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  1. I've been dormant here for quite a while, I must say that I'm not thrilled about this at all but I know that WB will land on his feet. This however is the last straw for me with MB. I feel like he never made an effort with middle donors and that we were taken for granted as "loyal fans" but our pockets were not deep enough for him. Sad thing is that many members of the Sec 600 crew are now in the position to be giving at a higher level and we are probably going to balk at it. His public lashing of SM over the TK1 Insta fiasco where he was "compelled to publicly repudiate" SM's st
    8 points
  2. I think the response to this whole pandemic has been what the military refers to as a “clusterf***.” The hyper partisan politics and polarized media coverage have exacerbated everything. Every step or misstep is magnified and used for political advantage. The President runs his mouth when he ought to just shut up. The congressional leadership either remains silent or lies and uses inflammatory language. The so called experts change course on a whim or for a non medical reason. The models and predictions have been horribly wrong. The Gov made some horrible decisions and ridiculous forecasts of
    8 points
  3. It's that magical time of year when we erect our Festivus poles. Wait, that didn't come out right. Happy Festivus! In keeping with tradition, you've have disappointed me greatly and now you're going to hear about it. Now it's time for the "airing of the grievences..." Gattuso, your record - stinks! NCAA, your grad transfer rule - stinks! How far in the pockets of the power conferences are you people? Mark Benson, your policy of throwing people out of Sefcu 30 seconds after basketball games are over - stinks! Some schools roll out basketballs and let kids shoot so
    8 points
  4. Great optics this week: -You fire the coach that a large portion of the fan base wanted to keep on the day he and his wife are honored by the American Cancer Society for their fundraising efforts. -You announce a college coaching search that'll cost 50-100K on the same day the university announces it has problems with debt. It's only Tuesday but you're really winning the flippin week UAlbany Athletics.
    7 points
  5. No need to debate. But am very comfortable in my statement. If Coach Brown wanted to trade in and leverage up he could have at several schools NEVER mentioned on this board. I don’t post behind an alias so I can’t and won’t say more, but my take is that he was too Loyal.
    7 points
  6. I'm actually pretty happy to be in my blue state, thankyouverymuch and think that the safety of the many supersedes the rights of a few. It's called the greater good. Maybe we should talk about climate change next
    7 points
  7. Hello everyone. Wasn’t sure where to post this then I saw the questions about where is David. Looks like you all got most of it right. He is playing in Cyprus and doing well. Recently launched a business during his downtime between games and so far looks like his decision to pass on the G League for Europe was the right call. Wanted to post an interview David recently did as I thought (based on previous discussions) you may enjoy the content. At the 1:06 mark David is asked to compare the coaching staffs at UA and FSU. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hear-the-s
    7 points
  8. I’m glad this team didn’t give up on themselves as fast as you guys did.
    7 points
  9. We have 3 losses by a total of 11 pts. (Lehigh by 4, Manhattan by 6 and Bucknell by 1) in those 3 games we totalled 49 turnovers. in these 3 games we managed to get off a total of 154 FGA. add in 49 turnovers and about 32% of the time we didn't get a shot off. We have to learn to value the ball!!! PS. We could really use Lulka, too. I think is importance is undervalued by most. We need another guard!!!
    7 points
  10. I decided to start a new topic since my post doesn't seem to fit in anywhere else. UA won all six games played on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. (Two volleyball matches, two field hockey games, one women's soccer, and the football. And the weather was great!
    7 points
  11. Congrats to Devonte and Ray as they walk today, this is why we call them Student/Athletes. #purplefam Congrats to all the Student/Athletes Graduating and to all their fellow students who will be receiving their Diplomas.
    7 points
  12. College basketball games are 40 minutes and with 5 players on the floor that means there are 200 minutes to go around. Last night we played freshman for 101 of those 200 minutes. As good as our freshman our, unless they're named Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, we're going to struggle early in the season. I'm surprised at the reactions to Lulka. Maybe we all expected him to come with a cape, a big "S" on his shirt and fly around Sefcu Arena. I thought he's been pretty solid for his first two games - Avg 9PPG, 6 RPG while shooting over 58% from the floor. He showed a couple of nice po
    7 points
  13. 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.
    7 points
  14. 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.
    7 points
  15. Channel 13 reported both Albany men’s and women’s teams resumed on-court practice today
    6 points
  16. Why don’t we just stop speculating? A PERSONAL matter means it’s PERSONAL and not public. It’s one more body that can’t play...add to the list.
    6 points
  17. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all! Hopefully Santa delivers some personal responsibility (effort), much needed shooting abilities, lateral quickness (defense) and basketball IQ (turnovers/shot selection) to our men and women's basketball teams :).
    6 points
  18. Wow. I am taking a trip to Australia early next year. I may be on the plane longer than some of these coaches stay at low major maac schools
    6 points
  19. Most of the accolades Benson gives himself are not really even "his". Most were done by or ushered by other people in the University for athletics. I think most people know that he is not a coaches AD but an administrative AD. McElroy was a Coaches AD but let the administrative side of the house fall apart. Benson was brought in to be the other side of the spectrum supposedly focusing on fundraising and administrative stuff. He also sold himself as someone who would increase community and fan involvement with the program. However the large fundraising that they have done has actually
    6 points
  20. Much better stated Click. Devonte has always been one of my favorites on the team. 2 years ago he was the most athletic guy on the team, and he had a few beautiful Alley Oop dunks that season. He is a hard worker, a great leader, and someone who just seems like a great guy to be around. If he doesn't go on to play internationally, it would not surprise me in the slightest if he became a great coach. That said, his shooting troubles so far this season, and for most of last season, have definitely made it significantly harder for the team to win. Opposing defenses haven't given his sho
    6 points
  21. So Rizzuto just strolls into the 9th game of the season and, after not playing a minute of D1 basketball drops 13 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. If there are any other Rizzuot/Iatis out there we should totally offer them a scholarship. Also, nice find of Fruscio to set up his score. Best game of the year for Hank. I'm not sure what the MAAC did to Ahmad Clark but had 30 against Canisius and 29 against Monmouth. There were stretches of Ahmad and four frosh out there. That's a good sign. The zone in the first half was interesting. Made rebounding tough though.
    6 points
  22. Just a reminder that reading this thread isn't mandatory for anyone.
    6 points
  23. I can't remember a year when we've had this many interesting story lines going into a season. -Son of an NFL QB might be our starting QB -Hanks coming back from injury -Former starting QB and Punter might be starting at LB -Former basketball player as a Tight End. -Click still banned by Gattuso on Twitter.
    6 points
  24. Have to say I think it’s laughable that Coach Brown hasn’t been extended. The results you get at UAlbany in relationship to the budget, facilities and other factors is beyond measure. This does not mean from a coaching perspective it can’t be better, there is always room for growth and improvement. But second guessing a coach is one of the easiest things one can do. Based on what I know and have experienced, Coach Brown’s results far exceed the circumstances. He is likely a victim of his own previous successes. There was an inflection point with the program that the university missed tha
    5 points
  25. Anyone who thinks the statement 'black lives matter' is racist, or is intended to make white people feel sorry for being white, has a fundamental misunderstanding of what the movement is about. Please, let me try to help you understand.... Right now, when you hear "black lives matter' you're interpreting it as "black lives matter more than white/blue/latino/asian lives", which is incorrect. That is *not* what the movement is about, but unfortunately many have been lead to believe this by people who want to delegitimize the movement. The correct way to interpret is: "black lives matte
    5 points
  26. UA 1 #21 Arizona 0. Let’s hear it for the ladies!!
    5 points
  27. *If you count the Dampots game. A few thoughts so far: -the in-season play hasn't fully met the preseason expectations. -We haven't been able to put the team on the floor that created the preseason expectations. -We need another guard in the rotation in the worst possible way. -Cam Healy can do just about anything but we're asking him to do too much. -Ahmad Clark isn't driving me as crazy as he did last year. That's not to say he doesn't drive me crazy. He has reduced chucking up threes, more or less. If he takes more than 4 or 5, we aren't winning. You can basica
    5 points
  28. Recruiting is especially tough when two key players leave very late (18/19 - too late to get valued players) then follow that by having one injury plagued early part of the season (19/20) and panic sets in. Albany was coming off I believe seven 19+ win seasons (7 post season invites) before the Post Graduate departures which appear to be good moves for Cremo and Nichols personally but tough for UA. Both were lightly recruited and developed nicely enough at UA to become interesting to P5 programs. Should we be upset about losing games? Sure! Anytime you're not winning you should
    5 points
  29. Clark's best game in a UAlbany uniform. 26 pts, 6 rbs, 8 assists, a steal, a block and sacrificing everything to take that charge late in the game. I actually thought that was a really entertaining game. Lots of scoring, both teams shot well and a former Duke player walked off our floor on the losing end. All it really lacked was Red Panda at halftime. We basically only played two guards in that game.
    5 points
  30. Undercuffler finished 2nd in the Jerry Rice award for Best Freshman. Thats nuts considering how bad we've been at that position for the past bunch of years. Nice work, coaching staff. (see..i say nice things about coaches when deserved).
    5 points
  31. Guys, Let's Crowd-fund a thermos for Eli
    5 points
  32. According to MY rules, a guy with GG’s CAA record ought to be unemployed....but what the heck do I know?
    5 points
  33. McGill now has a video link https://portal.stretchinternet.com/mcgill/ Aug 19, 6:45 pm broadcast for a 7 pm game time Concordia has a webcast page https://portal.stretchinternet.com/cumo/ but no games listed, They're playing Bermuda National tonight
    5 points
  34. I got my renewal letter yesterday and can’t recall ever being less enthused about a football season. AD folks, if you’re reading this, you have a problem. As a football fanatic and a UA fan since 1970, you have a problem and need to fix it. Why would you not hold a spring game at TMC? I wouldn’t go to that game if I was going to be here. I avoid Troy whenever possible. If Statefan is onto something and the game was moved to keep one player from transferring...you’ve got even bigger problems. I chose not to believe that. But I can’t see how this change will do any good. Maybe it’ll work out as
    5 points
  35. I never thought DJ Evans would amount to a hill of Siena, but his improvement going into his senior year was astounding. Those who stay will be champions.
    5 points
  36. You might have left out the best part. Saturday is Australia Day!
    5 points
  37. I know but we gotta keep in mind that these are real human beings who are trying...it's easy to post semi-anonymously on a message board. The other day I even felt bad for ripping into Losertuso constantly...Call me a softy if you must, it's the Holidays!
    5 points
  38. We had a putrid home loss against Harvard to go 2-6 in the first 8 games of the 2005-06 season. I don't remember how the rest of that year went.
    5 points
  39. Jus saw that. Awesome. Anyone saying this isn’t good for Albany is insane. I’m still not happy they left...but we have two kids that are first guys or so off the bench for the national champs and a top ranked ACC team. Brown did a great job getting and coaching these kids.
    5 points
  40. Women win their first AE XC championship. Well done ladies.
    5 points
  41. Major land for Coach and the staff. Mitch Doherty just committed. Big time passer and overall big. Had an offer from UMASS and was supposed to be on his offical to Hartford this weekend. Great job
    5 points
  42. Yup, yup and yup. It isn't just this year either. If you look over the last couple of seasons they've outperformed us in in the CAA. To me, that's the capper. If both programs were struggling, you could say the CAA is tough ,etc. The fact that they are doing well and maintaining it, really shines a light on us being in the cellar.
    5 points
  43. And I have noticed that our fellow SUNY brethren Stony Brook, are playing great ball this season including destroying URI today 52-14. Just makes our pathetic season look even worse. Ready for BB!
    5 points
  44. Siena's AD opined that the game should be at the TUC because it is a community game and that the TUC would allow more fans to see the game. This rationale or explanation would be furthered if the schools played the game twice in one season (once at the TUC and once at SEFCU) or if the game were played once a year with the game being treated as a neutral game for Siena and not in either schools' season-ticket package. Indeed, were the game treated as a neutral game, even more community members would have access to seats because it would not be included in Siena's season ticket package. Wha
    5 points
  45. home and home or shove it.
    5 points
  46. #SEFCU2018 HOME AND HOME, WE WILL NO LONGER CONTRIBUTE TO LCC'S BUYOUT FUND!
    5 points
  47. This is the truest post in the history of Big Purple Fans.
    5 points
  48. It finally comes out - Siena is the step child of St Bonnies.
    5 points
  49. We've had some heated debates about uniform changes.
    5 points
  50. Sometimes there is addition by subtraction !!!!!! Who knows!!!! Ability is extremely important but team chemistry is often underestimated!!!!!!
    5 points
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