PUMP UP THE ROOS!

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by MidWestSider » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:08 am

I just got an email..  Its not too late.

Sounds like the CBE will be in full swing!!

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UMKC Men’s Basketball To Hold Its First Practice At The CBE On Friday Night

Kansas City, Mo. - The UMKC men’s basketball team will hold its first practice of the 2007-08 season on Friday, Oct. 12 at the College Basketball Experience (CBE) inside the new Sprint Center from 6:30-9 p.m. The event is open to the first 500 fans that RSVP to the UMKC Athletics Department.

Fans wishing to attend the open practice must RSVP Jessica Dickson at dicksonj@umkc.edu by noon on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to get the first look at the Kangaroo men’s basketball team under new head coach Matt Brown. Fans will also have the chance to visit the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and experience hands-on, high-energy exhibits that will place visitors in electrifying game-like situations from sinking the game-winning shot to announcing the play-by-play action from the broadcast booth.

RSVP today to come and get a glimpse of the UMKC men’s basketball team at the College Basketball Experience!

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by MidWestSider » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:27 pm

Details:

There is street parking all around the building and the closest parking garage is between 12th and 13th on Grand Blvd.  There is access to the parking garage from 12th St. (one way going east), from Grand and Walnut (one way going north). (Gotta address parking!)

Light snacks will be available at no charge and a cash bar available for beverages – this will be set up on the main floor inside the media lounge

There is bleacher seating on the second floor around the basketball court where practice and introductions will take place

All the attraction are open and functional for you and your family to enjoy

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by KCMax » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:38 am

First pre-season game this Saturday 7:05 vs. Harris-Stowe at Swinney Rec Center. The regular season gets underway November 11 at Kansas.

Some interesting games - at Arizona, vs. Wichita State here in KC, at Kansas, at Missouri.

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by lock+load » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:50 am

KCMax wrote:First pre-season game this Saturday 7:05 vs. Harris-Stowe at Swinney Rec Center. The regular season gets underway November 11 at Kansas.

Some interesting games - at Arizona, vs. Wichita State here in KC, at Kansas, at Missouri.

Full UMKC 2007-2008 Schedule


Why are playing games at Kemper? 

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by AllThingsKC » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:08 am

Why can Kansas & Missouri come here to play... at the Sprint Center?  How awesome would that be?

In any event, it kind of suck that the Roos have to start the season... at Kansas!  ](*,)
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by KCMax » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:20 am

AllThingsKC wrote:Why can Kansas & Missouri come here to play... at the Sprint Center?  How awesome would that be?


They are. KU plays Ohio December 14, Mizzou will likely play there Nov 19-20.
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by AllThingsKC » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:30 am

KCMax wrote:They are. KU plays Ohio December 14, Mizzou will likely play there Nov 19-20.


That's cool, too!

But what I meant was how awesome would it be if Kansas & Missouri came to the Sprint Center to play UMKC?   :D
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by jimb » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:56 am

It's nice to see both KU and MU invite their poor cousin from KC over to get whallopped in exchange for a nice check. 

It must stink to be a player at a "mid-major" like UMKC knowing that each season will start off with some road games to big traditional basketball schools that will all beat you by 50 points or so.  But all those smaller programs need the revenue that comes from being a sacrificial lamb.

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:02 am

Its not just the check - there is always the off chance during the early going that they catch one of them flat or unperfected and pull off an upset - which in the case of Kansas would be a major, major national exposure coup.  Its not unheard of for even very talented teams to start the year with less than optimal chemistry and/or execution. 

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by AllThingsKC » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:08 am

Hey, it's possible for UMKC to beat Big 12 schools.  A few years ago, they beat K-State by 40 points.

So, it's possible (just not likely).
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:19 am

AllThingsKC wrote:Hey, it's possible for UMKC to beat Big 12 schools.  A few years ago, they beat K-State by 40 points.

So, it's possible (just not likely).


Its also possible for them to occasionaly loose to NAIA division II teams - Go William Jewell Cardinals!

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by KCMax » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:51 pm

Roos look pretty good against a much more talented KU team. Really holding their own. I think the West Virginia-style coaching of Matt Brown will lead to a very exciting brand of basketball at UMKC this year. They should put up a lot of threes this year, and it looks like they have some decent shooters.
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by darin » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:42 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Its also possible for them to occasionaly loose to NAIA division II teams - Go William Jewell Cardinals!


It's also possible for two Big 10 schools to lose to DII schools already this year and for Kentucky to lose to Gardner Webb and for USC to lose to Mercer. 

Hate on the Roos all you want, but they played their butts off tonight versus KU.  Roos were down by 10 with about 7 minutes left in the game.  KU stretched it out (as they should considering their talent level) late, but the Roos had nothing to be ashamed of.  If they play like this all year, what a season they'll have. 

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by StL_Dan » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:11 pm

KCMax wrote:Roos look pretty good against a much more talented KU team. Really holding their own. I think the West Virginia-style coaching of Matt Brown will lead to a very exciting brand of basketball at UMKC this year. They should put up a lot of threes this year, and it looks like they have some decent shooters.


I was impressed by the way UMKC played against KU.  They never gave up.  But, in the end, their lack of inside scoring ability, lesser talent across the board and dependence on 3 pt shooting was their downfall.

They will be extremely competitive this year, though, if they play all their games with the same intensity.
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by KansasCityCraka » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:42 am

I just looked to see where Quinton Day was playing this year and he is in Kaposvari (Hungary) playing....

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by MidWestSider » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:40 am

UMKC home opener tonight @ The Muni

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by Ez Street » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:27 pm

Go Washburn!

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by KCMax » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:56 pm

Roos hung tough against a Top 25 team in Arizona. At one point they lead 20-16, and trailed at halftime by just eight. Brent Stephens and Reggie Hamilton look like a pretty decent 1-2 scoring combo, they just need some better support.

And who the heck scheduled Kansas and Arizona in two of their first four games!?!?
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by JosieWells » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:07 am

A team that wants to become a major player in college hoops.
If UMKC can get to a point where they can recruit it's hometown players in KC like Rush, etc, they could become a powerhouse.

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Post by MidWestSider » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:30 am

GREAT GAME!!!

"UMKC rallied and beat the Shockers 59-56 in front of 2,309 at Municipal Auditorium."

Too bad 2,000 of those 2,309 were Wichita St. fans.

Does anyone know what Larry Johnsons connection is to UMKC?  I've seem him sitting courtside at the last two games I've attended.

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