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by vanmeter
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5324

Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Good win. All hands on board certainly helped
by vanmeter
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5324

Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

I don’t buy that all players were to be guided out. Holloway and Pipkins stayed.
by vanmeter
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Replacements for McCall
Replies: 92
Views: 3206

Re: Replacements for McCall

If the money could be worked out I think Archie Miller would be a home run hire. Had outstanding success at Dayton and, while he struggled at Indiana it was really his last year that did him in. He would have made the NCAA tournament in 2019/20 season but basketball got shut down. He seems an amiabl...
by vanmeter
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 16, 2021-22: Rhode Island (1/15)
Replies: 83
Views: 2645

Re: Game 16, 2021-22: Rhode Island (1/15)

Palm you are certainly correct aboutMcCall and this board. He got far too much adulation despite it being clear, at least to some of us after 2 years, that he was not up to this job.
Also no question that Thorr would have (is) the answer as AD - although I rather doubt he would even come if asked.
by vanmeter
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game ##, 2021-22: at Fordham (2/28)
Replies: 40
Views: 2334

Re: Game ##, 2021-22: at Fordham (1/2)

^
agreed
by vanmeter
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: McCall's 22-23 Buyout
Replies: 82
Views: 4760

Re: McCall's 22-23 Buyout

I don’t like Pitino personally at all. However, if he was hired we would be in the NCAA within 2 years and he would make an immediate effect on attendance and enthusiasm with the program. I don’t think it would be unreasonable to think he would come here. We could match the Iona package and, I think...
by vanmeter
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: McCall's 22-23 Buyout
Replies: 82
Views: 4760

Re: McCall's 22-23 Buyout

Preacher

Google UMass Amherst Endowment 2020
by vanmeter
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: McCall's 22-23 Buyout
Replies: 82
Views: 4760

Re: McCall's 22-23 Buyout

Econalum you are right on about both Lombardi and Swammy. Not only outstanding improvements academically the schools endowment fund has gone from 143 million in 2003 to 922 million in 2020.
by vanmeter
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Absolutely Bamford’s call. After Kelsey jilted him, ostensibly because of the shenanigans of the previous regime, Bamford rushed the decision, and made a very poor decision. Hopefully he is doing his homework now and makes a better decision this time! The chancellor has done a great job with the aca...
by vanmeter
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass Basketball Podcast
Replies: 94
Views: 18052

Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

When a new AD comes in, they inherit all the coaches that were hired by someone else. In many instances, they make changes feeling less of an allegiance to someone that somebody else put in. I am not saying this is right or wrong but it happens quite a bit.
by vanmeter
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass Basketball Podcast
Replies: 94
Views: 18052

Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

John Leonard was a nice person albeit pretty quiet. I think both he and Lappas would have stayed here forever. I think Leonard still lives in Amherst and kudos to him for getting his older son to play hockey for a college that let him go. John McCutcheon was a wonderful person. I think he was under ...
by vanmeter
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 145
Views: 20699

Re: 2022 Recruiting

Aunt Rose could probably start on this team
by vanmeter
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass Basketball Podcast
Replies: 94
Views: 18052

Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

Players under McCall have regressed. Both Pierre and Weeks were better their freshman year. In addition he has whiffed consistently on transfers. In addition Ford added transfers who were productive; Forbes Brower Life Gaffney Lowe and Harris had excellent 4 year careers and Dante Milligan improved ...
by vanmeter
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy
Replies: 110
Views: 9050

Re: 2021-22 Season: Defend the Trophy

I wonder if fans can attend the game on Monday. I have seen nothing about this on UMass Athletics site
by vanmeter
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New UMass Basketball Podcast
Replies: 94
Views: 18052

Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

I got to know Lappas pretty well when he was here and was really not a bad guy at all. Very knowledgeable. I understand his tenore here was not good but he did recruit both Stephane Lasme and Rayshuan Freeman