PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE


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PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby RAP » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:46 am

HEY, I HOPE THE RUMOR I HEARD ABOUT A PERMANENT SITE FOR THE NCAA'S IS JUST THAT. I AM HERE IN SAN ANTONIO AND DON'T LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO EUGENE OR BUFFALO EVERY YEAR. I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE SITE VARIED EACH YEAR. HOWEVER, IF IT IS HELD IN EITHER AUSTIN OR HOUSTON OR BATON ROUGE, I WILL GO ALONG WITH THAT. TOO MANY PEOPLE WILL BE UPSET IF IT GETS A PERMANENT LOCATION. IF IT DOES, THEN KANSAS CITY IS THE MOST CENTRAL SPOT FOR ALL CONCERNED.
RAP OUT.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby trackstar » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:58 am

>TOO MANY
>PEOPLE WILL BE UPSET IF IT GETS A PERMANENT
>LOCATION. IF IT DOES, THEN KANSAS CITY IS THE
>MOST CENTRAL SPOT FOR ALL CONCERNED.

You can scratch that idea. I don't know of a decent track facility in KC. I'd think Drake or Lawrence would be the nearest possibilities. The Big 12 Champs are held in Columbia (Missouri) every other year, but I don't think it seats enough for NCAAs.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:46 pm

Hey RAP, turn off the Caps Lock.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:37 pm

sorry about the caps but i meant no disrespect. i just don't know how to go from upper to lower case and get anything typed in less than five hours. i got used to all caps using an mc-88.
RAP out.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:04 pm

Check out the shift key. It's not that hard. See?
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:55 pm

From what I've heard, the 3-meet deal is a go. It's between Sacto, Eugene and Carson (Home Depot Center).
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:55 pm

From what I've heard, the 3-meet deal is a go. It's between Sacto, Eugene and Carson (Home Depot Center).
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:18 pm

it's "permanent" in that they're going to experiment with an initial contract of something like 3 years, see how it plays out.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:20 pm

>sorry about the caps but i meant no disrespect. i
>just don't know how to go from upper to lower
>case and get anything typed in less than five
>hours. i got used to all caps using an
>mc-88.
RAP out.>>

I give up; what's an MC-88? A Google search turns up a light meter as the first option; can't imagine you keystroking on one of those too much. Sounds more like something the NRA doesn't want banned.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby blacklily » Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:32 pm

>it's "permanent" in that they're going to
>experiment with an initial contract of something
>like 3 years, see how it plays out.

That's how it should be set up. Not sure if I want to see a truly permanent site, I like that NCAAs alternates locations. However, it should stay in a place for 3-5 years to build up a spectator base.

>From what I've heard, the 3-meet deal is a go.
>It's between Sacto, Eugene and Carson (Home Depot
>Center).

Isn't Austin bidding for it as well? Texans?
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Suckramento » Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:16 am

For the sake of the fans, one can only hope that Sacramento has no chance of getting this meet again, much less three more times. There isn't a more uncomfortable stadium in the country and the signt lines are absolutely terrible. If the NCAA knows what it is doing (and they frequently show that they do not), they will choose Eugene if they put it anywhere on a semi-permanent basis.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby RAP » Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:20 am

An MC-88 is an old Royal typewriter that only had caps. No lower case. Used in the military prior to computers. Some guys told their non-military friends that they flew MC-88s when all they did was type. (That was many moons ago.)Oh well...
DOES anyone know whatever happened to Obea Moore?
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:39 am

>DOES anyone know whatever happened to Obea Moore?<

He was in the stands last night in Sacramento.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby blacklily » Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:28 am

>For the sake of the fans, one can only hope that
>Sacramento has no chance of getting this meet
>again, much less three more times. There isn't a
>more uncomfortable stadium in the country and the
>signt lines are absolutely terrible. If the NCAA
>knows what it is doing (and they frequently show
>that they do not), they will choose Eugene if
>they put it anywhere on a semi-permanent basis.

http://www.sacbee.com/static/js/st/stRR ... 20Kreidler

Sacramento Bee article on its bid to be the semi-permanent site. Seems like it has a shot. Attendance figures thus far, based on newspaper reports:

Day 1- 5,500e
Day 2 - 7,100e
Day 3 - 8,900e

Sacramento is unique, but when was the last time NCAAs had these crowds? Not even Eugene '01 matched it. I'd rather see it in Sacramento than in Los Angeles metro. The meet would get lost in Tinseltown, way too much stuff to do there. Eugene could work, except its weather is the iffiest of the bunch & flight connections suck.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby blacklily » Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:31 am

Correct link:

"Meet Should Have a Permanent Home"
http://www.sacbee.com/content/sports/st ... 1331c.html
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:37 am

< Attendance figures thus
>far, based on newspaper reports:

Day 1-
>5,500e
Day 2 - 7,100e
Day 3 -
>8,900e>

Attendance figures based on actually being there: 3000, 4000, 5000. (maybe 6000)

(since the only way you could originally buy tickets was to buy all 4 days, suspect that in addition to the usual padding the official figures include people who bought but didn't attend)
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 15, 2003 8:32 am

The NCAA meet SHOULD have a permanent site and it should be EUGENE.
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Re: PERMANENT NCAA CHAMPS SITE

Postby blacklily » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:56 pm

>< Attendance figures thus
>far, based on
>newspaper reports:

Day 1-
>5,500e
Day 2 -
>7,100e
Day 3 -
>8,900e>

Attendance figures
>based on actually being there: 3000, 4000, 5000.
>(maybe 6000)

(since the only way you could
>originally buy tickets was to buy all 4 days,
>suspect that in addition to the usual padding the
>official figures include people who bought but
>didn't attend)

Sac Bee claims Day 4 (yesterday) had 10,400 spectators. Can anyone verify?
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