Author Topic: FOIA Requests Confirm Hofstra Blocked Stony Brook CAA All-Sports Invitation  (Read 210 times)

districtballer

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Confirmation that Hofstra blocked Stony Brook from a CAA all-sports invite. FOIA requests reveal emails between CAA Presidents:

http://shadesof48.com/?p=365

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With CAA football in a slightly more stable place, the proposal was made with basketball in mind. And among other reasons for selecting those three schools, Yeagers wrote in the report that “[Davidson, Stony Brook and Elon] are outstanding academic institutions with strong brand identification and reputations.”

Davidson, he wrote, “is a traditional brand. Elon and Stony Brook are ‘upwardly mobile’.”

“If there is a desire to create even more regionalized conference scheduling,” he added, “14 members could be considered by adding Fairfield and Albany to Davidson, Elon and Stony Brook.”

Miller wrapped up the email by saying, “While I cannot guarantee we will succeed in securing all three of these institutions as CAA members, given our preliminary conversations and the dynamics of the Southern and America East Conferences, I believe this is the time to move forward.”

Read Miller’s email here, and the two attachments with the substance of the report here and here.

Hofstra, for one, was not happy about the report, taking particular issue with the idea of adding Stony Brook.

“Hofstra University is strongly opposed to the substance and process of the recommendation,” Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz replied. “… the proposal would risk (if Davidson doesn’t accept) substituting two schools which add little to our basketball aspirations [Ed. note: Hofstra shut down its football program in 2009] to replace George Mason. In addition, as I have said numerous times, adding a school further from nyc than Hofstra, but in the same long island media and recruitment territory does not make any sense to us, especially in light of the fact [sic] they are already associated with CAA football.”

That confirms that rumor.

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BigFatFan

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Hofstra=Pompous elitists.  Looking down their long noses at the "public" school.  But then again, who cares, they decided not to field a football team.  Whimps

Chrissy D.

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 Hofstra should worry about the area were their campus is and stop worrying about SBU. I mean not for nothing but that surrounding area is an unsafe dump and they want to act like they are Duke. They might want to update their facilities and stop blaming Stony Brook for their lack of recruit interest.

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The Hofstra   loyalists   over  on the CAA boards are not very  happy with their Pres.   Puts the  entire  school in a bad light -kind of whimpy  if you ask me.

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Hofstra's administration, including Rabinovitz, needs to realize that Stony Brook is a regional player now. I know they're concerned about athletics but Stony Brook's academic profile right now is dwarfing that of Hofstra. Their protests seem immature.