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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2013, 05:26:10 pm »
Indeed gentlemen. 

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2013, 10:01:59 pm »
Since this is going to be the last year that Cabrini and the CSAC are in the Mid-Atlantic Region. As a current member I wanted to wish all my fellow Mid-Atlantic posters and followers a Safe, Happy and Merry Christmas!! :)
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« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2013, 10:36:14 am »
Mailsy, Merry Christmas to you!  Where will Cabrini and the CSAC be moving to?  I REALLy need someone to talk basketball with!  Thought I kept up, but apparently - NOT!

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 02:21:42 pm »
There are a two conferences moving to the Atlantic Region from the Mid-Atlantic in 2014-15 . CSAC and MAC Freedom.
Here is the link  http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2013/02/regional-realignment-coming
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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2013, 02:36:28 pm »
Mailsy, Than You!  Don't know how this Major turn of events escaped me, but at least our two conferences are together.  Seems strange to segregate the Commonwealth though - have to go back & re-read the whole thing.  Thanks again!

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« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2013, 03:49:51 pm »
Strange thought just hit me - will we still be called the MAC, or the "AC" - noooooo!

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2013, 05:13:31 pm »
Kate,

Your right just thought of that.  :D
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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2013, 10:44:33 pm »
Kate,
  They'll never find you(MAC-F) in the Atlantic region. It was a nice 100 years while it lasted. >:(

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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 10:16:17 am »
Good morning, Ronk - it's just maddening that the powers that be would be trying to dilute D3 sports that will always be so near and dear to my heart.  First the very formation of the Landmark (like-minded  :(), and now this whole conference realignment possibility.  We've been following D3, specifically Del Val for 17 years now, and had just begin to notice in the past couple of years a real uptick in attendance and general buzz.  Now this - maybe they'll change their minds - I CERTAINLY hope so!

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« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2013, 09:29:21 am »
Keep Calm thinking it will work out in the end.

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2013, 11:26:58 pm »
Well Dickinson looks like a buzz saw. Running over good teams at home, on the road, in region and out of region. The Devils have beaten athletic teams who play at crazy fast tempos and teams that are methodical, fundamental and play a grind you out game. They may not lose for a while.

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2013, 01:40:35 am »
Good morning, Ronk - it's just maddening that the powers that be would be trying to dilute D3 sports that will always be so near and dear to my heart.  First the very formation of the Landmark (like-minded  :(), and now this whole conference realignment possibility.  We've been following D3, specifically Del Val for 17 years now, and had just begin to notice in the past couple of years a real uptick in attendance and general buzz.  Now this - maybe they'll change their minds - I CERTAINLY hope so!

First off... this isn't a possibility... it is happening next year. Second... the NCAA had to do something to even regions out. The East and the Atlantic Regions are badly under-populated with teams and moving the MAC Freedom and the CSAC makes sense. Those conferences are actually closer to Atlantic Region teams than Mid-Atlantic and splitting the MAC conferences into different regions helps give them better chances to shine. Furthermore, we have an imbalance with some men's and women's conferences actually represented in different regions in the same sport. This balances those problems and makes regional rankings and ultimately at-large selections more even in terms of teams being considered at the "table."

I disagree this dilutes the game or the division and new conferences doesn't do it either. There is always change and to expect everything to stay status quo is naive. And to not like the creation of the Landmark due to like-minded institutions ignores the fact the NESCAC, Centennial, MIAC and many conferences in the history of not only Division III but all divisions (i.e. the initial creation of the Big East) have been created completely on that basis. Heck, conferences like the SUNYAC, WIAC, MASCAC, and NJAC are conferences created by like-minded state schools.
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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2013, 07:54:40 am »
Well Dickinson looks like a buzz saw. Running over good teams at home, on the road, in region and out of region. The Devils have beaten athletic teams who play at crazy fast tempos and teams that are methodical, fundamental and play a grind you out game. They may not lose for a while.
well the jinx is alive.

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2013, 12:35:00 pm »
It's never good to say someone's playing well, because they'll prove you wrong.

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Re: General Mid-Atlantic Conversation
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2013, 01:25:35 pm »
All easy for you to say, Dave - you guys stay in the mid Atlantic, except you are connected to Stevenson - right?   As for "like minded", it's fine for state schools that have pretty much the same athletic rules regarding eligibility and scholarships, but for small private colleges & small state schools, I just find it odd.  I'm not for a second trying to diminish D3 sports, but come on, we only wish they generated the attendance & finances of the big guys.  I'm thrilled when great athletes choose to attend our small d3 institutions - just don't like it one bit when some of them start feeling "different", or downright pious, cause, really no one is.