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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by Oline79 on Today at 10:48:36 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.

So next year there will be 7 teams in the LL, after Buff St joins.  The Shenandoah and Endicott one and one series are done (I assume) that means Hobart will still need to schedule 4 OOC games.  The simplest solution would be to form a permanent rotation with the E8 teams.  14 teams should be able to fill schedules....
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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Last post by amh63 on Today at 10:35:12 am »
nyhoopstalk.....hard to say wrt the upcoming season.  Each season brings some surprises. It is often after the early season games prior to the start of the conference battles that a clearer picture of the conference starts to develop.  Much too early to say based on my recollection of past seasons.
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Exit Illinois Tech, enter Finlandia...

http://www.wiacsports.com/news/2018/7/16/wiac-announces-addition-of-finlandia-university-for-baseball.aspx

Observing upper peninsula weather for the past 100 years tells me a lot of those FinnU home games are going to end up being played on the road.
How quickly does this restore the Pool A bid to the WIAC?
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by raiderguy on Today at 10:31:48 am »
Check out the quick read on JCU's new AD. Not sure how to take her Mount Union comments. From my perspective she says that there are bigger teams to chase than Mount Union... Really?  After how they celebrated their last victory over us (deservedly so), I don't think the football team feels that way. Could just be my perspective.

On another note, I didn't realize that they didn't have an indoor facility. Surprised with all of the support they have from alumni that this hasn't happened yet.

http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20180716/michelle-morgan-brings-big-resume-big-ideas-to-john-carroll-as-new-ad

I don't think she downplayed the Mount Union Rivalry. Just stated that she wants them to compete on the national stage:

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Q St. Thomas plays big-time D-III college football, and the JCU football team has competed well with national power Mount Union. Can you envision a day when JCU can consistently post wins against Mount? (The Blue Streaks have beaten the Purple Raiders once since 1994.)

A Thatís my plan, and beyond that because thereís bigger fish to fry than Mount Union. Football, yes Mountís the big cat, but youíve got (national D-III powers) Mary-Hardin Baylor, Wisconsin Oshkosh, St. Thomas ... Thatís my expectations, to be competitive (with those schools). Iím just as competitive as any of these coaches or athletes here.

If I was Wilmington or Musky Iíd be worried. Now that JCU has some St. Thomas blood in the building, they might try to hang 100 on some teams, Glen Style.

I noticed she didn't really mention St John's other than them being a key factor in the success of her game  at the Twins stadium. Those two always draw huge crowds for their games..at least 10,000+no matter  where the game is played. Been to plenty of those games and it's a must see in Collegeville!
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by HScoach on Today at 10:30:09 am »
 That's what I was thinking too.
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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by lmitzel on Today at 10:16:52 am »
Congrats to Maggie McCloskey-Bax! Her time serving with Coach Bernero should enable her to "hit the ground running."
My guess is that no one from the 2017-18 Cardinals roster has a guaranteed spot for '18-'19. Hardly any of the potential returnees were consistently productive. Lyndsay Brennan may be the most reliable returning player. Who else comes to mind, lmitzel?
Many players have potential for some improvement. Interesting newcomers are expected, as well.

Last year was a bummer but it was a very young team. I'd think that the freshmen and sophomores are only going to get better. I'd agree that Lyndsay Brennan might be the best returning player, though I'd put Maya Walls and Siarra O'Neill right there too along with Natali Dimitrova if you're just looking at upperclassmen. Haydn Braun will probably get more run at the point with Mayson Whipple graduated, Bekah Foley should be healthy after missing a chunk of last year, and they get 2017 recruit Kylie Modaff back from her knee injury that kept her out all last year.

And take this for what it's worth, but before she left Michelle Roof told me she thought this recruiting class was the best one she had. Whether her departure changed anything or not I don't know, but there's a lot of talent coming in. And this will be a young team again: I think there will only be two seniors on this year's roster barring something weird happening.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Last post by Just Bill on Today at 10:07:26 am »
It would have worked even better now, with Illinois Tech and without Maranatha, the (men's) teams split 6-6 along state lines. But they probably figured it wouldn't pay to rework the schedule for just one year before Benedictine leaves.

And 13 teams seems like a pain to schedule no matter how you do it.
It doesn't matter because the men's and women's schedules need to work in conjunction to accommodate doubleheaders, and the women's side will always have one more team. So if you try divisions either the men's side or the women's side is always unbalanced.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by ITH radio on Today at 09:54:53 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.

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PC corrected me on that distinction before.
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I'll wait to see if NCF changes the pick because of the conference change of Gwynedd-Mercy.
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