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Hello amh63. Doing fine this summer. Saw the press releases on the Middlebury resignation and then the hire of the Bowdoin assistant. I sent you a personal message so check there.

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Former Cortland point guard Paul Morrissey Class of 1996 was on the Dave Letterman show on Thursday night July 10th. He had a pretty good routine and the audience along with Dave responded quite well to his jokes. He appears to have taken his ability on the hardwood (leading scorer on the team with 13.5 ppg, 4.3 apg, 45% from 3 point range, 82% from the line) and transferred it to comedy as he fired off one liners and jokes throughout his routine that all scored.

D3hoops had an article about his upcoming appearance. Here's the link:

http://d3hoops.com/seasons/men/2013-14/contrib/20140708jbp2hu   

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC MBB
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:26:25 am »
Congratulations to Mike Maker on his move to Division I. I suspect that in 2 or 3 years Marist will be at or near the top in the MAAC.

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC MBB
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:51:02 pm »
UW-Whitewater winning football, basketball and baseball in the same year is beyond crazy.  No stat man here, but what are the odds?


1035 to 1. That's my best guess. But if someone said I was wrong I probably wouldn't argue.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 30, 2014, 01:22:13 am »
That is some hire that Middlebury just made Vandy. Did Missy handpick her successor? As amh63 says you have to play your cards right to keep your job.  At least you have a year to prove to Ms. Livsay how valuable you are. ;D   

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC MBB
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:55:21 pm »
Coach Popovich has to be happy with the pasting that his Spurs handed the Thunder tonight. I read about his DIII connections a while ago when Sports Illustrated had a nice feature article on him. I knew there was a reason I had been rooting for the Spurs for years whenever they were in the playoffs. Just didn't know what it was until I saw that article. ;D  Now with the Celtic's coach and his D III roots we have a Coach in each Division to root for.   

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 20, 2014, 03:37:12 am »
amh63...your memory is working just fine....Salisbury's nickname is the Sea Gulls. And Cortland has long been known as the "jock school" not just by the locals but by all the other State Universities. This is due in part because so many of their graduates go into Physical Education teaching positions. Potsdam State produces music teachers, Cortland State produces gym teachers (and coaches). With so many "jocks" choosing Cortland because their livelihood will end up being in the world of athletics, it's easy to see why they always have good or great teams in everything. Especially the spring sports. The Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams are usually conference champs and the Baseball team is in the College World Series this week for the 12th time. The Women's softball team usually makes it into the NCAA tournament as well. Men's and Women's track teams are among the best in the conference also.   

The Cortland State Women's Lacrosse team is not only loaded, they appear to be loaded with outstanding Freshmen and Sophomores. I think you're right, they could split that team right down the middle and give half to Plattsburgh and there would still be enough talent to make 2 good teams. 

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:20:53 am »
The Cortland Women really do seem to be a juggernaut. Other than the 12-10 win over Middlebury, a 15-12 win over St John Fisher and a 12-8 win over Salisbury the Red Dragons have defeated their other 19 opponents by an average of 11.6 goals per game. Their 3 tournament games so far have been won by margins of 15, 16 and 9 goals. After coming so close in the past couple of years maybe this is their year. I expect the other 3 Final Four teams will be no pushovers however and anything can happen. Hope the Red Dragon Ladies can bring home the hardware for the SUNYAC.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:41:32 am »
Good job with all the updates jdex. Plus K.  This was the first place I checked when I wanted to see what was going on.

Congrats to your Cortland Red Dragons for winning another regional title. It never gets old does it? 12th time the Red Dragons go to the DIII World Series. Hope they bring home the Big Doorstop. Probably will face Salisbury in game 1 unless Case Western can win back to back games. 

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: May 13, 2014, 04:59:45 pm »
A seeing eye goat???

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 03, 2014, 05:24:35 pm »
Cortland State Men defeat the Plattsburgh State Men by the identical score of their regular season meeting, 11-10, to win the SUNYAC Championship. Another tough 1 goal road loss for the Cardinals.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: May 03, 2014, 03:17:56 am »
Well ... maybe it's not such a good idea anymore to buy UMW stock.

Thanks for posting the link Greg.

That puts an entirely different spin on Mary Washington's Coach Rod Wood and his "promotion" to "Director of Athletic Facilities" by Athletic Director Ken Tyler. 

It was also interesting to read that new coach Marcus Kahn was a former assistant under AD Tyler, who fired Wood and hired Kahn. In view of the facts that were put forth in the story,  it makes you wonder how accurate this statement from the Mary Washington press release announcing Kahn's hiring is:

"We had a very strong applicant pool and Marcus emerged as the consensus choice among our search committee and staff" said Tyler on Monday.

I'm wondering just how strong that applicant pool was.
 
Most of the comments to the article from the Fredericksburg newspaper were not in support of the dismissal of Coach Wood, especially after the season his team had.

Here's a link to a letter that the Mary Washington players wrote to the Mary Washington administration:   

http://cdn.blogs.fredericksburg.com/sports/files/2014/05/playerletter.pdf

I dumped all my UMW stock overnight.


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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:37:35 am »
Magicman ....it is surprising that your Cardinals do not have a women team.  Considering the growing popularity of the sport and NY state being a source of fine players and teams.  Surely, Plattsburgh is a nicer school and town....to attract the talent. :)

amh63.

Right now there are 7 Men's athletic teams at Plattsburgh State and there are 8 Women's athletic teams. I think in order to add Women's Lacrosse the administration would have to add another men's sport. Since they dropped Men's tennis and golf a number of years ago, due to budget concerns, I don't see them adding any new teams in the near future, unfortunately. This is the problem that state schools have, especially in NY, where in recent years the amount of state aid to local high school districts has been cut back and tax increases have been necessary to maintain the programs at those levels. Even with the tax increases, many high schools have had to cut some sports programs and music programs in order to get their budgets passed by the local residents in each school district. Funding to all the colleges in the State University system has taken a hit as well. New York State was not in great financial shape a few years ago and it has affected all of the educational institutions regardless of the level.   

So I don't think it's a recruiting problem, it's a financial problem that is keeping the college from fielding a Women's Lacrosse team. What I don't understand is why Plattsburgh is the only school in the 10 member SUNYAC conference that seems to be getting the short end of the stick. If all the other SUNYAC schools are fielding a team in Women's Lacrosse, I find it hard to understand why the state and the college can't come up with a plan to introduce that sport here in Plattsburgh for the women.         

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Mr. Ypsi became Grandpa Ypsi last night.  Virtual cigars to everyone! :)

Mother and son doing well; father exhausted but euphoric.

Did he come into this world wearing an IWU sweater, Chuck? And does he have green eyes?  Congratulations Gramps!! 8-)

My virtual cigar was a Cuban.  Good choice.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:48:47 pm »
Plattsburgh State Men's Lacrosse team gained a measure of revenge over Potsdam State as they defeated the Bears in a semi-final game today 11-6 in the rain at Potsdam. Potsdam was the #2 seed and Plattsburgh was the #3 seed.

Top seed Cortland State, ranked #8 nationally, defeated the #4 seed Oneonta State by a 15-3 romp.  Cortland will host Plattsburgh for the SUNYAC Championship this Saturday, May 3rd with a time TBA. Cortland won the regular season meeting against Plattsburgh by an 11-10 score. Hoping the Cardinals can avenge that loss as well.


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