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cwdickens

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  1. Just to bring the thread back to the topic: Governor Cuomo announced that NYRA is permitted to operate Belmont and Saratoga without patrons in the stands or on the grounds, effective 06/01/2020. Further, Watkins Glen can run its racing series. For us, the prospect of a fall sports season remains possible. As a side comment; the governor 's announcement did not make the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce happy. No patrons in the stands during the day, no one at the bars and restaurants downtown at night. The shops on Broadway are taking a huge hit.
  2. Just building on your comments, Andrew Cuomo has approved the opening of all local, county and state beaches as part of the coordination with the Northeast 7 (MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA and DE) effective 05/22/20. I see a decision by 07/15/20; I believe our leaders want to see continual improvement; I also believe no politician in the Northeast wants to be blamed for no fall or winter sports. Andrew has not walked this journey alone, he has reach out to many for assistance, supplies and now guidance to a new normal. Yes, keep your fingers crossed.
  3. I do not believe the California governor asked the NCAA for their input....college sports impact likely did not come up and/or dismissed as a concern.
  4. My understanding is that colleges and universities need to present a plan for opening and operations including how the institution is going to maintain social distancing. Many of the concerns are similar that New York school districts face including: keeping the kids apart. I am keeping my fingers crossed and there is sports in the fall. Nothing is certain, particularly in the State of New York.
  5. Thank you, UAalum72 for this update. I am certain that UAlbany Sports will make note of his passing at an early season men's basketball game.
  6. Interesting, I saw 👀 Roger Wyland's interview with her over Zoom yesterday. So now we have a Hoosick Falls grad coming this fall and a Cambridge grad in 2021. Surprising and interesting.
  7. This is a shout out to all the moms of UAlbany athletes (current/past), UAlbany coaches and Big Purple Fans: Happy Mother's Day! Keeping the flame burning in these trying times is difficult. When I have had the opportunity to meet the parents of UAlbany athletes, I always share a phase with them and on today to all the moms of UAlbany athletes and coaches: Thank you for sharing your son or daughter with us.
  8. As a follow up and clarification to my earlier comment, my intent is not to stifle sharing of information. I just have strong feelings about athletes who show up with lots of fan fare, only to leave UAlbany high and dry. UAalum72 shares enormous amount of useful and interesting information. Yes, things didn't turn out so bad.
  9. My last comment about TD: UGH. This is what I say to myself when I feel when all of us (including myself) carry-on or bring up a situation involving a former UAlbany player who leaves early in his career. Dslyank is right when he stated that TD is out for himself and is centered on himself, started two years ago. He likely does not see a pro season this year.
  10. I am giving this update on a former UAlbany player a rating of "UGH". As I recall, one and gone plus a helicopter 🚁 father who relocated to the Carolinas, encouraging his son to jump ship. While an important part of Section 2 high school basketball 🏀 folklore, an insignificant contribution to UAlbany. That said: I wish him well at FMCC.
  11. His obituary stated a memorial service will be held at a later time, after relaxation of COVID-19 guidelines. If you see or hear something please post. I will do likewise.
  12. Thank you for sharing Orin's passing. I met Orin after our UAlbany days when our careers crossed paths. Last saw him, 20 years ago.
  13. Inside Lacrosse announced Christian Swezey's Table Top Lacrosse Tournament. 17 Teams were selected which includes one play in game between Marist - Richmond. UAlbany plays a first round match at Syracuse (some things never change). According to the article; this is the 2nd year of the tournament. Can any one tell me more?
  14. "Easy come, easy go", a player reversing a commitment to a school from the Transfer Portal should come as no surprise, these are not normal times. I see no certainty in the current basketball 🏀recruitment period. Perhaps, next year will be the "Year of Retention" .
  15. Yea, I am completing some spring chores today. The wooden patio table and chairs look real nice after refinishing the set with stain this morning, mowing the lawn this afternoon, grilling burgers this evening. My point, I rather have been at Casey Stadium watching 👀 the America East Conference Championship in Men's and Women's Lacrosse. Sadly, doing chores while reflecting on how times have become so difficult and hard for many is the new normal. I hope everyone is hanging in there and as Andrew would say "We are New York tough, We are New York smart".
  16. Inside Lacrosse ranked the top 40 lacrosse players in Transfer Portal, Liam was ranked 38th out of 40. Again, a quality addition to the Dane Train 🚆!
  17. Peter Milliman, Cornell coach, was chosen as the next John Hopkins University coach. Peter played at DIII Gettysburg and has no previous association with JHU. I want to wish Peter well. Glad we still have Scott!
  18. At last count, there are two Yale seniors plus one freshman looking to play elsewhere. TD and the mentioned above would give any team a legitimate shot at a NCAA championship. The freshman is B J Burlace, Defense. Scott Marr would have interest in all four, not withstanding the other twenty DI coaches circling like vultures. LOL ☺.
  19. Erik looks like a Boston College recruit, too many factors to overcome. Ex.: ACC, competitive schedule 📅, playing close to home, good chance of playing in a bowl game.
  20. Perhaps, TD is reconsidering options as other classmates have considered moving on.
  21. A significant pick-up, depth at an important position.
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