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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Yale @ Fordham on: October 04, 2017, 01:59:36 pm
AB is getting beaten up right now and not without reason.  I've been saying it's a stretch to believe he was handed the keys to a mini-dynasty.  We've been a one sided team throughout the Moorhead years and the lack of focus on defense, combined with coaching issues is showing itself.  Assuming he comes back next year (I feel he will get another year), he can hire better coaches. The recruiting, on both lines and throughout the defense is another matter.  And we need to replace Chase!  We need a big infusion of talent.  We don't have the players many seem to think we do. 

If AB survives the 2017 campaign, I think we can all agree that he'll be on a short leash next year.  That is not an attractive situation for a new coach to come into, knowing that you may be packing your bags by year's end.  
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Nick Honor PG 2018 Commits on: October 04, 2017, 10:27:22 am
Welcome to Rose Hill, Nick.  Nice to see that we beat out some heady competition for this "get".
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Yale @ Fordham on: October 03, 2017, 12:41:10 pm
I can tell you that the pre-game issue has been addressed. There was a miscommunication and failure of execution.

I think the miscommunication and failure to execute continued throughout the game '07  Wink
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: The real person on hot seat should be the AD on: October 02, 2017, 04:40:22 pm
This is pretty much my understanding.  The elevation of AB with no search came from above Roach.  I was told Moorhead lobbied very hard for this and went over Roach's head.  They did not have a tremendous relationship.  I don't know that Roach bought into it but in the end it doesn't matter. It was the wrong thing to do and the program may pay for it for a long time to come.

I have no inside knowledge, but that makes sense to me AOC.  In light of the methodical approach to the basketball search in which Roach championed the idea of hiring a firm and conducting a professional, nationwide search, it seems counterintuitive that Roach would favor a completely different approach to the football HC hiring.  When things go badly it seems that all roads inevitably lead to Gray's doorstep.  Hiring a 31 year-old with no other HC options, in many ways makes JG's life more comfortable.  AB's not in the position to rock the boat or openly grouse about facilities - and AB's forever indebted to JG for giving him his chance.  All the while the administration gets to save a few bucks on salary, and have the added cover of JM's robust endorsement of AB if things go sour.  I know its Fordham, but I can't believe that this program has unraveled so quickly... and to top it all off its just been reported that Tom Petty passed away.  Ugghh!!!     
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: The real person on hot seat should be the AD on: October 02, 2017, 11:39:00 am
There was absolutely no reason to just toss this kid the keys. what leverage did he have? None. Tag him as interim, do a national search, it was a hot job. If after a few weeks you decide he is the best guy after a full vetting process, then you pull the trigger. But its Fordham.  You simply have to do the work and go through the process and vet, vet, vet.  All the unique issues at Fordham, the facilities, academics, the admin. You really think this is the right place for the youngest coach in the country?  Hey, Breiner may turn out to be a fantastic head coach some day. I mean, Belechick got fired by Cleveland! But this job, with a kid coach, doesnt make sense and never should have happened in the first place.

I think you're spot on this.  That being said, at the time I put a lot of faith in the reports that JM had given a hearty endorsement of the AB hire.  We also had a high powered offense that he had successfully coordinated, so maintaining some continuity (especially with KA and Chase coming back) made some sense to me in my layperson's opinion.  However, I think you're absolutely right 85 - and hopefully this can be a lesson moving forward.  It should be standard operating procedure that we have a full blown national search for our full-time,  head coaching jobs.  That's what Roach did with men's hoops which resulted in the hiring of Neubauer - and that yielded a positive result but most accounts.  
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ Bryant on: September 24, 2017, 03:19:56 pm
Good point about the 4th downs Ken.  Bryant converted 4 or 5 4th downs - some of them  in their own territory IIRC.  We didn't stop them once and it was clear that BU had little regard for our D.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ Bryant on: September 24, 2017, 11:54:21 am
I was at the game and had a few takeaways.  First off, it was Bryant's reunion/homecoming weekend.  The atmosphere was festive and the game was well attended and it was a beautiful day in the 80s.  It had a similar feeling to homecoming weekend at Fordham when the weather is nice  They have made numerous improvements to their facilities since the last time I visited (a Labor Day weekend loss during the TM era).  Beyond the near end zone, they have a large glass building that houses a very large weight room.  They have two statues of huge bulldogs by the entrance to the stadium which people were lined up to get pictures with.  You get the feeling that the football program is a priority there.  I thought I'd see more Fordham fans at the game.  There was only a smattering of us, and many of the Fordham fans seemed to be from the players' families.  

As far as the game is concerned, I'll start with the positive.  Kevin Anderson is the complete package.  He had a terrific game and is a real leader.  His play action skills are better than some NFL QBs.  He's a competitor and he's a joy to watch.  Overall, I think the offense played well.  A good job up front, and our receivers and running backs were solid.  Beyond a couple odd play calls, the one thing that drove me nuts on offense was how slow we were getting plays in on our final drive - even taking a delay of penalty call.  We were letting the play clock get down to 5 ticks before running the play.  This was not on KA as the plays were still being signaled into him from the sidelines as the play clock ticked away.  It seems that we should have been in 2 minute drill mode.

On defense, I'll leave it to others to opine whether we lack the talent to compete on this level, or if our poor showing is a function of deficient coaching, lack of effort, etc.   In the end, I'm not sure any of that matters (for this year anyway).  Put simply, we are a poor defensive team right now.  My son joked that we should change our name to Forham (get it, no D).  We are very soft up the middle, and we don't set a hard edge leading to continuous contain problems.  We got beat long on passes throughout the afternoon.  Even when we successfully sniffed out plays, the yards after contact that BU players got was disconcerting.  Our special teams wasn't much better.  We gave up far too much on kickoffs and missed a PAT.  Unless something radically changes, I can't see us going better than .500 in the PL this year.  

On the visitor's side at Bryant, the stands are very close to the sidelines.  It is what you'd typically see at a youth football game.  You can hear almost everything that is said and pick up on body language, etc.   There appeared to me to be a lack of emotion on our sidelines.  As porous as our D was, it was an exciting, high scoring game that see-sawed back and forth.  Anderson's leadership was apparent on the sidelines, and I saw Chase in his street clothes trying to pump guys up a bit and offer advice throughout the game - but that was about it.  A number of times, a member of the coaching staff tried to stir up some emotion on the sidelines when we needed a 3rd down stop - with limited success.  AB had a low profile on the sidelines and seemed to interact minimally with players during the game.  I'm not saying that is necessarily a bad thing.  There is a coach in Foxborough who has a similar approach during games and he's done alright.  I just thought at some point, we'd have seen a little of the "rah rah" stuff down the stretch.

My hopes for a successful season are all but dashed now.  I'll enjoy watching two all-time great Rams in Anderson and Chase compete down the stretch, but my expectations on a playoff berth are almost non-existent.

A final note, our trainers and support staff on the sidelines worked their tails off in searing heat.  They are forgotten members of the program, but that crew was out straight making sure all the players were hydrated, operating the cooling fans, filling up coolers with ice, tending to injuries, etc.  Great job!        
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 22, 2017, 10:48:21 am
I agree that it is hard for ND today to compete on the highest level of FCS, but its still Notre Dame.  Even as ND's star has fallen a bit, the HC of ND is a household name for even the casual sports fan and you get to play on national TV pretty much every weekend.  Plus, I think all of these guys think they are the one who do better than those who preceded them, so the failure of prior coaches won't deter many candidates.  If Joe were afraid of a challenge, then he certainly would never have returned to Rose Hill.  

It may not be the job it once was, but it is still one of the most high profile jobs in all of sports.  Joe is hot right now, and if ND came knocking I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't be interested.

Sorry I meant to say FBS.  I don't want to be inundated with criticism from the Domers  Grin.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 22, 2017, 10:45:27 am
you think  Notre Dame  is a possibility for Coach M ?

 briefly looking at the hot seat rankings  --   Notre Dame, Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia   

  if any of these open at the end of the season I think Joe would get an interview/look.     

I agree that it is hard for ND today to compete on the highest level of FCS, but its still Notre Dame.  Even as ND's star has fallen a bit, the HC of ND is a household name for even the casual sports fan and you get to play on national TV pretty much every weekend.  Plus, I think all of these guys think they are the one who do better than those who preceded them, so the failure of prior coaches won't deter many candidates.  If Joe were afraid of a challenge, then he certainly would never have returned to Rose Hill.  

It may not be the job it once was, but it is still one of the most high profile jobs in all of sports.  Joe is hot right now, and if ND came knocking I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't be interested.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 17, 2017, 11:46:08 am
I didn't catch the game, but I'm disappointed with the reports of our performance on the field.  I'll accept the notion that we played hard, but were outclassed which seems to be the consensus view of things.  However, that is hardly comforting.  I know this was projected by most to be a loss, but we might as well been playing Alabama yesterday.  EWU went into the game ranked #12 in the FCS coaches poll and had to travel the continent to play us, routing us in a laugher.  Meanwhile, Holy Cross played on the road at #11 UNH and hung 50+ on the Wildcats to earn a convincing win.  I know many of us are looking for things to return to normal once we start the PL schedule, but I'm not so sure that's going to be the case.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 15, 2017, 02:06:21 pm
I do think this game will tell us a lot about this team.  In our opener we were utterly outclassed and in the CCSU game we still showed many early season glitches but escaped New Britain with a win.  This week we play a high quality opponent in our home opener and we need to come out and perform.  I don't think this game necessarily has to be a W for us, but we need to play well.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 14, 2017, 09:46:05 am
Chase is a top notch talent and an impressive young man, but the piece was pretty dull IMO.  I can't imagine someone without an emotional attachment to the program or the school would invest the 10 minutes to watch this.  I'm not sure who the target audience is for this.  I agree its not a bad thing - and something is better than nothing.  I just didn't find it to be a compelling piece.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 12, 2017, 11:25:33 am
We are 1-1 which is exactly where we should be.  There is a ton of stuff that we need to clean up but let's not go into full on Category 5 panic mode just yet.  After watching the Army game, it is clear this was an unwinnable game for us.  I would be surprised if Army is not ranked before the season is throug.  The CCSU game was disappointing, and I have serious concerns about our injuries, but we bounced back from a 17-0 deficit which says something about us.  The poor special teams play and - at times - porous defense says something about us too.  Coach B and his staff clearly need to work on those things, but let's wait until the PL games begin before writing this team off.   
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Reminder thread that EWU lost 56-10 and CCSU lost 50-17. It's fine. on: September 03, 2017, 12:09:19 pm
On top of all that, Holy Cross narrowly lost on the road to UConn, 27-20.  HC had a 7 point lead late in the 3rd quarter.  We're going to be challenged in the PL from multiple teams.  Let's hope we right the ship vs. CCSU. 
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 22, 2017, 02:24:02 pm
Frank is in the Hall of Fame so whatever his contributions were have been honored.   There was a ceremony he was honored in front of his family and friends.   The floor naming has nothing to do with Frank and everything to do with the FOF still being pissed off their guys were fired. Up next The Pecora Hospitality Suite where you can get a New York priced steak that is Golden Coral quality. 

I hear you Rich, but retiring his jersey would provide a quasi-graceful exit from this flawed project.  The jersey retirement would be in perpetuity whereas the floor naming commemoration would meet its demise when the venerable RHG meets its demise (hey its got to happen at some point in the future, right?).  Maybe that is an angle to pivot off the floor naming debacle.  Just a thought.
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 22, 2017, 01:47:20 pm
A petition that points out the inherent flaws of this proposal might work.....although it probably wont stop an honor in some form, it could hopefully prevent this very non-deserving and disjointed naming that will last for generations..... Standing and booing or back turning wouldnt help, it would make things worse........try and head it off at the pass with a compromise.

I like that idea 85.  On strictly basketball merits, Frank's jersey does not warrant being raised to the rafters.  However, he did devote most of his professional life to Fordham athletics and his decades of service to Fordham can be recognized without being an embarrassment to the program and the university.  It would give his family and supporters the chance to acknowledge his years of service and it wouldn't alienate large swaths of alumni who view his tenure as AD as a failure.  I'm just surprised that the family wouldn't pull out of this thing given the backlash it has created. 
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 14, 2017, 12:57:02 pm
I couldn't be happier for JP.  He is right up there with the best players that I ever saw play for Fordham, and boy was he a clutch performer.  He was very bright as I recall.  He was an excellent student who had a double major that included chemistry IIRC.  You get Great to see his hard work paying off.  I don't know much about San Jose St. but I'll be following them and rooting for their success now.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chase Cracks Top-10 CFB RBs To Watch on: July 12, 2017, 03:02:21 pm
That is some rarified air that Chase is breathing in.  Awesome to see him get the recognition he deserves.  With his talent and versatility, I think he'd be a great fit in Foxboro.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 26, 2017, 04:26:42 pm
Pistol Pete Jacquinto
Steve Breen
Kevin McBride
Snake McClendon
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Not sure how people think this was a good season on: March 20, 2017, 12:04:45 pm
Viewed solely through the prism of wins and losses, the year was disappointing.  The rocky start really impacted the season's bottom line.   However,  peeling back the onion a bit is warranted here.  Unlike any time in our history in the A10, I truly felt that we had the potential to beat any team in the conference, and our road wins were a refreshing departure from the norm.   I know the A10 was down this year, but still we saw progress.  I also feel that we have the best coach at the helm in 30 years which is a major difference maker.  JN actually makes adjustments and seems to get kids to buy in.  Its not saying much, but I am more hopeful for the future of the program than at any point since we joined the A10.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY on: March 17, 2017, 04:21:36 pm
St. Andres will always be a revered figure in the Fordham pantheon. Regardless of your heritage, you don't come out of Fordham without being a little bit Irish -- and having an appreciation of what that means.

Bittersweet Saint's Day for me. A year ago this day, my kid sister got a rough diagnosis. "It'll be fine" I tried to tell her.  On things Irish, I remember some years ago visiting Birr, in County Offaly, my maternal grandmother's hometown, with my [Italian] wife and 1/4 Irish son. As we stand in the town square, kid sister calls and asks how Birr is.

"I think it's Gaelic for Scranton" I told her, "but Tullamore's about 10 km up the road, and they've got a racetrack and distillery! Off we go!"

Sis slipped away to God in LA two weeks ago. "That team you follow any good yet?" she asked when she was in hospital. "Getting there" I told her.

I'll raise a toast to her for St. Patrick's Day. Don't be surprised if she impels Fordham basketball to great things next season, just to put ME out of MY misery. ["Bro, seriously, they haven't won since when?"]

John, I'm very sorry for your loss. Despite the unfortunate subject matter, your posts never disappoint.  I'll raise a glass to your sister at dinner tonight.  
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham George Mason Pre/In/Post Game Thread Thursday 6 pm NBCSN on: March 10, 2017, 12:31:57 pm
I don't want to explain away the collapse, but it really came down to one thing - missing free throws down the stretch.  GM exerted furious full court pressure which our guys handled effectively and with poise.  I didn't sense any panic in our guys - and I truly believed we were going to win the game up until the game tying, buzzer beater bucket.  

Only 7 TOs for the game is pretty impressive.  One of the offensive boards that GM got in the final minute of regulation was high, deep rebound where we had good position but the ball bounced elsewhere.  Officiating was horrendous, and losing AA was huge IMO.  No offense to Havsa, but he was unable to recover defensively on the high inbounds pass from the baseline, and allowed the GM dribble penetration leading to the bucket that forced the OT.  AA probably doesn't allow that to happen - although the refs probably would have called him for a foul.  
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham George Mason Pre/In/Post Game Thread Thursday 6 pm NBCSN on: March 10, 2017, 11:29:16 am
This really was a crushing and disheartening a loss.  If we hit our free throws down the stretch then this is a 5-7 point win.  Up 7 with 46 secs. left?  Ughhh!  However, we did show grit hanging in there and coming back from double digit deficits earlier in the game.  I just want to delete that last minute of regulation and the OT session permanently from my mind.  When AA fouled out, I feared this would totally get away in OT.  As inconsistent as he is at times, losing his ability to penetrate off the dribble and hit a big 3 made us far more predictable on offense.    

However, despite the roller coaster ride that the season was, as we entered the A10 tourney I truly felt that we had the potential to beat any team in the conference.  As unlikely as it would have been to run the table in Pittsburgh, at least it was conceivable whereas in years past it was beyond the realm of possibility.  It is not unusual for young teams to struggle closing games out.  I think our returning players will learn from this loss.

The inclination after a heartbreaking loss like this is to revert to the old, familiar refrain that this is typical Fordham. While I understand that, I think anybody who truly watched this team with an open mind would have to be encouraged with our potential moving forward. I think we have high character players and a very good coaching staff that can develop and improve talent.  I'm looking forward in a positive way to next year.    
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: RHG renovations on: February 23, 2017, 03:53:51 pm
Nothing.  You win. My apologies to you, apparently the sole arbiter of what should go where, what is acceptable and might be interesting or thought provoking.

Thread drift is quite commonplace on and not reason for alarm.  I actually enjoyed reading JG92's thoughts on where Fordham is in the college search process as I'm a just a year away from my oldest beginning his college search.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 21, 2017, 01:26:38 pm
Due to geography, I only get to a couple home games per year, but feel lucky I was able to be in attendance with my family on Saturday.  Our team played their tails off from the opening tip to the final buzzer.  The defense was inspiring and even the bench players were leading the crowd in "DEFENSE!" chants when SLU had the ball.  AA had a terrific game.  IMO he is the best athlete that I have seen playing the guard position at Fordham in 30 years.  The crowd was respectable, but for the life of me I cannot fathom why more students don't attend games.  It was a beautiful day, a 2pm tip, and  the team was playing well coming into the game - but still only a smattering of students.  I don't get it - but that's a topic for another thread.

After the game we went down to DJ's, where there was a reception for a handful of hoops alum who were present.  Coach N, Coach Crawford, Dave Roach and some of the players showed up and entered DJ's to applause.  They thanked everyone for showing up and supporting the team.  Coach Crawford and AA came up to our group and personally thanked and chatted about the excitement about this team moving forward and how we'll be a "tough out" in the A10 tourney.  AA fist bumped our kids and couldn't have been more impressive in terms of how he handled himself.  Dave Roach also came by and had a private conversation with us lasting about 5 minutes touching upon the hoops teams and our softball success, which was of interest to us as we all have daughters actively involved in youth softball.  Dave Roach even recalled the specifics of an email I sent him about 18 months ago which I thought was remarkable.

There is a nature in all of us to sometimes dwell on the negative.  I left Rose Hill reminded about what is good about Fordham. 
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: RHG renovations on: February 10, 2017, 10:12:38 am
The "small potatoes" aspect of the project is not what I find problematic.  If this were a campaign to raise $2.5M to name it the Johnny Bach Court, I think we'd all be applauding the effort, however modest the improvements.  Many of us would probably write checks as well.  The issue here IMO is the wisdom of naming it after the family of an athletic director who however affable,  presided over some of worst years in Fordham athletics history.  I was watching some of the Duke-UNC game last night which took place on Coach K Court in Durham.  Pauley Pavillion has the "Nell and John Wooden Court".  Short of someone writing a big check to secure the naming rights, these are the caliber of individuals who get floors named after them - and there has been no report that I'm aware of indicating that a big check has come from the family of our former AD.  The fact that it is FM's job to raise money for FU athletics makes this all the more bizarre.  Johnny Bach is the only figure in our history who would be deserving of such an honor IMO.     
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: RHG renovations on: February 08, 2017, 04:11:53 pm
Does anyone have any insider knowledge as to whether the court naming project received the green light by Dave Roach? Or did McGrank simply bigfoot our AD and move forward without his involvement or approval?  Overall, I have been impressed with Roach's work as we can clearly see tangible improvements since he arrived. Granted we are still hamstrung by a lot of institutional handicaps, but Roach has been effective in making changes where he can and in bringing a greater level of professionalism to the athletic department if you ask me.  I really hope his fingerprints aren't on this project.  If it is being done without his approval or involvement then that speaks to the structural dysfunction that exists at FU.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: RHG renovations on: February 01, 2017, 03:21:02 pm
Dear Fordham Athletics Fan,

I believe in the singular and powerful role that varsity athletics plays in the development of well-rounded student athletes, and in athletics programs’ ability to help shape the University’s national profile and elevate its brand. As a fellow donor and advocate for Fordham athletics, I would like to share with you two initiatives benefiting athletics that are now underway: The naming of the Frank McLaughlin Family Basketball Court and the creation of the Fordham Football Office Suite.

I believe these two projects, each costing $2.5 million, have the potential to help transform athletics at Fordham. Since the summer of 2016, we have been in the quiet phase of fundraising, during which time a small group of donors has made generous leadership gifts and pledges of approximately $1.3 million.

The project to name the Rose Hill Gym basketball court in honor of Fordham mainstay and long-time athletics director Frank McLaughlin, FCRH ’69, will include new lower spectator seating, a new state-of-the-art wood floor, a hospitality suite in the upper balcony, and a fund to help support charter flights for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Learn more about the Frank McLaughlin Family Basketball Court initiative.

In recent years, Fordham’s football team has recaptured its élan and winning tradition. To help sustain this progress, we are planning to move and upgrade the football offices and conference rooms within the Lombardi Center. With the deep renovation and expansion of these spaces, the coaching staff and team will have a fitting and well-appointed home base, leading to enhanced recruitment efforts, the empowerment of the coaches, and heightened communication among team members and the coaching staff. Learn more about the Fordham Football Office Suite initiative.

I invite you to learn more about these projects, and to consider making an investment that will help turn them into reality. Your fully deductible gift to one or both of these initiatives will make all the difference in helping us achieve our goals in 2017 and beyond.

Finally, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and fulfilling new year. Go Rams!

I remain most gratefully yours,

Roger A. Milici, Jr.
Vice President for Development and University Relations

I had to double check my calendar to make sure its Feb. 1st and not April 1st.  This is truly beyond bizarre.
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Patriot League on: January 30, 2017, 11:46:16 am
This too is misleading. Of the 17,900 students you cite for Georgetown, a full 11,000 are not even students on the main campus. A night student in law school or a part time student downtown really isn't in the same discussion.

Nevertheless, Boston U. can support  football. Apathy didn't kill the program, a deeply resentful John Silber did.

It is a shame that one of the largest private universities in the country with a $1.6B endowment can't support a FCS football program.  That being said, BU's student body is populated with a fair number of international students (at least for now) that probably lack the interest in football, and all sports for that matter.  There is an urbane quality to BU that simply doesn't place a very high value on athletics.   Even in its signature sport of hockey, BU draws about 4,300 per game placing them 17th in attendance nationally.  I think they'd be a nice addition to the PL, but I seriously doubt that is even being considered by BU.

As far as we are concerned, IMO the PL is the best place for us.  If upgrades and additions can be made to the PL then all the better.  However, I do not think that the CAA is the right fit for us given our facilities and the overall place that athletics occupies in the Fordham ethos.
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: It's not working, decision time on: January 17, 2017, 08:56:15 am
While I am not an active alum, it would seem to me that quite a number of folks on this board are and have relationships with people inside the administration. Has anyone actually sat down with the key decision makers at Fordham in a formal meeting to discuss what the plan is with men's basketball or discussed a step by step process to fix what is broken? While I get that times have changed since Penders and Macarchuck, there must have been things done during that era that could be applicable to today. I personally don't have the answer, but I'm guessing many of you would know. Call me naive, but if someone presented me with a reasonable solution rather than a reiteration of the problems, I would more likely than not take their advice especially if I didn't have a solution of my own. The thing that is clearly non-negotiable is a new arena for the time being - but outside of that I bet they start to listen.

I think if you look at the last sentence of your post HKRam - therein lies the problem.  There is absolutely no way that we can build a credible A-10 level program calling RHG our home.  I think most of us would prefer to see a new facility on campus, but as John has eloquently stated there is more than one approach to this conundrum.  Renting dates at MSG for our A-10 tilts (working with other locals schools like Manhattan, Iona, St. Peter's and others to have double headers to defray costs) is another option at a cheaper price tag.  However, there appears to be little or no appetite within the administration to address this issue. 

I was out to dinner with my family last night and the Boston University - Loyola game was on one of the TVs.  The game was at Loyola and their facility cuts a much nicer image than RHG.  BU's calls Agganis Arena home which is a 7,200 seat arena built in 2005.  When we can't keep up with our Patriot League brethren then we clearly have a problem. 

Under the current construct, we might catch lightening in a bottle every now and then (like last year) and have a winning record, but that will be the exception rather than the rule.   
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