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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9555 on: July 15, 2019, 05:07:31 pm »
MIAA Poster's who may also double as UofM fans, on 9/7 my brother and I are driving from Chicago to go to the Army-Michigan game (sorry to disappoint but we're big Army fans).

Do any of you have any suggestions on places to go or things to do for our first time at the Big House? We are driving up Friday Morning and will be doing Ann Arbor Friday night (but staying in Livonia for cheaper Hotel, lol).

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I don't know anything about Ann Arbor, but at least I'LL  be at the Mount Union at John Carroll game on September 28. Enjoy your game. Go Army.  ;D

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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9556 on: July 31, 2019, 02:04:09 pm »
JCUStreaks:

Sorry for the delay in this reply. A couple of good places you might go to are The Little Brown Jug and Good Time Charlie's (the latter one may have changed names). Both are right down by the Quad on Central portion of the campus and a road from the U of M bookstore. Both are good sports bar/restaurants.Also, if you like Much "stuff" a visit to the M Den us a must (they also have a store right at Much Stadium), although I see you are an Army fan!😁 I might try to go to that game if I don't end up going to Hope's "away"game the night before. Anyway, have a great time.
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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9557 on: July 31, 2019, 05:45:23 pm »
JCUStreaks:

Sorry for the delay in this reply. A couple of good places you might go to are The Little Brown Jug and Good Time Charlie's (the latter one may have changed names). Both are right down by the Quad on Central portion of the campus and a road from the U of M bookstore. Both are good sports bar/restaurants.Also, if you like Much "stuff" a visit to the M Den us a must (they also have a store right at Much Stadium), although I see you are an Army fan!😁 I might try to go to that game if I don't end up going to Hope's "away"game the night before. Anyway, have a great time.

I am not a Michigan fan, so that stop may not happen! lol Those are two bars that I had heard about through other UM fans, and I have plans to visit and hydrate each place!

We're planning on getting to the Golf Course nice and early to ensure we can tailgate there on Saturday.

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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9558 on: August 12, 2019, 08:03:37 am »
MIAA getting a little love in the pre-season poll, with both Trine and Hope getting some votes (essentially Trine is #26, Hope tied for #39).  Hadn't really checked out this board recently, but expected some chatter at least about that - but alas, crickets....

So how is everyone feeling about the upcoming season?
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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9559 on: August 12, 2019, 11:51:54 am »
MIAA getting a little love in the pre-season poll, with both Trine and Hope getting some votes (essentially Trine is #26, Hope tied for #39).  Hadn't really checked out this board recently, but expected some chatter at least about that - but alas, crickets....

So how is everyone feeling about the upcoming season?

Starting the season @ Millikin on a Friday night is strange. I don't love the Friday night aspect. But once again, the real scheduling "bummer" is that Hope @ Trine is the first league game this season. I say bummer, because I expect the winner of that game to most likely run the table through the rest of the MIAA. I wonder how much better attendance would be throughout the season if those teams played in mid-November rather than early October.

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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9560 on: August 12, 2019, 02:27:47 pm »
MIAA getting a little love in the pre-season poll, with both Trine and Hope getting some votes (essentially Trine is #26, Hope tied for #39).  Hadn't really checked out this board recently, but expected some chatter at least about that - but alas, crickets....

So how is everyone feeling about the upcoming season?

Starting the season @ Millikin on a Friday night is strange. I don't love the Friday night aspect. But once again, the real scheduling "bummer" is that Hope @ Trine is the first league game this season. I say bummer, because I expect the winner of that game to most likely run the table through the rest of the MIAA. I wonder how much better attendance would be throughout the season if those teams played in mid-November rather than early October.

I agree on the scheduling being unfortunate regarding the Hope v Trine matchup. 
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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9561 on: August 13, 2019, 07:50:21 am »
MIAA getting a little love in the pre-season poll, with both Trine and Hope getting some votes (essentially Trine is #26, Hope tied for #39).  Hadn't really checked out this board recently, but expected some chatter at least about that - but alas, crickets....

So how is everyone feeling about the upcoming season?

Starting the season @ Millikin on a Friday night is strange. I don't love the Friday night aspect. But once again, the real scheduling "bummer" is that Hope @ Trine is the first league game this season. I say bummer, because I expect the winner of that game to most likely run the table through the rest of the MIAA. I wonder how much better attendance would be throughout the season if those teams played in mid-November rather than early October.

I agree on the scheduling being unfortunate regarding the Hope v Trine matchup.

I just remember after last year's 2-2 start, my thoughts were...

1. I expected Hope to run the table the rest of the way.
2. It wouldn't matter, because Trine wasn't going to lose. (I realize Olivet almost beat them, but even then, Trine had the tie-breaker over Hope)

It's disheartening knowing one game into league play in a season where expectations are MIAA Championship, that those expectations won't be realized. The loser of Hope @ Trine will need the other to lose twice or force a three team tie to get back in the hunt.
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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9562 on: August 15, 2019, 05:39:22 pm »
MIAA getting a little love in the pre-season poll, with both Trine and Hope getting some votes (essentially Trine is #26, Hope tied for #39).  Hadn't really checked out this board recently, but expected some chatter at least about that - but alas, crickets....

So how is everyone feeling about the upcoming season?
I wouldn't read too much into Trine's preseason ranking.  However I am excited to see how our team develops over the course of the year as we have a lot of holes to fill.  Think about it...no Lamar Carswell at RB, no Jeffery Barnett at WR, no Marcus Winters at CB...that's 3 All Americans right there and all were 4 year starters.  I would guess out of the 22 starters, around 12 were seniors last year.  The entire secondary is gone, we lost a couple on Dline, one on Oline, our TE, our QB (who rotated with another QB), and our Punter.  We did have a lot of 2s and 3s get experience last year though, and I heard our incoming Frosh class has a lot of talent, but making the jump from high school to college is hard, even at the D3 level.

I would put Hope and Albion at the top, with Trine, Olivet and Adrian not far behind.  Alma should be tough too.  Should be a wide open and fun season and can't wait for September to get here.   

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Re: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #9563 on: Yesterday at 12:06:10 pm »
Thanks TU - I knew Trine was losing those all-Americans, but over 50% of the starters is tough indeed.  I'm sure they will still be a good team and a tough test for anyone who plays them.
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