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  1. Yo and Cohen went with Coach Mac to BC... http://bceagles.com/news/2018/4/19/womens-basketball-griffith-cohen-join-bernabei-mcnamees-staff.aspx
  2. Recruiting - 2018

    Folkun committed to Tulsa.
  3. Recruiting - 2018

    5 open scholarships..after the Lauderdale verbal. Front court will have no DI game experience. I'd figured 2..maybe 3..of those open spots go to guys who can play the 4 and or 5? Class wise..maybe 2 grad transfers, 2 JUCOs (juniors or soph qualifiers) and then a flyer on a high upside freshman? In general I think the two biggest needs are experience..mostly in the front court..and offense. Either way..lots of different routes for the coaching staff to take.
  4. Cremo nichols leave...

    I imagine most things are a team effort..to some extent..but my understanding was that the stadium gift was mainly a development thing and less so athletics.
  5. Cremo nichols leave...

    Interesting list. Little in the way of guaranteed NCAA trips from those teams. Decent chance Arizona and Louisville will face sanctions. West Virginia and Ohio State might be the best bets..maybe Creighton too? Wichita State and Texas Tech are losing quite a bit. The rest are likely on the outside looking in..baring an autobid. From a competition/conference standpoint..Cremo probably likes what he sees though.
  6. Recruiting - 2018

    Excited to see another piece added to the team. With Foster, Stire and Charles departing..we need size and experience. Experience in the sense that our returners in the front court are Conway (1yr JUCO, 1yr DI) and two red-shirt freshmen who have yet to play ball above HS (or the Aussie equivalent). That suggests to me our targets would be JUCO/grad transfer big men. Lauderdale fits that initial test. As Eli notes..leaves 1 scholarship remaining..pending any transfers.
  7. New Word Mark and Team store

    Meh. The font does look a bit tired.
  8. 2017-18 Season

    I agree with Dane Pound..this thread is absolutely insane. First..if you watched UMBC's upset Friday night and thought anything other than "this is f*****g awesome!" then there's a problem. Unless you're a Virginia fan..of course. Do I wish that was UAlbany instead of UMBC..yes! Does that make it any less amazing and exciting..no! Am I especially proud it was an America East team..yes! Second..our team had a very good season. 22 wins is something a lot of programs only dream of. Was it a great season..no. Especially compared to the justifiably high expectations we had. And was it more up and down than we're used to from UAlbany teams..yes. Starting off with a great OOC..then a good AE season..and a quarterfinal loss..is more deflating then the other way around. But it doesn't change the fact that this was another very good season. Third..Nichols had a good season. Great? No. Especially compared to the lofty expectations following his sophomore year..which was one of the best individual offensive seasons in UAlbany DI history. When he played well..we often won. We he played poorly..we often loss. Considering the team won nearly 70% of their games this year..that we seem to be a pretty decent result. Fourth..any souring on Coach Brown despite his team's production on and off the court year in and year out is completely bonkers. Unless he starts putting up losing records multiple years in a row..he's earned the right to stay here as long as he wants. And I hope he's here a long long time!
  9. I don't think it takes too much reading into the statement from the university to understand it was cost. Also fits the MO from the Athletics Department in recent years..good or bad. Not sure what UTRGV's record has to do with UAlbany not playing in the postseason..but I agree with you. One of the good things..in my opinion..about the CIT is that you can't be below .500. CBI allows sub .500 teams..like UTRGV this year and Siena a few years ago. Also happen to believe that teams with losing conference records shouldn't be eligible for the NCAA Tournament at-large bids. But that's a discussion for another thread!
  10. Agree on all points! Still disappointed men not going to 6 STRAIGHT TOURNAMENTS! Still feel in a one bid conference any tournament is a REWARD. Still feel by declining you are telling recruits, get to the ncaa or you are garbage {maybe a bit too strong, but I still do not like the message declining a tournament represents.} Would've been 7 for the men as well. CIT, NCAA, NCAA, NCAA, CBI, CIT..then decline for cost. Does make it a bit odd that they're highlighting the now 7 straight trips for the women..when put in that context.
  11. Recruiting - 2017

    Isnt he originally from the Vegas area? I believe so..yes. And what you're inferring is probably correct..that it played a role. But the University of Wyoming is closer to Kansas City than it is to Vegas. And Laramie, Wyoming isn't exactly Las Vegas.
  12. Recruiting - 2017

    The opportunity to play in the Mountain West was appealing..I'm sure..but I always thought that was an odd place for him to go. Not sure how his health is now..but he could be a dynamic piece for us..if there's still an interest on our part. Since he red-shirted for medical reasons in 17-18..would he have to sit again as a transfer in 18-19?
  13. Recruiting - 2018

    I belive this latest kid is a 3/4 in the mold of Charles. Interesting..thanks. Size wise definitely similar. Listed as a SG. And has 107 3PTA in 33 games. Rebounds the heck out of the ball..9.4rpg. Maybe one of those guys who can fit multiple roles.
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