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Username Post: Around the Patriot League 2018-19        (Topic#21727)
Bison137 
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07-24-18 04:16 PM - Post#259411    

Time to start this thread. Here are a few items, in no particular order, that some may have missed.

1. Most will remember that Holy Cross suspended three players around the end of January: starting wing Karl Charles, reserve center Jack Stephens, and walk-on Will Powers. All three are now gone, with an NCAA and possibly criminal investigation proceeding. Rumors that I have heard from several HC alums but not confirmed are that their transgression involved betting activities with bookies.

The HC recruiting situation this spring/summer has been bizarre, with players only getting "opportunities to play", as opposed to scholarship offers. Not sure if the former means walk-on status with need-based aid or what. It seems like HC is not sure at this point as to whether they may have to forfeit scholarships.

2. Colgate has landed two transfers who may be starters down the road. First is a third-year 6-10 center from Northwestern, Rapolas Ivanauskas, who missed most of his first two years with two major shoulder surgeries. CU has petitioned the NCAA to let him play immediately - as opposed to sitting out a year as normally required for transfers - but I have no idea if they will permit it. Second is 6-0 CG Nelly Cummings, who was a rotation player as a freshman at Bowling Green. Was Pittsburgh Area POY two years ago and was recruited by the Bison.

3. Navy lost freshman 6-8 PF/C Tyler Riemersma to transfer. He averaged about 11 mpg as a key reserve.

4. Navy's Athletic Association, which has funded their sports program for many years in a very opulent manner, has hit a budget crisis which may necessitate some spending cuts. One cut is that Navy basketball will now have to make do with the same four-man coaching staff that has always been the max for non-Service Academy teams. Navy wil still no doubt have a larger budget for the various sports than any PL school except possibly Army.

5. Loyola lost four players to transfer, but the effect is minimal. One of them, Chancellor Barnard, was a solid player for three years - often starting -but sat out all last year due to a torn pec muscle. He would have helped them this year but is now a grad transfer at Binghamton. The other three who are gone are: wing Ian Langendoerfer, PR River Reed, and PG Nevell Provo. Two have now transferred to D2/D3 programs, and I doubt if many quality programs are beating down Reed's door.

6. Boston U adds 6-1 PG Alex Vilarino, who spend one semester as a recruited walk-on at Texas Tech. Coach Jones said he will be available to play from Day 1 this year - which I don't understand since at this point he has only been enrolled at Boston for one semester, not the two semesters normally required under NCAA rules. He will likely be of value to them as a backup PG.




 
hvsader 
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Re: Around the Patriot League 2018-19
07-30-18 09:03 AM - Post#259629    
    In response to Bison137

As bison137 knows, we have a rule on Crossports of not posting rumors about players. So, while he may have heard what he posted above from HC fans, nothing has been posted on our board and any information is hearsay. Nothing has been announced publicly by Holy Cross. It is unfortunate that he chose to post the rumors here.

 
Bison89 
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07-30-18 04:13 PM - Post#259708    
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hvsader, I hope that the rumors are not true. A strong, competitive HC team is good for the PL as a whole.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison89 
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10-01-18 09:37 AM - Post#261738    
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Looks like the HC Board is pretty psyched about a new recruit who recently committed, Ryan Wade (G):

https://twitter.com/rwade15/status/104616 006706892...

WorcesterGray wrote, "For the record, Ryan had a slew of mid-major offers - a handful from the MAC and Detroit last year, and six more this past summer, including Air Force, San Diego, Robert Morris, North Dakota, and Lehigh."

Wade is listed online as anywhere between 5'-9" (ESPN) and 6'-1" (Verbal Commits). That is a big range. I remember American having 2 very good, smaller guards about 10 years ago that took them to the Dance and put a scare in Nova. Just out of interest, who was the smallest guard to make the All-PL Team since 2000?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
HuskyColonial 
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10-01-18 06:06 PM - Post#261749    
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The Big East needs good recruits! 😊

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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10-19-18 09:34 AM - Post#263042    
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https://www.three-man-weave.com/3mw/patriot-2019-p...

Here’s a league preview from a site if anyone is looking for some reading material.

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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10-26-18 11:43 AM - Post#263560    
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https://cbbcentral.com/2018/10/26/32x32-2018 -19-pa...

More league preview reading material.

 
Bison137 
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Around the Patriot League 2018-19
11-06-18 04:24 PM - Post#264413    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

If you are interested in scouting some of the PL challengers, a few games are available on different networks tonight:

Colgate at NJIT 7 PM ESPN+ http://www.espn.com/watch/collections/133 01/colleg...

Marist at Army 7 PM PLN https://watchstadium.com/network/patriot-leagu e-ne...

Sacred Heart at Holy Cross 7 PM PLN https://watchstadium.com/live/150263/

Lehigh at Monmouth 8:30 PM ESPN3 http://www.espn.com/watch/player?bucketId =13301&am...


If you happen to be an ESPN+ subscriber, another game of interest is Penn vs George Mason at 7 PM.




 
Bison137 
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11-06-18 07:18 PM - Post#264461    
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The big transfer from Northwestern, Ivanauskas, not only has been granted immediate eligibility for Colgate but has scored 12 points in the first 5 minutes. Based on his potential and the fact that he appears healthy, it makes Colgate a very serious contender. Ivanauskas is a good bet to make some level of All-PL if he stays healthy.

CU started a huge lineup, with 6-8 Will Raymond at SF




 
jkrun80 
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11-06-18 07:26 PM - Post#264468    
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Holy Cross fans masquerading as empty seats for their season opener. Maybe 500 people.

 
Bison137 
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11-06-18 07:46 PM - Post#264480    
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HC is not surprisingly blowing out a really bad Sacred Heart team.




 
Bison89 
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Around the Patriot League 2018-19
11-09-18 06:27 PM - Post#265010    
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There are several games on tonight that include PL teams. It should give us and idea of how good these teams are early in the season:

Lehigh vs. Miami (7pm ACC Network)
Monmouth vs. Colgate (7pm)
American vs. George Mason (7pm ESPN+)
Vermont vs. Boston U (7pm)
Maryland vs. Navy (8:30pm CBS Sports Network)
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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11-09-18 06:51 PM - Post#265011    
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Boston U vs Vermont should be a good one. Boston U played great, and used a lot of freshman, in a good road win against CAA preseason favorite Northeastern. Also interested to see how Colgate fares. They should be Monmouth by double digits, but their defense was not good in their first game.




 
jkrun80 
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11-09-18 08:43 PM - Post#265035    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Boston U vs Vermont should be a good one. Boston U played great, and used a lot of freshman, in a good road win against CAA preseason favorite Northeastern. Also interested to see how Colgate fares. They should be Monmouth by double digits, but their defense was not good in their first game.


Good game at Boston. 68-68 at the under 4.

 
Bison54 
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11-09-18 08:58 PM - Post#265049    
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American GMU to overtime
Vermont 76 BU 72


 
Bison137 
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11-09-18 09:15 PM - Post#265056    
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Colgate pulled away to a 13-point win over Monmouth. The big transfer from Northwestern, Ivanauskas, had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Colgate is a very realistic championship contender with him in the lineup. CU, LU and Boston U have all started strong and look to be candidates for #1.

Ivanuskas' presence, plus the addition of a freshman wing (Tucker Richardson) who can play figures to significantly reduce the playing time of Mr. Flagrant Foul, Dana Batt.




 
Bison54 
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11-09-18 09:19 PM - Post#265058    
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Colgate 87 Monmouth 74 (Monmouth 35-34 at half)
Miami 83 Lehigh 62
BU 78 Mason &5






 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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11-10-18 10:14 AM - Post#265112    
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After the loss to American last night, Dave Paulsen is now 1-2 vs Patriot League teams at George Mason.

 
HuskyColonial 
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11-10-18 08:06 PM - Post#265173    
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Holy Cross up 6 at Michigan late in the first half.

 
jkrun80 
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11-12-18 06:55 PM - Post#265338    
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Not the Patriot League, but Vermont plays at Kansas tonight.

 
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