A weekly look into the Division III Great Lakes Region men’s basketball season.


The new season is upon us and what a start it was. Preseason #17 Marietta rolled to a 5-0 start with wins over #2 Christopher Newport and #7 Wooster jumping to #4 in this week's Top 25. Hope is off to another fast start up in Holland and look poised to claim another MIAA championship this year, while Mount St. Joseph is rewarded with a Top 25 ranking after a 5-0 start of their own. I roll through all 6 of the Great Lakes conferences and break down non-conference play as we head toward the first set of conference games this week. Joining me in the Coach's Corner is the head coach of the #4 ranked Pioneers Jon VanderWal (31:29). We discussed his team's hot start and how they maintain that chip on their shoulder amongst all the early accolades.

*Apologies for the quality in parts of the interview. Cell phone service doesn't always want to cooperate. 


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