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    07-17-2019, 04:07 PM
    Very sad. All small schools are at risk , but they may have waited too long to act, where they were past the tipping point where the cure (scaling...
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    07-17-2019, 10:09 AM
    Would not be surprised given the latest transfers of 2 NCAA division 2 champions. The max number of full-time equivalent scholarships for wrestling...
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    07-06-2019, 01:24 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    I wish I had a factual argument ( rather than a belief) to discount out of hand a vp of athletics at pfeiffer who has coached at d1, d2 and d3...
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    07-05-2019, 08:38 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    FYI - Very interesting article with VP of Athletics of Pfeiffer College which moved from D2 to D3....
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    07-05-2019, 07:49 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Did not read it in detail - don't know if dropping down a level (D2 to D3) is a special case in terms of fee. since more strenuous vetting has...
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    07-05-2019, 04:33 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    FYI D2 about 700% higher than d3 in annual dues. D3 entrance fee $39000. Yearly dues is $2000. Each conference pays an annual fee of $1000...
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    07-05-2019, 04:15 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Good questions boat. Here is link to d2 athletic costs done by ncaa. Maybe author can fill in details....
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    07-05-2019, 11:23 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Good Stats on the D2 Schools - Thanks (i could not find a site that had complete ranking). There are about 310-316 schools in D2. Of the 15 (incl...
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    07-03-2019, 07:28 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    So sad. Enrollment plunged from 700+ to 469 in one year, in debt, down to 11 majors, dropping out of d2... once tipping point reached the spiral...
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    07-03-2019, 05:37 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread PSAC EAST in Atlantic
    Crutch had really bad luck. One of his stars broke both hands in the conference tourney and did not play in E8. Might not have made a difference but...
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    07-03-2019, 04:11 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    I think you accurately described their strategy. The open question is whether they waited too long to respond to their financial issues and are...
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    07-03-2019, 03:58 PM
    Fairmont has some very talented RS Fr and Freshmen coming in. But the style will be very different than Mazzula. They may be much better at the end...
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    07-03-2019, 01:44 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread PSAC EAST in Atlantic
    Yep - you can win with any style - some are just harder than others to execute year after year. I watched both games at IUP. I thought WLU's...
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    07-03-2019, 01:36 PM
    I would not be surprised if the WLU second platoon is much, much stronger than the second platoon of last year. I think we have WL type players but...
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    07-03-2019, 01:31 PM
    Good points - I agree with you that Ben has the right balance. Gives you exposure to multiple conference competition and possibility of statement win...
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    07-03-2019, 01:19 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Yeh, it's a slow day. I think we agree that we are just discussing hypothetical scenarios, for I don't think the diocese will do anything prior to WU...
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    07-03-2019, 11:53 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread PSAC EAST in Atlantic
    If the pace and more importantly the pressure is just somewhat slower than the MEC it might help shepherd. MEC had 3 teams in top 11 in scoring and...
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    07-03-2019, 10:35 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Oops - I somehow posted the incorrect link. I regret the error. It's a slow summer day for basketball news... To be clear, I don't think the...
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    07-03-2019, 10:17 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread PSAC EAST in Atlantic
    It will be interesting to see how Shepherd adjusts to the PSAC East. They often played WLU tough, but their lack of depth eventually took its toll...
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    07-03-2019, 09:33 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Interesting thought. I’m no lawyer but I rewatched my perry mason shows and stayed at a holiday inn express last night... FWIW According to...
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    07-03-2019, 09:16 AM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Imho you have proposed a plausible scenario. Wvu is now in beckley which is a threat to bluefield state and concord. WVU wheeling could threaten...
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    07-03-2019, 09:01 AM
    What will ruin their chance at hosting will be if they lose all three or perhaps even two of three. As IUP learned in 17-18, impossible to overcome...
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    07-02-2019, 08:53 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    If the diocese thinks that WU cannot survive more than a year or two, they may choose to wait until it closes. This approach avoids any hard feelings...
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    07-02-2019, 08:48 PM
    Nearly everyone is back from NCAA tourney team - They average about 80 points a game and 38% of threes. They have a returning 6-9 2nd team All...
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    07-02-2019, 06:35 PM
    West Liberty Schedule 2019-2020 WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – After leading the West Liberty University men's basketball team on its eighth NCAA Division...
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    07-02-2019, 06:12 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    I was speculating on a somewhat different scenario. Diocese keeps the land and terminates the lease to wu so they can try to recover some of the...
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    07-02-2019, 12:12 PM
    Columbuseer replied to a thread New WJU MBB HC in Atlantic
    Total speculation on my part: Coach at Ohio u was let go in March so he was out of a job. I would be surprised if it were more than 1 year given wu...
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