Lehigh Women in NCAA

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  • #205

    dportlu
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    :D :D :D Lehigh women beat Lafayette women 64 – 56. Its great to be in the tournament. :geek:

    #206

    Neighbor
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    Yes, good stuff.

    The Lehigh women had a magnificent season and SHOULD have become the league champion, as they did.

    So. . . on to the NCAA tournament. A little better foul shooting will certainly help, but I’m confident no matter who Lehigh is slotted to play, our team will give all they have and prove they DO belong on that big stage!

    Listen Lehigh women, just play HARD. That’s all your fans want.

    Congratulations on a special season!

    #207
    RichH
    RichH
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    Caught the 2nd half on ESPN when I gotin from work.Lot of fun . Girls played hard great D and effective O. wish we had someone on men’s team who could shootas well. They’ll give someone a tough game in the NCAA

    #224

    Neighbor
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    Here we go!

    I’m so happy for the Lehigh team. They deserve this opportunity after having put together one of the best seasons in Patriot League Women’s history.

    As Coach Troyan said, all we can ask is for our side to play HARD. If each player gives their best effort, it really CAN be enough to win this game. You are ALL Division I talented players! You are also very bright young women who understand any situation and know how to solve problems as they occur.

    Best wishes!

    #229
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    I hope Troyan reverts to coaching the way she did all season, as opposed to the championship game. All season she was rotating a lot of players in, keeping everyone fresh–a luxury she could indulge in because of the quality of the bench. Against Lafayette she only goes 7 deep and you could see the fatigue taking its toll on the starters, and it almost cost them the game as Lafayette came on strong in the second half and had us on the ropes. If the women are going to give Auburn "all they can handle" they’ll need to be as fresh as they can from start to finish and push the Tigers. Go Lehigh!

    #234

    Neighbor
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    OK, so the final result wasn’t what we hoped for. But . .

    I got what I hoped for, a STRONG effort, fight to the finish, desire, and the pleasure of watching actual student athletes.

    How ’bout that heavy, wide body, 6-7 Auburn girl? The Lehigh men would have had a problem with her.

    Auburn is pretty darn talented. They could _____ go_____all the way!

    #236

    Wizard
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    Well it was certainly better than the game against Connecticut. But there is just no way a PL team is going to compete against the top echelon teams as long as the NCAA allows 15 scholarship players.

    The number needs to be reduced to 12. That will redistribute 3 good players from each of the top 50 teams, or 150 players, to the lower level teams. The trickle-down effect will improve the overall competiveness of womens basketball.

    Unfortunately, the NCAA is controlled by "big time" conferences who are only interested in the money they can generate. They don’t give a rats ass about the overall state of the game. The conferences that only get one team into the tournament need to get together and force a change.

    #239
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    "Wizard" wrote: Well it was certainly better than the game against Connecticut. But there is just no way a PL team is going to compete against the top echelon teams as long as the NCAA allows 15 scholarship players.

    The number needs to be reduced to 12. That will redistribute 3 good players from each of the top 50 teams, or 150 players, to the lower level teams. The trickle-down effect will improve the overall competiveness of womens basketball.

    Unfortunately, the NCAA is controlled by "big time" conferences who are only interested in the money they can generate. They don’t give a rats ass about the overall state of the game. The conferences that only get one team into the tournament need to get together and force a change.

    1. Title IX basically required the NCAA to allow more scholarship in most women’s sports, so that schools with football programs had a way to offset the huge allocation of scholarships towards football. It had nothing to do with the large schools – who had no real desire to give out that many scholarships anyway. Most sports – soccer, track, cross country, baseball/softball, tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, water polo, etc – also have a higher allowable number of scholarships for women (often a lot more) – although many schools do not give the maximum.

    2. It’s not as big an issue as it might seem because the majority of schools don’t use all 15 scholarships. For example, the UConn women’s team only has 13 true scholarship players on this year’s roster – and two of them did not play due to injury/transfer. Further, UConn will only have 11 scholarship players next year.

    3. Closer to home: Penn State only has 12 scholarship players. Rutgers started the year with 12 but had only 11 for second semester. St Joes had 13 – although several missed the year due to injury. Temple has 12. Maryland started the year with 12 and ended with 11. Etc.

    #241

    Wizard
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    How many does Auburn have?

    #242
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    "Wizard" wrote: How many does Auburn have?

    Eleven

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