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shelfit
10-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Does anybody know or remember the official start date for D3?

joecct
10-15-2015, 09:40 AM
10/15 or thereabouts. I think this year it is the 18th.

CrazyDave
10-15-2015, 09:54 AM
10/15 or thereabouts. I think this year it is the 18th.
Correct on 10/15, per the NCAA Women's Sports Inventory (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/NCAA-WSI.pdf) handbook. It also states the first contest can be held on...

Nov. 1, or the preceding Friday if Nov. 1 falls on a Sat. or Sun.

shelfit
10-15-2015, 01:13 PM
Correct on 10/15, per the NCAA Women's Sports Inventory (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/NCAA-WSI.pdf) handbook. It also states the first contest can be held on...

Thanks. I knew it was sometime around mid month but didn't remember if it fluctuated each year. So you're saying games can start on October 30th this year. That gives them 2 weeks to get ready to play. Aren't the NESCAC schools similar to the Ivy League schools in D1 in that they start later than everyone else?

PrezdeJohnson09
10-15-2015, 10:33 PM
It is not 10/15. It is Monday October 19th.

obserbear
10-16-2015, 08:27 AM
It is not 10/15. It is Monday October 19th.

Getting ready for the new, improved East/West!

joecct
10-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Thanks. I knew it was sometime around mid month but didn't remember if it fluctuated each year. So you're saying games can start on October 30th this year. That gives them 2 weeks to get ready to play. Aren't the NESCAC schools similar to the Ivy League schools in D1 in that they start later than everyone else?Yep. They start play the week after the football season ends. Practice, I believe, starts 2 weeks after everyone else - so around Halloween.

123kidd
10-16-2015, 10:05 AM
DIII men and women start the 3rd Monday of October. I think that changed about two years ago.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-16-2015, 12:19 PM
DIII men and women start the 3rd Monday of October. I think that changed about two years ago.

Correct.

dontyelldad
10-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Aren't the NESCAC schools similar to the Ivy League schools in D1 in that they start later than everyone else?

NESCAC schools can't start winter season until fall sports season is done. So, traditionally, they can't hold official practices until 1 November.

shelfit
10-16-2015, 01:18 PM
Thanks everyone.