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  1. Post game interview video https://twitter.com/ByMichaelKelly/status/970135668285419520?ref_src=twcamp%5Ecopy%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Ecopy%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3
  2. Well if the school won't promote the game then they can't complain that no one comes to the games.. Just sad that they won't advertise.. I mean social media is free...
  3. Speaking of butts in the seats... Has anyone seen anything on social media postings, billboards, advertisements at all to the general public tickets about our MBB game on Saturday?
  4. Travis has a sprained MCL. (post game on eson3 per twitter)
  5. With the SB win at UMBC, SB clinches the 5 seed, I think this means we play SB on 3/3 if we win both our last games..and UMBC wins one of their games..
  6. I don't think anyone on the staff cavalierly dismisses the regular season as if it didn't matter. Truth be told it appears some of the kids that were recruited and the coaching staff needs to take a look in the mirror...didn't or will not pan out. That has led to almost no depth, and tired legs for starters etc. I was thinking about this the other night.. the recruiting side of things. I'm going through the hiring process now at work and thought about how it related to basketball. Sorry if this seems like a jumble of thoughts.. So the coaches go out and recruit kids based on their talent against teams they have played against. Most will have no D1 experience..so the coaches really have no idea how they will perform once given D1 scouts, asked to play D, or asked to ride the bench until needed (things these high school stars likely aren't asked to do much of). These are things all coaches have to deal with.. Now the kid may come in, you may teach them everything they need to know, give them all the tools and they still may not be able to do perform at the level you need them to on the court. They may not be able to grasp the scout..they may not be not pick up the plays you're asking them to memorize, and they may not be able to pick up how to play D or they may not be able to hit the shots they did in highschool as the D1 guys they are playing against are much bigger. Now if this was someone I hired.. and I gave them all the tools and they didn't work out, I could fire them...and not waste a spot in my office. I mean I don't need someone who can't do the job I hired them for. But in the interview, the resume, the references I really thought they would do well. I thought they would fit into the office with what we're looking to do. I mean why would I hire someone who I thought would suck? Bring this back to basketball.. so the coaches now have people they brought on the team, gave a scholarship to, gave tools to and some can't seem to perform. Some of those butts are taking up scholarships and seats on the bench. And well these are student-athletes not employees..so we can't fire them. I say this not because I think we should be able to kick someone off the team for not performing because.. they are students first... but that I think at least myself...I sometimes think recruiting/putting a team together should be more obvious. And then I realize (like I am now while hiring) most the time it's a complete crap shoot with what you're going to get...and imagine if you can't get rid of people when you find out they're not good...or can't move them to another unit, etc. And imagine you're hiring someone to be your programmer in your office and they suck and you can't get rid of them.. but no one else on your team can program.. because well you have limited spots to hire people. What do you do? Just let them sit there and ask someone else to try and learn to program. For basketball what do you do...you can't ask a PG you recruited to be a center.. etc. (And we're in the AE so we're not going to have access to people who are multifaceted) I'm no coach but I can def see that it's got to be a crazy ass puzzle to put all together. I think, it seems to me.. this is the worst bench we have had. I can only hope and feel confident that this doesn't seem to be a normal CB/staff move.. we normally don't have a bench this bad. So for me I'm going to put this on the players not the staff recruiting since this is the same staff that got us Sanders, Singletary just a few yrs ago. I trust they know what they are doing. It's just sometimes players/workers don't pan out and they get their seat on the bench/bus regardless. Staff has done their best with what they have.. again we have 20 wins which is great.. but even if you do your best, you're still down a few guys due to the lack of your bench production/not working out..... without some duct-tape, a paperclip and some gum and maybe someone named Macgyver on your staff you're probably not gonna get to the NCAA. But then again.. we've seen what CB and his staff can do against UVM in a championship game...so maybe one of their middle names is Macgyver, ya never know.
  7. Saw it shared on Facebook. Gary Johnson graduated policy academy today and is now in the LAPD.
  8. Lamb hopeful he can return for America East playoffs https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/sports/college/vermont/2018/02/16/lamb-hopeful-he-can-return-america-east-playoffs/347378002/
  9. Brown on radio: -got mad at David so he sat him like SB, and then let him play, said David must need to get mad sometimes to do well -transition defense was horrible -need to figure out a way to beat umbc, since they are playing well. -thought about going small but decided not to -bench gave us good mins. Costa settling in. -found a way to win the game
  10. UNH tied at half with UVM. Think I'm rooting for UVM. Their win won't mean much but a UNH win will affect us much more.
  11. Coach Brown on ESPN3 post game interview... -We didn't play great basketball but made plays when we needed to -We decided to defend this game which we didn't do when we played them at home -Missed a lot of freethrows, but we can work on -Hard when you play hartford when Atia is off the floor because all 5 can shoot a 3 -We have to give up 2s, if we didn't want them to beat us on the 3s, so it looks like we give up -Anderson in the game.. been practicing well, Campbell best defensive guard, if he isn't helping us offensively, then make an exec decision then we could get Costa good clean looks -Took Costa out few mins since he wouldn't shoot on open 3s
  12. Coach said on radio he may have tired legs.. and jokingly said he knows Joe will be in the gym more than he normally is to practice his FTs but doesn't want him to go overboard.
  13. Coach Brown on post game radio.. -Told Costa.. 2 days ago.. you will be first guard off bench..knew we'd probably see zone wanting to put him in to shoot 3s.. so put him in -David has been playing under control for most part, making effort to get into lane and give ball to players -As David's play (overall not just offense) the team has gotten better, takes pressure off of Joe and Travis -Toughness wins on the road -Travis and Grieg give you everything they have all the time
  14. In other AE news Lowell up 34-32 4mins left in 1st half at Patrick Gym. 7 made 3s.. now 37-33
  15. Such an easy drive from Albany..wish we were there to be loud. Damn work... have to pay the bills lol. Hope our traveling fans are loud.
  16. Not going to complain since it's a free board, beggers can't be choosers.. and looks perfectly fine on my brower firefox at normal text and normal 100% zoom.
  17. Vermont received 1 vote in the Top 25 National AP poll today
  18. excellent question and excellent point. Nothing I've heard about price increases for parking has anything to do with capital upgrades to parking lots. Not that I hear much...but
  19. Unfortunately, it’s stupid decisions like this that discourage a potential new fan from attending more UA games. We have a golden opportunity to perhaps hook some new fans, and the administration chooses to gouge them. I went to the Siena - Manhattan game at the TU Center last evening, and they only charged $8.00 in the commercial parking garage right next to the arena. Didn’t think that was too bad for downtown Albany. Just my opinion, but it’s a bad business decision to gouge a potential new fan $10 for on campus parking. Well it's more about making $ than butts in the seat, it seems for them. Athletic Admin/Dept can't complain of attendance when they jack ticket prices in general and then price gouge parking on higher attended games. (At least the parking for this game is what I've heard..shall see if it happens, but I believe they have done it in the past so pretty sure it's accurate)
  20. Parking cost double today at Dutch, price gougers... Just fyi for those without a pass.
  21. Guess that's what you get when you don't have to pay for parking.
  22. Great to see they have surpassed their goal. Hopefully the donations continue in! Thank you for posting the link. EDIT: I have a question... is there an issue donating funds to a family of an athlete if you're a booster? I never understand all those rules. (I assume and hope the answer is no)
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