Thursday, 1 November 2007

Thursday's CIS vs. NCAA Schedule; Quick leaves Cats

After the Brock Badgers came up with a tremendous victory at Air Force last night over the Falcons, the CIS vs. NCAA Division 1 teams series stands at 1-3. Here is a video of Brock's final possession culminating in 6'3" Rohan Steen's game winning three pointer for the Badgers Buzzer Beater by Steen lifts Brock The series continues this evening with three more games. Here is a brief article Air Force loses to Brock also Rebuilding Falcons lose at the buzzer

Also, Chad Lucas, who covers University sports for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald is launching his own blog this week called Posting Up. Chad will be writing about all aspects of local basketball on the east coast: CIS, high school, and our new ABA team. In his first set of blog entries, Chad offers up five "Players to watch" in the AUS and discusses the departure of Clint Bateman from the St. Mary's Huskies. For those visiting the main Halifax Chronicle-Herald site, expect to see a link off the main sports page ( by the end of the week. The site can also be accessed by clicking here. Chad does a tremendous job covering Atlantic University Conference basketball and this is a definite bookmark for your favorite sites. We expect to have links to Chad's site as often as possible. Good luck to Chad in this great new initiative.

The Brandon Sun reported yesterday that 6'3" Nik Quick from North Carolina has left the team for financial and other logistical reasons according to head coach Mike Raimbault. Here is an excerpt from the Brandon Sun article:

BU athletic director Kirk DeFazio, however, said it was his belief that Quick’s plan was to return in January. A 26-year-old father of two, Quick was unable to obtain proper work permits to work in Canada and was going to return to North Carolina to work until the second semester begins. “He can only work in the United States because of the way his visa is set up so Nik decided on his own to withdraw on the final day (that withdrawals are accepted) to try to get his family stable,” DeFazio said. “It’s basically a financial decision … To help care for his family he’s decided to return to the States to work because that’s the only place he can work. So I think he’s actually made the best decision … The team’s been told to look forward to him (in January). … We’re optimistic he’ll come back financially secure and that’s where he left our conversation.”

Here is a Concordia/Vermont game recap from Vermont Catamounts web site

Charlotte/Ottawa game recap from Charlotte 49ers web site

Thursday, Nov. 1: CIS vs. NCAA Games in the U.S.
Note all games are listed as Eastern time

7 PM Ottawa at UNC-Wilmington Seahawks The Seahawks, who have represented the Colonial Athletic Conference in the NCAA tournament as recently as 2005-06, feature 6'10" Vlad Kuljanin, a Canadian from Toronto who played for this summer's Canadian National team in the Olympic qualifier in Las Vegas. Kuljanin, entering his senior year, is one of Wilmington's feature players. The Seahawks also brought in another Canadian this season, 6'0" Marlo Davis, originally from Henry Carr Collegiate in Toronto, who transfered in from Lake Region Junior College in North Dakota where he was a second-team JUCO All-American last season. As of now, there is no live coverage for this game.

9 PM Brock at Colorado The Buffaloes return three seniors to a 7-20 team that lost in the first round of the Big 12 tournament last season. The Buffaloes new coach is Jeff Bzdelik, who ironically left Air Force, who the Badgers just defeated, during the offseason to become Head Coach at Colorado. Preview from Buffaloes web site

10:05 PM Laval at Weber State The Wildcats went 3-1 during their Labour Day weekend tour of Alberta, losing to Calgary Dinos. There is no live coverage available for this game.

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