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RE: WBB Game 9: VCU (6-3) vs ODU (6-2)
(12-19-2018 11:04 PM)Sirloin Burger Wrote:  Once again, Coach McCray pleaded with Monarch Nation to come to the Ted and watch her team.

During her VCU presser, she sounded a little upset at the turnout. She said the team can't succeed without the fans.

Looking back during the glory years though, the Ladies never averaged more than 4,000 per game. Of course most of those games were at the Field House where 3k fans could make the house rock. 3,000 fans at the Ted makes it look like a disappointing turnout.

I think the fans want more convincing before committing to the team. Like a ticket to the dance. It's been a long time.

2008, to be exact. Since then, it's been fair, mediocre and flat-out poor, and that takes a toll on enthusiasm. Plus correct me if I'm wrong, but the program's last glory days had a lot of older fans. Without putting too fine a point on it, I wonder if she's having to start from ground zero on building a fanbase involving people that don't have the in-person memories of championship basketball and only know the Monarchs from their .500-or-worse play that's marked their recent past.

It took a while for the fans to fall away, which means it'll take a while for the fans to come back. But an NCAA trip (and especially a win) speeds up the process rather nicely.
12-20-2018 12:34 AM
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RE: WBB Game 9: VCU (6-3) vs ODU (6-2)
(12-20-2018 12:34 AM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(12-19-2018 11:04 PM)Sirloin Burger Wrote:  Once again, Coach McCray pleaded with Monarch Nation to come to the Ted and watch her team.

During her VCU presser, she sounded a little upset at the turnout. She said the team can't succeed without the fans.

Looking back during the glory years though, the Ladies never averaged more than 4,000 per game. Of course most of those games were at the Field House where 3k fans could make the house rock. 3,000 fans at the Ted makes it look like a disappointing turnout.

I think the fans want more convincing before committing to the team. Like a ticket to the dance. It's been a long time.

2008, to be exact. Since then, it's been fair, mediocre and flat-out poor, and that takes a toll on enthusiasm. Plus correct me if I'm wrong, but the program's last glory days had a lot of older fans. Without putting too fine a point on it, I wonder if she's having to start from ground zero on building a fanbase involving people that don't have the in-person memories of championship basketball and only know the Monarchs from their .500-or-worse play that's marked their recent past.

It took a while for the fans to fall away, which means it'll take a while for the fans to come back. But an NCAA trip (and especially a win) speeds up the process rather nicely.

I'm planning on attending a game or two for the first time in a while. They may or may not get to the NCAA's this year, but we are heading in the right direction.
12-20-2018 01:28 PM
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RE: WBB Game 9: VCU (6-3) vs ODU (6-2)
Karen Barefoot's UNCW team is 5-4 with 2 DII wins and zero notable wins.

Thank God we got out of that mess and our future looks so much better.
12-21-2018 10:58 AM
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(12-21-2018 10:58 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Karen Barefoot's UNCW team is 5-4 with 2 DII wins and zero notable wins.

Thank God we got out of that mess and our future looks so much better.

Loved Karen, just never seemed to get it done. I wish her well. Unfortunately the UNC-W team with Karen has an RPI of 211

Only common opponent so far is VCU, they lost to them 47 -58
12-21-2018 08:46 PM
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(12-21-2018 08:46 PM)ODU Oldtimer Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 10:58 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Karen Barefoot's UNCW team is 5-4 with 2 DII wins and zero notable wins.

Thank God we got out of that mess and our future looks so much better.

Loved Karen, just never seemed to get it done. I wish her well. Unfortunately the UNC-W team with Karen has an RPI of 211

Only common opponent so far is VCU, they lost to them 47 -58

Ya nothing personal against KB she is just not that good of a coach.
12-21-2018 10:23 PM
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(12-21-2018 10:23 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 08:46 PM)ODU Oldtimer Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 10:58 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Karen Barefoot's UNCW team is 5-4 with 2 DII wins and zero notable wins.

Thank God we got out of that mess and our future looks so much better.

Loved Karen, just never seemed to get it done. I wish her well. Unfortunately the UNC-W team with Karen has an RPI of 211

Only common opponent so far is VCU, they lost to them 47 -58

Ya nothing personal against KB she is just not that good of a coach.


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12-22-2018 07:59 AM
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But, hey, KB’s team did get an exciting 35-33 win over mighty Longwood last night.
12-22-2018 08:42 AM
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(12-22-2018 07:59 AM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 10:23 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 08:46 PM)ODU Oldtimer Wrote:  
(12-21-2018 10:58 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Karen Barefoot's UNCW team is 5-4 with 2 DII wins and zero notable wins.

Thank God we got out of that mess and our future looks so much better.

Loved Karen, just never seemed to get it done. I wish her well. Unfortunately the UNC-W team with Karen has an RPI of 211

Only common opponent so far is VCU, they lost to them 47 -58

Ya nothing personal against KB she is just not that good of a coach.


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I don't think she's a bad coach, just not a mid-major D1 coach. She did well at Apprentice and turned Elon around quickly. Low-level D1/high-level D2 might be her comfort zone.
12-22-2018 02:07 PM
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Then UNCW is perfect for her. I think D2/D3 is more like it.
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