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    The Season

    This is a bad call. In my opinion, it is a money grab move -plain and simple. We are putting 7000 people, side by side. We are allowing concessions. We know darn well people will be coming to the Stu after aggregating at pre-game spots. imo, VCU missed its goal of selling season tickets so to...
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    The Season

    You are correct. My original post was wrong. I was working off memory, which was clearly not working. When Sharp spoke of adopting technology slowly, that was a tenet passed on by Wurtzel that Sharp agreed with. Sharps was only CEO and Chair. He didnt have any hand in the founding of CC. There...
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    The Season

    Jim Collins 1990's best selling book "Good to Great" listed Circuit City as a Great company. As we know around 2007 Circuit City went bankrupt. That prompted the former chairman and CEO Richard Sharp to write a book "Good to Great to Gone". Richard Sharp (and his father who founded it) divested...
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    Big East Expansion?

    I have no idea. But i watched it before. BC leaving years ago was bizarre as were other moves within the conference. Yes, you are correct that times are different. We do not stand a chance as of today based on your accurate reasoning. But I do not think the Big East is as committed to a...
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    Big East Expansion?

    I think that is the Big East's gameplan now as they just came out of recent reboot a few years ago. The Big East is currently spoiled by choice. Many good programs competing for a few spots. It's a great place to be. But it wont last. It never does. Watch what happens when 1 or 2 marquis names...
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    Big East Expansion?

    I lived in the Syracuse area till I came to VCU in 1986. I followed Big East basketball since its inception. The one and only rule the Big East has ever had in selecting teams during expansion is that there are no rules. Ask South Florida, ND basketball only, Louisville, Cinn, Rugters, WVU...
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    Big East Expansion?

    Disney, although facing headwinds with the prolonged pandemic, is fine imo. ESPN is the one with the problems. DIS stock jumped 3% on a down market day earlier this month when rumors were swirling that DIS might be dumping ESPN. Bloated infrastrucure, channel conflict within the family, poor...
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    Big East Expansion?

    ESPN, like the mighty dinosaurs, is having its last roar at the comet as it streaks across the sky, before they become extinct.
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    Bones Hyland - NBA Thread

    Prices will drop. NIL is going to create competition amongst fans for apparrell that supports the teams and players they like. Bones and whoever is doing this with him, will find the correct price point -I imagine somewhere around $20 or so.
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    Staff Shaka to Marquette (#DoneDeal)

    I am working on a 21st century re-boot of the story where instead of using Won Ton and soup, we use @AlienAiden and Hibbs.
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    Staff Shaka to Marquette (#DoneDeal)

    VCU may not have had the academic pedigree SS and Maya wanted. Richmond may not have had cultural attractions other cities have or be as close to his home. But the VCU program was a near perfect fit for SS for him to succeed as a coach. I think he will search for the remainder of his career to...
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    The Season

    You didnt hijack it. This wasn't a bad thread. But these threads can turn on a dime. And when they do, it sort of sucks the life out of this place. Plus I always like telling that story. its a testament to how being nice in random and anonymous ways can make a difference we are not aware of.
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    The Season

    About 15 years ago I read an article in the New Yorker that sticks with me to this day. The article was titled "Jumpers." I thought it would be an article of the 911 WTC people that jumped to there deaths. Instead it took an in-depth look at those who committed suicide (and those who tried to...
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    The Future of the A10 from a Scheduling Perspective

    Degree or not, Ryan's way of handling the money issue via social media left Ed with very few options. If Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates wanted to teach here in a full time capacity for $100K per year, I think you would see how flexible the University and the state become with the degree requirement.
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    The Season

    AD sent out an email this week to donors that do charter trips with the team. As of now, there will be no vaccine mandate at the Stu. Any travelling with the team will require a mask.
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    For Funsies: Conference Reallignment/Creation

    It will happen -at least at public universities and colleges. Higher education is a bubble that is unaffordable for most. The federal government can help, but it is only part of the solution. The only programs that remain will be ones that create revenue or break even. We have all seen it...
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    The Future of the A10 from a Scheduling Perspective

    I think Ed has burned a bridge or 2, but he has built plenty more than he has burned. He also played an important role in everything that has been accomplished for almost a decade. It wasn't all Shaka. And that is not a dig at Shaka. It was a complete effort by staff, players, coaches, fans and...
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    21-22 Opponent Tracking Thread

    You can say that again.
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    Players Ooof. Now Jarren (again)

    I think our on court intensity has been higher than most other teams since Grant (and especially SS). That kind of intensity we have isn't the result of a good pre-game pep talk. We have a culture of giving 110% at all times. This is unfortunate and I feel very badly for these kids. But it is...
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    The Season

    Or be able to walk without crutches. :D
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