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  1. 8 points
    It's that magical time of year when we erect our Festivus poles. Wait, that didn't come out right. Happy Festivus! In keeping with tradition, you've have disappointed me greatly and now you're going to hear about it. Now it's time for the "airing of the grievences..." Gattuso, your record - stinks! NCAA, your grad transfer rule - stinks! How far in the pockets of the power conferences are you people? Mark Benson, your policy of throwing people out of Sefcu 30 seconds after basketball games are over - stinks! Some schools roll out basketballs and let kids shoot some hoops on the court after the game. And now, the feats of strength: Stony Brook, our football team had it rough but we still beat you and made national highlights doing it. Lacrosse, final four. Siena, you've lost to us so often you won't even play us anymore.
  2. 7 points
    College basketball games are 40 minutes and with 5 players on the floor that means there are 200 minutes to go around. Last night we played freshman for 101 of those 200 minutes. As good as our freshman our, unless they're named Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, we're going to struggle early in the season. I'm surprised at the reactions to Lulka. Maybe we all expected him to come with a cape, a big "S" on his shirt and fly around Sefcu Arena. I thought he's been pretty solid for his first two games - Avg 9PPG, 6 RPG while shooting over 58% from the floor. He showed a couple of nice post moves. Right now, our offense is no where near organized enough to get him consistent touches in the post.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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..
  6. 6 points
    Much better stated Click. Devonte has always been one of my favorites on the team. 2 years ago he was the most athletic guy on the team, and he had a few beautiful Alley Oop dunks that season. He is a hard worker, a great leader, and someone who just seems like a great guy to be around. If he doesn't go on to play internationally, it would not surprise me in the slightest if he became a great coach. That said, his shooting troubles so far this season, and for most of last season, have definitely made it significantly harder for the team to win. Opposing defenses haven't given his shot much respect and have been able to lay off. removing lanes and jamming the offense. If he is on the floor and open, I want him taking shots right now. Including outside shots. Make them or miss them, he needs the opposition to know that he will shoot them if open. No one wants to be that guy that let a low percentage shooter drain a 3 in front of them. If I was the coach, I would probably play him around 25 minutes again, split between the 3 and the 4. If he is hot, time can go up, if cold, lower it a little. As I said before, seems like a great kid and I am glad he is in purple and gold.
  7. 6 points
    So Rizzuto just strolls into the 9th game of the season and, after not playing a minute of D1 basketball drops 13 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. If there are any other Rizzuot/Iatis out there we should totally offer them a scholarship. Also, nice find of Fruscio to set up his score. Best game of the year for Hank. I'm not sure what the MAAC did to Ahmad Clark but had 30 against Canisius and 29 against Monmouth. There were stretches of Ahmad and four frosh out there. That's a good sign. The zone in the first half was interesting. Made rebounding tough though. Monmouth is good for what ails you but a solid step in the right direction.
  8. 6 points
    Just a reminder that reading this thread isn't mandatory for anyone.
  9. 6 points
    I can't remember a year when we've had this many interesting story lines going into a season. -Son of an NFL QB might be our starting QB -Hanks coming back from injury -Former starting QB and Punter might be starting at LB -Former basketball player as a Tight End. -Click still banned by Gattuso on Twitter.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 5 points
    It's your GDAC $ probably... Better to use money for that than the stupid security that kicks you out after 5 mins.
  14. 5 points
    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
  15. 5 points
    You might have left out the best part. Saturday is Australia Day!
  16. 5 points
    I know but we gotta keep in mind that these are real human beings who are trying...it's easy to post semi-anonymously on a message board. The other day I even felt bad for ripping into Losertuso constantly...Call me a softy if you must, it's the Holidays!
  17. 5 points
    I think we need to be careful to not castigate a young man to much and just let the coaches do what's best for team. Yes, he's struggles shooting the ball but let's remember, he's a Dane and his effort has never been an issue especially as we turned over such a huge part of the roster. Whatever role he's in, I wish him the best of luck...he's a good kid but if there are better options available for the good of the team hopefully they are utilized.
  18. 5 points
    We had a putrid home loss against Harvard to go 2-6 in the first 8 games of the 2005-06 season. I don't remember how the rest of that year went.
  19. 5 points
    UA 1 #21 Arizona 0. Let’s hear it for the ladies!!
  20. 5 points
    Hopefully, GWU has learned its lesson and will take out its anger on its next opponent
  21. 5 points
    Jus saw that. Awesome. Anyone saying this isn’t good for Albany is insane. I’m still not happy they left...but we have two kids that are first guys or so off the bench for the national champs and a top ranked ACC team. Brown did a great job getting and coaching these kids.
  22. 5 points
    Women win their first AE XC championship. Well done ladies.
  23. 5 points
    Congratulations to WSOC! Beat Hartford today, SBU lost to UMass Lowell so UA hosts AE championship ?
  24. 5 points
    Major land for Coach and the staff. Mitch Doherty just committed. Big time passer and overall big. Had an offer from UMASS and was supposed to be on his offical to Hartford this weekend. Great job
  25. 5 points
    Yup, yup and yup. It isn't just this year either. If you look over the last couple of seasons they've outperformed us in in the CAA. To me, that's the capper. If both programs were struggling, you could say the CAA is tough ,etc. The fact that they are doing well and maintaining it, really shines a light on us being in the cellar.
  26. 5 points
    And I have noticed that our fellow SUNY brethren Stony Brook, are playing great ball this season including destroying URI today 52-14. Just makes our pathetic season look even worse. Ready for BB!
  27. 5 points
    Your honor(s), I'd like to submit exhibit #147 into evidence to support the charges of the thread herein, where the defendant Gattuso has been charged with the destruction of an entire football program and demoralizing an entire fan base of seasoned vets into not bothering with attending games. Exhibit 147 = Homecoming Massacre of 2018
  28. 5 points
    I changed mine to read "Greatness Lived Here" weeks ago.
  29. 5 points
    They had the longest winning streak in the country until tonight. The way I look at it. Albany beats Morgan State - Morgan State beat North Carolina A+T - North Carolina A+T beat ECU - ECU beat North Carolina - North Carolina just beat Pitt. That means, we're better than Pitt. Simple.
  30. 5 points
    Does that make LaxPower ExLaxPower??
  31. 5 points
    When I was at UA, pizza had just been invented.
  32. 5 points
    Siena's AD opined that the game should be at the TUC because it is a community game and that the TUC would allow more fans to see the game. This rationale or explanation would be furthered if the schools played the game twice in one season (once at the TUC and once at SEFCU) or if the game were played once a year with the game being treated as a neutral game for Siena and not in either schools' season-ticket package. Indeed, were the game treated as a neutral game, even more community members would have access to seats because it would not be included in Siena's season ticket package. What Siena's AD is really saying is that this is a community game for Siena season ticket holders. The position taken by the Siena athletic director is offensive, one-sided, and selfish. I want nothing to do with their basketball program or school. Benson has represented our interests well, but I am not so sure Siena's AD has done the same for his school.
  33. 5 points
    Related to complaints and suggestions above, new hires at the Athletic Department: Leslie Moore, Associate AD for Facilities, Scheduling and Operations, promoted from Assistant - your complaints here. Erika Kenney, Assistant AD for Ticketing and Group Sales - hope that's selling tickets, not ticketing cars in the parking lot John Reilly, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications - assumes there's something they want to communicate, unless his job is to delete complaining emails http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15800&ATCLID=211735394 Sorry if I'm getting cynical
  34. 5 points
    Could care less. Kid has no backbone. Whatever. Program existed before and after him
  35. 5 points
    home and home or shove it.
  36. 5 points
    Fourteenth straight AE title for the men, tenth straight for the women
  37. 5 points
    #SEFCU2018 HOME AND HOME, WE WILL NO LONGER CONTRIBUTE TO LCC'S BUYOUT FUND!
  38. 5 points
    This is the truest post in the history of Big Purple Fans.
  39. 5 points
    It finally comes out - Siena is the step child of St Bonnies.
  40. 5 points
    My wife likes to say sports are basically soap operas for men. Have to agree with her on this one.
  41. 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.
  42. 5 points
    Keep him around. I want to see further destruction of their basketball program
  43. 5 points
    We've had some heated debates about uniform changes.
  44. 5 points
    Sometimes there is addition by subtraction !!!!!! Who knows!!!! Ability is extremely important but team chemistry is often underestimated!!!!!!
  45. 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.
  46. 4 points
    I agree. Clark does make some bad decisions but several of his bad decisions are because nobody else can do anything with the ball in their hands. I like to use this line a lot because its sooo true : Will Brown has forgotten more about basketball than I know. However does anyone remember what we did with sam rowely?? Brown made him have a touch down low every single possession!!!!! I think we should do the exact same thing with Lulka. Start the ball down low. Good things happen when that happens.
  47. 4 points
    Lulka didn’t have position to get more shots. Once he had position, he was given the ball and automatic. I am eating crow because early in the season I didn’t see where he Lulka hype could come from. Then I remembered he’s a frosh. The game is slowing up for him and he still doesn’t fully have a grasp on how to get position in the block. Then you look up stats and I think he’s close to averaging 9 and 7.5. Thats incredible considering his age and the amounts of touches per game. Once he does grasp positioning, watch out...he may be better than Rowley in the end.
  48. 4 points
    Hope everyone is watching the great half Hank is playing.. he is all around the ball. Really playing well.
  49. 4 points
    3 year deal, 2-1 is fine. The community needs this game too much to let it die. SEFCU in 2018 TUC in 2019 SEFCU in 2020 Anything less should be a big fat no.
  50. 4 points
    The misguided feeling of superiority by Siena and its fans sickens me. I hope we don't give in to them. I'm fine not playing them this season.
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