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  1. Sure seems like it is in Chicago. Am I missing something? Or maybe you are just saying that it is not a "tournament." If that is the case, I don't care if it is a tournament or an "annual event." I just think St. Louis should have something like this. NEWS: Dayton will play Wyoming and NC State will face Vanderbilt as part of a new annual event on December 17th at the United Center in Chicago, according to multiple sources.
  2. Looking at the picture, I cannot believe that we all were not invited to grab a shovel. It feels as if Oprah was there shouting "And you get to break ground, and you get to break ground, and you, over there, you get to break ground!"
  3. Okay. Let's go big with this. Combine this two day tournament with the old high school showcase tournament they used to do at the Arena and the now named Enterprise Center. Each morning and early afternoon the top local and regional high school teams play matchups against each other. Each evening, the college teams play a four team tournament. The kids playing in the high school games and their parents and coaches get free tickets to the college games. The point of this is that you combine the non-con game tournament with a recruiting event. As far as the main event games, you can make it so that SLU and Mizzou or SLU and Illinois always make the tournament, but the other teams (UMKC, Lindenwood, SEMO, Mo State, SIU-E, SIU-C) have to play their way in to be one of the two teams that gets into the four team tournament. The whole thing is a win for everyone. The high school kids get to play in a big venue and showcase their talent to local coaches. The local teams get to have some exclusive time with the top kids in the area. The St. Louis region benefits from the money coming into town for the event.
  4. Cisse and Forrester weren't on anyone's radar either before we signed them. I have a feeling we'll hear something in the next three weeks that will be unexpected, but will suffice for what we need.
  5. I have never understood why the St. Louis Sports Commission doesn't have an annual out of conference tournament at the Enterprise Center. Kansas City has had one for years. Chicago now has one. With our central location, many regional teams would love playing in St. Louis and bringing their fanbases here.
  6. Did Humphrey’s ever open up? I thought the sign said coming Spring 2022. Anyone have an update?
  7. He’s also played four years of college ball. At this point, his track record in college is more important than his star rating in high school.
  8. Wow, my concerns about our recruiting class get wiped away in the span of about an hour. Looks to me like Forrester is just a little bit of a drop off from Linssen. In other words, if you asked the question would we rather have Forrester or one more year of Linssen, I think most would say Linssen. However, Cisse seems to be a big upgrade from Traore in terms of right now and potential later. For those worried about playing time, I have no concerns that Cisse will play if he’s earning time. If he can become a high level rim protector, he will be in the game at crucial moments.
  9. Maybe I'm missing something, but when I clicked on the list it has him as #4
  10. She's been on the job less than a month. I think we have to give her more time before expecting signings.
  11. Is this something JG could have been invited to, or is he a year past that opportunity? I ask, because there are guys listed as being from the G-League.
  12. When I first read the topic, I thought you were saying that the NBA and G-League were merging. I knew it wasn't correct, but that is how it read.
  13. I still think we need two more bigs. You have 13 guys that can be on scholarship. 3 bigs is the minimum. When Linssen was hurt last year, Okoro constantly had to worry about getting into foul trouble. We don't necessarily need a superstar as the 3rd big, but we need someone who can provide depth.
  14. Some team like Detroit will get busted while the pay for play runs rampant among the blue bloods.
  15. I look at Crespin as Traore's replacement and that we still will need Linssen's replacement.
  16. And if that happens, isn’t Linssen in the exact same spot he is now anyway.
  17. Here’s an idea. Can we throw some NIL money at Linssen to come back and use his final year of eligibility?
  18. https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/33858420/sec-pac-12-commissioners-visit-washington-pursuit-help-nil-policies-source-says Looks like the Pac-12 and SEC are trying to get something that makes the situation less pay for play and more kids being able to hustle to put a little bit of money in their pockets. Hopefully, something can get pushed through.
  19. File this under I don't think it will happen, but what about DePaul deciding that it will never be able to compete in the Big East and moving to the A-10. They would add an instant rivalry with Loyola. I could see them thinking that they have a better chance of having Dayton or VCU level success in the A-10 than being a perennial doormat in the Big East.
  20. I am a big fan of what Okoro did at the end of last season, but some on this board are projecting him as if he will be one of the best bigs in the country next season. There were times last season, especially before the ankle injury, where Linssen was the better of the two. I think that Ford is looking for that same sort of tandem situation for next season that he was supposed to have for most of last season with Okoro and Linssen. The pitch is come play for a top 25 caliber team where you will be in a tandem with one other guy and get a lot of minutes. I doubt any other team in the top 40 presently has only one other big on the roster to compete with.
  21. I know that Saint Louis is really far from his home, but those schools are really, really far.
  22. Not saying they would be my pick, but I wonder if they are considering Vermont?
  23. If he was paid to stay, that's just the state of college basketball now. I'm not saying that you are, but no one should be blaming a player for taking advantage of the rules as they are. I would totally agree with you if you said that you despise the new way of doing business in college basketball. I would totally disagree with you if you think Yuri's actions are somehow going to have a negative effect on our program that wasn't already going to occur at some point. This was destined to happen in this new system. Yuri was just the first.
  24. So you returned home that summer Matty Not So Light?
  25. The arena doesn’t matter. Lindenwood will be a brand new D-1 team in one of the lowest level conferences in the D-1. SIU-E did the same thing like 10-15 years ago and they haven’t improved their position at all. Lindenwood isn’t going to be taking NIL dollars away from SLU any time soon. I’d be more worried about Lindenwood poaching Rammer, an alumnus, than I would worry about them getting NIL dollars.
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