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JACKGUY
03-18-2004, 01:40 PM
I don't know about the rest of you but after we win another womens National Championship I'm really charged about getting ready for our first season in DIAA Football. I realize our home schedule is mostly against DII competition however the NDSU game should be a blast and I hope we will see a solid opponent for Hobo Day. I think we will be ok this year as we definitely have some good offensive talent returning.

89rabbit
03-18-2004, 06:58 PM
I too am looking forward to our first season in I-AA. The I-AA community has welcomed us with open arms and I think it will be a lot of fun. Here is a link to a web site I go to to chat about I-AA football. If you go about 3/4 of the way down you will see there is a section just for our new conference, the Great West.

http://www.anygivensaturday.com/cgi-bin/board/cutecast.pl?session=R7I8qtSt3tOYwvVZU8vW2N0bN1

Go State!

Crashola
03-18-2004, 07:49 PM
The I-AA community has welcomed us with open arms and I think it will be a lot of fun.

I second that statement. I've seen zero resentment on the I-AA boards about the new additions from the Dakotas. To the contrary, many I-AA fans from the west have expressed their gratitude that more I-AA football, and more exposure, is coming to the region. In prior years it was just the Big Sky and a handful of independents. This fall there we'll double the number of western I-AA conferences and we'll field a conference that will be competitive immediately.

ralph
03-19-2004, 12:15 PM
... I'm really charged about getting ready for our first season in DIAA Football. I realize our home schedule is mostly against DII competition ...
Living in the mid-west, I am very happy to have the two Dakota schools in I-AA. However, you had better beat those D-II squads. Matching up pretty well against I-AA opponents is acceptable, playing a I-A well is respectable (beating one is much better), but losing to a lower classification is sad. No matter that the D-II is highly ranked, losing to a program that has fewer scholarships than you CAN offer puts you in question.

Anyway, you can get I-AA.org Magazine email edition for free (at i-aa.org) to get updates from around the country. Maybe its the only free one left. I-AA has its first Jackrabbits so show us how its done, "hobo"-style.

89rabbit
03-19-2004, 01:16 PM
Living in the mid-west, I am very happy to have the two Dakota schools in I-AA. However, you had better beat those D-II squads. Matching up pretty well against I-AA opponents is acceptable, playing a I-A well is respectable (beating one is much better), but losing to a lower classification is sad. No matter that the D-II is highly ranked, losing to a program that has fewer scholarships than you CAN offer puts you in question.

Anyway, you can get I-AA.org Magazine email edition for free (at i-aa.org) to get updates from around the country. Maybe its the only free one left. I-AA has its first Jackrabbits so show us how its done, "hobo"-style.

I feel good about our D-II foes. Winona made the playoffs last year, but they graduated everyone and they are playing at our place. We killed Western Oregon at their place last year and Augie is Augie. I expect this will be our last year with many (if any) D-II on our schedule. You may see Augie stay for the Rivalry factor. Can't wait to see some good I-AAs in Brookings.

Go State!

GSUsTALON
04-29-2004, 05:53 PM
bring your lucky rabbits feet to STATESBORO