The Salem Rotary Club announced the 20 finalists for Division III's premier award recognizing excellence on and off the court. The men's and women's award winner will be introduced on Thursday, March 14.
We picked our projected teams live on Hoopsville tonight. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2019 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
If 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.
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!
Wabash 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.
Nolan 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.
When 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 D3hoops.com men's basketball preseason Top 25:
Ryan 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.
Augustana, Montclair State and Hanover earned regular season splits in very different ways while Frostburg State shocked York (Pa.). In women's action Otterbein upset Marietta in overtime and Trine swept Calvin.
Albright scored the biggest upset of the Division III women's basketball season to date as the Lions knocked off top-ranked and undefeated Tufts, 62-59. On the men's side, Augustana impressed, York (Pa.) thrilled and Marietta ground out a win in Top 25 battles.
After a flurry of interesting non-conference games this week, the Central region will settle into its conference races when we turn the page to 2018. What are the most intriguing story lines for one of Division III's deepest region? Here's a good place to start.
Wittenberg and Juniata upped their record to 8-0 with impressive wins while No. 8 UW-Oshkosh won a close game at Calvin. Elsewhere the OAC race is turning into a dog fight, Augustana stayed above the fray in the CCIW and Salem State stayed hot.
What does it take to be a successful coach? Good players, of course. And preparation. And all the things you hear about in post-game press conferences. But what about trust, flexibility and consistency? What makes the "soft skills" of coaching so hard? Ryan Scott talked to some of the best in the business to find out.
What does it take to be a successful coach? Good players, of course. And preparation. And all the things you hear about in postgame news conferences. But what about trust, flexibility and consistency? Why are the "soft skills" of coaching so hard? Ryan Scott talked to some of the best in the business to find out.
Averett continued its impressive start by knocking off another ODAC foe and Augustana opened conference play with a win over North Central. Elsewhere Transylvania trounced No. 5 Hanover and the St. Thomas women held off Bethel.
The preseason ballot might be the hardest one of the year for our Top 25 voters. How much weight do you give last year's performance or a program's history? What do you do with transfers and new players? Dave McHugh takes you inside his process for putting together his ballot.
With nearly everyone back from last season's national semifinalist team, Whitman is the clear choice as the No. 1 team in our preseason poll. Where did defending champions Babson and the other two national semifinalists land? Find out here.
‘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.
Babson defeated Augustana 79-78 in the 2017 NCAA Division III men's basketball championship game to complete its victorious return to Salem. Joey Flannery sealed the title by blocking a potential game-winning shot with three seconds left. Get the recap from Saturday's championship action in Salem, Va.
Hoopsville is once again in Salem for the Division III Men's Basketball Championship Weekend. Dave is joined by many as they preview (and breaking down) the semifinals games on Friday. Tune in starting at 3:00 PM ET leading up to the first game.
The last time Augustana and Babson came to Salem the Vikings beat the Beavers by 20 in the national semifinal. Tomorrow they'll meet again for the national title after Augustana advanced past Williams and Babson rallied by Whitman.
Jacob Johnston is the lone senior in the rotation for an Augustana squad that replaced all five starters from last year. The Vikings' surprising run has continued all the way to Salem, two wins away from a title. Erik Buchinger has more in a Road to Salem feature.
Division III scoring champion Ty Sabin leads the D3hoops.com 2016-17 men's All-Central Region team while Augustana's Grey Giovanine takes the Coach of the Year and Brad Perry of Carthage takes Rookie of the Year.
The Roads to Grand Rapids and Salem are now complete, but not without some surprising curves and some challenging passes. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave talks to some of the teams who have advanced to the national semifinals. Hoopsville hits the air LIVE at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Williams defeated Middlebury to reach its eighth national semifinal while Whitman edged Rochester to reach its first. Augustana held off Hanover and Babson overwhelmed Keene State to give us our final four teams in the 2017 Division III men's basketball tournament.
Hanover and Rochester won thrillers at Hope and Rochester in the sectional semifinals on Friday night, while Keene State avenged last year's tournament loss to Christopher Newport and the NESCAC guaranteed itself another national semifinalist. Get the recap from tonight's action.
We have already seen some interesting twists and turns in the opening rounds of the NCAA tournaments. What could possibly happen next? On Thursday's episode of Hoopsville, Dave chatted with a super-sized guest list as we previewed the Sectional Weekend. Watch the show On Demand now.
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.