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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    WTF? So college is just for the experience? What sort of entitled families do you come from? Who has $50-$150k to pay for an “experience”?

    Of course college is preparation for a career, and that has a lot to do with your major and what effort you put into it. College is a great experience no matter where you go. It is a perfect transition into adulthood in a semi-controlled atmosphere (have a place to live, food to eat and some requirements to meet, etc...). When you graduate with a degree, you better have a very good idea of how you are going to make a living or else you Fckd up big time!


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    Did I say “just for the experience”?

    College is a great experience wherever you go? Patently false. Some places are far better fits for some people, than others.

    Would be a good idea for you to actually comprehend what you’re talking about, before posting.


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    I think UST going D1 will hurt the Gophers minimally. Maybe they get an athlete like Eric Decker or Blake Cashman (can't think of a basketball equivalent) who isn't highly rated coming out of high school and matures to become a professional athlete. I like what an earlier poster said, perhaps it will motivate the U to stay on their toes and improve everything from fan experience to marketing to whatever.

    I think it will hurt NDSU, SDSU, USD, UND much more because they are recruiting essentially the same caliber athlete and then it is a lot easier flying recruits into MSP than it is Brookings, Fargo, Grand Forks, or Vermillion.

  3. #93

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNfootballfan View Post

    I think it will hurt NDSU, SDSU, USD, UND much more because they are recruiting essentially the same caliber athlete and then it is a lot easier flying recruits into MSP than it is Brookings, Fargo, Grand Forks, or Vermillion.
    100% correct!!

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    In basketball. Which makes sense, as this is the basketball forum.

    UST has a great DIII b-ball program and I could definitely see them quickly building a fantastic program that competes for the Summit title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    WTF? So college is just for the experience? What sort of entitled families do you come from? Who has $50-$150k to pay for an “experience”?

    Of course college is preparation for a career, and that has a lot to do with your major and what effort you put into it. College is a great experience no matter where you go. It is a perfect transition into adulthood in a semi-controlled atmosphere (have a place to live, food to eat and some requirements to meet, etc...). When you graduate with a degree, you better have a very good idea of how you are going to make a living or else you Fckd up big time!


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    don't want to derail the thread, but - for your information, this is the kind of "entitled" family I come from.

    My father died when I was 17. My mother worked a full-time job while also owning and operating a small business. She put four kids through college. that is the "entitled" family I come from. I got financial aid at college (Augsburg) and did work-study in the SID office to help earn my scholarship.

    In the future, try not to judge people when you don't know anything about them.

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    Time to rebrand the UofM to "The University Of Minnesota"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNfootballfan View Post
    I think UST going D1 will hurt the Gophers minimally. Maybe they get an athlete like Eric Decker or Blake Cashman (can't think of a basketball equivalent) who isn't highly rated coming out of high school and matures to become a professional athlete. I like what an earlier poster said, perhaps it will motivate the U to stay on their toes and improve everything from fan experience to marketing to whatever.

    I think it will hurt NDSU, SDSU, USD, UND much more because they are recruiting essentially the same caliber athlete and then it is a lot easier flying recruits into MSP than it is Brookings, Fargo, Grand Forks, or Vermillion.
    Word.
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    Rebuilding Michigan is like cleaning a house, rebuilding Minnesota is like building a house.
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    I also find the way he (Kill) relates to the recruits and their families quite impressive. This guy knows what he is doing and is very focused.
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    "If you don't shape up, you'll end up back home in Pompano Beach with nothing to do, just another former Florida high school star talking about how he could have played in the NFL." On Michael Carter

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    https://twitter.com/JaceFrederick/st...572560897?s=19

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    They are becomming everything that is bad about college athletics, it's all about money now, my 91 year old father dutifully ordered his season tickets which he has been doing for eons, after getting the tickets in the mail and going over the game he realises it didn't include the st john's game, the game was already sold out by that time, so much for being a loyal fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by WriterGoph View Post
    The University of St. Thomas announced Friday that the school has been invited to join the Division I Summit League, pending NCAA approval of the school’s wavier claim.

    The NCAA requires a waiver to go directly from Division III to Division I without a stop at Division II. If the waiver is approved, the school will join the Summit League in 2021. The Tommies would then have two more years in the MIAC, which voted St. Thomas out of the conference earlier this year.

    “Joining the Summit League would be a unique and exciting opportunity for St. Thomas, allowing us to significantly expand our impact and reach,” St. Thomas president Julie Sullivan said in the announcement. “It is a strong Midwest Division I conference that includes both public and private competitors."

    Under the direction of Commissioner Tom Douple, the conference has grown in strength and success over the past several years. “If the NCAA ultimately grants the waiver request, St. Thomas will begin competing in the Summit League in fall 2021, after two full final years in the MIAC.”

    http://www.startribune.com/st-thomas...gue/562174952/
    I suggested they'd go D1 and go Big East, kind of half right. Saves them from having to build lots of bigger facilities, but they will have to do some major fundraising and recruiting over the next 10-15 years.

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    I think they’ll want a new on-campus arena and a new b-ball practice facility. Summit League schools have those, even as low-major DI programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    per Shooter:

    There’s whispering that Division III University of St. Thomas, hoping to land in the Division I Summit League, is considering building a basketball-hockey arena on the site of the Tommies football stadium. If that happens, it wouldn’t be surprising if the football team, probably headed for the non-scholarship Pioneer League, moves to Alliance Field for home games.

    Meanwhile, St. Thomas has talked to the WCHA about joining for men’s and women’s hockey.

    By the way, don’t count out the revenue-sharing Big East Conference for St. Thomas.

    https://www.twincities.com/2019/10/0...r-100-percent/

    Go Gophers!!
    I was hammered by someone on this board for suggesting Big East back in April, interesting take and a long term plan is probably in place and under wraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregbrady View Post
    I was hammered by someone on this board for suggesting Big East back in April, interesting take and a long term plan is probably in place and under wraps.
    I have no issue with UST having a long term vision of being Marquette. I have an issue of people thinking it’ll happen so soon. They have a ways to go. Why would they be taken above a Fordham or St Louis or numerous other private Mid major schools. Be good in the summit first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovs View Post
    They are becomming everything that is bad about college athletics, it's all about money now, my 91 year old father dutifully ordered his season tickets which he has been doing for eons, after getting the tickets in the mail and going over the game he realises it didn't include the st john's game, the game was already sold out by that time, so much for being a loyal fan
    It would be a shame if UST did not find a spot for your father to sit at in Allianz Field for the game if the situation was as described.

    Did anyone call UST and directly speak to anyone to resolve this? What was there response? I cannot believe your response would be to just post on this board.

    UST probably had a lot of "comp" tickets at their disposal, and I'd be shocked of some of the Ath. Dept. or Development Dept. people would not have a solution for a 91 year old ST holder.

    Hell, if I called the right person and got lucky (not a heavy hitter, just know a few people) I might have gotten in for free. ( I was watching the Rutgers game, had zero interest)

    If they really just ignored your plea, that is a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manderson1984 View Post
    I have no issue with UST having a long term vision of being Marquette. I have an issue of people thinking it’ll happen so soon. They have a ways to go. Why would they be taken above a Fordham or St Louis or numerous other private Mid major schools. Be good in the summit first.
    ST has a long ways to go to become a Marquette. As one data point, Marquette's basketball budget is about $12M, whereas ST's total athletic budget is less than $5M. That's just the annual expense. They'd have some significant capital expenses for facilities as well. Moving to the Big East would be nice, but it's expensive.

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