Wayne Cavadi’s top second-half storylines in DII women’s basketball

This past week, I sat down with Turner Sports own Michella Chester to discuss how I see the second half of the DII women’s basketball season playing out.

Some of the big storylines discussed were:

  • Drury’s outlook after a shocking upset.
  • Lubbock Christian’s record-setting home winning streak.
  • Grand Valley State and Glenville State: Do the two have what it takes?
  • Conference battles to watch.
  • Player of the Year candidates.

You can head on over to watch the entire interview at NCAA.com by clicking or tapping below:

Wayne Cavadi’s top second-half storylines for DII women’s basketball

Of course, this comes on the heels of the most recent Power 10 rankings. Each week, I dig through stats, insider insight and the criteria the selection committee looks at when it comes to seeding the DII women’s basketball tournament and come up with a top-10 in the sport.

Drury was No. 1 since the calendar flipped to 2022, but Fort Hays State grabbed the top spot this past week. The new Power 10 comes out every Wednesday, but here is the latest if you want to catch up:

There’s a new No. 1 in the DII women’s basketball Power 10 rankings (NCAA.com)

DII men’s basketball news: Emporia State’s dynamic backcourt duo joins the DII Nation Podcast

Tray Buchanan and Jumah’Ri Turner are leading an impressive turnaround for the Emporia State Hornets. The Hornets — who finished 11-12 last season — are out to a 13-3 start and Buchanan is leading DII men’s basketball in scoring averaging 27.1 points per game.

The dynamic duo joins hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to discuss the road to DII college basketball, Turner’s Master Chef abilities and square off in the first-ever DII Nation Match Game.

You can listen to the entire interview on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor or Google Podcasts by clicking here or tap on the video below to watch the full show. Don’t forget to subscribe and join our all-new Twitter page.

DII football: West Florida head coach Pete Shinnick visits the DII Nation Podcast

This week on the DII Nation Podcast, West Florida football head coach Pete Shinnick discusses the return to DII football.

Shinnick, a two-time national coach of the year, has led the Argos to two DII football championship games in the past four years. Why is that so remarkable?

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The DII football Preseason Power 10 Rankings: West Florida set to defend its title

MCKINNEY, TX – DECEMBER 21: Austin Reed #14 of West Florida attempts a pass during the Division II Men’s Football Championship held at McKinney ISD Stadium on December 21, 2019 in McKinney, Texas. West Florida defeated Minnesota State 48-40 to win the national championship. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Welcome back DII sports fans. The NCAA DII football season has officially begun with most teams returning to practice on Monday, August 9, 2021. For some teams, it was a long-time coming.

One of those teams is West Florida. The defending national champions did not play a single down in the fall or abbreviated spring DII football season. Despite that, I have them coming in at No. 1 in my DII football preseason Power 10 rankings.

Austin Reed is back under center and in case you forgot, he threw for 523 yards and six touchdowns in the 2019 DII football championship game. His two main targets are gone, but he has plenty of weapons in wide receivers Ka’Ron Ashley and Rodney Coates as well as DI transfer David Durden who could challenge for newcomer of the year. 

– From NCAA.com

Before the season gets started, be sure to check out my entire Power 10 rankings, the first five out and two sleepers that you should have your eyes on in 2021. Read the full article here.

Fantasy Football: Way-too Early Positional Rankings for 2021

The 2020 fantasy football season is behind us. Despite a new year of fantasy being way down the road, it’s never too early for some fantasy football rankings.

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Fantasy football podcast: Busts, Disappointments and Letdowns

The 2020 fantasy football season is behind us. With no NFL playoffs this coming Sunday, the Wayniac Nation Fantasy Football podcast thing on the YouTube began its look back at fantasy season that was.

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NFL Playoffs: 3 DFS lineups you must start and locks for every divisional game

Welcome back, Wayniacs! There’s only eight teams left in the NFL season, but plenty of DFS lineups and locks of the week to be had. And it’s all on this week’s Wayniac Nation fantasy football podcast.

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FAntasy football: DFS plays, locks of the week and starts and sits for championship weekend

It is Week 16 of the NFL season. For many of you that means two things: Christmas time with the fam and CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND in fantasy football.

As usual, we got you covered.

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Fantasy football: playoffs? You kidding me? playoffs?

Happy fantasy football playoff season, faithful Wayniacs. If you’re in a weekly league, it’s time to put up or shut up, but Fanduel Fee is also rolling with fire DFS lineups for you.

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Fantasy football: Week 13 DFS, starts and sits and locks of the week

It’s Week 13 of the 2020 fantasy football season. That means for most, the playoffs have already begun. Fanduel Fee, Dunton and The Wayniac have the picks you need to lock up your playoff spot and make your wallet just a bit fatter.

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