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Jammaster

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In Topic: [FB] Game 9 - @ Stony Brook - 11/4 - 1PM

06 November 2017 - 05:56 PM

Yeah, i took a guess on the total. The point was that their student support was really sad. Seems like an insult to the players that they could only muster a handful of students on a sunny November afternoon when the dorms are a short walk away. If there was 5,000, it was 99.9% community.


In Topic: [FB] Game 9 - @ Stony Brook - 11/4 - 1PM

06 November 2017 - 11:36 AM

FWIW, I was at the SBU game. A few takeaways: 

• I think Albany has a much stronger student engagement. A 1:00pm Saturday game only seemed to draw about 100 students. The rest of the crowd of maybe 7.000 were local fans.

• It's pretty damn nice to have a full stadium bowl with seating all around.

• The new indoor football facility they're building is going to be really nice and will force us to do the same if we want to compete for recruits.


In Topic: Stuyvesant Plaza

06 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Little trivia: I was once watching a show where they were interviewing Rachel Ray and she said one of the first jobs that inspired her career was working at a culinary shop in Stuyvesant Plaza. 


In Topic: UAlbany takes home its 5th straight America East Commissioner's Cup

05 June 2017 - 08:40 AM

These are great questions. With Nano gone, I'm not sure what else will take us into a national conversation or help us leap in the rankings. So Athletics plays a role beyond just community building. There is evidence that winning at a high level corresponds to increased applications and donations, so I hope the school will see the value. Or maybe one of our alums will just become a billionaire and start pouring money into the program :)

In Topic: UAlbany takes home its 5th straight America East Commissioner's Cup

05 June 2017 - 08:35 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?