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Is anyone planning on making the weekend road trip to Regina, Saskatchewan  ???

I was planning on attending the other trip to Germany.

I doubt you will remember the game though.

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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Last post by Bombers798891 on Today at 05:03:37 pm »

Also, I have the opposite opinion about DIII schools scheduling DI FCS non-scholarship schools.  I believe there are some positive aspects regarding that (many of us have discussed this topic at length in the past on some of the other boards).  Of course, there are some people who disagree with that in regards to those games not counting in SOS.  However, my counter to that is, it really doesn't matter for most of the DIII schools-if you want to get to the playoffs, simply win your conference and you get the AQ-period. 

Agreed, especially with this bolded part. In our current system, with the shrinking number of Pool C bids, (As well as the top heavy nature of some conferences resulting in runners up in those conference being incredibly obvious choices if they go 9-1) the majority of teams don't have very good chances for a Pool C anyway. Yes, we always go crazy figuring out the last couple, but once you get past the obvious calls, you've got so few spots...just play for your Pool A bid
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North Region football / Re: FB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Last post by formerd3db on Today at 04:49:49 pm »
What about the Butler model?  Or the Valpo model?  I think in both cases they are DIV I but the football team is essentially with little or no school scholarship support and probably with lower cost/number of coaches (thereby reducing the cost of the program).  The football facilities are there and look like they are good ones.  Butler remodeled (reduced) the Butler Bowl to accommodate.  Witt played Butler twice in the last 4 years as a first game.  Butler is able to attract some decent to good players.  Why Div III wants to play a watered down DIV I is beyond me ... but what the hay.

Probably it means dropping out of MAC  ... but watch the MAC in the near future.  Would not be surprised to see Western and even Central looking for a realigned conference affiliation. 

Probably not to the AD's liking ... but would keep DIV I ... just not really use all the scholarships for football and would meet Title IX issues.

I have to agree with you on the consideration of the FCS non-scholarship mode for Eastern Michigan if they were to make a change.  I would rather see them do that as opposed to dropping football entirely.   Besides, the attendance for games at many of the FCS schools (regardless of the non-scholarship schools or not) is not much more and/or the same (and even sometimes less ) than many DIII and DII schools and certainly such as Eastern Michigan's.   Also, while the coaches are likely paid much less than their "like" FBS counterpeople, I believe many of the FCS schools still have the same number of coaches on their staffs, or at least very close to the same.

I've also previously mentioned my opinion about the MAC in general.  IMO, those schools are not really FBS.  If we are honest, they are more in line with the mid-majors and I personally believe they should be FCS.

Also, I have the opposite opinion about DIII schools scheduling DI FCS non-scholarship schools.  I believe there are some positive aspects regarding that (many of us have discussed this topic at length in the past on some of the other boards).  Of course, there are some people who disagree with that in regards to those games not counting in SOS.  However, my counter to that is, it really doesn't matter for most of the DIII schools-if you want to get to the playoffs, simply win your conference and you get the AQ-period.  On a somewhat related tangent returning to the MAC topic above, if the MAC were ever to go to FCS (which is unlikely), I still personally like to see them play one or two non-conference games against FBS schools (I always like to see the underdogs beat the "really big time" guys, although that scenario would not be happening in the future if those schools were to go to that subdivision because FBS conferences are not allowing that now, or at least in the process of phasing that out. 

Anyway, as Mr. Ypsi recently said, it will remain to be seen what Eastern eventually decides to do, although he has hinted (from his inside sources :o ;)) that apparently the administration is in favor of continuing in FBS and the MAC.  Good additional comments you guys.   
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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: Little East
« Last post by warriorcat on Today at 04:05:34 pm »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA

"[Caltech Baseball]", Tear Down This Wall!

Please do not include another President to the streak since Ronald Reagan with Hillary or Donald taking the oath before the next SCIAC conference game.  :)

Statistically the improvement has been remarkable, so keep it headed in the right direction.  For 2 1/2 hours forget about midterms, and playing on less than 3 hours of sleep game after game, and get it done!
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Men's soccer / Re: Emergent programs vs Tradition-laden powerhouses
« Last post by luckylefty on Today at 03:56:46 pm »
Put any of those guys at an institution that is a total mess and doesn't support athletics, and they would never ever make a final 4. The team would most certainly be better, but let's not pretend like those guys weren't coaching with incredible supports. That is not in any way a criticism of them, but there is schools out there paying head coaches part time $7,000 a year. Those guys wouldn't make a final 4 in a situation like that. Zero chance.
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DC53......thanks for the warning :).  Hope to hear from you in the future.  Plus K
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17-14 if I have the years right as 1984 to 1996, that included a long stretch where his teams won 14 of 16 with some really historically excellent teams. 
 He lost his first 5 and his last 5 against Hope when Hope had historically excellent teams.
Which Hope and Calvin coaches won national championships?
Douma and VandeStreek for Calvin, I don't believe any from Hope have won national championships.

Thank you mk! It's been a while since I've allowed myself to follow a back and forth to the point where it reaches the inevitable "where's your banner!?" conclusion... Good to see some things never change :)

Kind of disappointed you didn't use the opportunity to provide the easy and obvious correction to MK's statement:  Sue Wise and Brian Morehouse.
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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Last post by hasanova on Today at 02:45:09 pm »
Speaking of Guilford recruits, here's the third announcement of 5 more players in Class of 2020:

http://www.guilfordquakers.com/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/20160503gxp6x7

Again, welcome gentlemen and Go Quakers!
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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Last post by hasanova on Today at 02:37:54 pm »
hasa

How many guys does he carry on the team ? We are limited to around 115 due to locker room space which I personally feel is too many. give me 3 deep at each position plus the kickers and lets go to work.
I know 140 ish were at practice when camp opened in August 2015.  You lose a few, of course, to attrition and injuries, but I imagine there were 120 dressed for many home games ... in the program, you see a lot of numbers duplicated between Offense and Defense.  By the way, I just counted the players on the 2015 roster ... 122 ... about twice the roster in years past.
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