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  1. 7 points
    Lets not forget that with Joe and David on the roster we did win 67 game in 3 seasons and they were true Student/athletes!!!! We should appreciate them for their accomplishments. Our standard has become the NCAAs so they did fall short there but they really had a good run. I wish them the BEST and hope they are not disappointed at the end of next season.
  2. 7 points
    I'm pretty sure that's our role in those whole thing, isn't it?. We're not players and we're not coaches. We watch youtube clips and look up the 3pt percentages of our recruits. Then next year we'll drive through snowstorms to away games. We'll live and die with each foul call and then won't be able to talk the next day from screaming. We're fanatics, that's just what we do.
  3. 5 points
    Fourteenth straight AE title for the men, tenth straight for the women
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    This is the truest post in the history of Big Purple Fans.
  6. 5 points
    It finally comes out - Siena is the step child of St Bonnies.
  7. 5 points
    My wife likes to say sports are basically soap operas for men. Have to agree with her on this one.
  8. 5 points
    Looks like a decent hire. He's already has a lost to Coach Brown. We beat MSM in the first four a few years ago.
  9. 5 points
    Keep him around. I want to see further destruction of their basketball program
  10. 5 points
    We've had some heated debates about uniform changes.
  11. 5 points
    Sometimes there is addition by subtraction !!!!!! Who knows!!!! Ability is extremely important but team chemistry is often underestimated!!!!!!
  12. 5 points
    Let's give a thanks to Connor Fields who obviously could have transfered to the ACC the past couple years and has chosen to stay to help lead the team to possible glory.
  13. 4 points
    Does the America East allow its teams to play on the home court of DII teams? I mean, if not...Benson's hands are tied.
  14. 4 points
    Because we needed some good news today. Congrats to women's golf for winning the MAAC championship for the second straight year. I believe Albany now has more MAAC championships this year than Siena. That was for you Bob.
  15. 4 points
    President of Siena gets up to the podium and welcomes J. Christian to Olean...they don't even know as a program what city they are in. No wonder they couldn't find their ass with both hands trying to fire Patsos and hire a new coach.
  16. 4 points
    “The Old and the Delusional”
  17. 4 points
    Antonio Rizzuto - Player of the year Antonio Rizzuto, Northeastern, 6-3, sr.: Solidified his standing as one of the best players to come out of York County with another stellar season. He averaged a YAIAA-best 23.4 points per game, knocking down 61 percent of his shots inside the arc. A two-time GameTimePA first-team all-star, he sank a YAIAA-best 102 3-pointers and knocked down 44 percent of those attempts. He also averaged eight rebounds per contest. Undercut while attempting a layup in the postseason, he played in the final six games of his career with a fractured tailbone. He finished his career with 1,565 points, ranking third on the school's all-time list. Rizzuto has signed to play at the University at Albany.
  18. 4 points
    This is what you get with the Godfather of the AE....deep connections out there. And hope springs eternal...I say if 99 want's go hog wild with hype...go for it..DON'T FORGET TO START THE ENGINE (gentle tickle)
  19. 4 points
    A lot of people on this board were pretty happy we were able to pick up Ale Foster because of the grad transfer rule. Some were even saying Brown should even go out and get one or two more. Unfortunately this is the other side of that rule. People came in and poached our program. I find these two transfers out of the program to be very unfortunate I wonder if Joe would have stayed for his final year if they were able to make the dance in one of his first three years. I wouldn't put this on the same level of Logan Aronholt. I find this situation to be worse. Joe is a Local guy, great player, great teammate, leader, tough, all the things you want. I always found Logan to be soft and hide in big moments. I didn't think he was very dependable. I agree with the guys who said this is a bad look for future recruits too. It just lends itself to questions of why and how could this happen. But, for the current incoming guys and guys coming off their redshirt year, its a great opportunity. I was hoping Joe could show them the way before his 4 years was up, hopefully they don't follow his lead now.
  20. 4 points
    It was a critical error by Benson, overall, and is one of the reasons I am not sold on him being an administrator. Marketing guy...yep. But not sold on the package.
  21. 4 points
    My very first thought when I saw this tonight was that this is what happens when your AD refuses to fund the team's post season. As a fan, I agree with most that the CIT and the CBI do not thrill me, but, I recall a post by Patch stating that the players wanted another game. If the AD doesn't support the players, why should we expect David and Joe to pass on the opportunity to play at a higher level. My second thought was that Patsos will be rushing to sign a new contract knowing we enter the season with only Campbell & Clark as returning players
  22. 4 points
    Olddog- 100% agree. We have some INSANE talent coming in...and they better just be ready to go. As a fan, I am hurt by Joe’s departure. I get it...but he won’t be anything more than a 6th-8th man on a Power 5 program. He could have played pro in Europe wherever he played his last year. He was a legacy guy...a local hero. Personally, the NCAA needs to get it’s $iena straight...work with the NBA to get rid of the one and done...and work on themselves to get the Grad Transfer rule abolished. It’s destroying low major and mid-major hoops...and the NCAA is forgetting what makes hoops so great. Wait until the not havin to sit a year rule goes into affect- forget about keeping stud players.
  23. 4 points
    Hopefully Lulka and Hanks can contribute and we can grab 2 solid bigs. No reason we shouldn't be good the question is how good can we be. It's David & Joe's last shot at the NCAAs, every freshman that has stayed 4years over the last 8 or 9 years has had at least 1 NCAA appearance.
  24. 4 points
    The complaining about each other is part of the fun of it though. Brown has gotten much better at it over the years. I love hearing his little subtle jabs during interviews that if you weren't a real fan you wouldn't realize he was pointing directly across town.
  25. 4 points
    I am good with the siena game being cancelled. Take it off the schedule and get a CAA or A10 school on the schedule. Someone who will challenge us and give us a home and home, if we aren't too little for those conferences to come to SEFCU.
  26. 4 points
    Spoken like someone that doesn't understand CB and what drives him. I don't think incentives (money) drives him at all or he would have left. He continues to win games, qualify for post season play and make sure that he helps produce Student/athletes that represent UA well. I don't think he has ever had an "if you don't care I don't care attitude". This year he played WVU in an exhibition, scrimmaged Buffalo so he seeks competition and that's seemingly what drives him. When he got the job he made a commitment to consistently keep UA near the top of the AE, I think he thought he had depth and redshirted the 3 Aussies (1 medical) and I think they might have helped but he tried to do what was best for them and the program. He's 67-33 over the last 3 (non NCAA) seasons and some fans think he's complacent that's a compliment to the program he took over where they were 19-57 in CB's first 2 1/2 seasons ( 1st year 7-13 taking over for Beeten). Hey, disappointing season at 22-10 is a good sign! Let's see if CB can get some bigs to add to with what we have. It seems like a lot of depth on the perimeter.
  27. 4 points
    SportsCenter tweeted after the game about how Albany soundly beat UMBC a few weeks ago and it has been retweeted and liked thousands of times since. UMBC’s huge accomplishment is bringing recognition to our program too, and it’s great for the conference as a whole!!
  28. 4 points
    You are extremely irrational at the moment. Lol. UMBC did what no other team could have done in 135 tries. We also beat UMBC by 44 points this year. Stony Beat them by 30+. Crazy things happen. UVA plays UMBC 1000 times, they probably win 990. Crazy things happen. To say that UMBC winning has undone everything we've accomplished makes little sense. When UVM beat Cuse in a massive upset, did that set us back 15 years? Within a couple of years, we were making our debut in the big dance. UMBC will get a lot of recognition and that will be good for our conference. Mid-majors conferences are only as good as the results they produce in big game situations. I think this ultimately helps UA, and I think we could have an excellent team next year.
  29. 3 points
    I think Campbell deserves some recognition he is the only returning starter and a 2 time All AE Defensive team member (as voted by the AE coaches). It seems he AE coaches appreciate him more than most UA fans.
  30. 3 points
    Love this: “I’m looking at the glass half full, not half empty,’’ Brown said. “No excuses. We’ll have different guys on different nights. I like the talent in our program. I’m confident we’ll be good.’’
  31. 3 points
    50-50 deal or it is time to walk ... will be significantly disappointed with our athletic director if we agree to anything less ... LCC needs that game for attendance figures, desperately ... I may, if the lopsided terms continue, have to join others on the board who have boycotted the game ... UA has won 5 of the last 6 (including the last two) ... four year deal, two and two ... anything less, please move on and schedule someone else ... let LCC and their business partners (TUC, etc.) absorb the hit ($) ... hope that all on the board (if they haven't already) make their feelings known to Mark B.
  32. 3 points
    A well known Siena *clears throat* fan (read stalker) MTS who doesn't even attend games, has no season tickets etc. has already pledged his allegiance on LCC board... ""Listening to Jamion - we got the right guy. He's the right guy at the right time. He's young and hungry. Well spoken. He commands respect. I'm ready to run into a wall for the guy!!" ...into the wall for the guy...I'M DYING HELP ME!
  33. 3 points
    That's not a hope, that's a given.
  34. 3 points
    This post by a certain spaz called 'glen' on their board had me DYIN: Mediocrity? HE is talking about mediocrity? Has this guy been livin under a rock for the past 10 years? 24-9 in back to back years a few years ago, with a 1 loss conference season too boot? 3 championships since Jamar left? 20 win season in like 7 of the last 9? Absolutely PWNING Siena year in, year out not only on the hardwood but every other type of wood or field known to man? Mediocrity? If that's mediocrity, sign me up for that and then some every year. Siena fans have to be some of the least intelligent out there.
  35. 3 points
    I like following the recruiting stuff but I don't know how much you can tell from it. It's encouraging to see other good school interested in your recruits but it's certainly not a guarantee. The JUCO players seem hard to guage based on recruiting information online. There was practically no information about Gary Johnson when he came to Albany and he ended up starting and playing in two NCAAs. Ditto for Evan Singletary who seemed to come from nowhere (in terms of hype.)
  36. 3 points
    This is actually the first year I wouldn't really have a problem with the Oneonta game. Considering we just lost everyone but the mascot to graduation or transfer and we're going to have a bunch of new starters. If there were ever a time to play this game it would be this year.
  37. 3 points
    Healy and Rizzuto are SG no matter what the scouting services say plus Fromm and Brooks are 40% 3pfg shooters coming in.
  38. 3 points
    Same guy doing the hiring. There's hope!
  39. 3 points
    High expectations are already set for UA regardless of who is expected to play CB has us expecting to be good the question is will we be NCAA good. I would expect next year's team to be opposite of this year's team. Next year's group could start slow and improve all year long.
  40. 3 points
    I just noticed the list of schools we have lost recruits to. Not a bad list. We are aiming high! VCU, USF, Pitt, Western Mich, ...
  41. 3 points
    There's literally no pressure on anyone next season. Hopefully they can all play loose and adjust as we go. Whatever happens happens. Can't get worse than a first round exit this year in the quarters.
  42. 3 points
    Must contain our excitement...we had an NCAA bound team on paper this previous year and although we won a ton that didn't materialize. These guys look like great gets but the jury is still out on if they will buy into the system and play their role as needed and gel as a team...but so far, this has been a pretty solid off season for Mr. Brown. I approve on all counts.
  43. 3 points
    What are you talking about. Seriously. Your posts are constantly "ax grinder" types. 1. Campus culture has zero to do with women's hoops but for about 10 schools that have big followings. If you are referring to some other campus culture, that is also some horse nonsense. 2. No Title IX issues have any effect on the woman's basketball program...so no coach is going to be bothered by that subject. In fact, our Women's HC is paid an astronomical amount of money that is rarely seen at this level. She's paid that in DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO MEETING TITLE IX. 3. Budgetary issues, again, have zero to play here with women's hoops unless, again, we are talking about P5 schools. Anything but P5 budgets for women's hoops are merely a reflection of the rest of the DI programs generally. 4. Please explain what other FEDERAL LAWSUIT affects UA...specifically the athletic program. Honestly, I don't get your posts...EVER. They are completely half-cocked...and that's giving you a 1/4.
  44. 3 points
    Matt Campell cleared 7’5” in the high jump this weekend. Winning the prestigious Florida Relays and now has the best height in the nation.
  45. 3 points
    I am what I am... There will most likely be times next year where I'll be pouring gasoline on my self and jumping into the gif. I apologize in advance although I'll do my best trying to remember that this will he a crazy young team. I just want effort, heart, love for the game to come through and them making strides with experience. Will try to keep the reality of what this roster is in perspective. Lol
  46. 3 points
    No doubt we are going to struggle sometimes next year and Click will post gifs of burning dumpster fires. Last year there were times, even in games we won, that the team looked like it wasn't having much fun. Hopefully we see something different next year.
  47. 3 points
    Again, I liked Zach Bye when he was here and I know he is/was a long time friend of Joe; but this comment just sounds like talk show fodder. How can he make a comment like this? There is plenty more that Joe could have done! For starters if nothing else, finish what he started; not to mention that he could lead a team to the ncaa's, could become player of the year in the conference, could break all sorts of personnel records. I know it sounds bitter to say he has not accomplished any of these things and truth be told the records, rewards & ncaa are really secondary, but finishing what he started here would have been (IMHO) much more rewarding than "seeing" if he could play @ a higher level. And Oh by the way he had no higher level or for that matter any offer from any school other that UA. Maybe a little loyalty to the school that showed a lot of interest and gave him a free university degree is something MORE he could have done.
  48. 3 points
    For the record I never said good riddance. Perhaps I don’t get weepy over a kid leaving. Support is for the program and there is absolutely nothing that I can do to change things regarding personnel. So move on. See what a new crop can bring. The measure of success for our program now is not winning seasons, it’s AE crowns and NCAA trips. Does a potential recruit care that Cremo was ROY or 6th man or set some records? Or would they be more impressed if we’d taken a couple of AE titles in that time? No, it’s not dealing with loss. It’s dealing with inevitable change which arrived sooner than we thought it would.
  49. 3 points
    I get Nichols...but am annoyed with the Cremo loss. Kids these days don’t finish what they start. I get that he has Power 5 offers...but so did Jamar. Stay the course. #lifelessons Joe’s legacy just went from potential rafter jersey to Logan Aronholt.
  50. 3 points
    Mmmmm...even with COLA...no way we are in the bottom half. COLA is what, 3k a student? Now, if you are talking salaries of staff...different story. Completely underpaid. Base expenditures, top half of league. I've been completely underwhelmed by the Athletic Department expenditures, particularly on the operations front. Way too much corporate waste that should be spent on the program itself. The ADept needs to stop d@cking around with font changes on jerseys and failed marketing...YES...FAILED. Attendance is a disaster, in general, for all sports but lax. Put the money in the product...not ushers. We need SEFCU fixed...and we need the basketball operations budget juiced up to keep the Danes in the 1-2 spot in the league for per player expenses. So, I don't disagree with your premises...just not that failing to provide COLA has put us in the bottom half of the league. We spend nearly 1.9 million on hoops.