Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world.
In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs.
Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops.
#Content to Read
Rule changes! (NCAA.com)
New rules for the upcoming season are here, and some interesting ones are now in play. For starters, the coach’s box is 10 feet larger than it was previously. Another interesting point is the approval of the SEC’s request to have a central replay site for reviews:
The Southeastern Conference received approval for its request to use a separate individual or individuals to collaborate with the on-court officials on all monitor reviews during its league games during the 2017-18 season. This collaboration will take place from a central location that is not at the game site.
Middle Tennessee reveals its non-conference schedule (MT Athletics)
One of America’s most prominent and most popular mid-major teams over the past two seasons has revealed its non-conference schedule for the upcoming season. It’s a schedule that’s quite promising, as viewers are in store for plenty of entertaining games. Check out the graphic below for all of the scintillating matchups we’re in store for.
Davis announces challenging non-conference slate. Story: https://t.co/gL60j3VPlX #BlueRaiders #TrueBlue pic.twitter.com/1HacU9zClT— MT Athletics (@MTAthletics) June 14, 2017
Zach Collins earns respect in newest NBA Mock Draft (NBC Sports)
The writers over at NBC Sports’ College Basketball and Pro Basketball Talk websites got together to develop a mock draft, posting it yesterday. To no one’s surprise, the mid-major player projected to go highest is former Gonzaga Bulldog Zach Collins. Collins is projected by the writers to go to Sacramento (poor guy) with the 10th pick, and he’s the only mid-major player in their mock draft.
Tweets of Interest
Note to self: Don’t mess with ETSU fans. They have Photoshop, and they know how to use it.
Give our latest addition to #BucNation some love!! @andre_shaww bringing showtime to #JamCity! LETS GOOOOOO! #ETSUTough pic.twitter.com/324m7yVsLp— #BucsHoopsInsider (@ETSU_HOOPS) June 15, 2017
Milwaukee coaching search news!
Two names I'm hearing to keep in mind for #UWM coaching search. Tennessee State head coach Dana Ford & Northwestern assistant Pat Baldwin— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) June 14, 2017
Rothstein scheduling scoop!
Rhode Island will host Charleston as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 14, 2017
Oh hell yeah dude pic.twitter.com/T1e2IMa7sr— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) June 13, 2017
Dan Dakich is vanity searching again (but doing so for good this time)
Jesse never had a chance https://t.co/0UeE8CciZj— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) June 15, 2017
Anniversary of one of the best mid-major coaching hires ever
40 years ago today Coach Bartow was announced as the founding father of our Men's Bball Program. His vision & legacy will forever be honored pic.twitter.com/rMaMLEpxGx— Robert Ehsan (@RobEhsan) June 14, 2017
Former Illinois State F MiKyle McIntosh is transferring to Oregon. @MervM_22 https://t.co/sSuueYsgOY— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 14, 2017
Committed pic.twitter.com/3izfgeSrPF— Jay Bereal ® (@beereezy11) June 14, 2017
Former Bloomsburg (DII) G Karonn Davis is transferring to Coppin State. https://t.co/z7ZKsEGloc— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 14, 2017
NMSU transfer Jermain Haley will transfer to Wyoming, per multiple sources.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 14, 2017
Former Charlotte F J.C. Washington is transferring to William Penn (NAIA). https://t.co/se047JBB8F— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 14, 2017