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Posts posted by cwdickens

  1. 8 hours ago, jimbo said:



    Looks like they are recruiting hard in Sec 2 and Lily looks like a great addition. Not for the first time I have to wonder....if she wants to study physical therapy, why would she chose UA? Or do they complete a science/health related undergrad, then go on to grad school for the PT masters? I suppose there’s more than one way to become a PT. 


    Ah, never mind. I’ve got cabin fever and my excessively long hair is impacting my brain cells. Luckily I can still google stuff and come to find out, the PT masters was discontinued 5 years ago and now there’s a Doctor or Physial therapy degree in its place. And apparently you don’t need to do a PT undergrad program. I’ve answered most of my questions.  Except where in the heck I can get a haircut....

    Interesting, I saw 👀 Roger Wyland's interview with her over Zoom yesterday.  So now we have a Hoosick Falls grad coming this fall and a Cambridge grad in 2021.  Surprising and interesting.

  2. This is a shout out to all the moms of UAlbany athletes (current/past), UAlbany coaches and Big Purple Fans:  Happy Mother's Day!  Keeping the flame burning in these trying times is difficult.  When I have had the opportunity to meet the parents of UAlbany athletes, I always share a phase with them and on today to all the moms of UAlbany athletes and coaches:  Thank you for sharing your son or daughter with us.

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  3. 6 hours ago, Dane Pound said:

    The AE board had a "What If" thread about recuits/players that didn't pan out.

    The Gallup thing was rough because he would have played a couple of years with Jamar had he not transferred. We could have been respectable much quicker. Things didn't turn out so bad though.

    As a follow up and clarification to my earlier comment, my intent is not to stifle sharing of information.  I just have  strong feelings about athletes who show up with lots of fan fare, only to leave UAlbany high and dry.  UAalum72 shares enormous amount of useful and interesting information.  Yes, things didn't turn out so bad.

  4. 1 hour ago, BestDaneSinceHamlet said:

    Looks like they just picked a transfer from Pitt V'Lique Carter.  I think two more years left. 

    And it seems he was a legit piece of their offense, not just some walk-on who never saw the field.  




    Great 👍job!! Thanks for sharing this to the group.

  5. On 5/6/2020 at 10:53 PM, nysteve661 said:

    TD is staying at Yale for 5th season.  Seems he found a loophole to play another year.  Ivies do not allow more than 8 semesters of an athlete but since he transferred in,  he hasn't hit the 8 yet at Yale.  Ingenious but obvious if you know the policy.

    My last comment about TD:  UGH.  This is what I say to myself when I feel when all of us (including myself) carry-on or bring up a situation involving a former UAlbany player who leaves early in his career.  Dslyank is right when he stated that TD is out for himself and is centered on himself, started two years ago.  He likely does not see a pro season this year.

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  6. 5 hours ago, UAalum72 said:

    E J Gallup named head coach at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown 

    I am giving this update on a former UAlbany player a rating of "UGH".  As I recall, one and gone plus a helicopter 🚁 father who relocated to the Carolinas, encouraging his son to jump ship.  While an important part of Section 2 high school basketball 🏀 folklore, an insignificant contribution to UAlbany.  That said: I wish him well at FMCC. 

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  7. "Easy come, easy go", a player reversing a commitment to a school from the Transfer Portal should come as no surprise, these are not normal times.  I see no certainty in the current basketball 🏀recruitment period. Perhaps, next year will be the "Year of Retention" .

  8. Yea, I am completing some spring chores today.  The wooden patio table and chairs look real nice after refinishing the set with stain this morning,  mowing the lawn this afternoon, grilling burgers this evening. My point, I rather have been at Casey Stadium watching 👀 the America East Conference Championship in Men's and Women's Lacrosse.  Sadly, doing chores while reflecting on how times have become so difficult and hard for many is the new normal.  I hope everyone is hanging in there and as Andrew would say "We are New York tough, We are New York smart".

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  9. 5 minutes ago, Clickclack said:

    Dude...it's not the fans job to construct roster...telling a kid we don't want you on an open forum is kind of low. I mean shoot, I could understand of it was in heat of game or something but on a cool head?


    He's not going anywhere...

    Thank you for your comments!

  10. On 4/22/2020 at 2:28 PM, cwdickens said:

    Inside Lacrosse is reporting that Yale's Jackson Morrill and Lucas Cotler have entered the NCAA Transfer Portel.  Jackson stated both had exhausted every avenue available to return to Yale.  Both are looking to attend grad school and play one more season. 

    At last count, there are two Yale seniors plus one freshman looking to play elsewhere.  TD and the mentioned above would give any team a legitimate shot at a NCAA championship.   The freshman is B J Burlace, Defense.  Scott Marr would have interest in all four, not withstanding the other twenty DI coaches circling like vultures.  LOL ☺. 

  11. On 4/22/2020 at 2:28 PM, cwdickens said:

    Inside Lacrosse is reporting that Yale's Jackson Morrill and Lucas Cotler have entered the NCAA Transfer Portel.  Jackson stated both had exhausted every avenue available to return to Yale.  Both are looking to attend grad school and play one more season. 

    Perhaps, TD is reconsidering options as other classmates have considered moving on.

  12. On 4/18/2020 at 7:51 PM, cwdickens said:

    Scott Marr provided Inside Lacrosse with a brief statement of appreciation concerning Dave Pietramala for his assistance to Scott as a student athlete at John Hopkins, as a coach and to his family for taking his son Kyle under his wings.  Bill Tierney, Denver coach, provided a lengthy tribute.

    I took his brief statement to Inside Lacrosse as a respectful acknowledgement to Dave Pietramala and startng concerns closer to home.  Looks like someone other than JHU graduate will get the job.  My other comment: Rodger Wyland thoughts on this were way off base.

  13. 5 hours ago, jimbo said:

    Call me crazy, but I’ve not renewed FB season tix yet. Until there is a clearly stated policy regarding refunding tickets in the event of a shutdown, I’m holding back. I’ve got to think that people who lay out the big bucks for major college and pro sports have got to be thinking the same thing.  I agree that there’s a lot more at stake than sports...a LOT more. 

    Many football 🏈 and basketball 🏀 programs are facing bleak renewal and new subscription sales for season tickets until the health and social distancing concerns are resolved.

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