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Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:35 pm
by Natural
And they are also the most expensive based on number of scholarships, travel costs, etc. - and therefore are net money losers. They may generate revenue but they lose money overall because expenses outpace revenue.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:54 am
by BGTerrier
Western took the first game against Citadel yesterday. They now have a 1 game lead in the standings, but it's effectively 2 games because of the tie-breaker. We're gonna need to win at least 2 games, and hope Citadel can beat Western twice.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:02 pm
by WTFan
In other words the stars would have to align just right...

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:54 pm
by dialing8
Actually if Citadel wins two times all Wofford has to do is win one time. Wofford wins a three way tie with these two teams and that is what would happen with Citadel winning 2 games and us one.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:44 pm
by BGTerrier
Quest for the tourney ends with a loss to UNCG on Friday night, and a Western win against Citadel. Another season ends with a bottom 3 finish and no tournament bid, guess the preseason polls were right. Hopefully the coaches play some of the bench players in 2 remaining games, they deserve it.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:37 am
by woffordgrad94
I'm tired of asking these questions after about every season, but where do we go from here? Is a coaching change now in order after yet another failure to qualify for the tournament? Is there any promise that next season could be a breakthrough one for us? Is there any money/scholarship help in the works for this impoverished program? Sometimes I think Richard Johnson should go out to Hearon Circle dressed like a beggar and hold a bucket and cry out "ALMS! Help out our starving baseball program! PLEASE!" But Dick doesn't even care about baseball, so he will never even try to advance the program forward...THAT in a nutshell is the biggest issue! Maybe one day one of us will hit the lottery and then donate some funds to baseball...that might be what it is going to take!


You know though, I'm starting to think the ones that say it doesn't matter who our coach is that we would still struggle are right! We must have the green stuff! Moo-lah, clams, simoleons, smackers, dough, bucks, whatever!

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:48 pm
by lawdog
Elon is not planning a law school. Elon has had one for about 6-7 years.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:48 pm
by lawdog
True that Elon is larger than many realize. They have several grad programs, inc. MBA, in addition to the law school. Whether Wofford will go the grad school is for the future to say, but I tend to doubt it. We have decided to provide a great undergrad education and let others do the grad schools.

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:33 am
by woffordgrad94
lawdog wrote:True that Elon is larger than many realize. They have several grad programs, inc. MBA, in addition to the law school. Whether Wofford will go the grad school is for the future to say, but I tend to doubt it. We have decided to provide a great undergrad education and let others do the grad schools.



Pardon my ignorance, but would having a grad program help us win more at athletics?

Re: SoCon Tournament--here is how Wofford gets in

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:51 am
by walliver
lawdog wrote:True that Elon is larger than many realize. They have several grad programs, inc. MBA, in addition to the law school. Whether Wofford will go the grad school is for the future to say, but I tend to doubt it. We have decided to provide a great undergrad education and let others do the grad schools.


Grad school students generally do not develop a lot of affiliation with a school's athletic program. Generally, whatever athletic allegiance a person forms is based on a person's undergraduate education.

Also, Elon has had a lot of recent expansion. These young grads are least likely to financially support the athletic programs (basically because they are just starting out and can't give a lot of money).

So,although Elon may have some financial advantages over us, I suspect they are not that large.

I'm sure they put more money into baseball than we do; but, I suspect their big recruiting advantage is that athletes at all levels like to win. Their baseball team has a record of proven success, ours does not.

Throwing more money at baseball alone won't fix the problem.

Football and Basketball have been successful. They don't make money, but do provide the college with a lot of intangible benefits (publicity, etc). Taking money from these programs to give to baseball is not in the college's best interest. More baseball scholarships would help, but if new scholarships are created for baseball, a corresponding number of woman's scholarships would have to be created. Possibly, we would even have to start a softball program.

I guess we really just need to clone Mike Ayers and make him a baseball coach.