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  1. 6 points
    Most of the accolades Benson gives himself are not really even "his". Most were done by or ushered by other people in the University for athletics. I think most people know that he is not a coaches AD but an administrative AD. McElroy was a Coaches AD but let the administrative side of the house fall apart. Benson was brought in to be the other side of the spectrum supposedly focusing on fundraising and administrative stuff. He also sold himself as someone who would increase community and fan involvement with the program. However the large fundraising that they have done has actually been the work of Development (schools fundraising arm) not Benson. GDAC is actually under Development and is partially under Athletics (joint venture). Securing the scoreboard funds, the football stadium naming rights were also key things that were done by Development. We have more professional season tickets with pictures. And that's really cool but we no longer see much if any advertising on billboards or TV as we originally did when he first got here. There are also few if none GDAC listening sessions etc. (Because we would all be there to complain I'm sure....) There is also no interaction with fans at the games at GDAC area. They now use money to pay for security to kick us out of a basketball game 5 minutes after it ends. And have yet to tell anyone publicly why they are doing that. Then the whole Gattuso thing.... You have that whole seat debacle with the stadium where they told us we couldn't bring in our seats and then retract a year after when they realized they didn't know what they were doing. (Making up that it was UPD) They also charge for parking which I can tell you no other America East School does and barely any school that I go visit for away basketball games does. I truly can't think of the last non UA college sporting event I went to that charged parking. (And the fact that they jack the price for good games is price gouging..) A lot of unkept promises from when he was hired. And agreed as others have pointed out...infact seems worse in many ways. Especially the operations side ...still as bad as it was under McElroy.. we just are now paying more for bad services (but pretty tickets). Hmm I think we got the short end of the stick..
  2. 5 points
    I was a McElroy guy. Fundraising was by far his biggest negative. You have to ask people to give you money, that is sadly a big part of the job. Dr. McElroy presided over the growth of the most successful athletics program in the America East. That athletic success was never translated into financial success. There was no GDAC until Benson got here. Other than that we have seen nothing but incompetence out of his reign. Mr. Benson does not have the experience or the personality to run a D1 athletic program. After five years here all he has to show is that he created a fundraising group that is mostly funded by forcing people to donate money in order to pay for their overpriced season tickets. Time for a change at the top. Let President Rodriguez know that we can do better and we expect better.
  3. 5 points
    Cool story on ESPN about the Aussies at Albany. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26182429/the-story-college-basketball-unlikely-aussie-stronghold
  4. 5 points
    I never thought DJ Evans would amount to a hill of Siena, but his improvement going into his senior year was astounding. Those who stay will be champions.
  5. 5 points
    It's your GDAC $ probably... Better to use money for that than the stupid security that kicks you out after 5 mins.
  6. 4 points
    Not that I care one iota; but "mayhem's" record at Mt. St. Mary was NOT awe-inspiring and a barely .5OO record and second round knock-out in the 2nd/3rd worse conference in the country. GW desperate obviously; but I am not sure exactly what everyone see's in JC. He promised mayhem and a fast passed offense and won most of their games on the defensive end. I think lcc had a higher scoring average under pathos. Probably wrong about all of this, as I don't follow that school very close; but anything that hurts them makes me happy {sorry Jimbo, not as magnanimous as you--no offense intended.}
  7. 4 points
    Christian promised "Mayhem" well he's finally delivered it to them!!!
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    Also wanted to say Campbell had a great game. That was over looked but he played extremely well.
  10. 4 points
    Halftime show was excellent. We've had a couple good ones this year...did someone up our budget or something? Been going to every home game for like 12 years and we never had this kind of show before this year.
  11. 3 points
    I feel bad for a few decent Siena fans but this couldn't have happened a better bunch...L M A O
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    The consensus of the posters on this board seems to be 4500-5000 seating capacity would be the goal. I am going to disagree. I don't think we will fill much bigger anytime soon, but spending 8 figures on something that doesn't have room for growth is shortsighted IMO. It will be 25-30 years before something else gets built. I'd rather see something in the 6500-7000 range with all chairbacks, and the ability to cover a section if it will be too empty. Something like big UA sheets that cover the corner sections or something. The venue will be used for graduations, concerts, and all types of other events. Why go too small, as long as there is a way to hide empty sections.
  14. 3 points
    ODUs stadium is nice, but way too big for what we need. Give me a Quinnipiac or Monmouth type place. Or even something like Stony Brook. I think an arena around the capacity of 4K with all chairbacks is perfect.
  15. 3 points
    He's doing a fine job of it on his own by not getting anything really done.
  16. 3 points
    Trey Hutcheson 1st Team All State More Congrats to our guy @treyhutch_3 on an outstanding career!! •2018-2019 First Team All-State •4th All-Time leading scorer in school history with 1,235 points •2 time First Team All Conference •3 time First Team All Metro •IBCA Academic All State Team Below are all of the IPSWA all-state teams. Class 4A (Largest schools) FIRST TEAM DJ Carton (Bettendorf), senior Tyreke Locure (Des Moines North), senior Patrick McCaffery (Iowa City West), senior Noah Carter (Dubuque Senior), senior Logan Wolf (Cedar Falls), senior Aidan Vanderloo (Sioux City East), senior Keegan Murray (Cedar Rapids Prairie), senior Trey Hutcheson (Linn-Mar), senior
  17. 3 points
    They can be also deep pockets who are pro WB and donors to the University as a whole (including non Athletics donors). School wouldn't want to piss those ppl off either. Everything is connected, people are connected... Athletics might want to to be it's own fiefdom but they aren't in a vacuum.
  18. 3 points
    Then have them pony up for a remodel...
  19. 3 points
    I'll temporarily come out of my hibernation to offer one avenue: His telephone number is 518-442-BLOB. No joke!
  20. 3 points
    Campbell, again had a nice game. Really glad his career ended with him playing well.
  21. 3 points
    Most places we play have courts with some acknowledgment of a past great or a builder of the program. If Doc Sauers is not that, I don't know anyone who could be. What do we have to do to have SEFCU arena's court named 'Doc Sauers Court'? I could think of no greater tribute to the man who did so much for the UA basketball program.
  22. 3 points
    Benson is on it, between shovels of coal that he's heaping on the burning mess that is Gattuso and that program.
  23. 3 points
    Chris Whyland‏ @CWhyland 12m12 minutes ago More Replying to @Inside_Lacrosse @UAlbanyMLax The Univ of Michigan will receive $173.8 mil from Nike over the next 5 years while the student athletes are required to play the part of unpaid walking billboards for the company. But let's suspend @Tehoka1 for tagging a company that strings lacrosse sticks. Makes sense to me...
  24. 3 points
    Healy is being asked to do way too much right now. You can see it in his legs. He’s exhausted. I’ve got zero concerns with him. They need a PG and they need one now. Clark is a 10 minute guy for me. That’s all. Having Healy run the point and trying to be your sniper? Never gonna work. I’m torn between going and grabbing a juco or the best four year guy you can get. With a four year guys, it’s asking a lot for a frosh. But I like four year guys.
  25. 3 points
    Another random observation Watching enough games in person at home and the away.. regarding turnovers.. you can see most of them are due to miscommunication rather than steals (well outside of Clark who doesn't protect the ball that well) It seems most the time the players turnover due to not knowing where others are on the court, bobbled balls. Another thing I hope gets better once the team has a year under their belt. Can't underestimate team chemistry and strength training. Time will hopefully help that.
  26. 3 points
    Tie game in lax with a minute left. OT in basketball. Weekends are supposed to be relaxing but this one is killing me.
  27. 3 points
    Curious on the Rizzuto thing too. That's quite the embellishment though...he went absolutely FLYING. And agreed on Clark. I've been saying it all season and people have disagreed...he is Nichols 2.0. Plays to his own beat. If he wants a shot, he'll take a shot all else be damned. If he wants to drive to the hoop and ignore a guy in a corner and throw up some double pump, reverse, 360 spin, between the legs, around the head, off the backboard layup...he'll do just that, all else be damned. Granted he has made the right decision a number of times, but more often than not, his decision making is terrible. He's cost us a LOT this season. At least a couple of wins. I'm sure he's a great guy and from all accounts it sounds like he is 100x the teammate that Nichols was...so I feel bad saying this, but on the floor, I think he's gotten the 'I'm the man this year' feelin a bit too much. Thing is, he isn't even The Man. Cameron Healey is The Man. This is Cam's team IMO.
  28. 3 points
    If last night didn't convince EVERYONE here that this Albany team desperately needs a PG, nothing will. If a scholarship were to somehow become available, it's imperative that someone is recruited to run with the other young kids for the next 3/4 years. There is NO answer on the roster at the PG spot. Last night the PG went for 2-8 with 1 rb, 1ast and 4to's one of them being ABSOLUTELY critical, at least the 3rd time this season in a loss where his poor decision probably cost us the game. 29 games into the season and here we sit...
  29. 3 points
    Iowa high school playoffs have started. Trey Hutcheson's team advanced Friday night. Hutcheson had 24 points including 18-21 from the line. https://www.kcrg.com/content/sports/Linn-Mar-on-to-substate-final-after-beating-Waterloo-East-506252771.html
  30. 3 points
    UML lost to Hartford tonight which moves us into 5th place. As unlikely as it seemed a few weeks ago, we're still alive for a first round home game.
  31. 3 points
    Well... That was something. First comment is gonna be about malachi... Not sure how or what got into him but wow.
  32. 3 points
    Don Holway, record scorer before Jamar Photo archives of "State College News" are pretty poor quality, but some things haven't changed in 60 years
  33. 2 points
    So Boals is off the his Alma mater in the MAC and Ohio. Don't know what effects this will have on the SBU roster, but have to think that it will set them back a little.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    Some have...just saying. There is money in a pot, that was not secured by Benson, from my understanding. And it 'aint a small pot. We are talking multiple millions.
  36. 2 points
    Those four are ranked way below Vermont, and except for Bonnie are below where you’d expect an AE champ to be most years. They’re not what I’d call a reach if we’re aiming to get back on top.
  37. 2 points
    Not sure I've ever seen a year where as soon as a team gets to number 1 or 2, they get beat. Also so many upsets by "upstarts." Makes our 10 week run as number 1 last year pretty remarkable
  38. 2 points
    Down goes SBU in an upset. Bings 1st AE win in 7 years.
  39. 2 points
    Atrocious ball-handling. Who's our point guard for next year again? Oh right...
  40. 2 points
    NO, U Albany Compliance made him sit out not the coach!
  41. 2 points
    Plain and simple, we looked like a below average D1 team.
  42. 2 points
    i am not ready to go there, but said early on this would be Marr's biggest coaching challenge in recent memory and so far not a passing grade IMO
  43. 2 points
    I don't know enough about lacrosse to know what's going on with this team, if it's talent, inexperience or what but they are a mess.
  44. 2 points
    Ya know, if he does leave and goes pro, I honestly can't blame him. Would you? He has the talent and ability and he's trying to do the right thing and get an education and compete with a strong college program that plays strong if not elite college programs to to show off and improve his skills. If the NCAA is gonna go after him for garbage like this, why waste the time when you know NLL, MLL and the PLL will line up to take him in a heart beat.
  45. 2 points
    Long term plan is a point guard with a great handle and the ability to drive the lane, collapse the defense and dish for an easy bucket. Clark has part of that equation, it's the rest of it that is the problem. Healy and Rizzuto have an ok handle but if I am an opposing coach and see them bringing the ball up regularly, I am pressing them big time. Don't think they can escape the press without turnovers.
  46. 2 points
    Yeah... Im sure the guy forgot how to coach after like 6 20+ win seasons and 5 ncaa trips. Stop it... Albany was like a 14pt dog on the road. Hartford is #1 experienced team in the country and did what those types of teams do and kept battling.
  47. 2 points
    I have been an ardent defender of Clark on the board all year because I do not see anyone put in the effort he does on every single play. He is the best ball handler, and the only one that effectively attacks. That said, there were at least 3 occasions during this game that you could see (and hear with the light crowd during the snowstorm) that Brown yelled at him telling him to think. Kid seems smart. Seems like a great teammate. Seems like a great talent. Someone just needs to work with him on the mental aspects of his game and getting him to trust his teammates more. He needs to learn to not go up in the air not knowing if he is going to shoot or if there someone available to pass to. Kid has been a baller who was the best player on the court one minute, then makes high school mistakes the next. We all have to remember hat while he is technically a junior, he is really a freshman when it comes to minutes. He barely played last year, and was stuck behind some pretty good players in high school. I still see him as a major part of the team, and one that will improve next season. I like him in the 6th/7th man spot. This year with Campbell, and next year with what I assume will be Doherty.
  48. 2 points
    21 threes from the AE record. Pretty much means if theres a semi final game for albany this year he gets it.
  49. 2 points
    Bad enough when recruits get our name wrong, but grown men who will get paid? Dude, it's at Albany not of.
  50. 2 points
    I saw Jones, but don't know what was up. If I can i will try and find out. Mostly, just so happy for Davis Diamond who was getting hosed. Welcome back Davis! Hopefully LSN has the game on demand so I can watch it, but again the close D played well one on one, but still looked like a lot of unnecessary slides. Most of the breakdowns seemed to be by middies and LSM's. What seemed like a lot of sketchy calls by the coaches didn't seem to cost us in the end. Looking at the scores today, it is going to be a crazy season so to get a much needed road win was a big deal.