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Title: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on July 11, 2017, 05:05:00 PM
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Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on July 11, 2017, 05:06:48 PM
I understand that we will have much more in the way of none-apparel fan garb. A little less in apparel in-store, but a larger on-line selection. The back-half of the new apartments are finished, as I understand. These will be right behind the bookstore. I may need to drive over and get some shots.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: YsuPride on July 11, 2017, 07:14:46 PM
Seems like a lot of growth at YSU. That area has really improved and looks so much better. Now they just need to resurface Fifth Avenue. Hopefully that's in the works before football season that road is a disaster
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 11, 2017, 08:26:31 PM
Apartments behind the bookstore still need a little work, maybe a couple weeks. Bookstore opens on the 17th I believe. The Enclave, which are the other apartments are being built at the corner of Wick and Lincoln. Fifth avenue from what I heard is getting a complete makeover like Wick sometime in 2018. Lots of things happening!!!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: OleYSUfan on July 12, 2017, 12:30:26 PM
Wow, looking forward to see some of the improvements and additions. We plan to be there in late August to visit for a few weeks.

What happened to the plans to add special sports broadcast class rooms on the East side of Stambaugh Stadium?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 12, 2017, 01:10:20 PM
Wow, looking forward to see some of the improvements and additions. We plan to be there in late August to visit for a few weeks.

What happened to the plans to add special sports broadcast class rooms on the East side of Stambaugh Stadium?

That multimedia center will be constructed once the football season ends. They didn't have all the funds ready in time to star this past year.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on July 12, 2017, 06:29:28 PM
I decided to do some volunteer work, so Tressel was at Columbus talking with the group & he brought artists renditions of the changes. The entire campus, all living areas and stores will have underground power lines and high-intensity lighting. Several new call-boxes as well. Streets paved with what he called "enhanced" sidewalks. Just like the ones around WATTS now. (The ones by WATTS have rubber foot massaging, then concrete walk & then bike area. One of the people attending asked about the 3 newer lots by the old doctors offices behind FNB Field. Tres did not have any specifics, but thought some changes were coming related to traffic & parking. I also understand that there are still plans to build a woman's sports building.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: OleYSUfan on July 12, 2017, 09:19:34 PM
Thanks Chief and Fan for YSU updates; sounds like a lot of improvements have been completed and a lot more scheduled for next year. That should make the campus far more attractive for future students and recruits.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 13, 2017, 11:49:35 AM

Attended the Summer Festival for the Arts on Saturday.  This is a growing event the covers most of the central part of the campus grounds and I recommend it to all.  A very impressive group of craftspersons and artists, and I did spend some money, (not a ton).  According to my marketing guy, who is also an artist, I missed JT for about an hour, but he does get around.  I was a freshman the fall 1967 and the difference from them to now is REMARKABLE.  We actually had parking lot referred to in the Jambar as the "mud lot".  Everybody called it that.  I am the leading expert in State universities in Ohio.  Being a YSU alum, married to a KSU grad, with a son graduated from OSU and a daughter from BGSU.  My wife (who also has a masters from YSU) said the campus area of YSU is now competitive with the other 3, when it used to be a joke compared to "real" universities.   The administration has done a great job here, and where I give JT most all the credit for the athletic turnaround, this had been ongoing consistently even when he was here coaching. 
This is not sports and I'll stop now, but the university deserves to have the Arts Festival supported.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytowngirl on July 17, 2017, 02:14:07 PM
Campus is really improved since I went there 1998-2002.  It's great to see them build a nice campus.  I guess Barnes &  Noble is moving in on every campus as the campus bookstore.  Same happened at Ohio State. 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 18, 2017, 09:58:58 AM
Campus is really improved since I went there 1998-2002.  It's great to see them build a nice campus.  I guess Barnes &  Noble is moving in on every campus as the campus bookstore.  Same happened at Ohio State.
1998?? Should have seen it is 1967.  West hall was an honest to goodness old army barrack and the basement at Clingan-Waddell was legendary! 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 18, 2017, 10:27:19 AM
Campus is really improved since I went there 1998-2002.  It's great to see them build a nice campus.  I guess Barnes &  Noble is moving in on every campus as the campus bookstore.  Same happened at Ohio State.
1998?? Should have seen it is 1967.  West hall was an honest to goodness old army barrack and the basement at Clingan-Waddell was legendary!
Go Guiana, try 1966 when I was a freshman at Youngstown University, back then, also known as UCLA.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: OleYSUfan on July 18, 2017, 10:28:10 AM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 18, 2017, 10:45:23 AM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
I had several math/engineering classes in the basement of Clingan-Waddell Hall. What an experience!
However, the temperature was comfortable.
Now, they regularly turned the AC off on the hot days (>85 degree) between 3-7pm. I had classes from 4:30 - 11 pm. The room temperature offen exceed 90 degrees at the beginning of the class. We had to continuously search for cooler rooms in the building. We moved from room to room 3-4 times through out the evening as AC gradually came back on after 8 pm.
The building is also energy efficient..... Which means the windows cannot be open.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 18, 2017, 02:26:12 PM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
I had several math/engineering classes in the basement of Clingan-Waddell Hall. What an experience!
However, the temperature was comfortable.
Now, they regularly turned the AC off on the hot days (>85 degree) between 3-7pm. I had classes from 4:30 - 11 pm. The room temperature offen exceed 90 degrees at the beginning of the class. We had to continuously search for cooler rooms in the building. We moved from room to room 3-4 times through out the evening as AC gradually came back on after 8 pm.
The building is also energy efficient..... Which means the windows cannot be open.
I had a 4 hour calculus class Saturday morning in the basement of C-W hall.  (3-1/2 hours trapped in that damn basement!)  You should be glad your windows didn't open.  Ours did, and the street dust came through the steet level grates down a 6' deep window well and driffed into the classroom!  Oh, the good ol' days!
You guys knew the "mud lot" and all the parking issues then too!  Started ate $150 per quarter, full time. 







Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 18, 2017, 04:47:58 PM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
I had several math/engineering classes in the basement of Clingan-Waddell Hall. What an experience!
However, the temperature was comfortable.
Now, they regularly turned the AC off on the hot days (>85 degree) between 3-7pm. I had classes from 4:30 - 11 pm. The room temperature offen exceed 90 degrees at the beginning of the class. We had to continuously search for cooler rooms in the building. We moved from room to room 3-4 times through out the evening as AC gradually came back on after 8 pm.
The building is also energy efficient..... Which means the windows cannot be open.
I had a 4 hour calculus class Saturday morning in the basement of C-W hall.  (3-1/2 hours trapped in that damn basement!)  You should be glad your windows didn't open.  Ours did, and the street dust came through the steet level grates down a 6' deep window well and driffed into the classroom!  Oh, the good ol' days!
You guys knew the "mud lot" and all the parking issues then too!  Started ate $150 per quarter, full time.
Some of my classes were in another "classy" building which you guys might have forgotten - the Rayen school, next door to the YWCA. However, it was an improvement over CWH.
The following year, we were spoiled (by moving into the brand new engineering building). I will stop now before getting kick out of the site for all these non YSU sports discussions.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Petey on July 18, 2017, 05:16:32 PM
Attended 72 to 76. Remember making it to the top floors of Jones Hall and finding quite a few fake walls and passages between rooms by moving pieces of trim just like the movies.  Not a joke really happened! Someone suggested at one time they were butler passages for a wealthy family that lived there prior to the University taking it over?


GOOO GUINS!!!!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 18, 2017, 05:23:11 PM
Attended 72 to 76. Remember making it to the top floors of Jones Hall and finding quite a few fake walls and passages between rooms by moving pieces of trim just like the movies.  Not a joke really happened! Someone suggested at one time they were butler passages for a wealthy family that lived there prior to the University taking it over?


GOOO GUINS!!!!

Jones Hall.... Was the reason for us being known to be UCLA...
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Buddy on July 18, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
I attended from 1980 to 97.  couple of undergraduate and masters.  So the place really change over the years.  All the bars and houses around the campus.  Drinking age was 18 and the party crowd was something.  When the drinking age changed to 21 killed that scene and the school became really refined!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: guinpen on July 18, 2017, 08:32:40 PM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
I had several math/engineering classes in the basement of Clingan-Waddell Hall. What an experience!
However, the temperature was comfortable.
Now, they regularly turned the AC off on the hot days (>85 degree) between 3-7pm. I had classes from 4:30 - 11 pm. The room temperature offen exceed 90 degrees at the beginning of the class. We had to continuously search for cooler rooms in the building. We moved from room to room 3-4 times through out the evening as AC gradually came back on after 8 pm.
The building is also energy efficient..... Which means the windows cannot be open.
I had a 4 hour calculus class Saturday morning in the basement of C-W hall.  (3-1/2 hours trapped in that damn basement!)  You should be glad your windows didn't open.  Ours did, and the street dust came through the steet level grates down a 6' deep window well and driffed into the classroom!  Oh, the good ol' days!
You guys knew the "mud lot" and all the parking issues then too!  Started ate $150 per quarter, full time.
Some of my classes were in another "classy" building which you guys might have forgotten - the Rayen school, next door to the YWCA. However, it was an improvement over CWH.
The following year, we were spoiled (by moving into the brand new engineering building). I will stop now before getting kick out of the site for all these non YSU sports discussions.

My very first class at YSU was at Rayen, 1971, Helen Van Gorder I believe.

I know it has been a while for me but I am impressed with the changes.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 18, 2017, 09:14:54 PM
go quins:

Wow I totally forgot about Clingan-Waddell Hall! I had my math classes there back in 62,63; it was eerie. The 3rd floor of the Main Building was extremely cramped with very low ceilings. All in all, it was a great place.
I had several math/engineering classes in the basement of Clingan-Waddell Hall. What an experience!
However, the temperature was comfortable.
Now, they regularly turned the AC off on the hot days (>85 degree) between 3-7pm. I had classes from 4:30 - 11 pm. The room temperature offen exceed 90 degrees at the beginning of the class. We had to continuously search for cooler rooms in the building. We moved from room to room 3-4 times through out the evening as AC gradually came back on after 8 pm.
The building is also energy efficient..... Which means the windows cannot be open.
I had a 4 hour calculus class Saturday morning in the basement of C-W hall.  (3-1/2 hours trapped in that damn basement!)  You should be glad your windows didn't open.  Ours did, and the street dust came through the steet level grates down a 6' deep window well and driffed into the classroom!  Oh, the good ol' days!
You guys knew the "mud lot" and all the parking issues then too!  Started ate $150 per quarter, full time.
Some of my classes were in another "classy" building which you guys might have forgotten - the Rayen school, next door to the YWCA. However, it was an improvement over CWH.
The following year, we were spoiled (by moving into the brand new engineering building). I will stop now before getting kick out of the site for all these non YSU sports discussions.

My very first class at YSU was at Rayen, 1971, Helen Van Gorder I believe.

I know it has been a while for me but I am impressed with the changes.

I think I had her for English 101 also. I believe it was in the Jones Hall, home of the English department.

Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 19, 2017, 09:46:56 AM

Some of my classes were in another "classy" building which you guys might have forgotten - the Rayen school, next door to the YWCA. However, it was an improvement over CWH.
The following year, we were spoiled (by moving into the brand new engineering building). I will stop now before getting kick out of the site for all these non YSU sports discussions.
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1AA started this thread talking about campus improvements so I think we are "clean" with non-sports, until he moves the thread
Rayen was too far gone for the HS students, so they sold it to us!  Yes I did forget!  Ever have a gym class at the Y downtown?  Another joke.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 19, 2017, 10:28:43 AM

Some of my classes were in another "classy" building which you guys might have forgotten - the Rayen school, next door to the YWCA. However, it was an improvement over CWH.
The following year, we were spoiled (by moving into the brand new engineering building). I will stop now before getting kick out of the site for all these non YSU sports discussions.
1AA started this thread talking about campus improvements so I think we are "clean" with non-sports, until he moves the thread
Rayen was too far gone for the HS students, so they sold it to us!  Yes I did forget!  Ever have a gym class at the Y downtown?  Another joke.
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Gee, I forgot all those gym classes @ YMCA downtown.
I remember that for couple of semesters I had a class in another classy building which housed the school of education. The building previously housed the Elm Road Elementary school. That building was, at the time, the most Northern building on campus.
I only had 10 min between classes to run to the gym class @YMCA, the most Southern building. Heck, since I could do that, passing the gym class was never a problem.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 19, 2017, 10:58:20 AM
Speaking of bars, they are building one on campus I believe. Also a tattoo shop is opening on Lincoln. Kinda ironic as JT is our school president lol.....
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 19, 2017, 11:56:32 AM
Speaking of bars, they are building one on campus I believe. Also a tattoo shop is opening on Lincoln. Kinda ironic as JT is our school president lol.....
Yes, the building housed the old bar "Tony's hide away" on Elm Road was demolished couple of years ago. The old Burger King on Elm is now Hot Heads. The two eateries on Lincoln were splitted into 3 spaces. 1 of the 3 became Jimmy Johns. The 2nd one became the tatto shop. The middle one was University Pizzaeria which was closed couple years ago.

Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 19, 2017, 12:28:15 PM
Speaking of bars, they are building one on campus I believe. Also a tattoo shop is opening on Lincoln. Kinda ironic as JT is our school president lol.....
Yes, the building housed the old bar "Tony's hide away" on Elm Road was demolished couple of years ago. The old Burger King on Elm is now Hot Heads. The two eateries on Lincoln were splitted into 3 spaces. 1 of the 3 became Jimmy Johns. The 2nd one became the tatto shop. The middle one was University Pizzaeria which was closed couple years ago.
Tony's Hideaway!  Went to many calculus classes drunk on cheap drafts from the Hideaway!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on July 20, 2017, 11:26:18 AM
Speaking of bars, they are building one on campus I believe. Also a tattoo shop is opening on Lincoln. Kinda ironic as JT is our school president lol.....
Yes, the building housed the old bar "Tony's hide away" on Elm Road was demolished couple of years ago. The old Burger King on Elm is now Hot Heads. The two eateries on Lincoln were splitted into 3 spaces. 1 of the 3 became Jimmy Johns. The 2nd one became the tatto shop. The middle one was University Pizzaeria which was closed couple years ago.
Tony's Hideaway!  Went to many calculus classes drunk on cheap drafts from the Hideaway!

wasn't those 3-2 beers great for us, the 18 years old kids? Do you remember the steak sub shop next door to Tony's?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on July 20, 2017, 02:08:56 PM
They've started The Enclave on the corner of wick and lincoln and that's really gonna be something when it's finished.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: DefendYoungstown on July 25, 2017, 03:13:48 PM
As the Wick Ave Improvement Project nears completion, construction has begun on The Enclave student apartment building on Lincoln & Wick Ave. The 166-bed building will feature four levels of student apartments and ground floor retail space. A grand opening is expected for Fall 2018.

5th Ave (between the Madison Ave Expressway bridge and Commerce Street) is scheduled for total renovation in 2018 as well.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228649_1962178954053524_2769234699878429570_n.jpg?oh=d78ea03e449691266b8db8b69d59e009&oe=59F16568)

Also, in case you missed it, the old Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church (built in 1923) on the corner of Walnut & Rayen (think: behind Main Library and before MVR) is being repurposed into a brewery. The grand opening is scheduled for September.

Story: http://www.wfmj.com/story/35895744/youngstown-brewery-connects-with-the-past?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=13503970
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on July 26, 2017, 08:50:19 AM
Ya' gotta love churches repurposed as breweries!  Although Presbyterians aren’t as strict as some, so it would be more ironic if it had been a Baptist Church!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: penguinpower on August 04, 2017, 10:06:35 PM
I was in town this week.  Went to the bookstore.  Fantastic upgrade.  True D1 store.

Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on August 04, 2017, 11:11:27 PM
Wick will be done in a couple weeks. Ahead of schedule.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on August 17, 2017, 08:25:32 PM
The Enclave apartments on the corner of Wick and Lincoln will have ground broken tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: YsuPride on August 18, 2017, 02:48:48 PM
What about repairs to 5th avenue?  That road is hell
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on August 18, 2017, 04:16:20 PM
What about repairs to 5th avenue?  That road is hell

That's next years project.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on September 21, 2017, 10:44:05 PM
Looks like this is the new bar on campus, Pete's Pub. Where Upie used to be on Lincoln.



https://twitter.com/Youngstown_His/status/910558681837826049
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on September 22, 2017, 08:37:23 AM
Looks like this is the new bar on campus, Pete's Pub. Where Upie used to be on Lincoln.



https://twitter.com/Youngstown_His/status/910558681837826049

GREAT clip.  dozens of GREAT photos! 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuseasonticket on December 06, 2017, 07:01:39 PM
Now that the season is over, any word when the east end press box will get started? Went past today and the shanty is still up. They have 1.5 million already pledged for it.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on December 06, 2017, 07:22:13 PM
Now that the season is over, any word when the east end press box will get started? Went past today and the shanty is still up. They have 1.5 million already pledged for it.


Construction starts in January. Will be done by August.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuseasonticket on December 10, 2017, 02:10:04 PM
Thank you for the info and your quick response. It will totally change the appearance of the Ice Castle.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on December 11, 2017, 09:07:41 AM
Thank you for the info and your quick response. It will totally change the appearance of the Ice Castle.
Agree 100%  There is a LOT we could be doing to improve the fan football experience.  Look at what JMU is doing with club seating, etc. and you can see how far behind the curve the YSU Athletic Department is, but this is a very necessary first step. 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuseasonticket on February 05, 2018, 04:04:14 PM
Still no activity on the east end press box, starting to get a little concerned.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 07, 2018, 08:09:56 PM
Project is still under review trying to find a contractor from what I hear
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 08, 2018, 08:27:07 AM
Project is still under review trying to find a contractor from what I hear
know something about construction projects, I bet you left out the words "trying to fine a contractor that will do the project for our estimated price, from what I hear.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 09, 2018, 10:01:36 AM
I would assume if they don't start construction here in the next few weeks, it'll be scratched until next year.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 20, 2018, 10:03:51 AM
According to JT, construction won't start until the fall... Yikes.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 20, 2018, 10:37:18 AM
According to JT, construction won't start until the fall... Yikes.
I suppose there is a ton of "behind the bleachers" work they could do in the fall, but that does seem odd to start a football stadium construction project at the start of football season?!?!

I have seen nothing to make me thing this is part of an overall plan to keep Stambaugh Stadium competitive with the top 1AA programs in the country, but I have not seen, hear, or read anything to that effect.  While this project if DEFINITELY needed and will be a very welcome upgrade for the specific area it addresses, it does nothing to coordinate with a much needed entire stadium upgrade project.  When first opened, Stambaugh was the finest facility in the league, and even when we moved to the MVFC I still believe it was tops.  We now have an aging facility lacking many amenities of top tier programs, and IMO ranks no better than middle of the field in MVFC and nowhere near the top 10 in 1AA football.  If you want to recruit and play at the top level, your facilities need to be at or near the top.  Certainly the WATTS is there, but Stambaugh isn't any longer.  If only our AD had vision..............alas, it is up to the University President to create and lead another campus drive.  If I were JT, I'd get some help!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on February 20, 2018, 11:11:39 AM
According to JT, construction won't start until the fall... Yikes.
It really should not be a surprise to anyone.
They had the entire summer to dig up and close Lincoln Ave for re-construction. But no! they started the work the first week of Fall Semester creating a mess on campus. If that wasn't bad enough, they started the Wick Ave. project by closing Wick Ave also (almost simultaneously).
To top it off, they closed several parking lots to construct the student dormitories. Students and faculty drove around everyday looking for parking spaces.
In one of the meetings, I was arguing with the director of the parking services about his announcement of closing the Lincoln parking deck  ( around 1000 parking spaces) without any replacing the parking spaces (he plans to put in a surface lot with less than 25% parking spaces targeted for completion 1 year later).
I asked him what was his plan to replace these lost parking spaces. His answer was, "I don't know, we are studying it ..."
Many of my students were late for class because they could not find parking spaces (many even left work early).

It was even worse this winter because City of Youngstown and the campus road crew did very little to clear the  roads, walk ways and parking lots. The campus was a mess after each snow storm. Roads were fine until I entered the city and the campus. These were not side streets. These were major streets which included Wick, Belmont, Fifth ave, Lincoln, Rayen, 422 and MLK.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 20, 2018, 12:09:35 PM
One word comes to mind, bureaucrats.  The bane of modern society. 
Historically "bureaucrat" was not a negative term, but it is almost like a swear word today.  That is the same thing that bogs down any efforts at sports marketing as well.  Everybody hard at work doing their jobs, and no good coming from all the effort!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuseasonticket on February 20, 2018, 02:47:15 PM
According to JT, construction won't start until the fall... Yikes.

Come on.....fall???

I won't believe it till I see it.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 20, 2018, 03:04:40 PM
According to JT, construction won't start until the fall... Yikes.

Come on.....fall???

I won't believe it till I see it.
Ask yourself this, "what would be the worst, most inconvenient time for this project."  If your answer is "fall" then the start date will be fall!  Pretty simple if you think like a bureaucrat!  The good news is, the worse the mess is around Stambaugh stadium, the better the chance we have a great season and draw a bunch of people that can't park, etc.  This is a proven variant on Murphy's law!  "What can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time!"
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on February 20, 2018, 03:14:50 PM
One word comes to mind, bureaucrats.  The bane of modern society. 
Historically "bureaucrat" was not a negative term, but it is almost like a swear word today.  That is the same thing that bogs down any efforts at sports marketing as well.  Everybody hard at work doing their jobs, and no good coming from all the effort!

Well said, Go....
Many people are working hard doing the same thing as their predecessors . Unfortunately, status Quo just won't cut it in today's competitive environment. Others will eat your lunch. In order to compete for the entertainment $,   we must do aggressive marketing and provide value for our perspective customers.

MBB played in nearly empty basketball court most of the season. There were practically no promotions. Promotion for one of the game was to get in for free if you get a coupon at an ice cream vendors. I was going to go until I found out that I had to make a trip to take the coupon to the ticket office in the stadium before the game day to exchange for a ticket. Gee ,,,,
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 20, 2018, 04:38:42 PM
A contractor has not been selected yet. Nothing can be done until that happens.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: YSUGO on February 20, 2018, 06:40:48 PM
With attendance being pathetic closing the other side shouldn’t be a big deal
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: guinpen on February 20, 2018, 07:20:21 PM
With attendance being pathetic closing the other side shouldn’t be a big deal

It would be for me, my seats are on that side
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 20, 2018, 07:43:05 PM
Come on guys is it that bad around here that we have to always fall back to the same conversations. We still attack a coach that is not even around anymore. We still attack an AD's ability on facilities even after we have said on multiple occasions that his activities regarding facilities is not in question, but rather his ability to hire coaches that is in question. Then of course Saint Tressel will fix all, even though this is the one the areas where he would be my first thought as to being most responsible. Let's see .. so since you currently feel that Calhoun and Pelini are great choices, they are Tressel's doing and will remain that way until you no longer like them, then you can just blame Strollo.

I would like to see this project done by the first home game, but the first televised play-off game is just as good. BTW, our facilities are more than I-AA ...by far. Stambaugh is no exception. The only thing that is crucial would be the new booth and that can very easily be done by fall ...the classrooms and media center clearly will take more time. You are just like one of the guys that I tailgate with. He has always been upset that the new scoreboard looks "high school" (small); yet he completely ignores the fact that it is our second scoreboard. Have faith.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 21, 2018, 09:41:01 AM
1AA, you are SO predictable.  I could have writing that response for you!

Let me get this straight, "We still attack an AD's ability on facilities even after we have said on multiple occasions that his activities regarding facilities is not in question"  Does that mean because you say it isn't in question, it is not within our rights to question?  Seriously?

Whatever. 

In fairness to me, I have never been anti Montgomery.  Never saw him fumble or throw an interception or miss a block.  I have pointed out the difference in offensive philosophy between Bo and Shane and, IMO, an untenable difference between the HC and OC that should have (and has) led to the departure of Monty.  Shane isn't wrong, Bo isn't right, they just differ and that can't work longer term.  BUT I have never been anti Montgomery.  I also think in fairness to Bo, he came in acting a lot like the blustery foul mouthed guy that got fired at Nebraska.  I don't know what has mellowed him here, but his behavior has been FAR better than before YSU and better than I expected.  Bo deserves credit for him improvement.

How any rational human being can look at the changes in YSU during BOTH of the tenures of Jim Tressel at YSU and not admire what is true greatness, is amazing to me.  By the same token, how anyone could look at the dismal leadership of the athletic department for the last 20 years and not be aghast at the lack of leadership direction and accomplishment is also amazing to me.   

You have the right to love the work of Strollo, that's fine by me, but I reserve the right to make up my own mind, thank you!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 21, 2018, 05:07:48 PM
It's very perplexing to me that this project has taken over 2 years to even start since it was announced. Shouldn't be surprised tho I guess... On campus baseball stadium and a new tennis center with a bubble over it is next on the list.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 21, 2018, 09:59:00 PM
1AA, you are SO predictable.  I could have writing that response for you!

Let me get this straight, "We still attack an AD's ability on facilities even after we have said on multiple occasions that his activities regarding facilities is not in question"  Does that mean because you say it isn't in question, it is not within our rights to question?  Seriously?

Whatever. 

In fairness to me, I have never been anti Montgomery.  Never saw him fumble or throw an interception or miss a block.  I have pointed out the difference in offensive philosophy between Bo and Shane and, IMO, an untenable difference between the HC and OC that should have (and has) led to the departure of Monty.  Shane isn't wrong, Bo isn't right, they just differ and that can't work longer term.  BUT I have never been anti Montgomery.  I also think in fairness to Bo, he came in acting a lot like the blustery foul mouthed guy that got fired at Nebraska.  I don't know what has mellowed him here, but his behavior has been FAR better than before YSU and better than I expected.  Bo deserves credit for him improvement.

How any rational human being can look at the changes in YSU during BOTH of the tenures of Jim Tressel at YSU and not admire what is true greatness, is amazing to me.  By the same token, how anyone could look at the dismal leadership of the athletic department for the last 20 years and not be aghast at the lack of leadership direction and accomplishment is also amazing to me.   

You have the right to love the work of Strollo, that's fine by me, but I reserve the right to make up my own mind, thank you!

Does this mean that you are as predictable as I ? I have no issue with anything that you said. To me, you are wrong. Tressel was a terrible AD, plain and simple. As a head coach he changed our offense to an offense that would not work in our new conference, when we had been running another offense with tremendous success. Why did Tressel make those changes? Clearly he needed to impress someone else besides YSU fans and Gateway fans. (I guess 4 national championship appearances and 3 titles in the previous 5-years was not good enough?) Then when you finally get an OC that runs a modern version of the spread option, also having tremendous success with it ...people complain.   As President, Tressel has been touting the same campus updates that were touted before he arrived as president, yet I do not see you giving Cynthia Anderson any credit. Humphreys and Cochran worked tirelessly on what started out as "Campus 2000", which is where just about every change so far has come from. Your AD was a player when the MAC rejected us and said that it was drastically-superior facilities at NIU and Buffalo that gave them entrance and not YSU. Though that was far from the true reason, is was a true statement. So as AD, he is making our school and athletics more DI ... yet you give me nonsense that there is no direction. The went from no women's athletics (NCAA sanction bad) to quite a vast program, now you can say it is the wrong direction, but saying it is no direction is simply not true. Strollo has accomplished more than all of his predecessors combined. Heck, Malmisar voted against the building of Stambaugh and we made him AD over the man that had the idea and got it built. All of this being said, I still have many things that I can complain about Ron Strollo and I absolutely love JT as a coach, a president and a man. His accomplishments are more than noteworthy. So I did not like him as an AD ...he also did the job for less than $20k salary each year. I am on he field taking a few pictures of his introduction to the HOF & he walks up to me, shakes my hand and asks me how my father was doing . then remembering my father had bad eyesight he asks me how his eyes we doing. This is what makes him great. Strollos greatness stems from his ties. He is a west-sider, Fitch grad and star player, 2-time captain of YSU football teams during the "glory years". Now he give 110% to YSU and I do not even recognize the campus anymore because of his changes. You can find plenty of thing that you would do differntly than both Strollo and Tressel, but they are both the right people at the right time.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 22, 2018, 08:21:46 AM
1AA, you are going to start out by highlighting Jim Tressel's inability to coach?  Interesting approach.  Stupid, but interesting. 
I care about football, all the other stuff is "nice" it is "fine" and I'm glad each sport has it's supports, but sports at YSU is all about football.  One football game at YSU draws more fans than both golf, both track, softball and baseball and bowling combined for a season.  Virtually nobody in Youngstown, YSU or on your blog cares about anything but football.  Look at the YSU football record with Tressel on campus and without Tressel on campus, no comparison.  Plain and simple, you win with JT is here, lose when he isn't.  Strollo is a bureaucrat, providing -0- inspiration or leadership.  Also plain and simple.  I accept without challenge that Strollo is a fine man, I'm sure his Fitch education serves him will, and I'd love to have him as a neighbor, but as a leader? Not so much.

Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuguins4 on February 22, 2018, 12:30:23 PM
Strollos greatness

Wow.  Whatever you were doing in the pictures Strollo has of you must be bad.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Penguin Nick on February 22, 2018, 01:56:42 PM
From go guins:  "but sports at YSU is all about football." 

go guins, I love football but you should include men's basketball in your statement.  If the men's team did well they would be the talk of the town.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 22, 2018, 02:01:09 PM
Whatever, these same old ignorant conversations go nowhere. Just make sure you guys stop complaining about "the good old boy network".  Just make sure to give your donations and buy your tickets. That is what it is all about.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 23, 2018, 08:55:21 AM
From go guins:  "but sports at YSU is all about football." 

go guins, I love football but you should include men's basketball in your statement.  If the men's team did well they would be the talk of the town.
IF, is a very big word in a story, isn't it.  This issue with MBB is, while we have 1AA in football, we don't have it is BB.  We also don't have any conference rivalries because we play FB and BB in two different leagues. As long as we have split leagues and need to compete against OSU, Kentucky, and Duke in any tournament appearance, rating anywhere near football is going to be really hard.  I have supreme confidence in Coach Calhoun, but getting MBB anywhere close to FB is going to be a MAJOR struggle.
Yes, success breeds recognition, so I'll bet in a random survey at the mall, more people would know the leader of the track team, than the leading scorer on the basketball team.  Zallow has been featured in the paper, etc. much more.  BUT the relevant part of that it would be less than 1% or 2% know the names.  Many more pay attention to football.  We need to embrace this, not "fix" it.  That's why I want major upgrades to Stambaugh Stadium, because it is the landmark facility on campus and need to be top shelf.  Good grief, we still piss in troughs like the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium!  I couldn't believe it when they opened SS in 1982 and here we are 36 years later still pissing in the same troughs!?!?!  1AA wants to talk about how great the leadership of Strollo is for the AD.  Well, is he has such get skills, let's see him get us G-D urnals!
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 23, 2018, 09:00:02 AM
Whatever, these same old ignorant conversations go nowhere. Just make sure you guys stop complaining about "the good old boy network".  Just make sure to give your donations and buy your tickets. That is what it is all about.
I don't even know WTF your "good boy network" comment is about, but if you are implying the $$$ influences college athletics, well, welcome to the 20th century!  (maybe the 21th will be coming to a site near you soon!)
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 23, 2018, 01:31:38 PM
You know what good old boy network is & JT is now the head of it. Yet you somehow seem to dislike it when it is applied to Strollo. Fair is fair. I never like the Catholic school pissers either Go, but they do keep the floor cleaner, but somehow the school misses how much dirtier it makes the toilet stalls. I could care less about men's BB, put the $$ in the ladies program, at least we stand a chance there. Even though there is no audience, the media is falling all over women's sports. We already play UWGB & IUPUI, let's add close teams like Belmont, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Drake, Missouri State, Ball State and RMU (we occasionally play them already). These are all great MM good programs & we can compete there. I mean it certainly was not our men's program that got us into the MCC/horizon.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 26, 2018, 09:10:13 AM
You know what good old boy network is & JT is now the head of it. Yet you somehow seem to dislike it when it is applied to Strollo. Fair is fair. I never like the Catholic school pissers either Go, but they do keep the floor cleaner, but somehow the school misses how much dirtier it makes the toilet stalls. I could care less about men's BB, put the $$ in the ladies program, at least we stand a chance there. Even though there is no audience, the media is falling all over women's sports. We already play UWGB & IUPUI, let's add close teams like Belmont, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Drake, Missouri State, Ball State and RMU (we occasionally play them already). These are all great MM good programs & we can compete there. I mean it certainly was not our men's program that got us into the MCC/horizon.
No, actually I don't know what you are talking about regarding the good ol' boy network.  Certainly JT is a card carrying member, but I really don't know what you are talking about regarding JT, Strollo, and the network. 

What I DO know is JT is working his network daily to raise money for everything YSU, balance the budget, double the endowment and provide new and improved facilities for all. 
Take a look around and smell the roses.  If Strollo were any good at his job, and could work a good ol' boy
network at all, why is he still laboring away in the shadow of giants at YSU after 20 years and not at least at a MAC school by now?  Thank God the trustees were smart enough to snatch JT away from Akron! 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on February 26, 2018, 09:23:17 AM
Stambaugh is now maybe a top 25 stadium in FCS. Definitely not top 10 anymore.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 26, 2018, 09:26:44 AM
Stambaugh is now maybe a top 25 stadium in FCS. Definitely not top 10 anymore.
Agreed.  Not sure how to rate domes, but we rank maybe 4 or 5th in the MVFC and that can affect recruiting.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 26, 2018, 10:18:46 AM
Saying we have fallen out of the top 10 is probably fair ...we are still close & I may rate things differently than others. However, I would like to point out that most of the top stadiums still have a track around them. Our visiting lockers are a bit out of the top-10, but our lockers and weights are tops. Our surface it up with the best. We have 2 scoreboards, our capacity is still over 20k. You guys seem infatuated with a dome. My gosh, going to UNI is like going into Beeghly Center. Now, I think that the new weight room, the relocation of other sports facilities have made the football player facilities much nicer, that still remains the biggest weakness of the facility. Yet how many other programs have a multi-use facility? The new dinning hall is nice. I just do not think you can compare things that are not the same. Leave the dome go & rate them separately. Most domes at our level are a joke. Six teams use professional or share facilities with major institutions (so they cannot be considered I-AA facilities). Again it is a case where everyone wants to be Ohio State and will just gripe for the rest of their lives.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 26, 2018, 12:33:41 PM
Saying we have fallen out of the top 10 is probably fair ...we are still close & I may rate things differently than others. However, I would like to point out that most of the top stadiums still have a track around them. Our visiting lockers are a bit out of the top-10, but our lockers and weights are tops. Our surface it up with the best. We have 2 scoreboards, our capacity is still over 20k. You guys seem infatuated with a dome. My gosh, going to UNI is like going into Beeghly Center. Now, I think that the new weight room, the relocation of other sports facilities have made the football player facilities much nicer, that still remains the biggest weakness of the facility. Yet how many other programs have a multi-use facility? The new dinning hall is nice. I just do not think you can compare things that are not the same. Leave the dome go & rate them separately. Most domes at our level are a joke. Six teams use professional or share facilities with major institutions (so they cannot be considered I-AA facilities). Again it is a case where everyone wants to be Ohio State and will just gripe for the rest of their lives.
I, for one, think domes SUCK!  They are "required" if you live in some God forsaken hole like Fargo ND etc. But I'm 100% bought into a 21,000 seat outdoor facility for football.  The benefits for a dome are as follows:

The Fargodome has held events such as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, USHRA's Monster Jam, Rib Fest, World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, and other local, regional, and national events.College wrestlingThe Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior National Wrestling Championships (freestyle, Greco-Roman wrestling) takes place every year in the Fargodome in the month of July.[6]

Entertainment
Many famous acts have played the Fargodome including Avenged Sevenfold, Katy Perry, Cher, Guns N' Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Garth Brooks, Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Kenny Chesney, The Dave Matthews Band, Carrie Underwood, Aerosmith, Poison, Nsync, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Kiss, Beach Boys, Faith Hill, Bryan Adams, Ozzy Osbourne, Luke Bryan, Pink, Reba McEntire, Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Metallica, Prince, Justin Timberlake, and many others. The Fargodome is also capable of hosting events on ice such as Disney on Ice, and traveling broadway.   Anybody think this list would add to the community?

My, "need updates", for Stambaugh revolves around several of the following:
pissing in troughs like OLD Cleveland Municipal Stadium
no club section.
obsolete food service.
low high school apparel purchase opportunities
bleachers
our TV coverage is about the level you should expect from Jackson Milton High School, but hopefully that should get some better. 
video boards and score board upgrades.  And for all the "we've already done that," this is what NDSU did, along with adding seating to 25,000.
In summer 2016, the stadium video boards were replaced with 12 new interior displays featuring SMD LED technology including two large 30'x100' High Definition video/scoreboards on each endzone, 12'x24' screens behind those large screens for those seated behind the board, and four large 20'x22' High Definition video boards (one in each corner), the $7.7 million project also provided for four ribbon displays on the seating fascia 3' high and 33' long along with a portable 15' x 25' screen which can be moved around on gameday, the project also renovated the electronics room and provided for new computer and graphics technology. These screens replaced the 6 old boards installed in 2002. In total, the new boards provide for 8,500 square feet (790 m2) of LED boards in the dome. The contract also provided for an increase from 3 to 5 High Definition cameras for additional angles, one of the cameras has a 55x extra zoom for close up play.
ticketing game day is a joke, as is the whole admittance experience.  Going forward, does anybody think we will need a FAR more secure way to enter? 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: guinpen on February 26, 2018, 08:24:29 PM
Domes are not stadiums, especially at our level, and should not be included in any best stadium discussion. Football is meant to be played outside, no matter where.

I have no first hand knowledge of any other 1-AA stadium so I cannot do a fair compare, with that said I would have to think that we are in the top tier. Certainly the project for the East side will add to the status.

I have always hoped that we would close in one of the end zones with seating, with attendance what it has been there is not way to justify the concrete. But it would be nice to build up the north end zone to make it a little higher, plant with grass and allow fans to sit there and watch the game. Kinda like a picnic atmosphere.



Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 27, 2018, 08:44:14 AM
Domes are not stadiums, especially at our level, and should not be included in any best stadium discussion. Football is meant to be played outside, no matter where.

I have no first hand knowledge of any other 1-AA stadium so I cannot do a fair compare, with that said I would have to think that we are in the top tier. Certainly the project for the East side will add to the status.

I have always hoped that we would close in one of the end zones with seating, with attendance what it has been there is not way to justify the concrete. But it would be nice to build up the north end zone to make it a little higher, plant with grass and allow fans to sit there and watch the game. Kinda like a picnic atmosphere.
I generally agree with your negative attitude toward domes, but, with all due respect, the Fargo Dome is a first rate facility.  we think of "cold" in Ohio terms, but "Fargo cold" is another thing entirely! Frankly I'm glad they have a dome.  The UniDome, on the other hand..............
Certainly we have -0- need to expand seating.  HOWEVER I would love to see a club seating section, with the appropriate amenities.  If you want to see a game from high enough to follow pass patterns etc. and have a 68 year old body, Stambaugh can be as much a training session as football game.  And the piss troughs are gross!  The restricted access to food service, not to mention lack of variety............  What to experience an upgrade to the total game day experience at YSU?  Go to Paul Brown Stadium for a Massillon HS game!   
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 27, 2018, 09:19:53 AM
Some good points Go. In relation to entertainment, I am not sure there is much that we are ever going to do; the FargoDome does not see that many major events, considering their relative size within the state. I think many times that we forget Fargo the largest city in a N. Dakota. To make things fair, compare it to Ohio's largest city ...Columbus (112k vs 868k). That is only fair. In fact, even the tier-2 cities in Ohio (Dayton, Toledo and Akron) have populations of 200k or more ... much larger than Fargo.  The teir-2 cities in N. Dakota are much smaller than Youngstown. Yet, depending on what year you use, Youngstown is the 7th thru 10th largest city in Ohio. So if you are an entertainment act that is going to play a traditional 50-state tour, in N. Dakota you have no choice but to play in Fargo, but you do not really even think about playing in Youngstown unless you are making 10+ stops in the Buckeye state. The same thing applies to money. NDSU receives the majority of state and federal dollars given to/by N. Dakota.  However, Youngstown is larger than Bismark (N. Dakota's second-largest city) and most govt funds never make it down this far in the "pecking order". (#13).

I think our facilities technology is becoming very good for our size. We can now support any DI night game & can televise any post-season game. Although someone needs to check, as we may not be able to host the championship game with our lighting. On the restrooms I could not agree more with what you are saying. Club section is nice, but not needed, nor going to impact attendance ...just increase revenue on existing tickets. Open more loges. Also, I know this sounds odd, but I think that if we opened up the outfield sections of Stambaugh (no charge) then allowed local mobile vendors to sell/display their wares, we would really see an increase in attendance. It would eventually spill out into the parking lot attached to Stambaugh. I think that is (or once was) F7.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 27, 2018, 09:27:58 AM
BTW, I would be willing to bet that people from the plain states would be miserable if they spent a traditional winter in Ashtabula, Conneaut or Erie. During a year when the lake does not freeze until late, the moisture makes life just miserable. Most of the plain states have a much more dry cold. However, I do agree that once you get down in temp ...cold is cold.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 27, 2018, 09:40:11 AM
BTW, I would be willing to bet that people from the plain states would be miserable if they spent a traditional winter in Ashtabula, Conneaut or Erie. During a year when the lake does not freeze until late, the moisture makes life just miserable. Most of the plain states have a much more dry cold. However, I do agree that once you get down in temp ...cold is cold.
Cold is cold.  Coldest days in Fargo could be dangerous for players and fans.  Don't forget, they call it the "plains" because there is nothing to stop the wind either!
The coldest Fargo days on record are:
10 Jan 1982   -38°F
1 Feb 1996   -37.1°F
30 Jan 2004   -36°F
16 Jan 1977   -35.1°F
29 Jan 1951   -35°F
Same for "dry heat".  I have a golf buddy, that when we were playing in Las Vegas at 109 and somebody says "but it's a dry heat", Ken says, "my oven is a dry heat, but it will still bake a turkey!"
BTW, I'm not sure I really like your analogy.  Who wouldn't be miserable spending time (anytime) in Ashtabula, Conneaut or Erie?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on February 27, 2018, 09:48:06 AM
Look up temps in rural Geuga, or places like Rome (Ohio of course) I bet they have broken those Fargo records every winter for the past 3 or 4 years. (-41f just this year alone). BTW. there is much more protection from the wind in Fargo, than across Lake Erie :)

But yes ....cold is cold. Not sure I would like a dome either.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 27, 2018, 09:56:33 AM
Look up temps in rural Geuga, or places like Rome (Ohio of course) I bet they have broken those Fargo records every winter for the past 3 or 4 years. (-41f just this year alone). BTW. there is much more protection from the wind in Fargo, than across Lake Erie :)

But yes ....cold is cold. Not sure I would like a dome either.
That's why nobody wants to go the Ashtabula!
BTW, the official record low in Rome OH is -28 in 1979 and again in 1994
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on February 27, 2018, 10:00:00 AM
1AA, I did find this headline for 2015 for Rome, OH
"Coldest place in Northeast Ohio reached a frigid -39 degrees Friday morning"
Hard to believe, but two internet stores and one is wrong?!?!?  Good grief, what happeed to "I read it on the internet, it must be true?"
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 19, 2018, 12:53:43 PM
They received two more donations of 100k each to name the radio booths in the new multimedia center. Construction should start summer/early fall.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on March 19, 2018, 01:15:17 PM
They received two more donations of 100k each to name the radio booths in the new multimedia center. Construction should start summer/early fall.
so we'll hear Bob Hannon say "coming to you live from the beautiful new confines of the "1AA & Ytownchief22 radio studio!"
Thanks guys! 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: HappyPenguin on March 19, 2018, 08:02:57 PM
They received two more donations of 100k each to name the radio booths in the new multimedia center. Construction should start summer/early fall.
so we'll hear Bob Hannon say "coming to you live from the beautiful new confines of the "1AA & Ytownchief22 radio studio!"
Thanks guys!

LOL dont forget "brought to you by Coke" right 1AA?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 22, 2018, 11:05:22 AM
Rumor is the tennis courts in between Stambaugh and the Watts are going bye bye replaced by more parking, and a new indoor tennis center is being built over by the soccer and softball stadiums. Target date by fall 2019.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on March 22, 2018, 11:59:00 AM
Rumor is the tennis courts in between Stambaugh and the Watts are going bye bye replaced by more parking, and a new indoor tennis center is being built over by the soccer and softball stadiums. Target date by fall 2019.

Great info. keep us posted Chief. I know that is where they had plans for the new Women's Sports center, but have heard nothing about the center recently. They have not updated the current clay courts in some time. I had thought they would relocate the outdoor courts over there and continue with the Boardman Center for indoor season.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: gbs20 on March 22, 2018, 08:54:32 PM
Boardman was sold to the owner of Avalon and Squaw Creek. Plans to remove 4 of the 8 courts for other uses. Need six for college matches so its out.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 22, 2018, 10:39:59 PM
Boardman was sold to the owner of Avalon and Squaw Creek. Plans to remove 4 of the 8 courts for other uses. Need six for college matches so its out.

Yep, the whole reason for building this is to keep matches on campus and cut down costs.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on March 25, 2018, 12:10:28 PM
How many courts do we have in Beeghly? I know they have had 4 setup where the intramural basketball hoops are, but are they official?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on March 25, 2018, 05:35:01 PM
How many courts do we have in Beeghly? I know they have had 4 setup where the intramural basketball hoops are, but are they official?


No. They are still using BTC for now until new building is up.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on March 26, 2018, 08:52:23 AM
I checked with all of the info that I could find and I do not see where there is any indoor facility requirement for the Horizon. Only a lighting requirement for outdoors.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 18, 2018, 06:59:51 PM
They are rebidding on the multimedia center in a couple weeks so look for construction to start June-July.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 23, 2018, 10:42:06 AM
Bids have been sent out for a new synthetic athletic field which will take the place of the M90 parking lot between Bryson and Elm which would be north of the WATTS across the bridge by the Lyden and Cafaro Houses. It will be named Cafaro Field. Then the Tennis Courts are being torn out and a new asphalt parking lot will go in extending the whole way from Elm to the east side stands of Stambaugh. A brand new indoor tennis center will be built on W Scott St next to the existing parking lot between W Scott and Grant street by where the soccer and softball stadium are now. It will have 6 indoor courts, locker rooms, bleachers, restrooms.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on April 24, 2018, 09:06:02 AM
Great info Chief. I heard about the Cafaro request at the same time Farmer's Bank submitted. I still do not understand though Eastwood Field is a nice complex, but I do understand that the Scrappers are leaving & the Mall is expanding. Has anyone heard of a new location or are they leaving the valley? Does Cafaro still own the Eastwood Mall?

Thanks,
Dan
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 24, 2018, 09:47:36 AM
Great info Chief. I heard about the Cafaro request at the same time Farmer's Bank submitted. I still do not understand though Eastwood Field is a nice complex, but I do understand that the Scrappers are leaving & the Mall is expanding. Has anyone heard of a new location or are they leaving the valley? Does Cafaro still own the Eastwood Mall?

Thanks,
Dan


I'm not sure I understand ? Scrappers are not leaving Eastwood. Neither are YSU baseball. Scrappers just signed a new contract to stay and they are upgrading the stadium this summer. This field being built on campus is just a synthetic grass field, like a football practice field. It will be used for inter murals and other events. No baseball stadium.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: IAA Fan on April 24, 2018, 05:48:50 PM
Great thanks again. I thought it was baseball
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: guinpen on April 24, 2018, 06:10:30 PM
Too bad, all sports should be played on campus.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on April 24, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
They've looked into turning Harrison Field into a baseball stadium but not enough space.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 13, 2018, 05:08:25 PM
Construction starts soon. Will be done by mid august.





http://www.ysu.edu/news/summer-campus-improvement-projects-include-media-center-stadium
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Penquin68 on May 13, 2018, 06:25:02 PM
Is this construction of the press box to be done by mid August?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 13, 2018, 07:15:19 PM
Is this construction of the press box to be done by mid August?


Supposed to be, yes.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: Double ET on May 13, 2018, 10:01:40 PM
Is this construction of the press box to be done by mid August?


Supposed to be, yes.
According to the article, it is supposed to be finished in Mid-August 2019. Did you guys have inside information that it is to be finished in 2018 instead?
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on May 13, 2018, 10:43:09 PM
Is this construction of the press box to be done by mid August?


Supposed to be, yes.
According to the article, it is supposed to be finished in Mid-August 2019. Did you guys have inside information that it is to be finished in 2018 instead?



Sorry, yes that's what I meant. Would be remarkable to finish in 2.5 months lol. Not sure if they'll have construction going during football season or not.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuguins4 on May 15, 2018, 12:05:12 PM
Construction starts soon. Will be done by mid august.

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on May 15, 2018, 12:32:39 PM
Glad they are getting started!  Will be great addition to Stambaugh.  Now they can look at bathrooms, club seating etc. going forward.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on June 04, 2018, 07:45:24 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned but the plaza outside Beeghly Center is getting renovated as well this summer.
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: go guins on June 05, 2018, 09:17:25 AM
Pretty sure I'm at least among the oldest people on this site, but for those that go back at least a few decades the changes on the campus are remarkable.  EVERYTHING is better than I remember! (with the exception of the parking deck, which is the same crappy facility it has been for MANY years!)  I started in what looked more like an abandoned military installation set in a slum.  We now have a 1st rate university that actually helps with recruiting, not a barrier to be overcome!  If you've read my posts before, you know I think JT is simply great as University President, but many of the campus projects to which I refer had many sponsors and benefactors outside of Tressel.  IMO, ALL associated with YSU over the last 50 years have much to be proud of! 
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ysuseasonticket on August 01, 2018, 06:49:17 PM
Was on Fifth Avenue yesterday and looked over to see the shanty is still up on the east stands.

I'm starting to worry.....
Title: Re: Campus Updates
Post by: ytownchief22 on August 01, 2018, 06:59:49 PM
It's going to start in a couple weeks. They've been doing some preliminary work. There will be construction all football season long hence why that side will be closed off from the fans. Should be done August 2019.