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West Region football / Re: FB: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by D3Dutchman on Yesterday at 11:57:29 pm »
Press release says football helmet decal will remain the old C we know and love.  Bullet dodged as far as I'm concerned.
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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Last post by HSCTiger fan on Yesterday at 10:28:51 pm »
Jk what do you want to know?  HSC is certainly not as bad as they played against WL last year. HSC loses 5 starters on offense a WR, TE and 3 on the OL. They return 9 on defense. Lose a LB and a DB. They have a fifth year HB and a fifth year DE coming back from injuries. The DE was 2nd in league in sacks in 2015. DNP last fall. Overall they return 35 of their 2 deep. They have 4 incoming transfers a RB and a LB from CNU and a QB and an OL from WL. The OL from WL played in 6 games last year for WL. One would think if he cannot find the starting lineup he most certainly will provide depth. 

I am always optimistic in July and August and why not? Especially this year.  There's no ODAC team that really seems to stand out. I think coaches will vote RMC in first but they have lost more players than any team in ODAC. More than half of their 2 deep from last year. It's been pointed out WL also loses a lot of key players. It's been over a decade since anyone in ODAC other than HSC, WL or RMC has won the ODAC. This may be the year for a new team. However, odd years have been very good to HSC. 77, 83, 87. 07, 09, 11, and 13. Also I'd like to point out they have won the ODAC 4 of last 5 times that the year ended in a 7. Why not 17? 

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Last post by AndOne on Yesterday at 09:14:11 pm »
per the SBell and the twitter verse

Trevor Manuel  6-8 F/C   Lansing Sexton--Oak Hill Academy--Lansing Everett--Oregon--Loyola Marymount will attend Olivet.


By my estimation the highest rated recruit to ever attend a D3 school in the rankings era.   https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2015/trevor-manuel-7292


Going to be interesting.

How much is Olivet paying him?
Wow!
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Wow?  Don't think it's possible?  I wouldn't be surprised if all MIAA schools have creative ways of paying, err, reducing tuition for some. Look at Kalamazoo before you dismiss the question out of hand.

As other posters have opined, the chances Trevor Manuel is being paid to attend and play basketball at Olivet are microscopic and none. I sense if such was the case, the NCAA would catch wind of the situation in an instant, and be all over Olivet quicker than a certain political insider could spew another alternative fact.

However, don't believe for an instant that Olivet, much like numerous other schools, can't be extremely creative when formulating a financial "package" to the point where Manuel or any other highly desired player can't end up paying either very little or nothing.

While comments on this subject have, so far, seemed to have focused on the financial aspect of the situation, it seems what has beeen missing is any mention of how the shopping expedition Manuel has obviously been on makes an absolute mockery of the term student-athlete.
Here is a kid who attended one high school for 2 years, then switched to the renowned basketball factory known as Oak Hill Academy for a year, and then returned to the same city, but to a different high school for a year. It would be interesting to learn why he only went to Oak Hill for a year, and why, when he returned to Lansing, he went to a different high school than the one he attended his first two years. Didn't he move back "home" after leaving Oak Hill? So, what we have is this kid attending 3 different schools during his 4 years of high school. Entirely normal. 😉
Then, after HS, he goes to Oregon, but plays only sparingly. Feeling he is not getting the minutes his talent deserves, he asks for his release part way through the season. He says "I love to play. That's what I really want to do."
So, the next year (last year) finds him at Loyola Marymount. However, the fit there evidently wasn't right either. "I felt like Loyola wasn't the right fit for me. I have to find myself in the right spot."
To Olivet's good fortune it looks like Olivet might be that spot. After Oregon and Loyola Marymount proved not to be the stairway to the NBA, where better than Olivet for him to showcase his talents and meet his stated goal which is "I just want to be able to show everybody that I'm still a really good basketball player, still one of the best in the country." What are the odds that one of the best players in the country would end up at Olivet College? And it only took three high schools and, now, three colleges for him to get there!

So one of the best ATHLETE-students in the country will be at Olivet this year. And, if there is any question, especially after his attending three different high schools and three colleges, that the athlete part of the equation is what's most important to this young man, all you have to consider is his directive that "Wherever I play, that's where I play. It makes no difference where I'm at because it's the same goal." Rather than the D3 concept of education first and playing for the love of the game, I think it's a good bet that basketball occupies a higher rung on the ladder than does an education. Good luck to Mr. Manuel. Remember 🏀 🎓, 🎓 🏀.
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"The identity was selected by a project team led by president Mark Putnam and including athletics director Eric Van Kley. Designs were tested with focus groups of coaches, staff and student-athletes." ... other logos purportedly considered (wink) ...



C(entr)AL



CENTRANNATI



NOPE, NOT US
http://news.cornellcollege.edu/2014/08/rams-get-redesigned-logo/?_ga=2.126432773.945020249.1501029797-1996249621.1501029797
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General football / Re: Shirts, and stickers and decals oh my!
« Last post by HSCTiger74 on Yesterday at 07:26:16 pm »
   Denison sticker on an SUV at a convenience store in Charlotte.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Last post by AndOne on Yesterday at 06:53:46 pm »
It seems the esteemed Lawrence University has what is referred to as Gender-Neutral Housing. This is a Residential Life policy option which allows persons of difference genders to occupy the same room in certain designated dormitories. Accordingly, a comely lass or brawny lad may be waiting to provide comfort and warmth after such a perilous journey through inhospitable conditions.

Looks like it's time to jump in the Time Machine and point it in the direction of Appleton.
No such policy during my college days back in the Dark Ages.

Colleges students viewed the notion of gender quite differently back in the dark ages too.

You might be a little surprised to find out just how students are utilizing the gender-neutral housing.

Or, maybe not............😉 🙂
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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Last post by matblake on Yesterday at 04:43:13 pm »
Its really an easy drive, its just long.   Once across the bridge you take US 2 and US 41, two very nice wide two lane highways with minimal traffic and lots of 4 lane stretches and a suggested speed limit of 65 which is rarely followed (now 70 in places).  Your only hassle is the UP megalopolis of Marquette-Ishpeming........and possibly snow.

No doubt sometime in the future someone will report back about their "nightmare" trip to Finlandia when it snows in the high places West of Marquette and on the Keewenaw in mid-October.   ;)

Will have to see that when I go up the UP in late August. Have not been up there in 15+ years (considering that I am in my late twenties).

As my grandpa (was born in Escanaba) said, "If there wasn't snow on the ground by Thanksgiving, there was something wrong"

Snow I can deal with.  It's the cold that is hard to take.  My Dad grew up in Menominee and he always pulled the "When I was a kid" guilt trip on us kids.  "You think it's cold today?  When I was a kid there were mornings when there was no red in the thermometer because it was so cold!"
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lumbercat,   do you know if Ferrell's departure is related to the March incident where 25+ mules were cited for underage drinking at a local watering hole?  When i say "mules"  i mean Colby students... no idea how many athletes were involved.
My understanding is that Ferrell just didn't have the passion to play any longer. Lost his desire, that's it. I hope the desire came back being away from it during the spring and summer, and he returns.
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Its really an easy drive, its just long.   Once across the bridge you take US 2 and US 41, two very nice wide two lane highways with minimal traffic and lots of 4 lane stretches and a suggested speed limit of 65 which is rarely followed (now 70 in places).  Your only hassle is the UP megalopolis of Marquette-Ishpeming........and possibly snow.

No doubt sometime in the future someone will report back about their "nightmare" trip to Finlandia when it snows in the high places West of Marquette and on the Keewenaw in mid-October.   ;)

Will have to see that when I go up the UP in late August. Have not been up there in 15+ years (considering that I am in my late twenties).

As my grandpa (was born in Escanaba) said, "If there wasn't snow on the ground by Thanksgiving, there was something wrong"
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North Region football / Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Last post by sac on Yesterday at 03:14:24 pm »
Its really an easy drive, its just long.   Once across the bridge you take US 2 and US 41, two very nice wide two lane highways with minimal traffic and lots of 4 lane stretches and a suggested speed limit of 65 which is rarely followed (now 70 in places).  Your only hassle is the UP megalopolis of Marquette-Ishpeming........and possibly snow.

No doubt sometime in the future someone will report back about their "nightmare" trip to Finlandia when it snows in the high places West of Marquette and on the Keewenaw in mid-October.   ;)
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