With the start of the 2014-15 season of competition, the MIAA and PrestoSports is offering a new feature for visitors to its website: a composite schedule and live scoreboard function for most of its contests.
The feature offers one-click access to up-to-the-minute game results across the conference. Once on the scoreboard, users can click onto audio and video broadcasts of each contest.
The composite schedule and live scoreboard will be available throughout the season.
MIAA, NACC Resume Football Challenge Saturday
For the second weekend in a row, MIAA football teams will take on teams from another Midwest conference on the gridiron.
The seven MIAA football teams will travel Saturday to face teams from the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference for the third year of the MIAA/NACC Challenge.
The past two years have seen the two conferences split their contests, with each conference claiming seven victories. NACC schools posted a 5-2 record against the MIAA when they hosted the series in 2012, and MIAA schools last year returned the favor by winning five of the seven games they hosted.
The MIAA and NACC last year reached agreement on an extension of the series through the 2017 season. They also reached an "interlock" agreement in which the teams that have the bye in conference play each week will meet each other.
Here are Saturday's matchups in the MIAA/NACC Challenge:
Kalamazoo Hosts USTA/ITA Women's Tennis Regional
Kalamazoo will host the Central Region of the U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College women's tennis championships this weekend.
Players from four MIAA schools - Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo and Saint Mary's - will be among the players from throughout the Midwest competing in the tournament. Matches will be played at Kalamazoo's Stowe Stadium as well as Western Michigan University's courts.
NCAA Reaches Out to Former Student-Athletes
The NCAA is excited to announce a new initiative in which they will be celebrating and reaching out to former student-athletes.
NCAA After The Game is a new resource for former NCAA student-athletes to help them search for and potenially gain employment, and will also act as a source for them to access helpful information regarding staying healthy after college. Additionally, After The Game will share stories of former student-athletes who are continuing to give back to their communities, highlight a student-athlete’s success in college and beyond, and will also link them to other former student-athletes from their alma mater.
NCAA After The Game features a career center that fosters connections between former student-athletes and employers who want to hire them. Former NCAA student-athletes can post resumes, search for employment, and get job-seeking advice. Research shows that this is the number one service student-athletes wanted.
Click here for more information on NCAA After The Game.
Calvin Men's Golf Coach Part Of Research Effort Connecting Sport and Faith
More and more, athletes are displaying gestures of faith
in response to a moment of athletic achievement. This begs the
question as to what role faith plays in sports – or perhaps,
more importantly, what role sports play in faith.
The group largely came together through networking and
conversations at conferences where the idea for a declaration was
launched. The Declaration was developed over a two-year period at
meetings in Raleigh, N.C.; Waco, Texas; and most recently in Grand
Rapids, sponsored by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.
The Declaration on Sport and the Christian Life was officially
released this week, when it was sent to media sources as well as
colleges around the nation. So far, the Declaration has been sent
to a few notable figures in sports and theology, and Bolt says the
response has been good.
Click here to read more on this story.
Players of the Week
Hope Soccer Teams To Host Van Andel Institute Benefit Games
The Hope men’s and women’s soccer teams are teaming
later up this month to benefit Purple Community®, Van
Andel Institute’s grassroots fundraising program.
Click here to learn more about the Hope benefit games for the Van Andel Institute.