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Subject: Re: Need to get rid of Beckett


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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 16:53:31 08/14/17 Mon
In reply to: Ivy wanna be 's message, "Need to get rid of Beckett" on 16:11:53 08/14/17 Mon

IWB touches on an important facet of the Reno debate, and that is that AD Beckett's tenure is fast coming to a close (he is north of 70). I think that a replacement would need to be decided on by Beckett's successor. Therefore, Reno may have more protection than we think. The one thing that he needs to protect against is a belly-flop in the Yale Bowl on November 18. Yale has a lot of returning talent this year, augmented by medical red-shirt of All-Ivy caliber. The hurdle that needs to be cleared is toughest out of conference schedule in the League, and two of first three Ivy games being on the road.

Here's wagering that the new AD will be a woman.

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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 16:54:56 08/14/17 Mon

Meant to say "medical red shirts"

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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 18:14:07 08/14/17 Mon

Extrapolating from the appointment of his 2nd five year term which the below article said started in January, 2008 Beckett's current term should expire in January 2018. Should he decide to retire at that point he will have ended an extremely successful tenure as Yale AD, perhaps the greatest tenure of any Yale AD ever.

The below article speaks of all his success up to 1998. Since then he has added: a national championship in hockey and men's heavy weight crew, the winningest season in Yale's long baseball history which included the most tournament wins since 1948, the first basketball tournament appearance since 1962 and the first tournament victory ever.

To me his greatest accomplishment was the successful scheduling of the game with Army to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl in 2014. A FCS school hosting any FBS team is a coup which may never be repeated again. Anyone who had the privilege to attend that game knows just how surreal it was.

I could keep rattling off impressive accomplishments for Mr. Beckett, but I don't want to write his biography. Suffice it to say, Yale is indebted to him for 24 years of exemplary service to Yale and the New Haven Community.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/12/nyregion/q-a-thomas-a-beckett-return-of-rah-rah-to-the-yale-campus.html

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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 18:38:47 08/14/17 Mon

Correction, his 2nd 5 year term started in January 1998, not 2008.

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