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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:01 am

Things are shaping up nicely. Seems to be a ton of excitement around the program. Hopefully it translates on the court!
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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by Juice Stand » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:45 am

I'm almost positive I've heard Bamford talk about the Cage a few times in the last year or so and that the technology needed for a D1 basketball game makes it too challenging to play there. I think it may have to do with the need for instant replay, or something with the shot clock technology. I can't remember specifically, but Bamford has addressed this multiple times. Made it sound like it wasn't a choice, but a requirement that they can't implement.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:32 am

McKinney wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Exhibition would be great!
I think that's the only possibility and I'm all for it. As an old guy, I saw all of my games as a student there.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by Roadtrip » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:29 pm

Aww, jeez, I might even have to risk a return to Massachusetts for this.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by SignMan » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 pm

69MG wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:32 am
McKinney wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Exhibition would be great!
I think that's the only possibility and I'm all for it. As an old guy, I saw all of my games as a student there.
Woosh...
you never went to a nearby road game back then?
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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by SignMan » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:31 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:29 pm
I'd love a midnight madness exhibition there.

I'd have to disagree that it isn't set up for D1 as we played two regular season games there in the past ten or so years. What is missing? I mean I know it's an old barn but we played D1 there for decades. Schools have done this in their old fieldhouses as well in recent years.

The holy cross game we had there under DK was awesome fun.

We need to have a special goodbye to the Cage. One last Cage game. Exhibition is fine. How about Amherst College or another sub-D1 opponent for that. Give the newbies a chance to play a game on the court Dr. J played on.
same building...
not close to being the same court on top of the dirt floor...not even in the same direction.
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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:43 pm

SignMan wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 pm
69MG wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:32 am
McKinney wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Exhibition would be great!
I think that's the only possibility and I'm all for it. As an old guy, I saw all of my games as a student there.
Woosh...
you never went to a nearby road game back then?
Not that I can recall. I did, however, go to the Springfield College game in 1971. I brought several friends to show off our great team and our superstar, Dr. J. They double and triple teamed Julius and if I remember correctly nobody else did much. We ended up losing by a point. I heard about it for weeks.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:15 pm

That was before you could dunk and the Dr. got fouled up on the shot and no foul was called so we lost by the 1 point. I was there also.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by eldonabe » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:19 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:29 pm
We need to have a special goodbye to the Cage. One last Cage game. Exhibition is fine. How about Amherst College or another sub-D1 opponent for that. Give the newbies a chance to play a game on the court Dr. J played on.

Some of the newbies parents weren't even born when Dr. J was playing on that court.....
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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:39 pm

Hello world. Boredom has set in again. I took on the often maligned and useless exercise of projecting minutes for the roster next year. I won't bore anyone with the details, but I came out with 270 minutes per game if Fernandes is eligible and 245 if he isn't. This tells me I have no idea about whose going to start, what positionless lineup we're going to have, etc. This is going to be a fun year.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:40 pm

IS IT JUNE 1ST YET?

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:51 pm

69MG wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Hello world. Boredom has set in again. I took on the often maligned and useless exercise of projecting minutes for the roster next year. I won't bore anyone with the details, but I came out with 270 minutes per game if Fernandes is eligible and 245 if he isn't. This tells me I have no idea about whose going to start, what positionless lineup we're going to have, etc. This is going to be a fun year.

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by TheInsider » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:52 pm

All these guys to keep happy.. good thing is theres a lot of talent so we wont have a lack. I would imagine we will have 4 schollys open at the end of next year

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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by LS71 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:46 pm

SignMan wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:31 pm
DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:29 pm
I'd love a midnight madness exhibition there.

I'd have to disagree that it isn't set up for D1 as we played two regular season games there in the past ten or so years. What is missing? I mean I know it's an old barn but we played D1 there for decades. Schools have done this in their old fieldhouses as well in recent years.

The holy cross game we had there under DK was awesome fun.

We need to have a special goodbye to the Cage. One last Cage game. Exhibition is fine. How about Amherst College or another sub-D1 opponent for that. Give the newbies a chance to play a game on the court Dr. J played on.
same building...
not close to being the same court on top of the dirt floor...not even in the same direction.
I remember the court being north-south like it is today. I started going to games during the 67-68 season.
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Re: 2020-21 Season

Post by minutefanjsf » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:58 am

LS71 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:46 pm
SignMan wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:31 pm
DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:29 pm
I'd love a midnight madness exhibition there.

I'd have to disagree that it isn't set up for D1 as we played two regular season games there in the past ten or so years. What is missing? I mean I know it's an old barn but we played D1 there for decades. Schools have done this in their old fieldhouses as well in recent years.

The holy cross game we had there under DK was awesome fun.

We need to have a special goodbye to the Cage. One last Cage game. Exhibition is fine. How about Amherst College or another sub-D1 opponent for that. Give the newbies a chance to play a game on the court Dr. J played on.
same building...
not close to being the same court on top of the dirt floor...not even in the same direction.
I remember the court being north-south like it is today. I started going to games during the 67-68 season.
The media and tech requirements, replay, etc. the building is not wired for it. Bamford explained this.

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