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Offline Ralph Turner

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19830 on: July 14, 2018, 09:47:05 am »
My impression is the move to D3 was one of the imperatives of the new hire, President Michael Tidwell.

https://www.uttyler.edu/president/about.php

President Tidwell has been very vocal about a D2 mission and vision.

I am not sure why the UT Regents considered "D2" better than the very successful program they have in D3.

Going to the Gulf South Conference allows UT Tyler to develop its programs in the absence of a familiar metric... "Well you lost to TAMU-Commerce ... TAMU West Texas... Midwestern State ... by 40 points!"  that would be present in the Lone Star Conference.

Travel will be no less in the Gulf South Conference. It is more than 600 miles to University of West Florida.



Okay, only 592 to Pensacola which is equidistant to Alpine TX, and 850 miles to Valdosta GA,
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 05:51:02 pm by Ralph Turner »

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19831 on: July 14, 2018, 11:10:48 am »
Right -- but their intentions and Division II's intentions weren't guaranteed to be in alignment until this. :)

What are those intentions?

UTT intended to go to D-II. It isn't guaranteed that D-II intended to take UTT until this.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19832 on: July 14, 2018, 11:18:18 am »
I spoke with a former coach at Texas-Tyler about the move. That coach's read was that the University really wants to be Division I, similar to the other UT branch campuses, and this is a stop along the way. That coach also wondered if Texas-Dallas and maybe East Texas Baptist would try to follow the same path.

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19833 on: July 15, 2018, 12:19:03 am »
UMHB has a new kicker coming. All he did was kick a 54 yd game winning Fg in a Bi-District game.
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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19834 on: July 15, 2018, 01:05:32 am »
Thanks, I'll do my own research.

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The Big 33 Football Classic is an all-star American football game featuring the top high-school football players in Pennsylvania. Played since 1957, the game is often described as the "Super Bowl of High School Football." Contests currently pit players from Pennsylvania against players from Maryland, but opponents in the past have also included players from Ohio and Texas. Recent games have been held at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

So, I remember the years 1964-67 when it was Pennsylvania vs Texas.That's what I asked about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_33_Football_Classic

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Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #19835 on: July 15, 2018, 06:06:14 am »

D O.C.

We have an Ohio vs Pennsylvania game every year. So there! 🏈😋