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Everything posted by Oldtimer

  1. We have just finished game 3. Normally we would be at least game 8. A lot of new players and they seem to be good picks. However in the 2nd half they seem to develop a HS intramural mentality--watch me I am going to win the game--and they can't. Once we get Healy, Rizzuto, Huthinson and Lulka to meld in with Anderson, Kelly, Horton and Taylor we will be fine. UMBC is very, very good. I hope for a split at Vermont and then run the table with a few blips
  2. Transfers look good!! Freshmen look very good!! Loss of Stokes hurts but Izzy is a talent to watch!!
  3. I have almost the exact experience as dslyank--calls, e-mails with the only response "we are making a change soon" but it never happens only Will Brown at Niagara??
  4. Mass punishment never works i.e. fair. Find students who violated, punish them, but not the team(s)! Administrators are notorious for not knowing how to discipline rule breaking athletes.
  5. #3,6 & 7 are all based on increasing the endowment. Remember UA started as a college for teachers. UB, Binghamton were private colleges with a variety of degrees. SBU started much later, is on Long Island which demands high pay and results in ability to give. As a retired teacher I donate in the 4 figures but not all the old-timers can do that. When those who graduated with non-teaching degrees become older maybe they can build up the endowment. UA is indeed a young University and we suffer for it.
  6. I agree with Dane Pound!! The last political thread was PAINFUL!!
  7. I thought this thread was "2020 A Look Ahead"---not a thread for political loonies!!
  8. I also plan to make my GDAC contribution. Waiting to see a plan for ticket holders---at 80+ I may be dumb but hopefully not stupid.
  9. I hope no one leaves. We have plenty of spots to fill without people leaving. The previous comments seem to be all based on scoring. Defense is also important---deSousa had injuries and illness but still was asked to guard one of the opponents best scorers which probably had an effect on his offensive energy. Rizutto was probably the best defender of the three guards and had a very slow offensive start but came back at the end. We'll be fine --keep the players and fill those 4 open spots.
  10. Live by the 3, die by the three--todays game is boring--jack up 30 threes--make 5 and you're going to lose. We may have some decent BIGS but we will never know--they get the ball so seldom they fumble it or are totally confused. Maybe we could use an assistant that wasn't a guard?
  11. We need another guard?? We started 4 guards the last two games and had 42 turnovers. We just need someone who values the ball and realizes there are four team mates on the court.
  12. Cam Healy did well but it took him two overtimes to beat Patricia Conroy!! The event was a little disappointing compared to the format in prior years.
  13. Obviously used last years file and left 2018 instead of 2019. I have had problems for two years using snail mail. Using my on-line account is the only way for me to go.
  14. Miller as a starter in place of Healy is a real stretch. Rizutto and Healy were obviously drivers in HS but are still learning about the athleticism even in the AE. I like DeSousa on the front of the press and he always has a rebound and a point or two for the three minutes he plays. I think CB is still trying to find the right combo and subs going forward. PATIENCE!!
  15. Having Big 5 schools looking at UA for graduate students means we are recruiting good student athletes. It hurts to loose them but it is a long run positive.
  16. The GDAC membership is very reasonable if you want quality sports teams---athletic scholarships are very expensive. GDAC memberships are not only contributions but also season tickets. We are in the top 100 of GDAC contributors of over 10,000 and contribute only 1200-1500 per year. Get out your check books or make that card slide.
  17. Both Ford and DeCortes looked good for Frosh in early games but if possible I would redshirt both to give them more playing time and a MS degree. We have 4 very good bigs now and their playing time would be limited. We need guards!!
  18. In response to nysteve661: Our bench is outscored because they do not play--coaches choice--check game stats. He should have no complaints--his choice.
  19. We made the Final 4 last year and for years have been very close. Totally surprising with all of the negative comments. Will we ever have a 50/50 response on comments??
  20. And a lot of poor shots by our leader! But they are kids so that happens!
  21. Back to the original Canisius question---it can't be answered easily. The Griffins were coming off a difficult game and were very FLAT i.e. Terrible; which made us look pretty good. With all the line-up changes, it is still a work in progress---wish Vermont wasn't our first game.
  22. For a lacrosse player you have to offer a graduate major they can relate to. It is getting better now but for years it has been difficult for both graduate and undergraduate majors. As an Albany graduate and guidance counselor, Albany had little to offer. It is much better now but still thin.
  23. We need to stop the Dartmouth 3's. I would like to CB's 1-3-1 zone changed to a 3 - 2 which covers the outside and the corners BUT the foul line is a problem. However, I'm not the coach so what do I know!
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