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Hi all,

My name is Josh Paunil and I'm a rising junior at American. I'm the editor-in-chief of The American Word, an AU student magazine, and I'm thinking of creating a Patriot League fantasy basketball game on our site. Some computer programmers I know who play fantasy sports say it's very doable on the tech side to make this work, so I just wanted to see if anyone would actually play and if there's any interest.

It'd be very similar to ESPN Fantasy Basketball (or I guess any other site that runs a fantasy basketball game). Right now, I'm thinking we'd have four leagues of ten teams each (or more/less leagues depending on how many people are interested) where six players are on the team (along with two IR spots in case your players get injured). The pool of players to draft from would be all ten Patriot League teams.

The scoring system would be similar to ESPN Standard Scoring in the sense that you get 1 point per point, rebound, assist, block, steal, etc. and lose a point for a turnover. Double-doubles would get bonus points and each match-up would last 1 week so you'd play almost everyone twice.

All of this is flexible, which is why I wanted to get feedback. For example, the number of players on a team can be changed. Again, I also wanted to see if anyone would be interested in playing so if you think you'd play, let me know and if you think this is a terrible idea, let me know that too. You'd have to be a "member" of the site but that just means when you get to the fantasy basketball page, you'd create an account (a very easy process) with your name, email address, team name, team logo, etc. and then log-in by entering your team name and password. I also contacted the Patriot League to see if there'd be any NCAA rules violated or any concerns like that, but they said it wouldn't be a problem at all.
 

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Yeah, I'd be down - sounds cool.

The America East board does something similar but very low-tech/no web interface.
 

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Welcome to the board.

If you don't want to go through the hassle of making the web game I recommend this site: http://www.fantrax.com/

I used it a couple years ago and it's just like any other fantasy website (ESPN, Yahoo, etc.). I played rotisserie but I think they have other scoring options. And yes, they have free leagues which should be more than adequate.

Unfortunately the NCAA basketball league is not yet up to view for 2013-2014, but if you contact their Support team I'm pretty sure they can give you a better idea of what they can offer.

Good luck.
 
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