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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8910 on: February 23, 2019, 06:09:14 pm »
Hey Pep,

Congratulations on winning the Empire 8 regular season and Conference Championship.  Good luck in the NCAA tournament. Happy for you. 8-)

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8911 on: February 23, 2019, 06:16:57 pm »
Hey Pep,

Congratulations on winning the Empire 8 regular season and Conference Championship.  Good luck in the NCAA tournament. Happy for you. 8-)

Thanks, magicman....perhaps we'll meet in the NCAAs if the Cardinals get an at-large. The snowball is melting in Mayberry. The sap is running. How sweet it is!

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8912 on: February 23, 2019, 06:28:52 pm »
I think with how cheap the NCAA is for first and second round that the Saxons will wind up at either U of R or Oswego, as that's a short bus ride, and a fast trip home on Saturday night, of course they could wind up in some place like Scranton, which isn't any farther than Oswego...
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8913 on: February 24, 2019, 12:26:58 pm »
I think with how cheap the NCAA is for first and second round that the Saxons will wind up at either U of R or Oswego, as that's a short bus ride, and a fast trip home on Saturday night, of course they could wind up in some place like Scranton, which isn't any farther than Oswego...

The committee tries to get four regions to each site, which is much easier to do in the eastern part of the country.  I could see them at Swarthmore or even Randolph-Macon, Christopher Newport or somewhere in Ohio.  500 miles is a pretty wide radius and Alfred is well positioned.
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8914 on: February 24, 2019, 01:41:17 pm »
Hey Pep,

Congratulations on winning the Empire 8 regular season and Conference Championship.  Good luck in the NCAA tournament. Happy for you. 8-)

Thanks, magicman....perhaps we'll meet in the NCAAs if the Cardinals get an at-large. The snowball is melting in Mayberry. The sap is running. How sweet it is!


Congrats to Pep and his Saxon Warriors! Good luck in the NCAAs!

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8915 on: February 24, 2019, 04:08:17 pm »


This is it! The regular season is over. The conference titles have been handed out and 86 teams know they will be playing next week in the NCAA Division III men's and women's Championship Tournaments!

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8916 on: February 24, 2019, 07:31:17 pm »
Been a real long time since one my of posts has been on this board but just have to give a "shout out" to AU Pep... always a class act who has his team in the dance!  Congratulations!!  Perhaps an Oswego, Rochester, Alfred , Scranton pod??

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8917 on: February 24, 2019, 08:07:31 pm »
Been a real long time since one my of posts has been on this board but just have to give a "shout out" to AU Pep... always a class act who has his team in the dance!  Congratulations!!  Perhaps an Oswego, Rochester, Alfred , Scranton pod??

Thanks, With Age! Will just wait and see. No matter where the Saxons go, the fans will follow.

So excited for these kids...hard workers every one of them...see them in the library when they're not in the gym. After AU graduated its two bigs last year, Pep asked Coach Phillips if he was getting some big boys to replace them. Boy, did he! The freshmen Twin Towers have been a pleasant surprise and a couple "big" reasons the Saxons are where they are, thanks to the leadership and hunger of our four seniors.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8918 on: February 27, 2019, 05:02:46 pm »
Alfred actually has a snowball's chance in hell of being ranked. The at-large chances are ... none.

Hmmmmm....

Final Regional Rankings
    East              
1    Oswego State    22-5    22-5    3
2    Rochester    20-5    20-5    1
3    Plattsburgh State    20-6    20-6    2
     No at-large bids below here.
4    Brockport    17-11    17-11    5
5    Alfred    21-4    23-4    --
6    Skidmore    19-6    19-7    4
7    St. John Fisher    18-9    18-9    --
8    Hobart    17-11    17-11    --

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8919 on: February 27, 2019, 05:19:52 pm »
Alfred actually has a snowball's chance in hell of being ranked. The at-large chances are ... none.

Hmmmmm....

Final Regional Rankings
    East              
1    Oswego State    22-5    22-5    3
2    Rochester    20-5    20-5    1
3    Plattsburgh State    20-6    20-6    2
     No at-large bids below here.
4    Brockport    17-11    17-11    5
5    Alfred    21-4    23-4    --
6    Skidmore    19-6    19-7    4
7    St. John Fisher    18-9    18-9    --
8    Hobart    17-11    17-11    --

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Pep....here's hoping the Saxon Warriors keep surprising the experts!
Glad to see Hobart creep into the rankings...good luck to Skidmore , they could surprise as well!
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8920 on: February 27, 2019, 05:55:33 pm »
Alfred actually has a snowball's chance in hell of being ranked. The at-large chances are ... none.

Hmmmmm....

Final Regional Rankings
    East              
1    Oswego State    22-5    22-5    3
2    Rochester    20-5    20-5    1
3    Plattsburgh State    20-6    20-6    2
     No at-large bids below here.
4    Brockport    17-11    17-11    5
5    Alfred    21-4    23-4    --
6    Skidmore    19-6    19-7    4
7    St. John Fisher    18-9    18-9    --
8    Hobart    17-11    17-11    --

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Pep....here's hoping the Saxon Warriors keep surprising the experts!
Glad to see Hobart creep into the rankings...good luck to Skidmore , they could surprise as well!
Go E8 and LL!

Uncharted waters for the Saxons...just hoping, unlike Wile E. Coyote, they can catch those Roadrunners. Then maybe they can cage the Falcons or ground the Captains, whichever survives. No expectations, really, just hoping AU can well represent the E8 and Upstate NY.

Remember some great games in the old Men's Gym against ICAC foes Hobart, Clarkson, SLU, Union, RIT, then in McLane Center in its infancy in the early 70s.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8921 on: February 27, 2019, 05:58:14 pm »
Bartman:

Does Hobart do the ECAC thing? In years past, the ECAC sent AU deep into the woods of Pennsylvania....didn't fare well for the Saxons.
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8922 on: February 27, 2019, 06:22:36 pm »
No Hobart in the ECAC tourney which starts tonight.

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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8923 on: February 28, 2019, 10:07:54 am »
Bartman:

Does Hobart do the ECAC thing? In years past, the ECAC sent AU deep into the woods of Pennsylvania....didn't fare well for the Saxons.
NCAA or bust
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Re: Empire 8
« Reply #8924 on: February 28, 2019, 10:32:57 am »
Bartman:

Does Hobart do the ECAC thing? In years past, the ECAC sent AU deep into the woods of Pennsylvania....didn't fare well for the Saxons.
NCAA or bust

Pep hasn't been a real fan of the ECAC thing....not enough Upstate NY teams participate to make it worthwhile. Trips to Pennsylvania have been less than dandy. But hoping a trip to Virginia will be fruitful!


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