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2023 TN 25:Sophomore rankings following camp

1.MJ Monk (1SG) Bentonville,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
2.Nao Ugor (1PG) Nigeria,Africa (Montverde) Undecided
3.VJ Justice (1PF) Ft. Lauderdale,FL (LA Prep) Undecided
4.Christian Duval (2PG) New Castle,Delaware (IMG) Undecided
5.Zion Payne (3PG) Toledo,OH (Toledo) Undecided
6.Kris Knox (1SF) Phoenix,AZ (Hillcrest Prep) Undecided
7.Aaron Jones (4PG) Atlanta,GA (Atlanta Christian) Undecided
8.Kevin Gill (2SF) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Undecided
9.Ned Nelson (1Goalie) North Little Rock,AR (CAC) Undecided
10.Nate Oliver (2PF) Bronx,NY (Northern New York) Undecided
11.Malachi Altman (3SF) Oklahoma City,OK (OKC Prep) Undecided
12.Bill Nix (1C) Seattle,WA (Seattle East) Undecided
13.John Williams (2C) Kirksville,MO (Kirksville) Committed:Missouri
14.Alex Little (3C) Oxford,MS (Oxford) Undecided
15.EJ Hurst (2SG) Cherokee Vlg.,VA (Oak Hill) Undecided
16.Victor Moore (4SF) Dallas,TX (Bishop Dunne) Undecided
17.AJ Richardson (5SF) Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep) Undecided
18.Greg Newman (4C) Bradenton,FL (IMG) Undecided
19.Clark Wallace (5PG) Durham,NC (La Lumiere) Undecided
20.Tevin Jackson (3SG) Ft. Myer’s,FL (Ft. Myer’s Day) Undecided
21.Fred Walton (2Goalie) Oklahoma City,OK (OKC Prep) Undecided
22.Theo Moore (6SF) Palo Alto,CA (Palo Alto) Undecided
23.Chris Lee (3Goalie) El Paso,TX (El Paso) Undecided
24.Luke Ervin (4SF) South Bend,IN (South Bend Catholic) Committed:Notre Dame
25.Howard Johnson (5C) Fargo,ND (Fargo) Undecided

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College Throwball

ACA reverses plan, will go to eleven game conference only schedule

After planning to keep their current schedule intact, ACA Commissioner Bob Fillion told media today that after continued discussion it was decided that they would go to an eleven game conference only schedule (each team plays every team in conference) beginning the week of January 18-22. Like the other conferences that have made announcements on their upcoming seasons, the plan right now is for the regular season to wrap up on Saturday February 20. When finalized the 2021 ACA schedule can be found here.

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College Throwball Transfer News

Breaking:Gonzaga standout Brandon Todd announces he is entering transfer portal

Potentially the most hyped up mid major college throwball player of all time has turned into college throwball’s new, most sought after “free agent”. After talking it over with family and friends, Gonzaga Forward Brandon Todd tweeted out last night that he would be leaving Gonzaga and entering the transfer portal. The talented big man was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2020 while averaging an astonishing 31.2 GPG, 11.6 RPG, and 4.7 BPG. Todd will be virtually visiting and talking with coaching staffs from Arizona State, Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and Virginia Tech. He has set a decision date for Labor Day, that way he can get going on classes and voluntary workouts at his new school of choice.

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East, West Valley Conferences expect decision on season by fall meetings

East and West Valley Commissioner George Hall told the media late tonight that both the East and West Valley will have a decision on the upcoming season by the 2020 TN Fall Meetings, set for October 3-10. One potential schedule will include playing each of the fellow conference members, which would begin on Saturday January 23 or Saturday January 30. The other would have to have one (and only one school) from each conference forgo the winter sports season, putting each conference down to ten teams. They would match each team up with two teams from their respective conferences which would be showcase games where East and West Valley teams could not qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

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ACA to retain current conference schedule, push opening games back to December 26

The American Coastal Association will retain its current conference schedule the league office announced Saturday morning. Discussions went into the night about changes potentially being made to the schedule but conference commissioner Bob Fillion among others in leadership believe that this schedule will work. The ACA will begin conference play December 26, three weeks later than originally expected, by pushing conference openers back from their original December 5 date. The league will be moving forward with a conference only slate.

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2022 PG Moore narrows decision to Florida or NTBL

The nation’s top junior, Point Guard RJ Moore announced on his twitter he will be playing at Florida, the NTBL G-League, or heading straight to the NTBL if it is allowed when he graduates high school. By making this decision Moore cuts LSU, Tennessee, and UCLA out of his decision.

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An updated history of the Arkansas Valley (and the split between the divisions)

Arkansas Valley
Members:22
Regions:South Central, South Atlantic, Southeast
Former Names:Big South, American South
Commissioner:George Hall (Commissioner of East and West Valley Conferences) (3rd Year)
Years:1990-Present

1990
Alabama Gulf Coast, Atlanta, Coastal (now Asheville State), Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Georgia Baptist, Dallas, Eastern Miss, Missouri-Springfield, Naples, Southern Coastal (Charleston State) Texarkana (AR), Texarkana (TX), Texas-Arlington, and Western Miss accepted invitations to join the Big South.

2003
Huff College and Jones College accept invitations to join the conference.

2005
The Big South renames the conference the American South and rebrands.

2015
Southern North Carolina, Northern Oklahoma, and Northern Louisiana accept invitations to join the conference. The conference is renamed,and rebranded again. The conference’s new name was the Arkansas Valley Conference.

2018
Virginia State and Crossett accept invitations to join the conference.

2019
Coastal and Southern Coastal renamed Asheville State and Charleston State respectively.

2020
Arkansas Valley Commissioner George Hall announces split between the divisions, which would break into the “East Valley” and “West Valley” conferences based on their division names. The East Valley looks like this: Alabama Gulf Coast, Atlanta, Asheville State, Charleston State, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Georgia Baptist, Jones College, Naples, Southern North Carolina, and Virginia State. The West Valley looks like this: Crossett, Dallas, Eastern Miss, Huff College, Missouri-Springfield, Northern Louisiana, Northern Oklahoma, Texarkana (AR), Texarkana (TX), Texas-Arlington, and Western Miss.

Current Members:

East Valley:
AGCU
Atlanta
Asheville State
Charleston State
FGCU
Fort Lauderdale
Georgia Baptist
Jones College
Naples
Southern North Carolina
Virginia State

West Valley:
Crossett
Dallas
Eastern Miss
Huff College
Missouri-Springfield
Northern Louisiana
Northern Oklahoma
Texarkana (AR)
Texarkana (TX)
Texas-Arlington
Western Miss

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An updated history of the AtlanticWest

AtlanticWest

Members:14
Regions:South Atlantic, Southeast, South Central, Southwest
Former Names:Big Southeast
Commissioner:Benton Cook (15th Year)
Years:1899-Present

History

1899
Before many conferences were created, the Big Southeast, as it was once called was founded in 1899 by then commissioner Fred Gatling. He extended invitations to 20 universities, expecting 16 to accept. That is exactly what happened. Alabama, Alabama Gulf Coast, Arkansas, Atlanta, Coastal (now Asheville State), Dallas, Duke, Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Georgia, Georgia Baptist, Maryland, Naples, North Carolina, and Virginia State.

1900
Naples took home the conference championship in the first season of play in the conference.

1915
The Southwest Conference extended an invitation to Arkansas sometime between 1914 and 1915. Arkansas accepted the invite and never returned to the Big Southeast. Thus, the Big Southeast extended an invitation to Southern Coastal (now Charleston State), which they immediately accepted.

1932
The conference was atop of the college throwball world and stayed the same (except for Arkansas’ exit) through the 1930-1931 season. That changed when the SEC was founded and they extended invitations to Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Those three, left the Big Southeast and never returned.

1953
After being extended invitations, Duke, Maryland, and North Carolina joined the ACC in 1953. Thus, the Big Southeast extended invitations to Asheville, Huff College, Jones College, and New Orleans, which they all accepted.

1990
The Big South (later the Arkansas Valley) was created in 1990. After being extended invitations Alabama Gulf Coast, Atlanta, Coastal (now Asheville State), Dallas, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Georgia Baptist, and Southern Coastal (now Charleston State). joined the new conference. Thus, the Big Southeast extended invitations to Black Mountain, Boca Raton, Daphne, Fairhope, Nashville State, Norfolk San Antonio, and Washington DC. Here’s what the conference looked like in 1990:Black Mountain, Boca Raton, Daphne, Fairhope, Huff College, Jones College, Nashville State, Northern Arkansas, Norfolk, San Antonio, Virginia State, and Washington DC. The conference also rebranded, naming itself the AtlanticWest Conference.

2003
Huff College and Jones College accepted invitations to join the American South (later the Arkansas Valley). The AtlanticWest extended invitations to NC Central and Ouachita Baptist, which they accepted.

2018
Virginia State accepted an invitation to join the Arkansas Valley (now split into the East and West Valley Conferences). Norfolk accepted an invitation to join the ACC as a T-Division Sports only member (swim sports, throwball, and wiffle ball). Arkansas Baptist, Florida Atlantic (T-Division Sports only), and North Florida (T-Division Sports only) accepted invitations to join the AtlanticWest.

2020
Florida Atlantic accepts invitation to return to former conference, the Conference USA, effective July 1, 2020.

Current Members:
Arkansas Baptist
Asheville
Black Mountain
Boca Raton
Daphne
Fairhope
Nashville State
NC Central
New Orleans
North Florida
Northern Arkansas
Ouachita Baptist
San Antonio
Washington DC

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Big 12 approves ten game schedule for 2021

Big 12 leadership has approved a ten game schedule for the upcoming season. The schedule will include a game versus each conference foe and a non conference game that each member gets to choose. The conference said any non conference games can happen in January, but the conference schedule will begin Saturday January 23 and go through Saturday February 20. When finished, the 2021 Big 12 Schedule can be found here.

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Former TCU players, signees make decisions on new schools

Former 2020 TCU signee, (Guard) Fred Cook has announced he has signed with Mississippi State and will join the team at the beginning of the school year. Cook joins his brothers, wings Mason Cook (senior) and Carter Cook (junior) in Starkville. Former 2020 TCU Signee, (Guard) Damon Lee, has signed with Oklahoma State. The four-star will also join his team at the beginning of the school year. TCU Senior big man DJ Wise has announced he will grad transfer and play his final season at Gonzaga. Former TCU Guards Devin Powell (Junior), Kris Payne (Senior), and big man Chrishaun Thomas (Senior) have opted out of the season and will prepare for the 2021 NTBL Draft. Top JUCO center and former TCU signee Daymon Lee will play at Virginia Tech.