At this point in time, it is probably expected that Hoopsville be on the air, covering Division III basketball on a yearly basis. However, while many are used to it just being there, we are trying to keep the show from getting predictable.
What does that mean?
Well, for starters, Hoopsville has a new home. Goucher College was wonderful for four seasons, giving us a place to broadcast and adapting to fit our schedule, but we have moved on to our own studio.
While the 6th season was late to start, we are back on the air and broadcasting from our own studios. This will allow us more flexibility, ability to handle more fans, and the chance to interview more guests even if they can't make it on the air live.
Of course, while some things are changing, some things aren't. We are once again teaming up with D3hoops.com and the NABC to not only bring you the best regional reporters in the country, but also the most interviews with coaches and other guests in the country.
The NABC Coach's Corner returns for its third season and will continue to be the source of news and notes from the world of coaching, but also the place to tune in and hear what coaches are doing... off the bench.
Programs they are involved in; committees they are a part of; even non-basketball events and news they are proud of.
We have also teamed up again with the Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament to take the show on the road in November and introduce you to schools you either have not heard of or don't know much about. The "School of the Week" segment is a chance for you to hear from coaches, teams, and schools not everyone is familiar with. Each school is selected by Dave McHugh and others for either what they have done on the court the previous week, or how they impact other teams in their conference or region. We also chose teams from those nominated by fans, coaches, and even SIDs. For more information on how you can nominate your favorite team, e-mail Dave McHugh.
We are in our seventh season and continue to promise that Hoopsville will be the only place you can hear what is going on around Division III basketball through the championship games in March. The show will remain in its three-hour format and continue to provide archives on a weekly basis. And we will be making some additions.
You will still be able to interact with the show, by simply e-mailing or instant messaging the show live on the air. However, you will soon be able to chat with us in other ways than just AOL IM and email and we may even start taking calls from you the fans.
Started by Dave McHugh, Hoopsville continues to be the only place for the Division III basketball fans, players, coaches, and parents to talk D-III hoops.Once again, Dave McHugh and his cast of regional reporters and correspondents will break down the week that was ... and the week that will be in D-III basketball.
The show starts 7 p.m. ET each Thursday and Sunday night for two hours.
And if you would like to suggest any ideas for the show, please feel free to e-mail us or post your thoughts on Posting Up. So, take the time to log on and hear what all the buzz is about. Because if you want to talk about Division III basketball... you've got to listen to Hoopsville! (Hoopsville is presented completely free for the listening public, but there are costs involved in producing the show. If anyone is interested in helping offset some of these costs, please contact Dave McHugh or Pat Coleman)