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Date Posted: 08/13/15 3:07:42pm Thu
Author: Truth Ferret
Subject: Should be Div III "Peer Schools" NOT available for scheduling
In reply to: Truth Ferret 's message, "Central Conn State, Monmouth, Marist, etc: The "Peer School"/"Identity by Associatin" thing:" on 08/13/15 3:04:03pm Thu

> >href="http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Does-Your-Colleg

>There is a significant PR aspect to creating
>impressions of "association" in our mass culture,
>despite the inroads of rating services like USNWR, etc.
>The link above demonstrates that there's a tendency
>for schools to be "aspirational" in providing peer
>schools to the Dept. of Education and in its
>institutional literature for prospective students,
>alumni and others.
>In its 125th year, 'gate football is arguably our most
>visible sport for creating these "association"
>impressions ( to use advertising lingo ) in the public
>Outside of the traditional "Ivy Envy" epidemic in the
>Northeast that affects each institution differently,
>the reality is that we have little history and little
>similarity with Central Conn State, Monmouth, Marist,
>However, as the shakeout in scheduling proceeds, PL fb
>schools have few choices from the "Peer School"
>designation where the recognition is reciprocal.
>Obviously Colgate can't play Div. III Bowdoin,
>Washington and Lee, Wesleyan, and even Div I Davidson.
>Although these schools share a lot with Colgate
>institutionally, they're available for scheduling. So,
>we'll have to be patient with how this new environment
>for PL fb scheduling evolves.
>>>>let the Ivy League have them. Look forward to the
>>>>when the Ivies want US to play THEM, not the other
>>>>around...and even then, we would do the traveling.
>>>Perhaps. Some Ivies still want to play us,ie
>>>Others only want to play a PL team they can beat,ie
>>>Harvard. Guessing Hoyas will get a lot of Ivy games

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