I don’t know why I thought you could only participate in athletics as a D-III grad student if you went to the same D-III school as an undergraduate... may be an old and misremembered rule ...I just googled and found this 2018 reference to the pre-2018 rule on the NCAA site (reference D3 to D3 athletes):
Post by longsuffering on Feb 24, 2021 21:38:15 GMT -5
I also love the idea of playing professionally overseas at whatever level a recent grad qualifies for. If Austin and/or Matt had that option along with the option of playing as a Grad transfer I don't know which choice would be better but it would be a great problem to have.
Post by purplehaze on Feb 25, 2021 20:03:47 GMT -5
Not worth of a separate thread but another positive for Austin is how he has come back from an horrendous start at the free throw line through the first 6 games 3 of 16 for .187 the next 10 games 31 of 40 for .775
Austin would have passed many people on the HC career lists if he had a full senior season.
But at least some of those he may have passed played only 3 years.
That is true. Gene Doyle is next on the points list. If we extrapolated his 16 points a game this season over 30 games, he would also pass Gary Witts who did not have 3 point line. Them's the breaks. Austin is going to finish with only 17 or 18 games. Gene Doyle only played 3 years. Gary Witts didn't have a 3 point line. These contributed to where they finished on various lists.
Still it's fun to say "what if" Imagine the scoring numbers if Jack Foley had 4 years and a 3 point line. He didn't and is 3rd on the scoring list, but it's fun to imagine
Nearly every team has guys eligible to come back that weren't expected. I can't believe nearly every school has open scholarship spots after getting verbal commits.
Even if the school and the Patriot League allowed it, there's no room in the inn for Matt and Austin next year without reneging on someone else's scholarship
I don't know what the PL has decided on this issue. Nor do I know how HC would handle it. But the NCAA has said that schools may exceed the scholarship max for the upcoming year to accommodate players who stay for an extra year.
There is an interesting article at the ESPN college about hoops site about all the moving parts associated with the extra year of eligibility, the uncertainty over the proposed new transfer rule and a few other topics. It sounds like a good number of seniors and their coaches haven't even discussed next year.
...and Buddy Venne w/997. I think Buddy needed 27 in his last game (against Rutgers at MSG) and got 24.
Sadly, his first half was, as HC87 would say, a disastah. Scored somewhere in the 0-3 point range.
The game was pretty one sided and at the half Jack D told the boys to give Buddy every chance to get to 1K....although IIRC there weren't any intentional fouls or anything like that.
Buddy was right before the freshmen became eligible to play on the varsity. Plus, his junior year he didn't play that much as many of his minutes went to Kevin Stacom.
Remember the game against UConn in December 69-he exploded in the second half finishing with 37?? Hitched home to Ohio the next morning for Christmas and glad I stayed. His roommate KOT72 might have the correct number of points-