Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sunday Catch up

A pair of articles from last night's Carleton Ravens loss to Cincinnati at Scotiabank Place, played before just over 1,700 fans  Ottawa Sun (Bruce Garrioch) and Ottawa Citizen (Darren Desaulniers).  Team 1200 radio in Ottawa has been making an effort to help promote CIS basketball and recently had Carleton coach Dave Smart as a guest

Two more games this afternoon as the NCAA/CIS Border Wars continue with Minnesota Golden Gophers facing UVic Vikes Sharie Epp article in Victoria Times-Colonist and James Derouin makes his CIS coaching debut with the Ottawa Gee-Gees facing Cincinnati.

Trinity Western Spartans had it to within 2 with about 5 minutes left before bowing by 18 to Minnesota on Friday night in Langley as Howard Tsumura of the Vancouver Province reports

The transformation of the Ryerson Rams program led by coach Roy Rana continues as Rye packed the house earlier this week and defeated George Brown College 95-68.  Also making the rounds is a highlight-reel dunk by Rye's 6'7" freshman Jelane Pryce (Barrie, ON).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Darren Desaulniers, who covered the game instead of Wayne Kondro for the Citizen, had the byline "Tough loss for the Ravens...biggest loss in recent memory"
Biggest loss in recent memory?
Apparently, Mr Desaulniers memory needs some refreshing.
Think this game was a royal whoopin'?
Try South Carolina 75 Carleton 35
Or how about Old Dominion 82 Carleton 33.
That's 40 and 49 point pasteings, respectively.
And when did this happen you may ask^
Was it during the darkest days of the Paul Armstrong era, when the team had seven straight losing seasons?
It happened during the 04-05 season, when a veteran laden team led by Jeanty and Mike Smart rolled to a 22-0 season and a third straight championship.
Point is, don't take these exhibitions with top calibre NCAA D1 too seriously.
These teams are clearly in a different league.
The CIS record so far against NCAA teams is what...3-25?
Conversely, if you pit the champion of the NCAA against the worst NBA team or a good Euro pro team, expect the collegians to get their comeuppance.
These games are learning experiences.
You don't learn anything playing D3 teams like Ithaca College.
That's why Carleton stop playing teams like that a long time ago.

Now for something to really get upset about...under 1800 fans for this game?
That's less than one out of every ten seats in the building sad.
After many weeks of promotion in the papers?
Apparently that wasn't enough and quite honestly, it really wasn't.
The promoters of this event should tear a page or two out of Jeff Hunt's book on how to sell an event.