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#101556 Title IX violations

Posted by uofalbany on 21 September 2017 - 10:49 AM


Don't know if this was already covered or not, but how out of whack are we in terms of title IX?
 
Now, I'm a novice in this argument.... and not sure who is already included in the title ix allocation , but.....
 
If non-scholarship athletes and walk-ons are included, cheerleaders need to be included as well, if they aren't already.
Being heavily involved in both basketball and football, and other events, they are being given special athletic privilege as well.

 
I'm commenting way too much but ... There was a court case about this that came out of Quinnipiac Univeristy. Cheerleading may NOT be used towards Title IX. - http://www.espn.com/...-sport-title-ix
They need to revisit those cases. Other cases need to be initiated. For not to count cheerleading teams and cheerleading squads as part of equal athletic opportunity, is beyond absurd. There are seven men's teams and nine women's teams. There are almost as many members on a cheerleading squad as there are on a football team. Cheerleading is an extension on all of our sports teams including men's and women's basketball, football, Etc. Women on the cheerleading squad are given opportunity in the form of competition, athletic participation, etc.

The whole thing smells like bull$iena. At some point, enough is enough.


#101500 [FB] Game 3 - vs Monmouth - 9/16 - 7PM

Posted by uofalbany on 18 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

 

 

My only complaint yesterday was the same one I had last season. The way they handle concessions is extremely inefficient. They should separate the cashiers from the people ordering food like they do in SEFCU and at venues like the TUC. Lines would move faster, people wouldnt hate waiting in line, and more food/beverages would be sold.


Better yet, join the 21st century and have people walking the stands with popcorn, chips, etc. and equip them with card readers/cash. Concession stands on the concourse should be for hot food only.

 

Good suggestion...I'd buy this way. I buy as it is as my brood needs 3 food trips a game. Will have to start bringing in a backpack with cash. Or at least a fanny-pack\

 

 

No fanny packs.  Please.




#101341 Game 2 - Morgan State 9/9 1:00

Posted by uofalbany on 09 September 2017 - 03:41 PM

Evacuated all the way to New Orleans.... good to open up the bpf board to see a big football win today.


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#101111 9/2 @ODU

Posted by uofalbany on 02 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

BTW, went into a store with my son's Florida Gators cap on. A cashier asked me if I thought Florida was going to win today. I said yes but my team is really Albany. He said oh I've heard of Albany the men's basketball team. He was a Tennessee volunteer.
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#101098 9/2 @ODU

Posted by uofalbany on 02 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

Can we bring in Testaverde
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#100893 9/2 @ODU

Posted by uofalbany on 16 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

The smell of football is getting stronger.

 

Any chance we are going to get a football countdown clock, DP?

Only 2.5 weeks remain  :D


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#100653 Happy 4th

Posted by uofalbany on 04 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Couldn't agree more brother!

Happy Independence Day!




#100599 DR. JAMES STELLAR Named Interm President

Posted by uofalbany on 21 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

How about Tom Coughlin?  Can we lure him away from Jacksonville?




#100542 UAlbany takes home its 5th straight America East Commissioner's Cup

Posted by uofalbany on 05 June 2017 - 10:37 AM

I'm all about growth and expansion.  Probably pretty clear to everyone.

 

The questions I think worth answering:

Where do we want to be in 10-20 years?

What is the game plan to get us there?

 

If we have aspirations to become nationally relevant, in all sports, I think complacency destroys all hopes.

I think we all agree, UAlbany needs to be in another conference (at some point), if we want it to happen. 

 

I think we've hit the ceiling in basketball.... both mens and womens.  Which, arguably is the most relevant sport

in college athletics.   It's all about basketball and football, and of course, lacrosse :)

 

Do we DRESS FOR SUCCESS, or do we wait for someone or something to make it happen for us?

 

If we take every step possible to be attractive (one day) to a American Athletic Conference (for instance),

what are those steps?

 

Facilities upgrades?

Half step conference upgrades?

 

In terms of the CAA vs AE schools:

AE: Binghamton, Hartford, Lowell, Maine, Stony Brook, UNH, UMBC, Vermont

CAA: Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, Towson, Wilmington, William & Mary

MAC:  Is this a conference where schools upgrade to, and eventually die off into mediocrity?  Probably.

 

Is the CAA an upgrade?

Name recognition &  affiliation plays a big role in how people judge our athletics program.

 

Of course, everything is easier said than done.




#100536 UAlbany takes home its 5th straight America East Commissioner's Cup

Posted by uofalbany on 05 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

Putting aside all political grandstanding and/or posturing by ny state leadership,

UAlbany athletics has become 'a' if not 'the' dominant force of the America East.  

 

Many UA fanatics sit and ponder the current existence of our athletics program.  Are we content

with staying in a conference like the America East?  It has served its purpose, there is no doubt in this.

 

What is our athletic department vision over the next 20 years?  What is Benson proposing?

 

Will there be any growth staying in the AE?  Where is the ceiling for UAlbany athletic success?  Have we hit it?

Do we try and raise the bar?

 

Many of us said early on.... all the University of Albany athletics needed was to be unleashed, and the beast

would emerge as a powerhouse.  All of this success because... all we did was enter D1 athletics.  

 

Imagine if UAlbany athletics became a priority or even a thought by certain entities and/or individuals?




#100504 Tewwaaraton

Posted by uofalbany on 01 June 2017 - 09:29 AM

Connor - 117 points (55g 62a)

 

rambo - 86 points (42g 44a)

 

rambo in championship weekend, only 2g 2a with 4 turnovers

This performance should not give him any points towards the T award.

 

Connor should take it. 




#100346 NCAA quarterfinal Danes versus Maryland

Posted by uofalbany on 21 May 2017 - 12:23 PM

 

 

GAMEDAY!!!! How bad of a father would I be if I stayed home from son's baseball game to watch this?  kidding of course.  Phone will be shut off and game will be DVRed.  Expect some late posts from me after watching the game after it is over.


You can watch live from your phone on the watchespn app. Multitask!

 

 

That won't work.  Can't be watching the game while coaching third base. lol

 

 

Yep, you don't want any line drives down the line hitting you in the eggs




#100306 NCAA quarterfinal Danes versus Maryland

Posted by uofalbany on 18 May 2017 - 07:53 AM

I knew the song was garbage from the get-go.  Didn't even listen to the lyrics.

Not sure I would have posted it if I had listened.

 

But it's Fields.  And UA lacrosse.

 

Go Danes


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#100296 NCAA quarterfinal Danes versus Maryland

Posted by uofalbany on 17 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

Go Danes

 

 

You may want to mute the sound


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#100275 NCAA quarterfinal Danes versus Maryland

Posted by uofalbany on 16 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

Again, Ierlan was 16/27 vs maryland.  

maryland was only 13/25 on the faceoff vs bryant

 

Who's getting pumped?