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Dodging Snowpocalypse
Dodging Snowpocalypse
Published by Swampy Meadows
01-29-2015
Dodging Snowpocalypse

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- Looks like Snowpocalypse hit the City of Boston and the surrounding environs pretty hard, but only dropped six inches of white stuff further west in Amherst. The locals refer to that as "Wednesday." The Mullins Center in Amherst is where UD will face UMass, with the Flyers actually being picked as the favorite in this one. I really wish the Weather Channel would stop naming these winter storms -- they aren't that big a deal up in those parts.

Another week; another road test.

In other news:

-- Chicago native Kendall Pollard is "a slamming success at Dayton" according to this profile from a local Windy City website:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150...cess-at-dayton

-- UD got some love from Bill Rabinowitz, the Buckeye beat writer for The Columbus Dispatch:

http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/cont...ght-depth.html

-- ICYMI, Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports pegs Archie as his #3 candidate for NCAA Men's Basketball Coach of the Year:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-...ory&soc_trk=tw

-- How would you feel if UD had an RPI of #12, an SOS of #10, owned the 3rd longest road win streak in the country and yet they were not ranked and did not receive even a single vote in the polls?

They are

Say hello to UD Women's Coach Jim Jabir, ladies and germs!

Talk about getting no love from the pollsters!

-- In NBA News, Brian Roberts in his new role as a starter for the Charlotte Hornets scored 8 points, had 6 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds in a loss to San Antonio; meanwhile, Chris Johnson got the dreaded DNP-Coaches Decision in the initial tilt under his 10 day contract with the Utah Jazz.

-- Flyer recruits John Crosby and Sam Miller were called but were not chosen as McDonald's All-Americans. Here are the guys who were:

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/re...2uq88cM3%22%7D

-- The name of Davidson freshman Peyton Aldridge rang a bell with recruitniks like me because Archie was after him pretty hard last year. Here is how Ohio native Aldridge ended up a Wildcat:

http://davidsonian.com/?p=590

-- This week's installment of College Chalk Talk's Atlantic 10 Tempo Tuesday:

http://collegechalktalk.com/2015/01/...nial-uprising/

-- 1,000 game winner Coach K isn't who you think he is, according to Dana O'Neil at ESPN.com:

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/stor...ewski-think-is

-- If you ever happen to find yourself across the Ohio border in New Castle, IN and need a place to stay, be sure to stop into the Steve Alford All-American Inn:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/ucla/l...ry.html#page=1

That’s it “From the Swamp.”
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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By jack72 on 01-29-2015, 05:14 PM
In this day of spoiled athletic egotistical disappointments, that story on Coach K is pretty darn good.
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By Bud Meadows on 02-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Interesting article about the Steve Alford Inn. Swampy's nephew, Ed Meadows, married Wendy Alford, an Indiana grad and Steve's cousin. Their three kids are all excellent basketball players.
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