Kent State Golden Flashes

Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
Author Message
Older and Older Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Kent State
Location:
Post: #61
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(08-10-2021 03:32 PM)thanksjim Wrote:  Looks like an 800,000 buyout.

It’s all smoke and mirrors and “cooking” the books.
Potential big donors I speak to are very much on the sidelines.
New AD has not inspired anyone to write a big check ….
09-14-2021 07:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
dannyb73 Offline
MAC CHAMPS
*

Posts: 5,676
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 69
I Root For: Mem & Kent St
Location: Memphis
Post: #62
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(09-14-2021 07:39 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  
(08-10-2021 03:32 PM)thanksjim Wrote:  Looks like an 800,000 buyout.

It’s all smoke and mirrors and “cooking” the books.
Potential big donors I speak to are very much on the sidelines.
New AD has not inspired anyone to write a big check ….

I have been on the sidelines at Alabama, LSU, and Ole Miss (games close to home). I guess the term "big" donor is subjective. Lol.
(This post was last modified: 09-14-2021 03:13 PM by dannyb73.)
09-14-2021 03:12 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
thanksjim Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,637
Joined: Mar 2008
Reputation: 19
I Root For: KSU
Location:
Post: #63
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(09-14-2021 03:12 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 07:39 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  
(08-10-2021 03:32 PM)thanksjim Wrote:  Looks like an 800,000 buyout.

It’s all smoke and mirrors and “cooking” the books.
Potential big donors I speak to are very much on the sidelines.
New AD has not inspired anyone to write a big check ….

I have been on the sidelines at Alabama, LSU, and Ole Miss (games close to home). I guess the term "big" donor is subjective. Lol.

I have talked to some people in the athletic department. Everyone has said its like a dark cloud has been removed since the new administration has moved in
09-14-2021 05:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ilovegymnast Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,570
Joined: Dec 2007
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Kent State
Location: Warren, OH
Post: #64
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
Richmond has only been on the job since May and has extended multiple coaches and hired a head coach. Getting those taken care was the smarter priority than trying to do the impossible and smooth over 11 years of Nielson. It's going to take years to undue that damage.
09-14-2021 07:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Older and Older Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Kent State
Location:
Post: #65
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(09-14-2021 03:12 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 07:39 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  
(08-10-2021 03:32 PM)thanksjim Wrote:  Looks like an 800,000 buyout.

It’s all smoke and mirrors and “cooking” the books.
Potential big donors I speak to are very much on the sidelines.
New AD has not inspired anyone to write a big check ….

I have been on the sidelines at Alabama, LSU, and Ole Miss (games close to home). I guess the term "big" donor is subjective. Lol.

Being on the sidelines ( I have also) is not the same as writing checks.
Dix Stadium is 50 yrs old +, it is a high school stadium disguised as a D1
Stadium. Clearly the worst stadium in the MAC .
MAAC center a dump, 70 yrs+ ( restrooms, upstairs seating , locker rooms , etc)
Other than JAR in Summit County it’s easily the worst in the MAC .
It is now one of the 10 oldest D1 basketball homes in USA.

Efforts to find new donors a joke. Kent has no clue , and the few consistent donors that contribute are often treated like crap. I won’t elaborate here but it’s a dumpster fire. The mistakes they regularly make with donor engagements are laughable. Most of their time is spent apologizing not fundraising.
Yesterday 06:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JimJoyce Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,262
Joined: Oct 2008
Reputation: 7
I Root For: KT ST
Location:
Post: #66
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(Yesterday 06:43 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  Efforts to find new donors a joke. Kent has no clue and the few consistent donors that contribute are often treated like crap. I won’t elaborate here but it’s a dumpster fire. The mistakes they regularly make with donor engagements are laughable. Most of their time is spent apologizing not fundraising.

This could probably go in its own thread but here’s something that never made sense to me… you had guys like Carducci, Kurtz and Linder - people who had more KSU history and knowledge of the fan base heartbeat than anyone… why were they never used in fundraising or donor relations? I would have loved to get a call from one of them or shot the proverbial sh!t with them at fundraising event.
Yesterday 08:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Older and Older Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Kent State
Location:
Post: #67
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(Yesterday 08:49 AM)JimJoyce Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:43 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  Efforts to find new donors a joke. Kent has no clue and the few consistent donors that contribute are often treated like crap. I won’t elaborate here but it’s a dumpster fire. The mistakes they regularly make with donor engagements are laughable. Most of their time is spent apologizing not fundraising.

This could probably go in its own thread but here’s something that never made sense to me… you had guys like Carducci, Kurtz and Linder - people who had more KSU history and knowledge of the fan base heartbeat than anyone… why were they never used in fundraising or donor relations? I would have loved to get a call from one of them or shot the proverbial sh!t with them at fundraising event.

Jim. Amen. Perfectly stated. They were never used because they were
Not “professional “. What garbage. Not only were they not utilized , all were let go. New AD had an opportunity to make good, he passed. End of story , my checks will now go elsewhere .
Yesterday 09:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Albert Flasher Online
2nd String
*

Posts: 266
Joined: Jan 2017
Reputation: 3
I Root For: Kent State
Location: Southeast PA
Post: #68
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(Yesterday 09:50 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  
(Yesterday 08:49 AM)JimJoyce Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:43 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  Efforts to find new donors a joke. Kent has no clue and the few consistent donors that contribute are often treated like crap. I won’t elaborate here but it’s a dumpster fire. The mistakes they regularly make with donor engagements are laughable. Most of their time is spent apologizing not fundraising.

This could probably go in its own thread but here’s something that never made sense to me… you had guys like Carducci, Kurtz and Linder - people who had more KSU history and knowledge of the fan base heartbeat than anyone… why were they never used in fundraising or donor relations? I would have loved to get a call from one of them or shot the proverbial sh!t with them at fundraising event.

Jim. Amen. Perfectly stated. They were never used because they were
Not “professional “. What garbage. Not only were they not utilized , all were let go. New AD had an opportunity to make good, he passed. End of story , my checks will now go elsewhere .

Somewhat ironic, but the former AD latched onto a job at REVELxp which is an organization that manages the fan experience for universities. His account is Ole Miss (per LinkedIn).

From the REVELxp site: "The EXPERIENCE around game day has fractured. How can fans rediscover their PASSION for in-person attendance at games and events? Who will make every EVERY MOMENT more momentous? REVELxp is ready to reignite, reimagine and redefine game day."
Yesterday 01:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
burden Offline
All American
*

Posts: 4,580
Joined: Nov 2005
Reputation: 13
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #69
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
Seems to me we are not giving the new AD much of a chance. I don’t know if he carries some baggage that I don’t know about but it seems odd to me that this group wouldn’t give him at least a year before going after him. Maybe I’m nuts but I sure didn’t expect him to rehire Linder, Carducci and the PA announcer. I would think the athletes, coaches etc would have that pretty low on their priority list for fixing the department.
Yesterday 02:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Older and Older Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 169
Joined: Nov 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Kent State
Location:
Post: #70
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
(Yesterday 02:32 PM)burden Wrote:  Seems to me we are not giving the new AD much of a chance. I don’t know if he carries some baggage that I don’t know about but it seems odd to me that this group wouldn’t give him at least a year before going after him. Maybe I’m nuts but I sure didn’t expect him to rehire Linder, Carducci and the PA announcer. I would think the athletes, coaches etc would have that pretty low on their priority list for fixing the department.

Sorry Burden , don’t agree. History and Tradition. This Administration from Diacon on down , no knowledge or desire to honor History and Tradition . It’s all about money. WKSU, R.I.P. same reason. Used to be one of the great NPR stations.
Jeff Kurtz 40 yrs the PA voice of KSU sports events. New AD had every opportunity to bring him back. He passed it on to a new hire who knows nothing of KSU History and Tradition.
BTW. Jeff will emcee upcoming Rango Golf next week because Golf program has the courage to use the best person available.
I support the new AD but he is on tenuous ground from my perspective and needs to do a lot more to engage donors and fans. So far from my observations, same old, same old. They continue to discount Donors and History and Tradition.
Yesterday 04:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
cschierh Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,313
Joined: Jan 2011
Reputation: 8
I Root For: Kent State
Location: Kent
Post: #71
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
Richmond brought back all the assistant coaches that were cut last year and restored all scholarships that were cut. He got extensions for Lewis and Sendy.

I liked Jeff Kurtz, but I’d say the above were more important to the long-term health of KSU athletics.
Yesterday 11:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ilovegymnast Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,570
Joined: Dec 2007
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Kent State
Location: Warren, OH
Post: #72
RE: Flashes picked to win MAC East in football
I'm reading a lot of complaints but zero solutions. Please explain to us how exactly you want the university to make it up to you.
Today 12:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2021 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2021 MyBB Group.