Post by WiscStHoopsFan on Mar 12, 2005 16:46:31 GMT -6
With the consecutive # of early exits in the conference tournaments in the last few years, it time for her to go. Finishing 2nd or 3rd in the last 7 years, but just one trip to the title game and 5 first round exits in that same time frame? Something isn't right.
Think of what Teri Huff said after their game after their second game against UWGB to reporters: "I'm sick of hearing about Green Bay. They're not that good in talent. All they do is execute." What does that mean for this team?? Nothing good obviously.
If Bud really cares about the program and shows it, he will make this move. Look I know men's b-ball is a much more profitable team than anything else, does that give the right for Bud to just look the other way for the other teams? He better not! For this team, I think turning the page is the best thing that can happen for this team.
Post by WiscStHoopsFan on Mar 12, 2005 17:28:46 GMT -6
True, but aren't you guys sick of seeing GB winning it all the time? Yeah yeah, I know, it's not a big deal because they'll get a #16 seed and get bumped in the first round...blah blah blah. But don't you want to see them at least getting to the title game when finishing 2nd in the regular season?
The case for Sandy's disimissal has grown in the last couple of years. Despite claims of "tough scheduling," the team's non-conference record has been abysmal in the last few years. The league tournament record is another case. Her rotating-door of assistant coaches is yet another. The folks in athletics must be sick of getting all kinds of new things to talk about for the men while still having to refer back to 2001 for the women.
Furthermore, Sandy has put teams out on the floor that have looked undermotivated. The NCAA group was a special bunch, but since Holly Tamm, Jessica Wilhite and such left, there has been a serious void in leadership. The result is more than intangible -- check out the astronomical turnover numbers the team always seemed to put up this year and you'll have a clue as to how good their chemistry was on the floor.
Say what you will about losing Drummond this year -- this team still should have been good enough to beat Detroit both this year, and particularly last year, on our home floor in the league tourney.
Still, Sandy's league record against everyone BUT Green Bay (despite it being in a consistently awful Horizon League on the women's side) will be enough to keep her employed by the department. As a fan of both programs, though, I have to agree -- at least considering a change should be thought of.
Post by JimmyLemke on Nov 19, 2005 11:18:08 GMT -6
She has her string of bad luck going for quite awhile.
It doesn't take away her ability to coach. Trust me when I say this, the program is in no better hands if Bud fires her and puts it in the hands of an unknown. The truth is, no one better than her will take the job as coach.
Jimmy Lemke UWM Post Sports Editor
Once a Panther, Always a Panther.
"Type Faster!" - John Jay Ward
"Play every game like it's the NCAA Tournament." - Women's soccer coach Michael Moynihan
"Better to be the bridesmaid than to not be invited to the wedding at all" Although the last few years have not gone well for panthers in the first round, they continue to do well in the regular season. Plus lets not forget to look at the fact that her teams are consistently in the top 25 for GPA, and she is a great ambassador for the program with the many other things she is involved with.
I was one of 5, yes 5 students who were in attendance the other night against DePaul (Not including band and student workers) not to mention there was MAYBE 200 total in attendance on Wed. night. Maybe if the fans gave her some type of home court, they would progress into a better team. Rember, UWM does have a full slate of athletics. Congratulations to those of you who support all assets of our University