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Title: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: klg14 on May 23, 2022, 11:31:40 AM
...says Nick Saban should schedule HBCUs
https://hbcugameday.com/2022/05/23/tuskegee-ad-has-di-plans-says-nick-saban-should-schedule-hbcus/
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Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 23, 2022, 12:10:31 PM
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Ruffin revealed that Tuskegee, which hired him from rival Miles College the winter, is looking to move to Division I.

“BTW you not going to leave Tuskegee University out of it because we are going D1 and yes I said it,” Ruffin continued.



 :popcorn:
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Post by: colapanther13 on May 23, 2022, 12:35:54 PM
I’m genuinely curious. Where were all these ambitious plans when he was at Miles?
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Post by: Professor on May 23, 2022, 12:37:53 PM
Wish them the best and good luck. Nothing wrong with having dreams
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Post by: Ivan on May 23, 2022, 02:13:05 PM
I think it is a mistake for Tuskegee to try this........................................... :tiptoe:
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Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 23, 2022, 02:17:34 PM
I predict 10 pages minimum for this one.  ;D
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Post by: y04185 on May 23, 2022, 02:18:22 PM
What conference?
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 02:25:43 PM
I predict 10 pages minimum for this one.  ;D
Nah, only because we've been waiting on this for so long. It sort of has taken the sting out of it. So it's more like a Missouri attitude about it now.
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Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 23, 2022, 02:56:12 PM
of course, the comments have already begun on social media....   
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 03:02:02 PM
of course, the comments have already begun on social media....
I haven't run across many yet.
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Post by: SSUTigerFan on May 23, 2022, 03:20:32 PM
I dint think alumns will go along with this.  TU alumns have said they have other issues of concern.
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Post by: JAG89 on May 23, 2022, 03:33:53 PM
It's time to let Uncle Booker's dreams flourish on the next level. After over 100-plus years, change is long overdue. Complacency is not how one will conquer the world.
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Post by: MilesBear1 on May 23, 2022, 03:56:43 PM
 :lol: :lmao:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 23, 2022, 03:59:38 PM
https://www.facebook.com/hbcugameday

APPROACHING 300 COMMENTS....
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 04:04:24 PM
https://www.facebook.com/hbcugameday

APPROACHING 300 COMMENTS....
Look like they are talking more about being afraid to play Alabama than anything else.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on May 23, 2022, 04:05:02 PM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 04:42:53 PM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on May 23, 2022, 04:45:28 PM
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 04:56:30 PM



TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!

Hmm....I'd say they have a couple of others that could apply to.
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 05:01:35 PM
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on May 23, 2022, 05:03:12 PM
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 06:07:55 PM
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!
Ok, I hadn't heard about that.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Sara on May 23, 2022, 06:24:38 PM


tu barely if at all win games in their own division  :brickwall:
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Post by: PRETTYNUPE1414 on May 23, 2022, 06:59:25 PM
He believes so I can believe. Somebody has to have a new vision and break the cycle. Let's Go Skegeeee! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: oldcat on May 23, 2022, 07:10:40 PM
Go ahead TU,,, you got my blessings,,,, just remember,,,, you can always come back!!!!!!
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 07:30:50 PM


tu barely if at all win games in their own division  :brickwall:
That's not a prerequisite of qualifying to be eligible to move up to D1. At least not at the moment
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Post by: BisonBlu on May 23, 2022, 07:33:14 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: y04185 on May 23, 2022, 08:35:09 PM
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!

Correct me if I'm wrong, the loans were deferred for several years without accruing interest. 
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Post by: Que82 on May 23, 2022, 08:36:06 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:
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Post by: SSUTigerFan on May 23, 2022, 09:07:19 PM
Yes, I thought I had died and gone to hell.  Now, that is hot in Bama.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on May 23, 2022, 09:43:28 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

Those hot and steamy Saturday afternoons are a huge home field advantage for TU, especially against HBCU’s from the Upper South that aren’t as acclimated to that kind of heat and humidity!!

As far as actual stadium improvements are concerned, I think it’s pretty safe to say that there will be the obvious major improvements such as a new field house, press box, weigh room, electronic scoreboard, parking, and of course lights for starters. 
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Post by: KnuckDogg on May 23, 2022, 09:57:21 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

Man, I caught a Tuskegee/Albany State game at 1 PM @ Tuskegee on a Saturday afternoon in early September, and yes, it was hotter than the hinges of HELL out there! I really couldn't figure out how in the WORLD the football players were able to function in that heat!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: AntonioM229 on May 23, 2022, 09:59:48 PM
Yes, I thought I had died and gone to hell.  Now, that is hot in Bama.
:lmao: :lmao:
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Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 23, 2022, 10:09:09 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

Correction: it’s set at Normal when you roll thru…you going skrait to hell anyway…should be used to that type of heat by now
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Post by: Decks on May 23, 2022, 10:12:52 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

Correction: it’s set at Normal when you roll thru…you going skrait to hell anyway…should be used to that type of heat by now

You're crazy!  :lmao:
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Post by: lew9ball on May 23, 2022, 10:13:18 PM
Seeing is believing. Don't what to get too "hyped" been down this road several times before. On the other hand circumstances in Skegee must change they cannot get much worst. This sound like a good plan and wishing Mother Tuskegee all the best regardless the outcome. :nod:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: AntonioM229 on May 23, 2022, 10:19:44 PM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.
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Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 10:49:49 PM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU
Here you go trying to pawn SCSU off on the SWAC. Ain't you got enough conference realignment going on in your own house?
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 23, 2022, 10:53:28 PM
It's time to let Uncle Booker's dreams flourish on the next level. After over 100-plus years, change is long overdue. Complacency is not how one will conquer the world.
But we are so comfortable with staying in a safe zone.
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Post by: ncsiacfan on May 24, 2022, 12:05:44 AM
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 12:36:12 AM
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?
If they could why wouldn't they?
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Post by: JAG89 on May 24, 2022, 12:53:58 AM
It's time to let Uncle Booker's dreams flourish on the next level. After over 100-plus years, change is long overdue. Complacency is not how one will conquer the world.
But we are so comfortable with staying in a safe zone.

While others are constantly trying to figure out ways to take whatever little we have. And we just sit idly by and watch them take over, while blaming each other for our own regressions. Even first generation foreigners come here to profit off our apathy.
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 07:55:08 AM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
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Post by: ALMIGHTY on May 24, 2022, 09:42:50 AM
While SCSU has a history with many SWAC schools, SC is a Mid Atlantic Southern state with stronger ties to the MEAC footprint.  Our largest concentration of Alums reside in SC, DMV and NC.  In addition there are thousands of SC natives that live up and down the eastern seaboard that are SCSU fans.

SCSU has no desire to move or see the MEAC collapse.  It works against all of its advantages.  This has been determined by the powers that be shortly after FAM and BCU left the MEAC.

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Post by: BisonBlu on May 24, 2022, 10:22:02 AM
Yes, I thought I had died and gone to hell.  Now, that is hot in Bama.

Most teams play day games because we are able to get more fans out. I'm sure that if TU was to get the scholarship dollars associated with the move to D1, I'm sure that they'd be able to ramp up their facilities fairly soon after.  The big thing would be the national exposure that could drive an increased student body population.
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Post by: FunCkMaster on May 24, 2022, 10:27:52 AM
While SCSU has a history with many SWAC schools, SC is a Mid Atlantic Southern state with stronger ties to the MEAC footprint.  Our largest concentration of Alums reside in SC, DMV and NC.  In addition there are thousands of SC natives that live up and down the eastern seaboard that are SCSU fans.

SCSU has no desire to move or see the MEAC collapse.  It works against all of its advantages.  This has been determined by the powers that be shortly after FAM and BCU left the MEAC.

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Post by: SSUTigerFan on May 24, 2022, 10:42:55 AM
 :clap:
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Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 24, 2022, 10:51:56 AM
 :popcorn:  looking listening....carry on  O0
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Post by: ncsiacfan on May 24, 2022, 11:08:32 AM
After the SIAC was rated the best D11 conference in the nation, I stopped being a critic. We also have the same geographical footprint as the Gulf South Conference which may be the best football playing D11 conference in the nation. Most of us don't have to travel far for games. When you are thinking about trying to beat Valdosta State, West Alabama, and West Georgia, it gives you a different mindset. The question is what do you have to gain? Tuskegee is in the same state with two SWAC schools that they are use to playing. Things are different with them.
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Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 24, 2022, 11:17:22 AM
AD Ruffin spoke on it & I also think UA should schedule our in state D1 HBCU teams. Not just in Football but other sports too.

I know Auburn faced Skegee in a baseball exhibition game this year. Miles played UAB. Auburn had played both A&M and Bama State in football.

I don’t know if that school in Tuscaloosa played any of our schools in a major sport yet….
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 11:41:33 AM


Tuskegee is in the same state with two SWAC schools that they are use to playing. Things are different with them.

You really don't have much of an understanding about D1 football or TU history with SWAC schools do you?
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 11:48:47 AM
AD Ruffin spoke on it & I also think UA should schedule our in state D1 HBCU teams. Not just in Football but other sports too.

I know Auburn faced Skegee in a baseball exhibition game this year. Miles played UAB. Auburn had played both A&M and Bama State in football.

I don’t know if that school in Tuscaloosa played any of our schools in a major sport yet….
We played them in basketball they haven't been good enough to meet us in any of LSU baseball regionals.
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Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 24, 2022, 12:26:25 PM
Not 100% related to his prior comments,,,but improvements are underway in Macon County, Alabama

https://twitter.com/tu_footba11/status/1529133637253353477?s=21&t=uWEDUUASjnWrLb8Kj4yhyg
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 12:38:58 PM
Not 100% related to his prior comments,,,but improvements are underway in Macon County, Alabama

https://twitter.com/tu_footba11/status/1529133637253353477?s=21&t=uWEDUUASjnWrLb8Kj4yhyg
Awesome!
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Post by: ncsiacfan on May 24, 2022, 12:53:30 PM
I have quite a history of attending NCCU games. Before coming to Durham, I was a season ticket holder at The University of Michigan for three years. I attended the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classics when it was still the Columbus Classic. What is it that I am missing or do not understand?
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Post by: bluedog on May 24, 2022, 12:56:02 PM


I have quite a history of attending NCCU games. Before coming to Durham, I was a season ticket holder at The University of Michigan for three years. I attended the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classics when it was still the Columbus Classic. What is it that I am missing or do not understand?

The answer to the question I actually asked for starters. 
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Post by: KnuckDogg on May 24, 2022, 03:00:29 PM
AD Ruffin spoke on it & I also think UA should schedule our in state D1 HBCU teams. Not just in Football but other sports too.

I know Auburn faced Skegee in a baseball exhibition game this year. Miles played UAB. Auburn had played both A&M and Bama State in football.

I don’t know if that school in Tuscaloosa played any of our schools in a major sport yet….

My SPARTANS of NSU played Alabama @ Alabama in the NIT one year, and we beat them. The Bama basketball coach lost his job, too.
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Post by: ncsiacfan on May 24, 2022, 03:01:33 PM
I have reviewed your posts. I can't see what you are questioning nor what I said that was questioned. I could not be from Atlanta without having friends from Tuskegee. I am glad to see them playing Hampton again. My high school buddies went to what was then Clark College, Hampton, Morehouse, Morris Brown and Tuskegee and that was it. I wish Tuskegee well. I hope when they are D1 that they continue to play "Da House".
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Post by: AntonioM229 on May 25, 2022, 12:06:29 AM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from? 
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Post by: JAG89 on May 25, 2022, 12:50:08 AM
All I'm going to say, Tuskegee has always had the brain 🧠 power.  After 140 years of being in existence (one year younger than SU), it's way beyond the time for our most prestigious and private HBCUs to show off their talent on a much bigger stage and it's goes beyond football and sports.  Playing at the DI level will provide Tuskegee a chance to market itself to a much wider audience. Also, a few premier DI HBCU football schools owe their existence to Tuskegee, such as Grambling, which was founded by Charles P. Adams, a Tuskegee graduate. Although later on, it took a SU graduate (Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones aka Prez) to hire the Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. who put Grambling on the map as the face of HBCU football. Prez Jones was also responsible for growing Grambling from an Industrial School for Negroes to Grambling College and now Grambling State University.  Prez Jones father (John Sebastian Jones aka Dean Jones) was one of SU's founders and the school's first dean. IMO, Tuskegee's legacy and history should be right up there with SU and Grambling when it comes football and sports in general. I would love to see Tuskegee a member institution of the SWAC whenever the conference decides to make that move as a FBS football conference.
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Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 12:50:15 AM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: AntonioM229 on May 25, 2022, 03:00:21 AM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: lew9ball on May 25, 2022, 07:56:05 AM
All I'm going to say, Tuskegee has always had the brain 🧠 power.  After 140 years of being in existence (one year younger than SU), it's way beyond the time for our most prestigious and private HBCUs to show off their talent on a much bigger stage and it's goes beyond football and sports.  Playing at the DI level will provide Tuskegee a chance to market itself to a much wider audience. Also, a few premier DI HBCU football schools owe their existence to Tuskegee, such as Grambling, which was founded by Charles P. Adams, a Tuskegee graduate. Although later on, it took a SU graduate (Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones aka Prez) to hire the Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. who put Grambling on the map as the face of HBCU football. Prez Jones was also responsible for growing Grambling from an Industrial School for Negroes to Grambling College and now Grambling State University.  Prez Jones father (John Sebastian Jones aka Dean Jones) was one of SU's founders and the school's first dean. IMO, Tuskegee's legacy and history should be right up there with SU and Grambling when it comes football and sports in general. I would love to see Tuskegee a member institution of the SWAC whenever the conference decides to make that move as a FBS football conference.
Thanks JAG89 for the historical background and the kind compliments. It's gonna be quite interesting how this whole D1 agenda workout. Again wishing Mother Tuskegee only the best.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 08:52:20 AM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
I clearly said about ten in a row.

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The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.

As for the mediocre part, i guess we have different ideas of what that means. He had two seasons of .500 and one losing season, his second in his career. You were giving the impression as if he went five years in a row with a losing record below .500.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Que82 on May 25, 2022, 10:48:12 AM
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

Correction: it’s set at Normal when you roll thru…you going skrait to hell anyway…should be used to that type of heat by now

(https://c.tenor.com/j9C8or3Ncw4AAAAC/aunt-esther-watch-it-suck.gif)

The last time we played Skegee in 2014 the kids were under the shed partying the whole game and I was at the concession stand buying every bottle of overpriced water I could get my hands on to keep from having a heat stroke in September.  I could have sworn I saw a sign that read "Air-conditioned by Satan" :lol:

Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 25, 2022, 11:15:10 AM
(https://tud1explore.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/tuskegee-stadium-future.jpg?w=2000&h=)


https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: MilesBear1 on May 25, 2022, 11:30:19 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 11:36:12 AM
(https://tud1explore.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/tuskegee-stadium-future.jpg?w=2000&h=)


https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:
I haven't gotten any email from these guys in years. Let me go check my spam. Lol...
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 25, 2022, 11:42:21 AM
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Warpaint on May 25, 2022, 12:26:37 PM
(https://tud1explore.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/tuskegee-stadium-future.jpg?w=2000&h=)


https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:

Pretty sure that's a picture of Elon's stadium and they photoshopped it to duplicate the home side on the visitors side.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 25, 2022, 12:51:32 PM
Thats just a rendering of a possibility.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 12:54:33 PM
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.
If you're referring to the site and the pic. It was twelve years ago. That's when they launched the exploratory committee/group to look into moving up to D1 and when I got on their mailing list for updates and donations
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: JAG89 on May 25, 2022, 01:24:12 PM
All I'm going to say, Tuskegee has always had the brain 🧠 power.  After 140 years of being in existence (one year younger than SU), it's way beyond the time for our most prestigious and private HBCUs to show off their talent on a much bigger stage and it's goes beyond football and sports.  Playing at the DI level will provide Tuskegee a chance to market itself to a much wider audience. Also, a few premier DI HBCU football schools owe their existence to Tuskegee, such as Grambling, which was founded by Charles P. Adams, a Tuskegee graduate. Although later on, it took a SU graduate (Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones aka Prez) to hire the Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. who put Grambling on the map as the face of HBCU football. Prez Jones was also responsible for growing Grambling from an Industrial School for Negroes to Grambling College and now Grambling State University.  Prez Jones father (John Sebastian Jones aka Dean Jones) was one of SU's founders and the school's first dean. IMO, Tuskegee's legacy and history should be right up there with SU and Grambling when it comes football and sports in general. I would love to see Tuskegee a member institution of the SWAC whenever the conference decides to make that move as a FBS football conference.
Thanks JAG89 for the historical background and the kind compliments. It's gonna be quite interesting how this whole D1 agenda workout. Again wishing Mother Tuskegee only the best.

Yes, a Tuskegee graduate founded Grambling, a SU grad grew it and put it on the map. There are some who wondered why SU didn't hire Eddie Robinson as their head football coach, but at that time, Eddie wasn't the best HBCU coach in Louisiana.  Eddie was nowhere near as good as Coach Mumford, but unfortunately for us, Coach Mumford passed away before the start of the 1962 season. I've always wondered how different history would have been if Coach Mumford would have lived to coach at SU for another 20 to 30 years.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/southern/article_3c96304e-8f0f-11e6-884c-ab5faea7abb2.html
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 25, 2022, 01:34:03 PM
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.
If you're referring to the site and the pic. It was twelve years ago. That's when they launched the exploratory committee/group to look into moving up to D1 and when I got on their mailing list for updates and donations


 :nod:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Ramese98 on May 25, 2022, 05:05:37 PM
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?
If they could why wouldn't they?

As far as Albany State is concerned it does nothing for us. We are not aligned with the SWAC schools, our footprint is State/Regional. We are already in a HBCU Conference, so what would joining the SWAC do for us. If we were to leave the SIAC, I would prefer it be to form an all Georgia D2 school conference. We are not D1 school, simple as that. Everything that glitters, ain't gold.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 05:34:06 PM
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?
If they could why wouldn't they?

As far as Albany State is concerned it does nothing for us. We are not aligned with the SWAC schools, our footprint is State/Regional. We are already in a HBCU Conference, so what would joining the SWAC do for us. If we were to leave the SIAC, I would prefer it be to form an all Georgia D2 school conference. We are not D1 school, simple as that. Everything that glitters, ain't gold.
That shows lack of understanding about college football and from the tone lack of aspiring to want to do more. There is no other State that is more incline and in the footprint of the SWAC than Georgia. Ask the two Alabama and Florida schools if joining the SWAC has done anything for them.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 25, 2022, 06:20:42 PM
The travel distances for the Flordia schools are less. That was the reason that they gave. Additionally Flordia A & M joined a old rival in Southern. I would submit that joining the SWACK has been more beneficial to the SWACK than to them otherwise. Of most importance to Albany, Georgia sportwriters have already proposed a all Georgia conference.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: G-Ram on May 25, 2022, 07:30:52 PM
I would be straight bored with an all-Georgia Football Conference. I enjoy going to out of town to games. I think it adds flavor to the schedule.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: AntonioM229 on May 25, 2022, 07:57:50 PM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
I clearly said about ten in a row.

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The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.

As for the mediocre part, i guess we have different ideas of what that means. He had two seasons of .500 and one losing season, his second in his career. You were giving the impression as if he went five years in a row with a losing record below .500.
Slater and the Golden Tigers have claimed seven conference championships since 2006, including a string of four consecutive from 2006 until 2009.
You are wrong. This is from Tuskegee's website. https://goldentigersports.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/willie-slater/304
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 25, 2022, 08:52:02 PM
G-Ram, it will never materialize. That came up in a discussion of cost cutting
at university system D2s. The conference would also include all of the private schools with football teams. No one was interested.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 09:38:11 PM
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
I clearly said about ten in a row.

Quote
The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.

As for the mediocre part, i guess we have different ideas of what that means. He had two seasons of .500 and one losing season, his second in his career. You were giving the impression as if he went five years in a row with a losing record below .500.
Slater and the Golden Tigers have claimed seven conference championships since 2006, including a string of four consecutive from 2006 until 2009.
You are wrong. This is from Tuskegee's website. No team in the SIAC won 10 straight conference titles. https://goldentigersports.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/willie-slater/304
Wow! Ok bud....smh
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Utopia on May 25, 2022, 09:40:10 PM
Tuskegee won 10 consecutive football titles from 1924-1933 (2 shared) and FAMU won 10 consecutive football titles from 1952-1961.  BTW, TUskegee is the winningest HBCU in college football (699 victories) and TU has won 31 SIAC football titles (3 in the 'B' Division}.

Coach Slater's career record at Tuskegee was 123-47 at Tuskegee. He won 7 SIAC crowns, three NCAA playoff wins and had only two losing seasons in 15 years.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 25, 2022, 09:47:14 PM
The travel distances for the Flordia schools are less. That was the reason that they gave. Additionally Flordia A & M joined a old rival in Southern. I would submit that joining the SWACK has been more beneficial to the SWACK than to them otherwise. Of most importance to Albany, Georgia sportwriters have already proposed a all Georgia conference.

The conversation was going just fine without the childish dig. As for your opinion that it's been more beneficial for the "SWAC" than the Florida schools. This is the type of "backwoods" thinking that keeps our hbuc's athlete programs in debt. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220526/32e6d90b98e18e1aef24d0c295726b7f.jpg)
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 25, 2022, 11:31:30 PM
Clarification. I apoligize for my unintended use of SWACK instead of SWAC. I wrote it down previously to make certain that I did not do that.

You have dominated this thread with your advocacy for the SWAC. You obviously think that it is superior without giving any reasons why. There may have been a time in which that was true. The Celebration Bowl now proves otherwise. I think that it must have been approximately two years ago that I posted that there was a proposal for a all Georgia D11 conference. I also said that I did not want Morehouse to leave the SIAC. There are no advantages in our doing so. There is certainly no question that moving to the SWAC was the right move for Bethune Cookman Univerity and Florida A & M University. The FAMU record speaks for itself. When Tuskegee University moves up, assuming that they will also join the SWAC, you will have the only other HBCU whose record is comparable to that of Florida A & M. That will also be the SWAC's gain.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 26, 2022, 12:19:06 AM
Clarification. I apoligize for my unintended use of SWACK instead of SWAC. I wrote it down previously to make certain that I did not do that.

You have dominated this thread with your advocacy for the SWAC. You obviously think that it is superior without giving any reasons why. There may have been a time in which that was true. The Celebration Bowl now proves otherwise. I think that it must have been approximately two years ago that I posted that there was a proposal for a all Georgia D11 conference. I also said that I did not want Morehouse to leave the SIAC. There are no advantages in our doing so. There is certainly no question that moving to the SWAC was the right move for Bethune Cookman Univerity and Florida A & M University. The FAMU record speaks for itself. When Tuskegee University moves up, assuming that they will also join the SWAC, you will have the only other HBCU whose record is comparable to that of Florida A & M. That will also be the SWAC's gain.
I have made 20 post on a thread that consists of 83 as I typed. 98% of which are in response to TU former coach record the other in response to your misformation as to why the Florida schools join. But some how that seems to threaten you to the point of using the term "dominate" in advocacy for the SWAC. Was that another typo? As for the other childish comment all that served to do is confirm your inferiority complex and what I originally stated. You lack understanding of D1 college football and what is used for the bases of conference alignment. As for advocating for the SWAC. 1. The SWAC doesn't need me to advocate for it. 100 years of stability does that on its own. Just ask the Florida schools. 2. It was someone from Howard that suggested Albany and SCSU. Maybe keep the envy out of your  eyes and you'll be able to see a little better.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 26, 2022, 09:30:38 AM
Tuskegee football coach said he received death threats amid social media post about Nick Saban
Reginald Ruffin wanted to give context to comments that he said were "misconstrued" by online critics.

By Kendrick Marshall -May 26, 2022185


Ruffin said some of the feedback — mostly from Alabama supporters — claimed that he was “extorting money from the University of Alabama” and that he “don’t run coach.”

Another commenter suggested that Ruffin “just watch yourself, buddy.”

https://hbcusports.com/2022/05/26/tuskegee-football-coach-said-he-received-death-threats-amid-social-media-post-about-nick-saban/?fbclid=IwAR38G1pxvxFv_RytH-cqH8-i3kmKG_s0WJ_fGng3JhXiI0f0zVFYnLFPh2k



 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 26, 2022, 09:47:54 AM
Tuskegee football coach said he received death threats amid social media post about Nick Saban
Reginald Ruffin wanted to give context to comments that he said were "misconstrued" by online critics.

By Kendrick Marshall -May 26, 2022185


Ruffin said some of the feedback — mostly from Alabama supporters — claimed that he was “extorting money from the University of Alabama” and that he “don’t run coach.”

Another commenter suggested that Ruffin “just watch yourself, buddy.”

https://hbcusports.com/2022/05/26/tuskegee-football-coach-said-he-received-death-threats-amid-social-media-post-about-nick-saban/?fbclid=IwAR38G1pxvxFv_RytH-cqH8-i3kmKG_s0WJ_fGng3JhXiI0f0zVFYnLFPh2k



 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Yeah I open a separate thread "Keep it classy Alabama " on that. Smh... them folks will never evolve
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: SSUTigerFan on May 26, 2022, 10:36:35 AM
Those Bama yahoos have always been off the chain.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 26, 2022, 02:50:08 PM
Bluedog the SWAC is rated among the very top D1 conferences. I will not review your posts as I did previously. However, there is nothing in them that would indicate that you know the latter. The Florida schools stated why they joined the SWAC. All of the other HBCU's are not decadent if they prefer to remain where they are. We think that we have something and would like to maintain it. If you think that I am 'childest' for pointing that out to you, so be it.

Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 26, 2022, 03:38:40 PM
Bluedog the SWAC is rated among the very top D1 conferences. I will not review your posts as I did previously. However, there is nothing in them that would indicate that you know the latter. The Florida schools stated why they joined the SWAC. All of the other HBCU's are not decadent if they prefer to remain where they are. We think that we have something and would like to maintain it. If you think that I am 'childest' for pointing that out to you, so be it.
Clearly you have an extremely real problem with reading and comprehending what it is you're actually reading.

As for advocating for the SWAC. 1. The SWAC doesn't need me to advocate for it. 100 years of stability does that on its own. Just ask the Florida schools. 2. It was someone from Howard that suggested Albany and SCSU. Maybe keep the envy out of your  eyes and you'll be able to see a little better.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220526/32e6d90b98e18e1aef24d0c295726b7f.jpg)


Try reading it repeatedly over about 100 times. If it doesn't sink in by than. Well...
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Golden Kitten on May 26, 2022, 05:04:25 PM
Coach Ruffin was here last weekend for the "Sound Mind Sound Body" football and cheerleading recruitment event.  :nod:

Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate) about our athletic teams and facilities. D1 still not in the foreseeable future despite what you may have read/heard. Those who read the strategic plan know this... :tiptoe:

Hi Utopia!  Hi Ramses!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 26, 2022, 06:58:15 PM
Bluedog, I think that the forum would like for us to move on.

Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: bluedog on May 26, 2022, 10:47:26 PM
Bluedog, I think that the forum would like for us to move on.
You should have moved your ass on when you came up with that bullchit about you didn't mean to post "Swack". You just had it written down and it just magically jump on your post. That would have been the perfect time for "you" to move on.  But you made the choice to turn your bullchit meter up. (https://media4.giphy.com/media/TalbgDsujOy4Mfj6HZ/giphy.gif?cid=349c9dd78hqg3zufn98qgkmer1zm83hr8ugtgn3gqaup9ncg&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g)
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: ncsiacfan on May 26, 2022, 11:02:49 PM
It is something that I have done before on this forum. I write SWACK meaning SWAC. It was certainy never intended as a dig at the SWAC. Now I will turn my metter down if you will turn yours down.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 27, 2022, 08:20:21 AM
 :lol:  Bluedog, PLEASE come over here by me
...I have a cooler full of beer n bourbon.  :lol:



GK!!!!!


Quote
Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate)


 I heard THAT!   :blush:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Ramese98 on May 27, 2022, 09:29:40 AM
Coach Ruffin was here last weekend for the "Sound Mind Sound Body" football and cheerleading recruitment event.  :nod:

Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate) about our athletic teams and facilities. D1 still not in the foreseeable future despite what you may have read/heard. Those who read the strategic plan know this... :tiptoe:

Hi Utopia!  Hi Ramses!  :laugh:

HI GK and yes, I am 100% sure there was a discussion.

The thing that baffles me, is the notion that moving to D1 is somehow every schools desire. It simply is not and it has nothing to do with shortsighted vision, it has more to do with sustainability. I would prefer we perfect our craft where we are and become more successful across the board in all aspects of our Athletics in D2, because once you move all your programs move. There is a reason Albany State has declined offers about moving to D1, its called COMMON SENSE.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Jay_Thomas on May 27, 2022, 09:42:05 AM
Ramese, I hear that...and good points.

And I've always thought if any school left the SIAC for D1/FCS that it would be Albany State and NOT one of the smaller private SIAC teams.  :no:

So if it doesn't make sense for yall...IJS. 
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Post by: BisonBlu on May 27, 2022, 09:15:50 PM
Ramese, I hear that...and good points.

And I've always thought if any school left the SIAC for D1/FCS that it would be Albany State and NOT one of the smaller private SIAC teams.  :no:

So if it doesn't make sense for yall...IJS.

Very true, ASU would definitely boost the level of competition is baseball in the SWAC East.
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Post by: bluedog on May 27, 2022, 09:35:09 PM
  Bluedog, PLEASE come over here by me
...I have a cooler full of beer n bourbon. 



GK!!!!!


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Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate)


 I heard THAT!   :blush:
Man "I ain't studying nobody" this weekend. Lol... I'm too tied up in this SWAC baseball tournament and on top of that my Lakers hired my second choice for head coach
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Post by: LULions on May 28, 2022, 10:43:27 AM
Coach Ruffin was here last weekend for the "Sound Mind Sound Body" football and cheerleading recruitment event.  :nod:

Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate) about our athletic teams and facilities. D1 still not in the foreseeable future despite what you may have read/heard. Those who read the strategic plan know this... :tiptoe:

Hi Utopia!  Hi Ramses!  :laugh:

 :nod:
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Post by: SkegeeFAMU on May 28, 2022, 01:56:08 PM
Coach Ruffin was here last weekend for the "Sound Mind Sound Body" football and cheerleading recruitment event.  :nod:

Those who know me know that we conversed (I don't conversate) about our athletic teams and facilities. D1 still not in the foreseeable future despite what you may have read/heard. Those who read the strategic plan know this... :tiptoe:

Hi Utopia!  Hi Ramses!  :laugh:

HI GK and yes, I am 100% sure there was a discussion.

The thing that baffles me, is the notion that moving to D1 is somehow every schools desire. It simply is not and it has nothing to do with shortsighted vision, it has more to do with sustainability. I would prefer we perfect our craft where we are and become more successful across the board in all aspects of our Athletics in D2, because once you move all your programs move. There is a reason Albany State has declined offers about moving to D1, its called COMMON SENSE.

The thing that we all are going to have to realize, and adapt to is that Collegiate Athletics as we have known it in our lifetime is undergoing a huge paradigm shift. All universities, regardless of size or classification, are either going to have to step up their spending on athletics, or not be a player in the game. In the modern day world of college athletics, scholarships are just the very beginning of what the modern day athlete are looking for.  They are looking at how much they can make off of NIL, who has the nicest, over the top facilities, and on the Power 5 / Group of 5 Level, who can give them the surest route to the NFL. Even having pretty coeds to greet potential recruits isn’t going to have the same effect as it had in our era. Even though it may take a few years for all the paradigm shifts to filter down to FCS / D2, it’s like a huge, unstoppable snowball gaining momentum. Like it or not, it’s going to affect all of us, sooner or later. It will behoove all of our institutions to be able to adapt to the changing environment of collegiate athletics.

What Coach Ruffin is attempting to do is to get our athletics program in order so that in the future, TU will have the flexibility to go in whatever direction it needs to go in to be an even more viable program. Whether we go FCS, or remain D2, TU has no choice but to get a handle on its athletics facilities. Having officiated Football on the FCS, and the Group of Five level, one thing that sticks in my craw is how far behind we are in fundraising, facilities, and just general overall operations. When I make this comparison, I’m talking these institutions vs our larger HBCU FCS programs.  If we are going to have some semblance of being able to compete with PWC’s we have to at least close the gap to where is considerably smaller than what it is now.

I like Coach Ruffin’s plans to address all of our athletics deficiencies, both facilities wise, and other wise.  IMHO, I think a 5 Year plan is a tad bit aggressive.  Given the scope of the work that needs to be done, and the finances, Capital Campaign, and sponsorships needed, I feel that a 7 - 10 year plan would be more attainable. Either way, we’ll either be in a position to be a top notch D2 program if TU decides to remain at D2, or will have the flexibility to reclassify to FCS if that’s what’s best down the road. All of our institutions are going to have to invest in our programs going forward!!!
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Post by: MilesBear1 on May 31, 2022, 12:49:17 PM
I agree. :nod:
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Post by: Que82 on May 31, 2022, 03:09:46 PM
If lights are in the strategic plan...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kPz5QEWumI

 :tiptoe:
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Post by: ‘87 Alum on May 31, 2022, 05:45:07 PM
^
Man, ✌️ bye ✌️

:lmao:
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Post by: MilesBear1 on June 01, 2022, 12:17:54 PM
  :snicker :snicker:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: Ivan on June 13, 2022, 08:38:19 PM
I predict 10 pages minimum for this one.  ;D

You were pretty close! :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Jay_Thomas on June 14, 2022, 08:37:23 AM
 ;D   and it ain't over yet.  This is just the first thread.
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: FunCkMaster on June 14, 2022, 01:30:29 PM


The thing that we all are going to have to realize, and adapt to is that Collegiate Athletics as we have known it in our lifetime is undergoing a huge paradigm shift. All universities, regardless of size or classification, are either going to have to step up their spending on athletics, or not be a player in the game. In the modern day world of college athletics, scholarships are just the very beginning of what the modern day athlete are looking for.  They are looking at how much they can make off of NIL, who has the nicest, over the top facilities, and on the Power 5 / Group of 5 Level, who can give them the surest route to the NFL. Even having pretty coeds to greet potential recruits isn’t going to have the same effect as it had in our era. Even though it may take a few years for all the paradigm shifts to filter down to FCS / D2, it’s like a huge, unstoppable snowball gaining momentum. Like it or not, it’s going to affect all of us, sooner or later. It will behoove all of our institutions to be able to adapt to the changing environment of collegiate athletics.

All of our institutions are going to have to invest in our programs going forward!!!



:nod:

My alma mater is in the midst of finding this out.


 
Title: Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
Post by: tigerworld on June 14, 2022, 05:30:37 PM
Most of the comments on the topic,as to Tuskegee University attempts to move D-1 , are totally opinionated.

Allow the following facts,speaks for themselves, in regards to Tuskegee University Football.

1.Most of the "so-called" D-1 HBCU football teams,came from the same conference as Tuskegee University  " SIAC"

2. Tuskegee University Football Teams,have been very successful when playing those teams in recent years,like beating FAMU and Jackson State,within the same year,remember these are two different conferences ( SWAC & MEAC).

3.Alway plays great against Alabama State, whom doesn't sell out at home until they play Tuskegee University,as the highest revenue team that they play at home,including attendance.

4.Most "so-called" HBCU football teams,like to play them simply they travel well and makes the promoters happy.

5.Lights or no lights, they kick butts with less scholarships.

6.Tuskegee University has the highest game attendance,not many HBCU teams  Division I orIi ,can say that?

Now,if they cqn go Division 1,some of you'll probably don't want to play them.
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Post by: Ivan on June 15, 2022, 02:22:29 AM
Most of the comments on the topic,as to Tuskegee University attempts to move D-1 , are totally opinionated.

Allow the following facts,speaks for themselves, in regards to Tuskegee University Football.

1.Most of the "so-called" D-1 HBCU football teams,came from the same conference as Tuskegee University  " SIAC"

2. Tuskegee University Football Teams,have been very successful when playing those teams in recent years,like beating FAMU and Jackson State,within the same year,remember these are two different conferences ( SWAC & MEAC).

3.Alway plays great against Alabama State, whom doesn't sell out at home until they play Tuskegee University,as the highest revenue team that they play at home,including attendance.

4.Most "so-called" HBCU football teams,like to play them simply they travel well and makes the promoters happy.

5.Lights or no lights, they kick butts with less scholarships.

6.Tuskegee University has the highest game attendance,not many HBCU teams  Division I orIi ,can say that?

Now,if they cqn go Division 1,some of you'll probably don't want to play them.

Great...................................Now tell us about all the other 13 sports they intend to compete in at the Division I level.  :lol: