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  1. SAC Column - Week 11

    Don't mistake this week's column as a Friday News Dump. Although I do admit it might have a slight political spin to it.

    Rival is the name of the game this Saturday. Election Day certainly showcased rivalry from the state and national level, but these final SAC match ups are just as adversarial and some as old as the institutions themselves. Catawba's tussle with Lenoir-Rhyne dates back to 1907 while Carson-Newman's filibuster against Tusculum began in 1904. Only 50 miles and one hour ...
  2. Rivalry Week and the Final Push to the Postseason

    It’s that time of year…Rivalry Week! I’m glad the MIAA moved this back to the end of the season this year, as it makes an exciting final week of the season even more so. The playoffs are less than two weeks away, and while the Regional Rankings somewhat surprisingly did not change in the top seven this past week, the Rivalry Week games could absolutely cause some shakeups among the three MIAA teams that reside in that top seven. Before we get to the games this week and another look at the playoffs, ...
  3. GLIAC 2016 - Week 11 Pick'Em

    Almost a perfect week last week. Honest to God, once I realized that I had misread the schedule (yeah, bright guy over here) and realized Wayne was AT Ohio Dominican and not at home I logged in to change my pick. Nitzche's "the first reaction is usually the correct one" hit me, and I chickened-out on executing the alteration. Oh well. Thanks again to svsu for running the game for us this year. Far to kind of you!

    Not like this week is super easy. Why start with simple picks ...
  4. SR4 & GLIAC Playoffs

    Much like when I wrote the GLIAC Blog, I have always maintained that digging too deeply into potential playoff scenarios prior to Week 11 is simply not worth it. There are simply WAY too many variables involved, particularly when there are weeks worth of games still to be played. So, now that we're down to the final Saturday of the season, it is a BIT easier to try and take a stab or two:

    1) - Grand Valley - 10-0
    In my view, the Lakers are the only team that is 100% in the ...
  5. MEC Week 11 on Thursday -- Fairmont State marches toward the Playoffs!

    It's the week to wrap things up. The election cycle wrapped up for a couple of years, I wrapped up a major inspection at work this week, and now we reach the conclusion of the regular season. The MEC owns the Thursday night spotlight with two very intriguing games. At Charleston, Cinderella measures her feet as UVA-Wise finalizes its new benchmark. At Fairmont, the Falcons fight to stay in the playoffs. Win, and they're in.

    It's Thursday night, and it's almost time for MEC football! ...