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by Leatherneck
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

According to this article UCF is being "pursued" by a Power 5 conference, perhaps the Big XII:

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sport ... onference/
by Leatherneck
Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: North Fulton to play JV 8-man football only this season
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: North Fulton to play JV 8-man football only this season (article also mentions Lowpoint-Washburn)

The article also mentioned that Lowpoint-Washburn has also cancelled at least their varsity 8-man season. I just checked the IHSA's schedules and they still show a schedule for L-W. Anyone also know more about this? Is L-W also just playing JV only this year or has football been dropped entirely in ...
by Leatherneck
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: North Fulton to play JV 8-man football only this season
Replies: 2
Views: 257

North Fulton to play JV 8-man football only this season

Even after switching to 8-man a few years ago, North Fulton (Cuba/Spoon River Valley coop) was only able to get 12 players out for this year's team. So they've decide to switch to a JV schedule at least for this season. Wow but not surprising. https://www.galesburg.com/story/sports/high-school/footb...
by Leatherneck
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Prairieland 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 10535

Re: Prairieland 2021

Now that the coop with West Prairie is over (and WP is now 8-man), what if anything is BPC doing for football this fall? The IHSA football schedules page doesn't have a schedule listed for the Spartans. Nor are they mentioned in the Prairieland or 8-man schedules. Is BPC dropping football entirely i...
by Leatherneck
Mon May 24, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Galva to go 8-man football this fall
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Galva to go 8-man football this fall

WRMJ in Aledo is reporting that Galva will be going 8-man for football starting this fall 2021. No word on what this means for the rest of the Mid-County (ROWVA/Williamsfield) coop--whether they attempt to go on their own or if this means the whole Mid-County coop is going 8-man: https://wrmj.com/wr...
by Leatherneck
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

Happy Chicago St Liberation Day, WAC: https://www.gocsucougars.com/news/2021/1/14/general-chicago-state-university-announces-plan-to-leave-western-athletic-conference-in-june-2022.aspx Where does CSU go next? Back to the Summit? Or would they be better off dropping to D-II and joining the GLVC?
by Leatherneck
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Olympia to join Sangamo Conference starting 2022-2023
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Olympia to join Sangamo Conference starting 2022-2023

The SJ-R reports that Stanford Olympia will be replacing the departing North Mac (Virden) as the 10th team in the Sangamo Conference starting in '22-23: https://www.sj-r.com/story/sports/2020/12/15/stanford-olympia-sangamo-conference/3910416001/ This will leave the Illini Prairie with nine 11-man fo...
by Leatherneck
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: Conference Realignment Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3936

Re: Conference Realignment Thread

This was announced by Chris Duerr of KHQA-7 Quincy about a month ago, but Macomb has recently accepted a football-only invitation to join the Prairieland for at least next spring's football season only: https://khqa.com/sports/content/spring-rental-macomb-accepts-invitation-to-join-prairieland-for-s...
by Leatherneck
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: Conference Realignment Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3936

Re: Conference Realignment Thread

QND joins the Big 12 for football only for at least only the spring 2021 football season:

https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200910/ ... ly-in-2021
by Leatherneck
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Prairieland 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 10535

Re: Prairieland 2021

[quote=nesland300 post_id=1559905 time=1597678485 user_id=26487] Any of those 4 teams are wayyyy to far outside of the region. You would see other teams leave if those were on the table. Look for some of the teams closer to Peoria to go join/merge/work with the LTC. I think the Peoria area teams goi...
by Leatherneck
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

Terps aren't in that conference, they're in the Yankee Conference. Crossover "rivalry" with Virginia. Yankee Conference - Army, Navy, PSU, Maryland, Pitt, Temple, UConn, Syracuse, Rutgers, UMass, BC, Buffalo Only way something like that would have happened would have been if Joe Paterno h...
by Leatherneck
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

Missed this last week: The NCAA is going to allow St. Thomas (MN) to apply for a waiver to move directly to DI. True to NCAA procedure :roll: :lol: they still have to apply for the waiver now. https://www.fox5vegas.com/st-thomas-gains-ncaa-approval-for-next-step-in-d1-move/article_89d6b857-9b48-533...
by Leatherneck
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

Not that it's going to lead to a possible Ole Miss/Mississippi State expulsion from the league (although could be something to think about), but the SEC is threatening to not hold conference championships in Mississippi unless the state removes the Confederate flag emblem from its state flag: https:...
by Leatherneck
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Prairieland 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 10535

Re: Prairieland 2020\2021\2022

Rushville& Illini West will stay on for football only. West Hancock will be added for football only. Which will leave Prairieland with 9 teams. Bresquire So "West Central football" in 2021 will only consist of QND and Macomb? Makes sense on R-I and IW's return to the WCC for the other...
by Leatherneck
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: 1A-2A Supersectional Matchups
Replies: 3
Views: 4786

Re: 1A-2A Supersectional Matchups

My predictions:

1A:
--Madison
--Aurora Christian (upset special)
--Central A&M
--R-B (but wouldn't be surprised to see Fenger pull the upset)

2A:
--Orr
--Mater Dei
--Timothy Christian (but hopefully Fieldcrest has another upset in them)
--SHG (upset special)
by Leatherneck
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: 1A Sectional Matchups
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: 1A Sectional Matchups

Nuts!! .... nothing really close to my home. :( Yeah. Closest for you would probably be Lewistown, right? Maybe there are a couple closer to you among the 2A sectionals. Ottawa is also similar in distance from Metamora as is Lewistown: Per Google Maps, 55.9 miles from Metamora to L-Town per their r...
by Leatherneck
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Small School Boys Basketball
Topic: 1A Sectional Matchups
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: 1A Sectional Matchups

Kinda stinks for the three schools in west central Illinois having to go on the other side of Cahokia for a sectional. Travel to Dupo is now further complicated by the 10-month closure of I-255 between I-55/70 and I-64 in the Metro East for a resurfacing project. Effective starting last month. http...
by Leatherneck
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Small School Football
Topic: Prairieland 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 10535

Re: Prairieland 2021

So with the emergence of 8 man football and teams leaving. The look for the Prairieland Conference may change dramatically. Teams for the 2020 season going to 8 man - Peoria Heights, with North Fulton leaving for 8 man last season, that's two gone. Lewistown and South Fulton both having trouble wit...
by Leatherneck
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: I don't have a warm, fuzzy feeling anymore!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13494

Re: I don't have a warm, fuzzy feeling anymore!!

The only way 6 wins happens is with at least a 4-1 start to the season. Not impossible, but it's up to them to show it. It was only 8 years ago (2011) that Illinois started 6-0 then promptly coughed up the rest of the regular season--their only remaining win coming in that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese...
by Leatherneck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: State Finals returning to over-the-air TV
Replies: 10
Views: 9924

Re: State Finals returning to over-the-air TV

With Quincy Media (WEEK's owners) part of this new state tournament network, unless it's still early does anyone know which one of the WEEK stations (25.1 NBC, 25.2 ABC, 25.3 CW, and the new 25.4 Ion) will carry the tournament?
by Leatherneck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: State Finals returning to over-the-air TV
Replies: 10
Views: 9924

Re: State Finals returning to over-the-air TV

crkamm wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:52 am Thank Goodness!

Hopefully they will replace the commentators.
Unfortunately, if Quincy Media, who now owns WEEK, is involved in this new statewide network, I'm sure we will still be hearing Lee Hall on the PBP.
by Leatherneck
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI
Replies: 2421
Views: 299803

Re: TAS and Squirrel Re-Construct DI

TheAsianSensation wrote: Thu May 23, 2019 1:56 pm St. Thomas to the Summit in 8 years :jokerc
If that happens, something tells me they'll beat the WIU men in basketball. :cry:
by Leatherneck
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: XC Regionals/Sectionals
Replies: 3
Views: 4174

Re: XC Regionals/Sectionals

IHSA "geography" at its finest in the Peoria area: Macomb Regional Abingdon (A.-Avon) *Astoria [Coop] Bushnell (B.-Prairie City) *Carthage (Illini West) Delavan [Coop] Elmwood [Coop] *Glasford (Illini Bluffs) Hamilton [Coop] Havana Knoxville Lewistown Macomb Manito (Midwest Central) Mason ...
by Leatherneck
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Urban Meyer
Replies: 110
Views: 21564

Re: Urban Meyer

quince wrote: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:41 pm
The only thing that will get him fired is losses. Especially to Michigan.
And hopefully one of these days, at least a few to Illinois too. Whenever the Illibuck game is played anymore because of the division setup.
by Leatherneck
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

Re: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018

Central State Eight SHG 8-1 Rochester 8-1 Chatham Glenwood 7-2 Springfield High 5-4 Decatur MacArthur 5-4 Southeast 3-6 Normal U-High 3-6 Lanphier 3-6 Decatur Eisenhower 1-8 Jacksonville 1-8 Let me guess how we get to this scenario: Either Springfield High or MacArthur upset Glenwood, which upsets ...