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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #60 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.

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« Reply #61 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.

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #62 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.

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« Reply #63 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?

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« Reply #64 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.

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« Reply #65 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...
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« Reply #66 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.


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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #67 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:


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« Reply #68 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.


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« Reply #69 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.


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« Reply #70 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.....


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« Reply #71 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.


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« Reply #72 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....


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« Reply #73 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...

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« Reply #74 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?

 

 

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