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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6225 on: August 18, 2019, 08:57:40 am »

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6226 on: August 21, 2019, 01:36:25 pm »
2019 NACC Preseason Poll
1. Eureka (6), 105
1. Aurora (5), 105
3. Lakeland (4), 99
4. Concordia Wisconsin (1), 88
5. Benedictine, 74
6. Wisconsin Lutheran, 38
7. Concordia Chicago, 37
8. Rockford, 30

Per usual, voting was done by head coaches and SIDs on an 8-7-6-etc. scale. First place votes are in parentheses - I don't remember them having been split between four different teams before.

ETA: Apparently, I have a pretty short memory. ;D
« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 01:40:19 pm by Ryan Stoppable »
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6227 on: August 21, 2019, 01:46:11 pm »
The loss of LeAnthony will sting, but Coach Barth has some dogs this year...AND THEY HUNGRY.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6228 on: August 23, 2019, 04:09:50 pm »
It will be an interesting conference title chase for sure this year. Not a whole lot of separation from the top half of the league.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6229 on: August 31, 2019, 03:35:22 am »
 ::)  Just in case other people were wondering if AndOne was pivoting his argument to something that wasn't being argued, here it is again:

AndOne's orginal argument:
"With all due respect to AU, I sincerely doubt whether they will present much of a challenge recruiting wise when competing for kids also considering NCC, IWU, etc., Don Beebe or not.
Additionally, when you factor in the academic component, the advantage that those other schools enjoy only increases."

AndOne's "I'm gonna backpedal like Deion Sanders and pretend I wasn't proven wrong almost immediately" argument:
"And yes, there are a multitude of reasons why a kid might choose Aurora over IWU or NCC. However, you need to face the facts and realize that neither better football nor better academics will be making an appearance on that list, Beebe or no Beebe. Those are the facts."

Judging from his comment bringing up Trump (What far leftists go to when they are made to look not-so-intelligent; I'm centrist libertarian in case that mattered at all), I assume he relies on CNN to get his news. Which does explain why he doesn't understand what a "fact" is, hahaha.

Anyway, Aurora just released its official 2019 roster (no jersey numbers yet.) Really hoping they live up to the number 1 (tied with Eureka) spot in the pre-season polls. Interested to see what the offense looks like against St. Norbert week 1.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6230 on: September 06, 2019, 01:40:21 pm »
One score from last night to get the season underway:

Lake Forest 27
Wisconsin Lutheran 15

The other seven teams all open on Saturday - four in the afternoon and three in the evening.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6231 on: September 08, 2019, 08:47:17 am »
NACC conference members won their fair share of games in their openers this past weekend winning six of eight, so I perused some of the conference coaches' polls to try to get some perspective on the opponents. I tried to rank the following results based on my perceived strength of the NACC teams' opponents (I'm sure this is a fools' errand since it's never comparing apples to apples when figuring out relative team strength from conference to conference.)

Aurora over St. Norbert. St. Norbert was picked to win the Midwest North. (Aurora putting up 50 on the Green Knights was impressive.)

Benedictine over Franklin. Franklin was picked second in the Heartland. (Benedictine was fortunate to receive four Franklin turnovers including one late with Franklin in the lead allowing Bennie to score the winning TD.)

Carroll over Lakeland. Carroll was picked ninth in the CCIW. (I think the CCIW is far superior to all the other conferences of these opponents.)

Lake Forest over Wisconsin Lutheran. Lake Forest was picked third in the Midwest North. 

Rockford over MacMurray. MacMurray was picked to finish third in the Upper Midwest. (Not sure how strong the Upper Midwest is but this looks pretty good for Rockford.)

Eureka over Knox. Knox was picked fourth in the Midwest South.

Concordia Chicago over Beloit. Beloit was picked sixth (last) in the Midwest North. (Beloit's going to struggle this year.)

Concordia Wisconsin over Finlandia. Finlandia was picked eighth (last) in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. (A trip to Hancock in the fall could either afford gorgeous colors or a foot of snow. That's all I've got for Finlandia.) 





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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6232 on: September 08, 2019, 09:51:18 am »
Wait a 6-2 slate for the NACC? Whoa didn't see that one coming.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6233 on: September 09, 2019, 04:24:18 pm »
A very impressive start for Aurora with an upset over favored SNC.
But where was Aurora transfer receiver Cam Moore who Coach Don Beebe is in the process of turning into a future pro? 🤷🏻‍♂️
The Participation Report doesnít show him as having seen the field let alone catching any of AUís 33 completed passes  ???
Has he moved on to his fourth college!? 🐡
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6234 on: September 09, 2019, 05:44:14 pm »
Curious... 5 schools from the SLIAC play Football... 4 of them are in the UMAC (Westminster, MacMurray, Greenville, Iowa Wesleyan)... one, Eureka, is in the NACC..

The NACC makes so much more sense travel wise... Eureka moved from the UMAC to the NACC 2 years ago... Did any of the other four schools consider it, or compete for a spot?  Was only one spot available?   Will the NACC consider adding more SLIAC teams in the future, or is the membership for football full?  I am a basketball guy, thought all 5 schools were UMAC, just realized that Eureka was NACC... pleased to see Eureka is tied for No 1 with Aurora in preseason poll in NACC.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6235 on: September 09, 2019, 05:56:49 pm »
A very impressive start for Aurora with an upset over favored SNC.
But where was Aurora transfer receiver Cam Moore who Coach Don Beebe is in the process of turning into a future pro? 🤷🏻‍♂️
The Participation Report doesnít show him as having seen the field let alone catching any of AUís 33 completed passes  ???
Has he moved on to his fourth college!? 🐡


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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6236 on: September 09, 2019, 06:27:21 pm »
A very impressive start for Aurora with an upset over favored SNC.
But where was Aurora transfer receiver Cam Moore who Coach Don Beebe is in the process of turning into a future pro? 🤷🏻‍♂️
The Participation Report doesnít show him as having seen the field let alone catching any of AUís 33 completed passes  ???
Has he moved on to his fourth college!? 🐡

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6237 on: September 09, 2019, 06:36:54 pm »
Serious trolling? How about a serious question. I had the same one. He didn't play. Does he have to sit out a year? If that's serious trolling the standard has gone way down.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6238 on: September 09, 2019, 06:58:35 pm »
You asked the question without the same baggage, though, or the three emoji. Tone and a poster's history go a long way toward evaluating a poster's intent, for sure.

If he was eligible at North Central, and I have no reason to believe he wasn't, then he does not have to sit out at Aurora. Perhaps injured.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6239 on: September 09, 2019, 07:10:11 pm »
Curious... 5 schools from the SLIAC play Football... 4 of them are in the UMAC (Westminster, MacMurray, Greenville, Iowa Wesleyan)... one, Eureka, is in the NACC..

The NACC makes so much more sense travel wise... Eureka moved from the UMAC to the NACC 2 years ago... Did any of the other four schools consider it, or compete for a spot?  Was only one spot available?   Will the NACC consider adding more SLIAC teams in the future, or is the membership for football full?  I am a basketball guy, thought all 5 schools were UMAC, just realized that Eureka was NACC... pleased to see Eureka is tied for No 1 with Aurora in preseason poll in NACC.

It would seem to make sense for the SLIAC teams to want to get into the NACC for football, but if I remember correctly the NACC was down to seven teams (the minimum for NCAA automatic playoff consideration) after Maranatha dropped football and with talk of Benedictine leaving for DII there may have been a perceived need for one more team for the NACC but perhaps no more. I haven't done any Google Map projections but I think that Eureka is the closest of the SLIAC football playing schools to the NACC base of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.  It might not be that no other SLIAC schools want to join the NACC but that the NACC was not looking for other teams. (Although they did just accept St. Norbert.) If I remember correctly, Eureka has background with some of the NACC schools as I think they were members of the Illini-Badger Conference in the way-back.