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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15990 on: September 13, 2019, 07:44:38 pm »
Bowdoin 28 Hamilton 21
All the NBN guys picked Hamilton- I don't see it that way.
I would not pick Bowdoin until the new coach and this year's team shows me something. Granted, I have a fondness for Murray, and think he's a terrific coach that just hasn't been able to get to the next nescac level. Last year may have been a 5+ win season and turning of the corner, then arguably the best defensive player in the nescac was lost to injury. I do think the pressure is on MJurray to deliver a winning season, and Im hoping he will. That said, I think Hamilton will have an easy time with Bowdoin tomorrow.

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« Reply #15991 on: September 13, 2019, 07:48:45 pm »
I am obviously biased rooting for Colby, and I really admire and respect the Wesleyan coaches and program. My head is yelling at me that Wes will beat Colby. But my gut is screaming that Cosgrove is the real deal and will have the Mules ready to win a big away opener. Man, I love college football.

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« Reply #15992 on: September 13, 2019, 08:03:32 pm »

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« Reply #15993 on: September 13, 2019, 10:39:35 pm »
NESCACMAN 2019 Preseason NESCAC Weekly Power Rankings

Welcome to the 2019 NESCAC season in the league where they “pay to play”!!! Should be an exciting year with a(nother) new head coach in Maine (does Bowdoin only hire coaches with beards?”), new starting QBs at Wes and Tufts, a new league schedule, new players and lots of new posters on “the Board”…should be fun. One big change this year in NESCAC…looks like the league is back to “the have’s” and “the have not’s” (C-B-B plus Hamilton). For those of you new to the Board, here’s what to expect each week expect from NESCACMAN….weekly power rankings generally on Monday or Tuesday every week and our popular weekly picks game by game picks on Friday (the most accurate NESCAC picks in the country) and we will also throw in a few special features during the year to keep everyone wildly entertained. Here we go….

1. Hartford State (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 8-1): HS will again contend for the league title in 2019. Give them credit…they reload every year. Big shoes to fill at RB. They will not be the first NESCAC team to go 9-0 in football. Lowest academically ranked NESCAC football that plays football (aka “safety school”)....maybe they can convince Conn College to play football? 

2. Amhurst (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 7-2): Need to replace 2x NESCAC Defensive POTY Andrew Yamin. Steady but not flashy performers on offense. Wurst mascot in the league, hands down. Can they score enough to win? They won’t need to score a ton, however. Tough end of the season schedule.

3 (tie). Wesleyan (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Wes will start a new QB for the first time in 4 years as all-league QB Piccirillo graduates. They have the defensive POTY candidate DT Gooden. Favorable early part of the schedule should help break in the new QB.

3 (tie). The Team from Up North (“TTUN”)(aka Williams)(Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Step back in 2018 as injuries hit TTUN hard. Coach Raymond is getting this program back to respectability after the years of damage done to the program by former HCOF Kelton. We think this Team is at least a year away from being able to consistently compete with the upper echelon of the ‘CAC. QB Maimoron is top notch. Heart of the team are juniors.

3 (tie). Tufts (Final 2018 record: 7-2; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): We think the OG Elephants will take a step back with a new QB taking the spot of QB Ryan McDonald.

6. Middlebury (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 5-4): Although the offense is much more balanced, they have too many holes to fill in a secondary that frankly did not get it done in 2018.

7. Colby (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 3-6): The rebuild of the program continues with HCOF Cosgrove. Seems like they have solved the QB problem but they lost RB Jake Schwern. Colby is our pick to win the 2019 version of the annual pillow fight also known as the C-B-B.

8 . Hamilton (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 2-7): QB Kenny Gray can play and but losing WR Joe Schmidt is a problem. They are going to have to establish a semblance of a running attack for the offense to be at all effective. The running game needs to get better in order for Hamilton to not look like a poor’s man’s version of old Middlebury.   

9 (tie). University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(Final 2018 record: 0-9; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Bates and HCOF Malik Hall will win a game this year. We like QB Costa and his athleticism…not sure Costa is well suited for the “Air Raid”.

9 (tie). Bowdoin (Final 2018 record: 1-8; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Welcome to Maine, HCOF BJ Hammer….We liked HCOF Wells but we wonder if he second guessed his decision to leave Endicott for “greener” pastures…how long will it be before HCOF Hammer regrets coming to the school where coaches come to “fail”? We like RB Richam, if he can stay healthy…we do not like their QB situation at all.

2018 FINAL NESCACMAN Weekly Power Rankings

1. Hartford State (8-1; last week’s rank:1) Season grade: A (had a loss).   
2. Amhurst (8-1; LW:2): Season grade: A- (lost to HS).
3. Tufts (7-2; LW:3): Season grade: B+ (only loses to HS and Amhurst).
4. Wesleyan (5-4; LW:4): Season grade: C (talent was better than record).
5. Middlebury (5-4; LW:5): Season grade: C (MID with QB issues?).
6. That Team Up North (aka Williams)(5-4; LW:6): Season grade: B (finished season badly but better than HCOF Kelton era).
7. Colby (3-6; LW:7):  Season grade: C+ (good ending to season and C-B-B title). 
8. Hamilton (3-6; LW:8): Season grade: C- (need to do better with that talent).
9. Bowdoin (1-8; LW:9): Season grade: D+ (did break losing streak but that’s about it). 
10. University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(0-9; LW:10: Season grade: D (no wins).

NESCACMAN’s Picks
2018 Season: 36-9
2017 Season: 35-10
2016 Season: 32-8
2015 Season: 30-10
2014 Season: 30-10
2013 Season: 32-8
Career: 195-55 (.780 winning percentage)
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15994 on: September 13, 2019, 10:43:25 pm »
NESCACMAN 2019 Preseason NESCAC Weekly Power Rankings

Welcome to the 2019 NESCAC season in the league where they “pay to play”!!! Should be an exciting year with a(nother) new head coach in Maine (does Bowdoin only hire coaches with beards?”), new starting QBs at Wes and Tufts, a new league schedule, new players and lots of new posters on “the Board”…should be fun. One big change this year in NESCAC…looks like the league is back to “the have’s” and “the have not’s” (C-B-B plus Hamilton). For those of you new to the Board, here’s what to expect each week expect from NESCACMAN….weekly power rankings generally on Monday or Tuesday every week and our popular weekly picks game by game picks on Friday (the most accurate NESCAC picks in the country) and we will also throw in a few special features during the year to keep everyone wildly entertained. Here we go….

1. Hartford State (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 8-1): HS will again contend for the league title in 2019. Give them credit…they reload every year. Big shoes to fill at RB. They will not be the first NESCAC team to go 9-0 in football. Lowest academically ranked NESCAC football that plays football (aka “safety school”)....maybe they can convince Conn College to play football? 

2. Amhurst (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 7-2): Need to replace 2x NESCAC Defensive POTY Andrew Yamin. Steady but not flashy performers on offense. Wurst mascot in the league, hands down. Can they score enough to win? They won’t need to score a ton, however. Tough end of the season schedule.

3 (tie). Wesleyan (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Wes will start a new QB for the first time in 4 years as all-league QB Piccirillo graduates. They have the defensive POTY candidate DT Gooden. Favorable early part of the schedule should help break in the new QB.

3 (tie). The Team from Up North (“TTUN”)(aka Williams)(Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Step back in 2018 as injuries hit TTUN hard. Coach Raymond is getting this program back to respectability after the years of damage done to the program by former HCOF Kelton. We think this Team is at least a year away from being able to consistently compete with the upper echelon of the ‘CAC. QB Maimoron is top notch. Heart of the team are juniors.

3 (tie). Tufts (Final 2018 record: 7-2; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): We think the OG Elephants will take a step back with a new QB taking the spot of QB Ryan McDonald.

6. Middlebury (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 5-4): Although the offense is much more balanced, they have too many holes to fill in a secondary that frankly did not get it done in 2018.

7. Colby (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 3-6): The rebuild of the program continues with HCOF Cosgrove. Seems like they have solved the QB problem but they lost RB Jake Schwern. Colby is our pick to win the 2019 version of the annual pillow fight also known as the C-B-B.

8 . Hamilton (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 2-7): QB Kenny Gray can play and but losing WR Joe Schmidt is a problem. They are going to have to establish a semblance of a running attack for the offense to be at all effective. The running game needs to get better in order for Hamilton to not look like a poor’s man’s version of old Middlebury.   

9 (tie). University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(Final 2018 record: 0-9; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Bates and HCOF Malik Hall will win a game this year. We like QB Costa and his athleticism…not sure Costa is well suited for the “Air Raid”.

9 (tie). Bowdoin (Final 2018 record: 1-8; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Welcome to Maine, HCOF BJ Hammer….We liked HCOF Wells but we wonder if he second guessed his decision to leave Endicott for “greener” pastures…how long will it be before HCOF Hammer regrets coming to the school where coaches come to “fail”? We like RB Richam, if he can stay healthy…we do not like their QB situation at all.

2018 FINAL NESCACMAN Weekly Power Rankings

1. Hartford State (8-1; last week’s rank:1 Season grade: A (had a loss).   

2. Amhurst (8-1; LW:2): Season grade: A- (lost to HS).

3. Tufts (7-2; LW:3): Season grade: B+ (only loses to HS and Amhurst).

4. Wesleyan (5-4; LW:4): Season grade: C (talent was better than record).

5. Middlebury (5-4; LW:5): Season grade: C (MID with QB issues?).

6. That Team Up North (aka Williams)(5-4; LW:6): Season grade: B (finished season badly but better than HCOF Kelton era).

7. Colby (3-6; LW:7):  Season grade: C+ (good ending to season and C-B-B title). 

8. Hamilton (3-6; LW:8): Season grade: C- (need to do better with that talent).

9. Bowdoin (1-8; LW:9): Season grade: D+ (did break losing streak but that’s about it). 

10. University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(0-9; LW:10: Season grade: D (no wins).

NESCACMAN’s Picks
2018 Season: 36-9
2017 Season: 35-10
2016 Season: 32-8
2015 Season: 30-10
2014 Season: 30-10
2013 Season: 32-8
Career: 195-55 (.780 winning percentage)




Rumors of NSCACMANS demise were grossly exaggerated.
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15995 on: September 13, 2019, 11:07:25 pm »
2019 Week #1 NESCACMAN Preview

Welcome to Week #1 in the NESCAC…in the league where they “pay to play”….this week’s picks:

University of Bates (Lewiston Campus) at Amwurst College: Total mismatch…this will be a scrimmage for the Lord Mammoths…

Amwurst 35 UBates 7
Point Spread: Amhurst giving 21 points.
Weather: Cloudy. High of 73.

Hamilton College at Bowdoin College: Welcome to the NESCAC HCOF Hammer…HAM QB Gray is the difference here…Richam will need to run wild for BOW to have a shot… 

Hamilton 28 Bowdoin 21
Point Spread: Hamilton giving 3 points.
Weather: Showers. High of 63.

Hartford State at Tufts University: The 2019 HS championship train is leaving the station, HS8-0, you on-board?…tough opener for the new Jumbo QB…

Hartford State 35 Tufts 21
Point Spread: Hartford State giving 10 points.
Weather: Mostly cloudy. High of 76.

Colby College at Wesleyan University: Very good Wes D against 2nd year COL QB Hersch…new QB(s) for Wes…interesting game on the oldest football field in America...

Wesleyan 28 Colby 14
Point Spread: Wesleyan giving 7 points.
Weather: Mostly cloudy. High of 74.

NESCAC Game of the Week

TTUN at Middlebury College: Two mirror image teams of each other…TTUN is better at QB and better in the secondary plus they do not lose in Vermont…that’s the difference in this one…

TTUN 24 MID 21
Point Spread: MID giving 1 point. 
Weather: AM rain. High of 70.

NESCACMAN’s Picks (winners)
2018 Season: 36-9
2017 Season: 35-10
2016 Season: 32-8
2015 Season: 30-10
2014 Season: 30-10
2013 Season: 32-8
Career: 195-55 (.780 winning percentage)


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« Reply #15996 on: September 13, 2019, 11:11:29 pm »
NESCACMAN 2019 Preseason NESCAC Weekly Power Rankings

Welcome to the 2019 NESCAC season in the league where they “pay to play”!!! Should be an exciting year with a(nother) new head coach in Maine (does Bowdoin only hire coaches with beards?”), new starting QBs at Wes and Tufts, a new league schedule, new players and lots of new posters on “the Board”…should be fun. One big change this year in NESCAC…looks like the league is back to “the have’s” and “the have not’s” (C-B-B plus Hamilton). For those of you new to the Board, here’s what to expect each week expect from NESCACMAN….weekly power rankings generally on Monday or Tuesday every week and our popular weekly picks game by game picks on Friday (the most accurate NESCAC picks in the country) and we will also throw in a few special features during the year to keep everyone wildly entertained. Here we go….

1. Hartford State (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 8-1): HS will again contend for the league title in 2019. Give them credit…they reload every year. Big shoes to fill at RB. They will not be the first NESCAC team to go 9-0 in football. Lowest academically ranked NESCAC football that plays football (aka “safety school”)....maybe they can convince Conn College to play football? 

2. Amhurst (Final 2018 record: 8-1; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 7-2): Need to replace 2x NESCAC Defensive POTY Andrew Yamin. Steady but not flashy performers on offense. Wurst mascot in the league, hands down. Can they score enough to win? They won’t need to score a ton, however. Tough end of the season schedule.

3 (tie). Wesleyan (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Wes will start a new QB for the first time in 4 years as all-league QB Piccirillo graduates. They have the defensive POTY candidate DT Gooden. Favorable early part of the schedule should help break in the new QB.

3 (tie). The Team from Up North (“TTUN”)(aka Williams)(Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): Step back in 2018 as injuries hit TTUN hard. Coach Raymond is getting this program back to respectability after the years of damage done to the program by former HCOF Kelton. We think this Team is at least a year away from being able to consistently compete with the upper echelon of the ‘CAC. QB Maimoron is top notch. Heart of the team are juniors.

3 (tie). Tufts (Final 2018 record: 7-2; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 6-3): We think the OG Elephants will take a step back with a new QB taking the spot of QB Ryan McDonald.

6. Middlebury (Final 2018 record: 5-4; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 5-4): Although the offense is much more balanced, they have too many holes to fill in a secondary that frankly did not get it done in 2018.

7. Colby (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 3-6): The rebuild of the program continues with HCOF Cosgrove. Seems like they have solved the QB problem but they lost RB Jake Schwern. Colby is our pick to win the 2019 version of the annual pillow fight also known as the C-B-B.

8 . Hamilton (Final 2018 record: 3-6; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 2-7): QB Kenny Gray can play and but losing WR Joe Schmidt is a problem. They are going to have to establish a semblance of a running attack for the offense to be at all effective. The running game needs to get better in order for Hamilton to not look like a poor’s man’s version of old Middlebury.   

9 (tie). University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(Final 2018 record: 0-9; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Bates and HCOF Malik Hall will win a game this year. We like QB Costa and his athleticism…not sure Costa is well suited for the “Air Raid”.

9 (tie). Bowdoin (Final 2018 record: 1-8; projected NESCACMAN 2019 record: 1-8): Welcome to Maine, HCOF BJ Hammer….We liked HCOF Wells but we wonder if he second guessed his decision to leave Endicott for “greener” pastures…how long will it be before HCOF Hammer regrets coming to the school where coaches come to “fail”? We like RB Richam, if he can stay healthy…we do not like their QB situation at all.

2018 FINAL NESCACMAN Weekly Power Rankings

1. Hartford State (8-1; last week’s rank:1 Season grade: A (had a loss).   

2. Amhurst (8-1; LW:2): Season grade: A- (lost to HS).

3. Tufts (7-2; LW:3): Season grade: B+ (only loses to HS and Amhurst).

4. Wesleyan (5-4; LW:4): Season grade: C (talent was better than record).

5. Middlebury (5-4; LW:5): Season grade: C (MID with QB issues?).

6. That Team Up North (aka Williams)(5-4; LW:6): Season grade: B (finished season badly but better than HCOF Kelton era).

7. Colby (3-6; LW:7):  Season grade: C+ (good ending to season and C-B-B title). 

8. Hamilton (3-6; LW:8): Season grade: C- (need to do better with that talent).

9. Bowdoin (1-8; LW:9): Season grade: D+ (did break losing streak but that’s about it). 

10. University of Bates (Lewiston Campus)(0-9; LW:10: Season grade: D (no wins).

NESCACMAN’s Picks
2018 Season: 36-9
2017 Season: 35-10
2016 Season: 32-8
2015 Season: 30-10
2014 Season: 30-10
2013 Season: 32-8
Career: 195-55 (.780 winning percentage)




Rumors of NSCACMANS demise were grossly exaggerated.

Hey Lumber, in the words of the immortal Triple H, "Suck it!!!"...haha
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15997 on: September 13, 2019, 11:19:12 pm »
Bowdoin 28 Hamilton 21
All the NBN guys picked Hamilton- I don't see it that way.

Until Bowdoin gets a real QB, they are a threat to lose any and all games...

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« Reply #15998 on: September 13, 2019, 11:27:47 pm »
When I was at Ivy camps my son did OK on his SATs (1300) and I had this feeling "what if his SATs are not good enough" (I went through this with my other son, with the "bands"). I started to panic a bit, his goal was Ivy/NESCAC. The panic subsided when I spoke to the Trinity coach at a Yale camp and I learned they didn't use SAT scores(you could, but not necessary). He managed to up his score to the point of not worrying and the target was a sub 20% acceptance rate....mission accomplished!

I bring this up and I know it's a sore spot for the Trinity fans, but 34% acceptance(and no SAT scores) vs 15% acceptance rate definitely has something to do with Trinity's dominance and the talent they attract

Right on!!!

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #15999 on: September 13, 2019, 11:32:22 pm »
Where is Nescacman?????

Have no fear, NESCACMAN is here!!!

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #16000 on: September 13, 2019, 11:34:17 pm »
Come on, folks, anything to talk about OTHER than Trinity's admissions? 

Here's a guess at how I'd tier teams heading into the season:

1. Trinity
2. Amherst/Williams
3. Tufts/Colby/Wesleyan/Middlebury
4. Hamilton
5. Bates/Bowdoin

Nescac, we would move TTUN to the third tier, create a new tier for MID and put the Mules with HAM...otherwise, we concur..
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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #16001 on: September 13, 2019, 11:38:48 pm »
Dude, Hamilton didn't lose Joe Schmidt. (Unless he missed the bus to Brunswick) He's a senior.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #16002 on: September 13, 2019, 11:45:31 pm »
Dude, Hamilton didn't lose Joe Schmidt. (Unless he missed the bus to Brunswick) He's a senior.

Our sources in Clinton tell us he is injured and will not play for awhile...we wish him well.

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Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Reply #16003 on: September 14, 2019, 01:22:33 pm »

Any other Amherst or Bates followers struggling to get the video stream?

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« Reply #16004 on: September 14, 2019, 01:48:24 pm »
Apologies for the tardiness on this report but it appears the injury bug has already hit the Ephs before a snap has been played...no Rooney today on the line with a knee injury...no Burke or Morrison either for an already depleted receiving corps...