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National topics / Re: Flat Seam Baseball in 2015
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:48:44 am »
Since the NCAA does not suplly the regular season balls,I know that the decision during the regular season is by conference.  Each conference has their own contract with manufactor.  Are the contracts year to year, or are tgey multi-year. If they are multi-year and the SCAC's is up I may understand why they would go ahead with the low seam. But otherwise I do not understand why they would jump ahead of even D1. D1 is not scheduled to use the flat seam until 2015.
In the regionals, does the NCAA supply the balls or is that part of being a host?

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 20, 2014, 09:48:21 pm »
OWU over Kenyon, 35-25.
OWU defense worries me. They are giving too much up to thse teams. They are definately not the pass happybteam of lastvyear. I think Watt is doing a good job of tailoring his O to his athlete's.

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National topics / Re: Flat Seam Baseball in 2015
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:25:10 pm »
I do not se d3 following suit very quickly. There is probably additional cst involved.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:48:48 pm »
Not really. Being a baseball parent, lacrosse is the wrong season. But I do have some news frpm OWU mens Lax.http://www.battlingbishops.com/mobile/index.aspx?story=2518

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General football / Re: Recruiting questions
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:43:01 pm »
I know this is old, I am just curios how Stafford's son is doing and how thecsearch worked out.

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:36:21 pm »
I was at the first intrasquad yesterday. Son did not pitch, but I did not expect him to. It was nice to see some pitchers comming back from injury. I also was very pleased with yhe freshman pitching. One lefty from Ca. Looked very good. We had another lefty from closer to by, that did very well.
It was good to see the parents from last year, and meet some new people. The scrimmage was run well and we got to see quite a few of the new guys.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:36:08 pm »
Hiram just let the conference know that they are for real. Teams better not take them lightly. Congtats Terriers.

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National topics / Re: baseball split season.
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:10:24 pm »
These are considered exhibitions, if I remember correctly.

This raises the question: why can't baseball play a split schedule the way tennis does?

Rather than try to play games in the north in February and early March, September and October would provide better weather.  Keep the number of games and number of weeks of play and practice the same, but have some of those weeks and games in the fall as well as the spring.

Right now CWRU tennis plays in September and then from March thru May.
I believe the B1G has suggested this at the D1 level. I am not sure how I feel about it. The fall is about learning your team, and seeing what the new guys can do. Also the Freshman are working on to adjusting to college, not traveling and trying to compete. I know the football players and other fall sports do it.  Your team in the spring might not be the same team you had in the fall. At some of the schools you lose some players to academics after the fall semester.
Would this happen nationally or by conference decision. I am not sure the schools in the south and west would be interested. Would the schools from the cold climates be at a disadvantage, playing only 15 - 20 games in the spring, before starting regionals? You would also lose some of the dual sports athletes.  A player could no longer play football and Baseball.
I don't necessarily disagree with you ADL, there would just be a lot to work out.

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National topics / baseball split season.
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:08:48 pm »
 
These are considered exhibitions, if I remember correctly.

This raises the question: why can't baseball play a split schedule the way tennis does?

Rather than try to play games in the north in February and early March, September and October would provide better weather.  Keep the number of games and number of weeks of play and practice the same, but have some of those weeks and games in the fall as well as the spring.

Right now CWRU tennis plays in September and then from March thru May.
ADL70 brought this subject up on the NCAC board. I thought I would post it here to see others thoughts.

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:27:08 pm »
These are considered exhibitions, if I remember correctly.

This raises the question: why can't baseball play a split schedule the way tennis does?

Rather than try to play games in the north in February and early March, September and October would provide better weather.  Keep the number of games and number of weeks of play and practice the same, but have some of those weeks and games in the fall as well as the spring.

Right now CWRU tennis plays in September and then from March thru May.
I believe the B1G has suggested this at the D1 level. I am not sure how I feel about it. The fall is about learning your team, and seeing what the new guys can do. Also the Freshman are working on to adjusting to college, not traveling and trying to compete. I know the football players and other fall sports do it.  Your team in the spring might not be the same team you had in the fall. At some of the schools you lose some players to academics after the fall semester.
Would this happen nationally or by conference decision. I am not sure the schools in the south and west would be interested. Would the schools from the cold climates be at a disadvantage, playing only 15 - 20 games in the spring, before starting regionals? You would also lose some of the dual sports athletes.  A player could no longer play football and Baseball.
I don't necessarily disagree with you ADL, there would just be a lot to work out.

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Multi-region conferences / Re: BB: UAA: University Athletic Association
« on: September 12, 2014, 06:06:23 pm »
Thanks ADL I remembered they were merging, just not thatNYU did not have football

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Multi-region conferences / Re: BB: UAA: University Athletic Association
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:31:32 pm »
That is great news, ADL. What other conference is NYU in?

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:09:11 pm »
Pops
Schools are allowed one competition with another school once in the Fall. For instance the last two years Marietta and Cortland played a home and away series. Last year was at Cortland. I think it might even allow for several schools to get together at one site and play a round robin, but I am not positive about that.
I am not aware of any schools in the mid east that do it on a regular basis except maybe Marietta. I would go to the OAC board and see if they have any info. I do not see anything on their site.

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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:37:25 pm »
Tryouts for OWU started Tuesday.  Son says a lot of the new guys are lefty hitters and throwing position players. Sounds like their will be a lot of competition for OF and first base. Going up for the first intrasquad scrimmage saturday. The first few weekendds are not reaaly played like games. Mostly it is hitters seeing live pitching and vice versa for pitchers. I don't expect to see son pitch much until the red and black series. But I am interested to see the new crop of ball players and to see how the players have progressed over the summer.
It is always a good time. Ibget to see some baseball and see parents I have not seen since last spring.

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North Region football / Re: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:07:53 pm »
Football at Bluffton 09-06-2014: http://youtu.be/5T5LHqy9Xq8

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