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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1410 on: November 02, 2006, 05:42:43 pm »
And here I was thinking it was kinda cool that the ASC West got three teams in the preseason poll.  From my perspective, that's about as much respect as a conference can hope for!
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1411 on: November 02, 2006, 06:44:59 pm »
You are right,  three ASC teams in the top 20 it is very impressive.  Not sure that it has ever been done in preseason.

My only point was that you know who was rated higher and I thought some might not see the wisdom in that.   There are times I do like to be wrong.   When the Mcmmon and fanstand  greet the poll with joy I will say I was  mistaken.

I will not hold my breath.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1412 on: November 03, 2006, 11:35:16 am »
As a new member of the posting board I will add in my two cents about the preseason polls.  I feel it is a good compliment to have 3 conference schools in the rankings, and frankly about time!  I have no doubt that these schools will put on a great showing, but I don't think you can count out UMHB.  They are pretty unrepresented on this board, and no I am not a Cru fan, but feel they deserve some recognition as well.  They were definitely the spoilers down the stretch of the season last year.  Now that their coach has had a solid year under her belt, they could be a contender.  All in all, I am eager to see how the season plays out.  I feel that you don't know who will win on any given night (SU has an improved team, SRSU is always a tough place to play, CUA with their scrappy attitude) and that is what makes this conference great!

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1413 on: November 03, 2006, 02:42:02 pm »
What a bunch of bunk with HSU ranked 14th pre-season and only graduating 1 from the entire roster!  East Coast press....is all I can figure, I was guessing they would come in about 7.

Dunno if anyone has pointed out how far off your assumption is.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1414 on: November 03, 2006, 05:43:25 pm »
Joy? Wisdom? I don't think those are words I can use for the polls.  Yes, I recognize that the ASC has three in the top 20. That is because HSU got to the final four, for that, I will give them the credit. HPU ranked 18th surprised me because they had 5 losses. McM only had 3 losses all year, 1 point to HPU that could have easily been a win for McM and 2 losses to HSU. But I have been following McM long enough to know how it goes. The conference looks good, we will see who comes out on top.  Until we went 18-0 last year, then we started getting the recognition I knew we deserved. We will see what this year has in store. UMHB came on strong at the end of the season and were a relatively young team.  You all know, I believe any team can be defeated by any other team given any circumstances, so bring your bread and cheese, I'll supply the wine or whine, but you know what whiner is only one "n" away from winner!!!!

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1415 on: November 04, 2006, 02:12:05 am »

Dunno if anyone has pointed out how far off your assumption is.

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 I thought I ate a little crow with my reply......don't we always blame everything on the East Coast press?
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1416 on: November 04, 2006, 02:27:17 am »
Just got in from Abilene to watch HSU Cowgirls scrimmage Abilene Christian. 
Came away very impressed with the quality of depth the Cowgirls have as they just wore down ACU.  More inspiring was the return of point guard Sarah Hauk from last season ending ACL surgery.  She played without a brace and as if the knee were never injured.....it was amazing to see.  It seems that with many ACL injuries players just never seem to make it back to where they were before the inury.  Way to go Sarah!  With Sarah & Rachel Cisneroz they have a great 1-2 punch at the point guard spot.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1417 on: November 04, 2006, 08:06:02 pm »
speaking of knee inuries, Molly Buker from HPU has come back better than ever.  I popped by the coliseum for the Alumni game and was very impressed with her.  She too is moving like she never tore her ACL at the end of the season last year.  There is no doubt that HPU could have gone further with her in the line up.  It is amazing how far that surgery has come in such a short time.  Only 2 more weeks until opening weekend! 

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1418 on: November 07, 2006, 11:46:33 pm »
Just got back from the HPU/TSU scrimmage.  The women looked really good for a lot of the scrimmage.  Won the first half by 1 pt but lost the 2nd half and the last 10 mins.  There are a couple newcomers that will give a lot of teams fits.  The defense is as strong as ever. 

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1419 on: November 07, 2006, 11:58:13 pm »
The ASC Women's board is heating up already!

McMurry goes to Guilford and plays Oneonta (NY) State to open.  Oneonta St won the ECAC Championship, kinda like an NIT tourney for those teams that did not make the NCAA's.

That should be a good game!
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1420 on: November 08, 2006, 07:01:49 pm »
"Here's some scoop...Trinity had a closed scrimmage on Saturday vs. St. Mary's and Coach Kielsmeier from Howard Payne showed up...Is that legal???"

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1421 on: November 10, 2006, 02:53:08 pm »
Congrats to MCM's Tarra Richardson and HPU's Meia Daniels for pre-season all American honors.  Richardson was voted second team and Dainels third team.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1422 on: November 10, 2006, 08:41:59 pm »
Why would a scrimmage be closed?  I have gone to other conference scrimmages just to watch, who cares? They are about to be filmed and out for everyone to see.....is there some secret lurking in the gym? Unless you got a secret weapon, I think this is still a free country. But was Coach K incognito? Or did he have on an HPU Lady basketball sweatshirt. Funny stuff!  Was glad to see two conference All Americans, but was sorry Symbri Tuttle not on the list.  If you have never seen her play, too bad for you, but she deserves the honor IMHO. She is very unselfish averaging 8 assists, that accounts for at least 16 points a game, and proved in the last game of the year she can score too, if needed.  She lead the nation in assists last year and is the "General" of the team. She has set all kinds of ASC records, so you go Sym, show em what they are missing.  Next week........the new journey begins..............................

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1423 on: November 10, 2006, 10:40:13 pm »
as an HPU grad and fan i was happy to see Mark Simon's Around the Nation showing some love for the Lady Jackets.  It should be one heck of a season.  I just hope when all is said and done that the top 3 teams in the ASC and I do mean HPU, HSU and McM(not necessarily in that order) do make the playoffs that they don't have the "Texas Bracket" AGAIN.

The NCAA can make more money than they save by having these 3 schools in the playoffs more than one or two games.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #1424 on: November 13, 2006, 11:26:10 am »
Ok McMurry fans, what's the deal?   Engelke and Finstad graduated but Burton, Venekamp, Poaetzold, Stephens, and Mckewen are not shown on the 06-07 roster.  What a blow if Burton, Venekamp, and Poaetzold are not available! 7 newcomers on your roster...how will your depth be?
Saw a great player @ Angelo State Friday nite...  6ft 5in Katarzyna Kurowska from Warsaw, Poland via Grayson CCC.  She moves good, excellent shooter, and is very disciplined on the defensive end.  Great shot blocker with long arms.  Will be a force in D2.  I don't know how the D1 schools passed on her.