Roll Call

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Re: Roll Call

Post by mtjack » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:11 pm

Mark,

I appreciate your effort at getting a fan forum up and running. NAU has a pretty respectable recent history of being competitive in mens basketball but the pulse of community support always seemed lacking (at least when I lived in Flagstaff...don't know if that's changed any....will find out at Thursdays U of M game on my annual 1 day trip to Flagstaff).

Living in Montana now but I'll try to check in on this forum on occasion.

Best of luck. Go Jacks!

JG

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Re: Roll Call

Post by PSUVikings » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:56 am

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Re: Roll Call

Post by weberwildcat » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:53 pm

AggieJack,

What is it about Flagstaff or NAU that the support from my point of view seems to be lacking? U live there, what can you say about it?

Especially since NAU has won 2 str8 titles and working on a 3rd. Why does the community not seem to be excited. Do they not like sports? Do they only go hiking? Do they only like the Wildcats & Sundevils?

We need the NAU faithful to be aware of this board.

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Re: Roll Call

Post by NAUJACKPACK » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:14 pm

Hey this is mike, im a member of the NAU JACK PACK. NAU's student booster club/student section which will be the best in the big sky. Who all uses this fan blog? Anyone that currently goes to NAU??? What are the student sections like at other schools in the big sky, does anyone know???? alright thats it for now, take care

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Re: Roll Call

Post by mtjack » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:04 pm

Name: John
Born: on the Montana prairie...3 Arizona locations from there on
Reside: Hell, AZ
Age: older than I'd like to admit
Occupation: education
Jack Fan Since: 1985 when I moved to AZ as a kid


To the members of the Jack Pack: Keep working on building up student support. The last game I attended when students were present was the swift blow to the groin that was the BSC championship two years ago against the Grizzlies. Heartbreak from that evening aside, I was impressed with the turnout . Consistent student/community support can occur in Flagstaff. It's an uphill battle against all of the Phoenix pro sports, ASU, U of A and SoCal team fan support that make up the bulk of students in Flagstaff. Apathy reigned amidst the student population when I was in Flagstaff but there's no reason that should be the case. Convince a few dorm/apt./class acquaintances into going to a game, throw a few pints back before hand (college kids still do that on occasion, right?), jump up and down, yell, be "reasonably" obnoxious and grab your precious few years of college life by the testicles and above all - have fun. If you build it...they will come.

--Go Jacks!
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Re: Roll Call

Post by get_jacked » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:43 am

What is it about Flagstaff or NAU that the support from my point of view seems to be lacking? U live there, what can you say about it?
From my prospective its a total lack of public knowledge. If you want to know what is going on you have to practically seek it out, its not in your face, like it is other places. Marketing is lacking both on campus and in town, and largely one person does it all. I think the paper does a nice job of covering football, but its just not that much exposure. Lack of exposure= lack of awareness= lack of fans.

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Re: Roll Call

Post by king » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:18 pm

I think you might be right. My first year at NAU, I never attended any of the games. I didn't even know where they played. It wasn't until my junior year at NAU when the 05-06 men's basketball team started winning and getting some attention that I started to notice NAU athletics and became proud of our sport teams. I attended the basketball games and loved the atmosphere and the way our team was playing. That enthusiasm spread to the rest of the other sports and by my senuor year I attended all home sporting events and cheered our teams as loud as I could. I have to say that my senior year was by far the funnest and NAU athletics had alot to do with that. If it hadn't been for that 05-06 team with Kelly Golob, Steve Sir, Ruben Boykin, Kyle Landry, and Josh Wilson, I would have never caught on to the whole NAU athletic events. They really need to create a buzz at the campus and in the community. We have some of the more competitive teams in the Big Sky, but I think the students and the community don't know that. Somebody needs to do a better job communicating advertising NAU athletics to the people in Flagstaff.

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:15 pm

Name: Jon
Born: Canton, IL
Reside: Phoenix, AZ
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Re: Roll Call

Post by JMU Dukes » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:08 pm

Well, I can't say I'm going to follow this format, but it seems like this thread has seen the most activity, so here goes.

My name's Josh, and as you can probably guess my handle I went to JMU for undergrad. I'm from DC and live there now, currently working in a research lab and have been accepted to NAU for grad school. I'm hoping somebody will see this in the next two weeks and could give me some answers, so here goes:

1) How is the grad school program thought of in general?
2) I did the whole drinking thing in undergrad and know that certain apartments are hot spots for it. Are there any apartment complexes around Flagstaff that are mostly grad students/little quieter?
3) Is there any team with a realistic shot at knocking Montana off this year? We get very little information out east about the western teams and don't know much other than Weber State beat them and I would love to see them come back to Bridgeforth for the loss they should have had in December.

Thanks for any help you guys can give in advice about the school, town, whatever.

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:36 pm

Welcome JMU Dukes

1) I assume you are in some sort of biology/research? If so, NAU has a very well respected research program.

2) Can't help you on that - been too long since I looked for a place like that.

3) NAU hosts Montana this year, so better chance, but Souers has never beaten his old school. NAU has a good core coming back, so should have a good team.


There will be a bunch of posters from www.championshipsubdivision.com (the associated FCS board for this site) having a get together for the NAU-Montana game - the thread about it is the "Lumberjack Revenge" People from Montana, UMass, Applachian State and others will be there.
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Re: Roll Call

Post by JMU Dukes » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:49 am

Yes, I am going in for biology. We currently collaborate with the guys there, so I knew the strength and respect their research program has, but wondering more on strength of the actual school.

I occasionally skim there and AGS, but there's too many Appies and Montana fans on there for my taste - I usually stick to the JMU boards. Thanks for the reply and the welcome!

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:03 am

JMU Dukes wrote:Yes, I am going in for biology. We currently collaborate with the guys there, so I knew the strength and respect their research program has, but wondering more on strength of the actual school.

I occasionally skim there and AGS, but there's too many Appies and Montana fans on there for my taste - I usually stick to the JMU boards. Thanks for the reply and the welcome!

Which is why we need more non UM/ASU posters at cs.com :lol:


NAU has a number of nationally recognized programs - forestry, education, hotel/restaurant management are all top 20 (if not top 10).

Business school has developed a pretty good reputation as well. A lot of cutting edge research in microbiology, etc.
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Re: Roll Call

Post by JMU Dukes » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:10 pm

dbackjon wrote:Which is why we need more non UM/ASU posters at cs.com :lol:
Ah, no thanks, between "Armanti will win Heismann" and "East Coast Bias", it ain't really worth it to me. Besides, they both troll our boards enough for me to get my fill of them.

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:38 pm

JMU Dukes wrote:
dbackjon wrote:Which is why we need more non UM/ASU posters at cs.com :lol:
Ah, no thanks, between "Armanti will win Heismann" and "East Coast Bias", it ain't really worth it to me. Besides, they both troll our boards enough for me to get my fill of them.
:lol:

Actually, not too much of that at championshipsubdivision.com - we slap them around pretty good :mrgreen:
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Re: Roll Call

Post by Screamin_Eagle174 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:22 pm

Name: Mike
Born: Sunnyside, WA
Reside: Cheney, WA
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GO EAGLES! :twisted:

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:37 pm

Welcome Screamin!
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Re: Roll Call

Post by Screamin_Eagle174 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:55 pm

Thank you sir!

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Re: Roll Call

Post by AZGrizFan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:23 pm

dbackjon wrote:
JMU Dukes wrote:
dbackjon wrote:Which is why we need more non UM/ASU posters at cs.com :lol:
Ah, no thanks, between "Armanti will win Heismann" and "East Coast Bias", it ain't really worth it to me. Besides, they both troll our boards enough for me to get my fill of them.
:lol:

Actually, not too much of that at championshipsubdivision.com - we slap them around pretty good :mrgreen:
You, sir, are a goddamned liar. :ohno: :ohno: :ohno:

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Re: Roll Call

Post by dbackjon » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:32 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
dbackjon wrote:
JMU Dukes wrote:
dbackjon wrote:Which is why we need more non UM/ASU posters at cs.com :lol:
Ah, no thanks, between "Armanti will win Heismann" and "East Coast Bias", it ain't really worth it to me. Besides, they both troll our boards enough for me to get my fill of them.
:lol:

Actually, not too much of that at championshipsubdivision.com - we slap them around pretty good :mrgreen:
You, sir, are a goddamned liar. :ohno: :ohno: :ohno:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Roll Call

Post by UNH_4_NAU » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:35 pm

I'm here to root for my favorite west coast team.

Those of you who frequent CS I am UNHWildCats.... take a few deep breaths and begin cursing my arrival :dunce:

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