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Gotta take a minute to applaud all the efforts that go into the Gold Rush game. This isn’t a one year fluke...It’s a major annual tradition that generates excitement and buzz around the program. A 20 point win in front of 6K people ensures that buzz will continue.

Well done to all those involved. 4 games to go. Let’s go Tribe!
02-11-2018 11:09 AM
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As BigTribe said, it is becoming a winter Homecoming. I encourage the school to continue to expand the number of events planned around the weekend. Most Basketball-only schools have their Homecoming during the winter, so this is a way for us to have our cake and eat a second one (or something like that...).

Using some of the ideas for the Gold Rush to perk up other home games is not a ridiculous request, by the way. 6,000 a night for home games is not that pie-in-the-skyish.

Congrats to all, including the excellent play by the Home Team.
02-11-2018 11:48 AM
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I like the idea of a 2nd winter homecoming. I also like that it fits in nicely with a big W&M weekend like charter day. Also, the timing is such that you can bring in unsigned seniors during the open football signing period and heading into the late basketball signing period. Also a good time to bring in juniors for unofficial visits. IMO, Gold Rush is a fantastic move and deserves to be built on and expanded.
02-11-2018 12:12 PM
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We actually had some stupid passes and turn overs when we were up big. Tony was not pleased. We could have won by 40. Just shows how well they can play if they did so for an entire game. We could roll into the post season.
02-11-2018 06:26 PM
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Why do we continue to trot out 10-15 former basketball players who wave and get applauded, and then they walk off the court, without any attempt to identify the individuals ... nothing in the program...nothing on the scoreboard...nothing by the PA announcer.

This cattle call during a timeout is ridiculous.

Take the time and do it right ... at halftime ... and identify the former players individually.

Geez!

Been squawking about this every year.
02-11-2018 07:03 PM
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I agree. I know most of them, but each has their own story and connecting them with the fans is important. It would take a staff person about four hours to put a quick bio and stats, and maybe a head shot on a sheet of paper that could have been included in the program. Stuff like this is why the survey came out.
02-11-2018 07:06 PM
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Winning season has been clinched.

Congrats to the program!

Next up ... clinch a bye to CAA tourney first round.
02-12-2018 08:37 AM
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(02-11-2018 07:03 PM)nj alum Wrote:  Why do we continue to trot out 10-15 former basketball players who wave and get applauded, and then they walk off the court, without any attempt to identify the individuals ... nothing in the program...nothing on the scoreboard...nothing by the PA announcer.

This cattle call during a timeout is ridiculous.

Take the time and do it right ... at halftime ... and identify the former players individually.

Geez!

Been squawking about this every year.

Count me among those who don't know who they were but wanted to. While we gave a nice ovation to them, it would have made for a great 10 minutes at halftime to honor each of them with a nice bio in the program. But, it was about the only thing Saturday that wasn't fantastic. My wife and I really enjoyed the weekend and my daughter and 50+ of her friends did too. Kudos to all involved in that day. I heard several students saying it was the most fun that they had at any Tribe sporting event during the W&M time. Good attendance for lots of other events of the weekend. 2nd Homecoming is an apt description, but Gold Rush has now rocked for a while and keeps getting better.
02-12-2018 04:17 PM
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