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    College Basketball Lounge: Rob's love for Mustafa > Marv and Riv

    want to groom your favorite college program from humble beginnings to greatness? well post here or contact Robbobw241 or ElFuturoDeESPN to get more info.
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    Fast Break College Basketball is a text-based simulation much like the game the current NBA sim league we have running on PSD is based off of. Robbob, myself and others are in the process of starting a college basketball sim league for PSD.

    Below is a preview of what FBCB is all about and what an Athletic Director can be expected of them, as well as a link to the site we will be running a test sim off of the next couple of days and a link to the simmed 02-03 season that we will replay for our first year. None of the ratings are final, as we will have a gripe session at some point before the league is started.

    This is not a sign up thread, that will come later.. This is a thread to generate interest, discussions and answer any questions you might have. There will be more than a hundred spots available in this game, so any legitimate interest will be more than welcome.

    Beginning of 02-03 season: http://www.psdfbcb.x10.bz/PSD/html/menu.htm

    End of 02-03 season: http://www.psdfbcb.x10.bz/Test/html/menu.htm

    Offseason Period

    During the offseason coaches may receive job offers from other schools, be fired, retire, hire assistant coaches, begin recruiting for the next season, schedule games, make requests of the Athletic Director, accept or decline invitations to preseason tournaments, and train players. It is also during this time that the league generates new recruits (high school seniors, JC, and foreign players).

    Head Coach Round: During the Head Coach Round you may receive offers to coach for another school. Go to “Humans” on the top tool bar, and select “Job Offers” to check to see if you have been offered a new job. It is also possible for your assistant coaches to receive and accept offers. If so, you will be notified by email in the “Messages” section on your Team Info page.

    Assistant Coach Round: If an assistant coach has left your school for the opportunity to coach elsewhere, you will have to hire a new staff member to replace him. It is during this round that you do this by going to your Team Info page and selecting the “coaching staff” page. On that page click the “Hire Staff” button to look through possible replacements. You cannot progress past this period until you have hired a full staff of assistants.

    Schedule Tourneys: You may receive an offer to participate in a preseason tournament. If you wish to accept the offer click on the “accept offer” button found in the message. After this stage is completed, the schedule will be generated, leaving open some dates for non-conference games.

    Schedule Non-Conference Games: You may schedule non-conference games by going to your team schedule screen and double-clicking on an open date. The number of games you have available will be displayed above the list of dates. If anyone has offered you a game, that spot in your schedule is saved until you have either accepted or rejected the offer. If you do not wish to play that opponent, you must reject the offer before you will be allowed to schedule another game in its place. You may attempt to schedule games anytime between May and the beginning of training camps in early November.

    Recruiting: Now it is time to recruit. Go to your Team Info page and select recruiting. Search out, call, evaluate, visit and offer scholarships to players that you wish to join your team. When you have spent your money, or recruited all the players you wish to pursue, click “sim month” to continue. After you click “sim month” return to the recruiting page and check out your progress. There are several turns (months) of recruiting to do before you get to training camp. Recruiting does not stop when training camp begins, so be sure to continue recruiting throughout the season. The recruiting period runs from July until April.

    Training: During training, players experience growth in their attributes. At the conclusion of training camps, all players in the league are reevaluated by the league scouts. Computer and human coaches have the option to red shirt some players at this time. At the end of the training period you may get a notice if an underclassman decides to forego their remaining year(s) of eligibility in order to enter the draft. You have the option to set specific training options for each player by going to the “Training” option on the team screen.

    The Regular Season

    The regular season begins in mid-October and ends in mid-April. During this time, each team will play non-conference and conference games. Teams may also participate in one of the preseason tournaments (such as the Maui Invitational) if they are invited. Generally, a team schedule is dominated by non-conference play in the early months (October, November, and December) before beginning conference play in January, February and March.

    The Conference Tournament: Following the regular season most conferences have a conference tournament in order to determine the conference champion. The conference champion earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For those conferences that do not have a tournament, they give the automatic bid to the regular season conference champion.

    The Tournaments: Each of the Conference Champions plus 34 at-large teams are invited to participate in the NCAA Tournament. The championship tournament begins with a “play-in” game (if that option is selected when creating a new league) and culminates in the Final Four and National Championship. Teams that are not invited to the NCAA Tournament may be invited to the NIT tourney. If they are not a participant in either tournament, their season is over.

    End Season: The End Season process prepares the league for the offseason. All players are aged one year. Some players will graduate at this time and incoming recruits will be added to your roster.

    Roster Management

    In Fast Break College Basketball, each team is allowed to carry up to 15 players on their roster. A maximum of 13 players may be on scholarship at one time. During training camp you may cut or red-shirt some of these players.

    Red-Shirt: Designating a player as a red-shirt will make him ineligible to play in any game. The benefit is that it retains the year of eligibility. You may wish to do this when a player has little chance of contributing in a season, but has the potential to grow into a contributor in future seasons. Players that have been red-shirted are designated with an asterisk next to their class/grade designation. The red-shirt designation of the player can be changed in the training section of the team roster screen.

    Cut: You may decide that it is better to cut a player than have him eat up roster space on your team. During the preseason you are free to cut those undesirable players. It is only possible to cut players who are not on scholarship.

    Depth Chart

    Legal Positions: This gives you the option to set what positions it is ok to use the player at during the game. The computer coach will only use someone who isn’t listed as a legal player at the position if all of the legal players are unavailable.

    Depth Setting: The depth setting determines where the player is in the playing rotation. The top 5 players listed are the starters. The remaining players should be placed in the order that you would like them used. If a starter is tired, the coach will put in the first rested player it can find on the bench that is eligible to play at the desired position. Players who are red-shirting will not appear on the depth chart.

    PT: The PT option is used to determine playing time. A lower setting will lead to less playing time. This is most important for the starters. If the starter has a high playing time setting, it won’t leave much time for the backups. If you want the starter and the backup at a position to share the playing time, you should set the starter with a low playing time value and the backup with a high playing time value.

    Recruiting

    The recruiting period runs from July to the middle of April. Players are first eligible to commit to a school in November. All recruiting actions take place on the individual recruit screen. The first recruiting action to take is to set your call list. A total of 20 recruits may be on your call list at one time. The call list is the list of players who you are showing interest. Once you have set your call list, you may want to decide which players to evaluate. Like all recruiting actions other than calling the player, the cost of the evaluation is based on how far away the player lives from your school. Foreign players always cost the most to recruit. Starting in August, you will have the option to schedule assistant visits, head coach visits, and campus visits for the player. A player will only visit your campus if he currently has you in his list of top 5 schools.

    Athletic Director Requests

    There are three different requests that you can make to your athletic director:

    More time to reach the goal: This is a last ditch attempt to save your job. If the board warns you that you are close to being fired, this may get you one more season to accomplish the goal they have set for you.

    Increase the budget for this season: This will give you a one time increase to the size of the team budget. Extra budget money may be useful for hiring assistant coaches or recruiting.

    Improve the training facilities: Better training facilities will increase the success of your training camps. The board will sometimes decided to upgrade the facilities on their own without your request.
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    Are all the schools going to start with the same budget, facilities etc??

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    i'm in, usc me.

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    Tym you will have to fight PL for USC.

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    I'd probably be down. Sounds fun.

    Where can I find Fastbreak Basketball nowadays? I thought they weren't developing it anymore.

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    Fastbreak basketball is the one used for the NBA sim league, this is a different program that was just recently released in the last few years. To answer your question FBB that is used is the same one that was released back in 2002, you can buy it online or you can find a crack for it. There is also talk of a new FBB being released but who knows when it will ever come out.

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    But is each school going to start off around the same or is it better taking a big named school?

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    It will be better in a financial standpoint to start off with a bigger school, but each school's financial situation will improve with performance.. Every school will start off with the same "school prestige," so that advantage will be taken away at the beginning of the league so bigger schools don't have a MASSIVE advantage come recruiting time.

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    The best part about this one as compared to the NBA Sim League is that there can only be 29 teams in FBB. Here we can start out at like 20-30 and then as interest goes they aren't waiting around since there are so many teams.

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    Cool. I'll take ucla then. Or when are team sign ups

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    Sign ups probably won't be for a bit.. running through some test sim stuff then we have to bang out the particulars, set up the subforum, etc.

    At that point we should have somewhere between 25-30 AD's participating in this, so far I have a list of 17 names, so we're getting there.

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    Alright. I put it in the bulls off topic thread. Maybe we can get two or three from there to join

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    The U!

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    okay if i can't have usc, maybe UC Riverside or Long Beach.

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