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MacDonnell[edit]

Your suspicion looks to be correct, verified through this obit. I went ahead and added the dates but I thought I'd leave the merging up to you as I'm quite sloppy at it sometimes. Thanks for pointing this out! – Connormah (talk) 05:54, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Connormah, thanks for the research. Do you have access to the full text of that obit? I can only see a snippet of it. Jweiss11 (talk) 07:47, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
By playing around with search terms I did get that he coached at both - [1]. – Connormah (talk) 18:03, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Nice. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 20:34, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

GA review?[edit]

Hi Jweiss, I am looking for a GA reviewer for 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team, and was wondering if you would be interested in doing so. I was hoping to claim some WikiCup points, and thus avoid the backlog. Thanks. Go Phightins! 17:05, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Go Phightins!, sorry I didn't reply sooner. I see that the article has been promoted to GA status. Nice work. Jweiss11 (talk) 05:09, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Yup, it did. Thanks for your help with it earlier. Go Phightins! 15:07, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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NFL Draft section format[edit]

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Rob Riley (ice hockey)[edit]

SInce your main focus here is college athletics, was wondering if you could maybe weigh in at Rob Riley (ice hockey)'s AfD, or possibly dig up sources for the article? – Connormah (talk) 16:03, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

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Dashes[edit]

I was editing a couple of pages the other day and as part of that, I changed some dashes (such as in ones used for a team's record) to the ndash style from HTML. I just noticed that you recently changed some of those on other pages to actual dashes and I was just wondering whether that is the accepted way to do it now on Wikipedia. I'd like to know so that when I update pages I'm not introducing new issues Thanks! Gopherguy | Talk 18:59, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Gopherguy, thanks for the message. I'm pretty sure the generally preferred style is using the wiki-character, not the HTML code. It's more efficient and certainly makes the edit view cleaner and easier to read. Its been my SOP going back to late 2011 to use the wiki-character, not the HTML code. Before then I used the HTML code, so I spend a lot of effort cleaning up my own earlier edits. Jweiss11 (talk) 19:11, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

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Reasoning for removal of info in navbox?[edit]

Hello, recently you removed some athletic coaches from the University of Houston navbox, but you did not explain your reasoning for doing so in your edit summary. Can you explain what your idea was? Thanks! Brian Reading (talk) 01:02, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Brian, thanks for the message. The issue of navboxes on sports biography pages is one that has been much discussed at WikiProject College football and WikiProject College Basketball over the past few years. The broad consensus is that to manage footer clutter in individual articles and to provide objective consistency across articles, biography articles should not be included in team or school navboxes and those navboxes should not be transcluded on such biography articles. When biography articles are included on such school or team navboxes, the selections tend to lack objective criteria, begging the question why one person is on there, but not another. Navboxes for the succession of particular position, e.g Template:Houston Cougars athletic director navbox do a much better job of providing an objective, comprehensive, and succinct set of relevant links. Jweiss11 (talk) 01:19, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. Thanks for your explanation. Cheers! Brian Reading (talk) 06:29, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

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Need a football perspective on a page move[edit]

Hi Jweiss11 - I am looking to create an article for Elfrid Payton (basketball), a likely NBA draft pick and winner of a national Defensive Player of the Year award this past season. His dad, Elfrid Payton has an article as a former CFL player. Technically, the son is a "Jr," but he doesn't play under that name so I think it is appropriate to DAB. It also seems like father and son are about equally notable (or will be soon). My question is this - I'd like to move Payton the elder's page and make "Elfrid Payton" a DAB page. But what is the proper naming convention for someone like him? Would it be "Elfrid Payton (Canadaian football)?" or "Elfrid Payton (American football)?" or "Elfrid Payton (gridiron football)?" Not sure where the football project has landed with the football/soccer project. Thanks for your help! Rikster2 (talk) 13:18, 21 April 2014 (UTC

I think the best name for the father is Elfrid Payton (Canadian football) since he seems far more notable for his CFL career than his college football career. Jweiss11 (talk) 15:18, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Fred W. Murphy[edit]

I think the IP is correct at Talk:Fred W. Murphy. There's no way he could've coached at UMass and Missouri in the same season. Murphy's CfbDW profile only has him at UMass for just the 1899 season as well. Jrcla2 (talk) 00:12, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

No, CfbDW has him at both schools in 1900. It's just a quirk of the website that it only shows him at Missouri in 1900 in that view. Click through on the 1900 season and you'll see results for both Missouri and UMass. Of course, that's the case because I recently told David DeLassus to edit the site to reflect things that way. Things were really screwed up there before. Nonetheless, the UMass media guide has Murphy (erroneously as "Fred W. Murphy Brown") as the coach in both 1899 and 1900. Jweiss11 (talk) 05:49, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Murphy is also credited as the coach at Umass in 1900 in the 1902 yearbook here: https://archive.org/stream/index1902univ#page/58/mode/2up/search/football. Jweiss11 (talk) 05:56, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
What does the Missouri football media guide say (edit: just out of curiosity, I can stand by your rationale/sources for why he's listed twice in 1900)? Jrcla2 (talk) 12:17, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Missouri media guide has Fred Murphy for 1900 and 1901. Jweiss11 (talk) 15:07, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, verifiability, not truth. I agree. Jrcla2 (talk) 15:51, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Input requested for a college basketball !vote[edit]

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John F. Condon[edit]

Per some poking around, it appears the hat at John F. Condon is redundant as it seems that the coach Condon was most likely the one that played a role in the kidnapping. Can you maybe look into it further? Connormah (talk) 07:31, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

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Roy W. Johnson[edit]

According to this article about Roy W. Johnson, he lettered for Michigan's football team in the 1916 season before heading off to World War I. I don't see him listed at 1916 Michigan Wolverines football team, which Cbl62 is usually excellent at filling out. Is Johnson on Michigan's official lettermen winners for 1916, or was it an oversight by their athletics department? Jrcla2 (talk) 12:19, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Johnson is listed only for 1919 on the all-time Michigan roster database. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:01, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Roy W. Johnson (coach)[edit]

Nice find on Roy W. Johnson (coach) -- another branch for the Fielding Yost coaching tree! I've added a bit from sources I could find. If someone has access to jstor, they might be able to pull up the biography/thesis that is now referenced under "Other sources." There's likely to be a lot more information there. I've been a lot less active on wiki lately, but keep me posted if you find other topics of interest. Cbl62 (talk) 16:28, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I appreciate both of your efforts on the page. I've been putting links aside for some time as I was working on the Lobo basketball article, but I'm glad someone beat me to starting this page. The full Barney bio is at the UNM Special Collections library. If "one of these days" ever rolls around, I'm going to go have a look. Thanks, again! Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 20:43, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

When you "sort categories"[edit]

What order are you putting them in? Because for many basketball figures they were in alpha order already. Rikster2 (talk) 10:11, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

I, too, am wondering about this. To me, alphabetization is the only non-subjective way to organize categories. It is also easiest to find a category one may be looking for. Why would I look for "Basketball players from Pennsylvania" and "Columbia University alumni" at the end of Skip Stahley's categories? I had alphabetized all of his categories this morning, then saw your edit that undid this about a half hour later. Jrcla2 (talk) 16:22, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Apologies for the delayed response here, Rikster, and thanks, Jrcla, for following up. I realize that my SOP for sorting categories might be perceived as idiosyncratic, but it's systematic (sorta), if not formalized. It seems that more important categories—that is categories that are more core to the notable identity of the subject in question—should come first, and categories of lesser importance—i.e. less core to the notable identity of the subject—like ethnicity and geographic origin, should come later. That being said, I certainly see the benefits of a simple, alphabetical sort. I remember reading some years ago a guideline or policy that said that categories didn't necessarily have to be sorted alphabetically. Am I mistaken or has the written guideline or de facto interpretation in practice changed? Jweiss11 (talk) 23:04, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

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Nebraska Cornhuskers ADs[edit]

On Template:Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic director navbox, it doesn't list Glenn Presnell as the athletic director beginning in February 1942. According to this newspaper source, Presnell took over as AD in 1942. I added the Nebraska AD category to his article but am reluctant to change the navbox. Maybe your source(s) are more reliable and that the newspaper erroneously reported Presnell's hiring as AD? Either way, what do you make of it? Also, should the Nebraska AD category be removed from his article? Jrcla2 (talk) 14:24, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Jrcla, the article you cite above says that Presnell only because head football coach and that John K. Selleck became AD. I have Adolph J. Lewandowski taking over as AD in 1942. I believe that I created this navbox from a document I found on the Big Ten website a couple years ago that included AD chronologies for all of the conference's member schools. Let me see if I can track down that document again. Thanks also for your work of late to diffuse Category:College athletic directors in the United States into school-specific categories. Jweiss11 (talk) 20:41, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay, here's a version of the document I was talking about. It has Lewandowski succeeding Jones in 1942. Jweiss11 (talk) 20:47, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Ok thanks for clarifying. I removed the category from his article. Jrcla2 (talk) 05:37, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

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Edward Kelley[edit]

My name is Jonathan Kelley, my grandfather , Edward Kelley who you mentioned about his football career passed away this morning 7/2/2014 at 5:18 AM from Bone marrow cancer. I was seeing if you could update his birth and decease ? Please and thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtonkelley (talkcontribs) 19:02, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Jonathan, thanks for the message and sorry to hear about your grandfather. My condolences to you and your family. I'd be happy to update the article, but it would be best to cite a published source for the details of his death. If and when an obituary is published, can you point me to it? Jweiss11 (talk) 00:01, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
JW, I ran a Google news search a few hours ago, and could not find anything yet. If Edward Kelley just died this morning, that's not that surprising. Tomorrow would be the first day any obituaries could run.
Jonathan, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your grandfather. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

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Recent comment on my talk page[edit]

Hi Jweiss11,

Recently you commented on my talk page, and you told me that I should list future articles like these in ascending order. Can you show me evidence of this? Robert4565 (talk) 17:10, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Robert4565, I can't find anything at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lists that says explicitly says chronological lists should be sorted in ascending order, but every chronological list I've come across that has reached featured list status is sorted that way. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:26, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Florida Gators football[edit]

JW, when you have a moment, can you please take a look at the distorted material the IP user (IP v6) is adding to the Florida Gators football article under the new "Controversies" section? Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 22:26, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Ken Hatfield revert[edit]

Please explain why my revision was reverted. No explanation was given on the reversion. Erzahler (talk) 16:04, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Erzahler, thanks for the message, and my apologies for not including a rationale in my edit summary. Your edit introduced a sub-optimal mix of references to schools and the teams for which Hatfield coached. It's certainly acceptable to talk about the "University of Arkansas", "Arkansas Razorbacks", "Arkansas Razorbacks football", or "Arkansas Razorbacks" (piped to football article). But "University of Arkansas Razorbacks" just looks sloppy. Jweiss11 (talk) 17:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I have been away from Wikipedia for a while, so my editing might be a little lacking. Erzahler (talk) 11:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Succession boxes (?)[edit]

Hey, JW. I thought we were done with these three years ago -- ND succession box. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

We're definitely done with them in college sports, NBA, NFL, and MLB for head coaches, ADs, GMs, etc where we have navboxes. Don't think we've evey laid down the law about coordinators and other assistant coaching positions. There are still a lot of succession boxes for those out there, particularly in the NFL. Not sure we want more navboxes. Perhaps, the best move is to have neither succession nor nav boxes for assistant positions? Jweiss11 (talk) 23:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'm a little rusty, but I thought it was already understood that there would be no more succession boxes for college sports, and no navboxes for assistants, including DCs and OCs. Undermines a lot of effort made by a lot of people if we're simply going to allow the creation of succession boxes for tight end coaches, linebackers coaches and defensive coordinators instead of head coaches. And you're right: we don't need more navboxes. If anything we need to get the crufty minor award navboxes under control and eliminate most of them.
For the record, I note this succession box string is for the Notre Dame offensive coordinator. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:04, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
You have my support if you want to lead a purge of these navboxes. I'd start by posting at WP:NFL and making sure there are no objections to deleting the NFL ones, e.g. Mike Shanahan#External links. Also, welcome back. How's everything going? Jweiss11 (talk)
Oh, I'm not looking for a fight with the WP:NFL guys, but I think we can safely purge the ND coordinator succession boxes. Did you happen to notice who inserted the ND boxes? One of our busy crufter bees. LOL He does a lot of good work, too, but he does loves his cruft. If these guys had their way, we would have succession boxes and navboxes for every assistant coach position -- nothing like 10 to 20 inches of cruft at the bottom of every head coach's page, eh? I'm sure you remember what it was like . . . .
BTW, is there anyone "in charge" over at WP:NFL? It looks like Pats and Eagles are both semi-inactive these days . . . . Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 01:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not looking to pick a fight either, but it would be better to nip all of that in the bud at once. I'm not sure who the NFL regulars are these days. Jweiss11 (talk) 01:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Is there something wrong with my eyes?[edit]

Check this out:

Speedy one of them? AfD? AfM? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Another non-notable rivalry[edit]

Newly created article: Georgia–Vanderbilt football rivalry. I already tried to give the creator a head's up that the series is probably not notable as a rivalry per WP:NRIVALRY and WP:GNG. He seems to think all long-time annual series qualify, and looking at the college football rivalry category I can see where he might get that impression. New rivalry articles seem to have popped up like mushrooms in the cow pasture after a warm spring rain. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)