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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 17: at Vermont, 1/8 7pm
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:03:45 pm »

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Around the AE/country
« on: December 08, 2019, 11:38:09 am »
/\ Final score Manhattan 54 - Fordham 53 in OT  (Fordham's not too good either)

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 1: vs. Yale 11/5, 7pm
« on: November 05, 2019, 07:23:54 pm »
2. Just how good is Gueye?

Seems to be very coordinated with a surprising ability to handle the ball and move. 

SBU Football / Re: Villanova
« on: October 27, 2019, 10:13:58 am »
Wild win (about as wild as the URI win but against a stronger opponent). Our last 4 games have been VERY close.

SBU Football / Re: G7: UNH
« on: October 15, 2019, 03:01:21 pm »
I saw the SBU 85-yard kickoff return v UNH that was called back due to replay-review late in Saturday night’s game. That cost us the game (IMHO).

"The Wildcats tacked on a 42-yard field goal to go up 20-14 with 5:07 to play and Jean Constant – the graduate transfer from Bryant who was twice named all-American at kick returner – took the ensuing kickoff 86 yards to inside the Wildcats 5; however UNH coach Ricky Santos saw the replay on the scoreboard and asked for a review of the play. Constant, it turned out, made a sharp cut back at the Seawolves’ 22 that caused him to slip. He tried to put his hand down to prevent his knee from touching, but game officials ruled his knee had touched. “I felt like I got my hand down but they said my knee touched, Constant said. “It’s a little disappointing. . . . Field position can change the game.”

“That was a blow,” Priore said. “I’m going to assume they were right about the replay. If the replay was wrong I’m sure we’ll get a formal apology.”
UNH forced the Seawolves to punt on that possession and the Wildcats were able to run the clock out on Stony Brook." -  Newsday

My suggestion is to NOT  show a replay of a great SBU play on the SBU scoreboard while the opposing coach can request an official video review. Is that crazy?

Around Stony Brook U... / Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« on: October 10, 2019, 05:15:27 am »

In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, the NCAA concluded that selling alcohol reduced the amount of unruly behavior at sports games by large margins.

Is that because purchasing high priced beer  one at a time under a more-or- less supervised and rather slow procedure results in less problem drinking than gulping down cheap beer/mixed drinks at a furious pace  in the parking lot tailgate before the game? (Obviously there can be issues of fan alcohol-related fan unruliness under either procedure...and folks may still pound at the tailgate and top off with the slow procedure ...but there may be something to that theory.)

SBU Football / Re: JMU
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:06:58 am »
Finally football weather and a chance to pull off an upset at home (at homecoming) v a quality CAA opponent. Hoping Fields will see some early  running/scrambling  success v a team faster than URI and Fordham...need him to be  realistic  threat for JMU's defense to keep in mind. Let's put a score up early and make them punt to Constant all day long!!  Go Seawolves!

SBU Football / Re: 2019 G3: STONY BROOK vs. Wagner 6pm SNY
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:34:15 pm »
weve done the math on this forum before.  happy to hear corrections as there are mere shots in the dark.

lavalle holds 12.3k
assume 500 parents/friends
4k locals, donors
500 alums
500 staff, faculty, admin, athletics, etc
maybe 500 students

and that's 6000.  with conservative estimates (meaning, larger #s than i really think in reality).

that leaves 6300 seats.  we all know they count tickets, not bodies.

options remaining to fill those seats:
-the over 10k students living on/around campus (not even there by thursday night)
-more locals sitting in traffic on nicholls road when they can instead watch B1G games on national TV

Of course. My point was that Bryant was 9700 a few weeks ago and Wagner was 5700 a few days ago and I'd like to see Fordham back in that 9700 range.  (that is notwithstanding any/all issues regarding the counting of fans/tickets).

SBU Football / Re: 2019 G3: STONY BROOK vs. Wagner 6pm SNY
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:07:59 am »
Attendance at 5700. Would like to think there is more  interest in the game v Fordham and certainly many Fordham alums in the area so I think 9K should be doable (providing the weather is good).

SBU Football / Re: 2019 G1: HOME OPENER VS. BRYANT - THURS 8/29 7PM
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:30:17 am »
Crowd doesn't look bad, but doesn't look particularly impressive either. What in the world do we have to do in order to get people to show up for games here??
Thursday evening games are rough..
9600 people

9,652 is the most people we’ve got for a non-homecoming game. Ninth most attended in program history. Sure felt like it to me. We got to keep it up, though.

Which as a commuter school is more in line with what I expected and is honestly fantastic. Especially given the opponent. Fact is that weekday games aren't as bad for SBU as they would be for most schools since we have such a large commuter population. Something to think about should the MAC come calling one day.

I think the fact that the stadium was expanded last year and everyone is more spread out now makes the attendance seem like it is less than it is. I really hope we can get 14k out for the JMU game. It's homecoming against what could very well be the #1 team in the country. If that can't get us ATLEAST 14k then lol.

Let's keep in mind that Stony Brook isn't really a commuter school. at least not by definition. It's the largest residential campus in the SUNY system with over 10,000 residents. The challenge is keeping the residents on campus on weekends and engaged in student life
We do have a good number of actual commuters (day students) and we have a good number of students who live close enough to EASILY go home on the weekends. (That is a byproduct of being near NYC and on a densely populated island. Both of those areas are chock full of good students who know an excellent school when they see one.)
That being said, in some ways a Thurs game might pull in more students than a Friday/ Saturday game.  Not saying more fans - just saying maybe more students.

SBU Football / Re: 2019 Football Season
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:04:17 pm »
I have been to both scrimmages so and in my opinion and my opinion only Cassidy was more accurate than Fields. I know that Fields is the better athlete but he will probably throw more passes on rollouts because of the way he throws while Cassidy is better in the pocket. I think they both will play against Bryant and because of the way the redshirt rule works Zamot will play this year so that he gets game experience.

I heard the same thing about Cassidy. Personally, Fields has the same attributes as Joe Carbone. So if you loved Carbone, you just got him back for another 2 years. I think Cassidy would have been the better QB because of his ability to throw in the pocket and his accuracy. But what do I know anyways?

I don't know. I think Carbone was very slow-footed last year. There were times when he could have bailed us out with better legs but he just could not do it. If Fields can throw like Carbone (adequate for our offense IMHO) and has pretty quick wheels I see that as an upgrade. (I would much better have a gunner who can also run like the Towson QB or last year's UNH QB but I don't think we have that on the squad.)

Around Stony Brook U... / Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:34:49 pm »
Big time college sports is not among the top attractions. Something to keep in mind when considering whether SB would be well served moving to FBS football. This, and the fact that 5 of the top 12 public universities (US News and World Report) don’t play FBS football.

Especially given that we are now attracting more and more very strong academic kids from LI and NYC (thanks to our excellent academic reputation and great price) who might not care much about sports...and might not stick around on weekends to watch. Not a bad problem to have but something to weigh as part of a cost/benefit analysis regarding heading towards FBS.

Conference and Athletics / Re: UConn to join the Big East in 2020
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:10:41 pm »
If UConn is smart they'd pull out all stops to follow the Villanova model (Big East and  CAA for football). Not saying it is possible or that the **** UConn football fans  - the few that there are - would love it.

MSU is very high profile so this sends a message as to the quality of Dr.  Stanley and bodes well for the talent pool that applies for our own opening. I see a great upside for us in this (although personally I wish he had stayed here at SBU). 

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