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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61320 on: September 24, 2020, 12:38:44 pm »

No Mount Union people posting. Everyone must be watching the 2007 playoff game between the Raiders and St. John Fisher. Rah! 💤 ‼️

All I can say, that no Mount Union Football is a huge disappointment this fall. I really do not think Spring football means
a whole lot other than, it allows those seniors to finish their careers before graduation.

For me, last year's loss to North Central was one of the most disappointing games I have seen. No defense and absent
coaching as well.  >:(

The problem is we will have to wait another year to move forward in a normal way. After losses to UWW in the Stagg, there was always the next year and its anticipation, With Covid that is not possible.
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61321 on: September 24, 2020, 06:09:06 pm »
Hello all!

Usually I post items about WashU games that I have or will broadcast, or about general observations from other games and events.  However, this post regards a topic that is quite a bit different--with the athletic shoe being on the broadcaster's foot.

I am going to attempt to cover 100 miles in a solo charity ultramarathon through an event that I have organized.  "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" will be conducted in the subdivision where I live in St. Charles, MO, to raise awareness and research funds for Rett syndrome.  I get started at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, October 3 and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 4.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, here is the link to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

Jay Murry
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61322 on: October 09, 2020, 08:27:15 am »
I was scrolling through Mount records and wanted to pose a question to any of our veteran posters.  Russ Kring is second in career rushing yds/gm at 133 yds.  And that's second best by a wide margin trailing only Kmic.  Can anyone who saw him play in the 80's tell us about him?  Seems like he was a stud.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61323 on: October 09, 2020, 01:22:19 pm »
I was scrolling through Mount records and wanted to pose a question to any of our veteran posters.  Russ Kring is second in career rushing yds/gm at 133 yds.  And that's second best by a wide margin trailing only Kmic.  Can anyone who saw him play in the 80's tell us about him?  Seems like he was a stud.

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He WAS a stud. But also a little shy. When I first met him, he was very quiet, very unassuming. On the field, he was something else'

Not only was he a good running back, he was also, because of his size, a terrific blocking back. During a playoff game against Augustana at Mount Union, he was injured in the first half. I don"t remember if he played the second half or not, but in any case, a blocking back of his ability was lost. Mount lost 16-7.

He really was a double threat. He has an insurance office on State Street just about across  from the College. His name is on the sign out front.

And yes, I was at the game mentioned above as well as many other games in which he played. Good guy who will be long remembered.  ;D
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61324 on: October 10, 2020, 01:31:55 pm »
 Count Dracula....Russ Kring was a "baby bull' type back but with really good speed. Think Dan Pugh but a little bigger and more of an inside runner. If I'm not mistaken, he was hurt in the game we lost to John Carroll one year. JCU had a great throwing QB and we needed Kring to control the ball.

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« Reply #61325 on: October 10, 2020, 03:25:11 pm »
Thank you, purple and 57.  +k to you both.  I'm old enough (and Mount's ascension relatively new enough) that I've seen a good chunk of the guys littering the record book.  But that one just caught my eye because it seemed like such an outlier statistically. 

The other thing I noticed in the records was the move away from having the star skill guy return kicks.  Moore, Pugh and Kmic all did it, but that trend seems to have gone away over the years.  Maybe injury concern is more of a factor than back then.  I recall seeing it from time to time situationally after those guys, but I don't recall it being like back when Chuck Moore was the kick returner.  Back there every kick off, every game until you were done for the day. 

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61326 on: October 14, 2020, 08:34:56 pm »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61327 on: October 14, 2020, 09:14:46 pm »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

Annapolis, and the Naval Academy itself, are well worth the trip. However, December on the Atlantic seaboard doesn't bode well for good weather.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61328 on: October 15, 2020, 11:32:58 am »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

Annapolis, and the Naval Academy itself, are well worth the trip. However, December on the Atlantic seaboard doesn't bode well for good weather.

The promise of good weather wasnít realized in either of the Shenandoah, TX Stagg Bowls so Iím totally ok with the championships committee shuffling weather considerations all the way to the bottom of the priority list.
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #61329 on: October 15, 2020, 11:56:20 am »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

Annapolis, and the Naval Academy itself, are well worth the trip. However, December on the Atlantic seaboard doesn't bode well for good weather.

The promise of good weather wasnít realized in either of the Shenandoah, TX Stagg Bowls so Iím totally ok with the championships committee shuffling weather considerations all the way to the bottom of the priority list.

Yeah. I have no problem with it. Salem didn't promise anything either, and Canton is just as unlikely to be warm and sunny. However, that close to the water, you add a whole new level of chill on a bad day. But as I said, visiting Annapolis, and the Naval Academy, is well worth the trip.

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« Reply #61330 on: October 16, 2020, 08:03:25 am »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

Annapolis, and the Naval Academy itself, are well worth the trip. However, December on the Atlantic seaboard doesn't bode well for good weather.

The promise of good weather wasnít realized in either of the Shenandoah, TX Stagg Bowls so Iím totally ok with the championships committee shuffling weather considerations all the way to the bottom of the priority list.

Yeah. I have no problem with it. Salem didn't promise anything either, and Canton is just as unlikely to be warm and sunny. However, that close to the water, you add a whole new level of chill on a bad day. But as I said, visiting Annapolis, and the Naval Academy, is well worth the trip.

Humble, TX I could do without, but I like the other locations.  My wife is excited about Annapolis.  Weather has seldom been good for the Stagg Bowl, especially since it was moved to Friday night. 
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« Reply #61331 on: October 16, 2020, 01:16:42 pm »
It looks like the NCAA has decided on the venues for the next few years of D3 football championships.
2021 Canton
2022 Annapolis, MD Naval Academy
2023 Salem, VA 50th Stagg Bowl anniversary
2024 Humble, TX
2025 Canton, OH

I think this is exciting. Of course I'm excited about the Canton flavor, but I've always wanted to go visit the Naval Academy.
Thoughts?

Annapolis, and the Naval Academy itself, are well worth the trip. However, December on the Atlantic seaboard doesn't bode well for good weather.

The promise of good weather wasnít realized in either of the Shenandoah, TX Stagg Bowls so Iím totally ok with the championships committee shuffling weather considerations all the way to the bottom of the priority list.

Yeah. I have no problem with it. Salem didn't promise anything either, and Canton is just as unlikely to be warm and sunny. However, that close to the water, you add a whole new level of chill on a bad day. But as I said, visiting Annapolis, and the Naval Academy, is well worth the trip.

Humble, TX I could do without, but I like the other locations.  My wife is excited about Annapolis.  Weather has seldom been good for the Stagg Bowl, especially since it was moved to Friday night.

I am really surprised that they decided to go back for another bite of the Houston-adjacent apple.  I would love to know how the organizing group there addressed Shenandoah's shortcomings and how it will be different this time around in their bid. 
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