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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: fan attendance at bulls games
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:07:15 AM »
I think it is silly talk to say kill football.  Heck, UB doesn't even fill Aluminum Arena for BB............some people think because they like BB that that is the only thing that matters, and that is stupid.  Football pays bills, even if it bad football.....

UB will never make anything passed the first round in basketball.

Nobody said kill it, but drop down to FCS. The program is one of the worst since it's been FBS. Nobody goes to games after September. The stadium sucks. Nobody in WNY cares. Focus those resources into basketball.

UB has a waaaaaay better shot at getting passed round 1 (you obvisously don't watch the tourney to say something so stupid) than football does playing in anything better than the little Cesar's bowl or whatever meaningless bowl game nobody watches. Much better chance of exposure being in the big dance and making some noise than play in those stupid bowl games. (Hard to do when you are 2-10/4-8 each year anyway)

There would be a lot of early costs associated with dropping down to FCS, including fees to get out of the MAC and lost revenue from conference affiliation and TV contracts.  Also, I assume that we bus most places for MAC football games.  FCS would likely require a larger footprint.

We would save on scholarships (i.e. lost tuition revenue) since FCS requires less scholarships than FBS...but that assumes we wouldn't subsidize those lost students in other ways (academic scholarships, etc.)

I am almost certain they charter flights to even the mac games.

What FCS conference is better for us, geographically, than the MAC?

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: fan attendance at bulls games
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:06:16 AM »
I say it all the time, drop football or drop it down to FCS, focus all money and resources on hoops here. Be a Villanova/Marquette/Gonzaga/Creighton etc.

Oh, FFS!

If we drop to FCS we lose.....

A million dollars a year from the football playoff payout (MAC get's 12 million)
3/4 of a million a year (or about that) from the MAC's TV contract
500K-1,000,000 a year in payout games against teams like Nebraska, Minnesota, and Penn State.

So there... We're FCS and we can drop some scholarships saving about a million...
And we've thrown away 2-3 million in revenue.

Tell me again how this would help anything?


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Buffalo Bulls Football / Nevada BRUWPEG!
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:12:58 PM »
Hey all, here is the BRUWPEG for the Nevada games. After one week things are wide open.

http://www.ubbullrun.com/2016/9/12/12884880/bruwpeg-is-back-for-nevada

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What's really funny to me is how fast these state governments are tripping over themselves to send non essential travel to Cuba despite their horrid human rights record....

But whatever. Cuomo can ban a state school from travel if he wants to... If he wants to screw over Albany so be it.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: NCAA League/Team payouts
« on: May 18, 2016, 05:23:39 PM »
Its universal. The WAC, America East, Summit, CAA, Horizon, NEC, Southern, SWAC, Big South, MAAC, Mountain West, Big Sky. MAC, Ohio Valley and MEAC each got 1.7m and divide it up by the number of conference teams. This one one of the reasons Butler left the Horizon  League as whether theywon the league tournament or not, more than likely they'd get an "At Large" bid and after 2 consecutive final fours, enough was enough sothey went to the A-10 with the league fully knowing they would move to the Big East when the football schools departed. Also every game whether home or away is on one of the FOX channels so its attractive to recruits.

Ummmm no... The conference gets 1.7 million and then divides it up, not always equally. I'm not sure of the exact formula anymore but there is a chunch divided equally and then the rest based on tournament games played, home games, and RPI..

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General Discussion / Re: Applications up 10%
« on: March 27, 2016, 09:59:14 AM »
This nugget is nice to see

"Geographic diversity also is on the rise, with a 12 percent increase in applications from those outside New York State."

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Solomon Jackson Passed away last night
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:15:13 AM »
http://www.ubbullrun.com/buffalo-football/2016/3/1/11138232/buffalo-bulls-defensive-end-solomon-jackson-dies-in-the-hospital

No details on what happened and frankly I don't want them. Pray for his family and we will update this article if a public memorial service is announced.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Poetic Justice! Hurley bites it in opener
« on: February 05, 2016, 01:52:51 PM »
I have been thinking about this particular Hurley thread and I really don't know why it exists.

Maybe to keep an eye on a few of those players that were recruited to UB (or left UB)...that's okay.  But to troll Hurley ("Hurley bites it in the opener"), I think we should just let it go away without the updates on how ASU lost such and such game.

Hurley came here and in two years he won a MAC Championship.  I will never forget that.

But...the whole league hated Hurley.  And this should come as no surprise to anyone.  Everyone hates Hurley...still...and he hasn't played in a long time.  He's the same dude that everyone hated twenty years ago (except Duke fans).   Now he is just with ASU and I am sure the whole PAC 12 hates him...except ASU fans (for now).


He tried to burn the program down on his way out the door.

Not sure what you mean here.  That he took a few guys with him when he made a move to a P5 conference?  Or something else?


I've heard it was Hurley or someone in his camp who brought the news into the "internal strife" for the hit job piece they leveled at Danny White. I also belive (but have literally no proof at all) that Evans was advised by someone to start his social media tantrum.

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: 2016 Schedule
« on: January 14, 2016, 02:46:08 PM »
Albany. AGAIN. We are the only FBS school in the country trying to build a rivalry with a freaking FCS school. I hate it.

Twice in a row is not a rivalry, it's a cheap game to buy. Now Temple and Villinova had a freaking trophy game!

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General Discussion / Re: Starks
« on: January 14, 2016, 02:43:22 PM »
His game yesterday was awesome.
At first Lacy got down field and Starks scored. Then Starks got em downfield and Lacy scored. It was really awesome to watch.

And I hear the two get along really well, always the first to congratulate the other on a great play/game.

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General Discussion / Re: UB Athletic Financing
« on: December 17, 2015, 11:00:15 AM »
No to DIII..

UB would then not be mentioned with the Miami of Ohios but the Buff States..

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: 2016 QB...a transfer?
« on: December 06, 2015, 10:33:47 AM »
Could be possible. Grant Rohach of Iowa State...didn't play this year, wants out. Would be eligible to play right away. He said he's talked to Buffalo, Southern Utah and James Madison.

One year of eligibility.... right? I'm not thrilled about that.

EDIT:
http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/iowa-state-backup-qb-grant-rohach-will-transfer-120315
This says he has two years. Thats better.

That can't be correct.  He's played three years and will graduate from ISU in December.

Did not see the field this year and used his RS. If he can play right away he has two years.

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: The road to bowl eligibility
« on: November 26, 2015, 12:35:13 PM »
http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/11/26/9803342/ncaa-football-bowl-eligibility-watch

Here is a list of this weekends 5-6 games, how to watch, and who to root for.

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interesting question.    given that UB has football - why would A-10 even be a consideration.   not quite sure what AAC would deliver that MAC doesnt.   If, as seems to be the sense of the conversation that the AAC is a stronger conference, given that UB is at best mediocre in the MAC, why the move?     size of school has nothing to do with quality of athletics program.   UB is a program with little in the way of history at the DI/FBS level.   Do people forget when UB had an FCS football program - no one was happy with that, not too mention there are not a lot of FCS teams in the area.

Beyond being a slightly better football conference and a much better hoops conference the AAC would put UB road games in the NYC (UConn) to DC (Temple) corridor and in Florida where there are many more UB Alumni than say, Michigan or Indiana.

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