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Michigan_Dane

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#100443 [Video] UAlbany Academic Podium

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

Looks nice. Better than what was there in the 90s


#100403 Is UAlbany now a lacrosse destination

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 22 May 2017 - 03:14 PM

CAA Conference's Towson beat Syracuse. They are on to the Final 4.

Barring a better offer it's time to move all sports to the CAA. Incremental improvement is still improvement.


#100340 2017 Rankings

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 20 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

19 and 20 is a lot better than what the folks over at AGS were saying.

I'm still worried about QB.
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#100245 Softball is one game away from the NCAA Tourney

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 14 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

How does this stack up against our SUNY Center competitors? I'm guessing much better.

With such a stellar resume how do we convert that into a promotion?


#99896 2017 Schedule

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 05 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

That's the point. It's not about rights since numerous worse violators are ignored by the governor. Saudi Arabia, Cuba.., hell UA could play in North Korea but god help us if we play in NC.

We should move on. Stupid crap but it is what it is.

Looking forward to football season and so help me god if someone injects politics into the game I'll go ape $iena. So over it.

We can all agree with this... Go Danes!


#99872 2017 Schedule

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 05 May 2017 - 07:51 AM

Someone should tell the political prisoners roting in Castro's jails of Cuomo's brave stance against NC. They could use a good laugh.


#99763 UA Students on Trial

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM

I think for the benefit of UA and the credibility of future accusations the legal system has to take false charges seriously.


#99751 National Championships

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

New York has 50% larger population than Michigan and it has at least 2 BCS state universities and at least 3 FBS state universities.

As a New Yorker in the Midwest it drives me crazy how far SUNY is and how NY could catch up if it wanted to.

That's all I'll say.


#99750 National Championships

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 April 2017 - 01:32 PM

New York has 3x the population of Wisconsin or Maryland. 2x the enrollment of the UW system. A much larger media market over those two. And on and on. The structure just sucks with 64 campuses.

It's not magic. It's having a desire and leadership.


#99749 National Championships

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 26 April 2017 - 01:25 PM

Great question. My answer: Leadersip

My view is UA and the SUNY Centers generally are hampered in moving up until leadership (like the governor) gets involved. Gov Cuomo like Spitzer could take an interest in SUNY and pressure a conference. He could also sweeten the deal for the conference to take us.

I've heard of governors getting involved especially with conference realignment. Unlike Spitzer I hope the focus isn't just on SBU and UB.

It's crazy that New York has 400,000+ students and no Big 5 conference teams. The largest state university in one of the richest states... yet tiny Maryland is ACC?

It's there if the governor wants it. Leadership.


#99362 SUNY Free Tuition

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 31 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

Safer than a puppy filled lecture hall "safe space".

Seriously I could see this going either way for UA athletics.

The main possible upside is growing the enrollment if that happens. Serious enrollment would be a huge impact on alumni, fans and athletic fees. Filling 8,000 seats in a stadium is amazingly easier at 25 or 30k students.

The main possible downside is perception of the scholarship being less valuable or if this thing gets expensive and they cut the AD budget. If their budget forecast is way off and they squeeze the schools UA might have to shift dollars away from athletics.

This may be nothing in the end but there is huge potential both good or bad.


#99338 AD's Vision

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 30 March 2017 - 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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