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Liam McPoyle

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  1. Transfer to Wake Forest and don't leave without the degree. Play two years in the best conference in the country. Enter the draft and and hope for the best. If it doesn't happen, you can always play pro ball in Europe. When age or injury says it's over, you walk away with a college education and no regrets.
  2. I agree. It almost has to be Wake Forest. Below is a very rudimentary summary on the PG status at the other six schools. Auburn has a 5* PG Shariffe Cooper coming in next year (the highest recruit in school history) Arkansas signed 4* PG KK Robinson from Oak Hill BYU only makes sense if MM has to sit-out a year to replace leading scorer Alex Barcello TT has significant depth at guard USC seems to have stability at the position with no obvious opening Memphis had issues at PG this past season but seemed to have shored them up in the second half with Alex Lomax
  3. Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto Spoke to someone involved in Mac McClung’s recruitment. Key for school that ultimately gets him is he wants to play more at PG based on NBA feedback & he’s only planning to be in college one more year. Interest in Memphis is real. Penny is point man just like w/ DeAndre Williams. 7:55 PM · May 20, 2020
  4. I loved the team's nickname "Crusaderettes". No way a public school today would be approved to use a feminine version of a name for Christian soldiers.
  5. I agree. The Narrows players would be in their mid-80s by then. No way they catch Caleb Jennings.
  6. Not only did PV-Appy '97 give us one of the best games in SWVA history, it also gave us "The Running Man"
  7. @Bluefield researcher I know you don't do your work for fame or attention, but I'm glad Mr. Askeland recognized you in his article. Congratulations, Sir!
  8. @Ryan4VT @BigWinners Okay, since Mike Gundy's name was mentioned, I want to share a mildly interesting experience. To begin, I'm an old guy. In fact, I'm old enough to be a man who watched Mike Gundy play when he wasn't quite yet a man. I was stationed in the Air Force near Oklahoma City. The local high school had a 16 y.o. phenom junior QB who was a must-see. He also had a younger brother, Cale, that I watched as well before he went to OU. Tidbits: Midwest City HS was the Bombers, named after the B-52s that were on base. Both Mike and Cale won state titles playing QB ; I saw the Gundy dad one-day driving his pick-up in town when both boys were in college. His personalized plate read: OSU-12-OU. I also got to watch Midwest City's national champ wrestling team from '90 and '91. Oklahoma sports wasn't Texas-level, but I felt fortunate to live in a town with successful 6A programs. Anyway, the Bombers became my adopted team during my eight-year exile from SWVA.
  9. Once the TCSB closed Pocy (RIP) , further consolidation just didn't make sense in Tazewell County. That was 2008 and nothing has changed significantly to this day. There remains three distinct population centers spread fairly evenly being served by three high schools along the primary corridor. Like the rest of SWVA, I'd expect to see a continual decline in the overall county population but nothing to warrant consolidation in the foreseeable future.
  10. Black Diamond HS Elk/Thundering Herd or Miners Black/Silver or Black/Gold
  11. So I read the $235.6 million was to actually replace Hurley High and also either replace or flood-proof the Buchanan Career and Technology Center (The new high school could be in Hurley or an alternate location) To the residents of Hurley, Congratulations, you're getting a brand new high school! And the best part, it's only 25 miles and 43 minutes away from your current school. Sincerely, Your neighbors in Grundy
  12. I'm seeing a place named Poplar Gap Park, a county park that was built in 2001 on a former strip mining site. The park appears to contain ballfields (football, baseball, softball) along with a fairgrounds area. Is this the proposed location? @olewave mentioned Corps of Engineers funding. Is Buchanan in-line for COE funding similar to DIckenson Co. when they built Ridgeview? If so, it's a no-brainer. It's akin to your school system winning the Powerball.
  13. This was a meme Trump tweeted just after the impeachment vote. I'm not a fan of all his Twitter activity, but this response was absolutely genius. This is Madison Ave. level brilliance. Simple yet profound. Trump doesn't have to spend millions to re-energize his base for 2020. The Democrats are doing it for free.
  14. I wish more HS football players wrestled. I don't think many players or coaches fully appreciate the benefits. I would dare say much of Spurlin's football success ties back to things learned on the mat from his dad. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2016/July/21/How-Wrestling-Builds-Better-Football-Players
  15. This is game is a blast...unless you're from Galax or Riverheads
  16. Dixon clearly made some adjustments at half. Roll Tide!
  17. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear consolidation will doom the chances of any SW Virginia school from matching or surpassing Powell Valley's eight titles.
  18. I think I read about this place somewhere.
  19. I'd like to go with Wise Central, but apparently Luke Owens is not that good of a coach.
  20. Patrick Henry will feel like they're playing against the entire Galaxy.
  21. I found nothing specific requiring accessible seating on both the home and visitors sides. The links below address the percentage of accessible seating in relation to overall capacity. It could come down to a local building officials' determination if the stadium is compliant. VHSL has broad power and could order a venue change if it didn't deem a facility suitable. This relocation could occur even if a facility had been determined to have met the minimum ADA requirement. IIRC, the DOJ is the top enforcement agency pertaining to ADA by working complaints through the court system. Smyth Co Schools made a number of needed upgrades as a result of a suit. https://aluminumbleachers.com/aluminum-bleachers-ada-compliance-issues-need-addressed/ https://aluminumbleachers.com/ada-bleachers-wheelchair-access-disabilities/
  22. What do Polar Bears and Gladiators have in common? They're both bad at math.
  23. Left: 1971-1981 Long Neck Fighting Gobbler (donned by Lee Corso during Gameday's first visit to Blacksburg) Middle: '82-'86 Short Neck Replacement and first Hokie Bird (The brave 1984 field goal post defender) Right: '87-present Redesigned Hokie Bird Coach Bill Dooley disliked many things about VA Tech and implemented sweeping changes to rebrand the program through elimination of: the 7 1/2 foot mascot, team use of the VPI initials, the Fighting Gobblers name and logo, The old school TV helmet logo, Burnt Orange on Unis, and the lighted Gobbler and gobbling scoreboard. Dooley won at Tech but also got the school placed on probation during Beamer's early years.
 
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