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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 24, 2017, 02:25:42 pm »

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: March 16, 2017, 12:00:59 pm »
I hope Guilford is back to form after the injuries last year. Week 1 will be a damn good game if they are.



Looking forward to the 2017, I'd say there are 4 tiers in the league:

Top: Huntingdon and Maryville
Rising, but not quite there: Averett, Ferrum, NCWC
Slumping for no apparent reason: Methodist and LaGrange
Not a chance: Greensboro and Brevard

If there was a spring ball poll, and they cared about my opinion, I'd vote:

1a and 1b: Maryville and Huntingdon. Both are strong teams. Great coaching staffs. Great recruiting. Losing 2 strong QBs. I think it's neck and neck right now.
3. NCWC. I like how they have been playing in the recent years. They're bound to have a year were they put it all together.
4. Averett. I feel like Coach Adams is on to something in Danville. They've given MC a run for their money 2 years in a row.
5. Ferrum. Coach Grande had a good first year at Ferrum. Let's see if there is a sophomore slump.
6. Methodist. They were poised to be a top USAC team a few years ago. Has to be disappointing for Monarch fans.
7. LaGrange. Shocked they are not a yearly contender. One of two D3 teams in GA and have some good athletes.
8. Brevard. Coming down from D2. Time will tell what they have to offer the USAC. Lost to E&H last year.
9. Greensboro.  ::)
I'm looking forward to this game as well.  With all the talent lost to graduation after 2015, I don't think anyone expected another 9-1 season in 2016 ... but we sure as heck didn't expect 4-6 either ... especially after a 4-0 start.  Anyone know if Huntingdon is returning the favor and coming to Guilford in 2018?

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:50:30 am »
I think the right coach could be very successful at Greensboro.  They haven't recruited very well.  They never called my son and he went to HS 15 minutes away at a HS with lots of potential D3 talent.  My son was a 2 year starter at HSC on 2 ODAC championship teams.  The Greensboro campus is beautiful, it's right beside UNCG, and it's in downtown Greensboro. It also has a reputation as offering a quality education. The fact that their stadium is at a local high school hurts but several USA south programs have or had really bad facilities.  NCW plays at a local HS, Methodist plays at a below average college facility and until last year Averett played at the worst facility I'd ever seen.  NCW and Averett won USA South championships playing at their facilities and MU went 8-2 a few years a go.

Until recently Guilford college was IMO in the same shoes as Greensboro (the schools are 10 minutes apart).  But Guilford hired a coach that is as meticulous in recruiting as he is in coaching.  Now they dominate local recruiting.  Academically I don't see much difference in the 2 schools and it's not like the Quakers can point to a long tradition of excellence in football and their facilities are - now that Catholic left - the worst in the ODAC.  Yet according to HASA GC has beat Greensboro 198-13 in the last 3 years!  The Greensboro coach is going into his second year.  Time will tell but there's nothing stoping Greensboro from being a winner.
I completely disagree on the highlighted point.

You're correct, Guilford's football facilities are probably last in the ODAC.  They are light years ahead of where they were, but still good by DIII standards.  That being said, however, saying Guilford's football facilities are the worst in the ODAC is kind of like saying Cornell is the worst school in the Ivy League.   We'll get there.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:36:20 am »
198 to 13?  GC officials and fans should be very happy with the Greensboro College decision. That game helped neither program.
You're right.  Greensboro players didn't want to play it and it hurt Guilford in 2015 ... if we had played and even lost a game to a ranked team, I think the Quakers would have made the NCAA playoffs.  I don't know the exact years, but it was 52-0 one year, 77-13 another and 69-0 in the third.

Hasa -- I don't think a 2 loss Guilford team, 0-2 to RRO, would have made the tournament. But that's just a guess. No, Greensboro didn't help Guilford that year. In my opinion beating a RRO would have put Guilford in at 1-1 RRO, 9-1.
Maybe we wouldn't have gotten in regardless, but in the eyes of committee I believe a close loss to a contender would have been preferable to a 77-13 drubbing of Greensboro.

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: March 08, 2017, 08:32:36 pm »
Marantha was in a different position. No conference and an inability to actually get enough players on campus is different than an inability to get competitive players on campus. Frankly, I'm guessing Greensboro needs those players paying tuition, as many as they can get. Marantha probably did too, but they gave up on actually being able to get them. Plus the costs of not being in a conference were burdensome for Marantha.

No, I'd say Greensboro considers having a football team a net positive, even if they struggle to win more than a game a year. If they stop bringing 100 to camp, and start having 40 or so on the roster, it may change quickly. But barring that, the benefits of having the team outweighs the inability of the team to win a game.
Bingo.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 08, 2017, 08:25:31 pm »
198 to 13?  GC officials and fans should be very happy with the Greensboro College decision. That game helped neither program.
You're right.  Greensboro players didn't want to play it and it hurt Guilford in 2015 ... if we had played and even lost a game to a ranked team, I think the Quakers would have made the NCAA playoffs.  I don't know the exact years, but it was 52-0 one year, 77-13 another and 69-0 in the third. 

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:10:39 pm »
Talked to a Guilford official over the weekend who said Greensboro asked to not play the GCQ/GCP Soup Bowl "at this time".  Sounds like Greensboro wanted to revitalize their program before they reenter a game with Guilford ... so after 20 years, it's on hiatus.  I can't say I blame Greensboro, Guilford has won four in a row and the last three years by a cumulative 198-13 score.

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:06:55 pm »
Talked to a Guilford official over the weekend who said Greensboro asked to not play the GCQ/GCP Soup Bowl "at this time".  Sounds like Greensboro wanted to revitalize their program before they reenter a game with Guilford ... so after 20 years it's on hiatus.  I can't say I blame Greensboro, Guilford has won four in a row and the last three years by a cumulative 198-13 score.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 03, 2017, 11:21:59 pm »
Final Guilford 74, Thomas More 54

Quakers jumped on the Saints from the start and never trailed.  12/23 on threes.  Another good defensive effort.  Marietta tomorrow with SRO crowd.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:12:27 pm »
hasa

Good luck. How do you feel about the pairing ? any knowledge of Thomas More ?
Thanks.  No, not really, other than their record and schedule.  TMC is near Cincinnati, so I bet they will have more fans attending than GC.  I'd say a roughly equal chance to advance to Saturday, but Marietta is ranked and will be playing in front of a home crowd.  Not a terrible draw, but not great either.

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South Region / Re: USA South Conference
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:58:28 pm »
The Guilford Quakers (24-3) host the CAC's Marymount Saints (22-5) at 7:30 pm Friday.  The MACC's Albright Lions (22-5) face the USAC's  Piedmont Lions (21-7) at 5 pm.

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South Region / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:45:00 pm »
The Guilford Quakers (24-3) host the CAC's Marymount Saints (22-5) at 7:30 pm Friday.  The MACC's Albright Lions (22-5) face the USAC's  Piedmont Lions (21-7) at 5 pm.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:34:25 pm »
Hasa

Congrats and good luck in tourney. Make the odac proud !!!
Thanks, tfa2.  Hoping for a good draw later today.
This week's 23rd ranked Guilford Quakers (23-5) draw the PAC's Thomas More Saints (22-6) at 7th ranked Marietta at 5 pm Friday.  The OAC champion Pioneers (24-4) face the Calvin Knights (17-10) from the MIAA at 7:30 pm.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:16:21 am »
Hasa

Congrats and good luck in tourney. Make the odac proud !!!
Thanks, tfa2.  Hoping for a good draw later today. 

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:31:43 pm »

What's more, today's game might just be for a chance to host in the tournament as well.  With LaGrange in (and if Birmingham-Southern wins today) they're going to need a host within driving distance.  I'm pretty sure only the ODAC can provide it.4
Final Guilford 64, E&H 54

I also think GC has a good chance to host, but so do the Quaker women if they win the nightcap.  Congratulations to the Quaker men, now 23-5.  GC women are 23-3 and are warming up for title game as I type.

Hope E&H gets an at-large at 20-8 ... iffy with 8 losses, but they're a fine team.

Congratulations to GC. The women's teams have hosting preference for 1st and 2nd round games this year, so if the GC women win tonight they could get to host instead of the men depending on how the selection committees rate the strength of the men and women relative to the other teams in the mix.
Thanks for clarifying.  GC women defeat LC 59-53 and are now 24-3.

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