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RE: The Hall, AKA "Kaplan Arena"
Football rules at W&M and our season won't end until January 9th. Student attendance at basketball games should pick up after that.
11-21-2015 09:58 AM
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I was there in 1993 when graduation was in Zable. 105 degrees. Bill Cosby. We should never do that again. Ever.
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Do you mean Cosby or Zable 03-banghead
11-21-2015 10:23 AM
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RE: The Hall, AKA "Kaplan Arena"
(11-20-2015 10:18 PM)62Indian Wrote:  
(11-20-2015 09:59 PM)Got Ribe Wrote:  
(11-20-2015 06:24 PM)Tribe Fan Wrote:  Do not forget W&M tried to put up a BIG super scoreboard but the 45 year old roof was not designed to hold the weight.

This, by the way, is myth, though it was believed by even the AD at one time. The issue was the strength of the cable holding the scoreboard, and somehow, by the time the problem was communicated through channels, the powers that be thought the issue was the roof.
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So why not get a stronger cable????

And a new AD 05-stirthepot
11-21-2015 10:24 AM
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(11-21-2015 09:58 AM)Tribal Wrote:  Football rules at W&M and our season won't end until January 9th. Student attendance at basketball games should pick up after that.

What is this "college football" you speak of?
11-21-2015 10:49 AM
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(11-21-2015 10:49 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 09:58 AM)Tribal Wrote:  Football rules at W&M and our season won't end until January 9th. Student attendance at basketball games should pick up after that.

What is this "college football" you speak of?

I thought you were an Ohio guy. EVERYONE in Ohio knows about college football.
11-21-2015 11:28 AM
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RE: The Hall, AKA "Kaplan Arena"
(11-21-2015 08:51 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  So, I had my first visit to Kaplan the other night. While it was a guaranteed win, I'm excited to see what that place looks and sounds like when you're facing some good competition.

That being said, the section right under the banners...

Why not add more seating there and make that place even louder, and more opportunity to bring in more money?

UNCW recently added a multimedia scoreboard, and it looks great. I'm not in any way trying to pump our chest, but if they can do that in old freaking Trask... it shouldn't be an engineering issue at Kaplan.

I liked the court design.

What's with the tiny student section? Was that just because it was a guaranteed win game, or are they always in that same small section opposite of the visitor's bench?

Student turnout depends a lot on the opponent/how the team is doing. Next game or two is over thanksgiving break, but I'd bet the ODU game will have a great turnout, especially for a Tuesday night
11-21-2015 12:49 PM
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The drapery idea will work. I've seen it done at the Key Arena in Seattle. When the Supersonics left Seattle U moved in and turned the 14,000 arena into 7,000 with drapes the color of the seats.
11-21-2015 02:13 PM
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Build it in the parking lot area right next to the current arena. No need to play anywhere except Kaplan until the new one is finished. Footprint would be smaller compared to the current concrete dinosaur.

(11-21-2015 08:15 AM)TribeInTheBurg Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 07:02 AM)Tribe32 Wrote:  It's time to move on from Kaplan. When you get a chance to go to a newer arena that seats between 7-10 thousand folks you'll see how different it is from the sight lines, distance from the court, etc. ODU's arena is a good example. Much better atmosphere, and yes most arenas are closed on all four sides.

Yeah, we'll just put it... where exactly? Play games in Adair for a year? Have graduation in Zable? Okay, the last one sounds like a pretty cool thing.
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(11-21-2015 11:28 AM)Tribal Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 10:49 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 09:58 AM)Tribal Wrote:  Football rules at W&M and our season won't end until January 9th. Student attendance at basketball games should pick up after that.

What is this "college football" you speak of?

I thought you were an Ohio guy. EVERYONE in Ohio knows about college football.

Nope. I'm from North Carolina. I was making a joke about UNCW's inability to join the 21st century, or 20th for that matter, and have a football team.
11-22-2015 06:30 AM
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(11-22-2015 06:30 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 11:28 AM)Tribal Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 10:49 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 09:58 AM)Tribal Wrote:  Football rules at W&M and our season won't end until January 9th. Student attendance at basketball games should pick up after that.

What is this "college football" you speak of?

I thought you were an Ohio guy. EVERYONE in Ohio knows about college football.

Nope. I'm from North Carolina. I was making a joke about UNCW's inability to join the 21st century, or 20th for that matter, and have a football team.

Right. I thought you were from Cleveland...Hawk (CAAzone).
11-22-2015 07:47 AM
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Yeah. That was a terrible name I used while stationed there without realizing I couldn't change it. So now it's more broad... Coast Guard. Lol
11-22-2015 09:55 AM
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ODU's practice facility almost complete. 8.4 Million.

http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/ol...7fbda.html
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So just how did ODU afford that? I assume they're working with the same constraints that we are.
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They have more students and therefore more alumni to give. Their bball program was successful for years and although mediocre of late still able to shake the donors for change. Football has been great for them and generated a lot of local interest and thus sponsors.
02-10-2017 01:24 PM
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Someone forward the link to President Reveley.

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Opportunity for my yearly rant. The parking situation at Kaplan is an embarrassment. We want more people to come, but we take up a giant section with trailers for... I don't even know what now. Last Saturday game people had nowhere to park - what is going to happen for the gold rush game?!?!
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(02-11-2017 10:03 AM)wml33t Wrote:  Opportunity for my yearly rant. The parking situation at Kaplan is an embarrassment. We want more people to come, but we take up a giant section with trailers for... I don't even know what now. Last Saturday game people had nowhere to park - what is going to happen for the gold rush game?!?!

They have a plan, of sorts.

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Not as good a plan as "get the dang trailers out of the Hall lot", but it's something.
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Thank you for sharing that. Definitely better than nothing.
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(02-10-2017 01:13 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  So just how did ODU afford that? I assume they're working with the same constraints that we are.

ODU was pushing for this practice facility while they were still playing in The CAA . At halftime of one of their NCAA tournament games, while still in the lonely CAA, they had an assistant AD or such, on their local broadcast pushing for $$$$ for this building. So, it took awhile but they got what they wanted and what they needed.
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(02-11-2017 11:13 PM)Tribe Fan Wrote:  
(02-10-2017 01:13 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  So just how did ODU afford that? I assume they're working with the same constraints that we are.

ODU was pushing for this practice facility while they were still playing in The CAA . At halftime of one of their NCAA tournament games, while still in the lonely CAA, they had an assistant AD or such, on their local broadcast pushing for $$$$ for this building. So, it took awhile but they got what they wanted and what they needed.

So you're saying you get what you fight for?
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