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  1. Creighton or Marquette would be my ideal Big East opponent, and I would consider travelling to those games if they were on the road.
  2. Hey, he got Derrick Rose into Memphis. What's that? He got Memphis on probation while he left penalty free to take the Kentucky job? Hmmmmm, sounds very slick and elusive--like a snake.
  3. Cheaney was as good as they came in college. The Big Ten had some great players from that era. Steve Smith, Jim Jackson, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Glenn Robinson, Michael Finley. Cheaney was as good as all of them.
  4. +1 for representing 5-C. Made a lot of good friends living on Clemens 5th floor.
  5. Cedar Rapids. How about you?
  6. Graduated high school at 17. Never got to travel much growing up, so I was dead set on attending college outside of Iowa. I applied and was accepted to SLU and Creighton. Omaha or St. Louis? Well, St. Louis had National League baseball and Budweiser beer. My college visit sealed it for me when I visited St. Louis for the first time. Being a place where the Midwest meets the South, it was unlike any place I had ever been. When I arrived, I heard about Spoonball and all the hype surrounding Larry Hughes. I decided to buy season tickets and my first game at the Kiel Center sealed it for me. You can buy beer and liquor at the basketball game??!! Free shuttles to the Kiel made things very convenient as a student. With no football program, Saturday mornings (or evenings if the Blues were on the road) were highly anticipated. I went to rugby and soccer matches, as well as swim meets while at SLU. However, basketball was and is my first love with Billiken athletics. From 17 - 21 years of age, SLU and the city of StL allowed me to see Roger Maris's HR record broken, Kurt Warner and the Rams championship, the Blues President's Cup win, a NCAA soccer Final Four, two NCAA tourney appearances and a victory over UMASS, Brett Hull's last season on the Note, Albert Pujols rookie season on the Redbirds. And that is just sports. The nightlife was just as much fun. The Madrid campus was an invaluable and unique opportunity as well. SLU cost me a bundle but I can't really put a price on all the great experiences I had.
  7. They must be using the practice facility. Hopefully the Chaifetz ventilation system is working flawlessly or there are going to be some hungry kids at lunchtime
  8. The info says that the 1st session of Basketball Camp is Jun 10 - 13 at Chaifetz. How is that going to work? Phish kicks off their Summer Tour 2019 at Chaifetz on the 11th and 12th. Seems like an odd time to schedule basketball camp.
  9. You hit the nail on the head, WV. All incoming players new to D1 Basketball will have to adjust to the speed and strength of the players. Whomever adapts quickest is going to be getting the minutes. This team is still going to pride itself on defense, so their is going to be an acceptable standard of play before you see time on the court.
  10. POY: Javon Bess Newcomer of Year: Tremaine Isabel Freshman of the Year: Fred Thatch Defensive POY: Javon Bess Most Improved Player: Javon Bess
  11. I think I am just pulling for the West region. Whoever wins I would be happy with. I like all of those coaches (Mark Few, Leonard Hamilton, Chris Beard, John Beilein). I don't really care to see Coach K, Roy WIlliams, Tom Izzo, or John Calipari win again. I've already seen those episodes.
  12. The best team in California just took a 53-51 lead over Kansas St. with 8:24 to go.
  13. Steve Alford getting tossed before halftime just to avoid watching the epic beatdown the Lobos were being handed by the Billikens at Chaifetz.
  14. It would have probably been Jordair Jett, but Situation 1 forced him into more minutes with Kwamain out.
  15. I buy into Coach Ford. He's been dealt some tough hands since he has been here. His teams have never quit on him. They have finished the year strong all three years now. That says a lot about the coach. I would try to tack on another 2 years. You want your recruits to know that your coach is secure until graduation time.
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