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Covenant Football League - Champion Crowned.

Chard's Goat Herders crowned Covenant Football League Champion for the 2019 season!
Trailing 140.22 to 139.74, Chard's Goat Herders staged a comeback and rallied back to beat Irok's Rokkets in the championship game with a final score of 152.36 to 140.22.  Chard's Goat Herders finished the season with a record of 11-5, while Irok's Rokkets ended the campaign at 13-3.
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Season’s Greetings, wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity during the holidays and in the coming New Year.
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Path of Exile - Free to Play

Path of Exile is a free-to-play action role-playing video game developed and published by Grinding Gear Games.
ABOUT THIS GAME
You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Key Features
Freedom. Power. Revenge.
Banished for your misdeeds to the dark, brutal world of Wraeclast, you play as the Duelist, Witch, Ranger, Templar, Marauder, Shadow or the Scion class. From forsaken shores through to the ruined city of Sarn, explore Wraeclast and uncover the ancient secrets waiting for you.
Unlimited Character Customization
Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations from tradable itemized gems and our gigantic passive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems and trigger gems to create your own unique combination of power, defense and destruction.
Deadly Missions
The Forsaken Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways. All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.
Dressed to Kill
Path of Exile is all about items. Find, collect and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties, then customize your character build around the deadliest combinations you possess.
Brutal Competitive Play
Battle in PvP tournaments seasons and Capture the Flag events for worldwide recognition. Compete in Daily Leagues and Race Events that run as separate game worlds with their own ladders and economies to win valuable prizes.
Customise Your Hideout
In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout. Once you've earned a Master's trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.
Fair-To-Play. Never Pay-To-Win.
We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in Path of Exile.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/Path_of_Exile/
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Smite - Free To Play.

Smite is a 3D fantasy MOBA where players take on the role of mythological gods and battle in team-based arenas. Unlike other MOBAs, SMITE puts you directly onto the battlefield with a third-person action viewpoint. From blind-side ambushes to aimed shots, a new pantheon of strategic possibilities awaits.  Become a legend of myth, enter the Battleground of the Gods, and play FREE now!

Game Modes:
Conquest – the main 5v5 game mode. Features three lanes and a jungle area filled with neutral monsters. Arena – a 5v5 game mode with an open battle area rather than lanes. Each team begins with 500 points and must reduce the other side's to zero by killing heroes, minions, and escorting allied minions to portals. Joust – a 3v3 game mode with a single lane which otherwise plays like Conquest mode. Joust can also be played 1v1. Assault – similar to ARAM (All Random, All Mid) in LoL, players are assigned a random God and fight on a map with a single lane. Siege – a faster version of Conquest. Siege mode consists of only two lanes and contains a special Siege Juggernaut minion that deals extra damage to structures.
Never played a battle arena before? Don’t worry. Auto-buy, auto-level, and the deathmatch-like Arena mode let you jump right into divine MOBA action. Aspiring pro? Top the ladders, join a competitive team, and you too could be playing at the SMITE World Championship.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/386360/SMITE/
 
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Barotrauma - On sale on Steam

Barotrauma is a 2D co-op survival horror submarine simulator, inspired by games like FTL: Faster Than Light, Rimworld, Dwarf Fortress and Space Station 13. It’s a Sci-Fi game that combines ragdoll physics and alien sea monsters with teamwork and existential fear.  The game is on sale on Steam for 34% off the regular price.  The sale ends January, 2020.
EMBRACE THE ABYSS
In the not too distant future, humanity has fled to Jupiter’s moon. With its irradiated icy surface, life can only be found in the ocean below. Travel through a punishing underwater world and discover what lies in the depths of Europa. Stay alert: danger in Barotrauma doesn’t announce itself.
HELP YOUR CREW SUCCEED, OR MAKE SURE NO ONE DOES
There are as many ways to enjoy Barotrauma as there are ways to die in it. Work together with your crew to achieve your goals, or brace for betrayal when you have a traitor on board. Play with friends, strangers, or your worst enemies.
EXPLORE, OPERATE, COMMUNICATE
Navigate underwater, complete missions for the last remnants of humankind, explore the ruins of an alien civilization, flee or fight monsters. Operate complex on-board systems and devices like the sonar, nuclear reactor, weapons, engines and pumps. Communication is key!
EXPERIMENT, CRAFT, CREATE
Master the complex on-board wiring and the comprehensive crafting and medical systems. Create your own submarines and monsters with built-in editors to rival the standard ones. Even tap directly into our source code and mod away.
Features
Best enjoyed in multiplayer, with 2–16 players on a submarine. Supplement your player count with bots as needed; single player also available and being developed further. 6 player classes with different skills and tasks: Captain, Engineer, Mechanic, Medic, Security officer and Assistant. Procedurally generated map and missions with multiple game modes for virtually endless replayability. Built-in Submarine, Character and Procedural Animation editors. Share and discover mods directly via Steam Workshop. All data exposed in xml and the game’s source code public on GitHub. https://store.steampowered.com/app/602960/Barotrauma/
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A&M and the SEC

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Boy has the info been flowing out the past few days that A&M will be joining the SEC maybe in 2012, but for sure in the 2013 season. Well from the info that I have gotten, A&M will announce on or before 8/22 which is that date that the BOR meet. The topic isn't on the agenda yet, but they have till 72 hrs to post it, so look for that very soon. All I can say is I am finally happy that this is happening, GIGEM AGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Man this has been a great day and a great past few days!!!

 

To recap, Texas A&M BoR have announced a meeting for 8/22, what has happened since then:

 

Ok since then, and I am not sure about the dates but will try to be as pressies as possible.

 

Thurs. the Committee on higher education announced a meeting for Tues.

My note: They have no buisness sticking there nose in what the Texas A&M athletics does, they need to focuse on more important things.

 

Thurs. or maybe Friday morning:

The SEC announced a Prez. meeting for Sun. around 10am to vote on expansion. Also, it has come out that t.u. has hired a PR firm to start the campaign to smear Texas A&M and it is evident on the tv and tweets now.

 

Then Friday around 3pm (this is great, what a great check mate!!):

It comes out that the BoR meeting was changed from the 8/22 to Monday at 3:30pm!! The agenda was set, its item "15) Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System"

 

Also there is some stuff coming out about the Committee on higher education that they have been funded by the same PR group that t.u. has higher. Also there is no Aggies on this committee, but the head of this committee is funded by the fine folks at b.u..

 

I will post more tomorrow on the on going items before Texas A&M moves to the SEC.

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I really wish SEC would of agreed to expand. That tu cable channel is going to ruin recruiting.

 

Basically they will, but they don't want to be seen as the one who raids an existing league. So what we saw on Sunday with the no vote is they are covering there ass legally and put the ball into Texas A&M's court. So that was phase 1 of several phases to go in this expansion. Monday the Texas A&M BoR voted unanimously to give Prez. Loftin the right to search for our next Conference, that's phase II. Now Texas A&M needs to get there legal stuff in order, they need to find out there exit fee and other stuff before we can move onto Phase II which will be maybe an app to the SEC. From what I hear, we will be done before Sept. 1st, but if not, then it wont happen till after this football season :cray:. We will see within the next few weeks.

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Notice sent out earlier today, one step closer to SECede!!!!!!!!!

 

 

TEXAS A&M NOTIFIES BIG 12 OF CONFERENCE EXPLORATION

NEWS RELEASE - August 25, 2011

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University today officially notified the Big 12 Conference that it is exploring options related to the institution's athletic conference affiliation. Texas A&M also requested that the Big 12 outline the process to be followed should the university elect to withdraw from the conference.

 

athleticsFacts.jpg In the letter to Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin indicated that if the university withdraws from the conference, Texas A&M would do so in a way that complies with the Big 12's bylaws. Additionally, Texas A&M would be supportive of the Big 12's efforts to seek a new member of the conference.

 

"As I have indicated previously, we are working very deliberately to act in the best long-term interests of both Texas A&M and the State of Texas. This truly is a 100-year decision," said Loftin. "While we understand the desire of all parties to quickly reach a resolution, these are extremely complex issues that we are addressing methodically."

 

"Ultimately, we are seeking to generate greater visibility nationwide for Texas A&M and our championship-caliber student-athletes, as well as secure the necessary and stable financial resources to support our athletic and academic programs," Loftin added. "As a public university, Texas A&M owes it to the state's taxpayers to maximize our assets and generate additional revenues both now and well into the future."

 

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http://www.tamu.edu/athletics/big12Exploration.html

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Next step cleared!!!!!

 

http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/colleges/2011/08/am-receives-letter-from-big-12-confirming-mutual-waivers-of-legal-claims-taking-next-step-toward-pos.html

 

 

August 29, 2011

 

A&M receives letter from Big 12 confirming mutual waivers of legal claims, taking next step toward possible SEC move

Texas A&M officials received a letter today from Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, outlining withdrawal procedures according to the financial provisions of Big 12 bylaws and mutual waivers of legal claims.

 

The letter, received in response to A&M’s Thursday request for withdrawal procedures, should help expedite A&M’s apparent move to the Southeastern Conference.

 

In a statement released today, A&M president R. Bowen Loftin stressed that it is “not our intent to prolong our conference exploration for an extended period of time.” Sources at both A&M and the Big 12 have suggested that, because of the mutual waiver of legal claims in regard to a possible A&M move to the SEC, an announcement in regard to the school’s application for SEC membership could occur by the end of the week.

 

In Monday’s statement, Loftin said: “I certainly appreciate the discussion among the Big 12 presidents/chancellors (during Saturday’s teleconference) and the expression of their desire for Texas A&M to remain in the conference. We all agree that Texas A&M is an extremely valuable institution; thus, it is incumbent upon me, as the president of the university, to ensure that we are in a position to enhance our national visibility and future financial opportunity. While this is a complex and long-term decision, it is not our intent to prolong our conference exploration for an extended period of time.”

 

_ Jimmy Burch

 

 

Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/colleges/2011/08/am-receives-letter-from-big-12-confirming-mutual-waivers-of-legal-claims-taking-next-step-toward-pos.html#ixzz1WSlSn3ux

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It was reported today that the SEC has unanimously agreed to let A&M in as the 13th barring any legal action. This was decided after Big 12 sent a letter confirming there was none. However, today it is reported that there is a legal action as the Baylor Bears are threatening to sue A&M if they leave.

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Yes Gaylor is trying to sue A&M if it goes to the SEC. How pathetic they look right now, really Gaylor, Really? It was a week or so ago the B12 and the Schools said they would survive with out A&M. It dosnt matter anymore, A%M will not be in the B12 in the 2012 season and Gaylor's crap is going to bit them in the end, no one will want them after the B12 implodes.

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If you weren't able to see t he link I posted before, they have now made it free to see. Go read it.

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Statement from SEC Commissioner Slive:

 

"In the 78 year history of the SEC, the conference had accepted the membership applications of only two institutions—Arkansas and South Carolina. Texas A&M is now the third. We remain optimistic that Texas A&M will be a member of the SEC and have started to look at schedules for 2012-13 involving thirteen teams.

 

"As I said over the past year or so, the SEC has had no particular interest in expansion. We were, and are, happy with twelve teams. If Texas A&M’s President, Dr. Bowen Loftin had not called me in late July, we had no plans to explore adding an institution.

 

"However, when President Loftin called we became interested. Texas A&M is an outstanding academic institution with an exceptional athletic program, passionate fans and wonderful traditions. While the SEC wasn't thinking about expansion, it was impossible not to be interested in Texas A&M. As you can see from the unanimous vote of our twelve Presidents/Chancellors, we would very much like to have Texas A&M as a member of our conference.

 

"When Texas A&M joins our conference, we don't have immediate plans for a 14th member. We aren’t thinking in terms of numbers. We think about the strength of the SEC and the attractiveness of Texas A&M as an institution."

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LoL, just LoL!!!

 

 

What has just been reported and happening is so funny.

 

 

t.u. got rejected by the PAC 12, I love it, ESiPN and them made a bad bed that they cant get rid of and no one wants that crappy lhn. How do you like it now t.u. fans, oh wait, no one can see lhn anyway.

 

 

Kinda surprised that the PAC 12 wouldn't take OU and OSU, they were on the up and up and are a good school, I do understand t.u. with that crap network and having to bring tech with them, but WoW.

 

 

Today has just helped out Texas A&M to the SEC with out gaylor pushing the crap they they tried to push.

 

Oh gaylor fans, how do you like this billboard on your way to the stadium?

 

 

http://i48.photobuck...b/billboard.jpg

 

 

 

Lets go SEC and also BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THE POKES THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its a good billboard, I tweeted it a couple days ago. I'm betting if OU and OSU were to go to Pac-12, without any mention of tu and tech, they might of had a chance, but since everyone was grouping them together, no one wants to deal with the ego of tu and LHN(I am sick of seeing the ads for it on this website). It was mentioned that the PAC12 didn't want to have rules for 15 colleges and another set of rules for tu. Was also mentioned that the whole revenue sharing was ok with tu except for anything from the LHN which made it all unequal since they are listening to NCAA about showing HS football games on it and there was one more item that NCAA said they couldn't have on it, but they were going to do it anyway.

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