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West Region football / Re: NWC/SCIAC in-game updates board
« Last post by catjumper on Today at 05:04:31 pm »
Gray Fox -

My standard for that type of game was in 1984: Linfield 2, Pacific 0 at Maxwell Field in a steady rain on a field of absolute slop. Each team punted about a dozen times; the 'Cats downed one on the Boxers' 2 and somebody missed a block on the next play, leading to a tackle in the end zone. And that was one of Linfield's teams that went on to win a national title.

Also, I think CLU fans with long memories recall something about muddy games in McMinnville, as well.
Thought they mentioned injury on broadcast.
East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by AUPepBand on Today at 04:56:38 pm »
Many years ago, in the last century, in my Freshman year we played Union(when they still had Freshman teams) and one of my HS teammates was on the Union side.....we both played hard and shook hands afterwards as we were past brothers in HS just finding our place with our new brothers in college.....I still remember his smile indicating it was just great to compete against a friend and give our all, as imperfect as our play may have been(I think Union won ,but I really only remember his smile)....This past week, my old friend ,HS teammate and Union opponent passed away........ For me, the memory of that smile and handshake at the end of the game at Union is now much more important than the result of one game many years ago or the Hobart loss yesterday.

Sorry to hear of your loss, Bartman. Matters of life (and death) certainly have a way of putting wins and losses into proper perspective.
Hope got exposed today.  There still is a lot of work to be done.

I've been to 5 of the 7 Trine games thus far this season and we've gotten off to fast starts in almost all.  Our game plan is simple, run, run, and run some more then throw in some big plays with the passing game and special teams.  Plus our defense has been solid throughout the season.  The unknown would be how we would fare against easily the best team we've played so far, as let's face it, the Trine schedule has been pretty weak this year. 

Taking the opening drive down the field and scoring was HUGE for the guys confidence.  I wasn't sure that we'd be able to run the ball against Hope like in the other games.  Hope shut down Adrian's Stewart so that was worrisome.  But the guys up front opened some lanes and got our guys in open space.  There are a bunch of really good RB's in the league, besides Stewart, Nutter, Campbell, Reinhart, and Washington come to mind, but I wouldn't trade our 2, Lamar Carswell and Mark Wilson (lightning and thunder) for any of them.  You give Carswell a gap and he is in the secondary in a heartbeat.  Wilson would prefer to run you over.  Trine getting off to the 27-0 start maybe was demoralizing to Hope, but I give them credit for responding with back to back drives for TD's in the 2nd quarter.  Your QB Opple is a monster physically.  But we bounced back with a 40 yd FG, and then the BIG key I thought was Hope not running out the clock at half and gave the ball back to Trine after a 3 and out.  I told my friend sitting next to me that look for Evan Wyse to hit Jeffery Barnett on a big TD pass right here, and wouldn't you know it, that is exactly what happened!  If Barnett were on a passing oriented team he would be an All American type player, he is that good.  I've seen him make some incredible catches this year.   

Hope got the ball to start the 2nd half, but another turnover by the Flying Dutchmen and subsequent score by the Thunder was the "we got this" moment.  This was the most fired up I've seen Trine play this year, they wanted to exact some revenge from the beatdown Hope put on them last year, plus show that that they can not only beat you with quickness but with their physicality.  Shutting down Campbell and the run game was huge, and I wasn't sure we'd be able to do that going in.

Good group of Hope fans made the trek to Angola on another gorgeous Saturday.  Good luck to your team the rest of the season.   
Men's soccer / Re: CCIW
« Last post by Gregory Sager on Today at 04:20:25 pm »
In spite of having the run of play for the most part and a decided statistical edge, NPU required an own goal by Case Western Reserve this afternoon in the 85th minute to escape Cleveland with a 3-2 win. It propels the Park to 13-1-1 on the season.

While they're riding home on the bus, they can contemplate the ambiguous feelings they must be having for archrival Wheaton right now. The Sonic Atmospheric Disturbance did the Vikings a solid yesterday by taking down North Central in Wheaton, 2-0, to leave NPU the last unbeaten team standing. The Vikings can now clinch the CCIW title and home-pitch advantage with a win at home over North Central on Wednesday.

The other big match yesterday took place in Bloomington, where Carthage snapped back from that bad loss to Millikin by taking down erstwhile third-place Illinois Wesleyan, 2-1. Here's the standings and remaining CCIW matches for the five sides still in competition for the CCIW tourney:

*North Park  5-0-1  13-1-1  vs. NCC, @ EC
North Central  5-1    8-6-1  @ NPU, vs. IWU
Wheaton  4-2    8-7  vs. IWU, @ MU
Illinois Wesleyan  3-2    8-5-1  @ WC, vs. AC, @ NCC
Carthage  3-2-1  10-6-2  @ CU, vs. AC
Elmhurst  3-4    8-6-2  vs. NPU

*clinched tournament berth
South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by crufootball on Today at 04:15:53 pm »
ETBU 68 LC 35.

And that was without their starting QB. Guess today was a glimpse of whatís to come for the next 2 years.

Whats the story about Dru Smith? Was he pulled or inured?
East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« Last post by XREDDRAGON77 on Today at 04:12:28 pm »
What happened with Alfred? Is RPI that good? The Saxons fall apart? We need a win v Brockport out of them! At least this past weekend was a non league contest.
Iíll be there in two weeks, Amdad, for the first time.  Doubt if Iíll get an audience with the coach but will absorb the vibe.

Go tour Middleburyís indoor facility. Itís sports complex puts (and this is no exaggeration) 50% of Div 1 Schoolís facilities to shame. It is AMAZING that is for a student body of under 2500 students. You have to see it it to believe it.
It's amazing what you can build with $65000 tuition and wealthy donors. It's great for the student athletes, but the facilities in college are getting a little ridiculous.
Somewhat unrelated but Oxy isn't the only school with a dysfunctional athletic director. Division 2 Humboldt State is going to cut their program after 80 some years (currently 5-1) at the end of the year for seemingly no reason.


Humbolt is about to join a long list of California schools to drop football:

University of Pacific
San Francisco State
Hayward State (East Bay)
Sonoma State
Chico State
Cal State Long Beach
Cal State Fullerton
UC Santa Barbara
St. Mary's
Santa Clara

I'm sure I'm missing some others, but these come to mind

Cal Poly Pomona
West Region football / Re: NWC/SCIAC in-game updates board
« Last post by Gray Fox on Today at 03:54:28 pm »

  I remember when Oxy actually played games, they once had onc with CLU that was very similar and muddy.
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