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Signing Day 2019
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:39:29 am »
Teams from Arkansas looks like they loaded up on in state talent. Any thoughts on your school?

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 08:59:35 pm »
Tech is superior to the rest of them in every way. 

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 07:52:10 am »
Tech is superior to the rest of them in every way.

Recent years haven't shown that yet.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 04:19:51 am »
Just on principle.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 03:34:16 pm »
Just on principle.

What principle? Arkansas Tech has had disappointing Athletics for a school there size. They should be in D1 FCS for Football, but have struggle in D2 ever since joining the GAC.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 05:16:36 pm »
Struggle is an exaggeration.  Tech did very well in the GSC making the playoffs several times.  And let's be clear, Tech joined the GAC at the same time the rest of the Arkansas schools did.  And have been in D2 for several decades.  UAM, they've struggled. 

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 07:40:18 am »
Struggle is an exaggeration.  Tech did very well in the GSC making the playoffs several times.  And let's be clear, Tech joined the GAC at the same time the rest of the Arkansas schools did.  And have been in D2 for several decades.  UAM, they've struggled.

Well maybe more of a slump, but the budget for Tech is also much larger for athletics than most of the Arkansas GAC schools. They have so many tools to recruit with.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 11:28:26 am »
Well maybe more of a slump, but the budget for Tech is also much larger for athletics than most of the Arkansas GAC schools. They have so many tools to recruit with.

Thus, my original statement:

Tech is superior to the rest of them in every way.

Its tongue in cheek.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 05:17:18 pm »
Struggle is an exaggeration.  Tech did very well in the GSC making the playoffs several times.  And let's be clear, Tech joined the GAC at the same time the rest of the Arkansas schools did.  And have been in D2 for several decades.  UAM, they've struggled.
One small point of order. Tech didn't join the GAC. Tech formed the GAC, which is headquartered in Russellville Arkansas. As far as Tech struggling goes I guess people do not realize that Tech is allowed the same number of scholarships as every other D2 school, it's not like high school where you get your players from the student body. So Tech enrollment numbers do not give them any advantage beyond possibly bigger student section and a better game-day tailgate experience.
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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 07:54:47 am »
One small point of order. Tech didn't join the GAC. Tech formed the GAC, which is headquartered in Russellville Arkansas. As far as Tech struggling goes I guess people do not realize that Tech is allowed the same number of scholarships as every other D2 school, it's not like high school where you get your players from the student body. So Tech enrollment numbers do not give them any advantage beyond possibly bigger student section and a better game-day tailgate experience.

It should equate to more dollars to recruit with via student athletic fees. Also please link the article where Tech formed the GAC. I would love to see it.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 03:32:59 pm »
It should equate to more dollars to recruit with via student athletic fees. Also please link the article where Tech formed the GAC. I would love to see it.


https://greatamericanconference.com/sports/2011/6/21/GAC.aspx

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March, 2010: Conference call takes place among the presidents from the nine eventual charter members.

April, 2010: In-person meeting takes place in Russellville, Ark. with the presidents from the nine eventual charter members.

May, 2010: Further meetings take place with the athletic directors from the eventual nine charter members.

July 13, 2010: The University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas Tech University, East Central University, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Arkansas University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University agree to form a new NCAA Division II athletic conference and schools notify the Gulf South Conference and Lone Star Conference of their intentions to leave those respective leagues.

October 18, 2010: Will Prewitt is named the conference's first commissioner.

November 23, 2010: The league's Council of Presidents selects the Great American Conference as the official name of the organization.

The first official meeting took place in Russellville and the headquarters are in Russellville. Coincidence? I think not ;) If you watched the movie Arrival, Tech is the big domino.
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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 09:34:00 am »


https://greatamericanconference.com/sports/2011/6/21/GAC.aspx

The first official meeting took place in Russellville and the headquarters are in Russellville. Coincidence? I think not ;) If you watched the movie Arrival, Tech is the big domino.

Whatever you want to say. Haha. If you look at it, geographically its more center. I still wouldn't say Tech started the GAC, but I am sure its cheap to have an office there.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 10:43:10 pm »
So if tech did start the GAC, what difference does that make?

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:03 am »
So if tech did start the GAC, what difference does that make?

It doesn't, but just saying they didn't. I think you can speculate all day.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2019, 12:23:58 pm »
I can't pull it up, but from the articles I read, Arkansas Tech's previous president Robert Brown spearheaded the discussion of creating a new conference.

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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2019, 02:25:15 pm »
I can't pull it up, but from the articles I read, Arkansas Tech's previous president Robert Brown spearheaded the discussion of creating a new conference.

Oh discussion is nice. Someone always starts the discussion, but if I was the first person who said I wanted UALR to have a football team, does that mean I started the football team?

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 07:25:08 pm »
They are trying to find something to hang their hat on. Gotta find something to be proud of, i rekon.

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Re: Signing Day 2019
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 12:39:05 pm »
They are trying to find something to hang their hat on. Gotta find something to be proud of, i rekon.
Fastest growing university and all-time highest winning% in Arkansas college football not enough? ATU has plenty feathers, nothing wrong with adding to the headdress when you are the chief.

 

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