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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #165 on: August 30, 2016, 02:07:43 pm »
Exactly and others live in off campus housing and should come out support football this season.

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« Reply #166 on: August 30, 2016, 03:13:11 pm »
Exactly and others live in off campus housing and should come out support football this season.

One would think that would be the case. SB University has a pretty high percentage of students who are Asians, and Asians typically dont follow or go to Football games. It is what it is...

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #167 on: September 29, 2016, 09:26:46 pm »
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #169 on: December 01, 2016, 07:30:57 am »
this is from a year ago, but i just found it: http://tbrnewsmedia.com/stony-brook-explores-shopping-center-proposal/

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His proposal aims to improve the Route 25A corridor across from Stony Brook’s Long Island Rail Road station, which was once known as the old Gustafson property. Farahzad’s Stony Brook Square will include restaurants, a bank and a coffee shop, among other small businesses.
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #170 on: December 01, 2016, 08:03:06 am »
That area needs a serious makeover and should be considered a priority... It would also be more attractive to future university students who are not from the area..I envision a mini Port Jeff village... Quaint shops, and like Stony Brook village.

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #171 on: December 01, 2016, 08:50:57 am »
after a bit of googling I found that the site (Gustafson?) is where the nursery is, to the left of the bench.
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #172 on: December 30, 2016, 03:55:01 pm »
In SH last weekly blog of 2016 he said some major changes will be happening around SB, specifically with SB Basketball. Not sure what he is talking about outside of what we already know with recruits..

 "The month of January will feature several exciting announcements. For starters, we plan to introduce our new volleyball coach very early in the new year and will also be sharing some exciting news related to men's basketball. The renovation of University Pool is in its final stages and is on schedule for completion in January. It will be a busy – but incredibly energizing – first month of 2017 for Stony Brook Athletics."

SH also said that LaValle stadium expansion has begun and that they are very close to starting with the indoor workout facilities ..

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #173 on: February 18, 2017, 06:23:48 pm »
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« Reply #174 on: February 18, 2017, 10:28:54 pm »
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #175 on: February 23, 2017, 09:59:18 am »
same here!  thanks for contributing!
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« Reply #176 on: March 08, 2017, 10:21:14 am »
This is a re-post (I recently posted this in the Conference Realignment thread, but is more appropriate to be here).  It pertains to the football program.

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There are ways to fill the stands, but it will not happen overnight.  Winning certainly breeds enthusiasm which will help fill the stands.  Look at what the signing of Warney did to the basketball program.  Getting that kind of marquis player can do wonders for a team, and its ability to draw fans at the gate.  Is it easy to get that kind of marquis star to come to Stony Brook.....no way!  It takes work and perseverance on many levels, and sometimes takes a bit of luck as well.

Regarding football, you have to start at home on Long Island, IMO.  3MM people live out here and we're the only DI football team on the Island.  There are lots of kids who want to stay home, play football at the D1 level, but know they aren't good enough to play at Alabama or a marquis football program, but are outstanding players.  We need to recruit heavily from the area, and establish a presence, that becomes a magnet for strong local talent.  And most of all, you need to attract a Long Island QB that can be the fulcrum of the team.  Coaching aside, it all starts with the QB.

Here are some ideas on how to fill the stands, and how to obtain the best talent on Long Island.  It takes money to market the team, so we need to budget for these items, but the payoff (prestige and financial) will come down the road:

1) Offer a free full-year academic scholarship to one lucky student every game.  Advertise this in the campus newspapers and with flyers around campus and especially, in the dorms.  No excuse for students not packing the stands every week;

2) SBU athletic staff needs to stay plugged in to the High School football programs on Long Island, particularly the strong ones.  Provide free tickets to High School
Football Programs in the area, on a rotating basis, to help promote the SBU brand.  Do this for every game.  Create a buzz amongst Long Island High School players;

3) Create a free weekly digital magazine for the football team, that is distributed to every Long Island High School football program, and to local community members.  You need the locals to start identifying with the only game in town, and a digital magazine adds credence and visibility to the program;

4) Establish weekly coaching media segments on News12, WFAN, and on Newsday.com without fail;

5) Establish bonuses for coaching staffs and even the AD.  Let part of the compensation packages be contingent on performance on the field.  Winning attracts talent, not only athletically, but academically as well.  Winning fills seats, even if it's 35 degrees outside and raining.

Yes, we are doing some of this already, but we need to do it better, if we want to grow the program, and take that next step.  It's a process, and it takes time.  Attracting talent and winning will result in more talent being acquired, more fan interest, and will snowball as time moves on.

We've come a long way over the years for sure, but there's a much longer and more fruitful journey ahead to get to the next plateau.
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #177 on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:54 pm »
thanks for posting here- great ideas and very constructive.  i like the idea about the magazine, the HS programs, etc. 

getting the stands full is hard sometimes even when the weather is good, the opponent is good, etc.  why cant we get students to the game?

because they are disaffected.  lots of them didnt play football; have no interest in sports.  didnt go to schools with spirit.  football is taking a beating in the press these days as a barbarian sport.  rather play video games or go to the pub.  or, study.

but those arent the big issues.  the biggest is- how do we even get students to stay on campus?  there's something like 11 thousand beds?!?!?!?

you need to give them a reason to stay.  why cant we focus on this issue and really attack it?  every time it comes up we end up talking about something else.
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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #178 on: March 08, 2017, 02:52:58 pm »
looks like chavez hall and tubman hall opened up, just south of irving college in mendelsohn quad, north of the staller center and wang center: http://www.stonybrook.edu/happenings/homespotlight/ribbon-cutting-marks-the-completion-of-chavez-and-tubman-residence-halls-and-east-side-dining/

thats 759 new beds, a rooftop garden, eclectic mix of cuisines, the largest dining hall on campus, and now SB is the second largest residential campus in NY (behind NYU). http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/res/news/chavez.html

students must have s 3.0 to get in.

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Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« Reply #179 on: April 27, 2017, 09:16:04 am »
when are they going to do something about this.  it is literally hurting the entire university.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/americas-ugliest-college-campuses-204542557.html
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