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  1. It really doesn't matter. If the team succeeds then playing in the new stadium will only make things better. If the team still flounders then it won't matter one way or the other. In the mean time I get a more comfortable seat in an air conditioned house with much better concessions. Cool beans......
  2. If you build it, they will come.
  3. Good for UNR. In this day you either get in the game or you get out. It amazes me that a higher education institute that has a School of Business doesn't have a clue on what is needed or how to invest in their own business, which is what sports is.
  4. New year....same thread
  5. Does anything about the last quarter century feel even remotely like top 100 let alone top 25. This is only a testament to how strong things were from 77 to 92.
  6. He still has the cred to pick a school with some BB prominence. UNLV is not that school and isn't even near a path to become that school. We are set for a few years of mainly 2 star and lower 3 star ranked players. MM will need to prove something before he can sell anything to higher level players. A coaching career of zero top 50 wins and 2 top 100 wins won't do it. A near empty T&M won't do it. Mendenhall is icing on a stale cake. Right now the future of this program is on hold waiting for an actual series of accomplishments.
  7. 2 years from now this could be the high water mark on our schedule. If you can't play up then you schedule down.
  8. THX
  9. I thought this was televised?
  10. Make it so!
  11. MM in his coaching career has been a mediocre coach that has had a modicum of success in lower level conferences. His record stands for itself against Top 50 teams - Zero Wins. He may find a way to increase wins over time and will probably do it the same way, by scheduling down. He still won't have much success in the MWC even though it continues to tumble. So expect a few more wins against lower level teams in the OOC and although I can't comprehend a worse conference record it won't get dramatically better either. We not only got what was leftover for a team we also got what was leftover as a coach which is a nice guy but not a coach to build a program.
  12. Tick tock.....
  13. We'll see I guess.
  14. 3 openings next year. 2 already filled. 1- 2 star JC transfer, 1- 2 star freshman. So it's the year after that or after that or........ This year has seen just a very low quality of basketball from players and coaches. Like the past few years a few flashes of hope that faded rather quickly. This year was never supposed to be about winning, it was supposed to be about building something/anything. So what was built? I am encouraged to see some of our Freshmen finally starting to get PT. No conclusions can be drawn from this year but that in itself is a little disappointing. Nuff said.
  15. 4 or 5 years ago the MWC was rated the 5th best in the country and was a 3 bid conference. There were 3 teams that were nationally recognized programs and competed almost every year for tournament bids along with several more improving rapidly. Then the coaching carousel started to turn. UNLV was the first to take a spin when they wouldn't pay Kruger what was necessary to keep him in Vegas. Next up was Alford who jumped at an offer to go to the bigs for money and stature. The last shoe to drop will be Fisher in the near future. The 1st sign of decline is for a program to settle and the fan base to buy into "Oh we'll be OK, the new guy has been in waiting and preparing for taking the reins for years". Well how well has that worked out for UNLV and UNM so far? SDSU is on the same track but......read the line above. At the same time the 2nd tier of the conference got sick and tired of being, well the 2nd tier. Those programs made changes, primarily to find program building coaches. Their rise hasn't been near as dramatic as the fall of the top tier as is evidenced by the fact that if it weren't for the automatic conference tournament winner bid the MWC would get no bid at all. Now as the overall decline continues the question is still what will the new first tier do to solidify their position. Is UNR preparing to find the million$ that they will need to keep their program building coach? Will BSU make their basketball program a priority like they have their football program? Will Eustachy keep his act together and is he capable of building a program full of eligible players? Will SDSU follow the same path already tried and be the nut found by the blind squirrel.? By all means though take pride in only being as good or bad as those other programs that you've always had contempt for. Maybe the big east will throw you another life preserver made of lead. Ask BSU to toss you a shirt tail again.