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spoke to a buddy, said the atmosphere inside the athletic department is not one that would make you think someone is getting fired. hope he is wrong.
 

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spoke to a buddy, said the atmosphere inside the athletic department is not one that would make you think someone is getting fired. hope he is wrong.
Normally these things are kept quiet...especially where the administration has to go for approval of buyout.
 

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When Borals left Stony Brook did not do a search, they promoted Geno Ford.

There is no Geno Ford, to promote, on the Binghamton Staff.

Over the past couple of years, SUNY schools have been experiencing shortages in funding. There is no money to buyout Demspey and hire a new coach.
 

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SBU did have a search just chose to stay in house. sbu hired ford because it was the path of least resistance and they need to win. Pikiell left 3 years ago and they have not played in a championship game since. They lost to us as a 2 seed last year and could lose tomorrow night. how embarrassing. Hiring ford gave them their best chance of immediate success. If they lose tomorrow night they are one or two years away from being us. well not as bad but certainly not a good situation if you are an AD with aspirations....
 

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From the Binghamton University Student News Paper - Editorial

Given the dismal track record of BU's men's basketball program, administrators must consider changing the leadership of the team — and the athletics department as a whole

 

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Good for the Pipe Dream (an all-time great student newspaper name), and good for student journalism. Binghamton does deserve better. I do wonder how much the current president of the school cares or notices. ADs rarely get outright fired at this level, it's either leaving for another job or retiring. My guess is Eliott isn't truly in danger. But, it also seems like he's just unwilling to admit he messed up on his key hire, and perhaps is benefitting from the school's administration not placing an emphasis on caring about it to do anything? Here's hoping this time next year we're not only in a sense of relative normalcy but that the "new Binghamton coach" thread is the most popular one on here.
 

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i dont know if dempsey was the wrong hire at the time. Binghamton wasnt ready to win right away and to be honest probably didnt want to win right away because of the questions it would raise. just wanted to go under the radar. Dempsey did his job. Brought in good kids, got it to stable ground(all areas other than winning), didnt embarrass the program.... Thank you coach dempsey!

that all being said we reached the point where we as a school and program can move on. most people forgot about 2009 other than die hard bing/AE fans. it reminds me of the Oh Yeah show on MSG or SNY. The 2009 team is an Oh Yeah moment. of course if we start winning again and get back to the NCAA tournament people will bring up old stories but we cant worry about that. It is all about the current students and athletes in the program. cant punish them for what happened 10 years ago under a former coach, former AD and former president.
 

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No real D1-caliber PG on the roster unless someone like Mills or Bertram are going to try and run things, but both seem more fitting at the 2. Hjalmarsson is fine off the bench, but he is not a starting point guard, at least based off last season.

G ???
G Bertram
G Mills? Hinckson?
F Tinsley
F Bruce? Does he immediately slot in after a two year break? Otherwise maybe Akuwovo?

EDIT: Forgot about transfer Hunter Crist. Guessing he gets the lion's share of the ball handling duties if he's eligible.
 

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No real D1-caliber PG on the roster unless someone like Mills or Bertram are going to try and run things, but both seem more fitting at the 2. Hjalmarsson is fine off the bench, but he is not a starting point guard, at least based off last season.

G ???
G Bertram
G Mills? Hinckson?
F Tinsley
F Bruce? Does he immediately slot in after a two year break? Otherwise maybe Akuwovo?

EDIT: Forgot about transfer Hunter Crist. Guessing he gets the lion's share of the ball handling duties if he's eligible.
Yeah maybe I was drinking the kool aid, when I said one of his best teams, so I will change it to one of his best shooting teams... Losing Sessoms definitely hurts tremendously at the pg spot.

PG, Hunter Crist is a grad transfer, so he is eligible, Hjalmarsson I imagine will be the backup. Hopefully Dempsey doesn't try to play his son much, he's D3 at best.

SG, Thinking Bertram, Mills will be the first one off the bench.

SG/SF Going with Hinckson, thinking he is eligible because it seems that just about any player gets a waiver this year. He would of been the go to, or one of the go to guys for Manhattan this year. I'm also excited about Beamer, kid can shoot and works hard.

PF Tinsley, could see him playing the 3 at times, but a 40 minute player for sure

C/F. I guess this depends how ready Bruce is, but Akuwovo was a 3 star center who had some really nice offers out of high school. I like them both. Hopefully Dempsey doesn't play Willis much, it was a disaster every time he touched the ball.

I see a 9 man rotation, not sure if the freshman Amos could make it 10
 

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Curious to see how Bertram plays, I really liked him out of HS/AAU but he hasn't played a whole lot of basketball in a couple years, even pre-COVID.
 

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Looks like it's still up an the air after reading this, and on another note is Dempsey really going to start Petcash?

I think we might see a school-record number of three point attempts this season. Tinsley and Mills put up a lot of threes last year and that’s what Petcash’s speciality is too. Bertram, despite the 1-for-20 showing while at Charlotte, comes in with the reputation of being an elite shooter. Beamer is also a bit of a three-point specialist.

There may be times when they “go small” and all five guys on the court score primarily from behind the arc.

Interesting to read Beamer compared to Tinsley. Loved watching Tinsley’s style of play last season and would be great if Beamer has the same type of motor.
 

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I think we might see a school-record number of three point attempts this season. Tinsley and Mills put up a lot of threes last year and that’s what Petcash’s speciality is too. Bertram, despite the 1-for-20 showing while at Charlotte, comes in with the reputation of being an elite shooter. Beamer is also a bit of a three-point specialist.

There may be times when they “go small” and all five guys on the court score primarily from behind the arc.

Interesting to read Beamer compared to Tinsley. Loved watching Tinsley’s style of play last season and would be great if Beamer has the same type of motor.
I like the video I've seen on Beamer, looks like he works his tail off on the court.

Also looks like Hinckson, if his waiver doesn't go through sooner may be available for conference play according to this tweet

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Sources: The basketball oversight committee expected to recommend that the NCAA allow ALL transfers to get waiver to play this season. This would be proposed to the D-1 Council — which next meets on Dec. 16. There is a chance it could be voted on prior to the 16th.

LONG OVERDUE
 

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Despite losing Sessoms to Penn State as well as Sarr and Caldwell to graduation, I think the case could be made that between the incoming transfers Bertram, Hinckson, Crist and Beamer, plus the return of Bruce and the now-eligible Akuwovo, the Bearcats could be a bit more of a “complete” team than last year, even if there’s no individual player quite like Sessoms. This says nothing of guys like Tinsley or Mills taking a step forward in their development either.

At the very least, this should be an improved defensive and rebounding squad with the athleticism and size of 6’7” guard Hinckson, 6’9” Bruce and 6’9” Akuwovo. If Beamer is Tinsley-esque, that’s another bulldog of a forward for teams to contend with.

Like every year, I’m cautiously optimistic. But that’s hinging more on the reputation, rather than what’s been proven recently, of guys like Bertram, who didn’t produce at Charlotte despite the 3 star rating and dozens of scholarship offers, and Bruce, who hasn’t played in two years and might not be the same guy he used to be for all we know.

Regardless, I’m excited for Saturday afternoon and hope the team remains Covid-free all winter. Having some college hoops will make the winter suck a little bit less—as it always has!
 

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It appears both the Canisius and Quinnipiac home games have been removed from the schedule. Hopefully they can find another program to get some games in. With all these new faces they need as much time on the floor together as they can get.

In the preview of this weekend's home-and-home with Marist, it was written that Hinckson will be sitting this season. As mentioned in another thread, there is still the possibility that all transfers are given immediate eligibility in the near future. Either way, I guess it shouldn't be too surprising he wasn't granted a waiver as he moved further from home by coming to Binghamton and his previous school wasn't going through a coaching change, which it seems are usually the best way to get a waiver.
 
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