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I noticed La Verne is going to play Univ of SD (1AA non scholie) ...in the preseason. I wonder if USD offered it up to UR, since USD has coaches with ties to UR, ..

It would fun to see Chapman, Whit, UR or LF ...play them ...

USD defeated St. Thomas 27-24 last fall.  I think St. Thomas might have been the 3rd best team in the MIAC last year, if that helps provide some (biased) perspective.  St. Thomas played last year with a lot of guys from their 2019 D3 roster which lost 38-20 to St. John's.  That very good St. John's team did defeat Chapman 55-26 in the first round of the playoffs.
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Region 5 women's basketball / Re: WBB: Landmark Conference
« Last post by ronk on Yesterday at 09:51:45 pm »
 Goucher names new HC - Joya Whittington, formerly, HC @ Lackawanna.

 Former Susquehanna HC Jim Reed retires from assistant @ Bucknell.
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General football / Re: Shirts, and stickers and decals oh my!
« Last post by Gray Fox on Yesterday at 08:26:48 pm »
Another Bowdoin sighting in Dallas today.  This one was a license plate frame.

My next door neighbor has a Wabash frame that I see every day.
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Region 4 football (Great Lakes-ish) / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by Raider 68 on Yesterday at 07:21:26 pm »
Scoring a metric crapton of points, whether that's 105 or 90 or whatever, is only going to be a bad look for Mount Union for sure.
Unfortunately, this game is so much of a mismatch that it might be harder for them to not score 90 than it will be to score 90

It time for Mount to schedule a top five program, like UWW did with UMHB. Why not NC Central or St. John's or a few others.
No longer can the Raiders say that no one will play us. Those days are gone, and a very weak opponent does not help
the program at all. ::)
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Region 1 men's basketball / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Last post by nescac1 on Yesterday at 06:08:00 pm »
Trinity College with two really impressive late picks-ups … in particular Jarrell Okurogou, ranked 61 in New England, who had, at least at one point, offers from UMass, Sienna and Albany.  Looks like a big-time athlete.  Trinity also added Dane Moran, a skilled and productive 6’9 big man from Lawrenceville School in NJ.  I imagine there is an interesting story regarding how Okurogou ended up in Nescac as he definitely seems like a higher-level talent (he was all-NEPSAC Class AA, you just don’t see those dudes in D3).

Adding those two guys to a young nucleus of Callahan-Gold, Dorion and Otoo, Trinity is a team to watch as that group matures. 
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I noticed La Verne is going to play Univ of SD (1AA non scholie) ...in the preseason. I wonder if USD offered it up to UR, since USD has coaches with ties to UR, ..

It would fun to see Chapman, Whit, UR or LF ...play them ...
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Hey, Ron's been wrong before.  I think there are two other factors besides academics:

1.  After SW affiliates the SAA will be back to nine members which is as large as it's ever been.  Not sure the Berrys, BSCs, Centres, and Trinitys would be happy with only one non-conference warmup before starting conference play, especially as often as two contenders face off early in the season.
2.  I haven't run the numbers but it seems travel for Centenary would be worse going to the SAA than the ASC (yes, I know *cough* *cough* Sul Ross *cough* *cough*).  It also would be worse for a number of the SAA core who will again face an annual trip to TX when SW arrives.

Unspoken is
3.  With the scarcity of non-conference opponents the ASC needs another football team (after SW departs) more than the SAA does and may be more highly engaged in pursuing new members.

Just plugged it in, looks like average from Centenary to ASC is ~348 miles while Centenary to SAA is ~442.  If I plugged things in right, Centre is actually 66 miles further from Centenary than Sul ross is (688 vs 754). 

For the ASC it looks like furthest is 688 (Sul Ross), closest is 43 (ETBU) with the rest being 245-381 miles away.  For the SAA the closest is 224 (Millsaps) and furthest is 754 (Centre) with the remainder being spread in the 240-629 range.  Another interesting note, according to the NCAA website Trinity and Birmingham-Southern are the same distance away from Centenary at 451 miles. 
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Hey, Ron's been wrong before.  I think there are two other factors besides academics:

1.  After SW affiliates the SAA will be back to nine members which is as large as it's ever been.  Not sure the Berrys, BSCs, Centres, and Trinitys would be happy with only one non-conference warmup before starting conference play, especially as often as two contenders face off early in the season.
2.  I haven't run the numbers but it seems travel for Centenary would be worse going to the SAA than the ASC (yes, I know *cough* *cough* Sul Ross *cough* *cough*).  It also would be worse for a number of the SAA core who will again face an annual trip to TX when SW arrives.

Unspoken is
3.  With the scarcity of non-conference opponents the ASC needs another football team (after SW departs) more than the SAA does and may be more highly engaged in pursuing new members.
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Region 4 football (Great Lakes-ish) / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by bluestreak66 on Yesterday at 04:49:42 pm »
Scoring a metric crapton of points, whether that's 105 or 90 or whatever, is only going to be a bad look for Mount Union for sure.
Unfortunately, this game is so much of a mismatch that it might be harder for them to not score 90 than it will be to score 90
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Region 4 football (Great Lakes-ish) / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by Dr. Acula on Yesterday at 04:47:18 pm »
Mount finished 2nd in both the men's and women's all-sports standings this year.  ONU won the women's title.  JCU easily won their 7th straight in men's (89-76 over Mount).  That was despite surprisingly finishing dead last in hoops where they're normally good.  Their worst finish otherwise was 5th place in baseball so excellent consistency across the board.
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