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Date Posted: Sun, March 17 2019, 5:04:43
Subject: Re: NCAA
In reply to: Griff Man 's message, "NCAA" on Sun, March 17 2019, 4:06:49

Will someone tell me how Bona can recruit top freshman to Olean and Griffs can't get any.

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[> [> Re: NCAA -- Griff72, Sun, March 17 2019, 7:43:12

Easy answer, arena, game atmosphere and higher level league, now also a pretty good run of good teams and a highly respected coach also add to ability to attract good recruits, not every recruit will be ok in Olean but obviously enough are, you have to attend a couple Bona games to understand the game atmosphere and what that generates, Bona gets a good amount of students at games , but it is the locals and season ticket holders that keep it all moving forward on a regular basis and creates the attendance they get even when students are gone.

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[> [> Re: NCAA -- Griffer, Sun, March 17 2019, 8:05:26

We play in a very low rated league, in a small venue, with poor attendance, and virtually no students present. That is a hard sell to prospective recruits. An Atlantic 10 game in front of 5-6,000 rabid fans is hard to compete with. We have to get lucky with leftovers and kids no one else is recruiting. And I do not see any evidence that this current coaching staff is developing these players very well.

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