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Men's Basketball » El Duque » Today 11:12 am

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Looking forward to your observations and comments, and those of others who attended.  Thanks. 

Men's Basketball » Not expecting » 10/16/2017 8:01 pm

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I will be surprised if Mike Lewis is not on one of the All Conference Teams

Men's Basketball » Does Anyone Know the Date and Time of the Practice Open to the Public » 10/16/2017 2:15 pm

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president wrote:

Not seeing anything on Men's Basketball site about this coming Saturday's open practice. Is this for sure?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0ZfNYX0AAWpts.jpg:large

Duquesne Football » THE COUNTY GAME Dukes 51 Robert Morris 14!!!! Unprecedented » 10/16/2017 12:42 pm

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Great win for the Dukes.  Looks like it will be SF next week for all the marbles.  Go Dukes.

PS miss our friend Coffee.

Men's Basketball » The rising Tydus » 10/16/2017 12:39 pm

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These are the kind of preseason articles I like to read.  It gives the fans some insight into what is going on with the players and team.  I like what we are hearing about Tydus.  He has an opportunity to really help this team and develop his game this year.  Go Dukes.

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/10/2017 6:20 pm

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Thanks Dennis.  That seems pretty clear and definitive. Seems to contradict the statement above that:The GIA paperwork can be presented to the student athlete and signed at any time before, after, or independently of an NLI. We will have to see how this all shakes out.

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/10/2017 5:42 pm

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Dennis this is the part that I was referring to that was unclear to me, and made it appear that a student could sign a NLI and still get an academic ride.

Grant-in-aid"This is the actual scholarship given by the university. While the particulars of the scholarship are highly regulated, the scholarship itself is particular to the school giving it. The main differences address differing tuition and costs of attendance between schools. The student after signing the GIA is in no way bound to the school. A student can sign as many GIA forms as they like. They are bound only to the particulars of the scholarship (academic requirements, etc.), and the scholarship is otherwise guaranteed.

 The school after receiving a signed GIA is obligated to provide the student with financial aid for one year, should they meet the agreed upon conditions of the scholarship.The GIA paperwork can be presented to the student athlete and signed at any time before, after, or independently of an NLI. There is no "signing day" for the scholarship paperwork. It's only tie to the NLI is that once an NLI is signed, the GIA paperwork is guaranteed to the student athlete

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/10/2017 5:14 pm

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Dennis,these rules are very confusing, and with the changes especially confusing.  I think you can sign a NLI and receive a Grant in Aid "GIA" not an athletic scholarship.  Read this and let me know your thoughts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/2vufq5/what_are_the_advantages_of_signing_a_letter_of/

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/10/2017 3:30 pm

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Dennis, so we are talking apples to apples, I have no doubt that all 5 for next year are full athletic scholarship.  They are all high level players.  What I was really suggesting is an existing player like Kratholm who was valedictorian of his class might be on academic scholarship.  

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/10/2017 2:15 pm

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Dennis thanks for the link.  After read this it was not clear to me that "being recruited" makes a player count against the athletic scholarship limit.  I refer to this statement in the article:

 In NCAA-speak, recruited does not mean what it normally means. A prospect is recruited for financial aid purposes if one of the following things happens:


  • A coach has in-person contact with the prospect off-campus;
  • The prospect takes an official visit to the campus; or
  • The school sent the prospect a National Letter of Intent or other written athletic scholarship offer.

Because of this definition, there’s a lot of recruiting that can happen without a prospect being considered “recruited”:

  • Coaches can evaluate prospects any number of times.
  • Coaches can call prospects any number of times.
  • Prospects can take unlimited unofficial visits to the campus.
  • Coaches can make verbal scholarship offers to prospects.

So a prospect can be heavily recruited, in the traditional sense, without being considered recruited according to the NCAA. Knowing and managing your status as recruited or nonrecruited according to this definition is important to maximize financial aid opportunities.

I am hopefull that or friend VBC and others, will soon get first hand clarification from coach Dambrot.

Men's Basketball » New name on roster » 10/10/2017 2:11 pm

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Wildwood13 wrote:

CLK, no accusations or implications, just thinking out loud. Of course what I said is baseless or the Dukes would be in a heap of trouble. Just like people post on how many wins,, or how a certain recruit will do comrade . That is what people do on blogs. I know I am only a serf and you are a Royal Duke so I will be bow down to you and exit this blog to never be heard from again. Tell Spanky and the rest of the gang, what to say and how to state it your holiness.

I am not going to respond to your personal attack  I figure that somebody who put three kids through DU deserves personal respect even if he does not offer it to others.  I will say this, however, don't expect to come on this Board and make controversial and insulting comments and not get push back.  Posters are not being willfully blind by keeping their eyes closed as you suggested, but rather keeping their minds open, and not rushing to judgement without all the facts. If you can't take the push back and feel you need to leave in a huff so be it.
 

Men's Basketball » New name on roster » 10/09/2017 2:21 pm

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Wildwood, questions are fine, however, implications that DU is doing something wrong is seen by many as inflammatory nonsense.  And yet you double down again with the implication about Lebron and Nike leading to kids getting under the table money to go to DU.  You are certainly free to express your opinion, no matter how baseless, but do not expect posters to share or embrace your views and not respond.

 

Men's Basketball » New name on roster » 10/08/2017 8:43 pm

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I honestly can't believe some of the comments, and implications, I have read in this thread.  Back to basics: Of course Brown enrolled in August. Brown may or may not be paying his own way, but rest assured DU is NOT over the scholarship limit, DU Compliance, the A10 and the NCAA all certify scholarship compliance.  Dambrot knows what he is doing . He has always run a clean program, is highly respected and served on the NCAA Rules Committee.  My advice is to relax and stop with the hysterical comments. We may have some kids paying their own way, or possibly on academic scholarship and this will all become clear at some point.     I think we are not use to having a dynamic coach like him.

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/07/2017 3:41 pm

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duq81 wrote:

I guess that 2 members of the current team won't be back.

The Dukes are hypothetically 3 over if you do the math.  However I would caution not to jump to conclusions.  Two players, for example, might be on academic scholarship and are actually preferred "walk-on" players.  Not saying that is the case but we have a couple players with high academic achievements.  We could also have other players paying their own way (maybe somebody is not academically qualified).  Maybe their is somebody injured who will not return.  We just don't know at this point. I trust Dambrot and things will soon be clear. I saw where there is a Bonaventure a-hole making a big stink about on the A-10 board.  I think is is just afraid because Dambrot will soon be punishing his Bonnies and other teams in the League.  Go Dukes! 

Basketball Recruiting » Amari Kelly signs » 10/06/2017 7:18 pm

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This is a excellent commitment for DU.  Kelly has a motor that doesn't quit, and will be the shot blocker PF that we haven't seen since James.  Rothstein believes he would have been a high major pick if had waited till spring.

https://twitter.com/coreyevans_10/status/916416971943612416








 

Men's Basketball » New name on roster » 10/06/2017 3:43 pm

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Econ69 wrote:

He is for next year.
Start four centers and Lewis?
As usual,  the puzzle over scholarship numbers.

Econ69 he is playing this year as a grad transfer. He provides much needed back up to Robinson.  Go Dukes!
 

Basketball Recruiting » 2018 PG Brandon Wade is visiting DU today » 10/02/2017 2:18 pm

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This article gives some insight into the quality player and kid we are getting.  He is the son of a coach and brings a very high basketball IQ to his game.

http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/5212544868830755830/ann-arbor-skyline-2018-pg-brandon-wade-picks-up-3-more-d1-offers-during-aau-season/
 

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