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Username Post: Bison Women's Basketball 2017-18        (Topic#20386)
KenZ 
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Re: Bison Women&#039;s Basketball 2017-18
08-14-17 09:40 PM - Post#231999    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Do you think they will end up with a D3 game? I would not be surprised.



i consider it to be a reasonably likely possibility. remembering how tough it was to get home games in '06-'07. we only got three ooc home games that year, one a mandated bracket buster return game from UNI and another, WFU as a big favor from Skip Prosser to help us out.

i really hope we can get some more decent D1 home games, the team deserves it and this is a year to try and pull more fans in.

 
Bison137 
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Re: Bison Women&#039;s Basketball 2017-18
08-14-17 10:12 PM - Post#232000    
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  • KenZ Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Do you think they will end up with a D3 game? I would not be surprised.



i consider it to be a reasonably likely possibility. remembering how tough it was to get home games in '06-'07. we only got three ooc home games that year, one a mandated bracket buster return game from UNI and another, WFU as a big favor from Skip Prosser to help us out.






Yes, and the only reason it wasn't as bad in 2005-06 was that there were a lot of return games already locked up. That year they had five OOC home games, but I think all of the D1 matchups were returns - Villanova (Thanks, Jay Wright), Yale, Cornell, and St. Joes. The fifth game - scheduled when they couldn't get anything else - was Haverford.




 
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Re: Bison Women&#039;s Basketball 2017-18
08-15-17 03:57 PM - Post#232030    
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  • Bison137 Said:
One more game on the women's schedule - at Iona on Sunday December 3rd. Here is what is known thus far:


11/10 @ Rider
11/18 @ Drexel
11/21 St. Bonaventure
11/24 @ Youngstown State
12/3 @ Iona
12/17 @ Fordham


Possible return games from last year are St. Joes and Akron, both of which presumably would be at Sojka.






Add Akron in Sojka November 12th.








 
Bison137 
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Bison Women's Basketball 2017-18
08-15-17 04:15 PM - Post#232034    
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Schedule is now up:

http://www.bucknellbison.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSI...


11/10 @ Rider
11/12 Akron
11/15 St. Joes
11/18 @ Drexel
11/21 St. Bonaventure
11/24 @ Youngstown State
11/26 Canisius
11/29 Binghamton
12/3 @ Iona
12/17 @ Fordham
12/20 @ Pitt




 
Bison137 
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08-15-17 04:28 PM - Post#232036    
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Very tough start to the PL schedule:

1. Navy - last year's finalist, who figures to be a top four team this year.

2. At Army - returns everyone; should be the preseason #1

3. American - returns most of last year's 4th place team; figures to be in top four this year.




 
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Bison Women's Basketball 2017-18
08-15-17 05:05 PM - Post#232037    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Very tough start to the PL schedule:

1. Navy - last year's finalist, who figures to be a top four team this year.

2. At Army - returns everyone; should be the preseason #1

3. American - returns most of last year's 4th place team; figures to be in top four this year.




Correction on the above. The first three are American (A), Boston (A), and Army (H). Boston tied for 4th last year and should be good again this year. Either way, the first three are against three first division teams.


Press release: Defending PL Women's Basketball Champs Announce 2017-18 Schedule




 
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08-21-17 04:04 PM - Post#232266    
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Assistant coach Carissa Thielbar resigned a few weeks ago. I presume she is moving back to her home area of the Upper Midwest. Her husband is a former MLB pitcher who has been pitching for St. Paul in the independent league.






Thielbar went a little further west than I expected. She is now an assistant at Colorado State in the MWC. Colorado State has won the MWC the last four years, while going 63-9 in league play.

The Bison named her replacement the other day, and it is someone with a much more extensive resume than would have been expected. The new coach is Jeanine Radice, who was the top assistant at Delaware for the past 21 years. Prior to that, she was an assistant at Seton Hall and Marist. She lost her job when Delaware's long-time head coach retired.

Radice graduated from Fordham in 1989, having been league POY in 1989, ROY in 1985, and three times All-MAAC. She was also a cross country star and was inducted into Fordham's HOF in 1995. During her time at Fordham, she hit .475 on threes, scored over 2400 points, and led the team in assists three times.




 
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08-23-17 12:41 PM - Post#232323    
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Coach Roussell has now completed his staff for the coming year by adding Ryland Adkins as Manager of Basketball Ops. Adkins previously held the same position at Furman and, before that, was an intern to the Maryland MOBO following a four-year tenure as Maryland's student manager.

Adkins' father is currently an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards, and previously was an assistant for the Maryland women's program for five years. Prior to that, he was a HS coach and helped develop Kevin Durant, among others.


http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...




 
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10-24-17 09:25 PM - Post#234485    
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Preseason poll and show tomorrow at 4 PM:

https://twitter.com/Bucknell_WBB/status/9 229597144...

Likely that Army, who returns their entire team, will be picked for 1st and that their forward Madison Hovren will be preseason POY. After Army, I'd expect American, Bucknell, and Navy to be next.

As a guess, I expect four of the Bison starters to be Kyi English, Kaitlyn Slagus, Kate Walker, and Katherine Romaine. Fifth starter, a guard or wing, figures to be either Ellie Mack, Gia Hayes, or possibly Abby Kapp. If Mack is fully back to form following her ACL surgery about 17 months ago, I would guess she will start on opening night. Btw, her height is now up to 6-3, very big for a wing. Bison also will need to get effective play from at least one of the centers who has seen very limited minutes in the past, i.e. MK Moore and Maegan Mikkelsen. Freshman Tessa Brugler is likely to see some minutes upfront as well.




 
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10-25-17 04:46 PM - Post#234611    
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Bison picked as co-favorites with Army, each with 140 points and 7 first place votes. American narrowly trailed and Navy was a fairly close 4th. The voting shows a lot of respect for Aaron Roussell and the program in general. Army returns their top eight players from a 3rd place team, including the preseason POY, while Bucknell returns two starters from a 1st place team. Yet the Bison were picked as a co-favorite. Kaitlyn Slagus made the preseason All-PL team.

http://patriotleague.org/news/2017/10/25/patri ot-l...




 
Bison137 
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11-08-17 09:04 PM - Post#235714    
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Press Release on the two recruits, Taylor O'Brien and Marly Walls, signing their LOI's:

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...




 
jkrun80 
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11-09-17 07:18 AM - Post#235724    
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Look like two great athletes. Maybe we can convince them to come high jump during the off season.

 
Bison137 
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11-09-17 09:49 AM - Post#235727    
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Yes, especially O'Brien. She cleared 5-8 last year - a height which often would win the PL meet. Could also help as a 400M hurdler. Walls' best was only 5-0, so she would need to show some improvement to be a contributor.

O'Brien seems to be a serious track athlete btw. Has been competing in summer meets for years. Might want to talk to her.




 
jkrun80 
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11-09-17 10:08 AM - Post#235728    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Yes, especially O'Brien. She cleared 5-8 last year - a height which often would win the PL meet. Could also help as a 400M hurdler. Walls' best was only 5-0, so she would need to show some improvement to be a contributor.

O'Brien seems to be a serious track athlete btw. Has been competing in summer meets for years. Might want to talk to her.


Pretty sure those conversations have already started.

 
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11-09-17 11:34 AM - Post#235737    
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These two seem far more athletic and heralded than our recent recruits.

 
Bison137 
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11-09-17 12:26 PM - Post#235742    
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  • HuskyColonial Said:
These two seem far more athletic and heralded than our recent recruits.




More athletic. O'Brien more heralded but not Walls. Abby Kapp was Pennsylvania POY this past year, so she was very heralded. O'Brien might have a shot at that award this year.




 
KenZ 
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11-09-17 07:18 PM - Post#235777    
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  • Bison137 Said:

As a guess, I expect four of the Bison starters to be Kyi English, Kaitlyn Slagus, Kate Walker, and Katherine Romaine. Fifth starter, a guard or wing, figures to be either Ellie Mack, Gia Hayes, or possibly Abby Kapp. If Mack is fully back to form following her ACL surgery about 17 months ago, I would guess she will start on opening night. Btw, her height is now up to 6-3, very big for a wing. Bison also will need to get effective play from at least one of the centers who has seen very limited minutes in the past, i.e. MK Moore and Maegan Mikkelsen. Freshman Tessa Brugler is likely to see some minutes upfront as well.



intersting, pregame article

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

lists Dumiak as the fifth starter. pregame notes often not accurate, but a surprise selection regardless.


 
jkrun80 
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11-09-17 08:28 PM - Post#235782    
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Dumiak is a real surprise. Coaches must have seen something they like in preseason.

 
Bison137 
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11-09-17 08:56 PM - Post#235783    
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  • jkrun80 Said:
Dumiak is a real surprise. Coaches must have seen something they like in preseason.




Yes, Roussell raved about her defense recently so I guess that it is the factor that got her into the starting lineup. I still doubt she will play major minutes, but we'll see. Hoping Mack is healthy.

BTW, I can't remember if it was reported that Carly Richardson has had to give up basketball due to concussion issues. She will play an Oberfeld-like role for the team this year.




 
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11-09-17 10:19 PM - Post#235788    
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earlier reports indicated that both Mack and Moore were fully recovered from last years injuries.

 
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