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I am glad that Ron opened up a board on which we can discuss this.

I have plenty of questions about how and why it should/not apply to D-3.
How many D-3 colleges will close if athletics is not an enticement to attend?

One already sees "Tik-Tok" shorts encouraging guys to go to trade school instead of college, because they will make more money. You also read of CEO's who preferentially pay/hire non-white or female candidates.

Can we imagine what D-3 will look like in 5 years?
Yes. The SCIAC is strong this year.
I saw the PP series win over ETBU.
Update on B-SC from the WSJ...

From the article...

QuoteYet resources continued to dwindle, and the endowment is now just over $20 million, according to Birmingham-Southern's state loan application, down from $125 million in 2003
Case Western Reserve bumper sticker on car at Univ of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.  (...and a Wellesley one too.)
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
January 05, 2024, 11:04:33 PM
John Carroll to the NCAC in Fall 2025. Pundits say this is cause more dominos to fall in the Region.
A woman wearing a SUNY Oneonta sweatshirt in a Tyler TX grocery store...
General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
December 20, 2023, 03:48:23 PM
Yes, jknezek, I enjoyed your post.   :)
Quote from: Gregory Sager on December 19, 2023, 09:48:27 AM
Quote from: Greek Tragedy on December 19, 2023, 08:37:11 AM
Buzzer beater.

They're going to show that clip at that kid's high-school graduation party, his wedding reception, his retirement party, his funeral ...
Life is downhill from here, unless he wins the Nobel Prize!
General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
December 19, 2023, 09:20:03 PM
Quote from: jknezek on December 14, 2023, 03:15:43 PM
Here is a very good article about the economics of small colleges. It's very balanced, with lots of input from various colleges and universities that show up on the matrix. And there are a lot of D3 schools on that matrix. I do think it's a high level look that limited itself to 5 important but not all-important factors, so there are some factors that I believe should be a part of the debate, but it's still a good look at the challenges ahead for a very large part of the D3 universe.,aid%20and%20persistent%20operating%20losses.
Great article, jknezek.

You will be amazed at the D-3 universities that have at least 3 of the 5 stressors to which the author refers.

Scroll down in the article to find the schools which have the most stressors!
I saw a sweatshirt on a lady and could identify the letters "llau" and "ersi" beneath her sweater. I spoke to her from afar, but she did not hear me. I caught up with her and confirmed "Gallaudet University" on her sweatshirt. Not being fluent in ASL, I just smiled, spoke "Gallaudet University", and gave her a "thumbs up". She smiled back; someone had noticed her sweatshirt and what it meant.
Congrats!  What a game!
General football / Re: Bracket Projection - 2023
December 15, 2023, 08:08:59 PM
Bornpowerindex has NCC by 13.
Lazindex has NCC by 6.
General football / Re: Bracket Projection - 2023
December 11, 2023, 03:42:03 PM
+1 Ice Bear. I appreciate the analysis coming from a veteran observer from that part of the country.
Quote from: Macon on December 10, 2023, 02:26:57 PM
Was telling a fella standing next to me that Drew was not having his normal game.  The guy had no affiliation with RMC or Cortland.  Drew's passes were off, he could not scrabble or run effectively.  And, at the post game, Coach confirmed that Drew was playing hurt.   The outcome would not be different, but a more competitive game would surely have been if Drew were 100%.  He gave his all, and as an alum I greatly appreciate everything he did for RMC and the football program.
Thanks and +1!
Quote from: BSCpanthers on December 10, 2023, 12:10:58 PM
Quote from: tigerguy on December 10, 2023, 10:48:10 AM
Quote from: BSCpanthers on December 09, 2023, 05:55:01 PM
Quote from: Ron Boerger on December 09, 2023, 05:03:05 PM
After today the RMC > Trinity equation (which I would have supported) is not so certain.  Getting dumped 49-14 on your home field says a lot.

And Trinity gave up 71 to North Central. 

R-MC had a better season, stop trying to fight it so hard.

You sure have had some questionable takes this season.

Exactly what is questionable about what I said???  Trinity did give up 71 to NC, R-MC did have a better season.

Unfortunately we will not get a matchup, so we can only go off of the fact that Trinity ended the season 10-2 and R-MC went 13-1. Trinity got knocked out to the playoffs in the second round, R-MC went to the semis.

If Cortland wins next week, does that make a difference in your mind???
There has not been a finalist from the "East" in this millennium. Rowan appeared in 1999 and Ithaca won the Stagg in 1991, the last time a "Purple" was not in the Semi-finals. (I consider the Landmark, MAC and the Centennial conferences as "Mid-Atlantic" where good representatives have shown well in the playoffs.) The "East" champion frequently was strongly dispatched by UMU when that the winner of that eastern most bracket advanced. Cortland has a strong resume.

My assessment of RMC will be evaluated from the perspective of Cortland's play against NCC.