schimonitz was nearly lost for the season in Nebraska Wesleyan's preseason exhibition, and with him, the Prairie Wolves' hopes. They lost two of four games after his return, but they've won 16 of 17 since. More in a Road to Salem feature.
A shift in focus leads Oshkosh to semifinalsUW-Oshkosh got past some of its regular-season issues and used that to get past four playoff opponents as well to qualify for the Division III men's basketball Final Four for the first time. More in a Road to Salem feature.
Talking about defense, not a title defenseAmherst's roster is noticeably different from last year's title-winning team. The Mammoths don't think about their past, but the program's hallmark is evergreen. Defense wins championships. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
Getting a second chanceThe young girl in the ballcap was a huge Bowdoin women's basketball fan as an 8-year-old as the Polar Bears went to the 2004 Final Four. But she wasn't able to make the trip. This year she will, however, since she'll be playing. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
NABC All-Star Game rosters announcedHere are the 20 Division III men's basketball seniors who will be going to Salem to participate in the 2018 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game.
Roadrunners have unfinished businessLast season Ramapo was supposed to make a deep NCAA Tournament run, but lost in the second round. This year the Roadrunners are on the road to Salem, despite playing higher ranked foes the last three games. What keyed the turnaround? Ryan Scott explores in our next Road to Salem feature.
Emory removes Jackson's interim tagEmory University Athletics Director Dr. Michael Vienna has announced Misha Jackson’s appointment as head women's basketball coach.
All-Region teams announcedThe All-Region teams are in, based on more than 680 nominations. It's the 17th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
Coaching CarouselA former Player of the Year is getting a head coaching job for the first time, and returning to her old conference. The carousel keeps turning as the Final Four approaches.
Former player of the year gets head coach jobOlivia Lett, the 2012 Player of the Year at Illinois Wesleyan, will be returning to the CCIW as a head coach.
Never giving upWhether it’s an individual NCAA Tournament game or the season itself, Springfield has proven that it simply cannot be counted out. Even when they are down three and the opponent is at the foul line with three seconds left. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Saints found their roles, then started rollingThis is a different Thomas More team than last year's and different from the 2016 title team. Once this group started to fit together, the wins started piling up. There are some common threads bonding the past with the present. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
Culture change has Wartburg two wins from title"These girls aren’t only my teammates, but they are all my friends. I deeply care about each and every one of them." That's how Morgan Neuendorf described her team after Saturday's win, but it's how they got there that's the story. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
Crazy season results in unexpected Final FourOne of the last teams in the field was the first team to punch a ticket to Salem, while Ramapo ended the NJAC's Final Four drought, Nebraska Wesleyan steamrolled the No. 1 team out and UW-Oshkosh won in overtime.
Chalk one up for chalkThe final four teams in the NCAA Tournament are the teams ranked Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 after Amherst, Bowdoin and Thomas More rolled into the national semifinals and Wartburg battled past East Texas Baptist in the sectional finals.
NWU moves on in final seconds; Springfield in OTNate Schimonitz scored with 3.1 seconds left in the game to win at UW-Platteville, while Springfield defeated Hamilton in overtime to advance to the Elite Eight in thrilling games.
NESCAC sweeps through Sweet 16The NESCAC put its stamp on the round of 16 with three dominant performances by Amherst, Bowdoin and Tufts. Elsewhere ETBU continued its run, UR won the battle of Rochester and Thomas More earned a rematch with Hope.
Alverno promotes from withinNancy Osborne, a 2015 grad of Mount Union and a two-year assistant under Jessica Ott at Alverno, will be taking over the program going forward.
Aurora's Carper to step downAurora head women's basketball coach Brittany Carper announced she will step down from her position at the helm of the Spartan program after five years.
Nance, Myers win All-Star Game final voteIn the end, it was a three-man race for two spots in the NABC's All-Star event, and the two who ran away with the voting received more than 100,000 votes combined. Here's who the fans chose for the 2018 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game.
Rogers resigns as Berry men’s coachBerry entered the SAA conference tournament 8-17, won three games to advance to the NCAA Tournament and finished 11-18. And after that surprise finish, Jeff Rogers is out as the Vikings' head coach.
Bonacum following his shotLast season Thomas Bonacum hit a half-court heave to give Ramapo a dramatic win over New Jersey City in the NJAC tournament. What followed that shot was elation, pain, disappointment and now resolve. Sarah Sommer explains in a Road to Salem feature.
Saints hit the road for revengeThe Get Back fueled Thomas More to another sectional appearance. After last year's stunning loss to Hope at home, the Saints now have a chance to get back in more ways than one. Adam Turer has more on the Road to Rochester.
North Park assistant hired at Concordia-ChicagoConcordia-Chicago has appointed Lauren Rosengarden as head coach for its women's basketball program. Rosengarden succeeds Rusty Rogers, who has announced his retirement after coaching the team for the past four seasons.
Prairie Wolves learning as they goIf you're going to play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan, you're going to run. And you're going to learn about conditioning. And this year you're going to win, at least so far. Nathan Ford schools us on the Prairie Wolves.
Nesci retires as NYU men's basketball coachNew York University men's basketball coach Joe Nesci announced his retirement, effective immediately. On the job since the middle of the 1988-89 season, Nesci has coached more games (782) and recorded more victories (512) than anyone else in program history.
All-Star voting returns to D3hoops.comStarting at noon ET on Tuesday, fans can cast an online ballot to choose two players to participate in the 2018 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game, taking place at the Final Four.
Back on trackAt the beginning of the season, MIT served notice that it would be a force to contend with, as it battled Harvard to the wire. The Engineers haven't looked like that team the entire season, but they have made the Sweet 16, and they might be getting a key piece back. More in a Road to Salem feature by Ryan Scott.
Whitman holds off Claremont in OTClaremont-Mudd-Scripps narrowly missed eliminating the top two teams in the country from the NCAA Tournament on consecutive nights as top-ranked Whitman held off the Stags in overtime, 89-84. The last game of the night is our feature Game of the Night.
Saturday men: Home is where the hurt isSo much for home court advantage. Road teams won by small margins (Ramapo and Hamilton) and large (Swarthmore and Middlebury). Here's the recap of the second round of NCAA Tournament action.
RIT punches its first ticket to Sweet 16RIT scored late and held on against a final shot to defeat host TCNJ and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the 31-year history of the program.
Five hosts knocked out in second roundIn addition to TCNJ, UW-Whitewater, Texas-Dallas, Illinois Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon bit the dust, while St. Thomas survived a tough battle and Amherst found the second round a little bit tougher than the first.
RIT advances to Sweet 16 with win at TCNJRIT scored late and held on against a final shot to defeat host TCNJ and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the 31-year history of the program.
Jensen has interim tag removedWhen longtime Whittier coach Rock Carter left his position back in April, Mark Jensen was promoted on an interim basis. He'll continue.
Alluf not suited up for YeshivaAfter allegations were raised regarding the eligibility of Bar Alluf, Yeshiva elected to hold him out of Friday's NCAA Tournament game vs. York (Pa.).
Aurora upsets Wash U. with buzzer beaterAfter Wash U. tied the game with 1.6 seconds left, Aurora's Max Vickers unleashed a 75-foot pass from out of bounds that Marcus Myers corralled and launched a jumper from the wing for the game-winner as time expired.
Whitworth, St. John's knocked outClaremont-Mudd-Scripps made the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup disappear into thin air, Bethany Lutheran knocked St. John's out of the tournament, Cabrini won in the closing seconds and Augustana rallied past the System in a wild opening round to the 2018 Division III NCAA Tournament. 
ETBU has tourney debut to rememberYou can't spell debut without ETBU, and in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, East Texas Baptist overcame a six-point halftime deficit and knocked off No. 19 Whitman 65-59.
First round: Saints rally, Thunder rollMarymount rallied from a four-point deficit to beat MIT while Trine and George Fox won their first round showdowns with ranked foes. Elsewhere Amherst's defense set a new record and Ithaca ousted SUNY Geneseo.
No. 17 Saints gear up for NCAA first-round tilt against MITThe No. 17 Marymount women's basketball team enters its 20th NCAA Tournament on Friday evening, taking on MIT in the opening round at the University of Rochester at 5 p.m. It's the first time in program history the two teams have squared off. 
Chonko resigns as Cowgirls' coachHardin-Simmons' head women's basketball coach Melanie Chonko has resigned her position effective immediately. Chonko recently completed her fifth season at the helm of her alma mater.
Stockton coach retires after 410 winsJoe Fussner has spent 26 seasons in three separate stints as the head women's basketball coach at Stockton State, Richard Stockton and Stockton. It appears this stint is the last.
Heery steps down at WilkesAfter seven years as head coach at Wilkes, Chris Heery steps down. The Colonels have won more than six games just twice in those seven seasons.
Women's tournament previewThe last four Division III women's basketball champions have been undefeated, and Amherst and Wartburg have a chance to extend that streak. Which teams have the best chance to stop them and capture the title for themselves? Our annual tournament preview takes a look.
Two-sport stars light Wartburg universeSearch for the accolades of a player in the Wartburg women’s basketball team’s formidable starting lineup and you might have to clarify the sport. Because it could be soccer, or volleyball, or softball. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
Westfield State draws tall task in Tufts in opening round“We have a great team, and a lot of our players have been in the NCAA Tournament before,” says Westfield State head coach Andrea Bertini. “We are well prepared physically, and we have a mentally tough group."
Ozarks coach Ramsey announces retirementUniversity of the Ozarks head women's basketball coach Carl Ramsey has announced his retirement after coaching nearly 40 years in the Clarksville, Arkansas, area.
Whittle resigns at MacalesterTim Whittle, who was an assistant under Mark Edwards during Washington U.'s back-to-back national title season, resigned his position as head men's coach at Macalester.
2018 men's tournament previewRyan Scott has taken you Around the Nation throughout the season and now he's ready to take you on to the Road to Salem, one last time. Our annual preview gets you ready for the 2018 NCAA Tournament with predictions on who will advance through each pod this weekend.
Yeshiva embracing the spotlightThe Maccabees made history by earning the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. The team has silenced its doubters and is enjoying the support of the world's Jewish community. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Record season continues for Bullets in NCAAsGETTYSBURG, Pa. – A record-breaking season continues for the Gettysburg College women's basketball team as it marches on to the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship to face Albright College this Friday at 5 p.m. inside the Panzer Athletic Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
Caputo retires from Southern VirginiaAfter coaching over 700 contests across multiple sports in two decades and wrapping up an 11-14 men's basketball season, Southern Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Caputo has announced his retirement from coaching.
Take the bracket challenge!Our friends at are doing their annual bracket challenge once again this year. Make sure to enter by Friday to test your D-III knowledge against the nation!
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 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 15.
No. 6 Emory hosts Berry in NCAA D-III tourney openerThe Emory men's basketball program will be one of 64 teams vying for the 2018 NCAA Division III national title, and will host the opening two rounds of the postseason this weekend at the Woodruff PE Center on the Emory campus.
Men's top 25 poll releasedIt's no longer unanimous but Whitman is still No. 1 in the country, even after Saturday night's loss to Whitworth in the NWC finals. The Pirates move up to second followed by three more Ws. Here are your rankings entering the NCAA Tournament.
Women's top 25 poll releasedThe last Top 25 poll before the NCAA Tournament begins on Friday has the first appearance of the season for Centennial champions Gettysburg, the return of Montclair State and Trinity (Texas) and the rise of Scranton into the Top 10.
Who's in? Our projected women's bracketIt'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.
Who's in? Our projected women's bracketIf you were tasked with handing out the 21 at-large bids to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, would you give more weight to teams with a higher winning percentage or those with a higher strength of schedule? We puzzled through that question and others in our annual bracket projection process.
Nobody's perfectAt least not this year in Division III men's basketball. Whitworth made certain of that when Kyle Roach hit a three at the buzzer to beat Whitman in the NWC title game. More coverage of that game courtesy of Whitworth University
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe 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 2018 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
Great Scot: Lambert reaches 700 winsRandy Lambert got his 700th win in style as Maryville rallied past Methodist 70-66 in the USA South Conference tournament semifinals. Recap and art work courtesy of Maryville College.
Men: Bubbles mostly farBubble teams could breathe a little easier after Ramapo, Wittenberg and Plattsburgh State took care of business on Saturday afternoon. Plus it was a banner day for Bethany Lutheran, Greenville and New England College which are headed to the Tournament for the first time ever.
Saturday women: Worth the waitThe third time was the charm for Marietta against Ohio Northern in the OAC title game, while Chapman, Scranton and Hope won their tourneys in overtime. Plus East Texas Baptist, Mass-Boston and Oberlin are going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever.
Who's in the men's tournament?All the hardware from the conference tournaments has been handed out and so have the at-large bids. If you missed anything from the 2018 conference playoffs, here's your one-stop shop on everything that happened.
Friday: Bulldogs in, at-large pool fillsBrooklyn captured the first of 84 automatic bids to be handed out this weekend, then the Montclair State women and Staten Island men followed shortly after that. Elsewhere twin upsets in the MIAC will pop someone else's bubble elsewhere and Eastern Mennonite kept going for Kirby.
Wednesday: Holding on at homeMoravian, Ramapo and Lebanon Valley held on for overtime wins at home in their conference tournaments while UW-Oshkosh held off UW-La Crosse to advance in the WIAC tournament. Get the recap from the second full day of conference playoff action.
Thursday: Blues, Blazers bouncedWillamette beat Whitman for the second time in a week, this time knocking the Blues out of the NWC tournament while Gustavus Adolphus ousted St. Benedict in the MIAC. On the men's side Ohio Northern sent Marietta to the pool of at-large hopefuls.
Campbell stepping away from Meredith coaching roleMelinda Campbell has been a coach since 1992 and has coached basketball at Meredith since 2009. She will return to a full-time academic role.
Rectenwald resigns from head coaching positionChatham head women's basketball coach Sandy Rectenwald has announced her resignation after seven seasons due to family reasons.
Harris steps down as head coach at CovenantCovenant head women's basketball coach Sarah Harris has announced that she is stepping down from her position after five seasons at the helm of the program. She completed her fifth year as head coach in 2017-18 and the Scots put together their most successful season.
UW-Stout changing both men's and women's coachesEddie Andrist and Mark Thomas will each not return as head coaches after long careers at UW-Stout.
Tuesday: Last chance to danceEarlier this season Wartburg, Skidmore and Ohio Wesleyan were ranked in the Top 25. Tonight they started their conference tournaments with wins, keeping alive their last chance to make the NCAA Tournament. It's our first recap of the playoff season.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Worrell announces retirement from Illinois CollegeIllinois College head men's basketball coach Mike Worrell has announced his retirement after 22 seasons and more than 500 games in charge of the Blueboys.
Penn College coach out in season's final weekRyan Callahan spent just short of three seasons as Penn College's head coach, resigning with one game left in the Wildcats' season.
Saturday women: Winner take someThe 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.
Assistant to replace Dean at Eastern MennoniteIn 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.
Kerans announces she's stepping down from coachingLori 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.
Petrie to retire from GettysburgAfter 45 years, 29 as head coach of men's basketball, George Petrie is heading for retirement at the end of Gettysburg's season.
Whitworth not asking what ifWhat 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.
Turnaround has TCNJ poised for postseason playLast 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.
Springer providing bounce off the benchWhen 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.
AMCAT sophomore ties recordMike 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.
Turnaround has TCNJ poised for postseason playLast 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.
Second men's regional rankings releasedThe NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their second set of rankings. Here's the full list.
Second women's regional rankings releasedDePauw 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.
Men's wrapup: Witt falls again, and Witt's not aloneWittenberg 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.
Women's wrapup: Ali 2k; Wartburg survivesCoe'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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Who's in the women's tournament?The 2018 NCAA Tournament had Yeowomen, Stormy Petrels, Gorloks, Monks, Maroons, Beacons, Thoroughbreds and two undefeated teams. Here's the full list of 64 participants, including at-large bid recipients.
Mammoth weekend includes Hixon milestoneAmherst 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.
Men: Seven ranked teams upset Saturday afternoonWittenberg? 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.
Saturday women: Let's wrap this upNo. 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.
Committee finds strength in numbersThe 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.
Fifty isn't nifty enough for SuperiorAsk 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.
Thursday: Number one with a BulletGettysburg 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.
Sam's storySam 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.
Improvement you can measure at LycoLycoming 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.
Wednesday women: Titan fallA 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday men: Closing the gapRandolph-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.
Saturday women: Slow your rollStockton 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.
Working for the weekendThe 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.
ATN: Public service powers Atlantic starsSUNY-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.
Fourth time's the charm for TrinityPlaying 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.
Versatile Olmscheid pushes Augsburg forwardGood 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.
Olmscheid doing it all for AugsburgGood 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.
Royals on the reboundThe 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..
Wednesday wrap: Extra extrasBabson 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday women: Mammoths fend off Polar BearsNo. 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.
Yosinoff reaches another milestoneAndy 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.
Baines goes coast to coast for OxyEntering 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.
All hail the Spartan goofballsA 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.
Two sets of Tigers turning it upSomething 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.
Wednesday wrap: On second thoughtAugustana, 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.
Pasaturo passes major milestoneStaten 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.
RIT takes down No. 25 SUNY GeneseoThe 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Scheible gets 500 in styleRochester 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.
LaHaye wins No. 600 at Randolph-MaconCarroll 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.
Saturday men: Panthers pounce, York bouncedNo. 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.
Saturday women: Ranked and rollingNo. 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.
ATN: Nothing lost in translation for GibbsJeff 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.
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.
Regis' record win streak snappedThe 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.
Discipline and defense drive MarymountYou 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.
Youth movement fills Beacons with hopeThirteen 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.
Wednesday: Pointed in the right directionUW-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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday women: Hope rises, Drew surprisesNo. 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.
Friday: Mullins sets record at IthacaIthaca 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.
ATN: On the move to find their grooveChoosing 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.
Bullets end Muhlenberg's perfect runEmily 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.
Kahn has UMW trusting the processAfter 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.
Balanced Bruins ready for battleIf 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.
Wednesday men: Thunder roadWheaton 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.
Wednesday women: Jeffers joins 700 clubCapital 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.
MIT engineering a consistent runConsistency, 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.
Emory embraces the pressureThe 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.
Lawrence men's coach steps downJoel 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Wednesday: UWW, Hope take Round 1UW-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.
Mules' seniors carry the torchWhen 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.
Hoping 2018 starts where 2017 endedMany 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.
ATR: Mules' seniors carrying the torchWhen 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.
Wednesday: The bigger they comeThe 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.
Quick action from Dubuque assistant averts tragedyDubuque 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.
Saturday: Titans trip on RiponRipon 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.
Friday: Feeling better than just AlbrightAlbright 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.
NJCU women's coach suspendedNew 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.
Muskingum player killed in accidentLess than 24 hours after scoring his 1,000th career point, Jerrell Marsh died in a single-vehicle crash on I-70 in Ohio.
Thomas More rolls in Top 10 showdownNo. 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.
Tuesday: Passing first term finalsThe 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday: Scranton grounds FalconsNo. 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.
Oliver inspiring at SJUWatch 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.
Wednesday: 38 special for TommiesNo. 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.
ATR: Cabrini's renaissance big manCabrini 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.
ATR: Dani, Danny and the new look EaglesAlways 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Men's Top 25 poll releasedA 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.
Saturday men: Great at 8Wittenberg 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.
Saturday women: Thunder, Saints strike firstTrine 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.
Yo, Adrian! Bulldogs upset WhitewaterAdrian 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.
Raheem Anderson reaches 2,000 pointsHusson 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.
ATR: Coaching change in the CardsOne 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.
ATR: Big 4 event has surprise big winnerEach 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.
St. Norbert suspends program for 10 gamesThe 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.
Wednesday: Bringing their A gameAverett 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday: Titans rise, Pios stung at buzzerNo. 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.
Saturday: Big night for 'Roos and BluesNo. 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.
Tufts tops UR in Top 10 tussleNo. 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.
Previewing the best of the WestThe 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.
Wednesday: Holding on at homeNo. 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.
Scoring records made to be broken at F&MFranklin 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 21st season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
NAC gets northern exposureWith 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.
Saturday: Wash U, Wooster bounce backThe 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.
Miller hits milestone at MessiahMessiah 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.
Scott: GLI off to a great startMarietta 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.
Tuesday: MIT have something specialMIT 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.
Saturday women: UR snaps Saints' streakRochester 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).
Saturday men: Great finish in Great LakesThe 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.
Getting off on the right footOpening 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.
Preseason men's All-AmericansThe preseason All-America team represents the anticipated top players in Division III basketball entering the season and is compiled from previous years' All-Region nominations.
Preseason women's All-AmericansWho are the top Division III women's basketball players entering the 2017-18 season? Here's our list: the women's basketball preseason All-America team.
Top 25 voters singing the BluesWith 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.
Tufts takes tight fight for top spotThere 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.
It's official: NCAA names ref coordinatorsHave 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.
One more season for Frostburg's HatchWebb 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.
Pioneers will forge ahead under younger ArsenaultDavid 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.
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.
Thomaskutty steps down at EmoryEmory 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.
Kornaker steps down at St. John FisherThe 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.
La Crosse names Dernbach interim coachUW-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.
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.
St. John Fisher reels in Hilbert coachSt. 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.
Koelbl leaving LaxKen 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.
CSAC adds Bryn Athyn and WilsonThe 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. has the story.
Mulhern moves from Superior to St. Kate'sDon 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.
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.
Pinkerton heads back UpstateAfter 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.
Generals recruit alum after coach departsWashington 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.
ATN: From Serbia to Harvard and backJohns 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.
ODAC All-American to lead Ferrum menShortly 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.
Petosa steps down at Staten IslandMaking 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.
St. Joseph (Conn.) to add men's sportsEarlier 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.
ODAC adds FerrumThe 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.
D3 Player of the Year still thriving abroad2013 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.
Dickinson coach moves to Johns HopkinsAfter 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.
2017 Classic pairings announcedThe 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.
TCNJ name replacement for long-time coachTCNJ 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.
Thinking forward to Fort WayneIn 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.
York (NY) vacates 2014 CUNYAC title due to violationsThe 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.
New Loggers coach has deep NWC rootsCasey 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.
Little East gets a little biggerCastleton 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.
Scarlet Hawks to nest in the NACCIllinois 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.
Salem ain't so: Men's title game on the moveAfter 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.
Women's championship still a moving targetThe 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.
Braden moves to SewaneeTracey Braden, head women's basketball coach of Westminster (Mo.) for the past 10 years, is moving to Sewanee.
Mucci announces retirementMichael Mucci, the winningest coach in the 99 year history of the Haverford men's basketball program, has announced his retirement after 22 years.
Flannery's block party cause for celebrationFor 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.
2017 women's All-AmericansOf 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 women's All-American selections.
Babson finishes title runBabson 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.
Amherst-Tufts: The threematchAs 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.
Babson rallies, Augie advancesThe 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.
Lynx star takes the Rhodes homeThe 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.
All smiles for North as Tufts heads westTufts 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.
The Tommies are all the way backKaitlin 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.
Johnson wins fight for her life, returns to EarlhamMelissa 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.
The Viking who can go out on topJacob 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.
Babson brings more balance in Salem returnAfter 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.
Murphy, Blackledge win Jostens TrophyA 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.
NABC All-Star Game rosters announcedThe 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.
Ozarks' men's coach steps downUniversity of the Ozarks coach David Ferrell has resigned from his position after four years to pursue other professional opportunities, specifically in Northwest Arkansas.
Valley Forge coach steps downJon Mack ushered Valley Forge into the NCAA as athletic director and was head coach for 17 seasons before he stepped down following this season.
Valley Forge coach steps downJon Mack ushered Valley Forge into the NCAA as athletic director and was head coach for 17 seasons before he stepped down following this season.
Nothing blue about Whitman's fun runWhitman 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.
Captains roommates take the next step togetherSam 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.
Nelson retires from JHU after 606 career winsAfter 31 years, more than 500 wins and 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament, Blue Jay basketball coach Bill Nelson is hanging it up.
2017 All-Region teams announcedThe 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.
Rusty Rainbolt returns to ASCFormer American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year Rusty Rainbolt has been named head coach for the East Texas Baptist women's basketball program.
Wise to leave Millsaps coaching roleLong-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.
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.
Playoffs came early for WartburgFriday 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.
Hart, Belton win All-Star Game final voteFan 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.
Senior-powered Gulls enjoying the rideEndicott'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.
Keene State finds focus for playoffsKeene 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.
A fitting finale for CarseCraig 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.
Close calls give Hanover confidenceCrunch 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.
Marymount continues journey to second weekendMarymount 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.
Wheel of Fortune at New PaltzAfter 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.
All-Star voting returns to D3hoops.comStarting 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.
All-Star voting closed for 2017Eight 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! The race for the second spot is neck and neck on Wednesday morning!
Trying to take the next stepLast 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.
No drama for Wartburg this time aroundLast 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.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 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.
Rhodes women's coach retiresLynx 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.
UW-Oshkosh's selection was off the chartsIt 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville Special: Bracket BreakdownThe 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.
New men's Top 25 releasedAs 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.
McClary resigns as Muhlenberg men's coachScott McClary has announced his resignation after eight years as head men's basketball coach at Muhlenberg after the Mules completed a 12-12 season.
New women's Top 25 releasedWheaton (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.
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.
Men's bracket released!Here is the bracket for the 2018 Division III men's basketball tournament with a couple of surprise at-large picks.
Who's in? Our projected women's bracketIt'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.
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.
Women's bracket released!Here is the bracket for the 2018 Division III women's basketball tournament which brings good news to Walla Walla and suburban Philadelphia.
Sunday: One final surpriseIn 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.
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe 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.
Saturday men: Feels like the first timeSwarthmore 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.
Saturday women: Tourney mainstays returnThe 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.
ETBU women's coach out after two yearsEdsel Hamilton is no longer women's basketball coach at East Texas Baptist after the Tigers won 14 fewer games than a year ago.
Nadelhoffer out at MillikinAfter six seasons of trying to turn the Big Blue around, Matt Nadelhoffer is no longer head men's basketball coach at Millikin.
Friday: Half-court heave wins NJACChampionship 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.
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.
Hoopsville: Championship WeekWe 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.
Thursday: Champs in bubble troubleSt. 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.
Mullen steps down as women's basketball coachNichols 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.
DeSales Baird regains shooting touchWhen 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.
Better late than never for SUNY PolySUNY 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.
Updated men's regional rankings releasedHere'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.
Wednesday: Upstate upstartsUnion 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.
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.
Schlosser decides its time to step downMost 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.
Brandeis' sister act comes to a closeThe 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.
Tuesday: Terrible two's dayIt 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Daniel Webster goes down with a fightThe last men's basketball game in Daniel Webster College history ended with a punch, a stomp, a brawl, three arrests and a forfeit.
Neumann shows grit in Cabrini winNeumann 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.
MIT women take a standPresident 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.
Hoopsville: Crunch TimeRegional 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.
ATR: MIT women take a standPresident 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.
Standing tall on his own two feetTyler 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.
ATR: New-look SVC back on top of the PACSt. 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.
Second men's regional rankings releasedHere'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.
Second women's regional rankings releasedThe NCAA tournament selection committee released its second set of regional rankings today. Get the full list here.
Wednesday men: Let's wrap it upThat'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.
Wednesday: Pitt's stop leads to victoryUW-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.
A week full of possibilitiesFollowing 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.
The Sound and the historyPuget 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.
The Sound and the historyPuget 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
New-look Bearcats back on top of the PACSt. 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.
Saturday men: Take-charge kind of guysSwarthmore 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.
Saturday women: Headed for higher groundThe 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.
Good work by youFour 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.
Falcons focused on great opportunitiesUW-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.
Farmingdale's Graham ready for the momentMidway 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.
Seeing is believing for Gallaudet menHistory 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.
Count out Tommies at your own riskSt. 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.
First men's regional rankings releasedToday 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.
First women's regional rankings releasedThe 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.
Wednesday men: Time after timeNorth 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.
Stellar Mustang hoping for one more runEntering 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
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.
Saturday men: Eyes on the prizeBenedictine 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.
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.
St. Norbert moves beyond the streakSt. 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.
TCNJ "on the brink" of greatnessThe 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.
Wednesday men: OWU battling backOhio 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.
Wednesday women: Tommies on top, Eagles get evenSt. 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.
Still unbroken, still unbeatenOnce 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.
Randolph-Macon flipping the scriptLast 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.
Schlosser stepping down at E-townElizabethtown 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
FDU suspends MitchellFDU-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.
Saturday men: Hoping for a sparkIf 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.
Friday: Lakers stay greatOswego 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.
Schettino dishing and swishing for Staten IslandFrank 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.
From Georgia teammates to New York rivalsDeshon 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.
Both coaches, AD, out at Mount St. VincentThe 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.
Holmes sets D3 career rebound recordDenison'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.
Wednesday men: Rivalry night revelryRivalry 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.
Wednesday women: Great BritonsWith 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.
Warhawks soldier on with stingy DThis 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.
Locals leading charge for DenisonThe 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.
Captains keep even keel after big winAs 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.
Babson women deserve a closer lookWhile 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.
Holguin at home with TigersMonica 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Murphy reaches milestonesEntering 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.
Friday: A-Plus performance by AmherstNo. 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.
Meet the new Vikes, same as the old VikesAugustana 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.
Wednesday men: Ripon ends St. Norbert's streakRipon 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.
Wednesday women: Alone at the topChristopher 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.
Kean ready to contend for NJAC crownIt'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.
Small's share Bears coming togetherWhen 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.
Hackley and Nagle find "inspiración" abroadAmherst'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.
Carrying the torch at HSUNathaniel 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.
Heart of a championJosh 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Spartans top Top 10 foeThe 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.
Saturday men: Good Knight for NJCUJalen 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.
Saturday women: Perfect 10We 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.
Bears built for long-haulConference 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.
Rochester learns through winningLast 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.
Lady Royals flush with talentWhat 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
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.
Wednesday wrap: Moore than all but oneWooster 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.
Florham freshman shoots to the top of conferenceKendrea 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.
Rolling Warriors hungry for moreLast 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.
Scots start fast again, need to finish strongMaryville 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saturday men: Wash U win off the HooksWashington 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.
Saturday women: Upset Athletic AssociationOpening 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.
Pointers suspend Semling, impose postseason banUW-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.
Roadrunners seek wins on repeatRamapo 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.
Resetting the WestThe 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.
ATR: Roadrunners seek wins on repeatRamapo 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.
Wednesday men: Going gets toughConference 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?
UWO celebrates a promise keptBefore 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.
Reloaded Tartans building on 2016 successCarnegie 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.
Adversity hardly affecting River HawksVery 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.
High expectations in the Cards this seasonWhile 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.
ATR: UWO celebrates a promise keptBefore 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.
ATR: Adversity hardly affects River HawksVery 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.
Huntingdon coach steps downBefore 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.
New men's Top 25 releasedThe 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.
Leaving Las Vegas 2-0The men from Hardin-Simmons, Ramapo and UW-Eau Claire and the women from Puget Sound and Lewis and Clark went 2-0 at the Classic in Las Vegas. If you missed any of the action from the South Point Casino and Resort, check out all our coverage here.
Wash U. wins at WartburgMadeline 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.
Thursday: Tommies, Tigers take Top 25 tiltsSt. 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.
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Red letter day for red birdsThe 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday: Holiday heat for North Central, DePauwNorth 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.
Saturday men: Give 'em the heave hoSalisbury 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.
Pride springs major upsetSpringfield 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Nesci reaches 500 winsNew 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.
Men's wrap: Streak stoppersAfter 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.
Saturday women: Use the fourthBig 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.
Quick-strike Del Rosario leads LehmanWith 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.
Hoopsville: The UndefeatedsThe 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!
Awesome Dawson shot lifts AmherstJayde 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.
The man with a planWhen 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.
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.
Shooting to win with winners who shootWhen 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.
Saturday women: Headed out on a high noteHope 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.
Wednesday: Stalwarts stumbleSt. 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.
North Park eyes returns to prominenceOnce 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.
Strong start puts Marietta coach at easeThe 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.
Corsairs move from hunters to huntedThe 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.
Grand theft QuakerAnais 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Richter reaches 500 winsDeSales 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.
Lindo grabs 1000th boardEastern 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.
Saturday men: Steady as they rollNo. 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.
Saturday women: Sounds Payne-fulTwo 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.
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.
Fields adds danger to MiseriMisericordia 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.
Sabin shooting for a bannerAll-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.
Starting from scratch at Saint ElizabethTom 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.
Wednesday: Hot benches help Hope, LionsHope 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.
Changes for the better at Leb ValAndy 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.
10 games to watch in DecemberConference 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.
Wacker feels right at home at TLUIt 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.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 20th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
John Carroll aims to send Moran off on topMike 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.
Squirrels snap long streakThe 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.
Saturday men: More questions than answersVoters 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.
Saturday women: UAA shows mettleUAA 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.
Traveling is the right callWhen 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.
NJCU turning disappointment into momentumNew 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.
Flannery pushes Babson to excellenceDespite 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.
Pios pound ScotsMarietta 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.
Eagles put dream season behind themLast 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.
Shocking loss could be good for CaptainsSure, 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.
Patriots ready to ascend even higherTexas-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.
Prairie Wolves ready to runNebraska 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.
Tuesday: No 1 with a BulletGettysburg 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.
Day 2: Marietta wins the Hoopsville ClassicSince 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.
Day 1: Captains cruise past PointAll-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
ATN: Passing the batonA 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.
Rider calls it a careerA 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.
Thomas More vacates 2015 national titleThe 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.
Rinka's journey ends in FameJohn 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.
Our preseason MBB All-America picksIt'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.
Our preseason WBB All-America picksLater 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.
Whitman's got the BluesWhitman 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.
Preseason poll: Bring your A gameAmherst 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.
Tufts tops preseason rankingsAfter 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.
Top of the conference cropOur friends at 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.
Talking about practiceFor 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.
Better late than neverLess 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.
Men's schedules releasedPractices 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.
Women's schedules releasedWhen 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.
Campbell retires from Western ConnecticutWhen 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.
Principia suspends women's programCiting 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.
UR's Palestra named to Hall listThe 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.
Bulldogs trying Trine assistantAdrian 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.
Two for the showOn 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.
Caps, Pios and powers headline Hoopsville ClassicChristopher 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.
Red Dragons pull Plattsburgh assistantSUNY 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.
Hanging up the white shoesAfter 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.
Mighty Macs back HymanImmaculata 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.
Have Nelson: MSOE turns to Johns Hopkins assistantKatie 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.
Colby-Sawyer, Regis to reunite in GNACColby-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.
Drew names former D1 coach to interim spotDrew 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.
LeBlanc moves back to MillsapsThe 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.
One for a Thousand: Huff hired as new coach at EdgewoodEdgewood 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.
WBCA releases honor rollThe 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.
Keystone fills vacancy againFor 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.
Centenary (N.J.) selects former D2 coach to lead programCentenary (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.
Redding stays near Reading for Penn State-Berks jobTim 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.
White resigns as Adrian's head coachMark 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.
Five advance in NCAA Woman of the Year processThe 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.
Colby names Gaetano head coach of women's basketballBrittany 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.
Arte Culver named head men's basketball coach at CovenantCovenant 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.
Olivet names Ernst interim coachOlivet'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.
Falcons' assistant lands atop Del Val's perchMessiah 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.).
Assistant returns to lead King's after leaving for KeystoneThree 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.
Jason Rhine named women's coach at MisericordiaJason 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.
Lancaster retires at AuroraAfter 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.
Barons name Joe Wallace head coachFranciscan (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.
McCormick goes from Bucs to BluesJennifer 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.
Penn State-Altoona names McGreal head coachPenn 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.
Alverno College names Jessica Ott Director Of Athletics, Basketball coachAlverno 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.
Bantams tap Patriot League Assistant for head postTrinity (Conn.) named Emily Garner as its next head coach, replacing Wendy Davis. Garner spent the last six seasons as an assistant at Army.
Sharks catch a new coachSimmons 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.
SUNY Canton fills men's vacancyAfter 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.
Newbury changes women's coachAfter 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.
Wacker backer: TLU chooses coach with family ties to UniversityMike 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.
After the Light, it's a new Day for John JayJohn 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.
Relatively speakingIt'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.
USA South continues expansionThe 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
Wooster removes Panepento's interim tagLisa 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.
Utica welcomes Coffey as head men's basketball coachUtica 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.
Dougal out at KalamazooAfter four seasons at the helm of the Hornets, including a 3-22 season that just concluded, Kalamazoo announced Eric Dougal's resignation.
Sansom to ride herd over BisonBethany 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.
Holzhueter heads homeBethany 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.
First class success for HansThe 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.
All-time Division III basketball championsSt. Thomas and Thomas More each won their second Division III basketball national title this season. The full list of title winners, from our archives.
Hoopsville: Back-to-BackIt 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:
None better than Mighty MossWho 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.
Saints go back-to-backThomas 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.
Looking for one more stopTufts' 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.
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.
2016 women's All-AmericansSo 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.
Hoopsville: Almost PerfectIt 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:
Moir steps down after 27 seasons at RoanokeRoanoke coach Page Moir, who led his team to a 19-win season and earned South Region Coach of the Year honors, is stepping down as men's basketball coach.
2016 men's All-America teamThe 2016 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.
Tommies win as a teamThe 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.
Tommies win title No. 2St. 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.
Tufts, Mighty Moss head to IndyTufts 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.
Benedictine, UST to meet for men's titleThe 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.
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.
'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.
Six simple rules for winning at CNUChristopher 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.
Tauer's Tommies enjoying the rideWith 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.
Saints on a different kind of missionIf 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.
NABC All-Star Game has a Brooklyn flavorThree 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.
Benedictine feels no burden in being unbeatenNo 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.
Sister act adds to Amherst's legacyAmherst 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.
All-Region teams announcedThe 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.
Wartburg gets busy winningWhen 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.
Hoopsville: Only the EliteSunday 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:
UST knocks off Augie; CNU, Benedictine make first tripSt. 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.
Wartburg joins three playoff vets in Final FourJust 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.
Sweet 16 round great for ScotsWooster 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.
Patriots end George Fox's runTexas-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.
Hoopsville: Sectionals PreviewWhich 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:
Tufts studying for its chemistry finalsIt 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.
Texas-Tyler ready to travelThe 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.
Gjonbalaj, Bolger win NABC final voteMore 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.
Jostens winners announcedTwo 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!
Big man with big impactSeven-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.
Long road to the Sweet 16Oswego 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.
Tommies' scoring hangs in the balanceRyan 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.
Albright continues uphill battleAfter 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.
Following a new leaderBowdoin 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.
Don't call CMU underdogsCarnegie 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.
Alma's little brother comes up bigDJ 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.
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:
Sectional hosts annoucedThe 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.
Cain and Keene State advanceIn 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.
Close encounters of the second kindThe 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.
Something old, something newNext 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.
Oh mercy! Marietta, Plattsburgh bouncedGwynedd 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.
First-ever winners in first roundHardin-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.
Tournament excitement comes to WhitmanThe 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.
Tartans sink Hope, Falcons roll ThunderCarnegie 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.
2016 women's tournament previewThree 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.
Hoopsville: For All the GloryThe 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:
Forged by tragedyGeneseo'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.
Lancaster Bible finally dancingAfter 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.
How one player took his hits and came backBen 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.
Join the Bracket Challenge!Our longtime friends over at 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!
Wheelock upset bid falls shortClinging 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.
Academic All-America TeamEastern 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.
Hawks hold on for at least one more gameNew 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.
Lycoming road tested and readyThe 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.
A most welcome returnHardin-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.
Dobbs done after 1-24 season at PotsdamSherry 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.
2016 men's NCAA Tournament previewIt'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.
Team of the WeekOur last weekly honor roll of our 19th season is out -- it's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Looking to make a runWheaton 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.
Off the bench, into the tournamentMidway 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.
Gorton out at LorasLoras relieved head men's basketball coach Greg Gorton of his duties after five years as head coach, 13 years on staff.
2016 Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 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.
Hoopsville Bracket BreakdownThe 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!
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.
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.
Hoopsville Selection SpecialSunday 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!
Sunday: Panthers, Oles bust a bubbleMiddlebury 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.
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe 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.
Our projected women's bracketPicking 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.
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.
2015-16 buzzer beatersTwo 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.
Saturday men: Bubble spots holding steadyEmory 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.
Saturday women: Shades of 2014DePauw 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.
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.
Sul Ross brings ASC tourney out WestAlpine, 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.
Committee to Lancaster Bible: Go undefeated or go homeThe 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.
Friday: ThunderstruckTrine 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.
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:
Thursday: So much for style pointsKendall 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.
Patience pays off for Austin's GowdyKatie 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.
Principia coach announces retirementMike 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.
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.
Wednesday: Action packed MACThe 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.
Time to turn it upStaten 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.
Bellhy family tradition continues at W&JSophomore 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.
Saints survive CAC scrumTwo 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.
Eastern ready to face UMB againEastern 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.
Pomona-Pitzer women's coach announces retirementPomona-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.
Tuesday: Bubble birds flock togetherRowan 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.
Team of the WeekAs we head into conference tournament week, seniors take center stage. It's this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville: Championship WeekIn 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:
Saturday men: Long time comingUW-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.
Saturday women: Calvin wins, Falcons flyCalvin 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.
Luther right on track"I am not a patient person at all," says Luther women's coach Amanda Bailey. But the three-time All-American has the Norse riding high in her fifth season. More in Around the Nation.
Cards clinch E8 crownSt. 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.
Whitworth wins at buzzerGeorge 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.
A player's weakness becomes a coach's strengthClarkson 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.
Making room for more bannersThe 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.
Kean completes culture changeoverFour 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.
Pioneers surge to top of the OAC packIn 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.
Full NCAA regional rankings releasedThe 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.
Men's wrap: Run, gun and finally wonLynchburg 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.
WIAC top seed down to final weekend; MIAA clinchedUW-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.
Team of the WeekIt's time for our weekly honor roll: the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
A coach's rare opportunityTodd 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.
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.
Hoopsville: Time Running OutOn 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:
Saturday men: A new team on topMarietta 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.
Saturday women: CAC, NJAC remain in a battleThe 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.
Lightning-fast reloadPlattsburgh 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.
Friday: Down to the wireThe 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.
Hoopsville: Rankings and CarnageOn 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:
Streaking through the Midwest ConferenceSt. 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.
Independently thrivingSUNY-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.
Eagles hustlin' their way atop NACThe 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.
Making connections across the countryEmily 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.
Former Bullets battle in Ireland’s Premier LeagueThe 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.
The light is always green at HartwickThe 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.
Clark rallies around coachFor 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.
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.
Men's wrap: BW knocks JCU from unbeaten ranksThe 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.
Women's wrap: Tale of two halvesChristopher 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.
Team of the WeekA 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 Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Different look for CabriniThe 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.
A milestone for MorehouseThe Flying Dutch continued their perfect season and earned head coach Brian Morehouse his 500th career victory. Hope's 2006 national championship team was in attendance, as were several past players who shared in their coach's historic moment. More in Around the Great Lakes.
Captains cruising through CACn their third season as a member of the CAC, both the men's and women's teams are thriving and are set up for future success. Maybe Christopher Newport's new conference foes wish the Captains stayed in the USA South. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
May is Tyler's deadeyeMakenzie May is well on her way to becoming Texas-Tyler's all-time 3-point shooter. The junior has the Patriots on track to avenge last year's postseason disappointment. More in Around the South.
Augustana back on topFour teams received No. 1 votes, and Augustana got the clear majority of them, but it's still a very tight race at the top of the new men's basketball Top 25.
Check out Sunday's big shots!Our great run of buzzer beaters reached Sunday, as Rochester intentionally missed the free throw and ... well, watch. LaGrange had a third-chance shot in double overtime. Saturday, Ty Sabin capped off a huge night for Ripon with a shot to beat Cornell. That followed a great play from Friday. Check out a bunch of D-III buzzer beaters.
No. 4 Tommies clinch share of first placeSt. Thomas got past archrival St. John's in the closing minute and have all but wrapped up the top seed in the MIAC once again.
Hoopsville: Semi Super ShowOn Sunday's Semi-Super edition of Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to several teams who are leading their conferences or hoping to wrestle control back in their favor. With just two weeks left, for most, to position themselves for the conference playoffs, there is plenty still to play for. Hoopsville aired at a special time, but you can watch the show On Demand:
Saturday men: Babson sends WPI reelingThe Beavers handed the Engineers their third straight loss, while Tufts handed Amherst a loss and Hope put Alma away in a battle for the top of the MIAA. That and more in Saturday's men's recap.
Saturday women: Tufts ends Amherst's 121-game streakAmherst hadn't lost at LeFrak Gymnasium since 2009, but the win streak has gone the way of the Lord Jeff nickname. Plus, Hope's Brian Morehouse picked up his 500th win and Transylvania handed Bluffton its second loss in three games. That and more in the women's recap.
Friday: Turning the tablesRochester avenged last week's loss at Washington while Carnegie Mellon didn't miss its second chance to beat NYU. Meanwhile the Lehman men stayed atop the CUNYAC and Plattsburgh State moved closer to clinching home court in the SUNYAC playoffs. That and more in Friday's recap.
Hoopsville Marathon Show!It was the third annual Hoopsville Marathon Show. For 14 plus hours, Dave McHugh chatted with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and others involved in NCAA Division III basketball from around the nation. Watch the archived coverage of the marathon broadcast right now!
Right on targetIf it weren’t for social media, Carnegie Mellon junior forward Lisa Murphy might not know she currently leads Division III in scoring and field-goal percentage. If she had her way, she would continue to silently devour the competition.
Old Westbury gets a sparkIt took only one dunk for A.J. Wynder to see that Jamail Stanley was a special player. And from there he ended up at Old Westbury, and leading the Skyline Conference in scoring. More in Around the Atlantic.
Little brother is playing bigSterling Holmes has athleticism in his blood. He is the latest member of his family to excel at the next level. The junior has embraced his leadership role and has Texas Lutheran primed for a return to the NCAA Tournament. More in Around the South.
After 51 seasons, a new faceSt. John's first new basketball coach in a half-century, Pat McKenzie, might not spend 51 years on the Johnnies sidelines the way his predecessor did. But he has to be pleased with how his first year as head coach has gone. More in Around the West.
Whitman ends Whitworth's unbeaten runWhile most of the nation was sleeping, or at least digging out of snow, No. 20 Whitman took it to No. 1 Whitworth on Tuesday night, ending the Pirates' 19-game winning streak.
Men's wrap: Staking a claim to No. 1With Whitworth's loss Tuesday night, there could be some No. 1 votes open and Nos. 2, 3 and 4 all won. Meanwhile, WPI fell and CNU and St. Norbert survived. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Scranton survives, Maryville stumblesOne ranked team needed overtime on the road, while another was not so lucky. That and more in our recap of Wednesday's women's action.
Team of the WeekTwo 50-point scorers and two 40-point scorers lead this week's honors, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
'I really didn't know what I was getting into'When Jared Staege first went off to college, he figured his time as an athlete was over. But four years later, Staege is leading the UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team in its pursuit of its first WIAC championship since 1965. More in Around the Central.
A barnburner atop the NCACWooster and Ohio Wesleyan split their regular season series in thrilling fashion. They could meet again in tournament play, but the road to a rematch will be a bumpy one in the competitive conference. More in Around the Great Lakes.
Lions have unfinished businessAlbright's women's team came up short in tournament play last season. That left a bad taste and left the Lions hungry to win the conference tournament this year. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
Wheaton on board in NEWMAC raceKiley Shoemaker's rebounding has helped fuel the Lyons, who are looking to challenge Babson and return to the NCAA Tournament. More in Around the Northeast.
Hoopsville to host third annual 12 hour marathonFor the third consecutive year, fans of Division III basketball will be able to digest 12 hours of wall-to-wall Division III basketball on Thursday, Feb. 4 as host Dave McHugh runs a super-sized edition of Hoopsville. Tune in Thursday starting at 10am ET to watch the show!
Hoopsville: Four More WeeksThere are just four weeks left in the regular season and teams are feeling the pressure. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to many coaches who are trying to position themselves to stay home for conference tournaments or just get into the playoffs. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcast here:
Saturday men: Familiar faces in firstVirginia Wesleyan defeated Roanoke to claim first place in the ODAC while St. Norbert swept Carroll to stay in first in the MWC. Meanwhile the final four undefeated teams stayed that way. That and more in Saturday's recap.
Saturday women: Titans take overThe top four teams in the WIAC, all of them ranked, squared off on Saturday, while RHIT snapped Bluffton's long winning streak. Plus Muhlenberg seized first in the Centennial and Karin Harvey reaches a milestone for Montclair State. That and more in the women's recap.
A Jumbo-sized leap forwardThe Tufts men won 13 games each of the past two seasons, but the Jumbos have matched that already with a month left to go and have a chance to join the school's women's basketball team in NCAA Tournament consideration.
Friday: Three's a crowdWashington U. pounded Rochester to create a three-way tie atop the UAA. Cortland did the same in the SUNYAC by beating Oneonta. And home was where the losses were for the UAA men. Check out tonight's wrap.
Hoopsville: Conference TurnWe have arrived at the time in the season when many conferences start heading into the second half of round-robin play. Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to some of the teams who are leading their conferences after the first half of play and looking to keep up their momentum. You can watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand here:
Fab freshman shows Chapman that Cam canCam Haslam has come in as a freshman and has done things nobody in Chapman athletics history has ever done, things his coach never saw coming. Plus, his game off the court is strong as well. More in Around the West.
Borough battle atop the CUNYACBrooklyn has the top two players, while Lehman is balanced and plays hard. That's the crux of tonight's big battle of first-place teams in the CUNYAC. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
Beavers making historyThanks to 17 straight wins to open the season, Bluffton's women's team earned the program's first ever Top 25 ranking. Now, the No. 21 Beavers are trying to hold on for a HCAC title. More in Around the Great Lakes.
The right place at the right timeThe son of a former NBA star finally feels at home, reuniting with his high school teammate and his father's high school coach. Marquis Marshall and Mike Miller are poised to lead Alvernia on another late-season surge. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
From racing to reboundingJames Sapp was a Division I sprinter, but felt a nagging calling to return to the basketball court. Since transferring to Centenary, the reigning SCAC Player of the Year has been a double-double machine. More in Around the South.
Lord Jeff mascot out at AmherstThe Amherst College board of trustees announced that the school would no longer reference Lord Jeffery Amherst, after whom the town of Amherst, Mass., is named. Lord Jeff advocated that Native Americans be given smallpox-infected blankets.
Men's wrap: Salvaging splitsAugustana got its home-floor revenge on Elmhurst, Wooster returned the favor on Ohio Wesleyan and Catholic handed Susquehanna its second loss in three games. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Shared interestsWheaton (Ill.) and St. Thomas claimed a share of first place in their conferences with wins on Wednesday night while Guilford and ONU solidified their positions at the top of their conferences. That and more in our recap of Wednesday's women's action.
Team of the WeekAre we to the time of the year yet where freshmen stop being freshmen? Who's in charge of that, anyway? Regardless, three of them are on this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Westminster's sophomores surging in SLIACThe Blue Jays took their lumps in the non-conference portion of their schedule, but this sophomore-led squad has turned it around once starting the SLIAC slate. Josh Smith has more in this week's Around the Central.
Losses light a fire under UNEThe Nor'easters have weathered the storm from two losses over the holidays in Puerto Rico and are continuing to blow through the CCC. More in Around the Northeast.
OAC, NCAC team up to honor GoodwinMembers of the Ohio Athletic Conference and North Coast Athletic Conference are teaming up this week to raise funds and raise cancer awareness during Suits and Sneakers Week to honor Capital men’s basketball coach Damon Goodwin.
Hoopsville: Bitter BlizzardSunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to programs who are storming the competition right now. Whether in the midst of long winning streaks or dominating their conference, these programs are making the turn at five weeks to go in pretty good shape. You can watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand now:
Saturday men: Thriller in the chillerA major snow storm wiped out games along the east coast, but it didn't stop Ithaca and Hartwick from playing one of the best games of the season. Elsewhere Trinity (Conn.) grabbed first place with a little help and La Verne did the same on its own. That and more in the men's wrap.
Saturday women: Capital claws closerCapital beat Ohio Northern and pulled within one game of first place in the OAC. Trinity (Texas) pushed Austin another game back in the SCAC. Plus Hope and Tufts survived scares on Saturday afternoon. That and more in the women's recap.
Geneseo shoots past Potsdam, 75-32Taking the floor for the first time since their teammate Kelsey Annese was killed, the Geneseo women's basketball team honored their former No. 32 in an appropriate way.
Friday: Maroons win 12th straightChicago topped New York University in the night's only Top 25 matchup and Wesleyan beat its second ranked opponent in five days. Meanwhile the NYU women rebounded and Amherst looked sharp again. That and more in Friday's wrap.
Hoopsville: Coaching ChallengesThursday night on Hoopsville, Dave talked to many coaches who are succeeding on the court and off of it because of what coaching has taught them. Also coaches who are facing challenges no one should face off the court. You can watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand here:
New heights in the ValleyMAC Freedom title game appearances and even NCAA Tournament trips have become more frequent since Casey Stitzel took over as head coach at Delaware Valley. But this season's Aggies have started off at new heights, at 13-3.
Majors bond away from homeMillsaps had little time to rest after participating in the Classic in Las Vegas to close out 2015. The Majors opened 2016 with four straight road games. More on what those journeys meant to the Majors in Around the South.
All in the familyFour members of the High family now compete in the same gym almost every weekend, whether wearing a uniform or patrolling the sidelines. But it didn't start out that way. More in Around the West.
Can't get him off the floorDarnell Artis worked his way into the pregame captains' meeting as a freshman at Gwynedd Mercy and he has hardly left the floor since. Now a senior, he and his classmates have the Griffins looking at a return to the NCAA Tournament. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
A hidden gem finds his way at FredoniaIan Helps and Fredonia each took a chance on one another. After not playing much organized basketball in high school, the 6-6 sophomore is leading the Blue Devils in scoring for the second straight season. More in Around the East.
Great Scots! Alma is on a rollSam Hargraves has executed a turnaround at Alma. The Scots enter the backstretch of the season on the verge of their first conference title since 1978. More in Around the Great Lakes.
Transfers helping fill Babson's holesLast year's Babson squad featured a bunch of seniors around All-America selection Joey Flannery. This time around, it's newcomer Isaiah Nelsen joining other recent transfers to keep the Beavers afloat. More in Around the Northeast.
Men's wrap: Keeping pace in the OACMarietta jumped out to a huge lead on Mount Union, but they didn't pick up any ground in the conference race. Plus Elmhurst survived a challenge at home. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Showdown blowoutsNo. 4 Hope crushed rival Calvin and No. 6 Scranton led wire-to-wire against Moravian. The highest ranked WIAC team fell two games back in the conference chase while Stockton continued its surge. That and more in our recap of Wednesday's women's action.
Team of the WeekBig shots, big point totals and more led to the top performances this week in the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
D-III's coaching 'legend'She'll gladly tell you she hasn't hit a shot in decades, but when you get to 700 wins faster than anyone not named Geno Auriemma ... sorry, at some point, it's the coaching. More about Nancy Fahey in this week's Around the Central.
Familiar foes face off in Landmark showdownMoravian coach Mary Beth Spirk has known Scranton's first-year head coach Trevor Woodruff for a long time. They will face off on opposing sidelines for the first time on Wednesday, with first place in the Landmark Conference at stake. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
Geneseo player among three found deadSenior SUNY Geneseo women's basketball player Kelsey Annese was among three people found dead in a home in Geneseo, N.Y., on Sunday. She was 21.
Hoopsville: Taste of TexasIt was a whirlwind trip to Texas for not only the NCAA Convention, but also a couple of basketball games in San Antonio. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave chatted with several SCAC coaches, shined the light on a women's coach in Wisconsin who stays busy, and hears from some programs leading their conference. Watch the show On Demand now!
Fahey wins 700th career gameWashington University women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey, winner of five Division III national championships, has become the fourth D-III women's head coach to reach the 700-win milestone.
Saturday men: Crusaders pick up first lossDrew dumps Susquehanna, John Carroll placed seven scorers in double figures in a win vs. Mount Union, while Amherst survived Connecticut College and more in Saturday's men's roundup.
Women's wrap: Titans snap Pointer streakUW-Stevens Point's streak came to an end, while Wartburg's was extended in the opposite direction. Meanwhile Christopher Newport and DeSales are heating up while Sage and WPI stayed hot. That and more in Saturday women's roundup.
Friday: Fox, Whit stay on topGeorge Fox defended its home court against Whitman in a showdown of ranked NWC women's teams. On the men's side, No. 1 Whitworth's game against Willamette was a lot closer than their records would suggest while Emory knocked NYU off the unbeaten list. That and more in the Friday wrap.
Hoopsville: Conference LeadersThere continue to be incredible stories around Division III as we get further into conference schedules. Surprising teams leading conferences, programs finding success with alums at the helm, and national headlines but not for the obvious reasons. Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to those still proving people wrong.
The Big Red blocking machineJordan Holmes plays nearly 39 minutes per game and dominates the defensive end for Denison. But even though she may well end up Division III's career leader in blocks, she once had her doubts. More in Around the Nation.
A humbling month abroadA trip to India last summer was a life-altering event for Stevens forward Dylan Krause. Although she spent four weeks without basketball, she would not trade the experience for anything. More in Around the East.
So who are these No. 1 Pirates, anyway?Whitworth is a name you should be familiar with. But if you're not staying up until midnight Eastern to watch their games, here's a Pirates primer for you, in this week's Around the West.
Men's wrap: Don't forget about usAlma, Babson, Hampden-Sydney and River Falls made their presence known in their conference races by beating ranked opponents on Wednesday night. Elsewhere Augustana made a statement by thrashing North Central and Wooster made quick work of Hiram's winning streak. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Road bites hardThe road bug bit hard Wednesday night, claiming victims in UW-Whitewater, Wartburg and Bethel, among others, in a big night of conference play in Division III women's basketball. That and more in our recap.
Team of the WeekThe first full week of 2016 brought nearly 100 nominations and a top-notch selection for this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Long road ends at BenedictineLuke Johnson has been at a few schools in his college basketball career. But in the end, it's the one he chose to come back to that is seeing the most success. His story and the story of how the Eagles have surged into the top five, in Around the Central.
John Carroll, Mount Union headed toward OAC showdownThe Blue Streaks set the standard in the OAC. The Purple Raiders want to reach that peak, but know they must get past John Carroll to get where they want to go. This Saturday's winner will have the edge going forward. More in Around the Great Lakes.
Swarthmore establishing a new identityForget the program's recent history and reputation. A young nucleus and coach are focused on building a winning tradition for the Garnet. At 10-2, they are on pace to do just that. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
Wildcats found their way out westJohnson & Wales bounced back from a season-opening loss, made the quick adjustment and downed Lewis & Clark the next day. Since then, the Wildcats have been off and running. More in Around the Northeast.
Coronel's improvement keys Lynchburg streakSarah Coronel has found her groove for the Hornets. The junior is a fixture in the starting lineup for the first time and is making her mark on both ends of the court. She is also making an impact on the Lynchburg community off the court. More in Around the South.
Whitworth men new No. 1 teamFive teams received No. 1 votes at the top of the men's basketball Top 25, but only one of them got 15. That was Whitworth, and the Pirates are in the top spot.
Chargers surging toward Top 25Shortly before Glenn Robinson got his 900th win at F&M, the head coach of the other D3 school across town got his 10th. Zach Filzen's Lancaster Bible squad is undefeated including an eye-popping win over F&M. Learn more about the last unranked, unbeaten team in Division III.
Purchase replaces coach in midseasonKellianne Dunlay is out as head women's basketball coach at SUNY-Purchase after a 4-20 season in 2015 and a 1-10 start to the 2015-16 campaign.
Saturday men: F&M gets G-Rob No. 900Another five years, another hundred wins for Glenn Robinson, who has been D-III's winningest coach since 2004. Plus NYU struggles in its UAA opener and more in the Saturday men's roundup.
Saturday women: Bethel blasts Tommies; UWSP ralliesBethel is showing it has put the early-season injuries behind it and St. Thomas paid dearly, while Stevens Point got past Whitewater and Thomas More cruised. That and more in the early Saturday women's roundup.
Friday: NESCAC joins the funNESCAC play began tonight with big nights for the men and women at Amherst and Tufts. Plus the Baruch men asserted themselves in the CUNYAC race and the Liberty League's surprise leaders stayed perfect in conference. That and more in tonight's recap.
Hoopsville: Youth MovementThere are teams playing exceptionally well or way above expectations thanks to plenty of younger talent. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to coaches who have a youth movement help lead the way. Plus Pat Coleman helps recap an incredible Augustana vs. Elmhurst battle. And a new partner for the show is announced! Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcasts.
Trine trying to put last year in pastOff to its best start in more than 30 seasons, Trine is ranked for the first time as a member of Division III. But that only starts to erase the way the Thunder finished last season, with three losses in five games, including a home MIAA semifinal. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
Lea and her new liver inspire the KnightsGeneseo forward Lea Sobieraski survived a liver transplant and returned to the court last season. She continues to inspire her coaches, teammates, and community. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the East.
Wartburg leads cast of young IIAC teamsThe Knights have made the most noise, by far, in starting the season 10-1. But there are other Iowa Conference women's basketball teams who have the potential to grow quickly. More in Around the West.
Timed out in regulation, No. 5 Elmhurst wins in OTElmhurst's tip-in at the end of regulation came just after the buzzer, but the Bluejays recovered in overtime to defeat No. 1 Augustana. Plus Hope and WPI rallied and Calvin topped Trine. That and more in Wednesday's men's action.
Wednesday women: Change at the topIt's too soon to know who will win the NCAC and NJAC titles. But there are new teams in first after Denison and Rowan posted big wins tonight. Plus WIAC play began with an upset and York (Pa.) regained its footing. That and more in our recap.
The Augustana experienceExperience is a valuable asset, and the Augustana men’s basketball team is loaded with it. But eight seniors, each of whom came to Augie as freshmen, have had to deal with the expectations that come with that experience. More in Around the Central.
Making the right callWhen it came to playing at the next level, Keshonn Carter had to choose between football and basketball. He picked hoops, and there's little doubt that the Tigers senior made the correct choice. More in Around the South. Team of the WeekRecord-setters, big shooters and rebounders and more make up the first Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, for 2016.
Hoopsville: Back in ActionHoopsville returned to the air after the holidays with plenty to talk about. Dave McHugh chatted with coaches whose teams made some statements over the holidays. Guests include Wartburg and Capital women's programs along with the No. 17 Susquehanna men's program. You will also hear from a few coaches at this year's Classic. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand!
Saturday men: Knocking the rust offNot too many Division III men's basketball teams go the entirety of their winter break without playing a game. And for those who do, today could have been a huge awakening. Just ask Amherst. That and more in Saturday's men's action.
Saturday women: NYU holds off KeanPlenty of teams from top to bottom got their new year off on the right foot, including a big rally by Union, a buzzer-beater for Rose-Hulman and much more from Saturday's women's action.
2015 Classic wrapupWhitworth's men and the women from George Fox, DeSales and St. Vincent each went 2-0 in the Classic. Here's all the results, archived broadcasts, photo galleries, interviews and more.
Wednesday: 11th heavenSusquehanna improved its record to 11-0 with a buzzer beater at Albright while the Rowan women won their 11th with less drama. Plus Texas Lutheran bit East Texas Baptist again and the Wartburg women scored another Top 10 upset.
Whitworth, St. Vincent survive; George Fox pulls awaySt. Vincent and Whitworth won thrillers on Day 3 of the Classic, while the George Fox and DeSales women finished their trip to Vegas with a 2-0 mark and Carthage's early-season skid continued. Classic: In the booksThe four days and 16 games of the Classic are in the books. Check out the winners, losers, video interviews, photo galleries and archived broadcasts from a great four days in Las Vegas.
Tuesday men: Top two say phewNo. 1 Augustana needed a late basket to edge UW-Oshkosh while Whitworth needed late free throws to put away Calvin. Plus all news is good news for both 'Roos. Decode that teaser inside our men's recap.
Tuesday women: Give me a WWheaton (Ill.), Whitman and Wartburg scored big wins while Amherst handled Salisbury and Lycoming upended York (Pa.). Here's the women's recap from a full day of holiday tournament action.
Team of the WeekIt's the last Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, for 2015. We return in the new year!
Saturday: A Blue ChristmasThe John Carroll Blue Streaks edged Marietta to stay unbeaten while the Elmhurst Bluejays outlasted Buena Vista. Meanwhile there were a pair of Top 25 upsets in Texas and Sydney Moss had another grand game in Grand Rapids. That and more in today's recap.
Bombers away: Ithaca lands in LLThe Liberty League has been looking for new members to help it keep its AQ in football. They found one in Ithaca that will join the conference in all sports, including basketball. Read about the move here.
Rolling around the nationThe Gothic Knights are on a roll here entering the holiday break. Rob Knox takes a look at New Jersey City and a few other teams getting it done at the end of 2015.
Team of the WeekThe top players from across Division III at each position are on the latest Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Return of the buzzer beatersIt's the most exciting moment in basketball and it's back for another season. We start with a buzzer beater in more ways than one when the Dutchmen beat the Yellowjackets. Watch the video here.
Hoopsville: Early Season MoversAs we close in on the holiday break, many teams have made some significant moves in the early part of the season. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave talked to teams who find themselves in good position before some time off, but can they keep up the momentum? You can watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcasts!
Saturday men: Score one for the underdogsThe Hiram Terriers surprised No. 4 Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. Top-ranked Augustana finished its run through ranked opponents and Union had the most dramatic buzzer beater of the season so far. Get the rundown in Saturday's men's recap.
Saturday women: Cats and Camels top big dogsSt. Catherine and Conn College knocked off highly ranked foes while Sydney Moss made a record-breaking return to the court for Thomas More. Plus George Fox mounts an incredible comeback and York wins a battle of unbeatens. All that and more in our recap.
Hoopsville: Have You Noticed?There are many teams right now asking everyone, have you noticed us? Big wins, great starts, record beginnings. On Thursday's edition of Hoopsville, Dave talked to those who are off to tremendous starts which may not have been noticed by many people... yet. You can watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcasts here.
No. 3 Amherst outlasts No. 19 Babson In 2OT thrillerConnor Green scored 29 of his game-high 39 points after halftime as third-ranked Amherst outlasted 19th-ranked Babson 103-96 in double overtime in a non-conference showdown between two of the region's top teams on Thursday night.
Brooklyn likes to push the ball, but also get stopsA high-tempo offense is not the only reason that No. 17 Brooklyn is off to a 9-0 start. In fact, offense is not even the Bulldogs’ main focus.
It all comes together for one KnightAfter a disappointing trip to California, Carleton comes back to Minnesota and knocks off MIAC powerhouse St. Thomas. Plus Bethel, Whitworth, Dubuque and St. Olaf items in the latest Around the West.
Turning the page to a new yearRecords have already been broken in 2015, and there are several big games on tap early in 2016. Andrew Lovell looks back at some of the best performances of this season from 2015 and looks ahead to the marquee matchups on tap for January 2016 in Around the East.
Team of the WeekAn NCAA record highlights the week that was in Division III basketball. Here's the top performances from players at each position in the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Sabin is Ripon's all-around threatTy Sabin will drive to the hole, shoot the midrange jumper, hit the three or draw contact and go to the line. With that arsenal, it's no surprise he entered his junior season at Ripon already having scored 1,000 career points. More in Around the Central.
John Carroll starts the season streakingThe Blue Streaks are on a tear, opening the season 7-0. It's hard to beat a team averaging over 97 points per game. More on arguably the hottest team in the nation in Around the Great Lakes.
Say hello to SusquehannaThe Crusaders have a long tradition of athletic success, which includes some on the basketball court. The men's hoops program is striving for unprecedented success in head coach Frank Marcinek's 27th season at the helm. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
Green Mountain men focused on ‘next play’After starting their season with a loss, the Green Mountain men’s basketball team has won six straight, including an exciting 91-81 victory against Colby-Sawyer – their first win against the Chargers since 1994-95. More in Around the Northeast.
Completing the turnaround at LaGrangeMadison Barker has come a long way since her freshman season. Her Panthers have also come a long way since a coaching change prior to the 2013-14 season. This year, they hope to take the next step and claim a conference title. More in Around the South.
Hoopsville: History & StrengthsTeams are finally settling into the season, but that doesn't mean things have gotten easier. On Hoopsville, Dave returned from the Wendy's Classic where he talked to those who helped wrap up the historic tournament. He also chatted with those showing heir strength early in the campaign and pulling off upsets. Hoopsville is available On Demand NOW!
My word: Trinity beats D1 foeAfter hanging with a Division I opponent on Wednesday night, Trinity (Texas) beat one on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Incarnate Word in a cross divisional battle of San Antonio teams. Read about it inside.
Saturday men's recap: AC blows past PointIn a rematch of last season's title game, No. 1 Augustana rolled over No. 7 UW-Stevens Point. St. Thomas and WPI suffered surprising losses while Amherst avoided a repeat of last year's game against Emerson. It's all in Saturday's men's recap.
Saturday women's recap: Polar oppositesAfter dropping from Top 10 to unranked, Bowdoin is back on the upswing. The Polar Bears shut down No. 3 Tufts on Saturday afternoon. Plus the King's women dethroned the kings of the MAC Freedom and Mount Union had a great day, on and off the football field.
Hope outlasts Wheaton in 2OTThe Flying Dutchmen overcame 3-for-24 shooting from beyond the arc to get past the Thunder, 88-83. More from Friday night.
Hoopsville: Experience & ExpectationsNearly three weeks into the college basketball season and there is plenty to talk about. On the women's side, not a lot of upsets; on the men's side, no one seems safe to an unforeseen loss. On Hoopsville, Dave talked to several teams who are still working off last season's success and battling expectations this season. Watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand!
Men's wrap: Fisher takes first loss; Augie rolls at UWWA couple of teams completed big comebacks Wednesday night, but St. John Fisher wasn't one of them. Neither was UW-Whitewater, as top-ranked Augustana pulled away from the 2013 champs.
Women: Here to stayAfter entering the Top 25 this week, UW-Whitewater defeated Elmhurst and Capital handled Wilmington. Plus Stevenson found its footing and Rowan kept rolling in conference play. It's all in Wednesday's women's wrapup.
Team of the WeekThe top players from across Division III at each position are on the latest Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Saints soldier on without SydneyThrough three games it’s been business as usual for the reigning national champion Thomas More women’s basketball team. And that's without two-time Player of the Year Sydney Moss, who is being held out of games as a precautionary measure.
Jumbos weather the stormThe University of New England women's basketball team is ranked in the Top 10 for the first time ever, but the third-ranked Tufts Jumbos held off the Nor'easters on Monday night. Game recap courtesy of Tufts athletics.
Hoopsville: Stuffed StartThe season has certainly started with a lot of stuff. Rule changes, upsets, hot and cold starts, and more. That's why we added more Hoopsville shows to start the season! Tonight, we talk to some who have started hot, those with high expectations, and preview the final Wendy's Classic. Catch up on Hoopsville On Demand now!
Saturday: Reason to celebrateThomas More forward Nikki Kiernan celebrated her birthday by giving the Saints a gift while St. Olaf got a Daly double-double against No. 23 Luther. Plus Texas Lutheran won a thriller in the Lone Star State and the William Paterson men returned to the court. Saturday's recap.
20 years later, it's a Rowan reunionThe 1996 Rowan Profs won the Division III men's basketball national championship, and they'll celebrate it by welcoming their former coach's current team, LaSalle, to town on Saturday. More in Around the Atlantic.
Vallely playing at peak levelIf recording one triple double is a career highlight for most players, what would you consider the first four games for Muhlenberg sophomore guard Brandi Vallely? Check out her singular accomplishment.
Much to be thankful forLyteshia Price is thankful for the support of the Oneonta State community that has helped her balance motherhood, school, and basketball. The Red Dragons are thankful for the resilience and determination of their leading scorer and rebounder. More in Around the East.
Two ACLs, three surgeries, but one driving will to competeIt’s hard to question the love of basketball that North Central’s Lauren Hernandez possesses considering the hardships she has endured to return to the court this season. Josh Smith has more in Around the Central.
Coaching a thousand gamesAndy Yosinoff has been on the sidelines a long time at Emmanuel, even longer than the NCAA has recognized women's sports. But even after coaching 1,000 career games, his style is still to outwork the other team, on the floor and off. Matt Noonan has more in Around the Northeast.
Back for moreThomas More opened its title defense without reigning Player of the Year Sydney Moss. The Saints still looked like a title contender, led by a pair of sophomores. That and more in Around the Great Lakes.
Freeman finds a new gearGuilford's big man knew that he had just one more season to reach the goals he set when he arrived on campus three years ago. Will Freeman entered this season in the best shape of his Quakers career and is seeing early results. More in Around the South.
William Paterson walks off floor in support of RebimbasThe William Paterson men's basketball team supported its longtime men's basketball coach by walking off the floor on Tuesday night, rather than play its scheduled game vs. Ramapo.
Tuesday: Grateful for a platefulBefore schools break for Thanksgiving, we had one more night full of action. Salisbury has another reason to be thankful while the Hope and University of New England women feasted on ranked opponents. Check out Tuesday's full rundown.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 18th season honoring the best players at each position for the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville Classic: New-look St. John Fisher wins twoIt was a matchup of Elite Eight teams that both lost a lot of senior leadership from last season, but for the Cardinals, someone is ready to step up. Ryan Scott has that and more from Day 2 at the Hoopsville Classic.
On fire! 19-for-20, 10-for-10Eastern Connecticut guard Tarchee Brown had an amazing performance Sunday, ringing up 44 points in the Warriors' 96-71 win at Ramapo. The full story.
Rebimbas out as Paterson coachJose Rebimbas announced his sudden departure from his position as men's basketball head coach at William Paterson via Facebook on Saturday night.
Saturday men: Hope tops Stevens PointIn a Mid-March worthy matchup No. 16 Hope defeated No. 9 UW-Stevens Point 68-56 to cap a 2-0 weekend in Wisconsin. Plus Marietta edges Catholic on a last second shot and...wait, what was the final score of the F&M/Lancaster Bible game?
Saturday: Upsets in the CardsThe Plattsburgh Cardinals knocked off No. 7 Bowdoin while the Catholic Cardinals picked up their second loss of the season, this time versus Trinity (Texas). Plus Wisconsin Lutheran rallied past Calvin and NYU survived a scare from MIT. Full recap of the women’s action.
Hoopsville Classic: Southern Vermont has unfinished businessAfter coming two points short of the NCAA Tournament last March, Southern Vermont came to the Hoopsville Classic in search of a boost to the strength of schedule and a little respectively. Ryan Scott has that and more from Day 1.
Hoopsville: Upsets & TournamentsWe aren't even a week into the new season and there is already plenty to talk about. Dave talked to the new women's basketball committee chair, previewed a rare D1 at D3 game, took a look at the 4th Annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic at Stevenson University, plus much more in an extended edition of Hoopsville is is On Demand!
Playing for a purposeThe NCAC/OAC Challenge took on an even bigger meaning this year. The games raised awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while Capital coach Damon Goodwin is battling leukemia. More in Around the Great Lakes.
A special season brewing at CatholicThe Cardinals gained confidence late last season and return an experienced core of seniors. The players asked to be pushed harder in the offseason and will be tested by a tough schedule. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
Around the Region returns with expanded coverageFor a few seasons, we've tried to cover eight regions and two sports with just four regional columnists. But that means we haven't been able to hit all the good stories we'd like, so now we're back with eight columnists. They start this week.
Moss held out during reviewThomas More opened their title defense on Wednesday night without All-American Sydney Moss who was withheld from the game while the College reviews an NCAA compliance question.
New coach leads LC to D-I upset in debutLouisiana College gave Reni Mason a big win in his debut as Dylan Brewer hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to put LC ahead and the Wildcats went on to defeat Division I McNeese State.
Thomas More withholding Sydney Moss from gamesThomas More has taken the step of witholding Player of the Year Sydney Moss from games pending a review of NCAA compliance within the program.
Big Deal: Coval reaches 400th winCory Deal scored 36 points in DeSales' 79-69 victory over Rosemont on Tuesday night, helping head coach Scott Coval reach an impressive milestone. Full recap
Hoopsville: Season UnderwayThe basketball season has started for most. Quirky schedules means some have not hit the hardwood as of yet. On Sunday's show, Dave will talked to some who have started, some who have not, and some who are still getting used to new coaches. Watch the Sunday edition of Hoopsville On Demand now!
Strong from the startWilliam Paterson dominated No. 7 Mount Union while Cabrini started life without Aaron Walton-Moss on the right foot. Plus the St. Thomas women edge St. Norbert in a battle of NCAA tournament teams from a year ago. Saturday's recap.
Around the Nation: Heightened expectationsJust because the Catholic men’s basketball team has a single-digit ranking in front of its name as the 2015-16 season dawns, the expectations haven’t changed for one of Division III’s longtime contenders. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
And we're off!Clark and Worcester State got the new season off to a raucous start just after midnight on Thursday. Get the recap of the top stories from opening day...and night and very early morning.
13th Hoopsville Season DebutThe off-season is over. The basketball season has arrived, but it can't start without Hoopsville hitting the air! Catch the show On Demand as Dave talks to the two preseason number one teams, touches base with a major coaching change, checks in with the men's basketball National Committee chair, and previews the Northeast Region.
Hoopsville New Rules SpecialThe basketball season is about to tip off, but do you know about all the new rules? Dave McHugh talks to members of the men's and women's basketball rules committees along with an athletic director about all the changes which are sure to confuse fans early on this season.
Former Rose-Hulman coach passes awayJim Shaw, who was the head men's basketball coach for 20 seasons before retiring in June 2014, passed away in his home Tuesday morning.
Since you've been goneWhether this is your first season following Division III basketball or your 41st, we're glad you're here for opening week. Let's get you caught up on what happened during a busy offseason.
Illness forces Capital coach to take leave of absenceCapital head men's basketball coach Damon Goodwin will be stepping away from the team for the 2015-16 season to tend to a personal illness.
Capital to host women's semifinalsWith the Division III women's basketball championship game slated to be held in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Division I and Division II title games, the D-III semifinals needed a home, and found it near the geographic center of Division III.
St. Elizabeth hires first men's basketball coachKean assistant Tom Wagenblast has the task of building the first men's basketball team at St. Elizabeth, which admits men this fall for the first time.
Crossover seasonWith the early start to the Division III basketball, hoops crosses over with fall sports more than ever. Ryan Tipps of talks to three football players who are handling the crossover season as best as they can.
Our preseason WBB All-America picksWho are the top Division III women's basketball players entering the 2015-16 season? Here's our list: the women's basketball preseason All-America team.
Our preseason MBB All-America picksThe preseason All-America team represents the anticipated top players in Division III basketball entering the season and is compiled from previous years' All-Region nominations.
It's unanimous: Thomas More picked to repeatWith four starters back, and yes, one of them being Sydney Moss, our voters didn't have to look far to find their preseason No. 1 team. But how does the rest of the poll shake out? The women's basketball preseason Top 25 is in.
Men's preseason poll: Clear at the top, messy underneathAugustana, which returns all five starters from last year's national runner-up, is a near-unanimous No. 1. But No. 2 is more than 150 points further down, and there's no consensus anywhere else. Check out the full preseason poll.
DiBartolomeo vs. the LakersFormer University of Rochester guard John DiBartolomeo had the chance of a lifetime recently. His Israeli pro team, Maccabi Haifa, played an NBA tour and he got to play against the Grizzlies and Lakers.
Two coaching legends, one courtWith one basketball court, and two multiple-national-title coaches, what’s a school to do? If you’re Washington University in St. Louis, you simply name your floor for both of them.
Five NCAA Tournament teams in Hoopsville Classic eightDickinson, Emory, Salisbury, St. John Fisher and St. Thomas, three of whom made the Sweet 16, will converge on Stevenson University this November for the fourth annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic.
After 16 years, Riverso returns to D-IIITed Riverso coached the University of St. Thomas to Division III women's basketball best record in the 1990s, then left coaching altogether. Now after six years on the bench at the University of Minnesota, Riverso is back in D-III, a few blocks down the street at Augsburg.
Augsburg women's coach passes awayBill McKee, who spent the past four seasons as Augsburg women's basketball head coach, passed away on Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2015, after a battle with kidney cancer. He was 62 years old.
Scranton ends long search with local hireAs Hoopsville previously reported, almost a year after the retirement of Mike Strong, the all-time winningest D-III women's coach, and three months after the interim coach left to take a high school job, Scranton has finally found its next women's basketball coach.
Bethany selects Juniata assistant Nick Hager as men's basketball coachAfter a national search, Juniata assistant coach Nick Hager has been selected as the new head men’s basketball and men’s tennis coach at Bethany.
Burton selected as NJCU women's basketball coachFormer Essex County College head coach Robyn Burton has been selected as the new head women's basketball coach at New Jersey City University, athletic director Alice De Faziohas announced. Burton, who coached the Wolverines for two seasons (2013-15) is the 14th head coach in NJCU history, which will play its 46th season in 2015-16.
NWU gives up NAIA status, will join IIACNebraska Wesleyan, the lone remaining dual member of the NAIA and NCAA Division III, is giving up its NAIA affiliation effective July 2016 and joining the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that fall.
Former Eph hoopsters get ruggedMike Nogelo, Manny Benjamin, Mike Holland and Brendan McGuire, all from the Ephs' late '90s and early '00s, tested themselves physically to raise money for a scholarship fund honoring former Williams assistant coach Frank Zoltek.
Alumnus returns to coach SalisburyAndrew Sachs, who is a former Salisbury State assistant and was most recently head coach at Bethany, has returned to take over the Sea Gulls men's basketball program.
Heil returns to Baldwin WallaceFormer Baldwin Wallace assistant coach Tom Heil is coming back to the institution as the men's basketball head coach.
Dynamic duo drove Wash U juggernautWe've used Sydney Moss' amazing junior campaign to reflect on the greatest individual seasons in Division III women's hoops history. The last part of our series recalls Wash U's dynamic duo of Alia Fischer and Tasha Rodgers.
First to reach the elite featThere have only been eight seasons in which a D3 women's basketball player swept the major individual awards and led their team to a national title. Thirty years before Sydney Moss, Deanna Klingman was the first to accomplish this elite feat. Read about it in part 2 of our series.
Filzen named men's coach at Lancaster BibleZach Filzen, a women's assistant coach at Northwestern (Minn.) and son of former longtime Carleton coach Tammy Filzen, is getting his first head coaching job.
Sarah Lawrence to add women's basketballThe Gryphons have had a club team in women's basketball for several seasons and are set to elevate the program to varsity status for the 2017-18 season.
Follow the latest moves in the Coaching CarouselAs we move into the summer, the coaching changes keep coming in Division III basketball. The latest changes are at Pacific, Wesley, Fontbonne, Gettysburg, Rutgers-Newark, Bates, Coe and more.
Driggs steps down at AlleghenyAfter spending five years at the helm of the Gator program, Jim Driggs has announced his resignation.
Wesley coach Kobasa leaves alma materAfter 10 years as head coach, Jerry Kobasa is moving on from Wesley.
Fontbonne names longtime assistant head men's coachLance Thornhill, who has been an assistant coach for the Griffins for the past 16 seasons, will finally get a shot as head coach.
Rissmiller steps down as Pacific women's coachRissmiller joins her former George Fox nemesis, Scott Rueck, as the Beavers' director of women's basketball operations. She will be in charge of the program's day-to-day business operations, including travel and budgeting.
One year and out for Fontbonne men's coachAnthony Hall, who just took over as head men's basketball at Fontbonne last year, is moving on.
Rutgers-Newark names interim coachFormer Rowan player and FDU-Teaneck assistant Ashley Cieplicki replaces another interim coach at the helm of the Scarlet Raiders.
Harris named head men’s coach at Mass-BostonVice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus has named Jason Harris to replace him as head coach at Mass-Boston.
Davis named Gettysburg women’s basketball coachGettysburg has announced Nate Davis, head women’s basketball coach at Eastern, will take over the women’s basketball program at Gettysburg following the retirement of long-time mentor Mike Kirkpatrick.
Reid promoted; Panepento named head coachFollowing five years as head coach of Wooster's women's basketball program, Ashley Reid is taking on a new opportunity as the school's first assistant to the athletic director for diversity and inclusion.
Coe coaching changeoverRandi (Peterson) Henderson is taking an assistant position at UNC-Charlotte, and a former Coe assistant will replace her.
Lakeland women's basketball coach resignsLindsey Vande Hoef has resigned as head coach at Lakeland in order to take the head coaching job at a former position.
Navy assistant takes over at Washington CollegeWashington College has announced the hiring of Navy assistant coach and former Division III assistant coach Aaron Goodman to helm the Shoremen's program.
Recommending a 'no' vote on some rules changesThere was a significant set of potential rules changes proposed recently for both men's and women's basketball. Some of them make sense, while others would significantly change how fans follow either sport. Dave McHugh gives his take in the Daily Dose.
Former Geneseo player hired at HilbertMelissa Graham, a All-Region player at Geneseo and a high school assistant girls' basketball and head girls' lacrosse coach, will take over a program which has won 14 games in five seasons.
Hunter men's basketball coach steps downShay Berry is stepping down as coach of the Hawks after four seasons.
Merchant Marine returns to Skyline ConferenceThe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy left the Skyline Conference to help form the Landmark Conference back in 2007. Now the school will be coming back home.
Dunne deal: Nazareth alum returns to programNazareth alum Kelly Dunne will lead her alma mater after spending three years as an assistant coach at Brockport State.
Allen promoted to head coach at Southern MaineAllen, who was an assistant coach for the Huskies this past season, replaces Gary Fifield, who was head coach for 27 of the past 28 seasons. Allen Replaces Legendary Coach Gary Fifield After 27 Seasons on the USM Bench
Scranton assistant named Alvernia head coachAlvernia announced the hiring of Sheila Cook as head women's basketball coach, replacing Jen Sawyer, who was the interim coach this past season.
From the sidelines to the classroomBrendan Stern, who led Gallaudet to one of its most successful men's basketball seasons in decades, has resigned his head coaching position to take a tenure track teaching politics at the school.
UD announces Grothe as new women's basketball coachThe University of Dallas announced Friday that Greta Grothe has been named as the fourteenth head coach of the women’s basketball team.
Former All-American named Tyler head coachTwo-time All-America selection Kendra (Anderson) Hassell has been named head coach at UT-Tyler, a conference rival of Hardin-Simmons, her alma mater.
Two Baylor assistants named head coaches in ASCEast Texas Baptist and Mary Hardin-Baylor each hired Baylor assistant coaches, as former assistant Mark Morefield will take the ETBU job and current assistant Edsel Hamilton the slot at UMHB.
Merkel returns to MaconJosh Merkel coached Salisbury, his alma mater to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past season. But he was also an assistant coach under Nate Davis earlier in his career and now will get the chance to replace him.
Gene Rushing retires from Louisiana CollegeAfter 29 seasons, 766 games and 335 wins, Gene Rushing is retiring as head coach of the Wildcats.
Amherst assistant gets head coaching jobMatt Goldsmith, who was on four NCAA Tournament teams as a player at Amherst and was an assistant coach for three more, will take over the men's basketball program at TCNJ.
Sheldon steps down from alma materBaldwin Wallace men's basketball coach Duane Sheldon resigned his position at the University and has accepted a position as athletic director at Dublin Coffman High School.
Postiglione named head men's basketball coach at BridgewaterBridgewater director of athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Randolph-Macon assistant Shawn Postiglione as the school's new head men's basketball coach.
Randolph-Macon coach heads to Division IAfter having success with Dave Paulsen and Pat Flannery, Bucknell went the Division III route again, this time taking Nate Davis from Randolph-Macon as its next men's basketball coach.
Good tabbed Manchester head coachGerad Good, who played under Steve Alford and was an assistant on the program's national runner-up team, returns to Manchester to try to recapture some of that magic.
McKenzie takes over for long-tenured SmithPat McKenzie was an assistant coach for nine of Jim Smith's 51 seasons and will get the chance to take over for the former St. John's coach.
Chad Dickman to take over for father at HoodWith Tom Dickman stepping down to focus full-time on his role as athletic director, Chad Dickman is stepping up to take over the men's basketball head coaching role.
Daniel takes on Goucher jobPatrick Daniel, the only women's basketball coach to post three consecutive winning seasons at Pitt-Bradford, will get a shot to turn around the Goucher women's basketball program.
Rose returns to GoucherTom Rose played for Goucher, then was an assistant coach. Now he returns to Towson, Md., as just the second head coach in the program's history.
Saying goodbye to Lauren HillA crowd gathered to honor Lauren Hill, who inspired many, was a superhero to some, and touched all of our hearts. Adam Turer was there, along with one of the people Lauren inspired.
Coming off tourney trip, Southwestern coach steps downKerri Brinkoeter coached Southwestern to the NCAA Tournament this season. Someone else will have to take on the challenge of returning.
Dickman steps down as coach, remains Hood ADThe only men's basketball in the short history of the Hood program, Tom Dickman will leave the sidelines to focus on his role as athletic director.
Lauren Hill: An appreciationDescribing the life Lauren Hill led, and the impact she has had on everyone who knows her story, leaves words wanting. This young woman deserves so much more than mere appreciation.
Ricks taking over at Birmingham-SouthernMike Ricks, who has built a college women's basketball program from the ground up, will take on a rebuilding job next.
2014-15 season by the numbersFrom 3 to 11,800, there were a lot of key numbers in the 2014-15 Division III basketball season. Rob Knox runs them down for us in the season-closing Around the Nation.
Gettysburg’s Coach K announces retirementAfter raising the bar for not one, but two athletic programs at Gettysburg, head women’s basketball coach Mike Kirkpatrick announced his retirement from the coaching realm on Thursday, April 2.
Baribeau resigns after four years at BlackburnIt's been a struggle to build the program at Blackburn, which hasn't had even as many as 10 wins since 2006-07. With five freshmen and two sophomores in the rotation, the Beavers won five SLIAC games, the most in eight years.
Linfield women's coach steps downRobin Potera-Haskins is leaving the Linfield sidelines after five years at the head of the Wildcats' women's basketball program.
Potts succeeds former coach at MoravianJustin Potts, who played under Jim Walker and was his assistant coach at Moravian, will return to the school to take over as head coach.
Charney steps down after frustrating seasonAfter winning the Skyline Conference four times in five seasons, SUNY-Purchase was beset by injuries and started this season 1-10. Jeff Charney and the department have decided to part ways.
Penn College men's coach outChris Lemasters, who was only the second full-time men's basketball coach in Penn College history, is making way for the third one.
Washington College parts ways with NugentWashington College has decided to take its men's basketball program in a different direction, parting ways with head coach Rob Nugent, who had served in that role since 2001.
Murphy out after two decades at AlfredAfter 13 seasons as head men's basketball coach and seven more as the head women's coach, Jay Murphy is out.
Plymouth State women's coach outLiz Stich, who coached the Plymouth State women's basketball team for three seasons, is out as head coach.
Ursinus women's coach announces retirementUrsinus head women's basketball coach Jim Buckley leaves Ursinus with the second most wins in school history at 151 and led the Bears to the 2007 Centennial Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
A weekend at the Salem Civic CenterFour team practices, a bunch of walkthroughs, a banquet for hundreds of people, four basketball games and a celebration all took place on the Salem Civic Center floor this weekend. Check it out on these time-lapse videos.
Hoopsville Season FinaleWhat a season and what a final weekend of Division III basketball. Dave McHugh recaps the two championship weekends. Interviews include UW-Stevens Point coach Bob Semling and tournament Most Outstanding Player Austin Ryf. Also, Thomas More's Jeff Hans and National Player of the Year Sydney Moss. Watch the season finale now!
Stevens Point lives up to its traditionThis group of Pointers watched the previous generation, and the one before that, win national titles, and now they have one of their own as well. A feature by Justin Goldberg.
Perfection worth the wait for SaintsThomas More has been to the NCAA tournament many times and has even entered it undefeated more than once. But this year's Saints squad was different and so were the results. Adam Turer has the story from Grand Rapids, Mich.
2015 men's All-America teamIn a super balanced season, we end up with a super balanced All-American team as well, led by a young man from Dickinson.
2015 women's All-AmericansOut of thousands of players, these are the best 25 in the country, including Melissa Tobie for a third time. Plus we name our national player of the year and rookie of the year.
Pointers win fourth national titleUW-Stevens Point pulled away from Augustana early in the second half and used its dominating defense to bring home its fourth Division III men's basketball national championship, and the 12th for the WIAC.
Much More than enoughThomas More ran through George Fox's press and ran away with the national championship, completing an undefeated season. Hours after being named Player of the Year, Sydney Moss notched the first triple-double of her career in the Saints' 83-63 victory.
Running down a dreamThomas More and George Fox are one game away from completing a dream season with each one standing in the way of the other. We talked with Saints' point guard Abby Owings and Bruins' forward Justine Benner about their semifinal victories and Saturday's championship game.
Live coverage from women's Final FourThere will be two unbeatens squaring off for the Division III women's basketball title for the first time ever, as Thomas More defeated Tufts 62-52 behind 23 points from Sydney Moss, who set the all-divisions NCAA Tournament scoring mark. George Fox pulled away from Montclair State 70-58 to set up the final. More coverage to come.
It's Central Region times two in men's title gameWhen the WIAC got moved into the Central Region in Division III men's basketball, we knew it would be an even bigger player on the national stage. And on Friday night, representatives of the region's heavyweight conferences set up a meeting for the title.
Final Four meet the pressBefore the national semifinalists meet on the court in Grand Rapids, they met the media off it. Watch all four press conferences recorded on Thursday at Calvin College to get ready for tonight's Final Four games.
Title game is two perfectThomas More and George Fox won their national semifinal games setting up a battle of undefeated teams for the 2015 national title on Saturday night. It will be the first time that both national finalists are undefeated in the Division III tournament's 33-year history.
Hoopsville: Breaking down the semifinalsDave McHugh and Pat Coleman chatted with coaches who have faced this year's men's basketball Final Four teams, so watch or listen to the archive to get a coach's breakdown. Plus Gordon Mann checked in from Grand Rapids with an interview from the women's Final Four. That and more on Hoopsville!
Heading homeOff the floor, it has been a difficult year for Montclair State coach Karin Harvey. But on the floor, her team has gotten her a trip home, courtesy of the NCAA. Harvey grew up in Michigan and knows the roads to Grand Rapids well. A Road to Grand Rapids feature.
Vikings finish long voyageAugustana's record looks really good at 26-4, but that belies the injuries and lineup shuffling the Vikings have been through in making their first Final Four since 1993. A Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
Thomas More finally one of the FourThe Saints have been knocking on the national semifinals' proverbial door for some years now. This one-of-a-kind team with its one-of-a-kind player is making the most of its once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A Road to Grand Rapids feature by Adam Turer.
Post talent has Jumbos thinking bigYou may think size doesn't matter, but you haven't tried to score against the Tufts defense anchored by talented post players Hayley Kanner and Michela North. The Jumbos' mix of talent, size and experience adds up to big expectations for this weekend.
After 51 seasons, Jim Smith retiringSt. John's is known for keeping its coaches around. A little over two years after the legendary John Gagliardi retired as football coach, Jim Smith, who has coached basketball for more than half a century, is calling it a career as well.
Rosters announced for Reese's All-Star gameEighteen players will take the floor for a show in Salem on Saturday afternoon. Here's who they'll be.
Babson: A team of leadersWhen Babson coach Stephen Brennan wants something done, he knows exactly who to turn to. It's his leadership team, five players who make sure the rest of the team gets the message and is accountable. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Battling through the painAll of the teams remaining this weekend have faced adversity on the floor. But in life, adversity comes off the floor as well. For Virginia Wesleyan senior Greg Montgomery, who lost his brother to diabetes, last week featured some of both.
From fourth place to the Final FourGeorge Fox was picked to be in the Final Four -- the Final Four of the Northwest Conference, that is. But few thought the Bruins could return to the final weekend in 2015. Rob Knox has more in a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
All-Region teams announcedThe 14th annual All-Region teams are in, based on 711 nominations. It's the 14th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
Bugarinovic, Rheinheimer named Jostens Trophy winnersGeorge Bugarinovic of Johns Hopkins and Eastern Mennonite's Jess Rheinheimer will receive the Jostens Trophy, emblematic of the top all-around student-athlete in Division III basketball.
Lancaster Bible wins a national crownThe Chargers lost in the NEAC title game and missed out on the NCAA tournament, but add an extra C and a few W's and LBC can call itself a national champion.
Hoopsville: Final Eight Survive!The roads to Grand Rapids and Salem are now paved. On Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to No. 6 Augustana and No. 9 Virginia Wesleyan men along with No. 5 Tufts and No. 7 Montclair State women's squads. Pat Coleman chatted with No. 4 Babson coach while we got a women's wrap up from Gordon Mann and Adam Turer. Watch the show On Demand now!
VWC, Babson punch tickets in nail-bitersVirginia Wesleyan avoided overtime, while Babson needed it in order to clinch its first-ever trip to the Division III men's basketball Final Four. Augustana and UW-Stevens Point cruised to Salem in the late games.
Elite 8: Bruins, Saints go marching inThomas More overpowered St. Thomas and George Fox led nearly wire-to-wire at Calvin. They will join Tufts who eliminated the defending champs and first-time Final Four entrant Montclair State in Grand Rapids next weekend. Here's the recap from the Elite 8.
Unbreakable Tommies fighting onSt. Thomas has had more than its share of injuries to key contributors in recent years and Friday night's game against Hope brought two more. The Tommies keep winning and now face No. 1 Thomas More. We talked with coach Ruth Sinn and senior forward Anna Smith.
ODAC sets up rematch; Babson survivesAll four host schools advance, while we'll have a rematch of the ODAC final in the Elite Eight. Northwestern's run came to an end, while Trinity pulled past Bates and Babson survived a last-second shot attempt.
Sweet 16: Fantastic four advancesThe four undefeated teams advanced in different fashions, including George Fox beating Texas-Dallas in a nail biter, St. Thomas overcoming Hope and Thomas More exploding for 103 points against Wash U. All that and more from the women's sectional semifinals.
Hoopsville: Get Your Sectionals!Hoopsville gets you ready for a weekend of sectionals! Dave McHugh talked to No. 20 St. John Fisher, No. 24 St. Olaf, Trinity (Conn.), and No. 8 UW-Stevens Point men's squads plus Eastern Connecticut and No. 11 Salisbury's women's teams. Watch the jam packed and extended show On Demand now!
Marlins at home in Sweet 16If it’s the second weekend of March then that means that Virginia Wesleyan’s men’s basketball team is still dancing. After all, it's the fifth consecutive season the Marlins have made the sectionals round. Rob Knox has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Louison, Alipate win NABC final voteMore than 17,000 votes were cast, and David Louison and Marcus Alipate have claimed the last two spots in the 2015 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game.
Better the second time aroundSt. Olaf took a big step forward by making the NCAA Tournament last season. The Oles took another one this season by advancing and making the Sweet 16. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Now you've gone and made FDU madFor the entire season, FDU-Florham Devil women's basketball was a fixture at the top four of the Top 25. But they're not hosting this weekend, and they're less than amused. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
Here are your 5 misconceptions about Thomas MoreDuring the football season, Adam Turer writes a weekly column for In the winter, however, he covers Thomas More women's basketball in the Cincinnati area. As such, he's learned a thing or two that not everyone might know about the No. 1 women's team.
Worth the waitIt was more than a half-century between trips to the NCAA Tournament for Bates, and the Bobcats are extending their run into a second weekend. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Johns Hopkins riding high, hitting the roadIt was all smiles for the Blue Jays after their second-round win vs. Skidmore, but now it's down to business as Johns Hopkins heads to the Boston area for the Sweet 16. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
Northwestern spending spring break on the floorPorter Morrell is largely responsible for keeping his Eagles teammates from taking time off during spring break this season, but something tells us they don't mind one bit. A Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
Close to homeWhen it wasn't working out at Butler, Hannah Douglas could have gone all sorts of places to continue her basketball career. But instead, she stayed nearby and found a new home at DePauw. More on Douglas and the Tigers in a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
Amherst shuffles, finds a sparkAli Doswell was an accidental starter for Amherst on Saturday in the second round at NYU and ended up sparking the Lord Jeffs. More in a Road to Grand Rapids feature.
Hoopsville: What A Weekend!It may have been the best opening weekend of Division III college basketball ever. On Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked with No. 7 Albertus Magnus, No. 10 Dickinson, No. 19 Mount Union, and Northwestern men's squads plus No. 14 Hope and No. 24 Texas-Dallas women's teams. There also may be some additional guests. Watch the show On Demand!
Sweet 16 hosts announcedThe NCAA announced schools that will be hosting next weekend's sectionals in men's and women's basketball: the rounds of 16 and 8. But the question is, how important is it to host these games?
Final-minute frenzyAugustana, Marietta, Emory and Dickinson pulled out victories in the closing seconds of their second round match-ups while Northwestern (Minn.) kept its Cinderella run going and Bates survived its own shooting woes and knocked off Stockton in overtime.
2nd round: Just Tufts enough againTufts never had a lead against St. John Fisher through the first 40 minutes, but the Jumbos found a way to force overtime and defeated the Cardinals there. Elsewhere Amherst rolled over NYU and Sydney Moss exploded for 43 points. Get the full recap of the women's action here.
Northwestern shocks Tommies; UWW oustedThe craziest year in recent Division III men's basketball history put up an opening round of the NCAA Tournament to match, as Northwestern got its first NCAA Tournament win with a dagger at the buzzer vs. No. 3 St. Thomas, Defiance dominated the final 10 minutes to knock out the defending champ and No. 5 St. Norbert went down in 3 OT.
First round: Road Warriors score upsetsThe Warriors of Wisconsin Lutheran and Eastern Connecticut upset home-standing ranked opponents in the first round of the Division III NCAA tournament on Friday night. Meanwhile Baruch won its first tourney game in a while and Stevenson won its first period.
DePauw, Catholic advance to SaturdayDePauw scored the last 11 points to win 83-73 at Wash U, while Bryson Fonville poured in 38 to lead Catholic to an 87-80 win vs. Alvernia. They advance to face top seeds in the second round.
2015 men's NCAA Tournament previewIn a year as crazy as this, would we pick the No. 1 team in the country to win the national title? The entire tournament will surprise you, and our tournament preview might surprise you as well!
Bearcats inching closer to advancingThe Baruch women's basketball team, led by a talented senior class, has gotten ever closer to moving on to the second round in recent years. The Bearcats give it another shot this weekend. A Road to Grand Rapids feature by Sarah Sommer.
JCU saw its streaks snapped, but survived, advancedFor the Blue Streaks, it was an uncomfortable couple days of waiting. But each of them got the call on Monday that their seasons would continue. For the women, it's their second bid in a row, while the men are back after four years on the outside. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
How did St. Norbert get here?St. Norbert had a great season in 2014, got a bad draw, lost in the second round and graduated five starters. So to expect them to go 24-1 in 2015 would have been pretty ludicrous. But that's where we're at. More in a Road to Salem feature by Adam Turer.
ATN: Closing down the Coles CenterIt's a unique venue, buried several stories below the streets of Manhattan, but the Coles Center at NYU, site of many memorable moments, is getting a last hurrah for Division III basketball this postseason before it gets replaced. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
Our women's tournament previewThe last two national champs had perfect seasons, and it could happen again with four undefeated teams in this year's field. But other teams are also title contenders, and there are 63 games to enjoy along the way. Here's our annual preview, complete with predictions ... guaranteed to displease.
Team of the WeekOur final weekly honor roll for the season, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, has a distinctly Senior Day look to it.
Both Goucher head basketball coaches resignLeonard Trevino, the only men's basketball coach the Goucher program has ever had, and Didi Cotton, the No. 4 scorer all time in the program's history, resigned at the school on the same day.
Jostens finalists announcedTen Division III men's basketball players and 10 women's players are in line for the Jostens Trophy, awarded to the top overall student-athlete in Division III men's and women's basketball.
Washington & Jefferson coach resignsThe Presidents had just one winning season in Glenn Gutierrez's nine-year tenure as W&J's head men's basketball coach.
Rockford removes interim label from coachAndrew Weber took over midseason when Ryan Rebsom resigned and led Rockford to a 4-8 mark.
It's a long way from Abington to George FoxOnce upon a time, it wasn't obvious Penn State-Abington would even have a women's basketball team this year. Instead, these Nittany Lions are hitting the road. Or the air. A Road to Grand Rapids feature by Rob Knox.
Hoopsville Bracket SpecialWe found out who is in and out of the NCAA tournaments and who they will face, so it's time to start breaking things down and of course answering your questions. Join Dave McHugh for a special Hoopsville Monday episode as we also will hear from both the men's and women's basketball committee chairs. Watch the show On Demand!
Salisbury's sweep, Sage's scene-setter, Brooklyn's bummerStories of the tournament, where the Salisbury men and women each made the tournament with late free throws and Sage makes the tournament for the first time, while Brooklyn's bubble burst. More in Around the Region.
NCAA Tournament men's bracket released!If you watched Hoopsville on Sunday night, you already knew who the NCAA Tournament teams were, because the committee and the NCAA picked the exact same at-large teams. Here's the bracket.
Women's NCAA bracket released!Well, the NCAA is sure treating George Fox like a true one seed, filling out its pod with an automatic bid from all the way across the country. And in the women's bracket, if your SOS is poor, you might still get in because of lack of upsets. The full bracket.
Simpson men's coach outAfter leading the Simpson men's basketball team for the past five seasons, Charles Zanders has resigned as head coach, athletic director Brian Niemuth announced Monday.
Who's in? Our projected men's bracketWe picked our projected teams live on the air Sunday night. But there's just as much art and science to matching them up and making an interesting bracket. The men's committee goes the extra mile to do this, and so did we.
Our projected women's bracket: Where we'd send themPicking 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. The women's committee hasn't shown the same willingness to move teams around. But we'll try.
Hoopsville Selections SpecialThe time has arrived. Who is in and who is out of the 2015 NCAA Division III Tournament? Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh will be joined by Pat Coleman and others as they go through the selection process the national committees are doing to give you a sense of who may get at-large bids. Catch up On Demand now!
Montclair's change for the betterAfter losing to Stockton once and narrowly avoiding defeat a second time, Montclair State changed its defensive strategy for the NJAC title game. It paid off in a 59-42 victory and another conference championship. Sarah Sommer tells the story from New Jersey.
Who's in the men's tournament?The 42 automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA tournament have been awarded, so now we wait to see who gets the at-large bids. Get the rundown from all the conference playoffs and our instant analysis of who else will be happy on Selection Monday.
Saturday men: Back from the BrinkJordan Brink's game-winning jumper completed Calvin's come-from-behind win over Hope and kept the Knights off the bubble. Elsewhere Salisbury won on clutch free throws, the student beat the master in the USA South and Whitewater rolled over Oshkosh.
Saturday women: Salisbury, UT-D avoid the poolThe pool of teams waiting for at-large bids is filling up, but Salisbury and Texas-Dallas stayed out of it. Plus the NCAA tournament will have four perfect teams and at least four first time participants. Get the very full recap from a very full day.
Friday men: Three's companyBaruch, Neumann and Stockton were the first teams to punch their tickets to the NCAA tournament, with two of them winning in dramatic fashion. Plus four top seeds got bounced by four seeds in a full Friday night of tournament action. Get the men's recap here.
Friday women: Bishops bust a bubbleOhio Wesleyan stunned DePauw in the NCAC semifinals, dashing someone's hopes for an at-large bid. Baruch finished its sweep through the CUNYAC and UW-Oshkosh blasted UW-Eau Claire in the WIAC semis. Get the women's wrap here.
Hoopsville: Win or Go HomeFor many teams, it is already win or go home. On Thursday's super-sized Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to Centre, Illinois Wesleyan, No. 23 Penn State-Behrend, and Whitman men's teams along with Muhlenberg, St. Lawrence, and UW-Superior women's teams. Watch the archive or listen to the podcast On Demand now!
Titans upend Pointers in WIAC semifinalsUW-Stevens Point will have to wait for Monday to find out if their season continues, while the CAC's top seed lost, Mount Union prevailed in overtime and both road teams won in the OAC women's tournament.
After slip-ups, Northwestern streakingNorthwestern (Minn.) started the season 2-9. But the Eagles didn't let that get them down and ripped off a 14-0 mark in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. More about the turnaround in Around the Region.
Around the Region: Mustangs charge into playoffsFinishing .500 last season was a pretty good year by Stevenson standards. But coach Jackie Boswell's first senior class got a huge boost from a workhorse, and now the Mustangs are 21-game winners. More in Around the Region.
Coaching Carousel just getting startedHundreds of teams are still playing, but the Coaching Carousel is getting fired up as well. That includes at Moravian, where Jim Walker is retiring after 35 years at the helm.
Walker retiring after 35 seasons at MoravianMoravian head men's basketball coach Jim Walker has announced his retirement after leading the Greyhounds' program for the last 35 seasons, and 36 years as a collegiate head coach.
Who's in the women's tournament?Did you miss anything from the jam-packed week of conference tournament play? You can get the full list of 44 automatic qualifiers to the NCAA tournament along with box scores and game stories from throughout the week and our instant analysis of at-large hopefuls.
Commonwealth top seed knocked offAlvernia advanced to the Commonwealth title game, while Catholic and Scranton set up a rematch and the CUNYAC defending champ won't be defending any longer. More in Wednesday's wrapup.
Team of the WeekWe honor the top players at each position from across the nation, this week with players from all variety of schools who might rarely see a national honor. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday: A buzzer-beating tourney upsetThere aren't many No. 8 seeds left in Division III basketball conference tournaments, and that's a shame. They're still dangerous -- at least in the CCC, where UNE knocked off a top seed at the buzzer. More in Tuesday night's wrapup.
Hoopsville: Buckle Up!As conference tournaments begin, tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to a number of teams who are looking to secure bids to the NCAA Tournament. Guests include Aurora, Southern Vermont and William Paterson men's teams plus Caltech and Millsaps women's squad. We also get a preview of the ODAC conference tournament. Catch up On Demand now!
Running out of time!There are a lot of spots in conference tournaments left up for grabs in Division III conferences, but in most cases, today is the last day to earn them. Who will remain alive on the Road to Salem and the Road to Grand Rapids? Follow Saturday's scoreboard.
Saturday men's wrap: Bates to the bubble?The NESCAC quarterfinals got talk about at-large bids a little higher on the radar as the NCAA's second-ranked Northeast team fell. Meanwhile, elsewhere teams are jockeying for conference tournament positioning.
Saturday women's wrap: Saving the best for lastEven with Saturday's loss, UW-Superior saved its best season in the WIAC for last. The IIAC title came down to the last game and three more teams finished undefeated regular seasons. Get the full recap from Saturday.
2015 men's basketball conference tourney trackerDivision III's version of March Madness has already begun. You can follow all the conference playoffs here, with links to live coverage, recaps and our quick analysis of at-large hopefuls, as the 2015 NCAA tournament field comes together
Hoopsville: Conference RacesConference races are pretty heated. On Thursdays's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked with some of the coaches in the midst of some great races: Averett, Clarkson, and St. Mary's men's teams along with No. 8 DePauw and No. 21 Puget Sound women's squads. We also answered questions from the new regional rankings. Watch the show On Demand now!
Caltech finding basketball is actually worth talking aboutIt's been a February of positives for Caltech men's basketball, which actually has multiple wins to talk about. One might even say the Beavers are making winning a habit. How they got here, in Around the Nation.
Grit brings Luther backAlthough three losses pushed Luther out of Top 25 contention and back into a tie for first place in the IIAC, the Norse have put it back together. After all, none of it could be harder than what Luther did in the preseason. More in Around the Region.
Wednesday men's wrap: Still tripling, doublingAaron Walton-Moss has been putting up amazing numbers all season. The NCAA can't tell us whether it's a record, but his eighth triple-double gave Cabrini the top seed in the conference tournament. More in the men's wrapup.
Wednesday women: Reaching higher groundMontclair State barely beat Richard Stockton to capture the top seed in the NJAC tournament while Calvin had a much easier time with Hope. Plus UW-Whitewater kept its postseason hopes alive with a comeback win at No. 24 UW-Oshkosh.
Team of the's weekly honor roll gets into a couple new places this week, looking for the top players at each position last week in Division III men's and women's basketball. Presented by Scoutware.
Breaking records and elevating a programLiz Coyne raised the intensity level of the Rosemont program when she stepped on campus as a freshman. Now as her senior season is winding down, she's put herself in rare territory in Division III women's basketball and the program is more competitive as a result.
Texas Lutheran gets turnaround treatmentOver the past two seasons, Schreiner's men's basketball team benefited from having coach Jimmy Smith, who helped the Mountaineers turn the program into a winner. Over the offseason, Smith moved to TLU, where the Bulldogs have seen similar results. More in Around the Region.
Saxons topple No. 16 St. John FisherAlfred snapped the Cardinals' 18-game win streak, and handed the Cardinals their first Empire 8 loss of the season on Tuesday night. Plus Albertus Magnus needed overtime at home, Brooklyn and Baruch split and Stevenson's streak continued.
Upperclassmen help Green Terror reboundA lot of teams will host "Senior Nights" this week, so this is a good time to recognize the seniors who helped McDaniel women's basketball return to its winning ways. After a couple down years, the Green Terror are back atop the Centennial Conference.
Five men's teams get No. 1 votesThere's a new No. 1 team in the men's basketball Top 25. But it's far from unanimous.
Hoopsville: Time Running OutThere are just two weeks left to go in the regular season, so is best positioned and who could make a run? Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to Baruch and UMass Dartmouth women's teams along with East Texas Baptist and Buena Vista men's squads. Plus we get a Central Region report from writer Josh Smith. Watch the show On Demand now!
Who's in the women's tournament?Miss anything from the jam-packed week of conference tournament action? You can catch up here with the list of 44 automatic qualifiers, box scores, recaps and our instant analysis of at-large candidates.
Saturday men: Tommies knocked off, Marietta downed againNo. 2 St. Thomas saw its 16-game winning streak snapped, while No. 3 Marietta lost for the second time this week and fellow top 10 teams Albertus Magnus and Babson survived close calls in Saturday's men's action.
Saturday women: Feeling right at homeTufts defeated Bowdoin to secure home court advantage in the NESCAC playoffs and potentially for a while beyond that. UW-Superior pulled into a tie first place in the WIAC while Hope held off Olivet. Check out Saturday's early women's wrap.
Friday wrap: The Bucs stopped hereNo. 3 George Fox stayed perfect with a last second stop at Whitworth while the Chicago men stayed one step ahead of the pack in the UAA. Plus the Empire 8 has its playoff participants set on the women's side.
Hoopsville: Wacky SeasonThe Division III basketball season just keeps getting more wacky, especially on the men's side. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to coaches from Sage and St. Vincent men's teams plus Geneseo State and Mary Washington women's squads. Plus much more! Watch the show archive On Demand.
D-III's top rivalry, from the other sideCalvin-Hope is a hotly contested rivalry, no matter which teams are on the floor. For the women, the rivalry has been going for half a century, and this year, the rivals haven't lost to anyone but each other. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
Corsairs' new mentality breeding successThis year's Mass-Dartmouth senior class has seen the program's first winning season in nearly two decades and its first trip to the Little East title game, but still has one goal ahead of it. More in Around the Region.
Transylvania: New style, same resultsTransylvania entered the 2014-15 season as the two-time defending HCAC champions. But even though they have had success and talented players, the team needed to adjust to the style that new coach Juli Fulks brought to the program. More in Around the Region.
Regional rankings are out!We've got our first set of regional rankings for the season, and if the NCAA committee doesn't like your strength of schedule, suffice it to say your team isn't going to be ranked very highly.
Men's wrap: Last unbeaten, No. 1 team both fallMarietta and UW-Whitewater each lost tough road games and four top 10 teams lost overall, as it was another wacky Wednesday night in Division III men's basketball.
Women's wrap: Stevenson keeps streak aliveStevenson and Scranton were among those clinching top seeds in conference tournaments on Wednesday night, as the Mustangs ran their win streak to 17.
Team of the WeekOur weekly honor roll recognizes the top player at each position nationally. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Despite losses, young Dips exceed expectationsAfter the way last season ended, and with everything Franklin and Marshall lost in the offseason, not much was expected from the Diplomats this season. So even though they've lost two in a row, it's best to recognize what they've accomplished. More in Around the Region.
When times get tough, stick it outAlicia Kimmel almost slammed the door shut on college basketball, set to walk away from Pitt-Bradford and not look back. But she's glad she stayed. More in Around the Region.
Thomas More is new women's No. 1The Saints were No. 1 by a nose in a very close vote heading into the 2014 NCAA Tournament. This time, the voters have a little more confidence in Thomas More.
Hoopsville: Three More WeeksBelieve it or not, the stretch run is upon us. Just three weeks left in the regular season with regional rankings making their appearance in a few days. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks with Caltech, Misericordia, and Nichols men's teams along with the No. 16 Wheaton (Ill.) and Berry women's squad. Watch the show On Demand NOW!
Saturday: Slip-ups in CentennialAll three ranked Centennial Conference teams played on the road on Saturday, and only one managed to survive, needing a huge game-closing run to do it. Plus Whitewater and Stevens Point stayed on track for their rematch and Delaware Valley beat the buzzer to stay in first. Check out the men's wrap.
Saturday women: Eastern ends FDU's 53-game streakEmily Lavin hit a layup with five seconds left in overtime and Meghan Nowak had a big blocked shot on the other end as Eastern knocked off top-ranked FDU-Florham on Saturday afternoon.
Mitchell's Ford grabs 1,000th reboundJoshua Ford joined David Louison of St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) as the only active Division III men's basketball players to have reached the milestone.
Hoopsville: Under the RadarIt is that part of the season where teams sitting under the radar make their biggest impact. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks with some of those schools including No. 23 Catholic and Lancaster Bible men's teams along with No. 23 John Carroll and Bethel women's squads. Plus the School of the Week visits New England. Watch the show ON DEMAND!
The D-III version of going pro earlyFor Dustin Thumann, it's been a hard decision: finish out his basketball eligibility at Concordia (Wis.), or devote himself full-time to his post-graduate education and career. This is what going pro in something other than sports really means. More in Around the Region.
Mountaineers climbing a mountain of new successSouthern Vermont has been on the climb the past two seasons, and at 17-3, are having the time of their lives. More on the Mountaineers in Around the Region.
William Peace picks up paceIn just its second true season of Division III basketball, the William Peace men's team is in contention in the USA South. More in Around the Region.
Wednesday wrap: Splitting the differenceJohns Hopkins split its season series with Franklin and Marshall to remain in first place while North Central (Ill.) split its season series with Augustana to knock the Vikings out of first. Get the recap from Wednesday's action.
Rivals stand atop the NJACThe William Paterson men’s basketball team boasts just three losses on the season. Two of those three, however, have come at the hands of archrival and conference foe Richard Stockton. More in Around the Region.
Eagles and Florin looking to land in postseasonMost D3 teams travel to road games by bus. The only bus ride the Emory Eagles take is to the airport so they can fly to their next game. Halfway through the UAA season, senior guard Mike Florin and his teammates hope to land in the NCAA tournament.
Caltech snaps 55-game SCIAC losing streakKc Emezie hit the game-winning basket with 0.7 seconds left as the Caltech men’s basketball team snapped a 55-game, four-year SCIAC losing streak with a 49-47 victory over Redlands on Tuesday night.
Hoopsville Super SundayTake a break from the 24-hours of Super Bowl pregame coverage on three different networks and tune into Hoopsville on Sunday. Dave McHugh talked to Baruch, Louisiana College, and Monmouth men's teams along with Castleton State women's squad plus got an in-depth look at what is going on in the Northeast Region. Watch the show On Demand!
Saturday men: Wooster knocked off, Stockton holds onWabash coughed up an 11-point lead but recovered to defeat No. 10 Wooster, while Stockton went on a late run at William Paterson. No. 8 Randolph-Macon survived, while Piedmont banked one in from 40 at the buzzer. More in the men's wrapup.
Women's wrap: Top teams roll, but Amherst stumblesShannon Brady had a huge day off the bench for Bowdoin, while the top four all cruised to victory in Saturday's early women's action.
Coyne adds 2,000th point to milestone totalRosemont's Liz Coyne added a 2,000th point to her 1,000th rebound to help lift the Ravens past Cedar Crest on Saturday.
Hoopsville Marathon Show!It's the second annual Hoopsville Marathon Show. For 12 hours, Dave McHugh chatted with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and others involved in NCAA Division III basketball from around the nation. Watch the most comprehensive coverage of Division III college basketball in the country.
Behrend flying high below the radarThe Lions shocked Division III basketball by knocking off Hope in Holland last March. But this year, they're back in their customary spot, safely out of sight in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Rob Knox has found them, though, for Around the Nation.
Rising Cardinals register the signal, not the noiseSt. John Fisher has won 13 games in a row, and by dominating teams, and they are paced by a senior and a sophomore. More in Around the Region.
Cal Lutheran hands No. 15 Chapman its first lossThe Kingsmen knocked off a ranked team for the second time this season, and a player making his first career start played a key role.
Wednesday wrap: Streak makers and breakersNo. 1 UW-Whitewater won its 11th consecutive game with late heroics from a familiar face. Marietta stayed perfect and Randolph-Macon stayed hot. On the women's side, Heidelberg beat the Blue Streaks to end a streak.
Team of the WeekWith nearly 100 nominations, it's the best of the best for the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
On opposite sidelinesYou may see Cabrini and Salisbury in playoff contention and their coaches' names mentioned in the Mike Strong coaching tree, but you won't see former teammates Kate Pearson and Kelly Lewandowski squaring off on the sidelines in the near future. More in Around the Region.
Going out with a bangShanita Hampton spent a great deal of time in the offseason working all aspects of her game, trying to be more than just a scorer in her final year at Greensboro. So far, so good.
Why D3? You can juggle it allStudent-athletes know it takes discipline to balance school work and excel in sports. But few college students juggle as many obligations as Taylor Farnsworth. More in Around the Region.
Big week for big shotsThere were at least six buzzer beaters in the past five days! Check out all the footage, including a half-court shot in overtime, two buzzer beaters on the same day in the same conference, a long shot to get a game to OT and more.
Defending champs take top spot backWith a season-opening loss to a scholarship school and an overtime road loss to the former No. 1 the only blemishes on its record, UW-Whitewater has see the top spot just out of reach, until this week. One note, though -- the No. 1 votes are a bit split.
Saturday men's wrap: Marietta remains unbeatenHeidelberg made it tough on the No. 5 Pioneers, while Bethel made it even tougher on St. Olaf and WPI's Sam Longwell made it tough on Wheaton (Mass.) to the tune of a triple-double. More in the men's wrapup.
Saturday women's wrap: Better late than neverNo. 15 Transylvania and Delaware Valley capped second half comebacks with late game-winning baskets, while rallies bolstered No. 16 Wheaton (Ill.) and tripped St. Norbert.
Friday night: NYU sweeps Wash UThe Violet women won the battle of unbeaten teams, while the men crushed Wash U. St. John Fisher continued to roll, Emory snapped Case's win streak and more.
Cadets on the marchNorwich ended last season on an upswing, and the Cadets have carried that success into this season thanks to Aliah Curry.
Hoopsville: Plenty of SurprisesEach season there are teams at this point who are surprising and this year is no exception. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks with No. 24 Johns Hopkins, Mount St. Joseph, and St. Olaf men's teams along with No. 25 Stevens and Luther, women's teams who have all had terrific seasons. You can watch the show On Demand now!
Case on the radarCase Western Reserve basketball players find time to study at a major research institution, practice and play basketball, travel and tutor in Cleveland area middle schools. Plus notes about St. John Fisher, Stevenson and more in this week's Around the Nation.
Wednesday men's wrap: Action-packed nightThe No. 1 team goes down, while Whitewater, St. Thomas, Marietta and Dickinson survive stiff conference tests. More in the men's wrapup.
Wednesday women: Martin, Jeffers hit round numbersMcDaniel coach Becky Martin got her 500th career win, while Dixie Jeffers won her 600th game as Capital's head coach in Wednesday's women's action.
Team of the WeekThere are lots of new faces on the Team of the Week this week. Check out the top performances from around the nation in our weekly honor roll, presented by Scoutware.
A little confidenceAllegheny went 6-19 last season and was picked to finish last in the NCAC this time around. But Josh Valentic and his Gators teammates weren't about to let that prediction pass. More in Around the Region.
Sibling rivalryJamie and Danny Nikitas were too far apart to play basketball on the same team in high school, but they're making up for it by facing off as Midwest Conference opponents. More in Around the Region.
It's a family affair at ScrantonThe Danzig family line is strong at the University of Scranton, where Carl has been head coach for 14 seasons, Ross is an All-American candidate and younger brother Ethan is a part of the rotation. And that's not the end of the line. More in Around the Region.
Long Top 25 streak snappedIt has been nearly 13 years since we've seen a men's basketball Top 25 poll, regular season, preseason or postseason, that looked like this. For the first time since 2002, no NESCAC teams are ranked.
Hoopsville: Getting it DoneAt this point in the season, it is about getting the job done. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to many teams who are doing just that: No. 22 Elmhurst and Brooklyn men's teams along with No. 9 Tufts and No. 22 Maryville women's squads. McHugh also talked to retiring Piedmont AD and former Cabrini coach John Dzik. Watch the show On Demand now!
Bosko joins 500-win clubCarthage coach Bosko Djurickovic picked up his 500th career win in 29 years as a head coach on Saturday night, as the Red Men defeated Millikin.
Saturday men's wrap: Mid-Atlantic stumblesMcDaniel rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to knock F&M from the ranks of the unbeaten while Catholic knocked off Scranton. Two coaches hit the 300 win milestone and Elms went an extra mile to remain perfect in conference play.
Saturday women's wrap: Saturday Knight feverCalvin beat archrival Hope in a thriller to stay unbeaten and George Fox did the same by blowing out Whitworth. Plus Catholic topped Scranton and the top two ranked teams passed in-conference tests on Saturday.
Hoopsville: Turning PointsIt continues to be a season of questions and turning points, especially on the men's side. This week, in a special pre-recorded show, Dave McHugh talks with No. 20 Chapman and New Paltz men's coaches along with No. 2 Thomas More and McDaniel women's coaches. The "School of the Week" also debuts with the spotlight on Bard men's basketball.
ATN: Trinity tearing it upThe Trinity Tigers ended last season with a disappointing conference final loss and started this season with a pair of losses in Oregon, but have been on a tear ever since. That, plus notes from Massachusetts to Maryland to Minnesota and more in Around the Nation.
Albertus Magnus tries to turn run into a traditionThe Falcons were a GNAC afterthought until a few years ago. Now they're turned over that breakthrough roster completely and are keeping their run going with a new cast. More in Around the Region.
Tommies hope long road gets a little longerThe last time St. Thomas ended its season in the Final Four, it started it in Europe. They're hoping history repeats itself this time around. More in Around the Region.
Men's wrap: JHU runs streak to nine, Augie wins Top 10 battleJohns Hopkins ended Dickinson's win streak in beating No. 4 Red Devils, while Augustana won a Top 10 battle and Randolph-Macon defeated its archrival. More in Wednesday's men's wrapup.
Women's wrap: Ospreys upend MontclairRichard Stockton dealt Montclair State its first loss at home in over three years and its first loss anywhere this season. There's a new first place team in the CCIW and Transylvania All-American Nicole Coffman had a big night. Get the women's recap from Wednesday night.
New faces give Brooklyn new outlookThe Bulldogs returned their entire roster from last season, added a new centerpiece, a new coach, and have matched their win total from 2013-14. More in the first Around the Region from new columnist Ryan Scott.
Outsized? Perhaps. Outworked? NeverAt 5-4, classmates at Randolph-Macon see Sarah Parsons as a soccer player, maybe a softball player. But she's scored 1,500 career points on the basketball floor for the Yellow Jackets, proving them all wrong. More in Around the Region.
Hoopsville: Conference showdownsIt still may be early in the conference schedules, but already there have been key showdowns that could determine a lot at the end of February. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked to No. 6 Emory, No. 15 Babson, and No. 20 St. Norbert men's coaches along with Cabrini women's coach. You can watch the show On Demand now!
D-III newcomers selling the visionWhen coaches hit the recruiting trail, they are always selling something. But what if your program doesn't have any history? What if it's never played a game or doesn't have a place to play yet? That's the challenge for the coaches at new D-III programs Wilson and Bryn Athyn.
Saturday men's wrap: Wash U Marooned; Ephs, Knights beat rivalsOn a Saturday for rivals, one took down the No. 1 team, the biggest rivalry in D-III had a big performance by a preseason All-American, and another huge rivalry was won in the closing seconds. That and more in Saturday's men's wrapup.
Saturday women's wrap: Thunder rolls, Lord Jeffs ruleNo. 13 Wheaton became the first team to solve No. 24 North Central's system this year while No. 3 Amherst dominated archrival No. 15 Williams. Meanwhile UW-Stevens Point pulled UW-Oshkosh back to the pack in the WIAC.
Caiazzo grabs 1,000th career rebound for ManhattanvilleAlyson Caiazzo had 12 rebounds in a win vs. Simmons, giving her 1,005 in just 79 career games.
Recap: Opening statementThe NESCAC opened play with a gritty win by Trinity, the first loss for Middlebury and an easy win for the Williams women. Plus the St. John Fisher men run their winning streak to nine games.
Friday wrap: Tuft breakTufts throttled Amherst in a showdown between the NESCAC's top two women's teams while George Fox won the first game of its big weekend. On the men's side the Midwest was best in the UAA with No. 5 Washington U. and Chicago posting wins.
Hoopsville: Halfway pointThe Division III basketball season has hit the halfway point and Dave McHugh talks to a few of the teams garnering headlines. McHugh talks to No. 9 Marietta, Hardin-Simmons, and Marymount men's basketball coaches along with No. 8 NYU and No. 10 George Fox women's coaches. McHugh will even "rant" about the pace of games. Watch on demand!
Rockford men's coach resignsRyan Rebsom has stepped down as Rockford men's basketball coach, effective immediately. The Regents are 3-10, 2-6 in the NACC.
Around the Nation, literally, with Hampden-SydneyThe Tigers have played games from coast (and off the coast) to coast this season, and it's been a fun ride so far. Rob Knox has more on Hampden-Sydney's travels in Around the Nation.
Team of the WeekFrom Massachusetts to California and from Wisconsin to Texas -- that's where the top players at each position come from in this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Around the Region: Panthers posting prodigious performancesAsk anyone in the Chapman men’s basketball program about the records being set and the personal achievements being acquired, and you’re likely to get a shrug of the shoulders. But even the wins are record-breaking for the Panthers.
Garcia helps fuel Marietta's runIt wasn't easy for Marietta standout Luis Garcia to go the Division III route to play college basketball. But he realized D-III was the place for him, and the Pioneers have been the beneficiary. More in Around the Region.
Birds of a featherMontclair State is rolling through the regular season again, with seniors Janitza Aquino and Melissa Tobie leading the way. But take a closer look and you'll see a different look to the Red Hawks. Plus we talk with the senior guards who've led the Salisbury women into the Top 25.
Tuesday: New Paltz hands Cortland first lossNew Paltz controlled just about every facet of Tuesday's afternoon at Corey Gym, knocking off the previously unbeaten Red Dragons 78-73 and cutting the number of men's unbeaten teams to five.
Hoopsville: Busy few weeksHoopsville returned to the air with the season's first Sunday edition. Dave McHugh talked exclusively with the sixth all-time winningest coach in all NCAA college basketball, Glenn Robinson of No. 25 Franklin & Marshall, along with the coaching staff of No. 4 Richard Stockton and Dave Hixon of No. 15 Amherst. Plus North Central women's coach Michelle Roof. Watch On Demand NOW!
Men's wrap: Emory wins big, Stockton survives; OWU downedIt was a big day in men's basketball, with a Top 10 battle, an upset in the Top 10 and another near-upset as well. Glenn Robinson passed Dean SMith, Scranton edged an old rival, Brooklyn's win streak was snapped and much more in Saturday's men's wrap.
Women's wrap: UNE knocked off, North Central rollsBates gave the University of New England the cold shoulder, while North Central improved to 12-0 and much more in Saturday's women's wrap.
2014 Conference GuidebookWe have a new version of our Conference Guidebook for the New Year that gives you information on each of the 43 conferences in Division III men's basketball. Check out the 2014 Conference Guidebook.
D3hoops Classic: Eagles win on buzzer beaterHusson capped a fantastic second day of basketball at the Classic, defeating Hampden-Sydney on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, while Scranton survived, Wisconsin Lutheran won in overtime and FDU-Florham kept its streak alive.
D3hoops Classic: Florham survivesLeigh-Ann Lively had a big day from beyond the arc to lead the No. 1 Devils to their 43rd consecutive win, while Colorado College got past the loss of its top scorer and Wisconsin Lutheran left Las Vegas with two wins.
Tuesday: Wooster wins a classicWooster and Hope haven't played each other often, but they had a thrilling game at the Scots' Mose Hole Classic. Marietta picked up where it left off with an unusual game winning shot and the Wash U and St. Thomas women stayed perfect.
Scranton women pull away, Thomas More survivesScranton scored the final 12 points of the game, while Thomas More scored the final two to keep Cabrini from claiming another victim. More in Sunday's wrapup.
Monday: Back for moreThe New Year doesn't start for two days but the second half of the Division III basketball season effectively started on Monday with several Top 25 teams returning to action. WPI won dramatically, Johns Hopkins won surprisingly and the Montclair women won easily. Get the recap here.
Wrapup: 2014 ClassicCheck out all of the scores, stats, photo galleries and interviews from the Classic, including the All-Tournament team.
D3hoops Classic: Husson makes a statementThe Husson Eagles put themselves on the Division III map by upsetting No. 16 Scranton, while Clark rallied, Hampden-Sydney survived, the UW-Platteville women rolled and the Stevens Point women pulled away on Day 1.
Team of the WeekThe last Team of the Week for the 2014 calendar year, with the top players at each position from the past week.
Hixon's Jeffs seeking an identityWith a new lineup and a deeper rotation, Dave Hixon is spending his 38th season at Amherst looking for how to get his young team on the same page. More in Around the Region.
Recap: Beating the holiday rushA handful of teams enter the Christmas break on a high note after posting victories on Saturday. Among those teams on the nice list -- the Eastern and Maryville women and the St. Thomas and Marietta men. Get the run down from the day's action here.
Keene State off to big start in Little EastLast year, the Owls were reeling after graduating a class that combined for 4,500 career points. So far this season, Keene State is reaping the benefits of growing through all of last year's growing pains. More in Around the Region.
Late 3-pointer helps Cabrini sink No. 6 ScrantonCabrini used stifling defense and a 3-pointer with less than five seconds left to hand the sixth-ranked Scranton its first loss, 37-35 on Thursday evening.
Wash. U. men new No. 1Washington U. is ranked No. 1 in the men's basketball Top 25 for the 30th time in school history, and the first time since Feb. 28, 2010.
No. 7 Montclair downs MarymountMelissa Tobie stuffed another stat sheet for Montclair State and Karin Harvey set a new program record for career victories as the Red Hawks defeated Marymount. Plus the Augustana men survive a scare and Randolph-Macon beats Cabrini.
Lauren Hill scores, inspires in home openerIt wasn't clear this day would ever come. But indeed, Lauren Hill was able to take the floor for Mount St. Joseph in its home opener, and again came through with a basket. Adam Turer was on the scene for and has more of her inspiring story.
Saturday: Bears make their caseNo. 3 Washington U. made the most of its opportunity to move up in the national rankings with a big win at home. Plus the Blue Streaks stayed red hot and Stevenson took over first place in the Commonwealth Conference. All that and more in Saturday's recap.
Around the NationBrandeis was already moving in the right direction, despite a poor record to start the season. But the Judges' win at Amherst on Tuesday night was impressive. Plus items on Keystone, Westminster (Mo.), George Fox and more.
Dickinson sends North Central to first lossLast year Dickinson dealt Wheaton (Ill.) its final loss of the season, beating the Thunder in the NCAA tournament. On Friday the No. 10 Red Devils dealt No. 16 North Central (Ill.) its first loss of the season.
Hoopsville: Continued SurprisesAnother week; another set of surprises. On Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talked with those grabbing the headlines like the Brandeis, Lynchburg, and Yeshiva men's programs and the #23 Salisbury women's team. McHugh also talked to one of the steadier programs in women's basketball history: #5 Wash U. You can watch the show On Demand NOW!
Oneonta brings balance to the courtAfter a couple of disappointing finishes, the Oneonta Red Dragons are off to another good start and are also taking a longer view. More in Around the Region.
Team of the WeekThe top player at each position in Division III men's and women's basketball -- it's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Dunn not finished at TrineKayla Dunn once considered leaving Trine to find another place to play basketball. That was during her freshman season. A lot has changed since, and staying with the Thunder has paid off for the senior guard. More in Around the Region.
Around the Region: One last whack at the WIACIf things go the way Sally Linzmeier envisions, the UW-Superior women’s basketball team will make a lasting memory during its final season in the WIAC. But one thing is certain seven games into the 2014-15 season, and that is Linzmeier has already made a memorable impact at UW-Superior.
No. 4 Augustana outlasts No. 1 UWW in 2 OTHunter Hill hit big shots at the end of regulation and the first OT en route to 41 points as No. 4 Augustana defeated the top-ranked Warhawks in front of a big home crowd. That and more in Wednesday's wrapup.
Brandeis men stun No. 2 Amherst, 78-58Five players scored in double figures as Brandeis continued the rankings madness that is the 2014-15 Division III men's basketball season. Ohio Wesleyan's stay in the Top 10 may be brief as well.
Saturday: Back on trackAfter losing on Wednesday night, Wooster and Virginia Wesleyan rebounded with big wins on Saturday afternoon. Rose-Hulman won at the buzzer, Calvin edged Carthage and Ohio Wesleyan kept rolling. Plus the Texas-Dallas women shut down Texas-Tyler.
Hoopsville: Plenty of Upsets & QuestionsThis may truly be the year of questions. In just the first three weeks of the season, barely anyone has gone unscathed on the men's side. Dave McHugh chats with current #1 Augustana along with #14 Ohio Wesleyan, and Piemont men's teams. Plus #2 Amherst and #16 St. Mary's (Minn.) women's teams. Watch the show On Demand NOW!
Augustana: Two pieces of bad newsAugustana isn't the same team it was when it earned a preseason No. 3 rankings and the regular-season No. 1 spot. Even before losing to Central on Wednesday night, the Vikings received some bad news. More in Around the Region.
Trying to preserve the Williams traditionWith familiar players taking new roles and a new coach at the helm, the Ephs got off to a rocky start to the season but are beginning to relax and play ball. More in Around the Region.
Team of the WeekA 46-point night, multiple triple-doubles and much more lead our weekly honor roll this week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
It's a brand-new seasonOne season after playing for a trip to the title game, North Central stumbled to a 14-11 finish. But the Cardinals have put that behind them so far, and have a key piece back in starting out the season with four wins. That and much, much more in Around the Nation.
Latest losses on the rankings carouselSome years the top teams cruise through November and December. And then there's this year, where two No. 1 teams have already lost. Tonight, four of the men's Top 10 lost to lower-ranked or unranked teams. More in Wednesday's roundup.
Piedmont stuns sixth-ranked EmoryThanks to a strong defensive stand at the end and a monster night by Trae Gaines off the bench, Piedmont knocked off No. 6 Emory 87-85 on Tuesday night. More Tuesday wrapup inside.
Saturday: Going greenThe Green Knights upset one group of Titans while the green-clad Illinois Wesleyan Titans knocked off DePauw. Plus the Hanover men surprise Wooster and Gwynedd-Mercy pushes a D1 opponent to double overtime.
Titus to retire at end of seasonCharlie Titus, the only men's basketball coach that Mass-Boston has ever had, announced that he will retire at the end of this season, his 39th on the Beacons' sideline.
Team of the WeekThe Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. The Team of the Week is our weekly honor roll and is in its 18th season!
Rare bird looking for arrivalBard has progressed up the lower rungs of college basketball, from a non-Division III conference to the NEAC to the Skyline to the Liberty League. The men's basketball program takes itself seriously at a serious academic school. More in Around the Region.
New familiar faces at FontbonneBoth Fontbonne programs have new head basketball coaches this season, but they should be well-known to Griffins fans already. More in Around the Central-West.
New men's No. 1The early part of the men's basketball season has been a bit unpredictable, and there's a new No. 1 team as a result.
Wheaton tops Hope in battle of Top 15 teamsWheaton (Ill.) is off to its best start since 2005 after the No. 15 Thunder knocked off the No. 6 Flying Dutch at Hope on Tuesday night.
Day 3: Cabrini shows it can still competeCabrini came into the season looking to compete against some of best teams in Division III. With the Cavaliers' win over WPI at the Hoopsville Classic, the team is succeeding so far under new coach Tim McDonald and All-American Aaron Walton-Moss.
Roberts' Classic record leads StevensonThe lights dimmed as Stevenson was introduced as if a show, not a basketball game, was about to begin at the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic. In fact, both occurred on Friday as the Mustangs defeated Wittenberg 75-65.
Saturday: Tigers take rematchDePauw and UW-Whitewater usually meet in the NCAA tournament, but this time they met in Milwaukee. Sydney Moss returned to the court and Thomas More returned to form. Plus there were two Top 25 battles in late action. Get the recap here.
2014 Hoopsville Coach's CornerHoopsville host Dave McHugh sat down with many of the coaches involved in the 3rd Annual Hoopsville National Invitational Classic. The Hoopsville Coach's Corner presented by Buffalo Wild Wings is a chance for fans to hear what each coach thinks of their team and the season ahead.
Leading the new-look CometsAfter the graduation of five seniors, Matthew Medell understands he will play a pivotal role for the UT-Dallas men’s basketball team this season. More in Around the Region.
ATR: Games to watchBefore conference play heats up, let's take a look at a handful of — what will surely be many — intriguing non-conference matchups this season. More in Around the Midwest-West.
Recap: Warhawks hold off HopeUW-Whitewater got its first win of the season at Hope while Christopher Newport edged Randolph-Macon in a thriller. Plus the Western New England women made a monster comeback against Springfield.
Tip top shapeOpening day for the Division III basketball season was an eventful one. Three of last year's men's semifinalists lost, Wooster handled Cabrini at home and the Randolph-Macon women got a big performance from their back court. Get the recap from Saturday's action.
Around the Nation is back!It's been a long time, too long, but the Around the Nation column is back at Meanwhile, it wasn't the best of offseasons for FDU-Florham, but the Devils are still No. 1, with the target on their back. And it was a great preseason for Southern Maine, Augustana, St. Thomas and more.
Our preseason women's All-America teamWho are the top Division III women's basketball players entering the 2014-15 season? Here's our list: the women's basketball preseason All-America team.
Lauren Hill's dream draws a crowdThere will not be a more meaningful, powerful, or inspirational bucket scored this season than the one with which Lauren Hill opened the 2014-15 NCAA women's basketball campaign. In front of the largest crowd to watch a D-III women's game, Hill and her battle got national attention.
Six teams get No. 1 votes in women's preseason pollIf you don't like who we picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, it's likely someone else voted for your choice. Beyond putting the defending champs back on top, there's a lot of disagreement as to who's next, meaning it should be a wide-open year in women's basketball. Check out the full poll.
Defending champs return to No. 1 spot in preseason pollUW-Whitewater received the majority of the No. 1 votes, but there are plenty of challengers to that spot, including a team that comes from all the way out of the poll to end up in the top five. The 2014-15 men's basketball preseason poll is here!
Teams move game to give dying teen a chance to playLauren Hill has been battling brain cancer for nearly a year, but even the cancer and chemo treatments didn't keep her from finishing her high school basketball career. Now a freshman at Mount St. Joseph, the team is moving up the season opener in hopes she can play.
Medaille makes two movesIt was a manic Monday at Medaille. With practice less than two weeks away, the school named new coaches for their men's and women's programs.
The #WhyD3 Show: The State of Division IIIDave McHugh went to NCAA headquarters to really dig into what makes Division III tick and find out about the state of Division III straight from the top: NCAA VP Dan Dutcher. Why are championships set up this way? What might change?
Scranton coach finishes strongIt's not just longevity that made Scranton head coach Mike Strong special. It's how he finished his career and put the Lady Royals in a position to continue to succeed.
Mike Strong retires after 815 career winsScranton women's coach Mike Strong, who has been coaching at the institution since 1972, is calling it a career.
Manchester honors 1995 teamSteve Alford made his name playing basketball in Indiana, then coached in Indiana for a short time, taking Manchester to the Division III title game in 1995.
Raleigh moves up; assistant replaces himBill Raleigh will step down as head men's basketball coach at Southwestern to assume the role of assistant athletic director full-time effective immediately.
Chatham adds men's basketballThe small private school in Pittsburgh that recently decided to go co-ed will add five men's athletic teams in 2015-2016, including basketball.
More turns of the Coaching CarouselDeep into the offseason, coaching changes continue to come. Check out the latest from Monmouth, Endicott, Sage, Fitchburg State and Nichols.
Neer protege replaces him at HobartFormer Rochester player and assistant coach Tim Sweeney, most recently a Division I assistant, will replace his former coach at Hobart.
Bittner ends Monmouth career with record seasonsThe all-time wins leader in Monmouth College women’s basketball history has stepped down to continue her education.
Duncan Robinson goes D-IWilliams forward Duncan Robinson, a All-America selection and the 2014 Rookie of the Year, has announced he is taking a scholarship at the University of Michigan. Classic 2014 pairingsThe defending women's national champion, two 20-win men's teams are among the 14 teams spanning from Maine to Oregon converging on Las Vegas for the 2014 Classic.
Rosemont promotes from withinRayne Reber will take over for Andy McGovern, who stepped down this offseason after 20 years as a head coach, 13 at Rosemont.
Army assistant gets Williams jobKevin App, a former Williams assistant under Mike Maker, will succeed him as head coach of the Ephs.
Lebanon Valley names new women's coachAmy Sokaitis hired to lead Flying Dutchmen, who made the NCAA Tournament each of the last five years under Todd Goclowski.
Fitchburg hires former Wheelock coachBrooke Freeburg, formerly the head coach at Wheelock, will be Fitchburg State's third women's basketball coach in as many seasons.
Hope names new men's basketball coachGreg Mitchell, who played under longtime coach Glenn Van Wieren, will get his shot to run the Hope men's basketball program, following the sudden departure of Matt Neil.
MIT assistant takes Nichols postTom Glynn, the associate head coach at MIT and a former assistant at Mass-Lowell, takes over a team that won 23 games last season.
Catholic assistant named coach at John JayRyan Hyland moved his way up from manager to student-athlete to student assistant to grad assistant at Catholic University. Now he'll be a Division III head coach.
H-SC, CGA to open season on ESPN3The Coast Guard Academy will open its season against Hampden-Sydney on Nov. 14, as part of the Armed Forces Classic on the United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico. The contest will be shown live on ESPN3.
Bowdoin assistant Krasco remains in NESCACKelly Krasco, an assistant coach at Bowdoin, has been named women's basketball coach at Middlebury.
Cairn hires D-I grad assistantThe former Philadelphia Bible, which has won just 26 percent of its games in a little over a decade in Division III, has another new men's basketball coach.
Shaw steps down, Loyd promoted at Rose-HulmanRusty Loyd steps into the top spot as men's basketball coach for the Engineers, replacing Jim Shaw, who stepped aside after 303 career wins.
Dunagan retires from Roanoke with 611 winsThe winningest basketball coach in the state of Virginia, Susan Dunagan is calling it a career at Roanoke.
Hoopsville Classic announces pairingsAaron Walton-Moss and Cabrini return to the Hoopsville Classic, along with teams from six of Division III men's basketball's eight regions. Who you'll see in November at Stevenson:
Merchant Marine coach jumps ship for Maine MaritimeDavid Muchnick took over at Merchant Marine when Danny Nee was suspended and finished out the season there as interim coach. Now he'll be trying to right the ship at Maine Maritime.
Williams coach Maker takes Marist jobAfter leading the Ephs within a hair's breadth of a national title, Mike Maker moves to Marist, which was 12-19 last season. He's the second D-III head coach to get a D-I top job this offseason.
Lindgren steps down at NicholsAfter a 23-7 season, Jeff Lindgren resigned as head coach of the Nichols men's basketball team.
Dickinson women's coach steps downDina Henry, who has been women's basketball coach at Dickinson for the past 11 years, has taken a job as athletic director at Linden Hall School for Girls.
Wisconsin-Whitewater: A season of dominationFrom football to men's basketball and baseball, UW-Whitewater took home some highly sought-after Division III national titles. How did the Warhawk program get so good in so many sports?'s Rob Knox takes a look.
Cabrini promotes assistantTim McDonald, an assistant for the past four years, replaces Marcus Kahn, who took the head coaching job at Mary Washington.
Teams, conferences on the moveTwo years ago, the Division III membership proposed a significant realignment for a handful of sports, including men's and women's basketball. That takes effect this offseason and we've reflected it on our pages. Here's a reminder of what's changed:
DePauw assistant gets shot to coach FranklinFranklin has hired former DePauw player and assistant Dana Haggenjos as women’s basketball coach.
Earlham assistant takes Mount St. Joseph jobJanel Iden will be very familiar with her conference opponents, as she remains in the HCAC.
Alumnus returns to coach FinlandiaAfter coaching an area high school to the state semifinals three times, Mike O'Donnell is returning to Finlandia to try his hand at coaching his alma mater.
Coaching CarouselWabash hires Defiance's head coach, Shenandoah's coach takes a D-I assistant job, LeTourneau hires a new men's coach and many more updates to the Coaching Carousel.
Bostick returns to Becker as women's coachBecker athletic director Frank Millerick has named former assistant David Bostick 'the head coach of the women's basketball program.
Matt Neil out as Hope men's coachAfter just four seasons succeeding longtime coach Glenn Van Wieren, Matt Neil and Hope College "have mutually agreed to part ways."
Wilkes hires former Hobart coachIzzi Metz, who was head coach at Hobart for five seasons and was most recently an assistant coach at Boston College, takes on the challenge of trying to rebuild the Colonels.
Bland out at Mount St. JosephAshley Bland, who was head coach for four years, never won more than six games in any season with the Lions.
Gordon women's coach outAfter four seasons and just 17 wins, Julie Brown is out as head women's basketball coach at Gordon.
Griffin retires from RPIMike Griffin, who coached RPI men's basketball for 29 years and has spent 38 years as a college basketball head coach, is retiring.
Rogers named women's coach at Concordia-ChicagoRusty Rogers, a longtime scholarship-level and high school coach, replaces Joshua Steffen, whose team was 2-23 this past season.
Oglethorpe tabs Richey as head women's coachOglethorpe has named Oglethorpe graduate Alex Richey to the position of head women's basketball coach, replacing Aaron Nester, who resigned in February after serving three seasons in the role.
Franklin coach suddenly out of a jobAfter two seasons and a 35-18 record, Jennifer Lodge Temple is out at Franklin nearly two months after the season ended.
Pecsok steps down at MiddleburyNoreen Pecsok ends a 16-year coaching career at Middlebury and a 22-year Division III head coaching career.
Salem coach moves to Division II after turnaroundAnita Howard parlayed a successful season at Salem into a job at Division II Livingstone.
Hartwick loses coach to D-II schoolAfter back-to-back-to-back 22-win seasons, Missy West is making the jump from Hartwick to Division II St. Leo's.
Walsh takes job at MaineRhodes Island College Bob Walsh, who has led the Anchormen to eight consecutive 20-win seasons, is the next head men's coach at Division I Maine.
Former assistant takes over at HiramChris Kibler returns to Hiram to take over from his former boss, Steve Fleming.
Centre assistant takes over as Sewanee women's coachTom Campbell takes over for Dickie McCarthy, who moved into an administrative role in the athletic department following the season.
Kahn moves to Mary WashingtonMarcus Kahn, who coached Cabrini to the 2012 title game and the 2013 Elite Eight, moves to Mary Washington, which made the Elite Eight for the first time this season.
Goclowski suddenly let go at Lebanon ValleyTodd Goclowski compiled a 170-56 record in eight seasons as head coach at Lebanon Valley, including 21-7 this past season, but was cut loose this past week.
Carroll to return to the CCIWCarroll had little success in its last 20 years as a men's basketball member of the CCIW. After 24 years out, they will rejoin for the 2016-17 season. More on
Arcadia hires Emory & Henry coachRose Katz, who spent three seasons at E&H, replaces Lorie Kahlil, who spent three seasons at Arcadia.
Transylvania coach takes D-I jobGreg Todd leaves Division III but not the state of Kentucky as he joins the short list of women's basketball coaches to make the jump directly from Division III to Division I.
Alma coach dies after long battle with breast cancerKeisha Brown touched many lives during her coaching career in Michigan.
Finlandia men's coach steps downAfter three seasons, Terry Smith is stepping down from one of Division III's most isolated outposts.
Schreiner coach moves to TLUAfter leading Schreiner to its most successful D-III men's basketball season ever, Jimmy Smith is staying within the conference, and area code, in moving to Texas Lutheran.
Johnson returns to coach Alma materFormer state champion high school coach Kris Johnson (formerly Kris Hengesbach), who has been in the conference office at the Division II GLIAC, will return to the sidelines at Alma.
Fontbonne finds its next coach on campusFontbonne has named Anthony Hall the school’s new head men’s basketball coach. Hall, currently the associate athletic director for the university, succeeds Steve Schafer. All-America teamsSydney Moss and Aaron Toomey lead the way as the Players of the Year. Check out both teams.
Mary Washington coach bumped into admin roleAfter 18 seasons and the program's first NCAA Tournament trip, Rod Wood is being moved into an administrative role at Mary Washington.
Fired-up Mitchell fanned Devils' flamesFDU-Florham senior guard Jalessa Lewis noticed a subtle difference in her ultra-intense head coach Marc Mitchell. She believed it was the key to the Devils capping a perfect 33-0 season. More in a feature by Rob Knox.
Final Top 25 pollsUW-Whitewater and FDU-Florham take home Walnut and Bronze and the top spots in the poll. Where did everyone else fall?
Hoopsville Season FinaleAll good things must come to an end and after an incredible 2013-14 season we put the final touches on the year. Join Dave McHugh and head from Williams' Mike Maker, UW-Whitewater's Pat Miller, former UW-Stevens Point coach Jack Bennett and FDU-Florham's Jalessa Lewis as we look back at the championship weekends. Watch the show On Demand!
Great to be back in SalemAfter a one-year hiatus where Walnut and Bronze was handed out elsewhere, the championship game returned to the Salem Civic Center, and we got one for the ages.
FDU-ndefeatedFDU-Florham's rise to prominence is complete and so is its perfect season. The Devils, who were 13-13 two seasons ago, held off Whitman 80-72 to win their first national championship. Josh Smith recaps FDU-Florham's title game victory.
Lewis picks up herself and FDUFDU-Florham senior point guard Jalessa Lewis got knocked out of the national title game in the first half. But her teammates gave her a lift and she responded, scoring 21 points in the victory over Whitman. We spoke with Lewis afterwards.
2014 women's All-AmericansOut of thousands of players, these are the best 25 in the country, including our national player of the year and rookie of the year. Sydney Moss tops the list with players from the two national finalists joining her on the first team.
Young's last-second shot gives Warhawks titleJunior Quardell Young sprinted the length of the floor with under five seconds remaining and hit a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give UW-Whitewater its second title in three years, fourth overall.
FDU-ndefeatedFDU-Florham's rise to prominence is complete and so is its perfect season. The Devils, who were 13-13 two seasons ago, held off Whitman 80-72 to win their first national championship. More coverage to follow from Stevens Point.
West rallies to beat East in All-Star All-Americans Kyle Schleigh and Richie Bonney powered a balanced attack with 15 points apiece as the West All-Stars came away with the three-point win in the Reese's® Division III College All-Star game
Williams, Whitewater advance to men's finalThe fourth time was the charm for the Ephs, who crushed archrival Amherst, while KJ Evans' career night put Whitewater in the title game as well. More recap from Salem.
Heaven can wait: Devils, Missionaries winBreak out the religious references and Bible puns for Saturday's national title game. On Friday night the Devils scrapped past Tufts while the Missionaries defeated UW-Whitewater. Get the recap and post game coverage here.
A different look for Lord Jeffs in SalemWith Aaron Toomey as the floor leader and the constant, the rest of the Amherst cast has stepped up and kept the team's title defense going. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
Warhawks men: The turnaroundIn the past month, UW-Whitewater has gone from a self-described 'beatdown' in the WIAC final to a chance at a much bigger final. How the Warhawk men got here, in a Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
Jumbos play huge on defenseThe Tufts D has been bringing its A game for some time, and if the old adage about defense and championships rings true at all, that should favor the Jumbos this weekend. A Road to Stevens Point feature by Brian Lester.
Former NBA player out as Trine coachSteve Mix hadn't coached a college team in nearly three decades. After two years and a 20-31 record, his time in Division III is done and an assistant has been promoted.
A second shot at SalemGiven another chance to bring home Walnut and Bronze, Victor Davis and his fellow Illinois Wesleyan seniors intend to make the most of it. A Road to Salem feature by Brian Lester.
Warhawk women look for last stepThe Warhawk women have finished in third place and as the runner-up. They've played away from their home gym the entire tournament. Now in their home state, they're looking to win it all. A Road to Stevens Point feature by Josh Smith.
Rosters announced for Reese's All-Star gameEighteen players will take the floor for a show in Salem on Saturday afternoon. Here's who they'll be.
Ephs hope to play underdog roleWilliams is on a roll and is a frequent visitor to this level of the playoffs, but they have lost to archrival and semifinal foe Amherst eight times in a row. A Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
Whitman takes its run one step furtherLast season, the Whitman women’s basketball team did something no other team in program history had done when the Missionaries marched to the Elite Eight. But the returning players from that team weren’t satisfied. More in a Road to Stevens Point feature by Josh Smith.
All-Region teams announcedThe 13th annual All-Region teams are in, based on 689 nominations. It's the 13th season we've chosen the best players in each region in Division III basketball.
Fischer, Bonney win 2014 Jostens TrophyKatelyn Fischer of Marymount and Richie Bonney of Hobart will receive the Jostens Trophy, emblematic of the top overall student-athlete in Division III basketball.
Look what Brown can do for FDUFDU-Florham was good before Shalette Brown arrived on campus last fall. Now the Devils are the last undefeated team standing. We look at how Brown has helped FDU-Florham reach new heights in a Road to Stevens Point feature.
Hoopsville: Salem & Stevens Point boundEight teams remain to compete for two titles. Dave McHugh recapped the sectional weekends and talked to some of those headed to Salem or Stevens Point including two siblings at the same school. Plus we announce the All-Region first-teams honorees! Catch up On Demand!
Rivals return to SalemAmherst and Williams will meet for a fourth time this season, in the national semifinals, while Illinois Wesleyan and UW-Whitewater joined them. Check out the men's Elite Eight wrapup.
Elite 8: Feels like the first timeFDU-Florham, Tufts and Whitman are headed to the Final Four for the first time while UW-Whitewater guaranteed that someone will win its first women's basketball championship next weekend. Get the details from the Elite 8.
Pointers upset; Morrisville, Dickinson still aliveJake Davis hit a three in regulation to tie it and another in the closing seconds to lift Emory to the win at UW-SP, while the Mustangs and the Red Devils continue on into the round of eight. Friday's wrapup.
Sweet 16: Home teams roll, Bombers riseAll four home teams won handily on Friday night while Ithaca denied Amherst a shot at another Final Four and Thomas More stayed perfect. Get the full recap from the women's sectional semifinals.
Hoopsville: Home cooking?Hosting in the NCAA tournament is certainly important, but it does not guarantee your team wins. Dave McHugh talked to some of the hosts hoping home cooking passes muster and a couple of teams looking to spoil the sauce. Watch Hoopsville On Demand now!
New day for the KnightsThis season has been a work in progress for Calvin, which lost five of its top players from last season. Even though both that team and this team made the Sweet 16, they're basically nothing alike. More in a Road to Salem feature by Brian Lester.
Kornbaum, Gries win NABC All-Star voteAugsburg's Dan Kornbaum and Brandon Gries of St. Norbert eased past the field to secure their spots in the 2014 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game, thanks to your votes.
Montclair State looking out for No. 1It’s actually basic math: One as in another victory over Scranton Friday in a Sweet 16 matchup at FDU-Florham would keep the Red Hawks’ season alive and move them a step closer to their goal. More in a Road to Stevens Point feature by Rob Knox.
Oshkosh's titanic turnaroundWhen Brad Fischer took over the UW-Oshkosh women’s program, he hoped to change the attitude and cultivate more success. But even he is surprised at how quickly the Titans have responded. More in a Road to Stevens Point feature by Josh Smith.
Comets streaking northwardComing off the biggest weekend in UT-Dallas men's basketball history, the Comets face an even bigger challenge: having to go through the No. 3 and potentially the No. 1 to move on. A Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
Spartans not willing to settleCastleton wasn't looking to just come and make a good showing at the NCAA Tournament. Instead, they've won more games than any North Atlantic Conference team ever has in this tournament. A Road to Stevens Point feature by Tom Haley.
The Sydney Moss storySydney Moss is having a remarkable season, one that turns a few heads, drops a few jaws and simply leaves those witnessing it in a state of awe. The Moss story in a Road to Stevens Point feature by Brian Lester.
Hoopsville: Crazy WeekendThe first weekend of the NCAA Tournaments was crazy! As the dust settles, Dave McHugh talked with Baldwin Wallace, Christopher Newport, and UW-Whitewater women's teams along with Calvin, Mary Washington, Richard Stockton, and Texas-Dallas men's teams. Catch up On Demand!
All-Star voting returns to D3hoops.comStarting at noon ET on Monday, fans can cast an online ballot to choose two players to participate in the 2014 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game, taking place at the Final Four.
Ospreys moving onAfter Richard Stockton became just the second team to win at Cabrini since 2010, we spoke with long-time head coach Gerry Matthews. He talked with us about what we got wrong, how he'll celebrate this win and his relationship with the special guest who drops by.
Sweet 16 hosts announcedThe NCAA announced schools that will be hosting next weekend's sectionals: the rounds of 16 and 8. How often do those teams advance?
Sewanee women's coach leaves benchDickie McCarthy, who earlier this season became Sewanee's winningest women's basketball coach, moves into an administrative role after 11 seasons, 97 wins.
Drama at UTD; Wooster, Cabrini knocked outCabrini and Wooster each fell on their home floor, while Albertus Magnus won its rematch with SUNY-Purchase and UT-Dallas hit a 23-foot buzzer-beater at the buzzer in overtime to defeat Whitworth 78-77 in Saturday's second-round action.
Carthage knocks out Hope; Tufts, Montclair surviveHope picked up its first and only loss of the season at the hand of the Lady Reds, while the Jumbos and Redhawks each won in overtime.
First round: Knocking off the hostsMorrisville State, Penn State-Behrend and DeSales all knocked off home teams, while Marian and Webster almost pulled off huge upsets before falling in Friday night's men's first round. And all four NEWMAC teams lost in the first round. Check out the recap.
Avant full of determinationLauren Avant committed to play for Tennessee at age 14. What has happened to her since then is equal parts pain, poise and perseverance. The full story in a Road to Stevens Point feature.
First round: C's the momentCastleton and Cabrini were surprise winners in the first round of the Division III women's basketball tournament. Plus Haverford and Plattsburgh State made successful NCAA tourney debuts while Vassar and Hartwick won thrillers. Get the recap from Friday night.
Hoopsville: Tourney previewGet ready for the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament by watching Hoopsville. Dave McHugh talked to Messiah, Roger Williams, and Salem women along with Chapman and MIT men as they prepare for their opening round games. Catch up On Demand!
2014 men's tournament previewWho will be the surprise teams and the disappointments in this year's men's bracket? Who will make it to Salem? It's Pat Coleman's annual tournament preview.
WPI, Longwell survive stressThe Engineers got off the bubble and into the tournament, while junior guard Sam Longwell had a full-term project to turn in. Such is life at WPI. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
York sprints to upset; Centre advancesThe CUNYAC's only representative in the tournament ran out to a 16-2 lead and put away Rhode Island College, while Centre outlasted LaGrange in Thursday's other game.
Patriot's gameShe’Cara Humphrey was considering playing volleyball in college, and if she had gone that route, she and perhaps the UT-Tyler Patriots overall wouldn't be talking about a trip to the NCAA Tournament this week. A Road to Stevens Point feature by Brian Lester.
Research and hoops go hand-in-hand at HopkinsJohns Hopkins forward George Bugarinovic has his eyes on more than one goal: beating Virginia Wesleyan and curing Treacher Collins Syndrome. A Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
Welcome to the big danceNick Mitchell admits he and his LaGrange teammates have been riding an emotional high the last few days as they get ready to make their first NCAA Tournament appearance. A Road to Salem feature by Brian Lester.
Thunder still plugging awayThe Wheaton men have had a lot of things go wrong this season, but they got two wins they really needed last weekend and come into the NCAA Tournament with some momentum. More in a Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedTen men's players and ten women's players were named finalists for the Jostens Trophy, given to the top all-around student-athlete in Division III basketball.
Just in time for the tourney, a new No. 1Thomas More moved into the top spot in the women's Top 25 entering the NCAA Tournament. Check out the full poll.
Young Gators fight their way forwardSage has won a program-record 17 games and the Gators are all smiles heading into the NCAA Tournament. They're led by Megan Bowman who has overcome a lot just to get this far. More in a Road to Stevens Point feature by Rob Knox.
Pirates head down same roadA week ago, two ranked teams stood in front of the Whitworth women’s basketball team and the NCAA Tournament. But that's not anything new. A Road to Stevens Point feature by Josh Smith.
Central removes interim tag from PetersenCentral athletic director Eric Van Kley made it official. After piloting the Central College women’s basketball team to its highest victory total in the past decade while serving in an interim role, Chelsea Petersen has been named the program’s head coach.
Hoopsville breaking down the bracketsThe men's and women's NCAA brackets have been released and there is plenty to talk about. Watch a special edition of Hoopsville as Dave McHugh talked to those who made the tournaments and missed out and talked with both men's and women's committee chairs! Watch On Demand!
Men's bracket released!The regional rankings all season were heavily weighted by SOS. When push came to shove, was that strong enough to get 16- and 17-win teams into the field? Almost. Check out the bracket and analysis.
Projected women's bracketIt probably took an hour for us to pick the last three or four at-large teams. Who got in, how'd we pick them, and where might teams match up?
Women's bracket released!While the NCAA's men's rankings focused mostly on strength of schedule, the women's focused more on simple winning percentage. That bears out in this bracket. Check out the full Field of 64.
Hoopsville: Women's Bracketology!For the first time ever, Pat Coleman and Dave McHugh did a bracketology show... LIVE! Watch as Pat and Dave determined who the at-large teams are and then created a bracket including decisions on who hosts and who travels in the opening weekend. Watch On Demand!
Hoopsville (Pre-) Selection Sunday SpecialThe day has arrived: Who will be dancing and who is still looking for an invite? Dave McHugh talked to teams who have surprised and others who are anxiously awaiting the news on Monday. Plus the experts give you their opinion on what teams may be in or out. Watch a special edition of Hoopsville On Demand!
The next 24 hours: Hoopsville, bracketology, selection showsHere's all the info you need to get through the next 24 hours of Division III men's and women's basketball.
Projected men's bracketWe return to the usual bracketing methods this year, and that gives us the chance to have some awesome potential matchups. Who do we think is in and who is out? The cut line goes straight through Springfield. Check it out.
Rickrode steps down at WilkesJerry RIckrode led the Colonels to the 1998 Final Four and five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, but Wilkes has lost 10 or more games each of the past 10 years.
Who's in? Who's out?Staten Island put itself squarely on the bubble Friday night. St. Norbert avoided an upset Saturday. Who will punch their tickets today? Watch all the live streams and stay updated on who's in the men's tournament with our tourney tracker.
Women: Who's in? Who's on the bubble?It's been a good day for bubble teams as most heavy favorites grabbed their AQs into the NCAA tournament without drama. Plus the field of 64 will have some new entrants, like the Sage Gators. Here's a quick look at who's in and who needs help.
Saturday men: Rivals rise againCalvin came back to bite its archrival in the MIAA title game for the second year in a row, putting Hope out on the bubble. Who else?
Saturday women: Buccos bust a bubbleWhitworth edged Whitman in the NWC final, ending the Missionaries' perfect season and the season period for someone else. Plus Messiah extended its streak one more year and four programs secured their first trip to the Big Dance.
Hoopsville On the Road: Mainly MenHoopsville is in Salem, Va. at the ODAC tournament. On a special Friday show, Dave McHugh focuses on what is going with men's teams trying to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Guests will include Bethany, Hobart, No. 13 St. Thomas along with No. 13 Randolph-Macon and others. Tune in starting at 11 a.m. ET!
Sydney Moss breaks D-III scoring recordThomas More sophomore Sydney Moss added another accomplishment to her stellar first season in Division III, pouring in 63 points in the Saints' 106-88 PAC semifinal win.
Friday men: Macon dumped by rival, UMHB outIn ODAC quarterfinal action, 8-seed Hampden-Sydney upset top-seeded Randolph-Macon, while last year's runner-up saw its season end in the ASC quarters and Cabrini punched its playoff ticket.
Friday women: Baruch, Montclair punch ticketsThe Bearcats had it easy on Friday night, while the Red Hawks had a battle from William Paterson. That and more in Friday's women's wrapup.
Team of the WeekThis week's honorees hail from Centenary (La.), Concordia (Texas), Cortland State, Mount Aloysius, New Jersey City, New York University, Texas-Dallas, Texas-Tyler and Thomas More. It's the season's final Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville On the Road: Women's WorldHoopsville hits the road to the ODAC tournament in Salem, Virginia. Today, Dave McHugh focused on what is going on with women's teams around the country talking with guests from No. 9 Amherst, No. 24 Ohio Northern and No. 5 Wash U. along with Eastern Mennonite and Roanoke at the ODAC tournament.
Thursday: Low fiveFive ranked women's teams were eliminated from their conference tournaments in the semifinals, some by ranked foes and others by underdogs. Plus the CNU men kept rolling and John Carroll edged OAC top-seed Mount Union.
Leaning on your staffEvery coach needs a strong group of assistants. Just ask UW-Whitewater’s Pat Miller, who had to turn his team over to assistant (and former All-American) Nick Bennett for a key stretch this season. More in Around the Region.
NCAA regional rankings releasedThe last regional rankings we'll get to see came out on Wednesday. From here, let the speculation mount as to where the bubble is and who's on it!
Tuesday: Bethany bounced, CNU advancesNinth-seeded Geneva sent PAC top seed Bethany deep onto the bubble, while CNU made the CAC semis for the first time and both IIAC women's 5 and 6 seeds advanced.
Wednesday: Survive and advanceMoravian edged Catholic in the Landmark semifinals and Hunter eliminated CUNYAC top-seed CSI. Plus three top seeds on the men's side survived and advanced. Get the recap from Wednesday's tournament action.
Ross' path to Babson easy as I, II, IIIFrom West Virginia, via Long Island, the addition of Kenny Ross has helped elevate Babson into a conference contender. More in Around the Region.
CUNYAC gets set to take spotlightOn Friday night, the CUNYAC championship games will be played on ESPN3, and the eight teams battling for that spot on the big stage are pretty pumped. More in Around the Region.
Purple Raiders making name for themselves in men's hoopsWhen you think Mount Union, you think football, right? The Purple Raiders' prowess on the gridiron is well know, but this season they're getting it done on the floor, too. More in Around the Region.
Whitman new women's No. 1In a split ballot that saw five teams get No. 1 votes, Whitman takes over the top spot for the first time in the 15-year history of the Top 25.
Hoopsville On Demand: Bubble watchJust a week left in the regular season means plenty of teams are fighting for a postseason berth. Dave McHugh talked to Emory, Lyndon State, and MSOE men's programs along with Baruch, Ohio Wesleyan, No. 21 Rhodes, UW-Stevens Point, and Wheaton (Mass.) women's programs. Watch it On Demand!
A long shot to lock up the top seedWith a chance to host the conference tournament on the line and just .9 seconds left in regulation, there isn't time for more than a catch and shoot. Check that and all the buzzer beaters from a big week in D-III.
Saturday men: Third time's the charmThe NESCAC tournament got started with a bang as Trinity ousted Bowdoin in triple overtime. Plus Williams outlasted Tufts and FDU-Florham and Kean kept their seasons going in dramatic fashion.
Women's wrap: DePauw's 58-win streak endsFour teams finished perfect regular seasons, but not DePauw. Ohio Wesleyan handed the Tigers their first loss in nearly 24 months and head into the NCAC tournament on a high note. More in Saturday's women's wrapup.
Hoopsville on Demand: Conference countdownDave McHugh hit teams still in the hunt. Whether sitting pretty as a top seed like the Whitworth and Central men, in the hunt like the St. Mary's (Minn.) and Haverford women, or trying to get a home game, or just qualify. Plus one hardy group of seven players has a 16-hour bus ride ahead of them. Find out who.
Doing it all at DefianceA three-sport athlete is just who Kim Bingley is. She always has been. She moves from soccer in the fall to basketball in the winter to track and field in the spring. More in Around the Region.
Service to community, countrySamantha Perez and Amber Rice don't play for the same team and their paths as college basketball players have very different looks. But they define what being an NCAA Division III college athlete is all about. A #whyd3 story in Around the Region.
NCAA releases second set of regional rankingsBeing ranked doesn't mean you're going to the NCAA Tournament, but the higher you are, the more upset-proof you might be.
Wednesday men: Putting it all togetherThe conference playoff pictures are coming together. Mount Union, Wooster and Rose-Hulman grabbed top seeds while Montclair State extended its season. Plus W&J and Susquehanna won at the buzzer.
Wednesday women: Another milestoneAshley Roser scored her 2,000th career point, while Eastern Mennonite clinched the top seed in the ODAC tournament and more in Wednesday's wrapup.
Team of the WeekThis week's honorees hail from Bethany, Catholic, Central, Coe, Loras, Montclair State, Olivet, Rochester and Wesley. What went on in the Iowa Conference last week? It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Castleton goes back to pushing the paceA high-octane offense helped the Spartans make the NCAA Tournament two years ago. After they dialed it back for a while, however, Castleton is looking System-atic again. More in Around the Region.
Royals flush with winsWith both teams standing tall at 20-3, there's reason to think that the good-ol' days might be back in Scranton, Pa. Rob Knox has more in Around the Region.
Baptist Bible coach to focus on AD roleMike Show, the longest-tenured head coach in Baptist Bible's history, will step down at the end of the season. Show will remain athletic director.
Elizabethtown women reach 1,000-win markUntil now, the 1,000-win plateau in women's college basketball was solely inhabited by Division I's elite: Tennessee and Louisiana Tech. Now Etown has joined them as well.
Staten Island, others break into Top 25Three new men's teams and one new women's team join the Top 25 polls this week.
Hoopsville on demand: Another crazy weekPat Coleman came on to talk about interesting coaching moves. Guests also included Castleton State and No. 25 UT-Tyler women's programs along with No. 7 Amherst, Baptist Bible, No. 21 Randolph-Macon, and Rose-Hulman men's teams. Check it out!
Whitmore back in Division IIIFormer longtime Colby coach Dick Whitmore took over when Thomas let its coach go this week. And he's actually the fourth coach at Thomas in the past 12 months.
Men's wrap: Cabrini's streak endsAbe Valentine's day (36 points) helped Baptist Bible take down the No. 2 Cavaliers, while Stevens Point survived, St. Norbert continued its streak and Wesley picked up a big road win. More in Saturday's men's wrapup.
Women's wrap: Crowning achievementHope, UW-Whitewater and Texas Lutheran secured conference championships while Illinois Wesleyan delayed Carthage's celebration for now. Plus Tufts finished a perfect season in the NESCAC. More in Saturday's wrap.
Nee out after 'incident' at Merchant MarineSources tell that coach Danny Nee is no longer on the sidelines for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's basketball team, and has not been there since mid-January.
Vote D-III in dunk contestLesley's Mike Kaufman, Lycoming's Kevin Anthony, Lynchburg's Manny Hernandez and Hampden-Sydney's Khobi Williamson need your vote for the Dark Horse Dunker. Support the D-III guys!
Friday night: Whitman win streak continuesWhitman defeated George Fox to remain unbeaten and win their school-record 22nd game, while Chicago rolled over NYU on the road and Connecticut College shocked Williams.
Hoopsville On Demand: Project celebrationDave McHugh celebrated the successful Hoopsville Fundraising Project. Guests included No. 3 Hope, Maryville (Tenn.), Stevenson & Trinity (Texas) women's teams and Nazareth, Pomona-Pitzer, St. Mary's (Md.), and No. 15 Wittenberg on the men's side. Catch-up On Demand!
Around the Region: Don't judge too quicklyNot much was expected of Brandeis in women's basketball this season, but the Judges have made it through the first half of the UAA schedule, and then some, with flying colors.
NCAA releases regional rankingsThe first set of NCAA Division III regional rankings are in. Where does your team rate?
The latest Team of the WeekThe Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, has representatives from Grinnell, Millsaps, Montclair State, Rhode Island College, Rhodes, Rose-Hulman, Wheaton (Mass.) and Whitworth.
Women: From a different angleThe first regional rankings gave us a different take on close conference races. Then Wednesday night's games in the OAC and CAC provided another angle on who has the advantage. Check out the recap of who is on top of both. Plus, Clark's coach reached 500 wins.
From Costa Rica to the CCIWIllinois Wesleyan men’s coach Ron Rose said his team is focused on the journey this season. He didn't quite mean this offseason trip to Costa Rica, but he could have. More in Around the Region.
Around the Region: Investigating CSIStaten Island has rolled off a 19-game winning streak. Has that gotten them a lot of national respect? Not so far.
Taylor brings new spirit to SalemSatavia Taylor brings a little Chicago Public League toughness to the Great South Athletic Conference and Salem College is 19-4 because of it.
Babson rallies to stun No. 5 TuftsThe visiting Beavers stormed back from a 19-point halftime deficit to stun previously undefeated Tufts on the road on Tuesday night.
Tight battle for No. 1 spotThe men's Top 25 came down to a difference of just a few No. 1 votes at the top. After UW-Stevens Point's loss last week, the team most affected wasn't UWSP or Cabrini.
In women's poll, it's a fight for No. 2DePauw ran its winning streak to 56 consecutive games this week, so the battle in the poll is for second place, where five teams got votes. Check out the full women's Top 25.
Hoopsville On Demand: Movers and shakersDave McHugh talked to some teams flying under the radar. From University of New England and Cornell women's teams to the Centre, Husson, and Richard Stockton men, hear why some seasons aren't getting as much love. Catch up On Demand!
Saturday men: Fighting for positionBabson sent No. 3 WPI to its second consecutive defeat, Randolph-Macon won its 13th in a row, while many more teams are chasing homecourt advantage for conference playoffs.
Women: Tommies pull even, Tufts pulls awayTufts and St. Thomas had little trouble with their fellow ranked conference rivals in Saturday's early action, plus a rare close game for Thomas More and overtime results shape the MWC, Centennial and Liberty League races.
Friday wrap: Buzz killThe Yellowjackets ended Washington U's long winning streak and No. 24 New York U. gained ground on the Bears. Plus Plattsburgh State pulled closer to Brockport State in the SUNYAC and Mark Edwards hit a major milestone for the Wash U. men.
Thursday wrap: WPI, Wesley fallEmerson took down a Top Five team for the second time, while York (Pa.), well ... won for just the fourth time all season. Check out Thursday night's wrap.
Tommies, Nord reaching for the topConner Nord would be distraught if he is never part of a national championship at St. Thomas. That may seem like a lofty goal, but not necessarily, given the recent success of the program.
Point taken downThe odds are long that UW-Whitewater can still win the WIAC, but they took a big step toward that goal by beating UW-Stevens Point 81-76 in overtime. Get the finals from tonight's action with recaps to follow shortly.
Men's wrap: Point taken downUW-Whitewater edged UW-Stevens Point in overtime and ended the Pointers' bid to run the table in the WIAC. Wheaton (Ill.) beat Carthage to claim first in the WIAC and Hope stifled archrival Calvin. More in Wednesday's recap.
Women's wrap: Carthage still rollingThe Lady Reds were in the black even without their top player, while every other ranked team won. The Wednesday women's wrap.
Courson's come a long way for Oglethorpe"A lot of people have invested time in me to help make me a better basketball player, and it's been a tremendous help to me," Oglethorpe's Tyler Courson says. More in Around the Region.
Scarlet Raiders tearing through NJACLife has been so great lately for Rutgers-Newark men’s basketball coach Joe Loughran that the only inconvenience he has experienced over the past four weeks has been one late arrival to work. More in Around the Region.
WhyD3: To play basketball, volleyball; major in biologyIn her junior year at Trinity, Hannah Brickley felt like she was missing out. For the volleyball star, returning to basketball was the answer. A #whyd3 story.
ODACcess: A thriller at EMUThe ODACcess Project team had seen excellent basketball, but none of the games we had covered had been truly close. That was, before this weekend.
Team of the WeekPlayers from Goucher, Oberlin, Thomas More, Wheaton (Mass.), William Paterson, Babson, Franklin, Montclair State, Muhlenberg and St. Vincent make up this week's honor roll, presented by Scoutware.
Hoopsville Super Bowl Show!Hoopsville aired earlier today and covered the crazy week of basketball while looking head at the final month of the season. Dave McHugh talked to Eastern Mennonite women and Colby, MacMurry, Morrisville St., and UW-Whitewater men's teams. Watch the show On Demand!
Bears win the big gameNo, not that "big game" and not those Bears. After rallying at Rochester on Friday night, No. 2 Washington U. beat No. 16 Emory in Atlanta on Sunday to finish an impressive weekend road trip. Check out the recap.
Saturday men's wrap: Cabrini, WPI surviveTwo top five teams each won by one on Saturday, while Albertus Magnus got rolled on the road and two ranked NCAC teams lost. More in Saturday's wrap.
Women's wrap: First of allChristopher Newport ended York's undefeated run and pulled into a virtual tie for first place in the CAC while St. Mary's (Minn.) kept first place to itself in the MIAC. Plus Amherst found enough offense for a key win and DePauw survived a scare from an unlikely foe.
Friday wrap: Amherst falls; Williams and Wash U. rallyNo. 7 Washington University and No. 11 Williams rallied from late second-half deficits, but No. 3 Amherst let one get away, as Colby pulled away to hand the Lord Jeffs their first NESCAC loss. More in Friday's wrapup.
Hoopsville's marathon day: 40 guests, 12-plus hours, but just one hostDave McHugh spent an incredible 12 consecutive hours behind the mic on Thursday with newsmakers from across Division III basketball!
Men's wrap: All four oneAfter Ohio Wesleyan edged Wooster on Wednesday night, there is a four-way tie for first in the NCAC. Plus Augustana dropped another game and Aaron Walton-Moss worked his magic again. Get the men's recap inside.
Women: Closer to the finishHope moved closer to another MIAA championship, while Moravian closed the gap on Scranton in the Landmark race. Plus UW-La Crosse stunned UW-Oshkosh and the MIAC and Commonwealth Conference races stayed close. Get the recap from Wednesday's women's action.
Warriors press on at Eastern Conn.Two years removed from a disastrous season, and a few weeks after two guards tore their ACLs on consecutive days, the Eastern Connecticut women are firmly in the Little East hunt. More in Around the Region.
Dayon sisters take FDU-Florham to next levelTwin sisters Kyra and Kara Dayon came to FDU-Florham from Trenton and have helped lift the Devils into the Top 10. Plus St. Joseph's (Bklyn.)'s legal eagle and much more.
Maryville has eyes on MarchMaryville (Tenn.) is chasing its 20th NCAA Tournament bid, and Lauren Burnett is the one leading the Scots there. More in Around the Region.
Bolstered St. Norbert on a rollWhat could be better than returning all five starters from a team that won a league championship, claimed the conference tournament and reached the NCAA tournament? How about adding a former Division I player? More in Around the Region. Team of the WeekOur weekly honor roll, honoring the best player at each position, is the Team of the Week. It's in its 17th season, and is presented by Scoutware.
Falcons crest a little higherAlbertus Magnus held off previously unbeaten Purchase State on Monday night, and the Falcons stayed perfect against Division III foes. Check out the recap, including the big numbers posted by the Falcons' Darius Watson and Purchase's Andre Nixon.
Hoopsville On Demand: Conference battlesBeing in position on top of a conference this time of year is important. Sunday, Dave McHugh talked to many who are: No. 11 York (Pa.) and No. 13 Montclair State women along with Babson, Guilford, and Marian for the men. Plus D3 student-athletes and music combine at Washington College. Watch On Demand!
Hood's fallaway knocks down MessiahCheck out how Hood upset No. 17 Messiah, plus other buzzer beaters from the 2013-14 season.
Men: Wooster picks up first D-III lossDePauw knocked off No. 2 Wooster, both ranked CCIW teams lost on the road, top-ranked UWSP got another incredible performance and more in Saturday's men's action.
Women's wrap: York, FDU-Florham still unbeatenThe Spartans and Devils each improved to 17-0, while DePauw and Thomas More cruised and more in Saturday's women's action.
Friday wrap: NYU women take down EmoryThe Violets handed the seventh-ranked Eagles their first loss, while Millsaps knocked off Rhodes and the Centre men defeated Oglethorpe. More in the Friday wrapup.
Tonight's scores, video, live statsUW-Platteville tangles with unbeaten UW-Stevens Point, Amherst and Williams square off, St. Norbert's women's coach goes for her 600th career win and more. Follow tonight's games on!
Men's wrap: On a roll on the roadAmherst won at rival Williams and UW-Stevens Point took care of UW-Platteville on the road on Wednesday night. Plus Randolph-Macon picked up a key win in the ODAC race while Franklin and Marshall closed the gap on Dickinson in the Centennial.
Women: St. Norbert coach wins 600th gameConnie Tilley picked up the milestone win in her hometown, Lebanon Valley lost at home to a 5-11 team, Williams beat archrival Amherst and much more from Wednesday night.
Helping find hope through hoopsPeter Kazickas has been to Zimbabwe twice as part of the Hoops 4 Hope program and his attitude has rubbed off on the rest of the Hamilton men's basketball team. More in Around the Region.
Around the Region: Still rising aboveIn the offseason, Andre Simon worked on adding an extra dimension to his game and it's paid off for Randolph-Macon, which is tied for first in the ODAC. More in Around the Region.
One more item off the listDespite reaching the Elite Eight last March, Whitman had never won at George Fox or won the Northwest Conference title. They took care of one of those this past weekend, however. More in Around the Region.
Maine Maritime's Murphy says he'll retireChris Murphy, who has been coaching the Mariners for 22 seasons, will retire from coaching following the season.
ODACcess: A big man who does the little thingsBy the numbers, W&L captain Jim Etling might not stand out so much. The fact that he gets on the court at all should be remarkable, though. More from ODACcess. Team of the WeekOur weekly honor roll, honoring the best player at each position, is the Team of the Week. It's in its 17th season, and is presented by Scoutware.
Latest Top 25 pollsOnly one team drops out and joins in the women's poll and just two in the men's poll. But for both No. 25 teams, it's their first time ranked in our poll.
Hoopsville On Demand: Conference landscapeWe are rounding the corner of conference action as Dave McHugh talked to No. 13 Augustana, Concordia (Wis.), Eastern Connecticut, No. 20 Ferrum, and UMHB to get a gauge of who we will be talking about in six weeks. Watch the show On Demand!
Men's wrap: Wooster beats archrivalThe Scots handed Wittenberg their second loss of the week, while Wesley beat another ranked team. That and more in Saturday's men's wrap.
Women's wrap: At Whit's endThat's where George Fox's winning streak finished when the Missionaries beat the Bruins on Saturday night. Kean turned back the clock against Montclair State and the top of the MIAC standings got even more crowded.
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The latest from ODACcessSidney Helfer and Dominic Pody continue their trip through the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, putting on the miles to reach the ODAC's North Carolina outpost in Guilford.
Friday: Tufts breaks throughThe Jumbos beat Amherst for the first time in seven years in a battle of undefeated teams while George Fox opened a key weekend with a close win. Plus Williams sweeps Bowdoin and the Hartwick men win a wild one.
Around the RegionThis week's Around the Region columns feature Cal Lutheran, Endicott, Johns Hopkins, Olivet and Wesley, plus notes from around Division III.
New Paltz ends 13-year droughtNew Paltz's last victory over conference-foe Oswego came on Jan. 20, 2001. On Tuesday night, the Hawks ended that streak.
Wednesday wrap: Up and overThe Stevenson men and UW-Oshkosh women went to overtime to upend ranked opponents. Plus another unbeaten team lost on the road and the Carthage women won at Wheaton (Ill.).
Women: Oshkosh, Carthage win Top 25 battlesThe Titans' Sarah Stecker and the Lady Reds' Stephanie Kuzmanic each put up big performances, while the Stevenson women won on a long shot and more.
Lang finds Olivet great place to play two ... sportsStefanie Lang didn't have much time to get ready for basketball season. Just three days after Olivet volleyball ended, Lang was in the gym preparing for her second hoops campaign.
ATR: Wesley riding sky-highDespite losing the ominpresent Paul Reynolds, Wesley is having arguably its best season ever. That and much more in this week's Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
Hoopsville: Milestones and SuccessDave McHugh talked major milestones with Scranton's Mike Strong and No. 15 Va. Wesleyan's Dave Macedo. Plus No. 13 St. Norbert, No. 18 SUNY Purchase, Albertus Magnus, and Wellesley. Watch it On Demand!
Saturday: Last but not leastThe UAA got conference play underway, while WPI won a battle of Engineers, Amherst knocked off Williams, CNU lost to a fellow CAC newcomer and more from Saturday's action.
Strong reaches 800-win plateauIn a career full of sometimes thrilling, often entertaining and occasionally record-breaking victories, the 800th of Mike Strong’s storied career was one of the more anticlimactic ones.
Friday night Bants partyThe Bantams of Trinity led No. 10 Williams wire to wire and sent the Ephs to their first loss in their NESCAC opener. Get the recap here.
Hoopsville: Surprise, surprise!Dave McHugh talked to some of the surprising teams from No. 18 Mary Washington, No. 20 Messiah, Colorado College and Oswego St. for the men to No. 9 St. Thomas and No. 18 John Carroll for the women. Catch the show On Demand!
From basic training to basketballBefore her freshman year at Newbury, Toni-Marie Migliore spent her summer enduring some intense training. But, for 12 weeks she didn’t handle a basketball at all. More in Around the Region.
Tillema, UWSP trying againTyler Tillema was a freshman on UW-Stevens Point's last national title team. He and fellow seniors Trevor Haas and Clayton Heuer are trying to return to the top. More in Around the Region.
Men: Home sweet homeNo. 9 Wittenberg rallied twice at home to beat No. 22 Ohio Wesleyan while No. 12 Augustana rode the hot hand past visiting Illinois Wesleyan. Plus Wesley rolls and UW-Stevens point survives on Wednesday night.
Women: JCU keeps Bombers blueJohn Carroll overcame adversity on and off the court to win at Ithaca while Mike Durbin won his 600th game and Leb Val and UWW beat previously unbeaten opponents. That and more from Wednesday.
Lions roaring at TCNJIf former players of The College of New Jersey women’s basketball program strolled into a recent practice, they would think they were in the wrong place.
Sky-high at Colorado CollegeRyan Milne and Colorado College are happy with a 7-2 start that includes a loss to a Division I opponent. But they're not satisfied. More in Around the Region.
Hoopsville On Demand: Back on Sunday!Hoopsville returned to Sunday nights as Dave McHugh talked to No. 8 WPI, NO. 18 CNU and Defiance on the men's side and No. 8 Tufts and No. 13 Emory on the women's side. Watch it On Demand!
Saturday men's wrap: Messiah, Purchase stay perfectBeen waiting for the new Top 25? It comes Monday. Meanwhile, some men's teams Saturday made it known they expect to be in consideration.
Women's wrap: Bowdoin falls, UWW reboundsRhode Island College knocked off the Polar Bears, while the Warhawks bounced back from back-to-back losses. Meanwhile, Mike Strong is three wins from 800.
Hawks down Bombers in E8 openerHartwick opened Empire 8 play with a win against No. 18 Ithaca, the first for the Hawks at home since 2004. Get the recap from Friday night here.
Salve Regina upsets MiddleburyMiddlebury needed an extra 90 minutes to make the drive to Rhode Island. For Salve Regina men's basketball head coach Sean Foster, it was worth the wait. Team of the WeekThis week's full Team of the Week, our weekly honor roll presented by Scoutware.
Monday: Happy NEWMAC yearBabson picked up another win over a Top 25 opponent for the NEWMAC. Plus the DePauw women cleared another major hurdle potentially on its way to another undefeated regular season.
D3hoops Classic: Reds roll, Pointers perservereCarthage used a series of big runs to defeat UW-Whitewater, and UW-Stevens Point held off Whitman in an overtime classic. Get the recap from Day 3.
Sunday: Running the gantletOhio Wesleyan started a tough stretch with a win over over No. 15 Marietta while Albertus Magnus nearly gave D3 its second win over a D1 foe this year. Plus the York women edge Stevens Point in Atlanta.
D3hoops Classic: Pointers win tough battleTop-ranked UW-Stevens Point got its biggest test of the season and UW-Platteville handed George Fox its first D-III loss in Vegas. Here's the recap from Day 2.
D3hoops Classic: George Fox wins bigA.J. Grant and Spencer Bolte combined for 54 points in a 100-81 win, while Baruch held off Southwestern and Bridgewater State defeated Ramapo in Day 1 in Vegas. Classic live videoOhio Northern knocked off Baruch. Can it do the same to UW-Whitewater? Watch the final day from the Classic.
Saturday: Point, Hope still perfectNo. 1 UW-Stevens Point cruised past No. 7 St. Thomas at home, and the Hope women went to overtime in Florida to stay perfect. Plus the Illinois Wesleyan men kept rolling on the road.
Titans take their tenthNo. 21 UW-Oshkosh is the first women's team to 10 wins this season, thanks to clutch free throw shooting against St. Norbert. Get the recap of Monday night's marquee matchup here.
Nightly wrap: Two for TuesdayThree games went to double overtime on Tuesday night one of which resulted in a big win for Mary Washington. Plus the Montclair State women get back on track and Coe knocks off Carthage.
Saturday: Close encountersLate shots sent Merchant Marine to overtime, Concordia (Wis.) to victory and Mary Washington to first place. Plus Guilford's Kayla Adams saved her best for overtime against Greensboro.
Hixon wins 700th gameAmherst coach Dave Hixon reached the milestone with a win at Babson on Tuesday night, becoming just the fourth D-III men's basketball head coach to get to 700.
Hoopsville On Demand: New No. 1 and Salem until '18Dave McHugh talked to the new No. 1 men's team, discussed driving 11 hours in a winter storm to get a win, and more on the decision to keep the championships in Salem through 2018.
ATR: Overcoming heartbreakFor Kathleen Phillips, Heidelberg's season has been as much about rising up as it has about overcoming heartbreak. More in Around the Region.
Future Final Four sites announcedThe men's Final Four will be hosted in a familiar place, while the women's championships will be hosted in at least three venues between now and 2018.
Wednesday wrap: That's the PointWhy is UW-Stevens Point ranked No. 1 right now? Because of wins like this one against Whitewater. Plus the Vassar women stay undefeated by knocking off Montclair State.
Around the RegionFor Brockport State, home is on the road, while the NJAC is heading for a crazy season in men's basketball. More in Around the Region.
Smith: 50 years at the helmIn his 50th season as the basketball coach at St. John's, Jim Smith reflects on a half-century and where the game has come from and gone. More in Around the Region.
Pointers new men's No. 1 teamUnbeaten UW-Stevens Point moves into the No. 1 spot and faces a tough test right out of the gate in UW-Whitewater on Wednesday. The full men's and women's Top 25:
Worth the trip for DSUIt took DeSales 11 hours to make a five-hour drive to Maryland but, when the Bulldogs arrived, they upset No. 12 St. Mary's (Md.). Get the game story from Monday night.
Saturday wrap: Road blockedTop-ranked Amherst and UW-Whitewater lost road games while Calvin rebounded at the MIAA-CCIW classic and IWU dominated. Plus the York women gave Christopher Newport a rude welcome to the CAC.
Hoopsville Thursday: Fighting cancer and moreThere is usually more than just basketball at stake in life. Hear King's coach Brian Donoghue's fight against brain cancer. Dave McHugh also talks to other basketball news makers this week.
Around the RegionThis week's Around the Region columns focus on Willamette's Samoan connection, a unique New England sibling rivalry and the resurgence of the DePauw men.
Around the Region: Not enough hoursIf Arcadia senior guard Victoria Mazzeo had her way, each day would feature more than 24 hours. Mazzeo is the perfect definition of a student-athlete as she crams plenty into her days.
Wednesday wrap: No can DuLoras' attempt for a rare sweep of ranked CCIW foes went down to the wire against Augustana while conference play started around the country. Plus the Baldwin Wallace women upset ONU.
Tuesday wrap: Principia snaps 57-game skidThe Panthers won for the first time since 2011, Bowdoin coach Tim Gilbride hit a career milestone, Cortland State and Ithaca renewed their rivalry and Haverford stayed hot.
Tigers control Sunday showdownNo. 1 DePauw defeated No. 2 Washington U. at the Midwest Challenge for its 59th consecutive regular season win and 40th straight overall. Get the full recap here.
Finalists find tough sleddingBoth national runners-up were pushed to the limit on Saturday night. One won and one lost. Plus the Cabrini men win another battle of unbeatens and the Wash U. women set up a Sunday showdown.
Team of the WeekA great first time through for the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. The top players at each position, from 117 nominations.
Tuesday wrap: Pre-feast finalsSink your teeth into the last full night of Division III basketball before the Thanksgiving break. UW-Whitewater, Wesley and the Bowdoin women stayed unbeaten with big wins.
ODACcess: At H-SC, the history and the comebackThose who were at Hampden-Sydney got treated to a great finish this weekend. That includes the ODACcess writers.
Hoopsville Classic: Panthers bounce backAfter losing a nail biter to Salisbury on Friday, Birmingham-Southern won a see-saw battle with host Stevenson on Saturday night.
Hoopsville Classic: It's Miller time for CavsJon Miller scored a career high 24 points and Cabrini left Stevenson with its perfect record in tact. Plus find out who made the All-Classic team.
Hoopsville Classic: Fantastic finishYou couldn't ask for a better finish to the Hoopsville Classic. Top 25 teams? A buzzer beater? Bonus basketball? Check, check and check. Also, check out the recap from Day 3.
Hoopsville Classic: Cabrini finds its finishThis year's Cavaliers might be a little more polished than in previous years after the way the finished off St. Mary's (Md.). More from the Hoopsville Classic.
Hoopsville Classic: SplitsvilleOhio Wesleyan, Keystone and Birmingham-Southern aren't leaving the Hoopsville Classic empty handed. They bounced back from Friday's losses with wins on Saturday.
Wilmington knocks off D-I MiamiDivision III got its first regular-season win against a Division I opponent in men's basketball in more than three years as Wilmington had the hot hand at Miami (Ohio).
Saturday wrap: Tigers bend, don't breakNo. 1 DePauw was pushed to the limit by Centre before winning in extra time. Plus the Wooster men won a Top 10 showdown and it was a great day to be a Spartan.
Hoopsville Classic: Stevenson makes statementStevenson knocked off No. 18 Middlebury on a full first day of action at the second annual Hoopsville Classic. Plus Robert Kitzinger led the road warrior Trinity Tigers past Keystone and Salisbury holds off Birmingham-Southern.
New day at Thomas MoreJenny Burgoyne remembers the feeling of being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the opening round a year ago. It wasn't fun. More in Around the Region.
Hoopsville Classic: High fiveWatch as Cabrini battles St. Mary's (Md.) to cap a great day of basketball at the Hoopsville classic. Stevenson defeated Middlebury in earlier action.
Friday wrap: Host with the mostStevenson hosted nine other teams at the second annual Hoopsville Classic and posted an upset over Middlebury. Plus Cabrini battled past St. Mary's (Md.) and Hampden-Sydney won in dramatic fashion.
Hoopsville Thursday: Hoopsville Classic, moreThis first week of the season is done. Dave talks to a coach with a biggest upset, one preparing for the Hoopsville Classic, and two players who chose D-III after a year in D-I. Plus much more.
ATR: Moving up from No. 410After going 1-24 in one of the lowest-rated conferences in Division III, Southern Vermont has a lot of rebuilding to do. But under a new coach, they made an immediate impact this season.
ATR: Transy shooting 3's for MaxThere's a lot of talk about 3-pointers the first week of the season, especially in the Midwest, but for Transylvania, each shot from beyond the arc has extra meaning.
Brown nets 500th winWittenberg head coach Bill Brown picked up career win No. 500 on Wednesday night when the Tigers topped Capital 79-55. Check out the recap.
Babson's 85-game NEWMAC win streak snappedTorie Sutherland poured in a game-high 23 points, and junior Brittney Zimmerman scored 17 points to go along with a game-high eight assists as Coast Guard ended Babson's long NEWMAC streak.
ATR: Getting ready for Hoopsville ClassicCabrini and St. Mary's (Md.) headline the Hoopsville Classic, coming up this weekend. Rob Knox has more in Around the Region.
Tuesday wrap: Youth serves Hope wellHope got big contributions from young players in a win over archrival Calvin. Plus coaches at Gwynedd-Mercy and Guilford hit milestones and Loras scores a big upset.
Taylor made for scoringJack Taylor didn't score 138 points in one game, like he did last year. But he did score 180 points in two games. Get the details inside.
Southern Vermont shocks Williams on opening nightThe Mountaineers' new coach talked openly about beating area rival Williams and on Friday, Southern Vermont, which won only one game last season, did just that.
Saturday wrap: DePauw, Cassidy notch big winsDePauw and Rowan head coach Joe Cassidy notched big wins. Plus Stefanie Lang finishes a fabulous weekend for Olivet.
Opening night reviewsThe new season got off to a thrilling start with an early morning overtime game, Top 25 match-ups and a stunning upset. Plus the Whitman women edge St. Thomas in a nail biter out west.
Men's committee chair answers questionsOn the season debut of Hoopsville, Dave McHugh sat down with men's basketball national committee chair Steve Ulrich who answered questions regarding how regional rankings and the selection process.
Around the Region returnsWe have three new columnists working on Around the Region for this season. Check them out and their first look at the top stories around the country.
Mount St. Mary coach out; shakeup at Bryn MawrRandy Ognibene, the only women's basketball coach Mount St. Mary has had, is out, while Bryn Mawr lost its coach and will not even play a full schedule this season.
MBB preseason All-America teamIt's shaping up to be a senior-laden season in Division III basketball, with 23 of our 25 preseason picks in their fourth year. The full team:
Grinnell alum gets drafted into D-LeagueAt 6-9, Keith Chamberlain has size and is one of the few notable Grinnell players that didn't make a name by launching 3-pointers.
Welcome to ODACcessThis season, two basketball writers will be visiting every men's basketball campus in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and writing about it for Here's who and why:
No. 2 IWU downs D-II Winona StateDivision III's No. 2 team opened the season on a strong note, knocking off a Division II squad in an exhibition.
DePauw leads women's Top 25The defending champs are on top for now as we get ready to start the 2013-14 Division III basketball season with the women's basketball preseason Top 25.
Salem, Calvin, others could host Final FoursFor the first time we can remember, the NCAA released a comprehensive list of finalists for future Final Fours. Who is on the list and what does it mean? MBB preseason Top 25The 15th season of the Top 25 opens with a split decision at the top of the men's basketball preseason poll.
Keystone coach heads to D-LeagueKeystone men's basketball coach Nevada Smith has become the head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Development League affiliate of the Houston Rockets.
Three of Elite 8 reunite at Hoopsville ClassicMiddlebury, St. Mary's (Md.) and Cabrini will be on the same floor again, a few hours north, joined by two more NCAA tourney teams for a 10-team event at Stevenson.
Frostburg hires former CNU, WNBA coachCathy Parson, who left Division III back when was just a young pup, has returned, and will face her former school twice a year.
Defending champs set slatesWe've got more than two-thirds of the 2013-14 Division III basketball schedules in, including how the Amherst men and DePauw women will hope to defend their titles.
Still playing basketball, eh?Keene State's Ryan Martin will keep playing basketball after being drafted by the Island Storm of the Canadian Basketball League. Read more about his unlikely journey to a pro career north of the border.
Thomas More picks up SEC transfer Sydney MossFormer area high school standout Sydney Moss, the daughter of NFL star Randy Moss, is returning to Northern Kentucky as she is transferring to Thomas More from D-I Florida.
Brazil: Beaches and basketballBoth Augustana's men's and women's basketball teams were in Brazil this week and provided blog posts for the Daily Dose. Check out all the sights!
Latest moves in Coaching CarouselGeorge Fox's new coach has a short but stellar track record and Union tabs an alum as its next men's head coach. Catch up on all the news in the coaching carousel.
Hamilton named George Fox men’s coachMaco “Shark” Hamilton, who built the Union High School boys basketball program from inception to state champion in just three years, is the new men’s basketball coach at George Fox.
Shaw named La Verne women's coachIt's probably safe to say the run-and-gun is out at La Verne, with Matt Rogers out as coach.
Wentworth names Galloway head men's coachArlen Galloway, who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Cornell, has been named the head men's basketball coach at Wentworth.
Cal Lutheran women's coach steps downAfter a successful five-year coaching career at Cal Lutheran, Roy Dow has stepped down as the head women’s basketball coach.
DePauw grad Brad Stevens to coach CelticsWhen started, Brad Stevens was playing Division III basketball. Now he'll be coaching in the NBA.
Women's Conference GuidebookWhich conferences have fared the best in recent NCAA tournaments? What separates elite conferences from the others? Take a look at this new resource.
Matthews to play for Knicks' summer league two-time All-America selection AJ Matthews gets a chance to prove he's ready for the NBA.
Ferrell named men's coach at OzarksDavid Ferrell was named the new head men's basketball coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by athletic director Jimmy Clark.
Shoup promoted to women's head coach at AltoonaPenn State Altoona athletics has announced Casey Shoup as its head coach for 2013-14. Shoup was an assistant coach for the team during the past two years.
Smiles leaves Farmingdale for D-II; Twomey hiredFormer Mount St. Mary star and Centenary (N.J.) head coach Brendan Twomey replaces Erik Smiles, who left for the head coaching job at LIU-Post.
Briggs steps down at Hardin-SimmonsHardin-Simmons women’s basketball coach Shanna Briggs, who is the school’s all-time winningest coach, has resigned, citing work-life balance.
Combs returns to Division IIIAfter four seasons at Division II Wayne State, Paul Combs returns to Wisconsin to take a D-III head coaching job. Classic 2013 pairingsThree teams from the same conference, a four-time entrant and some of the best programs in Division III are coming to Las Vegas this December.
2008 player of the year named head coachHoward Payne announced that former Player of the Year and current women's assistant basketball coach Meia Daniels will take over the women's basketball program.
Marietta assistant hired at HeidelbergAndrew Bucheit has been named head men’s basketball coach at Heidelberg, replacing Anthony Gholson after the program went 18-33 the past two seasons.
Prock leaves Howard Payne for D-II jobHPU women's basketball coach Joshua Prock announced he will be leaving Howard Payne to take the head women's basketball position at Division II Eastern New Mexico.
Northern Athletics Conference changes nameFrom the moment the conference announced its name, one with the exact same initials as an existing D-III conference, D-III fans were looking for a change.
New Bethel coach comes from TulaneDoug Novak is the Royals' new head coach, replacing Jeff Westlund, who was mysteriously let go in April.
Jones named Eureka women's basketball coachVictoria Jones has been named head coach of the Eureka College women's basketball team. She comes to Eureka after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Division I Murray State.
Former NAIA coach takes over Tyler jobJamon Copeland was an assistant under former D-III head coach Doug Davalos, then a head coach at NAIA Ave Maria.
Harris takes Covenant jobFormer Wheaton (Ill.) player and Grove City head coach Sarah Harris is a head coach again, at recent D-III newcomer Covenant.
Devitt leaves Wentworth post after 11 seasonsWentworth Institute of Technology head men's basketball coach Tom Devitt has announced that he has left the Institute after 11 seasons as the head coach and 14 years on the Leopard staff.
Ozarks' men's coach Doug Boxell resignsUniversity of the Ozarks men’s basketball coach Doug Boxell has resigned from his position and accepted the head boys' basketball job at Bowie High School in Bowie, Texas.
Loyola assistant takes over at Washington Coll.Washington College has announced the hiring of Alisha Mosley as the school's head women's basketball coach.
Bethel men's coach let goBethel athletic director Bob Bjorklund recently announced that Jeff Westlund will not be returning as the head coach of the Royals men's basketball program.
Baines returns to CCIWJohn Baines, the head men's basketball coach at St. Francis, has reached a verbal agreement to become the head men's basketball coach at Elmhurst.
Carroll coach leaves for DrakeDave Buchanan, Carroll head men's coach and a member of the Division III national committee, is leaving to become the director of basketball operations at Drake.
Platteville assistant returns to MinnesotaJamie Rusthoven, a former Minnesota high school coach and an assistant at UW-Platteville, is the next person to get a crack at turning around St. Mary's (Minn.).
Amherst alum: Let's stay togetherThere aren't many people who played for a title in Salem and watched their school win another in Atlanta. Ben Kaplan did and he compares the experiences.
Hoopsville: Should we do this again?Dave talks with coaches and players from both teams in the title game, but the bigger issue was this: What would it take for Division III to do this every year? Dave, Pat and Gordon discuss.
Alumnus comes back to rescue HamlineAfter a season marred by a player's arrest and the head coach's protracted firing, Jim Hayes comes from the most successful D-III program in the state back to his alma mater.
Williamson's March eases February stingAllen Williamson didn't even make the NESCAC all-conference team. But he showed them by winning the tournament Most Outstanding Player award.
Lord Jeffs seize second titleAmherst ended the Cinderella run by Mary Hardin-Baylor and wrapped up its second national title, 87-70. Check out our coverage from Atlanta.
Texans' trip ends in disappointmentAlthough it was the closest any Texas team has come to winning the Division III men's basketball national title, UMHB's season came to an emotional end.
Amherst in a familiar placeThe Lord Jeffs have never played for the title in Atlanta before, but the program has been on the national stage for a decade and this two weeks off thing is no big deal either. A Road to Atlanta feature by Brian Falzarano.
UMHB gets its shot of a lifetimeMary Hardin-Baylor wasn't given much of a chance to compete for the title national title when the tournament started. Good? Sure. But this good is a surprise. A Road to Atlanta feature by Brian Lester.
Your guide to the Division III championship gameWhether you're watching a D-III title game for the first time, or you're a D-III veteran, here's what you need to know when watching Sunday's game on CBS Sports Network.
Scouting the CruWe asked coaches who have seen Amherst and Mary Hardin-Baylor to break the teams down for us. Here's the breakdown of the Cru.
Scouting the Lord JeffsWe asked coaches who have seen Amherst and Mary Hardin-Baylor to break the teams down for us. We start with the lowdown on the Lord Jeffs.
Hoopsville: Waiting for AtlantaAs we continue to wait to decide the men's champion, Dave chats with those in and around the UMHB and Amherst programs to see how the teams and schools are getting ready for next Sunday's championship game. men's All-America Player of the Year John DiBartolomeo of the University of Rochester headlines our 16th annual All-America team, released Thursday night, March 28.
Wilson names first men's basketball coachWilson College is admitting male undergraduates in the fall for the first time and will start a men's basketball program in 2014-15 for the first time.
Scherer retires from ElmhurstAfter 17 years at the helm of the Elmhurst men's basketball team, Mark Scherer has announced his retirement from coaching.
UMHB rallies, will join Amherst in AtlantaSt. Thomas led by as many as 14 in the second half, but unranked Mary Hardin-Baylor kept its roll going, finishing the night on a 34-13 run to reach the national title game.
Final Four is setSt. Thomas came back from a 12-point deficit to knock off Williams and make the semifinals, while UMHB rallied past St. Mary's, Amherst cruised and North Central put Middlebury away. More from Salem.
Ripon coach steps down, will remain ADAfter 23 seasons, Julie Johnson will step down from her role to become full-time athletic director.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Dave and Pat talked extensively about the Final Four, as did Salem regulars Charlie Brock and Pat Cunningham. Plus there was talk about the All-Star Game and player interviews.
Unassuming Thompson lifts Midd on DNolan Thompson hit six 3-pointers against Ithaca to finish with 20 points, but he's really made his name without the ball in his hands. A Road to Salem feature.
Crusaders among Salem's new facesWinning isn't new to the Crusaders, who have averaged 24 victories over the past four years. But a trip to the Elite Eight is a new chapter. A Road to Salem feature by Brian Lester.
Cavaliers put road behind themCabrini enters Salem on a roll, having won 19 of 21 since Aaron Walton-Moss' return, including three road playoff games. But while he can take games over, he's not the only one. More in a Road to Salem feature.
St. Thomas back on scene in SalemEight Tommies won't feel so out of place in Salem this weekend, led by Tommy Hannon and John Nance. More in a Road to Salem feature by Brian Falzarano.
Rosters announced for Reese's All-Star gameEighteen players will take the floor for a show in Salem on Saturday afternoon. Here's who they'll be.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Dave, Pat and Gordon wrapped the 2012-13 Division III women's basketball season, plus looked forward to Salem with Cabrini coach Marcus Kahn and's Bob Quillman.
2013 women's basketball NCAA Tournament bracketThere were 63 games on the road to the championship. Here's how Walnut and Bronze was won.
Tigers made perfection look easyFinishing a perfect season isn't easy, but DePauw sure made it look that way. The Tigers dominated their competition on their way to a second national championship in seven years. women's All-AmericansIntroducing our 16th annual All-America team, including Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Men's wrap: Next stop, SalemSt. Thomas edged Calvin in a thriller to punch its ticket to Salem. Cabrini is headed there, too, after another road victory. Plus all three NESCAC teams advance.
Verkaik, Hunt win 2013 Jostens TrophyCalvin's Carissa Verkaik and Randolph's Colton Hunt follow up their Academic All-American of the Year awards by winning the Jostens Trophy.
So, who is this Morrisville State?After two weekends of defying the odds, Morrisville State arrives in the Sweet 16 as one of the most compelling Cinderella stories in the recent history of the men’s bracket
Tigers take the titleDePauw defeated UW-Whitewater 69-51 to win the national championship and complete an undefeated season. Get all the post game coverage from Holland.
Merg beats buzzer twice to lift UWW to title gameMary Merg hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation and a bucket at the buzzer at the end of overtime to lift UW-Whitewater to the Division III women’s basketball national championship game on Friday night 64-62.
Tigers' surge continues into national title gameDePauw's depth and speed fueled the Tigers to its 33rd victory and a spot in the national championship game.
Calvin showing it on the floorThe lack of respect shown Calvin by the NCAA committee might not matter as much now that the Knights are in the Sweet 16, but that doesn't mean it's not a motivating factor. More in a Road to Salem feature.
A storybook seasonSo many storylines have emerged during North Central's tournament run that script writers everywhere would be filled with envy. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
The Warhawks' inspiring runLast year these Warhawks were sitting on the sidelines, while their male counterparts were making a run to the title. This year, they are hoping for some hardware of their own. A Road to Holland feature.
All-Region teams announcedThe 12th annual All-Region teams are in, based on a record 729 nominations. They serve as a starting point for our All-American teams, which come between the national semifinals and title game.
Galow, Niekamp win All-Star fan voteRhodes guard Andrew Galow and Capital guard Spencer Niekamp won the annual fan balloting for the Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game, out of more than 86,000 votes cast.
Torn knee can't keep Gasaway awayFirst a torn ACL, then the flu tried, but neither of them could keep Alex Gasaway off the floor for DePauw. More about the junior's persistence in a Road to Holland feature by Brian Falzarano.
Eph seniors living up to promiseWilliams coach Pat Manning knew she had something special when six freshmen arrived in fall 2009. Now those six are seniors and relishing their run. A Road to Holland feature by Gordon Mann.
New faces bring Lord Jeffs backSome of Amherst's key 2013 players barely got off the bench in the 2012 semifinal. But Jasmine Hardy and Bridget Crowley joined two returning players and a freshman to lead this year's Jeffs. Feature by Brian Falzarano.
Fans: Cast your vote for All-Star Game!For the third year in a row, is hosting the fan vote for the Reese's Division III All-Star Game. Cast your ballot for one of the eight finalists by noon ET on Wednesday.
Hoopsville: Upsets and surprisesDave McHugh sat down with Illinois Wesleyan, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Morrisville State and Williams men's teams and got updates from Gordon Mann and Pat Coleman.
Rochester out; NESCAC advancesAll three NESCAC teams in the tournament moved on but John DiBartolomeo was held to two points and Ithaca won at the buzzer. Plus Morrsville is still dancing and there will be a new champion.
Women: DePauw roars into Final FourDePauw's roll continued right past Christopher Newport and into the Final Four. Two NESCAC teams and UW-Whitewater will join the Tigers next weekend.
Whitman's fantastic voyageWhitman traveled a long way to beat Emory and reach the Elite 8. Sarah Anderegg talks about the team's trip, including two surprise benefits to winning Friday's game.
Women's wrap: Give me a WWhitman, Widener, Williams and UW-Whitewater advanced to the Elite 8 with regional semifinal victories. Plus DePauw dominates Washington and Hope outlasts St. Thomas in Friday's NCAA tournament action.
Hoopsville: Top 25 matchupsIt was a Top 25 showcase on Thursday's Hoopsville. Dave McHugh sat down with teams looking to keep winning including Virginia Wesleyan, St. Mary's (Md.) and Cortland State men and DePauw, Wash U. and Williams women.
Around the Nation: A pair of rivalsAmherst and Williams are not only both alive in both tournaments, they're hosting in both. Brian Falzarano takes a look at these rivals in Around the Nation.
Always an adjustmentNot much is the same about 2013 and St. Thomas' 2011 title run. Different coach, four different starters, and even the tournament format itself is not conducive to a return to the top. More in a Road to Salem feature.
Whitman's dream is still aliveWhitman thought it saw its dream end with a loss in the conference semifinals. But, given new life, the Missionaries have made the most of it. More in a Road to Holland feature by Brian Lester.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedTen men and 11 women nominated for their skills on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community are on the ballot for Division III basketball's top all-around honor.
Enjoying the rideDickinson scored its first meaningful NCAA tournament victory on Saturday. What's next for Adam Honig and his Red Devil teammates? We talked with him to find out.
Hoopsville Sunday: Teams moving onAfter an exciting first weekend of action, Dave McHugh sat down with teams that are moving on, including Amherst and St. Thomas women and Cabrini and Calvin men.
Hosts announced for second weekendHope is sent on the road, Amherst will host Tufts again, and the 16 second-round men's host teams were named on Sunday.
Ready for the tourneyAfter surgery to remove two tumors from his head and three months of bed rest, 7-1 Joel Neri is coming into his own at SUNY-Purchase. More in Around the Region.
Cabrini advances, NESCAC survivesThe Cavaliers showed they are still a tough out and both NESCAC teams survived first round scares. Plus Dickinson rolled past Marietta in the first round.
Second round: Hope sinks ONUOn the second night of the tournament, No. 2 Hope prevailed over No. 3 Ohio Northern and Widener bounced No. 9 Catholic from the tournament. Get the women's wrap here.
Top 10 takedownsThree teams ranked in the Top 10 lost in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, including Calvin's heartbreaking loss to St. Thomas. Get the first round recap here.
Thursday on Hoopsville: Women's chair and moreHoopsville was back on the air Thursday night -- guests include the women's committee chair, MIT's Will Tashman and coaches from Centre and Morrisville State.
Around the Nation: Stories of MarchATN enters the month-plus of madness with pieces looking at how four teams got here and where they're going: Stevens men, Catholic women, Whitworth men and DePauw women.
Rolling in Rhode IslandAfter a lackluster early-season game, RIC coach Bob Walsh decided to let his players run the show a lot more on offense. And the Anchormen have gone 20-3 since. More in Around the East/Northeast.
Hope just glad to be backOnce upon a time, Hope had designs on making the Final Four in its own gym. But after last year's tournament snub, the Flying Dutch are just happy to be playing in March. More in Around the Region.
Regional realignment comingFor years, hoops fans have tried to understand why men had a Midwest and women had a Central, or why men's and women's teams were in different regions. As Dave McHugh notes, change is near.
St. Mary's (Minn.) coach retiresAfter a 4-21 season, Todd Landrum is calling it a career after 13 years and 157 wins.
2013 men's tournament previewWho will be the surprise teams and the disappointments in this year's men's bracket? Who will make it to Salem, and then to Atlanta? It's Pat Coleman's annual tournament preview.
Women's tournament previewOur annual preview of the women's tournament takes a scientific look at the field and makes evidence-based predictions. Or it makes guesses you can laugh at throughout the month.
Join the bracket challenge!It's time to make your picks -- who will make it to Salem, Atlanta and Holland and who will win it all? Put your D-III knowledge on the line and join our annual bracket challenge.
Do we have your buzzer beaters?We're going to vote again this year for Buzzer Beater of the Year? Do we have your team's buzzer beater included? Check out our list of more than three dozen eligible shots! Sponsored by the City of Salem.
Committee chair answers questionsYou had questions about the bracket and so did we. But instead of relying on vague generalities, Mike DeWitt gave actual specifics. That and more in the latest Hoopsville on Demand.
Updated Top 25 pollsHeading into the tournament, St. Thomas and DePauw have a little bit of an extra target on their backs. Where do the rest of the teams shake out?
Men's bracket released!Well, we can't get everything we want. Taking eight teams to Salem? Fine, but we'll throw in a side of Bracket of Death.
Women's bracket released!Whitman forced its way into the bracket as one of three Northwest Conference teams to get in, while three USA South teams make the postseason as well. Check out the full field of 64.
Hoopsville Championship SundaySelection Sunday Special included men's coaches from Curry, Delaware Valley, Emory, Randolph-Macon & Transylvania along with women's coaches from Emory, Marymount & Regis. And we tried to answer who may be in or out of the tournaments.
While you wait for our projections projections won't be ready until well after midnight. But we're not the only ones studying the men's bubble situation. Here's a couple other opinions.
Sunday: Southern stars clinchDramatic finishes from the South region highlight Championship Sunday's results. Plus the Randolph-Macon men get off the bubble and Springfield stays on it.
Track the women's automatic bidsWith 43 bids being handed out in a little over 24 hours, it's going to be a little crazy. Here's all the games with AQs on the line, including in-progress boxes, live audio and video.
Men: Falcons, Aggies fly highFitchburg State secured its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in surprising fashion, Delaware Valley completed another worst-to-first and Wash U won a tiebreak. Check out Saturday's men's headlines.
Women: Emory, Hope, Florham seal bidsEmory defeated Rochester in the de facto UAA title game and FDU-Florham secured its first trip to the NCAA tournament ever. Check out the headlines from Championship Saturday.
Sibling revelry at McDaniel, GettysburgDerek and Wes Brooks faced off on opposite sides in the men's game, then Cari and Codi McMaster did so in the women's game.
Cabrini, Ramapo punch ticketsTwo teams earned return trips to the NCAA Tournament, as Cabrini beat Keystone in the CSAC and Ramapo survived a buzzer beater attempt from Rutgers-Newark in the NJAC.
Friday women: DePauw pulls awayIt took a half for DePauw to solve Wittenberg with its top scorer out, while top seeds and ranked teams generally advanced elsewhere. But IWU's title defense might be over.
Friday men's wrap: IWU knocked offIllinois Wesleyan's second loss in a week could cost someone a bid, as Augustana advances. Favorites moved on in NCAC and SUNYAC, while ODAC got down to a final four.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show which featured men's coaches from Alvernia and Concordia-Moorhead and women's coaches from Rochester, Swarthmore and UW-Whitewater.
Around the East/NortheastAndrew Lovell takes a look at the conference tournament scene in his part of Division III, where there are a lot of games to cover.
Men's wrap: Cap topped, Point counteredIt took a few days, but the conference playoffs finally produced some surprising upsets with the top men's seeds in the OAC and WIAC losing on Thursday night.
Women's wrap: Bucs stop WhitmanWhitworth knocked off Whitman and put the Missionairies on the NCAA tournament bubble. Plus a long run of consecutive tournament appearances may be over after Thursday's results
Centre looking for redemptionCentre doesn’t bring up last year’s conference title game loss to Trinity (Texas) too often. But forgetting it is impossible. More in Around the Region.
Around the Region: Two views on the tourneyNorthwestern (Minn.) has been to the tournament and faced the eventual champ two years in a row, while UW-Oshkosh's women are just trying to get back there. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Wrapup: Montclair still running, Scranton splitsThere weren't many upsets, but there were still plenty of thrilling moments. More in Wednesday's full wrapup.
Countdown to MondayConference tournaments take center stage the rest of the week, plus No. 4 North Central tries to keep No. 3 Illinois Wesleyan from running the table in the CCIW. Check out tonight's scoreboards:
Tuesday wrap: Rivals set up a rematchThis season has been a struggle for Wittenberg but the Tigers remain alive, with Wooster next. Plus North Central ended Illinois Wesleyan's streak and more.
A half-court game-winnerDid you know we have more than three dozen buzzer beaters from this season? The latest hit on Sunday, at the end of a crazy sequence. Watch them all, sponsored by the City of Salem.
Carr resigns as Lawrence women's coachTara Carr has resigned as the head women's basketball coach at Lawrence, athletic director Mike Szkodzinski announced today. The next coach will be the program's sixth in eight years.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show with men's coaches from Aurora, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Stevenson and WPI and women's coaches from Catholic and Bridgewater State plus Fan of the Show Bob Quillman from the Midwest Region.
Case men pull off shocking upsetTim Chung scored a game-high 21 points to lead the short-handed Case Western Reserve men to a 57-51 upset at No. 6 Rochester on Sunday.
Saturday men: Rossi ties all-time assists markIthaca's point guard tied a decade-old Division III career mark, while DePauw handed Wooster a pre-conference tourney loss and more in Saturday's men's games.
Jumbos upset, Hope rollsBowdoin dumped Tufts in the NESCAC tournament while Hope rolled over Calvin. Plus Catholic, Gettysburg and Carthage secure top seeds with dramatic wins.
Browns' team turning it aroundNew Jersey City coach Marc Brown's team started the season 2-7, and it was some sage advice from his dad, the former Gothic Knights coach that helped him turn it around.
Nebraska Wesleyan women's coach resignsNebraska Wesleyan women’s basketball coach Eric Jensen has resigned his position effective immediately.
NYU pulls off more Manhattan magicNYU showed off its Friday night home game magic again, as both the men and women upset Wash U.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show with men's coaches from Thomas More, Northwestern (Minn.) and Hobart along with women's coaches from Cabrini and Simpson. The City of Salem School of the Week is the Hilbert men's team.
ATN: Never too early for CinderellasThese teams might need to win out to get in, but that doesn't mean they won't do some damage. Brian Falzarano looks at four potential Cinderella squads in this week's Around the Nation.
Winning in a regal wayIf Roy Dow wants to remember his first Cal Lutheran recruiting class, the records books should contain plenty of mentions. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Around the Region: Cortland's five guysCortland State senior Jesse Winter shares a house with the other four Red Dragon seniors. But that alone doesn't automatically guarantee good chemistry. More in Around the East/Northeast.
Updated NCAA regional rankingsCalvin has only one in-region loss, but the Knights are getting dumped on in the regional rankings this year. The latest men's and women's rankings from the NCAA are out.
Men: Still shaking upThis week's Top 25 shakeup vaulted a lot of teams up the poll. Turns out some of them won't be there long. More in Wednesday night's men's wrapup.
Women: The best kind of milestoneCoach Keri Carollo reached a milestone in the best way possible. Plus Dubuque ended Simpson's long winning streak and Wittenberg gave No. 1 DePauw a game on Wednesday night.
Niekamp in the family businessSpencer Niekamp wasn’t born in a gym, but he has spent a good part of his life in one, with a brother ahead of him at Capital and his father and uncle coaches.
Amherst survives 3OT barnburnerWilly Workman made what could be the play of the year in D-III men's basketball in the second overtime and Aaron Toomey capped it off with a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in the third OT to beat Middlebury.
Team of the WeekThis week's honor roll features players from Albright, Anderson, Babson, Calvin, Hendrix, Muhlenberg, Oneonta State, Pacific, Rochester and Swarthmore. Presented by Scoutware.
Massive shifting in new Top 25Some were bad losses, some were understandable, but regardless, there were a bunch of them among ranked teams last week and it shows in the new polls.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show with men's coaches from Hampden-Sydney, Springfield and New Jersey City along with Carthage's women's coach. We also chatted with Pat Coleman about the craziness in D-III basketball right now.
Sunday: WPI gets first loss, rivals splitSpringfield handed the No. 2 Engineers their first loss of the season, while Amherst and Williams split their rivalry double-header and the UR women won at Wash U.
Firing up the DiplomatsFranklin and Marshall has been working on its bench enthsiasm, and Jon Salandra has been providing a bunch of it.
Men's wrap: Hope wins rivalry gameHope ended Calvin's two-month winning streak, Scranton knocked off No. 8 Catholic and more in Saturday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Niemuth wins 500thSimpson improved to 22-1, while Louisiana College lost its first conference game and Messiah outdueled Lebanon Valley in Saturday's early action.
McVean wins 500RIT's Bob McVean became the 32nd coach in men's Division III basketball history to win 500 games when the Tigers topped Bard 71-58 on Friday night.
Big Ws for Wash U, WhitmanWash U opened its big weekend with a win over No. 20 Emory while Whitman beat George Fox in OT. Plus the Centre men held off Birmingham-Southern.
ATN: Why coaches are getting socialNot long ago, Division III personnel were required to keep their Twitter accounts private. Soon, they'll be able to contact recruits on Twitter. In between, some coaches have embraced it wholeheartedly.
Around the RegionAshley Roser was a captain from the moment she stepped on campus to play for Wells' new basketball team. On the way to this, her junior season, she found success on the floor and the soccer pitch as well.
Former CNU coach passes awayChristopher Newport is mourning the death of C.J. Woollum, longtime men's basketball coach and athletic director. He won more than 500 games over 26 seasons.
Juggling it allLife as a student-athlete isn’t easy. It can get crazy trying to juggle life on and off the court, and Louisiana College star Natosha Gottlieb will be the first to admit it.
Finally, regional rankingsNot only do we have to wait 11 weeks into the season, we had to wait well past the close of business Wednesday in order to get NCAA regional rankings.
Hamline, Whitmore officially part waysThe university finally announced that athletic director and former baseball coach Jason Verdugo will coach the team for the rest of the season. The Pipers are 2-8 since Nelson Whitmore was removed.
Whitman finds upset suits it to a TThe Missionaries trailed by four in the final minute of regulation but benefited from a timely technical foul to extend the games and knock off No. 3 Whitworth.
Wednesday wrap: Great ScotsWooster had a great night, on and off the court. Plus Illinois Wesleyan clinched a share of the CCIW crown and a key WIAC women's game went down to the wire.
Piedmont coach steps downPiedmont announced that head men's basketball coach Mark Bollinger has announced his resignation, effective immediately, to pursue other professional opportunities.
Road Show: One night in BrooklynWhy Medgar Evers? People there asked that as well, but the final night of the Road Show had something we just needed to see.
Hobart gets Neer his 600th victoryTuesday night, one Statesman eclipsed the 1,500-point plateau, another reached 1,000 points, and coach Mike Neer earned his 600th career win. Plus the game was huge in the Liberty League.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Monday's show (which felt a little more purple), with men's coaches from Williams, Wash U., and Case Western Reserve as well as the women's coach from Moravian and Shenandoah.
Road Show: Big show at BrandeisIt was a raucous Sunday afternoon at Brandeis, especially for the men's game between top-ranked Rochester and No. 25 Brandeis. Interviews and highlights from the Road Show.
Roeder reaches 2,000 career pointsNathan Roeder hit 2,000 points, including the game-winner in the closing seconds Saturday to lift North Central (Minn.).
Road Show: Old and new friendsTufts and Amherst went through a fierce battle on Saturday, but Bridget Crowley and Bre Dufault were still friends afterward. Plus Crowley met a new friend as well.
Saturday men: Coming up Rose'sThe HCAC race is in Rose-Hulman's hands after the Engineers beat Transylvania. Plus the WIAC race gets more interesting after Saturday's results.
Saturday women: Jeffs tough enoughAmherst gritted out a win over previously unbeaten Tufts while King's slowed FDU-Florham's charge through conference. Plus check out a strange score from Marymount-Mary Washington.
Road Show: Tonight, it's MaineOn Day 1 of the Road Show, there was a chance meeting and a game in Worcester that was close until the closing minutes. Plus a chat with RIC's coach and a Jostens winner.
Around the NationIn the rough-and-tumble men's CCIW, the hard-nosed women's NJAC and the expansive women's ASC, running the table is never easy. Three teams are doing it as we enter February, however.
Road Show Day 2: A splitFriday in Maine took three interviews and two games to get through. Hear from Middlebury, Bowdoin and the University of New England as Pat Coleman meanders through Maine.
Friday: NYU shoots lights out, downs RochesterRochester's No. 1 run won't last long, as NYU knocked the Yellowjackets off 65-51, while Williams survived and the Amherst and Tufts women remained unbeaten.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, with men's coaches from Bard and Wooster as well as the women's coaches from FDU-Florham and Ithaca and Great Lakes correspondent Lenny Reich.
Vassar star has simple goalsCydni Matsuoka has had the same goals since she arrived on campus and helped raise the level of a once-moribund program. They're simple but effective. More in Around the Region.
Thomas More: Don't talk about last yearThe Saints' men's basketball team was just five points from the NCAA Tournament in 2012, but they never have to even talk about it. The memory is motivation enough. More in Around the Region. road show hits BostonIt's been five years since Pat Coleman last took a major road trip, so it's time to go back out on the highway. With Boston as the hub, he'll see nine games in five days.
Wednesday wrap: Races to the topTonight's finals shape the conference playoff picture in the CAC, CCIW and both MACs. Plus the women's side crowns its first regular season conference winner.
Wooster gives Moore career win No. 700Steve Moore is just the fourth Division III men's coach to reach the milestone.
Team of the Week releasedOur weekly honor roll is in its 16th season, featuring the top players at each position for the past week. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday wrap: Cru's controlMary Hardin-Baylor controlled its showdown with Concordia (Texas). Plus the Amherst men beat RIC on the road and the DePauw women built their lead in the NCAC.
Division III men's basketball championships handbookThe 2013 handbook is not publicly available on the NCAA website. However, we've posted it here for your reference.
Division III women's basketball championships handbookThe 2013 handbook is not publicly available on the NCAA website. However, we've posted it here for your reference.
Men's coach at Berry resignsJeff Haarlow resigned his position at Berry College where the Vikings are settling into a new division and new conference.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Monday's show, with men's coaches from Brandeis, Illinois Wesleyan, Oswego State and Ramapo, Rhodes' women's coach and Southern Maine senior Nicole Garland.
Rochester is new men's No. 1The Yellowjackets haven't been in this position in five years, but they took over the No. 1 spot in this week's men's basketball Top 25 with a vengeance, taking 23 first-place votes.
Case ends quarter-century of futilityThe Case Western Reserve women had never beaten Washington U. before Sunday, while the Rochester men rallied to beat Brandeis and stake a claim to the No 1 spot.
Saturday men: Williams edges MiddThe Ephs scored the final eight points to beat Middlebury by one, while Whitworth edged Pacific Lutheran, Wooster survived its own free throw shooting and more.
Saturday women: Yosinoff gets 700; USM fallsEmmanuel's coach reached a big milestone, Western Connecticut handed Southern Maine its first loss, St. Thomas lost again and more in Saturday's wrapup.
Friday night: Geneseo routs unbeaten New PaltzThe New Paltz State women were unbeaten but unranked, and Geneseo State showed why on Friday night. Plus Emory swept Brandeis.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, men's coaches from Catholic, Redlands and Stevens and women's coaches from Ohio Northern and UW-Superior.
Around the NationA former national champion, a former student assistant and a former salesman were each among the people taking head coaching jobs for the first time in D-III this year. Brian Falzarano found out how they're doing.
Around the RegionAfter a four-year tournament run, Brandeis has missed out the last two seasons. But they might be set to return. Plus, DeSales' dual dominance, a Skyline battle and more in this week's Around the Region columns.
Simpson winning with storm of youthBrian Niemuth has seen plenty of freshmen come through the women's basketball ranks at Simpson. But 10 of the top 15 as freshmen? That's new. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Oxy's Brandon threatens D-III scoring markOccidental's Makenzie Brandon made a serious run at the D-III women's basketball single-game scoring record Thursday night and finished with 54 points in a 115-105 win at La Verne.
Wednesday men: Amherst, WPI, UWSP winThe Lord Jeffs dumped their archrival, WPI won a key conference game and UW-Stevens Point and Illinois Wesleyan continued conference runs Wednesday night.
Wednesday women: Pulled back to the packElizabethtown pulled a big upset at Messiah while the preseason favorites in the WIAC and MIAC fell. Plus Amherst and Swarthmore stayed a step ahead of their arch rivals.
For ONU, signs of success are everywhereWinning isn’t new to Ohio Northern. But the Polar Bears' 15-game win streak and No. 8 ranking are turning heads. More in Around the Great Lakes/South.
Team of the Week releasedOur weekly honor roll is in its 16th season, featuring the top players at each position for the past week. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday wrap: Tourney team turnaroundsHartwick tried to turn around its season with a win over Stevens while Hobart maintained momentum in conference play. Plus two women's teams stay perfect in different ways.
Top-ranked Tommies toppledOn a frigid night in Moorhead, Concordia celebrated a 54-52 upset of No. 1 St. Thomas. The Cobbers beat the Tommie women as well, while Albertus Magnus got knocked off.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show, with women's coaches from Baruch and Tufts and men's coaches from Albertus Magnus, Roanoke and Trinity (Texas).
Finlandia joins Great SouthOne of the northernmost schools in Division III is joining the Great South for women's sports as the GSAC tries to hang onto its automatic bids.
Saturday men: Wooster, WPI win conference battlesThe Scots outbattled the Bishops, while WPI won the engineering battle in Saturday's men's action.
Saturday women: Runs continueUW-Superior and New Paltz State each have the best records in their programs' history after Saturday wins. More in the women's wrap.
Verkaik reaches 2,000 career pointsCalvin claimed a 74-54 victory behind 22 points and 12 rebounds from senior Carissa Verkaik, who became the first player in Calvin women’s basketball history to reach the 2,000 point plateau.
Friday wrap: Upstate excitementThe weather is cold in Upstate New York, but the conference races are red hot. Check out Friday's results. Plus Williams beats Babson in women's action.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show, with the men's NCAA committee chair, Messiah's women's coach and men's coaches from Whitworth, Union and Buena Vista.
Around the Nation: ODAC looks like a battleThe Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's race is wide open, yet tight at the same time. Brian Falzarano talks with Guilford, Hampden-Sydney and Randolph, plus checks in on the Tufts women.
Around the RegionThis week's Around the Region columns touch on Marymount, St. Norbert, UC Santa Cruz, Eastern Nazarene and Christopher Newport. Check them out:
Coming way backHow do you turn around a program as far in the dumps as Eastern Nazarene? It's taken Jim Aller and his team four years, but they've changed the culture. More in Around the Region.
Wednesday men: OWU falls, rivalry routHiram knocked off Ohio Wesleyan days after it got into the top 10, while Calvin jumped out to a lead against archrival Hope and poured it on. More in Wednesday's men's wrap.
Wednesday women: Messiah survives, CNU, Ferrum fallThe Falcons edged Widener to remain undefeated in the MAC Commonwealth, while CNU and Ferrum each picked up their first loss. More in the women's wrap.
Letting his actions speakIf you are looking for an indication of the type of player Tra Benefield is for Christopher Newport, look past the flashy stats and his ability to take over a game on any given night. More in Around the Region.
St. Thomas new men's No. 1The Tommies return to a spot they've held before, while the women's poll saw some interesting changes based on Saturday's Hope-Calvin game. Check out the latest Top 25 polls.
DeSales hands Baruch first lossThe Bearcats shot 9-for-37 from the floor and 0-for-10 from beyond the arc in building a first-half hole but led briefly in the second half before falling.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show, with the women's NCAA committee chair, Ferrum's women's coach and men's coaches from SUNY-Old Westbury and Middlebury.
Sunday wrap: U of R sweepsRochester swept Wash U. in the big news of Sunday, with the women pulling off the upset. Ferrum remained unbeaten as well.
Saturday men: F&M falls to winless teamWashington College hadn't won a game all year before No. 14 F&M came to town. UW-Whitewater lost on the road, while Middlebury survived again. That and more in Saturday's men's wrap.
Calvin women lock down Hope, Tommies fallCalvin held two of Hope's starters to a combined 4-for-30 from the floor, while St. Thomas lost an MIAC game for the first time since 2011. That and more in Saturday's women's wrap.
Buzzer beatersWednesday night saw three buzzer beaters (not counting one where the clock didn't stop). Here's two long halfcourt shots, one game-winner and the other 16 from the 2012-13 season to date!
Aboona's 10th three caps Wash U rallyNo. 12 Wash U rallied from 13 points down to win at Emory, with the game-winner coming with nine seconds left.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, with women's coaches from Calvin and Hope and men's coaches from Rochester, St. Thomas and Lycoming.
Around the NationCabrini gets its stud freshman back for his sophomore year, while a Southern Maine player has a #whyd3 moment and Millikin pulls itself out of the CCIW basement in this week's column.
Engineers find numbers lie at WPIA glance at the WPI roster might have suggested this would be a rebuilding season. But instead, the youthful Engineers are rolling. More in Around the East/Northeast.
Cornell's wins come from far and nearIt's not just moving from the IIAC to the MWC that has Cornell unbeaten. It's also because of a pair of sophomores, one from thousands of miles away, the other next door. More in Around the Region.
Wednesday wrap: It all falls apartAs conference play gets started in earnest, the opponents that know you best are beginning to show themselves, with losses by the men's No. 1, No. 6, No. 7 and No. 13.
DePauw breezing through at No. 1Kate Walker is having a lot of fun being point guard for the No. 1 women's basketball team in the country. More in Around the Great Lakes/South.
Team of the Week releasedOur weekly honor roll is in its 16th season, featuring the top players at each position for the past week. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday wrap: Whitworth wins, Becker bouncedNewbury ended Becker's bid for history while another group of Hawks continued to soar. Plus Whitworth upsets the newly ranked Whitman women and the men survived in double overtime.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has the season's first Sunday show, with coaches from Montclair State, Concordia (Texas) and Rose-Hulman. And Pat Coleman gave his take on the Hamline situation.
Saturday men: Bears marooned in openerChicago opened UAA play by upsetting Wash U. Elsewhere St. Thomas cruised and Middlebury survived again.
Saturday women: ONU wins OAC showdownOhio Northern beat Mount Union going away, Stockton handed York (Pa.) its first loss and more in Saturday's women's wrapup.
Entire Hamline men's basketball team suspendedFollowing a fight on a road trip in Washington in which a player was arrested for assaulting a young woman, a player has been kicked off the team and the rest of the team and coach suspended.
Friday wrap: Ladies on a missionThe Lady Missionaries of Whitman knocked Lewis and Clark off the unbeaten list. Plus three ranked NESCAC teams survived close calls in their conference opener.
Calvin hands No. 7 Adrian its first lossAdrian opened the season with 11 consecutive wins, including a victory at Wooster on opening weekend. But Calvin welcomed the Bulldogs to conference play with a reality check. Classic interviewsDid you miss our coverage of the Classic? We talked to a player or coach from all 13 teams and found some great #whyd3 things are happening.
Mount Mary cancels seasonThe Mount Mary athletic department announced that it will be canceling its 2012-13 basketball season due to the inability to field a complete roster.
There's a new men's No. 1Virginia Wesleyan lost three games since we last polled before the holidays. This week's big questions: How far did they fall? Who is the new No. 1? How close was the vote? Check out the new men's basketball Top 25.
Wednesday wrap: Titans, Thunder split openerIllinois Wesleyan opened CCIW play with a double-header split at Wheaton (Ill.). Plus the Lebanon Valley women won a thriller in Amish country.
Team of the WeekWe're opening the new year with the last weekly honor roll of the old, with the Team of the Week for a super-sized week, from Dec. 17-30. Presented by Scoutware.
Vegas: La Crosse, Denison bounce backUW-La Crosse and Denison salvaged splits with the Eagles beating Hardin-Simmons and the Big Red downing Lake Forest.
St. Norbert, Franklin pull Sunday upsetsSt. Norbert dropped the defending champs, Franklin knocked off No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan 67-66 on a buzzer beater and Virginia Wesleyan continued its free fall. Check out the recap.
Sunday wrap: Red Hawks stay red hotMontclair State stayed undefeated with an emphatic victory over Widener. Plus Washington U. survives a scare from Southwestern. Recap of women's action.
Saturday wrap: Mount falls at Witt's endThe Wittenberg women stunned Mount Union and NYU got a big game from a fitting player after honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Saturday's women's wrap.
Wooster survives; UWSP, UWW victoriousMarietta had a look at a 3 at the buzzer but Wooster held on for the win, while the WIAC's highly ranked teams each pulled off wins. More in Saturday's men's wrap.
Piedmont cancels rest of men's basketball seasonThe first year under Mark Bollinger will end up being a memorable one at Piedmont, but not in a good way.
Friday wrap: Back from the breakNo. 9 Amherst and Ferrum returned from their holiday break with wins against undefeated foes in women's action. More in Friday's wrapup.
Lasell player passes awaySean Bertanza died earlier this week of what was termed as natural causes. He made headlines two years ago with a 55-point game.
Young Jackets have some stingOn paper there was reason to doubt Rochester based on what it had coming back this season. But with three upperclassmen leading the way, the Yellowjackets are firing on all cylinders. More in ATR.
Tommies survive top five showdownA hobbled Tyler Tillema came off the bench to provide 14 points for UW-Stevens Point but it wasn't enough as No. 4 St. Thomas beat the No. 5 Pointers 68-63.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, including coaches from Lewis and Clark, North Central (Ill.), Randolph and Salisbury. And Pat Coleman gave his take on the the year's surprises.
A holiday showdownTwo top five teams, UW-Stevens Point and St. Thomas, meet Friday night, plus, Grinnell isn't the only team running The System. More in Around the Midwest-West.
Frostburg State knocks off Leb ValStephanie Straka scored a career-high 25 points, including 15 in the second half in the Bobcats' win. More from Thursday night.
Around the RegionSix years and a whole lot of life later, Chris Shovlin is back at Wilkes. Every day he packs the kids out the door to school, then himself, as he leads the Colonels and tries to finish his degree.
DePauw keeps rollingThe top-ranked Tigers improved to 4-0 against ranked opponents with a 63-49 win over No. 8 Messiah. Get the recap from Puerto Rico here.
Team of the WeekOur weekly honor roll is in its 16th season, featuring the top players at each position for the past week. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Tuesday wrap: Transy downs WoosterTransylvania pulled away from No. 13 Wooster and Franklin and Marshall overcame a one-Mann gang. Plus the DePauw women dispatch one ranked foe with another waiting on Wednesday.
Salisbury upsets No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan, againFor the second consecutive season, Salisbury has defeated No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan, this time on the road.
Kerans gets 500th winLori Kerans became the first women's basketball coach in CCIW history to reach 500 wins when Millikin defeated Illinois College on Saturday.
Saturday wrap: Primed for a showdownRamapo and North Central (Ill.) completed their undefeated runs to their showdown at the D3hoops Classic. Plus Rose-Hulman blooms at the buzzer and Capital gets the early jump in the OAC race.
Saturday wrap: Acing their midtermsOff the court, Division III athletes are finishing their first semester exams. On the court, Hope, CNU and Simpson passed their mid-season tests. Check out the women's wrap.
Northwestern hands No. 9 Wheaton first lossNorthwestern (Minn.) scored the biggest upset of the season season so far on Friday night as the Eagles handed No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.) its first loss of the year, 67-62.
Drew assistant coach passes awayDrew assistant men's basketball coach Paul Seybold, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 70.
Around the NationWhen you're coming from 0-25, it's a long climb to competitiveness. But Macalester seems to have made one step forward. Plus, the coach who left D-I for a better life and the player who took hard work to another level.
Wednesday wrap: WIAC road warriorsThe UW-Stevens Point men went on the road and beat UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks returned the favor on the women's side. Plus Ramapo ripped through Rutgers-Newark in NJAC action.
Team of the WeekOur weekly honor roll is in its 16th season, featuring the top players at each position for the past week. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Buzzer beaters returns!There were at least four buzzer beaters in Saturday's men's action alone, so it's time to roll out the Buzzer Beaters page for the 2012-13 season. Have one we missed? Tweet it to @d3hoops.
Men's wrap: Wheaton, WPI beat buzzerTyler Peters buried a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to lift No. 22 Wheaton past No. 6 Wash U., UW-Stevens Point survived Augustana, Williams rolled past Springfield and more.
Miller's 500th win highlights Saturday's women's actionMessiah coach Mike Miller won for the 500th time, Tufts rallied to edge Bridgewater State and the top-ranked teams won handily.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, including coaches from Adrian, Anderson, Birmingham-Southern, Cornell and Cortland State. And Bob Quillman gave his take on the season so far.
Around the NationBrian Falzarano's national column looks at the transition of former D-I Centenary (La.), which has found some stability in the SCAC, the early surge of the Bard women and how D.J. Woodmore has developed at Virginia Wesleyan.
Baker up from the bottom at BrooklynThree years ago, Kavon Baker not only couldn't crack the lineup, he couldn't even make the roster at Brooklyn College. But that only made him work harder. More in Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
WPI's 3's down Rhode Island CollegeWPI knocked down 13-of-19 of its 3-point attempts in a 79-68 victory over No. 14 Rhode Island College on Thursday evening.
This looks familiarIt appears the Calvin College women’s basketball team has picked up where it’s left off from last season: two wins over nationally ranked teams and a No. 3 ranking. More in Around the Region.
Around the RegionWhen Jared Suderley arrived on campus, the turnaround started at Hartwick. How did that happen? More in Around the East/Northeast.
Setting its sights further afieldSt. Ben's has started casting its net a little wider for recruits after struggling last season, while the UW-Stout men are off to a hot start. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Wednesday wrap: Cards, Caps fallCatholic and Christopher Newport lost on the road and Cabrini lost at home for the first time in three-plus years. Plus the Wilkes women went back to the 70s for a surprising upset.
Tuesday wrap: Amherst deep sixes SaintsAmherst won at Emmanuel despite having a very short rotation while York (Pa.) stifled another opponent. Plus, the Virginia Wesleyan men get a win and a milestone for their All-American on the road.
Down 19, Pitt-Bradford rallies to stun JuniataDown by 19 with 10:38 left and 15 with 6:55 left, the Pitt-Bradford men stormed back to tie the game in the final 90 seconds and eventually prevailed in the second overtime.
The new men's No. 1 teamVirginia Wesleyan moves into the top spot, but there's hardly a consensus about the best team in Division III men's basketball. The new men's and women's Top 25 polls are in:
Saturday men: Rolling Thunder top HopeWheaton (Ill.) improved to 6-0 by sweeping the visitors from the MIAA, while Amherst got knocked off. Stevens and Cortland State pick up signature wins and Wooster shut down archrival Wittenberg.
Saturday women: Stung and stunnedUW-Superior scored a stunning upset over UW-Stevens Point. Plus Cornell made a splashy return to the MWC and Plattsburgh State made program history.
Around the NationWithout last year's stars, Whitman and Albertus Magnus have a new look but are off to strong starts, while UC Santa Cruz is having unprecedented success the last year-plus. Brian Falzarano has more in this week's column.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, including RIC coach Bob Walsh's thoughts before his team's upset win, plus UWW, Christopher Newport, DePauw and the NJAC commissioner.
RIC rolls over No. 1 MITMitchell Kates scored 27 points but the rest of the team only added 17 as RIC cruised, while F&M survived a conference challenge and more in Thursday night's wrapup.
Muddling without MungerWhen Hannah Munger went down for George Fox early in last year's title game, the Bruins almost rallied without her. But three seniors graduated and she is still out. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Men: U of R rally, Hobart thriller open ClassicEight men's teams in the Rochester, N.Y., area played Wednesday in the tournament currently known as the Wendy's Classic, and put on some great games. That and more in Wednesday's wrap.
Women: JCU wins in 4 OT, Messiah tops Leb ValWednesday night brought some women's basketball thrillers, including John Carroll's win, Messiah winning a Top 10 battle and Mount Union surviving.
Back, and even betterHampden-Sydney standout Harrison George tested himself in the offseason and may have come back to campus an even better shooter. More in Around the Great Lakes/South.
Tuesday wrap: Still the champsBoth defending national champs played and beat ranked opponents in an exciting doubleheader. Plus Scranton and Cabrini went down to the wire and the Cortaca rivalry hit the hardwood.
DePauw new women's No. 1After several games among the top teams, DePauw claims 23 of the 25 No. 1 votes in the new women's Top 25, while the fight for the men's top spot got even tighter.
Sunday wrap: Room at the topThe first Top 25 women's ranking of the regular season will be an interesting one. Five of the six teams that received No. 1 votes in the preseason have lost after St. Thomas knocked off UW-Stevens Point.
Saturday wrap: DePauw bears downDePauw edged Wash U. at Illinois Wesleyan where the Titans beat Coe. The Christopher Newport men hosted two great games and a lot of extra basketball.
Who needs the Hawaiian shirts?One coach compared the Hoopsville Classic to D-III's version of Maui, while Franciscan is showing signs of improvement and the Stevens Point women served notice early. More in Around the Nation.
Friday wrap: Men hold serve, George Fox fallsThree ranked teams, including the defending champs, won Friday night. Plus, George Fox's struggles without Hannah Munger continue and more.
Grinnell's Taylor pours in NCAA-record 138 pointsGrinnell sophomore Jack Taylor scored 138 points in a rout Tuesday night, knocking Clarence "Bevo" Francis from the NCAA scoring record books.
Team of the Week returnsOur weekly honor roll, honoring the top player at each position, is back for its sweet 16th season. Check out this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Just like old timesScranton topped former conference rival King's and Thomas More won the Bluegrass State battle. Plus the LaGrange men score a big win down south. Tuesday's recap.
Hoopsville Classic: Transylvania reboundsInstead of reading his team the riot act after a 26-point setback in Friday night's opener against Catholic, Brian Lane turned the floor over to a senior.
Hoopsville Classic wrapupBrian Falzarano looks at why coaches chose the Hoopsville Classic, and the results, whether a sweep, split, or two losses. Plus, Coach's Corner videos and more from our tipoff tournament.
Catholic fires Hoopsville Classic's first shotThe Cardinals served early notice of their legitimacy by reeling off 21 straight points, holding No. 16 Transylvania pointless for more than 14 minutes before producing a 67-41 victory.
Hoopsville ClassicStevenson is trying to get ready for life in the MAC Commonwealth, while Mass-Boston's Miami import is liking life in New England. More from Day 2 of the Hoopsville Classic.
Early risersNorth Central (Ill.) and Virginia Wesleyan shut down their Top 10 opponents. Adrian beat Wooster at the buzzer and Catholic topped another ranked foe. Saturday's men's wrap.
Point well takenWhat looked like a great game on paper became a blowout on the court as UW-Stevens Point pounded top-ranked Calvin. Elsewhere Hope and St. Norbert completed big weekends. Saturday's women's wrap.
Calvin wins epic openerThe Knights topple St. Thomas and Mount Union beats the defending national champs in fantastic Friday openers. Plus Catholic cruises past Transylvania at the Hoopsville invitational. Friday's recap.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has the opening night show, with MIT coach Larry Anderson, Stevenson's Brett Adams, Lehman's Steve Schulman Calvin's John Ross, and Pat Coleman.
Living in the gymThat's a phrase heard often this time of year. But at Lehman, this is literally true, because the school's gym is still being used as emergency shelter for people displaced by Sandy. More in Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
CNU, York open in styleThe Christopher Newport men and York (Pa.) women opened the new season with nice wins. Also MIT cruises, Wheaton (Ill.) crushes and La Roche tops a Division II foe. Thursday's recap.
Around the NationFor most of us at, this week's season tipoff is a time to rejoice at the return of our favorite sport. But for Goucher's Damon Brooks, who was paralyzed last spring, this is a season that starts without him.
Powering forwardOswego State's Chris Gilkes may be just 20, but many of life's tests have come early. The result: Chris is ready to sacrifice anything for his team, his two siblings, and most importantly, his 3-year-old.
Around the NationBrian Falzarano's column returns for 2012-13, examining what didn't return for the Whitworth men, Chicago women and Amherst women, each of whom have a large number of new faces.
Men's preseason All-AmericansThree juniors highlight the men's preseason All-America first team after a year in which just six All-American selections return.
Women's preseason All-AmericansLast year's senior-laden team leads to a lot of new faces on this year's preseason team.
Tommies top D-II Winona State in tune-upWill DeBerg went off from three-point range and Tommy Hannon made his return to the lineup after picking up a medical redshirt as St. Thomas won an exhibition game.
Stevens Point to host '14 women's Final FourThe Division III women's championships will move from Hope to UW-Stevens Point after this season.
BW imposes playoff banThe school has declared all teams ineligible for the 2012-2013 postseason, including both basketball teams. Get the details inside.
Preseason women's Top 25The No. 1 women's team in Division III basketball entering the season has the only returning member of the All-America first team. But they are hardly the only team getting No. 1 votes.
Preseason men's Top 25The No. 1 team in Division III men's basketball entering the 2012-13 season is a team which has never held the top spot in 13 previous seasons of the Top 25.
Let's get started!Practices started as early as 12:01 a.m. for the 2012-13 Division III basketball season, which, for the men, will be the longest season in history. We get you warmed up by telling you what's coming from
Our gift to you on Cyber MondayWe have a new resource for the new season that gives you information on each of the 43 conferences in Division III men's basketball. Check out the 2013 Conference Guidebook.
Seven thousand mile summerFor five Division III student-athletes, traveling in Kenya with Travelbond for missionary work this summer was both "a blast" and an eye-opening experience.
Mississippi College chooses Division IIMississippi College came to Division III from Division II in 1997. Now has learned it will be returning there in 2014.
Makings of a ClassicStevenson will host the inaugural Hoopsville National Invitational Classic featuring eight teams from five regions.
Weissman's story to become movieThe inspirational story of Cory Weissman, the Gettysburg basketball player returned to the court for one extraordinary moment, will be coming to the silver screen.
Kindred makes gridiron splashJordan Kindred, a double-digit scorer for the Eureka men's basketball team, tried his hand at something completely new and had immediate success.
Dougal named head men's coach at KalamazooDougal spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Manchester and UW-Platteville.
Hughes named coach at RosemontRobert Hughes, who has been Rob Nugent's right-hand man at Washington College, will become the second head coach in the short history of men's basketball at Rosemont.
Suttles selected to lead Manhattanville womenWith experience at the Division I and III levels, Josh Suttles has been named the 12th head coach in the history of the Manhattanville women’s basketball program.
2013 men's tourney will spread outWith the 2013 Division III men's title game moving back three weeks, the rest of the tournament needed to be changed as well. Here's how it will work, via Hoopsville On Demand.
Penn State-Harrisburg to join CACFor the third time this year, the CAC announced a new member will join the conference in 2013-14. Penn State-Harrisburg will make the jump from the NEAC.
Knox coach leaves for assistant's jobRob Purlee, who has coached Knox to nine wins in four seasons, is leaving to take a job on the Otterbein men's basketball staff, leaving the position truly open for the first time in decades.
Northland women tops in classroomThe Lumberjills struggled on the floor this past season but were stars off the court, finishing with a 3.706 GPA to pace all Division III women's basketball teams. The full Top 25 list:
Clifford hired to coach basketball, cross country at MSVMount Saint Vincent has announced Kevin Clifford as cross country and women's basketball coach, as well as assistant director of athletics.
Former Rowan champ named Immaculata coachTerrance Stewart, who was a four-year player at Rowan and started on the Profs' 1996 Division III national championship team, has been named head coach at Immaculata.
NCAA cites Caltech's lack of controlCaltech hasn't had many basketball wins to speak of, and now they might have to give some of them back.
Central coach takes Division II jobAfter coaching Central to a .500 record in nine seasons and 53 wins in the past three seasons, Mike Boschee will move on to Division II Bemidji State.
Edgewood promotes men's assistantAfter 11 years with the program under two head coaches, Justin Meyer will get his chance to run the Eagles program.
Transy men back on Kentucky's scheduleThe local former rivals resumed their meetings last November, and after UK went on to win the Division I title, the teams will meet again this upcoming season.
Assistant coach promoted at ArcadiaWith longtime coach Pat Dorney departing to coach at the high school where he already teaches, assistant coach Justin Scott is promoted to take over the men's basketball program.
Stevens named Gallaudet women's head coachGallaudet announced today that Stephanie Stevens is the new head coach for the women's basketball program, returning to the program where she was an assistant coach.
UW-Oshkosh hires coachesPatrick Juckem and Brad Fischer have a lot of work ahead, as they inherit UW-Oshkosh men's and women's basketball teams that combined to go 1-31 in the WIAC last season.
Adeduntan named Wheelock women's coachA former Florida State captain and Northeastern women's assistant coach, Ganiyat Adeduntan was named Wheelock's fifth coach in the past nine seasons.
Handy's the man at AndersonOwen Handy, who started as a student assistant and was an assistant coach under Bill Harris and Mike Schauer, is taking his first head coaching job.
Kern named Misericordia women's coachWilliam Smith assistant Allison Kern has been named head women’s basketball coach at Misericordia.
Former Allegheny coach returns to D-IIIRob Clune was let go from Allegheny two years ago after posting seven seasons of double-digit wins. He's getting another chance, this time as a women's basketball coach at Thiel.
Kalamazoo coach takes job at WillametteWillamette has hired Rob Passage, who has spent the past 10 years as head men's basketball coach at Kalamazoo, as athletic facilities and operations manager,
La Roche promotes from withinLa Roche names former player and current assistant coach Hermie Carmichael its new head men's basketball coach following the retirement of Harry Jenkins.
Engen leaves Northland before coaching a gameStu Engen, who was hired as men's basketball coach at Northland in April, left the college a little over a month later.
Kenyon assistant hired at Pitt-BradfordPatrick Daniel, who was an assistant last season at Kenyon and was previously at Division III St. Mary's (Ind.), was named head women's coach at Pitt-Bradford.
Manhattanville coach steps down, moves upManhattanville women's basketball coach Lauren Thomer has stepped down from her position to accept the top assistant job at Yale.
Former player moves from women's to men's sideAfter Jeb Barber changed roles, then was relieved of his duties at Gallaudet, 2006 alum Brendan Stern moves from Gallaudet's head women's coaching spot to the men's position.
Ithaca assistant moves upConnecticut native and Ithaca assistant coach Alex Ivansheck will take over at Coast Guard, replacing Rick Gaines.
Piedmont hires Ohio Wesleyan assistantPiedmont has announced the hiring of Mark Bollinger as the school’s head men’s basketball coach after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan.
Former Gallaudet coach takes D-I jobWinthrop has announced that Kevin Cook, who coached at Gallaudet until resigning a year ago, has been named Winthrop's women's basketball head coach.
Stepping into big shoesYork (Pa.) coach Matt Hunter talks with Hoopsville's Dave McHugh about following Jeff Gamber and preparing for his first head coaching job since a year as interim coach at TCNJ.
Portland State assistant makes short moveWillamette has hired Peg Swadener as the Bearcats' next women's basketball coach after the program went 1-24 this past season, 8-65 over the past three seasons.
An experience for the agesHarrison George of Hampden-Sydney got to take part in the All-Star tour with a teammate and his coach, and tells great stories of hoops and sightseeing in France and Holland.
'A complete success'The All-Star touring team that just came back from Europe posted an 11-1 record while overseas. New Paltz's Matt Devine sends us his thoughts on the trip. All-Stars see pro ball up closeGrinnell scoring machine Griffin Lentsch and the rest of the traveling team got a look at what a European pro championship series looks like.
Sacred Heart assistant named coach at NYULauren Hall-Gregory, who has been an assistant at D-I Sacred Heart, has been selected as head coach of the New York University women’s basketball team.
Anderson coach takes North Park jobWith the North Park men's basketball job open for the second time in a little over 12 months, the Vikings hired someone they interviewed in 2011.
VanDerveer named coach at D-II UC San DiegoHeidi VanDerveer, who led the Occidental College women’s basketball team to four SCIAC championships in four years, has accepted an offer to become the head coach at UC San Diego.
Goucher player paralyzed in freak accidentA college student-athlete entering the prime of his life, lies in a hospital bed knowing that getting back on the basketball court and playing competitively may never happen again.
Former champ hires up and comerTodd Adrian won 97 games at Edgewood, including going 41-17 over the past two years. Now he'll take on the challenge of rebuilding 2002 champion Otterbein.
MIT assistant takes ONU jobMIT associate head coach Kevin Byrne will leave the 2012 Final Four Engineers to take over a program that last made the Final Four in 2001. All-Star tour setting offThe second annual All-Star Team is embarking on a nine-day, seven-game jaunt across France and the Netherlands. The team is co-sponsored by Sport Tours International.
Nichols promotes from withinNichols has announced the promotion of Jeff Lindgren to head men's basketball coach. Lindgren, a four-year men's basketball player and three-year assistant coach at Nichols, replaces Dave Sokolnicki.
Details emerge on 2013 title gameDo you have questions on how the 2013 men's title game in Atlanta will work? Dave McHugh went to NCAA Vice-President Dan Dutcher for answers.
Siverling named Blugold men's basketball coachUW-Superior men's coach Matt Siverling has been selected as head coach of the UW-Eau Claire men’s basketball team, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon announced.
Huntingdon, Covenant to join USA SouthOne year later, Huntingdon finally gets the call to join its former GSAC rivals in the USA South, while Covenant moves as well to give the league an even more southern bent.
Men's title game takes big stageThe 2013 Division III men's basketball championship game is leaving Salem next season for a one-time shot on the big stage. The Division III and Division II title games will be played at the D-I Final Four in Atlanta.
Gallaudet coach steps away from benchJeb Barber, who has coached through arguably the most successful five-season period in Gallaudet men's basketball history, will no longer be coaching the Bison.
NYU women's coach resignsStefano Trompeo had the unenviable task of following Janice Quinn as head women's coach at NYU, and has stepped down after four seasons and a 61-45 record.
Hunter to coach York (Pa.) men's basketball, golfYork is proud to announce that Matt Hunter has been named the Spartans’ head men’s basketball and golf coach. Hunter replaces long-time head coach Jeff Gamber who is retiring after 35 years at the helm of both Spartan programs.
Franklin hires Division II assistantJennifer Lodge, an assistant coach at Division II Mars Hill, was named head coach at Franklin.
Swarthmore hires new men's coachSwarthmore has posted a winning record just three times in the past 25 years. It's up to new coach Landry Kosmalski to try to turn the Garnet around.
Sweet steps down as Keuka's women's coachDave Sweet, the winningest women's basketball coach in Keuka history, announced he is stepping down after a 12-year career with 179 wins and made four NCAA Division III tournament appearances.
Dominican's Lane to join Rousell at BucknellDominican has announced that Mike Lane, the Stars’ head women’s basketball coach since 2007, has resigned from his position as the athletics facilities manager and head women’s basketball coach.
Bucknell assistant takes CNU jobWith Bucknell hiring a D-III coach, a Bucknell assistant is moving to Division III.
Salscheider named Maranatha men's coachFormer Edgewood men's basketball assistant Keith Salscheider was named as Maranatha Baptist head coach after the Crusaders went 5-22 this past season.
Schreiner hires UMHB assistantAfter losing the most successful coach it's had in its NCAA history, Schreiner picked an American Southwest Conference assistant to try to keep the momentum going.
Engen returns to Division IIIFormer UW-La Crosse head men's coach Stu Engen returns to Division III after eight years as a Division II head coach. He'll take over Northland, which has gone 8-42 the past two seasons.
UST lifts interim tag on TauerLongtime assistant coach Johnny Tauer was hired as interim coach at St. Thomas this past spring. After leading the Tommies back to the tourney, he'll be staying on.
UNE hires Elms coachEd Silva takes over a University of New England men's basketball program that lost its first 12 games en route to finishing 6-19.
St. Thomas grad returns to MIACLaurie Trow Kelly, who played on St. Thomas' 1991 women's basketball national championship team, was named coach at Gustavus after being a D-I head coach the past nine years.
Kean's punishment handed downNearly a year after the news first broke, the result of the NCAA's investigations into Kean were released and include a show-cause penalty and postseason ban for women's basketball.
Burnt out on perfectionism?Pacific's Brittney Anderson is a self-described perfectionist and spent her career dealing with adversity, not to mention the academic rigor all D-III students face. So she did a study on it for her senior project.
Ohio Northern coach gets D-I assistant's jobJohn Rhodes is leaving Ohio Northern to become an assistant coach at Division I Duquesne, having posted a 39-41 record with the Polar Bears in three seasons.
Roussell takes D-I jobUniversity of Chicago women's coach Aaron Roussell, who turned the Maroons into a national contender in his eight seasons on campus, is moving to Division I.
Lancaster Bible coach steps downPete Beers is leaving the position after 12 seasons at Lancaster Bible so the school can find someone to devote more time to the position as the athletic department grows.
Augustana promotes assistantMark Beinborn has been hired as the new head women’s basketball coach at Augustana, having been an assistant for the Vikings since 2008.
Bradley resigns from Trinity (Texas)Athletic director Bob King has announced that women's basketball coach Amie Bradley has resigned. She won 117 games in her seven full seasons with the Tigers but this was Trinity's first losing season since 1993-94.
Olivet names Coles head men's coachSaginaw State assistant coach Chris Coles got the Olivet men's head coaching position, which is odd, because he was not among the four finalists previously announced by the school.
Augustana's Voiles invited to PortsmouthBryant Voiles is the second player this year to get an invite to the Portsmouth Invitational, a key scouting combine leading up to the NBA draft. He's just the fifth in the past 14 years.
Follow the coaching carousel!UW-Eau Claire's coach stepped down after one year, Piedmont's coach returns to the SID office and UT-Tyler is changing coaches for just the second time. More in the coaching carousel. All-Stars announcedSport Tours International and have unveiled the team that will be touring Europe this spring.
Piedmont coach moves to administrative rolePiedmont head men’s basketball coach Lee Glenn has accepted a role as the assistant athletic director for athletic communications at the school and will step away from his duties on the court.
Green steps down after one year at UWECKyle Green led the Blugolds to a six-game improvement overall and a four-game improvement in the rugged WIAC, but said he and his family needed to return home to Iowa.
UT-Tyler women's coach steps downStasha Richards has announced her resignation as the head women’s basketball coach at UT-Tyler, with the intent of pursuing other career opportunities.
Michaels gets Portsmouth inviteAn extraordinary senior season at Whitman has netted David Michaels a spot at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, one of the key combines on the road to pro basketball.
Former NBA player to coach Trine womenSteve Mix will be a collegiate head coach for the first time in nearly 30 years after spending more than a decade as an NBA broadcaster.
Schumacher steps down as UW-Oshkosh women's coachOne of the most successful players in UW-Oshkosh history, Schumacher's team won the WIAC in her first year but struggled afterward.
Buzzer beaters of the yearConcordia (Wis.) surged ahead with 2,000 votes in the closing hours and obliterated Scranton's Sweet 16 shot, while the Gustavus women won comfortably.
Longtime UW-O coach retiresTed Van Dellen is retiring after 358 wins for UW-Oshkosh, only four of which came this season.
Gustavus women's coach steps downGustavus Adolphus women’s basketball coach Mickey Haller has announced her resignation effective immediately due to personal and family reasons.
Former player returns to follow KauffmanIt's been more than four decades since Elizabethtown went searching for its last women's basketball coach. E-town turned to one of the women instrumental in helping deliver a title to the school.
Mullen tabbed to lead Nichols womenNichols promoted Allice Mullen from within after Natalie Soffen stepped down.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Monday's show, with the national champions from UW-Whitewater and Illinois Wesleyan getting their due. men's All-AmericansThis is our 15th annual All-America team, released Saturday afternoon at the Division III men's basketball Final Four, with Cory Lemons and Chris Davis leading the way. women's All-AmericansThis is our 15th annual All-America team, released at the Final Four on Saturday afternoon, with IWU's Olivia Lett and George Fox's Keisha Gordon among the first-teamers.
Whitewater rushes backUW-Whitewater rallied from 18 down to edge Cabrini 63-60 and claim its third national championship. The Warhawks held the Cavaliers to four field goals in the final 15 minutes. The wrap from Salem.
IWU women win first titleGeorge Fox led by six with 5:04 left but Illinois Wesleyan finished the game on a 16-1 run to win the 2012 Division III women's basketball national title.
IWU had the fight in them to win it allAfter a 3-4 start to the season, the Titans scrapped their way to the 2012 national championship.
Franklin coach steps downKim Eiler has resigned as head women’s basketball coach at Franklin following a 25-3 season and an NCAA Tournament berth.
Masterpiece in MaroonWhat do sculpture, humanitarian relief and a mean low post game all have in common? They are all part of Taylor Simpson's remarkable resume. Meet the 2012 Jostens Trophy winner.
Cavs thrill, Warhawks rollCabrini won a thriller in the first semifinal over Illinois Wesleyan. UW-Whitewater shut down MIT to join the Cavaliers in the title game. Get the day's recap.
George Fox, IWU advance to women's finalHannah Munger put on a show in the first game and Olivia Lett did the same in the second to lead their teams to the national title game. More coverage from Holland.
Hoopsville in SalemOur intrepid host, Dave McHugh, is on the scene in Salem and talked with players from all four teams. Get your Thursday night Hoopsville fix here.
Jeffs' seniors know where road endsAmherst's six-member senior class has always ended its season at the Final Four and hopes to graduate with a second consecutive national title. More in a Road to Holland feature.
Warhawks 'return' to SalemUWW has been a regular in Salem, Va., the past seven years for the Stagg Bowl. But the men's basketball program, which won two D-III titles in the '80s, is making its first trip. A Road to Salem feature.
Following the footstepsHannah Munger and George Fox saw the potential in each other in 2009, and now the 6-5 junior center has blossomed, while the seniors could win a second title. More in a Road to Holland feature.
Hard work lifts Titans to Final FourMia Smith has never seen an Illinois Wesleyan women's team work this hard at the school. That's to be expected considering how close they came to the title last year. A Road to Holland feature.
From open gym to SalemFor all of Marcus Kahn's recruiting wins on the road to building a Final Four team at Cabrini, the X-factor in the Cavaliers' run came because of a chance meeting this past summer. A Road to Salem feature.
Kates engineering MIT's runUntil 2009, MIT had never won an NCAA Tournament game, but thanks to three 20-point games from Mitchell Kates, the Engineers are two wins from a title. A Road to Salem feature.
All-Region teams announcedThe 11th annual All-Region teams are in, based on a record 683 nominations. They serve as a starting point for our All-American teams, which come later this week.
Gonzalez's unfinished businessEven with his focus upon winning a national title, Eliud Gonzalez still stares into his rearview mirror and remembers his humble beginnings at Illinois Wesleyan. More in a Road to Salem feature.
Another Tommies team still marchingInspired by the run their men's counterparts made last March, the St. Thomas women will start three seniors and two stellar sophomores in Holland. More in a Road to Holland Feature.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show, getting ready for the Final Four with interviews of both Illinois Wesleyan coaches, Amherst, players from MIT, Cabrini and more!
New faces headed to SalemCabrini and MIT are headed to the Final Four for the first time ever. Who else will join them? Check out tonight's sectional final wrapup.
Elite 8: Jeffs, Bruins still perfectAmherst coasted into the Final Four with a perfect record. George Fox joined them an hour later. Did Illinois Wesleyan get past Carthage again? Read the sectional final recap.
The Road to HollandPlenty of features on women's basketball this week, including Emmanuel, Tufts, King's, Centre and Carthage. Plus review the bracket and more on our women's playoff page.
The Road to SalemPlenty of coverage of men's basketball this week, including Staten Island, Illinois Wesleyan, Eastern Connecticut, Cabrini and Franklin and Marshall. Plus review the bracket and more on our men's playoff page.
Sweet 16: Royal finishScranton beat Middlebury at the buzzer to continue its incredible run, while the Royals will be joined by two other Mid-Atlantic teams in Division III's final eight. Get the sectional semifinal wrap.
Three unbeatens advance, Chicago outAmherst, George Fox and Mary Washington each rolled into the Elite Eight, but Calvin handed Chicago its first loss. The full Sweet 16 women's wrapup.
Around the Nation: Sweet surprisesBrian Falzarano takes a look at four teams whose presence in the Sweet 16 could only be considered a surprise: Staten Island, Centre, King's and Illinois Wesleyan.
Rankis retires after 29 years at BaruchRay Rankis announced his retirement as men's basketball head coach at Baruch, with assistant John Alesi being promoted to the top job.
Not ready to go homeEastern Connecticut's return to the round of 16 has been a long time coming -- 19 years, to be exact. But the Warriors, led by a core group of four seniors, are still fighting on defense. More in a Road to Salem feature.
Tufts brings jumbo-sized defenseNot much was expected of the Tufts women this season, but they're proving the old adage about what it is that wins championships. A Road to Holland feature.
Richter, Temgoua headed to Salem!More than 35,000 votes were cast, and Wash U's Dylan Richter and St. Lawrence's Ralph Temgoua have been selected to the NABC Reese's Division III All-Star Game in Salem, Va.
Wurtz, Simpson win Jostens TrophyRipon senior Ariz Wurtz and University of Chicago senior Taylor Simpson have been named the 2012 winners of the Jostens Trophy.
Underdogs and loving itCarthage came in more than a couple spots outside the Top 25. But the Lady Reds took it to ranked teams in the first two rounds of the tournament and will not forget the close losses. A Road to Holland feature.
Gillespie says he will retireThe 2012-13 school year will be the first time in 34 years that Bob Gillespie won't be roaming the sidelines as a head coach at Ripon. The longtime basketball and baseball coach will retire this spring.
Check your bracket!With the craziness in the first full weekend of the NCAA men's bracket, our leaders have just 47 points. The women's bracket went more according to form. Check in with the bracket challenge.
Milligan, Lemons have seniorityThe analysts tell us March is the playground of the senior guard, and F&M and Cabrini each have one of the best. We look at Georgio Milligan and Cory Lemons in a Road to Salem Feature.
NCAA Tournament weekend updateIf you are just getting back to your computer, you missed quite a bit in the Division III NCAA Tournament. Here's a quick and easy guide to everything that happened.
Fans: Cast your vote for All-Star Game!For the second year in a row, is hosting the fan vote for the Reese's Division III All-Star Game. Cast your ballot for one of the eight finalists by noon ET on Wednesday.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Sunday's show, with guests from Scranton, Centre, Illinois Wesleyan, Wheaton and King's, plus Dave and Pat discuss sectional sites and Monday's NABC All-Star Game vote.
Sectional sites announcedThe NCAA has announced who will be hosting the four men's and four women's sectionals next weekend -- the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight.
Top-ranked Hope knocked outIllinois Wesleyan took down the No. 1 team in the country, handing Hope its only D-III defeat all season 108-101 in double overtime. More in the men's second-round wrapup.
Second round: Comeback King'sThe Lady Monarchs rallied late to upset No. 8 William Paterson and Carthage knocked off No. 4 DePauw in the second round of the women's Division III tournament. Get the full recap here.
Madness hits men's bracketBecker, Edgewood, Carroll, Farmingdale State and Trinity (Texas) all knocked off higher-seeded host schools in Friday night's men's first round. More in the men's wrapup.
First round: Home sweet homeSectional hosts went 16-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, including Thomas More's late rally past Louisiana College. Check out the first round recap of the women's tournament.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Hoopsville On Demand has Thursday's show, with guests from St. Thomas, Salem State, Southern Maine, Castleton State, Rose-Hulman, Carthage and Misericordia, plus Dave and Pat's women's bracket breakdown.
Getting a career extensionJeff Gamber told his York (Pa.) men's team before the season started that this would be his last. It turns out, the Spartans are not ready to let him go yet. That, plus Babson and Carroll in Around the Nation.
Around the Region, NCAA styleOur regional columns this week focus on Ithaca, Amherst, Concordia (Texas), UW-Stevens Point, Rose-Hulman, Cal Lutheran and Misericordia as we get ready for tournament tipoff!
Previewing the men's tournamentIt's Pat Coleman's annual column, which first ran in 1998, picking the likely upsets, disappointments, the great toss-up games and more on the Road to Salem. Who will get there? Read on.
Endress resigns as Augustana women's coachBobbi Endress announced her resignation as the head women's basketball coach at Augustana after a six year stint with the Vikings. The resignation is effective immediately.
Previewing the women's tournamentIt's Gordon Mann's column, a staple, picking the likely upsets, disappointments, the great toss-up games, marquee matchups and more on the Road to Holland. Who will get there? Read on.
Around the RegionRose-Hulman played three grueling games in less than 48 hours to advance, including an overtime championship, plus what's wrong with the Pointers and Cal Lutheran's run in Around the Midwest/West.
Join the bracket challenge!It's time to make your picks -- who will make it to Salem and Holland and who will win it all? Put your D-III knowledge on the line and join our annual bracket challenge.
Following the NCAA TournamentGet both brackets, rundowns and more here as we get ready for Thursday and Friday's tipoffs, including interviews with the NCAA committee chairs.
Jostens Trophy finalists announcedThe 10 outstanding men's and women's basketball players who will be on the ballot for the Jostens Trophy were announced Tuesday morning. The award will be given out in Salem on March 15.
Hoopsville breaks it downBoth committee chairs were on our Selection Monday special Hoopsville, as well as coaches from Rochester, St. Joseph's (L.I.) and Whitworth. We also took your questions and did men's predictions. Watch the archive.
Men's projected NCAA bracketIt's another late night with calculators, maps, pencils and spreadsheets, but the projected Division III men's basketball tournament bracket is posted! Real thing due at noon ET.
Selection Monday is here!Were you away from the computer this weekend? Here's what you missed, plus times on the selection shows.
Women's projected NCAA bracketHere's the projected 2012 women's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket. The NCAA is scheduled to reveal the real thing at 2:30 ET on Monday, and we'll have the show for you.
Men's bracket released!Well, there we have it -- the Field of 62 teams battling for four trips to beautiful Salem, Va., and the 2012 Division III men's national championship. Download the bracket!
Women's bracket released!Well, here it is -- the Field of 64 teams battling for four trips to beautiful Holland, Mich., and the 2012 Division III women's national championship. Download the bracket!
Hoopsville breaks it downDave McHugh had several guests, including our guest bracketologist, and took a bunch of questions in the Sunday Hoopsville. It's always one of the best shows of the year, so watch the archive while we wait for brackets!
Straight A's for Amherst, but upsets elsewhereThe Lord Jeffs won both sides of the NESCAC, but bubble teams got more bad news on Sunday. Who else grabbed one of the final automatic bids into the NCAA tournaments? on the is broadcasting the Skyline men's basketball championship at 8 pm ET. Click here to watch.
Saturday night coverageIt's been a long day but don't leave yet. Find out if the George Fox women can stay undefeated and if Claremont-Mudd-Scripps can beat its arch rival. Find coverage of late games here.
Men's wrap: Survival of the fittestNo. 1 Hope will enter the NCAA tournament undefeated against D3 foes...barely. Plus three teams seeded No. 4 in their conference tournaments are the last ones standing.
Women's wrap: Perfect times threeAt least three teams will enter the 2012 NCAA tournament with a perfect record. A few more will enter it on tremendous rolls. And some will enter it for the first time ever.
Friday wrap: Cabrini, Paterson clinchOne team on each side clinched bids to the NCAA Tournament, while some ranked teams fell hard and could see their bubbles pop. Check out the wrapup.
Bethany on the riseMen's basketball has been played at Bethany for more than 100 years. And yet, in that time, no team has ever been nationally ranked. That ended this week. More in Around the Great Lakes/South.
Around the NationVirginia Wesleyan was led to Salem by a sophomore once upon a time. Can D.J. Woodmore repeat history? Plus items on Southern Maine, Becker and Vassar in this week's Around the Nation.
Thursday wrap: Top seeds droppedThe top men's seeds in the CAC, OAC and Skyline were eliminated on Thursday night. Plus the big four clash in the WIAC tournament with two nationally ranked teams getting ousted.
Olivet lets Gifford goOlivet athletic director Heather Bateman announced that men's basketball Gene Gifford will not be retained, effective immediately. The team's season ended Saturday with a loss against Calvin, finishing 4-21.
Wednesday wrap: Down to the wireEven without any major upsets, there was plenty of excitement in Wednesday's playoff games. Both Wilkes-Barre teams played thrillers and the NJAC semis needed double overtime.
Tuesday wrap: Bash bubble popsDenison's Larry Farmer went on a 17-0 run all by himself to lift the Big Red past Wabash, while the No. 4 scorer in D-III history saw his career end and more on a Tuesday night in tournament play.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Sunday we had Nathan Davis of Randolph-Macon, Brian Lane of Transylvania, Staten Island's Tony Petosa and UNE's Anthony Ewing, as well as's Pat Coleman. Watch the archive.
Fifield, Lambert reach 600 winsSouthern Maine women's coach Gary Fifield and Maryville men's coach Randy Lambert each reached the same milestone on Saturday.
Wash U men clinch automatic bidThe Bears became the first team to clinch an NCAA Tournament spot on the men's side, winning at NYU to cut the nets down in the UAA.
Fifield reaches milestoneSouthern Maine head coach Gary Fifield picked up his 600th career win and the Huskies rallied for their 20th of the season. Full story.
Saturday's women's scoreboardElmhurst travels to No. 20 Illinois Wesleyan needing a win to reach the CCIW playoffs. Follow Saturday's late action with live stats, video and audio.
Men's wrap: Wrapping up racesA wacky week in the WIAC finishes in Whitewater's favor, the OAC sees familiar faces at the top, while the NESCAC, CSAC and CUNYAC each got tournaments underway. Saturday's men's wrap.
Women's wrap: Finishing with a flourishBrittany Parks broke Vassar's scoring record and pushed the Brewers into the Liberty League tournament. Regular season finales brought farewells and fantastic finishes to playoff races.
Lambert wins 600th gameRandy Lambert joined the 600-win club on Saturday as the Maryville (Tenn.) men defeated LaGrange, clinching a share of the GSAC top spot.
CNU withdraws from USAC to apply to CACChristopher Newport has notified the USA South of its intention to withdraw and pursue membership in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Friday wrap: First ticket punchedThe Chicago women are the first team to punch its ticket to the NCAA tournament. The UAA men's race gets crazy and the Buffalo State women clinch.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Big show on Thursday: All three principals in the Cory Weissman story, plus coaches from Lake Forest, Simpson, Misericordia, Medaille, Thiel and UW-River Falls. Watch the archive.
ATN: Amherst is rockingAmherst is coming off an historic weekend and looking like the Lord Jeffs of old, while William Paterson is seeing last season's work pay off and Stevens Point is taking a new approach. Brian Falzarano has more in Around the Nation.
Around the RegionThis week's columns look at Ferrum's roll, the tough road for Whitewater's Chris Davis, Stevens' surge behind Simon Smith, Farmingdale State's big man on campus, Bethany Lutheran and more.
Wednesday's men: WIAC shakeupA day after broke news about a WIAC hockey shakeup, Stevens Point and River Falls both lost to shake up the men's basketball standings. The night's men's wrapup.
Wednesday wrap: Playoffs coming into focusThe conference playoffs are coming into focus with three Great Lakes teams wrapping up home court advantage. Plus Simpson's coach reaches a milestone in Wednesday night's action.
Big man on campusAJ Matthews found a place he could thrive, and is doing so in style, with 21 consecutive double-doubles for Farmingdale State. More in Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
Stevens knocks off William PatersonAvis Benjamin converted a three-point play with two seconds left as Stevens handed No. 6 William Paterson just its second defeat of the season. More of Tuesday's scores:
Classy call highlights Weissman's returnCory Weissman got back on the floor for Gettysburg for the first time since a stroke three years ago. But it was a move by Washington College that made it more memorable. A #whyd3 story.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Sunday we had York's Jeff Gamber, North Central's Todd Raridon, Merchant Marines' Danny Nee, St. Thomas' Ruth Sinn, Keene State's Rob Colbert and UMHB's Ken DeWeese. Watch the archive.
Saturday's women's scoreboardCheck out all the women's scores and remaining schedule with live video, audio and stats. Coming up this evening, a battle of the top two teams in the CCIW, with Saturday's wrapup to come.
Men's wrap: Jeffs win againNo. 6 Amherst knocked off No. 2 Middlebury, meaning top-ranked Hope is the only top four team unscathed this week. The Flying Dutchmen cruised past their archrival. That and more in Saturday's men's wrap.
Women's wrap: Comets shoot past WildcatsTexas-Dallas senior Lindsey Smith had a day she won't forget. Southern Maine ends RIC's streak and Mary Washington stays perfect. Check out Saturday's stories.
Friday's wrap: One rivalry downAaron Toomey's bucket in the paint in the closing seconds gave Amherst a win against Williams, while Emory avenged a loss to NYU. Plus Centre falls and Wash U holds on. More in Friday's wrap.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Thursday we had Messiah coach Rick Van Pelt, Hobart coach Mike Neer, Wittenberg coach Bill Brown, CMS coach Ken Scalmanini, and Franklin women's coach Kim Eiler. Watch the archive, with Dave McHugh hosting.
Around the Nation: BSC on historic runBirmingham-Southern had a great season in 2011 but wasn't eligible for the NCAA Tournament, as it was still in transition from Division I to Division III. But the Panthers don't have to wait any longer.
Schreiner getting known for W'sSchreiner's place in the D-III national consciousness is a record women's basketball losing streak and the men have only been slightly better. Until this year, that is. More in Around the Region.
Around the Region: UWSP on pointBrother combination Dan and Tyler Tillema have grown into the Pointers' scoring leaders, while Bob Semling's team is still trying to make its name on the other side of the ball.
NCAA regional rankings postedSeems like the season is almost over, but here they finally are, the first set of the NCAA's regional rankings. Be sure to read the FAQ as a reminder of how they come up with these lists.
Wednesday wrap: Ranked and ready to rollA few hours after the NCAA released the first men’s regional rankings, several teams in those rankings took the floor. Find out how they did on Wednesday night.
Wednesday wrap: RHIT downs GrizzFranklin and two other Top 25 teams, one of which sits atop the regional rankings, lost on Wednesday night. Find out which one in the women's wrap.
Lebanon Valley thinking pinkLots of basketball programs support breast cancer research by wearing pink uniforms this time of year. But for Lebanon Valley and Liz Borgia, the cause hits particularly close to home.
There since the beginningJoe Nesci has been a part of the NYU men's basketball program since the start. Or the restart, at least. Now the Violets are having perhaps their most successful year since 1994. More in Around the Region.
Tuesday wrap: Cards in catbird seatThe North Central men are on the verge of clinching the CCIW. Plus West Conn and Hobart win in dramatic fashion.
Did you miss Hoopsville?On Monday night, coaches joined us from Christopher Newport, Babson and Edgewood, along with editor Pat Coleman. Watch the archive, with Dave McHugh hosting.
Pausing before the stretch runThe first regional rankings are released this week, so we're officially in the stretch run. Who has surprised? Who has disappointed? Who is the player of the year so far? Here's our take.
Men's wrap: Generals trap JacketsWith a showdown against Virginia Wesleyan looming, Randolph-Macon got rolled by W&L. F&M lost at Muhlenberg and much more in Saturday's men's wrapup.
DePauw rolling; Hope beats rivalThe No. 6 Tigers clinched the top seed in the NCAC, while Hope continued its home dominance with a narrow win against Calvin. More in Saturday's women's wrapup.
Buzzer beater of the monthWe had two dozen buzzer beaters sent in for the month of January, and our voters picked the best of the bunch. Sponsored by the City of Salem.
Chicago facing deja vuThe Maroons turn right back around this weekend as Rochester gets its rematch, plus the Webster men finds their season revived in the SLIAC. More in Around the Midwest/West.
Friday wrap: Wash U, Chicago winThe Rochester women lost their second game in a row, falling at home to Wash U for the first time since 2007, while No. 1 Amherst and No. 2 Chicago stayed unbeaten. That plus a buzzer beater.
Did you miss Hoopsville?On Thursday night, coaches joined us from Mary Washington, Millsaps, St. Lawrence and UW-Whitewater, along with women's basketball committee chair Robin Hamilton. Watch the archive, with Dave McHugh hosting.
Around the RegionThe Great Lakes/South column makes its debut with a look at the No. 2, and perhaps new No. 1 team in the country, as Hope improved to 19-1 on Wednesday. What did they learn from the D-I loss? More inside.
Around the RegionWith a small campus in a state with no pro sports teams to call its own, Albertus Magnus is trying to make another NCAA Tournament run. More in Around the East/Northeast.
No worries for road warriorsThe road was a good place to be for ranked teams, including the Hope and UW-Whitewater men and the Lebanon Valley women. Find out why in Wednesday's wrapup.
Hey seniors: This is itDo seniors feel the pressure this time of year? Time is ticking, and at No. 11 Mary Washington, which is 20-0, Jenna McRae and the senior class want to get it done. More in Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
Brooks reaches 2,000 pointsSenior DaQuan Brooks reached a career milestone Tuesday night, surpassing 2,000 total points for his career for Western Connecticut State.
Dips on the riseFranklin and Marshall has an all-star point guard, a low post threat and a Top 10 ranking. We sat down with Georgio Milligan and Hayk Gyokchyan to discuss the Diplomats' success.
Top-ranked Middlebury goes downKeene State rallied from a 10-point deficit in front of a raucous home crowd and finished with a 15-4 run to knock off No. 1 Middlebury 77-76. George Fox finished its sweep of L&C and more in Tuesday's wrap.
HSU wins final crosstown showdownWith McMurry leaving for Division II next season, Hardin-Simmons made sure to make the teams' last scheduled meeting was one it would remember, with Matt Addison scoring 32 in a 101-95 win.
Did you miss Hoopsville?On Sunday night, coaches joined us from Blackburn and Louisiana College, along with men's basketball committee chair Ken Schumann and regional reporters. Watch the archive, with Dave McHugh hosting.
Sunday wrap: Chicago wins unbeaten battleThe No. 2 Maroons remained perfect on the season, rolling past No. 5 Rochester, while the Emory men fell again. More in Sunday's wrap.
Men's wrap: No. 1 Midd holds onThe top-ranked Panthers survive a buzzer beater attempt, William Paterson gets blown out on the road, UW-Whitewater bounces back, Askew reaches 2,000 and more in Saturday's men's action.
Women's wrap: Thundering backWheaton (Ill.) is back in the CCIW race after Saturday's win. Plus UW-Whitewater beats UW-Eau Claire and Johns Hopkins sweeps Muhlenberg.
The Sunderhaus rulesThere is nothing standard about Lizzy Sunderhaus, the 2011 Jostens Trophy winner who balances basketball and books despite being a biochem major focusing on forensic science. Around the Nation.
Men's wrap: NYU, Emory fallChicago took No. 4 Emory down with a buzzer beater and 49 points from Matt Johnson, while Carnegie Mellon went into New York City on a Friday night and downed the No. 17 Violets. More from Friday night.
Women's wrap: Buzzing through the MidwestThe Yellowjackets start a big road trip with a win in St. Louis. Juniata and Lewis and Clark hang on plus St. Lawrence keeps rolling through the Liberty League.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Thursday we had coaches from Bethany, Lebanon Valley, Luther, NYU and Rosemont. Watch the archive, with Dave McHugh hosting.
Wednesday's buzzer beatersWestminster (Pa.) and Springfield each beat the horn. See all submitted buzzer beaters, sponsored by the City of Salem, host of the 2012 Division III men's basketball championships.
Headed for the MBADivision III basketball players are infinitely more likely to leave college for an MBA than the NBA. Kent Faurote of Edgewood is a prime example. More in Around the Region.
Little guard big on the boardsWilliam Smith's Jackie Murphy stands just 5-4, but that doesn't stop her from being among the nation's leaders in rebounds. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the Region.
King reaches 1,000 reboundsBabson's Kathleen King reached a milestone rebound mark in a win against WPI. That and more in Wednesday's women's wrapup.
Misericordia women's coach resignsTom Griffith has resigned his position as head women's basketball coach at Misericordia, effective Jan. 24.
Tuesday wrap: Little East battlesKeene State and Western Connecticut knocked off ranked counterparts, while Augustana got a little of its mojo back. More in Tuesday's wrapup.
Wednesday wrap: Jeffs beat EphsAmherst beats its archrivals in a non-conference showdown. Plus UW-Stevens Point cools off UW-Whitewater and Wittenberg creates some space in the NCAC.
Around the RegionBrian Lester writes about a Johns Hopkins guard who's found his touch over the past two weeks and more in this week's Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic.
It pays to stick it outThere was a time when Xavier Walton didn't think he would last four days at Cal Lutheran, yet alone four years. Instead, his story serves as a great answer to the #whyd3 question.
Reynolds says he will retireDick Reynolds, in his 40th season as Otterbein's head men's basketball coach, has announced that he will retire from coaching and as athletic director at the conclusion of the season.
Wash U gets help to beat NYUThe shot clock expires, horn sounds, but the officials ignore it. Wash U goes on to score. Officials huddle up and still get the call wrong. Watch the video from Sunday's controversial ending.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Sunday we had coaches from Virginia Wesleyan, Chicago, Albertus Magnus and Mount St. Mary, as well as an interview with the filmmaker following Washington College. Watch the archive, with Pat Coleman hosting.
Men's wrap: Men take a 2-3 punchNo. 2 and No. 3 both go down on the same afternoon as Virginia Wesleyan and MIT get knocked off, while UMHB and CMS each took their first loss. More in Saturday's men's wrapup.
Women's wrap: Amherst survivesColby nearly took down the defending champions, while Albion locked down Hope, Louisiana College stayed hot and much more. Check out Saturday's women's wrapup.
Around the NationAt Western Connecticut, DaQuan Brooks is nearing some lofty numbers and looks to get the Colonials back in the dance, while at Whitworth, a new coach is battling the injury bug.
Thursday wrap: UMHB survives OT thrillerWithout leading scorer Matt Addison, Hardin-Simmons still took unbeaten Mary Hardin-Baylor to overtime before falling. Plus a great comeback and buzzer beater and more in Thursday's wrapup.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Thursday night we had coaches from Hope, George Fox, Oswego State and recent surprise Wesleyan. Watch the archive.
Not looking like the champsSt. Thomas had a tough road to repeat to begin with, with four starters graduated and a coaching change. But things have gotten even worse. Jason Galleske has more in Around the Midwest-West.
Kean women's coach firedMichele Sharp, whose program is the focus of an NCAA investigation, has been removed from her head coaching position and reassigned on campus.
Wednesday wrap: Rivalry nightCMS and Pomona-Pitzer had another epic battle in their cross-street rivalry, while Hope and Calvin faced off and the Centennial Conference had a full night of great rivalry games as well. The full wrapup.
Around the Region returns!For the first time in more than a decade, has Around the Region columns! Brian Lester starts us off in Around the Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic with a player finally getting some attention.
Tuesday wrap: More wins in the CardsThe hottest team in the Little Three is the one that’s unranked, at least for now. Wesleyan scored another upset over No. 4 Amherst. Meanwhile a different group of Cardinals notched a big win in the CCIW.
Monday wrap: Depleted UST falls againSt. Thomas bears little resemblance to the team that won the title, as Bethel wins on a buzzer beater. Plus, Hunter overcomes a 20-point deficit to win and more.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Sunday while you were watching football, we had coaches from Grinnell, MIT, Mount Union and Trinity (Texas) on the show. Watch the archive. That and more with Dave McHugh.
Men's wrap: DePauw does it againDePauw was going to make the NCAC stronger, but like this? The Tigers posted another upset, Middlebury held on, Washington College knocked off F&M. More in Saturday's men's wrap.
Women's wrap: Burst into firstKean has the best record in the NJAC after beating No. 6 William Paterson in overtime. UW-Eau Claire has possession of first after beating UW-River Falls. Saturday's women's wrapup.
Say LaHaye: R-MC coach hits milestoneRandolph-Macon head coach Carroll LaHaye won her 500th career game as the Yellow Jackets buzzed past Roanoke 82-70.
Friday wrap: Big Apple upsetNew York University held off No. 4 Emory and Wesleyan rolled past No. 11 Williams. In women's action, Oneonta State continues to march through the SUNYAC.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Cabrini's men's coach, Fitchburg State's women's coach and Wabash's coach were on Thursday night's show. Watch the archive. That and more with Dave McHugh.
Around the NationWhen we hear the story of a 29-year-old college basketball player, we applaud his perseverance. And yet we wonder: Where did he lose his way? Here's one who didn't. Plus more in Around the Nation.
Cayo reaches 1,000th reboundMSOE senior center Carol Cayo grabbed her 1,000th career rebound early in the second half as the Engineers defeated Rockford.
Watch the 1982 men's title game!Short shorts, no three-point line and future NFL star Pete Metzelaars on the floor. What's not to love? The 1982 men's title game between Wabash and Potsdam just hit the net, so watch it here!
Wednesday wrap: Downed southIn December the Piedmont women beat Greensboro and joined the Pride in the Top 25. Tonight both teams lost on the road. Plus DePauw downs Wabash in NCAC men's action.
Team of the WeekFive men and five women make up the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. It's our weekly honor roll, in its 15th season.
Tuesday wrap: IWU tops AugieNo. 25 Illinois Wesleyan continued its run with a win against No. 6 Augustana, Grinnell remained unbeaten and Bard pulled off a stunner in its first Liberty League game.
Askew reaches 1,000 reboundsThe Albertus Magnus men cruised to a victory over Rivier and senior Ray Askew reached 1,000 rebounds and became the GNAC's all-time leading rebounder.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Get insight behind the scenes at the NCAA, plus hear from Augustana's coach after Saturday's upset. Plus coaches from Birmingham-Southern, Mary Washington and more with Dave McHugh.
Until we meet againNo. 2 Chicago and No. 4 Calvin won the first of at least two meetings against their conference rivals. Mount Union and Mary Washington seize first place in their conferences. Saturday's women's wrap.
Ranked men's teams rallyMary Hardin-Baylor, Emory and Williams each found themselves under the gun on Saturday but came back, while Wittenberg survived on the road and two unranked unbeatens lost. Saturday's men's wrapup.
Tufts pulls off double upsetThe NESCAC opener was a memorable one for Tufts, as the women handed No. 12 Williams its first loss and the men took down No. 7 Williams as well. Friday's roundup.
Never too early for Cinderellas to danceAlthough we celebrate the Cinderellas of the NCAA brackets every March, we would be remiss if we overlooked the unlikely undefeated squads as we get 2012 started. More in Around the Nation.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Our Hoopsville season opener featured Gustavus Adolphus, Hartwick, Piedmont and more news from all around Division III basketball. Watch the archive.
Andy Panko still playing ballPanko, a two-time first-team All-American at Lebanon Valley, had just a cup of coffee with the NBA. But like many D-III alumni, he's had a great career overseas. His alma mater has more in an interview.
Working overtimeCCIW and USA South men’s conference play opened with overtime thrillers on Wednesday night. Plus the UW-River Falls women topped UW-Stevens Point in women's action. More in the wrapup.
Middlebury, George Fox post big winsThe men's No. 1 team put up a big total, while the No. 3 women's team grabbed a big win against a ranked conference rival. More in Tuesday's wrapup.
Jeffers reaches milestoneCapital women’s basketball coach Dixie Jeffers became the seventh coach in NCAA Division III history to reach career win No. 600.
Full coverage from the ClassicHanover and Hardin-Simmons play a classic on Friday. Check out game broadcasts, live stats and player and coach interviews.
Front and CentreCentre wins a thriller, Middlebury survives its trip to Salem State, and the Calvin women romp. That and more in Friday’s recap.
Unbeaten no longerThe list of unbeaten men’s and women’s teams got a lot smaller after a full Thursday. Dickinson knocked one team off that list. Find out which one and more in the wrapup.
Carthage hands River Falls first lossNo. 14 UW-River Falls picked up its first loss as Carthage knocked off the Falcons in overtime at the Classic in Las Vegas.
Twenty teams, interviews from VegasOur crew in Las Vegas made it their goal to get all 20 teams on video this week. Did they succeed? Check out our player and coach interviews. Classic: Eureka coach Taren MartinTaren Martin talks about her star player Caty Eeten, the struggles of transferring between semesters and being a young coach of women's basketball players from the Classic.
Rash scores 25 in win over No. 14 WabashTransylvania kept its unbeaten season going and ended the Little Giants' perfect early-season run.
No place like homeNo. 21 Buffalo State and No. 11 Cabrini pulled out close wins at home. Find out how in Saturday's men's wrapup.
Strong sets recordScranton head coach Mike Strong is the Division III women's basketball all-time leader for coaching victories. Wait until you hear how it happened in Saturday's wrapup.
Team of the WeekFive men and five women make up the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. It's our weekly honor roll, in its 15th season.
Team of the WeekFive men and five women make up the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. It's our weekly honor roll, in its 15th season.
Wheelock coach resignsWheelock men's coach John Preziosa, the only coach in the program's history, resigned suddenly this week.
II plus I is IIIEastern's coach came to the school from Division II. His star player came from Division I. Together they are invigorating the Eagles program. Learn more about their story.
Four on the floorFour ranked teams fell on Saturday. Wabash dropped Wooster and Augustana stopped UW-Stevens Point. That and more in the men's wrapup.
Southern surprisesDo you know who the last three unbeaten women's teams in the South region are? Probably not until you read Saturday's women's wrapup.
Kauffman announces retirementOne of the winningest coaches in Division III women's basketball history announced she will retire at year's end.
Wittenberg nips WoosterThe Wittenberg men beat their arch rival in dramatic fashion and two ranked women's teams fell on Wednesday night. More in the wrapup.
Another new No. 1 teamThe revolving door at the men's No. 1 spot has opened for Middlebury. The full men's and women's Top 25.
Dixon records rare quadruple-doublePenn State-Harrisburg’s Dorothea Dixon became just the ninth women’s basketball player in NCAA history across all divisions to record an ultra-rare quadruple-double.
Wash U knocks off Augie; Marietta fallsA whole lot of No. 1 votes are going to be in play this week as the No. 1 and No. 4 men's teams each lost on Saturday.
Wimberly out at SwarthmoreIn his 25th season at Swarthmore, Lee Wimberly is out after the Garnet's 0-6 start. Multiple sources say he has resigned.
Colby beats rival; Methodist surprisesThe White Mules defeated Bowdoin in non-conference play. Methodist upset Christopher Newport in USA South action. Saturday's women's wrap.
Hope wins D3 debutThe Hope men played their first Division III opponent of the season and it was a good one. Plus Amherst and Springfield clash in a battle of unbeatens. Check out Friday's recap.
Never too early to winIt's never too early to pick up a big win in conference. The Lebanon Valley women and Va. Wesleyan men did just that on Wednesday night. Check out the wrapup.
There's a new men's No. 1There's some shakeup at the top, and, well, all over both Top 25 polls in the first ranking of the regular season.
Marietta goes 4 and OHNo. 4 Marietta defeated No. 17 Wittenberg in a battle of ranked Ohio teams. The Southern Maine women upset No. 10 Bowdoin. More from Tuesday night's wrapup.
Fahey wins 600Washington U. coach Nancy Fahey became the fastest coach to win 600 games when her Bears defeated Hendrix 62-52. The Hall of Fame coach has a record of 600-106.
Capital, F&M surge to 4-0The Crusader women beat their second ranked opponent of the season and the Franklin and Marshall men won an early showdown against St. Mary's (Md.). That and more in Saturday's recap.
Team of the's weekly honor roll returns for its 15th season. We pick the best player at each position from nominees for the previous week. The Team of the Week is presented by Scoutware.
NYU women play their own 'Subway Series'The Mets and Yankees host New York City’s most popular “Subway Series,” but the New York University women’s basketball team takes the phrase a bit more literally for its intra-city rivalry games.
One and donePreseason favorite Virginia Wesleyan lost its season debut to Salisbury, which is a surprising 4-0. What other surprises did Tuesday night bring? Check out the recap of the men's action.
Now we're cookingKatie Kitchen scored 39 points and No. 18 Thomas More nipped Centre 80-79 in overtime. Chicago survived a scare from Lake Forest and UW-Stevens Point kept rolling. Tuesday's women's recap.
Williams stifles BabsonWilliams held No. 5 Babson to 22 percent shooting and 39 points in an upset win. Lewis and Clark went coast to coast to beat Kean. More from Sunday's wrapup.
Grinnell player breaks D-III scoring recordGrinnell abandoned it usual substitution patterns and fed Griffin Lentsch for a headline-grabbing 89 points on 27-for-55 shooting in a 145-97 win at Principia.
Salem State sacks WilliamsSalem State dropped No. 3 Williams 83-69, dealing the Ephs their first loss to a non-conference New England opponent since 2008. The Franklin women surprised No. 10 DePauw. More from Saturday's wrapup.
Hopkins takes pride in upsetJohns Hopkins knocked off No. 15 St. Mary's (Md.) in the semifinals of the Pride of Maryland tournament. Rochester, Oswego State and Centre survived. That and more in Friday night's men's wrapup.
Baldwin-Wallace knocks off DenisonDenison's 35-game regular season winning streak was snapped by the Yellow Jackets. That and more in Friday's women's basketball wrapup.
A new resource for the new seasonWhich is the best conference in men's Division III basketball? A new resource provides insight into that question from several angles.
Augsburg defeats D-I Houston BaptistThe first full weekend of exhibition games continued on Saturday night with another upset, as Augsburg came away a winner after a long trip.
Carthage upsets D-I Northern IllinoisThe Red Men's first game after Steve Djurickovic was a memorable one, as Carthage knocked off a Division I team in overtime in an exhibition game.
Men's season previewsTipoff is coming in less than two weeks, and you can get ready for the march to March with our season preview page. Schools are posting more previews daily, with 42 at last count, so check back.
Women's season previewsIt all starts now, as the road to Holland gets underway with Scranton's Mike Strong four wins short of history. Get ready for tipoff with our season previews, 51 of them at last count!
York (Pa.) coach announces he'll retireJeff Gamber, who has won 475 games at York, including bringing the Spartans to the 2005 Final Four, has said this will be his last season.
Inside the women's Top 25Why are these teams the ones ranked? Gordon Mann and Pat Coleman break down the preseason women's basketball Top 25 from Massachusetts to Washington, plus sleepers.
A legacy beyond basketballBard senior Yonah Greenstein is the driving force behind a weekly clinic and a summer camp for underprivileged students from a nearby school district.
Inside the men's Top 25How did these teams get here? Pat Coleman breaks down the preseason men's basketball Top 25 and gives some sleepers worth watching as well.
Our men's preseason awardsAs the season approaches, awards season continues with our preseason men's selections, 25 players we think will be All-Americans when it's all said and done.
Our women's preseason awardsNicole Wurdeman and BriAnna Lucas highlight the 2012 preseason women's basketball All-Americans. The full list:
Gwynedd-Mercy gets a head startFall break couldn't have come at a better time for the Griffins, who have used the time to travel to Costa Rica and not only take the floor but also do some service at the same time.
The Jaimie McFarlin adventureThere aren't as many opportunities for Division III women's basketball players to play pro ball overseas, it seems, as for men. But one Wash U All-American is doing it in Denmark. Follow her blog:
Lancaster Bible to play in NEACLancaster Bible joins the NEAC this season, the latest in a long list of changes to the conference's membership.
Centenary (La.) moves to SCACHaving just entered the American Southwest Conference this fall, Centenary is moving and the SCAC gets a much-needed member for after the split.
Coaching carousel keeps spinningSo Adam Stockwell moved to Hamilton from Oswego State which then hired Jason Leone from Keystone, which then hired whom? Get caught up on the Coaching Carousel.
Women's Final Four coach resignsCarolyn Hunter, who coached Christopher Newport to the 2011 Division III women's basketball Final Four, resigned suddenly Sept. 2.
Monks say hello from EnglandSaint Joseph's made the trip from Maine to London, and senior captain Chris Petzy is telling D-III fans all about it.
Whitman men finish Canadian sweepThe Whitman men's basketball team completed its five-game sweep through British Columbia with a 91-76 triumph over Vancouver Island University.
Mike Neer returns to coachingLongtime Rochester coach Mike Neer is coming out of retirement after one year to return to head coaching at Hobart.
D-III players throw it down in EuropeLate in the fourth quarter of the second game of a five-game European tour of D-III players, Widener's Jack Brennan literally brought the basket to its knees.
CCNY hires former D-I coachTom Green spent 26 years at Fairleigh Dickinson (or FDU-Teaneck, if you prefer) before being hired at D-III CCNY this week.
Fahey to be inducted into Hall of FameWashington U. women’s coach Nancy Fahey will be able to add Hall of Famer to her long resume, as the five-time D-III champion will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Junior college coach hired at HoodHood's new women's basketball coach is familiar with the area.
Stockwell moves from Oswego to HamiltonAdam Stockwell, most recently the head men's basketball coach at Oswego State, has been selected to fill the same position at Hamilton.
NYC Tech drops athleticsNew York City Tech has dropped intercollegiate athletics effective immediately, has learned.
Centenary coach takes Arcadia jobLorie Khalil helped turn around the Centenary program and will now take her shot at doing the same at Arcadia.
Gallaudet coach steps downKevin Cook, who coached Gallaudet women's basketball to its first NCAA Tournament trip since the Ronda Jo Miller era, resigned July 18 for personal reasons.
Plymouth State hires men's coachFormer Tulane assistant Andrew Novick was hired to replace Damien Strahorn, who took the head coaching job at Colby earlier in the offseason.
Hood coach leaves for AD jobJay Butler, women's basketball coach at Hood and former coach at D-I Columbia, is leaving the school to take a D-III athletic director position.
Case leads academic rankingsCase Western Reserve had the best GPA this past season in Division III women's basketball.
Super-sized Classic field setCome to Las Vegas for the basketball, where there will be 20 teams, with back-to-back days with seven games apiece! Check out the full schedule.
Kean accused of fixing gradesFormer athletic director Glenn Hedden says he was fired after he self-reported grade changes in the school's successful women's basketball program. The allegations are astounding.
Gettysburg assistant gets Salisbury jobKelly Lewandowski, a former Scranton player and Gettysburg assistant, replaces Charisse Mapp, who resigned after four seasons.
Why D-III?It was an innocuous question, it seemed. When we posted that schools were looking to join Division III, someone responded on Twitter and asked why a school would. And the D-III community responded.
Seven schools move toward Division IIIThe Division III Membership Committee signed off on seven schools exploring D-III membership, including a men's basketball power.
Wilkes women's coach releasedWilkes has announced that it will begin a search for a new women's basketball coach to replace Rachel Emmerthal.
Stevenson hires former D-I coachGary Stewart, most recently head coach at UC Davis, emerged from a long hiring process to get the job at Stevenson, returning to Division III.
Tucker 'drafted' by Harlem GlobetrottersIllinois College's Jacob Tucker, winner of the college slam dunk contest, could be taking his talents to Harlem, so to speak.
Pacific AD to chair men's basketball committeeKen Schumann will wrap up his four-year term on the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Committee by assuming the chairman's position.
Coaching carousel keeps turningIt's summer, but schools are still hiring coaches. Check out the latest moves.
Eastern hires D-I assistantA former D-III player and current Division I assistant got tabbed to replace Matt Nadelhoffer at Eastern.
Seven break away from SCACThe geographic footprint of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was so big DePauw decided to leave more than a year ago. Now seven others are doing the same, and Berry is joining the group.
Birmingham-Southern loses coachOn the verge of becoming eligible for the NCAA Tournament, Birmingham-Southern will enter the 2011-12 season without Mitch Cole, who rebuilt the program from scratch in D-III.
Hans on: Thomas More names new coachThomas More named Jeff Hans, an assistant coach at nearby Division II Northern Kentucky, as its next head coach for women's basketball.
McMurry hires new men's coachJerry Isler, a successful high school coach and father of a McMurry men's basketball player, has been named head coach.
Kalamazoo hires women's coachKatie Miller replaces Sherri Brumfield as the Hornets' head coach. She's been a full-time assistant at Westminster (Pa.).
Wheaton (Ill.) promotes interim coachKent Madsen was named CCIW coach of the year as an interim replacement at Wheaton this past season. He got rewarded for that success with a title change.
Franciscan men's coach resignsAfter five years as head coach at Franciscan, Sean Donovan completed his last day on May 15. He was the only varsity men's basketball coach in the program's history.
Former D-III coach John Becker hired at VermontJohn Becker was a head coach at Gallaudet, then an assistant at Catholic before following Mike Lonergan to Vermont, then taking over the head coaching spot when he left.
Colby alum returns as coachYou needed a Colby or Dick Whitmore connection to be a finalist for this job, and Damien Strahorn has that. All-Stars hit EuropeThe inaugural all-star team is on a nine-day, two-city, four-game international tour.
Won and done: Garnett leaves McMurryAfter leading McMurry to the NCAA tournament in his first season, Matt Garnett takes the head coaching position at his alma mater.
Maryville makes it three for USA SouthThe third member of the Great South Athletic Conference has accepted an invitation to join the USA South, as Maryville's other sports will join football as conference members.
Cornell to return to MWCThe Rams left for the Iowa Conference after the 1996-97 season, but will return in the fall of 2012 to the conference they called home for 76 years.
Former D2 coach hired at UW-ECKyle Green, currently an assistant at Northern Iowa and formerly head coach at D-II Lewis, took the UW-Eau Claire job.
Chatham coach leaves for NiagaraThe most successful coach in Chatham's history is moving on up.
Coaching carouselOne of the few women to coach men's basketball, Amy Mulligan, gets a D-III head coaching job, while the Thomas More and Chatham women's coaches take D-I assistant's jobs and more.
Former Ohio State coach hired at EmersonJim O’Brien, who last coached at OSU in 2004 before being fired for NCAA violations, has been named Emerson’s men’s coach, replacing Hank Smith, who was deposed midseason.
Oglethorpe takes summer trip to Costa RicaDivision III teams are allowed one foreign tour every three years. Oglethorpe went to Italy in 2008 and this year flew south. Andrew Steioff checked in on our blog, the Daily Dose.
Mulligan appointed head women's coach at N.J. CityAmy Mulligan has been appointed as the 13th head women’s basketball coach in New Jersey City history after an extensive search to fill the position.
Chapman joins SCIACPool B shrinks even further with the announcement that Chapman will finally be allowed entry into the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Fritz steps down at St. ThomasSt. Thomas men's basketball coach Steve Fritz announced Thursday afternoon, May 12, that he was stepping down from the coaching position for the 2011 national champions.
Former Sewanee coach named head coach at MaineRichard Barron left Division III to take the top job at Princeton in 2001 and has moved up the ladder.
Lonergan hired at George WashingtonFormer D-III champion head coach Mike Lonergan took another step up the coaching ladder, moving from head coach at Vermont to head coach at George Washington.
Swarthmore's Stockbower awarded Fulbright ScholarshipKathryn Stockbower of the Swarthmore women's basketball team has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Germany for the 2011-2012 school year.
Thomas More coach leaves for XavierBrian Neal, the winningest coach in Thomas More history, won't have to move after taking a Division I assistant job.
Salisbury hires alumnus as men's basketball coachSalisbury announced the return of one of its own, with alumnus Josh Merkel as the new men's basketball head coach.
Alma hires Dominican assistantA former Calvin player will take a head coaching position in the MIAA.
Hamilton coach leaves for SienaTobin Anderson won 118 games in seven seasons with Hamilton, but the school will have a new men's basketball coach when it returns to NESCAC play next season.
Stevenson, Hood to join MACDid you think the dust had settled from the Mid-Atlantic Shuffle? Not exactly. Hood will join the MAC in 2012-13, while football affiliate Stevenson will join for all sports.
Georgetown (Ky.) exploring Division IIIThe NAIA power, which made a national semifinal appearance in men's basketball this past season, sent a letter of membership interest to the NCAA.
Wartburg assistant hired at OglethorpeAaron Nester takes over for the Stormy Petrels, whose coach stepped down early in the season for personal reasons.
Wheaton women's coach formally retiresBeth Baker went on medical leave in November and formally stepped down as Wheaton (Ill.) head women's basketball coach this week after 25 years.
Lehigh assistant takes Whitworth jobWith Jim Hayford gone for Division I, the Pirates' next coach comes from a Division I assistant job.
Benedictine assistant hired at FontbonneSteve Schafer was tabbed to try to fill the shoes of coaching legend Lee McKinney, who passed away earlier in the offseason.
New Augsburg coach has long track recordAn assistant on St. Thomas' previous Final Four team, Bill McKee turned a program around as a high school head coach and was called on to do the same with Augsburg.
Former Bowdoin assistant returns to MaineJulie Veilleux was an assistant under Stefaine Pemper at Bowdoin and following her to Division I Navy. But she will return to Maine as Colby's new women's head coach.
CMU hires former Dartmouth head coachCarnegie Mellon has named Jacquie Hullah as head coach of the women’s basketball program. Hullah will succeed Gerri Seidl, who resigned in March after 27 years.
St. Vincent retains interim coachJimmy Petruska, who was elevated to interim coach midseason following the death of Kristen Zawacki, has been elevated to head coach for St. Vincent.
Howard returns to Division IIIAfter three years as a Division I assistant coach, former Hardin-Simmons coach Dylan Howard returns to Division III as head coach at North Park.
Lakeland women hire new coachFormer Division III player Lindsey Vande Hoef will get her first head coaching job with the Muskies.
Wabash promotes assistant to replace PettyAntoine Carpenter will move over a spot on the Little Giants' bench and inherit the unenviable task of replacing a legend.
LaGrange follows Piedmont to USA SouthTwo of the top three women's basketball teams from the Great South will be moving to the USA South in 2012-13, with a third, Maryville, having yet to act on its invitation.
OWU coach leaves to take AD jobNan Carney-DeBord, who led Ohio Wesleyan to the 2001 Final Four among her 400-plus career wins, is leaving coaching to become athletic director at NCAC rival Denison.
Northwood assistant takes Finlandia jobJason Keefer, an assistant at Division II Northwood, will become the next head women's basketball coach at Finlandia.
Beloit hires Loras assistant coachJennifer Randall has been named the 12th head women’s basketball coach at Beloit, after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Loras.
Nadelhoffer named coach at MillikinFormer Wheaton player Matt Nadelhoffer will return to the CCIW, taking over a struggling Millikin men's basketball program.
CNU player dies in car accidentChristopher Newport junior guard Brian Herrmann died in an accident late Saturday night. He was 21.
Benedictine coach reassignedPaul Nelson has been named the manager of the Dan and Ada Rice Center Fitness Center, Benedictine athletics director Mark McHorney announced.
Houghton to join Empire 8, D-IIIHoughton, currently an NAIA institution, is in the process of applying for Division III membership and will become a member of the Empire 8 beginning in 2012-13.
Fontbonne gets probation from NCAAFontbonne committed major violations in its financial aid process, awarding nearly $50,000 in aid based on high school athletics participation.
Carr comes back to coach LawrenceFormer Saginaw Valley State and Ohio Northern assistant coach Tara Carr will be Lawrence's fourth women's basketball coach in five seasons.
Cunningham receives coaching awardTrinity (Texas) men's basketball coach Pat Cunningham has been named a Guardian of the Game by the NABC.
Piedmont to jump from GSAC to USA SouthThe dominoes are starting to fall in the long-rumored Great South/USA South collaboration as Piedmont is set to join the USAC in the fall of 2012. Could others follow?
Calvin assistant hired at WaynesburgAfter a lengthy search, Waynesburg has announced the hiring of Mark Christner as its new head men’s basketball coach.
Averett names Liz Hickey head coachThe three-time All-American from Mary Washington was most recently an assistant at Rochester.
Johnson State men's assistant moves overGreg Eckman has been hired as Johnson State's head women's basketball coach effective immediately. Dale Tatro resigned after the team went 4-21.
Fontbonne coach McKinney diesMcKinney was a two-time cancer survivor but couldn't quite finish the season on the sidelines. He passed away Monday morning.
Ramer resigns as Stevenson women’s coachAfter 16 seasons as the head women's basketball coach at Stevenson, Chris Ramer has announced his resignation.
Fontbonne promotes assistant coachFontbonne moved quickly, elevating Matt Wickenhauser to replace Keith Quigley, who resigned last week.
Gibbons steps down at UW-Eau ClaireTerry Gibbons, who coached UW-Eau Claire to the national title game in 2000 but has had four sub-.500 seasons in the past six, stepped down as the Blugolds' coach.
Jacob Tucker wins slam dunk contestHe wasn't satisfied just to get in. Jacob Tucker, the 5-10 guard from Illinois College, came up with two perfect 50s and beat out the entire field to win the slam dunk contest at the D-I Final Four.
Three coaches to get NABC service awardsLee McKinney, Skip Molitor and Mike Neer will be honored by their Division III coaching brethren at their upcoming convention at the D-I Final Four.
Tucker gets nod for dunk contestIllinois College's Jacob Tucker won the final spot in the slam dunk contest in association with the Final Four this week, getting an impressive 88 percent of the vote. When he'll dunk and against whom:
Whitworth coach moves to Division IJim Hayford is the first Division III men's basketball head coach to jump directly to a D-I head coaching job since Dave Paulsen in 2008.
Hoopsville wraps the seasonDave McHugh, Pat Coleman and Gordon Mann wrap up the 2010-11 Division III basketball season, plus Steve Fritz, G.P. Gromacki and a player from each title team. Watch the archive.
Fontbonne women's coach steps downKeith Quigley, who coached Fontbonne to the 2001 Sweet 16 and compiled a 254-134 mark in 15 seasons, is pursuing other opportunities.
Haynes resigns as LaGrange men's basketball coachLaGrange made the GSAC conference finals, but it was one of just five wins for the Panthers this season. All-American teamsThe 14th annual All-American teams are in, with Michael Taylor and Chelsie Schweers the players of the year.
Former All-American hired as head coachAmanda Nechuta was a two-time All-American. Now she'll be a Division III head coach as well, replacing Jane Hildebrand at Luther.
Amherst seniors complete the journeyThe four seniors who came to Amherst in 2007 couldn't have expected their athletic career would end with a national championship. A lot has changed since then.
West outlasts East to win NABC All-Star GameWhitworth's Michael Taylor and Olivet's Michael McClary each scored 18 points to lead West All-Stars past the East All-Stars, 92-81, in the Reese's Division III College All-Star game.
Tommies make Salem purple againSt. Thomas takes the Division III men's basketball championship the furthest west it's ever been, defeating Wooster 78-54 for the 2011 national title.
Previewing the women's Final FourGordon Mann, who leads our broadcast crew in Bloomington, runs down the women's Final Four and what to expect at Illinois Wesleyan.
From walk-on to All-AmericanIan Franks has been a All-American once already, and is destined for a second nod. But he wasn't the heir apparent when he stepped on Wooster's campus. A Final Four feature.
Did you miss Hoopsville?We talked with all four men's coaches, a look at how shooters will like the Salem Civic Center and more.
Carnegie Mellon women's coach resignsGerri Seidl reached 275 career wins at Carnegie Mellon this year, but is within 10 losses of 400 as well after 27 seasons.
Lord Jeffs calm the third time aroundAmherst believes it can finally break through and cut the nets down this Saturday night. More in a Final Four feature by Around the Nation's Brian Falzarano.
Midd seniors turned program aroundAlthough Middlebury has been a tournament regular in recent years, that wasn't always the case. Over four years, hard work and success has become the norm.
Mount Union coach resignsMount Union has announced that Lee Hood has resigned his position as head men's basketball coach. The Purple Raiders were 10-16 this past season, 8-10 in the OAC.
NABC All-Star Game rosters namedWho will be taking the floor Saturday afternoon in Salem? Here are the 18 players and four alternates for the NABC Division III All-Star Game.
Salisbury men's coach outSteve Holmes is no longer coach at Salisbury after 11 seasons, 116-170 record. No announcement was apparent on Salisbury's site, but the head coaching job was posted by HR.
All-Region teams announcedThe 10th annual All-Region teams are in, based on a record 680 nominations. They serve as the basis for our All-American teams, which come Saturday.
Colby coach Dick Whitmore retiresDick Whitmore, one of the all-time leaders in NCAA Division III men's basketball for career victories and one of the top 50 winning coaches in all divisions, announced he is stepping down.
CNU built on Schweers and MooreIt's not just Chelsie Schweers and the Captains, although it might seem that way. Schweers and Jessica Moore met before their freshman season and became fast friends. A feature.
Did you miss Hoopsville?Sunday night's show featured Chelsie Schweers of CNU and coaches from St. Thomas, Wash U, Williams and Wooster. Plus, Pat, Dave and Frank talked about Middlebury. That and more.
Men's Final Four: Two old, two newMiddlebury and St. Thomas make their first trip to Salem, while Williams and Wooster return to familiar territory.
IWU rallies from 23 down to reach homeIllinois Wesleyan trailed 27-4 and 51-35 but rallied to beat George Fox in the closing seconds. Plus Wash U, Amherst and Christopher Newport advance to join IWU at home.
Bears, Bruins win on roadUnranked George Fox is one win away from its second national semifinal in three years. Wash U. rolled top-ranked Thomas More. That and more from the sectional semifinals.
Brumfield out at KalamazooSharri Brumfield, who had turned Thomas More into a national contender, was unable to turn Kalamazoo around and resigned after three seasons.
Jostens Trophy winners announcedSteve Djurickovic of Carthage and Elizabeth Sunderhaus of Cedar Crest have won the Jostens Trophy, emblematic of the top overall student-athlete in D-III basketball.
North Park men's coach outNo formal announcement was made by the school, but the men's basketball coaching job has been posted at North Park, meaning Paul Brenegan is out after seven years as head men's coach.
Augsburg's women's coach resignsJennifer Britz was the third coach in three seasons at the time she was hired. She brought some stability to Augsburg, but not a lot of wins.
Around the Nation: Feel the excitementAfter 36 years without an NCAA Tournament game and an entire history without a trip to the Sweet 16, Marietta has been crazy over men's basketball. That plus Muhlenberg and St. Mary's in Around the Nation.
2011 sectionals at a glanceTeam by team, get a look at each of the two Sweet 16s heading into Friday's games.
Trine coach promotedTrine men's basketball coach Rob Harmon was promoted to assistant athletic director and will leave the sidelines. He was 80-115 in eight seasons.
Did you miss Hoopsville?We talk to teams that are still in it and wrap up a great opening weekend of the Division III NCAA Tournament. If nothing else, you must catch UMHB coach Ken DeWeese, who closes the show.
Sectional hosts announcedWe now know where teams will be traveling for next weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds. And yes, Whitworth will be among the travelers.
Smith out at MillikinMarc Smith was hired at Millikin four years ago after having some success at Keystone. But the Big Blue was 1-23 this past season and Smith was 33-66 in four years.
Cutting the field downIn the span of about 30 hours the field went from 61 to 16 teams. Who's left standing on the Road to Salem? Saturday's men's wrapup.
Pairs book trips to the Sweet 16Two USAC teams and two NESCAC teams have each punched their tickets for the Sweet 16, as have two NJAC and two UAA teams. Plus Chelsie Schweers set a Division III record. More in Saturday's women's wrapup.
Thomas' great night helps carry J&WLamonte Thomas wears Reggie Miller's number for Johnson and Wales. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, it was clear why.
Bethany Lutheran men's coach resignsA day after the Vikings lost in the UMAC tournament, Rick Jeddeloh resigned. He'd been coach for eight seasons.
A night of close callsTwo of last year's Final Four needed five extra minutes just to get out of the opening round, as Williams and Randolph-Macon survived, while St. Thomas was taken to the brink. More in Friday's first-round wrapup.
Pod of death claims DenisonWash U took the first step toward defending its national title, easing past unbeaten Denison, while Mount Union beat UW-Whitewater and Greensboro rolled past St. Vincent.
Massaquoi, Hipp win NABC voteRIchard Stockton's Kai Massaquoi and Hamline's Carl Hipp led the pack after you cast 16,243 votes among eight finalists for two spots in the NABC Division III All-Star Game.
2011 women's tournament previewWe take a crack at predicting how the Road to Bloomington will map out, with surprises, disappointments and more with the women's basketball NCAA Tournament tipping off Friday night.
Both Earlham coaches outWhen Earlham announced it was moving from the NCAC to the HCAC, its president said a goal was to win more games. They went a combined 2-48 and won zero HCAC games.
2011 men's tournament previewWho are the favorites? The cinderella teams? The disappointments? That and more in our annual NCAA Tournament preview.
Jostens finalists namedThe award for Division III basketball's top all-around student-athlete is down to its finalists -- 10 men and 11 women.
On a title marchThomas More enters the playoffs as the No. 1 women's team, Vassar at 16-11, Skidmore men at 18-9. Illinois Wesleyan is probably the last team in on the men's side. More on all four in Around the Nation.
Hoopsville breaks it down for youSo we've seen the brackets. Hear from those that were snubbed (EMU) and surprised (IWU) plus get Dave and Pat's breakdown and early picks in each bracket on Monday's Hoopsville special.
Men's bracket is out!And Illinois Wesleyan gets into the field, as do three ASC teams, but no Carleton. And the NCAA Tournament committee gets some nice kudos for mixing it up geographically, though not for Whitworth.
Women's bracket is out!Gallaudet made it into the field after stumbling in the final weeks of the season. So did Richard Stockton, as a surprise. But Ithaca, sorry. No such luck.
Final automatic bids grabbedFranklin and Marshall can smile after winning the Centennial Conference's automatic bid. Find out who else can celebrate heading into tomorrow's NCAA tournament selections.
PrestoSports,, Ustream combine to cover CAC men's basketball championshipPrestoSports, and Ustream have partnered to provide live coverage of the Capital Athletic Conference men’s basketball title game between St. Mary’s (Md.) and Wesley.
Stevenson's coach to focus on AD roleStevenson's Brett Adams is stepping down as men's basketball coach but will remain athletic director for the growing department.
Championship SaturdayElms knocked off Becker to make the NECC a two-bid league and pop someone's bubble. Del Val and Skidmore clinched NCAA berths for the first time in program history. More in the men's rundown.
Women: Calvin forces its way inCalvin scored a memorable win over Hope. Two NCAA tournament mainstays might miss the Big Dance entirely while four programs clinched their first NCAA berth ever. Saturday's women's wrapup.
Wittenberg stays aliveChris Sullivan was unconscious, as the senior guard put Wittenberg on his back to the tune of nine 3's in a 65-63 win against Wabash in the NCAC. Much more from Friday.
Monmouth coach steps downAfter four years guiding the Monmouth men’s basketball program, Mark Vershaw has stepped down. His Scots compiled a record of 23-67.
Get set for Selection ... MondayThere's no point in calling it Selection Sunday anymore, sadly. Teams are still playing their way onto the bubble at 4:00 on Sunday. But on Monday, we'll have links to the tournament selection shows.
ASC, SCAC start three-day journeyTo win either of the conferences in the southern wing of the South Region, you have to win three games in three days. The ASC and SCAC got the process started. Friday's women's wrapup.
Luther women's coach resignsLuther has announced that after 27 years at the helm of the women’s basketball program, Jane Hildebrand has resigned to accept the position of assistant dean for student life.
MSOE's Meier named Academic All-American of the YearSenior forward Austin Meier has been named Capital One Men’s Basketball College Division Academic All-America of the Year.
Streaking into the finalsSeven is John Carroll's seed in the OAC tournament. It must be lucky since the Blue Streaks keep on winning. That and more in Thursday's men's and women's wrapup.
McKinney confirms: He's retiringLongtime Fontbonne coach Lee McKinney confirmed what reported last week: This is his last year coaching.
No. 5 Kean bounced into at-large poolKean got upset in the NJAC women's semis, meaning the conference could grab an extra at-large bid. Wednesday's wrap.
Caltech ends 310-game SCIAC skidThe Beavers will go into the offseason on a high note, as they defeated Occidental 46-45 for their fifth overall win of the season and their first SCIAC win since 1985.
Ramapo, Kean get NJAC-edThe top seeds are out in the NJAC, while Wooster survived a scare in the NCAC quarters. That and more in Tuesday's wrapup.