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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #375 on: May 20, 2013, 07:40:43 am »
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http://saa-sports.com/sports/fball/2012-13/releases/20130517pkso3o

Very impressive. Congratulations to Jordan and good luck. I'm glad he'll no longer be punting to the Generals. It was always a matter of where he was going to pin them back.

Agree that is very impressive of the young man, hope he continue to defy the odds and play on Sunday.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #376 on: June 29, 2013, 11:05:15 am »
Work started on the field turf install on Sewanee's Harris-McGee Field.

Press release from sewaneetigers.com:
http://www.sewaneetigers.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20130627wjn94t

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #377 on: July 02, 2013, 11:05:03 am »
Hate to see the natural grass go. It was a great surface, although I'm sure it required a lot of money to keep up.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #378 on: July 02, 2013, 01:44:06 pm »
Agreed, does lose a bit of the charm when you play on turf.   But the time, effort, and cost required to keep a natural surface in shape can be prohibitive.  Even more so when Ath. Dept. is wanting to use the field for spring sports and summer camps.    Now to see if we can generate enough funding to replace the 1920's-era plumbing in the home grandstand...  ;D

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #380 on: July 05, 2013, 11:52:23 am »
So NAIA Div 2 for Lyon?  Interesting that they expect their student athlete population of 173 to grow by 100 men in two years  ... would think they would need to add some women's sports to balance that disparity.    Only 600 total students right now.

From a quick view at the school's profile, they might be an SAA candidate if the conference ends up needing a travel partner for Hendrix (and if the conference wants to add a school, AND if Lyon wanted to go D3).     Pretty small endowment for Lyon, though, and travel costs might be a bit much.
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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #381 on: July 07, 2013, 01:23:55 pm »
I don't see lyon in the SAA but what's the deal with berea? are they going d3? i could see them get an SAA invite if they do go d3. If lyon wanted to go d3, the scac should invite them since the need football members. Ditto Ozarks from the article they are the only arkasnas school not to restart their football program from long ago. Thus, if they did start up a football program the SCAC could invite both lyon and ozarks and get close to an auto bid.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #382 on: July 07, 2013, 04:58:13 pm »
I'd say also that Lyon would be a better fit with the reconfigured SCAC than with the SAA schools given Lyon's demographics.   Does raise the question of why choose to add football but stay in NAIA D2 as opposed to NCAA D3?  Are there many football playing, non-scholarship schools in the NAIA,  esp. in the So. Central part of the country?

Hmmm... can't see what advantage Ozarks would gain from leaving the ASC if they ever add football.   Berea applied for D3 membership last year but I haven't seen any word in either direction about which way they've decided to go.   Do agreed they're a good fit for the SAA if they do go the D3 route.




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Re: Southern Athletic Association
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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #384 on: July 10, 2013, 08:57:23 am »
12 new football programs in 2013
http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/7/9/4508424/2013-new-college-football-teams
Seeing how both Berry and Hendrix do in their opening games adds a little extra to the opening of the new season.  Going to be interesting to see how both programs come out with Berry opening on the road at Maryville and Hendix at home vs. Westminister.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #385 on: July 10, 2013, 09:58:00 am »
Question about Berea. Would any of the universities in the SCAC or the SAA have issues with their admissions policy for Financial aid?

http://www.berea.edu/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships/

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At Berea, we provide students with a remarkable educational opportunity. We award a 4-year, tuition scholarship to every admitted student. This scholarship works in conjunction with any other grants or scholarships students receive to completely cover the cost of tuition.

That sure could make recruiting easier.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #386 on: July 10, 2013, 02:06:22 pm »
12 new football programs in 2013
http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/7/9/4508424/2013-new-college-football-teams
Seeing how both Berry and Hendrix do in their opening games adds a little extra to the opening of the new season.  Going to be interesting to see how both programs come out with Berry opening on the road at Maryville and Hendix at home vs. Westminister.

The Maryville/Berry game is going to be played in Rome (at Shorter's field I believe).
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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #387 on: July 10, 2013, 06:13:53 pm »
Oops...  you are absolutely correct, that is a home game for Berry.   See what happens when you try to post after mixing one too many martinis.

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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #388 on: July 10, 2013, 06:28:46 pm »
Oops...  you are absolutely correct, that is a home game for Berry.   See what happens when you try to post after mixing one too many martinis.
I know what you mean exactly. A couple of stiff drinks and the first thing I want to do is post.
I heard Berry's campus is top notch and the new sports complex will be first class as well. 
Does anyone know what to expect from Berry and the staff?
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Re: Southern Athletic Association
« Reply #389 on: July 10, 2013, 06:45:48 pm »
I think the game between Berry and Murrval will be at Barron Stadium. Several local high schools once (still possibly) play there, along with shorter and the NAIA national Championship game. It is just off one of the main drags through Rome, Ga.
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