Posted: 11/20/2012 10:50 PM
Last edited 11/20/2012 10:54 PM by GoBlackKnights85
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:05 AM
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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:24 PM
GoBlackKnights85 wrote: Solid win tonight over St. Francis to push the early record to 3-1. No need to tear your hair out over football for the next two and a half weeks when we have plenty of promising roundball to fill that void.
Posted: 11/21/2012 12:47 PM
At halftime last night Ellis had 3 points and Herbeck had 3 points. In years past that meant Army was losing 31 - 16....last night they had a 31-30 lead.This team has some very talented freshmen and they will continue to get better and grow. The next two games are very winable road games then home for Marist who seems to be down this year.
Dare I say a 6 -1 start is possible?
Posted: 11/21/2012 3:08 PM
Posted: 11/21/2012 6:02 PM
Posted: 11/21/2012 6:45 PM
wp1994 wrote: The key difference though, is that FB scheduling occurs 4-8 years in advance, while basketball usually doesn't get nearly that far out into the future. There's no way to account (or even accurately predict) the ups and downs of lots of FB teams over that long of a span. While I agree we're not going to beat SEC/BIG 10 teams routinely in FB, the Patriot League is shooting too low.Beat 'em!------------------------------------------------ glarson65 wrote:Just goes to show that sports can be interesting no matter who you're playing. We have no business playing ACC quality teams in basketball, and anyone who thinks we can compete with teams from the big five football conferences on a regular basis these days is smokinng too much. The Patriot League is an appropriate level of competition for most of our teams. Go Army---------------------------------------------
Posted: 11/21/2012 7:02 PM
Posted: 11/22/2012 8:48 PM
Last edited 11/22/2012 9:21 PM by palidog
Posted: 11/22/2012 11:32 PM
plain wrote: IMO a disgrace. If the best that can be achieved is beating non-scholarship teams with no winning football tradition, they might as well abandon the sport entirely. This at a time when Navy and AF are stepping up in class.
Posted: 11/22/2012 11:43 PM
Posted: 11/23/2012 12:38 AM
palidog wrote: Im puzzled by all the talk of the fact that we set the football lineup four or five years ago and some of the teams we face improve in the time between agreeing to play them and the game. Are you saying that we should simply schedule teams that we are confident of beating? A sign of a decent or good football team is not beating the other 10 worst schools in the country. It is being good enough so that we can beat schools that actuallly have good football programs. I still laugh at our record from 2010....Yes, we won six games, but they came against teams with a collective 17-43 record, plus VMI.....wow, we were a great team that year.....and dont tell me that we beat a good SMU team....while I thought Army played okay, SMU did not show up for the bowl game.It should also be notd that since 2000, we have beaten exactly six FBS teams that finished the year with winning records. Some of you talk about beating a top 25 team, I would just like to consistently beat .500 or better teams.Navy beat 12 FBS teams with winning records during the same timespan and AFA beat 14....not much better....it should be noted that Notre Dame beat 31 teams with winning records during the same timespan. We should strive to be a better team that can beat better teams. The AFA win this year was one of those few times we have managed to beat that has a winning record and wins against quality teams like Nevada.Boy have you guys set the bar low or what.
Posted: 11/23/2012 8:23 AM
Posted: 11/23/2012 10:22 AM
glarson65 wrote: At the same time, you're incorrect in labeling the Patriot League as non-scholarship teams. The Patriot League is a Division 1 level conference, and all the schools offer scholarships in all sports, including football. Other than football, there are no official distinctions between Patriot League and major conference programs. The Patriot League is an FCS level conference in football, which means that they are limited to 65 scholarships rather than the 85 allowed for FBS teams.
Posted: 11/23/2012 2:50 PM
Posted: 11/23/2012 3:06 PM
Posted: 11/23/2012 7:49 PM
Posted: 11/23/2012 8:36 PM
Bison137 wrote: glarson65 wrote: At the same time, you're incorrect in labeling the Patriot League as non-scholarship teams. The Patriot League is a Division 1 level conference, and all the schools offer scholarships in all sports, including football. Other than football, there are no official distinctions between Patriot League and major conference programs. The Patriot League is an FCS level conference in football, which means that they are limited to 65 scholarships rather than the 85 allowed for FBS teams. 1. No PL schools offer scholarships in all sports, although all give them out in basketball, and many (not all) do offer them in soccer and lax. (Some in field hockey as well.) Until this year, Bucknell had no scholarships in any sport other than basketball.2. As someone else pointed out, at the moment only Fordham has any scholarship football players - which has made them ineligible for the PL title. However, each PL team is now allowed to give out up to 15 scholarships in the Class of 2013 and will eventually be allowed to go up to a max of 60. Georgetown is not planning to offer any scholarships at the moment, and a couple other schools may stop short of 60. BTW, no FCS team can give out 65 - 63 is the max.
Posted: 11/23/2012 8:47 PM
wp1994 wrote: gl65 - I thought the panel's recommendation was 3-3-3, along the categories you mentioned, plus the other 2 SA teams that we're going to schedule anyway? The whole point of classifying them by tier was to pick 3 from each column (like a meal deal at a Chinese restaurant) since we have to develop our entire schedule on our own as an independent. By the way, even for those PL schools / teams not offering direct athletic scholarships, they have ways of finding financial aid for players when necessary. I cannot say it happens in every case, but it does happen in many examples.Beat 'em!
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