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2200 days of Brad Edwards

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

  1. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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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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  2. Five Two

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    Now is our chance!!! Wait, what are we cutting?
  6. Five Two

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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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  7. GMUgemini

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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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  10. mkaufman1

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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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  13. The Great PATSby

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    Anyone see this tweet to one of our recruits? https://twitter.com/malcolmanders8/status/1273606531779571712 He's not listed on the current Catholic University Basketball page but he at least worked for Aaron Kelly last year.

    WTF are these accusations????
    Malcolm Anderson@malcolmanders8

    @MasonAthletics and Athletic Director @BradEdwards do not like black people. Don’t go there.

    @josh_oduro, Jamal Hartwell II, and Rondald Polite should address this concern with @GeorgeMasonU or consider transfering if the appropriate
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    What concerns? Rather vague accusation.

    He also doesn't like the SEC, Big 12, or Clemson either, but for slightly more concrete reasons.
  15. sleeperpick

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    not good press and I DM'd him asking for more info on WTF he is talking about. I don't like Edwards for a multitude of reasons but I find this super offensive to promote on Twitter if false. To make such an accusation you should at least come with evidence
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    Let me know if he replies. If false, that's considered slander. Could get ugly either way.
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    came at him in a sympathizing way to hope he responds with a detail or anything... nothing yet but I will post results if they come up. How quickly did Paulsen call Aaron Kelly after this tweet was sent out? This is weird
  18. The Great PATSby

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    This guy is mental. He's basically calling Brad Edwards a racist for firing 2 black coaches and hiring a white one.

    My guess is from this tweet:
    I love@PaulsenDave. However, he has received a contract extension while his win % at @MasonAthletics is 50%. @BradEdwards5Fired @CliffWarren with 46% and Paul Hewitt with a 50% success rate. I have my thoughts on why that is
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    He also said Big10 schools and Georgetown are the only institutions that accept black athletes. He says this after every single person receives an offer or commits to a school not in the Big10 or Georgetown.
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    This guy sounds like a wacko. I suspect Brad will get legal involved if need be.
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