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Esteban hired Lyons, not Willard. 
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Remembering back:

Wasn't it just a few years ago that Willard was rumored to be in the hot seat, and get fired?
Wasn't Estaban the Pres there at the time?

Yet he is still there, and apparently, has turned things around.

Not too sure on when the AD came into Seton Hall.  But, one or the other had the foresight to see a program change coming.

OK, Lyons came in 2011, following Willard.  He and Willard were together at Iona, previously.  The now AD at Rutgers hired them both when an interim AD at Seton Hall.  and, yes, Willard was on the hot seat just 3 years ago.

Seems, Esteban has patience to let a program change.

http://www.nj.com/setonhall/index.ssf/2017/06/how_ad_pat_lyons_gave_seton_hall_a_fundraising_fac.html
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the stadium was built where the city wanted it, not sure depauls research influenced where the city put this.  Chicago was looking for a sucker to help pay, depaul couldnt raise their hand fast enough.

honestly, i dont see attendance shifting much with this move.  remember these games are played in the winter, when its dark out at 5 pm.  not sure kids are going be hanging around the loop, just to trek to McCormick to see a game. 
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Some comments:

"I just don't see hordes of Alumni going downtown for the games.  Or, staying and being tied to a train schedule ride home. I'm pretty certain, Alum demographics have them suburban based, for the most part."

Having all the demographic data, I'm pretty sure DePaul studied this issue to death before deciding on the South Loop. They also should know that for the first time in 37 years, it's once again practical for a large population to take a train to the game.  If I were on the DPU board, I would want to be convinced that the alumni fanbase they lose in the northwest suburbs will be recouped by new ones in the city.  I guess we'll have to judge the quality of those decisions when we see attendance.

"And, if this move was to aid student participation, why is the student section on the second level with fewer seats?"

A shockingly bonehead decision.

"I took all of my classes Downtown, undergrad and post grad.  Many a class, I would leave at the break to go
to LP and catch the game end.  I guess this is just the reverse."


I took six years of downtown classes too, but would never go to LP on a school day because I lived southeast. Wintrust would have been perfect for me back then, my train went right by where the arena now stands.

"Used to be the game was a reunion of old friends, classmates, frat bros, whatever.  I just don't see that comfy feeling."

This team loses so much, I cant even give away my tickets.
I am pretty sure you over-estimate DePaul relate the due-diligence they do and did. I'd would not be too shocked if they used Ray Kinsella logic.
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Some comments:

"I just don't see hordes of Alumni going downtown for the games.  Or, staying and being tied to a train schedule ride home. I'm pretty certain, Alum demographics have them suburban based, for the most part."

Having all the demographic data, I'm pretty sure DePaul studied this issue to death before deciding on the South Loop. They also should know that for the first time in 37 years, it's once again practical for a large population to take a train to the game.  If I were on the DPU board, I would want to be convinced that the alumni fanbase they lose in the northwest suburbs will be recouped by new ones in the city.  I guess we'll have to judge the quality of those decisions when we see attendance.

"And, if this move was to aid student participation, why is the student section on the second level with fewer seats?"

A shockingly bonehead decision.

"I took all of my classes Downtown, undergrad and post grad.  Many a class, I would leave at the break to go
to LP and catch the game end.  I guess this is just the reverse."


I took six years of downtown classes too, but would never go to LP on a school day because I lived southeast. Wintrust would have been perfect for me back then, my train went right by where the arena now stands.

"Used to be the game was a reunion of old friends, classmates, frat bros, whatever.  I just don't see that comfy feeling."

This team loses so much, I cant even give away my tickets.

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Demons Abyss / Re: 2022 committment - Skyy Clark
« Last post by DPU70 on October 12, 2017, 05:32:04 AM »
My question is.... Will I live that long to see him?
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This is more a matter of our quarter system.  5 weekday games when kids are in school, Wow.
Generally, those games were attended by Alum at Allstate.  They could get there after dinner. Or eat nearby.
I just don't see hordes of Alumni going downtown for the games.  Or, staying and being tied to a train schedule ride home.
I'm pretty certain, Alum demographics have them suburban based, for the most part.
And, if this move was to aid student participation, why is the student section on the second level with fewer seats?

I took all of my classes Downtown, undergrad and post grad.  Many a class, I would leave at the break to go
to LP and catch the game end.  I guess this is just the reverse.

Used to be the game was a reunion of old friends, classmates, frat bros, whatever.  I just don't see that comfy feeling.
It's more like a Bulls game.  Game over, BOLT.
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Demons Abyss / Re: George Maslennikov - 2018 commitment
« Last post by DPU70 on October 12, 2017, 05:11:22 AM »
Decent HS video, but really gawky.  Needs some beef and muscle tone, for sure. 

Maybe then, he'll grow into his legs.

Damn, his ears are wider then his shoulders.
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First time poster, long time lurker. And grad. Twice.
Arena: Let's recognize that half of all DePaul students view downtown as their campus. Easy train ride or a six minute cab ride straight down Wabash.
And about two years ago I was looking at buying a house or condo in that that "dredge part of town" neighborhood and was shocked at the $400k+ prices. That's changed a lot since then -- they're now $500k+ prices.  New bars and restaurants opening up, young families walking with their kids in strollers, what's next -- pigs flying? the Cubs winning a pennant? 
Enrollment: It's been steadily down across the board in the US since about 2010.  To be fair, not a DePaul thing.
Pretty much agree with everything else. Nice job.
Viewing it as campus is one thing; living on campus is another.

Answer me this please; for those who take classes downtown; what time would you say their classes typically end? What time will games start? Let looks as weekday games;
Delaware State - 7pm - classes in session
Youngstown State - 8pm - winter break
Alabama A&M 8pm- winter break
Miami (Ohio) - 8pm- winter break
Villanova - 6:30pm - winter break
Georgetown - 8pm - classes in session
Providence - 7:30pm - classes in session
Creighton - 8pm - classes in session
St. John's - 8pm - classes in session

So earliest game when classes are in session is 7pm. Are loop campus students sticking around downtown, or perhaps they go back to Lincoln Park for a few hours? If so, they then have that CTA ride back downtown.

 
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As far as declining College enrollments.... to me thats a good thing.  Because perhaps higher education will realize that the value propostion that they are selling isn't there anymore. Spending 180-200K on an education, saddled with that debt while lucky to make $45-50K after graduation?

As for the 'dredge' part of town... I've known that area for 15-20 years, and yes, dramatically changed over that period of time.  But for the majority of fans, its a net negative (even though I don't nec. share that view).  However, DePaul was used to the tune of $85million by the City to get what it wanted at the expense of something more desirable for the school.

Long story short, its a clown show in the Athletic Department... been for years. JLP is doing a helluva job as Bozo and Dave playing the part of Cookie to a tee.
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