Your UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse team has advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Great Danes will take on the top seeded, Maryland Terrapins, on Sunday, May 21 at 2:30PM in Newark, DE on the campus of the University of Delaware.
We have a limited number of game tickets available for purchase, in the designated UAlbany section. Tickets are priced at $26 apiece and are valid for both the Syracuse vs. Towson game at 12:00PM and the UAlbany vs Maryland game at2:30PM. Seating allocation will be determined by the Great Dane Athletic Club priority point ranking. Tickets in the designated UAlbany Section are not guaranteed. You can purchase game tickets here: Purchase Game Tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets in the designated UAlbany section is 2:00PM on Thursday, May 18.
UALBANY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOSPITALITY TENT:
The UAlbany Alumni Association is hosting a pregame Hospitality Tent outside of Delaware Stadium starting at 10:30 am. The Hospitality Tent is FREE to all UAlbany fans, but you must register to attend! Food and soft drinks will be provided. The Hospitality tent is located next to the Delaware Field House. Click here to register: Tailgate Registration
Please note that general parking is available Delaware Stadium for $15. Click here to view Delaware parking map: Delaware Parking Map
If you cannot attend the game in Newark, DE, join your fellow Great Dane Fans at City Line Bar and Grill. City Line Bar and Grill is the official watch party headquarters for UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse. All Great Dane fans can enjoy food and drink specials when you wear your purple and gold!
Tantrum, meltdown, melodramatic reaction.... all wrapped into one.
If it weren't for bathroom politics, we would be playing the Dukes of the world. Instead we get Central Connecticut state and the likes...
For many people sports will never be more important than rights and liberties. Not a far stretch for most people, either left or right or middle to put more worth on their beliefs than a sporting opponent.
Just received a call from an Albany athlete ... the conversation was terrific... the major problem I have is that the email specifically stated NO Solicitation.... this was not the case...at the end of the call I was asked to give money...
While it's not the biggest deal, this is very very wrong. My wife and I give what I believe is substantial money to the athletic department for the last 5 years and this was the second time in print (the first being the chairback seats) where they have blatantly lied . I'm sorry but this is becoming a problem in my option...if there is a third time I will cut my donation to nothing ... The communication from the athletic department is a joke .
You should call the Athletic Department and let them know you don't want to be solicited.
I was speaking with Casey Crandall and Justin Brown from the GDAC at tonight's lacrosse game and I mentioned the call we got today, of which we were not solicited. They told me that the calls definitely were not solicitation calls. They were thank you calls only. However they got an alumn who wanted to donate and it created confusion amongts the other student athletes (they arent normally call center ppl).
So there were a couple of calls where the students mistakenly asked for money before the staff realized what was going on and reminded them they were thank you calls only.
So was just a misunderstanding with the students who dont normally make calls to alumns, etc. One thing I'm glad I never had to do as a student lol.
go read Wilkins tweets with comment from Brown about playing. To me that is enough. By the way to me $38k is fine price to pay for me to have my alma mater look really good to recruits saying "hey, we have been in a postseason tournament for 6 straight years, including 3 NCAA tournaments...how many has ______________ been to?"
Whatever gets you going. I hope we are not using CBI/CIT appearances as a recruiting tool.
Well if we are I'm sure that Coach Brown knows more about what is needed for recruiting than we do.
The time has come to see which guys will be brought back and who will be departing.
We noticed Jamir wasn't at many of the end away games nor at some of the end home games. He was not in Vermont. So he is likely out. We can only hope that Xavier and Jaraan who were in Vermont, plan to stay. I'd hope that if Jamir made it clear he wasn't coming back that if others had the same thought they would have told the coaching staff. As you said, time to wait and see. Maybe a post season tournament would give us an idea.. like who shows up and who doesn't.
If Jamir leaves and Dallas and Mike graduate, that's 3 spots, and we know of 3 spots coming in (Healy, Lulkia and Hank). So maybe it will just be Jamir.
Honestly, I like Nichols more for coming out in the presser and taking responsibility for the loss. If you're looking for leadership, I think that's what it looks like. I don't think it was his fault.Like others have said, I think there were other guys who wanted the "perfect" shot and passed up on decent shots.
Having gone to 8 away games this year, we were able to see David's attitude up close and personal being the first or second rows behind the bench. (at home we're on the opposite side of the benches so you don't get the insight) I made a comment on the board after the first away game at Penn St about his negative attitude because it was surprising to see that from someone on our team. I got some slack for my comments because I was being too harsh since he had never started a D1 game, but I think as the first few games played out it wasn't just my snark observation, but obviously more others since the staff ended up not starting him for a game to make a point to him.
Now it's the last game of the year, the Championship game, after starting the conference season 0-3, sitting 4 feet from the bench I can say I saw a different David. There was a point in the game during a time out where they were sitting in their seats waiting for Brown to come over and draw up a play. David got up and started engaging with his teammates..he had more positive raw emotion towards his team than I had ever seen. I saw the Jacob Iati 'cheerleader' in him and that's saying a lot because I think Jacob was one of our best team cheerleaders. David was getting the group together trying to cheer his guys on. I turned to GDG and I said "THAT'S" the leader we need in this group. It was the first time I had seen anyone on the team do that this year.
David went through a lot this year being a sophomore in college, starting for a D1 team, losing his sister and who knows what else. He's 19 years old but I think we'll see him grow personally, academically and on the court. Here's hoping to that.
That quickly devolved from a game they shouldn't have won to a game they shouldn't have lost. Hero ball indeed.
Good effort; now make a run in a secondary, tertiary, or quaternary post season tournament to close out the season.
Yes, unfortunately it's what you get sometimes out of a guy who has supreme confidence in himself but relatively young and with a developing mental game. Nichols as a senior doesn't attempt 25 shots. Ypu live and hopefully learn with a young kid seeing really his first year of action.
I'm OK with it...
Agreed. That's who David seems to be as a player. We can't love him and hate him for it based on the outcome. That is how he is going to play. He could have tried to distribute more but when he did no one but Travis really stepped up on offense. I'm happy that many of these guys will be around for 2 more years. A feeling we haven't felt under Brown..Championship loss..humbles us all as armchair quarterbacks.
Doesn't mean he has to continue to play that way. Coach Brown and the staff need to teach him. They need to change that behavior and they can. In the games where he plays big he doesn't force as much as he did today. There were at least 4-5 wasted possessions in the second half where he dribbled into everyone and lost the ball or chucked it up or shot a bad and contested long three. In a championship game against a team like UVM you cannot waste possessions. The coaches need to coach him on that stuff. I'm not blaming this game on him only because others also made key mistakes but they need to get that under control for next year.
What makes you think they aren't? You forget they actually sat him earlier in the year?
Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Does he need to continue to mature? No question but he is a great player and a great Dane.
You have to live with a young kid essentially a freshman learning on the job in a title game.
I'm a nichols fan...
whoa, whoa, whoa.... I think my post was taken the wrong way. I am a HUGE David Nichols fan. HUGE! My point was in response to Mrs. GDG that is who he is and basically that we have to deal with it. (not a knock on you MrsGDG so please don't take it that way) I was just saying that the staff needs to and can change that behavior. You don't want him to be tentative but you don't want what we had in the second half today going forward.
I definitely do not want to come off as blaming David for this game, as I said in my initial post. I think he is a huge player and a star for our program and looking forward to the next two years.
All good lol. It just seemed ppl were getting on him for what he has been doing all year that's all. Agreed they need to harness it, but I guess I also saw others on the team taking the passes and not putting up shots or missing open looks. So I'm not shocked David took so many shots...even if they were forced. I was surprised we didn't have more ppl on the team stepping up to the challenge to score.