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vcu70

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But it is not all practice facility money. It's also money going towards upgrades at Eagle Bank Arena Regarding the basketball practice facility, they are basically taking an existing building, putting lipstick on it and calling it the new dedicated practice facility. Below is from the article:

"With the current landscape of budgets and funding, the basketball redesign abides by the university's vision of creativity in using existing resources with respect to cost. The renovation of "Cage Gym" represents a cost savings of approximately $13 million when compared to the establishment of a new stand-alone facility."

Exactly, to save money. We didnt have that option with Franklin Street. Also I think the expensive land purchase is part of the 25 mil we spent.
 

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Exactly, to save money. We didnt have that option with Franklin Street.

From the article:

"The "Cage Gym" in the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC) will undergo a comprehensive, $1-million renovation that will include significant enhancements to the existing space, including the installation of new hardwood courts, new lighting, six basketball goals, video capabilities and George Mason Patriots branding."

The practice facility is only a piece of the $15 million master plan that also covers Eagle Bank Arena. That's a far cry from VCU's BDC or even what fodu built. It's lipstick on a pig.
 

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From the article:

"The "Cage Gym" in the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC) will undergo a comprehensive, $1-million renovation that will include significant enhancements to the existing space, including the installation of new hardwood courts, new lighting, six basketball goals, video capabilities and George Mason Patriots branding."

The practice facility is only a piece of the $15 million master plan that also covers Eagle Bank Arena. That's a far cry from VCU's BDC or even what fodu built. It's lipstick on a pig.
There are some nice looking pigs in this world.:)
 

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They still sukk. They'll always be our Little Step-Brother.
 

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$2.2 million is not running with the big dogs. That's an airplane pet carry on container.

They are are spending 15 million over the next 2 to 3 years. They are enhancing their facilities not completely builying a new complex. Fwiw, they were weighing between buiding a football stadium or new building for humanities and sciences.

They chose the humanities aND sciences as they want invest in being basketball centric program and the best public research institution in the dmv. Sounds alot like us aND certainly a smarter move than odu.
 

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They are are spending 15 million over the next 2 to 3 years. They are enhancing their facilities not completely builying a new complex. Fwiw, they were weighing between buiding a football stadium or new building for humanities and sciences.

They chose the humanities aND sciences as they want invest in being basketball centric program and the best public research institution in the dmv. Sounds alot like us aND certainly a smarter move than odu.
Do they have a hospital? I wasn't aware of it.
 

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A wise investment, nice!

"The "Cage Gym" in the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC) will undergo a comprehensive, $1-million renovation that will include significant enhancements to the existing space, including the installation of new hardwood courts, new lighting, six basketball goals, video capabilities and George Mason Patriots branding.

The 15,000-square foot space will feature a Robbins MVP Hardwood surface that will span the size of two basketball courts, which includes a full center court surrounded with two half courts on both sidelines. Robbins Sport Surfaces supplies hardwood courts for 90 percent of NBA teams' competition and/or training facility floors.

In addition, all of the baskets are replicas of the EagleBank Arena basketball goals used for all home games. A lighting system will replace the existing lighting in the "Cage Gym" that will exceed NCAA recommendations by 25 percent. New Musco Lighting will be installed at EagleBank Arena as well, allowing for an improved game day atmosphere, before the start of the 2017-18 basketball season."

Sounds like it is no more than what VCU did to Franklin Street Gym 10 years ago. Nice to see fmason 10 years behind VCU as a program. On the bright side, they are installing real baskets for the team to practice on. I guess the peach baskets were damaged beyond repair.
 

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Nothing Mason ever does or upgrades will be good for this conference, primarily because they are still a member of this conference.
 

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Yep, we want all the A-10 teams to improve and get their RPIs up but not good enough to beat us tho.:lol:

What's this "we" stuff? Got a little turd in your pocket? Kidding.

Seriously though, Mason can lose every game for all I care.
 

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What's this "we" stuff? Got a little turd in your pocket? Kidding.

Seriously though, Mason can lose every game for all I care.
All of us that want what's best for VCU wants the rest of the conference to do better.....We are not going anywhere soon
 
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