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  • ASUPops
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    The upsets this weekend were CRAZY!

    https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/a...hat-you-missed

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  • Buffalo/Islander Alum
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    Originally posted by We-Are-Lions View Post
    After this weekend offered some clarity here is a very narrow path that helps Commerce get in. Please feel free to check my math if I missed something.

    TAMUC NEEDS:

    NSIC: Augustana and Duluth to win out. Wayne State to lose one of their toss ups.
    NSIC gets at least (2) into playoffs, and has a few 3 loss teams.

    LSC: Midwestern and TAMUC to win out. LSC then gets Midwestern in, and TAMUC is likely the top 3 loss team in the conference due to head to head.

    GNAC: Central Washington is almost guaranteed in barring a huge upset. Maybe Saginaw Valley can be scheduled late?

    RMAC: Western Colorado and Colorado Mines to win out. Then there are a few 3 loss RMAC teams.

    We are then fighting it out with a ton of other teams for the 7th seed. I don’t think I missed anything as I was looking specifically for a path in that didn’t include something like Simon Fraser beating Colorado Mines.
    Commerce also has the advantage of Pueblo and West Florida's OOC record for SOS. If Saginaw Valley finishes over .500 then add them to the help.

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  • laker
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    Originally posted by Joe Price View Post
    Personally, I would like to see CWU make the playoffs.

    All in all, this has been an unusual year in D2 Football. Can I get an amen on that?
    nema.

    It has been unusual.

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  • We-Are-Lions
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    After this weekend offered some clarity here is a very narrow path that helps Commerce get in. Please feel free to check my math if I missed something.

    TAMUC NEEDS:

    NSIC: Augustana and Duluth to win out. Wayne State to lose one of their toss ups.
    NSIC gets at least (2) into playoffs, and has a few 3 loss teams.

    LSC: Midwestern and TAMUC to win out. LSC then gets Midwestern in, and TAMUC is likely the top 3 loss team in the conference due to head to head.

    GNAC: Central Washington is almost guaranteed in barring a huge upset. Maybe Saginaw Valley can be scheduled late?

    RMAC: Western Colorado and Colorado Mines to win out. Then there are a few 3 loss RMAC teams.

    We are then fighting it out with a ton of other teams for the 7th seed. I don’t think I missed anything as I was looking specifically for a path in that didn’t include something like Simon Fraser beating Colorado Mines.

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  • LionFan
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    Yeah I think the covid year has definitely muddied the water

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  • Joe Price
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    Personally, I would like to see CWU make the playoffs.

    All in all, this has been an unusual year in D2 Football. Can I get an amen on that?

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  • Wildcat94
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    Originally posted by the tav View Post

    Those expenses the last few years are getting tougher and tougher to make with alumni donations going down from previous years. We've lost some of our wealthier donors for what I think are for selfish reasons. Just my opinion. But, we could do so much better in fundraising with someone who is creative in that position. I've always thought a cash cow fundraising idea is with our location being the World Mecca of Hops. Is creating a CWU IPA Craft Beer with some of our Alumni Craft brewers in Yakima. Serve the Beer at games with 100% of sales going to Athletics. And the local Taverns and Restaurants in Ellensburg and Yakima giving 50% of profit going to Athletics. And whatever Craft Brewery that makes the Beer giving 50% or more of the sales to CWU Athletics. Maybe CWU should've hired me. HaHa... bottom line with the climate that we're currently in with all the travel expenses our donations have to go up if we want to continue to be able to compete
    Love the idea and I would drink my share for sure. I am concerned as well about the financial aspect of being able to compete. Some things need to change or I fear we will not be able to compete at D2 because of the travel costs with multiple flights, busing and hotel costs each year.

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  • the tav
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    Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

    you., that one was not good.

    Thanks. Glad you have been posting!
    HaHa.. Got tried of some of the BS on here. Figured I'd login when I saw CWU kids being attacked for transferring. Plus I seen that my Texas brother HOGSVRR from another Mother is still around.

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  • Runnin' Cat
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    Originally posted by the tav View Post

    Guess I need to clarify. That the most generous donors not necessarily the wealthiest donors have not made donatiois or have been less generous. I'm trying not to walk on egg shells or be too vague but your observations or experiences are on the right path regarding the AD. Common theme from some Alumni is a massive disconnect with reaching out to Alumni. Some of the coaching moves or firings of a certain coach and former Alumni didn't not go well with some of those donors.
    you., that one was not good.

    Thanks. Glad you have been posting!

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  • the tav
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    Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

    What are the reasons you are hearing of why wealthy donors are leaving?

    I don't think the AD is creative. There are more than 75,000 CWU alums in the greater Puget Sound region. Get an average of $100/alum and it is 7.5MM.

    As well, what are they doing for outreach or gathering alums at away games? I have hosted tailgates when they have played in Montana. Invited Gaudino and he showed up. I travel to away games as well. Not a peep from AD. I just think they are out of touch unless you can give in the mid five figures and above.
    Guess I need to clarify. That the most generous donors not necessarily the wealthiest donors have not made donatiois or have been less generous. I'm trying not to walk on egg shells or be too vague but your observations or experiences are on the right path regarding the AD. Common theme from some Alumni is a massive disconnect with reaching out to Alumni. Some of the coaching moves or firings of a certain coach and former Alumni didn't not go well with some of those donors.

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  • Runnin' Cat
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    Originally posted by the tav View Post

    Those expenses the last few years are getting tougher and tougher to make with alumni donations going down from previous years. We've lost some of our wealthier donors for what I think are for selfish reasons. Just my opinion. But, we could do so much better in fundraising with someone who is creative in that position. I've always thought a cash cow fundraising idea is with our location being the World Mecca of Hops. Is creating a CWU IPA Craft Beer with some of our Alumni Craft brewers in Yakima. Serve the Beer at games with 100% of sales going to Athletics. And the local Taverns and Restaurants in Ellensburg and Yakima giving 50% of profit going to Athletics. And whatever Craft Brewery that makes the Beer giving 50% or more of the sales to CWU Athletics. Maybe CWU should've hired me. HaHa... bottom line with the climate that we're currently in with all the travel expenses our donations have to go up if we want to continue to be able to compete
    What are the reasons you are hearing of why wealthy donors are leaving?

    I don't think the AD is creative. There are more than 75,000 CWU alums in the greater Puget Sound region. Get an average of $100/alum and it is 7.5MM.

    As well, what are they doing for outreach or gathering alums at away games? I have hosted tailgates when they have played in Montana. Invited Gaudino and he showed up. I travel to away games as well. Not a peep from AD. I just think they are out of touch unless you can give in the mid five figures and above.

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  • the tav
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    Originally posted by Wildcat94 View Post

    I don't think CWU fans would be surprised. We know we really need to run the table every year and fingers crossed when we have a one lose record. Our SOS is never great having to play teams twice and we always need to play a D1 school for a payday to cover all the flight expenses each year. It is what we have to do to try to compete.
    Those expenses the last few years are getting tougher and tougher to make with alumni donations going down from previous years. We've lost some of our wealthier donors for what I think are for selfish reasons. Just my opinion. But, we could do so much better in fundraising with someone who is creative in that position. I've always thought a cash cow fundraising idea is with our location being the World Mecca of Hops. Is creating a CWU IPA Craft Beer with some of our Alumni Craft brewers in Yakima. Serve the Beer at games with 100% of sales going to Athletics. And the local Taverns and Restaurants in Ellensburg and Yakima giving 50% of profit going to Athletics. And whatever Craft Brewery that makes the Beer giving 50% or more of the sales to CWU Athletics. Maybe CWU should've hired me. HaHa... bottom line with the climate that we're currently in with all the travel expenses our donations have to go up if we want to continue to be able to compete
    Last edited by the tav; 10-13-2021, 12:55 PM.

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  • Buffalo/Islander Alum
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    Originally posted by Wildcat94 View Post

    I don't think CWU fans would be surprised. We know we really need to run the table every year and fingers crossed when we have a one lose record. Our SOS is never great having to play teams twice and we always need to play a D1 school for a payday to cover all the flight expenses each year. It is what we have to do to try to compete.
    I would like to see what they can do in the playoffs since they have a good team and is deserving.

    I think this all goes back to the days when an RMAC school besides Pueblo and then Indianapolis would make the playoffs in our region over a stronger team and constantly get smoked in the 1st round.

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  • Wildcat94
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    Originally posted by Buffalo/Islander Alum View Post

    Prepared to be surprised and disappointed. Playing Western Oregon and SFU twice is going to kill your SOS. Midwestern win is a good one but the Angelo loss hurts you in any tiebreaking scenarios if those two teams are fighting for the #7 spot.
    I don't think CWU fans would be surprised. We know we really need to run the table every year and fingers crossed when we have a one lose record. Our SOS is never great having to play teams twice and we always need to play a D1 school for a payday to cover all the flight expenses each year. It is what we have to do to try to compete.

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  • Wildcat94
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    Originally posted by Buffalo/Islander Alum View Post
    Last time I checked it had to be 9 D2 games to qualify for the D2 playoffs unless that was recently changed either by policy and/or COVID?

    If that is the case then UTPB has a problem with only 8 D2 games due to the SFU cancellation which would suck if they somehow ran the table.

    Finishing 7-1 and only having 8 D2 games is going to be tough for Central Washington not being in a conference. I think Humboldt State finished 9-1 and didn't get in several years back.
    It was due to UTPB cancelling, not SFU.

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