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Division-I Alumni

Like last year, I took a peak at the rosters of every Division-I team in the nation to locate where the East Bay Alumni are playing. I can almost guarantee there are a few I missed, so if you have any to add please chime in.

By League: EBAL 30, OAL 20, HAAL 17, DFAL 8, ACCAL 6, DVAL 5, BVAL 3, MVAL 3, BSAL 2, BFL 1

By School: De La Salle 9, McClymonds 9, San Leandro 8, San Ramon Valley 7, Skyline 6, California 4, Monte Vista 4, Castlemont 3, Clayton Valley 3, Granada 3, Hayward 3, Mt Eden 3, Acalanes 2, Alhambra 2, Berkeley 2, Campolindo 2, Foothill 2, James Logan 2, Las Lomas 2, Oakland Tech 2, San Lorenzo 2, All the rest have 1: College Park, De Anza, El Cerrito, Encinal, Freedom, Irvington, Liberty, Piedmont, Pinole Valley, Pittsburg, Richmond, Salesian, Ygnacio Valley
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 17): Healing On The Hill

Just a little more than three months ago, the Miramonte football program was in serious limbo after Coach John Wade announced he was going to be stepping down. However, the tragic passing of student (and football player) Joe Loudon brought the coach back into the fold in order to help the healing process. The 2009 Matadors baseball team (comprised of several football players) powered through the grieving period to take home an NCS Division III championship, and our question for today is:

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USA Today releases its preseason Super 25

USA Today released its first Super 25 poll today. De La Salle was handed the No. 14 position while their Week 2 opponent, Don Bosco Prep-Ramsey (N.J.) garned the No. 5 spot. The Ironmen will not play a game before hosting De La Salle on Sept. 12, which means the Spartans should certainly have a chance to knock off a Top 5 national opponent.

You can see the rest of the Super 25 poll by clicking here.

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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 15): De La Salle’s Three-Game Grind

We’re halfway there, folks. Just 15 more days to go before El Cerrito and Mission-S.F. get the year underway by squaring off at Kezar Stadium. One day later, De La Salle will open it’s season by hosting Serra — the first of three nonleague games that will undoubtedly test the fortitude of this collection of Spartans. After Serra it’s a pair of out-of-state opponents in Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) and Lakeland (FL.). Which leads us to the obvious question:

What can we expect De La Salle’s record to look like after its first three games?

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