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topic Corcoran
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nickgyp
November 14, 2018, 04:17:45 PM
topic Fordham at Holy Cross
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nickgyp
November 12, 2018, 04:29:11 PM
topic UC loss to Temple
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nickgyp
October 22, 2018, 04:56:10 PM

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General Discussion / Corcoran
« Last post by nickgyp on November 14, 2018, 04:17:45 PM »
Lights were on last night as we went to the Wisconsin game. The football stadium filled that space nicely. Introduced men's soccer team at the game. Kudos to them for the solid season but it just isn't football. Too many great memories of Abramowicz, Williams, Shinners, the Quantico Marines, et.al.. Man, I miss it.
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General Discussion / Fordham at Holy Cross
« Last post by nickgyp on November 12, 2018, 04:29:11 PM »
Kid from Fordham kicked a 55 yard FG last weekend. Game was televised on the CW and visitors' side of stands was sparsely filled. No small feat (pun intended), the FG was made me recall UD's Greg Schwarber (Moeller grad) kicking 55 yarder at Corcoran to earn the Flyers a 28-28 tie with Xavier in 1973. Passing the football section at Cintas makes me wistful; and watching footage from Corcoran on the monitors gets me thinking that damn I miss Xavier football. Basketball is okay but gushing over Tyrique Jones' 20 rebounds against Evansville? Bob Pelkington averaged close to 22 rpg. at Schmidt. Steve Thomas, Bob Quick and Connie Warren were fun to watch as well.
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Forum Announcements / UC loss to Temple
« Last post by nickgyp on October 22, 2018, 04:56:10 PM »
Not much to note except that I miss Xavier football. Did note UC lost to Temple which lost earlier this season to Villanova. Nova isn't a FBS team like the Owls. as we all know, the Wildcats' basketball team will be projected at the top of the BB elite. Yet they can still have football. Dang!
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General Discussion / Sacred Heart 30 Bucknell 14
« Last post by nickgyp on September 09, 2018, 11:21:58 AM »
Caught the Bisons' loss on a local channel (The CW 12-3) that covers Patriot League games (Bucknell is a member but SHU is not). Christy Mathewson stadium reminded me a bit of Corcoran Field. Fun game to watch with decent football. Attendance seemed sparse, at east on the far side stands. Not to belabor the point but I contrasted that with both the Georgia-South Carolina games and Nebraska-Colorado games Big time NCAA football can be very enjoyable to watch but there is something to be said for lower division football that doesn't have the pageantry or glitz of Penn St. vs. Pittsburgh.
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General Discussion / Re: Butler win over Youngstown State
« Last post by nickgyp on September 09, 2018, 11:11:00 AM »
Bruce:

I imagine that is true. But I have the belief that if Fr. Graham had really wanted the club program to prosper then more of an administration effort would have happened. Dr. Heidt's recent contribution to the recreation center complex and Charles Gallagher's donation for the recent new student center show that there are  benefactors out there. When the owner of the Chicago Bears was at Xavier a few years ago extolling football and Catholic education, one would think he could have been approached. Yesterday, Bucknell hosted Sacred Heart University at Christy Mathewson stadium (named after a former Bucknell football alum who went on to a Hall of Fame baseball career as a pitcher). The stadium was built in 1924 for what now would be a cost of roughly $3.7 million dollars and after a 1989 renovation seats 13,100. A nice stadium that seemed fairly empty on the far side. Not sure what either school pays for football but Bucknell is a Patrit League School and Sacred hear a NEAC school so I think atheltic scholarships are minimal if at all. Sacred Hear traveled to Lewisburg, Pa. from Connecticut. Somehow, it gets done.
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General Discussion / Re: Butler win over Youngstown State
« Last post by Bruce on September 08, 2018, 06:05:45 PM »
The other schools probably have a champion who pushes to keep the club program alive.  We don’t have that at X.
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General Discussion / Butler win over Youngstown State
« Last post by nickgyp on September 05, 2018, 04:39:34 PM »
Yesterday, I was listening to 1560 am radio and father of a Butler player called in to describe Butler's come from behind win over YSU where the Bulldogs recovered an on-side kick to get in to position to win on a 40 yd FG. Mo Egger, a Dayton grad, was surprised to hear that odds makers placed Butler at a 35 point
disadvantage as both Butler and UD are non-scholly PFL members (and why would Vegas care). YSU is scholarship football so the upset was huge. I recall the Polish Rifle, Ron Jaworski leading the YSU Penguins against XU on Victory Parkway. Did manage to see some of Holy Cross at Colgate on Saturday and enjoying it. Spoke with former clubber WR Danny Deters yesterday and we both said how much we miss club football. Still don't understand how these other schools do it and X cannot.
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General Discussion / 2018 college football season
« Last post by nickgyp on September 01, 2018, 01:59:22 PM »
Sadly, nothing to add as the 2018 season begins. Too bad.
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General Discussion / Re: Article and Video from WCPO when Xavier dropped football
« Last post by nickgyp on August 10, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »
Wouldn't think it would be cheap but how they afford it and stay within Title IX is anybody's guess.
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General Discussion / Re: Article and Video from WCPO when Xavier dropped football
« Last post by Bruce on August 06, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »
That can’t be cheap!
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