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NCAA Soccer – SoCon Tournament Preview
by All White Kit
posted October 30, 2014 at 12:40pm

Weighted Total Shot Ratio (MAX 2.00) (2) Furman – 1.41 (3) Mercer – 1.35 (1) Samford – 1.30 (6) Western Carolina – 1.30 (4) East Tennessee State – 1.13 (5) UNC Greensboro – 1.09 (7) Wofford – 1.05 (9) The Citadel...more

NCAA Soccer – Bubble Watch Proper – Week Five
by All White Kit
posted October 29, 2014 at 10:10am

AAC Lock – UCF, UConn Bubble – South Florida, Memphis Sometimes, all it takes is winning while everything else burns down around you. And so it is for UCF and UConn, who both locked themselves into the field with wins as clubs elsewhere str...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v6.0
by All White Kit
posted October 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

National Seeds #1 Seeds 1 – North Carolina – ACC 2 – UCLA – Pac-12* 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – Penn State – Big Ten* #2 Seeds 5 – Florida – SEC 6 – Florida State – ACC* 7 – W...more

“A Dream Come True” – ACF Torino’s Diana Barrera plays in the CONCACAF tournament
by All White Kit
posted October 26, 2014 at 6:24pm

Guatemala National Team player Diana Barrera on the pitch at her former high school in Kensington, MD. One of the great joys of following lower-level women’s soccer as I do is when a player you’ve known breaks through to a much higher level...more

NCAA Soccer – What Chris Is Watching – 10/26/14 – (4) Texas A&M;vs (11) South Carolina
by All White Kit
posted October 26, 2014 at 5:57pm

(4) Texas A&M vs (11) South Carolina – 5:00 PM Texas A&M enters their penultimate match of the regular season with the opportunity to clinch at least a share of the regular season title with a win against visiting South Carolina on Sunday a...more

NCAA Soccer – Chris’ Annual Late Season Power Poll
by All White Kit
posted October 23, 2014 at 9:51am

Ah yes, it’s time for the most divisive column of the season. I don’t really have much time to go into details, but here are how I see the teams right now. This isn’t based on a body of work a club’s done but instead who I’d ...more

NCAA Soccer – Bubble Watch Proper – Week Four
by All White Kit
posted October 23, 2014 at 9:48am

AAC Bubble – UCF, UConn, Memphis, South Florida Bubble (Danger) – Tulsa This league’s a mess right now, and UConn’s probably going to be on the wrong end of a double-edged sword. The Huskies got their big result by beating UCF t...more

NCAA Soccer – Weighted Total Shot Ratio – Week Six
by All White Kit
posted October 21, 2014 at 9:08pm

Your weekly trip to the metrics nerd cave: AAC 1.35 – Cincinnati 1.33 – UCF 1.22 – South Florida 1.19 – UConn 1.06 – Memphis 0.97 – Temple 0.82 – East Carolina 0.81 – Tulsa 0.52 – Houston 0.50 &ndash...more

NCAA Soccer – Keep Punching That Ticket – Week Two
by All White Kit
posted October 21, 2014 at 10:00am

Your weekly dose of the race for the postseason. * = Clinched Conference Tournament Berth ** = Clinched Regular Season Title ^ = Eliminated from Conference Tournament Contention America East *13 (19) – Hartford 11 (17) – Albany 11 (17) &nda...more

NCAA Soccer– Bracket Projections v5.0
by All White Kit
posted October 20, 2014 at 9:31pm

Seeded Teams #1 Seeds 1 – Florida – SEC 2 – North Carolina – ACC 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – UCLA – Pac-12* #2 Seeds 5 – Penn State – Big Ten* 6 – Florida State – ACC* 7 – Sou...more

NCAA – What Chris Is Watching – 10/19/14 – (14) Kansas vs (9) West Virginia
by All White Kit
posted October 19, 2014 at 7:10pm

(14) Kansas vs (9) West Virginia – 2:00 PM With all due respect to current leaders Oklahoma State, the Big XII title will likely be decided on Sunday afternoon in Lawrence when Kansas hosts West Virginia. The Jayhawks’ margin of error dimini...more

NCAA Soccer– Bracket Projections v4.5
by All White Kit
posted October 19, 2014 at 10:09am

Seeded Teams #1 Seeds 1 – Florida – SEC* 2 – Stanford – Pac-12 3 – UCLA – Pac-12* 4 – North Carolina – ACC #2 Seeds 5 – South Carolina – SEC 6 – Rutgers – Big Ten 7 – Florid...more

NCAA Soccer – What Chris Is Watching – 10/16/14 – (15) South Carolina vs (3) Florida
by All White Kit
posted October 16, 2014 at 9:08pm

(15) South Carolina vs (3) Florida – 7:00 PM The RPI says “glamour tie”, the reality does not. After six of eleven rounds in the league, Florida is pushing for another league title, while South Carolina are still battling to ensure the...more

NCAA Soccer – Bubble Watch Proper – Week Three
by All White Kit
posted October 16, 2014 at 10:24am

AAC Bubble – UCF, UConn, Memphis, South Florida, Tulsa, Temple, East Carolina Yes, this league may actually be a one-bid conference if UCF wins the AAC Tournament. Not that UCF’s resume is any great shakes either. The Knights’s best r...more

NCAA Soccer – Keep Punching That Ticket – Week One
by All White Kit
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:29pm

Welcome to AWK’s weekly roundup of who’s in and who’s out of the conference tournament picture around the country. We’ll be adding conferences as every team finishes half its league schedule, so everyone should be on here within a ...more

NCAA Soccer – Weighted Total Shot Ratio – Week 5
by All White Kit
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:20pm

AAC 1.40 – UCF 1.34 – South Florida 1.22 – Cincinnati 1.22 – UConn 1.06 – Temple 1.05 – Memphis 0.82 – Tulsa 0.76 – East Carolina 0.50 – Houston 0.49 – SMU ACC 1.62 – Florida State 1.59 ...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v4.0
by All White Kit
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:11am

Note: Projected auto-bid winners are gradually moving to league leaders as conferences complete half their league schedule. Those that haven’t are still projecting top RPI team as their auto bid winner. Seeded Teams #1 Seeds 1 – Florida &nd...more

Tiffany Weimer: Go Ahead, Jump
by Tiffany Weimer
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:07pm

“All you’re gonna do is jump up on this little step.” “Okay, no problem” “Whenever you’re ready, go ahead.” “Okay.” As I stood an inch away from the step, loaded in the jumping position, I co...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v3.5
by All White Kit
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:17pm

OK, I’ve decided to streamline the process a bit to eliminate some redundancy. The listed seeded teams are what was before my projected seeded teams, the seed candidates are the remaining RPI Top 25 teams ranked according to results against Top 50 t...more

Artistic Defiance: Street art and mega-events
by The Rabbit Hole
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:17pm

I have never really understood art.  For some, paint on a canvas speaks to them like another human being.  For me, I hear nothing but silence, especially when we are talking about the Jackson Pollack - a three year old could have done that - typ...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v2.0
by All White Kit
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:28am

Seeded Teams 1 – Stanford – Pac-12* 2 – North Carolina – ACC* 3 – UCLA – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Florida State – ACC 6 – Florida – SEC 7 – Penn State – Big Te...more

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