PDA

View Full Version : All things Denver XXVII: From Boonetown to Motown - It's not a Ford, it's a Chevy!



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 [34] 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Puck Swami
05-03-2010, 12:04 PM
They certainly can't overlook Air Force next weekend, even though they are in last place in the ECAC. DU is definitely the "Cinderella" in this year's tourney.

The Air Force game doesn't matter in terms of league standings, as DU has clinched the league trophy and the NCAA auto-bid. Where it might matter is in the battle for the best possible seeding and the regional rivalry. DU may also be careful about who plays, as they make not want to risk injury with the AQ bid already sewn up.

du78
05-03-2010, 12:07 PM
The Air Force game doesn't matter in terms of league standings, as DU has clinched the league trophy and the NCAA auto-bid. Where it might matter is in the battle for the best possible seeding and the regional rivalry. DU may also be careful about who plays, as they make not want to risk injury with the AQ bid already sewn up.

Exactly, DU up to #12 in today's USILA coaches poll....

http://www.laxpower.com/update10/binmen/poll01.php

And #17 in tournament selection index (TSI).

http://www.laxpower.com/update10/binmen/tsi01.php

Puck Swami
05-03-2010, 12:17 PM
Mark Kizla's Column in the Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_15004728

Don't miss the video on the same page. Good game footage and interviews.

Pablo
05-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Mark Kizla's Column in the Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_15004728

Don't miss the video on the same page. Good game footage and interviews.

Good video. Nice gatorade bath for Coach Tierney.

Old Pio
05-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Great win. And by the sound of it, an enthusiastic crowd.

Bagman
05-03-2010, 02:42 PM
Good stuff this weekend. The NCAA tournament is going to be tough and winning a game would be a huge step forward.

Bagman
05-03-2010, 02:45 PM
More on Dineen. http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=28133

thedunker
05-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Some chatter on the laxpower message board about DU's playoff date/opponents.

DU is now 11-4 in lax, and with three wins over top 20 teams (two of them top 10), there is a small chance they could rise to be the #8 overall seed, which would mean a home NCAA playoff game. :) We need to see how the last weekend of games unfold next weekend....

On the other hand, it seems more likely as of now that DU will be more likely to fly to North Carolina, probably to play North Carolina or Duke.:mad:

The NCAA lacrosse committee tries to make travel as easy as possible. If they can keep us on the same seed line (3 or 4), they would prefer that we travel to Maryland or Princeton. Best non-stop flights. I agree that UNC or Duke is probably who we would draw otherwise.
We are not getting a #8 seed. Strength of schedule too weak.
Loyola is now a bubble team. That's what happens in 16 team fields.

Puck Swami
05-03-2010, 05:45 PM
The NCAA lacrosse committee tries to make travel as easy as possible. If they can keep us on the same seed line (3 or 4), they would prefer that we travel to Maryland or Princeton. Best non-stop flights. I agree that UNC or Duke is probably who we would draw otherwise.
We are not getting a #8 seed. Strength of schedule too weak.
Loyola is now a bubble team. That's what happens in 16 team fields.

We've played Maryland both times in recent NCAA tourney appearances in 2006 and 2008. I'd sure like to play some other school. Princeton would be terrific. Tierney would love that, as he recruited those players...

du78
05-03-2010, 08:06 PM
Hockey team chartered to Albany for regionals. Would make sense for the Lax team to charter to wherever on the East Coast. It wouldn't matter who they played as a charter can go anywhere.

thedunker
05-03-2010, 09:09 PM
You are correct about the charter. It's probably tough to find a commercial flight with 40 seats at the last moment anyway. I just remember that when we were sent to MD a few years ago, mention was made of how it eased up on other schools traveling plans. (we had to fly anyway. but some other school got to bus by flip flopping seedings)
I also don't want to play the Terps again. We got clocked there with a better team, but no Tierney. He must be amazing, for our talent is not top 20 material. I want Princeton.
For you DU78:

Dillon Roy: I came to Denver so I could beat Johns Hopkins.

dggoddard
05-04-2010, 03:55 AM
Chartering a plane is an expensive proposition and although DU is reimbursed by the NCAA for Tourney travel it usually only covers about half of the charter cost for the hockey team. That is why DU has teamed up with Air Force or CC in some recent charters.

When you have school budgets that are set a year ahead of time, a charter flight is an unbudgeted expense. The Chancellor would have to approve the expense if the Athletic Department doesn't have the money.

dggoddard
05-04-2010, 04:59 AM
Turns out that DU Womens Golfer Sue Kim dropped out of DU. She was one to the two highly touted recruits with the last name "Kim" that were Freshmen an DU this year.


Add Sue Kim’s name to the list of college freshmen who lasted only one semester. Kim, 18, left Denver in December and moved with her parents to La Quinta, Calif.

“I couldn’t adjust to the whole college thing,” said Kim, who plans to compete on the Canadian National Team this summer as an amateur before going to LPGA Q-School.

Kim played in all four tournaments for the Pioneers. Her best finish was T-12 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate. Kim was a two-time junior Canadian Order of Merit winner and was 26th in the Golfweek/Junior Rankings when she signed with Denver.

The Pioneers finished the fall ranked 18th.

Dmann
05-04-2010, 07:18 AM
Chartering a plane is an expensive proposition and although DU is reimbursed by the NCAA for Tourney travel it usually only covers about half of the charter cost for the hockey team. That is why DU has teamed up with Air Force or CC in some recent charters.



That must be an interesting dynamic! I wonder how much they intermingle? I assume most of them know each other from their various youth programs, but still...

dggoddard
05-04-2010, 07:58 AM
That must be an interesting dynamic! I wonder how much they intermingle? I assume most of them know each other from their various youth programs, but still...College hockey players have friends on almost every team and party with each other after many series. The coaches are also usually pretty good friends with each other, unless some recruiting battle boils over.

Only the fans seem to harbor deep resentment.

I believe when DU & CC chartered the plane to Columbus one team took one side of the plane and the other team took the other side. Of course CC flew home early.

Puck Swami
05-04-2010, 09:11 AM
The NCAA covers the charter costs of the official travel party, which for hockey is 37 people. Beyond that number, schools are charged for the remaining seats, so it all depaends on the size of the plane and how many bigwigs, band members, and other seats the school wishes to pay for...

Dmann
05-04-2010, 09:12 AM
t.

I believe when DU & CC chartered the plane to Columbus one team took one side of the plane and the other team took the other side. Of course CC flew home early.

Whoooosssshhhh!!!:cool:

dggoddard
05-04-2010, 09:50 AM
The NCAA covers the charter costs of the official travel party, which for hockey is 37 people. Beyond that number, schools are charged for the remaining seats, so it all depaends on the size of the plane and how many bigwigs, band members, and other seats the school wishes to pay for...That conflicts with what I heard in Albany.

The NCAA covers the full coach fare of X number of people from point A to point B - Lets say Denver to Albany. 37 people at $650 per seat comes to $24,050. If the charter flights costs $47,000 DU has to make up the difference.

The problem that often arises is its sometimes impossible to find 24-37 seats on a commercial flight with just 7 days notice between certain markets.

DU had to come up with a large chunk of change to fund the trip to Albany. Not because they brought more than 37 people, but because of the high cost of the charter. The Chancellor approved the expenditure.

The reason why the NCAA is cracking down on Tournament travel is that they are getting stuck with huge baggage charges, high airfares and high fuel surcharges/taxes in non-revenue producing sports.

Puck Swami
05-04-2010, 10:19 AM
That conflicts with what I heard in Albany.

The NCAA covers the full coach fare of X number of people from point A to point B - Lets say Denver to Albany. 37 people at $650 per seat comes to $24,050. If the charter flights costs $47,000 DU has to make up the difference.

The problem that often arises is its sometimes impossible to find 24-37 seats on a commercial flight with just 7 days notice between certain markets.

DU had to come up with a large chunk of change to fund the trip to Albany. Not because they brought more than 37 people, but because of the high cost of the charter. The Chancellor approved the expenditure.

The reason why the NCAA is cracking down on Tournament travel is that they are getting stuck with huge baggage charges, high airfares and high fuel surcharges/taxes in non-revenue producing sports.

They must have changed the rule recently. That's a cost upcharge that the NCAA is now passing on to the schools. Seems to me the NCAA should sign an airline sponsorhsip deal that would allow them to sets aside a number of planes for charter during the three seasonal NCAA championship periods to help ease the cost burden on the schools. Currently, the NCAA has to scramble for available planes...

brianvf
05-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Some hockey talk to interrupt the lacrosse talk. ;)
From Schlossman (Herald sportswriter) twitter:


NTDP prospect Rocco Grimaldi has narrowed his college choices to UND, Denver and Notre Dame. He says he won't decide before July.