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#104340 [MBB] Game #12: 12/12/17 - 9:00pm - @ Memphis

Posted by Dane4ever on 12 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

Slightly off topic but this is from Memphis, so . . .. Ahmad Clark taking a shot from the nosebleed section . . .



#100980 Wilkin out, Doughtery in

Posted by Dane4ever on 22 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Hooray!  (I think . . . this is an improvement, isn't it?  Maybe Pete will act like he actually wants to be doing this . ..  )

#96471 Jamar

Posted by Dane4ever on 15 December 2016 - 03:34 PM

Articulate, good-humored, with good memories of UA and his teammates, with plans (at some point, not right away)
of working in athletics administration (hint hint hint, Mark B.) although he also mentioned his "Finnish roots" now due to his wife ... he still looks for UA games on ESPN 3 etc. while playing in Spain ...he mentioned that Scott Beteen brought him in for a campus visit and Jamar verballed right away ... wow, what a name (and a disaster) from the past!! ... and let's all be thankful and proud of how far we have come on and off the court since Jamar and company gave us those first two NCAA appearances ... WB then, WB now.

#96181 MLax 2017

Posted by Dane4ever on 02 December 2016 - 04:17 PM

Please read Paul Grondahl's story in today's TU (it's not in the sports section -- it's on D-8, in case the link below doesn't work) about Coach Marr's trip with Lyle Thompson and Bill O"Brien (along with Lyle's wife and children) to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation protest site in North Dakota.  (The trip is not associated officially with UA at all -- it's something Coach Marr felt strongly about making.)  As usual with Paul's work, it's well-written, and illuminating about lacrosse and these individuals in a way that goes beyond X's and O's, W's and L's.  Makes me very proud of the UA lacrosse leadership and program. 



#93622 Week 2: Rhode Island

Posted by Dane4ever on 12 September 2016 - 04:02 PM

Regarding this . . . Guy was talking about stupid stuff and not paying attention when plays moved down the field he didn't move the camera. . . . is this was on the same feed I had, I thought that his was just a young man and woman (students) sitting near an open mike in the stands (at one point he talked about an internship he had, and she didn't seem to understand a lot about what was happening, unless she just wanted to let him tell her) . . . as far as I could tell, there were no play-by-play/analysts on that feed . . .and the stadium announcer would NEVER give the down/yards to go info!!  (And none of the camera shots showed the stadium scoreboard, so I was  guessing most of the time.)

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#93459 2016-17 Men's Basketball Schedule

Posted by Dane4ever on 07 September 2016 - 10:31 AM

My understanding -- and I could be wrong -- but the use of  "exhibition" doesn't fit --  the game is "official" because it figures into the overall W-L record,  but it is not a win that improves any RPI or other ranking, and it is not a win that the NCAA Tournament committee would consider (although they would consider a loss to a D-3 team!) . . . it is as Clickclack says a "breather," to work on plays and defenses, keep in game shape, give experience to the bottom 5 or so players and the like . . . at least, IT HAD BETTER TURN OUT TO BE FOR THOSE REASONS!!!

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#92634 Where are they now?

Posted by Dane4ever on 28 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

I loathe "handout journalism," relying on the institutions and people you are supposed to be reporting to give you PR releases to drive your reporting ... Certainly you can use that to get some information which you then check out and expand on for yourself. But you don't sit and wait to be given something. The antithesis of handout journalism is "enterprise journalism," meaning you fold up the Racing Form and put it away and use your legs (not just the phone) to go where the news is and report it, figure it out for yourself, develop new angles, help people understand what is going on and why. You know, journalism. Even sports journalism. Back in the 1920s, a hardened old editor for the City News Bureau in Chicago would tell his reporters: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."

Yeah, I have too much time on my hands.
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#92632 Where are they now?

Posted by Dane4ever on 28 June 2016 - 03:10 PM

BTW . . . maybe I should post this in the forums for MBB / WBB . . .but I think we have to "gird our loins" or "prepare for the worst" or whatever cliche you want to use . . .regarding TU coverage of UA in the BB seasons.  I can already tell it's going to be insulting, moreso than usual.  In the space of about 10 days a couple of weeks ago, we got 3 long stories on LCC, including one focused on a single recruit, and a complete story on one of the LCC guys signing to play in Europe . . . meanwhile, we hear the crickets chirping in the void that is UA coverage, and both Ray and Peter got minimal mentions at the bottom of P2, in that "briefs" section.  I admit (with gritted teeth) that LCC may be strong this year, but as we know, the TU doesn't need much of an excuse to play the booster for them . . .(in journalism ethics it's called "boosterism," which is supposed to be taboo) . . .  an update on how the new WBB coach is settling in, etc. -- her one-day camps a couple of weeks ago would have been the good opportunity to do that.  What about our MBB/WBB recruits? What the players on both teams on doing in the Summer?  Ray and Peter getting individual stories on their plans?.  And where the hell is ANY info on WB's contract talks, or lack thereof?  (That may be Benson's doing -- no info forthcoming.)

#92444 Will Brown

Posted by Dane4ever on 19 May 2016 - 10:26 PM

When  Benson was hired, my first questions were:  (a)  purely a business guy without a resume anchored in athletics?, and (B) why leave a school which was/is on an upward trajectory (granted, he had a lot to with that) just as it moved into a FBS conference?  Maybe his approach is too much about the "business" and not enough about recognizing (or admitting) what WB has meant to this University in numbers of ways . . . in MBB on-court success, certainly, but also what he has meant to his players regarding their educations, their futures, and their welfare; and what he has meant in the community.  Remember the circumstances under which Brown got this job in the first place?  And compare that to where we have been in recent years . . . geez, treat the coach with some respect, wouldn't that be "good business" and earn some goodwill (sorry for the pun) from insiders and outsiders?  Or is it about the guy in charge (of athletics, anyway) showing the employees and supporters exactly who's boss?

#91553 Recruiting - 2016

Posted by Dane4ever on 24 March 2016 - 07:15 PM

For this . . . "Maybe we should stay away from anyone with the name Wheeler!"  . . . I would say yes, unless Wheeler is an inside player whose nickname is "Eighteen" . . .

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#90493 MBB: 2/24 @ UMass Lowell

Posted by Dane4ever on 24 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

Another addition to the great night along with our blowout and UNH losing -- Fairfield beat LCC.
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#90388 America East Re...Ref...Officiating

Posted by Dane4ever on 18 February 2016 - 06:24 PM

Is Hughes among that group you refer to?  Unbelievable, if so.  But maybe all these refs get annoyed that they have to call AE games and not always ACC, etc., and they take it out on the players and the coaches.  (BTW, I had to grin when Will go so upset after one of the -- many -- calls that he walked all the way to the end of the bench, went around to the back, walked almost to the scorer's table, and stood by the gatorade (or water) container and watched for a few seconds.  I seriously thought he was going to go sit in the stands.)   

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