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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 14, 2015, 11:32:25 am »
Guilford Assistant Coach Caleb Kimbrough '08 with 2007 National DIII Player of the Year Ben Strong '08 at the New York Knicks Summer League game in Las Vegas:

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 14, 2015, 10:07:37 am »
Guilford (24), Bridgewater (9) and Hampden-Sydney (1) all getting points in the D3football preseason top 25 ... no ODAC team was in the Top 25, but I appreciate the love.  :)

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 10, 2015, 04:53:49 pm »
For the first time since 1948 and for the 26th time in program history, the Quakers will face UNC ... this time on November 6 in Chapel Hill:

http://www.guilford.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=790&ModuleId=51

Go Guilford!!  A win would eclipse Chaminade over (Ralph Sampson's) Virginia as the greatest upset in college basketball history!!  More realistically, being within 20 at halftime would be a coup.  (IWU played Illinois (when UI was an NCAA finalist, and actually led in the second half, though the final was about as expected. :P)
Well, we did beat Elon to start the 2006-07 season, but I have no illusions here ... but it'll be great for the team to visit the Smith Center.  My nephew's HS team won a North Carolina state championship on that floor and it was a big deal to him and the rest of our family.  Dave Odom '65 has helped us set up games with South Carolina, WFU and now UNC the last few years.  Dave was once Head Coach at the first two universities and, of course, knows Roy Williams at North Carolina.  Playing Davidson with Stephen Curry was a also a big deal ... 107-83, I think.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 09, 2015, 09:44:53 pm »
For the first time since 1948 and for the 26th time in program history, the Quakers will face UNC ... this time on November 6 in Chapel Hill:

http://www.guilford.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=790&ModuleId=51

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:56:58 am »
Ben Strong on the NY Knicks summer league roster this year.
Yeah, saw this on GC's web page today.  He's been a pro for 7 years now ... hope he can make a spot with an NBA club!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 07, 2015, 02:21:06 pm »
While on my way to calculating percentages, I also found some other interesting information for hard-core DIII fans. 

      1.  Nine teams had eight or more wins each year from 2009-2014:  Johns Hopkins, Linfield, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt Union, North Central, St Thomas Wabash, Wesley, Wittenberg.  Recall the weirdness of UWWhitewater being 7-3 in 2012 and missing the playoffs.
      2.  28 teams had all-winning seasons from 2009-2014.  By this I mean that in each of those seasons these teams finished above .500 every year (NO fifty-fifty seasons):  Bethel, Centre, Delaware Valley, Franklin, Greenville, Hampden-Sydney, Hobart, Huntingdon, Johns Hopkins, Linfield, Louisiana  College, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt Union, North Central, Norwich, Redlands, St John Fisher, St Norbert, St Thomas, Thomas More, Ursinus, UWWhitewater, Wabash, Wartburg, Washington & Jefferson, Wesley, Wheaton, Wittenberg.
      3. Only five teams had two or fewer losses every year from 2009-2014:  Linfield, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mt Union, Wabash, Wittenberg.
      4. Twenty-four teams had no winning seasons (this includes no season(s) as good as .500) during this period.  I will not bother to list them.
Here it is, July 7th.

The hard core fans are reading these boards, holding out for Fall.

We counting the days. The statistically oriented of us are delving into new evaluations of the webpages on and linked to these boards.

It is that time of year when we need to step back and remember the 12 Steps of D3fandom.

"Hello, my name is [recite your name].

I am addicted to D3football."
(In unison) Hello, Ralph.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 06, 2015, 06:47:25 pm »
Good work, sigma (+) one.  I enjoyed reviewing the winning percentages.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 06, 2015, 12:06:49 pm »
That makes sense. I enjoy seeing the poll you guys put out each week. Like I said and most would agree D3Football.com is the authoritative source for D3 football. That doesn't change my mind that no one should feel guilt for mentioning a ranking on a message board.  My allegence lies with HSC but Guilford fans should certainly be proud of that type of recognition.  It's not going to win them any games but the ranking even if by one guy is nice.
I think that's the spirit with which Guilford's fine SID, Dave Walters, distributed the Lindy's press release.  Historically, positive preseason predictions for Guilford football have been scarce, so he (and the school) are understandably excited about this season's prospects.  With 21 seniors and 19 starters coming off progressive 5-5, 6-4 and 8-2 seasons, there is considerable optimism.  Now, here's the reality, Guilford has never won an ODAC title outright (they've shared it a few times), they have never been to the NCAA football playoffs, they have never won more than 8 games in a season, the ODAC has never been considered a power conference and only once has an ODAC team made it all the way to the Stagg Bowl.  I and other Quaker fans are looking for a good season, but we (well, at least the more knowledgeable fans) have no illusions of where the Quakers are on the national stage.  It will be wonderful if we prove on the field that this is a team worthy of national recognition.

Go Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 04, 2015, 07:41:58 pm »
Saw the link to this on the d3football homepage: http://www.d3football.com/seasons/2015/contrib/20150701zu89ui.

I'm more basketball oriented, but it's nice to see an ODAC football program get this kind of pre-season respect.
I'd seen this press release earlier on Guilford's website, y_jack_lok.  Nice to see on paper, but I am always cautious until I see the results on the field.  Smith and Hunt certainly deserve their accolades, but I was surprised to see no mention for QB Pawlowski ... probably a very crowded group of contenders here.

It's a long way from a four-way tie for first in the ODAC to No. 13 in the country. These folks that only do Division III one week a year lack some perspective. I'll be interested to see how our preseason voters shake this out, but I'm sure no ODAC team will be in the Top 15.
Exactly why I hadn't mentioned it in this forum.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 04, 2015, 05:21:00 pm »
Saw the link to this on the d3football homepage: http://www.d3football.com/seasons/2015/contrib/20150701zu89ui.

I'm more basketball oriented, but it's nice to see an ODAC football program get this kind of pre-season respect.
I'd seen this press release earlier on Guilford's website, y_jack_lok.  Nice to see on paper, but I am always cautious until I see the results on the field.  Smith and Hunt certainly deserve their accolades, but I was surprised to see no mention for QB Pawlowski ... probably a very crowded group of contenders here.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:30:23 pm »
Hasanova the Guilford coach is doing a good job of recruiting locally. My son played at Ragsdale in 08 and 09. In two years the team went 26-2. He was recruited by every ODAC school except Guilford. In fact I know of no one off those teams recruited by the old coach. Mearite - Ragsdale 08, started at Pembroke and ended up at GC. I did notice that GC got a QB out of Richmond and HSC landed a QB from Ragsdale - Jamestown, NC. (Small city between G'boro and High Point for those who aren't familiar.)
HSCTiger fan, I agree with you.  Coach Rusiewicz and his staff have done a great job of recruiting locally ... in addition to creating a winning program, it's increased fan attendance with parents and extended family able to travel to more games.  I remember Nick Mearite ... a good all around offensive threat for the Quakers ... in fact, his aunt worked for me as a temp a few years ago.  Guilford will, as most ODAC school do, miss some local kids because of the "I want to go to school away from home" thought ... and I get that.  When I went away to college, I wanted to experience new things and a new place.  Also, as with most ODAC schools, our alumni base is all over the map, so we will get legacy students and alumni recommendations from all over the USA and, for that matter, the world.

Expecting a breakthrough season in Greensboro this year ... a lot of positive pieces are in place.  Perhaps this will be the year of the Quaker!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:50:11 am »
While shopping at the New Garden Road Target in Greensboro yesterday, I met the parents of Nick Jones (2013-14 WR at RMC, #14).  Nick graduated from Northern Guilford HS in Summerfield, NC and attended RMC for a year and a half.  In January, Nick transerred to Guilford and participated in spring drills with the Quakers.  According to his parents, Nick is recovering from some nagging injuries and may sit out the 2015 season.  It's a shame because Nick knows Matt Pawlowski (Northwest Guilford HS) and would be another receiver for an already potent offense.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 09, 2015, 04:39:21 pm »
Hasa (or whomever) - I spent a few minutes on the Guilford website tonite, and noticed than neither Ben Strong or Tyler Sanford was in the HoF - any story behind that?

Guilford requires student-athletes to be 10 years removed before they are eligible to be nominated. A fairly standard requirement, most schools seem to have a 7-10 year window. If the graduated the same year they were seniors on the basketball team, Sanborn will be eligible in 2020 and Strong in 2018.
All true statements from hscathletics ... I most certainly think both will be in the Guilford HOF ... both were National DIII PoY, Strong scored 59 in an NCAA playoff game and averaged over 20 ppg in his career and Sanborn went to the Final Four twice.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: June 09, 2015, 11:43:51 am »
Five more future Quakers make 31 recruits in Class of 2019:

http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/2014-15/releases/2015060872tf09

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: June 02, 2015, 11:33:06 am »
Brevard is in western NC, so not so far from Maryville, Piedmont and the like.  It's a haul to NC Wesleyan in eastern NC and would have been a very long trip to CNU.  NC covers a lot of territory east to west ... with Tennessee, you can go Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River in only two states ... same with Virginia and Kentucky or Virginia and Tennessee (and, for you purists, Georgia and Tennessee lol).

I do not think Brevard would be a successful candidate for the ODAC or SAA ... USASAC is, in my opinion, their best option.  My nephew attended there as a DII basketball player, so I know their history in the DII South Atlantic Conference.
Me either to the bolded part. I'm just thinking more overall density. The USASC is a huge geographic footprint, although not as bad as the ASC. The south just needs more density to lower the costs in a few of these conferences. The SAA is probably less worried about costs than fit, but I'd think the USASC would love to consolidate a bit. Huntingdon to CNU was a bear, so dropping the northern team helps. But Huntingdon to Averett is still almost 550 miles as is Huntingdon to Methodist. That's a long trip...
Brevard was a JC in my lifetime and has a relatively small student body and alumni base ... I bet they don't have the finances (including endowment) to support far-flung travel.  I think they were taking their lumps in DII football with the likes of Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne in their conference.
Speaking of taking their "lumps", Brevard was 1-10 in 2014: started the season 0-10 and ended the season with a 66-0 win over Charlotte-based College(?) of Faith, a team that set all sorts of records for futility ... including a very lop-sided loss to Wesley.

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