Tag Archives: DII

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.

Here’s everything you need to know about the DII football championship semifinals

Twenty-eight teams entered the 2018 DII football championship with national title aspirations. After 15 weeks of football, just four teams remain.

The DII football championship is broken into four Super Regions with each portion of the bracket beginning with the seven teams. Three rounds of play determine each Super Region champion which moves on to the national semifinals. Three of the four teams that advanced — Valdosta State, Minnesota State and Notre Dame (OH) — were No. 1 seeds in their respective regions. The fourth — Ferris State — was the No. 2. All four teams enter Saturday undefeated.

Continue reading Here’s everything you need to know about the DII football championship semifinals

Kerwin Bell thriving with young QBs at Valdosta State

This past offseason, David Dean — who, in nine seasons at the helm at Valdosta State, took the Blazers to six NCAA postseasons, one Gulf South conference championship and two national championships — became the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at FBS program Georgia Southern. It left a big hole in Valdosta State’s program.

That hole was filled by Kerwin Bell.

Read more on Bell and his Valdosta State quarterback

MLB Draft Profile: Who is the next DII or DIII MLB star?

The MLB Draft is just a day away. Most of the high school and college players that are going to go in the first two rounds are household names at this point. But what about the diamonds in the rough? What about the Division II and Division III players that may be looking for their big break?

Last season saw 84 Division II athletes get taken in the draft, while 11 hailed from Division III. Who are some of the names that could go relatively early in this season’s MLB Draft?

What DII and DIII players will go this weekend? Keep reading to find out!

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: The rise of Mount Olive

Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com
Last Updated – May 13, 2016 09:11 EDT

It’s hard to believe that five years ago, the University of Mount Olive didn’t even have a men’s lacrosse team. It’s even harder to believe that in the four years since the team’s inception, they are a combined 44-19 and have quickly embedded themselves in the nation’s elite of DII men’s lacrosse.

Keep reading for more on UMO’s amazing run in lacrosse.

Rollins softball makes history in first weekend of Softball Championships

Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com
Last Updated – May 11, 2016 09:05 EDT

Rollins head coach Michelle Frew is no stranger to a winning program. She has over 600 wins in her illustrious 20-year coaching career at Rollins, eclipsing 700 over the course of her 24 years altogether. Her Tars have been to Regionals eight times in the past ten years alone. Rollins simply hasn’t been able to capture that all too elusive South Regional title.

Keep reading for more on Rollins historic run.

The UCM Mules are looking to get back to the NCAA postseason

Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com
Last Updated – May 6, 2016 07:48 EDT

The University of Central Missouri baseball program has a long tradition of excellence. They are the winningest team of the 2000s, with more wins than any other program across collegiate baseball. No team has won more MIAA titles than the Mules 24, including five consecutive regular season and tournament sweeps in the early 2000s.

Continue reading for more on UCM!

MLB’s brightest stars can be found in DII

Not everyone that heads to the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in June is a household name. They come from all walks of life. Some are highly ranked on lists by Baseball America, others come straight out of high school.  Some eagerly await three or four years in DII.

That’s why I love working for NCAA.com and covering DII Sports. Over the past few weeks, I have met some coaches that have pumped out big leaguer after big leaguer, and have talked to a few players that you will hear called this June in the draft.

Keep reading for some names to keep on your radar!