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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6600 on: January 02, 2021, 12:37:19 pm »

Agreed.
Truly one of a kind & so fortunate that I was around for some of his more colorful teams & showmanship.
The man oozed personality, that's for sure.
RIP coach.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6601 on: January 02, 2021, 10:46:11 pm »
Misericordia beat Scranton to win the 1995 Laurel Line Tournament and hosted the 1996 tournament.  At the pre-tournament press conference, coach Bessoir pointed to the trophy, which featured a model railroad car and said "That was my train when I was a child....  I want it back."  Classic. 
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6602 on: January 05, 2021, 06:24:13 pm »

Lefty:

Just wondering, did Bess ever get his train back??  ;)

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6603 on: January 05, 2021, 07:03:42 pm »
Misericordia beat Scranton to win the 1995 Laurel Line Tournament and hosted the 1996 tournament.  At the pre-tournament press conference, coach Bessoir pointed to the trophy, which featured a model railroad car and said "That was my train when I was a child....  I want it back."  Classic.

In my youth I've ridden on the Laurel Line railroad to get to Rocky Glen amusement park. My memory may be incorrect, however.  ::)

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6604 on: January 05, 2021, 09:31:57 pm »

Lefty:

Just wondering, did Bess ever get his train back??  ;)

He did get it back, but not that year.  He then held on to it for three years before vacating the title.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6605 on: January 07, 2021, 04:08:12 pm »
When was the last Laurel Line tournament played?
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6606 on: January 07, 2021, 09:18:04 pm »
When was the last Laurel Line tournament played?
The 25th and final Laurel Line was played in 2016.

Link includes a photo with coach Bessoir's train: 

https://athletics.misericordia.edu/news/2016/11/19/mens-basketball-mu-pulls-away-from-wpu-to-win-mccarthy-tire-laurel-line.aspx

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6607 on: January 11, 2021, 04:17:15 pm »
YES!!!!


https://www.landmarkconference.org/general/2020-21/releases/13112021-return-to-play-spring


The Landmark Conference Presidents’ Council has endorsed a plan to conduct collegiate competition during the 2021 spring semester. As consistent with all decisions at the conference level, the safety and well-being of student-athletes remains the primary goal of the Landmark Conference.

In light of the varied rates of COVID-19 spread and the differences in legal restrictions across the jurisdictions where the Conference plays, the Presidents have proposed that Conference activities occur only among member schools that are willing and able to compete.  They also agree that participating schools should refrain from playing if they pose or face a danger of spreading the virus.

This announcement is to aid student-athletes, families, coaches, and campuses in planning. The Presidents Council and conference leadership will continue to monitor state and local guidance regarding COVID-19. Decisions related to all athletics schedules will be subject to the realities of the pandemic as the coming winter and spring seasons approach.

The council approved February 5 as the tentative start of its conference basketball schedule with the intent of submitting the league champion as the automatic-qualifier to the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.

The league’s swimming & diving championship will be conducted at campus sites over a three-weekend period with times/scores at different sites being compiled to crown top finishers in each event along with a league champion.

The league is working on an expanded non-traditional season with multiple dates of competition for fall sports whose 2020 seasons were cancelled. Any changes to the approved spring sport schedules or Championship dates will be communicated prior to the start of their preseason training.

The Landmark Presidents Council recognize the complexity of the decision to compete and agree that each member must make decisions that are appropriate for their institution based upon the public health situation in their specific jurisdiction while putting the health and safety of their students and communities first. The Conference supports the decision of each school to opt out of play altogether or as the season progresses.

The Landmark Conference continues to support the NCAA Guidelines for the Resocialization of Sport along with internal policies & procedures regarding a return to play.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.landmarkconference.org and the member’s individual athletic websites for the latest schedules and championship information which will be posted in the coming weeks.

 
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6608 on: January 11, 2021, 06:55:20 pm »
Don't be surprised if some other schools back out. Susquehanna and Goucher are already out and talking to several the feeling is some others may back out as well. The language in this feels that way as well.

I think there are two or so that may back out - and may not have any choice in their circumstances.

I applaud any chance to try and give student-athletes the chance to play, but I completely understand the challenges college administrations face in their unique places ... and how each president is different.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6609 on: January 11, 2021, 07:30:27 pm »
The University of Scranton Department of Athletics will announce later this week its plans for winter sports competition during the Spring 2021 semester. The announcement will be shared on athletics.scranton.edu and on Scranton's Athletics social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RoyalAthletics.

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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6610 on: January 12, 2021, 05:34:03 pm »
We are a go! Scranton announces they are in. Hopefully they aren't the only ones.
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Re: Landmark Conference
« Reply #6611 on: January 13, 2021, 06:29:42 pm »

Right now the schedule looks like a home & away with Moravian.
Danzig can do this...win both, go undefeated, & get the Landmark AQ for the playoffs.
No Susquehanna to worry about this season. 
Print the playoff tickets.  ;)