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I love the scheduling softball and lacrosse have put together. Playing top teams to really show what we are capable of, and preparing for long postseason runs.
02-14-2020 08:57 AM
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(02-14-2020 08:57 AM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  I love the scheduling softball and lacrosse have put together. Playing top teams to really show what we are capable of, and preparing for long postseason runs.

100% agree. Football is heading in that direction with tougher FCS OOC teams. Wish Women's basketball up'd their schedule a bit. Men's basketball schedule? 01-lauramac2
02-14-2020 09:01 AM
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I like what WBB is doing scheduling a couple local P5 and WNIT level teams with a few gimmies sprinkled in. MBB, I would like to see two P5 games per year, one against a ranked team. For example, a game against UVA (preseason ranked) and a game against Wake Forest (not so much ranked team).
02-14-2020 09:17 AM
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Hummmm

Just noticed we are the only team in the top 25 that has not played this year. Everyone else has played at least 3 games. Wonder why that happened? I do think that will put us at a disadvantage, at least for today's game.
02-14-2020 10:03 AM
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(02-14-2020 10:03 AM)Dukester Wrote:  Hummmm

Just noticed we are the only team in the top 25 that has not played this year. Everyone else has played at least 3 games. Wonder why that happened? I do think that will put us at a disadvantage, at least for today's game.

Yup same as last season too......I do find that odd that we seem to start a week later....wonder why that is for the last 2 seasons.
02-14-2020 10:11 AM
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Read an article yesterday about our upcoming softball season. It basically said the first few weeks are of paramount importance. Our postseason fate is sealed well before the time conference play roles around, as it does nothing to enhance our resume.
02-14-2020 10:49 AM
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(02-14-2020 10:49 AM)olddawg Wrote:  Read an article yesterday about our upcoming softball season. It basically said the first few weeks are of paramount importance. Our postseason fate is sealed well before the time conference play roles around, as it does nothing to enhance our resume.

Completely agree with that. For mid-major teams like us it is of the utmost importance to show up big in the OOC.
At the same time, it means nothing if we don't take care of business in our conference. But if we have a big OOC and somehow slip up in the CAA tourney we still have a shot. We can obviously make the tournament with a poor OOC showing but the seeding and home field that we aspire for would be long gone.
02-14-2020 11:12 AM
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(02-14-2020 11:12 AM)JMad03 Wrote:  
(02-14-2020 10:49 AM)olddawg Wrote:  Read an article yesterday about our upcoming softball season. It basically said the first few weeks are of paramount importance. Our postseason fate is sealed well before the time conference play roles around, as it does nothing to enhance our resume.

Completely agree with that. For mid-major teams like us it is of the utmost importance to show up big in the OOC.
At the same time, it means nothing if we don't take care of business in our conference. But if we have a big OOC and somehow slip up in the CAA tourney we still have a shot. We can obviously make the tournament with a poor OOC showing but the seeding and home field that we aspire for would be long gone.

Yep - the "we're only 2 weeks into the season, relax" - does not work.

This is far more important than conference play which hopefully we will dominate.

And "Quality" wins are of more importance than bad losses.

Come selection time they look at 50-8 with 4 wins over current top 20 teams. A big win over Georgia would be more meaningful in a positive way than a lost versus Hofstra would be in a negative way.
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15 Minutes. 03-cloud9
02-14-2020 02:45 PM
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Game time!
02-14-2020 03:00 PM
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(02-14-2020 03:00 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Game time!

Yep - but has not popped up yet on ESPN3 03-yawn
02-14-2020 03:02 PM
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Is anyone else getting an error saying they don't have access to that channel? It's ESPN3, and that should work with a cable subscription, right? Might it be because the game hasn't started yet?
02-14-2020 03:09 PM
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I'm getting the game via ESPN-3. We just lost a run opportunity in the top 1st as Gordon was thrown out at home. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs. At least we are getting base runners right out of the chute. Good sign.
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(02-14-2020 03:09 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Is anyone else getting an error saying they don't have access to that channel? It's ESPN3, and that should work with a cable subscription, right? Might it be because the game hasn't started yet?

Not getting an error on mine - the broadcast just has not started.

Wrongo.....

Game has started - see live states, but the broadcast is not yet coming on....
02-14-2020 03:13 PM
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Based loaded for Dukes with two outs.

We need a hit....
02-14-2020 03:14 PM
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Nope - 3rd out.

On to the bottom of the first.
02-14-2020 03:15 PM
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Just had to log out and back in apparently. Thanks, ESPN!
02-14-2020 03:17 PM
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(02-14-2020 03:17 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Just had to log out and back in apparently. Thanks, ESPN!

Thanks! - worked for me too.
02-14-2020 03:19 PM
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O had a solid first inning....
02-14-2020 03:23 PM
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Watching Softball is like watching the Stepford Wives playing softball. They are always smiling and laughing.
02-14-2020 03:29 PM
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