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Men's soccer / Re: World Cup and European leagues
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:34:03 pm »
Not really a good place to put this but... spent a little over 2 hours today taking U.S. Soccer's online Grassroots 4v4 coaching course. The replacement for the E or maybe F license. I can't remember. But I will say that it was surprisingly good for an online course. This is my third season coaching in a very low key church league, my daughter dropped after one season at 7 but my twin boys are on their second season at 6, and I wanted to look into what is recommended these days.

For $25 and a few hours you get a lot of resources and some much more modern techniques and concepts than the old skill drills I learned on. I'd recommend it for volunteer coaches with or without a soccer background to get ideas and outlines for running practices. If my boys stick with it I could see myself doing the other grassroots courses as they grow, even after I'm relegated to parent assistant.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:00:46 am »
It's got to be getting to the point where the compliance costs of holding a DI program or two within a DIII athletic department are outweighing the benefits. Especially for a fringe spectator sport like soccer. I can almost see it with lax, and certainly the costs at a school like JHU can be buried and absorbed, but I wonder how long Hobart will hold out, even with their history. I also have no idea how the hockey teams do it. Hockey is just about the most expensive sport you can have, so that adds even more expense.

Anyone have a complete list of the grandfathered schools that still remain in those sports? We can bet on who is next.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:47:38 am »
Thomas More has released its schedule for 2018.  Its a really tough one in terms of having 7 road games, distance to be traveled and who they have scheduled. 

There are four games which really stand out:  At home vs. UW Plattville and Muhlenberg , road games Saint Johns and Huntington.

You'll also notice they have their first D2 opponent since the Dean Paul era.. when they host Lake Erie College.

http://tmcsaints.com/sports/fball/2018-19/schedule

The life of a DIII independent is getting less and less practical. I wonder how many of these are home and homes.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 25, 2018, 09:49:01 am »
Congrats to Roanoke. They are really the only ODAC team that had W&L's number every time they stepped on the court. Well deserved trip to the finals and an amazing run so far this second half of the season.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:07:51 pm »
Kyle Moore QB from Marlboro High School, NJ who signed with UMU 5 days ago recently revived a tweet shout from QB trainer Tony Racioppi (TEST Football Academy) who posted Iíve had the opportunity to train, coach, mentor and develop QBs from young to the NFL and this guy is one of my all time favorites! Congrats Kyle Moore on his commitment to Mount Union! So proud, happy and excited for you. Earned it everyday! @Kylem1424 @TEST_Football

This looks like a good pickup for UMU.  Kyle besides being a good young QB is a smart kid with a 1170 SAT. 

Hopefully learning behind Poorman and Fulford will be very beneficial to Kyle's growth.



Tony Racioppi played for Rowan!

I remember Racioppi. He grew up in my hometown and played Freshman and Sophomore year for my h.s. Transferred to Red Bank Catholic for his junior and senior seasons if I remember my ancient history, though I think that was the year I graduated. Played with a running back, McCoo, that went to Penn State. That RBC team was good.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:35:07 am »
The only real upset was EMU over RMC. RC was the 2, W&L the 3, and E&H the 4 seed. Those 3 are still alive. It's  just not a year for the typical names of RMC, VWU, and Guilford.

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: February 24, 2018, 06:06:16 am »
I'm not sure pointing out a "Jews for Jesus" event is the way to go here. That's really an extremely small and fringe group in Judiasm and not really recognized. To lump that in as a support for Jewish culture shows a fair amount of ignorance. It's somewhat equivalent to a Jewish school inviting an Amish speaker as being representative of modern Christians.

That being said, this seems absolutely like a he said she said kind of case, and if they want to fight it probably stand a good chance of coming out unscathed except by the publicity. And I doubt the publicity would really hurt a small, Christian school on LA.  The people going to La. Col aren't exactly the demographic most concerned by perceptions of religious inclusivity.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:09:55 pm »
Streaky second half. Guilford got it down to 5 at one point with 8 or 9 to go before W&L got back on track and cruised to the 18 point win.

Roanoke had W&L's number in both previous games. It will be a big task for the Generals to move on to the finals.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:38:18 pm »
Tale of 2 halves as the Quakers open the second half on a 22-10 run to chop the lead to 8 with 11:30 to go. Generals went cold on the 3, Guilford heating up.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:09:47 pm »
Generals up 45-25 at the half. They are shooting the ball very well, above 50% on both 2s and 3s. Guilford is having problems finding the net. 29% from the floor, 0-6 from 3.

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:45:53 pm »
Jackets blow a 2nd half lead and lose 56-54....can't hold a lead....defensive problems....maybe next year...Congrats to the EMU's......What was promising before last Saturday slips right down the drain....Nobody to blame but ourselves.... Gonna be a good next few days to see who advances....Hasa I'm pulling for your guys!

When you only allow 56 points I'm struggling to see how you are pointing at defensive problems, but I'm not real knowledgeable about basketball. Seems like an offense that only scores 54 is more to blame...

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South Region / Re: MBB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:38:17 pm »
Now the ODAC is a one bid conference...

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:03:39 pm »
This isn't a good look. Be interesting to see how it plays out...

https://sports.yahoo.com/lawsuit-alleges-diii-louisiana-school-didnt-hire-coach-jewish-blood-152503851.html

Not a "good look," indeed. If the allegations are true, something really smells at this venue.

Which is a big and hard to prove "IF". I'm guessing this gets settled out of court. LC isn't going to want the publicity...

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:40:09 am »

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South Region football / Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:18:39 pm »
Just got non-conference schedule details for W&J for the next five years:

W&J will open 2018 AT St. John Fisher, 2nd year of this current home & home.

The Presidents will then play home & home with Wittenberg (2019-2020) and John Carroll (2021-2022).
All are early September games.

Still a chance for 2023 with W&L but I never did get a response.

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