This is a show dedicated to Division III basketball called Hoopsville. It is the only show of it's kind in the world. We cover the biggest NCAA division with the most teams (well over 850 men and women combined) in the country each week with weekly or twice-weekly content. Stay tuned throughout the season and through the championships in mid-March.
19.3: Being Thankful
The DIII basketball season is nearly a month old and teams are settling into the first full season in two years. As we settle in, there are plenty of topics to discuss.
On Sunday's show, Dave McHugh chats with the DIII men's and women's basketball committee chairs - Mike Schauer of Wheaton (Ill.) and Megan Wilson of Luther.
Also joining the show is UMass-Boston men's basketball coach Jason Harris to chat about the first Black Coaches Classic and the significant coaching changes in the Northeast.
Dave also takes a look back at some of the significant games and results in the past few weeks ahead of the first in-season Top 25 polls.
Guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.
19.2: Early Season Reactions
Dave McHugh has been in California for more than a week and was able to sit down and put an episode of Hoopsville together. It includes early season reactions and thoughts to outcomes plus hearing from two coaches who faced one another not only as coaches, but as husband and wife.
Dave chats with Ryan Scott, of D3hoops.com, and Bob Quillman, of IWUHoops.com, about the early season results, expectations, and much more. Plus, what are some of the big games that we may be talking about in February and March.
And have you ever seen a husband and wife coach against one another? Phil Stern, of Mt. St. Vincent, and Ashley Cieplicki, of Rutgers-Newark, join the show to chat about their respective women's squads and the game against one another (which Mt. St. Vincent won, by the way). How did the two meet? When did it develop into a relationship? And when did the idea of facing one another on the basketball court take shape?
19.1: 19th Season Debut
The 19th season of Hoopsville debuts!
Tune in as we talk to the two preseason #1 teams in Division III basketball plus two of the top experts in the division. We also take a look at how the season may unfold and how the opening weekend was just a teaser of things to come. We talk some of the things that we are looking forward to and the question marks we will be considering from now until champions are claimed in March.
Guests on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline include:
- Brian Morehouse, head coach of #1 Hope women's basketball
- Gordan Mann, D3hoops.com Senior Editor
- Pat Coleman, D3hoops.com Editor in Chief
- Josh Merkel, head coach of #1 Randolph-Macon men's basketball
Bonus Podcast: Regional Ranking Changes
Regional rankings are out or coming ! Yes, we know not for basketball season, but the fall sports especially football are already dealing with some changes that are more than a little confusing. These sorts of things are handled in the same manner across all Division III team sports, so in this bonus podcast, we are talking about the upcoming changes with Pat Coleman, the host of D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast, which is the podcast for Division III football. It’s a little bit of D3hoops.com/D3football.com crossover!
What’s coming? Why are they changing? Whose bright idea was it, and what did they hope would come out of it? Pat and Dave talk about it all in this bonus podcast.
Hoopsville broadcasts from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests are featured on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline. The offseason plan is to do a podcast each month. The shows will be audio-only leading up to the start of the 2021-22 when we will restart the video shows.
18.6: Tommies Together
18.6: Tommies Together by Dave McHugh
18.5: Dutcher Interview
He has been the Vice President for Division III since the position was created in 1996. And there are many who wish he remained a bit longer. However, he is now the former VP for DIII.
On this especially edition of Hoopsville, Dave McHugh sits down with Dan Dutcher once again to look back at his career at the NCAA and especially DIII, the NCAA Convention, and much more. It is a bit of a "State of DIII" as Dutcher once again tries to give everyone an inside idea of how things work and why certain decisions are made. But the historic perspective is also so helpful when looking at such interesting times now.
Dutcher, who took early retirement and was one of 60 some-odd individuals to leave the NCAA headquarters recently, talks about his 35-plus years at the NCAA and numerous years guiding Division III. He also talks about what he will do with his time now and the emotions of walking out the NCAA doors for a final time.
Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.
Love the show!!
Great show covering all things D3 hoops! Dave you do a great job!