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  1. Hurley's the guy to go after. Cry baby.
  2. You guys do realize that many coaches who were verbally hard on their players got more out of them than the player thought they could deliver. Plus, many "old players" still admire these guys, because they taught them life ain't easy. I'm not supportive of Lonegran's style. Mostly, because times have changed, and he should have known it. But I don't want my grandsons getting trophies for just showing up, or their mom brought the bean dip for after game snacks. Not saying sports should be like Paris Island. It's just that at this stage, ie D1 sports, winning is the only thing that counts. And these coaches are trying to get their players to a winning level. You shouldn't denigrate a player's personal life choice or style to do that, but getting in someone's face about why you think he or she can do more than they are showing is not really a bad thing. If Lonegran slurred a gay or a transgender over his life choice, that's wrong. But if that player took his criticism the wrong way, ie "he's all over me because I'm gay", that may be a cop out on the player's part. I guess that's where a coach these days walks a very fine line. Still, there should be no safety zones or special treatment when it comes to sports at any level.
  3. Next thing you know locker rooms will have safe zones. Eastwood's right, we've become a nation of pu*&%es.
  4. And just about every sportswriter and broadcaster was lobbying for this game to be an annual event. Well, here we are 15 years after it was last played, and Mizzery still won't take our call. As I recall all three games were well attended which meant there was money to be made there. I'm sure we could use the bucks, and Mizzery as well. As both programs have nose dived the last two years, Mizzery probably doesn't want to risk the nothing to gain everything to lose game at this time. And if Ford gets us headed in the right direction sooner that will only make it more difficult to get SPUMAC to belly up to the bar. Bottom line, Mizzery just doesn't want this game to take hold and become an annual rivalry.
  5. Well, then unless Tilmon fails to sign in November, his ship may truly have left port.
  6. Isn't there some kind of rule that if the coach who recruited you is canned or leaves for whatever reason, the recruit is permitted to opt out of his LOI?
  7. Seems to me Tilmon may wait it out to see what happens to Groce at season's end. If Groce's canned he could then opt out w/o hurting anyone's feelings except Illini fans. But really I know less than nothing about this situation. It just appears he's committed to Groce and doesn't want to go back on his verbal.
  8. Even with a fair number of cupcakes, I still think we'll be fortunate to crack double digit Ws. Hope I'm wrong, but we are woefully short of D1 caliber players. Here's hoping and praying I'm totally wrong.
  9. Just read it. No games on FSMW? That can't be right, can it?
  10. Not surprising and will likely continue. Kids, and their parents, are starting to think about going deep in debt and then not landing a job to pay for it.
  11. The good old days. Not that long ago, but they seem like a dream after two years of Jim Crews.
  12. Agree w/Irishdawg's take on what it's going to take to get to the Beast. Right now they'd look to the A10 for expansion and their top choices would be Dayton (unless X makes a stink) and VCU {which strays from their private school identity). Still, I think they have to think about the logistics for the non revenue sports. The Beast is totally dependent upon hoops for providing their athletic departments with the funds to operate. The breakdown right now is as follows then add in most likely candidates: East GU, Prov, St. J, Nova, SH, ...... add VCU Mid West X, MU, DU, Butler, Creighton ..... add DU So if they add VCU and Dayton they have balance to have two divisions. Overall a good move for them. Not a good move for SLU since DU would be the major obstacle for us, and we're not likely to beat out the SVU's from any aspect. They have the facilities, history, rabid fan base that travels, probably better TV revenues than we've got. Point being if Beast expands we've got to step up big time, which I think was on May's mind when he hired Travis, and his hope the Beast expands to 14 teams. Right now, I don't think we're on the Beast's radar, if they only go to 12 teams. There's just no way to justify SLU from a financial or competitive standpoint. Might have been different had we got someone other than Crews to keep Rick's momentum going.
  13. Tarheel's got it. I do recall people saying on here that Rick went to SWCC to visit him a few times. Then Gillespie showed up and Jorts left for the much brighter lights of Lexington.
  14. I think Majerus was recruiting Harrelson when all that went down. Brad had his shot at Harrelson but told him he was going to wait until the spring. That's when Harrelson signed w/ the mid major. Not sure about this but if the coach that recruited you leaves before you start school doesn't the player have the option to opt out of his LOI?
  15. Kind of hoping he wouldn't do that, but he's an athlete.