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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7275 on: September 22, 2020, 07:48:54 pm »
My question is what good would saving a year of eligibility do? If they're on campus they're probably still graduating in 4 years and moving on so they end up graduating with a year of eligibility left. If they're taking the year away from school they should still be able to get their 4 years of playing in.
Certainly every school and conference is different and some places it might be more useful, but I don't see much benefit in this particular situation to preserving eligibility.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7276 on: September 23, 2020, 03:44:10 pm »
My question is what good would saving a year of eligibility do? If they're on campus they're probably still graduating in 4 years and moving on so they end up graduating with a year of eligibility left. If they're taking the year away from school they should still be able to get their 4 years of playing in.
Certainly every school and conference is different and some places it might be more useful, but I don't see much benefit in this particular situation to preserving eligibility.

This was pretty much my question too, but then I saw that article mentioned on the CCIW board that all but 2 of the current seniors from NCC are going to come back and play next year.  I was shocked by that.  I would have guessed less than half came back, but I guess I'm way off.  Most D3 schools aren't cheap.  I can't believe the NCC scenario would be the norm.

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7277 on: September 23, 2020, 08:24:16 pm »
My question is what good would saving a year of eligibility do? If they're on campus they're probably still graduating in 4 years and moving on so they end up graduating with a year of eligibility left. If they're taking the year away from school they should still be able to get their 4 years of playing in.
Certainly every school and conference is different and some places it might be more useful, but I don't see much benefit in this particular situation to preserving eligibility.

This was pretty much my question too, but then I saw that article mentioned on the CCIW board that all but 2 of the current seniors from NCC are going to come back and play next year.  I was shocked by that.  I would have guessed less than half came back, but I guess I'm way off.  Most D3 schools aren't cheap.  I can't believe the NCC scenario would be the norm.

Nobody says those students have to be enrolled this fall.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7278 on: September 24, 2020, 06:10:07 pm »
Hello all!

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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7279 on: October 10, 2020, 02:16:12 am »
First game of the season for the HCAC is here and as has been the case for several years it's Manchester-Trine.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7280 on: October 10, 2020, 01:12:17 pm »
Manchester offense with a 3 and out to open the game... Trine drives down but a good goal line stand holds the Thunder to just 3.
The play clock is really weird... sometimes counts by 1 second, sometimes as much as 5... it's all over the place. 22... 20... 17... 12... 10... 7... 6...
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7281 on: October 10, 2020, 01:23:47 pm »
Manchester offense with a 3 and out to open the game... Trine drives down but a good goal line stand holds the Thunder to just 3.
The play clock is really weird... sometimes counts by 1 second, sometimes as much as 5... it's all over the place. 22... 20... 17... 12... 10... 7... 6...

Where to watch: https://www.d3football.com/notables/2020/10/trine-manchester-broadcast

Seems like a function of the interface that they would be using to get the stadium scoreboard onto the broadcast. The broadcast position is all the way across the field from where the scoreboard equipment is and so they would be transmitting it wirelessly ... plus the broadcast computer has to be capable of processing all that data, and maybe it's not.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7282 on: October 10, 2020, 01:26:00 pm »
Manchester offense with a 3 and out to open the game... Trine drives down but a good goal line stand holds the Thunder to just 3.
The play clock is really weird... sometimes counts by 1 second, sometimes as much as 5... it's all over the place. 22... 20... 17... 12... 10... 7... 6...

Where to watch: https://www.d3football.com/notables/2020/10/trine-manchester-broadcast

Seems like a function of the interface that they would be using to get the stadium scoreboard onto the broadcast. The broadcast position is all the way across the field from where the scoreboard equipment is and so they would be transmitting it wirelessly ... plus the broadcast computer has to be capable of processing all that data, and maybe it's not.
It wasn't the broadcast, it was the clock at the back of the end zone. Looks like they might have turned them off now.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7283 on: October 10, 2020, 01:28:48 pm »
Manchester offense with a 3 and out to open the game... Trine drives down but a good goal line stand holds the Thunder to just 3.
The play clock is really weird... sometimes counts by 1 second, sometimes as much as 5... it's all over the place. 22... 20... 17... 12... 10... 7... 6...

Where to watch: https://www.d3football.com/notables/2020/10/trine-manchester-broadcast

Seems like a function of the interface that they would be using to get the stadium scoreboard onto the broadcast. The broadcast position is all the way across the field from where the scoreboard equipment is and so they would be transmitting it wirelessly ... plus the broadcast computer has to be capable of processing all that data, and maybe it's not.
It wasn't the broadcast, it was the clock at the back of the end zone. Looks like they might have turned them off now.

Ahh, OK.

Those are also often run wirelessly these days.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7284 on: October 10, 2020, 02:21:04 pm »
Spartans down 20-0 at halftime... offense has been a little bit anemic, defense has been pretty solid down near the goal line but they're down there too much. Unless something changes it looks like a 6th straight loss and 13 in the last 14 years against Trine.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7285 on: October 10, 2020, 03:53:09 pm »
Manchester loses to Trine 37-0. HCAC off to it's usual non-conference start ::)

Next week we get a doubleheader when Bluffton heads to Trine at 1pm while Manchester hosts Adrian for an evening game at 6pm.
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Re: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #7286 on: October 16, 2020, 03:22:07 pm »
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Next week we get a doubleheader when Bluffton heads to Trine at 1pm while Manchester hosts Adrian for an evening game at 6pm.

Bluffton @ Trine is cancelled, because of Ohio's travel advisory: "Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days." (Indiana currently has a 16% positivity rate, while Ohio is shown at 4% on the linked map.)

Adrian @ Manchester is still listed to go on as scheduled on Saturday; I assume Michigan (4%) has no similar advisory. As things stand right now, Bluffton will host Adrian next weekend.