Can we do home and home but at the TUC? Let the UA announcers and graphics, get some replacement pieces of the court for TUC, and make it part of the season ticket packages for both schools? Let UA season ticket fans pick their seats at TUC based on GDAC standing and require an upcost if wanting better seats at the TUC?
I'd rather home and home, or end the series, but it is a great event for local basketball fans and both programs. I'd rather keep it going as long as it is equitable. At the current rate Siena might be begging for a 2 years at SEFCU for every year at TUC
Big fish in small pond, or little fish in big pond. As a fan, I'll take the big pond realizing that we wont be the favorites most years. But that is just me. I'd rather be 0-16 in the Big East for 5 years but be growing to a bigger future than 15-1 in the America Least fighting with UVM every year in relative obscurity.
Why do schools fund athletics and try to grow their programs? Most people would say that it is to build school spirit and enhance campus life, but the real reason is that national success brings name recognition to your degree and thus adds more value to your degree.
I recently got into an argument with a casual sports fan in my company from another part of the state who didn't believe that UA was even D1.
I honestly don't have time tomorrow. Can someone call the city and ask them where people will be parking and how people will be getting to the TUC? I mean attendance normally sucks for this game right? It'll only be about 10,000 people. No big deal if all the roads are closed.
I have to coach my son's basketball game that starts at 5:10 in Clifton Park, then rush as fast as I can to the TUC and hope to be there before tip. This is going to make my life miserable.
My point was more that Healy seems to be an extremely good kid. He saw my son waiting to meet Brent Hank for our annual picture with the tallest player on the team (the one with Big Rich a few years back still makes me laugh) and Healy made a point to come over and say hi to him by name. I don't think a lot of players would remember some 8 year old from a summer camp, much less make it a point to say hi. That says a lot for his character, and something my son will remember for ever.
I've been worried about this with Healy all along. Next season the team is really only losing Anderson but adding Rizzuto at the 1/2 slots. Can a young kid like him wait 2 years to see real playing time? In the 2019-20 season he will be the man as a Soph, but I have to imagine he is itching to play.
On a side note, my 8 year old keeps asking about him and when he will get to see him play. Apparently he assisted with his team at the UAlbany summer basketball camp, and when he remembered my sons name after the purple and gold game, his eye's lit up and he was in love. (this is the same emotional kid that cried when he learned he wouldn't get to see Peter Hooley play anymore)
I am rooting for him to stay and keep the aussie tradition alive!
It’s a pity Albany couldn’t find a few more high-major opponents to play this season.Being a traditionally strong program can limit a mid-major coach’s ability to schedule and that appears to certainly have been the case for Albany. The Great Danes have one of the most experienced teams in the country and Will Brown could only nab games at Louisville and Memphis. Why? Because Albany has the potential to win games like that. Instead there are a number of traditional mid-major powers on Albany’s schedule (Iona, Yale, Monmouth). The Great Danes already took down two of those teams (they play at Monmouth tonight). BartTorvik’s site has Albany at 0.6 wins above bubble at the moment, which ranks around 30th in the country, but—even if they were to keep pace with Vermont in the America East standings—it’s nearly impossible to foresee the Great Danes being given an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.