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We’re moving to CuseCountry.com

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2007

DC is Cuse Country

This is a photo of a sign blog contributor Josh made before a game against Georgetown in Washington. It became something of a running joke in our crew: Wherever we were, that was Cuse Country. When it came time to name this little project of ours, it seemed a natural fit. Holy crap, the Internet is Cuse Country!

Now, the time has come to move to nicer real estate. And with football season looming like an orange cloud of noxious gas, we’re moving to a new address that doesn’t have “hoops” in the URL.

So come visit us at CuseCountry.com. Same great stuff, new great home.

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Separated at birth?

Posted by Josh on March 15, 2007

You decide:

Separated at birth?

South Alabama head coach John Pelphrey / TV comedian Ryan Stiles

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Thank You Fans!

Posted by Josh on March 14, 2007

I’m going to go out on a small limb and say that having nearly 17,000 fans at the S. Alabama game may have set a single-game NIT attendance record. I couldn’t find any hard facts online, but I did find this on the official Iowa State athletics website (Hilton is their arena name):

Iowa State and Hilton broke NIT attendance marks in 2004. The Cyclones drew 12,196 and 14,020 fans in their two NIT games they hosted, averaging 13,144 fans per contest.

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“We’re going to lose this game”

Posted by Tom on March 14, 2007

I’m not ashamed to admit that these words passed through my lips in between swigs of Imperial Costa Rican beer tonight while watching this South Alabama game in Park Slope. It was conforming to an all-too-familiar pattern. Sloppy first half by the Cuse, outrebounded by a smaller, inferior opponent, leaving the spunky opposition right in the game going into the locker room.

Generally these games go one of two ways. Either we stop them from scoring for about 6 minutes early in the second half and build a 12 point lead and crush their spirit, or we fail to pull away by the 10 minute mark, try TOO hard to dominate down the stretch resulting in stupid turnovers and bad shots, and eventually lose. At the 10 minute mark this was decidedly a game in the second mold, and it seemed like a loss pattern that felt all too familiar.

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Meet the Jaguars

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2007

I was waiting for my flight at the airport in Syracuse when I got the word that SU had been snubbed by the selection committee. The NIT is in some ways like purgatory, a place you stop on the way up or down, but not somewhere you want to get stuck. And being passed over for the NCAA Tournament is kind of like death in that it represents the untimely and tragic end of a team’s season. So it’s not surprising that my first reaction was seeing the last six months passing before my eyes, replaying in my mind as the familiar faces of long-departed friends beckoned me toward the light. There’s Carmelo, reminding me not to snitch. And there’s Etan Thomas laying it all out in verse. And there’s DeShaun Williams dogging it in the 2002 NIT.

SU’s last trip to the college basketball world’s consolation prize began five years ago yesterday with a solid 10-point win over St. Bonaventure and ended two weeks later with a defeat at the hands of South Carolina. (Check out Orangehoops.org — no relation — for more on the 2002 season.) Here are the salient points: A lanky sharp-shooting senior forward led SU’s offensive attack, a raw but promising freshman elevated his game, and an infuriating guard with attitude problems played some seriously sloppy ball.

Wait, what year is it again? Hopefully Demetris Nichols and Paul Harris can follow in Preston Shumpert and Hakim Warrick’s footsteps. And hopefully Eric Devendorf can avoid becoming the next DeShaun Williams. With a little luck, we’re avoid the third-place game this time around.

But enough about the past. We have a game tonight! Read more about South Alabama below the fold:

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