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topic News to Me
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July 07, 2018, 04:43:16 PM
topic Presbyterian to join PFL
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April 16, 2018, 05:03:44 PM
topic Villanova wins NCAA BB Title
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April 04, 2018, 07:26:05 PM

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General Discussion / News to Me
« Last post by nickgyp on July 07, 2018, 04:43:16 PM »
A couple of nights ago, I had dinner with former club coach Tom Powers at Delicio's pizza at Xavier square. Waiter was a senior-to-be at Xavier and he commented on coach powers shirt which had Xavier football on it. He was aware Xavier dropped football long ago; and that led to discussion of the club program. The waiter said that there was an effort this year to re-start club football at Xavier via the club sports program but apparently costs were a concern. I have queried Xavier football on occasion recently but never saw any reference to this effort at the school. Coach Powers opined that the football alums probably wouldn't financially support it but there had been support of the club team before. Not so sure what number of students were actually involved in this effort but if I hear anything I will add to this thread. Wish I had known because the fire burns still.
General Discussion / Presbyterian to join PFL
« Last post by nickgyp on April 16, 2018, 05:03:44 PM »
Presbyterian University is slated to join the PFL in 2021 going to non scholarship football (but will remain in Big South for all other sports). Campbell University which only recently started a football program will be leaving the PFL going to scholarship football. Presbyterian in 2002 built a nice stadium holding 6500 fans at a cost of some $8 million (which someone calculated to be about $11 million in 2017 dollars). I'd love to see Xavier play football in the PFL and rebuild Xavier stadium exactly as it was on Victory Parkway. Nothing fancy but as Steven Tyler would say, "Dream On".
General Discussion / Villanova wins NCAA BB Title
« Last post by nickgyp on April 04, 2018, 07:26:05 PM »
Gee, I hate how football is just killing basketball at Nova....
General Discussion / Re: The Apprentice School
« Last post by nickgyp on February 27, 2018, 05:31:04 PM »
Well for us Xavier hopefuls, we are waiting for our ship to come in.
General Discussion / Re: SIUE
« Last post by nickgyp on February 27, 2018, 05:29:54 PM »
Hope springs eternal and or infernal....
General Discussion / Re: The Apprentice School
« Last post by Bruce on February 25, 2018, 06:23:38 PM »
Well, that’s certainly different!
General Discussion / Re: SIUE
« Last post by Bruce on February 25, 2018, 06:22:26 PM »
We can only hope!
General Discussion / The Apprentice School
« Last post by nickgyp on February 25, 2018, 11:05:17 AM »
NCFA announced that it has a new team joining the Club Football association called The Apprentice School. I thought I had read about this school somewhere and, sure enough, it is a school in Newport News, Virginia that involves ship building. That is right. Ship building. Not only that but it has a team that won team two games in 2017 against other schools. At any rate, the team photo features some 60-70 players. It appears that the 2017 schedule was against actial small schools with football teams. Recalling Xavier's shellacking when D-III Notre Dame College came down from Cleveland to play the Muskie clubbers at Roger Bacon and small college Midwest Ohio's rout of the XU clubbers at Stargell Stadium in the West End; I am not so sure that the Builders (yes, The Apprentice School's nickname) are not a bit too much for the club level. But what do I know?
General Discussion / SIUE
« Last post by nickgyp on February 03, 2018, 10:32:41 PM »
Last Sunday, I drove to St. Louis to drop off a car to my daughter who attends Wash. U.. The drive as I approach the city from the east takes me past the Edwardsville exit which always reminds of the XU club gridders playing there in the past. I get wistful about Xavier football; and I started to wonder what ever happened to the SIUE team. My recent views of the NCFA website no longer showed SIUE with Miami, Wright St. , Ohio S. et al in the Midwest division. I imagined SIUE went the way X did with its club team, Tonight, I noticed on the NCFA that SIUE was joining the NCFA (National Club Football Association)for the 2018 season. I was curious at to what was going on with SIUE club football; and I went to the team's site. SIEU football played the 2017 season going 2-7 with wins in their last two games. They lost a 20-0 game to Wright St. at SIEU for homecoming but beat Loyola Chicago's club team. Apparently, they were an independent this past fall as I didn't recognize most of the teams they played. The team photo showed 20 players; and the roster listed just 23. I recognize the difficulties the X club team had with numbers, injuries, etc..

Dang, I'd like to give it another shot because even with Xavier's OT win tonight over Georgetown (which has a football team), I love Muskie football and hope springs eternal!
General Discussion / Re: Dave Cecchini
« Last post by Bruce on January 21, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
One can only hope!

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