Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:14 pm

Youngstown posted pics, game story and had audio for their games. I hope we get at least that plus box scores.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by mlaconte459 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
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^ to my knowledge his knee is 100% and ready to go
I read he was held out of practice and they were playing 4 on 4 during the open practice, if I read it correctly. You have different info?
Was held out because I believe his hip was a tad sore that practice. But I believe should be good to go on this trip. Was still dribbling around and stuff just not in the drills
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 pm

mlaconte459 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm
DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:21 pm
mlaconte459 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:09 pm
^ to my knowledge his knee is 100% and ready to go
I read he was held out of practice and they were playing 4 on 4 during the open practice, if I read it correctly. You have different info?
Was held out because I believe his hip was a tad sore that practice. But I believe should be good to go on this trip. Was still dribbling around and stuff just not in the drills
With Diallo at full strength, I would assume he starts at the 3 and plays 4 a lot too.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:51 am

https://twitter.com/UMassADBamford/stat ... 81186?s=20


I'm still confused by their stance... I just want some audio of the games (live or tape/stream delay) or live box score updates. I don't need to know what the players are doing every second of the day they are there.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by TheInsider » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:01 am

Its almost like they are trying to shield the kids from any bad press... I'd be happy knowing what the game time even is. A box score and maybe a quick recap would be nice. Like you said.. I don't need a complete scouting report.. hopefully there is someone down there that isn't covered by this media blackout.

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Post by MikeUMA » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:57 am

^
Fair point, and I did see that YSU's leading scorer in one of the Calgary games was Second-Team in the Horizon last year.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by MikeUMA » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:18 am

Bamford attempted to explain the blackout:
https://twitter.com/UMassADBamford/stat ... 9689181186

For wanting to avoid "documenting our every move", they're already off to a bad start. We've already seen two tweets from the official account about the trip, and another two from McCall.

Also strange that they don't want to document how they look in the exhibition games, yet they document the shit out of the team during conditioning. How many posts have we seen from the weight room and the strongman drills?

Others have said on Twitter already, and I agree: this is an awkward strategy for a team that needs to rebuild the fanbase after a few years of going downhill. You won't see much more roster turnover than we just had. Now's the time to give people a preview of what they might get this season, and put faces to names. I'll admit that I couldn't tell who was who between most of these new freshmen, sans Tre Mitchell and TJ Weeks.

These exhibition games, with all the new players, trying to gel together, are going to be a lot of work in progress. But with no journalists on the trip, no streaming audio, no streaming video, this is the perfect opportunity to put together an edited video recap, where you show the best plays and cut out the rookie mistakes.

I really don't understand this strategy.

The really negative way of looking at this: they don't want these games to see the light of day because we expect the results to be really bad. Keep this team a secret until absolutely necessary.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by Jackson96 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:33 am

The only thing I care about is what players are going to be featured on our version of the famous LeBron and company banana boat photo?

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Post by Roadtrip » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:22 am

A starving dog welcomes even a well picked bone. I'm in the "something is not right" camp. This stinks!

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Post by MJatUM » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:32 am

Could it be as simple as they just don't want to pay for these people to travel? It seems weird that the excuse is a media blackout but as Mike pointed out the coaches and team account have posted a bunch already. Odd, for sure.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 am

MJatUM wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:32 am
Could it be as simple as they just don't want to pay for these people to travel? It seems weird that the excuse is a media blackout but as Mike pointed out the coaches and team account have posted a bunch already. Odd, for sure.

Yes, it could be. But if that's the case, you can spin it much differently than they are.
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Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
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Something ain't right.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:26 pm

JoleonLescottsHair wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 pm
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am
Something ain't right.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by UMassfan_19 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:29 pm

why is it being called a media blackout. If media could afford to go or were paid to go they would have been welcomed in with open arms. They are just not going to have highlight tapes or streams of the games which are more than understandable or make some highly produced tour video. They are focusing on team building and playing basketball instead of doing interviews etc. Doesn't really seem like a big deal to me. Its not like they are stopping staff from posting about it or not giving an update here or there on twitter

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