Author Topic: 2012-2020: Future of SBU Football - Conference Affiliation, FBS Football, etc  (Read 13047 times)

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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2012, 12:28:31 pm »
I would like the school to be in some sort of Big East with Uconn, Rutgers, together. It all depends the direction the school wants to take. Right now it seems like Stony Brook wants to be at the top in athletics but in the future that might change. Our current AD, and administration in general its very supportive of SBU athletics but that can change in the future so lets just hope for the best.

Like you, I support SBU and I want it to move to FBS football as soon as possible, and if they need donations I'll be there to make part of it. With all the realignment in college football we just have to wait and see if we can take advantage of it and move up.

I would like to know how the alumni community feels about FBS football, some of them don't like the idea, we need as much support of the alumni community if this is ever going to happen.
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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 01:30:53 pm »
Yeah, I just think the goal should be to align themselves with other flagship state universities. My personal dream conference would be the Big Ten plus Rutgers, Uconn, Maryland, Buffalo and/or Albany.

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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2012, 01:42:26 pm »
Outside my crazy conjecture about Stony Brook's future though, there are some big changes happening at the moment.

1. Liberty looks like they're about to announce a move to FBS, most likely the Sunbelt.

2. Coastal has publicly stated they exploring moving to CAA or SOCON, so they look to be on their way out of Big South as well.

3. Patriot League is now offering football scholarships

4. Rumors about Temple moving back to Big East.

The Big South looks like it's about to lose it's autobid with Liberty and Coastal both looking to leave, so we will need to find another conference and fairly soon. Patriot League adding scholarships can potentially cause drastic changes in the landscapre of Northeast/Midatlantic FCS football. I don't know how that all will shake out but it will be interesting. The MAC will most likely look to the CAA for another member if Temple does leave. There are a lot of moving pieces at the moment.

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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2012, 07:53:53 pm »
I think if two teams leave the CAA it would ODU and James Madison. Both have eyes on an FBS program.  When this all  happens is anybody's guess but I would bet Liberty would be first to go in the Big   South.

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Re: 2012-2020: Future of Stony Brook Football
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2012, 12:18:23 am »
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The question facing Fiore now is where to go from here. According to Randall Susman, the faculty-athletic representative, there is a growing support on campus for the university to move up a level in football, to the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Fiore said that he “absolutely” believed Stony Brook was an interesting possibility for F.B.S. conferences, but he declined to go into specifics.

“If an opportunity presented itself, and it’s the right opportunity, that’s our job,” he said. “We’re not shopping. We’re happy where we are. But certainly there are conversations that have taken place and continue to take place.”

He added: “We love the America East. We’ve had a lot of success. We’re aligned with some really great institutions, and we’re happy there.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/sports/for-stony-brook-college-world-series-appearance-is-latest-in-a-string-of-successes.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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We are definitely going FBS in the future... That's exciting! I wonder whats the time frame
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I bet the tv ratings from this CWS run are going to speed things up considerably

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Second TV game announced for the Season

Army on CBS Sports
Syracuse on SNY!
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Hopefully there will be a great turnout of SeaWolves fans at West Point.   Can't wait for that game

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Anybody check out the back of todays Newsday ?    SBU Americas Team !  I mean how  crazy is this ?  Two weeks ago no one heard of us , now a few swings of the bat and we are national celebrities . Like what Im hearing about foorball. Are we MAC bound ?

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I think newsday got criticized so heavily by Long Islanders for not putting SBU in the back page on monday that they didn't have another choice but to put us today. lol. Long Island is behind the Seawolves. Its awesome
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Anybody check out the back of todays Newsday ?    SBU Americas Team !  I mean how  crazy is this ?  Two weeks ago no one heard of us , now a few swings of the bat and we are national celebrities . Like what Im hearing about foorball. Are we MAC bound ?

I think this run has opened a lot of eyes to the ridiculous potential of Stony Brook. If Joewillie was serious about the Stony Brook LSU ratings outperforming the primetime game 3-1, then I'm sure we have the MAC's attention. TV's king, and no one has a better claim to the NYC metro market than Stony Brook. Things were already moving pretty fast for the school, but I think it's only going to speed up.

Also not exactly related to football, but this is great time for Stony Brook to be getting all this attention with the Simons 50 million dollar challenge. Stony Brook was one of the most searched terms on google last weekend. Hopefully some of those searches were done by philanthropists that will now take advantage of the opportunity to have their gifts matched dollar for dollar by the Simons.
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Adding to that another nice article in Newsday about our Parkinson's Research Center and the funding  going in to that. We win on the field of athletics and in medicine all in one week. Has the Golden Era of SBU begun ?

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That's a great question and thought, Seawolf97, and one that's been on my mind for a long time. I'm a '79 grad, so I've been looking for reasons to have more pride in my alma mater for quite a while now. While basketball, football, and lacrosse have achieved some success over the past few years, NOTHING comes close to what baseball has done this season. And while donations such as the Simons gift are actually more meaningful to the mission of the university, the baseball story has a publicity effect probably like a $1 billion donation would have...unlike anything else that could have been hoped for. Yes, after a few weeks it will fade and we'll look forward to the next best thing, probably a deep run into the playoffs by football. But I think the baseball phenomenon has set a new floor for the university from which to reach even higher.

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I just saw this tweet: http://twitter.com/Tom_Symonds/status/223865657991770113

"Of the 147 collegiate websites that CBS College Sports sponsors, Stony Brook had the 16th-highest page views. South Carolina ranked first."

More than 50 BCS schools run their athletic websites through CBS College Sports.