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#99338 AD's Vision

Posted by Michigan_Dane on Today, 03:47 PM

Mark explains his plans to make UA a "destination" for athletics fans.

Personally I'm resigned to the fact SUNY will never be in the top tier until a NY Governor decides he/she wants a flagship campus. That means combining multiple campuses under a single umbrella name, increasing funding etc. Create an Ohio State where there is none today.
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#96025 UAlbany Flag

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 28 November 2016 - 09:07 PM

I have so much UA crap it's unbelievable. Just in flags I have 3x5 horizontal and vertical. I also have multiple garden flags.

Amazon, Football Fanatics and the UA bookstore all sell them.

I'm screwed if UA ever changes their name. Christmas ornaments, corn hole games, scarves, Fatheads, car plates and hundreds of other items get tossed. I had my eye on a UA chef apron. I'm determined to keep up with my Michigan and Michigan State neighbors.

#95480 UA Students on Trial

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 19 November 2016 - 07:08 AM

Throw the book at all of em!

Agree. Anything short of a serious penalty will just encourage more false claims and diminish real claims.
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#94387 Elon

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 14 October 2016 - 10:02 AM

Huge thanks to Brendan for his tickets.

I purchased additional tickets too. I've now got 9 coming thus far and only 2 are alums so building the fan base.

I land at 10:30 Saturday morning. How do I get us into a tailgate tent?
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#94351 Elon

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 12 October 2016 - 10:26 AM

I made an impulse decision to purchase airline tickets to Albany Saturday 10/29 to attend a UAlbany/Elon football game. My wife will be outta town that weekend and this is my only shot at getting to a game for at least a year or more as we're expecting. It's a very short trip. Flying in Saturday morning and leaving Sunday morning. Love to meet some of you in person.

#94345 Kaloyeros Charged

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 11 October 2016 - 08:04 PM

SUNY Poly is searching for a president. SUNY Albany is searching for a president. The two schools have a shared history and are located across the street from each other.

Hmmm. Maybe it's time to merge the schools back?
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#93941 2019 Central Michigan (MAC)

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 23 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I bet winning that Buffalo game helped land this deal
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#92857 Football Mags

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 July 2016 - 12:20 PM

I for one didn't expect UA to still be in the basement so many years after elevating to the CAA.

For 15 years I've enjoyed watching UA dominate... even beating CAA teams while still in the NEC. Now for the past 5 years we've struggled.

It seems we didn't get much of a bounce from the upgrade. We seemed to win more with less
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#87189 Gontarek Arrested & Suspended

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 18 October 2015 - 11:44 PM

I'm sure the suspension is part of the issue but it's hardly the whole reason. Passing is weak. Running game is awful.

I was prepared for an amazing season after that first drive in Buffalo. Something fell apart for sure.
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#86971 Maine 10/10 HC

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 10 October 2015 - 04:22 PM

Losing games happens but to get smoked on home coming after a $10M donation and in front of a huge crowd is tragic. We don't get crowds like this every day.

#86918 Stadium Named

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 09 October 2015 - 12:54 PM

By the way, the $10M the stadium is throwing off is only part of the revenue stream. Add in naming rights for luxury boxes, bearm, etc.

Sure there are operating costs but if you bought a $18k car and someone gave you $10k you'd think that's a damn good deal.

It's like saying sure I got $10k for the car but I still have to pay for gas. Still an amazing deal.

#86768 Stadium Named

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 07 October 2015 - 02:26 PM

This has been an impressive few months. Honestly UA has accomplished all the items on my short/mid term list.

1) law school affiliation
2 new engineering school
3) Finalize stadium naming rights
4) Schedule annual FBS money games

Amazing progress. That is every must have short term item for me. Yes a SEFCU rehab or a field house is needed but those items take time. At this pace lets see what next week brings :-)

#86746 Stadium Named

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 07 October 2015 - 08:18 AM

Is it Trump stadium?

It's going to be the most spectacular stadium ever.
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#86418 Pitt

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 23 September 2015 - 08:50 PM


To quote a local Albany car salesman.
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#85480 There can only be 1

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 08 July 2015 - 02:46 PM

The Highlander was correct that there can only be 1.  In Michigan that 1 is me.  I nabbed the 'UAlbany' Michigan plate