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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 01:30 PM »
3 point defense continues to be a problem under Chambers. We give up too many and many of them are open looks.

That was especially true last night.  But I didn't notice it the first two games.

Morgan State doesn't shoot many 3s and when they do they don't do it at a good clip. We gave up 27 3s to Fordham. I would need to see the looks again to check if many of them were good looks or not. But the first real competition we played and gave up so many open 3s, especially in the danger zone around the corner.

Morgan State tossed up 18 3's against us.  Charlotte put up 20 in two OT's (I think it was 16 in regulation). 

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Yesterday at 01:28 PM »
Global warming is a good thing if it means I can retire to the tropics -- without having to move. 

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: Yesterday at 01:26 PM »
PSU boys play at Michigan tonight.  Game starts at 7:30.  It appears as though you can watch it on BTN2Go with a TV subscription (not a BTN plus subscription).  It does not appear to be televised though.  Not sure how that works out.  Maybe someone can explain how all these services work.

They will use an in-house TV feed.  The commentary will either be none, student announcers, or radio feed.   

I meant why something is on BTN Plus vs. TV Subscription.  And why something is available via TV subscription when it is NOT televised.  Just seems odd how they line these events up.  Looks like the conference games are the TV subscription games and the Non conference games are available on BTN Plus (must pay).  Perhaps they want conference games to be more popular.  Whatever.  At least they are available to watch.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: Yesterday at 12:33 PM »
PSU boys play at Michigan tonight.  Game starts at 7:30.  It appears as though you can watch it on BTN2Go with a TV subscription (not a BTN plus subscription).  It does not appear to be televised though.  Not sure how that works out.  Maybe someone can explain how all these services work.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 12:14 PM »
3 point defense continues to be a problem under Chambers. We give up too many and many of them are open looks.

That was especially true last night.  But I didn't notice it the first two games.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 11:56 AM »
Well, I didn't notice these issues in the first two games.  We'll see if last night was an anomaly, or if it's still the norm as the season go on.

Last, Next to Last, and Last.  That's where our 3pt defense has ranked the last 3 seasons.  I'm sure this year will be different and last night was just an off night.  ;)  :)


That team was 7-15 from three their previous game and 9-20 last night.  Maybe it was them, not us??  Hopefully?  Okay, that was against Elon, but still shows they can shoot.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 11:53 AM »
I would call him a "casual penn state hoops fan" - goes to games/season tix & wants them to win. 

Maybe if "casual fan" lives in SC he's casual, but if the dude has season tix, I don't care what sport, league, etc, it's tough to call him a casual fan.

I will give him credit for this for being casual, though.. he lilkely didn't understand in implications on RPI of a loss last night.

If that guy is a casual fan, what am I?  I rarely get to a game live.  This guy has season tix and is called a casual fan?  Interesting.

Perhaps he doesn't do all of the other stuff a lot of us do -- follow every media outlet, research recruits, watch games a second time to analyze results, etc. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 11:26 AM »
i actually said to my buddy how DJ is so great at finishing those shots in the paint last night during the game right after he made a nice one, and then he proceeded to miss about three easy ones in a row.  :(

Right, this is exactly what I meant by losing the game in the first half when we missed a bunch of easy shots.   And also why I think it was just one of those nights. 

Those nights happen all the time.  At some point it becomes normal.  And for the love of the Lord Jesus up above, I don't care if they missed 10 layups, they scored 80 points in a 40 minute game.  Our D was, is and most likely will continue to be atrocious.  Fix the D, and we've got ourselves a team.  Otherwise, we'll always be a bucket or 2 away.


Well, I didn't notice these issues in the first two games.  We'll see if last night was an anomaly, or if it's still the norm as the season go on.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 11:00 AM »
i actually said to my buddy how DJ is so great at finishing those shots in the paint last night during the game right after he made a nice one, and then he proceeded to miss about three easy ones in a row.  :(

Right, this is exactly what I meant by losing the game in the first half when we missed a bunch of easy shots.   And also why I think it was just one of those nights. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 10:49 AM »
but i also thought we fouled a ton, lots of playing defense with our hands instead of our feet and we should have gotten a feel for the tight-calls earlier and adjusted. 

Dick wasn't saying we weren't fouling, just that he couldn't believe some fouls weren't called when we had the ball.  And Newbill did miss several close shots (although they may have been in the situations Dick was talking about).

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: Yesterday at 10:15 AM »
Maybe I'm wearing blue and white goggles (or whatever Rokk called them), but I wasn't so down on the guys.  I got home late, so I listened to the first half on the radio.  Dick and (not Steve) seemed to think we weren't getting the same benefit on fouls called that Charlotte got.  Also seemed like we missed on a lot of short shots (layups even).  Some games the breaks don't go your way.  That's how last night went in my mind.  I'll get down if we don't rebound and get a win tonight.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Charlotte-post game
« on: November 20, 2014, 10:31 PM »
I thought the game was lost in the first half. How many missed layups?  Geez. Had a chance to be up 6 instead of down 6 at the break.  I think this team will be more balanced as we get a few more games under our belts. I loved the heart, the no quit. That will go a long way in some games this year.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: November 20, 2014, 04:09 PM »
I'll say that they'll finish with an apropos 6 and 76 record.  Then they will truly be the Sixers or the Seventy-Sixers depending on which column you focus upon. 

LOL.  I'm stealing this.  I'm calling this team the Sixer-SeventySixers from now on.  I actually sort of hope that's their final record, so that name sticks.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Freshman debuts
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:04 PM »
I can't locate all of my media guides, but it does look like scored 34 points in the first two games in 1976. Don't know the shooting % as the early guides just listed pts and rb for each game.

I don't remember him.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:54 PM »
...another loss...

This is going to be a long season. I might change my 10th win prediction to not gonna happen. This team has "futility record" written all over it.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Freshman debuts
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:52 AM »
This is all interesting, but too many names on that list started out hot then disappeared and/or transferred.  I just hope Shep continues to get better and ends up at the top of more important lists -- like number of NCAA appearances. 

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: November 18, 2014, 05:44 PM »
Most Penguin fans (and hockey fans) probably realize Tommy Olczyk is the son of former Penguin player and coach Eddie. Now Ulf Samuelson's daughter is headed to hockey valley.

http://www.local21news.com/sports/features/local-sports/stories/samuelssons-daughter-joins-penn-st-1426.shtml?wap=0

Her one brother, Philip, plays for the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Arizona State is moving up from club to varsity hockey starting next season.  They apparently got a boost from a $32 million donation.  Only a matter of time before the Pac 12 becomes a hockey conference (not predicting how much time, just know there is a lot of interest in hockey out west).

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The creation of the program will necessitate the addition of a women's sport to remain in compliance with Title IX. The university is still researching which sport might be the best fit, with two possibilities being lacrosse and rowing.

Sounds familiar.


I thought those two sports were already announced as THE sports they will add.

Now I'm seeing some people saying ASU will start playing Women's hockey for the 2016-17 season.  Interesting.  Also, they are rumored to be going to play in the US Airways Center in Phoenix.  Probably how they can get away with "only" $32 million for startup.

People are pointing toward Arizona as the next school to join the fun.  We'll see.  Need more B1G schools too.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Freshman debuts
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:04 PM »
It's OK if he's left off, we all know what Shep can do.  t's not like we're getting any recognition anyways.

I prefer he end up on the list at the end of the season.  It means more then.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:15 PM »
Arizona State is moving up from club to varsity hockey starting next season.  They apparently got a boost from a $32 million donation.  Only a matter of time before the Pac 12 becomes a hockey conference (not predicting how much time, just know there is a lot of interest in hockey out west).

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The creation of the program will necessitate the addition of a women's sport to remain in compliance with Title IX. The university is still researching which sport might be the best fit, with two possibilities being lacrosse and rowing.

Sounds familiar.


I thought those two sports were already announced as THE sports they will add.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: November 18, 2014, 02:43 PM »
Arizona State is moving up from club to varsity hockey starting next season.  They apparently got a boost from a $32 million donation.  Only a matter of time before the Pac 12 becomes a hockey conference (not predicting how much time, just know there is a lot of interest in hockey out west).

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:23 PM »
My post was directed to UncleLar. The guy for years said getting kids out of Philly or other densely populated urban areas was impossible.

In fairness to Lar, the Big East was a big reason for that claim.  The Big East isn't the same conference it was just two years ago.  Now it's pretty much the same midwestern conference as the Big Ten. 

But I certainly won't argue with the results.  Go Pat Go.

Pat Chambers' instant success with DJ Newbill was before the Big East dissolved.  I think our lack of success had more to with the fact that we had 3 coaches for 30 years who had no roots in Philly and had convinced themselves collectively that Philly was not in play.

These doors opened because of the new staff.

btw: the programs that were winning before the Big East dissolved are still getting the same players regardless of what league they are in now.

And Newbill's first choice was a Big East school. That just shows how much things have changed. Great job by this staff. But the environment is also changing too. It's some of both.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Morgan State
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:28 PM »
Answering my own questions...

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/release/release_20141113aaa.pdf


Is this an error in the press release....

PAGE - 9 (Last Page) in the blue box, lower left hand corner

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TOP 10 CROWDS: [at the BJC]
1. 15,472 vs. Purdue, 2/1/1997
2. 15,464 vs. Indiana, 1/26/1997
3. 15,455 vs. Ohio State, 3/1/1999
4. 15,435 vs. Ohio State, 2/27/1999

5. 15,420 vs. Indiana, 1/8/2000
6. 15,403 vs. No. 1 Ohio State 3/1/2011
7. 15,389 vs. Northwestern, 2/15/1997
8. 15,377 vs. Michigan State, 2/24/2001
9. 15,355 vs. Indiana, 1/31/1999
10. 15, 232 vs. Indiana, 2/3/2001


Did Penn State play Ohio State at the BJC twice in 1999, two days apart ?!?!?


Yup - and they wouldn't let the 15,455 people out.  Made them stay the whole weekend.   ;)


Looks like 20 escaped. snuck in


Fixed


Yeah, that's what I meant. Doh!!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Morgan State
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:05 PM »
Answering my own questions...

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/release/release_20141113aaa.pdf


Is this an error in the press release....

PAGE - 9 (Last Page) in the blue box, lower left hand corner

Quote
TOP 10 CROWDS: [at the BJC]
1. 15,472 vs. Purdue, 2/1/1997
2. 15,464 vs. Indiana, 1/26/1997
3. 15,455 vs. Ohio State, 3/1/1999
4. 15,435 vs. Ohio State, 2/27/1999

5. 15,420 vs. Indiana, 1/8/2000
6. 15,403 vs. No. 1 Ohio State 3/1/2011
7. 15,389 vs. Northwestern, 2/15/1997
8. 15,377 vs. Michigan State, 2/24/2001
9. 15,355 vs. Indiana, 1/31/1999
10. 15, 232 vs. Indiana, 2/3/2001


Did Penn State play Ohio State at the BJC twice in 1999, two days apart ?!?!?


Yup - and they wouldn't let the 15,455 people out.  Made them stay the whole weekend.   ;)


Looks like 20 escaped.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:56 PM »
i think it feels disappointing because the offense has been so bad.  It's been very hard to watch until Temple and that really plays into how you feel about the season.  If we were losing these games 33-31 instead of 16-13 i think you'd feel differently.

Maybe.  I don't know.  I just remember being pumped about being 7-5 last year.  This year (7-5 or 6-6) it feels disappointing even though I expected it before the season started.

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