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Sideline Ettiquette at Football

by on Sep.21, 2013, under Are you kidding me??, d3sports, football, How it's done, NCAA Tournament

NCAALimitLinesFor the last five years we have been trying to get schools and officials to standardize their enforcement of the NCAA limit lines rules. You have to be a minimum of the four yards (12 feet) off the side of the field, you cannot go in the team area (which is between the 25 yard lines), you can’t be right up on the line of scrimmage, don’t cheer for your team or a play, etc.

But there have been officials just this year kicking our photographers (who have years of experience covering the events, carry liability insurance, pay attention to the entire game going on around them) back to soccer and lacrosse lines at stadiums, claiming “new rules” that don’t exist, etc.

Why? Well, because of a few bad apples at games. Last year Larry Radloff and I witnessed one of those photographers (in this case a Wisc.-Stevens Point parent) so close to the field she was rolled by one of the sideline officials. Her camera hit her in the face, she bled, went to the hospital and came back for the fourth quarter.
That official ended up with a few injuries of his own and, as I was told later in the season, was not able to work the rest of the year.

This weekend one of our photographers shared a photo of a parent right up against the sideline, well beyond the posted limit line on the field, who later went into the team area to take photos.

Please parents: stay off the sidelines at games. It’s a dangerous environment and we’re seasoned professionals working the games.

When officials come to us and tell us to move they explain they’ve been injured by parents on the sidelines being too close – we understand the safety aspect of their concern but we pay attention to what we’re doing. Yes, we still get hit on the sidelines, but we’re the last people they should be concerned about.

So to my point:

Parents: Please follow the rules when you are given sideline access.
Schools: Please enforce all the rules on the sidelines equally and work to keep the sidelines to those people who have a reason to be there (parents and boosters should not be allowed on the field during competition)
Officials: Please do not make up rules as you see fit. The NCAA has the rules set and unless the lines are painted differently on a field the NCAA’s rules take precedence. A limit line is not a yellow soccer or lacrosse boundry, a media limit line is defined as “12-inch lines and at 24-inch intervals”.

We all have a job to perform and if you (parents, other photographers, officials) ignore the rules it makes the rest of us look bad.

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It’s MADNESS, I tell you… MADNESS!!!!

by on Mar.06, 2013, under baseball, basketball, d3sports, hockey, Insights, NCAA Tournament

CBS Sports and the NCAA like to make us think March is mad because of the Division I Men’s Basketball tournament… but those of us who cover or follow other sports know it’s mad for another reason.

As you know I am within a short drive of the HHH Metrodome and I am often found in the press box or on the field of the Dome taking photos but this weekend is uniquely insane: I am scheduling 10 matchups with the possibility of a couple extra between now and Sunday night. Although three of those are WCHA Final Faceoff hockey games but we should also have the Saint Thomas/North Central (Ill.) men’s basketball game covered, as well as two basketball games at Wisc.-Whitewater on Friday and NCAA Div III hockey tournament game on Saturday night.

If any of you make the trip to any of these events please stop by and say hi to Larry Radloff or myself.

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The Many Faces of Glenn Caruso

by on Jan.09, 2013, under football, Insights, MIAC, NCAA Tournament, OAC, WIAC

We realized very early in the season (before the end of their first game of the year) that St. Thomas’ head coach Glenn Caruso would be an interesting character to cover. Nevermind the fact that we’ve seen him coach every single year he’s been in Minnesota (two years at Macalester before taking over the Tommies) and we know how animated (continue reading…)

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NCAA Playoffs – Soccer and Football – and more!!

by on Dec.02, 2012, under basketball, CCIW, football, hockey, Liberty League, NCAA Tournament, soccer, UMAC

Some select photos from this weekend’s games:

Football
St. Thomas vs. Hobart: Photo Gallery Ryan Coleman and Scott Pierson, d3photography.com
Mount Union vs. Widener: Photo Gallery Dan Poel, OhioSI.com
Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Wesley: Photo Gallery Andrew Zavoina, d3photography.com

Soccer Shot by Eric Kelley, d3photography.com
Emory vs. Messiah – Women’s Championship: Photo Gallery
Ohio Northern vs. Messiah – Men’s Championship: Photo Gallery
Emory vs. Wheaton (Ill.) – Women’s Semifinal: Photo Gallery
Messiah vs. Misericordia – Women’s Semifinal: Photo Gallery
Messiah vs. Loras – Men’s Semifinal: Photo Gallery
Ohio Northern vs. Williams – Men’s Semifinal: Photo Gallery

Basketball Shot by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Knox vs. Lawrence – Men’s: Photo Gallery
Knox vs. Lawrence – Women’s: Photo Gallery

Ice Hockey Shot by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Marian vs. Northland – Men’s: Photo Gallery

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2nd round of NCAA Football Playoffs

by on Nov.24, 2012, under football, NCAA Tournament

News Conferences

Elmhurst News Conference (audio)

Saint Thomas News Conference (audio)

Photo Galleries
Wisc-Oshkosh vs. Bethel

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Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Franklin

Saint Thomas vs. Elmhurst
First Half

Second Half

Mount Union vs. Johns Hopkins
Dan Poel

Anthony Carbone

We apologize for the multiple galleries/slideshows it was a unique weekend for us.

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2011 Frozen Four Photo Galleries

by on Apr.10, 2011, under hockey, NCAA Tournament

Championship

Semifinal 1 – Notre Dame vs. Minn-Duluth

Semifinal 2 – North Dakota vs. Michigan

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2011 NCAA® Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship – Semifinal 2: St. Norbert vs. Norwich

by on Mar.26, 2011, under hockey, NCAA Tournament

Photos by Pat Coleman (of D3sports.com), Wade Gardner and Ryan Coleman (both of d3photography.com) for USCHO.com and D3sports.com.

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2011 NCAA® Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship – Semifinal 1: Adrian vs. Oswego State

by on Mar.26, 2011, under hockey, NCAA Tournament, Uncategorized

Photos by Pat Coleman (of D3sports.com), Wade Gardner and Ryan Coleman (both of d3photography.com) for USCHO.com and D3sports.com.

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