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  1. Clock_Tower

    Recruiting - 2018 class

    Yawn who cares
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    OT: Where tangental posts get moved

    +1 And to state another way, the labeling as suggested by Thicks would let the casual fan/reader know that his opinions/thoughts are not widespread or indicate of this Board or the SLU program.
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    OT: Where tangental posts get moved

    Brian. With all due respect, there is no one who has posted more about him, who has told us about him and who has urged the rest of us to ignore him than you. And for months, not once did I or most others respond to him to "keep feeding him" and encouraging him. And the end result? More of the same. together with post after post from you and others telling us, the choir, to ignore him, that he craves attention and that he and his posts are because of us giving him the audience he craves. And the end result? Each day, I would read more instigating posts full of half truths and lies about the soccer and basketball programs with no consequence. Unless I am mistaken, the consensus on this Board is that posts on this Board can, and do, affect the program and the Univesity - my alma mater. For example, even honest and truthful posts about key members of SLU might not only inform others and allow posters to vent but would have other negative consequences such as helping create a negative stereotype of the program/University to the casual fan or occasional reader. We know that recruits and players, together with their families and friends, read this Board and are likely affected by what they read. Of course I don't believe that any one (1) poster speaks for the entire Board/SLU community but I also know that negative and unsubstantiated posts are not good for the Board/SLU community either. I am neither a moderator nor owner of this Board . And while I respect both, I question why is not easier and better for the Board for the instigating post to be moderated or deleted (in whole or in part) if an outright ban of the poster is not the preferred course of action. My response after months of watching your ignore him approach not work? Respond to him set things straight and/or to get the thread locked. The response? The ignore feature has been installed for me. Has the issue of this poster been resolved? Of course not. Enjoy.
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    OT: Where tangental posts get moved

    Then why is he still posting? Ignore does not always work.
  5. Clock_Tower

    best Jesuit basketball program

    Hopefully yes. But why would SLU learn from Situation II when they didn’t from Situation I?
  6. Clock_Tower

    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    Pace yourself means stand and walk a little and not run after every ball right? Because it’s a tough pace to keep for the whole game right? Guess middle relievers have ruined the game of baseball as well. Much more fun to watch a pitcher struggle for the whole 9 innings.
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    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    Same argument was made in basketball when Nolan Richardson kept putting out athlete after athlete. Now, VCU and Kentucky and much of the rest of college basketball do the same. It’s now called a deep bench. Basketball is no longer a game of my 5. (Or 6) and your 5 (or 6). 4 fouls on 1 of your equally good centers no longer means anything.
  8. +1 And even if/when other colleges take our players without further punishment, a scorched earth and public battle against SLU will only draw negative attention and will likely awaken and organize women’s groups with the likes of Weather and Kratky which are not unique to SLU but are on every college campus. 2 year probation by SLU = guilt = sexual predator Accepting, playing and rewarding proven guilty sexual predators would be a public relations disaster for their new college. And if activated at their new school, they will sit more next year as well.
  9. If Graves and Henriquez are truly gone, and Bishop is a Senior, then signs appear to be pointing favorably toward the 4th player. Shocking he would be punished at the end like the others but not all along. Delay now works in favor of the team. And compromise would appear at hand as middle ground exists. Whether the partisans would even consider middle ground appears to be a source ofthe delay.
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    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    How do the college subs ruin the game?
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    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    Nope. Doesn't appear to be very significant. US Soccer scouts will attend some games? 6 MId Atlantic colleges which are close to each other?
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    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    Yes and no. US Soccer is lending its name but not its coaches and facilities. This will still be regular college soccer (college coaches, players, facilities) but playing with International rules (clock, limited roster and no re-entry). And a coaching clinic for the college coaches. Sorry, but I see nothing to indicate these will be any feeder teams or that kids will now want to go to 1 of these 6 schools to be scouted by a US Soccer scout. The US Soccer scouts are already scouting college teams. Now, putting together the final matches at Wake Forest will sure make it easier for scouts to see more. Now, if US Soccer wants to invite the top 216 college soccer players (12 teams with 18 on each team) to US Soccer facilities, have the kids train with the US Soccer coaches, have the US Soccer coaches coach the kids, play alot of games each weekend in the Spring, ... then this would a real US Soccer event. Back to college soccer, though, it only makes sense to play each Fall and Spring. Why not? Not sure how great of opportunities the kids have to play after they enroll in college. The heat of summer is not good for development. You have high level coaches, players and facilities (D1 soccer) so why not play in the Spring? Again, everything I have read is that the American soccer player is the best in the world thru age 13 or 14, that the American soccer player starts to lose ground during the high school years and that the American college player who stays all 4 years is well behind the rest of the world. Unlike football, there is no concern of too many college soccer games and strain/abuse placed upon their bodies/injuries. Same with baseball. Why play only a shortened, rainy, cold Spring of baseball. Play baseball games in the Fall AND Spring to offset the advantage kids have who leave high school and play professionally -- Spring thru Summer and then winter ball if desired. And if academics are still important, seems like college athletes would be better served academically by more evenly spreading their games over both semesters rather than trying to cram a huge schedule of games/practices all in only 1 semester.
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    Major Development in Men’s college soccer

    No. It sure doesn't. If I were SLU, I would not only apply 2019 but I would try to schedule games this Spring (against IU, Akron, Notre Dame, Marquette and Northwestern as previously mentioned would be great but, if not, then anyone else). I don't see the NCAA penalizing these participating schools and therefore these participating schools either have received NCAA approval or the NCAA will tacitly allow the same. Therefore, once the NCAA allows Spring games for one NCAA school, it has to mean they are allowed for all NCAA schools. Coach Kalish: Just schedule, invite US Soccer to watch and play!! Production costs cannot be much and revenue might actually be made!!
  14. Again you are dead wrong. Many kids are walking SLUs campus with full scholarships and are not held to higher standards. And nearly everyone else has some type of financial aide package. Justice is not imposed depending upon the amount of tuition one pays. You may put high profile players on a pedaestal but that is you and and your personal agenda. And don’t ever attempt to speak for young kids. Your comments are wrong and childish. Not childlike. Look up the difference.
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    Coach’s Radio Show Monday 7 pm

    Ramey = tool And shouldn’t this be listed under OT