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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:58:13 pm »
Happy Thanksgiving guys. Another entertaining year in the ODC with almost half the league in the hunt in the last game. Next year we get Ferrum. Should make for a better round robin schedule.  Here's to next year!

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:43:49 am »
The Right Reverend of all things St. Thomas clearly thinks St Thomas is holier than thou and is on a higher academic plane than Mount Union.  Facts are he is wrong and the ACT score average, 25 percentile and 75 percentile are all within 1 point of each for UMU and STU.

Either they're teaching fuzzy math at Mount Union or you're making this stuff up. The 25%/75% ACT scores are as follows:

Mount Union: 20/26
St. Thomas: 24/29

Source: https://www.collegedata.com

Neither comes close to Mount's opponent this week. :o

UMU''s opponents over the first 2 weeks have come from the top tier of D3 academic football playing schools. If UMU and W&J win, UMU will have faced a slew of schools that would be able to use the old Vanderbilt and Northwestern chants.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:50:16 pm »
Great report. Thanks Birddawg. Glad to hear it was a good trip.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:42:23 am »
It was a good performance from W&L. To win they needed to be perfect and unfortunately the offense gave UMU a short field with a fumble, special teams gave them a short field with a difficult punt into the wind, and the defense gave up a single long play. That was all 3 scores. On offense W&L just couldn't get it done on 4th down going 1 for 6.

Still, a heck of an effort for a huge underdog.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:29:07 pm »
In my opinion, not reporting for a warrant while a UMU student is a reflection. He's either extremely careless or not very bright. Neither is a good look for the star position on your star athletic program. It is what it is. I would be very unhappy if W&L took that tactic. I'd imagine everyone will have his/her own opinion...

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:40:34 pm »
UMU's announcers are well known Homers. No big deal. W&L did great. The game really wasn't ever in much doubt as their defense was too big, fast, and disciplined, but the Generals played very solid defense and executed the game plan to keep possession and keep UMU's offense off the field. We just couldn't push them in. 260+ yards against their defense and 18 first downs was a very good showing, but I really wish we had punched one in.

Great season Generals, excellent effort and work today. Extremely proud of the guys for this year. Going to miss the seniors, and thrilled they went out with an ODAC title and probably the best playoff game yet. The future seems bright.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:36:22 pm »
Well... with an assist from the weather W&L's defense did great. The offense did better than I expected and while the game never was in doubt, that result was much better than I expected. I sure wish we could have pushed one in, but your D is just too fast, disciplined, and big. On the other hand, I didn't feel like we got blown off the field other than by the wind. The gameplan to keep possession and just keep working did as well as could be expected. More yards and more first downs than I expected and we gave up way less, though again I think that was well assisted by the weather.

The boys certainly weren't embarrassed, not something too many of UMU's first round opponents can say. I'm proud to say that was a great season for the Generals. Good luck to the Raiders in the playoffs. I'd love to say we were beat by the champs.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:38:54 am »
Graduation rate only applies to seniors on the roster in the general sense. The APR looks at who started as freshman and graduated within 5 years, whether they stay in the program or not, but generally graduation rate is just those on the roster.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:25:32 am »
I'm sorry. But if you are dumb or immature enough to put a FELONY warrant out of sight out of mind you simply aren't ready for college. Maybe you will grow into your responsibilities and be ready for college later, but putting something that important into the I can't be bothered category is an indicator that your life still requires significant  adult supervision.

And that has nothing to do with whether he is guilty or not.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:32:42 pm »
Mount could put me behind center this weekend and still win by 45. Sucks but probably nothing to worry about until about 3 weeks from now.

Hey now... I feel obligated to dispute this. Just let me think about it for a while... Arrgh.

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General football / Re: 2017 Playoffs
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:40:43 pm »
He has been released on bond... has waived an extradition hearing. We continue to wait to see what happens next and a decision from UMU.

As a member of the press you have to wait for confirmation from the school. I get that. But there is no way UMU is letting this young man step on the field tomorrow and, barring some serious tap dancing on the charges in FL, the rest of the season. The optics are just too bad.

My only thought on that... is what exactly is the charge he is up for... the quote in the story is "involved an incident relating to assault." That is wide open. While I tend to agree with you, I also wonder if it depends on the exact nature of the charge(s) or investigation.

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/36871299/mt-union-quarterback-arrested-during-traffic-stop-ahead-of-big-game-dangelo-fulford

Story was slightly updated. It was posted on the OAC boards. Something related to hazing and battery. You don't extradite for speeding tickets. "The UCEA allows the arrest of fugitives in a state accused of a crime in another state for which the penalty is at least one year in jail." Key word is of course accused. But at least a one year jail term means more than speeding tickets.

www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/out-of-state-arrest-warrants.html

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General football / Re: 2017 Playoffs
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:27:04 pm »
He has been released on bond... has waived an extradition hearing. We continue to wait to see what happens next and a decision from UMU.

As a member of the press you have to wait for confirmation from the school. I get that. But there is no way UMU is letting this young man step on the field tomorrow and, barring some serious tap dancing on the charges in FL, the rest of the season. The optics are just too bad.

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General football / Re: 2017 Playoffs
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:56:36 pm »
We are assuming he isn't playing... no word on whether he will still be in custody or if the team plans to suspend him. Not saying it won't happen... but we await the news, as it where.

I think it's a legitimate assumption, but no. I haven't seen any more news. To be honest, if UMU needs their starting qb to beat W&L this week they aren't the contenders we think they are.

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General football / Re: 2017 Playoffs
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:49:44 pm »
Here's a piece of news:

http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-stark/mount-union-quarterback-arrested-on-assault-warrant-out-of-florida

Wow - that's literally a game changer.

I think the biggest way it changes the game this weekend is that W&L has been watching the tape on the wrong guy. Now deeper in the tournament? Yeah, it could be significant.

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General football / Re: 2017 Playoffs
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:06:06 pm »
While I am NOT in favor of all these name changes, I think "in a time when slavery was barely questioned" is WAY off-base.  There was ENORMOUS arguing over slavery at the time of the Constitutional Convention and at the Constitutional Convention ITSELF.

(This is why it's hilarious to hear some people say we need to have a conversation about race in this country.  Hell, we've been having a NON-STOP conversation about race in this part of the world for 400 years.)

Not really a place for a history lesson, but the serious arguments over slavery at the Constitutional Convention were about how to count slaves as part of the population, not about whether slavery should exist in states willing to have it. Don't kid yourself there.

As for slavery existing in the rest of the world in the 1880s, not inside the industrializing Western nations. While the slave trade still hung on, and many undeveloped nations still permitted forms of slavery later than 1865, most nations were well ahead of us in abolishing slavery within their own borders. We were a very sad laggard.

Not that Wikipedia is the best source for all things, but simple history is just fine:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_abolition_of_slavery_and_serfdom


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