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by PeteRasche
Mon May 27, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)
Replies: 124
Views: 5188

Re: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)

Odd. Nothing on the official site at all. The only new baseball thing on the site is an NCAA tourney shirt, which calls it the CWS (not NCAA tourney) and has a weird (presumably preliminary?) graphic that has a bunch of gaps and DOESN'T include Tulane (pic below). The fact Campus Connection doesn't ...
by PeteRasche
Mon May 27, 2024 11:16 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)
Replies: 124
Views: 5188

Re: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)

??? Another example that conventional wisdom works. ESPN announcers especially the SEC Network types repeat it religiously like a Dalai Lama chant. Again if one accepts arbitrary classification as a “thief” then you deserve to be treated as second class. Whether fair or not your public reputation i...
by PeteRasche
Mon May 27, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)
Replies: 124
Views: 5188

Re: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)

And that’s the final. Wichita wins 12-2 (8). The AAC has stolen a second bid. Sorry Tulane didn’t steal anything. It won its tournament. The bubble teams bitching about it who may stay home should have played better and won their tournaments or surpassed ECU as at larges. ECU earned it too. No one ...
by PeteRasche
Mon May 27, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: ARE WE BACK?
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: ARE WE BACK?

It seems pretty clear from the analysis here that literally the only way to "be back" has to start with scheduling. Rather than the infamous west coast trips, we have to schedule at least two, maybe three, games or (preferably) weekend series against either SEC or ACC teams. Nicholls has a...
by PeteRasche
Sun May 26, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: ARE WE BACK?
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: ARE WE BACK?

Makes you wonder where our RPI would be if we still played LSU twice. Who cares about the game outcomes, by God, they played SEC power LSU twice! Bump that number a good 40 spots!
by PeteRasche
Sun May 26, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: ARE WE BACK?
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: ARE WE BACK?

Not yet. RPI tells you that right away. Oh, that wonderful metric that puts all the P4 teams waaaaaaay up high even if they suck, because they all play each other in conference play and just buoy themselves? Use the RPI for tourney seeding because, unfortunately, that is the metric that they use. S...
by PeteRasche
Sun May 26, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)
Replies: 124
Views: 5188

Re: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)

You know it’s going well when your list of hot hitters has seven guys on it. And six of them are > .400! I joked yesterday that a lot of coaches claim regular season isn't as important and they plan to turn it on and play their best in the tournament, but those teams almost always fail... you rarel...
by PeteRasche
Sat May 25, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Tulane Sports Discussion
Topic: College baseball to root for
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: College baseball to root for

Yup, and of this posting, the gofundme has over $35,000. My wife drove up for the game today. The story most won't hear is that the team got food poisoning and played until they almost couldn't. Half the team was puking behind the dugout; some relief pitchers got proactive IV's in case they were nee...
by PeteRasche
Sat May 25, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Tulane Sports Discussion
Topic: College baseball to root for
Replies: 4
Views: 166

College baseball to root for

Giving this it's own thread in "sports" for notice (and a shameless promotion of my wife's alma mater)... If y'all want some baseball to root for besides just the Wave, follow Birmingham Southern College baseball. Birmingham Southern College is the school closing this year due to mismanage...
by PeteRasche
Thu May 23, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Tulane Sports Discussion
Topic: G5 Top 25 Coming Soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: G5 Top 25 Coming Soon?

... the AAC, MWC and CUSA football championship games are all at the same time on that December Friday night P2 fans and media shills: "Look at how bad the ratings are for all the G5 championship games!" (ignoring the fact they are concurrent and therefore split viewership) Sadly, these g...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 22, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)
Replies: 124
Views: 5188

Re: Baseball is AAC Tourney 3rd Seed (Tournament Discussion Thread)

While it's probably true of college kids in general, I would think late-night activities would favor people who live in New Orleans. 8)
by PeteRasche
Sun May 19, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: View of our chances to make the expanded playoff
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: View of our chances to make the expanded playoff

I’ll do you one better while playing make believe. Go 12-0 and watch KSU win the B12 and we get a playoff bye because they can’t move them ahead of us. Pete will roll over in his grave preemptively If we're 13-0 AAC champs and KSU is 12-1 Big 12 champs, we'd definitely be ahead of KSU the whole way...
by PeteRasche
Fri May 17, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: View of our chances to make the expanded playoff
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: View of our chances to make the expanded playoff

My biggest takeaway is that pretty much all of the G5s above us have one or two P4 teams they play and if they beat them, they'll justify their ranking here. The thing is, I really don't think many, if any, will. For all the hubbub over Boise for getting a QB we passed on (apparently could have had ...
by PeteRasche
Fri May 17, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: FTW "Committed to Excellence" Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: FTW "Committed to Excellence" Campaign

Or just support our current and future players so that the cupboard won't be bare when and if we get a new coach. A new coach won't want to come to a program that doesn't have a strong NIL and at least some talent on the roster. Yeah..."our fanbase wanted us to get a new coach before they poni...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 15, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Vegas puts Tulane's win total next year at . . .
Replies: 42
Views: 1188

Re: Vegas puts Tulane's win total next year at . . .

For many years we were bad and lamented how much more talent and depth our (horrible old CUSA) opponents had compared to us. Even with equal coaching, they out-talented us. When the opponents had good coaches, they creamed us, and it didn't matter if they had a bunch of new players still learning to...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 15, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: NCAA Recruiting Change
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: NCAA Recruiting Change

So....can recruits be given their gift packs enroute to the hotel? I mean… if a gift pack falls off a truck and happens to land near a recruit, that is still legal right?!! That plan was perfectly legal for a lot of blue blood football and basketball programs for decades, before NIL even was though...
by PeteRasche
Fri May 10, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: NCAA Recruiting Change
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: NCAA Recruiting Change

Yet another advantage certainly pushed through for the P2/P4 and their money. Paying for flights, hotels, fancy dinners, etc... At this point they'll hire full-time employees who are in charge of purely running the official visits (somebody has to keep track of the recruit's favorite snacks and make...
by PeteRasche
Thu May 09, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: 7-0 250# Stefan Cicic commits to Tulane
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: 7-0 250# Stefan Cicic commits to Tulane

On edit: my only concern is he is “1000% Committed,”. What’s next, we hire a defensive guru to install an actual defense? (This actually isn’t a bad idea) If not for the fact Hunter has been asked about that in TP interviews and specifically said that the matchup zone defense was his thing and nobo...
by PeteRasche
Thu May 09, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: 7-0 250# Stefan Cicic commits to Tulane
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: 7-0 250# Stefan Cicic commits to Tulane

There is a big difference between highly-rated out of high school and "highly-rated out of high school but transferring after a year or two due to not playing much at the original school" (which happens to be the case for all but like one of these "exciting" recruits). I'll be ve...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 08, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: Wilson Center Renovations
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Wilson Center Renovations

tjtlja wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 8:33 pm Has the IPF began construction? Or has it been put on the eternal back burner like it was for Fritz?
Pretty sure construction is starting after students are gone. So another few weeks.
by PeteRasche
Wed May 08, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball

Tulane offered 7-0 250# C Stefan Cicic on his official visit to Tulane last week. He is a 2024 HS SR from the Chicago area. Miami (FL), GA Tech, Bradley, and others are very involved. Does he like to play outside, handle the ball, and shoot threes? Or would he be a bench warmer like our previous ta...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 08, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball

Pete, get on the phone and call Fitts and Harris asking for an interview. You should be coaching this team. Ha! No thanks. Doc and Randy could co-coach though! Pete - I think you make a lot of valid points, you always have - but just FYI - Tulane offered 7-0 250# C Stefan Cicic on his official visi...
by PeteRasche
Wed May 08, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Main YOGWF - Current Green Wave athletics talk, news and discussion
Topic: 2024 Strength of Schedule Football
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: 2024 Strength of Schedule Football

Link? Were any G5 teams ahead of us? I've lost track of how many P4 schools there are now, but I'm guessing pretty much every P4 school is ahead of us by virtue of their conference schedules being imagined as soooo harrrrrd. What I'd like to see is a ranking of every team's 4-game OOC SOS. Would we ...
by PeteRasche
Tue May 07, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball

I do appreciate the optimism Randy, but it's a hopeless cause. Hunter isn't going to get a big man because he doesn't want one . He has publicly said this in T-P interviews. His ideal team is five 6'7 swing types who are long on defense and can shoot the three or slash. He has stated that rebounding...
by PeteRasche
Mon May 06, 2024 9:06 pm
Forum: Wayne's Wash Board- Green Wave Athletic Recruiting and signing news & discussion
Topic: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Rowan Brumbaugh commits to Men’s Basketball

All well and good doc, but if 6 or 7 brand-new guys can't absolutely master the matchup zone - a defense that this past year's team full of guys who'd been together for over a year couldn't play well enough to succeed - we're still not a postseason team. We will lose every game we trail with three m...