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  • Re: Iup basketball

    Originally posted by hawks16 View Post
    I don't remember what the schedule was originally, but apparently there is a change somewhere.


    INDIANA, Pa. — The IUP men's basketball team finalized its non-conference schedule for the 2019-20 season.

    Six games were added to IUP's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) mandated schedule. The Crimson Hawks will play five of their non-conference games at the Kovalchick Complex and one road game at Le Moyne College. The additions total their regular season schedule to 28 games.

    The non-conference opponents consist of Concord and West Virginia Wesleyan from the Mountain East Conference (MEC), Bridgeport from the East Coast Conference (ECC), Le Moyne from the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10), Lake Erie College from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and Division III Bethany College from the President's Athletic Conference (PAC).

    The Crimson Hawks open the season with their annual IRMC/Hilton Garden Inn Classic, November 8-9, against Concord and West Virginia Wesleyan. The Mountain Lions finished the season with a 20-10 overall record and a MEC semifinal appearance. The Rams ended their season after falling short in the first round of the MEC tournament, finishing with a 11-18 overall record.

    The early season homestand continues November 15, against Le Moyne. The Dolphins finished their 2018-19 season with a 18-10 overall record and claimed their third straight division title. Le Moyne earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Division II East Regional before falling in the quarterfinal round to end the season.

    IUP will host Bridgeport and Lake Erie College for their annual Thanksgiving Classic, November 29-30. The Crimson Hawks kick off the tournament with their first matchup against Bridgeport. The Purple Knights were the ECC Championship runner-up and finished the season with a 18-13 record. IUP will then face Lake Erie for the first time since 2010 and will mark just the fourth meeting in program history between the two squads.

    The non-conference schedule wraps up December 15, against Bethany College. The Bison finished 5-20 overall with freshman Allayasas Bray earning three PAC Rookie Athlete of the Week honors.

    Originally it was reported Fairmont was coming to the KCAC.

    So, that is gone and a road trip to Le Moyne replaced it.

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    • Re: Iup basketball

      Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
      Originally it was reported Fairmont was coming to the KCAC.

      So, that is gone and a road trip to Le Moyne replaced it.
      Hey, I think I reported that IUP and Fairmont were playing somewhere, sometime! My "league sources" aren't what they used to be.
      Pete Sirianni. Digital Editor, New Castle News.

      2016 IUP graduate. twitter.com/petersirianni.

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      • Re: Iup basketball

        Originally posted by IUPalum View Post
        I'm the youth movement! lol
        You and IUPBigIndians both graduated the same year. That doesn't sound like it would be all that long ago but I guess it's close to 20 years now. Hard to believe.

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        • Re: Iup basketball

          Originally posted by hawks16 View Post
          Hey, I think I reported that IUP and Fairmont were playing somewhere, sometime! My "league sources" aren't what they used to be.
          IUP also tweeted it out but pulled it the same day they posted it.

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          • Re: Iup basketball

            Since the roster and schedule is now 'final' ... here's the 'way too early' prediction for the regular season.


            Toughest games:

            Nov. 24 (East Stroudsburg) - IUP should enter 4-0. This will be a big test for the IUP post players and the first time the guards see the 40-minute press. This is a huge regional game. ESU will get a stern test the day prior at UPJ. The Hawks hopefully catch some tired legs.

            Nov. 29 (Bridgeport) - Unknown, solid opponent which returns core of last year's team.

            Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 roadtrip to Shepherd and Shippensburg - Good timing as the gyms will be pretty empty. Ship is going to be really good this year.


            West Play:

            Mercyhurst - The Lakers visit the KCAC in the heart of funeral season (Monday night, Jan. 6). Mercyhurst will have many new faces but that doesn't always matter. Gary tends to confuse IUP pretty well. Return trip to Erie is Saturday, Feb. 1.

            Slippery Rock - Joe gets a break heading up there Jan. 8 in what will likely be a pro-IUP crowd. Nonetheless, Morrow has been a house of horrors for IUP as of late.

            UPJ - This should be the series of the year. The first meeting is in Johnstown. The second is the last day of the regular season in the KCAC.

            Cal - The Vulcans have played IUP rather tough the past couple years -- especially in the Angelo Dome. IUP has not looked good down there in the second half of the past several trips. Cal will also be much-improved this season.

            at Seton Hill -- I know, I know. But, whatever it is ... something bad seems to always happen down in the yellow shoebox.


            Early projection: 24-4

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              For what it's worth, IUP's winter break runs from Friday, Dec. 6 until Tuesday, Jan. 21. That covers 10 games in the 28-game season.
              Pete Sirianni. Digital Editor, New Castle News.

              2016 IUP graduate. twitter.com/petersirianni.

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                Well, that (XMAS) break actually shouldn't hurt them too much this year.

                Home games missed by students: Bethany, Lock Haven, Mercyhurst, Cal

                Away games during the same period: Mansfield, Shepherd, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, Gannon, Edinboro


                Getting to play at Ship and SRU over break is a big advantage -- especially at Slippery Rock. IUP's visit is the only big crowd they get all year and the students pack the place. Plus, Joe has struggled to win up there in the hostile environment. I believe they are just 5-5 in the last 10 trips to Morrow.

                Conversely, they'll get SRU in the KCAC on Saturday night, Feb. 8. SRU's winless streak in Indiana is at almost 30 years. Amazing to think about, ...

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                  Great to see that former IUP WBB standout Jahzinga Tracey has been tabbed for the IUP Athletic Hall of Fame! Simply the best ever! A real privilege to be able to watch her play ball here. It absolutely floors me to think that it has been over 10 years now since she last suited up for IUP.

                  Very deserving honor for her! Congrats!

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                  • Re: Iup basketball

                    Per today's release from IUP, Joe ranked 13th in D2 attendance last season (at a hair over 1,500 per).

                    Love to see that get to 2,000 avg this year.

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                    • Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
                      Per today's release from IUP, Joe ranked 13th in D2 attendance last season (at a hair over 1,500 per).

                      Love to see that get to 2,000 avg this year.

                      That’s a good number. Would love to see it be a tick higher with the facility and team, but such is life. That’s more than a lot of D1 programs average.


                      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                      • Re: Iup basketball

                        Men's basketball assistant Allen Payne is leaving to become an assistant at D-I Elon.

                        https://twitter.com/CoachAllenPayne/...892516352?s=20
                        Last edited by hawks16; 07-31-2019, 11:07 PM.
                        Pete Sirianni. Digital Editor, New Castle News.

                        2016 IUP graduate. twitter.com/petersirianni.

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                        • Re: Iup basketball

                          Originally posted by hawks16 View Post
                          Men's basketball assistant Allen Payne is leaving to become an assistant at D-I Elon.

                          https://twitter.com/CoachAllenPayne/...892516352?s=20
                          That was just a matter of time. He has a real bright future in the business. I wish him well.

                          It's a good job under Joe. He has a long track record of getting those guys to their next job quickly.

                          They earn their money under Joe from what I hear, too.

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                            Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
                            That was just a matter of time. He has a real bright future in the business. I wish him well.

                            It's a good job under Joe. He has a long track record of getting those guys to their next job quickly.

                            They earn their money under Joe from what I hear, too.
                            Darn, I thought we were getting one more year out of Allen. Ugh, I wish him well!

                            AND yes, Joe works the heck out of his assistants. Stevie Piotrowicz will vouch for that! Speaking of, Stevie will be the head coach of Erie Cathedral Prep this coming school year.

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                            • Re: Iup basketball

                              Originally posted by IUPalum View Post
                              Darn, I thought we were getting one more year out of Allen. Ugh, I wish him well!

                              AND yes, Joe works the heck out of his assistants. Stevie Piotrowicz will vouch for that! Speaking of, Stevie will be the head coach of Erie Cathedral Prep this coming school year.

                              KR to Indiana

                              KR could be Joe's top assistant

                              Start the rally

                              #FREEKEVINREYNOLDS


                              All seriousness ... may not be a bad hire -- especially on Aug. 1.

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                              • Re: Iup basketball

                                Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
                                KR to Indiana

                                KR could be Joe's top assistant

                                Start the rally

                                #FREEKEVINREYNOLDS


                                All seriousness ... may not be a bad hire -- especially on Aug. 1.
                                Can you imagine those two together... hahahaha

                                I think I know where KR will surface!

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