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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 02:14:37 pm »
And just like that in the end of the second OT period TCNJ strikes the golden goal winner. Bummed for W&L but they busted hump all game and played hard. Congratulations on an excellent season.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 02:11:54 pm »
I've got chores to do today but I can't stop watching the women's lax game. Now entering second overtime tied at 4. Been a heck of a game. W&L led for 2/3rds of the game before falling behind on 2 quick goals and getting one back just before the end of regulation to send it to overtime. Since then TCNJ dominated the first ot period, W&L the second.

Overall I think TCNJ is slightly better, but W&L has given them fits by taking their quality opportunities and playing strong defense.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:02:19 pm »
Jk

I played golf this past Sunday with a bunch of W&L boys and they were following the game via phone. Congrats on the overtime victory and good luck in the final 4.

I was watching at home and I was nervous. They looked tired after the game the previous day ended really late after an interminable rain delay. Thanks though! TCNJ is going to be a serious challenge.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:05:48 am »
On an unrelated note, I want to wish the W&L Women's Lax team good luck this weekend. They are in the Final Four and playing #1 ranked TCNJ at Roanoke Saturday. As a Regional Host, W&L's one-loss regular season was well-recognized and the women have played up to the expectations pushing through Mary Washington, Catholic, and William Smith in Lexington on their way to the Semi-finals. With 18 ODAC titles, and 17 NCAA appearances, the Generals have been building to this kind of run for a few years. Good luck this weekend and here's hoping the Generals win as the ODAC sponsors another NCAA championship!

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:56:11 am »
TigerFan you are correct; that trip was a pain for all concerned; 11 hour bus trip, kids missed day of school, expensive, horrible competition, etc. As a result HSC never intended to travel that far north again, until now, but only because they can find no other 4th ooc game.

There is no doubt teams will be looking farther out than normal on a regular basis. The ODAC, as a whole, is probably one of the most compact leagues in the country. Especially for the geographically centered teams. Picking up extra overnight trips, while expensive and irritating, is really not that unusual across D3. The ODAC will adjust budgets or find other ways to make up for it until/unless another solution is found.

Distance from Guilford to Shenandoah? 274 miles. I believe that is the farthest in the ODAC. Distance from Huntingdon to NC Wesleyan? 625 miles. Belhaven to Sul Ross State? 899 miles. Sewanee to Trinity? 980 miles. Thomas More to Saint Vincent? 323 miles. Other than the Centennial Conference, ODAC schools have some of the shortest conference road trips in the South. By a pretty good margin. It's just going to be time to pull up the big boy panties, and pony up the dollars, more in line with other conferences until something changes.
Guilford to Shenandoah is probably the longest football trip, but I just looked up Emory to Virginia Beach for all other sports ... Google routes it via I-81 and I-64 for 407 miles and 6 hours and 6 minutes.  That's tough for a mid-week basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, etc. meeting.  The student athletes can easily be gone for 16 hours or more.

Yes. I was just sticking with football because that was the topic. A little more travel really isn't that unusual in DIII and I'm thinking we are just going to have to get used to it. Hopefully with a little more travel the 10 game schedule will stick. I'm with you guys that this is unfortunate and I'd like a different long term plan, but this is where the conference is at right now. Seems like it is a kind of wait and see for at least the next season or two.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:46:01 pm »
TigerFan you are correct; that trip was a pain for all concerned; 11 hour bus trip, kids missed day of school, expensive, horrible competition, etc. As a result HSC never intended to travel that far north again, until now, but only because they can find no other 4th ooc game.

There is no doubt teams will be looking farther out than normal on a regular basis. The ODAC, as a whole, is probably one of the most compact leagues in the country. Especially for the geographically centered teams. Picking up extra overnight trips, while expensive and irritating, is really not that unusual across D3. The ODAC will adjust budgets or find other ways to make up for it until/unless another solution is found.

Distance from Guilford to Shenandoah? 274 miles. I believe that is the farthest in the ODAC. Distance from Huntingdon to NC Wesleyan? 625 miles. Belhaven to Sul Ross State? 899 miles. Sewanee to Trinity? 980 miles. Thomas More to Saint Vincent? 323 miles. Other than the Centennial Conference, ODAC schools have some of the shortest conference road trips in the South. By a pretty good margin. It's just going to be time to pull up the big boy panties, and pony up the dollars, more in line with other conferences until something changes.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 19, 2017, 12:02:39 pm »
Well sort of, crisis almost hit HSC for the 2017 schedule; could not get a 4th ooc game, Platteville fell in our lap at the last minute. there were no other alternatives for HSC. w/o UMP HSC has a 9 game schedule in 2017. As we have beat to death, gets harder going forward. I'm hearing we are forced to travel to New England in 2018, that cannot be fun and will be expensive.

To be fair, HSC did go to Coast Guard Academy a few years ago, so going to NE is not unheard of even before this happened.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:49:12 am »
cigars and scotch for me !!! Not sure I want to hit 111 years old but it might take that long(49 years) for the odac to find some more football schools !!!!!

To be fair, we haven't even played a season with 7 again and Catholic only announced they were leaving around a year ago. Every ODAC team has 10 games this year, so while I think grumbling and concerns about the future are more than justified, we haven't hit crisis time yet...

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:20:29 am »
I find very little humor having a 7 team football league, hope odac office has a plan and if so, hope they are successful in it's execution. I think reasonable solutions have been addressed on this board, to include a few unreasonable solutions.

The response was mildly humorous, but I doubt they find the situation funny. I'd post the relevant part of the response but it was sent to me personally and I wouldn't do that without permission even if I think the sender probably wouldn't mind. But regardless, if there was any news to report, it really wasn't going to be leaked to me in response to a random email, so the mildly humorous response I got was appropriate and appreciated.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:00:51 pm »
I got my response to the football issue. Not much to report except I got a nice humorous indication that they are aware of our little community here.

The Associate Commissioner was kind enough to take the time to explain a few areas where my calculations for the Commissioner's Cup were wrong, and wrote that the actual results will pop out tomorrow. I suppose I'll update my sheet so I can keep my overly nosy self updated next year.

Again, it's just exceptionally nice that they are so responsive.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:48:04 am »
I'm not holding my breath. It wasn't so much a question begging an answer as a statement expressing a hope. If I do get a response, I'm thinking it wouldn't hold anything interesting. We will see. Something for the off-season, right?

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:01:30 pm »
Funny you should say that. In a follow up email I did put something about that, though less pointed, in a comment. Wondering if I will get a response.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:43:28 pm »
I'm just going to say how impressed I am with the ODAC office. Last year I emailed the ODAC President and got a very quick response. This time I sent something over to the Director of Championships and got a nice personal response back from the Associate Commissioner.

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Men's soccer / Re: Emerson Men's Coach Resigns
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:33:58 pm »
Just curious...how much do the D3 college coaches get paid?

Not much of a sample size but here you go:

https://www.nscaa.com/docs/compsurvey/2013-College-D3BothHeadCoaches.pdf

page 6 of 9.  35-60K a year. Not sure of the date on this. But 10 private college coaches responded and it was male and female. Still, about what I expected.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: May 11, 2017, 02:44:44 pm »
Interesting as I looked deeper. E&H (men's), Bridgewater (men's), Roanoke (men's and women's), Randolph (men's and women's) and Va Wes (men's and women's) are all adding swimming this upcoming year. I know the ODAC only recently started sponsoring men's swimming, but this is kind of an explosion.

It shows that athletic departments are willing to keep growing their offerings, so maybe we will get one to bite on football. It does look like Lynchburg is the one school not expanding right now of the non-football schools.

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