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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« Last post by Ralph Turner on Today at 03:18:25 pm »
UC Santa Cruz's student body approves a significant increase to keep athletics part of their college campus experience: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sports/20170531/uc-santa-cruz-athletics-saved-by-measure-68-passage

This is an oversell. 60% of the student body didn't vote, which I guess can be taken as a tacit form of approval for the fee increase, but probably speaks to an indifferent at best stance on "keeping athletics part of their campus experience"—especially considering that not voting could defeat the measure.

Only 28% of the student body actually voted yes on this, and I would guess the yes rate among student-athletes was probably 100%, or something very close too it, so your non-athlete level of support was even lower (I don't know how many SAs they have on campus.) That seems like it could still present problems down the road in terms of support.
Respectfully, the athletes, for whom D3 is an integral part of the college experience, mobilized.

I would give the same slack to the reporter who wrote that headline and feature story if a proposition for increased funding for the Fine Arts Dept passed in the same manner.
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Men's soccer / Re: Game of the Year
« Last post by Go2Goal on Today at 03:05:20 pm »
Good catch on the date! I totally agree on all your points. It's good to see teams that are looominv to play the best competition out there. So many coaches run from both these teams.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by ITH radio on Today at 02:39:31 pm »
Luke Poorman is from Orlando, FL and is perfectly happy up at Mount from what I understand. Same deal with Hobart's Brandon Shed (Palm Beach).
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by sac on Today at 02:32:21 pm »
WashU was a top 10 quality team last year, easy.  They got a bad break having to play the tournament on the road at Holland.  If they host that first weekend which they were certainly in line to do they're likely a Sweet 16 team and certainly capable of beating Augustana and making the Final Four.

Totally different narrative entering 2018 if that had happened.
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First impression is that Chapman will have a very stout front seven. Both nose guards and 2/4 DE that played are back. The linebackers will be heavy run stoppers but the question is can they cover. The secondary may be the biggest concern on the Defensive side of the ball. Tackling and good angles will be key.
Qb returns with a ton of WR talent, question will be if the Oline can block long enough to give em a chance. Chapman will be competitive in every game, the question is can they win the close ones.

I am sure i will learn more as camp continues. would love to know more about La Vern and their program. Redlands, Chaptown and Oxy seem to the most represented here.

OC Guys, Here is what you need to know about La Verne, if they win the league championship they will trash your lockers and cause thousands in damage. Do I need to say more? If UR stays healthy the league will come down the smudge pot game.
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Link to this afternoon's press conference featuring several UW-W players and Coach Bullis can now be found on uwwsports.com. Just an FYI for those interested.

Coach Bullis seems fired up about the D line speed, comparing it to a few years back when he was coaching it. That's exciting for sure.
Speed at WR too. He mentioned the need to stretch the field. I don't recall UWW throwing the deep ball often when the passing game was clicking- I assume he just wants at least the threat.
Really looking forward to an exciting season.

How dare you, emma, bring up the passing game and fail to mention the slant. Shame on you.  ;D

Good point and my apologies. For all future posts, please accept it as a given that I want more slant routes. It's the route that doesn't discriminate- it works just as well for slow, below average receivers as it does for the gifted.
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on Today at 02:04:48 pm »
As for Tufts, they are notoriously hard to predict from year to year and at times even from game to game, historically.  Usually they have a lot talent, but play up to their talent level some years more than others.  They play very very fast and can be hard to deal with if you aren't prepared for their style.  [...]

Thanks for the detailed response.

Tufts and Washington University will play Webster and Wabash respectively and meet in game two should they both advance (or lose).  Looking forward to it.

No one would be surprised to hear me say that Washington University is a Top 10 team this season as they were a season ago.

That's the funny thing... I just haven't seen WashU that good (Top 10 good) in a few years. It isn't a knock or anything... I just have expected better and maybe I have gotten so used to the great teams WashU has had that the recent teams have left me yearning for more. I can't remember how I voted last year off the top of my head, but I do remember not being high on the Bears for several seasons now. I would love to see WashU return to the days of incredibly tough-to-stop basketball... but I think with more parity in Division III men's basketball either no one will be able to achieve that level of greatness or I need to adjust my expectations ... again (LOL).

FYI - not trying to stir the pot here. WashU was 21-6 last season after a surprising 15-10 the season before. And an underwhelming 20-6 in 2014-15. I need to research the team more and chat with some people before I am willing to buy in they are a Top 10 team to start the season. Not saying they won't be... sometimes teams like WashU rise to the surface (top). I am just not seeing it at this point.
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by WUH on Today at 01:52:21 pm »
As for Tufts, they are notoriously hard to predict from year to year and at times even from game to game, historically.  Usually they have a lot talent, but play up to their talent level some years more than others.  They play very very fast and can be hard to deal with if you aren't prepared for their style.  [...]

Thanks for the detailed response.

Tufts and Washington University will play Webster and Wabash respectively and meet in game two should they both advance (or lose).  Looking forward to it.

No one would be surprised to hear me say that Washington University is a Top 10 team this season as they were a season ago.
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Men's soccer / Re: Game of the Year
« Last post by Flying Weasel on Today at 01:35:56 pm »
Late addition to the schedule is Messiah traveling to Rowan on Friday, October 15th.
Possible game of the year.

The game is on September 15, not October 15. 

It does mean Rowan pays back-to-backs the first three weekends of the season with mid-week Wednesday games every week as well.  And Rowan just returned from a week in Spain, so they will have a lot of games under their belts by mid-September and before getting into the thick of NJAC play.

For Messiah, it replaces the Mount St. Vincent game that was on their schedule previously, but not on Mount St. Vincent's schedule.  That's a big boost to the Falcons' SOS.
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