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  • Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey/statu...462071300?s=20

    Sounds like Sellar is staying next season. This is huge!
    I've also heard that Linden Marshall is staying for his masters degree.
    Not sure what the hype is on Sellar. Decent player, brings a lot of baggage to the locker room. (according to some folks at Dartmouth)

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    • I hope RPI's spring teams will be able to find opponents who still have openings on their schedules. Most Liberty League teams seem to have scheduled a lot of games already.

      Not that it's terribly significant to RPI, but does anyone know why Union's baseball team is scheduled to play all their home games in Amsterdam?

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      • Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
        Not that it's terribly significant to RPI, but does anyone know why Union's baseball team is scheduled to play all their home games in Amsterdam?
        I don't think they have an on-campus baseball field. They've been playing off-campus either in Central Park or Amsterdam for years.

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        • Today is 19 March 2021. There are 197 days until RPI's next game.


          This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.




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          • Not that it's terribly significant to RPI, but does anyone know why Union's baseball team is scheduled to play all their home games in Amsterdam?

            I don't think they have an on-campus baseball field. They've been playing off-campus either in Central Park or Amsterdam for years.[/QUOTE]

            No campus field.

            Played for years at the city owned and maintained very old A diamond in Central Park for years. It eventually became unsuitable for college level baseball due to lack of maintenance and upkeep by the city. Then spent a few years at a newly built facility (D diamond) also in Central Park. Despite it's newness, it too soon become unsuitable for college level baseball due to lack of maintenance and upkeep by the city. For whatever reason, the city prohibited Union maintenance from caring for either field even though Union supposedly ponied up a cool quarter million toward building the new one. The $250,000 went up in smoke. By all accounts I have ever heard, Union just plain got took.

            Basically had no choice but to bolt their own city and head to Amsterdam. Without moving, Union would have never become one of the premier baseball programs in the Liberty League.

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            • Originally posted by Waite21 View Post
              I hope RPI's spring teams will be able to find opponents who still have openings on their schedules. Most Liberty League teams seem to have scheduled a lot of games already.

              Not that it's terribly significant to RPI, but does anyone know why Union's baseball team is scheduled to play all their home games in Amsterdam?
              Your scheduling concerns are certainly legit, at least for baseball which is the sport I am most familiar with.

              According to the release, they intend to practice for four weeks starting next Monday before playing ANY of what appears to be a conference schedule of 20 games per school. That means no games until at least the weekend of April 17. Even if they figure out a way to reconstruct the schedule to include them in all the weekend dates for that weekend plus the remaining three of the regular season, that only amounts to 16 games. Only solution appears to be at least two after school weekday doubleheaders in order to reach what appears to be the required 20 games through May 9. Those games would probably be against at least one (possibly two) of the four nearby programs.

              For the "home" team that means that they would have to play 10 games in an eight day period at least once. The best case scenario for the second weekday doubleheader would be playing 10 games in a twelve day period. Talk about starting post season play with fried front line starting and relief pitchers, provided they even make it there.

              Be that as it may, who exactly is supposed to care about the "home" teams' problem. Remember, the problem was created by no one other than their own administration (not athletic department!!!) who simply refused to allow people to just show up and play when everyone else did. The real unfairness of the actions of this administration (as if they would really care about anybody other than themselves) is that at least one (possibly two) other close by program will be required to also fry their own pitching staffs leading in to post season play. Both of those weekday doubleheaders, of course, do require another team.

              I would love to be a fly on the wall when those one or two other nearby coaches (and maybe AD's too) are told they will be entering post season play with compromised front line pitching (provided they make it) all because just one (out of 10) would not begin their season until they "felt like it". The "verbiage" used by opposing coach(s) just might prove entertaining. Wonder if any of them will simply out and out refuse to do it??? Why shouldn't they??? They were not the ones who created the problem and they should not be asked to help solve it.

              Maybe the best solution would be for the other conference institutions to ask certain somebody's to just go find another conference where the administration people (again, not the athletic people) are just as whacky as they are. NESCAC is about the only one that comes to mind that can meet those requirements.

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              • 2:49 AM posting? Too much caffeine last night Tony or just taking sleeping lessons from Ralph?

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                • Today is 20 March 2021. There are 196 days (28 weeks) until RPI's next game.


                  This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.




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                  • Tweet from Mark Divver: Vermont players in the transfer portal: Burns, Beck, Kaplan, Boyko, Cowans, Evers, Thomas, Dzhioshvili

                    We aren't the only one with this problem.
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                    • Just because you enter the portal doesn’t mean you are done at your school, correct. You could be just testing the waters to see if there’s interest? With RPI opening up for sports, are there any players on campus? And could they practice, even informally, if RPI put down ice? Normally there are rules about when coaches can hold official practices. With allowing extra years of eligibility, wonder if they will relax the coaching rules until things get back to ‘normal’?

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                      • Originally posted by 25+years View Post
                        Just because you enter the portal doesn’t mean you are done at your school, correct. You could be just testing the waters to see if there’s interest? With RPI opening up for sports, are there any players on campus? And could they practice, even informally, if RPI put down ice? Normally there are rules about when coaches can hold official practices. With allowing extra years of eligibility, wonder if they will relax the coaching rules until things get back to ‘normal’?
                        Didn't someone post that none of our players are on campus this semester? I agree that players may just be testing the waters, but in our case the ones we know about are players whom I think would get interest. OTOH many teams will have a glut of players with no one using any eligibility this year.
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                        • Originally posted by 25+years View Post
                          Just because you enter the portal doesn’t mean you are done at your school, correct. You could be just testing the waters to see if there’s interest? With RPI opening up for sports, are there any players on campus? And could they practice, even informally, if RPI put down ice? Normally there are rules about when coaches can hold official practices. With allowing extra years of eligibility, wonder if they will relax the coaching rules until things get back to ‘normal’?
                          correct. You are still enrolled at your current school, but there is legal permission to be re-recruited

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                          • Today is 21 March 2021. There are 195 days until RPI's next game.


                            This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.




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                            • Alec Calvaruso and Billy Jerry are in the transfer portal

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                              • Today is 22 March 2021. There are 194 days until RPI's next game.


                                This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.




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