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I don't think we win this game, but I don't think we get blown out too badly either and with the inevitable belt tightening that's coming I'm sure the extra paycheck helps.

Honestly though, I would be shocked if this game doesn't get cancelled too. I see no reason to have a football season this year. The only schools positioned to lose a lot of money over this are the P5. The rest of the G5 and FCS don't have the financial incentive to put all of their players at risk over this.

I don't know. I think if the school is in session for all kids we can play sports too. (I have not heard if the campus will be fully occupied by students this fall semester but I have not been paying too close attention to SBU's announcements.) It may be true that all the kids on campus will be at greater risk of at least infection by Covid-19 than if they stayed home but I am not even sure about that.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: June 07, 2020, 07:49:52 pm »
Just to throw in my two cents that as SBU continues to climb academically we'll draw more and more from NYC, international students, and the top academic  LI kids who are going SUNY. Thus, I wouldn't expect to see an increase in students who are likely to head to football games.

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SBU Other Sports / Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:16:14 am »
Given the predicted nice weather on Sunday (50 and sunny at game time)  in Stony Brook it would be nice to see a good-sized crowd for a matchup of two nationally-ranked teams.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 27: vs. Vermont, 2/20 7pm
« on: February 21, 2020, 09:29:44 am »
Garcia seems to take smart shots while driving to the rim. Lots of good things happen off of that scenario (including baskets and/or fouls).  He's not one to quickly chuck it up from deep downtown (we have a guy that seems to do that). The more Garcia is our focus the better we do (IMHO). Gueye took and missed a couple of good driving shots and I'd like to see him shooting a lot more (not necessarily the 3-pointer he hit). Stephenson-Moore is a keeper.

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Around Stony Brook U... / Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« on: February 08, 2020, 06:40:45 am »
Stony Brook already has a college town. It’s just called Port Jefferson and is 5 miles away. If only we could geographically lift it all up and place it right next to the actual university.
Either do that with Port Jefferson or magically move the Port Jefferson train station closer to the waterfront area. SBU students do have very convenient access to the Stony Brook train station and the 10-minute train journey to Port Jeff couldn't be easier or cheaper...problem is the train does not take you near Port Jeff's best destinations.

(Actually, this has long been a complaint of many folks who want to take the train to Port Jeff's ferry/restaurants from elsewhere on Long Island)

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

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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)

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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Around Stony Brook U... / Re: Making SB better- Idea Thread
« on: October 10, 2019, 05:15:27 am »
https://www.sbstatesman.com/2019/10/06/the-benefits-of-stony-brook-serving-alcohol-at-athletic-games/

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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.)

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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!

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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
other?

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).

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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).

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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.

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