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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 12:18:25 pm »
Yeah. As near as I can tell the board goes like this:
W&L - 1, me
RMC - more or less 1, CMR
Bridgewater - 0 regularly
Guilford - 1-2, Hasa mostly
Shenandoah - 1 occasionally
Catholic - 0 unless you count Pat
E&H - 0 since WasperDad? I think left
H-SC- 4 or 5 regularly

That's pretty sad. Before this board started there was pretty much nowhere to talk about DIII. I'm guessing most of it has moved on to tribal areas of social media instead of mingled conference/division talk. I think that's a shame.

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Colin Kaepernick has the right to express his opinion by not standing for the National Anthem. I have the right to stand up and cheer every time an NFL defense puts a major beat down on him.

Agreed. Though the way he's played, and not played, this pre-season you may not get much of a chance. Especially given his obvious desire to leave all last off-season.

We were joking around at PT this morning (tore my ACL 3 weeks ago  >:(), when you can't beat out Blaine Gabbert for the starting QB job, you might not be arguing/protesting from a position of strength!

I just keep imagining the face plant his agent must have done when he found out. Voicemail should have gone something like this....

"Hey, idiot. You want out of San Fran? You're trying to make the team and fans hate you more after your off season antics? Fine. Just remember you still want to go somewhere else. Now they hate you too and unless you are really good, like the way you weren't last season, you aren't worth the animosity. Why don't you pick your nose up off the ground and glue it back on and try not to cut it off to spite your face next week? Thanks."

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Colin Kaepernick has the right to express his opinion by not standing for the National Anthem. I have the right to stand up and cheer every time an NFL defense puts a major beat down on him.

Agreed. Though the way he's played, and not played, this pre-season you may not get much of a chance. Especially given his obvious desire to leave all last off-season.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 09:45:17 am »
Geez I'm glad someone else posted. I was beginning to think I was all that was left in here lately! Thankfully the season is getting close, maybe traffic will pick up. I feel like we've lost all the fans from Bridgewater, E&H, and most of the RMC people these days. It's getting mighty thin.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« on: Yesterday at 09:42:32 am »
Just booked my spot at the W&L tailgate at Sewanee 9/10. Awadelewis if you are going to be around let me know and I'll stop by and say hi again. No family coming this year, so hopefully I'll get to watch the whole game.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 28, 2016, 10:51:01 pm »
Anyone interested in the pick 'em should post in the thread or msg HSCTigerfan74. Doesn't seem like we are getting a lot of love as this board has continued to shrink.

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South Region football / Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: August 28, 2016, 07:14:15 pm »
That school basically still exists because they have a football team. It's the only reason they get enough tuition dollars to keep going. They have no athletic accreditation,  the barest academic accreditation,  and I'd love to know their retention rate. I don't want to call it a degree factory because it demeans the kids that work to get one who aren't at fault, but it exists in the part of the spectrum of our higher education system that is very sad.

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It was a heck of a game. I enjoyed it immensely while my wife just sighed at the implications. Despite the excellent game and effort, CSU took a real beating and a few of those injuries could be long term. Not sure opening that way is going to pay off for them.

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South Region football / Re: South Region Fan Poll
« on: August 26, 2016, 04:08:37 pm »
Sent in my first ballot of the year. Football is getting close!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:09:06 pm »
W&L tabbed to finish first in the following preseason ODAC Coaches' polls:

Football
Men's Soccer
Men's Cross Country
Field Hockey
Women's Cross Country
Volleyball

Sadly they were tabbed to finish second in Women's Soccer... Man I'm hoping this fall goes as well as last fall for all the Generals!

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Men's soccer / Re: 2016 South Atlantic
« on: August 26, 2016, 08:43:48 am »
ODAC preseason poll:

1. Washington and Lee University (10)   119 pts.
2. Roanoke College (1)   104 pts.
3. Randolph College (1)   98 pts.
4. Lynchburg College   94 pts.
5. Virginia Wesleyan College   83 pts.
6. Randolph-Macon College   76 pts.
7. Bridgewater College   59 pts.
8. Eastern Mennonite University   49 pts.
9. Hampden-Sydney College   34 pts.
10. Guilford College   31 pts.
11. Emory & Henry College   28 pts.
12. Shenandoah University   17 pts.



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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: August 25, 2016, 11:23:23 am »
The folks at W&L must be getting excited. JHU game notes are up:

http://generalssports.com/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/Hopkins_Notes

I really despise this line. Every other year it grates on my nerves as it gets a little longer in the tooth:

"The Generals have not fared well when opening the season on the road, dropping each of their last 22 road games to open the season.  W&L's last win when opening the season on the road was a 14-13 win at Towson State on Sept. 20, 1969."

It will be fascinating to see how W&L's experienced secondary holds up this year. Traditionally we haven't been particularly strong against the pass, preferring to bend until the red zone and then stiffen. I don't know how much of that is a function of practice and how much is a function of talent. But I can't remember a secondary with this much experience and talent, so I'm wondering if the Generals will be stiffer against the air raid. Hopkins, with their stud receiver, will be an interesting test.

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Men's soccer / Re: 2016 South Atlantic
« on: August 25, 2016, 11:15:18 am »
W&L is going to have to prove it early. They open with Rowan and follow it up with Oneonta State. Both games at Rowan. You add Ohio Wesleyan in Ohio, and Messiah at home, to the non-conf and it is clear Coach Singleton is leaving his mark on the schedule in his third season. It'll be interesting to see if it pays off.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:16:28 pm »
I think there are many schools that are giving coaches admissions targets. It's been discussed around these boards many times. And when you have a target, you do what you have to in order to reach it. UMU and the purple powers are a different case from, say, Methodist. Success matters. And I'm not squashing anything. I just have a good idea of the enrollment pressure many of these schools are under. It's well documented. So when you see these massive numbers it's not hard to put 2 and 2 together. Most of the time 4 is the right answer. As for the rest, both the WIAC and NJAC have roster limits. Though the NJAC relaxed theirs for the 3 CAC schools. Oddly enough roster limits coincided with some of the schools least likely to benefit from extra enrollment dollars. What does that imply? You don't need a 5 deep for football though I agree it doesn't hurt the team.

The WIAC did have a 100 player roster limit in the past but it no longer applies.

Thats a painful hole in my argument for sure! Bummer.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:13:23 pm »
I think there are many schools that are giving coaches admissions targets. It's been discussed around these boards many times. And when you have a target, you do what you have to in order to reach it. UMU and the purple powers are a different case from, say, Methodist. Success matters. And I'm not squashing anything. I just have a good idea of the enrollment pressure many of these schools are under. It's well documented. So when you see these massive numbers it's not hard to put 2 and 2 together. Most of the time 4 is the right answer. As for the rest, both the WIAC and NJAC have roster limits. Though the NJAC relaxed theirs for the 3 CAC schools. Oddly enough roster limits coincided with some of the schools least likely to benefit from extra enrollment dollars. What does that imply? You don't need a 5 deep for football though I agree it doesn't hurt the team.

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