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For those of you who haven't attended UW-W KMA is another way to say kiss my ass.
Whut?  I goed to Stout, eye kan bearly reed.  Koud u tipe sloer...  I thought you were good at not feeding the trolls BW.  Not all of us can be those special people who went to schools were they take requisite classes to teach them to be elitist pretentious dicks.
:)

Hey, you knew how to use "requisite", "elitist", and "pretentious" correctly, so Stout did a pretty good job!
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Coach did a good job on his interview. Why in the heck would he stick around.

If I had to guess: He doesn't want to leave the job unfinished. He thinks he can do it. And Southern California is a good place to be.
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New England Region / Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
« Last post by hockeyfan77 on Today at 10:22:07 pm »
USM come from behind to defeat Wheaton 6-4 today to improve to 22-8 (7-3 in the LEC)


Recap/Box Score

http://southernmainehuskies.com/sports/bsb/2017-18/releases/20180426uo9k9f


Next up for USM:

Saturday April 28 @ Keene State @ Noon (DH)
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Central Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by tomt4525 on Today at 10:20:51 pm »
Embarrassment of riches at this point for La Crosse with this recruiting class...Marshfield 6’5” G/F, Seth Anderson, to play for Dernbach and La Crosse.  Anderson ranked 38th in the Wisconsin Senior Class.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by houdini on Today at 10:11:44 pm »
It's official -- Lake takes over at Stout

http://athletics.uwstout.edu/news/2018/4/25/uw-stout-tabs-jim-lake-as-mens-basketball-coach.aspx
He has some big shoes to fill.  I don't think he will ever be able to match that 34 game conference losing streak ;)  Maybe someday when I look for Stout in the standings I can start from the top, not the bottom.
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For those of you who haven't attended UW-W KMA is another way to say kiss my ass.
Whut?  I goed to Stout, eye kan bearly reed.  Koud u tipe sloer...  I thought you were good at not feeding the trolls BW.  Not all of us can be those special people who went to schools were they take requisite classes to teach them to be elitist pretentious dicks.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by kiko on Today at 09:44:40 pm »
No worries.  I misinterpreted the emoji.
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I haven't seen the video but in real time it appeared Aeillo had the ball and was in the base path.  By rule Ott was required to slide.  He made absolutely no attempt to do so.  I have no idea and can't speak to what was going through his mind but it was clear by his actions that his intent was to take Aeillo out.  It was unnecessary and he was ejected.  Aeillo did get up and walk away eventually.  Hopefully he'll be ok and ready to play this weekend in Platteville.

Just curious if anyone else was ejected for leaving their position?  I saw a couple of UWW guys come sprinting in but no punches thrown.  Wondering if the umpires looked at that as a threat?  Also, those are my kind of guys, coming in hot after someone did that to a teammate.


It didn't appear that anyone else was being disciplined but I suppose it's possible the league will review the video and could take some other corrective action.

Thats good.  You never know how much the Umps will get in on that.
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Watch a classic Seinfeld last night.  I've memorised practically the whole series but it still makes me laugh every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-6UwDP23s4

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Former Maine high school standout quarterback Austin McCrum will transfer from Lafayette to Bowdoin this upcoming Fall.


This is one big difference between the NESCAC and the other D3 leagues.  Seems there are many D1 transfers into the NESCAC but i do not see that in the other D3 programs or leagues.

To be clear, I am not talking about Mount Union, Whitewater, etc. ... frankly that league they play in could be considered D1 talent and I am sure most of the teams in that league could beat many of the New England D2 teams.

What I am talking about is the Liberty League and other NY, New England and East Coast D3 teams. My nephew starts for RPI who won the Liberty League and went to the D3 playoffs last year. He was a first team All Liberty League player and 1st team district COSIDA All American.  So he is a very good player and great kid!   But he did not really get recruited in the NESCAC.  Also, RPI’s best WR played with my son in HS so Iknow first hand the type of player he is.  Very Good player for sure,  but not recruited in the NESCAC.

I have watched hmy nephew play a couple games in each of the last three years, and now that my sons have both graduated from the NESCAC I will spend next fall watching and supporting him.  I even bought an RPI hat and T-shirt in anticipation of the event.  So In addition to spending the last 7 years watching the NESCAC, I have seen RPI play several times against, Union, MIT, Alfred, WPI, William Patterson, Norwich, Hudson Valley.  I can confidently say that None of these teams (except the Alfred team I saw) would compete in the NESCAC.  The Alfred team reminded me of the big powerful Trinity teams, but the rest of the teams would finish at best ahead of Bowdoin and Colby.  While they do have much larger rosters, they lack size and speed  IMHO.  The roster size hurts the NESCAC, because the Liberty League has so many more “second string” players on their rosters.  But best 11 vs best 11and the NESCAC wins 8 times out of ten.

The biggest differences in my opinion is size of the lineman, and QB play.  The RPI team that won the Liberty League last year did not have any big lineman and was fairly slow in my opinion.  While many of the top NESCAC teams have decent size O-lines and several border line D1 players.  They also get D1 transfers as evidenced many times over. 

And the QB play is much better in the NESCAC in my opinion.  Look at all the good QBs currently on NESCAC rosters fo the last few years. The Liberty league does not have close to that talent.  The RPI team that won the liberty league last year would be competitive with Hamilton.  But would get beat by at least 20 by Trinity, Middlebury, Amherst, Wesleyan, Tufts and Williams.

Obviously my opinion can be debated to the end of time, but I have watched a lot of college football in person over the last several years, and feel confident that the NESCAC is a very competitive brand of D3 football. 

And it sounds like it is getting more competitive each year.  Certainly 2017 seemed like a nice competitive season.  I hope this transfer helps the Bowdoin team get to the next level.  It will make the NESCAc even more enjoyable to watch in the future.

WOW, WOW, and again WOW.  I actually had to read this three times to fully believe it.  Take another look at the top of the LL rosters.  Go back and look at some HUDL tapes of the recruits for this past couple of years for Ithaca, Hobart or Union.  Shall we talk size?  Hobart's starting left tackle is 6'7" weighs 275 and runs a sub 5 40.  Their right tackle is 6'10", close to 300 and may not have the quickest feet (he would be at Oklahoma if he did), but is agile enough to play basketball.  Athleticism?  Take a look at Ithaca receiver Will Gladney. 6'3" 225 and can catch anything thrown within 10 yards of him.  QB talent????  The starting QB's at Brockport, Hobart and Ithaca would start on many FCS teams! For the past 5 months every  LL and E8 player has been in the weight room 4 days a week, and working with Strength and Agility coaches at least twice a week.  For the past 6 weeks these teams have been on the field at 530 AM for 2 hour conditioning practices.  As far as I know (and learned on the recruiting trail), NESCAC off season workouts are not mandatory, but the dedicated players do participate.  There is no doubt that the NESCAC rosters are full of top level, talented, athletic, dedicated kids.  However, to say that NESCAC teams would dominate LL/E8 clubs is ludicrous. 
 Academically, NESCAC is certainly ranked higher, no argument.  I know, due to NESCAC rules, we will never see an answer on the field, but IMO after playing, coaching and watching football at the collegiate level for the past 30 years, LL/E8 top 7 teams will beat the NESCAC top 5 regularly.
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