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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Washingtonian, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    our guards have gotten way too used to AJ bailing them out. I really hope this Kolek kid or Polite can play on the ball defense because our current guards have progressively gotten worse.
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    Man, the # of backdoor cuts we give up are infuriating.
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    URI on a a big run against VCU--lead by 20 with 4 minutes left in the first half. ESPN2
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    VCU being shown the door by URI at the end of the 1st half... URI up 22
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    Won’t this be 8 in a row for RI against VCU? Wonder what that feels like....bet it’s nice.
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    Checking back in. URI now ahead by 28 at the 15 min mark.
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    Hmmm.....VCU cut lead in half, now only trails by 12 with 9 min left. URI more hesitant, like they're trying to eat clock while VCU is scoring on every trip. 20-3 run
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    Rhody wins by 12.
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    Maybe Shaka can go back to fecesU
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    https://www.blackburnreview.com/2020/02/04/thats-enough-fordham/:

    "This article from the NY Post in 2015 is one of the best ever written about Fordham basketball. It states simply this: Fordham was precisely where they belonged in the MAAC in the early 90’s, and the powers that be played themselves out of the perfect situation, and should be blamed for the state of the program today. When the opportunity was there to move back to the MAAC from the Patriot, they came here, to the A10, and 25 years later (five years after this article was written) the decision is still the wrong one.

    So that brings us to present day, and the current coach, Jeff Neubauer, who is currently in the midst of his fifth season. After winning 15 games in the A10 in his first two years and finishing a respectable 8th in the conference, the Rams are back in the comfortable basement where all their furniture resides: winners of 7 conference games over the past two seasons, and destined for a last place finish if St. Joe’s wasn’t in the midst of a total rebuild.

    When Neubauer took the job in 2015, he naturally said all the right things. He talked the talk, downplayed the obvious challenges Fordham has at recruiting and (more importantly) keeping talent on campus. He mentioned he wanted to install a defensive mentality at Fordham, which he has, but that doesn’t mean much when his last four teams couldn’t manage to score more than 66 points per game. And so here we are again, 7-14 overall, 1-8 in the A10, destined for the same crash course that countless other Fordham teams have faced since joining this league 25 years ago. He also dismissed talk in 2015 that Fordham was considering moving conferences:

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    "So whether you want to blame the tiny gym they play in, the competitive recruiting landscape of NYC, the decades of mismanagement by the athletic department, or the transfer market for making it easier to escape this hell than ever before, one thing is for sure:

    Fordham doesn’t belong here anymore, and quite possibly never did. Twenty five years is a long enough time to see that not only will the A10 be in a better place without Fordham, Fordham will be in a better place without the A10."
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  12. Five Two

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    Fordham athletics would be an incredible case study for a master's project. I still go back to 'its all about money'. They must be losing less money on athletics by being in the A10 than if they were in the MAAC or Patriot League.

    I give AU credit. They knew what they were and got out of the CAA and went to the Patriot League. I can't think of too many other examples of schools moving "down". Boston U left the America East for the Patriot League, but that is more lateral, IMO. If you want to convince me that was a move down, thats fine. Are there other examples?
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  13. gmujim92

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    ODU
  14. sleeperpick

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    Patriot League>>>> America East as a whole. Vermont should not count lol
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    I actually think its the opposite. They could have stayed in the CAA and played I-AA football. Yet, they moved "up" to I-A and into CUSA.
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  16. sleeperpick

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    Conference USA >>>>>> CAA unless I am missing something with your post
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    The University of Chicago (a founding member of the Big Ten) & NYU dropped down to D-III.
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    I was speaking strictly about basketball. The former CAA with Mason, VCU and ODU was superior to the current C-USA. They took a step down in hoops to play FBS football.
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    I was referring to the old CAA and just for basketball.
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    Very good examples. Anything a bit more recent?

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