USFDan

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  1. http://www.goduquesne.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111716aac.html He signed a LOI during the early signing period in November.
  2. Thanks for the info, I just picked up some seats in 109.
  3. Coming down from Connecticut for the game. Looking for 3 tickets with club access for myself, my wife, a 10 year old and a 15 month old. Having a comfortable place to take the little one is a must. If anyone has a few extra tickets to sell I am interested. Thanks!
  4. So does this mean they won't be in Dallas for the Cotton Bowl?
  5. Bausfkid - I'm looking at buying tickets for this game. I know I can buy them through USF and sit with our fans, but I am also wondering about the club level seats. These are priced higher but do they include club access like at Ray J? I'm asking because I have a one year old and having the club for my wife to take our little one would be a huge plus. We went to Syracuse last week and the little one did great, but the Temple game is a night game. I've tried to look online for a definitive answer but haven't found one. Do you know if access is included?
  6. How can we complain, we haven't beat anyone yet. None of the teams we have won against have my FBS wins.
  7. The report says each finalist is expected to make presentations to the Big 12 in the next few weeks, "presumably in Dallas." After reviewing the candidates, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and his staff will trim the list to two candidates. Only two final candidates per the report.
  8. Definitely worth checking out. I go to the location near my office in Stamford, CT all of the time. The location of the USF section in the Carrier Dome doesn't look appealing. I'm looking at buying tickets in section 115 or 317/318. What is the best source to find tickets? Stubhub/ticketmaster?
  9. The problem with any kind of mandate like this is the fact that these teams need 7 or 8 homes games every season... that will be impossible to do if they only play each other. So the G5 will continue to have access... but it will be very hard to get home-and-home games with the P5. We might get 2-for-1 deals... or we'll get passed over for another G5 team that would be willing to take a 1-and-done game. I think the argument about needing 7 or 8 home games doesn't hold water anymore. The P5 teams are bringing in more money from tv, playoffs, etc. than they ever dreamed possible. That's an old bs argument that should have went away when all of the bcs money started flowing. If a P5 needs a 7th or 8th game for their athletic programs to survive then there must be some serious mismanagement of money going on. USF brings in a small fraction of what the P5 brings in yet we can build all of these new facilities and pay our coaches over $1m a year. All with low attendance and a small donor base on top of it.
  10. Amen to that, and btw, what the eff do you fire (insert some poor coaches name here) people want? If we happen to win 6 this year and go to a bowl, are you all going to bash the team and say we only did it because the competition sucks? F all of you entitled, instant gratification needing brats. I'll agree there are a lot of fans that demand instant gratification. I never agreed with the fire Leavitt he has peaked crowd. We are a very young program and fan base. With that said, what will cost more, Taggart's buy out or the decline in attendance and fans? I think it's reasonable to assume we have lost 10k in ticket sales per game and at $20/ticket that's $200k/game or $1.2m per a six game home season. How much will also be lost from the smaller donor base? The system this team runs is so boring to watch even winning 7-8 games a year won't bring back all the fans we have lost. This is college football, and win or lose, the product on the field better be entertaining. I'm not sure if we need to fire anyone yet, but as a longtime fan I'm also not sure if I can continue to watch this brand of football. This coming from a fan that has watched our basketball team lose for the last 20 years! This program needs to turn around the attendance problem as quickly as possible. Will it happen with Taggart's brand of football? I also don't see the we can't afford his buyout argument. Just turning around the attendance by 10k will pay for his buyout and also increase the donor base. Do you see fans coming back next year or the year after? Will a new coach and style bring them back sooner? That's the question that needs to be answered.
  11. So are we saying they should take away thousands of athletic scholarships across the country? These same athletic scholarships that give some kids their only opportunity to get a quality education? I think this is going to have some big unintended consequences.
  12. The point I was trying to make was that the stadium was on campus. A state of emergency has what affect on walking to the stadium? Not many students showed up. With all due respect you have no idea what you're talking about. The weather here is unbelievably bad and they are completely unprepared for it. I lived most of my life in the Northeast. I know what a State of Emergency is for winter storms. You stay off the roads so that emergency equipment can do their jobs of deicing and plowing. You can walk to a store if it is open. Just saying that students can walk to a game ON CAMPUS in a State of Emergency. And like I said, wait until USF has an OCS and 800 students show up because it was hot and humid and mainly because the team is losing. Then everyone will be lamenting the fact that we spent $150 million for something that stays empty most of time - even during game days. SMU only has 6k undergraduates and less than 2k live on campus. If they all showed up, the stadium would have still been empty.
  13. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/footballpreps/largo-running-back-jarvis-stewart-arrested/2151481 According to the article she was 12 and he admitted to knowing that.
  14. Interesting article on the breakup of the BE. http://m.ctpost.com/connpost/db_14741/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Pq98hnrR Chris Elsberry: Greed tore Big East apart 04/13/2013 11:35 AM It was the spring of 2011. Sitting on the table in front of the 16 presidents of the Big East was a new television deal from ESPN. A nine-year deal worth an estimated $1.3 billion, or $130 million a year. It was a deal that would have guaranteed the eight football members around $14 million a year and the non-football schools around $6 million annually. According to various published reports, the Big East presidents approved the ESPN deal by a 12-4 vote. All was right with the world. But ¦ while the conference presidents were poring over the fine print, ESPN and Fox Sports announced a deal with the Pac-10, a mega-deal that was going to pay the conference an estimated $250 million a year. Guess what happened? The greedy Big East presidents suddenly had second thoughts about their meager $130-million-a-year deal and re-voted on the contract, thinking they could strong-arm a lot more money from the networks. The vote was 16-0 ¦ against the ESPN deal. So, instead of having a nine-year, $1.3 billion agreement, the Big East had nothing. And because of that, just a few months later, the football teams started deserting like rats leaving a sinking ship. West Virginia left for the Big 12. Pitt and Syracuse bolted for the ACC. Then Louisville (ACC), Rutgers (Big 10) followed. Worst of all, the seven non-football schools -- Georgetown, St. John's. Marquette, Providence, Villanova, DePaul and Seton Hall -- also left, taking the Big East name with them. Just like that, perhaps the most powerful overall conference in college sports was destroyed. And in the era of fellowship and handing out blame where it's due, these are the names of the presidents that ruined the once-proud Big East: Dr Gregory Williams (Cincinnati), Phillip E. Austin, Ph.D (UConn), Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed. D (DePaul), John J. DeGioia, Ph. D (Georgetown), Dr. James Ramsey (Louisville), Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. (Marquette), Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. (Notre Dame), Mark Nordberg, JD (Pittsburgh), Rev. Brian J. Shanley O.P. (Providence), Dr. Richard L. McCormick (Rutgers), Rev. Donald J. Harrington C.M. (St. John's), A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph. D (Seton Hall), Dr. Judy Genshaft (South Florida), Dr. Nancy Canton (Syracuse), Rev. Peter M. Donahue O.S.A. (Villanova) and James P. Clements Ph. D (West Virginia). And as the Big East took its last dying breath this past week with Louisville winning the men's NCAA title and UConn taking the NCAA women's crown, leave it to Husky coach Geno Auriemma to put what happened to the Big East in stark perspective. "We have three Big East (women's teams) in the Final Four, and we have two on the men's side," Auriemma said before the Final Four. "So we've got five of the eight Big East teams, five of the eight national championship contenders are Big East schools. So I guess the shout-out should go out to all the presidents for having the foresight to tear apart the greatest basketball conference that's ever existed." All because of money. "It just seems like loyalty, integrity and congeniality are gone," former commissioner Mike Tranghese said earlier this year when asked about the demise of the Big East. "College football has taken control of everything that's going on. All of these moves are about football and money and greed. I'm embarrassed about the whole thing." A lot of people are. And they're upset too. "I think the way the Big East has changed, it's not the great conference it was. It's completely different now," Syracuse men's coach Jim Boeheim said at the Final Four. "I love the Big East, but if the Big East was the same as it was, or even remotely the same, I would quit because I wouldn't be happy. I should be happy because I've always thought that the two best leagues in the country were the ACC and the Big East over the last 34 years. But the Big East is not the same. In fact, there's more Big East teams in the ACC than there are Big East teams in whatever the conference is now, American whatever." And this from Louisville's Rick Pitino: "For me personally, leaving the Big East, it's very, very difficult," he said. "We love Dave Gavitt, we love the fact that he put something special together, and for me personally growing up on 26th Street on the East side of Manhattan, being a New York Knicks assistant and head coach, leave the Garden, is a big loss personally for all the great memories we've had." Just two years ago, the Big East was on the verge of signing a billion-dollar deal that would have carried the league into the 2020's. Today, everything that Dave Gavitt built is gone. Thanks to 16 greedy presidents that tore apart the greatest basketball conference ever. celsberry@ctpost.com http://Twitter@elsctpost (30)
  15. I could see some hybrid form of going Indy for football. UConn, Cincy, Temple, USF, Navy and a couple of other schools can do a scheduling arrangement and sell the TV games each year. No strings attached and anyone can leave at anytime. Try to see if another conference will take us for other sports with a low buyout. Just a thought.