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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15765 on: July 11, 2019, 11:48:57 am »
That is a great map. Not sure why Hobart was obscured by the cheerleader’s foot as they had a team that played Hamilton, Trinity and Union back then, among others.

Alfred was in its infancy of excellence, so, understandably, was excluded from this amazing 1940 map highlighting the 1939 season.

Interesting, however, that in 1939 the Saxons under third-year Coach Alex Yunevich, were 5-2-0 with wins over Buffalo, Lehigh, Hofstra, Hartwick and Ithaca; losses to Clarkson and St. Lawrence. AU was 7-0-0 in 1937 in Yunie's first season, followed by 4-2-1 in 1938. Saxons were unbeaten in 1940 at 6-0-1 with a 0-0 tie with powerful Clarkson.

Yunie, who arguably could have been named 1929 All-American at Purdue had he not been slowed by injuries, had teammates Sleight and Welch make that All-American unit as Purdue finished as unbeaten Western Conference (Big Ten) champs, thanks in part to a 30-16 Dad's Day win over Michigan in which Yunie scored three TDs in the fourth quarter to rally the Boilermakers from a 16-6 deficit.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15766 on: July 11, 2019, 01:04:21 pm »
Nice early 2020 recruiting pick-up for Williams, Scituate RB Will Sheskey.  He had over 2000 yards from scrimmage as a junior, when he was a Boston Globe all-Scholastic and an all-state RB:

https://twitter.com/willsheskey10/status/1149144301315772417


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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15768 on: July 11, 2019, 08:33:43 pm »
Colby heading into camp with 80 on the roster--28 First Years. Been a very very long time since they've had those sorts of numbers. Coach Cosgrove continuing to have a positive impact.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15769 on: July 12, 2019, 12:44:33 pm »
gridiron.....hope that Colby’s roster number is a preseason one.  Believe the Nescac football roster limit remains 75 for the season.  Still 28 FYs’ is a huge number.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15770 on: July 13, 2019, 08:54:58 am »
It is a preseason number. There will be attrition one way or another to get to the 75  limit.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15771 on: July 13, 2019, 12:50:14 pm »
Recall that the football roster of 75 is a “soft” limit in that on gameday no more than 75 are dressed to play....while the roster during the season may post more.  Went to check some CAC rosters like Amherst, Wes and Trinity of last season and they all posted numbers over 75...like 76...78.
Amherst’s Homecoming game with Wes is in late Oct.  Plan to have some Family members in attendance and make hotel reservations, etc.  The “new”? Sports’ director of info just posted that Homecoming was in Nov. and with Trinity!  Homecoming game at Pratt Field is always with a “Little Three” opponent in football.  Oh Well...getting too old for such surprises, I guess.
Still, playing the Bantams at Pratt remain a challenge ;D.  Amherst plays the Ephs up in Willytown the following Sat. 

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15772 on: Yesterday at 08:37:42 am »
In the CAC the roster limit is 75, the submitted roster has 76. That is a game and practice limit.