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  1. http://www.slubillikens.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27200&ATCLID=211666731 This is a pretty big deal especially considering where this program came from before Coach Hendrickson and his staff took over. Why SLU doesn't make a bigger deal out of their baseball program is a mystery, especially in this region. And when you look at the current state of soccer and volleyball programs, which are in the dumps right now, baseball looks even better!
  2. SLU Soccer 2017

    I also heard that SLU ran off assistant women's soccer coach who recruited current team and that guy went to Xavier? He was connected with soccer park, a St Louisan and the Gallagher Club is telling girls to avoid SLU. Anyone else have more information about why that coach left SLU and under what circumstances? If this is true, then it is very concerning and questions overall judgement. The better the team does the worse the AD might be looked at. Now I'm sure there are two sides to the story, but if he's at Xavier makes me wonder what happened. Again, any additional information would be great as this is just what guys I know with daughters/grand daughters have repeated. Thanks
  3. SLU Soccer 2017

    We aren't going to the Big East anytime soon. We should be in the Valley, I know, I know, everyone relax, it makes more sense for us at this time than the A10. I don't understand how people put down the Valley, yet Creighton and Wichita State made it out to greener pastures from the Valley. Problem is I am not sure we could compete in the Valley especially in men's soccer right now.
  4. SLU Soccer 2017

    R.I.P. SLU Soccer Amazing none of the higher ups saw what pretty much every other single person who cares about the program saw a long time ago. At this point does Travis Ford know anything about soccer?
  5. SLU Soccer 2017

    This program sucks.
  6. SLU Soccer 2017

    I understand why men's soccer schedules a tough nonconference schedule BUT I have no idea why they do it with this current program??? Last night was depressing to say the least. One of the most demoralizing games I've ever been to. The A10 isn't the ACC or even the MVC as far as "tougher" soccer conferences go. The goal should be to build teams capable of mowing through the A10 as a given each year and win conference tournament then you don't have to worry about being a punching bag because of RPI. I keep hoping for things to get better but the more lost seasons the more this program keeps sliding off to being more and more irrelevant. That's not just my opinion that's what the majority of former SLU players think as well. Hope things turn around soon.
  7. Soccer Stadium

    I had heard a while back there were going to be some major renovations to the soccer stadium. When is this going to happen?
  8. season ticket renewal

    I stopped by to pay a couple weeks ago and the ticket office staff was entirely new. What happened?
  9. SLU Stadiums?

    Great points all around. I think the point everyone is trying to make is the AD doesn't or can't get anyone to give that big donation. This isn't a knock on all the points you just made which are valid and spot on.
  10. SLU Stadiums?

    You can get as tired as you want. U of K rules the state and what that AD did was impressive at Louisville. Easy thing he could of said was make excuses, why try because Kentucky is too powerful and we are Louisville? Not short sighted thinking, he had a vision and executed. Plus, why didn't it happen before that AD got there if it was a state school? They were able to develop a plan and find the money. That was my point not trying to compare SLU to Louisville overall, just the fact of having a plan and vision. That's it.
  11. SLU Stadiums?

    The rental press box leaves a lot to be desired, would like to know who thinks that looks good. SLU is division one. When high schools and D-2 area schools have better facilities sure it might be keeping up with the jones' but gosh you just have to do it if you are in the business. I think the overall perception of the program is lifted by having first class facilities. I think a lot of donors, fans and administrators live in a bubble at SLU. In sports other than basketball, even that sport, SLU isn't very relevant in St. Louis like Mizzou or Illinois. I think having top facilities will bring people down to campus and give people outside the bubble something to talk positive about SLU in community. I also think it's not supportive to just freely bash AD and president because there are probably factors we are not aware of they face possibly, especially with shape school and medical school is in right now. http://www.npr.org/2013/04/09/176664998/how-louisville-went-from-little-brother-to-powerhouse
  12. SLU Stadiums?

    I agree with almost everything you said. I can go either way with AD, he's been at SLU for a while now with mixed results and if he's only going to talk to people if they donate money, that might be a big problem. If I misunderstood you, please let me know.
  13. SLU Stadiums?

    SLU should have a nice baseball stadium just as a marketing tool alone. More people would come to campus and talk about the program just because of having a first class stadium, its St. Louis. Renting a place like that would make a small fortune for department I'd imagine.
  14. SLU Stadiums?

    Guys it doesn't matter if you like him or not. I think the point Doubleday is trying to make is the AD isn't good at his job? The track and field facility isn't even close to as nice as Lindenwood or even Kirkwood and baseball field is bad for a college, especially D-1. Those aren't very good examples. It costs money to be a D-1 program in 2017. Real easy to just say write a check or AD is weird, bigger question is how much does university president care or understand athletics. I think that's the problem actually.
  15. Dayton, VCU and Wichita St. to AAC?

    The chips are beginning to fall and if Dayton and VCU bolt as reported. A10 is not the conference I would prefer to stay in anymore. Without football or entry into Big East I feel like we will be in a bad conference limbo for the foreseeable future. It just doesn't seem like we have a plan, just sit back and wait for Ford to bring us back to promise land. That's a scary strategy, but sounds like the reality. What if he doesn't deliver on his promises? We can play what if game all day I get that, I just have a feeling slu is at a major crossroads conference-wise and my biggest fear will be that slu is left behind.