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Posted by jimbo on 11 December 2017 - 07:16 AM
AND I would like to take a bow for the longest run on sentence since the Gettysburg Address.
Posted by olddog71 on 06 March 2017 - 10:33 PM
The following excerpt is from the Long Island Newsday on tonight's game: "Consider this the official rite of passage for all of Stony Brook’s new players and coaching staff. You’re not really one of the Seawolves until Albany breaks your heart, or at least your stride."
I love it!
Posted by madDOG on 08 May 2017 - 08:49 AM
Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that **North Carolina** is travelling to UAlbany to play in the first round of an NCAA tournament??!! If you told me this 20 years ago (when I graduated) I would have thought you were out of your g-damn mind.
Posted by godanesgo99 on 16 March 2017 - 12:27 PM
David, if you do ever read this, please stop. Don't mind us armchair quarterbacks. Listen to your coaches, your teammates, and yourself. As Brown stated, the team doesn't get where it did without you. Us fans care about the team and you. All of us have opinions that aren't worth squat.
Keep on being the man. We can't wait to see you continue to improve and continue to be the man!
Posted by Michigan_Dane on 28 November 2016 - 09:07 PM
Amazon, Football Fanatics and the UA bookstore all sell them.
I'm screwed if UA ever changes their name. Christmas ornaments, corn hole games, scarves, Fatheads, car plates and hundreds of other items get tossed. I had my eye on a UA chef apron. I'm determined to keep up with my Michigan and Michigan State neighbors.
Posted by haggyland on 24 November 2016 - 10:48 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.
I have had the honor of watching my alma mater succeed in unimaginable ways over the years at the D1 level, and I am pleased that I have been able to share a lot of it with many of you. Sure there have been disagreements over the years but if we are going to be a part of what has been termed "The Big Purple Family" then internal squabbles should be expected...on my end I will just try to be less of the crazy uncle!
So, safe travels if you are travelling, best wishes to all, and on Sunday let's finish off this extended holiday weekend with two wins against the other D1 team in town.
Go Great Danes!
...and now on to the festivities!
Posted by Patch on 05 January 2018 - 12:01 PM
To me it appears we really don't have that strong personality which could be this teams achilles heel. I'm am not sure if that can be developed. We definitely don't have a get in your face type guy, everyone in the rotation seemingly doesn't want to rock the boat. Where is Levi Levine type guy who demanded effort by his teammates?????
Effort is what is missing, the talent is there.
Posted by UA'08 on 05 January 2018 - 11:45 AM
Posted by bob87 on 29 December 2017 - 10:17 PM
And the out of town scoreboard should never show the LCC score unless they are losing. That shouldn't be much of an issue this season but that "rule" should always apply
A couple of things about last night:
-Kent State might not be great, but look like a solid MAC team. I also doubt the attendance numbers but in any event, it was a nice crowd. If the students were around that would have been a terrific atmosphere for college basketball.
-Loved when Ahmad Clark was open in the corner and he slowly took that one dribble to make sure he was behind the line and then knocked down the three.
-Foster! I worry sometimes when a guy was a big time recruit like he was that he won't buy in to what we're doing but that hasn't seemed to be the case with him at all. He plays hard, seems coachable and is fiery. His career seemed to have a bunch of strange turns with coaches being fired and not really getting a chance to play at his previous schools. He seems to really be making the most of his time here.
-Joe Cremo is going to do something ridiculous in just about every game but it's not going to be the same thing every game. Sometimes it's rebounding, sometimes it's scoring, last night it was assists.
-The out of town scores on the scoreboard are nice. It would be even better if they could be localized to a preference to schools in our conference or our region.
Posted by Eli on 10 December 2017 - 01:20 PM
Can they talk about a winning program? Nope.
Can they talk about a great coach? Nope.
Can they talk about winning a rivalry game most years? Nope.
Can they talk about any of their other sports being nationally recognized or consistent tough outs? Nope.
Can they talk about a $iena-for-brains coach? Yep.
Can they talk about another fan base or lack there of? Yep.
Can they talk about their supposed palace being better than some other arena? Yep.
Can they talk about their supposed supremacy in forum traffic? Yep.
That is LITERALLY the epitome of a bunch of losers. All they can do is throw shade at inconsequential things in the hopes of elevating themselves on miniscule levels.
What a riot.
Keep sucking, $iena. 😂😂😂😂😂
Edit: I can't wait to read their board after Vermont destroys them. Sky is always falling over there.
Posted by MRSGDG on 09 December 2017 - 10:58 PM
My son once said he is so angry after losses because his team is always the most prepared to win. After sitting directly behind the bench tonight I see what he means. Takes an awful lot to impress me with game plan and x’s and o’s. Impressed!
Posted by jimbo on 11 March 2017 - 01:50 PM
We have to beat Vermont next year. Absolutely at any cost.
Will Brown's clock has reached midnight. He is now merely mortal.
The carriage has turned into a pumpkin. This loss is as bad as UVA in 2007.
Huh? Against a 28-5 team, riding a 20 game win streak, 16-0 in the conference, 9pt road dogs...and they get to the last minute before losing. That's what qualifies as a bad loss?... I'll take this one any day over the home tourney hairball they coughed up against Hartford last year.
Posted by statefan on 11 December 2017 - 05:02 PM
I hate to be at odds with many of my friends here, but, this deal was known from Day 1. It was a 3 year contract, first year a Siena home game, second year a UAlbany home game, third year a tournament game at TUC, not to be included in either team's season ticket package and to be Siena's home game within the three mid-major roundrobin which guaranteed each of the three one home game. Ours vs Bryant. Siena's vs us and Bryant's vs Siena.
None of this is news. And, to be fair to Benson, as opposed to all prior years and contracts, he came away with a home game and another game in which our fans got equal access to seats, which was a major complaint at the time. Let's not revise history.
Posted by ZLK on 10 December 2017 - 06:59 PM
I have been going to Albany-Siena games for 60 years. The first four as a player(2 wins,2 losses) and the remainder as a spectator. This is an important event in the Capital District. This year was an excellent option. UA got great seats. The games were great.
Concessions are over priced! I would favor this years set up with the game being out of season packages and being split until UA can update SEFCU to 6000+ seats. Then Home and Home makes sense!!
I'm all for the TUC being the neutral site for this game, as soon as Siena decides they don't want to play their actual home games there. As long as they play their home games there you can paint the whole thing purple and it's not a neutral site.
Posted by uofalbany on 28 November 2017 - 09:56 AM
No need to get paranoid about this team. There was bound to be a clunker sooner or later.
And there we had it. And we had the opportunity to win this game. It's not like the undefeated Georgia football team,
where they got blown out and embarrassed themselves against Auburn.
Regroup and get ready to fight once again. Let's crush some skulls.
Posted by Patch on 11 November 2017 - 12:24 PM
From my perspective the faster the pace became the better Iona played ( look at early in the second half). If keeping Iona out of their rhythm was what CB wanted I think it worked decently.
Nice to beat Iona with Cremo and Nichols just being decent, Charles struggling with turnovers, Devonte not having a good offensive game and Foster, Conway and Clark learning to fit in and play at a more deliberate pace then they are probably use too.
A lot to work on but a winn over the MAAC preseason favorite is always good!!!!
Posted by kikuria on 19 September 2017 - 12:09 PM
Th above is likely on the money.
And I will echo others who said that Title IX wasn't ever supposed to be athletics. However, I don't mind its application so long as they make the correct decision that is long over-due: exempt football from the process. It's just never going to be an apples-to-apples comparison. They should add dance teams and cheerleading to the application as well, not because it is a weasel way to achieve compliance but because those teams work hard and practice hard for a sporting related on-campus activity.
Also, i think someone else may have mentioned this...but Title IX is NOT solely about scholarship-scholarship. It's about facilities, expenditures, and access as well. In my opinion, and this all depends on cash...once the decision is made to go all-in on the SEFCU renovation (and after both teams use the Old Gym--presumably during the re-build)...we renovate the old gym and we make that a volleyball centric facility dedicated to that team. Also, renovate the old pool and bring back swimming and diving...which would allow more scholarship opportunities and, if its a woman only sport (meaning don't bring back men's swimming) then that facility would be dedicated to the ladies, helping reach the goal.
Another easy (but more expensive way to do this) is elevating women's crew. The expensive part is the shells which, from my understanding, can be upwards of 50-75k per boat.
I'm normally just an observer but this is a topic I actually know something about.