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1970 days of Brad Edwards

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

  1. sleeperpick

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    As an outsider this is something you don’t understand. I may think paulsen is a bad in game coach not fit for the A10 but I also know our staff is mostly horrible in the athletic department. Not sure if that hurts paulsen a ton since he has a long leash. But still the whole program is mostly a dumpster fire
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  5. GSII

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    Now is our chance!!! Wait, what are we cutting?
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    Here is more details from Akron. Cutting 3 sports saved $4.4M. I didnt think that number would be so high. What if we cut 3 sports, remained Title IX compliant and put that $4.4M towards the basketball budget?
    Now, Akron isn't cutting sports to reallocate the funds elsewhere. But in a few years when their budget increases, that increase in funding is going to football and basketball rather than bringing back sports. At least thats my guess.
    http://businessofcollegesports.com/...e-sports-and-reduces-expenses-by-4-4-million/
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    Akron is in serious debt (university holds $485 million in debt), so I'd be surprised if they're going to reinvest in any other sports. 70% of their budget comes from student fees and their enrollment has been dropping since 2015 (god knows what it's going to look like in 2021).

    They cut baseball in 2015 and brought it back in 2019.

    If they saved $4.4 million, they aren't done cutting (that seems really dubious for those three sports). Their AD is trying to cut their budget by 20 percent. Their budget is around $35 million.
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    Wasn’t sure where to post this but the whole AD has really stepped up their social media game over the last few weeks it seems like. From the MBB twitter to Dave doing a bunch of interviews and BE filming videos, it’s been great. Credit where credit is due, it’s been a solid few weeks of content out of them. A good measure of success is looking at fan engagement with their posts, which seems to be way up over the last few weeks.

    Hope to see even more interviews from the staff and hopefully some insight into what the players are doing to develop.

    Would love to see another By George podcast with either Simpkins or Brad Edwards as well.
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  9. sleeperpick

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    Mason upping student fees by $450 per current grad student...... probably not going to basketball program though right?
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    probably not all of it but I guess we can hope the athletic dept will get 50 bucks per student. Even that would be a plus.

    wouldn’t hold my breath though.
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    Just read they’re increasing in-state and out-of-state tuition by $450 for 2020-21. There’s no change in student fees and no additional funds going to athletics.
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