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  1. Agreed. A ten-win season could do some harm. Better to keep the momentum going for 2018 and beyond.
  2. In no particular order, I think this is what you want most of the season. Otherwise, it's just gonna be a long season. 1.) Bishop takes his game to the next level (whatever that means). We still need a PG and he's the closest thing we've got amongst the current players, transfers, and recruits. 2.) At least 1 of the 3 (Welmer included) FR can play and be a contributor next season. I'm hopeful Johnson is that guy. 3.) One of the bigs - Neufeld, Gilmann, or Welmer - becomes reliable on D and rebounding. Gilmann has some strengths on offense (shooting, passing), but he was a defensive and rebounding liability. I still think Neufeld has the best shot at becoming this guy. Basically, just come out of this season with 3 players you can reasonably count on for strong roles in 2017. Anything else is just bonus.
  3. Whiny, maybe. Poorly researched, definitely.
  4. If a graduate transfer comes in to play one year, then this is probably a good thing. Definitely strange timing though.
  5. What does this have to do with politics?
  6. Awesome news. Can't wait for 2017.
  7. Yeah, like roughly 600'
  8. Correct. They had Stirn's prediction on there twice.
  9. Add 1 more. That equals 3!!
  10. Maybe the statement should be: "In one spring, Ford has landed a better individual recruiting class than Romar ever did during his 3 years at SLU."
  11. Would you rather get Goodwin, a likely 4-year player, or Tatum for one year?
  12. I used to decry the complete demolition of MCV and the historic architecture that was lost, but it's hard to know if that area would have ended up becoming another Soulard/Lafayette Square or not. The central location would suggest that gentrification might have eventually occurred, but that hasn't been true for much of the areas immediately surrounding DT and Midtown. Similar vibrant neighborhoods with a mix of uses are now almost entirely gone with few remaining buildings, and most of which are in poor condition. The frustrating part with SLU is that while planning theory and land use strategies changed considerably since the 1960s and 1970s, the school's approach did not. Large-scale demolition and renewal-style planning continued to be a favored tool and the surrounding neighborhoods did not benefit from the school's growth. The SLU med campus is the best example of that. I'm hopeful that they've changed their approach and initial plans for the med school suggest that's the case. I think it's also hard to ignore the parallels between SLU and Wash U. While the neighborhoods surrounding the campuses are clearly very different, Wash U has focused their redevelopment efforts in areas that many would have considered "unsafe" 20 years ago (some may still consider it "unsafe", see the Mary Queen of Peace v. Our Lady of Lourdes debate). The school's efforts greatly helped to stabilize those neighborhoods and now the school is actively developing property in the Loop. In their minds, a vibrant and safe Loop is a huge recruiting tool for them. I think SLU should take a similar approach with Grand Center. For example, they currently sit on two corner lots at the intersection of Grand and Lindell. Activating those lots with new mixed-use projects (student housing above first floor retail) would be a great start. Instead, we have dog parks and fountains, which would be fine if these were not key opportunity sites.
  13. I recall Soderberg had a similar over-the-top house and had trouble selling it.
  14. It's typically held in January or February.
  15. I certainly won't complain if we continue to upgrade the roster, but I generally agree with this. I don't think Ford will make Crews-like additions, because I think Ford is a better judge of talent, but I think the staff should aim towards making 2017 the start of something special and sustainable. I also think overloading with transfers can be problematic. People also shouldn't underestimate roster construction. A good PG is a must in today's college hoops and while I'm hopeful Bishop can be that guy, I think it'd be a mistake for the staff not to target one in the fall.