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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 22, 2023, 11:40:49 AM »
I noticed that basketball players have become more like football players. Planing to sit out their freshman year (or at least play below the maximum allowable amount). However, what I expect is an  increasing amount of frosh jumping into the portal with these small collegiate resumes, which will soon be the standard path. All the portal has done (for MBB) is shortened Collegiate careers & started kids seeing playing time earlier. This might be a good thing at some point, I mean the intellect of the average athlete is not exactly at the academic scholarship level. We will just have to accept that fewer and the fewer college players will be around for 4-years (in any sport impacted by the portal). Then there will be the large chunk that jump after only a year. Then when they increase the amount of money these kids are paid, college ball will just become a farm system. I would love to see fans more involved in players educations. We should see their schedules, attendance and grade sheets each quarter, just as we see their playing stats now.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 21, 2023, 03:06:57 PM »
He has 7 rebounds a game and 9 puts.   Calhoun likes the portal for sure.   Of our 11 newcomers I believe that only two or three are straight out of High School.  One being 7-3 and I believe that the one from Philly area is 6-8.  We are going overseas I hear in the summer .  Not sure where.
  Once you start using using the portal, you have not choice but to keep using it, as it takes over your program. It certainly has taken over ours.

Big 12?   Really?    not even 1/4 the budget the current big 12 schools have now.  Don't ever see it happening while we are all alive.  0% chance in hell

I think women's sports were treated differently back then, basically independent of men's programs. I do not think that is still the case, but maybe I mean Butler did not have the funds for the Big East and then look what happened.. Villanova caught wind and did the same. However/ SMS is not private.

Missouri St. wants to move up to FBS eventually.  I saw something on the internet where I think the school prez said it as something he hopes happens.

This is exactly the type of program we need to emulate. great women's sports, with NCAA WBB Tourney victories over Missouri, Ohio State, Florida State and several more. 13 NCAA's & two final-4 appearances. They make the NCAA or NIT most every year. They need to move up now or never. They negotiated twice with the Big-12, but of their men's sports (especially their FB program) holds them back.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 11, 2023, 09:41:24 AM »
Don't know if there really is an answer Pride; I guess we will have to see how the portal works out. The only way YSU out-performs our conference members (in the portal) is if we stay at the top of the conference and don't have another embarrassing 1st-round loss in the Horizon tourney.  It will still boil down to what YSU can give recruits (legally) to keep them. and that is just not something we have had resources to do. I still believe we need to keep the focus on FB and women's sports.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 10, 2023, 09:59:09 AM »
two things:

1. We do nothing different than anyone else when it comes to the portal & all of our portal players are already gone. It is useless.

2. YSU was NEVER recruited to the conference for men's basketball. Just the opposite. They wanted a week men's team.. What we were recruited for (and we failed to provide for quite some time) was a good woman's team. The conference was sick of UWGB winning the conference and doing nothing in the NCAA's. YSU had  good coach and program. Also YSU promised to complete all title IX requirements. We have no chance at being a pivotal program in MBB, but we do have a chance at being pivotal in several women's sports. Our Women's Divers were were great and the NCAA was just about to rule that swimming & diving would be separated. In men's sports, we are a football school. NOTHING ELSE. I mean we have more football tailgaters than basketball fans & most fans pay nothing to get in.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 08, 2023, 08:46:14 AM »
It is not an equalizer unless they restrict which schools can use it. Otherwise the portal only does what they want it to do in the first place ...allow power programs to trade players between themselves. Why does everyone think that a mid-major program is even a thought in this?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: May 03, 2023, 09:28:10 AM »
Dump the Portal.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tennis
« on: May 03, 2023, 09:26:24 AM »
The men's team has dramatically improved as well.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Spring game
« on: April 16, 2023, 09:54:26 AM »
I know this sounds negative and I liked to watch him; but I would give McLaughlin back in a second for a solid combo like Ruiz & Webb. Webb had more speed and and Ruiz had far more power. Webb puled away from anyone on the field. If he got through, it was ALWAYS 6-points. Jaleel (by himself) was not the same.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU extends Calhoun
« on: April 01, 2023, 11:23:22 AM »
Huggins won't be able to name his successor at West Virginia, but he will have significant influence in that decision. As others have suggested, Calhoun is positioning himself for his dream job, just as Tressel did. Good for us as he has enormous incentive to keep winning until Huggins steps aside.

I still think of huggins as cinci. never even think of wvu

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Football History Question
« on: April 01, 2023, 11:09:57 AM »
The Iowa State athletic web site has Heacock listed as the DC at YSU from 1992-1996, then to Indiana from 97-99, and back to YSU as the DC for 2000.  That seems right to me.

spot-on wick. I had my years reversed. sorry about that Top. I remember that we all knew Tressel was gone when Heacock came back.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Football History Question
« on: March 29, 2023, 11:21:16 AM »
Jon Heacock 97-00. Ken Conaster in 1991

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Transfer Portal
« on: March 28, 2023, 10:22:10 AM »
It looks like one can enter the transfer portal if one has graduated from a 4 year institution and is going to another institution as a graduate student (and can obtain eligibility right away).

All others will require some type of waivers from NCAA.

The following article gives some additional information on the subject:

What are the NCAA Basketball transfer rules? A guide into the portal process
by Tristan Freeman 1 month ago Follow @hoopsnut351

The transfer portal has become more important than ever in NCAA Basketball. Here’s a look at how the process works and when to focus on it.

One of the most decisive topics in NCAA Basketball has been the transfer portal and whether or not it’s good for the game. But one thing is clear, it’s here to stay. Last season, around 1,500 players transferred at the D-I level alone, which is around four a team.

The rules have been all over the place from the NCAA, with many players transferring more than once, with most finding a way to get a waiver for various reasons that include being “ran off” from the previous school and not having a scholarship available, a coaching change, personal reasons and etc.

It’s been viewed as the “wild wild west” by pundits, coaches, and others, with calls being made to reign things in. And the NCAA, through various committees and boards, has come up with various changes to try and simplify the process for all.

New 60-day window

There’s a “window” for the time for players to officially enter the NCAA Basketball transfer portal for the different sports seasons, with winter athletes (basketball), having 60 days to enter after the conclusion of the regular-season/conference tournaments. So for the men and women, the deadline would be May 11th. Anyone who enters during this period will be able to become immediately eligible if it’s their first time transferring. Anyone who enters afterward will have to apply for a waiver, something that isn’t guaranteed by the NCAA. Grad students are exempt from this rule so veterans can move at any time.

Tougher requirements for multiple transfers

The NCAA has been trying to get out of the waiver business and has made it clear that anyone can transfer one-time without issue, as long as they’re academically eligible of course. But if they move a second time and aren’t a grad transfer candidate, they’ll have to get a waiver, which is going to have stricter requirements. Coach changing and personal reasons are likely to remain options but as the NCAA showed with West Virginia transfer Jose Perez, they’ll deny a player to get eligible if it’s not done in the offseason.

The NCAA has offered graduate transfers for many years now. Think of it as a reward for doing what you are actually supposed to do in college .. go to school.

I am sure the MAC wouldn't willingly go down to FCS. My vision is a new structure to college football. I doubt Charlie Baker has the imagination for something radical though. Anyway----there is a level of college football that is really semi-pro football. The interest level and attendance is similar to the NFL. A good number of the student athletes are not serious students. There are currently ~130 FBS programs and ~125 FCS programs. I would suggest a three division format instead.

Division A-----This would be the top 64 programs in college football that are playing in your tradition Power 5 level of football. Split the league into 8 regions with 8 teams per region or something to that effect.

Division B----This would be the next 100 or so programs. This would include your traditional crappy lower level FBS teams (e.g. the MAC) and your upper-to-middle tier FCS teams.

Division C----This would be all the rest. Your low level FCS team and your non-scholly programs.

There would be a playoff at each level for the champion. You could have a relegation/move up system for programs that regularly excel or stink at each level.

In some ways, this system already exists. the top-top version of college football is what really captures the national let's call it what it is. By having regional conferences at the top level, this can limit this silly conference hoping that happens. The TV money for this top tier should be nuts. This would do away with this silliness of barely noticeable football programs jumping to FBS to be non-competitive or play in a bowl game no one cares about. I also think this allows for better competition by placing the sacrificial lambs together at different levels.

I suspect Charlie Baker will continue on with this amateurism farce though with big time college sports. I would just appreciate a return to some regional rivalries and some acknowledgement that there is a huge gap between the top of FBS football and the middle, let alone the bottom. Let's reduce some of the incentives for schools to throw good money after bad pretending they can compete in something they have no business competing in.   

Sorry, but you have to use the term "Division I" IN THE NAME. Heck they never should have allowed the change from 'I-AA'. Do you ever hear any announcer using the phrase "Division I FCS"? NOPE!

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