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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 06, 2017, 05:21:11 pm »
It was a number of years in the making but Plattsburgh State has finally beaten Cortland in Men's Lacrosse. The Cardinals lost a game to the Red Dragons a week ago 12-9 after leading for most of the first half. Today they never trailed as they were up 2-1 after the first period and 4-3 at the half. They scored 2 goals in the 3rd period while holding Cortland scoreless and won the final period by a 4-3 margin to win going away by a 10-6 final score. It was the first SUNYAC Conference Championship in Men's Lax for Plattsburgh. Would be nice if the Cardinals could carry their good fortune into the NCAA's and win a tournament game but I'm happy with the Conference Title if that's all we get this year.

Sitting with AD Mike Howard last Sunday at the Men's and Women's basketball banquet I lamented to him how we had the lead against Cortland the day before but couldn't close the deal. He said, "well maybe the fact that we could hang with them will prove to be in our favor, if we get to play them next Saturday for the championship." It was an insightful statement as we won the game that mattered. 8-) As I stated at the beginning...it was a long time coming. 

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: Little East
« on: May 04, 2017, 05:10:31 pm »
Somebody new to talk about!
http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2017/05/castleton-joining-little-east

Every year Plattsburgh State scrimmages Castleton about 2 weeks before the season begins. Now they may become one of our regular season non-conference games.

Castleton Coach Paul Culpo is a classy guy. Hopefully they will make the transition of moving up to a stronger conference without the customary time often spent at the bottom of the standings. Glad to see this happen.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Rookie Keeper League
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:02:46 pm »
For only 6 posters playing, we sure generate a lot of interest from lurkers. We've had 700 views since the draft started. We began right around 500 and we just hit 1,200.

At least 200 of those views are mine. :D I have to keep tabs on you guys (and girl) and see what you're up to. I may even discover a free agent or two for the Regular Season Draft League, who knows. ;D   

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:45:25 am »
WUH,
Quoting Coach G on the pre-med statement and then locating it to prove your point was great. Plus K.


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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Rookie Keeper League
« on: April 12, 2017, 05:22:26 pm »
Not basketball related but I had an interesting couple of sales today. I sold 3 pieces of sheet music to WUH's favorite college. The Olin Library at Washington University, St. Louis picked up 3 very old sheets from my ebay store. They were purchased for $173.00. They have bought others from me in the past but I didn't handle the transactions, my wife did, so I wasn't aware of the fact that they went to Wash U. Glad to see them go to a library which will extend the life of these pieces even longer. One of them was titled "The Lieutenant General Grant March" and was printed in 1864 right after Lincoln  turned over command of all the armies to Grant. The other two were period pieces from the turn of the 20th century, one in 1908 and the other in 1915.   

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 12, 2017, 03:58:02 pm »
Hey Vandy amd amh63,

As both of you have stated on several occasions...why doesn't Plattsburgh have a Women's Lacrosse team?

I can now say they don't, but they will.

Big announcement coming out of Plattsburgh State earlier today. The Cardinals will be adding Women's Lacrosse as a Varsity sport in 2018-19. The first game will be played in the spring of 2019.

We have a new AD this year and maybe that had something to do with it. He came from St. Lawrence University and they have a strong Lacrosse program. I think his sons also played in high school. It's possible the former AD was also pushing for it, but there may have been a problem with finances or the administration. At any rate the ladies will finally get to join the SUNYAC and now the league will have the full 10 teams since Plattsburgh was the only member of the SUNYAC conference that didn't field a team.

One of the local schools, Plattsburgh High School started a boys lacrosse program this year as well and hopefully the rest of the area will get on board. Many of the NY high schools to the west and south of our region have boys and girls high school teams, but no one here in the Champlain Valley has fielded a team until this year. The Plattsburgh High team is actually comprised of students from several other high schools in the area to have an appropriate number of players to field a team. Glad to see the Cardinals finally get on board.

Here's a link to the press conference announcement:   http://gocardinalsports.com/news/2017/4/11/general-plattsburgh-state-to-add-womens-lacrosse-as-18th-varsity-sport.aspx?path=wlax   

That's great news magicman.  The SUNYAC offers some good programs in 2015 National Champion Cortland, along with Fredonia and Brockport who have populated the Top 20 in recent years.  There is plenty of high school talent to recruit from on the eastern side of the Champlain Valley while the local NY schools begin to take up the sport and develop their own.  Do you know if the plan is to play at the club level next year in preparation for the 2019 varsity season?  Welcome aboard.     

I don't know if they will play at a club level  next year or not Vandy. I'll know more later on. They plan to hire the coach in June I believe.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:40:52 am »
Hey Vandy amd amh63,

As both of you have stated on several occasions...why doesn't Plattsburgh have a Women's Lacrosse team?

I can now say they don't, but they will.

Big announcement coming out of Plattsburgh State earlier today. The Cardinals will be adding Women's Lacrosse as a Varsity sport in 2018-19. The first game will be played in the spring of 2019.

We have a new AD this year and maybe that had something to do with it. He came from St. Lawrence University and they have a strong Lacrosse program. I think his sons also played in high school. It's possible the former AD was also pushing for it, but there may have been a problem with finances or the administration. At any rate the ladies will finally get to join the SUNYAC and now the league will have the full 10 teams since Plattsburgh was the only member of the SUNYAC conference that didn't field a team.

One of the local schools, Plattsburgh High School started a boys lacrosse program this year as well and hopefully the rest of the area will get on board. Many of the NY high schools to the west and south of our region have boys and girls high school teams, but no one here in the Champlain Valley has fielded a team until this year. The Plattsburgh High team is actually comprised of students from several other high schools in the area to have an appropriate number of players to field a team. Glad to see the Cardinals finally get on board.

Here's a link to the press conference announcement:   http://gocardinalsports.com/news/2017/4/11/general-plattsburgh-state-to-add-womens-lacrosse-as-18th-varsity-sport.aspx?path=wlax     

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:36:47 pm »
Don't know if you guys remember the incident in February on the 18th when a player from Daniel Webster,  Marquise Caudill, punched a player from Southern Vermont and then stomped on him when he was lying on the floor. (Here's a link to the story:  http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2017/02/daniel-webster-program-goes-down-with-fight )

Just on my local news, since Southern Vermont is in our viewing area, that yesterday, Caudill was in court and he was sentenced to 1 year in jail. I think it was the fact that he kicked the player when he was on the floor that brought the jail sentence. Lots of thrown punches in basketball games that never resulted in jail time. Kicking a guy when he's down brings a different element into the equation.

Sad that you go to college and end up in jail because you can't control yourself in a sporting event. I'm sure that kid will be kicking himself in the head as he spends the next year behind bars, wondering why he did such a stupid thing. :P
Kind of a harsh sentence.. Seems like fights break out in basketball plenty and don't get any jail time. I think a kick on the ground shouldn't make a year. Just remember when Metta World Peace got into a fight with a FAN during a game. He was simply suspended.

If I recall, he was also charged with inciting a riot, since he was encouraging his fans to attack the SVC players and coaches.  He also threatened the off-duty police officer who tried to arrest him.

Also, his one year is a suspended sentence, so he'll only have served the 17 days he was already imprisoned.

http://www.wcax.com/story/35086903/plea-agreement-accepted-for-hoops-player-charged-in-melee

Thanks for the update Ryan.  The Plattsburgh TV station didn't mention the suspended sentence.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:23:35 am »
I do applaud your Mr. Irrelevant pick. Admittedly, I haven't had a chance to go through all 400+ teams and probably haven't done half the conferences. I mean, I probably would've skipped over Wendel had it not been for 7express giving us about 20 hours of down time! So, I guess I can thank 7 for that.

I wasn't planning on going so indepth with my chart, initially just taking the top scorers that combined points and rebounds. But, looking deeper into the numbers, some of those numbers were misleading while other guys who weren't high on either list were outstanding.

For example, Washington and Lee's Murtha averages 17.5 pts and 9.3 rebs a game. However, 94 missed free throws later, he only averages 24.4 fpts a game. Utica's Iton was another one. 17.2 pts and 10.1 rebs a games looks great, but he missed 65 FTs and has a -50 assist to turnover ratio. That puts him down to just 25.6 fpts a game.

I did the same exact thing. Lots of guys with minus points in the missed free throw category and turnovers. 30+ fantasy points became 23 to 25 fpts instead and they became nothing special, just another one among the many.

 They've all been watching the Rick Barry commercial where he shoots FTs underhand w/o missing; they're going to reduce those #s next year.  ::)

I watched Barry's son during the NCAA tournament shooting them underhanded. I hadn't seen anyone doing that in a long time( probably since Rick retired) but his kid was deadly as he made every one I saw him attempt.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:16:35 am »
Once again the weather is raising havoc here in NY. The North Country is so wet it may never dry out. Several feet of snow late in March followed by the monsoon season all last week and this week. I may not see a Plattsburgh State baseball or softball game until May. 3 baseball games already cancelled and Cortland 3 game series will be the next chance for the Cardinals to play at home on April 14th and 15th. I really want to see some  of that action so will be disappointed if those games are cancelled or relocated to another venue.

Supposed to be 58 and sunny on Sunday followed by 71 and sunny on Monday. Rain returns on Tuesday and again next Friday. A couple of dry, sunny days followed by rainy days won't solve our wet field problem though.

Snowing lightly and 30 degrees as I type this. 


jdex thanks for all the results from the YAC...appreciate the effort, plus k. Hope you are doing well. Checking in on a certain player from Southern Maine from time to time. Is the older brother still playing pro ball this year and where?
 

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Well that stinks. If allowed, I would like to drop Dawson and replace him with Dennis Towns from Hope.

We're allowing everyone that drafted Dawson to get another pick. That is true isn't it Greek? This should be done ASAP to the players that are affected by Dawson's ineligibility.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:08:23 am »
I do applaud your Mr. Irrelevant pick. Admittedly, I haven't had a chance to go through all 400+ teams and probably haven't done half the conferences. I mean, I probably would've skipped over Wendel had it not been for 7express giving us about 20 hours of down time! So, I guess I can thank 7 for that.

I wasn't planning on going so indepth with my chart, initially just taking the top scorers that combined points and rebounds. But, looking deeper into the numbers, some of those numbers were misleading while other guys who weren't high on either list were outstanding.

For example, Washington and Lee's Murtha averages 17.5 pts and 9.3 rebs a game. However, 94 missed free throws later, he only averages 24.4 fpts a game. Utica's Iton was another one. 17.2 pts and 10.1 rebs a games looks great, but he missed 65 FTs and has a -50 assist to turnover ratio. That puts him down to just 25.6 fpts a game.

I did the same exact thing. Lots of guys with minus points in the missed free throw category and turnovers. 30+ fantasy points became 23 to 25 fpts instead and they became nothing special, just another one among the many.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:41:59 pm »
I thought I had checked the list but I didn't realize that magic had chosen a measley 32 fppg scorer so early in the draft; I'll make a territorial draft selection instead - Ethan Danzig - Scranton.

I had 3 consecutive picks so it really didn't matter who my 1st pick was as he could have been my 3rd pick just as easily. The thing about Rapoza that made him so high in my eyes (and probably yours as well) was that he scored those 32fppg as a freshman big man. I expect those numbers to increase by a substantial margin next year, hence the early pick. And that's why I have him and you don't. :P :D

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:27:57 pm »
Apparently the Greek and I had the same thoughts. but I was typing and watching the Masters so I never spotted his post until I posted mine.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:24:24 pm »
Well, I tried to help all you folks, but got nothing but past history in response - ignoring the totally changed team situation.  Brady Rose did not have pick-worthy fantasy stats in the past, because the offense tried to go through the 'bigs' whenever possible.  With the graduation of Trevor Seibring and Alec Bausch, that will change.  And with the graduation also of guards Austin Amann and Andy Stempel, Daddy Rose is almost certainly gonna call on Brady Rose as the #1 target this next season.  I'll be surprised if he doesn't average 35+ fantasy points/game, and totally shocked if he doesn't average 30+.

Of course, I have been wrong in the past. :o  This past year I thought Seibring would be an AA, and possibly the CCIW MOP - he didn't even make first-team CCIW. :(  I'm still undecided whether I just over-hyped him, or whether the back troubles that finally forced him to miss a few games were actually an undisclosed season-long problem - based on his previous history, I'm leaning more towards the latter explanation.

If what you say comes true  and Rose becomes the #1 option and averages all those fantasy points that you think he will, then someone will pick him up as a free agent.  In fact why don't you form a free agent team and start with him as your Captain. :D ???

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