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DIII Discussion: Best Team of the Past 5 Years

We at the blog refuse to take any rest.  Given the state of the week (a lot of Northeast stuff, and who wants to read all D3Northeast?) we’ve decided to reach out on twitter to get a gauge of what kind of articles you guys wanted to see.  Well, one of the suggestions via e-mail…

This Week In SCIAC: Part 3 (ft. Trinity, Tyler, Cruz, Ke$ha)

Well, we’ve got a host of great West region matches this weekend as we work our way into the home stretch. I think I’ve got them all on this list, but if you know of another that should be previewed, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll try to preview it before it…

The Spring Break Epilogues: UC Santa Cruz

The Slugs made their annual pilgrimage to So Cal last week, and came away with two wins and three losses. That would be a good thing if they had scheduled five nationally ranked teams, but they only had three, and you can guess which three matches they lost. The two wins over Oxy and Chapman…

State of the Region Address: West Region

With the first regional rankings of the Spring season coming out this week, I think it’s time for the first “State of the Region Address” of the year. After last night’s result, it’s officially “The Year of the 5-4″ in the West region. (Ready for some illuminati crap? 5+4+4 = 13, 5+4+5 = 14. It’s…

Minipreview: UCSC vs. Redlands

I’m going to devote more attention to the big SCIAC matches this weekend, but since I have a few moments right now, I thought I’d write a separate little ditty for a big West region matchup that has huge upset potential. People have sort of forgotten about the Slugs since they left SBWW, and that’s…

SBWW: A Wrapup

Well, it was quite a weekend in Walla Walla, Washington. Even though CMS ended up dominating the competition, there were two absolute barnburner matches, and we had the unique experience of being able to watch an entire DIII match on all courts in real time, which was pretty cool. Without dwelling on it too much,…

Spring Break Walla Walla

I’ve made no secret of how excited I am for Spring Break Walla Walla. Why are you so excited for two great teams and two mediocre teams to play a quad where only two of the matches are probably going to be competitive, you might ask? Well, for you naive readers out there, I’ve compiled…

Player of the Week: February 24th-March 2nd

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: FEB 24TH-MARCH 2ND You’ve been waiting all season and now you all can let out a collective sigh of relief. “Regional Players of the Week” is back. These guys have finally made the big time and yes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8OxKx6zKkQ) they’re kind of a big deal.   A-SOUTH Player: Christian Carcione Team:…

An Ode to the Slug Life

This is a longwinded recap of UCSC’s 5-4 win over Whittier this past weekend. Basically what happened in the match was the Team of Destiny came up huge, recovering from a late break at #2 doubles to eventually win in an epic tiebreaker, to give Cruz a 2-1 lead after doubles. Then, the Earlham transfer…