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Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:40 am
by eepstein0
I forgot to mention this, but talked with a few people at BC in Brooklyn who mentioned a basketball-only practice facility is on the way.

I would imagine they'll start fund-raising on it this summer/fall. Should probably hit up Jackson & Dudley the same way some other schools have for an initial donation to kick it off.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:29 pm
by Tom Dooder
Well that's good news. The program will have no excuses after it's built and Leahy is dead.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:57 pm
by MilitantEagle
Leahy is WAY overdue to step aside. We need a change, but I have little faith we'd get a good replacement.

College presidents are also spending less time in each job. The average tenure of a college president in their current job was 6.5 years in 2016, down from seven years in 2011. It was 8.5 years in 2006.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/201 ... tudy-finds

Leahy has been president for 22 years.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:07 pm
by BostonCollege1
MilitantEagle wrote:Leahy is WAY overdue to step aside. We need a change, but I have little faith we'd get a good replacement.

College presidents are also spending less time in each job. The average tenure of a college president in their current job was 6.5 years in 2016, down from seven years in 2011. It was 8.5 years in 2006.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/201 ... tudy-finds

Leahy has been president for 22 years.


Why do you have little faith that we’d get a good replacement?

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:45 pm
by eepstein0
BostonCollege1 wrote:
MilitantEagle wrote:Leahy is WAY overdue to step aside. We need a change, but I have little faith we'd get a good replacement.

College presidents are also spending less time in each job. The average tenure of a college president in their current job was 6.5 years in 2016, down from seven years in 2011. It was 8.5 years in 2006.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/201 ... tudy-finds

Leahy has been president for 22 years.


Why do you have little faith that we’d get a good replacement?


How did this thread spin into a fire Leahy thread? This is EO at its best.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:17 pm
by MilitantEagle
BostonCollege1 wrote:
MilitantEagle wrote:Leahy is WAY overdue to step aside. We need a change, but I have little faith we'd get a good replacement.

College presidents are also spending less time in each job. The average tenure of a college president in their current job was 6.5 years in 2016, down from seven years in 2011. It was 8.5 years in 2006.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/201 ... tudy-finds

Leahy has been president for 22 years.


Why do you have little faith that we’d get a good replacement?


Because I'm assuming it would be a Jesuit priest selected by a board of trustees that is made up of a group of people who have not convinced me that they care or know enough about competing in big-time college athletics.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:37 pm
by TobaccoRoadEagle
i disagree. i see the next president being a lay person. that doesn't mean they won't pick the wrong lay person, but my guess is no white collar in the president's office when leahy retires in 8 years

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:13 pm
by MilitantEagle
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:i disagree. i see the next president being a lay person. that doesn't mean they won't pick the wrong lay person, but my guess is no white collar in the president's office when leahy retires in 8 years


That would be a small step in the right direction and certainly possible.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:30 pm
by Bumpers
MilitantEagle wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:i disagree. i see the next president being a lay person. that doesn't mean they won't pick the wrong lay person, but my guess is no white collar in the president's office when leahy retires in 8 years


That would be a small step in the right direction and certainly possible.



It has already been decided at high levels that Kevin Shea will succeed. This should not interpreted to meant that Shea will succeed, however.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:24 pm
by claver2010
Previously, he served as the Boston Red Sox’ director of public relations, internal and external communications and media relations.


https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/campus ... ident.html

:shock:

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:41 pm
by DavidGordonsFoot
claver2010 wrote:
Previously, he served as the Boston Red Sox’ director of public relations, internal and external communications and media relations.


https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/campus ... ident.html

:shock:

Interesting.

I wonder what ol' whalepants would have to say about this.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:52 pm
by ATLeagle
I was just talking to a BC person recently and the thought is the BOT and the Jesuits want another Jesuit President.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:02 pm
by Irishriviera
I went to high school with Kevin Shea. I can't imagine him as President of BC but a lot of HS people have ended up in places I didn't expect so who knows. He's from a big Holy Cross family. If it happens, it's probably good news for BC hockey since the Sheas were a huge hockey family.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:20 pm
by ATLeagle
Shea will never be BC president. He's not an academic nor a high profile leader from another area (business or politics).

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:35 pm
by DuchesneEast
What about Rex Tillerson?

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:46 am
by DavidGordonsFoot
DuchesneEast wrote:What about Rex Tillerson?

Would be a huge raise for him.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:49 am
by DavidGordonsFoot
ATLeagle wrote:Shea will never be BC president. He's not an academic nor a high profile leader from another area (business or politics).

No one could be worse than Chris Crane.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:24 pm
by eagle33
Does this Dudley tweet have something to do with the rumored new hoops facility?

https://twitter.com/JaredDudley619/status/1039337478568718336

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:52 pm
by BCSUPERFAN22
https://247sports.com/college/boston-co ... 136695261/

"The announcement comes years in the making. Maryland and Boston College are the only Power Five programs without basketball facilities separate from their gameday arenas."

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:38 am
by eepstein0
I noticed Providence built a brand new state of the art facility for $30 million. Is construction cost really that much higher in Boston that it would double the price?

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:49 pm
by BCSUPERFAN22
eepstein0 wrote:I noticed Providence built a brand new state of the art facility for $30 million. Is construction cost really that much higher in Boston that it would double the price?


PC's is really nice but they also had the advantage of a ton of building space for this in the front corner of campus (I believe it also ties into the former practice court they used to use). I walked through it a year ago and they really did a nice job. I agree, this isn't really some intricate space (more money is spent furnishing it) so I dont see where the money is going if we presume the cost would be double. Its a few courts, locker rooms, office space and some rehab/training space.


Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:52 pm
by HJS
The problem with building a BB facility wasn't space. The problems were largely due to the manner in which Jarmond went about it. Marty was concerned about ticking boxes... build something... hire a coach... get another job.

If Kraft spends a little upfront money to create a quality plan/vision/design, I think the money will be there. But, like the FB facility, this is something that (if done right) will take time to plan and implement. As I've said before, I think it best to build a forum (where BB has offices, lockerrooms, weightrooms and practice facilities) where games are played. It removes the design issues of Conte (and leaves it as a top-line hockey arena) and it will likely garner more donor dollars (since the facility would be something that would get TV time).

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:23 pm
by Shoreagle
HJS wrote:The problem with building a BB facility wasn't space. The problems were largely due to the manner in which Jarmond went about it. Marty was concerned about ticking boxes... build something... hire a coach... get another job.

If Kraft spends a little upfront money to create a quality plan/vision/design, I think the money will be there. But, like the FB facility, this is something that (if done right) will take time to plan and implement. As I've said before, I think it best to build a forum (where BB has offices, lockerrooms, weightrooms and practice facilities) where games are played. It removes the design issues of Conte (and leaves it as a top-line hockey arena) and it will likely garner more donor dollars (since the facility would be something that would get TV time).

Back in the day I always thought it was cool that BC had separate hockey/basketball venues(although McCue and Roberts were so antiquated) so I applaud your suggestion of a new separate basketball complex.

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:56 am
by Bunratty
HJS wrote:The problem with building a BB facility wasn't space. The problems were largely due to the manner in which Jarmond went about it. Marty was concerned about ticking boxes... build something... hire a coach... get another job.

If Kraft spends a little upfront money to create a quality plan/vision/design, I think the money will be there. But, like the FB facility, this is something that (if done right) will take time to plan and implement. As I've said before, I think it best to build a forum (where BB has offices, lockerrooms, weightrooms and practice facilities) where games are played. It removes the design issues of Conte (and leaves it as a top-line hockey arena) and it will likely garner more donor dollars (since the facility would be something that would get TV time).

This would be excellent. But where is the space to build an integrated hoops facility on campus? Maybe where the Plex was, which is now a lot of green space?

Re: Basketball Practice Facility

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:50 pm
by MF73-Eleazar
Shoreagle wrote:
HJS wrote:The problem with building a BB facility wasn't space. The problems were largely due to the manner in which Jarmond went about it. Marty was concerned about ticking boxes... build something... hire a coach... get another job.

If Kraft spends a little upfront money to create a quality plan/vision/design, I think the money will be there. But, like the FB facility, this is something that (if done right) will take time to plan and implement. As I've said before, I think it best to build a forum (where BB has offices, lockerrooms, weightrooms and practice facilities) where games are played. It removes the design issues of Conte (and leaves it as a top-line hockey arena) and it will likely garner more donor dollars (since the facility would be something that would get TV time).

Back in the day I always thought it was cool that BC had separate hockey/basketball venues(although McCue and Roberts were so antiquated) so I applaud your suggestion of a new separate basketball complex.


I obvs know what the Roberts Center is, but what's McCue? Was it where Conte is now?