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Everything posted by godanesgo99

  1. Benson's Contract

    It wasn't much, didn't have the actual RFP, but had a contact to get the RFP document from. May have only been turf replacement. Don't remember. I look at the reporter everyday for work, but I don't get alerts for this type of stuff as it isn't what my company does. If I remember at work tomorrow I'll post. My login credentials are saved on my computer and I forget my password lol.
  2. Benson's Contract

    I looked at the Contract reporter. There is also a solicitation for upgrades at Fallon Field that was closed a month or so ago.
  3. Looking forward to 2019/2020

    So Boals is off the his Alma mater in the MAC and Ohio. Don't know what effects this will have on the SBU roster, but have to think that it will set them back a little.
  4. Benson's Contract

    Didn't say he deserved credit, just it would be an achievement under his watch.
  5. Benson's Contract

    And I'm betting Benson is aware of this thread and has it bookmarked 😂. Might be an efficient way to get a message to him.
  6. Benson's Contract

    Don't 100% agree. The complaints about Benson can all boil down to achievement and communication. The news of this RFP hitting the contract reporter goes a long way towards achievement. Communication is the next step.
  7. Benson's Contract

    I'm not advocating for a conference change anytime soon, but the facilities should be designed with those ambitions in mind. How easy would it be to renovate again to fit in the CAA, A10, or even the Big East. I don't see anything like that happening anytime soon, but this building and investment should have the year 2045 in mind. (did I just type that number? Wow)
  8. Benson's Contract

    I didn't mean 6500-7000 immediately, I meant choosing a design that can be easily expanded to that level, or even more. The school shouldn't just plan for today's needs or even the next 5-10. It should be built with foresight for 20-30. UA tends to be shortsighted and that would be a shame. The capital region has multiple venues that can hold 1000-5000 people with the armory, the palace, proctors, glens falls civic center, etc. We have the TUC for big events. There really isn't much at the mid-level.
  9. Benson's Contract

    Why? Here is crude microsoft paint drawing.... The Red shows where SEFCU could be expanded without losing any parking or even having to move the road. According to google earth, this expansion of the building would almost exactly double the potential square footage. The orange is an area that is either open ground now, or the university has been buying property in that could turn into additional parking spaces. There is plenty of room.
  10. Benson's Contract

    The consensus of the posters on this board seems to be 4500-5000 seating capacity would be the goal. I am going to disagree. I don't think we will fill much bigger anytime soon, but spending 8 figures on something that doesn't have room for growth is shortsighted IMO. It will be 25-30 years before something else gets built. I'd rather see something in the 6500-7000 range with all chairbacks, and the ability to cover a section if it will be too empty. Something like big UA sheets that cover the corner sections or something. The venue will be used for graduations, concerts, and all types of other events. Why go too small, as long as there is a way to hide empty sections.
  11. Benson's Contract

    It is a public RFQ that was due a few days ago, so someone could FOIL the responses and award.
  12. Benson's Contract

    There were others too. Might have been called @sses in the seats or something like that. The thread I was thinking of was the older one.
  13. Benson's Contract

    I saw photos of a preliminary design of a renovation if SEFCU Arena 2.5 years ago. They exist. I can't speak about any details, nor do I remember them anyway. I am sure they have been changed multiple times since then, but I do remember being surprised how many of the things incorporated were suggestions from one of the old butts in seats threads.
  14. Benson's Contract

    Well it would be nice if they did something sooner rather than later. I am a big believer in this core group of players. 5 Freshman who will become sophomores and 3 freshman (1 redshirt from this year plus 2 signees). How great would it be to have a renovation and upgrade completed for their senior year. I mean, UA will be a Buffaloesque top 25 team that year, coming off back to back dances, including a round of 32 trip the year before right? 19/20 - 2 Seed in AE tournament, 15 Seed in NCAA, exit in round of 64 20/21 - 1 Seed in AE tournament, 13 Seed in NCAA, exit in round of 32 21/22 - Top 25, New or Renovated arena, and a sweet 16 appearance. And then I woke up...
  15. Recruiting - 2019

    Right now we have no official scholarships available, but I'm sure at least 1 will open. The team started 5 freshman, so the guys on the team probably don't see a lot of time in the near future. Anyone know what happened to Nathan Fromm? He was a commit last year, then went back to JUCO for another year. I assumed he didn't graduate or something happened. I was excited for him from the videos online.
  16. Looking forward to 2019/2020

    I have tried to stay as positive as possible on all members of the team this year, and I know that Clark infuriates at lot of people with how he forced so many shots, but I really think you would have a different opinion of Clark if the bigs had better hands. Clark led the league with 4.3 assists per game (next closest was 3.8) and he probably would have averaged well over 5 had so many balls not gone through the hands of the bigs. Get those guys to strengthen their hands and he doesn't force as many bad shots and gets more assists.
  17. Aussies - ESPN

    From the beginning of the season:
  18. Aussies - ESPN

    Lol was just about to post this...
  19. Awards

    Healy is about to lose this one to sessoms as well. Everyone vote early and often. Not sure when it closes... https://americaeast.com/sports/2019/3/7/mbbfanschoice2019.aspx
  20. Bigs take time to develop. At his size, he would have gone much higher if he was ready to contribute big minutes as a freshman. He will develop a little each year, and hopefully he will be ready to really contribute big time his Junior season.
  21. Blocks per minute played, only counting conference play, all players with at least 10 blocks in conference action: Edit: Not sure why one of the cells pasted with a highlight. Very Strange. Rk Player Class Pos School G MP BLK BLK/GM BLK/Min 1 Jeff Otchere SO C Stony Brook 16 283 41 2.563 0.145 2 Malachi De Sousa FR F Albany (NY) 14 211 17 1.214 0.081 3 Samuel Dingba SR F Vermont 16 240 17 1.063 0.071 4 Anthony Lamb JR F Vermont 14 417 21 1.500 0.050 5 Sam Schwietz JR F Maryland-Baltimore County 14 205 10 0.714 0.049 6 Chancellor Barnard SR F Binghamton 16 492 22 1.375 0.045 7 Isaiah White JR G Maine 15 492 15 1.000 0.030 8 Caleb Stewart SR F Binghamton 16 559 17 1.063 0.030 9 George Blagojevic SR F Hartford 16 528 16 1.000 0.030 10 Josh Gantz SR G Massachusetts-Lowell 16 560 13 0.813 0.023 11 John Carroll SR F Hartford 16 509 11 0.688 0.022 12 Adam Lulka FR F Albany (NY) 16 480 10 0.625 0.021
  22. Top 10 Blocks per minute played, players with at least 10 blocks: Rk Player Class Pos School G MP BLK BLK/GM BLK/Min 1 Jeff Otchere SO C Stony Brook 31 552 71 2.290 0.129 2 Calistus Anyichie FR F Binghamton 30 256 19 0.633 0.074 3 Anthony Lamb JR F Vermont 28 870 56 2.000 0.064 4 Malachi De Sousa FR F Albany (NY) 27 326 19 0.704 0.058 5 Samuel Dingba SR F Vermont 27 374 21 0.778 0.056 6 Caleb Stewart SR F Binghamton 31 970 52 1.677 0.054 7 Chancellor Barnard SR F Binghamton 31 957 47 1.516 0.049 8 Darius Henderson FR F Massachusetts-Lowell 30 343 14 0.467 0.041 9 Jayden Martinez FR F New Hampshire 20 393 15 0.750 0.038 10 Sam Schwietz JR F Maryland-Baltimore County 27 343 12 0.444 0.035
  23. DeSousa is now tied for 10th in the league in blocked shots. Pretty amazing considering how little he played for 2/3s of the season...
  24. Lol, think we posted the same thing at the same time.
  25. Bing announcers seem convinced that Sessoms is the best rookie in the league and already has ROY won.