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#101484 Title IX violations

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 17 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

Sounds like a nothing burger but that doesn't stop NPR from describing it as some dark shadow on the program.

"Sexual Discrimination" by cold hearted villains that would steal candy from babies. How dare you Albany!

#100984 Pre Season Ranking by Athlon Sports

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 22 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

I just ordered 12 tickets to the home opener. Excited to head back to Albany for the weekend.

#100608 DR. JAMES STELLAR Named Interm President

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 21 June 2017 - 07:32 PM

I would have preferred a leader from a STEM field. UA has suffered from a lack of professional colleges and science/technical fields. We need fewer "studies" programs and more math.

On the athletics side we'll have to wait and see. Hope he does no damage.

Wishing we had Dr Jones back
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#100558 2017 Schedule

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 09 June 2017 - 06:36 PM

Glad there is a resolution that lets them play.

When North Carolina is targeted over Cuba, Iran and North Korea or dozens of other countries with horrible human rights records you have to question your sanity.

#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?

#100102 DR. JAMES STELLAR Named Interm President

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 12 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Students petition to make Stellar permanent, but it's against SUNY policy
UAlbany students: Keep Jim Stellar as president

I've been out of college 20 years. Let's face it, the most important quality in this role is fund raising, lobbying and influence. As long as the candidate is pro college sports and can influence politicians that's the right candidate for me.

That said I'd like a land grant flagship candidate out of the Big 10, ACC or SEC country

#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.