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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: November 03, 2018, 02:43:20 pm »
Sounds good to me! But hopefully a different product than the LAST time FDU & Wilkes both made the post season in the same year...back in 1999, both made the ECAC's...and had to play each other, again!

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: November 03, 2018, 12:08:28 am »
tweisman,

You're a little late for this one - FDU and Widener already played, with FDU winning 21-17.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:51:06 pm »

Bill, I am looking forward to seeing if they can keep the offense going next year without Green (who's arm is about to fall off) throwing to Panzarino (who has more receptions than some teams have completions this year). They need to establish a stud running game and a stout defense to move up to the next level in the MAC with DelVal, Stevenson and Widener.

Congrats to FDU again tonight, taking down Widener for the first time since I was still a coach at FDU (1995)....by the way, I think they actually had 200+ yards of rushing...hopefully an ECAC berth awaits...

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:04:44 pm »
Congrats to FDU today - getting to 5 wins on the season - most since 1999!
Despite the weather, it was a great atmosphere with the school celebrating the 25th anniversary of its best season ever - the 8-3 1993 squad. For a school with not a lot of football history, here's hoping Coach Surace and the staff continue to get things going in the right direction!

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:16:29 am »
Speaking of which - wow - break up the Devils!

It's nice to see them have a good start - congrats to Coach Surace and all the players...who don't always have the understanding and complete support of the "powers that be" above the level of athletic department.... :-X

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:08:02 am »
1995 - when I was still a young coach at FDU !! :)

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:01:06 pm »
That siren song must be strong!

Gabrielle and Kendra - definitely two of FDU's best players - are listed on the St. Peters roster already. Both played at least two years in college already.
Neither one played at the DI version of FDU - a team that St Peter's will play...and St Peter's has won a grand total of 7 games the past two years. They're transferring from a D3 school - which is now a perennial NCAA tournament team -  to a team that wins as often as FDU loses!
I won't even mention the academics...but they can always say they were on a D1 basketball team, even if it was for one year and no scholarship :)
Maybe with the 5 years to play 4 seasons rule they might be able to play a second season there...but again, if Marc hasn't recruited their replacements by then, he's in big trouble!

Please note - this is not an attack on Marc...I worked with him for years and want to see him successful! I'm just surprised that D3 ladies ended up switching schools along the way. Just hope this is in THEIR best interests.

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:09:04 pm »
Sportsfan,

I'm not suggesting you are wrong about anyone leaving FDU - I'm too far removed from the program now to know. However, those ladies are willing to sit a year before playing? 
And better still - if they are good enough to play D1, why didn't FDU do better last year? ;D
Marc's a good recruiter - but if he's taking D3 players to fill out a D1 roster, he won't last long at D1 :)

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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:02:51 pm »
MUC57,

Here's a basic recap...

https://whyy.org/articles/kc-keeler-out-as-university-of-delaware-football-coach/

Bottom line - never follow a legend. It almost never works out....(maybe Tom Osborne, but that list is short)

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:45:13 pm »
Congrats to FDU on their first round win....

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:13:54 pm »
That's for sure. If the SID is creative, it can make for some interesting headlines. One of my favorites from the late 1990s - we played Daniel Webster College in Florida on our spring trip (baseball).  Next day's headline:

"Devils Defeat Daniel Webster"

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:56:18 pm »
Congrats to the FDU Devils....6 in a row is incredible! :o I'll be pulling for them up here in RI...

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Middle Atlantic Region / Re: WBB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:34:06 am »
Congrats to FDU, kicking off this season with a win over R-Newark...

Here's hoping a safe and healthy season to all!

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:34:16 pm »
Spartans versus Quakers doesn't sound like a very fair fight. :)

Always tough for those conscientious objectors to win in a fight - unless you happen to be Alvin York. ;)

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:20:50 am »

Random Sunday note...last night a former WU player said to me out of the blue "hey Bman - Cosmo Iacavazzi came up in conversation today"...What a name from the past.  For the younger on this board, Cosmo was part of a Susquehanna team in the late 80's that featured a trio of great players...Todd Coolidge(QB), Al Bucci (WR) and Cosmo Iacavazzi at FB/RB.  That team was dominant in the MAC in the late 80s. 
It got me to thinking, maybe we should do an all-time top 25 in the MAC...something to think about...

I played American Legion ball against Todd back in the 80s. Played at our rival high school of Wellsboro, PA. He married a girl from our high school (Mansfield).

You're old...
;)
I have to second that. If I graduated HS in the 1980's and can't remember that, you must be old! :)

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