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by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Greatest shots...
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Greatest shots...

Nate Harris' 3/4 court one handed baseball throw in Reno. Pretty sure it was part of the conference tourney. Butler's rebound dunk off a Huber missed three against Santa Barbara or Irvine in the Spectrum. Troy Rolle dunk over Hordeman. Bernard Rock banked in a three to beat North Carolina in a Hawa...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why not postpone vs cancel
Replies: 42
Views: 1843

Re: Why not postpone vs cancel

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to wake up in about a week and say, "...oh crap, what did we do?!" Well honestly the hope is that shutting things down for a few weeks will lead to far fewer people getting sick meaning far fewer dying because of it. Because of that a segment of the popula...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why not postpone vs cancel
Replies: 42
Views: 1843

Re: Why not postpone vs cancel

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to wake up in about a week and say, "...oh crap, what did we do?!" Well honestly the hope is that shutting things down for a few weeks will lead to far fewer people getting sick meaning far fewer dying because of it. Because of that a segment of the popula...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why not postpone vs cancel
Replies: 42
Views: 1843

Re: Why not postpone vs cancel

The US had to do something to flatten the curve as we are getting the wave of the disease in the next 7-10 days. I get that. I just don't get why things couldn't have been postponed and if it was for the insurance, then the NCAA is who I thought they were. Just a bunch of greedy bastards. There is ...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN
Replies: 76
Views: 6105

Re: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN

2004AG wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 2:56 pm
bpd wrote:It is not about the money, he turned down more money last year from us. It is about getting to a Final Four
It’s always about the money.

Has Minnesota EVER made the final four ?


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Yes but it was vacated.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN
Replies: 76
Views: 6105

Re: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN

Nope - He and his family really like this place and USU. I am hopeful that he stays long term with the professional goal of building us into a Gonzaga type program. Mark Few has had many opportunities to leave Gonzaga for a bigger conference and significantly more money. Few's current salary is $1....
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN
Replies: 76
Views: 6105

Re: LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN

A good part of Smith's success is due to a player named Sam Merrill. If my memory serves me right Sam was here long before Smith became coach. I want to see how Smith can do with his own players before he is crowned king forever. Not to be misunderstood, I do like what he has done the past two seas...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: One more year for Sam/Brito?
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: One more year for Sam/Brito?

There is no way this rule would apply to winter sports. You arent getting a full year because of at most a few games missed. Merrill would be gone regardless and should be. Time for him to make money as a basketball player. Sad the one milestone he didn't accomplish was taken away from him. We will ...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 14th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Roy Williams has a claim as Greatest Coach Ever
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Roy Williams has a claim as Greatest Coach Ever

First losing season as a coach in 31 years. If you win 3 national titles and go to several more final fours you get a mulligan.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 13th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Who you feel bad for
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Who you feel bad for

I feel bad for us because I truly believe we could beat anyone in the country. I've never felt that way about a USU team until this one, especially with how wide open college basketball was this year. Yep. Think about it. This year could have seen 3 of the 4 one seeds going to teams from mid majors...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 13th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Who you feel bad for
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Who you feel bad for

I actually truly believe we could have made a run. I honestly never believed we could before at least in the modern era. We have a great team and were battle tested with huge neutral site wins. If you would tell me on Earth 2 where this tournament happened we made the Elite 8 I wouldn't have doubted...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 13th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Talk of giving seniors another year of eligibility.
Replies: 27
Views: 1465

Re: Talk of giving seniors another year of eligibility.

There is 0 chance Sam would come back. He’s ready to move on to a pro career. Yeah at some point players want to get paid even if it isn't the NBA. Merrill would be leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table and if he already has his degree I would also put it at zero that he would come ...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why not postpone vs cancel
Replies: 42
Views: 1843

Re: Why not postpone vs cancel

Some of the “big” coaches are saying the same thing. Too bad... I think he the "big" coaches will eventually get their way. Do you have any inside information on this? I wish I did. It's just my opinion and that's why I used the "I think" phrase. If I hear anything of substance you guys will be the...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Talk of giving seniors another year of eligibility.
Replies: 27
Views: 1465

Re: Talk of giving seniors another year of eligibility.

There is 0 chance Sam would come back. He’s ready to move on to a pro career. Yeah at some point players want to get paid even if it isn't the NBA. Merrill would be leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table and if he already has his degree I would also put it at zero that he would come ...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why not postpone vs cancel
Replies: 42
Views: 1843

Re: Why not postpone vs cancel

aggies22 wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:44 pm
MrBiggle wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Some of the “big” coaches are saying the same thing. Too bad...
I think he the "big" coaches will eventually get their way.
Do you have any inside information on this?
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Let's Just Enjoy Sam Frickin' Merrill's Last Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Let's Just Enjoy Sam Frickin' Merrill's Last Performance

He is great and it further shows why this sucks. I have never felt confident in the ncaa tournament until this year. Even last year I hated our matchup against thybulle the best defender in the country and felt we might be raw ourselves with zero tourney experience. I really believed we would have w...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Let’s celebrate this team
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Let’s celebrate this team

This will be unpopular on a usu message board, but people should spend money on things more important than college athletics right now. An economic collapse could be imminent.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Bracketology Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Bracketology Watch

Feel bad for the players. March madness is a tournament players dream about playing in since they first learn of the game. Obviously there are more important things than basketball, but usu has their best potential to make a run in a long time. Sad it will always be a great what if.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Wyoming and Air Force Fire Coaches
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: Wyoming and Air Force Fire Coaches

Wyoming coach was treated fairly. 4 years is enough time to build a winner. When years 3 and 4 are as baf as his were you aren't keeping your job.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 12th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Maybe we will face BYU in the dance
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Maybe we will face BYU in the dance

If the tournament gets played we probably do play byu first round. There is little point in playing at the destinations with no fans so they might as well have us play byu at some utah gym in Salt Lake. It would make sense for a 7/10 matchup.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NBA Suspends Season - Rudy Gobert tests positive for Coronavirus
Replies: 58
Views: 2095

Re: NBA Suspends Season - Rudy Gobert tests positive for Coronavirus

We might not be far off from the NCAA tournament just being outright cancelled. Hope not, but that is the direction we are headed.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Hear me out: Zaire Wade
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Hear me out: Zaire Wade

If he is a good player that can help the team win, absolutely. If he isn't, pass. That good will you think would be generated would be offset in a hurry when Dwade is using his global platform to rip USU and our coaching staff for not playing him. I was a fan of Dwade as a player, but pretty lame mo...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: SDSU will get the #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Utah St will get the 8 seed in the NCAA tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: SDSU will get the #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Utah St will get the 8 seed in the NCAA tournament

You would think byu fans would have better things to worry about with them having their best team in a long time. Aggies don't troll cougarboard like this.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We are going to remember “The Shot”
Replies: 41
Views: 3080

Re: We are going to remember “The Shot”

In Aggie future lore “ The Shot”. Will be remembered by all of us during this time period. Just like I always equate “The Comeback”. With John Elway coming back to beat Cleveland. Actually I believe it is called “The Drive”. It would be great if they put “The Shot” on the Jumbotron before the start...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We are going to remember “The Shot”
Replies: 41
Views: 3080

Re: We are going to remember “The Shot”

won't be remembered if they don't win any NCAA tournament games. then again, i don't know how high USU's expectations are. If by simply participating the NCAAs is the highlight of the season, then i guess they can embellish on their conf. tournament finals win. NCAA tournament>>>>>>>>>ALL. Your tea...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We are going to remember “The Shot”
Replies: 41
Views: 3080

Re: We are going to remember “The Shot”

In Aggie future lore “ The Shot”. Will be remembered by all of us during this time period. Just like I always equate “The Comeback”. With John Elway coming back to beat Cleveland. Actually I believe it is called “The Drive”. It would be great if they put “The Shot” on the Jumbotron before the start...
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 11th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Coach Smith the ambassador
Replies: 27
Views: 2017

Re: Coach Smith the ambassador

A+ hire and a guy who will be great at Minnesota or whatever the P5 job he ends up taking. He gives me serious urban meyer vibes where he is just the complete package across the board. Great in game coach, great motivator, great at preparation, great with fans, great with the media, etc. . .
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 10th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Cougs looked terrible last night
Replies: 32
Views: 1693

Re: Cougs looked terrible last night

ViAggie wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 9:37 am
Wet Goat Conference only deserves two bids this year. Ybu = NIT
I wish but they are safely in.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: ETSU or Wofford
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: ETSU or Wofford

I actually saw a wofford game this year. They beat Virginia Military Institute at vmi in a near empty arena. Going to college games in various places makes you really appreciate the spectrum. Few places have atmospheres that can compare.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 8th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: I mean, come on now...
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: I mean, come on now...

He had so many big moments. Considering the stakes with it being a conference championship and the tournament on the line against a top 5 opponent, I will go to bat saying it is the greatest performance in Aggie history. At least the most meaningful.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 8th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam Merrill's draft potential?
Replies: 50
Views: 2714

Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Someone who is more knowledgeable than me tell me why Dellavedova can have a long nba career and Merrill can't? Not saying Merrill will, but there are comparable guys who played at a similar level with similar size and put up similar numbers and have made a career for themselves in the NBA.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 8th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam = clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Sam = clutch

Extremely clutch but he did miss one free throw in the final minute. Just setting up for a more amazing moment though.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 8th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Was this our biggest win in school history?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Was this our biggest win in school history?

Yes. Winning a conference championship against a top 5 team is better than a 1st round win. We made the elite 8 in 1970. Maybe that run was bigger, but id take a conference title.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 8th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Which seed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1914

Re: Which seed?

Probably 10 or 11. We do have some bad losses. Last year we did not.
by Aggie formerly in Hawaii
March 7th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: SDSU #1 seed, USU #11 seed in the NCAA tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: SDSU #1 seed, USU #11 seed in the NCAA tournament

We were 11 going in. This win bumps us up a line or 3 We weren't "going in". We would've been left out easily. Yep we had to win today. We were not going to get an at-large. We were barely in "the last 4" and that would have barely lasted with bubble teams building their resume over the next week. ...