Morning Show

GPAC Preseason Basketball Polls Released for 2013-14
GPAC Preseason Basketball Polls Released for 2013-14

Concordia and Morningside each totaled 93 points and are the preseason coaches’ selections to win the 2013-2014 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Basketball Championship.  The Bulldogs tallied five first place votes, with the Mustangs picked fist on four ballots.  Morningside was the regular and post-season champion of the league last winter.  Northwestern took the final three place votes and totaled 84 points in being selected third.  Briar Cliff was picked fourth and Dakota Wesleyan fifth in the early season poll.

Points were awarded on a 10-1 basis and coaches’ could not vote for their own team.
Here is the complete 2013-14 GPAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

Place School Points First Place Votes
1t. Concordia 93 5
1t. Morningside 93 4
3. Northwestern 84
4. Briar Cliff 73
5. Dakota Wesleyan 64
6. Hastings 52
7. Dordt 43
8. Mount Marty 39
9. Midland 33
10. Doane 21
11. NebraskaWesleyan 10

Midland Picked in 2013-2014 GPAC Men’s Basketball Poll

Midland totaled 93 points and five first place votes and is the preseason coaches’ selection to win the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Basketball Championship for 2013-14.  The Warriors posted a 21-13 record last year and advanced to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals in Point Lookout, Missouri.  Northwestern, champions of the regular season last winter, is picked second with 80 points and one first place votes.  Hastings was picked third with 78 points and two first place votes.  Morningside was picked fourth with 77 points and one first place vote.  The final first place vote went to Dordt, who tallied 75 points, after winning the GPAC Post-Season Title last year and appearing in their second straight NAIA Elite Eight.

Points were awarded on a 10-1 basis and coaches’ could not vote for their own team.
Here is the complete 2013-14 GPAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

 

Place School Points First Place Votes
1. Midland 93 5
2. Northwestern 80 1
3. Hastings 78 2
4. Morningside 77 1
5. Dordt 75 2
6. Doane 53
7. NebraskaWesleyan 49
8. Briar Cliff 38
9. Dakota Wesleyan 33
10. Concordia 18
11. Mount Marty 11

The Morning Show

Renee Robbins and Tim Smith, together with News Director Bill Lurken, host the KMIT morning show, with an entertaining combination of information, music, contests, special guests, news and weather.

E-mail Renee with any questions, comments, or requests at: renee@kmit.com

Billy can be reached at: news@kmit.com

Recent Headlines

in National

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

in National

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP564917773040_12

A look at some of the biggest plays and best photos in sports this week.

in Music

Taylor Swift, Joe Walsh surprise fans at Kenny Chesney concert

Kenny Chesney performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in New York.

Taylor Swift and Joe Walsh surprised the crowd at a Kenny Chesney concert by appearing onstage for impromptu duets.