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NCAA Final Four Preview: CMS vs Middlebury

Hey dudes and dudettes, it’s D3ASouth again. I have nothing to do with this preview whatsoever other than the fact that I half lead the blog with D3Northeast, so I am on this google doc for no reason and NE told me to write the intro. Middlebury and CMS represent two teams that happened to be…

A 10 Year History of the Final 8

It’s been a while…*TANGENT* since Staind has made a good song *BACK TO ARTICLE* since I’ve written a history article and it seems like right before the Elite 8, which happens to be my favorite time of the year, is a good opportunity to get back on track. In this article, I’ll be taking a…

VZV: Podcast with Tommy Valentini from Gustavus

It was quite a weekend which was highlighted by the upset victory by Gustavus over Chicago so it seemed to make sense that the next podcast would be with Coach Valentini. I am out on the west coast and just woke up to numerous messages saying that the blog team was ready to listen so…

NCAA QF Preview #2: No. 3 CMS vs No. 6 Wesleyan

2017 NCAA Quarterfinal Preview: No. 3 CMS vs No. 6 Wesleyan Welcome, boys and girls, to the second of our four NCAA Quarterfinal previews. CMS and Wesleyan have both had great seasons, but they have done so in different ways. Everybody knows that CMS has struggled mightily in doubles this spring, but have managed to…

2017 NCAA QUARTERFINALS BY THE NUMBERS

2017 NCAA QUARTERFINALS BY THE NUMBERS Happy NCAA-off week, boys and girls. While the Blog has been very busy with it’s traditional NCAA coverage, we thought we would mix it up a couple of times this week as well. Don’t worry, you will be getting all the standard match-by-match previews, but first I wanted to…

NCAA Regionals – A Recap

While the main event (Elite 8) is upon us, let us not forget that there were 16 teams prior to that battling it out for a chance to be there.  Before that, 32, and before that, 43. All of these teams stories are important to what makes DIII, and while the Blog views some of…

NCAA Regional POTW: 05/08-05/14

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: 05/08-05/14 I know we usually end POTW after the regular season, but a wonderful weekend of NCAA Regionals deserves another installment! Fantastic tennis, some big upsets, and not a single person with the perfect quarterfinals in our bracket challenge. Check back through the week as The Blog will be continuing…

2017 NCAA Regional Preview: CMS Region

CMS Odds of making QF: 84% Power 6 Rating: 77.22 How They Got Here: Winning their 12th consecutive SCIAC championship, coming back from a doubles sweep against Redlands (the 4th time that’s happened this season) to win the championship match. Why They’ll Win: Their prodigious singles skills will carry them to victory. Against top 30…

Wild Card Wednesday: Blind Resumes

Happy Wild Card Wednesday, boys and girls. We have a brief pause from all the Regional previews to take a look at the Individuals side of NCAAs. The selections (but not the draw) for both singles and doubles should be coming out today, and the committee has a new wrinkle to deal with as a…

RAPID REACTION: 2017 NCAA BRACKET

NCAA BRACKET RAPID REACTION ROUNDTABLE Nothing like a little rapid reaction roundtable from the bloggers to continue our NCAA week. If you missed the Live Blog earlier today, you missed something special. While we encourage you to go through the text from what basically turned into a public/slower version of our group chat, we also…