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  1. If that was the best team in the CAA and we're the 6th best team in the America East, then Stony Brook has been able to drag the CAA down much faster than I thought.
    7 points
  2. How about « Gattuso’s Albany coaching career comes up short? » Now that I can agree with.
    4 points
  3. I care, but I'll be flying to Sint Maarten. I'd like to see Sibley get 1000 yds., so I hope he can play. Also hope the defense can step up. Offense continue to put points on the board.
    4 points
  4. I won’t call him names. Any objective observer can see that he has had ample time to build a program and has failed. Three winning seasons out of 9 does not cut it in Division 1 athletics. And that first season in 2014 was really 6-6 if not for a totally bonehead Holy Cross call as time was expiring. Plus, it was with nearly all Ford recruits. It is a failed experiment. Time and time again this team gets out coached and outperformed at critical times in games. That’s coaching. That’s preparation. Once in a while it’s the breaks of the games. But as has been said many times, good teams make their own breaks and don’t rely on the whims of fate to succeed. It’s time. Benson, Cegles, Rodriguez….for the good of the team, for the good of the university community, for the good of the fans….it’s time for a change.
    4 points
  5. Their crack announcing crew still hasn’t figured out that Killings isn’t coaching tonight lol.
    4 points
  6. Not at all. He was just making conversation about a common opponent. After Eli posted, I did find myself thinking about big Siena wins. Then I heard Bob87's voice in my head saying "lowly MAAC" until I stopped thinking about Siena.
    3 points
  7. winning record this year.. .500 overall still got his walking papers. GaLoser working on a decade of losing and that half-wit Benson keeps him around. Poverty athletic department...
    3 points
  8. Yes, I was at that game, too. University Gym is simply awesome whenever it is packed the way it was then. Shortly after that season, the school was prohibited from letting students sit on the stairs. When Albany beat the Bears sometime during those years, the school extended its home game winning streak to 24. Mike Deane, who eventually coached at LCC, was playing for Potsdam during a game at Albany when he picked up a significant foul. He went to the bench and showed some temper by throwing down a towel. The Albany crowd picked up on that move and razzed him unmercifully. Potsdam never recovered and lost the game. Also, during those years (I think it was the 71-72 season) when Albany beat Buff State. That school had won 50 straight SUNYAC conference games, and it was gratifying to see Albany erase that steak in front of another awesome home crowd. Brockport State was another intense rival during that time. I know that these games were only on a Division III level, but in many ways it seems like that time was the Golden Age of men's basketball. Please forgive me some possible errors in this message. I'm pulling them out of my head from about 50 years ago.
    3 points
  9. Really impressive how bad this team is at most things on a basketball court.
    3 points
  10. Good name for an FB recruit.
    3 points
  11. Not how it works, brother. You just go and interview firms...the firms decide if you have a case and if they want you, then you decide if you want them. Anyone with access to the internet, family, and friends can find a good firm. It's all about the case. How do you know Fizulich comes from money...i certainly don't? Either way, it is irrelevant. His lawyer literally was a NY ADA early in his career for one of the best DA's this country has ever seen, Robert Morgenthau. In short, his lawyer isn't the type to take an ambulance chasing case...so they must think this has some legs because they are doing it on contingency. Contingent claims are usually broken down into the following tiers: -Law firm takes expenses off the top of any recovery -Law firm then takes 33 1/3 of the recovery up to a certain value -Then there is a tiered system on anything above that certain value where some firms will either take less of the recovery, at let's say 20% over X million...while other firms go HIGHER, meaning they take 40% over x million recovered...with the first x dollar amount at 33.3%. -Or there can be a blended recovery rate percentage. IN short, there are critical items from the allegations that need to be cleared up, and let us be clear...these are JUST ALLEGATIONS from one side: 1. The claim that this was not in a hype circle. If this was not in a hype circle, then this casts immediate doubt on DK. Did he tell his superiors the truth? 2. The claim that the University's review led to enough objective criteria that they felt warranted his termination, and made that decision. If so, that means they thought they had enough to protect themselves against unlawful termination claims. 3. The claim, which was rumored for a bit, that a PR firm drummed up local support that led to a reversal of the decision to terminate DK by the University. If the firm was paid for by DK or intermediaries, it is a really bad look. Crisis Management 101- DO NOT HIRE A PR FIRM IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. This is basic corporate governance stuff and while DK is not a corporation, it just looks bad if this allegation is true. If it was done by intermediaries, who were they...the BCA, some other organization, etc...and did DK reach out. 4. If indeed the school had enough evidence to terminate and then reversed their decision because of outside pressure--and it turns out the allegations were well founded-- then this is a bad look for whomever authorized the reversal. 5. Did DK say anything to ANYONE including, but not limited to, schools, coaches, other staff members, etc. about Luke that would cause him to be persona non grata at other university basketball programs. I tell my HR team all the time: Tell your staff that when they receive calls about someone's previous employment with us, you answer in the following manner: "X worked here from a date to b date. X's title was Y". That is it. If they are asked about salary, "It is confidential for competitive business reasons". If they as about whether they would rehire the person: "As a company policy, we don't evaluate whether or not a former employee would be eligible for rehiring". Anything else...and I do mean anything else...opens a company up to lawsuit. The same philosophy flows in this situation. I hope to god DK didn't say a thing about Luke to anyone. That being said, lets be practical...things are said in the real world...even by my staff...but you try to minimize those when dealing with high risk employees. Luke was a high risk situation for the university, so nothing should have been said...and hopefully nothing was said. 6. The claims about getting a scholarship- that's nonsense...meaning, scholarships are renewable on a yearly basis...so while DK may have said Luke was getting a ride for the next two years by no means is DK obligated to do so, unless there was some contractual document stating otherwise with consideration granted by Luke to the school...which would basically be an NCAA violation. I HIGHLY DOUBT THIS CLAIM HAS LEGS. In the end, these are all allegations. To be fair to all, usually in these circumstances the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I think DK probably did something he regrets and I generally think he's a very good person. People make mistakes. However, the days of touching student-athletes died with Bobby Knight. I am no snowflake...and I actually appreciate the old school nature of coaching, I think kids are generally coddled way too much these days. However, you simply cannot grab a kid and push, shake, or otherwise touch them in a manner that is unwanted. It's one thing to grab a player and gently move them to a spot on the floor, etc. It's another to go beyond that...but I also don't think if it was a "we are all in a pre-game hype circle, let's shake each other" situation that it would be bad. And that's ultimately the excuse that was sort of kind of released by the school as the reason for him staying. However, if it was not a hype circle...then we have a major problem. The real issue here is the management of this whole thing. The school did a piss poor job of managing the PR on this, and the school ABSOLUTELY was in a crisis management situation where they did need a PR firm. They handled the communications on the subject poorly. To make matters worse, in picking and choosing the games that DK served his suspension...that is a real thorn in the rib cage move to the kid and his family. The school wanted the Siena game to be coached by DK because of the optics and they wanted a win...and that was a massive mistake. No doubt Luke's camp was fired up over this decision. The school should have done what Kansas did with self. In the end, I hope that the University and DK are all in the right, this is an angry kid who just isn't going where he wants to go...and everything is up to snuff (other than the stupidity of allowing DK to not sit 5 D1 games ). IF the school is smart, we never find out because they settle with Luke well before depositions are taken. If they don't settle, we will ultimately find out much of the truth through depositions...and for the school's part and DK's part...I hope they make it out. We shall see...but make no mistake, the history of Luke's attorney is not the type to take up a claim he doesn't believe has legs. He is basically taking out a few 100k out of the firm's pockets to pursue the claim...so he expects a settlement or victory.
    3 points
  12. I don't think there was going to be a change regardless.
    3 points
  13. I wonder if the witnesses confirmed "struck in the face". If so, DK should have been let go immediately. If indeed a cover-up due to black community involvement then both should be let go NOW. If Fizulich is exaggerating or lying about the incident because he cannot find a school that will take him now {and IMHO that is the case}, then UA should move forward with their defense. If the witnesses collaborate UA that it was non malice shove in the excitement of the pre-game; then no harm done in my opinion.
    3 points
  14. Haven’t watched a single game yet, but as far as I’m concerned they’ve only played 2 real games. Towson and Siena. Towson picked 1st in the CAA they hung with till the end without Neely. Siena a double digit lead lost in the 2nd half and a collapse. Still early, but seems to me the talent is there, luckily there are plenty of games left to try and get this team to gel.
    3 points
  15. So, we win the Schenectady Cup?
    3 points
  16. Final 64-57 ladies win. Hahne 23, Werth 15, Heeps 13. They hold on to a lead despite a run by the opponent, by making a run of their own. In other words they don’t collapse. Men, take note.
    3 points
  17. This is a god awful football game featuring two mediocre or leas teams, with the stadium energy of a flag football intramural matchup. only way the school starts recouping expenses is with a better product. end discussion.
    3 points
  18. I'm very uncomfortable in that arena. There is little leg room and I'm a big fan, so, for the first time, I'm watching from my east chair.
    3 points
  19. Maybe, just maybe the info banner should be at the top of the screen instead of obscuring half the court? Just saying...
    3 points
  20. An ill prepared/informed fan boy. He was right on one thing “Albany won’t lose a lot of games in The Big South this year”!
    3 points
  21. Impressed with the athleticism. With Neely this is a much better team than we think. With an outside shot even better.
    3 points
  22. I assume they will spend the offseason lobbying Immaculata & Skidmore to add football
    3 points
  23. This program is a joke. EVERYONE needs to be fired. Every coach and most of the athletic administration for enabling them. It's feast or famine with these people and it's usually famine. 59 points one week, 3 the next. Unbelievable.
    3 points
  24. If you think this board trashes GG alot, you should see the SB football board today and what they think of Priore. They want to leave him off the bus to come home, lol.
    3 points
  25. Florida State has been on a downward trend since 2019 when David Nichols transferred there from Albany. This is what happens to majors when they poach from mid-majors, they are cursed by the basketball Gods. The result is you end up losing to Siena on ESPN. Jay Wright at Villanova recognized this and retired before he had to live through it. Not sure why people are pimping Siena's wins. Clearing the biggest Capital District basketball win is St. Rose over Syracuse.
    2 points
  26. I wish I knew (or remembered) how to save a video clip. My Flohoops feed crapped out (of course) after Beagle's technical. On the replay they said he touched the shooter's back while he "was in a vulnerable position" therefore flagrant 1. Leaving aside that he touched the jersey but I'm not sure it was hard enough to contact the player's back, anyone who called that on a playground would've been laughed off the court and told not to come back.
    2 points
  27. What's uhhh...what's uhh Will Brown doing these days? I actually wonder what Brown could do with a new SEFCU and locker rooms, etc. to recruit...
    2 points
  28. Coach Abe’s Georgia Bulldogs team is on ACCN ESPN right now playing against Georgia Tech. She still has Tahnee Balerio, Isoken Uzamere, and UA alumna Ebony Henry on her coaching staff. Her older daughter Savannah Henderson is a freshman on the team.
    2 points
  29. Well that mess of a season is finally over. And I love the UA website, "Football comes up short". Didn't they use that headline after every single loss? 😕😕
    2 points
  30. The season of Potsdam's first championship Albany played them four times: Lost 71-70 in triple overtime, lost at Potsdam 64-53, won the SUNYAC championship at Potsdam 60-59 in overtime, and lost the second round NCAA at Potsdam 68-63 in overtime. That's how close we were to a championship caliber team ourselves
    2 points
  31. Very easy to be fired up with all that's going on in our little world of UA. Very easy to go overboard with posts. I'm guilty as charged. There was a lot of positive with this dumpster fire of a game. As I said before, we did win by 9 after the 8:00 mark of the first half. St. Joe's was really physical in the first few minutes and the team started playing angry. This caused some bad shots and a ton of fouls. Miss the few good shots and they were quickly down a lot, and frustration took over. Whistle happy refs didn't help and all of a sudden it was 35-6. Learning to stay cool, calm, and collected is something this team doesn't seem to have and something the coaches need to work on them with. You want your team to play with a little anger, but that's to get you going. When you are down you need ice. Maybe it comes as they play more together, and maybe some of it could be the more than obvious distraction / cloud. It's more than just the off the court distraction though, as it's the same thing that happened when LCC went on their run. The aforementioned whistle happy refs started to get everyone into foul trouble with Reddish and Little having 4 each in the first half and almost everyone else with 2 or 3. Davis went 6-11 from 3 for 32 points. No assists is concerning for the primary ball handler though. If he can continue to shoot over 50% from the floor, I'll take it. Reddish had a monster dunk after a great fake on his defender. It was sullied by the technical, but I have no idea what it was for. Maybe words were said, but you couldn't see anything on the replay. Still had 15 points with foul trouble and almost no production in the first half. Beagle continues to a big piece and more than anyone could have predicted. If he can continue to learn and get comfortable the skies the limit for him. Could be on an all-conference team as soon as this year. Never been a fan of big men shooting from the outside, but if he can prove he's a threat it can really open up the inside. Really help open the lane for for the drive. Would have been awesome for a player like Neely giving him room to work. Unfortunately we likely won't see that till next season. Drumgoole and Patel were both very quiet this game. Little was very good in his time on the floor. Still needs work on D, but was productive. Hutch has not been shooting well at all. The last 2 years he has been terrible shooting outside during the OOC, while shooting pretty well during conference play. Ketner played well too. Giving more than anyone gave him credit for. 6 rebounds and 8 points. He still seems to miss to many layups though. Honestly, this game was ugly hardnosed Philidelphia style basketball. They were meaner and hit first, but in retrospect I can still see this team winning it's share of conference games and improving throughout the year. We had some pretty good teams that did not look good to start the season then make a run late. Had to dust off my purple and gold glasses to post that one lol
    2 points
  32. Can’t be all that bad. DK still follows him on Twitter!
    2 points
  33. Only people who are going to do well here are the lawyers on billable hours. I don't miss that life.
    2 points
  34. Fire coaching staff win or lose this last game...ENOUGH!
    2 points
  35. There was a footnote in one of the pre-game stories about the floor. It indicated that the arena intended to use the floor from the Capital Center, as it would be neutral, but, when they laid it down at the MVP Arena, they found it was not NCAA regulation, and so, the re-laid the Siena home floor and put UAlbany and Albany Cup stickers on it, again to give the appearance of neutrality. From my vantage point, it looked like Neely's injury occurred on one of the UAlbany stickers. Being totally unfamiliar with how these stickers affect footing, I am throwing out the question to those who have more knowledge about such things than I do, of whether the sticker could have contributed to the injury. I certainly do not know the answer.
    2 points
  36. I've said this before...the CD would support a winning program. We should be averaging 7500 regularly...and that is 100-150k payday for the school each game.
    2 points
  37. They are winning with three starters on the bench. Winning rebounding with their tallest player on the bench. Great job ladies!
    2 points
  38. Ours needs a new head coach….desperately.
    2 points
  39. Looks like Jamel Horton started for Mississippi State last night. He had 3 points and 4 rebounds in a win over Akron. Also, didn't realize CJ Kelly transferred from UMass after the coaching change there. He's the third leading scorer at UCF, They beat Florida State last night.
    2 points
  40. As much as I love and appreciate the success and contributions of the other sports in both the men’s and women’s side, FB, MBB and MLAX are the drivers of most fan’s interest as well as the producers of the largest crowds. The lack of success lately HAS to have an effect. In some respects, I think the team lacks personality as well as personalities. I don’t see fire on the bench, the bench cheerleaders, etc. One additional thing…after pumping it up for years, the schools let the rivalry lapse…now they want to pump it up again. They both dropped the ball. Also, the transfer portal has made it harder for fans to stay engaged. You get a good player and then they’re gone in one or two years. Then you’ve lost a favored player and have to get used to a new one…who may or may not be around next year. On top of that, most of the games are on streaming platforms I already pay for…why take time to drive to and from the game, pay for tickets and parking, etc when I can stay home and watch for $0 additional? There’s lots of reasons NOT to go and if the product on the court is not appealing….the net result is low attendance.
    2 points
  41. Sher made many incredible ones, including one with her face.
    2 points
  42. Hardest job right now will be for Bobby Jordan to convince these guys to not be disappointed with this loss. Few breaks here, some FTs there...we win this one. Good 2nd half showing to build off of.
    2 points
  43. I agree. Transfer portal to college is akin to free agency in the NBA. One of the things I liked about college was that you pretty much saw the same roster for 3-4 years at a time with only 1-3 additions. Now every year half the team is new.
    2 points
  44. Let's see... "You play to win the game!" - Herm Edwards "You are what your record says you are." - Bill Parcells "Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners." - Joe Gibbs "The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others." - Don Shula "Do your job." - Bill Belichick "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Jimmy Johnson "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." - Paul Brown "Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble." - John Madden lol
    2 points
  45. Stream? https://ne10now.tv/gogoldenknights/
    2 points
  46. He's 6th but the top-rated Freshman in NCAA Passing Efficiency. Of the five quarterbacks on the watch list of Oct. 20, Idaho's and Albany's are the only ones with more than one Division I win. However, the Idaho QB is ranked fifth and listed as a sophomore, but still on the watch list - must be a redshirt edit:Poff named CAA ROW for the 5th time
    2 points
  47. Well, best SUNY in FCS On a perfect day, 100% sunshine, no wind, 60 degrees, Albany and Stony Brook drew… 2,403. I guess that’s what happens when both “rivals” are 1-6
    2 points
  48. Ha! I thought the same thing. Honestly though SBU had all those points are first.
    2 points
  49. The two teams are a combined 2-12.....should be the Rotten Apple Trophy.
    2 points
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