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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: Yesterday at 02:03:45 pm »
Yes, 7express.  Emma is still an undergrad and believe she will be on the bench as a student assistant. 
She transferred in from Fairfield Un. and Amherst lost an appeal with the powers to be...so this her senior year she will support her teammates in a different capacity.  Maybe she will be listed in the second semester.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:51:02 am »
Was scanning games last night......decided to watch the MIT game in Cambridge; in part due to its lofty pre season ranking and in part to fond memories of my grad school days at MIT.  Several noteworthy bits of information picked up.  First, MIT has a large squad...big senior class and FY class.
Second, very large coaching staff...HC, Assoc. HC, four assist. coaches, plus a director of operation asst. coach.  Compare that to typical Nescac coaching staffs.
There is a MIT Soph player from Weston Ct that was as highly thought of player as Folger of Middlebury in HS.  Classmates in HS, I recall.  Both now are big contributors to their respective college teams. Both about the same size.  A FY player from Greece on the MIT squad has similar “background”  data as the FY player from Serbia on the Amherst squad.  Both about the same size and was slated for their countries development teams.  The MIT Greek player entered the game and showed me quite a mature skill set on the floor...passing, shooting, etc...for his age.  Hoping that Amherst’s Serbia FY player can make likewise contributions.
MIT was down by 20 points at halftime and could never get below 11 points in the 2nd half in a loss. 

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:34:05 pm »
Amherst’s roster is up on their website.  Big FY class wrt numbers.  Not listed was jr. player...Nardella..that was at Amherst’s Homecoming football game....where the WBB team received their Nat. Title rings.  New assist coach listed.  Also not listed was the MVP from the 2018 title win.  She had planned to be abroad for the first semester.  Was to be a student assistant on the team when she returned since she is not eligible this her senior year.  Oh well...questions wrt team.  Amherst’s first game on Friday at home.

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Had a post for this football board.  A sort of “close out season discussion topic”.  However, posted it on the basketball board!  In any case....see you’ll next football season ;D.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:28:59 pm »
Yelp...Nescac1...post was for the football board.  Middhoops was being nice to an old poster, emphasis on OLD.  In any case, looking forward to the start of the Amherst season on Friday.  The college game in D1 is changing fast, IMO....being dominated by younger and younger players on offense.  In D3, believe defense and more of an inside offense will remain the keys to success....inferring more experience.  Just an opinion and a possible area for discussion.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:12:13 am »
Remember when the Tufts’ football program was starting its “rebuild” under a new HC.  A win was not to come for a number of years....but it did come and more follow.  Tufts is in the title chase now.  Upgrade of facilities, etc.  I believe that the Maine schools will be in the discussion soon enough.  An undefeated season will become more elusive, imho.  School support, alum support, and good coaches and many fine recruiting years...add luck in the “Pot”...stir and a title may be had.  I think a Nescac title maybe won in the next decade with TWO losses!   
See you next season :)

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:14:53 am »
The conference season is starting on Fri....for both Amherst’s teams.  It is snowing in the DC. Area and chaos on the roads has again appeared :).  Looks like the wet weather is going to be in the CAC region too.  Be careful to all that will be watching games live.  Wish I could be up with you.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:46:01 pm »
Wish the best for mr. Ross...a great talent.  A question for the board posters here......if the injury/injuries to Ross is/are major ones that take time to heal, should he sit out? What is the rules in D3 to get a “redshirt” semester/year?  Has Mr. Ross already played in too many games to qualify? 

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:51:58 pm »
WPI89....Hi back to you too :).  Was in your area recently as I went up to Homecoming this weekend,
Anyway, just dropped in on the Video of the WPI game tonight...good band, etc.  Left to check in on the Big Springfield vs Keene State game.  no audio/broadcaster and lots of technical trouble.  Could use some WPI expertise :).
Best of luck to your team this season.  Maybe our teams will meet in the post season? 

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:58:33 pm »
Amherst’s roster is up!  One of the new players is from Serbia.  Lots of G/F types of players with size on the team.  Front court players are in the 6’7” plus height.....but the listed height are generally low.  The weight/size is more important, imo.  Then there is the quickness factor and arm length and hand size.  Amherst has had a number of front court players that were both scorers and rebounders on their Title teams that were under 6’6”.  Am sure posters here can remember them.
Amherst list two grad. Assistants and one assist. coach...Toomey.  Listed captains...two...a junior and a senior.   Am sure there are a number of designated outside shooters.  Question remains Is who will develope into the PG/playmaker among the listed guards.  16 players listed.
Oh yes,  hope the new grad assistant is a front court type.

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:39:14 pm »
Welcome aboard for the 2018-2019 season Magicman!  It should be a competitive season in the conference....again and what’s new >:(.
I think that both Midd and Amherst will surprise many posters...both head coaches are too good.  They will win a bunch of games with the talent on hand...plus mixing in the FYs.

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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:34:00 am »
Amherst beats St. Joe’s 4-2.  Writeup on Amherst’s  website. 

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The wind was a factor wrt to kicking and passing.  Going left to right  on the Amherst side, kicks had to be low....going the other way, all kick offs were out of the park...a field goal of 50 plus could be made easily....from a distance stand point. 
Williams scored the first TD and the last TD of the game...Amherst took the knee to run out the last few minutes.  In between, Amherst scored 45 points!   Will take that anytime.  Hickey was the primary runner and ran hard inside and outside and over 100 plus yards.  Wanted to win this game...in his senior year...badly.  Fine career filled with a number of untimely injuries.  Amherst won the TOs battle too!.  Talked to a big EPH alum after the game.  Told him, I wished the Ephs top QB could play.  Surprised that he flatly stated that Amherst was too big for Williams....linemen?.  Too deep with talented players.  Amherst fans were checking the ‘battle of the birds in Middletown....was a little excited when it was 0-0 at halftime.  In any case, Amherst beat the spread....I guess?

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:56:49 pm »
Not much info on Amherst.  Official info on the website....roster, pre season newsletter, etc.  No announcement on a possible new assistant coach.  Most preseason info was earlier when the team took an overseas trip....IMO, a “bonding “ type trip. 
Previous posters used Springfield college as a key school to gauge the Nescac programs.  Previous successful Amherst teams were run by a top point/backcourt player.  Amherst is loaded with big talented front court players with both offensive and defensive skills.  Hoping for a talented backcourt player that was injured most of last season to have a breakout season.
It is to be noted that Hamilton and Williams were both “upset” by Amherst late last season  :)
It should be an interesting season.  Looking forward to to seeing Amherst in the mix of CAC teams reaching the NCAA tournament. 

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Moving on is my theme of the week....as I prepare to head up to Homecoming on Thursday.  Hope the weather will be good for all the games this weekend.  The Amherst coaches will have the players focus on winning the Little Three Title in the historic Amherst vs Williams game.  As usual, the game will be broadcasted to alum gatherings around the world!
After this weekend, I will be moving on to basketball....seems the season is starting earlier this year for all divisions and conferences except for the Nescac.
Will be checking in on my projected GOTTW...the Trin vs Wes game...the battle of the “Birds” ;D.  Could not control myself on that last comment.  If Amherst wins over Williams, will the LJs win the CAC title IF the Cardinals upset the favorite Bantams?

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