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Keaton, you are a rock star in my book! It's time this stops, whether it's bullying in person or sitting behind an anonymous screen name and keyboard. It's time all of it stops. It's time we be decent human beings.

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Bullying can come from anywhere. Especially when a culture of bullying has existed.

https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/idaho-state-university-sports-programs-hit-with-allegations-of-bullying-harassment/Content?oid=3803848
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Keaton, you are a rock star in my book! It's time this stops, whether it's bullying in person or sitting behind an anonymous screen name and keyboard. It's time all of it stops. It's time we be decent human beings.

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Looking out for the Maryland schedule. Pretty much every other team has their schedule up in the Big 10.
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With no fanfare, the Maryland schedule was posted today. I have done my analysis and here is what I project for this Maryland season:

 Weekend 1-   2-3

Weekend 2-   1-3

Weekend 3    1-4

Weekend 4    2-3

Weekend 5    3-2

Weekend 6    2-3

Weekday DH  1-1

 

Big 10 results 6-17 

Final Record 18-36

 I believe this to be a generous assessment of the upcoming 2018 season.

 

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With no fanfare, the Maryland schedule was posted today. I have done my analysis and here is what I project for this Maryland season:

 Weekend 1-   2-3

Weekend 2-   1-3

Weekend 3    1-4

Weekend 4    2-3

Weekend 5    3-2

Weekend 6    2-3

Weekday DH  1-1

 

Big 10 results 6-17 

Final Record 18-36

 I believe this to be a generous assessment of the upcoming 2018 season.

 



They might be O-fer the first three weeks.
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They might be O-fer the first three weeks.


Agreed!!!
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Not an expert in Maryland softball by any means but after seeing what they bring back and their record in the Fall I don’t see 18 wins. I see 12 maybe 14 tops.
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No way with Martin and Dillard gone that that team exceeds last year's 11 wins
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I kind of thought 15 wins was the Mendoza line. That's probably the max they will get. Watten, during her tenure, with the exception of her last year when she only won 11 games, averaged over 33 wins per season. Now the last two years under the new coach they've won 12 and 11. Sounds like Watten got a bad deal when compared to the current staff. If they only win 15 that could be a large problem, especially given the number of mid majors on their schedule. Dewey and Martin in the circle will be missed. Their replacements will have a ton of pressure put on them this season.
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Terps are marching off to Florida for their 11 day Spring training workouts after being sequestered for the last week at school with nothing to do. We should get video updates from sunny Florida to keep up with the goings on. 
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Terps are marching off to Florida for their 11 day Spring training workouts after being sequestered for the last week at school with nothing to do. We should get video updates from sunny Florida to keep up with the goings on. 


What does ‘sequestered at school ...with nothing to do’ mean?
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Terps are marching off to Florida for their 11 day Spring training workouts after being sequestered for the last week at school with nothing to do. We should get video updates from sunny Florida to keep up with the goings on. 


Maryland on semesters. In looking at their academic calender they seem to leave on winter break about same time as most other schools. Yet they don't start their Spring Semester until Jan 24th...while most other schools look to start this week. Guessing they go further into May with classes.

Going to Florida for 11 days to "practice" is certainly a nice deal...where does the team set up shop to workout? Little surprised the AD still subsidizes this early Spring Break.
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What does ‘sequestered at school ...with nothing to do’ mean?


One would hope they would be practicing. As upside down as that program is maybe players are just shining their cleats in preparation for their early Spring Break.
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As I heard from a player's parent, they all reported back a week before the trip to solve some "days off" issue for the year. I don't understand what that is, but that's the story as to why they had nothing to do.
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As I heard from a player's parent, they all reported back a week before the trip to solve some "days off" issue for the year. I don't understand what that is, but that's the story as to why they had nothing to do.


I'm just speculating here with zero information, but when we talk about "days off" in terms of NCAA bylaws, teams must have one full day off each week in-season and I think it's two days off per week in the non-championship segment (fall).  It might only be one day in the fall, I'm not sure.

Anyway, to "solve" a days off issue could mean that they didn't get the proper number of days off in the fall and a penalty for the violation could possibly be that the program needs to make up for it with a certain number of days off in-season.  Because it's permissible to bring players back before school begins (not sure when Maryland began or begins school this month), maybe they are taking these days off in-season to make up for missed days off in the fall?  

Again, no idea if this is even remotely true, but it's the only thing that makes sense in this context.
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PBLC20, sounds like you have something here. Rhetorical, but why wouldn't they have had the proper days off in the Fall or how could that happen? And I never thought you could bundle them up in the Spring for the Spring. It sounds really odd. But I do know they were all there for a week with no classes and no softball related activity.
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I'm just speculating here with zero information, but when we talk about "days off" in terms of NCAA bylaws, teams must have one full day off each week in-season and I think it's two days off per week in the non-championship segment (fall).  It might only be one day in the fall, I'm not sure.

Anyway, to "solve" a days off issue could mean that they didn't get the proper number of days off in the fall and a penalty for the violation could possibly be that the program needs to make up for it with a certain number of days off in-season.  Because it's permissible to bring players back before school begins (not sure when Maryland began or begins school this month), maybe they are taking these days off in-season to make up for missed days off in the fall?  

Again, no idea if this is even remotely true, but it's the only thing that makes sense in this context.


There are new Power 5 rules for days off this year.  The team must be provided 14 additional days off on top of the 1 day per week during their 20 hour weeks and 2 days off per week during their 8 hour weeks.  Each team can set up their own schedule but this is most likely what this is referencing.  Don't know that this necessarily complies with the spirit of the rule but it does comply with the letter of the law.

Each team must work with a committee consisting of the head coach, sport supervisor and at least 1 student-athlete to come up with a year long plan/schedule of when these days off will be so this was all set up last summer for the current school year.
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To have days off when no one is in class is totally ridiculous. It's not really a day off. It was done, I assume, to be able to use those days to practice when classes were in session. That is completely contrary to the spirit of the rules, but apparently legal. So you have players sitting around doing nothing, completely frustrated according to the parent, so that they can get an extra 5 days of practice in at some other time. Maybe those are the things you do to get above 15 wins.

TerpAlum. I agree, I don't understand that bootcamp stuff. Hauling logs and climbing on each other's backs aren't going to help you hit against Barnhill. As far as bonding is concerned, have a couple of parties and everyone will be happy.  
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Looks like Cal State Fullerton was in Catalina this week for team bonding. Check out Twitter. Way to go coaches and team.   Classes start late January  also.

I really don't think you anything to complain about. 


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Team bonding is overrated. They'd rather be home for some extra R and R before coming back to school early.
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To have days off when no one is in class is totally ridiculous. It's not really a day off. It was done, I assume, to be able to use those days to practice when classes were in session. That is completely contrary to the spirit of the rules, but apparently legal. So you have players sitting around doing nothing, completely frustrated according to the parent, so that they can get an extra 5 days of practice in at some other time. Maybe those are the things you do to get above 15 wins.

TerpAlum. I agree, I don't understand that bootcamp stuff. Hauling logs and climbing on each other's backs aren't going to help you hit against Barnhill. As far as bonding is concerned, have a couple of parties and everyone will be happy.  


Totally agree with you and TerpAlum on the obsession for practice/lifting/conditioning ALL THE TIME on the part of many college coaches.  In my experience it's counter-productive, not to mention horrible for academic purposes.  
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+1 on lifting... especially on kids who have all the natural power in the world
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I'm wondering when the Big 10 Preseason Poll comes out.
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At the Md Softball fundraiser a week or so ago, it was heard that a two MD Softball players were served with police protective orders against them. According to one of the MD softball parents at the table, it was another Md athlete, from another sport, who filed the PO report against them. It seems as the conversation was going on one of the current MD players sitting at the table confirmed the rumor. Just heard last night one of them is now a Captain!! Anyone have any info regarding this situation?

        

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At the Md Softball fundraiser a week or so ago, it was heard that a two MD Softball players were served with police protective orders against them. According to one of the MD softball parents at the table, it was another Md athlete, from another sport, who filed the PO report against them. It seems as the conversation was going on one of the current MD players sitting at the table confirmed the rumor. Just heard last night one of them is now a Captain!! Anyone have any info regarding this situation?

        



It was well known amongst the team and athletic department as well as other teams on campus, last year and during summer months that there were players who were accused of bullying and stalking several players from other teams. It was brought to the attention of the athletic department as well as Coach Wright. Nothing was done about it. The coaches of the girls being stalked, one of whom is no longer coaching at UMD, had their girls file PO to protect them (from two in particular) since the athletic department clearly didn’t care. These are just more examples of the predator vs prey mentality that this team continues to function by. With all that is happening within college and Olympic sports these days, one has to wonder how much longer can the AD turn a blind eye??
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AlwaysaTerp, I am amazed that this kind of drama is still a part of this softball culture. It is unclear how this is allowed to continue. It's Maryland's dirty little secret.
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This dirty little secret is a well known fact with the Athletic Department, it’s staff members (including the former AND interim AD, the compliance department as well as other coaching staffs) but most of all, to athletes of other sports. The sad fact of the matter is, all complicit parties of the despicable behavior by current members of the team and head coach, were all counting on the problem disappearing with the departure of the 9 girls that left the 2016 Fall, a few that graduated last year as well as two members that chose not to return to the hostile environment this season. They were counting on the voices being silenced now that they were gone. But it’s simply a case that there are more willing participants and glorification of such behaviors as evidenced by the naming of the Captains! Anyone who has CLEAR knowledge of the disgusting behaviors exhibited by this coach and a few of her lackies.....beware, karma has a funny way of coming back around!

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The salt is real and we haven't even had a game yet.  This is going to be fun.
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