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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    * BREAKING NEWS *

    Bryce Radford is entering the transfer portal.




    Can't say this is a shocker. His path to court time would have been very murky moving forward.
    His size was an issue on the defensive end!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    * BREAKING NEWS *

    Bryce Radford is entering the transfer portal.




    Can't say this is a shocker. His path to court time would have been very murky moving forward.

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  • CALUPA69
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    And, to answer Boat's upcoming question, YES, HE CAN SHOOT THE TREY.
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    His 3 shooting in '20-'21 when he started 18/19 games was .311 which is OK but he doesn't seem like a bomber...most made 3s was 3 vs MERRIMACK; most taken 3s was 8 vs SF-BROOKLYN. He probably should have been D2 to start with but seems to think he's D1 and won't be convinced otherwise if his TP stint is any indication. And, of course, Palm Beach.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Well, if you believe message boards (no pun intended) ... it certainly appears Alabama is pretty warm and fuzzy with Armoni.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    What I don't get about Laskey is he was a superstar in the WPIAL, played actual minutes at St. Francis, sat in the portal for 8 months, is a 6'5" shooting guard with 2 years' eligibility, is a great student ... and, not one PSAC school offered him.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by Scrub View Post

    But it's in Palm Beach! Philly Street is nice, but it's got nothing on Palm Beach!
    And, to answer Boat's upcoming question, YES, HE CAN SHOOT THE TREY.

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  • Scrub
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Former St. Francis guard Bryce Laskey signed with D2 Palm Beach Atlantic.

    I was hoping IUP was going to go after him but it never happened.

    PBA is not a very good program.
    But it's in Palm Beach! Philly Street is nice, but it's got nothing on Palm Beach!

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Former St. Francis guard Bryce Laskey signed with D2 Palm Beach Atlantic.

    I was hoping IUP was going to go after him but it never happened.

    PBA is not a very good program.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by IUPHawks24 View Post

    So if IUP had 8 full equivalencies, they have to raise roughly 250k a year? That’s a ton of money. I guess I just assumed some of the scholarships were given every year and absorbed by the school.

    How do these schools manage to do it every year? And what about football, where you need way more scholarships? It just seems like a ton of coin. Doesn’t Title IX have to factor in too?
    Some of it is endowed (principle invested and they withdraw no more than 4% earned interest) others are generated by donations, sponsorships, etc. I imagine Joe negotiated to keep a lot of the ticket revenue for games.

    What IUP has done is put nearly all of their men's scholarship opportunities in football & basketball. Its one reason baseball was allowed to languish - almost no scholarship money. This strategy props up the sports people care about - most minor sports may not be great but they'll attract decent athletes without scholarship money for the opportunity. To be Title IX compliant you have to do well in the general athletic fundraising campaign each year to backfill what's not already designated for football & MBB but also funding women's scholarships proportionally. Hopefully that makes sense.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUPHawks24 View Post

    So if IUP had 8 full equivalencies, they have to raise roughly 250k a year? That’s a ton of money. I guess I just assumed some of the scholarships were given every year and absorbed by the school.

    How do these schools manage to do it every year? And what about football, where you need way more scholarships? It just seems like a ton of coin. Doesn’t Title IX have to factor in too?
    It's why D2 sports is more lopsided than MLB.

    There are rich teams, poor teams ... and, the rest in between.

    Wanna see who wins year after year ... follow the money.

    The Clarion types may get a good year every 5-6 years but by and large have no chance year to year. It will be even worse now in the Portal Era.

    Clarion, Lock Haven, etc., will just be feeder programs for the wealthy. Go there for 1-2 years, develop, raise your stock ... and get on the first freaking train out of town.

    Cal football was a great example. Doormat forever until Angelo started pumping all sorts of money in to the program. And, poof, they took off like a bat out of h*ll.

    Joe is blessed with a lot of corporate money being pumped in to the KCAC -- along with some big private money. Stars aren't cheap. You gotta spend big to win big.

    Joe's a great coach. No doubt. But how good would he do at Clarion?

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  • IUPHawks24
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    Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

    There's a 10 scholarship limit for basketball. For the PASSHE schools, those scholarships are real dollars raised by the school sitting in an account to pay themselves. So if IUP has 8 full scholarship dollars, multiply the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books) by 8. I wonder if the per-credit tuition model had athletes taking fewer classes to stretch out the money. Because the money is real and limited, its treated as "second dollar" money after all the government grants and academic scholarships.

    For the privates, they award scholarships by just discounting the tuition (like paying below sticker for your car). Discounts are usually targeted by population so there are net tuition revenue goals for each group of students (men's basketball might need to bring in a certain amount of net tuition revenue to justify expenses or the discounts). Since the discount margin is factored into the university budget, they can spend more without it really affecting program operations. For PASSHE, a coach might need to decide between new equipment or an extra $1,000 for a player or making an away game an overnight. For the privates, the scholarships never affect how the program runs.
    So if IUP had 8 full equivalencies, they have to raise roughly 250k a year? That’s a ton of money. I guess I just assumed some of the scholarships were given every year and absorbed by the school.

    How do these schools manage to do it every year? And what about football, where you need way more scholarships? It just seems like a ton of coin. Doesn’t Title IX have to factor in too?

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by IUPHawks24 View Post

    Thanks for the explanation. I just assumed that most/all of the guys were on full scholarships. What about the privates? Is it different?

    For example, with the Waldo situation, I don’t understand why he would commit early if he wasn’t getting a free ride. When he could hold out, play out his senior year, and see if something came his way.

    Depending on Armoni, hopefully they have what they need resource wise to replace him if he goes.
    There's a 10 scholarship limit for basketball. For the PASSHE schools, those scholarships are real dollars raised by the school sitting in an account to pay themselves. So if IUP has 8 full scholarship dollars, multiply the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books) by 8. I wonder if the per-credit tuition model had athletes taking fewer classes to stretch out the money. Because the money is real and limited, its treated as "second dollar" money after all the government grants and academic scholarships.

    For the privates, they award scholarships by just discounting the tuition (like paying below sticker for your car). Discounts are usually targeted by population so there are net tuition revenue goals for each group of students (men's basketball might need to bring in a certain amount of net tuition revenue to justify expenses or the discounts). Since the discount margin is factored into the university budget, they can spend more without it really affecting program operations. For PASSHE, a coach might need to decide between new equipment or an extra $1,000 for a player or making an away game an overnight. For the privates, the scholarships never affect how the program runs.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUPHawks24 View Post

    Thanks for the explanation. I just assumed that most/all of the guys were on full scholarships. What about the privates? Is it different?

    For example, with the Waldo situation, I don’t understand why he would commit early if he wasn’t getting a free ride. When he could hold out, play out his senior year, and see if something came his way.

    Depending on Armoni, hopefully they have what they need resource wise to replace him if he goes.

    Regarding Waldo, this is a really strange time. Like I said, I'm just guessing they offered him a half. Now, that can increase each year he's here.

    High school recruits were really up against it last year and this year. With so many college players taking advantage of the extra year, spots were (are) really hard to come by. So, even a 'half' may have been a really strong offer. Considering IUP is a D2 powerhouse, that just makes it all the sweeter.

    I know they are currently 'interested' in one other player from the WPIAL -- although, they haven't made an official offer yet.

    Long-term, perhaps that is the correct move. But, I really feel they need to find the right two additions for 22-23 via the portal.

    Out of Dillard, Polce and Radford, I'd say Dillard would be the most ready to start full-time (he is a natural point guard). Polce obviously isn't going to start over David or Shawndale but will be a fantastic 6th man next year. Radford has a lot of clean up prior to next season, but he did make some nice strides down the stretch.

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  • IUPHawks24
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    In D2, there aren't as many 'full rides' (via scholarship money) as many think.

    Using IUP as an example, in a typical year they may have (8) scholarship equivalencies Joe usually keeps 12 or 13 on the roster.

    For many years there, I 'think' he was loading up his first (7) players or so -- probably most with full rides. However, his teams never had much depth beyond those guys. Seems in the recent years he's added more depth -- likely by taking more 'half-ride' guys than 'full-ride' guys (at least as you get in to players 6 and further down the bench).

    There are so many loopholes to get players extra money ... who knows what really goes on. Dante came here for free for four years so he didn't hit the salary cap. Only winning two tournament games in his four years (with basically an extra scholarship player) ... well, that's a different discussion.

    If you luck out and get a star player who can qualify for academic money ... all the better. That doesn't count against the 10 equivalency maximum. Or, as some East football schools tend to do, money can be given in different methods.

    As for the 'cash flow' ... I think Joe has a very steady flow of strong donors. Just a guess but the program will find a way to max out this coming season.


    This is all just a guess, but looking at the 'current' roster for next year, I'd guess:

    David Morris - Full Ride
    Ethan Porterfield - Full Ride
    Tomiwa Sulaiman - Full Ride
    Shawndale Jones - Full Ride

    Dallis Dillard, Bryce Radford and Kyle Polce - I suspect elevated to at least 3/4 ride for sophomore seasons -- both likely were 1/4 ride this past season.

    Ousmane Diop and KJ Rhodes - Guessing a 1/2 ride each -- both likely were 1/4 ride this past season.

    Damir Brooks possibly at 1/2 ride. Incoming freshman Dolan Waldo probably at 1/2 ride to start.


    That would add up to 8.25 equivalencies. Armoni and Demo obviously fell off the books. The deep bench are walk-ons and have no cap hit.


    Now, there has been rumors one of IUP's stars is on academic money. So, that would lower the cap to 7.25 equivalencies -- thus creating some available coin. And, if Joe convinces his inner circle to go All-In for 22-23, they could easily raise another 2.5 rides to max out.

    My hunch all along is they will add two transfers here in the coming weeks -- a PG and a big SF/SG.
    Thanks for the explanation. I just assumed that most/all of the guys were on full scholarships. What about the privates? Is it different?

    For example, with the Waldo situation, I don’t understand why he would commit early if he wasn’t getting a free ride. When he could hold out, play out his senior year, and see if something came his way.

    Depending on Armoni, hopefully they have what they need resource wise to replace him if he goes.

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  • ironmaniup
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    It had to be a tough choice for Armoni. With him, that could have been a near historic team for IUP next year. That's a lot to walk away from.
    I imagine it was tough. But really this year he accomplished as much as he could hope for here. With Shawndale back, they might be better as a team, but its not a guarantee. and what more could they accomplish next year? Win the last two games, go undefeated ? Maybe, but that still requires some luck. If he ends up playing in the SEC, or some similar program, even if he's average there, it will be a big deal for him. He'll never wonder how he could have done in a big time program.

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