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Dane Pound

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#102458 Oct 22 - MBB & WBB Meet and Greet

Posted by Dane Pound on Yesterday, 07:58 PM

Trimboli has to hate us right back. His senior year we upset Vermont in the tournament after a poor regular season. That was the year Bing cheated. The irony of that year was that I was fully prepared to root for Vermont if they were playing Bing.


It's funny watching the clips of Jamar. When he was a freshman I remember Will Brown told Jamar we were building a program and he was going to be part of something that lasted. Ten years later we're still watching the clips - I guess he was right.

#102446 Oct 22 - MBB & WBB Meet and Greet

Posted by Dane Pound on Yesterday, 09:40 AM

Uploaded the full 2006 America East Championship to YouTube for those that are interested. Quality is crap since it's a VHS rip, but the game is great. Special thanks to UA08 for the recording.


Will have the Albany/UConn tourney game up later today also. Recording ends at the U12 2H, I forget what happens after that point anyway...


After this week I'll upload the 2007 championship game also, all about the 05/06 squad this week.



You sucked me into watching most of this last night. It was actually a tighter game in the first half than I remember.

#102386 2017-18 Season

Posted by Dane Pound on 14 October 2017 - 02:22 PM


Getting back to guards, Clark was on the bench taking NOTES on a scrap sheet of paper. OK, maybe he was playing tic-tac-toe or something; but if he was really taking notes, how cool is that!





It wouldn't surprise me if he was taking notes. One of the fun things about these events is talking to the players and the amount of attention they pay to detail. They were talking about watching videos of post-up plays (on their own) and when to employ them depending of what the defender is doing against you. I'm guessing there was some Cremo influence there.


-Not sure how Travis Charles doesn't start. That was a clinic last night. We can really build around a post presence.

-Maybe I've forgotten how good Nichols was but he was just unguardable.

-Hank doesn't look like a freshman. Just from what we saw, that's a nice combo of frontcourt players in Hank, Stire, Charles and Foster.

-Cochran looked good. I'm guessing he'll start a little slow coming off the redshirt year.

-If Clark is as good as he sounds it will be tough for the guards to find minutes.


First 10 games or so will be interesting. There are a lot of different potential combos as a lot of the new guys can really play.

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#102035 Title IX violations

Posted by Dane Pound on 04 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

Cutting sports is never pretty but I'm not sure there's a need to bash Graham. The sports cuts in 1994 pissed people off and there were lawsuits then also. Some alums who played those sports are still bitter about it.


I don't understand the complaint about the timing of the cuts. They were announced in March. Buffalo cut four sports this year and announced them in April and yeah, there are going to be lawsuits about that also.

#102015 AE Conf preview via NBC Sports

Posted by Dane Pound on 02 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

Suspect the coaches poll and a lot of others will look this way. I'm fine with Vermont getting the bulls-eye on them this year.


I think if we're going to be serious and contend we need to find some interior scoring. Travis Charles will probably give us more pop off the bench but we might be exchanging that for defense and rebounding. 


One of the things I'll miss about Mike Rowley is that he was a big guy who could knock down free throws in a tight game. I don't see another guy on our roster who can take that spot right now.

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#101809 2017-18 MBB Schedule

Posted by Dane Pound on 26 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

The Louisville thing caught my attention because we play them this year. They had sanctions from their last scandal and now this. Not sure what shape their program is going to be in by December.

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#101724 [FB] Game 4 - vs Villanova - 9/23 - 7PM

Posted by Dane Pound on 23 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

Going into OT I was worried about this game ending like the Richmond game. Instead it ended like the Holy Cross game.

#101713 [FB] Game 4 - vs Villanova - 9/23 - 7PM

Posted by Dane Pound on 23 September 2017 - 09:26 PM

Not sure what happened but it was awesome.

#101624 [FB] Game 4 - vs Villanova - 9/23 - 7PM

Posted by Dane Pound on 23 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

This game is taking years off my life.

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#101539 Peter Hooley vs. Russell Westbrook

Posted by Dane Pound on 20 September 2017 - 05:21 PM

Just a programming note that Peter Hooley's Melbourne United Team is playing an exhibition game again the Oklahoma Thunder. The Thunder are going to webcast it but I think it might be on ESPN also.

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#101416 [FB] Game 3 - vs Monmouth - 9/16 - 7PM

Posted by Dane Pound on 16 September 2017 - 09:56 AM



It's because of your GDAC donation (the $50 for each seat) that you receive the parking.


If anyone ever needs extra's, please let me know (I have two seats). I only get to 1-2 games per year due to work and distance.  I also sit in the Upper Deck for the same reasons as GDG.  


Dane96 sits right by me, Click and Jimbo (and maybe others). I feel like we have the best seats in the house. Right on the 50 yard line nice and high. See everything. I've sat in the lower level for the spring games and I can't see crap on running plays.

I promise to behave. lol.



 Since there's just the two of us it's not a burden, but I could see where it would be prohibitive if there was a brood to bring along. There should be some sort of youth pricing to try and build up the fan base for future years. 



We've found the berm a good solution for kids. Tickets are cheaper and many kids aren't great about sitting in one spot for a long time. On the berm they can wander and roll down the hill. Sight lines aren't quite as good and you do miss Eli yelling at the quarterback but hey, you can't have everything.

#101235 2017 Coaches vs Cancer - Capital Region Event

Posted by Dane Pound on 06 September 2017 - 05:25 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.

#101192 Recruiting - 2018

Posted by Dane Pound on 03 September 2017 - 08:18 PM

Awesome. A lot to like about this commitment. Just about every write-up describes him as "unselfish" and "high-motor." Also, from NY!


I've seen him described as a shooting guard and also as a small forward. I like how we've progressed from essentially playing a third guard at small forward to getting true wings. De Sousa seems like the next in that line but seemed to be even better offensively.


Stoked about the present and the future.

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#101031 Let's Fix SEFCU!

Posted by Dane Pound on 31 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

SEFCU scoreboard ...pic is from someone on twitter




It looks nice but I thought it would be higher. It's really going to be in the way at center court :D

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#101018 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 28 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Verbal Commits has Grayson landing at Central Oklahoma (DII). Closer to home and will be playing in the same conference as Jamir Andrews. 

Best of luck to him both at Central Oklahoma and at home. He is from the greater Houston area. Hopefully spared from the flooding there.

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