Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)

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Postby Rhody83 » 2 months ago

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:I would say 'har de freekn har har', but I don't want to be tagged with "post #____" Oh wait, never mind, too late :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


The big news was the benching of Eli followed by the firing of Ben & Jerry.

Let’s go Giants :lol: :lol: :lol:
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hahahaha! Ben & Jerry...how perfect is THAT?!?!
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Postby rambone 78 » 2 months ago

Why does this thread still live? Speaking of hahaha.....
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

So this big news that was supposed to happen was a total farce or still will be announced soon ??
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Postby Rhody83 » 2 months ago

It is about a home and home series with a P5 school. Can’t be announced until a contract is signed.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Yeah, it wasn't fake news.
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Let's go
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Postby 1974rhodyram » 1 month ago

2018 Diamond Head tourney - in Hawaii. Recruits going to love that!!
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Postby ATPTourFan » 1 month ago

That's scheduling news, but probably not what this thread is for.
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Postby Ramulous » 1 month ago

I think that is what the rumored big news always was.....
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

Let's just be clear. Big news on scheduling would be a home and home against a known top team (NC, Duke, UConn, Michigan, MSU etc). This is just not that.
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 1 month ago

Real nice tournament announcement...and already working on the family to go...but it seems to fall short of 7 pages from...:


I just heard some @RhodyMBB news that’s crazier then me still not having power @nationalgridus I f****ng love @dhurley15
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:Real nice tournament announcement...and already working on the family to go...but it seems to fall short of 7 pages from...:


I just heard some @RhodyMBB news that’s crazier then me still not having power @nationalgridus I f****ng love @dhurley15


Well that’s just because you haven’t heard ALL the news yet - Hurley is flying all KB members out to Hawaii for the games.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

That tournament is not what the big news was? It's been mentioned by a few. Like I said, I'm wondering if it fell through.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

This Hawaii tournament should not be announced as big news. The current big announcement referred to in this thread has to be something different or failed to happen ???
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Rhody09 wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:Real nice tournament announcement...and already working on the family to go...but it seems to fall short of 7 pages from...:


I just heard some @RhodyMBB news that’s crazier then me still not having power @nationalgridus I f****ng love @dhurley15


Well that’s just because you haven’t heard ALL the news yet - Hurley is flying all KB members out to Hawaii for the games.


If that's the case....we need to whup up another dozen pages! 8-)
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Postby eli#10 » 1 month ago

I guess it is up to Birdman to let us know. I think he was the one who started this thread with his speculation.
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 1 month ago

Playing in Hawaii is cool but it’s whooo they play that will really get me going.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

I hope it's UNLV and Harris dunks it in Jouiston's mug
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Postby adam914 » 1 month ago

I'll say it again, the Hawaii tournament is not what the "big news" was referring to.
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Postby ramster » 1 month ago

So Adam, I would agree that the Diamond Head was not what the “big News” from Birdmanjrjr was about.
So was the big news about the home-home with a P5 team that many already know about or was it something other than that?
Or should this thread just be put to bed and forgotten?
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

So what's your best guess on the home and home vs P5 ??
WVU ??
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

An Eastern 8 matchup with WV? I'm hoping it's something bigger than a former E8/A10 team.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

WVU would be solid they are usually a top 15 team with Huggy
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ramster wrote:So Adam, I would agree that the Diamond Head was not what the “big News” from Birdmanjrjr was about.
So was the big news about the home-home with a P5 team that many already know about or was it something other than that?
Or should this thread just be put to bed and forgotten?


I'm not really going to say anything else specific because I don't feel like it is my place to do so.

What I will say is that I feel like Birdman made his post about something he was excited about and heard a couple months ago, and some here (not you Ramster, to be clear) have turned it into a bigger deal over time and have let it build up into something larger than it is. Personally, I am very excited about it, I think it's a great thing for our program. But if others have gotten themselves to a point in their head where it has to be Duke or UNC coming to the Ryan Center or it's a disappointment then go ahead and just start being disappointed now.
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adam914 wrote:
ramster wrote:So Adam, I would agree that the Diamond Head was not what the “big News” from Birdmanjrjr was about.
So was the big news about the home-home with a P5 team that many already know about or was it something other than that?
Or should this thread just be put to bed and forgotten?


I'm not really going to say anything else specific because I don't feel like it is my place to do so.

What I will say is that I feel like Birdman made his post about something he was excited about and heard a couple months ago, and some here (not you Ramster, to be clear) have turned it into a bigger deal over time and have let it build up into something larger than it is. Personally, I am very excited about it, I think it's a great thing for our program. But if others have gotten themselves to a point in their head where it has to be Duke or UNC coming to the Ryan Center or it's a disappointment then go ahead and just start being disappointed now.


Adam is spot on with his sentiments. People have to be realistic and just because Bird man was excited, doesn’t mean we just won the national championship guys. We need 1,000 more bird men to get excited about solid stepping stones for the program and not just unrealistic pipe dreams.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

Thanks Adam, I've dialed down my expectations for this big news. Noted.
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......cue the drum roll.......
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

If it is West Virginia, can we please play them in Keaney Gym? Most don't know the hate.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

There are really people who thought Duke would come to the RC? Wow. They will probably also be disappointed if we don't win a national championship. Sorry, those things aren't happening here.
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theblueram wrote:An Eastern 8 matchup with WV? I'm hoping it's something bigger than a former E8/A10 team.


Especially if our "home" game is at Mohegan
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

Sorry Billyboy if you think big news is West Virginia is coming back to Kingston. Someone hypes huge news coming on scheduling one does not think it is a team that played us in Keaney Gym for years.
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Billyboy78 wrote:There are really people who thought Duke would come to the RC? Wow. They will probably also be disappointed if we don't win a national championship. Sorry, those things aren't happening here.

.......maybe when Bobby takes over at Duke, after his run at Arizona State, and when Coach K retires, a date a date at the RC......??
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section(105) wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:There are really people who thought Duke would come to the RC? Wow. They will probably also be disappointed if we don't win a national championship. Sorry, those things aren't happening here.

.......maybe when Bobby takes over at Duke, after his run at Arizona State, and when Coach K retires, a date a date at the RC......??

Been said over and over, They will never play each other.
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......neva say neva.....
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Postby hrstrat57 » 1 month ago

I actually see a national championship as achievable....

Seriously.

Been there on the doorstep in the 40's.

Why not us?
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Postby CT Rhody » 1 month ago

That’s what makes college basketball so great, you need to get hot and make a run over 6 games, not best of seven series. Who has Uconn winning that one year, Nova winning, etc. I say Nova since they always get bounced the first weekend it seems. Once you’re in the dance, literally anything can happen.
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 1 month ago

Well, the good thing is, there's still a "secret"...phew! Doesn't really matter what it is, so long as it's a secret.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

And any former rival, WV, Uconn, Temple, Xavier, Butler, Penn State, Rutgers etc should never be played on a neutral "home" court. Never.
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theblueram wrote:And any former rival, WV, Uconn, Temple, Xavier, Butler, Penn State, Rutgers etc should never be played on a neutral "home" court. Never.


If it’s an annual top 20ish type program who is willing to play us at Mohegan and then a road game with a potential to re-up home and home two years later, no way should we say no. Stepping stone guys, Mohegan while not the Ryan Center should be Rhody Blue through and through.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

Have some self esteem. If we are playing neutral against former rivals then the return should be neutral.
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theblueram wrote:Have some self esteem. If we are playing neutral against former rivals then the return should be neutral.


Rivals? If we haven’t played this program since the 90’s, it hardly makes us rivals. Let’s keep some perspective here guys.
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I'll bring the dimes.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

You would also think Uconn is not a rival as well. Since we haven't played them in awhile.
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theblueram wrote:You would also think Uconn is not a rival as well. Since we haven't played them in awhile.


So let me ask you this, would you rather see us play a peronial top 15-25 program at Mohegan or another mid major who might win their league at the Ryan? To add further nuance to the question, one game max per season at Mohegan is understandable, I’m not advocating all games at Mohegan to be clear.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

I like the games at Mohegan. But against WV? Fuggedaboutit.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

If the return is neutral I'm all in. But if not no way.
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Postby RhodyKyle » 1 month ago

With the best conferences moving to 20 game schedules, the chances of playing top teams OOC drastically drops. I give the program credit for getting creative with their scheduling.
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RhodyKyle wrote:With the best conferences moving to 20 game schedules, the chances of playing top teams OOC drastically drops. I give the program credit for getting creative with their scheduling.


Agreed, it’s onlg going to get harder.
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