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Username Post: Women's basketball 2019        (Topic#22984)
nitlion 
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Reg: 06-18-06
03-30-19 09:59 PM - Post#283105    

Ended this season with a really great banquet, honored the Senior class , the winningest team in Patriot League history. To show how far the program has come since Coach Roussell has become head coach, The Terrace Room was filled with team , coaches, parents , athletic staff , and many fans, these young ladies have established a tradttion, on the campus and the local area, Sojka a fun place to be for really good Women's Basketball. The new season will see the team playing a Holliday Tournament in Puerto Rico.

 
jkrun80 
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03-31-19 07:22 PM - Post#283116    
    In response to nitlion

I wasn't able to attend the banquet. Glad there was a good turnout. It's good they're finally getting more recognition from the community. It's clear the seniors put in a ton of work to get where they are. Hopefully, the culture has been established and we continue to see sustained success.

 
jkrun80 
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03-31-19 07:32 PM - Post#283117    
    In response to jkrun80

The full FSU game is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQAuawXgBY4

It was a shame this one got away, but I have a feeling they'll be back.

 
Bison137 
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Bison137
Reg: 01-23-06
03-31-19 09:02 PM - Post#283119    
    In response to jkrun80

Thanks for the report. Did they say which Puerto Rico tournament they are doing? There is one around Thanksgiving and one a few days before Christmas. Not a bad road trip.




 
Bison137 
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04-01-19 12:45 AM - Post#283125    
    In response to Bison137

Excerpts from Matt Saylor on twitter:

- "team set records for games (34), wins (28), winning % (82.4), scoring margin (+ 14.6 ppg), points (2462), FGM (875), FGA (1905), 3FGM (283), 3FGA (750), 3FG% (37.7), assists (529), blocks (147), and fouls (624)"

- "FG% (45.9) and steals (307) are second best in school history"

- "Individual single-season top marks for Bucknell WBB this year: Kaitlyn Slagus sets new record with 57.9 FG% and her 51 blocks are 6th most. Abby Kapp's 74 3FGM is the second best total and 171 3FGA is third. Ellie Mack's 84.2 FT% is 6th."

More stats available on his twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/BisonStats/status/111 241017181...




 
Bison137 
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04-01-19 12:47 AM - Post#283126    
    In response to Bison137

And a few notes from Saylor on the Class of 2019:

"Class of 2019 - 102-30 record (.773 win %), a Bucknell and PL record for wins. Team was 57-6 (.905) at Sojka Pavilion, including 42-3 (.933) against league opponents. Team went 64-8 (.889) in PL regular season games. 3 reg.-season, 2 tournament titles."


Pretty impressive!




 
DoCtoR62 
Masters Student
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Reg: 05-18-08
04-01-19 09:18 AM - Post#283135    
    In response to Bison137

One more stat specific to Aaron Roussell. Prior to his arrival, the most wins in any four-year period in program history were 70 by the Class of 2009 (2006-2009).

Roussell just wrapped up his 7th season meaning he has had 4 years where all of the players were his recruits. The win totals for those four cohorts are 74, 86, 92 and 102. In fact, next year's seniors have already amassed 77 wins, giving them the 4th most ever.



 
nitlion 
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Reg: 06-18-06
04-01-19 12:49 PM - Post#283148    
    In response to DoCtoR62

the bottom line, the guy can recruit and he knows how to coach these young ladies when he gets them on campus. Let's hope Bucknell rewards his efforts, we are fortunate, as the guy has to be a rising star in NCAA Women's Basketball circles.

 
DrBison 
Sophomore
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Age: 68
Reg: 12-22-08
04-02-19 10:01 PM - Post#283193    
    In response to nitlion

Roussell to Richmond

 
scorekeeper 
Freshman
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Reg: 01-11-12
Women's basketball 2019
04-02-19 10:10 PM - Post#283194    
    In response to DrBison

Best of Luck to Coach Roussell. He really built the Women's program into a winning culture!

Edited by scorekeeper on 04-02-19 10:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison137 
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04-02-19 10:22 PM - Post#283195    
    In response to scorekeeper

Hate to lose him. With Hardt as the Richmond AD, I knew this was a possibility.

As for a replacement, the one obvious name would be Mike Lane, who was Roussell's top assistant for all but the last year of his tenure. But Lane just took over the NJIT program, so it's unclear if he would leave or if the buyout would be too great. In any case, there should be a lot of good candidates sending in their resumes.




 
DrBison 
Sophomore
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Age: 68
Reg: 12-22-08
04-03-19 06:50 AM - Post#283198    
    In response to Bison137

It’s a shame we can’t afford to keep a great coach like Aaron Roussell. IMO, the current administration is slowly eroding athletics instead of enhancing.

 
Bison54 
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Reg: 11-18-09
Women's basketball 2019
04-03-19 08:25 AM - Post#283199    
    In response to DrBison

IIRC Dave Paulsen almost doubled his salary to go to GMU. Any idea what the terms are for Coach Roussell? Given his success, leaving is not a surprise, and for him, the timing was right. The relationship with Hardt had to be a factor.

Hope the process goes quickly and that the new coach can retain both recruits and present players. The program has an excellent foundation.


 
bison63 
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Reg: 01-23-06
04-03-19 08:37 AM - Post#283200    
    In response to DrBison

  • DrBison Said:
It’s a shame we can’t afford to keep a great coach like Aaron Roussell. IMO, the current administration is slowly eroding athletics instead of enhancing.


Is this a reference to the new AD, or higher up the chain?

 
DrBison 
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Age: 68
Reg: 12-22-08
04-03-19 08:59 AM - Post#283201    
    In response to bison63

Definitely a reference to higher up the chain. We don’t seem to reward success and stability, as in DP and Coach Roussell. Also look at lack of scholarships in other men’s sports, 5th year option, etc..

 
Bison137 
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04-03-19 09:49 AM - Post#283206    
    In response to DrBison

  • DrBison Said:
Definitely a reference to higher up the chain. We don’t seem to reward success and stability, as in DP and Coach Roussell. Also look at lack of scholarships in other men’s sports, 5th year option, etc..




Agree. Fwiw, Roussell was given a new contract less than nine months ago - which presumably was all Bucknell was willing to pay for success in women's basketball. I would have hoped at that time that BU put in a significant buyout provision, but I don't know if they are as proactive in that area as many schools are.
Richmond clearly has more resources than Bucknell, but the gap is not that wide where a significant buyout requirement in Year 1 might have kept him. In any event, Richmond's commitment to athletics certainly is greater.

I wonder if BU at some point during the process had an opportunity to counter-offer. It would likely have required some help from a donor, but there are a few people who might have helped. I don't know if Truax, at this point, is as tapped into those resources as Hardt was.

I hope this isn't a sign that Hardt, who hired a number of good coaches at Bucknell, is going to tap into Bison coaches consistently. That would spare him the work of a major search, and he already knows their salaries and contract terms.




 
A Western Bison 
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Age: 61
Loc: Albuquerque
Reg: 07-05-12
04-03-19 11:40 AM - Post#283219    
    In response to Bison137

I'm grateful for the amazing resuscitation of women's basketball at Bucknell and wish him well as he moves on. That moving on was inevitable.

I thought John Hardt was going to use his insider knowledge to snag ND and that Rousell might have gone P5. The football hire was pretty good, but our administration's approach to hiring under this new AD is far from validated.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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Reg: 08-16-06
04-03-19 01:47 PM - Post#283221    
    In response to A Western Bison

Post on the Richmond message board:
"Looks like a good hire. Hardt can go back to his nap now, wake up next March and call Nathan."

 
Bison137 
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Bison137
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04-03-19 01:58 PM - Post#283222    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
Post on the Richmond message board:
"Looks like a good hire. Hardt can go back to his nap now, wake up next March and call Nathan."




At this point, I don't see what the big attraction would be to hire ND. Yes, he has done well on the coaching side - winning thanks to five great players recruited by Dave Paulsen and staff. But thus far, he has yet to hit a home run with a recruiting class. Until he ups his game on that side, I don't see a big reason why an A-10 team would be going crazy to hire him.




 
Bison89 
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Reg: 11-14-07
04-03-19 03:14 PM - Post#283232    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
Post on the Richmond message board:
"Looks like a good hire. Hardt can go back to his nap now, wake up next March and call Nathan."




At this point, I don't see what the big attraction would be to hire ND. Yes, he has done well on the coaching side - winning thanks to five great players recruited by Dave Paulsen and staff. But thus far, he has yet to hit a home run with a recruiting class. Until he ups his game on that side, I don't see a big reason why an A-10 team would be going crazy to hire him.



IMO, recruiting and coaching are equally as important in college sports. So, I think that Coach Davis has done a very good job since becoming HC. That being said, I can understand why you would feel that "his recruits" need to show something. It will be interesting to see how he does over the next couple of seasons now that Coach Paulsen's recruits are gone.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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