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    Mike Francesca

    You left out arrogant,never wrong and an expert in everything sports and,lately,politics.
  2. I wouldn't count on the Electoral College ever going away. That would require a Constitutional Amendment. If I remember my civics,the method usually used is to have passage by 2/3 of both houses of Congress. Then, within a set time period,ratification be 3/4 of State Legislatures. The Electoral College is the only thing that makes states like Iowa,Wyoming,etc. relevant in a Presidential Election. Can't see those kind of states every going along with the elimination of the Electoral College.
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    EWL No longer - All 7 teams to the MAC

    Based on past practices,I would think (hope) the MAC would keep things like they are,where everyone wrestles each other. What I can see is the MAC setting up 2 divisions. You'd wrestle everyone in that division every year,then rotate opponents from the other division. As far as LIU. When it was first announced that they were going have a D1 program the thought around here in N.J was that they'd either go to the EIWA or more likely the EWL. With the conference merger the MAC seems like a good option.
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    EWL No longer - All 7 teams to the MAC

    The MAC announcement refers to the EWL teams as "affiliate members". Same as Missouri.Old Dominion and SIU Edwardsville. So I would expect all the teams to participate as conference members.
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    EWL No longer - All 7 teams to the MAC

    I'm surprised it took this long for the MAC to put out this announcement. There was a thread on here about the merger back in early February.
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    How Title IX Destroyed SEC College Wrestling

    That doesn't match the article I read. if I remember correctly ,it was in either Time or the New York Times Magazine. It said they had enough pledges to cover the team's budget. It also said Syracuse made it clear it was dropping the program, whether they raised the money or not. That was the whole point of the article,the impact of Title IX on that sport. I tried to find the article in Time's archives,but couldn't. If they got it wrong,I stand corrected.
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    How Title IX Destroyed SEC College Wrestling

    Its not just money,its also participation requirements. A few years ago there was an article about Syracuse dropping wrestling because of funding. The team raised enough money to fund themselves. Syracuse still dropped the program due to Title IX participation requirements.
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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    In college, a group of us had a tradition. Right after the season we'd go to a bakery,and each get a chocolate cake. Then we'd sit down with the cake,a fork, and a quart of ice cold milk. Can't say I finished it in a single sitting. But,I did make a pretty good dent in it.
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    How Title IX Destroyed SEC College Wrestling

    One of the sports radio stations had a lawyer on talking about this. He said that, under Title IX,if a college wanted to pay the players in any D1 sport,they'd have to pay all D1 athletes in all sports .
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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    A few years ago TP and Esco put out a "rap" CD about wrestling called The Realest Sport. The track "cutting weight" really sums up what its like.
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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    As I've posted,I wrestled in college back in the dinosaur days,before there were any rules/restrictions on cutting weight. There were a couple of guys on our team that did the "binge/puke" routine. One guy did bite/chew/spit out before swallowing . As far as I know they only did it to make weight,so I don't know if you'd say they had an eating "disorder". It was also common for guys to take "water pills" and occasionally down a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia after eating a big meal. Speaking of "water pills" ,one brand actually turned urine blue,so you knew it was working.
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    Male Athletes With Eating Disorders

    I would have thought that sports like wrestling and boxing would have been the focus of the piece. But the people in the piece were a cyclist,swimmer (who starved himself to death) and hockey goalie.
  13. The current Real Sports has a segment on eating disorders among male athletes. Very interesting piece,including the limited number of programs that accept male patients.
  14. I had one match against a blind wrestler. Top and bottom were the same as any match. When you were neutral,you had to keep hand contact,until you shot. I tried to practice hand contact before the match,but it didn't help. My primary take down was a single leg and I just couldn't break hand contact and get a clean shot. Neutral was never my strength,so not scoring a take down really didn't bother me. I don't remember my opponent's shots. I just know he didn't get a take down either.
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    Headgear 2019-20

    When I wrestled in high school and college,"back in the day",concussions weren't even mentioned when talking about headgear. You wore them to prevent cauliflower ear,period. As I've posted before,the first day of wrestling practice,when I was a freshman in high school,the coach showed us pictures of people with cauliflower ear. Scared the you know what out of me. After seeing the pictures,I made sure to wear headgear for every practice in high school and college. I never had problem wearing them,in fact,it stopped my from worrying when my head ended up on the mat. Personally,I say keep headgear mandatory for practice and matches in high school and college.
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