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  1. towson2006

    Athletic Department Ideas/Suggestions

    This thread asked for ideas so how about the athletic department makes a big deal out of the fact that the games are not actually free to students but that they are paying $2100/year for SECU and to be season ticket holders for every single team on campus? Instead of looking at it as the games being “free” maybe more students would be inclined to go if they looked at it as “well I’m paying for it anyway may as well go”?
  2. towson2006

    Athletic Department Ideas/Suggestions

    That office is largely staffed by interns...e.g students who are paying for the privilege to work for free to sell tickets to teams that they pay for in student fees in stadia that they pay for in student fees in return for academic credit. Oh yes and by doing a job for free that someone should get paid to do they also undercut their entry level salaries...Do you really think they care about one of the 274 season ticket holders needs? Would you? I get that it sucks not to get the care you should for the money you pay but that’s going on as well.
  3. towson2006

    Athletic Department Ideas/Suggestions

    The problem with this vision was Caret/Waddell wanted to make Towson to UMD as NC State is to UNC or Michigan State is to UM which is basically an impossible analogy to fulfill. We are in the CAA with a $70 million endowment whereas they halve endowments at or near a billion and play in the ACC and BIG. They are also R1 institutions and Towson is not, which means big grants and nonsense that matters to them doesn’t to Towson as much. Plus the USM would have to approve of us being a true sister school to UMD which wouldn’t go over well with other institutions in the consortium. My favorite part of this whole thing is Caret and Waddell also often said sport was the front porch to this school, but the former presided over our largest period of student population growth in 30 years and we sucked at the “revenue” sports. Must have been the reverse front porch or something...or sport means jack all to Towson students outside of the select few who post here, go to games, etc. There really isn’t a lot that can be done about that.
  4. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    The fact that the michigan game was in 1997, and marked the first time we had hardwood floors, is one of the most amazing things to me. It means we beat Louisville on Kemturf (and they agreed to come play us) as well as went to the tournament by winning at least once on that floor.
  5. towson2006

    How embarrassing

    There is another little brother out there who is looking to transfer and prove himself at the DI level with immediate playing time, and a major that Towson has.
  6. towson2006

    How embarrassing

    Have you read his contract?
  7. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    But if history shows, relative to energy and expense spent, no one really cares about football or basketball at Towson as evidenced by the myriad posts on here with the same explanations for why: beds on campus, bad coaching, no outreach, no connection with Greek life, administration shutting down any fun to be had at tailgating, students historically behaving in ways that lead to tailgate shutdowns (burning a band float in the 80s leading to a decade of no tailgating, throwing beer cans at cop cars in the mid 2000s, backflips off trucks and landing on your face, etc), then why don’t we, at Towson, enjoy and celebrate success in all our sports. Then again actually knowing this history and understanding that we’ve literally struggled with an apathetic fan base since the inception of sport on this campus with numerous failed attempts at fundraising, threats to cut teams (sometimes successfully), and the absurd amount of money students are charged to pay for the teams they don’t care about in buildings they don’t fill for an athletic department they pay money to work for in return for college credit makes me a know it all. We aren’t a private institution that can do super shady stuff like Grand Canyon, we aren’t the number one show in town with college park to the south, and a better band to watch across town, there’s a ton of fun stuff to do around here besides watch fcs football or mid-major basketball. There’s no magic elixir that is ever going to change that. Given the aforementioned, I’d rather enjoy the cool stuff we have going on here. If it’s a 7-win football team that occasionally makes the playoffs in a tournament that almost always ends with NDSU as the winner great, if it’s a MBB team that wins 16-23 games a year in a middling conference that literally has no teams in it now that have reached the Final Four fantastic, win a CAA tourney in WBB and get smoked by UConn that’s actually our ceiling. When you change the metric for success to something that is reasonable and achievable it’s easier to enjoy what’s going on around here that’s all.
  8. What an excellent post to celebrate the first undefeated VBall team in CAA history!
  9. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    Like the AD before and the AD before...and, as I’ve said previously this is as good as Towson sport has been across the board in 50 years. A few crappy losses don’t change that.
  10. towson2006

    How embarrassing

    Don’t let facts get in the way of a good poutfest. We need new coaches and a better AD and a better student section and Greek life to care and the Baltimore media to cover us and THEN Towson sports will be what it has always destined to be...
  11. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    How has that worked out for VCU, George Mason, Loyola (Chi), and all the other schools where the coach left? It’s not fear of the uncertainty that I have...rather I am certain that if we spend money to fire Skerry AND then someone comes in and gets us to the dance (something only 1 coach has ever done for us) Towson will not be in a position to get a markedly better coach nor be a more desirable job. I support our teams as much as anyone, and I don’t see that understanding as defeatist so much as being realistic with the hand we have been dealt.
  12. towson2006

    FB falls to Elon, 25-23

    ...only $400k+/year left on contracts to go. Pretty much every school at our level deal with the fact that most years are considered good with 7 wins...unless we have forgotten that little 23 years straight of losing in basketball and that decade straight of losing badly in football. It sucks right now, and those were two bad losses, but at least these teams are worth watching.
  13. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    Ok so who in our history would not qualify as losers, soft, and can’t win? Who do you hire that changes that image and stays?
  14. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    1. The attendance argument has been an issue since the inception of sport at Towson. The only time we ever sold out for a football game in Unitas was when Waddell got the ok from an Interim President to have the SGA pay the NCAA for student seats in 2011. Never before or since have we come close. The only time b-ball has come close to sold out is when we put in hardwood at the Towson center and we got Michigan to come play ... in 1997. Otherwise it’s Robin Thicke and Avril Lavigne that get people in our arenas 2. We will never become a basketball power. Our best hope is to catch lightning in a bottle for a couple years, and PS presents just as good a chance as most anyone we’d hire to complete that task.
  15. towson2006

    Pat Skerry & Tim Leonard

    It took Vince Angotti 6 years after a new stadium to start winning...plus it’s the extension that is a massive deterrent in the fire PS argument. What sort of improvement are we gonna see above and beyond where we are at that will justify paying him not to work and hiring someone else? How does that get past the board of regents who didn’t even want to fire DJ Durkin?

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