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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:55:54 am »
Big Red has posted their schedule:

http://denisonbigred.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/schedule

They are playing some good competition again, pretty strong schedule. It looks like they are playing some early games down in Marietta. Must be several teams coming that weekend to Schaly Stadium to play a weekend series.

They are starting pretty early Feb 27, in New Concord. That has real potential to be a cold one.

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:40:39 am »
OWU sent out a copy of their schedule. This is apt to change but here are the teams we have scheduled.

HCAC team Transylvania 2x9 DH

Capital 2x
Wilmington
Otterbein
JCU
BW
Berg
Ohio Christian NCCAA
Berg
Ohio Dominican (d2)
Musky
Marietta
ONU

Schedule is definitely OAC heavy. Only school missing are Mount.

They are going back to Port Charlotte to play in the Snowbird classic again.

 

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:31:57 am »
Speaking of finding players in Christmas stockings, I was told we have another 2 Freshman coming in that were not able to enroll in Fall semester but will be enrolling in Spring.

I know it does not happen very often at OWU, this is the first time in the four years my son has been at school. I know that Gronski at Case did this. He was a walk on at A D1, After Fall ball at the D1 he went to some camps and caught on at Case. That was a great catch for them. It used to happen more often at OWU. Ingles would find or D1 drop downs would find his program.

How often does this happen this happen in other programs? How many are D1 drop downs, how many were just unable to enroll in the Fall?


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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 13, 2014, 07:11:05 am »
ADL, I learned that Case is not on our schedule this year. Too bad. Good luck to the Sartans this year.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 11, 2014, 02:51:47 pm »
Wabash responded now 17 13 Giants.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 11, 2014, 02:39:17 pm »
I just tried owu's site and they were accurate.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 10, 2014, 03:43:04 pm »
UMHB is a wee bit more a stretch than Bluffton! Though UMHB is always looking for games...

Why's that? Is it because the region they are in? Tough to find games closer to home in Texas? Just curious, I do not doubt the veracity of you statement.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:40:08 pm »
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/diii-committee-voices-opposition-football-proposal?division=d3

And another one. I do not quite understand the early graduation item. In the example do thet intend to allow the baseball player who graduates in December to compete in the spring, or prevent him from competing.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:24:25 pm »
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-iii-committee-explores-options-graduate-students

In my opinion these all sound like reason a ble changes, that benefit the student athlete.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:47:11 pm »
Thanks The_Bishop,
It is good to hear. The facilities have come a long way compared to where they were when my son started at the school 3.5 years ago. While the facilities were not an over riding concern, I do know that one very competitive Baseball school that was recruiting him, was marked off the list because the weight room was so much worse than he already had at HS and the academics did not compare well with his other choices.

My Lord, BLD.  The weight room was banged up in the mid 90s when I arrived so I can't imagine how things deteriorated when you first visited just a few years ago.  Problem corrected, thankfully.  The plans for the new fitness center where the old natatorium was located looked impressive.   Oh, the things you can do when a donor writes a check for $8MM!   :D
The facilities were not bad when he made his visits. But they have improved. I can tell you an OAC competitors was terrible. Old beat up equipment in a dank floresent lighted room, with cinderblock walls.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:30:20 am »
Thanks The_Bishop,
It is good to hear. The facilities have come a long way compared to where they were when my son started at the school 3.5 years ago. While the facilities were not an over riding concern, I do know that one very competitive Baseball school that was recruiting him, was marked off the list because the weight room was so much worse than he already had at HS and the academics did not compare well with his other choices.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:39:42 am »
By facilities, I was more referring to off-season facilities.

I have heard that Wittenberg has a terrific weight room and I am planning on making a trip to Granville soon to check out the new digs at Denison.
To take that a step further, Do schools have separate facilities for Athletes vs. The student body. OWU has added several facilities over the last few years. But all those facilities have balanced Athletes needs vs. the student body as a whole. So from a athletes stand point while they are new and nice, they could be more hard core and have times set aside so a tam can use the room and not have to worry about waiting to use a particular machine. While a student may want to go in and use the facilities on their schedule and not have to worry about a team monopolizing the room. Especially at D3 this is a balancing act that many schools need to take into consideration.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:22:04 pm »

What is everyone forcasting for this weekend against Wabash?


Nervous, with a 90% chance of gassy.
have to agree, Earlier some posters were talking about OWU v Hiram. Lets get this game done first. I am not ready to make any predictions.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: October 05, 2014, 01:33:28 pm »
Back when OWU was in the 2000's, they had issues with retaining students. Every year only around 60% would mayriculate on to sophomore year and then they would lose more every year.
Several years ago when Rock Jones became President that they would change strategies.  Every year the Freshman class was very large to make up for class losses. So they are being more selective. So now the Freshman classes are smaller, but they are retaining more from year to year.
They also reviewed their scholarship requirements. To keep the highest scholarships, a student had to have a 3.5 GPA after their sophomore year. So they would lose quite a few between sophomore and junior year. So several years ago they dropped the requirement to a 3.0 GPA.
So while student enrollment was higher, most of those students were Fresmen or Sophomores. While this was good for collecting tuition, it was not good when looking at college rankings. I believe as far as the chage it is a good thing. The old strategy while keeping income high from tuition could lead to a downward spiral. To keep enrollment up they would need to keep admitting student who may not be ready or capable of the work. With the current strategy they hope to become a more selective college. If the strategy works they hope to get more qualified applicants eventually get the numbers back up.

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West Region / Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« on: October 03, 2014, 11:12:47 pm »
Thia a little late but Austin has a new coach.
http://www.d3baseball.com/seasons/2014/contrib/20140826em4wmv

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