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  • boatcapt
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    Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
    I figured you of all people would’ve been able to take that sarcasm comment for what it was worth...


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    My reply was presented as sarcasm also! Poke at how much importance IUP faithful put in which D1 they are "playing."

    I had considered posting about this years IUP team being the BEST Joe had put together...EVER! But I figured the IUP faithful wouldn't get the joke!! FYI...EVERY team Joe puts together is the best team in the history of IUP basketball...Seems like this years squad is shaping up to be the best, EVER, also!!!!!!!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by hawks16 View Post
    Roster is up. No real surprises. This might be Joe's toughest season as coach -- in terms of getting all that talent narrowed down to 7 rotational guys.

    https://iupathletics.com/roster.aspx...43&path=mbball
    Anthony White came off 'walk-on' status. Good for him. He earned it.

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  • hawks16
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    Roster is up. No real surprises. This might be Joe's toughest season as coach -- in terms of getting all that talent narrowed down to 7 rotational guys.

    https://iupathletics.com/roster.aspx...43&path=mbball

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by Golden89 View Post
    This is a good idea ... are there any division II teams that play games against Division I teams as part of the regular season? How do they figure into regional rankings? Do the D-I teams have anything to gain by playing real games against these teams?
    No. Just like our teams playing Penn State branches, etc.

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  • Golden89
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    St. Francis would just make too much sense being 25 minutes up the road. I think that would be a cool yearly (real) game -- way better than Bethany and Westminster.
    This is a good idea ... are there any division II teams that play games against Division I teams as part of the regular season? How do they figure into regional rankings? Do the D-I teams have anything to gain by playing real games against these teams?

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  • hawks16
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Hard to say but I wouldn't buy too much into the 'new team' philosophy. While we know there are many new faces the talk around town is this team has extremely high expectations. Many I speak to tend to think they will actually be better this year than last year. Way different, for sure. They'll be faster, deeper, stronger defensively and have way more scoring options. The scary thing is all four guards can shoot from deep and are elite drivers. Add to it Chucky should really have a huge season along with Joe's other import bigs. It's going to be a real fun team to watch.

    They could play Penn State, Ohio State or West Virginia.

    St. Francis would just make too much sense being 25 minutes up the road. I think that would be a cool yearly (real) game -- way better than Bethany and Westminster.
    Kind of surprised (or maybe I shouldn't be since they've been dominant the last few seasons) that the IUP women haven't played St. Francis with Tom having been the former men's coach there. The men have actually been pretty well-traveled the last few season — they covered the midwest when they did the tournament last year, went to Canada since they're allowed to go "overseas" every certain amount of years, played down at Florida Gulf Coast and South Florida in 2014-15 and covered the East Coast with games at Siena, Syracuse and Villanova. Maybe this is the year they go West!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by hawks16 View Post
    What are we thinking as far as exhibition games this year? There's obviously other factors in setting up the games, but do you think Joe tries to go the Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse route or with such a new team tries for some Florida Gulf Coast, Siena-type teams. Last year, they beat Ashland, beat Morehead State and then lost at Rupp Arena. Since Pitt won't play them (and there's no way the other D-1 Pittsburgh schools play them), IUP is kind of running out of regional big D-1 teams to play for the first time. Recent memory says they've played Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Syracuse and Villanova.

    Hard to say but I wouldn't buy too much into the 'new team' philosophy. While we know there are many new faces the talk around town is this team has extremely high expectations. Many I speak to tend to think they will actually be better this year than last year. Way different, for sure. They'll be faster, deeper, stronger defensively and have way more scoring options. The scary thing is all four guards can shoot from deep and are elite drivers. Add to it Chucky should really have a huge season along with Joe's other import bigs. It's going to be a real fun team to watch.

    They could play Penn State, Ohio State or West Virginia.

    St. Francis would just make too much sense being 25 minutes up the road. I think that would be a cool yearly (real) game -- way better than Bethany and Westminster.

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  • hawks16
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    The past several years they'd play one road game either at Bowie or Fairmont.

    But they have the money to bring teams in so there have been several years they play all at home.

    Figure 4 of the 6 are in IUP weekend tournaments and Joe obviously isn't taking a road game in a D3 gym. They are in a series with Fairmont and it's in Indiana this year.

    UPJ usually plays in that Thanksgiving weekend set but they are going to Puerto Rico. Not sure who the fourth team will be ... likely a PSAC team.
    What are we thinking as far as exhibition games this year? There's obviously other factors in setting up the games, but do you think Joe tries to go the Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse route or with such a new team tries for some Florida Gulf Coast, Siena-type teams. Last year, they beat Ashland, beat Morehead State and then lost at Rupp Arena. Since Pitt won't play them (and there's no way the other D-1 Pittsburgh schools play them), IUP is kind of running out of regional big D-1 teams to play for the first time. Recent memory says they've played Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Syracuse and Villanova.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by Golden89 View Post
    Surprised they have all home non-con games. Is this usual for IUP?
    The past several years they'd play one road game either at Bowie or Fairmont.

    But they have the money to bring teams in so there have been several years they play all at home.

    Figure 4 of the 6 are in IUP weekend tournaments and Joe obviously isn't taking a road game in a D3 gym. They are in a series with Fairmont and it's in Indiana this year.

    UPJ usually plays in that Thanksgiving weekend set but they are going to Puerto Rico. Not sure who the fourth team will be ... likely a PSAC team.

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  • Golden89
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    That's a pretty solid non-conference lineup.

    Add to it crossover games with Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, (at) Mansfield, (at) Shepherd, (at) Shippensburg and Lock Haven.

    It should set them up for a strong SOS (not as daunting as a year ago).
    Surprised they have all home non-con games. Is this usual for IUP?

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    That's a pretty solid non-conference lineup.

    Add to it crossover games with Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, (at) Mansfield, (at) Shepherd, (at) Shippensburg and Lock Haven.

    It should set them up for a strong SOS (not as daunting as a year ago).

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Non-conference (all at home):

    Nov. 8 - West Virginia Wesleyan
    Nov. 9 - Concord

    Nov. 16 - Fairmont State

    Nov. 29 - Bridgeport (18-13 last year with some nice wins -- Daemen, St. Thomas Aquinas, etc.)

    Nov. 30 - Lake Erie (17-12 last year)

    Dec. 15 - Bethany (D3)

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    IUP is not playing Bowie State this year. That ends a long run.

    Bowie opens with Cal and Shepherd and then has non-conference games at Ship and at home against Gannon and Fairmont State.

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  • IUP24
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    Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
    Playing or scrimmaging??

    I figured you of all people would’ve been able to take that sarcasm comment for what it was worth...


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  • boatcapt
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    Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
    Must something in contract for playing Duke this year. Lol


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    Playing or scrimmaging??

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