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by ncace
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Illinois - Nov 8th Scouting report
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Illinois - Nov 8th Scouting report

It's so early in the season that "W" teams like UE can sometimes sneak up on a P5. Illinois will not know much about us, with change in tempo and scheme. If we have a couple of guys get hot, and provided we play some good D, I'd like to think we have a shot. I can't think of another team i...
by ncace
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Class of 2019
Topic: MBB Early Signing period
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: MBB Early Signing period

Walt's been pretty frugal with offers so far. IMHO, he's tried to focus first on guys he'd have regardless of timing. He knows priorities, and he will also know whether he needs to upgrade any of the current roster. Obviously, other teams do this all the time, and with the preponderance of transfers...
by ncace
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Illinois St.
Replies: 23
Views: 1796

Re: Illinois St.

The fix is in. Muller is not playing the game to the degree that some other coaches have, but he will do pretty much anything to reach the Dance this year. His eyes are on the prize: a ticket to a head coaching job at a P5 school. Yarb. Isn't the only piece, but he is a key to a potentially big seas...
by ncace
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Caravan
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Caravan

May be a bit of a stretch to view BG as part of our market, but also doesn't hurt anything. With UK background, Walt will be a draw, and it might help set up a home and home w/WKU, maybe starting as soon as '19-20?
by ncace
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18
Replies: 15
Views: 1255

Re: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18

Hopefully, we are in a significant non-conf. tournament every year. Play 2-3 P5 teams to test our mettle and give the fans a potential road trip. The U of I and X games this year are outstanding. A regional P5 and an old rival.....LOVE IT! As I look back on our prospects in the Spring, this is a non...
by ncace
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18
Replies: 15
Views: 1255

Re: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18

This is the best we could have hoped for given the lack of support from the Maui Classic and the few D1 schools remaining to fill holes in their non-con schedule. KWC will be a nice draw, a great audience to officially welcome Walter to Ford, and an opportunity to bring back some memories. Don't kno...
by ncace
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Class of 2019
Topic: 2019* Castle, IN Guard Alex Hemenway
Replies: 86
Views: 16422

Re: 2019* Castle, IN Guard Alex Hemenway

Wish him well. I don't see where DePaul fits, but Creighton would seem to be a good landing spot, and he'd probably start as a Soph. at Belmont. I see a few Clemson games every year, and while he isn't a type cast Clemson 2, that's probably where he'll land. He probably wasn't coming our way regardl...
by ncace
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18
Replies: 15
Views: 1255

Re: Maui Mainland Tournament - Nov 17-18

UE can be creative about this Maui Mainland tourney, if they have time and the creativity to get out in front of it. Special Hawaiian shirts, a welcome dinner, UE fans "adopt" Chaminade on the night we don't play them, etc. For a team that has added a great, local flavor to the Maui Classi...
by ncace
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Non Conference Schedule Released!
Replies: 103
Views: 10566

Re: Non Conference Schedule Released!

Interesting that Tx. Southern is playing AT Gonzaga Nov. 10, at Iowa St. on Nov. 12, then at San Diego St. on Nov. 14. The athletic dept. may not be ready to make an announcement because they don't have the 4th team lined up for the "Maui Mainland" yet. However, since Tx. Southern is playi...
by ncace
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Non Conference Schedule Released!
Replies: 103
Views: 10566

Re: Non Conference Schedule Released!

I don't think the Maui Classic really gives a hoot as to how the tourney is structured. On the gopurpleaces schedule, the games are only listed as Nov. 17 and 18, so it's conceivable that it won't be anything other than 2 preset games: i.e. UE vs. Tx So. and Chaminade vs. unknown D1 the first night,...

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