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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #30 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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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2022, 09:59:48 PM »
Yes, I thought I had died and gone to hell.  Now, that is hot in Bama.
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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #33 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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« Reply #34 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

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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #35 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:
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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 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?

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« Reply #38 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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« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2022, 12:05:44 AM »
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?

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« Reply #40 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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« Reply #41 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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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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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