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Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Richmond Spiders (A10 Tournament) » 3/04/2021 2:31 pm

One of the Spider fans on their Rivals.com board called Duquesne a bottom feeder.  I know it wasn't a good season, especially with high expectations for the Dukes.  But this guy has to be delusional for calling them a bottom feeder based on this program's showing in the league over the last 4 years.

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Dayton Flyers (H) » 2/04/2021 2:31 pm

Tejas_Duke wrote:

A-10 is under rated wrote:

El Presidente wrote:

Not too many happy fans on the Dayton board. A not too knowledgeable fan suggested that it was totally embarrassing to lose to a team like Duquesne. Well I think a team like Duquesne is starting to show folks that the Dukes can hang with any team in the A-10. This is really the best defense I've seen since KD has been here and well before. Four out of five. Lets keep it going!

I suppose Duquesne having a very competitive team last year means little to other A-10 team fan bases and their perception of the Dukes.  I think that may change a little over the next couple seasons although there will always be fans of other teams who will never give the opposition credit, no matter what.  Like I said when I posted on this board for the first time ever last week, Saint Louis fans have ripped Duquesne's program continually this year despite the Dukes beating their team consistently in recent times. Also, when they were saying what a nice facility the new Cooper Center is,some still said things in a backhanded way, calling it nice for a "low-major" school.  They basically lumped the program with the likes of LaSalle and Fordham, BUT saying Duquesne is at least "trying" to make an effort to get better.  I find it amusing that they would rip LaSalle since their team was having a tough time against the Explorers tonight.   SLU fans make it sound as if their arena is by far the best in the A-10.  I've seen it on TV quite a few times. It looks sterile to me.I would say Dayton, VCU, Davidson and St. Bonnie have better places to watch a game since they draw nice crowds and the seats are closer to the floor. I saw the O'Reilly Center in person about 30 years ago although it was not during the season and it was empty at the time I passed through. SLU fans think a circular set up is better than the more square set up most other teams have.  Of course, they think everything about their program is better tha

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Dayton Flyers (H) » 2/03/2021 8:21 pm

El Presidente wrote:

Not too many happy fans on the Dayton board. A not too knowledgeable fan suggested that it was totally embarrassing to lose to a team like Duquesne. Well I think a team like Duquesne is starting to show folks that the Dukes can hang with any team in the A-10. This is really the best defense I've seen since KD has been here and well before. Four out of five. Lets keep it going!

I suppose Duquesne having a very competitive team last year means little to other A-10 team fan bases and their perception of the Dukes.  I think that may change a little over the next couple seasons although there will always be fans of other teams who will never give the opposition credit, no matter what.  Like I said when I posted on this board for the first time ever last week, Saint Louis fans have ripped Duquesne's program continually this year despite the Dukes beating their team consistently in recent times. Also, when they were saying what a nice facility the new Cooper Center is,some still said things in a backhanded way, calling it nice for a "low-major" school.  They basically lumped the program with the likes of LaSalle and Fordham, BUT saying Duquesne is at least "trying" to make an effort to get better.  I find it amusing that they would rip LaSalle since their team was having a tough time against the Explorers tonight.   SLU fans make it sound as if their arena is by far the best in the A-10.  I've seen it on TV quite a few times. It looks sterile to me.I would say Dayton, VCU, Davidson and St. Bonnie have better places to watch a game since they draw nice crowds and the seats are closer to the floor. I saw the O'Reilly Center in person about 30 years ago although it was not during the season and it was empty at the time I passed through. SLU fans think a circular set up is better than the more square set up most other teams have.  Of course, they think everything about their program is better than every other A-10 team.  They are like Dayt

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Saint Joseph's Hawks » 1/30/2021 7:52 pm

All five freshmen have gotten on the score sheet in the first half.

Men's Basketball » First time posting » 1/29/2021 3:05 pm

For phil95.  Thank you for responding to my post.  The reason I believe Dambrot has had a better career than Travis Ford is the difference in winning percentages (.640 to .557) and the fact Dambrot has 6 regular season league titles and 3 conference tourney titles to just one league title and 2 conference tourney titles. Granted, Ford had it tougher coaching at OK State.
Also, I know what you mean about Dambrot not being the most humble person.  But that has been good for Duquesne since the Dukes have gotten the most attention to their program in 40 years, or since the days of the Pitt-Duquesne Eastern 8 rivalry of the early 1980s.

Men's Basketball » First time posting » 1/28/2021 3:44 pm

What I find amusing from some of them is that they think Ford is a better coach than Coach Dambrot. Seriously?

Men's Basketball » First time posting » 1/28/2021 3:28 pm

Greetings.
  This is my first time posting on this message board although I have been frequently reading it for the past couple of seasons.  I was just wondering if there has ever been a problem with fans from other A-10 schools coming on here to stir up trouble? 
 I made the mistake of going onto the Billikens.com message board a few times over the last two seasons. Last year, I went there to say what a great game it was to watch Saint Louis take then-top-5 Dayton down to the wire before losing and I got attacked by a couple of them.  I didn't say anything inflammatory.   
This season, I made the mistake of trying to defend a visiting VCU fan to their board. We were both trying to point out that although Saint Louis is very good, they are not the clear, head-and-shoulders favorite in the A-10 like their fans seem to think. To read their comments about the Bills, you would think they were as good as the 2019-20 Dayton team.  Once again, I got attacked., maybe it was a little more understandable this year, but still uncalled for. Also, they had been talking smack about Duquesne since early in the season before I ever posted any comments on their board this year. 
It irks me that they occasionally disparage the Dukes (and Coach Dambrot) and their derogatory comments have never been provoked by me or anyone else. I just think it drives them crazy that DU has gotten the better of their team in recent years and they can't understand that because they believe Hughes, Weathers, etc, are not as good as their players like French and Goodwin.  Finally, a few of them seem to think Duquesne will be a bottom-feeder once the Weathers, TDM and Hughes are gone. I better stay off  their board and just stick to reading about the Dukes (and other A-10 thoughts) right here.

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