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Everything posted by brianstl

  1. Is Toby getting a full ride at SLU? I'm not sure how many scholarships are available in Men's track at SLU and how SLU distributes them.
  2. Noland hadn’t even committed to SLU when that tweet was made.
  3. It is honestly speculation on my part, but I doubt an Academic All American with a degree in international business is leaving a bunch of money on the table.
  4. I believe Jimerson is getting paid well. Might not be $150k, but I doubt he is taking a huge discount. Jimerson has a relationship with one of the school's biggest donors that has nothing to do with basketball. That and the fact he qualifies for top tier status from BVF being a SLU grad leads me to believe he is getting paid pretty well through NIL between two different sources.
  5. May was hired when Bill McCartney was already the head coach. They were really good then. After McCartney it was gradually downhill until the female placekicker was raped and then it was a free fall with the football program.
  6. They were awful his last three years there. I’m sure the people who love the Billikens’ football program were disappointed with the hire…… wait?
  7. Wasn’t Chris May an Assistant AD at a school with a losing football program when SLU hired him?
  8. Yeah, potential recruits and transfers would have no clue we haven’t been to a NCAA tournament in four years and haven’t earned an at large bid in a decade if it wasn’t for those meddling posters on Billikens.com.
  9. I don’t think Bernadette has been a good commissioner. That said, if SLU and Dayton wouldn’t have been under achievers the last few seasons the A10 wouldn’t look as bad as it has.
  10. The ability to generate NCAA tournament units are really important to the members of the Big East. The TV deal with Fox brought in around $50 million last season and NCAA tournament units earned in the 2023 tournament will bring in $30 million.
  11. I'm not saying it matters to the Big East. It doesn't matter as much to the Big East schools because without football teams to drive massive media rights, the NCAA tournament credits are a far larger percentage of the income generated in the Big East than in the P5. If they think you can generate NCAA tournament credits, your chances of getting in become much higher. I think market size still matters to the media rights partners when it comes to what they offer. All that said, I don't think the Big East adds anyone right away if UConn leaves. They wait and see what their their options are are when they are negotiating their next contract.
  12. I think it still matters. It appears from the shake out in Bally's bankruptcy that traditional over the air TV is going to be a big part of TV sports deals again going forward. That means TV market size is important. Also, for the streamers the TV markets represent the size of a potential customer base the product can attract.
  13. I have always thought that Richmond was a strong sleeper candidate for a Big East invite and far more likely than VCU for institutional reasons.
  14. Big East will have to find some way to keep Fox happy or they will be looking at reduced payouts for each team next season. Do any A10 schools/markets have enough going for them to help keep Fox happy?
  15. If this happens, we should know if we are getting an invite quickly. If UConn goes to the Big 12, the word is they will start playing in the Big 12 in all sports except football starting this fall. Football probably has to wait a year for scheduling reasons. UConn's deal with the Big East only requires an exit fee and has no notice provision. They pay the exit fee and they are gone from the Big East.
  16. Ryan is involved. https://twitter.com/BillikenVFund/status/1655633050548461573?s=20
  17. On May 8 the BVF tweeted that their #1 goal was to provide financial support to graduates who had completed their obligation to SLU. On May 18 the BVF tweeted they were proud to support Yuri, Perk, Thatch and Pickett for keeping the promises that they made to SLU.
  18. Actually, it is exactly what the tweet says.
  19. BVF is too busy paying players that graduated out of the program like Yuri, Perk and Thatch. The BVF has clearly stated paying those guys and not attracting or retaining players is the BVF's number one priority. Seems strange for your top priority to be paying players that no longer will play for the program, but what do I know.
  20. It is easy to want to write him off as someone who wouldn't have helped, but the staff made Noland their top target early in the transfer period. Ford and company thought Noland could be a difference maker. They could very well be wrong, but that then brings up a different issue.
  21. It isn’t just Noland. It is the pattern of how things have gone.
  22. And I don’t want to hear about the great job May has done with the other sports. None of that will matter if the whole athletic department can no longer compete in the NCAA’s top division because the basketball program isn’t attractive enough for a conference that doesn’t get left behind.
  23. Good thing May kept on giving raises and contract extensions to are “great recruiting” head basketball coach. Athletic department malpractice from the May.
  24. Another pretty good and under appreciated Vietnam War movie is Hamburger Hill. Tour of Duty was actually a really good network TV series about Vietnam back when I was a kid. I don’t even know if there is any way to watch it today, but I remember wanting to watch it every week. I will see if I can find it somewhere and see if it holds up as an adult now with what has to be like 35 years later.
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