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    05-24-2019, 06:23 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Transfers in Atlantic
    They put up a good front. Bethany has about 600 students and if you go there you see that they're quickly running out of cash. That campus looks...
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    05-24-2019, 01:45 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Transfers in Atlantic
    Size and academic mission have very little to do with classification. Its if and to what degree the school wants to fund athletic scholarships (the...
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    05-24-2019, 01:34 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Transfers in Atlantic
    The schools at risk of closing all look like WJU: ~1,000 students, private, small endowment (tuition dependent), and a high discount rate. Its like a...
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    05-24-2019, 12:53 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Transfers in Atlantic
    For the publics, the only savings would probably be lower coaching salaries but not really much. The private schools - like Urbana, D&E, AB, and WJU...
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    05-24-2019, 12:52 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Transfers in Atlantic
    Size doesn't determine division - its scholarship revenue. WJU could give every kid $1 in athletic scholarship aid and they'd be DII not DIII. There...
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    05-24-2019, 07:50 AM
    You obviously don't have a daughter or care about fairness. Women are 60% of all college students. Before Title IX they were 10% of the opportunities...
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    05-24-2019, 07:50 AM
    This is a good thing. Edinboro had to cut a degree program because every full time faculty member was full professor making $120k with a declining...
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    05-23-2019, 02:05 PM
    NEC to PSAC is Navel Oranges to Clementines.
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    05-23-2019, 08:36 AM
    Yes but its growing at a surprisingly rapid pace. I imagine the PIAA will vote on adding it within the next five years.
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    05-23-2019, 08:34 AM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread John Reilly in Atlantic
    Have you spoken to him? Maybe he felt he had better options. Memphis is a great place. The university is really driving some impressive development...
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    05-22-2019, 09:47 AM
    Aggressive competition won't fix the costs of higher education. Closing universities will only make the economy worse in places like Wheeling and...
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    05-20-2019, 12:58 PM
    Very true, but the Confederate flag comment can be made about every PASSHE school except Cheyney and West Chester. Hell on I-71 between Columbus and...
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    05-20-2019, 09:16 AM
    Agree with you on all parts. The guy's not making $100k as a DII assistant - so even if Clarion pays him $60k he may end out a little bit ahead when...
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    05-18-2019, 09:52 PM
    In all fairness to Clarion, will most of our head coaches still be around in 5-10 years? Most likely not. These guys live for the present.
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    05-18-2019, 04:42 PM
    I think the only kind of person who could inject life into that program without it first winning so many games random people start to care would have...
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    05-18-2019, 09:52 AM
    http://www.exploreclarion.com/2019/05/17/copeland-fee-bess-finalists-for-clarion-u-mens-coaching-job/
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    05-18-2019, 09:01 AM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread New to PSAC in PSAC
    Lack of preparedness is a generational issue. When I teach college classes I usually assign a lot of writing (understanding vs recall) and the number...
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    05-17-2019, 10:18 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread New to PSAC in PSAC
    Lack of preparation (pronunciation guide, anyone?) is annoying to me and a lack of self-awareness is frustrating.
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    05-17-2019, 01:41 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread New to PSAC in PSAC
    Obvious lack of adult mentorship with the broadcasts. Not so much for editorial purposes but to review the broadcast with them, point out areas for...
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    05-17-2019, 11:51 AM
    Two names have emerged so far: - Chris Bess, assistant coach for Edinboro WBB, formerly assistant for MBB - Jordan Fee, assistant coach at...
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    05-16-2019, 09:50 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread New to PSAC in PSAC
    PSAC streaming app on Roku/Fire/AppleTV, etc
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    05-16-2019, 07:14 AM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread PSAC WEST in Atlantic
    Clarion taking their good old time. Makes you wonder if it's all just about saying you have a basketball team. If so, what a waste of all that state...
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    05-15-2019, 12:38 PM
    Agreed. Using athletics to drive enrollment only works when you're generating revenue. Heavy discounting is like using Groupon to sustain a business....
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    05-14-2019, 08:38 AM
    Read an article on the current generation of high school and college students. Theirs is the generation with the largest percentage growing up as the...
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    05-13-2019, 01:32 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread OT: D1 in Atlantic
    RMU news: New arena opened this past weekend. Hosted graduations on Friday and Saturday then LiveNation had Evanescence there on Sunday. Pics:...
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    05-13-2019, 09:21 AM
    Sure will - still a lot of hopeful high school seniors holding out that they can brag at their grad party about going to Penn State or Pitt...main...
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    05-13-2019, 08:28 AM
    IUP is looking at a 10% decline in its freshman class versus last year according to the IG. Fortunately some of that enrollment loss is mitigated by...
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    05-12-2019, 04:58 PM
    Also remember that the faculty union (to their credit) have negotiated salaries that are in the 90th percentile with a focus on teaching not...
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    05-10-2019, 01:01 PM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread Gett'n a shot in PSAC
    Edinboro's Zuril Hendrick leaves Bears rookie camp without a contract but gets an invite to Denver.
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    05-10-2019, 06:04 AM
    Fightingscot82 replied to a thread IUP Football 2019 in PSAC
    I saw on the Twitter that Slippery Rock made the IUP game their homecoming game. Sounds like a great atmosphere.
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    I actually work for WVSU in Extension... I have a relative who works in the athletic dept as well.. so quite a bit of the stuff about pereception is from myself and many of my coworkers... I talked to my relative over Christmas break and they gave me the low down on whats happening... People are VERY excited... I am also an alum (my first year at State was 1994) and have never seen this much excitement over football...

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    Hey Fightingscot82....I assume you went to Scotland High? If so, you were there with the Riggs brothers?
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