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RE: State of Athletics Under Wood
(02-10-2021 01:01 PM)ODBlue Wrote:  Larranaga was/is a great coach. He has definitely lost a step the last few years though. But he took a lousy basketball program (Mason) and turned it into a conference contender every year. ODU has a greater history overall, and I wonder what he could have done if he came to ODU.
Mason is a textbook example of what NOT to do if you go to the Final Four. They didn't put any money into the program to keep the momentum going.

True. But they did use that burst of fame to increase the quality of their applicants and boosted their academic reputation tremendously. Its amazing how sports can do that. I have several friends who's kids have applied to (and likely will go to) Mason, and two friends who have kids going to Coastal (at out of state costs). None of them even applied to ODU. But you are correct in that GMU wasted their F4 opportunity to boost their hoops (well it did get them in the A10), whereas VCpew has capitalized on it big time.
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02-10-2021 05:00 PM
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GMU also has a Law School. This helps.
02-10-2021 05:05 PM
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(02-10-2021 05:00 PM)monarx Wrote:  
(02-10-2021 01:01 PM)ODBlue Wrote:  Larranaga was/is a great coach. He has definitely lost a step the last few years though. But he took a lousy basketball program (Mason) and turned it into a conference contender every year. ODU has a greater history overall, and I wonder what he could have done if he came to ODU.
Mason is a textbook example of what NOT to do if you go to the Final Four. They didn't put any money into the program to keep the momentum going.

True. But they did use that burst of fame to increase the quality of their applicants and boosted their academic reputation tremendously. Its amazing how sports can do that. I have several friends who's kids have applied to (and likely will go to) Mason, and two friends who have kids going to Coastal (at out of state costs). None of them even applied to ODU. But you are correct in that GMU wasted their F4 opportunity to boost their hoops (well it did get them in the A10), whereas VCpew has capitalized on it big time.

I recall that after their FF run, applications to Mason quadrupled.
02-11-2021 01:52 PM
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(02-10-2021 05:05 PM)VB Monarch Wrote:  GMU also has a Law School. This helps.

Law School Enrollments are WAY down and law schools are a financial drain on their host institutions. I doubt the GMU Law School provides much prestige.
02-12-2021 08:51 AM
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(02-12-2021 08:51 AM)BigBlueMonarch Wrote:  
(02-10-2021 05:05 PM)VB Monarch Wrote:  GMU also has a Law School. This helps.

Law School Enrollments are WAY down and law schools are a financial drain on their host institutions. I doubt the GMU Law School provides much prestige.

It is extremely important for the DC economy to have a steady pipeline of mediocre lawyers.
02-12-2021 10:45 AM
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(02-12-2021 10:45 AM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(02-12-2021 08:51 AM)BigBlueMonarch Wrote:  
(02-10-2021 05:05 PM)VB Monarch Wrote:  GMU also has a Law School. This helps.

Law School Enrollments are WAY down and law schools are a financial drain on their host institutions. I doubt the GMU Law School provides much prestige.

It is extremely important for the DC economy to have a steady pipeline of mediocre lawyers.

There are no shortage of law schools in the DMV too.
02-12-2021 11:32 AM
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This is FYI as the conference tournament will be split between VCU and Richmond this year, moved to DC and then back to Barclays. The top 4 teams get double byes. My personal feeling is that LaSalle is in dire straits and there are vetting conversation. Speculation on my part. Simple ODU replacement for LaSalle.

Bona03 fan did this on the A10 board.
Quote:Through games on 2/6
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 10 at Richmond/VCU
Game 1: 12. George Washington (2-3) vs 13. Fordham 2-10 1:00 PM ESPN+
Game 2: 11. La Salle 5-8 vs 14. Saint Joseph’s 0-9 3:30 PM ESPN+

Thursday, March 11 at Richmond/VCU
Game 3: 8. Saint Louis 2-2 vs 9. George Mason (5-6) 12:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 4: 5. Richmond 4-2 vs Game 1 Winner 2:30 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 5: 7. Duquesne 6-5 vs 10. Rhode Island 6-8 6:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 6: 6. Dayton 7-5 vs Game 2 Winner 8:30 PM NBC Sports Network

Friday, March 12 at Richmond/VCU
Game 7: 1. St. Bonaventure 8-2 vs Game 3 Winner 12:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 8: 4. Massachusetts 6-2 vs Game 4 Winner 2:30 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 9: 2. VCU 7-2 vs Game 5 Winner 6:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 10: 3. Davidson 6-2 vs Game 6 Winner 8:30 PM NBC Sports Network

Saturday, March 13 at Richmond/VCU
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs Game 8 Winner 1:00 PM CBS Sports Network
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs Game 10 Winner 3:30 PM CBS Sports Network

Sunday, March 14 at Richmond/VCU
Game 13: Championship Game 1:00 PM CBS

Commissioner McGlade moved A10 HQ to Newport News and said the move was significant to the A10 and since multiple Virginia teams have been added.
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02-12-2021 01:35 PM
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RE: State of Athletics Under Wood
(02-12-2021 01:35 PM)Steve1981 Wrote:  This is FYI as the conference tournament will be split between VCU and Richmond this year, moved to DC and then back to Barclays. The top 4 teams get double byes. My personal feeling is that LaSalle is in dire straits and there are vetting conversation. Speculation on my part. Simple ODU replacement for LaSalle.

Bona03 fan did this on the A10 board.
Quote:Through games on 2/6
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 10 at Richmond/VCU
Game 1: 12. George Washington (2-3) vs 13. Fordham 2-10 1:00 PM ESPN+
Game 2: 11. La Salle 5-8 vs 14. Saint Joseph’s 0-9 3:30 PM ESPN+

Thursday, March 11 at Richmond/VCU
Game 3: 8. Saint Louis 2-2 vs 9. George Mason (5-6) 12:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 4: 5. Richmond 4-2 vs Game 1 Winner 2:30 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 5: 7. Duquesne 6-5 vs 10. Rhode Island 6-8 6:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 6: 6. Dayton 7-5 vs Game 2 Winner 8:30 PM NBC Sports Network

Friday, March 12 at Richmond/VCU
Game 7: 1. St. Bonaventure 8-2 vs Game 3 Winner 12:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 8: 4. Massachusetts 6-2 vs Game 4 Winner 2:30 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 9: 2. VCU 7-2 vs Game 5 Winner 6:00 PM NBC Sports Network
Game 10: 3. Davidson 6-2 vs Game 6 Winner 8:30 PM NBC Sports Network

Saturday, March 13 at Richmond/VCU
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs Game 8 Winner 1:00 PM CBS Sports Network
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs Game 10 Winner 3:30 PM CBS Sports Network

Sunday, March 14 at Richmond/VCU
Game 13: Championship Game 1:00 PM CBS

Commissioner McGlade moved A10 HQ to Newport News and said the move was significant to the A10 and since multiple Virginia teams have been added.
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RE: State of Athletics Under Wood
Well all you Radford fans will be excited to hear who is replacing Broderick
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(02-12-2021 02:11 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  Well all you Radford fans will be excited to hear who is replacing Broderick

They got Travis Fields, we got their president.
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