Mocs Undaunted Preparing For Huskies

Mocs Undaunted Preparing For Huskies

There are 38 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Mocs Undaunted Preparing For Huskies. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Basketball players are also basketball fans, so Chattanooga forward Nicchaeus Doaks and his teammates have seen plenty of UConn this year.

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roberttherugguyr aleigh

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Mar 17, 2009
Let last year SDSU be our guide: De'Jon Jackson 1-8 before his final shot last year!
Sensei

Plainville, CT

#4 Mar 17, 2009
Anyone read the small print in the Courant today?
You know, the small print that stated that UCONN men basketball players have a 33% graduation rate, and that's on the "six year plan".

Everyone still feel so good about Calhoun deserving all of those millions?
cameo35

Bloomfield, CT

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Hold on wrote:
Why would any team including Chattanooga be afraid of playing a school of dummies..........33% grad rate. pathetic. Now I question JC's compensation.
......It's the lowest among big time college!!...33%-UNBEIVABLE!!.. .Uconn do make good thugs at least..
lighten up

Hartford, CT

#6 Mar 17, 2009
you do realize that played being taken early into the NBA Draft and transfers count towards this 33% number.
You Are Ignorant

Manchester, CT

#7 Mar 17, 2009
Hold on wrote:
Why would any team including Chattanooga be afraid of playing a school of dummies..........33% grad rate. pathetic. Now I question JC's compensation.
Every player that transfers or leaves early for the NBA hurts the graduation rate. Stop being so naive. Some of you posters are so dumb.
Joh

Burlington, VT

#8 Mar 17, 2009
What is the average income of former Uconn basketball players? Ask the players what they think of the coach? I have seen Coach Calhoun interact with those less fortunate. Have seen him interact with his players off the court. Have seen him do wonderful things that he gets no credit for. Not to mention all he has done for the University. Like it or not--UCONN is what it is today because of Jim & Geno.
Timster

Marion, CT

#9 Mar 17, 2009
cameo35 wrote:
<quoted text>......It's the lowest among big time college!!...33%-UNBEIVABLE!!.. .Uconn do make good thugs at least..
Happy Natl Holiday, "Cybil". Besides your posts 3-6, do you think you could summon ONE of your personalities that is intelligent enough to not butcher the English language??? You're UNBEIVABLE!! GO HUSKIES!!!!!!
Coach T

Killingworth, CT

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Finally, someone ges it. Most people that post on here talk out of their collective arses. Everyone hates JC because of his pay but you will never hear a word about the "professors" who never step foot in a class because the class is taught by a grad asst. Do that math and see who is milking the system more. At least Jim puts in more than 8 office hrs a week.
Joh wrote:
What is the average income of former Uconn basketball players? Ask the players what they think of the coach? I have seen Coach Calhoun interact with those less fortunate. Have seen him interact with his players off the court. Have seen him do wonderful things that he gets no credit for. Not to mention all he has done for the University. Like it or not--UCONN is what it is today because of Jim & Geno.
Marcus

Derwood, MD

#11 Mar 17, 2009
cameo35 wrote:
<quoted text>......It's the lowest among big time college!!...33%-UNBEIVABLE!!.. .Uconn do make good thugs at least..
Wrong again, which is becoming a trend for you, dude! To quote General Jim, "Get some facts, and come back and see me."

Grad rates: Maryland (10 percent), Arizona (20 percent), Clemson (29 percent)

I suspect you have no idea that there is an entire world outside of UConn message boards, so how would you know? My bad...
Mark

Liberty Hill, TX

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Coach T wrote:
Finally, someone ges it. Most people that post on here talk out of their collective arses. Everyone hates JC because of his pay but you will never hear a word about the "professors" who never step foot in a class because the class is taught by a grad asst. Do that math and see who is milking the system more. At least Jim puts in more than 8 office hrs a week.
<quoted text>
Agreed. Not sure why people get hung up on graduation rates anyhow. Someone like Okafor comes to town and takes advantage of the opportunity and gets a degree more power to him. The next guy comes and just wants to maintain his eligibility, play ball and then move on, what's the crime in that?
cameo35

Bloomfield, CT

#13 Mar 17, 2009
Marcus wrote:
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Wrong again, which is becoming a trend for you, dude! To quote General Jim, "Get some facts, and come back and see me."
Grad rates: Maryland (10 percent), Arizona (20 percent), Clemson (29 percent)
I suspect you have no idea that there is an entire world outside of UConn message boards, so how would you know? My bad...
......I know Thabeet is only a 33% complete basketball player!..lol
Marcus

Derwood, MD

#14 Mar 17, 2009
cameo35 wrote:
<quoted text>......I know Thabeet is only a 33% complete basketball player!..lol
I've never been at a loss for words, but ...
pahusky

AOL

#15 Mar 17, 2009
As I always say you can make statistics sound good or bad depending on how you use them. One thing wrong with the way they figure out the graduation rates and that is if a player or former player comes back to get his or her degree it is never counted. Transfers are counted against the system as well as players that go on to the NBA, this does not mean UConn is just playing with dumb kids, on the contrary, but once again, all of the UConn and Jim Calhoun haters come out of the wood work whenever they can. The team is a #1 Seed, I'm sure many of you can't wait for them to lose so you can be back on this board saying "I told you so" ! Get a life, support your team and be proud of the hard work and dedication of the players and the entire coaching staff.
Good luck in the tournament, play hard for 40 minutes.
GO Huskies!!!
You Are Ignorant

Manchester, CT

#16 Mar 17, 2009
Apparently, Dave Leitao is paid more by Virginia ($2.1 million) than Calhoun is paid by UConn. You still want to talk about salary?

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story...
Sensei

Plainville, CT

#17 Mar 17, 2009
It seesm that many of you have indeed , missed the point regarding "higher education".
Colleges and Universities main pupose should be to educate the next generation of citizens.

If you think that being on the bandwagon of big time sports is beneficial to all parties, you are lacking an understanding of the basic pupose of higher education.

The media, the fans, and the highly paid coaches are all part of a corrupt, money grabbing enterprise that is indirectly helping America become what will be a third world nation.

Don't scoff at it. While drunken students are partying away, while we are spending 90 million on a football stadium for 10 games or so a year, and another 25 million on an elaborate traing facility, other countries students are hitting the books.

" March Madness" sums it all up. We , as a country , have lost sight of what really is important for our future.

With nearly 25 % of students entering college needing remedial help in subjects, that is the evidence of the dumbing down of our culture.

And how quaint that the excuse for the low graduation rate is that players may leave to play in the NBA. Like plyers in the NBA are contributing to society in a positive manner across the board.

Have you ever seen the statistics regarding theses great NBA players, and their behaviour ? Their numbers of children by many women, in many ciites? THe NBA today ids basically unwatchable compared to 20 years ago.

College basketball is not far behind.

Check out the real world. W ar ein hock big time for over a trillion dollars to the Chicoms, and with this President, the numbeers keep going higher.

The NBA , and College Hoops may be back to playing in empty gyms , in the not too distant future.

We, as Americans, have mortgaged our future on a " game" , on a " high ", and the price will eventually have to be paid.

And everytime you pay your cable bill, buy College athletic gear , and spend your money on a $6.00 cup of beer, you are helping the corrupt system to flourish.

It is really truly sad.
growupcalhoun

Lithia Springs, GA

#18 Mar 17, 2009
Timster, what a dumba** name? How about you start looking at your posts and learning how to spell you goober. You probably have to ask your mom to help, but look at your post and then get a dictionary.

Back to basketball, why should UTC fear uconn puppies? If they can keep it close, of course they can win. Remember Albany? they were up by 11 with 6,7 minutes to go. This team isn't any bettter than that 06 uconn team. Who will make the big shot or ft if it's close down the stretch in a big game? Who would that be? Not price, adrien and thabeet. Austrie can make 2 in a row but if it's really close he also usually bricks at least one. For all you other posters who think that practicing ft's is the answer, read some of calhoun's quotes about ft % in practice. It's over 80%. It simply comes down to whether one is a CLUTCH ft shooter in the post season. Until THIS team, wins a post season game, they should be considered to be a bunch of chokers.
pahusky

AOL

#19 Mar 17, 2009
You Are Ignorant wrote:
Apparently, Dave Leitao is paid more by Virginia ($2.1 million) than Calhoun is paid by UConn. You still want to talk about salary?
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story...
According to a Virginia athletic department official Dave Leitao has resigned as Virginia men's basketball coach after a 10-18 record this year. I saw this in my morning newspaper.
thetruth

Peabody, MA

#20 Mar 17, 2009
Sensei wrote:
It seesm that many of you have indeed , missed the point regarding "higher education".
Colleges and Universities main pupose should be to educate the next generation of citizens.
If you think that being on the bandwagon of big time sports is beneficial to all parties, you are lacking an understanding of the basic pupose of higher education.
The media, the fans, and the highly paid coaches are all part of a corrupt, money grabbing enterprise that is indirectly helping America become what will be a third world nation.
Don't scoff at it. While drunken students are partying away, while we are spending 90 million on a football stadium for 10 games or so a year, and another 25 million on an elaborate traing facility, other countries students are hitting the books.
" March Madness" sums it all up. We , as a country , have lost sight of what really is important for our future.
With nearly 25 % of students entering college needing remedial help in subjects, that is the evidence of the dumbing down of our culture.
And how quaint that the excuse for the low graduation rate is that players may leave to play in the NBA. Like plyers in the NBA are contributing to society in a positive manner across the board.
Have you ever seen the statistics regarding theses great NBA players, and their behaviour ? Their numbers of children by many women, in many ciites? THe NBA today ids basically unwatchable compared to 20 years ago.
College basketball is not far behind.
Check out the real world. W ar ein hock big time for over a trillion dollars to the Chicoms, and with this President, the numbeers keep going higher.
The NBA , and College Hoops may be back to playing in empty gyms , in the not too distant future.
We, as Americans, have mortgaged our future on a " game" , on a " high ", and the price will eventually have to be paid.
And everytime you pay your cable bill, buy College athletic gear , and spend your money on a $6.00 cup of beer, you are helping the corrupt system to flourish.
It is really truly sad.
Wow...get a life you insignificant loser.
PPPP

Roseland, NJ

#21 Mar 17, 2009
Sensei wrote:
It seesm that many of you have indeed , missed the point regarding "higher education".
Colleges and Universities main pupose should be to educate the next generation of citizens.
If you think that being on the bandwagon of big time sports is beneficial to all parties, you are lacking an understanding of the basic pupose of higher education.
The media, the fans, and the highly paid coaches are all part of a corrupt, money grabbing enterprise that is indirectly helping America become what will be a third world nation.
Don't scoff at it. While drunken students are partying away, while we are spending 90 million on a football stadium for 10 games or so a year, and another 25 million on an elaborate traing facility, other countries students are hitting the books.
" March Madness" sums it all up. We , as a country , have lost sight of what really is important for our future.
With nearly 25 % of students entering college needing remedial help in subjects, that is the evidence of the dumbing down of our culture.
And how quaint that the excuse for the low graduation rate is that players may leave to play in the NBA. Like plyers in the NBA are contributing to society in a positive manner across the board.
Have you ever seen the statistics regarding theses great NBA players, and their behaviour ? Their numbers of children by many women, in many ciites? THe NBA today ids basically unwatchable compared to 20 years ago.
College basketball is not far behind.
Check out the real world. W ar ein hock big time for over a trillion dollars to the Chicoms, and with this President, the numbeers keep going higher.
The NBA , and College Hoops may be back to playing in empty gyms , in the not too distant future.
We, as Americans, have mortgaged our future on a " game" , on a " high ", and the price will eventually have to be paid.
And everytime you pay your cable bill, buy College athletic gear , and spend your money on a $6.00 cup of beer, you are helping the corrupt system to flourish.
It is really truly sad.
relax, Ken.
Timster

Marion, CT

#22 Mar 17, 2009
To Sensei, a.k.a. "Cybil". You're diggin' in too much on your own "product" Sensei. Go Huskies!!

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