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« on: March 07, 2005, 12:40:48 am »
RC...

Trinity's Athletic Center cost 15 mil in 1992.  The gym seats 1800.  Any other objections?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 12:55:49 am »
I talked to the guys at Hoopsville on Selection Sunday and they mentioned that they figured this regional would be at Randolph-Macon.  When I asked them why they didn't tell me that other places were undeserving, they assumed it would be there because the NCAA would want to build up hype for the Final Four which will be held close by.

It's not that the care about the expenses with flying in people, they want to make as much money as possible with the Final Four as possible while screwing over West Coast teams as much as possible.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2005, 12:57:52 am »
BTW:  R-M's gym only holds 1600 and they average 200 fans per game.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 01:17:36 am »
Macon's gym holds 1680 and they had 1100 there on Saturday, about 850 of which were Macon fans. While I don't know when RMC's spring break is, I would expect that if in-session, Macon could easily sell out its 840-ticket allotment and maybe the leftover tickets that the three opposing teams are unlikely to sell.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 01:53:23 am »
Well...I can assure you the Bruins will have at least 18 there (15 players and 3 coaches) on Friday.  I think that's all they'll need to take care of business but I suspect a few others will straggle in to watch.  I bet SBC will show up too.  It should be a great game.

May the best team win!

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005, 02:55:32 am »
One other tidbit.  I noticed on the men's side that UPS didn't get the nod as a regional site even though they had the number one seed.  Hmmm... they chose UW-Stevens Point, a mid country site.  Well, that's a good idea.  At least Hanover won't be put out.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2005, 03:17:43 am »
Why would they go to UPS? That's on the west coast. :-)

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2005, 03:55:02 am »
And their gymnasium is not available this weekend, which kind of makes it difficult to put games at UPS. Nice theory, though.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2005, 10:52:44 am »
It is somewhat humerous that we west coast afficiondos so frequently assume we are the beneficiary of East coast bias.  Not that we aren't.  Just because we are paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get us.  None the less, sometimes there are legitimate reasons.  Not often, but sometimes. It does seem that if someone has to be host rather than playing the games on a neutral court, it should be the higher rated seed.  Of course, then you get into the whole east coast bias thing again as to how the voting is done and where those committee members are from and have they ever seen a GFU or Whitworth game.  It is what it is.  The only solution is "Just win baby, Win."  If not, we'll love our NWC representative anyway.  Especially when it is GFU.

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2005, 04:17:16 pm »
Swiss
I completely agree with you that coaches do not need to be liked by all of their players, in my experience both playing and coaching, this has never been the situation.  I also agree with your point that each player may want something different, but when they come together and want the same outcome that is what makes a great team.  However, yes a coach does have a lot to do with this, but I know from experience that all of the players have to be the first to jump on board with this idea before it will completely work.  

It seems to me that you and I are definitely on the same page when it comes to good coaches.  I again completely agree with all the characteristics that you listed for your most memorable coaches, I too have had those unforgettable coaches in my life.  

My comments on COY really had nothing to do with likes or dislikes of coaches.  I just wanted to throw something out there that would cause some discussion and I guess I hit a few sensitive nerves.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2005, 05:03:02 pm »
good footwork in that backpedaling, littlest Big.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2005, 04:50:58 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2005, 01:27:07 am »
Well that's more like it...  The WBCA's poll, just released, shows GFU at 14th.  I happen to think they are underrated even there but they will have to hit on all cylinders this weekend to prove me right.  This team completely dominated Chapman in the second half even with KL being slowed by their defense.  

We all know that polls are no substitute for performance…so go hard BRUINS, and take ‘em all the way!

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2005, 06:14:24 pm »
D3hoops.com will be broadcasting the entire Randolph-Macon sectional. More details, including a link to the NCAA site where the broadcast links will appear, can be found on our Audio page.

http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2005, 04:44:38 pm »
Only 1 hour till broadcast.  We will see if the GFU we know and love got off the plane to represent the NWC in the fashion we have become accustomed to.