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  1. You know, I had a similar idea the other day. What if we took the Dane Train on the road locally for some home games at other venues to build and grow interest in the greater capital district (the down side is, among other reasons, we would likely lose money in such endeavors)? For example, a home game at the Glens Galls Civic Center? Or a game out in Utica at their events center (whatever it is called)? Or the Armory to attract more fans from downtown Albany and the Lark Street region. Even if they were exhibition games or games against teams like Oneonta but not Oneonta. Or what about a home game at the TUC vs a mid-major or high-major school? Could DK get Marquette to play us at the TUC? Maybe a pipe dream given the finances, but I like the Glens Falls idea ... .
  2. On the UAlbany basketball roster page, Coach K's bio is up. It says he went to "Hamton" University. Is this accurate? Perhaps it should it read "Hampton University." Looks like a typographic error. Just curious. On the Siena matter, I have always advocated for playing them twice a year. Once at the TUC, and once at SEFCU. I would rather see us play them a second time than watch a game at home against, for example, Canisius, with 2,000 fans (or less). Although playing a team from another conference twice in one year is not the norm, both games would be well attended, enjoyed, and spirited. The notion that playing Siena twice in one year would dilute the rivalry is nonsensical. I grew up in Ann Arbor, and I hate Ohio State every time we play them, in any sport, and on any day. Seeing Siena twice in a season might even add to the rivalry, although I do not have suggestions for how to award the Albany Cup. Maybe aggregate the scores like professional soccer tournaments. In any event, who cares about the physical Albany Cup and who has it. And I am bored of playing Columbia, Cornell, Canisius, Colgate, etc. Welcome to the U, Coach K! Great job at the press conference, and looking forward to getting back into following UAlbany basketball.
  3. What are the allegations? Just curious ... EDIT: Nevermind, I found out with a simple search online. If true, horrific ... .
  4. I have been catching bits and pieces of games this year when I can (I get most of my information on this forum)--it appears that Healy is not getting the same minutes. Is he injured? I thought I saw him playing yesterday against UNH; what is going on?
  5. Likely 7-9 finish in the league, and 3 more games until we look to next season ... .
  6. Is anyone else having trouble accessing the replay of this game through the ESPN app? All of the other on-demand games from today work fine except for the UAlbany football game--so frustrating!
  7. Notwithstanding the opponents CCSU played, an 11-1 record tells me that they pulled out wins on days when they were off, when the weather was bad, and when injuries or other misfortune arose. They will be a tough out and obviously don't take plays (or games) off. Just my $.02
  8. UVM packs the arena/gym that they have. I have said it for years on here: UVM gets 3 star recruits far more than we do. They recruit better. And then this (lights out America East): https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/sports/college/vermont/2019/05/18/uvm-ready-break-ground-95-million-multi-purpose-sports-arena/3721384002/
  9. Announcer just complimented our conference and noted other teams possibly ahead of us: UVM, SB, and UMBC. It should be noted that two of those schools have new arenas (SB and UMBC) and UVM has one beautiful facility in the works. Upgrading our facilities including our fitness center(s) for students and athletes has to be part of the calculus here ... .
  10. Trey is great, has an upperclassmen swagger and confidence. More please! Great move to basket by Hank, there we go! I know we are down 7 points, but we are so much better than this team IMHO.
  11. I've never heard/seen him before in this role but maybe I missed some games last year. Wild!
  12. Watching on ESPN 3 but too buzzed to understand why we are down 16 points. Am I hearing Charlie V as color man? Is that new--what is happening? 🤯He is actually pretty ok. Or no?
  13. and I thought Maryland gets the #1 spot primarily because of the research money it brings in (guess what is nearby?). UA CJ still #1 in my book (I am an alum of the program).
  14. I am not surprised by the low turnout. I did not renew my season tickets this year for the first time in many years because the offense is too difficult to watch against CAA foes.
  15. Yes, thanks for mentioning this. Wasn't it already included in the 2012 plan for the grass field next to Dutch Quad lot (i.e., where rugby practices)?
  16. I think each and every player--even those who did not get many minutes this year--are capable of returning and making significant contributions, either off the bench or in a starting role, if they put the work in. Having a better record next year is not guaranteed, and it will require hard work in the weight room and gym starting NOW. I think someone like French could be really good in this league. Question is how bad does he, like others on the team, want it. Hard work and effort is what the America East is built on. Four-Star guys with natural athletic ability and skill don't play in this league (with rare exception). Those who stay and put in the work will be champions. Do a couple small things very well. Imagine if French and Lauderdale worked on their 10-15 foot jumpers this off season and got really consistent at that range? Picture having guys like that flash the high key against a zone, spin, and shoot. Imagine if our bigs worked their forearms and biceps all winter and protected the ball even 50% better? Imagine if our guards turned the ball over half as much? Little things matter, and if everyone focusses one one or two things that they can improve upon and do well, this team can beat a Vermont (and a lot of other teams).
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