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Re: Gotta pay good teams to come to your place...
Don't believe they are "as broke"... asinine over $5 million
Issue here has been complete lack of fiscal management while allowing many coaches to spend/travel like we are more than a mid majors at best.
Look at the away travel of many sports vs those at CSUN and CSF.
We may like playing like a big dog in the 'marquee' sports but eventually you have to pay the bills.
It is my belief that is what led to Fee being told to find alternative home. Someone has to tell overspending coaches 'no'. This our new A.D. answers to finance and head coaches no longer have direct access to the President.
Fairly certain CSUN nor CSF hoops coaches have never spent $500 to charter a bus for the fellas to go dinner locally at Shakeys. Just saying dumb adds up.
Livy I am not denying what you are saying. But isnít Fullerton and Northridge just as broke as we are? Yet they can afford to bring in a couple of D1 home games. If we are even trying to sell tickets and bring in some revenue we are going to have to spend a little. No one expects LB to schedule Duke.
and we don't have the money for that...I have heard we don't even have enough to pay full scholarship/housing in all sports, let alone meaningful NIL money or giving money to other schools.
We are what we are, folks, and that is a hanging-on-by-a-thread mid major. Hell, Florida gave low 6 figures to lure a golfer away for God's sake....$100K TO A GOLFER!!!
The next coach should be required to have a minimum of 3 quality HOME DI opponents scheduled every year
As posted below, other BW schools have much, much better non conference home opponents. We've gotten so used to crap home non conference scheduling, we're all at the point of just begging for two decent DI opponents every year. This year, we barely got one (Sac St is low low end).
We have 13 non conference games this year. Since 3 don't count, its really 10 Div I games. The next coach should be required to have a minimum of 3 quality DI opponents scheduled every year. Then the 3 cupcake non DI schools can round out the non conf home schedule, and we can travel for 7 road games and some of these would be home and homes vs. Cali schools
Good job Monson! Big FU to all season ticket holders. Let the excuses begin
Yeah Yeah, itís hard to schedule home games. No one wants to come to LB. We donít have enough money to schedule decent teams at home. Ticket sales arenít enough. Etc, etc.
look if we ever want to build up we have to do better. Monson has it easy, Guaranteed wins.
Monson used to schedule better. He has contacts, he can schedule better if he wants. You would think the Team would want a better schedule too.
Read the posts below from season ticket holders to see why. The post showing other BW schools OOC schedules are why.