Author Topic: Around the Nation board  (Read 609274 times)

Offline Mr. Ypsi

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 22235
  • Karma: +3307/-3249
    • View Profile
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2790 on: November 29, 2017, 08:12:40 pm »
With their fourth consecutive winless season, Earlham has now lost 43 games in a row.  Is that beginning to approach the record for overall futility?

If I'm not mistaken, North Park holds the record for consecutive conference losses (don't recall the number), but they usually beat at least one non-con team.

Online Pat Coleman

  • D3sports.com Guru
  • Administrator
  • All-American
  • *****
  • Posts: 38212
  • Karma: +4734/-2273
  • Check the front page or FAQs before you ask.
    • View Profile
    • D3sports.com
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2791 on: November 29, 2017, 10:27:14 pm »
With their fourth consecutive winless season, Earlham has now lost 43 games in a row.  Is that beginning to approach the record for overall futility?

Yes. Macalester lost 50 consecutive games from 1974-79.
Publisher. Questions? Check our FAQ for D3f, D3h.
Let's discuss (sports) in a positive way, sometimes kidding each other with no disrespect.

Offline justafan12

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • Karma: +19/-8
    • View Profile
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2792 on: December 14, 2017, 11:51:18 am »
I am very familiar with the D3 process in most sports except football.  My daughters both attended a D3 school without football so I am unsure of how their spring operates.  Do they have a week or two in the spring to practice with pads, etc.  Or are they not allowed contact in the spring? 

Can someone help me with some info on this?

PS I have a son transferring to play football at a D3 this spring so that is why I am wondering.


Online Pat Coleman

  • D3sports.com Guru
  • Administrator
  • All-American
  • *****
  • Posts: 38212
  • Karma: +4734/-2273
  • Check the front page or FAQs before you ask.
    • View Profile
    • D3sports.com
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2793 on: December 14, 2017, 12:16:45 pm »
Some conferences impose additional restrictions but here's the base spring practice:
15 or 16 (I forget which) practice sessions. Football allowed but no pads.

If a school is making a trip out of the country over summer break, a team gets 10 padded practices to prepare for that. You can make a trip like that once every three years.
Publisher. Questions? Check our FAQ for D3f, D3h.
Let's discuss (sports) in a positive way, sometimes kidding each other with no disrespect.

Offline justafan12

  • Second-stringer
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • Karma: +19/-8
    • View Profile
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2794 on: December 14, 2017, 03:41:29 pm »
Yea I found after I posted this where it came up for vote in 2015 about allowing pads in the spring.  It was voted down something like 51% to 49%.

Offline Ralph Turner

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 28542
  • Karma: +1792/-382
  • Hall of Famer
    • View Profile
Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2795 on: December 16, 2018, 09:36:49 pm »
http://www.d3blogs.com/d3football/

Great podcast (#233)

I believe that JHU becomes the new "Beast of the East". 

JHU has gone undefeated in Centennial Conference play 6 of the last 8 years. Coach Margraff really seemed to make this team better each week after the loss to Susquehanna.  Literally every game became a playoff game. A 2-loss JHU was not going to get an NCAA bid.

With the balance in the East making an undefeated season tough,

with JHU's geographic proximity on the east coast and within driving distance of a large portion of the AQ's around which to build a bracket,

with UMHB likely being the #1 team in the South Region rankings every season for the foreseeable future (The last time an ASC team played a Centennial Conference team in the playoffs was a 32-10 loss by Western Maryland (McDaniel) to Hardin-Simmons in the second round in 2000.)

with JHU finally getting past the second round (which they had not done since 2009)

with the questions of the difficulty in the transition of the program at Wesley that occurred with the death of Coach Drass. (I am not being insensitive. Ask me offline what happened at McMurry with the death of one of McMurry Head Coach Steve Keenum's, Case's dad, assistants. May Wesley fare much better.)

Now JHU fans can see that they have made it to the Semifinals and have a whiff of how close they are to the Stagg, even against UMU. JHU is now an even more ideal place for a student-athlete to go for football and a desirable education.

I look for JHU to become one of the perennial Top 8 powers to go very deep into the playoffs.  It will be the Blue Jays 3rd round game to lose.