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Buffalo drops four sports
Baseball, Men's Swimming and Diving, Men's Soccer, Women's Rowing gone for economic reasons.

Second MAC school in recent years to drop Baseball (Akron first).
04-03-2017 08:55 AM
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Yikes
04-03-2017 08:59 AM
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
Should be noted UB cutting from 20 to 16 sports, whereas he have 15.
04-03-2017 10:51 AM
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(04-03-2017 10:51 AM)MajorHoople Wrote:  Should be noted UB cutting from 20 to 16 sports, whereas he have 15.

True.

Our hockey program alone probably costs more than the 4 sports they dropped.
04-03-2017 12:32 PM
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
I believe the minimum number of teams required for the NCAA top tier is 16. The women have an indoor and outdoor track team which makes two to get us to the 16. Buffalo spent a lot of money on upgrades to their men's soccer team and even hired a former coach of ours.
04-03-2017 02:27 PM
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
More and more AD's are dropping the high cost programs. College football costs a fortune to field a team, Hockey and basketball (due to travel) are costly as well.

A Soccer or Lacrosse program costs a fraction of Football and allows a small school to compete with the big names.

But in this case, conversely, Buffalo AD cuts low-cost programs and not Football or Basketball. Go figure! One of the tweeters mentioned that Buffalo football players stay in a local hotel the night before a game-FOR HOME GAMES.
(This post was last modified: 04-03-2017 03:05 PM by BroncoPhilly.)
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
Actually the trend is going the other way.

For example in Michigan alone Concordia (Ann Arbor), Siena Heights, and Davenport have started Football programs in recent years.
04-03-2017 03:01 PM
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
(04-03-2017 03:01 PM)MajorHoople Wrote:  Actually the trend is going the other way.

For example in Michigan alone Concordia (Ann Arbor), Siena Heights, and Davenport have started Football programs in recent years.

Lawrence Tech is standing one up right now too.
04-03-2017 03:09 PM
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(04-03-2017 02:55 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  More and more AD's are dropping the high cost programs. College football costs a fortune to field a team, Hockey and basketball (due to travel) are costly as well.

A Soccer or Lacrosse program costs a fraction of Football and allows a small school to compete with the big names.

But in this case, conversely, Buffalo AD cuts low-cost programs and not Football or Basketball. Go figure! One of the tweeters mentioned that Buffalo football players stay in a local hotel the night before a game-FOR HOME GAMES.

Old mlive article mentioned WMU football with HC Cubit
Quote: TEAM STAYS AT THE RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO THE NIGHT BEFORE EVERY HOME GAME
Did PJ change that tradition?
04-03-2017 03:18 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:18 PM)okgc Wrote:  Old mlive article mentioned WMU football with HC Cubit
TEAM STAYS AT THE RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO THE NIGHT BEFORE EVERY HOME GAME
Did PJ change that tradition?

I'd be very surprised if he did - owner of the Radisson was one of his biggest boosters (besides being on BOT).
(This post was last modified: 04-03-2017 03:23 PM by MajorHoople.)
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(04-03-2017 12:32 PM)ColinApocalypse Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 10:51 AM)MajorHoople Wrote:  Should be noted UB cutting from 20 to 16 sports, whereas he have 15.

True.

Our hockey program alone probably costs more than the 4 sports they dropped.

Absolutely true. Hockey is expensive.

Last year (before the MAC Tournament run) there was chatter on here about whether or not we should keep baseball. It was pretty split.
04-06-2017 03:35 PM
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RE: Buffalo drops four sports
(04-03-2017 02:55 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  One of the tweeters mentioned that Buffalo football players stay in a local hotel the night before a game-FOR HOME GAMES.

Every football team does this
04-08-2017 12:30 AM
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