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Username Post: albany        (Topic#20775)
Columbia 37P6 
PhD Student
Posts: 1568

Reg: 02-14-06
12-03-17 06:15 PM - Post#238917    
    In response to LionFan

Dr. V is correct, of course, in citing the privacy rules as the primary reason why colleges are reluctant to disseminate information regarding player injuries and the like. However, I do not believe that the privacy rules prohibit college players, their teammates or their families from voluntarily speaking to whomever they wish including the press, radio and tv announcers, fans and others. Maybe I'm mistaken, but it seems as if Columbia basketball fans have less current information on Castlin's injury then has been available to Columbia fans regarding other injured players in the past. Also, I may be mistaken, but it seems as if Yale fans know more about Mason and Brunner's injuries than we know of Castlin and perhaps others.

 
cc66 
PhD Student
Posts: 1633

Reg: 10-09-09
12-03-17 07:04 PM - Post#238918    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

I think what you are seeing is part of a general trend. Although it is certainly true that Columbia does not have to tell us what ails Castlin and Killingsworth, its failure to do so departs from past practices. We knew what happened to Rosenberg, what happened to Agho, and even last year, what happened to Castlin himself. For some reason, Engles just doesn't want to release this information. And when you combine this withholding with the cancellation of the annual pre-season basketball dinner, an even larger pattern emerges.

 
SomeGuy 
Postdoc
Posts: 4624

Reg: 11-22-04
12-03-17 08:39 PM - Post#238921    
    In response to Chet Forte

In regard to playing guys who can't score, it was the defense that was the problem yesterday, and in a couple other games. I'm sure there are mixes that would score more, but as is often the case for Columbia, finding a combination that gives up less seems to me to be more important.

 
Chet Forte 
Postdoc
Posts: 2060

Reg: 03-02-08
12-03-17 08:39 PM - Post#238922    
    In response to cc66

Engles is the anti-Bagnoli. No media savvy and no interest in the fan base.


 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3531

Reg: 02-04-06
12-03-17 11:19 PM - Post#238928    
    In response to Chet Forte

I sense a hardening narrative here. Engles better start winning...

 
cc66 
PhD Student
Posts: 1633

Reg: 10-09-09
12-03-17 11:45 PM - Post#238930    
    In response to SRP

I think he will win. And certainly, if I have to choose, I'd take wins over hand-holding. If we get neither, however, he won't have many fuzzy good feelings among the alums to fall back on.

 
internetter 
Postdoc
Posts: 2862

Loc: Los Angeles
Reg: 11-21-04
12-03-17 11:59 PM - Post#238931    
    In response to SomeGuy

Poor foul shooting has been a consistent proble

west coast fan


 
internetter 
Postdoc
Posts: 2862

Loc: Los Angeles
Reg: 11-21-04
12-03-17 11:59 PM - Post#238932    
    In response to internetter

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2017/12/columbias-sea son...
west coast fan


 
Dr. V 
PhD Student
Posts: 1403

Reg: 11-21-04
12-04-17 12:22 PM - Post#238973    
    In response to SRP

That's a silly comment. Engles has had one recruiting class.

 
LionFan 
Senior
Posts: 398

Reg: 11-07-06
12-04-17 01:44 PM - Post#238986    
    In response to Dr. V

Concerning wins and losses, Sagarin has Columbia's strength of schedule so far at number 22, well above any other Ivy. Much more aggressive than Smith's scheduling. Engles has thrown his young team into a crucible. The next stretch has lower level opponents, so we'll get a preview of whether it will pay off.

Interestingly, going by Sagarin's ratings, each of the Ivy top five would be predicted to split with each other and sweep the bottom three. And the bottom three would be predicted to split with each other and lose two to the top five. So, Yale, Harvard, Penn, P'ton and Columbia would be 10-4 and Brown, Cornell and D'mouth 2-12. That would be a fun season to watch, unlikely as it is.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3531

Reg: 02-04-06
12-04-17 02:08 PM - Post#238989    
    In response to LionFan

Dr. V, I agree with you. Just noting the sour tone on the board about Engles's lack of fan-friendliness.

 
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