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  1. I was also at the conversation. MsG. has it pretty much as it was. The whole thing like usual was pretty vague. Philip's said "no announcements--no specifics." He did say UA could not pay and will not pay to have the Giants in Albany. It appears to me the only one who is really pressing for the Giants return is Jerry Jennings (who was there last night for only 30 minutes or so). Maybe the city of Albany will pay for the turf field, but I doubt it. Philip's did seem adamant about not lining Fallon field and I hope he sticks to his guns; and we at least get a new turf field elswehere which
  2. I agree with danefan, start digging NOW. Enough is enough. We have enough plans and studies to rebuild the entire uptown campus.
  3. This whole Dartmouth affair is starting to stink of tampering, McElroy should tell Dartmouth to siena or get off the pot or (and I seriously doubt it) if Brown is the one playing games (and like I say I doubt it because those type of games are serious suicide) he should be publicly reprimanded/warned/disciplined. Our basketball program is at a turning point and I personally hope WB comes back and proves all the nay-sayers wrong. But in any case this whole thing is a major distraction and someone from UA needs to get this resolved TODAY; so we can move forward with the program.
  4. Heres some clarification of what the State is giving Cortland for the Jets coming back - http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=13627 and they already have the better facility than us! From what I was told, NY State has money in a fund if the Giants do come back, which supposedly, they will be coming back. I do not get it? Why is Cortland taking away turf and adding grass fields; and Albany needs to do the opposite? Anyone know what is going on; both Jets and Giants ultimately play on the same field? Did I read the link article wrong? Also, I cannot believe the Jets in Cor
  5. Click, Thank you for your response. I look forward to continued success with Purple and Gold Nation.
  6. That's a pretty good guess hadn't considered Australia. Click, two questions which of course you do not have to answer if you do not want? Why a blog (Purple & Gold Nation) separate from BPF? Do you have a connection to UA which gives some credibility to your comments/thoughts. I do not mean this in any derogatory way, I have always respected your opinions, I am just trying to establish a degree of reliability. Thanks; and if you can not answer or choose do not, I understand and respect the confidentiallity of blogging. 1) The reason for the blog is fairly sim
  7. That's a pretty good guess hadn't considered Australia. Click, two questions which of course you do not have to answer if you do not want? Why a blog (Purple & Gold Nation) separate from BPF? Do you have a connection to UA which gives some credibility to your comments/thoughts. I do not mean this in any derogatory way, I have always respected your opinions, I am just trying to establish a degree of reliability. Thanks; and if you can not answer or choose do not, I understand and respect the confidentiallity of blogging.
  8. Anyone know? Has this team thrown the towel in? Resetarits out for the season. Pompo and Kreuzer??? I noticed at Sunday's game the back-up goalie DeCicco was not listed on the roster. Carroll gave up goals on the first four shots he faced; he did get better as the game progressed, which seems to be his MO. The offense seems pretty conservative. Whatever happened to players like playing for Marr because he "let's them play." ?? How could we look so good in pre-season and be 0-6? Inside Lacrosse and Lax Power both were putting Drexel down for letting Albany come back, as if Albany Lacross
  9. I know sometimes I can be unrealistically optimistic; but I feel next year we can move back to top three in conference. With a year under their belts, thrown into the fire sort of speak, the young kids should be much improved and ready to compete. The red shirts look on paper at least of being able to help. We should get something (anything will be an improvement over Harris (in my opinion)) with the three schollies. The staff I am sure is as angry over last year as all of us (does anyone really think they do not care; I know some think they are not capable, but I do not think anyone can think
  10. I was at the game and would like to end the season on a positive note, that I was actually pretty proud of the teams effort yesterday. I thought they fought and played hard throughout, Six plus minutes in the first half and ten + in the second half without a basket, and they lost by the smallest margin of any team in the quarters. In the 10 + drought there was a play that might have summed up the game and maybe the season. Metcalf was under the basket with no one in front of him and it looked to be a sure lay-in; two SBU's were draped over his back and the shot went about a foot to eighteen in
  11. Why is everyone so afraid to talk or ask about the stadium? You would think it was a dirty word. Danefan asked about the spring game and the STADIUM. 72 reported game 4/24, but his or anyone else lack of response on STADIUM, leads me to believe it was not mentioned at all during the lunch. Why are people involved so afraid to discuss it. IT IS NOT A BAD THING--IT IS NEEDED--IT WILL BE GOOD FOR UA.
  12. I was also at the game; and I am not sure if it was a lack of effort or not. But I can definitely report that face-offs continue to be a major problem (you do not need to be an expert to see this problem, the #s speak for themselves.) Secondly, Siena at least yesterday exhibited much more team spead than Albany. Bob Ford when we played Montana a few years back commented that speed is the one area that we cannot match up with when we play up. This appears also true when we play BB at Syracuse etc. They say speed is the one thing you can not coach. Anyhow, at least yesterday, Siena seemed to run
  13. I agree 100%. Great post and explanation. On the TU blog there was a lot of negativity concerning Allen and CB's move putting Allen in.I wrote that I thought it was a great move getting a fresh pair of legs and good defensive player like Billy on Amin. Thanks for your analysis.
  14. 96, I know you are probably right about the 4-6 mo design phase, in fact we probably will never get this thing built; but my question is have'nt we been designing and re-designing this thing for YEARS??? Why do they need another 4 to 6 for design?
  15. Not that I dont disagree with your point (I agree for the most part about taking the T), but Doc Sauers prided himself for NOT getting T's. He once told us he could count on both hands how many T's he got in his career. 96, I have been been a season ticket holder since 1968 and I agree with you and know Doc Sauers did not take a lot of technicals. In fact, I probably have seen the few he did take because I can count the number of games I have missed (in yes 40 years) on MY TWO HANDS. I assure you, when he did take one he took it wisely or had players smart enough to know when too tak
  16. I agree with DP and bosiy, I yelled out several times for coach to take the "T". I have seen Sauers and other coaches turn around a teams effort, with a well placed technical. And I for one, do think we win with an honest officiating crew. The tall white guy and short fat one were about the worst "pair" of officials I've seen together in a long while. I've seen bad officials many times, but I do not recall ever seeing a pair like those two at the same time. Bing went to the line twice as many times as Albany (28 to 15 I think) and it was NOT a case of a team going to the line a lot at games en
  17. I may get laughed off this blog, but im my "opinion" I like the thought of giving Billy Allen more playing time. While not quick enough to cover a very good point guard, he plays good defense overall (2-4). He is strong and long, rebounds the hell out of the ball and takes a charge and does not foul a lot. Ok here it comes--offensively he has not produced, but I think he only lacks confidence. A good shooting game or two is what he needs and I see him becoming a stat packer (aka Lyllis). He is a smart headie player that does a lot of things well. At the end of the Siena game he took a pass in
  18. No one ever wants to lose a game and Saturday was pretty disappointing to say the least. But I personally would not blame coach Brown for not giving a $iena about this game. It was coach who stood up for the University and it fans when the last contract was up for this game. He openly stated he would not play this game unless UA got a better financial deal and "UA FANS" got better seats. While he alone stood up for the UA and its fans, Dr M. and the powers to be succombed to preasure from Jerry Jennings etc. and we got the same rotten seats and rotten financial deal as before. Brown and UA fan
  19. Why would the CAA be interested in UA? It seems UA's financial committments to upgrade would be at least what Northeast's amount is and probably a whole lot more. With their alumi base and endowment and they do not want to spend the monies; what chance does Albany have? Some posters claim to be "in-the-know" with reliable contacts and sources; but most on this blog have never seen a realistic proposal of a stadium upgrade, let alone scholarship committments. I do not want to be negative and have said before when we see a shovel in the ground, many will come forward with checkbook in hand an
  20. Albany looked up-tight through out. even in the third set which they dominated, they looked nervous. Bingo looked relaxed and played for the most part like they had nothing to lose, which is often the case for the underdog (even though they were the preseason pick of the AE) Anyone in-the-know: is there is any chance of an at-large bid to the NCCA? 21-9 (10-0) not too shabby. 22-9 if we beat American on the 28th. Anyhow congratulations ladies on a fantastic season.
  21. I may be mistaken, but I think Caufield will be gone when Lyle arrives. Nevertheless, it is a great class coming in; and I like many cannot wait to to bundle up this Feb/March and start watching this team come together.
  22. I had to leave early but saw all but two minutes. Thought I would add a couple thoughts. I was very impressed with Gavin Glanton; he seemed the most poised of the freshman with good range and a nice touch. Black and Tartt seemed less poised at the start, but both seemed to get more comfortable as the scrimmage progressed. Metcalf to me did not look smooth at all. but was always around the ball had a ton of rebounds and 10 points. He may be one of those classic players that do not look like much but GETS IT DONE. MJ looked like a completely different player and if the scrimmage was a true indi
  23. MY OPINION..if I may. I think instead of talking hot seat, we should be talking contract extension. Brown has done an amazing job of building the program, and all the time with quality student athletes. And except for a few fireworks he runs a clean program that we can be proud of. Sure he has lost some kids to transfer and may have been out coached at times, but so have pretty nearly every coach at every program. He has brought us a long way, the future is bright. He should be rewarded.
  24. I do not think filling the new "stadium" or a renovated UA "field" will be a problem. I do not think fund raising will be much a problem either. If we ever get a shovel in the ground; fans will open their wallets, hundreds of former FORD players and current and new fans will come forward with picks and shovels in hand. If you start it they will come and keep coming. I know I am sounding Polyanna (also dating myself), but I simply feel (my opinion) that if we ever get something-anything started only good results will follow. I know state funding is the key but it seems to me we have a substanti
  25. Bob and 73, I do not really mean to be negative about the lunches, golf or auction scrimmage. Actually my point is just the opposite, the more activities and fund raising the better. My point is, include some evenings and/or weekends so more people may be able to attend and hence more money and interest generated. To not have the open scrimmage or at least a second one open to all is counter productive to maximum exposure and developing fan interest and support. Charge admission or pass the hat would be better than the auction idea; or have a second scrimmage open to all. The more things the b
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