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  1. Good point. And, anecdotally, I perceive much more “traffic” in ubfan.com compared with last year. However, that may just illustrate the diehard element still amped from the past few seasons. Unless the student body comes out Day one breathing fire, I’ll stick with my take: not nearly enough interest to warrant a game at a 19000+ Arena. But either way : GO BULLS!
  2. Regarding possible games in cavernous Key Bank Center: Because UB dwarfs the other Big 4 schools in size, the onus should be on UB to generate a commensurate proportion of the total attendance at any games held there. I don’t see that ever happening. I don’t think a Big 4 doubleheader would even draw 10000. I’m speculating, but if Syracuse were to play UB downtown, I doubt that it would attract 10000 fans. Last season the Bulls were ranked in the top 25 all year - how many times did AA sell out? It’s pathetic! I am not singling out UB - the other 3: Canisius, Niagara, and St Bonaventure are in no better shape. The product is there, the price is ridiculously affordable...the interest is lagging, unfortunately.
  3. One of my next-door neighbors asked me today if I was going to renew our season tickets. I said, “Yeah”. He said, “ I don’t think their new coach has the persona.” I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant, but further discussion elicited this comment from him (knowledgeable sports fan/ not a Bulls follower per se): “He doesn’t project a strong image...one thing for sure - he’s no Oats”. I told him what a tremendous job Whitesell and staff had done in retaining the returning players and the magnificent job that they did in replacing an entire recruiting class in such a short amount of time with some great recruits. It didn’t sway his impression. FWIW, he’s a looong time season ticket holder for the Bills - talk about a dumpster fire... Only Whitesell can dispel the impression that my neighbor, and others, have of the next edition of the UB men’s basketball program.
  4. $84.50 per seat! Times 2 equals $169...I think that’s more than half the cost of our center court season tix last year. Instead of driving the 2+ hours each way and contending with the bridge, it might make more sense to fly (assuming a BUF/TOR direct flight). Then again...
  5. Can some ambitious Bulls fan provide us with a list of 1. Decommits 2. Incoming freshmen from High School 3. Incoming collegiate transfers eligible to play right away 4. Those transfers who will have to sit a year and 5. Players who we considered but never signed with UB
  6. Congrats to CJ and Nick.
  7. St Louis won the A10 tournament, not the regular season.
  8. Don’t forget Bearden. Although he did have a run in the NIT.😂
  9. Why are these numbers so discouraging? It’s a start...
  10. Glad to have Coach stay and I hope that she stays here until she decides to hang them up!
  11. Calipari, Pearl, F. Martin, Barnes, Williams, C Martin, White, Oats, Stackhouse, Musselman, Crean, Howland, Wade, Davis. That’s a murderer’s row of coaching talent in the SEC. To stand out will be extremely difficult. Remember how well the blue collar kids did against the blue blood 1 and done kids two years ago? It’s going to be something like that twice a week. Still not blaming Oats for taking the $12 million (minimum), but it will be interesting to follow how well he does in the lion’s den.
  12. Who was the president at St John’s? Levesque? He was the president at Niagara when Joe Mihalich was the coach at Niagara. They both left Niagara after 2013. Is Levesque Steinbrenneresque?
  13. You feel pangs of guilt because you refuse to read a post from someone you classify as passionate about UB. But you condition your guilt by claiming the post was too long to read. You have to let go of these feelings - they are not beneficial. In fact they could be construed as being detrimental. Repeat after me: Guilt is an obsolete construct. My secretary will send you my bill.
  14. He’s a pretty big guy...probably counted per diem meal money in his total.
  15. I would agree that it’s a grind. However, I wonder how often the head recruiter (not sure if that’s what title Hodgson had) for a DI MBB team has a higher salary than the Associate HC. I would contend rarely.
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