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Today on ESPNís Pardon The Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon went off on the MIAC for booting out St Thomas. They were screaming back and forth criticizing the removal of a team for being too good. MIAC went from great PR when College Game Day celebrated Tommie/Johnnie game in Collegeville to pathetic PR for this wimpy move.

SJU stuck by UST. It would be nice to see UST stick by SJU in return and try to stop the demolition of our conference.

I have huge respect for SJU, CSB and Bethel for sticking by UST. But, the MIAC gave UST the boot and the MIAC is getting ripped for it. Donít blame me for pointing it out.
As you say, the MIAC changed this week from being OUR conference to YOUR conference. I played for UST in the 70ís and the MIAC has been part of my life for almost 50 years. I am grieving the loss.
(Btw, johnnies suck)
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Today on ESPNís Pardon The Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon went off on the MIAC for booting out St Thomas. They were screaming back and forth criticizing the removal of a team for being too good. MIAC went from great PR when College Game Day celebrated Tommie/Johnnie game in Collegeville to pathetic PR for this wimpy move.

SJU stuck by UST. It would be nice to see UST stick by SJU in return and try to stop the demolition of our conference.

I haven't said a word against SJ2 publicly or privately in regard to these developments. If anything, I think the CoL are challenging an ethos UST and SJ2 share, which is that a combination of academic and athletic excellence is something to be valued. As much as I try to infuriate Johnnies, I realize that in this case they are allies. If the powers that be at SJ2 were to come out with a statement on these developments it would help immensely.
Might we not see UST taking a few more schools with it to the WIAC?

That would be a "Super-conference"!
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Today on ESPNís Pardon The Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon went off on the MIAC for booting out St Thomas. They were screaming back and forth criticizing the removal of a team for being too good. MIAC went from great PR when College Game Day celebrated Tommie/Johnnie game in Collegeville to pathetic PR for this wimpy move.

SJU stuck by UST. It would be nice to see UST stick by SJU in return and try to stop the demolition of our conference.

I haven't said a word against SJ2 publicly or privately in regard to these developments. If anything, I think the CoL are challenging an ethos UST and SJ2 share, which is that a combination of academic and athletic excellence is something to be valued. As much as I try to infuriate Johnnies, I realize that in this case they are allies. If the powers that be at SJ2 were to come out with a statement on these developments it would help immensely.
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by wm4 on Today at 06:14:44 pm »
You cannot build an ass-whupping athletic program at the D-III level with only the level of athlete paying 30K per year.

Yes, yes you can.
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Honestly, Oz, I think that's what UST did -- especially if you consider "demolition" to be "four or five schools leaving" the conference.

Agree with Pat here. I'm not Tommie lover, but I think the UST administration has handled this entire debacle with a lot of class. They could have turned this really ugly. Instead they clearly stated 1) they wanted to remain, 2) that they did everything they could. And then bowed out with about as much grace as an institution could given the circumstances.
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East Region / Re: Liberty League
« Last post by nyhoopstalk on Today at 06:07:53 pm »
The Liberty League is going to look very different next year with the departures from Skidmore and Hobart. The LL could be wide open.

For one hot second I thought you were saying Skidmore and Hobart are leaving the league, and I was wondering how that could be possible on such a short time frame. Then I realized you were talking about individual players graduating. :)


Sorry! Yes, I was referring to players graduating and also Hobart losing their head coach.
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Honestly, Oz, I think that's what UST did -- especially if you consider "demolition" to be "four or five schools leaving" the conference.
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Today on ESPNís Pardon The Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon went off on the MIAC for booting out St Thomas. They were screaming back and forth criticizing the removal of a team for being too good. MIAC went from great PR when College Game Day celebrated Tommie/Johnnie game in Collegeville to pathetic PR for this wimpy move.

SJU stuck by UST. It would be nice to see UST stick by SJU in return and try to stop the demolition of our conference.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by Bartman on Today at 06:00:34 pm »
The University of Rochester is a total wildcard when it comes to Athletics. They are the #33 ranked National Research University with over 6,000 undergrads and national reputations ranging from the sciences, technology and music(Eastman School of Music). They have an Endowment of over 2 Billion to support the undergraduate and graduate programs(graduate program enrollment is equal to undergraduate). They have  been a D3 program since I can remember, and athletics has not been a high priority relative to its endowment, but if they every changed course and decided that athletics could complement their competitiveness overall, they could be highly competitive with the rest of the Liberty League. Coach Marinovitch would have been attractive to them because he succeeded at another great University (MIT), and they probably want to be better otherwise I'm sure Marinovitch would not have made the move. Coach M had to deal with very high admissions standards and U of R is the most selective academically of all the LL schools, so let's see if he can get his target recruits admitted.  I would watch the Yellowjackets in the next few years, because I think they wanted to clean up the program's reputation in all ways. Now if Coach M can't get it done they may lose confidence and blow up the program, but I think he will make some progress based on his success at MIT. 
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Today on ESPNís Pardon The Interruption, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon went off on the MIAC for booting out St Thomas. They were screaming back and forth criticizing the removal of a team for being too good. MIAC went from great PR when College Game Day celebrated Tommie/Johnnie game in Collegeville to pathetic PR for this wimpy move.
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