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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbackjon View Post
    Tiebreaker 1: Olympic Flag Bearers - BSC 1, SoCon 0
    Tiebreaker 2: NCAA Team Championships last 5 years - BSC 2, SoCon 0 (Does not include UND's Hockey Championship while in the BSC)
    Depending on a pending ruling from the committee, the SoCon may actually be able to claim 2 ‘IN-Conference’ Olympic Flag Bearers - both in the 2004 Summer Games in Athens - Dawn Staley, who played hoops for a SoCon’s ‘affiliate member’ since 1937, The University of Virginia, led the procession in the Opening Ceremonies. And, of course, from the SoCon’s other ‘Affiliate Member’ since 1953, The University of North Carolina, Mia Hamm of Soccer fame, closed those games with Flag in hand.

    In addition to the MANY, MANY, MANY FCS, 1-AA, FBS, BCS, and 1-A Football National Championships won by SoCon Teams & its ‘Affiliate Members,’ Furman won the AIWA Women’s National Golf Championship in 1976, before the NCAA began sponsoring ANY Division 1 Women’s Championships in 1981. Both Beth Daniel & Betsy King, who were key players on that Team are now enshrined in the LPGA Hall of Fame...so there’s that.
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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

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    Solid analysis & I’ll agree with TO over Kupp AND the departed Teams thing.

    I mean, none of those early departures have experienced the thrill & pageantry of a Thanksgiving weekend 1st Round FCS Playoff game in the cold sleety rain at Butler with well over 1900 in attendance. That’s what College Football is all about; not some prepackaged made-for-Tv exhibition game in an artificial environment. The SoCon allowed those schools to deprive themselves & their Players of such a character-building experience, so they deserve to lose the in this category. You are correct!

    Gotta pull the hole card on you & flip the music category though, which also gives the SoCon the win.

    I’m sure Jeff Ament is a fine bassist for an outstanding band that was highly relevant in the late 90’s, but he only spent a few semesters in Missoula & he didn’t play Football or even Hoops there, as I saw reported elsewhere. https://missoulian.com/sports/meet-j...7cc0b09fa.html

    On the other hand & more recently relevant, the SoCon has a Football STAR http://eweb.furman.edu/athletics/foo...nehartPOY.html - who is the LEAD Singer of his renowned band, Needtobreathe http://www.needtobreathe.com/ , which is CURRENTLY relevant and whose fame is growing with every new release.

    GMA Dove Awards
    Year Award Title Result
    2008 Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Signature of Divine" Nominated
    Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year The Heat Nominated
    2009 Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Washed by the Water" Won
    2010 Group of the Year Won
    Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Lay 'Em Down" Won
    Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year The Outsiders Won
    2011 Group of the Year Won
    Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Something Beautiful" Won
    2012 Group of the Year Won
    Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Slumber" Won
    Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year The Reckoning Won
    2013 Short Form Video "Keep Your Eyes Open" Nominated
    Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Keep Your Eyes Open" Won
    2016 Song of the Year Brother Nominated
    Grammy Awards
    Year Award Result
    2015 Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song ("Multiplied") Nominated
    So...based on Rinehart’s relevance to and stardom in the sport of FCS & SoCon Football & the recency of his musical success, I have to give him the nod over the kinda, sorta Grizzly with no association with FCS / BSC Football.

    It’s the SoCon again, Sports (and Music) Fans!

    Oh...almost forgot, my classmate, Mark Sanford, was a Football Cheerleader at Furman; probably the Head Cheerleader or Captain & it appears Ms. Palin, while, yes, an Idaho Alum, was only there for 3 or 4 semesters & no indication that she participated in Athletics...Football or Cheerleading as Mr. Sanford did. I think I’m gonna have to flip that one too and make it...

    1-3 for the BSC...much like their recent Playoff showings...but better.
    Furman (SoCon) also takes the politician crown...former Prime Minister of Finland, Alexander Stubb...class of 1993.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Stubb

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    SOCON also has a WWE Champion...not sure if this is a positive or not.
    Xavier Woods (Austin Watson), Furman class of 2008. 2-Time WWE Tag team champion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Woods

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by cx500d View Post
    How about Jan Stenerud?


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    Good pick. First kicker in the Pro Football HOF = Montana State

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Depending on a pending ruling from the committee, the SoCon may actually be able to claim 2 ‘IN-Conference’ Olympic Flag Bearers - both in the 2004 Summer Games in Athens - Dawn Staley, who played hoops for a SoCon’s ‘affiliate member’ since 1937, The University of Virginia, led the procession in the Opening Ceremonies. And, of course, from the SoCon’s other ‘Affiliate Member’ since 1953, The University of North Carolina, Mia Hamm of Soccer fame, closed those games with Flag in hand.

    In addition to the MANY, MANY, MANY FCS, 1-AA, FBS, BCS, and 1-A Football National Championships won by SoCon Teams & its ‘Affiliate Members,’ Furman won the AIWA Women’s National Golf Championship in 1976, before the NCAA began sponsoring ANY Division 1 Women’s Championships in 1981. Both Beth Daniel & Betsy King, who were key players on that Team are now enshrined in the LPGA Hall of Fame...so there’s that.


    Did they go to school while in the SoCon? If not, no credit.


    As far as Flag Bearers who competed in that conference, NAU's Lopez Lomong competed for Big Sky Championships (and won them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCPALADIN View Post
    SOCON also has a WWE Champion...not sure if this is a positive or not.
    Xavier Woods (Austin Watson), Furman class of 2008. 2-Time WWE Tag team champion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Woods

    Does that go under sports or entertainment?

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    What will Massey and Sagarin say? Are these reliable enough to agree by end of season?

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    Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbackjon View Post
    Did they go to school while in the SoCon? If not, no credit
    But...but...but if NAU beats NDak on 11/17, the Lumberjacks get “credit” for a Big Sky Conference win, even “while” NDak is not a Big Sky Conference member.

    You can have your #FakeNews BSC win (or loss) vs NDak AND your #FakeNews Non-BSC-loss (or Non-BSC-win) vs EWU...if we get Mia Hamm. Fair?


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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    But...but...but if NAU beats NDak on 11/17, the Lumberjacks get “credit” for a Big Sky Conference win, even “while” NDak is not a Big Sky Conference member.

    You can have your #FakeNews BSC win (or loss) vs NDak AND your #FakeNews Non-BSC-loss (or Non-BSC-win) vs EWU...if we get Mia Hamm. Fair?


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    This is different than GSU & ASU in 2013?

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    But...but...but if NAU beats NDak on 11/17, the Lumberjacks get “credit” for a Big Sky Conference win, even “while” NDak is not a Big Sky Conference member.

    You can have your #FakeNews BSC win (or loss) vs NDak AND your #FakeNews Non-BSC-loss (or Non-BSC-win) vs EWU...if we get Mia Hamm. Fair?


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    Big Sky Education >> So Con Education

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    Re: Big Sky or SoCon? Which Conference is Better Positioned for 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbackjon View Post
    Big Sky Education >> So Con Education


    Now you are just being ridiculous.
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