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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:27:16 pm »
The preseason poll has 3 teams from the SUNYAC which may be the 1st time that has ever happened. Too bad that D3hoops didn't get any requested info from Plattsburgh State. Knowing a fair amount about the teams in the Top 25, I really feel that Plattsburgh State belongs in the Top 16. MIT, a team that we beat handily in the NCAA's last year is ranked #16. Eastern Connecticut, another team we beat in the NCAA's is ranked 36th with 37 points to the Cardinals' 11 points. Plattsburgh has more returning talent than either of these teams. The Cardinals will just have to prove they are one of the Top 25 teams in the country as they did last year. Hopefully it won't take until the final poll this season. ;)

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:49:10 am »
I think they should be ranked in the DIII hoops pre-season poll based on their finish last year and the returning talent but I won't be surprised if they're omitted.

I believe you'll be correct, but not because I didn't try. I made multiple attempts to get preseason information from Plattsburgh and was unsuccessful.

Wish I'd have known that Pat, I would have done my best to make it happen. The Cardinals should be better than they were last year. 16 players on a roster that is loaded with talent. I went to practice on Tuesday night after the Coach had made his cuts. Eleven returning lettermen, includes 5 players who have seen ample time as starters over the past several years. Two of those players missed all or most of last year but started the previous year and averaged double figures at that time. Four players on this year's team have averaged double figures either last year, the previous year or the last 2 years.  New faces include a DII transfer Kyle Richardson, who is a 6'5" forward and will push hard to crack the starting lineup as well. Tyler Coppin-Carter transfers in also and will provide help in the backcourt. Freshman shooting guard Tim Smith arrives from Australia and Freshman Zack Coleman is also expected to play an important role as the back-up point guard. The Cardinals could start any mix of 10 players and not miss a beat. Coming off back to back 20 win seasons, Plattsburgh will be looking to win the SUNYAC tournament after falling just short in the past 2 years. Their 25 game schedule only has them home for 10 games. They open the season November 15th against Elizabethtown at the Lycoming Tip Off Tournament and won't have a home game until December 5th.         

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Northeast Region / Re: GNAC
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:13:40 am »
Is the Albertus/Western game @ Western or AMC??
Hey 7 express,
You don't read your own board? I gave you that info on the LEC board three weeks ago, back on October 1st. ::) Along with the Plattsburgh State game and the College of New Jersey game.

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:24:27 pm »
7express....still pondering.  Not to good in such play, and many other excuses including not smart enough for such things.  My days War gaming in Newport told me that fact.
You sandbagger!
I wouldn't be surprised if you already had an algorithm for this game, amh63.

I agree with middhoops...I think amh63 is sandbagging us. Watch him join and run away with the  pick 'em title.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:27:35 pm »
Sorry I started something Greek. I saw everybody had picked a week except big John and forgot that we may get some newbies this year. Wanted to get a 2nd week in if I could while the getting was good.

On a separate note, I'm changing my week because the week that I chose got changed and the reason I chose that week had games I liked that got switched into a different week. So I'm not taking week #9, I'm taking week # 15 instead.

WK 1: Nov 10 - Nov 16: Greek Tragedy
WK 2: Nov 17 - Nov 23: KnightSlappy
WK 3: Nov 24 - Nov 30: ronk
WK 4: Dec 1 - Dec 7 - HoopsFan
WK 5: Dec 8 - Dec 14:
WK 6: Dec 15 - Dec 21
WK 7: Dec 22 - Dec 30*: 7express
WK 8: Dec 31* - Jan 6*
WK 9: Jan 7* - Jan 11:
WK 10: Jan 12 - Jan 18: Gregory Sager
WK 11: Jan 19 - Jan 25: Mr. Ypsi
WK 12: Jan 26 - Feb 1: SmedIndy
WK 13: Feb 2 - Feb 8: Ziggy
WK 14: Feb 9 - Feb 15 FCGrizzliesGrad
WK 15: Feb 16 - Feb 22: magicman   

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:19:16 am »
Who said anything about picking a second week? ??? I try to cheat a little bit and slip a 2nd week in there and you guys gotta monkey see, monkey do. :o Can't make a move these days without someone jumping all over you. ::) :P   

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:48:26 pm »
WK 1: Nov 10 - Nov 16: Greek Tragedy
WK 2: Nov 17 - Nov 23: KnightSlappy
WK 3: Nov 24 - Nov 30: ronk
WK 4: Dec 1 - Dec 7 - HoopsFan
WK 5: Dec 8 - Dec 14
WK 6: Dec 15 - Dec 21
WK 7: Dec 22 - Dec 30*: 7express
WK 8: Dec 31* - Jan 6*
WK 9: Jan 7* - Jan 11:  magicman
WK 10: Jan 12 - Jan 18: Gregory Sager
WK 11: Jan 19 - Jan 25: Mr. Ypsi
WK 12: Jan 26 - Feb 1: SmedIndy
WK 13: Feb 2 - Feb 8: Ziggy
WK 14: Feb 9 - Feb 15 FCGrizzliesGrad
WK 15: Feb 16 - Feb 22:  magicman

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:17:20 pm »


PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE WEEK TO PICK AT THIS TIME, GIVING EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY.

ALL WEEKS PLAYED MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

WK 1: Nov 10 - Nov 16: Greek Tragedy
WK 2: Nov 17 - Nov 23
WK 3: Nov 24 - Nov 30
WK 4: Dec 1 - Dec 7
WK 5: Dec 8 - Dec 14
WK 6: Dec 15 - Dec 21
WK 7: Dec 22 - Dec 28
WK 8: Dec 29 - Jan 4
WK 9: Jan 5 - Jan 11:  magicman
WK 10: Jan 12 - Jan 18
WK 11: Jan 19 - Jan 25: Mr. Ypsi
WK 12: Jan 26 - Feb 1
WK 13: Feb 2 - Feb 8: Ziggy
WK 14: Feb 9 - Feb 15
WK 15: Feb 16 - Feb 22





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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:06:17 pm »
The best day in October was Wednesday evening Oct. 15th as I got to see the Plattsburgh State Cardinals sweating their butts off on the first official day of practice. The Cardinals return a ton of talent and they are my pick to win the conference after consecutive back to back 2nd place finishes. They will be pressured by Geneseo, Brockport, and Oswego. Buffalo State, Oneonta, and Cortland could surprise depending on the returning players and new faces that may make an immediate impact. New Paltz, Potsdam and Fredonia will look to close the gap on the teams that have been in front of them for the past few seasons. Can't wait to see the rosters listed a few weeks down the road.

The Cardinals lost 3 starters from last year and yet they return 5 starters. (It's a Cardinal Conundrum) Not many teams in DIII can make that claim. 4 of those 5 starters have averaged double figures in scoring either last year or 2 years ago.

The Cardinals ended the year last season by advancing to the Sweet 16 despite the loss of key players down the stretch. They were ranked #24 in the final D3hoops poll and Massey had them ranked at #15 is his final poll. I believe that this year's team could be better than the NCAA teams of the past 2 years. I think they should be ranked in the DIII hoops pre-season poll based on their finish last year and the returning talent but I won't be surprised if they're omitted. Plattsburgh has made the NCAA tournament 6 times in the past 9 years which is more than any other team in the East Region. Coach Curle will once again have the problem of giving ample court time to so many talented players. Should be another excellent season in the SUNYAC and I hope the conference can duplicate the success it had last year when 3 teams made it to the NCAA tournament. In reality I'll be happy if we get 2 teams into the Dance. Good luck to all the players and teams.       

Fear not oh Wise 1!   I predict that your Cards will be ranked 19 th in the first poll of 2014. They had one helluva season last year and I doubt that Curle is expecting any less from this years group. I can actually picture you in the gym yesterday just grinning away! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

The Chesire Cat had nothing on me...The grin was from ear to ear. ;D  And I hope you're right with that #19 prognostication.

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 17, 2014, 01:51:23 am »
The best day in October was Wednesday evening Oct. 15th as I got to see the Plattsburgh State Cardinals sweating their butts off on the first official day of practice. The Cardinals return a ton of talent and they are my pick to win the conference after consecutive back to back 2nd place finishes. They will be pressured by Geneseo, Brockport, and Oswego. Buffalo State, Oneonta, and Cortland could surprise depending on the returning players and new faces that may make an immediate impact. New Paltz, Potsdam and Fredonia will look to close the gap on the teams that have been in front of them for the past few seasons. Can't wait to see the rosters listed a few weeks down the road.

The Cardinals lost 3 starters from last year and yet they return 5 starters. (It's a Cardinal Conundrum) Not many teams in DIII can make that claim. 4 of those 5 starters have averaged double figures in scoring either last year or 2 years ago.

The Cardinals ended the year last season by advancing to the Sweet 16 despite the loss of key players down the stretch. They were ranked #24 in the final D3hoops poll and Massey had them ranked at #15 is his final poll. I believe that this year's team could be better than the NCAA teams of the past 2 years. I think they should be ranked in the DIII hoops pre-season poll based on their finish last year and the returning talent but I won't be surprised if they're omitted. Plattsburgh has made the NCAA tournament 6 times in the past 9 years which is more than any other team in the East Region. Coach Curle will once again have the problem of giving ample court time to so many talented players. Should be another excellent season in the SUNYAC and I hope the conference can duplicate the success it had last year when 3 teams made it to the NCAA tournament. In reality I'll be happy if we get 2 teams into the Dance. Good luck to all the players and teams.       

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: October 17, 2014, 01:22:34 am »
I'm confident that I'm against confidence points.

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 13, 2014, 03:04:30 am »
P.s I got married last Thursday! ;)

WOW!!! That is BIG NEWS.    Congratulations, I imagine that Mrs. Bengalsrule is one happy lady.

Does last Thursday mean October 9th or was it Thursday October 2nd? 

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: October 12, 2014, 05:00:59 am »
Champ,
Sorry I couldn't talk with you for very long when you called me a few days ago. Had a store full of customers at the time and they were all in a hurry.

So you once again are the victim of another cancellation at the last minute. It hasn't been a good year for scheduling. My Cardinals finally got the 2 games they needed to fill their schedule after the Buff State tournament didn't work out. I was hoping we might get a home game out of the re-scheduled games but no such luck. To take the place of the 2 games we lost on 11-21 and 11-22 when the Coles Tournament was supposed to be played we end up with a game at Western Connecticut on 11-21 and then travel to Skidmore on 11-24. Plattsburgh will only play at home 10 times this season and 9 of those games are conference matchups.  The only non-conference game we have at home this year out of 7 non-con games is Middlebury.  At least that game, which should be our toughest non-conference game is the one that's at home. I'll be watching my Cardinals online a helluva lot more than I wanted to this year. We'll just have to win the regular season conference crown so I can get a couple of more home games. ;D 

So now Buffalo State goes to the Montclair State tournament thinking they will play two Division III opponents only to have one of them cancel out. And the replacement team, which you get to play in your first game, is Penn State-Mont Alto, a non DIII school. It just isn't your year I guess. Penn State-Mont Alto is a USCAA school that plays in the Penn State University Athletic Conference against all those other schools that have Penn State and a hyphen in their name. The good news is they were one of the better teams in that conference as they were 23-6 last year. They return 6 players from last year that account for 43.5 ppg of the 78.5 ppg that they averaged.

I dug deep into my magic bag for some links to give you these tidbits of statistics that you would have never found in a million years of searching.

Stats from last season which I challenge you to find anywhere:
 http://www.psuacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/teams/pennstatemontalto?view=lineup

The roster from last season:  http://www.psumontaltoathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/roster

The posted roster from this season which is only showing the returning players at this time as the recruits and transfers aren't listed yet:   http://www.psumontaltoathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/roster

Hope this helps you with your scouting reports.

68 hours until practice can officially begin. 31 days and 68 hours until game day. I can't wait. 8-)

PS: Congratulations on the Bengals big win over Ithaca in football on Saturday. That will set up a huge game against St. John Fisher in a couple of weeks that could be for the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. I've got my fingers crossed.       

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East Region football / Re: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« on: October 12, 2014, 04:16:44 am »
Just noticed the unintentional but entirely terrible "bears" pun in my post above. Please accept my sincerest apology for making all of you suffer that.

We'll just have to grin and bear it.

Plus K Vandy!!

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East Region football / Re: Empire 8
« on: October 12, 2014, 12:37:47 am »
Buffalo State's upset of Ithaca gets them a little front page news on D3Football.

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