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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Dreams are nice. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-lincoln-yards-soccer-stadium-ryan-ori-20171121-story.html
  2. 2017 High School Football

    It will get more convoluted as Class 5A will be spilt into two divisions for 2018. Currently, 5A enrollment is between 1,100 and 2,149. Where the split is made enrollment wise won't be known until February 1 as the enrollment "Snapshot Day" was October 27.
  3. Even less to see how that preseason All-American and top prospect, Michael Porter, Jr. will have back surgery. Mizzou got two minutes out of him and are stuck with the daddy as an assistant. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/sec/2017/11/21/missouri-freshman-michael-porter-jr-miss-season-back-surgery/886005001/
  4. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    There's growing thought that if Auburn loses to Alabama this weekend that Gus Malzhan will resign to take the Arkansas job. If you have not heard, Auburn's AD, Jay Jacobs, will not return and the department not only has the basketball/FBI investigation, but there was also issues with the softball team and harassment during Jacobs' tenure.
  5. We're less than 100 days away from the Week 0 games and might as well start it now with the news that Bob Stoops is retiring from Oklahoma effective immediately with OC Lincoln Riley, age 33, taking over. http://m.newsok.com/source-ou-coach-bob-stoops-retiring/article/5551964?rotator=true
  6. 2017 NFL Season

    The Eagles' front four is quick and good. Their secondary really hasn't had to face a formidable group of receivers this season outside of NYG with Shepherd and OBJ. The issues won't come from the regular season, but the local pressure they'll face possible being the #1 seed and have home field advantage. Plus there's that chance which Pederson will be outcoached by those with much more experience: Payton, Rivera, Quinn, Carroll (if they make it). Their win or lose, their game @SEA will tell a lot of the team, but I think since the Saints are winning on the road with defense, they should be taken very seriously The best #2 played last night in Matt Ryan. Otherwise, you're looking at Flutie or Aaron Brooks.
  7. 2017 High School Football

    The top four teams in each district get in the playoffs. There's a lot of five team districts too, so win one game and you're in. Last week's first round was bi-distrct, so 1st place in one district plays 4th places in another and vice versa.
  8. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Whatever your gimmick is...it sucks! Ya feel me?
  9. So 90+ minutes from Chicago and little chance of ride share drivers. At least Buffalo/Orchard Park was a suburb and Ann Arbor was much closer to more commerce. http://www.und.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/111817aaa.html
  10. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Oh Jezus...76ers started 17/23 against GSW tonight. And Lauren Holtkamp is working this game, so she'll eject someone on a whim.
  11. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    A plea during the holiday season is a real sign of either serious desperation (with a lack of business sense) or grifters trying to lessen their loss. You want to start that slippery slope? USSF is letting the NWSL franchise in KC do what it will do naturally yet they cover some salaries this have a deeper interest.
  12. Football and CTE

    Full Article (registration needed): http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2645104 Public Release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/tjnj-hpo072017.php Release excerpt:
  13. CFL in Halifax coming soon?

    For who and for what?
  14. https://apnews.com/58402a46bd564f45bbaca4f160654660/Rockets-owner-Fertitta-interested-in-NHL-team-in-Houston
  15. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    It's 4 years for $62M, far less than $20M/year. Look his stats per 36 minutes and per 100 possessions to Klay Thompson. Pretty comparable.
  16. Official Statement Dec. 15, 2009 The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) discussed the future of the Big Ten Conference at its winter meetings on Dec. 6 in Park Ridge, Illinois. The following statement is issued by the Big Ten office on behalf of the COP/C. Penn State joined the Big Ten Conference in June of 1990 and its addition has been an unqualified success. In 1993, 1998 and 2003 the COP/C, in coordination with the commissioner's office, reviewed the issue of conference structure and expansion. The COP/C believes that the timing is right for the conference to once again conduct a thorough evaluation of options for conference structure and expansion. As a result, the commissioner was asked to provide recommendations for consideration by the COP/C over the next 12 to 18 months. The COP/C understands that speculation about the conference is ongoing. The COP/C has asked the conference office to obtain, to the extent possible, information necessary to construct preliminary options and recommendations without engaging in formal discussions with leadership of other institutions. If and when such discussions become necessary the COP/C has instructed Commissioner James E. Delany to inform the Chair of the COP/C, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, and then to notify the commissioner of the affected conference(s). Only after these notices have occurred will the Big Ten engage in formal expansion discussions with other institutions. This process will allow the Big Ten to evaluate options, while respecting peer conferences and their member institutions. No action by the COP/C is expected in the near term. No interim statements will be made by the Big Ten or the COP/C until after the COP/C receives the commissioner's recommendations and the COP/C determines next steps, if any, in this area. Now before everyone goes (insert your school here) in terms of who should be asked to join, please keep this very big point in mind. Every Big Ten school is a member of the Association of American Universities. Membership in AAU is by invitation and is based on the high quality of programs of academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in a number of fields, as well as general recognition that a university is outstanding by reason of the excellence of its research and education programs. Note: Notre Dame does not fully qualify as it is basically a liberal arts university, but they could make an exception for them I take it. AAU Membership
  17. Football and CTE

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/health/cte-confirmed-in-first-living-person-bn/index.html Abstract of study: https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article/doi/10.1093/neuros/nyx536/4616608
  18. Division 1 College Conference Realignment

    It's not like the conference members as a whole are. Savannah State is moving back to Division II by 2019. SC State has been on the brink of closing for years even with debt forgiveness from the state. Bethune-Cookman has debt issues of their own which came to light this summer after the president resigned and they've borrowed from their endowment in recent years. Same problems at Howard.
  19. Last year, they lost by 29 at Richmond to a 3rd string QB who was redshirting the week before and they decided to blow it. Granted, both teams started backups, but since the last MEAC playoff win was in 1999, past performance is likely indicative of future results. Beating that injured a Richmond team was a good of an opportunity as they could receive.
  20. 2017 NFL Season

    McDermott and Beane have never been in his corner from Day 1, hence the restructure.
  21. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Heavily touted local foods not named Graeter's, like Gold Star or Skyline chili and Montgomery Inn ribs don't help.
  22. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    USC, Sparty, Wazzu, UW, Notre Dame, Okie State, Penn State, UCF, we've got a great playoff song from the '80's for ya...
  23. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    As this board would be better if some members' run would end.
  24. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    Both of y'all need to simmer....