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    Default Franklin & Marshall: Quietly alone in Division I

    http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/fandm1.aspx

    Had fun writing this one ... Peace.

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    Default Re: Franklin & Marshall: Quietly alone in Division I

    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/fandm1.aspx

    Had fun writing this one ... Peace.
    I enjoyed the article.. but I have a minor quibble, I don't think NAIA champs were ever invited to NCAA DI. I think they had to qualify on their own right, some schools used to wrestle as both NCAA and NAIA schools.

    I also wonder why have a DI team and not give scholarships?
    If you aren't going to give scholarships wrestle DIII. Why set your team up for failure. They exception to this is the Ivy leaues schools who can attract top recruits becasue of their academic reputation. I have no idea of F&M ranks academically, which attests to my opinion that it is not a top notch school.

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    Lock Haven was an NAIA school when Gray Simons attended ... that's where the inference comes from, so I think while the minor quibble is warranted in this case, it could merely be splitting hairs.

    Simons was a 4x NAIA champion, but wasn't allowed to compete in the NCAA championships as a freshman. Then he won three titles on the NCAA level.

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    Thanks for the article. I have a very soft spot in my heart for those athletes that participate solely for the love of their sport.

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    Default Re: Franklin & Marshall: Quietly alone in Division I

    Who was that 174 pounder that they had a few years back? Man, that guy was a donk.
    "Now class, I'd like for you to transition from downward dog....straight to FULL BRING!!!"

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    What's most impressive to me is that Jason traveled all the way to Lancaster to research the article.

    Those past years of the NCAAs, in the 1960s and before, I don't think it so much invites as who the schools wanted to send.

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    Great article Dart.
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    Default Re: Franklin & Marshall: Quietly alone in Division I

    Good to connect the article to the author too.


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    I appreciate all things offered wrestling (or even surrendered freely). Thanks

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