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It Came From The Forums: College Hoops 2K8 Legacy Mode Stories

OS never ceases to amaze when it comes to trying to keep old games alive. Started all the way back in 2007, this thread about College Hoops 2K8 Legacy mode stories still gets hit up today with new updates from folks.

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I’m not sure why I wanted to pull this thread out today, but it’s probably because March Madness is almost here. Well, and it’s also because I still see tons of college uniforms and arenas in things like MyTeam:

But every time I see this stuff it just makes me want a college basketball game all over again. We talk plenty about how much of a bummer it was to lose NCAA Football, but it’s been even longer since we’ve had a College Hoops 2K game. It’s a series that was at the peak of its powers and was then just gone in a flash. It sucked. For all the talk about how maybe we could finally get college football back at some point, we can’t forget about college basketball either.

Beyond the Legacy mode stories, we don’t quite have “full” rosters for College Hoops 2K8 on our forums for this most recent season, but buck2buckus and TreyzAllDayz have both given it the ol’ college try as it relates to getting a ton of teams and players updated for the ongoing season (one worked on Xbox 360, the other on PS3).

Anyway, do any of you still play Legacy mode? If so, you can always head to OS and chat about your experiences. Or, you can just spend a couple days reading through the 2,900 other posts.

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  1. I am with Elon as well. I changed my first game from VT to Wake because I didn't want to play my own school. I won my first game by 5 points. It was a nice upset but wake is not much better than Elon in this game.
    The freshman sg Terrance Birdette is amazing.
    Well...
    I am 1-3 with St. Francis (NY). I need to figure how to guard the three, cause these guys are getting killed by 3's on the wing. The last game I lost because Maine hit a 3 at the buzzer to force OT, and I missed a game winning 3 in OT. Pretty intense/fast pace action at the end of that game. I am still figuring what each of my players do best.
    I have 5 scholarships out. One to a 3 Star 6'6" SF that has us #1 and 90%. I played this guys team in ABL, and I like his game. He has us first and this is the guy I really want to nab. BTW, this is why I think the ABL is a great idea. Getting to actually play as prospects, while time consuming, is very cool and informative.
    Anyway I also have scholarships offered to a 6'10" 3 star Center (Either 1 or #2), A 3 star 7'1" center from China, A 3 Star 6'5" SF from Africa, and a 2 Star 7'2" Center (Has us #1. I didn't like his game in the ABL game that I played, but you can't teach height). So far, I am the only team to offer these guys a scholarship. I hope to get at least 3 out of these 5, filling up the other scholarships with guys in the offseason that may have fell under the radar.
    10-9 with stetson, just ripped off 5 straight in conference, but lost the first two against the second and third best teams, also had awin at florida gulf coast on a 3 at the buzzer to get my streak started, its cool cause it feels like i've built off the emotion of that win(plus like i said i've been playing the weak half of the conference)
    3rd year with memphis(cpu vs cpu) no rose, rebuilding year.
    2 games into season lost first game of season to LA tech 89-73...then was drop from the polls at 17...sec game is in the old spice classic against #20 cincy we won 80-70 big win....my starters are PG galindo HS AA soph year rated 91 now(I adjust the top freshman off/def awarness and potentiol, came out 88 from a 83...cant stand HS AA seniors unless they had a low rating to begin with I want top guys out by their soph year) ave 10ppg 2 rebs and 3 apg as a freshman...Mack at SF and kemp at sg with robinson running the 4 spot with taggart at center...with a skinny bench
    Terrible. 9-5 with Kentucky. 0-3 vs top 25. Was upset by Houston. Been very close games but lost it in the last minutes. My best player R.Bradley is playing like my worst. Shooting terrible, fouling like crazy, and turning over like no other. My best offensive player J. Meeks is on a cold streak and my bench stinks.
    Bright spots are Patterson who is a beast. Generally if he is missing I lose, in foul trouble I lose, etc. Crawford is playing well and A. Legion started off slow but has come on strong as of late.
    Hope it gets better.
    You guys know it says career legacy, right?
    Right now I'm 1-4 with North Florida. Got killed by Maryland, Temple, and Florida. I'm really enjoying that it isn't just extremely easy to win against anyone and I'll be happy to get 7 or 8 wins at this point. I'm doing fairly well recruiting, I have 3 players that all have me first, two 2* and one 3*.
    Only one game in to my Georgetown legacy. I love the ABL, I don't play all the way through it but I enjoy the hell out of scouting my players first. It is nice to care about 3 star players now.
    I got my eye on a few guys for next year, I'm already preparing for the loss of Roy Hibbert and Jon Wallace.
    I have only played one game against a smaller school and won, we shall see how we stack up against the big dogs.
    I'm loving this game so far, way better than NBA imo.
    chadskee
    Only one game in to my Georgetown legacy. I love the ABL, I don't play all the way through it but I enjoy the hell out of scouting my players first. It is nice to care about 3 star players now.
    I got my eye on a few guys for next year, I'm already preparing for the loss of Roy Hibbert and Jon Wallace.
    I have only played one game against a smaller school and won, we shall see how we stack up against the big dogs.
    I'm loving this game so far, way better than NBA imo.

    I am still undecided on who I will take for my legacy, I am leaning on either Ohio State or Georgetown right now. I have a long way to go before I feel that I am remotely good enough to start my dynasty. No matter who I play with my recruiting goal will always be to basically remake Georgetown's current team in this game. They are SOOO fun to play with.
    soce
    I am still undecided on who I will take for my legacy, I am leaning on either Ohio State or Georgetown right now. I have a long way to go before I feel that I am remotely good enough to start my dynasty. No matter who I play with my recruiting goal will always be to basically remake Georgetown's current team in this game. They are SOOO fun to play with.

    Get out of here Soce before you tell me how I can recruit 7 footers that run like the wind and can beat the computer 5000 to 0 every game on MOP. :)
    Seriously, let us have your impressions on legacy when you get around to it.
    chadskee
    Only one game in to my Georgetown legacy. I love the ABL, I don't play all the way through it but I enjoy the hell out of scouting my players first. It is nice to care about 3 star players now.
    I got my eye on a few guys for next year, I'm already preparing for the loss of Roy Hibbert and Jon Wallace.
    I have only played one game against a smaller school and won, we shall see how we stack up against the big dogs.
    I'm loving this game so far, way better than NBA imo.

    I hope you lose when you play ODU!! Just like I hope the real life Hoyas lose when they come here on Wednesday. Too bad the game is probably sold out, so I can't go.
    cubsfan203
    You guys know it says career legacy, right?
    Right now I'm 1-4 with North Florida. Got killed by Maryland, Temple, and Florida. I'm really enjoying that it isn't just extremely easy to win against anyone and I'll be happy to get 7 or 8 wins at this point. I'm doing fairly well recruiting, I have 3 players that all have me first, two 2* and one 3*.

    I started one with N Florida and am 3-2 right now, with the only losses coming to Maryland and Florida (got smoked by Maryland, competed better in the Florida game but still lost by about 15). Starting to learn my team and how to play to their strengths. I love Grimball at center, I eat up the boards with him. Averaging 15 pts and 10 reb. I have a good feeling about this team, although looking ahead to my conference schedule, the first 3-4 and last 3-4 games are against teams with pretty good records, while all the middle games look like they are against crappy teams. I am not familiar at the Atlantic Sun conference, so I don't know who is good or not.
    As for recruits, I am going after a couple of world guys that nobody else is. 1 is a PG, 1 is a C, and the other guy is a 3* SF that probably won't end up signing with me but I had to take a shot since he is a local.
    4-5 with South Carolina Upstate. Struggling on offense. I tried to jump right to 3 stars in recruiting and that may have been a mistake. Only time will tell.
    i managed to land a local 3star pg in my stetson legacy with my only available scholarship, so dont give up hope on landing a decent player your first year.
    10-9 overall, 4-4 conference with Charleston Southern.
    I've offered scholarships to three guys, a 3 star 6'10 center from Austrailia (my tallest player is 6'9), a 2 star SF from West Palm Beach, FL, and a 2 star SG from Atlanta, GA. I've got some other players kind of interested, and I may switch up scholarships, time will tell.
    I started over with a more local team this time. I am using Arkansas Pine Bluff who I actually used when I first got the rosters. I am 3-3 in the week after the early season signing period. I got beat by UTEP by 1, La Tech by 6, Colorado State by 6..
    I have a rematch with La Tech and a loss against Texas A&M coming up and a toss up against Houston before SWAC play starts. If we can begin SWAC play over .500 or at worst a loss below it things will be looking good.
    So far ive signed a 3 star Juco SO SF. His stats are not that good but he has B+ Potential..
    I am waaaay in the lead for a 3 star Juco FR SF, and in a tight battle for a 2 star C that is 7-1 and 244 lbs. I sent a schollie out to a 6-11 3 star center from Venezuela and a 3 star PG from Lithuania. I am also recruiting a 6-10 C from Lithuania incase the C im recruiting signs elsewhere.
    0-4 with long island university. I'm still trying to get used to this since I usually start out with Army the previous years. I get outrebounded every game and apparently my guys cant guard anyone. I last played against Canisius and somehow the SF made 4 threes in a row with my guy all over him.
    3-4 with Dartmouth. I was recruiting two 3* players which would have been nice but one of them already went elsewhere...to Harvard of all places!!
    My SF and my SG are my "stars" which are in the 67-70 range depending on how they feel for the week. I do have a couple big guys who get some nice blocks and rebound well.
    It's hard...but it's fun.
    Playing with UL Calcutta (centerery), and im in season 2. First season i went 17-15 and lost in the first round of the CT... Now season 2 and my team is really good, even though were a 68 overall i know how to play with them... im 4-1, lost to the 15th ranked team (88 overall) in the finals of the polar bear invitational, and just beat virginia by 3... (80 overalll). My sg (Jamere King) is averaging 27 ppg.
    I am using Texas State, I went 16-15 my first year. I got a 4* SF from Croatia. I am using my strategy to build my team quickly thru the Foreign route getting some top notch players from over there.
    this should be a good year, I didn't lose much of anything and the Croation is my 2nd best player on the team now.
    What did the Croatian come in at?
    RedRaiderMan
    I am using Texas State, I went 16-15 my first year. I got a 4* SF from Croatia. I am using my strategy to build my team quickly thru the Foreign route getting some top notch players from over there.
    this should be a good year, I didn't lose much of anything and the Croation is my 2nd best player on the team now.
    6-2 with Wisconsin.....lost to georgia and duke....i upset #3 marquette 59-50 with trevon hughes going off with 35 points...games before he averaged around 9ppg....it was amazing having almost every shot go in...lol....next i got UW-milwaukee and im about to play it right now....lol...oh and im ranked 14th with 2 commits...4* center and 3* SG....recruiting didnt really go my way but im still in the running for some prizes in the offseason.
    cubsfan203
    You guys know it says career legacy, right?
    Right now I'm 1-4 with North Florida. Got killed by Maryland, Temple, and Florida. I'm really enjoying that it isn't just extremely easy to win against anyone and I'll be happy to get 7 or 8 wins at this point. I'm doing fairly well recruiting, I have 3 players that all have me first, two 2* and one 3*.

    Glad I found your post, I thought I was the only one having a rough first year. I'm 4-10 as SD State but we are 2-2 in the last 4 so that could be a good sign. Most of my games have been within 15 pts except for the game against the Gophers I lost that like 86-32, just kinda gave up in the second half. Also does anyone else feel like you can hang with teams alot easier at home than on the road.(As it should be)
    Wow this will be the 5th post in a row from someone from MN jeah...Started a CAREER with Sacramento St i put my coach attribute points all towards charisma so i can get players in right away and learn to coach later... 0-2 with losses to Kansas St and S. Utah. I have 6 schollies to give out offered 3 C 2 SG and 1 SF
    Man some of you are in your second year of Legacy already?? Geez..I gotta get with it..I spent the entire first week that I had the game playing nothing but quick games until I felt comfy lol..I'm probably going to use North Florida for my career legacy..and definetely run with my uconn huskies in an open one as well.
    4-7 with The Citadel. Just wildly inconsistent so far. We'll have one game where our offense plays great and we knock down a bunch of 3s, and other games where I can't even seem to get the ball up the court. Citadel has a bunch of underclassmen, so that might be a part of it, add in the fact that I'm not that good at the game. In recruiting I'm in good shape with a PF, and trying to also land a good SG, someone who can consistently make open shots.
    I was hoping to see this thread make a return, it was the most fun to read last year...
    8-4 in my first season with Maryland. Started 3-0 and then lost to Michigan State (in OT, in fact I blew a 23-point 2nd half lead, my worst collapse ever) in the semis of the CBE. That sparked a 4-game losing skid, going down to Illinois, Florida, and VCU until finally snapping out of it to beat BC and start the ACC season 1-0. Kicked around 4 cupcakes since then to run my record to 8-4, next up a road game vs. Charlotte.
    Landed 2 recruits during the in-season period, a 7'1" 5-star center and a 5-star SG. Still 1 scholly open.
    cubsfan203
    You guys know it says career legacy, right?

    So anyone doing an open legacy can't share? Seems silly to me...
    I started with USC-Upstate but noticed their jersey numbers were blue and gold when their jerseys are green and white, so I restarted with Texas State. We are 3-2 so far with losses to Prarie View and Portland St, I think, and wins over UT-Pan Am, Rice, and Jack St. The two teams we lost too we were higher ovr and the three teams we defeated we were lower ovr. We just won our home opener against Rice which was big, but have two guaranteed losses coming up against Texas and A&M.
    I really like this team as they play my style of ball, which is simple just shoot if your open, but with some teams that leads to a 20% shooting % as some people can only score two feet from the basket.
    The team relies heavily on Brandon Bush, who is a 6'7" Jr SG who can do everything. The only reason he is here and not at some big 12 school seems to be his speed and D, but offensively he is avg around 20 points a game for me.
    played my first game yesterday with Texas St. and it was thriller!
    I played Colgate in a tournament at Kennesaw St. and the game was close the whole time.
    My best player Brandon Bush opened the season with a 45 point prformance!! He just couldn't miss at all! I won 79-78, as they hit a three at the buzzer to lose by 1.
    Bush went 13-22 from the field and 15-17 from the line..simply magnificent!
    can't wait to play in the finals against kennesaw st. and win our first tourney of the season. gets us ready to play texas a&m and texas back to back! lol
    I'm 6 games in with Elon, sitting at 3-3 and 1-0 in Southern Conference play. So far, I've beaten Georgia State, Winston-Salem State, and Western Carolina. I was blown out on the road at Virginia Tech and at Georgia, and lost one I should've won at Virginia Commonwealth.
    With this career legacy, I'm finding you have to go against the grain with who you give minutes to. Although he's not very highly rated, I have a freshman 7'1" center that gets the nod over a higher rated 6'9" guy. The 6'9" guy just wasn't getting any boards.
    Also, I have a freshman SG with around an 86 3PT rating, but an overall of around 55. I give him the start over a guy with a 65 overall rating, simply because the guy can shoot. He's a liability on defense, but if you can't score, you can't win.
    warhorseballa06
    played my first game yesterday with Texas St. and it was thriller!
    I played Colgate in a tournament at Kennesaw St. and the game was close the whole time.
    My best player Brandon Bush opened the season with a 45 point prformance!! He just couldn't miss at all! I won 79-78, as they hit a three at the buzzer to lose by 1.
    Bush went 13-22 from the field and 15-17 from the line..simply magnificent!
    can't wait to play in the finals against kennesaw st. and win our first tourney of the season. gets us ready to play texas a&m and texas back to back! lol

    Bush is greatness! Do you find that he is more of a slasher though?
    yea i do find Bush will get the bulk of his scoring goin to the rim, surprisingly he did knock down 4 or 5 threes in that game, i guess he was in his groove, lol...he also knocked down a few mid-range shot as well, really an awesome player..i just hope i can develop him enuff for him to become a talk of the pro buzz..i would really like to get him on nba 2k8 and see what he can do!
    I might have to do a career legacy. I keep going back and forth on running with a Texas school in career legacy or playing with Baylor in open legacy.
    Started one with Sacramento St. Started the season 0-5 with the latest loss an overtime thriller against Oregon, losing 65-55. I should have had it in regulation but I missed a clutch shot. The first four games were very rough losing to Longwood, Morgan St., Santa Clara, and Stanford. None of the first four games were even close. :( The good news is that I'm doing well with recruiting (to my standards). I already signed a 2 star SG, I played an ABL game with him and was able to score 28 pts with him, this is when I decided I should go after him. I have 100% on another 2 star SG and a 3 star C that's 7'1". I also have some scholarships offered to a 4 star Japanese SF and a 3 star Puerto Rican PG. I'm excited for the next season (if I make it through the rest of my schedule). I love this game so far!
    P.S. I am very impressed with the recruits looks. By this I mean, the Japanese player I am recruiting, actually looks Japanese. The Puerto Rican player actually looks Puerto Rican and players I notice from different countries (Senegal, Mali, Croatia, Serbia) actually look like people from that region of area. Small things like that make this game incredible.
    I was 13-15 in my first season withe pinceton when I got bored and decided to sim my way out of town. After two seasons 6-21, 7-20 I as fired and not rehired so my legacy ended prematurley.
    Now I started one with UCA, and I'm 1-1.
    TJdaSportsGuy
    I'm 6 games in with Elon, sitting at 3-3 and 1-0 in Southern Conference play. So far, I've beaten Georgia State, Winston-Salem State, and Western Carolina. I was blown out on the road at Virginia Tech and at Georgia, and lost one I should've won at Virginia Commonwealth.
    With this career legacy, I'm finding you have to go against the grain with who you give minutes to. Although he's not very highly rated, I have a freshman 7'1" center that gets the nod over a higher rated 6'9" guy. The 6'9" guy just wasn't getting any boards.
    Also, I have a freshman SG with around an 86 3PT rating, but an overall of around 55. I give him the start over a guy with a 65 overall rating, simply because the guy can shoot. He's a liability on defense, but if you can't score, you can't win.

    I feel you Tj
    Im using Alabama A U
    and the "starting" PG is rated higher, but he cant shoot a lick so he comes off the bench.
    I like to run guard heavy uptempo offense and i need shooters and rbeounders. so sufficed to say he doesnt play much I gave the nod to my freshman pg who is a 87 3pt shooter i beleive.
    thing that sucks is we're REALLY bad on Defense. and cant rebound to save our lives. our only rebounder is a 7 footer but hes absolutly horrendous offensivly.
    Run and Chuck in full effect.
    Started with Long Island University stayed 2 years went to Miami University.
    Made to second round of the NCAA Tourney during my second year. Third year made to Sweet 16 stayed one more year since my team was a beast because all my starters came back, 3 of my starting 5 were world recruits. Made to the Sweet 16 again - lost to punk as$ Duke.
    Just accepted the UCONN Job. I actually was going to decline the job because I wanted to the SEC but I couldn't pass it up, plus all my starters graduated. Now the real fun begins.
    Mnormjr
    Started with Long Island University stayed 2 years went to Miami University.
    Made to second round of the NCAA Tourney during my second year. Third year made to Sweet 16 stayed one more year since my team was a beast because all my starters came back, 3 of my starting 5 were world recruits. Made to the Sweet 16 again - lost to punk as$ Duke.
    Just accepted the UCONN Job. I actually was going to decline the job because I wanted to the SEC but I couldn't pass it up - now the real fun begins.

    Please tell me you're simming your games. What's the fun in that? I like to play'em.
    TJdaSportsGuy
    Please tell me you're simming your games. What's the fun in that? I like to play'em.

    No I'm a true baller, I play the majority of my games.
    As i mentioned earlier in this thread im the Badgers....i just got done with non-conference play and finished 8-3 with losses to Georgia, Duke, and Texas. I'm ranked 10th and have michigan next....i added one more recruit in a 3* SG...the only three star i pursued hard because he has solid size and nice ABL numbers...im kind of wishing i wouldve played the ABL...Recruiting is amazing in this game..My targets top 3 choices are always moving week after week....its fun to see that.
    I'm torn..i cant decide between open or closed. I like building up a coaching legacy, but I feel lamost criminal not playing with my uconn huskies..guess im going to have to run two at once lol
    I have one with Duke where I'm 7-0 and ranked 3rd, but as far as my Career is going I just started with Morehead State. I'm 1-0 with a buzzer beating win @ Houston. Down by 13 with 5 mins to go (playing on All Conference with 14 min halves and out of the box sliders) went to my patented favorite piece of junk defense my 2-2-1 zone press. Hit a trey at the buzzer with Lamb and a huge celebration went on back in Morehead, KY as Morehead State pulled off a big upset!
    1-1 with Kennesaw St. both games were ten point differences, but both were closer than that. Against Eastern Kentucky, it was a 5-1 point game for about 13 minutes of the 2nd half, until their shooter completely took over, scored 8 in the last 2 minutes, and they won 79-69.
    Against Auburn, I took 8 point leads on 4 difference occations, but the Aubbies battled back each time to tie or take the lead. The last occured when I went from being up 69-61 to 69-71 in the last 3 minutes of the game. then my 3 point shooting finally showed up, i hit 2 straight, they started fouling, and i got a cheap bucket at the end to win 84-74.
    TJdaSportsGuy
    Please tell me you're simming your games. What's the fun in that? I like to play'em.

    No u have to play your games, It seems that the CPU will never let u get deep as an underdog so its almost impossible to sim your way to the top. Today I spent two hours working my coach 7 years ahead, the nest Job I got was Indiana ST. U gotta have Coach pts and tourney expirience to get the power conf jobs.
    I cant belive he plays 10 mins halfs, I would love to but its just too crazy winning 52-44. So I just play 14 min halfs and SIM once in awhile. I am now 8-3 with UAC I think. Needlesss to say I didsn't save my progress when I was simming season after season.
    I suck man, i lost my first 8, but now on a 3 win streak, 2 home one away.
    OH YEAH, im NC A&T they ight, rush has a good three, so i try to hog with him, but now my other pg ewing got a 3, recruitings going horrible, in my opinion,
    I've finally settled ona closed legacy team..Im going to run with St. Francis (NY). I have 5 scholarships to offer...gonna start a little marathon of games this morning. Are you guys playing the ABL games? Im thinking of just playing just the ones that have guys who are interested in me..and play 2 minute halves or something to that effect, so I can get the bonus recruiting points.
    I'm running with Northern Colorado. I'm 10-4 currently, though I traded out some tougher non-conference games. For example, one of my wins was against NJIT. My reasoning is that I wanted to learn the game against teams that wouldn't run me off the floor. I have managed to start 4-0 in Big Sky play. I blew Sacramento St out, but my wins against Northern Arizona, Idaho St., and Weber St. were all by 7 or less. Some great games. Just like the real squad, my team is centered around Archibeque and Taibi. I find a lot of success using the inside-out game. If they double Archibeque low, I kick it back out to Taibi for a three. I'm quite concerned about year 2 with this team, though. Both Taibi and Archibeque graduate, and there's really nobody else on this team that can create his own shot. I'm trying to get Beitzel (a redshirt freshmen) to develop a three point shot. I have him working on nothing but shooting.
    My recruiting is going as well as can be expected. I'm pretty much guaranteed the three 2* guys I'm going for, as I'm the only school that's showing interest. That sorta scares me. I have a 6-3 SG out of Denver, a 6-9 C out of Layton, Utah, and a 7-2 center out of Salt Lake City. I used the 7-2 guy seven times in the ABL, and fell in love with him. The guy's got a great touch around the basket.
    Also, this is the first sports game that actually has me yelling at the screen as if I was watching a real game on TV. Great times.
    ahunter5
    Also, this is the first sports game that actually has me yelling at the screen as if I was watching a real game on TV. Great times.

    I actually pumped my fist Derek Jeter style after pulling out a road win. dont have that kind of reaction playing a video game all that often lol..immersive game.
    ahunter5
    I'm running with Northern Colorado. I'm 10-4 currently, though I traded out some tougher non-conference games. For example, one of my wins was against NJIT. My reasoning is that I wanted to learn the game against teams that wouldn't run me off the floor. I have managed to start 4-0 in Big Sky play. I blew Sacramento St out, but my wins against Northern Arizona, Idaho St., and Weber St. were all by 7 or less. Some great games. Just like the real squad, my team is centered around Archibeque and Taibi. I find a lot of success using the inside-out game. If they double Archibeque low, I kick it back out to Taibi for a three. I'm quite concerned about year 2 with this team, though. Both Taibi and Archibeque graduate, and there's really nobody else on this team that can create his own shot. I'm trying to get Beitzel (a redshirt freshmen) to develop a three point shot. I have him working on nothing but shooting.
    My recruiting is going as well as can be expected. I'm pretty much guaranteed the three 2* guys I'm going for, as I'm the only school that's showing interest. That sorta scares me. I have a 6-3 SG out of Denver, a 6-9 C out of Layton, Utah, and a 7-2 center out of Salt Lake City. I used the 7-2 guy seven times in the ABL, and fell in love with him. The guy's got a great touch around the basket.
    Also, this is the first sports game that actually has me yelling at the screen as if I was watching a real game on TV. Great times.

    I'm using Northern Colorado as well. They're damn good. I didn't realize Archibeque and Taibi are seniors though =( I'm recruiting some SG and C's though, so hopefully I'll be good. Taibi is a great shooter, and I use him and Beitzel a lot. The bench isn't too bad.
    sportyguyfl31
    I've finally settled ona closed legacy team..Im going to run with St. Francis (NY). I have 5 scholarships to offer...gonna start a little marathon of games this morning. Are you guys playing the ABL games? Im thinking of just playing just the ones that have guys who are interested in me..and play 2 minute halves or something to that effect, so I can get the bonus recruiting points.

    I am using St. Francis as well. They are a tough choice as their 3 point shooting outside of Womack(5'8" PG) and Rubino(6'3" SG) is weak, and they are lacking in size outside of the Yessoufou(6'9" F/C)....Hines(6'5" PF) has decent midrange though.
    I am currently 2-2 (MOP setting)with wins against Hartford and Maine, and losses against St. Johns and Hofstra. Each game has been tight into the final two minutes.
    I plan on recruiting a "Fab 5"(PG***, SG****, SF**, PF**, C**) with the five scholarships I have with a focus on size and skill as this team lacks both, and plan on staying until either the Temple or Syracuse jobs open up for me as those are my goals.
    ahunter5
    I'm running with Northern Colorado. I'm 10-4 currently, though I traded out some tougher non-conference games. For example, one of my wins was against NJIT. My reasoning is that I wanted to learn the game against teams that wouldn't run me off the floor. I have managed to start 4-0 in Big Sky play. I blew Sacramento St out, but my wins against Northern Arizona, Idaho St., and Weber St. were all by 7 or less. Some great games. Just like the real squad, my team is centered around Archibeque and Taibi. I find a lot of success using the inside-out game. If they double Archibeque low, I kick it back out to Taibi for a three. I'm quite concerned about year 2 with this team, though. Both Taibi and Archibeque graduate, and there's really nobody else on this team that can create his own shot. I'm trying to get Beitzel (a redshirt freshmen) to develop a three point shot. I have him working on nothing but shooting.
    My recruiting is going as well as can be expected. I'm pretty much guaranteed the three 2* guys I'm going for, as I'm the only school that's showing interest. That sorta scares me. I have a 6-3 SG out of Denver, a 6-9 C out of Layton, Utah, and a 7-2 center out of Salt Lake City. I used the 7-2 guy seven times in the ABL, and fell in love with him. The guy's got a great touch around the basket.
    Also, this is the first sports game that actually has me yelling at the screen as if I was watching a real game on TV. Great times.

    What about Mason, whose a sophomore, perhaps he can develop....but yeah, when I was playing with them in 2k7, Taibi & Archibeque were the team....
    I'm 0-9 with MD-Eastshore, they're the only team that's rated below 60, kinda regret it..I suck so bad at this game, I'm playing on starter and I'm getting blown out by my conf. opponents, but I only lost by 3 against Iowa...I dunno how ppl play on All-Conf. I'm getting beat by 20 and 30 pts a game on Starter, I might have to stoop down low and start playing on walk-on...damn..
    Just played a great game with Citadel against Wofford, double overtime thriller. We'd both traded misses at the buzzer in regulation and OT 1. Down 3 with 15 seconds to play, swung the ball around to my SF who drilled a contested shot to tie the game. Wofford hurries the ball down the court, finds their PF... wide open shot from the wing and he misses it.. My SG Simmons grabs the board, 5 seconds to play, sprints up the court, pulls up from about 25 feet top of the key... SWISH! at the buzzer. We win 98-95, my first buzzer beater in this game. Brought my record to 7-7, but we've got Davidson next, who just blew me out of the building the first time around.
    2-1 with Morehead now. I was in a tight game with Western Illinois, and then went on a 14-0 run and blew them out by 16. Lost by 4 to Bowling Green, because my team forgot how to shoot mid-range jumpers, and 3 pt jumpers. They are getting it in practice tomorrow!!!!!!! :nono:
    Playing as North Florida, had my first buzzer beater against Notre Dame. Down 1 with the ball and 20 seconds to go, got fouled and made 1 of 2 to tie it. ND brings the ball down and misses a contested 3 and I get rebound and call timeout with 3.7 seconds...Have to go 3/4 court but for some messed up reason they don't contest the inbounds pass so I am able to easily inbound to half-court, my PG Timberlake takes it to the top of the key and drains the 3 to win it at the horn! I was fired up as it was my first win against a decent team. Through 1 conference game I am 8-3 with the 3 losses coming to Maryland, Florida, and Miami (FL)-I should have won this one, dug myself a big 1st half hole and couldn't quite claw my way out of it. All in all, I am very happy with the progress of my squad.
    1-2 with St. Francis (NY). MAN this legacy is addictive..ive ripped off 3 straight games this morning. Beat Maine, lost to Hartford and St. Johns.
    I figured out how to best use this squad and really having fun with it. With these small schools I'd rather start a lower rated guy who can shoot and give myself the best chance of scoring. I got 1 freshman 2 guard, Rocco Rubino who can flat shoot it..Im going to try to develop him into a JJ Redick clone. Another guy sami pekola who aint shabby shooting the rock either.
    im 8-10(6-5) with Eastern Illinois Panthers. Started off horrible but I have now won 4 in a row and look somewhat respectable in conference play. I have a SO SG Romain Martin who has a silky jump shot. If I can get his stroke going the game usually ends with good results. Career Legacy is so much more consuming and fun than Association. I think its because I can keep my interest in it for 30 games and then want to play with all my new players that I recruited, compared to keeping interest for 82 games and then playing with whatever free agents and crappy draft picks that sit on the bench.
    We are about to start conference play in my Texas St legacy. After losing to Kennesaw St at home we have ripped off two straight wins against SMU and UT-Pan Am. Bush scored 33 against Pan Am and was draining every shot he attempted. We are sitting at 7-3 overall and our first two conference games are against 2-9 Northwestern St and 1-8 Central Arkansas, but they are both on the road. I'm hoping to win both, but we will see.
    sportyguyfl31
    1-2 with St. Francis (NY). MAN this legacy is addictive..ive ripped off 3 straight games this morning. Beat Maine, lost to Hartford and St. Johns.
    I figured out how to best use this squad and really having fun with it. With these small schools I'd rather start a kiwer rated guy who can shoot and give myself the best chance of scoring. I got 1 freshman 2 guard, Rocco Rubino who can flat shoot it..Im going to try to develop him into a JJ Redick clone. Another guy sami pekola who aint shabby shooting the rock either.


    Yeah, if I can catch Rubino wide open he drains it. I like to start Yosoufou at C, because I need the rebounding and he is adequate in the middle and a mismatch for most teams I played so far. I see the CPU constantly doubling him after going inside a few times to him. I can't get Pekkola to shoot well unless driving, but I love his rebounding and size.
    I am currently at 4-2, and see my team's confidence growing fast. I can't get williams to finish midrange training to save my life...his shot is hard. I do love this team's speed in transition though and i am rarely beat getting back on D. Following those halftime adjustments seems to be working for me so far too.
    My "Fab 5" is looking better each week, and I have backups in case I don't land any one of those 5 HS seniors.
    seanhazz1
    Yeah, if I can catch Rubino wide open he drains it. I like to start Yosoufou at C, because I need the rebounding and he is adequate in the middle and a mismatch for most teams I played so far. I see the CPU constantly doubling him after going inside a few times to him. I can't get Pekkola to shoot well unless driving, but I love his rebounding and size.
    I am currently at 4-2, and see my team's confidence growing fast. I can't get williams to finish midrange training to save my life...his shot is hard. I do love this team's speed in transition though and i am rarely beat getting back on D. Following those halftime adjustments seems to be working for me so far too.
    My "Fab 5" is looking better each week, and I have backups in case I don't land any one of those 5 HS seniors.


    I was thinking of doing the same thing..I like Hines and Burton can score but having 2 6'5" "big men" is a problem lol.
    Williams is hard because he is also so dang short..i dont shoot with him unless I have some space.
    Pekkola has consistently lead my team in assists so far.
    Funny that you brought up following the half time adjustments. I was blowing out maine and the adjustments suggested applying some full court pressure. Well I do and what happens? I get shredded and have to hang on for life to win by 3 lol
    isd71
    I started with USC-Upstate but noticed their jersey numbers were blue and gold when their jerseys are green and white, so I restarted with Texas State. We are 3-2 so far with losses to Prarie View and Portland St, I think, and wins over UT-Pan Am, Rice, and Jack St. The two teams we lost too we were higher ovr and the three teams we defeated we were lower ovr. We just won our home opener against Rice which was big, but have two guaranteed losses coming up against Texas and A&M.
    I really like this team as they play my style of ball, which is simple just shoot if your open, but with some teams that leads to a 20% shooting % as some people can only score two feet from the basket.
    The team relies heavily on Brandon Bush, who is a 6'7" Jr SG who can do everything. The only reason he is here and not at some big 12 school seems to be his speed and D, but offensively he is avg around 20 points a game for me.

    Bush is a monster....Im with Texas St as well. He is putting up 28 PPG for me. I use him as a shooter first, slasher second. He has a stroke, over 50% from three on whatever level the game comes with and no sliders changed. I just play the games.
    Im 7-1 with my lone loss to A&M. They were tough. Texas sucks in that game though.
    I changed my lineup though to this: Jefferson to the bench for Benson I believe. Holder starts at the 2. Bush at the three. Johnson at the four and Sloan at the five.
    Im doing really good recruiting...it's too easy I think. I have three five stars at #1 on their list. All American players, two foreign but I haven't offered. I heard they aren't good ranked players so Im looking at some three stars too. I got 5 schollys to give out.
    I am about to start conference play here soon, so I need to get my xbox back. I got the three rings so I can only play it at my buddy's house.
    I started with South Dakota State. Spent 5 years there. Had a few up and down seasons. Decided to bolt after my 5th year. I'm primarily simming & recruiting until I get a decent mid major job then I'm gonna start playing a little more.
    I simmed all day today through the 5th season. Got to the job openings and went to Youngstown State (which was a solid move for me into a mid major conference). Well I was recruiting and it froze on me (PS2).
    So now I just re-simmed the SDS season and decided to go to Sam Houston State who is actually #7 right now after finishing 24-4 last season. Not a bad set up for me. No idea why the coach left, I forgot to check. My goal right now is to make it to Hawaii, UWGB, or Youngstown State. With an ultimate goal of a Big 10 school.
    I landed a couple guys that were 4* when I was with SDS. Stole them out of MN and OR. I somehow made a connection into Oregon and was snagging decent players there.
    Started my Legacy over because of my sucky recruits(still NC A&t) playing with the seniors again was fun, i did everything, ABL and looked at recruits thourough, and im actually satisfied with the ones i got, Now my team is pretty good still, and since i used the backup PG more he came into the season with a 3 pt icon, THANK GOODNESS. *One tip for everyone, spots with seniors, make sure to play people that will end up there backups, or next seasons gonna suck, unless you somehow get good recruits, which is impossible i think, to do with your starting team in your legacy atleast* I won the NCAA TOuRNAMENT TOO!!!! i was shocked, when you put minutes down the game is alot easier, i was playing 12 mins during season, and 5 mins during the tournament, to finish it tonight. and i won, i made comebacks of more then 10 in the final 4 Tennesse(1st time ive beaten them in the 4 times ive played them in my first go around in my legacy and the second, i almost quit) and championship game against North Carolina, I wont lie im hyped to play now, but im tired, and i always get up before 1 so good night people!!:nono:
    Just finished the regular season and tournament champs with Winston-Salem State, (watching the tournament selection show now)
    *updated* no 13 seed in the tournament will face texas in the first round
    I went 25-5 in my first season with North Carolina A&T. Had the perfect combo for me to start out. A real solid post player, a quick guard who can hit the 3, and a slashing small forward. Went to the tourny after winning the conference championship and ended up getting beat by 2 in the first round - my buzzer beater got blocked.
    Second season I decided to play every game. (signed a 3*, two 2*, and 2 1*) Went undefeated. Only real games I had during the season was a huge upset against Duke who couldn't hit a shot, and against KSU (and I have 2 6'10" guys that just killed Beasley). Got killed in the first round by Memphis. (Irony, Duke lost in the Championship game)
    Starting third season with a new team. Boise State. Starting to get some real skill, I won't have to worry about running plays every time down the court. They had already signed a 5* recruit before I took the job so I should have a real solid team, but will be playing harder teams. They went .500 the season before so I am expecting atleast 22 wins and getting to the second round in the tournament.
    is there anyway to to change a career legacy team into a different conference, but still use them?
    Whenever I tried moving Elon into the ACC and play with them in career legacy, they were no longer one of the choices of schools.
    I wanted to do this so the regular season games would be more fun and I would be playing the big name players that I know.
    Finished 25-11 with Kentucky. Lost in the first day of the SEC tourny. Got to the sweet sixteen as a 4 seed and slammed into #1 Kansas ( Deja Vu?). I lost that game.
    Recruited the #1 SF in the country along with the #2 Center. Helps a ton, they are starting already. Around 81 rated for both.
    Start the next year ranked #11 and Patterson is a Pre season second team AA. Meeks is a top pro-prospect. So I'm kind of scared whats going to happen if PP and/or Meeks leave early. I signed the #9 PG he is deadly from the 3pt line which will give me some better offense next year.
    Other then the bugs/glitches I'm having a great time.
    After finishing the ABL season, I finally started my regular season, with Northern Colorado. I lost 69-65 to VMI in a Pre-Season tournement game, because I couldn't contain a Michael Redd clone who dropped 27 on me. It was great because he is a SF, and in years past the CPU would never get enough looks for their top player if he was a 3 or a 4.
    Its going to be a struggle throughout the whole year, because none of my PG's can score at all.
    Thanks to the knowledge provided by Da-Czar, I checked out the scouting report on VMI, and they played stylistically exactly how the report said they would. I was prepared for what they did on both ends of the court, but I just could make enough shots, or stop Redd Jr.
    seanhazz1
    I am using St. Francis as well. They are a tough choice as their 3 point shooting outside of Womack(5'8" PG) and Rubino(6'3" SG) is weak, and they are lacking in size outside of the Yessoufou(6'9" F/C)....Hines(6'5" PF) has decent midrange though.
    I am currently 2-2 (MOP setting)with wins against Hartford and Maine, and losses against St. Johns and Hofstra. Each game has been tight into the final two minutes.
    I plan on recruiting a "Fab 5"(PG***, SG****, SF**, PF**, C**) with the five scholarships I have with a focus on size and skill as this team lacks both, and plan on staying until either the Temple or Syracuse jobs open up for me as those are my goals.

    I'm thinking of starting one with St. Francis. My old high school coach is an assistant there (Blackwell, although I'm not sure if he still coaches there).
    Right now I have a Syracuse legacy, and I'm 15-2 I think a couple games into conference play. Lost to Virginia and some other team I forgot for some reason.
    tehova
    Just finished the regular season and tournament champs with Winston-Salem State, (watching the tournament selection show now)
    *updated* no 13 seed in the tournament will face texas in the first round

    Texas barely ecked out a 27 point win. :(
    Started one with St. Francis, I'm not through ABl yet, though. I'm playing all of those games... I like the scouting aspect of it. I've already found some 2-stars on my list that I like better than some of the 3-stars on my list. I like reading about the rotations everyone uses with St. Francis, I can't wait to get some reps in with them and see how I want to play.
    What is everyone's startegy or plan for moving on from their first school? Do you have a particular school you are aiming for, or just taking what you can get? Any restrictions?
    Since 2k6 I've just kind of gone wherever the coaching carousel takes me. In 2k6 I started with New Hampshire, enjoyed 2 years there, then moved on to Miami (OH). (Sidenote: I think a lot of people ran with UNH in 2k6. That squad was fun to play with.) I took them to one Final Four before moving on to Rutgers, who I took to two Final Fours. That landed me the Kentuckey job, which I played half a season of before accidentally deleting.
    Last year I started with North Florida and saw no hope there so I got out of there as fast as I could by taking the James Madison job. I spent maybe 4 years there, getting as far as the Sweet 16 before taking the Missouri job. That is as far as I got before an Open Michigan legacy and work got in the way.
    My only restrictions for this year are to try to take jobs in conferences I've never been in before. I'd like to move up to a job in the MVC, and maybe with an ultimate goal of taking a Pac-10 job.
    Doing an open legacy with NDSU. Started out 0-2 with about 15 point loss at Florida and then an ugly 20+ point loss at Rutgers.
    In my 3rd game, I go to Tennessee Tech and am having a game with them. A grind-it-out slugfest in the first half, and then the 2nd half it picks up. Unfortunately, I'm starting to fall behind farther and farther. It gets to the mid-teens, and then I make a push to cut it to about 5. They hit 2 straight 3s and then I think I'm in trouble. With about 2 minutes left, I start making my comback....one last push....
    I get a bucket and a foul with my C Moorman...he misses the FT, but I get the rebound and another "And 1". I make that FT for a 5 point possession. However, there's about 45 seconds left, I'm down 3, and I have 7 FOULS TO GIVE!!! I start fouling...start spreading the fouls around to protect my guards (Mike Nelson got on fire down the stretch). Anyways...with about 15 seconds to play, Tech is inbounding from the side, my next foul puts them in the bonus, AND THEY THROW IT AWAY!!!
    I get the ball inbounds, push up the floor, penetrate and kick to Nelson in the corner for the tying 3. SWISH!! Wait!! His foot was on the line!! Instead of being tied, I'm still down 1 with 5 seconds to play. I foul the inbound and send them to the line for a 1 & 1. He hits them both. Down 3 Again. 3 seconds left...no TOs.
    Nelson won't get his butt up the floor, so I inbound to my backup PG Vaughn and he takes off (Nelson is to his side and rear). Just as I cross midcourt, I stop and pop. Horn goes off while the ball is in the air, the ball finds the hoop, and quickly rattles in.
    OVERTIME BABY!!!
    In OT, I absolutely dominate and end up winning by about 10. The momentum from the end of regulation carried over and the guys fed off it. Now I'm 1-2 and ready to take on UW-Green Bay.
    When I hit that 3 at the end of regulation, I literally jumped out of my chair and yelled. That's the FIRST time I've ever done that in a videogame. I rarely do it if it happens when I'm coaching, let alone at a videogame.
    College Hoops 2k8....IT'S FANTASTIC!!! :)
    A little update: finished first season as South Dakota State 10-19 which included a first round conference tourney loss to eventual champ IUPUI. They blew me out to my suprise because I beat them both times during the season. Lost my starting PF,C, backup C and third string PG who hardly played transfered on me. I got a 3* PG, 2 2* C's (one is 7"2' and the other is 7"1'), and a 2*PF so I thought with the addition of some height I would be O.K. maybe even .500 in my second season. Well I started out in a tourney against N Fla and beat them by 4 after being up 10 and loseing the lead in the second half. My prize for winning the first game was #5 Texas, they beat me by about 30 (Hey if it was the first team to score 12 pts. I would have won!). After 4 more losses I am now 1-5 in season two and wondering why we can't play like we did in the first game, maybe it's because even though you have guys that are 7 feet tall doesn't mean they can play D. I did know that some of those other 4 losses where coming though like the smoke job Kansas and W. Kentucky put on me because I think my overall rating is at 65. Well here's to hopin we can turn it around in the conference and come out at least .500 so I can keep me job!!!!!!!!
    After dipping out of SDS I spent two years at Sam Houston St. posting back to back 12-17 records. Just a complete struggle all around. I got some decent recruits but they didn't turn out as planned. In my last season at SHSU I won the first two conference tourney games and then lost in the championship by 4, I can'g begin to count how many games I've lost by 5 or less points, it's sickening.
    After that 2nd season at SHSU I thought I was due to move on and try my luck at a different school yet again. I accepted a job at Western Illinois where I hope to change my career around and become a legit coach. I've only posted 2 winning seasons in my career. Both at SDS, 15-14 and 17-13. Otherwise they've all been losing seasons, and this first season at WIU is looking like it'll be a losing one as I'm sitting at 1-6 so far. It's those 2-3 point losses that are killing me.
    I'm hoping to head somewhere completely different soon, Missouri State, UWGB/UWM, or Hawaii would be nice. If I make it out to Hawaii I will play every game.
    My roommate is currently playing 2k5 and he's in his 20th+ season. Just spent a long time at UCLA where he dominated and since moved on to Bucknell. We're enjoying our NCAA here.
    I just had the oddest thing happen...Im playing with Texas St, I play SMU and I actually lost on a shot at the buzzer after I blocked a shot, crazy ending but anyway...it made me 8-2 on the year. I goto the next week, recruit, edit some players looks and the next thing I knew, my next game got simmed and I won 257-143 and I have played with like 59 points, -113 rebounds and the got was a W but counted as a L and every time I sim past that point, my xbox freezes. I had already saved it because I was editing players and I had no idea it had happened.
    So now I have no clue what to do..
    I wrapped up my second season with stetson, finished 25-7, lost in the first round of the dance to IUPUI, had 5 seniors graduate and little to replace them.
    I head to the offseason and discover that schools are looking at me to take over their program, after the "top" jobs are filled the first offer I get is from N.Mexico, I almost took, but luckily glanced down the list and noticed the gonzaga job was open (Few went to maryland after gary williams retired), needless to say even with my strong desire to stay in the southwest the zags were too good to pass up, now its time to see how i fair against the big boys, or at least mid-boys.(btw: the zags finished the previous season ranked fifth, i cant believe they even considered an "scrub" like me)
    Man, I wanted to cry last night. I was down all game as NoColorado to Idaho St. At one point it was at least 13 down. I started working back, giving Archibeque the ball, getting it inside and playing good defense. Eventually I started hitting free throws and cut it to 1. They came down, missed free throws, I got the ball with 13 seconds left. I took it up court, called a time out. On the inbound I worked it around a little, tried to get it into Archibeque in the middle, had the ball a second, 3 seconds call!!! I almost threw the controller through my tv.
    Well I finally got my sliders dialed in and my stick skills to the point where I started up my dynasty last night. I won my season opener to New Mexico State at home. The score was something around 83-61 or close to that. It was close for a while in the first half but then I gained momentum and the combo of Singer and Nelson carried me home.
    Anyone else here using Duke? I find that Singer has about the slowest release on a jumper known to man. His guy can be in the freaking in the key when I start my shot from behind the arc and it is a toss up as to whether or not I get it blocked.
    On a side note, I have offered the #1 SG, #1 PF, #2 PF in the nation scholarships. I only lose Nelson next year so I am hoping to get the SG and one of the 2 PFs. If I get that my team will be better next year and they are pretty good this year. Losing Nelson though will be a significant blow. He is the only shooter on my team that also has speed, moves and good defender. I guess that is why he has the star on his feet :) GO DUKIES!!!!
    I've been playing a legacy with NC A&T. I started off 1-5, with my team averaging about 49 pts through the first 4 games. Terrible shooting, no leadership, and just all-around bad play. Since then though, I've went on a remarkable run, beating Akron (68-64), Miami (73-72) and most recently #15 Washington State (65-62). My 5'11, SR SG #1 Steven Rush has been a BEAST in my last 5 games, averaging over 30+ ppg. He has been so clutch lately, hitting so many tough shots, fadeaways, buzzer beaters, etc. He has really carried my team. Getting ready to start conference play tonight and at 4-5 in non-conference after some hellacious matchups (Tennesse, DePaul, Missouri, Miami, Washington St.) I really feel good that my team will win a lot of games in conference play.
    ready to step into conference play with St. Francis, NY..after my 1st win of the season against maine, ive lost 4 straight. Hoping to go on a little conference win streak.
    I am at 7-7 with St. Francis(NY) with every game being close. i lost my starting SF for 2 weeks(strained quad) and the guy filling in has been a rebounding machine. Scoring is difficult (54.9ppg) as my inside game is being countered often with size and great outside shooting(against me). Its going to be tough trying to get into the NCAA tournament with every team i play rated 5-10 points higher than me and having better talent. Recruiting is going well, with my 7'0, 239lb C(**) and my 6'6" SF(***) from the same ABL team signing on together at St. Francis. I hope that my SG, PG and PF recruits will follow suit as my SG and PG recruits are foreigners, and will prove tough to persuade without actually visiting them.
    Any way I put it, I will be adding size to my team. I am tired of being out rebounded...hehe.
    seanhazz1
    I am at 7-7 with St. Francis(NY) with every game being close. i lost my starting SF for 2 weeks(strained quad) and the guy filling in has been a rebounding machine. Scoring is difficult (54.9ppg) as my inside game is being countered often with size and great outside shooting(against me). Its going to be tough trying to get into the NCAA tournament with every team i play rated 5-10 points higher than me and having better talent. Recruiting is going well, with my 7'0, 239lb C(**) and my 6'6" SF(***) from the same ABL team signing on together at St. Francis. I hope that my SG, PG and PF recruits will follow suit as my SG and PG recruits are foreigners, and will prove tough to persuade without actually visiting them.
    Any way I put it, I will be adding size to my team. I am tired of being out rebounded...hehe.

    ^^^yeah saint francis has zero size. I signed a 6'10" 245 pound recruit. I didnt care that he was 1 star..i recruited him because he was 6'10" 245 lol.
    Playing as Northern Colorado, I cut a 15 point deficit to 4 vs. Iowa but couldn't get over the hump, and lost 65-58. They had a PG. who was getting to the rim at will in the first half. The coaching tips at half-time said to back off #11 because he's killing us on the drive, lol.
    I didn't want to give him too much space, because he had pretty good ratings for his mid range and 3-ball game, but I really didn't have choice because none of my guards could stay in front of him. The strategy worked, as I backed way off him and gave him the J. Luckily he was off and missed all six of his jumpers in the second half. That was what allowed me to get back in the game.
    The last game I played was demoralizing, I played a Denver squad, at home, who is rated the same as me, and I got pounded by 22, I shot 32% and was never in the game. The fans were booing us during the last 3 minutes of the game.
    I'm 1-3 and I've got to get some scoring from my PG's. There are 5 of them on the roster, and all of them are caretakers, none of them can shoot a lick. I would start my back up 2, who's really a combo guard, but then I would have no perimeter scoring off the bench.
    Well I played my next 2 games at lunch taking my Blue Devils to 3-0. I beat Princeton 77 - 53 and I squeaked by Arizona St. 77-74. Since I play with real foul shot % ON its very nice to have a 90+ FT on the team. I think that will be crucial to have every year even if his only purpose is to come in late in games when the CPU starts intentionally fouling.
    I pretty much go as my 3 point shooters go. As long as someone has a hot hand I do alright but as soon as everyone goes cold I really struggle.
    Well I lied. After reading through the sliders thread I have gone back and made a couple of small changes to my sliders. I never even thought about the speed rating and just assumed that they were of equal speed on AC. I had played 7 games in my Duke dynasty and was 6-1 getting beat handily by LSU in the tourney championship. Now that I have changed my sliders and been through the first part of recruiting and understand what is going on I think I am going to start the process over again and possibly with a different team. Since learning how to actually drive to the bucket RT + B, I have begun to enjoy playing with athletic players a LOT more. I am going to play games first with Louisville, Georgetown, and Ohio State to see if their type of athletes bring a more enjoyable game. I love hitting 3's with Duke but when they go dry the game is EXTREMELY frustrating for me. I would rather run and gun more and then kick it for open 3's versus looking for 3's first.
    FYI: changing a players shooting animation can really help out with the issue of getting blocked too much by the computer on the perimeter. Anyone else here who plays with Duke and Singer knows what I am talking about. I have time to get up and eat a bowl of soup waiting for his jump shot to hit the top of the animation and he gets blocked by guys 10+ feet away from him. After giving him a more athletic jumper (similar to Scheyer) he is much more user friendly outside.
    So as of now my team options are OSU, Duke, Georgetown, Louisville, Michigan and Purdue. Anyone have any input into this with any particular reasons? Here is a quick rundown of my personal reasons even though most are stupid.
    OSU: I am a huge big 10 fan and they might be only team I go watch in person this year.
    Duke: I have liked them since I was a kid and love the program and coach.
    Georgetown: Love their personnel this year and this would be the type of team I would try to recruit. Also love the chant "Let's go Hoyas" clap-clap-double clap-clap LOL
    Louisville: Love the coach and style of ball they play there for real. Also like the team make-up. Very similar to Georgetown with good mixture of athletes and shooters couple with big men.
    Michigan: Favorite football team and was fan during fab 5 stuff.
    Purdue: Graduated from this school but their utter lack of talent makes it hard to enjoy playing with them at all.
    Suggestions? I know most of my reasons are probably stupid to most of you but that is not the point..... that is the rationale I use when picking a team to play a video game. After all it's fun first and foremost and rebuilding a team that can do nothing just isn't fun for me.
    Started out elon made the final four my 4th yr. Thanks to this 5* kid I recrutied from a freshman in hs. Than. He left after one yr and I booked it to gonzaga stayed there for 3 years made the championship game in yr 3. Than I was offered the Syracuse job currently in my 1st yr. This team have way to many Pgs and no bigs. So I been on full go on the top2 centers in the nation who also both happen to be top 10 in the nation . I landed one and I'm 2nd on the others list.
    grismosw
    What does this do?

    Thats the isomotion control to drive to the bucket. RT + B while pressing the left trigger towards the rim.
    As far as my legacy is going, things are really looking up for me. My NC A&T squad is now 6-5 opening with two straight conferences wins. Steven Rush has been a hoss, scoring 30+ in 6 of the last 7. The best part though, is that I am starting to see my other players develop. My 61 ovr JR SF, Ed Jones is very athletic and at 6'7 220+, he is becoming a monster on the fastbreak, attacking the rim with ferocity. I have a freshman PF, Kam Shephard who is just an athletic, high energy guy, who seems to never get tired. He is the only player on my team who is getting blocks consistently.
    While my offense is good, my defense has been very poor. We have an F in defensive efficiency, something like 300th in the nation. Not very good. Gonna have to that tighten up a bit, but because my team is a pressing/trapping/fastbreaking squad, I expect to give up some points. My D tends to give up buckets when my offense is scoring, but when my O is struggling, it seems like the D always steps it up. It's comforting that at least they pick the right times to play horribly.
    I can see my team doing very well in conference play. Both of my games so far in conference have been tough and I have trailed at the half in both, but have found ways to pull both of them out at home. Nobody on my conference schedule frightens me really. At 6-5 (3-0), so far so good.
    soce
    Well I lied. After reading through the sliders thread I have gone back and made a couple of small changes to my sliders. I never even thought about the speed rating and just assumed that they were of equal speed on AC. I had played 7 games in my Duke dynasty and was 6-1 getting beat handily by LSU in the tourney championship. Now that I have changed my sliders and been through the first part of recruiting and understand what is going on I think I am going to start the process over again and possibly with a different team. Since learning how to actually drive to the bucket RT + B, I have begun to enjoy playing with athletic players a LOT more. I am going to play games first with Louisville, Georgetown, and Ohio State to see if their type of athletes bring a more enjoyable game. I love hitting 3's with Duke but when they go dry the game is EXTREMELY frustrating for me. I would rather run and gun more and then kick it for open 3's versus looking for 3's first.
    FYI: changing a players shooting animation can really help out with the issue of getting blocked too much by the computer on the perimeter. Anyone else here who plays with Duke and Singer knows what I am talking about. I have time to get up and eat a bowl of soup waiting for his jump shot to hit the top of the animation and he gets blocked by guys 10+ feet away from him. After giving him a more athletic jumper (similar to Scheyer) he is much more user friendly outside.
    So as of now my team options are OSU, Duke, Georgetown, Louisville, Michigan and Purdue. Anyone have any input into this with any particular reasons? Here is a quick rundown of my personal reasons even though most are stupid.
    OSU: I am a huge big 10 fan and they might be only team I go watch in person this year.
    Duke: I have liked them since I was a kid and love the program and coach.
    Georgetown: Love their personnel this year and this would be the type of team I would try to recruit. Also love the chant "Let's go Hoyas" clap-clap-double clap-clap LOL
    Louisville: Love the coach and style of ball they play there for real. Also like the team make-up. Very similar to Georgetown with good mixture of athletes and shooters couple with big men.
    Michigan: Favorite football team and was fan during fab 5 stuff.
    Purdue: Graduated from this school but their utter lack of talent makes it hard to enjoy playing with them at all.
    Suggestions? I know most of my reasons are probably stupid to most of you but that is not the point..... that is the rationale I use when picking a team to play a video game. After all it's fun first and foremost and rebuilding a team that can do nothing just isn't fun for me.

    Duke basketball fan, Michigan football fan, Michigan basketball fan during the Fab 5.
    Bandwagon much?
    DEE4THREE
    Duke basketball fan, Michigan football fan, Michigan basketball fan during the Fab 5.
    Bandwagon much?

    Hahahaha, not even close.
    Duke basketball because I like the program and players that have come out of that program. Grant Hill is my favorite college player of all time. Coach K runs a solid program and doesn't put up with crap and is seldom ever in the light for negative things in this day in age. I also like/appreciate the tenure of him there and that common ground.
    Michigan football only because my brother played there AFTER I was done with Purdue football. I was a giant Buckeye fan before becoming a Michigan fan. I was born/raised and currently live in Ohio so if anything, I am off the bandwagon there because being a Michigan fan in Ohio stinks to high heaven these days.
    The fab 5 was at Michigan when my brother was there. I was NOT a big fan as I have never really been a big basketball fan of any team but I love the Big 10 and they were fun to watch and on TV a ton. Its easier to cheer for a team and get behind them when they are actually on the boob tube in your area. I also attended a few games when visiting him on campus. I can count the number of college basketball games that I have attended on my fingers. Now football is a completely different story as I am a season ticket holder at Michigan and my Dad has season tickets at Ohio State.
    Morehead St. Legacy-- Now 13-9, started off 2-7. Last game I got behind by 16 in the 2nd half to a team I had beaten pretty easily in our first meeting. So I fight and scratch and get back to a 2 point game with under a minute. I tighten up the D and have the best defensive stand of the game and get the shot clock down to 2 seconds when the man I'm guarding passes to the SG at the top of the key and he fires a 3 right as the shot clock expires. He missed.................but hold the phone, my SG (computer controlled) fouled him. I was like I did such a great job of coming back and playing D and then I lose this way? Oh well, there was still time left so he made 2 of the free throws and I was down 4. I came down and got a turn around J from my PF Faried. So with 15 seconds left I'm down two. They inbound and I foul them a few times to get them into the bonus. He missed the free throw and I get the ball with 4.5 seconds left. I advance the ball to half court and call timeout with 3.3 secs.
    I didn't know who I wanted to take the shot, so my plan was just to run the PG down the side of the lane and drive to the basket. I threw it in to the PG, but the D stopped him at the free throw line so I panicked and passed to my backup SG (85 3pt rating) and he threw up a shot as time expired. I heard the buzzer go off and just before the ball reached the hoop, the game had a second or two pause and brought up the Last Second Shot Acheivement and then the game resumed and the ball swished through the net. That was a fun game and one of the reasons I love this game so much.
    Just out of curiosity, when you say you got a turn around J with your PF, how exactly did that work? If I throw a pass to my PF and simply shoot the ball he will get packed 85% of the time, I would have to back down and fade away or do a post move to get a shot off unless I head faked first to get the D off their feet.
    HustlinOwl

    Damn, you are REALLY into it. Make sure you post about your potential recruits and stuff.
    Right now I am leaning on taking OSU since they are not one of the elite teams and have room to get better, are fun to recruit with, and I like them. Ideally I would like to take Purdue but they are just horrible and not much fun to play with. I really don't want to invest too much time just trying to get the personnel that I enjoy playing with to begin with.
    Nokio8423
    Started out elon made the final four my 4th yr. Thanks to this 5* kid I recrutied from a freshman in hs. Than. He left after one yr and I booked it to gonzaga stayed there for 3 years made the championship game in yr 3. Than I was offered the Syracuse job currently in my 1st yr. This team have way to many Pgs and no bigs. So I been on full go on the top2 centers in the nation who also both happen to be top 10 in the nation . I landed one and I'm 2nd on the others list.

    damn...do u play or sim these games?
    the_future420
    Nice!
    One thing I would suggest though is changing that dark brown background that is in every other row. You can't read the text in those rows very well at all. I was thinking about doing something like this, but I'm not sure If I'd be able to update the site regularly.

    The background dark brown that is suppose to be gold or the text where the news articles are? Thanks for the input
    HustlinOwl
    The background dark brown that is suppose to be gold or the text where the news articles are? Thanks for the input

    I'm talking about every other row in the schedule, standings and rankings areas.
    the_future420
    It's still the same. I'm talking about the brown background. For instance, in the Big Sky standings, Idaho St., Montana St., Northern Colo, and Sacramento St. are all very hard to see because of the black text on a brown background.

    Weird cause each team is separated by two shades of green on my browser and that is the code I entered. Only brown should be in the header
    HustlinOwl
    Weird cause each team is separated by two shades of green on my browser and that is the code I entered. Only brown should be in the header

    This is what I'm seeing:
    HustlinOwl
    Yeah on explorer it is all f*d up, cause Im using Firefox, but all color codes should match up. Oh well, now I know why I quit using explorer.

    Yeah, I use firefox too. Im at work though and they stick with IE. Why, I'll never know.
    Just finished year one with South Carolina Upstate. 15-15 losing in the second round of my conference tourney. Recruiting went well though as I hauled in 4 3 stars. 3 of them are JUCO's but that's what I had to do. Year 2 should be better as this team is becoming my team. It always gets better when it's the guys you recruited.
    Currently 8-2 with Radford. In all reality, my guard play is what has kept me in most of my games. Most have been within 10 points, with 1 win by 20. My two loses were to Georgetown by 7 and E.Michigan in their home opener by 12. I'm loving this game.
    My first legacy is with Nebraska, the record is 11-3. I got blown out by Kansas by 33 and by Missouri by I think 27. The second time I played Kansas at Fogg Allen I beat them by 22. I am playing on MOP with the Dolphins guys sliders that work awesome cause they are very realistic.
    Maric is the leading scorer with about 30 a game cause he is the only darn one that seems to score for me.
    Well after my third year of 500 ball at Eastern Illinois (good team btw) I was offered Boise State , San Jose State or Hawaii as far as upgrades go. I was stoked cause I like Hawaii and it was one that I wanted at a mid major until my Major comes through , so I jumped at it even though Boise and San Jose were rated better.
    Wow its been rough I am afraid I might have messed up and only have a 2 year deal. This team is craaaaap. No shooters whatsoever and even the ones that might be able to hit a jumpshot have goofy releases like big men and I cant get nothing up without it being blocked unless I am way open.
    In my second year there now I went 500 miraculously last year. This is my contract year and I hope to get re upped or at least not fired. Only had 2 scholarships and could only manage a 3 star JC and a 2 star High Schooler , who was Hawaii's Mr BB lol. Got a point to spend on coaching for signing him though.
    Wish me luck I dont get canned until I can get some athletes waay out here in the middle of nowhere.
    frago

    In my second year there now I went 500 miraculously last year. This is my contract year and I hope to get re upped or at least not fired. Only had 2 scholarships and could only manage a 3 star JC and a 2 star High Schooler , who was Hawaii's Mr BB lol. Got a point to spend on coaching for signing him though.

    I'm not sure if people realize this (if they do, sorry), but every year there are 3 and even a few 4 stars who don't get signed by anyone. They key is finding the recruits without scolly offers after the in-season period has started and after the off-season period has started. By week 3 or 4 of the off-season, you should be able to land a decent three star. Btw, I'm talking about HS seniors, not world or JCs...
    j0hnnyrazz
    I'm not sure if people realize this (if they do, sorry), but every year there are 3 and even a few 4 stars who don't get signed by anyone. They key is finding the recruits without scolly offers after the in-season period has started and after the off-season period has started. By week 3 or 4 of the off-season, you should be able to land a decent three star. Btw, I'm talking about HS seniors, not world or JCs...

    Yea I agree my recruiting leaves a lot to be desired. I waste too much going after the wrong people without being as thorough as I should be.
    My second year, i went undefeated in conference play and beat Pitt. In most part to my two junior gaurds, they became nice, and to freshman 7 ft centers. we went to the ncaa tournament and it was looking good,... untill UCONN. Man they center, i think thabeet, HE IS SO FREAKIN HUGE, i couldnt get any drives so i had to shoot all day... I was mad, i lost to a team that practically didnt put up points, my average was 72, i scored 31!!!!! After my second year i decided to leave.. why not? I landed a job with Umass, after getting 2, 5 star recruits.. LOL i went to do my rotations and redshirt people, they all are 70 overall +, i redshirted my 2 freshman, neither was over 75, so they werent good enough to start anyway. They are so nice, they pg and sg are so fast and both shoot 3's good, everyone on my team has something, except my starting sg and c, even the freshman i redshirted had a 3 and i guess quickness(foot), and then i found a gem, i noticed my team didnt really have any centers, except one, but they were starting 2 pfs. I put him in the Game HE WAS SO HUGE (no homo) on tv he looked 300 lbs 7 ft, I want to see UCONN again, i got an answer to thabeet... well thats all, peace
    A season saving win? We'll see. In my No. Colorado Legacy I was down 38-28 to Bowling Green at the half on my way to a second straight blow out lost at home and a dismal 1-5 record.
    The improbable happened after the break. I started out on a 15-5 run to get even at 43, took the lead on the next possession and never looked back. I out scored them 49-27 in the second half to get the 77-65 win.
    The most amazing thing was the way my guys defended and controlled the glass during the last 10 minutes of the game. They hadn't show that kind of effort all season. Now my expectations are much higher for them. lol.
    I am now 5-1 with Duke having just lost a game that was decided with 1.5 seconds left. I am REALLY enjoying this game. Duke is a lot of fun to play with but I need to recruit more athletes. Next year is going to be hard I think with Nelson graduating. He is my goto guy to create.
    Paulus has been hurt the past couple of games so I have kept him on the bench. Where does it tell you how long to expect him to be out for?
    I still have my other legacy going, but I decided to start yet another one. This one is with the Central Arkansas Bears. I checked them out online and they are 8-1 so far which is fairly decent. Decided to give them a shot and see what I can come up with. Maybe get a decent mid major offer from them.
    We'll see how it goes. I lost by 20 to Kentucky. Going to start a game now against Jacksonville St. Gotta start out 1-1 and land some decent recruits. I'm going after the Arkansas Mr. Basketball. Get him and I'll be set for one goal.
    Haven't really seen what my team has for weapons yet. I guess I'll find out in this game.
    so i started one with Geogetown knowing i would probably dominate the first year and then be a rebuilding project as all the top players will be graduating and i win the first game and then lose to michigan by 18...looks like i wont be as dominating as i thought o well it was still fun
    I have 2 games left in my 1st season with Dartmouth. I just beat Columbia away with a come from behind 5 point victory...capped by D. Mosley's 3 pointer from the corner to seal the game. My last two games are against Yale and Brown and I'm currently 18-7.
    In the bracketology section I am projected to be a 13th seed in the South...playing Utah. Not sure if the Ivy League bug will bite me...I hope not. I know I don't have much of a chance in the Big Dance but it would be nice to go.
    soce
    I am now 5-1 with Duke having just lost a game that was decided with 1.5 seconds left. I am REALLY enjoying this game. Duke is a lot of fun to play with but I need to recruit more athletes. Next year is going to be hard I think with Nelson graduating. He is my goto guy to create.
    Paulus has been hurt the past couple of games so I have kept him on the bench. Where does it tell you how long to expect him to be out for?

    Go to coaching, management, injuries. I think that's it.
    I was 4-6 going into the conference schedule with North Florida, but I've run off three straight wins to open the conference so I'm 7-6. Hopefully it'll continue that way.
    Dave
    First year at UNF. Went 1-9 out of conference with the lone win against FAU. Then I just had a total turn around when it mattered and I'm going 8-5 in conference. I'm in 4th, but 2 teams ahead of me have played an extra game and are 9-5 while Campbell is 9-4. Hopefully I can go deep into the conference tourney.
    Did anyone else have this problem? I made it half way through my dynasty and had a lot of close games including a loss to a worse team on the way but now I am a much better player and my current sliders no longer give me the challenge that I want game in and game out. I am now forced to totally revamp my slider set and difficulty level. I am pretty sure that I will just start my dynasty over again after I nail in a slider set. I am going to make them slightly more difficult then what I can play to this time so there is some growing room. Anyone else run into this problem? How did you all solve this issue? I think changing sliders mid season or mid dynasty taints the statistics to the point of now being useless.
    Well I made the tourney with Dartmouth as a 12th seed. Finished 20-7 (12-2) and was on the only Ivy League team to go. I've never been so excited for the NCAA Tourney show...which by the way I can't get over how in depth it is. Anyways my excitement was somewhat burst when I got the points for making it to the tourney before the show started!
    I used the rosters from OS via 2kshare and Heelfan's sliders with my own tweaks. Changed 3-4 sliders up or down 2-4 points depending on how I felt the game should play.
    Overall it was a great first season. I love this game and enjoyed every minute of it...even the 7 losses. Now I have to play Fordham who is a pretty talented 5th seed. Hopefully I can make a game of it. I'll post back later and let everyone know how it went.
    Well Darthmouth was 1 and done in the tourney. Fordham shot 37% from the field which I thought was a great accomplishment. We played a tight 3-2 zone and didn't give them many open looks. The problem was we shot 35% from the field. My best player and later to be named Ivy League Player of the Year...SG Mosley went 0-11 and finished with 4 points. He didn't have any 0-fer the whole season. What a time to not show up.
    The problem was they had an 88 rated PF who dominated me when I came inside. He had 5 blocks I believe. I have had blocks at 40 on the sliders the whole season and it felt right. My guys were able to penetrate and get up some good shots in the lane...today nada. Also the beast from the east kept getting offensive rebounds and my guys had absolutely no push against him in the paint trying to back down.
    I only ended up losing by 5 I believe...but I didn't really have a shot at the end. I think my biggest lead was 1 the whole game. Surprise of the tourney though...Fordham as a 5 seed won the National Championship. I guess we scared them into playing better.
    I got two 3* recruits and one is already by best dunker and 3 point shooter. A 6'6 SF...is going to be fun to play with. The standing dunk is 0 (from the glitch) but he threw it down twice in my first game vs. Buffalo so not sure what standing dunk really means. Also Mosley did his usual...21 points...4-8 from behind the ark. The computer scheduled us vs. Illinois, Marquette, and Kansas though in the first 10 games and I kept them just for a challenge...even though I have no chance to win. They are all ranked 85+ and I'm at 69 right now. Should be a fun year though. I have 5 scholarships this season and have a bunch of 3* and two 4* interested.
    MattG
    I only ended up losing by 5 I believe...but I didn't really have a shot at the end. I think my biggest lead was 1 the whole game. Surprise of the tourney though...Fordham as a 5 seed won the National Championship. I guess we scared them into playing better.

    Do you mean they won the Conference tournament and not the overall NCAA championship? I hope so cause Fordham as national champs doesnt seem right.
    When starting a legacy what should i put the difficult level at? should I start wit the difficult level at All American or should I raise it as my players get better or I go to a better team.
    HustlinOwl
    Do you mean they won the Conference tournament and not the overall NCAA championship? I hope so cause Fordham as national champs doesnt seem right.

    Nope they won the whole thing...the N.C. I was in the NCAA Tourney, they beat me, won the rest of their games, and won it all. Surprised me as much as anyone.
    Edit...I'm now 5-4 in season #2 but I just wanted to say I just found this game gets pretty in depth. Looking at the conferences via the Around the NCAA you can check out every conference with past champions, past award winners, top players, etc. It's pretty cool that the game keeps all that. Also I really enjoy the trophy room where you can see your team leaders and award winners for season upon season. I wish NCAA football would have something like that. Also the team screen gives your offensive/defensive percentages vs. the NCAA, and all sorts of information that I would never use but is cool to look out. I'm also enjoying the background on my recruits. Right now my 6'6 swingman freshman is rated the top freshman in the conference and is playing his heart out. He is averaging over 15 PPG and just put up 29 against NAU in the tourney I'm in right now. I got pounded by Marquette, Illinois, and Duquesne, and lost a close one to Santa Barbara but it's been a tough schedule. I still have to play Kansas and Cincinnati before the regular season kicks off. I guess after I made the tourney some teams added me as a way of getting a win off a higher ranked cupcake! :)
    I didn't want to edit my edit on the last post but wanted to add a question.
    About how long does it take to get a coaching offer at a better school? Right now I'm about a third of the way through season 2 but would like to get at least to a mid major by the end of season 3. Having recruiting battles for 2* and 3* players will get old after a while.
    after your second season, i went to nevada after taking ala st to the tourny for the first time, they have a 85 ovr soph who was a 5 star recruit the season before so i had fun taking them all the way to the forth seed before ga tech dominated me in the second round..toward the end in a game i lead for most the second half
    In my 2nd season now with North Florida. Lost the first round of the A-Sun tourney in my first year. I'm 8-9 with several close losses like a 3 point loss to UCF after coming back from 30 down and a 1 point loss to a ranked Florida State team. I also lost in OT to East Tennessee who was the A-Sun tourney rep the last season. So far I'm 3-1 in conference play.
    marioinblack
    In my 2nd season now with North Florida. Lost the first round of the A-Sun tourney in my first year. I'm 8-9 with several close losses like a 3 point loss to UCF after coming back from 30 down and a 1 point loss to a ranked Florida State team. I also lost in OT to East Tennessee who was the A-Sun tourney rep the last season. So far I'm 3-1 in conference play.

    In my UNF legacy, I'm still in the first season. I got blitzed by a lot of my non-conference schedule (Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, etc), but once I got into conference play, I've dominated everybody except East Tennessee State, who handed my backside to me last night. Subsequent 20+ point wins against Campbell and Gardner-Webb lessened the blow a bit.
    Dave
    hist
    In my UNF legacy, I'm still in the first season. I got blitzed by a lot of my non-conference schedule (Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, etc), but once I got into conference play, I've dominated everybody except East Tennessee State, who handed my backside to me last night. Subsequent 20+ point wins against Campbell and Gardner-Webb lessened the blow a bit.
    Dave

    I had 1 win going into conference play my first year. Then I finished over .500 in conference before running into J-Ville in the tourney who owns me (they just beat me now too).
    MattG
    I didn't want to edit my edit on the last post but wanted to add a question.
    About how long does it take to get a coaching offer at a better school? Right now I'm about a third of the way through season 2 but would like to get at least to a mid major by the end of season 3. Having recruiting battles for 2* and 3* players will get old after a while.

    yeah it can happen qucik but u have to accomplish things with your team, and keep getting coaching pts. I am a B coach right now but can't get any sort of power offer bc I have never made it past the first round.
    is it useful to play the high school games? It says I get 40pts for playing the game, but damn is it getting boring...Should i continue to play these games, set shorter quaters and let the clock run, or just sim? Thanks for the help!
    seen
    is it useful to play the high school games? It says I get 40pts for playing the game, but damn is it getting boring...Should i continue to play these games, set shorter quaters and let the clock run, or just sim? Thanks for the help!

    I'm not sure how useful it is, but I agree. They're a little too boring for me to go through all of them. I may do one or two at most, then I want to do my normal legacy season.
    seen
    is it useful to play the high school games? It says I get 40pts for playing the game, but damn is it getting boring...Should i continue to play these games, set shorter quaters and let the clock run, or just sim? Thanks for the help!

    Just set at about 4minutes or even less per game and just have cpu vs cpu as you do some laundry or post here on the boards. Easy 40pts
    Played two games of my Central Arkansas legacy. Beat Lamar 51-34. Held them to 4 points in the final 4 minutes. Lost to Nichols State 47-43. Was winning the whole game then they just started hitting shots and I couldn't get anything to work for me and gave away a lead over the last 2 minutes.
    Probably going to sim through the second season. If I can land a decent job I'll take that and start there or I'll just sim until I can lead a decent gig in a mid major.
    After my second tournament appearance with Radford (first year 6th seed sweet sixteen, second 15th seed lost in the opening) I accepted the job at Western Kentucky. Right out of the gate, I picked up 2 5 star recruits. Looking pretty good this year.
    I went with Sac State and we're sitting at 3-1. Got blown out by KState, came back to win by 2 against Southern Utah, and then beat San Fran and Pacific by double digits. Leath is my goto guy and is averaging about 21 points a game so far but whenever Leath or Woods are not in the game, I really struggle at scoring points.
    Just finished my second season with Citadel, losing in the 2nd round of tournament to Syracuse. After the season, got offered the job at VCU, so I'm moving on. Signed a top 100, 4 star recruit, and it looks like I've inherited a pretty good team.
    edit: Just played my first game with VCU, against College of Charleston, my old rival at Citadel. I just couldn't stop them down the stretch, they won on a 3 pointer with 0.4 seconds to play. First time I've lost on a last second shot, it's not as much fun this way.
    3-7 with St. Francis(NY)..2-0 in conference which is the only record that matters. Just lost to columbia :(.
    ROCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RUBINOOOOOOOOOOO is killing it..everyone else pretty much ticks me off on a game to game basis.
    14-16 right now with St. Francis NY. It's been a very up and down season.
    I've played about half of my games, simmed the other half. Some games Rubino goes off (27 against Manhattan, think he put up 20+ against another team in conference) and some games Rubino is non-existent. I've found as the season goes on that teams know he is my only shooter, so they play him real tight and everyone else sags into the paint making it tough for me to get any kind of looks in the paint. My defense has been completely non-existent. So any games I win comes from me simply outscoring the opponent.
    My team was playing pretty well and had a winning record in non-conference when I got to the South Florida game. I played very well that game and it was tight the whole way. I had the ball down one for the final possession, set up a nice late clock play I created with a nice high ballscreen, went to hit Burton rolling to the basket for the game-winning layup, and it hits his hands and sails out of bounds. After that loss my team struggled for the rest of the season. Got blown out by a few teams including league champion Sacred Heart. I did get a nice road win at CCSU, but there were plenty of bad losses in conference.
    Despite the bad losses, I managed a 6 seed in the tournament against #3 Quinipiac, who I beat twice in season. For some reason I matched up well against them and they had a tough time with my press and scoring against me. I beat them by 16 or 17. I think just reaching the NEC semis is a pretty good year for this team. I have Robert Morris next, who beat me twice in season, so I expect another loss here.
    For everyone with Terrier legacies, the lineup I settled with was Womack-Williams-Rubino-Hines-Burton. Off the bench I brought Willis-Campbell-Ayeni-Gooden-Yessefou. Campbell got hurt at one point so I started to play Cadell at the 2 because I saw a St. Francis game on TV and Cadell seems to be pretty promising for them as a freshman. Also if I am not happy with any of my big men, starters or bench, then I will bring in Pekkola at the 4 or 5. Occasionally he plays well. Campbell started knocking down some three's late in the season, so I'll be gald to have him back next season.
    hikwelity
    14-16 right now with St. Francis NY. It's been a very up and down season.
    I've played about half of my games, simmed the other half. Some games Rubino goes off (27 against Manhattan, think he put up 20+ against another team in conference) and some games Rubino is non-existent. I've found as the season goes on that teams know he is my only shooter, so they play him real tight and everyone else sags into the paint making it tough for me to get any kind of looks in the paint. My defense has been completely non-existent. So any games I win comes from me simply outscoring the opponent.
    My team was playing pretty well and had a winning record in non-conference when I got to the South Florida game. I played very well that game and it was tight the whole way. I had the ball down one for the final possession, set up a nice late clock play I created with a nice high ballscreen, went to hit Burton rolling to the basket for the game-winning layup, and it hits his hands and sails out of bounds. After that loss my team struggled for the rest of the season. Got blown out by a few teams including league champion Sacred Heart. I did get a nice road win at CCSU, but there were plenty of bad losses in conference.
    Despite the bad losses, I managed a 6 seed in the tournament against #3 Quinipiac, who I beat twice in season. For some reason I matched up well against them and they had a tough time with my press and scoring against me. I beat them by 16 or 17. I think just reaching the NEC semis is a pretty good year for this team. I have Robert Morris next, who beat me twice in season, so I expect another loss here.
    For everyone with Terrier legacies, the lineup I settled with was Womack-Williams-Rubino-Hines-Burton. Off the bench I brought Willis-Campbell-Ayeni-Gooden-Yessefou. Campbell got hurt at one point so I started to play Cadell at the 2 because I saw a St. Francis game on TV and Cadell seems to be pretty promising for them as a freshman. Also if I am not happy with any of my big men, starters or bench, then I will bring in Pekkola at the 4 or 5. Occasionally he plays well. Campbell started knocking down some three's late in the season, so I'll be gald to have him back next season.


    Yeah Pekkola is totally scitzo. He'll have 2 games where he is a stat stuffer, then he'll throw a 1-12, 4 foul, clunker out there
    19-14 second season @ South Dakota State, just lost by 6 to Oral Roberts in the conference tourney championship game. A few good things to take from the season could be we were once 4-10, we played very well in the conference going 15-3 and won the regular season title so we still get to go to the NIT(Play Xavier so i'm sure it'll be first round exit). I have no seniors so should I not get any good offers then I'll stick around for hopefully only one more year. In a battle with Northern Iowa for a 3* pg both are at 100% so hopefully he will make the right choice. Well here goes nothing time to take down Xavier(20-12).
    I just finished my first season with Northern Colorado (played all games). I finished the regular season at 17-10 overall, 11-5 in the Big Sky. I ended up with the #2 seed in the Big Sky tourney. Montana was unstoppable all year. They ended up at 21-4 in the regular season, but were upset in the conference tourney by Northern Arizona. That upset allowed me to sneak into the big dance as the conference champion; I ended up with a 12 seed. For the record, Montana picked up a 4 seed, giving the Big Sky an unprecedented 2 tourney bids.
    I played #5 Pitt in the first round. The game started out OK, with the score 12-11 when I made my first substitution. The final score had me losing by 18, and it wasn't that close. Taibi made first team all conference; Archibeque made second team. Portland St's center (Morrison?) won conference player of the year. For those keeping score at home, My final four was Kansas, Auburn, Memphis, and Louisville, with Auburn knocking off Louisville for the title. Clark Kellogg predicted big things for Auburn in the selection show. Completely true.
    My recruiting ended up quite average. 3 two star players. No transfers coming in or going out. My team next year looks to be offensively challenged, with only Mason and Beitzel putting up more than 6 ppg in my first year. I'm hoping Banks (returning starting PF) will be able to handle the load in the post, but he was quite inconsistent during the past season.
    Great times.
    St Francis NY, is a very fun team to use, I know alot of people like to use Rubino, I actually red-shirted him and Use Cambell who even with his 3pt rating for some reason hits them.
    I also have really good success in the paint with Hines. I avg 13/11 and 3 blocks with him, so im happy with how he works out for me.
    So far im 9-6, with a nice win over St Johns.
    For those who were interested, after that 251-141 crap that happened, it actually ruined my file and everytime I sim past that date, it freezes my xbox. So I had to start all over. But no worries, I finished the season with only one loss with Texas State. I played it on All Conference because it was getting way too easy. Bush is a monster, he finished the regular season with 28 PPG. Had a couple of triple doubles with him as well.
    Cant wait to start the tourney, I am a 5 seed vs IUPUI in the first round.
    A Mac
    For those who were interested, after that 251-141 crap that happened, it actually ruined my file and everytime I sim past that date, it freezes my xbox. So I had to start all over. But no worries, I finished the season with only one loss with Texas State. I played it on All Conference because it was getting way too easy. Bush is a monster, he finished the regular season with 28 PPG. Had a couple of triple doubles with him as well.
    Cant wait to start the tourney, I am a 5 seed vs IUPUI in the first round.

    LMAO no offense
    Finished my second season with Dartmouth...going 22-6 I believe. Ended up a 9th seed and had to play KSU. Once again no contest. I was a 69 ranked team...vs an 87 ranked team. I was down by 19 at the half and lost by 23.
    So during the coaching carousel I got to jump to the Mountain West and take over Colorado State. They are an 81. I even got a 5* and 4* during the quick recruiting time I had. It's like night and day. My first game vs. Fresno I was up by 25 at one point and won by 32.
    Just finished up my first regular season with Elon, winning a close one at home against UT-Chattanooga, 65-61. I won the Southern Conference regular season and have a 21-6 record heading into the SoCon Tournament. I have to play Chattanooga again in the quarterfinals.
    chestnutz6
    LMAO no offense

    Considering Texas St is a 69 overall school with the highest rated player a 70 and playing a power house schedule, All Conference isn't easy. I dont play small schools, I play larger mid majors and big 12 schools.
    year 1 South Dakota St. 10-19 (7-11) first round conference tourney exit
    year 2 South Dakota St. 19-15 (15-3) first round NIT exit
    year 3 South Dakota St. 3-0 (0-0)
    year two, lost by 6 to Xavier (NIT) in a back and forth game which I wasn't expecting, had a chance to win down 52-51 with 13 seconds to go. I got the ball after Xaviers two made freethrows, they pressed and I threw the damn ball away (go figure). I lost nobody this year so only getting 1 mid-major offer (Louisiana Laffeyette) I decided to stay for another year. I did get a 3* sg and a 4* JUCO pg. We seem to be playing better than expected this year as we are 3-0 with a huge road win @ Oregon, trying to get a 4* SF but it's not really looking like it's gonna happen so maybe we can have a really good year so i can bolt.
    I'm still on 2K7 (360) playing coach mode as I see no reason to upgrade at this point. Still at Winthrop with a current record of 10-4 in the 2010-11 season. I'm not anticipating next season as my starting PG (Big South Ast Leader), starting SG (2nd in Big South in Scoring) and starting C (Big South Rebounding Leader) are all Sr this year and will be graduating. I have the Big South scoring leader in Jr SF Stalin O'Hara as well. He may or may not bolt for the bright lights and big dollars of the NBA. I hope he comes back to Rock Hill as he'll be needed next season.
    On the bright side, all of the 2nd teamers who'll be starting next season already see significant minutes so we shouldn't have TOO MUCH of a dropoff.
    Well, I won the SoCon Tournament with Elon in year 1 after a tremendous back and forth championship game against UNC-Greensboro. I actually trailed by as many as 12 in the 2nd half before going on a hellacious run that put me in the lead by 7. I held on, hit my free throws, and won by 10.
    So...it was onto the NCAA Tournament, where I was a 10th seed, going up against 7th seeded Tennessee State. This team liked to hold the ball til the last second on the shot clock, so it was a low scoring affair, with me coming out on top, 61-51.
    My next opponent...2nd seeded Memphis. I'm not looking forward to that one. Ahh well...it's been a good year for the Phoenix.
    I'm in my second year at Morehead St. First year I went 19-12 or something very close to that, won my conference tourney, lost in the first round as a #13 seed.
    Offseason recruiting, I picked up a 4 star Junior College C who is 6'10" named Todor Starks. He is an absolute beast and totally takes this team to the next level. I think he is only about a 70 rating though. I also picked up a freshman 3 star PG who also starts.
    Those 2 players have made all the difference, Starks is averaging 27 pts a game(3rd in the nation) and 8 boards. He just does not miss shots in the paint. My PG, Rans Hurley, is an 81 three point shooter as a frosh and he is averging over 8 assists a game. Adding these 2 players has really made games much easier. The first year I struggled in almost every game. This year I usually pull away in the second half. The record this year is 10-2 right now.
    Ive finally got to my 3rd team, 2023 and im at Arkansas. I weird cause every year i've went to a team with the same colors. First SC, then UMASS now Arkansas. Got the last achievement for going up in conferences. Now i gotta wait til Maryland has a job offering, i really want to coach them. I still find it hard to recruit, but really don't many good players really come here, so i'm not too mad. I think from now on im gonna keep leaving teams, til i find one i really like. Well i think i might stop writing til i finally get to MD. PEACE
    Went to Indiana today and got a 5 star mr basketball player. So I thk i finally found my team. And i was 1-6 when he acceted so, people must actually like the school.
    7-12 with UC Davis. i just lost a game by a half court 3 pointer at the buzzer. its a young team and i cant wait to develop some of theses guys.
    Man , I just got fired after 2 seasons at Indiana, They had no one over 75 when i came and when i left they had 2 star players, but in the 2 years i was there, they both had atleast 6 more losses then wins, i didnt even know you could get fired, it hurt.
    I started off playing every game but got tired of it pretty quickly, as I wanted to advance as quickly as I could to get to a good school where I could compete. It took a year of playing and 10 years of simming to make my progression from North Florida to Pacific to Montana State to Hawaii to George Mason to West Virgina. Pretty much I bolted after 2 years at every school, with Pacific being the exception (3 years). As soon as I got to WV, I promptly pulled in a top 20 recruiting class to go with a team with a 95 overall rating. It is time to play again and win some championships until Indiana opens up, as that is ultimately where I want to be.
    leo2k2ndc
    Man , I just got fired after 2 seasons at Indiana, They had no one over 75 when i came and when i left they had 2 star players, but in the 2 years i was there, they both had atleast 6 more losses then wins, i didnt even know you could get fired, it hurt.

    After you got fired, did you have offers from smaller schools?
    A Mac
    After you got fired, did you have offers from smaller schools?

    Yeah William & Mary was my choice, and it actually revitalized my career, i moved up to Bowling Green, then Georgetown, it was after 2 years at each too, I haven't had a losing season since, and have averaged 20 wins a season, talk about a turnaround, i found out its best to get straight seniors, no JC or World recruits
    Hmmm, I can't decide between Princeton and UC-Riverside. I wanted a closed legacy team that also got a new coach in real life. These are two I am deciding between (the other two are all black schools...not sure if I'd be accepted etc...seriously, I do not know the rules as I am a white dude)
    I went with UC-Riverside and I'm glad I did! Over 200 recruits in the state of California.
    Now what?!?! This ABL stuff is sooooo confusing!?!?!?
    Also, will I need to set my coaching philosophies ASAP for recruits to see or does that not matter?
    If the season keeps going like this, I don't know if I'm going to survive.
    Moving to Manhattan after starting at Northern Colorado, I open the season having to rally from down 8 in the last 3 minutes to been Vermont, 85-81, in OT. That would have been a crushing season opening loss at home.
    Next I go to Navy, and once again have to stage a furious late game come back, finally dispatching the Midshipmen in double OT 71-67.
    Both these teams were rated about 8 points lower than me, but kept getting clutch 3's by mediocre shooters.
    If Sacred Heart takes me to the wire...well, I know I can relax in the game after that, because West Virginia will run me out of the gym.
    First round of the tournament with UNC against Boston University. Their Center was 6' 6". The computer pulled my starters 5 minutes into the game. :spit: Score was 32-4 at that time. :google:

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