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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4785 on: July 12, 2019, 01:12:46 pm »
When the PAC was formed, Allegheny College was a charter member and W&J joined the next year. I don't think they ever played football before then, but from 1956 until Allegheny left to join the NCAC they played very year, and fairly often after Allegheny left the conference, including the famous O'T Playoff thriiler played in the snow in Meadville in 1987 (a 23-17 win for W&J). W&J leads the series 21-20-1.


You got me interested in the history of the PAC, so I dug in a little deeper.

I show W&J and Allegany joining at the same time in 1958. 

Founders were John Carroll, Case Tech, Western Reserve, and Wayne State in 1955. 

Interesting to see the geographic shift move from Cleveland-Detroit to essentially Pittsburgh-Western PA.

IMAGE SOURCE:  Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidents%27_Athletic_Conference

Two interesting notes:

1) Eastern Michigan was once a member of the PAC!
2) When the Western Reserve and Case Tech teams merged in 1970, they stayed in the PAC as the combined team
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4786 on: July 12, 2019, 01:48:47 pm »

You got me interested in the history of the PAC, so I dug in a little deeper.

I show W&J and Allegany joining at the same time in 1958. 

Founders were John Carroll, Case Tech, Western Reserve, and Wayne State in 1955. 

Interesting to see the geographic shift move from Cleveland-Detroit to essentially Pittsburgh-Western PA.

IMAGE SOURCE:  Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidents%27_Athletic_Conference

Two interesting notes:

1) Eastern Michigan was once a member of the PAC!
2) When the Western Reserve and Case Tech teams merged in 1970, they stayed in the PAC as the combined team

What I find  interesting is the President's run the league not ADs that is where the conference name comes from.  I wonder if it still runs that way.

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4787 on: July 15, 2019, 02:13:23 pm »
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4788 on: July 17, 2019, 10:11:05 pm »
In other off season news - the new Struthers High School’s athletic complex, which pretty much sits on the Ohio- Pennsylvania border of PAC country, is being named after one of the (Case) Western Reserve football alumnus greats, Steve Belichick:

https://www.vindy.com/news/2019/jul/17/struthers-complex-named-for-belichick/
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4789 on: July 19, 2019, 06:00:23 pm »
What I find  interesting is the President's run the league not ADs that is where the conference name comes from.  I wonder if it still runs that way.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4790 on: July 20, 2019, 10:53:39 pm »
CWRU new locker rooms beginning to look pretty slick:

https://mobile.twitter.com/DebeljakGreg/status/1151846918659727361

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4793 on: July 26, 2019, 02:47:18 pm »
PAC Media Day Tues Aug 6

http://pacathletics.org/news/2019/7/24/pac-announces-lineup-for-annual-football-media-day.aspx

Interesting to see CWRU is bringing their sophomore QB, in the line up of all seniors (minus the Westminster guy).

And perhaps even more interesting to see that every player hails from PA (minus the Grove City guy).
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4794 on: August 06, 2019, 08:49:05 pm »
W&J and  CWRU 1-2 in PAC Poll  W&J by a big margin 23 first place votes to 6.

http://pacathletics.org/news/2019/8/4/w-j-headlines-pac-preseason-football-poll.aspx
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4795 on: August 07, 2019, 11:51:44 am »
W&J and  CWRU 1-2 in PAC Poll  W&J by a big margin 23 first place votes to 6.

http://pacathletics.org/news/2019/8/4/w-j-headlines-pac-preseason-football-poll.aspx

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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4796 on: August 14, 2019, 05:00:52 pm »
Here is the pre season report from W&J

https://gopresidents.com/news/2019/8/12/preseason-preview-2019-football.aspx

Some holes to fill, but for the past 35 years, it has basically been reload rather than rebuild.
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Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Reply #4797 on: August 16, 2019, 10:37:50 am »
Congrats to PAC's d3football.com pre-season All-Americans

First Team  Justin Wolf  WR  W&J

Third Team  Wesley Schools  RB  Grove City
                  Colt Morgan  WR  CWRU


https://www.d3football.com/awards/all-americans/2019-preseason
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