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by rjsuperfly66
3 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 176
Views: 11288

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Facts: I dislike PC at times as much as anyone.but i am not totally distorted in what actually happens either. Fact: 4 straight NCAA appearances. Fact: 2 NBA draft picks Fact: Beat us every year he has been there Fact: Will be one of best teams in BE next year , with most likely a 5th straight tour...
by rjsuperfly66
8 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Think it's more important to have good NE connections, than good RI connections. Most kids who are any good from RI are prepping and playing AAU out-of-state. Are many of these RI kids playing for the Breakers or at St. Andrews or other local HS? Soon as they start to break out, they tend to go else...
by rjsuperfly66
14 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 176
Views: 11288

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

On Cooley recruiting ... PC did land Alpha Diallo last season, who while not a NE native, did play at Brewster which is one of the best prep schools in New England. I believe Diallo's commitment landed a long drought since Weyinmi Efejuku on Brewster players, and they had recruited quite a few in th...
by rjsuperfly66
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

SP, anyone who can't acknowledge that has their head buried in the sand. However, I also don't think it takes a rocket scientist to see that the A10 has almost always been a Top-heavy league, at least as long as I can remember (outside of maybe 2013-2014). But you are right, for decades the BE has p...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

When did you ever see me even hint that the A10 was as good as the BE, at any point in their history. There has always been a clear disparity, the degree of the disparity has varied from year to year. Well, it was a hot topic in 2013, it was right to be. It was an even hotter topic in 2014, when th...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

"PC did not have good players around Dunn and Bentil" - not for nothing, but PC had all the key guys that led them back to the NCAA's this season around Dunn and Bentil...just a year younger. Bullock, Cartwright, Lindsey. May not have had depth, but either you don't think those guys are a...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

A PC fan who spends an inordinate amount of time on a URI fan board, mostly defending his own team and conference, can call no one a whiny loser. That's laughable. I've been here almost from the start, sure talking PC, also talking URI. Not that I have to defend myself, I work in South County, I de...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Then why do you spend so much time posting on a lowly A-10 team's board so much? Beat it. A little sensitive are we? When did I see URI was a lowly team? Like I said, I (and basketball fans, not just Big East fans) can respect the accomplishments of individual teams, not not the conference in it's ...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

It's about putting out the most competitive teams possible, doesn't matter where they come from. It's something you say because you have nothing else to fall back on ... You trash the "bad" Big East programs because they can take whoever they want and those teams will run along. You are t...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

It's about putting out the most competitive teams possible, doesn't matter where they come from. It's something you say because you have nothing else to fall back on ... You trash the "bad" Big East programs because they can take whoever they want and those teams will run along. You are th...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That still does not change the fact that the BE were able to remain strong by stealing from the A10. Yes we do have to deal with it and the A10 has done this well. Down, but not out and continuously rebuild. My point remains if you're a big east fan knocking the A10 being weak, then acknowledge you...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I say again for all the times Big East fans say the A10 is weak and very far below them. If the A10 is so weak, why does the Big East keep having to steal A10 teams to survive? The Big East hasn't looked to expand with Fordham's and Duquesne's. They are taking the teams with proven track records. W...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Top 10? PC has no shot either........although with 3 top 100's committed for next season, we can only dream.....whether they work out or not.... No one in the A10 can match that...although St. Louis has 2. That team, if Ford can coach them up at all, will be a power again in the conference soon. I ...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 98
Views: 5028

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I agree Rod but if you look at the big whose taken over in this series, it's been Robin Lopez whose on his 6th NBA team in 9 NBA seasons. Guys like him are out there to find, just have to be willing to invest in them which DA was not at the trade deadline. They also still have the 6'11 Zizic and the...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 98
Views: 5028

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I'm growing increasingly confident the Cs will not make a play for PG. The concerns of him leaving after one season will make it very hard for them to put together an attractive package. They'd have to give up Smart, Bradley/Crowder, and 2017 1st just to start talks. Depending on this series, it may...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 98
Views: 5028

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Celtics could be in deep trouble, assuming they don't come back this series. Last season, there was plenty of plausible deniability. Olynyk was hurt, missed much of the series. Bradley was hurt, missed much of the series. Crowder played, but had a bum ankle that limited his effectiveness. Now, they'...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

The proper move for Umass is to wait it out until the AAC dies. If I was Uconn I would be working hard to create a new league that focuses on basketball first. The AAC was built for football and it will kill Uconn. In what situation would the AAC die? If there is massive conference expansion,I coul...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

So Alabama forever will not put the same money into basketball that Kentucky does? Is that what you believe? Clemson will never invest in basketball the amounts put in by Duke and North Carolina? How do you know they never will? Why wouldn't I believe that? For nearly 100 years, Alabama has put alm...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

RJ Are you confident that those schools who don't finance basketball to the level of their conference brethren will do so forever? Can you clarify for me? Schools where basketball is an afterthought to football will never put in the resources in necessary to completely demolish non-P5 schools who p...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

There is the Power-5 and everybody else. Anyone that thinks differently is being delusional. From a monetary standpoint, sure. If they are ranking basketball conferences, it really doesn't matter. If it did, every P5 school would be offering every coach $5+ million, have state of the art practice f...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC

Sorry, I didn't tie it together with RR's previous post.
I honestly don't think the state would care much about UNC receiving NCAA sanctions.
Sure, UNC fans would be pissed, but in this case I think it really is all about the $$.
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC

Well, the tournaments are a huge revenue resource for the state ... Not only do they get the ACC Tournament most years but they also get the NCAA Tournament basically every year. We've seen the economic impact the tournament has had on Providence from hotels to restaurants to shopping, I'm sure that...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

To quote Bob Dylan....money doesn't talk, it swears....when push comes to shove the will to win coupled with huge resources leaves most coaches in midmajor conference subject to poaching...Cooley seems to be an exception because he is home....every other coach will have a price that makes them head...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

To quote Bob Dylan....money doesn't talk, it swears....when push comes to shove the will to win coupled with huge resources leaves most coaches in midmajor conference subject to poaching...Cooley seems to be an exception because he is home....every other coach will have a price that makes them head...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

How much does the big east earn in tv revenues and bowl shares compared to the P5 schools.....it is a fraction....and the A-10 is an even smaller fraction...midmajors all.....but the big east is the best midmajor.... Of course if you look at a total revenue picture, P5 trumps all, but the real ques...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

If you don't have big time Bowl Championship football you are a mid-major....the big east is the best mid-major conference....the A-10 trails them... Unfortunately the media doesn't apply that mid major label when big east teams play in march. When I see PC/georgetown/seton hall/etc. with that labe...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Agreed. Trust in Dan, trust in the process. If he wants Fatts over Langford, then it was the right move, and we can enjoy watching this play out over the next 4 years. Umm, was he recruiting him? URI was never really associated with MAL, so I don't think it was a matter of taking one over the other...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 471

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

Decided to give OOTP a try, talk about addicting. A little bit of a learning curve, but very similar to the much cheaper iPhone version which helped with a lot of that. Made it easier working through depth charts, etc. Very easy to customize, can really create your own experience. The only thing tha...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2421
Views: 142665

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Wasn't Langford going to UConn? And decommitted recently? Something's not right there....Ollie's got problems....and a top recruit going from the AAC to the BE......basketball wise, the BE has it all over the AAC even with the Wichita addition. One's thing's for sure, it's not the BB practice facil...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 1888

Re: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference

@kenpomeroy: Just checked my preseason ratings by conf. Kind of interesting. 1. B12, 2. BE, 3. SEC, 4. ACC, 5. B10, 6. P12, 7. AAC, 8. MW, 9. A10 10. MVC
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Conference makeup will eventually reflect this, not too many years down the road. URI might have to either leave the A10 to join a better existing conference, or become part of a new one, in order to have any hopes of being a player on the national stage. You can't go 67% capacity in a small arena ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 471

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

I really wanted to like Heavy Rain and I loved the concept of it. I just couldn't get past the controls for the game and the camera angles. The content seemed really cool and interesting, but the controls and camera angles frustrated me too much to enjoy the game. If you like Game of Thrones or Wal...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 471

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

Before buying OOTP, if you have an Iphone you can purchase a game MLBM 2017. It's basically a $4.99 lite version of the game, if you find it interesting than the next purchase would be the more expensive OOTP. I like it from the management perspective, making coaching decisions, etc. All rosters are...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Conference makeup will eventually reflect this, not too many years down the road. URI might have to either leave the A10 to join a better existing conference, or become part of a new one, in order to have any hopes of being a player on the national stage. Where are they going? The problem with real...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4656

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Reading all these other A-10 boards, Dayton and VCUare seen as the elite programs in the conference and rightfully so. If Hurley stays 7, 8, 10 years and continues to have success, how long will that perception change and we will be seen as one of the top 2-3 premier programs in the conference? It ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane
Replies: 150
Views: 5464

Re: '17 Transfer F Khris Lane 6-6 (immediately eligible)

I don't know the medical waiver rules, he clearly didn't reach the threshold for games played, but does it matter when you play the games? He played 12/18, 1/3, 2/8 and 2/26 that season at Drexel. My understanding on a 6th year is that you are only supposed to get it if you are forced to sit out a ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 81
Views: 2812

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

Shows what women's game played with TWO teams at a high-level can look like ... I know the interest in the game was UCONN losing, and heck it was for me too, but if more women's games were like that one, than it would be worth the time on a consistent basis. The only reason I even watched this game ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I'll take the fact that I'm an ahole, and wear it like a badge of honor :lol: :lol: :lol: Stand by everything I said, 100%. So take that!!! :D I don't know what you said, RJ, but I'm guessing he was referring to idiots like little Seanie. I took the controversial road that I don't think Dan Hurley ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I'll take the fact that I'm an ahole, and wear it like a badge of honor :lol: :lol: :lol:
Stand by everything I said, 100%.
So take that!!! :D
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Is he going to turn down a job he hasn't been offered? You can if you have no interest in it. Almost like a premptive, "I've heard my name associated with Job X, but I have no interest in pursuing that opportunity." It really doesn't mean anything though ... Ultimately, it could be the li...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

I don't see things the same way. SMU has had a nice run these last couple years, but I don't think you can put them in the consistent program category either. Let's see how they do once Larry Brown's recruits aren't in the program anymore. Also, every school you mentioned save Wichita State is look...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

The only reason for VCU and Dayton to consider such a move would be the fact that they have been the only consistent A10 teams since VCU arrived. There has been no consistency from programs, they rise and fall like the wind, and it has made it hard for the conference to be more than a 3 or 4 bid con...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

It's not too late for that though. Why would it not be too late? The AAC is about to take a vote that would put them in the conference, and only a very stupid school would decline. Am I missing something here? I'm sure there are schools that remember the Big East/American split and won't want the h...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 CT PF Steve Enoch (UCONN Verbal)
Replies: 136
Views: 11204

Re: '15 CT PF Steve Enoch (UCONN Verbal)

Well, I think part of what happens (usually with bigs) is that there is often an assumed level of strength development that needs to occur for them to reach their full potential. It's not as important for guards to be strong, since their position is based more on speed and vision, but for a lot of t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5011

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

These are the other tournaments with some of the notable teams: Puerto Rico: South Carolina, Florida St., Iowa St., Illinois St. Charleston: Dayton, Clemson, Temple, Auburn 2K: Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, St. Louis USVI: Wake Forest, Colorado, Houston HOF (Mohegan): Northwestern, Texas Te...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Cooley would be a perfect fit. Doesn't look like it will happen but I don't understand the 'he loves it at PC and is never leaving." As much as I think Dan has done a great job, I don't get it why his name often comes up before Archie Miller's. Miller should be on the short list of every AD in...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I assume TBR means pony up. Wichita State pays their coach $3.3m! I know that is extreme but it looks like the going rate is $2m+ now for the top coaches. I believe the $1m we are paying Hurley still puts him in roughly the top 75 highest paid coaches. In fact according to this $1m would have put y...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 169
Views: 4401

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Preseason tournaments across the country will take a hit next year, due to the Phil Knight 80th birthday Nike tournament next year in Oregon. That event will include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portl...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34254

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I guess I was not alone in my thinking. Found this post on another forum: Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish, on their CBS college basketball podcast were talking about coaching changes and theories on why Will Wade left a great job at VCU for an average job at LSU in a p5 conference. Parrish put forw...

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