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Topic:  Women's basketball 2020-21
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shabamon
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  Sticky Topic - Message Not Read  Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 10/19/2020 3:55:04 PM 
Let's put a pin in this.

The team roster is updated on the athletics site. Only 12 players and no Katie Barker. We seriously didn't sign any freshmen? The girl from Parkersburg who joined midseason last year is there, but no one else?

Johnson, Hooks, and Burris in their fourth years is about as good of a trio as you can ask for in the MAC. Throw in Kroll and the Wisconsin transfer and that's a solid starting lineup. Depth and health will be crucial.

Anyone have an idea how we stack with the rest of the conference?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 10/21/2020 2:59:36 PM 
I'm assuming they are still holding Ella Pope's spot who is on her Mormon mission?


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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 10/25/2020 8:41:43 PM 
My guess is that Barker, after an injury redshirt, had long since graduated and was probably playing through some pain even at her best. She probably had gotten all she wanted from her basketball and academic career and just decided to move on with her life. This team should still be pretty good but it would have been a lot better with her.

Off scholarship from the start of last year are Burke, Baselak, assuming Barker, and presently Pope. Only Mace has been added. One spot is saved for Pope. I'll bet that one spot was given to Rogan who, I believe, was a walkon for her first three years. Even if all of that is true at least one scholarship is unaccounted for.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:57:18 PM 
Kate Dennis joining the Bobcats. Graduating early from Guilford in Illinois. Should be in Athens in December.


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OUVan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:19:24 AM 
https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id...

ESPN with an article singing the MAC's praises. Nice to get some attention.
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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:07:43 AM 
Kinggeorge4 wrote:
Kate Dennis joining the Bobcats. Graduating early from Guilford in Illinois. Should be in Athens in December.


Considering that this happened with Mace last year, something like this was the most reasonable guess for why there was a scholarship left open.
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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:15:14 AM 
OUVan wrote:
https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id...

ESPN with an article singing the MAC's praises. Nice to get some attention.


The MAC wasn't as good last year as it had been the the four or five years prior. It was pretty disappointing that an Ohio team that seemed like it came in loaded for bear couldn't win it. But I think that the fact that recently the MAC women have generally outplayed the A10, MWC, MVC, WCC and often were only rated behind the American because UConn pulled up their computer averages is something that is lost on most MAC alums that only pay attention to men's basketball.

It is kind of interesting that they classify the Summit as Mid-major. In women's basketball it often does produce some competitive teams at the top but it lacks depth. And like with the WAC and Big West, 20 years ago there would be no argument, but I don't know that the Horizon really qualifies anymore even though in the women's game Green Bay and IUPUI are always good. Slightly higher revenue conferences sort slowly picked programs out of these leagues. I am pretty sure all have recently added schools directly out of D2.

Last Edited: 11/13/2020 11:31:02 AM by Victory

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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:50:31 AM 
Do we have any insight into what type of OOC schedule the ladies will have?


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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 12:27:46 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Do we have any insight into what type of OOC schedule the ladies will have?


At this point you may want to ask, will they have an OOC
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 3:12:32 PM 
Kinggeorge4 wrote:
Kate Dennis joining the Bobcats. Graduating early from Guilford in Illinois. Should be in Athens in December.


I don't recall ever hearing of this. Why don't NBA-destined players take some summer courses and do this?


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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/13/2020 8:49:15 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Kinggeorge4 wrote:
Kate Dennis joining the Bobcats. Graduating early from Guilford in Illinois. Should be in Athens in December.


I don't recall ever hearing of this. Why don't NBA-destined players take some summer courses and do this?


Many are doing this this year due to uncertainty of HS sports all around the country.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/15/2020 1:02:04 AM 
https://ohiobobcats.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/releases/2020...

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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/15/2020 9:24:12 AM 
GroverBall wrote:
https://ohiobobcats.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/releases/2020...



Thanks for the link. Sounds like three good recruits. That two will play immediately is a plus, I think.


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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/17/2020 11:30:58 AM 
One game against Liberty is scheduled for 11/25.
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UpSan Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/20/2020 10:03:06 PM 
A four-game nonconference schedule for the Bobcats, including Notre Dame at home.

11/25 vs. Liberty
11/27 vs. Notre Dame
12/5 at North Carolina A&T
12/20 at West Virginia
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball 2020-21
   Posted: 11/21/2020 4:47:45 PM 
Apparently, the Syracuse and Ohio State co tracts were home/home deals. According to Arkley, both should visit the Convo in 2021.
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