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Everything posted by johnbj14

  1. I’m glad less emphasis is being placed nationally on these for-profit tests. The ACT and SAT prove you can train yourself for pattern recognition, and aren’t a great barometer for academic success. Props to SLU for getting on the train.
  2. I will say, the folks I run into that do know what the school is always will ask that question.
  3. I will say, it is not far fetched that a casual sports fan would not know SLU is D1, or even what SLU is in general once you venture outside of St. Louis. Just in my own experience, I’ve had to explain to many people in Chicago what/where SLU is.
  4. This is purely conjecture on my part, but something tells me that FBLHJ is going to shoot up the rankings as his role on CBC increases.
  5. As much as I would like it, it probably will be a no. Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East, was talking about this earlier in the week and stressed that jerseys with names, as well as video games, would be pretty difficult. This is because under the proposed rule changes, players have to individually negotiate endorsements and compensation for NIL. A videogame would require a collective bargaining agreement for compensation, which could lead to what the NCAA doesn’t want: a player’s union.
  6. No I get it. My argument is in a vacuum and not real life. University workings are a tricky balancing act, and while I believe athletics should get a large portion of attention and funding, I can see why stakeholders might not agree.
  7. While the view of a psychology major is nice, they are likely not a revenue center for the school. Even if their work is worthy of research grants, it pales in comparison to what the basketball team can generate. I’m all for creative a holistic environment of input for the advancement of SLU, but trustees should absolutely have the improvement of athletic’s national profile on the short list.
  8. I’d argue that increasing the athletic profile of SLU, to the point where we are more attractive to a higher conference, would make many happy. Athletic success can drive increases in enrollment, as has happened at schools such as Butler. If SLU wants to be a nationally recognized name, which it currently is not, athletics are an integral part of that. SLU might not pay for a second of advertising time on televisions outside the metro area, but sports serve as a fantastic advertisement.
  9. I don’t disagree. There were rumblings towards the end of the season that he might be gone, I just wish the timing were flipped. Looks better for all involved.
  10. I think this was known once Okoro signed, but for some reason it feels pretty strange. I was a lot higher on him than most, but coming off of a major knee injury it was always going to be tough for him here. Seems like a really great kid and teammate from everything we see publicly. I hope he gets a shot somewhere and gets his body right, because there certainly is a lot of talent and heart in Mandani.
  11. I loved the Ford Hire at the time, but even I was wrong about how much talent he would bring here. Coach Ford is building something special!
  12. The Moolah Theatre is closing. Loved going there for cheap nights in college. A sad day. https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/moolah-theatre-closes-permanently-pandemic-fast-fowarded-declining-theaters-end#stream/0
  13. Agree with this 100%. The lost year is a huge factor, and might take a few months to get back up to speed. People also don’t really talk about this, but we haven’t seen anything out of Fred offensively to this point.
  14. Jacobs is going to be an X-factor next year. He can shoot, defend, and handle the ball to relieve pressure from Yuri having to play 40 minutes. Additionally, if the team is going to get out and run, his athleticism is a huge part of that plan.
  15. I think he might be a two year GT if I’m interpreting his eligibility correctly
  16. If I could transport that beautiful bar to Chicago I would. Miss it every day.
  17. Unrelated, but the honey mustard at McGurks might be the best I’ve ever had.
  18. For the record, on the below site, which is a strong site historically for big boards, neither of our guys are on the top 100 draft prospects for this year. https://www.nbadraft.net/ranking/bigboard/
  19. Imagine a local roster at SLU transferring to the well-oiled machine of a state school that is Mizzou. (Heavy blue text)
  20. It still hasn’t set in that the year is over. I’m so proud of the guys and what Travis is building here. SLU is on the way to becoming the program it absolutely can be. I can’t wait for the offseason practice videos to start coming in during the summer.
  21. Correlation without causation, prior returns are not an indication of future success. Edit: this is in relation to the stock market, which had a good day but will almost certainly struggle the rest of the week. In terms of Billiken stock, buy now!
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