fb5 Wrote:Before you start whinning more why don't you show some real evidence of this crap.
The word "winning" doesn't contain an "h." You're going to have to work on that or we're going to have to ship you over to Buff State.
fb5 Wrote:1. you say we're losing money.
Do you also need evidence the sun rises in the east?
fb5 Wrote:2. the top talent won't want to play for UB
And you're asking me
to provide evidence to support my assertions? I suppose you've gone to every high school and junior league team around and asked every player if they'd consider playing for UB if it had a hockey team?
fb5 Wrote:(especially after getting rid of our football program)
Of the last 23 schools to win men's hockey national championships, 14 don't play I-A football: Linky
fb5 Wrote:the scheduling will have to do a circus act around the sabers and men's basketball.
Somehow Canisius and Niagara manage.
fb5 Wrote:3. We've most likely title nined ourselves from adding a lacroose team.
Hmmm. How do we fix that problem?
fb5 Wrote:You think football doesn't work in WNY try fielding a baseball team from March to April.
I've never thought such a thing. I have repeatedly said that the MAC's rule forcing all schools to play baseball is idiotic.
But feel free to just make stuff up, attribute it to me and then come up with an argument against it.
fb5 Wrote:4. Basketball which has been gaining momentum will be back to some weak conference
Basketball already is in some weak conference. They probably would have won the America East in 2006 and last spring the AE champ got a better seed and a game closer to home than the MAC champ.
fb5 Wrote:More likely those players will think the university doesn't care for athletes since they ditched their football program.
Gosh, just think what George Mason could have done if only they had a football team. And the football team must be what makes Cincinnati basketball so much better than Xavier basketball, right?
fb5 Wrote:5. The school has made a commitment to being a solid D1 program.
On my first day of football practice my freshman year of high school, my coach told us a little story. I won't go into the story, I'll just skip to the message: There's a difference between being committed and being involved. Do you know the difference?
fb5 Wrote:But to give up now will only make everything worse. Not just for athletes. People won't trust the university. People will be even more likely to not want to go to UB. They'll wonder what else we might change our minds about.
Because if UB drops football to FCS, that means they're going to shut down the medical school? What the Hell does this even mean?
Are you even aware of the number of schools that have dropped football? Linky
I'm not even advocating dropping football entirely.