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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: September 28, 2015, 06:38:44 pm »
Clearly I have no life.  Too old to care.  As proof I offer this.
Last week I spent hours watching the Midd hoop players unofficially playing together.  Happiest I've been since March.
While I'd like to share some comments, my admittance to the facility would no doubt be curtailed.  Tomorrow, I hope to drag Vandy74 along.
Young Guy was there.  His knowledge of the players (their whole lives, not just their game) is beyond impressive.  Old Guy done real good.  Kid's a keeper.

I'm worse off than you. I was in the Plattsburgh State gym 4 weeks ago on August 31st watching the returnees and new arrivals playing 5 on 5. Met most of the new players and was happy to see our 3 (for sure) starters all in good health. Big transition year for the Cardinals with a large group of new arrivals to take the place of so many graduating seniors. Coach Curle has his work cut out for him but I sure he's up to the task. Hope we can go into Pepin this year and return the favor the Panthers laid on us last year here in Plattsburgh. Will be an uphill battle I fear. But it will be good to see you and Vandy once again even if the outcome is less than I hope for. Always enjoy our visit to Middlebury. 

Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:50:06 am »
Eureka replaced Robert Morris-Peoria on the schedule with D-I Loyola-Chicago, FWIW.

WIW = $$$$$  ;)


Good job on the out of conference schedules. Can't give Greg an opening he'll make you pay. :o Elmhurst should be a Top 25 team or higher all season long. Plus K to both of you for the comments. I did see the CHL  comment/picture coming Greg, as soon as I saw the words, failure and communicate in the same sentence. ;D 

Thanks, Prestidigitator. I'm glad that somebody recognized the picture. It'd be a shame if nobody who reads this room had ever seen that classic movie.

Strother Martin was absolutely perfect in that role.

Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: September 17, 2015, 04:08:37 am »

Good job on the out of conference schedules. Can't give Greg an opening he'll make you pay. :o Elmhurst should be a Top 25 team or higher all season long. Plus K to both of you for the comments. I did see the CHL  comment/picture coming Greg, as soon as I saw the words, failure and communicate in the same sentence. ;D 

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 vs. D1/D2/NAIA/NCCAA
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:58:27 pm »

Glad to hear you'll be manning the helm of this board once again. Nobody does it (or did it) better!!. 8-)

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:31:35 pm »
Thanks for the info Bucket. Ryan was a helluva player who I enjoyed watching during his 4 years with the Panthers. Glad to hear he was successful overseas.

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:00:44 pm »
Came home from work today to find Ryan Sharry sitting in my kitchen. Not totally unexpected; I had heard that he and a friend were making a quick trip to Midd today.

Always nice to see the big fella.


Is he still playing hoops overseas?

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: August 25, 2015, 02:57:38 am »
Thanks Gordon.

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 20, 2015, 05:45:30 am »
Magicman....the guru awakens! :).

Careful amh63...there's only one guru on these boards and his initials are P.C. And I've never been asleep,merely lurking. As you should know from all of my middle of the night, and early morning posts, I'm a vampire and I seldom sleep.

Trinity in the upper tier they are getting their mojo. was Wesleyan that won the title last season....beating Amherst....after the LJs crushed them Twice during the regular season.

Trinity may have lost to Wesleyan in the NESCAC semifinals, but they did beat the LJ's rather handily last year by double digits. They also advanced further in the NCAA Tournament than any of the other 'CAC teams did as they made it to the Elite Eight and really should have beaten Babson in that overtime game they lost to the Beavers, which would have put them in the Final Four. They return their 3 best scorers and 6 of their top 8 point producers, so I would think they might be considered the early favorites this year. Of course the new recruits by some of the other teams could alter that view.

Too bad your coach has completed his schedule.  Amherst has some Slots opened for their tournament to begin its season.

Coach Hixson has to contact us early if he wants to get us back in Amherst. Our Coach Curle would probably have taken him up on the offer.

I'm hoping that Amherst gets to host a regional Tourny this year and welcomes Plattsburgh.  Maybe then, we can meet for a meal/drinks after the matchup.

We have already been to Amherst twice in the past 3 years for an NCAA game. I'm kind of hoping that if we meet again in the Big Dance that it happens in Plattsburgh.  ;)  In reality,this is a rebuilding year for the Cardinals and I see us probably finishing in 4th or 5th place in our conference this year. Our only chance to make the NCAA tournament will be if we qualify and can win the SUNYAC Tournament to claim the automatic bid. I'll be surprised if that happens. We do have a lot of new recruits (12 I believe) and if there are some hidden gems among them that can translate into frosh power then we may be better than my projections.

However, if we do get a bid and we somehow have to make another trip to LeFrak I promise you I will be there...if you are there ;D. How's that?       

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 20, 2015, 05:11:19 am »
So I visit Middlebury on the 12th of December, probably with my travelling crew of 3 others while you and Vandy come over and enjoy Plattsburgh's hospitality on January 4th to take in the Trinity-Plattsburgh game. Then there's always the possibilty we may meet in Saratoga when Plattsburgh plays Skidmore down there. (Yes we have to play them in their house for the 2nd straight year but they did promise to come to Plattsburgh next year...we shall see. ::)) Especially if the Thoroughbreds are once again on the Panthers 2015-16 schedule. I know I'm making the trip down to see that game which I believe is a Monday night. Three times in one season we could meet. That would set a record. :D 8-)

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: August 18, 2015, 10:08:53 pm »
Checked out my Plattsburgh State Cardinals 2015-16 schedule and in addition to the annual game with our Vermont neighbor, Middlebury,which is early this year on December 12th at Pepin, the Cardinals will host last year's top seeded Trinity Bantams on January 4th.  I'm wondering if my Middlebury friends, might venture over to Plattsburgh to get a sneak peek at the Bantams, who should be in the upper tier of the CAC once again.   

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: August 13, 2015, 05:05:31 am »
Sixty Three more days until the 1st day of basketball practice. All ten of the SUNYAC schools have released their 2015-16 basketball schedule. Once again it looks like Plattsburgh State has scheduled the strongest non-conference schedule of any team in the YAC.

The Cardinals open their season at home against Clarkson on November 17th, as the Golden Knights, with a new head coach last year, have decided to renew the rivalry that the previous coach abruptly canceled after the 2010-11 season. Clarkson came in 3rd place in the Liberty League last season and made it to the championship game of the conference tournament losing to Skidmore by a 68-64 score. The last time the  Cardinals lost to a team from the Liberty League was 7 years ago and have since went 9-0 against the conference. That record will be tested this year.

Plattsburgh will then travel to face that Skidmore team in Saratoga on November 23rd. The Throughbreds captured both the regular season and tournament titles in the Liberty League last year and won a first round game in the NCAA tournament. They lost at Johns Hopkins by a 61-58 margin in their attempt to make the Sweet 16. Skidmore will be looking to avenge an overtime loss to the Cardinals in Skidmore last year. Hopefully after playing the Thoroughbreds on their home court for 2 years in a row they will favor us with a visit to Plattsburgh next season.

The Cardinals will complete the Liberty League portion of their non-conference schedule as they host St. Lawrence in their annual North Country battle on December 1st. The Saints finished just out of the playoffs last year in the midst of a rebuilding campaign and will be a tougher team to deal with this coming season.

Plattsburgh travels to NESCAC foe Middlebury on December 12th to take on the Panthers, in a game that is always a tough contest. Middlebury did not have the success they were used to last year but they are once again expected to be near the top of their conference. They beat the Cardinals in Plattsburgh last year and will be even tougher to deal with on their home court.

The Cardinals travel to Florida over the Christmas break and will play two teams in Miami on December 19th and 20th. We will face Stevenson College from the Midddle Atlantic Conferences-Commonwealth, in one game, and tackle UMass-Dartmouth from the Little East Conference in the other game. Stevenson came in 2nd place in the Commonwealth Division of the Middle Atlantic Conferences last year and lost to Alvernia in the tournament championship. Stevenson then played in the ECAC-South tournament and won 3 straight games to win the championship and end the season with a 21-9 record.  UMass-Dartmouth finished in 3rd place in the always tough LEC conference and lost in the semifinals of the conference tournament to Rhode Island College. The Corsairs return 6 of their top 10 players including their leading scorer with 23.2 ppg and leading rebounder with 9.0 rpg. They will be another tough opponent. 
Plattsburgh will wind up the non-conference portion of their schedule on January 4th as they host the Trinity Bantams who were the winners of the NESCAC conference's regular season. Trinity lost to Wesleyan in the conference tournament semifinals but recieved an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Bantams won 3 straight games and advanced to the Elite Eight, before falling to Babson 76-69 in their bid to make the Final Four. With their 3 best scorers back and 6 of their top 8 point producers, it would appear that the Bantams will once again be a force to be reckoned with in the 'CAC.

The Cardinals will have their work cut out for them this year. They face 4 teams that won at least 20 games last year and all 7 teams had a winning record. Two teams went to the NCAA's and two others just missed. The overall record for the 7 teams was 128-63. I'll be happy if we can go 4-3 in those 7 games and anything better than that would be a bonus.

Oneonta with games against Hartwick, Williams, and St John Fisher also appears to have a decent out of conference schedule. In addition to those games they will play Manhattanville in a tournament at Franklin & Marshall but not sure if they will play F&M the next day. Nobody beats Franklin & Marshall on their home court. Oneonta also plays 2 games in Puerto Rico over the Christmas break but those teams have not been announced. Still I think the Red Dragons may have the 2nd best non-conference schedule.

New Paltz has also scheduled some pretty competitive teams. The Hawks will play Williams, Middlebury, Springfield College and Kean. They also have games against Vassar, Mount Saint Mary and Mount Saint Vincent. Hawks love their Mounts. :D Their schedule may end up being a bit tougher than Oneonta's depending on who the Red Dragons play in that other game at F&M and who they take on in Puerto Rico.           

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: NCAA Tournament Fantasy League
« on: August 03, 2015, 12:35:05 pm »
Planning on running the Futures League again, but drafting a team of 8 players. Draft would start sometime in December and then after the draft is completed, you could add and drop players at will until January 1st or something like that. Start the draft early enough so we aren't rushing to get it done.

Also, I really enjoyed the Sweet 16 League and will run that again. It was short notice last year, so this year we'll be able to start it right after Saturday's games of the 1st weekend.

You're a glutton for punishment...but I'm glad that you are.  ;D

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Rule and Policy Changes
« on: July 06, 2015, 05:57:47 am »
By the way good job clarifying everything, Dave. Plus K

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Rule and Policy Changes
« on: July 06, 2015, 05:53:50 am »
In 2011-12 Buffalo State played an in-season exhibition game against DI University of Buffalo on January 4th 2012. Buff State thought it was an exhibition game but the NCAA called it a regular season game and D3hoops counted it in their record. They ended up with 26 games in the regular season and the talk in the conference was that they would be prohibited from playing in the SUNYAC Tournament and NCAA Tournament. They finished the regular season with an 18-8 record.The NCAA however allowed them to play in the SUNYAC Tournament and their season ended when they lost to Brockport State in the 1st round. Here's the link showing Buffalo State's D3hoops season record:

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 04, 2015, 10:01:54 pm »
Plus k to all the posters that came on and congratulated Cortland on their National Championship.

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