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Heilbron will soon finish his third year as AD.  Do you think he has generally improved the athletic program at SB?

Absolutely - big improvements!
2 (28.6%)
No way - this program is in decline!
1 (14.3%)
Treading water
4 (57.1%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Voting closed: June 16, 2017, 07:40:14 pm

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« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2019, 06:02:56 am »
JMU is good but they cant touch our academic profile .  The best they got is graduating  Master's Degree students.  SBU is an AAU Member with  the ability to graduate  MD's as well as PHD's  in multiple disciplines.  It is more than football  to move up .

Exactly this. The academics matter more than the sports. You can build a sports program fairly easily, especially if you're FBS playing high profile teams. It's much harder to build up the academic side of the house. Most people don't understand most of realignment comes down to academics. This puts SBU in a great position going forward to move up to a better conference.

Of course when Heilbron talks about "ambitions" in this case, he could also mean something like an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 appearance or FCS national title (lmao yeah right  :D ).

I want nothing more to see SB make that move up to FBS before I leave this state. But, I don't see it happening. One look at UMASS, UCONN, and that's enough for SB to not fall into that trap.

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« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2019, 07:27:21 am »
JMU is good but they cant touch our academic profile .  The best they got is graduating  Master's Degree students.  SBU is an AAU Member with  the ability to graduate  MD's as well as PHD's  in multiple disciplines.  It is more than football  to move up .

Exactly this. The academics matter more than the sports. You can build a sports program fairly easily, especially if you're FBS playing high profile teams. It's much harder to build up the academic side of the house. Most people don't understand most of realignment comes down to academics. This puts SBU in a great position going forward to move up to a better conference.

Of course when Heilbron talks about "ambitions" in this case, he could also mean something like an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 appearance or FCS national title (lmao yeah right  :D ).

I want nothing more to see SB make that move up to FBS before I leave this state. But, I don't see it happening. One look at UMASS, UCONN, and that's enough for SB to not fall into that trap.

UMass decided to turn down the MAC in order to stay in the A10. Their football struggles as a result, however if you look at their games they're quite competitive, coming close to some big wins. I'd love to see them make a bowl.

Uconn has been awful these past few years. However less than a decade ago they were doing fairly well in the Football Big East and made a BCS bowl. They've just made some bad coaching hires. I'd love to see them do well as an independent too. If they can play a more regional schedule and get some fans in the seats that would be good for them. Northeast football is the strongest it has been in a long time. Buffalo, Army, Syracuse, and Penn St. were all ranked last year at one point or another, and Temple has turned themselves around from being the laughing stock of the FBS to a good program. Things really aren't so bad up here.

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Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2019, 02:08:08 pm »
first release of the 20th anniversary team (looks pretty good): https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/2019/7/25/parts-of-20th-anniversary-team.aspx
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Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2019, 10:53:57 am »
the new let's make history initiative:

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Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« Reply #80 on: August 22, 2019, 04:26:21 pm »
https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/8/22/together-we-transform-blog-together-we-transform-august-22-2019.aspx?path=blog

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My message was centered on raising the bar. Last year was successful, but it's in the past and we shouldn't be satisfied. We only won six regular season conference championships but only three tournament titles.
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« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2019, 04:35:29 pm »
another step towards the gold standard: https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/9/20/general-stony-brook-athletics-adds-training-table-to-benefit-student-athlete-nutrition.aspx

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. On Monday of this week, Stony Brook student-athletes were presented with a new competitive edge in performance nutrition with the introduction of the Seawolves training table.
 
The training table, located in Wolves Den of Island Federal Arena, is open Monday thru Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is part of the meal plan for the student-athletes. It features a menu that allows the student-athletes to have meals that include high quality nutrient-rich foods.
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