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2007 Football Commitments/Roster

Bag O' Cash = Recruiting Genius
On the heels of Chad Battles' recent commitment to the Orange, I've decided to create a recruiting log for reference purposes. While Scout.com and Rivals.com are terrifically sleazy at profiting off of high school athletes, the following is a filtered approach to seeing where the Orange are at in its 2007 recruiting effort.

Eventually (tomorrow?), I'll put together a roster chart for the 2007 football season so that a clearer illustration of depth and needs can be seen.

2007 Syracuse Football Commitments
NameHometownPositionHeight/WeightScoutRivals RecruiterNotes
D. LegreeBrooklyn, NYQB6' 4" / 210* ** * *T. SalgadoVideo / Video
N. ProvoLake Worth, FLTE6' 3" / 225* ** * T. SalgadoVideo
Z. StewartUpper Marlboro, MDDE6' 4" / 220* ** *D. Robinson- - -
J. KnoxSalisbury, MDRB5' 10" / 150* ** * *D. RobinsonVideo
C. CatalinaGreensburg, PAQB6' 4" / 195* * ** * *S. Spencer

Video / Video

M. MeleManasquan, NJLB6' 0" / 210* ** * *- - -Video
D. MerkersonRutherford, NJCB6' 1" / 160* ** *- - -- - -
M. SuterGreensburg, PAS5' 10" / 185* * ** * *S. SpencerVideo / Video
R. GillumYoungstown, OHS5' 11" / 205* * ** *S. RussVideo
C. BattlesNewport News, VALB6' 2" / 215* * *- - -Video

NOTE: 2006 commitments Andrey Baskin (WR), Jermaine Pierce (LB), and Matt Reid (DB) failed to academically qualify. These three players should be considered targets/commitments for 2007.

2007 Syracuse Football Roster
PositionNameHeightWeightClassScout RivalsMiscellaneous
CM. McCall6' 2"292SR* ** *No game action in 2005
CBD. Bailey5' 8"189SO* ** *Redshirted in 2005
CBQ. Brown5' 11"174SR* ** *Moved to CB from WR
CBN. Chestnut5' 11"182JR* ** *

Returns to CB in 2006

CBJ. Tanner5' 11"205SR* ** *Redshirted in 2005
CBD. Merkerson6' 1"160FR* ** *
DBD. Hrinya6' 0"200SO* ** *
DBN. Scott5' 10"180SO* ** *
DEC. Campbell6' 4"290SR* ** *Played in all 11 2005 games
DEB. Gilbeaux6' 3"235SO- - -* *Redshirted in 2005
DEA. Lewis6' 3"267SO* * * *

DEJ. McClain6' 1"252SR* ** *Primarily a special teams player
DEA. Perkins6' 4"251SO* ** *
DEL. Williams6' 3"262SR* ** *6 career solo tackles
DEZ. Stewart6' 4"220FR* ** *
DEL. Middleton6' 3"220FR----
DLM. Cox5' 9"260JR----Walk-on from Marist
DLJ. Kimmel6' 6"230SO* *--PrepStar All-Region
DTT. Jenkins6' 3"285SR----

84 career tackles

DTA. Jones6' 4"283SO* * *--Redshirted in 2005
DTN. Santiago6' 3"298JR----Redshirted in 2004
FBB. Evans6' 0"239SR----Rivals.com: No. 13 FB in 2003
FBT. Fiammetta6' 1"237JR----High expectations
FBE. Mitchell6' 2"260SO----Redshirted in 2005
FSA.J. Brown6' 0"193JR----No meaningful on-field experience
FSJ. Fields6' 1"215SR----

Moved to FS from QB

FSD. Herrod5' 11"198JR----5 career tackles
FSR. McCoy6' 0"197SR----Major: Communications and Rhetorical Studies
FSA. Taitt6' 1"190JR----2004 walk-on
KJ. Barker5' 8"148JR----8/12 in 2005
KN. Rechul6' 2"185JR----2006 walk-on
KP. Shadle5' 8"203JR* *--High expectations
LBP. Cantey6' 3"205SO* * *--

Good athlete

LBO. Fernandez6' 1"210JR----2004 walk-on
LBJ. Flaherty6' 1"222JR----Redshirted in 2004
LBV. Girruzi6' 3"230SR----Great speed . . . Raw talent
LBB. Maljovic6' 3"214JR----Moved from FS to LB
LBM. Owen6' 4"238SO* *--Redshirted in 2005
LBM. Stenclik6' 0"227SO* *--Redshirted in 2005
LBM. Mele6' 0"210FR* ** * *

LBC. Battles6' 2"215FR* * *
OGD. Bouchard6' 5"297JR----Moved from OT to OG
OGR. Durand6' 5"312JR----2005: Played in 7 games
OGR. Ehrie6' 6"295JR----Moved from OT to OG
OGC. Madison6' 2"316SR----Has also played C
OLR. Bartholomew6' 3"300SO* *--
OLT. Baumbach6' 5"330SO* *--

Very, very fat

OLJ. McKenzie6' 4"290SO* *--High potential
OLJ. Meldrum6' 5"300SO* * *--Comes to SU from Hargrave
OLL. Norton6' 3"310SR* *--JUCO transfer
OTC. Chavers6' 5"295JR----No game action in 2005
OTI. Hammond6' 3"308SR* * *--Enrolled in January 2006
OTE. Newsome6' 7"322SR----"I'm LAPD!"
OTA. Rosner6' 6"315SO* *--

Prepped at Milford Academy

QBC. Dantley6' 1"222SO----Redshirted in 2005
QBM. Hale6' 5"221SR----Canadian
QBA. Robinson6' 3"217SO* * *--
QBC. Catalina6' 4"195FR* * ** * *
QBD. Legree6' 4"210FR* ** * *
RBC. Brinkley5' 9"197JR* * *--Mungro clone
RBD. Carter5' 10"200SO* * * *--

2005 "Mr. Ohio"

RBP. Chiara5' 11"210JR----2006 Pre-Spring starter
RBK. Jones5' 11"211JR----Kick-off specialist
RBJ. Sellers6' 0"203SR----Has played S, RB, and WR
RBD. Smith6' 1"215SO* *--Delaware player of the year
RBJ. Knox5' 10"150FR* ** * *
SM. Suter5' 10"185FR* * * * * *
SR. Gillum5' 11"205FR* * * * *

SSD. Davis6' 0"200SR----Big hitter
SSB. Williams6' 0"190JR* *--Moved from WR to SS
TEK. Bell6' 1"231SR----Moved from WR to TE (2005)
TET. Ferron6' 3"252JR----Has a goutee
TEJ.J. Nesheiwat6' 4"246SR----Redshirted in 2005
TER. Donnelly6' 3"207JR----Also listed as an OG
TEN. Provo6' 3"225FR* ** *

WRD. Bailey5' 7"165SO----Redshirted in 2005
WRD. Davis6' 0"185SO----
WRJ. Horne6' 2"184SO* *--Redshirted in 2005
WRL. Lobdell6' 3"211SO* * * *--Injured in 2005
WRM. Meisel5' 4"149SR----2006 Spring Game star
WRR. Moss6' 2"201SR----30 career receptions
WRD. Sheeran6' 3"200SO* *--

WRT. Smith6' 1"184SR* * *--JUCO transfer
WRM. Williams6' 2"205SO* *--Buffalo native

NOTE: I'll fill in the rest of the stars later today. It's too friggin' hot to be sitting in front of the computer right now.

Hey! Leave Them Kids Alone!


Bag O' Cash = Recruiting Boo-Boo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Kentucky self-reported a secondary NCAA violation because of postings on a potential recruit's MySpace.com Web site, apparently by fans.

The postings on the site of West Virginia high school basketball star Patrick Patterson, who just completed his junior year at Huntington High School, tried to entice him to attend Kentucky, WLEX-TV in Lexington reported.

"Fans are not allowed to interact with recruitable student athletes," Kentucky athletics spokesman Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. "We had to report that to the NCAA."

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How does the NCAA rulebook apply to MySpace.com comments such as those left on Patrick Patterson's page by Kentucky fans? Awkwardly and indirectly. The commenters are considered, at least in Kentucky's eyes, to be "representatives of an institution's athletic interests" and the comments themselves are improper "written communication" with a recruit.

Crissy Schluep, a spokesperson for the NCAA, explained that "there are currently no references in the NCAA bylaws that directly talk about personal Web pages such as MySpace. That said, it is up to each individual college and university to self-report a violation if they feel that a fan is considered under this definition [as a representative of an institution's athletic interests]."

Kentucky decided that any of the fans who posted pro-Wildcats comments were involving themselves in the recruiting process and therefore could be considered boosters. That's why the school self-reported the violations last week.

Schluep said the following NCAA bylaws were applicable, although "it is important to note that when these bylaws were voted on by the NCAA member colleges and universities, this type of technology [meaning personal Web sites] was not used as a common method of recruiting":

13.01.4: Recruiting by Representatives of Athletics Interests
Representatives of an institution's athletics interests (as defined in Bylaw 13.02.13) are prohibited from making in-person, on- or off-campus recruiting contacts, or written or telephonic communications with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians. Specific examples of the exceptions to application of this regulation are set forth in Bylaw 13.1.2.2.

13.02.13: Representative of Athletics Interests
A "representative of the institution's athletics interests" is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to [non-applicable sections omitted]:
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.

13.1.2.1: General Rule
All in-person, on- and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s) shall be made only by authorized institutional staff members. Such contact, as well as correspondence and telephone calls, by representatives of an institution's athletics interests is prohibited except as otherwise permitted in this section.

Violations of this bylaw involving individuals other than a representative of an institution's athletics interests shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility.

While these stories only tangentially effect Syracuse, they do serve as a warning to everyone marginally involved with Orange athletics. Basically, the message is simple: "Don't talk to high school students."

The Syracuse Department of Athletics has taken a broad approach to defining the term "booster" and what activity constitutes inappropriate contact/conduct. As the compliance website clearly lays out, basically every person on the planet that owns an orange t-shirt is considered a Syracuse booster:

What is a Representative of SU's Athletic Interests -- a Booster?
Syracuse University is responsible for insuring that its various constituencies (e.g., University staff and faculty, student-athletes, alumni and friends) abide by NCAA rules and regulations. NCAA rules indicate that all alumni, friends, and employees of the University are categorized as "representatives of Syracuse University's athletics interests". The NCAA stipulates that once an individual has been identified as a representative or "booster" of the University's athletics programs, he or she retains this status forever even if the individual is no longer associated with the athletics program.

A representative of SU's athletics interests (i.e., a booster) is an individual or a business that:

  • Is or ever has been a contributor to the Orange Pack or any of the sport specific support groups under the Orange Pack umbrella; is or ever has been an employee of SU; has ever made a donation of any kind to the SU men's or women's athletic programs.
  • Has ever purchased season tickets for any of SU's athletic programs; is the spouse of an employee of SU; has ever helped to arrange or to provide summer employment for enrolled student-athletes or for prospects who have signed a NLI.
  • Has ever contacted (by letter, telephone or in person) a high school student, grades 9-12, for the purpose of encouraging the student to participate in any of SU's athletic programs; has ever assisted in providing any benefit to enrolled student-athletes or their families; has ever been involved in anyway with any of SU's athletic programs.

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NCAA Rules Concerning Interacting With Prospective Recruits
All of SU's respective coaching staff's are actively engaged in recruiting prospective student-athletes for next year. Many times, fans and supporters of the athletic program have an interest in being involved in recruitment process of a prospect they may be aware of or know personally. Naturally, like the coaching staff, you may believe the prospect could help an SU program and you might like to see the prospect eventually attend the University. Additionally, you may wish to provide the prospect and/or the prospect's family or friends with a show of support in an effort to influence or congratulate the student for his or her decision to attend the University.

You can assist the coaching staff in the recruiting process by notifying them of any student(s) you think would be a strong addition to the University and to the athletics program. Feel free to send to the SU coaching staff any newspaper clippings or other information about prospects which you think would be of interest. Your assistance in this way is very helpful.

However, it is important for anyone associated with any of SU's programs in any capacity (e.g., as fans or representatives of SU's athletics interests), to remember that NCAA rules prohibit any individual other than the coaching staff from making in-person contact with a prospective student-athlete for the purposes of recruitment, either on or off the SU campus. In addition, only coaching staff members can write or telephone a prospect or the prospect's relatives, legal guardians or coach.

As with most rules, there are some exceptions. For example, it is permissible for an established family friend or neighbor of a prospective student-athlete to have normal contacts with a prospect provided the contacts are not made for the purposes of recruiting and are not initiated or arranged by a member of Syracuse University's coaching staff. Also, any unavoidable incidental contact with a prospect that a fan or representative of SU's athletics interests may have would not be against NCAA rules provided the contact is not prearranged by the individual or the coaching staff, does not take place at the prospect's high school and it is not for recruitment purposes.

Therefore, while there are many things you can do to support the SU's program, we must ask that you to leave the recruitment of prospects to the various coaching staffs. This will insure that we continue to attract top student-athletes to Syracuse University the right way. Thank you for your loyalty and continued support of all of our athletic programs and the compliance efforts of the University.

Recruiting Regulations

NCAA Regulations & the National Letter of Intent
In November, February and April, the hard work of the coaches and staff of the respective programs is evidenced by the signing of worthy high school seniors who announce their intentions to pursue their academic and athletic endeavors on the SU Hill and commit to the University by signing a National Letter of Intent (NLI).

The NLI is a document that binds the student to attend the University provided they are officially admitted and meet the NCAA's initial academic eligibility requirements and, essentially ends the recruitment process.

As fans and supporters of the athletic program you may wish to provide the prospect and/or the prospect's family or friends with a show of support in an effort to congratulate the student for his or her decision to attend the University and to indicate your commitment and pride in the University and, in particular, the athletics programs. However, please be aware that with respect to you, as a friend of the program, the NCAA still considers a student to be a prospect even after signing a National Letter of Intent to attend an institution, and both the institution and the prospect continue to be governed by the NCAA's recruiting regulations.

In this regard, please be reminded that specific NCAA recruiting regulations remain in effect subsequent to a prospective student-athlete's signing of a NLI. These regulations include, but are not limited to:

  • Contacting Prospects. Only coaching staff members can make recruiting contact with a prospective student-athlete. No on- or off-campus contact (including correspondence and telephone calls) may be made by a representative of the SU's athletics interests with the exception of making arrangements for summer employment.
  • Summer Employment. NCAA rules permit SU to arrange employment for a prospective student-athlete that begins after the prospect's senior year in high school or after a two-year college prospect has officially withdrawn from or has completed requirements for graduation at the two-year college. Subsequent to a prospect signing a NLI, it is permissible for a booster to contact (telephone, write, face-to-face) the signed prospect concerning summer employment arrangements. However, keep in mind that SU's arrangement of employment for a prospect is permitted, provided that the employment does not begin prior to the completion of the prospect's senior year in high school.
  • Loans to prospects. Please be aware that NCAA rules prohibit representatives of SU's athletics interests from arranging or co-signing loans for prospects or their parents.
  • Summer housing for prospects. NCAA rules do not allow representatives of SU's athletics interests to make special housing arrangements for prospects.
  • Precollege expenses. SU or representatives of its athletics interests shall not offer, provide or arrange financial assistance, directly or indirectly, to pay (in whole or in part) the cost of the prospect's educational or other expenses for any period prior to his or her enrollment, even for those prospects who have signed a NLI, or an institutional offer of admission or written tender of financial assistance.
  • Extra Benefits. As a reminder, SU athletics representatives cannot provide an "extra benefit" or special arrangement to a prospect. The same prohibitions that exist for currently enrolled student-athletes apply to all prospects regarding extra benefits.

SU Alumni Club Functions

  • Prospects from your area may be invited to SU functions as long as they are not singled out to be the only students included in the function. If all students invited to the function are receiving a complimentary meal, it would be permissible for prospects recruited to Syracuse University for athletics to receive a complimentary meal also. In the same manner, because prospects cannot be contacted, invitations to SU functions must be given in the same manner that they would be given to all students participating in the function. Invitations may be sent to the high schools or advertised in the newspaper in the area indicating what the invitation entails. The invitation may be sent to all high school seniors in the area, seniors who are interested in attending Syracuse University, seniors who have been accepted to SU, etc. but cannot be issued only to prospects who will participate in athletics at Syracuse University. In addition, prospects who attend functions cannot be singled out to be introduced as that would be a violation of NCAA publicity legislation relating to prospects. Treat prospects in the same manner that all other students are treated.

  • Prospects may attend SU Alumni Club functions that are open to the general public as long as the prospects pay for their own meal and entertainment and provide their own transportation to attend. An exception to this would be if the function and meal were free to all high school seniors from the local community, as stated above. The same restrictions would still apply after a prospect commits to or signs a National Letter of Intent with Syracuse University. A Syracuse University signee must be treated the same as any other high school student. Again, the prospect could not be singled out to be introduced at the function.

We remind you that you can continue to assist the coaching staff in the recruiting process by notifying them of any student(s) you think would be a strong addition to the University and to the athletics program. Feel free to send to the SU coaching staff any newspaper clippings or other information about prospects which you think would be of interest. Your assistance in this way is very helpful.

In addition, as an athletics representative, you are not precluded from continuing friendships with the families of prospective or enrolled student-athletes. You simply cannot encourage a prospect's participation in the SU athletics program or provide benefits to the student-athlete that you were not providing before he or she became a prospect or enrolled student-athlete.

Any inappropriate, even inadvertent, activity on your part could result in a violation of NCAA regulations and may place the student-athletes eligibility in immediate jeopardy. We take this opportunity to remind you that while there are many things you can do to support the SU's program, we must ask that you leave the recruitment of, and contact with, prospects to the various coaching staffs. This will insure that we continue to attract top student-athletes to Syracuse University the right way. Thank you for your loyalty and continued support of all of our athletic programs and the compliance efforts of the University.

The moral of the story, I suppose, is that every person with some relationship to Syracuse (no matter how tenuous) must exercise restraint when it comes to interacting with potential recruits. As the NCAA's rules clearly indicate, good intentions do not mitigate penalties.

44 Days Until Kickoff

For everyone that has emailed as of late, no this blog has not gone defunct. I am simply preparing for the Connecticut bar exam. Content should return to this notebook sometime late next week.

Also, expect an interesting announcement in the next couple of days. There is some stuff brewing in the background which could make your 2006 college football blogging experience a little bit more exciting.

2006 World Lacrosse Championships

Stick happens.
Looking for another event that permits boistious nationlism and the unrequited disdain for other countries? Well, there's a solution: the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships.

Featuring 21 nations and a host of former Syracuse greats, the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships will display the best lacrosse played this summer. The favorites entering the tournament appear to be the United States (gunning for its seventh consecutive title), Canada (boasting some of the world's finest box lacrosse players and arguably the game's finest finisher -- Gary Gait), and Australia (the Aussies have never finished out of the medals).

Plus, this is the only time this year that all three Powell Brothers will grace the field at the same time.

CSTV will apparently provide live coverage of a handful of games on its network and through its streaming video feature on CSTV.com:

LONDON, Ont. and NEW YORK – Lacrosse fans can tune to CSTV and visit CSTV.com to see the action from the 2006 ILF World Lacrosse Championships from London, Ontario, Canada. Three live games will be broadcast, including the championship game, and there is also a free, live video streaming feed of the matches at CSTV.com.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:
Saturday, July 15
Canada vs. Iroqouis 1:30 p.m. EST

Sunday, July 16
Canada vs. USA 4:00 p.m. EST

Saturday, July 22
Championship Final 3:30 p.m. EST

The broadcast team for the event features play-by-play personality Jason Chandler and color analyst Paul Carcaterra, a former Syracuse All-American lacrosse player. Throughout the tournament, fans can visit CSTV.com to access the news, results, and analysis from the event.

The 2006 World Lacrosse Championships feature a record 21 international teams, 43 festival teams, and 21 youth teams competing from all over the globe. The tournament begins with games on Friday, July 14 at both TD Waterhouse Stadium and the North London Athletic Fields, wrapping up with the championship game and closing ceremonies on Saturday, July 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Games can also be seen on CBC Television. The event is expected to bring more than 100,000 players, coaches, spectators and officials into the London area, with an economic impact in the range of $20 million.

The schedule and bracket looks as follows:

Schedule (all times Eastern)

Thursday July 13

Opening Ceremonies, 7:30 p.m., TD Waterhouse Stadium

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Friday July 14

TD Waterhouse Stadium
Iroquois vs. England, 12:30 p.m.
USA vs. Australia, 4 p.m.
Canada vs. Japan, 7:30 p.m. (CBC Country Canada)

North London Athletic Fields
Ireland vs. Hong Kong, 12:30 p.m.
South Korea vs. Netherlands, 12:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Spain, 12:30 p.m.
Scotland vs. Italy, 4 p.m.
Germany vs. New Zealand, 4 p.m.
Bermuda vs. Czech Republic, 4 p.m.
Byes: Wales, Latvia, Czech Republic

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Saturday July 15

TD Waterhouse Stadium
USA vs. England, 10 a.m.
Canada vs. Iroquois, 1:30 p.m. (CBC TV)
Japan vs. Australia, 5 p.m.

North London Athletic Fields
Italy vs. Ireland, 12:30 p.m.
South Korea vs. Germany, 12:30 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Finland, 12:30 p.m.
Hong Kong vs. Wales, 4 p.m.
New Zealand vs. Latvia, 4 p.m.
Spain vs. Denmark, 4 p.m.
Byes: Scotland, Netherlands, Bermuda

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Sunday July 16

TD Waterhouse Stadium
Australia vs. England, 12:30 p.m.
Canada vs. USA, 4:00 p.m. (CBC Country Canada, CSTV)
Japan vs. Iroquois, 7:30 p.m.

North London Athletic Fields
Italy vs. Hong Kong, 12:30 p.m.
Germany vs. Netherlands, 12:30 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Spain, 12:30 p.m.
Scotland vs. Wales, 4 p.m.
Latvia vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
Finland vs. Bermuda, 4 p.m.
Byes: Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark

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Monday July 17

TD Waterhouse Stadium
England vs. Japan
Iroquois vs. USA
Canada vs. Australia, 7:30 p.m. (CBC Country Canada)

North London Athletic Fields
Wales vs. Italy, 12:30 p.m.
Netherlands vs. New Zealand, 12:30 p.m.
Denmark vs. Czech Republic, 12:30 p.m.
Ireland vs. Scotland, 4 p.m.
Latvia vs. Germany, 4 p.m.
Spain vs. Bermuda, 4 p.m.
Byes: Hong Kong, South Korea, Finland

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Tuesday July 18

TD Waterhouse Stadium
Japan vs. USA, 12:30 p.m.
Australia vs. Iroquois, 4 p.m.
Canada vs. England, 7:30 p.m. (CBC Country Canada)

North London Athletic Fields
Wales vs. Ireland, 12:30 p.m.
Netherlands vs. Latvia 12:30 p.m.
Denmark vs. Finland, 12:30 p.m.
Hong Kong vs. Scotland, 4 p.m.
New Zealand vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Bermuda, 4 p.m.
Byes: Italy, Germany, Spain

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Wednesday July 19

TD Waterhouse Stadium
Blue 4th Place vs. Red 1st Place, 12:30 p.m.
Blue 3rd Place vs. Orange 1st Place, 4 p.m.
Blue 2nd Place vs. Yellow 1st Place, 7:30 p.m.*

North London Athletic Fields
Red 4th Place vs. Yellow 4th Place, 12:30 p.m.
Yellow 2nd Place vs. Orange 3rd Place, 4 p.m.
Yellow 3rd Place vs. Orange 4th Place, 4 p.m.

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Thursday July 20

TD Waterhouse Stadium
Loser Blue 3rd/Orange 1st vs. Blue 5th Place, 12:30 p.m.

Semifinals:
Blue 1st Place vs. Winner Blue 4th Place/Red 1st Place, 4 p.m.
Winner Blue 2nd/Yellow 1st vs. Winner Blue 3rd/Orange 1st, 7:30 p.m. *

North London Athletic Fields
Orange 5th Place vs. Yellow 5th Place, 9 a.m.
Loser Red 4th/Yellow 4th vs. Red 5th Place, 12:30 p.m.
Loser Yellow 2nd/Orange 3rd vs. Winner Yellow 3rd/Orange 4th, 12:30 p.m.
Red 2nd Place vs. Winner Orange 2nd/Red 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Blue 6th Place vs. Loser Blue 4th/Red 1st, 4 p.m.
Loser Blue 2nd/Yellow 1st vs. Winner Yellow 2nd/Orange 3rd, 4 p.m.
Loser Orange 2nd/Red 3rd vs. Winner Red 4th/Yellow 4th, 4 p.m.

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Friday July 21

North London Athletic Fields
19th Place Game, 12:30 p.m.
17th Place Game, 12:30 p.m.
15th Place Game, 4 p.m.
13th Place Game, 4 p.m.
11th Place Game, 4 p.m.

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Saturday July 22

North London Athletic Fields
9th Place Game, 9 a.m.
7th Place Game, 9 a.m.
5th Place Game, 9 a.m.

TD Waterhouse Stadium

** Bronze Medal Game: Semifinal Losers (CBC Country Canada)
** Championship Game: Semifinal Winners, 3:30 p.m. (CBC Sports Saturday)

* Canada's games will be played at 7:30 p.m. if they play July 19 or July 20.

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Blue Division
Canada
USA
Iroquois
England
Japan
Australia

Red Division
Hong Kong
Ireland
Scotland
Italy
Wales

Orange Division
Germany
South Korea
Latvia
Netherlands
New Zealand

Yellow Division
Bermuda
Czech Republic
Finland
Denmark
Spain

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Past Winners

2002 – Perth, Australia
Gold: USA; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Australia

1998 – Baltimore, USA
Gold: USA; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Australia

1994 – Manchester, England
Gold: USA; Silver: Australia; Bronze: Canada

1990 – Perth, Australia
Gold: USA; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Australia

1986 – Toronto Varsity Stadium
Gold: USA; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Australia

1982 – Baltimore, USA
Gold: USA; Silver: Australia; Bronze: Canada

1978 – Manchester, England
Gold: Canada; Silver: USA; Bronze: Australia

1974 – Melbourne, Australia
Gold: USA; Silver: Australia

1967 – Toronto Varsity Stadium
Gold: USA; Silver: Australia; Bronze: Canada
If you're interested in following the stats, they can be found here.

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