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  1. 2017-18 Season

    OK call me crazy; but here is how you can improve the tournament. LESS power 5 teams & More from mid majors. Fans love an underdog and a Cinderalla. Every ncaa tournament that I have been to and there have been several, unless the "home" team is playing, all/most every person in the place gets loudly behind the underdog team. So my recommendation is ALL conferences must be allowed @ least TWO representatives (unless they they cannot field two +500 winning teams). Limit the power 5's to no more than 4 or maybe 5 participants. They are all playing each other all year anyhow. Who really cares to see Louisville, Kentucky, Florida, Whoever play each other 4 times in a year? Crazy Radical Nuts. But I for one would definitely find the tournament more fun/interesting. ps. as a side effect, this would provide more teams, talent, and variety for the so called "lesser" tournaments
  2. Is Will Brown done for?

    congrats to umbc. A dynasty they are NOT! umbc had a hot shooting night and Virginia a COLD one. In a one and done that is pretty much all it takes. I commented months ago there is talent in the AmEast. Is the AmEast now a power 5--duh, no way! I warned there were teams in the AmEast capable of beating vermont. umbc & hartford did and UA should have, brook and unh were capable. There is some talent in the league and some good coaching (even though odom may be a short timer now.) Over the past 15 years UA has been more than relevant in this league and going forward will continue to be. UA has beaten power 5 teams before and been competitive on many occasions; so has vermont, brook, even hartford. It MAY even be more difficult to to win an up conference game in season than in tournament (when pressure, poor shooting & a bad bounce or call here and there can be deadly.) I am not down playing umbc's accomplishment, just trying to put some perspective to it; and saying (in my opinion) it does not distract in any way to UA's history and prospects going forward.
  3. Agree on all points! Still disappointed men not going to 6 STRAIGHT TOURNAMENTS! Still feel in a one bid conference any tournament is a REWARD. Still feel by declining you are telling recruits, get to the ncaa or you are garbage {maybe a bit too strong, but I still do not like the message declining a tournament represents.}
  4. Board Down

  5. Watching @ City Line I thought we were simply being out played by a very good Maryland team for the first 3 qtrs. But watching it again when I got home, I would say that our problem especially early on was we were simply NOT shooting well (the announcers also commented several times that UA's shots were mostly not on goal, even when we had good looks.) Also, UA did come back from 8-3 to pulll within 8-6, before falling behind again 10-6. So maybe the 4th qtr adjustment was more about better execution than any strategic changes. Just as TD figured it out late, and JD knew he had to get low earlier; the sharp shooters also made the appropriate adjustments. Someone called for an expert analysis of the come back and I am most definitely NOT AN EXPERT, so I offer this only as an un-eduacted observation. Expert & Others thoughts appreciated. Speaking of experts; call out to Pompo who explained Patterson more effect when defended by a short stick. Proved providential.
  6. 2017-18 Season

    They are tens of millions of dollars away from realizing that vision but they are on their way... It's time for Benson to put his plan on the table for the community to see and get behind. I continue to he told there are plans... And actively being worked, private money being raised etc. vermont new digs opening in 2020 no better than 50-50. Last I heard fund raising behind goal. Does not even have vt state approval as yet? I hope we don't use them as our stimulus to upgrade.
  7. 2017-18 Season

    I ran into a couple of players at the Mall and they seemed upset by the decision and it sure doesn;t send a good message to possible recruits. I bet if the players had a vote, the majority would be PLAY. Also, agree it does NOT send a positive message to recruits, by turning down a chance to PLAY in a tournament.
  8. 2017-18 Season

    I understand the choice; but I am nevertheless disappointed. Whatever happened to "Ill play any team, anywhere, anytime, even in the middle of Western Ave." {roughly quoted--Robert Ford} attitude? I am disappointed for the the boys & girls who "mostly" rode the bench on every non-varsity and INTRA-mural sport that would have them, before moving to the stands to still in a way feel part of the team. I am disappointed for every player picked last and playing right field, hoping to make the catch of a lifetime and simultaneously praying the ball would not be hit to him/her. I am disappointed for every playground "star: hoping to make the winning 3 on the buzzer and of course simultaneously praying don't pass it to me. Melo-dramatic you say. But how many of you fans (especially some of us older ones) would donate a kidney for ONE MORE GAME in right field and one more desperation heave to win a "meaningless" playground game.
  9. https://www.btn2go.com/game/albany-at-maryland-on-03102018 You have to have a cable package that has this channel to watch the game either on their site or after the fact as a replace. Just chatted with their support. Looks like I'll be missing this as I won't be able to go anywhere at noon as I have other things to do...was hoping to watch at like 5-6PM. I will call my cable company in the morning and order the sports package that adds the Big Ten Network. It's $10 for a month but then I will call later at night and cancel that package and they will prorate the fee of $10 per month to one day so it will cost very little. Call your cable company and ask them if they prorate fees for packages if they are canceled before the end of the full month. NM
  10. cw. Welcome to the blog. HOPE YOU HAVE FUN WITH IT AND ENJOY!
  11. Pompo, Thanks for the Patterson/McClancy explanation. It is great having someone who played, join this blog, helping us better understand the game. Also, enjoyed watching you play a few years back. THANKS
  12. Fan 2018, Does your son come 2018 or is he already aboard? You do not have to answer this, if you do not want to. I just get confused sometime because the 2017 class actually plays in the spring of 2018, 2018class plays spring 2019, etc [ignoring fall ball.] If you want to only answer the second part of this question, that would also be fine. Just trying to figure if you are talking class year or playing year in your posts? ANYHOW THANKS, not trying to invade your privacy.
  13. Poll Question

    Not exactly sure what you mean by "more people in the stands." In the sport in general or for UA?? UA 5.5 home football games per year x 6000 per game (maybe being generous here) = 33,000 fans per year. Basketball 15.5 home games per year (not counting AMeast tournament) x 3000 per game (again perhaps being generous) = 46,500 fans per year.
  14. OK. Moving forward. Jakob Patterson did not look good for the second game in a row. I had been very impressed with him vs su & drexel. Connor & Tehoka are not going to get 19 points between them every game. Coach even early, used several different players @ 4th attack (aka Bennett Drake's job last year). I thought Patterson had secured the position. But now I am wondering. I guess if 1-3 attacks get 20+ points, not much left for 4th to do, so maybe my assessment is a bit harsh? But going forward, I think we need to secure this spot; as well as have the wings do a better job of "protecting" TD. So far, I think the wings have been doing a good job getting the balls TD does not get clean; but maybe their main job is just to make sure he is not getting constantly beat on. THOUGHTS/OPINIONS??
  15. I was @ the game and umass DESERVED any shots cheap or not. The cheap shot umass delivered on TD while he was already on his knees trying to get-up from a brutal slash (that had already been flagged) was about as "cheap" as I've ever seen. Basically crosschecked TD in the back while he was on all fours. #50 deserved an award, not a penalty; the ref's must have thought so too, since they did not penalize him. #42 did get a penalty, I did not see what he did, but I'll give him a reward too! Also, cannot figure how TD got 3 minutes, he pretty much was on the ground taking a beating. Will try to watch a replay if I can find one. ps. earlier in the game I heard a UA coach (not sure which one) yelling @ the wings and said "I am sick of the cheap shots TD is taking, stop this $hit even you have to take a penalty." I was right behind the bench and knew their would be a brawl @ some point. Did not expect it to be quite as interesting as it turned out, but I am telling you, mass was asking for it from the get go. And once they started to fall behind they kept getting more aggressive. In my opinion, not in a get tuff try to win way but in a poor sportsmanship frustration way.