Tidbits From The Boschee Press Conference

As you probably know by now, new Bemidji State basketball coach Mike Boschee had his first formal press conference Tuesday. What struck me about the presser was just how familiar Boschee seemed to be with the NSIC and area basketball in general. That’s no surprise; Boschee is from Valley City, N.D., played at North Dakota…
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NSIC Tweaks Postseason Formats

Now that the NSIC has 16 teams (a fact that I take issue with… and have been working on a blog post to that effect, so look for it here), the league can afford to do some tweaking to its postseason formats. According to Andy Renneke of the St. Cloud Times, the league made lots…
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Boschee In As New Bemidji State Hoops Coach

I meant to update this earlier in the day, but in case you hadn’t heard, Bemidji State hired Mike Boschee as its new head coach. I wasn’t able to chat with Boschee or athletic director Rick Goeb until later in the day. But both told me they were excited. There was a bit of a…
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BSU Hoops: Breaking Down The Finalists

Since our last update (sorry, it’s been a while), there hasn’t been much movement on the BSU coaching search aside from the fact that South Dakota State assistant Austin Hansen removed himself from the running this past weekend. That leaves three candidates: Illinois-Chicago’s Al Biancalana, Washington State’s Jeff Hironaka and Central College’s Mike Boschee. Not…
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BSU Announces Men’s Basketball Coach Finalists

We’re going to take a break from weird WCHA news now for much more relevant and local breaking news: Bemidji State just announced four finalists for the head coaching job that’s been open since Matt Bowen left for Minnesota Duluth. The finalists include: Al Biancalana, associate head coach at Illinois-Chicago Mike Bosche, head coach at Central…
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WCHA: Strange Lights

Indulge me for a moment, but this Deerhunter song perfectly encapsulates what has come to be known in the world of the WCHA as the “Alaska Plan.” “What direction should we choose? / We’re lost and still confused” I’ll explain: At this point yesterday, all we really knew about the WCHA playoffs was that there…
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WCHA Meetings Wrap Up In Weirdest Possible Way

Well, that was anticlimactic weird. The WCHA sent out a press release today saying the league had finished up its summer meetings in Detroit. Unfortunately, the press release, which you can find here, didn’t say much. Most people were probably most interested in finding out where they’d play the Final Five. Instead, in the most…
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WCHA Meetings: Tournament Talk

If you saw my story in the Pioneer today, you’ll know that the WCHA is holding its annual meetings in Detroit this week. BSU head coach Tom Serratore wasn’t able to tell me much when we chatted very quickly yesterday, but I’ve been able to cull a little bit of info from other news sources…
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