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#1 Smiley Dear

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

I'm actually surprised that Promo hasn't jumped all over this. While I think the knee jerk reaction is to think this is bad for Buffalo, I think in the long run it might be better for the school and the region. This could greatly raise the profile of the program and bring more money for the school. Perhaps a new shared stadium with the BILLS could be an option?  

http://blogs.buffalo...n.html?ref=bmh”

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

It's actually a Bob DiCesare column. Interesting though, wonder if Golisano is really behind it?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

SMART move, and not just from the athletics angle, either.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

This desperately needs to happen.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

As a UB alum, I hope they keep Buffalo in the name somehow, its a big part of the schools identity

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

View PostChevyVanMiller, on 08 April 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

It's actually a Bob DiCesare column. Interesting though, wonder if Golisano is really behind it?

Sorry Sullivan tweeted a link to the article. i never read the by line, just assumed he wrote it. My bad.

#7 JM57

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

The knee-jerk reaction is certainly to think it is bad for Buffalo. But it really is not. Look across the nation. Almost every state has a "_____  State University," whether it is the biggest sports program in the state or not. The fact that NY has never had that flagship university in NAME is almost baffling, considering the size of the state.

Just listing off the top of my head: Washington St, Oregon St, AZ State, OK State, Kansas St, Iowa St, Michigan St, OHIO STATE, PENN STATE, Mississippi St. And those are just the ones named that way.  Then you have the "University of ______" (Florida, Michigan, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Cal, Oregon, Washington, etc) which are also flagship public college.

College sports fans could CERTAINLY name where most of those campuses are located. It may take "Buffalo" out of the name, but it will never take Buffalo out of association with the campus. When I think "Penn State" I don't think of Pittsburgh or Philly. I think of State College.

#8 hondo in seattle

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

I think this is good, not bad for Buffalo.  Only one university in the state will be named for the state - New York University.  And it won't be in New York City or anywhere else.  It will be in Buffalo.  Seems to me like a coup for Buffalo.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

They could then name the team the Buffalos and it would be good for the program.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

As a UB alum and a big fan of the teams I hope it happens.  New York State Univ. just sounds a lot more prestigious.  Plus everyone knows where the big State U's are located.  You don't NEED the word Buffalo to be present.  We all know Ohio State is in Columbus, Penn State is in State College, etc...

I just don't see how the SUNY beaurocrats downstate, fellow SUNY schools and non-sports caring faculty will allow this to happen.  Sounds like a pipe dream really.  I would like to see it though..  Maybe enough money talks and makes this happen.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

For a lot of us, if you give the name of the school, we can tell you what city it's in.

Hell I even know which schools are in Manhattan, Kansas and Ames, Iowa.

New York State University would be awesome.

#12 Mr. WEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

Why would Buffalo be named "New York State University"?  How did it get to be the "flagship"?  It's not a top 50 state school.  Binghamton and Stony Brook are...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

View PostMr. WEO, on 08 April 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

Why would Buffalo be named "New York State University"?  How did it get to be the "flagship"?  It's not a top 50 state school.  Binghamton and Stony Brook are...

Regionalization ???.....maybe play a preseason game in Toronto ??......(laffin)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

View Posthondo in seattle, on 08 April 2013 - 09:55 AM, said:

I think this is good, not bad for Buffalo.  Only one university in the state will be named for the state - New York University.  And it won't be in New York City or anywhere else.  It will be in Buffalo.  Seems to me like a coup for Buffalo.

These guys might not agree with your post.

http://www.nyu.edu/

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

View PostMr. WEO, on 08 April 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

Why would Buffalo be named "New York State University"?  How did it get to be the "flagship"?  It's not a top 50 state school.  Binghamton and Stony Brook are...
Even Albany would make more sense for the name change.

#16 Offsides Number 76

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 08 April 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

As a UB alum, I hope they keep Buffalo in the name somehow, its a big part of the schools identity

As a UB alum, they need to change the school's identity as much as possible.

View PostMr. WEO, on 08 April 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

Why would Buffalo be named "New York State University"?  How did it get to be the "flagship"?  It's not a top 50 state school.  Binghamton and Stony Brook are...

It was until Greiner began dismantling it.  And it certainly was (and may well be today) the state's flagship school.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

I didn't go to UB but would love to get behind a college from my home City.  I mean no disrespect to the Alumni on here or those that want the Buffalo name to remain but for a casual fan like me,  I'd take anything that would help the program get serious about athletics on a National level.

I love the Bobby Hurley signing.

Edited by Triple Threat, 08 April 2013 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Sully and 'Bull' in the thread title...what a shocker!.

#19 Mr. WEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

View PostOffsides Number 76, on 08 April 2013 - 10:41 AM, said:

As a UB alum, they need to change the school's identity as much as possible.



It was until Greiner began dismantling it.  And it certainly was (and may well be today) the state's flagship school.

How so?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

View PostMr. WEO, on 08 April 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

How so?

Well, the reason I put a "may" in there is because I am uncertain, but I would guess that it's still right near the top with enrollment, and I believe that it's still got the biggest & most prominent research grants.