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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 05:43:15 PM »
Also, NDSU with multiple wins versus the BIG.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2016, 07:07:18 PM »
We should have beat Illinois!  We choked that one away!

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 07:17:55 PM »
Note to self: don't punt the ball into the lineman's arse.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 06:30:25 AM »
The leagues we are in now are and mean nothing to the fan base.  The Horizon has done nothing since Butler left and was what a15 seed last year.  We are not a geographical it for the MVFC.  Time to get it right and find a solution
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2016, 08:34:06 AM »
Honestly the MVFC is the best conference in 1AA football, but that being said, the travel required is ridiculous, and by definition, is a one sport league.  No league affiliation will really provide the rivalries etc. that makes college sports so great, unless it is all sports.  Seriously, I would be happy dropping back to less or no scholarships to compete with Dayton, etc. if the A-10 or CAA could every get their acts cleaned up and offer consistent membership.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2016, 09:06:22 AM »
While I believe the MVFC is the best IAA football conference, once NDSU leaves, and they will, you won't be the best anymore. 

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2016, 10:21:24 AM »
Regardless of how many consecutive championship's they have won, one team does not define a conference. South Dakota beat them in Fargo and the majority of the conference played them close

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2016, 10:37:34 AM »
The playoff selection committee had to put the MVFC teams in the same side of the bracket to avoid another all-MVFC national championship.  NDSU will upgrade, and maybe be replaced by UND.  I actually think the MVFC will look very different in five years...but who will be better then the MVFC? Southern?  CAA? Please....
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2016, 12:09:53 PM »
Never in the history of IAA/FCS football has one conference been so dominant.  Nation is right; The NCAA rigged the brackets, placing all five MVFC members on one side, to avoid the repeat of 2014.  The three other conferences that have been traditionally strong have all deteriorated.  The Southern lost Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, and Marshall.  The Big Sky at one time had Boise State, Nevada, a strong Idaho, and Montana....now half of that conference actually stinks.  The CAA suffered from the loss of Old Dominion and the struggles at Delaware.  Also, who knows what happens at the basketball school, Villanova, once their venerable coach leaves.  Meanwhile in the MVFC, everybody gets better striving to catch up with NDSU.

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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2016, 08:56:34 AM »
While I believe the MVFC is the best IAA football conference, once NDSU leaves, and they will, you won't be the best anymore.
they might, but NDSU will not win as much the next 5-10 years as the last 5-10 years either.
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Re: Article by Scalzo
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2016, 11:21:53 AM »
NDSU is going nowhere. If their direction was up, they would have been there by now. Go Guins is correct, at some point, the teams in the conference will have to step-up against the money and power that comes with being "the biggest fish in the pond" ...just as Delaware has become extinct with their lack of cash and the improved performance of the rest of the A10-/CAA.

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2016, 09:59:45 AM »
NDSU is going nowhere. If their direction was up, they would have been there by now. Go Guins is correct, at some point, the teams in the conference will have to step-up against the money and power that comes with being "the biggest fish in the pond" ...just as Delaware has become extinct with their lack of cash and the improved performance of the rest of the A10-/CAA.
It's not just money and power.  Sometimes you hit a home run (IE: Carson Wentz) but sometimes they can be a bust.  The freshman they had at QB last year is going to be good too, but nothing is forever. Remember, the coach is in his 3rd year, which means the last 2 were with the "other guy's" players and it should be noted, that for all of 3 quarters in November we solidly out played NDSU.  And we should also remember, we can be very competitive with them in home attendance, unlike most 1AA schools. And as bad an "a$$ist" we get from the city of Youngstown in recruting, Fargo is worse.   This is FAR from a lost cause, and I would expect us to give them a solid run in Fargo for the MVFC championship this Nov.
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