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Region 1 men's basketball / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Last post by middhoops on Today at 09:07:06 pm »
The Alex Sobel experience was visited upon Skidmore tonight in Saratoga Springs.
The big guy scored 29, with 20 boards, 7 blocks and 8 offensive boards in a 73-53 win.

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All newspapers have, of course, been hit hard over the decades. But some companies are smarter, stronger than others.

St. Cloud would likely be better off had it been purchased by Forum, which grabbed up a number of Upper Midwest papers over the past few years, including Duluth and Rochester.

Check out the Willmar staff, which has about 40 percent smaller circulation.

https://www.wctrib.com/contact-us
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Region 1 men's basketball / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Last post by lumbercat on Today at 08:25:00 pm »
Tuned in for Bates-Bowdoin game tonight in Brunswick. Forget the non conference status, this is always a big game.

Morrell gym is empty......is it snowing up there, covid breakout???..........Ahh, just checked the Bowdoin athletic schedule to see that the resurgent 5-1 Hockey Polar Bears under new coach Ben Guite are playing across campus. As it was back in the day, Morell Gym on Hockey nights becomes a cavernous morgue and Basketball becomes a secondary sport at Bowdoin.  Ray Bicknell battled the frustration of that syndrome for years with his Polar Bear cagers.

At the end of the day Bowdoin is a Hockey school.

Also not sure why the voice of Bobacat Basketball Aaron Morse is doing the play by play on a game at Bowdoin??? Thats a first for NESCAC sports telecasts but no complaints here from the Garnet faithful - Aaron is one of the best. Happy to listen to his call in place of the Bowdoin play by play guy who does nothing but repeat the old trite 1960's call of "BANG" when the Bears make a hoop.
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The paper of Reusse and Augie. They covered the region's high schools, including the late, great Rum River Conference, like no other.
So sad. I spent a J term there in mid-'70.

Doomed as soon as it was acquired by Gannett. As they say. "With Gannett the accent is always on the net."

Dang -- hey, listen -- the St. Cloud Times has been a Gannett paper for at least 30 years. Things only got this bad a few years ago when Gannett merged with GateHouse, which was always much worse.

True, it only got "this bad"  under Gannett/Gatehouse. Far worse. This is almost unimaginable. The merger was actually more of a takeover by Gatehouse, but it realized the Gannett brand was worth keeping. Gatehouse was always the cheapest of the cheap. (And I know cheap, I once worked for an outfit that told folks to bring their own soap to for the restrooms.)

But I'd certainly say the SCT certainly suffered under Gannett, which did not treat its regional properties well. A longtime former managing editor there was a Johnnie, who was there long before Gannett. Gannett swept up weak and strong regional papers and held them all to a single standard. Beyond the  "cookie cutter" editorial polices, its cuts over most of years it owned St. Cloud appeared more severe than other chains, i.e. Knight Ridder, Scripps or others were making on similar properties.

I'm glad though that CSB/SJU grabbed former Timers such Deland, Frank R. and Dana D.


I reckon google search and adds killed the paper’s advertising revenue.  It was a slow dwindle to nothing.
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by PauldingLightUP on Today at 08:06:33 pm »
2023 Pre Championship Manual is out!

Of note, combined championship coming back to Indy in 2026 based off future dates section.

Other stuff as you would expect, pretty much copy and paste from year to year except committees.

https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/championships/sports/basketball/d3/men/2022-23D3MBB_PreChampManual.pdf
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The paper of Reusse and Augie. They covered the region's high schools, including the late, great Rum River Conference, like no other.
So sad. I spent a J term there in mid-'70.

Doomed as soon as it was acquired by Gannett. As they say. "With Gannett the accent is always on the net."

Dang -- hey, listen -- the St. Cloud Times has been a Gannett paper for at least 30 years. Things only got this bad a few years ago when Gannett merged with GateHouse, which was always much worse.

True, it only got "this bad"  under Gannett/Gatehouse. Far worse. This is almost unimaginable. The merger was actually more of a takeover by Gatehouse, but it realized the Gannett brand was worth keeping. Gatehouse was always the cheapest of the cheap. (And I know cheap, I once worked for an outfit that told folks to bring their own soap for the restrooms.)

But I'd certainly say the SCT certainly suffered under Gannett, which did not treat its regional properties well. A longtime former managing editor there was a Johnnie, who was there long before Gannett. Gannett swept up weak and strong regional papers and held them all to a single standard. Beyond the  "cookie cutter" editorial policies, its cuts over most of years it owned St. Cloud appeared more severe than other chains, i.e. Knight Ridder, Scripps or others were making on similar properties.

I'm glad though that CSB/SJU grabbed former Timers such Deland, Frank R. and Dana D.
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Doesn’t the NCAA set the price of playoff tickets?
At the HS level in FL, most schools are moving towards online ticketing.

It started out prior to COVID, but really took off during the pandemic.

It reduces time counting and accounting for the cash.

If it’s about dollars and cents why not just increase ticket prices to account for inflation, I’m pretty sure playoff tickets were $10 when I was an undergrad at mount

I don’t know but that’s a good question.
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WEEK 1

Nathan Schneider - Pitt-Bradford vs Keuka 12/9
Brody Fox - Stout vs Loras 12/9
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Region 4 football (Great Lakes-ish) / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by Fido0650 on Today at 07:36:40 pm »
Doesn’t the NCAA set the price of playoff tickets?
At the HS level in FL, most schools are moving towards online ticketing.

It started out prior to COVID, but really took off during the pandemic.

It reduces time counting and accounting for the cash.

If it’s about dollars and cents why not just increase ticket prices to account for inflation, I’m pretty sure playoff tickets were $10 when I was an undergrad at mount
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 Emmaus Bible is not a D3 affiliated team. ;) You did pick the right guy though.
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