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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9600 on: February 14, 2012, 04:21:17 am »
The SAA and SCAC agreed to keep playing football for one year due to the difficulties in trying to line up replacement games with less than a year's notice.  Austin has their '12 schedule posted and Sewanee, Rhodes, and Centre all go to Sherman. 

With Berry and Hendrix starting football in '13 and Chicago/WashU in '15 the number of SAA schools heading to Texas will rapidly decline. 

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9601 on: February 14, 2012, 09:37:19 am »
Just out of curiosity, do other schools spend good money on making highlight films at the end of the year? I know at Trinity a senior on the football team made theirs - turned out pretty nice. I didn't know if other football departments hired professionals

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9602 on: February 14, 2012, 11:45:19 am »
Southwestern hires an appropriately-named coach, Joe Austin.  Quite a coup, as Austin is the current h/c at Hanover.

http://scacsports.com/sports/fball/2011-12/releases/austin_named_southwestern_coach


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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9603 on: February 14, 2012, 11:56:05 am »
For those wondering where Southwestern will play (since there's no football field at SW), they'll compete at the 12,000+ seat facility on the Georgetown ISD athletic complex.  Practice fields and a fieldhouse are being built on the east side of campus.

http://amfootball.isport.com/amfootball-fields/us/texas/georgetown/georgetown-isd-athletic-complex-bernard-birkelbach-field-1077692

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« Reply #9604 on: February 16, 2012, 12:16:32 pm »
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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9605 on: February 16, 2012, 12:29:26 pm »
Just out of curiosity, do other schools spend good money on making highlight films at the end of the year? I know at Trinity a senior on the football team made theirs - turned out pretty nice. I didn't know if other football departments hired professionals

Tigerguy,

Some small colleges will hire a professional service to put together one off clips that highlight the program but in terms of compiling a full season highlight DVD....I don't think there are many that hire a professional house to put that together. 

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9606 on: February 19, 2012, 06:40:53 pm »
(El Tea Gray--re: Question about Football AQ for SCAC?)


Question:
If there is a two year grace-period and a requirement of at least four football playing teams to retain the conference football AQ during that grace-period. Then it is understood why the AQ is not in place for 2012 with only two teams playing football (Austin College and Trinity), but why is the AQ not in place for 2013 when there will be four football playing teams in the conference (Austin College, Trinity, TLU and Southwestern)? To maintain the AQ in football for 2014 and beyond, it would still be required to add three more football playing teams prior to the 2014 season is also understood.


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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9607 on: February 27, 2012, 05:11:02 pm »
Perhaps once you lose your AQ you can't get it back, etg.  I don't know.

Southwestern will have a presser at 1pm on March 1st to introduce new head coach Joe Austin.  It will be streamed live - details at http://southwesternpirates.com/sports/m-footbl/2011-12/releases/pressconferencestream

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9608 on: February 28, 2012, 12:52:18 am »
(El Tea Gray--re: Question about Football AQ for SCAC?)


Question:
If there is a two year grace-period and a requirement of at least four football playing teams to retain the conference football AQ during that grace-period. Then it is understood why the AQ is not in place for 2012 with only two teams playing football (Austin College and Trinity), but why is the AQ not in place for 2013 when there will be four football playing teams in the conference (Austin College, Trinity, TLU and Southwestern)? To maintain the AQ in football for 2014 and beyond, it would still be required to add three more football playing teams prior to the 2014 season is also understood.
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The AQ requires 7 teams.  You get 2 grace years if you have 4 core members during that 2-year window to find affiliates

As I understand it, The new SCAC needs to get 7 new members to make 7 teams.

The next question... if the SCAC got to 6 football members, would they accept Huntingdon as an affiliate "7th" for the football AQ?

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9609 on: February 29, 2012, 10:29:19 am »
Two questions to answer that question:

(1) how important in the global scheme of things is football to the SCAC?  With TLU joining, it is probably a bit more important now than it was ... along with SW starting a new program and the very established Trinity squad.  Not sure Austin really cares given their struggles. 
(2) Can Huntingdon afford to take 3-4 trips a year to Texas (and wherever else schools might come from) on top of non-conference travel to be in a football conference? 

If the SCAC can get to six then IMO Huntingdon will be in play for football.  The schools that have recently been announced show that the nSCAC is a bit more flexible on membership than the schools which are making up the SAA. 

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9610 on: February 29, 2012, 02:06:14 pm »
The scac is getting close to #7 and that is why offering HSU makes a lot of sense. It might take centenary or some other scac school starting up a football program to get HSU to move and be football school #6. Colorado College has the money to restart a program but they could also move to d2 and never fly again. The problem with that is going d2 probably ends any chance they have to restart football. Ideally, the scac would have both centenary and colorado college have football programs and with HSU they would be at 7. Huntingdon might work but they probably are more interested in replacing cnu.

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9611 on: February 29, 2012, 02:52:10 pm »

(2) Can Huntingdon afford to take 3-4 trips a year to Texas (and wherever else schools might come from) on top of non-conference travel to be in a football conference? 

As long as we could keep Maryville, LaGrange, BSC and maybe one other nearby SAA team as the non-conference games then I think 3 trips to Texas a year would be doable. We were ready to do 3 trips to Illinois/Missouri a year in the SLIAC a few years ago. Just this past year we went to South Florida, Texas, and Delaware.  We usually have several long trips pretty much every year as it is, so if we could do the same while being in a conference I don't know if anyone would be against it.

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9612 on: March 02, 2012, 10:25:12 pm »
The scac is getting close to #7 and that is why offering HSU makes a lot of sense. It might take centenary or some other scac school starting up a football program to get HSU to move and be football school #6. Colorado College has the money to restart a program but they could also move to d2 and never fly again. The problem with that is going d2 probably ends any chance they have to restart football. Ideally, the scac would have both centenary and colorado college have football programs and with HSU they would be at 7. Huntingdon might work but they probably are more interested in replacing cnu.
Respectfully, I must disagree about the attractiveness of HSU in the conference.

You have Trinity who has been there forever.

Austin College left the ASC and chosen not to play HSU in football since its departure. AC has not frequently played HSU in many sports since they left the ASC.

Southwestern is building a program against teams that they can beat within 5 years.

TLU is getting away from HSU.

Centenary will be more competitive in an SCAC without HSU.  The same for UDallas if they wish to try to add football again.  And the same for Schreiner if they want to resurrect football from its glory days as a junior college.

Concordia's master plan shows football on their new "Schlumberger" campus. Starting football without HSU in the conference is much more attractive than otherwise.

I just believe that HSU is not that attractive an addition.

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9613 on: March 12, 2012, 02:53:43 pm »

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Re: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #9614 on: March 14, 2012, 06:27:49 pm »