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  1. 17 minutes ago, nysteve661 said:

    I assume the AE bball playoffs would now be a 8-9 play-in game once again to get 8 teams for quarterfinal play and the 10 seed is out completely.  If they could ever get to 12 teams, then there could top 4 byes.  Maybe someday.

    I would not assume anything... Was thinking some of the benefits ...could see an opening round of 7 vs. 10 and 8 vs. 9 in men's and women's basketball. Just my thought ... AE is not seeking to become a 12 school conference.  10 schools seems just right.

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  2. On 6/11/2020 at 5:22 PM, cwdickens said:

    Well, easy come and easy go.  I would like to see a ten team America East Conference.  A school from New England or metro New York areas would be nice.

    Interesting how these things start as rumors, there is a denial .... On Friday Roger Wyland announces NJIT is going the AE Conference.

  3. 20 hours ago, Dane96 said:

    We shall see.  Every single state that has had athletes return are reporting players testing positive.  So, if it is contained...it should be good.  If it turns into an outbreak, may be a concern.  Of course, we want everyone to be happy and healthy, playing ball and returning to class.  So let's see.  We can sure use the outlet.


    I have not read any articles concerning the infection rate among student-athletes.  However, this is a concern and would likely require every athlete to provide a honest assessment of their exposure to COVID-19 and testing before practicing.

  4. Let me assure you that no announcement has been made.  There was an article in the Albany Times Union, which featured the football conditioning and strength 💪 coach.  He expressed a desire to have the student athletes return to campus.  I have seen similar comments from other coaches at other schools.

    The State of New York needs to reach "Phase 4" .  I expect an announcement by mid July concerning college and high school sports.

  5. 1 hour ago, nysteve661 said:

    Can't explain NJ but gonna throw this out there for PA.  I think it's Penn St football.  You have one of the biggest programs in the country that every HS kid in PA wants to play for.  I'm sure Penn St has plenty of camps every year for HS players and coaches to improve their play.  Combine that with HS programs and coaches who want to get their kids to that elite level at the flagship university.  This leads to just better players, more involved HS programs, and more knowledgeable coaches.  But of course Penn St can't take every good player in the state so that's where we come in.  If Syracuse was in the Big 10, won some ships, and had a stadium like Beaver stadium, we might see more talent in NY and then get some of those players a notch below Big 10 talent.  Make sense?  My theory doesn't quite work for NJ cause Rutgers hasn't had the success or following PSU has.

    When I saw this pondering.. My 1st thoughts were Penn St, Pitt ...I reminded myself of the long tradition between Leigh and Lafayette two other PA schools ... Football is part of PA DNA ... New York has strong tradition of DIII Football.  Lastly, Penn St is a mega campus... Like nearly or all teams in its conference ... Mega campus equals mega stadium ...

  6. 24 minutes ago, HOF2013 said:

    New Hampshire always over-ranked.  Don't understand Delaware being ahead of us either.  Nova and JMU I can see.  BUT I don't think rankings mean much in the over-all scheme of things.  We'll have to see what happens when the teams play.


    Absolutely, in the end, wins matter against quality opponents and avoiding embarrassing losses against "lesser" opponents.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Clickclack said:

    Cuomo announces NY teams can start their training camps etc it appears in preparation for some kind of season. I got a feeling this upcoming year will be held but only with season ticket holders in attendance spaced out all over the gym and stadium.

    I concur with your suggestion; based on Roger's comments last week, Mark Benson is waiting on further direction from the governor's office.  I do not see any clarification until mid-June to the first of July for college sports, pro sports sooner.  Everything is baby steps. 

  8. 3 hours ago, Eli said:

    I will 100% be there. My tickets are paid for already. MBB tickets I haven't paid yet, but if there is a season I'll be there too.

    Eli, if I was betting person, a path for fans in the stands is starting to take shape.  With 100 plus days to first home football 🏈game,  there is time for planning for fans in the stands.  Further, if we all take appropriate measures between now and then, the COVID-19 pandemic may not be a concern.  (That is throwing a Hail Mary pass.)

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  9. 14 minutes ago, uofalbany said:
    Homer speaks again.  Just do your research and prove your own facts.  It's one of those liberal media rags reporting it.  So, you should believe it regardless.  Trying to be heard again, to affirm your self importance.  LA is a hole btw. 



    "The difference between a beer 🍺and your opinion; is that I asked for a beer 🍺."  I must give credit to this fine line to the good folks at Fairport Brewery.  So appropriate in these times.  

  10. If a business of 10,000 goes under is it the American people responsibility to bail the business out.  As an example, the airline industry is in trouble for poor cash management.  Their leaders failed to learn from the lessons in the past.  They spent their cash reserves on share pay backs to increase the share price.  In many cases resulting in bonus payouts to top management while their employees received nothing.

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  11. As I stated: "...announcement will not make the SCCC happy".  Apparently, jimbo is a member of SCCC.  My opinion for what it's worth:  the Governor will look for continue improvement in the COVID-19 numbers perhaps will consider reopening Saratoga to patrons for their tax dollars. Yes jimbo, the patrons bring so much to the track, such all the those with coolers with beer, races to enter the grounds for a picnic table.... traffic jams.... I think it is more important to get people back to work.  Jimbo did you know that 95 cents of every dollar spent of COVID-19 relief to date has gone to corporate bail-outs.  It is time to help those that help the person on the street.

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