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topic Morehead St. 28 Butler 18
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General Discussion / Morehead St. 28 Butler 18
« Last post by nickgyp on April 17, 2021, 06:40:17 PM »
Late afternoon and turned on ESPN+ and noticed that Butler was playing a Morehead St..  Late in fourth quarter and Bulldogs were down 28-18 with five minutes left. Butler inexplicably continued to pass in the middle using no timeouts and losing minutes off the clock. A late fumble and a later inception in the end zone resulted in the final. This was a Pioneer Football League game (the non-scholarship league that includes Dayton); and both teams fielded full squads.

Somehow they do it.
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General Discussion / Re: Mercer Bears and Incarnate Word Cardinals
« Last post by nickgyp on April 16, 2021, 07:38:27 AM »
Bruce:

As Pete Gillen said, "Never say never."

And it is not like it is a votive candle in church.

But if ever there becomes a patron saint of intercollegiate football then I have plenty of coins to place down the slot (paper money (even though it is worth more and might yield better ecclesiastical results) tends to get stuck which is a problem when the wooden sticks have all been burned down to stubs and cannot be used to push the bills completely down the slots)....

Say, has Mary ever been known as Our Lady of Victory Parkway?????

Inquiring minds want to know!

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General Discussion / Re: Mercer Bears and Incarnate Word Cardinals
« Last post by Bruce on April 15, 2021, 09:22:59 PM »
I will keep the candle lit.

Someone has to!


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General Discussion / Mercer Bears and Incarnate Word Cardinals
« Last post by nickgyp on April 10, 2021, 07:54:43 PM »
Finished watching the 3rd  round of the Masters from the spectacular Augusta National Golf Course. Decided to check out any college football games that may still be playing this spring. Both Mercer  and Incarnate Word were hosting home games against East Tennessee State University and Northwestern State University respectively. Both schools' games were being televised on ESPN+. I recalled in 2011 when Mercer reinstated its football program after a 70 year hiatus with plans to play in the Pioneer Football League with non-scholarship players against schools like Butler and Dayton, mercer had no stadium at the time but now play in a nice concrete10,000 seat stadium built in 2013 for 14 million dollars, They moved up from the Pioneer League and play scholarship ball with only 4000 undergrads. Incarnate Word in a Sisters of Charity school in San Antonia that started scholarship football in 2009 and it plays in a 6000 seat home facility. Both are succeeding and yet Xavier doesn't even field a non-scholarship team. I miss Xavier stadium and Corcoran Field and wish the Muskies played again. Apparently other schools are able to do it financially and in the face of Title IX concerns.

I get that these schools are not basketball powers but schools like Butler and Villanova pull it off.

I will keep the candle lit.
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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by nickgyp on February 03, 2021, 05:31:04 PM »
Could be but if they support Xavier football then they are good bots.....
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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by Bruce on February 02, 2021, 06:51:11 PM »
I think some of those are bots viewing the threads for search information.


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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by nickgyp on February 02, 2021, 04:40:01 PM »
73 view so far Bruce and I have accounted for maybe 3 so I hope the other 70 are not you.
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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by nickgyp on January 31, 2021, 03:08:27 PM »
So it appears as far as postings but there are more views that would appear to be more than just you and me. As long as there are some embers then I guess there is hope. The National Club Football Association seems to be alive and with the number of XU grads who played club football there is a more recent link to Muskie football than those linked to the final 1973 season. I'd like to think that some of those players might want to see at last club football tried again on Victory Parkway.
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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by Bruce on January 29, 2021, 06:47:47 PM »
It’s pretty much just you and me!


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Forum Announcements / Re: Tapatalk
« Last post by nickgyp on January 29, 2021, 05:36:44 PM »
You are forgiven. Actually, I am just happy the board remains alive and there is a sliver of interest in the posts. And the credit for the board goes to you!!!
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