Category Archives: NCBBA Headlines

NEW TEAM

The NCBBA is excited to announce that Northland Pioneer College has officially joined the NCBBA Women’s Division for the 2020-2021 season. Welcome Golden Eagles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-21 NCBBA-W Season to be Spring Only

The NCBBA-W has surveyed the member teams regarding the possibility of playing fall conference games due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We have heard from over 90% of the NCBBA-W membership and only 2 teams have reported that they are allowed to compete this fall.  Given this information, we will be moving forward with the plan of the 20-21 NCBBA-W season being spring-only.  That being said, we are going to be delaying the scheduling of the spring-only conference games till late fall semester.  We will be reaching out to our teams again in late October to reevaluate everyone’s status regarding spring competition with the goal of releasing the spring schedules by the end of November.  This goal may change based upon the results of our October evaluations.

 

During this time we will continue to recruit new teams to join the NCBBA-W for spring participation as we have had several teams interested in joining but delayed their registration as they awaited to find out if they would be allowed to compete during the fall semester.

 

Sandy Sanderson

President

National Club Basketball Association

NEW TEAM

The NCBBA is excited to announce that Western Michigan University has officially joined the NCBBA Women’s Division for the 2020-2021 season. Welcome Broncos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW TEAM

The NCBBA is excited to announce that UMass Amherst has officially joined the NCBBA Women’s Division for the 2020-2021 season. Welcome Minutemen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 NCBBA-W ANNUAL LEAGUE MEETING

The date for the 2020 NCBBA-W Annual League Meeting has been set! Join us LIVE on our Facebook Page on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm EST. The meeting will cover this past season, what’s to come for next season, and new rule proposals for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Make sure you ‘Like’ the NCBBA-W Facebook page before the meeting takes place! Click HERE to view the invitation.  See you there!

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 SHUTS DOWN NCBBA-W NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Unfortunately the impacts of the Corona Virus and the most up-to-date measures to prevent spread have now been prolonged past the scheduled date of the NCBBA-Women’s National Championship (April 17-19).  With that being said, it is with great disappointment to notify all NCBBA Women’s member teams and especially the recently crowned Regional Champions that we must cancel the 2020 National Championship Tournament scheduled to be held in Erie, PA.  With The White House issuing an extension to national social distancing guidelines through April 30th and Pennsylvania being under a “Stay at Home” order through the same date, hosting this event has become an impossibility given the circumstances.

With 89% of the regular season having been completed prior to the outbreak, we have decided to crown a 2020 NCBBA-W National Champion based upon the merits earned over the course of the regular season.

  • Ohio State – Finished #1 in the Great Lakes conference during regular season, posting a 12-0 Conference Record and 22-1-1 overall. They were also recognized as the #1 ranked team nationally in the latest Phenom Elite Top 15 Poll.

While we can all agree, this is certainly not how we envisioned or wanted this season to come to an end, it is the reality given the impact of COVID-19.  We hope that you can join us in congratulating Ohio State on a fantastic season.  We thank you all for your continued support of the NCBBA and the love for the game.

We do wish we were in a much different state of the world and had much better news to provide.  However, we have been optimistic throughout this process and will continue to do so.  We hope that you can share in our optimism and know that we as a league will be better than ever in 2020-2021.

We will be in touch in the coming days and weeks with updates on this past season as well as the upcoming one.  In the meantime, I encourage you all to participate in the All-American selection process by filling out the nomination form that was emailed to you.  Also, be sure to tune into the NCBBA-W Annual League Meeting on April 23rd at 7pm EST.  More details regarding that meeting will be sent out in the coming days.  Also, please be sure to check your email regularly, as we will be in touch soon regarding plans moving forward to prepare for next season.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know.  Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Sandy Sanderson

President

National Club Basketball Association

COVID-19 Shutsdown NCBBA-W Regional Playoffs

Unfortunately it appears the impact of the Corona Virus and the new measures to prevent spread have now impacted all regions of the NCBBA-W, and thus we will have to cancel all 7 regional playoffs due to not having any qualifying teams who are capable of competing during regional weekend (March 27-29).

That said we have decided to crown the following teams as Regional Champions based upon the merit earned over the course of the regular season.

New England – Vermont – Finished #1 in the North conference during regular season play and is ranked #4 nationally compared to Providence who finished #1 in the South conference and is ranked #7 nationally.

North Atlantic – Cortland – Finished #1 in the conference during regular season play.

Mid-Atlantic – Penn State – Finished #1 in the West conference during regular season play and is ranked #8 nationally compared to Drexel who finished #1 in the East conference and is ranked #10 nationally.

South Atlantic– Clemson – Finished #1 in the conference during regular season play.

Great Lakes – Ohio State – Finished #1 in the conference during regular season play.

Mid America – SIUe – Finished #1 in the conference during regular season play.

Pacific – Stanford – Finished #1 in the conference during regular season play.

The NCBBA-W is still optimistic that the National Championship will still be able to take place April 17-19.  Some people have asked why we haven’t bagged the entire season like the NCAA, but we are approaching this crisis with a sense of hope and optimism.  While we are preparing for the worst case scenario, it is easy (yet painful) to send an email and end the 2020 season.  What we are also doing is preparing for the BEST case scenario which is much harder.  IF this crisis were to improve quickly we would like to be in a position to still host a National Championship for those deserving, able, and willing to compete.  This will eventually end, life will eventually return to normal, and when it does we want to be able to help heal the psyche of our student athletes through sport as quickly as possible.  That said we are going to monitor status of the situation and on April 1st reevaluate the situation and the possible feasibility of hosting the National Championship and make the call at that time.  If we are able to proceed with the National Championship, the regional champions mentioned above would receive automatic bids, as well as the necessary At Large Bid invites to get to a field of 8.

We wish we were coming to you in a much different state of the world, and we hope you share the same sense of hope and optimism we do.  Please be safe in these coming weeks and we will be in touch in early April with an update on our plans.  In the meantime please be sure to take a few minutes and nominate your players for All American consideration.

Sincerely,

Sandy Sanderson

President

National Club Basketball Association