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dslyank

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2 hours ago, B9j2j6s said:

How much do we need to reach SBU?  Why are they so much further ahead?  

Probably more alums in the NYC area making bank and donating. 

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11 hours ago, B9j2j6s said:

How much do we need to reach SBU?  Why are they so much further ahead?  

They might be ahead in $, but we are pro sports town here. People do not care about SBU on the island. 

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Maybe you should ask Hofstra, Delaware and Drexel about how happy they are with the caa. All moved to the caa in 2001. Drexel either never had football or gave it up at the move? Hofstra gave up football completely (2010 ish). Delaware has had some success in caa football, but they have been a "football" school  for years. Now, look at he other money sport Men's Basketball. Pretty sure UA has more ncaa appearance since 2001 than those 3 schools combined {maybe Drexel has a few not sure.} Without doing any research, I would bet the UA women also have more ncaa appearance than those three combined. How about the fastest growing sport in the country Lacrosse. UA absolutely has MORE ncaa appearances than those three schools combined and certainly more first round victories than all 3 combined.

JUST SAYING. Those of you looking to get out of the AmEast and who supported the jump to the caa are CERTAINLY ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINIONS: but sometimes be careful what you wish for. Now, I've supported UA athletics since club and DIII days, and have yearned for DI and beyond; but IMHO the caa is NOT the answer. And for those who say they rather lose in the caa than win in the nec; NO OFFENSE, but that is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

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1 hour ago, dslyank said:

And for those who say they rather lose in the caa than win in the nec; NO OFFENSE, but that is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

I never said I would rather lose in the CAA than win in the NEC.  Who says we have to continue to lose in the CAA?  If we recruit and coach well, we can absolutely win in the CAA. I know one year we were close to the playoffs and I think a second time we were close as well and that in the first five years of being in the CAA. Get someone good to run this program and we can be a winner in the CAA.

As for the other sports, several sports have been nationally ranked over the years. Do you think they wouldn't be nationally ranked if we were all in the CAA?  

 

1 hour ago, dslyank said:

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BIG PUPLE FANS. Just to lighten things up a bit.

LOL!

 

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17 hours ago, Eli said:

CAA in all sports would be something. One day I do think we'll get there. 

Wasn't that opportunity available under McElroy?  Or did I misunderstand the scuttlebutt? 

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5 hours ago, kikuria said:

Wasn't that opportunity available under McElroy?  Or did I misunderstand the scuttlebutt? 

Opportunity was there - the money and support of the president was not

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12 hours ago, sarge965 said:

Opportunity was there - the money and support of the president was not

Ugghh. When the President supports something the money is always there. And when s/he doesn't, it never is.  

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I would say that's too simplistic.  The president may support it, if and when the money is there.

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On 11/4/2018 at 10:02 PM, B9j2j6s said:

How much do we need to reach SBU?  Why are they so much further ahead?  

They also got state $$ for infrastructure before the bottom fell out in 2008.  UAlbany had to make it work with bonding, etc ... Being last in line was a self-inflicted wound as there always  seemed to be some upheaval in campus leadership.

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On 11/6/2018 at 4:56 PM, alum73 said:

I would say that's too simplistic.  The president may support it, if and when the money is there.

It's simplistic but I don't think "too" simplistic.  Money is allocated to priorities. If the president makes it a priority the money that is available gets channeled accordingly (to the degree possible.)  If the money has to be raised,  it has to be a priority in order for a Development Office to focus on it.  For our purposes, I would distinguish between priority and wish list.  People fund priorities.  They hope someone funds a wish list.

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3 hours ago, kikuria said:

It's simplistic but I don't think "too" simplistic.  Money is allocated to priorities. If the president makes it a priority the money that is available gets channeled accordingly (to the degree possible.)  If the money has to be raised,  it has to be a priority in order for a Development Office to focus on it.  For our purposes, I would distinguish between priority and wish list.  People fund priorities.  They hope someone funds a wish list.

I agree, but Athletics does not usually bubble to the top of that list.  

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Reason SB has money is because the guy on the name of their football stadium...LaValle. the dude was practically SB's piggy bank in the NY Gov't for years. He would always find a way to sneak extra money into education funding for pet projects. I will state that 60-70% of the reason SB has those facilities is because of him.

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8 hours ago, GreatDanes06 said:

Reason SB has money is because the guy on the name of their football stadium...LaValle. the dude was practically SB's piggy bank in the NY Gov't for years. He would always find a way to sneak extra money into education funding for pet projects. I will state that 60-70% of the reason SB has those facilities is because of him.

It may be higher than that %%

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