Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Universade 2019.

Watching the Aussie women's side go up against Portugal in the semi final.
Absolutely terrible, look lazy and disinterested. I’m amazed that it’s seebohm coaching, this team has no idea what to do. Hopefully they come out and show some hunger in the second half because at the moment they don’t deserve to wear that shirt.
Young Pros up against bench players in mid major D1 colleges. Really not good enough by all involved.


The men are slightly up on Argentina but also look pretty lackluster.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sharp was great as a junior but her game has fallen off a cliff.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Escaped with that win. Not sure we deserved that. Through to the final vs USA.

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

How did they pick those guards, surely we have better than that, the turn overs between Rocci and Reid alone were abysmal, it's been the same every game even on the easy wins

Seems they have simply filled it with players who score big in their respective teams because they are the only ones who shoot the ball, and have failed to look at how a player actually would contribute when surrounded by others who do the same
No organisation at all from the PG, and why are both Froling girls in that team

Once again it’s not what you know but who you know
Players not even in uni but told to quickly sign into a course before the games, makes a mockery of the system really
Why did they not hold tryouts ?

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Random  
Two weeks ago

"No organisation at all from the PG, and why are both Froling girls in that team"

Do you mean why is Alicia in the team, or why are both in the team? Keely appears to have been doing quite well?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Because no one would go to try-outs because you're not the only one who knows "it's not what you know but who you know." Hold try-outs they'd pick the same team anyway, just waste everyone's time.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's a holiday tournament, don’t take to much from any of it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

We just need to chill about university games. Not sure what college is representing USA in women's but Clemson is in men's.So all you are really playing against is a school if you make final.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Do a online course for a day and you qualify. It's a joke.

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Alpha  
Two weeks ago

The rules are more rigorous than that anon, you better check them out. Recent graduates are also eligible. USA is always represented by a college due to NCAA regulation, but the competition does get a great deal of attention in Europe. And obviously in Australia since the coaches are really good. So I would not really call it 'a holiday competition'. I remember the current Serbian coach removing all those from the senior squad for not taking part in the competition 2 years ago. So while most (if not all) of Australian men and women may not play in NBA/WNB/NBL/WNBL they deserve our respect for making themselves available to represent the country. As for the selection, hard to say that someone deserved or didn't to be on that team, but certainly hard to criticize the selection when women will play for gold and men have a chance to medal too.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Didn't Creek go to University games ? I rest my case !

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Alpha  
Two weeks ago

Unless Creek is on the current men's team, you have no case :) the topic is Universiade 2019.

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

Alpha, mate you might want to check your facts re what actually goes on
They don't have eligibility if they have been out of uni for a year, that includes those who went to college in America , so yes some are in fact told to read enroll in a course that when they return they promptly drop out of before they have to pay any fees, how is that not playing the system

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

ANON, I know most of those kids, granted not all, so if you have the facts you so lovingly like to talk about, how about letting us all know which kid on either team has just enrolled simply to play in this tournament?

Yes, I am calling you out on this for BS!

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Alpha  
Two weeks ago

Ok ANON matey, since Bear called your BS, here is what it says about eligibility:

The Eligibility
The Universiades and Championships are open to all student athletes that have not been out of university or an equivalent institution for more than a year, and who are between the ages of 17 and 25. Any association which is a member of FISU may enter a team or an individual competitor.

Equivalent means TAFE. So not sure what you are on atm, but mate it's not for you.

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Alpha  
Two weeks ago

Also there is a thing called a census date, usually 31.03 and 31.08, so how they are going to withdraw without paying any fees past 31.03??? How they going to enroll past the census date? The enrollment for the next semester has not started yet :)

As far as I'm aware all men are eligible.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think you'll find they are all currently in Uni or just left (graduated) or quit. As long as you aren't out of college for longer than a year you're eligible to play. So whether you did your full 4 years for example or quit after 1, you are still eligible to play.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I don't know if the anon complaining about eligibility is complaining about the Aussie teams in this particular event?

The group that we've sent this time does actually appear to be comprised of uni/college students. Most people would not question their credentials.

However, in the past we have called it a Boomers u25 team and sent whoever we like - including Mitch Creek. The approach has been to just enroll them in whatever in order to achieve eligibility, and I don't think they care if they pay a semester of TAFE fees as that would usually be cheap anyway.

If other countries take the same approach that Australia have in the past, it undermines the event because it's not a level playing field. Some countries are there with actual uni students and some are there with pros claiming to be studying. If you restrict it to actual students, it's still not a level playing field as some countries have systems like the US where sports and degrees go together, and most of Europe has a system where pros are pros and students are students.

So while I'm not sure that anon is making any sort of point effectively, I do tend to agree that the event overall is not particularly meaningful.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Can only agree that selection for the women's team is a circus, but inline with what is expected from BA.

Let’s watch the women’s team at u19s for same reason.

Cue PR articles about Magbegor and Shelley:

And maybe some random rookie awards

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wow, this team is bad. Seebohms maybe too timid for this level. Maybe stick to u16/u17s and development of players.

Disgusting behaviour by froling in the first half.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Most of these girls are 22, shouldn't be making these mistakes at this level.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

None of our players are near the senior opals. Not even ezi, Molloy has destroyed her game.
At juniors Ezi use to have some tenacity, she would use her athleticism to block shots, averaging several a game and now someone has told her not to leave her feet and has become a non factor on D. She Struggles to close out, misses easy layups and she's been poor from the ft line. Shooting just over 50%. Not sure she can make layups with her opposite hand either. Needs to get away from the boomers and get a skills trainer just like smith in the wnba needs to do. Playing in Korea in the offseason won’t help that.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Should be thrashing Mississippi state. All there seniors have gone. We are facing a team of noobs to college.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nice hands by mcspadden. Should run over them now.

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

Wonder how Reid is attending Curtin University from Frankston lol

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

Curtin by the way is in Western Australia according to game commentator

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Greggo  
Two weeks ago

Curtin can be done online for some units.... and yes it is in WA

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Red 68  
Two weeks ago

^^^^ Well there you go, lol

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Are you guys ever happy?? They just won a gold medal! The disgruntled parents or players need to give it a break. They had to pick the team off paper and didn't even get a training session together until they arrived in Italy. Some of you trolls will never be satisfied

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Vasiljevic's 33 points powered Australia to bronze in the men.

Dejan Vasiljevic powers Emerging Boomers to Universiade bronze

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Bear  
Two weeks ago

Well, congratulations to all concerned, the girls and boys (young women & men), a gold and a bronze, not too shabby!

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

"Are you guys ever happy?? They just won a gold medal! The disgruntled parents or players need to give it a break. They had to pick the team off paper and didn't even get a training session together until they arrived in Italy. Some of you trolls will never be satisfied"

Agreed, BUT you do have to look at it lightly, it was not the USA they beat really but uni team of players, few of which would never make a USA national side, in either the men's or women’s.

Always nice to bring home some medals but it shouldn’t be headlined as “emerging boomers and opals” if they have to simply pick from paper,lol

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

"Are you guys ever happy?? They just won a gold medal! The disgruntled parents or players need to give it a break. They had to pick the team off paper and didn't even get a training session together until they arrived in Italy. Some of you trolls will never be satisfied"

Agreed, BUT you do have to look at it lightly, it was not the USA they beat really but uni team of players, few of which would never make a USA national side, in either the men's or women’s.

Always nice to bring home some medals but it shouldn’t be headlined as “emerging boomers and opals” if they have to simply pick from paper,lol

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