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RE: Games to Watch: WAC 2020-21 Non-Conference Scheduling
(Yesterday 06:48 PM)PojoaquePosse Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:46 PM)gleadley Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:25 PM)Vulpes88 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:13 PM)gleadley Wrote:  
(Yesterday 01:43 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  I was talking more about this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.azcentr...p/97949082

Still a touchy subject for some ASU grads.

Oh, yeah. I'm very familiar with Dr. Crow's previous position on playing GCU in athletics contests and how furious he was that GCU was even given an exhibition game to open the arena in 2011. I'm pretty sure that was the genesis of the original Crow-imposed "ban" on playing GCU.

Anyway, speaking as an ASU grad and someone who grew up in an ASU family, I really don't see an issue with playing GCU. However, also being a Lopes athletics fan, I am admittedly biased.

So how'd you become a fan of a school you didn't attend?

I grew up in the neighborhood previously right behind then Grand Canyon College, though WHERE I grew up is now almost in the dead-center of campus. I have friends who attended and were student athletes at the College. More recently, I have completed various graduate studies at GCU. As far as athletics goes, I gave up on ASU basketball after the Stevin Smith and Mario Bennett days. With the exception of when Eddie House was part of the program (my undergrad days), it never really felt like ASU was committed to success in basketball. That was fine for me, as I grew up loving (and still do) ASU football way more anyway.

I attended my first GCU basketball game back in 2011 and was immediately hooked. With no strong allegiance to ASU hoops and GCU not having a football team to compete for my fandom there, it was real easy to embrace the program as it grew. Along the way, our family checked out some of the other teams on campus (because having free things to do when you're a parent is VITAL) and now probably enjoy cheering several other GCU teams as much (if not more) than we do MBB.

So, anyway. That's it. Sorry you asked! HAHA!

I lived in Phoenix for a few years. Our corporate office was on 32nd st and Camelback rd. When I first got out there, I wanted to check out the office. I went to 32nd AVENUE and Camelback rd. I was shocked wondering why our office would be there. Rough part of town but right where GCU is today.

Yes Biltmore vs. 32nd Ave, BIG difference. What GCU has done with that area is nothing short of remarkable. Gotta hand it to 'em.
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RE: Games to Watch: WAC 2020-21 Non-Conference Scheduling
(Yesterday 05:20 PM)gleadley Wrote:  
(Yesterday 05:11 PM)Vulpes88 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:46 PM)gleadley Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:25 PM)Vulpes88 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 03:13 PM)gleadley Wrote:  Oh, yeah. I'm very familiar with Dr. Crow's previous position on playing GCU in athletics contests and how furious he was that GCU was even given an exhibition game to open the arena in 2011. I'm pretty sure that was the genesis of the original Crow-imposed "ban" on playing GCU.

Anyway, speaking as an ASU grad and someone who grew up in an ASU family, I really don't see an issue with playing GCU. However, also being a Lopes athletics fan, I am admittedly biased.

So how'd you become a fan of a school you didn't attend?

I grew up in the neighborhood previously right behind then Grand Canyon College, though WHERE I grew up is now almost in the dead-center of campus. I have friends who attended and were student athletes at the College. More recently, I have completed various graduate studies at GCU. As far as athletics goes, I gave up on ASU basketball after the Stevin Smith and Mario Bennett days. With the exception of when Eddie House was part of the program (my undergrad days), it never really felt like ASU was committed to success in basketball. That was fine for me, as I grew up loving (and still do) ASU football way more anyway.

I attended my first GCU basketball game back in 2011 and was immediately hooked. With no strong allegiance to ASU hoops and GCU not having a football team to compete for my fandom there, it was real easy to embrace the program as it grew. Along the way, our family checked out some of the other teams on campus (because having free things to do when you're a parent is VITAL) and now probably enjoy cheering several other GCU teams as much (if not more) than we do MBB.

So, anyway. That's it. Sorry you asked! HAHA!

Well that's interesting. So, do you tell people GCU destroyed your childhood home?

Haha. It's not a conversation I can say I've had, but the community is honestly probably better for those old apartments being gone.

Never been to Phoenix. Going to assume it wasn't the best neighborhood.
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