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August 08, 2018, 04:15:27 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2018, 04:15:27 PM »
Texas Rio Grande Valley study supports move to FBS football:

https://www.themonitor.com/sports/utrgv_vaqueros/article_2aa53d18-9aba-11e8-9d46-1ba23372cff8.html

This has been known for a while.  They have been laying the ground work for it.  They freed up athletics money when they merged UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville into one school.  They completely eliminated one athletic department.


The goal is to have a big University anchor in South Texas and that includes football when you're in Texas.  There are very few four year colleges with football in Texas.  Unlike New York which has many.

August 08, 2018, 05:29:11 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2018, 05:29:11 PM »
Can this talk of FBS football be moved into general discussion or UB football? This is a board for UB basketball's 2018-2019 schedule. Lol.

August 08, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2018, 10:18:44 PM »
Can this talk of FBS football be moved into general discussion or UB football? This is a board for UB basketball's 2018-2019 schedule. Lol.


Agreed. When I made the comparison to Gonzaga I was speaking in a general basketball sense.

August 09, 2018, 12:25:19 AM
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2018, 12:25:19 AM »
Women's out of conference schedule announced:


August 09, 2018, 09:29:15 AM
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« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2018, 09:29:15 AM »
Is the Stanford game when students are away?

If so, that is a shame.  This is a big get and would be nice if there was a big crowd and energized crowd.

August 09, 2018, 12:09:48 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »

You said the MAC made great money off their TV contracts and they don't.  $700k for all sports--basketball and football--is not a lucrative football contract. 


That's not what I said. I said at the G5 level, the money is too good, one of several reasons schools are not looking to drop football.

As far as Buffalo goes, I agree with you on the stadium and the weeknight games, our struggles are lack of fan support, but these things damage our ability to build a fan base. At the end of the day, our only hope is for the product on the field to improve.

I have always maintained the most damaging to building a fan base is the incompetence coming from the administration, AD's office and the tepid support for UB from the state. This has resulted in what was a solid program in the 70s only to be dropped entirely, resurrected as a D3 program, graduating to a moribund D1 program for years, then to a vision of becoming the next big time athletics brand and retreating to a woefully under-promoted NY's Public Powerhouse. One must have a vision, stick to it, build it, stay true to it even in the face of taking step back on occasion, and continually bring along people both inside and outside the university along who are totally committed to the vision. Lacking that football is likely to continue as a rudderless program.

August 09, 2018, 12:13:06 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2018, 12:13:06 PM »
Excellent schedules for both men's and women's programs. Until we become a well respected and recognized top mid-major program we won't be able to schedule "marquee" opponents on campus. The best we can perhaps hope for is a game at Key Bank Center against such a team.

August 12, 2018, 08:24:00 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2018, 08:24:00 PM »
Excellent schedules for both men's and women's programs. Until we become a well respected and recognized top mid-major program we won't be able to schedule "marquee" opponents on campus. The best we can perhaps hope for is a game at Key Bank Center against such a team.

Even Gonzaga doesn’t get marquee opponents to come to Spokane (outside of UW & WSU). What they do get is invites to very good invitational tournies at neutral sites.  P5 schools playing tuff non-conference road games vs midmajors despite the pedigree is a pipe dream.

August 13, 2018, 12:39:13 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2018, 12:39:13 PM »
Excellent schedules for both men's and women's programs. Until we become a well respected and recognized top mid-major program we won't be able to schedule "marquee" opponents on campus. The best we can perhaps hope for is a game at Key Bank Center against such a team.

Even Gonzaga doesn’t get marquee opponents to come to Spokane (outside of UW & WSU). What they do get is invites to very good invitational tournies at neutral sites.  P5 schools playing tuff non-conference road games vs midmajors despite the pedigree is a pipe dream.

I feel like Stanford coming to UB is a pretty big get, no?

August 13, 2018, 12:47:33 PM
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2018, 12:47:33 PM »
Excellent schedules for both men's and women's programs. Until we become a well respected and recognized top mid-major program we won't be able to schedule "marquee" opponents on campus. The best we can perhaps hope for is a game at Key Bank Center against such a team.

Even Gonzaga doesn’t get marquee opponents to come to Spokane (outside of UW & WSU). What they do get is invites to very good invitational tournies at neutral sites.  P5 schools playing tuff non-conference road games vs midmajors despite the pedigree is a pipe dream.

I feel like Stanford coming to UB is a pretty big get, no?

It is, but that is for the women.  Also the Stanford coach is a local and she may be making one last trip back to the Buffalo area before retiring.

 


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