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Learfield Directors' Cup (Formerly Sears Directors' Cup)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by Xevious, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. OSU_D/


    The men's CC team has often provided points, the women's team is the one that usually provides nothing.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  2. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    When Andy Geiger was at Stanford, he recognized that Stanford's WORST
    sport was ffootball, and recruited accordingly. Recruiting to Stanford is easy, especially for females (less pro chances). Hey, do you want to get a Stanford degree? And play for a good team that gets to the nationals? For tennis, baseball, and the 'non-pro' sports it seems to me a slam-dunk. Jaxbuk hit in on the head, recruit, and spend the money for scholarships.

    That said, I truly enjoy seeing the over-all standings of the Sears/Director's cup, and how the schools do overall. OSU has its share of top 10 finishes, and the B10 (I cannot bring myself to do the B1G yet), has 3-5 in the top ten each year as well. We are doing well in the 'minor' sports (please no 'knocking' dings), and one we are great in (synchro swim) isn't even counted - by the by, Stanford is either one to our two or two to our #1 each year. Only complaint is that the bloody scoresheets are so hard to read....oh well, let's open the pocketbook and get some better athletes to compete. It helps to remember that pistol points count the same as football points.

  3. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Mili being a prophet again... :biggrin:

    Bump of last year's Director's Cup thread where tOSU was #2 nationally waiting on a great showing by men's tennis - to today's news.......with tOSU being #2 waiting on a great showing from men's tennis. :banger:

    Congrats guys and gals. That kind of consistency is amazing.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Our national title in men's volleyball didn't hurt, either...
  5. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    As spring winds up the lacrosse team loses in the elite eight, women's golf ties for 10th at Nationals, women's tennis trying to reach quarter-finals today, women's softball at 2-0 hoping to win one of two games today to advance to the Super Regional, men's golf ranked #1 nationally after winning their regional, men's baseball ranked 4th after sharing the regular season SEC crown, and men's track is back to national #1 ranking.

    If we can get one NC out of this group we might gt close to y'all, but the VB win of yours created some distance.

    We sit at 13 right now.
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Final Four finish in tennis should get us more points...
  7. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    I think 68. 100 for a NC.
  8. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    Is the 68 points awarded for a #4 finish or a #3?
    Buckeye tennis will probably finish ranked #3 in the ITA.
  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    In sports with tournament formats, both teams that lost in the semifinals should get 3rd place points for the Director's Cup - the final rankings won't affect it.

    When looking at Director's Cup standings for various sports, there are several teams that earn 5th place and 9th place points in a similar fashion, because they lost in the round of 16 or in the quarterfinals.

    Last year, two teams got 83 points for 3rd place in men's tennis, four got 73 for 5th place, and 8 received 64 points for 9th place.
  10. CHU

    CHU Newbie

    It may not match Ohio State's standings under Andy Geiger -- since Geiger got OSU to No. 3 in the final standings in 02-03 and No. 4 in 03-04 -- but the Buckeyes are still the only non-South/non-California school to finish in the Top 20 in the Director's Cup the past eight athletic years (not counting the current).

    The highest for Gene Smith was No. 8 in 09-10 (again, not counting this year).

    Other schools to finish in the Top 20 every year since 2002-03 (ordered by average ranking):

    1. Stanford
    2. UCLA
    3. Florida
    4. Texas
    5. North Carolina
    6. California-Berkeley
    7. Ohio State
    8. Georgia

    So only eight schools finished in the Top 20 every year (for the past eight) and OSU is one of them.
  11. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    What an awesome freaking match! The Lady Gators beat number one ranked Stanford at their place to win the 2011 NCAA Woman's Tennis Championship this evening. I think it is so cool that we (tOSU M VB and UF W Tennis) both got one of those elusive national trophies. :banger:

    This one almost killed me, what with not being able to get real time info.

    Our heroine is Lauren Embree,
    a sophomore who had an amazing match. She was down 4 to freaking NOTHING in the third set, and she fought and fought and fought, she fought the refs with their home town (fuck Stanford sideways) dap - and her really, really amazing opponent (Mallory Burdette) - until she clawed her way back almost by force of will to demand a tie break for the set.....and the match......and the National Championship.....all on her little blond head. She lost the first two points of the tie break, but came back and somehow willed her way to an 8-6 third set, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), win.

    It was f-ing awesome!!! Winning like that, at their place, down 4-0 to Stanford, and STILL not giving up is a huge achievement. :cheers: Congrats Lauren. You made Gator Nation proud - and you have a heart that is waaaay bigger than your body. Little Lauren
    [FONT=&quot]ended top-seeded Stanford?s NCAA-record 184 consecutive home-match win streak.[/FONT] :bow::groove:


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  12. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    I tried to look it up using last years' points, but I see I messed it up. Still, 83 or 68 - that is a mess of points to go with the 100 from volley ball.
  13. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    One last brag about beating Stanford at home for the Championship....Stanford's women had not lost a home match in 12 years. Holding the match there [strike]is[/strike] was like presenting them the trophy.
  14. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

    Moderators and Admins,

    Moving forward, please delete the Gators Baseball thread and start a new thread for Gators Womens Tennis.

    Thanks in advance!

  15. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Swapping Georgia football with a Georgia Women's Gymnastics thread might be good for Woof's self esteem as well. :sneaky:

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