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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2016, 05:54:10 pm »
It's good to see the ODAC teams stepping up. W&L has stepped up big time this year. As has Bridgewater with Gettysburg and Thomas More (and Apprentice, but I'll take the other two over the soft boiled eggs they've played in the past). H-SC adding UWP is nice but at least they hold on to CNU this year. I think UWP is also a function of the ODAC staring down the 7 team problem in 2017. WIAC schools have the same issue. E&H has Brevard and M'Ville this year. Brevard is transitioning to DIII so might be interesting, but they went 0-11 last year in NAIA so they may really suck.

Nice to see Shenandoah stepping up in 2017 with Hobart. This year has nothing to write home about. R-MC back tracked, losing JHU and picking up Dickinson, who was cut out of their traditional game against Hobart on the heels of a long losing streak. And of course Guilford has what it usually has. Marshmallow fluff.

Catholic is leaving, so no point in mentioning them for the future, but this year they've only landed two OOC games. Putrid McDaniel and usually not so good Coast Guard.
Brevard has actually played in the NCAA DII South Atlantic Conference (Catawba, Mars Hill, Lenoir-Rhyne, Carson-Newman, Wingate), but the assertion they suck probably still holds true.

Disappointed in Guilford with the same old, same old, but I see that changing on one game in 2017.  For now, I think we are locked in with intracity Greensboro and intrastate Methodist because we've played each school every year since they started football.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 16, 2016, 09:45:36 pm »
http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20160516o009dg

Five more Quakers in Guilford College Class of 2020 make 20 commitments to date.  Welcome gentlemen and Go Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:42:10 pm »
With all the ODAC championships in the books for the year I'm just going to give a huge round of applause to my Generals. For the men, W&L finished first in Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Swimming, Golf, Lacrosse, and Tennis. The men finished second in Indoor Track and Field, third in outdoor track, 3rd or 4th in baseball, and the only stinker, toward the bottom of basketball.

The women did just as well. Championships in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming, Soccer, and Tennis. Second in Golf and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. Third in Volleyball and Riding, and tied for third in Basketball. 

Results won't officially post for a while, but I'm pretty sure the men will take home their 3rd of the last 4 President's Cups, 16th overall, the women their 12th straight President's Cup, 15th overall, and the school's 14th straight combined Cup, 19th overall.

A very dominant athletic year.
Definitely a good year for the Generals.  Many things of which to be proud.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 07, 2016, 01:24:11 pm »
Dave McHugh broke the news on Twitter - Clay Nunley going to Roanoke.
Kind of unusual to change Head Coaching jobs in the same conference, but I have to think Roanoke is a step up in pay and ability to recruit ... although I have to say Coach Nunley did a heck of a job at Randolph.  The recruiting at Randolph will get better when the college upgrades its gym.

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: May 07, 2016, 01:15:26 pm »
Greensboro only shows a 9-game schedule.  Is that it or are they still trying to find a game for one of the two open dates on 10-Sept and 24-Sept?  I think they played Bridgewater (VA) the 2nd week in 2015, but the Eagles have Thomas More lined up for 2016.

  Yowza! That's a pretty extreme upgrade.
You're right ... it will be interesting to see the score!  I think the only saving grace may be it's a home game for the Eagles.

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: May 06, 2016, 06:20:28 pm »
Greensboro only shows a 9-game schedule.  Is that it or are they still trying to find a game for one of the two open dates on 10-Sept and 24-Sept?  I think they played Bridgewater (VA) the 2nd week in 2015, but the Eagles have Thomas More lined up for 2016.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 03, 2016, 02:45:09 pm »
Speaking of Guilford recruits, here's the third announcement of 5 more players in Class of 2020:

http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20160503gxp6x7

Again, welcome gentlemen and Go Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 03, 2016, 02:37:54 pm »
hasa

How many guys does he carry on the team ? We are limited to around 115 due to locker room space which I personally feel is too many. give me 3 deep at each position plus the kickers and lets go to work.
I know 140 ish were at practice when camp opened in August 2015.  You lose a few, of course, to attrition and injuries, but I imagine there were 120 dressed for many home games ... in the program, you see a lot of numbers duplicated between Offense and Defense.  By the way, I just counted the players on the 2015 roster ... 122 ... about twice the roster in years past.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:32:09 pm »
The most impressive thing for GC is not the number coming in or how they are announced when they do. It's that GC graduated 18.  Teams win with juniors and seniors.

Just in case anyone wants to know - players report for fall practice in exactly 100 days!
Could not agree more ... 18 is a great number for GC ... I remember just a few years ago when it might have been 8!  These seniors will definitely be missed and have made a big impact on the program. 

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 01, 2016, 01:06:25 am »
hasa

Still impressed how GC announces its recruiting class. Well done. This is one area I think HSC needs to improve. Alumni want to know, I get calls all the time asking me about recruiting class and there are no answers. At some point a list of recruits will be shared but includes little more than the name & hs.
Thanks, TFA2.  I think the credit should go squarely with Head Coach Chris Rusiewicz and SID Dave Walters.  I spoke with Coach Rusiewicz at last night's football awards banquet and he said some other commitments are forthcoming this week.  I like it too ... it used to be that I (and other alumni) didn't know who we had until opening day.  Speaking of Coach R, he said Guilford had a waiting list of guys who want to play for the Quakers ... there simply isn't enough room to accommodate all of them!  What a change from the days when Guilford might field a team of 50 to 60.  Along with the whole team, Guilford recognized 18 Seniors last night who've had a huge impact on Quaker football.  Hope we can reload and sustain the progress they made from 0-10 and 2-8 before they arrived to the 28-12 record in their four seasons (5-5, 6-4, 8-2 and 9-1).

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: April 23, 2016, 12:50:57 pm »
http://www.guilfordquakers.com/x/yfqo7

Five more Quakers in football class of 2020.  Welcome gentlemen and Go Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: April 17, 2016, 11:27:21 am »
http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20160412lkgsp9

First Guilford football recruits announced for Class of 2020.  Welcome gentlemen and Go Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:42:08 pm »
Hasa

Any thoughts on how your Quakers will be in 2016 or the ODAC in general terms. I would think W&L will be the favorite going into the season but I have no sense as to how the league will look in general terms. I'm not even sure what the Tigers have coming back. Just out of touch for the time being.

JK

You probably have some insight along these lines. I know it is way too early to predict but just wondering, based on returning players, how the league looks. Stands to reason your Generals will be the top dog going into the season, right ?
Quakers lost a lot of talent in QB Pawlowski, WR Smith and K Hunt, but are deeper than past years.  Real key will be who emerges as QB in 2016.  Expect a more run-oriented offense around Bell, but I think passing game will still be above average.  I don't think there will be great drop, but I don't expect 9-1.  Maybe 7-3.  We'll see.  I do expect W&L as pre-season favorite.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: April 06, 2016, 06:07:33 pm »
Piecing together Guilford's 2016 football schedule from what's known and some educated guesses:

9/3  Greensboro (Soup Bowl)  7 pm (guess)
9/10 Methodist 7 pm (guess)
9/17 @ Averett 6 pm
9/24 Open (guess)
10/1 CUA 1 pm (guess)
10/8 @ HSC 1 pm
10/15 W&L 1 pm
10/22 @ Shenandoah 1 pm
10/29 Bridgewater 1 pm
11/5 @ RMC 1 pm (guess)
11/12 @ E&H 1 pm

Looks as though some of the dates have been flipped a little in the ODAC schedule:  e.g. CUA and HSC early.  Also seems ODAC views E&H as the traditional season-ending game for the Quakers.
My "guesses" were correct on Guilford's schedule ... more a function of Guilford's predictability than my prescience, I think.

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