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Nationwide Indiscretions: The SELC D2

3 - Published January 11, 2010 by in College

It’s about time to take a look at some schedules, don’t you think?

I’m gonna try to gander at every schedule in the country. All 100+ D2 teams. And rate them based on no particular set of criteria. But to make it simple, we’ll go only by each teams out of conference schedule. For the heck of it, I’ll pick my 16 tournament teams while I’m at it. We’ll go conference by conference, making our way around the country.

Let’s start off at home, with my team, the Spartans of UNC Greensboro. Since we’d join the SELC if we were MCLA, We’ll look at our non-SELC schedule.

2/6 vs Wofford
2/6 vs Winthrop. We’ll also be playing SVU that day, all in Rock Hill, SC
2/27 vs Carnegie Mellon at SVU. Another 3 game day for us where we’ll play SVU and App State.
3/27 we will play Johnson and Wales at home.
4/18 at High Point. HPU is a former SELC member as recently as last season.

While not trying to give anyone bulletin board material for our games, I gotta rate this OOC sked as a D+, only for the inclusion of Carnegie Mellon. I can totally understand playing all the independent teams, though, seeing as we are one.

From here on out, if UNCG is on a teams schedule, I’m including that in the OOC.

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2/27 vs UNCG and Carnegie Mellon. Also playing divisional game vs SVU. All at SVU
3/6 vs Aquinas
3/19 @ High Point
4/17 vs Wofford at Furman. Also playing Furman.

5 games, 2 true Out-of-Conference games. Meets the MCLA minimums. Gotta rate it at least a C for that. Got two team from the CCLA making the trip down. I’ll give em a C+ for the effort.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

They play one.

3/11 vs Aquinas.

How can you not convince teams from up north to visit the beach? Fix this problem, please. D-

Davidson Wildcats

Also have one. Not even a true OOC game.

2/18 @ UNCG

D-

Elon Phoenix

Big Cajones.

2/6 vs UNC(NCLL)
2/12 @ Dayton
2/13 @ Grove City
3/1 vs John Carroll

Those first three games are the first three games of the season for Elon. They’ll know right away if they need to win the SELC to make it to Denver. A.

Emory Eagles

2/19 vs Missouri State
2/21 vs Davenport
3/27 vs Harding

Love the scheduling here. Got an up and coming team who could make some noise. A powerhouse. And an older power who could make some noise. Gotta be an A. SELC’s top teams know how to schedule for Denver.

Furman Paladins

4/17 vs Wofford.

D-

Georgia Southern Eagles

Very strong schedule.

1/30 vs College of Charleston
3/12 vs Wofford.

And 4 games vs MCLA D1 competition. Auburn, Alabama, Miami, and Georgia Tech. B-

Georgia State Panthers

1/31 @ Limestone (NCAA)
2/20 vs College of Charleston at Citadel
3/7 vs Stonehill at PBA

Gotta win the SELC to go to Denver, but I like scheduling an NCAA team. C+

Kennesaw State Owls

2/20 vs Missouri State
2/22 vs Davenport
3/7 @ St. Edward’s
3/8 @ Sam Houston State
3/9 @ Centenary
3/28 vs Harding

I give you a golf clap, Owls. A

Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish

2/6 @ Florida Gulf Coast
3/6 vs Stonehill

C-. Stonehill saved you.

SCAD Bees

2/12 @ Grove City
2/13 @ Dayton
2/20 vs Davenport at KSU
2/21 vs Missouri State at Emory
3/21 vs Middle Tennessee St
3/31 vs Oberlin(NCAA)
4/10 vs Wofford

Brutal February. A+

Southern Virginia Knights

2/6 vs UNCG, vs Wofford, vs Winthrop
2/27 vs UNCG, vs Carnegie Mellon
3/9 vs Aquinas
4/1 @ High Point

Gotta give them credit. They went out and got the MCLA minimum. C+

Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs

2/13 vs Lees McRae (NCAA)
2/21 vs Harding
2/28 vs Indiana. Not really an OOC game, but they somehow got a D1 team to schedule them on a trip. Well done.

I’ll give it a C+

Citadel Bulldogs

3/6 vs Wofford
3/31 vs College of Charleston

D. Schedule more. And make them true OOC games, please.

Charlotte 49ers

2/20 vs UNCG
2/21 vs Wofford
2/27 vs John Carroll

D. I see the effort. See above.

Eckerd Tritons, Reinhardt Eagles, North Florida all get an F for not scheduling an OOC game at all.

Fix that please. You get one of these.

Yes. I blatantly stole that from 412. But it’s well deserved.

Overall, I’d give the SELC a C+. Need to work on that scheduling, sirs. I do like what I see in terms of true OOC games. Davenport, Stonehill, Dayton, Missouri State, Harding. Let’s keep it up.

Noteworthy:

  • Exceptionally long winter break at UNCG. Last day of class in the fall is Dec 16. First day of class in the spring is Jan 19. Gotta love it.
  • It’s way too cold in North Carolina. I should be used to this because I’m from Minnesota, but…..DAMN IT’S COLD!
  • ACC football is wack.
  • Ke$ha. Guilty pleasure of the week.


I’m smitten.

Next time: PCLL gets a look.

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About the Author: The Lax picked up his first stick when he stepped on campus at MCLA D2 school UNC Charlotte. After taking a short break, he returned to the field for independent UNCG. The Lax enjoys flowers, pictures of unicorns, long walks on the beach, and above all else, beating people with his D-Pole.

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