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TSU88

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  1. TSU88

    Press Box video interview with RA

    A strange year is probably the best we can hope for. The elephant 🐘 in the room, given the spike of covid cases in some parts of the country, is the possibility there will be no 2020 college football season. There’s not only the question of fans vs no fans, but the other obvious concern of the safety of players and staff
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    2020-21 Schedule

    I seem to recall that we took Florida to the last minute on national tv last year.
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    Release on Makhtar Gueye joining MBB

    A number of more prominent basketball programs than ours offered this guy, so they must have seen something in him. Will he be the 2nd coming of MJ? No, of course not. Might he be a positive contributor next season? That possibility certainly exists. I swear 2012, sometimes I think that if you saw a guy walking on water, you’d say, “see, I told you he couldn’t swim.” 😆
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    Shame

    Is there a deadline for entering the portal? One would think Darling would already know whether or not he’s entering the portal. For instance, he’s known for weeks that Mutts was departing, to the extent that weighs on his decision. Unless, he’s waiting until he makes a final decision about officially declaring for the NBA. I can’t see him being drafted, but I can see him making big $ in Europe, if he wants to go that route
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    There is somewhat of an ironic twist to Gueye coming here. One of the schools that coveted him was New Mexico, where our old friend Zane Martin transferred to. There’s a thread on a Lobo message board titled “Mahktar Gueye to Towson????,” as if they had some entitlement to him which we had the audacity to usurp
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    I’m not predicting we win the conference if they’re both eligible, but if both Holland & Gueye play this fall, things could be very interesting. Let’s see if 1 or both get a waiver. To be continued
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    I’m going to look at the glass as being half full, for the present. I need some cause for optimism, given current events. Also, it’s hard not to have a modicum of hope, in light of the caliber of the other schools that either offered, or at least showed interest in, this guy
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    Hope this guy is right about this being a major get
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    You want G’s? If Holland gets a waiver we’ve got him (double digit scorer last season); Allen (grad transfer who avg 9ppg last season); Gibson, Timberlake and Jones (the uber athletic freshman from Oak Hill). That’s not a bad quintet. I’ll be the 1st to say there are a ton of unanswered questions about this team. I don’t look at things through TU colored glasses, but this team has the potential to be at or near the top of the CAA, IF Holland & Gueye both get waivers to play this fall. Throw in Allen, Gibson, Timberlake (hopefully he steps his game up some), Mims (an unknown commodity, I concede), Jones (also an unknown commodity), Gray, Thompson, Victor U (also an unknown commodity, but maybe he’ll be a force on D) & his brother Solomon & I don’t see anything wrong with having guarded optimism
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    Not to mention Boston College & NC State, amongst others
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    Makhtar Gueye transferring to Towson

    If Duke reached out to him, that’s good enough for me
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    Jake Constantine to Towson

    He’s a winner. 3 conference championships
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    Shame

    May he take Darling with him 🙏
  14. I know you’re being sarcastic, but my reservoir of patience has run dry
  15. I wholeheartedly agree with you about Elon (and probably JMU). Elon is definitely on the come. Only good thing is that there coach will use them as a lily pad the second a bigger program comes calling. UNCW is a sleeping giant. They’ve got a strong fan base, & a history of success. DE is stacked next year, if Darling returns. Hofstra, C of C & NE are always near the top of the conference. W&M, I don’t know. If they couldn’t make the dance with Knight & the tall kid with the Dutch name... Who’s that leave, us & Drexel
  16. 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
  17. Winning cures most, if not all, ills. My personal litmus test isn’t winning a couple of NCAA tourney games, but instead it’s just making the damn tournament. As to kids on police blotters, let’s be clear-we’re talking about teenagers or young men in their early 20’s, so yes, there’s bound to be some missteps. And yes, there are degrees of missteps, ranging from trivial to very serious. And I’m all about giving kids 2nd chances. And maybe, statistically, having 3 kids on the police blotter in 9 years, out of all the kids who’ve come through the program, is less on average than the number of kids in the same age & demographic category in society in general who wind up on the police blotter. And it goes without saying we’re not the only program to have kids go rogue. All of this however doesn’t change the facts that we’ve had at least 3 kids in the PS era (hopefully it’s not more) who have wound up on the police blotter. Draw whatever conclusions you like from that. Honestly, I have no way of knowing how that compares to every other D1 program in the country over the same period of time. By the same token, I don’t believe these numbers can simply be shrugged off, glossed over or rationalized away. The truth is that, for whatever reason, at least 6 kids (I’m not going to count the kid from Turkey, who was only here long enough to have a sip of Gatorade) in 9 years have either found there way to the police blotter or have quit, been booted off or transferred. Actually, in terms of transfers, I’ve left off a number of kids (Hawkins, Prophete, Marshall, Drayton, Mathews, and maybe some others, who’s names just escape me at the moment).
  18. 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
  19. 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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    MBB Coach’s Show in Quarantine

    2 most interesting takeaways for me from this were PS saying that Solomon U looks great as far as his rehab & PS speculating about the conference adding an 11th team for basketball, which would mean 20 conference games, and thus fewer non-conference games
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    Release on Curtis Holland

    Interesting read. I like that we beat out DE & UMBC. However, there doesn’t appear to be any exigent circumstances (e.g., illness in his family) that would lend itself to the NCAA waiving the sit one requirement in his case. According to the article, the reason for his transfer appears to be that his family grew tired of driving to N, Carolina to watch him play/he was perhaps a bit homesick. If Holland has to sit out next season, that makes it much more likely that Betrand’s open scholarship will go to a JUCO or a grad transfer, since Holland won’t be able to replace Betrand’s points this fall. I guess there’s always a chance the last ship could go to a HS kid, but I’m guessing most of the good ones are already committed to other programs by now.
  22. Maybe it is Butler & not Georgetown. I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s not Gonzaga or U Georgia 😆
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    Transfer Portal thread

    I’m guessing we’ll wind up going JUCO, unless somehow Holland seeks, and is granted, some type of hardship waiver of the sit one requirement. If that were the case, we’d have the luxury of using this last ship on a sit one transfer, as Holland’s availability in the fall would essentially cancel out Betrand’s departure
  24. I remember when DePaul was a powerhouse, coached by Ray Meyer, with Mark Aguirre. But I digress. I don’t know how the academic rigors of Richmond, which is a good school in that regard, might play into his decision. So, I’ll predict DePaul
  25. I’m skeptical he’d get a lot of minutes at Minnesota. Same might be true, albeit to a slightly lesser extent as to G’town, Dayton & Rhode Island. That leaves DePaul & Richmond. It’ll be interesting to see where he lands

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