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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7860 on: February 18, 2022, 12:40:58 pm »
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There's no way FDU wants to be in the NJAC. Expensive private school competing with state schools...FDU will get pummeled in that conference in multiple sports on both sides...not that they are tearing up the MAC.

When I was working at FDU, we would have to explain this all the time!

NJAC would also have to vote to accept a private institution ... considering it is a state-only conference. It is likely they could vote that way, but it is a hurdle worth considering.

Per the comment earlier about CNU and Salisbury joining the MAC ... in a word: no.

I don't see a majority (or any) MAC schools wanting CNU and Salisbury in the conference. The size of the conference also doesn't necessitate it happening. Football only... MAYBE if they REALLY want to get to 12 and split into Commonwealth and Freedom, BUT it means putting two very good programs at the top and making it just as hard for those in the middle and below to try and succeed.

I just don't see the MAC having any interest.

I agree about CNU and Salisbury. I will be interested to see with 10 MAC football playing schools in 2023 if they decide to do away with the "don't play 2 teams in the conference every year" and go to a play all 9 teams and 1 OOC game.

The not playing two conference teams can turn around and bite the conference in the keyster. Just a couple of years ago, Misericordia was "undefeated" (because DelVal and Stevenson were not on their schedule) going into their last game with Lycoming. Thankfully, Lycoming beat Misericordia (DelVal and Stevenson would have both pole axed them) and DelVal won the conference outright vs. a phony sharing of the MAC championship.

What is more important?............the integrity of a true conference champion (by playing all of the other 9 teams in the MAC) OR playing one less MAC team, than the 9, to keep 2 OOC's. I know how DelVal and Stevenson might think, but to keep that wacky Misericordia near accident from ever happening, I lean towards playing all 9 conference members and sacrificing 1 of the 2 OOC games.

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7861 on: May 20, 2022, 03:01:53 pm »
Good to see that Stevenson has posted their schedule to officially indicate that they will be playing Salisbury. This is a big game for the schools as both recruit the same H.S. players within the DMV. Not sure why it took so long for them to play each other, don't like it when regional schools go so long without playing each other.  Salisbury needs to post their schedule, we know the full slate and 3/4th of its OOC opponents have already posted on their website, with the exception of Albright, which DIII already has 80% of it's schedule...come on!
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7862 on: June 11, 2022, 06:04:31 pm »
Hello there! I didn't know there were message boards for D3 football! Nice to meet you all and I can't wait to talk D3 :) go Del Val!
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7863 on: June 12, 2022, 12:49:20 pm »
Hello there! I didn't know there were message boards for D3 football! Nice to meet you all and I can't wait to talk D3 :) go Del Val!

Happy to have you on board!! I know that the Aggies lost a ton of starters and depth (I think that 39 seniors walked on Senior Day and used up all of their eligibility), including all of their starting linebackers and half of the secondary on defense.........as well as 3 or 4 starting offensive linemen, their top 2 QB's, top RB (Simmons), two of their top WR's (Davis and Nelson) and both TE's. It should be interesting to see how the Aggies reload. Is this the season that veteran teams like Stevenson, Widener and Lycoming take down a weakened Aggies team? We'll soon see!! I'm a Swarthmore guy who adopted the Aggies when we dropped football and when I also moved the family to Doylestown to practice law. Can't wait for the upcoming season!

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7864 on: June 13, 2022, 12:21:32 am »
Yeah it should be interesting! I actually really like Stevenson this season. Lycoming and Widener I'm kind of pessimistic on but I'm biased so I guess that means nothing lol

Of course, I'm picking my Aggies to win the MAC. But, if I was forced to pick someone else, I think you got to like Stevenson's chances this season. But I just trust coach Greco's staff too much to be able to reload and be fine. Of course I'm not expecting to have just as good of a defense we had last season because that's incredibly unlikely, but I am hoping that it continues to be feared by other teams and has another great season :)
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7865 on: June 13, 2022, 09:27:16 am »
Hello there! I didn't know there were message boards for D3 football! Nice to meet you all and I can't wait to talk D3 :) go Del Val!

Welcome to the Boards. It's amazing that the board isn't pushed for Alumni by schools in general, especially considering the promotion the site does for all of DIII. I know coaches do not want players on the site, but still, I was fortunate to find the site myself. I've learned so much about many teams and players over the years. Again, welcome!

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7866 on: June 13, 2022, 02:50:40 pm »
Welcome to the Boards. It's amazing that the board isn't pushed for Alumni by schools in general, especially considering the promotion the site does for all of DIII. I know coaches do not want players on the site, but still, I was fortunate to find the site myself. I've learned so much about many teams and players over the years. Again, welcome!
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Thanks! And I didn't know coaches didn't want players on these message boards. Do you know their reasons on why the players can't look here?
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7867 on: June 13, 2022, 04:18:27 pm »
Welcome to the Boards. It's amazing that the board isn't pushed for Alumni by schools in general, especially considering the promotion the site does for all of DIII. I know coaches do not want players on the site, but still, I was fortunate to find the site myself. I've learned so much about many teams and players over the years. Again, welcome!

Thanks! And I didn't know coaches didn't want players on these message boards. Do you know their reasons on why the players can't look here?
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For years, on several different social media platforms (primarily Twitter), many MAC players have talked smack to the Aggies players, trying to get in their heads and cause the unsportsmanlike penalty flags to fly on Saturday's (which works from time to time by the way).

Ex-Aggie coaches who are at other MAC schools (King's, Wilkes and Widener in particular) tell their players to not get involved or else (yet, it still happens). The Aggies rarely start it as they do their talking on the field.

Leading up to last November's game in Doylestown, several Widener players went on an ill-conceived, social media tirade. Younger fans familiar with that platform (I am not one of them and had no clue) saw it, made posters with the offenders pictures and comments and rode the players all game. The defensive lineman who was the chief instigator got routinely pummeled one-on-one and by a couple of Aggies (zero low bridges though) play, after play, after play. He was so concerned with self preservation that his gap control became affected and the Aggies ran the ball right at him. They knew exactly what was said (as did the coaches), who said what and exacted due punishment between the lines. The player was pretty embarrassed after the game, so I was told, as Tarzan didn't live up to his bark. He looked the part and talked the part..........but played like Jane, not Tarzan!!

I'm not sure how many coaches peek in here from time to time..........but I know that they want their players nowhere near it, especially the mouthy types who could put their teammates in danger. Most times, it's not the starters who do the talking. Most of them know better from past beatings!
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7868 on: June 13, 2022, 06:08:32 pm »
Wow I feel embarrassed to admit I've never heard of this story! Thank you so much for sharing. That's such a Del Val thing to let the talking happen on the field rather on social media. The opponents players deserved it, especially when they're a rival 8-)

So proud of my boys and this coaching staff. Hopefully those widener players learned a valuable lesson though LOL
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