March 31, 2010

UPDATE: John Holland: Out?


It's not April 1st, and according to Facebook:



Olympiakos...damn!!!1!

Is this for real???????

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UPDATE: Been hearing grumblings this was a (botched) April Fool's Day joke. SOMEONE GET JOHN A CALENDAR!

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He got me good. Not cool to play April Fool's Day jokes on days that aren't April 1st though, Johnny. John's follow up this morning:

nobody has a problem when john wall says henot coming back, why is there a problem when john Holland says it. if i wanna leave it my decision. Its never to earlyto make money doing what you love, its also never to early to say APRIL FOOLS....LMAOOO this was epic....sooo funny. So many people got caught. Coaches, players, family....HA...I love it...this might be one of the funniest ones i've done so far. I love facebook.
Yeah, well I hate Facebook. Every since the effectiveness of the poke feature disappeared Facebook's nothing but lies.

March 29, 2010

More on Corey

The Freep's John Barone reports on what happened. Not very far off from what our emailer got back to me on yeseterday:

Story: Judgement call

God, this situation sucks. Anyone got a hot tub time machine??

March 28, 2010

The Corey Lowe Situation: Update to the Update

Nothing I've heard is finite or without some holes. And like I've said before there's no way we're going to find out exactly what happened. Another anonymous emailer tells HDJ (sic'd):

There was agent contact but "contact" is not a violation. Lowe and his "friends" were together when the agent came to them (uninvited) and watcheded NCAA games on television again NO violation (agent didn't buy him anything, give him money, ask him to sign anything or ask for a promise to sign in the future). That was Saturday after Lowe asked Chambers to sit out the rest of the tournament because of the injury. Someone who is close to Coach and the guys told him that the agent was talking to Lowe don't know if he mentioned the rest of the "friends" that were there but Chambers knew who the agent was there for. Since he was already pissed Lowe didn't want to play he probably felt like Lowe's injury wasn't too serious especially since he'd been playing with it all this time (speculation) and was planning the future with this agent. All untrue Lowe's intention was to support the team from the bench like Brittain has done ALL season.

Chambers took the word of this Traitor (the real traitor who has access to both the team and the head Coach)without talking to Lowe. A fact because when lowe went to meet with Chambers Monday before the game he went to his locker first and it was cleared out...again BEFORE talking with Chambers.
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Who knows really. I'm as curious as any BU basketball fan is and I feel like it's my responsibility to this BU fan community to pass on what I know. Anything else I find out I'll continue to pass along.

And who could this traitor be??


LOL

March 25, 2010

The Corey Lowe Situation: Update

Sources have told me the following about what happened to Corey:

After the team got back from OSU Corey talked to an agent (to most likely represent him in Europe) and, from what I've been told, went to an NCAA tournament game with said agent. Meeting with any agent while still playing is illegal per NCAA guidelines and Corey then in all technicality couldn't play another game as an amateur - Chambers was left without a choice - if he let Corey play and somehow higher ups found out about any meeting then we're the newest Binghamton in the America East. Chambers had to let Corey go based on what happened.

I'm assuming Corey didn't actually know that he couldn't meet with an agent. This means at the end of the day Corey unknowingly made a mistake and Chambers was left without any options.

Hopefully further details are revealed soon, but this certainly makes sense in the grand scheme of things.

March 23, 2010

The Corey Lowe Situation

You won't find any information on what happened to Corey in any newspaper or anywhere on the internet for that matter. You actually probably won't ever know the truth about what did or did not happen to make Corey not appear in the game, let alone Case Gym in last night's CBI game.

I have to be honest with you, I do not know what happened. I have heard everything that is possible, but none I can take as truth.

I will share to you all I've heard, but before you read further you need to consider something:

The timing of all this could not have been any worse. Why? Because in the last three weeks anyone who has followed BU basketball has seen a Corey Lowe that you would've loved to have for four full years, playing the way he was playing. He was leaving unmatched effort out on the floor. He was coming off the bench? I can promise you that he was playing through some sort of injury and he did it without wincing. He was the most reliable player in the closing weeks of the season, and without a doubt, the most enjoyable player to watch down the stretch.

He was the face of BU basketball for the last four years. He is the greatest player to come through the school in a very long time and unfortunately he might be remembered for this confusing departure rather than for what he should be remembered as - the greatest 3-point shooter to wear a Terrier uniform.

Please consider that. Please remember that. Corey played four years here and he made more 3-pointers than I have in my life shooting around freely. His exit from the team is a mystery and that's what I believe it will be. We won't ever know to what extent or what exactly happened, so don't remember Corey for that. Remember him for the player he was, the shot he had, and the emotion he left on that court in his waning days as a Terrier.

Now, on to what I heard.

I found out Monday afternoon that Corey wasn't going to be playing and the first thing I heard was that he quit the team to focus on his professional ambitions.

Now, I heard from more and more people different versions of this, most including some mention of injury - Corey didn't want to get hurt in fear of jeopardizing any future career.

Then this evolved into "Corey has been hurt and didn't want to hurt himself further because of his future."

Here's what Chambers said in his post game press conference: "He [Corey] met with me after Oregon State and he wants to move on to the next chapter in his life and sometimes that happens and we love Corey. He'll always be part of this family."

So, I left the gym that night with an impression that Corey had quit.

Then I got an email today from someone saying that Corey was indeed hurt, wanted to sit the Morehead game out to heal, and hoped to sit on the end of the bench. This emailer says Chambers didn't want that and threw him off the team.

I thought about it all a little more deeply and none of any of this makes much sense. I don't think Chambers is one to turn his back on the player he apparently met with most this season and I don't think Corey would just turn his back on his teammates and friends and give up on a season regardless of what might be going on professionally.

But I repeat - I don't know what happened. I won't ever know for sure. The only two people who truly know are Corey and Coach. Until we get more concrete details, it will remain a mystery.

So, with all that in mind - remember Corey not for what may or may not have happened during the week of March 21, 2010. Remember him for the incredible career he had at BU. That's how I'll remember him and no matter what happened this week, it doesn't change how I feel about Corey as a person or a player. If you ask me, someday down the line #13 deserves to be hanging in Case Gym.

Finally, this shouldn't be a distraction or take away from where the Terriers are. In Virginia. To play in the Final Four of a postseason tournament. With or without the face of BU basketball, that's quite an accomplishment.

March 21, 2010

That was a week alright

Boy, oh boy was that a week. It didn't really start until Wednesday either! Some smiles but more heartbreak. Here's a review in case you were watching March Madness/not paying any attention to a school called Boston University:

Men's basketball

Their season actually isn't over. In fact, the Terriers are the only remaining team playing basketball from the America East conference. Conference champions Stony Brook hosted the Illini of Illinois in a bizarre twist of fate in an NIT game. The Seawolves (not a real animal) were the eight seed but ended up playing at home because Cirque De Soleil was at Assembly Hall in Illinois.

Vermont got showcased by Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

And that leaves BU. BU absolutely dominated the Beavers of Oregon State in Oregon State on St. Paddy's Day. I won some money off knowing that BU was a better team than, in all honesty, the mediocre Beavers.


The effort is still there from BU, and as OSU head coach Craig Robinson said we looked hungry, and that's undeniable based on the complete team effort BU put up.

People throw around the term "jumping for joy" often. I've never really embraced that term because to me there hasn't been anything that has made me just get up and jump around.

That all changed on Wednesday night when the BU radio play by play guy, Doug Brown said as BU was in commanding control with little time left, that the Terriers would host the next round game.

On that I stood up and literally jumped up and down screaming "yes," by my lonesome. My downstairs neighbors despised me, but they could SUCK IT.

Even better, the game is going to be at the Roof - holy s! Morehead State is good. They're big and they're black and they beat Murray State this year. The Eagles handled Colorado State pretty easily behind 23 points and 15 rebounds from their center, Kenneth Faried. On the year the big guy is putting up 16 points and 13 boards a game. I hope Pelage and O'Brien are ready to get grinded up on pretty hard.

Win or lose on Monday, the Terriers won their first post season game in decades. 20 wins, a postseason win in Oregon of all states - that's nothing to be ashamed of as a team under a first year head coach. I don't care if it is the CBI - it's postseason ball and as a fan, I couldn't be happier.

Women's basketball

With both Vermont and Hartford making the big dance the BU women got the auto-bid to the WNIT. They drew Providence, one of the many teams to get ruined by UConn this season. That big game experience might have been enough, coupled with a huge height advantage, and the sprained ankle of Alex Young. BU didn't have enough as the Lady Friars(?) advanced with a six-point win.

Off the court there were, in my opinion, two interesting things that happened.

First, PC brought I think it was ten cheerleaders/dance teamers and the Friar. The Friar didn't move and the cheerleaders were, for lack of a better term, pugfugly. Anyone else find it strange that the PC women's basketball team would bring a spirit squad for a WNIT game? No? No biggie. The Friar was absolutely dominate the following night at the Garden during the mascot game.



The second occurrence that is worthy of mention is how my career stats in Case gym will look:

1 loose ball recovery, 0/1, 0/1 three-point FGs, one near technical foul.

It's always been a sick dream of mine to have the ball bounce out of bounds to me at Case gym, me then recover it and chuck it up at the closest basket, burying a swish to the surprise and applause of the hundred-so people in the gym, the officials counting the three, and then having a parade down Commonwealth Avenue in my honor for being the first fan to score a three-pointer in however long it's been since the last.

Well, that didn't totally go to plan, but I almost made it into the record books for something else.

Sure enough, with about five minutes to go in the half the ball bounced out of bounds and went right to me. It didn't even go too far to the point I would have to run and get it.

Well, with the ball in my hands there was no thinking. I caught, turned, squared and chucked up the 50-footer. Unfortunately the costume is truly detrimental to any arm mobility I have, resulting in the shot hitting the side of the backboard and nearly hitting the uncoordinated dance teamers (uncoordinated in the sense they can't catch).

The shorthaired female referee, who had actually joked around with us earlier in the game, got the ball back, turned to me and said the next time that I did that it would be a technical foul on BU.

Jokes on you, that opportunity wouldn't happen ever again for me! I wouldn't ever do it in a BU game in fear that either Pelage or Orlando Vandross would beat me without mercy while, in my own head at least, calling me a "troublemaker."
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Anyway,s I guess I could've been t-ed up because of my antics, but let's be serious, every fan deserves at least one attempt on net from the stands.

That is a moment in BU athletics I won't ever forget.

Men's hockey

The final men's hockey game of the season is one that epitomized the team's year if you ask me.

The Terriers came out flat and got dominated in the first. Showed some signs of life, but overall still looked awful in the second. Then in the third they proceeded to give all of us some false hope, drawing within one goal before blowing a breakaway that within seconds leads to multiple goals for the opposition, having the season quickly end with little doubt of what will happen in the future.

Up and down with more downs, but if anything, I'm being greedy, selfish, and a little bratty based on what I got to experience last season with the team.

Someone on the USCHO message board who seems to be a source within or extremely close to the team said this:
Bonino supposed to play with the big club down the stretch.....

This team felt entitled.... from the way the freshmen treated people around campus , to the leadership playing to leave..... they had a good year, out and about in Boston, and it showed on the ice.... I my opinion.

The name on the back of the jersey seemed to be more important then the name on the front.... That is the difference between BU and BC this year, not talent or coaching....

We may have a few guys play in the show from this team, but they did not finish their careers here as they should have...

The fans put themselves behind these guys, with visions of a repeat, all americans, and even talk of another hobey during the pre-season, the guys did not do their part....

We can go back and forth all day on this team, but for the seniors and the early departures this year fell short and it did not have to be that way.
Damn, does that guy know what's going on.

Anyways, Bonino's gone, I'm guessing both Shatty and Colby are gone, and what's left is a question mark - how good or bad will the team be next year? I couldn't even say. I lean more towards not that great, based on what I saw this season from what will be the retuning players and based on what BC has in their freshman class. Regardless, it certainly was a different experience as a BU hockey fan this season than last. I am sure glad I wasn't a freshman this year though. I don't feel great about anyone returning minus Vinny, Warso, Kieran, and a hopefully, healthy Trivino.

And by the way, Brett Bennett gets some NCAA tournament action with Wisconsin - good for him!!!

Anyways, my biggest disappointment about being at the semifinal game against Maine - the student body is too removed from the legend of 2006, Shake That Bear (NSFW). No Shake That (Black) Bear chant worked in the slightest.

Women's Lacrosse

Then to top everything all off the lax team lost in double-overtime to Notre Dame. The Lax Dads were PISSED about the officiating, so I am too!! Rabble-rabble!

No one in attendance understood the azzbackwardz lax OT rules, which start as non-sudden death, but then turn into sudden death - you see I still don't get it, but regardless, OTs were more holding the ball than anything else.

Unfortunately, BU was on the wrong end of it. At least it was a sunny day.

Who cares about hockey, this is totally a basketball school!!!1! Which is why the Roof will be packed for that CBI game against Morehead State. Let's do this!

March 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

Hotletes: Now with 100% less lacrosse players

So two weeks ago the hotlete of the week crashed and burned because I got a phone call from the team saying to remove the voluptuous pictures of Xan. Much to my chagrin I did it.

I was lucky enough to run into the team during what I interpreted as a n eating contest at T Anthony's this evening.

I was all like, "hey what gives, you don't like being called hot?"

They were like, "it's not our fault HOT DOGGGGGGG."

The deal is that coach doesn't like any pictures of the team anywhere around the interwebs. I've been told I can use one image of each girl, but only from the Goterriers.com site. So here you go:







Happy two weeks ago, last week, and beyond. The girls play at Harvard tomorrow at 4 then at home against Notre Dame at noon. GO BU hotness!

CBI: I'll take that



Well, BU lost to Vermont on Saturday in case you were living under a rock. If I were a Catamount fan I would have nothing but great things to say about the day. I am not, and it wasn't a fun drive back afterwards.

Give the team credit - they left it all out there. The fans showed up for them, and in my opinion, we were plenty loud.

I don't think I'll ever forget the one shot BU had to take the lead in the game. It was in the second half. John Holland just missed a 7-footer. It's hard to wipe it from my memory, but fortunately BU will get to play in another game.

Today the team traveled to Oregon (on a 6-propellor plane) and tomorrow they'll play the reigning CBI champion Oregon State Beavers. Both last and this year the Beavs enter the tournament with a losing record. They do play in the (weaker than usual) Pac-10, but at least it gives the Terriers another shot at winning.

No reason not to predict a tournament BU's playing in, right? Here's our shot at the CBI bracket:

Jesus:




Hot Dog:




BU wins in both!!!1!

It is a pay-to-play tournament. But that's only if you host a home game. The price of that is either $60 or $30k. Clearly, there's no fucking way BU could ever host a game and expect to make that money back, so for the duration of the tournament, BU will be on the road.

The women get to play in the WNIT because both UVM and Hartford were given bids to the NCAA tournament. The top remaining team in each conference not invited to the big dance play in the NIT. This year there are 64 teams in the NIT, which in my opinion, is over the top.

BU hosts Providence on Thursday. Anything could happen!!


If you don't want to go for all that ^, you must be some sort of Commi. Not that there's anything wrong with that (yes there is).

I'd like to close this somewhat sad BU basketball post with an uplifting quote that sits on Coach Chambers nightstand. I've never entered his home, but somehow I know this. Here it is, and as you could guess, it's about attitude. Attitude is what got BU to the conference final for the first time in years, and I can only hope, it's just one of many visits that Chambers takes the Terriers to:

Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a business, a home, a team a friendship or an organization. The remarkable thing is you have a choice every day of what your attitude will be. We cannot change the past, we cannot change the action of others. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can change is our attitude. Life is 10 % of what happened to us and 90% of how we react to it.

Winning any tournament is special. I don't care what level it is. For BU to compete and win a game or even five would be a huge accomplishment and mean something not only to me, but I'm sure the senior class. When and if BU has a game in driving or walking distance, I'll be there. Unfortunately, tomorrow night I'll have to rely on whatever form of telecommunication is available in Corvallis, Oregon.

March 11, 2010

Okay, that all did happen



It's taken me a couple days to make sure what happened in Hartford this past weekend did actually happen.

Sure enough, when checking the ESPN2 listings BU is indeed playing Vermont for the America East conference final. It seems like it's been a long time coming for the senior class, and that's because it is. But it's finally here. In the last year they could, they made it to the biggest game in the conference for a chance to really assist the program for years to come.

What will happen on Saturday in Burlington? There will be a basketball game. That's all I know. What could happen is something that is mere speculation. If somehow Vegas does set a line on this game I will assume UVM will be slight favorites. In my opinion this game is a pick em'. One thing is for sure: both teams are going to be fighting, diving, sweating, and playing harder than any games you or I've seen in recent America East play. It's sure to be better, and more crowded than the Sixers game I attended last night:


The band, dance, cheer team and six BU students made the journey to Hartford Friday for the women's first round game against UMBC. Couldn't have been a scarier matchup in my opinion, but according to our very knowledgeable commenter base the team that lost two games in the regular season has the huge advantage? Had I known this I guess I wouldn't have been so nervous for the ladies' sake.

Anyways, BU got an early lead and didn't completely look back. Playing with essentially a roster of seven the ladies' did what they needed to simply put to advance. They shut down Carlee Cassidy and by doing that shut down the 'Trievers offense.

The UMBC dance team is always something to be marveled at. It's a mixture of dance moves you'd be more accustomed to seeing in an 18+ Gentleman's Club and very revealing outfits for a college scene. Especially that of the America East. In addition, year in, year out the UMBCDT is the most ethnic of all the other school's combined. I guess this shouldn't be a complete shock considering the conference (minus UMBC) is pretty much set in the northeast.

Anyways, the other thing besides the UMBCDT that I got to marvel at was the set up of the Chase Family Pavilion for the tournament. Hartford did an excellent job. The arena is one of my favorite's in the conference to begin with, but the tournament also featured a Ben & Jerry's set up and a fan fest area featuring beer and lobster rolls. Good God - SPRING BREAK Woooooo!!

I scoped out the scene Friday in preparation for a spending spree that I knew was inevitable on Saturday. After the women's game the bus was loaded back up for Boston to get back in time for the BU men's hockey game against Northeastern. I had pretty much assumed that would be my last game in Agganis. I don't know how the stars aligned as they did, but I'll get at least two more thanks to BU's sweep of NU and securing of third place in the conference. Who would have thought?

Friday game, and the bus ride was used for sleep. I was nervous heading into Hartford and i wasn't even playing. Looking back on it all, I don't know why I was - BU absolutely destroyed Hartford pretty much in the first five minutes and didn't look back.

It was a pretty glorious game. It was clear that Corey Lowe was in a unique zone, unconsciously knocking down shot after shot. Tyler seemed focus on winning and winning alone. Jake couldn't be stopped, Pelage was a monster on the boards, and of course there was John Holland who was acting like regular season John Holland.

The game was a blow out, meaning we got to see/freak out at Mike Schulze free throws. He was one for two, meaning in all likelihood he will go down as a career 50% free throw shooter. Only bad news that came from BU's opening round game against Hartford was Tunde Agboola's second career turnover. TERRIBLE!

I got picked to partake in the halftime competition which was the oversized shirt, shorts, shoes and then a layup. I always thought this competition was reserved for kids still in middle school, but when pride's on the line I don't bat an eyelash. I went balls to the wall and opened up as big a lead as the Terriers had in the first half. I was fully dressed before the dude from Hartford even had his shoes on. He launched a half court shot that, as I'm told, almost went in. I just let it sail by and sunk my layup. Then I proceeded to freak out. I'm sure I was hated, especially since I had to remove my costume, ruining any chance of sympathy the crowd might have had.

Afterwards I was given a gift pack of Newman's Own products. Newman's of course sponsered the event, and I must say, did a great job. Tons of giveaways and plenty of branding. In addition, they gave thousands of dollars away to charities for the media timeout free throw competitions. Cooper of the Loyal Crew and Brochure kid each won $1,000 for charities. So honorable:



After the game we found our hotel, ate, and mentally prepared for the following day. Mentally preparing for us was trying to get over the hotness of the America East sideline reporter, Ashley Underwood, who was the talk of the tournament. Also mentally preparing was celebrating victory with alcohol! We didn't have to play the next day.

(Sidenote: A google image search AFTER the tournament shows many more hits of Ashley, just sayin')


Sunday came as planned and we checked out of the hotel. Our hope was to get to IHop before the women's game. Unfortunately, Sunday at 10:15 a.m. is the most busy time for any IHop anywhere, so we had to settle on the McDonald's right next door. No harm, because Mickey D's breakfast brings it. Not as hard as BK, but you can get one respectable meal for $5.

Once we were fed and ready to rock we made it to Chase. I hate the UVM women's team. More so, I hate May Kostopoulos. Somehow, May beat K-Mac in the fan favorite voting and according to the website she got more than 1/3 of the votes. I'm calling hacked shenanigans. I don't believe that could've happened. Because of this, we, as the eight student fans from BU decided to "ewwww" May everytime she touched the ball. It seemed to kind of work in the start of the game. She had turnovers, missed shots, and seemed to be out of the sync.

It was BU who was REALLY out of sync in the second half and it was on the free throw line. BU had a legitimate shot at getting into the game, but a series of six straight missed free throws set BU back, and from the moment they missed the sixth, the game was over. BU never got back into it and the Catamounts pulled far ahead and didn't consider looking back.

Not the way anyone wanted the season to end - on a series of missed free throws. But there was some silver lining - with the Vermont win they most likely punched their ticket to the tourney regardless of how they do on Saturday against Hartford, who was also tournament bound. Because of that BU would receive the WNIT berth and have at least one more game in store. So don't start aggressively drinking quite yet ladies!

After the game ended we evacuated the gym with about three hours to kill before the men took the court. We decided to right wrongs and get some IHop. We had gotten it on Saturday in Boston before we left, and it seems like now, we're going to need to get it again on Saturday before our journey to Burlington.

We got all greased up and coffee-ed up and went back to Chase. It was a GORGEOUS day in Hartford so we enjoyed some rays and threw a tennis ball around. I had the fortune of meeting some of the posters from the AEC board and got to talk hoops. All of that was good because it was taking my mind and nerves off of the game that was about to happen.

The way I saw it - I needed to go as hard as the players were. Cheering loudly, making noise, holding signs, doing whatever I could to try to carry some support for BU.

Stony Brook was able to bring what I'm going to guess was 75-ish students. Half of whom stood, one of which was fat and had an amazing free throw distraction:


Before the game the SBU athletic director (I think) was handing out tickets to SBU students before the game. I was jealous, because none of us eight BU fans got that type of treatment. We had to buy our own tickets and hotel. A small price to pay in retrospect.

BU jumped out to the 13-point halftime lead then quickly blew it. As the game wore on in the second half it was more and more depressing. The thoughts in my head were along the lines of "they're really going to end their careers like this." Saddening to say the least, and on top of it all, Miss Ashley Underwood wasn't even on hand to divert my attention.

BU lost the lead, trailed for a little bit, then got back into it. With the band and us eight going crazy in the stands we go the support of the UVM crowd and BU started to turn it on.

I'm not sure when it was, but it became clear to me that the final four-minute "situation" after the last media timeout would be the only part of the game that would matter. And things were looking more up than down at that point with BU up three. They didn't let go of that lead. SBU got it to one, but it was Corey Lowe on defense and offense that made all the difference.

I don't know that I've ever seen Corey play more complete games than he did this past weekend. I've seen him play a lot and there's no doubt he's dealt with more than most players on the team have. I think he's still hurt, but if he is he sure as hell isn't showing any signs of ailment. Corey was an absolute monster, and put everything he had into what could've been his final two games of his college career.

He was knocking shots down from absurd distances, and he was in a zone unique to him in the weekend games. His defense was what impressed me the most. Between him and Los they forced the conference player of the year, Muhammed El-Amin, who Chambers did vote for, to eight turnovers. BU was one forced turnover away from doubling the Seawolves up. That was the difference maker.

It's ironic too. It was Wolff who was praised for his defensive systems, but until this year I never saw any player diving for steals, sprawling all over the court for lose balls, forcing 19 turnovers in a tournament game, or winning a conference semifinal.

The win was particularly emotional for Corey:



And I don't blame him. For the rest of us it was insane jubilation, that almost rivaled the National Championship. I mean look at me after the game:


I'm almost embarrassed. With like five seconds to go in the game, and it was clear BU was going to win, I sprinted down the bleachers and went to the "tunnel" area. I wasn't sure where BU would go, so I would just great them when they came off. That didn't last since they were relishing the moment on the court.

So I, and the students behind me, sprinted to the opposite side of the court and somehow made it onto the floor. Then it was hugs, high fives, screams, and more happiness than I've ever had with this team.






Some great photos courtesy of Shane Bufano, the UVM photographer who was there for BU. You can check out some of his other stuff, mostly UVM at his website.

Anyways, after the game and the team walked off the BU faithful started a "we goin' to the ship" cheer with an accompanying dance. We returned to the bleachers and rallied off a "U-N-H" chant because if the Wildcats could win we'd get a home game championship. The UVM fans were non to pleased considering they had backed us for an entire contest.

The BU bus departed and I splurged and bought a lobster roll, sat back, and watched a terribly ugly game (as most seem to be with UNH) that Vermont won by 19. Not overly surprising as I had already begun preparing to go to Burlington.

Then to find out the women's hockey team punched their ticket to the NCAA's - topped the weekend. Easily the best weekend the BU athletic community has had in quite some time.

So Vermont gets to play in both men and women's championships, while BU (men) and Hartford (women) also vie for a championship. There was one more winner in Hartford from this past weekend. Hoopville's own, Sam Perkins.


He flicked off his haters by sealing the deal and attaining the digits of Kristen Jeter using unusual tactics involving voodoo, journalistic integrity, and other dark forms of attraction that my simple mind can't even begin to understand. Final odds were set at 15-1 here on the blog, so if you somehow made a bet your check should arrive soon. Good job, Sam:



So that's that. If I could I'd do it all again. Hartford + Burlington > Puerta Vallartta.

I believe in this team. My picks might have had the Seawolves winning, but jokes on you, world. My picks have never been accurate, and the games I pick BU to win, they don't. So this year I pulled weird reverse psychology and it totally paid off!!

I ain't predicting for Saturday. The team and Chambers have made it this far. They just need one more and it'll all be on the line. GO BU.