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Offline frank uible

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #13710 on: January 11, 2018, 01:26:49 pm »
Easier said....

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #13711 on: January 12, 2018, 08:06:13 pm »
I've said it before and I'll say it again, they will never be successful as long as she's there.

Is there another Bates out there that I haven't heard of?  The Bates my kid attends was the 2017 and 2015 NCAA Women's Rowing National Champion (and the runner-up in 2016); the 2017 and 2015 NESCAC Men's Rowing Champion; 2016 CSA National Champions in Squash; made it to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals in 2017 and the NCAA Second Round in 2018; made it to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Second Round in 2016; and perennially fields competitive teams in Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Swimming & Diving, Cross Country, Men's Basketball, and Track & Field. 

If Clayton Spencer was an enemy of athletics, none of those teams would be getting the support they need to perform at that level.  And Bates wouldn't be able to retain outstanding coaches like Peter Lasagna.

Yes, it would be great if all Bobcats teams were exceptional like the residents of Lake Woebegone.  And yes, it sucks that the football team seems consigned to the middle of the CAC pack.  And yes, the coaches lose some recruits to other schools (though the ones who couldn't gain Admission to Bates aren't going to Amherst and Williams, but to other, less-academically particular NESCAC's).

It's true that many students hate Spencer, but that's because of the social life debacle on campus, not because of her antipathy toward athletics.  As a very close observer of Bobcats athletics for the past 4 years, the previous AD was the real culprit, and it's going to take the new guy a while to dig out of the mess he inherited.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #13712 on: Yesterday at 11:08:38 am »
I don't know how this compares to the rest of the NESCAC, but winning a championship with one third of your team earning an in-season GPA of 3.4 or higher seems pretty impressive to me. Well done Bants!
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #13713 on: Yesterday at 04:58:37 pm »
Nice post Trin8-0!  Plus K