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  1. Nichols is on fire tonight. Game is in second half on ESPN.
  2. How do you know he deserves credit for it? People gave him credit for the Casey donation and the scoreboard until it came to light it wasn't his doing. Just saying...
  3. Lol this thread really has gone derailed. How did this become the butts in their seat thread 2.0. attention span is quite small lol. Look at the shiny thing over here.
  4. They can be also deep pockets who are pro WB and donors to the University as a whole (including non Athletics donors). School wouldn't want to piss those ppl off either. Everything is connected, people are connected... Athletics might want to to be it's own fiefdom but they aren't in a vacuum.
  5. I think he means the President per Sarge's last note, not Benson..(?). I'm sure Pres Rodriguez email, Twitter and phone number are listed on the UA site some place.
  6. Most of the accolades Benson gives himself are not really even "his". Most were done by or ushered by other people in the University for athletics. I think most people know that he is not a coaches AD but an administrative AD. McElroy was a Coaches AD but let the administrative side of the house fall apart. Benson was brought in to be the other side of the spectrum supposedly focusing on fundraising and administrative stuff. He also sold himself as someone who would increase community and fan involvement with the program. However the large fundraising that they have done has actually been the work of Development (schools fundraising arm) not Benson. GDAC is actually under Development and is partially under Athletics (joint venture). Securing the scoreboard funds, the football stadium naming rights were also key things that were done by Development. We have more professional season tickets with pictures. And that's really cool but we no longer see much if any advertising on billboards or TV as we originally did when he first got here. There are also few if none GDAC listening sessions etc. (Because we would all be there to complain I'm sure....) There is also no interaction with fans at the games at GDAC area. They now use money to pay for security to kick us out of a basketball game 5 minutes after it ends. And have yet to tell anyone publicly why they are doing that. Then the whole Gattuso thing.... You have that whole seat debacle with the stadium where they told us we couldn't bring in our seats and then retract a year after when they realized they didn't know what they were doing. (Making up that it was UPD) They also charge for parking which I can tell you no other America East School does and barely any school that I go visit for away basketball games does. I truly can't think of the last non UA college sporting event I went to that charged parking. (And the fact that they jack the price for good games is price gouging..) A lot of unkept promises from when he was hired. And agreed as others have pointed out...infact seems worse in many ways. Especially the operations side ...still as bad as it was under McElroy.. we just are now paying more for bad services (but pretty tickets). Hmm I think we got the short end of the stick..
  7. Another random observation Watching enough games in person at home and the away.. regarding turnovers.. you can see most of them are due to miscommunication rather than steals (well outside of Clark who doesn't protect the ball that well) It seems most the time the players turnover due to not knowing where others are on the court, bobbled balls. Another thing I hope gets better once the team has a year under their belt. Can't underestimate team chemistry and strength training. Time will hopefully help that.
  8. Was their in person and huge defensive credit to Dunn who shut down Cam. Sucks for our team but give credit where it's due.
  9. Defense is also something they don't play or teach in highschool..and it doesn't need to be stated again but maybe it does..most the team is freshman who are learning to understand and learning how to play D for the first time. Looking forward to next season with sophomores with a year under their belt.
  10. It's your GDAC $ probably... Better to use money for that than the stupid security that kicks you out after 5 mins.
  11. I believe they may have stuff on the jumbo tron tonight.. with old footage and pictures. The UA archives YouTube account has a bunch of videos here is one..
  12. Hank needs some hand strength exercise. Can never handle the ball under the hoop.
  13. I've always hated them. So obnoxiously loud and bad. To each their own. 🤐
  14. Clark out? Injured? Edit: Rodger just stated info on him
  15. For one of the games they got stuck so they put the gdac area over there for that one game. Then they kept the gdac area over there during winter break since there weren't any students. And now it seems like they're going to keep it that way since people who donate like that area better. It has its pluses and minuses for example it's good to have students next to the visitors bench as well as the band. And look at the big purple growl you had a ton of students having no place to sit because their seats were gone and they were sitting in season-ticket chair backs and then had to get kicked out every other second. But you know it's all about the money 😉
  16. Correct since Sen. LaValle was the Higher Ed Chair..you know the one the SB Football stadium is named after..... (no longer chair since the Senate flipped)
  17. UMBC beats UVM at Vermont 70-61. Lamb looks to be out with a concussion announced just before the start of the game.
  18. They wouldn't open, they were stuck. So rather than a big empty spot they put GDAC there for the game.
  19. Colonie Booster‏ @ColonieBooster 2h2 hours ago Tickets are available at the door at SUNY SEFCU arena tonight Albany vs Vermont at 7pm. Ask for tickets in the Vermont section 500 to join Colonie fans! Let's go Isaiah - Vermont
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