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#105084 AE & ESPN3

Posted by statefan on 05 January 2018 - 03:35 PM

I feel bad that I will not attend tomorrow's women's game in person because I can watch the men's game on ESPN3 and then the earliest I'd get to SEFCU would be around the end of the 3rd Qtr.  I really do not understand the AE's rationale in scheduling a member institution's mens and womens games at the same time in light of ESPN3 availability.

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#104272 [MBB] Game #11 12/09/17 7:37 vs Siena at TUC

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.

#101241 2017 Coaches vs Cancer - Capital Region Event

Posted by statefan on 07 September 2017 - 01:06 PM



One of the auction items is for seats in the General Managers box at Yankee Stadium with Coach Patsos. I was thinking that would be a great gift for Bob87. Maybe if we all pooled our money we could pull it off. :D


Seriously, though it's a great event and I'm sure there are better auction items.


I would think that would probably be the cheapest auction item :)



Bob, I got $3.84 and two pieces of pocket lint with your name on it.


That will get Bob a boxseat at Guilderland Jr. Pop Warner next to Mark Singelais.

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#100666 Pete Iorizzo

Posted by statefan on 06 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

Was there any mention of his departure in the TU? I haven't found any yet.

They will figure it out when the Schenectady Gazette reports it.

#99404 2017 Big Purple Fam - Bracket Challange

Posted by statefan on 02 April 2017 - 06:16 AM

I shall hang my hat on the fact that I was tied for the most correct picks if Gonzaga wins it all. Even if the points didn't work out in my favor lol.

If Gonzaga wins, the points do work out in your favor.

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#99275 MLax 2017

Posted by statefan on 26 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

I'd give it a 0.  I watched the game at Vermont on AETV last week and the Vermont production was infinitely better than ours.  They had a play-by-play guy who was fairly knowledgable and had done appropriate homework on our team. We had no audio, just crowd noises.   Their video was much less choppy and much better at following the ball.  Their graphics included the clock with the score.  Ours did not have a clock.  I thought our production was embarrassingly bad.

#99175 Mlax@ Vermont

Posted by statefan on 20 March 2017 - 09:31 AM

Although a win is a win, a win against vermont doesn't say much in the eyes of the 


So, I guess you'd be happy we didn't schedule the 0-8 cross town rival this year!

#99132 Mlax@ Vermont

Posted by statefan on 18 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Danes up 7-2 after first quarter.

Danes up 11-3 at halftime

Danes up 13-5 after three quarter.

FINAL Danes 17 - UVM 6

#97180 vs. UVM (Wed 25th @ 7pm)

Posted by statefan on 26 January 2017 - 11:27 AM



Couldn't even crack 3k tonight.

Attandace looked solid to me..



I was guessing 3200-3500. Crowd was a bit slow to trickle in but ended up looking pretty healthy. Was surprised to see the reported number.


The UVM faithful did not travel in anywhere close to their usual quantity.  I feel this is the price we pay for the ESPN3 coverage.  Why drive 6 hours when you can watch on TV?  Personally, I really like ESPN3, but, there is no doubt it affects live attendance.

#95756 WBB: 2016-2017

Posted by statefan on 22 November 2016 - 11:12 PM

moving on, I still want this picture blown up and on all doors on Sunday:


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#93027 WNBA and Women's HOF comes to UA

Posted by statefan on 21 August 2016 - 11:18 AM

For those who care about such things, I noticed that Coach Mac is the guest predictor for today's Saratoga Card in the Times Union.  I guess that's a good way to get on Wilkin's good side.

#91408 Women's Bball

Posted by statefan on 18 March 2016 - 05:49 PM

I was wondering why Florida had one point more at the start of the second half than they had at the end of the first half. NCAA now admits it was a mistake.
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#85452 MLax 2015

Posted by statefan on 03 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

Florida Launch game is on TW50 live