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RE: Milne leaving W&M
(05-19-2017 02:00 PM)Zorch Wrote:  
(05-19-2017 11:35 AM)BigTribe3 Wrote:  He will be working as an assistant AD on their athletic fundraising.

Spencer is the guy who inaugurated the Tribe mens basketball Gold Game and made it the huge, and now annual event, it has become.

He'll do great at PSU and wherever he goes. He has been a terrific asset for W&M and will be missed.

First off, congratulations to Spencer!

Having said that, let me ask:

1. Couldn't W&M use him as an assistant AD on athletic fundraising?

2. "Moving on up" was mentioned by several posters. If football was all that matters then maybe so. But W&M's success in basketball (as meager as it is) is just as good as any success that Penn State has had (at least lately) and, as far as the non-revenue Olympic sports are concerned, I say that the Tribe's are better or no worse than equal to Penn State (they do have a good wrestling program, something that we dropped in the '80s). So, although the position title might be a step up, the university and the overall sports program are no better than W&M re non-football.

3. So, if the title is a promotion, then I ask again the same question as # 1 above.

4. Is this a case of the new Athletic Director sweeping out the past and wanting to insert her own cronies into key positions? Why else would Spencer leave now when theoretically he could have left years ago?

Are you really asking why someone might leave W&M for PSU and view PSU as a step up? I just want to make sure I understand your question.

I'd also say that excluding football when comparing athletic programs is akin to asking Mrs. Lincoln about the play.
05-19-2017 03:27 PM
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He's getting a big step up in salary...nothing to do with the new athletic director, W&M or anyone else.
He just got a bigger job and, like many people have done, is moving.
05-19-2017 03:43 PM
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I just hope this isn't the beginning of a Huge wave of defections.
05-19-2017 04:21 PM
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PSU seems to collect former Tribesmen.

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05-19-2017 06:34 PM
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No doubt Spencer was a well respected staff member both internally and externally. I highly doubt this move had to do with new administration. As noted by other posters, Spencer has been a genuine marketing asset to W&M. I hope that talent does not get lost in a fundraising capacity at PSU. Best of luck to you Spencer.
05-19-2017 09:51 PM
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Just don't have rose colored glasses. Spencer like others have worked for years with Driscol. New bosses have different approaches. There is always a lot of transition with these types of changes regardless of whether everyone is "nice" or part of the "administration".
05-20-2017 05:49 AM
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(05-19-2017 11:35 AM)BigTribe3 Wrote:  Spencer is the guy who inaugurated the Tribe mens basketball Gold Game and made it the huge, and now annual event, it has become.

This statement is 100% accurate ... and 100% false.

Spencer was gracious enough to listen to a small group of W&M alumni, and then had the ability, desire, and tenacity to make their idea come to fruition, all the while keeping that group of alumni involved, and getting their feedback.

Spencer is moving on ... that small group of alumni is still here. Will be interesting to see what the future holds.

Spencer, thanks, best of luck, and may our paths cross again!
05-20-2017 07:11 AM
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Best of luck to Spencer in his new endeavor and thanks to him for all that he did for W&M in his time here. He will be missed.

It is my hope that he will upgrade the athletic department at Penn State and that we will find a replacement to upgrade the athletic department at W&M.
05-20-2017 11:05 AM
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(05-20-2017 07:11 AM)nj alum Wrote:  
(05-19-2017 11:35 AM)BigTribe3 Wrote:  Spencer is the guy who inaugurated the Tribe mens basketball Gold Game and made it the huge, and now annual event, it has become.

This statement is 100% accurate ... and 100% false.

Spencer was gracious enough to listen to a small group of W&M alumni, and then had the ability, desire, and tenacity to make their idea come to fruition, all the while keeping that group of alumni involved, and getting their feedback.

Spencer is moving on ... that small group of alumni is still here. Will be interesting to see what the future holds.

Spencer, thanks, best of luck, and may our paths cross again!

Could be way off but I consider Mrs Gotribe the maternal founder and brainchild of the Gold Rush weekend.

Spencer sounds like a great guy. I hope we bring in a worthy replacement.
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05-20-2017 11:18 AM
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(05-19-2017 03:27 PM)Rocco Wrote:  Are you really asking why someone might leave W&M for PSU and view PSU as a step up? I just want to make sure I understand your question.

Not so unusual for someone to think that an FCS school like W&M is just as good as an FBS school like Penn State. Furthermore, PSU has serious moral / ethical issues. Lastly, I'm sure everybody remembers Laycock / Boston College.
05-20-2017 02:49 PM
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