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by eldonabe
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2024-25 Season
Replies: 237
Views: 14941

Re: 2024-25 Season

It actually vastly improves our chances at getting a tourney bid in the MAC. We have an actual shot of competing for a tourney championship now. Last one we won was in 1996 (5 in a row, still insane to think about) during the Cal unicorn years and then our last championship appearance was 2001 losi...
by eldonabe
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:24 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Dan Hurley to the Lakers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2327

Re: Dan Hurley to the Lakers?

Bit surprised that nobody posted this yet. It was reported by channel 7 in Boston that Hurley received a 6 year, $50M contract extension. Might now be the highest paid college coach, at least for Hoops. Made me wonder, can we use NIL to now fund our coaches salaries. If so, maybe that should be a p...
by eldonabe
Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2024-25 Season
Replies: 237
Views: 14941

Re: 2024-25 Season

If the regular season ends any other way than Rhode Island at UMass or UMass at Rhode Island than that would be an absolutely tremendous fail by the conference. We've been conference mates for the better part of 80 years, long before the Atlantic 10 was even a thought, so you should be leaving the ...
by eldonabe
Tue Jun 25, 2024 7:40 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2024-25 Season
Replies: 237
Views: 14941

Re: 2024-25 Season

Coach Martin is doing an outstanding job building a connection to the community with the team that hasn't been there in a while. McCall didn't do any of this, and I don't remember if Kellogg did or not, but his ties to UMass are so strong and well known. Here's a Gazette article on their recent tri...
by eldonabe
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 1431
Views: 127759

Re: Coach Frank Martin

Because you go the wrong way. I used to live in Adams using RT 116 and I would head up and then catch I 91 south which would put me on the other side of the river if I wanted to take RT 9 or stay on I 91 south. Never got tied up in traffic doing that. Yea - I know the end arounds as well, but back ...
by eldonabe
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 1431
Views: 127759

Re: Coach Frank Martin

Yeah something akin to a park and ride (which could also be done for BBall and Hockey if we're being honest) would be good. It would basically require the entire (or majority) fleet of PVTA busses to accomplish that though. Think they should worry about winning a few games before addressing the ext...
by eldonabe
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 1431
Views: 127759

Re: Coach Frank Martin

...and a well thought out transit system to move people to and from the stadium because we all know the tree huggers will not stand for condensed parking lots close to and around the building. Hey now Eldon, I think the tree huggers would generally approve of the parking lots at UMass that have sol...
by eldonabe
Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 1431
Views: 127759

Re: Coach Frank Martin

We are acting like a serious basketball program and athletic department. Finally. It is bringing a tear to my eye. I will reserve judgement for the moment - "you can't get a little pregnant", but in the case of Umass it is a possibility. I get the "we got money to spend now" sen...
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 940
Views: 61099

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Who? I asked that question point blank and got no answer? Who did Umass get because of NIL? Who did Umass retain (as in not transfer out) because of NIL? Eldon, The Collective would have to answer that question. I hope Patrick does give us some clarification. Retain 2023 - Cross Get 2023 - Cohen - ...
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach in 2025-26?
Replies: 123
Views: 7984

Re: Coach in 2025-26?

^ It was a ridiculous thread in the first place. Yes and no.... You have been around long enough to know that a person's (coach's) word is only good until the next offer... These guys will say all the right things until the the ink in dry on the new thing (See Ford, Travis) At the very least Frank ...
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 1431
Views: 127759

Re: Coach Frank Martin

This made my day. It's nice to see that the assistant coaches are also being taken care of. https://umassathletics.com/news/2024/6/20/mens-basketball-martin-signs-contract-extension-with-minutemen AMHERST, MASS. -- University of Massachusetts basketball head coach Frank Martin has signed a two-year...
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 940
Views: 61099

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Also, what’s “bananas” to me is reflexively contributing to an enterprise when you have legitimate questions as to its value. You have a right to your opinion, but this statement is totally out of touch. The value of The Collective is in getting us players that we otherwise would not be able to get...
by eldonabe
Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: NCAA/Schools Paying Players - What's Next?
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: NCAA/Schools Paying Players - What's Next?

Allowing these players to get paid has opened the biggest Pandora's box ever. I am not suggesting that they do not get paid, not at all. For what these schools receive in TV deals and merch sales etc.... these kids deserve to get a piece. The problem is how much? The entirety of D1/FBS... whatever.....
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: NCAA/Schools Paying Players - What's Next?
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: NCAA/Schools Paying Players - What's Next?

UMass'96 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:30 pm I'm sure that this is exactly what people were thinking when they said that players in college should be paid... :lol: :roll:
If Gordon Gekko was talking, that would have been the thought....
by eldonabe
Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:29 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Since Miami (Oh) Yeah tried to introduce a dialogue...
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Since Miami (Oh) Yeah tried to introduce a dialogue...

Yaaaawwwwnnn.... wake me up when this conversation is over.