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(12-02-2018 11:34 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Who had more to do with Nick leaving, Scootie or Rob E?

Considering his Dad is a Head Coach at UaB , I'd bet it was Nick.
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(12-02-2018 11:34 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Who had more to do with Nick leaving, Scootie or Rob E?

Or neither
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Nick Norton came to UAB ultimately to get his degree. He accomplished that goal
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Good for Nick. I'm happy for him.
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(12-02-2018 10:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Funny we are treating our basketball program the same way MTSU is treating football. Had that place been full yesterday we most likely don’t win. They let us come in an take it over. Be a part of the solution. Not a part of the problem. A packed house may be an extra win or two. Players feed off that. Don’t take my word, just ask our guys. Just my take.

Exactly AB. Crowds of 3,000 or less are embarrassing.
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(12-02-2018 10:21 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Football season is almost over, so everyone can then start hating basketball full time
That's so funny. Actually there are several bright spots in the statistical averages of this new team they are quite athletic, to say the least. Butler is a beast. The guards have a lot of potential. Give them time. They are going to get better as the season progresses.
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I thought Nick transferred because he graduated and UAB did not have the graduate degree he wanted to pursue - at least that is what I was told.
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(12-04-2018 09:34 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  I thought Nick transferred because he graduated and UAB did not have the graduate degree he wanted to pursue - at least that is what I was told.

That is the “official” reason that the NCAA allows graduate transfers.

Every graduate transfer happens because their school didn’t offer a graduate school they wanted. Wink wink
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Yes, but every other team has the same opportunity to improve throughout the year. This team looks like it could be an all time bottom 5. What we lack in talent we make up for with inexperience and immaturity.

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(12-02-2018 10:21 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Football season is almost over, so everyone can then start hating basketball full time
That's so funny. Actually there are several bright spots in the statistical averages of this new team they are quite athletic, to say the least. Butler is a beast. The guards have a lot of potential. Give them time. They are going to get better as the season progresses.
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(12-04-2018 09:34 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  I thought Nick transferred because he graduated and UAB did not have the graduate degree he wanted to pursue - at least that is what I was told.

And I’ve gotta bridge I’ll sell ya
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(12-02-2018 10:56 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 10:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Funny we are treating our basketball program the same way MTSU is treating football. Had that place been full yesterday we most likely don’t win. They let us come in an take it over. Be a part of the solution. Not a part of the problem. A packed house may be an extra win or two. Players feed off that. Don’t take my word, just ask our guys. Just my take.

Exactly AB. Crowds of 3,000 or less are embarrassing.
MTSU was playing in and hosting a CUSA championship game. They weren't coming off 2 of their arguably worst football years in school history and getting blown out by Charleston

Apples and oranges. In general, yes, fan apathy for UAB basketball has been getting worse. We also aren't winning big games. No one cares if you're beating 250+ RPI teams. They only care if you lose to them.

The basketball program could really use some new energy behind it

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(12-05-2018 11:56 AM)Shrack Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 10:56 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 10:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Funny we are treating our basketball program the same way MTSU is treating football. Had that place been full yesterday we most likely don’t win. They let us come in an take it over. Be a part of the solution. Not a part of the problem. A packed house may be an extra win or two. Players feed off that. Don’t take my word, just ask our guys. Just my take.

Exactly AB. Crowds of 3,000 or less are embarrassing.
MTSU was playing in and hosting a CUSA championship game. They weren't coming off 2 of their arguably worst football years in school history and getting blown out by Charleston

Apples and oranges. In general, yes, fan apathy for UAB basketball has been getting worse. We also aren't winning big games. No one cares if you're beating 250+ RPI teams. They only care if you lose to them.

The basketball program could really use some new energy behind it

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The only thing I’ve read that would help basketball become more successful is better attendance. I don’t think pouring money into football has hurt basketball attendance. Losing and subpar opponents has hurt attendance. It’s a struggle for me, but I make the sacrifice. I can only think the casual basketball fan is waiting on something great to happen.
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So losing two games has killed attendance this year. Man. Tough crowd
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(12-05-2018 10:56 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  So losing two games has killed attendance this year. Man. Tough crowd

2 games nope, but 30 over the past 2 probably has.
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I will confess I am a long time, diehard UAB football fan who couldn't care less about the basketball team. I'm very sorry for contributing to the basketball team's decline. It's all my fault.
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No, losing two games didnt do that. Absolute mediocrity of play with the talent we had the past two years, plus a constant parade of crappy teams coming into Bartow, plus no real signature wins since the ncaa run a few years ago, plus a roster that inspires no hope for the confernece season, plus six wins over nobody teams. And all that within the multi year context of one of the worst basketball conferences in the country.

Here is the key question for this program. What is there for the casual UAB basketball fan to get excited about?

What should be attracting more fams? The talent? The coach? The recent history? Recruiting? The ethos of the program? The effort? The beauty or fun of the system Ehsan runs? The personality of our best player? The concession stands? The rowdy crowds? The popcorn? The halftime shows?

Help me out here. Why would the average Birmingham basketball fan get excited about UAB basketball today?

(12-05-2018 10:56 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  So losing two games has killed attendance this year. Man. Tough crowd
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No, losing two games didnt do that. Absolute mediocrity of play with the talent we had the past two years, plus a constant parade of crappy teams coming into Bartow, plus no real signature wins since the ncaa run a few years ago, plus a roster that inspires no hope for the confernece season, plus six wins over nobody teams. And all that within the multi year context of one of the worst basketball conferences in the country.

Here is the key question for this program. What is there for the casual UAB basketball fan to get excited about?

What should be attracting more fams? The talent? The coach? The recent history? Recruiting? The ethos of the program? The effort? The beauty or fun of the system Ehsan runs? The personality of our best player? The concession stands? The rowdy crowds? The popcorn? The halftime shows?

Help me out here. Why would the average Birmingham basketball fan get excited about UAB basketball today?

(12-05-2018 10:56 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  So losing two games has killed attendance this year. Man. Tough crowd
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The long-time fans at least have some great memories of UAB basketball. The kind that can carry you through a lot of lean years. What if you had started following the team in the last ten years? One NCAA win since '06 doesn't buy much as far as fan interest and passion in 2018.
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(12-06-2018 07:23 AM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  No, losing two games didnt do that. Absolute mediocrity of play with the talent we had the past two years, plus a constant parade of crappy teams coming into Bartow, plus no real signature wins since the ncaa run a few years ago, plus a roster that inspires no hope for the confernece season, plus six wins over nobody teams. And all that within the multi year context of one of the worst basketball conferences in the country.

Here is the key question for this program. What is there for the casual UAB basketball fan to get excited about?

What should be attracting more fams? The talent? The coach? The recent history? Recruiting? The ethos of the program? The effort? The beauty or fun of the system Ehsan runs? The personality of our best player? The concession stands? The rowdy crowds? The popcorn? The halftime shows?

Help me out here. Why would the average Birmingham basketball fan get excited about UAB basketball today?

(12-05-2018 10:56 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  So losing two games has killed attendance this year. Man. Tough crowd

This one for sure. This team has a lot of likable players.

(12-06-2018 08:26 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  The long-time fans at least have some great memories of UAB basketball. The kind that can carry you through a lot of lean years. What if you had started following the team in the last ten years? One NCAA win since '06 doesn't buy much as far as fan interest and passion in 2018.

I moved to Birmingham the year that they won over Iowa State. I started following them casually after that and got into them seriously after that. As someone that (I think) meets your criteria, I'll say that I am luke-warm on the season. I'll still be at every game I'm able to go to, but you're right that there's just not much to get excited about.
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