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1970 days of Brad Edwards

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Herndon, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Five Two

    Five Two All-Conference

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  2. Patriot8

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    Move Fordham out of the A10, bring ODU in, move football back to the CAA.
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    "The addition of a women’s volleyball program, set to begin competition in the 2020-21 academic year, will come at an annual cost of $1.2 million a year. The wrestling program, which was eliminated Thursday after 63 years of competition, operated at a cost of about $1 million a year."

    I had no idea these programs cost so much.
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    Scholarships, travel, room and board, equipment, staffs, medical expenses all add up quick.
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    "The study compares ODU’s basketball programs to those at Wichita State, San Diego State and Memphis and recommends continuing to invest in them. The men’s program has an annual expense of $3.348 million, and the women’s program has an annual expense of $2.275 million."

    Memphis spends $9.8 million
    Wichita State $6.3 million
    SDSU: $5.9 million


    GMU: $3.5 million

    I'd say they've got a ways to go to compare themselves to any of those other programs.
  6. Five Two

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    I don't think Title IX cares if a school is over-compliant on scholarships. Men's soccer is only 9.9 scholarships anyway.
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    https://www.espn.com/college-sports...en-soccer-program-amid-widespread-uncertainty:

    "In 2019, according to its most recent NCAA financial report, Cincinnati spent about $68.8 million on athletics. About 43 percent of that money came from "direct institutional support," such as student fees, tuition, tuition waivers and endowments not earmarked specifically for athletics. According to the report, the men's soccer program had operating losses of $726,498."
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    Arent many other sports operating at a similar loss? That's why they are called non-revenue sports? They could of picked any other program. With the explosion of soccer in this country, this seems shortsighted.
  10. p8triotfan4life

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    any conference re-alignment happening these days? I know UCONN moving back to Big East this year...

    only problem with adding ODU is they don't fit the academic profile of the A10.
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    https://odusports.com/news/2019/6/26/211806076.aspx:

    "Minium: AAC unlikely to replace UConn with ODU, but as the University grows, expect that to change in a few years"
  12. Five Two

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    Sure, Rutgers is going to give up all that TV $$$ from the Big Ten Network and others and drop down to the AAC.....The author should be smarter than that.
    Rutgers is probably more competitive in the AAC but college sports isnt about that anymore, its about $$$$. If the Big Ten kicks Rutgers out, thats one thing, but they aren't leaving by choice.
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    I could be biased AF, but Rutgers is now doing everything it can to compete in the Big Ten in both football and basketball. They hired the right football coach, added infrastructure and given Schiano whatever he wants. In addition, theyve added a lot for basketball (brand new facility that is fantastic) and have a great coach in Pikiell.

    Pikiell is a lot like Paulsen in that hes defense minded and taken programs in the dumps and turned them around. The big difference is that Pikiell was on the verge of the NCAAs this year. He has been a little more aggressive with taking in transfers/grad transfers and successful with it.

    If anything Rutgers is improving just about everywhere to meet and exceed everyone else in the Big Ten. They have really upped their game in the last 18 months IMO. It also matters they have the private money that alumni can throw at sports and are willing to throw at sports but thats besides the point.
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    To be clear, this was not the quote that I provided in my post. I was only addressing that ODU appears to aspire to join the AAC in the future.
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    Wait, Paulsen has turned programs around that were in the dump? I dunno about bucknell, but we are still in, at the least, the driveway of the dump, as opposed to dead center as of 5 yrs ago.
  16. Five Two

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    Absolutely correct. Thats why I was harping on the author of the article, not you. Apologies if that was not clear.
  17. Five Two

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    Even more reasons why Rutgers isnt leaving the Big Ten on their own.
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    The Big Ten brought Rutgers in so they could sell their network in the New York area. No way do they kick them out.
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    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/te...uts-new-basketball-arena-on-hold-15200806.php:

    "Baylor's plans for a new basketball arena are on hold because of budget reductions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Baylor University said Tuesday it hopes to cut $65 million to $80 million from its proposed $750 million budget for the fiscal year beginning June 1 and announced construction delays for a welcome center and a new basketball arena."
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    That and now with everything they are doing to compete, theyd have no reason to boot them. It would be one thing if they couldn't keep up or weren't trying.

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