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Seems like a bit of a long shot but we’ll see.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: August 03, 2019, 05:17:50 AM »
Move the tournament to Brayboy at Johnson C Smith University

If I’m JCSU I’d say yes if asked, but I doubt the SIAC will. That would be all too strange. Brayboy probably is about the right size venue though.

Rock Hill seats 1,200 ... Brayboy would be perfect!!!

Or maybe Claflin University since they are no longer in the conference.

Rock Hill must have put together a sweet deal.

Claflin probably wouldn’t work for two reasons: Orangeburg isn’t all that accessible and parking would be an absolute s**t show.

Yeah Rock Hill is a nice little suburb with plenty to offer. It’s still a strange choice for the SIAC though. If Benedict doesn’t go far, it’ll probably be a mostly empty arena. Then again, RH is basically a straight shot on 85 from Atlanta so maybe the AUC schools might send some fans too.
What map are you using????  :shrug:

I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize it was almost a 4 hr drive from Atlanta. Wow. Well maybe the goal was to just give the fans that show up a new city to go to and the hell with attendance. At least the conference was smart enough to go with a smaller venue this time.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 29, 2019, 09:51:59 PM »
I went back six years trying to find attendance figures for the championship game and I could not. But it does seem to me that if you put it in a high school sized gym almost in North Carolina and away from your center of population, you have given up on your tournament.

Maybe they have. Attendance has been poor for so long now I’m not sure what else can be done. People clearly weren’t flocking to Birmingham.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 29, 2019, 02:50:41 PM »
Basketball attendance is not what it once was. Unless your school is winning fans won't come to the games. They know what the outcome will be. People are not going to drive hundreds of miles to see their team lose in the 1st or 2nd round. It makes for a long ride back. On the other hand, I like Rock Hill. Nice and clean looking from the Interstate.  I always stop at the Sam's Club to gas up when traveling through. They have the cheapest gas before going into and after coming out of Charlotte.

I can only speak to the years I actually attended the tournament but the only school that travels well IMO is Tuskegee. Far above the rest. Of course, some of that may be due to the success the men and women had during the Atlanta years of the tournament. If Skegee wasn’t playing the gym was dead.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 29, 2019, 02:47:20 PM »
On the plus side, the venue is brand new, really nice, AND appropriately sized. The fans that actually show up will probably enjoy themselves as there’s lots to do in nearby Charlotte in between games. But yeah, Rock Hill was a very odd choice.

You beat me to the punch. I'm thinking they are hoping to get the residual income from Charlotte, but very odd choice. The attendance in Birmingham must have been very bad for them to go down to a 1,200 seat arena.

I haven’t been myself since the last year before they moved it back to Birmingham. I have been watching the broadcasts though and attendance looks abysmal just about every year no matter who’s playing. The more I think about it, the more I start to believe that they could move the tournament just about anywhere and attendance would be about the same. Those few that regularly attend will figure out a way to make it and the rest weren’t coming anyway.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 29, 2019, 11:47:44 AM »
On the plus side, the venue is brand new, really nice, AND appropriately sized. The fans that actually show up will probably enjoy themselves as there’s lots to do in nearby Charlotte in between games. But yeah, Rock Hill was a very odd choice.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 28, 2019, 05:54:30 PM »
Move the tournament to Brayboy at Johnson C Smith University

If I’m JCSU I’d say yes if asked, but I doubt the SIAC will. That would be all too strange. Brayboy probably is about the right size venue though.

Rock Hill seats 1,200 ... Brayboy would be perfect!!!

Or maybe Claflin University since they are no longer in the conference.

Rock Hill must have put together a sweet deal.

Claflin probably wouldn’t work for two reasons: Orangeburg isn’t all that accessible and parking would be an absolute s**t show.

Yeah Rock Hill is a nice little suburb with plenty to offer. It’s still a strange choice for the SIAC though. If Benedict doesn’t go far, it’ll probably be a mostly empty arena. Then again, RH is basically a straight shot on 85 from Atlanta so maybe the AUC schools might send some fans too.

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Sports Forum / Re: SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 28, 2019, 04:12:48 PM »
Move the tournament to Brayboy at Johnson C Smith University

If I’m JCSU I’d say yes if asked, but I doubt the SIAC will. That would be all too strange. Brayboy probably is about the right size venue though.

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Sports Forum / SIAC Basketball Tournament Moving
« on: July 28, 2019, 01:12:32 PM »
To Rock Hill, SC. And before anyone asks, no we still don’t regret moving to the CIAA. It was absolutely the right decision for us.

https://hbcugameday.com/2019/07/28/siac-moving-basketball-tournament-this-season/

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But if Hampton never finds success in the major sports then wouldn’t that just further support the narrative that HBCU’s can’t truly compete with PWI’s?

On the flip side, I could see this serving as a deterrent to other HBCU’s thinking about leaving their conferences. If this becomes a trend it’ll be the beginning of the end of HBCU culture, mark my words.
Right because you know.....because one black person steals supports the assumption every black person is a Thief.  Smh.....

I'll let somebody else explain to you. Just how ridiculously absurd what you just said really is.

I’m not quite following your comment.

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But if Hampton never finds success in the major sports then wouldn’t that just further support the narrative that HBCU’s can’t truly compete with PWI’s?

On the flip side, I could see this serving as a deterrent to other HBCU’s thinking about leaving their conferences. If this becomes a trend it’ll be the beginning of the end of HBCU culture, mark my words.

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Sports Forum / Re: BEC wants UConn back - but what to do about FB
« on: June 24, 2019, 03:53:56 PM »
I actually detest the way these D-I conferences have been formed and re-formed in the last decade.

Memphis is dang near half across the country, and they are being talked about as being a candidate for the ATLANTIC Coast Conference. Louisville is already there. That is wack. Notre Dame is there...BOOTY. Wichita State and Temple are in the same conference. :shrug: :crazy: Navy is in the  Western Division of the AAC located on the EASTERN Seaboard...When has the state of Texas been considered the Southeast? Since Texas A&M decided to go there I guess. ::)...And don't get me STARTED on West Virginia going to the BIG 12...HOT garbage. And Maryland's lame brained over to the Big 10.... Chile please.

I hate this mess. Part of the reason why my viewership of major college sports has declined big time in the last couple of decades. They have been screwing up local and intra-regional rivalries across the country and in my humble opinion, it sucks.

I haven’t found any evidence to suggest the ACC is giving any consideration to adding Memphis. I think BisonBlu was just making a suggestion.

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Sports Forum / Re: BEC wants UConn back - but what to do about FB
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:06:52 AM »
The summer of 2020 will bring change for more than UConn. I would hope that the ACC takes a strong consideration about adding UCONN and another school in the mid-west like Memphis.

I think UCONN would be a decent choice for the ACC but Memphis adds no real value other than saying you have a school that’s “kinda” in Tennessee. Memphis isn’t particularly strong on the academic side (to the best of my knowledge) and they’re average at best in football and basketball. Add to that the fact that Memphis is a tiny television market so you wouldn’t even be adding that many new viewers to the new ACC network.

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This is just a red herring. The Rays want to stay in Tampa because it’s a big market with lots of TV sets but they desperately need a new stadium.

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Didn’t see it but what did he say?


Molly Qerim, the host, tried to get the show back on the track after Ball began directing the show, saying “LaVar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here.”

“You can switch gears with me anytime,” Ball responded during the live interview, prompting outcry on social media.



 :shrug:

What is wrong with what he said?  People are too damn sensitive these days.

If the man is married then it’s inappropriate.

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