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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2790 on: November 29, 2017, 08:12:40 pm »
With their fourth consecutive winless season, Earlham has now lost 43 games in a row.  Is that beginning to approach the record for overall futility?

If I'm not mistaken, North Park holds the record for consecutive conference losses (don't recall the number), but they usually beat at least one non-con team.

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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2791 on: November 29, 2017, 10:27:14 pm »
With their fourth consecutive winless season, Earlham has now lost 43 games in a row.  Is that beginning to approach the record for overall futility?

Yes. Macalester lost 50 consecutive games from 1974-79.
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« Reply #2792 on: December 14, 2017, 11:51:18 am »
I am very familiar with the D3 process in most sports except football.  My daughters both attended a D3 school without football so I am unsure of how their spring operates.  Do they have a week or two in the spring to practice with pads, etc.  Or are they not allowed contact in the spring? 

Can someone help me with some info on this?

PS I have a son transferring to play football at a D3 this spring so that is why I am wondering.


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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2793 on: December 14, 2017, 12:16:45 pm »
Some conferences impose additional restrictions but here's the base spring practice:
15 or 16 (I forget which) practice sessions. Football allowed but no pads.

If a school is making a trip out of the country over summer break, a team gets 10 padded practices to prepare for that. You can make a trip like that once every three years.
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« Reply #2794 on: December 14, 2017, 03:41:29 pm »
Yea I found after I posted this where it came up for vote in 2015 about allowing pads in the spring.  It was voted down something like 51% to 49%.