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    Top 25

    1. West Florida
    2. IUP
    3. Ferris St
    4 Fort Hays St
    5. NW Missouri St
    6. Minn St
    7. Texas A&M Commerce - Defending National Champs
    8. Midwestern St.
    9. West Alabama
    10. Central Missouri
    11. Central Washington
    12. Indianapolis
    13. Colorado St-Pueblo
    14. California (PA)
    15. Ashland
    16. Valdosta St
    17. Colorado Mines
    18. Edinboro
    19. Assumption
    20. Carson-Newman
    21. Humbolt St
    22. Bowie St
    23. SW Baptist
    24. Hillsdale
    25. Adams St


    PSAC Pre-Season All American

    First Team

    RB - Marc Jones SR Gannon
    OL - Colin McAllister JR IUP
    DL - Jake Klinger SR Bloomsburg

    Second Team
    RB - Walter Fletcher JR Edinboro
    OL - Craig McCorkle JR California (Pa)
    LB - Tyler Morrissey SR West Chester
    DB - Zuril Hendrick SR Edinboro
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    Wonder if during the Edinboro game Trey Staunch comes in to the stands to fight Dante Lombardi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Wonder if during the Edinboro game Trey Staunch comes in to the stands to fight Dante Lombardi ?
    Probably not actually fight, just give him a good cowardly cheap shot would be my guess.

    I'm disappointed that Lenny was not mentioned somewhere on the preseason All-American team.

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    Well, luckily on the football field he'll have a guy 6'6" and 330 lbs to play with ... and not a 5'9" guard who weighs (Maybe) 170 lbs.

    That said, I hope young Mr. Staunch plays basketball again this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Well, luckily on the football field he'll have a guy 6'6" and 330 lbs to play with ... and not a 5'9" guard who weighs (Maybe) 170 lbs.

    That said, I hope young Mr. Staunch plays basketball again this season.
    Dante is not big at all. Staunch is a bona fide piece of crap coward for going after him.

    Real tough guys don't fight lesser men unless it is something major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post
    Probably not actually fight, just give him a good cowardly cheap shot would be my guess.

    I'm disappointed that Lenny was not mentioned somewhere on the preseason All-American team.

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    I'm sure you don't put too much credibility in this. You know how good LW is and don't need a sadly misinformed poll to verify that. CALU at #14 ???? Seriously ?? Even if everything works out, given their schedule, the VULCANS will be lucky to be 9-2 team. Certainly NOT national ranking material. I'm guessing 7-4.

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    Edinboro has no business being ranked! Definitely another poll that is a joke.

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    The 3 most ridiculous items on this thread, in this order
    1. IUP is the victim AGAIN, Lombardi is a total punk
    2. Edinboro being ranked at all
    3. Cal being ranked at 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Wonder if during the Edinboro game Trey Staunch comes in to the stands to fight Dante Lombardi ?
    Quote Originally Posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post
    Dante is not big at all. Staunch is a bona fide piece of crap coward for going after him.

    Real tough guys don't fight lesser men unless it is something major.

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    You guys are going too far with this. We've covered this extensively on the basketball board. Lombardi mouthed off to Staunch in ONE GAME this past season and must have said something to set off Staunch. Yeah Staunch got in his face and they had to be separated - but no penalty was called and in future games there weren't any issues. So why the need to bring it up? Also, all the onus isn't on Staunch for getting upset. If it was Edinboro's 5-9 player causing the scene with IUP's 6-6 player you wouldn't be reacting this way nor would you call your player a goon (which you did many times on the basketball forum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    Edinboro has no business being ranked! Definitely another poll that is a joke.
    That's part of the problem with these magazines. They are nothing but ad revenue for the magazines and media attention for the teams. Obviously Edinboro will gladly take the attention. I recall one year Edinboro being ranked as high as #6 by a magazine. The major problem is that we don't know who is doing the research and constructing the rankings. Is it an intern? Some stringer? What criteria are they using? Its not a known person who puts it out there for a response. Do you ever recall a writer for Lindy's or Street & Smith's giving an opinion anywhere? Nope.

    Although...one of my favorite annual past times as a kid was getting the Bill Mazeroski baseball preview magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    You guys are going too far with this. We've covered this extensively on the basketball board. Lombardi mouthed off to Staunch in ONE GAME this past season and must have said something to set off Staunch. Yeah Staunch got in his face and they had to be separated - but no penalty was called and in future games there weren't any issues. So why the need to bring it up? Also, all the onus isn't on Staunch for getting upset. If it was Edinboro's 5-9 player causing the scene with IUP's 6-6 player you wouldn't be reacting this way nor would you call your player a goon (which you did many times on the basketball forum).
    Come on. Your own announcers on the web cast called him 'the enforcer' about 8 times.

    Then he pulled the same crap down here.

    You've been to games. None of them shut up for 40 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Come on. Your own announcers on the web cast called him 'the enforcer' about 8 times.

    Then he pulled the same crap down here.

    You've been to games. None of them shut up for 40 minutes.
    I can't speak for them but I think his style is more about physical play rather than dirty play. There's a difference. Surprisingly his foul count wasn't bad. There's also a difference between jawing an opposing player and being a goon.

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    Staunch is a good player. He really helped them last year. I was really just being sarcastic about him coming in to the stands. It made me laugh.

    Dante has been a target of many of the biggest players in the PSAC. Ship's Dustin Sleva went after him. Micah Till launched him airborne from behind last season at the KCAC. I think he thought he was still playing TE at NC State. It was actually comical in the replay. Till just decked him at the foul line. Dante goes flying in to a Rock player under the basket. They call Dante with the foul. You can watch it On Demand. End of the Rock at IUP game. It's hilarious. Joe about has a coronary. The crowd went ballistic and then the Rock player about entered the crowd at the KCAC. Security everywhere.

    I know the reputation he has ... coaches' son, privileged, etc. I go to every game and I don't personally see it with Dante. He's actually pretty quiet. Joe had several smack-talking knuckleheads last year who started most of the stuff and Dante would pay the price for it. He's tough, though. He doesn't back down from those monsters. Most people would do a 4.4 forty to get away from Staunch. He has to battle the stigma. He's white. Coaches' son, etc.

    You think Staunch is going to play again this season?

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    Regarding Dante----nothing personal against him or Bravado--BUT is Dante playing because he is the best player at that position that the program can secure? I highly doubt that! Personally, I'll be glad when the coach's boy is gone from the program. Okay, he's alright---but he is hardly at the same level of Ashton or Devante or Kevin Stewart who all offered up the program the stellar guard play that was needed to reach the highest levels of D-II hoops. He starts because he is the coach's son. Let's leave it at that. No small wonder why the program has underachieved with some of this stuff (lack of depth, coach's boy, etc) the past few years.

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    Dante has nothing whatsoever to do with the lack of depth from the last two years. That’s a Joe issue. If we’re being honest here, Dante on the roster should help the depth situation. He’s at IUP for free. He’s not costing the program a scholarship.

    Regarding Dante being in the lineup... I have no issues at all with him being on the floor. I’m not a Joe apologist either. I was critical at the end of this past season. I was extremely outspoken with what I considered a lack of attitude and toughness throughout the program. Again though, I don’t think Dante is the problem there. I don’t think he has much to do with that. And again, I’m not an apologist here.

    I think where you could have a point is the discussion of if he should be playing PG or not. I think Dante is a bit out of control at times and tries to do to much. Sometimes I wish he would reel it in when he’s throwing up long shots, but such is life. He’s a player clearly capable of playing at the D2 Level. Could IUP find a Dante Lombardi elsewhere?Yeah. But the only difference would be the last name. I would rather see him playing a SG role, but I have no issues with him on the floor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    You guys are going too far with this. We've covered this extensively on the basketball board. Lombardi mouthed off to Staunch in ONE GAME this past season and must have said something to set off Staunch. Yeah Staunch got in his face and they had to be separated - but no penalty was called and in future games there weren't any issues. So why the need to bring it up? Also, all the onus isn't on Staunch for getting upset. If it was Edinboro's 5-9 player causing the scene with IUP's 6-6 player you wouldn't be reacting this way nor would you call your player a goon (which you did many times on the basketball forum).
    Let's just say I know for a fact that if Dante would've played in the PSAC playoff game, the first time he drove the lane Staunch was going to drill him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    Let's just say I know for a fact that if Dante would've played in the PSAC playoff game, the first time he drove the lane Staunch was going to drill him.
    Source? That's a pretty big accusation based on speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    Source? That's a pretty big accusation based on speculation.

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    OL - Colin McAllister JR IUP. Here's a guy who was a third string DL in 2016. Moved to OL spring ball 2017 because of a shortage of OL and jumped through the window of opportunity and now is being mentioned as an All-American. Fantastic job and lesson how football mirrors life outside football! In life, we're all provided with windows of opportunity. Prepare within your chosen endeavor for when that window opens, jump through it, reap your just rewards, never look back, and remain humble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    OL - Colin McAllister JR IUP. Here's a guy who was a third string DL in 2016. Moved to OL spring ball 2017 because of a shortage of OL and jumped through the window of opportunity and now is being mentioned as an All-American. Fantastic job and lesson how football mirrors life outside football! In life, we're all provided with windows of opportunity. Prepare within your chosen endeavor for when that window opens, jump through it, reap your just rewards, never look back, and remain humble.

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