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Date Posted: Wed, July 14 2021, 20:55:16
Author: Buffalo Super Fan
Subject: Re: Hurley retiring after this academic year
In reply to: left-coast griff 's message, "Hurley retiring after this academic year" on Thu, July 08 2021, 7:53:10

This is good news for Canisius Golden Griffins basketball Hurley had no real vision for Canisius Golden Griffins basketball. I think Canisius College needs a new Canisius College President that is better with fund raising and higher goals than status quo for Canisius Golden Griffins basketball. The next Canisius President needs to figure out a way to fix the KAC. I think you need to drill into the KAC floor like the renovation of the Seattle Kraken arena. Canisius Golden Griffins basketball needs a 5,000 seat athletics center like Reilly Center. If that isn’t possible through fund raising than call it a day with Division I basketball but at least try. Canisius can’t keep up with the top of the MAAC conference with status quo 2,000 seat KAC. The new renovated KAC needs a corporate naming rights deal to help offset the money cost. The Griffs need some kind of luxury seating area like Reilly Center that has that room in glass for high St Bonaventure Bonnies basketball donors. Canisius also needs a replay scorecard like Reilly Center and UB Alumni Arena. I would like to see retired players numbers John McCarthy number #15 and Ray Hall #32 to name a few Griffs there are more those two come to mind off the top of my head.
That is just to bring Canisius into today Division I landscape to compete in the MAAC same deal with the Niagara Purple Eagles that are in the same basketball boat as Canisius College today.

I think if Canisius College does this along with raising the money to buyout Reggie Witherspoon coaching contract the Griffs would be set to at least become more competitive in the MAAC. For the Griffs basketball to win back the Griffs fans that lost hope this is minimum just to compete in Division I MAAC today in my opinion. Go Griffs! Let’s Go Buffalo

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[> [> Re: Hurley retiring after this academic year -- Best post to date!, Thu, July 15 2021, 9:45:47

100% spot on.

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[> [> Re: Hurley retiring after this academic year -- Griff Man, Thu, July 15 2021, 11:43:40

Would a 5000 seat area draw more than the 1200 fans that we get now? The product on the court has to drastically improve ,and marketing has to step up. Agree that a forward thinking President has to be a target of the Search Committee. And a decent coaching would do wonders.

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[> [> [> Re: Hurley retiring after this academic year -- That 5,000 seat building …, Thu, July 15 2021, 17:04:54

would give us a better venue for graduation. Agree the whole coaching staff needs to change / go.

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[> [> [> Re: Hurley retiring after this academic year -- Buffalo Super Fan, Thu, July 22 2021, 21:59:08

Look don’t focus on what the Canisius Golden Griffins basketball team is drawing today 1,200 it is no more relevant than Griffs basketball drawing 11,000 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. You can’t draw more than 2,000 at the KAC for big home games St Bonaventure, Niagara and UB. Those games would draw 5,000 plus marketed right if the Griffs basketball team didn’t win a game all season. Again a new or renovated KAC just would be totally different sports entertainment experience than what the Griffs basketball is offering Griffs fans and Buffalo sports fans right now. Think more Buffalo Bisons Sahlen’s Field with bar areas to draw actual adults. Because like UB Bulls football and basketball with alcohol sales forget the students there going to do what there going to do. Look at UB they drew 800 to 1,000 to games when they were in the East Coast Conference Mid Con Conference I know I was there UB is ten minutes from my home.

UB Bulls changed the game experience with alcohol sales, video replays boards you aren’t getting an adult sports entertainment experience you are presently getting one step barely above high school and that is disaster for drawing Buffalo sports fans. Buffalo fans for the most part aren’t supporting high school game experience for $7 it is failing terrible with Griffs basketball. Winning and losing no team in America can guarantee winning but you can guarantee fun adult sports entertainment experience for Buffalo sports fan's.

Again the choice is Canisius College not mine or anyone Griffs fan unfortunately. I am just one Griffs fans the truth what made the AUD special alcohol sales you could buy beer at KAC you can’t bye bye Buffalo sports fans the Griffs basketball wasn’t adult anymore. The Griffs need to come out of 1960’s “Father Knows Best” tv show mentality this 2021 or we’re done long term unfortunately in Division I basketball. Again anyone that tells you it is the Buffalo Bills or the Buffalo Sabres are lying to oneself.

Explain UB? Don’t tell me the UB student they don’t care for the most part like Canisius. UB Bulls created a sports entertainment experience at family affordable prices that is grown up with beer, tailgating and fun. Canisius has light brite scoreboard, no alcohol sales at KAC. Restroom facilities outdated not enough, box office outdated, social media almost none. Why aren’t GoGriffs.com having coaches shows online of Reggie Witherspoon like UB on there website? Why are we getting to know the Griffs basketball players through there online athletics website that our Canisius journalism program can do for work study?

Hello is anyone awake in Canisius athletics office? I am just a Canisius alum who is a Griffs fan. I don’t get paid to work for the Griffs all these ideas are off the top of my head because I care. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to grow your internet on your own website it is beyond embarrassing. Again what do I know? But Canisius needs to step up with basketball because we are getting to a point with Griffs basketball where it will be too late. Look at the stuff going on with the Power 5 and Group of 5 football playing schools? They want schools in 2,000 seat glorified high gyms that aren’t trying to produce revenue and improve themselves out of the money divide for the NCAA tournament or at least minimum standards where Canisius facilities wise is no where near. Alabama doesn’t want to hear Griffs basketball can’t because of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. They will say UB and St Bonaventure make the NCAA and try to improve themselves how come there not making old myth excuses it is the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fault Canisius?

Explain the Buffalo Bandits drawing that use to be Griffs basketball games on a Saturday night. But the KAC was never built to host Division I basketball in the first place plus snoozing with no booze you lose that is reality for Griffs basketball future if we don’t wake up. The Buffalo Bandits you have food options, alcohol options replay boards with game highlights this 2021 not 1961 that isn’t the present KAC experience. I don’t know if Griffs fans can’t see that I guess it is hopeless than. I see the sky the limit for Griffs basketball if Canisius College just tried to be better. It isn’t just simply winning and losing you need a modern 5,000 seat Griffs athletic center for basketball games. You want at least 5,000 because that expands your Griffs basketball fan base so you can charge more money for sponsorship or Griffs basketball games in my opinion. Go Griffs! Let’s Go Buffalo

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