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West Region football / Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Last post by WW on Today at 10:23:25 am »
preseason poll... no one gets even one vote

http://www.d3football.com/top25/2018/preseason

Well, at least the MWC champ gets to legitimately play the "We got no respect" card come playoff time...
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Piling on - Bethel posted this last Wednesday, if anyone hasn't seen it yet: https://athletics.bethel.edu/news/2018/7/11/2018-Football-Recruits.aspx
Nice, a big kicker who can throw. I can't wait to see what Steve Johnson draws up for that one.

Well done!  ;D
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West Region football / Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by WW on Today at 10:21:47 am »
Trudat. I guess they're pretty happy about the dissolution of WIAC roster limits. Wonder how many of those kids might've leaned toward another school had they known they were part of an incoming class that big. Anybody know how UWL plays the gray-shirt game?

In any case, that's quite an incoming class. Gotta assume there's some quality in there, enough to make the case that the UWL football turnaround is not a flash in the pan. Eagles on the rise...
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by Pat Coleman on Today at 10:10:38 am »
It would still count against your overall wins and losses, so I doubt it would get treated like a JV game.

For a couple of years, WIAC schools had one team that they played twice. It wasn't popular with coaches, although it did help fill out schedules.
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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« Last post by Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on Today at 09:48:35 am »
At CWU all students can apply for academic scholarships (and our department has teamed with Financial Aid to streamline the flow of scholarship application and approval based on criteria that usually spurs from the wishes of the donor - A Business Major with over a 3.0 who is from Clark or Lewis County, for example). I'm surprised they don't have that option in NJ. Donors can't endow scholarships at the NJ publics?

We have athletes definitely taking a partial athletics scholarship, a tuition waiver, and another scholarship to pay for college - especially for soccer, track, baseball, and softball.

They can apply for individual endowed scholarships, but the school are limited to the criteria of those scholarships.  Privates have a lot more leeway with how they distribute aid and it's tougher to be competitive.  For NJ, the merit aid is the same across the board, so I suppose the coaches could help kids apply for individual scholarships, but that's a lot of work without always a ton of payoff.  I was just saying, it's easier for a private school to offer an amount with the intention of beating out a rival, if they really want a kid.  Private schools have a little less leeway on that front.

D3 has more restrictions, obviously, but private schools can still move a little easier (or at least they have the ability to do so, pending institutional policies) than public schools do.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by Oline79 on Today at 08:26:31 am »
Hobart called all those ECFC schools and were told no (multiple times). I believe SJF said no to an extension of that series and Union even attempted to move the 10/6 game a week up but the travel situation bc of Homecoming made it impossible (ironic, in a way, but unfortunately the truth). Like others have said, most schedules are built out years in advance, unfortunately the NEWMAC situation combined with a few other factors left these schools in btw a rock and a hard place.

Only other thing I'll say is Vincent was on this and probably would have gotten some kind of game together if he hadn't been run out of town. Shame.
"Travel situation"?...So you're saying that Union could not find hotel rooms for a potential game on Homecoming weekend 9/29?  That seems ludicrous. When was 9/29 announced as Homecoming week?  Why wouldn't Hobart have arranged accommodations for ANY team that was coming in for that Saturday? I'm glad it wasn't a Union refusal to be Homecoming "fodder" that f***ed things up.

It's a fair question - I think Hobart and Union could only do too much given budgets and other travel considerations. All I know is Union was open to the change, but neither school to figure out a way to make it work. I give Union credit for even considering it in the first place because Hobart had the opening for a long time.

I noticed this year that D1 New Mexico State and Liberty are playing each other twice.  Almost unheard of in college football but I'm wondering if that is ever an option for d3 teams who need to fill a game?
It's an idea, but really feels desperate.  I wonder who would benefit other than fans who want to see the max number of games.  Since such a game couldn't be counted as a conference game, maybe it would be treated like a JV game.  Kids who don't get on the field as much,  would get a chance to play on a Saturday. 
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by Jonny Utah on Today at 08:00:44 am »
Hobart called all those ECFC schools and were told no (multiple times). I believe SJF said no to an extension of that series and Union even attempted to move the 10/6 game a week up but the travel situation bc of Homecoming made it impossible (ironic, in a way, but unfortunately the truth). Like others have said, most schedules are built out years in advance, unfortunately the NEWMAC situation combined with a few other factors left these schools in btw a rock and a hard place.

Only other thing I'll say is Vincent was on this and probably would have gotten some kind of game together if he hadn't been run out of town. Shame.
"Travel situation"?...So you're saying that Union could not find hotel rooms for a potential game on Homecoming weekend 9/29?  That seems ludicrous. When was 9/29 announced as Homecoming week?  Why wouldn't Hobart have arranged accommodations for ANY team that was coming in for that Saturday? I'm glad it wasn't a Union refusal to be Homecoming "fodder" that f***ed things up.

It's a fair question - I think Hobart and Union could only do too much given budgets and other travel considerations. All I know is Union was open to the change, but neither school to figure out a way to make it work. I give Union credit for even considering it in the first place because Hobart had the opening for a long time.

I noticed this year that D1 New Mexico State and Liberty are playing each other twice.  Almost unheard of in college football but I'm wondering if that is ever an option for d3 teams who need to fill a game?
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by SaintsFAN on Today at 07:17:03 am »
Why would she mention St. John's outside of that context? It's not really relevant to her new role.

Michelle is really sharp, from having chatted with her when she was here in MN. I think she will do well.

Sounds like JCU caught a star, here. JMO
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South Region football / Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Last post by MUC57 on Today at 06:21:24 am »
E.115

What great references you put in your post. i learned and re-learned many interesting facts on both schools. That 1913 game, in Mount's new stadium, makes the relationship between the two schools very special.
Case Western certainly is highly respected around the country and even outside the USA. A source of pride for Northeast Ohio. And yes, Kevin Burke is on the football staff. He wasn't a bad player when he was a Purple Raider. Let's see, two Gagliardi awards as Dlll's best, numerous passing achievements, etc. I'll bet he is OK as a coach.
Anyhoo! Best on the season to the Spartans. See ya in the playoffs. Great chatting with you! ☠🏈

Oh! Gave you a +k for the outstanding references in your post. Hope lots of people look at them.
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Piling on - Bethel posted this last Wednesday, if anyone hasn't seen it yet: https://athletics.bethel.edu/news/2018/7/11/2018-Football-Recruits.aspx
Nice, a big kicker who can throw. I can't wait to see what Steve Johnson draws up for that one.
I remember when Roste signed with the Gophers as a PWO. People were excited. Vic Viramontes transferred out around the same time as Roste and in hindsight Roste was probably closer to seeing some playing time had he stayed at the U. Oh well, he will be a stud in the MIAC.

Travis Sinclair will be a nice addition for Bethel, he was a game changer at Rogers. They would.use him on both sides of the ball and I saw it many times. A good heavyweight wrestler too.
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