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  • ctrabs74
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    Originally posted by laker View Post

    Yes, and somehow this has dragged on for 115 pages. Evidently trying to make this longer that War and Peace.
    You should see some of the threads in the PSAC forums, especially the ones where the IUP fans (or a couple in particular) fly in off the top rope to drag said thread on further than it needs to.

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by canadarican View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but the President of the University and the AD not wearing UJ colors or swag or even a lapel pin for the press conference isn't a great visual.
    What press conference are you talking about?!

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  • canadarican
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    Maybe it's just me, but the President of the University and the AD not wearing UJ colors or swag or even a lapel pin for the press conference isn't a great visual.

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  • Purple Mav Man
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    Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post
    "Director of Soccer Operations" and "Interim Associate Head Coach" almost sound like made-up titles. I'm inferring that that means those two will share coaching responsibilities, but what a vague and confusing way to word it
    Typically the title of ‘Director’ rather than Coach is given to someone who doesn’t have other university responsibilities. And you typically see it in golf. Also, in many instances, the director is ‘head coach’ for both genders.

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  • Finchwidget
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    One of the very first schools to go through D2's new expedited reclassification period, meaning they'll be eligible to compete in postseason play by 2026 instead of 2027. Look out world!

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  • zimmy21
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    Laker, the topic isn't "Will Jamestown be accepted into the NSIC?" The topic is "Should Jamestown be accepted into the NSIC?". That was answered long ago, but some apologists keep trying make terrible points on their behalf

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  • laker
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    Is this the end of the thread now?

    NSIC on X: "Congrats to @JimmieAthletics on their acceptance to @NCAADII. Excited for the 2025-26 academic year! https://t.co/8iZhfJjGgQ" / X

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  • laker
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    A New Era Begins: Jimmies receive official acceptance to NCAA Division II - University of Jamestown (jimmiepride.com)

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  • oldyellaHer69
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    Originally posted by Stanger86 View Post

    The way the release is worded, I wouldn't be surprised if the men's program is axed after the year.

    University of Jamestown Director of Athletics Austin Hieb announces the restructuring of the Jimmie men's soccer coaching staff for the 2024-25 season only.
    Nick Becker, Jimmie women's soccer head coach, will be the Director of Soccer Operations while Austin Shafer joins the program as the men's soccer interim associate head coach. Chris Herlihy will join Shafer's staff as a graduate assistant.
    "I'm excited about the restructuring of our staff and the additions we've made for the 2024 men's soccer season," said Hieb. "Coach Becker is a strong leader who will serve our men's soccer team well. Coach Shafer comes in with experience in the program both as a player and a coach, and Coach Herlihy will bring passion and outside knowledge to the program. I can't wait to see what the fall brings for this group."

    That’s the plan #JIMS

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  • Finchwidget
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    "Director of Soccer Operations" and "Interim Associate Head Coach" almost sound like made-up titles. I'm inferring that that means those two will share coaching responsibilities, but what a vague and confusing way to word it

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by laker View Post
    The way the release is worded, I wouldn't be surprised if the men's program is axed after the year.

    University of Jamestown Director of Athletics Austin Hieb announces the restructuring of the Jimmie men's soccer coaching staff for the 2024-25 season only.
    Nick Becker, Jimmie women's soccer head coach, will be the Director of Soccer Operations while Austin Shafer joins the program as the men's soccer interim associate head coach. Chris Herlihy will join Shafer's staff as a graduate assistant.
    "I'm excited about the restructuring of our staff and the additions we've made for the 2024 men's soccer season," said Hieb. "Coach Becker is a strong leader who will serve our men's soccer team well. Coach Shafer comes in with experience in the program both as a player and a coach, and Coach Herlihy will bring passion and outside knowledge to the program. I can't wait to see what the fall brings for this group."


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  • laker
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    Originally posted by laker View Post

    Still no coaches listed. I'll ask about that this afternoon. Getting pretty late in the summer.
    Coaches named today.

    Men's Soccer - University of Jamestown (jimmiepride.com)

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  • Finchwidget
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    Originally posted by debergfan View Post
    That's 42 kids on men's soccer. What will Men's volleyball do? Yes, I don't blame the GPAC.
    The GLVC is launching a men's volleyball league next season. Not the most convenient option in the world, but it's the best option the Jimmies have. Volleyball, both men's and women's, seems to be their bread and butter sport, so they might be a little more incentivized to keep it around and find it a home. The GLVC might be interested in having them as well to give their new league a bit of credibility out of the gate; I'm admittedly no men's volleyball expert, but a quick glance at the men's volleyball rankings from the past season shows that most of their squads were pretty mediocre

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by vikingfaithful View Post

    What do all you armchair quarterbacks think Jamestown intent was in pursuing reclassifying to NCAA D2 athletics? Personally, I don't see any benefit for the Jimmies, except less travel miles incurred than in the GPAC. Mary and Minot have struggled for relevance in the NSIC, hard to imagine UJ's prospects being better.
    In the GPAC, Jamestown had only one conference opponent within a five-hour drive (Dakota Wesleyan at 4 hours, 5 minutes). In the NSIC, 11 conference opponents are within that same five-hour footprint.

    What is relevance anyways? Is it only to win championships? Is that all that matters in Division II sports? Or is the student-athlete experience supposed to be about more than that?!

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  • debergfan
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    Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post

    I believe that this is at least in part because UJ went from a conference with 12 members to a conference with 6 members, and also burned a lot of bridges with their previous conference, most of whom would be some of the closest nearby non-conference options. I think the home game situation will actually improve in 2025 once they join the NSIC, if only because it's such a large conference.

    As for men's soccer, they could maybe go the Mary route and try to get into the GNAC or RMAC as an affiliate. I don't think they're very good at that sport though, so it's definitely likely that they see this as an opportunity to axe it
    That's 42 kids on men's soccer. What will Men's volleyball do? Yes, I don't blame the GPAC.

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