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  1. Maybe I missed it, but when did SL replace Fat Jimmy Sexton with JT Hammons? Rick
  2. Hate to break it to ya but there’s a lot of people not renewing their season tickets this year and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the ticket office. Rick
  3. We’re ready. We just need points scored. Rick FullSizeRender.mov
  4. ….from the NCAA REGIONALS and will play the Okie State Cow Patties in the Regional Finals tomorrow. The Mean Green are now ranked no worse than 32nd in the nation. BTW,…I would have posted this in the Softball forum,…but unlike our #1 sport Men’s Basketball, our now #1.2 sport Softball doesn’t have one ….yet. Rick
  5. ….known as the attic of my house I found this gem from the Helwig era. Spawned from the final straw witnessing our men’s basketball team come out in puke-looking shiny blue satin warm ups. I know @greenjoe will remember. UTA player to several North Texas players before tip off: “You fools look like the Solid Gold Dancers!” Rick
  6. Couldn’t agree more and wondering the same thing. WKY played two more games than we did. Maybe the committee forgot what they were watching and voting on? No idea? But Nunn couldn’t even make it out of the first inning yesterday with a single out for Christ sakes? This team started one Senior, two Juniors(including Peters), 5 Sophomores and two Freshmen. What they accomplished this season, AFTER losing Trautwine, then losing two other pitchers and having only two arms most of the season is incredible to me. Now a very young team gets to taste the next level with a coach that knows what he’s doing and sits on the opportunity to build a major force in this sport. I’ve always felt that due to our location we could become the next LaLa. Is it possible we are well on our way? it’s All Good And All Green(well, black uni’s for softball, but whatever works for now). Rick
  7. GM is the basketball coach, not the director of communications for men’s basketball. I imagine most coaches can’t currently discuss the players they are recruiting. Maybe direct your questions about communications Here. Otherwise you could ask him yourself this summer at one of the coaches events. He’s extremely nice & approachable. In the mean time at this point, considering he’s reversed one of the worst, most embarrassing programs in history to become its greatest in such a short time I could give two shits what he thinks, says or does. He’s earned national respect of 99% of everyone else in college basketball that he actually knows what he’s doing. That’s more than good enough for me. Rick
  8. This is why I believe it’s possible that smu fans could literally lick themselves to death. Rick
  9. No, SMU would like to find a guy that could win them a CBI game or even a CBI Championship like North Texas (‘18), and maybe even do it without cheating. But for now they’ll have to remain settled for that quarter final win over Northern Iowa in the 2010 CIT. Since ‘88 smu has exactly the same number of legal NIT wins as North Texas….1. Since 1988 SMU has been to the NCAA 3 times, ‘88, ‘93 , ‘17….minus cheating (‘15). ………….North Texas has been there 4 times, ‘88, ‘07, ‘10, ‘21. SMU hasn’t won an NCAA tournament game since 1988. ………North Texas has,……2021. Your opinion wreaks of horse$hit! Rick
  10. Jank wouldn’t cheat, which he told the Smu brain trust during his interview prior to leaving Illinois State in ‘12. In fact, he didn’t even want the job but agreed to the interview out of respect to coach Larry Brown. He had taken the Cards to five straight post conference MoValley tournament championship games and felt they were on the cusp of a trip to the dance and was very happy there. But the smu money bags in the room had been told by LB that Jank was his first choice for assistant head coach and they refused to take no for an answer, throwing around assistant coach money numbers that was..”quite frankly embarrassing”. They money whipped Jank with life changing numbers a man with a family couldn’t say no to. In fact, they not only expected for Brown to eventually lead them to sanctions, they used that point to sweeten the deal with Jank ensuring that his contract would include an immediate salary takeover clause naming Jank head coach at Brown’s current salary should those events occur. And it did. And he was pressured every year to move closer and closer to skirting the rules and Jank refused. And in this last year of his contract he was notified that if he didn’t make the NCAA Tournament he would not be renewed after this season. This is why, among several other reasons Mac won’t be taking the smu job. He may leave, but he won’t be pressured into risk blowing a lifetime spent building a quality, healthy reputation to cheat. Rick
  11. BTW….A huge applause and thank you to Dave Anderson @flyonthewall and the NT Alumni Association for the great pregame party. Y’all knocked it out of the park! Rick
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