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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2017, 05:54:32 pm »
I still disagree. Do you realize the AE is constantly always at the bottom as far as conference strength is concern!!!! I would think SB could attract better athletes if their sports programs played in the CAA. You have no idea if JMU is going to move up to the CAA anytime soon. I see SH wanting SB to move up to FBS before JMU does...


The AE isn't the best, but it can get better. Our league is poised to be quite good this year. I still don't see the value in hopping from a single one bid league to another. Better athletes could be a reason to move, but is there proof we'd be able to recruit any better in the CAA as opposed to the AE? The downsides of the CAA are the increased travel and sports like Lacrosse may take a hit in that league.

If we did move to the CAA however, it's likely we wouldn't be alone. Albany I'm almost certain would tag along which would make the jump a bit more attractive.

Heilbron can want to take us to FBS, but there's no chance in Hell we move to FBS before JMU. JMU already has the facilities, stadium, and winning tradition to be attractive to an FBS conference TODAY. They turned the Sun Belt down a few years ago and are arguably a more attractive school than ODU for a conference. They're the next team out the door and when they're gone, expect significant changes to the CAA.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2017, 11:45:24 am »
I still disagree. Do you realize the AE is constantly always at the bottom as far as conference strength is concern!!!! I would think SB could attract better athletes if their sports programs played in the CAA. You have no idea if JMU is going to move up to the CAA anytime soon. I see SH wanting SB to move up to FBS before JMU does...


The AE isn't the best, but it can get better. Our league is poised to be quite good this year. I still don't see the value in hopping from a single one bid league to another. Better athletes could be a reason to move, but is there proof we'd be able to recruit any better in the CAA as opposed to the AE? The downsides of the CAA are the increased travel and sports like Lacrosse may take a hit in that league.

If we did move to the CAA however, it's likely we wouldn't be alone. Albany I'm almost certain would tag along which would make the jump a bit more attractive.

Heilbron can want to take us to FBS, but there's no chance in Hell we move to FBS before JMU. JMU already has the facilities, stadium, and winning tradition to be attractive to an FBS conference TODAY. They turned the Sun Belt down a few years ago and are arguably a more attractive school than ODU for a conference. They're the next team out the door and when they're gone, expect significant changes to the CAA.

Our average home attendance last year (3,221) would have put us ahead of three A-10 teams  Duquesne, Fordham and LaSalle, all perennial doormats  and just behind George Washington, which ranked 11th in the 14-team conference. The arena, while beautiful, does cap in the low 4,000s, but a media friend told me that the A-10 "would trade La Salle for Stony Brook tomorrow if it could."

In the CAA, we would've ranked third behind UNCW and C of C. Our attendance is double what Hofstra, Towson, Northeastern and Elon get, and TRIPLE what Drexel drew. Two years ago, we'd have been second.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2017, 12:09:46 pm »
I still disagree. Do you realize the AE is constantly always at the bottom as far as conference strength is concern!!!! I would think SB could attract better athletes if their sports programs played in the CAA. You have no idea if JMU is going to move up to the CAA anytime soon. I see SH wanting SB to move up to FBS before JMU does...


The AE isn't the best, but it can get better. Our league is poised to be quite good this year. I still don't see the value in hopping from a single one bid league to another. Better athletes could be a reason to move, but is there proof we'd be able to recruit any better in the CAA as opposed to the AE? The downsides of the CAA are the increased travel and sports like Lacrosse may take a hit in that league.

If we did move to the CAA however, it's likely we wouldn't be alone. Albany I'm almost certain would tag along which would make the jump a bit more attractive.

Heilbron can want to take us to FBS, but there's no chance in Hell we move to FBS before JMU. JMU already has the facilities, stadium, and winning tradition to be attractive to an FBS conference TODAY. They turned the Sun Belt down a few years ago and are arguably a more attractive school than ODU for a conference. They're the next team out the door and when they're gone, expect significant changes to the CAA.

Our average home attendance last year (3,221) would have put us ahead of three A-10 teams Duquesne, Fordham and LaSalle, all perennial doormats and just behind George Washington, which ranked 11th in the 14-team conference. The arena, while beautiful, does cap in the low 4,000s, but a media friend told me that the A-10 "would trade La Salle for Stony Brook tomorrow if it could."

In the CAA, we would've ranked third behind UNCW and C of C. Our attendance is double what Hofstra, Towson, Northeastern and Elon get, and TRIPLE what Drexel drew. Two years ago, we'd have been second.

Do I smell an expansion of IFCU in the future??? Now thats asking a bit much!!

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2017, 02:25:22 pm »
I still disagree. Do you realize the AE is constantly always at the bottom as far as conference strength is concern!!!! I would think SB could attract better athletes if their sports programs played in the CAA. You have no idea if JMU is going to move up to the CAA anytime soon. I see SH wanting SB to move up to FBS before JMU does...


The AE isn't the best, but it can get better. Our league is poised to be quite good this year. I still don't see the value in hopping from a single one bid league to another. Better athletes could be a reason to move, but is there proof we'd be able to recruit any better in the CAA as opposed to the AE? The downsides of the CAA are the increased travel and sports like Lacrosse may take a hit in that league.

If we did move to the CAA however, it's likely we wouldn't be alone. Albany I'm almost certain would tag along which would make the jump a bit more attractive.

Heilbron can want to take us to FBS, but there's no chance in Hell we move to FBS before JMU. JMU already has the facilities, stadium, and winning tradition to be attractive to an FBS conference TODAY. They turned the Sun Belt down a few years ago and are arguably a more attractive school than ODU for a conference. They're the next team out the door and when they're gone, expect significant changes to the CAA.

Our average home attendance last year (3,221) would have put us ahead of three A-10 teams Duquesne, Fordham and LaSalle, all perennial doormats and just behind George Washington, which ranked 11th in the 14-team conference. The arena, while beautiful, does cap in the low 4,000s, but a media friend told me that the A-10 "would trade La Salle for Stony Brook tomorrow if it could."

In the CAA, we would've ranked third behind UNCW and C of C. Our attendance is double what Hofstra, Towson, Northeastern and Elon get, and TRIPLE what Drexel drew. Two years ago, we'd have been second.

Do I smell an expansion of IFCU in the future??? Now thats asking a bit much!!

IFCU wouldn't need an expansion for a while. The building is sufficient for most conferences as things stand right now. The only way i see that change is if The American (AAC) or one of the big boy conferences starts considering SBU for inclusion and that would be many years down the line if ever.

I'd love to hear more from this media source though. The A10 is always rumored to be losing Dayton, Richmond, VCU, Umass, and others to various conferences. We could definitely back-fill nicely if some spots open up. Look towards the A10 guys, I couldn't give a **** about the CAA (all-sports).

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2017, 05:39:38 pm »
I would take it.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2017, 01:34:23 pm »
Tyree Pickron is visiting Stony Brook September 7 through 9 https://twitter.com/PatLawless_/status/902682930799140864

He also set his college announcement date as September 15. I think he would be a great addition.

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« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2017, 09:32:10 am »
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« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2017, 04:00:51 pm »
https://twitter.com/Mles30/status/904858977003036673

Good find. I like how well he uses his left.

Agreed. looks like he has a nice bball iq too.

In other news, Tyree Pickron is visiting this weekend. I think he would be a great addition.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2017, 09:32:21 pm »
Tyree Pickron is scheduled to announce his commitment tomorrow. Would love to add to this class.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2017, 10:55:56 am »
Fingers crossed he likes what he saw at SBU.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2017, 01:56:06 pm »
most of those schools on his radar look like direct competitors of ours- qpac, hartford, etc.

the one that stands out to me is bowling green.  bball aside, i'd consider their larger picture to be a different idea than the rest of the pack.
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« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2017, 02:30:04 pm »
most of those schools on his radar look like direct competitors of ours- qpac, hartford, etc.

the one that stands out to me is bowling green.  bball aside, i'd consider their larger picture to be a different idea than the rest of the pack.

Reportedly he's narrowed the list down to SBU, QPAC and Bowling Green.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2017, 02:43:59 pm »
And he picked Quinnipiac. Bummer

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« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2017, 09:08:34 pm »
SB has two freshman PGs, a commitment from another and a boatload of wings. They don't really play with a traditional 2.