Arena The NCAA College Basketball Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Dal--Intrepid, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Over Seton Hall, too. Bad decision, I think.
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    lol @ Syracuse.


    In the mean time, I've got some bracket re-adjusting to do. :p
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Hmm...interesting. I wonder what, if anything, will come out of the lawsuit. Strict liability could be an issue, like it was for the Derrick Rose situation. Still, it's Duke, and I don't expect much anything to happen. @Rogue...Jedi
  4. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    **** the NCAA and **** their little rules to protect "amateurism".

    That is all.
  5. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    It's a terrible rule, but it is a rule. The NCAA needs some serious reexamination.
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I had my rant about the NCAA on Facebook about a week and a half ago. I'm absolutely sick and tired of an organization that continues to go completely insane over things that should be relatively minor, and while claiming to "emphasize academic excellence" promptly gives the middle finger along with a big "**** you" to academics. As much as the NCAA looks at high school academics (which it should), for it to effectively announce that no actual work is required in athletes' "courses" in college is beyond despicable. As a teacher, I have nothing positive to say about the NCAA and am doubting I ever will.
  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Was surprised this wasn't upped with the news of Calhoun retiring.
  8. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I thought about it while I was at work today, but forgot to do it. He's certainly a character.
  9. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    He was certainly a good coach but I'm kinda glad to see him retire.
  10. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    It was his time, with as many games as he's missed recently and his medical issues.
  11. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    So I guess this means other schools can hope to make inroads recruiting at juvenile correctional facilities?
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  12. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Given everything else that was surrounding Gillispie, it was pretty much inevitable. The health problems were just the icing on that particular cake.

    Hopefully Roy Williams is doing better.
  14. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I was going to, but I was too lazy to dig up the thread.

    He'll be sorely missed. Really curious/worried to see if UConn can keep it going without a legend like him on the sideline. Between this and no postseason, its going to be a particularly long, cold winter in Storrs.
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, Gillispie's resignation doesn't exactly come as a surprise, considering he was supposed to be "stress free." I don't think it's possible to coach a college basketball team, even in the off-season, and be stress free.
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    McClain's not crazy about Roy Williams as a coach? Interesting. :p

    In all seriousness, I do wish both Williams and Gillespie the best, health-wise.
  17. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    :rolleyes:


    Don't make me post Dancin' Roy again. :p
  18. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Anyone excited for some college basketball tonight?

    @Rogue...Jedi? Inty?


    I probably would have it on tonight, if I were going to be home.
  19. YODA the all powerful Moderator Emeritus

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    As a Vegas native, I love me some college hoops...

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  20. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I'm excited. I loves me some Aaron Craft. And, I still loves me the gimmick of college basketball on an aircraft carrier.
  21. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm really excited for that one. It'll be really cool, I think, and not a complete gimmick. Give it a few years. :p
  22. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    And, we won't get the game tonight. Too much slickness/condensation on the court. Drat
  23. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm sort of happy, so I can watch it. I'm doing an overnight event at one of my jobs.
  24. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    Not postponed. Cancelled. Gone. Not coming back.