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Re: This year and next
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thisisridic wrote:
Sucks for Nate and explains a lot, the kid is tough to fight through that and considering it being his Sr season I can't blame him. Amazing he was able to get a double-double in the Bucknell game.

It must have really been bothering him against Gonzaga, he looked awful shooting the ball. Sucks to say it but if an injury is having that kind of affect on his shot maybe it was time to put someone in who could have been a scoring threat in a game that the team desperately needed one.

Never doubted his hustle and effort, sucks his career had to end injured. He endeared himself to the fans for 4 years and will be remembered as a true Mountaineer.


People on this board were calling for his scholarship to be revoked his sophomore season, and critical of him last year.
I think the endearment part was pretty much just this year.

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Re: This year and next
Gettin' Schmitty
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Proud2BanEer wrote:
He sustained the injury while tangling arms with Texas forward Jarrett Allen during the Big 12 quarterfinals.

geesh I'll shut up.



Nah. Maybe if we bowed out on game 1 like Baylor and Kansas on the B12 chumpionship, he wouldn't have got hurt. The conference tourneys are just $$$$ grabbers. We beat gonezagger and.........

Ficticious conference championships are just money makers for no reason.

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Re: This year and next
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Nah. Maybe if we bowed out on game 1 like Baylor and Kansas on the B12 chumpionship, he wouldn't have got hurt. The conference tourneys are just $$$$ grabbers. We beat gonezagger and.........

Ficticious conference championships are just money makers for no reason.


As opposed to the fictitious national championship you mean?????????

Posted on: 4/21 9:07 am
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Re: This year and next
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The ACC formed in 1954 and had a conference tournament that year. The NIT used to crown the national champion and it wasn't surpassed in prestige and populatity until the 1960's after the NCAA earlier implemented a rule saying teams had to play in one or the other, not both and slowly but surely took over as the bigger tournament.

For decades, many teams played as unaffiliated independents, but those that played in conferences, held championships. The champions were more likely to get invited to the NIT or later to the NCAA.

These conference championships mean a lot to the players, schools and coaches, as does the regular season championship. They have been around longer than the NCAA tournament in its present incarnation, though it has existed since 1939, and have great meaning. To say they are merely money makers with no reason is flat out wrong and shows a lack of fundamental understanding of college basketball and college athletics, in general.

It is easy to say they have no meaning, it's kind of a throw away comment in that it doesn't seem to matter if you win your tournament, so long as you make the big dance, but the conference tourney winners also get auto bids to the tournament, so the national championship outcome is influenced by who wins the conference tournaments. They affect seeding and who is actually in the tournament.

I would recommend you tell Coach Huggins to his face that they have no meaning or any player or athletic dept employee. Any alumnus over 40 with any sense of tradition and memory of past A10 tournaments, Big East tournaments and now, B12 tournaments, will disagree because they have meaning in that the team accomplished a goal, the team won something more than just a regular season game, they won a conference title. That is why players play.

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Re: This year and next
Gettin' Schmitty
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wvmtneer wrote:
The ACC formed in 1954 and had a conference tournament that year. The NIT used to crown the national champion and it wasn't surpassed in prestige and populatity until the 1960's after the NCAA earlier implemented a rule saying teams had to play in one or the other, not both and slowly but surely took over as the bigger tournament.

For decades, many teams played as unaffiliated independents, but those that played in conferences, held championships. The champions were more likely to get invited to the NIT or later to the NCAA.

These conference championships mean a lot to the players, schools and coaches, as does the regular season championship. They have been around longer than the NCAA tournament in its present incarnation, though it has existed since 1939, and have great meaning. To say they are merely money makers with no reason is flat out wrong and shows a lack of fundamental understanding of college basketball and college athletics, in general.

It is easy to say they have no meaning, it's kind of a throw away comment in that it doesn't seem to matter if you win your tournament, so long as you make the big dance, but the conference tourney winners also get auto bids to the tournament, so the national championship outcome is influenced by who wins the conference tournaments. They affect seeding and who is actually in the tournament.

I would recommend you tell Coach Huggins to his face that they have no meaning or any player or athletic dept employee. Any alumnus over 40 with any sense of tradition and memory of past A10 tournaments, Big East tournaments and now, B12 tournaments, will disagree because they have meaning in that the team accomplished a goal, the team won something more than just a regular season game, they won a conference title. That is why players play.


Preach on it wvmtneer!

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Re: This year and next

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wvmtneer wrote:

These conference championships mean a lot to the players, schools and coaches, as does the regular season championship. They have been around longer than the NCAA tournament in its present incarnation, though it has existed since 1939, and have great meaning. To say they are merely money makers with no reason is flat out wrong and shows a lack of fundamental understanding of college basketball and college athletics, in general.

I would recommend you tell Coach Huggins to his face that they have no meaning or any player or athletic dept employee. Any alumnus over 40 with any sense of tradition and memory of past A10 tournaments, Big East tournaments and now, B12 tournaments, will disagree because they have meaning in that the team accomplished a goal, the team won something more than just a regular season game, they won a conference title. That is why players play.


Bubbles is exactly right. Every WVU team that participates in the Big 12 sets as a goal winning the conference championship in that sport. Every team from every other Big 12 school does the same. It is an accomplishment to be celebrated. I don't think anybody is tanking Big 12 play to save themselves for the opportunity for a national championship. That is as bad a choice as you can make.

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Re: This year and next
Gettin' Schmitty
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Conference tournaments now are more so for bubble teams. In the era of one and dones there really isn't much tradition anymore. They mean more to teams fighting to get in the tournament than it does for Kansas, Duke, etc. If you go up and ask players and coaches what they would rather win, a conference championship, or make it to the final four/NC game they will tell you final four. A conference championship would be nice, but it really doesn't mean anything. ISU has conference championships but you never hear about them other than the conference championship game.

Posted on: 4/22 9:35 pm
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