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    Today, 12:09 PM
    NKU has torched the last two teams that have decided to not pressure them and/or sit in a zone. Detroit played 2-3 the entire game and Cleveland State played a soft man and then 1-3-1 zone for periods of time. I don't think NKU will see much more zone this year. NKU hit 8 of 10 threes in the first 10 minutes and led 30-21. They hit 10 of 19 threes in the first half and then hit their first 5 threes of the second half, so they were 15 for...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 AM
    Baseball is a very different game to call on the radio. Not sure what you expect from a baseball play-by-play guy but they have to talk a lot with not a lot of action (and even less today with walks, Ks, HR). Scully was a master at calling a game. I do agree with the assessment that Hoard would probably fill the role well. I like him on basketball but not so much on football. I think that is more due to him being with Lapham (who is...
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    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    Marty is a legend. As the voice of the Reds for 45 years, he will be missed. I guess some of you have soured on him in recent years but just like Joe's last few years had long stretches of dead air and line drives hit to "right left center field", I took Marty's more edgy side with a smile--his call of a game has not declined. It will be different in 2020.
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    Jan 16, 19, 09:47 AM
    Defense is starting to play well, which is key to Cal's teams. That's a really good sign. They probably are not going to beat a Top 25 team without Keldon but he only shot 6 times. Others played well, he was off, you get up comfortably, so he defers to others. Actually, nice to see a 20 point win when your best scorer doesn't score. Solid road win.
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    Jan 16, 19, 09:37 AM
    To the point, it's high school. These are very part time jobs for these guys and gals. They do their best. Some are better than others. I don't think what you have stated is any different than college or pro. There are stretches where there are more calls. Maybe they are trying to get control of the game or maybe it's just random or maybe the play is getting more aggressive--doesn't mean it's wrong. As far as the 2 official...
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    Jan 16, 19, 09:30 AM
    100%
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    Jan 12, 19, 05:00 PM
    Great job by Coach Brannen in the second half, deciding to drive the ball nearly every possession. WSU couldn't guard the Norse M2M. Tate dominated the second half and finished with 19 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast. McDonald had 22 pts, 12 reb, and the huge 3 to put NKU up 5 late. Ugly first half but a grind-it-out win to stay on top of the conference.
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    Jan 12, 19, 04:49 PM
    Everyone is ripping the winning coach. Why not rip the losing coach? There are videos of them holding the ball and the "better" team sitting in a zone up 3-0. Apparently there were two possession each in the first half. Same thing as the Highlands-ND game several years ago. The only thing that I would question is that it was done in a regular season game. If you're going to break out this strategy, why not wait until the postseason?
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    Jan 11, 19, 11:53 AM
    First, I'm guessing the answer is no. Second, there's a difference between being physically better than a team and execution. If you're telling them all (starters, second team, third team) to run and press, that is NOT good coaching. Campbell could have won by 80 without running any offense but as a coach, that doesn't benefit me. Would Campbell bring in their freshman or 8th grade team to practice their press? No, because it doesn't...
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    Jan 10, 19, 09:53 PM
    A few thoughts. I think the main problem with most people is winning by a large margin in a match-up like this. If it's Campbell beating another large school in NKY by 82, the thought is "what is wrong with _____(insert losing team)?" Second, has anyone who is supporting the run it up, press all you want, score all you can philosophy, ever been on a high school varsity coaching staff? It's easy to talk that way when you don't have to take...
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    Jan 10, 19, 12:08 PM
    You may be right. Don't know the situation. I should have said, "he should not be coaching there next year." (again, if the previous story is true, which it appears to be)
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    Jan 10, 19, 11:00 AM
    You score 97 points because you want to. Plan and simple. There is a 0% chance Calvary wins this game. You gain nothing from pressing them because it's probably not as competitive as your practice. This game shouldn't be played. If Calvary offered to drop the game, then shame on Campbell for making them play it.
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    Jan 10, 19, 09:16 AM
    Failing upwards. Lane Kiffin is impressed.
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    Jan 10, 19, 09:11 AM
    WV game only drew a little more than 5,000. Didn't they get over 6,000 for a homecoming game in the last few years? Either way, I was talking with a friend about it being a D1 era record. Heard the sidelines are over half 2/3 in the upper deck.
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    Jan 9, 19, 03:01 PM
    If this is true, that's bad. He will not be coaching there next year.
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    Jan 9, 19, 02:59 PM
    I think a lot of kids these days are specializing in one sport. I don't agree with it and don't know many coaches who are against their kids playing other sports. But with the new rules and being able to "practice" all year around, if you're not there working, someone else is and if it's your favorite sport, you're probably going to go.
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    Jan 9, 19, 02:53 PM
    That's right, it's up to 18 now. Still, 16-2 with second best being 12-6 doesn't seem likely.
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    Jan 9, 19, 11:16 AM
    To win the over, Tennessee has to go 16-0 and the second best team has to be 12-4. If they slip up a couple of times (which you would expect on the road) and go 14-2 (still very impressive) the second best team would have to be 10-6. I don't see that kind of gap here. It would be hard for any team in any conference to win the over on this bet. Is this a real line somewhere in Vegas?
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    Jan 9, 19, 10:25 AM
    I have not seen Cooper yet but now they are must see for me. Holding Neice to 2 and this team to 33 is pretty impressive.
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    Jan 7, 19, 08:27 AM
    What's going on there? I can't believe their isn't any basketball talent among 1600 (is it more?) students. Are they playing other sports?
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    Jan 6, 19, 04:14 PM
    Tough game for Highlands to be missing Vinson. SK's pressure wore on the guards in the second half.
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    Jan 5, 19, 05:26 PM
    Norse with a nice bounce-back win over Detroit, who had beaten Wright State by 21. Detroit HC Mike Davis' son Antoine is the second leading scorer in the nation and had 48 against WSU. He had 33 today but the Norse (I thought) played pretty good defense on him. The kid can play and is in the zone right now. He hit 10 threes the other night and was 13-24 overall today, 3-9 on threes. The Titans play nothing but 2-3 zone and the Norse...
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    Jan 5, 19, 03:46 PM
    Yeah, you're right. I probably wouldn't give the ball to the 6'11" D1 signee on the block on a 6'3" guy because he's pushing him a little bit. I mean, he probably hasn't seen that strategy all year long.
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    Jan 5, 19, 03:36 PM
    There's no explanation as to what happened, so that's all I got. The video speaks for itself.
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    Jan 5, 19, 01:29 PM
    I wasn't aware of the complete "policy" but thought it was pretty obvious when you combine the thread title, the comment, and the title of the link. Really not much else to add.
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    Jan 5, 19, 01:22 PM
    I'll take 6'11" vs. 6'3"-6'4"ish all day.
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    Jan 4, 19, 11:44 PM
    Safe to say he won't be approaching Scott Padgett on the street anytime soon. Referee Karl Hess confronts Samford head coach Scott Padgett in huddle - Mid-Major Madness
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    Jan 4, 19, 11:08 PM
    First thought I had in the Alford thread. Would be a good fit IMO.
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    Jan 4, 19, 11:04 PM
    Agree, WV didn't use Miles well offensively or defensively. SK is running 2 guards to half court to trap the ball for over half the game so you're playing 4 on 3 below the volleyball line with a 6'8" guy and a 6'11" guy and SK has no size anywhere and you struggle ofensively most of the night. Miles should have scored 40.
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    Jan 4, 19, 10:43 AM
    If the chemistry is that big of an issue, Draymond is the first to go. If not, they are idiots.
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