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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
    I decided to start a new topic since my post doesn't seem to fit in anywhere else. UA won all six games played on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. (Two volleyball matches, two field hockey games, one women's soccer, and the football. And the weather was great!
  3. 7 points
    Congrats to Devonte and Ray as they walk today, this is why we call them Student/Athletes. #purplefam Congrats to all the Student/Athletes Graduating and to all their fellow students who will be receiving their Diplomas.
  4. 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.
  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. 5 points
    According to MY rules, a guy with GG’s CAA record ought to be unemployed....but what the heck do I know?
  10. 5 points
    I see jimbo has already started drinking at his tailgate. 😆😂🤗
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    McGill now has a video link https://portal.stretchinternet.com/mcgill/ Aug 19, 6:45 pm broadcast for a 7 pm game time Concordia has a webcast page https://portal.stretchinternet.com/cumo/ but no games listed, They're playing Bermuda National tonight
  13. 5 points
    Wasn't sure where to out this. Antonio Rizzuto, @UAlbanyMBB freshman guard, has found a way to fill the few free hours he has as a student-athlete. He’s going to be a volunteer firefighter #AEHoops https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/04/12/ualbany-basketball-s-rizzuto-joins-local-fire-department
  14. 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
  15. 5 points
    I got my renewal letter yesterday and can’t recall ever being less enthused about a football season. AD folks, if you’re reading this, you have a problem. As a football fanatic and a UA fan since 1970, you have a problem and need to fix it. Why would you not hold a spring game at TMC? I wouldn’t go to that game if I was going to be here. I avoid Troy whenever possible. If Statefan is onto something and the game was moved to keep one player from transferring...you’ve got even bigger problems. I chose not to believe that. But I can’t see how this change will do any good. Maybe it’ll work out as well as the stadium chair ban. Speaking of stadium chairs, I got a slip of paper in my letter that looked like it was cut with children’s safety scissors and it told me I could rent a seat for the season for $10. I would sooner stay home than sit on those crappy chairs. They are hideously uncomfortable in comparison to the seat I already own. So that’s where I stand.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 5 points
    It's your GDAC $ probably... Better to use money for that than the stupid security that kicks you out after 5 mins.
  19. 5 points
    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
  20. 5 points
    You might have left out the best part. Saturday is Australia Day!
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 5 points
    Hopefully, GWU has learned its lesson and will take out its anger on its next opponent
  25. 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.
  26. 5 points
    Women win their first AE XC championship. Well done ladies.
  27. 5 points
    Congratulations to WSOC! Beat Hartford today, SBU lost to UMass Lowell so UA hosts AE championship ?
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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
  32. 4 points
    My final comments on this game: 7 sacks, 16 penalties, 2 INTs, 2 fumbles (neither lost) 1 missed FG, 1 missed XP = 29 times a lack of discipline, skill or execution derailed their efforts. The rose colored glasses tell me that they still only lost by 3. The reality is that they were playing a bad team that they managed to seriously out gain and yet came up on the short end of the scoreboard. For a change, GG seemed to put the blame on the head coach. For a change I agree with him. A totally undisciplined effort against the last team that they will be favored against. This same effort next week against Towson will equal a blow out loss. Let's hope they can coach them up. 14 net yards rushing and 7 sacks exposes the continuing weakness of the O Line against equal or better opponents. Considering the lack of support, Cuff did what he could do. I am not optimistic about the rest of the year. Oh, I forgot the botched on side kick. That makes 30...so once every two minutes they messed up. That’s inexcusable.
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    I remember some under Ford....usually breaking rules or campus incidents if recollection serves. There’s always going to be that kind of thing. What’s more worrisome is if the team as a whole feels disrespected or suffers constant blame for losing. You get that feeling under this regime. That would be troubling. Coaches have different ways of pushing buttons and different players have different buttons that need pushing. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. But Mgt 101 tells us to criticize in private and praise in public. I’m hoping the players feel GG is a guy they WANT to play for, because if he’s not we have big trouble.
  35. 4 points
    The good news is Lafayette game is a W!!! They lose and the season is over and an overhaul with staff should follow right after. The better news is, should they win, is the next two games much like last weekends game are very winnable games. Wm & Mary and Richmond are also deemed weaker opponents in the CAA. Rhode Island and UNH are also winnable games. Maine, Delaware and Towson not so much. SBU does not impress me either. The Good: QB situation and receivers (once Dev Holmes starts to pick things up again) looks good for the future. The RBs are fine. Mofor gained 100 yards Saturday. They need to incorporate the TE's more I totally agree with everyone on this forum. Easier schedule. The Bad: The D is letting this team down. Every time UA tied the score they could not make a stop. It appears Monmouth scored every time they touched the ball. One effin stop and we win this game end of story. Lack of TE's a problem. FG kicker is a liability it seems. OL is not as good as I assumed they would be this year. While this staff is employed I will never bash them as others on this forum do. It doesn't help create change, it keeps me from wanting to come to the board. We get it !!! People want GG fired. Its exhausting to read the same $iena over and over just stated a different way. Two year of this. WE GET IT. If they lose Saturday they probably release him after the game ends. While the Monmouth game should of been won I think people are selling Monmouth short. They were far superior to Bryant and are expected to finish second in the Big South and make another playoff push. In the end this loss should not have happened. Lets get to 2-2 and get through the weaker games before being too harsh. The upside is as bad as we played Saturday we still had a chance to win. Clean up the turnovers, get better production from the TE's and run block better. Clearly they pass protect fine Cuff threw for 400 yards or something like that. And for those who said we were lucky for some of the big plays in the Bryant game that is utter horse $iena. in this game you make the breaks happen or you don't. Lets go Purple
  36. 4 points
    Congrats to former player Brian Lillis who was elected to the UA Athletic Hall of Fame today.
  37. 4 points
    In addition to strength, if his outside shooting were more consistent, he'll be really tough to deal with. He scratched the surface of what he can do in the final part of conference play. I think we are tending to overlook what Rizzuto did last year. For a true freshman to come in, miss preseason and most of OOC with an injury, and then put up the numbers he did was pretty fantastic as well.
  38. 4 points
    And I’ll add that as a former collegiate athlete if I was given the opportunity to go compete for a top ranked team and possibly help them compete for championships, up to a national championship, experience the sport at the highest level, be on TV every weekend, I know what I’d do. And wether everybody wants to admit it they’d do the same. To root against these young men is childish at best.
  39. 4 points
  40. 4 points
    You all gonna really enjoy the new hand dryers the campus center is getting... First you prepare... Then you dry in style...
  41. 4 points
    Sounds like the Manhattan coach was just pretty exjasperated with the foul calling.
  42. 4 points
    Flagrant 1? Are they joking Our cuts are getting killed and they call that. Crap
  43. 4 points
    Congratulations to Stark and Hanks for making the All CAA team. That’s the good news. The bad news is that 90 players were selected to the three teams and only 2 from UA made it. Not a single defensive player could crack the 42 defensive players chosen. That to me is an indictment of the current coaching regime which was claiming thatthey have the most CAA talent yet. Not so much. On the the other hand, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  44. 4 points
    Maybe Lauderdale can teach the them some toughness. He doesn't seem shy or fragile around the court.
  45. 4 points
    Not super surprised with the way we played tonight. Veteran teams come into this game and take care of business, young teams...not so much. Miller and French gave us some nice energy and effort off the bench. Our young guys can learn from Miller who plays with a purpose every time he puts the uniform on. He is an easy guy to root for. I watched tonight and saw: A) Some guys who get it. B)Some guys who are starting to get it C) Some guys who don't quite get it yet. It's still November and there's plenty of time for guys at "C" to go to "B." In fact, it's one of the fun things to watch in college basketball.
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    Some of the people on this board seem like recently dumped boyfriends that cant get over the loss of their hot girlfriends. Neither won anything here, correct, but both represented the university well, and will continue to do so throughout this season. Beyond that, Cremo is a local kid. If you feel burned by them fine. No reason to bitch and complain in this thread. Many of us will continue to root for them both and may want to discuss how they do in their new roles. Get over yourselves. Move on. David looked pretty good for the most part, but made some bad decisions. Really the same stuff that plagued him here last season. Joe seemed comfortable, but it also looked like he was used in the way he stated he didnt want to be used. He pretty much was spotting up on the outside, and if he didn't get the ball he was uninvolved. On a different note, I couldn't stop thinking about Bill Laimbeer with the facemask.
  48. 4 points
    A reminder the ladies took out Maryland in a quarterfinal in College Park a few years ago to reach the NCAA Semi's.
  49. 4 points
    Both will be fine for friday
  50. 4 points
    I enjoy seeing local kids have success. I hope he has a long career.