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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by WuShock16 View Post
    And the shame of it was that the pilot/pilots lived to tell about it, right?

    At least one of them did. Can’t remember if both did.
    Co-pilot lived.

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  • Kung Wu
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    It was a horrifically tragic mistake, but I promise you no pilot meant to crash a plane that day. It'll take all the grace and forgiveness you can muster but if the pilot survived, he could use it I'm sure.

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  • WuShock16
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    And the shame of it was that the pilot/pilots lived to tell about it, right?

    At least one of them did. Can’t remember if both did.

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  • Aargh
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    Originally posted by WstateU View Post

    I have a lot of fond memories of WSU football. Unfortunately, I’m still haunted by the 1970 plane crash… it’s something that never leaves you and could have been avoided.
    "Could have been avoided" is quite an understatement. With the weight that plane was carrying, its' rate of climb was insufficient to ever gain enough altitude in time to get over the mountain it flew into. The pilot could have (should have?) known before leaving Denver that the "scenic" route he wanted to fly required a rate of climb that his plane was incapable of achieving.

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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by JVShocker View Post
    All I remember about the WSU football team was being 11-12 years old and pouring gatorade drinks for the players on the sidelines. If I remember correctly, they had these huge tubs and they would fill them with ice water for the players to soak in after the game.
    I have a lot of fond memories of WSU football. Unfortunately, I’m still haunted by the 1970 plane crash… it’s something that never leaves you and could have been avoided.

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  • JVShocker
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    All I remember about the WSU football team was being 11-12 years old and pouring gatorade drinks for the players on the sidelines. If I remember correctly, they had these huge tubs and they would fill them with ice water for the players to soak in after the game.

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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by WstateU View Post

    You might think about attaching the following video to your email or reference it... probably something ADKS should watch, if he hasn't already. It's history that shouldn't be forgotten.

    I don’t think this can be ‘bumped’ enough… I’ve watched it several times.

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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by shoxlax View Post

    Anything good?
    Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to listen. Was sitting in the doctors office waiting room and my number was called.

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  • shoxlax
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    Originally posted by WstateU View Post
    Saal…
    Anything good?

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  • WstateU
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    Saal…

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  • Aargh
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    Mills could shake some donor $$ loose if he can coach the recruits he brought in to a good conference finish. I think the $$ will be there if results from those $$ can be seen.

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  • shoxlax
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    Good find. Depressing, but good find.

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  • WuShock Reaper
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    I think this might be okay here because of the impact:

    Originally posted by 1972Shocker View Post

    It's not just GM's salary but also IB's and Wedge's buyouts.

    For fiscal year ending June 30, 2024 we will be paying out roughly $3.0 million.
    For fiscal year ending June 30, 2025 the payout is roughly $2.5 million.
    For fiscal year ending June 30, 2026 the payout is roughly $2.5 million.
    For fiscal year ending June 30, 2027 the payout is roughly $0.5 million. Should be done by Thanksgiving 2026.

    So only $8.5 million to go. Pretty good job security for our current crop of coaches. Not that there are any we need to get rid of.

    That kind of financial mismanagement, however, can leave a bad after-taste with the big $ donors. Still using a bulldozer trying to fill the hole that was dug.
    Looks like about $5.5 million to go.

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  • 1972Shocker
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    Originally posted by shoxlax View Post
    The AD has mentioned several times about bidding for events. Why would he say that if standards weren’t going to be met?
    I have to admit my knowledge on this is pretty superficial. But IF, and I emphasize IF. the Shockers are installing a non-standard track, which is what appeared to be the plan that might make it tough to host NCAA post-season events. As of May 2nd the plan stated:

    Phase 1B will widen the existing grass field to accommodate a regulation-sized soccer field and reconfigures the 8-lane track to a 9-lane track around the widened field. This phase also includes tiered grass seating at the north and south side of the track to accommodate team camps for state track or spectators for other events. Phase 1B is scheduled to begin June 2025 and be complete by February 2026.
    https://www.wichita.edu/about/public...soccer%20field.

    Perhaps I am misunderstanding what they are going to do but it sounds like the are planning on widening the track. I am assuming it will still be a 400 meter oval so that would result in shorter straight-aways and wider turns than a standard track layout (which Cessna Stadium currently has). Can they widen the filed, add an additional lane keep a standard layout and still accommodate a regulation-sized soccer pitch? According to previous discussion by our resident soccer experts that didn't seem to be the case, but maybe that can make it work.

    Maybe goshox74 can weigh in. He knows a lot more about this stuff than I do. Otherwise, I guess you would need to ask ADKS or perhaps Coach Rainbolt or Coach Hunter about that.

    If it turns out to be a non-standard layout I would not think that would be attractive to the NCAA for their meets. Not even sure what the AAC's stance will be for their outdoor championship if the track is non-standard. Especially, when UTSA has a IAAF Class I certified facility.

  • Kung Wu
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    Originally posted by shoxlax View Post
    The AD has mentioned several times about bidding for events. Why would he say that if standards weren’t going to be met?
    I have to do it one page at a time and on mobile thats painful. I will merge this tomorrow, its a good seed thread.
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