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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2005, 05:11:32 pm »
Trin:

We've thought a fair amount about how Trinity compares to others outside the NESCAC.

You can check out where we rank them among all the other 230 Division III teams in the just-published Kickoff Special.

Check it out at http://www.d3football.com/kickoff/

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2005, 08:56:23 pm »
Trin8-0: For NESCAC colleges vs. the rest of DIII see Kickoff 2005 rankings of all 231 DIII teams.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2005, 11:13:02 am »
I would compare Trinity to Johns Hopkins of a few years back.  Trinity's offense was a little bit better, but that just might be b/c of the opponents they faced.  Hopkins' defense was very impressive also....I believe in 2001 they didn't give up a passing touchdown all season.  But Hopkins did not even make the playoffs that year, so it would be interesting to see how the Bants would do in a conference like that.  I think Priore and the staff would be up for the challenge though.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2005, 05:31:06 pm »
Interesting analogy of Trinity and Hopkins...but it always difficult to compare without common opponents. That said, I think you are right in that Trinity would be the type of school that would fit well in the Centennial Conference (obvious logistical issues aside) - with solid academics and a commitment to its football program. 

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2005, 09:44:06 pm »
I saw my fair share of Blue Jay games, and being at Trin I didn't miss a home game.  With the exception of Lacrosse for Trin, and Ice Hockey and Squash for JHU their athletic programs are very similar.  Academically JHU is a lil bit better, and if ur not at WaWa for JHU then the party scene is much better at Camp Trin Trin

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2005, 09:18:05 am »
This year the NESCAC is scheduling their scrimmages against teams that are geographically closer to each other (i.e. Hamilton/Middlebury, Amherst/Williams). In  past years teams would play the opponent who was off of the schedule that year.  This preseason Trinity will scrimmage Wesleyan while Colby scrimmages Bates.  Though it's only a scrimmage and doesn't count for anything, it would have been interesting to see how Colby (arguably the 2nd best team in the NESCAC this year) would handle themselves against Trinity.  Should the Mules and Bantams both finish the year undefeated, I'm sure there will be plenty of debating about what would have happend in a head-to-head game.
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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2005, 10:49:26 am »
Why is everyone so high on Colby? Years past it's been Amherst, Williams and Trinity. Are there a lot of returning players? This league seems to have alot more parity than ever before......

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2005, 12:19:16 pm »
Go to Colby dot edu, click on athletics, then team sports, then football, then click on their 2005 preview.  They sound awesome.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2005, 12:29:39 pm »
Or you can get Colby's preview off our site at http://www.d3football.com/preview.php

It's posted along with submissions from Hamilton, Trinity (Conn.), and Wesleyan.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2005, 03:24:56 pm »
I was directed to this site not to long ago, and have been following all the commentary so far.  Having played at Trinity and experienced the sucess that comes with hard work, excellent coaching, outstanding talent from all over the nation...and some highly touted transfers from D1 schools, it is clear that Trinity is the best team in the NESCAC, and a top 25 team in the country.  With that said, I can not wait for the season to start.  I think this year will be extremely competative, with several schools battling for the #2 spot this year.  Williams, Amherst, Colby, and yes....even Bowdoin, could have an equal shot.  I will be at the Williams/Trinity game to watch Trinity break the league record for consecutive wins...which by the way is held by Williams.  Anybody feel the same as I do?  Sounds like Trin8-0 is thinkin the same as I am...let me know.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2005, 10:16:33 pm »
Big advantage for Colby this year is that they play both Williams and Amherst at home.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2005, 12:30:35 pm »
Not having to play Trinity doesn't hurt either!!!

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2005, 11:04:17 am »
I've heard rumors the that Chuck Priore, the head coach at Trinity, has recieved a lot of interest from some Div 1AA schools. If the Bantams have another undefeated season does anyone think he'll stick around?
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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2005, 12:26:31 pm »
Trin: If so, then it depends. What is it that he would be requiring? More money? More prestige? Less work or pressure? Equal or more stability? Geography? A special situation? All of the foregoing? Would the University of Michigan do it? Vanderbilt? Yale? UMass? North Dakota? Amherst? Chicago? Pomona? Oberlin? Not that necessarily any of those would be open or offered.

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Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2005, 01:47:08 pm »
Before coming to Trinity, Priore was a very successful O-coordinator at UPenn.  I'm sure he'd take an Ivy job if offered.  I've also heard his name mentioned linked to the Hofstra job that might be opening up.  I'm not sure what his salary requirements would be, but I'd assume he would want to stay in the Northeast.
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