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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4755 on: April 18, 2019, 07:50:17 pm »
Spartans QB Coach Kevin Burke who played last season in Europe signs with Memphis of AAF.

https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/former-vienna-vikings-qb-new-starter-for-memphis-express-of-alliance-of-american-football/

Is it too late for him to come back?

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4756 on: April 18, 2019, 09:43:39 pm »
He still lists CWRU QB coach on his twitter profile.  He barely had a cup of coffee with AAF, before he was cut.  Playing football is his summer job I believe.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4757 on: April 19, 2019, 06:52:12 pm »
Travel is certainly a major piece of the decision.
Franciscan is 25 minutes to Bethany, 30 minutes to W&J, under an hour to Waynesburg.
It's less than an hour to Chatham, or to Geneva, just over an hour to Westminster.
It's about 1:20 to Grove City, about the same to Thiel.
St. Vincent will be the longest trip for the Barons, about 1:35 minutes, depending on when they're going.

Men's basketball, soccer were both .500 clubs this year, tennis below .500 and lacrosse is winless.
Women's basketball, soccer and volleyball were well below .500, lacrosse at the .500 mark. Softball & tennis have the best records, 17-8 and 16-5 respectively.

This move is solid for the conference as well, adding yet another school within the geographic circle of the conference while providing a helping hand to each schools' travel budget.

However, the addition is not without issues:
Baseball will be faced with a decision:  stay with 3-game series or return to 2 games against each opponent. The three-game sets are preferred by the coaches for tie-breakers, etc., but they also do not want to lose the additional three non-conference games that the additional team will mean.

I do not anticipate any teams leaving the League near-term, and it's not out of the realm of possibility of another addition of members.  Allegheny continually pops up on the radar.  Hiram has been mentioned several times of the past few years.  One, maybe both, could be interested in football-only associate membership.  I think the League is still open to the possibility of a two-division football setup, though I don't have that officially.

The other piece is this:  with enrollment challenges at private, four-year colleges only projected to become tougher, the entire landscape of not just the PAC, but the entirety of D-III could see significant changes in the next 20 years.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4758 on: April 21, 2019, 01:27:52 am »
Bob, thanks for that analysis.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4759 on: May 05, 2019, 11:57:10 am »
CWRU has added 27 28 first-year players to the roster.

https://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2019-20/roster?sort=year
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4760 on: May 07, 2019, 04:43:03 pm »
Nice recruiting haul! 
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4761 on: May 08, 2019, 10:35:30 am »
I'm less impressed with the haul. I don't see a lot of size. Lost a really good looking kid from SoCal powerhouse Oaks Christian to Rochester (!?).

This kid looks like a beast though https://senior-year-www.hudl.com/profile/4534623/RJ-Ayers

Take reported 40-times with much skepticism - but 4.52  http://www.hudl.com/profile/5485518/Michael-Wojkowski



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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4762 on: May 14, 2019, 08:55:08 am »
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4763 on: May 15, 2019, 08:31:45 am »
CMU 32 Incoming Frosh

http://athletics.cmu.edu/sports/fball/2018-19/releases/20190508f6ekyz

Pretty solid and diverse haul for Carnegie Mellon.

I wonder when Case Western Reserve will officially announce?

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4764 on: May 17, 2019, 07:58:10 pm »

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4765 on: May 22, 2019, 09:51:33 pm »
Saw the DIII football schedules posted today.  Noted that CMU and CWRU only showed 8 games scheduled. Assume the  10th game will be their matchup at the end of the season. Who will they play in game one?
















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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4766 on: May 22, 2019, 10:15:20 pm »
Thanks for catching that. Those schedules are complete, and now they are displaying properly.

https://www.d3football.com/teams/Carnegie_Mellon/2019/index
https://www.d3football.com/teams/Case_Western_Reserve/2019/index
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4767 on: June 04, 2019, 07:44:42 am »
This made me smile a little...found a Twitter shout out to the top statistical college Freshmen QBs from last year:

https://mobile.twitter.com/2018_QBs/status/1135080432825847810

Clemson, Case Western Reserve ... no big deal :)

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4768 on: June 07, 2019, 09:48:16 am »
CWRU has posted future schedules for 2020-2023 with out of conference game each year not scheduled.  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/future

From d3football Open Dates, Millikin looks like a good fit, though a bit far, but not as far as WashU.  Albion and Brockport looked interesting but they each want a home game for 2020 and CWRU needs a home game for 2020.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4769 on: June 10, 2019, 06:12:16 pm »
Former St Vincent HC (and long-time JCU Asst) Ron Dolciato will coach RBs at CWRU this season. He was reportedly a candidate for Lake Erie HC, but didn't get the job.

And just added to the roster is a 2018 All-Ohio HM LB Gavin Waters.  His HS class was 2018, I believe he attended CWRU last year, but didn't participate in football.
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