ODAC Podcast: January 21, 2011
Interview with VWC's Dave Macedo
While swimming and indoor track resumed their schedules this
past week, men's and women's basketball are about two-thirds of the
way through their campaigns as teams start to eye the 2011 ODAC
Basketball Tournaments. Brad and J.J. have a look at the
movement in the standings of both sports over the past two weeks,
and feature an interview with Virginia Wesleyan men's coach, Dave
Coach Macedo's Marlins are currently ranked #2 in the latest Top-25 poll from www.d3hoops.com. VWC has run out to a 16-0 record, having earned 2-of-25 first place votes in the national survey and sitting as one of only seven undefeated squads amongst the poll's ranks. Winning has become a tradition for Virginia Wesleyan men's basketball as the Marlins have rattled off 231 wins under Coach Macedo, including berths into each of the past six national tournaments. The Marlins won the 2006 national championship and backed that up with a second straight trip to Salem and the national championship game in 2007. Now in his 11th season at VWC, Coach Macedo looks to guide the Marlins to a lucky seventh consecutive NCAA berth.
Aside from news about ODAC athletes in action, Brad explains some new legislation that will affect D-III and the ODAC following the recently completed NCAA national convention. That event, as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) convention, was held in San Antonio, Texas. The latter gathering had particular significance to the ODAC as Lynchburg men's soccer coach Chris Yeager was announced as the NSCAA Division III Coach of the Year after leading the Hornets to the 2010 national championship game.
Some new program will be reaching the airways next weekend as Dave Ross heads up a 30-minute men's basketball show on ESPNinVA.com. Starting Saturday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m., Ross will dive into discussion, analysis and features surrounding ODAC and NCAA Division III Men's Basketball leading up to the NCAA Division III National Championship in Salem the weekend of March 18-19. The show will include guest commentary from individuals inside and out of the ODAC as it covers the process of teams "On the Way to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship." The show will be streamed live on www.espninva.com and broadcast in the areas of each of the following four radio stations: 1240 AM in Roanoke, 1350 AM in Bedford, 1320 AM in Lynchburg, and 106.3 FM in Danville.
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