Dan passed along a few other notes about the roster:
- James Bryant is not listed on the roster and will not be until he officially arrives at GU in December.
- Mark Demski is listed as a senior even though he originally redshirted his freshman year, so expect this to be his final year as a Knight.
- Recent Prep grad Andrew Sweny will redshirt.
- Robert Buckner will be with the team, but will not be listed on the roster. His collegiate career is over due to his latest knee injury last year.
A few things popped into my head while checking out the roster and individual player photos:
- There were rumors that Preston Harris and walk-on Corey Dotchin would not return, but they're on the roster. Harris has a new number -- changing from 42 to 33.
- The team photo shows that Gannon has new home uniforms this year. Instead of saying "Knights" in gold outlined in maroon across the chest like last season, the unis say "Gannon" in maroon only. The new unis are OK; nice but a slight downgrade from last year -- not enough gold for my liking. Then again, my all-time favorite Gannon uniforms were the Georgia Tech all-gold editions worn in the early 1990s. Sweet!
- I'd like to pray for Gannon to ditch their current road uniforms, but I'm not sure who's the patron saint of that cause.
- If you care even one thread about sports uniforms, check out www.uniwatchblog.com. The site is 100% dedicated to sports uniform news and commentary. It's the best blog on the Internet, present company included.
- Tom Chapman's ideal roster number was 12. He thought any more than that and several guys on the team would gripe about playing time. The current Knights have 15 active players with James Bryant on deck next semester.
- Mercyhurst may need to use a satellite to take its team photo; 17 players are listed on the active roster. (See http://hurstathletics.com/roster.aspx?path=mbball& for details.) Personally, I'm glad to see that all-name team All-American Niv Zinder is still on the club.
- Always interesting to see who smiles for their individual photos and who snarls. Former Knight Derrick Price was happy-go-lucky, but intentionally scowled for his pics. His philosophy was that he wanted to intimidate opponents with his photo. I smiled for all my photos. I figured the intimidation factor was already lost when they saw me listed at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds. My freckles didn't help matters either.