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Love MAC Football and my hometown Ohio Bobcats!

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(03-11-2017 12:24 PM)megadrone Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 04:43 PM)nzmorange Wrote:  Basically, what are your big sports? To clarify, I'm asking in terms of historic and current competitiveness. Having a recent 1-2 good seasons isn't enough, but neither is being great until 30 years ago.

Here's a rough stab at some:

SEC - Football/Baseball
ACC - Basketball/Lacrosse/Baseball
B1G - Football/Hockey(?)
Pac - Swimming
Big XII - Wrestling
Big East - Basketball

I'm most interested in finding hidden gems. For example, are there any conference that are especially (more so than others) into fencing? Skiing? Riding? Field hockey? Soccer? And so on.

Perhaps you can make a case for Big 10 Lacrosse in a few years -- adding Maryland and Johns Hopkins to Penn State and Ohio State helps credibility, and Rutgers is ranked #7 at the moment.

But it's only the eastern schools in the conference that participate.

Rutgers are good at something? Who knew.05-stirthepot
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(03-11-2017 02:59 PM)BearcatJerry Wrote:  
(03-11-2017 02:04 PM)jrj84105 Wrote:  Skiing *******!!!
Utah and Colorado place 1st and 2nd today in the NCAA championship.

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Yeah... University of Colorado (on the D1 level) always did well in both downhill and Nordic (cross-country) skiing.

Also in the State of Colorado is Western State College which actually allows you to MAJOR in the subject.

They can't major in skiing at WSCU, they do have a lot of kids who major in Recreation and Outdoor Management or Resort Management, but not skiing. Most students at WSCU major in partying and spending 8 years in school, but skiing as a major? Nope.
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ACC Football made huge strides, Basketball is off the charts and Baseball packing the house. ACC , life is good !
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(03-10-2017 08:31 PM)goofus Wrote:  I am not saying anybody cares but the Big Ten totally dominates wrestling.

Number of NCAA wrestling titles by Big Ten schools:

Iowa 23
1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010


Penn State 6
1953, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Minnesota 3
2001, 2002, 2007

Ohio State 1
2015

Michigan State 1
1967

Indiana 1
1932

Essesentially 32 NCAA titles since 1975.

Insane, Iowa go get another this year you are having a drought.
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(03-13-2017 03:54 PM)CardFan1 Wrote:  ACC Football made huge strides, Basketball is off the charts and Baseball packing the house. ACC , life is good !

I agree. And Ville, as I predicted would kinda be right there with the top of the ACC in football.
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WCC has been Soccer. They have several teams playing in the final four.
Recently it seem they are now basketball but still the depth of soccer in the conference is really good.
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Guessing SEC and ACC have the best Bass Fishing rankings, but some of the smaller schools are probably good like Murray State?
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Temple: I think basketball is the biggest point of pride for Temple fans...it's historically significant program that few others can match.

Rutgers: extracting dollars from Midwestern rubes.
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Baseball has long been a point of pride for the Sun Belt. Had a fairly long string of multi-bid years that was broken but with defending champion Coastal Carolina entering lot of hope we get back to that.

Meanwhile at AState we acknowledge the league plays baseball.
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