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

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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Some people don't think that playing WVU is big news anyway.
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Postby PeterRamTime » 1 month ago

Will we have WVU at the Mohegan next year or vice versa?
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Postby steviep123 » 1 month ago

I still haven't seen anything official about WVU. Just here. Is it a done deal?
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Postby adam914 » 1 month ago

steviep123 wrote:I still haven't seen anything official about WVU. Just here. Is it a done deal?


There has been no official announcement.
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Postby Iggy1979 » 1 month ago

Oh well, he went to South Carolina instead
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Postby Ramulous » 1 month ago

Iggy

Who went to S Carolina.....I missed something
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Postby wpbrown8267 » 1 month ago

Brian Bowen, he transferred from Louisville to South Carolina
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Is that the kid Pitino supposedly paid 100 k to ???
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Postby Iggy1979 » 3 weeks ago

I'm assuming the practice facility is the big news??
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Postby Shaolin Swat » 3 weeks ago



Rothstein makes it sound like this will be a one-time neutral court game, not a home-and-"home" as we have previously thought.
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Postby urirx » 3 weeks ago

Shaolin Swat wrote:


Rothstein makes it sound like this will be a one-time neutral court game, not a home-and-"home" as we have previously thought.


If this is a one time neutral court, this is an even bigger win for our basketball team/admin as we will get credit for a Neutral court game 35 minutes from our campus with no payback!
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Shaolin Swat wrote:


Rothstein makes it sound like this will be a one-time neutral court game, not a home-and-"home" as we have previously thought.


That's the way I read it, which would be massive if true.
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 3 weeks ago

How is this news any different than playing the tourney this year vs Seton Hall and Virginia, or playing Cincinnati and Duke at Mohegan last year? Am I missing something?
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

Or Okie State or Ohio State at Mohegan?
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

Joe95 wrote:I wonder what he is referring too?





If Rothstein's FanRagSports announcement was the "Big New" wouldn't you think Birdman would have had it out there too or at least a comment on it?
Just a weird, and long, thread
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

Although I do agree Hurley has turned the corner and could turn URI into the Gonzaga of the East.
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Postby adam914 » 3 weeks ago

ramster wrote:If Rothstein's FanRagSports announcement was the "Big New" wouldn't you think Birdman would have had it out there too or at least a comment on it?
Just a weird, and long, thread


This thread wasn't started by Birdman. Birdman is also not a reporter, he is just a fan like the rest of us. Why would Birdman have a comment or put it out there before it was officially announced if he said from the start he couldn't say anything more about it?
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Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

If you put out information that was told to you in confidence, you lose your source. Pretty simple.
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

Billyboy78 wrote:If you put out information that was told to you in confidence, you lose your source. Pretty simple.


Agree it's that simple, so why did he do it? and as many of us have said all along it wasn't all that big a story anyway. But this thread continues

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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

I guess we're so great now that playing a top 10 team isn't a big deal anymore.
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

Billyboy78 wrote:I guess we're so great now that playing a top 10 team isn't a big deal anymore.


Our RPI is 9. WV is 21. So ok, nice game but it's still WV.
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Postby Blue Man » 3 weeks ago

theblueram wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:I guess we're so great now that playing a top 10 team isn't a big deal anymore.


Our RPI is 9. WV is 21. So ok, nice game but it's still WV.


So us spending a day at an RPI of 9 is enough for you to turn your nose up at getting a perennial top 10 team on the schedule?

It’s still WV? I’m lost on your statement here.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 3 weeks ago

I detect tongue in cheek.
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Blue Man wrote:
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Billyboy78 wrote:I guess we're so great now that playing a top 10 team isn't a big deal anymore.


Our RPI is 9. WV is 21. So ok, nice game but it's still WV.


So us spending a day at an RPI of 9 is enough for you to turn your nose up at getting a perennial top 10 team on the schedule?

It’s still WV? I’m lost on your statement here.


It's just me Blueman. I hate West Virginia and Huggins and their fans. I'm glad we're not giving them a home if that's what it is. I hope we kick the shit out of them.
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Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

Getting this game is fantastic...can't wait to see it happen. The more often they get games like this the better obviously.
I don't look at the one neutral as better than a neutral and away, though. Would like to see them play teams like this wherever, whenever possible.

This thread just seemed awfully long (even without my posts), for news that was practically public back in October...
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Postby Rhody74 » 3 weeks ago

Shit, I'vE been sucked in again.
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Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Postby Rhodymob05 » 3 weeks ago

Again it’s great news but not what I was expecting from birdmans tweets.
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Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

Billyboy78 wrote:I guess we're so great now that playing a top 10 team isn't a big deal anymore.


It’s good but not worth the 10 pages and 450 posts

And still nobody knows for sure if this was the news

Maybe it wasn’t and this really isn’t over yet? :lol: :lol:
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Postby rambone 78 » 3 weeks ago

It's over...and it's been over for a long time.....
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

Although it ended up better than a home and neutral. So It was big news forthcoming.
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Postby Ramulous » 3 weeks ago

Take the L out of Lover and it's over....
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

rambone 78 wrote:It's over...and it's been over for a long time.....



But we got a good number of pages here and on the future scheduling page complaining about WVU getting a true home game and URI getting screwed with the Mohegan Sun
Turns out looking like that info wasn’t true either if Rothstein is right as it’s only one game at the Mohegan Sun.
From what we know of yet.
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

That's cool we got the game next year at Mohegan

I wouldn't mind if we traveled to WVU the following year that would help the Ooc by a lot
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 3 weeks ago

Would someone mind simply asking birdman WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND END THIS THREAD.
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Postby steviep123 » 3 weeks ago

Birdman confirmed on twitter WVA was the big news he was talking about:

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lol
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Postby adam914 » 3 weeks ago

Everyone can sleep better at night now that the truth is out there...
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Postby Iggy1979 » 3 weeks ago

Bird completely oversold this one.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 3 weeks ago

Totally... wow. Letdown city.

The WVA game was the worst kept secret around before he even tweeted.
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Postby section(105) » 3 weeks ago

......lock it up.....?
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I will give a little more time for people to react then we will lock it.
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Why lock it? What is the point? If people don't want to post in it, it will drift off the first page and never be seen again. I don't get the impulse to micromanage.
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Sometimes it feels good when the time is right...
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Postby adam914 » 3 weeks ago

Iggy1979 wrote:Bird completely oversold this one.


Not that it matters at this point, but I still think its this board that oversold it and not Birdman. All the guy did was tweet that he heard something that he was very excited about and thought other fans would be to. Then never said another word about it, and this board turned it into a 9 page thread and went nuts over it.

Anyway, whatever...its a great addition to the schedule and I'm pretty excited about it. Going to have to find my way back to CT in December to see this one...ahem I mean "visit my family".
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

I think it was a bit overblown. He made it sound like program changing news when it's really not ??? I mean it's good news but not program changing ??
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Postby Rhodyram » 3 weeks ago

Any word on if this will be part of the season ticket package?
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Postby TruePoint » 3 weeks ago

Not if it is a neutral court game.
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Postby Blue Man » 3 weeks ago

I mean not for nothing...but this is the best team we'll be guaranteed to play in OOC in almost 2 decades. Previous to this it took tournaments to get us to see a Maryland/Duke/Virginia type, or we were a buy game for #5 Arizona.

We got a perennial top 10 program, to agree to a "neutral" game that is an hour from campus. Also, with the emphasis on games away from home in the selection process, this helps.

Agree with Adam. If anyone else heard the news as bird heard it, they'd have jumped through the roof too. Just because you may have put unrealistic expectations on what you would consider "good" doesn't diminish how big of a get this is for our program.

Some people have an amazing way of finding some way to be unimpressed or unhappy with really good things - or have their standards for "good" wayyyy off track.

Some threads have people wondering in January if they would rather play nova or virginia in the sweet 16, and now some have said a playing a top 10 team an hour from campus isn't as good as something else it could be. This place is the wild west.
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