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RE: In what sports are your conference's fans especially proud?
For the Big West it is baseball and men's soccer. Especially baseball, where it's arguably a power conference. Cal State Fullerton has four national championships. Long Beach State has multiple College World Series appearances. UC Irvine has a couple and UC Santa Barbara has one.
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Have the Highlanders sniffed Omaha?
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(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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What school is represented by the green flag with a tree/fern on the left?

Denver was second in x-country, while CU was third.
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(03-14-2017 12:25 AM)NoDak Wrote:  
(03-11-2017 02:04 PM)jrj84105 Wrote:  Skiing *******!!!
Utah and Colorado place 1st and 2nd today in the NCAA championship.

[Image: IMG_0974_zpslp1csehg.png]

What school is represented by the green flag with a tree/fern on the left?

Denver was second in x-country, while CU was third.

Dartmouth
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(03-13-2017 11:57 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Have the Highlanders sniffed Omaha?

No, but their coach Troy Percival was the closer for the Angels 2002 World Series winner.
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(03-13-2017 11:43 PM)jdgaucho Wrote:  For the Big West it is baseball and men's soccer. Especially baseball, where it's arguably a power conference. Cal State Fullerton has four national championships. Long Beach State has multiple College World Series appearances. UC Irvine has a couple and UC Santa Barbara has one.

I'd have to add volleyball. On the women's side Hawaii and Long Beach State have won seven national championships between them. On the men's side UC Irvine, Hawaii and Long Beach State have won a total of six national titles (with all four of UCI's coming over the past ten years).* Currently Long Beach State and Hawaii are ranked #1 and #4 respectively in men's volleyball, and in beach volleyball Hawaii is currently ranked #4 and Long Beach State #6 nationally.

*Technically these schools play men's volleyball in the MPSF but that will change next season when the Big West begins sponsoring the sport.
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(03-13-2017 11:09 AM)jacksfan29 Wrote:  
(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

Going to nit-pick ;; 05-nono Rutgers == singular, not plural. We're named after a gentleman and benefactor whose name ended in "s". So your sabre-rattling should properly be "Rutgers IS good at something? Who knew" :-)

We're ranked in wrestling too.

We're named after a donor since 1825, so we might have started that trend.
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Drone: they certainly seem to be the first non-Ivy so named. Commodore Vanderbilt was a little later, and Ezra Cornell after the Civil War.
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(03-14-2017 12:38 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Drone: they certainly seem to be the first non-Ivy so named. Commodore Vanderbilt was a little later, and Ezra Cornell after the Civil War.

Fun fact: Cornell isn't the first Cornell. It's just the best Cornell 03-razz
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(03-14-2017 01:26 AM)agz Wrote:  
(03-14-2017 12:25 AM)NoDak Wrote:  
(03-11-2017 02:04 PM)jrj84105 Wrote:  Skiing *******!!!
Utah and Colorado place 1st and 2nd today in the NCAA championship.

[Image: IMG_0974_zpslp1csehg.png]

What school is represented by the green flag with a tree/fern on the left?

Denver was second in x-country, while CU was third.

Dartmouth

Thanks. Seen it before but thought it was Evergreen St or a smaller Washington school. Recognized Northern Michigan, apparently fourth, and NMU only has nordic skiing, not alpine.
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