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  • A "major commitment"?

    I originally put this in the Stutz thread but thought it might deserve it's own.

    From the updated article on Stutz's verbal commitment:

    Stutz and his parents decided to lean on friends for an informal prayer group Wednesday. When he arrived home later that night, WSU coach Gregg Marshall had left him a message. He called Marshall, who talked excitedly about the university making a "major commitment" to basketball in the near future.
    I wonder what that could mean?

    http://www.kansas.com/250/story/222833.html

  • #2
    I read that and wondered what that could mean. Since we just finished the updating the arena, plus all those extra's that included, plus a great new coach, what else can the University do for the team?

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    • #3
      I noticed that too. I hope we hear the news soon.
      YOUSUCKITPOX

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      • #4
        Wcome to Shocker Country Big Guy.......Another
        great job by the HC and his staff!!!!!!!

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        • #5
          It is a curious statement. Personally, I am happy with the commitment that the administration has made to the basketball program the past 7 or 8 years. What do other big time programs offer that WSU does not? That might answer your question.

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          • #6
            I thought about an athletic dormitory, but that's not specific to men's b-ball

            The only other "major" things I can think of are pretty far-fetched:

            - Moving to another conference, but at this point I don't see the logic in that.

            - Raising the arena roof to add more seats.

            Or it could just be additional funds to provide more charter flights and such. Mainly recruiting tools.

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            • #7
              New unis with some yellow on them?
              "If you strive for perfection, often times you can achieve excellence." --Gregg Marshall

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              • #8
                I was curious about that statement as well. Some pretty major commitments to the program have already been made in the past 7 years already:
                1. Turgeon was brought in to turn the program the right direction
                2. Henry Levitt Arena was transformed into Koch Arena
                3. Charter flights
                4. Gregg Marshall was brought in to keep the program up high

                What does the next chapter hold?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoyalShock
                  I thought about an athletic dormitory, but that's not specific to men's b-ball

                  The only other "major" things I can think of a pretty far-fetched:

                  - Moving to another conference, but at this point I don't see the logic in that.

                  - Raising the arena roof to add more seats.

                  Or it could just be additional funds to provide more charter flights and such. Mainly recruiting tools.
                  That would be sweet to add more seats!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maggie
                    It is a curious statement. Personally, I am happy with the commitment that the administration has made to the basketball program the past 7 or 8 years. What do other big time programs offer that WSU does not? That might answer your question.
                    TV time???

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoyalShock
                      Or it could just be additional funds to provide more charter flights and such. Mainly recruiting tools.
                      Aren't they flying charter to every game as it is?
                      The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.

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                      • #12
                        There is no way they are adding more seats right now and WSU is not moving to another conference in the foreseeable future. In addition, WSU has no direct control over television exposure.

                        Additional charter flights is something I thought about – do they have charter flights for the team or is it just for CGM on recruiting visits? I think this is the strongest possibility.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maggie
                          There is no way they are adding more seats right now and WSU is not moving to another conference in the foreseeable future.
                          Like I said, far-fetched, but they did come to mind.

                          In addition, WSU has no direct control over television exposure.
                          Why not? IIRC, KSU has their own deal with FSN. Maybe there is something in the works in this regard.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Maggie
                            There is no way they are adding more seats right now and WSU is not moving to another conference in the foreseeable future. In addition, WSU has no direct control over television exposure.

                            Additional charter flights is something I thought about – do they have charter flights for the team or is it just for CGM on recruiting visits? I think this is the strongest possibility.
                            I seriously doubt if more flights for recruiting would be used as a "carrot" for getting a recruit to verbally commit.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shockall
                              Originally posted by Maggie
                              There is no way they are adding more seats right now and WSU is not moving to another conference in the foreseeable future. In addition, WSU has no direct control over television exposure.

                              Additional charter flights is something I thought about – do they have charter flights for the team or is it just for CGM on recruiting visits? I think this is the strongest possibility.
                              I seriously doubt if more flights for recruiting would be used as a "carrot" for getting a recruit to verbally commit.
                              Perhaps there are some thoughts about moving to the new arena in a few years... :goshocks:

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