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Men's Basketball » LOUISVILLE MTE » Yesterday 11:38 am

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From what I see neither Louisville or Seton Hall will be playing us.

Men's Basketball » LOUISVILLE MTE » 10/29/2020 7:08 pm

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CLK wrote:

According to Jon Rothstein, "Seton Hall is expected to join Louisville's MTE at the KFC Yum Center. Pirates would match up with the Cardinals in one of the games"

Hopefully DU will get a shot at one or both of these teams..

Hope this is true.

Men's Basketball » Andy Barba comitted » 10/28/2020 2:08 pm

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Like his height. Shooting ability with size.

Men's Basketball » Pray for our friend duq81 » 10/22/2020 6:30 pm

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Finally made it home today. Tired and resting. Thanks for all of the prayers.

Men's Basketball » Jim Ferry Now Head Coach at Penn State » 10/21/2020 7:12 pm

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FAM wrote:

Oh my gosh - well he will lose there.  He couldn't handle Duquesne and that is a much bigger stage.
 

Watch him end up doing better than Chambers. That's just how crazy things work. I don't hate Ferry. He tried to win here. He was just in over his head taking this job that has chewed up many coaches. I wish him well at Penn State.

Men's Basketball » David Cox says the A10 needs to help with non-conf scheduling » 10/19/2020 7:48 pm

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I don't know what the league can do. It ain't like the A10 can tell the BE or ACC what to do. The most they can do is try to encourage games against the other 3-4 leagues near our level. Unfortunately, we need to treat the leagues below us in the same bad fashion. No road games.

Men's Basketball » Pray for our friend duq81 » 10/19/2020 7:38 pm

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Judge Jack McVay Jr wrote:

Duq81 and Westender. Keep fighting and our prayers are with you both.

Thank you!

Men's Basketball » Pray for our friend duq81 » 10/16/2020 12:02 pm

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Westender wrote:

'81, facing the same challenge, I can tell you that prayers worked for me. I pray you will be granted the same blessing. 

Had no idea Westender. Glad to hear you're doing well and hope for a similar outcome.

Men's Basketball » Sihugo Green » 10/06/2020 6:27 pm

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Myron Cope had Fletcher Johnson on as a guest on his talk show many years ago. He talked about the flack Dudey Moore got for having so many black players, and that when Tommy Heinson was killing them in the 1954 NIT Final, he was the one who could handle Tommy, but Moore couldn't put him in the game without taking Tucker, or Ricketts out, as 4 black players at once was just more than anyone could bear. This was actually a much better team than the one that won the NIT a year later, and I believe all of this played a role in the decision to basically put the reigns on the program. After the point shaving scandal basically killed all of the NYC powerhouses except St. John's, Duquesne was in a position to basically walk into New York, and pull out a 5 star player every year. We turned our back on this. During Sihugo Green's 3 year career, the Dukes played in Madison Sq. Garden 18 times. It was almost like a second home court to us. While we had some very good seasons under Red Manning, we were never again the blue blood level program we were under Chick Davies, and Dudey Moore. Myron Cope did a very nice article in Sports Illustrated during the early 60s, that demonstrated the restrictions than Manning had to work under. https://vault.si.com/vault/42732#&gid=ci0258c02a4005278a&pid=42732---020---image

Men's Basketball » Sihugo Green » 10/06/2020 3:16 pm

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I'll always consider him the greatest Duke ever.

Men's Basketball » Coach Gibbs » 10/01/2020 9:18 pm

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Great interview. Not afraid to shoot high.

Men's Basketball » Interested in recruiting » 9/28/2020 9:17 pm

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townsonkid wrote:

Maybe we wont have another mass exodus at the end of the season, the roster remains the same with the exception of the three grad transfer guys.   Would only have room for 1 player if my memory & math is right(assuming NCAA goes back to 13 scholarship players).  Maybe its room for 2.   Who knows.    

That's what I'm thinking. KD now has his guys, now the turnover slows down. It makes sense. Early in a rebuild, a coach kind of gets a pass for a lot of roster movement, as it may be necessary to build up his roster. After a certain point, he no longer gets that pass, and the competition can paint him as a coach who "runs guys off", if a high rate of turnover continues.

Men's Basketball » Interested in recruiting » 9/24/2020 7:50 pm

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stew wrote:

How many scholarships available?Dambrots strength in recruiting was establishing relationships with potential
recruits,showing up at every AAU game that they played and being there to talk to the player.That didnt happen this summer.Worried because of no committments.

I don't expect him to bring in that many guys this year. Some of those guys who are not on scholarship this year, will be next year, which will take up a spot, maybe two. Verbal commits has him with one offer out, a pg to replace Sincere. At some point, you have the players you want in place, and you stop bringing in 5-6 players a year. We may be at that place. If he thinks he has the right mix in place, he's not going to bring in a bunch of guys to sit behind them. If he's not getting interest from the guys he really wants, the best move may be to wait until spring. If we have the big year we think we're gonna have, he'll not only have something better to sell in the spring, he'll have something better to sell for the following year, plus he'll be recruiting guys to play behind upperclassmen, as opposed to having to play behind sophomores who could block them for 3 years.
 

Men's Basketball » November 21st Start Date For College Basketball » 9/18/2020 1:35 pm

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CLK wrote:

I think the firing of Ron had a lot to do with WVU discontinuing the series, however, CBB has changed dramatically with the increased league play.  I am not sure these old guaranteed annual rivalry games would have continued with the poor teams we fielded since 2013.  The last two years things have changed with the recent success, however, DU still needs to continue win more and get into the NCAA before they are considered by power schools for scheduling.   

I have to think that DU and other small schools are scrambling to put together a final (if there is such a thing) schedule.

Why not play Bobby Mo, or St. Francis if games are so hard to find?

Men's Basketball » November 21st Start Date For College Basketball » 9/17/2020 6:17 pm

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luckymcd wrote:

Yes we played an exhibition against WVU last year, but I'm sure what duq81 is getting at is that Huggins was the coach when they ended the actual series. We had played a true home-and-home series with them for 12 years after they left the conference and before Huggins came. Huggins (or his AD) kept the series going for 6 more years, but did cancel it. We haven't played them in a game that counted since 2013, and if the series were to ever resume it is very unlikely it would be a home-and-home as it had been for decades. Since cancelling the series with us, they've only played eight away non-conference games (four against ACC teams, 3 against SEC teams, and strangely enough one at Northern Kentucky).

Exactly!!! What Capel did is gutless, but let's not act like Huggins is any less risk averse. The P5 schools don't want to play on the road, and try to avoid teams from the second tier conferences like the plague.
 

Men's Basketball » November 21st Start Date For College Basketball » 9/17/2020 6:13 pm

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Ironduke81 wrote:

Oh I’m sorry did not Duquesne play an exhibition game in Morgantown against WVU last year. 🤔🤔🤔 checkmate 

Exhibition game? Whoopty damn do! How about playing up here sometimes in a game that counts.
 

Men's Basketball » November 21st Start Date For College Basketball » 9/17/2020 1:37 pm

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Ironduke81 wrote:

If the NCAA plan is to schedule local regional teams will the cowards at Pitt schedule the Dukes? If Maryland falls thru schedule WVU or PSU. Hugs never refuses a challenge unlike Coach Chapell the coward. Please Coach Dambrot this year due to CV 19 you can’t schedule an. entire box of cupcakes. Go Dukes 

I ain't giving Huggins any credit until he schedules a game. He dropped us just like Pitt did. Neither is looking to do us any favors. Only the Nits have been willing to play us. By the way, Bobby Mo is local.
 

Men's Basketball » Roster updated finally(correctly this time?) » 9/13/2020 5:42 pm

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scduke wrote:

A rule a coach can't bring more than 8 players in 2 years must be an old rule because RE had only about 3 players left when he started.

I think it was just AJax, and Kieron as I can remember.
There are yearly limits in football, but I've never heard of one in basketball.
 

Men's Basketball » Roster updated finally(correctly this time?) » 9/13/2020 12:02 pm

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Tejas_Duke wrote:

DennisC91 wrote:

luckymcd wrote:

As far as I can tell, that 1999 recruiting class would have been Montgomery, Forney, Midgley, and Clark.

Those four and Jack May. But it's not an exaggeration, the Basketball News did rank that recruiting class as the best in the Atlantic 10 for 1999. Forney perhaps never lived up to expectations but did score over 1000 points in his career and graduated from Duquesne with a 10.5 PPG average. Midgley was a solid role-player for four years. Montgomery and May both had academic issues and transferred out, but did both show a lot of promise as freshmen and both resumed their D1 basketball careers, at Pepperdine and Idaho respectively, putting up decent numbers. Clark, who also had academic issues, was more or less a bust. 
 
Article from the Post-Gazette archives for more about the travails of the "much-ballyhooed" recruiting class of '99:

https://old.post-gazette.com/sports/duquesne/20010630dukes0630np5.asp

Interesting, I had never heard of that NCAA rule that said a coach can't bring in more than eight players in a two year period?  Is this still the policy?
 

Must not be, or KD would be in hot water.

Men's Basketball » Roster updated finally(correctly this time?) » 9/12/2020 10:43 pm

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luckymcd wrote:

Thanks for finding that article Dennis. Having seen four of the five play I have to admit I'm shocked they were so highly regarded. Obviously off the court issues were their biggest problems. Of course they never got good coaching either. The talent level never seemed to be that high from what I saw either though.

Yeah, they were there when the kiddie corp was coaching the team. Can you remember any other school trying to win with a coaching staff that didn't have anyone over 30 on it? BC is the worst AD ever, way worse than the Q Clown. (Well, maybe not as bad as the clown at Pitt that hired Stallings https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons2/scared.png
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). It's a reason why I never bash DAP the way I do Edgar, and Nee. DAP was dealt a losing hand from the start. People on this board laughed when he complained about the lack of phones, but that was a clue to how little he was given to work with. Investment in the program began to rise after he left. Nee got more than DAP. Ron got quite a bit more than Nee. Ferry got quite a bit more than Ron, and KD has gotten substantially more than Ferry, not the least of which was paying enough to get him to come here. For once we paid the going rate for a good coach, instead of paying what the bottom third of the league does, and look at the results!
 

Men's Basketball » Roster updated finally(correctly this time?) » 9/12/2020 6:14 pm

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The Dukes were bad then, and still hadn't reached the bottom yet. Kenya is lucky the association didn't kill his career.

Men's Basketball » ACC proposes all D1 teams be invited to NCAA Tournament this year » 9/10/2020 1:37 pm

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luckymcd wrote:

Every team that has any argument at deserving to be in would be. Illinois State went 9-21 in the Missouri Valley last year and finished just outside that 192. Does anybody really think they should be in the tournament?

You could cut it down to 96, and that would still be true. We'd have been near the cut line with last year's team. While I enjoyed last season immensely, the Dukes were not an NCAA Tournament caliber team. They were borderline NIT, and probably needed some wins in Brooklyn to get that. That's the type of team that would fall on the wrong side of the bubble with 96 teams, and I'd have no problem with that.
 

Men's Basketball » A10 Talk Article Good Bad & The Ugly Chris Pyle Must read » 9/04/2020 10:03 am

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luckymcd wrote:

duq81 wrote:

Cancel the NIT this year, and have 96 teams in the NCAA. Give a bye to the top 32 teams. Choose the top 64 to include all auto bids. The weakest auto bid (MEAC, NEC etc.) would be the 64th seed. 65-96 are all at large. There would be 32 games, split between Tuesday, and Wednesday, to cut the field to 64 for the regular Thursday/Friday games. No Dayton this year. You're not going to try to find neutral sites for all of those Tuesday/Wednesday games, 33-64 will host. This will reduce cost, and travel for these extra games. Some will cry about having to go on the road against some crap team from the MEAC, or NEC, but those will be the bubble teams, that would have been headed to the NIT in a normal year.

I don't know if this is your idea, or one you saw somewhere I don't frequent, but it's a great one. Count me among those on board with it too. With fewer games it will be harder to know who's worthy of the bids, especially if non-conference games are eliminated. Normally the cry would be that in a year we should be playing less games we are playing more. Eliminating the NIT cancels that concern out though.

The only tweak I'd make would be the host of the games. With concern over the pandemic still very likely to be present, there needs to be some sort of central host. Obviously you can't put 96 teams in one city. I don't think having 32 sites works either though, especially since some of those hosts would inevitably be low revenue sites with the accompanying low quality infrastructure. Possibly the NCAA could throw a bone to the cities that missed out on hosting last year and have 16 first round sites instead of the usual 8.

I'm assuming a vaccine would be well distributed by this time. If Covid is still an issue, everything I posted is out the window.

Men's Basketball » A10 Talk Article Good Bad & The Ugly Chris Pyle Must read » 9/03/2020 12:15 am

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Ironduke81 wrote:

Duq81 you nailed it. Since due to COVID this is an odd season if one at all don’t you think the mid majors & lower conferences should be lobbying the NCAA tourney committee to expand the field with byes to the higher seeds. This would be fair but the power 5 goes not give a shi% abound doing the right thing. However. Extra games equals more TV money to the NCAA. Just a thought but I so agree with you...Can I say my friend😂

Cancel the NIT this year, and have 96 teams in the NCAA. Give a bye to the top 32 teams. Choose the top 64 to include all auto bids. The weakest auto bid (MEAC, NEC etc.) would be the 64th seed. 65-96 are all at large. There would be 32 games, split between Tuesday, and Wednesday, to cut the field to 64 for the regular Thursday/Friday games. No Dayton this year. You're not going to try to find neutral sites for all of those Tuesday/Wednesday games, 33-64 will host. This will reduce cost, and travel for these extra games. Some will cry about having to go on the road against some crap team from the MEAC, or NEC, but those will be the bubble teams, that would have been headed to the NIT in a normal year. Hey, if you're the Dukes, Bona, or Pitt, (or a similar bubble type team) and are a 67, 68, 69 type seed, and you can't beat a team from a crap conference on the road, GO HOME, SIT DOWN, AND SHUT THE HELL UP! If you're a team that wasn't even on the bubble, be glad for your unearned good fortune, and go make the most of it! Would be a nice rare chance for some low majors to get a big boy at home.

Men's Basketball » A10 Talk Article Good Bad & The Ugly Chris Pyle Must read » 9/02/2020 2:11 pm

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townsonkid wrote:

IDK, top 4 is going to require a great season IMO.  Can we do it, yes!  But there are a lot of teams bringing back a lot of players.   Should be a high quality year in the A10.

It's a shame that there may not be any ooc games for the league to prove it's worth. Bad breaks for the A10. First, we have a legit Final Four caliber team, and the tourney gets cancelled. Now the league is loaded, with as many as 6 NCAA caliber teams, and we're going to lose our chance to show how good we are. It's important because the better the league looks, the easier it is to attract the 3 star and better talent we need to become a truly respected program.
 

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