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Men's soccer / Re: 2016 Schedules
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:37:03 am »
Messiah going heavy on the ODAC for their OOC.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: March 13, 2016, 10:13:57 pm »
I watched Lefevre take out the kid from W&L in about 4 minutes. He was very impressive. Congratulations to him on another title.

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The 184lbs kid from Wabash was pretty crazy too. He took out W&L's first National Tournament participant in a decade in like 4 minutes making it look easy. Very impressive.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: March 08, 2016, 01:40:18 pm »
Wickipedia isn't an academic source, per se, but it generally provides good leads:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Dominion_Athletic_Conference

See the history paragraph. Maryville was a full member. Unfortunately there isn't a source provided for the Maryville information.

M'ville's own website has a reference to the ODAC years but does not explicitly state all sports, but the implication is there.

http://www.mcscots.com/information/Athletic_Program_History

I think we can probably say Maryville was a full member.

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I read Metamorphosis in h.s. or college. It's not creepy in a gorish way, but if you take the time to think about how it is written, it's enough to make you very, very creeped out. I've never been able or interested in picking up another Kafka book. A little too twisted for me.

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Retirement???

A myth of elder times. Now a pseudonym for the afterlife.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2016, 09:59:13 pm »
It's public record stuff. I don't think it's a problem to link it here. If he didn't want it linked here, he shouldn't have done something that got him charged with what is classified as a felony. Under 1/2 oz is a misdemeanor.

Fingers crossed he learns from this, because he won't get another chance if these charges stick. As it is, every future employer is going to ask about it based on a simple Google search.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2016, 01:46:22 pm »
I don't see the younger ODAC coaches hitting the road for awhile. My concern is that Guilford might leave to join the USASAC and really put the odac in the hole.

Lot of travel in all sports in that decision. Football just isn't the driver of programs in DIII like it is in DI. Guilford is a long way from Huntingdon. Like 500 miles. Shenandoah is only 275 or so. The ODAC is remarkably compact and useful and that is very hard to give up. Otherwise you might have seen W&L leave for the SAA...

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2016, 11:41:47 am »
Ouch. That's got to hurt. I can't imagine he will stay at H-SC and if not, that's a big loss. Most important, if this proves true, I hope the young man can get his head straight.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 26, 2016, 09:06:18 am »
As you mentioned, all are expensive options. HSC has flown to play a NWC school and the trip is just too long, kids miss too much school, very expensive. The Wabash trip was expensive, but doable. I'd love to have them on the schedule each year but the budget keeps getting in the way. Unless odac schools are willing to travel in a big way,and i don't think they can afford it, i just don't see a 10 game schedule for most odac schools beginning next year. Wesley & Salisbury might be an option, CNU probably not as they are not wanting to renew contract with HSC.

Wesley and Salisbury are in the 10 team NJAC. They only need 1 OOC game per year and it is week 1 when there are lots of options for ODAC teams. It will be expensive to get that 10th game and I do think a couple schools will end up with 9 games if this persists. But I don't see 8. It'll be interesting to see what effect this has on the younger coaches in the league. Coach R, Coach Yoder, even Coach Abell. All 3 have very attractive resumes right now and if they can't play a full schedule, or recruit, it could be a draw to move on.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 25, 2016, 06:13:58 pm »
I don't think it will be that dire. More than half the league will find 10 games without too much difficulty. Especially if the USASAC ends up unbalanced. The Liberty League will also need games, U Chicago and Wash U may need games. The Builders always need games. And I suspect for at least 2017 W&L will have a flight to California to play the similarly short-scheduled CMS. The WIAC, ASC, NWC, SCIAC and MIAA always need games. These are expensive options, but I'm assuming the ODAC is working very hard to find better ones.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 25, 2016, 05:03:13 pm »
i don't know but i have not seen them at hsc lately. there does not seem to be too much interest around the bc program any longer. might be tough for some to swallow the fact that bc is middle of the pack in a fairly weak football conference after all of their glory years.

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. To be honest they are better now than they were before their glory years. This is a school that for had 2 5-5 seasons from 1981 to 1999. Other than that, sub .500. Prior to 2000 they didn't have a season in their hundred year history with more than 6 wins, and they only did that twice in those 101 years. Say what you want, but they are still significantly better since their glory years than they ever were before their glory years.

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FL does have a python problem. When I lived down in S FL 8-10 years ago you kept hearing of people losing their yippy dogs. It was assumed it was alligators, which in a lot of cases it was, but they were finding more and more pythons with suspicious dog shaped bumps as well. Sadly there are a ton of invasive species destroying what humans didn't of the Everglades.

If you care you can find some info about how a lot of it started with Hurricane Andrew. Apparently there were some tropical species breeding and import buildings that were partially destroyed west of Homewood releasing the parrots, lizards, and large snakes into the Everglades during and after the storm. Since then, there has been a lot of continued illicit dumping of pets and smuggled species compounding the problem, but the assumption is a full breeding population of several species started just from that event.

http://pythonchallenge.org/

Keeps a running track of how many snakes were turned in. As you can see, the 100 or so in 2016 so far isn't really going to make much of a dent in the assumed thousands that are in the Everglades and South FL as a whole.

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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: February 23, 2016, 10:40:24 am »
I went back and read a lot of the message board at the beginning of this version, so 2005 I think? And forward. I'm not sure many of those BC guys would have said anything. It was a very different board. I do wish we had more people from different schools. You look back at all the BC guys and E&H guys that have faded away since then. Not unusual and I get it, but it is a shame.

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Because I've never actually heard it pronounced, at least consciously, I always said it as ME-Ack in my brain, and now I'm not sure why. I also pronounced Kean ("Kane" not "Keen")  incorrectly for a half during a broadcast as a student so sometimes my pronunciations are off...

Having never paid attention to the podcasts where I'm sure Pat and his partners have pronounced it, I always think ME-Ack in my head as well. But I grew up in NJ, so I knew it was pronounced keen... Of course, I grew up in Central Jersey, went to school in SW VA, lived in NYC for a while, then South FL, which is essentially the same thing, before moving to Alabama. I'm not actually sure I speak a recognizable dialect of English anymore for any single part of this country...

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