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Did I hear DK say during the halftime chat with Wyland that the BPG is 12/11 vs Columbia? Isn't BPG almost ALWAYS against Vermont or another top AE team in conference play?

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9 hours ago, Eli said:

Did I hear DK say during the halftime chat with Wyland that the BPG is 12/11 vs Columbia? Isn't BPG almost ALWAYS against Vermont or another top AE team in conference play?

Yes I heard this too. No explanation given????????

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11 hours ago, Eli said:

Did I hear DK say during the halftime chat with Wyland that the BPG is 12/11 vs Columbia? Isn't BPG almost ALWAYS against Vermont or another top AE team in conference play?

What the BLANK!!!  I have never known the BPG not being in early February.... may be just a statement error or confusion over what Roger was asking .... against Columbia .... during finals...no

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19 minutes ago, alum73 said:

The renovation of the PE building will prevent the feast associated with BPG, so it was moved up.

Interesting. Thank you Alum!

But curious, how exactly does it impact it?

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15 hours ago, alum73 said:

The renovation of the PE building will prevent the feast associated with BPG, so it was moved up.

Interesting that something is happening with the renovation program. I recall {probably incorrectly} that it was suppose to be completed by NOW???????

Anyone remember or know what else is ON the renovation program and TIME LINE?????

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Featured Projects 5/26/21

PE building starts page 125 - gym renovation to be finished next summer, pool fill-in in 2023

Athletics Complex pages 152-165

SEFCU

 Enhancements and amenities to greatly improve fan experience
 Rotates court to allow for more arena-like bowl seating
 Various seating options - from bleacher seating to high-end plush seating
 Increases ADA seating availability
 Combination of both fixed and retractable seating to continue to allow for increased floor area for non-gameday activities.
 Current budget estimate is $7.5M but will increase due to new change requests.
 Construction starts still undetermined but anticipate at least 12-month project duration.

AIR STRUCTURE

• Size based on current installation at Utica College (roughly 136,000sf, 4x bigger than former bubble structure)
• Cost estimated at $4-6M depending on amenities
• Would house synthetic turf field (80% reg football field), NCAA-compliant indoor track, other amenities as space allows
• Small ancillary building structure may be included (budget dependent) to house lockers, showers, coaching offices, etc.

SEFCU CORE

 Further design paused at start of CDs until funding becomes available. No further timeline available at this point.
 Estimated construction value to date about $12.5M.
 Design likely to change somewhat pending anticipated changes to Arena and planned changes to PE Phase02.

FOOTBALL BUILDING

 ~25,000 SF
 Includes:
 Football Offices
 Football Locker rooms
 Strength & Conditioning
Schedule: > 10 + Years

 

 

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4 hours ago, UAalum72 said:

Featured Projects 5/26/21

PE building starts page 125 - gym renovation to be finished next summer, pool fill-in in 2023

Athletics Complex pages 152-165

SEFCU

 Enhancements and amenities to greatly improve fan experience
 Rotates court to allow for more arena-like bowl seating
 Various seating options - from bleacher seating to high-end plush seating
 Increases ADA seating availability
 Combination of both fixed and retractable seating to continue to allow for increased floor area for non-gameday activities.
 Current budget estimate is $7.5M but will increase due to new change requests.
 Construction starts still undetermined but anticipate at least 12-month project duration.

AIR STRUCTURE

• Size based on current installation at Utica College (roughly 136,000sf, 4x bigger than former bubble structure)
• Cost estimated at $4-6M depending on amenities
• Would house synthetic turf field (80% reg football field), NCAA-compliant indoor track, other amenities as space allows
• Small ancillary building structure may be included (budget dependent) to house lockers, showers, coaching offices, etc.

SEFCU CORE

 Further design paused at start of CDs until funding becomes available. No further timeline available at this point.
 Estimated construction value to date about $12.5M.
 Design likely to change somewhat pending anticipated changes to Arena and planned changes to PE Phase02.

FOOTBALL BUILDING

 ~25,000 SF
 Includes:
 Football Offices
 Football Locker rooms
 Strength & Conditioning
Schedule: > 10 + Years

 

 

These are contemplated but not budgeted?

 

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4 hours ago, UAalum72 said:

Would house synthetic turf field (80% reg football field),

What is the point of making it 80%. If you cannot make it regulation for football, lacrosse & soccer why build it at all. Serves almost no purpose. I know can practice in it --"sort-off." IMHO if you cannot make it regulation size WHY bother spending the money???????????? Better off spending it elsewhere IMHO.

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18 hours ago, dslyank said:

What is the point of making it 80%. If you cannot make it regulation for football, lacrosse & soccer why build it at all. Serves almost no purpose. I know can practice in it --"sort-off." IMHO if you cannot make it regulation size WHY bother spending the money???????????? Better off spending it elsewhere IMHO.

It’s way bigger than Stony Brook facility, sq footage wise.   Plenty for practice and it will house a fully compliant ncaa track and field setup for indoor meets.   Frees up space in sefcu.  You don’t need a full indoor field, being 36 yards short isn’t going to hurt (including two end zones).  Plenty of D 1 schools don’t have full sized fields 

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4 hours ago, Dane96 said:

It’s way bigger than Stony Brook facility, sq footage wise.   Plenty for practice and it will house a fully compliant ncaa track and field setup for indoor meets.   Frees up space in sefcu.  You don’t need a full indoor field, being 36 yards short isn’t going to hurt (including two end zones).  Plenty of D 1 schools don’t have full sized fields 

I am more concerned about Lacrosse than football. More & more schools in the Northeast & Midwest have or are building indoor lax fields because of the cold & unpredictable weather. Pretty hard to compete against the southern teams when practice begins early January and the season early February. Even late Feb. and March in the Northeast can/is brutal. If UA ever hopes to recruit the talent needed, and get the required work & practice needed, to get back to the final four:  THEY ABSOLUTELY NEED A FULL SIZE INDOOR facility

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Another MBB meet and greet, for season ticket holders only

 

The UAlbany Men's Basketball team is hosting a meet and greet at Mixed Breed Brewing on Wednesday, October 27th from 5-7:30pm. New Head Coach Dwayne Killings will make remarks and introduce the 2021/22 team at 6:30 pm. This is a Season Ticket Holder only event. Maximum 2 guests per Season Ticket Holder account. You must RSVP in order to attend as capacity is limited. No walk ups will be allowed.

Event Details
Location: Mixed Breed Brewing; 457 State Route 146 (suite 6) Guilderland, NY 12085
https://www.mixedbreedbrewing.com/
Time: 5 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $5 per person for Bull & Basil Wood Fired Pizza - Pay at the door

Please RSVP below. We hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

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RODGER’S QUICK TAKE

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When the UAlbany men’s basketball team opens its season on Nov. 9 at SEFCU Arena against Towson, watch out for De’Vondre Perry. Perry is a 6-foot-6 graduate transfer from Temple who has a chance to be the Great Danes’ top player. I don’t usually single out one player, but Perry looked awfully good in the intra-squad scrimmage last Saturday. You could tell he has experience playing at a much higher level. UAlbany coach Dwayne Killings is known as a very good recruiter, and Perry might turn out to be his best this season. Rodger Wyland is the sports director for NewsChannel 13. Listen to him weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on WTMM (104.5 FM, “The Team”).

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