If you want to talk ASUN smack or ramble ad nauseum about your favorite pro or major college teams, this is the place to let it rip.

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By aredd33
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Forgive my ignorance but what's the D1 exemption?
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By Sly Fox
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Once upon a time, you could play up at DI in one sport while keeping the rest of your sports at D2 or D3 level. That is what we did with baseball back in the '80s. But a fe wyears back the NCAA changed the rules. All those who were already operating that way were grandfathered. A number of the schools with the exmption let it slide or moved all the way up. DBU has had a great baseball program for decades and focuseed its athletic budget there as a result.
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By aredd33
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Ahh gotcha. Thanks. I never knew that was allowed. The '80s with LU doing that are just a hair before my time. You old timers just know everything... :lol:
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By LU 57
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:16 pm Old Timers are normally the smartest.

I'm pulling for Dallas Baptist in this Super Regional.
I normally like to root for other teams from VA, but can’t quite get there here.

Funny thing is I grew up a huge UVA fan, but when I got in the professional world I was introduced to quite a few fairly insufferable UVA grads that ruined it for me. Ended up at VT for business school and the rest is history.

I should add that I have more recently worked with several really great people who went there. That and Tony Bennett have caused me to come around a bit.
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:16 pm I'm pulling for Dallas Baptist in this Super Regional.
Over your IN-STATE team??? Shame on you, Ballcoach. :nono
By JK37
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LU 57 wrote: June 9th, 2021, 4:40 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:16 pm Old Timers are normally the smartest.

I'm pulling for Dallas Baptist in this Super Regional.
I normally like to root for other teams from VA, but can’t quite get there here.

Funny thing is I grew up a huge UVA fan, but when I got in the professional world I was introduced to quite a few fairly insufferable UVA grads that ruined it for me. Ended up at VT for business school and the rest is history.

I should add that I have more recently worked with several really great people who went there. That and Tony Bennett have caused me to come around a bit.
UVA to VT = from bad to worse.
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 13th, 2021, 3:47 pm UVA scored 4 runs in bottom of 8th, to defeat DBU 4-0 today. DBU left bases loaded in top of 9th. Deciding game tomorrow at 1:00. Winner to CWS.
:clapping :woohoo :pbjtime
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm UVA headed to Omaha, defeated DBU 5-2. Grand slam in B7.
I saw it live on ESPNU. Hoos going to the College World Series? UVa Cavs! Study :pbjtime :clapping
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Cider Jim wrote: June 14th, 2021, 5:03 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm UVA headed to Omaha, defeated DBU 5-2. Grand slam in B7.
I saw it live on ESPNU. Hoos going to the College World Series? UVa Cavs! Study :pbjtime :clapping
CiderJim, I believe you, TF and I are the only 3 in Flames Nation, that know college baseball is still being played. Study
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By LU 57
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Cider Jim wrote: June 14th, 2021, 5:03 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm UVA headed to Omaha, defeated DBU 5-2. Grand slam in B7.
I saw it live on ESPNU. Hoos going to the College World Series? UVa Cavs! Study :pbjtime :clapping
CiderJim, I believe you, TF and I are the only 3 in Flames Nation, that know college baseball is still being played. Study
Nah, I’m watching a fair amount. I guess I am pulling for UT (Vols).
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By Cider Jim
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Saturday, June 19
Game 1: Stanford vs. NC State | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
I don't see Bama, Tech, or LU on the schedule. Crybaby Ballcoach, who will you be rooting for? :dontgetit
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Cider Jim wrote: June 15th, 2021, 6:50 am
Saturday, June 19
Game 1: Stanford vs. NC State | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
I don't see Bama, Tech, or LU on the schedule. Crybaby Ballcoach, who will you be rooting for? :dontgetit
Virginia
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 15th, 2021, 7:27 am
Cider Jim wrote: June 15th, 2021, 6:50 am I don't see Bama, Tech, or LU on the schedule. Crybaby Ballcoach, who will you be rooting for? :dontgetit
Virginia
:shock: I didn't see that coming!
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By Sly Fox
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Hook Em Horns! The first and only team to advance to the CWS in nine consecutive decades. I covereed their 2002 championship in Omaha. Two weeks in Omaha is a very long expanse of time. If you go, avoid late night dining across the river at the casinos. It may be thee only thing open after 9pm but you will regret the food poisoning that ensues. The most miserable few days of my life pre-COVID were spent in agony at a Omaha hotel thanks to some late fried shrimp on that trip. Ugh.
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By ATrain
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Anyone flying into OMA will pass through a sliver of Iowa departing the airport for downtown Omaha, as well as on the return trip back to the airport. That is how I count Iowa on my states visited list: http://omaha.net/eppley-airfield

And if anyone wants to go about an hour outside of town, the Holy Family Shrine is worth a visit: https://holyfamilyshrine.com
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