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Title: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Aggie One on July 29, 2016, 03:02:10 PM
#ONTHECHAS3

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
            Release: 07/29/2016
 
NORFOLK, Va. (July 29, 2016) –
A majority of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors predicted the North Carolina A&T football team will win their third straight (#onthechas3) MEAC title at the end of the 2016 season at the MEAC’s annual press luncheon at the Waterside Marriott on Friday.

In addition, the same group voted Aggies running back Tarik Cohen (5-6, 179, SR, Bunn, N.C.) the preseason offensive player of the year. It marked the second straight year Cohen has received the preseason honor. If he wins the postseason honor, it will be his third straight offensive player of the year award.

Cohen was also named preseason first-team All-MEAC at the luncheon along with Aggies return specialist Khris Gardin (5-7, 164, JR, Morganton, N.C.), offensive left tackle Brandon Parker (6-7, 299, R-JR, Kannapolis, N.C.), defensive tackle Marquis Ragland (6-3, 277, R-SR, Fayetteville, N.C.), defensive end Angelo Keyes (6-1, 270, R-SR, Kinston, N.C.) and placekicker Cody Jones (5-11, 141, SR, Gastonia, N.C.)

Wide receiver Denzel Keyes (6-4, 215, SR, Kinston, N.C.), right tackle Marcus Pettiford (6-3, 269, SO, Durham, N.C.), linebacker Marcus Albert (5-10, 207, R-JR, College Park, Ga.), safety Zerius Lockhart (5-10, 175, JR, Auburn, Ga.) were second-team selections. Center Darriel Mack (6-2, 291, R-JR, Clio, S.C.), defensive end Malik Hampton-Prioleau (6-4, 255, SR, Bossier City, La.) and cornerback Tard McCoy (5-9, 184, R-JR, Delray Beach, Fla.) were third teamers.

Broadway indicated that preseason accolades are based on what was accomplished the previous season, which really has no bearing on what will happen this season because there are so many unpredictable occurrences that can happen.

“No one on our schedule cares about what we accomplished last year,” said N.C. A&T Rod Broadway. “We’ve got to get last year out of our system because we’ve got a tough road ahead of us. It is certainly something they can reflect on later in life because we certainly did some special things. But right now we’ve got to start getting ourselves together because everyone else is aware of what we did and they want to do it too.”


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Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Ram55 on July 29, 2016, 03:11:50 PM
It looks like A&Ts whole defense won some recognition. Where they really that good?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on July 29, 2016, 04:03:22 PM
Yea the D was exceptional last yr. Hopefully they maintain their dominance. Only team they have issues with is NCCU
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on July 29, 2016, 04:39:16 PM
Yea the D was exceptional last yr. Hopefully they maintain their dominance. Only team they have issues with is NCCU

we had trouble stopping hampton's passing game last year too.  had it not been for our special teams taking a couple of returns to the house, we would've loss that game...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: westcoastaggie on July 29, 2016, 05:35:29 PM
NCCU should've been picked number one. We're the most complete team but they've owned since coach Mack arrived and they have arguably the most complete QB and secondary in the MEAC.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: eagle pride on July 29, 2016, 11:12:45 PM
Say what... :popcorn:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Rich Eagle on July 30, 2016, 02:10:03 AM
No we were picked about right, Until we take down the elephant in the room we should stay where we are. Under the radar.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: JBROB on July 30, 2016, 02:55:25 AM
2016 MEAC FOOTBALL
PRESEASON PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
Rank
School
Points
1.North Carolina A&T State (13)489
2.Bethune-Cookman (3)447
3.North Carolina Central (4)388
4.South Carolina State351
5.Hampton (1)265
6.Norfolk State239
7.Morgan State192
8.Florida A&M164
9.Delaware State (1)121
10.Howard90
11.Savannah State48

http://m.meacsports.com/mobile/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=20800&ATCLID=211088190
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Decks on July 30, 2016, 06:57:39 AM
I also thought nccu should have been picked first. With that dominant offensive line they are going to put up a lot of points. Also, they ended the season on a 7 game win streak which can't be overlooked.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: westcoastaggie on July 30, 2016, 08:15:23 AM
Say what... :popcorn:

 :thefan:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Rich Eagle on July 30, 2016, 09:33:49 AM
Yo Yo you guys open up the offense against Alcorn State. Yall open a special can of wipe a$$ on them, The ranking is right. Under the radar.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: WileECoyote06 on July 30, 2016, 10:26:03 AM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: westcoastaggie on July 30, 2016, 12:53:32 PM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

Y'all did lose some talented OL though and BCU lost some talent on both sides of the ball. I've seen some crazy ish happen in conference play. IMHO, another tie for first is the most likely outcome.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on July 30, 2016, 04:32:46 PM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: 81alphaeagle on July 30, 2016, 06:19:13 PM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
Sometimes you talk too much.  Let them wait and see.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: eagle pride on July 30, 2016, 10:43:33 PM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
Sometimes you talk too much.  Let them wait and see.



I was thinking the same thing.  Let them talk.  We will take 3rd during the pre-season.  :snicker
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Ram55 on August 01, 2016, 08:04:05 AM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
Sometimes you talk too much.  Let them wait and see.



I was thinking the same thing.  Let them talk.  We will take 3rd during the pre-season.  :snicker

Now Pride, it is know secret that I want you guys to stomp a hole in those dogs, but you have beaten them two times in a row and they still won the title. It seems to me that its those other schools ya'll need to worry about. If you don't take care of the others, those Aggies will be champs again... just sayin.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Rich Eagle on August 01, 2016, 12:26:33 PM
That right 55. keep trying to take care of the next team up. ;D
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 01, 2016, 12:48:49 PM
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
Sometimes you talk too much.  Let them wait and see.



I was thinking the same thing.  Let them talk.  We will take 3rd during the pre-season.  :snicker

Now Pride, it is know secret that I want you guys to stomp a hole in those dogs, but you have beaten them two times in a row and they still won the title. It seems to me that its those other schools ya'll need to worry about. If you don't take care of the others, those Aggies will be champs again... just sayin.  :shrug:

Ram55,

The aggies have been co-champs for the past 2 years (not outright champs).  By us beating them NCCU has won a share of the MEAC championship also.  Had it not been for a horrible call by refs last year in our game against B-CU, NCCU would have won the MEAC title outright and gone to the Celebration Bowl.  You know it was a bad call by the refs when even the B-CU fans say that NCCU got robbed.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on August 01, 2016, 12:59:17 PM
That NCCU vs BCU game shouldn't have been that close tho. NCCU was up 26 to 7 with 3:36 left in the 3rd. You guys let up. Don't blame that one play
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 01, 2016, 02:45:19 PM

everybody in the meac could say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  hail, we could also say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda" relative to a single play that cost us a couple of meac losses over the last two years that prevented us from outright meac titles. 

bottom line?  it is what it is, ain't no "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  the end result is in the record books and "coulda, woulda, shoulda" ain't gone change that.

and by the way, everybody had "injuries" last season.  we loss not 1, but 2 of our key wr's for the entire season before we even played our first game and both of them are back this season.  we also return another very dangerous rb who sat out last season due to "non-football" related issues.  so everybody can say they didn't have key players participate last year for whatever reason...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: eagle pride on August 01, 2016, 03:48:52 PM

everybody in the meac could say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  hail, we could also say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda" relative to a single play that cost us a couple of meac losses over the last two years that prevented us from outright meac titles. 

bottom line?  it is what it is, ain't no "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  the end result is in the record books and "coulda, woulda, shoulda" ain't gone change that.

and by the way, everybody had "injuries" last season.  we loss not 1, but 2 of our key wr's for the entire season before we even played our first game and both of them are back this season.  we also return another very dangerous rb who sat out last season due to "non-football" related issues.  so everybody can say they didn't have key players participate last year for whatever reason...



I think that's what we have been trying to say.  For everybody, this is a different year with different teams.  Some players improved over the summer and some didn't.  Let's just wait and see.  As folks are focusing on NCCU, A&T and BCU, teams like NSU, Hampton and SCSU could end up winning it.  I think they got the "Pre season" about right, now let's get ready to play some ball.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: WileECoyote06 on August 01, 2016, 05:11:22 PM

everybody in the meac could say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  hail, we could also say, "coulda, woulda, shoulda" relative to a single play that cost us a couple of meac losses over the last two years that prevented us from outright meac titles. 

bottom line?  it is what it is, ain't no "coulda, woulda, shoulda".  the end result is in the record books and "coulda, woulda, shoulda" ain't gone change that.

and by the way, everybody had "injuries" last season.  we loss not 1, but 2 of our key wr's for the entire season before we even played our first game and both of them are back this season.  we also return another very dangerous rb who sat out last season due to "non-football" related issues.  so everybody can say they didn't have key players participate last year for whatever reason...



I think that's what we have been trying to say.  For everybody, this is a different year with different teams.  Some players improved over the summer and some didn't.  Let's just wait and see.  As folks are focusing on NCCU, A&T and BCU, teams like NSU, Hampton and SCSU could end up winning it.  I think they got the "Pre season" about right, now let's get ready to play some ball.

I'm glad we avoid playing both of these teams. 

Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Rich Eagle on August 01, 2016, 05:44:14 PM
It matters not who you play, you must take care of business.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on August 01, 2016, 10:32:40 PM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Maroon and Gray on August 01, 2016, 10:49:22 PM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Where exactly would those temp seats be constructed?

Just camp out overnight so you can get your seat.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on August 02, 2016, 01:40:10 AM
How can i get a reserve tix on the NCCU side?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 02:53:57 AM
How can i get a reserve tix on the NCCU side?

Call the NCCU ticket office 919-530-5170.   If you want one of the reserved ESL seats be prepared to pay $86 for one ticket.  THAT'S RIGHT $86!!!!!!!   There are non ESL reserved seats also.  They will cost at least $50.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 03:00:48 AM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

There is really is no place to put temp bleachers inside of the stadium area.  We will probably do as we have done for the past 3 NCCU - A&T games in Durham.  There will be a jumbotron in the track area.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the game.  I think in 2010 there was about 15,000+ at that game.  That is probably the largest crowd ever for a football game at NCCU.

I can see both NCCU and A&T coming into that game with 7 - 0 MEAC records.  It will be a winner take all game.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: A&T AGGIE 96 on August 02, 2016, 11:40:50 AM
Superstar speaks the truth...if things line up right there could be 25K ready to pay to see that game...don't make it hard to take our money. I haven't been to a Aggie/eagle on centrals campus because it's such a hassle.

Truth be told I'd go to see nccu play when I can't make it to Aggie games but parking and stadium comfort are real issues in bird land.

Centrals got a winning product so make it easier for fans to support you.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: A&T AGGIE 96 on August 02, 2016, 11:40:59 AM
Superstar speaks the truth...if things line up right there could be 25K ready to pay to see that game...don't make it hard to take our money. I haven't been to a Aggie/eagle on centrals campus because it's such a hassle.

Truth be told I'd go to see nccu play when I can't make it to Aggie games but parking and stadium comfort are real issues in bird land.

Centrals got a winning product so make it easier for fans to support you. 
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on August 02, 2016, 12:47:06 PM
I love going to A&T/NCCU games.....honestly moreso at Central than at Greensboro.  I just think the environment at O-R Stadium is better than at Aggie Stadium.....primarily because it's small, tight and you're right up on the field.  Now that definitely prevents stadium expansion, but it does invite a more raucous and chaotic environment.  Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather have Aggie Stadium for football and Corbett Center for basketball (vs M-M Gymnasium), but the game day environment is better at Central's venues for these sports due to their "structural limitations."

For me, I'm always gonna make the games at Central.  I'm not one who looks at their stadium as being too small and cramped.  It's A&T vs Central - nuff said.  However, others ain't like me.  The only way I see Central's stadium expanding is if they knock down the visitor's side an construct a larger visitor side.  From what I recall, the other sides of the stadiums really cannot be expanded due to physical restraints.  Correct me if I'm wrong Eagles - you all know your surroundings better than me......
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 12:48:23 PM
Superstar speaks the truth...if things line up right there could be 25K ready to pay to see that game...don't make it hard to take our money. I haven't been to a Aggie/Eagle on NC Central's campus because it's such a hassle.

Truth be told I'd go to see NCCU play when I can't make it to Aggie games but parking and stadium comfort are real issues in bird land.

Centrals got a winning product so make it easier for fans to support you.

The issue is our stadium is in the heart of our campus and not on one of the edges of campus.  The University is landlocked and parking around campus is spread out.  BTW, parking at aggie stadium is an issue also.  Seating at OKR is comfortable if you arrive early.   BTW, this game will not be moved to Duke or any other ACC school in the area.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 12:54:27 PM
I love going to A&T/NCCU games.....honestly moreso at Central than at Greensboro.  I just think the environment at O-R Stadium is better than at Aggie Stadium.....primarily because it's small, tight and you're right up on the field.  Now that definitely prevents stadium expansion, but it does invite a more raucous and chaotic environment.  Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather have Aggie Stadium for football and Corbett Center for basketball (vs M-M Gymnasium), but the game day environment is better at Central's venues for these sports due to their "structural limitations."

For me, I'm always gonna make the games at Central.  I'm not one who looks at their stadium as being too small and cramped.  It's A&T vs Central - nuff said.  However, others ain't like me.  The only way I see Central's stadium expanding is if they knock down the visitor's side an construct a larger visitor side.  From what I recall, the other sides of the stadiums really cannot be expanded due to physical restraints.  Correct me if I'm wrong Eagles - you all know your surroundings better than me......

Actually the home side was built to add a second tier.  The plans are to enclose the open areas between the home side, endzone seats, and the visitor's side (one continuous horseshoe shape style).

I have always said that Aggie Stadium is not intimidating because the fans sit so far away from the players.  At OKR the fans are right on top of the players and does make for a raucous and loud environment, especially for the visiting team.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Decks on August 02, 2016, 01:06:08 PM
I say let nccu do for what works best for them. Can't always make major changes based on one game.  You have to be careful about adding seats when fan attendance is declining everywhere. If they want to increase revenue for that game then just increase ticket prices.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on August 02, 2016, 01:20:06 PM
I'm not telling Central what to do.  It would be nice to see them make as much money from the A&T game this year as they can.  This game could easily get 20,000 people in the fences if their stadium could hold that amount.  That's why I mentioned temporary bleachers (if their stadium could fit them in, which one of their posters says they can't).  That's cool.  Like I said, whether it be 10,000 or 18,000 folks crammed into their stadium in November, I'll be one of them  ;)
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 01:22:16 PM
I say let nccu do for what works best for them. Can't always make major changes based on one game.  You have to be careful about adding seats when fan attendance is declining everywhere. If they want to increase revenue for that game then just increase ticket prices.

Here is the pricing for all NCCU home games this year - http://www.nccueaglepride.com/sports/2010/6/22/ATHL_0622102909.aspx?&tab=6

You can see GA tickets are $35 in advance and $45 on game day.  Reserved seats are $50 for non ESL seats and $85 for ESL seats.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: ‘87 Alum on August 02, 2016, 01:22:56 PM
I say let nccu do for what works best for them. Can't always make major changes based on one game.  You have to be careful about adding seats when fan attendance is declining everywhere. If they want to increase revenue for that game then just increase ticket prices.

Decks,

there you go using common sense again....
:lmao:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: AggieManiac704 on August 02, 2016, 02:01:31 PM
i feel sorry for the ESPN crew if they end up at NCCU for that last game.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 02, 2016, 02:13:05 PM
i feel sorry for the ESPN crew if they end up at NCCU for that last game.

ESPN has been at OKR before.  If that game is on TV I feel for our Chancellor.  She will have to give up her box for the broadcasters.  The visiting radio crew will be jammed up into a smaller place.  Billy Covington needs a room all to himself.   :lmao:   I could not resist giving my homeboy some grief.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Ram55 on August 02, 2016, 02:34:21 PM
I know neither you birds or dogs want to here what a POWERFUL RAM has to say but...

I have enjoyed games between WSSU and both of ya'll better at Centrals facility. It could have been because the seats are right on the field, or it could be that we beat Central more on their field than we did the Aggies on theirs.  :lol:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Jeff Aggie Fan on August 02, 2016, 05:35:02 PM
Back to Football. That NCCU-Norfolk game on Sept 24 could be a nail bitter.  I also think SCSU is licking it chops right now with not really any pressure this year.  I would like to thank Coach Pugh for helping A&T secure a Bowl spot with that dumb fake punt that didn't work.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 02, 2016, 09:34:19 PM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Exactly. I've been telling my NCCU friends this here in Charlotte.

NCCU needs to capitalize on this opportunity by moving the game.  That game can easily draw 35K this year.

35K tickets X $25 = $875,000
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on August 02, 2016, 10:44:17 PM
I never said anything about moving the game to a different venue.  :no:
It would take away from the campus environment and local East Durham atmosphere if that was to happen.  Central needs a game like this AT HOME to stamp its football mark in the MEAC and to increase its MEAC/FCS profile. 

I've suffered before at O-R Stadium to see A&T and Central fight tooth and nail.  I can suffer for another 3 hours at O-R Stadium to see another epic battle.


Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 02, 2016, 11:44:50 PM
How will a home game increase your FCS profile as opposed to playing in a large venue with 30K fans?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Maroon and Gray on August 02, 2016, 11:45:33 PM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Exactly. I've been telling my NCCU friends this here in Charlotte.

NCCU needs to capitalize on this opportunity by moving the game.  That game can easily draw 35K this year.

35K tickets X $25 = $875,000

Why don't you take care of Jackson St, and leave NCCU out of your mouth.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 02, 2016, 11:46:36 PM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Exactly. I've been telling my NCCU friends this here in Charlotte.

NCCU needs to capitalize on this opportunity by moving the game.  That game can easily draw 35K this year.

35K tickets X $25 = $875,000

Why don't you take care of Jackson St, and leave NCCU out of your mouth.

"He aint heavy."
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on August 03, 2016, 12:23:50 AM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close. 

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade. 

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 12:48:43 AM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close.  

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade.  

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 

1. Is the game televised for that electric atmosphere?

2. I can honestly say that the atmosphere can be intensified at a larger stadium, especially when lots of fans attend an important game.

3. With a losing NC State program, I'm sure the folks in Raleigh would love to host the game. They've been b*tching since the CIAA left for Charlotte. I think the local media and NC State would be more willing to help promote the event than Duke.

4. The only way we can seriously develop a FUBU mentality is to expand our stadiums, which NCCU has no plans on doing in the foreseeable future.  HBCUs have moved their big games to larger, white-owned venues (Bayou, MCC, Florida classics, SWAC Championship) for decades and have been thriving. The large attendance numbers have translated into more revenue, sponsors, and nationally televised games.

This will be the first time in a loooooong time that both NCCU AND NCA&T will be on par when it comes to football and band. It's time for our schools to capitalize on a good opportunity by investing in our product by providing a lucrative platform and effectively marketing the event. You Eagles and Aggies are seriously missing out on media coverage and revenue keeping this game on campus.  If Miles College can have a Labor Day game at Legion Field, drawing 35K, there is no excuse for 2 of the largest HBCUs in America.

The Celebration Bowl had its doubters but it was proven to be a big success. The same can be said for the Aggies and Eagles if they move that potential monster of an event off campus.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 12:59:39 AM
Btw, this is only for healthy dialogue. Being a native of NC, I want to see my home state schools capitalize on their potential and get on par with the visibility, attendance, electricity and notoriety of other HBCUs.

A real FUBU mentality would be to do like FAMU and BCU by renting the venue yourselves (cutting the middleman/promoter) and split the profits.  The only reasons the old Aggie-Eagle failed was because of shady promoters, rainy weather and an Aggie machine that dominated NCCU's football team and band.

That was 13 years ago. That isn't the case today. 
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Maroon and Gray on August 03, 2016, 09:05:15 AM
Btw, this is only for healthy dialogue. Being a native of NC, I want to see my home state schools capitalize on their potential and get on par with the visibility, attendance, electricity and notoriety of other HBCUs.

A real FUBU mentality would be to do like FAMU and BCU by renting the venue yourselves (cutting the middleman/promoter) and split the profits.  The only reasons the old Aggie-Eagle failed was because of shady promoters, rainy weather and an Aggie machine that dominated NCCU's football team and band.

That was 13 years ago. That isn't the case today. 

Yeah....that's why you went out of state to college...and now have all these "improvements" for North Carolina schools.

Dude have a seat.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on August 03, 2016, 09:19:39 AM
How can i get a reserve tix on the NCCU side?

Call the NCCU ticket office 919-530-5170.   If you want one of the reserved ESL seats be prepared to pay $86 for one ticket.  THAT'S RIGHT $86!!!!!!!   There are non ESL reserved seats also.  They will cost at least $50.

So what is the difference in the 50 and 86 buck ticket. I asked a friend that's an Eagle alum and I thought he was kidding
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 09:20:47 AM
Btw, this is only for healthy dialogue. Being a native of NC, I want to see my home state schools capitalize on their potential and get on par with the visibility, attendance, electricity and notoriety of other HBCUs.

A real FUBU mentality would be to do like FAMU and BCU by renting the venue yourselves (cutting the middleman/promoter) and split the profits.  The only reasons the old Aggie-Eagle failed was because of shady promoters, rainy weather and an Aggie machine that dominated NCCU's football team and band.

That was 13 years ago. That isn't the case today.  

Yeah....that's why you went out of state to college...and now have all these "improvements" for North Carolina schools.

Dude have a seat.

Huh?  I went to the best school that provided me with the most money.  A lot of NC kids are choosing SWAC schools and other HHCUs.

That doesn't negate anything that I have stated.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on August 03, 2016, 09:26:21 AM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Exactly. I've been telling my NCCU friends this here in Charlotte.

NCCU needs to capitalize on this opportunity by moving the game.  That game can easily draw 35K this year.

35K tickets X $25 = $875,000

No one wants to play in that dump which is called Charlotte Memorial.

And when u show numbers , show the rental fees, cops , and other fees. And don't forget lost money on concessions for the home school
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: WileECoyote06 on August 03, 2016, 09:57:56 AM
Respect your season ticket holders, boosters, and your students.  After all, we are the ones who attend the other games and we have more skin in the game than casual fans.  I like our home-field advantage and have no desire to give it away when it's our turn to host the Aggies.  The Charlotte eagles can drive up here for this game (or take a train), just like they do for homecoming.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 10:34:32 AM
I like Central to finish on top.  No SCSU, no Hampton.....
I like them to avenge their loss to BCU....
And they get us at home..... :(
The sun, moon and stars are all aligned for an Eagles championship.  I love my Aggies; we have a strong team......but Mack has had our number and it hasn't been a fluke.

The Central/A&T game at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium may be the biggest game ever on Central's campus.  I just wish for one game, the Eagles could put some temporary bleachers up.  I can see 25,000 people wanting to see that game.

I repeat - this may be the biggest game EVER between Central and A&T.  We may have drawn bigger crowds at Carter-Finley back in the day - but from a purely competitive FCS/MEAC standpoint.....2016 will be monumental in the Aggie-Eagle rivalry.

Exactly. I've been telling my NCCU friends this here in Charlotte.

NCCU needs to capitalize on this opportunity by moving the game.  That game can easily draw 35K this year.

35K tickets X $25 = $875,000

No one wants to play in that dump which is called Charlotte Memorial.

And when u show numbers , show the rental fees, cops , and other fees. And don't forget lost money on concessions for the home school

I did not mention Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.

As for the rental costs, you can contact their stadium facilities department and they can provide you with the figures.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Jeff Aggie Fan on August 03, 2016, 11:18:14 AM
Drauma 1- Why did Alcorn decided to move their game with Jackson State from a classic game in Jackson to a home and home series.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Decks on August 03, 2016, 11:30:35 AM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close.  

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade.  

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 

1. Is the game televised for that electric atmosphere?

2. I can honestly say that the atmosphere can be intensified at a larger stadium, especially when lots of fans attend an important game.

3. With a losing NC State program, I'm sure the folks in Raleigh would love to host the game. They've been b*tching since the CIAA left for Charlotte. I think the local media and NC State would be more willing to help promote the event than Duke.

4. The only way we can seriously develop a FUBU mentality is to expand our stadiums, which NCCU has no plans on doing in the foreseeable future.  HBCUs have moved their big games to larger, white-owned venues (Bayou, MCC, Florida classics, SWAC Championship) for decades and have been thriving. The large attendance numbers have translated into more revenue, sponsors, and nationally televised games.

This will be the first time in a loooooong time that both NCCU AND NCA&T will be on par when it comes to football and band. It's time for our schools to capitalize on a good opportunity by investing in our product by providing a lucrative platform and effectively marketing the event. You Eagles and Aggies are seriously missing out on media coverage and revenue keeping this game on campus.  If Miles College can have a Labor Day game at Legion Field, drawing 35K, there is no excuse for 2 of the largest HBCUs in America.

The Celebration Bowl had its doubters but it was proven to be a big success. The same can be said for the Aggies and Eagles if they move that potential monster of an event off campus.


How can you talk about expanding stadiums when the data clearly shows college football attendance has been dropping over the last 6 years (SWAC included)?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 03, 2016, 12:18:53 PM

wallace wade stadium on duke’s campus has been completely “overhauled” and beautifully renovated.  it only seats 34k which is “ideal” for an aggie/eagle matchup.  wade stadium wouldn’t swallow up 30k folks like nc state’s or unc’s stadiums would.  so the “size” of wade stadium is perfect for the aggie/eagle. 

but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 12:30:15 PM
Drauma 1- Why did Alcorn decided to move their game with Jackson State from a classic game in Jackson to a home and home series.

They moved their game back to their 23,000 seat stadium because they stood to make more money that way as opposed to what the promoters of the CCC were providing them.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 12:34:22 PM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close. 

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade. 

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 

1. Is the game televised for that electric atmosphere?

2. I can honestly say that the atmosphere can be intensified at a larger stadium, especially when lots of fans attend an important game.

3. With a losing NC State program, I'm sure the folks in Raleigh would love to host the game. They've been b*tching since the CIAA left for Charlotte. I think the local media and NC State would be more willing to help promote the event than Duke.

4. The only way we can seriously develop a FUBU mentality is to expand our stadiums, which NCCU has no plans on doing in the foreseeable future.  HBCUs have moved their big games to larger, white-owned venues (Bayou, MCC, Florida classics, SWAC Championship) for decades and have been thriving. The large attendance numbers have translated into more revenue, sponsors, and nationally televised games.

This will be the first time in a loooooong time that both NCCU AND NCA&T will be on par when it comes to football and band. It's time for our schools to capitalize on a good opportunity by investing in our product by providing a lucrative platform and effectively marketing the event. You Eagles and Aggies are seriously missing out on media coverage and revenue keeping this game on campus.  If Miles College can have a Labor Day game at Legion Field, drawing 35K, there is no excuse for 2 of the largest HBCUs in America.

The Celebration Bowl had its doubters but it was proven to be a big success. The same can be said for the Aggies and Eagles if they move that potential monster of an event off campus.


How can you talk about expanding stadiums when the data clearly shows college football attendance has been dropping over the last 6 years (SWAC included)?

I believe that one of the factors in the declining attendance are ticket prices and lost rivalries, among other things.  That shouldn't stop any of us, including PV and Alabama State, from building and expanding stadiums.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Decks on August 03, 2016, 12:49:53 PM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close. 

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade. 

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 

1. Is the game televised for that electric atmosphere?

2. I can honestly say that the atmosphere can be intensified at a larger stadium, especially when lots of fans attend an important game.

3. With a losing NC State program, I'm sure the folks in Raleigh would love to host the game. They've been b*tching since the CIAA left for Charlotte. I think the local media and NC State would be more willing to help promote the event than Duke.

4. The only way we can seriously develop a FUBU mentality is to expand our stadiums, which NCCU has no plans on doing in the foreseeable future.  HBCUs have moved their big games to larger, white-owned venues (Bayou, MCC, Florida classics, SWAC Championship) for decades and have been thriving. The large attendance numbers have translated into more revenue, sponsors, and nationally televised games.

This will be the first time in a loooooong time that both NCCU AND NCA&T will be on par when it comes to football and band. It's time for our schools to capitalize on a good opportunity by investing in our product by providing a lucrative platform and effectively marketing the event. You Eagles and Aggies are seriously missing out on media coverage and revenue keeping this game on campus.  If Miles College can have a Labor Day game at Legion Field, drawing 35K, there is no excuse for 2 of the largest HBCUs in America.

The Celebration Bowl had its doubters but it was proven to be a big success. The same can be said for the Aggies and Eagles if they move that potential monster of an event off campus.


How can you talk about expanding stadiums when the data clearly shows college football attendance has been dropping over the last 6 years (SWAC included)?

I believe that one of the factors in the declining attendance are ticket prices and lost rivalries, among other things.  That shouldn't stop any of us, including PV and Alabama State, from building and expanding stadiums.


It's tv and live streaming. That's the future of college athletics.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 01:56:49 PM
If you have been to an Aggie/Eagle contest at O-R Stadium, you will know what I'm talking about with respect to increasing Central's profile.  The stadium is electric.  The entire campus and East side of Durham is electric.  Cameras during timeouts frequently show campus scenery and tidbits about the home HBCU.

Sure, NCCU could get 20,000+ people at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke's campus......but can you honestly say the environment would be even 25% of what it would be on Central's campus?  Not even close. 

It's hard promoting the Eagle brand on the Duke Blue Devil campus.  Furthermore, I doubt Duke would ever allow Central to paint an Eagle at the 50-yard line or have Eagle logos in the endzones at Wallace Wade. 

I think more of us need to adopt a FUBU (For Us By Us) mentality.  We can't go running to the local white school to play an important HBCU football game.  I don't want to see A&T fighting Central....at Duke.  Cultivate what you have, even if what you have ain't at much as what others may have.  IT'S YOURS!!
 

1. Is the game televised for that electric atmosphere?

2. I can honestly say that the atmosphere can be intensified at a larger stadium, especially when lots of fans attend an important game.

3. With a losing NC State program, I'm sure the folks in Raleigh would love to host the game. They've been b*tching since the CIAA left for Charlotte. I think the local media and NC State would be more willing to help promote the event than Duke.

4. The only way we can seriously develop a FUBU mentality is to expand our stadiums, which NCCU has no plans on doing in the foreseeable future.  HBCUs have moved their big games to larger, white-owned venues (Bayou, MCC, Florida classics, SWAC Championship) for decades and have been thriving. The large attendance numbers have translated into more revenue, sponsors, and nationally televised games.

This will be the first time in a loooooong time that both NCCU AND NCA&T will be on par when it comes to football and band. It's time for our schools to capitalize on a good opportunity by investing in our product by providing a lucrative platform and effectively marketing the event. You Eagles and Aggies are seriously missing out on media coverage and revenue keeping this game on campus.  If Miles College can have a Labor Day game at Legion Field, drawing 35K, there is no excuse for 2 of the largest HBCUs in America.

The Celebration Bowl had its doubters but it was proven to be a big success. The same can be said for the Aggies and Eagles if they move that potential monster of an event off campus.


How can you talk about expanding stadiums when the data clearly shows college football attendance has been dropping over the last 6 years (SWAC included)?

I believe that one of the factors in the declining attendance are ticket prices and lost rivalries, among other things.  That shouldn't stop any of us, including PV and Alabama State, from building and expanding stadiums.


It's tv and live streaming. That's the future of college athletics.

The future of college athletics is the Haves vs. Have Nots. Our games aren't being televised on major networks.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Maroon and Gray on August 03, 2016, 02:41:33 PM
Drumma1,
You have posted a lot on this matter. Have you sent ONE email/letter to someone who can green light or not any of your ideas?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: DRUMMA1 on August 03, 2016, 02:53:46 PM
Drumma1,
You have posted a lot on this matter. Have you sent ONE email/letter to someone who can green light or not any of your ideas?

This issue? No, I have not.

You would be surprised who reads Onnidan, though.  There is method to my madness.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 03, 2016, 03:17:02 PM
college student attendance at football games are down across the country and i believe its primarily because of “social media”.  many years ago before we had smart phones, tablets, and laptops, most college students relied on social events (i.e., football games, basketball games) for social interaction with other college students.  but now, college students don’t even need to leave their dorms for social interaction with other college students all over the world.

so before the social media era evolved, college students had little choice but to go to football games for social purposes.  but now, they don’t have to.  nowadays, they can even sit on the toilet and still reach more college students than they could at any football game...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 03, 2016, 03:39:03 PM


but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: ‘87 Alum on August 03, 2016, 03:58:20 PM


but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

I bet that was the last time yall played there.....

:lmao:
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 03, 2016, 04:00:29 PM
How can i get a reserve tix on the NCCU side?

Call the NCCU ticket office 919-530-5170.   If you want one of the reserved ESL seats be prepared to pay $86 for one ticket.  THAT'S RIGHT $86!!!!!!!   There are non ESL reserved seats also.  They will cost at least $50.

So what is the difference in the 50 and 86 buck ticket. I asked a friend that's an Eagle alum and I thought he was kidding

I know your Eagle friend.  He told me he told you about the $85 tickets.  If you have not been to OKR since 2014 there have been major changes to the reserved seat section on the "home side".   The center section (Section D) and some seats on both sides of Section D had all of those bleachers removed.  They were replaced by individual seats with backs to them.  Every other row was put back into it's place.  Therefore you have extended leg room and wider seats.  For myself it is great because I am 6'6".  You do not have to stand up to let someone go past you.  Also you no longer have to bring your stadium seat with you into the game.   :clap:   :bow:   These seats are called "ESL" (Eagle Seat Licensing).  Last year we paid an additional $225 per seat.  These will last for 3 years.  But this year and next year we have to pay at $75 maintenance fee per seat.  The ESL will be reviewed for the 2018 season.

The $50 tickets are regular bleacher seats next to the ESL seats but they are reserved.   All other seats are General Admission.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 03, 2016, 04:03:59 PM


but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

I bet that was the last time y'all played there.....

:lmao:

The 1972 Pelican Bowl was moved to Durham because of riots at Southern Univ in Baton Rouge a week or 2 before Thanksgiving.   So NCCU and Grambling did play at Wallace Wade.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: ‘87 Alum on August 03, 2016, 04:19:22 PM
Slope -

Tell me dude did not freaking roll up in a Duece & a Quarter, Lincoln Continental or welp, a freaking Fleetwood...onto the field....how tipsy you gotta be to come up with that game plan...then execute it flawlessly....not running anyone over.....dude prolly thought it was homecoming and he was the lead car with the Queen and her court on it.....
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 03, 2016, 04:23:58 PM
Slope -

Tell me dude did not freaking roll up in a Duece & a Quarter, Lincoln Continental or welp, a freaking Fleetwood...onto the field....how tipsy you gotta be to come up with that game plan...then execute it flawlessly....not running anyone over.....dude prolly thought it was homecoming and he was the lead car with the Queen and her court on it.....

Remember this was 44 years ago.  If memory serves my right it something like a Lincoln or a Buick Rivera.  I am almost sure it was a white car.  We could not figure out how he got his car to field level.  It is not the easiest place to get a car to the field.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: ‘87 Alum on August 03, 2016, 04:28:13 PM
Slope -

Tell me dude did not freaking roll up in a Duece & a Quarter, Lincoln Continental or welp, a freaking Fleetwood...onto the field....how tipsy you gotta be to come up with that game plan...then execute it flawlessly....not running anyone over.....dude prolly thought it was homecoming and he was the lead car with the Queen and her court on it.....

Remember this was 44 years ago.  If memory serves my right it something like a Lincoln or a Buick Rivera.  I am almost sure it was a white car.  We could not figure out how he got his car to field level.  It is not the easiest place to get a car to the field.

Oh man, Slope, you killing me.....I bet that was a sight to see!!!!  And them Dukie admin folks bout dropped a huge lincoln log in their trousers when they realized there was a dang car on the field....and it wasnt suppose to be there....
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 03, 2016, 04:59:19 PM


but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

that was all long before my time, that’s for sure.  but you’ve got to consider that wade stadium was nowhere near as nice back then as it is now.  now that duke football is a winning program, they’ve invested far more dollars into their football than years past.

and i have actually heard stories about someone driving a car onto their field.  betcha they wouldn’t rent out to an hbcu now, not after those expensive upgrades they’ve recently made at wallace wade...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: aggieman70 on August 03, 2016, 06:55:55 PM



but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

I bet that was the last time y'all played there.....

:lmao:

The 1972 Pelican Bowl was moved to Durham because of riots at Southern Univ in Baton Rouge a week or 2 before Thanksgiving.   So NCCU and Grambling did play at Wallace Wade.
Was it a good game or a blowout?
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 03, 2016, 07:13:39 PM


but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

that was all long before my time, that’s for sure.  but you’ve got to consider that wade stadium was nowhere near as nice back then as it is now.  now that duke football is a winning program, they’ve invested far more dollars into their football than years past.

and i have actually heard stories about someone driving a car onto their field.  betcha they wouldn’t rent out to an hbcu now, not after those expensive upgrades they’ve recently made at wallace wade...


I thought you were truly old school like me and OldSchoolRam.  I guess you are still a young whipper snapper.   :lol:    Wallace Wade had not changed a lot from the early 1970s until all of their recent upgrades last year. 
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Maroon and Gray on August 03, 2016, 08:39:17 PM
Drumma1,
You have posted a lot on this matter. Have you sent ONE email/letter to someone who can green light or not any of your ideas?

This issue? No, I have not.

You would be surprised who reads Onnidan, though.  There is method to my madness.

Really?  I would think that direct contact would be more effective.  I mean anybody can post anonymously.

I'm well aware that some mover-shaker types read Onnidan. 
 
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 03, 2016, 10:25:22 PM
Wallace Wade had not changed a lot from the early 1970s until all of their recent upgrades last year. 

that's my point.  i was trying to say that duke was probably more willing to rent wade stadium before all of the recent new renovations, including back in the 70's.  and by the way, i do go way back, just not as far back as the early 70's.  i was still in middle school in the early 70's...
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 04, 2016, 01:19:11 AM
Wallace Wade had not changed a lot from the early 1970s until all of their recent upgrades last year. 

that's my point.  i was trying to say that duke was probably more willing to rent wade stadium before all of the recent new renovations, including back in the 70's.  and by the way, i do go way back, just not as far back as the early 70's.  i was still in middle school in the early 70's...

NCCU has always had a good relationship with Duke.  But they probably don't want their field messed up by us.  I am sure they would not allow us to paint the field Maroon and Gray or put the Eagle logo at midfield.   NC State never allowed that all of the years we played at Carter Finley Stadium.

The NCCU AD said that she would NOT even consider moving our game to a Thursday night for TV.   That would be totally crazy.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Professor on August 04, 2016, 09:40:47 AM
Lol , it would still sell out and you would make the extra money
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: Aggie77 on August 05, 2016, 04:05:00 PM



but i agree that duke would never allow an hbcu to use their stadium for the aggie/eagle.  i just don’t see that happening, at all...


osa,

A history lesson:  NCCU and A&T have played twice at Wallace Wade Stadium.  We played in 1972 (my senior) and 1974.   In 1972 the MEAC title was on the line.  Both teams came into the game with identical records (4-1 MEAC and 8-1 Overall).  The teams were so similar that we both lost on the same weekend on the road.  NCCU lost at Delaware State and A&T lost at UMES.  It was both of those school's homecomings.

35,000 fans packed into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon November 18, 1972. The winner would represent the MEAC in the First Pelican Bowl in New Orleans against the winner of the SWAC.  NCCU won the game 9 - 7 on a FG with only :32 left in the game.   ;D   :clap:    :bow:

In 1974 we played again at Duke.  That year some "fool" managed to drive his car to field level.  During the 4th quarter he drove onto the field, got out of his car, walked over the NCCU players on the field and starting slapping hands with them because we were beating the Aggies for the 6th year in a row.  We won 29 - 18.  We have not played at Wallace Wade since then.

I bet that was the last time y'all played there.....

:lmao:

The 1972 Pelican Bowl was moved to Durham because of riots at Southern Univ in Baton Rouge a week or 2 before Thanksgiving.   So NCCU and Grambling did play at Wallace Wade.
Was it a good game or a blowout?

Yep it was a blow-out. I was there and you probably were also. ;) This was the Grambling Tigers of the early 70s, to much speed!! It seem like every Grambling TD was least 50 yards or more. There's a YouTube video out there.
Title: Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
Post by: westcoastaggie on August 05, 2016, 04:23:40 PM
How can i get a reserve tix on the NCCU side?

Call the NCCU ticket office 919-530-5170.   If you want one of the reserved ESL seats be prepared to pay $86 for one ticket.  THAT'S RIGHT $86!!!!!!!   There are non ESL reserved seats also.  They will cost at least $50.

So what is the difference in the 50 and 86 buck ticket. I asked a friend that's an Eagle alum and I thought he was kidding

I know your Eagle friend.  He told me he told you about the $85 tickets.  If you have not been to OKR since 2014 there have been major changes to the reserved seat section on the "home side".   The center section (Section D) and some seats on both sides of Section D had all of those bleachers removed.  They were replaced by individual seats with backs to them.  Every other row was put back into it's place.  Therefore you have extended leg room and wider seats.  For myself it is great because I am 6'6".  You do not have to stand up to let someone go past you.  Also you no longer have to bring your stadium seat with you into the game.   :clap:   :bow:   These seats are called "ESL" (Eagle Seat Licensing).  Last year we paid an additional $225 per seat.  These will last for 3 years.  But this year and next year we have to pay at $75 maintenance fee per seat.  The ESL will be reviewed for the 2018 season.

The $50 tickets are regular bleacher seats next to the ESL seats but they are reserved.   All other seats are General Admission.

Those PSL's are a smart idea. I can't believe I wrote this but I gotta call it when I see it; smart.