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Offline MUC57

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19815 on: July 11, 2018, 03:40:26 pm »

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Forgot to say welcome to the boards, since I see you are fairly new. Being  a Mount Union alumnus, I usually post on the OAC board over in the North region but, as you may have noticed, I can pop up anywhere. The skull and cross bones I often put at the end of my posts is like the stickers on the players helmets (Raiders?). And since we may end up chatting again, I will let you know what almost everyone, including Mr. Coleman, already knows. Since I'm a 1957 graduate from UMU (it was MUC back then), I'm old! I get mixed up and I forget things! Get 'em Cowboys! 🏈😀🐎

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19816 on: July 11, 2018, 08:54:21 pm »
UMHB locked in a new OL coach today. https://twitter.com/Coach_Thrash/status/1017062768153890817 Here is the Twitter link to the story.

From looking at his previous school, Colorado Mines, it looks as if they had a very young team this last year but ranked in the top 25 in the categories I looked at: 3rd down %, rushing yards. Sacks allowed and passing wasn't as high, but they were middle of the road. Red zone % was 38th, Scoring offense tied for 32.

Happy to see this change. We've needed this change for some time. Hopefully, he can get some new energy and focus at the position.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19817 on: July 12, 2018, 11:01:49 am »
To answer umhb2001's question, there is no Ohio print mag like Campbell's Texas but there is a website that covers HS sports - http://www.ohiovarsity.com/
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19818 on: July 12, 2018, 02:41:23 pm »

CowboyAlum261

It is strange there was no mention of Luke going to UMHB. That's kind of a major story. But, no doubt, The Cru will be in the hunt for a national championship in 2018. Look where they went last year, only one game short. Not only did they have a good team, they have a great program. I'll go out on a limb and say they'll be around for awhile. Safe to say?
And by your sign-on, you must be a fan of Hardin Simmons. They seem to be pretty good year after year. Maybe you'll give MHB a battle. Best of luck!
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Thanks for your collegiality; Im a Hardin Simmons fan, but Im looking forward to seeing a great game down in Houston this year no matter who is playing. MUC and UMHB certainly seem to be a cut above this year. Personally, Id love to see HSU not have to play a top 10 team in the first round this year, but well have to beat UMHB or Linfield at some point to get to where we want to be.

This year Im excited to see who breaks out of the middle of the conference, ETBU, Southwestern, and TLU all seem to have a chance to take big leaps forward this year. I would love to see the ASC get 3 teams in the top 25 and challenge the WIAC for the best conference in D3.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19819 on: July 12, 2018, 03:35:21 pm »

CowboyAlum261

Just a small item for your information.
I post as MUC57 because when I was there it was Mount Union College. A few years back, it was changed to the University of Mount Union, or UMU. The NCAA refers to it as MtU. In post patterns, I see all three. So call us what you want - just don't call us late for dinner. OK, OK! I know that's old, but so am I. So there!

As an aside, present room and board plus tuition is around $35,000 a year. When I was a freshman in 1953, shortly after The Big Bang, I paid (are you ready?) $500 for the year! Told you I was old.
Wonder if any old alums from anywhere have numbers showing the difference between then and now.
Ah, but I digress. ☠🏈$

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19820 on: July 12, 2018, 05:07:29 pm »
Hardin-Simmons @ UMHB on October 6 under the lights in Crusader Stadium should be a good one. The Cowboys are loaded this year: https://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/sports/bch-sports-player-to-watch-alex-bell/1296874109

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19821 on: July 12, 2018, 07:59:06 pm »

CowboyAlum261

Just a small item for your information.
I post as MUC57 because when I was there it was Mount Union College. A few years back, it was changed to the University of Mount Union, or UMU. The NCAA refers to it as MtU. In post patterns, I see all three. So call us what you want - just don't call us late for dinner. OK, OK! I know that's old, but so am I. So there!

As an aside, present room and board plus tuition is around $35,000 a year. When I was a freshman in 1953, shortly after The Big Bang, I paid (are you ready?) $500 for the year! Told you I was old.
Wonder if any old alums from anywhere have numbers showing the difference between then and now.
Ah, but I digress. ☠🏈$

Thanks for the trivia! Ive mainly seen MUC as a lurker in the boards, but thats good to know. $500 for a year is unimaginable to me. Weve certainly come a long way in costs, which just highlights how outstanding and committed all of our D3 athletes who are able to make it work with no athletic scholarships!

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19822 on: July 13, 2018, 12:39:58 am »
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Does Ohio have a state magazine that covers all of your HS and College football previews like Texas does? We have Dave Campbells Football magazine. It covers news from top to bottom of amateur football. I'd be interested in seeing another state's version.

Do I not remember an Ohio vs. Texas H.S. All-Star game decades ago?

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19823 on: July 13, 2018, 11:05:18 am »
Dang MUC, did you have to swat off Dinosaurs from the dorm, or should I say cave entrances?  ;D  One of the things I found interesting is UMHB was established before Texas was a state, and they were in Bandit territory. I could imagine the orientation... "Welcome, if you see guys on horseback running really fast in this direction, under each bed is a shotgun, good luck! Oh and you have an English paper due as well"...(I don't think that is what it was but...)
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19824 on: July 13, 2018, 01:04:56 pm »
Hardin-Simmons @ UMHB on October 6 under the lights in Crusader Stadium should be a good one. The Cowboys are loaded this year: https://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/sports/bch-sports-player-to-watch-alex-bell/1296874109

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Loaded, perhaps, but question marks at QB remain.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19825 on: July 13, 2018, 01:20:34 pm »
DFWCrufan

What'd I do? What'd I do? You know I'm a fan of UMHB. Pretty sure we'll meet in The Stagg Bowl this year!
Mount Union was established in 1846. What do you suppose was happening then? OK, not like you described in Texas, but still! We had Indians, not the Cleveland Indians. Didn't have an Alamo. Don't think Sam Houston ever stopped here. Never had to fight Pancho Villa even once. Only Mexicans here had a taco cart just off campus. (I just made that up).
We also had no dinosaurs here. Although, I've heard some of the professors had been around for awhile.
Anyhoo, good luck on the season. I'm pretty sure you won't need it. Just think! You won't have to travel far for the Stagg Bowl this year. Nice. (Well, nice for you)!
Later, my friend! ☠🏈📚🇪🇺
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19826 on: July 13, 2018, 04:39:45 pm »
Not football news but word was just announced that UT Tyler will be officially leaving D3 after this year and be making their way through the D2 process.

I was always a bit worded about them if they were to ever start a football team, with the ability to recruit East Texas and Louisiana/Arkansas/Oklahoma fairly easily and be much cheaper than most of the ASC they could be really good as they are in numerous other sports.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19827 on: July 13, 2018, 05:36:02 pm »
Not football news but word was just announced that UT Tyler will be officially leaving D3 after this year and be making their way through the D2 process.

I was always a bit worded about them if they were to ever start a football team, with the ability to recruit East Texas and Louisiana/Arkansas/Oklahoma fairly easily and be much cheaper than most of the ASC they could be really good as they are in numerous other sports.

This was announced months ago.   I guess today it's official (as you said) but nobody doubted they would be D2 when they announced their intentions in February.   B-bye.   http://www.uttyler.edu/news/pressrelease/2018/02022018.php

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19828 on: July 13, 2018, 05:42:29 pm »
Right -- but their intentions and Division II's intentions weren't guaranteed to be in alignment until this. :)
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19829 on: July 13, 2018, 10:23:50 pm »
Right -- but their intentions and Division II's intentions weren't guaranteed to be in alignment until this. :)

What are those intentions?

Also, what are the incentives for a school moving to D2? Obviously, scholarships, but is there something else?
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