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  1. Call me a negative nellie, but $50,000 for basically an extra exhibition game or two? I'd rather them spend that money on private free throw lessons.
    16 points
  2. Investment in postseason experience. Hopefully the team treats it just that way.
    5 points
  3. Could someone explain why I should be excited about this? I mean, of course I want UNT to win; but I look at the other teams in that bracket and I'm like
    5 points
  4. I liked it. Reminded me of the Audacity label (can't recall the beer)....the battle flag has actually been in a battle. GMG
    4 points
  5. Ah the majestic sounds of the clink of the bat. College baseball < MLB
    4 points
  6. DRC: http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/mean-green/2018/03/11/breaking-unt-men-headed-postseason
    3 points
  7. Apparently, I'm in the minority in thinking this is money well spent. This program needs to begin to set a culture where postseason action is the expectation. The 5 win 2016 football season ended with an academic-driven HOD Bowl invite, but I think we all saw how beneficial that was for Littrell and his staff to support their culture change with the players. I see similarities with the CBI - especially if we can make a run
    3 points
  8. I dont have the link anymore, but on the local South Dakota paper's page with the story of the matchup, there was a list of teams that said no to CBI and CIT invites. SMU and ODU were both on the list.
    3 points
  9. 3 points
  10. South Dakota may be the best team in the tournament. They beat Southern Miss by 13 and played both TCU and UCLA very close. I have been to Vermillion South Dakota and it is in the middle of nowhere. They were 13-1 at home and 5 of their 8 losses were to NCAA Tournament teams including Duke. This will be a challenging game. Beating a 25-8 team on the road would be a quality win.
    3 points
  11. 6'3" combo guard from Trinity Valley Community College. Originally signed with Baylor out of Rockdale (Texas) in 2015 when Mccasland was an assistant. Redshirted at Baylor, then played sparingly last year. This season as a redshirt sophomore he averaged 19.8/5.9/6.5, with shooting splits of 48.9%/36.5%/83.8% while making 1.8/4.9 threes per game. Ranked number one on the JUCO recruiting top 100, and holds offers from Georgetown, Cincinnati, Memphis, Oregon, and NC State among others. https://247sports.com/player/wendell-mitchell-57928
    2 points
  12. CBI First Round - no more needs to be said.
    2 points
  13. DRC: http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/mean-green/2018/03/12/five-things-know-south-dakota-unts-opponent-cbi
    2 points
  14. https://www.minerrush.com/2018/3/12/17111212/utep-officially-names-rodney-terry-mens-basketball-coach "Rodney Terry, who led Fresno State to the 2016 Mountain West Conference Tournament title and three postseason bids in the last five years, was appointed the 19th head coach in UTEP men’s basketball history on Monday" Impressed with this hire... Raised in Angleton, TX Long time assistant at Texas for Rick Barnes Mid-major success as HC Some may disagree but I think moves that raise the profile of CUSA are a good thing, in general - and poaching a coach from the
    2 points
  15. I am a huge Cuse fan, but they have no right getting in this year and sorry, no way the committee can justify a 15 loss team making it in as an at-large school. And they wonder why so many are sick of the NCAA. St. Mary's and MUTS got screwed by the Committee royalty
    2 points
  16. Anderson is going to Texas more and Alabama less but our best teams, the best players were from Alabama. 2012 team was 18 from Alabama, 6 from Texas. They went 10-3 The closest G5 is Memphis and the closest P5 is Ole Miss. Sort of like the South Alabama situation where the nearest P5 is LSU.
    2 points
  17. For those wondering this game will be televised. South Dakota is working out the details.
    2 points
  18. I was very against these tournaments until I watched a four-year stretch of my other school go from CBI to CIT to NIT to NCAA. In some odd way, it seems to create an expectation of post season play, and since you're gonna play in the post season, you may as well start ramping things up for the quality of post season you play. The pay to play for the home teams is ridiculous though. I always look at the home teams in these tournaments and shake my head, thinking, "Man, you guys must be REALLY hard up for some self imposed kudos or something."
    2 points
  19. I enjoy going to the pavilion on game days now. After graduating, I did the yearly dues for a bit. Then, my membership lapsed and I didn't renew it for several years. When I got the email that lifetime membership was going up, I debated doing the lifetime membership since I’ve always wanted to do it anyway. The last night it was available for $500, I got online at about 10:30 pm and went ahead and did it. I have to have been one of the last, if not the last one, to get in at that price. I’m glad I did it and I’m excited to see the changes for next year!
    2 points
  20. I don't believe it cost visiting team any money. Host school pays. Unless it's changed visiting team actually gets most of travel paid. I wouldn't be for it most years. Only when you have a young team that could benefit from the experience. I think this is the kinda year to do it. I view this about like bowl seasons with 5 wins. If you expected to win 10 games, decline a 5 win bowl bid. But if you have a young team that could benefit from postseason experience and additional practice time, it makes sense. I'd be surprised if GMac or WB would play in it next year.
    2 points
  21. Lots of people want and need baseball at NT. It needs to happen.
    2 points
  22. Clearly this university is not taking athletics seriously.
    2 points
  23. So I'm told. The only thing slower is golf. I'm a boomer and I have an above average attention span. But most of the conversation going on is about stats. I never understood what they (the statistics geeks) were talking about. AND statistic geeks (like most men) are terrible teachers. So, it was even more boring for me. I'm going to try and attend the North Texas day Rangers game.....for the first time. But mainly to support the alumni association........and get a real cool cap.
    2 points
  24. Still... how great would it be to be watching Mean Green baseball right now. One day... one day...
    2 points
  25. The softball team appreciates your support.
    2 points
  26. The Dallas Morning News is all about SMU. No surprise to me that they did not cover the tournament. By the way, the tournament did not exist for thousands of North Texas alumni and students who did not bother to attend. They wonder why we make such slow progress in athletics, but NT turnout is a big reason.
    2 points
  27. Yes...they will be adding to the back side against the hill and will pretty much double capacity...a stage will be added for music, etc. as well...new furniture. However...this new area...to be named the Diamond Eagle Family Area (or something like that to honor the donors) will not be completely covered. It will have shade type covering if the drawings are any indication. It is great that the music will be moved to that area...providing more space on the original patio and a bit less blasting to ears enjoying that area. This is really great news...and this project was, in my opinion,
    2 points
  28. It's got some pretty serious tatters in it from flying in the wind already. To whom to I express my righteous indignation?
    1 point
  29. I won't get into on that part of Frisco and how gaudy I think the area is (guess I just did). My chief complaint with the facility was that in typical Jerry fashion--it looks nice but cheaped out on a key detail. The leg room on the seats were terrible. I realize I'm a tall guy, but my knees were all the way pushed in the front of the jagged seat in front of me. Other than that I thought the set-up looked a little cheap. Just a big curtain separating the two courts. Ironic he won't put on up in the stadium to block the sun but that's the solution for college basketball tournaments. I also thou
    1 point
  30. This is good because your one of the few people I know in this world who can actually wear the damn pickle buckets they give out for that promotion. Rick
    1 point
  31. Win or Johnny Jones is fired!
    1 point
  32. Before settling on Lakefront one idea had been to do a dual court at the New Orleans Convention Center then move the finals to Smoothie King arena. I'd play the whole thing at the Convention Center. So many hotels, bars and restaurants in short walking distance but they didn't seek my opinion.
    1 point
  33. We are all biased but the muts got screwed. If this the way the NCAA is going to select for the future then the p5 just got the icing on the cake but in my opinion it will ruin the unique character of tournament.
    1 point
  34. I stand corrected. So there's no chance of us paying any fees in this tournament? Just travel expenses?
    1 point
  35. hmm of all places they play the tournament at UNO out in the middle of no where. Not a good move especially being in NOLA.
    1 point
  36. I've watched a team make a run at this. It's easy to say "well that was pointless" if we get blasted out of the first round. But if our team goes on a run, it can be electric. It's the nature of these post-season tournaments. BTW, the finals are best-of 3. The finalists could potentially play 6 total games, which Wyoming did last year on their way to winning it.
    1 point
  37. Someone convince me to take this seriously.
    1 point
  38. Same here. The idea that the bigs are getting unfair breaks is hard to deny.
    1 point
  39. Syracuse was the one that I couldn't believe got in.
    1 point
  40. OU at 18-13 mind you. St Mary's also snubbed at 28-5. I hope Bama and OU lose by 20+.
    1 point
  41. Ridiculous. MTSU left out while Alabama in as the first 15 loss at large team to get in and Oklahama get in. Oklahoma state, who beat Kansas twice and OU also not in. Seems like the bigger names are getting favors.
    1 point
  42. yep. Two minutes left on the clock is equal to 15-20 minutes in real time..........possibly more.
    1 point
  43. Oh, ok. That makes sense. I like the pace. Like people say, it's a talking sport, more laid back than most sports. With the way people's attention spans are shrinking, baseball doesn't stand a chance.
    1 point
  44. Because they GET ON WITH IT! The pitcher and batter act as if they have a shot clock on them, and they don't fart around in the batters box. No scratching and spitting. Someone (I can't remember who) recently said that there was actually only 18 minutes of action in a typical baseball game. From my perspective i think they are being generous. Baseball.....slow, slow, slow. Women's softball.......(by comparison) fast, fast, fast.
    1 point
  45. There are some differences this time. The biggest difference is there's a new AD. If it can be done, I'd put my money on him. He is far better connected to both our fans and to other members of the AAC. He also has full support from the UNT president. Becoming a Carnegie Tier 1 Research Facility has cracked open another door or two. SMU will play us for the foreseeable future anyway. A new series is scheduled with Houston. The series with the Mustangs is benefiting both parties in attendance and reduction of expenses. I believe that the same will be said of Houston. Our student
    1 point
  46. Keep up brother. I’m talking about where we want to go... not where we are.
    1 point


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