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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11145 on: May 13, 2020, 12:57:00 pm »
Anyone hearing anything? Just heard that Beloit's incoming class...needs help. Not really a football post but a survival question.

Hearing various alternatives in play about the structure of a fall academic calendar. Itís getting hard to see a season coming off as scheduled.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11146 on: May 27, 2020, 05:21:11 pm »
Bye bye, Macalester.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11147 on: June 03, 2020, 09:03:40 am »
Not shocked. It is their natural home. MWC will need to have some serious discussions about where they are headed, I think. With Beloit in trouble, Ripon sniffing around a move, the cost of trips to IC and Iowa...

Bye bye, Macalester.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11148 on: June 05, 2020, 03:07:56 pm »
Not shocked. It is their natural home. MWC will need to have some serious discussions about where they are headed, I think. With Beloit in trouble, Ripon sniffing around a move, the cost of trips to IC and Iowa...

Bye bye, Macalester.

How big can the NACC get? 2 divisions? 3?
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11149 on: June 07, 2020, 08:41:27 am »
MWC is going straight down the tubes. SNC was a huge loss and Macalester was a quality program. Both of those really hurt the conference.

And honestly, how can some of our schools/programs survive the effects of this virus? Monmouth, for instance, just cut 1.95 in staff salaries, let go of numerous staff and announced 12m in budget cuts over the next several years.

How is Grinnell, Beloit, and others going to keep football?

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11150 on: June 07, 2020, 11:41:33 am »
At some point, do the Wisconsin private schools end up in one league, the Illinois in another, and the Iowa in a third. Instead of little shuffles, such as SNC moving to the NACC, just recognize the travel costs as a driver, and do it that way.

Not saying thatís perfect, ideal or desirable. But it clearly was one of SNCís considerations - to lose trips to Jacksonville, Galesburg, etc, for FDL, Chicagoland, etc.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11151 on: June 07, 2020, 12:14:53 pm »
At some point, do the Wisconsin private schools end up in one league, the Illinois in another, and the Iowa in a third. Instead of little shuffles, such as SNC moving to the NACC, just recognize the travel costs as a driver, and do it that way.

Not saying thatís perfect, ideal or desirable. But it clearly was one of SNCís considerations - to lose trips to Jacksonville, Galesburg, etc, for FDL, Chicagoland, etc.

Certainly a reasonable potential option. It might just come to that for some conferences. This has been the model for the MIAA (with the exception of the Finlandia and Wisconsin Lutheran additions in football.)
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11152 on: June 08, 2020, 10:57:28 am »
At some point, do the Wisconsin private schools end up in one league, the Illinois in another, and the Iowa in a third. Instead of little shuffles, such as SNC moving to the NACC, just recognize the travel costs as a driver, and do it that way.

Not saying thatís perfect, ideal or desirable. But it clearly was one of SNCís considerations - to lose trips to Jacksonville, Galesburg, etc, for FDL, Chicagoland, etc.

Certainly a reasonable potential option. It might just come to that for some conferences. This has been the model for the MIAA (with the exception of the Finlandia and Wisconsin Lutheran additions in football.)

Won't happen, but that would actually form a tidy conference for football in Wisconsin. Becomes more unwieldy in other sports with 16 (or more) members. State lines are pretty arbitrary when it comes to conference alignments, however, especially for private schools.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11153 on: June 12, 2020, 11:42:22 am »
Ripon announcement today on fall schedule:
https://www.ripon.edu/2020/06/12/fall-2020-academic-calendar-announcement/

"While we expect that athletic competition will occur in the fall, we do not yet have complete information on whether or not athletes will be required to move to campus early, as they have done in the past. The athletics department remains in close and frequent communication with the Midwest Conference and will inform student athletes as soon as they have more information."
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11155 on: June 16, 2020, 04:31:05 pm »
Swanson Named Defensive Coordinator
From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, June 16, 2020 | Football
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College has named Riley Swanson as its new football defensive coordinator, head coach Dan McCarty announced today.

"We are excited to announce the addition of Riley Swanson as our new defensive coordinator," McCarty said. "Riley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from various backgrounds to our program. His energy, enthusiasm, personality are contagious. Most importantly, he's a players' coach and believes in the most fundamental aspect of our program - building long-lasting relationships with our players and treating them like our own sons."

Swanson arrives at St. Norbert after spending the 2019 season on the coaching staff at Finlandia University, where he was the defensive coordinator and also coached defensive backs. The Lions led the NCAA Division III in fewest passing yards allowed per game at 99.3.

Swanson spent the 2017-18 at NCAA Division II University of West Florida. He was the Argonauts' video coordinator and running backs coach in 2017. A year later, Swanson coached the cornerbacks and was the assistant special teams coordinator. Swanson was West Florida's communications coordinator those two seasons.

Swanson was a four-year letterwinner at Wake Forest as a defensive back. He played in 47 games for the Demon Deacons and finished his career with 179 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Wake Forest won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship his senior year and played in the Orange Bowl.

Following his collegiate career, Swanson signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2007 as an undrafted free agent. His football career continued in the Arena Football League, spending the 2010, 2011 and 2013 seasons with the Arizona Rattlers and the 2012 season with the Tampa Bay Storm. Arizona won Arena Bowl XXVI in 2013.

Swanson graduated in 2006 from Wake Forest with a degree in religion.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11156 on: June 16, 2020, 09:10:40 pm »
Easy to give up few passing yards when you are losing your games by an average of six touchdowns.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11157 on: June 16, 2020, 09:34:15 pm »
Easy to give up few passing yards when you are losing your games by an average of six touchdowns.

Great point Pat! As much as I am supportive of Finlandia and want to see them eventually get their program successful, I thought the same thing when I read that. No one saw the need to use the passing game against them that much since the opponents were steam rolling them with the rushing attack/ ground game!  I suppose chalk that statement in the news release regarding his hire to positive media reporting- no disrespect nor negative connotation intended toward you and/or your colleagues in the journalism/media profession (nor Coach Swanson)!🙂 Seriously.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11158 on: June 29, 2020, 05:11:23 pm »
Grinnell has cancelled all fall sports

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11159 on: June 29, 2020, 05:17:15 pm »
Grinnell has cancelled all fall sports

So far I don't see anything on their college web page, athletics web page, college social media or athletics social media. Do you have a link for this?
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