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I cannot remember if this was brought up a while back...

I was at Yorktown mall over the weekend. At Champs sports they had NIU t-shirts at the front display along side Mich, NC, U of I, Texas etc...Also in the Lids store they had two or three diffrent NIU hats they were selling as well.

We've come a long way in one year. Lets just hope the momentum continues.

Greeny
05-03-2004 10:21 AM
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:eek: Very cool.
05-03-2004 10:39 AM
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this is kinda freaky.

I once lived on Greenbrier while attending NIU 10,000 years ago and now live less than ten minutes from Yorktown Mall. Those NIU items must be faily new as I dont recall seeing them during the Xmas Holidays....any ya, I dont get out to malls much.


Are we living in a parallel universe?
05-03-2004 12:08 PM
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D. G. W.

Yes we are. I'm in the 10 min range as well and I also lived on Greenbrier for 3-4 years.
05-03-2004 12:49 PM
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I bought my father an NIU hat at Lids in Orland Square Mall around Christmas time, so they have been at that location since at least December.
05-03-2004 04:01 PM
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You guys must all be Lombardians (no acknowledgement for, or of DG or OB types) and fraternity boys. 04-rock 04-rock
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I myself spend way too much time at Yorktown during my misspent youth. It was always fun being the doormat of the DuPage Valley conference at Glenbard East. Although they did make it to the state semi's a couple years ago in football only to lose to one of the Naperville's by a large margin.

Not too long ago that conference had three state finalists in football, and another school that made it pretty deep into the playoffs. Scoring a TD in a conference game was an accomplishment.
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NIUCO90, That's the only time East has ever been in the state playoffs!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should of gone to a real football school like Montini.....
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greenbrier41 Wrote:I cannot remember if this was brought up a while back...

I was at Yorktown mall over the weekend.  At Champs sports they had NIU t-shirts at the front display along side Mich, NC, U of I, Texas etc...Also in the Lids store they had two or three diffrent NIU hats they were selling as well.

We've come a long way in one year.  Lets just hope the momentum continues.

Greeny
My brother got me an NIU hat from Lids (Gurnee) last September. What was really great was that with the purchase of the hat, you got a coupon for 2 free tickets to a Huskie football game of your choice (except Maryland and Iowa State). I thought that this was a super marketing idea, and I hope it continues. Well, at least until every one of our games is a sellout!
05-04-2004 08:18 AM
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Don't get me started on private vs. public schools SAE. The Rockford paper just did a big series on public vs. private in terms of sports. Unfortunately my attention span wasn't long enough to read it. Let's just say that the big private school here wins pretty much everything and another private school got kicked out of their conference because they were 'too good'. Just another topic we can talk and talk about but never solve.
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You are so right about an endless journey when talking public vrs private schools and athletics.

If those supporting private schools cannot acknowledge the huge advantage that recruitment and lack of attendance boundaries plays , this conversation is already over from my vantage point.

Recruitment as perfected by all the prime time programs is clearly a HUGE advantage over public schools. While pubs may have resources oftentimes unavailable in many private schools, NOTHING can even the playing fields more than the advantage of being a semi pro team where scholarship $ helps defray what are truly "recruitment budgets."

My all time favorite question?
Why did IsiahT need to bypass fine schools like Fenwick , St. Iggie or Pats and travel to Westchester to play bball when living on WestSide of Chgo?
Was it the ambiance of the CTA shuttle rides for two hours a day? Was it prefering to play on a tile floor vrs Fenwick hardcourt?

PLEASE !
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I do not buy the "private schools have an advantage" crap. And I went to a public school.

What I would like to see is the private schools play the top public schools. You'll never see a Mt. Carmel or Providence play a Naperville Central or Downers Grove South. Because they will get beat, and probably bad.

5-6 years ago Naperville North played Joliet Catholic 3 years in a row. JC lost all three times by a combined score of something like 90 to 25. JC dropped North like a bad habit.

The Mt. Carmels and the Providences of the world do Kansas St. scheduling (dont play anybody prior to conference), then due to their enrollment end up in 6 or 5A. They need to play the big boys.
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greenbrier41 Wrote:I do not buy the "private schools have an advantage" crap. And I went to a public school.

What I would like to see is the private schools play the top public schools. You'll never see a Mt. Carmel or Providence play a Naperville Central or Downers Grove South. Because they will get beat, and probably bad.

5-6 years ago Naperville North played Joliet Catholic 3 years in a row. JC lost all three times by a combined score of something like 90 to 25. JC dropped North like a bad habit.

The Mt. Carmels and the Providences of the world do Kansas St. scheduling (dont play anybody prior to conference), then due to their enrollment end up in 6 or 5A. They need to play the big boys.
I would have to say that if private schools played the top DVC schools, Naperville North, Naperville Central, WWS, At times Wheaton North the private schools won't be talking as much about being the greatest things in the state.

I do recall when larry McKeon and the boys beat up on JC, that was a wonderful thing for the DVC and for the rest of us.
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Gambler,

You coach high school? Not many know the coach of NNHS. Or are you just a big High School follower?
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greenbrier41 Wrote:Gambler,

You coach high school? Not many know the coach of NNHS. Or are you just a big High School follower?
Oh no I don't coach or anything like that, i played in the DVC a long while back, and I did a lot of work in DuPage County out of college, especially naperville, It was growing like a plant in the early to late 90's and I was lucky enough to be a builder. I followed high school football a bit back then, I assume larry is still the coach. The Daily Herald is great in terms of DVC sports.
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