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General Discussion / Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Last post by nickgyp on July 14, 2024, 04:41:05 PM »
How true. Many colleges offer inane courses that substantively give you little more information than can be provided by a look at the December, 2020 People Magazine offered every visit to my dentist?s office. Read somewhere that a Harvard professor was going to offer a course on Taylor Swift for credits toward a degree. In recent memory, Xavier added a Criminal Justice major. Good luck paying back student loans on a probation officer?s salary.

Still waiting for my seventies? era Metaphysics degree to pay off. Still can?t fix a leaky faucet but I have spent hours thinking on the porcelain commode.
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General Discussion / Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Last post by Bruce on July 13, 2024, 08:55:21 PM »
I think fewer people are going to college, too. It’s gotten unjustifiably expensive and people, especially guys, are again looking at the trades. You can earn a great living without 6 figures of college debt.


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General Discussion / Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Last post by nickgyp on July 12, 2024, 02:03:26 PM »
Bruce:

This involves not just football but a marching band as well with the hopes of adding 150-200 students. Very ambitious for a school with an undergraduate enrollment of 1850 students. Xavier?s new med school will add graduate students but it?s impact on annual undergraduate enrollment will only be felt for prospective pre-med students which, arguably, will not be a number in a higher range than those interest in football and/or marching band. With the continuing decline in the pool of college age student, the attractiveness of adding football at Xavier remains or so it would seem.
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General Discussion / Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Last post by Bruce on July 11, 2024, 08:49:13 PM »
Hope they’re successful!


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General Discussion / Rio Grande restarts football
« Last post by nickgyp on July 09, 2024, 09:38:20 AM »
I had read this article a couple months back. I recall Xavier baseball played Rio Grande annually years ago. The need for more students/males triggered this move. Hope they succeed.


https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/2024/04/25/rio-grande-reviving-football
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General Discussion / OSU?s club football site
« Last post by nickgyp on June 21, 2024, 09:57:39 AM »
FWIW:

I had heard nothing about Xavier?s club football 2024 season recently. Previously, OSU?s club schedule in March listed Xavier as its season opener. In a June 11 tweet, OSU replaced Xavier with a game against Cincinnati United. No idea what tat team is about but from my viewpoint, a 2024 season for Xavier club football looks doubtful. Whether there is a future beyond that is not known. I hope I am wrong but the situation does no5 look promising. The past experience with club football at Xavier was daunting at times; and the enthusiasm to restart the program seemed genuine. Simply a tough task for students to organize in a short time.
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General Discussion / Re: New officers for club team
« Last post by nickgyp on June 05, 2024, 08:55:57 AM »
Bruce:

I enjoyed club football as it represents an honest and sincere effort to play football. With today?s NILs, portals, proposed power 5 NCAA settlements et. al. getting out of hand, college athletics is being further corrupted. The ?haves? will continue to rule; the ?have nots? will fade further back. Maybe it isn?t much different than the past but if the Pioneer Football League and FCS can live on then perhaps there is a place in college athletics where educational integrity can remain and the concept of an alma mater co-exists.
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General Discussion / Re: New officers for club team
« Last post by Bruce on June 04, 2024, 06:06:45 PM »
I would think if they were really working on it, you’d be able to find information about it. Like you said, it will be very tough to put something together for the fall if the pieces weren’t already in place.


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General Discussion / Re: New officers for club team
« Last post by nickgyp on June 03, 2024, 04:39:51 PM »
FWIW: I queried Xavier football on Twitter a few weeks ago as to any updates. No response. From this vantage point, a 2024 season looks to be in question. Perhaps things are happening that I am not aware of but it would be difficult to schedule games and promote them this close to fall.
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General Discussion / Re: RIP Michael Conaton
« Last post by XU Fan in DC on May 02, 2024, 08:30:05 PM »
Sorry to read this. i knew his daughters Cathy and Macaira. They were great women, and Macaira died much too soon. May Mike rest in peace.
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