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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: Today at 06:51 PM »
The SEC announced it'll have 3 permanent home/home teams on its schedule each year, then rotate across the rest for home/home and single plays.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: Today at 06:21 PM »
CoBL got quotes from the local coaches about the rule changes
http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/show/519614?referrer_id=1566508

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Newbill
« on: Today at 04:32 PM »
 Newbill worked out for the Suns today

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What's the Ron Harper connection, how did he get involved with this?


Friend of Brian Allen:

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php/topic,4359.msg142646.html#msg142646

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Yesterday at 07:50 AM »
I do not like the practice of one and Dunns,...

Is this also being blamed on Jerry Dunn?

Well, there hasn't been any Dunn in the PSU basketball program since then, so maybe he's onto something...

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 26, 2015, 04:32 PM »
Not all of Franklin's salary is paid for by the athletic department.  They didn't exactly ask for the fine.     Much of the training facility would be paid for by donations specifically earmarked for the project (much like the current Lasch upgrades).


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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 26, 2015, 12:37 PM »
Teams get extra money (via tourney appearance "credits") for making the tourney, though that money is pooled through the conference.  PSU basketball made nearly $9 million from NCAA/Big Ten distributions last year.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 26, 2015, 12:35 PM »
Here's the official release, which wasn't run through a spell check

http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/052615aaa.html

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 26, 2015, 12:12 PM »
The football program probably doesn't need wild spending to remain profitable in and of itself, but you spend money to make money and if the football program doesn't continue to increase its profits, then the entire athletic department suffers.

And the point about NLC donations is a good one.  31% of contributions to the AD came via the football program, about 50% if you discount the contributions not earmarked for a specific sport. 

(Of course, in typical PSU "transparency" fashion, they link the 2014 fiscal report headline to the 2013 report, I had to dig around to find the 2014 one.


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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 25, 2015, 09:22 PM »
Is Calipari teaching his players economics, finance, public relations, public speaking and many other things that an NBA player needs to know to survive in the high dollar, high scrutiny NBA at  age 19 or 20?

No, he's a basketball coach, not a life coach or econ professor.

 Exactly. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:40 PM »
Is Calipari teaching his players economics, finance, public relations, public speaking and many other things that an NBA player needs to know to survive in the high dollar, high scrutiny NBA at  age 19 or 20?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Tracking the Commitments
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:45 AM »
Bostick has seemed to really turn it on in this last tourney.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 25, 2015, 06:15 AM »
I'd take my chances with a one and done

I'd take this option, too, albeit somewhat reluctantly because it's contrary to my philosophy of intercollegiate athletics.

Tom Izzo recently noted that it's better for Michigan State recruiting to have a Spartan selected in the NBA draft lottery than for the Spartans to win a national championship.  Chambers sending a player to the first round of the NBA draft would be a breakthrough for the street cred of Nittany Lion Basketball. 

Yes, it seems we are all against those seedy practices of the "dirty" program, that is, until we can actually benefit from it.  Then, we seem to be all for it.  Runner players off, one and doners, hiring a recruit's family member or coach to land the recruit, etc.

Because surely  a single one-and-done would be selling PSU's soul to the devil

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: May 23, 2015, 10:00 PM »
 Re: the 30 second shot clock...

Jay Bilas ‏@JayBilas  35m35 minutes ago
Rockets-Warriors a great example of silliness of :24 clock debate. Ball moves, tons of passes and cuts, they just don't walk the ball up.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: May 23, 2015, 07:16 PM »
I'd take my chances with a one and done

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 07:25 PM »
Fundamentals in the post have been a huge problem

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 06:44 PM »
I'm confident in most experienced college coaches' ability to coach fundamentals. This is a recruiting job.

What experienced coach is going to be teaching this team fundamentals?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 02:26 PM »
Ross has 6 years experience but only 2 as an official assistant coach.

And Earl wasn't hired to replace the co-#1 assistant coach who also was the big man coach.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 02:21 PM »
Didn't the Marlins just hire a manager with ZERO managing experience?  If Chambers wants to promote everyone on his staff up a spot, I can accept that. 

Yep, and it's a move that's been largely criticized.

Would you be OK with Sandy Barbour firing Chambers and then the search committee hired her as coach?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:31 PM »
Do I have this right?

Urgo - 5 years college coaching experience
Anderson - 2 years college coaching experience
Condon - 2 years college coaching experience

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:09 PM »
And again, I don't mean to demean Condon at all.  But replacing your associate HC and big man coach with your 5'10 DOBO with 2 years coaching experience isn't exactly how many expected things to work.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 11:54 AM »
Wow.  That's the best they could do?  No offense to Condon, but, c'mon.  You now have two assistants with a grand total of four years coaching experience.  Throw in Urgo's experience and you have probably one of the least experienced coaching staffs of any power 5 team.

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OT / Re: OT - Urschel
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:09 AM »
Urschel chimes in on the new  33 yd PAT  in the NFL

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/nfl-extra-point-moved-back-john-urschel/

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