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  1. I hate to say it, but we are not going to get the board back until we stop feeding the troll.
  2. Just a little too much cool with just a little too much snark to be entirely Pestello. I noticed he was also including a GIFs with a few of his Tweets. Not to say that he would not know how to do it, but at that point, developing content takes work...
  3. Exactly. The only goal of troll is to get people to respond. Even if people respond with insults. He utilizes a simple approach: ask questions over and over until someone breaks down... The only way to defeat a troll is not to respond, but everyone has to be on board. Everyone ignore him so we can get back to the business of discussing soccer.
  4. It makes me question whether or not he is doing the Tweets. If the Tweets are authentically Pestello then he deserves a lot more followers. As for the mascot, clearly they did not focus group this before the debut. They should have had students in on the design process. I think they could keep the two-tone if they lighten the gray. I am OK with the open mouth, but they need to fix the one eye closed/one big blue eye open look. Just have two eyes open.
  5. By SLU standards, they definitely are. As for the style, I hope I did not build this game up too much, but if anyone is thinking they may pass on this game because it is against a Division III opponent, they may want to think again.
  6. I assumed that there was something there...I may be the only one I know who has never seen Footloose or The Titantic, so those references are always lost on me. Thanks though.
  7. I am guessing that there is humor or wisdom in this post, but I cannot find it.
  8. I am not sure where you read this, but Greenville is on the opposite end of the Christian Evangelical colleges from say Bob Jones. Students do not have to sign a statement of community principles...students can dance...they can live in co-ed dorms...students do not even have to be Christian. Greenville is not going to challenge SLU at all, but they are on year two of playing a version of the Grinnell System which emphasizes both run and gun and perimeter shooting. If Greenville brings the System, they will play a full court press and may even substitute 3-4 players at every break. Grinnell and Greenville led Division III in most offensive statistics a season ago. And, if they are able to run the system adequately, they may score 80-90 points or more on SLU, though as much as the system may be fun to play, it generally does not lead to wins against better teams in Division III. SLU may score 150 points if they choose. Again, SLU will destroy Greenville, but this has the potential to be a fun game to watch.
  9. The Donius Student Center is very nice for sure. I know one thing they did to bolster enrollment was to move to Division II, increase the number of sports and to market themselves as an institution with a proud heritage of athletics. Maryville fields teams in Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Golf, Wrestling, Cross Country and Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Bowling and Tennis in addition to more traditional college sports. That is a lot of sports for a school of 2,700 students.
  10. Thanks for that.
  11. That is awesome!
  12. According to reports SLU submitted to the Department of Education for 2013-2014, 93% received scholarship or grant aid with an average award of $18K. This excludes transfer students and student who returned after a break in their studies. Only 53% borrowed using federal student loans. That surprises me. SLU students are wealthier than I expected.
  13. They could not have always served beer right? The concession stand used to be operated by students, right? I am not sure how I missed it but I guess I was too focused on the mediocre pizza truck... In regards to soccer, I took a quick look at the A-10 conference today...it looks like this could be one of the worst seasons for A-10 soccer. I know it is early, but has anyone looked closely at how the other teams are doing?
  14. Time will tell but amenities obviously play a big role in recruiting and retaining students. Build or die!
  15. Washington University enrolled a record freshmen class: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/washington-university-celebrates-largest-freshman-class-on-move-in-day/article_db898ad0-68b8-59a0-9d18-b672b7598316.html And a quick thought on the Illinois story: the recruitment of Illinois in general and Chicago in particular by Missouri has been a big story lately, but it goes back a long time--at least 20 years--and represents less than 2 percent of full-time traditional college aged students at public institutions. Not that you suggested otherwise. Missouri schools, both public and private, are definitely much more affordable for Illinois residents based on the sticker price. Harder to know when you factor in the discount rate. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/26/us/college-student-migration.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1