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UA_MA_2000

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  1. 2018/2019 Schedule

    Just play Siena twice in one year. Once at the TU, and once at SEFCU. The argument that it would diminish the rivalry by playing twice in one year is utter nonsense (i.e., Duke vs NC or Ohio St or Mich St vs Michigan), and two games draws in more fans and money for both schools. So if we play them twice, we might grow fonder of Siena? Is that it? Is there any doubt that we would sell out SEFCU if we played them again in January and dislike their putrid fanbase any less? Please. This is such a simple solution that benefits and solves problems for both schools (we have heard scheduling OOC games is challenging). Adding 2 local games to each school's OOC schedule saves the respective athletic departments money in travel costs too. Play them twice. Do it. As for revenue, they keep their ticket sales and proceeds from their TU concessions and rotting pizzas that they sell, and we keep the proceeds from those dry chicken tenders that Sodexo serves up. Sodexo has come up with some tasty stuff behind the endzone at football games, but the food at SEFCU is for freshmen. Booze and atmosphere in the HOF room is great, but where's the beef? A burger would be ______! When we win the America East this year, I want to look back and say I ate red meat while we did so. I have more confidence in Sodexo than the TU. The TU's food menu is dated like the building's footprint -- namely, 1990 (but I appreciate the renovations and movie screens on Pearl Street; hopefully some eateries and pubs will go in across the street next to the probation department). We win the food round. Returning to the matter at hand, I am sure that both fan bases would rather watch a Siena and Albany game twice than some other game against a low mid-major private school. Colgate? Cornell? Bryant? Columbia? Some NEC or Ivy League school? BU? Patriot League? BORING. Who else will come to the Capital Region? Be honest UA and Siena. Play each other twice (or more). I will dislike them twice as much (or more). Love it.
  2. Yale is better, more athletic. 6 players drafted in MLL, I think they said. They should beat us.
  3. Recruiting - 2018

    DC is Big Baller. He will be a leader for us this year and set the tone. He will be significant for us.
  4. Fields was limping in the second half. Strange that they kept him in with Yale looming in 48 hours.
  5. Cremo nichols leave...

    FSU plays at least 10 players each game and relies heavily on their bench. They are also extremely athletic.
  6. Cremo nichols leave...

    I wish the departing players well and thank them for their service and fine representation of our school! They will be missed! As to the state of the program today, keep in mind, we finished in fourth place at 10-6, and we lost---at home---to fifth-place and 7-9 Stony Brook. There are a lot of talented high school amd JUCO players out there, as evidenced by the three teams ahead of us in the standings and the fifth-place, sub .500, team that outplayed us at SEFCU in the tournament. At best, we were the 5th most athletic team in the America East, IMHO. Having a couple extra scholarships to offer to some players might, and probably will, be a blessing in disguise. The rules in basketball, like football, seem to be reverting to the less-physical era. At one time, basketball players were thin, agile, and tall. Now they often resemble football bigs who are simply not as quick on their feet. We have been torched in recent years by quicker, more athletic teams in our league. Our perimeter defense has been an issue for years ... .
  7. 2018/2019 Schedule

    Why not just go for all money games like Texas Southern did this year? We'll take a beating, but we'll get paid.
  8. 2017-18 Season

    I hope those plans are made public to the fans at some point. It is hard to raise private money if the donors (us) don't know what the money is being raised for.
  9. 2018 Bracket Challange

    The MAC is closer to the power 5 conferences than the America East is to the MAC (IMHO). If not, it is at least a comparison to ponder. The top teams in the MAC are very athletic. We did beat Kent State in December, but they still had a very athletic front court and lost some seniors going into this year if I recall correctly.
  10. Men’s NIT

    The NIT plays 4 quarters instead of two halves? 10 or 12 minutes? Interesting ... .
  11. 2017-18 Season

    During the AE Title game, artists' sketches of UVM's new multi-purpose facility scheduled to open in 2020 were shown. It looks stunning. Keeping up with SB, UMBC, and UVM on the recruiting trail will be difficult as our peers all feature beautiful new facilities.
  12. Cornell

    TD Ierlan goes 24 for 24 at faceoffs, and the game is close? I am no LAX pundit, but is it not fair to say that Cornell outplayed us big time by keeping it so close despite losing all those faceoffs?
  13. Doesn't matter. Their season is probably over by 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night.
  14. Exactly. Our guys gave it their best. The more athletic team won. Had the refs not been so bad and our shooting not sub-40%, we would have won notwithstanding SB's athleticism.
  15. Rules are so different its hardly the same game. Very strict rules on contact, high sticks, something called shooting space (defender cant move in front of attacker in the shooting area) so only the goalie has a helmet. I also dont know why some face offs are side by side and some facing each other. Apologies to anyone who is a fan, but curling is a more exciting sport than women's lax. You'll also notice that the goal scorer immediately tosses their stick to the ground so that the ref can make sure it's legal. I've curled. It is an awesome sport! Is there NCAA curling ... ?
  16. I would rather play SB than UNH. UNH is perhaps the most athletic team in the AE and has a great frontcourt. UNH plays as hard as anyone too.
  17. #4 seed vs. UNH first round. Most likely at UVM second round.
  18. Syracuse

    10-2 UAlbany, 4 minutes in the 3rd ...
  19. UMBC has arguably the most explosive guard in the conference and a new arena. We had better play defense because UMBC won't shoot that poorly again. If we lose, the #4 seed is about as good as we can do, and we are looking at home versus UNH, at UVM, and at the winner of Hartford vs. UMBC. Good luck with that ... .
  20. With Hanks back and a more experienced O-Line, wouldn't the odds be in favor of a more proficient offense this year? The offensive production really can't get much worse, and all signs point to it being better, whatever that might ultimately mean.
  21. 10% Finished with 7 first half points but he is constantly out of position.He'll get there. IMHO, Conway and XC, among others, are going to be solid next year and will be key for us. The progress or jump from year 1 to year 2 under Coach is usually substantial if the players buy in and put in the work.
  22. Throw out that 1st match up that was just a perfect storm us playing well and they playing terrible. They will be motivated as well...no way are we 44pt better than them...this one will be much tougher to get. Indeed, it will be a "dog fight."
  23. We can win if we are as rested as we were tonight against UNH. UNH is very athletic and out-rebounded us both times this year, I believe. UNH has a great frontcourt, but we played as tough as I have seen this year. UVM will require even more effort, but we can win.
  24. The abrupt wall on the end reminds me a little bit of Assembly Hall (Indiana). Almost like a mini-Assembly Hall. Almost ... .
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