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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by jamtoTommie on Today at 12:18:52 pm »
I'd take the under on that all day long.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« Last post by Bartman on Today at 12:17:56 pm »

Brockport State fans

Congrats on a great year. You played tough against the number 1 team in thr nation. Many people thought it would be a UMHB blowout. Guess no one knew how good Brockport really was.
Although I am a Mount grad (oh really, MUC57, duh, would have never guessed), it was nice to see a real "East bracket". No Mount Union as top seed. Seems to me, this is the way it should be.
The "East Region" takes a bad rap every year. Justified? I'll let others debate that issue.
All I know is Brockport St. was a worthy representative of the region
I not only follow the Purple Raiders but Dlll in general. I'll have to keep my eye out next year for The Golden Eagles.(Not Boston College, the other ones)!
Have a good off season. See you next year!

Perfect example of what I said earlier....

*golf clap*

Well said MUC57
Fisheralum91,
         Agreed........ +k to MUC57, thanks for the comment.....really liked "east" bracket too
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I have no idea what the NCAA hopes to show with Shenandoah. If UMHB doesn't make that game, and you get a combination of UMU and UWW or UWO or any 2 schools that need to fly, attendance will likely be a true dud.

Both locations suck.  At least Texas has more neutral weather.  The same head scratching happened when the FCS chose Frisco Texas for their championship game.  I still think a location like Memphis is a better bet.  Using your logic of attendance, Salem should have poor attendance because a Virginia team didn't make to the Championship.  That doesn't compute.  A central location like Memphis makes travel time for all teams and fans lower overall; far better than Salem!

I am sure that Memphis or Nashville would be happy to host an NCAA championship of any division.  It still is a (very small) feather in the cap for the cities.  Add the tourist potential for fans traveling to either there or Nashville.  It really is a win-win for fans, the NCAA and the host.  Yes, I make a lot of assumptions, but I find it very hard to believe that Canton and somewhere down in Texas were the only options......

-Ski
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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by Jack Parkman on Today at 12:15:44 pm »
Early line is as follows....

UMHB -3 with the Over/Under at 46.5
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by Jack Parkman on Today at 12:15:33 pm »
Early line is as follows....

UMHB -3 with the Over/Under at 46.5
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I thought that there were several passes in the UWO-UMU game that were dropped because the players' hands were too cold.
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Teamski

Just curious, what's a weather neutral site? Not too hot, not too cold? Where?
Weather neutral...

Mature turf field

Dry

Wind velocity less than 10 MPH.

Temperature range 50 to 65 degrees.
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I have no idea what the NCAA hopes to show with Shenandoah. If UMHB doesn't make that game, and you get a combination of UMU and UWW or UWO or any 2 schools that need to fly, attendance will likely be a true dud.

But you might not have to wear a jacket and that's the important thing.   ;)
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The Stagg was held throughout the 70s in Phenix City Alabama and again in the mid to late 80s before switching to Forida for 3 years. Attendance has always been hit or miss depending on the schools involved. It's a fairly obvious pattern. Larger state schools playing in their first or second Stagg drew high attendance. Smaller liberal arts schools and schools that make the Stagg year after year draw lower attendance. The highest attendance listed is 9000, for a game in Phenix City between West Georgia, which was literally 90 miles away from the stadium, and Augustana in first appearances for both schools. Dayton and Ithaca, also in Phenix City, came close at 8700 in maiden appearences for both. Every other appearance for these schools, but especially Augustana, drew next to nothing.

Salem's mostly best attended games came in the first 2 years, which coincided with UMU, Rowan, Albion, and W&J making first appearances. Other than that, the Bridgewater/UMU game drew the largest crowd, just a hair under 8000. Bridgewater's first appearance and again, a school 90 minutes down the road. Mostly, though, the Stagg draws poorly when schools come over and over, especially schools from farther away. Those UWW/UMU games dipped down into the low 3K, a number matched last year by two teams both coming from distant areas and by the poorly attended Linfield/UMHB game.

I have no idea what the NCAA hopes to show with Shenandoah. If UMHB doesn't make that game, and you get a combination of UMU and UWW or UWO or any 2 schools that need to fly, attendance will likely be a true dud.

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