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by ChiRedbirdfan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: MVC Player Movement
Replies: 75
Views: 9691

Re: MVC Player Movement

Deion Lavender, who played his freshman season at SIU, the last three have been at UAB and he will be a grad transfer for Valpo. Valpo also added Nick Robinson (St. Joes) and Eric Gordon's brother Eron (Seton Hall). Valpo is going to be good soon Nick Robinson of Kenwood/St Joe's another potential ...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Abdou Ndiaye COMMITTED to ISU
Replies: 195
Views: 18139

Re: Abdou Ndiaye COMMITTED to ISU

These "athlete-first" high schools have GOT to go, man. I know we get lots of our players from them, but it always ends up that SOMETHING is shady with them. That statement is comical....the shady stuff with most of the players at these "athlete-first" schools started way before they ended up there...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: NBA Summer League 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4686

Re: NBA Summer League 2018

Hawkins is an idiot. He was actually awarded another year of eligibility and decided to forgo it. You must have been the one he listened to last year when he returned to again play college at age 24? If he was 22 or maybe 23 I could buy the argument of going back one year to help improve pro chance...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Wheels... Falling... Off... (And I love it)
Replies: 57
Views: 6942

Re: Wheels... Falling... Off... (And I love it)

Philly drafts Mikal Bridges then trades him, then drafts shamet. Fail. From the same guy who said Shamet was not a first round draft pick..... https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/76ers/sixers-select-wichita-state-guard-landry-shamet-26th-pick-nba-draft From the few games (maybe 6 or 7) I have wa...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Basketball Recruiting
Topic: 2019 - Chris Payton, 6-7/205, SF, Bloomington, IL
Replies: 175
Views: 23651

Re: 2019 - Chris Payton, 6-7/205, SF, Bloomington, IL

"As of right now, I cant say there is anything I am looking for other than style of play. If that system is going to fit me and make me a better player," Payton said. "And also, if the coaches are going to invest in me and make sure that Im the player that I need to be." ME ME ME ME I I I I How abo...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: WOAH!
Replies: 101
Views: 5821

Re: WOAH!

For chrissake, suck it up buttercups. Now this is a trap game? Not if we're a legit playoff team. Or a fair-to-midling Valley team. :text-+1: This whole "watch out for St X argument" shows how low some fans expectations are as respects to ISU Redbird football. They are afraid to say that ISU should...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: WOAH!
Replies: 101
Views: 5821

Re: WOAH!

These guys on the other sideline are smaller and there are less of them, but they are legit football players. Yup. Plus, its a good football program. In saying that, we should slosh 'em and we'll all be pizzed if we don't. But if we come in with a sorry attitude, they could throw snake eyes and nex...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

JHBird wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 am
Wouldn't it be better to play NIU than Quincy? Is NIU that bad?
agree NIU is a no brainer vs playing a Quincy. Little to no value in playing an EIU or WIU as they are not much different than playing a Quincy as respects to fan interest/fan drawing power.
by ChiRedbirdfan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

I mean the students in Section D are as close as any fan other than the Doug Collins seats courtside. Seriously, they are two steps from the court. The moat stops anyone from being close to court except the four corners. Ask Andy, Joe, KT, Cindy or any of our posters who were students at Redbird ho...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

ChiRedbirdfan, how would you specifically get the students more involved nearer to the court? I have been to a good number of these venues. What have I missed? A couple have the students a little closer. I am just looking for those ideas that are getting them more involved that our students. locati...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

Nevada 4 and Loyola 5 in this prediction.....https://thebiglead.com/2018/06/01/colle ... g-winners/

Loyola MAY be a better team next year but predicting them to get back to the final four?
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

OK ChiRedbirdfan, what, specifically would you do create a good game aptmoshere? Yeah, I have been to some P5 games. I have also been to just about every Valley venue, plus several minor and major league baseball, football and basketball game. What's the silver bullets we are missing? as stated ear...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

ISU FAN 1 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Never too early preseason top 25. Loyola #25.

https://athlonsports.com/college-basket ... 25-2018-19
That Nevada vs Loyola match up looks interesting and worth an uber ride to check out. .
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

All the talk about donors, Chicago, student seating, All this hand-wringing over stuff like that. I think our athletics department is pretty much on all the best practices. I go see other college games and pro games. I have not yet come back with the "silver bullet" or two that would make a signifi...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

We have some very generous donors but no “whales” who commit 7 figures to the program on a regular basis or a collective of people who do so. Your top 500-750 donors, if not top 1,000 will pay more for season tickets than any students will pay in fees. I am the biggest advocate of what the students...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

Donors won't give up their view in favor of students. Also, the students have great seats for Football. I was in school when the student section was moved behind the opposing team, talk about an atmosphere. That was fun. What donors? Look at actual ISU athletic donations and the conclusion is easil...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

I wonder how many more students would come if they had better seating offered to them? I'm not sure attendance would increase that much. The students that care about basketball are already coming imo. Personally, I'd love to sit in those seats in that little section right above the band, but that's...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

I think we can be pretty confident that with the team we should have, an SEC team coming to town on a Saturday night should draw in the 9K range. If not, that's sad. What is sad is that ISU students, whom fund AT LEAST 70% percent or more of all athletics expenses, have the worst seating for men’s ...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 253
Views: 22008

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

Our home slate is pretty strong. These two games on Saturdays with students on campus are awful nice. Should draw big. 6,000 big? If luck 7,000. Still only 70% filled. I think we can be pretty confident that with the team we should have, an SEC team coming to town on a Saturday night should draw in...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Yarbrough
Replies: 287
Views: 22114

Re: Yarbrough

I don't mean to speak for RedbirdSoxfan, but I think the poster is saying he goes to threads thinking he is gonna read something about the subject matter,, but it has gone off the rails like so many discussions do. I feel your pain, RedbirdSoxFan BB...the point I was trying to get across was that n...