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  1. The only mention of our game last evening in the Times Union was in an updated version of today's game: Davis will return to Alumnae Hall with the Great Danes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, a day after opening the season with a 67-62 loss at Towson. He scored 20 points in each of UAlbany’s exhibitions, numbers that approach his performances against the Mighty Macs: 24 points in a 2018 game and 27 (plus 11 rebounds and eight assists) a year later. Davis had 12 points, two rebounds and two assists Monday night.
  2. Danes visit Immaculata Davis, an Arcadia transfer, is no stranger to Mighty Macs’ gym By Abigail Rubel James Franco / Times Union UAlbany guard Da’Kquan Davis, left, has scored over 50 points against the Mighty Macs. James Franco / Times Union UAlbany’s Trey Hutcheson shoots over Saint Rose guard Max Jusianiec during an exhibition game on Wednesday. He had 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists. When Da’Kquan Davis left Division III Arcadia for the University at Albany men’s basketball team, Immaculata coach Jayson Hyman breathed a sigh of relief. “Didn’t think I would ever be playing against him again. It was kind of exciting when he left Arcadia,” Hyman said of the 6-foot-1 guard who scored 1,825 career points for the Knights. Davis will return to Alumnae Hall with the Great Danes Tuesday at 5 p.m., a day after opening the season at Towson. He scored 20 points in each of UAlbany’s exhibitions, numbers that approach his performances against the Mighty Macs: 24 points in a 2018 game and 27 (plus 11 rebounds and eight assists) a year later. “He plays to his strengths. He knows his game. Most basketball players develop that IQ later in their career. He grasped that pretty early, which made him stand out amongst the rest,” Hyman said. It’s unusual for a Division I school to play a Division III school on the road, but with SEFCU Arena under renovation and the Great Danes playing at Hudson Valley Community College, it’s an unusual season for UAlbany. Assistant coach Bobby Jordan, who’ll continue as UAlbany’s acting head coach at Immaculata while Dwayne Killings serves the penultimate game of his suspension, reached out to Hyman because the team was looking for a game on the way back from Towson. The offer was like “Christmas came early.” “I leaped at that. Being able to host a team like Albany is amazing for our school, our program, for my guys. Just to compete against a DI team, have that be part of their four-year experience here, I think that’s a good thing,” Hyman said. Immaculata’s men’s basketball team hasn’t hosted a Division I team before, but the program is only 17 years old. It was added in 2005 after Immaculata went coed in 2003. (The women’s team, though, won the first-ever national championship in 1972.) UAlbany has struggled with injuries at the start of the season, with leading returning scorer Justin Neely sitting out both exhibitions with a shoulder injury. Malik Edmead (ankle) and Will Amica (groin) also missed time in the preseason. Trey Hutcheson and Gerald Drumgoole both stood out, with Drumgoole scoring 19 points against Skidmore and Hutcheson filling the stat sheet with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks at Saint Rose. Senior forward Tyler Tillery is the Mighty Macs’ top returning player after averaging 11.2 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game last season. Immaculata went 8-19, 4-8 in the Atlantic East Conference. “I have a pretty young team. ... So to expose them to a team like Albany would be good for their growth,” Hyman said. Having Davis on the other team only adds to that. “It’s a good story, and some of these guys may attach to that, and it may elevate their game because of that opportunity that Da’Kquan had,” he continued. “He was exceptional, but he had good games and bad games on that level too, and now he’s excelling at the Division I level, I think a lot of D3 kids can take from his experience.”
  3. Nov 7 (Mon) 7:00 PM at Saint Rose Exhibition Albany, NY History
  4. I am certain Mark and Vic along with the University attorneys are and will continue to discuss their options about Gattuso and his contract. I wonder if anyone on this forum knows when Benson's contract expires. Are we headed for another Dr. Lee McElroy situation where Benson is told that his contract would not be renewed?
  5. .... not trying to argue a legal case ... just pointing out a couple of Gattuso concern would have been .. I agree with "I think Mark meant well..." and yes this has turned out badly.
  6. I saw this the other day ... this is an entire new take on entering the transfer portal ... could we start seeing a more wide spread use of this method: Nine Princeton Seniors Enter Grad Transfer Portal for '24, Madalon Issues Statement
  7. Why did Mark, Vic and the University extend Gattuso's contract, I refer you back to the announcement of the extension: Football Coach Greg Gattuso Signs Contract Extension Through 2024 For me personally, I understood why the group extended his contract, however I would hope there exists an understanding that this contract extension would have result in a winning record and not a losing record no matter how close the outcomes with piling list of excuses. I am certain Gattuso had a labor lawyer review the contract before signing largely due to his age ... he is looking to get to retirement without having to worry about looking for another job.
  8. I went to the UAlbany home match against Binghamton. While UAlbany win that evening, I felt that Binghamton had the better team and not allow a repeat.
  9. At mid-majors, most sports have their cycle, UAlbany FH is making its first appearance in the tournament in 4 years. Volleyball lost a bit from last year's team. The rebuilding effort may take some time.
  10. From today's Times - Union: UAlbany headed back to NCAAs Sports staff America East Athletics UAlbany field hockey celebrates its victory over Stanford in the America East championship on Sunday in Orono, Maine. The UAlbany field hockey team, ranked 17th in the nation, is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018 following a thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over Stanford in the America East championship game on Sunday. Trailing 1-0 late in the fourth quarter, sophomore Blanca Orsola collected a rebound, dodged the goalie, and lifted the ball into the net with just two and a half minutes remaining in regulation. Stanford earlier grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second quarter as Caroline Guden redirected a shot by Cara Sambeth from the top of the circle. After two 10-minute overtime periods failed to yield any scores, the Cardinal and the Great Danes headed into a shootout to determine which team would represent the America East in the NCAA Tournament next week. UAlbany senior goalie Hannah Mangan stood firm, securing two saves against the Cardinal. Meanwhile, UAlbany’s Floor de Ruiter, Alison Smisdom and Charlotte Triggs each scored on their shots. Senior Julie Rodijk then secured the title for the Great Danes with a successful try, giving the Danes a 4-1 edge and no path for Stanford to tie the game. “It was a fantastic game all around,” UAlbany Coach Phil Sykes, who has now leads the Great Danes back to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in his career. “I thought in the end, of course, you want to win but it’s a shame somebody had to because it was so evenly fought.” “Both teams played great. We had a long spell where we were down 1-0 and sometimes you can try to force a goal and sort of panic but I was so proud of our girls for staying the course and following the game plan,” said Sykes. “Both teams had great looks; both goalies played amazingly. The shootout was a nice redemption from last year — in a way, we defeated our demons.” UAlbany advanced to the America East final in 2021 as well but fell to Maine, 2-1 in a shootout. This year’s squad has at least one more game on the season.
  11. From the NCAA.com with a link to the bracket: INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Committee announced today the teams that will compete in the 2022 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. Ten conferences were awarded automatic qualification. The four lowest automatic-qualification teams will compete in two opening round games. The remaining six automatic-qualification teams were placed in the bracket. The following conferences and their representatives received an automatic qualification: America East Conference: Albany Atlantic Coast Conference: North Carolina Atlantic 10 Conference: Saint Joseph’s Big East Conference: Liberty Big Ten Conference: Michigan The Ivy League: Princeton Colonial Athletic Association: Delaware Mid-American Conference: Miami (OH) Northeast Conference: Rider Patriot League: Lehigh The remaining eight teams that were selected at-large (listed alphabetically) include: Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest. SEE THE BRACKET HERE Opening round games will be played on Nov. 9 at two of the first- and second round sites. First- and second-round games will be played on four campus sites Nov. 11 and 13. UConn will host the national semifinals on Friday, Nov. 18 and the championship final on Sunday, November 20 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Connecticut. The semifinals will be available on ESPN+ at Noon and 3 p.m. Eastern time and the championship game will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on ESPNU. For ticket information visit NCAA.com/tickets. Northwestern is the defending national champion, claiming its first NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship title with a 2-0 victory over Liberty at Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Nov. 21, 2021. Previous READ MORE Next
  12. Shootouts Prove Successful for 2022 America East Champions The 2022 DI field hockey selection show is Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET.: https://www.ncaa.com/live-updates/fieldhockey/d1/2022-di-field-hockey-championship-scores-updates
  13. You and I have something in common as Vic called me because of concerns that I expressed about another matter and the conversation led to the current state of football. I do not know what he said to you however I was left with the impression that football is a high concern.
  14. The current view of the Top Sixteen NCAA Division One Schools for soccer from NCAA.com: NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee Top 16 ranking RANKING SCHOOL RECORD 1. Washington 13-0-2 2. Kentucky 9-0-5 3. Duke 10-0-4 4. Syracuse 12-2-2 5. Louisville 9-3-3 6. Stanford 9-2-4 7. Tulsa 8-2-2 8. Maryland 9-2-4 9. SMU 9-3-1 10. Lipscomb 11-1-2 11. Virginia 9-4-2 12. Akron 9-2-4 13. Cornell 11-3 14. Portland 10-1-3 15. UNC Greensboro 10-1-4 16. Oregon St. 6-3-4
  15. Men's Soccer Defeats Six-Seed NJIT 2-0 in America East Quarterfinal Three-seed UAlbany men's soccer records its fourth-straight shutout, defeating six-seed NJIT 2-0 in the quarterfinal round of the 2022 America East Tournament.
  16. Back from Casey Stadium ... UAlbany advances to the semi-finals with a 2 - 0 victory over NJIT .... on to Burlington VT to face the Catamounts.
  17. Volleyball Readies for Final Road Match Nov 6 (Sun) 1:00 PM AE at Binghamton Vestal, NY ESPN3 Live Stats Preview History
  18. #17 Field Hockey Advances to Championship https://americaeast.com/news/2022/11/4/2022_aefh-semifinals.aspx
  19. Just in case anyone is headed to Elon tomorrow the NWS forecast calls for early morning fog, then mostly sunny afternoon, high around 77 degrees
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