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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32685 on: March 21, 2013, 01:31:59 pm »
ROR said "Larry Kehres and staff do not get nearly the national attention, outside the D3 world, they deserve."  I imagine it's a bit of a vicious cycle- the more Mt wins, the less credit DIII gets- and the less credit Mt gets.
Time to take one for the DIII team Mt.

Urlacher- such a tough call for the Bears. Great in his prime at what he did, tough to watch as he aged and injured. If Hester is gone too... it seems so recent when Urlacher was tackling and Hester was scoring all over the field.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32686 on: March 21, 2013, 04:42:55 pm »
Urlacher....The NFL is a nasty business to begin with but when you turn 35 it gets worse. 
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32687 on: March 21, 2013, 06:54:32 pm »
Urlacher....The NFL is a nasty business to begin with but when you turn 35 it gets worse.
Oh, ya!  Bears had no choice but to cut him loose unless he could have been had for a song. BUT, still makes me sad to watch him leave Chi-Town.  May have to replace my Urlacher jersey with a Marshall one.  Or Peppers if I can't bring myself to wear a player's jersey from the other side of the ball.    ;)

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32688 on: March 22, 2013, 12:34:03 pm »
Urlacher....The NFL is a nasty business to begin with but when you turn 35 it gets worse.
Oh, ya!  Bears had no choice but to cut him loose unless he could have been had for a song. BUT, still makes me sad to watch him leave Chi-Town.  May have to replace my Urlacher jersey with a Marshall one.  Or Peppers if I can't bring myself to wear a player's jersey from the other side of the ball.    ;)

Speaking of linebackers, mine is now, officially, three years cancer free!!!  ;D

Yeeeessss!  Great news.
Tillman is a pretty cool jersey too- or Briggs.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32689 on: March 22, 2013, 02:29:49 pm »
Urlacher....The NFL is a nasty business to begin with but when you turn 35 it gets worse.
Oh, ya!  Bears had no choice but to cut him loose unless he could have been had for a song. BUT, still makes me sad to watch him leave Chi-Town.  May have to replace my Urlacher jersey with a Marshall one.  Or Peppers if I can't bring myself to wear a player's jersey from the other side of the ball.    ;)

Speaking of linebackers, mine is now, officially, three years cancer free!!!  ;D

Yeeeessss!  Great news.
Tillman is a pretty cool jersey too- or Briggs.
Well, I do have a Cutler jersey that is my fallback but it is pink and that has never really felt right, somehow.    ;D
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« Reply #32690 on: March 22, 2013, 02:52:19 pm »
You could get a custom Blanchard one. 

Excellent news 413


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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32691 on: March 23, 2013, 08:58:32 am »
Back to Back National Championships for the WARHAWKS womens gymnastics team!  My second favorite sport!   The team standings were: UW-Whitewater 189.75, UW-La Crosse 186.575, New York-Cortland 185.90, New York-Brockport 185.30, UW-Eau Claire 184.55, and Ursinus College 181.325.

A HUGE congrats to the girls and their coaching staff!   :) :) :)
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32692 on: March 23, 2013, 10:52:11 am »
Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage. ???

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32693 on: March 24, 2013, 10:58:14 am »
Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage. ???
As usual, you just spout out any opportunity to. "claim, " that whenever a pubic school rises to the top, it must because they have an unfair advantage.  And here I am, as usual, taking the bait.
    Gymnastics is a very small community at the Div. III level.  There are only a small handful of conferences that participate, the WIAC being one of them, which by the way, includes Winona State.  And, BTW, the number of schools within those conferences who have gymnastics teams are also limited.  This championship is actually under a governing body called the NCGA, the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association.  At the present time, there are only 15 members in total, which includes 9 private schools and 6 public schools.  This link shows the championship tournament results from 1984 to 2006. The last 7 years are not listed here but 23 years seems like a good sampling to me.  The champions have been private schools in 11 of those years. (Gustavus Adolphus, your MIAC conference irronically) has been dominate,) while a public school has won it 12 times, (dominated by UW-Lacrosse.) When the ulitmate goal for any program is a national championship, having the championship being split nearly 50/50, between private and public, for over more than two decades, does not support your comment!  As usual, your assertion is a knee jerk reaction to an opportunity to bash public schools for having advantages without any attempt to do research finding info that would actually back up that comment. In this situation it, clearly, does not.   

BTW, the Back-To-Back National Championship WARHAWKS gymnastics team does not have a top 6 finish in any of these 23 years because of the Eagles domination.  Their national success is relatively new in the history of these championships.  Much like the football program.  "Winning breeds winning!"   ;)

http://www.mit.edu/~ncga/past-team.html
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32694 on: March 24, 2013, 12:06:49 pm »
Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage. ???


Though I doubt it's intentional or maybe it is, I don't know with your comments you denigrate all of the hard work these athletes put into their sport to become national champions.  Winning a national championship has nothing to do with public and/or private.  It has everything to do with student athletes' dedication and commitment to be the best.  I would think that you've been around long enough to understand that or maybe you haven't, I don't know.   

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32695 on: March 24, 2013, 12:26:59 pm »
Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage. ???
As usual, you just spout out any opportunity to. "claim, " that whenever a pubic school rises to the top, it must because they have an unfair advantage.  And here I am, as usual, taking the bait.
    Gymnastics is a very small community at the Div. III level.  There are only a small handful of conferences that participate, the WIAC being one of them, which by the way, includes Winona State.  And, BTW, the number of schools within those conferences who have gymnastics teams are also limited.  This championship is actually under a governing body called the NCGA, the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association.  At the present time, there are only 15 members in total, which includes 9 private schools and 6 public schools.  This link shows the championship tournament results from 1984 to 2006. The last 7 years are not listed here but 23 years seems like a good sampling to me.  The champions have been private schools in 11 of those years. (Gustavus Adolphus, your MIAC conference irronically) has been dominate,) while a public school has won it 12 times, (dominated by UW-Lacrosse.) When the ulitmate goal for any program is a national championship, having the championship being split nearly 50/50, between private and public, for over more than two decades, does not support your comment!  As usual, your assertion is a knee jerk reaction to an opportunity to bash public schools for having advantages without any attempt to do research finding info that would actually back up that comment. In this situation it, clearly, does not.   

BTW, the Back-To-Back National Championship WARHAWKS gymnastics team does not have a top 6 finish in any of these 23 years because of the Eagles domination.  Their national success is relatively new in the history of these championships.  Much like the football program.  "Winning breeds winning!"   ;)

http://www.mit.edu/~ncga/past-team.html
Congrats to the Warhawks on their championship, and to my UWEC Blugolds, for their great finish.. And I'll throw in UWL, too...   ;)

(footballfan413, you don't have to defend gymnastics to me; I've also been on that bandwagon, posting here about them, too, as one who admires the dedication, effort and hard work it requires to participate in it, let alone winning a championship, at any level...)

The Eagles will be back, though  ;) ; they've gotten the go-ahead to begin building a new facility for the team...

As an aside note, to the public/private school debate... As one who has had to hear that debate regarding the Wisconsin high school teams merger - and one who had the private schooling for 12 years - I've had to put up with the complaints that the private schools are able to "buy" their athletes... But I guess that argument doesn't apply to D3 sports?  ;)

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32696 on: March 24, 2013, 04:59:31 pm »
Without a doubt, 19!  My daughter was a club gymnast for 10 years, started in classes at 3 and was put on the team at 7.  She spent her childhood in the gym, 14 hours to 24 hours a week,  50 weeks a year.  She made it as high as Level 9, (out of 10,) in USGA Jr. Olympics and planned on, one day, becoming a college gymnast, until she finally burned out at the end of  her sophomore year in high school.  I regret that she dedicated her youth to one sport but that is the only way to progress in gymnastics and it was the only thing she ever wanted to do.   Without a doubt in my mind, I believe it to be the most physically and emotionally demanding sport there is. It demands perfection as the difference between first place and sixth can come down to a bent elbow or knee and a few small steps!   I know, firsthand, what it takes and what those young women have sacrificed to stand on that podium hoisting up a National Championship trophy for their college!  They are all warriors, every single one of them!!!
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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32697 on: March 25, 2013, 09:16:37 am »
Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage. ???



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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32698 on: March 25, 2013, 09:17:50 am »
Why do many of you think that it's a negative post when I point out that public colleges have a distinct advantage when it comes to the number/type of student who attends a public college rather than a private college. I'm pointing out what I think is a fact, without impugning those who participate in athletics. The defensive tone of your "rebuttals" mystifies me. ???

You are correct in pointing out that "winning breeds winning." (see MTU, UWW Linfield etc) That is not a negative either. It's just as much a fact as pointing out that public colleges are, on the whole, less expensive, and more inclusory, than private colleges. It has neither a negative nor a positive connotation.

Also, it does not guarantee certain outcomes. There are advantages that are present of many stripes, such as the lack of D II colleges in Wisconsin. That, by the way, is an advantage to D II schools in neighboring states. Again, not a knock on those schools, just an observation.

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Re: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #32699 on: March 25, 2013, 09:44:44 am »
Maybe if you gave it rest for a while we wouldn't react so defensively.
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