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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: REGULAR SEASON: Keeper League
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:36:34 am »
Just a note to NCF:

Junior forward, Jon Patron, will not be playing for Plattsburgh State during the first semester of this upcoming season. When he transferred in, he had used a half year of eligibility at his previous school and could only play 3 and a half years at Plattsburgh State. So the coach and Jon decided it was in their best interests to miss this semester so he would be able to play next semester and his entire senior year, next season. He will miss the first 8 games and be eligible to return to action on December 30th when the Cardinals play Clarkson University. Plattsburgh also only has 24 games scheduled this season so Patron will play in 16 games total.   

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:04:24 pm »

WK1: 11/13 - 11/19
WK2: 11/20 - 11/26
WK3: 11/27 - 12/3
WK4: 12/4 - 12/10
WK5: 12/11 - 12/17
WK6: 12/18 - 12/24
WK7: 12/25 - 12/31
WK8: 1/1 - 1/7
WK9: 1/8 - 1/14
WK10: 1/15 - 1/21
WK11: 1/22 - 1/28 FCGrizliesGrad
WK12: 1/29 - 2/4
WK13: 2/5 - 2/11
WK14: 2/12 - 2/18 magicman

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 08, 2017, 12:59:37 am »
Congratulations to Oswego State and Cortland State on outstanding seasons in DIII Baseball this year. Nice to see a pair of YAC schools in the national limelight all season long. Hope we have more success next season.

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South Region / Re: BB: USAC: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: June 08, 2017, 12:55:31 am »
Not sure if anyone posted this or not.

This young man, currently a senior in high school, will be taking his talents to DIII baseball next year as he will attend Huntingdon College in the USA South Athletic Conference. What an amazing story. Scroll down to the 2nd video.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/one-armed-high-school-pitcher-josh-stevens-taking-his-talents-to-college/

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 08, 2017, 12:53:48 am »
This young man, currently a senior in high school, will be taking his talents to DIII baseball next year as he will attend Huntingdon College in the USA South Athletic Conference. What an amazing story.
Scroll down to the 2nd video.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/one-armed-high-school-pitcher-josh-stevens-taking-his-talents-to-college/

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 30, 2017, 05:33:40 am »
The Salisbury men complete back to back National Championships by downing RIT 15-7. Impressive win for the Sea Gulls who trailed 1-0 before kicking their offense into high gear. Up 6-4 at the half, they used a dominant 3rd quarter where they outscored the Tigers 6-2 to double their opponents score and coast to the victory.
 

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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: REGULAR SEASON: 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: REGULAR SEASON: 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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