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2200 days of Brad Edwards

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

  1. MasonSAE4

    MasonSAE4 All-Conference

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    Someone who worked at Mason once told me that land is next to useless without a massive investment. Something about the infrastructure relating to water/sewage but who knows if that's true. It's been proposed as part of private-public partnerships but my guess is Mason alone isn't sinking the money into that land to make it usable any time soon. I'm surprised a big money developer hasn't come in for it though.
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    They should do a trade with the non-profit Main Street Child Development Center adjacent to campus. https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8341358,-77.3036478,409m/data=!3m1!1e3 In return give them a partial lot of the Shirlygate/Braddock land and help fund a new campus. Their building is older than Jay Marsh. Surely the non-profit would want to upgrade at some point right?
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  3. FreeGunston12

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    Just stop building new stuff on the Fairfax Campus and gradually transition the main campus to be Manassas. More land, more of a campus feel, could become more of a "college town", killer new brewery next door.
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    That would be awesome but there's no chance of that happening. Too heavily invested into Fairfax. Fairfax could be a college town if they just slowly acquired properties between Campus and Old Town Fairfax and create affordable housing for students. Old town has the potential to be a good bar scene if students lived closer to it.
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  5. GMUgemini

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    I know we aren’t rich like UPenn, but this is what they did. They just started buying up property around the campus (of course there was also a lot of blight and abandoned buildings around their campus).
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    I asked Dr. Merten what he was gonna use all that land for one day when we were going to the Tower Club, he said "something spectacular ".

    Guess he never got around to it or it hasn't found its way onto the Master Plan.
  7. MasonSAE4

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    It's for his mausoleum
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  8. gmujim92

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    This x1000. I always thought Old Town could be an awesome place for college kids — similar to Charlottesville — if the university would invest in building the volume of affordable off-campus student housing needed to attract bars and other college-oriented businesses.

    I know Fairfax is a ridiculously expensive place to live, but it’s necessary if Mason ever wants to be part of a true “college town” experience. Being surrounded by $750,000 single-family homes is such a buzzkill.
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  9. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

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    1. Mason doesn't care enough about being "an awesome place for college" to do anything significant about it.
    2. They'll care even less so in the PCV19 (Post COVID 19) era

    Also, an interesting read for the most expensive college towns in the country:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-college-towns-in-america-2015-8#3-boulder-colorado-8

    I know Fairfax isn't considered a college town but if it were, it would probably be top 3?
  10. Walter

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    Bolder was historically. Much more than that now. But the area is very appealing for college students, especially to the over 20 crowd.
  11. GMUgemini

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    Zillow claims the median house price in Fairfax is $588,000, which would put it 8th.

    But a lot of these places aren't exactly "college towns." I mean, Santa Cruz is a logging town (the college there was founded in 1965). The bay area towns are there because it's the bay area (Berkeley, San Luis Obispo). Cambridge, Massachusetts is basically Boston. Boulder, Colorado was a mining town, the college came later.

    It's not like some of these land grant schools that got plopped down in the middle of nowhere (Penn State is a college town, for instance; Texas A&M in College Station is another one). Or really small liberal arts colleges that a town grew up around (Ithaca, New York; Kenyon, Ohio; Grinnell, Iowa).

    Santa Cruz, California is my happy place. If I could afford to move there, I would (even with the wildfires).
  12. tblack33

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    Under the assumption that there will be a season but there won't be fans, how is everyone going to handle their donations this year? Going to remain at the same level? Stop completely? Continue to donate, but less? I haven't heard anything from the AD but I imagine this will be coming up in the next few months as we get closer to knowing what it might look like or what the plan is.
  13. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    nobody needs to donate a dime because @mason lawyer will donate more money than any of us.

    kidding. I’ll donate my usual amount, maybe a little more that I have set aside.
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  14. FreeGunston12

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    I'll double my donation if they just make all games watchable on something other than stadium.
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  15. tblack33

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    I’d love to see every A10 game on one of the ESPNs (main, 2, plus). ESPN+ is one of the best things to happen for mid major basketball IMO.

    How are the deals structured where we have games that end up on MASN, stadium, and NBC Sports?
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  16. GMUgemini

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    I’ll donate what I always do, but I can’t go to games anyway.
  17. Five Two

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    Some of the home games on MASN are produced by Mason. Those are usually the out of conference home games. MASN may pick up an A10 conference home game where the game is not produced by Mason; it would be produced by ESPN+ and air on ESPN+ outside of the MASN footprint. Obviously, any road game on MASN isnt produced by Mason.
    ESPN+ and NBC Sports pay a rights fee to the conference and are responsible for producing those games. I'm pretty sure Stadium is similar.
    At least that is how I understand these deals are structured.
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  18. JPgmuswim

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    Update: He’s missing....

    https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/community/state-college/article245560635.html
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