Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Site Up and Running

Just wanted to make a quick post here to let everyone know the new site is up and running now. Spartan Fans Nation is the full site I have been working on for some time. While it's a pretty bare site right now, I look forward to adding more and more content on it as time goes on. Please continue to follow me there.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Update

Hi everyone ...

With the summer well upon us, I just wanted to give a quick update on the blog. In case you haven't heard, I'm working on a much bigger full website that I hope to roll out sometime in the next couple of months. As I've pointed out a bunch, I don't get any money for this site or blogging. It's just something I do because I love UNCG and the basketball program. It's my way of sounding the trumpet for our school. So, I'm forced to do what I can between 2 different jobs on a pro bono basis.

To start with, the new site will have a similar feel and tone to this one. However, I'm hoping in the future that it can encompass most or all of UNCG's sports. I would love to hear any other ideas you guys have for the new site. Feel free to email and post a comment. First and foremost would be to add new content daily. With my schedule in the spring, I always "fizzle out" with basketball updates around mid February because I'm working a ton by then. So, I'm hoping to bring in some extra help in order to keep that from happening in the future. If anyone is interested, email or comment me and I'll try to get back to you as quick as I can. Just know that like me, there's no pay for doing it. Just love of the school and admiration of your readers (ha). I will probably have to set up some ads on the new site in order to cover costs of hosting and domain names and whatnot. If you know anyone that would like to sponsor a site like mine, you know the drill.

Thanks again for visiting my blog and reading my non-sense. Please know that I appreciate anyone would comes here and reads anything. It really does mean a lot to me.

I'll post another update when I know more.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spartans Storm Back for Season Ending Victory

UNCG 73 - Wofford 71

UNCG Athletics
Wofford Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 29 - Wofford 38

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Locke (17)
Leader Rebounds: Cain (8)\
Leader Assists: Potts, Paulos (Tied - 4)
Team FG: 29-47 (61.7%)
Team 3 Pt: 4-6 (66.7%)
Team FT: 11-15 (73.3%)
Rebounds: 30
Turnovers: 10

Wofford Stats
Leader Points: Collins (15)
Leader Rebounds: Skinner (6)
Leader Assists: Cochran (5)
Team FG: 27-55 (49.1%)
Team 3 Pt: 5-15 (33.3%)
Team FT: 12-22 (54.5%)
Rebounds: 23
Turnovers: 4

Despite being down 15-3 right out of the gate, UNCG came back for an important win on Saturday night.The win gave the Spartans the #6 seed for the upcoming SoCon Tournament in Asheville. UNCG will take on #11 seed Citadel at 4:00 on Friday with the winner advancing to face Wofford on Saturday night.

After the poor start, UNCG battled back to only be down by 9 at the half. A second half 12-1 run tied the game at 45 before UNCG went on to lead by as many as 8. However, it took a good defensive stand to cause Karl Cochran to badly miss a midrange shot with about 3 seconds left. Tevon Saddler grabbed the rebound to preserve the win.

Now it's a whole new season. UNCG has at least set themselves up as well as possible for a long stay in Asheville. The Spartans are on the opposite side of the bracket as Davidson, Western Carolina and Elon. At least the teams on bottom half of the bracket are teams that UNCG has defeated at some point this season. Let's hope the Spartans can carry their second half offense with them to the US Cellular Center next weekend. Go Spartans !!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

SoCon Champs Hammer UNCG

UNCG 46 - Davidson 79

UNCG Athletics
Davidson Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 25 - Davidson 44

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: White (16)
Leader Rebounds: White (10)
Leader Assists: Parker (2)
Team FG: 21-63 (33.3%)
Team 3 Pt: 1-12 (8.3%)
Team FT: 3-7 (42.9%)
Rebounds: 40
Turnovers: 15

Davidson Stats
Leader Points: Sullivan (19)
Leader Rebounds: Brooks (9)
Leader Assists: Droney (5)
Team FG: 26-58 (44.8%)
Team 3 Pt: 113-27 (48.1%)
Team FT: 14-21 (66.7%)
Rebounds: 41
Turnovers: 9

Well that certainly sucked. Not much to write about that game. Got to move and grab the #6 seed.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

UNCG (11-13) @ Elon (12-11)

When: Thursday, February 6 7:00 pm
Where: Alumni Gym (1,585)
TV: None/Streaming

Elon Athletics

UNCG Stats
Last Game: Ga Southern (L 62-64) Recap
PPG: 71.0
RPG: 36.8
APG: 12.5
Leader Points: Kyle Cain (15.7)
Leader Rebounds: Kyle Cain (9.1)
Leader Assists: Tevon Saddler (3.1)
FG %: 44.6
3 Pt %: 35.7
FT %: 67.6

Elon Stats
Last Game: @ App State (W 83-76) Recap
PPG: 76.4
RPG: 33.2
APG: 14.5
Leader Points: Lucas Troutman (15.8)
Leader Rebounds: Lucas Troutman (6.1)
Leader Assists: Austin Hamilton (3.2)
FG %: 47.6
3 Pt %: 39.7
FT %: 72.6

Well, the Spartans have certainly backed themselves into a big corner now. They've lost 4 of their last five and haven't won a road game since beating App State in Boone back on January 9th. Now they are dangerously close to falling out of the bye race and their last 7 games all come against teams ahead of them in the standings.

The Spartans have lately been making a bad habit of not really playing well until it was the absolute last possible minute. It worked last Thursday as they eeked out a win over App State at home. But it didn't work out so well on Saturday against the Eagles of Georgia Southern. Now it's time to go in the worst way possible.

For Elon, they've seriously underperformed to preseason expectations (Spartan fans know how that feels from last year). But they are still in position to finish in the top 4 and have a very manageable schedule from here on out. There is a very real possibility that they only lose one game left on their schedule. If that happens, they should find themselves back in postseason play at some level.

So, this is where UNCG has to make its stand. If they can't find a way to start picking up wins, this season could easily get away from a team that was showing a lot of promise just a few weeks ago. Go Spartans !!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Georgia Southern Highlights

Friday, January 31, 2014

App State Highlights