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  1. 2 points
    Steve also talked about facilities. Renovation of the field house next spring and improvements to the Towson Center’s practice courts along with adding turf. Baseball and field hockey can certainly use more scholarships and the fact that gymnastics isn’t fully funded is remarkable considering what they’ve accomplished.
  2. 2 points
    Let’s face it, the college basketball & football most of us grew up watching, no longer exists, having been replaced by a system fueled by $, feeding the mercenaries who jump from school-to-school in search of the biggest paycheck. Programs like ours have been reduced to a hand-to-mouth existence, where maybe, just maybe, we can catch lightning in a bottle and bring in a freshman or two, who can make us competitive, that is until they kick us aside in the never ending hunt for bigger bucks. Absent some well heeled donors (I guess anything’s possible, but good luck with that) we’ll be scouring the bargain bin when it comes to the transfer portal. It up to each of you to decide what you think of this brave new world. As for me, it’s an abomination
  3. 2 points
    If Embeya struggles, as freshman sometimes do, or if he gets in foul trouble, that leaves Paar having to possibly play significant minutes. Let’s see a show of hands of everyone who’s good with that. There can be no question that there are plenty of bigs in the portal better than Paar. And I’m not talking D1 pie in the sky guys we have no shot at. I’m taking run of the mill D1 guys, D2 guys, NAIA and/or JUCOS. You cannot tell me that out of those categories that we are unable to upgrade over what we currently have
  4. 2 points
    Might be another way of saying that some of them know they would draw little to no interest in the portal, so why leave. I’m glad we’re retaining Tejada, Lowey and DWill. I’m optimistic, albeit cautiously, about the 2 incoming freshmen. I’m ambivalent as to whether May stays or goes. I’d like to see what Cole and Watson could do, but that may not be in the cards. The rest…I thank for their efforts and wish the best of luck in their future non-basketball endeavors, but I don’t want them back. Let’s not conflate inertia and success. So maybe its a nice little feel good story to some (admittedly not me) that almost is everyone back. I’m highly skeptical this is going to translate into meaningful success next season
  5. 1 point
    Without naming names (which, in the interest of full disclosure, I’ve already mentioned) we have, in my estimation, 5 players who either aren’t D1 caliber, or are barely (low level) D1. So, don’t include me in the camp that is satisfied that we’re “running it back “ with the same crew as last season. Change may be unpleasant in many cases, but is often necessary. If we remain stagnant, the risk of falling behind may increase, perhaps significantly.
  6. 1 point
    Don’t you mean, allez avec Dieu? 😂 But in all seriousness, him and Charles are subbed out for the incoming two freshmen so scholarships are all used. There are 2-3 non d1 players on this team and another total question mark. Not great. On the bright side maybe the staff, instead of worrying about finding replacement players in the portal, is working non stop on developing an offensive game plan. Who am I kidding… they aren’t.
  7. 1 point
    Marcus, we hardly knew ya, but we’ll always have Montreal. Vaya con dios
  8. 1 point
    Well Nolan hasn’t met our gleeful mediocre accepting fanbase and AD!
  9. 1 point
    Small ball or stall ball?! As long as they can hedge, rebound and not run any offense in close games, they have a spot! Well not actually, since everyone is returning…
  10. 1 point
    Yeah because they are on a student visa they aren’t eligible or something. Speaking of Mack just landed a big foreign kid from Xavier. Again, if we have no NIL money, go to overseas players. Agree with you. Hate the new ncaa and rules. But did anyone think that this wouldn’t happen 5 years ago or so when it was put on the table. Removing of the one time free transfer rule (minus coach leaving) and making NIL income not available during the sit out year (because hey they aren’t playing) would curb some of this
  11. 1 point
    So interestingly enough, I read that the ban on NIL for foreign players isn’t actually an NCAA thing, but rather such payments are banned under U.S. law
  12. 1 point
    A few things I forgot to add: Watkins and Runyan almost scored on a screen pass from Davis from around 60 yards. Both different type of runners but also shows where the secondary needs to wrap up better. Comments from Pete Shinnick after the Spring Game “Day-to-day competition. Like how we’ve progressed on both sides of the ball. Understanding more of what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. Back and forth spring.” On players “I’m really excited about a lot of guys. All of the guys that we brought in have improved. We challenged all the returners to step their game up. I’m excited about where we are as a whole.” On second year “More established. Guys understand what we’re trying to do. The purpose behind it. A greater grasp of all our programs. I’m excited to turn it over to our strength coach to have a great fall.” On spring “Feel good about the number of reps and looks for our guys. Great idea as to what guys need to do and how they need to do it. We’ve had every condition known to mankind (wind).” On QB1 “Too soon. Carlos took a lot of the ones reps. When we started Spring Ball, Nate was taking a lot of the ones. I think this is a competition that will continue. You saw a little bit of what Carlos can do. How he extends the play and how he can get out of the pocket when things break down. Both guys need to have a great summer. Nothing is solidified. Carlos need a complete command of the offense, understanding everything, ,all the calls, checks, everything we do it. “ Carter Runyon “He’s gained some weight, stronger and continues to get better.” On defense “We have great competition in our secondary. We have a bunch of LBs flying around. You’ve seen more athleticism and it’s a plus. Rodney Roane has been out, but we’re getting him back. No major injuries and everyone (who is out), should be back. Nothing permanent.” On what work on over the summer “We just have to get better and more consistent. We had a couple of false starts and offsides. Had little things when they continue, they add up. We have to do everything to win the field position battle.” On transfers “Understanding scheme. We brought in 3 LBs, 3 DBs. Those six guys really had a learning curve. We brought in an OL. Everything is called differently. A freshman QB. From Day 1 to now, they have improved tremendously.”
  13. 1 point
    Maybe this is the impetus we finally need to change the offense and get away from that plodding throw it to the post, back em down game. Nah, who am I kidding. That ain't changing.
  14. 1 point
    I agree...to keep the team in together that choked away the game against Charleston is a good thing????????????????????????????? Not sure that I buy that.
  15. 1 point
    If anything this is our differentiator. Seems like every school has complete roster turnover except for us. Shows what kind of guys and coaches we have in the program. They don’t want to leave. They don’t believe the grass is greener (for them) elsewhere. Towson bball has a nice story of loyalty to rally around this campaign
  16. 1 point
    Better mid major towns on the East Coast makes us sound like we’ve had 60 consecutive sellouts at the Towson Arena and we’ve won the CAA 9 out of the last 10 seasons. Complete bullshit!
  17. 1 point
    Doesn’t make a great deal of sense that Watson would leave of his own volition. Seems to me he needs to prove he can still play in order to get a Euro contract. And I can’t imagine he would get any substantial NIL at another school, coming off this injury
  18. 1 point
    If I get crushed, so be it. Sitting on our hands is not the formula for getting to the next level. I mean, I guess if everything goes perfect (May’s shooting gets better; Lowery develops an outside shot; DWill and Tejada take the freshman to sophomore leap; the 2 freshmen come in and make substantial contributions) then maybe we can catch lightning in a bottle, but does anyone really think all those things are going to happen? I wonder if we’ll be the only D1 team in the country not to bring a single player in via the portal?
  19. 1 point
    If true, this is a complete fail. Sorry, loyalty is a wonderful quality in a dog, but this is a business. Let’s look at some of the guys he’s bringing back: Jones. Unathletic. Averaged what, 6ppg. May already have his degree, so moving him on down the line wouldn’t have hurt the young man in that regard; Hicks. He’s one strong breeze from missing all of next season, like he missed all this season. Even when healthy, he’s a “meh,” on the court; Cole. Despite my high hopes for him, he showed very little in his limited playing time last season; Coleman. D2…maybe; Paar. The best, or worst, for last. Well, he’s big, but that’s about it. He can’t shoot, you can’t throw him a pass, for fear it’ll clank off his hands, he can’t hedge on defense. Frankly, I’m not sure what he’s good at. Plus, he’s very likely has graduated, so why, why, why bring him back????? You mean to tell me there’s no one better than him in the portal? C’mon. There’s a real problem here. Is the coach just going through the motions? Why is he seemingly paralyzed in terms of making roster changes? And, if he’s really going to run Watson off…WTF???? The one guy who’s got athleticism and has proven he can score. The university pays for his room, board, classes, surgery and rehab, only to kick him to the curb, while keeping the players listed above? These incoming freshmen better be damn good, or next year could be a real fiasco
  20. 1 point
    You can't win a low mid-major three or four-game tournament either.
  21. 0 points
    Now the main point here is, we don’t get Rahdir Hicks back playin’ ball, we don’t have a prayer! If he switches over to UMBC, we’re in big trouble!
  22. 0 points
    I guess you can't expect too much from these type of interviews. Our softball team could only hope they could get the soft lollipop pitches/questions David asked Steve. I did learn a few things some good... the fact that they are adding 10 scholarships to be used across some of our other programs and some bad... that this David dude to pleasure admitting he helped bring Skerry to Towson. I would assume he is not on the Pat must go bandwagon!
  23. 0 points
    As was mentioned earlier, this is a temporary problem. Pretty soon the "Power howevermany" will get tired of sharing their money with the Mids and that will be the end of what we now know as March madness. The Towson of the world will wind up playing in some version of an NIT. Just as most folks don't know who won the FCS Bowl title, no one will care about the basketball title as well. I could be wrong, but it certainly is a significant possibility. Just hate where college athletics has gone.
  24. 0 points
    Spoke to an ex College coach today who said our current March Madness version will be dead in 6-7 years. Basketball will have a BCS championship and a mid major championship…. separate tournaments.
  25. 0 points
    From what I heard, this is still a fluid situation so things could change but they want to promote the fact that everyone is returning.

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