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Another alum eh?  :) What year? I graduated in '02. -RaCha'ar 04:32, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Hee, yeah, went westward, but now I've come back east again - I'm living in Greensboro now. So our time at UR coincided at least a little - what was your major? As you can see from my user page I went the useless route and doubled in Greek and Classic Civilization, but I started out with English and theater. -RaCha'ar 03:39, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Buffalo Memorial Auditorium[edit]

Thanks for the query on the Aud - I didn't add the "War," it was done by the editor just previous to me (I had just added the 2 sequence boxes). Perhaps they confused it with the Stadium or Rochester's arena . I did a very quick search and did find references to War in the name, but none that were credible. I will remove it. EC2 12:36, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for fixing the page on Sam Honaker. I create a lot of coach's pages for the college football project and I guess in my haste I copied the wrong file up!--Paul McDonald (talk) 14:56, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Kudos to you for your contributions to the Atlantic 10 content. I'm a UMass alum/fan, and fellow A-10 content contributor.--MikeUMA (talk) 20:12, 12 March 2010 (UTC)[edit]

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Removal of content from Faggot (slang)[edit]

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sorry that was totally unintentionnal thanks for reverting --Ofol (t) 07:44, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

UCSF endowment[edit]

Hey, according to the [latest UC report (2008), UCSF has an endowment of 1.3 billion dollars]. That is regents + foundations. The current stat is simply from the regents portion of the funds. For University of California, Berkeley, we include regents and foundations as part of the endowment because that is what UC reports. All UC articles on wikipedia are edited in the same way. Can you please self-revert to my edit? Wikifan12345 (talk) 04:00, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

2008 Richmond Spiders football team[edit]

Thanks for the corrections on this article. You wouldn't happen to know their rankings progression through the season would you? I couldn't find anything other than the final FCS polls on The Sports Network or NCAA websites... Strikehold (talk) 05:51, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Richmond Spiders football final national rankings[edit]

I've noticed that you seem to be the URichmond football teams' pages creator/updater (obviously I'm the W&M counterpart). I thought you might be interested in adding the AP final national ranking to each selected Richmond team's infobox. If you go to this page, you'll see a drop-down menu on the left that says "Archives". It has all of the final FCS rankings from each season since 1996, and I know the Spiders are on there for a lot of them. If you check out the 2004 William & Mary Tribe football team page I made, you'll see in the infobox the final national ranking (with appropriate demarcation that it is FCS we're talking about, not FBS). Maybe you already knew about The Sports Network site, but I figured you might be interested in adding their final national ranks as well. Jrcla2 (talk) 00:20, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

If I see any FCS teams' season pages that would require a final national ranking I'll implement the new infobox parameter. Thanks for doing it - it's about time that was an option. Regarding the logo, could you help me actually? I want the new W&M logo for seasons 2007 through the present (which is what they are), but I want the old logo for seasons 1990 through 2006 (obv. I haven't made the 1990s page yet though). I screwed up the old logo by accident and don't know how to undo it; could you fix it so that it goes back to the way it was supposed to be? Jrcla2 (talk) 20:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Opinion needed[edit]

Would you mind going to Talk:Alumni Stadium#Why isn't this the disambig page? and commenting with your opinion on the disambiguation I proposed? I feel that Boston College shouldn't have exclusive rights to such a broad name. Even though I only listed a handful of other pages that could benefit from a dab page, I'm sure (with such a common name) that there are plenty more out there waiting to be created/found to be included. Thanks. Jrcla2 (talk) 17:01, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. After some consideration, I'm probably leaning toward just putting an Alumni Stadium (disambiguation) notice at the top of the existing page, since WP:PT seems to apply here. I've asked someone else for their opinion though, so I'll at least wait until that person chimes in to make any final decisions.
As for the FCS rankings in the new template, when I tried to put in the "TSNRank" and "FCSCoachRank" parameters into the 2009 W&M page, nothing showed up in the infobox when I clicked Preview. I've never edited (nor attempted to) any infobox templates because that stuff is over my head. If I really sat down and tried to learn the coding and the way it works I could, but honestly I'm much less concerned with that kind of stuff than I am with making and maintaining quality pages. I'm sorry I can't be of more help in this situation, though I will at least reply on the wikiproject college football to your section, asking people who know how to make this work, because honestly there really does need to be a certified way to distinguish BCS and FCS polls. Jrcla2 (talk) 19:12, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

W&M logo NFCC[edit]

WildCowboy, could you provide rationales for the new W&M logo for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 William & Mary Tribe football teams? User:Hammersoft removed the logo because I didn't provide use rationale, but as I've mentioned to you before, I'm a bumbling idiot when it comes to photos/images and their copyrights. I'd really appreciate it, thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 19:41, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Awesome. Gracias. Jrcla2 (talk) 21:22, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Gene Nichol – the old athletic logo should remain, because there is a section about the logo's controversy that occurred during his tenure; Men's basketball and women's soccer – should be new logo; Wren Society – no logo is probably needed for this particular page; the fair use rationale should be removed from the old logo for The College of William & Mary main page since the new logo is now in its place. Jrcla2 (talk) 21:53, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Tobacco Bowl[edit]

I created the in-season defunct bowl article Tobacco Bowl. I just thought you might be interested in it because it's most closely connected to Richmond Spiders football (more so than any other single team). I don't know if you care enough to do anything with it, such as include a paragraph in the lead section of Richmond Spiders football on the significance of it, but I at least thought you should be aware of its existence. Jrcla2 (talk) 05:19, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Capital Cup[edit]

Based on the article that you included as the reference, it sounds to me like all the two schools did was officially rename the trophy rather than the game. The story was about how the I-64 Trophy is now being replaced/renamed by the Capital Cup, not really how the game itself is changing. I propose to keep everything the way it is – redirects to I-64 Bowl from I-64 Trophy and Capital Cup. Jrcla2 (talk) 20:44, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh, really? Well then I agree that the redirect should go from I-64 Bowl to Capital Cup. The way the article was written, the author made it sound like just the trophy's name was changed. I'm a little disappointed to be honest - I like the name I-64 Bowl. Jrcla2 (talk) 16:33, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: W&M colors[edit]

Hadn't thought of that before, but I think that it would be best to update the school colors to the jungle green and dark gold that W&M uses now. The brighter green and gold was more significant with the past logo. Jrcla2 (talk) 20:34, 13 November 2009 (UTC)


That was the toughest game I ever had to swallow. What a terrible way to end it (for you, rather, probably an exhilarating way). If W&M doesn't win the national championship, I'm pulling for UR. Jrcla2 (talk) 01:21, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Spiders' final rankings[edit]

I know I gave you that Sports Network link a while back, but check this link out [1]. It has every final ranking ever (if they finished ranked), regardless of the poll being used. You seem to be the only editor creating UR football season entries, so when the time comes, this page will be useful. Jrcla2 (talk) 22:41, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Also, I just finished creating [[Template:Richmond Spiders Football]]. I think it looks pretty good, but will look even better once all of the seasons are created (which is painstakingly long and tedious, believe me). Jrcla2 (talk) 00:39, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
The color schemes for college football program templates should match those of that school's official colors. The layout of the template itself, however, is up to the discretion of the editor(s) as far as I can tell. My original W&M football navbox's design was copied/pasted from the Arkansas Razorbacks design. However, once I saw the Appalachian State layout, I knew I wanted to make it look like that, so again I did a copy/paste format. I agree that the red links on the Richmond navbox look kinda like the Richmond Red text, but I think (a) it's distinguishable enough for it to not make a difference, and (b) eventually those red links will become blue and the problem will cease to be an issue. Jrcla2 (talk) 02:03, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
I suppose you're right. The football navboxes probably look better without the specialized font colors for the inner text area. I've already removed the W&M green font and will remove the Richmond Red font from the UR template. And let's just say I've had a lot of spare time this holiday weekend to make some pages that I might not have had time to make otherwise. Plus, with no other particular goals or pages in mind, why not just start making Richmond football-related articles? (e.g. both Tangerine Bowls, early yearly results etc). Jrcla2 (talk) 04:53, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
I got the overall record (through 2008) from here. It says it on that page. If you look to the left bar though, you'll notice the annual game-by-game results. Jrcla2 (talk) 00:34, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: my edit here. I actually knew that coaching navboxes are supposed to be kept, I was clearly not thinking and had a brain fart when I removed it. I'm better than that haha. Jrcla2 (talk) 00:05, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

That is the toughest loss to swallow, definitely. One point away from a first-ever National Championship appearance. It's hard to be a Villanova fan right now, especially since they handed us 2 of our only 3 losses all season, but I sure don't want to see APP. ST. or Montana get to boost their already over-inflated senses of superiority (they play in bad conferences, no wonder they're perpetually 10-2 or 11-0). Like you said, I guess it's time to root for 'Nova (but only for the CAA's sake). Jrcla2 (talk) 04:26, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

You made some changes to the U of R Stadium's name. It was called City Stadium until 1983, when it finally became known as the University of Richmond Stadium. From 1929 through 1982 it was called City Stadium (source). I did not know that Richmond's colleges were united under the "University of Richmond" name in 1920, but I think that's irrelevant to the naming convention of the stadium. I'm trying to be historically accurate in the school names and stadiums used (as I did with W&M's seasons). What's your opinion on the stadium naming convention? I think that it should be City Stadium.

Also, the reason I didn't differentiate City Stadium (1929–1982) and University of Richmond Stadium (1983–2009) in the Spiders football navbox is because it's the same stadium just a different name (ergo, it's not a different stadium). Anywho, t-minus 2½ hours til kickoff. Go Tribe. Jrcla2 (talk) 22:29, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Oh man, another brain fart in the span of two days. I'm on a losing streak. You see, when I saw your edit to Richmond Spiders football, 1920–1929 in my watchlist, I only read your rationale (I didn't actually click "Diff" to see what change you made). I assumed based on the description that you had changed the stadium's name. Once again I was mistaken, I should have checked before leaving a comment. Sorry! Jrcla2 (talk) 22:37, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


I posted a request on the talk page at {{NCAATeamSeason}}. Do you know how to make such edits?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 01:58, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

AfD opinion[edit]

Can you go to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joe Bernard (American football) and give your input? I voted a strong keep since he was a head football coach at a D-IAA university, which entails notability. I'm not sure the nominator understands that, but whatever. Thanks in advance. Jrcla2 (talk) 02:22, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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UCSF Social Media Updating Page[edit]


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FCS playoffs[edit]

What is this world coming to when W&M, Richmond and Delaware all don't qualify for the playoffs? Oy vey. By the way, what happened with Richmond this year? They started out on fire and even took down an FBS team, then lost their final eight games - I've never seen that happen before. Jrcla2 (talk) 14:28, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

University of Richmond[edit]

Hey, I realized that perhaps instead of deletion, I should perhaps have edited and used the three institutions listed by US News. I just don't see the list as presented by the University itself as supporting the statement "greatest overlap," and frankly, I think that phrase in conjunction with the Ivys listed amounts to unsubstantiated boosterism. Are none of the 30 "unofficial" peer schools listed higher up on the list of overlapping applications? How do we know this? The presentation gives us no way of knowing. I would simply state it something like this "US News & World Report lists Georgetown, BC and W&M as schools that overlap in applications with U of R..." or something to that effect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:54, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Colonial Athletic Association rivalry navbox[edit]

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University of California[edit]

The second comma is the second of two bracketing commas. See the second bullet point at MOS:COMMA. For example, it would be incorrect to write, "She attended the University of California, Davis for three years," but correct to write, "She attended the University of California, Davis, for three years." Further parentheses do not change this. Inglok (talk) 15:45, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Another example to illustrate why further parenthetical remarks do not change the need for the second comma: "She attended the University of California, Davis (set on a beautiful campus), for three years." Inglok (talk) 15:49, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again, WildCowboy. I noticed that these were wrong a while ago when I did a quick search on Google for "university of california berkeley". The short description that Google gives at the top of the search results does not include the parentheses and so the missing comma is very obvious. Inglok (talk) 16:07, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

you aint gonna win brother — Preceding unsigned comment added by BHenne59 (talkcontribs) 03:54, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

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Brackets: not gonna happen cowboy, home team goes on top — Preceding unsigned comment added by BHenne59 (talkcontribs) 06:51, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

UCSF project[edit]

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