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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: June 14, 2021, 03:58:03 pm »
No Utica non-con game for SLU.  Played them the last 3 years, a few good games between the two.  I wonder why they're not on the schedule this year.  Endicott is a perfectly fine replacement for that game, but I really enjoyed the upstate match up.

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New York Region / Re: BB: LL: Liberty League
« on: April 24, 2021, 06:54:22 pm »
SLU sweeps the home DH against RIT to make it 5 straight Ws and move to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the LL.  SLU had not won more than 7 games their last 2 full seasons.  5 game win streak matches their longest since 2015.  What a remarkable turnaround.   Collins should be officially hired after this season as he's done a phenomenal job as interim HC.   SLU also has a win against league leaders Ithaca which would be nice to count in the league standings but it was technically a non league game. 

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New York Region / Re: BB: LL: Liberty League
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:41:31 pm »
Nice to see SLU get a DH sweep of Plattsburgh.  SLU has not had a DH sweep since 2017.   Would be nice to see the program get going again.  Has not been the same since Tom Fay retired. 

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: March 17, 2021, 08:08:11 pm »
There's not really anything head scratching about it.   They've flamed out early in every conference tournament and never finished at the top of the A10.  Mason has higher expectations than that.

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East Region / Re: Liberty League
« on: March 08, 2021, 09:10:30 pm »
Some Liberty League action tomorrow night with Clarkson making the trip to Burkman Gymnasium.   I've had my guesses as to how many players SLU would have for this year and I was largely right.  There are only 8 players on the roster.   Several players that did not get much playing time last year which is what I thought would be the case.  2 starters from last year, with Hicks being the most notable roster inclusion.   He did a post grad year though so I can see why he wouldn't want to take a whole year off.  With the amount of recruits coming in next year there is going to be a pretty big roster next season.

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East Region / Re: Liberty League
« on: December 26, 2020, 03:03:29 pm »
Nice to see some more local talent commit to SLU.    https://www.nny360.com/sports/highschoolsports/high-school-basketball-macaulay-brothers-commit-to-st-lawrence-university/article_fb363596-002a-505f-bceb-c154db0769f1.html    I was hoping Downs would try to recruit them but I thought they might get some lower end D1 offers or get snagged by Coach Bechtel at Potsdam.   One hallmark of any good SLU team in the past has usually been a local face or two on the roster.  Bardeschewski in '98, Sharlow, Shaver and Augliano in '07, J. Sharlow, G. Sharlow and Parham in '09 and '10 etc.

There's a pretty big haul of fresh faces coming into Canton next year.  Now at least 4 newcomers next year by my count, not including the minimum of 2 that were part of this season's recruiting. 

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Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:52:35 pm »
People still trying to hold onto delusions that schools will play any sort of spring competition for fall sports remind me of that scene from Bad Santa where Bill Bob Thornton repeatedly tries to get Bernie Mac to settle for anything less than half of their haul.  It is not going to happen.

Sadly, I know of conferences trying to make it happen especially in football ... I just don't think people are (a) working in reality or being honest to themselves and (b) being honest with the students.

At this point is selfishness.   A month ago I was not opposed at an attempt to have some sort of fall competition if there were agreed upon universal guidelines but at this point there really is not an argument to have fall sports at any point this year.  There are enough issues and constraints to even begin the academic year in the fall, and adding a whole other layer of stress to move fall sports to spring is not something at the top priority list for schools.     I'm not normally a cynic but it appears that some people care more about alma mater glory and entertainment than the health and safety of the athletes. 

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Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: August 05, 2020, 03:59:10 pm »
People still trying to hold onto delusions that schools will play any sort of spring competition for fall sports remind me of that scene from Bad Santa where Billy Bob Thornton repeatedly tries to get Bernie Mac to settle for anything less than half of their haul.  It is not going to happen.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: July 22, 2020, 05:30:32 pm »
And there it is.  Expected, and probably the right choice.   

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Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: July 08, 2020, 03:28:22 pm »
SLU's AD announced yesterday fall sports are still on but with a start date no earlier than September 26th with reduced OOC matchups which make sense.  I know RPI scrapped fall sports but I'm assuming most LL schools will be taking a similar approach to SLU.   I know the schedules will be reduced but I am wondering if they will schedule additional in conference games.   It would obviously lead to unbalanced schedules but I'm just curious if that would be an option. 

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New York Region / Re: BB: LL: Liberty League
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:30:21 am »
Seniors from many of the LL teams  also have pretty limited options in terms of graduate school.   Look for Clarkson to try and scoop some of these guys up.

Interestingly Clarkson has a Capital District graduate school just yards from the Union College campus. That would be something if Union baseball seniors chose to attend the Clarkson CRC, Capital Region Campus, and play for the Golden Knights...I'd say that's not happening.

I wasn’t specifically referring to Union players, just the LL in general.

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East Region / Re: Liberty League
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:27:34 pm »
Ithaca loses some firepower along with Mullins retiring, but I bet they'll be fine with Burton at the helm.  They won't miss too big of a beat.    Next year is going to be interesting.   RPI and Hobart should be top dog, and Union only loses one player.  I can't imagine Skidmore will be as poor as they were this year.   My alma mater did not have a great season but they were quite young and affected by injuries all year, including one who was supposed to be the starting center.   Doesn't hurt to have the last 2 LL rookies of the year in the starting squad next season.    I'd keep an eye out for Clarkson next year too.   

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New York Region / Re: BB: LL: Liberty League
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:21:16 pm »
Seniors from many of the LL teams  also have pretty limited options in terms of graduate school.   Look for Clarkson to try and scoop some of these guys up. 

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:17:49 pm »
Bittersweet news about Hixon, much deserved retirement, but the league won't be the same without him. Amherst will have plenty of qualified options for his replacement.

Congrats to Brian Baptiste, head coach at UMass-Dartmouth, who now takes the reins as winningest active coach in New England (among all three divisions).

Nescac1, thanks for sharing the article on first Final Four run for Williams. Interesting to see what New England teams have appeared in the Final Four - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Division_III_Men%27s_Basketball_Tournament

Note that in our story it mentions that Baptiste is the winningest active coach in Division III overall as well.

Note that we get it, d3hoops wrote the story.   The guy was just making an observation, you don't have a monopoly on knowing who the current leader in wins is.   I have no idea why there's been so much gatekeeping from the d3 hoops staff this year. 

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East Region / Re: Liberty League
« on: March 07, 2020, 09:21:08 pm »
Way to go Statesmen!   Very impressive showing in a hostile environment.    RPI and Ithaca put up valiant efforts, nothing to be ashamed of. 

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