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UA66

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  1. Not sure I would put Bob Adams in that category. I've seen him ref many UA games over many,many years and he has been quite fair for the most part. However, I would move Laubenstein into a tie for #1 with Hughes. They are by far the worst I have seen at any level, even far worse than any ref for the youth leagues I coached in.
  2. Jimbo, I was at that game and remember it pretty much as you recalled. I believe we were not favored as Alfred was an established program with a good track record. I think that may also have been the game where torrential rains began to fall after we had that 7-6 lead. Neither team could do much after that but we (fans) held our collective breaths until the final whistle.
  3. "Albany is currently FIFTH in the country in average attendance...." Hmmm, shouldn't all of our lacrosse games against LLC be at Fallon Field since our ave. attendance is 2,446 and theirs is only 479. Besides, their arena only holds 1000.....can't fit in all the fans that would want to attend. I think we've heard this argument before but in a different context. Sorry, couldn't pass up the opportunity for a little sarcasm.
  4. Better have a hanky or tissue at hand when you read Peter's article in the Post. If that doesn't move you, nothing will. What a passionate, articulate, and caring human being! They don't come any better.
  5. It's probably a crime scene. Click, where were you between the hours of 5 and 7 a.m. this morning?
  6. Their real news team does a good job, as does their weather man.
  7. "like the TU clearly is with Siena" and not to mention Dougie Sherman of Channel 6 News who has at least one Siena story every night, ranging from which player has an ingrown toenail to who lost their hair gel.
  8. Couldn't agree with you more danefan. I've been watching UA football since its inception and can't recall a more disappointing team than this one. Besides a horrendous season, I worry about the impact such a record may have on future recruiting. It is painful to watch this team.
  9. It's been a long time since I last added anything to this Forum. Didn't have much to say, but I was starting to get very annoyed with this discussion about name change. I was about to write when Dane Pound posted his comment. He expressed my sentiments exactly. It's not the name that makes one's reputation, it's what you do on the playing fields, courts and tracks. UAlbany is doing pretty well in that department considering the relatively short time they have been in D1. I like the name UAlbany Great Danes. Keep it! And for those who think people don't know where Albany is I'll relate this brief story. I was on the tiny Pacific island of Guam a few years ago visiting my son who was in the Navy. One evening we went to the local farmer's market; I was wearing my UAlbany t-shirt - no mention of New York on it. I stopped at one of the vendors, a native Chimorran. He glanced at my t-shirt and asked, "You're from New York?"
  10. Is Megan Craig injured or just riding the bench?
  11. I think he is just trying to do too much instead of letting the game come to him. It's a cliche but it seems appropriate in Tim's case.
  12. How much more proof do you really need. You know the type of student that gets into that school. As far as I know it has been the same type of student over the last 100 years. So what type of fan base would you expect out of alumni and some people who wanted to go there and couldn't get accepted. "...some people who wanted to go there and couldn't get accepted." You lost me there, Bob. Things must have changed. At one time the only admission standards were: the body had to be warm and the wallet full.
  13. I concur with that sentiment. I don't object to anyone expressing an opinion but Doggy sounds like a broken record. It's the same comment repeated over and over and over and over. Frankly, that act has gone beyond tedium. You've got something to say, then say it and move on. As the old saying goes: "Crap and then get off the pot."
  14. Tough to compare in week 1 because so many teams played at FBS schools. Montana probably led at home though, with 25,000+. Old Dominion had around 20,000 too for their first ever football game (in the modern era that is) GSU is one of the top attendance schools year in and year out. GSU, App State, Delaware and Montana are generally the attendance leaders in FCS, along with some of the HBCU of the SWAC (Southern, Grambling, etc..) that have huge and intense alumni support. Old Dominion will end up in the top 10 this year as they have something like 15,000 season ticket holders for their first year of play. Amazing really. Amazing picture....where did they get the stadium? Is this new or something they've had on campus for some time? Its been there for a long long time. This is what it looked like before they dropped $20 million in it this year. My son lives a block away from the stadium and ODU campus. I was there two weeks ago and got a look at the stadium. It was an old stadium used for high school football, concerts, and I believe "minor" league football. The total improvements were about $35 million if you include the new parking garage seen in the upper part of danefan's pic. During the week the garage is used for faculty, staff, and student parking. Gamedays it is used only for game parking. The PA and scoreboard (with giant LCD screen) alone were $2.5 million. There are 26 luxury boxes; 12 are going for $25,000 per year and 14 for $20,000 per year. Add it up; that's a nice piece of change. Overall, their athletic facilities rival that of most upper echelon D1 schools. For example, their baseball and soccer stadiums are far superior to those at U of Maryland. In fact, their soccer stadium is better than any facility we have. As I walked around campus looking at their facilities I drooled with envy and tried to imagine what it would be like if we had those facilities. BTW, The last time ODU fielded a football team was 70 years ago.
  15. Tough to compare in week 1 because so many teams played at FBS schools. Montana probably led at home though, with 25,000+. Old Dominion had around 20,000 too for their first ever football game (in the modern era that is) GSU is one of the top attendance schools year in and year out. GSU, App State, Delaware and Montana are generally the attendance leaders in FCS, along with some of the HBCU of the SWAC (Southern, Grambling, etc..) that have huge and intense alumni support. Old Dominion will end up in the top 10 this year as they have something like 15,000 season ticket holders for their first year of play. Amazing really. Amazing picture....where did they get the stadium? Is this new or something they've had on campus for some time? Its been there for a long long time. This is what it looked like before they dropped $20 million in it this year.
  16. Congratulations to these and all of our track and field athletes. It is simply amazing what they have accomplished often in anonymity in such a short period of time as a D1 program. They have routinely beaten some of the best known and long established programs in the country.
  17. Kudos to Leah McIntosh for making Faces In The Crowd in this week's Sports Illustrated.
  18. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is amazing, and, yes, very, very impressive. That outcome should be front page sports section of the TU.
  19. Two thoughts: 1. There has always been confusion on the AE Forum about the BUs. There really isn't since there is BU as in Boston University and there is BUTT as in Binghamton University of Thugs and Thieves. @. With regard to the oft Bing fan reference to UA as "Safety School", let's see, Mayben can't make the grade at his old high school and gets kicked out, can't meet the academic threshhold for Syracuse (not exactly noted for selectivity when it comes to the intellect of basketball recruits), and can't hack the academics at UMass. Still he is making the grade at BUTT. I guess that makes BUTT the safety school for guys that can't make it at any of the aforementioned schools.
  20. I don't think there is anything contradictory in the Singelais Blog and your thoughtful and objective analysis. You got it right. As far as Will Harris' health, it's all relative. We have been told that he has tendonitis in his knee and that's got to put a strain on him and perhaps tire him more readily. Your analysis is far more rational and objective than some of the crap written by some responders on the Singelais blog.
  21. Some of you may find this both interesting and disconcerting: http://www.rr.com/home/home/article/447326..._target_of_suit If she gets the job I hope there are no repercussions for UA.
  22. Thanks. Freezing rain here too, but gonna give it a shot.
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