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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:55:05 pm »
What Oberlin needs is stability...but I can't blame their HC for bolting to NDC.
NDC? They have had a great run over the last couple of years and I have enjoyed going to a few games there during that time but have you ever seen their facilities?  Other then Urbana I can't think of one worse and since Heidelberg built their their stadium NDC has the worst football stadium. Must be a big  pay raise to move.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 24, 2019, 02:06:48 pm »
Yesterday afternoon I was driving to Bloominton, Indiana for Michgian-Indiana game and heard some interesting conversation on 1070AM out of Indy before the pre game show came on. This was a sports talk show that actually gave time to someone other then the big 3 in Indiana. This included not only talk about Ball State but also some talk about the various games that included Indiana teams in both D2 and D3 playoffs. The most interesting part of the discussion had to do with the Hanover-Mt. Union game. I will give these guys a pass on this one as they probably have no idea about the rules of how playoff games are scheduled or the strengths of different leagues. They couldn't understand why Hanover who had had such a great season should have had to play Mt. Union. They thought this was total disrespect of both Hanover and the HCAC. They were not taking phone calls so you couldn't call to correct them. I was thinking though someone needs to tell them the HCAC is one of the worst if not the worst league in D3 (that may not be the case anymore without Earlham). They obviously didn't know about scheduling games close to home either.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:33:34 pm »
Does anyone know where I can find the 2019 OAC football schedule? Trying to make my schedule out for the year and only a few teams have their schedules on their respective sites right now. It is interesting the FBS starts their schedules the tradional labor day weekend and every other division is waiting this year until the following week.

The Division III schedule is tied to Thanksgiving, not Labor Day. In years where there is an extra weekend in between (or when the Saturday of Labor Day weekend falls in August) then we wait until the following weekend.
Thank you very much for the explanation on scheduling Pat.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: March 09, 2019, 11:11:03 am »
Does anyone know where I can find the 2019 OAC football schedule? Trying to make my schedule out for the year and only a few teams have their schedules on their respective sites right now. It is interesting the FBS starts their schedules the tradional labor day weekend and every other division is waiting this year until the following week.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:26:16 am »
I saw on Twitter recently several responses to the question Top 5 Sports Dynasties of All Time. You only get 5.

My list is

1.  1993 and counting Mount Union Football
2.  1940s - 50s Clevenad Browns
3.  1960s - 70s John Wooden UCLA Bruins
4.  1950s - 60s Boston Celtics
5.  2000 and counting UConn Women's Basketball
I realize someone has also mentioned Kenyon but nobody will ever challenge 31 consecutive years national champions.  If you would ask the question of the most consecutive championships in a bar it is a guaranteed win as the answers most often given are either UCLA (basketball), Iowa (wrestling) or Mt. Union (football).

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:09:37 am »
Marietta downs Heidi 38-34. Etta is 5-0. Figure Wilma next week pushes them to 6-0 an then the fun part of the schedule begins.
Wow great to see. I thought Berg had won the game. Getting old and can't read a small screen I guess.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:06:20 am »
That was the best game I have ever seen Denison play. Great game from start to finish.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:22:53 am »
Another good performance by Marietta against a poor opponent yesterday. Took the wind out of the sales of Muskingum with a 90 yard kickoff return at the start. They have to play a much better quality team next week.  ONU will give us a better idea if the Pioneers really have arrived. Still a very good game yesterday and good to see a 3-0 start instead of the other way for Marietta.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 02, 2018, 01:21:39 pm »

Wally Wabash

FWIW. Forgot to tell you I talked to a lot of Wabash people yesterday. Even met Jake Reid's dad. Nice group. Visited their tailgate area. Had a great time. Hiram had no tailgate area. More Wabash people than Hiram people. Hiram fans don't even support their team. And their stadium is a total disgrace. I think that's my last Hiram game. I left the game at the half. It was really hot and Hiram couldn't stop the Little Giants.
sigma one gave you Reid's numbers. Very impressive.
I will be at the Wooster vs Allegheny game in Wooster this coming Saturday. Should be a better game, in a better stadium and where their fans support the team. Go Scots.
And best to Wabash for the rest of the season. The NCAC better look out for these guys. ☠🏈
Hiram has to have the smallest stadium now that Heidelberg has their new place. I was there last year for the OWU game and couldn't believe how small it was. Many of the seats they do have are not good and standing room view isn't very good also. I went there to cross it off my bucket list of Ohio schools that play varsity football (35 of 41 down), I won't go back.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: September 02, 2018, 01:17:00 pm »
Went over to Marietta for a second game last night and the Pioneers didn't look too bad. Hard to tell what the quality of opposition was, Geneva was a one trick pony running the triple option. Marietta probably let them have too many yards for being ahead like they were. Still a good win and the Pioneers should have no problems with Capital. League will be pretty good this year. Marietta will not challenge the best but at least they are respectable. Was impressed with the stadium and the turnout also. Most of Marietta must have show up for the game and fireworks afterwards.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:29:10 pm »
Another who cares post

On September 8, Mount has a bye. I will be going to watch Wooster play host to Allegheny. Went last year to watch Wooster play this second week. Had a great time. Talked to people from both teams. People sure can be nice and a lot of fun. We root hard for our team but we all love Dlll football.
Watched 2 NCAC games last year and will watch 2 this year. I'll still watch a few more OAC games.
Good luck to both conferences.
Go Scots! Go Gators! & Go Raiders! ☠🏈
I always try to make to Wooster at least once every 2 years. The band and the team entrance are hard to match.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: May 21, 2018, 05:00:33 pm »
Question for Wittenberg fans. Does anyone have an idea of the starting time for the Denison game?  I know it is in Granville but I can't seem to get an answer out of Denison.

It looks like that is Big Red Weekend at Denison so they're probably figuring out when in the weekend program the game fits best.  Denison will have a good squad this year and you could definitely make that game the centerpiece of the weekend.  I'd bet a nickel that it will be a night game.
I'm hoping you are correct on the game time. I am going to a game in Athens in the afternoon and would hate to miss this one.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:47:12 am »
Question for Wittenberg fans. Does anyone have an idea of the starting time for the Denison game?  I know it is in Granville but I can't seem to get an answer out of Denison.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:09:00 pm »

Wally Wabash

I consider you the expert not only on Dlll, but certainly the NCAC. What the hell happened to Witt?
I thought, like most people, that Witt would play Mount in our bracket in round 3. I was really shocked. A storied program getting beaten by "Frostburg State who?"
Would love to hear your always educated thoughts. Thanks!

Most of what I saw from Witt/Frostburg I saw on the D3 Bracket Blitz, which was awesome, so I only got bits and pieces of the game.  But from what I saw and what was observed by Pat and Frank watching online and Adam Turer on site, these are the underlying reasons for how we got to 35-7:
- Frostburg was bigger and faster than Wittenberg, which is not a thing that Wittenberg had experienced all year.  When that happens, you get really lopsided things like 2:1 ratios for yards and time of possession.  Witt flat out got manhandled by a bigger team, to be quite honest.
- Witt's game plan for this was never going to include scoring 40 points.  It was going to be on their defense to keep Frostburg in check and set up the offense with short field opportunities.  This did happen in spots, BUT...
- Turnovers, man.  Witt made a critical turnovers in critical positions.  Witt got the ball to start the 3rd quarter trailing 14-0.  Not ideal, but not bad...halftime adjustments, you get down there get a score and you're in the game.  Kennedy gets intercepted on the first play, hands Frostburg a short field which they convert and now you're 21-0 and it's total desperation mode at this point.  Then, right after Witt forces a turnover to be in plus position and a chance to cut the thing to 21-14, Kennedy throws another pick on the goal line to end that scoring chance.  Still 21-7.  And then lastly, in the 4th quarter, not a turnover per se, but Witt turns it over on downs at the FSU 4 yard line.  The Tiger defense had asserted some control at this point late in the game, forced three and out but then DeLane Fitzgerald pulled off the call of the round faking a punt out of his own end zone. It worked, 93 yards later it's 28-7 and the game was over. 

There's some truth to this being Witt's worst game of the year, but that doesn't give proper credit to Frostburg St.  They were confident, strong, fast, and they pantsed Wittenberg on their own field.  That's going to be a really good game next week at W&J.
Great recap of the game. One play you did forget was the dropped pass that would have been a touchdown in the 4th quarter, ouch. It would have only made it 28-14 but it was typical of the day for Wittenberg.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:03:46 pm »
I do hope that fake punt makes play of the week. That was something to see.  I doubt anyone saw that coming but with that wind the most anyone was getting on a punt was 20 yards so not a bad gamble.

Me too. We're hoping to get the video. If you were watching online you probably saw we didn't get to see a lot of it because the camera didn't follow, so we'll need the coaching video.
I was standing at the goal line hoping to get a picture if there was a block attempt. Saw the whole thing.

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