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  1. 3 points
    I personally like to stir the pot and engage others in dialogue, especially since even those I don’t agree with on here never get personal. It is a message board after all; ideally should have a cross section of opinions, some of which we’ll like; some we won’t. So, that being said, the “look how bad the program was 10 years ago” argument is falling on completely deaf ears with me. That’s a decade ago-way in the rear view mirror. Defend him or excoriate him, but the current coach has to stand or fall on his own record. Also, don’t agree that we should blithely dismiss stats. Stats are the lifeblood of sports. It’s how we measure individual and team performances, as well as the performance of coaches. There’s an old saying that goes “there are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.” Means that we can usually manipulate stats to stand for whatever proposition we support. However, some stats are not susceptible to manipulation, such as Skerry’s record in the CAA tournament
  2. 3 points
    I don’t blame him for keeping a few bad eggs. I’d just like to see him make all the eggs, good or bad, into a winning soufflé
  3. 2 points
    I could not agree with you more. When you have the list of Mt. Rushmore of "cheating"....at least they won. The old saying is if you are going to cheat, you should at least win. As far as Skerry, I have no idea how anyone can defend his time at Towson. Every year is a new excuse as to why he fails at tournament time. You can talk about graduating and being a nice guy...supposedly... But you don't get extensions because a team has a 3.0. You don't get extensions because you are chummy with donors. You get extensions because you win important games....and we are still waiting. As far as I am concerned his years have been better than Coach Kennedy, but it total, his time has been unsuccessful. Coaches in this, a rather mediocre CAA, have been replaced after accomplishing much more. I look forward to the day that the Tigers hoist a CAA Championship trophy. I don't think it will be during the Skerry tenure.
  4. 2 points
    Sorry, but stats matter whether your like them or not. Facts over feelings. We have been the worst team in the CAAT under Pat Skerry. FACT. We have won a good portion of our OOC and CAA games under Pat Skerry. FACT We have beat up on bad teams in and out of conference, and lack a "significant/big" win under Pat Skerry. FACT We have done a great job of graduating our players under Pat Skerry. FACT Our attendance, fan support and moral is slight (very slight, like not noticeable) better under Pat Skerry. FACT We play in a much easier conference now, than 10 years ago. FACT Pat has really good resources and advantages and we still fall short every year of expectations. FACT Players have and are coming and going at a higher rate than our peers under Pat Skerry. FACT I get that the role players transferring happen all the time and people don't care, but the ones getting a lot of the shots and PT transferring is concerning. We could be better than last year if Holland can play. Who knows. The CAA should be a real stinker next year. The Skerry Cycle: Players leave- New team and tons of new faces- Skerry talks them up "I like them, they love being here, tight nit group"- False hope- Something weird happens- Season begins- Beat the crappy local schools- Lose to the halfway decent and good teams- Something weird happens(injury, transfer, ineligible player, someone quits)- CAA play begins and we start off poorly- We bitch on here- Skerry makes a change and tells us they are just gelling- We win a few in a row and peak- Lose in first round of tournament- 1/2 on here want to throw Pat a parade down York road, the others deem the season as a failure- Players transfer and it begins again. Like clock work
  5. 2 points
    I know and understand that everyone comes from different backgrounds and walks of life. Not everyone is going to be a saint, but it can become a slippery slope when other players/recruits see the results of what happens to players in trouble. I'm not blaming him, just pointing something out. Not everyone is perfect, and I believe in second chances also. Pat's done a good job keeping the bad things his players have done out of the media. Some of these transgressions have been pretty bad, granted it's not like they are throwing chairs through windows of the Union and starting a melee at the BSU ala Rick Brown. Arrests and ending up in the court system is pretty bad. We aren't just talking peeing in public and noise violations here. If so, almost every player would be involved. No one is expecting winning NCAA Tournament games...lol. The measuring stick and goal should be (and is for everyone on here) winning the CAA tournament and making it to the NCAA's. I'd even take just playing in the CAA Final at this point. Scratch that, I would take a win in ANY CAAT game. In the last 3 years 9 of the 10 teams have won a game, guess which hasn't?! Towson 0-3 Drexel 2-3 JMU 1-3 Delaware 3-3 Elon 2-3 Charleston 4-2 WM 1-3 NE 7-2 Hofstra 5-2 UNCW 2-3 The two teams with 1 win each, were both against us, and they both have since fired their coaches. Elon has more CAAT wins in 6 years in the league than PS does in 9 years. Elon's first year coach won as many CAAT games in 23 hours as PS has in 9 years.
  6. 1 point
    May he take Darling with him 🙏
  7. 1 point
    Not really. He made good plays, but he was often out of position. We have several other options including Jeremiah Wynn, Robert Topps and let's not forget that Jamal Gay missed the entire season with an ACL injury. He was going to start along with SJ Brown. If Gay had not been injured, he might not have started.
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    Looking good, I can’t wait to see the finished product.
  10. 1 point
    Some of us been here just as long as you my friend and perhaps even longer through the doldrums that is TU basketball. 10 years is WAY more than a sufficient amount of time to see if a program is moving forward or not. Unfortunately we have remained stagnant and in some ways digressed in the Skerryball era. This is the metric that should be measured and not comparing it to a different era where the league was more competitive and the lack of resources was way more glaring. When results become predictable and things do not change it's time to seriously evaluate those at top. Sorry...
  11. 1 point
    I was thrilled with Waddell. Best AD in the history of the school and had the right idea to cut Baseball and Soccer to funnel money into revenue producing sports. I wish we could bring him back - also liked that he posted to CAAZONE under the name TUMarketing, very cool and shows his passion and that he gives a damn about what the fans have to say. Accessible passionate and proud. Give me that combination any day of the week.
  12. 1 point
    I know you’re being sarcastic, but my reservoir of patience has run dry
  13. 1 point
    Hoops worsen. Immediate eligibility when transferring, if approved, will hurt. People don't want to hear it but the 2 bottom feeders, JMU and Elon, wont be for long. New coaches, New arenas, and they can't possibly be that bad forever. Add UNCW with an unproven but young and hungry coach, Delaware and WM the same, but we are just hear with a 10 year coach who has won NOTHING and us looking like idiots. Football, don't know or care. But If you can only manage 14-10 and 1 playoff beat down to a partial scholly team, with a phenomenal QB, you got problems. 10 years isn't long man! Some have been waiting 30 years, which means its not that bad! (sarcasm) it is the same thing every year
  14. 1 point
    This stuff takes time????????????????? 10 years apparently is not long enough to run out of excuses. Skerry has everything he needs. Other coaches have been fired for not winning, but PS gets extensions. Why can't folks just admit that this is not a good situation for Towson basketball. Very year it is the same story, just a different excuse.
  15. 1 point
    Our funding in NOT at the bottom of the league. Towson is spending on the top 3 of the CAA. The program has every resource that the other teams do. Remember, Towson was the first program to offer COA in the CAA.
  16. 1 point
    You realize our funding for hoops is still at the bottom of the league, right? You all continue to bring up Mason, ODU and VCU. I went and looked at STATS to see the success of Jim Larranaga as a head coach. Funny, he didn't make his first NCAA tournament until year 13 of his carrer. He was able to build the program at Mason and turned them around to make them a powerhouse quickly. Mason clearly funds hoops and athletics different than Towson. For those of you who have been a part of the program or close to the program know that things have been done ass backwards for a long time. I remember being on PKs staff and every other day he would say how F**ked up everything was from the facilities, donors, pregame meals, hotels, and everything else. That stuff takes time, and the changing of ADs/Presidents doesn't make it go quicker. PS needs to do better in the tournament, we all agree on that but there are so many other ancillary parts to make this thing work and unfortunately for all of us Towson hasn't put those pieces together for a long time.
  17. 1 point
    One of the greatest quotes of all time came from "Tark the Shark" "The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, they're going to give Cleveland State another year of probation."
  18. 1 point
    Rudy Gay may tell you to add Jim Calhoun
  19. 1 point
    Mount Rushmore of cheating college basketball coaches... I have Wooden/Tarkanian/Calipari/Pitino
  20. 1 point
    I’m no Skerry apologist, but in all fairness 2012, we have to allow for the possibility that Skerry genuinely believes in the concept of lifting young guys like Betrand out of the hard scrabble environments they come from & getting them a college degree. I mean Skerry ain’t exactly running an outlaw program, a la Tark the Shark. My beef is that this altruistic motive of Skerry’s has resulted in multiple players (Hairston, Foster, Betrand) having run ins with the law, and has resulted in others (Morman, Ingram, Martin) quitting, transferring or getting booted out. That’s 6 guys in 9 years. Hell, if you’re going to recruit kids with the potential to go off the tracks, at least win. Skerry however has brought in problem children and hasn’t won (at least not when it most counts, in the conference tournament). That’s not a good combo
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  22. 1 point
    You would think that, from time to time, programs like Rutgers, Seton Hall, Boston College, VA Tech, Pitt might throw us a bone and come to Towson......solid programs but hardly heavyweight, blue-bloods. Makes you wonder how well connected and respected Tim Leonard and Pat Skerry are in their professions........or how hard they try.
  23. 0 points

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