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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50415 on: July 11, 2018, 08:22:00 pm »
As it turns out, Cascione doesn't have another year of eligibility, so he's done.  (Don't know the details, but heard reliably that was where that landed.)  So looks like Bellamy and Germiniero will battle it out...

Here's my take on Union's skill position players for the upcoming season. The Dutchman are surely going to miss the tenacity and break away threat of Connor Kinzelmann. Keep in mind though that he missed considerable time last year and was hampered by leg injury. That opened the door for FY Travis Demby and an out of nowhere Brett Waller (he appears on no roster) to get the job done. Demby, Waller and maybe Derek Khnaizir will be given first crack to win the job this fall. Look for one of the six incoming frosh RBs to also have a big impact .  At tightend the leading returnees are Pat Ryan and Ryan Schaenman. I hope new OC Kevin Trigonis throws to the position more.  The kicking game graduated both punter and place kicker so who knows? I hope special teams won't be a detriment.
NOW... about the Quarterback.  Nick Cascione has one year of eligibility left and I'm assuming he's coming back. He's started the majority of games the last three seasons. Last year's backup Will Bellamy should be itching to play and there's John Germinerio ( brother of Brockport standout Joe) who deserves a chance. Cascione is certainly capable though he struggles at times. Dlip I have NO IDEA how this shakes out. I can say that coach Behrman must have confidence in what he's got since he only recruited one QB.

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50416 on: July 11, 2018, 11:15:35 pm »
You are correct Union2000. A liitle research reveals that Cascione spent the 2014 season sitting the bench at Sacred Heart University before he found his way to Union. The confusion stems from him being cited in the wrong class on Union's roster ...2015(fr)2016(soph)and 2017(jr). I should have known he was done since he did participate in last season's Senior Day.  >:(
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 07:15:43 pm by UfanBill »

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50417 on: July 12, 2018, 10:44:40 am »
dlip knew there was something funky with Cascione's eligibility but for some reason thought he was coming back. Well, the Bellemy/Germinerio competition should be great to watch. The door is open for both. Who will take it? dlip's guess is Bellemy, the kid is very talented IDHO. Competition is a great thing. Thanks for the info fellas.

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50418 on: July 12, 2018, 08:39:55 pm »
Congrats to RPI on coming in at #25 in the d3football.com preseason poll. dlip believes the Engineers earned this ranking with the excellent play at the end of last season. dlip feels Marionopolous is one of the top LL players to watch. It will be interesting to see what the Engineers put together this coming season.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50419 on: July 15, 2018, 10:19:01 am »
Congrats to RPI on#25 Pre season Ranking , as the Engineers certainly deserve kudos for last years LL title and strong showing in the playoffs. Looks like they have their offense back from last year but some key losses on defense with 6 Seniors lost to graduation. Hobart seemed to have solved the Engineers last year with a 30-0 win, but that will probably motivate the Engineers in 2018 with the game in Troy. Despite the ranking, I still think that Ithaca may have the edge going into the season with Union and Hobart in the mix for the title. Last year Hobart  was ranked #14 in the preseason poll , which is usually a hangover from the previous season results, so it will be interesting to see how the teams develop during the year. I think this will be a very competitive season.Just a few weeks to the openers with the Statesmen measuring themselves against #6 Brockport in week one.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50420 on: July 15, 2018, 03:00:44 pm »
RPI is bringing back 7 starters on defense according to Coach RI.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50421 on: July 16, 2018, 07:41:04 am »
RPI is bringing back 7 starters on defense according to Coach RI.
RPI started 6 Seniors on defense in 9 of 11 games last year losing their top two tacklers, two best DBs(11 Ints) and stalwart DL  Malik Joseph to graduation. While it looks like they have decent experience coming into the season, they definitely have some key holes to fill on defense.
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50422 on: July 16, 2018, 11:20:26 am »
Actually one of those DBs is coming back. You'll have to order Kickoff to find out ;)
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50423 on: July 16, 2018, 03:38:48 pm »
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Malone is a Dll Quaker school from Canton, Ohio. Just up the road from Mount Union. Was NAIA UNTIL several years ago. Good luck on the season. ☠🏈

With apologies to any Quakers that may see this, they aren't very good. They lose more than they win. Refused in the past to play Mount. Don't be concerned just because they are D2. 😀
Malone has also refused to play Wesley. Walsh is also another Ohio team that has said no (after being beaten in 2011).
I wasn’t too concerned about SJF playing a D2 team, I was actually more upset that they couldn’t schedule a game against a LL opponent.  Both Union and Hobart had open dates.

Im confused --- I look at the schedule on D3.com and Malone is on the Fisher sched.  On the Fisher site- it shows open date

As it stands now per Fisher- they open against W&J then a 2 week lapse before Ithaca and then Brockport.....Yikes!

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50424 on: July 16, 2018, 03:51:41 pm »
Malone has 9/15 open, but they have 10 games on the rest of the schedule. I'm thinking that game got cancelled for some reason. https://www.malonepioneers.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=133&path=football

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50425 on: July 16, 2018, 04:00:24 pm »
Ok- if that is the case- then why does Fisher not schedule another game?

A LL opponent perhaps?


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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50426 on: July 16, 2018, 04:02:16 pm »
Ok- if that is the case- then why does Fisher not schedule another game?

A LL opponent perhaps?

No idea.

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50427 on: July 16, 2018, 05:26:44 pm »
Malone has 9/15 open, but they have 10 games on the rest of the schedule. I'm thinking that game got cancelled for some reason. https://www.malonepioneers.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=133&path=football

Too bad.  That would have been an interesting game.  Malone is a bad D2 program located in Canton, OH near Mount.  SJF of old would have beaten Malone easily.  I'm not sure what the 2018 Cards are anticipated to look like, but at worst it would have been competitive.

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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50428 on: July 16, 2018, 06:03:03 pm »
Ok- if that is the case- then why does Fisher not schedule another game?

A LL opponent perhaps?
Seriously?...You do understand that schedules have been solidified for months now. Any additions would be very hard to schedule since you would have to find another team with the corresponding open date.   NO Liberty League team has an opening on Sept. 15th though Hobart, Union and RPI all currently have only nine games scheduled. A SJF vs Hobart game could have worked on 9/15 but the Statesmen scheduled Shenandoah instead. Who says the Malone vs SJF game is off? Since Malone is a D2 team it may very well have an 11th game on their schedule. All of the other members of their league, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, are playing 11. 
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Re: FB: Liberty League
« Reply #50429 on: July 16, 2018, 07:45:05 pm »
Ok- if that is the case- then why does Fisher not schedule another game?

A LL opponent perhaps?
Seriously?...You do understand that schedules have been solidified for months now. Any additions would be very hard to schedule since you would have to find another team with the corresponding open date.   NO Liberty League team has an opening on Sept. 15th though Hobart, Union and RPI all currently have only nine games scheduled. A SJF vs Hobart game could have worked on 9/15 but the Statesmen scheduled Shenandoah instead. Who says the Malone vs SJF game is off? Since Malone is a D2 team it may very well have an 11th game on their schedule. All of the other members of their league, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, are playing 11.

For the previous 6 months I had been hoping that SJF/Hobart/Union could have figured out a solution to the 9 game schedule.  As all Hobart fans have now accepted, we actually have a Homecoming/Parents weekend with no football game! At this point the schedules are set in stone.  The silver lining for Hobart may be that they have a bye week before both Ithaca and Union, two revenge games from last season.