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Franklin is doing on campus this week. Former Ripon head coach is now an assistant at Indiana State University (D1).  If Pitt Bradford is open again that is twice in two years that they are going in June to make a hire.  Last year it opened in April and didnt plan on doing interviews until June.  Not sure what is happening there.
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South Region football / Re: FB: Southern Athletic Association
« Last post by Scots13 on Today at 03:03:25 pm »
Welcome. This isn't the most active board. Hopefully it will pick up. The SAA schools are some of my favorite DIII institutions. I've been to all of the football playing schools except Berry, Hendrix and now Trinity. Might get to Berry one of these days.

This needs to be a trip you make pretty soon.  Very nice. Just hide your beverages and cigars in the tailgate area.

albatross, welcome. You'll notice the USA South board has become a graveyard recently. ODAC/SAA/USAC have quite a few OOC games so there's always a discussion open.

Where did you play?
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South Region football / Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Last post by Scots13 on Today at 02:57:58 pm »
Noted, but in my opinion, it was a bigger headline because of the person involved and the previous institution. Not saying it wouldn't have been news without said family in the mix, but it certainly didn't hurt. Look at the E&H thing a few years ago--a football player from Appalachian State transferred and was apparently promised housing and financial aid from coaches/FinAid office. Granted E&H didn't win the Stagg Bowl, but I guarantee a significantly smaller D3 population knows about the latter.
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General football / Re: Double numbers
« Last post by AO on Today at 02:46:17 pm »
I am fully aware of what 200 players running onto a field looks like. I have seen it at many places.
What other teams are in the 190+ club?  Mount, Mary Hardin-Baylor and St. John's are the ones I could find with a quick search.

I'm not restricting myself to DIII only. I have been covered all sports for much of my adult life. From high school to the pros (which obviously, doesn't have 200 person rosters). So, I have been on the sideline or in the booth for a lot of different sports and seen a lot of things like 200+ rosters on the sideline. Hell, my introduction to college lacrosse was standing next to Salisbury's men's squad that easily was 100+ at an AWAY game!!!
Have you been going to lots of Bo-Taoshi matches?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OfCkCJg2E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAZ9LVhaD3M    :)
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by mikefln on Today at 02:43:03 pm »
Thanks for the info guys. 
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General football / Re: Double numbers
« Last post by sigma one on Today at 02:38:44 pm »
In the NCAC there are at least three teams, and some years a fourth, with roster sizes of more than 100.  On a regular basis DePauw, Wabash, and Wittenberg.  And Allegheny has sometimes had that many.  I recall a conversation I had with a Wabash senior some years ago.  He had never played a single down in an intercollegiate game.  He told me he was having a great experience, had made a ton of friends through the team, and while he wished for more productive career, he was satisfied to be on the team.  One thing that kept him around was the chance to dress for games five times a year.  He got a kick out of pre-game warmups and being on the sideline close to the action.  He told me that he wanted to be Ruddy; I don't think he ever got that chance.  DIII is supposed to be about the experience of the student-athlete; other considerations are secondary. 
      Although duplicate numbers can occasionally be confusing for fans, announcers--and probably officials--I favor everyone having the chance to dress.  If this means two number 3s, then deal with it. 
     I believe there are more teams in DIII with roster sizes over 100 than than most of us know. I do not favor cutting roster sizes only because there may be duplicate numbers.  Let's deal with the occasional inconvenience of being confused and appreciate that DIII is a place where everyone who wants to participate has a chance to wear a uniform on game days.
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General football / Re: Double numbers
« Last post by Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on Today at 02:30:40 pm »
I am fully aware of what 200 players running onto a field looks like. I have seen it at many places.
What other teams are in the 190+ club?  Mount, Mary Hardin-Baylor and St. John's are the ones I could find with a quick search.

I'm not restricting myself to DIII only. I have been covered all sports for much of my adult life. From high school to the pros (which obviously, doesn't have 200 person rosters). So, I have been on the sideline or in the booth for a lot of different sports and seen a lot of things like 200+ rosters on the sideline. Hell, my introduction to college lacrosse was standing next to Salisbury's men's squad that easily was 100+ at an AWAY game!!!
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General football / Re: Double numbers
« Last post by Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on Today at 02:28:32 pm »
I think a few places have a JV team don't they? If more schools did that then more kids could get playing time and not have 150 players on the sideline. Kids who would otherwise be stuck as a 5th string and never play can get some experience.

Fair point to be sure.
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One all-sports championship hardly constitutes kicking PAC rear-end.    Guess it's a moot point now.

While it may have only been one sport... let's admit it was a massive violation... first ever basketball championship to be vacated in Division III and it certainly garnered a LOT of attention as a result. It wasn't like it was a "smaller" sport that barely anyone noticed.
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