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dslyank

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  1. DOES NOT WORK. DO NOT ATTEMPT. You need to WAIT until you get an email from Nate Mason with a pin before you can reset your account. I learned the hard way and am now waiting for Nate to straighten out my mess. The above site should not have been on the web; until Nate had time to get his emails out.
  2. Last year when Anderson tried to play through his injury; he was awful and like you say looked totally LOST. Early this year more of the same, thought he was just trying too hard? Seems like a good kid and has shown a few glimpses. I hope he works it out; but I have to agree, it looks like he "will not play much."
  3. Just go to ualbanysports.com and hit shop or direct link: https://albany.shoptruespirit.com/shop/ualbany/collections/basketball?categoryId=72114&topCatId=70037 also barns&noble online bookstore has team gear and often has good sales; even though sometimes the items are not always the most recent logo's and styles. The pricing and service is good and being OLD, do not care about latest "style." If I remember {just said I am OLD}, I'll try to post the link, next time b&n has a sale. Anyhow, I think the above link will get you the good stuff. ps just got sale email
  4. I did not see the beginning of the game and missed the kneeling. The entire AmEast is having a Martin Luther King tribute weekend. I wonder if the kneeling was in tribute to King or has it been a regular occurrence at UA {I have not seen it previously?} Speaking of GDAC, I did make my regular basketball donation this week. Received emails from both Gattuso and Will Brown this week; advertising team gear sales and of course asking for donations. I had made football gdac long ago; but decided to add-in my basketball gdac now. I did not support the "sellout" program, felt it really was a sel
  5. The AmEast would be smart to just play a conference only schedule THIS year. The caa is already doing this; the patriot league likely; and others a strong possibility. The ivy like the article says who knows; but with their earliest possible practice being March 1, will if they play at all probably be conference only. With the addition of NJIT, the AmEast has 8 lacrosse playing members; playing each home & away will give a 14 game schedule. It would allow a little later starting time, less early season bad weather and have more flexibility for covid issues. If they do not go conferenc
  6. Some say Rizzuto is not a D1 player. They may be right. But IMHO he makes the perfect captain. He gives 110%, 110% of the time; whether he plays 2 minutes or 38 minutes he always stays positive; he only cares about winning; he is fearless and not afraid of getting into the face of any of ANY opponent or teammate. Maybe he does not have Levi Levine's skill level; but like Levi, he is the perfect sole captain.
  7. A real AD would demand the resources it takes to run a quality program. The current AD only cares about raising money. Maybe if he did his job and ran a quality program FIRST, it would be a lot easier to raise money. I know what comes first the chicken or the egg; but a real AD if he was not given the funding or the support to run a quality program, would say, sorry I cannot run this program like that and leave. If he is satisfied to draw a salary and tread water, you get what you get ---MEDIOCRACY! IMHO, even if you threw a ton of money at him, our current AD does not have the where-with
  8. Damn it Eli, I am trying NOT to like your posts; trying to keep my slim LIKES lead; but you are 100% right on. As are the many who are describing how boring this team is and has been for a number of years now. I am a lot older than most on this blog and have bled purple and gold for over 50 years. I was at a UA basketball game 2/1/1975 and 1/28/1980 and a thousand others. These two days stand out, because two of my sons were born on those days. Yes I was at a basketball game hours after my wife gave birth. The only reason I was not at a game on my third son's birthday, was there was not a game
  9. I understand Healy and Luka are injured and may be for a while. But what the heck is the matter with Hutch. Showed a lot of promise last year {a little inconsistent @ times, but for a freshman, I really thought we had something may be even a star in the making??} Shafer reported as the "BEST" player in practice. Is it nerves, he like Hutch seems totally lost when on the floor. And JoJo played only 8 minutes yesterday. Counting Healy & Luka that is what many predicted could be UA's starting five this year??????? Also, for a team that has only played 4 games, WHY are we SO beat up. Brown m
  10. Saw the replay several times. Seemed to me a NO CALL. Even the homie announcers "sort of" indicated they thought it would be NO CALL. What I saw was a scramble for the ball; Duncan flat on his back on the floor kicked his feet out, did not really look like any intent, just trying to maintain equilibrium I think, but the kick did get CJ. When Duncan started to get up it looked like CJ pumped Duncan causing him to fall back down. Probably was with purpose, but definitely not overly aggressive. Just letting Duncan KNOW he got kicked, IMHO do not think CJ was out of control or trying to knock Dun
  11. I understand Healy and Luka are injured and may be for a while. But what the heck is the matter with Hutch. Showed a lot of promise last year {a little inconsistent @ times, but for a freshman, I really thought we had something may be even a star in the making??} Shafer reported as the "BEST" player in practice. Is it nerves, he like Hutch seems totally lost when on the floor. And JoJo played only 8 minutes yesterday. Counting Healy & Luka that is what many predicted could be UA's starting five this year??????? Also, for a team that has only played 4 games, WHY are we SO beat up. Brown m
  12. New arena at least a year away. Also now even more as I heard construction paused covid
  13. Is jojo anderson now also injured? Hardly played at all. Horton had to play almost the entire game with a bad back? When he missed those 2 foul shots at the end he looked really uncomfortable??
  14. Thanks for the corrections. I did not go back far enough. We shot better yesterday %age wise. Seems we do have some pieces once we get our game legs on and "hopefully" full strength. I am more encouraged today. THANKs
  15. AGREE it is too early to say much definitively and basically agree with your overall assessment. My "very early" pessimism comes from seeing the offense {or lack thereof} this weekend; but more from looking at who the staff brought in. I LOVE Brown and I'd give him a life time contract; but if you look at the player profiles of the transfers, every single one {except Horton who was a Juco} was basically a ROLL player at best and not single one ever averaged double figure scoring in their entire D1 careers. In fact, each averaged less than five points per game last year. I am NOT saying they ar
  16. I say don't even try. Save the money and put it towards a FIELD HOUSE.
  17. AGREE 100% A lot to like about this team; but like Click I see the same old same old. Just CANNOT score enough!! You can say what you want about good hard nose D and rebounding; but the bottom line you have to outscore the other team. And it seems the last few years we simply cannot find enough guys who can CONSISTENTLY put the ball in the hoop. ps shot 27% from 3 yesterday, 32% overall. Not much better Saturday. There it iS!
  18. Know it is very early. But totally disgusted OFFENSIVELY. Same old same old. Can't make lay-ups; can't complete around the basket and as I see it {so far} our only chance of winning is getting hot from the outside and 30% range is NOT going to cut it. Only chance, is make 35 to 40% or more; OR you will see a lot of low scoring close loses, like this weekend.
  19. CW, I got to agree with Eli and others here. While I am glad you enjoy instagram; you should be more specific with your references please. I do not do Facebook or instagram or tweet. Did not even know what instagram was. I asked my wife and she said it was basically tweeting with pictures. Like tweeting, limited text and hence not much substance there. Of course, I could be totally wrong; like I say I'm a non-user and novice at best. But I will say this, because I respect your input on this blog, I have tried to follow your links; but have been totally unable to find anything. Perhaps summariz
  20. The women seem pretty aggressive about playing some real games. They schedule Seton Hall minutes after their game with Hofstra and very quickly after hearing St. Peters canceled. Seems to me important to get some real games started. Anyone have thoughts why the men and coach Brown have NOT been similarly looking to play for real???? There are a lot of teams out there looking for games. umbc will have six games under their belt, when we see them next week. Does Will think his team is so DEEP, that they can continue to get better by simply playing against each other???????
  21. lcc quarantined their players at the Desmond Hotel. Not saying UA should be so elaborate; but there are fine hotels and long stay hotels on both Washington and Western Ave. Also, the graduate housing along Fuller and more near the Nano college must have available space, especially now that school is virtual. Benson claims UA's top priority is the safety of the student athlete. My opinion (feel free to disagree--I've been upfront with my dislike and distrust of the job he's done; not hiding it} is ALL he cares about is Money and/or trying to keep his job no matter how inept.
  22. I find this virtual seat promotion INSULTING! I have been trying for the better part of 3 months to purchase my seats and make my priority GDAC donation; with the full knowledge there would be probably not be a season. I accepted the roll over option when lacrosse was canceled, ordered my football tickets this summer on faith and made my gold GDAC donation {the gdac was debited, the tickets money was escrowed.} Perfectly willing to do the same thing for basketball. Attached is part of my ongoing correspondence with Nate Mason and have now also copied Justin Brown. Nate, It has been a
  23. It is NOT you. Coverage in the TU has been practically nil and even Wyland on 13 has had pretty much nothing. lcc has an article in the paper EVERY single day; even if it says the exact same thing as the previous day. UA may appear once per week if that much. Absolutely outrages! And not to be labor the point and bring up old wounds; but COMMUNICATION in all forms has been an issue with UA athletics since Benson arrived, and to a lesser degree previously. On October 13th, I emailed the ticket department, stating I wanted to order my season basketball tickets and make an appropriate gdac d
  24. Bookstore having 25% off everything sale. Bought a couple of hats and a sweatshirt. Modeled then for my wife. She said "now you are all dressed up and no where to go."
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