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Date Posted: Mon, April 26 2021, 15:23:40
Author: Greg
Subject: Re: Pathetic recruiting
In reply to: Griffine 's message, "Pathetic recruiting" on Sun, April 25 2021, 9:13:54

It’s not necessarily Reggie. It starts at the top with the schools leadership ( it sucks). Then they have by far the worst facilities in the MAAC. The KAC was built 50 years ago as a teaching gym for the new (at the time) Phy Ed program. It was never intended to be an “arena”. There are high schools with better facilities. Why would a kid choose Canisius when everyone else has better?

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[> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Griff, Mon, April 26 2021, 16:20:44

It's not "by far" the worst facility in the MAAC. Rider is getting a facelift this year but I've been in that gym and locker room - far inferior to the KAC. St. Peter's Yanitelli Center is too being renovated but has for years been less than the KAC. Same with Marist. Manhattan's Draddy Gymnasium has a track around the court and is far from superior to the KAC. Niagara's Gallagher Center is maybe a half step up on the KAC. Iona's Hynes Center has been improved considerably the last several years but is still a "gym". Only Monmouth, Siena, Quinnipiac, and Fairfield play in true arenas.

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[> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Greg, Tue, April 27 2021, 5:12:44

Sorry Griff, but I totally disagree. I’m a realist not a homer

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[> [> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Griff, Tue, April 27 2021, 11:05:57

And you know it's "by far" the worst facility? How? You've been in the others?

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Greg, Tue, April 27 2021, 18:18:57

In my job I do nothing but travel to college campuses around the country ( but not this year) I started doing this in 1981 and I would guess I have been to over 300 schools in that time frame. I’ve seen what the power 5 schools play in as well as D-II and D-Iii. I’ve also been to a majority of the HBCU schools. So yes, I know what’s out there and the KAC is a joke. As I wrote in my original post the building was built for teaching. ThrvGriffsvwere playing at the Audi for years after the KAC was built. When I was a student at Canisius the biggest events in the KAC was when the Braves and some visiting NBA teams practiced there. I interned for the Braves then and picked 4 hours towards my degree. So I don’t need your snide remarks because yes, I know what I’m talking about.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Griff, Tue, April 27 2021, 20:14:16

So Rider's gym is better than the KAC?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Hmmm, Wed, April 28 2021, 17:18:11

You were talking about the MAAC. The KAC needs a face lift for sure, but it is not the worst right now in the MAAC. Definitely the KAC has the worst fans, you are proving it now.

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[> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- When you don’t have a long term vision this is what happens ., Tue, April 27 2021, 2:55:55

We’ve been saying for years but the BOD and the President need to change the course when it comes to athletics. It turns all of our stomach when we see how Bona has prevailed and others (Siena) have jumped ahead of us. Things need to change. St. Peter Canisius pray for us.

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[> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- Griff18, Tue, April 27 2021, 15:20:51

Saying Bona has jumped ahead of us in athletics is laughable. The rest of their programs outside of men’s hoops is still well behind the Griffs, and there’s more to a department’s success than just hoops...

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[> [> [> [> Re: Pathetic recruiting -- I would gladly switch, Wed, April 28 2021, 6:18:03

None of these other sports are helping to add kids to enrollment. Hoops does.

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