Any comment on the coaches poll story?
I guess. I thought the comments below the rankings were right on the money. They did point out that Coach Smart has never won the regular season title and then they pointed out the Dayton run that eeked them into the tournament.Seems pretty par for the course, no?
From the various media reports that have come out the last few days, one message that I've heard time and again is that this year's UMass team has better chemistry than last year. The story coming from the players is that last year's team was fractured into groups, players had their own priorities and were not as concerned about winning as a team... which was at least partly to blame for the team's collapse the 2nd half of the year.2014-15 Atlantic 10 coaches poll "Chaz was so tough, and looked like a great leader. I'm not sure they will be able to find someone who can do what he did."
Seems pretty par for the course, no?
Yes, seems like the standard tiers.Any comment on the coaches poll story?
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/11670358/derrick-gordon-massachusetts-minutemen-says-wascome-quit-basketballAMHERST, Mass. -- UMass guard Derrick Gordon told ESPN that he would have quit basketball if he did not come out publicly as gay last April.
The 6-foot-2 junior, who averaged 9.4 points last season for a UMass team that lost to Tennessee in the NCAA tournament, said he was beyond miserable and was on the verge of quitting the sport.
"I was coming out or giving up basketball," Gordon told ESPN on Wednesday. "It was breaking me down."
AAC? Did they mean A-10 or has it become the Alien Aiden Conference?2014-15 AAC Projected Standings
1. VCU Rams
2. Dayton Flyers
3. George Washington Colonials
4. UMass Minutemen
5. Richmond Spiders
6. Rhode Island Rams
7. La Salle Explorers
8. Saint Joseph's Hawks
9. Saint Louis Billikens
10. St. Bonaventure Bonnies
11. Duquesne Dukes
12. Davidson Wildcats
13. George Mason Patriots
14. Fordham Rams
After a season in which the Atlantic 10 surprisingly -- and somewhat controversially -- sent six teams to the NCAA tournament, the conference may struggle to produce such depth in 2014-15. Both Saint Louis and Saint Joseph's are fading, Rhode Island is rising (but not quite quickly enough) and the bottom of the conference remains soft. But the A-10 is certainly capable of yielding a team capable of making a deep tourney run like Dayton did a season ago.
A loaded VCU squad is the clear-cut favorite. Dayton is experienced and, with Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre back, blessed with potential star power. GW and its superb junior class have been building toward this season. And UMass -- even without Chaz Williams -- is balanced and talented. For a league that was supposed to fade without the likes of Temple and Xavier, that's a strong upperclass -- one that is again capable of making its doubters look foolish.
Well, remember, they do employ Eamonn Brennan--that should determine their imbecility.I always get bent at urmite for no reason. Does ESPN still have it listed as AAC? What a bunch of imbeciles. I sent the writer a tweet to change it to A10.
That's ok. I'm sure we both see a post from an opposing fan and assume it is going to be negative.I always get bent at urmite for no reason. Does ESPN still have it listed as AAC? What a bunch of imbeciles. I sent the writer a tweet to change it to A10.