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Eli

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  1. 1 hour ago, dslyank said:

    Received an email today from Justin that he is leaving UA June 10th. For those who do not know Justin, he was the Associate Director of Annual Giving. He was always a voice of reason and was always very responsive to questions or issues presented to him.  He was always respectful to fans and donors and IMHO will be GREATLY missed. He always went to bat for fans, often battling others in the Athletic Administration in support of the everyday fan.  
    On a personal note, my name would Not be on the plaque dedicating the new football stadium ( it was not Casey then) if not for Justin Brown. 

    Agreed. This is a loss for the athletic department. He was the only person there I could count on to be responsive/receptive when contacted. Nate Mason too.

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  2. Updated per VC:

    UAlbany Men's Roster 2024-2025					
    					
    Name			Position	Height	Weight	Year	Status
    Tairi Ketner		PF		6'7"	263	Sr.	Returning
    Jonathan Beagle		PF		6'9"	220	Jr.	Returning
    Justin Neely		SF		6'5"	205	Sr.	Returning
    Aaron Reddish		SF		6'7"	185	Sr.	Returning
    Ny'Mire Little		SG		6'4"	203	Sr.	Returning
    Marcus Jackson		SG		6'3"	180	Jr.	Returning
    Will Amica		PG		6'0"	160	Sr.	Returning
    Malik Edmead		PG		5'10"	165	Sr.	Returning
    Free Scholarship					
    Free Scholarship					
    Free Scholarship					
    Free Scholarship					
    Free Scholarship					
    					
    					
    Possible Signings	Position	Height	Weight	Year	Status
    Jayden Williams		PF		6'9"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Jason Schofield		PF		6'8"	205	Fr.	Offered
    Touari 'Duece' Ketner	SF		6'7"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Myles Mucius		SF		6'6"	180	Fr.	Offered
    Armaan Benitez		SG		6'3"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Justin Menard		PG		6'3"	170	Fr.	Offered
    Jalil Bethea		PG		6'0"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    
    					
    Possible Departures	Reason				
    
    					
    Departures		Reason				
    Sarju Patel		Graduated				
    Japannah Kellogg III	Graduated				
    Gerarld Drumgoole, Jr	Graduated				
    Sam Shafer		Graduated				
    Trey Hutcheson		Graduated	

     

  3. Updated per VC:

    UAlbany Men's Roster 2023-2024					
    					
    Name			Position	Height	Weight	Year	Status
    Japannah Kellogg III	PF		6'8"	190	Sr.	Returning
    Trey Hutcheson		PF		6'5"	195	Sr.	Returning
    Tairi Ketner		PF		6'7"	263	Jr.	Returning
    Jonathan Beagle		PF		6'9"	220	So.	Returning
    Aaron Reddish		SF		6'7"	185	Jr.	Returning
    Justin Neely		SF		6'5"	205	Jr.	Returning
    Sam Shafer		SG		6'6"	190	RSr.	Returning
    Gerald Drumgoole, Jr	SG		6'5"	200	Sr.	Returning
    Sarju Patel		SG		6'3"	170	Sr.	Returning
    Ny'Mire Little		SG		6'4"	203	Jr.	Returning
    Marcus Jackson		SG		6'3"	180	So.	Returning
    Will Amica		PG		6'0"	160	Jr.	Returning
    Malik Edmead		PG		5'10"	165	Jr.	Returning
    					
    					
    Possible Signings	Position	Height	Weight	Year	Status
    Thomas Haugh		PF		6'9"	200	Fr.	Offered
    Augustus Gerhart	PF		6'9"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Jack Margoupis		SF		6'8"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Peyton Smith		SF		6'7"	220	Fr.	Offered
    Matt Mayock		SF		6'6"	190	Fr.	Offered
    Anthony Finkley		SF		6'6"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Joe Nugent		SF		6'6"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Cornelius Robinson	SF		6'6"	220	Fr.	Offered
    Horace Simmons		SF		6'6"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Zion Stanford		SF		6'5"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Shane Cercone		SG		6'5"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Cooper Wright		SG		6'5"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Armoni Zeigler		SG		6'5"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Bangaly Berete		SG		6'4"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Jayden Ndjigue		SG		6'4"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Miles Rose		SG		6'3"	160	Fr.	Offered
    Damani Barley		PG		6'5"	155	Fr.	Offered
    Zane Adnan		PG		6'2"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Seyphon Triplett	PG		6'1"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Malik Olafioye		PG		6'0"	155	Fr.	Offered
    DeMajh Salisbery	PG		6'0"	165	Fr.	Offered
    Jordan Clayton		PG		6'0"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    Darryl Simmons II	PG		5'8"	TBD	Fr.	Offered
    					
    					
    Possible Departures	Reason				
    					
    					
    Departures	Reason					
    Da'Kquan Davis	Graduated

     

  4. Latest list, not sure if 100% accurate but done according to VC. Right now, we are at 14 total players.

    UAlbany Men's Roster 2022-2023					
    					
    Name			Position	Height	Weight	Year		Status
    Trey Hutcheson		PF		6'5"	195	Jr.		Returning
    Japannah Kellogg III	PF		6'8"	190	Jr.		Incoming
    Tairi Ketner		PF		6'7"	263	So.		Returning
    Jonathan Beagle		PF		6'9"	220	Fr.		Incoming
    Justin Neely		SF		6'5"	205	So.		Returning
    Aaron Reddish		SF		6'7"	185	So.		Returning
    Sarju Patel		SG		6'3"	170	Jr.		Incoming
    Gerald Drumgoole, Jr	SG		6'5"	200	Jr.		Returning
    Sam Shafer		SG		6'6"	190	RJr.		Returning
    Ny'Mire Little		SG		6'4"	203	So.		Returning
    Marcus Jackson		SG		6'3"	180	Fr.		Incoming
    Da'Kquan Davis		PG		6'1"	180	Sr.		Incoming
    Will Amica		PG		6'0"	160	So.		Returning
    Malik Edmead		PG		5'10"	165	So.		Incoming
    					
    					
    Possible Signings	Position	Height	Weight	Year	Status
    Charlie Randall		C		7'0"	195	Fr.	Offered
    Gavin Walsh		SF		6'7"	205	Fr.	Offered
    Jeffrey Brazziel	SF		6'5"	170	Fr.	Offered
    =======================================================================================
    Matt Filipowski		C		6'10"	215	Fr.	Harvard
    Danny Wolf		PF		6'10"	220	Fr.	Yale
    Andrew Akuchie		PF		6'8"	195	Fr.	Rice
    Gabe Moss		PF		6'8"	210	Fr.	Delaware
    Dominick Campbell	PF		6'8"	235	Fr.	Notre Dame
    Barry Evans		SF		6'7"	198	Fr.	St. Bonaventure
    Michael Rogan		SF		6'7"	195	Fr.	Fairfield
    Brendan Coyle		SF		6'6"	200	Fr.	Siena
    Amarri Tice		SF		6'5"	205	Fr.	Wofford
    Daniel Skillings	SG		6'6"	TBD	Fr.	Cincinatti
    Brenden Moss		SG		6'5"	TBD	Fr.	Kent State
    A.J. Lesburt		SG		6'5"	190	Fr.	Brown
    Jameel Brown		SG		6'4"	170	Fr.	Penn State
    Shane Lancaster		SG		6'4"	190	Fr.	Niagara
    Khalil Farmer		SG		6'3"	180	Fr.	Hofstra
    Jamar Franklin		PG		6'2"	165	Fr.	South Alabama
    Tyrese Elliott		PG		6'2"	171	Fr.	North Carolina A&T
    Justin Moore		PG		6'1"	160	Fr.	Drexel
    
    					
    Possible Departures	Reason				
    					
    					
    Departures	Reason				
    Luke Fizulich	Transferred				
    Jamel Horton	Transferred				
    Paul Newman	Graduated				
    De'Vondre Perry	Graduated				
    Matt Cerruti	Graduated				
    Chuck Champion	Graduated				
    Jarvis Doles	Transferred to UMBC

     

  5. Just now, jimbo said:

    Is that where Milne used to play? I saw a sectional class A vs B game there in the late 60s between Ravena and Phillip Schuyler. Four big men (for the day), including Curtis Blackmore from Ravena, who set all kinds of records at UB. I was there to watch my HS team play Milne in a C vs D game.

     

    Woooooo! Ravena! Brings back fond memories (graduated from there). 

  6. 6 hours ago, Dane96 said:

    Looks like the announcement was pulled off the website?

    Link still works for me. I downloaded it as a PDF for posterity but struggling with uploading it right now as my internet connection in the Maldives ain't so hot. 

    Edit: can't attach since the file size limit on BPF is like 52kb. See if this link works: (link removed as it's not needed) 

  7. 9 hours ago, alum73 said:

    You're starting to sound like a guy who orders toast in the breadline.

    I've stood in those in the former Soviet Union 😅. I didn't know what toast was back then cause 1) we probably didn't have a toaster and 2) I was like 5 lol. 

    Definitely hope someone can provide a report, really curious how our running backs and QBs look. And actually receiving crew as well for that matter. 

  8. Really? A Sunday? At 10:30am? When many are in church?

    Doesn't impact me but how many ways is the Athletic Department going to find to LIMIT fans abilities to see events for our sports programs? Whether it is high pricing for parking which when added together with the concessions and ticket costs for a family of 4-5 no longer makes attending worth it, scheduling events on weird days/at weird times...you can ALWAYS count on the AD to find a way to screw it up. We've had numerous 'butts in seats' threads on here and seems like the AD is dead set on doing the exact opposite. Hilarious.

    This should be on a Saturday afternoon. ALWAYS. If you're going to make it Sunday, at least do it at like 2 or 3PM.

    Football Gearing Up for Annual Spring Game - University at Albany Great Danes (ualbanysports.com)

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    ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany football program heads into the weekend preparing for its annual Spring Game. The event is set to take place this Sunday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Casey Stadium.
     
    The game is free and open to the public, giving fans the opportunity to get an early look at the 2022 Great Danes. The offense is set to be dressed in purple, the defense in white.

     

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  9. 1 hour ago, dslyank said:

    Agree 100%. Interesting to note that parking @ the uptown campus has/had been an issue since day one. In Edward Durrell Stone's initial design plans, ALL parking was to be underground. Dutch Lot and State as I recall were to be temporary only while additional funds for parking were obtained. I lived and worked at Colonial Quad from 1968 to 1970 with no parking other than an unauthorized dirt lot approximately adjacent to the current Colonial lot and whenever my boss at the Colonial Kitchen took pity on me & another friend and let us park at a small lot by the loading dock. As I recall, Colonial was paved after a protracted law suit with Edward Durrell was finally resolved. While my memory and facts maybe a little hazy and I certainly had/have no idea how the contractual issue over parking with Stone was resolved, the basic of the story is true.

    Seems typical for state run stuff or overall government stuff. Wasn't the Thruway supposed to have tolls only until it paid for itself and then they'd be removed? As least they got rid of the traffic clogging tool booths finally.

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  10. 8 hours ago, UA1882 said:

    Plus I hope Albany does not get cute and raise prices.  If anything they should lower prices, get people in the door,  have a good time,  and raise them gradually. But I have no confidence that will happen.  

    This is the key right here folks.

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  11. 3 hours ago, McFan said:

    And simply move the people scanning the tickets into the driveway a bit.  This would allow traffic to flow for those needing to get to Dutch and make left turns into the lot more feasible.

    This stuff is so easy.

    They used to do that at the Western Ave. entrance anyway. You'd be greeted by a 'filterer' before you even got onto the loop...if you had passes you went left. If you didn't, you went right and drove all the way around campus (by Collins Circle, etc.) and then came around near Dutch.

    Then they stopped doing it and started doing it at the entrance to the SEFCU lot, which, as you stated for the Dutch lot resulted in traffic galore.

    Seriously. This stuff is so easy.

    (This was prior to COVID - not sure how it was last season)

  12. 3 hours ago, UA1882 said:

    It's all rumors but I am hearing from people that Albany is talking to the CAA. What that means I don't know. All rumors of course but I am hearing that there are at least talks going on.  I have to think the Sefcu was a part of this.  

    Being a message board if I hear something I try to let people know . Could be nothing , could be something.  

    It's something...

  13. 8 hours ago, UAalum72 said:

    Is there anything in there about the outside of the arena, any changes to ticketing and entrance from the SEFCU parking lot? And specifically handicap access into the arena. Currently if you park in the SEFCU lot you have to go down six steps and then thru the doors for your ticket scan. Or if you go to the handicap parking west of the PE building you have to push a wheelchair up a 120-foot ramp to the main entrance (or hold it against ice/snow downhill when leaving.) 

    When the then-RACC was built my wife asked about access, the answer she got pissed her off against AD Bill Moore for a lifetime (Irish Alzheimer's - forget everything except grudges). Too late for her now, but if there's a way to improve ADA compliance it should be done now so you can amortize the financing over the life of the arena instead of something tacked on later at extra cost,

    Lack of ticketing on the lot side was certainly a gripe of mine too when bringing friends.

  14. 1 hour ago, Eli said:

    Recap thus far:

    • Plans: UAlbany P-1101 Rehabilitate SEFCU Arena - Bldg. 105 :: Plans :: Dataflow Online Planroom (nyplanroom.com)
    • Bid Date: 4/26/22
    • Construction Start: 9/22
    • Construction Completion: 11/23
    • SEFCU Closed During Reno: Yes
    • Cost: $11M for Phase 1
    • Capacity: 3,501 w/o floor seats | 3,767 w/ floor seats | 4,663 w/ additional floor seats for concerts (graduations?) | 9,706 total capacity allowed
    • Locker Rooms: New for Men and Women, will contain film rooms and have a players lounge with touch screen system built in for analysis/game planning in each one
      • Locke Rooms will be set up like a mini dorm in a sense, with sink with disposal, refrigerator, cabinets, etc.
    • Seats: Purple, 18" Wide and 10" Deep, furthest seat will be 21'6" from the floor -https://www.husseyseating.com/content/MXP/HSC-CourtSide-XC10-2.pdf
    • Aisles: Will have lights
    • Field Cart Storage
    • Capital Club & Concourse Bar in both NW and NE corners on Mezzanine level
    • Can be used for volleyball matches
    • Paint colors in the arena and locker areas will include: Roycroft Pewter (darker gray); inkwell (really dark gray); Nebulous White; Gris Morado (almost a lavender look); UA Purple; 
    • Ton of new cabling and AV wiring. New speakers. New Broadcast wiring and capacities.  New lighting, including broadcast lighting for HD. 

    Updated with a few more details that D96 gleaned from the RFP.

  15. Hopefully the quality is better now. I had to manually screenshot multiple segments and splice by hand in Photoshop otherwise upon zooming in most stuff was not legible. Click on the images or open them in a different tab to zoom in.

     

    Arena Floor:

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    Capital Club NE:

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    Capital Club:

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    Locker room detail:

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    Lockers:

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    Lockers, Film Room, Player's lounge:

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    Logos:

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    Seat distance to floor:

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    Seating Layout:

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