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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
    Leadership may be addition by subtraction. I don't want to see our best players always complaining to officials when things don't go their way.
  30. 3 points
    Just an anecdotal observation: Today I passed by the team wear section in the Clifton Park Boscovs .... one Albany T-shirt left....two FULL racks of some hideous green crap right next to it. Just saying....
  31. 3 points
    You have to understand what the TU is and in that context you'll understand why you see them author a piece like this. The TU is NOT an objective entity when it comes to covering college basketball in the CD. The TU is essentially a propaganda outlet for Siena and are diligent in their efforts to prop up the team that plays in the building they bought naming rights to. When folks realize this to be the self-evident truth that it is...their stories and how they report on Siena makes that much more sense. Case in point, Siena people in an effort to force Patsos out, leaked dirt to the TU and used them to smear Patsos or at best (if he's guilty) air the dirty laundry to embarrass him into accepting a buyout. 'Nuff said!!!!
  32. 3 points
    That's not a hope, that's a given.
  33. 3 points
    Who is Siena trying to fool saying they haven't offered the job to anyone (LMAO)) Not saints but definitely sinners!!!!! (LOL)
  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
    Healy and Rizzuto are SG no matter what the scouting services say plus Fromm and Brooks are 40% 3pfg shooters coming in.
  37. 3 points
    Inauguration for President Rodriguez was today. His family came from various parts of the country to see him, it was pretty cool to see them all visit. They had a small dinner last night, a coffee ceremony this morning and the official ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on campus today w/ the Chancellor. UAlbany's new president is inaugurated https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/UAlbany-s-new-president-is-inaugurated-12829673.php
  38. 3 points
    Same guy doing the hiring. There's hope!
  39. 3 points
    Click I'm in total agreement about highlight tapes BUT......... I'm just amazed how fast the staff got commitments on the perimeter especially since their main focus all season was probably was on Bigs for next season!!!!
  40. 3 points
    As you all get hot and bothered panting...please note that ALL recruits look awesome in highlight tapes... Carry on...
  41. 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.
  42. 3 points
    Is kikuria Gordon Graham? I am not sure I have ever seen a post from this person that isn't about title IX, adding Crew, or taking the time to talk about how toxic and bad the athletic department culture is. It almost feels like a personal vendetta. We get it. You are pissed that they cut tennis. We get it, you think they should put a crew team on the Hudson. Your point has been received.
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 3 points
    I wish Joe the best but it seems (by pure speculation lol) Joe wants a team he can ride into the post season with and UAlbany was looking for Joe to be the leader to take us to the NCAA tournament. As we know we never got our leader we were looking for this year. We all had those high local hero expectations sometimes expectations are wrong. Nothing is wrong with that, I'd rather him be honest with himself and the team if that's the case, who knows. Not everyone wants to or has the skills to be that. Maybe he knew he was not going to be that clutch guy everyone thought he would be. Maybe being a small fish in a big pond is something he wants to try out his grad yr. A LOT of maybes, we will never know. Only him and CB know. Onto the purple and gold scrimmage!
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 3 points
    agree, the article doesn't say much. My comments are based on what i've been told by many close to the ADept and the school. You and I are, I think, on the same page. Lot's of crossed concepts across the board in the many posts but, I'd like to state the following: 1. The fact that our men's and woman's basketball programs have not given out COLA is a joke. Absolute disgrace. Recruits look at the whole package and, frankly, COLA is a part of it. We are talking 60-90k a year...max...combined. It shouldn't come to this...but that's a guarantee game. AD Benson needs to release those funds now because WE ARE falling behind the times. 2. Right now, we are somewhat getting (what I believe to be) a "hometown" discount for our assistant salaries. We have UA Alumni across the board on the men's side. This what makes the COLA situation all the more infuriating to me. Try getting solid assistants on the open market for the pool we have. Even another small increase would be nice. 3. SEFCU was built for DIII basketball. I should know, I was recruited with that building in mind. Is it a dump compared to many low-majors: NO. But with the Cross Center, UMBC's place, UVMs soon to be place (even if 4 years off), SBU's place, etc...we are falling to the back of the back. Sure, the scoreboard was nice...but the arena/lockerrooms need a major gut facelift. 4. Naming rights- LONG OVERDUE for SEFCU 5. Moving to a new conference: Pipe dream right now. We'd have to fly if we moved to the CAA. Heck, people clamor for a MAC move. Our football program is mid-pack in FCS budgets. Yep, 4 million is middle of the pack. Moving up the CAA for all sports moves our budget up at least 30% (to 28 million) if we are slumming it. Moving up to the MAC? Try adding $10 million to be truly competitive. So, in the end...until we see some major donations, including the endowment of scholarships, we are cash strapped. We are at the right level (AE/CAA) but we absolutely need to give more money to basketball and, to some extent, football. Start with COLA for basketball.
  49. 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.
  50. 3 points
    Good lord Eli, you fell for the troll’s bait. Thread is ridiculous.