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Offline G-manWU

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7755 on: May 03, 2020, 07:23:57 pm »
Hi folks, I hope everyone is staying well during this challenging time.

A few links I had been meaning to share in recent weeks:

- First, a very nice interview by the Discover NEPA blog with Wilkes HC Jon Drach and his wife, Janelle. It's a good look at some of the reasons why I think D3 head coaches stick in their jobs longer than you see at bigger schools, with the Drachs sharing thoughts on the quality of life in our region:

https://www.discovernepa.com/articles-and-stories/jon-and-janelle-drach-why-nepa/

- Also, a look at how spring practice at the Wilkes-Barre MAC schools changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with coverage and quotes from both programs:

https://www.timesleader.com/sports/780900/kings-wilkes-football-teams-dealing-with-canceled-spring-practices

All the best to our crew on this board; I hope to see some of you in the grandstands this fall, or in the spring, or whenever we can resume games safely.

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7756 on: May 04, 2020, 10:49:04 am »
My parents are Wilkes alums. Class of '71 I believe. Dad is super excited about Coach Drach. Hopefully he will get to follow some progress this fall.

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7758 on: June 28, 2020, 06:55:13 pm »
Some MAC news:

https://www.timesleader.com/sports/789495/questions-loom-for-local-college-football-players

Thanks ITH. This board has become a morgue, especially with DelVal dominating most years. I've been hanging out on the busier boards. ;)

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7759 on: Yesterday at 10:28:49 am »

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7760 on: Yesterday at 12:32:41 pm »
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7761 on: Yesterday at 05:01:42 pm »
I'm still awake ;D...but not much to say about all this. I heard about this one earlier, but it is the best they can do to preserve deposits. I think schools are trying to wait to the last possible moment because they don't want the athletes to bolt and sit out a year - or go elsewhere. Yes, it's a cynical approach, but after some of the other higher ed decisions I've seen in the past few months.....
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