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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by CowboyAlum261 on Today at 10:56:49 pm »
It's what we've heard from a source close to the NCAA more than once, but it's worth checking again to see if it's going to be official or not.

Is it more probable than Oklahoma and Texas going to the SEC. Which would be like UMHB and Hardin-Simmons going to the WIAC.

Haha I need to know which team in that comparison is Texas and which one is Oklahoma.

As an alumnus of both Hardin-Simmons and Texas, I can say definitively that HSU is the UT here. Last real success on a national level was more than a decade ago, intermittent success in the years since but no real conference championships, just can’t seem to get past their arch-rival on a consistent basis. Also, both bands love to play The Eyes of Texas, and both schools refer to campus as “The 40 Acres.”
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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« Last post by Teamski on Today at 10:10:45 pm »
I read about Wesley when it happened, damn shame. Great battles between Rowan and Wesley. Some blowouts, but all I remember were the nail biters. I wonder if this might have a positive impact on Rowan recuiting. I remember Drass [RIP] getting quite good at snatching talent from South Jersey.

A lot of that was Steve Azzanessi, that was his recruiting area and he followed South Jersey HS football fanatically. He is the OC at Delaware State now.

Interestingly, when Wesley beat Rowan for the first time in '14, I know it meant a lot to Joe Callahan, a Holy Spirit product. When I interviewed him afterward, I asked him what it meant to him. He said that he had seen how Rowan had advertised how "they were recruiting the best players in South Jersey." "I guess I wasn't on that list."

Jason - Any more updates on Wesley players and the whereabouts of the coaching staff heading into the 2021 season?

Here's what I have seen/heard:

Jay Holmes, linebacker from local HS Caesar Rodney, is headed to IUP.

Mathew Gore, D-lineman headed to William Paterson.

D'Andre Curry, D-back to Fairmont State.

Brady Walters, quarterback to Widener.

Mike Brewer, LB/SS type to Shippensburg.

DC Arthur Smith may coach LBs at Delaware State. Former assistants Steve Azzanesi and Jeff Braxton are already there.

Many of the juniors and seniors will walk on at Delaware State. I imagine so they don't lose credits transferring. I'd think FS Marcus Gaspard and All-NJAC corner Isaiah Mitchell are among those.

Interested as to what Dante Daniel, NJAC DPOY in '19, is going to do? Del State?

Also, QB Drew Fry did not come back to school for '20-'21. Not sure if he still has plans to play ball. Man, is he talented.

I think the coaching talent that DSU got from Wesley will definitely make them a better team.  Keep an eye on them this next year in the MEAC.  I also agree that Drew Fry needs to find a team.  He is really good and unfortunately, never got to truly spread his wings.  Without a doubt, he would have been on the list of Wesley greats.

-Ski
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Damn, why didn't I think of that? :P
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West Region football / Re: FB: American Rivers Conference
« Last post by OzJohnnie on Today at 05:31:57 pm »
Texas and Oklahoma are leaving the Big12 for the SEC.  The money is about to get real in the conferences with enough popularity and cash to be professional.  The rich will definitely get richer.

https://247sports.com/college/texas/LongFormArticle/Texas-Longhorns-Oklahoma-Sooners-leave-Big-12-join-SEC-conference-realignment-Texas-OU-football-Texas-AM-168151146/?Notification.Success=Your%20LongFormArticle%20has%20been%20successfully%20created
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https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-08-09-sp-73-story.html

"Shoup started the Cal Lutheran football program in 1962 with a $5,000 budget, borrowed equipment, a Navy bus rescued from a war-surplus store, and a field cut out of an orange grove. Nine years later, the Kingsmen won a National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics championship and in the process gave the financially strapped school such a public-relations boost that it was saved from extinction."


This just goes to show that sportswriters often go for the dramatic and what's in their wheelhouse.  I was a vice president at CLU for several years, a good friend of Coach Shoup (still am) and a fan of the football team...BUT, the college was not saved by the football team's championship although the championship and the team's success did give the institution a nice boost (and continued to do so for several years).  However, without the million dollars from the Lutheran church CLU's campus would be a housing development today.
Maybe you are just overstating your own importance. :D
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https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-08-09-sp-73-story.html

"Shoup started the Cal Lutheran football program in 1962 with a $5,000 budget, borrowed equipment, a Navy bus rescued from a war-surplus store, and a field cut out of an orange grove. Nine years later, the Kingsmen won a National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics championship and in the process gave the financially strapped school such a public-relations boost that it was saved from extinction."


This just goes to show that sportswriters often go for the dramatic and what's in their wheelhouse.  I was a vice president at CLU for several years, a good friend of Coach Shoup (still am) and a fan of the football team...BUT, the college was not saved by the football team's championship although the championship and the team's success did give the institution a nice boost (and continued to do so for several years).  However, without the million dollars from the Lutheran church CLU's campus would be a housing development today.
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South Region / Re: MBB: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by Ron Boerger on Today at 02:47:37 pm »
Four Trinity men's players spent part of their off-season helping the USA Basketball 3x3 women's team prepare for this month's Olympics, working with them in San Antonio, North Carolina, and Las Vegas:   

https://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/mbkb/2021-22/releases/20210723j2ojiw
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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« Last post by RowanPhan on Today at 02:21:17 pm »
I read about Wesley when it happened, damn shame. Great battles between Rowan and Wesley. Some blowouts, but all I remember were the nail biters. I wonder if this might have a positive impact on Rowan recuiting. I remember Drass [RIP] getting quite good at snatching talent from South Jersey.

A lot of that was Steve Azzanessi, that was his recruiting area and he followed South Jersey HS football fanatically. He is the OC at Delaware State now.

Interestingly, when Wesley beat Rowan for the first time in '14, I know it meant a lot to Joe Callahan, a Holy Spirit product. When I interviewed him afterward, I asked him what it meant to him. He said that he had seen how Rowan had advertised how "they were recruiting the best players in South Jersey." "I guess I wasn't on that list."

Jason - Any more updates on Wesley players and the whereabouts of the coaching staff heading into the 2021 season?

Here's what I have seen/heard:

Jay Holmes, linebacker from local HS Caesar Rodney, is headed to IUP.

Mathew Gore, D-lineman headed to William Paterson.

D'Andre Curry, D-back to Fairmont State.

Brady Walters, quarterback to Widener.

Mike Brewer, LB/SS type to Shippensburg.

DC Arthur Smith may coach LBs at Delaware State. Former assistants Steve Azzanesi and Jeff Braxton are already there.

Many of the juniors and seniors will walk on at Delaware State. I imagine so they don't lose credits transferring. I'd think FS Marcus Gaspard and All-NJAC corner Isaiah Mitchell are among those.

Interested as to what Dante Daniel, NJAC DPOY in '19, is going to do? Del State?

Also, QB Drew Fry did not come back to school for '20-'21. Not sure if he still has plans to play ball. Man, is he talented.

Yes, this was just made official.

Saw on Twitter that Keshawn Munford (6'2 335lb DL) is heading to Rowan
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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by Ron Boerger on Today at 01:37:32 pm »
It's what we've heard from a source close to the NCAA more than once, but it's worth checking again to see if it's going to be official or not.

Is it more probable than Oklahoma and Texas going to the SEC. Which would be like UMHB and Hardin-Simmons going to the WIAC.

Haha I need to know which team in that comparison is Texas and which one is Oklahoma.

Well, neither one has played for a national championship recently, so ....
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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« Last post by nescacfan94 on Today at 10:56:35 am »
Gather nescacfan94 is a Williams grad…same time as my younger son….class of ‘95.  A little perspective wrt money/finance on the point raised by nescacfan94.  My class forum had a recent discussion between Amherst trustees on line dealing with Amherst’s finance/investments, etc.  There is an annual report of about 700-800 American/Canadian universities Business Officers on the subject.  Williams and Amherst are in the top 50 with the Ivy schools leading the pack….along with MIT, JHU.  Anyway…both Amherst and Williams have multi-billions invested…though Williams had a negative return in FY2020.  The pandemic has clouded the issue on how Nescac schools respond to recruiting, etc. IMO.

Not that it matters, but I am not a Williams grad, nor am I sure how my post above might have led you to believe that was the case. Those #$%^#s at Williams didn't want me! ;) ;D That said, ya, this all comes down to money. Same reason kids have to return their uniforms after the season so they can be used again. The bean counters continue to be in charge at D3! But that has nothing to do with the fact that for a few thousand dollars to rent a few busses, these schools can do right by the kids on the wrong side of the roster logjams. I believe it's a good investment to keep students happy with the hope that down the line, the happy graduates (and perhaps their families) are willing to write that big check to help keep their school in the $ top 50.

At least the conference realized that the preseason needs to be a few days longer because some of/most of these players have not played together in over 18 months. Add in the captains pre-preseason that I am sure all teams have, and there should be more than enough time to get rid of the rust and hopefully lead to quality play at the start of the season.
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