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  1. 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.
  2. 4 points
    Hope everyone is watching the great half Hank is playing.. he is all around the ball. Really playing well.
  3. 4 points
    The fire Gattuso and/or Benson thread seems to be still going strong over on Fall/football etc. But I decided to post my comments here as more than football is at stake. See Clacks negative assessment of football, title IX, facilities ALL right-on. In Clack's post, he does give props to Benson on GDAC and I also agree with him there; but he says Benson is hard to judge overall because COMMUNICATIONS on facilities, resource allocations, title IX are pretty much non-existent. And here-in rests my biggest concerns. Does Benson think the title IX issues are just going to evaporate???? Everything is always such a big secret?? Going back to the "bag and stadium seat" fiasco; a committee of administrators, students, fans, community leaders, campus police, etc. could have avoided so much embarrassment and BAD feelings. On these larger issues of coaching concerns , title IX, facilities, and resource management; COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY/FAN INVOLVEMENT are even more vital!
  4. 3 points
    Blame attendance on Healy. He played with RJ Barrett on Monteverde team in FL. He needed to convince him to come play for UA and CB instead of some loser program at Duke and some guy named Coach K whose won a couple of games I believe. All those dunks would pack SEFCU every game I bet. 😁😁😁
  5. 3 points
    Hard to not get excited about rizzuto and his future at UA. Him and Healey on the wings with Clark driving... Woof
  6. 2 points
    It's been going on for quite awhile. Campaigns are normally quiet until 50-60% of the goal has been received. Then the public phase begins.
  7. 2 points
    Doubt he is sucking up to Rodger...Will doesn't suck up to anyone. More likely a great big dose of Long Island sarcasm and ribbing.
  8. 2 points
    Me too. Having nothing to do with the backstory of Peter Hooley: Just the 2-6 start to the year with a team of mostly new players after a tournament appearance, then the team gels and runs to 15-1 in league. A championship game at home against the team that handed UA its only loss (also at home) then being behind the entire game, followed by a slow comeback. A packed arena full with people who thought they lost the game with a corner full of the opposing fans going nuts after a drive to the hoop is too strong and misses, only to have Warney tip the ball out to a 3-point shooter who drains it - for the win - making the crowd go crazy while that opposing corner goes completely silent and doesn't move from shock for at least 10 minutes? Yup, not sure that moment could possibly be topped. If it could, I sure hope I am there.
  9. 2 points
    Now that we know what the roster looks like thought it was time to start a new thread. Tehoka's return will be interesting. I don't think it will be without some speed bumps, but either way having him back is a major positive on offense that went from one of the best ever to pretty thin in one year. My guess it doesn't change much and that the attack will be Tehoka, Davis, and Jakob, but I think Merrick will have to figure out how does he get the the best 4-5 scorers on the field at one time despite who played where in the fall. I still think Jakob is much more effective up top because he gives us another mid range shooter, and more room to dodge. Mitch was having a very good fall before he got hurt and Cavallo had some nice moments at attack as well. The biggest question to me is quarterbacking the offense. Davis has the shiftiness to do it, but needs to be more decisive with his dodges to get things going. Tehoka is a bull dodger who needs to feel the double better this year and feed off of that, and Jakob is more the pure finisher of the three, but he definitely can get above GLE and hit that low angle lefty shot or toe drag and get in front of the cage. With Tehoka back, McComber and Mitch as well, probably become man up specialists, with McComber playing as one of the 4th attackmen out of the box. The primary shooting and scoring midfielders are Alex Burgmaster and Sean Eccles. This looks like the biggest unknown and question mark. Who else can be a consistent threat from the midfield? There are a number of candidates, but out of Noah Taylor, Jack Burgamster, Peter Schwab, Ashton Bradley, Chris Ryan, and Ron John we have to develop some outside shooting punch, and dodging ability so that defensives just can't sit on our attack. If the fall is any indication Jones and Altamari will split duties at FOGO unless one of them gets a really hot hand. The starting close defense has been locked in for a while with Dhluy, Perla, and Flip. I think we'll see more guys play down low with the shot clock as we press the action. I wasn't blown away with the goalie play in the fall ball games against Hopkins and Army. It seems like Siekierski has won the job, but seems like there should be more of a competition going on.
  10. 2 points
    Drop the stupid 10 dollar parking charge and drop tickets by 20%... They are pricing many folks out.
  11. 2 points
    Felt like more than 1900, but it's been a while since we have seen the place packed. Losing combined with Cremo and Stire gone, for local support, equals attendance down. Start winning some games and they will come.
  12. 2 points
    College lax news: @UAlbanyMLax coach Scott Marr tells @LaxSportsNet @Tehoka1 is in the process of re-enrolling in school and will be with the team in January. Marr says Tehoka was away from the program in the fall for personal reasons. More tonight on #LacrosseNow
  13. 2 points
    Tehoka is officially back and reenrolling for the spring semester.
  14. 2 points
    There's no doubt they will...it can't get much worse so even if they win 2 CAA games, you can bank on these two losers patting each other on the back. Bottom line is winning overall record and at least .500 on CAA or fire BOTH OF THEM! But it won't happen... Again, Benson has exhausted all benefit of the doubt...he had NO REASON to extend Gattuso who lost many games before that extension and yet he did...not only did he extend him but he maxed out his years under SUNY contract limitations. At most, if he thought GG could turn it around, he should have given him an extra year at most 2 which would have in effect given him either 2 or 3 year lifeline (including past season). Benson deserves every bit of the blowback he gets and more on that poor decision. He's doomed this program to a half decade of losing unless people think a coach with a winning percentage in half a decade of under 30% in the CAA is somehow magically gonna become Nick Saban. There's should be very little doubt as to what Greg Gattuso is, a loser when it comes to football. His results speak for themselves. I also don't believe for a minute if this guy loses at the same rate next season, 3 overall wins that Bensons will do the right thing...He's not gonna eat 900k (3 years left)...you can book it. GG knows he's got it made at least another 2 years...at least! Benson isn't fit to be the AD!
  15. 2 points
    If that's a route someone wants to take, folks would be better served doing that for Benson. Isn't his contract coming up?
  16. 2 points
    It really needs to get legalized and taxed. I've never even smoked it (or anything) and have no intention too. But there is mounting evidence that helps medically and we need to stop punishing kids for it. Not to mention it may help the bottom line of our local/state/federal government. If it takes $1 off my taxes, it's a win lol.
  17. 1 point
    Over the weekend, Mitch Doherty's team beat a team from Vermont and Trey Hutcheson beat a team called the Saints. Hutcheson had 31 points in a 5 overtime game. (Yes, five.) Doherty was the Blackburn Tournament MVP with a win over Vermont Academy.
  18. 1 point
    This was emailed today, thought it was an interesting read. https://www.alumni.albany.edu/s/1642/images/gid2/editor_documents/uaf_docs/foundationreport_2018_low_res.pdf?gid=2&pgid=61&sessionid=f7359b8b-009b-409c-af10-8a4f66eb4a00&cc=1 The $98 mill raised is actually up to $105 mill as of today according to the campaign page... https://www.albany.edu/thisisourtime/ This is probably a really stupid question but how are these resources allocated once the school gets them? Can any of the unspecified funds go towards...umm....say...SEFCU renovations?
  19. 1 point
    I'll remind everyone that they already have $5mill+ for SEFCU renovation as specifically designated by the Casey gift. I've heard a number around $20mill needed for a complete gut and renovation similar to what SBU did on the Island. I've also heard unsubstantiated rumors but from a good source (in the past) that Benson at least a little while ago was still thinking a brand new arena. I'm still flabbergasted that they have managed to secure ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE MILLION DOLLARS...how long has this campaign gone on? This further underscores my personal belief that if Benson would only put something to the UAlbany community at large, a plan, a vision, a rendering, a campaign...ANYTHING...maybe people would rise to the occasion especially if it's a sensible plan. But like everything else in his tenure, nothing is communicated, there is no outward vision.
  20. 1 point
    He didn't have to go that far. That's Coach Abe in the orange coat on his left.
  21. 1 point
    Havidan {I can call him by his first name after sitting with him last year at a Volleyball game. It was just after the hurricane in Puerto Rico and we had a nice discussion about the devastation and that he still had family there--of course I do not call him by his first name in person} and his beautiful wife walk by my seats pretty nearly every game and say hello. For you younger guys, the previous home game the Rodriquezs' had their beautiful daughters with them. I also love that they attend!
  22. 1 point
    I'll be surprised if we are in position to steal...
  23. 1 point
    What’s scary is is if we had whether we had won the 2 games or not in Belfast the attendance most likely would have been the same Saturday.
  24. 1 point
    Yeah I've seen it anywhere from 15-17. Less interested in a W/L and more interested in how we look. Never know though, could steal it, and I wouldn't be surprised if we do.
  25. 1 point
    Olean is in the middle of nowhere. If you live there you'll be delighted to go to a game. Like living in the North Country, every hockey game is the place to be.
  26. 1 point
    Going to get even more crowded when 6'5" Flory comes back as well. Depending on how long it takes him to get into game shape, maybe he redshirts?
  27. 1 point
    Lauderdale and Brooks seemed to lose out in the numbers game in the Rizzuto debut. Devonte got more time at PF when we played Clark, Healy and Rizzuto. Devonte getting PF minutes doesn't help Lauderdale's cause at all. We'll see if he gets more time or if they stay with French at the big guy off the bench. Either way, I like our bigs this year. I'm still not sure who are backup PG is going to be. Kind of looks like Ray Miller is going to hold down that spot?
  28. 1 point
    According to Google, Jambo is a Swahili word which is the equivalent of “hello.” So that would be very efficient as saying “hello Jambo” would be redundant. So just a hearty Jambo would get the job done. Must be careful of running afoul of cultural appropriation outrage. 😁
  29. 1 point
    That does it. If we are sitting together next year at FB you will now be called Jambo to go with Roger's theme 🤣.
  30. 1 point
    I used to have a boss who called me Jimbo. There’s no link between me and Rambo that I’m aware of. Think Rob Schneider from SNL in the sitting by the copier recurring sketch. The Caminator. The Camerista. So why not Cambo? You’re right though, Rodger does try to be cool. What drives me crazy about all sports commentators these days is all the phrases they use that sound ridiculous. Like “that kid really knows how to score the basketball”. Or in golf, “He’s always been a great ball striker.” Striking the ball is pretty much the whole game of golf in a nutshell.
  31. 1 point
    This may be borderline impossible... Yale a 15pt favorite. Hopefully we continue to develop and grow and make it a ball game.
  32. 1 point
    They beat the 2 seed Weber St and they are now 7-0 vs FCS Top 25 this season. Not bad for a place that recruiting is probably difficult. What's your excuse GG????
  33. 1 point
    Last Up: Kent State Next Up: vs Vermont TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Local Radio: 104.5 FM The Coaches Cure CF game is January 5th this year. Albany is 5-0 in Coaches Cure CF games.. let's see if that magic can continue against a good UVM team. The GOAL this year is to raise $5,000! The fundraising has just begun and we're at $600 or about 12% of the goal. Support Coach Brown, those with Cystic Fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by donating to help us get to the 100% mark. If you would like to donate please follow this link and click the yellow box on the left hand side that says "Donate to a Team Member" . The first 30 gifts of $25 or more in support of the event can earn you a ticket to the game. Information: On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the University at Albany Men's Basketball team will be hosting its 6th Annual Coaches Cure CF basketball game. I am raising awareness and funds through this event to help support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. The annual UAlbany Coaches Cure CF game began at UAlbany with a 74-63 win over Maine during the 2013-14 season. Since then, the effort has raised more than $18,000 in the fight against cystic fibrosis. The first 30 gifts of $25 or more in support of the event can earn you a ticket to the Coaches Cure CF game against Vermont on January 5th. All contributions, small and large, are appreciated! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has fueled dramatic improvements in cystic fibrosis research and care. Because of the Foundation, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives. The outlook for people with CF continues to improve year after year. Thank you in advance for your support and participation with this event, you are helping to make a difference for people living with CF. 2019 UAlbany Coaches Cure CF Website and Information: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?team_id=80411&fr_id=7423&pg=team
  34. 1 point
    Right-on summary .THANKS. I think we will be OK at midfield. Seems to be a lot of options there offensively, but as you say the question mark there may be which one's can be effective as two-ways. From what I saw in the fall, Jones and Altamari will do fine @ face-off. Won't be in the 80% range [who besides Irelan is], but mid 60's not out of the realm; and if wings develop 70's possible. I think our D will be a real strength and they may HAVE to be; because I was not impressed with either goalie in the fall. I had Yoquinto ahead of Siekierski; but maybe because he was in against #2-3 offenses {hard to tell in the fall though.}
  35. 1 point
    Fan2018, Your prediction of 15--nailed it. You also said you think Tehoka IS coming back. Hope you are right-on there also!
  36. 1 point
    Agreed, buck stops with Benson and he's been derelict in his duties with that reckless extension and he should be held accountable for it. Is there any question had Benson not done what he did that Albany would be free of Greg Gattuso? As an administrator, Mark Benson gets a solid D- from me...there have been so many issues over his tenure; everything from poor implementation of stadium policies (numerous), Title IX issues, lawsuit as a result, Gattuso, very little direction from a facilities standpoint or at least nothing communicated etc. The only thing I give him credit for is GDAC which is on the right track. Otherwise he's got a batting average similar to Gattuso...is this athletic department better off under his leadership then McElroy? I honestly don't know...convince me it is. His fate should be closely aligned to that of Gattuso.
  37. 1 point
    James Madison coach Mike Houston just took the East Carolina job. ECU is in the American Athletic conference with teams like S Florida, UConn, SMU, and some team that never loses, UCF, lol. Decent promotion for him. Any way we can submit to JMU a doctored resume for Gattuso and hope they don't check his backgound??
  38. 1 point
    I read it (otherwise how would I know about the co-award thing? lol). I just read it too fast/misinterpreted it. My point still stands...there shouldn't be a 'co' award ever. Didn't win it? Better luck next time, kid.
  39. 1 point
    The co-award winner thing is a joke. 3 guys got co-ROW? Just give everyone a damn participation trophy!
  40. 0 points
    How on earth does winless Maine beat 6-1 A10 Fordham in OT. Will wonders ever cease.
  41. 0 points
    Future opponent Niagara is up 4 on Pitt with a few seconds left. Crazy final 10 seconds. Pitt missed a shot at the buzzer to win but Niagara holds on.
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