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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:51:16 pm »
I can see where Dave would have that perspective. Neither of us really talks to D-II players. We talk to the D-III people, and that's why we hear those kinds of stories.

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:10:48 am »
Right -- but their intentions and Division II's intentions weren't guaranteed to be in alignment until this. :)

What are those intentions?

UTT intended to go to D-II. It isn't guaranteed that D-II intended to take UTT until this.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:43:32 pm »
What is the gain for a venue to jump down from D3 to D2? Wasn't the McMurry experience warning enough for rational people? As well, consider that Westminster (PA) went from NAIA 2 to NCAA 2 and then realized that NCAA 3 was the best fit.

I think there are parts of the country where Division II teams don't have to travel as much as Division III teams, and that's part of it. I can concede that that is a reasonable rationale for choosing D-II. Texas and the Southeast qualify in that regard, I believe. I believe UT-Tyler will be in a more compact conference in the Gulf South than in the American Southwest.

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Pre-season votes mean absolutely squat. It's filler material and I don't mean this as a shot at Pat and this website. USC was ranked #1 in 2012 and they went 7-6, so don't give a lot of attention to pre-season polls.

D-I is not the same as D-III, and this is one lovely example. :)

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:42:29 pm »
Right -- but their intentions and Division II's intentions weren't guaranteed to be in alignment until this. :)

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Basketball Open Dates / Re: Women's tournaments
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:35:47 pm »
Hey, folks -- we are looking for women's teams to participate in:

The 2019 D3hoops.com Classic

Alright, hope that means we got your attention. It takes place between Christmas and New Year's at the South Point Arena Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. And that means you don't have to pile everyone into a bus to get to your games -- your teams dress in their rooms and walk to the game. We're the only Division III tournament in Las Vegas which offers that possibility. This will be the 10th annual event.

The event is run by Sport Tours International, and we're there to broadcast all the games and get extra exposure for your program and student-athletes. For more information, contact me, or Bret Seymour at bret@sporttours.net.

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Basketball Open Dates / Re: Men's tournaments
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:35:26 pm »
Hey, folks -- we are looking for men's teams to participate in:

The 2019 D3hoops.com Classic

Alright, hope that means we got your attention. It takes place between Christmas and New Year's at the South Point Arena Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. And that means you don't have to pile everyone into a bus to get to your games -- your teams dress in their rooms and walk to the game. We're the only Division III tournament in Las Vegas which offers that possibility. This will be the 10th annual event.

The event is run by Sport Tours International, and we're there to broadcast all the games and get extra exposure for your program and student-athletes. For more information, contact me, or Bret Seymour at bret@sporttours.net.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:09:14 pm »
I'd argue they can still bolster the conference from outside the division -- it's not too late there. But it would result in losing AQs for a year or two. The conference doesn't have to have an AQ every year in order to hold itself together, but it does need to show progress and a timeline in that regard, I suspect.

I didn't see evidence that PSH was getting better in the CAC. They finished a solid ninth in the all-sports trophy every year they were in it, with only Southern Virginia finishing behind them in the 10-team years.

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For the record, my comment on the NCC QB was wishful thinking. I am certain he will be back.

Your post and AndOne's response really seemed to suggest otherwise.

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A little additional information in our story:
http://www.d3football.com/notables/2018/07/awrey-steps-down-at-cuc

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D3Football.com  pre-season poll is up.

NCC is 7th, Wheaton is 18th, IWU is 21st, and Millikin scored 3 points in the ORV.

Interesting. Definitely not the order I have for CCIW top 4 based on who is returning for these teams and their relative schedules. 

I am working on my season analysis now. If anyone has any info on their team (or others) PM me. Stuff like 5th year seniors, NCC QB not returning, etc.

I'll have some projections out next week some time I would guess. When football goes to the the top of the D3Boards it's happy time!

Well, if that information had been provided to us, we'd probably have some different results in our voting, but North Central said Broc Rutter was returning in its preseason questionnaire, so there isn't much we can do about that.  >:(

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General football / Re: Front-page surveys
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:50:09 pm »
Which D-III to D-III transfer will Luke Poorman most end up like?
Pierre Garcon from Norwich to Mount Union (441)  39%
Germany Woods from Heidelberg to Mount Union (308)  27%
Danny Jones from Cal Lutheran to UW-Whitewater (285)  25%
Chris Denton from Norwich to Mount Union (92)  8%
Total votes: 1126

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:18:08 pm »
I only hope JEM will quit dancing and get up field.  The playoffs featured fast teams that would not let him juke and get outside like the earlier opponents.  Once he met with equal speed and an inability to beat people outside, he became, IMO, average with no evidence that he "got it".
If you watch the playoff game tapes, you will see what I mean.
Totally agree. BJ learned which opponents that he could dance for more yards and which ones he needed to put his foot down and get up field. If JEM doesn't get it quickly, I'd prefer leaning on Petro, especially with JCU early. After that week, you can sort out number 2&3 on the depth chart.

As for number 2, I think the 2 coming back (sophomores to be) would be very solid. Can't said good or great because they haven't played meaningful snaps. There will be a couple of freshman with talent, but will need to pick up the playbook.

Lastly, everyone here better support D3 kickoff. Spend the $12 to support the major site giving us all of our D3 football wants and needs. The only thing I wish they would change is the round up option... Give more options! I'd be willing to give more than $3 extra to the site that I rely on from August until December! love what you guys do.

As I say every year, $12 to support this site is an absolute steal for the amount of enjoyment I get from it.  Easiest decision ever.  When you factor in getting Kickoff too it's almost criminal!  Skip two cocktails this weekend and support Pat and the crew instead.

Thanks for the kind words. I did add some options beyond $3 and I appreciate the encouragement. It's tough to ask for money!

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:35:32 am »
I think if you have schools in mind, they'd be all ears. None of the schools in those categories really fits geographically.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:27:24 am »

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