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Everything posted by kreed5120

  1. Light years ahead of us isn't saying much. You could probably put 120 FBS and half a dozen or so FCS schools in that category... 6 of those wins were against Hampton (FCS), New Mexico (2-10), NMSU 2X (2-10), UMASS (1-11), and Maine (FCS). Their 18 point win over Buffalo was impressive, but that's it. Reality of the situation is they can continue to throw all they money they want at FBS, but they will never reach the level of a BYU, Boise St, or Cincy. They will always be a Sunbelt, C-USA, MAC caliber team.
  2. You also have to factor in roster size. The NBA has 15 man rosters and the NHL has 20 man rosters. An FBS school between scholarship and walk-ons would be like 100. Part of why I feel the NFL will have trouble containing it.
  3. UConn really had no choice. Pretty much everyone cancelled their non-conference games. UConn doesn't play in a conference so there aren't really many teams they could play
  4. I took much criticism on this board when I stated this would be an issue for them 18 months ago. With the newest civil rights movement making more people woke things will only get worse for them. Just one month or so ago I saw a 5* basketball recruit commit to Howard. Players are going to play where they feel wanted and respected.
  5. That's not practical for the NFL as no city has enough stadiums to host all the games. LA probably has the most usable fields at 4 (Rose Bowl, Sofi Stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park, and Banc of California Stadium). That's just not going to be enough
  6. I took women's studies to fill a humanities need. I didn't get much out of it. The same as most off my other gen-eds. This is a bit off topic, but I really wish they would reduce the 128 credit hours for a degree to something more like 115-120. This would allow more students the ability to graduate on time and save a semester or so on tuition costs.
  7. Personally for me it's not a issue that the athletic runs in the red as I feel it does offer some benefits that are hard to monetize. What's concerning to me is how large that deficit has grown. It would be much easier to defend sports at Akron if it was running at a $10 million deficit instead of a $27 million or whatever it is currently.
  8. I highly doubt any player that refused to play because of the risk of covid would lose his scholarship. Can you imagine the crap storm of bad PR any university would take if they did that?
  9. Below are some of the objectives of college athletics. - Marketing tool for the university - Enhances the "college experience" - Way to keep alumni engaged with the university - Helps mold athletes into leaders - In the case of the elite 20 or so P5 schools, a way to print money for the school
  10. Unless someone has a time machine to go back 12 years to prevent the construction of Infocision it's a waste of time dwelling on by both us and this committee. Like it or not we have it and are going to be forced to make debt payments on it for the next 20 or so years
  11. After posting this I saw in another thread that the Blue Jays are playing games in Buffalo. I would have thought that would cause the same issue as New York has 14 or so states on their list, but maybe not
  12. Considering how New York has a mandate that anyone from Ohio who visits New York has to self quarantine for 14 days and Buffalo plays in a division with 5 other Ohio schools, I'm not sure how that makes a season feasible.
  13. If Clemson was willing to pay Akron something in the neighborhood of $1.2 million, between ticket sales, concessions, parking, tv rights, etc. they were making $5+ million from this game. Not having these games hurts everyone. It just hurts schools like Akron more because once this all ends Clemson football will be able to return to printing money, meanwhile, Akron is forced to absorb the cost.
  14. I don't have a problem with the university cutting cross country as a means to reduce the deficit. I just wish they would be straight forward on how much money it actually is saving them. From there if boosters are willing to step up to endow the program, give them a chance. I just wonder where all these supposed boosters have been the past 2 years when we really needed to fundraise money for a new outdoor track
  15. I was in greek life and I'm pretty sure some of those Wednesday night intramural games at Infocision had more fans than a few of those midweek November games.
  16. You don't have to worry about that. Infocision has been practicing social distancing at games since 2009.
  17. What I was more so getting at is I can't imagine Groce would recruit someone that would have little to no chance of staying academically eligible.
  18. I'd say he speaks English. He would quickly become academically ineligible if he didn't.
  19. 300 lb athletes wearing masks that impact breathing in the August/September heat sounds like a heat stroke just waiting to happen
  20. It was a 1 game suspension for who knows what. I wouldn't read too much into it. Now if he had multiple suspensions or was kicked off the team, that would draw some red flags for me.
  21. I'd love to hear the backstory on this one. I wonder how we found him and if he has ever played a down of organized American football in his life.
  22. Regardless of covid, I don't think MLB will have a season. Neither side wants to budge in negotiations.
  23. Excluding transfers and guys who played their high school ball in the states, is he our first international recruit?
  24. Murphy in a prior article quoted an absurdly low figure for the operating expense for the CC team. I'm wanting to say it was something in the neighborhood of $10k, maybe less. The same article if I remember correctly mentioned the CC team had 1.2 scholarships so $10k wouldn't even cover that. I do think the university should have provided some transparency on what the real cost savings was. It certainly had to be more than what Murphy previously mentioned, but at the same time it has to be one of the lowest cost olympic sports.
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