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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 02:16:20 pm »
There's an important issue sort of percolating under the surface here...Catdome.  I'm looking at pictures of Maxwell Field and I'm certain that we shouldn't be calling it a dome.  There is no roof over that field.  You could call it The Cathouse or Cat Box- both are acceptable alternatives.  But Catdome is right out.

I've made this point before and been shouted down. I figure it's just a regional thing. I know what a dome is, but it must mean something else in Linfield. If they weren't so darn good year after year I'd consider the Litter Box but it's just hard to make it stick when they are consistently kicking rear...

North Region football / Re: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 09:07:05 am »
HScoach --

are you receiving PM's?

He has had some mood swings and the cold sweats.  ;D

solid. very solid. +K

North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:06:21 pm »
Hard to believe only 8 days till the Gentleman's Classic and you could here a pin drop in here. Guess I was thinking there might be a little more banter between two of the better teams in DIII. Anyway, it will be fun to see the LGs Saturday scrimmage against a very good Wheaton team, how the returning players progressed over the summer, and how the new blood looks.


A case of too much time. It's been talked about and analyzed as much as humanely possible. Kind of like the Super bowl. By the time it arrives you've exhausted all topics.

North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:43:14 pm »
I guess it all depends on what you consider the start. The 24 hours has always been a component, but not the point.

North Region football / Re: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:31:43 pm »

"John Thorne in Naperville"  --Swider is ready for bell week?

Coach Eash responds:

This is awesome. Kudos for these coaches to get in on the fun. Great team builder and friendly rivalry. Come on Thorne!

John Thorne:

He's way over the 24 hour time limit, unfortunately.

What's unfortunate about it?

The whole point of the challenge is to complete it in 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS.

Actually it all started out a little different. You were supposed to donate $25 if you completed the challenge and $100 if you didn't. The time limit only existed so people wouldn't forget about it. The point is to raise money and awareness for ALS, not to dump a bucket of ice water over your head in 24 hours...

General football / Re: D 3 Kickoff Classic
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:30:05 pm »
I'm always amazed when teams play in stadiums completely outsized to their needs. It makes for a horrible atmosphere. W&L used to have this massive stadium left over from the 1950s. It was always empty and it diminished the games. They've since fixed that by downsizing the stands to something more appropriate. Stamford University, FCS, here in Birmingham has a beautiful little stadium that is a blast to see a game in. UAB (FBS) plays in decrepit and enormous Legion Field, making it a miserable experience. Having the right size stadium can be make or break for having a good fan experience. Looks like a lesson Georgia State needs to learn. Of course, losing 16 straight can have an affect as well.

General football / Re: D 3 Kickoff Classic
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:38:07 pm »
it's not a bad idea from our limited perspective. but you realize the Stagg Bowl has been relegated to ESPNU on Friday night, right? There just isn't the TV audience that your idea implies. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I'm just thinking you'd be hard pressed to pull together the money to pull it off, especially if you have to pay the participating schools' expenses. Add to that the scheduling difficulties, since it would leave another pair of teams out a game unless they could get to each other or find a makeup on short notice, and it just is a very difficult idea to work with.

South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:03:49 pm »
I need an explanation. Kickoff has HSC going 8-2/7-0. So I get they think HSC gets beat by Wabash & CNU.
They also have CNU going 8-2/7-0. CNU plays 2 OOC games. Where does CNU's 2nd loss come from ? Do they think HSC will beat CNU and lose to Coast Guard ?????

Well there was an article with at least a tidbit about how Coast Guard will be better this year, but I don't think that's it. I'm guessing a typo. They have the Tigers at 21, the Captains at 41 and the CGA at 197. Since the predicted records are based on where they are ranked, I'm thinking it's a typo for HSC and should be 9-1, 7-0.

South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:40:45 pm »
Not quite the same but last year the SCAC did something similar. Trinity, Austin and Southwestern played home and home games, one counting for the conference. Only TLU of the four teams left in the conference played a single set of opponents. They played the 3 SCAC conference games, 6 ASC games (missing only UMHB), and had a game against an out of division opponent cancelled by weather.

South Region football / Re: Southern Athletic Association
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:40:01 pm »
I saw the Panthers waived Jordan Gay yesterday but the Bills picked him up. Hope he can stick. He was one of two former D3 players the Panthers waived, with former UWW QB Matt Blanchard waived as well. Tampa Bay also cut Alex Tanney from D3 Monmouth College.

General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:42:29 am »
Compare to distance runners who compete in XC and both indoor and outdoor T&F.

Which is, frankly, a huge loophole. Considering at this level, you'd be hard-pressed to find a school with different indoor and outdoor track coaches. That's pretty much WHY sand volleyball can happen. I just can't wait until "Outdoor 3x3 Basketball" is pushed for. Don't laugh ...

If you've already got the coaching staff and insurance for football, why not add rugby 7s, especially since it's an olympic sport now?

Coaching for football and rugby are completely different. The strength coach might come in handy, but that's about it. Rugby 7s would have more in common with soccer than football in a lot of ways, although that isn't real close either. I love rugby 7s and played union at the club level in college, but that's a very big stretch.  I'm assuming you mean add the women's sport as well, not the men's. Adding the men's would most likely require adding the women's or some other women's sport, not necessarily the reverse.

South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:25:29 pm »
just curious....when I open kickoff, the opening pic is of that customized and everyone sees the school they indicated they follow? Or is everyone seeing the CNU pic?

We're all forced to see the Captains...

South Region football / Re: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:12:14 pm »
Interesting Kickoff predicts a four way tie for fourth.

Must be tough to swallow coming from a conference that had 4 members!  ;D

South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:57:01 pm »
Yep. Go read it. In a short lull I combed through a few things already. Always a good read and always puts me in the mood for football season!

South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:48:58 pm »

Is it dropping early in the AM or in the afternoon? If I have to, I'll stay up late to read it. My little cousin is getting the nod at QB in a JV game game tomorrow so I'll be busy after after varsity practice. I can't read and be proud at the same time :(

You may not be happy...

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