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Folks this is not Grey's Anatomy, and SCSU is not in intensive care.  Somewhere near it, but not quite. 

I think you're underestimating how serious the situation actually is. And with all due respect to SCStateAlum, if my alma mater were in serous trouble I'd probably post the same type of response that they did. When SACS gets involved, it's as serious as it's going to get before you get shut down.

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Sports Forum / Re: no football at LeMoyne-Owen anytime soon
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:41:23 PM »
Watson said the LeMoyne-Owen board has a feasibility study on the prospect of returning a football program to the college, whose last Magicians football team left the gridiron in 1951.

“That will be a board-related decision. I don’t plan at this time to make a recommendation to my board to return football,” Watson said. “I look at other historically black colleges that have brought football back, and football really has been their demise.”

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/jun/3/college-presidents-promote-community-connections/

Great quote

Indeed.

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I'm pretty much in agreement with the other posters here in saying that I too think they should drop down to DII. The SIAC makes perfect sense for them, IMO. I'll just leave it at that before my opinion gets me into trouble.  :-X

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:19:29 AM »
just goes to show you that your question was a valid question, panther.

Time will surely tell....

I believe it was a valid question as well. But make no mistake, I take no pleasure in being right. I hate this situation for everyone involved.

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 20, 2014, 10:52:52 AM »
That's never a good thing. I sure hope they can turn things around.

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 13, 2014, 11:16:44 AM »
Since you are a member of the NRA(board please enlighten him). Just because a college lays off a staff doesn't mean they can't generate revenues other places. Now as a member of the NRA,  you can question Paine's higher authority all you want. Given that you don't or ever attended Paine, your opinion of what they have started is just like a an anus with no hole. Full of sh*t.

Once again, I believe you've missed my point entirely. Apparently, you have some sort of connection to Paine College, because you seem to be all butthurt that someone is questioning PC. Are you new to the internet? Do you really not understand how this works?

If you can give an intelligent response to the points that I made then I'll be more than happy to continue this discussion with you. If not, I think this will be the end of our little dialogue.

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:59:50 AM »
Pardon me I shouldn't have said every HBCU since yours is in the Elitest stats. However, Morehouse, Spelman, CAU and the rest of the peasents have laid off staff and manage to function well with a football team(exception of Spelman). Again, I don't understand your logic. But I digress, I don't remember any of Paine's trustee asking your opinion.

I never implied that my HBCU was any better than any other HBCU. Did you read the entire comment, or did you stop after the first sentence? In case you didn't, I'll go over the highlights again: we don't spend money on things we can't afford. If more schools (HBCU or not) did that, I guarantee you they would have far less debt.

What does Paine's BOT have to do with anything? You do know the purpose of a discussion thread, don't you? Are we not allowed to question decisions made by higher authorities? Forgive me, I must have forgotten what country I'm in.

It's called "priorities". I'm not going to go out and buy a $100,000 car if I'm barely able to pay the bills I have now. That's my logic.

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:39:21 AM »
Every HBCU has layed off staff, I don't understand your logic? Every college has to start somewhere. Geesh

False. I know for a fact that my alma mater has not laid anyone off in the last decade. We don't try to live above our means or try to keep up with the Joneses and we have extraordinarily low debt for that reason.

A football team is not a necessity. They didn't have to 'start' one at all. If you're already low on cash, creating a program that's guaranteed to lose money for the foreseeable future makes absolutely no sense to me.

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Sports Forum / Re: Heat looking to target Carmelo Anthony
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:56:07 AM »

About half the league is small market teams so I think it will happen, otherwise the NBA might has well contract to about 16 teams plus Commissioner Silver is pushing it. I think he realizes that the NBA needs parity.


Of the 29 U.S.-based NBA teams, 22 play in one of the nation’s top 25 television markets. Considering that there are 210 Nielsen-designated television markets in the United States, an argument can be made that there are zero small market NBA teams. The league’s smallest TV market, New Orleans, is 52nd.

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2011/03/nba-market-size-numbers-game/
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I'll be honest, I didn't even bother to read the link. It's been stated publicly too many times that the NBA is actually looking to expand. Not downsize. Every single city that has an NBA franchise has proven at one time or another that when the product on the floor is good, they are absolutely capable of supporting their team both in the arena, and on the tv sets.

Stripping the small markets of their teams does not solve the problem. Losing teams generate less money no matter what size the city. Perfect example: the Knicks suck right now. This means less people at the games, less merchandise sold, less people watching on tv. If anything, downsizing the NBA hurts the brand. If the NBA were to drop half of it's teams next season, how popular do you think that would make it amongst the fans in those cities they left? Let's not forget that cities like Atlanta, New York, Houston, etc are full of 'transplants' who root for other teams.

I'm sorry, but downsizing the NBA is absolutely not going to solve anything. It's not going to happen.

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Sports Forum / Re: Heat looking to target Carmelo Anthony
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:45:23 AM »
I would personally like to see great players play against great players but that's not the mentality of many athletes right now. With that being said, there are too many NBA teams. The talent doesn't match the amount of teams.

So which markets do you think should lose their team?

I hate to name names but we can start with Toronto and Minnesota. You can throw Charlotte in as well.  :tiptoe:

Won't happen.

Toronto is crucial because the league wants to keep a team in Canada. That's been stated publicly many times. Also, not a small market. It's the largest city in Canada.

Minneapolis is not a small market. It's the 15th largest TV market in the country. That's larger than Miami. With companies like Cargill, Land O' Lakes, Valspar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dairy Queen, General Mills, 3M, Best Buy, and Target all headquartered in the area, there's plenty of money there to support any professional team.

Charlotte led the league in attendance when the Hornets first came to town in the 80's and early 90's. North Carolina loves basketball, and they will support a team that they care about. If the NBA didn't realize this, they never would have awarded the city a second franchise once the Hornets left.

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Sports Forum / Re: Paine College football tickets to go on sale
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:42:52 PM »
I know this horse died a long time ago, but I gotta kick it one last time. Why is Paine College going forward with this? Isn't this the same school that's furloughing all of its employees this summer? This isn't me attacking PC, I'm just genuinely confused.

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Nice commercial but i still don't see the point in changing the name. If its offensive then every team that has an Indian name or Indian sub name needs to be changed on every level. from the local leagues to the professional leagues in all sports

Stop just going after the redskins

So you're saying they should keep the name, even though it's offensive, just because there are other teams with offensive names?

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Sports Forum / Re: Heat looking to target Carmelo Anthony
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:19:21 PM »
I would personally like to see great players play against great players but that's not the mentality of many athletes right now. With that being said, there are too many NBA teams. The talent doesn't match the amount of teams.

So which markets do you think should lose their team?

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Sports Forum / Re: Heat looking to target Carmelo Anthony
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:55:19 PM »
As a Bobcats/Hornets season ticket holder I watch regular and post season NBA games and this dream team crap needs to end.  Hopefully there will be a hard cap instituted in 2017 which will make deals like this harder to construct.

Agreed. The strong continue to get stronger while the small market teams are left to suck forever. I hate it.

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Sports Forum / Re: Heat looking to target Carmelo Anthony
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:40:30 PM »
There has never really been parity in the NBA. The 80s, the decade that many point out as the NBA's peak, the Lakers or the Celtics played in the Finals every year.  And we can go back to the 60s and 70s and those two teams playing for the championship almost every year.

I understands how it looks, but the NBA has always been this way in terms of star free agents going big market, championship contenders.

No star free agent serious about winning a title is gonna play in Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minnesota, Charlotte or Toronto. 

This is why college basketball has always been more appealing to me. I'm just hanging on by a thread with the NBA. Especially since I almost never get to see Charlotte play on tv. If this deal goes through, I'm done.

Hey, if you like watching basketball that really isn't that good, then feel free.

Ratings speak for themselves.

The NCAA Tournament creates that interest, not the regular season. Nobody really watches college basketball until it gets close to the tournament.

 Who watches regular season NBA basketball? :shrug:

Exactly

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