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It's a glorious day for one University in SoCal...(12 posts)

It's a glorious day for one University in SoCal...No_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 9:19 AM
Today, the University of Southern California is bringing home 3 National Championships from Fall sports alone! Starting at City Hall, they're parading through downtown ending up on campus. They're all being honored by several governmental bodies.

I can't think of 3 National Championships that include football in Fall sports alonge going to any one University. I'm sure it's happened though I'm not aware. I'll go ahead and google it up just out of curiosity.
wow, three!mohair_chair
Jan 21, 2004 9:36 AM
You have a long way to go to catch Stanford, which I think took home 14 National Championships in one recent year, and almost always takes more than three in any one year. And no, Stanford is not my alma mater.

There is a ranking for this stuff. It used to be called the Sears Cup:

http://nacda.ocsn.com/sports/directorscup/spec-rel/010704aaa.html
Like I said, including football, Fall sports alone.No_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 10:11 AM
There are only 6 sports available in the Fall.

You may compare apples to oranges however I will not. My post stated 3 Titles in the Fall, including football. I don't know if that has ever happened.

Anyway, it was just a statement, not meant to open up a who's better argument. I'll go ahead and google it up myself and keep it to myself, just for kicks and giggles.
except football doesn't countmohair_chair
Jan 21, 2004 10:38 AM
The NACDA uses the coaches poll, where USC came in second! I'll grant you that USC should have come in first, but them's the rules.

According to their listings, for the Fall, two National championships went to Stanford (women and men's cross country), and one each to Wake Forest (field hockey), Louisiana State (I-A football), Delaware (I-AA football), North Carolina (women's soccer), Indiana (men's soccer) and Southern California (volleyball).

What is the third you mentioned?
Interestingly enough, it doesn't.TJeanloz
Jan 21, 2004 10:45 AM
The NCAA doesn't award a National Championship in Division 1A football.

Water polo is the sport you're missing.
Visit ncaa.org for the 6 sports available in the FallNo_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 10:50 AM
I've never heard of the NACDA.

USC brings home 3 National Championships today.

The 3 sports are volleyball, water polo and football.

Has this ever been done including football? Google turned up nada for me on the quickie look through.
I don't think you can count footballTJeanloz
Jan 21, 2004 10:58 AM
Football isn't awarded by the NCAA, I'm not convinced that it counts.

Does it have to be D1?

Either way, I think it's a strained metric, because it's so specific.
No? You might want to talk to the restNo_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 1:16 PM
of the AP champions throughout history! They're the ones counting it! Me, I don't matter.
ooooh, water polo! La de dah! What a bourgeois wimp sport!dr hoo
Jan 21, 2004 11:07 AM
Actually, water polo expends the most calories per minute of any sport. Amateur wrestling is a close second. I've heard water polo described as feeling like being mugged and drowned at the same time. Most of the brutality goes on under the surface, so most never know it is going on.

That is a good fall for a school for sure, no matter how much of a strained metric it might be.
ooooh, water polo! La de dah! What a bourgeois wimp sport!No_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 1:37 PM
Thanks, I'd agree.

From a cyclists perspective, water polo should be the one we all hold in the highest regard.
There is National Champ in Div -1A football...ClydeTri
Jan 22, 2004 6:54 AM
Until its decided on the field, its just hooey...
mean to say..There is NO national champ.... nmClydeTri
Jan 22, 2004 6:55 AM
nm